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December, 2018
Volume 44, Number 4
  
30 April 2018
J.D. Conor Mauro




A relative of Palestinian Mohammed al Maqid, 21, who was killed by Israeli security forces during the protests at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Gaza city on 28 April. (photo: Momen Faiz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Israel’s use of live fire in Gaza protests faces legal test (Chicago Tribune) Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday heard the first legal challenge of the military’s open-fire rules, after 39 Palestinians were killed and more than 1,700 wounded by Israeli fire during mass protests on the Gaza border over the past month…

He walked along an Israeli beach as far as Gaza. Then he vanished. (Washington Post) It is among the most heavily guarded borders in the world, yet on 7 September 2014, a slender Israeli man managed to squeeze through rolls of thick barbed wire and cross from Israel into the Gaza Strip. He has not been heard from since. The last confirmed sighting of Avera Mengistu, who was 26 at the time, was on Israeli army security cameras that followed his lonely silhouette marching steadfastly along the beach toward a fate unknown. Mengistu comes from a family of immigrants, Ethiopian Jews who arrived in 1991…

In Mumbai, a gathering in support of women and children victims of violence (AsiaNews) A “gathering for peace” to support women and girls who are victims of injustice, abuse and violence, organized by the archdiocese of Mumbai, will take place on 1 May…

Military bases in Syria’s Aleppo, Hama targeted by missiles (PressTV) Syria has announced that several of its military bases located in the provinces of Hama and Aleppo have come under missile fire. According to Syria’s state news agency on Sunday, “a new aggression with hostile missiles” happened at 10:30 p.m. local time, in which military positions in the Hama and Aleppo villages were targeted. The origins of the attacks are still unclear, but come several weeks after Russia and Syria said Israeli warplanes struck an air base in the Syrian province of Homs…



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