07/26/14

Permalink MSNBC Contributor Slams Network For Pro-Israel Coverage: 'We Are Ridiculous!'

An MSNBC contributor used her appearance on the cable news channel Monday to sharply criticize its coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict. During an interview on "Ronan Farrow Daily," Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal unloaded on Western media outlets, including MSNBC, arguing that influence from pro-Israel forces makes the news coverage more favorable to the likes of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Because of AIPAC, and because of the money behind it, and because of Sheldon Adelson, and because of all of us in the media. We are ridiculous. We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue," Jebreal said. "Look at how many airtime Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis. Andrea Mitchell and others," she continued, referring to the MSNBC stalwart whose show airs right before Farrow's afternoon program. "I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on theses same issues." When Farrow pushed back gently and pointed out that Palestinian guests have been interviewed, Jebreal continued her criticism. "Maybe 30 seconds! And then you have 25 minutes for Bibi Netanyahu, and then half an hour for Naftali Bennett and many others," Jebreal said.

PressTV: Obama, US politicians ‘owned’ by Zionist lobby: Barry Grossman
Intifada Palestine: Horrifying details continue to emerge of massacre in Khuza’a
Eric Zuesse: America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine
America [Now] Is the Only Country with a Favorable View of Israel


07/25/14

Permalink Things In The Middle East Are About To Get Much Worse - VIDEO


Mohammed Shinbary comforts his daughter Mahasin, 7,
who was injured after an attack on a United Nations school.

There are major clashes occurring currently in The West Bank tonight as claims of 10s of thousands and Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers. Sadly, as the photos below reveal taken moments ago show, things appear set to get very much worse. [via ZH] Israeli security forces have been put on heightened alert after two Palestinians were killed during a massive protest in the West Bank. The victims were among an estimated 10,000 people who clashed violently with soldiers and border police at a checkpoint in Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah. The protest came hours after 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school in the city of Beit Hanoun, Gaza, was hit by an Israeli artillery shell. Israel said today it had mobilised different units in and around Jerusalem to "deal with any disturbances". (Photo: New York Times)

Israeli bombardment of hospital kills Palestinian toddler in the intensive care unit
Israel Shells UN School in Gaza, Killing 16 Civilians, Wounding Hundreds
Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 and leaves 200 wounded
PressTV: Death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza hits 830
SMH: Israel bans radio ad listing dead children's names
Haaretz: Israeli agency bans radio clip naming children killed in Gaza
IMEMC: List of Palestinians Killed Between 7/8 and 7/24 - Updated
Truthout: US Provides Israel the Weapons Used on Gaza


07/24/14

Permalink 'Disgustingly Biased' - The Corporate Media On The Gaza Massacre

Soon after Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine on July 18, killing 298 people, the BBC website quickly, and rightly, set up a 'LIVE' feed with rolling reports and commentary on the disaster. This was clearly an important and dramatic event involving horrific loss of life with serious political implications. The public would, of course, be searching for the latest news. However, since July 8, ten days prior to the crash, Israeli armed forces had been bombarding the trapped civilian population of Gaza with airstrikes, drone strikes and naval shelling. As the massive Israeli assault ramped up on July 9, the World section of the BBC News website had this as its headline: 'Israel under renewed Hamas attack'. By July 18, around 300 people had been killed in Gaza, 80% of them civilians. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a key political issue of our time, one that was clearly developing by the minute after July 8. And yet at no point had the BBC set up a 'LIVE' feed with rolling news.


Permalink Results of Israeli “Operation Protective Edge" as of July 22, 2014

Dov Lior, a racist Israeli rabbi from the West Bank settlement Kiryat Arba, recently posted a Halakhic ruling allowing to kill innocent civilians, after being asked about the “war” (it’s a massacre) in Gaza. Here are a few lines from the ruling:

“The Torah of Israel guides us in all walks of life, private and public, on how to behave during war and also how to keep moral standards. The Maharal from Prague (Rabbi Judah Loew), in his book Gur Arye, clearly writes that… in all wars the attacked people are allowed to attack fiercely the people from whom the attackers came from and they do not have to check if he personally belongs to the fighters. Therefore, during war the attacked people are allowed to punish the enemy population in any punishment it finds worthy, such as denying supplies or electricity and also to bomb the whole area according to the discretion of the army minister and not to just simply endanger soldier’s lives but to take crushing deterrence steps to exterminate the enemy. In the case of Gaza, the Minister of Defense will be allowed to instruct even the destruction of Gaza so that the south will no longer suffer and to avoid harm to our people who have been suffering for so long from the surrounding enemies.” Any kind of talk about humanism and consideration are moot when speaking of saving our brothers in the south and in the rest of the country and bringing back quiet to our country.” (Source)

