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Jul 22 20:28

Al-Aqsa Hospital hit as strikes on Gaza’s medical facilities continue

LATEST STRIKE ON HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCES WREAKS HAVOC ON AN ALREADY STRETCHED MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Jul 22 19:11

Israeli historian storms off RT's CrossTalk set after 8 minutes of listening to some unpalatable truths.

How much longer will Israel's latest invasion of Gaza last? Does it enhance Israel's security? Can Israel and Palestine live in peace or is it a war without end? CrossTalking with Nora Lester Murad, Flynt Leverett and Martin van Creveld. (Martin Van Creveld is an Israeli military historian at Hebrew University.)

Jul 22 19:01

Berkeley Rabbi Is Fed Up: ‘I’m Done Apologizing for Israel’

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict rages, one liberal American rabbi says he’s “done apologizing for Israel” and mincing his words when discussing the Middle East conflict.

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 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 15:59

Anonymous Vows Cyber-Attack on Israel

The shadowy hacker collective known as Anonymous has announced it will launch a round of cyber-attacks this Friday against the Israeli government, in retaliation for Israel’s ongoing military intervention in Gaza.

Jul 22 14:36

You're Paying for That War in Gaza

Of all the ways to frame America's role in the latest war between Israelis and Palestinians, the most bizarre might be the Bloomberg headline "Will the U.S. Get Involved in Israel-Gaza Conflict?" What do you mean will, folks? The U.S. has been deeply involved with this war from the beginning, because the U.S. is underwriting it.

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 13:48

Video: Heartrending Gaza: Reporter breaks into tears live on air

A reporter for Al Jazeera news channel broke into tears halfway through a television broadcast while relaying the horrific scenes and destruction he witnessed following over two weeks of Israeli shelling in Gaza.

Jul 22 13:45

Heartrending Gaza: Reporter breaks into tears live on air (VIDEO)

A reporter for Al Jazeera news channel broke into tears halfway through a television broadcast while relaying the horrific scenes and destruction he witnessed following over two weeks of Israeli shelling in Gaza.

The correspondent, who had just returned from Gaza's Shejaia neighborhood – which came under heavy Israeli bombardment on Sunday, leaving dozens dead – began speaking about what he and his TV crew witnessed. He stated that his team saw a lot of bodies, adding that the crew was in a state of shock.

However, as he was describing the “laying bodies,” he broke into tears. He tried to compose himself and continue, but subsequently walked off screen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be why Israel opened fire on Al Jazeera's Gaza office.

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 11:47

Israel-Gaza conflict: Air Canada cancels Tel Aviv flight over safety concerns

Air Canada has cancelled its scheduled flight to Tel Aviv from Toronto tonight, following the lead of other airlines concerned about rocket fire near Ben Gurion Airport.

Air Canada had a flight scheduled to leave for Tel Aviv from Toronto at 6:10 p.m. ET. The airline will continue to evaluate the situation and provide updates as needed, a spokeswoman said.

Jul 22 11:47

U.S. flight ban could be Hamas' biggest success in latest clash with Israel

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday barred U.S. airliners from traveling to and from Israel for at least 24 hours, in the wake of now-confirmed reports saying a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport, the country's only international airport.

Several airlines already had suspended operations or diverted flights.

The ban comes less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over Ukraine. For Hamas, it could be the biggest break the Islamist group has had since the most recent fighting started -- potentially increasing Israeli's physical and psychological isolation from the rest of the world. The airport handles about 14 million travelers a year.

Jul 22 11:47

Israel Declares Boycott on Israeli-Palestinians

Amid an illegitimate Israeli attack* on Palestinians living in Gaza, Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman requested a Herem, a religious boycott, on Israeli-Palestinians. Breathless, over one million citizens are waiting the repudiation of racism by Prime Minister Netanyahu, while seven million others rejoice on the calamities of others in the best spirit of Jewish "Simha L'Eid."+

Jul 22 11:46

Director Jonathan Demme Calls Israel's Offensive In Gaza A 'Horrendous Use Of Force'

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme spoke out against Israel's ground offensive in Gaza during a HuffPost Live interview on Monday.

Demme talked with with host Ricky Camilleri about his new film "A Master Builder," which is based on a classic play by Henrik Ibsen. During the conversation, Demme shared his take on the conflict in Palestine:

Jul 22 11:43

Syrian capital witnesses "fiercest fighting in months"

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday that regime forces launched a massive aerial offensive on the neighborhood of Jobar, leaving at least 18 people wounded.

"Starting dawn Tuesday, Jobar saw the fiercest fighting in months, coupled with intense aerial bombardment," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

Regime forces launched at least nine strikes on Jobar, while troops on the ground continued fighting. Regime forces also allegedly "deployed tanks..and shelled rebel areas of Jobar," according to the Observatory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I cannot wait to see Jen Psaki try to explain why Netanyahu shelling Gaza is good while Assad shelling the hired mercenaries is bad.

Jul 22 11:41

JON STEWART DISCOVERS IT’S NOT KOSHER TO CRITICISE ISRAEL IF YOU ARE JEWISH

Meanwhile, Israel is learning that war is not good for business ...

Jul 22 11:38

UTILIZADOS Israeli propaganda video

It's in Spanish, but it basically narrates that the soldiers are 'trained' to ignore provacations by children trying to provoke the soldiers of filming parents. These kids dont look Arab at all. Frankly, this looks staged.

Jul 22 11:26

How Britain Profits from the Attack on Gaza

The video emerged on Monday. It appears to show a man searching for his family amid the rubble of Gaza, apparently during a ceasefire. He is shot by a sniper. For a while he lies there, moving awkwardly. Then he is shot again.

Jul 22 11:16

Gazans Ordered to Evacuate Ask: 'Where Are We Supposed to Go?'

Yet Suliman said that these warnings are disingenuous, and in Gaza — a cramped home to nearly 2 million people — there’s a cruel irony in this advice to evacuate: there’s hardly anywhere safe to go.

“This is a tactic to tell the world that the IDF cares about civilian lives so that when they kill civilians they can say, ‘We warned people, they didn’t leave, Hamas is using them as shields.’ This is completely ridiculous,” Suliman said. “They are saying, ‘We want the residents of the northern Gaza districts to leave their houses,’ but 250,000 people live in the northern Gaza districts. They are telling a quarter of a million people to leave their houses.”

“That’s laughable. Where are they going to go?”

Jul 22 11:12

Gazans flee Israeli bombardment – into the path of more bombs

Thousands of Gazans attempt to find shelter as the UN estimates that more than 100,000 are displaced

Jul 22 11:11

UN school sheltering Gaza displaced hit by Israel shells: UNRWA

A United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said.

