Imagine if this was done to their synagogues... Or this. Israel Knesset member calls for storming Al-Aqsa. UK Foregin Office, World Leaders ("Arab" Leaders): NO to dividing Al Aqsa. Israel to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews: While they're at it, maybe they would also like to vote on taking over USA, UK, Russia and China, perhaps even the entire globe, why not? After all, what matters is their "Jewish vote" and "Jewish democracy", isn't it!? How "democratic" and how "civilized", they vote even for robbery! Then comes the sleazy ones and call this "sharing" and accuse the robbed ones of being "hateful antisemites" and blame them for being unwilling to share! [Hat tip & comment: Nahida Izzat at Poetry for Palestine.]
An Israeli lawmaker says there is no difference between Israeli soldiers and militants of the ISIL and that both are “
armies of murderers with no boundaries and red lines.” “
kill one person at a time with a knife and the IDF at the press of a button [kills]
dozens of Palestinians,” Haneen Zoabi said in a Sunday interview with Channel 2 Online. The Arab member of the Israeli Knesset added that an Israeli pilot is no less a terrorist than a person who takes a knife and commits a beheading. The Israeli military unleashed aerial attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion of the Palestinian strip. Over 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the raids.
AWIP Search: Zoabi
Gaza Board Of Inquiry Report: The Secretary-General Said His Staff Was "working with an israeli delegation on the text of the cover letter" - Wikileaks
1. (C) Ambassador Rice spoke with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon three times on May 4 to discuss concerns over the Board of Inquiry's report on incidents at UN sites in December 2008 and January 2009. Rice called the Secretary-General to register concern about the scope of the report. She cited in particular recommendations 10 and 11, saying it set a bad precedent if the report of a Board of Inquiry expands beyond its terms of reference. Given that those recommendations were outside the scope of the Board's terms of reference, she asked that those two recommendations not be included in the summary of the report that would be transmitted to the membership. The Secretary-General said he was constrained in what he could do since the Board of Inquiry is independent; it was their report and recommendations and he could not alter them, he said.
2. (C) Ambassador Rice urged the Secretary-General to make
clear in his cover letter when he transmits the summary to
the Security Council that those recommendations exceeded the
scope of the terms of reference and no further action is
needed. The Secretary-General said his staff was working
with an Israeli delegation on the text of the cover letter.
Ambassador Rice asked the Secretary-General to be back in
touch with her before the letter and summary are released to
3. (C) Ambassador Rice spoke with the Secretary-General two additional times. In the second conversation, she underscored the importance of having a strong cover letter that made clear that no further action was needed and would close out this issue. Secretary-General Ban called her after the letter had been finalized to report that he believed they had arrived at a satisfactory cover letter. Rice thanked the Secretary-General for his exceptional efforts on such a sensitive issue.
Steigan Blogger: FNs Ban Ki-Moon arbeidet for å svekke kritikk av Israel
Israeli war on Gaza leaves many children as orphans
Israeli occupation military officer said that "the upcoming war on Gaza will be greater, and will down more victims," Israeli sources say. Eyal Eizenberg, Israeli Occupation Army Home Front Command, in a lecture in The Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv University), said that "the recent assault on Gaza is not at all similar to the upcoming war that the Israeli army is preparing for." Eizenberg added that "the future war will require stronger abilities and more sacrifices to pay a bigger price." Finally he added that "the main lesson we got from the Gaza assault was represented in the necessity of readiness of the home front, and the ability to provide services to the people in cases of emergency."
