the banality of evil-n2 and some trivial/loose investigative thoughts

dear all
in brief… it rains in Gaza
people without warm clothes, enough blankets,  without water proof shelter and surely weakened by stress and a tight diet, exposed to infections because of crowding…make the natural strom a perfect potential health storm.
And most relevant … no dry flammable rubbish or wood to collect in order  to use it to make fire to cook bread or soup and no cooking spaces in the open.
is it true that today a friend told me they are already going mostly at dates and water!
today, after few “fragile” newborn babies died already and a barrage of  comments on this in the international press, after about 6 days since they were left without proper care, and surely after enough time for a preterm baby to develop conditions that will make him/her lifelong fragile or damaged,  the “Israeli loving children” have announced that they will (future) deliver 30 cradles for the newborns, only to Shifa. 
Meanwhile, they bombed again the structure of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Shifa, where there were enough cradles, but no electricity or oxygen to make them work. Surely also the eventual ones delivered by the enemy will not work without energy and oxygen, I mean work for the aim of saving lives and not of propaganda.
And for now there  is no mention of fuel for generators or new oxigen appareil (needed as the preexisting was hit by one or another ammunition) either they are magic or are of no use. 
The banality of evil is also in the fact that apparently in 160 trucks that entered today there is no mention of blankets, solar panels, cooking stoves working with gas. 
An other interesting banality is that Isreaeli keep talking of rape. I am not taking position on this but only notice that the forensic team has announced closed its job declaring they did not investigate the issue. no explanation why after so much rumor.
But the police has oipen a”difficult investigation” in their words or better those of the times of israel, based on the report of one witness who said she saw 2 rapes, one of them followed by execution. For the time being  the lady is not available to witness because is in hospital for psychological distress. 
My banal question is..if there is not the “body of the crime” i.e. the investigation on the body of the reportedly dead victim, nor the other victim of the rape surfaced yet to claim the offense…. how can an investigation arrive at any conclusion, and why is it publicized?
Mind you I do not exclude any exces a priori, nor would pardon it.
I also have reached the conclusion, by looking at the dresses and the behaviour,  that once the fence was down many more people than the team of the military operation entered, for a while at least, in Israel, so I would question the responsibility, which is individual, if any.
Given that  I look at clothes, watching the video of the shooting by helicopters and planes of the people in the flat area around the party, many of those shot had white/clear clothing not exactly that of a soldier (and seemingly no big weapons at the time they were running away and were shot). Yet the IDF killed many of them.  
Now, if the images we see in the videos are the same that they see from the cockpit… how could the military be so confused (as they admitted)  and for such a long time, and for so many victims also considering they had the time to observe  the “targets” who were running in an open space and no hiding place in view for at least a couple of minutes and some tens of hit. 
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SABATO 18 NOVEMBRE ORE 15 a Milano                 CORTEO PER GAZA


Concentramento: Piazzale Lotto –Milano, con termine in piazzale Maciachini 

Corteo in solidarietà al popolo Palestinese promosso dalle Comunità Palestinesi


I numeri sono espliciti e strazianti, non necessitano di  alcun commento:

nella striscia di Gaza si contano (a ieril 15/11/23):  11.255 morti tra cui 4.630 bambini/e, 3.130 donne e 682 anziani, mentre 29 mila sono rimasti feriti. A questi numeri vanno aggiunti i 3.250 dispersi e ritenuti morti sotto le macerie, tra cui altri 1.700 bambini/e.

In Cisgiordania dal 7 ottobre sono stati registrati 196 palestinesi uccisi e 2.700 feriti.


Le principali dichiarazioni del direttore dell’ospedale Al-Shifa di Gaza City (oggi 16/11/23):

▪️I soldati israeliani vagano per i reparti, hanno preso i corpi dei palestinesi uccisi e hanno fatto saltare in aria le riserve d’acqua;

▪️Abbiamo più di 650 pazienti, 500 operatori sanitari e oltre 5.000 sfollati;

▪️L’ospedale è completamente circondato; le scorte di cibo e acqua sono esaurite e l’occupazione [israeliana] ha raggiunto la principale linea di approvvigionamento idrico. Le condizioni sono catastrofiche e le persone all’interno dell’ospedale piangono per la sete;

▪️I cecchini sono ovunque con l’ordine di sparare a vista, impedendo il movimento tra gli edifici; abbiamo perso i contatti con i nostri colleghi;

▪️I droni israeliani non smetteranno di sorvolare l’ospedale;

▪️Gli occupanti attualmente trattengono diverse famiglie nel magazzino dell’ospedale;

▪️Rimarremo con i feriti e i malati, e partiremo solo con loro. Vivremo con loro o moriremo insieme a loro.

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United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People NGO ACTION NEWS 16 November 2023

Middle East

  • On 20 November, the Institute for Palestine Studies will hold a webinar titled “The role of the United Nations in the War on Gaza” (in Arabic) which will feature a discussion with Ghassan Salame, former Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.


  • On 15 November, Al-Mezan shared a briefing note prepared by the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council, providing background on the current aggression in Gaza and suggesting that senior Israeli government and military leaders may be carrying out genocidal acts against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.



  • On 14 November, BADIL – Resource Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights and the Global Palestinian Refugee and IDP Network issued a joint statement saying that UN agencies have failed to protect Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and that it is not enough to merely express “outrage” without taking practical measures to halt Palestinian suffering.



  • On 13 November, B’Tselem published an article highlighting that since the war in Gaza began, Israel has also increased its efforts to drive Palestinian shepherding communities out of South Hebron Hills. The same day, the Association for Civil Rights in Israelannounced it had sent legal correspondence to the Israeli Defense Forces with regard to “a slew of serious incidents” in the South Hebron Hills committed by reserve soldiers.


