Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Attacks in which the Israeli military deliberately targeted Palestinian homes were an "appalling hallmark" of the military offensive this summer and had the backing of top Israeli officials, an Israeli human rights organization charges in a report released Wednesday. For its report, Black Flag: The legal and moral implications of the policy of...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Human Rights Council in session. (Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré)
Israel announced Wednesday it will refuse entry to United Nations human rights...
Common Dreams staff
Critics say it is "shameful" that a high-ranking U.S. military official...


Job-like, Gazans get yet more bad news: Even as they squat in rubble and tents battling to keep their children alive - a fifth just froze to death - amidst cold, wet, wind, and food, fuel and power shortages, U.N. officials say a program to rebuild over 100,000 destroyed homes will end this month because ignoble world donors oblivious to their fate have reneged on funding promises. With a heartrending plea from those forgotten in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon: "We are slowly dying here."