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  • With your last paragraph in particular, no that wasn't clear but I'm glad to hear it. I don't think this meme is about the quarter of people genuinely asking questions. Instead, I think it's about the Zionists who spread multiple points of misinformation. And when someone responds with sources to debunk those claims, they simply ignore, deflect, and spread other points of misinformation.

    I can't blame people for wanting to tune those people out, they are exhausting. I still think it's helpful to reply with sources so the people reading have a better idea

  • As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas
  • What part of the Three-phase plan from the UN Resolution do you find ridiculous? Apartheid is maintained by terrorizing civilians

    Phase one includes an “immediate, full, and complete ceasefire with the release of hostages including women, the elderly and the wounded, the return of the remains of some hostages who have been killed, and the exchange of Palestinian prisoners”.

    It calls for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from “populated areas” of Gaza, the return of Palestinians to their homes and neighbourhoods throughout the enclave, including in the north, as well as the safe and effective distribution of humanitarian assistance at scale.

    Phase two would see a permanent end to hostilities “in exchange for the release of all other hostages still in Gaza, and a full withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza”.

    In phase three, “a major multi-year reconstruction plan for Gaza” would begin and the remains of any deceased hostages still in the Strip would be returned to Israel.

    The Council also underlined the proposal’s provision that if negotiations take longer than six weeks for phase one, the ceasefire will continue as long as negotiations continue. No territorial change

    In the resolution, the Security Council rejects any attempt at demographic or territorial change in the Gaza Strip, including any actions that reduce the territory of the enclave.

  • As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas
  • ‘Buying quiet’: Inside the Israeli plan that propped up Hamas - Irish Times

    For years, the Qatari government had been sending millions of dollars a month into the Gaza Strip – money that helped prop up the Hamas government there. Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu had not only tolerated those payments, he had encouraged them.

    Allowing the payments – billions of dollars over roughly a decade – was a gamble by Netanyahu that a steady flow of money would maintain peace in Gaza, the eventual launching point of the October 7th attacks, and keep Hamas focused on governing, not fighting.

    As far back as December 2012, Netanyahu told prominent Israeli journalist Dan Margalit that it was important to keep Hamas strong, as a counterweight to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. Margalit, in an interview, said Netanyahu told him that having two strong rivals, including Hamas, would lessen pressure on him to negotiate toward a Palestinian state.

    “The conception of Netanyahu over a decade and a half was that if we buy quiet and pretend the problem isn’t there, we can wait it out and it will fade away,” said Eyal Hulata, Israel’s national security adviser from July 2021 until the beginning of this year.

    Qatar’s work in Gaza during this period was blessed by the Israeli government. And Netanyahu even lobbied Washington on Qatar’s behalf. In 2017, as Republicans pushed to impose financial sanctions on Qatar over its support for Hamas, he dispatched senior intelligence officials to Washington. The Israelis told US lawmakers that Qatar had played a positive role in the Gaza Strip, according to three people familiar with the trip.

    Israel’s goal was “to ensure that the next confrontation between Israel and Hamas will be the final showdown”, he wrote in the memo, dated December 21st, 2016. A pre-emptive strike, he said, could remove most of the “leadership of the military wing of Hamas”.

  • As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas
  • If Israel stopped bombing immediately and there were assurances Israel would actually follow the UN ceasefire plan? Yes. Palestine has been under Israeli Occupation since 1967, Settler Colonialism is incompatible with peace. Hamas and the Israeli Government being held accountable for their war crimes and a plan to dismantle the Apartheid is necessary. I don't see any way towards lasting peace besides a Bi-National One-State Solution

    After the founding of Israel, the Two-State Solutions were utilized to further annex the Palestinian Occupied Territories and enact military control over Palestinians while denying them human and civil rights. This is apartheid. Despite this, both Fatah and Hamas have accepted a Two-State Solution on the 1967 borders, with the two most important factors being the Right of Return of Palestinian refugees and an end to the permanent occupation.

    Oslo Accord Sources: MEE, NYT, Haaretz, AJ

    History of peace process - The Intercept

    The settlements represent land-grabbing, and land-grabbing and peace-making don’t go together, it is one or the other. By its actions, if not always in its rhetoric, Israel has opted for land-grabbing and as we speak Israel is expanding settlements. So, Israel has been systematically destroying the basis for a viable Palestinian state and this is the declared objective of the Likud and Netanyahu who used to pretend to accept a two-state solution. In the lead up to the last election, he said there will be no Palestinian state on his watch. The expansion of settlements and the wall mean that there cannot be a viable Palestinian state with territorial contiguity. The most that the Palestinians can hope for is Bantustans, a series of enclaves surrounded by Israeli settlements and Israeli military bases.

    • Avi Shlaim

    How Avi Shlaim moved from two-state solution to one-state solution

    ‘One state is a game changer’: A conversation with Ilan Pappe

    One State Solution, Foreign Affairs

  • As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas
  • Israel is to blame for the Apartheid, yes. Israel has also never stopped torturing or murdering Palestinians themselves, not that you care.

    Hamas is obviously responsible for their own crimes against humanity, which have been reported by human rights organizations.

    This is an analysis of the corruption within Hamas and Fatah. The existence of both are directly due to the violent Settler Colonialism and Apartheid. On top of that, Israel has funded both as a divide and conquer strategy.

