PALESTINE

Jul 16 14:13

In PHOTOS: Thousands Turn Out For Funeral Of Murdered Palestinian Teen By Jewish-Israeli Extremists

Palestinians fear similar revenge attacks by Jewish Israeli extremists, particularly in light of prominent figures in Israel's religious, social and political circles espousing rhetoric that openly appears to back such attacks against Palestinians.

Jul 16 14:02

FLASHBACK - Jew Settlers Stoning Palestine Christian Children walking to school

Jul 16 14:02

The Periodic Slaughter of Palestinians

As the Israelis once more inflict collective punishment in Gaza (a tactic which happens to constitute a war crime), it is time to consider the mind-set behind their repeated violent and sadistic behavior. One way to do so is to listen to the rationalizations they use, also repeatedly, to justify their actions.

Jul 16 13:54

Israel accused of war crimes in UK Parliament

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 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 12:47

Who do you sympathize with?

Israel
4% (49 votes)
Palestine
96% (1206 votes)
Total votes: 1255
Jul 16 12:16

If Iraq Were in Central America

Just as in discussions of bombing nations for women's rights it's hard to bring up the subject of the right not to be bombed, in discussions of shipping so-called illegal children away from the border where you've been terrorizing them in reenactments of Freedom Ride buses it's hard to bring up the subject of not having your government overthrown and your nation turned into a living hell.

Jul 16 12:10

Are Jews the Israelites of the Bible?

The number one biblical verse used by Zionist Jews and Zionist Christians alike to justify dispossessing the Palestinians of their land is this one, Genesis 15:18:

‘On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates….”

By descendants God definitely meant the same biological bloodline, the same DNA, actual grandchildren of Abraham. Not spiritual progeny. Unfortunately, as even a cursory study would show, the great majority of today’s Jews are not bloodline descendants of Abraham.

Jul 16 12:04

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to "little snakes."

"They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists," Shaked said, adding, "They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”

The remarks are considered as a call for genocide as she declared that all Palestinians are Israel's enemies and must be killed.

Jul 16 11:57

Gaza: Hamas Rejects Tony Blair's Cease-fire Scam

The war Netanyahoo launched on the people of Gaza has so far killed over 192, 80% of them civilians, wounded 1,400 people, completely destroyed 990 houses, damaged another 1,700 houses, and created billions of damage to the infrastructure in Gaza, including the already fragile water distribution system. For what?

Jul 16 11:24

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

Four Palestinian children were killed by rockets while playing football on Gaza beach, with local officials saying the attack came from an Israeli gunboat. Dozens of international journalists witnessed the tragedy.

“This is a cowardly crime,” said Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry.

The children have been named as Ahed Atef Bakr and Zakaria Ahed Bakr, both aged 10, Mohamed Ramez Bakr, 11, and Ismael Mohamed Bakr, 9, and another boy remains in critical condition. All the victims were relatives.

“The kids were playing football on the beach,” Ahmed Abu Hassera, who witnessed the explosions along with dozens of foreign journalists located nearby, told Reuters. “When the first shell hit the land, they ran away but another shell hit them all. It looked as if the shells were chasing them.”

Jul 16 11:01

Ramzy Baroud discusses the attempted ceasefire in Gaza

Jul 16 10:58

SPOOF OF THE TWO WORLD CUPS

Jul 16 10:58

JON STEWART’S SPOOF ON THE ‘BOMB BETTER WAR’

“A massive protest scheduled for July 18 and 19 across the United States is aimed at stopping the influx of Central American children flooding across the border, and more than a dozen smaller community protests already have played roles in stopping the children from being brought there.

Citizens in Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York, and many other places have blocked the importation of illegal aliens into their communities through public protests, letters and official resolutions from elected leaders.”

Jul 16 10:39

Gaza on Brink of Acute Water Crisis: Red Cross

Amidst the military strikes by Israeli forces, now in their second week, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned that the population of Gaza is on the brink of an "acute water crisis."

"Hundreds of thousands of people in Gaza are now without water," Jacques de Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Israel and the occupied territories, said in statement released Tuesday. "Within days, the entire population of the Strip may be desperately short of water," he stated.

Jul 16 10:27

Israel’s Illegal Separation Wall Still Standing 10 Years After International Court of Justice Called for Dismantlement

The Separation Wall sits at eight metres tall in places, more than twice the height of the Berlin Wall. In Palestinian cities such as Bethlehem, Qalqilya, and Abu Dis the Wall looms over the local population who have spray-painted words and images alluding to comparisons between apartheid in South Africa and the current situation in the occupied West Bank.

Jul 16 10:18

Israeli naval ship 'bombs Palestinian children on Gaza beach', killing four

Four children were killed in Gaza City on Wednesday, medics said, in Israeli shelling witnessed by The Telegraph and other foreign journalists.

The four were among a group on the beach when the attack took place, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, with some of the surviving injured children taking refuge at a nearby hotel where journalists were staying.

Journalists heard two loud explosions outside the Gaza City hotel, before children were pulled into the restaurant area for treatment.

A journalist who saw the incident said some of the children who survived were running away when another shell seemed to be aimed at them.

The children being treated at the hotel are believed to be approximately 10-11 years of age.

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 09:40

Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win

When the bodies of three Israeli settlers – Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 – were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mourning and a wave of sympathy flowed in from around the world. The three had disappeared 18 days earlier in circumstances that remain unclear.

Jul 16 09:21

Israel Failed to Provide Connection between Targets and Military Activity – Report

Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem has issued an information sheet stating that the interpretation presented by the Israeli forces spokesperson — that it is enough for a person to be involved in a military activity to render his home and his neighbors’ homes legitimate military targets without having to prove any connection between his activity and the house in which he and his family live — is unfounded and illegal.

The organization added, according to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency’s recent report:

“It is not a coincidence that the number of uninvolved civilians killed or injured by these bombings is growing. The law is meant to protect civilians and, unsurprisingly, violating it has lethal consequences. Euphemisms such as ‘surgical strikes’ or ‘operational infrastructure’ cannot hide the facts: illegal attacks of homes, which constitute punitive home demolition from the air, come at a dreadful cost in human life.”

Jul 16 09:20

ANTI WAR ACTIONS IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK

NYC Rally For Israel, Pro-Palestinian Protesters Counter-Demonstration

Jul 16 09:19

IT IS NOW ‘KOSHER’ TO OPPOSE AIPAC AND COMPANY

Organizations like the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Jewish Voice for Peace have both taken advantage of and pushed forward this discourse shift. The real challenge now is how to use this change, how to use the near-normalization of criticism of Israel to broaden the work, to engage with organizations and institutions and—gasp!—even members of Congress who have never touched this issue before and who still assume it’s political suicide to criticize Israel. We know now it certainly isn’t, and we have to figure out how to move to the next, far more difficult stage of turning discourse shift into real policy change.

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Jul 16 07:55

Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?

Jul 16 07:40

Israel student union sets up “war room” to sell Gaza massacre on Facebook

As the death toll from Israel’s savage bombardment of Gaza continues to climb, Israel has once again turned to students to sell the slaughter online.

“Although they haven’t been called up to the army yet, they’ve decided to enlist in a civilian mission that is no less important – Israeli propaganda [hasbara],” Ynet’s Hebrew edition reported about a massive initiative organized by the Israeli student union branch at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC Herzliya), a prestigious private university.

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This seems like a good time to remind everyone reading the comments that the government of Israel pays people to post pro-Israel propaganda in social media.

Here are some stories about it.

