Assassination of Female Paramedic

By Wafa A. Al-Udaini The IOF have assassinated a female paramedic, whilst she was attending to injured civilians, during the ‘Great March of Return’ protests.  During yet another day of ‘Great Return March’ demonstrations – on Friday at roughly noon – Israeli snipers opened fire at civilians, killing a female paramedic and injuring more than 100 Palestinians.   Twenty one year-old Razan An-Najjar was assassinated (shot) by the Israeli snipers stationed at the separation fence, separating the besieged Gaza strip and Israel. Razan was doing her job and helping the injured, she volunteered for the Ministry of Health and had … Continue reading Assassination of Female Paramedic

Bullets first and aid later is a perverse Israeli tactic

Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinian protesters who are commemorating the 70th anniversary of Nakba in Gaza on 14 May 2018 By Ramona Wadi Predictably, Israel has attempted to play the humanitarian card after inflicting severe injuries upon thousands of Palestinians, many of whom will remain scarred for life; at least 111 men, women and children have also been killed by Israeli troops over the past few weeks. On Wednesday, during a lull in their murderous shooting spree, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) sent two truckloads of medical supplies into Gaza. The aid was rejected by Hamas, which only … Continue reading Bullets first and aid later is a perverse Israeli tactic

From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance

Its view is that, for Israel to survive, Palestine’s possibilities must be wiped out, whether the means used are targeted assassinations, sniper fire, or precision targeting of a civilian population GAZA — Palestine’s Great Return March protests at the Gaza border, which commenced with the commemoration of Land Day on March 30 and are set to continue until the Nakba anniversary on May 15, have propelled Israel’s penchant for killing Palestinians to the fore. So far, 45 Palestinians have been killed by snipers and over 7,200 injured while demonstrating at the border for their right to return as enshrined in UN Resolution 194. … Continue reading From Targeted Assassinations to Sniper Fire, How Israel Eliminates Palestinian Resistance

Violence against Palestinians becomes the norm

As the US eliminates references to Israel’s occupation By Ramona Wadi       The latest US annual report on human rights violations, released last Friday, carried an intentional omission. There is no longer any mention of the occupied Palestinian territories. In a move which normalises Israel’s colonial project and military occupation yet further, the relevant entry reads: “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza”. A statement by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, published in part by Wafa news agency, described the change thus: “The American administration is not only biased towards Israel, but fully embraces its illegal … Continue reading Violence against Palestinians becomes the norm

Israeli snipers deliberately targeting Palestinian journalists

By  Wafa al-Udaini GAZA,PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli Occupation has a long history of human rights violations, especially against journalists. Many have lost their lives and others have lost their jobs due to Israel’s targeted aggression, according to human rights organizations. Since the beginning of the Great Return March on March 30th, one journalist was deliberately assassinated and more than 12 others were seriously wounded by Israeli sniper fire. One journalist is now in critical condition. The Israeli Forces targeted press vehicles yesterday, who were covering the demonstration. They also fired tear gas directly on our press tent, while we were far away from … Continue reading Israeli snipers deliberately targeting Palestinian journalists

Using Aid to Trap Palestinians, while Their Rights are Being Depleted

An Israeli army officer monitoring the entrance of goods into Gaza By Ramona Wadi More rhetoric and the absence of any constructive action have created a spectrum of expectations for Gaza. The past few days have seen an escalation of alarm juxtaposed against fake optimism. The latter is a veneer for a widespread complacency that is not bothered by the decline in financial aid for the enclave. According to Wafa news agency, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah claimed that, “United, we will be able to withstand all plots against our national cause and our just right and will allow … Continue reading Using Aid to Trap Palestinians, while Their Rights are Being Depleted

A sliver of truth amidst UN manipulation of Palestinian rights

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres talks at a press conference in Beit Lahia, Gaza on 30 August 2017 By Ramona Wadi As always, UN officials take pride in pontificating about Palestine. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proved to be no exception, faithfully pursuing the same agenda which resulted in Palestinians becoming a marginalised subject of discussion. Israel may complain of rhetorical visibility allocated to Palestine at the UN, however, it is this tactic which allows Israeli violations to continue unhindered. International committees, agencies, meetings and resolutions have placed an irreparable burden upon Palestinians, resulting in extreme political isolation. Sometimes, … Continue reading A sliver of truth amidst UN manipulation of Palestinian rights