    If you don't like either, which is reasonable as neither do the majority of Palestinians, you need to support an end to the Apartheid in order for Palestinians to have a free and fair election. This isn't a difficult concept.

  • As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas
  • Both Hamas and Fatah are corrupt. However, it is impossible to have a free and fair democratic election under an Apartheid State. The Apartheid must end first before it is possible for Palestinians to have a free and fair election.

    Hamas does torture and kill political rivals, and has been exposed for corruption. Fatah is also corrupt, seen as working at the behest of Israel at the expense of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    Both have been funded by Israel as part of a Divide and Conquer tactic. Israel also has a long history of assassinating more moderate and leftist political Palestinian rivals.

    Hamas Victory Driven By Desire To End Corruption WPO

    Hamas Political Violence in Gaza - HRW 2009

    Gaza: Palestinians tortured, summarily killed by Hamas forces during 2014 conflict - Amnesty

    Gaza: Journalist facing prison term for exposing corruption in Hamas-controlled ministry - Amnesty

    Palestinians furious and fed up with corruption of Abbas's 'mafia' PA - MEE

    “Divide and Rule”: How Israel Helped Start Hamas to Weaken Palestinian Hopes for Statehood - DemocracyNow

    Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations – review - The Guardian

  • Israel’s New Air War in the West Bank: Nearly Half of the Dead are Children
  • The Israeli imposed closure on Gaza began in 1991, temporarily, becoming permanent in 1993. The barrier began around Gaza around 1972. After the 'disengagement' in 2007, this turned into a full blockade; where Israel has had control over the airspace, borders, and sea. Under the guise of 'dual-use' Israel has restricted food, allocating a minimum supply leading to over half of Gaza being food insecure; construction materials, medical supplies, and other basic necessities have also been restricted. This has been a deliberate tactic of De-development.

    Gaza Policy Forum summary: Experts agree that Israel’s dual-use policy causes acute distress

    Through 1993 Israel imposed a one-way system of tariffs and duties on the importation of goods through its borders; leaving Israel for Gaza, however, no tariffs or other regulations applied. Thus, for Israeli exports to Gaza, the Strip was treated as part of Israel; but for Gazan exports to Israel, the Strip was treated as a foreign entity subject to various “non-tariff barriers.” This placed Israel at a distinct advantage for trading and limited Gaza’s access to Israeli and foreign markets. Gazans had no recourse against such policies, being totally unable to protect themselves with tariffs or exchange rate controls. Thus, they had to pay more for highly protected Israeli products than they would if they had some control over their own economy. Such policies deprived the occupied territories of significant customs revenue, estimated at $118-$176 million in 1986. (Arguably, the economic terms of the Gaza—Jericho Agreement modify the situation only slightly.)

    • page 240

    In a report released in May 2015, the World Bank revealed that as a result of Israel’s blockade and OPE, Gaza’s manufacturing sector shrank by as much as 60 percent over eight years while real per capita income is 31 percent lower than it was 20 years ago. The report also stated that the blockade alone is responsible for a 50 percent decrease in Gaza’s GDP since 2007. Furthermore, OPE (com- bined with the tunnel closure) exacerbated an already grave situation by reducing Gaza’s economy by an additional $460 million.

    • Page 402

    The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-Development - Third Edition by Sara M. Roy

  • “Complete Dehumanization”: Israel Killed Over 800 Palestinians in 11 Days
  • Israel isn't a good news source. You clearly don't read anything else. News articles, human rights reports, and books written by Historians who have exhaustively researched this conflict all disagree with you.

    Year before Oct 7 - Jewish Voice for Peace

    2023 is 'deadliest year' for Palestinian children say human rights groups (Oct 6th)

    HRW Events of 2022 and HRW Events of 2023

    Reports about how Israel is an Apartheid State:

    Amnesty International Report

    Human Rights Watch Report

    B'TSelem Report with quick Explainer

    The Concept of Transfer 1882-1948 - Nur Masalha

    A History of Modern Palestine - Ilan Pappe

    The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine - Ilan Pappe

    The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories - Ilan Pappe

    The Hundred Years' War on Palestine - Rashid Khalidi

    The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: Origins and Consequences - Avi Shlaim

    The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-development - Sara Roy

    New Historian Aricles on One vs. Two State Solution:

    How Avi Shlaim moved from two-state solution to one-state solution

    ‘One state is a game changer’: A conversation with Ilan Pappe

  • “Complete Dehumanization”: Israel Killed Over 800 Palestinians in 11 Days
  • Ever consider that the people that brutally murdered over a thousand people a day might be capable of lying?

    How are you so willfully ignorant that you can't recognize how this applies to Israel, who has killed tens of thousands of people, the vast majority of women and children, and also injured three times as many people.

    Israel has literally not agreed to the ceasefire proposal. Hamas has. Can you read beyond the title? The contention is that Hamas wants a assurance that Israel will follow the ceasefire. Israel wants to do the hostages swap, but only if they can continue bombing Palestinians afterwards.

  • “Complete Dehumanization”: Israel Killed Over 800 Palestinians in 11 Days
  • It's obvious for anyone paying attention to the news. If you check the Ceasefire History, you see it every week.