Reuters: At least 15 killed by Israeli shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760
The Telegraph: Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces
PressTV: Hamas kills 8 Israeli soldiers in Gaza
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights: On the 16th Day of the Israeli Offensive (Report)


Permalink Netanyahu sourly irate over UN plan to investigate crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fumes over the UN Human Rights Council’s plan to strike up an investigation into Tel Aviv’s human rights violations in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu vented his anger on Thursday at a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in al-Quds (Jerusalem). "It's a travesty of justice; it's a travesty of fairness; it's a travesty of common sense; it's a travesty of truth," Netanyahu said. His remarks came after the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) launched a commission on Wednesday to investigate Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. Netanyahu once again put the blame on the Palestinian resistance groups, including Hamas, for the death of Palestinian civilians.

PressTV: Israel calls UNHRC ‘council for terrorists’


Permalink West colludes with genocidal Tel Aviv: Analyst

Referring to the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza, Cunningham said the Zionist entity is putting once again “on display” its crimes against humanity “in the most despicable and barbaric way.” He said a truce between the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and the Israeli regime could not fix the oppression of Palestinians, adding, “There is a hemorrhage of human life that requires deep intervention.” Nearly 750 Palestinians have been killed in 17 days of Israeli aerial and ground offensives in the besieged Gaza Strip.

PressTV: UK issues 400 arms licenses to Israel


Permalink ISRAEL WELCOMES FRANCE TO THE LEAGUE OF TYRANTS


("Netanyahu war criminal, Hollande accomplice")

France became the first country in the world to ban pro Palestinian demonstrations …. does this make them ‘The Only Democracy In Europe?’ (sic) Thousands of protesters were expected to march in Paris over the weekend and call for an end to the violence in Gaza, as it emerged on Friday that the Israeli military had killed 296 Palestinians in the renewed conflict – including a baby, four children and a 70-year-old woman since Thursday. One Israeli civilian and one IDF soldier have died in the 11-day conflict. Citing a “threat to public order”, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve backed the police ban on the widely-advertised mass demonstrations, after members of the Jewish Defence League (LDJ) and pro-Palestinian groups clashed last Sunday. He also advised other police prefects to consider banning planned rallies on a “case by case” basis.

Kumaran Ira French Socialist Party government attacks anti-Gaza war protests || The police attack on a march against the Gaza war in Paris Saturday, after President François Hollande of the Socialist Party (PS) personally endorsed a ban on the protest, directly implicates the French government in the Israeli state’s mass murder in Gaza. Hundreds of Palestinian civilians, including children, have been killed and thousands wounded in the Israeli bombardment and ground invasion of Gaza. On Saturday, thousands of people defied the PS ban, marching in cities throughout France to show both their anger at Israel’s offensive in Gaza and their indignation at the PS ban. Protests also took place internationally, in the Middle East and in Europe including in London, Rome and Brussels. Protesters met with violent repression by CRS riot police in Paris, who arrested 38 protesters.


07/23/14

Permalink Thought Crime in Britain: Politician reported to the police under the terrorism act [sic!], after making comments on Twitter about Israel’s offensive in Gaza

"The big question is - if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? - probably yes," he tweeted. In a follow-up message, he wrote "Ich bin ein #palestinian - the West must make up its mind - which side is it on?" The remarks were immediately condemned by other MPs, including the Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps [Jew], who [stupidly] referred to it as an “incitement to violence” and “completely irresponsible.”


