Gaza Journalist: Israel Is Deliberately Targeting the Media by Bombing AP & Al Jazeera Offices

We speak with Palestinian reporter Youmna al-Sayed, who was among the journalists who had to flee for their lives when Israel bombed and leveled a 12-story Gaza building that housed the offices of media organizations including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel has claimed, without evidence, that the building was being used by Hamas operatives, but al-Sayed says it’s part of a pattern of Israeli attacks on media. “This is no coincidence,” she says. Source link

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“Terror from the Skies”: UNRWA Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp, Killing Family of 10

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that's 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. Please donate today in honor of our 25th anniversary and help us stay on air for another 25 years. We can't do our work without you. Right now, a generous donor will even DOUBLE your gift, which means it’ll go twice as far! This is a challenging time for us all, but…

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Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us: Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: A warning to our viewers: Today’s show contains graphic images of violence and death. Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza has entered its second week. On Sunday, Israel killed at least 42 Palestinians in Gaza in the deadliest day so far as Israel bombarded the besieged area with airstrikes, artillery fire and gunboat shelling. Over the past week, Israel has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 58 children and 34 women. Israel has also destroyed over 500 homes in Gaza, leaving 40,000 Palestinians homeless in Gaza. Meanwhile, Israeli security forces and Jewish settlers killed at least…

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Headlines for May 17, 2021

Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media AttackedIndia, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid SurgeNurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for NowBlast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't ForcesChilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New ConstitutionColombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by PoliceGOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise StefanikTexas Set to Enact Draconian Abortion Ban That Would Criminalize Patients, Medical ProvidersColumbus, OH to Pay $10 Million Settlement to Family of Andre Hill, Black…

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Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for Top Civil Rights Job at DOJ in Latest Attack on Voting Rights

Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke’s nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full vote. If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime champion of voting rights, a defender against hate and violent extremism, would be the first Black woman to hold the position. Ben Jealous, president of People for…

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Hanan Ashrawi & Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians

Palestinian scholar Hanan Ashrawi says Israel’s latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into “sheer hell,” aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support. “Israel has total license to use unbridled power to kill and destroy and maim and get away with it,” Ashrawi says. We also speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who says President Joe Biden’s continued defense of Israeli actions reflects long-standing erasure and dehumanization of Palestinians. “One wonders what proportion you have to have of Arab deaths, of Palestinian deaths, over Israeli deaths. Is it 20 to 1 before the United States finally…

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Watch Rep. Rashida Tlaib Blast U.S. Aid for Israel & Attack on Gaza in Dramatic House Floor Speech

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: The death toll in Gaza has reached at least 119 as Israel escalates its aerial assault and fires heavy artillery at the besieged territory. Israel is also threatening to send in ground troops. Israel has so far killed at least 31 Palestinian children, many under the age of 10. Gaza authorities report 40% of the victims in the Israeli assault have been women and children. Over 830 Palestinians have been wounded so far this week, but Gaza’s hospital systems are on the verge of collapse as doctors face shortages of medicine and recurring power…

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Philly Health Commissioner Resigns After Mayor Reveals MOVE Bombing Victims’ Remains Cremated in 2017

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: Thursday marked the 36th anniversary of the Philadelphia police bombing of the home of the radical, Black liberation, anti-police-brutality group MOVE that killed six adults and five children and burned down two city blocks. In a major development, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the resignation of Philadelphia’s top health official over new revelations he cremated some of the bombing victims’ remains, including bone fragments, without the knowledge or permission of the families. This is the mayor. MAYOR JIM KENNEY: Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley disclosed that several years ago he learned of remains found…

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Headlines for May 14, 2021

Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Israel Pounds Gaza with Airstrikes and Heavy ArtilleryEight Killed in Israel by Palestinian Rocket Fire as Military Chief Threatens "Gaza Will Burn"President Biden Says Israel's Bombing and Shelling of Gaza Not a "Significant Overreaction"India to Make Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Available Amid Devastating COVID-19 TollJapan Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Doctors Join Call to Cancel Summer OlympicsCDC Says Fully Vaccinated U.S. Residents Can Go Maskless in Most SettingsHackers Post Personal Data of D.C. Police Officers Following Ransomware AttackActive-Duty Marine Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer During January 6 InsurrectionProtesters "Evict" Enbridge After It Defies Governor's Order to Shut Down Line 5 PipelineU.K. Court Delivers…

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Nathan Thrall on the Historic Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Control from the River to the Sea

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that's 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. Please donate today in honor of our 25th anniversary and help us stay on air for another 25 years. We can't do our work without you. Right now, a generous donor will even DOUBLE your gift, which means it’ll go twice as far! This is a challenging time for us all, but…

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