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RICHARD HARDIGAN – Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise

According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, an Israeli NGO, the Israeli government has demolished 28,000 Palestinian structures since the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began in 1967, resulting in the homelessness and suffering of untold numbers of people. There is little ambiguity about the morality of this form of ethnic cleansing, and even most Israeli legal …

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Stephen Zunes – Republican Candidates Defend Killing Civilians to Fight Terrorism — and so do Democrats

There has been a lot of consternation expressed in the media at a series of statements by Republican presidential candidates during their most recent debate and elsewhere in which a number of them appeared to be advocating the large-scale killing of civilians through aerial bombardment as a legitimate means of defeating the so-called “Islamic State.” (IS) These statements did not …

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STephen Lendman – Israeli Forces Invade Palestinian Hospitals

Israel’s war on Palestine is a clear example of extrajudicial brutality, trampling on fundamental human rights, attacking defenseless people unaccountably, getting away with mass murder and other atrocities.  Under international law, hospitals are safe zones, protected spaces, off limits for military and police attacks and invasions. The 19th century Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and …