07/22/14

Permalink US Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Israeli Assault on Gaza


Phyllis Bennis says the calls in Israeli for genocide against Gaza
are not only coming from fringe elements in the political establish-
ment. "This is the reflction of the actual public opinion, wide-
spread throughout Israel. Recent polls have indicated 91 %
support.
" (From the 4:40 minute mark and onwards)
(Video)

The War Criminals Who Rule America Prepare To Genocide The Palestinians For The Jews. No dissenting vote was cast, and no mention was made of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians, most of whom are women and children, that have been killed by Israel in the past ten days. Senate Resolution 498 was authored by Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), with additional support by Ben Cardin (D-MD) and son of former Republican party politician Ron Paul, Rand Paul (R-KY). Paul is urging the Senate to pass his own bill, S. 2265, which would end all U.S. foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until Hamas is barred from the new Palestinian unity government, among other stipulations. The resolution was passed on the very same night Israel launched its current ground offensive into the Gaza Strip. (Source)

Al Jazeera: Israel confirms soldier missing as bombardment of Gaza continues || Since Israel’s air salvo against the Gaza Strip escalated into a growing ground invasion, the death toll is soaring. Sunday was the deadliest day yet of the war, and Monday is on track to pass it considerably. The death toll among Palestinians is up over 100 more today already, with the overall death toll now standing at 607 civilians, overwhelmingly civilians and including well over 100 children. Another seven Israeli soldiers were killed today as well, bringing the overall toll on the Israeli side to 25 soldiers, and two civilians.

The Saker From Gaza to Donetsk || What is being murdered day after day after day in Gaza and Novorussia is not just children or civilians. It's decency, honor, freedom, dignity, truth, memory, kindness, compassion and beauty. They could not murder the Creator, so they take out their revenge on His creatures. What is being murdered today in Gaza and Novorussia is, I sincerely believe, simply humanity.

Gilad Atzmon The End of Israel || IDF’s defeat in Gaza leaves the Jewish State with no hope. The moral is simple. If you insist on living on someone else’s land, military might is an essential ingredient to discourage the dispossessed from acting to reclaim their rights. The level of IDF casualties and the number of bodies of Israeli elite soldiers returning home in coffins send a clear message to both Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli military superiority belongs to the past. There is no future for the Jews-only-State in Palestine; they may have to try somewhere else.

Patrick Martin: Israeli bombs kill nearly 600 Palestinians
RT.com: Israeli Gaza op: Military hits mosques, stadium, homes, hospital
The Guardian: Gaza crisis: Palestinian death toll climbs past 500 as hospital is hit
Times of Israel: Israeli ambassador to the US: IDF deserves Nobel Peace Prize for ‘unimaginable restraint’
SCGNews: CNN Confirms - Israelis Cheer as Civilians are Murdered in Gaza - VIDEO


07/21/14

Permalink More than 100 Palestinians dead in worst day of Gaza conflict; Israel denies soldier captured

Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza on Sunday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israelfs current offensive against Hamas, officials said. Israel said it pummeled a neighborhood in east Gaza because the warren of shops and concrete-block homes was the site of frequent rocket launches and concealed a network of tunnels dug by Hamas fighters and allied militant factions. When their troops went in, Israeli military officers say, they were surprised by the tenacity, training and weaponry of their opponents. They said Israeli soldiers were repeatedly hit by Gaza militants firing from windows, employing land mines and setting booby traps.

PressTV: Several killed as Israel bombs hospital in Gaza - Video
PressTV: Israel drops white phosphorus bombs on Gazans
The Guardian: Israel using flechette shells against civilians in Gaza
Middle East Monitor: Members of UAE 'aid convoy' revealed as intelligence agents
Dennis J. Bernstein Human Catastrophe at Gazafs Hospitals
Patrick Martin & Barry Grey The assault on Gaza: A historic crime
Carl Herman Knowing war law exposes ALL US/UK/Israel war ‘reasons’ as BS propaganda

xymphora Telegenically Dead Palestinians || "‘Telegenically Dead Palestinians’: Why Israel Is Losing the American Media War" I don't really agree with this. The Jew-controlled media has reached spectacular new lows of mendacity. The truth is sneaking in, but mostly through Twitter. I suspect Twitter will have to be shut down ('couldn't make any money with that business model'). Yesterday, big massacre, as if they are afraid they are running out of killing time. Today, direct attack on a working hospital. Destruction of health infrastructure is clearly part of the Khazar plan: "#GazaUnderAttack | WARCRIME | Health Ministry: 25 health institutions demolished in the Israeli aggression".

Stephen Lendman Under the Hague Regulations of 1907 (Article 23), Fourth Geneva, Geneva's Common Article III, and other international laws, civilians are protected persons. So is civilian property. Attacking them is prohibited. War crimes are clearly defined. The principles of distinction and proportionality also apply: œ distinction between combatants and military targets v. civilians and non-military ones; attacking latter ones are war crimes except when civilians take direct part in hostilities; and  proportionality prohibits disproportionate, indiscriminate force likely to cause damage to or loss of lives and objects.

