Voici la cinquième série d'article sur l'agression de Gaza. Ces informations sont aussi discutées sur l'émission de L'Autre Monde de la semaine du 22 janvier 2009.
The vote before the Geneva-based body shows the Stephen Harper government has abandoned a more even-handed approach to the Middle East in favour of unalloyed support of
Another government subverted by
In sum, Canadians who wish to receive a balanced view of events in the Middle East,
The following information is based on reports from member states, the UN Country Team for the occupied Palestinian territory, humanitarian partners and authorities involved in the humanitarian response.
Detailed report of deaths, injuries number of trucks entering
The role played by Israel as the catalyst for war in the Middle East was dramatically underscored the other day, when David Sanger of the New York Times reported Israel had requested access to "bunker-buster" bombs developed by the US, and also clearance for flying over Iraqi airspace to get at Iran. Both requests were denied.
With its continued refusal, after 20 days, to allow international journalists into the Gaza Strip to cover the ongoing war, the Israeli government is no stranger to being accused of attacks on freedom of the press. But earlier today, attacks on journalists’ ability to cover the war turned into an attack on journalists.
Just minutes after Israeli forces assured Reuters that a 16-story
But hit it was, in a strike the Foreign Press Association called “unconscionable.”
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) have just had confirmation from our hospital emergency aid coordinators that both Al Wafa Hospital, in the eastern part of Gaza City, and Al Fata (also known as Al Wia’m) Hospital, in Tal El Hawa, west of Gaza City, have both been bombed by the Israeli military.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that Al Quds Hospital has suffered a direct hit. Both Al Quds hospital and the
An attempt by the British government and other members of the United Nations Security Council to condemn
Better no government at all than a government that sells us to a foreign power!
Israeli forces shelled the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency with phosphorus bombs and artillery rounds yesterday, setting fire to the compound and destroying food and humanitarian supplies, officials said.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she spoke to the Israeli leadership about the "difficulties" caused by the shelling of the main UN compound in the Gaza Strip.
... which the United States promptly did!
Don't forget to file your taxes on time.
needs wants the money!
A New York-based human rights group says the IDF's artillery shelling into crowded
Why has the western world for 60 years supported the atrocities of
Maybe in order to protect the western elite´s interest-based fractional reserve money system from the dangerous influence the good example of a more rational non-interest-based money system promoted by Islamic law would have on it.
This is the reason bankers went after Hitler, who dropped the fiat reserve currency system of the
Today we face the spectacle of allowing our young people to die in wars whose only purpose is to force the world to continue the system of borrowing at compound interest. That is what is really meant by "Clash of Civilization."
Israeli ground troops have been forced to retreated to the outskirts of
On the face of it, the “boker tov” greeting was natural and expected. But why did it upset me? Something did not settle well with me. By itself, it was a natural human greeting, but in an unnatural context and environment: these two men were there, on my land, only because they happened to be Jews (and, most likely, Zionists). Thus, they were rendered privileged to live in a subsidised house that was built for them on stolen Arab land, while people in my village are not even permitted to build or expand their houses on their very own land in order to meet the need of their extended families, only because they happened to be Palestinian Arabs. This is what did not settle well with me. Because, as they passed me on that October Saturday morning, we were not equal under this Zionist-Jewish system, nor did we have access to the same resources – economic, legal, political, etc. – in a place where I should have been “more equal” and more privileged, having been born on this very land.
The racist, sociopathic, psychotic, beligerent, violent, habitual liar of a state created from stolen land by means of terrorism continues to show no respect whatsoever for human life (that is, other than their own pathetic asses) and goes on defying every norm and precept of international law while displaying no sense of morality whatsoever.
And those are their GOOD qualities!
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday Washington would sign an agreement on measures to stop Hamas from rearming after a ceasefire, Olmert's office said.
"So, we will have an easier time the next Genocide we do!"
Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has urged all Arab nations to sever diplomatic ties with
During the Israeli war on
Is that the sales pitch for American weapons manufacturers? "Hey, you should see how these beauties ripped through those Gazan brats! Want a free copy of the DVD? More kill per dollar; that's our motto!"
