"And the bewildered herd is still believing

Everything we've been told from our birth

Hell they won't lie to me

Not on my own damn TV

But how much is a liar's word worth

And what happened to peace on earth" -- Willie Nelson

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Desperate Palestinians rushing toward aid trucks to fetch food in central Gaza were forced to flee after Israeli troops opened fire on them amid the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the enclave.

Footage verified by Al Jazeera shows hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza City in the central part of the besieged enclave running to get food items delivered by the United Nations in boxes on the back of trucks as bullets are fired.

Rayya, an 89-year-old Palestinian woman, is a survivor of the holocaust that has engulfed the Palestinian population since the Nakba of 1948.  She has now taken refuge in Rafah from the US-backed Gaza Genocide.  Her story is told briefly by her niece, Ghada Ageel, in Al-Jazeera under the headline “In Rafah, the final – and most deadly-stage of this genocide is upon us.”  Rayya’s biography reminds us vividly that history in historic Palestine

Family members of Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks mourn over their bodies at the morgue of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, on 15 February.

Israeli troops escalated their attacks on a major hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, on Friday while negotiations toward a prisoner exchange and long-term truce between Israel and Hamas continued.

The Israeli cabinet approved on Sunday a proposal that blocks any acceptance of international pressure to create an independent Palestinian state. The most far-right cabinet in Israel’s history, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and extremist ministers including Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, has been taking decisions so outrageous that it has provoked not only the Palestinians, but also the international community and Israel’s main ally the United States.

Israel’s genocidal moral depravity keeps plunging into new depths.

On Tuesday, Israel’s Kan public broadcaster ran a news program for “the 130th day of the war” hosted by the veteran Ayala Hasson. During the program, she interviewed former Mossad official Rami Igra, who had been head of the spy and assassination agency’s “Captive & Missing Division.” 

Bezalel Smotrich, the Israeli finance minister in charge of West Bank territories, said he ordered about 1,049 containers of humanitarian aid from reaching UNWRA in Gaza after Israeli intelligence claimed some of the agency’s workers played a role in the 7 October attack.

“There is a consensus inside the Israeli cabinet of the need to prevent the aid from reaching Hamas and I will use my authority to make sure this is the case,” he said.

The aid would have been able to feed 1.1 million for a month.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said on Saturday that the Israeli occupation continues to arrest 12 of the society’s staff, including seven from inside Al-Amal Hospital a week ago.

The society added in a statement, “We express our deep concern for the safety of the detained members of our crews, whose fate remains unknown.”

Given the blatant disregard for the United Nations resolutions mandating a cessation of hostilities in Gaza, where the Zionist regime has been committing atrocities with American and Western support, Iran's demand that "Israel" be kicked out from the organization appears plausible.