Israel’s Government Is Paying College Students to Spread Pro-Israel Propaganda on Social MediaBack in August of last year, a statement from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that the Israeli government would be giving scholarships to college students who, “engage international audiences online” by posting pro-Israel tweets/statuses etc. online. tinyurl.com/ldpczhw

Israel To Pay Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda Israel has announced it will pay university students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, without having to identify themselves as working for the government. tinyurl.com/pwuzmrg

Israel to pay students to defend it onlineIsrael is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

The Israeli prime minister's office said in a statement that students on Israeli university campuses would receive full or partial scholarships to combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel online. It said students' messages would parallel statements by government officials. tinyurl.com/qh8jbe9

Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda

In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper. tinyurl.com/o6d82wj

Israel Paying Students (30 pieces of silver?) to be Apologists for Israel

There are tons of rabid apologists lurking all about the social media

platforms ready to do Israel’s bidding while the IDF commits one crime against humanity after another in Gaza. Go ahead and Tweet something honest about what is going on and you’ll see what I mean. I wondered what motivated them, in the face of the undeniable, to continue their efforts to defend the indefensible. I should have known. I should have remembered. It’s money. It’s always been money. College students are being paid to be online apologists for the barbaric inhuman policies of Israel and the IDF. The more lies they post about glorious Israel, the higher up the corporate-styled ladder they climb, looking to achieve the ultimate goal… a free ride in college… proving once again: it’s never too early to sell-out. tinyurl.com/p2qxnn7

Jul 16 07:35

READER PHOTOS - Toronto Protest against Israel's War Crimes in Gaza

Jul 16 07:22

RIP Lama Khalil, a 5 month old baby, was murdered in an Israeli air raid on Tal Sultan #GazaUnderAttack #Gaza

Palestinian children, even babies being murdered & MSM don't just hide it, they tell you to feel pity for the murderers!

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Which is why nobody listens to the corporate media any more.

Jul 16 07:17

BBC defends coverage of Israeli air strikes in Gaza after bias accusations

The BBC has defended its coverage of the latest Israeli air strikes in Gaza after it was criticised in a 45,000-strong online petition organised by a pro-Palestinian group and faced a protest outside its London headquarters.

The online open letter to BBC director general Tony Hall, organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, claimed the corporation’s news programmes were “entirely devoid of context or background” in their coverage of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The petition, signed by Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Ken Loach, Brian Eno and Jeremy Hardy, accused the corporation of pro-Israeli bias and said it would “like to remind the BBC that Gaza is under Israeli occupation and siege [and] that Israel is bombing a refugee population”.

Jul 16 07:03

Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Detroit on Sunday to protest the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. The Detroit area is home to one of the largest Arabic populations in the US.

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Maybe that's why the bankers are so eager to shut off their water!

Jul 16 06:49

Israel-Gaza conflict: No truce, both cite self-defense

Jul 16 06:48

TURKISH WOMEN PROTEST ISRAEL, ISRAELI LAWMAKER

A group of activists from the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM), a leading nongovernmental organization, staged a protest outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul's Levent district yesterday.

Demonstrators, led by KADEM President Sare Y?lmaz Ayd?n, protested against Israel's Gaza offensive that has killed at least 190 Palestinians over the past week and remarks by a female Israeli lawmaker inciting hatred against Palestinian civilians.

Women carried banners denouncing Israel and Ayelet Shaked, an Israeli lawmaker who caused outrage with her remarks on Palestinians. They left a black wreath at the consulate dedicated to "Miss Hitler," Ayelet Shaked.

Jul 16 06:43

BEX ALERT - Legal opinion: Israel can cut off water, power to Gaza during conflict

Document states that imposing economic sanctions would be legal, that electricity is not a basic humanitarian need.

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Everything that the Nazis did was the letter of German law.

Jul 16 06:28

Congresswoman who visited Israel on AIPAC’s dime has no time for relative of boy beaten by Israeli police

Rep. Castor was non-responsive during those first most urgent days. Her failure to do right by a young constituent is surely in part a consequence of a commitment to the “unbreakable bond that exists between our country and the State of Israel,” even when a constituent is attacked and arrested by Israeli authorities. Tellingly, at the same time we desperately needed her to speak up on Tariq’s behalf, she was tweeting about saving the manatees.

Jul 16 06:25

Gaza National DemonstrationStop the Killing • Stop the Bombing19 July 2014 • Assemble 12 NoonDowning Street London • March to Israeli Embassy

1400 Israeli air strikes, over 1000 rockets fired, and Israel says there is much more to come. Over 200 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter ot them children. 1500 have been injured, 800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, "No international pressure will prevent us from striking."

Israel's barbaric bombardment of the most densely populated area on earth must stop now. Barack Obama, David Cameron and UK foreign secretary William Hague's support for "Israel's right to defend itself" is nothing less than collusion with war crimes killing women, children and disabled people.

Join this demonstration. Publicise it as widely as you can among your family, friends, in your workplace, college, local community etc. Israel's crimes against humanity must stop now.

Jul 16 06:06

After phony cease-fire, Israel vows to intensify Gaza bloodbath

The Israeli government has seized on Hamas’s failure to immediately observe a cease-fire about which it was never consulted as the pretext for escalating its one-sided war against the nearly two million Palestinians confined to the narrow and densely populated Gaza Strip.

Jul 16 06:05

Israel’s Goliath to Palestine’s David

Today Israel resumed its attack on Gaza, presumably in response to rocket launches into Israeli territory. I say “presumably,” because it seeks and has sought, from the initial displacement of the Palestinian people from their homes, using force, repression, and violence, since the early days of post-World War II settlement, any and every opportunity to advance an exterminationist policy directed against them.

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 16 03:13

‘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.

If ever the Israeli military intelligence motto “war by deception” needed exemplified, then it is the current resumption of state-sponsored slaughter in Gaza.

Jul 15 22:51

Death toll from Israeli strikes in Gaza rises above 200

New Israeli air and tank strikes in Gaza early today killed several people, bringing the death toll there to 204.

Jul 15 22:49

Israel targets Hamas leaders in new Gaza raids

Israeli warplanes targeted homes of Hamas officials early Wednesday, security sources said, as a campaign against Gaza militants entered day nine with no sign of an end to hostilities.

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 21:20

Netanyahu: ‘If there is no ceasefire in Gaza, our answer is fire’

Prime minster speaks before the second security cabinet meeting of day and after barrage of rockets from Gaza on Tel Aviv area.

Jul 15 21:20

Netanyahu fires Danny Danon over criticism of Gaza war

Move comes hours after hawkish deputy defense minister lambasted cabinet’s ‘humiliating’ decision to accept truce proposal

Jul 15 21:19

Senate Approves Funding Boost for Iron Dome

A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday approved a 50 percent funding boost for the Iron Dome anti-missile system, AFP reported.

The measure, if it becomes law, would provide $621.6 million for Israeli missile defense programs for the 2015 fiscal year starting in October, including $351 million for the short-range Iron Dome system that has been put to the test over the past eight days amid a raging conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Jul 15 21:19

IDF Warns Northern Gaza Residents to Evacuate Their Homes

IDF tells residents of two northern Gaza neighborhoods that an airstrike against terrorists is impending.

Jul 15 19:45

BREAKING: #Israeli F16s missiles hit WAFA HOSPITAL in #Gaza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 17:34

Gaza-demonstratie op Spuiplein in volle gang

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From a paper in The Hague, Holland. Big uproar (at least in the media) for the use of swastikas and stating the obvious.

Jul 15 17:30

Demonstrators Burn Israeli Flags At Embassy Protest in Bangkok

Protesters rallied in front of the Israel Embassy in Bangkok today to voice their anger over Israeli air strikes in Gaza, despite the Thai military junta’s ban on public gatherings.

