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Jul 12 16:52

IDF Begins Dropping Leaflets Telling Gazans to Leave Their Homes

The IDF has begun dropping leaflets on certain parts of Gaza, telling residents to leave their homes, reported Channel 2 Saturday night. The move is being interpreted as a preparation for a possible ground offensive by the IDF.

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And with the borders shut off, just where are they supposed to go?

Jul 12 12:01

Unstoppable Barrage: Gaza bombing intensifies, death toll over 100

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1m25s “Not all of the strikes are on militants and buildings though. Late Thursday night a peculiar strike took place at Gaza’s marina. A boat owned by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition was the sole target.”

Not a military target at all.

Jul 12 11:58

ISRAEL PINPOINTS THE INNOCENT IN GAZA

Israel ‘Pinpoint’ Strikes Kill Mostly Gaza Innocents — Entire Families Wiped Out

Jul 12 11:37

CELEBRATING THE WORLD CUP IN GAZA (NOT)

Latuff looks at the games through the eyes of the people in Gaza

Jul 12 11:36

LATUFF’S SPOOFS GO VIRAL INTERNATIONALLY

Carlos’ works were used in demonstrations throughout the world this week …

Jul 12 11:09

NEW YORKERS MARCH FOR PEACE IN GAZA ~~ PHOTO ESSAY

There were over a thousand participants in the march. The general mood was one of anger and pain but not discouragement. Determination might best describe the mood. There were a few speeches, lots of loud chanting, and then a march from the Israeli Consul on 42nd & 2nd Ave. along 42nd St. (very crowded area, marchers were seen by many) and then turned north on 6th Ave. to FOX News on 48th St.

Jul 12 11:08

IN ISRAEL ~~ PANIC YOU SAY?

An Israeli military spokesman has admitted that Israel is killing Palestinian children knowingly, saying the goal of the killing is to make Hamas supporters suffer. Israel routinely carries out war crimes and crimes against humanity against Palestinians and other peoples of the Middle East, paying little or no attention to the rule of international law or international humanitarian law.

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Now remember, HAMAS is the democratically elected government of Gaza, so what Israel is doing is like bombing the homes of GOP supporters here in the US.

Jul 12 11:07

“BOMBING HOME IN GAZA WAS AN ERROR” CLAIMS ISRAEL ….

An attack on the Kaware family home in Khan Younis on Tuesday killed seven civilians, including at least two children, and injured 28 other people, while an attack on the Hamad family home in Beit Hanoun resulted in the deaths of six civilians.

Israel now claims that the killings at the Kaware home were an “error.”

Watch the bombing on video …

Jul 12 09:43

The "Six Million Jews" Theme From Before World War Two

So here is the story.

I chanced across an article documenting how the Zionists had been using the theme of "Six Million Jews" long before World War 2. This article was hosted on scribd and no sooner did I link to that article from whatreallyhappened.com than it was pulled from the scribd server.

The reason for the panic reaction is obvious. As doubts continue to surface regarding the claim of Six Million Jews intentionally exterminated by Germany in the 1940s, evidence that the Six Million "brand" has been used prior to that time undermines its credibility even further.

So where did the Six Million come from, if not in actual fact from the crimes of the Nazis? It actually originates in a prophecy from the Talmud, which states that after Six Million Jews are sacrificed, Israel will be restored to the survivors.

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Jul 12 09:08

Israel Is Bombing Gaza Back to the Stone Age to Get Hamas ... But ISIS – NOT HAMAS – Claims Credit for Attacks Against Israel

Israel is currently bombing Gaza back to the stone age (MSM spin notwithstanding).

While Israel claims that Hamas was behind the murder of 3 Israeli boys which started this round of violence (and subsequent rocket attacks), the Times of Israel reported last week:

A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIL) [or "ISIS"] has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

Hamas has denied responsibility for the attacks.

The New York Times also reported on Wednesday:

Jul 12 09:06

Can We Stop Pretending Israel is Being Attacked?

I’ve long been a critic of Israel when it comes to its treatment of the Palestinians, but have refrained from jumping in every time the conflict flares up in recent years. Why? Because it is so toxic and divisive that I’m not sure it does any good venting about it on Facebook, Twitter, or on these pages. If you are pro-Israel, there’s not a lot anyone can say to change your mind. If you can watch Israel decimate Palestinians and take their land on live television, year after year, decade after decade and still justify their behavior, then there is little point in engaging in debate. It’s takes an extraordinary leap of logic to justify Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine, and the blind support the nation receives is born out of irrational tribal loyalty rather than a neutral observation of the facts.

Jul 12 09:04

About Those Rockets | #Gaza

Here is a familiar-sounding reply to this week's complaints about the carnage in Gaza: "Well, if people wouldn't fire ROCKETS at Israel, none of those strikes would have been carried out, and people would not have died. And hey, what would YOU do if the people who lived across the border were firing rockets at YOU?"

I call this "The Response." You hear it a lot it in the US from supporters of Israel. It has many variations, but the variations always hit the main points: "They started it; that's what happens when you start something; what the hell would you do in our situation?" The Response seems powerful. It tends to end discussions, which is, I think, why it's been popular for a long time.

For years, I bought it. Now I don't, and I wrote this article to tell you why. Once you look at The Response closely enough, you realize that there are at least three points at which it collapses under its own weight.

Jul 12 07:46

Our wretched Jewish state

Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews.

Jul 12 07:43

Einstein on Palestine and Zionism

There is some controversy over Einstein’s political views especially on the issue of Palestine and the creation of a Jewish State.

Many Zionists claim Einstein as one of their own. Einstein, however, was a pacifist, a universalist and abhorred nationalism.

The recently published book, Einstein on Israel and Zionism: His Provocative Ideas About the Middle East by Fred Jerome (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009) has brought Einstein’s political views on the Middle East back into the spotlight.

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Jul 12 07:38

FLASHBACK 2013 - Jews caught staging “Muslim terror” again to hype up flagging support for their evil antichristian apartheid regime

Jul 12 07:32

Israel Airstrike Hits Gaza Mosque, Death Toll Tops 120

Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque and a center for the disabled where two women were killed Saturday, raising the Palestinian death toll from the offensive to more than 120, Palestinian officials said.

The Israeli military said the mosque concealed rockets like those used in the barrage of nearly 700 fired by Gaza militants at Israel over the five-day offensive, while saying it was investigating claims about the other sites hit.

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Jul 12 07:29

US complicity in Israel's attack on Gaza

It was very kind of Brenda from the US Consulate in Jerusalem to finally return my call at 7pm, long after work hours.

I had been trying since early morning to get an appointment for a group of concerned US citizens living in Palestine to meet with a policy officer. We came together through social media and word of mouth because we are desperate to speak out about the unjustifiable slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza that is now under way.

We want to express our opposition to United States' complicity in the Israeli attacks that have taken over 100 Palestinian lives, with hundreds more injured. We want to demand a change of policy before the threatened Israeli ground invasion becomes a reality. But it turned out that it was difficult to reach anyone in the consulate, much less to get an appointment.

Jul 12 07:09

SF Protest For Palestine #Youth4Palestine

AYO calls on our community and allies to take a stand with Palestine and let the city of San Francisco, and the entire world know that we demand an end to the US support of Israel and their ongoing attacks on our people throughout all of occupied Palestine.

Saturday, July 12th, 12pm Noon
Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco
(Embarcadero Bart)

Everyone is welcome! Bring your parents, your kids, cousins, friends, extended family! Our voices need to be heard! Never forget that our existence is our resistance!

Jul 12 07:05

News Reporter exposes Israel on live television. WAR against Gaza.

Jul 12 06:54

The cost of Israel

Jul 12 06:38

The “Six Million” Jewish “holocaust” Myth

1900-
American Zionist leader, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, let slip the Zionist agenda behind the Holocaust Hoax: to promote public sympathy for Zionism (Jewish takeover of Palestine).

“There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism.”

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Another version of the Six Million theme from BEFORE WW2 that surfaces in the search for the deleted scribd article.

The following column appeared in the June 6, 1900 New York Times. Not the highlighted portion.


Jul 12 06:27

How Netanyahu provoked this war with Gaza

So how did we get from there to here, here being Operation Protective Edge, which officially began Tuesday with 20 Gazans dead, both militants and civilians, scores of others badly wounded and much destruction, alongside about 150 rockets flying all over Israel (but no serious injuries or property damage by Wednesday afternoon)?

We got here because Benjamin Netanyahu brought us here. He’s being credited in Israel for showing great restraint in the days leading up to the big op, answering Gaza’s rockets with nothing more than warning shots and offering “quiet for quiet.” But in fact it was his antagonism toward all Palestinians – toward Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority no less than toward Hamas – that started and steadily provoked the chain reaction that led to the current misery.

Jul 12 06:26

List of the 124 Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Killed Since Tuesday

The following is a list of the 124 Palestinians killed by Israeli air bombardment since Tuesday, July 8th. These are the names that have been confirmed by medical sources in Gaza. An estimated 900 Palestinians have also been wounded, with some losing limbs and others disabled for life. The majority of the wounded are children, according to the Ministry of Health. All of the casualties listed below are victims of Israeli bombs dropped on Gaza since Tuesday July 8th.

Jul 12 06:12

South African human rights organisations demand Israeli ambassador be expelled

Several South African human rights organisations demanded on Thursday for the South African government to expel the Israeli ambassador in Johannesburg in protest of the Israeli military aggression in the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

Jul 12 06:11

Egyptians protest in solidarity with Gaza

Egyptians staged nationwide protests on Friday in solidarity with Gaza against the current Israeli military offensive that claimed the lives of over 100 Palestinians.

In the western Cairo neighborhood of October 6, protesters condemned the Israeli assault and the "weak" stance of the Egyptian government. They chanted "Gaza is the symbol of dignity."

Protesters also chanted against the recent price hikes in fuel and basic commodities.

Jul 12 06:11

Protest at Israeli Embassy, Re: Gaza Bombings

Led by CODEPINK, American-Arab organizations, the Washington Peace Center and the ANSWER Coalition, an estimated 300 spirited protesters gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon July 11th. They brought with them pots, pans, drums and other assorted noise makers. As of today, the Israeli bombings “have killed at least 100 Palestinians” and injured more than 670 in Gaza. See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/mideast-conflict-gaza-offensi... Supposedly, half of the dead are “women and children.”

Gaza militants, on the other hand, have reportedly fired “over 400 rockets” into residential areas in Israel. No casualties have been reported. At press time, there was no sign of a truce between the parties. The Israelis insist they are only “defending” themselves.

Jul 11 12:02

Aftermath of Israeli Airstrikes

More than 90 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed and hundreds injured in the Israeli offensive so far. At least 20 of those who lost their lives are children.

Jul 11 12:02

Israel Hit More than 300 Civilian Targets in Gaza

The Israeli air force overnight hit more than 300 targets in the Gaza Strip that most of them were civilian buildings.

Jul 11 12:00

Gaza Hits the Curse of Givat Amal

Build on sand without sturdy foundations and the house will fall with the first rain. Build on property that you do not own and the house will be eroded by years of legal battles, more acerbic than any acid rain.

Rich neighborhoods are often surrounded by poor ones. This is not random; people serving the rich must live somewhere.

Jul 11 11:47

Argentineans hold protest at Israel embassy in Buenos Aires

Muslim and Arab organizations have gathered outside the Israeli embassy in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires to express outrage at Tel Aviv’s ongoing atrocities against the Palestinians, Press TV reports.

The Palestinian Federation of Argentina and the Argentinean Islamic Organization gathered during a rally in Buenos Aires to express solidarity with the Palestinians who are living under continual harassment by the Israeli government.

