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BREAKING: The Situation in Gaza Has Taken a Horrifying Turn

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The news: Israeli units attacked Gaza’s only power station, burning large sections of it to the ground. It made for a dramatic picture in Gaza, one that some on social media said looked like actual hell on Earth.

The bombing appears to have cut off both electricity and water sanitation for most of the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents. According to the Washington Post, the damage will take months to repair and has left almost all of Gaza, including some hospitals, without utility access. Six of eight remaining power connections from Israel have been severed by the fighting.

But that’s not all. Later, an Israeli tank attack on a UN school killed at least 15 Palestinians, even though Gaza residents were told to seek safety there. Israel accuses Hamas of using schools as bases to launch rockets.

Here’s what you need to know: The death toll in the Gaza Strip soared past 1,200 Tuesday, with whole neighborhoods reduced to rubble as constant bombing killed as many as 100 Palestinians. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israel Defence Force’s campaign in Gaza would be “prolonged,” hinting that the Israeli invasion has taken on new objectives, Gazans cowered in fear from some of the most intense bombings yet seen in the area. 

The United Nations estimates that 70-80% of the dead are civilians. An additional 7,000 have been wounded. In short, the situation in Gaza is getting much worse very quickly.

Dozens of other attacks ravaged whole neighborhoods, with ferocious strikes targeting senior Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh’s residence, Hamas’ al-Aqsa TV headquarters, a finance building and several local mayors’ homes. Gaza City’s al-Amin Mohammed Mosque, which sits across the street from a house owned by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was blown apart. Hamas and Israel blamed each other for shells which exploded in Jabaliya refugee camp, killing at least 10 people.

Bombs also fell near areas where international journalists were housed.

time lapse video appears to show an entire Gaza neighborhood totally annihilated after an hour of sustained airstrikes.

On the Israeli side, the threat of rockets sent some in Tel Aviv scrambling for bomb shelters. Bands of Hamas militants are somehow still finding their way through tunnels leading under the border. Five Israeli soldiers were killed in gun battles with one such infiltration force, bringing the total number of soldiers dead to 53. The IDF’s official propaganda channel has turned up the rhetoric, offering prayers to slain heroes and providing daily updates on the number of targets bombed.

Meanwhile, Hamas distributed some chilling propaganda of its own: A video of the tunnel attack, which appears to show the deaths of some of the five soldiers killed.

A ceasefire has so far failed to develop, with both Hamas and Israel blaming each other.

Why you should care: While the rest of the world appears pretty shocked by the images coming out of Gaza, most Israelis either aren’t shocked or accept them as the cost of dismantling Hamas. The Washington Post reports between 87% and 95% of Israeli Jews generally support continuing the operation, while four out of five oppose a unilateral withdrawal. Hamas’ merry band of fanatics remains obstinate despite horrifying losses in manpower and resources. As of now there doesn’t seem to be a short-term impetus for either side to change the course of the ongoing conflict, which means continued devastation of this scale is sadly likely.

Source: Tom McKay for World.Mic

Jesus help them please

this is horrible

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If the point of the Big Bang Theory was to show that male nerds can be just as sexist as male jocks then well done I guess

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so this is me, Phoenix, and my partner, Alastair. I’m a poly agender lesbian, and he’s my gender-questioning steady.
I’ve had to ask for a lot of help recently. up until a few months ago, I managed to squeeze thru on my own (below the poverty line my whole life, but I’ve been working 50+ hours a week since I was 15 on top of school) and then some really awful shit happened. I was raped twice less than a month after my best friend and lover was murdered, all while homeless.
since I was very young, I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. with the recent shite of late, all of my mental illnesses have essentially hit a point where I am no longer able to work for the time being.
to sum up quickly, I’ve been accepted to university in Denton. I am staying at a place over an hour and a half away from the uni and need to get an apartment closer to school. my financial aid will pay for the tiny apartment I’m gonna get once I get my student loans, but before then, I need money to put down on our apartment. what money I did have have is almost gone and the person we are staying with needs more money to afford us staying here, which isn’t really an option anymore anyways. we won’t need too terribly much, but I do need it within the next 2-3 weeks. if you can donate, the button is on my blog in the description. if you can’t, signal boosting will help us too. thank you all for helping me during this shit. <3
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How I feel about this #ExodusMovie

yes please
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CANT RISK IT
Nice Woman is Rejected Multiple Times. Does Not Gain Homicidal Urges. potential Onion headline (via pansexualpagan)

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After Marissa Alexander Denied 'Stand Your Ground' Defense, Supporters Cry Out For Change - Atlanta Blackstar

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Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action starts today!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!

Organize in your communities or post a photo for #SelfiesForSelfDefense and show your support and love online.

Say it loud and say it proud: Free Marissa Alexander!

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there are literally no words and no amount of capslock to express the pure and utter hatred i am feeling

#marvel i’ve had it up to here #will this be the hollowed-out human skin balaclava stretched over an anaconda skeleton that breaks the camel’s back

I do love me some Benedict, but please Marvel DO NOT cast him as Doctor Strange!!! Just don’t do it! Oded Fehr would be great. #justsayin.

I do not want Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange. Marvel’s done pretty well with casting characters so far, but Cumberbatch would be a huge misstep. He just doesn’t suit the part. Oded Fehr is a much better choice. The role would be a perfect match for Fehr.

Also there is a point where someone is in too many franchises and they cease to be the character and just become a spectacle
Accepting help is brave - Hotlines/crisis lines

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Depression:

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