    Oct 9 2023 - Hamas official says group is open to discussions over truce with Israel - Reuters

    Oct 16 2023 9:41 AM - Israel denies ceasefire in place to allow entrance of aid to Gaza - Times of Israel

    Oct 27 2023 - Hamas official demands ceasefire for hostages to be released - Fox News

    Oct 31 2023 - Fighting in Gaza intensifies as Netanyahu rejects calls for cease-fire - CBS

    Nov 5 2023 - Israel rejects ceasefire calls as forces set to deepen offensive - Reuters

    Nov 14 2023 - Hamas' armed wing says it is ready to free 70 Israeli hostages in return for a 5-day cease-fire - Business Insider

    Nov 23 2023 Temp Ceasefire Begins 24th

    Dec 1 2023 Temp Ceasefire Ends

    Dec 8 2023 - U.S. vetoes ceasefire demand as UN secretary general warns Gaza 'at breaking point' - CBC

    Dec 12 2023 1:31 PM - U.N. General Assembly votes in favor of cease-fire resolution 153-10; U.S. and Israel vote against - NBC

    Dec 20 2023 - Hamas insists on end to Israel’s offensive in Gaza before hostage talks can begin - The Guardian

    Dec 25 2023 - Hamas, Islamic Jihad reject Gaza gov. overhaul for permanent ceasefire, Egyptian sources say - Reuters

    Jan 3 2024 - Hamas says there must be a permanent ceasefire deal in order for remaining hostages to be released - CNN

    Jan 10 2024 - US defends its veto of call for Gaza cease-fire while Palestinians and others demand fighting stop - AP News

    Jan 22 2024 - Hostage talks continue as Israel rejects Hamas demand for full IDF withdrawal and a permanent cease-fire - NBC

    Jan 31 2024 - Netanyahu rejects Hamas conditions for ceasefire, refuses to release 'thousands of terrorists' - India TV

    Feb 7 2024 - Hamas ceasefire proposal details - Reuters

    Feb 14 2024 - Gaza cease-fire and hostage release talks appear to stall as Netanyahu and Hamas trade blame - AP News

    Feb 20 2024 - US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war - Reuters

    Mar 6 2024 - Officials say Hamas has continued to press Israel for a commitment to a permanent cease-fire after a multistage release of all hostages, but Israel has refused. - NY Times

    Mar 22, 2024 - Why Biden Proposed a UN (temporary) Ceasefire Resolution That Was Vetoed by Russia and China - Time

    Apr 3, 2024- Hamas sticking to ceasefire conditions including Israeli Gaza pullout - Reuters

    Apr 9, 2024 - Hamas says Israeli proposal fails to meet demands, but is under review - Reuters

    Apr 15, 2024 - Hamas Offers Phased Release of Israeli Hostages After Six-week Gaza Cease-fire - Haaretz

    Apr 26, 2024 - Hamas ‘serious’ about captives’ release but not without Gaza ceasefire - Al Jazeera

    May 4, 2024 - Report: Hamas Accepts Gaza Cease-fire Deal; Israeli Officials Reject Prospect of War Ending - Haaretz

    May 7, 2024 - What's in the three-phase ceasefire deal Hamas backs, but Israel does not? - Reuters

    May 15, 2024 - Hamas chief says Israeli amendments on ceasefire proposal led to deadlock - Reuters

    May 19, 2024 Why has an Israel-Hamas ceasefire been so elusive? A timeline of key moments in the search for peace - The Conversation

    May 31, 2024 - Hamas says it 'positively' views Gaza ceasefire proposal set out by Biden - Reuters

    June 4, 2024 - Hamas wants Israel to commit to permanent ceasefire, full withdrawal from Gaza - Reuters

    June 11, 2024 - UN Security Council adopts a cease-fire resolution aimed at ending Israel-Hamas war in Gaza - AP News

  • Seeing this stuff makes me physically sick tbh
  • I'm an advocate for a Bi-National Secular State with equal rights for Palestinians and Israelis. You are literally advocating for the starving of Palestinian children and the deliberate de-development of Gaza. One of the many types of systemic violence used to maintain an Apartheid State.

    After the founding of Israel, where over 750,000 Palestinians for ethnically cleansed, were the Two-State Solutions were utilized to further annex the Palestinian Occupied Territories and enact military control over Palestinians while denying them human and civil rights. This is apartheid. Despite this, both Fatah and Hamas have accepted a Two-State Solution on the 1967 borders, with the two most important factors being the Right of Return of Palestinian refugees and an end to the permanent occupation.

    Oslo Accord Sources: MEE, NYT, Haaretz, AJ

    History of peace process - The Intercept

    Israel has had control of Gaza with the occupation and blockade since 1967, enforcing policies for the de-development of Gaza's economy. The Israeli imposed closure on Gaza began in 1991, temporarily, becoming permanent in 1993. The barrier began around Gaza around 1972.

    With the Blockade, Israel controls all the sea, airspace, and border. Fishermen can't fish outside of 6-12 nautical miles before getting arrested or shot. Israel controls all travel in and out of Gaza. Over 60% of people were already food insecure before October 7th because Israel deliberately restricts food entering Gaza. Israel's policies of Water control left everyone in Gaza with half the water of the emergency WHO standards, now significantly less. Internationally, Gaza is recognized as Occupied.

    Israel has shut off all food, water, electricity, and aid to Gaza. Because as occupiers they have that power over occupied territories. They've also repeatedly targeted refugee camps, hospitals, safe zones, and aid trucks.

    “I have ordered a complete siege on the Gaza Strip. There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed,” “We are fighting human animals and we are acting accordingly"

    • Minister of Defense - Yoav Gallant

    The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-Development - Third Edition by Sara M. Roy

    Israel claims it is no longer occupying the Gaza Strip. What does international law say?

