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In a single hour, Israeli snipers killed seven bystanders at the Jenin refugee camp
  • "Akshually Bin Laden was right and every American is willingly complicit in Genocide there are no innocent American civilians"

    Insane comments with zero thought. All to keep the mental gymnastics flowing to justify Genocide.

  • About the us election
  • Jesus Democrats have deluded themselves that Republicans would not vote Republican if not for Trump.

  • In a single hour, Israeli snipers killed seven bystanders at the Jenin refugee camp
  • I have been told by liberals that everyone in America supports Genocide and terrorism. Apparently there is no chance for any party to win the elections if they do not support Genocide because Americans will only vote for Genocide.

  • As War Drags On, Gazans More Willing to Speak Out Against Hamas
  • Israel commits Genocide

    New York Times writes an article to blame Hamas

    can we ban this propaganda outlet.

  • Who is the IDF general who ordered tank fire on a kibbutz home with 13 hostages inside?
  • Israelis are going to elect a more right wing government next time. Netanyahu is even climbing in popularity.

  • Who is the IDF general who ordered tank fire on a kibbutz home with 13 hostages inside?
  • This fully contradicts the claim of the hostage that came out alive which testified everyone got killed in the tank shot and only she survived.

    The local archeology team does not have much influence on my opinion after the IDF posted pictures of the burnt bodies claiming Hamas burnt them alive. Not sure which AK can do that.

  • Nevada Democrats sue to block Green Party from 2024 ballot
  • Like the Republicans have been financing top Democrats you mean right? As the biggest AIPAC donors are Republicans which have the Democratic party on their payroll.

  • Palestinians Ask Federal Court to Rule Biden Is Complicit in Israeli Genocide
  • So you are saying Joe Biden is not complicit in Genocide?

    Not sure why Trump is my guy now but I guess that needs to be true or your entire world view falls apart. Might have something in common with lil bro.

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  • 2016 called they want their Hillary fearmongering back

  • Palestinians Ask Federal Court to Rule Biden Is Complicit in Israeli Genocide
  • Joe Biden is being sued right now. Last time I checked being complicit in Genocide is pretty illegal.

    A criminal is someone who has committed a crime. One does not have to be convicted to be called a criminal

    I feel bad for your little brother if this is the level of support you provide him.

  • "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it"
  • I hope it's not the second because thinking that people opposing Genocide is actually a paid propaganda campaign is dumber than the people who believe there's a pedo ring in the Pizza hut basement

  • Palestinians Ask Federal Court to Rule Biden Is Complicit in Israeli Genocide
  • The actual criminal. The guy who broke US law, and was convicted. His name isn’t Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump

    There

  • Palestinians Ask Federal Court to Rule Biden Is Complicit in Israeli Genocide
  • I think I missed the part where I defended Donald Trump. But if there's nothing to defend Biden with, just blame it on Trump and hope everyone is stupid enough not to notice.

  • "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it"
  • I wouldn't mind it if they at least admitted they didn't care about people being Genocided and just admitted that if it's not white it doesn't matter.

    But somehow they feel the need to pretend that voting for Biden is actually a vote against Genocide. Absolute insanity.

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  • Joe Biden cannot win this election you mean

  • "You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it"
  • I'm unsure why your favorite pastime is writing 7 paragraph long essays that fail basic fact checks which sole purpose appears to be to defend Joe Biden committing Genocide.

  • Palestinians Ask Federal Court to Rule Biden Is Complicit in Israeli Genocide
  • Look at this man proudly defending Genocide.

  • Israeli student activists are the foot soldiers of their right-wing government

    As academic institutions across the world are rethinking their relations with Israel, a number have moved toward cutting off ties completely. In the United States, this call has not gained much traction and, in fact, many states have forms of anti-BDS laws that could potentially dictate public universities' actions.

    This might change.

    If the current proposed legislation requiring the immediate firing of academics for their speech passes, denying faculty their tenure protections and making a mockery of academic freedom, it may expose Israeli academia to repercussions that were hitherto unthinkable.

