TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Aug 01 22:51

Eric Garner's death in NYPD chokehold case ruled a homicide

The controversial death of a New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police was formally ruled a homicide Friday, a move that will almost certainly place the officers in front of a grand jury and heighten tensions between residents and the police department, city officials and policing experts said.TT

Aug 01 21:46

Collective Punishment in Gaza

Punishing Palestinians for existing has a long history. It was Israel’s policy before Hamas and its rudimentary rockets were Israel’s boogeyman of the moment, and before Israel turned Gaza into an open-air prison, punching bag, and weapons laboratory. In 1948, Israel killed thousands of innocents, and terrorized and displaced hundreds of thousands more, in the name of creating a Jewish-majority state in a land that was then sixty-five per cent Arab. In 1967, it displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians again, occupying territory that it still largely controls, forty-seven years later.

Aug 01 21:31

IDF Sniper Admits On Instagram To Murdering 13 Gaza Children

An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle.

Aug 01 15:37

Zionist megaphone: “Missiles raining on Israel”

Zionist propagandists have equally neutralised public opinion in a surreal Orwellian world of doublespeak and doublethink. The American media has turned into a Zionist megaphone, rationalising the murder of children playing on the beach or hiding in UN shelters.

Aug 01 15:06

Obama: 'We Tortured Some Folks'

In remarks made during a White House briefing on Friday, President Obama summarized the history of CIA abusive practices in the wake of the 9/11 attacks by asking people to remember "how afraid people" were at the time after he acknowledged plainly, "We tortured some folks."

The comments come amid growing anticipation and new controversy surrounding the upcoming—though only partial and highly redacted—findings of a Senate investigation into CIA abuses during the Bush years.

"I have full confidence in John Brennan," Obama said in response to questions by reporters who noted that leading Senators in his own party have called for the CIA chief's resignation over admissions that his agency did, in fact, spy on the investigative panel tasked to explore CIA torture practices following September 11th, 2001 and during the crucial leadup to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I have full confidence..." -> He'll be gone in three months!

Aug 01 14:38

‘We tortured some folks’ – Obama on CIA tactics after 9/11

US President Barack Obama made a rare acknowledgment during a Friday press briefing concerning the United States’ past use of enhanced interrogation tactics in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Aug 01 13:57

Every Israeli missile strike is a war crime…

Today’s Guardian newspaper includes an article that appears to be excusing Israel of responsibility for the massive death tolll it has inflicted on Palestinian civilians. But, more significantly, it includes a lot of useful – and damning – information about just how “indiscriminate” Israel’s weapons really are.

Aug 01 13:20

Harper blames victims for Israeli terrorism

The Zionist regime’s reign of terror and treachery in Palestine has not gone unnoticed this time around, and the free thinking peoples of the world are mobilizing en masse to put an end to Zionist impunity once and for all.

Aug 01 12:58

Zionist megaphone: “Missiles raining on Israel”

Jamal Kanj looks at how the US media – uncritical servants of Israel – portray Israeli killers as victims and Palestinian civilians, who have been murdered in droves by Israel, as oppressors.

Aug 01 12:57

Palestinians claim UN protection, prepare lawsuits

Stuart Littlewood explores why the Palestinian leadership failed to publicize its lawsuit against Israel and its request for UN protection and why it has taken it so long to act.

Aug 01 12:54

The experts' veridct: Every Israeli missile strike is a war crime

Jonathan Cook explains why talk of “proportionality” or of Israel's “potential” war crimes is nonsense, and argues that Israel is committing war crimes by definition – right now, as you read this

Aug 01 11:27

Watch: Why does Israel keep changing its story on Gaza?

Israel’s continued military offensive in Gaza has many around the world questioning its objectives.

An analysis of the last 1,200 tweets of the Israeli Wehrmacht spokesperson shows that Israel has put forth different reasons over time, but the question remains: what is its endgame in Gaza?

Aug 01 10:22

Gaza Strip: 'Palestinian Genocide is Permissible' Claims Israeli Writer

A Jewish blogger has advocated genocide as a "permissible" way to achieve the goal of a sustainable peace in Israel.

Yochanan Gordon posted on the Times of Israel an op-ed entitled "When Genocide is Permissible" in which he argues that the only way to deal with Hamas is using an extreme measure of punishment.

Aug 01 10:18

Israel Bombs Gaza Back to the Stone Age … as Collective Punishment

Destroying civilian infrastructure is – of course – a war crime under the Geneva Convention.

The following are also war crimes under the Geneva Convention:

  • The indiscriminate or disproportionate use of force
  • Collective punishment for the acts of a few
  • Targeting civilians
  • Aug 01 09:09

    It’s About the Lying: On John Brennan, the CIA, and Torture

    I don’t want to understate how seriously wrong it is that the CIA searched Senate computers. Our constitutional order is seriously out of whack when the executive branch acts with that kind of impunity — to its overseers, no less.

    But given everything else that’s been going on lately, the single biggest — and arguably most constructive — thing to focus on is how outrageously CIA Director John Brennan lied to everyone about it.

    Aug 01 08:35

    State Dept. 'Torture Talking Points' Reveal White House PR Machine Ahead of Senate Report

    A State Department document obtained by the Associated Press reveals part of the Obama administration's attempt to ready its public relations response to an upcoming Senate report on the CIA's torture program.

    Due to be declassified in the coming days, the report is said to criticize the agency for its post-9/11 illegal torture of detainees in secret prisons. The document details some of the administration's prepared talking points to be used once a White House-approved version of the report is released.

    Aug 01 08:14

    Prof. John McMurtry: US Holds World Records of Killing Innocent Civilians

    TEHRAN (FNA)- World-renowned Canadian philosopher Prof. John McMurtry argues that the US and its ally, Israel, violate the laws against armed aggression, occupation and crimes against humanity at will, while other world states are either their accomplices or afraid of taking any move against them since they will risk being labeled a rouge or terrorist state otherwise.

    Prof. John McMurtry says that the US government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also believes that the US has become a police state, which treats its citizens in the most derogatory manner.

    Aug 01 08:08

    Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime

    Today’s Guardian includes an article that appears to be excusing Israel of responsibility for the massive death tolll it has inflicted on Palestinian civilians. But, more significantly, it includes a lot of useful – and damning – information about just how “indiscriminate” Israel’s weapons really are.

    Aug 01 07:34

    US Senate votes down Israeli Iron Dome aid

    An emergency spending bill that is intended to provide 0ver $200 million for replenishing Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system was rejected on the Senate floor, with domestic expenditures in the bill weighing it down.

    Conservative right-wing hawks, fierce proponents of Israel, blamed the defeat on the Democrats for including pressing domestic initiatives among aid to Israel.

    Jul 31 17:48

    Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq to Remap the Middle East: Prerequisite to a Clash of Civilizations?

    Deceit and mischief has been at play. It is no coincidence that Egyptian Christians were attacked at the same time as the South Sudan Referendum, which was supposed to signal a split between the Muslims in Khartoum and the Christians and animists in Juba. Nor is it an accident that Iraq’s Christian, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, began to face a modern exodus, leaving their homes and ancestral homeland in Iraq in 2003. Mysterious groups targeted both them and Palestinian refugees…

    Coinciding with the exodus of Iraqi Christians, which occurred under the watchful eyes of US and British military forces, the neighborhoods in Baghdad became sectarian as Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims were forced by violence and death squads to form sectarian enclaves. This is all tied to a US and Israeli project of redrawing the map.

    Jul 31 15:35

    State Dept. ‘torture talking points’ reveal White House PR machine ahead of Senate report

    OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO ARGUE THAT REVELATION OF CIA TORTURE PROGRAM IS AN EXAMPLE OF “AMERICA’S DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM”

    Jul 31 15:13

    Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate - Video

    WEBMASTER ADDITION: Does anyone have Russell Brand's contact info?

    Jul 31 15:03

    Gaza: British MPs demand tougher action over Israeli bombardment

    In a significant intervention, Margot James, a No 10 policy board adviser and parliamentary aide to William Hague, has written to the new foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, urging him to rethink the government's stance, calling Israel's actions disproportionate.

    Stressing that she has been a firm supporter of Israel for many years, James wrote to Hammond: "I ask that the government rethinks policy towards the conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The scale of suffering in Gaza is far too great, the loss of life, and particularly the lives of children and other vulnerable individuals, cannot be justified on the grounds of defence in proportion to the level of threat faced by Israel from Hamas."

    Jul 31 13:58

    NO to Slaughter as a "Spectator Sport!"

