H/t reader squodgy:
“Again, Gaza is pushed to the back, despite continued israeli destruction and murder, with assistance from hypocritical UK & USA.”
And don’t hold your breath for Trump.
Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama, none of them tried to allay Palestine’s misery. Hillary wouldn’t have either.
The Israeli military has heavily shelled residential areas in the Gaza Strip days after a similar attack injured three Palestinians in the Israeli-besieged enclave.
The Palestinian Naba news agency reported that Israeli tanks fired artillery shells at Palestinian homes and agricultural lands in the eastern part of Deir al-Balah city in central Gaza early on Tuesday. Continue reading »
Ankara sends second aid shipment to besieged Palestinian enclave after Turkish-Israeli deal to normalise ties.
A ship carrying aid to Gaza has departed from the Turkish city of Mersin and is on its way to the Israeli port of Ashdod, according to a senior Turkish official.
“This is the second major shipment of humanitarian aid to Gaza since an agreement was reached with the government of Israel to normalise relations,” the official, who asked to remain anonymous, told Al Jazeera on Saturday. Continue reading »
It’s been a busy 24 hours for John Kerry. Between fending off requests for Hillary’s emails, palling it up with Erdogan, and dealing with Afghanistan fallout, The Department of State has just issued a travel alert warning U.S. citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip and urges those present to depart as soon as possible when border crossings are open. The announcement follows an escalation between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military over the weekend.
The security situation remains complex in Israel and the West Bank, and can change quickly depending on the political environment, recent events, and geographic location. U.S. citizens should exercise caution and remain aware of their surroundings when traveling to areas where there are heightened tensions and security risks. The Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority both make considerable efforts to police major tourist attractions and ensure security, particularly in areas where foreigners frequently travel. This replaces the Travel Warning issued December 15, 2015. Continue reading »
According to an experienced reporter on Palestine, 50 percent of the water to a city of 40,000 people has been cut off during Ramadan, a time “when people need to have access to food and water more than any other time.”
(MINTPRESS) Jerusalem — Israel is limiting access to water in Palestine, a long-standing practice that’s only intensified during the holy month of Ramadan, when access to water becomes even more important than usual.
Israel would remain in full security control of the island which would be connected by a single land bridge
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Yet, Brother Nataniel still thinks Putin is the good guy, when he is just another Rothschild puppet, like Obama …
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Obama and Putin are both Rothschild/Illuminati puppets …
… and Freemasons:
Masonic handshakes …
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Jan 5, 2016
Jeff interviews well known freedom activist and advocate for the Palestinian people, Ken O’Keefe. Topics include: the nefarious workings of the state, freedom and self ownership, US purveyors of violence, the shattering of illusions and dawning truth leads to the attempt to renounce US citizenship, on the run from the state, Max Igan and Palestine, Gaza, people take their lives in their hands by speaking out, those who speak up are imprisoned and tortured, absolutely vital to speak truth to power, US congress is treasonous and entirely unconstitutional, attempting to initiate world war three, the truth about Iran, the people are sick and tired of war and are waking up in droves but we are responsible and we need to effect the change, the Israeli ownership of the US government, Zionism is not the problem, Jewish supremacy the Talmud and nuclear holocaust, it is imperative to stop the funding of mass murder by not paying taxes. Continue reading »
Tags: 9/11, Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, CIA, Economy, False flag, Gaza, Global News, Government, ISIL, ISIS, Israel, Jeff Berwick, Jews, Ken O'Keefe, Khazars, Military, Mossad, Palestine, Palestinians, Politics, Terrorism, U.S., Zionism
Israeli planes have reportedly sprayed chemical substances on farmlands across the besieged Gaza Strip, killing off the crops in the already impoverished Palestinian territory.
“Several farmers informed us that Israeli planes had sprayed their lands with pesticides,” Wael Thabet, head of the plant protection department at Gaza Agriculture Ministry, said on Wednesday.
The outskirts of al-Qarara town north of Khan Yunis, and Wadi as-Salqa agricultural town south of Deir al-Balah are the affected areas. Continue reading »
An Israeli politician has proposed new legislation against an organization of Israeli veterans called ‘Breaking the Silence’. It’s mission is to expose the reality of everyday life in occupied territories to the Israeli public. Among the revelations are claims that Israeli soldiers deliberately targeted Palestinian civilians and demolished homes during the Gaza war in 2014.
