The 2009 Israeli war on Gaza
By Chris Marsden, 6 February 2010
The UN general secretary threw a lifeline to Israel yesterday, stating that there was not yet enough evidence to say whether Israel or the Palestinians are complying with UN demands to investigate allegations of war crimes during the 22-day assault on Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 October 2009
The United Nations Human Rights Council has endorsed a report into Israel’s 22-day assault on Gaza in December and January, accusing Israel of war crimes.
By Chris Marsden, 26 March 2009
The decision of the Labor Party to join the coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu allows Likud to form the most right wing government in Israel’s history.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 March 2009
Testimony by Israeli soldiers detailing atrocities in which they participated or that they witnessed has fueled demands for an international war crimes tribunal to investigate the Israeli siege of Gaza last December and January.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 March 2009
There is an unmistakable echo in Lieberman’s politics of the ideology utilized by Hitler in his rise to power in Germany. That such a figure could be selected as Israel’s face to the world is the most damning indictment of the entire Zionist project.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 March 2009
The donor conference for Palestine at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt had nothing to do with alleviating the appalling humanitarian crisis in Gaza, but served as a cover for furthering Washington’s geopolitical interests in the Middle East.
By Julie Hyland, 29 January 2009
Israeli warplanes bombed Gaza’s border with Egypt early Wednesday morning.
By Jerry White, 22 January 2009
The Israeli military reportedly withdrew its last soldiers from the Gaza Strip Wednesday as new evidence of the war crimes committed during its three-week assault on the Palestinian territory emerged.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 January 2009
The conclusion of a two-part report on Israel and Palestine given to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board in Sydney, Australia in January 2006.
By Julie Hyland, 21 January 2009
The Israeli army has stated that a “complete withdrawal” from the Gaza Strip “is out of the question” at this time.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 January 2009
The first of a two-part report on Israel and Palestine given to an expanded meeting of the World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board in Sydney, Australia in January 2006.
By Patrick O’Connor, 20 January 2009
At least 5,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 20,000 damaged, with many urban centers reduced to nothing more than rubble. Gaza’s limited social infrastructure has been largely obliterated, as have numerous factories and agricultural centers.
By David Walsh, 19 January 2009
A tense truce presently exists in the Gaza Strip after Israel’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire Saturday night and Hamas’ announcement of a one-week ceasefire twelve hours later
By Julie Hyland, 17 January 2009
“Armageddon” was the word used by Times of London correspondent Martin Fletcher, the first eyewitness from the British news media to see the devastation wrought by Israel in Gaza.
By Jerry White, 16 January 2009
Israeli military forces carried out a ferocious assault on densely populated neighborhoods in Gaza City Thursday, forcing thousands of civilians to flee as ground forces, backed by heavy artillery, helicopter gunships and tanks entered the city.
By David Walsh, 15 January 2009
The Palestinian death toll in the Israeli military assault on the Gaza Strip reached more than 1,000 Wednesday, according to medical officials. Nine Israeli human rights groups raised the “heavy suspicion” of war crimes.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 January 2009
Israel’s genocidal offensive against defenceless Palestinians in Gaza points to the crucial role of the Arab bourgeoisie in demobilising the widespread opposition within their own countries on behalf of imperialism.
By Tom Eley, 13 January 2009
In recent days, the New York Times has planted a series of propaganda pieces disguised as news articles, which aim to justify Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
By Éric Marquis, 13 January 2009
Demonstrations were held in cities across Canada last Saturday to denounce the Israeli state’s onslaught against the subjugated Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip and the complicity of Washington and Canada’s Conservative government.
By Senthooran Ravee, Stephane Hugues and Antoine Lerougetel, 12 January 2009
Mass demonstrations took place in 90 cities and towns in France on Saturday against the Israeli war on Gaza.
By our reporter, 12 January 2009
Demonstrators took the streets Saturday in Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich and Duisburg, demanding, “Stop the massacre in Gaza!” and asking, “Who are the terrorists?”
By Paul Mitchell, 12 January 2009
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in London against the Israeli offensive against Gaza.
By a reporting team, 12 January 2009
An estimated 10,000 people gathered Saturday, January 10 in Washington DC to march against the US-backed Israeli attack on Gaza while thousands more assembled in New York City’s Times Square on Sunday to protest the escalating war against the Palestinian people.
10 January 2009
The genocidal offensive launched by the Israeli government is inseparably connected to the crisis of the capitalist world economy. After decades of unrestrained enrichment, the ruling classes all over the world have nothing to offer the working masses except poverty, unemployment, exploitation, repression and war.