Jul 15 17:26

‘Suspects hit Abu Khdeir with a tire iron before burning him’

According to the Shin Bet, the primary suspects, one aged 30, reportedly from the West Bank settlement of Adam – the two others are reportedly minors from Jerusalem — confessed to the brutal crime of kidnapping Abu Khdeir, 16, off the street in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, early on July 2, beating him and setting him on fire, apparently while he was still alive.

They said that Abu Khdeir’s killing was revenge for the killing of Israeli teenagers Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, last month, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

The suspects’ testimonies also revealed that the alleged crime was premeditated, and that they obtained supplies — including handcuffs and gasoline — in advance.

Jul 15 16:10

Liberman: IDF Operation Should 'Go All the Way', Retake Gaza

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman repeated his calls for Israel to retake the Gaza Strip Tuesday, stating that Operation Protective Edge should not stop until the entire territory is under full Israeli control.

Jul 15 14:56

Gaza: Israeli commandos ‘running like chickens’

Israel has suffered her first defeat in a ground conflict since here ill-fated foray into Lebanon in 2006.

Israel reports that 13 Naval Commandos landed on a beach in Northern Gaza to “take out” a Hamas long-range missile battery. Israel’s own reporting is that they suffered four wounded and that two Palestinians died in the attack.

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 14:32

Wanted: new strategy for Palestinian resistance

Alan Hart argues that Palestinian violent resistance to Israel is counterproductive and that Palestinians must dissolve the Palestinian Authority and thereby expose Israel and make it responsible and accountable for the occupation.

Jul 15 13:50

Gaza human shields: Foreigners protect hospitals from IDF airstrikes

Israel has resumed its military offensive against Gaza, just several hours after unilaterally agreeing to a ceasefire. The deescalation plan proposed by Egypt was initially supported by the Israeli government but rejected by Hamas militants, who continued firing rockets.

Jul 15 13:40

Abu Khdeir suspects to plead insanity

Three Israeli suspects who have confessed to the gruesome killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted in East Jerusalem and later burnt to death, are going to plead “temporary insanity”, according to Haaretz. Mohammed’s father guessed as much last week, when asked whether he trusted Israel’s judicial system: “I think they will say that [the murderers] were insane and give them a year or two and that’s all.”

Jul 15 13:34

Jews in France are stand-ins for Israeli targets

Days after demonstrators, angry over the latest Israeli bombardment of Gaza, tried to storm two Paris synagogues, leaders of Jewish groups in France tell The Local that the community is braced for more anti-Semitic attacks.

Jul 15 12:46

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

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The people who started throwing the rocks have been identified as Israel supporters who started the confrontation then ran and hid in a synagogue.

Jul 15 12:18

George Galloway explaining to a Jew that they have no right in Palestine

Jul 15 11:59

TODAY’S GAZA SPOOF

Bibi and Abbas love to watch the horror show together

Jul 15 11:58

Female Israel soldiers faking injuries for TV News!!! The entire world must see this. #FreePalestine

Jul 15 11:43

Palestine, Oh Palestine!

So Israel, in Western eyes, was merely a cat’s paw for imperialism. Of course, it helped to have this project marketed within the invisibility of biblical writings even when most of its founders were staunchly atheist. Even today, most so-called Jewish people are non-religious. This Zionist project for occupation continued with the Nakba of 1948, the 1967 war, the 1973 war and a series of interventions since. Within the last five years there have been three separate and distinct large-scale slaughters of the Palestinians by the marauding Zionist regime.

Jul 15 10:59

"Israel Targets Civilians, the Casualties Speak Volumes": International Protection Urged for Besieged Gaza

Thousands of Gazans have fled their homes amidst a relentless Israeli bombing campaign that has now killed more than 170 people, most of them civilians, since it began a week ago. The United Nations estimates at least 80 percent of the dead are civilian, of whom 20 percent are children — at least 36 dead. More than 1,200 Palestinians have been wounded, nearly two-thirds women and children.

Jul 15 10:58

Do Palestinians in Gaza have the Right to Defend themselves against Israeli Aggression?

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US State Department spokes-bimbo Jen Psaki: "What Israeli aggression?!?

Jul 15 10:54

Stop Israeli Terror - Palestinians say take to the streets against Gaza attack

Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza has created outrage round the world. More than 190 people have been killed in over 1,300 air strikes. Another 1,000 have been injured as Socialist Worker went to press.

Palestinian journalist Lara Abdurahman, spoke from Gaza. She told Socialist Worker, “We here in Gaza have the courage to resist.

“I hope that all of you will have the courage to go onto the streets to protest in support of us. We worried we might be forgotten. Thank you for your support.”

Jul 15 10:52

a Banned tungsten-dime-Bomb exploding

a love seat for two
a bracelet
a hair claw
a view

Jul 15 10:09

Police open fire on Palestine solidarity activists at Los Angeles rally for Israel

An officer with the Department of Homeland Security opened fire on Palestine solidarity activists as they drove away from a pro-Israel rally in front of the Federal Building in Westwood in Los Angeles on Sunday. The activists have also complained that they were attacked by Israel supporters.

The Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah was attacked by Los Angeles police in the same area while filming a pro-Israel rally last week.

After being shot at, the men were detained by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and then smeared by various media outlets as violent members of Hamas.

Jul 15 09:40

Urgent call from Gaza civil society: Act Now!

We, Palestinians trapped inside the bloodied and besieged Gaza Strip, call on conscientious people all over the world, to act, protest, and intensify the boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel until it ends this murderous attack on our people and is held to account.

Jul 15 09:30

IMAGES OF THE GAZA WAR AND THE OCCUPATION(S)

Jul 15 09:28

Press Release for Action to End US Support for Israeli Crimes against Occupied Palestine - PROTEST MARCH ON OAHU!

We invite those who deplore these human rights abuses to join us protesting the actions of Israel, particularly as the Israeli state is utilizing US funding to engage in practices of colonization, apartheid, and occupation that have been condemned as illegal under international law.

We will meet on Tuesday July 15 th from 4-6pm on the corners of Ala Moana and Atkinson Boulevards near downtown Honolulu. We will bring some sign-making materials, but would request those of you who wish to join us to bring your own signs if you are able.

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BUMP TO THE TOP

If you live on Oahu, this protest march regarding Israel's genocide against the Palestinians takes place next Tuesday across the street from the Ala Moana shopping center. People are encouraged to make their own signs so that Israel cannot say this is a bought-and-paid-for PR campaign by the anti-semites.

SOME EXAMPLES FOR SIGNS

End US $ for Genocide in Gaza

Free Palestine – End US $ for the Illegal Occupation

End US $ for Collective Punishment of Palestinians

Stop US $ for Brutal Attacks on Palestinian Children

Gaza is Under Brutal Israeli Air raids funded by US $

Emergency Supplies & Medicine Lacking in Gaza under Israeli Siege

Stop US $ for Israeli’s State-Sanctioned Murder of Palestinians

US Silence and US $ Kill Palestinian Children

Stop US Support of all Genocide

Stop US $ for Violence & Terror

Stop US $ for War against Children of Gaza, Palestine

Stop US Support of War Crimes and Atrocities

The Apartheid Wall is Illegal – Divest from Apartheid Israeli

US $ Pay Israel Bombs 1.6 Million Imprisoned Gazans with US$

Palestinian Children are Imprisoned and Tortured by Israel with US $

Israel’s Illegal Settlers are Stealing Palestinian Land with US Support

Israel’s Army and US $ Instill Fear & Destroy Hope in Palestinian Children

Israel’s Military Fires Teargas into Palestinian Schools with US $

Israel Destroys Palestinian Olive Trees – US Pays

Israelis Unleash Wild Pigs and Raw Sewage to Palestinian Villages with US $

Boycott Apartheid Israel

End US $ for Oppression of Palestinians

Jul 15 09:28

THE SELF DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL

They (the Palestinians) have gradually been stripped of basic civil liberties, robbed of assets including much of their land and often their homes, have suffered from mounting restrictions on their physical movements, been blocked from trading and business, especially the selling of produce, and found themselves increasingly impoverished and finally trapped behind walls and security fences erected around Gaza and the West Bank.

