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Obama Should Visit Gaza

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by Medea Benjamin

3 Jun 09 | ei

U.S. President Obama should visit the Gaza Strip to see the death and the destruction caused by Israel’s recent attacks.


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3 June 2009 at 4:06 pm

U.N. Rebukes Israel Over Gaza Massacre

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5 May 09 | BBC, AJE and Ha’aretz

A United Nations inquiry into attacks by Israeli forces on UN property during the Gaza conflict four months ago has heavily criticised Israel’s army.


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5 May 2009 at 2:51 pm

Letter to Secretary Clinton on Blockade of Gaza Strip

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30 Apr 09 | HRW

Dear Secretary Clinton,

I am writing in regard to your April 22 comments on Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. Your characterization of Israel’s policy greatly understates the extent and impact of the border closure, which amounts to the collective punishment of Gaza’s civilian population – a serious violation of international law. Instead of downplaying the consequences of this blockade, we ask that you use the influence of the United States and your office to press Israel to end this policy which purposefully punishes civilians as a way to pressure Hamas. We also urge you to press Egypt, which has largely cooperated with Israel’s blockade, to allow humanitarian assistance through the Rafah crossing, which it controls. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 April 2009 at 3:18 pm

Israeli Army Probe Lacks Credibility and is No Substitute for Independent Investigation

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23 Apr 09 | AI

The Israeli army should make public the full details of the findings of its probe into some of its attacks during the 22-day Gaza military offensive, Amnesty International said today in reaction to the army’s conclusion that its forces had committed no violations and only rare mistakes, some of which may have resulted in the killing of Palestinian civilians. Read the rest of this entry »

Israeli Bombs Still Threaten Gaza’s Civilians; UN Pleads to Open Gaza Borders

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3 Apr 09 | AJE

More than two months after Israel’s 22-day offensive on the Gaza Strip, unexploded bombs continue to threaten Palestinian civilians. Explosives that failed to detonate during the bombardment still lie in heavily populated areas of Gaza. Since the war ended, seven people have been killed by bombs suddenly exploding, six of them children, as Sherine Tadros reports from the war-torn territory (3:08):

3 Apr 09 | Reuters

The top U.N. aid official in the Gaza Strip urged Israel on Friday to ease restrictions on the flow of goods into the conflict-torn territory, saying they were “devastating” for the people.

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3 April 2009 at 4:35 pm