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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 29 03:44

Gaza | Updated Statistics

Jul 28 23:51

Israel says Gaza campaign will continue 'until mission is accomplished'

The war in Gaza erupted afresh on Monday as Israel warned of a protracted military campaign to destroy cross-border tunnels and disarm Hamas and other militant groups.

"We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished," Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a televised press conference, rejecting mounting international calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

Just after midnight , reports from Gaza described flares lighting up the sky amid intense shelling, with drones flying overhead.

Jul 28 23:48

Israel-Gaza conflict: We have to prepare for a long campaign, warns Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel warned its people today they faced a long campaign in the Gaza Strip as more Israelis and Gazans were killed in separate incidents.

Speaking after the news of the death of 10 children in Gaza City, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister, said: “We have to be prepared for a prolonged campaign. We will continue to act aggressively and with judgement until the completion of our mission: defending our citizens, soldiers and children.”

Jul 28 23:45

It's not just radicalised Islamists – what about foreign fighters who flock to the IDF? Is the Government interested in UK citizens who have been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza

Now I think it’s a good idea that the lads in blue are keeping their eyes open at Heathrow for British citizens who’ve been fighting in the Middle East. I hope they are doing a thorough job of it – and I mean thorough. I don’t want to bump into a chap who’s been firing missiles at Christian families in Syria. But on the other hand, I also don’t want to bump into a chap who’s been firing tank shells into the homes of Palestinians in Gaza.

In other words, I trust that the Met is keeping its watch for all potential criminals, whether their foreign military organisations carry the terrorist label or not. I don’t know of any Palestinians who’ve been firing rockets at Israel and hold UK citizenship – Mr Plod should check them out too. But it would be very interesting to know if the British government is taking as close an interest as it should in any UK citizens – even if they have any other passports – who have been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza in the past couple of weeks.

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 21:56

Children killed in missile attack on Gaza refugee camp

At least seven children have been killed after more rockets were showered on a Palestinian refugee camp. The Israel Defence Forces pointed the finger at Hamas, saying it bombed its own territory. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Palestinians must brace themselves for a prolonged operation.

Jul 28 21:54

Israel's 155mm cure for 'terrorism'

What could be more pitiful than two of the world’s most supposedly powerful men imploring Israel to stop killing Palestinians with US-supplied weapons like F-16 warplanes and heavy 155mm self-propelled guns – which violates US Arms Export Act, though no one in Washington dares to admit this?

Jul 28 21:38

Israel’s Irish embassy deletes picture of Dublin statue in niqab

The pictures also showed European landmarks with weapons such as suicide bombs.

Yet another Israeli PR own-goal.

Jul 28 20:14

Israeli Attitude Towards Gaza = French Attitude Towards Algerians, and American American Attitude Towards Vietnamese

If you missed the translation, it says:

You have welcomed the rebels.
You have given them money and food.
You have helped them with your silence.
You have become their accomplices in crime and have been punished accordingly.

You must choose:
Either peace and the protection of FRANCE OR crime and PUNISHMENT.

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 20:12

Did Ukrainian Rebels Shoot Down Malaysian Jet?

Michael Rivero - Israel using trumped up reasons to invade Gaza?

Jul 28 20:00

Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces as world pleads for truce

The missile that slammed into a public playground in the seafront Shati UN refugee camp also killed at least two other people and wounded another 46, many of them also children, the emergency services said.

Jul 28 19:58

Children killed in Gaza playground shelling

Missiles have struck several sites in Gaza, including a park inside a refugee camp and an outpatient building of the strip's largest hospital, disrupting a relative lull at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Eight people, including seven children, died following missile fire on a park inside the Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City, medics said.

The children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park, Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Shifa hospital, told reporters.

Jul 28 19:56

Israel Takes Away 44% of Gaza Land … Herds Gazans Into Remaining Area

Daily Beast reports (hat tip Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Gara):

This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the more densely populated places on earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the three-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.

Jul 28 18:30

In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

Jul 28 18:28

HEAVY BOMBING TONIGHT IN GAZA/LIVE

Jul 28 18:14

Israel Says It Is Escalating Gaza Campaign

Israel’s leaders said they were escalating the military campaign in Gaza and told the country to prepare for a prolonged operation, defying international demands for an immediate cease-fire after Hamas militants broke a Muslim holiday lull.

Jul 28 17:41

How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder to Legitimize Murder | Brainwash Update

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 17:07

Gaza updates| Hospitals are targets again

Israeli forces bombarded outpatient department of Al-Shifa Hospital, the main hospital in Gaza Strip. "10 people, including nine children under the age of 12, were killed and 46 wounded in the blast at a park in the Shati refugee camp on the outskirts of Gaza City."...""The children were playing and were happy, enjoying Eid, and they got hit," said Nidal Aljerbi, a witness"".

Five people were also killed during heavy shelling in Jabalia, including 3 children, and wounding 50, according to AFP.

On the other hand, Palestinian resistance killed 10 Israeli soldiers in an operation east of shajaia, according to local news agency.

Jul 28 16:09

State of Palestine: Bodies of Gazan children slain in playground attack *EXTREMELY GRAPHIC

Jul 28 15:52

In 'Ugly' Resolution, US Politicians Back Israel's Assault on Gaza

As the civilian death toll in Gaza continues to climb, the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a symbolic resolution—backed by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee—blaming Hamas for the bloodshed and condemning them for the alleged use of "human shields." But critics say this effort is just another U.S. affirmation of support and impunity for Israel, despite the fact that Israel's fighter jets, attack helicopters, drones, and soldiers are doing the killing.

Jul 28 15:45

Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

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HAMAS is the legally elected government of Gaza. As the government they have police, firefighters, ambulance attendants, infrastructure workers and so forth among the population, and Israel sees this as an excuse to bomb the general population.

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 15:04

Jeffrey Goldberg And The Israeli Defeat

As one of the first to predict an immanent Israeli defeat in this round of violence, I was delighted to read this morning that Zionist mouthpiece Jeffrey Goldberg admits that Israel has lost the war. “Why Is Israel Losing a War It's Winning?” asks Goldberg. The Jewish State is a regional super power, its lobbies dominate Western politics, it is technologically superior, so what could have gone wrong?

Jeffrey Goldberg, a veteran Israeli concentration camp guard produces a few uniquely amusing arguments that deserve our attention.

He writes, “In a fight between a state actor and a non-state actor, the non-state actor can win merely by surviving.”

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Something to remember for the coming war by DC on the American people.

Jul 28 14:46

MEGA BEX PUKE FACTOR 10.0 ALERT - We are looking at the beginnings of a Holocaust'

The situation facing European Jewry is “simply intolerable, unacceptable and inexcusable,” Israeli Jewish Congress president Vladimir Sloutsker told MKs and foreign diplomats at a special session of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee on Monday.

Calling the rise in anti-Semitic incidents accompanying Israel’s invasion of Gaza an “SOS situation,” Sloutsker warned that if left unchecked, such behavior could lead to another European genocide.

Jul 28 13:57

BEX ALERT - More Americans blame Hamas over Israel for violence, poll finds

About twice as many Americans blame Hamas over Israel for the current fighting in Gaza, poll shows

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Let's find out.

