A Palestinian youth looks on as Israeli soldiers fire tear gas during a protest against Israel’s illegal separation barrier in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, December 16, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images/Abbas Momani)
But Palestinians are the terrorists
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — An Israeli airstrike killed two people in the central Gaza Strip on Thursday, medics and security officials said.
Medical services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said two people died and two others were wounded after the explosion, which witnesses said hit a car parked near Omar al-Mukhtar street.
A Ma’an reporter named those killed as Issam Subhi al-Batsh and Subhi Alaa al-Batsh.
Hamas armed wing Al-Qassam Bridges said in a statement it was mourning its operative Subhi Alaa al-Batsh, and the Ayman Juda Brigades, a sub-division of Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Brigades, said Issam Subhi al-Batsh was one of its members.
Crowds gathered around the site of the blast in the busy street, and locals told Ma’an that the explosion damaged three buses that had brought high school students for a picnic in the area. The students scattered in a state of panic, they said.
The strength of the blast threw one body outside of the car park area, while another was extracted from the car, witnesses said...
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myadolescenceispersonified: “A Child’s View From Gaza”
An Oakland children’s museum, citing pressure from the community, canceled a planned exhibit of artwork by Palestinian youth ages 8-14 that depicted the Israeli assault during the 2008-09 Gaza conflict.
These are a few of the images.
Credit: libyanana for posting it on her wall. (;
Lesson of the day kids? If we just ignore a genocide in progress, it simply ceases to exist. I will not be a part of Generation Oblivious. This is happening and it needs to stop. Palestine will never become a memory under my watch.
Israel continues air strikes on Gaza
At least 14 people have been killed in Gaza by Isreali air strikes since deadly attacks in south Israel the day before.
Rockets have been launched from Gaza into Israel and Israeli aircraft have struck targets in the Palestinian territory in the back-and-forth aftermath of deadly attacks a day before in southern Israel.
At least eleven Palestinians have been killed and 30 were injured in the past 24 hours by Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip which began on Thursday. Four Israelis have been injured by rockets fired from Gaza.
The casualties are a result of exchanged attacks following a series of deadly assaults by gunmen who targeted two buses, a car and an army vehicle in the area north of Israel’s Red Sea resort of Eilat on Thursday.
Eight Israelis, including six civilians and two soldiers, were killed that day alongside seven of the attackers, among which were two suicide bombers who detonated near a bus and during a confrontation with soldiers. Over 40 Israelis were also wounded, local media reported.
Israel said the attackers had infiltrated from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and vowed, and officials vowed to “hunt down” the perpetrators.
Israeli officials have blamed a Gaza-based militant group called the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) for Thursday’s attacks, although the faction has denied any involvement. The PRC is not affiliated with the Hamas movement that governs Gaza.
Three Palestinians including a 5-year-old boy were killed and 3 passersby were injured in an attack on a vehicle in central Gazas City. Al Jazeera’s Safwat Al Kahlout reported…
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To all of you who say Israel is only defending itself, that its actions are justified, tell me exactly what harm this child would have caused? A child whose only crime was being born on the wrong side of the border and a father who was only celebrating with his son. I’m literally in tears trying to understand why.