    The Gaza Strip − why the history of the densely populated enclave is key to understanding the current conflict

  • “Complete Dehumanization”: Israel Killed Over 800 Palestinians in 11 Days
  • Hamas has agreed to a permanent ceasefire and hostage release for months. Israel has refused anything other than a temporary pause, because they want to bomb Gaza regardless

    How many more people will die from this violent Apartheid State commiting genocide?

  • Seeing this stuff makes me physically sick tbh
  • While Increased movement is a positive trend, it has not yet been translated into meaningful improvements in humanitarian indicators; a full lifting of the blockade is required, among other solutions to the root causes. As of July 2022, the food insecurity rate in Gaza was 65 per cent, up from 62.2 per cent in June 2021, and the poverty rate stood at 65 per cent, up from 59 per cent in 2021

    Gaza Policy Forum summary: Experts agree that Israel’s dual-use policy causes acute distress

  • truthout.org “Complete Dehumanization”: Israel Killed Over 800 Palestinians in 11 Days

    “We can no longer accept the statement that Israel is taking ‘all precautions’ — this is just propaganda.”…

    “Complete Dehumanization”: Israel Killed Over 800 Palestinians in 11 Days

    >From June 1 to June 11, Israeli forces killed over 800 Palestinians and wounded over 2,400 as they carried out bombardments and raids across Gaza, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported. This is an average of over 72 Palestinians killed each day at the hands of Israeli forces.

    >This includes Israel’s assault of Nuseirat refugee camp on Saturday that killed 274 Palestinians, including 64 children, and injured 698 others, with Israeli forces carrying out one of the most deadly single attacks of their genocidal siege so far in order to retrieve four Israelis held hostage in Gaza. The attack was carried out on a bustling civilian center in the middle of the day, raising questions about whether Israeli forces violated international law.

    >The 11-day death toll also includes at least 70 Palestinians killed and over 300 wounded due to heavy Israeli shelling in central Gaza on June 4, MSF said; and at least 40 Palestinians killed and 74 wounded on June 6, when Israel bombed a UN school-turned-shelter in Nuseirat. The killings of hundreds of Palestinians in other Israeli attacks, ranging across southern, central and northern Gaza, in the first days of June have otherwise been largely ignored by news outlets, and are hardly documented by official sources.

    >Behind each death is a horrifying story of a Palestinian who lived through months of displacement, constant bombardment, hunger and likely the loss of family members, bearing witness to the 37,000 people killed by Israel in Gaza over eight months just to themselves be killed by Israeli forces. Survivors recall horrors, like children who recount being pulled out of the rubble of their homes, and the pervading smell of death.

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    truthout.org Hamas Wants Guarantees Ceasefire Will Actually Happen, While US Says Hamas Is Rejecting the Proposal

    Reports have found that it is Israel that won’t agree to the ceasefire deal’s framework, despite Blinken’s claims.

    Hamas Wants Guarantees Ceasefire Will Actually Happen, While US Says Hamas Is Rejecting the Proposal

    >Following the UN Security Council vote to approve a three-phase ceasefire in Gaza, U.S. officials and other international allies of Israel are cynically placing blame on Hamas for a stall in current ceasefire negotiations — even as Israel has insisted on indefinitely continuing its massacre in Gaza and Hamas has said its main request is a guarantee that Israel would actually honor the ceasefire.

    >But reports from a wide variety of news sources on how both Israel and Hamas are approaching the ceasefire proposal suggest that Blinken is lying about which party is accepting of the deal. Indeed, reports have found that it is actually Israel that won’t agree to the deal’s framework: an immediate ceasefire with a limited prisoner and hostage exchange, then a permanent ceasefire and withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza, and ultimately the reconstruction of Gaza and return of Palestinians to their homes.

    >Israel’s insistence on continuing its genocide has been consistent throughout the last eight months, including in reaction to the most recent ceasefire proposals of the past weeks. Officials have said Israel will only stop bombarding Gaza when they decide that Hamas has been eliminated and Palestinians there no longer pose a threat to Israel — a pledge that requires the mass slaughter of Palestinian civilians, as military procedures and Israel’s own public statements have shown.

    >But the main demand from Hamas appears to be straightforward, according to other officials familiar with the negotiations. Multiple outlets citing such sources have echoed what Hamas officials have said: that they are primarily concerned with getting guarantees from the U.S. and Israel that the deal will actually lead to a ceasefire and withdrawal from Gaza.

    >Specifically, Hamas is concerned about a lack of assurances from the current proposal about the transition between the first and second phases of the plan, Reuters reports, citing multiple sources involved with the talks. The first phase involves a six-week ceasefire, with the release of some Israeli hostages, while the second phase calls for a permanent ceasefire and Israeli troop withdrawal.

    Archived version: https://archive.ph/vNwMx

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    truthout.org UN Report Finds Israel Has Committed Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza

    Crimes against humanity are typically considered the most serious violations of international law.

    UN Report Finds Israel Has Committed Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza

    In a report released on Wednesday by the UN Commission of Inquiry that covers the period from October 7 to the end of 2023, the commission found that Israel has committed a large range of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza.

    The crimes against humanity that investigators found Israel has committed include the crime of extermination, which is the intentional mass killing of an entire group of people, “including by inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about the destruction of part of a population.”

