Jul 30

Related info:

- Facts All US Citizens Need To Know About Israel And Palestine

Flashback:

- On record: Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘America is something that can easily be moved.’ ‘The world won’t say a thing.’ ‘The world will say we’re defending.’ (Video)


- Israel Takes Away 44% of Gaza Land … Herds Gazans Into Remaining Area (Washington’s Blog, July 29, 2014):

Already Crowded Gazans Are Now Being Jammed Into a Much Smaller Area

Daily Beast reports (hat tip Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Gara):

This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the more densely populated places on earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the three-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.

What that means on the ground is scenes of extraordinary devastation in places like the Al Shajaya district approaching Gaza’s eastern frontier, and Beit Hanoun in the north. These were crowded neighborhoods less than three weeks ago. Now they have been literally depopulated, the residents joining more than 160,000 internally displaced people in refuges and makeshift shelters. Apartment blocks are fields of rubble, and as I move through this hostile landscape the phrase that keeps ringing in my head is “scorched earth.”

It’s not like Israel didn’t plan this. It told tens of thousands of Palestinians to flee so its air force, artillery and tanks could create this uninhabitable no-man’s land of half standing, burned-out buildings, broken concrete and twisted metal. During a brief humanitarian ceasefire some Gazans were able to come back to get their first glimpse of the destruction this war has brought to their communities, and to sift through their demolished homes to gather clothes or other scattered bits of their past lives. But many were not even able to do that.

This map shows the area Israel is seizing, courtesy of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: Continue reading »

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Jul 30

- At least 100 Palestinians killed since midnight in Gaza – Health Ministry (RT, July 29, 2014):

At least 100 Palestinians have been killed since Monday midnight after Israel beefed up its military operation in the Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials.

At least 100 people have been killed by Israeli shelling as Operation Protective Edge entered its 22nd day on Tuesday.

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Jul 30

- ​‘No children left in Gaza!’ Right-wing Israeli mob mocks deaths in anti-Gaza chant (VIDEO) (RT, July 29, 2014):

A right-wing Israeli mob has been caught on film seemingly celebrating the deaths of Palestinian children in Operation Protective Edge. Over 1,200 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s latest offensive, including over 200 children.

The video uploaded onto YouTube on Saturday shows a group of right-wing Israeli activists celebrating the Israeli Defense Force’s incursion into Gaza.

“Tomorrow there’s no teaching in Gaza, they don’t have any children left,” chanted the protesters, waving Israeli flags.

The video was published by Israeli journalist Haim Har-Zahav. Continue reading »

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Jul 29

- 8 children killed as missiles hit Gaza playground, hospital (RT, July 28, 2014):

Hopes for an imminent end to the Gaza conflict are fading, with renewed violence bringing new casualties. Israel and Hamas blame each other after eight children were killed and 46 others injured by a missile that landed in a Gaza refugee camp playground.

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Jul 28


Added: Jul 27, 2014

Sources transcript and bonus clips: http://scgnews.com/flight-mh17-what-y…

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Jul 27

- High-Level American Intelligence and Counterterror Officials: Islamic Terror Is Motivated by U.S. Support for Tyrants in the Middle East and U.S. Support for Israel (Washington’s Blog, July 26, 2014):

“Only a Fool Wouldn’t Know that Our Relationship with Israel Causes Us War with Muslims”

In the classic 6th Century B.C. Chinese military strategy treatise – The Art of War -the brilliant military commander Sun Tzu wrote:

It is said that if youknow your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

In other words, knowing your enemy is key to destroying them. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

- Chemical Weapon Use in Gaza Found (Veterans Today, July 26, 2014):

Medical sources in Gaza report the use of poison gas in Gaza.  Victims of an unknown chemical weapon, a gas or vapor, are becoming widespread.