  • On 10 November, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies issued a statement calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, saying that it was “more urgent than ever.” The statement also called for the liberation of all civilian hostages held in Gaza.


  • On 9 November, Peace Now published a special report titled “The Third Front: Settler Violence in Gaza War’s Shadow and the Impact on Area C,” which documents a rise in settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank since 7 October.

Asia and Europe


  • On 15 November, Law for Palestine sent letters to the foreign ministers of several countries, warning them of the potential legal consequences for complicity in the crime of genocide committed by the State of Israel against the Palestinian people.


  • On 14 November, the Association Belgo-Palestinienne reported (in French) that some 50,000 people marched in Brussels on 11 November to demand a ceasefire in Gaza. The peaceful demonstration was organized by a broad coalition of civil society organizations, trade unions, and NGOs.


  • On 14 November, Association France Palestine Solidarité reported (in French) that tens of thousands of people had demonstrated in Paris on 4 and 11 November to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.


  • On 13 November, Palestinian human rights organizations Al-Haq, Al-Mezan, and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights issued a joint statement welcoming the introduction of a bill in the Belgian Parliament proposing a ban on trade with settlements in occupied territories.


  • On 12 November, the Palestinian Return Centre published a press release expressing alarm over Israel’s air and ground bombardment of UN facilities in the Gaza Strip, and calling on the international community to help ensure that civilians and civilian infrastructure are protected.


  • On 11 November, the Norwegian Refugee Council issued a press statement expressing outrage over attacks on hospitals in Gaza, noting that medical facilities and personnel have special protection under international humanitarian law.


  • On 10 November, Amnesty International said its petition demanding a ceasefire to end civilian suffering in Gaza has been signed by over one million people from around the world.


North America


  • On 14 November, Human Rights Watch published an article highlighting how Israel’s attacks on medical facilities and personnel are decimating the healthcare system in Gaza and should be investigated as war crimes. It also called on the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the International Criminal Court to investigate these attacks.


  • On 14 November, Americans for Peace Now issued a call for action, urging people to call their members of Congress to address increasing settler violence in the West Bank which threatens further destabilization amid the ongoing war in Gaza.


  • On 13 November, the Center for Constitutional Rights, on behalf of Palestinian human rights organizations—including Al-Haq and Defense for Children International-Palestine—and Palestinians in Gaza and the United States filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court against President Biden and other high-level US government officials for their complicity and failure to prevent the Israeli government’s unfolding genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.


  • On 13 November, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) published an article noting actions taken by universities to censor and/or suspend student chapters of JVP and Students for Justice in Palestine for organizing sit-ins and demonstrations.


  • On 10 November, The Jerusalem Fund shared the recordings of three panel discussions from its 2023 Annual Conference, titled “Nakba at 75,” “Oslo at 30,” and “U.S. Policy on Palestine.”


United Nations



  • On 16 November, OHCHR shared a statement by UN Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts and Working Groups calling on the international community to prevent genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza.


  • On 15 November, the Security Council adopted resolution 2712 (2023) calling for urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors through the Gaza Strip to facilitate the provision of essential goods and services.


  • On 15 November, UNRWA issued a statement highlighting the continued urgent need for fuel in the Gaza Strip. The same day, OHCHR also expressed concern over the imminent depletion of fuel supplies, noting that fuel underpins the provision of all humanitarian services in Gaza.


  • On 15 November, UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell made a statement about her visit to Gaza where she met with children, their families and UNICEF staff. In her remarks, she described the situation as “devastating.”


  • On 14 November, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General made a statement saying that the Secretary-General was deeply disturbed by the situation in Gaza hospitals, and calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.


  • On 13 November, OCHA published an infographic providing data on the numbers and types of aid trucks crossing from Egypt into Gaza since the start of the conflict on 7 October 2023. The same day, UNICEF also published an infographic highlighting the impact of the war on education in the Gaza Strip.


  • On 12 November, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO Regional Directors issued a joint statementcalling for urgent international action to end the ongoing attacks on hospitals in Gaza.


  • On 11 November, UNDP issued a statement expressing deep distress over reports that the UN compound in Gaza City had been shelled. While UN staff had vacated the premises in October, several hundred people had sought refuge in the compound.


  • On 10 November, WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus provided a briefing on the health situation in Gaza at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.


  • On 10 November, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini called on Arab States at an extraordinary summit meeting in Riyadh to increase support for the Palestinian People amid the unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip.


  • On 9 November, the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee approved six draft resolutions relating to the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine question. Further details as well as links to the resolutions can be found here. The same day, the General Assembly’s Second Committee also approved three resolutions, including one demanding that Israel cease exploitation of natural resources in Occupied Palestinian Territory.


  • On 9 November, UNDP and ESCWA released a joint rapid assessment report titled “The Gaza War: Expected Socio-Economic Impacts on the State of Palestine” which compiles data and employs various analytical tools to simulate the impacts of the war under different scenarios.


This newsletter informs about recent and upcoming activities of Civil Society Organizations working on the question of Palestine. The Committee and the Division for Palestinian Rights of the UN Secretariat provide the information “as is” without warranty of any kind, and do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, or reliability of the information contained in the websites linked in the newsletter.



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Half a million children are victims of Israel’s ongoing aggression on Gaza Strip

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has stated that its estimates show that the number of Palestinian children who have become victims of Israel’s ongoing aggression on the Gaza Strip for 36 consecutive days has reached half a million, including those killed, injured, and those whose homes have been destroyed or damaged.

