You can read 19 more articles this month
ISRAELI forces have killed at least 10 Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, over the past two weeks, the United Nations said today.
A further 882 were injured over the same period in assaults which have occurred along the illegally constructed border, with the escalation of operations prompting UN spokesman Jamie McGoldrick to urge “Israel, Hamas and all other actors with the ability to influence the situation, to take action now to prevent further deterioration and loss of life.”
The attacks on Friday September 28 saw the highest number of fatalities since the peak of the Great Return March protests in May.
Two of the children killed aged 11 and 15 were shot in the chest and head with live ammunition bringing the total number of child fatalities in Gaza since the protests started to 39.
Another child was killed and 189 injured by Israeli forces as part of the continuing Great March of Return protests, peaceful demonstrations which have taken place every Friday since March 30.
Palestinians are demanding the right to return to land they were forcibly removed from in 1948 during the creation of the state of Israel.
However, the protesters continue to be attacked by Israeli snipers and security forces who have killed more than 200 people, including medics and journalists, as they fired live ammunition at unarmed civilians.
The Israeli aggression received worldwide condemnation and has prompted a UN investigation into potential war crimes.
But Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has continued to insist that the protests are co-ordinated by Hamas and are a threat to national security.
Last week, a 74-year old Palestinian man named by authorities as Ibrahim Ahmad Nassar al-Arouqi was killed while standing next to his home in the al-Maghazi refugee camp in Gaza.
Despite being around 2,000 metres from the illegal perimeter fence and with no demonstrations or other activities taking place, Israeli forces shot two live bullets at him.
Two more Palestinians were killed and six injured today, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health as Israeli forces opened fire with live bullets and tear gas at the latest Great Return March protests.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.