Dr Gilbert, a Norwegian Dr has just confirmed on PRESS TV that the Israelis are using a new type of weapon that shred’s the body in pieces. If the person lives they will develop Cancer and Leukemia. The Dr has said that these weapons are against international law and that most people coming into the hospital have been injured by this weapon, women and children have been affected by this weapon They are called Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME). Apparently it’s, designed for low “collateral damage” yet, it is highly carcinogenic and harmful to the environment. Doctors in
Sign placed at entrance to pub in Kaikoura reads, 'Israelis not welcome before
Some journalists went so far as to compare the Israeli government to that of dictator Robert Mugabe's
One of the more tense moments came when one journalist began to quote at length a Human Rights report on the situation in
FINALLY the corporate media grows some gonads!
As the civilian casualty mounts amid continuing Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International is calling for an immediate arms embargo to prevent more foreign weaponry and other military equipment being used to fuel the fighting.
Tender documents show that these shipments contain white phosphorous, known for its potential to cause severe burns and an indiscriminate weapon when used as an airburst in densely-populated civilian areas as now alleged in Gaza. The US Department of Defence says it is now looking at other means to deliver the munitions to a
Video showing injuries consistent with the use of white phosphorus shells has been filmed inside hospitals treating Palestinian wounded in
Contact with the shell remnants causes severe burns, sometimes burning the skin to the bone, consistent with descriptions by Ahmed Almi, an Egyptian doctor at the al-Nasser hospital in Khan Younis.
Remnants of an Israeli white phosphorus shell, identified by the marking on the outer casing — M
HERE SI THE PAGE FROM JANE'S DEFENSE confirming that the M
Olmert’s Boast of ‘Shaming’ Rice Provokes Diplomatic Furor
‘The Mistake Was To Talk About It In Public,’ One Critic Says
In other words, it's okay that
An attack on
Why would HAMAS agree to a cease fire when
Key ceasefire demands of Hamas and
The US and Israel justify the bombings along the Gaza/Egypt border by claiming that HAMAS is smuggling Iranian-supplied weapons through the tunnels, but has anyone actually SEEN these weapons?
Has HAMAS used an anti-tank weapons against
Have we seen anything other than those home made hammered-from-old-food-can hobby rockets launched at
After three weeks of unrelenting slaughter of civilians, where are these claimed Iranian weapons?
A woman described how on Tuesday Israeli forces "started to fire phosphorus bombs against the people, of course, they are civilians ..."
Those white phosphorus shells used on the Gazans are made in the
It is not
This article illustrates the mind set of
Anti-Semitism is hating people because of what they are.
But we can justly criticize
You might want to read the comments to this article as well (while they are still there).
Israeli’s live a very good life style, second to none. A swimming pool in every back yard on stolen land, plenty of food, jobs, stocks, cash, you name it. Their quality of life continues to grow and prosper every month of every year.
Now what I have a problem with is this–doesn’t the
Yes we do, but unfortunately that right is being taken away from us every second, every minute, every hour, every month and every year and all for the sake of Israel’s ‘Right To Exist’. What’s wrong with this story? Well, I’ll explain what’s wrong with it and believe me, its not that hard to figure out.
Don't the Palestinians have a right to exist?
Everyone says something new is going on here; something different. The residents of Egyptian Rafah are used to the sounds of rockets and shells exploding on the other side of their border, but they've never heard the sounds they've been hearing over the last 20 days. Twenty-five miles further into
The Palestinians are mostly silent; each man working out where he finds himself and what he's going to do. Fearing for their wounded and fearing for those they've left behind, they are silent but unfailingly courteous.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions wants the South African government to cease all relations with
ISRAELI shells set ablaze a food warehouse at UN headquarters in
A pall of black smoke rose from the UN compound, visible across
"The main warehouse was badly damaged by what appeared to be white phosphorus shells," UN humanitarian affairs chief John Holmes said at a news briefing in
'Mistake' my ASCII!
The idea that the assault in
Last week, a group of eight Canadian-Jewish women occupied the Israeli consulate in
One of the organisers Judy Rebick, a lecturer at
If you're of the opinion that
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Troops to remain deployed in
THIS IS TOTAL BULLSHIT ON THE PART OF
"We have reached all the goals of the war, and beyond," Mr Olmert said in a speech after the vote.