The Monitor also reported that 6100 children have been killed or are missing under the rubble of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes.

It also stated that more than 15,500 children have suffered various injuries, with the condition of dozens of them described as critical, while dozens of others have had amputations and hundreds have suffered severe burns in various parts of their bodies.

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Gaza’s Ongoing Genocide: A Call for Immediate Global Action || By: Ihsan Adel and Katherine Gallagher

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Statement for sign-on: Ending complicity in international crimes: a two-way arms embargo on Israel

statement prepared by Al-Haq, WILPF and ISHR

Please note that the statement will be published Wednesday 8 November at 17:00 CET.

It will remain open for sign-on and the list of signatories will be updated on a rolling basis.

If you have questions you can contact:,, 

Ending complicity to international crimes: a two-way arms embargo on Israel

The undersigned organisations demand that States that have provided and continue to provide arms and other forms of military assistance to Israel, adhere to their legal obligations and act resolutely and urgently to prevent Israel from perpetuating further international crimes and other serious violations of international law. This includes their obligations to prevent the commission of

We remind these States that their binding obligations under international humanitarian law, international human rights law, international criminal law, and other international law, including the United Nations (UN) Charter, require that they put an immediate stop to such transfers, and suspend all licenses for arms destined to Israel from their jurisdictions.

States parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) have additional binding obligations under the treaty, and so do States under relevant regional and national legal instruments on arms control.

We recall that providing arms or military support to Israel may make exporting States complicit in its actions.

States’ Facilitation of International Crimes against Palestinians through the Provision of Arms and Military Support

Since the launching of its large-scale retaliatory military offensive on Gaza on 7 October 2023, the Israeli military has carried out indiscriminate, disproportionate and other unlawful attacks against civilian infrastructure causing widespread civilian casualties, including through the illegal use of
explosive weapons and white phosphorus.

As of 2pm on 5 November 2023, Israel’s military offensive has resulted in the killing of 9,770 Palestinians, including 4,008 children and 2,550 women, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. In addition, about 2,260 Palestinians, including 1,270 children, have been reported missing and are presumed to be trapped or dead under the rubble.

With “nowhere is safe in Gaza,” Palestinian civilians in besieged Gaza, including a million children, are trapped in dire conditions under almost constant bombing, where they have no access to safe shelter, food, water, electricity, or fuel. “The complete siege of Gaza coupled with unfeasible evacuation orders and forcible population transfers, is a violation of international humanitarian and criminal law,” as decried by UN experts. On 27 October, the UN General Assembly, in a resolution adopted at its emergency special session, stressed “the imperative, under international humanitarian law, of ensuring that civilians are not deprived of objects indispensable to their survival.”

Statements by Israeli officials urged that “the emphasis is on damage and not on accuracy”, and called for “erasing the Gaza Strip from the face of the earth”. In a span of under a week, Israel deployed around 6,000 bombs, almost the same quantity as the US had released in Afghanistan over the course of a year. We are particularly concerned with reports of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including attacks on health personnel, journalists, hospitals, schools, mosques, churches, bakeries, telecommunications infrastructure and areas marked for safe passage. Many of these acts may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and other grave violations of international law, including incitement to commit acts of genocide.

UN human rights experts sounded the alarm on 19 October 2023, “There is an ongoing campaign by Israel resulting in crimes against humanity in Gaza. Considering statements made by Israeli political leaders and their allies, accompanied by military action in Gaza and escalation of arrests and killing in the West Bank, there is also a risk of genocide against the Palestine people”, emphasising that “There are no justifications or exceptions for such crimes. We are appalled by the inaction of the international community in the face of belligerent war-mongering.”

In addition to carpet-bombing Gaza, Israel has escalated its repression and collective punishment against the Palestinian people on both sides of the Green Line. Between 7 October and 2:00 pm on 5 November 2023, in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Israeli occupying forces and settlers killed 149 Palestinians, including 44 children. Furthermore, the Knesset’s National Security Committee continued with “the government’s broader plan to arm Jewish Israeli civilians”, by loosening Israel’s gun control and reportedly making an additional 400,000 Jewish-Israelis eligible to have a licence for guns.

Continued arms transfers to Israel in spite of evidence of crimes and other violations

In the midst of these attacks, and despite well-documented and reported grave violations and crimes against the Palestinian population over the years, the supply of arms and military support to Israel from the United States (US), — the largest single provider of military aid to Israel for decades,— and from Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom (UK), — States Parties to the ATT —, has continued. At its 2021 Special Session on the grave human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, the UN Human Rights Council urged all States to refrain from transferring arms when they assess that there is a clear risk that such arms might be used to commit or facilitate serious violations or abuses of international human rights law or serious violations of international humanitarian law.

Our organisations are alarmed by the reported news that some States, including the US, the UK, and Germany, have in recent days decided to supply additional military equipment or ‘fast-track’ the supply of military equipment to Israel, in spite of ample evidence of war crimes being committed in Gaza.

International legal obligations relating to arms transfers
Among the applicable international legal obligations:

Customary international law

Pursuant to customary international law, as largely codified in the International Law Commission’s Draft Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts of 2001, a State that aids or assists another State in the commission of an internationally wrongful act by the latter is internationally responsible for doing so if: (a) that State does so with the knowledge of the circumstances of the internationally wrongful act; and (b) the act would be internationally wrongful if committed by that State (Article 16).

This applies to arms transfers, as well as to other forms of support that make a significant contribution to the unlawful act(s) such as logistical, technical or financial support, intelligence, or provision of other equipment.