Jul 11 11:45

Gaza tragedy: Civilians are collateral damage in Hamas and IDF fighting

Four-year-old Shaima al-Masri is lying stricken on her bed in Gaza’s main hospital. She sustained an abdominal injury in a strike when she and her family were returning home from her uncle.

Israel steps up military offensive in Gaza LIVE UPDATES

She is one of the latest victims of Israeli airstrikes, which have claimed more than 100 lives including Shaima’s mother and her brother.

“The girl went to visit her sister with her parents. On the road they came under missile fire. When she tried to avoid one, she was hit by a second,” a sobbing Samah al-Masri, the child’s aunt, told RT contributor Harry Fear.

Jul 11 10:09

RT Crosstalk 11 July Discussion on Gaza 2 human beings and one Zionazi lunatic

Jul 11 10:03

Lying ZioNazi IDF

Jul 11 10:02

Sderot cinema. Israelis bringing chairs 2 hilltop in sderot 2 watch latest from Gaza. Clapping when blasts are heard.

Jul 11 09:37

Burning Alive in Gaza

The death knell is blaring. Gaza is burning. Palestinians are burning alive. Operation Protective Edge is not an effort to defend a perimeter; it is part of a plan, conceived to obliterate a population.

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The author of this piece bemoans the comments he sees flooding the blogs calling for the genocide of the Palestinians, but apparently does not understand that Israel PAYs people to post such comments, and coordinates their activities using the Megaphone system.

Jul 11 09:36

ABC airs Gaza bombing devastation images - says it's in Israel

In the latest case of Western mainstream media confusing the geographical location of warzones, an ABC News anchor described footage of Gaza homes shortly after their destruction by the IDF as belonging to Israel.

On July 8, veteran ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer, 68, opened up a news segment, entitled Under Attack, with the following introduction: “We take you overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today, as Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky, all part of the tinderbox, Israelis and Palestinians [sic].”

In two images that accompanied Sawyer’s narration, she says, “Here are two Israelis trying to salvage what they can, while a woman is standing speechless among the ruins.”

There was just one problem: The images of wide-scale physical destruction and human suffering shown in the images were not from Israel, but rather from the Gaza Strip, where the locals have been enduring days of aerial bombings.

Jul 11 09:30

Gaza: 8 things you should know about Israel’s violent assault that mainstream media does not want you to know

Like us, you are probably saddened and upset by the recent surge in violence between Israel and Hamas. The violence directed at civilians on both sides is wrong, and should be condemned. However, as many of you have probably noticed, Israel’s pro-occupation media machine is hard at work promoting a lopsided view of the conflict in mainstream media. Therefore, we’ve compiled a few points to provide better context and more balanced info as you discuss the situation with your friends, family and any media contacts.

Jul 11 09:29

I Don't Think The Idea Of Americans & Canadians Paying The Tax Is To Kill Palestinains

Gaza towns, not fully repaired from Israel’s 2008-09 invasion, are being smashed again, and Israel is ordering some 100,000 civilians out of their homes in anticipation of a ground invasion that will further level their towns.

Israel, by contrast, has seen virtually no casualties from the Gaza rocket fire that is supposedly a justification for the onslaught. In three days of hyped “Hamas attacks,” Israel has only claimed a single casualty, a soldier “lightly wounded” by shrapnel from a rocket.

That’s unsurprising, because while rockets from Gaza are being fired all over Israel, they are extremely primitive weapons with no guidance, rarely hitting anything, and even when they do rarely doing more than superficial damage to the roof of some random building.

Jul 11 09:27

Abu Khdeir's Killers Released From Jail & Operation Gaza Genocide Continues

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, six Israeli settlers were arrested following last week's abduction of the boy from Sho’fat refugee camp, in occupied East Jerusalem, and the later discovery of his body, which bore signs of torture and indications that he was still alive while being burned.

The killers admitted their crime, and re-enacted it for the police. -

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... and they get set free.

Jul 11 09:13

Israel's Kill 2 Birds With One Stone: Kill The People Of Gaza & Get ALL Their Offshore Gas Fields

Five years ago, Israel invaded Gaza under “Operation Cast Lead”.
The following article was first published by Global Research in January 2009 at the height of the Israeli bombing and invasion under Operation Cast Lead.

In the wake of the invasion, Palestinian gas fields were de facto confiscated by Israel in derogation of international law
A year following “Operation Cast Lead”, Tel Aviv announced the discovery of the Leviathan natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean “off the coast of Israel.”

At the time the gas field was: “ … the most prominent field ever found in the sub-explored area of the Levantine Basin, which covers about 83,000 square kilometres of the eastern Mediterranean region.” (i)

Jul 11 09:00

Netanyahu: World pressure won't stop offensive

Israel's prime minister says he will not cave in to international pressure to stop a military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Benjamin Netanyahu told a news conference Friday that Israel will continue its offensive until rocket fire out of Gaza is halted.

He says he has had "good conversations" with a number of world leaders in recent days, including President Barack Obama and European leaders.

"No international pressure will prevent us from acting with all power," he said.

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Jul 11 08:59

Lebanese Forces condemns Israeli offensive on Gaza

The Lebanese Forces Thursday condemned Israeli aggression toward Gaza, warning the international community that a prolonged crisis would plunge the entire region into chaos.

“The Lebanese Forces deplores the escalating Israeli aggression toward Gaza, which does not exclude civilians such as children, women and the elderly,” the LF said. “Such aggression is unjustifiable by all political, security and humanitarian standards,” it added. “Both the Arab and the international community are asked to take immediate action to stop what is happening as soon as possible, for the sake of the innocent lives and to prevent a deterioration that might affect the entire region, leading to chaos and producing results no one could ever imagine.”

Jul 11 08:56

NBC BEX - Hamas Firing China-Designed, Syria-Made M-302 Rockets: Israel

Smuggled Syrian-made rockets based on a Chinese design have boosted Hamas' 10,000-strong arsenal which is dominated by crude homemade devices, officials and experts say.

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If this were true (and not for one second am I buying this USDA Choice bovine excrement) then it means that Israel's starvation blockade of Gaza is totally ineffective. Israel has justified blocking food, medicine, schools supplies, even students' musical instruments into Gaza, all under the excuse that they are preventing HAMAS from obtaining military weapons.

Well, this sudden Israeli claim that HAMAS has thousands of rockets smuggled in proves the blockade simply does not work, and the only reason Israel continues the blockade is to increase the suffering of the Palestinians!


Jul 11 08:45

Israel Doesn't Flinch at Brutalizing Americans Who Stand in the Way of Their War on Palestinians: 7 Gruesome Examples

Tariq Abu Khdeir is not the first American to be brutally targeted by Israeli forces. American citizenship matters little to the Israeli army or police if one is Palestinian or Muslim or protesting the Israeli occupation’s policies. The violence meted out to Americans is just a small sliver of what Palestinians go through--being beaten, thrown in jail, or killed. The Israeli occupation’s violence could escalate in the coming days as protests continue.

Here are six other cases of Israeli forces harming Americans.

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Jul 11 08:24

State Dep’t says Israel has a right to defend itself, but can’t say the same of Palestinians

MS. PSAKI: I would say, Said, that I don’t think any country would be expected to allow rockets to come in and threaten the lives and health and well-being of the citizens in their country, and Israel has the right to defend themselves.

QUESTION: Okay. Do you believe that the Palestinians in Gaza have the right to defend themselves?

MS. PSAKI: I think – I’m not sure what you’re getting at, Said.

QUESTION: I am asking you: Do they have the right to defend themselves against Israeli aggression?

MS. PSAKI: What are you specifically referring to? Is there a specific event or a specific occurrence?

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Psaki gives Netanyahu a blow-job on national TV!

To which I would add that the kidnapping of the three teenagers did not happen in Gaza and even the Israeli media is reporting a different group, the Islamic State in Bayt al-Maqdis, took credit for the murders. And the head of the Mossad "predicted" three Israeli teenagers would be kidnapped a week before it happened!

The quickest way to detect a government lie is to look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a REASON for HAMAS to do something that stupid at this particular time.

HAMAS and FATAH formed a unity government. They need the support of the world right now, and neither HAMAS or FATAH is going to carry out an act that would wreck the very public support they need. It's like George Washington trying to kick out the British by shooting students in the colonial schools; it is just not going to happen.

Netanyahu, of course, is adamantly opposed to the unity government and stated he would find some way to wreck it. It appears he has done just that.

Keep in mind Israel's history. In both the Lavon affair and the attack on the USS Liberty, Israel carried out attacks then tried to frame Egypt for them, to trick the US into ending political relations and possibly launching war. In these two cases, Israel's deception became known, but one may presume that where one Israeli deception is found, there are likely dozens more they got away with. This stunt with the three teens appears to be more of the same. Kidnapping and killing these kids does not help HAMAS, but clearly helped Netanyahu by creating the excuse for him to launch outright war on Gaza.

"By way of deception, thou shalt do war" -- Motto of the Mossad

So who is Israel "defending" itself from, bitch!

Jul 11 08:15

Jihadist group takes credit for teens’ killings

A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.

In a statement posted on jihadi websites Tuesday, the Supporters of the Islamic State in Bayt al-Maqdis said it was behind the capture and killing of “the three soldiers” in Hebron (actually, it was in the nearby Etzion bloc), sniper attacks in Hebron and Tarqumia, and missile launches from Gaza into Israel a month and a half ago.

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Even the Israeli media is saying HAMAS had nothing to do with the deaths of the three teens, yet Netanyahu uncorks collective punishment, which is a war crime, against the Gazans who dared vote HAMAS as their government.

Jul 11 08:10

Tony Blair - a 'Peace Envoy' or an Israeli Ambassador? (must watch)

Tony Blair is not a Sabbath Goy, he actually works for Israel 24/7. In this shameless performance on Ynet (11/7/2014), Israel’s most popular media outlet, Blair misses an opportunity to communicate with Israelis and explain to them for the first time the context in which the conflict is taking place. Blair obviously prefers not to upset the Israelis. Bearing in mind the scale of the crimes Blair committed in Iraq on behalf of Israel and the Jewish Lobby, it is understandable. Israel is probably the only country that is willing to give him a shelter.

Jul 11 07:40

Netanyahu's War: What Is It Good For?

The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush's excuses for his illegal invasion of Iraq smell nice by comparison. So far, the United States, Netanyahu's chief enabler, has been unwilling to stop the carnage, as it could easily do, because Washington hasn't yet heard enough complaint from Americans not to use their tax dollars to kill children in Gaza.

Suppose that you believe that there are just wars and there are unjust wars, as many people do. Is Netanyahu's war on Hamas in Gaza a just war? A just war must have a just end, and the just end must be sufficiently good to more than compensate for all injustices caused by the war. The just end must not be reachable by peaceful means, and attempts to use peaceful means to achieve the just end must have been exhausted.

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Jul 11 07:17

Israel vs. Hamas: The conflict by the numbers

In light of The Economist’s index during the last Israeli offensive in Gaza in November 2012, here are some numbers from July 8-July 10 2014.

Number of Palestinians in Gaza killed by the Israeli military: At least 82, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health via Al Akhbar news service.

Number of Israelis killed by Hamas rockets from Gaza: 0, according to news reports.

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One can see from numbers why Bibi does not want Gaza and West Bank to be "united".

Israel's Population 6.1 million Jews

Palestinians populations : 1.7 millions in Gaza, 2 millions in Israel, 2.7 millions in occupied West Bank.

Total equals 6.4 million Palestinians. and that's more than Israeli Jews living in Israel.

