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Resources updated between Monday, August 17, 2015 and Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 22, 2015

Facebook post of an UNRWA teacher (Elder of Ziyon)

UNRWA to Probe Teachers' Anti-Semitic Posts Article

August 21, 2015

August 20, 2015

The Human Rights Council (File photo)

The Human Rights Council's Failings Should Lead to Reassessment Article

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in the Middle East. (UN Photo/Loey Felipe)

Security Council Focuses Again on Israel Instead of Syria's Killing Fields Development

A Syrian boy receives treatment in Aleppo after being injured during shelling

SOHR documented 33376 airstrikes carried out by the regime air force since 10/20/2014 until this morning 08/20/2015, where the airstrikes targeted several villages, towns and cities in 13 provinces.

The helicopters dropped 18038 barrel bombs on different areas in the provinces of Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Quneitera, al- Suwaydaa, Daraa, Idlib and Lattakia.

Meanwhile, the warplanes carried out at least 15338 raids on areas in the provinces of Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, al- Quneitera, Daraa, al- Suwaydaa, Idlib and Lattakia.

On the other hand, SOHR also documented the death of 5499 civilians, including 775 women, and 1122 children, due to aerial bombardment carried out by the government warplanes and helicopters, while about 30000 other civilians were wounded and dozens of thousands displaced. The aerial bombardment also resulted in destroying public and private people's properties as well as it left huge material damages in several areas.

The explosive barrels and air raids resulted in the death of 2698 fighters from al- Nusra Front, IS, rebel and Islamic battalions while thousands fighters were wounded too.

With the escalation of airstrikes carried out by the regime air force on different areas in Syria without distinguishing between the civilian and military targets, SOHR holds the international community the moral responsibility towards the daily killing committed against the Syrian people, and demands the International Security Council to work seriously to stop the daily killing and displacing the Syrians and to help them to reach to the state of democracy, justice, freedom and equality that ensure all rights for all component of the Syrian people without discrimination. It also re-call the UN Security Council to issue a binding resolution to stop the military operations in Syria and to refer the file of war crimes and crimes against humanity to the International Criminal Court.

About 36000 Civilians Killed and Wounded in 10 Months of Intense Aerial Bombardment by the Regime Air Force Document

Rima Khalaf, head of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (File photo)

Israel Urges UN to Investigate Official for Misconduct Article

August 19, 2015

The Parchin military complex (File photo)

AP Exclusive: UN to Let Iran Inspect Alleged Nuke Work Site Article

ISIS terrorists beheaded 82-year-old Khalid al Asaad, one of the most prominent antiquities scholars in Syria, in the ancient city of Palmyra. Asaad shown here in 2002 picture in front of a rare sarcophagus. (Marc DEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Islamic State Beheads Leading Syrian Antiquities Scholar in Palmyra Document

U.N. peace keeping troops in a ceremony in Central African Republic (CAR), where a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct have been received since the mission was established in April 2014. (File photo)(AP)

UN: Some Sexual Abuse Charges Against Peacekeepers Ignored Article

August 18, 2015

People protest against executions and human rights violations in Iran on a square near the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, March 25, 2014 (REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares)

Executions Come Swiftly and Often in Iran's 'Justice' System Document

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi (File photo)

Iranian Official Says IAEA Chief "Would Have Been Harmed" Had He Disclosed Side Agreements Article

The Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

UNESCO's Use of Moral Relativism to Foster Anti-Israel Bias Article

August 17, 2015

Israeli Counselor on Human Rights, Nelly Shiloh (File photo)

Statement by Israel's Counselor on Human Rights on Rise of Global Genocidal Antisemitism Article


Livni to Head New Knesset Subcommittee on Lawfare Article

IDF soldiers training during Operation Protective Edge (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

A Legal Umbrella for IDF Soldiers in Face of ICC Article

Wounded Syrians receive medical care after Assad regime airstrikes in rebel-held town of Douma, August 16 2015 (ABD DOUMANY/AFP)

Syrian Air Raids Kill at Least 82, Mostly Civilians Document

UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness (File photo)

Chris Gunness of UNRWA is Lying Again and the World Won't Check Article