TORTURE/WAR CRIMES

Jul 30 04:44

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

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

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

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

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

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

Jul 30 00:43

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

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

Jul 29 23:16

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

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

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

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

Jul 29 21:15

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

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

Jul 29 21:12

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

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

Jul 29 19:28

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

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

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

Jul 29 16:55

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

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

Jul 29 14:39

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

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

Jul 29 11:49

MILITARY OPERATIONS IN URBAN TERRAIN

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

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

COMBAT EXPERIENCE

Jul 29 11:13

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

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

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

Jul 29 06:48

#GazaUnderAttack destruction revealed in UN satellite image

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

Jul 29 06:46

#GazaUnderAttack Timeline – Ongoing

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

Jul 29 06:45

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 23

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

Jul 29 06:42

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

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

Jul 29 05:06

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

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

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

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

Jul 29 04:57

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

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

Jul 29 04:19

Israeli attack knocks out Gaza’s only power plant

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 28 23:42

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

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

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

Jul 28 21:19

Yatsenyuk's head too small for Ukrainian government?

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

Published on Jul 25, 2014

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

Jul 28 20:12

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

Dear Liberal Party of Canada,

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

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

Jul 28 17:35

Victims of the Israeli ground invasion

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

Jul 28 15:05

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

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

Jul 28 14:21

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

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

Jul 28 13:06

End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

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

Jul 28 12:26

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

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

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

Jul 28 12:05

Israeli Strikes on Gaza Continue: Live Feed

You can hear the drones buzzing! And the bombs!

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

Jul 28 11:50

Live Blog: The Eid Massacre #GazaUnderAttack – Day 22

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

Jul 28 11:13

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 28 10:46

US threatens relations with Israel could worsen over Kerry criticism

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

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

Jul 28 10:39

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

Jul 28 09:04

Israel Murders IDF Soldier to Prevent His Capture

This must really lift up the morale of the IDF!

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

Jul 28 08:23

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

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

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

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

Jul 28 07:44

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

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

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

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

Jul 28 07:34

IDF soldier makes a reservation to hotel in Gaza

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

Jul 28 07:27

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

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

Jul 28 07:14

In pictures: heartache as Gazans return to their flattened homes

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

Jul 28 07:10

Documenting death: the man who counts the bodies in Gaza

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

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

Jul 28 07:07

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

Israelis:

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

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

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

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

Palestinians:

1. Mohammed Shaaban, 24, killed in Gaza.

2. Amjad Shaaban, 30, killed in Gaza.

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 28 06:49

Simon Cowell Under Fire for Donation to Israeli Army

As well he should be!

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

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

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

Jul 28 06:35

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

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

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

Jul 27 19:42

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

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

Jul 27 15:28

Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov Explains How to Brainwash a Nation

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

Jul 27 11:35

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 21

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

Jul 27 10:35

Hitler’s War: What the Historians Neglect to Mention

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 27 09:54

Hamas not complicit in teens’ kidnap: Israeli police

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Jul 27 07:22

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

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

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

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

Jul 27 06:42

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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Jul 27 01:06

GAZA GENOCIDE

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

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

Jul 27 00:50

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

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

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

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

Jul 26 19:36

Britain dies of shame - by Stuart Littlewood

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

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

Jul 26 19:33

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

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

Jul 26 19:10

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

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

Jul 26 15:37

Watch: Life in Gaza explained

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

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

Jul 26 15:35

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

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

Jul 26 13:02

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

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

Jul 26 11:34

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 20

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

Jul 26 11:08

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

Jul 26 09:58

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 26 09:41

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 26 07:55

Israeli sniper killing wounded civilian

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

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

Jul 25 20:37

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

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

Jul 25 17:30

Seven Palestinians killed in protests across West Bank

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

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

Jul 25 11:01

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 19

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

Jul 25 10:03

Israeli Lawyer Doesn’t Deny Nuremberg Crimes on Palestinians

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

He said: “Military necessity.”

Notice, he didn’t disagree with me.

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

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

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And they are clearly doing a wonderful job! :)

Jul 25 10:02

Human Rights Court Condemns Poland for CIA Torture Black Site

Joe Wright
Activist Post

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

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

Jul 25 08:15

Britain Admits Selling $12 Billion in Weapons to Israel

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

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

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

Jul 24 20:58

EU Court: Poland Enabled CIA Torture

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

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

Jul 24 18:34

US Invents Reports of Russia Attacking Ukraine Bases

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

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

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

Jul 24 14:13

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

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

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

Jul 24 11:31

White House OKs Underwater Torture Chamber

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

Jul 24 10:22

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 17

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

Jul 24 00:03

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

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

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

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

Jul 23 14:46

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

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

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

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

Jul 23 10:15

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

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

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

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

Jul 23 08:21

Israel 'Could Be Guilty Of Gaza War Crimes'

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

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

Jul 23 08:19

ISRAEL IS KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

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

Israel is killing them.

