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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

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

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

Israeli economy to benefit from Gaza reconstruction

‘CHUTZPAH WRIT LARGE’
As only “Israel” can muster, the hubris of destroying the homes and infrastructure of those they occupy in Gaza -in blatant contravention of international law- it now demands that its own economy benefit from any and all reconstruction of Gaza. Due to its unlawful siege of Gaza and subsequent total control of goods entering the crossings into Gaza, “Israel” restricts all construction materials that are not sourced from its own Jewish population’s companies. Outside construction materials procured by the EU from sources outside “Israel” are held captive on various pretexts and not allowed to enter Gaza or with such incredible delay that those materials, in the interest of expediency, were procured from “Israeli” Jewish companies in order to complete reconstruction projects. This is how it has been and how it is now, in a manner that evokes the nefarious and unethical business practices that we are all assured repeatedly are merely “canards” though they are documented historically. Keep in mind that “Israel” intentionally destroyed concrete factory in Gaza, specifically so that it would not be possible for that construction materiel could not be natively sourced. Continue reading Israeli economy to benefit from Gaza reconstruction

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

The Difference Between Israeli and Palestinian Children

The children of Gaza who have lived will face hardship most in the West cannot conceive. Many sustained injuries that will burden them their entire lives, like loss of limbs or sight. Others will be cursed with cancer from “Israel’s” use of banned DIME munitions and will likely die young. There are over 1800 children who are now orphans in Gaza. And virtually all will have PTSD and emotional issues from the intense trauma they have experienced, many having lived through three wars already. But not one will forget how Jews in Israel see them, how they danced and sang about children being slaughtered in Gaza, how they gathered on the hilltops to cheer as the bombs and artillery fell, how they were exhilarated at the agony and terror wrought on the children of Gaza. No, they will not forget however much they will want to. Nor will they forgive and they should not.

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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

Residential tower levelled, neighbourhoods erased

MANIC FURY-BOMBING & DESTRUCTION OVERNIGHT
It’s not about Hamas, it’s not about tunnels, it’s not even about rockets. It’s about control, domination and hatred. Whatever party was in government, were there no tunnels, and when rockets never flew, “Israel” hate Palestinians in Gaza, al-Quds/Jerusalem and the ‘West Bank.’ It wants control, it wants absolute domination. The furious hatred of Palestinians is because they refuse to submit to that control and accept that Jewish domination, because Palestinians still live, because they refuse to leave. So Palestinians in Palestine are punished on a daily basis: siege/blockade of Gaza, torturous fascism in al-Quds, and belligerent occupation of the ‘West Bank’ along with the creeping illegitimate annexation. “Israel” seek to erase the history in which its Jews were only a tiny part, it destroyed whole towns and villages in historic Palestine, appropriated others, and in Gaza it is doing the same. These are in fact war crimes. Continue reading Residential tower levelled, neighbourhoods erased

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?

Hamas agrees: one step closer to unity government signing Rome Statute

PALESTINE CAN NOW JOIN ICC
Hamas has signed agreement to accede to the Rome Statute and join the International Criminal Court. This gives it jurisdiction to accept a case filed by Palestine for war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated on its soil currently and retroactively to 2002, the date of the creation of the ICC. This is what “Israel” fear almost more than losing the patronage, protection and largess of the Americans. Colonialism, apartheid, genocide, violations of the Geneva Conventions and war crimes are likely charges to be levelled against the “Israel.” The UN Human Rights Council will be investigating these -of both “Israel” and resistance factions in Gaza, their report is due to be completed in March 2015. Continue reading Hamas agrees: one step closer to unity government signing Rome Statute

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

Israel desperate to avoid war crimes charges

Despite the fact that the patron of “Israel,” the USA, are not a ratified signatory of the Rome Statute, “Israel” have begged its patron to help it avoid war crimes charges. And it has employed other means designed to avoid the ICC as well: initiation of its own Commission of Inquiry, which of course will find no unlawful acts or wrongdoing. And that COI will drag on for years, hoping the world will forget the barbarity of the genocidal project on Gaza. We won’t. Continue reading Israel desperate to avoid war crimes charges

Video: Irish Senator David Norris – Statement on the situations in Gaza

5 August, 2014. David Norris said that entire families had been “obliterated” and called for immediate lifting of the embargo on Gaza. And, calling for Ambassador Modai to be expelled, observed: “He has his fingers in his ears all the time, and he just repeats slogans from Jerusalem.”

Gaza: International doctor describes injuries of banned weapons

BANNED WEAPONS CAUSE DISTINCTIVE INJURIES
Traumatic amputations, distinctive odour, melted flesh, piercings by nails, traumatic crushing and other highly specific and unusual wounds have been seen by multiple doctors both Gazan and from other countries (don’t worry, no gory photos). It is established that “Israel” have used DIME munitions, and it has admitted it has and is using flechette shells. But observers have noted that it is also using FAX munitions which are a sort of ‘poor man’s nuke’, essentially a thermobaric bomb that explodes in the air and is quite devastating to anything below it. It has been suggested by observers that “Israel” has used “Daisy Cutters” in this latest genocidal project on Gaza. The use of these weapons are a violation of the Laws of War Article 23 which prohibits the use of poison or poisoned weapons, and weapons that cause unnecessary suffering. DIMEs are known to cause cancer because of the tungsten contained in them which comes in contact with the victim. Flechettes are not suitable or legal for use in populated areas and are known to cause unnecessary suffering. FAX and Daisy cutter munitions are also not suitable for use in highly populated areas, especially when it is known that there are civilians in that location. Considering the totality of “Israel’s” history and actions, it is clear that these weapons are employed in order to destroy as much of the infrastructure and structures as possible, kill immediately as many civilians as possible, and ensure that those civilians that are wounded will either be maimed for life or die from their wounds or contract cancer and die from that. The goal is to destroy physically as much of Gaza as possible, and significantly ‘thin out’ the population of Gaza, specifically fertile women and children (the next generation). “Israel” call this “mowing the lawn.” That qualifies as genocide. Continue reading Gaza: International doctor describes injuries of banned weapons