    While Israeli academia is often presented as a bastion of democracy in a country with an increasingly shrinking public sphere, others have highlighted the many ways in which the academia is complicit in the occupation and the current crisis in Gaza.

    But the role of student activists as the foot soldiers of the current right-wing government has not been well-known among the American public. This trend might be due to the privatization of education in Israel, the increasing radicalization of the public and the demographics of the student body – Israeli students are older and significantly more likely to have military background than their counterparts in the U.S.

    Their activism reflects a lack of understanding of the meaning and value of humanities or a liberal education. If they succeed, they will ensure that their educational deficits will now be shared by Israeli academia at large.

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  • When did we establish that?

    I established that voting for Genocide makes you complicit in Genocide.

  • Until she was taken out of the house, Porat identified nine living hostages. She wasn't a witness to the close-range shooting of any of the hostages, or to any of them being hit in the exchange of fire. "I didn't see anyone execute anyone," she says. "I didn't see a body." That is compatible with what Hadas Dagan said – she was held in the house until the end of the event and saw only two hostages who were not alive. "Long before the two [tank] shells, Adi and I saw that two were no longer with us," she says.

    Porat: "At one point I went to sit in a jeep with one of the Shin Bet [security service] men, and suddenly I see a tank moving along the road." The driver of the tank was Armored Corps officer Col. Nissim Hazan. A few hours earlier, Hazan had located the tank, which was damaged, in the area of the Re'im party. Hazan pulled a dead soldier out of the tank, rendered it serviceable, collected a pickup crew and asked on the radio, "Where do you need me?" At Be'eri, he was told. Hazan arrived at the entry gate of the kibbutz and was directed to Pesi Cohen's house.

    "I understood that this tank wasn't like another bullet that's fired from a rifle," Porat relates. "So I asked: If you fire shells, won't the hostages be hurt? And the Shin Bet man told me, 'No, we only shoot at the sides, take down walls.' I believed him."

    Lt. Col. Salman Habaka, a battalion commander in the Armored Corps, entered Be'eri with three tanks, all of which operated in other parts of the kibbutz. Habaka was killed last November in a battle in the northern Gaza Strip. However, testimony he gave before his death indicates that firing tank shells at homes in Be'eri was quite a routine practice that day – by order of Hiram Barak.

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    Who is the IDF general who ordered tank fire on a kibbutz home with 13 hostages inside?
  • Big ups to MondoWeiss and TheGrayzone for covering this 8 months earlier while every propaganda outlet was still manufacturing consent for the Genocide.

  • Until she was taken out of the house, Porat identified nine living hostages. She wasn't a witness to the close-range shooting of any of the hostages, or to any of them being hit in the exchange of fire. "I didn't see anyone execute anyone," she says. "I didn't see a body." That is compatible with what Hadas Dagan said – she was held in the house until the end of the event and saw only two hostages who were not alive. "Long before the two [tank] shells, Adi and I saw that two were no longer with us," she says.

    Porat: "At one point I went to sit in a jeep with one of the Shin Bet [security service] men, and suddenly I see a tank moving along the road." The driver of the tank was Armored Corps officer Col. Nissim Hazan. A few hours earlier, Hazan had located the tank, which was damaged, in the area of the Re'im party. Hazan pulled a dead soldier out of the tank, rendered it serviceable, collected a pickup crew and asked on the radio, "Where do you need me?" At Be'eri, he was told. Hazan arrived at the entry gate of the kibbutz and was directed to Pesi Cohen's house.

    "I understood that this tank wasn't like another bullet that's fired from a rifle," Porat relates. "So I asked: If you fire shells, won't the hostages be hurt? And the Shin Bet man told me, 'No, we only shoot at the sides, take down walls.' I believed him."

    Lt. Col. Salman Habaka, a battalion commander in the Armored Corps, entered Be'eri with three tanks, all of which operated in other parts of the kibbutz. Habaka was killed last November in a battle in the northern Gaza Strip. However, testimony he gave before his death indicates that firing tank shells at homes in Be'eri was quite a routine practice that day – by order of Hiram Barak.