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

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

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Jul 23 08:04

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 23 07:57

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

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

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

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

Jul 22 18:44

Why is Israel afraid of Gaza’s Ark?

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

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

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

Jul 22 18:17

Gaza neighbourhood devastated by Israeli bombing

The Gaza neighbourhood of Shujeyah has been decimated by Israeli bombardment

Jul 22 17:19

Israeli Professor: Rape Palestinian Sisters and Mothers To Stop Terrorism

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

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

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

Jul 22 13:53

Slaughter: Israel’s new “self defence

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

Jul 22 11:53

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 22 11:10

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 16

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

Jul 22 10:18

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 22 08:21

Israel is being defeated in Gaza as it was in Lebanon

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

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

Jul 21 21:28

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

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

Jul 21 21:22

Foundation of the US Empire: Axes of Evil

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

Jul 21 16:54

Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot and Killed by Sniper

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

Jul 21 14:25

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

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

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

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

Jul 21 13:23

Online Live Stream From #GazaUnderAttack

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

Jul 21 13:21

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

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

Jul 21 13:20

Live Blog - #GazaUnderAttack – Day 15

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

Jul 21 11:57

UK Government Wants Immunity in Torture Case

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

Jul 21 09:20

Gaza hospital hit in fatal Israeli attack – live updates

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

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

Jul 21 08:37

Even a Guantanamo Nurse Refuses to Force-Feed Prisoners

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

Jul 21 07:46

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

US tax dollars at work

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

Jul 21 06:51

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

Busted Obama! It's over!

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

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

Jul 20 19:24

Letter of Norwegian doctor in Gaza

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

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

Jul 20 16:57

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

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

Jul 20 15:45

1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children

Many of the children were killed in their own homes.

Jul 20 12:35

Israeli Massacre in Gaza City kills at least 66

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

Jul 20 12:29

Bloody Sunday as 99 Gazans, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

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

Jul 20 11:09

RAW: Al-Shujaiyah Massacre

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

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Jul 20 11:05

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 14 - Al-Shujaeya Massacre

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

Jul 20 11:01

The failures of Abbas leadership

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

Jul 20 10:59

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 13

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

Jul 20 10:56

Occupation of Palestinian Territories Likely to Intensify in Coming Months

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

Jul 20 10:01

Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee Israeli bombardment

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

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

Jul 19 23:56

Israel Drops Cancer-inducing Bombs on Gazans

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

Jul 19 20:28

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

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

Jul 19 18:24

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

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

Jul 19 17:57

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

Angry Crowds Defy Ban on Pro-Palestinian Protests

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

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

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

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

Jul 19 07:20

Norwegian surgeon witnesses Israeli war crimes in Gaza

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

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

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

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

Jul 19 06:28

Israel Firing Experimental Weapons at Gaza’s Civilians, Say Doctors

Doctors treating patients in Gaza have accused Israel of using experimental weapons on Palestinian civilians.

Addressing reporters at a press conference on Sunday, Youssef Abul Resh, undersecretary of the health ministry in Gaza said, “Medical teams have registered injuries consistent with those caused by DIME [dense inert metal explosives] and other banned weapons.”

He added, “Israel has mercilessly targeted Palestinian civilians leaving many of them with life-threatening injuries and future handicaps.”

Jul 19 06:03

Israel targets hospitals in Gaza assault

Israel shelled the Beit Hanoun hospital in northern Gaza on Friday, damaging the top floors and causing panic among patients and staff, employees said.

A nurse in the hospital told Ma'an that Israel fired a drone missile at the roof and third floor, damaging water supplies.

Jul 18 18:30

Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?

Glenn Greenwald: I’ve gotten to understand a lot more about how these large media outlets function. I’ve worked with some of them over the last year in the reporting I’ve done. And it really is remarkable, and not hyperbole, that there is nothing that makes major media figures and news executives more petrified than reporting on Israel. I mean, the way in which they become so frightened to do any sort of reporting that could make what they call Israel’s supporters inside the United States angry really can’t be overstated.

