PALESTINE

Jul 17 11:17

PROOF THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SMART TO HAVE A SMART PHONE

Jul 17 09:33

ISRAEL TRIED TO DROWN THE HOPE OF GAZA

One of the greatest sources of inspiration and hope in Gaza is the Gaza Ark Project …. a constant threat to zion as they worked tirelessly to destroy it.

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However, it is now clear that Gaza’s Ark was deliberately targeted by Israel (for the second time). Israel is not worried about its security as it claims, what it is worried about and afraid of are peaceful projects like ours that expose its atrocities.

The good news is that no one was killed or injured in this attack as we had decided to pull the guard off the boat two days earlier, for his own safety.

Jul 17 09:32

NEW YORKERS CONTINUE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

As the bombings continue, so do the demonstrations for Peace in Gaza. Here at the UN Building yesterday, New Yorkers (mostly young Muslims) stand (and drive) for Justice in Palestine.

Jul 17 09:31

Israel Showed Restraint in Gaza Before Attacking? You Must Be Kidding

Our media ingrains warped terminology that bolsters the effort to portray Israel as a victim. Here are a few examples.

Jul 17 09:17

'They went to the beach to play': Deaths of 4 children add to growing toll in Gaza conflict

The boys were cousins -- playing, as they had many times before, at a beach by the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean when the shelling started.

The first shell struck a fisherman's hut on a jetty by the beach where the boys' game had taken them.

As a plume of smoke rose from the blast, several of the boys dashed across the sand, seeking cover.

But they couldn't outrun the second shell, which whizzed in and exploded right by them.

Jul 17 09:01

France 'bans pro-Palestinian rallies' as tensions increasingly mirror Israel-Gaza animosity

As thousands of protesters took to Parisian streets in demonstrations this week against the rising Palestinian death toll in Israeli military operations, French authorities reportedly imposed a full ban on pro-Palestinian marches in several cities.

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Chefs de merde!

Jul 17 08:36

Shocking scenes as 150 Jewish men go on rampage in Paris streets and clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators

Jul 17 08:33

Tens of thousands flee Israeli raids on Gaza

Air strikes that struck the enclave on Wednesday killed at least 17 people, including four children, bringing the total deaths of Palestinians in the nine-day conflict to 213, with more than 1,450 wounded.

One Israeli was killed a day earlier by a Hamas-launched rocket, the only Israeli fatality since the fighting erupted on July 8.

The renewed bombardment on Wednesday destroyed several homes in Gaza, including the house of a senior Hamas official. The New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch called the destruction of civilian homes in the strip a war crime.

Jul 17 08:33

Gaza Live: Israel now plans "boots on the ground", says ground attack chances "very high"

In a clear indication that Israel is seriously considering ground strikes on Gaza, a senior Israeli military official told New York Times that chances of such a possibility was "very high", and that "if you want to efficiently fight terrorism you must be present, boots on the ground".

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Israel's perceived might rests on having the latest and (maybe not so) greatest weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers. It is easy to sit in those drone-control rooms, or inside a tank, or in an F-16 high in the sky dropping bombs and rockets onto a giant open-air prison camp and imagine oneself the heroes you read about in the Torah.

Going into Gaza will be another story and here again the story of Thermopylae comes into play, for just as the narrow gap held by Leonida took away the advantage of Xerxes' larger force and superior weapons, the tight confines of the world's most densely-packed population center will negate the high-tech whiz-bang of Israel's weapons, leaving the battles to be decided by the soldiers themselves.

Israel's soldiers, too-long dependent on their technological edge, are not an effective fighting force. They have not won a battle against an equal force since 1985. They failed to reach the Litani River in their last invasion of Lebanon and only a few days ago, Israeli commandos, supposedly their best, were clubbed like baby seals on a beach on Gaza and driven back into the sea.

I expect that HAMAS prefers to get the battle out of the skies where Israel has the clear advantage and onto the streets and alleys of Gaza where the fight will be more equal.

Jul 17 08:15

One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel's occupation has now reached 6,000.

Jul 17 08:13

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

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

In the space of 40 seconds, four boys who had been playing hide and seek among fishermen's shacks on the wall were dead. They were aged between seven and 11; two were named Mohammad, one Zakaria and the youngest Ahed. All were members of the extended Bakr family.

Three others who were injured made it to the hotel: Hamad Bakr, aged 13, with shrapnel in his chest; his cousin Motasem, 11, injured in his head and legs, and Mohammad Abu Watfah, 21, who was hit by shrapnel in his stomach.