Israel is continuing its push for [its illegal] expansions into the occupied territories, with anti-settlement group Peace Now reporting the government had quietly approved 2,610 new settler homes in the occupied East jerusalem neighborhood of Gival Hamatos. ● The plan for the homes was initially proposed back in December of 2012. The Jerusalem municipality sat on the plan nearly two years, and then offered no announcement with its approval. The timing of the revelation was inconvenient to the Netanyahu government, coming just hours before the prime minister met with President Obama. Obama was critical of the plans to expand settlements, saying that they imperil the peace process. Jerusalem officials insisted the plan’s approval was a “technicality” [i.e. stealing other people's land is routine] and that the new constructions would "contribute culturally to the city". The new settlement would connect the Gilo settlement and Talpiot, and mean there would no longer be connections between the Palestinian city of Bethlehem and the Palestinian neighborhoods left in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly has infuriated the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. ● Addressing the General Assembly on Monday, Netanyahu compared Israel's battle against Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to that of the US-led campaign against the ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. The Israeli prime minister is considered by Palestinians a war criminal for the atrocities that were perpetrated by his forces during the 50-day war on Gaza, which ended a little over a month ago, and the eight-day war in 2012. [...] The al-Mezan Center For Human Rights, a non-governmental organization based in the Jabalia Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, says the international community is in cahoots with Tel Aviv by allowing Netanyahu to deliver a speech at the UN. “Netanyahu’s forces carried out systematic killing of Gazan children and women and wanton destruction of civilian infrastructure. Netanyahu addressing world leaders only asserts the complicity of the international community in Israeli war crimes against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip,” Samir Zaqqout of the rights group said. Hamas also slammed the Israeli premier’s speech, calling it a speech of hatred and incitement.
Al-Manar News: Washington Rejects Netanyahu UN Speech on Iran
On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has done the following:
In 1923 Vladimir Jabotinsky, leading intellectual of the Zionist movement and father of the right wing of that movement, wrote:
“Zionist colonization must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population – behind an The Iron Wall , which the native population cannot breach.”
First published in Russian under the title O Zheleznoi Stene in Rassvyet, 4 November 1923. From that day these words became the official and unspoken policy of the Zionist movement and later the state of Israel. Settlements were used from the beginning to create a Zionist foothold in Palestine. The Iron Wall documentary exposes this phenomenon and follows the timeline, size, population of the settlements, and its impact on the peace process. This film also touches on the latest project to make the settlements a permanent fact on the ground; the wall that Israel is building in the West Bank and its impact on the Palestinian people. Settlements and related infrastructures are impacting every aspect of life for all Palestinians from land confiscation, theft of natural resources, confiscation of the basic human rights, creation of an apartheid-like system, to the devastating impact in regards to the future of the region and the prospect of the peace process. Palestinians and Israelis began the peace process based on a very simple principle: land for peace. Settlements destroy that principle and create a land with no peace.
A new video has emerged showing Israeli soldiers violently arresting a seven-year-old Palestinian boy in the occupied West Bank. ● The incident took place in the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on Monday morning after several young children started throwing stones at an Israeli checkpoint. Palestinian sources said that Israeli troops came out of the checkpoint and threw stun grenades and fired tear gas canisters at the children. The Israeli forces arrested Yousef Hajajreh, 12, and Oday Rajabi, 7, the latter being on his way to school. A teacher was also forced into a headlock as he was trying to intervene in the arrest of the crying seven-year old. The Israeli forces dragged him up the road, where he was arrested. Palestinian sources added that Malak Salaymeh, 18, was also detained as he confronted the troops. Seven-year-old Rajabi was reportedly detained at the checkpoint for around 40 minutes before being released.
Julie Lévesque ■ While Gazans suffer from daily power shutdowns, Israel is signing an important deal to sell gas to Jordan, gas which, researchers say, was stolen from Palestinians. || In addition to confiscating Palestine’s energy resources, Israel has destroyed Gaza’s only power station in its latest military offensive. The Middle East Monitor reported September 4, 2014 that a Memorandum of Understanding ”is due to be signed between Israel and Jordan in the reservoir of Leviathan to export Israeli natural gas to Jordan during the next 15 years with a total value of $15 billion”. (Jordan to buy $15bn of Israeli gas, Middle East Monitor, September 4, 2014.) Israel’s first natural gas export deal will also be signed by “the Leviathan field partner Noble Energy Inc. on behalf of itself and its partners Delek Group Ltd. units Avner Oil and Gas LP and Delek Drilling Limited Partnership and Ratio Oil Exploration (1992) LP.” (Leviathan partners signing $15b Jordanian gas deal, Globes, Israel business news, on September 3, 2014) We may recall that in the wake of the Israeli bombing and invasion under Operation Cast Lead, “Palestinian gas fields were de facto confiscated by Israel in derogation of international law”.
