How the occupation kill 3 citizens and 7 injured in critical condition

A black cloud covered the area of the security fence east of the town of Khuza’a east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. The demonstrators threw a large number of rubber tires to cover the Israeli occupation center, behind dirt barriers inside the fence.

n those moments, demonstrators chose to move to a new place to demonstrate east of the town of Khuza’a, thinking that it would reduce the amount of human losses, but the occupation army pushed dozens of soldiers to the place; and they were shot directly without prior warning or warning.

With each caliber, demonstrators were running towards a person who fell to the ground to find him in the upper part of the body. They carried him on their shoulders, thinking that he had been martyred, and ambulances could not transport all the injuries. Every minute a number of demonstrators were killed.

The first victim was a woman in her forties, with the Palestinian flag under the cover of the burning tires. An Israeli sniper shot her in the back. At the same time, a young man was shot in the thigh.

Demonstrators intensified the firing of tires to cover the occupation soldiers, who did not use any gas bomb unusually in the weekly demonstrations. The loudspeakers were loud and loud in the ranks of the demonstrators, and with them the bullets of live ammunition rose, and the toll of injuries increased even more, most of them in the upper part of the body.

 

A young man was wounded in the stomach, another in the chest, a third in the neck, a fourth in his mouth, a fifth in the head, a sixth in his heart, and so on.

The demonstrators were not only fired at, but the demonstrators fired at a point about 300 meters from the security fence, an area considered safe for demonstrators.

A 14-year-old boy fell to the ground as he stood between the demonstrators and the security fence. As he was getting out of the area, another man heard a young man in the mouth.

Israel to close UNRWA schools in Jerusalem to end refugee ‘lie’

Israel to close UNRWA schools in Jerusalem to end refugee ‘lie’

Israeli Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, yesterday announced that he plans to remove the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees from occupied East Jerusalem, accusing it of “operating illegally and promoting incitement against Israel”.

Following the announcement, the Jerusalem Municipality confirmed that UN schools, which serve about 1,800 students, would be closed by the end of the current school year.

The municipality did not provide a specific time schedule for the closures.

Barkat said in a statement that schools, clinics, and sports centres, among other services operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in East Jerusalem, will be transferred to the Israeli occupation authorities.



He claimed that bodies were “illegal” and “operate without an Israeli licence”.

The decision, he added, was triggered by the US’ announcement that it had ended all funding to the UN body.

He said that “The US decision has created a rare opportunity to replace UNRWA’s services with services of the Jerusalem Municipality. We are putting an end to the lie of the ‘Palestinian refugee problem’ and the attempts at creating a false sovereignty within a sovereignty.”

Barkat added that the decision was in coordination with the Israeli government.

 

Report us to end all funding for UNRWA

Report: US to end all funding for UNRWA


The Trump administration has decided to “end funding altogether” for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees, according to a report by Foreign Policy.

Citing “several sources”, Foreign Policy said “the decision was made at a meeting earlier this month between President Donald Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.”

“The administration has informed key regional governments in recent weeks of its plan,” the report added.



The purported move comes hot on the heels of an earlier decision to scale backUS financial support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Prior to the Trump administration’s cuts, the US had been providing UNRWA some $350 million a year, more than a quarter of the agency’s $1.2 billion annual budget.

A State Department spokesperson declined to comment to Foreign Policyon the meeting but said that “US policy regarding UNRWA has been under frequent evaluation and internal discussion”.

Classmates mourn boy shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza border

Classmates mourn boy shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza border

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip

The school friends of Nassir al-Mosabeh sat tearfully in their classroom in Khan Younis on Sunday and mourned their 12-year-old friend who was killed in a protest on the Gaza-Israel border.

Gaza health officials said Israeli soldiers on Friday shot dead seven Palestinians, who were among thousands who thronged to the fortified border as part of weekly protests launched six months ago. Mosabeh was one of those killed.

“I cried for him like I have never cried before. I do not know what the (Israeli) occupation saw in him to kill him? What did he do to them? Did he kill anybody? I do not know what happened,” Mosabeh’s friend, Dia’ Abu Khater said.