The official said a team, with Israeli clearance, was at the school run by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA in Al-Maghazi when Israeli tank shelling resumed, hitting the building on Tuesday afternoon.

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 11:09

The Human Cost Of Shelling In Gaza

Jul 22 11:04

Emergency Action: Artists Against the War - rally at Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, Tue. July 22,2014

War is bad. We didn’t come into this world to kill one another.
We believe that civic and political equality should reign from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river. We believe in the shared and beautiful life of jews and arabs, Israelis and Palestinians, we believe that there is a peaceful solution to the terrible war being waged right now, and we disparagingly kick at the nationalist militaristic propaganda being touted at the Israeli public.
We are against missiles, tanks, cannons, and rockets from Israel and Gaza, and against violence from any direction aimed at any religion, gender, race, or color.
There is an opposition in Israel. The occupation of the Palestinian people must end. Peace talks must start. The State of Israel must change immediately!

We will meet on Tuesday, July 22nd, at 8:00pm at Rabin Square, Tel-Aviv

Jul 22 10:54

SIX MILLION JEWS 1915-1938 HD

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Objective researchers have come to doubt the "6 Million Jews" claim of World War 2. But as it turns out, the Zionists have been using the "6 Million" theme for far longer, going back to World War 1!

Jul 22 10:53

Barbecuing the Palestinians: Once it was Nazis Leveling the Warsaw Ghetto, Now it's Israel's IDF Leveling Gaza

About six years ago, as part of his Bar Mitzvah, my son Jed did a project on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, producing his own graphic novel about the undergound fighters who used courage, creativity and the city's sewer system to, in some small way, offer resistance to the murderous program of the Nazis to exterminate Poland's Jews.

Jul 22 10:48

600 deaths in Israeli Gaza op: Military hits mosques, stadium, homes, hospital

Israel kept up attacks on Gaza on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians and hitting over 70 targets, including five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the deceased Hamas military chief.

The latest casualties in the fortnight-long violence have brought the Palestinian death toll to 570, according to AP. Almost 100 of them are children and many others are civilians.

A United Nations school which is helping to shelter displaced Palestinians in the center of Gaza also came under attack from Israeli fire as a team was inspecting damage from the day before, a UN official said.

The official mentioned that a team, who had been given permission by Israel to enter, were at the school, which is run by the UN in Al-Maghazi, when Israeli tanks resumed their shelling and hit the building.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Israel tells the Palestinians to leave their homes so they won;t be killed, then shells the school where they have moved to, then shells the school a second time while the UN inspectors are examining the carnage.

Jul 22 10:34

Ron Paul Rewind: Israel Encouraged Growth of Hamas

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ron Paul is, as usual, correct.

Israel loves to play this little game of "who do we talk to" to avoid peace talks. When Yasser Arafat united Palestine under the PLO, Israel's Shin Bet created and funded HAMAS as "controlled opposition, so that Israel could say, "We don't know who to have peace talks with, PLO or HAMAS." Then Yasser Arafat was assassinated and PLO collapsed, and HAMAS found itself the de facto Palestinian government, and following their election win in 2006, the legitimate one. So they started to act like a government, trying to take care of the Palestinians. So Israel set up FATAH as controlled opposition, so they could again play the game of "who do we talk to" and say "We don't know who to have peace talks with, HAMAS or FATAH." That is why when HAMAS and FATAH formed a unity government, Netanyahu went ballistic, because he could not avoid peace talks any longer. And because Netanyahu does not want peace with Palestine, he wants Palestine itself, he launched a war on Gaza.

Jul 22 10:28

Israeli Professor Suggests Rape as 'Terror Deterrent'

“The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped.” This assertion was made by Middle East scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University on an Israel Radio program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those Palestinian women make you hot, Doctor?

Jul 22 10:25

Israel - choking on the racist poison it rests on

The response in Israel to the attacks on Gaza has exposed a society consumed by the violence implicit in the Zionist enterprise.

As the famous Israeli novelist David Grossman put it, Israel’s “huge use of violence” causes a “depth of internal poison”.

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 10:12

WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM

I went rambling through the archives on this Blog today and wanted to give you all a pretty good picture of who I am …. So be sure to click on all of the links and then you might have a better understanding of WHO AND WHY I AM WHO I AM.

Jul 22 10:12

DAY 14 ~~ WE ARE GOING THROUGH HELL IN GAZA

Jul 22 10:11

Israel hits Al-Jazeera Gaza office

Al-Jazeera TV’s office in Gaza evacuated after gunshots fired straight into its building.

Jul 22 10:11

Israeli envoy: Our soldiers deserve a Nobel Peace Prize

Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel's ambassador to the US has said, backing his country's right to self-defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay; that was the shark!

Jul 22 10:02

Here’s how big Gaza is in comparison to some cities around the world

Jul 22 09:58

‘Netanyahu does not want peace between Israel and Palestine’

There is not going to be peace as long as Benjamin Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel; it was Netanyahu who broke off talks in April, Dr. Charles Cogan, former CIA officer, told RT.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu does not want peace. He wants the Palestinians' land and the Palestinians' gas!

Jul 22 09:54

Gaza death toll doubles in four days

The death toll from Israeli violence in Gaza approached 600 Palestinians as of Tuesday morning local time, according to reports from hospitals and emergency care workers in the beleaguered territory. The United Nations estimated that three quarters of the dead were civilians, including more than 100 children of all ages.

Jul 22 09:48

The moment 'unarmed civilian was shot dead by an Israeli sniper' as he desperately searched for his family: Palestinians release shocking video

This is the harrowing moment a young Palestinian man was allegedly shot by an Israeli sniper in front of a camera crew helping him search for his family before being fatally shot again as he struggled to get up.

Jul 22 09:32

Israel using US-supplied CW against Gazans: Analyst

A political commentator says Israel is using US-supplied chemical weapons to target Palestinians in Gaza amid the regime’s deadly offensive against the blockaded territory, Press TV reports.

In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today, said Washington’s supplying of chemical weapons to the Tel Aviv regime “is one of the shames of the American relationship with Israel.”

The analyst added that the US has given “an infinite number of chemical weapons” to Israel, stressing that the regime has “burnt many Palestinian children” using US-supplied “white phosphorous bombs.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel sees Gaza as their own territory, so what we have here is Netanyahu using banned chemical weapons against his own people , the very crime the United States Government accused Syria's Assad of as justification to remove him from power.

