Gaza massacres (27 December 2008 – )

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Gaza massacres (27 December 2008 - )   Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed and thousand more injured as Israel continues to assault the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza -- the majority of them children and refugees -- from the air, sea and sky.   <!-- Summary of events -->  Ongoing coverage from The Electronic Intifada Breaking news from Al-Jazeera   On 27 December, Israel began its bombardment on Gaza and then on 3 January began its ground offensive. At the end of 8 January in Gaza, at least 763 Gazans had been killed, including more than 200 children, and more than 3,000 injured since 27 December, according to Al Jazeera. Israel claims that it is targeting Hamas armed fighters and infrastructure, ostensibly in response to the firing of homemade…
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The shortcut to peace

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The shortcut to peace Hasan Abu Nimah, The Electronic Intifada, 28 January 2009 Palestinians in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip huddle around a fire next to their home destroyed during Israel's 22 days of attacks on Gaza. (Wissam Nassar/MaanImages) Because it is generally accepted by the so-called "international community" that Hamas is a major threat to Israel, and therefore to world peace and security, France has dispatched a frigate to participate in a new blockade of the Gaza Strip. The Sunday Times reported that United States naval ships hunting pirates in the Gulf of Aden have been instructed to track down Iranian arms shipments (25 January). Many other European states offered their navies to assist. Indeed, United Nations Security Council resolution 1860 emphasized the need to prevent illicit trafficking…
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Israeli settlers steal land, distort truth

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17/11/2008 04:00:00 PM GMT Comments (show_art_comments_count('183623');51) Add a comment Print E-mail to friend (electronicintifada.net) The establishment of Israeli settlements on the West Bank violates international humanitarian law. <!-- if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ','; phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11); document.write ("<" + "script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='"); document.write ("http://admin.alclick.com/adjs.php?n=" + phpAds_random); document.write ("&amp;what=zone:2141"); document.write ("&amp;exclude=" + document.phpAds_used); if (document.referrer) document.write ("&amp;referer=" + escape(document.referrer)); document.write ("'><" + "/script>"); //--> <a target='_blank' href="http://admin.alclick.com/adclick.php?bannerid=1725&amp;zoneid=2141&amp;source=&amp;dest=http%3A%2F%2Fclk.atdmt.com%2FWGR%2Fgo%2F129342649%2Fdirect%2F01%2F&amp;ismap=" ><img border="0" src="http://view.atdmt.com/WGR/view/129342649/direct/01/" /></a> <a href='http://admin.alclick.com/adclick.php?n=a290519d' target='_blank'><img src='http://admin.alclick.com/adview.php?what=zone:2141&amp;n=a290519d' border='0' alt=''></a> <!--The establishment of Israeli settlements on the West Bank violates international humanitarian law. --> By Paul J. Balles In April 2008, Jeremy Ben-Ami wrote in Forward about Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine: Somehow, for American politicians or activists to express opposition to settlement expansion – or support for…
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Cartoons from AIPAC's "Near East Report"

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Cartoons from AIPAC's "Near East Report" Documents The following cartoons appeared in the "Near East Report" the lobbying newsletter founded by Isaiah L. Kenen and currently published by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAC.
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A Sine on the Road to Mecca

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Home Current Issue Archives Bookshelf Online Features Marketplace Subscribe In This Section Search Book Reviews by Issue Issue Index Topical Index Author Index 1970-1997 Index Institutional Licensing American Scientist Classics Site Search Advanced Search Visitor Login Username Password Help with login Forgot your password? Change your username see full issue: May-June 2001 SCIENCE OBSERVER A Sine on the Road to Mecca Ancient Muslim methods for finding the "sacred direction" for prayer Dana Mackenzie Turn then thy face towards the Sacred Mosque: wherever ye are, turn your faces towards it.... For centuries, Muslims all over the world have obeyed this command from the Koran, facing Mecca five times a day for prayer. But for a Muslim who is thousands of miles from Mecca, finding the right direction to pray—the qibla, or…
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A Family's Deadly Ordeal

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At a Flash Point in Gaza, A Family's Deadly Ordeal Gallery Gaza Cease-Fire in Jeopardy Renewed clashes threaten tenuous cease-fire between Israel and Hamas after a 22-day conflict in the Gaza Strip. » LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY initHotContentContentColumn() dl#hotcontent-results { display:block; } #hotcontent-box-content_column { display:none; } placeHotContentBoxContentColumn(module); » Top 35 if ( typeof module != "undefined" ) document.write(module[0].name.replace(/Site/,'') + module[0].type.replace(/Most Clicked/,'') ); else document.write("Most Viewed");World Articles » Most Popular on washingtonpost.com hideContentColumnTools() TOOLBOX Resize Print E-mail washington_po284:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012602481.htmlYahoo! Buzz Save/Share + Digg Newsvine del.icio.us Stumble It! Reddit Facebook myspace NewsTrust <!-- if ( show_doubleclick_ad && ( adTemplate & TOOLBOX_LEFT_180X31 ) == TOOLBOX_LEFT_180X31 ) { document.write('<div style="margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:4px;clear:left;">') ; document.writeln ('<div style="padding-top:7px;margin:0px;float:left;"><img src="http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/article/images/advert.gif" alt="ad_icon" width="12" height="17" border="0"/></div>' ); } // --> if ( show_doubleclick_ad && ( adTemplate & TOOLBOX_LEFT_180X31 ) == TOOLBOX_LEFT_180X31 ) {…
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Rabbi told Israeli troops 'to show no mercy' in Gaza