    Karen Quinn-Tostado's blog post

    Jul 31 13:49

    Toronto's racist, militarist pro-Israel movement

    During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven't seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto. And sadly the quasi-fascistic organization driving the charge seems increasingly enmeshed within a community that once led the fight against racism and fascism in the city.

    On Saturday at Queen's Park (the grounds of the Ontario legislature) I was shoved, spat on, had my bike damaged and lock stolen by members of the Jewish Defense League (JDL), a hate group that is banned in the U.S. and Israel. My offence was to chant "kill more Palestinian children" as hundreds of JDL and B'nai B'rith supporters rallied to applaud the onslaught on Gaza in a counter demonstration to those opposed to Israel’s massacres.

    The following day, also at Queen's Park, a JDL member knocked a pro-Palestinian counter demonstrator to the ground and kicked him in the face. Half an hour after this happened, a JDL member walked some 50 metres around a barricade to where I was standing alone chanting at the pro-war rally and spat on me three times. Both incidents were caught on tape by major media outlets.

    Jul 31 13:48

    This is Why No One Trusts Gov't, CIA Apologizes After Denying Torture Hack

    Eric Blair
    Activist Post

    When will the American people learn that the government is filled with liars? The good news is that in the information age denial of facts is becoming much more difficult.

    Today, the head of the CIA John Brennan apologized for hacking into US Senate computers to cover-up torture investigations, a charge he mockingly dismissed earlier this year.

    Using very political language the CIA admitted their officers "acted improperly" and "inconsistent with the common understanding" of sharing classified data, and Brennan was forced to apologize to leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee for the breach...

    Jul 31 11:35

    American complicity in Israel's war crimes

    Alan Hart says American complicity in Israel's war crimes is as shameful as the crimes themselves, and that Washington will remain beholden to Israel until lobby funding is removed from US politics.

    Jul 31 10:11

    White House accidentally leaks post-9/11 CIA torture report findings

    When the CIA first began using its controversial interrogation and detention methods after the September 11th attacks, it reportedly declined to tell the Secretary of State and other American ambassadors about its actions.

    The revelation comes from the Senate’s still-unreleased report scrutinizing the United States’ post-9/11 interrogation techniques, and first came to the public’s attention Wednesday when the White House unintentionally emailed a document detailing the findings to an Associated Press reporter.

    Jul 31 09:32

    Stumblefucked Again! Go figure!

    Yesterday after stumbling one of Mikes posts(very graphic pics of kids blown to pieces by Israel),they turned my page off for several hours. Got back on put up more stuff on Gaza TURNED OFF AGAIN!Got turned back on put up more Gaza stories shut down again.
    So far today got some stuff up waiting to be turned off again.
    They are in a panic folks and we are winning!

    Jul 31 09:07

    ISRAEL IS KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

    So here is the deal. Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

    Israel is killing them.

    And YOU are paying for it, which means you share the guilt. YOU are paying for the weapons used to kill the modern day family of Jesus. The moment you sign that 1040 form, you sign a confession, admitting before all the world that you are an accessory in the murder.

    Think you are going to get into heaven after an insult like that?


    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    By using your money to buy weapons for Israel's war crimes, the US Government has made you all accessories to those war crimes. And you cannot get off the hook by saying, "I am only obeying the government." The Nuremberg trials at the end of WW2 established the principle that simply following the orders of your superiors does not exonerate you of guilt. Only by openly opposing Israel's war crimes will history regard you as blameless for what is being done to Gaza.

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    Jul 31 06:10

    IDF Sniper Admits On Instagram To Murdering 13 Gaza Children

    An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle.
    Ovadia posted his comments on the Instagram account of Palestinian Sherrii ElKaderi.
    The image was quickly screen captured in case Ovadia came to his senses and realized that he could be prosecuted for his admission of war crimes. It is unclear and perhaps unlikely that the Barrett was used in the commission of such crimes, as this weapon is usually reserved for the best of the best marksmen. In any event, Ovadia is in active deployment and openly confesses to killing Gazan civilian children. While not specifying what weapon he used, the posting of himself with the .50 caliber rifle was obviously meant to be visually intimidating to Palestinians.

    Jul 31 05:22

    Gaza Crisis: Dramatic Footage Emerges of Israel's Shejaiya Market 'Massacre' Which Killed 17 [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

    Shocking footage has emerged of Israel's bombardment of a Gaza market which killed at least 17 and wounded 200 during an Israeli-declared humanitarian ceasefire.

    The video shows ambulances, photographers and civilians flooding to the aid of victims at the site of a bombing in the Shejaiya neighbourhood just minutes earlier before the IDF shells the area a further ten times in the space of two minutes. The video can not be independently verified.

    The cameraman drops to the floor as the first shells hit and shouts of "Yallah! Yallah!" [Let's go!] ring out.

    In the attack, a photojournalist for the Palestinian Network for Journalism and Media, Rami Rayan, was killed.

    The Gaza health ministry confirmed that two paramedics were also killed in the attack.

    The attack came during Israel's self-declared four-hour ceasefire. However, it claimed that the Shejaiya area was not included in the humanitarian window.

    Jul 31 04:27

    Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile

    The tragedy of Malaysian MH 017 continues to elude any light of clarity being cast over it.

    The flight recorders are in England and are evaluated. What can come of it? Maybe more than you would assume.

    Especially the voice recorder will be interesting when you look at the picture of a cockpit fragment. As an expert in aviation I closely looked at the images of the wreckage that are circulating on the Internet.

    First, I was amazed at how few photos can be found from the wreckage with Google. All are in low resolution, except one: The fragment of the cockpit below the window on the pilots side. This image, however, is shocking. In Washington, you can now hear views expressed of a “potentially tragic error / accident” regarding MH 017. Given this particular cockpit image it does not surprise me at all.

    Jul 31 04:09

    State Department endorses Senate report that says CIA misled Congress on terror interrogations

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

    "This report tells a story of which no American is proud," says the four-page White House document, which contains the State Department's preliminary proposed talking points in response to the classified Senate report, a summary of which is expected to be released in the coming weeks.

    "But it is also part of another story of which we can be proud," adds the document, which was circulating this week among White House officials and which the White House accidentally emailed to an Associated Press reporter. "America's democratic system worked just as it was designed to work in bringing an end to actions inconsistent with our democratic values."

    Jul 30 23:25

    Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza The Israeli government has already proven that it fears international isolation

    Israel has lost its grip on reality. The death toll in Gaza stands at well over a thousand and continues to rise by the day. The coastal strip has been reduced to rubble. Rather than celebrating Eid this week, Palestinians in Gaza have been burying their dead.

    Jon Snow’s poignant message after his return from Gaza on Channel 4 news was heart-breaking. He had been reporting from Al Shifa hospital where he saw many horrific injuries and scores of dead children.

    He ended his report with this plea to the public: “If our reporting is worth anything, if your preparedness to listen and watch and read is anything to go by, then together we can make a difference."

    Jul 30 23:20

    US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition

    The United States issued a firm condemnation of the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16 Palestinians on Wednesday, but also confirmed it restocked Israel’s dwindling supplies of ammunition.

    The Pentagon confirmed a CNN report that the US had recently provided Israel with a shipment of ammunition. “The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to US national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability,” said Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral Kirby. “This defense sale is consistent with those objectives.”

    The Israeli military requested the addition ammunition on 20 July . The US defense department approved the sale three days later, Kirby said.

    Jul 30 20:32

    Gaza Is without Electricity!

    Israeli forces pounded Hamas symbols of control and Gaza's only power plant in one of the heaviest bombardments in the three-week conflict, trying to raise pressure on the Islamist group to accept Israel's terms for a cease-fire.

    Also: https://www.facebook.com/naomi.wolf.author/posts/10152560616884476

    Jul 30 19:53

    Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in daily contact over Gaza

    A “joint high command” of Arab states is advising the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu how to press home his ground operation in Gaza, the Debka Net Weeky, a publication of a website close to Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad has confirmed.

    The website said that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are in “constant communication” running daily conferences and sometimes more, according to the website’s sources. That communication is done over secure telephone lines, but such is the political sensitivity of their close co-operation that for really important messages human couriers are used.

    A special Israeli plane is parked permanently at Cairo’s military airport, ready to lift off whenever top-secret messages between the Egyptian president and the Israeli Prime Minister need to be delivered by hand. The flight takes less than 90 minutes.

    Jul 30 17:26

    Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement

    Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded.

    Canceling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” the country’s President Evo Morales announced.

