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Palestinians plead for UN action to stop Gaza violence

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations held up photographs of slain children and read out the names of the dead on Tuesday as he pleaded for action from the Security Council. “On behalf of the Palestinian people, we ask: What is the international community doing to stop this bloodletting, to stop Israel’s atrocities?” Riyad Mansour said at a debate on the Gaza crisis.

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As Gaza Death Toll Surpasses 600 Israel Ambassador Says IDF Deserve Nobel Peace Prize For “Unimaginable Restraint”

The situation in Gaza has crossed beyond the rabbit hole (or perhaps in this case, tunnel) and has entered the surreal zone. Consider, from Reuters : ” Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S.

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Max Blumenthal: US Created Political Space for Gaza Attacks
Max Blumenthal: US Created Political Space for Gaza Attacks Max Blumenthal: US Created Political Space for Gaza Attacks

As Israeli forces killed more than 100 Palestinians on Sunday, Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue the assault on Gaza for “as long as is required,” citing the backing of foreign allies that has “laid the diplomatic foundation that has given us international credit to operate.” The Obama administration has provided critical support, claiming Israel has acted in self-defense and blaming Hamas for the civilian toll. But on the conflict’s bloodiest day, the White House began showing mild signs of apprehension.

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Max Blumenthal: With “Hollow Diplomacy,” U.S. Created Political Space for Israeli Assault on Gaza
Max Blumenthal: With “Hollow Diplomacy,” U.S. Created Political Space for Israeli Assault on Gaza Max Blumenthal: With “Hollow Diplomacy,” U.S. Created Political Space for Israeli Assault on Gaza

- As Israeli forces killed more than 100 Palestinians on Sunday, Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue the assault on Gaza for “as long as is required,” citing the backing of foreign allies that has “laid the diplomatic foundation that has given us international credit to operate.” The Obama administration has provided critical support, claiming Israel has acted in self-defense and blaming Hamas for the civilian toll. But on the conflict’s bloodiest day, the White House began showing mild signs of apprehension. President Obama spoke to Netanyahu for the second time in three days and raised “serious concern about the growing number of casualties.” Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry made the rounds of Sunday television talk shows to publicly defend Israel’s assault on Gaza

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500 Palestinians Dead: Veterans Call for End to Violence

BBC reports: “Gaza has suffered the highest death toll since Israel’s offensive began, with at least 87 people reported killed on Sunday — 67 of them in one area. ANN WRIGHT, microann at yahoo.com TARAK KAUFF, takauff at gmail.com Wright is a retired U.S.

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