    The report also lists gender persecution as a crime against humanity, with Israel Defense Forces creating a “culture that allowed – and may have even encouraged – [soldiers] to humiliate and degrade Palestinians on the basis of gender.”

    In terms of war crimes and international law violations, the commission concludes that Israel has directly targeted civilians and civilian objects and meted out collective punishment against Palestinians; has been using starvation as a weapon of war; has forcibly displaced at least 1.7 million people in Gaza; has systematically committed sexual violence against Palestinians; and has seen its senior officials inciting numerous calls to extinguish Palestinian civilians and life in Gaza.

    “[B]oth the 7 October attack in Israel and Israel’s subsequent military operation in Gaza should not be seen in isolation. The only way to stop the recurring cycles of violence, including aggression and retribution by both sides, is to ensure strict adherence to international law,” the report read. “That includes ending the unlawful Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, discrimination, oppression and the denial of the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people and guaranteeing peace and security for Jews and Palestinians.”

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    truthout.org Israel Has Carried Out 464 Attacks on Gaza’s Health Care System Since October 7

    “There are no fully functional hospitals any longer in Gaza,” says an emergency doctor, who just returned from Gaza.

    Israel Has Carried Out 464 Attacks on Gaza’s Health Care System Since October 7

    More than eight months into Israel’s devastating assault on Gaza, the territory’s healthcare system is barely functioning, with the World Health Organization reporting this week that there have been 464 Israeli attacks on Gaza’s healthcare system since October 7, affecting 101 health facilities.

    Gaza’s Health Ministry warns that the few remaining hospitals still partially functioning could completely shut down due to Israel’s near-total blockade of the territory, which is keeping out parts needed to maintain hospital diesel generators, as well as crucial medical supplies.

    Over 37,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s war on Gaza, and nearly 85,000 Palestinians have been wounded. “The situation in Gaza … remains catastrophic,” says Dr. James Smith, an emergency medical doctor just back from Gaza, where he treated patients for nearly two months.

    “There are no fully functional hospitals any longer in Gaza and no health facilities that are able to absorb the sheer scale of need now.”

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    truthout.org Israel Bombs Gaza After UN Security Council Passes Binding Ceasefire Resolution

    In the time immediately surrounding the vote, Israel killed at least 15 Palestinians in Gaza, including children.

    Israel Bombs Gaza After UN Security Council Passes Binding Ceasefire Resolution

    As the UN Security Council passed a binding U.S.-sponsored resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza on Monday, Israel continued to slaughter Palestinians in Gaza — despite U.S. officials’ insistence that the ceasefire is backed by Israeli officials.

    Hamas officials have said that they accept the resolution and look forward to negotiating details like how many Palestinian prisoners will be released, Reuters reports, citing senior Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. Zuhri added that it is up to the U.S. to decide whether or not it will put proper pressure on Israel to abide by the plan.

    In response to President Joe Biden’s announcement of the U.S.’s three-phase ceasefire agreement at the end of May, Netanyahu said that a ceasefire was a “non-starter” until Gaza “no longer poses a threat to Israel.”

    Further undermining U.S. officials’ claims that Israel agrees to the ceasefire resolution is the fact that Israel has continued shelling Gaza and killing Palestinians in the time around and after the vote.

    The Gaza health ministry reported on Tuesday that Israel had killed 40 Palestinians and wounded 120 in the previous 24 hours, while video posted online showed Israel shelling tents in a supposed safe zone in central Gaza on Tuesday.

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    truthout.org Day After UN School Attack, IDF Brags About Striking Another Refugee Camp School

    Israeli forces carried out the strike on the Al-Shati UN school just after killing at least 40 in an attack on Nuseirat.

    Day After UN School Attack, IDF Brags About Striking Another Refugee Camp School

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) bombed a UN school-turned-evacuation center in Al-Shati refugee camp, near Gaza City, as they carried out an intense series of bombardments on Friday. Palestinian officials have reported that three Palestinians were killed and 15 were injured.

    The military boasted of the attack on social media, saying it struck a shipping container in the school grounds and attaching a picture of the container with a large UN logo visible on the adjacent building. The IDF claimed that it was targeting Hamas militants, an unverified claim that Israel has parroted many times in accounting for its countless bloody airstrikes over the past months.

    This is the second time that Israel has struck a UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school over the course of 48 hours. On Thursday, Israeli forces deployed U.S.-made bombs in an attack that killed at least 40 Palestinians, including 14 children, in Nuseirat refugee camp.

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    truthout.org Report: Vast Majority of Children Under 5 in Gaza Going Full Days Without Food

    Since Israel began its Rafah invasion, the amount of aid entering the region has dropped by two-thirds.

    Report: Vast Majority of Children Under 5 in Gaza Going Full Days Without Food

    According to a food survey conducted by humanitarian aid groups in May, 85 percent of children under 5 were deprived of food at least one day over a three day period. Official death counts reported by Gaza’s government do not include deaths by starvation; at least 30 children have been recorded starving to death in Gaza so far.

    Since May 6, when Israel seized and closed the main humanitarian aid crossing into Gaza, only about eight trucks of aid have entered on average each day — or about 1 percent of the 500 to 600 trucks that the UN has said need to enter each day in order to meet Palestinians’ needs.

    Two weeks ago, the UN reported that its food and tent storage warehouses in Gaza are empty because of Israel’s blockade; now, families are reporting having to pay $700 just for a basic tent that they would then have to pitch in cemeteries due to overcrowding.