Jul 17 08:12

Israel Commits War Crimes While World Turns A Blind Eye | Interview with Harry Fear

Jul 17 08:09

#Israel assassinates 4 Palestinian children on the beach in #Gaza

Jul 17 08:05

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

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

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

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

The children were identified as Ahed Atef Bakir, 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakir, 10, Mohammad Ramiz Bakir, 11 and Ismail Mahmoud Bakir, 9. The father was injured seriously and transferred to the hospital of

On the ninth day of the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza, 23 Palestinians were killed and dozens injured bringing the death toll to 222.

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Jul 17 08:01

Campaigners call on UK government to end military ties with Israel

Campaigners are calling for the UK to end its military ties with Israel.

The UK has consistently given extensive political and military support to Israel. Earlier this year the Prime Minister, David Cameron, described his support for Israel as "unbreakable".

Jul 17 07:39

Israel’s recurring use of terror on civilians

“The stated aim was, as always, to stop the launching of the rockets. The means: killing a maximum of Palestinians, in order to teach them a lesson. The decision was based on the traditional Israeli concept: hit the civilian population again and again, until it overthrows its leaders. This has been tried hundreds of times and has failed hundreds of times.” (Uri Avnery “Kill a Hundred Turks and Rest”: The Five-Day War in Gaza March 2008).

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Jul 17 07:26

July 16 Gaza News - "At least they wont breed"

The kids were helping their father/uncle fixing fishing nets. The targeted artillery rounds came from an Israeli warship. Killed were Ahed Atef Bakr 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakr 10, Mohamed Ramez Bakr 11, Ismael Mohamed Bakr 9. An "Israel Activist and media monitor" responded to the news of the four killed children by writing:

At least they wont breed

Today Israel also intentionally hit the Wafa Hospital in Gaza with a smaller missile. The hospital is completely crowded with patients and the missile was considered a "warning shot" that might be followed up with a bigger attack. There is no place for the the people in the hospital to flee to.

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"At least they wont breed."

Jul 17 07:23

American orthodox Jews reject Israeli Zionism and murder of Palestinians

Jul 17 07:20

How US and Blair Plotted ‘Ceasefire’ Scam

We now have confirmation from the Israeli daily Haaretz of what we should have suspected: that the idea for the so-called Egyptian “ceasefire proposal” was actually hatched in Washington, the messenger boy was arch-war criminal Tony Blair, and the terms were drafted by Israel.

The intention was either to corner Hamas into surrendering – and thereby keep the savage blockade of Gaza in place – or force Hamas to reject the proposal and confirm the Israeli narrative that it is a terrorist organisation with which Israel cannot make peace.

Jul 17 07:19

Israel Accused Of War Crimes (UK Parliament)

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

Jul 17 06:34

Militants in Gaza fire rocket at Israel as humanitarian cease-fire window expires

Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

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FOX News is trying to claim that HAMAS fired the rockets just BEFORE the cease fire ended. They have Charles Krauthammer on right now putting the blame for the whole mess on HAMAS.

Let's review the timetable.

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

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

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

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

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

"Saddam has nuclear weapons."

"Assad is gassing his own people."

"Putin is to blame for Ukraine."

"Gaza is all HAMAS' fault."

Need I say more?

Jul 16 22:47

See How Israeli War Criminals Massacre Children On Gaza Beach

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

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

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

Jul 16 20:18

Gaza Live: Israel now plans "boots on the ground", says ground attack chances "very high"

In a clear indication that Israel is seriously considering ground strikes on Gaza, a senior Israeli military official told New York Times that chances of such a possibility was "very high", and that "if you want to efficiently fight terrorism you must be present, boots on the ground".

Jul 16 20:16

Shocking scenes as 150 Jewish men go on rampage in Paris streets and clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators

A group of 150 Jewish men were seen brandishing iron bars and cans of pepper spray as they clashed with Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris.

Video footage of the clashes show the group chanting racist slogans as they roamed the streets.

It came as President Francois Hollande warned that he did not want to see ‘the Israeli-Palestinian conflict imported into France’.

Jul 16 18:14

‘That does look tragic’: IDF spokesman on killing 4 children on Gaza beach

At least four children have been reportedly killed by Israeli shelling while playing football on Gaza beach. IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner tells RT that Israel will investigate the death of 4 children at the Gaza beach

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"They were building a rocket launching site. The soccer ball was just clever camouflage but it did not fool us!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 16 14:13

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

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

Jul 16 14:02

FLASHBACK - Jew Settlers Stoning Palestine Christian Children walking to school

Jul 16 12:10

Are Jews the Israelites of the Bible?

