"Political correctness is the religion of sheep." -- Michael Rivero

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Having failed to achieve any of its declared military goals after the invasion of Gaza City and later Khan Yunis, the Israeli leadership set its sights on the last remaining area of the besieged coastal territory. 

Despite urging civilians to flee the rest of the Gaza Strip to the southernmost city of Rafah, the area has now become the primary target of Tel Aviv’s ground offensive.

Following the latest Israeli massacres in Gaza, several countries reiterated their calls for an immediate ceasefire, and Colombia’s President called on the UN to send peacekeeping forces.

‘Deep Sadness’ – Chinese President

Expressing “deep sadness” over the “dire situation in Gaza,” China’s President Xi Jinping reiterated on Wednesday a call for an “urgent” ceasefire.

The American military has ceased any further shipments of aid into Gaza after bad weather damaged the controversial floating pier that the Biden Administration constructed off the coast for the purpose of transporting aid.

Two days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to halt its military offensive on Rafah, dozens of displaced Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes. On Sunday night, the Israeli military bombed civilians whom it had previously ordered to move to the designated “safe zone” of Tal Al-Sultan in the northwestern part of Rafah.

On May 22, 2024, the Geneva International Peace Research Institute (GIPRI), the Collectif de Juristes pour le Respect des Engagements Internationaux de la France (CJRF) and a group of international concerned citizens, submitted a legal brief to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim Khan requesting the opening of an investigation against Ursula von der Leyen for complicity in war crimes and genocide against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including the Gaza Strip.

The Biden administration made clear on Tuesday that the Israeli bombing of a tent camp in Rafah that killed 45 displaced Palestinians, including many women and children, would not change US support for Israel.

The Gaza Strip’s collapsing health system is under further strain after the Israeli army intensified bombing in Rafah’s Tal as-Sultan area and other parts of the enclave, a day after an attack on a camp in Rafah killed 45 Palestinians.

The Indonesian Field Hospital is the latest medical facility in Rafah to be hit with the attack on Monday causing damage to the hospital’s upper floors.

On a misty November morning 21 years ago, I was desperately trying to remain camouflaged. Concealed in the foliage of an orange grove in Israel’s rural Galilee, I hurriedly took photos of a drab concrete building not marked on any map.

Even the original road sign identifying the site as Facility 1391 had been removed after a local Haaretz newspaper investigation revealed it housed a secret prison.

Sometimes it seems as if we just can’t learn, even when we’re talking about America’s centers of higher learning, its colleges and universities. In mid-April — the day after being grilled and intimidated by House Republicans — Columbia University’s president Nemat “Minouche” Shafik decided not to listen to, or even negotiate with, her own students.