Antiwar.com: 435 Palestinians, 18 Israelis Killed in Escalating Gaza "War" || The latest Israeli war in the Gaza Strip continues to escalate today, with 13 Israeli soldiers killed in overnight fighting in the strip, including seven killed when their APC drove over an explosive. The death toll on the Palestinian side is still soaring, with around 100 killed today, bringing the overall toll to 435 dead, and well over 2,000 wounded. The Red Cross is working to broker a ceasefire to allow the dead and wounded to be taken out of the battlefield. The toll on the Palestinian side is overwhelming civilian in nature, with an estimated 80 percent of the slain civilians. Of the 435, 112 were children. By contrast, the dead on the Israeli side are almost exclusively soldiers, with 16 troops killed and 2 civilians since the war began. The latest reports out of Gaza say Israeli forces are firing flechette shells now, which explode and spray out thousands of tiny darts to increase the number of casualties. The shells were fired near Khan Younis.


Permalink Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has said. Moshe Feiglin, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, makes the call in an article for the Israeli news website Arutz Sheva. Feiglin demands that Israel launch attacks “throughout Gaza with the IDF’s [Israeli army’s] maximum force (and not a tiny fraction of it) with all the conventional means at its disposal.” “After the IDF completes the ‘softening’ of the targets with its firepower, the IDF will conquer the entire Gaza, using all the means necessary to minimize any harm to our soldiers, with no other considerations,” Feiglin writes in one of several calls for outright war crimes.


07/19/14

Permalink Palestinian Declaration

Nahida Izzat An invitation to All Palestinians and their supporters to unite under the banner of LIBERATION, affirming our Inalienable Rights and clarifying our aims and aspirations to ourselves and to the world. For the sake of historical truth, and for defending, preserving and protecting the rights of future Palestinian children, we present this document. LET US UNITE TO STOP THE MACHINE. LET US UNITE TO STOP THE SELL OUT.


Permalink Israel bombs more hospitals across Gaza Strip

Injured patients in the Gaza Strip are in dire need of medical supplies after Israeli warplanes and tanks bombed hospitals across the besieged region. This comes as a hospital in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip was struck by Israeli artillery shells on Friday. Israel has "fired several shells" at the hospital, "causing heavy damage," media outlets quoted hospital director, Ayman Hemdan, as saying. Hundreds of patients were also evacuated after Israel bombed al-Wafa hospital several times on Thursday evening. Senior Palestinian officials have described the attacks as a "brazen violation of international norms." At least 274 Gazans have lost their lives so far and over 2,000 have been injured, most of them infants, children, women and the elderly. According to Palestinian medical sources around a quarter of the victims are children. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) says some 30,000 Gazans have headed to its shelters across the impoverished territory.

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Rationales Justifying Collective Punishment of Amalek
Where is all this criminal arrogance coming from? ("Sharing our Home with 'Settlers' ")
In Palestine Something Miraculous Happens
Hard Talk: Zionists occupiers...Heed my call

US Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Israeli Assault on Gaza
PressTV: Israel uses strange toxic gas to kill Gazans: Medics
IMEMC: Ten More Palestinians Killed In The Gaza Strip
Andalou Agency: 70 Gazans killed in Israeli ground assault
Andalou Agency: Gaza death toll rises to 309: Ministry
PressTV: Israel ground invasion of Gaza kills more Palestinians


Permalink US networks remove reporters critical of Israeli attack on Gaza

On two consecutive days this week, journalists reporting from the Gaza war zone who evinced empathy for the Palestinians and less than unquestioning support for Israel were removed by television network executives. NBC News’ Ayman Mohyeldin, an award-winning Egyptian-born journalist who provided on-the-spot coverage of the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008-2009 and had distinguished himself for his objective reporting on the current Israeli war, was suddenly pulled from the region on Thursday. He was removed after he described via social media and video the murder Wednesday of four Palestinian children by Israeli gunboats as the youth, between the ages of 9 and 11 and all from the same family, played soccer on a Gaza beach near hotels used by foreign journalists.
On Friday, CNN removed correspondent Diana Magnay from her post covering the Israeli invasion of Gaza. She was banished in retaliation for a tweet in which she described as “scum” Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza and threatening to attack her if her report diverged from the Israeli government line. Magnay appeared on CNN Thursday, reporting from a hill overlooking the Israel-Gaza border. As she was reporting, Israelis could be heard cheering as missiles were fired at the Palestinian territory. After the live report, Magnay tweeted: “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on Gaza; threaten our car if I say a word wrong. Scum.”

Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?
TPM: CNN Pulls Reporter From Israel-Hamas Coverage Over 'Scum' Tweet


Permalink Criminal State: A Closer Look at Israel's Role in Terrorism

Recommended reading: Nahida Izzat Who are the Warmongers?



This series is based on an article by Jeff Gates, who is a widely acclaimed author, attorney, merchant banker, educator and consultant to governments worldwide, who served for seven years as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He is the author of Guilt by Association, Democracy At Risk and The Ownership Solution.


Permalink Israel Kills – For the Fun of It

Justin Raimondo A group of Palestinian boys is playing on the beach in Gaza, kicking a soccer ball around in the bright sunshine. But not for long: an Israeli missile hits a nearby shack, where their family members keep their fishing boats: it bursts into flames and the boys take off running. But they can’t run fast enough to evade the second shot: four are instantly killed, and several wounded. The shells were fired from an Israeli ship patrolling off the coast, which was no doubt equipped with the highest hi-tech monitoring system American tax dollars can buy. There isn’t any doubt that the Israelis knew just what they were doing and who they were targeting. What possible purpose can be served in killing children?" Because as a military doctrine terrorism works: it can cow a people into submission, it can cause them to give up and flee their homes – which is precisely what the Israelis want to accomplish in Gaza. Israel cannot be reformed or "saved": it can only be dismantled. The whole society is poisoned by hatred, racism, and a quasi-religious ideology rivaled in its violent fanaticism only by groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS. The Israelis are demonstrating this every day as they wantonly dismember Palestinian children while celebrating their own brutality. They don’t care what the West thinks – as long as the "aid" spigot isn’t turned off. They are sadists, pure and simple, who murder for the sheer joy of it. As such, the rest of humanity has only one option: to turn our backs on them, to boycott and isolate them, to sanction them and drive them out of the international community. A poll recently cited Israel as the main danger to peace on earth, and this is absolutely true. Until the world is rid of this nuclear-armed rogue state, none of us are safe.


Permalink On the ground in Gaza: Batsh family decimated in Israeli air strike

As the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip continues and the bodies continue to pile up, Palestinians try to maintain a semblance of normal life while old and young mourn the losses of friends and families. Noor Harazeen reports for Middle East Eye in Gaza.

SANA: Undeterred, Israeli enemy invades Gaza and commits more crimes
IMEMC: Eighteen killed Friday before dawn in Israeli ground invasion of Gaza


07/18/14

Permalink Israel ground invasion of Gaza kills more Palestinians


Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes have pushed deeper into the besieged Gaza Strip, killing more Palestinians.

Thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion of Gaza on Thursday after days of air and sea-based strikes against Gaza. Israeli tanks have pounded different parts of the blockaded sliver on the 11th day of Tel Aviv’s aggression.
Four family members were killed in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with another two murdered in the northern town Beit Hanoun, said emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra on Friday.
Three men lost their lives in tank shelling east of Khan Yunis while another was killed in Shejaiyeh, east of Gaza City.
Al-Qudra added that five people were killed by Israeli fire in separate assaults on the southern city of Rafah, including a five-month-old baby.
In northern Gaza, two men were killed in tank shelling in Beit Hanun. The spokesman added that, with the deaths of two men from another family in Khan Yunis, the Palestinian death toll in Gaza has reached 260.
Palestinian health officials say 14 children under the age of 12 have been killed over the past two days in the Gaza Strip.