Bad day: More fallout for Israel’s war on Gaza

FROM BOYCOTTS TO ICC
“Israel” have been used to unconditional support, thanks to the Jewish-owned and dominated media, the numerous Jewish lobbies and of course access to all raw data collected by the American NSA which gave it plenty of blackmail material with which to use in order to ensure that support by members of governments worldwide. But though it still receives the spying data, political discourse and media coverage have changed. And outside of the protection of its patron, America, a commission of inquiry has been initiated by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to investigate war crimes in Gaza. But also unlike in the past, “Israel’s” application of pressure wasn’t able to skew the odds in its favour in the selection of persons on that commission. Continue reading Bad day: More fallout for Israel’s war on Gaza

Israeli laments lack of inventiveness in torturing Palestine

HIGH-TECH ARMS, BUT STILL NO MILITARY VICTORY
“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

FREEDOM, RIGHTS ARE NOT CONDITIONAL
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: Amid new ceasefire talks, death toll hasn’t ceased

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.

These are the names that have been confirmed by medical sources in Gaza. Nearly 10000 have been injured, including children and women, 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 10

  1. Ahmad Mohammad Atiyya al-Masri, 17, Deir al-Balah
  2. Amani Abed al-Bakara, 35, Khan Younis.
  3. Ahmad Mohammad Atiyya al-Masri, 14, Deir al-Balah.
  4. Amani al-‘Eid Baraka, 35, Khan Younis.

“Day of Rage” across world shows overwhelming support for Gaza

PEOPLE SUPPORT GAZA, DEMAND END TO GENOCIDE
Now the governments of the world have no illusions as to the wishes of the populace they govern. We demand the end to the siege of Gaza, to the genocide, to the occupation of Palestine and full sovereignty. And will not be silent, we will not rest until that occurs. No amount of Jewish pressure and lobbies drown out the sound of our call for Palestinian freedom. We demand the end to “Israeli” impunity, to hold it accountable for its many crimes. Continue reading “Day of Rage” across world shows overwhelming support for Gaza

Israel’s mask is slipping, losing friends

MASK OF CIVILITY OFF, BARBARISM NOW PLAIN
After the “communication problems” put a quick end to a phone call between American Secretary of State John Kerry and “Israeli” Prime Minister Netanyahu (read: one hung up on the other), the two haven’t spoken since according to the Jerusalem Post. As the true barbarous Jewish supremacist, Gentile-hating nature of “Israel” is laid bare for all the world to see, it is causing us to shed our illusions that it was ever civilised. It is losing friends – friends it desperately needs. It has been excluded from high-level international meetings regarding its savage war on Gaza, making clear that it is not the powerhouse it believed itself to be. It knows it will be dragged before the ICC in the Hague, and despite disrespecting and betraying its patron America on a routine basis, begs those same to protect it from the consequences of its war crimes. But that isn’t all. Continue reading Israel’s mask is slipping, losing friends

Gaza: numbers give perspective

PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING
We compiled a list of numbers on the devastation wrought on Gaza here, but others have compiled lists of numbers as a comparison to previous wars on Gaza, which is helpful in seeing the true barbarity of “Israel.” And taking in the totality of what it has destroyed, it is clear that it not only wants to make Gaza un-livable, but wants to erase Gaza’s history as well. Out of revenge for its inability to defeat Palestinians’ spirit, its inability to force them all out of historic Palestine, its inability to defeat Palestinian resistance in the field of battle, it wants to erase the evidence that Gaza existed long before there was an Abraham, long before there were any Hebrew tribes. Gaza City is one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world! “Israel” has destroyed not only homes, but schools and mosques as well. But it will find that it still cannot defeat the spirit of Palestinians or Palestinian resistance. Continue reading Gaza: numbers give perspective

Gaza: After resumption of bombardment death toll almost 2000

POST-CEASEFIRE DEATHS TOTAL OVER 1900

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.

These are the names that have been confirmed by medical sources in Gaza. Nearly 10000 have been injured, including children and women, with some losing limbs and others disabled for life. 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 Saturday, August 9

  1. Moath Azzam Abu Zeid, 37, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
  2. Nidal Badran, 34, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
  3. Tareq Ziad Abdullah, 25, Nusseirat, Central Gaza.
  4. Abdul-Hakim Suleiman al-Masdar, 65, al-Maghazi, Central Gaza.
  5. Moath Akram al-Masdar, 19, al-Maghazi, Central Gaza.

Killed Friday, August 8

  1. Ibrahim Zoheir ad-Dawawsa, 10, Northern Gaza.
  2. Mahmoud Mohammad Abu Haddaf, Khan Younis.
  3. Suleiman Samir Abu Haddaf, Khan Younis.
  4. Mahmoud Khaled Abu Haddaf., Khan Younis.
  5. Ahmad Na’im ‘Okal, 22, Rafah.

Killed Thursday, August 7

  1. Mohammad Jom’a Najjar, 32, Khan Younis. (Died Of His Wounds At al-Maqassed Hospital in Jerusalem)

Killed Tuesday, August 5

  1. Nida Raed ‘Oleywa, 12, Gaza (Died Of Earlier Injuries)
  2. Sha’ban Suleiman ad-Dahdouh, 24, Gaza. (Died on July 21, remains located under rubble)