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    www.middleeasteye.net Hezbollah changes tactics and reveals new strengths to force Gaza ceasefire

    Experts say the Lebanese movement has become 'more audacious' as Israel targets high-level commanders

    Hezbollah changes tactics and reveals new strengths to force Gaza ceasefire

    Israel's assassination of a top Hezbollah field commander on Tuesday has raised, once again, concerns over a wider Israeli war in Lebanon after months of clashes.

    Hezbollah, the powerful Iran-backed Lebanese movement, fired over 200 missiles into Israel in retaliation and has vowed to intensify its attacks following the killing of Taleb Sami Abdallah.

    Since then, the Lebanese movement has proven itself capable of downing several advanced Hermes 900 drones, firing anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli jets, which it claims forced them to retreat, and even carrying out a symbolic strike against an Iron Dome air defence unit.

    "Hezbollah is becoming more audacious, and I think the Israelis are surprised by this," said Amal Saad, a Hezbollah expert and lecturer in politics at Cardiff University.

    "They know what it has, its arsenal, but they didn't think it would have the audacity to use them, at least not for Gaza," she told Middle East Eye, suggesting that Israel expected the Lebanese movement to reserve such weapons for a direct war with Lebanon.

    This escalation, experts say, is likely linked to the political deadlock over Gaza ceasefire negotiations.

    On 31 May, US President Joe Biden presented what he called an Israeli ceasefire plan, which shares similarities with a proposal accepted by Hamas weeks ago. Israel, however, refuses to sign up to any proposal that definitively ends the war, something Hamas insists on.

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    Tel Aviv-born far-right hardliner to serve as Dutch immigration minister

    Markuszower, a Tel Aviv-born Dutch senator who on Wednesday was tapped to serve as the country’s immigration minister, fought about politics “with the whole high school” in his left-leaning Jewish community, Markuszower’s father Zvi told the NRC daily in a 2017 profile.

    Within his Jewish community, too, Markuszower was never one to mince words. In 2010, Markuszower called in a statement to ban Jewish “traitors” from the community if they supported the UN Goldstone Report that in the previous year had accused Israel of committing war crimes in Gaza.

    In 2018, the Organization of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands, or NIK, decided it could no longer accommodate Markuszower’s divisive remarks. It kicked him off its board for what it called “a long pattern of insults, threatening language and verbal intimidation.”

    A leader of the Rights Forum, a pro-Palestinian organization founded by a former prime minister whom Dutch Jewry has accused of antisemitism, on Wednesday called Markuszower “the most unsettling” appointment so far by the four-party coalition led by Wilders and the Party for Freedom. Penned by Berber van der Woude, the op-ed (in Dutch) on the Rights Forum’s website is titled: “Watch out, the Fascists are here.”

    In 2010, he dropped out of an election campaign following a warning issued about him by the AIVD secret service, which said he had had contacts with an unnamed foreign intelligence agency. He returned to politics several years later, raising no further AIVD objections and getting selected to serve as a Party for Freedom senator in 2017.

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    Israel using trebuchet to fire flaming projectile at Hezbollah

    www.newsweek.com Video shows Israel using trebuchet to fire flaming projectile at Hezbollah

    Footage widely shared on social media shows the soldiers loading a medieval-like catapult and flinging fireballs into Lebanese territory.

    Video shows Israel using trebuchet to fire flaming projectile at Hezbollah

    Israeli soldiers on the northern border have been seen using a medieval catapult-like weapon to shoot flaming projectiles into Lebanon, igniting plantations to prevent Hezbollah fighters from infiltrating into the south.

    Footage widely shared on social media shows the soldiers loading a trebuchet and flinging fireballs into Lebanese territory. "This is a local initiative and not a tool that is widely used," the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement, denying that this is a widely adopted tactic by the forces.

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    www.middleeasteye.net Israel reportedly hits Gaza safe zone as ceasefire discussions persist

    A Hamas leader told Reuters their proposed amendments to the ceasefire deal were 'not significant'

    Israel reportedly hits Gaza safe zone as ceasefire discussions persist

    Israel has launched land, sea and air strikes on al-Mawasi, a designated safe zone in Gaza, according to Palestine’s Wafa news agency.

