War in Gaza
By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2019
The escalation against Gaza serves the political needs of Netanyahu, who is desperately seeking a “unity government” to avoid being driven from power and facing criminal prosecution.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 April 2019
Those killed included three 17-year-old boys, bringing the total of children killed by Israeli forces in Gaza since the Great March of Return began to 52.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 March 2019
Hamas denied any responsibility for the two ineffectual rockets launched against Tel Aviv.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2018
Israeli strikes on Gaza, in blatant violation of international law, have demolished civilian structures and forced hundreds of families from their homes.
By Jean Shaoul, 11 August 2018
The latest round of fighting could torpedo a four-year truce between Israel and Hamas.
By James Cogan, 10 August 2018
The latest assault, which killed three people, follows repeated threats by the Israeli government to launch another full-scale military intervention.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 July 2018
A massive cut in US funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has led to the layoffs, part of an intensifying drive to starve Gazans into submission.
By Keith Jones, 16 July 2018
In recent days, Israel has stepped up its campaign to crush resistance in Gaza, intensifying its economic blockade, shooting scores of protesters, and mounting massive air strikes.
By Josh Varlin, 1 June 2018
Professor Katherine Franke, along with three other human rights activists, were deported from Israel as part of a crackdown on all opposition to Israeli government policy.
By Jean Shaoul, 31 May 2018
Israel’s armed forces carried out 65 air strikes on Tuesday and pre-dawn Wednesday in its biggest military attack on Gaza since 2014.
By Toplumsal Eşitlik, 19 May 2018
The Toplumsal Eşitlik (Social Equality) group condemns the massacre carried out by Israeli troops, as well as the cynical attempts of the Turkish government to pose as defenders of the Palestinian people.
By our reporters, 17 May 2018
“We need an anti-war movement. We now stand on the brink of a major war.”
By David Moore—SEP candidate for Senate in California, 17 May 2018
The Democratic senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, has a long record of support for the Israeli government’s war crimes.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 May 2018
The shooting dead of at least 60 unarmed protesters in Gaza, along with the wounding of over 2,700 more, is a war crime for which all involved bear collective and personal responsibility.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 May 2018
The bill explicitly defines Israel as a Jewish state, according nationality rights only to its Jewish as opposed to Palestinian citizens.
By Will Morrow, 1 May 2018
Pompeo’s statements express the unanimous support of the US ruling elite and both its political parties for the policies of their key Middle Eastern ally.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2018
The latest bloodletting brings to 39 the number killed for marching in support of Palestinian refugees’ right of return.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 April 2018
Yesterday’s casualties follow Israel Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s earlier pledge of a “reaction of the harshest kind.”
By Jean Shaoul, 7 April 2018
Approximately 10,000 Palestinians took part in the second “March of Return” protest yesterday, with rallies called for Friday evening and Saturday in cities in the US, Britain, France and elsewhere in Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 April 2018
The Israeli government has taken the response of the US and the major European powers as a green light to act with impunity in drowning Palestinian protest and resistance in blood.
By Jean Shaoul and Barry Grey, 2 April 2018
Major American media outlets, led by the New York Times, are treating the Israeli military’s mass killing and wounding of unarmed, peaceful Palestinian protesters as a non-event.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 September 2017
The combined measures of Israel and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas have reduced Gaza to 19th century conditions.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 August 2016
Israel’s military advocate general concluded that the 2014 shelling of a United Nations school in Rafah in which 10 people died was entirely lawful since “proper procedures had been followed.”
By Fred Mazelis, 22 June 2016
An Israeli filmmaker has brought 50-year-old tape recordings about the Six-Day War and their implications to life on the screen.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 August 2015
Millions of people around the world saw the war for what it was—a crime of historic proportions against a cruelly abused population.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 August 2015
The physical suffering has taken a particularly heartbreaking toll on children’s mental health.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 August 2015
The assault was marked by immense Israeli firepower directed at an essentially defenceless civilian population.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 June 2015
The UN commission recognised that the death and destruction carried out by Israel last year followed the atrocities of previous wars on Gaza and Lebanon.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 February 2015
Israel’s war on Gaza last summer killed at least 2,205 Palestinians, including 540 children, according to UN estimates.
By Joseph Kishore, 9 February 2015
The United States is ratcheting up pressure for military escalation in Ukraine, and thus risking a war with Russia.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 September 2014
Following Israel’s 50-day war against a defenceless civilian population, most of Gaza’s 1.8 million inhabitants are now dependent on food aid.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2014
The political victimization of Salaita in the name of “democracy” is another chilling warning that core democratic rights, including academic freedom, are incompatible with a society dominated by social inequality and the drive to war.
By Will Morrow, 13 September 2014
The pseudo-left organisation Socialist Alternative is being targeted because of its opposition to the Israeli war against Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 September 2014
While the Israeli working class faces more austerity, the Palestinian Authority has estimated that the reconstruction of Gaza will cost about $7.8 billion.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 September 2014
Netanyahu has faced criticism from within his Likud party and his coalition government for calling off military action short of his declared intention of obliterating Hamas and without consulting his security cabinet.