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Jul 27

- Debunking the Claim that Palestinians Use Civilians as “Human Shields” (Washington’s Blog, July 26, 2014):

“By Falsely Associating Itself with Judaism, Zionism Uses Jews Everywhere as Human Shields”

The Nation debunks the claim that Palestinians are using civilians as “human shields”

This is arguably one of Israel’s most insidious claims, because it blames Palestinians for their own death and deprives them of even their victimhood. Israel made the same argument in its war against Lebanon in 2006 and in its war against Palestinians in 2008. Notwithstanding its military cartoon sketches, Israel has yet to prove that Hamas has used civilian infrastructure to store military weapons. The two cases where Hamas indeed stored weapons in UNRWA schools, the schools were empty. UNRWA discovered the rockets and publicly condemned the violation of its sanctity.

International human rights organizations that have investigated these claims have determined that they are not true. It attributed the high death toll in Israel’s 2006 war on Lebanon to Israel’s indiscriminate attacks. Human Rights Watch notes: Continue reading »

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Jul 27

- Jews Stage Massive Anti-War Protests In Tel Aviv, New York and Elsewhere (Washington’s Blog, July 26, 2014)

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Jul 27

- If Americans Knew What Was Happening In Israel … (Washington’s Blog, July 26, 2014):

… Their Views Would Change Overnight

If my fellow Americans understood the history of Israel and Palestine, their views would change overnight … and they would demand that Israel no longer be given unconditional support and blank checks to do whatever they want: Continue reading »

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Jul 27

Is ‘divide et impera’ doomed to fail?

Will love have the final word?

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Certainly the Zionists and power elite ‘are not amused’.

Will the Zionists now tell the CIA/Mossad to get those suitcase nukes ready?

Related info:

- Rabbi Dovid Weiss On Judaism, Israel And Zionism – ‘The More The Religious The (Jewish) Community Is, The More Anti-Zionist They Are’ – ‘Our Hearts Cry For The People Of Palestine’ (Video)


- Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies: Social media campaign goes viral (PHOTOS) (RT, July 26, 2014)

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Jul 26

Related info:

- As Gaza Death Toll Surpasses 600 Israel Ambassador Says IDF Deserve Nobel Peace Prize For ‘Unimaginable Restraint’


- Women, children, UN staff killed in shelling of school in Gaza (RT, July 25, 2014):

Women, children and UN staff were among those killed during the shelling of a UN-run school in northern Gaza, in which hundreds of people had taken refuge. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed outrage and horror at the tragedy.

“I am appalled by the news of an attack on an UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) school in Northern Gaza where hundreds of people had taken refuge,” Ban said in a statement published on the UN’s website, adding that “circumstances are still unclear.” Continue reading »

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Jul 26

- Israel Losing Support from Its Biggest Ally: American Evangelical Christians (Washington’s Blog, July 25, 2014)

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Jul 26

- Things In The Middle East Are About To Get Much Worse (ZeroHedge, July 24, 2014):

There are major clashes occurring currently in The West Bank tonight as claims of 10s of thousands and Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers. An Israeli army spokeswoman told the AFP news agency, “there are thousands of rioters there. They are rolling burning tyres and throwing Molotov cocktails and fireworks at soldiers and border police… The soldiers are responding with riot disposal means.” Sadly, as the photos below reveal taken moments ago show, things appear set to get very much worse.

 

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Jul 26

- First Syrian Rebels, Now Hamas: Qatar Once Again Emerges As “Mystery” US-Backed Sponsor Of War (ZeroHedge, July 25, 2014):

It was a little over a year ago when the “Mystery Sponsor Of Weapons And Money To Syrian Mercenary “Rebels” Was Revealed” as none other than the uber-wealthy Qatar (also known as the tiny but filthy rich state in the Persian Gulf that hosts the US Fifth fleet, better known as infinite leverage vis-a-vis the United States), which effectively had been pulling the US interventionist strings in hopes of taking out the Assad government and installing a puppet regime, one which would be helpful in facilitating the passage of a natgas pipeline beneath the country, which would then proceed into Turkey and all the way into Europe, as a means of bypassing Europe’s reliance on Russia (which as recent events have shown has all the leverage when it comes to Europe).  It failed.

