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Why a Gaza ceasefire isn’t enough

Why a Gaza ceasefire isn’t enough

The death and destruction being inflicted on the Gaza Strip is
impossible to describe. Sitting here in Gaza, it is hard to even
understand what is happening.


Last week, we witnessed another attack on a United Nations compound
where civilians were sheltering — 17 dead, 120 injured — and an attack
on a market in Shujaiya during the hours of what was supposed to be a ceasefire — 18 dead, nearly 200 injured.


Today in Rafah, Israel shelled another school run by UNRWA, the UN
agency for Palestine refugees, where thousands were sheltering, killing
ten. Even the US State Department issued a rare condemnation of Israel, calling the attack “appalling” and “disgraceful.”


This is a nightmare. But it is one we know we cannot wake up from.


Israel’s Gaza Doctrine of illegally targeting densely packed civilian areas and homes is inflicting untold horror.


Israel is deliberately punishing civilians in order to exert political pressure on Hamas. They are collectiv…

One-fourth of Gaza's population displaced by Israel's violence

One-fourth of Gaza's population displaced by Israel's violence



An infant from the al-Ghoul family is mourned during the funeral for
the ten members of the family killed in an Israeli air strike on their
Rafah home on 3 August.

(Eyad Al Baba / APA images)