US Announces $200 Million Cut in Humanitarian Aid for Palestinians

US Announces $200 Million Cut in Humanitarian Aid for Palestinians

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(CD) — The Trump administration announced Friday that it would cut $200 million in Palestinian aid, redirecting the funds to what it called “high priority projects elsewhere.” The decision comes three months after Trump administration officials including senior advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump celebrated the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv—a move that provoked…

Israeli Snipers Deliberately Killed Civilians and Medical Staff: New Report

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(MEMO) — A new report by a human rights organisation has concluded that Israeli troops basically ignored the fact that Palestinian medical staff adhered strictly to international standards while treating demonstrators in Gaza’s Great March of Return protests, and shot them deliberately. This was despite the staff wearing distinct uniforms identifying them as medical personnel, and operating…

Head of UN Probe Into Israel’s Killing of Palestinians Quits Less Than Month Into Job

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(MEE) — The chair of a UN Human Rights Council investigation into Israel’s use of force against protesters in Gaza has stepped down less than a month after being appointed. Former Pentagon official David Crane resigned from the inquiry for “personal reasons”, according to a statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights…

American Television Audiences Don’t Care for Palestinian Lives. Just Ask the Networks.

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(AHT) — On Wednesday, Israel carried out a 24-hour, round-the-clock military assault on Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on earth, killing at least three Palestinians, including a 23-year-old pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter. Images of the young family’s blood splattered home trickled out onto the Internet, but that’s pretty much where much of the media’s reporting of…

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