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Hamas does not equal ISIL, no matter what Israel says

Jewish ad in New York Times attempts to conflate two groups that are nothing alike, somewhat like it attempted to link Hamas and other resistance factions in Gaza with child sacrifice in the Guardian. Both were failures partly because of the “schmaltzy,” conflation and tasteless, juvenile character of both ads, as well as the blatant lies. Hamas, though Islamic in character, bears no resemblance whatsoever with the Mossad/CIA-linked “Islamic State” firstly because the former has no interest outside the borders of historic Palestine, and secondly because its goals and methods are diametrically opposed to the artificial “Islamic State.” Continue reading Hamas does not equal ISIL, no matter what Israel says

Gaza collaborators eliminated to save lives

In most countries execution is the penalty for collaborating with the enemy during wartime. Collaborators are traitors who have the ability to endanger and even kill thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions. In Gaza, where the unemployment, poverty and food insecurity rates are staggering, thanks to the siege and destruction of factories and the economy, “Israel” exploits the hardships it created and dangles food, shekels or even life-saving medical procedures in return for collaboration. And collaboration starts small, but once the person accepts, it is ever-escalating betrayal of not just all Palestinians in Gaza, but in al-Quds/Jerusalem, the ‘West Bank,’ all in the diaspora, all who have been slain by brutal Jewish supremacists, and all Palestinians yet to be born. And this weighs heavily on the minds of most collaborators. They do have opportunities to turn themselves in and receive amnesty. Some do, many don’t. Those who don’t kill their brethren and their brethren’s children. So before recoiling in horror that collaborators are executed, please consider the situation in its totality, and put yourself in the shoes of a Palestinian in Gaza who cannot leave and is forced to endure savage massacres and hardships by the occupier, “Israel.” Continue reading Gaza collaborators eliminated to save lives

Israeli laments lack of inventiveness in torturing Palestine

“Israel” is bemoaning the lack of military victory over Palestinian resistance, despite the mechanised, high-tech American-donated armaments. The armament industry in “Israel” itself is big business. It takes armaments other countries have invented and changes them a bit, repackages them, tests them out of Gaza and then stamps them with “brand Israel.” This has been documented in “The Lab” and has been also published in “Israeli” media. But despite this, it still has no definitive military victory over Gaza, all the destruction of infrastructure and protected facilities notwithstanding. Great frustration is being expressed in the “Israeli” Jewish media that all the methods of torture and destruction of Gazans haven’t weakened Hamas or Palestinians in general and this is due to a “lack of creativity” on behalf of the military. Amazing. Continue reading Israeli laments lack of inventiveness in torturing Palestine

Utter absurdity of requiring Gaza be “disarmed”

“Israel” is considered still the occupying Power of Gaza, though it typically has no “soldiers” stationed inside Gaza Strip. In international law  “Territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army. The occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised.” (Laws of War: Section III, Article 42). A siege: controlling all the ingress/egress, imports and exports, population registry and so on, constitute “effective military control” and therefore occupation. That the occupying power, who regularly assassinates citizens of the territory that it occupies, ‘counts calories,’ works to keep the economy of the territory at a level just above a ‘humanitarian disaster’ and makes war upon it repeatedly would demand that any reconstruction of the infrastructure that it intentionally destroyed, including homes, be linked to total disarmament is out of the Twilight Zone. It is absurd on its face, has no connection to international law and is simply the wish of the occupier to ensure that the population it so occupies is more vulnerable to its predations and more subservient and docile. It is, in a word, madness. Continue reading Utter absurdity of requiring Gaza be “disarmed”

Palestinian resistance: how it evolved

Everything evolves or devolves, and the resistance in Palestine to Jewish domination is no different. It certainly has surprised many in “Israel” and worldwide by its evolution into an organised, highly trained, efficient army. But it was always going to be this way, as long as “Israel” continues to lay siege to Gaza and oppress and dominate Palestine. Now the “Israeli” toy “soldiers” are finding that, like Hezbollah, Palestinian resistance not only fights them but wins each confrontation on the field of battle. This explains why “Israel” prefer to drop bomb and lob artillery from tanks and gun boats. But it is losing even with those mechanical, removed means of causing the death of innocents. Continue reading Palestinian resistance: how it evolved

Is Israel’s goal of turning people against Hamas working?

One goal of “Israel’s” continued ritual slaughterings in Gaza is to make the citizens so miserable that they turn against Hamas and turn towards Fatah. It hoped that it’s siege that deprives the people of so many tiny things, coriander for example, besides human dignity and self-determination that the people will rise up, abandon Hamas and resisting the oppressors and turn to them in love and welcoming instead. And in this latest campaign of utter destruction (implementing the Dahiya doctrine) it hoped to cause such death and misery to accomplish the same. But is it working? Continue reading Is Israel’s goal of turning people against Hamas working?

