Daily Archives: February 2, 2024

2024-02-02: News Headlines

Nick Turse (2024-02-02). Remote Warfare and Expendable People. counterpunch.org In war, people die for absurd reasons or often no reason at all. They die due to accidents of birth, the misfortune of being born in the wrong place — Cambodia or Gaza, Afghanistan or Ukraine — at the wrong time. They die due to happenstance, choosing to shelter indoors when they should have taken

Amnesty International (2024-02-02). Amnesty International: "States that have suspended funding to UNRWA should reverse their decision" pressenza.com At least 11 states have decided to suspend funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), following allegations that some staff were involved in the attacks perpetrated by Hamas on October 7 in southern Israel. This decision deals a severe blow to the over two million refugees in the occupied Gaza Strip, for whom UNRWA represents the only lifeline. | Amnesty International urges these states to reverse their decision and refrain from suspending funding to the Agency."It is deeply disconcerting — indeed, inhumane — that several governments have m…

ecns.cn (2024-02-02). China urges international community to continue supporting Palestinian refugee relief. ecns.cn China called on the international community, especially major donors, to reconsider the decision to halt funding and continue to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.asing the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

ecns.cn (2024-02-01). China urges international community to continue supporting Palestinian refugee relief. ecns.cn China called on the international community, especially major donors, to reconsider the decision to halt funding and continue to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.asing the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Editor (2024-02-02). CCR lawsuit: A blow to the war criminals. workers.org Bulletin: On Jan. 31 the U.S. federal court in Oakland, California, found that "it is plausible that Israel's conduct amounts to genocide," while dismissing the case on jurisdictional grounds. (ccrjustice.org) Striking another blow at the war criminals in Washington and Tel Aviv, on Jan. 26, Palestinians, both in the U.S. . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2024-02-02). 'Palestine has taken center stage in the world struggle against imperialism'. workers.org Excerpted from a talk given by Monica Moorehead, a Workers World newspaper managing editor and editor of "Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle,"at a panel she chaired on"Voices and Defenders of the Palestinian Resistance"during the International Assembly against Imperialism in Solidarity with Palestine. It was held on Jan. 21 . . . |

Martha Grevatt (2024-02-02). Cleveland City Council stalls again on ceasefire resolution. workers.org While many city councils across the U.S. have passed resolutions calling for a ceasefire in Palestine, Cleveland City Council refuses to do so. Instead, Council President Blaine Griffin has insisted on a resolution agreeable to "all parties that are involved," i.e., Palestinians and the Zionists who support Israel's genocide of . . . |

Betsey Piette (2024-02-02). 2024 election: Biden losing support for backing Israeli genocide. workers.org It has not been a good month for Joe Biden since he hit the campaign trail hoping to solidify support from registered Democrats for his reelection for president in 2024. At Biden's campaign kickoff rally at Montgomery Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 5, scores of demonstrators gathered . . . |

WSWS (2024-02-02). British health workers support struggle against Zionist witch hunting of Australian doctors. wsws.org "Healthcare workers not only have a right to protest Israel's assault on Palestinian civilians; it is our duty to do so"—NHS Fightback in Britain…

The Independent (2024-02-02). Gaza health ministry warns of massive deaths in hospitals. independent.co.ug GAZA | Xinhua | The Gaza Health Ministry warned Wednesday against potential massive deaths of people injured in Israeli strikes and waiting for assistance at hospitals in the Khan Younis city, south Gaza. The catastrophic situation in hospitals of Khan Younis threatens the lives of many wounded people due to the lack of medical facilities …

WSWS (2024-02-02). Israel vows to attack Rafah "safe zone" as White House approves US air strikes in Iraq and Syria. wsws.org The pledge to intensify the genocide against the Palestinian population came as US television network CBS reported that the White House had approved a series of air strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria in what Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin described as a "multi-tier" attack.

Chris Hedges, Scheer Post. (2024-02-02). The Silence Of The Damned. popularresistance.org There is no effective health care system left in Gaza. Infants are dying. Children are having their limbs amputated without anesthesia. Thousands of cancer patients and those in need of dialysis lack treatment. The last cancer hospital in Gaza has ceased functioning. An estimated 50,000 pregnant women have no safe place to give birth. They undergo cesarean sections without anesthesia. Miscarriage rates are up 300 percent since the Israeli assault began. The wounded bleed to death. There is no sanitation or clean water. Hospitals have been bombed and shelled. Nasser Hospital, one of the last functioning hospitals…

Dave DeCamp (2024-02-02). Qatar Says Hamas Received Hostage Proposal 'Positively,' But No Deal Yet. news.antiwar.com A Qatari official told Reuters on Thursday that Hamas has received the latest hostage deal proposal "positively" but said there was no agreement yet. The comments came after Qatar's foreign ministry spokesman said Hamas gave its "initial positive confirmation" to the proposal, which many took as the Palestinian group accepting the deal. But Hamas swiftly …

