Victims of israel’s recent attacks on Gaza are arriving at Al Shifa Hospital with extensive burns, severe deep tissue injuries, and severed limbs and extremeties – mutilation injuries unlike any the medical staff encountered even duirng Operation Cast Lead. What is this new weapon, and what is the international community going to do about its use on civilians, especially children – the majority of the victims to date.
Part 3 of four videos showing pilot projects at the cutting edge of research in digital humanities. Recorded at the National Endowment for the Humanities in September 2010, at a meeting of project managers who received start-up grants from NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities
On August 4, 2011, the White House announced the Presidential Directive on Mass Atrocities which established a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board. Such a presidential statement and a new interagency process for preventing mass atrocities were key recommendations of the 2008 Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF) co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and William Cohen, and convened by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the US Institute of Peace and The American Academy of Diplomacy. Other recommendations of the Task Force, a nonpartisan group of policy experts and former government officials, that have been adopted include the creation of a high-level position in the White House on mass atrocities, greater planning for mass atrocities at the Pentagon and State Departments and increased focus on threats of genocide in the intelligence communities
IN THE PAPERS INTERNATIONAL Israeli-Palestinian conflict – In Wednesday’s pick of the world’s press we look at fears NATO may facilitate a massacre in Sirte, the dark side of the Libyan revolution, Israeli plans to arm settlers and outrage in Latin America over STI experiments 60 years ago. FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL NEWS 24/7 http://www.france24.comhttp://www.france24.com
Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure has commissioned an external body to conduct a feasibility study for the building of a nuclear power plant. The study will examine plans for Israel’s Electric Corporation to construct a nuclear power plant in southern Israel, that will provide 1200 megawatts constituting 10 percent of the corporation’s mass production. It will also focus on declaring the area where the plant will be constructed ex-territorial, an area over which Israel hold no sovereignty.
In the last six days, Gaza has been under sustained Israeli attack. Despite an informal ceasefire being declared on Monday, Israel killed a Gazan man on Wednesday morning, resulting in retaliatory rocket attacks. In the following 36 hours, another 10 Gazans were killed, and 30 injured in Israeli strikes at a public event at a sports club, a group of civilians in the street, the Rafah tunnels, and other locations
http://www.presstv.com The Israeli army has stepped up attacks on Gaza since the start of the month of Ramadan. In this edition, we look at the extent of the damage and injury resulting from these assaults since the start of this month by speaking to an eye-witness who was on the scene. We will also cover the long-term impact of continued attacks like this recent one on Palestinian society.