Jul 22 09:26

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (05:30 GMT) (P.2)

Webmaster's Commentary: 


A reader sent me this photo supposedly of the Israelis' "defending" themselves along the border with Gaza on Monday. Consider this an exercise in "look for what should be there and isn't."

Give up?

Is they were defending themselves they would be kneeling, crouching, or prone to dodge incoming fire. That they are standing tells us they are shooting in at people unable to shoot back!

Jul 22 08:53

600 deaths in Israeli Gaza op: Military hits mosques, stadium, homes, hospital

Israel kept up attacks on Gaza on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians and hitting over 70 targets, including five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the deceased Hamas military chief.

The latest casualties in the fortnight-long violence have brought the Palestinian death toll to 570, according to AP. Almost 100 of them are children and many others are civilians.

Additionally, nearly 500 homes have been destroyed in the Israeli bombardments and 100,000 people have been displaced, said Jens Laerke, spokesman of the UN Office for Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) at a Geneva news briefing.

On Monday, a hospital was hit in Gaza, with four people killed and scores of others wounded in the attack. Thirty of the wounded were medics, according to Sky News.

Jul 22 08:51

BEX ALERT - Two American soldiers die in Israel-Gaza conflict

Among the 20 Israelis who have died in the conflict, Max Steinberg and Sean Carmeli were two Americans fighting in the Israeli army.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CBS News is wagging two Americans serving in the Israeli army who have died in the invasion of Gaza to try to drag Americans' sympathies back towards Israel's side. But by doing so, CBS has reaffirmed the public perception of pro-Israel bias in that the hundreds of dead Gazans, many of them children, remain nameless and faceless in CBS' coverage.

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 not killed anyone or done more damage than knock 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 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 22 08:39

Major US air companies suspend flights to and from Israel

A number of major US airlines say they are immediately suspending flights to and from Israel after a rocket attack near Ben-Gurion International Airport. US Airways, Delta are both grounding their planes.

The decision was taken following a warning from the Federal Aviation Authority, after a rocket fell in Yehud, which is not far from the airport. A Delta Airlines flight from New York to Israel landed in Paris following the decision.

Jul 22 08:32

Israel accused of using flechette weapons on Palestinian civilians

The Israeli military has been accused of using flechette shells during its offensive in Gaza, which can cause widespread harm and death to civilians. The weapons, though legal in Israel and internationally, have been slammed as inhumane by rights groups.

The munitions are normally fired by tanks and contain thousands of small darts, which are released when the shell explodes in midair. The flechette shells are only four centimeters in length.

Jul 22 08:31

Free Palestine

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 22 07:26

State of Palestine: German-Palestinian family killed in Israeli air strike *GRAPHIC*

Jul 21 22:57

Urgent international action needed in Gaza: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has called for urgent international action to protect civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip, which has been under deadly Israeli attacks for more than two weeks.

Jul 21 22:54

107 Palestinians killed in Gaza over past 24 hours - UNRWA

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed over the past day since escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian enclave, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) reported Monday.

Jul 21 22:50

German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate'

Always the victims and never the aggressors.

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 18:01

Israeli Army beating Palestinian boy went viral on Social Media

Jul 21 17:58

Col. Ann Wright to Israel: "Stop the Massacre of Innocent Civilians in Gaza!"

Jul 21 17:32

Sinn Féin calls for expulsion of Israeli ambassador

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called on the Government to expel Israeli ambassador Boaz Modai from Ireland in protest at the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

Mr Adams' call follows a meeting yesterday between Mr Bodai and Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan, during which Minister Flanagan reiterated the Government’s deep concerns regarding the current situation in Gaza and Israel.

Jul 21 17:31

Hundreds of Japanese hold silent protest for Gaza

Some 500 people on Monday staged a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza, the biggest such gathering in the Japanese capital since the violence began early this month, organizers said.

As night fell demonstrators holding candles formed huge letters spelling "Gaza" in a city park, and offered a one-minute prayer for victims of the violence in the Palestinian territory.

Some waved Palestinian flags while others carried signs reading: "Stop the killing in Gaza. Japan cares."

Jul 21 17:26

Gaza is under fire, while Arab regimes are 'fighting' each other

Israel prefers Egyptian mediation to accomplish the truce in Gaza Strip since the Egyptian government shares Israelis with hostility toward Hamas, but Palestinian resistance --including Hamas-- rejected the proposed Israeli-Egyptian truce because it completely adopts Israeli demands . Meanwhile, Qatari and Turkish governments have suggested another truce's draft carries some of Palestinian demands. The Qatari-Turkish suggestion triggers anger of Egyptian government which keeps the 'coldest' relations with Qatar after ousting former Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, and the diplomatic Egyptian-Turkish relation has been frozen, because the Turkish government did not recognize the new Egyptian regime and considered it 'military coup'.

Jul 21 17:19

MSNBC Contributor Criticizes MSNBC On MSNBC For Air Time Given To Palestinian Voices

Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily featured criticism of the network’s coverage of the conflict in Gaza by one of its own paid contributors, Newsweek’s Rula Jebreal.

RULA JEBREAL: “We are biased when it comes to this issue. Look how many (sic) air time Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis — Andrea Mitchell and others. I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on these same issues..

RONAN FARROW: “I’m going to push back a little on that. We’ve had Palestinian voices on our air.”

JEBREAL: “Maybe for 30 seconds, and then you have 25 minutes for Bibi Netanyahu.”

Jul 21 17:15

Why I Object to Israel’s Military Campaign

Even today, when rockets are exploding above the city I love most in the world, even when we rush into our apartment building’s stairwell and march downstairs along with the neighbors to the bicycle room that has been turned into a makeshift bomb shelter. Even now, I oppose this military operation wholeheartedly. The sight of the Israeli air force’s attack helicopters crossing the sky, going south along the Tel Aviv coastline does not fill me with pride or gratitude—it horrifies and depresses me.

Jul 21 16:19

MSNBC Contributor Accuses Network Of 'Biased' Coverage Toward Israel

MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal took issue with the network's coverage of the conflict in the Middle East on Monday.

Speaking on Ronan Farrow's show, she accused MSNBC of covering the Israeli perspective far more than the Palestinian side.

“We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue," said Jebreal, an Italian-Palestinian journalist with dual Italian and Israeli citizenship. "Look how [much] air time Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis — Andrea Mitchell and others. I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on these same issues —"

“I’m going to push back a little on that," Farrow interjected. "We’ve had Palestinian voices on our air.”

“Maybe for 30 seconds, and then you have twenty-five minutes for Bibi Netanyahu, and half an hour for Naftali Bennett," Jebreal countered, referring to Israel's prime minister and minister of the economy, respectively.