The damage caused by the Israeli military operation in Gaza makes it impossible for thousands of people to return home, despite the ceasefire, due to lack of services, water and electricity, Ramesh Rajasingham of the UN humanitarian agency OCHA told RT. ● The UN has released a new report stating that the number of people displaced in Gaza is still rising, despite a truce put in place after a full-scale operation by Israel against Hamas that claimed the lives of 2,210 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and over 70 Israelis. The UN report notes that there was a significant drop in the number of displaced Palestinians at the end of August, down to 53,000, but the situation changed at the beginning of this month, with more Palestinian refugees flooding into UN shelters, sending the figure up to 58,217.
George Galloway's assailant, Neil Masterson, "stands
with 'Israel,' and salutes the IDF" (Maurice Pinay)
● In his first TV interview after release from hospital, British MP George Galloway told RT he is surprised by the lack of condemnation from other UK politicians of the brutal attack on him. The assault by a pro-Israeli man left Galloway in much pain. Galloway, 60, was brutally beaten in Notting Hill, London last Friday allegedly for his views on the conflict in Gaza. “
It’s very painful to walk, to move, even to speak because I sustained a dislocated jaw, quite bad head injuries, and very badly cracked ribs,” he said.
● He said the attack occurred during broad daylight, when he was in the street around 19:30. “
Unlucky for me, there weren’t many people around. Though, luckily for me as it turned out none of my small children were there to witness what happened next,” he said. “
I was posing for a picture with two Moroccan gentlemen who have a business in the street. And whilst I was posing for that picture, out of nowhere – dressed in an Israeli Defense Force shirt, complete with logo – came a man charging at me, cursing and swearing and shouting support for Israel and opposition to my views on Israel. Then a torrent of punches and kicks [followed] –
which is admitted in court today though he has pled not guilty to the charge that it was religiously aggravated.”
Gaza’s garbage has become the latest target for Israeli collaborators in their searches for captured, wounded Israeli soldiers, say resistance groups who have arrested several collaborators as they search in garbage containers and other garbage sites. ● A Hamas affiliated security website has reported that Palestinian informants hired by the Israeli regime have been instructed to gather possible evidence of soldiers’ whereabouts. Israel is determined to search for the captured soldiers to return them without having to pay the price for their freedom. The collaborators have been instructed to collect all medical left over items including cotton buds and bandages with traces of blood on them to undergo DNA tests to find whether they belonged to the wounded Israeli soldiers captured by Palestinian fighters during Israel’s war on Gaza that started on July 8 and claimed more than 2,000 Palestinian lives.
Israel on Sunday confiscated nearly 1,000 acres of privately owned Palestinian land near an Israeli settlement south of Bethlehem in the West Bank — a move described by Israeli rights group Peace Now as “unprecedented in its scope since the 1980s." ● Settlements built on Palestinian land occupied by Israel, including East Jerusalem, are deemed illegal by the United Nations. Israel’s refusal to halt their construction and expansion has at times arrested the peace process and increased resentment and distrust among Palestinians. In a statement published on its website, Peace Now condemned the latest land confiscation and said it further damaged the chance of achieving a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on a two-state solution. [...] Palestinian landowners in the villages of Surif, Husan, Al-Jabaa, and the city of Bethlehem were given 45 days to submit formal objections to the announced confiscation in Israeli courts, Palestinian news website Maan reported. If the landowners do not contest the order, territories seized will be declared Israeli state-owned land. In the past, Palestinians have complained that their objections were largely ignored or denied by Israeli authorities that seek to create facts on the ground to bolster claims on Palestinian territories in a future peace settlement. "The intention of appropriating the land is to create territorial continuity between the Green Line and settlements of Beitar Illit, Kfar Etzion, and Gvaot," Haaretz reported. "The announcement is the latest in a series of plans designed to attach the Etzion settlement bloc to Jerusalem and its environs." Some 243 acres in the area were declared state land last April.