So, Israel needs to kill at least 300,000 Palestinians to avoid being a ruling apartheid minority.

Jul 10 18:25

Obama Speaks to Netanyahu, Offers to Mediate Ceasefire

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"We'll set up this website everyone can log onto..." -- Official White Horse Souse

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Obama is just grandstanding. Netanyahu won't let a cease fire happen.

Jul 10 11:48

Israeli attitudes towards Gaza on display at Facebook

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People calling for killing ALL of Gaza with babies and women first. READ them,

Jul 10 11:04

Hamas Rejects Israel's "Knock on Roof" Policy

The newspaper reports that Knock on Roof is the IDF answer to repeated assassinations of children and innocents in Israeli bombings of private houses in the Gaza Strip by its forces. Now, the IDF bombs the house twice. First with a small, ineffective bomb that sends a message to evacuate the building and shortly afterwards it delivers a large one, which destroys the structure.

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Which tells us that Israel is targeting structures and not HAMAS, whom one would presume would flee the building after the "knock" on the roof.

Jul 10 09:17

ANTI ADL HATE CAMPAIGN GOING VIRAL ON TWITTER

The ADL has been a consistent embarrassment to the Jewish community and its campaign to justify the bombing of Gaza is just the latest act in a storied history of shameful behavior. While Israel does have a legitimate right and responsibility to protect its citizens from attack, and while I strenuously oppose all attacks against civilians, to pretend that this current escalation is merely a defensive measure by Israel and not part of a greater policy to undermine the PA unity deal is to deny the obvious.

It’s quite satisfying that the ADL’s original ad got retweeted just 26 times, while Sieradski’s spoof is at close to 800 retweets!

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Jul 10 09:14

ISRAEL CONTINUES TO LIE AS GAZANS CONTINUE TO DIE

rime minister utilized restraint to the fullest although he knew that it carries a political price and could even have electrical consequences.

Each and every one of us found themselves pondering the following dissonance this week: We must maintain deterrence, but we must not enter Gaza under any circumstances; we must utilize the airstrikes to the fullest potential, but it would be a disaster if a bomb hits innocent people.

That’s all they have been hitting …

Jul 10 09:14

VIDEO ~~ HACKING AWAY AND DESTROYING THE OCCUPATION

Our thoughts are with the people of Gaza at this time, who are currently under military assault. Though this film is lighthearted, our hearts are heavy as we watch in horror the violence perpetrated by the Israeli government and the untold suffering of the Palestinian people.

In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call to the world to apply boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law. Now, in the midst of Israel’s ongoing terror campaign, BDS remains the best way the international movement can show Palestine our solidarity.

SodaStream’s main production site is in Mishor Edomim, the industrial park of Ma’aleh Adumim, an illegal Israeli settlement in occupied Palestine. This facility is on land that was illegally confiscated from Palestinian owners.

Jul 10 07:57

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland.

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AOL is trying to sell Israeli media propaganda that Israel hit hundreds of Hamas targets, but the photos clearly show apartments and houses in civilian neighborhoods. Israel bombed a cafe where the customers were watching the World Cup. There are no no photos of any damage on the Israeli side and no casualties--not even wounded people. This is why ABC's Diane Sawyer used photos of the destruction in Gaza and tried to claim it was Israel. As for the "successful" intercepts by Iron Dome, the actual rate is less than 50%, with the Palestinians firing 15 rockets into Israel (at a cost of less than $1000 each) and Israel intercepting just 7. Israel won't say how many Iron Dome rockets $50,000 each, paid for by the US taxpayer) they had to fire to hit those 7 inbounds, so the success rate may actually be worse.

Jul 10 07:36

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory

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Just like the Native American reservations, and you know what a sweet deal THAT is!

Jul 10 07:26

ABC News tells viewers that scenes of destruction in Gaza are in Israel

More than fifty Palestinians have been killed and another 450 wounded since Monday in Israel’s ongoing assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge” by the Israeli army.

As usual, mainstream media outlets are straining to paint Israel as the victim, defending its people against irrational Palestinian rocket fire.

There is no equating the killing and maiming of dozens of innocent Palestinians with scared Israelis seeking shelter from crude rockets that rarely cause damage. But that hasn’t stopped media outlets from trying, and in some cases, outright lying, to distort the violence.

In one stark example, ABC News’ Diane Sawyer misidentifies scenes of the aftermath of Israeli missile strikes in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rocket fire.

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ABC, the "Food Lion" network, has been forced to issue an apology, which they made on their twitter feed ... once. But don't worry, ABC, we here in the independent media will make sure the whole world knows what you sphincters did!

Jul 10 07:15

Media Bias for Israel Masks Israeli Aggression against Palestinians

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This is why corporate media is losing audience right now.

Jul 10 07:06

IDF's Gaza assault is to control Palestinians Gas. And so much more

One reason for Israel's assault on Gaza. Straight up resources theft!
There are others- read on

IDF's Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation "won't end in just a few days," he said, adding that "we are preparing to expand the operation by all means standing at our disposal so as to continue striking Hamas."

Blah, blah 'strike Hamas'. Blah, blah 'terror. The usual buzzwords. Waste of time

Jul 10 07:05

Not Good Enough: ABC “World News” Posts Tepid Apology for Diane Sawyer’s Yellow Journalism

ABC ‘World News’ still has a brand to protect so they have issued a feeble and tepid apology of sorts on their Twitter feed. Of course, they have to start the thing off by paying homage to the Israelis first and foremost as is customary here in AIPACmerika. Very few will see it on their Twitter account compared to the millions who SHOULD see it when and if they correct their LIES opening up their next ‘World Lies’ broadcast.

I’ll hold my breath.

Jul 10 07:04

ABC’s Diane Sawyer’s Despicable Yellow Journalism: Claims Images of Palestinians in Gaza are Israelis

It’s been a long time since I have seen yellow journalism this tasteless, shabby and despicable.

Diane Sawyer recently opened up her show looking to garner sympathy for the Israeli aggressors in Gaza by showing an image of a family picking through the rubble of their home after a rocket strike destroyed it. It was this dramatic photo.

Palestinians collect their belongings from damaged houses in Gaza City. (Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty Images)

Diane said:

“Overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today. As Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.

All part of a tinder box Israelis and Palestinians and here an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can. One woman standing speechless among the ruins.” Diane Sawyer

Jul 10 07:01

These are the images from Gaza that are too graphic for many US news outlets to publish

Israeli air strikes killed 22 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, including fifteen women and children. That leaves the two-day death toll at 43. More than 370 people have so far been wounded.

Those numbers don't convey the horror of what's happening right now in Gaza. Neither do most of the photographs you'll find in news media. Streets and buildings have been blasted to rubble, yes. People are broken and mourning. Those things must be documented. But too often, we hide from the most graphic scenes of violence and death.

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At least 76 Palestinians killed by Israeli rockets. 25 killed last night. Including 5 children. News of 8 more killed today. More than 500 injured. The Israeli military said it hit 322 targets last night. Bringing the total number to 750. Zero Israeli casualties.

On Thursday, 15 rockets struck Israel. 7 were intercepted. Iron Dome is scoring less than 50% success rate. The home-made rockets fired by the Palestinians cost less than $1000. A single Iron Dome missile costs between $50,000 and $100,000 (not counting the launching and control systems). From a resource point of view, Israel is losing this battle, but they don't care because they are not paying for these $100,000 each missiles; YOU are!

Jul 10 06:53

The Palestinian father who was blown clean out of his home: Tragedy of man who came round to learn his wife and son had died in direct hit on his house

A Palestinian father was blasted yards from his house in the Gaza Strip after a direct missile strike that killed his wife and son.

Shocking photos of Mustafa Malaka sprawled in the rubble emerged this evening as Israeli bombing of the Hamas-controlled region instesified.

Today the Israeli army stepped up its offensive, killing 17 Palestinians including 11 women and children in strikes, hiking the overall death toll to 47 in two days, hospital officials said. More than 300 people have been wounded.

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This article contains a lot of photographs of the destruction to Gaza done by Israel. Take a look at them, then compare with this photo of the "damage" caused by a rocket from Gaza to Israel!

No wonder ABC tried to show photos of Gaza bomb victims and claim they were Israelis!

Jul 09 21:23

Diane Sawyer Misrepresents Footage of Palestinian Bombing Victims as Israelis

Jul 09 13:33

Hamas: We attempted to hit the nuclear reactor in Dimona

Three rockets were launched at Dimona in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket before it could land, while two other rockets landed in open areas.

Dimona is the location of Israel's nuclear reactor. There was no indication that rockets damaged any part of the reactor.
Related:

Hamas claimed responsibility for the rockets, stating that it had been attempting to hit the nuclear reactor.

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I would like confirmation that HAMAS is claiming credit for these rockets, because from a public relations point of view, this is a very bad thing to do. Had the reactor been hit, EVERYONE (including the Palestinians) would suffer, and world opinion would turn against HAMAS.

Obviously Israel benefits from this rocket attack politically, especially since no harm came to the bomb factory at Dimona.

Jul 09 12:47

13 children among 41 killed in ongoing #Israeli massacre in #Gaza. All 41 victims have faces #GazaUnderAttack

Jul 09 11:59

Israeli intelligence report: Palestinians possess thousands of rockets

Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations controlling the Gaza Strip are continuing their rocket attacks and they are suspected of possessing thousands of rockets, whose maximum range enables them to attack central Israel including the city of Tel Aviv, according to an intelligence report by the Amit Meir Information Center released on Tuesday.

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Not that I think that is true, but if it were, it tells us that the Israeli starvation blockage of Gaza, justified to keep HAMAS from obtaining the materials needed to build rockets, is and has been a total failure!

Jul 09 11:17

Israeli ground operation "unintended escalation" with Syria & Hezbollah?

Israeli ground operation in Gaza increasingly likely, risking unintended escalation involving Syria and Hizbullah

Jul 09 10:11

The Israeli culture of vengeance on full display

These horrifying events should serve as a lesson in the obscene futility of vengeance. As a relative of one of the murdered children observed: “There is no difference between blood and blood.”

Sadly, that was not the message implicit in much of last week’s coverage. On social media, a juxtaposition of pictures from the same day’s New York Times showed how easy it is to forget not only that our blood is the same but that grief is too.

A headline about Israelis’ “heartbreak” was illustrated movingly by the families of the three Israeli teenagers huddled together, overwhelmed by their loss. A report on the killing of 16-year-old Abu Khdeir, on the other hand, was accompanied by an image of masked youths throwing stones.

Jul 09 09:55

Settlers Attempt to Kidnap Children Near Hebron, Bethlehem

According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, Coordinator of the Anti-wall and Settlement Popular Committee, Ratib Jabour, said that armed settlers chased Hani Al-Ka‘abna, 14, in a car along a rugged road in Al-Ka‘abna, to the east of Yatta, in an attempt to kidnap him.

The boy, fortunately, managed to escape.

Near Bethlehem, a number of settlers driving an Israeli vehicle into Beit Sahour attempted to kidnap a Palestinian child.

The attempted abduction took place near the YMCA Center, in Beit Sahour.

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"An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth and soon the whole world will be blind and toothless!" -- Gandhi

Jul 09 09:53

PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE 101

Last night I posted a short piece about sirens sounding in Jerusalem …. I mentioned that Just moments ago sirens sounded throughout the Jerusalem area. In its greatest display of psychological warfare, Israel wants us all to be very afraid ….Most of us are at what Israel’s next move will be.

Today it became obvious that the government is failing in its attempt to instill the fear it had hoped to. Schools were open, transportation ran as scheduled, all shops were open for business.

