Having not entered Gaza or Israel during their ‘investigation’, and receiving no cooperation with the Israeli government, the UNHRC still adopted a report accusing only Israel of war crimes during Hamas’ year-long organized clashes with armed rioters along Gaza’s border with Israel.
By David Rosenberg
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday voted to adopt a report accusing Israel of human rights violations, including war crimes, for its response to violent riots and attacks on the Israeli border along the frontier with Gaza.
On Friday, the Council’s 40th session voted in Geneva by a margin of 23 to 9, with 14 abstentions and one absence, to adopt the 252-page report conducted by the Commission of Inquiry on the Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Continue Reading »
Holding Hamas responsible for all violent attacks emanating from Gaza, including incendiary balloons launch on civilian communities, Israeli aircraft targeted ‘terrorist cells’ in Gaza on Tuesday.
An Israeli aircraft attacked a “terrorist cell” in Gaza which launched incendiary balloons toward Israel on Tuesday.
Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the strikes which were carried out in two rounds in response to the launching of incendiary balloons.
Booby-trapped Incendiary toy drone attached to balloon cluster falls in Israel by the Gaza border. – Photo courtesy: Eshkol Regional Council
The phenomenon of incendiary balloons, or “arson balloons”, became popular after the launch of Gaza’s Great “March of Return” on March 30 last year, causing great damage to Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza border. Continue Reading »
Egyptian General tells Hamas leaders as meeting in Gaza on Thursday night was terminated abruptly after being surprised by out-going missiles on Tel Aviv, “Even if the Israelis decide to dismantle your rule in Gaza by assassinating each and every one of you” we won’t “lift a finger.”
By Daniel Siryoti
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday, minutes after sirens blared across central Israel and a loud boom overhead shook the area, senior Egyptian intelligence officers became outraged during a meeting with Hamas officials in Gaza.
“Just so you know,” they leveled at Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar and Ismail Haniyeh, “if Israel decides to launch a comprehensive military operation in Gaza we won’t do a thing to stop it, even if it decides to simultaneously topple Hamas and conquer the Gaza Strip.” Continue Reading »
From the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit: A mortar shell exploded in an open area in Israel’s south without causing an injuries or damage.
– Residents in southern Israel spotted IAF helicopters near Khan Yunas on Friday evening.
– Palestinian media reports 2 Gazans killed in border riots, and loud explosions, following a day of intense confrontations between Palestinians and IDF forces.
By HAGAY HACOHEN, ANNA AHRONHEIM
IAF helicopters and loud explosions north of the Gaza Strip were reported on Friday evening by Palestinian media.
The reports follow a day of intense clashes between roughly 8,000 Palestinian protesters and IDF forces marking what Palestinian refer to as ‘March of Return.’ Continue Reading »
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a speech on global inequity at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, that Israel may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Israeli soldiers act with disproportionate force against Palestinian protestors at the Gaza border, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Bachelet noted that it is almost a year since the Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border, known as the March of Return, have begun. Continue Reading »
Considering the United Nations Human Rights Council commission had no access to Gaza or cooperation from Israel, due to the biased mandate to only investigate Israel’s response to the Hamas-led riots along the Gaza border, PM Netanyahu rejected the report, saying the UN had set “new records for hypocrisy and mendacity out of an obsessive hatred of Israel.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
In a likely war crime, IDF soldiers deliberately shot at children and people with disabilities when it quelled Hamas-led protests on the Gaza border during the last 11 months, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission of inquiry reported on Thursday morning. Continue Reading »
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the rioters had been throwing rocks & hand grenades at Israeli troops who responded first by riot-dispersal means, including firing rubber-coated bullets.
One Palestinian was killed and dozens more injured by IDF fire during the weekly protests which saw some 10,000 demonstrators riot along the Gaza security fence.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 25 year-old Ehab Atallah Abed was killed during clashes with IDF troops east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Another 24 were injured including fourteen minors, the ministry was quoted by Palestinian Wafa news as saying. Continue Reading »
Two Hamas military posts were hit Friday evening during an IAF strike in response to Hamas’ ushering in 13,000 Gazans to violently riot along the border with Israel.
– Palestinians report one rioter shot dead.
By Elad Benari
The air strike followed violent riots on the Gaza border, in which 13,000 Gazan rioters threw grenades and explosives.
There were three incidents of Gazans breaking through the border fence into Israel. The soldiers stopped them before they could reach the homes of Israeli families who live minutes away.
