War on Gaza costing Israeli economy to lose almost $1 billion so far

PRODUCTION, TOURISM & DAMAGES
While the Americans donate billions in military hardware and foreign aid funds, still Israel cannot cope with the costs of the recent genocidal project on Gaza. Losses in terms of military outlay are enormous and the military will want more shekels. Losses in tourism are very large because no one wants to be there right now. Losses in production are enormous because factories in the South are closed, people in the South have moved northward and are demanding financial compensation from the government. Trade is down over 40%, and at least one country has announced a full boycott, while Chile has suspended trade. Ministers of parliament in various countries are also raising the issue of formal boycotts. And Israel’s economic situation is not going to get any better, which is why now is the perfect time to start boycotting not only goods made in Israel and its illegal colonies in Palestine, but any company that sells goods made by Israelis (and services, too). Exert pressure in the weakest points to effect serious change because all the protests around the world aren’t doing anything to force the Jewish military state to stop its onslaught of Gaza or oppression in the ‘West Bank.’ Continue reading War on Gaza costing Israeli economy to lose almost $1 billion so far

Fance may ban Jewish terrorist group

JDL ALREADY DESIGNATED AS TERRORISTS IN US
When a group bombs, intimidates, assassinates people it doesn’t like, that’s properly called terrorism. But some places have hesitated to call out Jews when they commit terrorist acts or Jewish organisations that commit terrorism. The JDL has been designated as a terrorist organisation in the United States and France may be the next country to properly call out Jewish terrorism. Continue reading Fance may ban Jewish terrorist group

Mass arrests in al-Khalil, East al-Quds

LOSING IN GAZA, UPRISING IN WEST BANK
“Israel” certainly has its hands full. It’s losing in Gaza and the Palestinians in the ‘West Bank’ are rising up in defiance of the occupiers and oppressors. So its continuing the campaign of mass arrests in order to deter further vocal popular support for fellow Palestinians in Gaza, and to punish those who do so. Of course this strategy is unbelievably stupid, but that is no comfort to those who enter the Kafkaesque ‘administrative detention’ inside “Israeli” prisons. The uprising will continue. Continue reading Mass arrests in al-Khalil, East al-Quds

Israel: Lies, lies always lies even when proof emerges

STANDARD ISRAELI BEHAVIOUR – LIE & DENY
Consistent with its long-standing propaganda (“hasbara” in Hebrew), Israel lies. It always lies, it always denies. When photo or video or physical evidence of its malfeasance emerges, it claims it will ‘investigate’ itself. No surprise that it nearly always finds no wrongdoing on the part of its military or police when it comes to abusing Palestinians or breaking international laws. But those lies aren’t working any more and the world is starting to see it very clearly, now that it is being exposed for the dysfunctional, irrelevant, and reprehensible entity that it really is. Continue reading Israel: Lies, lies always lies even when proof emerges

Limited military achievements, rising costs: Israel fatigued

NOT PREPARED, CANNOT WIN
As has been mentioned several times before, Israel is inherently weak and its weakness is being laid bare before the world. It’s weakness is not only military, but economic as well. And its true ugly face of its rotting, racist and ethno-supremacist society. The “pretty face” mask of Israel is falling away and it’s true ugliness being revealed to the world. The Jews in Israel are angry: at the world for not allowing total genocide and unfettered aggression, at the fact that their military is losing, that their economy is being targeted by boycotts, that they have to “suffer” in their bomb shelters and cannot enjoy the oppression of Palestinians without cost. Those costs are rising daily. And the realities are causing friction between the military part of the government and the political part. Continue reading Limited military achievements, rising costs: Israel fatigued

Gaza resistance update: Israel now feeling the pain

SHOE ON OTHER FOOT: 9 KIBBUTZIM WITHOUT POWER
Just a quick update on resistance efforts:

  • Assembly of tanks East of Zaytoun was bombarded, one tank destroyed.
  • Volley of rockets fired at Tel Aviv, Kiryat Gat, Sderot, Beer Sheba.
  • One person wounded in Kiryat Gat.
Channel 2 - damage in TA and Kiryat Gat from resistance rockets 31 July
Channel 2 – damage in TA and Kiryat Gat from resistance rockets 31 July
  • Power is out in 9 Kibbutzim (Communist communities) due to a resistance rocket hitting a power station
  • [And now the Jews in Israel will feel a fraction of the pain Gazans feel, with 5 days of no power, and 1 year needed just to repair the power station.]
  • al-Qassam has captured a “soldier” when he left his tank at Mt. Sourani.

