2021-05-17: Social Media Postees

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Who Benefits From Israel's Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza?
Phyllis Bennis | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17

Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Lies about "human shields" used to justify slaughter of civilians in Gaza.

Headlines for May 17, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…

'Anti-Zionist Naples': Award-Winning Italian Artist Speaks about Palestine and Why He Quit Photojournalism
Romana Rubeo — Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
On April 1, a mural appeared in the Southern Italian city of Naples, depicting Palestinian workers lining at an Israeli military checkpoint near the occupied city of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. It is called 'Welcome to Bethlehem'. The mural, which quickly became popular in the town and on social media, was the work of…

"Terror from the Skies": UNRWA Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp, Killing Family of 10
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population."

Gaza Journalist: Israel Is Deliberately Targeting the Media by Bombing AP & Al Jazeera Offices
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
We speak with Palestinian reporter Youmna al-Sayed, who was among the journalists who had to flee for their lives when Israel bombed and leveled a 12-story Gaza building that housed the offices of media organizations including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel has claimed, without evidence, that the building was being used by Hamas operatives, but al-Sayed says it's part of a pattern of Israeli attacks on media. "This is no coincidence," she says.

Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us: Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-17
Israel's assault on Gaza has entered its second week, as Israel killed at least 42 Palestinians in Gaza Sunday in the deadliest day so far when it bombarded the besieged area with airstrikes, artillery fire and gunboat shelling. Israel has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 58 children and 34 women, and destroyed over 500 homes in Gaza, leaving 40,000 Palestinians homeless. Israel also leveled a 12-story building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. "This is a total destruction from the Israeli occupation against the native Palestinians in Gaza," says Palestinian academic and activis…

UN Relief Agency Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-17
Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I'm Amy Goodma…

Biden Phones Netanyahu: Doesn't Condemn Attack
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
update (4: 10pm): …

Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines
Maureen Clare Murphy | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.

New York City commemorates Nakba Day
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
New York, NY – Over 50,000 people gathered on May 15, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in honor of Nakba Day. This day is to remember the violent displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians by Israel in 1948. This action also came after recent events in Sheikh Jarrah, and the airstrikes of Gaza that have killed more than 140 Palestinians. The event was organized by Within Our Lifetime. | The crowd flooded the streets and rallied before marching through the neighborhood. The Bay Ridge community is an especially symbolic area for the action due to its large Palestinian population. People came out of their a…

Israel escalates assaults on Palestinians with US backing
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
A single bombing in Gaza City overnight Saturday killed at least 42 people, including 12 women and eight children, and wounded 50 others, numbers likely to rise as rescuers bring out victims from under the rubble.

Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza Strip to Receive Palestinians Injured in Israeli Aggression
Ahmed Morsy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Egyptian authorities on …

This Must End
Dr Yasser Abu Jamei | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
I am writing this letter looking at my terrified 6-year old son, who keeps putting his hands over his ears trying block the sounds of Israel's bombardment, my two daughters, aged 13 and 10 and my wife. These faces show the anxiety of not knowing where they can be safe now. My two older sons, 16 and 15, sit stunned and silent and I know they are reliving the memories of the previous three offensives on Gaza Strip and the family members we lost. These are the feelings that every family in the Gaza strip are living through.

Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.

100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance
Sam Ord, Nick Clark | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-17
The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops' attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Demonstrations were held in capitals including London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid.

Israel's Credibility Problem: Air Strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza
Committee to Protect Journalists | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
( Committee to Protect Journalists) — New York — Israeli forces must refrain from bombing media outlets, and should ensure that journalists can work safely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 11 and 12, Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed the Al-Jawhara and Al-Shorouk office buildings in Gaza City, which …

Thousands protest Israel's bombings in Gaza throughout Australia
wsws.org | 2021-05-17
Thousands of people joined demonstrations condemning the Zionist government's atrocities, held in the face of bipartisan support in the political establishment for Israel.

Teaching Wordsworth amid Gaza's trauma
Ahmed Nehad | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-17
Woken at midnight by Israel's bombs.

Gaza: IDF Kills Palestinians, Countless Children, by Air Bombardments
Mairead Maguire | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
In Belfast, Northern …

End the Nakba Now. Israeli Bombs Rain On Gaza
Progressive International | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Palestine is under …

Israel's Total War on Palestinians
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes…

A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine
Yousef Munayyer | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
As Israeli lynch mobs roam the streets attacking Palestinians, and as Israeli war planes drop bombs on Gaza, it's essential to understand how we arrived at this moment…

Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-17
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …

US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-17
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. | The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | Israel: Netanyahu To Keep Air Raids Despite International Pressure | "This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruct…

Israeli air strikes on Gaza enter second week, death toll nears 200
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
Despite causing horrifying levels of death and damage, Israel's caretaker prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the brutal offensive will continue at "full force"

Latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza the worst so far
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-17
The Israeli military, determined to inflict maximum destruction in Gaza ahead of any possible ceasefire agreement, launched the heaviest barrage of airstrikes on civilian areas yet early this morning. The Netanyahu regime ignored calls by country after country around the world urging Israel to stop its attacks and, in fact, seemed to be intensifying the …

Israel: Reacciones adversas
Editorial La Jornada | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-17
En Nueva York, ayer, el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) realizó una reunión de emergencia a fin de buscar un modo de detener el inmisericorde ataque de Israel contra la población de Gaza –que ha…

Biden Push for $735 Million Weapons Sale to Israel Amid Onslaught Sparks Outrage
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-17
Human rights advocates warned Monday that the Biden administration is deepening U.S. complicity in the Netanyahu regime's ongoing massacre of civilians in Gaza by attempting to push through a $735 million sale of so-called "precision-guided weapons" to Israel. | The Washington Post reported Monday that the Biden admi…