    Morales explained that Operation Protective edge clearly shows that “Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

    Jul 30 15:19

    State of Palestine: Gaza hospital overrun by civilian wounded *GRAPHIC*

    Intensified overnight shelling by the Israeli military left Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital overrun by dozens of wounded civilians in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

    An overnight attack was also launched at another UN school in Jabaliya that left at least 15 dead and more than 90 injured. The overnight shelling of the school, which was sheltering hundreds of refugees, mirrors a similar attack on a UN school in Beit Hanoun last week that claimed the lives of 15 and injured more than 200.

    In the 23 days of Israel's Operation Protective Edge, over 1,240 Palestinians and 56 Israelis have lost their lives. Israel claims that its operation is aimed at militants, but according to the United Nations 75 percent of those killed have been women and children.

    Jul 30 15:13

    Israelis flatten Gaza neighbourhood in one hour (VIDEO)

    Gaza neighbourhood flattened by Israeli bombardment in a single hour | FULL VIDEO

    Jul 30 15:09

    Incredible images of the Gaza genocide, israel throws 30 bombs on civilians in 4 minutes

    a Little dead baby and a Mother's grief!

    Gaza,Israel makes women and babies death with Ramadan in the dark !!! they only dare to fight from the air with heavy weapons and bombs against Palestinians who only have light weapons , ISREAL TERRORIST !!!!!

    Jul 30 09:57

    The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III

    The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has a continuity that can be traced back to the time when the bankers discovered it was more profitable to give loans to governments than to needy individuals.

    These banking families and their subservient beneficiaries have come to own most major businesses over the two centuries during which they have secretly and increasingly organised themselves as controllers of governments worldwide and as arbiters of war and peace.

    Unless we understand this we will be unable to understand the real reasons for the two world wars and the impending Third World War, a war that is almost certain to begin as a consequence of the US attempt to seize and control Central Asia. The only way out is for the US to back off – something the people of the US and the world want, but the elite does not.

    The US is a country controlled through the privately owned Federal Reserve, which in turn is controlled by the handful of banking families that established it by deception in the first place.

    Jul 30 08:30

    “Gaza is a graveyard,” sing joyful Israeli youth

    This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé.”

    Jul 30 07:50

    Why Has Obama Rejected a More Humane Response to the Hunger Strike at Gitmo?

    On July 15, the Miami Herald reported that a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue to participate in the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are on hunger strike. According to Cori Crider of Reprieve, who was informed of the Navy officer’s decision by her client, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, “Once [the officer] saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking place here, he decided he could not do it anymore.” Dhiab also told Crider that the officer announced, “I have come to the decision that I refuse to participate in this criminal act.”

    Jul 30 07:42

    Please Do Not Look Away From Israel’s Wholesale Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza – Funded By U.S. Taxpayers!

    Israel commits genocide and crimes against humanity. The UN and US turn blind eyes. And why not when the United States slaughters black males, children and the mentally ill for profit, sex and experimentation. The enforcers of these atrocities the United States government.

    In the United States, genocide and crimes against humanity are condoned, encouraged and rewarded.

    Why would the United States care about Palestinians when the it doesn’t give a sh*t about its own citizens?

    Jul 30 06:44

    Defending Palestine: An intricate dance

    The Palestinian people have the right to defend their lives from Israeli aggression, they have the right to resist apartheid and we have the right to stand by them as they do. When did solidarity become such an awful thing?

    Jul 30 04:44

    UN begs for international help after ANOTHER Gaza school is blitzed, killing 19 Palestinians and injuring 125

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

    The United Nations today begged the international community for help with the humanitarian crisis in Gaza after another school serving as a refugee shelter was bombed, killing 19 Palestinians and injuring 125 others.

    Some 200,000 displaced Gazans have sought refuge in UN schools following calls by Israel to evacuate their homes ahead of military operations only to find themselves under attack there anyway.

    For many Palestinians, the feeling of helplessness living in a densely populated enclave under a seven-year blockade with nowhere to run or hide has left them on the brink of despair.

    'Where will we go? cried 56-year-old Aishe Abu Darabeh outside the school in the Jebaliya refugee camp which had a few hours earlier served as her refugee shelter. 'Where will we go next? We fled and they (the Israelis) are following us.'

    Jul 30 00:43

    “Do You Have It Up Your Ass?” Drug Warriors in New Mexico Go Too Far

    In October of 2012, Timothy Young was pulled over for failing to use his turn signal in Lordsburg, New Mexico. When Hidalgo County deputies saw that Young’s companion had an open container, they asked to search the truck. Young consented. The search dragged on for more than two hours. Deputies eventually called in a K9 unit and claimed that the dog, Leo, alerted on the driver’s seat. While deputies sought a warrant for a more extensive search, deputy Patrick Green continued to interrogate Young, at one point asking him, “Do you have it up your ass?”

    Jul 29 23:16

    Israel-Gaza conflict: At least 100 Palestinians killed and only power station shut down in heaviest day of bombardment yet

    Much of what little is left of the shattered infrastructure of Gaza was pulverised by the Israeli military in a night of ferocious and relentless attacks by air, sea and land.

    There was also symbolic punitive destruction of the homes of Hamas officials, including that of the movement’s leader, Ismail Haniyeh. The attacks piled up more misery for the battered population. What little electricity there was has disappeared after tank shells set the only power station alight.

    Senior officials stayed away from Shifa, the main hospital, after an adjoining clinic was hit by a missile strike, causing serious problems.

    Jul 29 21:15

    Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

    Are we going to stand back and spectate while the ugly foundations of a modern day dystopia are laid in front of our eyes? Or will our common humanity unite us and compel us to act to help save the people of Gaza? In saving them, we save ourselves.

    Jul 29 21:12

    To The family Of The One Thousandth Victim Of Israel’s Genocidal Slaughter In Gaza

    I really pray and hope that in this worst moment of your life when Palestinians stand in Shujaiya, Deir al-Balah or Gaza City, gazing at the slaughterhouse created by Israeli warplanes, tanks and artillery, you would not lose hope in humanity. This humanity even includes Israelis, those who do not have the courage to speak but who express their horror in private as my overflowing email and Facebook inboxes attest, as well as the small handful who demonstrate publicly against the incremental genocide in Gaza.

    Jul 29 19:28

    Pushing Release of CIA Torture Report, Senators Threaten Use of Special Rule

    U.S. Senators are considering using a special rule to compel the White House to reveal the information from their investigation into the CIA's post-9/11 use of torture to interrogate detainees.

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mark Udall (D-Colorado) have both warned the Obama administration this week that they are willing to use Senate Resolution 400, which gives the Senate Intelligence Committee the power to disclose information it considered to be in the public interest without presidential approval, to publish the report if the White House continues to stall its release.

    Jul 29 16:55

    Gaza, Zionism & The Destabilization Doctrine: An Interview With Jonathan Azaziah

    Journalist Joshua Blakeney interviewed broadcaster and geopolitical analyst Jonathan Azaziah on July 24, 2014. The show focused upon the Israeli regime’s aggression toward the inhabitants of Gaza. At the time of recording Israel’s so called "Operation Protective Edge" had slain 800 Palestinians and maimed thousands more. Azaziah and Blakeney situated the murderous scenes emanating from Gaza in both a regional and global context in the show.

    Jul 29 14:39

    The Emperor’s Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World!

    Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars.

    Jul 29 11:49

    MILITARY OPERATIONS IN URBAN TERRAIN

    From what I'm reading the Israeli infantry is getting it's butt kicked in close quarter fighting. Bombing a densely packed urban area into rubble creates almost impregnable fortress's for the defender and makes the job of the attacking force much more costly.
    So the Israeli's either overestimated themselves once again and have reverted to option #2...bomb em back into the stoneage or that was the intent all along!

    "What is the position about London? I have a very clear view that we should fight every inch of it, and that it would devour quite a large invading Army."
    - -Winston Churchill

    COMBAT EXPERIENCE

    Jul 29 11:13

    NY rabbi says that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are not civilians (therefore are legitmate military targets)

    There was a pro-Israel rally of 10,000 people in New York yesterday, a half block from the United Nations, and Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, who is an executive of the NY Board of Rabbis, suggested that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are combatants who deserve to be targeted by Israel.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/israel-leader-rabbis.html

    Jul 29 06:48

    #GazaUnderAttack destruction revealed in UN satellite image

    A United Nations agency releases satellite imagery showing the level of destruction of buildings and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. www.sabbah.in/1kkLuR1

    Jul 29 06:46

    #GazaUnderAttack Timeline – Ongoing

    Ongoing coverage of #GazaUnderAttack from social media and main stream media starting from 8 July up to date. www.sabbah.in/1zq2zfu

    Jul 29 06:45

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 23

    Live Blog | Day 23 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine . www.sabbah.in/1nC0hGl

    Jul 29 06:42

    Hostilities in #GazaUnderAttack, UN Situation Report as of 28 July 2014

    Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 28 July 2014, 1500 hrs. www.sabbah.in/1k5vh1v

    Jul 29 05:06

    U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians

    A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States is the world recorder of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial.

