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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- 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 23

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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

- 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

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- The U.S. Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC (Sabbah Report, Aug 18, 2014):

The majority of the American people believe — due to a corporate mass media-induced blinkered naivety — that they are governed by their elected representatives in which in reality is more akin to a serving the interests of war criminal Israeli rather than the interests of the God, peace, and gun-loving American people. While it is sometimes alleged that the the , or NRA — supported by smaller groups such as the Jews for Preservation of Firearms Ownership — is the most powerful lobbying group in the U.S., it is nowhere near as influential as the American Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) whose leverage extends over far more areas of U.S. government policy. 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

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- U.S. military aid to Israel exceeds $100 billion (Haaretz):

Does suspension of missile deal mean trouble in relations with U.S., or is it just a tap on the wing?

The United States of America is Israel’s big brother and really loves us. Israel does not have and apparently will not have another friend like it. According to a recent Congress report, Israel is the country that has received more cumulative American aid than any other country since the end of World War II.

Since it began in 1962, American military aid to Israel has amounted to nearly $100 billion. For the past decades the United States has been regularly transferring aid of about $3 billion annually. In recent years, the aid has been solely for defense purposes. Additionally, the U.S. has been giving Israel generous military aid for projects that are important both to it and to Israel. 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

Allegations: U.S. Allies Back ISIS Islamic Terrorists (Washington’s Blog, Aug 16, 2014):

Who’s Really Pulling the Strings?

The Times of Israel reported Wednesday:

A Free Syrian Army commander, arrested last month by the Islamist militia Al-Nusra Front, told his captors he collaborated with Israel in return for medical and military support, in a video released this week.Read more: Syrian rebel commander says he collaborated with Israel.

In a video uploaded to YouTube Monday … Sharif As-Safouri, the commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Haramein Battalion, admitted to having entered Israel five times to meet with Israeli officers who later provided him with Soviet anti-tank weapons and light arms. Safouri was abducted by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front in the Quneitra area, near the Israeli border, on July 22. 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

Cynthia McKinney US lawmakers forced to sign support of Israel

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(The very few who are not Dual Citizen Jews already controlling us) Former US lawmaker Cynthia McKinney says every candidate for Congress has to sign a pledge to vote for supporting the military superiority of Israel.

Obama The Great Deceiver: Cynthia Mckinney

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Published on Nov 30, 2012

Alex welcomes 2008 Green Party presidential candidate and renowned political activist Rep. Cynthia Mckinney to discuss implications of the enduring Gaza-Israel conflict and the direction she sees the U.S. headed under Obama’s second term.

http://www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com/

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Aug 11

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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 11

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Aug 11

Aug 9, 2014

http://www.undergroundworldnews.com
The following open letter signed by 129 organizations and distinguished individuals was sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 5 August:

For humanity and the little remaining credibility of international law:
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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

- As Obama Launches Another Iraq Assault, Here Is An Undercover Look Inside ISIS (ZeroHedge, Aug 9, 2014):

While the biggest geopolitical news of the past week was Obama’s announcement he would become only the fourth president in a row to order military action in Iraq, explicitly targeting the ISIS jihadists, the far bigger question are the developments that spurred the administration to finally act.

The NYT reports that “as the tension mounted in Washington” the catalyst for Obama’s decision was sudden developments surrounding the Kurdistan capital, Erbil. “Kurdish forces who had been fighting the militants in three nearby Christian villages abruptly fell back toward the gates of the city, fanning fears that the city might soon fall. By Thursday morning, people were thronging the airport, desperate for flights out of town. “The situation near Erbil was becoming more dire than anyone expected,” said a senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the White House’s internal deliberations. “We didn’t want another Benghazi.” 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 08

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- UK Activists Shut Down Israeli Arms Factory


- ​London activists arrested after pro-Palestine demo shuts down arms factory (RT, Aug 7, 2014):

Pro-Palestinian protesters who shut down a factory allegedly producing Israeli weapons have been arrested and placed in custody by British police.

Joseph Lee, 29, along with eight other activists from the London Palestine Action Group (LPAG) occupied the premises of UAV engines, a subsidiary of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit, based in Staffordshire.

Lee is the only activist to have been formally charged by police so far. Continue reading »

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Aug 08

- ‘Gaza is on the edge’: Emergency aid appeal launched (RT, Aug 7, 2014):

British aid agencies have launched an emergency appeal to help the thousands of Palestinians caught up in “a humanitarian emergency affecting virtually every man, woman and child in Gaza.”

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said “even before the conflict began the people of Gaza were close to breaking point.” They called on the public to make charitable donations to aid those blighted by the conflict.

The appeal is being launched after hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes with many needing not only shelter but food, water, household items and often medical care. There are now 65,000 people in Gaza who have seen their homes severely damaged or destroyed.

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