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Gaza poverty rate goes through roof after war

INDUSTRIES, MINISTRIES, MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD DESTROYED
Of course all of that destruction – from the civil infrastructure (power, water/sanitation, healthcare, schools), to industries including factories and agricultural properties to housing was designed to degrade the living standard of Palestinians in Gaza to encourage them to emigrate more quickly. Jews from Brooklyn would like a nice flat on the Mediterranean. So now the poverty rate in Gaza has skyrocketed as refugees, some now for the second time, are homeless on top of the crippling siege, which by the way is a weapon of war between States. Continue reading Gaza poverty rate goes through roof after war

America threatens: Join ICC and face sanctions

BULLY PATRON THREATENS ON BEHALF OF “ISRAEL”
In an inversion seemingly straight out of Orwell’s 1984, “Israel’s” patron, the United States, reportedly threatened Palestine with sanctions if it accedes to the Rome Statute and joins the International Criminal Court. This is done to protect “Israel” from the consequences of its many war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Gaza, al Quds/Jerusalem and the ‘West Bank’ of Palestine. Continue reading America threatens: Join ICC and face sanctions

Hamas does not equal ISIL, no matter what Israel says

HASBARA FAILURE, NO EQUIVALENCE WHATSOEVER
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: Yes, it was genocide

SEEING IN PERSON MAKES IT CLEAR
A delegation of the European Parliament visited Gaza and saw for themselves the scale of devastation wrought by “Israel” over a 50 day period. Thirteen members saw for themselves the scorched earth policy (Dahiya doctrine) employed that intentionally destroyed infrastructure -water and power grid, healthcare system and government ministries- and tens of thousands of homes. Continue reading Gaza: Yes, it was genocide

Palestine belongs to the Arabs

Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs. What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct. The mandates have no sanction but that of the last war. Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home. The nobler course would be to insist on a just treatment of the Jews wherever they are born and bred. The Jews born in France are French in precisely the same sense that Christians born in France are French.

Mahatma Gandhi, 26 November 1938

Video: Tears of Gaza

An extraordinary, internationally acclaimed documentary about impact of the 2008 Gaza bombings on civilians and children, by filmmaker Vibeke Løkkeberg. After watching news reports from her home in Norway, Løkkeberg attempted to gain access to Gaza to report on events there, but discovered first-hand that international journalists were barred from entering the area. The denial of access further impelled her to report on the story, and she proceeded to gather raw footage from Palestinian cameramen and eye-witnesses living in Gaza who recorded bombings on smart phones. Continue reading Video: Tears of Gaza

Medical personnel claim Israel tested new weapons during war on Gaza

DIME, FLECHETTES AND UNKNOWN HORRIFIC WEAPONS
It’s established and admitted that “Israel” used banned DIME munitions and flechette shells, but “Doctors describe injuries inconsistent with previously used ammunition” in previous wars on Gaza. The wounds described are like something out of science fiction, but considering that the “Israeli” armaments industry is big business (and tied to the government), and the complete lack of respect for Gentile life, it’s not surprising that “Israel” would test its most advanced and diabolical weapons on Gaza. It wouldn’t be the first time. But the sights were horrifying and no doubt those paramedics and doctors will have nightmares for years to come. Continue reading Medical personnel claim Israel tested new weapons during war on Gaza