    Prof. John McMurtry says that the U.S. government is a gigantic mass-murdering machine which earns profit through waging wars, and is never held accountable over its unspeakable war crimes and crimes against humanity. He also believes that the U.S. has become a police state, which treats its citizens in the most derogatory manner.

    “I have travelled alone with only backpack possession through the world, and have found no state in which police forces are more habituated to violent bullying, more likely to draw a gun, more discriminatory against the dispossessed, and more arbitrarily vicious in normal behavior,” said McMurtry. “The US now leads the globe in an underlying civil war of the rich against the poor.”

    Jul 29 04:57

    False Flag? Fake Video of Alleged Pro-Russian Militia Claiming Responsibility for MH 17 Attack Was Made Before Plane Crash

    "Sources close to the Novorossyia armed forces believe that MH 17 was indeed shot down by a SU jet fighter whose pilot was most likely a Polish mercenary. The fighter jet was reportedly at an altitude of 7-10 km. Earlier reports from multiple sources were saying that MH 17 was “accompanied by a pair of fighter jets.”

    Jul 29 04:19

    Israeli attack knocks out Gaza’s only power plant

    “Gaza’s sole power plant has stopped working due to Israeli shelling last night, which damaged the steam generator and later hit the fuel tanks which set them on fire,” Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil, the deputy director of the energy authority in the coastal enclave, said on Tuesday.

    Huge fires were raging near the plant Tuesday morning, reports said. Fire department vehicles are reportedly still unable to reach the area.

    The damage of the power plant worsens the heavy damage to infrastructure in Gaza inflicted during the 22 days of Israel’s deadly offensive in Gaza.

    Since July 8, Israeli warplanes have been pounding numerous sites in the Gaza Strip, demolishing houses and burying families in the rubble. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.

    More than 1,100 Palestinians have been killed so far in the Israeli attacks, and nearly 6,500 others injured.

    Jul 28 23:42

    Israel-Gaza conflict: The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The missiles were tragically real

    The children were hit while playing in the Beach refugee camp, adding to the already extraordinarily high numbers of young victims in this war. The massacre came on Eid, the day of celebration after the end of the holy month of Ramadan

    The guns had been widely seen in the streets today as Eid presents, but the children could not have been mistaken for fighters: all were aged between seven and 12 years old. Those present were adamant that they had heard aircraft overhead, accounts varying between F-16 warplanes and helicopter gunships.

    Jul 28 21:19

    Yatsenyuk's head too small for Ukrainian government?

    I swear... a little bit of medium length blond hair on that dome and he's.....Edward Snowden! Really!

    Published on Jul 25, 2014

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday announced his resignation due to the collapse of the ruling coalition in the parliament and blocking of government initiatives by the Rada.

    Jul 28 20:12

    Open Letter to the Liberal Party of Canada on Gaza Massacre from Independent Jewish Voices

    Dear Liberal Party of Canada,

    Whatever one thinks of the Israel/Palestine "conflict" or Hamas or whether Israel is a democracy, we have one simple question: when will you speak out against Israel’s indiscriminate killing of hundreds of civilians, including over 200 children?

    The Liberal Party statement is so detached from the reality of what is taking place in Gaza right now that we have to wonder whether perhaps the second half of the statement got lost somewhere.

    Jul 28 17:35

    Victims of the Israeli ground invasion

    MEE's reporter Noor Harazeen was in Gaza's Shejaiya district on Sunday 27 July 2014, to report on what became of the area in the aftermath of heavy Israeli shelling. The district was deemed too dangerous for journalist to cover prior a brief ceasefire.

    Jul 28 15:05

    What more horrors are in store for Gaza? A wish-list for the brave Palestinians

    Against the background of the silence – or complicity – of Western political and religious leaders towards Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip, Stuart Littlewood outlines possible scenarios that could bring about change.

    Jul 28 14:21

    There Will Be Hell to Pay if the Obama and the Bankers Keep Poking the Russian Bear.

    John D. Rockefeller said” Competition is a sin” To the Banking oligarchs it seems like a sin because competing currencies means they will have to have an honest monetary system just to stay in business. They could not implode economies if there were other currencies people can use to keep commerce going. The B.R.I.C.S. alliance is a threat to the monopoly on the issuance of currency when the Russian Ruble looks more appealing than the Federal Reserve Note.

    Jul 28 13:06

    End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, “this government does not torture people”? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier.

    Jul 28 12:26

    Obama administration grants architects of torture sneak peak at Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA programs

    In close collaboration with the Central Intelligence Agency, President Obama has granted the masterminds of the Bush administration’s torture programs access to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture in advance of the report’s expected August publication. The report includes material gathered from the agency’s “Internal Panetta Review.”

    The move is the most recent in a series of steps taken by the Obama administration to protect those responsible for establishing and operating an unconstitutional network of secret dungeons and torture chambers around the world.

    Jul 28 12:05

    Israeli Strikes on Gaza Continue: Live Feed

    You can hear the drones buzzing! And the bombs!

    Israel continues to attack Gaza, with PM Netanyahu saying the country must be prepared for a lengthy campaign. Over 1,100 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its military operation in Gaza, according to officials.

    Jul 28 11:50

    Live Blog: The Eid Massacre #GazaUnderAttack – Day 22

    Live Blog | Day 22 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine www.sabbah.in/1q8lGFr

    Jul 28 11:13

    'John Kerry is an alien, an ongoing embarrassment': what Israel thinks of US secretary of state

    John Kerry has almost certainly been called worse things than a space alien – particularly by Israel's Right-wing camp, where contempt for the US secretary of state and his failed peacemaking efforts is unabashed.

    But when the insult is levelled by the previously supportive Haaretz newspaper, standard-bearer of the country's liberal-Left, it may be time for him – and by extension, President Barack Obama – to take notice.

    The withering description was coined by Barack Ravid, the paper's well-informed and normally restrained diplomatic editor, to describe Mr Kerry's attempts at brokering a truce to the bloody conflict in Gaza – rejected by Israel amid widespread mockery.

    "It's as if he isn't the foreign minister of the world's most powerful nation, but an alien, who just disembarked his spaceship in the Mideast,"

    Jul 28 10:46

    US threatens relations with Israel could worsen over Kerry criticism

    The administration is peeved at Israel calling Kerry bad names,but they could give a flying f!#k! over Israel killing women and children with US taxpayer supplied weapons of mass destruction! It's crazy!

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry has attracted the ire of Israel following his latest failed attempt to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, and American officials are warning that a wider rift in relations could come with serious repercussions.

    Jul 28 10:39

    Ukraine. Donetsk. Kiev applies the phosphorus bombs, as US in Vietnam.Tomorrow will be the napalm?

    Jul 28 09:04

    Israel Murders IDF Soldier to Prevent His Capture

    This must really lift up the morale of the IDF!

    I’ve devoted a good deal of my life to Israel. I’ve studied, read, visited, lived, breathed it. Not in the way diehard pro-Israel fanatics do. But in a different way that matched my own intellectual and political proclivities. It’s a subject that is rich, varied, troubling, bedeviling, and exhilarating. But every once in a while I learn something I never thought possible; and I don’t mean this in a good way.

    Jul 28 08:23

    Israel Calls Brazil “Diplomatic Dwarf” And Childishly Brings Up World Cup — Guess Why?

    Brazil has become the second nation, the first being Ecuador, to pull their ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip by Israel Defense Forces.

    Diplomatic relations between the two nations have been at odds since 2010, when Brazil recognized a Palestinian statebased on the 1967 borders. After Brazil’s decision, a number of other south American nations followed suit. The international community, aside from certain western nations (the United States included), largely supports a Palestinian state. Israel has been occupying Palestinian land in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and east Jerusalem for decades.

    Regardless of he said/she said arguments about whether Hamas or Israel is more responsible for conflict, the fact remains that Israel is a far more powerful force, and refuses to listen to any terms that don’t include total capitulation by Palestinians.

    Jul 28 07:44

    Breaking: 'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey with armed escort

    Amid Israel's Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, a "Freedom Flotilla" was being organized in Turkey to bring humanitarian aid to the Hamas controlled Palestinian coastal enclave.

    The flotilla being organized, called the "Freedom Flotilla II," is the successor of the Mavi Marmara flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010.

