As Winter Approaches Next Phase of Gaza Genocide Looms

“But do you condemn Hamas?” – Piers Morgan

It is estimated that about 70 percent of Gaza’s 2.3 million people – more than half of whom are children – no longer have access to clean water. On November 4, Israel destroyed a water reservoir in northern Gaza as well as a public water tank.

The UN says that currently in Gaza only three litres of water a day is available per person to cover all their needs including drinking, washing, cooking and flushing the toilet. Between 50-100 litres of water each day is the recommended amount for a person to meet their basic health requirements, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sewage flows in the streets of Gaza as all key sanitation services have ceased operating.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded more than 44,000 cases of diarrhoea and 70,000 acute respiratory infections, but real numbers may be significantly higher. On Friday, the UN agency said it was extremely concerned that rains and floods during the approaching winter season will make an already dire situation even worse.

On Wednesday, Israeli authorities allowed just over 23,000 litres (6,000 gallons) of fuel to be brought into the Strip via Egypt. But they restricted the use of this fuel to trucks transporting the little aid coming in. The UNRWA said it needed 160,000 litres (42,000 gallons) of fuel a day for basic humanitarian operations.  (source)

Of 36 hospitals in Gaza 28 have been destroyed, which indicates obvious targeting. The remainder have no fuel or power.

A four day pause has been announced that runs through Sunday, and the people watching on the sidelines will now witness how much unrestricted aid actually flows through Rafah. We would venture that it will be token in terms of real impact.


Winter in Gaza is problematic when you have no shelter. There is an acute shortage of warm clothing and blankets. Here we see people sleeping under the rumble, and they are lacking in footwear.

Families in Gaza have the unbearable choice of whether to separate in order to maximize the chances that any members survive Israeli bombing, or to stay in the same room to spend their final moments alive together.

This family chose the latter. 💔

— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) November 21, 2023

Winter Weather in Gaza

It is windy year round in Gaza. In the winter months it frequently gets up to 10 mph or even 14 mph.

Starting in mid- December and especially into January and February it gets cold in the evening and overnight.  There is a 15% of rain daily. There are several days below freezing during a typical winter. A 10 mph wind creates a further wind chill of minus 8 degrees. Then add the effect of wetness. So there will be a number of nights when already weakened people living in wrecked buildings and tents will be exposed to hyperthermia.

Cargo ship with Israeli ties hijacked by Houthi rebels; 25 hostages taken –

Houthi rebels have seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea that is reportedly tied to an Israeli businessman, taking its 25 crew members hostage.

The attack involved the Japanese cargo ship Galaxy Leader and came just a few days after the Houthis released a graphic of an Israeli commercial ship in flames with a caption stating, “We will sink your ships.” The group has been fighting against the military of Yemen with backing from Iran for longer than a decade.

U.S. officials reported that the attack was carried out by helicopter at around 1:00 pm local time on Sunday. Armed rebels rappelled down to the deck of the boat from a helicopter that hovered overhead.

The ship is operated by a Japanese company and owned by a British company. However, the ship’s owners have been linked to Ray Car Carriers, a company that was founded by the Israeli billionaire Abraham “Rami” Ungar. He told the AP that he was aware of the incident but did not want to comment as he waited for more details. A different ship linked to Ungar experienced an explosion in the Gulf of Oman in 2021; the incident was blamed on Iran at the time.

None of the crew members on board the ship were Israeli. The crew comes from countries such as the Philippines, Mexico, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

A Houthi spokesperson confirmed that the ship was targeted due to its ties with Israel. There was no cargo on board at the time, and the ship was en route from Turkey to India.

Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saree wrote on X: “The Yemeni armed forces reiterate their warning to all ships belonging to or dealing with the Israeli enemy that they will become a legitimate target for armed forces.”


He said that armed forces will continue to operate against Israel until it ends its campaign against Hamas.

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack and said in a statement: “This is another act of Iranian terrorism and constitutes a leap forward in Iran’s aggression against the citizens of the free world, with international consequences regarding the security of the global shipping lanes.”

One U.S. military official told The Hill: “Houthi militants’ seizure of the motor vessel Galaxy Leader in the Red Sea is a flagrant violation of international law.”

They called for the ship and the crew to be released immediately.

Houthis are attacking Israel in support for fellow Iranian proxy Hamas

This is the latest attack launched against Israel by the Houthis, who are siding with their fellow Iranian proxy, Hamas, in its war against Israel. After Hamas carried out a brutal attack that killed 1,200 Israelis and took more than 240 people hostage, the resulting Israeli air and ground offensive has been incredibly deadly, with the Hamas-run Gazan Health Ministry reporting that more than 13,000 people have died in Gaza so far. Since the beginning of the fighting, the Houthis have been launching missiles and drones in the direction of Israel.