Hamas fighters kill dozens of Israeli soldiers

TOY “SOLDIERS” NO MATCH FOR RESISTANCE
You can train monkeys to do various things. But teens with gun, even trained, are no match for Palestinian resistance. Israel sent it’s “best” into Gaza, the Golani Brigade, and was thoroughly thrashed and utterly humiliated. They have not learned, are emotional and un-tested, and are losing. Badly. Every attempted incursion is met with deaths and injuries. Continue reading Hamas fighters kill dozens of Israeli soldiers

Playing both ends – expand invasion, ask for ceasefire

SCHIZOPHRENIC TALMUDIC STATE HAS ALREADY LOST
Although it seems insane, it’s quite the Talmudic method of behaviour and negotiation: ask for something you want while appearing to do the opposite. Israel is losing: “soldiers,” equipment, enormous amounts of money in its economy, and international support. And despite the braggadocio of its leaders, it desperately needs a ceasefire. So the prime minister approached the American Secretary of State John Kerry and asked him to procure one, albeit one in which the Jewish military state gets to continue to oppress Gaza and continue the siege. At the same time, the cabinet was meeting and decided to call up 16000 additional reservists for a total of 86000 “soldiers” to widen the invasion of Gaza. Because 70000 clearly isn’t enough. It has admitted defeat. Continue reading Playing both ends – expand invasion, ask for ceasefire

Gaza: Death toll hits 1400 including whole families, 8000+ wounded

These are the names that have been confirmed by medical sources in Gaza. Over 8000 have been injured, with some losing limbs and others disabled for life. The majority of the wounded are children, according to the Ministry of Health, and according to the UN, the majority are civilians. All of the casualties listed below are victims of Israeli bombs dropped on Gaza.

The running list of Gazans martyred (standard word for those killed) is here, updated daily. . For photos and information about these real people, with families and lives, visit humanizepalestine.org Continue reading Gaza: Death toll hits 1400 including whole families, 8000+ wounded

Karama al-Hashlamon found burned to death near Hebron

MORE VICIOUS JEWISH TERRORISM
This is not an aberration. it is not the first time. There have been multiple kidnapping attempts by vengeful Jews [and see here, here and here] in order to maim, torture and kill Palestinians out of impotent rage that their military is inferior to Palestinian resistance. Continue reading Karama al-Hashlamon found burned to death near Hebron

Gaza Day 24, Israel’s accomplishments

HOW PROUD ISRAEL MUST FEEL!

In 24 days, Israel has:

Killed 1361 people:
166 women
315 children
822 elderly women
58 elderly men

Wounded 7680 people:
1529 women
2307 children
3557 elderly women
287 elderly men

Destroyed buildings:
93 mosques
8637 homes
153 educational facilities
175 services buildings

Additional travesties:

200000 displaced people
killed 65 journalists/press
committed 67 massacres
killed 52 medical workers, including medics

Gaza Live Blog: As darkness falls, so do the bombs

Typically the bombs fall faster and harder at night, partly to create more fear, and partially to hide the extent of the war crimes. Out of sight, and all that. I will post updates here as I monitor the situation in Gaza, from people who are there. I promise it will be shorter than last night’s! All times are approximate local times. Continue reading Gaza Live Blog: As darkness falls, so do the bombs

