Security

Understanding the the Gaza catastrophe

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Peace & Security
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For eighteen months the entire 1.5 million people of Gaza experienced a punishing blockade imposed by Israel, and a variety of traumatizing challenges to the normalcy of daily life. A flicker of hope emerged some six months ago when an Egyptian arranged truce produced an effective ceasefire that cut Israeli casualties to zero despite the cross-border periodic firing of homemade rockets that... Read more

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Bring light — and censure — to brutal Israeli attacks

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We are witnessing one of Israel's most brutal attacks on Gaza in memory. On Saturday, Israeli warplanes screamed across the sea in seemingly endless waves, setting fire to buildings and wreaking devastation in one of the most densely populated areas in the world. By the end of the first day, more than 200 people had been killed and 700 wounded, many of them civilians. Hospitals were overwhelmed... Read more

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Ante la matanza en curso en Gaza

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Peace & Security
Paz y Seguridad
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No somos sino espectadores del más reciente -quizás penúltimo- capítulo del viejo conflicto de 60 años que enfrenta a Israel y al pueblo palestino. Sobre las complejidades de este trágico conflicto se han vertido incontables opiniones, defendiendo una u otra de las partes enfrentadas. Hoy, con los ataques israelíes desarrollándose ininterrumpidamente sobre Gaza, el cálculo esencial -que siempr... Read more

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The Gaza Crisis: December 2008

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Israel's illegal airstrikes against the population of Gaza have little to do with protecting Israeli civilians, argues Phyllis Bennis. They are used for internal Israeli politics and are also meant to push back any chance of serious negotiations between the parties that might have been part of the Obama administration's plans.... Read more

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The latest chapter of the 60 year old conflict

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We are now spectators of the latest - and perhaps penultimate - chapter of the 60 year old conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people. About the complexities of this tragic conflict billions of words have been pronounced, defending one side or the other. Today, in face of the Israeli attacks on Gaza, the essential calculation, which was always covertly there, behind this conflict, h... Read more

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Israel's war crimes

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The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war. Those violations include: Collective punishment: The entire 1.5 million people who live in the crowded Gaza Strip are being punished for the... Read more

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India's new anti-terror laws draconian say activists

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NEW DELHI, Dec 19 (IPS) - Following the late November terror attacks in Mumbai, India has passed two tough laws being seen by rights activists as potentially eroding the country’s federal structure and limiting fundamental liberties.... Read more

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