    IHH chairman Bulent Yildrim told local Turkish media last week that the activists will set sail as they had received permission from the authorities in Ankara and that the Turkish Navy will provide protection.
    We shall see!

    Jul 28 07:34

    IDF soldier makes a reservation to hotel in Gaza

    An Israeli"soldier" making a crank phone call to a Palestinian hotel in Gaza. The IDF is going to give the hotel a little present on the roof then a big present! I think it is safe to say that the Israelis as a people are just plain PSYCHO!

    Jul 28 07:27

    At 25 Seconds, Incredible Video Actually Captures Israeli Bomb in the Air Before It Hits Its Target

    A few seconds in the Israelis drop a small bomb,10 seconds later they drop the building with a 2,000 pounder. Nobody got out! MURDER!

    Jul 28 07:14

    In pictures: heartache as Gazans return to their flattened homes

    The 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire gave Gaza residents a chance to return to their homes – or what was left of it – after days of unrelentless bombardments from Israeli fire. More than 100 bodies were pulled out from under the rubble.

    Jul 28 07:10

    Documenting death: the man who counts the bodies in Gaza

    Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Inside Ashraf al-Qudra's cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel's devastating 20-day military operation.

    With over 1,060 people killed and more than 6,000 wounded, counting the dead is a full-time occupation for the 41-year-old spokesman for Gaza's emergency services.

    Jul 28 07:07

    These Are The Names Of Everyone Killed In Gaza And Israel Since The War Began

    Israelis:

    1. Dror Khenin, 37, killed near Erez crossing.

    2. Eitan Barak, 20, Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza.

    3. Ouda el-Waj, killed by rocket, Bedouin community near Dimona.

    4. Bar Rahav, 21, Israeli soldier, killed in Gaza.......

    Palestinians:

    1. Mohammed Shaaban, 24, killed in Gaza.

    2. Amjad Shaaban, 30, killed in Gaza.

    3. Khader al-Bashiliki, 45, killed in Gaza.

    4. Rashad Yassin, 27, killed in the Nusseirat refugee camp.

    5. Mohammed Ayman Ashour, 15, killed in Khan Younis.........

    6. Riad Mohammed Kawareh, 50, killed in Khan Younis.

    7. Bakr Mohammed Judeh, 22, killed in Khan Younis.

    Jul 28 06:49

    Simon Cowell Under Fire for Donation to Israeli Army

    As well he should be!

    Cowell gave $150,000 to the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces last year, but the donation is only now hitting the news cycle, according to YNET News.

    As a result, Cowell began receiving images of dead Palestinian children on Twitter and has been accused of helping Israel invade Gaza.

    One of the tweets said Cowell has "blood on your hands," while another comment included a picture of a father holding his dead baby and read: "You donated money to Israel to do this. Now imagine this was your child.

    Jul 28 06:35

    Israel’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’–Barbaric human sacrifice taking place in Gaza’s real-life Apocalypto

    The fact that Gentiles are referred to disparagingly amongst Jews as ‘Goy’ or ‘Goyim’–the Hebrew equivalent of the word ‘livestock’ or ‘cattle’–is one indication that this association between non-Jews and livestock (rams, goats, sheep, etc) used for ritualistic sacrifice has been a fait accompli now for some time. As Israel sinks deeper and deeper into her Judaism and her ‘Jewishness’, and the more powerful that the Jewish community becomes, therefore the more ‘comfortable’ certain political and religious leaders become in voicing ideas that before had to be kept hidden from the Gentile world for the sake of ‘operational security’. Of the various statements made in recent history, few compare in revealing this mindset than that made by Israel’s former Chief Sephardic Rabbi Ovadiah Yusef who stated to wit–

    ‘Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world, only to serve the People of Israel…Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat…With gentiles, it will be like any person: They need to die, but God will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant. That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew…’

    Jul 27 19:42

    Deconstructing the Zionist View of Gaza’s Horror - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

    The truth is that outside Israel, Washington, D.C. and various other Zionist strongholds, David Harris’s worldview is crumbling. And, as the numbers of those who share his viewpoint shrinks, other counter-groups, such as the boycott Israel movement, grow in number. Sooner or later a tipping point will be reached and then things will change and probably do so rapidly. On that day what will David Harris do? Blame it all on anti-Semitism? Take residence at the top of Masada? Or grudgingly seek to make his peace with the Palestinians?,

    Jul 27 15:28

    Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov Explains How to Brainwash a Nation

    This amazing interview was done back in 1985 with Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB agent who was trained in subversion techniques. He explains the 4 basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way those in power want them to. It’s shocking because our nation has been transformed in the exact same way, and followed the exact same steps.

    Jul 27 11:35

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 21

    Live Blog | Day 21 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24804

    Jul 27 10:35

    Hitler’s War: What the Historians Neglect to Mention

    Most have heard: “There are two sides to every story and then there is the truth.”

    Also, most have heard, “History is written by the Victors.”

    Most have not heard the German side of the causes of World War 2.

    In the US, as in essentially all countries and in all times, the citizens are presented with one version of critical events; the version that the people that control the State want the people to hear.

    This documentary presents a version of the events leading to WW2, the causes of that war, from the German Perspective.

    This version is the one that the US & Western Powers That Be did not want the citizens of those lands to hear.

    Is this version the full truth? Likely not. However, the best way to determine the full truth of a matter is to allow all the interested parties to tell their story, their side.

    Jul 27 09:54

    Hamas not complicit in teens’ kidnap: Israeli police

    The Israeli Police Foreign Press Spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, appears to have falsified the Israeli government’s claim that Hamas was responsible for the killing of three Israeli settler teens in June, by saying responsibility lies with a lone cell that operated without the complicity of Hamas’ leadership.

    The kidnapping and subsequent killing of three Israeli settler teens last month is considered to be a flashpoint for the escalated violence in Gaza -- that as of day 19 of the conflict has left 926 Palestinians, mostly civilians, dead.

    At the time Israeli authorities placed the blame squarely on Hamas, with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu saying "They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by animals in human form. Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay."

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    Let's review the timetable.

    Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

    But Netanyahu declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

    To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

    The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

    But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

    I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

    Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!


    Jul 27 07:22

    Federal Judge Says U.S. Government Can Steal Unlimited Money From Anyone At Any Time Under The U.S. Patriot Act – 27 July 2014

    He was held at Guantanamo Baby for more than 10 years without being charged before being released to his home country Dec. 5, 2013. He had opposed transfer to Algeria, because he feared persecution there, according to court papers.

    The Pentagon, however, refused to return his money, based on what government lawyers claimed to be a policy “based on a strong national security interest in preventing these funds from being used in a manner that would adversely impact the safety and security of the United States.” The justification was drawn from provisions in the USA Patriot Act, reports said.

    Some human rights groups have argued that the policy constitutes a “war crime,” specifically in that it is in violation of an international prohibition of wartime “pillage,” according to Vice News.

    Jul 27 06:42

    Survivors of massacre in Khuza’a say Israeli forces used Palestinians as human shields

    Ayman Abu Toaimah, 32, a resident of Khuza’a recalls, “As Israeli invading troops advanced to the village they besieged it and used residents as human shields. When the Israeli army arrested people and then released some of them, they were told they are free to go back to the village, but as they were fleeing they came under fire and some of them shot dead. These people were used as human shields.”

    Abu Saleem, 56, a resident of Khuza’a echoed Abu Toaimah, “Israelis claim that Hamas is using us as human shields– how? This is a lie, we do not see fighters in the streets. It’s them, the Israelis who used us as human shields in Khuza’a and Shuja’iyeh. They turned our houses into military posts, terrified residents in the houses. They attacked innocent civilians with their bombs, and missiles, they attacked chicken farms, they burned our crops, they have no mercy.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is not the first time the Israelis have been caught using Palestinians as human shields.

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    Jul 27 01:06

    GAZA GENOCIDE

    For 66 years Gaza Strip (the present day Auschwitz) was subject to incremental Genocide by Israel. Gaza Strip itself was created by Israel in its earliest war crimes.

    In the spring and summer of 1948 Israel uprooted all the population of 247 Palestinian villages in southern Palestine and herded them in a tiny strip, hence named Gaza Strip. Thus the largest and longest-duration concentration camp in the world was created by Israel. Since then Israel continued to exterminate as many refugees as possible.

    Jul 27 00:50

    Israel-Gaza conflict: More than a million people around the world take to the streets to protest at the horrific carnage unfolding in Gaza

    The world has reacted in disgust to pictures of the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians in Gaza, including women and children, since Israel launched an offensive against Hamas 19 days ago.