World getting fed up: Israel declared a terrorist state

CONDEMNATION AND SCORN ON BARBARIANS
The barbarity ans savagery of the genocidal campaign on Gaza has not escaped notice. While Western governments, notably in the EU and of course the Americans are in thrall to zionists, Latin America is not. They have condemned in no uncertain terms the disgusting carnage that is not only inflicted by the Jewish military state, but cheered by its Jewish citizenry. Finally, it has been declared what it truly is: a terrorist state. Continue reading World getting fed up: Israel declared a terrorist state

Israel’s goal in Gaza: irreparable damage, unlivable

NOT ABOUT TUNNELS OR ROCKETS, NEVER WAS
I’m not sure how many commentaries I have read about the genocidal project in Gaza, but none have made the connections to the true aim of Israel. Sure, some have discussed targeting civilians, infrastructure and so on, but not the real goal. Israel cannot any longer claim it is about rockets – their main airport was shut down and they wept and wailed about how safe it is to fly into it. It can no longer claim it is about tunnels, since all the targets have been civilian and above ground. It isn’t about a political party, Hamas, either. It is also not just about domination, revenge or oppression. It cannot actually kill every Gazan, nor can it deport them. But it can make Gaza utterly irreparable, unable to support the almost 2 million souls who live there. Continue reading Israel’s goal in Gaza: irreparable damage, unlivable

Gaza: Red Crescent building attacked

TARGETING FIRST RESPONDERS
Civil infrastructure, schools, hospitals/clinics/disabled and elder-care facilities, mosques and churches, graveyards and now the Red Crescent has been attacked by the genocidal maniacs in American-donated F16s. In their determination to make Gaza unlivable and irreparable, it has created beyond crisis condition in the healthcare system, water system and internally displaced persons. Now it is targeting healthcare persons and offices. Continue reading Gaza: Red Crescent building attacked

Video: Israel bombs 6th UN school in Gaza

30 July, 2014 Al Jazeera: Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 19 people and wounding scores.Christopher Gunness, the UNRWA’s spokesman, said the attack was a “source of universal shame” and blamed Israeli forces.Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab reports from Gaza.

Gaza: Israel still bombing during ‘ceasefire’

NOT REALLY A CEASEFIRE THEN IS IT?
The invaders have bombed three residential towers during its so-called ‘ceasefire’: Al -Jondi, Dawoud and Al-Helo, in addition to its new massacre in the crowded market in Shujaiya, which has resulted in many traumatic limb amputations. 7 have been murdered in Khan Younis, 4 of which are from the same family.
Names of some of the dead in Khan Younis: 1. Abdullah Fayaz Fayyaz, 23; 2-soel valid safety 23; 3. Ibrahim Yousef Al-Astal, 35.

Israeli artillery shelling targets Alnusierat and Alburij refugee camps.

5 members of al-Batsh family have been killed, that’s the one that already had 20 killed. Mr. al-Batsh was the police chief.

Death toll rises to 1322, injuries top 7500.

Resistance has responded to IOF aggression by targeting configurations of tanks near Shujaiya (killed some and wounded other “soldiers”), as well as Mt. Surani, east of Jabiliya, and karem Abu Salem. 3 invader “soldiers” have been killed, 25 injured (per invader’s media). They will continue to stop the invaders, protect Gaza and cause very high mortality and damage to the invading “soldiers” and their oppressive, occupying state.

Gaza: New massacre at Shujaiya

ATTACKED CROWDED MARKET DURING ‘CEASEFIRE’
During the so-called ‘ceasefire’ Israel has diabolically attacked a crowded market in Shujaiya, killing at least 17, wounding 160+ others. When civil defense and ambulances arrived, it shelled the market again! This is a war crime. Continue reading Gaza: New massacre at Shujaiya

When is a ceasefire not a ceasefire?

When is a ceasefire not a ceasefire? When you continue firing. “Israel” declared a unilateral 4-hour ceasefire 30 July, except in areas “where IDF is currently operating” but the invaders promptly violated their own ceasefire by targeting and attacking a group of civilians in the North of Gaza. Just as a reminder, the invaders have declared 44% of the Gaza Strip as off-limits, and has bombed 6 UNRWA schools to which those citizens of Gaza living in that 44% have fled. Pure evil.

