The 2014 Israeli war on Gaza

The massacre in Gaza and imperialist war policy

By Andre Damon, 16 May 2018

The defense by the imperialist powers of Israel’s murder of over 60 Palestinian demonstrators Monday makes clear that they have adopted the mass killing of unarmed civilians as a legitimate policy tool.

Mass murder in Gaza

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.

The slaughter in Gaza and the crisis of Israel on its 70th anniversary

By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2018

The number of unarmed demonstrators murdered by Israeli army snipers firing into Gaza has risen to at least 40, with another 5,000 wounded, 1,600 by live ammunition.

US media’s silent complicity in Israeli massacre in Gaza

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.

Military prosecutor clears Israeli forces in 2014 Gaza war

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.”

Censored Voices: A snapshot in time reveals war crimes

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.

One year since the war on Gaza

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.

The devastation of Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 28 August 2015

The physical suffering has taken a particularly heartbreaking toll on children’s mental health.

Amnesty International report details Israeli war crimes in 2014 bombing of Rafah

By Jean Shaoul, 3 August 2015

The assault was marked by immense Israeli firepower directed at an essentially defenceless civilian population.

UN report details Israeli war crimes in Gaza

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.

UN survey documents Israeli war crimes in Gaza

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.

US presses for military action against Russia

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.

Israel committed war crimes in Gaza, Amnesty International finds

By Jean Shaoul, 10 November 2014

Amnesty detailed eight instances in which people’s homes were attacked with large aerial bombs without warning, resulting in the deaths of at least 104 civilians, including 62 children.

UN envoy: Destruction in Gaza “truly shocking”

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.

The witch-hunting of Steven Salaita and the new McCarthyism

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.

Political witch-hunt against Socialist Alternative on Australian campuses

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.

Savage cuts in Israel follow Gaza war

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.

Netanyahu indicates Gaza ceasefire paves way for wider war

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.

French government moves to prosecute NPA organiser of Gaza protests

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.

Gaza truce sets stage for deepening of crisis in Israel

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.

Indefinite ceasefire commences in Gaza

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.

Holocaust survivors indict Israel’s massacre in Gaza

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

Killings in Gaza, arrests on West Bank

By Patrick Martin, 22 August 2014

Israeli air strikes killed another 26 in Gaza Thursday, including three top Hamas leaders.

Israeli airstrike kills wife and baby son of Hamas leader

By Patrick Martin, 21 August 2014

The deliberate targeting of family members of Hamas officials is a war crime under international law.

Israel resumes assault on Gaza

By Bill Van Auken, 20 August 2014

Netanyahu ordered the Israeli delegation to withdraw from truce talks in Cairo.

Canada’s callous indifference to human suffering in Gaza

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.

Evidence of Israeli war crimes mounts as Gaza cease-fire continues

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.

Gaza, Ukraine and US preparations for urban warfare

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.

Gaza truce extended but Israel refuses to end blockade

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.

The use of archaeology in Jerusalem as a political weapon

By Matthew MacEgan, 14 August 2014

The actions taken by some Israeli archaeologists operating in East Jerusalem have been heavily criticized for using a selective view of history in order to marginalize local Palestinian communities and drive them from their homes.

Israel rejects calls to lift Gaza blockade

By Peter Symonds, 12 August 2014

A month of Israeli attacks has compounded the hardships confronting the Palestinian population of 1.8 million.

150,000 protest in London against Israel’s siege of Gaza

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.

London: Protesters denounce mass murder in Gaza and biased BBC media coverage

By our reporters, 11 August 2014

Some of those attending Saturday’s protest in London spoke to the WSWS.

Continuing protests against Gaza massacre in Australia

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.

Over 100,000 protest in defence of Gaza in South Africa

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.

Israel resumes indiscriminate killings in Gaza

By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2014

Israeli air strikes and artillery fire killed at least five Palestinians Friday, including a child.

Oppose the Israeli assault on Gaza!

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.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds meeting in Bradford against war in Gaza

By our reporters, 9 August 2014

The meeting outlined a socialist strategy against war based on the unification of the international working class.

Bradford meeting: “What Israel is doing in Gaza is genocide—there is no other word for it”

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 .

University of Illinois blocks appointment of professor critical of Israeli crimes in Gaza

By Kristina Betinis, 8 August 2014

AAUP union leader Cary Nelson has defended the university administration’s action.

Shaky truce holds in the Gaza Strip

By Peter Symonds, 7 August 2014

The Palestinian enclave remains under siege, with Israel assured of US support should it restart its murderous offensive.

New Snowden leak highlights collaboration between NSA and Israeli intelligence

By Nick Barrickman, 6 August 2014

The NSA and Israeli ISNU cooperate to share and analyze data on governments throughout the Middle East.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers condemn destruction of Gaza

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.

Gaza death toll climbs over 1,800

By Peter Symonds, 5 August 2014

The latest 72-hour ceasefire could evaporate just as quickly as the last.

Demonstration against Gaza massacre in Berlin: “Enough is enough!”

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.

Anti-Gaza war demo in Manchester, UK

By Tony Robson, 5 August 2014

Protestors in central Manchester speak out against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza.

Protests in France against Israeli war on 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.

The slaughter in Gaza: A warning to the international working class

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.

Protesters denounce UK and US support for Israeli military massacres

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

Third week of protests in New Zealand over Gaza invasion

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.

Israel intensifies Gaza slaughter after ceasefire collapses

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.

Israel calls up more troops to join Gaza slaughter

By Patrick Martin, 1 August 2014

The death toll among Palestinians is nearing 1,500, including more than 300 children.