Stephen Lendman ■ Israel's Latest Land Grab
zuddhi ■ The land rejects you, the stones cry out against you
■ We should not confuse two things: the UN – at least to me – it doesn’t represent the international community. Remember Iran’s nuclear issue, 120 members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) are supporting Iran - That’s two thirds of the world’s countries. But the UN chief and the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, they are under the influence of the United States and Israel and they comply with their orders.
■ So, these international bodies do not really represent the world’s countries. If they wanted to do something they would do something with regard to the massacre the Israeli regime has done in Gaza in the last two months. They have killed over 2,100 people there mostly civilians, women and children.
■ They have not done anything with regard to Israel it was just the UN Human Rights Council probe into the massacre of the innocent people, but we have not seen any kind of move from the UN, from the UN Security Council and whenever some countries want to condemn or ratify a solution against Israel there is the United States, which vetoes that resolution. In this way regional security has been endangered and it will remain so.
Finian Cunningham ■ Time for NAM to boycott UN
Both Israel and Gaza have paid a heavy price during the third Gaza War in six years. More than 500 of the 2,000 deaths in the war were children. CCTV America's Noor Harazeen reports.
Al Jazeera: Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’
Rania Khalek ■ Israel’s extermination of whole families in Gaza reflects genocidal impulse
Zuddhi ■ Israel ‘shamed and confused’
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1596 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2137. We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 2137, been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names.
The number includes 577 children, 263 women, and 102 elderly, since July 8, while more than 11100, including 3374 children, 2088 women and 410 elderly, have been injured.
The site, 'Beyond Numbers', has pictures of many of these victims.
Killed Tuesday, August 26
1. Mohammad Mo’in Abu ‘Ajwa, Gaza City.
2. Hasan Omar as-Awwad, Gaza City.
3. Shadi ‘Oleiwa, 26, Gaza City.
4. Salem Mohammaden, 26, Gaza City.
5. Mohammad Abdul-Rahman Thaher, 49, Gaza City.
6. Samer Midhat Hamad, 24, Gaza City.
7. Mohammad Majdi Za’anin, Beit Hanoun.
8. Yousef Ghannam, Rafah.
9. Mohammad Saleh ar-Ribaty, 18, Rafah.
10. Ahmad Kamel Jarboa’, 26, Rafah.
11. Omar Husam al-Breem (Child), Rafah.
12. Mohammad Husam al-Breem (Child), Rafah
Killed Monday, August 25
(1. Yassin Ibrahim al-Biltaji, 23, Gaza.)
(2. Farhana Ibrahim al-‘Attrar, 48, Beit Lahia.)
(3. Osama Mohammad Shbeir, 25, Jabalia.)
(4. Hani Mohammad Yassin, 20, Gaza City.)
(5. Raddad Ahmad Tanboura, 78, Beit Lahia.)
6. Saad Bassem aj-Jour, 21, east of Gaza City
7. Abdullah Murtaja, journalist, Sheja’eyya
8. Bassem Hassan Hijazi, 36, Gaza City
9. Ahmad Taysir Fahmi al-Daali, 28, Gaza City
Gideon Levy/Haaretz/The Ugly Truth: The Difference Between Israeli and Palestinian Children
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1579 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2069. We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 2069, been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names. The number includes 553 children, 253 women, and 96 elderly, since July 8, while more than 10500, including 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly, have been injured. The site, 'Beyond Numbers', has pictures of many of these victims.
