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‘Operation Al-aqsa Flood’ day 156:
Israel deploys 15,000 troops in West Bank as Ramadan starts

Mondoweiss: Ceasefire talks falter as Izz El-Din Al-Qassam Brigades spokesperson says Israel is using “deception and evasion.” Israel deploys thousands of troops in the West Bank and Jerusalem ahead of plans to restrict access to Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan. Read More

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 155:
Deadly aid drop and obstacles to a maritime corridor expose farcical humanitarian response to Gaza famine

Mondoweiss: At least eighteen children have died in Gaza from malnutrition, while deaths by starvation have risen to 23. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced that Biden's proposed floating pier would take two months and 1000 U.S. troops to build. Read More

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 154:
Biden’s maritime aid corridor to Gaza slammed as ‘unrealistic’

Mondoweiss: Human rights experts say the Biden administration’s proposed maritime corridor is a much less effective solution to addressing the dire needs of Gaza’s besieged and starving population than a ceasefire and pressuring Israel to open land crossings. Read More

Delhi: Police Officer Kicks, Punches Muslim Offering Friday prayers
MSN: A shocking and shameful incident has come to the fore from New Delhi, where a police officer was seen kicking and hitting Muslim men offering Friday prayers on the side of the road. Videos of the assault have been circulated on social media on Friday, with many condemning the police officer. Read More

Trump’s return would be better for the world – Orban
RT.COM: Donald Trump will be able to stop the conflict between Russia and Ukraine if he wins the election in November and returns to the White House, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said. Read More

Pakistan’s Generals Fail to Fix the Election
Time Magazine: Pakistan’s worst-kept secret is that its military dominates its government. Whether to safeguard the nation against chaos or to protect their own privileged access to power and wealth, its generals have manipulated the country’s politics for decades. Pakistan’s voters, like voters elsewhere, want change. February’s ugly election fiasco shows that it’s only getting harder for the army to prevent political disrupters from upending their plans but, unfortunately for Pakistan’s future, they have yet again managed to override public demand for a new direction. Read More

Operation Al-Aqsa Flood Day 153:
Over 2 dozen Palestinian captives have died in Israeli detention camps

Mondoweiss: At least 20 Palestinians have died as a result of malnutrition and dehydration in Gaza, health officials say. Meanwhile, new reports from Israeli media say 27 Palestinian captives who were being held in Israeli “makeshift cages” have died. Read More

27 Palestinians mysteriously die in Israeli custody 

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 152:
Prospect of breakthrough in ceasefire talks remains thin

Mondoweiss: Canada will resume funding to UNRWA and pay a pledge of $25m due in April. In Gaza, another Palestinian child dies of thirst and hunger in the north, bringing the number of children to die from malnutrition to 18. Read More

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 151:
Israel ‘campaigns’ to end UNRWA in Gaza Strip

Mondoweiss: UNRWA’s chief says dismantling the agency is “short-sighted” and will “sow the seeds of hatred, resentment, and future conflict.” Israeli forces fire at Palestinians seeking aid and food in Gaza City and detain others in southern Gaza. Read More

Gaza ceasefire talks end in Cairo with ‘no substantial answer or solution’
Al Jazeera
: Hamas says its delegation has left Egypt but talks on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip will continue next week until an agreement is reached with Israel, whom the Palestinian group says has “thwarted” mediators’ attempts to broker a deal before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read More

China calls war in Gaza 'a disgrace to civilisation'
AFP: China described the war in Gaza as a "disgrace to civilisation" and called on Thursday for an immediate ceasefire as the conflict stretched into its sixth month despite efforts by mediators to reach a truce. Read More

Hamas provide ceasefire proposal
Investigative journalist, Shykh Sulaiman Ahmad, has posted on X 16 point ceasefire proposals of Hamas.
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Hunger and starvation intensifying in Gaza
WSWS: Despite massive global protests after last Thursday’s “flour massacre,” in which Israeli troops killed at least 115 people and wounded 760 more trying to get food aid, the genocide is escalating. Hunger and starvation are worsening every day in the Gaza Strip. Among the latest reports, Gaza’s Health Ministry said on Sunday that 15 children had died of malnutrition in a single hospital, the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza in recent days. Read More