Gaza: Death toll over 1200 including whole families, over 7000 wounded

SAVAGE MURDER CONTINUES
These are the names that have been confirmed by medical sources in Gaza. Over 7000 have been injured, 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.

The running list of Gazans martyred (standard word for those killed) is here, updated daily. For photos and information about these real people, with families and lives, visit humanizepalestine.org Continue reading Gaza: Death toll over 1200 including whole families, over 7000 wounded

UNRWA school shelter bombing: it was no mistake

NO LIES WILL SUFFICE THIS TIME
“Didn’t know it was a school sheltering civilians”? No. “Didn’t know it was there”? No. “Errant ‘khamas’ missile”? No. None of the lies and excuses so often put forward by Israel will suffice. No one believes them any more. In fact, the “precision” about which it has boasted is now an indictment on its intent to commit war crimes. It was given the precise coordinates to the UNRWA school in Jabiliya at total of seventeen times. The Jewish military state targeted and attacked it intentionally, and precisely. This makes the fifth sixth school it has precisely targeted and attacked. Continue reading UNRWA school shelter bombing: it was no mistake

MSF: Patching up torture victims in an open-air prison

DOCTORS TELL THE TRUTH WHEN GOVERNMENTS WON’T
Governments in thrall to zionism or blackmailed into support by the American NSA kindly giving all raw data to Israel, hold back when the Jewish military state commits wanton destruction and war crimes in Gaza. But doctors don’t have those constraints. And doctors are horrified by this ugly situation in “the world’s largest open-air prison.”  Médicins Sans Frontières has relayed this in stark, honest fashion. Continue reading MSF: Patching up torture victims in an open-air prison

Did you miss it? al-Qassam televised statement, video, photos

PUT THE ENEMY ON NOTICE, TOY SOLDIERS LOSING
“When you are strong, appear weak. When weak, appear strong,” says Sun Tzu. Certain persons have studied this and it is obvious the enemy Jewish military state has not! Its inherent weakness is being laid bare for all to see. It sends in toy “soldiers” to fight men, and it cannot win, so it takes revenge on women and children and elderly. It is dishonourable and despicable. But the people’s resistance, al-Qassam and other factions fight with honour – they fight only the enemy “soldiers” not civilians, even when they have the chance to do so. There was a televised statement by Mohammad Deif, commander of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, at 10 p.m. local time with a lot of surprises! What follows is a translation (thanks to Ahmad Nimer, @ANimer), a video and some photos. Continue reading Did you miss it? al-Qassam televised statement, video, photos

Gaza: destruction statistics

HORRIBLE DESTRUCTION IN NUMBERS
Since the beginning of the Jewish military state’s genocidal campaign against Gaza in which it has performed 40.000 “raids” and dropped more tonnes of explosives than in the entire Vietnam War, it has destroyed:

Power grid:
power plant and fuel tank,
at least 15 power lines
Water/Sanitation:
Sewage treatment plant
Numerous water lines and water tanks
Communications
Mobile network (Jawwal)

Ministry of Finance building destroyed
Ministry of Agriculture building destroyed
Ministry of Interior
2 branches of Islamic National Bank (Gaza City, and Khan Younis)

Gaza port and many fishing boats

  • 7500 houses destroyed
  • 74 mosques levelled
  • 170 organisations destroyed
  • 152 educational institutions destroyed

Healthcare facilities/personnel: (as of 27 July)

  • 6 hospitals and 10 PHC clinics were damaged,
  • 34 health facilities were closed,
  • 12 ambulances were damaged,
  • 38 health personnel injured,
  • 2 pharmacists,
  • 3 paramedics,
  • 1 assistant pharmacist,
  • 1 Labs and blood bank manager.
  • 1 nurse,
  • 1 administration manager died after Israeli airstrikes hit sites in their immediate vicinity / nearby land

Media (from IFJ):