Killed Monday, August 25
1. Yassin Ibrahim al-Biltaji, 23, Gaza.
2. Farhana Ibrahim al-‘Attrar, 48, Beit Lahia.
3. Osama Mohammad Shbeir, 25, Jabalia.
4. Hani Mohammad Yassin, 20, Gaza City.
5. Raddad Ahmad Tanboura, 78, Beit Lahia.
Killed Sunday, August 24
1. Yahia Saber Abu al-‘Omarein, Gaza.
2. Bader Hashem Abu Mnei’, 18, Gaza.
3. Mohammad Tal’at al-Ghoul, 30, Gaza City.
4. Zeinab Bilal Abu Taqiyya, 18 months, Gaza City.
5. Mohammad Wa’el al-Khodary, 17, Gaza City.
6. Mohammad Ibrahim al-Louqa, 21, Beit Lahia.
7. Mo’ayyad al-A’raj, 3, Khan Younis.
8. Adam Ahmad Khattab, 26, Deir al-Balah.
9. Mahmoud Ahmad al-‘Attar, 30, Deir Al-Balah.
10. Tasneem Essam Juda’,Tal al-Zatar.
11. Rawiya Juda’, son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
12. Raghad Juda’, son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
13. Osama Juda’, son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
14. Mohammad Juda', son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
15. Yahia Abu Daqen, 27, Northern Gaza
Killed Saturday, August 23
(1. Hadi Hayel Abu Dahrouj, 3, Central Gaza.)
(2. Abdullah Hayel Abu Dahrouj, 4, Central Gaza.)
(3. Hayat Abed-Rabbo Abu Dahrouj, 49, Central Gaza.)
(4. Hoda Mohammad Abu Dahrouj, 27, Central Gaza.)
(5. Hayel Shihda Abu Dahrouj, 26, Central Gaza.)
(6. Abdel-Rahman Hadayed, 25, Khan Younis, died of earlier wounds.)
(7. Hussein Khaled Ahmad, 8, Deir al-Balah, Central Gaza)
8. Nisreen Ahmad, Deir al-Balah (Hussein's mother)
9. Suheir Abu Mdein, Deir al-Balah (body pulled from rubble)
10. Salah Isleim, died of earlier wounds.
11.Mahmoud Osama Mahmoud Abbas Abu al-Omarain, 28, Sheikh Radwan, Gaza City
12. Mohammad Sabr al-'Ejla, 64, central Gaza
Stephen Lendman ■ Israel's Genocidal Killing Machine
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1557 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2069. We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 2069, been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names.
The number includes 553 children, 253 women, and 96 elderly, since July 8, while more than 10500, including 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly, have been injured.
The site, 'Beyond Numbers', has pictures of many of these victims.
Killed Saturday, August 23
1. Hadi Hayel Abu Dahrouj, 3, Central Gaza.
2. Abdullah Hayel Abu Dahrouj, 4, Central Gaza.
3. Hayat Abed-Rabbo Abu Dahrouj, 49, Central Gaza.
4. Hoda Mohammad Abu Dahrouj, 27, Central Gaza.
5. Hayel Shihda Abu Dahrouj, 26, Central Gaza.
6. Abdel-Rahman Hadayed, 25, Khan Younis, died of earlier wounds.
7. Hussein Khaled Ahmad, 8, Deir al-Balah, Central Gaza
Killed Friday, August 22
(1. Mahmoud Nasser Qashlan, 24, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.)
(2. Yassin Hamed Abu Hamad, 22, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.)
3. Ismael Mosallam Abu Bteihan, 75, Nusseirat – Central Gaza
4. Ahmad Qassem Al-‘Abadla, 59, Khan Younis
5. Mousa Ahmad Al-‘Abadla, 23, Khan Younis
This list is constantly updated due to the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza since July 8th. The following 1545 names have been confirmed - the actual death is at least at 2069. We realize the number of slain Palestinians is higher than this. The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 2069, been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names. The number includes 553 children, 253 women, and 96 elderly, since July 8, while more than 10310, including 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly, have been injured. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names. At least 8000 Palestinians have been injured. The site, 'Beyond Numbers', has pictures of many of these victims.
