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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 ceasefire: the terms and the stakes

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

Lunatic settler MK demands Jewish control of al Aqsa

The deputy speaker of the Knesset violates al-Aqsa on a routine basis with his fellow Jewish ethnic-supremacists to perform vile and repulsive Talmudic rituals, similar to a dog marking its territory. He is no respecter of rights, dignity, religions or any laws whatsoever. It is the same settler-colonist MK who wanted to cut off electricity to Gaza so dialysis patients there would die. And so “Israel” did so. This particularly repugnant lunatic published a press release on 24 August, conflated all worshippers at al-Aqsa with Hamas in a cynical and devious political ploy, and demanded that “Israel” take control of al Aqsa from the Waqf so it can be overrun by Jews and would allow them to destroy the compound, build a temple and once again perform their barbaric animal sacrifices there. Continue reading Lunatic settler MK demands Jewish control of al Aqsa

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

Rights are not negotiable

It’s absolutely baffling that anyone would accept the “Israeli” narrative and assertion that anyone’s political, social or human rights must be negotiated. Rights exist, and are also enshrined in law. Rights are not subject to the whims of this country or that. It is the height of arrogance to demand that the State of Palestine and the Palestinian people compromise with the occupying power and cede not only territory in the State of Palestine but inherent rights. It is not a requirement of law anywhere to cede rights of a State or people or individual to anyone or any country.  And it is detached from law, common sense and morality for anyone to expect Palestine to accept the absurd demand of its occupier and oppressor. Continue reading Rights are not negotiable

Gaza: Truce over, no agreement reached, bombs falling again

They are having a hard time letting go of their captive and oppressed population. Those in power typically do not want to relinquish it, so freedom must be taken by force. The requirements presented to “Israel” in order for a long-term (10-year) ceasefire were simple, reasonable, logical and most importantly, in line with international law. “Israel’s” blockade (or siege, if you prefer) is illegal, as is the occupation of the ‘West Bank’ and all of al-Quds/Jerusalem. Negotiations in Cairo did not go well, as “Israel” was employing its Talmudic negotiation strategy and, as always, negotiating in bad faith. Towards the end of the ceasefire, it -also typical– employed a ‘false-flag’ attack on itself to get out of the negotiations. It has a history not only of doing things in bad faith, but for false flag attacks. So the bombs are falling once again. Continue reading Gaza: Truce over, no agreement reached, bombs falling again

al-Malki at the ICC: Deconsruction of the hasbara in Western Media

Israeli hasbara (its propaganda) is ubiquitous in Western media and is consumed uncritically by most, especially the Americans. It’s already been established that hasbara has no connection to reality, but this article will deconstruct how the hasbara “talking points” infect coverage in one article run by Reuters. Continue reading al-Malki at the ICC: Deconsruction of the hasbara in Western Media

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

Limited military achievements, rising costs: Israel fatigued

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

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

Israel cannot win, must make a fateful choice

Israel couldn’t beat Hezbollah, what it considered a rag-tag militia. It lost to Hezbollah twice. Israel cannot beat Palestinian resistance in Gaza, what it also considered a collection of rag-tag militias. It is finding out that just as it did with Hezbollah, underestimating one’s adversary is fatal. It’s losses, in terms of “soldiers” and equipment are mounting, the damage from resistance rockets inside 1948 Israel are being hidden from the world, but they are mounting as well. it’s inherent weakness is becoming more obvious by the day, despite destroying entire neighbourhoods in Gaza. International isolation is growing, calls to boycott by members of governments are becoming more common. It has lost billions in revenue from tourism and manufacturing. It is losing on all fronts, and it must make a fateful choice. Considering its history, it will chose wrong, again. Continue reading Israel cannot win, must make a fateful choice

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

Israel refuses humanitarian truce after Hamas accepts

Ceasefire proposed, one accepts the other not. Different proposal, both accept but Israel violates (as it always does).

