My Nuseirat by Haidar Eid

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  1. I am writing this piece hours after genocidal Israel killed 274 and injured more than 400 beautiful Nuseiraties, many of whom are my relatives, friends, and students — only to rescue four of its captives. 64 of the victims were children, and 57 were women. Those who were brutally murdered were either going to or coming back from Camp Souk, having their breakfast, playing in the street, going to the Al Awda hospital, cooking food, and visiting relatives and friends, i.e., the timing was chosen carefully in order to kill as many people as possible. 

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The genocide in Israeli prisons by Qassam Muaddi

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  1. Israel’s genocidal war on Palestinians since last October has extended beyond the daily mass death, displacement, and starvation of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip. Behind the bars of Israeli prisons, Israel has been waging war against Palestinian prisoners, creating conditions that make the continuation of human life impossible. The effects of this brutal campaign have reverberated among prisoners’ families outside of jail, who are watching their loved ones being systematically starved, beaten, tortured, and degraded.
  2. … Other depravities have been documented in several other prisons, often gloatingly by Israeli news channels who broadcast scenes of the abuse, including degrading treatment, in what can only be described as snuff films. Israeli prison doctors have assisted in the torture of Palestinian detainees, both before and after October 7. Alongside these acts of torture and humiliation, prison authorities have severely restricted prisoners’ food intake to the point of near-starvation, giving 20 prisoners enough food for two people
  3. The picture that emerges is one in which Israeli authorities are putting Palestinians in animal-like conditions calculated to torture, humiliate, and in man cases, to bring about their death. 

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Israel’s extortion leaflets and Namecheap: How to do corporate accountability during a genocide by Tali Shapiro

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The leaflets, like much of Israel’s abuse of technology during this genocide, included a QR code leading to a website with more ominous messaging, a snitch box, and a countdown until presumably the threat of outing will be acted upon.

An anonymous group has traced the website to the domain registration company NameCheap, and upon discovering that the company terminated their Russian accounts because of “war crimes and human rights violations,” wrote a letter (text below) demanding similar treatment in this case, stressing the possibility of complicity in war crimes, collective punishment, and genocide.  

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I resigned from World Central Kitchen because it refused to tell the truth about the Israeli genocide in Gaza by Ramsey Telham

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Much of the work in a genocide is not pulling the trigger, but instead minimizing and denying that a genocide is going on. Genocide is a phenomenon of gradual boundary pushing. Each increment must be accepted by the parties with agency for the next to be reached. Under the direction of CEO Erin Gore, Linda Roth, and “Chief Feeding Officer” José Andrés, World Central Kitchen recklessly endangered its personnel, selfishly exploited the situation for its own benefit, and actively participated in the normalization of an ongoing genocide.

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‘Come out, you animals’: how the massacre at al-Shifa Hospital happened by Tareq S. Hajjaj

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During the massacre at al-Shifa Hospital, the Israeli army shot patients in their beds and doctors who refused to abandon the sick, separated people into groups with differently-colored bracelets, and executed hundreds of civil government employees.

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Palestine: Unity of land, people and struggle by Palestinians in Palestine and in Exile

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  • Our brothers and sisters in Gaza, we have heard your demands. We are doing every possible thing to end the bloodshed, and we must do more. We are fighting to stop the genocidal war on you, to call for sanctions, to lift the blockade that denies you life, to support your return to your homes, to confront complicity with the regime and to resist its murderous impulses. We are mobilizing to reject a return to the normalized massacres and suffocating siege against our people, which were the status quo before this genocide began.

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Open Letter from the Climate Movement: We stand in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle for liberation on Mondoweiss

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Settler colonialism and imperialism fundamentally shape the world we live in, the struggles that connect us, and the climate emergency we face. The expansion of the fossil fuel industry, against which we fight, is facilitated through colonial extraction and military operations in the Middle East and beyond. The US military-industrial complex, a ‘tremendous fountain of CO2 pollution’, dispossesses indigenous people of their rightful land in Turtle Island and abroad.2 Amidst its ongoing genocidal assault which attempts to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from Gaza, Israel has handed out 12 gas exploration licenses to companies including BP and ENI off the coast of the strip. It is this system of planetary destruction that produces, motivates, and profits from the weapons fueling Israel’s genocide.

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Do not dismiss the Gaza genocide allegations by Jonathan Ofir, Yonatan Shapira and Ofer Neiman

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In response to Eitay Mack, a human rights lawyer whom we* know well from past campaigns we all cherish, we first note that his Haaretz piece, “Israel Is Not Committing Genocide in Gaza,” goes beyond strict legal arguments. He does not merely discuss the applicability of the crime of genocide to Israel’s current actions in Gaza. Mack’s piece is a multi-pronged political attack on a wide range of activists and experts, including “human rights activists, journalists, who may have honest intentions but are simply wrong.” We wish to address this political analysis and cast doubt on some of the claims put forward by Mack.

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Israeli doctors urge the bombing of Gaza hospitals by Tali Shapiro and Jonathan Ofir

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About 90 Israeli doctors have signed a letter calling for the bombing of hospitals in Gaza. 

Only last week, dozens of prominent Israeli rabbis had already assured Israeli leaders that they have a right to bomb al-Shifa’ hospital in Gaza, and this week’s letter signed by “Doctors for the Rights of IDF Soldiers” urges the bombing of any and every hospital in Gaza.

… The doctors claim that “the residents of Gaza… are the ones who brought their annihilation upon themselves” — echoing the genocidal rhetoric of centrist Israeli politicians who have even claimed that “the children of Gaza have brought this upon themselves.” 

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An open letter to Israelis from Israelis: We deserve the truth about October 7 on Mondoweiss

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We call to you from the fog of genocide. We grieve and we fret for “our own”, as well as those most of you ignore or regard as “animals.”

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