On October 19, a U.S. Navy war ship shot down a trio of cruise missiles and a dozen drones fired from Yemen toward Israel, according to a spokesman for the Department of Defense. On October 31, militants who officials believe are Houthis fired a ballistic missile from Yemen in the direction of Israel. The IDF said that its Arrow defense system intercepted the missiles.

The International Maritime Security Construct sent an advisory last week to all mariners navigating the Red Sea warning them to keep their distance from Yemeni waters and advising them to travel at night if possible.

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VICTORY against Monsanto achieved: Chemical giant forced to pay out over $1.5 billion in Roundup verdict –

VICTORY against Monsanto achieved: Chemical giant forced to pay out over $1.5 billion in Roundup verdict

Three former users of Roundup weed killer have won more than $1.5 billion in a judgment against Monsanto, now a unit of Bayer AG, that a Missouri jury says must pay its victims for the glyphosate-based herbicide giving them cancer.

Jurors in state court in Jefferson City awarded James Draeger, Valerie Gunther and Dan Anderson a total of $61.1 million in actual damages along with another $500 million each in punitive damages over claims that using Roundup on their lawns and gardens caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The suit is one of many in recent days in which juries have ruled against Monsanto over claims concerning the carcinogenic properties of its Roundup formula. This latest suit is one of the largest to be handed down against a U.S.-based corporate defendant this year.

(Related: In 2021, a court ruled that Monsanto showed “willful” disregard for human safety by selling cancer-causing glyphosate.)

Will Monsanto survive the litigatory pressure?

Though Monsanto has won other similar such cases in the past, the fact that it lost this big one along with numerous others recently, has caused speculation that the now-German-owned drug and agriculture chemical company may need to alter its legal strategy.

The jury, based in Cole County, Mo., ruled that Monsanto is liable for claims of negligence, design defects and failing to warn plaintiffs of the potential health damages of using Roundup, the primary active ingredient of which is glyphosate.

Each of the three plaintiffs was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is said to have been caused by the simple use of Roundup on their family properties. The weed killer is highly toxic, we now know, and Monsanto is known for hiding and covering up the damning science against its products.


Monsanto is appealing the ruling, which could end up resulting in reduced punitive damages. It all depends on what happens and whether or not the case makes it to the Supreme Court, which reportedly will not allow punitive damages to be this high based on court guidance.

Bayer, which purchased Monsanto a few years back, continues to claim that decades of studies support the safe use of Roundup.

The case marks the fourth straight loss for Bayer in court this year. Union Investment, one of Bayer’s top 10 shareholders, recently called on the company to try to engage more directly with plaintiffs to settle cases rather than see them through to court.

Meanwhile, the plaintiffs are celebrating the victory, as is their lawyer, Bart Rankin, who said in a statement that this is just the first case among many to be won on behalf of thousands of plaintiffs all across the country.

In many ways, Monsanto has turned out to be a toxic asset for Bayer, which everyone cringed at when the company took over the chemical giant. With so much evidence floating around out there about the dangers of glyphosate, it is almost shocking that Bayer made the decision to buy at all.

Nevertheless, suits against Bayer continue to flood the courts, and the company has said in a recent statement that it plans to present stronger arguments in the appeal that it says will overturn the judgment.

“It said in the recent trials that have gone against the company, courts have improperly permitted plaintiffs to misrepresent the European Union’s renewal process for glyphosate and the safety assessment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” Reuters reported about the matter.

Last week, the EU Commission said it would renew approval for glyphosate based on the safety assessments of the European Food Agency and European Chemicals Agency following the failure of EU member states to provide a clear opinion one way or another about the herbicide’s continued use.

More of the latest news about the downfall of the chemical industry can be found at

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Israel approves MULTI-DAY CEASEFIRE DEAL: Hundreds of imprisoned Palestinian women and children to be released in exchange for 50 Israeli hostages –

Israel approves MULTI-DAY CEASEFIRE DEAL: Hundreds of imprisoned Palestinian women and children to be released in exchange for 50 Israeli hostages

The Israeli emergency war cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to a multi-day ceasefire deal with Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, which will see 50 Israeli hostages and hundreds of unlawfully detained Palestinian women and children released.

The terms of the deal call for a four-day ceasefire in Gaza, during which the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) will halt all its military operations in the Strip, including all ground and some air operations. In exchange, Hamas will free “at least” 50 of the roughly 240 hostages it and other Palestinian groups are currently holding in Gaza. All of these 50 hostages will be women and children – 30 children, 12 women and eight mothers.

For every 10 hostages Hamas releases into Israeli custody, the ceasefire will be extended by at least one more day, which could see the lull in the fighting last for up to nine days. Israeli media even optimistically reported that Hamas could potentially locate some 30 more Israeli women and children beyond the initial 50 who could be released, allowing the ceasefire to be extended to 12 days.