Mosabeh’s classmates in the school in the southern Gaza Strip decorated his chair with his picture ringed by red and white flowers and green leaves, the Palestinian colors.

Mosabeh was always at the border to assist medics in the Friday protests, his sister, Eslam, said.

A classmate of 12-year-old Palestinian boy Nassir al-Mosabeh, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, reacts in a classroom at a school, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

 




“Nassir always came with us. Everyone in the field hospital knows him and he always helped us. Nassir was our right hand, he would always bring us equipment whenever we needed something. May God bless his soul,” she said.

Israel said it held Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, responsible for the violence.

“Hamas continues to orchestrate belligerent activity throughout the Gaza Strip, cynically using Gazan civilians and endangering children by sending them to the security fence as a cover for terror activity,” the Israeli military said in a statement that summarized Friday’s events.

Israel said troops resorted to live fire and an air strike after explosive devices and rocks were thrown at them and to prevent breaches of the border fence. It posted a video clip showing a controlled detonation of many explosive devices.

Gaza health officials said 505 people were wounded on Friday, 89 of them by gunshots.

Two million Palestinians, mainly stateless descendants of people who left what is now Israel 70 years ago, live in the Gaza Strip, which has been controlled by Hamas for more than a decade, during which it has fought three wars against Israel.

Israel and Egypt say the blockade is necessary for security reasons. The World Bank says it has reduced the territory’s economy to a state of collapse, with residents suffering a lack of clean water, electricity and health care.



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At least 191 Palestinians have been killed since the Gaza protests began on March 30. The protesters are demanding the right of return to lands that Palestinian families fled or were driven from on Israel’s founding in 1948, and the easing of an Israeli-Egyptian economic blockade.

Reporting by Abed Shanaa; Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Peter Graff

Donation from Cornwall

On 17th March 2018 the committee of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly National Union of Teachers met to watch a video made for us by SOS Gaza Children, a charity based in the Gaza strip in Palestine. The committee had earlier decided to make a donation of £250 to the charity, to support traumatised children growing up in Gaza with their basic needs and to improve the quality of their difficult lives.  As an elected body we have a responsibility to make sure any donations we make go to the intended recipients, so we asked SOS Gaza to send us an account of how they spent our money. This video was their response.





The video was very moving as it showed all the families receiving bags of food provided by our donation, but the team also told us how other hungry families who were not on the team’s list had turned up at the distribution point and demanded food, which the team could not give. Such was the desperation of these families that they even tried to take food by force. Luckily no-one was hurt but the team was shaken and shocked by what happened.

We discussed sending a further donation. The SOS team was asking for money for medical expenses, clothing and food for impoverished children and also trying to plan a school outing and to construct a safe children’s play area. The committee then agreed to pledge a further £250 to go towards a school trip for the children to enjoy and get some respite from the harsh conditions of their life. We also publicised the SOS campaign through our newsletter across Cornwall.

Unfortunately, what followed was an escalation of violence and deprivation as the massacres of the Great Return March began, and President Trump cut UNWRA relief funding for Palestine. The team was working tirelessly to meet the needs of local impoverished children and families, but were desperately short of funds. So we agreed that in these urgent conditions SOS Gaza should use our latest donation wherever the need was greatest.



We urge any readers to support the work of this young Palestinian team in trying to improve the lives of children in Gaza, working under the most difficult conditions themselves. We salute their courage, endurance and compassion and appreciate the real difference their campaigns make to the lives of deprived and traumatised children and families.

We in the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly NUT will continue to work with other organisations in Cornwall to raise money for children in Gaza until the blockade is lifted and Palestinians win back their basic human rights, freedom, statehood and safety.

Yesterday, our team visited a poor family in Gaza who did not expect us to find them in this situation. Their refrigerator is empty of any food. It was sad to see them.

We gave them the help that allowed us to visit them later. These families need your help, so please donate.

