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Schools in Khan Younis City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, were suspended on Saturday after Israeli warplanes continued to carry out airstrike across Gaza


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fly bird (26)
Saturday October 27, 2018, 1:49 pm
Schools in Khan Younis City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, were suspended on Saturday after Israeli warplanes continued to carry out airstrike across Gaza.

According to local sources, panic was caused in the schools of Khan Younis after loud explosions from the Israeli airstrikes rocked the city and areas in the vicinity of the schools, forcing local education officials to cancel classes immediately.

Sources said that schools across the Gaza Strip were instructed to decide on whether or not to allow students to attend classes on Saturday depending on the situation in their specific area.

Since the predawn hours of Saturday, Israeli warplanes carried out more than 80 airstrikes over Gaza, targeting buildings and various sites, as well as causing serious material damage to a number of homes and a hospital.

(Ma’an, PC, Social Media)

Wilde Thange (10)
Saturday October 27, 2018, 2:26 pm
It is not the kind of lessons the world needs. Bombs should be lessened instead.

Kathleen M (211)
Saturday October 27, 2018, 5:50 pm
Grimly noted. F*** the Israeli government and all its enablers, esp the US! Thx Fly.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday October 27, 2018, 7:09 pm
I agree with Wilde and Kathleen's comments.
Thanks Fly

Chrissie R (9)
Sunday October 28, 2018, 7:09 am
"The Israeli military carried out extensive air strikes in the Gaza Strip Friday night, striking around 80 TERROR and MILITARY targets in the enclave, after a night in which around 30 rockets were launched across the border, sending thousands of Israeli CIVILIANS into shelters."

Cathy B (427)
Sunday October 28, 2018, 11:28 am

IDF Strikes 80 Gaza Terror Targets After Massive Rocket Attack On Israel's South

October 27 ,2018

The IDF struck some 80 terrorist targets in Gaza overnight in response to 30 rockets fired at Israel, a military spokesman said early Saturday morning.


On Saturday, the IDF said fighter jets, attack helicopters and UAVs had hit targets including two advanced weapons manufacturing facilities in al-Attara and the Netzarim area; five military compounds in Khan Younes, Dir al-Balah, Tel Za’atar and Jabliyah; a training compound in Rafah, a terror tunnel in Khan Younes and an anti-aircraft observation post in Beit Lahiya.

The rocket attacks began at around 10 p.m Friday, with barrages launched against the town of Sderot and the Sha’ar Ha’Negev Regional Council. No injuries were reported, although several people were treated for shock.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued a statement saying fire would be met with fire and blood with blood. The rocket fire came after a day in which five Palestinians were killed during the weekly violent demonstrations along the Gaza border.

IDF attack helicopters and drones struck three Hamas targets after fire bombs and grenades were thrown at Israeli forces along the border.

In its statement Saturday morning, the IDF said the rocket fire from Gaza was being carried out “in a climate that enabled terror that is being led by the terrorist organization Hamas.”

The statement added that the IDF views Hamas as “responsible for all events in Gaza and emanating from Gaza” and that Hamas “will pay the price for all acts of terror against Israeli citizens.


Cathy B (427)
Sunday October 28, 2018, 12:04 pm

Remains of a Gaza rocket were found near the classrooms of a school in the northwestern Negev 

October 28, 2018


Police sappers were called to a high school in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council on Sunday morning after a rocket was found near the classrooms.

The rocket is believed to be from the barrage that hit southern Israel overnight Saturday during the weekend’s escalation. The spokesperson for the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council said it seemed the rocket had exploded before hitting the ground.

The school was immediately evacuated after the rocket was found.


Derek Richardson (192)
Sunday October 28, 2018, 12:06 pm
Thanks for sharing, sharing is caring.

Derry R (38)
Sunday October 28, 2018, 1:09 pm
Thank you.

fly bird (26)
Sunday October 28, 2018, 4:48 pm
Gaza is at the forefront of Palestine’s pain.
Oct 25 2018

Gaza is at the forefront of Palestine’s pain, and the priority of political and humanitarian calculations alike. It occupies the most extensive areas on the maps of Palestinian and regional political balances and is considered one of the pillars of international polarisation regarding managing the conflicts in the region.

Gaza, which represents the essence of the Palestinian political situation at this point in time, holds all the strings of the cause, the issues of which are intertwined within each other. The Palestinian -Palestinian reconciliation, the truce with the occupation, the UNRWA crisis, the disputes over the form and type of resistance, the organisation of Palestinian legitimacy, and other issues, all involve Gaza.

The status of Gaza was expressed by UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, during his monthly report to the UN Security Council at a meeting on the Middle East last Thursday, October 18th, as Gaza takes the lion’s share of his monthly briefings.

The briefings go beyond the language of reporting information and data, reaching the language of appealing and urging, as he stated “the urgency of the situation that we face on the ground is desperate – Gaza can explode any minute,” especially as the calmness is fragile and decisive measures must be taken. He sounds the alarm, indicating the presence of danger that could have repercussions outside of the Gaza Strip.

Mladenov has clearly described the gravity of the situation in Gaza, pointing out that the consequences will be very severe in the event of failure to achieve a truce. He noted the possibility of being dragged into a cycle of war if measures are not taken to stop the deterioration and if the state of tension in the region returns.

The UN official’s discourse includes a level of insistence on not abandoning Gaza, stressing that the issue is not only humanitarian but also political. He urges all Palestinian parties, especially the Palestinian Authority, not to do so.