Ana Vračar (2024-02-02). Israel's attacks continue to decimate ambulance and maternity services in southern Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org Yousef Zaind and Ahmad Al-Madhoun, two staff members of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), went

Michael Arria, Mondoweiss. (2024-02-02). US Court: Biden Administration Should Reflect On Its 'Unflagging Support' For 'Plausible' Genocide. popularresistance.org A U.S. court in Oakland dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Biden administration of failing to prevent in a genocide in Gaza. However, it also called on The White House to reflect on its "unflagging support" for Israel's assault and said the genocide charges were "plausible." | The conclusion of the court's decision makes it clear that the case was reluctantly dismissed on jurisdictional grounds. | "There are rare cases in which the preferred outcome is inaccessible to the Court," wrote U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White. "This is one of those cases.

People's Dispatch. (2024-02-02). Chicago Becomes Largest City In US To Demand A Ceasefire In Gaza. popularresistance.org On January 31, Chicago became the largest city to formally call for a ceasefire in Israel's war on Gaza. Riding on a wave of massive grassroots support from unions and students, the city of Chicago voted in favor of a resolution calling for an unconditional ceasefire. With a tie in City Council (23 for and 23 against), Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote and the resolution passed, to the cheers of constituents gathered in City Hall. | For days, hundreds of students have been occupying the City Hall of Chicago, demanding that the council pass the resolution. Ahead of the vote, the Chicago mayo…

Unicorn Riot (2024-02-02). Palestinians Forced to Flee Khan Younis, Come Under Fire by Israeli Military. unicornriot.ninja

Mike Ferner (2024-02-02). Gaza Occupies Toledo City Council. counterpunch.org After tabling a citizen-drafted resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza, Toledo City Council agreed to have a second hearing on the measure, January 30th. At that hearing, Toledoans testified about grandparents who had lost homes and property during the 1948 Nakba; others told of having been displaced multiple times; several people passionately described members of

David Schultz (2024-02-02). The Corporate American Media Distortion of the ICJ Israel Genocide Case. counterpunch.org Corporate American media distorted and dismissed the South African genocide case brought against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It did so both prior to the decision by the ICJ and afterward. The Israeli-Hamas conflict is a tragedy on many scores. But for many, the Israeli response was unwarranted, leading some to argue

Editor (2024-02-02). From the Siege of Leningrad to the Siege of Gaza: Colonialist mentality. mronline.org Eighty years ago, on January 27, 1944, people in the street were hugging each other and weeping with joy. They were celebrating the end of a nearly 900 days brutal siege. Soviet forces lifted the siege of Leningrad after ferocious battles. Exactly a year later they liberated Auschwitz.

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-02-02). NGOs condemn decision by the US and allies to cut funds to UN agency. plenglish.com Ramallah, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 30 non-governmental organizations condemned the decision of several Western powers, led by the United States, to suspend financing to the UN agency in charge of helping the Palestinians.

teleSUR (2024-02-02). Lebanon's Legislator Slams Israel for Attacking Civilians. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri slammed Israel for targeting civilians and residential neighborhoods in Lebanon's southern villages and towns. | RELATED: | "Israel's targeting of civilians is a violation of United Nations Resolution 1701 and the rules of engagement," said Berri during his meeting in Beirut with British Foreign Secretary David Cameron. | Berri said that Lebanon has adhered to Resolution 1701, which…

Editor (2024-02-02). Giving Birth in the Gaza Genocide. scheerpost.com

teleSUR (2024-02-02). Yemen's Houthis Claim Missile Attack Against British Vessel. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Yemen's Ansar Allah Movement (Houthi) claimed responsibility for launching a missile attack against a British commercial vessel in the Red Sea. | RELATED: | "In support of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and response to the U.S.-British aggression on our country, we targeted a British commercial ship at the Red Sea which was heading to the ports of Israel," Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea said. | "The operations…

albawaba (2024-02-02). Chicago becomes the largest city in the US to pass a ceasefire resolution for Gaza. albawaba.com Chicago became the largest city in the US to pass a resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, amid the ongoing war of Israel on Gaza that has killed thousands of civilians and displaced millions more.The resolution, which was approved by a narrow margin of 24-23, with Mayor Brandon Johnson casting the tie-breaking vote, also urged the US government to facilitate a lasting peace in the region and provide humanitarian aid to the war-torn area.The resolution was met with cheers and applause from hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists who packed the City Hall during the council meeting, as well as praise f…