This is pure propaganda.
In the Middle East, it is widely believed that the war against
Moreover, since the Israeli defeat in 2006, Tel Aviv and Washington have not abandoned their design to turn
The story of Israeli Defense Force troops impersonating Hamas militants somehow made it onto the Haaretz news wire. Blacklisted News was able to snag a screen capture before Haaretz purged the story from the site. For proof that the story was in fact memory-holed a la “1984? click here.
Artist Robert Ballagh addressed the crowd which assembled at the Central Bank at lunchtime. The demonstration, which was organised by the Irish anti-war movement, heard calls for an economic, political and cultural boycott of
The best way to end the bloody occupation is to target
This past weekend, a text message forwarded to large number of Muslims in the Dutch immigrant communities called for a boycott of two German supermarket chains, Aldi and Lidl. Internet sites worldwide have begun urging consumers not to buy US brands. Others are spreading conspiracy theories involving bar codes and hidden Israeli flags. These are the latest expressions of worldwide anger over the Israeli war on
Consumers Association of Turkey calls on Turkish citizens to boycott Israeli, US and British products by saying "We will not provide ammunition for siyonist Israel`s attacks".
Consumers Association members protested
The Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice unreservedly condemns the murderous Israeli military assault on
A prominent member of
The union federation says Israeli goods should be boycotted, diplomatic relations cut off.
As the civilian death toll in
The world's largest car hire firm last night called on the Israeli airline EL AL to withdraw an internet advert which offered free Hertz rental to British passengers who flew to
Fruit growers in
ONCE WE REACH 250,000 MEMBERS, WE WILL PETITION FACEBOOK TO REMOVE ALL GROUPS WHICH SAY THINGS SUCH AS "G-D BLESS HITLER," "F--K THE JEWS," "F--K
The first amendment enshrines a principle. Claiming that the first amendment only limits government restriction of speech is in effect declaring that
Can you imagine the fury which would erupt from the same quarter calling for censorship of anti-Israel posts to Facebook is another group tried to organize censorship of pro-Israel posts?
These people really do believe they are above the law.
This is why it is impossible to come to any agreements with them.
"If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with
A senior Israeli official has confirmed that Tel Aviv will announce a unilateral ceasefire in
"The conditions have been created that our aims, as declared, were attained fully, and beyond", Olmert told the Israelis in a televised public address.
Friday January 16, 2009
Facebook is the new front in pro-Israel PR war
by ben harris & joshua spiro
As Israel takes to the Internet in search of innovative ways to make its case about Gaza to the world, Jews around the globe also are utilizing innovative methods — and new technological tools — to explain what the Jewish state is facing as it acts to protect its southern flank from rocket fire.
Admit it; you're not surprised.
According to The Jerusalem Post, Israeli President Shimon Peres spoke to an AIPAC mission in
Sixty years of Zionist Jew's crime records have proved beyond doubt that they are not normal human beings with normal human feelings and respect to the feelings of others. Instead they have become heartless and merciless people hell bent on, usurping others basic rights, grabbing others lands and harming others under various pretexts and that too in the most brutal manner which may even make Hitler shy.
Thousands of people have protested in cities across the
Police estimated 3,500 gathered in
Organisers of a
A statement read by a Hamas spokesman said the group would hold fire for a week to give
So, here is the current situation.
HAMAS will have a cease fire if the Israelis leave (which they are obligated to do under UN Security Council Resolution 242.
To give you a perspective on the idiocy of
Would you let the criminal stay?
Two children were killed yesterday when Israeli tanks shelled a UN school in which families were sheltering, leading a UN spokesman, Chris Gunness, to say: "There has to be an investigation to determine whether a war crime has been committed." The call was dismissed by an Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, Yigal Palmor, who said: "These claims of war crimes are not supported by the slightest piece of evidence." But among numerous allegations of disproportionate use of force, questions are also multiplying about the use of unconventional weapons by
Back in 2003, Israel authorized the IDF to use flechette rounds. These are essentially giant tank-fired shotgun shells, supplied by the United States, that spray a cone-shaped area with about 5000 metal darts. Designed for use against enemy infantry, their use in civilian areas is of dubious legality in that for every intended target killed by such a shell, dozens of non-combatants are also killed or wounded.