Jul 28 13:34

Israel says Gaza campaign will continue ‘until mission is accomplished’

“We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished,” Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said in a televised press conference, flouting mounting international calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

Jul 28 12:45

Our Brothers in Bethlehem (Interview with Glyn Secker)

We have the honor of interviewing Glyn Secker, member of the executive committee of Jews for Justice for Palestinians, a breakthrough organization founded by Jews dedicated to brotherhood between Palestinians and Israelis, exposing the corruption of the government in Tel Aviv, and promoting the BDS Initiative in hopes of placing pressure on the IDF. We discuss the history of JfJfP, his views on the ravaging conflict in Gaza and the West bank, the philosophy of Zionism and its distinct differences between the Jewish faith, and cover the international community's response to the pogrom.

Jul 28 12:44

Paying for Israel’s wars

While the mounting human losses in the current battle between Hamas and Israel rightly preoccupy the world, the financial costs of Israel’s three-week long war with Gaza are also astonishing. According to one estimate, rockets from Gaza will potentially cost Israel about $30 million in direct damage (and at this point, three civilian lives lost), while the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) response will cost about $1 billion. Why do Israelis accept paying these financial costs of the war for a relatively small direct threat?

Jul 28 12:36

How many Palestinians have been killed in Gaza?

The total population of the United States is 313.9 million people. Suppose some Martian power invaded the US and started bombing it coast to coast from land, sea, and air and killed precisely the same percentage of Americans, namely 0.055 percent. How many Americans would that be? It comes down to 172,852 people - men, women, children, and even entire families.

I looked at a chart of the major US cities and this equals the average population of some 50 major US cities - ranging from Garden Grove in California to Providence in Rhode Island! That's how many Palestinians Israel has killed so far, if we were to factor in the size and proportionately project it to the population of the United States.

What would President Obama do if after fourteen days of relentless bombardment by these fictive Martians some 172,852 Americans were to be slaughtered in any one of these cities? Would he say something similar to "Israel has every right to defend itself?" I seriously doubt it.

Jul 28 12:33

Second Turkish Gaza flotilla will have military escort, group says

The Turkish pro-Palestinian organization IHH announced that its second Gaza flotilla will be launched soon - and will be afforded protection by the Turkish Navy, Israel's NRG reported on Sunday.

The group's chairman told local Turkish media that the mission, titled 'Freedom Flotilla II,' was in the process of finalizing the legal paperwork needed to commence on the trip, and would embark as soon as it got the necessary permissions.

This fleet, as opposed to the group's previous one that was intercepted by the Israeli navy in 2010, would be protected by the Turkish Navy, he said.

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 11:43

EVERY NUMBER HAS A NAME IN GAZA

Not just numbers: online memorial publishes names, faces of Palestinians killed in Gaza

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 11:09

Israel-Gaza conflict in pictures: Fighting continues as UN seeks to broker truce

Smoke rises as flames spread across buildings after Israeli strikes in the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City. The airstrikes set off huge explosions that turned the night sky orange.

Jul 28 11:01

Confronting Sen Chris Murphy on Gaza

Jul 28 11:00

Former Senator Murphy Supporters Angrily Break with Him over Gaza

Jul 28 10:55

Israel: "USA did a Strategic Strike on us"

"The Strategic Terror Attack of Kerry" announced the absurd headline of Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the most serious in the country and widely considered to be the unofficial voice of the Shin Beth secret police, on July 28, 2014.

The newspaper was referring to the attempt of the U.S. Secretary of State to achieve a ceasefire between Gaza and Israel with the help of Turkey and Qatar.

Jul 28 10:54

Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine

Zayn Malik probably wasn’t expecting the barrage of abuse he received from followers after he pledged his support for the #FreePalestine social media campaign.

The One Direction star, who was raised a Muslim, was bombarded with death threats and messages of complaint after he "did a Rihanna" and tweeted the hashtag to his 13million followers.

Jul 28 10:52

THE FIRST WORDS OF A 2 YEAR OLD CHILD IN GAZA

My little sister -2 years old- knows how to say “Dababa” which means military tank, and F16 fighter jet as well.

There is no Eid in Gaza, streets are still full of blood and it smells death in every corner.

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Jul 28 10:51

PHOTOS OF ‘DIE-IN’ AND MARCH FOR GAZA IN NEW YORK

The demonstrators made a short tour of financial institutions in midtown Manhattan that are supporting Israeli policies financially and aiding in colonization. The demonstrators stopped at 2 banks and walked through the diamond district where many were glad to have a heavy police escort since the business owners appeared to become
agitated and threatening. In front of one of the banks 6 people performed an act of civil disobedience by having a die-in after spraying the bank and street with fake blood. Using passive resistance, the police were forced to lift and carry them to the police van to arrest them.

Jul 28 10:46

Gaza crisis: Netanyahu calls for preparation for an extended military campaign – live Israeli prime minister omits talk of ceasefire

Netanyahu says again that the operation may take some time.

Netanyahu speaking in Hebrew to Israelis on Gaza conflict: “We need to be prepared for an operation that may take some time.”
— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) July 28, 2014

Netanyahu: We should prepare ourselves for an extended campaign
— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) July 28, 2014

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 10:42

Merciless Israeli mobs are hunting Palestinians

All eyes are on Gaza, where the death toll from Israel’s merciless bombing campaign has topped 1,000.

But back in Jerusalem, where sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair was burned alive by Jewish vigilantes in a “revenge killing” incited by Israeli politicians early this month, right-wing lynch mobs continue to roam the streets in search of Arabs to attack.

Their most recent victims are twenty-year-old Palestinians Amir Shwiki and Samer Mahfouz from the Beit Hannina neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem. The pair were severely beaten into unconsciousness on Friday night by Israeli youths armed with iron bars and baseball bats.

Jul 28 10:42

'Freedom Flotilla II' set to sail for Gaza from Turkey

Media report says activists – the same behind 2010’s ‘Mavi Marmara’ – scheduled to take off with Turkish military protection.

Jul 28 10:38

Israel Cancels Ceasefire Early, Resumes Pounding Gaza: 1,139 Killed

Last night’s Israeli announcement of a 24-hour extension of the “humanitarian ceasefire” on the Gaza Strip didn’t last very long at all, before Israel claimed Hamas was violating what they themselves referred to as a “unilateral” pause, and renewed full-scale bombing of civilian areas of Gaza.

Jul 28 10:36

IDF Says it Was Not Responsible for UNRWA School Deaths

IDF confirms firing a mortar round into UNRWA school in Gaza, but says the school was empty at the time.

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There is no way the IDF could know that for a fact when the artillery barrage started. This is just another lie from the "by way of deception" gang!

Jul 28 10:25

Israel confirms mortar strike on UN school in Gaza, denies casualties

Israel has confirmed that it unintentionally hit a UN school in Gaza last week, but denies reports that anyone was killed in the incident, claiming the courtyard area was empty when the strike took place. Palestinian officials say 16 people were killed.

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The United Nations gave Israel exact GPS coordinates for every one of their facilities, so there is no "unintentional" here. Modern artillery is equipped with aiming computers and GPS, so they know exactly where they are firing from and where exactly the shell will hit.

Jul 28 09:53

Gaza Bloodbath

Seldom have I seen a more sickening atrocity picture. Send it to all your friends with a simple message attached:

JEWS ARE DOING THIS, AND THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT GIVES ITS FULL SUPPORT TO THESE SADISTIC CHILD KILLERS.