In my own neighbourhood which is usually very peaceful it was ‘business as usual’ throughout the community shopping centre. All of the local eateries were full of customers enjoying a non scorching day. Palestinians were stocking up at the Supermarket in preparation for their ‘Iftar’, the meal eaten at the end of a fast. Everything looked normal and not a word was heard about the sirens of the night before.

Another glorious failure for zion.

As is said above,

DON’T FALL FOR IT!

Jul 09 09:42

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION:

Thousands of Israelis have received an SMS in Haaretz's name alleging that rockets have struck Haifa. This message was not from Haaretz.

Jul 09 09:19

WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN GAZA …. BUT

…. NOT A WORD OF WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING

Jul 09 09:18

WATCH LIVE ~~ THE ATTACK ON GAZA

Jul 09 09:17

NINE IMMORAL SOLUTIONS FOR GAZA – A GUIDE

Hamas, with the direct or inadvertent cooperation of Hezbollah, Iran, the Islamic Jihad, Fatah fatcats, Fatah rebels, the Bush administration, and, of course, Israel itself, has created a situation in which every one of Israel’s moral and strategic options is a bad one.

This is the test for Israel: There is no way to ace it, and there are countless ways to fail. Here are a few.

Jul 09 09:16

Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun

Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a U.S. official involved in the investigation said.

The disclosure clashed with speculation by some Israeli and Palestinian commentators that the captors intended to take hostages for a prisoner exchange but panicked and shot them.

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It also proves that whole phone call with the sound of gunfire in the background was faked.

Jul 09 07:20

Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians 'swine,' 'cockroaches'

Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

In one Facebook post attorney Gary Sheres wrote: “they are the filthy swine they don’t eat,” referring to the Muslim custom of not eating pork.

“That’s why the Palestinian people are considered the cockroaches of the world,” lawyer Bruce Raticoff wrote. “Burn them to the ground.”

The public defender’s office first became aware of the comments following an inquiry from the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper on July 2 and was soon bombarded with criticism from equal rights groups and individuals.

Jul 09 07:19

Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight

The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said Wednesday.

"Overnight, the IDF (army) hit about 160 targets in the Gaza Strip. Over the past two days we attacked a total of about 430 targets," General Moti Almoz told military radio as Operation Protective Edge entered its second day.

Jul 09 06:51

Israel's 'Brutal Attack' on Gaza Kills At Least 8 Children

'The death and injury to children caused by Israel’s military offensive on Gaza demonstrates serious and extensive disregard of fundamental principles of international law.'

Jul 09 06:43

Top Obama Middle East Official Blasts Israel Over Its Treatment Of Palestinians In A Tel Aviv Speech

Israel’s ongoing occupation of the West Bank is wrong and leads to regional instability and dehumanization of Palestinians, a top American government official said Tuesday in Tel Aviv, hinting that the current Israeli government is not committed to peace.

In an unusually harsh major foreign policy address, Philip Gordon, a special assistant to US President Barack Obama and the White House coordinator for the Middle East, appealed to Israeli and Palestinian leaders to make the compromises needed to reach a permanent peace agreement. Jerusalem “should not take for granted the opportunity to negotiate” such a treaty with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has proven to be a reliable partner, Gordon said.

Jul 09 06:42

Israeli settler 'shoots at Palestinians' in East Jerusalem

An Israeli settler opened fire at a group of Palestinians in East Jerusalem late Monday, witnesses said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that a settler from Nof Zion settlement near the Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood shot at a group of Palestinian youths while they were standing in front of a grocery store.

While shooting, the settler shouted at the Palestinians to "leave," locals said.

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Israel has a very strict gun control policy. The Israelis are allowed to carry guns, but the Palestinians are not. This keeps the guy shooting at the Palestinians safe!

Jul 09 06:35

Rockets and missiles fly; Israel prepares for possible Gaza ground operation

As rockets and missiles fly back and forth between Gaza and Israel, the Israeli military is preparing for a possible ground incursion.

Israel Defense Forces said airstrikes hit about 160 targets in Gaza early Wednesday, and 150 airstrikes were carried out the day before.

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Jul 08 18:34

MEGA BEX ALERT - Hamas leaders believed hunkered under Gaza hospital

Some Hamas leaders are believed to be hiding in bunkers underneath the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.

The officials said they believe the Hamas members are using the Al-Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza not only as a hiding place but also as a sanctuary command center for some of the Islamist group’s operations targeting Israel.

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TRANSLATION: Israel is going to bomb the hospital so the Palestinians wounded in the bombing will die of their injuries, and this is Israel's flimsy excuse to commit more war crimes.

Jul 08 12:31

OPERATION REVENGE ATTACK

Just moments ago sirens sounded throughout the Jerusalem area. In its greatest display of psychological warfare, Israel wants us all to be very afraid.

Jul 08 12:18

Christian Evangelicals Turning Backs on Israel

For decades, conservative evangelical Christians have been among the most fervent backers of the terroristic, rogue nuclear, apartheid Zionist occupation government in the Holy Land, known as Israel. They typically also have failed, knowingly or not, to acknowledge even basic human rights for the oppressed native Palestinians—Muslim and Christian—who face racial extinction at the hands of the region’s Jewish overlords. But that seemingly impregnable mountain of support has started to erode. A growing minority of ministers and younger believers have begun to challenge the established doctrine and practice, asserting that Zionism is contrary to God’s teaching in the Bible, and that continued persecution of Palestinians is a gross violation of fundamental morality.

Jul 08 11:47

#GAZA UNDER ATTACK

Revenge Killings in the form of WAR

Below are some photos and a video that the Western Media does not want you to see ...

Jul 08 10:29

LIVE UPDATES: Siren sounds in Tel Aviv; 16 Palestinians killed in IDF strikes in Gaza

Two armed Palestinians shot dead after crossing border into Israel; Israeli government approves call-up of 40,000 reservists; PM orders IDF to prepare for Gaza ground offensive.

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Jul 08 09:17

TIMELY QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Even in the abyss of mourning for Gilad, Eyal and Naftali, it is difficult for me to describe how distressed we are by the outrage committed in Jerusalem – the shedding of innocent blood is against morality, is against the Torah and Judaism, and is against the foundation of the lives of our boys and of all of us in this country,” Fraenkel said.

Jul 08 09:17

IT’S NOT WAR IN GAZA ~~ IT’S GENOCIDE

An Israeli airstrike on a vehicle in Gaza City killed four Palestinians on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll in Israel’s latest assault on the besieged enclave to five, medics said.”Four people were killed in a Zionist strike on a civilian car in the Daraj neighbourhood in the centre of Gaza City,” emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told AFP.

Earlier, the body of Rashad Yassin, from al-Nuseirat refugee camp, was found under the rubble of a destroyed house in central Gaza.

Yassin is reportedly affiliated with Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades.

Jul 08 09:04

ISRAEL BRINGS SHAME TO THE GOOD JEWS OF AMERICA

Thank you! You make me proud to be a Jew. You are a Righteous among the Jews.

I would like to add my apologies too: As a Rabbi, I apologise for my colleagues who incite to violence, who take it upon themselves to whip the crowds of hot headed young men into violent action, who take upon themselves the role that properly only belongs to the courts in case some crimes were committed. We need to dialogue with the Arabs, not call for murder. We commit Chilul Hashem when we do otherwise.

I apologise for all the violence committed by my side and extend the hand of peace to those on the other side. Jews and Arabs can live in peace, it is not a law of nature that we should fight.

Brother murderers, stop the aggression! Stop the violence! Both sides need to stop. We are all human.

Jul 08 09:03

WHEN A GAG ORDER BECOMES A CRIME IN ITSELF

The entire propaganda campaign was set into high gear despite Netanyahu and his inner circle’s knowledge that the teens were almost certainly dead. And it was enabled by the Shin Bet’s gag order, which even foreign correspondents like The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren honored. The Israeli government refused to allow the facts from interfering with what seemed like a political opportunity.

Jul 08 08:30

GRAPHIC: Bloody aftermath of Israeli airstrikes, Khan Younis, Gaza [VIDEO]

Jul 08 08:27

A Call from Gaza: Support our right to life!

Israel has launched a heinous attack against both Gaza and the West Bank. It has so far conducted more than 100 airstrikes against civilian targets in Gaza. Nine Palestinian civilians, including three women and two children, were wounded by shrapnel, and three civilians, including two children, were injured by the flying glass. Moreover, three civilians sustained bruises. Besides, a chicken barn, greenhouses, a country house, two barracks for fodders and sheep were destroyed, and 3000 chicks died. Israeli naval forces continue to target Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza waters. Therefore, Israel further aggravates the situation for Palestinians in Gaza, which has been under a brutal military siege for more than seven years and still going on.

Jul 08 07:32

Palestinians pick through the remains of homes destroyed in latest airstrikes as Israel responds to Hamas rocket attacks

The Israeli military has launched an offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, bombing 50 sites, including homes, in air strikes and naval attacks as part of a campaign meant to end Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state.

Israeli troops have also been mobilised for a possible ground invasion as part of the attempt to stop the recent barrage of rocket attacks against Israel.

The army said Operation Protective Edge intended to strike the Islamic Hamas group and end the rocket fire which has intensified in recent weeks amid tensions over the killing of three Israeli teenagers and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager.

Jul 08 07:29

3rd Intifada or Nakba II?

The question remains open; is it the 3rd Intifada or Nakba II? Is it a Palestinian uprising or are Israelis ethnically cleansing again?

Jul 08 07:28

MEGA BEX ALERT - #BBCtrending: Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate?

Over the past week the hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been used hundreds of thousands of times, often to distribute pictures claiming to show the effects the airstrikes.

Some of the images are of the current situation in Gaza, but a #BBCtrending analysis has found that some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

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BBC is trying to attack the credibility of the images coming out of Gaza, to protect Israel.

Jul 08 07:19

Zionist Media Confirms Palestinian Youth was Force-Fed Petrol, Then Roasted Alive

As described by R. Silverstein in his blog Tikum Olam the rabid, extremist Zionist Jews responsible for the high crime against Muhammad Abu Khdeir didn’t merely burn his body, for example, after killing him. They burned him while he was alive.

It is not merely this. As first published, here, the hideous Mahyudi monsters force-fed the youth gasoline, then set him on fire. This created a trapped cavity of petrol and its fumes, causing his body not only to ignite but also to explode.

Jul 08 06:48

Chomsky, BDS And The Jewish Left Paradigm

In his latest article in The Nation, Noam Chomsky selectively cherry picks the facts that fit his preferred narrative, while ignoring and disguising relevant details that contradict his thesis. One would expect an academic of Chomsky’s stature to perform at a much higher standard of intellectual integrity.

Reviewing Chomsky’s latest criticism of the BDS reveals that the MIT linguist borders on deception. It is especially fascinating to examine Chomsky’s tactics in light of the current violent events in Israel/Palestine.

Jul 08 06:40

Israel 'readies Gaza options, including ground assault'

The Israeli army is preparing all options for action in Gaza, including a ground assault, a senior official said on Tuesday.

"The army is preparing for all possible scenarios, including an invasion or a ground operation," the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Jul 07 15:56

An Eye for An Eye

"A broad moral gulf separates us from our enemies. They sanctify death; we sanctify life. They sanctify cruelty, and we mercy and compassion. That is the secret of our strength." -- Benjamin Netanyahu, at the funeral of three slain Israeli teenagers.

WTF?

Israel shows no morality, no mercy, and no compassion for Palestinians. Israel’s strength is not a mystery. Their power is dependent on their belief that they are God’s Chosen, on sophisticated weaponry, US tax dollars, and bipartisan Congressional support of Zionism that renders any “peace process” a charade.

