For Palestinians, this government, which they cannot vote for but that rules them nonetheless, will bring no meaningful change, @YousefMunayyer writes
Peace, not domination, should be Israel’s ultimate objective. Peace for both Israelis and Palestinians. #CatoFP
A Palestinian child should be sitting in a classroom, not in rubble. World leaders must act immediately to protect the human rights of Palestinians.
Over 100 Palestinians, including 27 children, have been killed by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, the health ministry says. At least 580 others were injured. Israel has stationed more troops and tanks near Gaza and has approved mobilizing 9,000 more reservist troops.
Israeli police stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque hours after the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, firing rubber bullets and stun grenades at Palestinians. Witnesses say some Palestinians stayed after Friday prayers to celebrate the ceasefire. Police claim there were "riots."
The U.S. blocked the UN Security Council from issuing a statement aimed at reducing tensions between Israel and Palestinians, diplomats say. Sources told @AFP that 14 out of 15 Sec. Council members were in favor of the statement. The U.S. also blocked a similar text on Monday.
BREAKING: The U.S. blocked a UN Security Council statement demanding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, reports @AFP . It is the third time the U.S. has blocked a resolution. Israeli airstrikes have killed about 200 Palestinians in Gaza including 58 children.
200+ Palestinians were wounded on Friday night when Israeli police fired rubber bullets at the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. At least 1 lost an eye. "They are throwing bombs at the Muslim worshippers." Palestinians are protesting planned evictions of 30+ families.
I stand with the Palestinian people. My heart aches for the families who have lost loved ones. We can not stand as silent witnesses to children being orphaned and murdered and not demand for the human rights of all Palestinians! This must end. Free Palestine.