According to the Jew-controlled American mass media, it is the child-killing Israelis who deserve our deepest love and sympathy in the ongoing Gaza bloodbath.

As for the hundreds of dead Palestinian children, their heads blown off and lying in mangled heaps of blood-sodden bone on their mothers’ equally shattered bodies, we must rejoice in the death of these evil “terrorists”.

No, I do not exaggerate. If you think I am lying, listen to this sickening 11-minute video on Fox News.

Jul 28 09:50

THE LATEST GAZA SPOOFS

Jul 28 09:46

How Israel kill the babies in Gaza

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Everyone needs to email these gruesome videos and photos to every member of Congress who voted to support Israel's aggression against Gaza (which is ALL of them) and include that this video or image will be your deciding factor in the next election. Congress needs to be taught that there is a price to pay for selling out the nation to Israel.

Jul 28 09:27

Israel, not Hamas, orchestrated the latest conflict in Gaza

In the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the dominant discourse is that the Palestinian militants provoked the hostilities — while Israel, as President Barack Obama affirmed last week, is acting in legitimate self-defense. Many have attempted to problematize this narrative, for instance by arguing that Israel, as an occupying power, does not have a legitimate legal or moral claim to self-defense. Others have argued that rockets fired by Hamas do not constitute an existential crisis for Israel or its citizens and certainly did not warrant the killing of more than 500 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women and children.

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Jul 28 09:25

Gaza’s Children Trapped in Despair

The Gazan death toll has climbed above 1,100, no end in sight. Hamas is demonized for rejecting the cease-fire extension, mention of its one-sided character–Israeli troops remain in place, as are the full parameters of the Occupation, notably, the long-term, dispiriting, life-destroying (literally) blockade– being conveniently omitted from media coverage. Despite world concern, Palestinians are in more desperate straits than ever. Beit Hanoun was three days ago; who knows how much further punishment awaits the people of Gaza, and with demonstrations increasing, the West Bank, too?

Jul 28 08:47

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (01:30 GMT) (P.1)

Jul 28 08:47

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (01:30 GMT) (P.2)

Jul 28 08:43

FLASHBACK 2013 - Palestinian Children Tortured, Used As Shields By Israel, UN Says

A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.

Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, captured by Israel in the 1967 war, are routinely denied registration of their birth and access to health care, decent schools and clean water, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child said.

"Palestinian children arrested by (Israeli) military and police are systematically subject to degrading treatment, and often to acts of torture, are interrogated in Hebrew, a language they did not understand, and sign confessions in Hebrew in order to be released," it said in a report.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry said it had responded to a report by the U.N. children's agency UNICEF in March on ill-treatment of Palestinian minors and questioned whether the U.N. committee's investigation covered new ground.

Jul 28 08:41

Photos: Iranians hold 'Quds Day' protest rally to condemn Israel's Gaza aggression

The protesters are chanting slogans, including 'Down with Israel', 'God Is Great' and 'Silence of Any Muslim Is Betrayal to Quran' in solidarity with the Palestinian people, voicing their anger at the policies of the Israeli regime for the unprecedented offense on the Gaza Strip over last 19 days resulting in over 800 dead and over 4700 injured.

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How DARE Iran protest us! ATTACK!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 28 08:40

Fox’s Kurtz Amends Statement That ‘No Question’ Hamas Kidnapped Israeli Teens

Fox’s Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz definitively laid blame on Hamas Sunday morning for initiating the current hostilities with Israel, stating at the top of his show, “There is no question that Hamas started the latest round of mideast violence, first with the killing of three Israeli teenagers, and then by firing rockets indiscriminately at the Jewish state.”

BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw noticed the line right away, and thought it fishy, as word emerged Friday that the kidnappings were likely the work of a lone cell — “Hamas-affiliated,” in the words of BBC’s Jon Donnison, “but not operating under leadership.”

Kurtz amended his statement later on Twitter: "My point on the three slain Israeli teenagers is that Hamas praised killings as a heroic act."

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No, they didn't Kurtz. Even when caught in a lie, you keep right on lying, like the good little presstitute you are!

Jul 28 08:26

So is that the new plan, Israel?

“You have to understand the culture in which we live,” said Kedar. “The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders.” When presenter Yossi Hadar asked if that “could filter down” the organization’s ranks, Kedar replied: “No, because lower down the considerations are entirely different. Terrorists like those who kidnapped the children and killed them — the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live.”

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I note that since the Israeli police have admitted that HAMAS had nothing to do with the kidnapping and killing of those three teenagers in the West Bank last month, that this "professor" has neither acknowledged the fact that Israel wrongfully attacked HAMAS, nor retracted his observation that raping the Palestinian women is the best way to tone down the situation.

Frankly I think an apology by Israel and full restitution for the damage they caused would be more appropriate.

Jul 28 08:25

Jon Snow return from Gaza and shares his Experience

Listen to what John Snow, a British journalist and presenter discussing what he witness on his trip to Gaza. John Snow is Currently employed by ITN. He is best known as the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News. Please Share this With your Family Friends.

Jul 28 08:23

Lieberman calls Gaza devastation a 'good thing'

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that the Israeli army will continue its military operations in the Gaza Strip after the end of the ceasefire, and described the images of devastation in Gaza as a "good thing".

Speaking to Yedioth Ahranoth newspaper, the far-right politician said that Israel must ensure the security of Israeli citizens, no matter how many hours and days it takes. "The truce will end at midnight and I have no doubt that the army will continue its operations with full force, and then we'll see results."

When asked about scenes of massive destruction that have been broadcast from the Gaza Strip, he said "our soldiers did a good job." The military, he added, has "full authority" to achieve the goals set by the Israeli cabinet.

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 08:08

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza's main hospital

The Gaza police operations room and a Palestinian health official said separate Israeli airstrikes hit the compound of Gaza City’s main hospital, causing casualties.

The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

Camera crews were prevented from filming the area of impact at Shifa Hospital. Health official Ayman Sahabani said several people were wounded in the strike.

Jul 28 07:54

Gaza War- Baby Killer Israeli Massacre in Gaza

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Send this to every congressman you know and remind them that THIS will be your deciding factor next election!

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 07:10

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 06:35

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 22:00

UN Security Council urges unconditional truce in Gaza

The UN Security Council has called for an “immediate” and “unconditional” ceasefire in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli offensive has so far claimed the lives of over 1,060 Palestinians.

Jul 27 21:55

Blockading the Truth: Obama's Big Lie About Gaza

It is simply a lie that Israel's slaughter in Gaza is a response to an "unprovoked attack" by Hamas. Not only is it a lie, it is a transparent, brazen lie, whose falsehood is glaringly apparent to anyone who had given even a cursory look at coverage of the Israeli government's response to the murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

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 17:42

Updates | The Israeli-Egyptian Siege over Gaza

Egypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

Cairo has poured troops into the peninsula to counter a rising insurgency since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, and its security operation involves the destruction of these tunnels.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is the main power in Gaza, reportedly uses the tunnels to smuggle arms, food and money into the blockaded coastal enclave.

Israel has been waging a military offensive on Gaza since July 8 to halt rocket fire, and it launched a ground assault on July 17 aimed at destroying the network of tunnels.
Source: Infowars

Jul 27 17:04

Infograph | Palestinians and Israeli deaths

Jul 27 16:36

'Only stones remain': Gaza lies in ruins

Umm Ahmed Abu Sahwish holds stones in her hands. They are now all that's left of her demolished home. "My home is gone and only stones remain," the 65-year-old says.

