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"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." -- Abraham Lincoln, American president, 1861-1865

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The paramilitary wing of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah on April 21 used a surface to air missile to destroy an Israeli Hermes 450 drone over Southern Lebanon, marking the latest development in over six months of escalating hostilities between the two opposing forces. "Islamic resistance fighters shot down an enemy drone over the Al Aishiyeh area in southern Lebanon at 10:50 p.m. [19:50 GMT] on Sunday," a statement from Hezbollah claimed, with this later confirmed by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

A Palestinian Sanitation Worker Is Shot Dead by an Israeli Sniper for Daring to Go Up on His Roof

Three days after a hardscrabble worker living in a West Bank refugee camp was shot dead by an Israeli soldier, his son was born and named after him


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Iyas Abu Alawiya playing on the roof where his father Sayed was shot dead by an Israeli sniper.Credit: Alex Levac

Forty-one years ago, I was in Lebanon leading a group of ten U.S. relief and development directors hoping to introduce them to the extensive needs of impoverished Lebanese and Palestinian refugees.  On June 4, 1982, around 3:00 p.m., we were on our way to the crowded Fakhani district of Beirut when a fleet of Israeli warplanes (U.S.-made F-16s) roared in from the Mediterranean Sea, dropping bombs on the area we were about to visit. We took cover in a hotel basement.

Nearly 200 bodies found in mass grave at hospital in Gaza’s Khan Younis

Palestinian authorities say 180 bodies recovered from Nasser Medical Complex so far as Israel continues deadly attacks on Gaza.