Given the high number of non-combatants
Hamas has not yet run up the white flag and
Why should HAMAS run up the white flag? They won the elections. HAMAS is the legally elected government of
ISRAEL NOW ADMITS THAT HAMAS DID KEEP TO THE TERMS OF THE CEASE FIRE AND THAT IN FACT NO ROCKETS HAD BEEN FIRED BY HAMAS AT ISRAEL AT THE MOMENT ISRAEL ATTACKED ON NOVEMBER 5TH. GAZA
This is the story (now confirmed by CNN) of the Israeli attack that broke the truce between
Also, it has been confirmed that
So, as the UN correctly noted,
I've noticed one telling fact about all of the pro-Israel commentary peppering the blogs. No independent evidence is ever cited.
Pro-Israel writers get their "facts" from sources which trace back, ultimately, to the government of
Why is that? Why are virtually all reports from independent sources consistently at odds with the "reality" that the Israelis want us to accept?
Anti-Semitism. It's just that simple.
At least, so the Israelis and their Jewish supporters in
Nine people are being questioned by police following extensive damage at an arms factory where protesters claim military components are being made for Israeli warplanes bombing
Maybe you shouldn't be making components for Israeli warplanes bombing
In testimony collected from residents of the
• attempted to bulldoze houses with civilians inside;
• killed civilians trying to escape under the protection of white flags;
• opened fire on an ambulance attempting to reach the wounded;
• used indiscriminate force in a civilian area and fired white phosphorus shells.
There is little doubt that the bias towards
British Jews have been attacked for expressing support for Palestinians suffering under Israeli military strikes in
After three weeks of carnage in
... and the
And I would question Israel's "victory" because while it is certain they have killed a great many people in Gaza, HAMAS is still the elected government of Gaza, and far from being disarmed, the one-sidedness of the conflict underscored that HAMAS never did have any of the Iranian weapons cited as Israel's justification for the bombing of Rafah.
Though they pretended the principles of democracy would stop terrorism, as soon as Hamas was elected in
If the Israelis really believed in democracy, they would have incorporated the Gaza Strip and the West Bank into
It was after the election of Hamas in
The massacres in
I am one of those Americans who lost family in WW2; men who died in
I long ago resigned myself to the fact that present-day
But I have to wonder what all those millions who died in WW2 Europe would have to say about the nation that rose on their bloodied corpses and whether by their acts that nation was worth such sacrifice.
The Israeli blockade of
"Armageddon" is the word used by Times of London correspondent Martin Fletcher, the first eyewitness from the British news media to see the devastation wrought by
Twenty days after the Israeli military unleashed its firepower on the narrow strip of land containing 1.5 million people—more than half of them children—there is "no one left in the ruins to hear the thunder of
"They created a desolation, and they called it peace!" -- Tacitus
Recall that it was
On January 12, 2009, the leader of the Jews-only state in Palestine Ehud olmert revealed to a Jewish audience in Ashkelon that he had insisted George Bush should tell Condoleezza Rice to vote against a United Nations’ resolution calling for a ceasefire to the Israeli attack on
"Every time we do something you tell me
- Ariel Sharon (Prime Minister of
Oh what a time it was!
It is enough to look at the pictures coming from
But the horrifying proportion of this war, a third of the dead being children, has not been seen in recent memory.
In a scathing critique of Israeli actions leading up to the conflict, the UN's chief humanitarian co-ordinator in Israel, the former Australian diplomat Maxwell Gaylard, accused Israel of failing to honour its commitments to open its border with Gaza during several months of truce from June 19 last year.
... because the HAMAS tunnels were NOT underneath the schools, hospitals, and UN centers, probably.
Link above is to the Youtube video of this event:
Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in
A diverse group of Jewish Canadian women are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at
The group is carrying out this occupation in solidarity with the 1.5 million people of
Mr Ban said it would not be up to him to launch a war crimes tribunal. It was pathetic
More than 1.300 dead in
Israeli naval gunship vessels have violated the uneasy truce with Hamas, opening fire at the western coast of northern Gaza Strip.