During the funeral, right-wing protestors screamed for blood, “Death to Arabs.”

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Jul 07 09:41

A SINCERE APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF PALESTINE FROM AN ISRAELI JEW

I owe you an apology. I owe you many, in fact. Many more than I have space for here. But a person has to begin somewhere. So I’ll begin with what’s right in front of me, right now.

I want to apologize for the unforgivable.

For the boy whose face in the photograph I can see even with my eyes closed. The face of the boy before he was wrestled into a car by people on my side, who charred him to death.

Jul 07 09:15

‘FEELING THE LOVE IN JERUSALEM’ REVISITED

Remember ‘Feeling The Love In Jerusalem?’ You can still feel it today even stronger …

Jul 07 09:15

Zio Fascists Roaming the Streets of Jerusalem, "Death to Arabs"

Jul 07 09:13

MOTHERS NOT BLINDED BY RAMPANT HATRED AND MURDER

Back in the turbulent days of the 60?s, it was women, mothers in particular that were the most vocal and active force in the struggle to end the war in Vietnam. Organisations such as Women’s Strike For Peace demonstrated daily in every major city of the US. The group started at the height of the Cold War and was instrumental in getting the United States and the Soviet Union to sign a test ban treaty.

Going back a decade, it again was women and mothers that were at the forefront to end segregation in the Southern Public Schools.

Jul 07 07:01

Jewish settlers attack Palestinian villages in Nablus, Ramallah

Settlers attacked Palestinian villagers in Ramallah and Nablus late Sunday and early Monday, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma’an that settlers began hurling stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling near the illegal Halamish settlement, located opposite the village of Deir Nidam.

Dozens of settlers then raided the village, but were confronted by Palestinian villagers, who threw stones and empty bottles.

Jul 06 15:11

Israeli Settler Brags - "We Killed Jesus & We're Proud Of It"

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YouTube has started deleting all copies of this video. This is one of the few left.

Jul 06 11:39

KIDNAPPING OF THREE JEWISH BOYS COULD BE JUST ANOTHER ZIONIST FALSE FLAG

Now it has emerged that the head of the Israeli Mossad actually “called” the kidnapping a week in advance! Israeli newspaper, Haaretz just reported: Mossad chief’s chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy. Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor in his article titled “Smoking gun proof of “Israeli teen kidnapping” false flag” writes Mossad Chief predicted “three teens will be kidnapped” one week before it happened.

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Jul 06 11:23

Mossad chief's chillingly prescient kidnap prophecy

"What will you do if in a week three 14-year-old girls will be kidnapped from one of the settlements?," he asked. "Will you say there is a law, and we don't release terrorists?"

Jul 06 11:13

Netanyahu Announces Ground Attack on Gaza

PM Netanyahu and Major General Amos Yadlin, Head of the Institute for National Security Studies, announced a ground attack on Gaza. Sunday, July 6, 2014 was the announcement day; considering that they are unlikely to allow Gaza time to prepare itself to the violation, the attack will materialize soon or not at all.

Jul 06 11:13

CHOMSKY ONCE AGAIN LOST IN THE WILDERNESS

Noam Chomsky, the leading American philosopher and political activist, has said efforts to force a change in Israeli policies towards the Palestinians through boycotts risk backfiring because of insufficient support.

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In reality the BDS Movement has shown growing support daily both Internationally and in Israel itself.

Jul 06 11:12

IMAGES OF MOTHER PALESTINE IN MOURNING

Mother Palestine mourns the slaying of one of her sons: Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Jul 06 10:03

ALL IN THE FAMILY ~~ ISRAELI VERSION

It wasn’t bad enough that Israeli terrorists brutally burnt to death a Palestinian teenager … Israeli soldiers beat his visiting American cousin shortly before the funeral.

Jul 06 10:02

THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH

Now we know: In the Jewish state, there is pity and humane feelings only for Jews, rights only for the Chosen People. The Jewish state is only for Jews.

Jul 06 08:26

Israeli forces brutally beat Palestinian-American teenager

New video footage has emerged showing masked Israeli forces brutally beating an Palestinian-American teenager in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The brutal attack which was first shown on a Palestinian TV channel is said to have happened on Thursday.

The boy’s family is a resident of Florida in the United States. The family of the 15-year old Palestinian-American boy has identified him as Tariq Abu Khdeir.

Relatives say the boy was visiting his uncle’s house in an area away from clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians when he and five other youths were attacked in the yard by two masked Israeli police officers.

His family says the teenager has been denied medical treatment since he was arrested and taken into custody.

Some sources say Tariq is the cousin of the 16-year-old teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was recently bundled into a car and later burnt to death by Israeli settlers.

Jul 06 08:17

CNN's Ben Wedeman hit with rubber bullet.

CNN's Ben Wedeman finds himself pinned down between clashing Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

Jul 06 07:24

Israel on barbaric crime spree in Palestine

Palestinians say initial autopsy findings show that murdered teenager Mohammed Abu Khudair was burned alive by Israeli settlers.

Mohammed’s body was found in a wooded area of the city on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a new video has emerged showing masked Israeli police brutally beating a Palestinian teenager in east al-Quds.

The 15-year old Palestinian-American has been identified as Tariq Abu Khdeir. He was denied medical treatment since he was arrested and taken into custody.

Jul 05 11:52

WHITEWASHING ISRAELI TERROR BY PINKWASHING

zionist fabricated rumors about a murdered Palestinian youth have caused even more anguish to his mourning family. Withing hours of his brutal murder (burnt alive) the lies appeared throughout the Social Media pages in an attempt to whitewash the FACT that this brutal act was an act of zionist terrorism….

In the hours after his death, rumours appeared on Twitter that Mohammed had been killed by fellow Palestinians as part of a criminal gang feud or by his own relatives in a so-called honour killing amid unsubstantiated suggestions that he was gay. His family have dismissed such assertions out of hand and insist that he had no criminal connections or history of being in trouble.

Jul 05 11:32

Burning Alive Fire Wipes Israel

During the funeral, details of the death were leaked. The autopsy was conducted by Israeli and Palestinian physicians and the Court imposed a gag order on its results. The leaks were credible enough to be quoted by the New York Times, with Israel Police personnel making declarations that half-confirmed and did not deny the horror.

The boy had inhaled his burning body. Smoke and soot had filled his lungs, indicating that he was alive while torched.

Jul 05 07:43

Were the Three Settler Kidnappings an Israeli “False Flag” Operation?

Evidence that came to light after Israel removed its gag order on information regarding the June 12 kidnapping and murder of three Jewish Israeli students suggests that it could have been an Israeli government operation that was intentionally used to punish Hamas and break up the new Palestinian unity government.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had immediately accused Hamas of the kidnapping — without presenting any evidence — and proceeded to “conduct a search” throughout the entirety of the West Bank until the bodies were reportedly found on June 30th.

Jul 05 07:15

Murdered Palestinian boy was 'burned alive'

The 16-year-old Palestinian boy who was murdered on his way to prayers on Wednesday has been "burned alive," according to initial autopsy findings, the Palestinian attorney-general is reported as saying.

"The direct cause of death was burns as a result of fire and it's complications," Mohammed Al-A'wewy was quoted as saying by Palestinian official news agency Wafa.

Jul 05 07:07

Muhammad Abu Khdeir Was Burt Alive

Forensic studies found chars in the lungs, indicating that Muhammad was still breathing while he was being burned, according to WAFA. 90% of the child's body was burned, varying from 1st to 4th degree in severity.

The child was also beaten on the head, as signs of beating and concussion were clear.

Jul 05 07:05

Palestinian kidnap victim was alive when burned, PA says

Preliminary autopsy report on the body of Muhammad Abu Khdeir shows he had a head injury but died by burning, according to Palestinian legal official.

Jul 04 17:24

Architect of Apartheid in Israel: “If we don’t kill, we will cease to exist”

Zionists hate being labelled ZioNazis but one only has to read some of Arnon Soffer’s quotes to realise that the label is not inappropriate.

It would be easy to dismiss Soffer’s quotes if he were just some Jewish street thug but he’s not.

Jul 04 15:16

Nothing new, but needs to be said again, and again, and again | Norman G. Finkelstein

Israel does not want peace. There is nothing I have ever written that I would be happier to be proved wrong about. But the evidence is piling up. In fact, it can be said that Israel has never wanted peace – a just peace, that is, one based on a just compromise for both sides. It’s true that the routine greeting in Hebrew is Shalom (peace) – shalom when one leaves and shalom when one arrives. And, at the drop of a hat, almost every Israeli will say he wants peace, of course he does. But he’s not referring to the kind of peace that will bring about the justice without which there is no peace and there will be no peace. Israelis want peace, not justice, certainly not anything based on universal values. Thus, “Peace, peace, when there is no peace.” Not only is there no peace: In recent years, Israel has moved away from even the aspiration to make peace.

Jul 04 13:18

Were the Three Settler Kidnappings an Israeli “False Flag” Operation?

he Israeli government had informed members of the press around June 15th that it was aware that the students had been killed (1) but placed a gag order on that information: the government must thus have known where the bodies were. The brutal “search” was merely cover for punishment of members of Hamas, the democratically-elected party of Palestinians throughout the occupied territories. The Israeli media played along with the pretext for the abuse.

Jul 04 10:47

3 Revenge Outposts Created Overnight

July 4, 2014, was the funeral date of Muhamad Abu-Hadir, a Palestinian boy from East Jerusalem who had been killed two days before in revenge for three Jewish settlers killed apparently by the Shin Beth secret police.*

Being buried on the day that Israel's main supporter celebrates its independence is an awful augury, an omen of violence. Israel is seldom subtle, never sophisticated. The symbol of hatred was overdone by constructing three outposts$ overnight.

Killing a person twice is difficult. Trying to overkill a topic often achieves the opposite effect. Palestine is on fire.

Jul 04 09:36

NETANYAHU TWEETS FOR VENGEANCE ~~ SOLDIERS DO THE SAME AND GET PUNISHED

Above are the Tweets of the Israeli Prime Minister on the day of the youths’ funeral …

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Below is a report of what happened to 7 Israeli soldiers for doing the same …

Jul 04 09:35

WHEN MURDER IS NOT ENOUGH

Two videos have emerged showing Israeli police brutally beating a Palestinian youth in the Shuafat neighborhood of eastern occupied Jerusalem.

Jul 04 07:21

Israeli police, Palestinians clash in Jerusalem as Arab teen’s funeral held

Israeli police and Palestinian protesters are clashing in Jerusalem where thousands of mourners gathered for the funeral of an Arab teenager who, Palestinians believe, was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack.

Police used teargas and stun grenades against hundreds of Palestinians outraged over the murder, who pelted rocks at law enforcement officers. So far, no casualties or arrests have been reported.

On Friday, Israeli officials handed over the body of the murdered boy to his family after Muslim prayers. Partially wrapped in a traditional headscarf, the body – said to be badly burnt – was carried by mourners aloft on a stretcher through East Jerusalem, The Associated Press reports.

Jul 04 06:53

Israeli forces blow up homes of Palestinian suspects’ families

Israeli forces in Hebron late Monday blew up the homes of two Palestinians Israel says are prime suspects in the kidnapping and killing of three teens who were found dead earlier that evening, witnesses said.

The two houses, which are both located in the same neighborhood in northwest Hebron, belong to the families of Marwan al-Qawasmeh, 29, and Amer Abu Eisha, 33.

