A group of Moroccan politicians and law makers are seeking to press charges against IDF Southern Command leader Major General Sami Turgeman for his role in the current Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. According to the group, Turgeman, whose family migrated to Israel from Morocco in 1965 when he was six months old, holds full responsibility for Israel’s aggression against Palestinians. Continue reading
Upon reports of an Egyptian ceasefire proposal accepted by Israel, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, the Al-Quds Brigades, released the following statement calling on its fighters to continue its fight against Israel. Continue reading
IDF warning to residents of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes ahead of a forthcoming air assault on “terrorist elements and infrastructure.”
Military communication to the residents of Beit Lahia
The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) will work with vigour and determination to strike, from the air, terrorist elements and their infrastructure in areas from which rockets are launched toward Israel. The areas are as follows: Continue reading
Egyptian terrorist organisation Ansar Beit al-Maqdis posted a video to YouTube in which it appears the group fires five rockets into Israeli territory from their border position in the Sinai peninsula. While the video cannot be independently verified, the group has claimed previous attacks in the past, and the latest claim comes as Israel continues its bombardment of the Gaza Strip (Operation Protective Edge). The current operation has led to over 120 deaths and retaliatory rocket fire from Hamas. Additionally, rockets were fired into northern Israeli on Friday morning from unidentified militants in southern Lebanon. The current violence is the worst since Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012.
With World Water Day approaching (22 March 2014) new data published by Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) show that over a quarter of water consumed in Palestine domestically is purchased from Israel’s national water company Mekerot. Palestinians are denied access to water sources, while Israel pumps water from underground aquifers under Palestinian land. Additionally, 88% of all energy consumed in Palestine is purchased from Israel. Continue reading
Israeli occupation forces discovered a helium-filled balloon in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Explosives experts were brought to the scene, but it is not yet known whether the balloon was meant for surveillance purposes (presumably by Hamas). Continue reading
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip today, answering a call by Islamic Jihad and Hamas to reject the current negotiations with Israel, as well as US Secretary of State John Kerry’s current peace plan. Hamas and Islamic Jihad do not recognized Israel’s right to exist, and as such does not believe in negotiating with the enemy.
In response to a rocket fired from Gaza at Negev, the Israeli air-force conducted a series of air raids on various targets in the Gaza Strip.
The former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon lies in a coma in a hospital near Tel Aviv and is in a critical condition. Doctors and family fear that he will not recover.– Continue reading