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Jul 15 09:25

IN PHOTOS ~~ NEW YORKERS DEFY THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND STAND WITH PALESTINE … NOT WITH ISRAEL!

NY elected officials say that New York Stands with Israel? Let’s tell them where we stand!

Jul 15 07:42

Israeli war crimes in Gaza provoke global outrage

As the Israeli onslaught on Gaza enters its second week, more and more evidence of atrocities is being made public, producing widespread expressions of outrage around the world.

There have been numerous protests in Europe and North America, which though still relatively small, reflect the growth of popular understanding of the criminal character of the one-sided “war” against Gaza.

Jul 15 07:14

Israeli expert says Iron Dome defence is a hoax

An Israeli scientist and award-winning security expert has called the Iron Dome missile defence system "the biggest hoax the world has seen", Addustour news website has reported.

According to Dr Motty Scheffer, "Today, there is no missile which can intercept other missiles or rocket-propelled grenades, and the Iron Dome is a light audio system which blocks Israeli public opinion and, of course, itself. In fact, all the explosions that we have seen in the atmosphere are self-destruction. The Iron Dome did not launch any rocket that could intercept at least one missile fired from Gaza."

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Iron Dome interceptors cost about $50,000 each, not including the cost of the launching and ground tracking system. They are scoring less than a 50% success rate against the Gaza rockets, which cost less than $1000 each. From a purely economic point of view, Iron Dome is not an effective weapon system. But Israel doesn't care because they are not paying for those $50,000 rockets, YOU are!

Jul 15 07:11

Congress again snorts 'Israel dust' on Gaza

The Israel Lobby is at it again, prowling the halls of Congress to give out its required doses of “Israel dust” where they must witness it being snorted by their helpers, similar to American prison guards making sure their charges swallow their daily mood control drugs to keep them docile.

We have all been here before, watching our Congress grovel to a foreign lobby like trained circus animals. It actually has become a competition to see who can grovel the most. The snorting recipe for this week is the usual blank check support to Israel for anything it wants to do to the Palestinians simply by claiming it is a self defense measure and invoking America's long time pledges to defend Israel. But this is a blatant fraud. The Zionists are the attackers, as they always are.

Jul 15 07:07

American-Arab group boycotts White House iftar, citing Israeli strikes, NSA snooping

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is boycotting government iftars, including tonight’s White House event hosted by President Obama, citing what it says is “the government’s condoning of the current slaughter of Palestinians in Palestine and the spying of American Arabs and Muslims domestically.”

More than 160 Palestinians have reportedly died in Israel’s offensive against the militant Islamist group Hamas, which controls Gaza, but the committee said the “deplorable situation, brought on by Israel’s U.S.-sanctioned illegal occupation of Palestine, has received no direct action from President Obama.”

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that administration has expressed concerns about casualties " that has been sustained on both sides"...

Setting aside that as of this moment there are no casualties on the Israeli side, the difference is that US government supports Israel's aggression and what's called self-defense, and never gave the same right of self-defense to Palestinians.

Jul 15 07:02

Once Again, Israel is Defeated

The situation is clear. Israel is desperate for a break in the violence. In spite of its endless ‘bravado,’ and military might, Israel lacks the military capacity and the courage to encounter Palestinian resistance on the ground. The Israeli elite recognizes that the military can’t resolve the problem, if anything, its extensive use would diminish Israeli manoeuvrability on the international front.

Hamas, on the other hand, has won its biggest military, political and ideological victory to date - it has managed to deliver some elementary messages to all of Israeli society:

You are living on our Palestinian stolen land, our Right to Return is elementary and is not negotiable. You Israelis do not belong here, you never did, and you had better consider your options immediately.

Jul 15 06:52

What if Hamas dumped all their rockets in the sea tomorrow?

West Bank Palestinians DO NOT fire rockets, yet there is no sign of an end to their misery and oppression.

The slaughter of innocents is necessary to stop Gaza rocket-fire. That’s what Israel says. “This isn’t about rockets from Gaza,” says Unite.

Unite the Union “calls on the UK government to demand the Israeli government halt its military action and to make it clear that should it fail to do so then a move for international sanctions will be launched within the United Nations Security Council and the European Union.”

Jul 15 06:39

SAFA IMAGES - Gaza Under Attack

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Constantly updated.

Jul 15 06:28

On Israeli Defeat and the Future of Jewish Politics

Alimuddin Usmani: After “Cast lead” in 2009 and “Pillar of Defense” in 2012, the Israeli army has launched operation “Protective Edge” in July 2014 against Gaza. What is the purpose of these repeated large scale military operations?

Gilad Atzmon: It is important to note that Israel hasn’t won a single military battle since 1973. True, it has killed many Arabs, but it hasn’t managed to achieve any of its military objectives.

Jul 15 06:16

Israel approves, Hamas rejects Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

Israel sees in the Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce an opportunity to strip the Palestinian enclave of rockets but is prepared to redouble military action there if the cross-border launches persist, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

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Recently-returned-to-US-puppet-rule Egypt suggested that HAMAS surrender all of its weapons, but leave Israel's occupation and starvation blockade intact. This means that the next time Israel pulls a false-flag and launches an unprovoked attack, Palestine would be wholly defensive. I can see why HAMAS rejected this deal.

HAMAS is offering a counter deal in which Israel ends the occupation and opens the borders, but Israel is refusing that offer as their real goal is recapture of the land and the natural gas fields off of the coast of Gaza.

Jul 15 05:58

Gaza Under Attack, day 7 photo story

3594 attacks, 2269 by rockets, 685 navy projectile, 640 artillery shell were shot to Gaza

Jul 15 03:13

Israeli excesses provoke Hamas

Jul 14 22:58

Gaza health officials accuse Israel using banned arms in offensive

A senior Palestinian health official accused the Israeli army on Sunday of using internationally prohibited weapons as the Jewish state's "Operation Protective Edge" that targets the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip enters the seventh consecutive day.

Jul 14 22:56

Over 180 Palestinians killed, thousands flee as Israel broadens bombing blitz

There's no respite for the people of Gaza, in Israel's now week-long anti-terrorist operation. Thousands have fled - with the number of Palestinians killed reaching 175, most of them civilian. The UN says 32 of them are children - and calls the situation in the region devastating and unpredictable.

Jul 14 21:05

What if Hamas dumped all their rockets in the sea tomorrow?

“There will be no peace and no justice unless the root causes of the conflict are addressed. The roots of the conflict lie in Israel’s decades-long illegal occupation of the West Bank, the building of illegal settlements in the occupied territories, the forced take-over of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, and the effective establishment of an apartheid system that systematically removes the most basic human rights of Palestinians.”

Jul 14 19:09

For Whom do the Bells Toll in Gaza?

Please, help me to understand how the Muslims around the world and the Middle Eastern Arabs can sit along side of Egypt and watch the Israeli carnage of the Palestinian people?

Jul 14 18:22

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 14 18:14

Israel’s atrocity and the West’s ignorance…

Israel appears to have “planned” a war to divert international attention from the fact that it was to blame for a failure of futile peace talks and to undermine the newly formed Palestinian unity government

Jul 14 17:22

ISRAEL'S REAL PURPOSE IN GAZA OPERATION? TO KILL ARABS

Since the first Lebanon war over 30 years ago, Israel's main strategy has been killing Arabs. The current atrocious war in Gaza is no different.

