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Israel has been added to the United Nations' so-called list of shame, which is included in an annual report on children and armed conflict submitted by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ office which documents rights violations against children in armed conflicts.

Data on the number of children killed and injured in Gaza includes 15,000 killed and over 50,000 acutely malnourished.

Around 50 detained Palestinian men from Gaza were released by Israel on Tuesday, the Turkish Anadolu news agency has reported. The released men showed visible signs of torture, as seen in videos and photos.

Several men appeared exhausted, gaunt and thinner than usual in photographs.

Footage has emerged of Israeli soldiers apparently executing Palestinians in an area of Gaza declared a “safe zone” for civilians by the Israeli military.

Three videos broadcast by Al-Jazeera English on Wednesday showed Palestinian civilians being shot dead by Israeli forces on Al-Rashid Street, the coastal road connecting the north and south of the Gaza Strip.

Israel's far-right Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich has called for the dead bodies of Palestinian prisoners to be "put in carts and dragged through the streets" to serve as a lesson for those planning to "carry out operations against Israeli targets".

American policy in the Middle East has entered the entropy stage. You cannot fault U.S. President Joe Biden or Secretary of State Antony Blinken for genuinely and honestly trying their best – but you cannot sugarcoat the results.

It seems Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to distance herself from anti-Israel progressives. Despite being a far-left progressive herself, the congresswoman has recently condemned the growing antisemitism among liberals protesting the Israel-Hamas war.

She hasn’t gone far enough to shut down this movement, however. AOC still endorses anti-Israel sentiments and accused conservatives of falsely calling minorities antisemites.