  • al-Shorouq building (Al-Aqsa TV station, in the Alnaser neighbourhood of Gaza)
  • Al-Aqsa radio station (in the El-Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood in northern Gaza.)
  • National Media agency – the offices were destroyed
  • Wattan Radio station – the offices were destroyed
  • Aljazeera TV Channel – bullets were fired at the offices and staff were forced to evacuate

The media workers who have been killed are: (as of 25 July)

  • Hamid Shehab, who worked for 24 Media, and was killed by a rocket while driving a car in the Gaza Strip area on the night of 9 July. The car was parked outside Shehab’s house when it was hit and it was clearly marked as a press vehicle.
  • Mohammed Smirir, who worked for Gaza Now website, and was killed in an Israeli war jet bombardment on Deir Albalah town, south of the Gaza Strip on 11 July.
  • Khaled Hamed, 25, who worked for Ray News Agency, and was shot dead while covering Israeli military operations in the Shochaeyah Gaza neighbourhood on Sunday 20 July.
  • Abdurrahman Abu Hina, who worked for Alkitab TV, and was killed by an Israeli bomb which destroyed his house on 23 July. His brother and grandfather were also killed in the attack.

Other media workers who have suffered injuries include:

  • Ziad Awad, who worked for Nabaa News Agency, and was hit in the head by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Mahmoud Alloh, who worked for Wattan Radio Station, and was hit in the chest by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Sami Thabit, who worked for Palestine Today TV, and was hit in the chest by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Anas Abu Meiliq, who worked for Anadol News Agency, and was hit in the leg by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Ahmad Shayah, who worked for Alkitab TV and Media Town Agency, and was hit in the face by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Mohammed Masharawi, who worked for Media Town Agency, and was hit in the hand by shrapnel while working in the field.
  • Suhair Kharaz, a female journalist who worked for the Ray News Agency, and was hit in the shoulder and leg by shrapnel while in her house which was destroyed.

Citizens of Gaza:

  • 1210+ dead, mainly civilians
  • 7000+ wounded
  • 215000 displaced, (1 in 5 people)

Economy:
$3 billion lost from Gaza’s meagre economy as of 22 July
Agriculture (as of 17 July – Arabic): $24 million

Dear Israel, The mask is off and people know

RIGHTS ACTIVIST PUTS ISRAEL ON NOTICE
Gazan citizens, activists in Gaza as well as international reporters have posted harrowing accounts of their experiences, or interviews with those affected. It is getting to the point where the reporters themselves are having harrowing accounts, unlike in conflicts past, where they could be respected by the laws of war (and not be targeted as in Gaza by the invaders), where they could maintain a cool detachment and convey horrors in a dispassionate way. This time, in Gaza, it’s different. It’s different because of the sheer malice, sheer brutality, sheer aggressive casting-aside of all laws and social norms by the invaders. Now, even the reporters are horrified by what they see, some breaking down on-air. This is why the Jewish military state has so aggressively destroyed the power grid in Gaza. Irishwoman Elaine Bradley is working as a human rights activist in Palestine, who wrote the following report. Continue reading Dear Israel, The mask is off and people know

Gaza: UNOCHA Emergency Situation Report 29 July

29 July, 2014
The Gaza emergency enters its fourth week amidst a severe deterioration in the humanitarian situation. Last night witnessed one of the heaviest Israeli bombardments so far, resulting in dozen of additional civilian fatalities along with widespread destruction of civilian property. An external wall of Shifa, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, was hit and damaged, and another UNRWA staff member was killed, mounting to five UNRWA staff killed so far. Continue reading Gaza: UNOCHA Emergency Situation Report 29 July

Live Updates Gaza: As night falls, intense bombardment resumes

THE NIGHT IS DARK AND FULL OF TERRORS
After revelations confirming that Israel is losing and is the party that desires a ceasefire, its military resumes heavy bombardment of civilians in Gaza. Gun boats are heavily shelling the coast, whilst the North is being pounded by airstrikes. Gaza remains without power, mostly without any water, and in the overflowing shelters, without food either. The Ministry of Interior of Gaza has announced that despite assurances, Egypt has refused for patients with serious complications to have passage through the Rafah crossing.