After Israeli forces in Halhul north of Hebron found three bodies presumed to be those of three Israeli teens who went missing on June 12, soldiers surrounded the houses, forcibly removed the families, and declared the area a closed military zone, locals said.

Witnesses said the homes were then blown up by explosives.

Locals had told Ma’an earlier that soldiers were preparing to demolish the homes.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the homes “were not demolished,” but said Israeli forces searched the houses late Monday.

Jul 03 09:55

EXAMPLES OF HATE SPEECH BY ISRAEL AGAINST PALESTINE

"We enthusiastically chose to become a colonial society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities. Passionately desiring to keep the occupied territories, we developed two judicial systems: one - progressive, liberal - in Israel; and the other - cruel, injurious - in the occupied territories. In effect, we established an apartheid regime in the occupied territories immediately following their capture. That oppressive regime exists to this day."
(Michael Ben-Yair, 3 March 2002) (emphasis added)

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Jul 03 09:53

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 03 09:32

TIMELY POSTERS OF THE DAY

Finally some sanity regarding Israeli terrorism …

Jul 03 09:32

RABBI CALLS FOR MORE BLOODSHED VIA FACBOOK

The head of the World Bnei Akiva youth movement called for the “blood of the enemy” in revenge for the murder of Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer on Facebook post he wrote after the discovery of the slain teenagers.

In a post written on Monday, World Bnei Akiva secretary general Rabbi Noam Perel wrote: “Three corpses of our youths were found cast on the field, an entire nation and thousands of years of history demands revenge, the government of Israel is convening for a revenge hearing which is not about mourning, the master of the house has gone crazy at the sight of the corpses of its sons, a government which will turn the army that was searching into vengeful soldiers, soldiers that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins.”

Jul 03 09:31

PRICE TAG WARFARE

The Palestinian village (and Refugee Camp) of Shuafat is located at the bottom of the hill from where I live. It was there that a 16 year old youth was kidnapped and brutally murdered.

Jul 03 09:30

Liberal Zionists’ denial of Israeli racism heightens danger to ‘everyone living in this land’ — Blumenthal

Here’s an interview I did with Max Blumenthal in West Jerusalem last September near where he made the video “Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem.” I asked him about criticisms that he had distorted the character of Israeli society in that video, and Blumenthal said the opposite was the case: he had captured a rising strain in that society. He said that racism is rampant inside Israeli discourse and that the lynching of a Palestinian near where we stood was straight out of Alabama in the 1940s.

Jul 03 08:07

Israeli Police Falsely Report Murdered Palestinian Boy Was Gay, Flooding Social Media with Disinformation

Yesterday night, I noticed several Israeli Facebook users infecting my feed with false claims that Mohamed Abu Khdeir, the 16 year-old who was murdered by suspected Jewish terrorists, was killed in an honor crime because he was gay. With the help of an Israeli friend, I traced the rumor to, of all places, the Israeli police.

Jul 03 06:55

The West's hypocrisy when Palestinian life is disposable but Israeli life is sacrosanct

It seems the whole of Israel is calling for Palestinian blood, reminiscent of American southern lynching rallies that went after black men whenever a white person turned up dead.

Jul 03 06:53

The world’s sympathy cannot be limited to Israeli victims

In an apparent effort to shame the world community away from considering the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the AJLJ brought to Geneva the three mothers of the teens kidnapped on the West Bank to share their pain. It was not a friendly forum in Geneva. Rachel Fraenkel, who has become the spokesperson for the mothers, was less confident, less impressive here than in interviews we have seen with her since. The young lawyer representative of the Association was also ill at ease. She spoke too fast. She tripped over her scolding words. She projected anger at the world community: How dare they question Israel’s human rights record when it’s so clear that Israel is the victim here. The emotion was heartfelt.

Jul 03 06:45

The Debate -Israel's Warmongering (Gilad Atzmon vs Richard Hellman)

Jul 02 12:11

In photos: Israeli soldiers destroy kidnapping suspects’ family homes in retribution attack

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Not too worried about finding actual evidence in those homes.

Jul 02 11:32

Tension Mounts After Apparent Revenge Killing in Jerusalem

The body of an abducted Arab teenager was found in a Jerusalem forest early Wednesday, fanning outrage among Palestinians and threatening to further escalate the broader tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Police were investigating the death as a possible Israeli revenge killing for the kidnap and killing of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank last month.

The father of the abducted youth, Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, 16, said the police had identified the body through DNA tests.

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The body must have been pretty badly messed up to require DNA tests.

Jul 02 11:18

Israeli Government prepares Onslaught Against Palestinian People

The Israeli regime of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seized on the tragic death of the young men as the pretext for escalating its aggression against the Palestinian people and strengthening Israel’s grip on the occupied territories. The Israeli government has declared that the Islamist party Hamas is responsible for the murders, without providing any evidence to substantiate the charge, which is denied by Hamas.

Jul 02 09:22

THE WEST URGES RESTRAINT, NOT REVENGE

Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were students who lived with their families in a Jewish-only settlement near the Palestinian city of Hebron in the West Bank. The settlement and others like it have been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice because they are located in occupied territory and impede Palestinians’ liberty of movement and right to employment, health and education. However, they were youth just starting out on life, sons and brothers whose families will forever grieve their horrific deaths. We must all condemn such violence.

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Cui bono? Who gets what they want from this tragedy? Certainly not HAMAS. This accusation of a kidnapping and murder of three kids is a political disaster for them, which is why I am confident HAMAS had nothing to do with it. Israel, on the other hand, stands to gain a great deal from this tragedy, and with their long history of false-flag attacks, seems to me the likely perpetrator.

Jul 02 09:20

VISITING PALESTINE (WHERE OUR BOMBS FALL)

he land, sea and air blockade of Gaza is enforced by both Israel and Egypt. Visiting Gaza is usually difficult or impossible. However, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, with the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt, the Egyptian government briefly eased some of the restrictions on visiting Gaza. Thus I was able to join Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright of Code Pink, Kathy Kelley of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and other delegates from ISM and National Lawyer’s Guild on a visit to Gaza just after the eight-day Israeli attack November 14-21, 2012.

I filmed “Visiting Palestine” in the Jabalya Refugee Camp on December 3rd, my last day in Gaza. My guide was Majed Abusalama, who grew up in the Jabalya Camp, which is about a half hour north of Gaza City.

Jul 02 09:19

HOW ZIONISTS VIEW THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

At the Israeli youths’ funeral on Tuesday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contrasted Israelis from those who killed the youths.

“They sanctify death, we sanctify life,” Netanyahu said. “They sanctify cruelty, and we mercy and compassion.”

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Jerusalem “lynch mobs” attack Palestinians after Israeli teens’ funerals

Jul 02 09:10

U.K. file on Entebbe contains claim that Israel behind hijacking

Newly released British documents contain a claim by an unnamed contact that the Shin Bet security service collaborated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to hijack the June 1976 flight from Israel that was diverted to Entebbe, Uganda, the BBC reported Friday.

Israel's rescue of the dozens of hostages taken in the hijacking of the Air France plane, popularly known as the Entebbe raid, is considered one of the most daring and successful operations in Israeli history. Elite Israel Defense Forces troops stormed the airport where the hostages, many of them Israeli, were held and overpowered the hijackers and Ugandan soldiers.

Although the captors used the hijacking to demand the release of Palestinians or Palestinian supporters, a British government file on the incident quotes the unnamed source as telling a British diplomat in Paris that Israel was behind the hijacking.

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Many of Israel's false-flag attacks are carried out for no other reason than to make the Palestinians look bad and Israel look good to the rest of the world, so that Israel can continue to act with impunity against the Palestinians. Entebbe was one such operation.

Jul 02 09:05

Hamas on the Ropes

The militant Palestinian movement faces declining popular support, empty coffers, and bitter enemies abroad. Now with a massive Israeli crackdown underway, it's struggling to determine its true identity.

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In cataloging the political damage to HAMAS arising from the kidnapping and killing of those three Israeli teenagers, it should be clear that HAMAS had no reason to do such a stunt ... but that Israel did.

Israel has a long history of false-flag attacks to trick other people into fighting their wars for them. The two best known such incidents are the Lavon affair and the attack on the USS Liberty, both done by Israel but initially blamed on Egypt. Lesser known is a story related by ex-Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky about how Israel smuggled a radio transmitter into Tripoli then used it to send hoax messages that tricked Ronald Reagan into bombing Gaddafi. The British media reported on documents uncovered that showed Israel's shin bet security service set up the hijacking that led to the raid in Entebbe, to make the Palestinians look bad and the Israelis look good, a common theme in many of Israel false-flag hoaxes. The FBI reported that at least two of the "Dancing Israelis" arrested on 9-11 were in fact Mossad agents, and a US Government official confirmed for FOX News' Carl Cameron that there was evidence that linked the Mossad agents to 9-11, but that this evidence was classified by the US Government to protect Israel, much as President Johnson covered up Israel's attack on the USS Liberty.

This stunt with the three teenagers as all the elements of a classic Israeli false-flag operation. The part that should be in this story but is missing is WHY would HAMAS have done such a stupid and reckless act at a time when they needed world approval and support for their unity government. Cui bono? Who gets what they want out of this? Certainly not HAMAS. It is Israel that gets what they want from the kidnapping and killing of the teenagers; the destruction of the unity government!

Jul 01 13:46

RECORDING OF ABDUCTED TEEN’S CALL FOR HELP ~~ IGNORED BY POLICE

This just released …..

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911 Plea to Police Was Tragically Bungled

Jul 01 11:45

LIVE UPDATES: Netanyahu says Israel will continue to act against Hamas

Jul 01 09:24

THE SEARING HYPOCRISY OF THE WEST

The bodies of three Israeli settlers who went missing on June 12th were found in a hastily dug shallow grave in Halhul, north of Hebron.

Since the teens went missing from Gush Etzion, a Jewish-only colony in the West Bank, Israel has besieged the 4 million Palestinians who already live under its thumb, storming through towns, ransacking homes and civil institutions, conducting night raids on families, stealing property, kidnapping, injuring, and killing. Warplanes were dispatched to bomb Gaza, again and repeatedly, destroying more homes and institutions and carrying out extrajudicial executions.

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Back on the Mavi Marmara, when Israeli soldiers killed 18 humanitarian workers, including an American,m the reaction of the US Government was that it was "an unfortunate incident" but that nothing should be done in reprisal. Today we have three dead teenagers, no evidence at all of who did it, clear indications that the bodies were intentionally staged to be found, and Israel declaring that HAMAS did the foul deed, although nobody can think of a reason for HAMAS to do such a horrific thing at a time when HAMAS and FATAH need public support for their new unity government. The reaction of the US Government is unqualified support for Israel's vengeance!

Jul 01 09:21

THE REVENGE OF ZION

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led the pack, calling the killers of the youths “human animals” and stating “Hamas is responsible. Hamas will pay.” Netanyahu specifically used the word “revenge” hinting at what he may have in store. But many went even further.

Jul 01 09:20

WHEN WILL THE INSANITY END? ~~ A VIEW FROM PALESTINE

A sadly familiar scene over the past two weeks here in occupied Palestine: 10 Palestinians (including a 7 and 15 year old) and three Israeli settlers (16 ­ 19 year old) were killed. Dozens of Palestinian homes were demolished in the past two weeks. Over 570 more Palestinians were kidnapped in these two weeks making more than 6000 abductees languishing in Israeli gulags/prisons. 1500 Palestinian homes invaded without due process. 12 million native Palestinians still await their freedom from colonial occupation and displacement. And Israeli leaders are promising to “do more” (genocidal mayhem?). But the question remains when will this insanity end?