Gaza ceasefire: the terms and the stakes

AFTER 51 DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, INVADERS LOSE OUT
Despite having an advanced, American-donated military, dutiful puppets in governments worldwide and a patron with veto-power in the United Nations Security Council, “Israel” still lost. It wrought massive and far reaching destruction of infrastructure as well as agricultural lands, homes and historic mosques. It made roughly half a million Palestinians in Gaza homeless, killed over 2100, wiped out nearly 100 families entirely and made almost two thousand children orphans. But it could not break Gaza. It did not destroy all or even a significant fraction of tunnels, nor the ability of resistance in Gaza to respond to its barbaric savagery. It also committed blatant war crimes in full view of the world, which will be impossible to explain away. The International Criminal Court will not accept cartoons as proof, nor will the pretext that over 10000 houses all had rocket launchers inside in the kitchens. The enormity and savagery of the genocide shocked the conscience of the world in a way that other conflicts haven’t and brought millions out into the streets to demand their governments stop capitulating to Jewish power politics and lobbies. The public of the world was horrified, disgusted and enraged that the population of the largest open-air prison in the world was subject to such brutality with nary a peep from the UN or our governments, most particularly the Americans (whose public, despite being larger than Britain’s, did not take to the streets en masse). Regardless, the southland of “Israel” was shut down, as was its airport and large sections of its economy, most notably tourism. And while Jewish media in “Israel” try to put a happy face and bluster with typical bravado about how ‘the khamas was khumiliated’ not even the Jewish public believes it. So after the retired American Marines General John Allen, former former commander of US forces in Afghanistan, arrived on an unannounced visit Monday night, it was made clear to the lunatics running the asylum that is “Israel” that they really had no choice but to accept a truce since they could not, even after 51 days, militarily defeat Gazan resistance, and that the patron would not be able to shield the mad dog from the world any longer. Tuesday, 26 August it was announced that a ceasefire agreement had been reached to take effect that evening. So what did it say and what is at stake? As is par for the course in the Gordian knot that is the Middle East: everything and nothing and everything. Continue reading Gaza ceasefire: the terms and the stakes

Gaza deaths increase after night of pounding: 2,132 martyrs and 10,890 injured

Victims’ names and ages were compiled based on information released by the Gaza health ministry, while the circumstances of the deaths were taken from the ministry and local news sources. 2,132 martyrs and 10,890 injured.

The number includes 553 children, 253 women, and 96 elderly, since July 8, while more than 10890, including 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly, have been injured with some losing limbs and others disabled for life, not to mention those who will die from cancer later on from the banned DIME munitions and potentially DU weapons employed as well. The amount of dead is underestimated as there are many whose bodies have still not been retrieved from the rubble and therefore their names are not listed.

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. There is a running list of those murdered here, updated daily. For photos and facts about these real people with real lives, families, hopes and dreams, see humanizepalestine.org

Killed Monday, August 25

  1. Yassin Ibrahim al-Biltaji, 23, Gaza.
  2. Farhana Ibrahim al-‘Attrar, 48, Beit Lahia.
  3. Osama Mohammad Shbeir, 25, Jabalia.
  4. Hani Mohammad Yassin, 20, Gaza City.
  5. Raddad Ahmad Tanboura, 78, Beit Lahia.

Killed Sunday, August 24

  1. Yahia Saber Abu al-‘Omarein, Gaza.
  2. Bader Hashem Abu Mnei’, 18, Gaza.
  3. Mohammad Tal’at al-Ghoul, 30, Gaza City.
  4. Zeinab Bilal Abu Taqiyya, 18 months, Gaza City.
  5. Mohammad Wa’el al-Khodary, 17, Gaza City.
  6. Mohammad Ibrahim al-Louqa, 21, Beit Lahia.
  7. Mo’ayyad al-A’raj, 3, Khan Younis.
  8. Adam Ahmad Khattab, 26, Deir al-Balah.
  9. Mahmoud Ahmad al-‘Attar, 30, Deir Al-Balah.
  10. Tasneem Essam Juda’,Tal al-Zatar.
  11. Rawiya Juda’, son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
  12. Raghad Juda’, son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
  13. Osama Juda’, son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
  14. Mohammad Juda’, son of Tasneem,Tal al-Zatar.
  15. Yahia Abu Daqen, 27, Northern Gaza

Gaza genocide continues unabated: over 2100 dead, almost 1100 injured

Victims’ names and ages were compiled based on information released by the Gaza health ministry, while the circumstances of the deaths were taken from the ministry and local news sources.

The number includes 577 children, 260 women, and 101 elderly, since July 8, while more than 10854, including 3307 children, 2042 women and 401 elderly, have been injured with some losing limbs and others disabled for life, not to mention those who will die from cancer later on from the banned DIME munitions and potentially DU weapons employed as well. The amount of dead is underestimated as there are many whose bodies have still not been retrieved from the rubble and therefore their names are not listed.