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

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

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

Jul 16 12:04

Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 11:24

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 11:01

Ramzy Baroud discusses the attempted ceasefire in Gaza

Jul 16 10:58

SPOOF OF THE TWO WORLD CUPS

Jul 16 10:58

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

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

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

Jul 16 09:21

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 09:20

ANTI WAR ACTIONS IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK

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

Jul 16 09:19

IT IS NOW ‘KOSHER’ TO OPPOSE AIPAC AND COMPANY

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

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Jul 16 07:55

Did Israel Collude With ISIS to Justify Gaza Attack?

Jul 16 07:40

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

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

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

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

Here are some stories about it.

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

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

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

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

Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 16 07:35

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

Jul 16 07:22

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

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

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

Jul 16 07:03

Detroit protesters oppose Israeli assault on Gaza

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

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

Jul 16 06:49

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

Jul 16 06:48

TURKISH WOMEN PROTEST ISRAEL, ISRAELI LAWMAKER

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

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

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

Jul 16 06:43

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

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

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

Jul 16 06:28

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

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

Jul 16 06:25

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

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

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

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

Jul 15 21:20

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

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

Jul 15 21:20

Netanyahu fires Danny Danon over criticism of Gaza war

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

Jul 15 21:19

Senate Approves Funding Boost for Iron Dome

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

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

Jul 15 21:19

IDF Warns Northern Gaza Residents to Evacuate Their Homes

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

Jul 15 19:45

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

Jul 15 17:34

Gaza-demonstratie op Spuiplein in volle gang

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

Jul 15 17:30

Demonstrators Burn Israeli Flags At Embassy Protest in Bangkok

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

Jul 15 17:26

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

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

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

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

Jul 15 14:56

Gaza: Israeli commandos ‘running like chickens’

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

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

Jul 15 12:46

Clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

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

Jul 15 12:18

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

Jul 15 11:59

TODAY’S GAZA SPOOF

Bibi and Abbas love to watch the horror show together

Jul 15 11:58

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

Jul 15 10:58

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

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

Jul 15 10:52

a Banned tungsten-dime-Bomb exploding

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

Jul 15 10:09

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

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

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

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

Jul 15 09:30

IMAGES OF THE GAZA WAR AND THE OCCUPATION(S)

Jul 15 09:28

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

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

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

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BUMP TO THE TOP

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

SOME EXAMPLES FOR SIGNS

End US $ for Genocide in Gaza

Free Palestine – End US $ for the Illegal Occupation

End US $ for Collective Punishment of Palestinians

Stop US $ for Brutal Attacks on Palestinian Children

Gaza is Under Brutal Israeli Air raids funded by US $

Emergency Supplies & Medicine Lacking in Gaza under Israeli Siege

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

US Silence and US $ Kill Palestinian Children

Stop US Support of all Genocide

Stop US $ for Violence & Terror

Stop US $ for War against Children of Gaza, Palestine

Stop US Support of War Crimes and Atrocities

The Apartheid Wall is Illegal – Divest from Apartheid Israeli

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

Palestinian Children are Imprisoned and Tortured by Israel with US $

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

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

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

Israel Destroys Palestinian Olive Trees – US Pays

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

Boycott Apartheid Israel

End US $ for Oppression of Palestinians

Jul 15 09:28

THE SELF DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL

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

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Jul 15 09:25

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

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

Jul 15 07:14

Israeli expert says Iron Dome defence is a hoax

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

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

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

Jul 15 07:11

Congress again snorts 'Israel dust' on Gaza

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

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

Jul 15 07:07

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 15 07:02

Once Again, Israel is Defeated

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

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

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

Jul 15 06:39

SAFA IMAGES - Gaza Under Attack

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Jul 15 06:16

Israel approves, Hamas rejects Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

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

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

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

Jul 15 05:58

Gaza Under Attack, day 7 photo story

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

Jul 14 16:55

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

Jul 14 16:45

Paris: Pro israel provocations before taking cover in synagogue

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

New video of the event posted today:

Jul 14 11:45

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

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

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

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Let's review the timetable.

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 11:30

US gives weapons to Israel to attack Gaza: Iran

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 11:28

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

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

Jul 14 11:05

Israel v. Gaza: The Big Picture

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

All 6 Former Israeli Security Chiefs Slam Occupation of Palestine

Holocaust Survivors Criticize Israeli Policy Towards Palestinians

War in Gaza = War Over Natural Gas?

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

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

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

Jul 14 09:48

Arab League urges immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza

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

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This attack is a PR disaster for Israel.

