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This video clearly demonstrates how racist America is as a country and how far we have to go to become a country that is civilized and actually values equal justice. We must not rest until this goal is achieved. I do not want my great grandchildren to live in a country like we have today. I wish for them to live in a country where differences of race and culture are not ignored but valued as a part of what makes America great.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Israel-Hamas War Latest News: Dire Conditions in Gaza, Deadly Raid in West Bank - The New York Times

For Gazans Relocating Once Again, Conditions Are ‘Horrific’

A woman in purple clothing and a purple head scarf, walks while, in one hand, holding the hands of two small children. In her other hand, she carries two orange bags. Two other women and several more children walk near her. In the background, stands a group of people.
Palestinians fleeing Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip this month.Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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"As Israel’s invasion of Rafah stretches into its third week, hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the southern Gaza city have encountered miserable conditions in their new encampments and shelters.

Shortages of food, clean water and bathrooms have made the experience of relocating particularly dreadful, Gazans say, and price gouging has made the trip unaffordable for those who need transportation, including older and disabled people.

“We’re dealing with horrific circumstances,” said Khalil el-Halabi, a retired U.N. official in his 70s who left Rafah last week for Al-Mawasi, a beachside area that Israel has designated as a “humanitarian zone.”

Latest Photos from Israel and Gaza

  1. The Israeli police using a water cannon to disperse a protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government in Jerusalem.

    Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
  2. Displaced Palestinians along the beach in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza strip.

    Saher Alghorra/Associated Press
  3. Photographs of people kidnapped on Oct. 7, outside the Parliament in Jerusalem.

    Ammar Awad/Reuters
  4. A plane dropping humanitarian aid over Khan Younis.

    Mohammed Saber/EPA, via Shutterstock
  5. Mourners at a funeral at Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

    Ramadan Abed/Reuters
  6. Israelis in Jerusalem protesting against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government.

    Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
  7. Medical workers tending to a Palestinian who was wounded in a strike in Rafah.

    Hatem Khaled/Reuters
  8. Palestinians sifting through rubble at the site of a strike in Rafah.

    Hatem Khaled/Reuters
  9. Carrying the body of an Israeli soldier at his funeral in Netanya, Israel.

    Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Key Developments

  • Seven Palestinians, including a 50-year-old doctor, were killed and 19 others were wounded during an Israeli military raid in Jenin in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday morning, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Health Ministry. It was the latest in a series of near-nightly raids that Israeli officials describe as counterterrorism operations in the West Bank, where over 500 Palestinians have been killed since the war in Gaza began.

  • France expressed support for the International Criminal Court, taking the opposite stance of the United States and some other allies of Israel, after the court’s chief prosecutor said he would seek arrest warrants for leaders of both Israel and Hamas. “France supports the International Criminal Court, its independence and the fight against impunity in all situations,” the French Foreign Ministry said on Monday. In a statement, the ministry criticized “the unacceptable level of civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip” as well as the “antisemitic massacres perpetrated by Hamas.”

  • Crowds of Palestinians intercepted one of the first aid shipments to arrive in Gaza through a U.S.-built pier, grabbing and running off with its contents, officials said on Monday. The failed delivery on Saturday highlighted the challenge of securely distributing humanitarian assistance in a territory with serious food shortages. 

  • One of former President Donald J. Trump’s closest foreign policy advisers, Robert O’Brien, met with Mr. Netanyahu on Monday as part of a delegation of three former Trump officials that visited a number of Israeli leaders. Mr. O’Brien served as national security adviser to Mr. Trump and is expected to play a significant role in any second Trump administration.

A screenshot of The Associated Press’s broadcast from northern Gaza. The news organization said on Tuesday that Israeli officials had seized broadcasting equipment and cut its video feed.Associated Press

Israel’s Communications Ministry confiscated camera equipment from The Associated Press on Tuesday, claiming the agency had violated a new broadcasting law by providing images of northern Gaza to Al Jazeera.

The seizure was an escalation in Israel’s efforts to punish Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab broadcaster that the Israeli government voted to shut down two weeks ago. It raised questions about how far Israeli authorities would go to cut off the Qatari-funded channel, which has provided extensive coverage of Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

Lauren Easton, The A.P.’s vice president of corporate communications, denounced the Israeli government’s action, calling it “an abusive use” of a new law that provides authorities with tools to crack down on foreign media organizations.

The International Criminal Court has requested arrest warrants for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and for the leaders of Hamas, including Yahya Sinwar.

Palestinians in Gaza expressed mixed feelings after the chief prosecutor at the world’s top criminal court said he was seeking arrest warrants for leaders of both Israel and Hamas on war crimes charges, a move that many said equated victim with perpetrator.

“We deplore, denounce and are surprised by the decision of the International Criminal Court which places the accused, the victim, and the executioner in one cage,” said Zahir Essam, a 55-year-old living in Gaza City.

Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, announced on Monday his decision to apply for arrest warrants for Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’s leader in Gaza; Muhammad Deif, Hamas’s military chief; and Ismail Haniyeh, the movement’s Qatar-based top political official. He also said he would seek warrants for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant of Israel."

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