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Excerpt: "Last year's 50-day attack on the Gaza strip left more than 2,100 people dead, most of whom were civilians."

A boy who was injured by an explosion at a Hamas training camp at a hospital in Beit Lahiya, Gaza. (photo: AFP)
A boy who was injured by an explosion at a Hamas training camp at a hospital in Beit Lahiya, Gaza. (photo: AFP)


Unexploded Bomb From Israel's Attack on Gaza Explodes, Injuring 50

By teleSUR

15 May 15

 

The blast is suspected to be a result of an explosion of a bomb that was left over from last year's Israeli deadly attack on Gaza

blast in the Gaza Strip injured more than 50 people, Palestinian officials said on Thursday. Eyad Bozum, spokesman for Gaza's Interior Ministry, said that the explosion is suspected to be from a bomb left over from last year's Israeli war on Gaza. The incident occured in Beit Lahia neigborhood located in the north of the strip.

"Dozens of people were injured, several of them seriously," Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra told the Associated Press on Thursday. A doctor at Al-Awda Hospital, Baker Abu Safia, said that most of the people who were brought to his hospital were women and children.

Last year's 50-day attack on the strip left more than 2,100 people dead, most of whom were civilians. More than 20,000 homes were entirely destroyed because of Israeli heavy shelling.

In related news, on Wednesday several high profile European leaders called on the European Union to rethink its Israel policy. The group, known as the European Eminent Persons Group and includes former prime ministers, foreign ministers and ambassadors, also expressed serious doubts about the ability of the U.S. to lead substantive negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

The letter, which was sent to the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, stressed that Israel should be held accountable for its continuing atrocities in the Palestinians occupied territories.

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+12 # Ken Halt 2015-05-15 17:19
"In related news, on Wednesday several high profile European leaders called on the European Union to rethink its Israel policy. The group, known as the European Eminent Persons Group and includes former prime ministers, foreign ministers and ambassadors, also expressed serious doubts about the ability of the U.S. to lead substantive negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians." Thank you for speaking up, EEPG. The US has been arming Israel's military land for more than half a century. While Israel pays lip service to the idea of peace, by its actions it should be clear that Israel wants the land of its neighbors more than it wants peace, and the US has shown itself a partisan enabler of this ethnic cleansing. Time for other voices to be heard, time for divestment, boycott, and international sanctions.
 
 
+11 # cymricmorty 2015-05-15 21:35
That the explosion happened just in time for Nakba Day was no doubt an unintended bonus for the Israeli government. (Nakba Day, May 15, commemorates the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their homeland in 1948.)

AIPAC is thrilled no end that an anti-BDS amendment was quietly and sneakily tacked onto the Fast Track authority bill which "discourages" (whatever that might entail) US trading partners from economic discrimination against Israel in the form of sanctions or boycotts. Should the bill come to pass, BDS will then be up to individuals, so spread the word and keep it up. BDS is effective and Israel is not pleased.
 
 
+7 # Krackonis 2015-05-15 23:14
Is America become Israel or Israel becoming America?
 
 
+1 # elizabethblock 2015-05-17 08:12
The Canadian prime minister wants to make it a hate crime to advocate for BDS. I said I'd volunteer to be a test-case defendant, and a colleague said, "We'll fill the jails!"
 
 
+1 # ikhadduri 2015-05-17 12:37
The Rothschild Zionist Agenda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xe5cQDIbMs
 

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