Gaza has between 450 and 500 emergency responders, including firefighters. First responders are supposed to be protected under the Geneva Conventions. However, many have been killed during Israel’s aggressions against Gaza since 2008, reports Ghada Al-Haddad for Electronic Intifada.
Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains how Egypt acts as a U.S. proxy in Africa and West Asia, and how Israeli and Western backing enables Egypt's government to continue repressive policies domestically.
A telegram warned Israeli diplomats that, in the upcoming 49th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which is expected to begin on February 28, a report will be tabled regarding Israel’s 2021 bombing of Gaza. This report will apparently use the word “apartheid” to refer to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians, according to the telegram, writes Vijay Prashad.