    In France, several hundred people also flouted a ban to protest after an attempt to halt yesterday's demonstration following an attack on a synagogue and Jewish-owned shops in a Paris suburb. The demonstrators ignored calls from Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, for the ban to be observed, after he claimed chatter on social networks had indicated a risk it could become a "cortège of violence".

    Other pro-Gaza demonstrations were also mounted in cities around the globe, including Dublin, Singapore, Washington DC, San Francisco, Auckland and Melbourne.

    Jul 26 19:36

    Britain dies of shame - by Stuart Littlewood

    “We have spoken to Israel for more than 18 years and the result has been zero. We have signed agreements here and there at various times and then when there is a change in the government of Israel we have to start again from the beginning. We ask for our life and to be given back our Jerusalem, to be given our state and for enough water to drink. We want to be given more opportunity to reach Jerusalem. I have not seen Jerusalem since 1990.

    “We want to see an end to this occupation, and please do not ask us to protect those who are occupying our territory.”…..Fr Manuel Mussallam

    Jul 26 19:33

    It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

    But now, officials admit the kidnappings were not Hamas’s handiwork after all. BuzzFeed reporter Sheera Frenkel was among the first to suggest that it was unlikely that Hamas was behind the deaths of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach. Citing Palestinian sources and experts in the field, Frenkel reported that kidnapping three Israeli teens would be a foolish move for Hamas. International experts told her it was likely the work of a local group, acting without concern for the repercussions

    Jul 26 19:10

    Sean Hannity Goes On Wild Screaming Fit At Palestinian Guest [VIDEO]

    On Fox News’ Hannity, eponymous host Sean Hannity decided to bring on a Palestinian guest to help get a better understanding of the experience for Palestinians in Gaza right now. Just kidding, he had him on to belittle, demean and badger the Palestinian expert before ultimately cutting his mic and kicking him off the air. Fox News: Fair and Balanced.

    Jul 26 15:37

    Watch: Life in Gaza explained

    The Gaza Strip has been described as the world’s largest open air prison. Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip has had catastrophic results for average Palestinians living there.

    The video looks at the the unforgiving realities the Palestinians of Gaza face everyday.

    Jul 26 15:35

    Britain dies of shame as Her Majesty's Government plays the useful idiot to Israel's crazed ambition

    Stuart Littlewood highlights Britain’s continuing shameful policies towards Israel’s aggression against the Palestinian people, noting that the new foreign minister, Philip Hammond, is as wedded to Israel as his predecessor, William Hague.

    Jul 26 13:02

    Palestinian Resistance: an icon for those who long to live free - by Susan Abulhawa

    Palestinians have done it all. We choose resistance, always, in all its forms. We resist because it is our right. Because we are the indigenous people of the land and we have nowhere else to go or belong. Because our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and on and on are buried in this soil. Because we are right and our cause is just. We resist passively and actively. We resist violently and non-violently. It is our legal and moral right to resist with whatever means available to us against what has been accurately called “incremental genocide.”

    Jul 26 11:34

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 20

    Live Blog | Day 20 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24795

    Jul 26 11:08

    'Phosphorus' reports: Ukraine military 'dropped incendiary bombs' on Slavyansk

    Jul 26 09:58

    Rescuing the Petrodollar and energy war - the real reason for the US provoking revolution in Ukraine

    Gaspipe Diplomacy: How Ukraine Set Off a New U.S.-Russian Energy Fight
    By Sylvia Todorova on Jul 23, 2014

    As WhoWhatWhy readers know, the real reasons surrounding a conflict are often buried under the headlines and rhetoric. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that, behind the scenes, oil and natural gas are driving a big piece of the U.S. response to Russian involvement in Ukraine.

    If you want to understand where the rubber meets the geopolitical road in the Ukraine war, you need to learn about the 1,480-mile South Stream natural gas pipeline.

    I might rephrase the headline slightly": "How a US - Russian Energy Fight Set Off Ukraine /SR

    For more on the petrodollar and the economic implication of its demise go here: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/?s=petrodollar

    Jul 26 09:41

    Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report

    Over the past several months, Mr. Tenet has quietly engineered a counterattack against the Senate committee’s voluminous report, which could become public next month. The effort to discredit the report has set up a three-way showdown among former C.I.A. officials who believe history has been distorted, a White House carefully managing the process and politics of declassifying the document, and Senate Democrats convinced that the Obama administration is trying to protect the C.I.A. at all costs.

    The report is expected to accuse a number of former C.I.A. officials of misleading Congress and the White House about the program and its effectiveness, but it is Mr. Tenet who might have the most at stake.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The people who engineered this torture program should not have the luxury of living comfortably, writing their memoirs; they should be cooling their heels at the International Court of Justice at the Hague, awaiting trials for war crimes.

    Humankind has known, from the time of the Catholic Inquisition, that torture only makes the tortured individual confess to anything their torturers want to hear to get the torture to stop. Torture does not produce actionable intelligence, is immoral, and should be illegal.

    Because when the US tortures, or outsources torture, it gives carte blanche to any foreign government to torture American civilians or military personnel.

    Please, those of you in the military, or with family and friends in the military, chew on that one for awhile.

    Jul 26 07:55

    Israeli sniper killing wounded civilian

    UPDATED 22/7/14: The young man who was murdered in Shajiya after being wounded by an Israeli sniper, has been confirmed as Salem Khalil Salem Shammaly, 23-years-old, resident of Shajiya (http://palsolidarity.org/2014/07/woun...).

    20/7/14: International and Palestinian volunteers accompanied Civil Defense and other rescue crews, as well as family members, into Shajiya, in an attempt to locate survivors of overnight and ongoing shelling by the Israeli army. A young Palestinian man, in a green t-shirt, who hoped to reach his family's home, was shot by an Israeli soldier while crossing an alley between buildings. Two additional rounds struck him as he lay injured on the ground.

    Jul 25 20:37

    It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

    When the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, kidnapped in the West Bank, were found late last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mince words. "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay," he said, initiating a campaign that eventually escalated into the present conflict in the region.

    Jul 25 17:30

    Seven Palestinians killed in protests across West Bank

    As Palestinians in Gaza buried the dozens killed during the eighteenth consecutive day of Israel’s relentless military assault by air, land and sea, Israeli fire killed at least seven during protests in the occupied West Bank.

    At least ten Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army and by Israeli civilians in the West Bank since the beginning of the Gaza assault on 7 July as Palestinians in the West Bank and present-day Israel rise up in solidarity with Gaza, where at least 843 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the onslaught.

    Jul 25 11:01

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 19

    Live Blog | Day 19 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24792

    Jul 25 10:03

    Israeli Lawyer Doesn’t Deny Nuremberg Crimes on Palestinians

    I spoke with the head military lawyer for the IDF, Joel Zinger. And I said … “It’s clear you people are inflicting Nuremberg crimes on the Palestinians. Exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews. What’s your explanation?”

    He said: “Military necessity.”

    Notice, he didn’t disagree with me.

    I said: “That argument was rejected at Nuremberg when the lawyers for the Nazis made it.”

    And then he said: “Well, we have public relations people in the United States … and they handle these matters for us.”

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    And they are clearly doing a wonderful job! :)

    Jul 25 10:02

    Human Rights Court Condemns Poland for CIA Torture Black Site

    Joe Wright
    Activist Post

    The CIA global torture network is coming under much-needed revived scrutiny from the latest revelation that a secret prison existed in a Polish forest for the purpose of rendition and interrogation of suspected terrorists.

    The European Court of Human Rights has concluded that Poland fully cooperated with the establishment of the site and subsequently failed to investigate prisoner claims of torture while being held there...

    Jul 25 08:15

    Britain Admits Selling $12 Billion in Weapons to Israel

    Data published in a new report from the House of Commons in London states the value of all British military exports to Israel currently being processed comes to £7.9 billion ($12.1 billion).

    This data was supplied by Vince Cable, Britain’s business secretary, who oversees the weapons trade.

    I had to do a double-take when reading this information as until now Britain has indicated that the value of its arms sales to Israel are measured in millions, rather than billions.

    Jul 24 20:58

    EU Court: Poland Enabled CIA Torture

    In what has been described as a watershed moment, a European court ruled Thursday that Poland enabled rendition and torture carried out by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

    The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights marks the first court judgement on the CIA's so-called "black sites," secret offshore prisons where detainees are tortured.

    Jul 24 18:34

    US Invents Reports of Russia Attacking Ukraine Bases

    State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf introduced the story to the press at today’s briefing, claiming that the US has secret evidence from “human intelligence information” that the attacks are taking place. The Pentagon concurred, saying such attacks have been going on “for several days.”

