The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed over 1,500 civilian lives in Gaza. The fragile humanitarian ceasefires end within minutes of creation pushing the region into further bloodshed.
July 2014 in Syria saw record numbers of deaths and displaced since the civil war began in 2011. Using death toll data from The Syrian Network for Human Rights, and refugee tracking data from United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), AJ+’s animated audio slide show shows the scale of the past month’s devastation.
Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have also recalled ambassadors to protest Israel’s operation in Gaza Strip.
Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet waves as she leaves the Itamaraty Palce after the 6th BRICS summit and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), in Brasilia July 16, 2014.
By: Barak Ravid
El Salvador recalled its Israeli ambassador from Tel Aviv on Wednesday to protest the military operation in Gaza, making it the fifth Latin American country to do so.
Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have already recalled their ambassadors.
Yigal Palmor, the spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry, said recalling ambassadors encourages Hamas.
“Israel expresses its deep disappointment with the hasty decision of the governments of El Salvador, Peru and Chile to recall their ambassadors for consultations,” said Palmor. “This step constitutes encouragement for Hamas, a group recognized as a terror organization by many countries around the world.”
Such countries are handing are handing terrorists a prize, said Palmor.
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Flowers were laid outside Downing street yesterday (29 July) as part of a vigil/protest to commemorate the children that have been killed by Israel in the last 22 days.
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Multiple competing hashtags have sprung up beginning with the disappearance of three Israeli teens in early June. Check out this interactive time-lapse heat map tracking the conversation online from June 17 to July 7 here.
The special relationship between Israel and the United States goes deep…real deep. It’s based on security, conflict and most of all money. Most of it for the Israeli military. But with over 200 killed in Gaza just this July and the Israeli military’s long list human rights abuses, is this special relationship worth the price?
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