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Why So Many Palestinian Civilians Were Killed During Gaza War

Monday, March 30, 2015

GAZA, Mar 30 (IPS) - The U.N. investigation into Israel's devastating military campaign against Gaza, from July to August 2014, has been delayed until June and in the interim Israel and the Palestinians are waging a media war to win the moral narrative as to why so many Palestinian civilians were killed during the bloody conflict.

Israel Using Live Ammunition for Palestinian Crowd Control

Friday, March 27, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mar 27 (IPS) - A Palestinian youth lost his fight for life this week after lying critically injured in Ramallah Hospital for days after Israeli soldiers used live ammunition as a method of crowd control against stone-throwing Palestinians near a Palestinian refugee camp.

Opinion: What if Youth Now Fight for Social Change, But From the Right?

Saturday, March 21, 2015

ROME, Mar 21 (IPS) - The "surprise" re-election of incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Mar. 17 elections has been met with a flood of media comment on the implications for the region and the rest of the world.

Palestinian Women Victims on Many Fronts

Saturday, March 21, 2015

GAZA CITY, Mar 21 (IPS) - Israel's siege of Gaza, aided and abetted by the Egyptians in the south, has aggravated the plight of Gazan women, and the Jewish state's devastating military assault on the coastal territory over July and August 2014 exacerbated the situation.

Veto Costs Lives as Syrian Civil War Passes Deadly Milestone

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 17 (IPS) - As the long drawn-out Syrian military conflict passed a four-year milestone over the weekend, the New York-based Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) summed it up in a striking headline: 4 years, 4 vetoes, 220,000 dead.

Palestinian Grassroots Resistance to Occupation Growing

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mar 17 (IPS) - As soon as the truck carrying Israeli dairy products entered Ramallah's city centre it was surrounded by Palestinian activists who proceeded to remove and trash almost 20,000 dollars' worth of mainly milk and yoghurt.

Middle East Conflicts Give Hefty Boost to Arms Merchants

Monday, March 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - The ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen have helped spiral arms sales upwards to the Middle East, according to a study released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Eighty-Three Percent of Lights Have Gone Out in Syria

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 (IPS) - A single image can be more powerful, more descriptive and more potent than an entire essay – ‘ a picture says a thousand words,' as the cliché goes.

Gaza Reconstruction, Hampered by Israeli Blockade, May Take 100 Years, Say Aid Agencies

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 03 (IPS) - Despite all the political hoopla surrounding an international pledging conference in Cairo last October to help rebuild Gaza, the reconstruction of the Israeli-devastated territory is apparently moving at the pace of paralytic snail.

Families See Hope for Justice in Palestinian Membership of ICC

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

GAZA CITY, Mar 03 (IPS) - "I have lost all meaning in life after the death of my child, I will never forgive anyone who caused the tearing apart of his little body.  I appeal to all who can help and stand with us to achieve justice and punish those who killed my child."

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