International Humanitarian Law

Common Article 1 to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 places a standing obligation on States to “respect and ensure respect” for the Conventions’ protections in all circumstances. In its authoritative commentary to Common Article 1, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) explains that the Article 1 obligation requires, inter alia, that States “refrain from transferring weapons if there is an expectation, based on facts or knowledge of past patterns, that the weapons would be used to violate the Conventions.”

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

The express purpose of the ATT was to prevent and reduce human suffering by establishing common international standards for the transfer of conventional weapons. Its Preamble refers to the obligations to respect and ensure respect for International Humanitarian Law and to respect and ensure respect for human rights.

Under Article 6(3) of the ATT, States Parties undertake not to authorise any transfer of conventional arms if they have knowledge at the time of authorisation that arms or items would be used in the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilian objects or civilians protected as such, or other war crimes as defined by international agreements to which they are a Party.

Under Articles 7 and 11, State Parties undertake not to authorise any export of conventional arms, munitions, parts and components that would, inter alia, undermine peace and security or be used to commit serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.

EU Common Position on Arms Exports 2008/944/CFSP

European Union (EU) Member States are also bound by the terms of the Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 as common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment, and are, inter alia, required to “deny an export licence if there is a clear risk that the military technology or equipment to be exported might be used in the commission of serious violations of international humanitarian law.”

OSCE Principles Governing Conventional Arms Transfers

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) members, which include the US , are required to adhere to the OSCE Principles Governing Conventional Arms Transfers (OSCE Principles) in their arms export decisions. Principle 4 requires States to “promote and, by means of an effective national control mechanism, exercise due restraint in the transfer of conventional arms and related technology.” In order to give effect to that principle, States “will take into account” a number of factors in considering any proposed arms exports. They are then required to avoid any transfers which breach any or all of the OSCE criteria contained within the OSCE Principles.

It is clear that the continued supply of arms exports and military aid to Israel is in violation of all these obligations. Over the years, unchecked and in many cases arguably internationally unlawful military support to Israel has also enabled, facilitated and maintained Israel’s decades-long settler-colonial and apartheid regime imposed over the Palestinian people as a whole.

A failure to take action may also render States parties complicit in internationally wrongful acts through the aiding or abetting of international crimes and may give rise to the individual criminal responsibility of senior officials of these States for aiding and abetting the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity under Article 25(3)(c) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Given the overwhelming evidence, States providing weapons and other military assistance to Israel cannot claim that they are unaware of the myriad of serious violations of international law that are being, and have been, committed for decades. The provision of military equipment and military support to Israel with knowledge that they are likely to be used in serious violations of international law, including international crimes, invites charges of complicity.

As Israel continues to import weapons, with over USD 4 billion annually from the US and Germany alone, it has also established itself as a leader in the cybersecurity and surveillance industry and is among the world’s largest exporters of weapons, ranking tenth in 2022. Such technologies are often promoted as having been successfully tested on the Palestinian population in the context of Israel’s long-standing occupation during which they have also often been developed. Our organisations therefore further demand that States put an end to and denounce imports of arms and surveillance technology from Israel.

Demands for Immediate Measures by States:

Imposing a two-way arms embargo on Israel is both a legal and a moral obligation. Pending such an embargo, all States must immediately suspend all transfers of military items and associated services and assistance to Israel. ATT States Parties must immediately terminate current, and prohibit future transfers to Israel of conventional arms, munitions, parts and components referred to in Articles 2(1), 3 and 4 of the ATT.

In addition to imposing a two-way arms embargo, States must also refrain from concluding any military cooperation agreements, including military training and intelligence operational cooperation, which could implicate them in international crimes and other serious violations of international law.

Our organisations hence call on:

1. All States to call for an immediate ceasefire, the unconditional and unimpeded access of fuel and humanitarian aid, including water, food, and medical supplies, into the Gaza Strip to alleviate the dire humanitarian crisis, and the immediate lifting of the 16-year-long illegal blockade and closure;
2. The US, the UK, Germany, Canada, and Italy and other States that authorise the continued transfer of arms, and other forms of military support to Israel to:

  • immediately bring an end to such transfers in accordance with their international law obligations, and

  • immediately halt the provision of any materiel, equipment or other commodity that may foreseeably be used in the commission of serious international law violations including international crimes;

3. States importing arms and surveillance technology from Israel to immediately halt all such imports;

4. Transit States to refuse to have their ports and airports used for transferring arms to Israel; and
5. All ATT States Parties to cooperate within relevant international and regional organisations to impose a two-way embargo on transfers of military items to and from Israel, including by supporting the prompt organisation of an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of States Parties, as provided in Article 17.5 of the ATT.

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MA COSA E’ REALMENTE ACCADUTO IL 7 OTTOBRE? da OCCHI SUL MONDO Blog di informazione e geopolitica DiAndrea Puccio Nov 5, 2023


Stanno emergendo prove che più della metà degli israeliani uccisi erano combattenti; che le forze israeliane erano responsabili della morte di alcuni dei loro stessi civili; e che Tel Aviv abbia diffuso false storie sulle “atrocità di Hamas” per giustificare il suo devastante attacco aereo contro i civili palestinesi a Gaza.

Due settimane dopo l’assalto di Hamas contro Israele il 7 ottobre, un quadro più chiaro di ciò che è accaduto, chi è morto e chi ha ucciso, sta ora cominciando a emergere.

Invece del massacro di civili su vasta scala rivendicato da Israele, i dati parziali pubblicati dal quotidiano ebraico Haaretz mostrano che quasi la metà degli israeliani uccisi quel giorno erano in realtà combattenti: soldati o poliziotti.