From the 1194 Gazans officially registered as killed in Israeli attacks from December 27 to January 17, a whopping 1099 were civilians, the Gaza-based Palestinian center for human rights reported on Sunday.
Only 95 of those killed were resistance fighters.
Palestinian civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip were a "product of circumstance," Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Monday.
"We had to carry out this operation. I am at peace with the fact that we did it," Livni, a centrist who is running for prime minister in a February 10 election, told Israel Radio.
The Saudi king says his country will donate $1 billion to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after
King Abdullah criticizes
... and they really think you are dumb enough to fall for it, too!
Even though there were additional
A rather roundabout way to wave the holocaust in everyone's faces one more time as
As a side note, the reason the allies did not bomb the crematoria at
There has been a flurry of activities between Washington and Tel Aviv during the final days of the Bush presidency. Hours before US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s official farewell to the State Department on Friday, she and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni signed a memorandum of understanding pledging greater US and international assistance to end weapon smuggling into the Gaza Strip.
This came just days after
United Nations representative tells us how
UN official John Ging said half a million people had been without water since the conflict began, and huge numbers of people were without power.
Four thousand homes are ruined and tens of thousands of people are homeless.
We just got done with three weeks of open warfare in
More than that, for the limited times we had a live camera feed from Gaza we saw Israeli aircraft and helicopters circling back and forth low over the city, apparently well aware that the Gazans did not have man portable surface to air missiles with which to fight back. There are no reports that the Gazans were able to engage Israeli tanks with anti-tank rockets.
If the Gazans were smuggling anything in through those tunnels other than food, it would have been employed in the last 3 weeks.
It is time to enforce UN Resolution 242.
Ingrid Mattson, president of Islamic Society of North America, to speak at new
Terror group? Further down this page there is a story about
They DO include a feedback tab over on the right. I suggest you use it.
So, this year we should honor King in an active sense. We should commit ourselves to organize against the American policy of violence and empire. The anti-war movement should apply pressure on Obama to withdraw from
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!
The most glaring evidence contradicting the Israeli casus belli is the six-month ceasefire between Hamas and
Press TV broadcast live images of an Israeli helicopter hovering above the city and dropping its white phosphorous bombs on the city during a report by our correspondent Akram al-Sattari in the city.
Amnesty said a fact-finding team found "indisputable evidence of the widespread use of white phosphorus" in crowded residential areas of
"Yesterday, we saw streets and alleyways littered with evidence of the use of white phosphorus, including still-burning wedges and the remnants of the shells and canisters fired by the Israeli army," said Christopher Cobb-Smitt, a weapons expert with the Amnesty team in
A lull in fighting has given many Palestinians in
Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros met one family who revisited their home in Attatra, but could nothing but destruction and desvastation.
State expresses concern over international human rights groups' intention to file war crimes charges against military personnel with
"People are extremely angry and the level of hate against
Gazans are not blaming Hamas, contrary to
"They see this as a war against all Palestinians. The number of civilians killed and maimed and the destruction wrought was way too extreme," said Qleibo.
The dehumanization and demonization of Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims has escalated to the point where Israel can with full self- righteousness bomb their homes, places of worship, schools, universities, factories, fishing boats, police stations -- in short everything that sustains civilized and orderly life -- and claim it is conducting a war against terrorism.
Yet paradoxically, it is
An excellent montage of sounds and images that juxtaposes Israeli propaganda with the realities on ground, and the cynicism of politicians like Barack Obama who aid and abet the crimes against the Palestinian people for domestic political gains (i.e., to placate the Israel Lobby).
"We're in trouble, quick, wave the Nazis and call everyone an anti-Semite and they'll shut up!":
No chance in hell.
Anti-Semitism is hating someone for who they are. The present anger against Israel and their supporters is because of what they DO, and it is appropriate to hate people who do hateful things whether it is setting fire to children, stealing other peoples' lands, subverting other nations' governments, running a meth lab out of a meat packing plant, getting rick off of Ponzi schemes, or lying endlessly to the world about , well, everything.
The use of the Nazi imagery is to remind everyone that
The world is angry with
TEL AVIV, January 19 (RIA Novosti) - Israel plans to withdraw all of its troops from the Gaza Strip before U.S. president-elect Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20, according to Israeli media outlets.