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. There is a running list of those murdered here, updated daily. For photos and facts about these real people with real lives, families, hopes and dreams, see humanizepalestine.org

Killed Sunday, August 24

  1. Yahia Saber Abu al-‘Omarein, Gaza.
  2. Bader Hashem Abu Mnei’, 18, Gaza.
  3. Mohammad Tal’at al-Ghoul, 30, Gaza City.
  4. Zeinab Bilal Abu Taqiyya, 18 months, Gaza City.
  5. Mohammad Wa’el al-Khodary, 17, Gaza City.
  6. Mohammad Ibrahim al-Louqa, 21, Beit Lahia.
  7. Mo’ayyad al-A’raj, 3, Khan Younis.
  8. Adam Ahmad Khattab, 26, Deir al-Balah.
  9. Mahmoud Ahmad al-‘Attar, 30, Deir Al-Balah.

Killed Saturday, August 23

  1. Hadi Hayel Abu Dahrouj, 3, Central Gaza.
  2. Abdullah Hayel Abu Dahrouj, 4, Central Gaza.
  3. Hayat Abed-Rabbo Abu Dahrouj, 49, Central Gaza.
  4. Hoda Mohammad Abu Dahrouj, 27, Central Gaza.
  5. Hayel Shihda Abu Dahrouj, 26, Central Gaza.
  6. Abdel-Rahman Hadayed, 25, Khan Younis, died of earlier wounds.
  7. Hussein Khaled Ahmad, 8, Deir al-Balah, Central Gaza
  8. Nisreen Ahmad, Deir al-Balah (Hussein’s mother)
  9. Suheir Abu Mdein, Deir al-Balah (body pulled from rubble)
  10. Salah Isleim, died of earlier wounds.
  11. Mahmoud Osama Mahmoud Abbas Abu al-Omarain, 28, Sheikh Radwan, Gaza City
  12. Mohammad Sabr al-‘Ejla, 64, central Gaza

Yes, we know Israel lies, but why?

CHRONIC, PERVASIVE LIES & DISTORTIONS, BUT WHY?
Is it because of ignorance? Perhaps because of guilty conscience? Maybe it’s out of shame? Or maybe out of fear?
It is none of these reasons; the lies are intentional knowing lies, and there is no sense of shame, nor is there fear of the truth. And the journalists covering “Israel’s” crimes know these are lies as well. Because the lies are not little “white lies” or harmless fibs, these are porky’s! These are called “Big lies” as in, knowing, large and obviously untrue. Yes, most of us know this, but why do they do it? Continue reading Yes, we know Israel lies, but why?

Gaza collaborators eliminated to save lives

COLLABORATORS ARE TRAITORS WHO KILL THOUSANDS
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

Gaza death toll climbs as vicious assault continues

Victims’ names and ages were compiled based on information released by the Gaza health ministry, while the circumstances of the deaths were taken from the ministry and local news sources.

The Ministry of Health has stated that a total of 2069, been killed. We are still awaiting confirmation of some names.

The number includes 553 children, 253 women, and 96 elderly, since July 8, while more than 10310, including 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly, have been injured with some losing limbs and others disabled for life, not to mention those who will die from cancer later on from the banned DIME munitions and potentially DU weapons employed as well. The amount of dead is underestimated as there are many whose bodies have still not been retrieved from the rubble and therefore their names are not listed.

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. There is a running list of those murdered here, updated daily. For photos and facts about these real people with real lives, families, hopes and dreams, see humanizepalestine.org

Killed Friday, August 22

  1. Mahmoud Nasser Qashlan, 24, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
  2. Yassin Hamed Abu Hamad, 22, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.