There are some aspects of life in Palestine that are simply impossible to describe. No words can do them justice, no picture or cartoon is strong enough to illustrate them, not even a video can faithfully demonstrate them. Forty years ago, on November 10, 1975 the United Nations stated correctly that “Zionism is a form of racism and racist discrimination” and it called upon all countries to “oppose this racist and imperialist ideology.” Life for Palestinians in Hebron, is one example of this indescribable, horrifying racism. Continue reading »
The Israeli prime minister and six other government officials could face arrest should they enter Spain, after a judge from the country issued warrants for their arrest.
Benjamin Netanyahu would be detained by police over a a case against him regarding the famed ‘Freedom Flotilla’ attack that took place in 2010.
Spanish judge Jose de la Mata ordered both the police and guardía to notify him should Netanyahu or one of six other Israeli officials cross Spain’s border. Continue reading »
Far-right, former IDF colonel, racist MK Moti Yogev wants family members of Palestinians accused of attacking Jews (true or false) placed in internment camps.
Will death camp recommendations follow? He claims punishing families will deter their children from allegedly harming Jews.
“There are (various) means of deterrence, such as banishing families of murderers to the Judean Desert – something that’s possible by law – and the creation of a type of Holot (internment camp) run by the military police,” he blustered. Continue reading »
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A doll and a few toys were the only belongings left by two-year-old Rahaf Hassan when she was killed along with her 25-year-old pregnant mother in an Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza City on Sunday.
Shortly before the attack, Rahaf and her mother had been safe in their family home, which lies among olive groves in an agricultural area, seemingly far from any military presence. Continue reading »
Rothschild Zionism totally destroyed what has been a peaceful relationship between Jews and Palestinians before.
Destroying peaceful relationships is what is right now happening all over the planet.
The Illuminati are playing the divide et impera card and it works perfectly well for them … so far.
The Illuminati (The Rothschilds and the 12 other lite families have the greatest financial collapse and WW3 planned for us.
It was the Rothschilds who through their agents financed and controlled Hitler AND told him what to do!
They also controlled Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. WW2 has been a staged event and so has been the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution and WW1.
And now we are on the road to WW3.
Israel stealing Palestine:
This powerful documentary exposes the hell that the palestinians have been going through. The world has been hijacked by a cabal of zionists/occultists, and the support given to them by governments has alienated much of the world. IsraHell on Earth looks at the origins of the abomination that is IsraHell and exposes its apartheid crimes.
NETANYAHU SPEECH DECODED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mNCgm…
– Israel intercepts & escorts Gaza flotilla flagship, RT columnist aboard (RT, June 29, 2015):
Contact has been lost with the Swedish boat Marianne, which had been leading the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla, after other boats turned back. The IDF announced that they intercepted and searched the vessel which had tried to “breach the maritime blockade.”
RT’s Nadezhda Kevorkova who is on board the Marianne, the flotilla’s flagship, said by phone that a military helicopter had been flying above the flotilla as well as an unknown military plane “flying very low above the water” near the activists’ vessels.
— RT (@RT_com) June 27, 2015
— RT (@RT_com) June 29, 2015
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition lost contact with the flagship of the flotilla at 10:57pm GMT, the organization said. The vessel was some 100 nautical miles from its destination when it happened. Continue reading »
– Today I saw a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic bag of meat: it was his son (Stop The War Coalition, June 22, 2015):
I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, says Brian Eno, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time.
Brian Eno’s letter to America: WHY? I just don’t get it
This article was originally published on 3 August 2014. Brian Eno is an artist, musical innovator, record producer for artists ranging from David Bowie to U2 and Coldplay. He has been a consistent supporter of Stop the War Coalition since it was first founded.
Dear All of You,
I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more.
Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently using their fab new weapon, flechette bombs. You probably know what those are – hundreds of small steel darts packed around explosive which tear the flesh off humans. The boy was Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra. He was 4 years old.
I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time. Continue reading »
– The secret projects of Israël and Saudi Arabia (Voltairenet, June 27, 2015):
The reponse by Tel-Aviv and Riyadh to the US-Iran negotiations can be found in the extension of Saudi financing of the war against Gaza in 2008 – the alliance between a colonial state and an obscurantist monarchy. While the Near East is preparing for a ten-year change in the rules of the game, Thierry Meyssan reveals here the contents of the secret negotiations between Tel-Aviv and Riyadh.