The Israeli Government has not allowed international journalists into
There’s a certain arrogance about the Israeli Zionists stance against its enemies. It’s deliberately calculated to smack of self-righteousness and is part of a cleverly devised long-term propaganda ploy designed to demonises those that attempt to resist them.
Jerusalem - Israel is not talking about totally withdrawing its troops from Gaza for the moment, the army said on Tuesday, hours before the inauguration of United States President-elect Barack Obama.
Asked about reports that ground forces would leave
A senior official in the defence ministry added: "This will depend on the realities on the ground."
Arab nations accused
In a letter on behalf of Arab ambassadors accredited in
"We are all Palestinian now," Mustafa says. "Why is no-one stopping
Nobody tried to stop Hitler when he marched into
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is appalled by Israeli attacks on a UN compound in
Mr Ban said that those responsible should be held accountable and demanded a "full investigation" through proper judiciary systems.
He was speaking in front of the smouldering remains of the UN food warehouse destroyed by Israeli shells.
He said he would do all he could to help the population of
Appearing stern and at times angry, Mr Ban called the attacks "outrageous" and demanded guarantees that it would never happen again.
Dear Mr. Ban
The United Nations said exactly the same thing following
Please keep in mind that you are dealing with a rogue nation that shelled your facilities while in open defiance of a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a cease fire, in a land which they occupy in defiance of United Nations Resolution 242.
A: The gunboats continued, "
There is a global call to begin a campaign of Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions. (EPA)
It sounds good, but in the end the obeisant governments of the world will bow to their masters in Tel Aviv and simply tax the money from their "herds" to send to
After flattening many parts of
Ariel Sharon made a deal with the
And I predicted back then that as soon as those West Bank Settlements were facts on the ground,
And here we are.
WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU
Source: Obama team asked Israel to end offensive
Top defense official says president-elect's aides wanted action before inauguration
HERZLIYA, Israel – Representatives from the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama informed Israel they would like to see the Jewish state's offensive against Hamas scaled back before tomorrow's inauguration, according to a top defense official who spoke to WND.
AMNESTY International has said that
Nafiz Abu Shabaan, head of the burns unit at Shifa hospital and the most senior burns surgeon in
Patients with only relatively small burn injuries, which ought to be survivable, were dying unexpectedly.
Soldiers dragged the following residents from their homes before taking them to an undisclosed location: Saber Fawzy Samara, 26, Jameel Sayel Samara, 43, from Beit Ommarien village and brothers Tayseer and Khaled Abd Allah Sawalmeh, from the northern Assereh village near
Neither the soldiers nor the Israeli military immediately announced any pretext for detaining the men, nor if they were accused or suspected of having committed any crime.
Chemical Burns following Israeli bombings (warning: graphic)
Al Quds Hospital after Israeli bombing (notice all the undamaged buildings around the Hospital... it appears to have been the target, not "collateral damage")
Israeli warplanes have carried out another strike on the Gaza Strip after Tel Aviv and Hamas separately announced ceasefire in the region.
Meanwhile, the alleged war crimes against humanity are likely to lose
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Arab leaders to join together in backing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his efforts to reunite the war-ravaged Gaza Strip with the
Speaking a day after
"The Palestinians themselves must face the challenge of reconciliation, and work to achieve a unified government under the leadership of President Abbas," Ban told an Arab League summit expected to approve $2 billion in aid to rebuild
Jonathan Cook describes how, after running out of targets in the first few days of its war on Gaza, Israel widened the definition “Hamas-affiliated targets” to include mosques, universities, the courts, schools, ambulances, hospitals, bridges, roads, electricity generating stations, sewage lines, factories, workshops and shops.
In the last days before
An Iranian diplomat says the Israeli crimes committed against Gazans should alarm the world about the threat of
Geneva-based Iranian diplomat Ali-Reza Moayyeri said Tuesday that
“No word can do justice to the extent of
Announcing an end to Operation Cast Lead early Sunday morning, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had said his government intended to remove its forces “at the greatest possible speed.” The Israeli army has confirmed, however, that a “complete withdrawal is out of the question” at this time.