By Stéphane Hugues, 29 August 2014
Workers and youth must oppose the government’s victimisation of a member of the pseudo-left New Anti-capitalist Party.
By Barry Grey, 28 August 2014
The indecisive manner in which the latest Gaza war has apparently concluded—leaving a horrific toll of death and destruction among the Palestinians and an unusually high number of dead Israeli soldiers—has left large sections of the Israeli population questioning what the war was all about and why it was waged.
By Peter Symonds, 27 August 2014
While the truce holds out the prospect of an end to Israel’s one-sided war on Gaza, the Israeli military remains poised to resume action at the slightest pretext.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 August 2014
The principled and courageous denunciation of the slaughter of Palestinians is symptomatic of a terminal crisis of Zionism.
More Israeli crimes against Palestinians
By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2014
Israeli air strikes killed another 26 in Gaza Thursday, including three top Hamas leaders.
By Patrick Martin, 21 August 2014
The deliberate targeting of family members of Hamas officials is a war crime under international law.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 August 2014
Netanyahu ordered the Israeli delegation to withdraw from truce talks in Cairo.
By Richard Dufour, 18 August 2014
Turning a blind eye to the civilian victims of Israel’s assault on Gaza, Ottawa is continuing its role as an enthusiastic defender of the war crimes of the Zionist state.
By Chris Marsden, 16 August 2014
Israel’s truce with Hamas held for a second day Friday, as talks continued between the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and all three main Palestinian factions—including Fatah and Islamic Jihad.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 August 2014
The Pentagon is embracing the doctrine that the next major US military interventions will most likely be against the populations of major urban centers.
By Mike Head, 14 August 2014
Backed by the Obama administration, the Israeli government is insisting on the continuation of the ghetto-like conditions it has imposed in Gaza.
By Peter Symonds, 12 August 2014
A month of Israeli attacks has compounded the hardships confronting the Palestinian population of 1.8 million.
By Paul Bond, 11 August 2014
The size of the action demonstrated the outrage felt by broad sections of the population at the horrific violence unleashed on the Palestinian people in Gaza.
By our reporters, 11 August 2014
Some of those attending Saturday’s protest in London spoke to the WSWS.
By Zac Hambides, 11 August 2014
Up to 2,500 people in Sydney and 600 in Melbourne marched on Saturday in opposition to the continued bombardment of the Gaza by the Israel Defence Forces after a three - day ceasefire ended. Almost 2,000 Palestinians have been killed and at least 60,000 have had their homes destroyed by Israeli missiles.
By our reporter, 11 August 2014
On August 9 a massive protest took place in Cape Town, South Africa, opposing Israel’s bloody offensive against the population of the Gaza Strip.
By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2014
Israeli air strikes and artillery fire killed at least five Palestinians Friday, including a child.
Resolution of the SEP Third National Congress
9 August 2014
This resolution was adopted unanimously by the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in the United States.
By our reporters, 9 August 2014
The meeting outlined a socialist strategy against war based on the unification of the international working class.
By our reporters, 9 August 2014
Some of those attending the Bradford, West Yorkshire public meeting on the Gaza massacre spoke to the World Socialist Web Site .
By Kristina Betinis, 8 August 2014
AAUP union leader Cary Nelson has defended the university administration’s action.
By Peter Symonds, 7 August 2014
The Palestinian enclave remains under siege, with Israel assured of US support should it restart its murderous offensive.
By Matthew MacEgan, 6 August 2014
IDF company sergeant Eran Efrati published details on social media last week concerning the intentional targeting of civilians by Israeli soldiers in Gaza.
By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2014
The latest 72-hour ceasefire could evaporate just as quickly as the last.
By our reporters, 5 August 2014
Despite a campaign of official intimidation, hundreds of people demonstrated in Berlin on Saturday against the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
By Tony Robson, 5 August 2014
Protestors in central Manchester speak out against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza.
By Pierre Mabut, 5 August 2014
Demonstrators denounced the French government’s support for the onslaught against Gaza and its charges that opponents of Israeli policy are anti-Semites.
By Peter Symonds, 4 August 2014
The war crimes being carried out in Gaza today are the most brutal expression of what is being prepared against the international working class.
By Daniel O’Flynn, 4 August 2014
Thousands of protestors gathered outside the Israeli embassy in London, Friday, to express their opposition to Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip
By John Braddock, 4 August 2014
Around 400 people protested in New Zealand’s capital city Wellington on Saturday against the murderous invasion of Gaza by the Israeli armed forces. Protesters marched through the central city, chanting “Israel! USA! How many kids did you kill today?” and “Free! Free! Palestine.” One placard charged Israel with carrying out war crimes. It was the third week of rallies and marches that have attracted thousands of people in Wellington, Auckland and regional centres.
By Peter Symonds, 2 August 2014
Confident of Washington’s backing, the Israeli government was never serious about abiding by the ceasefire or entering talks with Palestinian factions in Egypt.