No-one in the Middle East seems to be aware that the secret agreements which should be signed on the 30th June 2015 by Washington and Teheran – on the fringe of the multilateral agreements concerning nuclear power – will probably set the rules of the game for the next ten years.
These agreements arrive at a moment when the United States have become the world’s first producers of petrol, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Consequently they do not need Middle-Eastern petrol for themselves, and are only interested in it as a means of maintaining the world market in dollars. Continue reading »
Uri Avnery is a longtime Israeli peace activist. Since 1948 has advocated the setting up of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. In 1974, Uri Avnery was the first Israeli to establish contact with PLO leadership. In 1982 he was the first Israeli ever to meet Yassir Arafat, after crossing the lines in besieged Beirut. He served three terms in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), and is the founder of Gush Shalom (Peace Bloc). Visit his Website.
– War Crimes? Us??? (OpEdNews, June 26, 2015):
“WAR IS HELL!” the US general George Patton famously exclaimed.War is the business of killing the “enemy,” in order to impose your will on them.
Therefore, “humane war” is an oxymoron.
War itself is a crime. There are few exceptions. I would exempt the war against Nazi Germany, since it was conducted against a regime of mass murderers, led by a psychopathic dictator, who could not be brought to heel by any other means.This being so, the concept of “war crimes” is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place. This is not the business of soldiers, but of political leaders. Yet they are rarely indicted.
THESE PHILOSOPHICAL musings came to me in the wake of the recent UN report on the last Gaza war.The investigation committee bent over backwards to be “balanced,” and accused both the Israeli army and Hamas in almost equal terms. That, in itself, is problematic.
This was not a war between equals. On one side, the State of Israel, with one of the mightiest armies in the world. On the other side, a stateless population of 1.8 million people, led by a guerrilla organization devoid of any modern arms.
Any equating of such two entities is by definition contrived. Even if both sides committed grievous war crimes, they are not the same. Each must be judged on its own (de)merits.
THE IDEA of “war crimes” is relatively new. It arose during the 30 Years War, which devastated a large part of Central Europe. Many armies took part, and all of them destroyed towns and villages without the slightest compunction. As a result, two thirds of Germany were devastated and a third of the German people was killed.
Hugo de Groot, a Dutchman, argued that even in war, civilized nations are bound by certain limitations. He was not a starry-eyed idealist, divorced from reality. His main principle, as I understand it, was that it makes no sense to forbid actions that help a warring country [or “party”] to pursue the war, but that any cruelty not necessary for the efficient conduct of the war is illegitimate.
This idea took hold. During the 18th century, endless wars were conducted by professional armies, without hurting civilian populations unnecessarily. Wars became “humane.”
Not for long. With the French revolution, war became a matter of mass armies, the protection of civilians slowly eroded, until it disappeared entirely in World War II, when whole cities were destroyed by unlimited aerial bombardment (Dresden and Hamburg) and the atom bomb (Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
Even so, a number of international conventions prohibit war crimes that target civilian populations or hurt the population in occupied territories.
That was the mandate of this committee of investigation.
THE COMMITTEE castigates Hamas for committing war crimes against the Israeli population.
Israelis didn’t need the committee to know that. A large share of Israeli citizens spent hours in shelters during the Gaza war, under the threat of Hamas rockets.
Hamas launched thousands of rockets towards towns and villages in Israel. These were primitive rockets, which could not be aimed at specific targets — like the Dimona nuclear installation or the Ministry of Defense which is located in the center of Tel Aviv. They were meant to terrorize the civilian population into demanding a stop to the attack on the Gaza strip.
They did not achieve this goal because Israel had installed a number of “Iron Dome” counter-rocket batteries, that intercepted almost all rockets heading for civilian targets. Success was almost complete.
If they are brought before the International Court in The Hague, the Hamas leaders will argue that they had no choice: they had no other weapons to oppose the Israeli invasion. As a Palestinian commander once told me: “Give us cannons and fighter planes, and we will not use terrorism.”
The International Court will then have to decide whether a people that is practically under an endless occupation is allowed to use indiscriminate rockets. Considering the principles laid down by de Groot, I wonder what the decision will be.
