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Israel's Shame

 
 
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jul, 2014 06:25 pm
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Oralloy said: The blockade is going to be tightened. They will not have any ability to rebuild the tunnels.

I'm sure they'll be able to rustle up a few shovels from somewhere
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jul, 2014 06:41 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
Romeo Fabulini wrote:
I'm sure they'll be able to rustle up a few shovels from somewhere

That won't help them rebuild the tunnels.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2014 04:01 am
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2014 10:53 am
If Israel really wanted to do genocide, they'd nuke Gaza.
That'll probably only happen in the future when Hamas get their hands on nukes themselves and begin toasting Israel.
buttflake
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2014 11:04 am
@Romeo Fabulini,

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If Israel really wanted to do genocide, they'd nuke Gaza.


Now you are talking. Israels military is superior to all in the Middle East, and most of the world. If they wanted to kill all the Palestinians they would be dead.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 3 Aug, 2014 04:34 pm
@Wilso,
Wilso wrote:
http://i62.tinypic.com/vpf2ti.jpg

It sounds as if the guy is not up on his facts.

He knows that Israel is accused of genocide. And he knows that Israel is in reality doing nothing wrong. But he does not know enough to articulate an effective rebuttal.

Instead of saying "genocide is not a crime" he should have said "Israel is not in any way committing genocide".
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sat 9 Aug, 2014 04:38 pm
(Ismael Mohamad / United Press International)
448 children killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza, UN says
Submitted by Charlotte Silver on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 18:22

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Palestinian children wounded in an Israeli air strike lay on a bed at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, 8 August. (Abed Rahim Khatib / APA images)

The 72-hour ceasefire had barely expired when Israeli airstrikes on Gaza resumed on Friday.

As Israel claimed it is targeting “terror sites,” its first victim was a 10-year-old child in Gaza City. Ibrahim Dawawsa, 10, was killed while playing with some friends in the yard of a mosque close to his home, when a missile ended his life and injured his two young friends.

During the nearly month-long military offensive on Gaza prior to the short ceasefire, Israel killed 448 children and injured 2,502, according to United Nations’ estimates. As of 8 August, the death toll in Gaza had reached 1,922.
Death toll rose even when bombing stopped

During each day of the ceasefire, the UN’s estimate of the number of children killed rose, as fieldworkers were able to recover the bodies of those killed—some buried in the rubble for weeks. One of the most serious incidents the UN discovered during the first 24 hours of the ceasefire was the badly decomposed bodies of eight members of the Wahdan family, left under a destroyed home in Beit Hanoun.

The dead, which included three children under the age of 15, four women and two people over 60, are believed to have been killed by an airstrike soon after the Israeli ground invasion on 18 July. Al Mezan Center for Human Rights listed the names of the killed, which includes two-year-old, Ghena Younis Saqr; Hussein Hatim, 9; Ahmed Hatim, 13; Zeinab Hatim, 22; Somoud Hatim, 22; Baghdad Hatim, 51; Suad Ahmed, 65; and Zaki Abdel, 67.

Defence for Children International-Palestine, an independent child-rights organization, is in the process of identifying and verifying each child killed in Gaza; thus far, the international organization has confirmed the deaths of 241 children.

on Twitter

181 children confirmed killed in #Gaza & 70 cases being investigated by @DCIPalestine as #Israeli assault continues. pic.twitter.com/9ESbag4RTd
— Defence for Children (@DCIPalestine) August 2, 2014

Siblings killed together

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In many of DCI-Palestine’s documented cases, children are killed while in their homes or attempting to flee to safety. Often, cases describe several young siblings or cousins killed together at once.

on Twitter

Israeli drone killed 5 kids from one family on Aug 1 after they fled home that had been struck by drone missiles http://t.co/tcjbSkH943
— Defence for Children (@DCIPalestine) August 7, 2014

In one example, on 29 July, six children between the ages of four months and five years, were killed by an Israeli missile in the al-Bureij refugee camp: from the Jabr family, siblings Leen Anwar Mohammad Abu Jabr, 3; Salma, 1; Mohammad Raed Mohammad Abu Jabr, 3; Sama, 1; Tuqa Salah Khalil Abu Isa, 4 months; and their cousin Hala Ahmad Hamdan Abu Jabr, 5, were all killed in one strike.