As a result it had to redirect its puppetmastery skills elsewhere. That “elsewhere” appears to be none other than Hamas, which is now embroiled in a landwar with Israel in a conflict that has claimed the lives of over 800 people. And while we did find the revelation reported by the Times of Israel as surprising, it is certainly not shocking in a world in which moneyed interests fund militants across nations in what has become an explosion of proxy wars around the globe (see Syria, Ukraine, etc).

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, shakes hands with Hamas leader
Khaled Mashaal, right, as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, center,
looks on, after signing an agreement in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Feb 6, 2012
(photo credit: AP/Osama Faisal)

According to the TOI, Israel president Shimon Peres “accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza.” Continue reading »

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Jul 26

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Israeli improvised gas chamber, see text below

- Israel Transforms Tunnels into Gas Chambers (Roi Tov)

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Jul 25

- Fighting jihad for Israel (Al Jazeera, July 22, 2014):

Foreign fighters drawn from Europe and the US contribute to Israel’s military occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Her name is Katie. She is from the Netherlands, and chose to serve in the Israeli navy instead of remaining in her country.

Will her government label her and the rest of the hundreds of Dutch youth serving in the Israeli military as jihadstrijders (jihad fighters), the name given to the hundred or so that went to Syria? Katie, a Dutch-Israeli dual citizen, is after all a jihadist in occupied Palestinian lands. Continue reading »

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Jul 24

Maybe?


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Palestinian girls walk amidst debris following an Israeli military strike in Gaza city, on July 23, 2014. (AFP Photo/MAHMUD HAMS)

- Israel maybe guilty of war crimes – UN Human Rights Chief(RT, July 23, 2014):

Israel maybe committing war crimes in Gaza, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Speaking in Geneva, Navi Pillay said house demolitions and the killing of children raise the “strong possibility” that Israel is violating international law.

Opening an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, she citied cases of Israeli air strikes and shelling hitting houses and hospitals in the coastal enclave: “These are just a few examples where there seems to be a strong possibility that international humanitarian law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,” she said.

She hit out at both sides concerning their conduct during the conflict, which is now in its 16th day, having started on July 8. Some 643 Palestinians, many of them children and civilians have died in the conflict, including a seven-year-old hit by a shell in southern Gaza early on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

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Smoke is seen after an Israeli strike over the Gaza Strip July 22, 2014. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

The Israeli army has been accused of targeting civilian areas, as well as using flechette shells during its offensive in Gaza, which can cause widespread harm and death to civilians. Some 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed, including a tank officer shot by a Palestinian sniper early on Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Jul 24

- ‘If I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket’ UK politician roasted for anti-Israel tweet (RT, July 23, 2014)

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Jul 23

Flashback:

- This Is The Government: Your Legal Right To Redeem Your Money Market Account Has Been Denied – THE SEQUEL


- Frontrunning: July 23 (ZeroHedge, July 23, 2014):

  • Here come the gates which we predicted in 2010: SEC Is Set to Approve Money-Fund Rules (WSJ)
  • Dick’s cuts 400 jobs as golf now less popular (MW)
  • Kerry arrives in Israel, pushes for peace (Reuters) (Sure!)
  • Pay Penalty Haunts Recession Grads as U.S. Economy Mends (BBG)
  • Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Health-Law Subsidies (WSJ)
  • Rebel Stronghold Donetsk Holds Breath as Shellfire Mounts (BBG)
  • Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race (Reuters)
  • Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food (Reuters)
  • Jobs Hold Sway Over Yellen-Carney as Central Banks Splinter (BBG)

Overnight Media Digest

WSJ

* Two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on subsidies for health coverage purchased on federal insurance exchanges, clouding a major part of Obama’s health law. (http://on.wsj.com/1pb81yo)

* The Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that Deutsche Bank AG’s U.S. operations suffer from a litany of serious financial reporting problems that the lender has known about for years but not fixed. (http://on.wsj.com/1jUoOXe) Continue reading »

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Jul 23

WTF!!!

From the article:

Some are shamelessly accusing Israel of genocide and would put us in the dock for war crimes,” Dermer said. “But the truth is that the Israeli Defense Forces should be given the Nobel Peace Prize… a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint.”