Jul 01 08:47

Israel's attack on the USS Liberty

A former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara, ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident was an accident.

In a signed affidavit released at a Capitol Hill news conference, retired Capt. Ward Boston said Johnson and McNamara told those heading the Navy's inquiry to "conclude that the attack was a case of 'mistaken identity' despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

It was “one of the classic all-American cover-ups,” said retired Admiral Thomas Moorer, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman who spent a year investigating the attack as part of an independent panel he formed with other former military officials. The panel also included a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, James Akins.

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one well-known example, in which Israelis attacked the USS Liberty and initially tried to frame Egypt for the attack, to trick the US into war against Egypt on Israel's side. The plan almost worked, and there was a nuclear-armed strike in the air on the way to Cairo when Liberty's crew erected a makeshift antenna to replace the one Israel had shot away in the attack, and got a message out identifying who their attackers really were. President Johnson ordered the incident hushed up and blamed on "bad weather" even though the photos and films taken on the USS Liberty during the attack show clear skies and light scattered clouds and good visibility. The US flag from the USS Liberty, still riddled with Israeli bullet holes, is now on display at the US Cryptographic museum.

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Jul 01 08:43

THE LAVON AFFAIR

In 1954, Israeli agents working in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including a United States diplomatic facility, and left evidence behind implicating Egyptian Muslims as the culprits. The ruse would have worked, had not one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to capture and identify one of the bombers, which in turn led to the round up of an Israeli spy ring.

Some of the spies were from Israel, while others were recruited from the local Jewish population. Israel responded to the scandal with claims in the media that there was no spy ring, that it was all a hoax perpetrated by "anti-Semites".

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one well-known example, in which Israelis bombed US and UK targets inside Egypt and planted evidence to frame the Egyptians.

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Jul 01 08:41

CONFESSIONS OF AN EX-MOSSAD AGENT

By the end of March, the Americans were already intercepting messages broadcast by the Trojan, which was only activated during heavy communication traffic hours. Using the Trojan, the Mossad tried to make it appear that a long series of terrorist orders were being transmitted to various Libyan embassies around the world (or, as they were called by the Libyans, Peoples' Bureaus). As the Mossad had hoped, the transmissions were deciphered by the Americans and construed as ample proof that the Libyans were active sponsors of terrorism. What's more, the Americans pointed out, Mossad reports confirmed it.

The French and the Spanish, though, were not buying into the new stream of information. To them, it seemed suspicious that suddenly, out of the blue, the Libyans, who'd been extremely careful in the past, would start advertising their future actions.

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Needless to say, Israel's minions are already chasing me around the net, screaming that I am an anti-Semite for doubting Israel's story about the three teens and insisting that Israel would never play dirty tricks to start wars. Here is one example, revealed by former Mossad agent Victor Ostrovsky, in which Israel planted a radio transmitter inside Tripoli and used it to send messages that tricked Ronald Regan into bombing Libya.

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Jul 01 07:17

Israel finds teens' bodies, vows to make Hamas pay

One of the civilian volunteers involved in the search told army radio the bodies had been found under a pile of branches and stones in a remote area.

"Today, during a sweep with the army, one of the guys spotted something unusual, they started to move branches and stones and found the bodies," said volunteer Benny Truper.

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In other words, the bodies were placed in a manner meant to draw attention and be found.

The quickest way to detect a government lie is to look for what should be there and isn't, and what isn't there is a REASON for HAMAS to do something that stupid at this particular time.

HAMAS and FATAH formed a unity government. They need the support of the world right now, and neither HAMAS or FATAH is going to carry out an act that would wreck the very public support they need. It's like George Washington trying to kick out the British by shooting students in the colonial schools; it is just not going to happen.

Netanyahu, of course, is adamantly opposed to the unity government and stated he would find some way to wreck it. It appears he has done just that.

Keep in mind Israel's history. In both the Lavon affair and the attack on the USS Liberty, Israel carried out attacks then tried to frame Egypt for them, to trick the US into ending political relations and possibly launching war. In these two cases, Israel's deception became known, but one may presume that where one Israeli deception is found, there are likely dozens more they got away with. This stunt with the three teens appears to be more of the same. Kidnapping and killing these kids does not help HAMAS, but clearly helped Netanyahu by creating the excuse for him to launch outright war on Gaza.

"By way of deception, thou shalt do war" -- Motto of the Mossad

Fool me once...

Jul 01 07:03

Bodies of three missing teenagers found in West Bank: Israeli media

Israel has accused Hamas, which has its power base in the Gaza Strip, as being behind the abduction of the teenagers. Hamas has neither confirmed nor denied involvement.

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

One more point. In the photo showing the line search is a dead (if you will pardon the expression) giveaway. Line searches are something that is done when you already know what you are searching for is in the area. They were TOLD the bodies would be there.

I think we can safely presume that if HAMAS were stupid enough to engage in a stunt that would crush public support for them, they know how to make sure the bodies would never be found.

This whole affair is as obvious a setup as the Lavon affair, or Israel's attack on the USS Liberty. In both cases, Israel tried to frame Egypt for actions carried out by Israel. On the basis of that history alone, prudence demands skepticism of Israel's claims.

Jul 01 06:33

Israeli Air Force Carries Out 34 Air Strikes Against Gaza Amidst Threats of ‘Vengeance’

The WAFA news agency has reported that Israeli F-16 fighter jets fired missiles into different areas of the Gaza Strip, mainly in agricultural and open areas, in addition to several homes and civilian property.

WAFA reported that the army bombarded Gaza, Rafah, Khan Younis, the Central District and the Northern District of the besieged coastal region, adding that Israeli navy ships also participated in the attacks.

Local sources said dozens of Israeli drones remained in the Gaza skies all night, while Israeli helicopters also continue to fly over the Gaza Strip, firing rounds of live ammunition.

Jul 01 06:28

Divided Israeli Cabinet Debates ‘Harsh Retaliation’ Against Gaza

In the midst of the baying of the Dogs of War over the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers apparently murdered after being abducted, let’s hear a still small voice of reason and sanity.

First, despite scores of repeated claims by Israeli officials and reporters that the alleged killers were affiliated with Hamas, not a single shred of evidence has been presented to confirm this.

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Think "Stolen Kuwaiti Incubators" and "Saddam's Nuclear Weapons." This is just more of the same.

Jun 30 10:51

BREAKING NEWS ~~ ABDUCTED ISRAELI TEENS FOUND DEAD

DesrtPeace condemns the senseless killings of these innocent youth. NOTHING positive can come out of this except for Israel where the aggression and occupation will continue indefinitely as a result.

Our hearts go out to the families of these boys.

Jun 30 10:41

Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found Near Hebron, Source Says

The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month have been found north of the city of Hebron, a source confirmed to ABC News today.

Hamas, the Palestinian militant group accused by Israel of taking the boys, has denied kidnapping the teens, though senior Israeli and Palestinian officials agree that the abductors were likely tied to -- or part of -- Hamas but operating without orders from the organization's leadership.

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So now Israel will uncork on HAMAS on the basis of an unfounded accusation. Just like the US with Saddam's nuclear weapons.

Jun 30 10:21

ISIS: Netanyahu’s New Excuse for Keeping West Bank Border Zone

ISIS forces are on the Jordanian-Iraqi border, and even if this is a long, long way away from Israel, that’s no reason Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won’t use it as the newest excuse against Palestinian statehood.

Jun 30 09:16

‘SO LONG, IT’S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YOU’ ~~ A PALESTINIAN LOVE STORY

‘So long, Israel, and thanks for nothing’
As a Palestinian Israeli married to a Palestinian, we’ve been waiting for Israel to grant us permission to live together. 15 years later, forced to choose between homeland and family unity, we have finally left.

Jun 30 09:15

‘BREAKING THE SILENCE’ GOING VIRAL INTERNATIONALLY

Israeli soldiers speak out on abuse of Palestinians
Yehuda Shaul says disturbing images represent norm in occupied territories

Jun 29 09:11

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORKERS WALK AND TALK TO END ISRAELI AGGRESSION

The photos speak for themselves …. no commentary needed

Jun 29 09:10

ISRAEL IS AT WAR …

Therefore, the three missing Israeli teenagers should be considered to be Prisoners of War …. as should the hundreds of innocent Palestinians languishing in Israeli Military Prisons.

As such, they have certain rights

Jun 29 08:57

Cabinet approves plan to tighten Israeli control over East Jerusalem

Plan calls for investment of 295 million shekels over next 5 years to prevent future division of Jerusalem as part of a peace agreement, includes increasing Hebrew in Palestinian schools and beefing up police presence in the area.

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UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING THE STATUS OF JERUSALEM.

December 11, 1948: Resolution 194: establishes Conciliation Commission; protection of and free access to Jerusalem and other Holy Places; Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible.

December 9, 1949: Resolution 303(IV): International Regime for Jerusalem

July 4, 1967: Resolution 2253 (ES-V): Condemns Israel's measures to change the status of Jerusalem as invalid

December 16, 1982: Resolution 37/123: Condemnation of Israel's responsibility for the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon; resolves that the massacre was an act of genocide; condemns acts of plundering Palestinian cultural heritage; condemns the occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights; and condemns the annexation of Jerusalem.

December 19, 1983: Resolutions 38/180: Calls all nation to suspend or sever all diplomatic, economic and technological ties with Israel. Condemnation of Israel on various topics including occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights, war in Lebanon and the annexation of Jerusalem.

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS

Resolution 127: The Palestine Question (January 22, 1958) " ... 'recommends' Israel suspends its 'no-man's zone' in Jerusalem".

Resolution 250: (April 27) " ... 'calls' on Israel to refrain from holding military parade in Jerusalem".

Resolution 251: (May 2) " ... 'deeply deplores' Israeli military parade in Jerusalem in defiance of Resolution 250".

Resolution 252: (May 21) " ... 'declares invalid' Israel's acts to unify Jerusalem as Jewish capital".

Resolution 267: (July 3) " ... 'censures' Israel for administrative acts to change the status of Jerusalem".

Resolution 271: (September 15) " ... 'condemns' Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem".

Resolution 298: (September 25, 1971) " ... 'deplores' Israel's changing of the status of Jerusalem".

Resolution 476: " ... 'reiterates' that Israel's claim to Jerusalem are 'null and void'".

Resolution 478 (20 August 1980): 'censures (Israel) in the strongest terms' for its claim to Jerusalem in its 'Basic Law'.

Jun 28 09:23

In Photos: Israeli Bulldozers Raze Bedouin Community, Leave Children Without Water in High Temperatures

Hundreds of Israeli forces encircled al-Araqib village at 9:30am on 12 June; by 11:30am police had demolished most of the homes of the twenty remaining residents of al-Araqib who have lived in dire conditions since July 2010 when their village was first razed to the ground.

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Can you spot the terrorists?

Jun 28 06:40

Israeli interrogators sexually harass Palestinian children in detention

A number of Palestinian children who were detained in different circumstances have reported their exposure to abuse and maltreatment by Israeli soldiers and interrogators.

In some cases, the interrogators sexually harassed the children and on other occasions they threatened to rape them if they did not cooperate or make certain confessions, according to the children’s testimonies.

Jun 27 08:21

Spain, Italy warn citizens against doing business with settlements

Nations join France, U.K. and Germany in advising against legal and financial risks.

Jun 26 09:47

Secret Soviet Reveals: Wiezmann Outlined the Nakba as Early as 1941

Maisky, a former Menshevik of Jewish origin, kept a highly personal diary. He recorded conversations with five British prime ministers, as well as with many other prominent British politicians.