During this same attack, a pregnant woman had a miscarriage.

In another case, a single Israeli missile killed everyone inside a three-story building near Khan Younis, including 19 children between the ages of one and 16 years old.



A Palestinian boy amid houses ruined by Israeli strikes in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, 9 August. (Ashraf Amra / APA images)

UN OCHA asserted that Israel’s targeting of nearly 1,000 civilian homes “raise[s] serious concerns about the targeting of civilians and civilian objects and the launching of indiscriminate attacks.”

While celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday on 28 July, Hind Imad Qadoura, 11, her brother Yousef, 10 and their cousin Mohammad Musa Marzouq Elwan, 4, were killed when Israel shelled their home in Jabaliya.
But there is no single story that tells how Israel has killed children.

Hazem Naim Mohammed Aqel, who DCI-Palestine describes as an orphan, was killed by a drone missile on 23 July when he went with his cousin to the grocery store in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

On 29 July, Mohammad Abdul-Nasser Mohammad al-Ghandour, 15, was hit by a piece of shrapnel from an strike on agricultrual land in Beit Lahia, killing him instantly.

Ibrahim Moatasem Ibrahim Kloub, 4, was playing on his balcony with his mother, when a drone missile flew into his family’s home, killing him and seriously injuring his mother.

These are just a few of the hundreds of child deaths that are being carefully documented by human rights organizations.
Dangers for pregnant women

The situation for pregnant women is particularly dire. Out of the estimated forty-six thousand pregnant women in Gaza, ten thousand are displaced. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reports that 160 deliveries take place each day. The Israeli assault has caused a marked increase in premature births:

Women are giving birth under increasingly difficult conditions. Maternity clinics have been closed, as are a number of private maternity centers. Other facilities are overstrained. In some, maternity beds are being used to serve the wounded. Shifa Hospital has reported a 15 to 20 per cent increase in premature births, which are linked to the stress of hostilities. Home deliveries are reportedly on the rise, increasing the risks for women and their babies.

The UN estimates that around 373,000 children are in need of immediate psychosocial support, observing that surviving children are “showing symptoms of increasing distress, including bed wetting, clinging to parents and nightmares.”

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A Palestinian boy who is among hundreds of thousands of displaced Gaza residents poses for a photo at a UN school being used as a temporary shelter in Gaza City, 7 August.
(Ezz Al-Zanoon / APA images)

Olivia Watson, an advocacy officer with DCI-Palestine, warned of the long-term costs for surviving children in Gaza in the Israeli publication +972 Magazine:

For the children who manage to escape physical injury, the psychological effects of this latest operation will be hidden, but severe and resounding. Many have lost one or both parents, or other family members. Some have lost their entire extended families. All have experienced violence, fear and instability at close quarters.

Lists of fatalities… obscure the reality that awaits Palestinian children in Gaza. Those who survive will emerge to find their previous lives almost unrecognizable, as the families, schools, hospitals and mosques that framed their world are systematically destroyed.
buttflake
 
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Reply Sat 9 Aug, 2014 05:50 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
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Lists of fatalities… obscure the reality that awaits Palestinian children in Gaza. Those who survive will emerge to find their previous lives almost unrecognizable, as the families, schools, hospitals and mosques that framed their world are systematically destroyed.


Their families who sent them to the schools and the mosques to learn how to hate? That won't change. It is what they live for, and what they are forced to die for.