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

Jul 14 09:33

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2014

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If it walks like a Nazi...

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Jul 14 09:30

TODAY’S TOONS ~~ THE ROCKY HORROR GAZA SHOW

Images ‘Copyleft’ by Carlos Latuff

The Rocky Horror Show Called Israel …

Jul 14 09:29

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

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

Jul 14 09:21

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

Jul 14 08:33

Pro-Palestinian march turns violent in Paris, synagogue attacked

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 08:31

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility is bombed

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

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

Two of her fellow residents were not so lucky.

Jul 14 08:29

Blood for gas: Why Bibi is punishing Gaza

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

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

Jul 14 08:26

Arab League demands protection for Gaza

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

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

Jul 14 08:19

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

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

Jul 14 08:12

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip UPDATE VIDEO

Jul 14 07:32

Thousands of civilians flee Gaza, Palestinian death toll surpasses 160

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 07:29

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

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Jul 14 07:27

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 07:25

'Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans'

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 07:21

Christie Blames Obama in Part for Mideast Unrest

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

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

Jul 14 07:19

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 07:14

BEX ALERT - HAMAS: Imminent Menace to Palestine

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

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

Jul 14 07:11

Israel military says it has shot down drone along southern coastline

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

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

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

Jul 14 07:09

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

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

Jul 14 07:06

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 14 07:04

Swastika banner flies over New York beaches

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

Jul 13 13:26

Israeli lynch mob hunting for Arabs

Jul 13 13:24

On Israeli Defeat And The Future of Jewish Politics

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

Jul 13 11:30

A short introduction about occupied Palestine

Jul 13 10:31

ALL OF GAZA IS NOW ON DEATH ROW

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

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

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

Jul 13 10:12

THE WORLD STANDS WITH GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

Worldwide protests against Israeli attack on Gaza

Jul 13 10:00

Palestine 1896

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

Jul 13 09:56

Netanyahu vows 'any means necessary' to stop Hamas

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

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Jul 13 09:44

Sydney Jewish leader chided for Hamas ‘war crimes’ remark

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

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

Jul 13 09:21

APPEAL FROM AN ISRAELI WITH A CONSCIENCE

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

Jul 13 09:18

URGENT APPEAL FOR ACTION FROM THE PEOPLE OF GAZA

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

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

Jul 13 09:09

PROPHETIC 'FLASHBACK' ARTICLE TO SEPTEMBER 2013!

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

Jul 13 08:38

Hamas denies rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon

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

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

Jul 13 07:47

If Americans Knew

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation.

It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

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Jul 13 07:45

ISRAEL'S CONTINUING GENOCIDE AND PARTNERS IN CRIME CAPTURED IN ONE PICTURE

Jul 13 07:26

FLASHBACK - Unity Agreement Evokes Israeli-U.S. Threats

“In addition, Israel will respond to unilateral Palestinian action with a series of measures.”

And what, pray tell, would those responses be?

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The usual Israeli response; A lie, a provocation, followed by total war while screaming "We are only defending ourselves!"

Jul 13 07:20

Pro-Palestine protests across Norway

Thousands turned out in Oslo and Trondheim to show their support for Palestine on Friday.

Jul 13 07:19

Swedes protest over Gaza bombings

Israeli commandos launched ground operation in Gaza on Sunday as the fighting between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers widened in its sixth day. In Sweden, demonstrations have been held in support of the people of Gaza and politicians have called for a de-escalation in the violence.

Jul 13 07:09

List of the 176 Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Killed Since Tuesday

The following is a list of the 176 Palestinians killed by Israeli air bombardment since Tuesday, July 8th. This list is being updated regularly. Approximately 1120 have been injured, dozens in very serious conditions.

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Let's review the timetable.

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

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

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons. Those who refuse to go along with this farce are denounced as "Anti-Semites" and "Jew Haters"

Jul 13 07:04

Israel continues to TEST their latest war crime illegal weapons by killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza [VIDEO]

Israel has ignored international appeals for a ceasefire and widened its range of Gaza bomb targets to include civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties.

It announced it would hit Gaza with ‘great force’ after already carrying out more than 1,200 airstrikes this week.

Jul 13 06:42

Ha'Aretz - Who needs a peace deal when Israel has Iron Dome?

Why wrack our brains thinking about deep, fundamental questions? And what are the Palestinians griping about?

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A revealing view of the Israeli mindset. As long as the Americans will pay for those $50,000 Iron Dome rockets, Israel doens't need to learn to get along with anyone!

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"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