Human Rights Watch

Egypt's Rabaa massacre: one year on

Egypt's Rabaa massacre: one year on

The killing of 817 protesters last August was this week judged a crime against humanity equal to, or worse, than Tiananmen Square. But feelings on the ground are mixed Destruction … the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, the morning after the massacre. Photograph: Ahmed Hayman/EPA Patrick Kingsley The Guardian, Saturday 16 August 2014 "To this day, I can't believe it happened. I reached a point where I couldn't talk to anyone. I couldn't talk to my family.
Israel's atrocities in Gaza prompt unprecedented political fallout

Israel's atrocities in Gaza prompt unprecedented political fallout

'Now with the evidence of new war crimes there for all to see, Israel's isolation will only increase, and, despite the predictable backlash, Palestine solidarity campaigning will take a significant step forward.' Ben White Friday, 08 August 2014 16:58 "Carnage" in Gaza – "the killing of children and the slaughter of civilians". Not the words of a Palestinian spokesperson but rather French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Australia's FM Julie Bishop condemned what she called "
Stocks rise for Israeli drone-maker as Gaza slaughter continues

Stocks rise for Israeli drone-maker as Gaza slaughter continues

Submitted by Rania Khalek on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:42 As Israel ruthlessly destroys the besieged Gaza Strip, its largest developer of military technology, Elbit Systems, is benefitting from the bloodshed. US-traded shares of Elbit have climbed 6.1 percent since 8 July, when Israel began its latest offensive against the Gaza Strip. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Israel’s three-week long massacre of 1,200 Palestinians in Gaza, including nearly 300 children, “has pushed [Elbit’s] stock close to the highest level since 2010 while its valuation on a price-to-earnings basis is near the most expensive in five years.