Jul 21 15:53

Israel accused of using flechette weapons on Palestinian civilians

The Israeli military has been accused of using flechette shells during its offensive in Gaza, which can cause widespread harm and death to civilians. The weapons, though legal in Israel and internationally, have been slammed as inhumane by rights groups.

The munitions are normally fired by tanks and contain thousands of small darts, which are released when the shell explodes in midair. The flechette shells are only four centimeters in length.

Jul 21 15:03

Reporter Breaks Down while Reporting on Israeli Killing of Palestinian Children?

Jul 21 14:43

In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

They hid at the El-Wafa hospital.

They hid at the Al-Aqsa hospital.

They hid at the beach, where children played football.

They hid at the yard of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad.

They hid among the residential quarters of Shujaya.

They hid in the neighbourhoods of Zaytoun and Toffah.

They hid in Rafah and Khan Younis.

They hid in the home of the Qassan family.

They hid in the home of the poet, Othman Hussein.

They hid in the village of Khuzaa.

They hid in the thousands of houses damaged or destroyed.

They hid in 84 schools and 23 medical facilities.

They hid in a cafe, where Gazans were watching the World Cup.

They hid in the ambulances trying to retrieve the injured.

They hid themselves in 24 corpses, buried under rubble.

They hid themselves in a young woman in pink household slippers, sprawled on the pavement, taken down while fleeing.

They hid themselves in two brothers, eight and four, lying in the intensive burn care unit in Al-Shifa.

Jul 21 14:42

Hamas commends withdrawal of Ecuadorian ambassador from Tel-Aviv

The Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas hailed on Friday the Ecuadorian decision to withdraw his country's ambassador to Tel-Aviv in protest against Israeli aggression on Gaza.

Jul 21 14:39

French protest ban will only lead to more trouble

After three banned pro-Palestinian protests ended in full scale riots, the French government must now decide whether to allow another demo to go ahead on Saturday. The head of the French League of Human Rights tells The Local it would be major mistake to ban it.

Jul 21 14:34

Israel’s Netanyahu benefits from shooting down of Malaysian plane

An American political commentator believes that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu benefits from the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane because he can continue his atrocities in Gaza.

Jul 21 14:19

A doctor writes from Gaza - 'there are lakes of blood'

Professor Mads Gilbert, who is tending the wounded in Gaza, has written to Channel 4 News with an account of the effects of the Israeli shelling on Saturday night.

Jul 21 14:15

Celebrations as Hamas announces capture of Israeli soldier

Palestinians across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip celebrated late Sunday following an announcement by Hamas' military wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier.

Jul 21 14:10

Heavy Gaza attacks kill over 50 Palestinians

Sumud Nasser Siyam, 26, Muhammad Mahrous Salam Siyam, 25, Badir Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 25, Ahmad Ayman Mahrous Siyam, 17, Mustafa Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 12, Ghayda Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 8, Sherin Muhammad Salam Siyam, 32, Dalal Nabil Mahrous Siyam, 8 months, and Kamal Mahrous Salamah Siyam, 27, were pulled from the rubble.

Jul 21 14:08

Another Gaza Hospital Hit by Israeli Strike; Four Dead, 40 Hurt

Israeli forces fired a tank shell at a hospital in Gaza on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 others, health officials said.

Jul 21 13:43

MORE GAZA SPOOFS

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 13:01

PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi: ‘Deliberate Massacre’ in Gaza

An emotionally wrought Hanan Ashrawi calls on the world to act immediately in defense of defenseless Palestinian civilians being deliberately massacred in Gaza by Israeli military.

“Look there, there is no human being who cannot be affected by this. Unless you lose the last vestiges of humanity, you cannot allow this to go on. It has to stop,” Ashrawi said of the latest violence in Gaza.

“This morning, it’s nothing short of a massacre, a deliberate massacre. War crimes committed daily. But now there is a deliberate shelling and bombing and destruction of whole areas, of residential areas,” Ashrawi said on “This Week.”

Jul 21 12:54

Zionist Israel an International Pariah

Gaza has become a slaughter zone for the eradication of Palestinians with the most advanced military technology that Israel posses. In comparison the blaming of Hamas for this latest barrage of rockets, fails to recognize any proposition in the mutual savagery. Depending on one’s view just who is the unlawful belligerent, sympathy and condemnation follows. This eternal struggle will never end peacefully. Debating international law, dissecting historic claims, strategizing military options, analyzing diplomatic intentions, and especially honoring superior doctrine among conflicting religious beliefs is a formula that offers no solutions. Yet, Israel is wedded to an expansionist political objective. Extending settlements prevent any permanent settlement agreement.

Jul 21 12:45

Video of dead bodies all over Shujaya streets in East Gaza

Jul 21 11:46

SEEGER FEST FOR PEACE

Pete Seeger, who died in January, was a modern-day troubadour for social justice who was on the frontline of every key progressive crusade in his lifetime. Peter Dreier pays tribute to a great artist and human being.

‘TO everything, there is a season,’ Pete Seeger’s song, ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’, taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes, tells us. ‘A time to be born, a time to die.’

Seeger died on 27 January at 94. In the spirit of that song, he spent his time on earth planting, healing, laughing, building, dancing, loving, embracing and advocating peace.

Jul 21 11:45

#GazaUnderFire ~~ SPOOFS

Images ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

Jul 21 11:43

Canada backs imperialist aggression in Gaza and Ukraine

Last week Canada’s Conservative government strongly endorsed the bloody war launched by Israel against the people of Gaza, while seizing upon the crash of a Malaysian Airlines in the Ukraine to ratchet up its support for the Western imperialist powers’ drive to isolate, bully and threaten Russia.

Jul 21 11:12

Israeli War Crime: Video Shows Sniper Killing of Wounded Gaza Civilian

A video has emerged of the targeting and killing by a sniper of a Palestinian civilian in Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood where Israeli shelling killed dozens of civilians and caused massive destruction early on Sunday morning.

Jul 21 10:19

Urge the U.S. Government to stop arming Israel

This summer, civilians have borne the brunt of the violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Much of this has been carried out with foreign supplied arms.

Amnesty International is calling for a UN-imposed comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups. It is time for a UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst Israel’s invasion of Gaza and indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel.

The U.S. government needs to do its part and stop giving munitions, weapons, crowd control devices, and military training to Israel.

Jul 21 10:07

National demonstration: Stop the Massacre in Gaza - Free Palestine!

National Demonstration: Saturday 26th July.
Meet 12 noon at Israeli Embassy. Nearest tube: High Street Kensington. March to Parliament.