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Israeli soldiers walk on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza Strip ©2009 Google - Map data ©2009 LeadDog Consulting, AND, Tele Atlas, Europa Technologies - Terms of Use Rabbi told Israeli troops 'to show no mercy' in Gaza 2 days ago JERUSALEM (AFP) — An Israeli human rights group on Monday called for the immediate dismissal of the chief military rabbi, claiming he gave soldiers fighting in Gaza pamphlets urging them to show no mercy. Yesh Din said it had written to both Defence Minister Ehud Barak and Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, urging them to "take this incitement seriously and fire Chief Military Rabbi" Brigadier General Avi Ronzki. It said a pamphlet distributed to soldiers taking part in Operation Cast Lead stressed that the troops should show…
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Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow

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News Israel Admits White Phosphorous Use in Gaza War-scarred Gaza Children Back to School BBC Under Fire Over Gaza Appeal Ban Hamas Sees New Bush in Barack Obama George Mitchell from N.Ireland to Mideast Israel Hires Minister to Fight War Crimes Claims Image Gallery Calisthenics Jabalia Prep C Walking Home Art Talks Support Our Work With scores of thousands of readers daily, Palestine Chronicle has become a leading authority regarding news, commentary and information about Palestine worldwide. To continue this critical task, we need your help today. Please click here to to lend your support. The Giftshop Visit our giftshop. A Taste of Palestine Palestinian olive oil. From the West Bank to your doorstep. Click here. Main Story 15:21 01/24/2009 Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow 'Whatever they do to us, we are still…
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Time Running Out For A Two-State Solution?

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60 Minutes: Growing Number Of Israelis, Palestinians Say Two-State Solution Is No Longer Possible Comments 1929 | Page 1 of 4 Jan. 25, 2009 E-Mail Story Print Story Sphere Share Text Size:  A A A Videos Photos (AP) videoSetActiveVideo('videoPlayer', '4752349'); var embeddedVideos = { 'v4752349': {videoId: '4752349', flashId: 'F9TH9ZGJqzVrSiJCp9NrVa23J03p4_M0', videoImage: 'http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/CBS_Production_News/966/879/60_Peace_0125_244x183.jpg', cropClass: '', videoContainerId: 'videoPlayer', videoObjectContainer: 'videoObject', 'title': 'Is Peace Out Of Reach?', 'description': 'Has peace in the Middle East become nothing more than a pipe dream? As Bob Simon reports, a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians feel that a two-state solution is no longer possible. | <a href="#" onclick="launch('ShareVideo', 540, 485, '/htdocs/emailtoafriend/videoplayer_share.html?id=4752349n&title=Is Peace Out Of Reach?&section=60 Minutes');return false" class="linksmall"><b>Share/Embed</b></a> ' }, 'v4750357': {videoId: '4750357', flashId: 'qDUEGdVeto0ZtR4ZWMV65sx78oSH5Dpt', videoImage: 'http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/CBS_Production_News/965/445/60_1272002part1_244x183.jpg', cropClass: '', videoContainerId: 'videoPlayer', videoObjectContainer: 'videoObject', 'title': 'Hamas', 'description': 'Hamas political leader Moussa Abu…
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Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow

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  News   Israel Admits White Phosphorous Use in Gaza War-scarred Gaza Children Back to School BBC Under Fire Over Gaza Appeal Ban Hamas Sees New Bush in Barack Obama George Mitchell from N.Ireland to Mideast Israel Hires Minister to Fight War Crimes Claims Image Gallery   Calisthenics Jabalia Prep C Walking Home Art   Talks Support Our Work With scores of thousands of readers daily, Palestine Chronicle has become a leading authority regarding news, commentary and information about Palestine worldwide. To continue this critical task, we need your help today. Please click here to to lend your support. The Giftshop Visit our giftshop. A Taste of Palestine Palestinian olive oil. From the West Bank to your doorstep. Click here. Main Story      15:21 01/24/2009 Eyewitness in Gaza: Yesterday and Tomorrow 'Whatever they do to…
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