Just like its namesake, Amnesty's CSI: Gaza is about psuedo-forensics

By Naftali Balanson, August 6, 2015

Amnesty International's political campaign against Israel has a new dimension: pseudo-forensics. Amnesty officials were recently in Israel to market the Gaza Platform, an "online tool" launched earlier this month that purports to "map Israeli attacks in Gaza" during the 2014 Gaza conflict.


Amnesty claims Rafah bombardment to save IDF soldier was ‘war crime’

By Marcus Dysch, July 29, 2015

Israel committed war crimes with the “relentless and massive bombardment” of residential areas of Gaza that followed the capture of an Israeli soldier a year ago, a new Amnesty International report has claimed.


Anger over missing Israelis

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 16, 2015

The news that two Israeli citizens went missing nearly a year ago in Gaza has raised questions about the government's handling of the disappearances and why it kept quiet about them until now.

Avera Mengistu, 28, a resident of Ashkelon, and an unnamed resident of the Bedouin township of Hura, separately managed to cross the border to the Gaza Strip in late 2014.


BBC stands by mistranslation of 'Jew' in Gaza documentary

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2015

The BBC has stood by its decision to mistranslate the Arabic word for “Jew” as “Israeli” in subtitles on a Gaza documentary.

In interviews with Palestinian children on the Children of the Gaza War documentary, which aired last week, references to “yahud” (Arabic for “Jew”) were subtitled as “Israeli”.


Amnesty maps 'Israeli law breaches'

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

Amnesty International UK and a London university have released a digital mapping project that purportedly records the "deadly pattern of Israeli attacks" on Gaza during the 50-day-war last summer.

Released this week to mark the one-year anniversary of Operation Protective Edge, the online Gaza Project includes satellite images, testimony, photos and videos.


‘Israel uses the Holocaust to justify murdering Palestinians’, Gerald Kaufman tells Parliament

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

A veteran Labour MP has claimed that Israel uses the Holocaust to “justify” killing Palestinians.

Gerald Kaufman, the father of the House of Commons, made the claim in Parliament on Wednesday.

Sir Gerald, Manchester Gorton MP, said: “The Israelis use the Holocaust, they use the murder of six million Jews to justify their murder of thousands upon thousands of Palestinians.”


Two Israelis held captive in Gaza by Hamas

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

Two Israeli civilians are being held in Gaza by Hamas, according to a statement released by Israeli authorities.

The men have been identified as Ethiopian-born Avraham Mengistu and an unnamed Israeli-Arab from the Bedouin town of Hura.
Hamas have reportedly refused to comment on both cases.

Both Israeli men are said to suffer from mental health issues.


Why ‘Jews’ were lost in translation in BBC Children of the Gaza War documentary

By Sandy Rashty, July 8, 2015

A BBC documentary has substituted the word “Israelis” for "Jews" in its translation of interviews with Palestinians, its maker has admitted.

Lyse Doucet has stood by the decision to translate “yahud” as “Israeli” in subtitles on her hour-long documentary Children of the Gaza War, which airs on BBC Two tonight.


UN Human Rights Council backs report on 'Gaza war crimes'

By Sandy Rashty, July 3, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to back a controversial report on the Gaza war.

Friday’s resolution supported the report produced by the Gaza Conflict Commission of Inquiry. It had accused Israel and terrorist group Hamas of committing war crimes during the 50 day conflict last summer.


No Hamas talks, says Yaalon

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has denied reports that Israel is holding talks, direct or indirect, with Hamas on the future of Gaza.

Mr Yaalon said that the extent of Israel's current involvement was "allowing the Qataris to build infrastructure there, but they have no diplomatic role and there is no European intermediary either.