It’s been a little over two weeks since the Gaza – Israel ceasefire. The United Nations has just released a report detailing what the 50 day war has cost Gaza so far, including the death toll.
- Annexed another 1,000 acres of West Bank land
- Seized $55,000,000 dollars of PA tax revenue
- Broken the ceasefire by firing at fishermen
- Broken the ceasefire by not opening the border crossing for goods
- Destroyed a dairy factory in Hebron
- Destroyed five houses and a farm belonging to Bedouin near Jerusalem
- Destroyed a family home in Silwan, making 11 children homeless
- Shot and critically injured a man in Qalqilya
- Kidnapped 17 people from Jenin
- Kidnapped 7 people from Nablus
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal has brought a weeks-long Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip to an indefinite halt but the crippling onslaught had left its toll on the embattled enclave.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the relentless Israeli attacks had left at least 2145 Palestinians, mostly civilians, dead since hostilities first erupted on June 7.
By: Ali Abunimah
There is one clear reason to celebrate the ceasefire deal Israel and the Palestinian resistance reached today: 51 days and nights of relentless Israeli massacres and destruction have come to an end in Gaza.
With reports that Israel has agreed to reopen Gaza’s borders, Hamas announced victory and Palestinians, especially in Gaza, are celebrating. Among many Israelis, meanwhile, there is a feeling of bitterness and defeat.
Israel purposefully protracted the ceasefire negotiations to inflict more destruction on Gaza.
By: Hanine Hassan
On August 25 Israel hit a 13-storey residential tower that housed at least 70 families, striking with five missiles over an hour. Israel could have destroyed the entire building with one missile in a few minutes, if it wanted to; after all it wiped out an entire neighbourhood in less than one hour on July 29. Israel’s deliberate choice to slowly decompose the tower was psychological torture to its residents, to punish them and submit them. It is this same strategy of protraction that Israel used during the uncountable ceasefires and humanitarian lulls it declared during its war on Gaza.
Gaza and Israel are enjoying the first day of a long-term ceasefire. Both sides are claiming victory, but the cost of the damage to Gaza has been estimated to be at least $6bn. Al Jazeera’s Jane Ferguson reports from Gaza.
Fish in Gaza sea jumping into fishermen boats during ceasefire. No words to explain the deep meanings behind such video.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. In a short televised address, Abbas said the agreement would go into effect at 7 p.m.