During this ceasefire, Israel will also be allowing around 300 more aid trucks per day to enter Gaza from Egypt through the Rafah Border Crossing. More fuel will also be allowed to enter Gaza during this time.

But the Israeli government has made it clear that this ceasefire is only temporary. “The Israeli government, the IDF and the security forces will continue the war to return all the abductees, complete the elimination of Hamas and ensure that Gaza does not renew any threat to the State of Israel,” said the Israeli war cabinet in a statement.


“We are at war, and we will continue the war,” said Netanyahu. “We will continue until we achieve all our goals.”

Fortunately for Gazans, this long-term lull in the fighting could lead to additional pressure, both international and domestic, for Israel to agree to a permanent ceasefire without having achieved its goal of destroying Hamas’ military capabilities.

Israel to free hundreds of illegally detained Palestinians

In exchange for the freeing of the 50 hostages, the Israeli government has also agreed to free at least three times the number of Palestinians illegally imprisoned under Israeli “administrative detention,” which rights groups have pointed out is practically no different to Hamas’ kidnapping and hostage-taking operation on Oct. 7. (Related: TIMELINE: 75 Years of Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians.)

While the Israeli government has refused to provide a specific number of Palestinians to be freed, Israeli media outlets have pegged the number at 150 women and children.

Meanwhile, a minister for the Palestinian National Authority told Arab media that 350 Palestinian minors and at least 82 Palestinian women illegally jailed by Israel would be free to return to their homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Before Oct. 7, Israel was holding approximately 5,200 Palestinian political prisoners in its jail, including 170 children and 1,264 “administrative detainees” who were being held unlawfully without trial or charge. Since then, the number of Palestinians illegally detained by Israel has exploded.

Watch this short video from “Southfront Press” detailing the latest gains and losses by the IDF in its assault on Gaza City right before the temporary ceasefire.

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Royal Navy nuclear sub sank into danger zone following gauge malfunction, nearly killing 140 crew members –

Royal Navy nuclear sub sank into danger zone following gauge malfunction, nearly killing 140 crew members

A Royal Navy nuclear submarine preparing to go on patrol experienced a serious malfunction while it was diving recently that nearly ended in what experts believe could have been the worst disaster experienced by the Royal Navy since World War II.

The Vanguard-class vessel, which is now a few decades old, was carrying 140 crew as well as Trident 2 Doomsday missiles when a depth gauge failed. This caused its commanders to believe that it was level at a safer and shallower depth while it was actually still descending and meant they did not know how deep it was actually traveling. It was almost into what is considered the “danger zone” when engineers at the back realized that something was amiss and raised an alarm.

Although the sub was within its limits of safe operation at the time of the incident, it was diving toward its crush depth. When a submarine reaches its crush depth, it can implode because of the water pressure. The Sun, which broke the story, reports that if the ship had imploded, a salvage mission would need to be launched immediately to recover the Royal Navy’s top-secret vessel as well as its nuclear reactor before Russia arrived to the scene.

A secondary depth gauge is being credited with saving the day, underscoring the importance of the redundant systems used by subs to help reduce the risks that are involved in operating these complicated military vessels. The Royal Navy carried out an investigation into the incident, which took place more than a year ago but only recently came to the public’s attention. The details of the investigation are  being kept confidential, however.


An unnamed source told the Sun: “It’s not the engineers’ job to control the sub’s depth but they saw how deep they were and realized something was wrong.

“Technically the sub was still at a depth where we know it can operate, but if it ever has to go that deep the whole crew is piped to action-stations. That hadn’t happened. The sub wasn’t supposed to be there, and it was still diving. And if it had carried on going, it doesn’t really bear thinking about,” they added.

U.K. carries out Continuous At-sea Deterrence Missions with nuclear subs

The U.K. has had at least one Royal Navy sub equipped with nuclear missiles on patrol at all times since 1969 as part of its Continuous At-Sea Deterrence mission. This method of continuously deploying subs with nuclear reactors and missiles is so expensive that just four other countries are currently employing it: the U.S., Russia, France and China.

The U.K. has a fleet of four Vanguard subs, which is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile subs that are part of their Trident nuclear program. The subs are almost 500 feet long and weigh 16,00 tons. Each one is armed with 48 Trident 2 D5 nuclear warheads. They are based at Faslane in Scotland.

Earlier this year, inspectors identified a defect that resulted from previous work on one of the Vanguard subs while it was undergoing maintenance, but it was reported and fixed, according to the U.K. Ministry of Defense.

The specific vessel involved in the incident has not been disclosed due to security concerns. However, the Vanguard fleet is expected to be replaced within the coming decade by Dreadnought submarines. The new subs are expected to be slightly longer but considerably bigger and will place a greater emphasis on improving the crew’s quality of life to make longer patrols more tolerable.

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