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While Israel continues showing its inhumanity with its terrorist attacks on the people of Gaza, Palestinians continue showing humanity and teaching life.
Israeli forces committed a massacre at Shejaiya Refugee Camp early Sunday morning with the total number of people killed now at 72, including 24 children.
The overall Palestinian death toll since Israel began its latest assault on Gaza 13 days ago stood at 501 this morning.

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While Israel continues showing its inhumanity with its terrorist attacks on the people of Gaza, Palestinians continue showing humanity and teaching life.

Israeli forces committed a massacre at Shejaiya Refugee Camp early Sunday morning with the total number of people killed now at 72, including 24 children.

The overall Palestinian death toll since Israel began its latest assault on Gaza 13 days ago stood at 501 this morning.

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Debunking Israel’s claims about Hamas.

"Our homeland is stolen.I have a home is Ashkalan (Ashkelon), others in Yafa, Gaza. We ask for our right… Nothing more. We don’t hate the Jews and fight them because they are Jews. They are people of religion, and we are people of religion. We love all people of religion. If my brother, who has the same religion and parents as me, if he takes my home and expels me from my land, I will fight him. I will fight my brother. I will fight my cousin, if he does that to me.So, when a Jew takes my home and expels me, I will fight him as well.
I do not fight the USA, Britain or other countries. I am at peace with all people.
I love all people and wish them well, even the Jews. The Jews lived with us for a long time. We never transgressed them or transgressed on their rights. They used to hold high positions in the government and ministries. But if they take my home and make me a refugee. We have four million refugees outside of Palestine.Who has more right to the land? The Russian immigrant? Whose left this land over 2,000 years ago? Who has more right in this land? Or the one who left (forcefully) it forty years ago? Who is more right? We do not hate the Jews. We only want them to give us our rights…”

- Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, founder of Hamas. A quadriplegic who was nearly blind, had used a wheelchair since a sporting accident at the age of 12. At age 67 he was murdered when an Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile at him as he was being wheeled from early morning prayers. Full video here. 

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How will we return to life its splendor after the bodies of the young are stolen? He carries his body in his hands and needs no coffin. His hands have become a coffin for his child shrouded in white cloth. He walks with his head high and his tears flowing. But he is lucky that he is still alive to pay his child the last honors. Entire families were buried in their homes and no one remained to pay them these last honors. It is so simple. In this civilized world of international rights and conventions and the right to life and the right to housing and the right to education and the right of expression, these rights are not for Palestinians but for someone else.
Hedaya Shamun, “I Do Not Wish For You To See Gaza As Anything But a Rose" (translated by Ghada Mourad and Tyson Patros)
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Last night just before 9pm, they sent us a warning over the phone that ‘We will bomb the hospital, so you need to evacuate. We insisted that we cannot leave the hospital. Our patients are, all of them, paralyzed, they’re unconscious. They’re unable to move, so we need to stay in this hospital…

But just few minutes after the call, shells start falling down on the hospital — the fourth floor, third floor, second floor. Smoke, fire, dust all over.
Basman Alashi, executive director of Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank. (via thepeoplesrecord)
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Listen to the response of Palestinian youth in Gaza when a reporter for Vice News says he’s scared after hearing an Israeli airstrike

The death toll in the besieged coastal enclave surpassed 200 last night as Israel continues targeting civilians.

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A central premise of US media coverage of the Israeli attack on Gaza - beyond the claim that Israel is justifiably “defending itself” - is that this is some endless conflict between two foreign entitles, and Americans can simply sit by helplessly and lament the tragedy of it all. The reality is precisely the opposite: Israeli aggression is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does. This self-flattering depiction of the US as uninvolved, neutral party is the worst media fiction since TV news personalities covered the Arab Spring by pretending that the US is and long has been on the side of the heroic democratic protesters, rather than the key force that spent decades propping up the tyrannies they were fighting.