Killed Friday, August 22
1. Mahmoud Nasser Qashlan, 24, Nusseirat – Central Gaza.
2. Yassin Hamed Abu Hamad, 22, , Nusseirat – Central Gaza.
Killed Thursday, August 21
1. Mohammad Abu Shammala, commander of Al-Qassam in southern Gaza region.
2. Raed al-‘Attar, commander of Al-Qassam in Rafah.
3. Mohammad Barhoum, a senior leader of al-Qassam.
4. Hasan Hussein Younis, 75.
5. Amal Ibrahim Younis, (his wife).
6. Ahmad Nasser Kallab, 17.
7. Natheera Kallab.
8. Aisha Atiyya.
9. Jom’a Matar, 27.
10. Omar Abu Naddi, 22.
11. Abdullah Tareq ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
12. Omar Nasr ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
13. Mohammad Ziad ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
14. Nassr Ziad ar-Reefy, 35, Gaza.
15. Srour Tamboura, 36. Beit Lahia.
16. Hasan Tamboura, 13, Beit Lahia.
17. Mohammad Talal Abu Nahl, Gaza.
18. Rami Abu Nahl, Gaza.
19. Haitham Tafesh, Gaza.
20. Abed Talal Shweikh, Gaza.
21. Hamdan Salem Abu Jadayed, 40, Khan Younis.
22. Mohammad Ahmad Abbas, 45, Gaza City.
23. Issam Mohammad al-Hosni, 26, Gaza City.
24. Mohammad Ahmad Abbas 45, Gaza City.
25. Essam Muhammad al-Hasnah, 26, Gaza City.
26. Marwan Mohammad Abu Shallouf, 29, Rafah.
27. Ibrahim Essam Hammad, 22, Rafah.
28. Abdul Rahman Saad Abu Shallouf, 31, Rafah.
29. Mahmoud Talaat Shreiteh, 14, central Gaza.
30. Bashir Ahmed Shreiteh, 35, central Gaza.
Killed Wednesday, August 20
1. Ahmad Rabah ad-Dalo, 20, Gaza City.
2. Mohammad al-Louh, 21, Central Gaza.
3. Nabila Eid al-Louh (Ahmad’s Wife - Pregnant, Fetus Died), 35, Central Gaza.
4. Their unborn child, Central Gaza.
5. Farah Ra’fat al-Louh, Central Gaza.
6. Maisara Ra’fat al-Louh, Central Gaza.
7. Mustafa Ra’fat al-Louh, Central Gaza.
8. Ra’fat Moustafa al-Louh, 32, Central Gaza.
9. Mohammad Mustafa al-Louh, 21, Central Gaza.
10. Sami Hasan Ayyad, Zeitoun - Gaza City.
11. Zaki Suleiman ar-Ra’ey, 54, Gaza City.
12. Nour Mohammad Abu Haseera, 2, Gaza City.
13. Sufian Abu Mheisin, 49, Northern Gaza.
14. Mustafa Sufian Mheisin, 31, Northern Gaza.
15. Darwish Mheisin, 52, Northern Gaza.
16. Mustafa Rabah ad-Dalo, 14, Gaza City.
17. Wafa’ Hussein ad-Dalo, 48, Gaza City.
18. Ahmad Mustafa al-Louh, 21, Gaza
19. Widad Deif, Jabalia.
20. Ali Deif (Child, Widad's Son)
21. Mohammad Imad al-'Abeet, 16, Central District.
22. Saher al-'Abeet, 11, Central District.
23. Haitham Ramadan al-‘Awour, 20, Northern Gaza.
24. Abdullah Salah Safy, 33, Northern Gaza.
Killed Tuesday, August 19
1. Omar Mohammad Jarghoun, Khan Younis (Died of Wounds Suffered Two Weeks Ago)
2. Abdullah Abed-Rabbo, 20, Gaza (Died In Turkish Hospital Of Earlier Wounds)
Killed Wednesday, August 13
1. Camille Simon, Italian Journalist, 37.
2. Bilal Mohammad Sultan, 27. (Lieutenant)
3. Taiseer Ali al-Houm, 40. (Engineering Corps)
4. Hazem Abu Morad, 38. (Deputy Head Of The Engineering Corps)
5. Ali Shihda Abu Afsh (Reporter).
6. Deema Klob, Gaza.
7. Kamal ad-Daly, 26, Khan Younis.
Killed Monday, August 11
[1. Maida' Mohammad Aslan, 45 Days, Central Gaza (Died of earlier injuries suffered after the army bombarded her family home).]
