Kurdish people hold pictures of victims killed in a Turkish air raid during a demonstration on May 26, 2012, in Istanbul. (Photo credit BULENT KILIC/AFP/GettyImages)
On December 28, 2011, the Turkish militarykilled thirty-four of its own citizens, all civilians, most of them children in the Uludere/Qileban district, in Eastern Turkey. The youngest was twelve. A year has now passed and the families of these innocent people still wait for justice.
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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