Gazan Family Eat Bread for First Time in Months
By Dr. Marwan Asmar
Starving Palestinians who just arrived from northern Gaza to the south of Wadi Gaza eat bread for the first time in months. They had come from north Gaza to Wadi Gazi, just to the south of the Strip as reported by the Quds News Network. Read More

Ramadan finds greater recognition in America’s public schools
The Conversation:
There are 3.85 million Muslims in the United States. Of that number, 1.35 million are children.Although this may only represent a small portion of public school students nationwide – and many Muslim children attend private Islamic schools – Muslim students are a part of a 60% majority of students in public schools who say that religion is important in their lives. Read More

Pakistan: Paradox of Corruption and Criminal Leadership
Dr.Mahboob A. Khawaja: The defiant Generals and indicted political criminals claiming to be the winners of current national elections and custodian of democracy display a portrait of degradation, legal injustice and horrible shallow future of a moral nation. They used absolute power beyond their official  capacity to dismantle the integrity of the nation and never imagined the consequences of their wrong thinking and fraudulent actions. Read More

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 150: Israel is ‘engineering famine’ in Gaza

Mondoweiss: Amnesty International says Israel is “engineering famine” in Gaza. Organization head Agnes Callamard adds, “all states that cut UNRWA funding, sold weapons and supported Israel bear responsibility too.” Read More

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 149:
Palestinian children die of malnutrition as Israel blocks aid

Mondoweiss: U.S. airdrops of food and aid in Gaza have been described as “performative BS” that “fools no one.” Meanwhile, Hamas’s delegation has arrived in Cairo for ceasefire talks as Ramadan is due to start next Sunday. Read More

Following “flour massacre,” hundreds of thousands around the world protest Gaza genocide
: As the genocide in Gaza enters its fifth month, millions of people took to the streets around the world in protest. Protests were held on every major continent, in many cases drawing tens of thousands of people. The US-backed Israeli ethnic cleansing campaign has officially killed over 30,400 Palestinians. Large protests have continued despite attempts by capitalist governments and the media to smear demonstrators as antisemitic. Thousands marched in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Thousands marched in Caracas, Venezuela, and similar figures were seen in Milan, Italy, and many other cities. Read More

Hamas proposes Russia as main mediator in Gaza genocide ceasefire
By Al Mayadeen: 
During an interview with Sputnik, Hamas political bureau deputy head Moussa Abu Marzouk stated that the Palestinian Resistance suggested that Russia become involved in resolving the war on Gaza in counterbalance to the US and “Israel”. "We want Russia to be the main actor in counterbalance to the US and Israel. We call for it and we propose that Russia be backed by a number of countries which support it in this. And we will seek to achieve this goal to find balance in the issue," Marzouk said. Read More

Houthis insist on entry of aid into Gaza in exchange for salvaging sunken British ship
Middle East Monitor
: Yemen’s Houthi group insisted Saturday on bringing relief aid into the Gaza Strip in exchange for allowing the sunken British ship Rubymar in the Gulf of Aden to be salvaged, Anadolu reports. Read More

George Galloway Wins UK Parliament Seat in Landslide After Pro-Palestinian Campaign
By Julia Conley: British politician George Galloway warned the Labour Party leadership Thursday evening that his victory in the town of Rochdale’s parliamentary election signaled “a shifting of the tectonic plates” following a campaign in which he vehemently defended Palestinian rights and condemned the U.K. government for backing Israel during its months long slaughter of civilians in Gaza.
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US Supreme Court rules Trump can’t be kicked off ballots
: The judges unanimously rejected a bid to prevent the former president from contesting this year’s election in Colorado. The US Supreme Court has shot down an effort by Democrat activists to stop former President Donald Trump from contesting the upcoming presidential election in multiple states. Trump hailed the verdict as a “big win for America.” Read More

Iran launches ‘domestically developed’ imaging satellite from Russia
Al Jazeera
: Russia has launched an Iranian-made research satellite into orbit amid rising tensions with the West. The Pars 1 remote sensing and imaging satellite was launched on Thursday by a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome and will scan Iran’s topography from an orbit of 310 miles (500km), according to the official IRNA news agency. The launch of Pars 1 is fourth this year, with West accusing Iran of plans to use tech for military purposes. Read More