Jul 14 16:55

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

Jul 14 16:45

Paris: Pro israel provocations before taking cover in synagogue

My theory yesterday:"I say pro palestinians were protesting nearby when they were trolled by pro israelis who then retreated in the synagogue."

New video of the event posted today:

Jul 14 15:36

Ghetto Warsaw versus Palestine

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Jul 14 14:37

Israel’s atrocity and the West’s ignorance

Jamal Kanj highlights the Western media’s complacent, hollow and ignorant repetition of Israel’s propaganda line on the Gaza conflict, which is regurgitated uncritically and without applying the most basic principles of journalism.

Jul 14 14:35

What if Hamas dumped all its rockets?

Stuart Littlewood argues that the Israelis’ current umpteenth aggression against the people of Gaza has nothing to do with Hamas’s primitive rockets and everything to do with racial domination and land theft.

Jul 14 13:28

Israel Inflicts Illegal Collective Punishment on Gaza

Israel has commenced full-scale warfare on the people of Gaza. The recent tensions began about six weeks ago when Israeli forces abducted 17 Palestinian teenage boys in the occupied West Bank. Then, on June 12, three Israeli teenagers were abducted in the southern West Bank; Israel blamed Hamas. After the three youths were found dead, a group of Israelis tortured and killed a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem. Then, on July 7, Israel launched a large military operation dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" in the Gaza Strip.

Jul 14 12:51

Al-Qassam Brigades Ambush Israeli Naval Forces, Foil Infiltration Attempt

Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said its resistance fighters at dawn Sunday frustrated an infiltration attempt by Israeli naval troops on the beach of Al-Sudaniya area, North of Gaza, and inflicted heavy losses on them.

Jul 14 12:50

Israel’s Incremental Genocide in the Gaza Ghetto

In a September 2006 article for The Electronic Intifada, I defined the Israeli policy towards the Gaza Strip as an incremental genocide.

Israel’s present assault on Gaza alas indicates that this policy continues unabated. The term is important since it appropriately locates Israel’s barbaric action — then and now — within a wider historical context.

Jul 14 12:28

Israel Destroys Gaza Home for Handicapped

On the sixth day of its asymmetrical war against Gaza, Israel destroyed a home for the handicapped in Beit Lahiya, killing two handicapped residents, and wounding three others, including the caretaker.

The destruction of the home came on an early Saturday morning while only five of the 19 severely handicapped residents were in the building.

Jul 14 12:19

Hamas lays out truce terms, says deal not close

The Palestinian Hamas movement said Monday that it would not end hostilities with Israel without concessions by the Jewish state and that no serious efforts towards a truce had been made.

Jul 14 12:16

The Unfolding of Yinon’s “Zionist Plan for the Middle East”: The Crisis in Iraq and the Centrality of the National Interest of Israel

As I brought out in The Transparent Cabal, ignored by the more respectable antiwar crowd as well as the mainstream, a fundamental purpose of the war on Iraq was to ignite the destabilization and fragmentation of Israel’s enemies throughout the Middle East, which has consequently taken place in tandem with a region-wide Sunni—Shiite war.

Moreover, I pointed out that this idea was best articulated, though did not originate, in a lengthy article in Hebrew by Likudnik Oded Yinon in 1982, which Israel Shahak, the perspicacious Israeli dissident,[2] translated in a booklet titled “The Zionist Plan for the Middle East.”[3]

And as the title of Shahak’s booklet clearly indicated, the fragmentation of Israel’s enemies was a goal of the Israeli right (and to some extent transcended the political right), and was not just some quirk of Yinon’s. Intertwined with this strategy was an effort to keep Israel’s larger enemies fighting among themselves.

Jul 14 11:45

BEX ALERT - Column: This time, let Israel finish job

The play-by-play for Israeli-Palestinian eruptions is so well-worn that it’s become formulaic.

Hamas terrorists in Gaza find an excuse to escalate their daily rocket attacks against settlements and towns in Israel, forcing Israel to the breaking point of its patience for random assaults on its citizenry.

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Let's review the timetable.

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

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers. The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock a few roof tiles loose.

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

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

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

Jul 14 11:30

US gives weapons to Israel to attack Gaza: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Israeli regime is using the US weapons to attack innocent Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

“We know that all the weapons that are used by Israel in order to attack civilians in Gaza have been provided by the United States,” Zarif said in an interview with NBC’S Meet that Press.

However, the United Nations has not taken any action to condemn the US move and to use the Security Council in order to put an end to it, he added.

He called for an “immediate end” to the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Jul 14 11:28

Israel attacks Gaza, so time to wag the Nazis at us!

Museum displays skull of pro-Nazi officer who was executed with his own gun after WW2 atrocities as part of macabre exhibition of Holocaust relics including gold teeth of Auschwitz victims

Jul 14 11:05

Israel v. Gaza: The Big Picture

Americans get only filtered news from the mainstream media. So here’s the big picture:

All 6 Former Israeli Security Chiefs Slam Occupation of Palestine

Holocaust Survivors Criticize Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas?

Israel and the U.S. CREATED Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda

Mainstream Reports: The U.S. and Israel Support Terrorists

The U.S. Is Supporting the Most Violent Muslim Terrorists In Order to Wage War for Oil

Jul 14 09:48

Arab League urges immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza

Despite international calls for an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Tel Aviv regime was hitting Gaza “with growing force” and that there was no end in sight.

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This attack is a PR disaster for Israel.

But this attack is only going to backflash on the US! Remember that the Petro-dollar deal put into place to prop up the US dollar following Nixon's ending of gold convertibility was for the Middle East oil nations to sell their oil only for US dollars in exchange for which the US would hold Israel's aggressions in check. This latest attack by Israel and their obvious attempt to spread the conflict into Lebanon, Syria, and Iran will send a message to those oil nations still using the dollar that the United States cannot keep its end of the Petro-dollar deal! That will accelerate the trend of nations dropping the dollar in favor of the Yuan and Ruble!

Jul 14 09:33

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2014

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If it walks like a Nazi...

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Jul 14 09:31

Both Canada's gutless "opposition" parties reluctant to take on Harper's one-sided, pro-Israel stance on Gaza crisis

Canada’s two opposition parties have been more circumspect, but neither was eager to take on Ottawa’s official position and that may mark a sea change in the country’s Middle East position which is less and less a Conservative position and increasingly an all-party consensus.

Both Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau and his NDP counterpart Paul Dewar preached restraint, de-escalation and protection of civilians.

One Liberal MP who is in Tel Aviv, Newfoundland’s Gerry Byrne, watched Israel’s Iron Dome repel an attack, then took to social media to praise the courage of individual Israelis in the face of terrorism.

Jul 14 09:30

TODAY’S TOONS ~~ THE ROCKY HORROR GAZA SHOW

Images ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

The Rocky Horror Show Called Israel …

Jul 14 09:29

DOWNSIZING OF PALESTINE IS THE MAIN GOAL OF THE BLITZKRIEG IN GAZA

The Zionist strategy of branding its brutal policies as an ad hoc response to this or that Palestinian action is as old as the Zionist presence in Palestine itself. It was used repeatedly as a justification for implementing the Zionist vision of a future Palestine that has in it very few, if any, native Palestinians.

Jul 14 09:21

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

Jul 14 08:33

Pro-Palestinian march turns violent in Paris, synagogue attacked

Thousands of people marched in Paris on Sunday to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge which has left over 160 Palestinians dead, most of them civilians. Some demonstrators clashed with police and attacked a synagogue.

Around 10,000 protesters walked peacefully through central Paris. They carried a large banner saying: "Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People,” according to AP.

The demonstration turned violent at the end of the march on Bastille Square when some protesters started throwing projectiles at police officers, who in turn responded with tear gas, AFP reported.