Islam is a hateful ideology and it is behind all of this.
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buttflake
 
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Reply Sat 9 Aug, 2014 05:54 pm

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Note to the left and media: ISIS and Hamas are terrorists, not militants

http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2014/08/09/note-left-media-isis-hamas-terrorists-militants/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FireAndreaMitchell+%28Fire+Andrea+Mitchell!+Exposing+Liberal+bias+cause+the+MSM+doesn%27t+have+to.%29
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Please, just stop already! Militants don’t behead people for being Christian, terrorists do!

The problem here is that the media is every bit the terrorist sympathizer as Obama. That’s just what the American progressive liberal Democrats have become. It’s been that way ever since 9/11.
Calling these scumbag terrorists ‘militants’ is an insult to actual militants. They are terrorist, no ifs, ands or buts about it.
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buttflake
 
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Reply Sat 9 Aug, 2014 06:41 pm
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 9 Aug, 2014 07:48 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
Romeo Fabulini wrote:
Like I said, muslim Pakistan has had nukes for ages, but their regime is friendly towards the west



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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 06:07 am
Let me put it another way- Pakistan is a muslim country so they hate the West as much as any other muslim country, BUT we're paying their regime truckloads of cash in the form of "foreign aid" to keep them sweet..Smile
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 07:29 am

How Israel Used Its Own Civilians as Human Shields While Assaulting Gaza
Israel's military is enmeshed in civilian society.


Throughout the ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip, perhaps no phrase has featured as prominently or persistently in the lexicon of Israeli propaganda as “human shields.” Repeated in stentorian fashion by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a heavily regimented army of 10,000 public relations flacks, the phrase has been ruthlessly deployed to shield Israel from responsibility for the bloodbath it has caused in Gaza. Israel has killed 1,800 civilians in a matter of weeks, including some 430 children, but it was Hamas that forced them to do it.

Like so many Zionist accusations against Palestinian society (“They only understand force,” “They teach their children to hate,” “They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”) the human shields slander is a projection. Israel is the most militarized society on earth, with soldiers and military installations honeycombed throughout its civil society. With full military conscription for all men and women and reserve duty required for all Jews until they reach their 40s, Jewish Israelis alternate constantly between the role of civilian and soldier, blurring the line between the two.

Within one of Tel Aviv’s most densely populated neighborhoods sits Ha’Kirya, the army’s headquarters, a gigantic complex of monolithic buildings that house the offices where attacks on Gaza are planned. The uniformed officers and soldiers who work inside take lunch in the cafes and shop in the malls surrounding their offices, embedding themselves among the civilian population. A military base is nestled in the middle of the campus of Haifa University while Hebrew and Tel Aviv Universities offer military officers free tuition, encouraging their enrollment and allowing them to carry weapons on campus. It is hard to find a henhouse, flophouse, or fieldhouse anywhere in Israel without some kind of military presence.

In an editorial for the Israeli daily, Yedioth Aharonot, veteran Israeli military advisor Giora Eiland argued in favor of collectively punishing Gaza’s civilian population. “In order to guarantee our interests versus the other side’s demands, we must avoid the artificial, wrong and dangerous distinction between the Hamas people, who are ‘the bad guys,’ and Gaza's residents, which are allegedly ‘the good guys.’”

Naturally, Eiland failed to consider the terrible implications of eliminating the distinction between civilians and the armed factions that move among them: If his logic were inverted to apply to Israeli society, where civilians are soldiers and soldiers are civilians, almost every Jewish Israeli citizen could be considered a legitimate target.

Most vulnerable among the Jewish Israeli public are residents of the communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Many of these working class development towns and kibbutzim were planted during the 1950s in place of the Palestinians who had just been forcibly expelled. In al-Majdal Asqalan, now known as Ashkelon, Jewish immigrants from the Middle East were literally trucked in to replace the Palestinians who had been held within a barbed wire enclosure before being outcasted to Gaza. Today, these largely neglected communities form a human wall against the demographic threat tucked behind a high-tech cordon sanitaire just to their south.