Gaza: No victory image, only exit image for Israel

When a government set unachievable goals for a military campaign, it necessarily dooms it to failure. Considering that Israel keep changing the reasons it launched the genocidal campaign against Gaza, and the astounding losses racked during it, there is no happy “victory image” that can be sold to the Jewish public. Too many funerals of Jewish “soldiers,” too many equipment losses and not one military success to be had. This has been stated by myself and others several times, and it has been confirmed in the Israeli Jewish press as well. And the most recent time was yesterday. Continue reading Gaza: No victory image, only exit image for Israel

Qassam: We don’t have Israeli soldier, likely killed by shelling

If there is one thing one can count on with Al Qassam Brigades, besides only fighting “soldiers” not women and children, it is that it take responsibility quickly and publicly when it has captured (not “kidnapped”) an enemy soldier. In this case, the Israeli “soldier” is not in its custody and it has no knowledge of his whereabouts. One must therefore conclude one of two things: 1) the “soldier” was killed by Al Qassam or Islamic Jihad fighters, or 2) there was an attempted capture and the Israelis implemented the “Hannibal directive” of killing its “soldier” to avoid his capture. Continue reading Qassam: We don’t have Israeli soldier, likely killed by shelling

Gaza: the Laws of War in context

It is said that “truth is the first casualty of war.” Every war sees propaganda put out by each party for domestic consumption, enemy consumption (comprising an aspect of psychological warfare), and international consumption, and this recent genocidal project is no different. But noticeably absent from any commentary or news reporting is how the Laws of War are being followed or broken. Accusations without evidence simply constitute propaganda, however, there is ample evidence of violations of the Laws of War in this genocidal war on Gaza that Israel call in Hebrew “Operation Strong Cliff.” Continue reading Gaza: the Laws of War in context

Peace is not an option: on Israel’s doomed fate

In fact, peace is terrifying. While that sounds counter-intuitive to everyone else in the world, to the Jews of Israel it makes perfect sense. The status quo ante is fine: ongoing oppression and dispossession of Palestine and its citizens. That is not peace, that is belligerent military occupation, but that is the choice and preferred situation for Israel’s Jews. Not so for Palestinians. For peace to come to both, peace would have to break out, and that is a serious threat to the government of Israel. It was founded in terrorism and war crimes: blood, death, fire and expulsion of Palestinians. It cannot, as structured and as the society is, survive in a peaceful environment or in peace with its other neighbours. It is a military state, and both the national and personal identity is intrinsically tied to its military and military service. The economy is also deeply enmeshed with the military: it is a manufacturer and also tests out its weapons on Palestinians. Peace with Palestine would require a paradigm shift in national and individual consciousness, but a shift it is not willing or able to make. It is doomed, but by its own hand. Continue reading Peace is not an option: on Israel’s doomed fate

Hamas fighters kill dozens of Israeli soldiers

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

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 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

Gaza: Israel still bombing during ‘ceasefire’

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.

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

“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

Live Updates Gaza: As night falls, intense bombardment resumes

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

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

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

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

Gaza: Resistance goes behind enemy lines, kills invader soldiers

28 July, 2014 Resistance goes behind enemy lines, kills enemy soldiers
Details of the incursion East of the Al-Qassam Brigades on Thursday says that a large group of its fighters stormed a border control tower and exterminated from the soldiers. Hamas says that all the bombers pulled out safely after the implementation process and tried to capture a soldier in the meantime but the capture could not succeed. Hamas announced that its fighters seized in the operation on the weapons and serial 438522900X95.
Translated from Arabic tweets by @BelalMD12 Israeli media report the location was Sha’ar haNegev, but typically, do not mention the deaths of their soldiers.

Gaza: North told to evacuate, resistance fighting invaders

After the shameful massacre of children on the beach playground in the al-Shati refugee camp and on al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, the government cabinet’s decision to widen and continue the ground invasion of Gaza has been seen. The invaders heavily shelled various parts of Gaza and sent ‘warning texts’ to residents in the northern cities of Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahiya and Jabiliya. Many homes in Jabiliya have already been attacked and flattened with deaths and wounded reported.

There are reports of heavy fighting between the resistance and invaders near Jabiliya in northeast. Again their “best” will die, as they are not used to or capable of fighting armed, trained men. Shooting boys with stones and activists with cameras doesn’t count.