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Rationales Justifying Collective Punishment of Amalek

IMEMC: List of the 264 Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Killed Between 7/8 and 7/18
PressTV: Israeli tank shelling kills five more Palestinians in Gaza
The Guardian: Fierce fighting as Israeli ground invasion continues
The Intercept: NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children


07/17/14

Permalink 227 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza

IMAGE: Top: Wounded Palestinian girl following strike in northern Gaza strip. Below: Israeli strike on buildings in Khan Younis / Palestinian boy with wounded sibling upon learning family was killed in a strike. (DriveByPlanet)

The death toll from ten days of Israeli attacks against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 227, with more than 1,600 others having been injured. In the latest deaths, four members of the same family, including two children, were killed after Israeli warplanes fired missiles in Khan Yunis. Several others were also killed in Rafah. The new deaths follow the killings of four children between the ages of 9 and 11 after an Israeli naval ship fired multiple artillery shells, as they were playing on a beach in Gaza City. The attacks were witnessed by foreign journalists staying in Gaza. Since July 8, the Israeli regime has struck more than 1,800 targets across Gaza, which is home to around 1.8 million Palestinians. According to the UN humanitarian agencies, about a third of the dead are women and children. Some 18,000 people have taken shelter in Gaza schools. The Israeli military is going on with its airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip while Palestinians are responding by firing a barrage of rockets into Israel. Meanwhile, the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has slammed as illegal and unfounded an interpretation presented by an Israeli army spokesman who has said that the neighboring houses of Palestinians suspected of carrying out military activities were considered to be legitimate targets of attacks. Israel has blockaded Gaza since 2007, denying the Palestinian people there of their basic rights, such as freedom of movement, jobs that pay proper wages, and adequate healthcare and education.

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين: Israeli Massacres on Palestinians
Occupied Palestine | فلسطين: Israeli MP: Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed
Kawther Salam: See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach
Jonathan Cook: How US and Blair Plotted ‘Ceasefire’ Scam
Reuters: Israel shelled four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach, killing them
SCG News: The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told - VIDEO
RT.com: ‘Shells were chasing them’: Four Palestinian children killed on beach by Israeli rockets - Video
RT.com: CrossTalk: Gaza Under Siege - Video
Daily Mail: 150 Jewish men go on rampage in Paris streets and clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators
Washington'S Blog: Israel Is Winning the Propaganda War: Only 14% of Americans Sympathize with Palestinians. 73% of Republicans – and 44% of Democrats – Sympathize With Israel


07/15/14

Permalink Israel hits Gaza with banned weapons: Norwegian doctor

Renowned Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert on Sunday accused the Israeli army of using internationally banned weapons in its ongoing offensive against the Gaza Strip. Gilbert told a press conference in Shifa Hospital in Gaza City that examinations of the bodies of the Palestinian victims showed that they had been subjected to internationally banned weapons. He added that these weapons cause major damage to the bodies, especially the limbs. Gilbert did not, however, elaborate on the banned weapons allegedly used by Israel. Israeli authorities were not immediately available to comment on the accusation. (Source) Horrific images of the Palestinian victims of recent Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have revealed that the self-proclaimed Jewish state is using internationally-proscribed weapons, according to Palestinian doctors and rights activists. Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qodra said the bodies of most victims had been incinerated, while others had been completely torn apart. He said Israel was deploying weapons that destroy the bodies of their victims, noting that a preliminary survey of victims’ bodies revealed the horrific nature of the weapons being used in Israel’s ongoing onslaught on Gaza. “Israel used internationally-banned weapons in its two previous wars on Gaza,” al-Qodra told Anadolu Agency.“ The same weapons are being used now.” He called on international rights organizations to bring Israel to account for what he called “its continual violations” against the Palestinian people. (Source)

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Richard Falk No exit from Gaza: A new war crime?
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'Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans'
Iran’s lone Jewish MP compares Israel to Nazis over Gaza strikes
Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets' - The Independent
Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats - The New York Times


07/12/14

Permalink Israel's obligation to protect the civilians under its occupation

xymphora Debate (it is hardly a debate, [Noura Erakat] wipes the floor with him, although there is no reason for her to blame Hamas for the tiny rockets) between Noura Erakat and Joshua Hantman (my emphasis in red):

"What’s happening right now amounts to a massacre. It is not a war. And we should all be concerned. Israel claimed that it has the right to self-defense, but an occupying power does not have the right to self-defense; it has an obligation and a duty to protect the civilians under its occupation. Even if it fails to meet that duty, it must abide by humanitarian law, principles of distinction, proportionality, of necessity. It has not abided by any of those. What’s happening in Gaza amounts to war crimes. It’s a repeat of what happened in 2008 and 2009. It’s a repeat of what happened in 2012. Unfortunately, we can see this repeated again, unless Israel is held to account under international humanitarian law mechanisms, under international criminal law, under sanctions by other governments, in order to stop these massacres—not just now, but in the long run—and more importantly than that, to address the root causes of these flareups or symptoms of a much deeper problem, which is the structural violence of occupation, of apartheid and of settler colonialism."