Jul 18 18:14

Civilian causalities grow in Israeli attacks

Mohammed Omer reports

At least 35 civilian Palestinians, including children, have been killed since Israel began Gaza's ground invasion.

Jul 18 17:50

Israeli officials call for cutting energy and food supplies to Gaza

Israel's Deputy Defence Minister Danny Danon stressed that it is important to pressure Hamas and the people of Gaza through cutting off electricity and bombing Gaza's power plant and destroying it completely.

In a radio interview yesterday Danon called on Netanyahu to cut off the electricity supplies that Israel provides to the power plant, and to prevent the flow of fuel, food and basic goods into Gaza.

Jul 18 17:00

CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After 'Scum' Tweet

The Zionist controlled Mainstream media does everything to block the truth

The removal of Magnay comes a day after NBC News pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza. NBC’s decision to remove the widely praised Mohyeldin, and unwillingness to explain why, has been met with anger and frustration from journalists inside and outside the network.

Jul 18 16:12

Israeli police ransack Tariq Abu Khdeir family home and arrest relatives in apparent revenge raid

Just hours after 15-year-old Tariq Abu Khdeir left for Ben Gurion International Airport to return home to Tampa, Florida, Israeli police raided and ransacked the home of his family in the Shufat neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem. The police arrested Abu Khdeir’s uncle and cousins without charges.

The Israeli motive appears to have been revenge for the family’s role in publicizing CCTV footage of Abu Khdeir’s brutal beating at the hands of Israeli police, and their public campaign to secure his return to the US.

Jul 18 12:00

Witnessing Death in Gaza and Cheering

Israelis cheer as rockets start to rain down along the #Gaza strip. @CNN

Jul 18 09:55

NY grandma jailed for violating protection order used to ‘quell dissent’ outside drone base

A New York grandmother was sentenced to a year in jail for violating a protection order filed by an Air National Guard commander against anti-war protesters.

Mary Anne Grady-Flores violated the protection order filed by Col. Earl Evans, prosecutors said, when she stepped on the grounds of Hancock Air Base to photograph a peaceful protest against the use of drones.

The judge imposed the maximum sentence July 10 for criminal contempt of court because the 58-year-old Grady-Flores had failed to pay fines and surcharges imposed by the court in a prior case.

Grady-Flores – the daughter of “Camden 28? Vietnam War protester John Grady — knew she was under court order to stay off base property, so she stood on a nearby roadway to photograph about 20 activists at the Ash Wednesday protest.

Her sister admits Grady-Flores briefly stepped onto a driveway on base property so another protester could show her how to take photos with an iPhone.

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"...Disorderly conduct for blocking the the roadway."?!?!? ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?!?

I so hope this gets appealed and thrown out of court.


Apparently, grandmothers who are completely peaceful scare the excrement out of Col. Earl Evans, and the peaceful expression of opinions contrary to war, more war, and extrajudicial assassinations is not to be tolerated on his watch.

It also is a very informative window on Obama's mindset that one of his most favorite ways to wage war is with drone attacks, which not only take out the alleged "bad guy" with no due process, but also takes out scores of innocent people, either killing them outright, or maiming them for life.

Jul 18 09:44

CNN forced to film Israelis cheer Gaza strike

That may in part also explain her angry tweet against the crowd on the hill, calling them “scum” after they made threats if she did not say nice things about Israel. The tweet, of course, was quickly deleted – presumably after her minders at CNN intervened.

Jul 18 09:29

Netanyahu and Rahm Emmanuel Agree: Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

While the world is focused on the questions surrounding the Malaysian flight that crashed in Ukraine on July 17 and the aftermath that will result from it, another campaign of genocide in a long list of campaigns of genocide is taking place in Gaza...

Jul 18 08:53

Rejecting victimhood: the case for Palestinian resistance

I wonder whether, when the settler-colonial army of Israel is pounding Gaza, Palestinians should grab guitars, pianos, and white ribbons, look up at their oppressors flying over their heads in apaches and F16s, and sing a lullaby of peace. Perhaps, then, we can impress Middle East “experts” and “non-violent resistance” -mind you, I am using the V word- butterflies. I wonder, moreover, what authority, defined by what experience, entitles these experts and butterflies to ask us, the Palestinians, to put down our arms. Nonsense.

Jul 18 08:07

Witnessing Death in Gaza and Cheering Death in Israel

Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missile Hits Gaza Live On CNN ... But CNN reporter think you should not SEE their cheers. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24625

Jul 18 08:04

Hostilities in Gaza, UN Situation Report as of 17 July 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report as of 17 July 2014, 1500 hrs. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24648

Jul 18 07:48

Mommy, Why Was Grandma Jailed For Protesting Drones?

