Lead story

World Condemns Israel!

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

Israeli warplanes, rockets and tanks are relentlessly hitting residential areas and civilian sites throughout the Gaza Strip as the Zionist offensive against the Palestinian Arabs enters its fourth week.

Among those killed on Monday were 10 people including eight children playing on swings in a park near the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. An aunt of one of the victims said five of the children killed were from the same family. Faiza Abu Amira asked: “What does Israel want from us for it to do this to our children?”

Israeli forces pushed forward on Tuesday in an offensive that killed 109 Palestinians and shut down Gaza’s only power plant — marking the heaviest day of bombardment in the conflict so far. Over 1,250 Palestinians have been killed and over 7,000 injured in the continuous aggression against Gaza. Most of the victims have been civilians.

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Doncaster care workers new strike

MEMBERS of the public sector union Unison employed by Care UK in Doncaster began a new strike action starting this Monday 28th July for two weeks, after the company refused to even discuss a wage rise this year.

The action came after a new ballot and is in support of a pay claim that calls for a minimum starting rate of £7.65-an-hour, which is the national living wage outside London. The current pay for basic grade staff is £7-an-hour.

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Editorial

Stand by Gaza

MILLIONS upon millions of people are taking to the streets all over the world in protest at Israel’s horrific military assault on Gaza and to demonstrate their solidarity with the Palestinian Arabs. Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed and many, many more wounded in the barbarous Zionist onslaught that has spread death and destruction to homes, schools and hospitals across the Gaza Strip over the past three weeks.

The UN Human Rights Commissioner has said Israel should be investigated for war crimes and called for an end to the blockade of Gaza — one of the key demands of the Hamas government in Gaza. When the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood took over the Gaza Strip in 2007 the Israelis imposed an economic blockade, with the blessing of Egypt, which has cut Gaza off from the outside world and severely limits the import of basic supplies such as food, safe water and medicines.

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