Organised by Stop the War, PSC, Friends of Al-Aqsa, CND, BMI, MAB and Palestine Forum in Britain.

Jul 21 09:48

Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian doctor

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!

Now, once more treated like animals by "the most moral army in the world" (sic!).

Jul 21 09:44

Naomi Klein: Enough. It’s Time for a Boycott of Israel

It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa

Every day that Israel pounds Gaza brings more converts to the BDS cause – even among Israeli Jews. In the midst of the assault roughly 500 Israelis, dozens of them well-known artists and scholars, sent a letter to foreign ambassadors in Israel. It calls for “the adoption of immediate restrictive measures and sanctions” and draws a clear parallel with the anti-apartheid struggle. “The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves … This international backing must stop.”

Jul 21 09:28

Activists occupy UK government building, demanding arms embargo on Israel

PALESTINE Solidarity activists in London occupied a UK government building yesterday to demand an immediate end to arms sales to Israel.

“By allowing arms exports to Israel to flourish, the UK government is providing material and political support for Israel’s violent oppression and collective punishment of Palestinians, including the current massacre in Gaza.”

“UK companies that export arms to Israel such as BAE Systems and Boeing are profiting directly from Israel’s on-going attacks on Palestinian civilians on Gaza,” the group member said.

“Rather than seeking to whitewash Israeli atrocities,” the campaigner added,”the UK government should listen to the appeals made by Palestinian civil society groups and Amnesty International and impose a military embargo on Israel. How many more people in Gaza have to die before the government will stop arming Israel?”

Jul 21 09:27

Norwegian MP calls for boycott of Israel over its Gaza offensive

Sunday, 20 July 2014 12:41Norwegian labor parties supported a call by a member of parliament to boycott Israeli products against the backdrop of the deadly Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Anadolu agency reported Sunday.

Labor Party MP and chairwoman of the defence and foreign affairs committee in the Norwegian parliament, Anniken Huitfeldt, has earlier called for boycotting Israeli products which Israel manufactures on occupied territories.

Huitfeldt demanded the government to implement the boycott as soon as possible "without wasting time." Six other parties endorsed Huitfeldt's call.

Jul 21 09:27

ANOTHER SANE JEWISH VOICE IN AN INSANE WORLD

This kneejerk labeling of critics of Israel as “anti-Semitic” (or in my case, a “self-hating Jew”) made me even more firm in my conviction that it was the special obligation of U.S. Jews to stand against racism in Israel. As more of us demanded equal rights for all in Israel/Palestine, it became harder to smear supporters of Palestine as “anti-Semitic.”

Jul 21 09:26

PHOTOS OF THE CARNAGE IN GAZA

The latest massacre brings to more than 420 the number of Palestinians killed in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, now entering its second week. More than 3,000 people have been injured and tens of thousands have fled their homes, with many seeking shelter in UN-run schools.
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Jul 21 09:26

FROM GAZA WITH PAIN AND DIGNITY

Forcing people out of their homes is a crime against humanity let alone bombing those who remain. But CNN and other western media run by Zionists interview colonizer leaders like Netanyahu who is a habitual liar and do not interview representatives of the victims or the resistance.

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 08:58

Protest against Israeli offensive held outside Galleria

Hundreds of local people gathered in the Galleria area today to protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

These people were demanding that the Israelis leave Gaza. This was the deadliest day of the offensive in Gaza.

Jul 21 08:36

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video for two reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how everyone loses in war except the bankers.

Second, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

Fuckers!

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Jul 21 08:36

Kyrie Eleison - Anti-War Music Video - CLAIRE K. RIVERO

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I am reposting Claire's video for two reasons. First, this is a message that needs to get out to the world about how war is cilling innocent children.

Second, the latest revelations from Edward Snowden include confirmation that the NSA "tinkers" with view counts on YouTube videos to keep videos contrary to the war agenda from going viral.

Fuckers!

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Jul 21 08:35

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

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This video is now over a half million views! The original article the video was made from is HERE.

As a side note, I tried to post the YouTube URL for this video to Facebook in reply to a question, only to find out that Facebook is blocking this URL for "objectionable content."

If anyone you know is wondering why the US Government seems hell-bent on creating more wars in Syria, Iraq, Iran, etc. send them this video.

Jul 21 08:21

This desperate young boy is the face of a tragedy: Palestinian child clutches at the shirt of a hospital worker, screaming: 'I want my father, bring me my father'

A photo of a desperate young Palestinian boy, badly wounded and screaming for his father as he clutches at the shirt of a paramedic in a hospital, has captured the tragic and bloody tension of the conflict in Gaza.

Shirtless and with cuts to his face, torso, arms and legs, the child clings to the hospital worker who is attempting to lay him flat on a bed.

The Electronic Intifada, a pro-Palestinian publication, reports the photo, taken at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City last Thursday, was captioned with the boy's desperate cry: 'I want my father, bring me my father', reported Fairfax.

Jul 21 08:15

Video of Israeli sniper killing wounded civilian

Jul 21 08:15

Why I Object to Israel’s Military Campaign

Even today, when rockets are exploding above the city I love most in the world, even when we rush into our apartment building’s stairwell and march downstairs along with the neighbors to the bicycle room that has been turned into a makeshift bomb shelter. Even now, I oppose this military operation wholeheartedly. The sight of the Israeli air force’s attack helicopters crossing the sky, going south along the Tel Aviv coastline does not fill me with pride or gratitude—it horrifies and depresses me.

Jul 21 08:11

Israeli Gaza offensive inspires global rallies, Paris protest turns violent

Hundreds of protesters looted shops, burnt cars and attacked a synagogue, as an unauthorized anti-Israeli rally turned violent in a Parisian suburb. Simultaneously, thousands participated in peaceful pro-Palestinian marches across the globe.

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Chicago

Jul 21 07:52

In Gaza, US Citizens are Paying Israel’s Tab

A riveting letter is making its rounds from Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor volunteering in Palestine. In it, Dr. Gilbert describes his first-hand account of Israel’s boots on the ground in Gaza – the sounds of F16s, drones and Apache helicopters, “So much made and paid in and by US,” blended with the screams, the smells, the sight of shivers and blood. He pleads, “Mr. Obama – do you have a heart?

