In Gaza, 1000’s of individuals have taken to the streets to have a good time after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, ending Israel’s 11-day bombardment of the territory. At least 243 Palestinians, together with 66 kids, had been killed within the airstrikes and bombings. Rockets fired from Gaza additionally killed 12 folks in Israel.
Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, welcomes the ceasefire however stresses Palestinians demand extra than simply the top of bombing.
“We need [the] end of occupation, end of the blockade, self-determination, independence, dignity and freedom,” Sourani says.
Democracy Now! additionally speaks with Israeli political activist and journalist Orly Noy, who says U.S. President Joe Biden continues to be clinging to false claims about Israel’s self-defense.
“This was not about the protection of the Israeli citizens,” says Noy, editor of the Hebrew-language information website Local Call. “Over 240 casualties in Gaza have nothing to do with the security of Israeli citizens. Over 60 children dead in Gaza had nothing to do with the security of Israel.”
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