Sep 01

- Liberals’ darling Elizabeth Warren defends Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals (RT,, Aug 29, 2014):

Israel has the right to shell Palestinian hospitals and schools out of self defense as long as Hamas stores rocket launchers next to them, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren said during a town hall meeting in Massachusetts this week.

Warren, darling du jour of American liberals, defended her vote to send more defense funding to Israel in the middle of its recent fierce offensive on Gaza, saying she believes civilian casualties are the “last thing Israel wants,” according to the Cape Cod Times.

“But when Hamas puts its rocket launchers next to hospitals, next to schools, they’re using their civilian population to protect their military assets. And I believe Israel has a right, at that point, to defend itself,” she said.

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Israel and Palestinian authorities reached a long-term ceasefire agreement this week after Israel started its campaign in Gaza on July 8. The death toll from the Gaza conflict has reached at least 2,120 people, of which 577 are children, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Continue reading »

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Aug 31

Flashback:

- George Galloway vs Israeli General (Video)

- George Galloway vs Ignorant American (Video)

- George Galloway: Russia Has Every Right To Act In Ukraine (Video)

- British MP George Galloway Tweets On Margaret Thatcher’s Death: ‘Tramp The Dirt Down’ … And Why Maggie Thatcher Should Rot In Hell (Video)

- George Galloway Caller: House Of Saud, Saudi Arabia DOES NOT REPRESENT MUSLIMS Or ISLAM! (Video)

- George Galloway: Iran Is Not A Punching Bag (Video)

- George Galloway: The Case Against War With Iran (Must-Listen!!!):

‘Iran Hasn’t Invaded Another Country In More Than 300 Years.’

- George Galloway’s Epic Rant Against Rupert Murdoch


- Galloway hospitalized after attack in London (PressTV, Aug 30, 2014):

British lawmaker George Galloway has been taken to hospital after being attacked in London.

Galloway was attacked by a pro-Israeli man in the western part of the city on Friday.

The MP was posing for a picture with some of his fans in Golborne Road, in Notting Hill neighborhood, when the attack took place.

Galloway’s spokesman said the attack appeared to be “connected with his comments about Israel,” as the attacker was shouting comments about the Holocaust. He added that the British MP sustained bruises as the result of the assault and was in “a pretty bad shape.”

“George was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him,” the spokesman said. Continue reading »

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Aug 27

Related info:

- US, West pressure ICC not to probe Israel crimes: Report


- Israeli Bombing Intensifies in Gaza as Does Push for ICC ‘War Crimes’ Inquiry (Common Dreams, Aug 23, 2014):

Hamas signs off on Palestinian efforts to join International Criminal Court as international legal experts demand accountability

The push to engage the International Criminal Court in an investigation into possible war crimes by Israel for it military attacks on the civilian population of the Gaza Strip is gaining steam among Palestinian political factions as well as members of the international legal community.

On Friday, an international coalition of legal advocacy organizations wrote to the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, urging her to initiate an investigation into serious crimes committed by Israeli forces during it ongoing military operation against Palestinians living in Gaza, dubbed Operation Protective Edge. Continue reading »

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Aug 25

- Israel levels high-rise buildings in Gaza: ‘They housed Hamas op centers’ (RT, Aug 24, 2014):

IDF air strikes have leveled two multi-story buildings in Gaza; both are said to have housed Hamas facilities. The new tactic of bringing down entire buildings has been tested amid a new escalation of tensions in the Israeli-Gaza conflict.

A seven-story office building in the Gaza Strip’s southern town of Rafah was completely destroyed by an Israeli strike on Sunday morning, according to eyewitnesses. It’s not yet clear if there were injured or dead in the attack

Another strike in the same city hit a two-story shopping center, wounding seven and badly damaging the building.

The Israeli military claim both the buildings housed facilities linked to Palestinian militants. One of the offices in the leveled seven-story Zourab building belonged to the Hamas-run interior ministry, AP reports. Continue reading »

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Aug 25

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- BRUTAL FOOTAGE OF HOW WHAT IS REAL HELL, DESTROYS A LARGE TOWER BLOCK IN GAZA – VID (Rumor Mills News, Aug 24, 2014):

Now if this were to happen (daily} }n somewhere like say Tel Aviv, then I’m sure you’d get to hear about it,…over and over and over again.

Now can you imagine this happening in your neighborhood?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW4F3QC9qMo

Image taken from;
https://twitter.com/haaretzcom

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Aug 25

- ‘Israel may launch new ground incursion into Gaza’ (PressTV, Aug 23, 2014):

Israeli Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has warned that the Tel Aviv regime will likely begin a fresh ground incursion into the besieged Gaza Strip.