Killed Thursday, August 21

  1. Mohammad Abu Shammala, commander of Al-Qassam in southern Gaza region.
  2. Raed al-‘Attar, commander of Al-Qassam in Rafah.
  3. Mohammad Barhoum, a senior leader of al-Qassam.
  4. Hasan Hussein Younis, 75, Rafah.
  5. Amal Ibrahim Younis, (his wife), Rafah.
  6. Saba Rami Younis, 4, Rafah.
  7. Ahmad Nasser Kallab, 17.
  8. Natheera Kallab.
  9. Aisha Atiyya.
  10. Jom’a Matar, 27.
  11. Omar Abu Naddi, 22.
  12. Abdullah Tareq ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
  13. Omar Nasr ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
  14. Mohammad Ziad ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
  15. Nassr Ziad ar-Reefy, 35, Gaza.
  16. Srour Mohammad Tamboura, 36. Beit Lahia.
  17. Hasan Tamboura, 13, Beit Lahia (son of Srour).
  18. Mohammad Talal Abu Nahl, Gaza.
  19. Rami Abu Nahl, Gaza.
  20. Haitham Tafesh, Gaza.
  21. Abed Talal Shiokh, Gaza.
  22. Hamdan Salem Hadayed, 40, Khan Younis.
  23. Mohammad Ahmad Abbas, 45, Gaza City.
  24. Issam Mohammad al-Hosni, 26, Gaza City.
  25. Marwan Mohammad Abu Shallouf, 29, Rafah.
  26. Ibrahim Essam Hammad, 22, Rafah.
  27. Abdul Rahman Saad Abu Shallouf, 31, Rafah.
  28. Mahmoud Talaat Shreiteh, 14, central Gaza.
  29. Bashir Ahmed Shreiteh, 35, central Gaza.
  30. Sarah Mohammad Deif, child, Gaza City (killed on Wednesday in same attack that killed her mother and brother – body found Thursday)
  31. Iman al-Louah, Dir al-Balah (killed Wednesday, body found Wednesday)

Gaza: destroyed infrastructure, aid mission also targeted

VENEZUELAN AID CONVOY ATTACKED
After destroying the power and water/sanitation infrastructure, “Israel” now attacks convoys of relief supplies! The intent is to deprive Gazans of necessities: water for drinking, cooking and bathing, food and shelter. This is a violation of international law. Targeting non-combatants, and those carrying or delivering aid is also not just heinous and despicable, but criminal as well. This rogue state must be stopped! Continue reading Gaza: destroyed infrastructure, aid mission also targeted

Depth of depravity: bombing a funeral

SAVAGES STOP AT NOTHING FOR MORE BLOODSHED
Do you still have any illusions that “Israel” is a proper, civilised country? When it destroys an undefended civilian dwelling, killing civilians to get to one person, when it bombs protected facilities like hospitals and clinics and schools, those are war crimes committed by bloodthirsty barbarians. When it bombs a funeral for four members of one family, that is the depths of depravity. For the good of all of humanity and world peace, this country must be dissolved. Continue reading Depth of depravity: bombing a funeral

Following breakdown of talks, death toll over 2050

BLOODBATH CONTINUES BY THE BUTCHERS
Victims’ names and ages were compiled based on information released by the Gaza health ministry, while the circumstances of the deaths were taken from the ministry and local news sources.

The number includes 553 children, 253 women, and 96 elderly, since July 8, while more than 10310, including 3106 children, 1970 women and 368 elderly, have been injured with some losing limbs and others disabled for life, not to mention those who will die from cancer later on from the banned DIME munitions and potentially DU weapons employed as well. The amount of dead is underestimated as there are many whose bodies have still not been retrieved from the rubble and therefore their names are not listed.