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The ones throwing the rocks were probably undercover cops giving the police an excuse to shut the protect down lest those poor Israelis get upset!

Jul 14 08:31

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility is bombed

Twenty-year-old Palestinian Sally Saqr lies in a hospital bed in Gaza’s Shifa hospital with burns that have turned her cheeks an angry pink beneath her ventilation tube.

She survived an Israeli strike in the early hours of Saturday morning that hit a care home for Palestinians with special needs.

Two of her fellow residents were not so lucky.

Jul 14 08:29

Blood for gas: Why Bibi is punishing Gaza

Bibi and Shin Bet military intelligence knew from the start the three settlers were dead – and who was responsible. But Bibi simply could not pass up the opportunity to use the incident – during the frenzied three-week search – as a build-up to go after Hamas in both West Bank and Gaza, an operation planned way in advance.

This past Tuesday, the Israeli military spelled it all out: “We have been instructed by the political echelon to hit Hamas hard.” And in perfect Newspeak, the operation was branded a “just war.”
It’s easy to forget that at the time of Israel’s previous invasion of Gaza – Operation Cast Lead – gas fields in Palestine were outright confiscated by Israel. This “operation” was already an energy war, as Nafeez Ahmed analyzed here.

Jul 14 08:26

Arab League demands protection for Gaza

The Arab League has called for the United Nations Security Council to provide “protection” for Gazans ahead of an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers to discuss ways to de-escalate the latest conflict between Hamas and Israel.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has coordinated with his Kuwaiti counterpart ahead the emergency meeting at the Arab scheduled for Monday night to discuss the crisis in Gaza. Kuwait is the current President of the Arab Summit.

Jul 14 08:19

Israel airstrike bombs major water line, sewage station and water wells in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes bombed a major water line and sewage plant west of Gaza City, last Wednesday afternoon, which provides water to tens of thousands of citizens and is regarded as the main water line for al-Shati refugee camp west of the city.

Jul 14 08:12

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip UPDATE VIDEO

Jul 14 07:48

Save Gaza Today; Tomorrow May Be Too Late!

As Israel is set for a ground invasion of Gaza, the alarming call of a Holy War is heard from an Israeli commander who tells his soldiers that they are engaged in a war to “wipe out” an “enemy who defames” God. Jewish extremism has always been concealed, and with it, the dangers. But the threat is very real – and very well understood even by those supporting this growing danger.

World leaders have warned that the conflict could engulf the entire region, but Israel is not heeding their warnings. Perhaps Netanyahu is smug in the knowledge that even if all in the region (and beyond) perish, Israeli Jews, or at least some, will be safe in its Site 911.Site 911, funded by America, due for completion soon.

With the growing extremism in Israeli military, their “holy wars” and nukes, it is not just Gaza that is burning – this is a war on humanity and perhaps even human race. If we do not stop it today, tomorrow may be too late.

Jul 14 07:44

Flashback - Israeli Deputy Prime Minister: “We Must Blow Gaza Back to the Middle Ages Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai said:

We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages destroying all the infrastructure including roads & water.

Or as Haaretz puts it:

Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Israel’s operation in Gaza: “The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages ….”

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

Jul 14 07:33

“Justified Vengeance”, The Pretext for Bombing Gaza: Was the Netanyahu Government behind the Killings of the Three Israeli Teenagers?

Who killed the three Israeli teenagers?

Ironically, the same jihadist group which is reported to have kidnapped and killed the three teenagers is supported by Israel’s IDF out of the occupied Golan Heights.

A mere coincidence.

Jul 14 07:32

'Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans'

Dense Inert Metal Explosive, known as DIME, is an explosive device developed to minimize collateral damage in warfare.

Experts say it has a relatively small but effective blast radius and is believed to have strong biological effects on those who are hit by the bomb’s micro-shrapnel.

Fosse, a department head at a university hospital in Oslo, also says some Palestinian in the besieged enclave have been wounded by a new type of weapon that even doctors with previous experience in war zones do not recognize.

Israel also used depleted-uranium and white phosphorus shells in the besieged region during their previous assaults

Jul 14 07:32

Thousands of civilians flee Gaza, Palestinian death toll surpasses 160

Thousands have fled northern Gaza after Israel warned residents to leave the area to avoid airstrikes. At least 167 people, mostly civilians, have already died as a result of Operation Protective Edge, which entered its sixth day on Sunday.

Follow RT's live updates on Israel's Operation Protective Edge

Israel dropped leaflets in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, located near the border with Israel, urging residents to leave the region by midday Sunday and warning of airstrikes on Hamas sites.

Residents of the town, which has a population of 70,000, were told via the leaflets and telephone calls that “those who fail to comply with the instructions to leave immediately will endanger their lives and the lives of their families.”

Jul 14 07:29

State of Palestine: Scores killed in Israeli strike on Gaza family home

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Jul 14 07:27

“Justified Vengeance”, The Pretext for Bombing Gaza: Was the Netanyahu Government behind the Killings of the Three Israeli Teenagers?

‘Operation Protective Edge (OPE) directed against Gaza was planned well in advance of the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teenagers. Prime Minister Netanyahu has called up 40,000 reservists. In the wake of the shelling and bombing raids, a major ground operation scenario is envisaged.

Moreover, similar to the logic of the Dagan Plan, the head of Israeli intelligence (Mossad) had “predicted” the kidnapping of the three teenagers. Under the title Mossad chief’s chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy, Haaretz confirms that

“Mossad chief Tamir Pardo had “outlined a scenario that was spookily [sic] similar to the kidnapping of three teens missing in the West Bank” (Haaretz, July 13, 2014, emphasis added)

Jul 14 07:25

'Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans'

A Norwegian doctor in the besieged Gaza Strip has strongly criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians.

Dr. Erik Fosse told Press TV that the majority of patients hospitalized in Gaza are civilians injured in attacks on their homes and about thirty percent of them are children.

Dense Inert Metal Explosive, known as DIME, is an explosive device developed to minimize collateral damage in warfare.

Experts say it has a relatively small but effective blast radius and is believed to have strong biological effects on those who are hit by the bomb’s micro-shrapnel.

Fosse, a department head at a university hospital in Oslo, also says some Palestinian in the besieged enclave have been wounded by a new type of weapon that even doctors with previous experience in war zones do not recognize.

Jul 14 07:21

Christie Blames Obama in Part for Mideast Unrest

Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel's behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him.

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Yep; Christie is going to run in 2016, so he has to start sucking up to Israel now!

Jul 14 07:19

Sderot Cinema- Israeli's enjoying the mass killings of Palestinians

Since its first appearance on social media, the picture has gathered much criticism and rightful disgust. It has since become a symbol of a collective Israeli apathy towards years of systemic suppression of Palestinians, and a winning response against Israel's nonchalant attitude towards the ongoing attacks on Gaza.

It isn't difficult to confirm the veracity of the image, posted on Twitter by journalist Allan Sørensen who is reporting from ground zero. Reporters who spoke with some these spectators of war have documented their interactions.

"We are here to see Israel destroy Hamas," one of them tells a Danish journalist. "It's great to be here. You can feel the thunder and see the rockets. It is a quest for excitement," says another.
Many of them cheer with every explosion. Others have carried popcorn and drinks for the "viewing".

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I imagine the Romans at the Colosseum looked the same way while the Emperor threw the Christians to the lions!

Jul 14 07:14

BEX ALERT - HAMAS: Imminent Menace to Palestine

“Gaza was being separated from Palestine geographically by Israel’s occupation and morally by HAMAS’ occupation”

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I hate to be the one to throw cold water on such a magnificent piece of propaganda, but HAMAS is the legally elected government of Gaza. The Gazans voted them in as the government in 2006. When Israel claims they are striking "HAMAS targets" they mean they are bombing the police stations, the fire departments, the water and sewage systems; infrastructure any government tries to provide for their people.