By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2014
The death toll among Palestinians is nearing 1,500, including more than 300 children.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 August 2014
While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment by the Israeli army of Gaza, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 July 2014
As the horrific images of the latest massacres emerged from Gaza, newspapers carried the report that the Obama administration had agreed with the EU to impose sweeping sanctions—not against Israel, but against Russia.
By Mike Head, 31 July 2014
The Pentagon’s announcement laid bare the hypocrisy of the Obama administration’s expressions of “concern” about Israel’s killing of Palestinian civilians.
By David Walsh, 31 July 2014
The murderous assault on the population of the Gaza Strip has horrified and outraged masses of people across the globe.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 July 2014
Tel Aviv claimed it had hit 110 “terror targets,” as its bombs and shells demolished Gaza’s only power plant while killing and wounding hundreds of civilians.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 July 2014
Netanyahu brushed aside UN and US appeals for an unconditional ceasefire, vowing to escalate and prolong the slaughter in Gaza.
By Nick Barrickman, 29 July 2014
The protests against war give the lie to the Israeli government claims that its actions are supported by the vast majority of Israeli society.
By Fred Mazelis, 29 July 2014
The world-famous conductor and pianist speaks for millions around the world, including many people in Israel itself.
By James Cogan, 28 July 2014
Netanyahu’s government has refused to even entertain Hamas’s terms for an end to the carnage.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 July 2014
Israel’s latest onslaught on Gaza was closely coordinated with Egypt, which evacuated its border guards in Rafah to avoid bombardment.
By our reporters, 28 July 2014
Reporters from the WSWS spoke to people attending rallies across the US, in Canada, and Europe.
By Kevin Martinez, 28 July 2014
Large crowds of workers and youth demonstrated against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza outside the Dearborn City Hall on Saturday.
By Kumaran Ira, 28 July 2014
On Friday and Saturday, thousands of people marched across Europe to protest the Israeli military onslaught in Gaza strip that has killed over 1,000 Palesntinians.
By a WSWS reporting team, 28 July 2014
More than four thousand people took to the streets of downtown Toronto last Saturday to denounce the Israeli government’s murderous assault on Gaza.
By Tom Peters, 28 July 2014
Thousands of people protested in the New Zealand cities of Auckland and Wellington on Saturday, for the second week in a row, to express their outrage over Israel's murderous assault on Gaza. The protests attracted a broad cross-section of people, including many young workers and students, and people from Palestinian and Middle Eastern backgrounds.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 July 2014
The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 26 July 2014
In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions.
By Carl Bronski, 26 July 2014
Canada’s social democratic New Democratic Party has come under criticism for its failure to denounce the assault on Gaza being carried out by the Israeli government.
By The WSWS International Editorial Board, 25 July 2014
What is required is a political perspective that can unite the working class of all religious and ethnic backgrounds in a common struggle for socialist internationalism.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 July 2014
Secretary of State Kerry shuttled between Egypt and Israel promoting a ceasefire proposal that amounts to an unconditional surrender by Gaza’s Palestinian population.
By Kumaran Ira, 24 July 2014
While supporting Israeli mass murder in Gaza, the Socialist Party, with the help of pseudo-left parties, seeks to control anti-war protests.
By Chris Marsden, 24 July 2014
Ever since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, the EU has taken part in wars for regime-change in the name of “human rights.”
By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2014
The same government that is wringing its hands over the airliner deaths in Ukraine and making the most provocative charges of moral responsibility, is totally complicit in the deaths in Gaza.
By Barry Grey, 23 July 2014
The US-led diplomatic offensive gives Israel a green light to continue its mass killing. It serves as a political accompaniment to Tel Aviv’s military violence.
By Sven Heymann and Peter Schwarz, 23 July 2014
Germany’s Left Party has taken on the task of defending the Israeli army’s brutal attack on Gaza.
By Tom Hall, 23 July 2014
Several of the demonstrators expressed their outrage to WSWS reporters over the Israeli assault on the defenseless population of Gaza.
By David Brown, 23 July 2014
Gunshots were fired into Al Jazeera's office in Gaza Tuesday, one day after Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, called for the network to be shut down.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 July 2014
The operations of armored columns and tens of thousands of troops in the densely populated Gaza Strip have sent the numbers of dead and wounded soaring.
By Barry Grey, 19 July 2014
On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by US television network executives.
By Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International, 18 July 2014
The aim of the offensive is to carry out mass killings and inflict mass destruction, leaving Gaza a smoking ruin.
By Mike Head, 17 July 2014
The Israeli government is preparing a full-scale ground assault, confident of Washington’s full support.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 July 2014
The Netanyahu government has seized on Hamas’s failure to immediately observe a cease-fire about which it was never consulted as the pretext for escalating its one-sided war against Gaza.
By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2014
The Israeli government admits to deliberately targeting mosques, hospitals, schools and private homes in its war against the Palestinian people.