Jul 21 07:48

Gaza: "Resistance is Strong and Will Continue"

It is clear that most targets of the Israeli attacks are civilian. A few of far too many example: the Kaware family lost seven members when the air force attacked their home in Khan Younis - can you imagine a mother and three of her children being killed together? The family of Hafez Hamad in Beit Hanoun lost six family members in the same attack, and a similar tragedy happened to the Dar el Samman family in the Jabalya refugee camp. It is a real massacre. Any and all homes in all areas of the Gaza Strip are under threat. The skies over Gaza are swarming with air force planes and drones; many people spend most of their time outside the home, waiting to see what will occur.

Jul 21 07:46

Tell The President and Congress: Palestinian Lives Matter

The disaster we see unfolding in Gaza would not be possible without the US policy of one-sided military, economic, and diplomatic support for Israel in the extreme. It's up to us to force the US to adopt a new policy: one that can uphold the basic rights and fundamental dignity of Palestinians and Israelis alike. With over 500 people killed in the last ten days, there's no time to waste. Click here to send your message today.

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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 07:32

The War Criminals Who Rule America Prepare To Genocide The Palestinians For The Jews

THE WAR CRIMINALS:
TAKE A GOOD LOOK,
THIS IS WHAT PSYCHOPATHS LOOK LIKE

Jul 21 07:30

FLASHBACK - France’s Zionist Puppet Masters

France, the nation whose 1789 Revolution gave the world the ideals of Equality, Fraternity and Liberty especially freedom of speech and of the press, jumps to attention (as a docile marionette does) when its Zionist manipulators such as the National Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism(BNCVA) the France Israel Chamber of Commerce, International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, get a whiff of criticism of Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Worth a repeat in light of France banning pro-Palestine demonstrations while allowing pro-Israel demonstrations to continue.

Jul 21 07:28

Congress doubles money for Israel's Iron Dome

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee approved a defense spending bill on Tuesday that would provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defense, including $351 million for the Iron Dome system that intercepts short-range rockets and mortars. In the latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas, Iron Dome has been successful in shooting down rockets and preventing Israeli deaths.

Jul 21 07:26

RT Crosstalk Watch the ZioNazi walk out

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Happens at 8:35 in the video!

Israel may be winning the ground war in Gaza, using their American-supplied weapons against a people without an Army, Navy, or Air Force (which makes it easy), but Israel has clearly lost the propaganda war.

Jul 21 07:16

UN condemns ‘Shejaia massacre’ in Gaza, urges end to violence

The UN Security Council has expressed concern over the two-week violence in Gaza that has claimed more than 450 lives – at least 70 of them civilians.

Jul 21 07:10

London rally draws tens of thousands to protest Gaza invasion

An estimated 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest Israel’s invasion of the Gaza strip in the Palestinian occupied territories.

The march was one of a number that took place across the UK. In Glasgow and Aberdeen, Scotland several thousand demonstrated despite heavy rain. Other demonstrations were held in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dublin, Ireland.

Jul 21 07:10

Israeli Soldier in Hands of Al-Qassam Brigades

The Brigades’ spokesman said that the Zionist enemy was not honest while talking about the number of the killed soldiers during the Israeli ground assault in Gaza.

“The shock of the operation had forced the enemy to announce some of its losses. However, the fact which the enemy has not announced yet, is the abduction of one of its soldiers,” Abu Obeida stated.

“If the enemy leadership could lie about the number of the killed and injured soldiers, it should now tell its people the fate of this Israeli soldier now,” al-Qassam Brigades' spokesman added.

Jul 21 07:08

No more US support for Israel

They no longer hold the moral high ground, if ever they did. The massacre in Shejaiya is an obscenity.

Two small bodies lie on the metal table inside the morgue at Gaza’s Shifa hospital. Omama is nine years old. Her right forearm is mangled and charred and the top half of her skull has been smashed in. Beside her lies her seven year-old brother. His name is not certain. It might be Hamza or it might be Khalil. Relatives are having trouble identifying him because his head has been shorn off. Their parents will not mourn them—because they are dead too.

All of them were killed in Shejaiya, one of Gaza’s poorest and most crowded neighborhoods, which came under a brutal and sustained assault by the Israeli military today.

90 dead. The Israeli military was firing artillery shells into a residential neighborhood. It’s unconscionable, indiscriminate murder.

Jul 21 07:07

FLASHBACK - The Plan - Apartheid Wall

By now you must have seen the size of this gader hafradeh ("separation fence"). According to Nigel Parry on The Electronic Intifada: "Israel's Separation Barrier, dubbed the "Apartheid Wall" or "Berlin Wall" by Palestinians, has increasingly attracted international media attention, largely due to the hard-to-ignore scale of the project. The most obvious historical parallel to the barrier is the Berlin Wall, which was 96 miles long (155 kilometers). Israel's barrier, still under construction, is expected to reach at least 403 miles in length (650 kilometers). The average height of the Berlin Wall was 11.8 feet (3.6 metres), compared with the maximum* current height of Israel's Wall -- 25 feet (8 metres)." - See more at: http://batr.org/gulag/080603.html#sthash.lECcWHKE.dpuf

Jul 21 06:58

The Mainstream Media's Blind Spot in Gaza

Jul 21 06:50

The End of Israel

Five days ago, Israel, at least in the eyes of its supporters, held the upper ground. It saw it citizens subject to an endless barrage of rockets, yet it showed relative restraint, killing Palestinian civilians only from afar, which served to convey an imaginary image of strength. But that has changed rapidly since Israel launched its ground operation. Israel is now, once again, involved in colossal war crimes against a civilian population and worse, at least strategically, its elite infantry commandos are being eradicated in a face-to-face street battle in Gaza. In spite of clear Israeli technological superiority and firepower, the Palestinian militants are winning the battle on the ground and they have even managed to move the battle to Israeli territory. In addition, the barrage of rockets on Tel Aviv doesn’t seem to stop.

Jul 21 06:42

Anti-Muslim messages found at Islamic centre in Thornhill

One of the messages read “Arab go home” while the other one read “F**k Gaza.”

Jul 21 06:10

Editorial Position of the New York Times: Thumbs Up for Gaza Slaughter

Over the weekend, the New York Times sent out a clear signal: the mass slaughter of civilians is acceptable when the Israeli military is doing the killing.

Under the headline “Israel’s War in Gaza,” the most powerful newspaper in the United States editorialized that such carnage is necessary. The lead editorial in the July 19 edition flashed a bright green light -- reassuring the U.S. and Israeli governments that the horrors being inflicted in Gaza were not too horrible.

Jul 21 06:07

Gaza Strip: Israel Must Stop Bombing Trapped Civilians

Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, the majority of the dead and wounded in Gaza are civilians and medical workers are also coming under fire, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Jul 21 06:05

Protests in Israel against Gaza war

As Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu announced a “significant expansion” of the ground invasion of Gaza “for as long as necessary”, his security forces, police and extremist right-wing forces are also intervening to break up the as yet small anti-war protests, intimidate Israel’s Palestinian citizens and suppress the Palestinians in the West Bank.

