A Washington Post analysis of shell fragments found in a small village in South Lebanon shows that Israel used U.S.-supplied white phosphorus munitions in an October attack that injured at least nine civilians in what a rights group says should be investigated as a war crime.
Sabine Broeck, Professor Emerita at the University of Bremen, writes a dissident text about the abysmal denial vis-a-vis the annihilation of Palestine by German Staatsraison. She questions its hold on the German public, and the role played by the Left and liberal circles. Further she asks how her generation’s anti-fascist mobilisation against all forms of racism and fascism has been unable to engage with the question of Palestine.
Few observers tried to analyze the reasons behind Hamas objectives and the decision to attack Israel so violently. In this article, Leila Seurat explains how the shift of power towards the Gaza leaders of the movement during the last two decades can help us understand the motivations behind the 7th of October, and what Hamas intends to achieve.
Asef Bayat, a sociologist specializing in the contemporary Middle East, critiques the German philosopher Habermas for his statement on the Gaza war. Bayat points out the irony of using Habermas’s own theoretical framework to critique the limitations of German exceptionalism in discussions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He expresses concern that Germany exceptionalism stifles debate on Israel’s actions and Palestinian rights.
In the face of violent clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, leading to widespread deaths and displacement, Islam Abu Algassim recounts the harrowing journey of fleeing civilians in search of safety. The article highlights the challenges faced by those seeking refuge in Egypt, focusing on the experiences of individuals, including the utilization of an emergency shelter in Halfa, the exploitation by crisis merchants, and the difficulties encountered during the border crossing process.