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. There is a running list of those murdered here, updated daily. For photos and facts about these real people with real lives, families, hopes and dreams, see humanizepalestine.org

Killed Thursday, August 21
  1. Mohammad Abu Shammala, commander of Al-Qassam in southern Gaza region.
  2. Raed al-‘Attar, commander of Al-Qassam in Rafah.
  3. Mohammad Barhoum, a senior leader of al-Qassam.
  4. Hasan Hussein Younis, 75.
  5. Amal Ibrahim Younis, (his wife).
  6. Ahmad Nasser Kallab, 17.
  7. Natheera Kallab.
  8. Aisha Atiyya.
  9. Jom’a Matar, 27.
  10. Omar Abu Naddi, 22.
  11. Abdullah Tareq ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
  12. Omar Nasr ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
  13. Mohammad Ziad ar-Reefy, (Child) Gaza.
  14. Nassr Ziad ar-Reefy, 35, Gaza.
  15. Srour Tamboura, 36. Beit Lahia.
  16. Hasan Tamboura, 13, Beit Lahia.
  17. Mohammad Talal Abu Nahl, Gaza.
  18. Rami Abu Nahl, Gaza.
  19. Haitham Tafesh, Gaza.
  20. Abed Talal Shweikh, Gaza.
  21. Hamdan Salem Abu Jadayed, 40, Khan Younis.
  22. Mohammad Ahmad Abbas, 45, Gaza City.
  23. Issam Mohammad al-Hosni, 26, Gaza City.

Gaza: Israel’s position of weakness and its false flag attack

CONTEXT IS EVERYTHING
Unsurprisingly, “Israel” wants to continue its siege and occupation, assassinations, and general repression and oppression of Palestine. So used to being able to bully, badger, wheedle, whine and blackmail in order to get its way it is unused to dealing with a strong opposition. The feckless Fatah and “Palestinian Authority” are merely lackeys and subcontractors, though Hamas is anything but. And Hamas is not going to abandon the legitimate and lawful rights of Palestine: sovereignty, which entails control over its land/sea and airspaces, imports and exports, and ingress and egress. With the ceasefire extended for 24 hours, “Israel” and its friendly-neighbourhood ally, al-Sisi of Egypt, are trying to divide-and-conquer the Palestinian delegation in order to avoid any concessions. But make no mistake, “Israel” is actually negotiation from a position of weakness. Continue reading Gaza: Israel’s position of weakness and its false flag attack

Boycotts of Israel gather steam

FLOODGATES HAVE OPENED, ROGUE STATE FACES CONSEQUENCES
While its patron, America, protects it from within the UN Security Council promising to veto any Chapter 7 resolution with actual military consequences, “Israel” is not completely covered. It seems that it has forgotten that individual nations are perfectly free to enact their own sanctions, outside of the rubric of the United Nations, and that is something even their erstwhile ‘superpower’ patron cannot protect it from facing. Growing calls for boycotts and arms embargoes worldwide from individual nations continue to mount, hopefully, to finally get this rogue “mad dog” nation to heel and curb its voracious appetite for destruction and deaths of Gentiles in Palestine. Sound harsh? That’s just plain honesty. And that’s not a fraction as harsh as the Jewish ethno-supremacists’ thinking or speech about genociding Gaza and completely subjugating the ‘West Bank’ of Palestine. It’s time to call a spade a spade and reject the thought- and language-policing that has enabled this repellent slaughter and oppression to continue. Continue reading Boycotts of Israel gather steam

Gaza: Were war crimes committed by Israel or not?

SPECULATION BY EVERYONE, EXPERTS WEIGH IN
Gaza - tiny little boy trying to be brave by himselfWhile most people have never heard of the Laws of War, it is an instinctual reaction to recoil in horror from the barbaric and savage attacks “Israel” has wrought upon Gaza. Intentional destruction of civil infrastructure, attacking protected civil facilities such as hospitals, schools, banks and mosques, as well as outright targeting of civilians are obviously objectively and morally wrong, laws or no laws. Every parent who sees the images of dead children, injured and terrified children and ponders how many are now homeless and orphaned cannot help but be moved. But there are laws that govern conduct in wars, and all countries and parties to a conflict (in the case of non-state actors, and in this case of a non-sovereign State of Palestine). Violation of these laws are war crimes. But what to the experts say about “Israel’s” choice of targets and slaughtering of entire families? As the State of Palestine is poised to accede to the Rome Statute and drag “Israel” to the Hague, their insight, knowledge and opinions are timely and informative. Continue reading Gaza: Were war crimes committed by Israel or not?