Nel frattempo, due settimane di generalizzate notizie da parte dei media occidentali secondo cui Hamas avrebbe ucciso circa 1.400 civili israeliani durante il suo attacco militare del 7 ottobre sono servite ad infiammare gli animi e a creare il clima per la distruzione incontrollata della Striscia di Gaza e della sua popolazione civile da parte di Israele.

I resoconti del bilancio delle vittime israeliane sono stati filtrati e distorti per suggerire che quel giorno si sia verificato un massacro di civili su larga scala, con neonati, bambini e donne i principali obiettivi di un attacco terroristico.

Ora, le statistiche dettagliate sulle vittime pubblicate dal quotidiano israeliano Haaretz dipingono un quadro completamente diverso. A partire dal 23 ottobre, il quotidiano ha rilasciato informazioni su 683 israeliani uccisi durante l’attacco guidato da Hamas, compresi i loro nomi e i luoghi della loro morte il 7 ottobre.

Di queste, 331 vittime, ovvero il 48,4%, sono state confermate essere soldati e agenti di polizia, molti dei quali donne. Altri 13 sono descritti come membri del servizio di soccorso, e i restanti 339 sono apparentemente considerati civili.

Sebbene questo elenco non sia completo e rappresenti solo circa la metà del bilancio delle vittime dichiarato da Israele, quasi la metà delle persone uccise nello scontro sono chiaramente identificate come combattenti israeliani.

Inoltre, finora non sono stati registrati decessi di bambini di età inferiore ai tre anni, il che mette in discussione la narrativa israeliana secondo cui i bambini erano presi di mira dai combattenti della Resistenza Palestinese. Delle 683 vittime totali segnalate finora, sette erano di età compresa tra 4 e 7 anni e nove di età compresa tra 10 e 17 anni. Le restanti 667 vittime sembrano essere adulti.

Il numero e la percentuale di civili e bambini palestinesi tra quelli uccisi dai bombardamenti israeliani nelle ultime due settimane, oltre 5.791 morti, inclusi 2.360 bambini e 1.292 donne, e più di 18.000 feriti, sono di gran lunga superiori a qualsiasi di queste cifre israeliane emerse dagli eventi del 7 ottobre.


L’audace Operazione militare guidata da Hamas, nome in codice Onda di Al-Aqsa, si è svolta con un drammatico attacco all’alba intorno alle 6:30 (ora della Palestina) del 7 ottobre. Ciò è stato accompagnato da un frastuono di sirene che hanno rotto il silenzio della Gerusalemme Occupata, segnalando l’inizio di quello che è diventato un evento straordinario nei 75 anni di storia dello Stato di Occupazione.

Secondo il portavoce dell’ala armata di Hamas, le Brigate Al-Qassam, circa 1.500 combattenti palestinesi hanno attraversato la formidabile barriera di separazione Gaza-Israele.

Tuttavia, questa fuga non si è limitata alle sole forze di Hamas; numerosi combattenti armati appartenenti ad altre fazioni come la Jihad Islamica Palestinese (PIJ) hanno successivamente violato la linea dell’armistizio, insieme ad alcuni palestinesi non affiliati ad alcuna milizia organizzata.

Quando è diventato evidente che non si trattava di una normale Operazione di Resistenza, centinaia di video hanno rapidamente inondato i social media, raffiguranti truppe e coloni israeliani morti, feroci scontri a fuoco tra varie parti e israeliani catturati e portati a Gaza.

Questi video sono stati girati con i telefoni israeliani o diffusi da combattenti palestinesi che filmavano la loro stessa Operazione. Fu solo qualche ora dopo che iniziarono ad emergere accuse più raccapriccianti e decisamente dubbie.


Aviva Klompas, ex autrice di discorsi per la missione israeliana alle Nazioni Unite, è stata la prima israeliana autorevole a diffondere la notizia secondo cui c’erano notizie di “ragazze israeliane violentate e i loro corpi trascinati per strada”.

Ha pubblicato questo post su X (ex Twitter) alle 21:18 (ora della Palestina), il 7 ottobre, sebbene un editoriale di Klompa pubblicato su Newsweek alle 00:28 (ora della Palestina), l’8 ottobre, non facesse menzione di alcuna violenza sessuale.

Klompas è anche la co-fondatrice di Boundless Israel, un “gruppo di pensiero attivo” che lavora “per rivitalizzare l’istruzione in Israele e intraprendere azioni collettive coraggiose per combattere l’odio verso gli ebrei”. Un gruppo di beneficenza “impenitentemente sionista” che lavora per promuovere le narrazioni israeliane sui social media.

L’unico caso pubblicizzato come prova di stupro era quello di una giovane donna tedesco-israeliana di nome Shani Louk, che è stata filmata a faccia in giù nel retro di un camioncino e creduta morta.

Non era chiaro se i combattenti filmati con Louk nel veicolo diretto a Gaza fossero membri di Hamas, poiché non indossavano le uniformi o le insegne delle truppe di Al-Qassam identificabili in altri video di Hamas, alcuni indossavano addirittura abiti civili e sandali.

Più tardi, sua madre affermò di avere le prove che sua figlia era ancora viva, ma aveva subito una grave ferita alla testa. Ciò risulta vero dalle informazioni rilasciate da Hamas secondo le quali Louk era in cura per le sue ferite in un non meglio specificato ospedale di Gaza.

A complicare ulteriormente le cose, il giorno in cui sono emerse queste accuse di stupro, gli israeliani non avrebbero avuto accesso a queste informazioni. Le loro forze armate non erano ancora entrate in molte, se non nella maggior parte, delle aree liberate dalla Resistenza ed erano ancora impegnate in scontri armati con loro su più fronti.