Israel rejected a proposed 24-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday, hours after Hamas said that all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had agreed to observe it. Continue reading Israel refuses humanitarian truce after Hamas accepts

Human shield hasbara: how the myths are told and retold


Dail Mail - IDF used boy as a human shield
Daily Mail: IDF used boy as a human shield. Click to enlarge

Israel is built on myths. It’s ancient history is mythical, its recent history is mythologised. It relies on myths to survive today. Domestically, Jews must believe ancient myths to rationalise stealing land from people already there, they must believe current myths to assuage their consciences about oppressing the people who were already there and stubbornly aren’t leaving. They must believe myths about those people who were already there and are still there. And they must believe in myths to retain their self-created siege mentality. Externally Israel and its Jews must ensure that those same myths are believed, as well as some it has created recently. Most notable of these recent myths is the “Hamas uses human shields” that it claims the people in Gaza are, as if there are fighters literally hiding behind their pregnant wives, elderly in-laws and inside of mosques and schools. And this, like all of Israel’s other myths is untrue. This is how they tell themselves, and attempt to reinforce the myths. Continue reading Human shield hasbara: how the myths are told and retold

Let it end: ceasefire without end of seige is useless

It really isn’t too much to ask. Palestine is a separate country, no many how many deranged people say it isn’t, or wish it wasn’t. And as a state, it is entitled to sovereignty and not be under the Jewish jackboot of oppression, occupation and siege. This is recognized worldwide, though the Americans for some reason insist on allowing its client state to violate all international laws and norms. This is ending. Continue reading Let it end: ceasefire without end of seige is useless

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: Not just against Hamas and Islamic Jihad

In a surprisingly frank admission, columnist Ron Ben-Yishai on 21 July admits in the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth that the massacre in Shujaiya is not just about Hamas and Islamic Jihad: it’s about ‘deterrence.’ Deir Yassin was about deterrence, too, and that crime against humanity will never be forgotten. And because of that, the people of Gaza know well this strategy of the Jewish military state, and will not again fall into that trap. Continue reading Gaza: Not just against Hamas and Islamic Jihad

Gaza: Is al-Shifa hospital the next target?

The Jewish military state is accusing the hospital of harbouring Hamas members. In the past, the pretext for bombing and shelling protected facilities (medical and civilian) was that there were either: weapons, rocket-launchers or “terrorists” (resistance) inside, and attacked until the facility or dwelling is destroyed. This is very disturbing and may presage a concerted attack on this hospital that is already beyond overwhelmed by the casualties:

Haniyeh: Palestine has decided to end the occupation

Ismail Haniyeh, a founder member of Hamas, has just given a speech in which he outlined Hamas’s requirements:

  1. A halt to the aggression
  2.  An end to the blockade
  3. The freeing of prisoners after events in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza is a graveyard for its invaders. Gaza will not break. Gaza is the bridge to Jerusalem. The demands of the Resistance are the demands of our people. These are the demands that will give us freedom. The Palestinian resistance will defeat this continuous Israeli violence on our people. This is a new page that the Palestinian Resistance is writing with its strong confrontation against the occupation.
The Palestinian Resistance has the upper hand in here so long as it continues to surprise and shock the enemy.

Our great resistance is ready and willing to bring happiness to its people.

If these (Israeli) war criminals are not held accountable for their crimes then that is another crime against our people. The massacres committed against innocent Palestinians makes us want our freedom more, and we will stand by our demands.

The silence of Arab regimes has given Israel the green light to continue commuting crimes and massacres against our people.

We ask the world to stand by us and our demands for freedom.
The world needs to understand that we have to end this blockade. There is no going back.

The message to take from our steadfastness is that the Palestinian people have decided to end the occupation in all of Palestine’s land – this decision will be in the hands of the people.

We ask the people of the world to stand behind the demands of the Palestinian people.

Gaza: Humanitarian truce agreed to until 5:30

Finally the Jewish military state agreed to an humanitarian ceasefire for two hours so that the medics and ICRC could at least go collect the dead from the massacre at Shujaiya, Gaza City. The cesaefire was proposed by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. Hamas agreed immediately, the Jewish military state declined immediately but when it became apparent that was not a good public relations move, it relented.

Den of vipers

The Middle East is a Gordian knot with plots, counter-plots and Bandar Bush. Jewish military state media should be taken with a grain of salt because for example, Ha’aretz is the mouthpiece of Shin Bet (or Shabak, the secret police). But this is interesting.

Abed Rabbo: The demands of the resistance are the Palestinian people’s demands

The eminently reasonable list of requirements that was put forward by Hamas (and agree with Islamic Jihad) as a condition for ceasefire represents the demands of the Palestinian people in Gaza. And those reflect what any good person in the world would require in the same circumstance as Gaza: sovereignty. It is bizarre how the Jewish military state can proffer the idea that Palestine cannot be sovereign in its own country, that it should somehow be beholden to Jewish domination and oppression and occupation. That is not reasonable and no reasonable person would agree to that. Continue reading Abed Rabbo: The demands of the resistance are the Palestinian people’s demands