Hundreds of homes here have been destroyed, and unexploded Israeli missiles litter the ground at the entrance to the town, at Gaza's northern tip near the border with Israel. The local hospital, emergency rescue equipment, and infrastructure have also incurred heavy damage from Israeli shelling.

Jul 27 15:20

Hamas is a Creation of Mossad

Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)”.

Jul 27 14:19

Deconstructing the Zionist view of Gaza’s horror

Lawrence Davidson debunks the fantasies and inventions of the Zionist view of the horror in Gaza, as represented by the thoughts of David Harris, the executive director of the American Jewish Congress.

Jul 27 14:18

Why do Israelis continue to kill Palestinians?

Alan Hart argues that Zionist brainwashing and the occupation have dehumanized Israeli Jews to the extent that killing Palestinians comes as naturally to them "as pissing when the bladder is full”.

Jul 27 11:51

Egypt destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels

Egypt has demolished 13 more tunnels between the country and the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade for the past seven years.

The army said on Sunday that it had destroyed the tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula, but did not say when they were demolished.

The tunnels are the only lifeline for Palestinians living under the Israeli siege and Egypt has so far laid waste to 1,639 of them.

Since the ouster of Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi last July, the Egyptian military has launched a campaign to destroy the tunnels, preventing the people in Gaza from bringing in most of their basic goods like construction materials, food, and fuel into the coastal enclave, which has been hit by Israeli airstrikes since July 8.

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 10:05

FLASHBACK JANUARY - Abbas, Medvedev negotiating $1b. Gaza gas deal

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has embarked on a four-day visit to Moscow to secure a $1 billion deal with Russia to develop a natural gas field off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

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"That is MY gas! God gave it to ME! You are not allowed to sell it. I sell it. Me! Do you understand? Oh, look, three dead teenagers. WE CAN ATTACK GAZA!!!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 27 10:02

Israel’s Slaughter, Based on a Lie

Sheera Frenkel has just tweeted an amazing, deeply troubling statement from Israeli official sources. To most of us here, this tweet will be nothing new. Journalists were reporting within a few days after the kidnapping of the three Israeli teenagers that the Netanyahu claim that Hamas was responsible was false. But now we have official confirmation that this claim was a lie.

Jul 27 10:01

HUMANITARIAN FUNERALS IN GAZA

The humanitarian cease-fire was meant, above all, to allow for the removal of bodies trapped under bombed homes in residential areas adjacent to the border with Israel. Around 150 bodies were extricated yesterday, bringing the number of Palestinians killed in the past two-plus weeks of fighting past the thousand mark. According to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, of the 928 fatalities who had been identified by name as of 10 A.M. yesterday, 764 were civilians, and they included 215 children and 118 women.

Jul 27 10:01

INFOGRAPHIC ~~ISRAEL/PALESTINE … WHO DUNNIT?

Infographic: Who violates ceasefires more, Israelis or Palestinians?

Jul 27 10:00

REMEMBERING LOVE IN TIME OF CRISIS

As the madness continues, we must remember those that opposed it before it even started. Juliano Mer-Khamis was one of those …. For him, for his mother, STOP THE MADNESS NOW!

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."

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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, 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 09:36

BEX Alert!!! - Abe Foxman Of The ADL - "#IsraelUnderAttack Share the Facts"

ADL - "Misinformation about Israel is widespread, fanning deep-seated bigotry and hatred. It’s important for each of us to counter false messages and disseminate the facts about the situation in Israel."

(Note: Link to a series of 9 short propaganda videos from Abe Foxman of the ADL)

Jul 27 09:26

Hamas Agrees to Cease-Fire, But Rockets Keep Flying

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Hamas is “continuing all its operations” despite agreeing to a temporary cease-fire extension after it initially refused to do so. The continued hostilities call into question whether the latest cease-fire between Israeli forces and Hamas in the Gaza Strip will hold up.

“We’re faced with a very ruthless terrorist enemy,” Netanyahu told CNN on Sunday, accusing Hamas of hiding behind “civilians as human shields.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rockets are flying, but nobody knows whose rockets they are? Splinter groups? Israeli agents provocateurs? Israel is only just now admitting that HAMAS had nothing to do with the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month; the excuse Netanyahu used to initiate the current hostilities. And contrary to Israel describing HAMAS as a "terrorist organization", you need to recall that HAMAS won the elections in 2006 and is the legally elected government of Gaza. Only a few months ago, HAMAS and FATAH agreed to form a Unity government for all of Palestine which Netanyahu public vowed he intended to destroy, with the current military operation clearly the result of that promise.

Israel is making a lot of wild claims right now, trying to gain at least an illusion of moral equivalency, now that they have clearly lost the moral high ground. Hence we get claims (b=but no proof) that HAMAS is hiding rockets in the bombed-out United Nations schools, the hospitals, police station, water plant, power station, and sewage treatment plant. Does Netanyahu really expect us to believe HAMAS is hiding rockets in tanks full of human waste?

Remember the motto of the Mossad, "By way of deception thou shalt do war." Lies and propaganda are an essential part of Israel's conduct. It is now widely reported that Israel uses some of that money they get from the US taxpayers to pay and give scholarships to Jewish students in exchange for them posting pro-Israel propaganda to social media. Even with their paid Hasbara, online opinion is running twenty to one against Israel, so much so that in France (which drew global condemnation for banning pro-Palestinian demonstrations, but not pro-Israel ones) ISPs are now deleting every post or comment critical of Israel or sympathetic to the Palestinians. So obvious and heavy-handed has this censorship and propaganda become that it has called attention to itself. The public now KNOWS this is being done, which negates its ability to influence public opinion. Indeed the public reaction to this blatant attack on freedom of speech, coupled with the shameless bowing of elected leaders towards Tel Aviv (as evidence by the entire US Congress unanimously voting their support for Israel's attack on Gaza) has awakened the world to the fact that it is not a wild-eyed, tin-foil-hat kooky conspiracy theory that Israel has subverted most western governments and has control of the corporate media.

Jul 27 08:55

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

Jul 27 08:29

The Slaughter of the Innocents

"Leave or Die" is the message, yet there is no where to leave "to".

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Israel has clearly lost the public-relations war. The flood of pro-Israel propaganda into social media is being ignored as the public comes to understand that Israel's government pays and gives scholarships to Jewish students to post propaganda. What, of what, will Israel try to do next to regain the initiative?

Jul 27 08:24

Israel Provoked This WarIt’s up to President Obama to stop it.

srael’s assault on Gaza, as pointed out by analyst Nathan Thrall in the New York Times, was not triggered by Hamas’ rockets directed at Israel but by Israel’s determination to bring down the Palestinian unity government that was formed in early June, even though that government was committed to honoring all of the conditions imposed by the international community for recognition of its legitimacy.

Jul 27 08:14

In Tel Aviv, thousands protest against the Gaza operation

Some 7,000 protesters were estimated to attended in the biggest protest against the operation thus far, alongside a small protest in support of the IDF.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is in Tel Aviv. And it is important to keep pointing out that the majority of people in Israel do not agree with or support what Israel's government is doing, just as the majority of Americans do not agree with or support what Washington DC is doing.

All the people of the world face the same enemy; national governments gone rogue and playing their imperial games with our lives and money, but without our permission or agreement.