    Over a million people have fled Rafah as Israel carries out its invasion, fleeing to nearby Khan Younis, Al-Mawasi and Deir al-Balah, Oxfam reports. As a result, two-thirds of Gaza’s population, or 1.7 million people, have now been forced into an area that’s less than one-fifth of the area of the Gaza strip — an area that Israeli forces have been bombing anyway, despite declaring it to be a safe zone.

    Archive Link

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    news.un.org More than 500 Palestinians killed in occupied West Bank: UN rights chief

    Violence in the occupied West Bank linked to the war in Gaza passed a deadly milestone with more than 500 Palestinians killed since 7 October, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights chief Volker Türk said on Tuesday.

    More than 500 Palestinians killed in occupied West Bank: UN rights chief

    “Since the start of 2024, almost 200 Palestinians have been killed by the ISF, compared with 113 and 50 killed in the same periods in 2023 and 2022 respectively,” the statement from the UN rights chief’s office said.

    And despite the absence of armed hostilities in the occupied West Bank, the ISF carried out at least 29 operations “involving airstrikes by unmanned aerial vehicles or planes and the firing of ground-to-ground missiles on refugee camps and other densely populated areas”, it continued.

    During these operations, 164 Palestinians were killed, including 35 children, according to OHCHR, which pointed to a “prevalence” of Palestinian victims shot in the upper part of the body and denied medical assistance.

    This suggests “intent to kill in violation of the right to life, rather than a graduated application of force and an attempt to de-escalate tense situations…in cases where those shot clearly did not represent an imminent threat to life”, the UN rights office said.

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    truthout.org Continued Israeli Assault Forces 1 Million Palestinians From Rafah

    Meanwhile, humanitarian corridors have shut down, with many agencies and aid groups pausing operations in Rafah.

    Continued Israeli Assault Forces 1 Million Palestinians From Rafah

    The assault on Rafah, a city in the southern Gaza Strip, has left the displaced in “unspeakable” conditions, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on social media. Approximately 1.7 million displaced people are now in Khan Younis and “Gaza Middle Areas,” according to UNRWA.

    Israeli forces subsequently launched attacks on designated safe zones, including in Al-Mawasi. Two strikes killed 45 and 21 people last week, mostly women and children. The first of the attacks, known as the “tent massacre,” was carried out with U.S. weapons, later analysis showed.

    More than 18,500 pregnant women have been forced to leave Rafah, while about 10,000 pregnant women remain in the city in “desperate conditions,” the U.N. reported.

    “Public health concerns are beyond crisis levels” and “the sounds, the smells, the everyday life, are horrific and apocalyptic,” Hollingsworth added.

    Continued Israeli Assault Forces 1 Million Palestinians From Rafah

    Archived version: https://archive.ph/fRCDy

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    www.972mag.com Abandoned by Israeli state, Palestinian citizens face crime wave

    Shootings, car bombs, and drone attacks: violence in Arab towns has reached historic levels amid a proliferation of weapons since Oct. 7.

    Abandoned by Israeli state, Palestinian citizens face crime wave

    Some may say this is an exaggeration, and insist that Palestinian citizens of Israel lead normal lives, better than most Palestinians and Arabs. But in addition to widespread discrimination against and increasing political persecution of Palestinian citizens by the Israeli government, the number of Palestinian victims of organized crime continues to rise at a frightening rate.

    According to a Taub Institute study, the Palestinian Arab community in Israel had the third-highest murder rate among OECD countries in 2019 — just below Mexico and Colombia — with 11.11 murders per 100,000 citizens, a figure that tripled for those between the ages of 20 and 34. The study also noted that murders in Palestinian Arab communities more than doubled, from 109 cases in 2022 to 233 in 2023, with a consistent climb in the murder rate every month through last September.

    Following the October 7 attacks, National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir moved quickly to expand gun ownership among Jewish civilians, and recently celebrated the approval of more than 100,000 new gun licenses. With more weapons on the street, according to Handaqlu, gun violence at the hands of criminal organizations has also proliferated.“The weapons distributed today under the pretext of Jewish security will be used against Arabs,” she predicted, “especially with the deteriorating economic situation and the chaos of the war.”

    In March 2023, for instance, Ben Gvir decided to freeze the ministry’s cooperation in the “Stop the Bleeding” program, an initiative designed to deal with the rising violence and crime in Arab society. Forced to come up with alternative solutions, Handaqlu convened a roundtable of civil society institutions and representatives from several ministries, and has continued to work with local authorities to help improve their response to criminal activity and assist those affected by it.

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    www.972mag.com ‘The smell of death and blood wafts throughout Jabalia camp’

    In Gaza’s starving north, Palestinians have to decide whether to leave the wounded to die or risk their lives trying to save them.

    ‘The smell of death and blood wafts throughout Jabalia camp’

    On the morning of May 11, the Israeli army spokesperson announced that the military had begun a new operation in Jabalia, the city and adjacent refugee camp in northern Gaza.  Evacuation orders were issued to Palestinian residents of several neighborhoods, but many have been unable to leave; others have decided to stay, given the lack of any safe areas throughout the Strip.

    The latest Israeli attack on the camp, involving both aircraft and ground troops, has had devastating consequences: the army has bombed and bulldozed entire residential squares, markets, and food warehouses, exacerbating the already desperate humanitarian crisis, while corpses remain scattered in the streets.