Day 23 Anadolu infographic
Day 23 Anadolu infographic
Continue reading Live Updates Gaza: As night falls, intense bombardment resumes

Confirmation: Israel’s losing so wants ceasefire to save face

CAN’T TELL THE TRUTH, NO DETERRENCE LEFT
I an others have repeatedly stated that the impetus for the ceasefires has come from Israel because it is losing. It wrote the “Egyptian proposal” while the world ignores the reasonable requirements Hamas put for that are legally consistent with UN Security Council resolutions and international law. Israel has no real other option but to acquire a ceasefire at this point. It has widened the scope of its genocidal project in Gaza, destroyed the civil infrastructures (water, power -including bombing the fuel tanks last night- grid, lines and power plant, sewage treatment, post offices, ministries of finance and agriculture, banks, agricultural land, schools, hospitals and clinics) out of pure spite in order to render Gaza utterly unlivable and ungovernable. And even that vengeful frenzy of destruction has not broken Gazan people or their resistance. The Jewish military state is sustaining heavy losses of its “soldiers” – over 100, though its military censors are keeping that number out of the Israeli and Jewish media) and equipment. Its economy is seriously suffering: trade is down over 40%, billions lost from tourism and manufacturing; Chile suspended all trade and Maldives has formally announced a total boycott. The international condemnation of the Jewish military state is reaching new heights as is its isolation with various governments fielding requests to follow suit. Even the Americans are disgusted. The public is getting, really for the first time, a glimpse of the utter nastiness of the genocidal campaign and seeing Palestinians as people instead of terrorist monsters that eat babies at midnight.

In a 29 July article on the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth it is admitted that the prime minister Netanyahu is the one who is attempting to reach a ceasefire agreement, while attempting at the same time to project the ever-more ridiculous image of strength. Strong countries do not target women and children. This is an admission of defeat: it cannot ever bomb Palestinian resistance into nothingness. Every bomb dropped, every mother and child and grandparent that it murders ensures the resistance becomes stronger. And that strength is real, perhaps not with F16s but inside, where it counts. When one is killed, 50 will rise up in its place, which is what terrifies Israel and its Jewish population, which is why it is targeting women: women bear children; and children: because they grow up remembering the wrongs and will become the resistance when they are old enough.

That is why Israel is already defeated, no matter how much foreign aid the Americans give it.

Death toll of Israeli soldiers on the rise, equipment losses mount

PUBLIC NOT PREPARED FOR LOSSES, DEFEAT
It’s dangerous to believe one’s own propaganda, and the Jewish population in Israel has no other conception. It believes all its own myths and participates in retelling and reinforcing them. And the devastation felt at the deaths of its best “soldiers,” losses of tanks and American-donated fighter jets, serious damage inside their country is quite upsetting. They believed they could ‘eliminate Hamas in 12 days’ but they were wrong. Continue reading Death toll of Israeli soldiers on the rise, equipment losses mount

Gaza: Government buildings attacked, over 30 killed

IF WE CAN’T HAVE GAZA, YOU CAN’T EITHER
So far, banks, media buildings, finance and agriculture ministries, post buildings, power plant and fuel tanks, water lines and sewage treatment facility, the port and the fishing boats, factories including paper box and fizzy drink, mobile towers, football stadium, agricultural land, mosques, hospitals, schools and of course homes have been attacked. The intent is manifold: destroy the ability to have any government, destroy the civil infrastructure to the extent that it will be un-repairable at least while there are Gazans as second or third-time refugees sheltering in UN schools. It is destruction on such a large scale that realistically, it will have to be almost totally evacuated while bulldozers clear debris and repairs are made to the civil infrastructure. That is the ultimate intent: if Israel cannot have Gaza, then Palestinians in Gaza cannot either. Continue reading Gaza: Government buildings attacked, over 30 killed