    The Israeli army denied carrying out any strikes in the area where thousands of Palestinians are taking shelter.

    Wafa also reported Israeli strikes on the western side of Rafah city, as well as attacks that killed five people in Nuseirat, central Gaza.

    The developments come as Hamas is urging the US to pressure Israel to accept a permanent ceasefire, as Israel insists on continuing the war after all hostages are released.

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    Sources in Hamas told Haaretz that this was 'intended to ensure that Israel will not be able to evade all stages of the deal and return to fighting once all the hostages are released.' Israel said Hamas' response was tantamount to a rejection of the proposal itself

    Hamas has demanded that the cease-fire agreement stipulate that Israel withdraw from all areas of the Gaza Strip in the first week of the deal's implementation, and that if Israel does not do so, the release of hostages will be halted.

    In a response given by Hamas to mediators on Wednesday, the group is seeking a complete cessation of fire from the Israeli army and the withdrawal of the IDF from population centers on the first day of the cease-fire. On the third day, Hamas seeks an Israeli withdrawal from the Salah a-Din road, which connects between both sides of the Strip and the coastal road.

    In return, Hamas offers to release three hostages – both living and dead – every three days, totaling 33. Hamas opposes preconditioning the identities of prisoners that will be released in return as well as their distancing from Gaza, and demands that their release be based on the amount of time they have spent in Israeli prisons.

    Sources in Hamas told Haaretz that "The amendments that were submitted are intended to ensure that the withdrawal and cease-fire be established in the first phase, and that Israel will not be able to evade the implementation of all stages of the deal and return to fighting once all the hostages are released."

    Hamas also demanded in its response that China, Russia and Turkey be guarantors of the deal.

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    Sources in Hamas told Haaretz that this was 'intended to ensure that Israel will not be able to evade all stages of the deal and return to fighting once all the hostages are released.' Israel said Hamas' response was tantamount to a rejection of the proposal itself

    Hamas has demanded that the cease-fire agreement stipulate that Israel withdraw from all areas of the Gaza Strip in the first week of the deal's implementation, and that if Israel does not do so, the release of hostages will be halted.

    In a response given by Hamas to mediators on Wednesday, the group is seeking a complete cessation of fire from the Israeli army and the withdrawal of the IDF from population centers on the first day of the cease-fire. On the third day, Hamas seeks an Israeli withdrawal from the Salah a-Din road, which connects between both sides of the Strip and the coastal road.

    In return, Hamas offers to release three hostages – both living and dead – every three days, totaling 33. Hamas opposes preconditioning the identities of prisoners that will be released in return as well as their distancing from Gaza, and demands that their release be based on the amount of time they have spent in Israeli prisons.

    Sources in Hamas told Haaretz that "The amendments that were submitted are intended to ensure that the withdrawal and cease-fire be established in the first phase, and that Israel will not be able to evade the implementation of all stages of the deal and return to fighting once all the hostages are released."

    Hamas also demanded in its response that China, Russia and Turkey be guarantors of the deal.

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    Chiquita found liable by U.S. jury for killings by Colombian terrorists

    Chiquita Brands was ordered Monday by a Florida jury to pay $38.3 million to the families of eight people killed by a right-wing paramilitary group in Colombia, which the banana grower had funded for years during that country's violent civil war.

    Chiquita had previously acknowledged funding the paramilitary group, pleading guilty in 2007 after the U.S. Department of Justice charged the company with providing payments to what the agency labeled a "terrorist organization." The group, the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, or AUC, received payments from Chiquita from about 1997 through 2004, which the company had described as "security payments" during the country's internal conflict.

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    Hezbollah vows to escalate attacks after Israel kills a top commander

    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, June 12 (Reuters) - Hezbollah fired big barrages of rockets at Israel on Wednesday and vowed to ramp up its attacks in retaliation for an Israeli strike which killed a senior Hezbollah field commander, as the conflict across the Lebanese-Israeli border escalated sharply.

    The Iran-backed Hezbollah and Israel have been trading fire since the eruption of the Gaza war in October, in steadily intensifying hostilities that have fuelled concern of a bigger confrontation between the heavily armed adversaries.