That goes for terrorism in general, if used by an oppressed people that has no other means of fighting. The black South Africans used terrorism in their fight against the oppressive apartheid regime, and Nelson Mandela spent 28 years in prison for taking part in such acts und refusing to condemn them.
THE CASE against the Israeli government and army is quite different. They have a plentitude of arms, from drones to warplanes to artillery to tanks.
If there was a cardinal war crime in this war, it was the cabinet decision to start it. Because an Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip makes war crimes unavoidable.
Anyone who has ever been a combat soldier in war knows that war crimes, whether in the most moral or the most base army in the world, do occur in war. No army can avoid recruiting psychologically defective people. In every company there is at least one pathological specimen. If there are not very strict rules, exercised by very strict commanders, crimes will occur.
War brings out the inner man (or woman, nowadays). A well-behaved, educated man will suddenly turn into a ferocious beast. A simple, lowly laborer will reveal himself as a decent, generous human being. Even in the “Most Moral Army in the World” — an oxymoron if there ever was one.
I was a combat soldier in the 1948 war. I have seen an eyeful of crimes, and I have described them in my 1950 book “The Other Side of the Coin.”
THIS GOES for every army. In our army during the last Gaza war, the situation was even worse.
The reasons for the attack on the Gaza Strip were murky. Three Israeli kids were captured by Arab men, obviously for the sake of achieving a prisoner exchange. The Arabs panicked and killed the boys. The Israelis responded, the Palestinians responded, and lo — the cabinet decided on a full-fledged attack.
Our cabinet includes nincompoops, most of whom have no idea what war is. They decided to attack the Gaza Strip.
This decision was the real war crime.
The Gaza Strip is a tiny territory, overcrowded by a bloated population of 1.8 million human beings, about half of them descendents of refugees from areas that became Israel in the 1948 war.
In any circumstances, such an attack was bound to result in a large number of civilian casualties. But another fact made this even worse.
ISRAEL IS a democratic state. Leaders have to be elected by the people. The voters consist of the parents and grandparents of the soldiers, members of both regular and reserve units.
This means that Israel is inordinately sensitive to casualties. If a large number of soldiers are killed in action, the government will fall.
Therefore it is the maxim of the Israeli army to avoid casualties at any cost — any cost to the enemy, that is. To save one soldier, it is permissible to kill ten, twenty, a hundred civilians on the other side.
This rule, unwritten and self-understood, is symbolized by the “Hannibal Procedure” — the code-word for preventing at any cost the taking of an Israeli soldier prisoner. Here, too, a “democratic” principle is at work: no Israeli government can withstand public pressure to release many dozens of Palestinian prisoners in return for the release of one Israeli one. Ergo: prevent a soldier from being taken prisoner, even if the soldier himself is killed in the process.
Hannibal allows — indeed, commands — the wreaking of untold destruction and killing, in order to prevent a captured soldier from being spirited away. This procedure is itself a war crime.
A responsible cabinet, with a minimum of combat experience, would know all this at the moment it was called upon to decide on a military operation. If they don’t know, it is the duty of the army [or “military”] commanders — who are present at such cabinet meetings — to explain it to them. I wonder if they did.
ALL THIS means that, once started, the results were almost unavoidable. To make an attack without serious Israeli casualties possible, entire neighborhoods had to be flattened by drones, planes and artillery. And that obviously happened.Inhabitants were often warned to flee, and many did. Others did not, being loath to leave behind everything precious to them. Some people flee in the moment of danger, others hope against hope and stay.
I would ask the reader to imagine himself for a moment in such a situation.
Add to this the human element — the mixture of humane and sadistic men, good and bad, you find in any combat unit all over the world, and you get the picture.
Once you start a war, “stuff happens,” as the man said. There may be more war crimes or less, but there will be a lot.
ALL THIS could have been told to the UN committee of inquiry, headed by an American judge, by the chiefs of the Israeli army, had they been allowed to testify. The government did not allow them.
The convenient way out is to proclaim that all UN officials are by nature anti-Semites and Israel-haters, so that answering their questions is counter-productive.
We are moral. We are right. By nature. We can’t help it. Those who accuse us must be anti-Semites. Simple logic.
To hell with them all!
Better have the Nastoichivy and the Moskva in your convoy!