Jul 21 05:32

Israel kills scores in Gaza City suburb in deadliest assault of offensive so far

Al-Beltaji Street, off the main road in Shujai'iya, is a scene of utter devastation – the site of Israel's bloodiest assault in almost two weeks of fighting in the coastal strip.

An ambulance sat on shot-out tyres, shrapnel punched through its sides. A charred car lay flattened as if by a giant hand. Smoke rose from one end of the street in a dark billowing curtain.

Fallen trees, tangled electricity cables and drifts of rubble covered the road, smashed, chopped and torn apart by Israeli shells and bombs that slammed into this Gaza City district at a rate of one every five seconds on Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday.

Jul 21 05:24

Israeli soldier posts Instagram image of Palestinian child in crosshairs of rifle

An Israeli soldier has sparked outrage by posting a photograph appearing to show the back of a Palestinian boy's head in the crosshairs of his sniper rifle on a social networking site.

The context of the picture, posted on the personal Instagram site of Mor Ostrovski, 20, could not be verified but the aggressive message is clear. The minarets and Arabic architecture of the village captured in the background suggest the boy and the town are Palestinian. Ostrovski is an Israeli soldier in a sniper unit.

Jul 21 05:22

Gaza crisis: Barack Obama and UN call for immediate ceasefire

US President Barack Obama has called for an "immediate ceasefire" between Israel and Hamas as the death toll among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reached 508.

Israeli continued its assault on the neighbourhood of Shujai'iya on Monday, where bombardment and fierce fighting on the ground between Israeli troops and Hamas militants on Sunday left shattered streets littered with bodies after Israeli forces subjected it to an intense bombardment.

Jul 20 21:56

'Free Palestine!' World marches to protest Gaza victims

Over 350 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's ongoing operation to root out Hamas fighters. Tens of thousands march across the glove to protest the victims of the invasion.

Jul 20 21:51

Hillary Clinton makes rounds on TV shows defending Israel's Gaza offensive

Just days after her husband went on Indian television to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, former secretary of state and presumed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the airwaves in the United States to voice criticism of Hamas and express support for the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

Jul 20 21:48

‘Shejaia massacre’ in Gaza prompts urgent UN Security Council meeting

Following an Israeli forces’ shelling of a Gaza City district which killed at least 70 civilians, including children, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council over the “massacre in Shejaia.”

Jul 20 21:45

Israel recruits over 100 British teens to join Gaza war

Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.

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 17:34

Israeli Intelligence Minister vows reoccupation of Gaza amid intl. outcry

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz says the Tel Aviv regime has no plan to stop the ongoing aerial and ground military operations in besieged Gaza Strip.

The senior official says Israeli forces will reoccupy the besieged coastal enclave despite the international outcry to end the bloodshed there.

"There is a significant likelihood that the current ground operation will end with Israel retaking full control over Gaza," media outlets quoted Steinitz as saying.

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I hate being right all the time!

Back when Arial Sharon made the deal to "give" Gaza to the Palestinians in exchange for the world turning a blind eye to the illegal settlements in the West Bank, I predicted on this web site and my radio show that as soon as the illegal settlements were facts on the ground, Israel would reneg and find some pretext to take Gaza back.

And here we are!

Jul 20 17:32

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

Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has said.

Jul 20 17:23

Tens of thousands rally in London against Israel’s Gaza op

Tens of thousands protested in London Saturday afternoon against Israel’s military operations in Gaza, denouncing Israel as a terrorist state and castigating British Prime Minister David Cameron for backing Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas rocket fire.

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 12:32

Gaza: *VERY GRAPHIC* Dozens of civilians killed in fresh attacks on Gaza

Dozens of Palestinian civilians, including several children, were killed in fresh attacks on Gaza in the early hours of Sunday morning as the Israeli Defense Forces continue to expand their ground operation.

At least 25 people were killed as a heavy Israeli bombardment targeted homes in the Al-Shejaia neighbourhood east of Gaza City centre. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that “Up to 300 people have been seriously wounded" in the attacks.

The bodies of several children were brought to Al-Shifaa Hospital in Gaza City as the bombardment continued on the Al-Shejaia neighbourhood.

At least 397 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched its military operation against Gaza 13 days ago.

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 11:20

Deadly Sunday in Gaza: At least 87 Palestinians & 13 Israeli soldiers killed

Scores of Palestinians and Israeli soldiers have been killed on Sunday as hostilities continue in the Gaza strip. Both sides earlier agreed to a brief ceasefire to allow medics to reach those wounded by Israeli shells.

Jul 20 11:17

China calls for ceasefire to stop loss of civilian life in Gaza

China's special envoy on Middle East Affairs Wu Sike on Sunday called on Israel to immediately stop the military operations against the Gaza Strip and put an end to the blockage it imposes on the coastal enclave.

Jul 20 11:14

Israeli Intelligence Minister vows reoccupation of Gaza

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz says the Tel Aviv regime has no plan to stop the ongoing aerial and ground military operations in besieged Gaza Strip.

Jul 20 11:09

RAW: Al-Shujaiyah Massacre

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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.

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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 11:01

Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza

People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive

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Not unlike the Romans in the Colosseum cheering as the Emperor throws the Christians to the Lions!

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 10:59

Child-killing regime continues genocide in Gaza, death toll exceeds 330

Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.

The latest deaths included five members of the Zuweidi family, including two girls aged two and six, in northern Gaza's Beit Hanoun, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

UN says minors make up one-fifth of the 299 Palestinians killed in 11 days of intense Israeli bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip, where half the 1.7 million people are under age 18.

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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 10:48

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

(*I just dug this one up for usage in my perpetual e mail pissing contest . Good ordinance for anyone else dealing with a constant nagging pro Israel-er .)

Jul 20 10:21

Irish councillor pulls down Israeli flag at children's sailing event

A Dublin councillor has defended pulling down an Israeli flag at an international children’s sailing event.

Jul 20 10:04

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out 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. Nahla Khalil Najjar, 37, suffered injuries to her chest, it said. PCHR provided a picture of flechettes taken by a fieldworker last week.

The Israeli military deployed artillery shells containing white phosphorous in densely populated areas of Gaza during Operation Cast Lead in 2008 and 2009, causing scores of deaths and extensive burns. It initially issued a categorical denial of reports of the use of white phosphorous, but later admitted it, saying the weapon was only used to create smokescreens.