    The Israeli strike in the south Lebanon village of Jouaiyya late on Tuesday killed three Hezbollah fighters alongside the senior field commander Taleb Abdallah, also known as Abu Taleb, Israel and three security sources in Lebanon said.

    He was the most senior Hezbollah commander killed during eight months of hostilities, one of the sources said.

    A security source in Lebanon said Hezbollah had fired more than 100 rockets in response, saying it was one of the group's biggest rocket barrages since the hostilities began in October.

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    Colombia to suspend coal sales to Israel

    BOGOTA — Colombian President Gustavo Petro announced Saturday that his country will suspend coal exports to Israel as a rebuke against its deadly war against Hamas in Gaza.

    Colombia is Israel's main coal supplier, with exports of some $450 million in 2023, according to the Israeli Embassy in Bogota, which remains operational despite Petro's government severing diplomatic ties in May.

    Petro, Colombia's first leftist president and a fierce critic of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Saturday on X that coal exports to Israel would be suspended "until the genocide stops."

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    www.middleeastmonitor.com Intel halts plans for $25bn factory in Israel

    US chipmaker Intel Corp INTC.O is reportedly halting plans for a $25 billion factory in Israel, according to Channel 12 News. Intel sent letters in recent days requesting that the...

    Intel halts plans for $25bn factory in Israel

    US chipmaker Intel Corp INTC.O is reportedly halting plans for a $25 billion factory in Israel, according to Channel 12 News.

    Intel sent letters in recent days requesting that the work on the plant be postponed. When asked about the report, the US company emphasised the need to adjust large projects to changing timelines without directly addressing the specific project.

    During its almost five decades of operations in Israel, Intel has grown to become the country’s largest private employer and exporter and a leader of the local electronics and information industry, according to the company’s website.

    Following the announcement of its new plant in December, two months after Israel launched its brutal bombing campaign in Gaza, activists called for the boycott of computers with Intel chips, and it urged investors to divest from Intel stock and major institutions to exclude Intel from tenders.

    "Ethical responsibility and international law aside, by insisting on investing tens of billions of dollars in Israel, a ‘war zone,’ only miles away from occupied Gaza, Intel is putting its leaders’ fanatic ideological commitment to Israel over financial and fiduciary responsibility,” said the BDS spokesperson. “Why else would Intel freeze plans to expand its chipmaking manufacturing in Ohio while throwing those billions into Israel, a state committing genocide?”

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    www.thetimes.com Israel says Hamas weaponised rape. Does the evidence add up?

    The Israeli government insists that Hamas formally sanctioned sexual assault on October 7, 2023. But investigators say the evidence does not stand up to scrutiny. Catherine Philp and Gabrielle Weiniger report on eight months of claim and counter-claim

    Israel says Hamas weaponised rape. Does the evidence add up?

    The Israeli government insists that Hamas formally sanctioned sexual assault on October 7, 2023. But investigators say the evidence does not stand up to scrutiny. Catherine Philp and Gabrielle Weiniger report on eight months of claim and counter-claim

    Talk of rape began circulating almost before the massacres themselves were over. Much of it came from what Patten would later call “non-professionals” who supplied “inaccurate and unreliable forensic interpretations” of what they found, creating an instant but flawed narrative about what had taken place.

    Meanwhile, the political establishment has opened a fresh battle with the UN over what the Patten report didn’t say: that sexual violence was beyond reasonable doubt, systematic, widespread and ordered and perpetrated by Hamas. Israeli advocates for the female survivors are now warning that the country’s refusal to co-operate with a full and legal investigation, which the carefully worded report was not, threatens the prospect of ever finding out the full truth about the sexual violence of October 7 and delivering justice for its victims.

    It was not a legal investigation, Patten explained, as Israel had not allowed one: that mandate could only be fulfilled by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which Israel has refused to work with since its inception. She hoped that would change.