During a Friday visit to the Israelis wounded in a Palestinian retaliatory rocket fire on the southern city of Ashdod, the Israeli minister said the regime’s war on the Gaza Strip was far from over.

The Israeli military launched a new military offensive against Gaza on July 8 in an attempt to destroy the rocket capability of Palestinian resistance fighters. Continue reading »

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Aug 25

- Starve or surrender: Cut off all food and water to Gaza, says Israeli general (The Electronic Intifada, Aug 23, 2014):

sraeli Major-General Giora Eiland has urged that all food and water be cut off to Gaza’s nearly 1.8 million Palestinian residents – a major war crime and precisely the “starve or surrender” policy which the United States has condemned when used in Syria.

Eiland, the Israeli government’s former national security advisor, argues that Gaza should be considered an enemy “state.”

“Since Gaza is in fact a state in a military confrontation with us, the proper way to put pressure on them is to bring to a full stop the supplies from Israel to Gaza, not only of electricity and fuel, but also of food and water,” he wrote in a Hebrew-language op-ed on Mako, a website affiliated with Israel’s Channel 2 television.

“A state cannot simultaneously attack and feed the enemy, while he is shooting at you, because this gives the other country a breathing space – and again I am referring to Gaza as a country, because the regime there is supported by its people,” Eiland adds.

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Aug 25

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Aug 25

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General view of the rubble of a residential tower, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, is seen in Gaza City
A general view of the rubble of a residential tower, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, is seen in Gaza City August 24, 2014.

- Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys apartment tower (Reuters, Aug 24, 2014):

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel took the Gaza war to a new level by flattening a 13-storey apartment tower.

Israeli aircraft fired a non-explosive rocket at the building as a signal to residents to get out before attacking it on Saturday. Seventeen people were wounded in the strike on the structure, which Israel said had housed a Hamas command centre.

“I call on the inhabitants of Gaza to evacuate immediately from every site from which Hamas is carrying out terrorist activity. Every one of these places is a target for us,” Netanyahu said in public remarks at a cabinet meeting. Continue reading »

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Aug 24

- Israeli F-16 Missile Attacks Venezuelan Humanitarian Aid Mission in Gaza (Global Research, Aug 21, 2014):

Venezuelan ambassador to Egypt, Juan Antonio Hernandez, said Wednesday that an Israeli aircraft attacked the Venezuelan humanitarian delegation in Rafah along the border post between Egypt and Palestine. The delegation was delivering twelve tons of aid to the Palestinian people. No one was injured during the attack.

The F-16 airplane dropped a missile very close to the humanitarian site, though it did not explode. The ambassador confirmed that the missile fell approximately 50 to 70 meters from the site. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

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Hamas militants grab Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel, before executing them in Gaza City August 22, 2014. (Reuters)

- Hamas executes 18 suspected Israeli informers in Gaza (RT, Aug 22, 2014):

Hamas has executed 18 Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel after three of its own military commanders were killed Thursday in an Israeli airstrike that may have been conducted on the basis of intelligence given by informants.

Eleven of the suspected informers were killed Friday at an abandoned Gaza police station following a hastily arranged trial and sentencing. Photos on the internet showed bodies lying in pools of blood.The Palestinian Center for Human Rights said that two of the dead were women. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

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- 469 Gaza children killed, over 370,000 need ‘psychosocial aid’ – UNICEF (RT, Aug 22, 2014):

At least 469 children have been killed and over 3,000 injured in Gaza since the start of the Israeli offensive, a senior UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said, adding that more than 370,000 Palestinian kids require “immediate psychosocial first aid.”

Nine children have died in Gaza violence since Wednesday, the chief of UNICEF’s Gaza field office, Pernilla Ironside, said at a press conference on Thursday in New York.

“There isn’t a single family in Gaza who hasn’t experienced personally death, injury, the loss of their home, extensive damage, displacement,” Ironside said. Continue reading »

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Aug 22

- Israel Assassinated Gaza Army Commander’s Wife and Son (Roi Tov, Aug 20, 2014):

Today, August 20, 2014, the wife (Wadad, 28) and son (Ali, 8) of Mohammed Deif, Commander of Gaza’s Army were buried after the failed Israeli fifth attempt to assassinate the Palestinian leader. “Hamas is not a terror organization but a state in the making,” claims Yediot Ahronot, Israel’s largest paid newspaper.

Last month, during Operation Strong Cliff,* the IDF fired a missile on his home, despite knowing that he seldom was there. Does this count as an assassination attempt?