Not only do Israel’s southern communities exist under the threat of rocket and mortar attacks from those they displaced, they are routinely used as shelters and temporary bases by the Israeli army.

Renan Raz, a 26-year-old waiter and anti-occupation activist now living in Tel Aviv, remembers the anguish he experienced when the army arrived in Dorot, the southern kibbutz where he was born and raised. It was the height of Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli assault that left over 1400 Palestinian Gazans dead, mostly civilians, between December 2008 and January 2009.

“Most of the days soldiers were fighting in the Gaza Strip in the morning and in the evening they were coming back to our kibbutz, bringing their weapons there, they were sleeping there, and sometimes they were practicing [military drills] in the fields, in the kibbutz grass — they were hiding there and making plans,” Raz told me. “The way I saw it, they were using us as human shields.”

Raz recalled, “We were right on the border of the Gaza Strip and they were practicing in the fields with weaponry, whether it’s with their rifle or armored vehicles. I could hear explosions [from the fields] while they were practicing and maybe even shooting things into Gaza.”

“We are a sick military society,” he continued. “You can’t say Hamas is using their civilians as a human shield when it’s obvious that our army is using all of us as human shields. And those of us who live near the Gaza Strip are definitely the biggest human shields.”

Raz remembers being almost alone in raising questions about the presence of the soldiers. “People were so happy, they were really proud of them. Each day after they came out of the Gaza Strip, in the [kibbutz] dining room, if it was lunch or dinner, there was food waiting for them,” he said. “They came into our houses and used our showers and relaxed there. People wrote letters to them after they left the kibbutz thanking them for risking their lives for us. Not only in the kibbutz but all over Israel they are seen as the most sacred thing. People treat them as angels, as people who put their own lives at risk so civilians can live at peace.”

Having already refused army service in defiance of his country’s militarist ethos, Raz turned solidly against the attack on Gaza. “Whenever there was a rocket alarm, all the people around me were shouting, Death to leftists! and Death to Arabs! And I just wanted to have a better life for everyone. I don’t want to be intimidated by the rockets but I also don’t want the people in Gaza to be bombed and massacred for no reason. I realized that this is the oppressed and the oppressor — it wasn’t self-defense.”

During the current assault on Gaza, Israeli forces have returned to the communities surrounding Gaza to bivouac and stage attacks. However, the fear of “terror tunnels” and rockets has led many of the local residents to flee, leaving virtual ghost towns in their wake.

In a recorded message broadcast on July 29 by al-Aqsa television, Izzedin al-Qassam Brigades general commander Mohammad Daif declared that Gaza fighters were exclusively targeting active duty Israeli military personnel and avoiding attacks on civilians. So far, the Qassam Brigades have killed 65 Israeli soldiers, two Israeli civilians, one Thai worker, and wounded a kibbutz owl.

Max Blumenthal is a senior writer for AlterNet, and the author of Goliath and Republican Gomorrah (Basic/Nation Books, 2009). Find him on Twitter at @MaxBlumenthal.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 07:33 am
@Wilso,
Your point? That the truth didn't fit the narrative so they removed the truth? Because that's what happened.
buttflake
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 11:17 am
@bobsal u1553115,
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Hillary Clinton: Hamas responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza


That should take care of any doubt you have. After all she is your new leader. Laughing

http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/Hillary-Clinton-Hamas-responsible-for-civilian-deaths-in-Gaza-370637
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buttflake
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 11:24 am
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Religion of Peace: ISIS ‘Militants’ Execute 500 Yazidis, Bury Others Alive, Kidnap 300 Women as Slaves

Hamas is the same as these terrorists. They simply do not have the power. If they did you would see the same happen in Israel.

How long until people see Islam for what it really is? The stupidity and cowardice is a disgrace.
http://www.jammiewf.com/2014/religion-of-peace-isis-militants-execute-500-yazidis-bury-others-alive-kidnap-300-women-as-slaves/
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