Jul 27 08:08

Hundreds protest on King Street during Gaza demo

The police were out in force in the city centre today as hundreds of Gaza protesters clashed with campaigners carrying Israeli flags.

Tactical Aid Units were called in as Palestinian flag and banner bearers tried to boycott city centre shops they claimed are linked to the Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

Speakers in the Palestinian camp spoke out against the bombing of Gaza, hailed the protest as peaceful and not racist, and appealed to participants not to engage with any objectors.

Even child speakers were handed the loud speaker to appeal for peace.

Jul 27 08:04

Influence of Israeli lobby in West (P.1)

Jul 27 08:04

Influence of Israeli lobby in West (P.2)

Jul 27 07:41

Israelis dancing around the bombs before bombing Gaza

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Ohm they are having great fun, aren't they!

Remember this blast from the past?


Jul 27 07:13

Kerry's cease-fire draft revealed: U.S. plan would let Hamas keep its rockets

Haaretz obtains U.S. proposal for weeklong cease-fire which Israel's cabinet rejected; Kerry did not recognize Israel's demand to continue working against the tunnels and presented Hamas as equal to Israel.

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Israel's idea of a cease fire (routed through Egypt to make it appear to come from an "impartial" third part) was to give Israel everything it wanted (HAMAS weapons) and nothing that HAMAS wanted (open borders, use of their own sea port, access to their own fishing grounds and natural gas fields). Kerry's plan was a straightforward cease fire with no conditions, to give Israel and HAMAS time to work out a more complete deal. But Israel's attitude is and always has been, "You give us what we want now, and maybe later we will do something nice for you ... which never happens. So now Israel will scream that the United States is failing Israel because the US is not enforcing the "Israel way" on the cease fire.

Jul 27 07:10

Pepper Sprayed & Pursued in North Tel Aviv

It happened after the demonstration -the biggest in Tel Aviv against the war yet, estimates of over 6,000 demonstrators- had mostly dispersed. The now-familiar group of right-wing demonstrators had worked themselves up into a frenzy throughout the speeches by left-wing Knesset Members and bereaved parents and chants to end the war, end the siege, end the occupation, end the violence. They were screaming: “Traitors!” “Death to Arabs and Leftists!” “You all get fucked in the ass!” The usual. The two demonstrations had been tightly cordoned off by the police, though. And then, after.

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A reminder that even the people of Israel do not agree with what Israel is doing in Gaza!

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.”

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

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Jul 27 03:55

Netanyahu’s Bloody Calculations

Unless the underlying issues are addressed, the next ceasefire will not stop this tragic cycle. The stage will be set for another round, when Israel will mow the lawn again. Absent regime change in Israel, the cycle will continue until and unless political leaders in the U.S.-led West summon political courage they have not displayed and acknowledge that the objectives the current Israeli government is pursuing are not in their own country’s interests, or even in Israel’s.

As the sequence of events preceding the current round of violence makes clear, Netanyahu saw as the biggest threat to that strategy the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, the dominant party in the Palestinian Authority. If the agreement held, excuses for not being serious about negotiating a comprehensive peace agreement and establishing a Palestinian state to replace the occupation would become too flimsy to maintain.

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 27 00:45

Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed.

There is a reason for this enhancement of the PR skills of Israeli spokesmen. Going by what they say, the playbook they are using is a professional, well-researched and confidential study on how to influence the media and public opinion in America and Europe. Written by the expert Republican pollster and political strategist Dr Frank Luntz, the study was commissioned five years ago by a group called The Israel Project, with offices in the US and Israel, for use by those "who are on the front lines of fighting the media war for Israel".

Jul 27 00:42

Israeli military resumes Gaza operations

The Israeli armed forces said on Sunday they were resuming their military operation in Gaza after rockets continued to be launched from the Palestinian territory despite Israel extending its humanitarian pause in bombing for an additional 24 hours until midnight.

Jul 26 19:36

Sean Hannity to the woodshed over Palestine

not safe for youtube but go hear the audio on ANC

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 19:14

Online anti-Semitism runs rampant in France

Since start of Israeli operation in Gaza, website moderators have been forced to censor 95% of comments made by French users.

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This tells us two things. First, public sentiment is running twenty to one against Israel. Two, Israel's supporters are openly suppressing freedom of speech.

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 14:17

Israel-Gaza conflict: Netanyahu says Hamas using rising death toll to make Israel look bad

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed criticism of spiralling Palestinian civilian fatalities in Gaza, saying Israel tries to avoid them but that Hamas seeks to use “telegenically dead Palestinians” for its cause.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel hardly needs Palestine's help to look bad, and with the Israeli police in the West Bank now confirming that HAMAS had nothing to do with those three Israeli teenagers killed last month which Netanyahu used as his justification to attack HAMAS, Netanyahu's propaganda has clearly jumped the shark! I don't think Netanyahu is thinking clearly because people are going to be asking if HAMAS wants dead bodies to make Israel look bad, why does Israel go on giving HAMAS more dead bodies?

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 11:22

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 26 10:58

The death toll in Gaza has now passed 1,000

More than 1,000 Palestinians have now been killed in the 19 days since the Gaza conflict began.

Dozens of bodies were found during a 12-hour humanitarian “pause” in fighting today, bringing up the death toll.

Jul 26 10:56

45,000 gather in London to protest Israeli action in Gaza

Tens of thousands of people amassed outside the Israeli embassy in London today to protest against Israel’s incursion into Gaza which has killed over 1000 Palestinians, including at least 192 children.

Chanting messages of solidarity to the Palestinian people, a constant flow of supporters filed through High Street Kensington underground station from early in the day.

45,000 people joined the demonstration, which later followed a route to Parliament, according to figures released by the Metropolitan Police.

The latest in a series of protests, last Saturday around 20,000 marched from outside Downing Street to the Israeli embassy.

Jul 26 10:55

Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity

mpunity is the word that comes to mind. Eight hundred dead Palestinians. Eight hundred. That’s infinitely more than twice the total dead of flight MH17 over Ukraine. And if you refer only to the “innocent” dead – ie no Hamas fighters, young sympathisers or corrupt Hamas officials, with whom the Israelis will, in due course, have to talk – then the women and children and elderly who have been slaughtered in Gaza are still well over the total number of MH17 victims

Because – and this has been creeping up on me for years – we don’t care so much about the Palestinians, do we? We care neither about Israeli culpability, which is far greater because of the larger number of civilians the Israeli army have killed. Nor, for that matter, Hamas’s capability. Of course, God forbid that the figures should have been the other way round. If 800 Israelis had died and only 35 Palestinians, I think I know our reaction.

Jul 26 10:52

The bombs stop falling – but death toll rises to 1,000 as bodies are found in rubble

The number of people killed in the conflict between Israel and Gaza has reached 1,000 as a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire to allow civilians to seek aid and evacuate to safer areas of the region continues today.

An Israeli government official has since been quotes as saying Israel is "leaning toward" extending the 12-hour humanitarian truce by at least four hours.

At least 85 bodies have been pulled from the rubble during the lull in fighting, bringing the Palestinian death toll to an estimated 985 since the conflict began 18 days ago.

Over 5,700 have been wounded and tens of thousands have been left displaced by shelling, according to officials.

Jul 26 10:49

Please save us from Israeli monster: Palestine Kid

A Palestinian child in Gaza pleads for international help amid the Israeli regime’s brutal attacks in the impoverished region.