Gaza Student: An Israeli Bomb Killed My Pregnant Cousin. The US Is Complicit
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-17
As Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza claimed dozens of civilian lives over the weekend, destroying residences, media offices and infrastructure, Truthout spoke with Nour Alshaer, a student and activist currently living with her family in Gaza's Al-Jonina neighborhood, which she said has been targeted by Israel, causing "massacres" of civilians. | Last week, Alshaer's pregnant cousin was killed in an airstrike. While Alshaer herself remains "physically OK," Alshaer said on Monday that her family in…

'A Huge Loss': Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
Already strained by 14 years of economic blockade, Gaza's medical infrastructure is reeling amid an inlflux of wounded patients and the killing of two top doctors in an Israeli airstrike that killed 33 people over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gaza_child_0.jpg

How the United States Helps To Kill Palestinians
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"The silence and worse from President Biden and most of our representatives in Congress at the massacre of civilians and mass destruction of Gaza is unconscionable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/joebiden_2.png

Amnesty International Calls for ICC War Crimes Probe of Israeli Strikes on Gaza Homes
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"Deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian property and infrastructure are war crimes, as are disproportionate attacks," said Amnesty International's Saleh Higazi in urging the ICC to investigate Israel's bombings in Gaza. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gaza_child_1.jpg

Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must Be Investigated As War Crimes
commondreams.org | 2021-05-17

As Gaza Burns, Where is Washington's "Respect for Norms" Now?
Richard Eskow | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"Let's be clear," writes Richard Eskow. For Israel, recent statements from the Biden administration "are a license to kill." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/3-children-killed-israel-strike-gaza.jpg

Colonial Powers Have Long Demanded the 'Right to Self-Defense' Against the People They Have Colonized
Patrick Gathara | commondreams.org | 2021-05-17
"Rather than seeking "moral clarity", the West is using moral obfuscation to justify attacks on a refugee population by a colonial power that has evicted them from their land, blockades them in what is, in essence, an open-air prison, and then claims the right to do so in peace and quiet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gazavictims.jpg

Biden Signed $735 Million Weapons Sale To Israel Amid Ongoing Shelling With Gaza — Report
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Illustrative Image | On May 17, US President Joe Biden had approved the $ 735 million sale of high-precision weapons to Israel, The Washington Post reported. | According to the sources of The Washington Post, Congress received the notification on May 5, a few days before the military escalation. U.S. lawmakers reportedly have 20 days to subm…

West Bank Escalation Ramps Up With Netanyahu Vowing Even Heavier Bombardment
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Click to see full-size image | On May 17th, Hamas' military wing said it had fired rockets at the Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva areas after the deadliest night of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since hostilities began a week ago. | In a statement early in the morning, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades announced that it targeted areas in the southern Israeli-occupied territories with rockets in response to the IDF's continued bombardment. | Reuters reported that the aerial bombardment on May 16th involved more than 1…

Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford
Peninsula Peace, Justice Center | indybay.org | 2021-05-17
Online event via Zoom…

Biden Can't Avoid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
Joe Biden is trying to keep his distance from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which means continuing with a US policy that is unrelentingly favourable to Israel. This is not likely to change as Biden reasserts "Israel's right to defend itself" without making even a symbolic bow to the Palestinians' equal right to safety and security.

Selected Articles: Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal | By Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, May 16, 2021 | The government of Israel headed by Benjamin Netanyahu has committed exte…

What Is Left for Palestine?
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Western media and …

Minnesota: More than 2000 protest against ongoing Nakba In Palestine
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
Columbia Heights, MN – On May 15, over 2000 people marched in the streets to protest the Israeli regime's latest onslaught against Palestine. The occasion was Nakba Day, commemorated on May 15 every year since 1948 when Zionist settlers ethnically cleansed over 750,000 Palestinians from their national homeland. The event was organized by American Muslims for Palestine-Minnesota (AMP-MN) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC), which were joined by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota (SJP-UMN), Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities, Women Against Military Madness and others. | Demonstrators wav…

Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie
Chris Hedges | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-17
Nearly all the …

For Palestine, in May 2021
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-17
"Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever." — Thomas Jefferson, unrepentant slaveowner, in 1781, 80 years later came the Civil War. May 2021: In Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli mobs shielded by Israeli soldiers expropriate Palestinian homes: more living room for Greater Israel.

25,000 in Chicago march to condemn Israel
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-17
Chicago, IL – The Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) led 25,000 marchers into the streets of Chicago's central business area, the Loop, May 16, to demand a halt to Israeli violence and an end to the displacement of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah. The death toll from the Zionist air strikes, artillery and rubber-coated steel bullets nears 200. | The mostly youthful crowd rallied and marched for four hours. | CJP includes American Muslims for Palestine, United States Palestinian Community Network, Students for Justice in Palestine, Al-Nahda, the Palestinian American Community Center, and the Palestinian Ameri…

The Palestinian Body Is Whole Once Again
Mahmoud Muna | zcomm.org | 2021-05-17
Palestinians disconnected from each other have struggled immensely to maintain a national project with clear objectives. Now, struggling together across the entire geography of historic Palestine, the Palestinian body is coming back together…

The Nakba Is Now
Saree Makdisi | thenation.com | 2021-05-17
The Nakba Is Now…

Open Letter: Do Better On Palestine
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-17
Open letter from journalists, media workers, writers and commentators. In the past fortnight, the world has been appalled at Israeli settler organisations threatening Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with forced expulsions and assaulting worshippers in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam. As Israeli vigilante mobs attack Palestinians, the Netanyahu government has …

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