Yesterday, he apparently survived. Gaza answered with missiles on Israel, and the IDF is ready to attack Gaza again. The National Security Cabinet is meeting while these lines are written while all Hebrew media agree that the assassination of his wife and child will backfire.

 

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Aug 22

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- My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine (Haaretz, Aug 14, 2014):

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

By Desmond Tutu

The past weeks have witnessed unprecedented action by members of civil society across the world against the injustice of Israel’s disproportionately brutal response to the firing of missiles from Palestine.

If you add together all the people who gathered over the past weekend to demand justice in Israel and Palestine – in Cape Town, Washington, D.C., New York, New Delhi, London, Dublin and Sydney, and all the other cities – this was arguably the largest active outcry by citizens around a single cause ever in the history of the world. Continue reading »

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Aug 22

- Israel Faces its Own Evil (Gilad Atzmon, Aug 19, 2014):

Earlier today, just a few hours before the ceasefire collapsed, sources in Jerusalem have disclosed that Israel and the US have agreed to gradually lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip, starting with the land crossings and eventually opening up sea traffic. Hamas, so it seemed, has achieved all of its objectives in the latest round of violence.  With sparse resources, limited fire power and obsolete ballistic technology, Hamas managed to bring Israel to its knees.

Plainly, the war was unwinnable for the IDF. Israel invaded the Gaza strip without establishing its own military objectives. The Israeli Government sent its soldiers into the streets of Gaza without understanding its own military, political or diplomatic aims. Both the IDF and the Israeli government were attempting to appease Israeli popular demand for revenge. The Israeli people felt humiliated by the Palestinian rockets. These largely harmless homemade rockets interfered with Israeli escapist philosophy. The rockets’ flare reminded Israelis that there are another people who claim the land, and this people, the Palestinians, are named after the land. Once again polls confirmed that Israelis were bloodthirsty, they wanted to wipe out the Palestinians for good, and the populist Netanyahu government rushed to deliver.

But here is a little surprise; Haaretz reported today that Netanyahu tried to hide the Egyptian cease-fire proposal from his cabinet. His deceit came about because Netanyahu understood that the Egyptian draft represented a total defeat for the Israelis.  Israel could have lifted the blockade on Gaza and let the Palestinians have a seaport and an airfield without dragging the region into another war. Netanyahu could have ‘freed’ the Gazans without perpetrating another set of colossal crimes against humanity. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

- Oakland activists block Israeli ship for third day (Al Jazeera, Aug 18, 2014):

They are considering making the action a weekly event, to coincide with the arrival of new vessels

Pro-Palestinian protesters on Monday continued a campaign to block an Israeli commercial vessel from docking in Oakland, California, for a third day.

About 20 protesters arrived at the port at 5 a.m. local time to block the container ship, owned by Zim Shipping Services Ltd., one of the world’s largest container shipping companies, from entering the Port of Oakland and unloading cargo. Two demonstrators were detained and cited, according to the Oakland Police Department. Continue reading »

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Aug 20

- US, West pressure ICC not to probe Israel crimes: Report (PressTV, Aug 18, 2014):

The United States and some other Western countries are reportedly exerting significant pressure on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prevent an investigation into Israel’s war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to The Guardian on Monday, Palestinians had demanded that the court in The Hague examine Israel’s war crimes based on a Palestinian request in 2009. However, The Guardian reported that due to US pressure, the ICC is divided on whether it should launch an investigation.

According to the report, the UK and France, which are both among the biggest contributors to the ICC budget, also try to prevent investigations into war crimes committed by Israel. Continue reading »

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Aug 19

- Business as usual: UK arms factories ‘profit’ from Palestinian bloodshed (RT, Aug 18, 2014)

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Aug 18

- UK must stop selling weapons to Israel or face legal action – anti-war group (RT, Aug 17, 2014):

The UK government is being taken to court over its continuing multi-million pound program of selling arms to Israel after claims they could have been used in Gaza. Unless it stops, its issuing of licenses to arms manufacturers will be legally challenged.

The lawsuit comes from the UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which is represented by law firm Leigh Day. The firm wrote to the UK’s business secretary, Vince Cable, stating that the government was acting unlawfully and that a judicial review of its activities would be carried out if it refuses to stop the exports, the Guardian reports. Continue reading »

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Aug 18

- Signs of fascism in Israel reached new peak during Gaza op, says renowned scholar (Haaretz, Aug 17, 2014):

Israel Prize laureate and renowned scholar Zeev Sternhell fears the collapse of Israeli democracy, and compares the current atmosphere with that of 1940s’ France. The time we have left to reverse this frightening trend is running out, he warns

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Aug 17

- “They Pulled Me Back In” (Information Clearinghouse, Aug 16, 2014):

Last week, the Obama administration latched onto the plight of Iraq’s Yazidis who were being persecuted by those awful ISIS folks – just in jolly good time to divert attention from the massacre in Gaza.

