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‘Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind,’ - Bertrand Russell

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Israel’s latest attack on an “area full of tents made of highly flammable material” in Rafah, comes as people in Gaza are completely spent after months struggling to find food, water and shelter.

“They know that there’s no place that is safe. They know that there are no hospitals that they can … rely on for life-saving treatment, given all the systematic assaults on hospitals.”

Nour Odeh

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A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on an area designated for displaced people, is assisted at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, May 26, 2024 [Moaz Abu Taha/ Reuters]

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The death toll from Israel attack on the tent camp at Tal as-Sultan area has risen to 40.

Most of the victims were women and children.

Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that many of the people inside the tents were burnt alive. The PRCS also said that hospitals in the area are incapable of handling this large number of victims as a result of the occupation’s deliberate destruction of the health system in Gaza.

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A statement from an emergency worker in Rafah:
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"Most of the bodies were charred and burned, while the injured people lost limbs and suffered other injuries due to the use of internationally prohibited weapons that caused the massive fire which erupted. We pulled out approx 50 people and injured people from the area and transported them to field hospitals after official hospitals were forced to evacuate in an attempt to destroy the health system in the Rafah area”

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A statement from an emergency worker in Rafah:
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“We received a distress call after the area behind Al Baraksat was targeted, even though the Israeli occupation had marked that particular block as a safe zone and forced citizens to move there. It took us approximately 45 minutes to suppress the fire in the area, and we pulled out a number of dead bodies and injured people."

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Israeli military has targeted at least 10 displacement centres affiliated with UNRWA in the past 24 hours.

Shelters housing tens of thousands of Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been hit in Jabalia, Nuseirat, Gaza City and Rafah. With the latest strikes on Rafah, the death toll of the attacks stands at over 190.

Recent attack on Rafah was carried out using seven 2,000-pound (one-tonne) bombs, which killed at least 30.

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Distributing entails more than just simply bringing in trucks into the Gaza Strip.

“Humanitarian assistance is a really complex echo system of activities that we need to legitimise throughout that whole chain. It is not just about crossing the border; it is about moving supplies around the border, it’s about having humanitarian workers who are safe, able to treat people, able to distribute food safely and to be able themselves to have somewhere to live."
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Due to fuel shortage, only 1/8 of water distributed: Doctors Without Borders

Last week they distributed 400,000 litres of water; this week they distributed 50,000 litres.

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More than 70 international organisations are calling on all authorities and international institutions to officially declare a famine in Gaza, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has said in a statement.

The entire population in the Gaza Strip (2.2 million people) are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity, with half of them in the disaster/famine stage.

Displaced Palestinian children line up to receive food in Rafah, on the southern Gaza Strip [File/AFP]

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The Butchering Art Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

The gripping story of how Joseph Lister's antiseptic method changed medicine forever.

In The Butchering Art, the historian Lindsey Fitzharris reveals the shocking world of nineteenth-century surgery on the eve of profound transformation.

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Space at the Speed of Light: The History of 14 Billion Years for People Short on Time by Becky Smethurst, 2020

From the big bang to black holes, this fast-paced illustrated tour of time and space for the astro-curious unlocks the science of the stars to reveal fascinating theories, surprising discoveries, and ongoing mysteries in modern and .

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Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick, 2020

A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy.

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Nearly 1,500 Palestinians have been unlawfully killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank in the past 16 years – 98 percent of them civilians, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Each of them, like Taha and Ibrahim, has a story and loved ones who mourn them.

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/5/13/israel-killing-palestinians-in-cold-blood-in-the-west-bank

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The Israeli army attacked the al-Nazla elementary school building in the as-Saftawi neighbourhood, where displaced Palestinians were sheltering, on Saturday [Dawoud Abo Alkas/Anadolu]

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Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future, edited by Robert Atkinson & Kurt Johnson & Deborah Moldow, 2020

This timely and compelling anthology is a rousing call-to-action for all of us to help transform the world into a just, peaceful, and thriving one—featuring creative and practical solutions to the many crises facing humanity today.

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Israel has intensified its Rafah offensive despite yesterday’s ICJ ruling for it to halt, including bombing residential buildings near the Kuwaiti Hospital.

A series of Israeli air attacks have killed dozens of people throughout northern Gaza, including women and children sheltering in Beit Hanoon.

Northern Gaza’s Kamal Adwan Hospital is out of service as Israeli forces continue to surround it.

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A Palestinian woman works on a graffiti art piece on a damaged wall in Gaza City [Dawoud Abo Alkas/Anadolu]

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A mural on a destroyed wall in Gaza City.
[Dawoud Abo Alkas/Anadolu]

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Love Understood: The Science of Who, How and Why We Love by Laura Mucha, 2019

For Love Understood, almost 200 strangers in over 40 countries have come together to share their most personal stories, feelings, and insights about love. These are incredibly frank, intimate, and illuminating conversations, and author Laura Mucha has used these rare and varied insights as a springboard from which to dive into the subject of love, scrutinizing it from all angles ...

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Frontlines Stories of Environmental Justice by Nick Meynen, 2019

Every unpacked frontline is one cutting edge of an economic system and political ideology that is destroying life on earth. Revealing our ecosystems to be under a sustained attack, Nick Meynen finds causes for hope in unconventional places.

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Fixation How to Have Stuff Without Breaking the Planet by Sandra Goldmark, 2020

Our massive, global system of consumption is broken. Our individual relationship with our stuff is broken. In each of our homes, some stuff is broken. And the strain of rampant consumerism and manufacturing is breaking our planet. We need big, systemic changes, from public policy to global economic systems. But we don't need to wait for them.

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Palestinians queue in front of the pharmacy opened by Sehveil, a Palestinian pharmacist who took refuge in Khan Younis, due to a shortage of pharmacies and health services in the area [Doaa Albaz/Anadolu]

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Israel’s attacks in Rafah continue despite ICJ ruling

There are intense attacks and aerial bombardment by the Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip despite the ICJ ruling.

There were massive attacks across Rafah, particularly in the eastern and the central parts, when the court was in session yesterday.

Smoke rises during an Israeli air strike, in Rafah, Friday [Mohammed Salem/Reuters]

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Palestinians living in the Jabalia Refugee Camp, Beit Lahia, Al-Falouja, and Al-Fakhura in the north of Gaza migrate towards safer areas after being forced to flee due to Israeli attacks, Friday [Mahmoud Issa/Anadolu]

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