IOF outmatched at Shujaiya, admits panic bombing

It sent its “best” into Gaza, the Golani brigade, but was outmatched by Palestinian resistance fighters at Shujaiya. In a stunning admission in Jewish Israeli press, it is admitted that it resorted to panic-bombing a densely populated civilian area because it couldn’t beat Palestinian resistance and feared too many losses. Continue reading IOF outmatched at Shujaiya, admits panic bombing

Meshaal: We are ready to coexist with Jews, but not ‘occupiers’

The requirements put forth by Hamas, the democratically elected party of all of Palestine, yes, including al-Quds/Jerusalem and the ‘West Bank’- were perfectly reasonable. It wants sovereignty, as all states are entitled to it, and Palestine declared statehood in 1988 (formally recognized by over 134 countries). The Jewish military state, of course finds this unacceptable because it does not want peace, it wants domination and complete subjugation of Palestine. Meshaal reiterates what is required in order for this conflict to end. Continue reading Meshaal: We are ready to coexist with Jews, but not ‘occupiers’

Palestinian Resistance: an icon for those who long to live free

Resistance does not equal terrorism, the two are totally opposite. To dispel the myth that the resistance in Gaza is illegal, please remember that UN Resolution 3103 says that all people have the right to resist against colonialism and alien domination, which is what Gaza suffers. The Laws of War, Article 1 also state that militias are legal as long as they have an identifiable insignia (patch, headband, etc.) Keep in mind that so many militaries wear camouflage and all that distinguishes them is the insignia on a patch on their camouflage. Al-Qassam brigades, Islamic Jihad and the other resistance factions honour this by wearing insignia identifying them. To Palestinians, the resistance are heroes. There is no one else to defend them from aggression by the Jewish military state; they are not gifted with American-made fighter jets or missile defense systems. Yet they, against all odds, are defending the people, holding off the invaders from re-occupying Gaza. Continue reading Palestinian Resistance: an icon for those who long to live free

Gaza: Beit Hanoun medics targeted, resistance kills invaders

Amidst heavy artillery in Beit Hanoun, the invaders are now targeting medics attempting to retrieve wounded in Beit Hanoun, the same area in Northern Gaza in which the Jewish military state bombed the fourth UNRWA school in four days. Even the American reporter Charles Engels of MSNBC was targeted in an ambulance. Al-Akhbar English reports that paramedic Hamed Al-Borai was killed in an Israeli strike on an ambulance in Beit Hanoun. International activists are “pinned down” by gunfire at the hospital of Beit Hanoun. Al-Qassam brigades have killed 15 invaders are are preventing the invaders from retrieving their dead, holding their ground.

Earlier the head of Hezbollah, Nasrallah, gave a speech highly supportive of Palestine and Gaza in particular, and in which he pledged assistance on political, financial and military levels.

Over 500 invaders have been severely wounded since the ground invasion of Gaza. The Golani brigades aren’t faring too well. Many tanks have been destroyed by the resistance who are defending the people of Gaza from the onslaught of the Jewish military state that would re-occupy and oppress them.

Gaza: Ground invasion signal of defeat

A year from now, give or take, we should be able to read the documents from the 2015 Herzliya Conference, and we would know then what exactly was on the minds of Israel’s most important strategists in July 2014. Continue reading Gaza: Ground invasion signal of defeat

Qassam brigades says hit Israeli F-16 over Gaza

The Jewish military state assumed it has military superiority, and in some ways it does. The American taxpayers have generously -but not voluntarily- donated wonderful high-tech equipment to the military state in the form of F16 and F22 fighter gets the utterly ineffective ‘iron dome’ and all sorts of missile and things that kill Palestinians. But it is has shown that its conscript army of pimply teens are totally unprepared for armed and trained men. They are used to shooting unarmed boys who have only stones, while they are in riot control or combat gear. And the military state is in a state of shock and horror at the preparedness, the organizational operational upgrade of Palestinian resistance in Gaza.It faces certain defeat such as it suffered from the hands of Hezbollah – twice. I was wondering when the SAMs would be used. The death and destruction wrought by those American-donated fighter jets has been horrific by any scale. But it was only a matter of time before the heroic defenders of Gaza would unleash the counter-measures it had been holding in reserve. Someone has studied Sun Tzu, and it isn’t the staff of the Jewish military state. Continue reading Qassam brigades says hit Israeli F-16 over Gaza

Gaza: Shelling, heavy fighting near Deir al-Balah and Maghazi

Reports that Khan Younis, Deir al-balah and Maghazi are being heavily shelled both from gun boats in the East and tanks from the West. Also reports of heavy fighting East of Deir al-Balah and Maghazi as invaders attempt another incursion into Gaza. Resistance is holding the invaders off, expect reports of deaths and casualties of invading soldiers. They are not capable of fighting armed, trained men, only little boys with rocks.

Civilians East of Deir al-Balah are fleeing West to avoid the heavy shelling of the Jewish military tanks.
For reference, see this map, made by the invaders [click to enlarge]:
Gaza - DEBKA map of IOF invasion