He does not disregard the essences of the problem, which lies in the occupation’s imposition of a blockade on Gaza, despite not implicitly stating this. He did, however, call on the occupying state to ” restore the delivery of critical supplies to Gaza and improve the movement and access of goods and people [and] exercise maximum restraint in the use of live ammunition,” when dealing with the protestors on the eastern border.

In the context of his call to work to prevent terrible consequences, he talks about efforts to resolve the UNRWA crisis. He thanked Qatar for its immediate and generous response by providing $60 million to buy fuel to increase electricity supply to the Gaza Strip, in addition to some countries pledging to provide $122 million to the Agency.

“The endless cycle of emergency responses and stop‑gap measures must be broken, with the Palestinian people accorded a sustainable and just solution that allows them to be masters of their own fate living in peace and security with Israel, without walls of occupation,” added Mladenov.

He also said that the Palestinians deserve the chance to regain their dignity and to build a better future for themselves, noting that they deserve the right to self-determination and be governed by democratically elected institutions. He also noted their right to have a state in which they live in peace and security with Israel, without the occupation’s walls, fear of reprisal or displacement, and without fearing to live their whole lives fighting an endless struggle.

The details of the other Palestinian suffering are not less severe or important. Mladenov allocated part of his briefing to Israel’s blatant violations, including its continued demolition of Palestinian buildings and properties in the West Bank, in addition to the occupation’s relentless campaign to destroy Al-Khan Al-Ahmar in Jerusalem.

The UN official pointed out Israel’s allocation of funds to build settlements in Hebron, stressing the illegality of this activity, without reducing the danger of settler practices and attacks on Palestinians, which he considers a source of concern.

Perhaps Mladenov’s words in his briefing on the Palestinian situation addressed many of the focuses and issues of the daily Palestinian suffering, both systematically and professionally, and may have sought to get as close as possible to facts that reveal the bitter reality of the Palestinian cause. However, it is a very brief form of describing the Palestinian situation.

Attempting to address the situation in the Palestinian territories would require a state of deep understanding of the pulse of the suffering of the Palestinian individual. This is helped by looking into the details of the humanitarian distress suffered by the children of Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem, day and night. It is also helpful to explicitly identify the cause of such chronic suffering and to openly hold them responsible.

What is required of the UN officials, who convey the image of the tragedy of the Palestinian people to the international community, resulting from the political repercussions of the occupation’s practices, is to identify, in a genuine, accurate and frank manner the cause of this tragedy, i.e. the occupation, the occupation and occupation. We understand and keep in mind the considerations of diplomatic work and the fact that it requires a moderate tone under various pretexts, including preserving a sense of balance in position, in order not to provoke parties allied with the occupation that largely control international decision-making.

However, we firmly believe that the Palestinian situation cannot bear many interpretations, as the core of the issue is the occupation’s frantic attempts to deprive the Palestinians of their rights. Therefore, the international community must hold the occupation legally and morally responsible for its continued violations against the Palestinian people and put an end to them.

Source: Middle East Monitor’s-pain

fly bird (26)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 8:41 am
In 6 Months of Gaza Protests, Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot 31 Palestinian Children.
October 25, 2018

Since Land Day of this year, 30 March, 2018, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been regularly holding mass protests near the Gaza perimeter fence, in numbers ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands.

During the demonstrations, which are usually held on Fridays, under the title, “The Great March of Return”, some protesters approach the fence and Israeli occupation forces fire tear gas and live ammunition.

The protesters often respond by burning tires to block the vision of the Israeli snipers and throw stones at them, but their stones can hardly harm the Israeli soldiers who are always more than 200 metres away from them.

In just over six months, since this wave of mass protest began, Israeli forces have killed at least 205 people, including 31 minors, and injured more than 5,800, out of 22,000, with live fire. Most of the casualties posed no danger to Israeli troops.

Such a high number of casualties is a direct outcome of the shoot-to-kill policy that Israel employs along the Gaza perimeter fence, including during demonstrations held near the fence.

Although the lethal outcomes of this criminal policy are well-known, Israeli occupation authorities refuse to change it, remaining indifferent to the lives and deaths of Palestinians.

In fact, the prime minister and his government prefer to continue this hardline approach (with cabinet members arguing over the numbers – the minister of defense boasts of the many dead wounded while the minister of education demands even higher numbers).

The military executes this political directive, even safeguarding it with whitewashing mechanisms to ensure that, with the exception of very rare cases, no one will be held accountable for killing Palestinians.

Here is a sampling of testimonies that the Israeli rights group B’Tselem collected in its investigation of the deaths of four out of the 31 children killed up until 8 October 2018.

~Days of Palestine

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fly bird (26)
Wednesday October 31, 2018, 8:43 am
Israeli Army Fires A Missile In Central Gaza.
October 31, 2018

An Israeli military drone fired, on Wednesday afternoon, a missile at Palestinians near the Great Return Camp, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

Media sources in Gaza said the missiles targeted five young Palestinian men, but did not cause any casualties.

The army claimed it targeted Palestinians “flying flammable balloons into nearby Israeli lands”.

The attack came hours after the Israeli navy fire many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in northern Gaza.

On October 29, 2018, a Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Abdul-Hai Abu Abada, 27, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the 14th Naval Procession in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

On October 28, the soldiers killed Abdul-Hamid Abu Thaher, 13, Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Sa’id, 14, Mohammad Ibrahim Satri, 13, Yahia Bader al-Hasanat, 37, in the Gaza Strip.
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