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The Israeli army moves into the Gaza Strip
Frontline: Aid agencies speak out

Ongoing Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip is leading to a “terrifying picture” of humanitarian catastrophe, aid organisations have told politics.co.uk’s sister website, inthenews.co.uk. More than 500 people have been killed in 11 days of air-strikes and ground operations targeting Hamas in response to rockets fired into Israeli territory. But relief agencies have warned… Read more »

Policing of the demo has come in for considerable criticism
Policing of Palestine demo ‘like Hillsborough’

By Ian Dunt Anger over the policing of last Saturday’s Palestinian solidarity demonstration in London continued today, with activists saying the police were “asking for another Hillsborough disaster”. The weekend march – part of a coordinated international protest – drew large crowds, although police and organisers disagreed on the exact number. Problems occurred when a… Read more »