Well, dear, it seems drone masters don't appreciate hearing, seeing or allowing protests from citizens who foot the bill.

Jul 17 22:43

The Dementedness Destroying Israel

Today as the current spring rain of missiles pours down on Gaza, the intent arises from a totally different cause, a manufactured cause created by Netanyahu’s government directed at the Israeli people to elicit unconditional support to destroy Gaza.

Jul 17 18:55

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

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

Jul 17 16:17

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 12

Gaza: Israel launches massive offensive "Operation Protective Edge" – Day 12 http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24611

Jul 17 15:36

Israel Attacks Gaza Hospitals

Gaza human shields: Foreigners protect hospitals from Israeli airstrikes. The international activists remain in Gaza hospital threatened by Israeli missiles. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24562

Jul 17 15:34

All Arabs should be killed, Israeli soldier says

"There's nothing we can do. There won't be peace with them. RETARDS. All Arabs should be killed". Continue reading ? http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24576

Jul 17 15:32

Hostilities in Gaza and Israel, UN Situation Report as of 16 July 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Hostilities in Gaza and Israel Situation Report (as of 16 July 2014, 1500 hrs) http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24592

Jul 17 15:28

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 11

Gaza: Israel launches massive offensive "Operation Protective Edge" – Day 11 http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24596

Jul 17 12:56

Exit Agent William Hague... still making excuses for Israel

Stuart Littlewood says the recently-resigned UK foreign secretary, William Hague, was waving Israel’s flag to the last minute, and holds little hope that Hague’s successor, Philip Hammond, would be any better.

Jul 17 10:58

Snowden: 'If I end up in chains in Guantanamo I can live with that'

“If I end up in chains in Guantanamo I can live with that,” Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor-turned-privacy advocate, told the Guardian newspaper during a recent interview released in part by the paper on Thursday.

Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger and reporter Ewen MacAskill spent seven hours conducting an interview in Moscow earlier this month with Snowden, a former analyst for the United States National Security Agency now wanted in the US for espionage, and the newspaper plans to publish the full conversation at the end of the week.

Jul 17 09:20

Extensive War Crimes in Eastern Ukraine. The Voices of the Innocent: “We Haven’t Got Anywhere to Run…”

Today, not only the Russian mass media has raised the issue of the investigation of war crimes in Ukraine, but delegates of European media as well. Journalistic investigation led me to the Russian refugee camp, located not far from the place of military events.

There is another world, though the planet is the same – the Earth. Water, food, light, absence of firing, a manifestation of humanity in everyday life allow people to feel safe again and with gratitude to accept the help and care in the neighboring state. All that they have lost overnight, continuing to remain citizens of Ukraine.

Jul 17 06:50

Israel intentionally kills civilians

Jon Snow on Channel 4 News challenges an Israeli government official in a way you will never witness on American television: Israeli air attacks in Gaza investigated by Human Rights Watch have been targeting apparent civilian structures and killing civilians in violation of the laws of war. Israel should end unlawful attacks that do not target military objectives and may be intended as collective punishment or broadly to destroy civilian property. Deliberate or reckless attacks violating the laws of war are war crimes, Human Rights Watch said.

Jul 16 22:47

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

Israel war criminals have continued their bloody aggression on the children of the besieged Gaza on the ninth day.

The Israeli naval boats monitored four children having fun like butterflies on the beach of Gaza in front of a Hotel assesses a number of journalists. The naval decided to kill them for making fun.

The children were helping their father to provide the juice to the reporters when the naval boats shelled the beach. The naval have targeted the children with the full intention to kill them without mercy.

Jul 16 17:46

‘'THE ISRAELI MILITARY DOES NOT TARGET CIVILIANS'’ – Must See Video

Reporter Jon Snow slams Israeli spokesman Mark Regev

As four boys die in a shell attack in Gaza, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev says : "The story with these four boys is a tragedy - let's be clear the Israeli military does not target civilians."/strong>

Jul 16 17:14

‘Shells were chasing them’: Four Palestinian children killed on beach by Israeli rockets

Four Palestinian children were killed by an air strike while playing football on Gaza beach.

Jul 16 15:40

Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port

The first projectile hit the sea wall of Gaza City's little harbour just after four o'clock. As the smoke from the explosion thinned, four figures could be seen running, ragged silhouettes, legs pumping furiously along the wall. Even from a distance of 200 metres, it was obvious that three of them were children.