Washington's Blog: Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine
Noura Erakat No, Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense Against Occupied Palestinian Territory


07/11/14

Permalink Death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza hits 107

The death toll from a relentless Israeli offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip has increased to at least 107.

Medical sources reported several casualties from an Israeli missile attack on a house in southern Gaza on Friday while Israeli warplanes pounded Deir al-Balah, leaving a number of people dead in the central city.
Earlier, three Palestinians, including a child, were killed in the northern towns of Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahiya in the coastal enclave. Israeli warplanes and drones have reportedly pounded more than 600 targets across the blockaded sliver since Tuesday, with Palestinian sources saying one third of the casualties are women and children.
Israel has also mobilized 20,000 soldiers for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip. [Image: Angry Arab]

Ma'an News Agency: List of victims of Israel's assault on Gaza
PIC: World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza
PIC: Five including child dead in Israeli airstrike on Gaza at dawn Friday
RT.com: Gaza healthcare services on brink of collapse as death toll climbs
Haaretz: An Israeli Jew's apology to Palestinians
Robert Fisk The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week


07/10/14

Permalink Two Palestinian mothers and their children murdered in Israeli raids on Gaza

Two Palestinian mothers and their little children, along with a number of Palestinian civilians, were killed in a barrage of Israeli air raids that rocked civilians’ homes in al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, and al-Breij refugee camp in central Gaza. Palestinian medics told the PIC correspondent that Palestinian lady Amal Youssef Abd al-Ghafour, 33, and her one-year-old baby Ranin Jawdat Abd al-Ghafour were killed in the strike while the father, along with another women, were left severely wounded in the process. Meanwhile 5 Palestinian homes, at least, have been reduced to rubble in the area. In a related event Wednesday afternoon, 3 Palestinian citizens, all members of the Nawasra family, were killed in an Israeli airstrike that hit civilians’ homes in al-Breij refugee camp. Ashraf al-Qudra, the health ministry spokesman, said the casualties were a Palestinian mother and her two children, whose body remains were taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Gaza. He added that the father Khalaf al-Nawasra, 29, and Meriam al-Nawasra, 83, sustained severe wounds while two more citizens have been missing so far.

Antiwar.com: 86 Gazans Killed; No Reports of Israeli Casualties
PIC: Israeli missiles take the life of 78 citizens
R. Lewis & M. Omer Gaza bombardment further traumatizes children suffering from PTSD
Jonathan Cook Cultures of Hate: Israelis, not Palestinians, Excel at Vengeance


07/09/14

Permalink Powerful raw video shows Israeli airstrikes on Gaza



Anthony Lawson: It´s About Mind Over Matter

Palestinian Youth was Force-Fed Petrol by Jewish terrorists, Then Roasted Alive
24 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in the vicious Israeli raids on Gaza
Horrifying massacre: 6 members of a family killed in Israeli raid on their home
16 Palestinians killed, dozens wounded in ongoing Israeli air raids on Gaza

Anthony Lawson: Israel and the Palestinians – It´s About Mind Over Matter Ever since the three Israeli teenagers went missing, police and army units have besieged Palestinian towns and villages in the area; their houses and shops have been ransacked and atrocities have been committed; Gaza has been bombed, and the death toll is still rising, yet international leaders have remained largely silent, when they all know that such reprisals amount to collective-punishment which is a War Crime. - A young Palestinian boy, 16-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir, was abducted and killed in a suspected revenge attack by Israelis, on July 2nd. See how Britain's prime minister reacted to his death.

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Saed Bannoura Israeli soldiers published dozens of pictures on social media networks calling for murdering the Arabs, and murderous acts of what they described as “revenge” against any person who is an Arab. Most of the pictures that spread widely in recent days are actually for soldiers on active military duty, carrying Israeli-issued weapons, and calling on their government and political leadership “to declare an open season” for killing the Arabs. One of the soldiers even called for “exterminating all Arabs” in a picture he posted, the Arabs48 news website has reported. Most of the pictures published by the fanatic soldiers are “selfies”, taken by the soldiers themselves, in addition to pictures of military uniforms, weapons, and chains, and many wrote on the pictures threatening words such as revenge, or “what we want is revenge”, and some even wrote “give us the chance to wipe them out”.

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