    During the past several days, there has not been a single report out of Ukraine of an artillery strike against any of their military bases, anywhere in the country. The last such incident was two weeks ago, when rebels fired a BM-21 grad at a military base.

    And this is Ukraine we’re talking about, which comes up with its own dubious stories of Russian attacks on a near daily basis. If Russia was carried out concerted shelling against Ukrainian military targets, Ukraine would be harping on about it constantly. They aren’t even alleging anything close to that is happening.

    Jul 24 14:13

    The CIA’s Global Torture Operations: Disclosure under Barack Obama, the Most Secretive President in U.S. History

    Journalist Mai Bei, (Yahoo News) is reminding America of its recent dark past vis-à-vis that longtime rogue agency the CIA’s global torture operations during that rogue regime of the Bush administration.

    The plot thickens with the Senate Intelligence Committee strongly in favor of declassifying its five years in the making, 6,700 page report bringing to light in graphic criminal detail the plethora of Geneva Convention and international law violations committed by overzealous CIA henchmen in their quest to torture information out of thousands of detainees the world over “fighting” America’s so called war on terror. Today’s article attempts to create high drama Washington-style by hyping up anticipation of an executive-legislative showdown between how much of the CIA’s dastardly deeds should be disclosed to the waiting American public.

    Jul 24 11:31

    White House OKs Underwater Torture Chamber

    With all eyes glued on the atrocities in Gaza and Ukraine, another homegrown atrocity may soon be underway. The Obama administration has quietly executed one of those sneaky summer weekend news dumps in hopes of nobody noticing or caring. Because what, after all, are pods of insane dolphins, and hordes of dead turtles, and the extinction of an entire whale species compared to hundreds of battered human bodies?

    Jul 24 10:22

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 17

    Live Blog | Day 17 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine . http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24769

    Jul 24 00:03

    Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel may have committed war crimes, says UN human rights chief

    The two week offensive in Gaza, which has led to the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children in the crowded coastal enclave, could have seen war crimes committed by Israel, the UN’s top human rights official has warned.

    The remarks from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in Geneva came a week after Israel escalated its Operation Protective Edge – launched with the stated purpose of halting Hamas rocket fire – from aerial bombardments into a ground campaign that has resulted in a sharp increase in Palestinian casualties.

    They raised the possibility that the military campaign, if it continues much longer or is escalated further, could turn into a public relations and diplomatic debacle for Israel as happened with its Operation Cast Lead campaign launched in Gaza in 2008 and 2009.

    Jul 23 14:46

    Former Al-Qaeda Operative Claims Qaeda/ISIS Run By The CIA

    Brandon Turbeville
    Activist Post

    More evidence has been entered into the files of public record that terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the al-Nusra Front are completely controlled by the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies.

    In fact, according to Nabil Na’eem, founding member of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and a former commander of al-Qaeda, all current al-Qaeda affiliates are nothing more than offshoots of an overarching CIA terror operation. He also claimed that these groups will eventually be turned against Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has acted as a bankroller and facilitator for them for years on end...

    Jul 23 10:15

    Gaza crisis: UN votes to investigate possible war crimes - live updates Israeli minister replies, 'I have just two words: Get lost'

    Inre: the UN decision to investigate war crimes, just announced:

    "I have just two words about the UN Human Rights Council decision: Get lost." - @Tzipi_Livni
    — Dan Williams (@DanWilliams) July 23, 2014

    **and check out the 5.37 BST quotes... you'll fall off your chair.

    Jul 23 08:21

    Israel 'Could Be Guilty Of Gaza War Crimes'

    There is a "strong possibility" Israel is violating international law in Gaza, the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.

    Opening an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Navanethem Pillay said Israel's punitive house demolitions and killing of Palestinians raised serious concerns of excessive use of force by the Jewish state.

    Jul 23 08:04

    The violence didn’t begin with the three abducted Israeli settlers

    Although the media is largely portraying Israel’s actions as defensive,violence in the region did not begin with the kidnapping and murder of the three Israel settlers on June 12, 2014.
    In fact, Israel has been kidnapping and murdering Palestinian adults and youth on a regular basis for decades (read about how the conflict was started ), yet this is rarely covered in U.S. news.

    As the death toll in Gaza continues to rise, we hope you are continuing to contact your Congress people and Senators, asking them to demand that Israel stop its slaughter in Gaza.

    We’ve created a powerful infographic you can share with your friends and family that demonstrates two crucial facts:

    1) That the violence in the region began BEFORE three Israelis were abducted on killed on June 12, and

    2) That Israel has been killing a shockingly disproportionate number of civilians with its bombs in comparison to Hamas’ rockets, both in the current assault and over the last decade.

    Jul 23 07:57

    China questions if MH17 Black Boxes data will be falsified by U.K.. Western Media and government laying blame without evidence

    China questions if MH17 data on black boxes will be falsified by the U.K. and they have quite an article about the blame being put on Putin with U.S. pressure yet no evidence.

    They said the U.S. has not presented evidence Russia was behind it or even the rebels, yet Russia has presented evidence showing Ukraine was behind it.

    Where is the evidence from the U.S.? It is all media controlled blame, not real blame.

    Jul 22 18:44

    Why is Israel afraid of Gaza’s Ark?

    On July 11th, 2am local time, Israeli warships fired on the Palestinian/International boat, Gaza’s Ark, which burst into flames and was completely destroyed. We had been working on this project for over two years, buying on old fishing boat, the largest one we could find in Gaza, and converting it into a cargo vessel. It was due to sail out of Gaza in September, carrying goods from the occupied West Bank and Gaza to trade with the outside world, in an attempt to break the illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    Building this boat continued the movement to sail boats to and from Gaza and was also part of the much larger movement of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.

    So the question posed is, why was Israel so afraid of our little boat, carrying Palestinian embroidery and boxes of dates, a boat that posed no threat whatsoever to Israeli security? Why did the Israeli Occupation Forces feel it was necessary to destroy it?

    Jul 22 18:17

    Gaza neighbourhood devastated by Israeli bombing

    The Gaza neighbourhood of Shujeyah has been decimated by Israeli bombardment

    Jul 22 17:19

    Israeli Professor: Rape Palestinian Sisters and Mothers To Stop Terrorism

    Brandon Turbeville
    Activist Post

    As bombs rain down upon Gaza and Israeli troops march forward with tanks and bulldozers, a recent radio interview conducted on Israeli radio is drawing some criticism from across the world as well as in Israel.

    Although the interview was conducted nearly three weeks ago, shortly after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found after being kidnapped and murdered, Dr. Mordechai Kedar stated that the only way to force “terrorists” to think twice about their actions is the threat of the rape of their sisters and mothers...

    Jul 22 13:53

    Slaughter: Israel’s new “self defence

    Stuart Littlewood debunks the weasel-worded excuses dished out by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his newly-appointed foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, in defence of Israel’s blitzkrieg in the Gaza Strip.

    Jul 22 11:53

    Where are the *&%#$*@ sanctions against Israel for the genocide happening in Gaza? How come Israel can murder whoever they want?

    Israel has murdered over 600 people in a few days time but I am not hearing the U.S., EU or anyone else calling for sanctions against them.

    Remember Syria? The lies of a chemical attack last year? Remember how the U.S. and the world were outraged? BUT Israel can get away with $%^&*# murdering everyone they want... and #$%^&*@ Silence from every government!

    Israel is not the chosen country of the world in God's eyes. The Jews are not the chosen people of the world in Gods eyes. We All are chosen people, including the Palestinians! They have the right to live their lives in Freedom and liberty without being massacred by Israel!

    Enough is enough! If Russia was doing to East Ukraine what Israel is doing to Gaza we would be in WW3 with the U.S. and EU bombing Russia. Yet Israel can do as they please and murder who ever they please.

    Jul 22 11:10

    Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 16

    Live Blog | Day 16 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine. http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24728

    Jul 22 10:18

    Israel hits hundreds of targets in Gaza as soldier is confirmed missing

    Israel continued to pound Gaza overnight, including hitting 100 targets in Shujai'iya, the scene of the most intense fighting of the conflict, as the Israeli military confirmed that one of its soldiers was missing.

    Hamas claimed on Sunday that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the intense battle in Shujai'iya.

    The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) named the missing soldier as Sergeant Oron Shaul, 21, a combat soldier of the Golani brigade.

    Hamas and Islamic Jihad reportedly agreed to a five-hour pause in the fighting. However, Haaretz quoted senior Israeli officials as saying a humanitarian ceasefire was "not on our agenda right now".