On Thursday, as a Press TV correspondent was giving a live update of the Gaza situation on the ground, a Palestinian child came over and pleaded for international help to stop the Israeli regime’s massacre of Gazans.

“We, the children of Gaza, have never seen [the] dream land even in our dreams. We only have nightmares of massive destruction and of a bleak future. Please help us, save us from the Israeli monster, thank you”, pleaded the child in a tragic, trembling tone.

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Jul 26 10:45

Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli destruction

Thousands of people in Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been destroyed in the last week.

Israel and Hamas both agreed to a UN request to stop fighting from 8am until 8pm on Saturday. An Israeli cabinet minister said on Saturday night that Israel had agreed to prolong the truce by four hours. Hamas gave no immediate response to the extension.

Shortly before the ceasefire took effect, at least 18 members of the al-Najar family, including many children, were killed in an air strike on Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip. The family had recently gone there to escape fighting in a nearby village, a Palestinian health official said.

Jul 26 10:43

Israel's rank and rotten fruit is being called fascism

As I write, after just over a week of this invasion, the death toll of Palestinians is climbing towards 1000. Most are civilians, many are children. Assaulting Gaza by land, air and sea, Israel has destroyed homes and reduced entire city blocks to rubble. It has attacked schools, mosques and hospitals. Tens of thousands of people have fled, although there is nowhere safe for them to go in this wretched strip of land just 40 kilometres long and about 10 kilometres wide. There are desperate shortages of food and water, of medical and surgical supplies.

In an open letter to US President Barack Obama, Dr Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian surgeon working at Gaza's al-Shifa hospital, writes of "the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. Humans!

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Obama, of course, has no time for suffering Palestinians or for that matter suffering Americans. He is too busy spending your tax dollars on those 5 million instant Democratic voters coming across the border from Mexico!

Jul 26 10:41

HUGE EXPLOSION Hits GAZA City - Raw Footage

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"This is what happens when HAMAS kidnaps and kills three Israeli teenagers, and, well ... yeah, HAMAS didn't actually do that as it turns out, but this is what happens when HAMAS was maybe thinking about considering a plan to scheme about a plot to kidnap and kill three Israel teenagers!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 26 10:21

A refreshingly open call for ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from an Israeli deputy speaker

I’ve always said that I like my ethnic cleansers like my men: honest, direct, and with a plan. Sadly, like good men, honest and open ethnic cleansers are few and far between. As the Israeli government, and those who blindly defend it, claim that the attacks in Gaza are for self-defense, and self-defense alone, one man has the courage to admit that the real goal is to rid the area of Palestinians and populate it with Jews. And that man is Moshe Feiglin, Deputy speaker and member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament).

Feiglin wrote an op-ed on Tuesday in which he revealed his hopes and dreams for the future of Israel and the demise of Palestinians in Gaza. The headline is “My Outline for a Solution in Gaza.” And the subheadline reads “Clear and concise, the steps towards achieving quiet in Gaza.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feiglin should have named the op-ed "My Outline for a FINAL Solution in Gaza".

That would really have had the right ring to it, don't you think?!? Because Feiglin wants to have done to Gazan Palestinians precisely the same thing Hitler did to Jews, Gypsies, and other minority groups he did not much like.

That the children, and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors would even be thinking that this would be acceptable to do, just chills me to the core of my being.

Jul 26 10:20

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past twenty-one days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Israel does not deny that it killed those Palestinians using modern aerial technology and precise weaponry courtesy of the world's only superpower. In fact, it does not even deny that they are civilians.

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If HAMAS wants dead people to make Israel look bad ... why is Israel giving HAMAS what they want?

Jul 26 10:00

1,000 Americans Are Serving in the Israeli Army and They Aren’t Alone

The death of two Americans serving in Israel’s military in this weekend’s fighting with Hamas in Gaza is not the first time Americans have died while serving in foreign militaries.

Max Steinberg, 24, of California, and Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, of Texas, were serving in the Israeli army when they died along with 11 other Israeli soldiers over the weekend. At least 60 Palestinians were also killed.

“All of them have joint citizenship,” Maya Kadosh, Israel’s Houston-based deputy consul to the Southwest United States, told The New York Times. “They are very proud. They are not less American when they serve in the army. They are more American. They feel they protect the values of the place they came from, and they also protect the values of the state of Israel.”

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Jul 26 09:42

OUT OF CONTROL / BLATANT SPIN


Pro-Palestinian Guest of Hannity Won’t Answer Whether He Thinks Hamas is a Terrorist Organization

“You’re making a rationalization for rockets and kidnapping and murder, and you want to blame the victims in this case!” Hannity said.

“The only people blaming the victim here is you,” Munayyer said.

Hannity then asked Munayyer whether Hamas, which calls for the destruction of the Jewish state, was a terror organization, as it has been designated by the United States and its allies.

“Thank you for your question, and now I will provide an answer,” he said. “It’s very telling to me, and it should be telling to your viewers as well, by the way, that the moment you have a Palestinian voice on your program who begins to explain the legitimate grievances of Palestinians on the ground, not just Hamas.”

“Answer the question!” Hannity yelled. “Is Hamas a terrorist organization?”

“The United States certainly considers Hamas a terrorist organization, we all know that,” Munayyer said.

“I ask what you think! Can you hear?” Hannity asked.

Munayyer said they would not make any progress if Hannity simply yelled at him, setting the host off.

“What part of this can’t you get through your thick head? Is Hamas a terrorist organization? Yes or no? Yes or no?” Hannity asked, his voice rising.

(*what an @$$#ole !)

Jul 26 09:30

Over 1,000 dead in Gaza after Israel's op, calls for ceasefire to be extended

Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since Israel started its military operation in Gaza, officials said. As the 12-hour ceasefire approaches its end and body recovery continues in the Strip, world leaders are calling for an extension to the truce.

Jul 26 09:08

Air Canada Flight AC84 Aborts Landing at Ben Gurion Airport

An Israel-bound Air Canada passenger jet was forced to abort its landing after Hamas fired rockets at an airport on Friday. The Boeing 767 was just five miles from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport when it was advised by air traffic control to keep flying "until airspace conditions could be confirmed as safe for landing," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur told NBC News. After altering course, Flight AC84 landed 10 minutes later at 12:07 p.m. local time (5:07 a.m. ET). The jet originated at Toronto's Pearson airport.

Jul 26 09:07

Nasrallah: Israel on a path towards "suicide" in Gaza

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday vowed "all means of support" to the Palestinian resistance in its battle with Israel, saying the latter had failed miserably in the 18-day conflict in Gaza.

Nasrallah, in a rare public appearance in Al-Suhadaa Complex in Beirut’s southern suburbs, also spoke out against recent developments in Iraq and the establishment of the so-called Islamic caliphate by ISIS, saying: "Our duty as Muslims today is to condemn what Christians and Muslims are facing in Iraq."

Speaking on Jerusalem Day, Nasrallah warned Israel against expanding its offensive in Gaza, saying the resistance in the enclave had already won the fighting.

Jul 26 09:07

Massacre In Gaza Protest ~ Auckland New Zealand 26 7 2014

Jul 26 08:18

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 07:30 GMT (P.1)

Jul 26 08:18

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza - 07:30 GMT (P.2)

Jul 26 08:13

Palestinians pull 85 bodies from under Gaza rubble

An Israeli air strike in southern Gaza hours before a humanitarian truce was declared killed 20 people, including 11 children, most of them from a single family, medics said.