    Hijazi described what is happening in Jabalia as a second Nakba, with the camp’s streets overrun with the dead and wounded, and no one able to retrieve the bodies or save the survivors. In the aftermath of a bombing or shooting, the residents have to make an impossible choice: they must either leave the wounded to die, or to risk their own lives by trying to save them.

    “We are surrounded,” Abu al-Eish said. “The bombing does not stop, so we do not leave the school shelter. We are afraid that we will be killed at any moment.” That state of terror has consumed her children: “The sound of their laughter has been replaced by the sound of bombing and missiles raining down on the camp."

    Abu al-Eish, the mother of two, described Jabalia as a refugee camp no longer fit for human habitation. “The army is systematically destroying all the homes in Jabalia,” she said, “to the point that the camp has become like a ghost town: devoid of its residents and full only of destroyed homes.” And for those that remain, Al-Batsh predicted, “whoever does not die of hunger will be killed by the bombs.”

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    truthout.org “Nowhere Is Safe”: Israel Bombs Tent Camp in Rafah, Killing 45 Palestinians

    The bombing came two days after the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to stop its assault on Rafah.

    “Nowhere Is Safe”: Israel Bombs Tent Camp in Rafah, Killing 45 Palestinians

    Emergency workers told NBC News that the death toll was likely to rise, as many people had been trapped in the encampment as it was engulfed in flames.

    NBC reported that the strike took place less than a mile away from a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical facility, where at least 180 injured people arrived on Sunday.

    Jewish Voice for Peace said in a statement, “We will never forget the images emerging from Rafah tonight. Human beings, including babies, were burned alive and torn apart. This genocide must end, it must end now.”

    “The U.S. government has facilitated this genocide by continuously sending weapons and funding to the Israeli military, despite mass opposition from the American people,” the group added. “We hold the U.S. government, in addition to the Israeli government, responsible for the slaughter of over 36,000 Palestinians, for the siege and starvation of Palestinians in Gaza, and for mass destruction of infrastructure and land. We demand an end to all U.S. funding to the Israeli military now. People of conscience throughout the world are calling for an end to genocide.”

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    truthout.org South Africa Warns ICJ Israel’s Genocide Has “Reached a New and Horrific Stage”

    Rafah is the “last stage of total annihilation,” South Africa’s team warned, urging the ICJ to order a ceasefire.

    South Africa Warns ICJ Israel’s Genocide Has “Reached a New and Horrific Stage”

    >South Africa’s legal team is seeking provisional measures from the ICJ for Israel to immediately withdraw from Rafah and take every action possible to surge humanitarian aid into Gaza, on top of orders for Israel to comply with provisional orders the court issued in January and March.

    >The delegation presented evidence from its document filing for the request for the emergency hearing, including reports that hadn’t previously been brought before the court. These reports highlight the existence of “extermination zones” in Gaza where all Palestinians are considered a target and recent developments like Israel’s closing of the Rafah and Karem Abu Salem crossings in southern Gaza, which has caused severe shortages of basic needs like food.

    >It is unclear when the ICJ will make a decision on the request, though South Africa’s team has argued that this may be the ICJ’s last chance to save the lives of countless Palestinians in Gaza. Though the ICJ’s orders are legally binding, Israel has snubbed previous orders to allow more humanitarian access to Gaza and pull back on its genocidal actions, instead intensifying both its blockade and its attacks on Palestinians with no refuge left.

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    www.aljazeera.com Mass grave found at Gaza hospital occupied by Israeli forces

    A new mass grave was found at al-Shifa Hospital where a two-week siege by Israeli forces has turned it into a graveyard.

    Mass grave found at Gaza hospital occupied by Israeli forces

    >A new mass grave has been discovered at al-Shifa Hospital where a two-week siege by the Israeli army has turned the facility into a graveyard and put what was once Gaza’s largest medical complex out of service.

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    Israeli tanks push back into northern Gaza, warplanes hit Rafah, say residents

    >Israeli tanks pushed back into parts of the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday which they had left weeks ago, while warplanes conducted air strikes on Rafah, the Palestinians' last refuge in the south of the territory, killing and wounding several people, medics and residents said.

    >Palestinian health officials said an Israeli strike had killed four people and wounded several others in Rafah, where over half of Gaza's 2.3 million people are sheltering and bracing for a planned Israeli ground offensive into the city, which borders Egypt.

    >Just before midnight, an Israeli airstrike hit a house in Rafah and killed seven people, including children, and wounded several others, Palestinian health officials said. There was no immediate Israeli comment.

    >Palestinian health officials and Hamas media said an Israeli airstrike had also killed 11 Palestinians, including children, in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

    >In Al-Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, residents said Israeli planes had bombed and destroyed four multi-storey residential buildings on Tuesday.

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    www.pbs.org Israel asks UN court to reject South Africa's request for interim orders to prevent starvation in Gaza

    Israel’s response was published on the day that the U.N. food agency said that “famine is imminent” in northern Gaza. About 70% of the remaining population is experiencing catastrophic hunger.

    Israel asks UN court to reject South Africa's request for interim orders to prevent starvation in Gaza

    Israel’s response was published on the day that the U.N. food agency said that “famine is imminent” in northern Gaza, where 70% of the remaining population is experiencing catastrophic hunger, and that a further escalation of the war could push around half of Gaza’s total population to the brink of starvation.

