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Gaza Cut Off From All Sides As 'Collective Punishment' Deepens

Sarah Lazare Common Dreams
The Israeli Defense Ministry stated Sunday it has closed its Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings to Gaza in response to a single rocket fire from Gaza, which resulted in no injuries, deaths, or damages. Palestinian rights campaigners warn that the closures are especially dangerous as traumatized and displaced Gaza residents struggle to rebuild from Israel’s recent seven-week military assault in which 2,000 Palestinians—at least 75 percent of them civilians—were killed.

Gaza Beach Murder Eyewitness; Demonstration in Tel Aviv Saturday; On Collective Punishment

Peter Beaumont; Adam Keller; Marjorie Cohn
First-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port by Peter Beaumont, in Gaza. There is a deafening explosion, then a second. Four children are dead. Adam Keller writes from Tel Aviv: "It is forbidden to shoot at civilian populations. It is forbidden and still it happens. Both sides do it. Hamas shoots on the population of Israel. The IDF shoots at the population of Gaza." Lawyer Marjorie Cohn reviews legal standing of collective punishment.
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