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‘A War Crime’: Rights Group Details Israel’s Use of Children as Human Shields

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Wafa. By Julia Conley / Common Dreams Israeli and U.S. claims that civilian casualties in Gaza are the result of Hamas’ use of “human shields” have figured prominently in Israel’s defense of the skyrocketing death toll in the […]

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Israel Bans Al Jazeera Journalists, Network

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The Committee to Protect Journalists on Sunday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s decision to ban the Al Jazeera news network in Israel. The network’s office was closed and its equipment was confiscated. Israeli cable channels were forced to delete Al Jazeera from their offerings, and even its […]

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‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 171: ‘Horrific’ Eyewitness Accounts Continue to Emerge From Israel’s Siege on Gaza’s Hospitals

Palestinians mourning over the body of a martyr. Photo from October 29, 2023 by Hosni Salah given to ScheerPost with permission to share. By Leila Warah / Mondoweiss Casualties  32,333 + killed* and at least 74,694 wounded in the Gaza Strip. 435+ Palestinians killed in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.** Israel revises its […]