Separately, the bodies of at least another 85 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza on Saturday, raising the overall Palestinian death toll in the 19-day Israeli terror campaign to 985, the overwhelming majority of them civilians.

“Ambulance crews have recovered the bodies of 85 martyrs under destroyed houses, including children and women, across the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of martyrs to 985 as a result of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip,” Emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army said two more occupation soldiers had been killed, taking its toll to 37.

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Jul 26 07:58

Shaja'iya destroyed. Pulverized into rubble. See all 81 pictures of Israel's horrific war crimes on #Gaza

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 26 07:48

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

After Israel's top leadership exhaustively blamed Hamas for kidnap of 3 teens, they've now admitted killers were acting as "lone cell."

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From my post on July 1, 2014:

"First off, HAMAS has in fact denied any connection to the three teens, which makes sense when you think about it. After all, HAMAS and FATAH need world support for their new unity government. A stunt like kidnapping and killing three teenagers destroys the very public support the unity government needs. This is clearly something HAMAS is not going to do, but of course is perfect for Israel to do and then frame HAMAS as part of Netanyahu's promise to wreck the unity government."

So Israel attacked HAMAS without provocation and now even Israel is admitting they attacked HAMAS without provocation, but will continue the bombardment after the current cease-fire ends claiming a right to self-defense because HAMAS dared fight back when attacked without provocation.

And Israel wonders why all those Jewish students paid to post pro-Israel propaganda on social media have failed to build support for Israel's actions!

Jul 26 07:36

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

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I am reposting Claire's video for three 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 new readers coming in from my return to GCN might wish to hear the whole song (which is heard briefly in the bump music) and see the video

Third, 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 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 16:59

Samantha Power And The Age Of Genocide; Rwanda 1994 vs Gaza 2014

America has once again exercised its political clout in favor of the perpetrators of crimes against humanity; its voice the lone one to vote against a call to investigation by UN Human Rights Council into the Israeli offensive’s violations of international laws. Power and her bosses give their full support to Israel’s continued crimes against humanity and genocide.

Twenty years after Rwanda, the Genocide in Gaza is ignored. Samantha Power has either lost all memory, or she has lost all humanity –but without a doubt, she is completely void of integrity, and complicit in the crimes against Palestinians.

Two decades later, again, prior to November elections, the US is careful to avoid the “G” word. As Israeli law makers call for genocide and indiscriminate killing of Palestinians under siege

Jul 25 15:34

Ireland is pro-Palestinian, says Israeli media

Ireland's 'pro-Palestinian stance' has made it into the Israeli headlines after a minute's silence was held in the Dail for the people of Gaza.

Jul 25 15:29

If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Israel …

If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to do whatever they want:

Jul 25 14:57

Paris police ban pro-Palestinian demo planned for Saturday

After a string of pro-Palestinian marches turned violent in the past week, Paris's police authority has banned a march set for Saturday that is in protest of Israel's air and ground incursion into Gaza.

Jul 25 14:55

Pro-Gaza, Israel marches choke German city centres

Anticipating possible violence against Jews and citing a "marked increase in danger for Israeli establishments", police in Berlin deployed more than 1,000 officers around the opposing demonstrations.

Jul 25 14:53

Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with pro-Israelis in Berlin

Hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Berlin Friday in protest of the recent attacks on Gaza . Minor clashes broke out between counter-protesters waving Israeli flags and chanting at the pro-Palestinian protesters. No arrests or casualties were reported

Jul 25 14:46

Horrifying details continue to emerge of massacre in Khuza’a

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Look carefully at the wreckage. See any rockets or rocket launchers? Because that's Israel's excuse for targeting civilians, hospitals, and schools; that HAMAS is hiding rockets and rocket launchers in them.

To find a lie look for what should be there and isn't and what isn't there in this video and the hundreds just like it are the remains of rockets and rocket launchers!

Jul 25 14:30

The Trauma of Palestinian Children

Danny Muller focuses on disaster management and response in the Middle East and Haiti. He is a coordinator of public health and humanitarian aid efforts for the Middle East Children’s Alliance.

Jul 25 14:17

Israel calls Brazil a ‘diplomatic dwarf’ – and then brings up World Cup humiliation

In a statement on Wednesday, Brazil condemned what it said was a "disproportionate use of force" by Israel in its Gaza Strip offensive by pulling out its ambassador from Tel Aviv for "consultation." The country is the second country to recall its ambassador from Israel; Ecuador did so earlier in the week.

At first, the official reaction from Israel appeared sanguine. "Brazil is a friend, but we think its position is not balanced," Israel's general consul in São Paulo, Yoel Barnea, said according to the Wall Street Journal, adding that Israel should have a right to defend itself from the thousands of missiles being fired at it by Hamas and other Palestinian groups.

Jul 25 13:33

Suspected Hamas militants rounded up chain gang-style by Israeli soldiers during Gaza offensive

Chained together in two lines, they raise their hands to their heads under the watchful eyes of armed soldiers.

These photos show suspected Hamas militants who have been rounded up chain-gang style by Israeli soldiers during the Israel-Gaza conflict.

The alleged rebels were captured after the Army entered the Gaza strip in a bid to put an end to deadly Hamas rocket attacks.

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And with these photos, Israel is now in violation of Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention, which prohibits use and distribution of images of PoWs and calls for their protection against "insults and public curiosity".

Jul 25 12:49

Israel Losing Support from Its Biggest Ally: American Evangelical Christians

We documented yesterday that the biggest supporters of Israel are American evangelical Christians … Protestants or – to a lesser extent – Catholics.

But that support base is slipping …

Jul 25 12:20

Israel's security cabinet rejects cease-fire proposal

Israel's Security Cabinet unanimously rejected a cease-fire proposal Friday that called for a week-long truce in the deadly conflict.

The proposal by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for a temporary pause in fighting to allow Israelis and Palestinians to broker a broader deal. Israeli TV reported the deal was rejected mainly because Israel would have to cut short its effort at destroying Hamas tunnels.

Jul 25 11:04

West Bank Demonstrators Shot Dead By Israeli Troops

ISRAEL continued its murderous campaign of repression today with the killing of demonstrators in the West Bank and continued air raids in Gaza.

Four Palestinians were killed in the West Bank — two shot by Israeli troops and the other by settlers.

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 10:08

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some of the scores of children killed in Gaza since the conflict began 17 days ago.

B'Tselem's appeal against the decision was rejected on Wednesday. It intends to petition Israel's supreme court on Sunday in an effort to get the ban overturned.

The IBA said the ad's content was "politically controversial". The broadcast refers to child deaths in Gaza and reads out some of the victims' names.

Jul 25 10:07

Israel Guilty of Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid, Says UN Rapporteur

A UN human rights investigator has accused Israel of ethnic cleansing and apartheid policies against Palestinians.

Richard Falk, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, said Israel carried out a "systematic and continued effort to change the ethnic composition of East Jerusalem".

Falk, an 82-year-old American, said that in recent years Israel had made it more difficult for Palestinians to reside there while encouraging the building of new Jewish settlements, which are illegal under international law.

Falk, an emeritus law professor at Princeton University, said that more than 11,000 Palestinians had lost their right to live in Jerusalem since 1996.