    Patten made it clear there was sufficient evidence of acts of sexual violence to merit full and proper investigation and expressed her shock at the brutality of the violence. The report also confirmed Israeli authorities were unable to provide much of the evidence that political leaders had insisted existed. In all the Hamas video footage Patten’s team had watched and all the photographs they had seen, there were no depictions of rape. We hired a leading Israeli dark-web researcher to look for evidence of those images, including footage deleted from public sources. None could be found.

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    UN Security Council backs plan for Israel-Hamas ceasefire

    UNITED NATIONS, June 10 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed a proposal outlined by President Joe Biden for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip and urged the Palestinian militants to accept the deal aimed at ending the eight-month-long war.

    Hamas welcomed the adoption of the U.S.-drafted resolution and said in a statement that it is ready to cooperate with mediators over implementing the principles of the plan.

    Russia abstained from the U.N. vote, while the remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution supporting a three-phase ceasefire plan laid out by Biden on May 31 that he described as an Israeli initiative.

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    apnews.com UN food agency pauses its aid work at US pier in Gaza over security concerns, in latest setback

    The director of the U.N. World Food Program says the program has “paused” its distribution of humanitarian aid from an American-built pier off Gaza out of concern for the safety of its workers.

    UN food agency pauses its aid work at US pier in Gaza over security concerns, in latest setback

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the U.N. World Food Program said Sunday the program has “paused” its distribution of humanitarian aid from an American-built pier off Gaza, saying she was “concerned about the safety of our people” after what had been one of the deadliest days of the war there.

    Saturday saw both an Israeli military assault that freed four hostages but left 274 Palestinians and one Israeli commando dead, and, Cindy McCain said, two of WFP’s warehouses in Gaza had been “rocketed” and a staffer injured.

    Sunday’s U.N. announcement of the pause appears the latest setback for the U.S. sea route, set up to try to bring more aid to Gaza’s starving people.

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    Condemning Israeli Nuseirat massacre, Euro-Med Monitor calls for an investigation into use of US pier for military purposes

    Palestinian Territory - The massacre carried out by the Israeli army today, Saturday, in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip is strongly condemned by Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor. Grave concern is also expressed over reports that Israel may have used for military purposes the US pier intended for transporting humanitarian supplies to Gaza.

    According to a US official cited by the US website Axios, a US "hostage cell" backed the Israeli attempts to free the four prisoners who were being held in the Gaza Strip. Israeli media reported that an Israeli truck carrying Israeli special forces conducting the operation to retrieve the four detainees departed from the vicinity of the US pier off the coast of the Gaza Strip, under the pretense of carrying humanitarian supplies.

    Other sources indicated that the vehicle transporting Israeli forces was a civilian truck disguised to look like it was meant for transporting humanitarian aid, while others indicated that the truck appeared to be carrying civilian displaced persons and their belongings to the area.

    According to Israeli Army Radio, "the US hostage cell played a decisive role in freeing the hostages”, with“high-precision American technology that had not been used before in the process of freeing the hostages." Prior to the incident, video footage of the truck and a Caddy vehicle were released at the time of the breach.

    The rules of international humanitarian law state that it is illegal to gain the trust of an adversary through actions that lead them to believe they are entitled to protection or must provide it, with the intent to betray that confidence, resulting in their death or injury.

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    www.middleeasteye.net Israeli minister Benny Gantz resigns from war cabinet over absence of post-war Gaza plan

    'Netanyahu is preventing us from progressing towards a true victory,' says Minister Benny Gantz

    Israeli minister Benny Gantz resigns from war cabinet over absence of post-war Gaza plan

    Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz resigned from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government on Sunday citing, amongst other reasons, the absence of a post-war plan for Gaza.

    The move does not immediately pose a threat to Netanyahu, who still controls a majority coalition in parliament, but the Israeli premier will now be more heavily reliant on his far-right allies for support.

    "Netanyahu prevents us from moving forward to a real victory [in Gaza]," Gantz said in a televised address. "That is why we are leaving the emergency government today with a heavy heart, but with a whole heart."

    Nine months into the war, Israel is yet to achieve its stated objectives as most of Hamas' top leadership remains at large and more than 100 hostages are still held in the enclave.

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