Tuttavia, queste accuse di stupro hanno preso vita propria, tanto che lo stesso Presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden ha affermato, durante un discorso giorni dopo, che le donne israeliane erano state “violentate, aggredite e sfoggiate come trofei” dai combattenti di Hamas. È importante notare che l’articolo di The Forward (l’Avanti) dell’11 ottobre riportava che l’esercito israeliano aveva riconosciuto di non avere prove di tali accuse in quel momento.

Quando in seguito l’esercito fece le proprie accuse di decapitazioni, amputazioni e stupri, la Reuters sottolineò che “il personale militare che supervisionava il processo di identificazione non presentava alcuna prova forense sotto forma di immagini o referti clinici”. Ad oggi non è stata presentata alcuna prova credibile di queste atrocità.

Altre accuse oltraggiose, come la storia che Hamas “ha decapitato 40 bambini”, hanno fatto notizia e riempito le prime pagine di innumerevoli giornali occidentali. Perfino Biden ha affermato di aver visto “foto di terroristi che decapitano bambini”. Le affermazioni risalgono al colono e soldato riservista israeliano David Ben Zion, che in precedenza aveva istigato violenti attacchi contro i palestinesi e chiesto che la città di Huwara in Cisgiordania fosse spazzata via. Non è mai stata prodotta alcuna prova a sostegno di queste affermazioni e la stessa Casa Bianca ha confermato in seguito che Joe Biden non aveva mai visto foto del genere.


Ci sono poche o nessuna prova credibile che i combattenti palestinesi avessero un piano per, o deliberatamente cercato di, uccidere o danneggiare i civili israeliani disarmati il ​​7 ottobre. Dai filmati disponibili, vediamo che si sono impegnati principalmente con le forze armate israeliane, causando la morte di centinaia di soldati di occupazione. Come ha chiarito il 12 ottobre il Portavoce delle Brigate Qassam, Abu Obeida:

“L’Operazione Onda di Al-Aqsa mirava a distruggere la Divisione Gaza (un’unità dell’esercito israeliano ai confini di Gaza) che è stata attaccata in 15 punti, seguita dall’attacco di altri 10 obiettivi militari. Abbiamo attaccato il sito di Zikim e diversi altri insediamenti fuori dal quartier generale della Divisione Gaza”.

Abu Obeida e altri funzionari della Resistenza affermano che l’altro obiettivo chiave della loro operazione era prendere prigionieri israeliani da poter scambiare con i circa 5.300 prigionieri palestinesi detenuti nelle carceri israeliane, molti dei quali sono donne e minori.

Il vice capo dell’ufficio politico di Hamas Saleh Al-Arouri, in un’intervista dopo l’Operazione, ha sottolineato: “Abbiamo un numero elevato e qualitativo e alti ufficiali. Tutto quello che possiamo dire ora è che la libertà dei nostri prigionieri è a portata di mano”.

Entrambe le parti giocano a questo gioco: dall’inizio dell’assalto militare a Gaza, Israele ha rastrellato e imprigionato più di 1.200 palestinesi nella Cisgiordania Occupata. Ad oggi ci sono stati 38 accordi di scambio di prigionieri tra le fazioni della Resistenza e Tel Aviv, accordi a cui gli israeliani spesso resistono fino all’ultimo minuto.

Mentre arrivano queste testimonianze, stanno emergendo rapporti secondo cui le autorità israeliane hanno intensificato i maltrattamenti, le torture e persino l’uccisione dei prigionieri palestinesi sotto la loro custodia, una violazione delle Convenzioni di Ginevra, che, ironicamente, un attore non statale come Hamas sembra aver seguito alla lettera.

In relazione agli eventi del 7 ottobre, ci sono sicuramente alcuni video che ritraggono israeliani forse disarmati, uccisi nei loro veicoli o all’ingresso delle strutture, affinché le truppe palestinesi potessero accedervi.

Ci sono anche video che mostrano i combattenti impegnati in sparatorie con le forze armate israeliane, mentre nel mezzo c’erano israeliani disarmati che si mettevano al riparo, oltre a video di combattenti che sparavano verso le case e lanciavano granate nelle aree fortificate. Le testimonianze oculari suggeriscono anche che le granate siano state lanciate nei rifugi antiaerei, anche se non è chiaro da chi.

Anche durante il “festival di pace” israeliano, che è stato citato come l’attacco più mortale commesso dai combattenti palestinesi durante la loro operazione, sono emersi video che sembravano mostrare le forze israeliane che aprivano il fuoco attraverso una folla di civili disarmati, verso obiettivi che credevano fossero membri di Hamas. ABC News ha anche riferito che un carro armato israeliano si era diretto verso il luogo del festival.


Nel suo rapporto sugli eventi del Kibbutz Be’eri, la ABC News ha fotografato pezzi di artiglieria simili a munizioni israeliane all’esterno di una casa bombardata. Il giornalista David Muir ha riferito che in seguito all’attacco sono stati ritrovati combattenti di Hamas, coperti da teli di plastica.

Inoltre, i video della scena mostrano case che sembrano essere state colpite da munizioni che i combattenti di Hamas non posseggono. Muir ha riferito che circa 14 persone sono state tenute in ostaggio in un edificio da combattenti palestinesi.