By Tom Eley, 10 January 2009
On Friday, Israel rejected a UN cease-fire and made preparations for an invasion of Gaza City, home to 410,000.
By Tom Eley, 10 January 2009
On Friday, Israel rejected a UN cease-fire and made preparations for an invasion of Gaza City. More Israeli war crimes came to light in the town of Zeitoun, where 30 more bodies were discovered in the rubble of a bombed house.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2009
As evidence of Israeli war crimes in Gaza mounted, the Democratic leadership of the US Senate led the passage of a bipartisan resolution endorsing Israel’s actions.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2009
While Israel has sought to conceal the atrocities that it is carrying out against Gaza’s civilian population, reports of aid workers and testimony of survivors have provided a searing picture of the carnage unleashed by its military assault.
By Tom Eley, 9 January 2009
On Thursday, hundreds of workers and youth demonstrated in downtown Detroit against Israel’s ongoing attack on Gaza.
By Patrick O’Connor, 9 January 2009
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his deputy leader Julia Gillard have given their full support to Israel’s criminal attack on Gaza, echoing the Zionist state’s lying pretext that it is conducting a defensive response to alleged ceasefire violations by Hamas.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 January 2009
The death toll inflicted by Israel’s 12-day onslaught against Gaza has risen to at least 700 amid reports that Israel is using the cover of international ceasefire initiatives to prepare a redoubled offensive.
8 January 2009
A selection of letters on the US-backed Israeli war on Gaza.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 January 2009
Unlike the United States, which has given its unconditional backing to Israel and opposed all cease-fire proposals following Israel's onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Europe has undertaken a series of diplomatic initiatives
7 January 2009
The premeditated slaughter yesterday of innocent men, women and children sheltering in the UN-run al-Fakhora school in Gaza is a monstrous war crime for which the Israeli government and military top brass are directly responsible.
By Barry Grey, 6 January 2009
The toll of Palestinians killed and wounded continues to rise rapidly as Israel intensifies its combined air and ground assault on the largely defenseless and starved Gaza Strip.
Ground assault sparks worldwide protests
By Chris Marsden, 5 January 2009
Israel’s bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza has unleashed a global wave of protest.
5 January 2009
The International Committee of the Fourth International and the World Socialist Web Site denounce the Israeli military’s murderous assault on the Palestinian population of Gaza. The combined air and ground attack on the densely populated and virtually defenseless enclave is a war crime.
5 January 2009
Tens of thousands protested in London on Saturday against the Israeli attack on Gaza which has claimed the lives of hundreds, including many children. The World Socialist Web Site spoke to participants on the demonstration.
By Barry Grey, 3 January 2009
As the Israeli devastation of Gaza enters its second week and signs point to an imminent ground invasion of the Palestinian territory, the US government is working to block diplomatic initiatives for a cease-fire in order to give Israel a free hand to intensify its assault on the defenseless population.
By Peter Symonds, 2 January 2009
The murderous Israeli air assault on Gaza continued unabated for a sixth day yesterday. According to Palestinian emergency services, at least 420 people have been killed and more than 2,100 injured. The UN estimates that at least a quarter of those killed have been civilians.
By Dietmar Henning, 2 January 2009
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given her full backing to the murderous attack launched by Israel on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
By Julie Hyland, 31 December 2008
Israeli jets continued to pound Gaza for a fourth day amidst threats of worse to come. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has described the lethal bombardment as just “the first of several stages” of military action.
31 December 2008
There is little to distinguish the “newspaper of record’s” version of events from the mendacious account being peddled by the American media in general: the Palestinians are the aggressors and Israel the victim. Never mind the grim and unequal equation of the conflict: roughly 100 Palestinians killed for every Israeli.
By Chris Marsden, 30 December 2008
The Israeli Air Force has waged its third day of bombing against Gaza, killing over 300 Palestinians and wounding more than 1,400. The Israeli offensive has sparked solidarity demonstrations around the world, which in many Arab nations have become political protests against the ruling regimes.
30 December 2008
The onslaught against Gaza has provoked popular outrage throughout the Middle East and around the world, even as governments in the Arab world and elsewhere have lined up to provide justifications for this US-Israeli war crime.
By Tom Eley, 30 December 2008
Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza strip, which has killed at least 345 Palestinians and maimed scores, has sharply intensified a severe humanitarian crisis in the area.
As death toll mounts
By Chris Marsden, 29 December 2008
Israel seems set for a ground invasion of Gaza following sustained bombardment that has left more than 300 dead and over 1,000 injured.
29 December 2008
The Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza is a war crime for which not only the government of Israel but also that of the United States bears full responsibility.