Jumping off the harbour wall, they turned on to the beach, attempting to cross the short distance to the safety of the Al-Deira hotel, base for many of the journalists covering the Gaza conflict.

They waved and shouted at the watching journalists as they passed a little collection of brightly coloured beach tents, used by bathers in peacetime.

It was there that the second shell hit the beach, those firing apparently adjusting their fire to target the fleeing survivors. As it exploded, journalists standing by the terrace wall shouted: "They are only children."

Jul 16 14:57

Exit Agent Hague…still making excuses for Israel

Hague messed with our universal jurisdiction laws to provide a safe haven for Israel’s war crimes suspects, notably Tzipi Livni who was largely responsible for the terror that brought death and destruction to Gaza’s civilians in the vicious blitzkrieg known as Operation Cast Lead, in which 1,400 Gazans were slaughtered including 320 children and 109 women, and thousands more horribly maimed. Livni was unrepentant.

Jul 16 12:57

Gaza on brink of acute water crisis: Red Cross

BLOCKADED STRIP’S ALREADY DETERIORATING WATER SYSTEM NEAR CATASTROPHE

Jul 16 12:49

Why the Israelis are repetitively violent

Lawrence Davidson examines the reasons for the persistently violent behaviour of Israelis, arguing that this pathological disposition to violence will have grave consequences for Jews unless they take a stand against Israel.

Jul 16 10:03

Why the Israelis Are Repetitively Violent - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The consequences of the Israeli state of mind are, of course, catastrophic – first and foremost for the Palestinians, who suffer death and destruction for their justified resistance to oppression. The Zionists see them as latter-day Nazis but in truth they resemble the resisters in the Warsaw ghetto. And, if that rings true, then who do the Israelis now resemble?

Jul 16 08:33

Military Nurse Refused to Force-Feed Guantánamo Prisoners

A nurse in the U.S. Navy has refused to participate in the force-feeding of hunger striking detainees in what is the first widely-reported act of defiance on ethical grounds by a U.S. military service member at this offshore prison.

“This is a historic stand by this nurse, who recognized the basic humanity of the detainees and the inhumanity of what he was being asked to do," said Cori Crider, a lawyer for UK-based charity Reprieve—which refers to the refusal as 'conscientious objection.' Crider learned of the act of refusal in a July 10 phone call with Abu Wa’el Dhiab—a Syrian man currently detained in Guantánamo Bay—and the news broke to the media on Tuesday.

Jul 16 08:21

American and Israeli War Crimes

How should one describe the U.S.-Israeli relationship? “Co-conspirators”? “Co-dependents”? “Frenemies”? “The corporate media in the United States and other western nations ignore, minimize or tell outright lies about the ongoing massacre” of Palestinians, but surely the Israeli media would do the same for the U.S. How about “Co-enablers in War Crimes”?

Jul 16 04:43

‘Ceasefire’ to refuel Israel criminality

The reality is that the Israeli regime has just given itself carte blanche to step up its genocide against the Palestinians – just as it was threatening to do so. The so-called ceasefire was nothing but a cynical charade to deceive this flagrant reality. Let’s make no mistake. What is happening in Gaza is unmitigated crimes against
humanity, an operation of state-sponsored terrorism against an illegally occupied people.

Jul 16 04:40

Israel accused of war crimes (UK Parliament) [VIDEO]

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centres and all manner of other civilian targets.

Jul 15 22:18

Wanted – A New Strategy for Palestinian Resistance

THE IMPOTENT AND CORRUPT PALESTINE AUTHORITY (PA), WHICH IS VIRTUALLY AN EXTENSION OF ISRAEL’S OWN SECURITY SERVICES, MUST BE DISSOLVED WITH COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE OCCUPATION OF THE WEST BANK HANDED BACK TO ISRAEL.

Jul 15 18:57

Israeli calls for Palestinian blood ring at fever pitch

Concerned humanists may have hoped that when a group of Jewish Israelis confessed to kidnapping and killing Muhammad Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem — forcing him to drink gasoline and torching him to death from inside his body — that top Israeli legislators and rabbis would have been horrified at what their revenge rhetoric had triggered, and seriously scaled back their calls for war.

These hopes would have been in vain

Jul 15 14:33

PLO must take Palestine’s case to the ICC

Stuart Littlewood highlights the weasel words of the British government towards Israel’s aggression in Gaza, but says the onus is on the Palestinians themselves to take Israel to the International Criminal Court.

Jul 15 12:44

Israeli Massacres of Recent History

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