Dermer’s comments followed a statement issued by Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, who on Sunday said that the IDF is the “most humane and bravest army in the world.”

Now meet the ‘most humane and bravest army in the world’:

- Gaza Right Now: In Pictures

- Reporter Exposing Israeli War Crimes In Gaza Gets Pulled From NBC News (Video) – A Zionist General’s Son Shatters The Myths (Video):

80% of the killed and injured are civilians. Remember, there is no Israeli Iron Dome to protect Palestinian civilians and children ~ this is not war, it’s genocide.

- UN: Up To 80% Of Fatalities In Israel’s Bombing Of Gaza Are Civilians

- Israeli Interior Minister: ‘The Goal Of The Operation Is To Send Gaza Back To The Middle Ages’, ‘Destroying All The Infrastructure Including Roads And Water’

- Amnesty International: UN Must Urgently Investigate War Crimes In Israeli-Gaza Conflict

Ron Dermer forgot to mention that there are those who ‘shamelessly’ accuse Israel to be the ‘land of the thieves’:

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We wonder how somebody could possibly come up with such an accusation.


As Gaza Death Toll Surpasses 600 Israel Ambassador Says IDF Deserve Nobel Peace Prize For “Unimaginable Restraint” (ZeroHedge, July 22, 2014):

The situation in Gaza has crossed beyond the rabbit hole (or perhaps in this case, tunnel) and has entered the surreal zone.

Consider, from Reuters: “Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. On the other side, Israel’s military announced that the total number of army fatalities have risen to 29, three times as many as were killed in the last ground invasion of Gaza, in a 2008-2009 war.

Among the Gaza targets: five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the deceased Hamas military chief. But why is Israel targeting what are clearly civilian locales? “Israeli military accuses Hamas militants of firing rockets from the grounds of Gaza hospitals and seeking refuge there.” Remember, this was supposed to be a “pinpoint military operation.” Continue reading »

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Jul 22

- Israeli tank strikes on Gaza hospital kill 4, scores injured – medics (RT, July 21, 2014):

Four Palestinian’s have been killed and dozens wounded after an Israeli tank shell hit the third floor of Al-Aqsa hospital in central Gaza, according to a Health Ministry spokesman.

Ashraf Al-Qidra said that the third floor housed an intensive care unit and operating theaters. Other shells had fallen around the hospital, he added, with officials calling on the Red Cross to help evacuate patients.

A doctor at the hospital, Fayez Zidane, told the station that shells hit the third and fourth floor as well as the reception area.

“There is still shelling against the hospital,” he said speaking to AP. He said he found bits of a rocket, presumably from one of the projectiles.

Continue reading »

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Jul 21

Israeli Gaza offensive inspires global rallies, Paris protest turns violent
French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014, after clashes following a demonstration denouncing Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and showing support to the Palestinian people. (AFP Photo / Pierre Andrieu)

- Israeli Gaza offensive inspires global rallies, Paris protest turns violent (RT, July 21, 2014)

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Jul 21

- ‘Shejaia massacre’ in Gaza prompts urgent UN Security Council meeting (RT, July 20, 2014)

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Jul 21

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Traitor in Chief

Related info:

- Reporter Exposing Israeli War Crimes In Gaza Gets Pulled From NBC News (Video) – A Zionist General’s Son Shatters The Myths (Video):

… 80% of the killed and injured are civilians.

this is not war, it’s genocide.

- President Obama: ‘I’m proud that even in these difficult times we’ve fought for and secured the most funding for Israel in history’ – ‘I am proud to say that no US administration has done more in support of Israel’s security than ours. None. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. It is a fact.’

- Joe Biden on Shalom TV: ‘I am a ZIONIST’


- President Obama Defends Israel, Condemns Hamas, Sends Kerry To Egypt To Fix It (ZeroHedge, July 21, 2014):

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke on the phone today; The White House just released the clarifying statement of next steps…

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke again this morning by phone, their second call in three days to discuss the situation in Gaza.  The President discussed Israel’s ongoing military operation, reiterated the United States’ condemnation of attacks by Hamas against Israel, and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself.