Jul 25 10:04

Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has ‘Surpassed What Hitler Did To Them’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”

Speaking at a political re-election rally in the Turkish city of Ordu, Turkey’s prime minister said that Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did to them” and declared the country a “terrorist state.”

“[Israelis] have no conscience, no honor, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism,” said Erdo?an. He accused Israel of rejecting ceasefires that Hamas has proposed and “spitting death, spitting blood.”

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.”

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And they are clearly doing a wonderful job! :)

Jul 25 10:01

National Demonstration: Stop the Massacre in Gaza 26 July London

STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA
DEMONSTRATE SATURDAY 26 JULY
ASSEMBLE 12 NOON ISRAELI EMBASSY
MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

Jul 25 09:59

Hamas leader's three sisters live secretly in Israel as full citizens

Israel regards Ismail Haniyeh, the Palestinian Hamas prime minister, as an enemy of state. But three of his sisters enjoy full Israeli citizenship, having moved 30 years ago to the desert town of Tel Sheva.

Some of their offspring have even served in the Israeli army, the force responsible for decades of Israeli occupation in Gaza and the West Bank, an occupation that the Islamist movement, Hamas, was founded to fight.

Jul 25 09:56

U.N. shelter in Gaza hit, 16 dead

The coordinates of the school in Beit Hanoun, which was serving a shelter for families in Gaza, had been given to the Israeli military, said a U.N. spokesman, Chris Gunness.

Footage from the school showed pools of blood and images from hospitals showed absolute chaos. There were so many victims than many gurneys included two wounded children.

Jul 25 09:19

‘SHOOTING’ AGAINST THE OCCUPATION

Anti-war demonstrations during wartime are not unusual in Israel. They rarely bring out more than a few hundred people, as did this one. It was an event that most Israeli news outlets deemed not important enough to cover, especially when Hamas’s rockets were flying all over the country. But Oren Ziv was there with his camera.

Jul 25 09:18

PHOTOS ~~ THOUSANDS PARICIPATE IN COALITION MARCH FOR PEACE IN NEW YORK

The demonstration and march, organized by a coalition of groups supporting justice in Palestine, began at Foley Sq. where the names of children murdered in Gaza were read. Some in the crowd of approximately 2,000 were weeping. Led by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra the mile and 1/2 march weaving west through the busy streets of lower Manhattan to the shore of the Hudson began. It was a noisy chanting group carrying Palestinian flags and signs demanding an end to the U.S. funding of Israel, an end to the occupation, and a cease to the slaughter by Israel in Gaza.

Jul 25 09:17

HOSTILITIES FROM BOTH SIDES MUST END NOW!

Today the war in Gaza enters its eighteenth day. The eighteenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is CHAI ... meaning LIFE. NOW is the time to give it meaning!

Jul 25 09:12

Israel Sabotages Ceasefire

Golani is the best infantry brigade of the IDF. It was defeated by a Hamas regional battalion in the Battle of Shuja'iyya. I reviewed the battle in Hamas Battalion Held Ground against IDF Golani Brigade.

Golani was removed and replaced by reserve forces (Israel Transforms Tunnels into Gas Chambers).

The commander of the unit was wounded (Wounded Druze Colonel Runs to Gaza), three officers were killed, another ten soldiers were wounded.

Information on details of military operations is slow to reach civilian media. Today it was disclosed that Hamas also hit two battalion commanders, Shai Siman-Tov of Golani Battalion 12 and the commander of Golani Egoz; the name of the latter is classified.+.

In other words, with a much smaller force, Hamas wiped the command of an elite brigade of the IDF, forcing it to leave the battlefield. Israel took offence.

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Remember what I said about Gaza being like that narrow gap at Thermopylae? The confines take away the advantage of the Israeli's superior weapons.

Jul 25 09:05

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.

Whenever the Israeli army drafts the reserves — which are made up of ex-soldiers — there are dissenters, resisters, and AWOLers among the troops called to war. Now that Israel has sent troops to Gaza again and reserves are being summoned to service, dozens are refusing to take part.

We are more than 50 Israelis who were once soldiers and now declare our refusal to be part of the reserves. We oppose the Israeli Army and the conscription law. Partly, that’s because we revile the current military operation. But most of the signers below are women and would not have fought in combat. For us, the army is flawed for reasons far broader than “Operation Protective Edge,” or even the occupation. We rue the militarization of Israel and the army’s discriminatory policies.

Jul 25 09:00

The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense

If Israel insists, as the Bosnian Serbs did in Sarajevo, on using the weapons of industrial warfare against a helpless civilian population then that population has an inherent right to self-defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. The international community will have to either act to immediately halt Israeli attacks and lift the blockade of Gaza or acknowledge the right of the Palestinians to use weapons to defend themselves.

No nation, including any in the Muslim world, appears willing to intervene to protect the Palestinians. No world body, including the United Nations, appears willing or able to pressure Israel through sanctions to conform to the norms of international law. And the longer we in the world community fail to act, the worse the spiral of violence will become.

Jul 25 08:37

Five Palestinians killed in West Bank violence - medics

Five Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank on Friday in shootings involving both Israeli forces and a civilian who appeared to be a Jewish settler, medics and witnesses said.

Three Palestinians were killed during clashes between Israeli forces shooting live bullets and protesters throwing stones near the flashpoint city of Hebron.

In a separate incident near another protest against the ongoing conflict in Gaza, witnesses said a person in a car believed to be a settler shot dead one man and wounded three others near the city of Nablus.

The victims were walking along a main street used by both Palestinians and settlers.

Jul 25 08:36

‘The Tank Shells Fell Like Rain’: Survivors of the Attack on UNRWA School Report Scenes of Carnage and Destruction

The attack on the UN school came on one of the bloodiest days of the conflict. Approximately 120 Palestinians were killed yesterday, bringing the death toll in Gaza to nearly 800, the vast majority of them civilians, including at least 190 children, according to the Health Ministry. Over a two-day period, a child was killed every hour in Gaza. More than 5,100 have been wounded.

Jul 25 08:30

Israel’s U.S.-Made Military Might Overwhelms Palestinians

The overwhelming Israeli firepower unleashed on the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the ongoing battle in Gaza is perhaps reminiscent of the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962) when France, the colonial power, used its vastly superior military strength to strike back at the insurgents with brutal ferocity.

Jul 25 07:44

MEGA PUKE LEVEL 9 BEX ALERT - Israel's Deadly Invasion of Gaza Is Morally Justified

For Israel, the first question seems easier to answer. Few would deny that, in principle, Israel’s war with Hamas is both just and necessary. Israel acts on the most clear justification possible: self-defense after days of restraint, warnings, and pleas—as rockets continued to land on its cities and later, as militants sprang from tunnels to kill its citizens. Ceasefires have been offered, but Hamas has rejected them. And whatever criticisms one may have of Israel’s failures to midwife an effective and peaceful alternative to Hamas (and I have many), these do not undermine the fundamental justice of this self-defense.

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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, 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 25 07:41

Germany, France, Italy jointly condemn Gaza-related anti-Semitic acts

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy condemned in a joint statement anti-Semitic acts arising out of the recent wave of anti-Israel demonstrations across Europe.

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Of course the protests are anti-Semitism, because common sense tells you that if anyone other than Israel was bombing Gaza back to the stone age, nobody would care, right? Right? Right? Right?

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