    Jul 22 08:21

    Israel is being defeated in Gaza as it was in Lebanon

    One officer, a veteran of Gaza operations, who left the fighting area for a few hours, told Haaretz: “I’ve been to Shujaiyeh before, but I’ve never seen it – or Hamas – like this before. Their equipment and tactics are just like Hezbollah. Missile traps and IEDs everywhere – and they stay and fight instead of melting away like in the past.”

    They stay and fight because, unlike Israel, Palestinians in Gaza have no choice, no alternative, no option to go back to a slow death under a crippling siege.

    Jul 21 21:28

    Slaughtering the men, women and children you illegally occupy and daily humiliate…It’s the new ‘self defence’

    I mean, would a British government be mad enough to illegally occupy its next door neighbours for nearly 50 years, trash their heritage, steal their resources, move settlers into choice locations, cage the natives within the sealed remnants then bomb them all to hell and back for firing garden-shed rockets? Wellyes, I guess a Cameron government might do exactly that if told to… and call it self defence just like their Israeli buddies.

    Jul 21 21:22

    Foundation of the US Empire: Axes of Evil

    The US political leadership, beholden to unconditional supporters of Israel, has committed the most damaging policies in US history. First and foremost, these elite-educated policymakers have degraded the entire economic dimensions of empire by pursuing a relentless military agenda – destroying oil producers, raising world prices, sowing instability and by bleeding the US Treasury of trillions of dollars – with few returns.

    Jul 21 16:54

    Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot and Killed by Sniper

    A video emerged Monday that is described as showing a Palestinian man repeatedly shot and ultimately killed by a sniper while he searched for his family in the devastated neighborhood of Shujaiyeh.

    Jul 21 14:25

    Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

    Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.

    Some of the controversial "sting" operations "were proposed or led by informants", bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.

    The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system's ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.

    Jul 21 13:23

    Online Live Stream From #GazaUnderAttack

    24/7 Online live stream from Gaza Strip. Watch here --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24600

    Jul 21 13:21

    Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 19 & 20 July 2014

    Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 19 & 20 July 2014, 1500 hrs. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24715

    Jul 21 13:20

    Live Blog - #GazaUnderAttack – Day 15

    Live Blog | Day 15 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge | #GazaUnderAttack | #Palestine | Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24719

    Jul 21 11:57

    UK Government Wants Immunity in Torture Case

    The government is determined to prevent ministers and officials from being accountable to the courts for colluding in wrongdoing abroad even if it involves torture, three of the country’s most senior judges were warned on Monday.

    Jul 21 09:20

    Gaza hospital hit in fatal Israeli attack – live updates

    Israel's prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has signalled that the offensive against Gaza will intensify still further. "The operation will be expanded until the goal is achieved," he said after a meeting of his security cabinet.

    The UN Security Council has expressed concern at the escalation of violence in Gaza and called for an immediate ceasefire. "The members of the Security Council expressed serious concern about the growing number of casualties. The members of the Security Council called for an immediate cessation of hostilities," Rwandan UN Ambassador Eugene Gasana told reporters after an emergency meeting of the 15-member council. The UN's human rights council is due to discuss the crisis on Wednesday after a request from Egypt.

    Jul 21 08:37

    Even a Guantanamo Nurse Refuses to Force-Feed Prisoners

    We’ve been following the Guantanamo Bay prisoner hunger strikes for some time now, but the situation has inexplicably not improved. In fact, things have gotten so terrible that one of the nurses assigned to administer the force-feedings has declined to participate anymore.

    Jul 21 07:46

    Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

    US tax dollars at work

    The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza. Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, on 17 July, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.

    Jul 21 06:51

    Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash - Russian military

    Busted Obama! It's over!

    The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    “A Ukraine Air Force military jet was detected gaining height, it’s distance from the Malaysian Boeing was 3 to 5km,” said the head of the Main Operations Directorate of the HQ of Russia’s military forces, Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov speaking at a media conference in Moscow on Monday.

    Jul 20 19:24

    Letter of Norwegian doctor in Gaza

    The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

    The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24 hour shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!

    Jul 20 16:57

    Document released by Wikileaks proves Israeli Government lied to justify Operation Cast Lead against Gaza in 2008

    Back at the end of 2008 when the Israeli government launched its war against Hamas-controlled Gaza, it insisted that it had no choice: Hamas had not maintained the cease-fire with Israel and the IDF had no choice but to respond. But a WikiLeak cable released indicates the cease-fire was working well, perhaps too well from the point of view of Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

    Jul 20 15:45

    1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

    Many of the children were killed in their own homes.

    Jul 20 12:35

    Israeli Massacre in Gaza City kills at least 66

    On the 13th day of the ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip, residents say invading Israeli forces committed “a new massacre” in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City. At least 66 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in the eastern neighborhood, medics said Sunday.

    Jul 20 12:29

    Bloody Sunday as 99 Gazans, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

    Two of the 13 Israeli soldiers killed Sunday were dual U.S.-Israel nationals, the Times of Israel reported. The deaths bring the total number of Israeli military casualties to 18.

    Jul 20 11:09

    RAW: Al-Shujaiyah Massacre

    GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING

    This video shows bodies of all ages littering the streets of the Shujayea (Al-Shajaiyah) in Gaza, killed by Israeli terrorist bombardment. It was taken today. We must warn you this contains distressing images of death.

    Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24690

    Jul 20 11:05

    #GazaUnderAttack – Day 14 - Al-Shujaeya Massacre

    Day 14 | WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine . Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24704

    Jul 20 11:01

    The failures of Abbas leadership

    Much of Hamas’ confidence comes from the Palestinian public, who see it standing up bravely for the national cause while Mahmoud Abbas plays the diplomatic supplicant. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24683

    Jul 20 10:59

    #GazaUnderAttack – Day 13

    Day 13 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24673

    Jul 20 10:56

    Occupation of Palestinian Territories Likely to Intensify in Coming Months

    Jeff Halper says that the Israeli public does not generally put the cycles of violence with Gaza and the West Bank in the context of decades-long military occupation, and that this leads to support for further domination of the Palestinians. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24662

    Jul 20 10:01

    Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee Israeli bombardment

    The fiercest fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted on Sunday as Israel dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee.

    The Palestinian government has described the attack on Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood, in which at least 60 people were killed, as a "war crime" which required immediate international intervention.

    Jul 19 23:56

    Israel Drops Cancer-inducing Bombs on Gazans

    A Norwegian doctor working in Gaza has strongly criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Dr. Erik Fosse recently stated to Press TV that the majority of patients hospitalized in Gaza are civilians injured in attacks on their homes, and that about thirty percent of these victims are children

    Jul 19 20:28

    Khalilah Sabra: Israel Is Using Banned Weapons against the People of Gaza

    As the Tel Aviv regime continues its deadly campaign of airstrikes against the densely populated Gaza Strip, where some 1.6 million people are living in an area of 360 km2 under critical conditions exacerbated by continuous water shortage, power blackout and lack of access to foodstuff and medicine, conscious activists across the world are raising their voice in protest against the inhumane measures adopted by Israel in Gaza, which has been under siege for more than 7 years now.

    Jul 19 18:24

    Tens of thousands march through London: The BBC is silent…

    Crowds of tens of thousands gathered in Central London today to protest at the on-going military actions of Israel in the Gaza Strip. Estimates range from 50,000 to 100,000, making this one of the largest demonstrations in recent years in Britain.

    Jul 19 17:57

    Reuters: Clashes Erupt in Paris as Thousands Rally To Denounce Israel Attack on Gaza

    Angry Crowds Defy Ban on Pro-Palestinian Protests

    Paris — Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in Paris on Saturday as they defied a ban on a planned rally against violence in the Gaza strip.

    A Reuters photographer said demonstrators in northern Paris launched projectiles at riot police, who responded by firing teargas canisters and stun grenades.

    Demonstrators also climbed on top of a building and burned an Israeli flag. At least one car was set on fire.

    A police spokesman said that 38 demonstrators had been arrested by early evening and that the clashes were dying down.

    Jul 19 07:20

    Norwegian surgeon witnesses Israeli war crimes in Gaza

    Gilbert, 67, a surgeon, murmurs as he walks in the Intensive Care Unit: "This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable... what's happening is no less than premeditated killing and genocide."

    In an interview with Safa News, Gilbert says the Israeli occupation deliberately uses internationally forbidden destructive weapons in its continued onslaught on Gaza.

    "Israeli bombs cause injuries that cannot be immediately seen via x-ray," Gilbert said, "After a period of time, the injury starts to bleed."

    "The material used in these bombs is uncommon, which explains why we cannot cure the injured parts, and in some cases doctors are forced to amputate them," he says.

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