This week …

News Highlights

  • More than 50 Palestinians, including many civilians especially children, have been killed since Israel started its wide scale offensive into Gaza.
  • 6 Israeli human rights groups have petitioned the Israeli High Court demanding an end to Israeli measures that harm the Palestinian civilian population.
  • Palestinian Ministry of Health calls for an investigation into reports of a new kind of Israeli weapon that may contain toxic or radioactive materials.
  • July 9th marks the two-year anniversary of the International Court of Justice ruling, declaring the apartheid wall illegal; despite that, Israel continues to build the barrier.


A live interview from Ramallah, Palestine with Dr. Mustafa Bargouthi, president of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees UPMRC and secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative. Dr. Bargouthi spoke movingly of the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and also commented on the lack of international response. He talked about the role of the UPMRC and how they are trying to cope in such difficult circumstances. Dr. Bargouthi had been invited to the World Peace Forum, but was unable to attend. Nonetheless, he was attacked in the Vancouver Sun and he responded to their outrageous accusations. Finally, he concluded by calling on supporters here, especially those in the Palestinian community, to become more active in sending medical aid and doing educational work.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of an article in the July 10th, 2006 Israeli newspaper Haaretz about the last meal of the Wahba family in Gaza who were killed by an Israeli missile while eating lunch in their home.