2. Mohammad ar-Roumy, Rafah (died at an Egyptian Hospital)
xymphora ■ Bibi has a simple problem. He started a slaughter and he didn't achieve anything from it. Jews around the world are positively ecstatic at the mass murder and destruction, but Bibi's failure will hit home if negotiations give any benefits to Hamas or the people of Gaza. Any agreement that Hamas would accept won't be acceptable to either Bibi's cabinet - from whom Bibi attempted to hide the extent of the concessions! - or the Israeli Jews. The end of the truce was blamed on Hamas by Israel, citing a resumption of rocket attacks. Suspicious. Israel always breaks any truce first, Hamas denies breaking the truce (and what motive would it have?), and the usual siren procedure to warn of rockets in Israel seems to have been manipulated: "
As the terrorists renewed their attacks, a troubling pattern was observed in the rocket warning sirens. In the first round of three rockets on Be'er Sheva no sirens were sounded ahead of the strikes. Shortly afterwards sirens were sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council area, only for the IDF to clarify that the sirens were a false alarm." So what was Bibi's peace plan? Get a big 'win' he could bring back to his cabinet and the Israeli people. Once he had his 'win', he could proclaim the entire operation a success, and get an agreement with Hamas. The 'win' out of the latest round of Israeli mass murder was to be the targeted assassination of Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, but the Jews just managed to slaughter his wife and daughter. Does Bibi have a Plan B?
Israeli-Palestinian rocket fire resumed on Tuesday after Gaza truce talks broke down. A 5-year-old girl and a woman became the first victims of renewed Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. Hamas launched around 50 rockets at Israel, hitting as far as Tel Aviv. ● Israel launched at least 35 airstrikes on targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. One of the strikes hit a house in Gaza City, killing a woman and a 5-year-old child, according to Palestinian Health Ministry. Reportedly, one of Israel’s targets was Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif, Israeli Channel 10 said. The three people killed during the Israeli airstrikes included a wife and a child of the Hamas military wing's leader Mohammed Deif, AP cited senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk as saying.
PressTV: Israel kills several in new strikes on Gaza
Le Monde: A Gaza, les attaques reprennent après la fin de la trêve
Noura Erakat ■ No, Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense Against Occupied Palestinian Territory
Darkmoon ■ More than 90% of Israeli Jews gave unstinting support to the ongoing blood bath, knowing, indeed cheering daily from grandstands erected on hills overlooking Gaza, the criminal consequences of their support – they also are an essential part of this criminal enterprise. Jews who were deeply shocked by this “anti-Semitic” cartoon [left] showed not the slightest concern at the wanton murder and maiming of Palestinian children — like THIS child, her head half blown off by an Israeli sniper. No Israeli can absolve himself by claiming ignorance of the nature of the crimes committed in their name – nor do they want to claim ignorance! The majority of informed Israeli Jews demanded this war from the beginning, many joining racist marches with banners and chants demanding ‘Death to Arabs’! They wear their endorsement of the Gaza holocaust as a badge of honor. Ninety percent of the Jewish citizens in Israel rejected any humanitarian ceasefire: newspaper columnists and the vast majority of letter writers in the daily press argued openly for extermination! Self-declared war criminals are feted as Israeli heroes by their overseas brethren who hasten to endorse or even join the slaughter. Any serious researcher, who has looked at American domestic politics, knows that the Presidents of the 52 Major American (sic) Jewish Organizations are complicit in Israel’s terror bombings of Gaza. And polls show that a majority of young Americans sympathize with the rights of the Palestinians.
Amira Hass ■ Israel bars Amnesty, Human Rights Watch workers from Gaza
RT.com: Israel bars Amnesty & HRW from entering Gaza, hinders investigations – report
PressTV: Damage in Gaza unprecedented: UN official - Video
PressTV: Israel must be prosecuted on multiple levels: Analyst
Phyllis Bennis says the calls in Israeli for genocide against Gaza are not only coming from fringe elements in the political establishment. "This is the reflction of the actual public opinion, widespread throughout Israel. Recent polls have indicated 91 % support." - VIDEO
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