How handy. All three US networks and the increasingly shackled BBC were ordered to drop Gaza reporting and refocus their camera teams on the suffering Yazidis and, all of a sudden, Iraq’s fleeing Christians. Continue reading »

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Aug 15

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- U.S. and Israeli Military Tactics Used Against American Citizens … Gazans Tweet Tips On How to Handle Tear Gas to Help Residents of Ferguson, Missouri (Washington’s Blog, Aug 14, 2014):

Police Violence In Ferguson, Missouri:  The Big Picture

As you may have heard, police and Swat teams in Ferguson, Missouri have fired tear gas and rubber bullets at peaceful protesters, and outlawed peaceful assembly.

Police are also using stun grenades and ear-damaging military sound cannons against peaceful protesters.

Reporters are among those shot at with rubber bullets and tear gas, assaulted and arrested.  Glenn Greenwald notes: Continue reading »

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Aug 13

- IDF distributed Gaza destruction photos to motivate reservists – report (RT, Aug 12, 2014):

The IDF, which has engaged in relentless efforts to dominate social media information flows during the Gaza assault, now stands embarrassed after distributing before and after photos of the destroyed Gazan neighborhood to motivate soldiers fighting there. Continue reading »

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Aug 11

- If you want to show people the truth then get them to watch this short speech (InvestmentWatch, Aug 10, 2014):

This is a great passionate speech from a couple of days ago by senator norris. If you want to show people the truth then get them to watch this short speech.

The TRUTH about the situation in Gaza – Senator David Norris

Published on Aug 6, 2014

Houses of the Oireachtas Irish Senator David Norris on situations in Gaza

Related info: Continue reading »

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Aug 11

FYI.


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- America’s Secret Civil War (Veterans Today, Aug 10, 2014):

A Secret American Civil War is now being waged as Terrorist Proxy-Wars in Syria, the Ukraine and Afghanistan.

 This is a remote civil war with the “Aggressors” being Mind-kontrolled Mercenary Zombies fighting on behalf of the City of London (COL) Rothschild World Zionists (WZs), Israeli’s Leaders, Saudi Arabia and Bush Crime Cabal lackeys still deeply embedded inside the Secret Shadow Government (SSG aka the US Privatized Defense establishment).

And on the other side, best viewed as the “Defenders” which are now counter-attacking in Iraq, is the USG on behalf of the current Administration who have been playing along at times but are now directly bucking the City of London and Israeli WZs and the Bush Crime Cabal (BCC).(1)

The reason the US Administration has ordered an attack on ISIS in Iraq when they did nothing for so long? Because the ISIS made the mistake of attacking Kurdistan which has been a very strong secret Allie of the US Administration. It seems clear that this is a line that even President Obama will not allow ISIS to cross. Continue reading »

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Aug 11

- I was in the IDF’s artillery. I saw first-hand how the army brushes off civilian casualties (The Independent, Aug 8, 2014):

In the 1982 Lebanon war I served as an Israeli artillery forward observer, my task to pinpoint the PLO’s positions and call in fire from our artillery units. We stayed in the evacuated Al Jamous School, overlooking Beirut. The routine was simple enough: I would pop into the classroom next door from where I would collect the co-ordinates and description of my military targets: “a military camp”, “a mortar”, “an antenna”. I would then return to my room and, looking out of the windows, I would direct our fire on the targets.

From time to time I would pause to let the air force get in to drop its munitions; and the navy would fire from the sea. Beirut, in the summer of 1982, was all burning up – a city on fire. Continue reading »

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Aug 10

Related info:

- Gaza’s Child Victims (Photos)


- 150 + International Legal Experts: Israel Has Committed War Crimes … Should be Referred to the International Criminal Court (Washington’s Blog, Aug 9, 2014):

Legal Experts Say Israel Is Targeting Civilians and Inflicting Collective Punishment

The United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch all say that Israel has committed war crimes by targeting civilians.

Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians is also a war crime. Continue reading »

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Aug 10

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- Bloodlust in Gaza, PressTV/VT Partnered Coverage (Veterans Today, Aug 9, 2014):

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Aug 09

- Online petition urges ‘Nuremberg for Israel’ over ‘genocide of Palestinians’ (RT, Aug 6, 2014)

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Aug 09

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- Gaza’s Children:

In July 2014, an Israeli incursion into Gaza resulted in numerous casualties. Many of the victims were children. This website is dedicated to their memory.

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