Charges of anti-Semitism used to intimidate and criminalise opponents of war in Germany

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.

Gaza, Ukraine and the fraud of “human rights” imperialism

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.

US rearms Israel as its war crimes mount in Gaza

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.

Filmmakers, actors, writers and doctors denounce Israeli violence against Gaza

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.

Israel carries out heaviest bombardment of Gaza war

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.

Gaza braces for new onslaught as Israel vows to expand war

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.

Thousands in Israel protest against Gaza bombardment

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.

Internationally renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim speaks out in sympathy with the Palestinians

By Fred Mazelis, 29 July 2014

The world-famous conductor and pianist speaks for millions around the world, including many people in Israel itself.

Israel resumes its onslaught on Gaza

By James Cogan, 28 July 2014

Netanyahu’s government has refused to even entertain Hamas’s terms for an end to the carnage.

Egypt leads Arab regimes in facilitating Israel’s assault on Gaza

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.

Rallies held in the US and around the world against Israeli invasion of Gaza

By our reporters, 28 July 2014

Reporters from the WSWS spoke to people attending rallies across the US, in Canada, and Europe.

Hundreds march in Dearborn, Michigan against Israeli crimes

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.

Protests spread across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza

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.

Toronto demonstration denounces Gaza assault, Canadian complicity

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.

New Zealand: Thousands protest against Israel's 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.

Israel rejects Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire

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.

India covers up Israeli war crimes in Gaza

By Deepal Jayasekera, 26 July 2014

In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions.

Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli war crimes

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.

The Gaza war crimes and the bankruptcy of nationalism

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.

US talks ceasefire as Israel intensifies Gaza slaughter

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.

New anti-Gaza war marches held in Paris and across France

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.

European Union backs Israel’s Gaza offensive

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.”

US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine

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.

Kerry’s diplomacy aids Israeli bloodbath 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.

How the German Left Party backs Israel’s war against Gaza

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.

Residents of Toledo, Ohio demonstrate against Gaza slaughter

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.

Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau fired on after threats from Israeli government

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.

Israeli bombs kill nearly 600 Palestinians

Gaza death toll doubles in four days

By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2014

Entire family groups have been slaughtered by indiscriminate Israeli bombing and shelling of the densely populated territory.

UK: Leeds protest against Gaza war condemns BBC blackout

By our reporters, 22 July 2014

Demonstrators on the protest in Leeds, West Yorkshire carried placards saying “BBC=British Brainwashing Channel” and shouted “We are all Palestinians now.”

The assault on Gaza: A historic crime

By Patrick Martin and Barry Grey, 21 July 2014

In its long and bloody history of aggression, Israel in the past four days has crossed a fundamental line. Its actions in Gaza are those of a society in a state of political and moral disintegration.

Israeli forces slaughter hundreds in weekend blitz in Gaza

By James Cogan, 21 July 2014

Large numbers of civilians in Shuja’iya were caught in the shelling and fighting.

Protests in Israel against Gaza war

By Jean Shaoul, 21 July 2014

More than 400 people have been killed in Gaza, many of them children, and another 3,000 injured while thousands more have been forced to flee their homes.

French Socialist Party government attacks anti-Gaza war protests

By Kumaran Ira, 21 July 2014

The PS government is banning and attacking protests against the mass murder carried out by the Israeli state in Gaza.

London rally draws tens of thousands to protest Gaza invasion

By our reporters, 21 July 2014

The London protest, called under the banner of “justice and freedom” for Palestine, chanted slogans including “Stop Israel’s war crimes” and “End Israeli Apartheid”.

Australia: Demonstrators denounce Israeli invasion of Gaza

By our reporters, 21 July 2014

“If the Palestinian people don’t have a voice, we have to give them a voice.”

US-backed Israeli invasion of Gaza unleashes death and destruction

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.

US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza

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.

Oppose the Israeli invasion of Gaza

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.

Backed by Obama, Israeli leaders threaten Gaza invasion

By Mike Head, 17 July 2014

The Israeli government is preparing a full-scale ground assault, confident of Washington’s full support.

After phony cease-fire, Israel vows to intensify Gaza bloodbath

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.

Israeli war crimes in Gaza provoke global outrage

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.

Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza

By Tom Hall, 15 July 2014

Hundreds marched through downtown Detroit demanding an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza.

Israel escalates attack on Gaza

By James Cogan, 14 July 2014

Israel is openly targeting the private homes of officials and leading members of the Islamist Hamas organisation, regardless of who is residing in them.

The toxic crisis of Israeli society

By Barry Grey, 12 July 2014

There is a close connection between the violence being carried out by the Israeli government in Gaza and the emergence of fascistic elements within Israel capable of brutally murdering an innocent Palestinian youth.

Israel warns of imminent ground invasion of Gaza

By Mike Head, 11 July 2014

The Israeli offensive is being intensified with the clear backing of the Obama administration.

New York protesters demand end to Israeli assault on Gaza

By a WSWS reporting team, 11 July 2014

Thousands marched in front of the Israeli Mission to the UN as the Israeli bombardment intensified.

Death toll mounts in Israeli attacks on Gaza

By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2014

At least 63 Palestinians have been killed since Sunday, the vast majority of them civilians, including more than a dozen children.

Air strikes kill civilians as Israel prepares new Gaza bloodbath

By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2014

The Israeli blitz against the densely populated neighborhoods of Gaza has been politically prepared by weeks of anti-Palestinian incitement.