Jul 14 07:11

Florida Congresswoman sides with Israeli police over her own brutalized teenage constituent

Tarek Abu Khdeir, a 15-year-old Palestinian-American high school student from Tampa, was brutally beaten in a videotaped July 3 incident in occupied East Jerusalem by Israeli border police. After being thrown in prison, he is now held under house arrest without charges, unable to receive adequate medical care for the extensive injuries he sustained during the beating. (Video of the alleged beating at the bottom of this article)

Abu Khdeir’s family has beseeched their congressional representative, Castor, to publicly call for his release and immediate return to the United States. Though her staff has met repeatedly with the family, she has said and done nothing of substance to assist them.

Jul 14 07:11

Israel military says it has shot down drone along southern coastline

Israel's military said Monday it downed a drone along its southern coastline, and fired two deadly airstrikes into the Gaza Strip, in its week-long campaign against Islamic militants.

The drone came from Gaza and was shot down by a Patriot surface-to-air missile near the southern city of Ashdod, the military said. It did not say what the drone was carrying and there was no immediate confirmation from Gaza on the use of unmanned aircraft.

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FOX News is claiming the drone is Iranian, part of Israel's plan to turn the attack on Gaza into a wider regional war including Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.

Jul 14 07:09

Gaza's Torment, Israel's Crimes, Our Responsibilities

At 3am Gaza time, July 9, in the midst of Israel’s latest exercise in savagery, I received a phone call from a young Palestinian journalist in Gaza. In the background, I could hear his infant child wailing, amidst the sounds of explosions and jet planes, targeting any civilian who moves, and homes as well. He just saw a friend of his in a car clearly marked “press” blown away. And he heard shrieks next door after an explosion but can’t go outside or he’ll be a likely target. This is a quiet neighborhood, no military targets – except Palestinians who are fair game for Israel’s high tech US-supplied military machine. He said that 70% of the ambulances have been destroyed, and that by then over 70 had been killed, and of the 300 or so wounded, about 2/3 women and children. Few Hamas activists have been hit – or rocket launching sites. Just the usual victims.

Jul 14 07:06

Here's What Israeli 'Roof Knocking' Before Bombing A Target Looks Like

THIS AMAZING VIDEO from the Gaza-based Watania news agency shows Israel’s controversial ‘knock on the roof’ air-strike warning in action.

The video demonstrates how a small missile strikes the house across the road from where the footage was captured. This is a warning that the house has been targeted for an air-strike.

About 15 minutes later the house is completely destroyed by two separate bombs from what the agency says was two F16 fighter planes. Most of this fifteen minute period is edited out of the video.

Rubble and debris are thrown into the air but when the dust clears it is evident that most of the house has been completely blown away.

Jul 14 07:04

Swastika banner flies over New York beaches

The banner shows the swastika over the Star of David. It flew as part of Swastika Rehabilitation Week starting July 5, according to the group's website.

Jul 14 07:03

Israel escalates attack on Gaza

The Israeli military continued to escalate its assault on the Palestinian Gaza Strip over the weekend, carrying out hundreds more air strikes and its first ground incursion into the territory. It claims it has conducted over 1,300 air strikes in Gaza over the past week.

Israel is openly targeting the private homes of officials and leading members of the Islamist Hamas organisation, which governs the densely-populated strip of land, regardless of who is residing in them. The assassination attempts have killed at least 167 people so far, the vast majority of whom were civilians, according to United Nations representatives. At least 19 women and 29 children under the age of 16 are among the dead.

Jul 14 06:50

‘Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans’

A Norwegian doctor in the besieged Gaza Strip has strongly criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians. Dr. Erik Fosse told Press TV that the majority of patients hospitalized in Gaza are civilians injured in attacks on their homes and about thirty percent of them are children.

Jul 14 05:25

The slaughter in Gaza will not defeat Hamas The longer this offensive lasts, the more it looks like another disastrous Israeli miscalculation

At 9pm on Saturday, Palestinians in Hebron and other West Bank towns took to the roofs to watch what Hamas's military wing promised would be a missile attack on Tel Aviv using a new type of rocket, the J80. J stood for Jabari, the military's top commander, whose assassination by Israel on 14 November 2012 triggered the previous war. That was a clear sign of defiance by the movement – which maintains that, while it did not start the current cycle of conflict, it was determined to defeat the Israeli offensive.

Hamas has always insisted, contrary to claims by Binyamin Netanyahu, that it did not know who kidnapped and killed the three Israeli teenagers whom the Israeli prime minister used as a pretext for his onslaught on the Gaza Strip. That was not the sort of operation Hamas would have carried out given that its goal was to secure the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

Jul 14 04:48

ISRAEL IS MASSING at the GAZA BORDER.

Jul 14 00:10

An Open Letter to Wall Street Journal from a Palestinian Woman

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Media Relations Specialist Amani Al-Khatahtbeh responds to Bret Stephens’ racist column “Where are the Palestinian Women?” in the Wall Street Journal last week. Stephens makes the assertion that all Palestinian mothers want to raise their sons to be martyrs. In a condescending comparison to Israeli society, he goes on to say that he has “yet to meet the Israeli mother who wants to raise her boys to become kidnappers and murderers.”

Al-Khatahtbeh responds, “Actually, every Israeli mother is legally obligated by the Israeli government to enter her sons and daughters into an institution that systematically kidnaps and murders. It’s [called] the Israeli Defense Force.”
Read her full response to Stephens in her column, “An Open Letter to Wall Street Journal from a Palestinian Woman” here...

Jul 14 00:07

The Unfolding of Yinon’s “Zionist Plan for the Middle East”: The Crisis in Iraq and the Centrality of the National Interest of Israel

“The Unfolding of Yinon’s ‘Zionist Plan for the Middle East’: The Crisis in Iraq and the Centrality of the National Interest of Israel,” illustrates how the ethno-sectarian fragmentation and internecine warfare between Shiites and Sunnis is in line with the Yinon plan to enhance Israel’s security and was ignited by the neocon-inspired US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Netanyahu and the neocons currently view Iran as a greater threat in the Middle East than ISIS, and while they advocate US military intervention,they emphasize that such intervention should not empower Iran, notes Stephen Sniegoski.

Jul 13 23:51

Exclusive: Interview with Bashar al-Jaafari

Excerpts from the Exclusive PRESS TV interview with Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria's ambassador to the United Nations:

There is an awakening in the west he said, but a very shy awakening and people are aware that there is something wrong in the calculations of the American Administration...

You (President Obama) cannot on the one hand pledge Five hundred million dollars to help the so-called "moderate" Syrian opposition and on the other hand two days later state that the coalition is not a reliable political force. This contradiction speaks for itself he stressed.

There is no armed moderate opposition in Syria. Arming terrorists in Syria, is like arming terrorists in Libya, or arming terrorists in Iraq.

Jul 13 22:06

Israel continues strikes on Gaza for 7th day

Israel has continued its airstrikes on the Gaza Strip for the seventh straight day, killing a total of at least 173 Palestinians in the besieged enclave so far.

Jul 13 21:32

Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on Facebook

Edry’s Facebook timeline shows a pattern of calls for bloodshed against Palestinians. Writing about the murdered sixteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Khudair, who was kidnapped and burned alive by Israeli youth, she stated: “Sweet settlers, next time you kidnap an Arab boy, call me and let me torture him!! Why do you get to have all the fun?”

Talya Shilok Edry, who, posted the following “status”: “What an orgasm to see the Israeli Defense Forces bomb buildings in Gaza with children and families at the same time. Boom boom.”