Un articolo di Haaretz in lingua ebraica pubblicato il 20 ottobre, che appare solo in inglese in un articolo di Mondoweiss da leggere assolutamente, dipinge una storia molto diversa di ciò che accadde a Be’eri quel giorno. Un residente del Kibbutz che era lontano da casa, la cui compagna è stata uccisa nello scontro, rivela nuovi sorprendenti dettagli:

“Gli trema la voce quando gli viene in mente la sua compagna, che in quel momento era assediata nella sua casa. Secondo lui, solo lunedì notte (9 ottobre) e solo dopo che i comandanti sul campo avevano preso decisioni difficili, compreso il bombardamento delle case con tutti i loro occupanti all’interno per eliminare i terroristi insieme agli ostaggi, l’IDF ha ripreso completamente il controllo del kibbutz. Il prezzo fu terribile: furono uccise almeno 112 persone a Be’Eri. Altri sono stati rapiti. Ieri, 11 giorni dopo il massacro, in una delle case distrutte sono stati scoperti i corpi di una madre e di suo figlio. Si ritiene che altri corpi giacciano ancora tra le macerie”.

Le prove fotografiche della distruzione di Be’Eri confermano il suo racconto. Solo le munizioni pesanti dell’esercito israeliano avrebbero potuto distruggere le abitazioni in questo modo.


Yasmin Porat, una sopravvissuta del Kibbutz Be’eri, ha detto in un’intervista per un programma radiofonico israeliano, condotto dall’emittente di Stato Kan, che le forze israeliane “hanno eliminato tutti, compresi gli ostaggi”, affermando inoltre che “c’era un fuoco incrociato molto, molto pesante” e persino bombardamenti di carri armati.

Porat aveva partecipato al festival di Nova e aveva testimoniato del trattamento umano ricevuto durante le diverse interviste condotte con i media israeliani. Ha spiegato che quando è stata tenuta prigioniera, i combattenti di Hamas “sono stati civili”, dicendole in ebraico: “Guardami bene, non ti uccideremo. Vogliamo portarti a Gaza. Non ti uccideremo. Quindi stai calma, non morirai. Ha anche aggiunto quanto segue:

“Ci davano da bere quando avevamo sete. Quando vedevano che eravamo nervosi ci rassicuravano. È stato molto spaventoso ma nessuno ci ha maltrattato. Fortunatamente non mi è successo niente di simile a quello che ho sentito dai media”.

Sempre più spesso, e con orrore di alcuni funzionari e organi di stampa israeliani, testimoni oculari israeliani e sopravvissuti allo spargimento di sangue testimoniano di essere stati trattati con umanità dai combattenti palestinesi. Il 24 ottobre, l’emittente di stato israeliana Kan ha lamentato il fatto che all’ostaggio Yocheved Lifshitz, rilasciata da Hamas il giorno prima, sia stato permesso di rilasciare dichiarazioni in diretta.

Mentre veniva consegnata agli intermediari della Croce Rossa, l’anziana prigioniera israeliana è stata ripresa dalla telecamera mentre si voltava per stringere la mano del suo rapitore di Hamas nel suo ultimo addio. La trasmissione in diretta di Lifshitz, in cui ha parlato del suo calvario durato due settimane, ha “umanizzato” ancora di più i suoi rapitori di Hamas mentre raccontava la sua vita quotidiana con i combattenti:

“Sono stati molto gentili. Si sono presi cura di noi. Ci hanno dato delle medicine e siamo stati curati. Uno degli uomini con noi è rimasto gravemente ferito in un incidente in moto. I loro paramedici (di Hamas) si sono presi cura delle sue ferite, gli hanno dato medicine e antibiotici. Le persone erano amichevoli. Hanno mantenuto il posto molto pulito. Erano molto preoccupati per noi”.


È essenziale riconoscere che in molti resoconti dei giornalisti occidentali sul campo, la maggior parte delle informazioni riguardanti le azioni dei combattenti di Hamas provengono dall’esercito israeliano, un partecipante attivo al conflitto.

Le prove emergenti ora indicano che esiste un’alta probabilità, soprattutto a causa dell’entità dei danni infrastrutturali, che le forze militari israeliane possano aver deliberatamente ucciso prigionieri, sparato su obiettivi sbagliati o scambiato israeliani per palestinesi nei loro scontri a fuoco. Se l’unica fonte di informazione per una grave affermazione fatta è l’esercito israeliano, allora bisogna tener conto del fatto che ha motivo di nascondere i casi di fuoco amico.

Il fuoco amico israeliano dilagava, anche nei giorni successivi, da parte di un esercito con pochissima esperienza di combattimento reale. Nella città di Ashkelon (Askalan) l’8 ottobre, soldati israeliani hanno ucciso a colpi d’arma da fuoco e gridato insulti al corpo di un uomo che credevano fosse un combattente di Hamas, ma in seguito si sono resi conto di aver giustiziato un israeliano. Questo è solo uno dei tre esempi di fuoco amico avvenuti in un giorno, che hanno provocato l’uccisione di israeliani da parte delle loro stesse truppe.

Nella nebbia della guerra, le parti in conflitto hanno prospettive diverse su ciò che è accaduto durante l’attacco iniziale e sulle sue conseguenze. Non è in discussione il fatto che i gruppi armati palestinesi abbiano inflitto perdite significative all’esercito israeliano, ma nelle settimane e nei mesi a venire sarà in corso un ampio dibattito su tutto il resto.

È urgentemente necessaria un’indagine internazionale indipendente e imparziale, che abbia accesso alle informazioni di tutte le parti coinvolte nel conflitto. Né gli israeliani né gli americani saranno d’accordo su questo, il che di per sé suggerisce che Tel Aviv ha molto da nascondere.

