no, the savagery against gaza did not end

last night palestinians in gaza were shot at by israeli terrorists in uniform:

Palestinian medical sources reported that one Palestinian man was moderately wounded on Sunday at night by Israeli military fire targeting an open area east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Another Palestinian was injured in a separate attack in northern Gaza.

Dr. Moawiya Abu Hassanen, head of the Emergency Unit at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, reported that medics evacuated the resident who was injured near Khan Younis, and took him to Nasser Hospital.

Moreover, the Israeli army reported that soldiers opened fire and lightly wounded a Palestinian who approached the “security fence” in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The wounded resident was moved to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

Also on Sunday, the army shelled a number of areas east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; no injuries were reported.

and the night before bombed again by american-made f-16s at the rafah border:

Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike carried out against smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah on Saturday.

“The bodies of the two who were killed were received in the local Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital,” said Mu’aweiyah Hasaneen, the head of Emergency and Ambulance Services within the Gaza Strip Health Ministry.

The two Palestinians were identified as Jehad Abu Jarad and Hamdan Al-Astal, both in their 20s. A third Palestinian is possibly still missing, Hasaneen added.

Israel’s air force carried out three airstrikes aimed at underground tunnels on the Al-Barazil area of southern Gaza on Saturday, during which five Palestinians were lightly injured, and were also transferred to Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital for treatment.

and for those not killed by the immediacy of bullets or bombs, israeli terrorists set fire to farmers’ fields to ensure that palestinians have nothing to eat (this is the slow, starvation sort of death that israeli terrorists like to couple with their american-made weapons):

Israeli troops on Monday morning set fire to Palestinian-owned fields of wheat and barley in Juhor Ad-Dik, in the southeastern Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that the fire devoured several fields at the eastern border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, which Israeli forces have labeled a military zone. Firefighters hurried to the area and began extinguishing the flames.

this was a continuation of further devastation to farmland israeli terrorists carried out last week:

A number of Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded farm lands located near the northern Gaza Israeli borders on Wednesday morning.

Famers told local media that tanks and bulldozers uprooted some trees and destroyed farm lands. They added that tanks opened fire at nearby, no injuries were reported.

Also in Gaza, Palestinian resistance groups announced on Wednesday that they targeted a military vehicle near the northern borders with a road side bomb.

The Islamic Jihad announced that their fighters detonated the bomb near an army vehicle; the military reported no injuries among troops.

of course palestinians still trying to deal with the ruins of their lives from the intensification of the savagery of gaza has not amounted to much given the fact that simple rebuilding tools like cement are banned from entering. but palestinians in gaza continue to be creative and resourceful:

Jihad al-Shaer got tired of waiting for Israel to allow cement and steel into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and took matters into his own hands, building a house of clay bricks.

More than three months since the end of an Israeli military offensive which killed hundreds of Palestinians and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes, the people of Gaza are still waiting for the reconstruction materials they need to rebuild.

A political deal with Israel to ease its blockade of Gaza remains out of reach, blocked by the split in Palestinian ranks between hardline Hamas Islamists and Fatah moderates.

But al-Shaer says his idea is catching on. Unlike cement and steel, clay is readily available. Gazans have visited his two-room house to check it out and several said they would copy the idea and start building their own clay shelters.

“There is no alternative. Cement is not coming in and our factions are not reconciling,” Shaer said, referring to the lack of progress in Palestinian unity talks, which were adjourned once again this week until mid-May, with no sign of an accord.

imran garda’s “focus on gaza” on al jazeera this week highlights these and other economic problems plaguing palestinians in gaza:

but there is some good news today. a spanish court is proceeding with a war crimes trial against israeli terrorists:

A Spanish judge on Monday decided to go ahead with a probe into alleged crimes against humanity in Gaza by top Israeli military figures despite a request by public prosecutors that he shelve the case.

Public prosecutors made their recommendation last month on the grounds that the alleged crimes in question were already under investigation in Israel, but National Court judge Fernando Andreu ruled that this is not the case, according to a copy of the ruling obtained by AFP.

The judge was responding to a complaint lodged with the court against seven Israeli officials, including former defence minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights over an air attack on July 22, 2002 on Gaza City.

The attack killed a suspected leader of the Islamist movement Hamas, Salah Shehadeh, along with 14 civilians, mainly children, and wounded some 150 Palestinians, according to the complaint.

Spain assumes the principle of universal jurisdiction in alleged cases of crimes against humanity, genocide, and terrorism.

In addition to Ben-Eliezer, the complaint names the then army chief of staff, General Moshe Yaalon, as well as the then head of the Israeli air force, General Dan Halutz.

It also names General Doron Almog, national security council head Giora Eiland, Michael Herzog, a defence ministry official, and Avi Dichter, director of the Shin Beth intelligence agency.

the problem is it took this long to get a court to listen to this case. how long will it take to get one for the most recent war crimes in gaza?


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