Jul 13 19:35

Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on Facebook

The radical and violent anti-Palestinian climate in Israel is not divorced from reality.

Jul 13 18:59

War on Gaza: Injured Palestinians at Rafah Crossing

As more bombs rain down on Gaza, the Egyptian government has opened the Rafah crossing to allow injured Palestinians to cross the border and receive medical care. Noor Harazeen reports for Middle East Eye in Rafah.

Jul 13 18:48

Dear PLO… Take your case to the ICC

PLO (Palestine Liberation Organisation) Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said “Israel must be held accountable for its flagrant violations of international law… We call on all members of the international community to act quickly and stop granting Israel a license to commit murder and terror.”

Jul 13 16:59

Israel hits Gaza with banned weapons: Norwegian doctor

Israel's use of internationally banned weapons is a blatant violation of human rights and international agreements," said Youssef Abo al-Rish, Palestinian Health Ministry Undersecretary.

Jul 13 15:57

Israeli forces have fired 2,161 missiles since launching what they are calling Operation Protective Edge, better known as Operation Gaza Genocide.

Israel is launching attacks on Gaza at a rate of one every three minutes, human rights campaigners have claimed.

Jul 13 15:54

Israel has barred UN investigators in the occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel has barred UNRWA’s Commissioner-General, Pierre Kraehenbuehl and the UN’s Coordinator of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian Territories James Rowley from entering the Gaza Strip

Jul 13 14:04

Erdogan criticises west's silence on Israeli aggression

The west remains silent while Israel bombards and terrorizes Gaza, Turkey's Prime Minister said at a rally in Sanliurfa on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Jul 13 13:31

CBS network gives Netanyahu the first 8 1/2 minutes of its morning show

to provide the people of the USA with an elaborate, if twisted and perverse, explanation of why the people he is killing in Gaza deserve to be terrorized and devasted yet again by the Zionists who run Israel.

Jul 13 13:26

Israeli lynch mob hunting for Arabs

Jul 13 13:24

On Israeli Defeat And The Future of Jewish Politics

It is important to note that Israel hasn't won a single military battle since 1973. True, it has killed many Arabs, but it hasn't managed to achieve any of its military objectives.

Jul 13 13:21

Israeli jets destroying Gaza water and sewage systems, Oxfam estimates 90% of Gaza water unsafe to drink

according to Saed al-Din Atbash, head of water facilities at Gaza Municipality.

Atbash told reporters in Gaza City that Israel is deliberately targeting the wells

Jul 13 12:38

CNN: PALESTINIANS WANT TO DIE

CNN, Jake Tapper interviews Diana Buttu, a former advisor to the PLO. After failing to persuade her of Israel’s complete innocence, he tells her that Hamas is instructing women and children to remain in their homes to die as Israel bombs them. She responds by expressing doubt that people want to die. Oh no, says Tapper, Palestinians live in a culture of martyrdom; they want to die.

Jul 13 11:30

A short introduction about occupied Palestine

Jul 13 11:27

Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people...

Jul 13 10:43

Israel's message to the Palestinians: submit, leave or die

Jeff Halper says the blind and atavistic destruction unleashed by Israel on the Palestinians signals the death of the “two-state solution” and is a message to Palestinians: submit, leave or die.

Jul 13 10:31

ALL OF GAZA IS NOW ON DEATH ROW

Not unlike the condemned prisoners waiting on death row in the United States, Gazans now know the time of their scheduled executions …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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-supplies warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants.

Jul 13 10:12

THE WORLD STANDS WITH GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

Worldwide protests against Israeli attack on Gaza

Jul 13 10:09

BEX Alert!!! - MSN: "Israel-NYC flight makes safe emergency landing"

Flight 469 — a Boeing 747 with 370 passengers and 17 crew members aboard — landed safely back at Ben Gurion Airport around 2:30 a.m. local time after flaps on the jumbo jet failed to retract properly on takeoff about two hours earlier, the airline said.

Delta spokeswoman Jennifer Martin said the crew made the emergency landing "out of an abundance of caution." She said there was no indication the plane's problem was related to the Israeli-Palestine conflict or terrorism. . .

. . . The emergency landing only exacerbated heightened sensitivity in Israel amid the conflict.

Simon said passengers started arriving at Ben Gurion for the flight around 9:30 p.m. local time, just as sirens sounded to warn that Palestinian militants were sending a new round of rocket attacks toward Tel Aviv.

Jul 13 10:09

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza: Special Forces raid alleged rocket compound

After conducting countless sorties and bombing raids aimed at Hamas operatives in Gaza during the fifth day of Operation Protective Edge, but resulting in well over a hundred innocent civilian deaths in the past week,

Jul 13 10:00

Palestine 1896

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel invaded Palestine under the slogan, "A land without a people for a people without a land", implying that there was no indigenous population in Palestine at the time. As this movie from 1896 documents, that claim, like so much else Israel has said over the decades, was simply not true!

Jul 13 09:56

Netanyahu vows 'any means necessary' to stop Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use “any means necessary” to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians, but declined to say when his military action will stop or whether he will continue using ground troops.

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Jul 13 09:44

Sydney Jewish leader chided for Hamas ‘war crimes’ remark

A senior Jewish leader in Sydney, who also holds a government post, is under fire for an email that accuses Hamas of “war crimes” but avoids reference to Palestinian deaths from Israel’s operation in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Next election, give the Israel-firsters the old heave-ho!

Jul 13 09:39

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Jul 13 09:21

APPEAL FROM AN ISRAELI WITH A CONSCIENCE

I’m asking you as an Israeli–we need you to tell Israeli leaders you won’t accept racism, you won’t accept human rights violations, you won’t accept occupation and the killing of civilians.

Jul 13 09:18

URGENT APPEAL FOR ACTION FROM THE PEOPLE OF GAZA

We call for a final end to the crimes and oppression against us. We call for:

Arms embargos on Israel, sanctions that would cut off the supply of weapons and military aid from Europe and the United States on which Israel depends to commit such war crimes;
Suspension of all free trade and bilateral agreements with Israel such as the EU-Israel Association agreement;
Boycott, divestment and sanctions, as called for by the overwhelming majority of Palestinian civil society in 2005

Jul 13 09:09

PROPHETIC 'FLASHBACK' ARTICLE TO SEPTEMBER 2013!

The Middle East "Peace Process" is nothing more than a sedative, intended to pacify the Arabs while the Israelis consolidate their gains and plot new land grabs. At any given moment, an Israeli agent can simply fire off a primitive rocket into an empty field, giving Israel the pretext it needs to end the "Peace Process". You know the routine, "Oy vey! Vee tried so hard but zee Paletinians dont vant peace!"

Jul 13 08:41

Exclusive: Interview with Bashar al-Jaafari

Excerpts from the Exclusive PRESS TV interview with Bashar al-Jaafari,Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations:

There is an awakening in the west he said, but a very shy awakening and people are aware that there is something wrong in the calculations of the American Administration…

You (President Obama) cannot on the one hand pledge Five hundred million dollars to help the so-called “moderate” Syrian opposition and on the other hand two days later state that the coalition is not a reliable political force. This contradiction speaks for itself he stressed.

There is no armed moderate opposition in Syria. Arming terrorists in Syria, is like arming terrorists in Iraq, or arming terrorists in Libya or Egypt or elsewhere.

Jul 13 08:38

Hamas denies rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon

Palestinian group Hamas had no role in a rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon and had nothing to do with a statement in the name of its armed wing that claimed responsibility for the attack late yesterday, Hamas officials in Lebanon said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another false-flag by Netanyahu to justify another attempt to steal the Litani River.

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