In this extract, written on 3 February 1941, Maisky recounts his brief meeting with the Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, later the first president of Israel. Maisky provides crucial insights into the history of Zionism including the brutality of the Jewish plan for Palestine and the Middle East. Noticeably, the document reveals that an intention to expel the Palestinians was explored by Zionist leaders as early as 1941.

Jun 26 09:33

End Israel's collective punishment – take action now!

Following the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers on Thursday 12th June Israeli authorities have meted out brutal collective punishment against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza. Five Palestinians have been killed. At the time of writing (Thursday 26 June) Israeli Forces have arrested almost 500 Palestinians in raids and mass arrests throughout the West Bank. Former political prisoners have been particularly targeted, and at least 52 of the prisoners released in the Gilad Shalit exchange have now been re-arrested.

Jun 26 09:31

RENEWED ISRAELI AGGRESSION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE RECENT KIDNAPPINGS

What is happening in Palestine is not about three missing youth but rather power, control, propaganda, and colonization. By only choosing to look at the three missing youth, we become blinded to the larger picture and context of what is happening in Palestine. So let us examine the events leading up to last week.

Jun 26 09:30

CRYING ‘WOLF’ IS FINALLY CATCHING UP WITH ISRAEL

What a cruel world: Three yeshiva students were kidnapped, and the world isn’t interested; three mothers are crying out, and the world doesn’t answer. It’s all because the entire world is against us; it’s anti-Semitic and hates Israel. The Anti-Defamation League is already preparing a report. But the truth is, that’s just the way things are: When you openly thumb your nose at the world for years on end, eventually, it thumbs its nose back.

Jun 26 08:40

Sweden probes Ship to Gaza boardings

A Swedish prosecutor has launched an investigation into whether international laws were broken when Israeli soldiers boarded Gaza-bound ships operated by the Sweden-based activist group Ship to Gaza.

Jun 26 08:40

Sweden looks into Israeli boarding of Ship to Gaza

Henrik Attorps is to investigate what happened, reports news agency TT. The crimes suspected are grevious bodily harm, serious threat, serious robbery and also crimes against international law.

The last crime relates to Geneva Convention rules on protecting civilians during armed conflict. The prosecutor says no individuals have been tied to any of the suspected crimes.

Eleven Swedes were present during each boarding, which happened in international waters.

Jun 26 08:39

France advises its citizens against doing business in illegal Israeli settlements

France has warned its citizens against taking part in any economic activity in the occupied Palestinian territories, saying this may entail legal risks because the Jewish settlements are illegal under international law.

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Jun 26 06:55

Bennett: Palestinian President Abbas is 'a mega-terrorist'

Economy minister attacks PA for transferring funds to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Jun 26 05:52

Leaked report: Israel acknowledges Jews in fact Khazars; Secret plan for reverse migration to Ukraine

It is well known that, sometime in the eighth to ninth centuries, the Khazars, a warlike Turkic people, converted to Judaism and ruled over a vast domain in what became southern Russia and Ukraine. What happened to them after the Russians destroyed that empire around the eleventh century has been a mystery. Many have speculated that the Khazars became the ancestors of Ashkenazi Jews.

Jun 26 05:40

Israeli forces invade Madama

At 1:00 a.m., the soldiers invaded the house of Nizar Abdullah Sadaq Ziyaada in Madama. They asked Ziyaada about the whereabouts of his money and proceeded to ransack the house. They drilled holes into the walls and threatened to destroy his home. They found a total of roughly 200,000 shekels underneath a cupboard and in various hiding places throughout the house. Finally, the soldiers took all of the money, two laptops, and several mobile phones before leaving.

The reasons for the theft of Ziyaada’s money are unclear.

Jun 25 13:03

Would Israel kill the three settlers to crush Palestinian unity?

Three Israeli settlers are missing, allegedly kidnapped in Al-Khalil (Hebron). But there seems to be more here than a simple kidnapping.

Israel is engaged in a frenzy of retaliation, killings, mass arrests, a reign of terror across lands they illegally occupy, a pattern of war crimes, inhuman abuses, also not atypical of what we have seen so often from Israel.

Nothing about this “kidnapping” makes sense. No demands have been made, no “proof of life” sent. It is highly unlikely that these young people will be found alive and, based on the behavior of Israel, it quite likely seems that this was the idea all along.

The likelihood that Israel has chosen a “blood sacrifice” to sustain their obsession with "national victimhood” has to be considered.

Jun 25 09:06

MORE THAN 250 PALESTINIAN CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED IN RECENT MONTHS

Israel is violating international children’s rights agreements by detaining Palestinian minors, and it is trying to cover up these violations with the story of the three missing settlers.”

“Detaining Palestinian children from their houses in the middle of the night without informing their parents and families of the reasons for their detention is kidnapping.”

Is this not a form of kidnapping?

Jun 25 09:05

AMERICAN JEWS HAVE BECOME THE GREATEST THREAT TO ISRAEL

zionism is today confronted with its greatest challenge since 1948. It’s not coming from the Arab states or the Palestinians, but rather their problem is the American Jewish community itself.

Once the greatest support group for Israel, that support is dwindling daily as more and more Jews openly support the Movement to Boycott and Divest from Israel.

As the government of Israel continues its reign of terror against the people of Palestine, as more lands are stolen to build and expand the illegal settlements, a growing sector of Jewry is finally waking up to the fact that this is all wrong …. and are doing something about it.

Jun 25 09:04

Israel maintains gag order in missing teens’ case, leading to charge of media ‘manipulation’

Gag orders are not uncommon, but some in social media have suggested that Israel is maintaining this gag order as a cynical means of prolonging raids on the West Bank that have nothing to do with the missing boys but are intended to break up the new Palestinian unity government of Fatah and Hamas.

Jun 25 05:50

Israel jails 20% of Palestinian children in solitary confinement: monitor

Israel is placing increasing numbers of arrested Palestinian children in solitary confinement, an international children’s rights group said in a report issued Monday.

The report came just months after Israel’s army, under international pressure to introduce reforms, agreed to test alternative treatment for children it detains in the West Bank.

In more than one in five cases recorded by Defense for Children International (DCI) in 2013, children detained for questioning by the army reported “undergoing solitary confinement,” it said in a statement.

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Compare this story with the one below about the DHS raid into as home where the woman was forced to lie naked on the floor for two hours, and you see the problem with having Israel train the US police forces.

Jun 24 09:03

BAD NEWS FIRST ~~ THEN GOOD NEWS ABOUT PALESTINE

In the past 10 days, Israeli occupation soldiers murdered 7 Palestinians (including a 13 year old child), injured dozens, kidnapped nearly 400, demolished many houses, destroyed contents and broken doors on hundreds of homes invaded in the middle of the night, blocked travel to hundreds of thousands, and continues to imprison thousands many on hunger strike for being held without charge for months. One of the people they kidnapped is also Samer Aleisawi who is famous for having the longest hunger strike in history as a political prisoner. He was released only after human rights activists and human rights organizations exerted significant pressure on Israel He was now kidnapped using the excuse of three missing colonial settlers (which maybe a false flag operation to detract from the suffering of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners).

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Jun 24 07:13

Missing Israeli settlers: Al Jazeera English’s distorted reporting

Gaza – Al Jazeera English’s reporting on the missing Israeli settlers was not naive and it is rather impossible to classify it as part of the rhetoric of neutrality and objective reporting on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

It is simply deliberate coverage that targets the Palestinians’ presence on their own land and their just cause, while giving leverage to the “perseverance” of the Israeli society living in a jungle of “barbaric” Palestinians. Al Jazeera English correspondent Jane Ferguson started her report a few days ago by focusing on the feelings of Israelis and specifically their shock following the [alleged] capture of three Israelis about 10 days ago.

Jun 23 09:15

ISRAEL CONTINUES TO RESORT TO MURDER, MASS TERROR AND LIES

As the latest Israeli rampage of murder and terror in the West Bank continues unabated, hopes for locating three young Jewish settlers Israel says were kidnapped by suspected Hamas militants are steadily vanishing.

Tens of thousands of Israeli troops are taking part in one of the largest operations in Israel’s history. So, far troops have thoroughly searched more than a thousand Palestinian homes in the Hebron region alone, but to no avail.

Soldiers have also been searching wells, abandoned caves and other possible hideouts in the large Hebron district.

Jun 23 09:15

ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN ‘UNITY GOVERNMENT’ ANGERS PALESTINIANS

alestinian protestors turned their anger against the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, stoning the PA police headquarters in the early hours of Sunday morning, following an Israeli incursion into the center of the city.

Jun 23 09:15

BIBI URGES PRESBYTERIANS TO VISIT ISRAEL AND SEE THE TRUTH

Benjamin Netanyahu Slams Presbyterians for Israel Divestment

Jun 23 08:30

BACK TO BAGHDAD!

One would think the neoconservatives who engineered the Iraq War – the worst disaster for the United States since Vietnam – would never emerge from hiding.

Not so. With dazzling chutzpah, former Vice President Dick Cheney, the real power in the Bush administration, just claimed President Barack Obama was responsible for the growing mess in Iraq.

Obama is a wimp allowing America’s foes to run rampant across the Mideast and Eastern Europe, growled Cheney. He wants US troops to reoccupy Iraq, and maybe Syria. Cheney’s blustering was applauded by another over-the-hill dotard, Republican party leader Sen. John McCain.

Out from the Washington woodwork crept a swarm of neoconservatives. They joined Cheney in blasting Obama over Iraq and calling for more wars against the Muslim world.

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If they think war on the Middle East is so great, give them all rifles and parachutes, load them on a plane, and drop them in. BUT LEAVE OUR KIDS AT HOME!

Jun 23 08:12

Israel set to double number of Palestinian administrative detainees

Some 400 Palestinians were arrested as part of West Bank operation to find three kidnapped teens. Half are expected to be placed under administrative detention.

Jun 23 07:01

Jewish Settlers Attack Funeral Of Slain Palestinian In Ramallah

Sunday evening a number of fanatic Israeli settlers attacked the funeral of a Palestinian, killed by the Israeli army in al-Biereh, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, wounding one Palestinian.

The Palestinians were participating in the funeral procession of resident Mohammad at-Tareefi, 30, in Jabal at-Tawil neighborhood, when settlers of the Psagot illegitimate settlement opened fire on them, wounding one resident.

Several minutes later, dozens of soldiers arrived at the scene, and fired live ammunition at the residents, and several homes, in al-Biereh.

The Israeli military attack pushed dozens of residents to advance towards Psagot settlements, and hurl stones at it.

Jun 22 17:45

RT office in Ramallah raided by Israeli forces

Jun 22 10:30

Presbyterian General Assembly Biennial Meeting: My Message on Israel and Palestine

As the Presbyterian General Assembly gathers for its biennial meeting, I reach out in prayer and solidarity that the Assembly will make a strong witness for reconciliation, justice and peace. I am aware that the Assembly will consider eight overtures on the confounding and intractable conflict in Israel and Palestine, however I am especially urging the Assembly to adopt the overture naming Israel as an apartheid state through its domestic policies and maintenance of the occupation, and the overture calling for divestment of certain companies that contribute to the occupation of the Palestinian people. Both are worthy of adoption, by speaking truth in the first instance, and owning up to the Church's complicity in maintaining the occupation through its investments in the second.

Jun 22 09:01

WHILE THE POPE PRAYS AND TALKS ~~ PRESBYTERIANS VOTE TO DIVEST FROM THE OCCUPATION!

In an image likely to become one of the most emblematic of his trip to the holy land, Francis rested his forehead against the concrete structure that separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem, and prayed silently as a child holding a Palestinian flag looked on.