IDF approach to intercept Palestinian rioters breaching the Gaza border fence. – Screenshot
“The IDF holds Hamas responsible for all violence that emanates from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson stressed. Continue Reading »
One Palestinian killed by IDF Thursday while attempting to cross into Israel.
– Another died from wound sustained from confrontation with IDF last month.
Gaza’s health ministry said on Thursday that a Palestinian had been killed by Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) gunfire after attempting to cross the border fence.
The health ministry also said that a Palestinian shot last month during protests on the Israel-Gaza border has succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.
Ahmad al-Najar, 21, was shot by Israeli fire east of Khan Yunis and was later transferred to the West Bank for treatment, a health ministry spokesman said in a statement. Continue Reading »
After 6 months of Hamas-led border riots, burning hundreds of tires that fill Israel’s sky with thick toxic smoke each day, the protesters have forced the price of tires in Gaza to skyrocket, making a pair of new tires an unaffordable luxury.
By The Associated Press
Palestinians in Gaza have coped with shortages of just about everything in more than a decade of border closures—from chocolate to medicines to fuel and building supplies. Now, six months of March of Return protests have added an unexpected item to that list: car tires.
Tires are a favored item by demonstrators during the weekly riots—they are set on fire, then tossed toward Israeli troops across the border.In Continue Reading »
IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported many of the estimated 16,000 demonstrators attending Friday’s riots were burning tires on Israel’s border; many others were hurling Molotov cocktails, hand grenades and stones at the Israeli soldiers.
– IAF jets hit 3 Hamas posts in northern Gaza.
By Matan Tzuri & Elior Levy
Four Palestinians in their 20s were shot dead Friday during the weekly Hamas-led Gaza border riots, despite earlier report by the The Al-Hayat newspaper, according to which Israel and Hamas managed to reach understandings regarding a long-term ceasefire arrangement, which would see the lifting of the Gaza blockade in exchange for complete cessation of border violence. Continue Reading »
David Crane, who was tasked by the overtly anti-Israel UNHRC to chair a panel to only investigate Israel’s actions during the Hamas riots along the Israel’s border known as the ‘Great March of Return,’ offered his letter of resignation yesterday.
– Watch investigative video report.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Legal expert David Michael Crane resigned Wednesday from his post as chair of the UN Human Rights panel that is probing possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
Crane, who teaches international criminal law at Syracuse University College of Law in New York, was appointed to the post along with the two other panel members last month. Continue Reading »
Defense Minister Liberman praised IDF commanders & soldiers for strictly following Israel’s security policies, noting how the IDF does not react to headlines or public opinion when “ensuring the security of Israel’s citizens.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) on Monday morning held a discussion with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Southern Command Commander Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi, a Shabak representative, and others.
Defense Minister Liberman (center) meets with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot (right), Southern Command chief Maj. Gen. Herzi Halev & others. – Photo: Shachar Levi, Israel’s Defense Ministry
At the end of the meeting, Liberman said, “First of all, I want to thank the determined commanders and soldiers, who are infused with the spirit of battle and do holy work for the sake of ensuring the security of Israel’s citizens.” Continue Reading »
A Pallywood Production:
Ignoring IDF decorations, Western media and celebrity pundits were once again happy to demonize Israel by blindly accepting and falsely reporting a Hamas report that a 9-month baby girl from Gaza died after inhaling Israeli fired tear-gas.
By Ryan Jones
Remember that baby girl who died in Gaza last month allegedly after inhaling teargas fired by Israeli soldiers against Palestinian protestors?
Well, surprise, surprise…it turns out 9-month-old Layla Ghandour wasn’t the victim of heartless Israeli brutality after all. At least not according to her cousin.
So happy to throw Israel to the wolves. – Twitter screenshot
Twenty-year-old Mohammed Omar was captured by Israeli forces late last month while taking part in a three-man infiltration of southern Israel. Continue Reading »
Having already been shut down at the UN Security Council, Arab states now call for an emergency General Assembly meeting on Gaza, in the aftermath of 4 more Palestinians that were killed by IDF fire on the Gaza border, Friday.
The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body’s president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.
U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley blasts Hamas at UNSC, 30 May 2018 – Screenshot: YouTube
The resolution will condemn Israel, and will be similar to one vetoed by the United States in the Security Council last week, which called for protecting Palestinians from Israeli aggression, according to diplomats. Continue Reading »