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UNRWA Christopher Gunness breaks down in tears on live TV after attack on UN school in Gaza. Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. called for Gunness’ immediate suspension. Link: STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL Jerusalem Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a […]

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Link: “There was no mercy,” says Wael Abu Irgala, a 24-year-old resident of Khuzaa. “We saw things you couldn’t imagine.”

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Morning open thread

Comments? The Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its war with Hamas may not be enough, warned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday afternoon. At the request of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Senate Democrats folded $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system into a larger bill that offers $2.7 […]

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Also, Israeli talking points debunked.

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I’ve been following this since the first Twitter reports of a massacre came out of Khuza’a — but suddenly, the tweets stopped coming. Now we’re piecing together what happened with the help of scattered reports, because Western journalists weren’t in the town. (And of course, if they don’t see it, it didn’t really happen.) Horrific […]

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I was just reading a story bemoaning how the West Bank never protests. Apparently something has changed, because a massive demonstration last night took place: Violence broke out Thursday night near the Kalandia checkpoint, located in the West Bank between Jerusalem and Ramallah, as residents of the West Bank village clashed with police in protests […]

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Targeted

A school that was run as a shelter by the UN was struck this morning. Israel says it wasn’t them, they would “never” target a UN facility: A United Nations official told reporters in New York on Wednesday that at least 72 United Nations schools, hospitals and offices have been damaged in the latest fighting, […]

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It’s sadly ironic that the Israelis have adopted so many Nazi-like tactics: Gunshots have been fired into Al Jazeera’s bureau in the Gaza Strip amid an intensified bombardment campaign on the Palestinian enclave. The shots caused panic among the civilians living in the same building but no casualties were reported in the incident on Tuesday […]

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This is a couple of weeks old, but still quite relevant: Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation “won’t end in just a few days,” he said, adding that “we are preparing to […]

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That would be writer Gideon Levy: “My biggest struggle,” he says, “is to rehumanize the Palestinians. There’s a whole machinery of brainwashing in Israel which really accompanies each of us from early childhood, and I’m a product of this machinery as much as anyone else. [We are taught] a few narratives that it’s very hard […]

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