Nel frattempo, i civili palestinesi a Gaza subiscono attacchi continui e indiscriminati con le armi pesanti più sofisticate esistenti, vivendo sotto la minaccia persistente di sfollamento forzato e potenzialmente irreversibile. Questo bombardamento aereo israeliano è stato reso possibile solo dal flusso di storie infondate sulle “atrocità di Hamas” che i media hanno cominciato a diffondere a partire dal 7 ottobre.

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the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip in numbers

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urgent appeal and a video of what can happen to people attempting to drive south from north Gaza

The Ministry of Health sends an urgent appeal to all countries and peoples of the world and all international institutionsad
• In view of the presence of hundreds of serious and critical cases of those wounded in the Israeli aggression, which exceeded the capabilities and carrying capacity of the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, which requires their exit to hospitals in the Arab Republic of Egypt, but the Israeli occupation insists on preventing their arrival to the southern Gaza Strip by blocking roads and targeting ambulances.
• We in the Ministry of Health informed the International Committee of the Red Cross of the necessity of providing protection and safe passage for the wounded to exit, but the International Committee of the Red Cross was unable to obtain the approval of the Israeli occupation. 

In the face of the urgent need to save the lives of the wounded, which is guaranteed by international humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention, we place everyone on their responsibilities,,,, and we announce before the eyes and eyes of the world that a convoy of ambulances will be moved carrying a large number of wounded to take them to the south of the Gaza Strip, taking Al-Rashid Street.  Al-Saheli, at exactly four o’clock in the afternoon this Friday, and we ask the International Committee of the Red Cross to accompany the convoy, the departure of which will coincide with the return of ambulances that have been detained in the southern Gaza Strip since yesterday and cannot move as a result of the Israeli occupation targeting them and all other humanitarian crews.

Ministry of Health
Gaza strip
Friday 11/3/2023
2:00 PM

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Urgent update: Health consequences of war on Gaza-November 2, 2023

The Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council is sharing information on the health implications of the genocidal attack on Gaza.  We will update in 3-4 days.  Please use this information to organize and call for a ceasefire now and significant humanitarian assistance immediately.

Day 26

Gaza: It has become challenging to accurately keep up with the level of death and destruction so here is partial accounting of the last 3 days…

·       In past 24 hours: two intensive bombings of Jabalia Refugee Camp in the north, 7 hostages were killed, and hundreds of Palestinians killed and injured.

·       Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch determined Israel has used white phosphorus weapons.

·       >9,000 killed, 2/3 women and children, (3,648 children) 460 elderly; one child every ten minutes

·       Injured: 22,219

·       >2,030 missing under rubble

·       Housing units destroyed 35,000, 165,000+ partially damaged (45% of total housing)

·       Education facilities destroyed 232

·       21 hospitals and 77 ambulances damaged, 1/3 of hospitals and 3/4 of primary health centers shut down

·       Bombing of and around the following hospitals: Turkish-Palestinian Friendship Hospital (only cancer hospital) shut down. Hospitals threatened: Al Ahli al-Arabi sheltering 3,000, al-Quds Hospital 400 patients, sheltering 12,000, Shifa Hospital 5,000 patients, sheltering 50,000

·       Patients at risk: >1,000 kidney failure, 9,000 cancer, 130 neonates in incubators

·       Critical shortages: drugs including antibiotics and morphine, blood products, supplies, fuel for electricity; water for drinking, washing wounds, cleaning instruments, ½ the staff at Shifa reported to have fevers; blunt crush injuries, shrapnel and  bullet injuries and  burns — will need intensive care treatment following surgery in order to survive.

·       All 13 hospitals in Gaza City and Northern Gaza under evacuation orders

·       16 health workers, 67 UNRWA staff, 34 civil defense killed while on duty

·       44 UNRWA installations damaged

·       20 WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) facilities damaged

·       7 churches and 47 mosques damaged

·       Internally displaced: approx. 1.4 million

·       Full electricity blackout, intermittent phone and internet blackout

·       Average wait time for normal bread portion: 4-6 hours

·       92% less water consumption than pre-hostilities, estimated 52,000 pregnant women and 30,000 babies are drinking brackish or contaminated water

·       Most of 65 sewage pumping facilities not operational

·       50% leakage in main water pipeline between Rafah and Khan Younis, none of 3 water pipelines from Israel functioning

·       625,000 students no access to education, 40% of educational facilities have been damaged or destroyed

·       217 aid trucks have entered since Oct 21

·       76 “exceptional cases” allowed to leave via Rafah into Egypt for urgent medical care, several hundred foreign nationals expected to leave

West Bank:

·       128 killed

·       >2,000 wounded

·       Increase Israeli settler attacks along with access restrictions by Israeli military, 800 Palestinians driven out of their homes and communities, 100 households in 15 different herding and Bedouin communities.


·       Leaked document: Israeli Ministry of Intelligence policy paper “Alternatives for a Political Directive for the Civilian Population in Gaza,” which advocates for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Gaza.

·       Hezbollah: group has carried out 105 attacks on Israel, claiming 120 Israeli military casualties (killed and injured), and the destruction of nine armed military vehicles; 48 Hezbollah fighters have been killed.

·       Hamas rocket fire into Israel continues

·       16 soldiers killed in northern Gaza

·       Palestinian citizens of Israel are facing attacks and discrimination


·       Wall Street is predicting big profits from war, aerospace and weapons industries have seen a 7% value increase since onset of attacks.

Sources: OCHAOPT, Democracy Now,  Mondoweiss, Ministry of Health, Haaretz, Citizen Evidence Lab, Human Rights Watch, Electronic Intifada, CNN, The Guardian, New York Times

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