Al Jazeera Video on AI Mission

In a moving story on Al Jazeera English, Amnesty International researcher Donatella Rovera walks through a bombed out home in Gaza and discusses how AI has found evidence that Israel fired into civilian areas.

Amnesty International has called upon the US to investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel and Hamas.

In other news, the UN has halted aid after it learned that supplies were seized by Hamas.  Meanwhile Arab TV stations have reported that a Lebanese ship carrying aid was fired upon by Israel. The Guardian reports:

A Lebanese boat said to be carrying ­humanitarian aid but which Israel claims is carrying activists, has been intercepted by the Israeli navy on its way to the Gaza Strip.

Reporters from the Arab TV stations al-Jadeed and al-Jazeera, who were on the vessel, said the Israelis fired at the ship before boarding it and beating the crew. The journalists said they were unable to show pictures of the incident as the Israeli force smashed their broadcast equipment.

At the moment, an estimated 80% of Palestinians in Gaza depend on UN assistance for food.

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4 thoughts on “Al Jazeera Video on AI Mission

  1. Thanks for sharing that video clip, Zahir. I think it's easy for those of us who are far geographically away from the conflict (and who have never visited the area) to imagine that civilians who were killed were just "in the wrong place at the wrong time", but when you see the density of a residential area like the one shown in the clip, you realize that there really couldn't have been many safe places–that every place was the "wrong place".

  2. Thanks for sharing that video clip, Zahir. I think it’s easy for those of us who are far geographically away from the conflict (and who have never visited the area) to imagine that civilians who were killed were just “in the wrong place at the wrong time”, but when you see the density of a residential area like the one shown in the clip, you realize that there really couldn’t have been many safe places–that every place was the “wrong place”.

  3. It seems the Obama team are being guilded by the Bush regime, in continuing funding the Israeli's with money and weapons. The terroristic actions of the Israel Jews prove, that they are terrorist. The US should take off their rose colored glasses, and do research into history ,that the Jews have been taking over the Palestianians land for over 70 years, and the Palestinians are fighting back. The US should STOP sending the Jews our tax money, or any weapons. Israel should give back the land that was stolen,

  4. It seems the Obama team are being guilded by the Bush regime, in continuing funding the Israeli’s with money and weapons. The terroristic actions of the Israel Jews prove, that they are terrorist. The US should take off their rose colored glasses, and do research into history ,that the Jews have been taking over the Palestianians land for over 70 years, and the Palestinians are fighting back. The US should STOP sending the Jews our tax money, or any weapons. Israel should give back the land that was stolen,