Is Tehran Winning the Middle East?
By Juan Cole
: In the midst of Israel’s ongoing devastation of Gaza, one major piece of Middle Eastern news has yet to hit the headlines. In a face-off that, in a sense, has lasted since the pro-American Shah of Iran was overthrown by theocratic clerics in 1979, Iran finally seems to be besting the United States in a significant fashion across the region. It’s a story that needs to be told.
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Pakistan's worst-case scenario arrives: Rigged elections and an economic crisis
Sophie Landrin
: With ballot-box rigging, arbitrary arrests, politicization of the judiciary, media censorship and endless internet blackouts, democracy has become a distant memory in Pakistan. The elections held on February 8, after two extremely turbulent political years, were a sad illustration of this.
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Indian security forces shoot one farmer dead as protest nears three-week mark
Wasantha Rupasinghe:
As the protest by hundreds of thousands of farmers in India approaches the end of its third week, at least one farmer has been killed and nearly 200 injured amid a wave of brutal state repression. The crackdown has been spearheaded by the Hindu-Supremacist Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the active support of several state governments in northern India. Read More

‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ Day 148:
UN reports at least 14 cases of Israel firing on Palestinians waiting for aid in Gaza

Mondoweiss: UN calls for an investigation following Thursday’s “flour massacre” where Israel killed at least 115 Palestinians waiting for aid and injured more than 760. The need for aid is becoming even more dire as starvation worsens in northern Gaza. Read More

Operation Al-Aqsa Flood Day 147:
No ceasefire in sight despite international condemnation of Israel’s flour massacre

Mondoweiss: U.S. blocks a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel for its massacre against Palestinians attempting to receive humanitarian aid in Gaza, saying that the incident “still needs to be investigated.” Read More

Israel massacres Palestinians seeking flour: A war crime made in Washington
By Andre Damon
: On Thursday morning, Israeli infantrymen, snipers, tanks and drones opened fire on a crowd of starving Palestinians in Gaza City as they lined up to receive flour from aid trucks, killing at least 112 and injuring more than 700. Doctors reported that many victims arrived at hospitals with gunshots to their torsos and heads, indicating that they were deliberately targeted by Israeli troops, who were shooting to kill. Images from the scene showed bags of flour drenched in blood, leading many to refer to the killings as the “flour massacre.” The hundreds of victims overwhelmed local hospitals, which were already without medical supplies and power and were only able to provide first aid. Read More

Aaron Bushnell’s Divine Violence
By Chris Hedges: Aaron Bushnell’s self-immolation was ultimately a religious act, one that radically delineates good and evil and calls us to resist. Read More

Christchurch terrorist foreshadowed mosque attacks online over a year before
John Braddock: According to a report from the 
Conversation, republished in the Guardian on February 20, Christchurch fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant posted about his intentions on the website 4chan at least a year before his 2019 deadly attacks on two mosques in the city. New research by a group of academics working at the University of Auckland—Chris Wilson, Ethan Renner, Jack Smylie and Michal Dziwulski—raises serious questions about why authorities did not detect the posts before the horrific shootings. The researchers uncovered racist and violent online postings by Tarrant as far back as 2015—that is, four years earlier. Read More

At least 112 Palestinians killed as Israeli forces target Gaza food aid queue
At least 112 Palestinians were killed and 760 injured trying to get desperately needed aid in Gaza on Thursday. Crowds descended on a convoy of lorries on the coastal road south-west of Gaza City, in the presence of Israeli tanks
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Mass shooting of aid seekers condemned globally

65% of Indonesians Support Boycott of Israeli-Affiliated Products
Jakarta Globe:
A study by digital research firm Populix reveals that 65 percent of Muslim respondents support the Indonesian Ulema Council's (MUI) call to boycott products affiliated with Israel as a form of solidarity with the people of Palestine. In November 2023, the MUI issued a fatwa (edict) declaring Muslims must support the struggle for Palestinian independence through various means, including donations, almsgiving, or charity. Additionally, the fatwa prohibits any form of activity and support for Israel's aggression against Palestine. Respondents state that the primary motivation behind their intention to comply with the fatwa is to show solidarity with Palestine, express a response to humanitarian issues, and protest against Israel's military aggression.
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