– ‘Freedom Flotilla’: Activists set sail for Gaza to break Israel blockade (RT, June 27, 2015):
An international team of activists has set sail for the Gaza Strip, in a bid to break Israel’s sea blockade with four boats. It comes five years after a similar attempt finished in bloodshed.
The so-called “Freedom Flotilla III” departed from various ports in Greece on Saturday. This is the third attempt to break the Palestinian blockade, which has lasted for nine years, according to a news release on the campaign’s official webpage.
“Our strong determination is to get to our destination despite [Netanyahu’s] threats to stop us,” Arab Israeli lawmaker Basel Ghattas wrote on his Facebook page on Friday. Continue reading »
– ‘NY Times’ helps Israel whitewash the killings of four boys playing soccer on Gaza beach (Mondoweiss, June 11, 2015):
Here’s yet another sad example of how the New York Times has dropped even the pretense of fair reporting about Israel. Jodi Rudoren acts as a stenographer for an Israeli government report that whitewashes the military of war crimes in last summer’s invasion of Gaza, in an article titled “Israeli Report Backs Tactics by Military in Gaza War.”
For now let us look at just one element of the whitewash: how Rudoren reports on the air strike that killed four little boys when they were playing soccer on a Gaza beach. Continue reading »
– Graphic anti-Israel display casts shadow over Amsterdam (Ynet, June 9, 2015):
Display posted by pro-Palestinian group horrifies Israelis who report locals, tourists taking literature in interest; ‘It was disgusting and terrible to see.’
Local visitors and tourists in Amsterdam’s Dam Square were welcomed over the weekend by disturbing images of the bodies of Palestinian children supposedly killed by IDF soldiers – images posted by pro-Palestinian activists who also protested Israel in the square.
The display appeared in the famous square in the center of the city under the title “Save the Palestinian Children.” Included in the display was a photo of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu representing Satan with red eyes and the teeth of a vampire dripping with blood over the body of a dead and bleeding Palestinian baby.
A blue Star of David appeared as a tattoo on the prime minister’s forehead under the title, “Can’t get enough.” A side graphic listed numbers of the dead and wounded in Gaza during a specific time period. Continue reading »
– UN report condemns Israel as violator of children’s rights over Gaza conflict (The Ugly Truth, June 6, 2015):
Secretary-General to decide whether Israel will be included on final list of violators of children’s rights due to the large number of children killed in the war in Gaza last summer.
REUTERS – UN agencies in Israel and the Palestinian territories reported an alarming number of child victims in last year’s war in the Gaza Strip but were split on whether Israel should be put on a list of violators of children’s rights, a UN document said.
The 22-page confidential country report, obtained by Reuters on Friday, was prepared by United Nations agencies on the ground for submission to the UN special envoy for children and armed conflict as she readied a draft of the annual list. Continue reading »
– ISIS Sustains Casualties in Clashes with Hamas in Gaza Strip (The Ugly Truth, June 2, 2015):
Ed-note (Sabba) – ISIS in Gaza?!? Isn’t Gaza already destroyed and in ruins? No need to ask how they managed to get into the most severally locked concentration camp in the world: we all know who brought them in.
The most coward army in the world has shown us time and again that it is unable to fight – let alone defeat – the mighty resistance of the Palestinians. With extremely limited resources they have managed to display that kind of courage and moral strength that we now only read about in History books. We can only wonder how much they would achieve if they only had a little bit more sophisticated weapons.
Jewish soldiers can not fight any men on any battle field and so now, they send in their head-chopping, high on captagon brethren to do the job for them. And while the Palestinians will be busy defending themselves against this new wave of jewish terror, while the world will be busy reporting on it, the jewish state will be busier than ever stealing more land than ever.
– ISIL Sustains Casualties in Clashes with Hamas in Gaza Strip (Farsnews, June 2, 2015):TEHRAN (FNA)- Several ISIL terrorists were killed and wounded in heavy clashes between the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and the Takfiri terrorists in the Gaza strip on Tuesday. Continue reading »
– ISIS supporters claim attack on Hamas base in Gaza Strip (RT, May 8, 2015):
A jihadist group with ties to the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a mortar attack on a Hamas base in the Gaza Strip.