Gaza Insider

An Israeli sniper killed a 21-year-old Palestinian nurse on 1 June. Now, it seems even clearer why Israel’s military deleted a tweet earlier this year. The army wrote that it “know where every bullet landed”, while tackling protestors. But it looks like the bullet that killed Razan al-Najjar could represent a war crime.

Killing protestors




For two months, Palestinians have been protesting the conditions in occupied Gaza where less than 4% of water is drinkable. The Great March of Return rallies also marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Israel, when  750,000 Arabs were forced out of Palestine. Israel has responded with force, killing at least 121 Palestinians and wounding over 12,000 since 30 March.

War crimes?

A witness told Reuters that medic al-Najjar was running to help a wounded person when Israeli forces killed her. The young woman was wearing a white uniform and “raised her hands high in a clear way, but Israeli soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest”, according to the witness.

Under the Geneva Convention, it’s a war crime to harm unarmed medics with distinctive identification signs. With killings like al-Najjar’s, it’s no wonder the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) thought again about the impression its tweet gave:

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In response to the killing of al-Najjar, the IDF said it was looking into the report. The military also claimed that soldiers were acting “in accordance with the rules of engagement”.



But the young Palestinian is far from the only medic shot by the IDF. In a single day in May, Israeli forces injured 18 “clearly marked” paramedics with live fire. Of those 18, the IDF killed Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein.

Israeli soldiers are killing medics, journalists and protestors with apparent impunity. So it seems clear why the military wants to maintain some ambiguity. That tweet gave the impression that soldiers are acting in line with orders from above. It had to go.

Spain-Gaza




Spain is preparing to live for two days an intense debate that can sign the end of the People’s Party (PP) of the conservative Mariano Rajoy, who leads the minority in the country. On May 31, the socialist leader Pedro Sanchez will officially file a motion of censure against his government, whose outcome will be known the next day.

With our correspondent in Madrid, François Musseau

The hour is serious for Mariano Rajoy. In power since 2011, the head of the Spanish government may well have to pack his bags on a motion of no confidence announced following a corruption case that affects his training, the right-wing People’s Party (PP). In a landmark verdict, the national court of the Audiencia Nacional sentenced 27 ex-PP leaders a week ago to corruption in the scandal known in Spain as “Gürtel”.

In 2016, the Podemos party had already tried a motion of censure against the Spanish government, also for corruption reasons. This time, the situation is very serious: justice has described the PP as an “institutionalized corruption system”. She also questioned the credibility of the Spanish premier when he tried to cover his training, including his former treasurer, Francisco Correa, sentenced to 31 years in prison.

Political alliances?




For all these reasons, on the political spectrum, many parliamentary forces want to support the vote of no confidence: the Podemos party, the Basque and Catalan nationalists but also the liberals of the Ciudadanos movement.

From an arithmetic point of view, this attempt by the Socialist Pedro Sanchez, whose party will formally file the motion of censure on May 31, may succeed. Except that the parties that could support him do not get along. To begin with Ciudadanos, very Spanish, who does not intend to get closer to the Catalan separatists, their great political enemy.

If obstacles exist for this motion of censure, Mariano Rajoy can not help but fear that his last hours at the head of the Spanish government have arrived.

Gaza Insider

Twenty-five Palestinians were killed on Monday morning, 14 May, by Israeli gunfire during clashes between Gazan protesters and Israeli soldiers, according to Gaza’s health ministry. And more than 500 Palestinians were injured Monday in these clashes.

Thousands of protesters gathered at various points and small groups attempted to approach the heavily guarded Israeli border. They tried to attack the fence, threw stones at the soldiers, but were shot in return.

On Sunday and Monday, the Israeli army warned the Gazans in leaflets distributed by the air that they were exposing their lives by taking part in the demonstrations and that the IDF would not allow anyone to attack the security fence, the soldiers or Israeli local residents. “We will defend our citizens by all means, we will not allow the border to be forced,” warned Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

On the occasion of Ramadan, our team distributed Ramadan baskets to some poor and needy families in the Gaza Strip. As usual, with the support of our fellow donors, we extend our thanks and appreciation to all who helped and contributed to the success of this project and to contribute to reducing the suffering of poor families and their children.