    The food agency’s statement came less than two weeks after South Africa urged the world court “to do what is within its power to save Palestinians in Gaza from genocidal starvation.”

    Israel also said in its response that it is “doing a great deal to alleviate such suffering in these very challenging circumstances.”

    No date has been set for judges to rule on the South African request.

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    ~1K Budget AMD AM5 Build for Gaming

    My first attempt at a gaming PC build. Aiming for a $1000 budget. Does anyone have recommendations on how to improve or save cost? Thanks!

    Update: with the Newegg bundle deals, I was able to get a 7600x and a gigabyte B650 Eagle AX with a free Team Group MP33 M.2 2280 1TB X3 NVME. Dropped the 2TB. Swapped with a Montub AIR 309 MAX case and XFX Speedster SWFT 6800 and got the price to $1050

    PCPartPicker Part List

    Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 4.7 GHz 6-Core Processor | $213.90 @ Amazon CPU Cooler | Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE 66.17 CFM CPU Cooler | $33.90 @ Amazon Motherboard | MSI PRO B650M-A WIFI Micro ATX AM5 Motherboard | $144.99 @ Amazon Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws S5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory | $91.99 @ Newegg Storage | Silicon Power UD85 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive | $107.99 @ Amazon Video Card | XFX Speedster QICK 319 Core Radeon RX 6750 XT 12 GB Video Card | $339.99 @ Newegg Case | Montech AIR 100 ARGB MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ Newegg Power Supply | MSI MAG A850GL PCIE5 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $89.99 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total | $1082.74 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-03-18 16:00 EDT-0400 |

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    www.972mag.com A new surge of settler outposts is terrorizing Palestinians off their land

    Palestinians across the West Bank describe how Israeli settlers, with military backing, are intensifying their takeover of land for illegal construction.

    A new surge of settler outposts is terrorizing Palestinians off their land

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/12931827

    > Since late December, Palestinians living in the village of Battir, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, have been cut off from significant portions of their land. A group of Israeli settlers simply arrived in the area one day — which UNESCO has designated as a world heritage site — and set up a new outpost, with a few small shacks for living in and for keeping their livestock. > > As a result, the farmers and shepherds of Battir have completely lost access to land that used to be the source of their livelihood. “This area became forbidden for Palestinians to reach — settlers may shoot any Palestinian who is found there. The settlers wear army uniforms and move under the army’s protection,” Allyan continued, noting a trend by which the enlistment of settlers into the army’s reserves amid Israel’s war on Gaza has made it harder to distinguish between settlers and soldiers. > > Over the last five months, large swathes of Palestinian-owned land in the West Bank have been effectively annexed by Israeli settlers. In some areas, like Battir, settlers have established completely new outposts — nine of them, according to a report by Peace Now.

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    www.972mag.com A new surge of settler outposts is terrorizing Palestinians off their land

    Palestinians across the West Bank describe how Israeli settlers, with military backing, are intensifying their takeover of land for illegal construction.

    A new surge of settler outposts is terrorizing Palestinians off their land

    Since late December, Palestinians living in the village of Battir, west of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, have been cut off from significant portions of their land. A group of Israeli settlers simply arrived in the area one day — which UNESCO has designated as a world heritage site — and set up a new outpost, with a few small shacks for living in and for keeping their livestock.

    As a result, the farmers and shepherds of Battir have completely lost access to land that used to be the source of their livelihood. “This area became forbidden for Palestinians to reach — settlers may shoot any Palestinian who is found there. The settlers wear army uniforms and move under the army’s protection,” Allyan continued, noting a trend by which the enlistment of settlers into the army’s reserves amid Israel’s war on Gaza has made it harder to distinguish between settlers and soldiers.

    Over the last five months, large swathes of Palestinian-owned land in the West Bank have been effectively annexed by Israeli settlers. In some areas, like Battir, settlers have established completely new outposts — nine of them, according to a report by Peace Now.

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    apnews.com It's not just Israeli bombs that have killed children in Gaza. Now some are dying of hunger too

    Hunger is most acute in northern Gaza, which has been isolated by Israeli forces and has suffered long cutoffs of food supply deliveries.

    It's not just Israeli bombs that have killed children in Gaza. Now some are dying of hunger too

    Hunger is most acute in northern Gaza, which has been isolated by Israeli forces and has suffered long cutoffs of food supplies. At least 20 people have died from malnutrition and dehydration at the north’s Kamal Adwan and Shifa hospitals, according to the Health Ministry. Most of the dead are children — including ones as old as 15 — as well as a 72-year-old man.

    At the Emirati Hospital in Rafah, 16 premature babies have died of malnutrition-related causes over the past five weeks, one of the senior doctors told The Associated Press.

    Recent airdrops of aid by the U.S. and other countries provide far lower amounts of aid than truck deliveries, which have become rare and sometimes dangerous. UNRWA says Israeli authorities haven’t allowed it to deliver supplies to the north since Jan. 23. The World Food Organization, which had paused deliveries because of safety concerns, said the military forced its first convoy to the north in two weeks to turn back Tuesday.

    At Emirati Hospital, Dr. Ahmed al-Shair, deputy head of the nursery unit, said the recent deaths of premature babies was rooted in malnutrition among mothers. Malnourishment and extreme stress are both factors causing premature, underweight births, and doctors say anecdotally cases have risen during the war, though the U.N. does not have statistics.

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