The ICC and Palestine
The Court explains that this doesn’t mean to open now an investigation. It means that they will check the facts to see if there are grounds to open an investigation that would include the battle in Gaza last summer who ended with more than 2,200 Palestinian and 70 Israelis killed. The ICC probe will examine the actions of all parties.
Forced evacuations in Egypt
Egyptian authorities are evacuating all residents living in the borderline of Gaza to demolish their homes and create a buffer zone after an attack against an army post that killed 31 soldiers last Friday. The North Sinai Governor Abdel Fattah Harhour confirmed that the evacuation of residents is “final, not temporary” and will be followed […]
Too many killed
When I wrote the post “Back to the worst” I couldn’t imagine the situation in Gaza would be so bloody as it has been and it continues being. In just 25 days, 1,499 Palestinians were killed, most of them civilians, and there are 7,000 wounded. The Israeli army have attacked a UN shelter, adducing that nearby there were militants launching an attack against them. So the UN blue banner is not longer a safe haven for the 200,000 internal displaced people trapped in the strip.
Back to the worst
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is back to its worst days, with the Israeli army on the verge to a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip after nights of aerial bombings that have caused at least 75 deaths and Hamas launching rockets against Israeli territory from Gaza.
Eight years in comma before death. Terrible. Ariel Sharon has been politically dead since 2006. Now he’s been praised by some as a man of peace and a pragmatic. But his years as a Prime Minister were ones of great violence.
Current talks ‘last chance’ for just peace with Israel, Palestinian leader tells UN
Warning that time is running out, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations to end Israeli settlement building on Palestinian land and thus giving a last chance for renewed peace talks to resolve the Middle East conflict within the allotted nine-month timeframe.
"Only God knows" in Gaza, under Israeli-Egyptian siege
The daily experience of a young woman trying to leave Gaza to continue her studies abroad now that the border crossing points are closed by Israel and Egypt.
UN official talks in the Security Council against drone attacks
A United Nation senior official voiced concern over armed drone attacks in counterterrorism actions during a meeting with the Security Council that coincided with World Humanitarian Day.
The unlikely wish of a Palestinian girl from Gaza
I reblog an entry from Shahd Abusalama from Gaza written on her birthday because she expressed her wishes and dreams of freedom peacefully and because I just read the same day a note about a Report from the UN that warned that the Palestinian strip where she is dwelling (and trapped) will not livable by […]
The kidnaping of a Palestine's Statehood
There has been a kidnaping of a vulnerable wounded person. in a few moments the house is full of police, a negotiator, some strange devices attached to the phone lines to detect the calls, people who can find in seconds large amounts of money, food, means of escape and when the needed of protection is […]