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2024-02-02). Unrwa: necesidades de millones de gazatíes se agravarían. telesurtv.net Más 1,4 millones de personas que ya se encuentran hacinadas en la gobernación sureña de Rafah.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Defensa aérea siria repele ataque israelí con misiles. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Los sistemas de defensa antiaérea del ejército sirio actuaron hoy ante una nueva agresión aérea del régimen israelí contra varios puntos en el sur de la ciudad capital, Damasco.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-02-02). Llama Cuba a detener crímenes internacionales de genocidio contra el pueblo palestino. radiohc.cu La Habana, 2 de feb (RHC) Cuba condenó, en los términos más enérgicos los asesinatos de civiles, especialmente de mujeres, niños y de trabajadores humanitarios del sistema de Naciones Unidas; los bombardeos indiscriminados contra la población en Gaza y la destrucción de viviendas, hospitales e infraestructura civil.

teleSUR, JCM, MER, SH, JGN (2024-02-02). Minuto a minuto del asedio israelí contra la Franja de Gaza. telesurtv.net Más de 110 días se han cumplido de los ataques continuos de las fuerzas de Israel contra el pueblo palestino en Gaza y Cisjordania.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-02-02). Media Luna Roja confirma asedio de Israel al hospital Al-Amal. telesurtv.net La agencia corroboró la continuidad e intensidad de bombardeos y disparos de las fuerzas de ocupación en las proximidades del Hospital Al-Amal.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2024-02-02). Fuerzas sirias repelen ataque israelí contra sur de Damasco. telesurtv.net Las defensas aéreas sirias lograron interceptar algunos de los proyectiles lanzados mientras los daños fueron materiales.

teleSUR, dcdc, YSM (2024-02-02). Encuentran fosa con cadáveres de 30 personas ejecutadas en Gaza. telesurtv.net La cifra de palestinos asesinados por la ofensiva israelí en Gaza asciende a 27.000.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-02-02). "Fake Justice" at The Hague: The ICJ "Appoints" Netanyahu to "Prevent" and "Punish" "Those Responsible for "Genocidal Acts" globalresearch.ca Netanyahu, Galant, Ben-Gvir, Katz, Smotrich, et al are the architects of Genocide. Yet they have been assigned by the ICJ with a mandate "To Prevent and Punish" those who have committed "genocidal acts"

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Labor doubles down on support for genocidal Israel after ICJ ruling. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Anti-Zionist Jews refuse to legitimise Israel's bloodthirsty conquest of Palestine. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Puerto Rico and Palestine: 'Our struggles are linked'. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Peter Khalil MP targeted again for not speaking out for Palestine. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-02-02). Israeli settlers call for 'colonisation of Gaza'. greenleft.org.au

Angela (2024-02-02). Friday 2/23: San Jose: Peace Vigil – Call for Ceasefire Not More Weapons for Ukraine or Israel! indybay.org in front of MLK Library | 4th and San Fernando | San Jose, CA…

Angela (2024-02-02). Thursday 2/1: Virtual Teach-in on War, Death Penalty, Political Imprisonment, & the Palestinian Genocide. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: San Diego Peace Vigil for Palestine. indybay.org Entry to Ocean Beach | Sunset Cliffs Blvd and W Point Loma Blvd | San Diego, CA…

Angela (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: Webinar: From Turtle Island to Kashmir to Palestine: Settler Colonialism is a Crime. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Angela (2024-02-02). Friday 2/9: Power Half Hour for Gaza. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Angela (2024-02-02). Thursday 2/1: Virtual Global Rally Against Complicity in Gaza Genocide. indybay.org

Manova's world editorial team (2024-02-02). Christ among the rubble. indybay.org "Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me." So said Jesus according to the Gospel. Now the people in Gaza are not to be underestimated. But from a Christian perspective, they are our brothers and sisters. So why are large parts of the "Christian West" not coming to their aid, not even raising a timid voice of protest?>

Angela (2024-02-02). Sunday 2/11: Webinar: South Africa v Israel — The International Coalition Against Genocide. indybay.org

Angela (2024-02-02). Sunday 2/4: LA: Shut It Down For Palestine! indybay.org Pershing Square | 532 S Olive St | Los Angeles, CA…

PSL (2024-02-02). Saturday 2/3: Shut it Down for Palestine at the Farmers Market Outside the San Francisco Ferry Building. indybay.org Farmers Market outside at 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco.

Angela (2024-02-02). Sunday 2/4: A Virtual Conversation with Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac: Confronting Christian Zionism. indybay.org

NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, Security (2024-02-01). Iraq: Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: February 2024. reliefweb.int Countries: Iraq, Israel, occupied Palestinian territory, Yemen | Source: NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security | Please refer to the attached file. | For February, in which Guyana has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations in Iraq, Israel/Palestine and Yemen. | Iraq | In Iraq, political violence and hate speech has placed diverse women human rights defenders and

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