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micdotcom:

9 human rights tragedies the world needs to stop ignoring

It’s a tragically long list: missing women, ethnic cleansing and spreading diseases. Pick any country — including the United States — and there’s most likely a tragedy you’ll uncover that seriously violates international laws and standards. While unleashing international outrage can sometimes hurt more than it helps, there are some situations where it can make a real impact. 

Here are 9 that deserve more attention | Follow micdotcom 

libertariantimes:

The war in Gaza erupted again on Monday as Israel declared it was pressing ahead with its military campaign to destroy cross-border tunnels and disarm Hamas and other militant groups.

"We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished," Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said in a televised press conference, flouting mounting international calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

Netanyahu spoke after a series of dramatic events following a lull in fighting on Sunday and early Monday. Eight children playing in a Gaza refugee camp were killed, its main public hospital was struck, four Israelis were killed in a mortar attack’ and militants from Gaza infiltrated Israel through a cross-border tunnel.

libertariantimes:

The war in Gaza erupted again on Monday as Israel declared it was pressing ahead with its military campaign to destroy cross-border tunnels and disarm Hamas and other militant groups. "We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished," Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said in a televised press conference, flouting mounting international calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

Netanyahu spoke after a series of dramatic events following a lull in fighting on Sunday and early Monday. Eight children playing in a Gaza refugee camp were killed, its main public hospital was struck, four Israelis were killed in a mortar attack’ and militants from Gaza infiltrated Israel through a cross-border tunnel.