An exhibition has been held at the
The exhibition was called Remembering Gaza and was organized by the European-Arab center in
A number of Palestinian, Arab and non-Arab artists from all over the world took part in the event.
The pumping of water from Lake Kinneret, which serves as Israel's primary water reservoir, was halted on Monday as water levels reached just
The collective punishment goes on.
But the history is clear. HAMAS complied with the previous 6 month cease fire while
So here we have a repeat.
European attorneys have reportedly petitioned a Belgian court to arrest Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni upon her arrival in
The complaints was apparently lodged on behalf of Belgian and French nationals with relatives who were either wounded or killed in Gaza, and calls for Livni to be arrested for war crimes.
Not to mention lying through her teeth that there were no civilian casualties.
A medical team from the Greek branch of Doctors Without Borders has been waiting for clearance for two days. “Dr Eleni is inside but her team and supplies are out,”complained a bearded aide.“More people got in before the ceasefire.”
UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has urged
One of the places most seriously affected by the use of white phosphorus was the main UN compound in
With literally tons of incriminating evidence scattered across the burned-out homes of
Blinded in both eyes, with third-degree burns over much of his torso, Mahmoud lies unconscious in the
A Palestinian father has claimed that he saw two of his young daughters shot dead and another critically injured by an Israeli soldier who emerged from a stationary tank and opened fire as the family obeyed an order from the Israeli forces to leave their home.
This is the start of the "Hey we didn't MEAN to drop burning white phosphorus" defense. But the fact is that IDF got those shells from the
United Nations aid agencies say the level of destruction in the Gaza Strip is overwhelming. They are appealing to
You may have noticed that my Associate, Khalid Amayreh, has not posted on this Blog for the last few days. The following report will tell you why.
In collaboration with the occupational forces operating in the Palestinian territories, he has been arrested. His crime? Speaking out against injustice and corruption.
He has since been released, but again this whole affair shows
In the last days before
A crazy nation, armed with nuclear weapons.
Today the hill attracts a very different sort of visitor — the ghoulish and vengeful, the curious and anguished, not to mention television crews. They come not to enjoy the flowers or birdsong, but for a spectacular panoramic view of
Enshrined in the Israeli narrative is the “terrorist” designation of its enemies. For most ordinary people “terrorist” is a highly emotive label and when it’s prefixed with “Islamist,” it evokes images of hooded, anti-Western extremists lopping off heads or planting bombs in five-star hotels to fulfill the demands of a warped ideology masquerading as religion.
Conversely, genuine resistance groups struggling against the yoke of occupation have been hobbled by George W. Bush’s black-and-white rhetoric, as they have been tarred with the same brush as Al Qaida and its franchises.
Amira, is a Palestinian child who fled her home after the army shelled it and took shelter in a nearby home bleeding and scared for two days without food and without anyone who can take care of her wounds.
She was hiding in this empty home, as its owners had to leave it due to the Israeli shelling. She wrapped herself with some sheets and laid on a bed in the ground floor while crying and listening to the sounds of bombs, tanks and fighter-jets.
When she was found two days later, she was nearly dead after losing so much blood. The 15-year old Amira saw her father and two brothers getting killed by the shell that struck their home before she ran out seeking shelter.
"We had to carry out this operation. I am at peace with the fact that we did it," she said referring to a three-week long offensive against the Gaza Strip which killed at least 1,300 Palestinians, including more than 400 children.
How cynical are Israeli politicians that they have chosen to sacrifice the lives of innocent Gazan families to seek political advantage in the elections that will happen on 10 February. Not only has the Israeli regime sent its military machine to commit genocide in
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it will open an investigation into
“The endgame is 'one-world' government, a '
That judgment does not comport with the popular image of
With its nuclear weapons, powerful military, technologically advanced state and a steadfast
Prominent Hamas figure Salah al-Bardaweel accuses Mahmoud Abbas of direct involvement in the
Surgical strikes and careful warnings to civilians are what the IDF claims. As I learned in
Palestinians, however, say the tunnels are used to import food to the besieged populated territory which has been under an 18-month Israeli blockade.
The collective punishment goes on.
This is, of course, a war crime.