Continue reading »

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Jul 20

Related info:

- Reporter Exposing Israeli War Crimes In Gaza Gets Pulled From NBC News (Video) – A Zionist General’s Son Shatters The Myths (Video)

- Israeli Interior Minister: ‘The Goal Of The Operation Is To Send Gaza Back To The Middle Ages’, ‘Destroying All The Infrastructure Including Roads And Water’


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- Over 50 Killed In Gaza As Israel Shelling Is “Fiercest Since 1967 War” (ZeroHedge, July 20, 2014):

While the world’s attention is focused on the tragic events in Ukraine, the fighting in Gaza has entered its 13th, and most deadly day, with at least 50 Palestinians killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighborhood, where “bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled for shelter to a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said.” Reuters reports that the mass casualties in Shejaia, in northeast Gaza, were the heaviest since Israel launched its offensive, since expanded to a land offensive including tanks and troops. This has brought the total dead count on the Gaza side to over 400. According to elderly locals, today’s Israeli shelling was the fiercest they had seen since the 1967 Middle East war, when Israel captured Gaza. Shifa hospital’s director, Naser Tattar, said 17 children, 14 women and four elderly were among the 50 dead, and about 400 people were wounded in the Israeli assault.

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Jul 20

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NBC Pulls Veteran Reporter After Witness To Gaza Kids Murder


Democracy Now interview with Glenn Greenwald

- Reporter Exposing War Crimes Gets Pulled From NBC News (Veterans Today, July 19, 2014):

NBC is facing questions over its decision to pull veteran news correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza just after he personally witnessed the Israeli military’s killing of four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach. Mohyeldin was kicking a soccer ball around with the boys just minutes before they died.

He is a longtime reporter in the region. In his coverage, he reports on the Gaza conflict in the context of the Israeli occupation, sparking criticism from some supporters of the Israeli offensive. Continue reading »

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Jul 19

Death Toll Hits 330 As Israel Uncovers 13 Tunnels, Faces “Suicide Donkeys” (ZeroHedge, July 19, 2014)

Related info:

- Israeli MP Ayelet-Shaked: Mothers Of All Palestinians Must Be Killed

- Israeli Interior Minister: ‘The Goal Of The Operation Is To Send Gaza Back To The Middle Ages’, ‘Destroying All The Infrastructure Including Roads And Water’

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Jul 19

- Downed Malaysian Jet Intensifies Russia Bashing (Washington’s Blog, July 19, 2014):

n Thursday’s USA Today, self-described liberal Democratic strategist Bob Beckel wrote, “(Earlier) empires tried to dominate the world, mostly by military aggression.  The United States has never sought to be an empire.

You hope that most people would laugh at Beckel’s silly claim, but they probably won’t if they live in the US.

Earlier in the week, a Pew Research Center poll revealed that 51% of Americans side with Israel in their current offensive in Gaza, while only 14% side with Palestinians.  It seems illogical that Americans would have such a view, but given what they hear from their elected officials and from the establishment media, it is sadly understandable. Continue reading »

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Jul 18

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(Reuters)

- Israel launches ground incursion in Gaza Strip   LIVE UPDATES  (RT, July 17, 2014)

- Israel Launches Ground Invasion Of Gaza (ZeroHedge, July 17, 2014):

While the mainstream media busily speculates on just which Russians (because they are sure it’s not the Ukrainians) shot the jet out of the sky, Al Jazeera, via Bloomberg, reports that Israel has decided not to let a crisis go to waste and invade Gaza:

  • ISRAEL GROUND INVASION OF GAZA HAS STARTED: AL JAZEERA
  • ISRAELI ARMY DECLINES TO COMMENT ON REPORT OF GROUND INVASION

The operation is reportedly on a wide scale.

  • HEAVY ARTILLERY FIRE, EXPLOSIONS, HEARD THROUGHOUT GAZA

As Blomberg reports, Continue reading »

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