Jul 20 10:01

THE STREETS OF GAZA HAVE BECOME A MORGUE … REMINISCENT OF WARSAW

The Israeli military urged Palestinians to flee a growing area of Gaza ahead of further military action in the Mediterranean enclave. Residents say about half of the territory’s 1.8 million population have been told to move.

With the Israeli and Egyptian borders sealed off, Gazans say they have few places to escape to.

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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 20 09:52

GAZA ~~ A MESSAGE FROM THE ENEMY

It’s 1948 all over again … this opinion is from the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Knesset Member, and head of the Manhigut Yehudit (“Jewish Leadership”) faction of Israel’s governing Likud party. Here he outlines the ‘final solution’ for Gaza.

And you thought Hamas was the enemy?

Think again!

Jul 20 09:13

Massacre of Shajaia

Jul 20 08:46

Indiscriminate bloodshed continues in Gaza as 20 more Palestinians are killed in Israeli shelling as hospitals overflow with women and children

At least 20 people have been killed in a dawn strike in Gaza - including the son, daughter-in-law and two small grandchildren of a senior Hamas leader.

Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighbourhood has come under heavy tank fire as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of residents to flee.

The dead and wounded have rep[reportedly been left in streets, with ambulances unable to approach.

Early this morning, the wounded from Shijaiyah were rushed to Gaza City's central Shifa Hospital. Frantic parents carried children wounded by shrapnel and the emergency room quickly overflowed, forcing doctors to treat some patients on mattresses in a hallway.

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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 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 not killed anyone or done more damage than knock 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 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 20 08:37

BEX ALERT - Iran’s fingerprints all over Hamas-Israel conflict

While media have widely reported on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, few have picked up on the significant Iranian connection to the conflict. Indeed, one cannot comprehend the events of recent weeks without an adequate understanding of Iran’s role in Gaza.

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So let me see if I have this right. ISIS admits kidnapping and killing those three Israeli teenagers in the west bank but Netanyahu uses that crime to launch an all-out invasion against the people of Gaza, and this writer places the blame for the whole mess on Iran? Are they using serious recreational drugs up at The Star?

Jul 20 08:11

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)

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Israel has lost the propaganda war for their latest atrocity.

Jul 20 08:09

1000s of protesters in New York City denounce Israel’s war on children

Thousands of people have held a demonstration in New York City to denounce Israel’s war on Palestinian children as Tel Aviv’s offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip continues, Press TV reports.

The protesters, who gathered at the Times Square in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, said the Israeli strikes are part of a global “war on children,” a Press TV correspondent reported.

Waving Palestinian flags, and chanting slogans, the demonstrators denounced the Zionist regime and its crimes against the Palestinians.

Jul 20 07:59

Clashes as pro-Palestinian protesters defy France ban -UPDATED

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve justified bans in Paris, the Sarcelles suburb and the Mediterranean city of Nice by saying the security risk was too great, prompting outrage from left-wing and pro-Palestinian groups.

Jul 20 07:58

“The Israeli Dream”: The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”?

The concept of a “Greater Israel” according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “’From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.’

Rabbi Fischmann, of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, stated to the UN Special Committee on 9th July 1947 that:

The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon’”, wrote Michel Chossudovsky. (1)

Thus “from the Nile to the Euphrates.” Herzl’s detailed thesis was written in 1904.

Jul 20 07:57

Members of UAE 'aid convoy' revealed as intelligence agents

Forty members of the UAE "aid convoy" which entered the Gaza Strip last week have been revealed as intelligence agents. They were, it is believed, trying to collect information about Hamas and its infrastructure in the besieged territory.

According to one informed source, a local Palestinian recognised one of the agents as a soldier in the UAE armed forces. He contacted the security forces in Gaza who took the agent in for questioning.

Other members of the "aid convoy" then made contact with officials in the United Arab Emirates. In turn, they asked disgraced Fatah official Mohamed Dahlan, who now lives in and is sponsored by the UAE government, to try to secure a safe and swift exit for the agents.

Jul 20 07:56

Footage shows dozens of bodies in Gaza's Shujaya

A video displayed Sunday by Hamas-run Al-Aqsa satellite channel showed dozens of bodies scattered on the streets of al-Shujaya district in eastern Gaza City in the aftermath of heavy Israeli shelling in the area.

The video showed Palestinian families fleeing their homes amid cries and screams, just moments after the area was pounded by Israeli artillery fire.

Jul 20 07:38

Dozens killed in Palestinian town; Netanyahu calls for demilitarizing Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians fled in panic into Gaza City on Sunday as Israeli troops focused their firepower on the nearby town of Shaja'ia. The shelling and bombing killed at least 60 people and wounded 300, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

In previous days, Israel warned residents to flee, through calls, text messages and dropping fliers that said "it is the intention of the IDF to carry out aerial strikes against terror sites and operatives" in the area. The fliers told people to head to Gaza City by Wednesday morning and not to return until further notice. The IDF posted an English translation of the fliers Sunday on Twitter.

Some residents said they had received the warnings but felt that even if they fled, they could face the same dangers in other parts of Gaza.
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Jul 20 07:37

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, describes a flechette shell as "an anti-personnel weapon that is generally fired from a tank. The shell explodes in the air and releases thousands of metal darts 37.5mm in length, which disperse in a conical arch 300 metres long and about 90 metres wide".

The munitions are not prohibited under international humanitarian law, but according to B'Tselem, "other rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal. One of the most fundamental principles is the obligation to distinguish between those who are involved and those who are not involved in the fighting, and to avoid to the extent possible injury to those who are not involved. Deriving from this principle is the prohibition of the use of an imprecise weapon which is likely to result in civilian injuries."

Jul 20 06:30

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Israel Invades Gaza Because it has America’s tacit consent

America must soon shift our role from giving tacit consent to an invasion to becoming an active partner in a new, honest search for peace in the Middle East.

What is the end game? To cast Gazans to the sea, where they will be met by the Israeli Navy? To push Gazans into Egypt? To eject all Palestinians to… where? This is a question relevant not only to Israelis and Palestinians, but to the entire world.

Jul 20 05:59

'In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians': Global anger grows as 15,000 protestors mass outside Israel's London embassy

Thousands of protesters gathered in London today to call for an end to Israeli military action in Gaza and 'justice and freedom' for Palestine.

Up to 15,000 people marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington.

Respect MP George Galloway addressed the crowd. He said: 'They want to end the Palestinian people, but the Palestinians will never surrender.

'We are here to stay. As long as one Palestinian remains alive we will be with them.'

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