A Gazan mother told RT that Israel denied her access to her three ill newborn babies because her travel permit expired. Instead, she learned by phone that two of her kids died, and waited months to see her surviving daughter.
Diagnosed with early labor, Hiba Swailam, 24, obtained a permit from Israel to leave Gaza and travel to Jerusalem, where she gave birth to seriously underweight triplets at Makassed Hospital. She could not stay with her children because the permit had expired, so the young mother was forced to return home.
“I told them I at least want to stay to breastfeed the babies, and they said ‘No,’” Hiba told RT.
I kept crying. It wasn’t easy for me to leave them. I didn’t know if they would live or die, and I went home devastated.
As result, Hiba was not with her children when the two of them died at the hospital. She was informed of their death over the phone instead. The surviving child had spent several months at the hospital away from her parents, before Israeli authorities issued a permit for the family to pick up the baby.
“I had to endure a lot of suffering and depression, but thank God, all of it went away when I saw my daughter,” said Hiba’s husband, Mohammad…
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was forced to undergo a leg amputation after an Israeli soldier shot him as he retrieved a football near the Separation Wall in the occupied West Bank.
According to Defence for Children International (DCIP), 14-year-old Mahmoud Salah from Al-Khader village was playing football with friends on the evening of 21 May, when he went to fetch the ball.
An Israeli soldier then shot him in the leg with live ammunition, after which, the boy testified, “two soldiers approached and kicked him”.
Collected by an ambulance some 45 minutes after being shot, Mahmoud lost consciousness en route to hospital. When he regained consciousness the next day, DCIP reported, “Mahmoud was guarded by soldiers and learned that he had undergone two surgeries”.
“Medical staff informed him that his left leg had been amputated below the knee due to irreversible tendon damage”…
‘At least 70 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli troops during protests near the border fence separating the besieged Gaza Strip from the Tel Aviv-occupied territories.
The Gazan Health Ministry said that Israeli forces inflicted different types of injuries on 70 people taking part in the rallies — called the “Great March of Return” — in eastern Gaza Strip on Friday.
Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesman for the ministry, said that paramedics were also among the wounded.
The rallies have been held every week since March 30 last year. The Palestinians demand the right to return for those driven out of their homeland by Israeli aggression.
Israeli troops have killed at least 305 Palestinians since the beginning of the rallies and wounded more than 17,000 others, according to the Gazan Health Ministry…
The Zionist-rogue/apartheid State of Israel: the primary cause of there being no peace found on earth. And this Zionist-nightmare from hell, Mr and Ms ‘Exceptional’ America, owns and operates your pathetic-joke of a government and its vassal-state allies.
A senior British official says a Saudi intelligence chief has lobbied the UK to conduct limited strikes on Iranian military targets after US President Donald Trump allegedly cancelled such raids.
The official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Middle East Eye news portal on Friday that the Saudi intelligence chief had called for Iran strikes during his visit to London alongside Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir.
The Saudi request, however, fell on deaf ears, he said, adding, “Our people were skeptical.” The Saudi intelligence chief was told a plain “no” in response to his plea, the British source said…
So, is it any wonder that your government is always waging war on the disenfranchised men, women and children of this world? And according to a large percentage of bible-thumping American Christians, these Zionist vermin are ‘the chosen’ of their god, and therefore, they support Israel’s never ending, heinous crimes against the Palestinians and the other truly SEMITIC peoples (Arabs) of the middle east:
‘Israel does not want peace’, former Mossad chief says
‘The former chief of Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad, Shabtai Shavit, has said that Israel does not want peace and that, if it had, it would have made peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA) long ago.
Shavit gave his remarks to Israeli daily Maariv, reiterating that if Israel wanted peace it would have discussed it in economic and infrastructure terms that serve the interests of both parties, Arab 48 reported yesterday.
However, Shavit said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not see the PA as a negotiating partner and therefore refuses to develop relations with the authority. “Do you know any other head of an Israeli government who did not talk with the Palestinians?” he asked.
Shavit also claimed that Netanyahu stopped speaking to the PA under pressure from the Israeli right-wing, who he claimed “would lynch him in the city centre” if he opened discussions today.
“We [Israel] are the strongest in the Middle East”, Shavit continued, adding that:
at this time no Arab coalition is likely to be formed that would endanger [Israel’s] existence like in the 1960s and 1970s.
“The strong can do for itself what the weak cannot do […] We can run over the other side if we want,” he added.
Regarding the Oslo Accords of the mid-1990s – the last substantial attempt at peace negotiations – Shavit said that the Israeli right-wing has since painted this agreement as a “sin,” arguing that had they continued down this path, there could have been peace.
“This is not fantasy, because those who do not want peace succeeded in making large portions of the country believe that Oslo was the mother of all sins and the desire for peace is also a sin,” Shavit concluded.’