The group, calling itself ‘Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL),’ said in an online statement that it fired mortar rounds at a base used by the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ armed wing) in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, on Friday. Continue reading »
– Israeli Soldiers Describe How They “Shot Innocent Civilians Because They Were Bored” (ZeroHedge, May 5, 2015):
On July 12 of 2014 we reported that “after conducting countless sorties and bombing raids aimed at Hamas operatives in Gaza during the fifth day of Operation Protective Edge, but resulting in well over a hundred innocent civilian deaths in the past week, Israel, realizing it is not generating any brownie points with the international “humanitarian” media, finally did what it had threatened to do over the last few days – launch a ground assault.”
The ground assault promptly led to a mini-war in the Gaza Strip that left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead, of which 80% civilians, and reduced vast areas to rubble: a “war” which many speculated was a predetermined massacre by highly skilled, trained, and ethically drained Israeli soldiers who used civilians for target practice. Continue reading »
– Israeli soldiers ‘deliberately fired’ at civilians during Gaza war – NGO (RT, May 4, 2015):
Israeli soldiers were ordered to ‘fire at every person you see’ during the Gaza war, while civilian areas were deliberately targeted with inaccurate weapons, a report by the Israeli group Breaking the Silence NGO asserts.
Breaking the Silence, an NGO run by former Israeli soldiers, spent eight months after Operation Protective Edge ended interviewing more than 60 Israeli servicemen from the army, navy and air force up to the rank of major. The result is 237-page report. Continue reading »
From the article:
Specifically referencing Israel’s military assault on Gaza last summer, the letter insisted “the massacre in Gaza spares no one.” Its victims include “the disabled and sick in hospitals, children playing on the beach or on the roof top, with a large majority of non-combatants,” the letter said.
The open letter’s signatories stressed the Israeli administration’s conduct in Gaza was an insult to their humanity, dignity, and intelligence. They denounced what they described as a “myth” propagated by Israel that its military aggression is conducted in a humanitarian manner.
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– Lancet medical journal accused of ‘hate speech’ on Israeli aggression in Gaza (RT, April 26, 2015):
A venerable British medical journal has been targeted by 500 doctors worldwide over its coverage of the humanitarian crisis caused by the Israel-Palestine conflict. It has been Britain’s most trusted medical journal for almost two hundred years.
The controversy arose after the Lancet, an internationally renowned publication, released an article deemed to be deeply critical of Israel’s conduct in Gaza.
– Palestinian ‘duped’ into selling priceless Banksy mural for £118 (RT, April 1, 2015):
A Palestinian man claims he was tricked into selling a Banksy mural worth thousands of pounds for a mere £118. The work had been painted on the door of his bombed-out house.
Banksy is believed to have infiltrated Gaza via Egypt earlier this year at considerable personal risk through an underground tunnel.
He painted four murals including one of the Greek goddess Niobe, who is pictured cowering amid the devastation left by Israeli bombing carried out last summer.
Her image was painted on a steel door, which was all that remained of the home of Rabie Darduna, 33, and his family who had been displaced during the war.
Banksy artworks are regularly valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds, but Darduna, who claims he was unaware of the door’s value and even of who Banksy was, sold it to a local artist for around £118. Continue reading »
– The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef – and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat (Independent, March 29, 2015):
– Another Turkish Shocker: “Netanyahu And The French Terrorists Are The Same”, PM Says (ZeroHedge, Jan 15, 2015):
Just two day after the Turkish President Erdogan’s stunning outburst that “the culprits are clear: French citizens undertook this massacre and Muslims were blamed for it,” and blamed Mossad for masterminding it, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu of committing “crimes against humanity” comparable to those of the Islamist gunmen behind the Paris attacks that left 17 dead.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s comments on Thursday risk enflaming a new row in the increasingly tense bilateral relationship after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted Netanyahu for “daring” to attend the weekend’s anti-terror solidarity march in Paris after the attacks.
“Netanyahu has committed crimes against humanity the same as those terrorists who carried out the Paris massacre,” he told reporters in Ankara in televised comments.
Davutoglu said Netanyahu’s “crimes against humanity” included the deadly 2010 Israeli assault on a Turkish aid vessel and last year’s onslaught on Hamas-controlled Gaza.
Davutoglu said Netanyahu was “the head of a government which massacred children playing in the beaches in Gaza and destroyed thousands of houses.”
He said the Israeli premier’s government “made almost natural the killing of Palestinians at every opportunity.” Continue reading »