A man draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tires during a protest against a decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer’s war, outside of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City. (Photo Credit: Mohammed Salem)

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Report accuses Israel of targeting Gaza’s water facilities

A little-publicized report released during the final weeks of Israel’s summer offensive on the Gaza Strip last year accuses Israel of targeting water and wastewater infrastructure during the 51-day assault, despite having been provided the coordinates of all water and wastewater facilities.

Entitled Water Sector Damage Assessment Report, the paper by the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) meticulously documents $34 million in damages that have caused a humanitarian and environmental crisis throughout the Gaza Strip.

Yet the damage detailed in the report is likely incomplete as the team is unable to assess damage to pipe systems because most of the damage is underground and covered by massive amounts of rubble.

A Palestinian boy wearing a military costume arrives at a military-style graduation ceremony for Palestinian youth who were trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps in Gaza City. Hamas’s armed wing organized ¨Liberation Youth Camps¨ for young Palestinians aged 15-21, to prepare them to ¨confront any possible Israeli attack¨, according to Hamas officials.  Some 17,000 youths graduated from these camps. (Photo Credit: Suhaib Salem)

Breach by Terrorists From Gaza With Grenades - Two terrorists sneak into Eshkol Regional Council where they are surrounded and arrested. - 29 January 2015

Two terrorists from the Hamas stronghold of Gaza breached into Israeli sovereign territory on Thursday night, where they were arrested.
The two were nabbed in the Eshkol Regional Council just outside of Gaza, adjacent to the kibbutzim of Sufa and Holit, after having broken through the security barrier.
After being located the two claimed to be armed with fragmentation grenades.
"Two Palestinians were arrested by Israeli soldiers on Israeli territory near the security fence" that separates Gaza and Israel, and IDF spokeswoman told AFP.
"They were arrested with three grenades, a knife and a screwdriver" and were taken away for questioning, she said, without providing any more details.
After the incident various searches were conducted to ensure that no other terrorists had breached Israeli territory from Gaza.

Israeli Military Opened Fire On Civilians Waving White Flags: Report

Israeli Military Opened Fire On Civilians Waving White Flags: Report

While many turn a blind eye, Israel has slowly become that which it hates. Last year Moshe Feiglin, deputy speaker of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) openly called for what any sensible person would recognize is genocide. Feiglin said that the Army must:

“…designate certain open areas on the Sinai border, adjacent to the sea, in which the civilian population will be concentrated, far from the…

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are adopting a two year old Syrian boy named Moussa who lost both his parents. Angelina stated that part of the reason for the adoption is to bring awareness to what is happening in Syria, the civil war crisis. While Angelina was visiting a refugee camp in Jordan where little Moussa was, she starting tearing up and Moussa smiled and wrapped his arms around her. From that moment on Angelina knew she wanted to adopt him and have him as one of her own children. Many children in Syria share the same fate as little Moussa, loosing a family member or even their whole family. Now little Moussa is leaving the refugee camp and is going to live in a warm home with loving parents. I hope this good hearted action starts a chain reaction that will get people to wake up and come to the aid of the suffering in countries like Syria and all over the world, we sure need more people like Angelina and Brad.
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