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Today in Palestine for July 25, 2014

Today in Palestine–A compilation of reports and commentaries on current events occurring in the OPT. dn

PCHR July 26, 2014 –18th day

PCHR–From the Palestine Centre for Human Rights, statistics and other news about the results of Israel`s current military campaign for day 18. dn

Kerry: Netanyahu agreed to 12-hour pause in fighting 

Haaretz–Intensive efforts underway to bring about cease-fire œ IDF confirms death of Sgt. previously declared missing œ Palestinian officials file complaint against Israel to International Criminal Court œ Six Palestinians killed in West Bank.dn

Horrifying details continue to emerge of massacre in Khuza’a–July 24, 2014

Philip Weiss and Adam Horowitz–Yesterday we published a brief account of an apparent massacre in the Palestinian village Khuza’a, a village east of Khan Younis and close to the Israeli border in Gaza. That had been sent to Felice Gelman over Facebook and today, Yamen Radwan sent Gelman another brief message: “#Massacre_Khuza’a: stilling going on until now executions of civilians and wounded by Israeli forces in the streets of Khuza’a.” dn

Army shelling Beit Hanoun Hospital: “I don`t know if we`ll see the morning”

Anne Paq – ISM – There are still 61 medical staff and civilians, three patients and two International Solidarity Movement volunteers trapped inside Beit Hanoun hospital, shelled by the Israeli military. “It`s now chaos, the military is shelling directly at us. There are two patients on the second floor and we think they`re okay, but we can`t move them easily as they`re bed-bound. I`m bleeding from a head wound and there`s another person injured. People are very frightened.” Stated Fred Ekblad, Swedish ISM activist. ak

Gallup shows split in backing for Israel in Gaza war, with younger Americans unsupportive

JTA – 65 percent of Republicans calling Israel’s actions justified and just 31 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of Independents saying they were justified; 50 percent of whites said Israel was justified, while just 25 percent of non-whites agreed with that characterization; 51 percent of men agreed and 33 percent of women. [bz]

GET OUT! Stop the War Demo – Saturday July 26, 8pm, Tel Aviv, Rabin Square

Stop the War – On Saturday, the peace camp takes a stand at Rabin Square The war is taking a heavy toll in lives and injuries on both sides, in destruction and horror, in bombings and rockets. We answer this by taking a stand and making a demand: end the war now! ak

Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza 

David Palumbo-Liu – Salon “Very recently, former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had this to say about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brutal attack on and now invasion of Gaza: “He is isolating Israel. He’s endangering its longer-range future. And I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.” ca

A Plague on One House

Greg Shupak – Jacobin Magazine “To employ “both sides” rhetoric completely misrepresents the situation. It is not “both sides” who take thousands of political prisoners. Both sides do not systematically torture each other. Both sides do not control each other’s freedom of movement, or access to the sea, drinking water, and education.” ca

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel

Sharon Abraham-Weiss – ACRI “As the Gaza conflict continues to expand, we are confronted by one of the more complex and difficult periods that Israeli society has experienced in many years. Continuing hostilities and the increasing loss of human life causes us much sorrow and concern, and yet we are committed to remaining vigilant against human rights abuses and to reducing the harm caused to innocent civilians affected by the conflict. It is during times of war especially that human rights become more important than ever.” ca

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