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Gaza War Postmortems: “We Are Not Enemies on Account of Religion. Our Enemy Is the Occupation” – Hamas Political Head

By Stephen Lendman | Global Research, August 29, 2014 Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was well-planned premeditated aggression. It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. It wasn’t about crushing Palestine’s legitimate government. Israel needs enemies. When none exist, they’re invented. They’re blamed for Israel’s crimes. OPE was about preventing Palestinian self-determination. It was to […]

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Meshaal: Israel’s siege on Gaza has ‘practically ended’

MEMO | Friday, 29 August 2014 14:21 The Palestinian national reconciliation was strengthened during the Israeli aggression, he explained, in spite of one of Israel’s goals being to destroy Palestinian unity The head of Hamas’ political bureau Khaled Mashaal said the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip has “practically ended” after the last battle […]

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West ‘nobbles’ ICC to be silent on Gaza genocide ~ by Stuart Littlewood

  Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:31AM GMT | PressTV | by Stuart Littlewood Was anyone surprised to hear that the International Criminal Court is under pressure not to investigate Israel’s war crimes in Gaza? The British government wouldn’t even vote for the UN Human Rights Council’s proposal to launch an inquiry and, along with France, […]

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Group: $40 million worth of damage to Gaza mosques, cemeteries

Ma’an News Agency | (updated) 29/08/2014 15:31 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israel’s military offensive on the Gaza Strip caused $40.4 million worth of damages to religious sites and cemeteries in Gaza, the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction said Thursday.Over 73 mosques were completely destroyed, 205 partially destroyed, two churches damaged, and 10 cemeteries […]

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Victory celebrations in the streets of Gaza after prayers – Photos

Ma’an News Agency |  (updated) 29/08/2014 18:57 (MaanImages) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinians across the Gaza Strip turned out in the thousands for prayers and a victory march on Friday, as many savored their first opportunity in the 50 days to attend Friday prayers in Gaza mosques without fear of Israeli bombardment. Although a local […]

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2 Palestinians succumb to wounds from Israeli assault on Gaza

Ma’an News Agency | Aug 29, 2014 | 20:49 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Two Palestinians succumbed to wounds on Friday that they sustained during the Israeli war on Gaza, bringing the total Palestinian death toll in the 51-day Israeli assault to 2,155. Medical sources said Widad Abu Zaid, 64, died of wounds she sustained on […]

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Haneyya: The current Gaza battle restored the prestige of the Palestinian cause

The upper hand in the war was for Al-Qassam Brigades [ PIC 28/08/2014 - 03:07 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya said that during 51 days of the Israeli aggression against Gaza, the upper hand was for Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, which started and ended the war by striking […]

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Israeli columnist: Is there no limit to @Netanyahu’s rudeness?

[ PIC 29/08/2014 - 09:23 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– News columnist for Maariv newspaper Ben Caspit said that the party with elite intelligence apparatuses, army and air forces was expected to achieve a victory in Gaza, but in fact it was Hamas that won the war. The article published in the Hebrew Maariv newspaper […]

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PLC calls on Egypt to permanently open Rafah crossing | #Gaza

[ PIC 29/08/2014 - 03:22 PM ] GAZA,(PIC)– The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) appealed to the Egyptian authorities to open the Rafah border crossing permanently and facilitate the travel of the wounded civilians for medical treatment. Khamis Al-Najjar, member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, demanded in a statement issued on Friday the opening of Rafah […]

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Poll: Israel didn’t win Gaza war, Netanyahu’s popularity plummets

[ PIC 29/08/2014 - 01:06 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli masses voiced their dissatisfaction with the performance of premier Benjamin Netanyahu and his war minister Moshe Ya’alon during the Gaza offensive, a recent Israeli opinion poll found out. More than half of the interviewed Israelis said Israel has not emerged victorious from the fighting in […]

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Israeli death toll rises to 71

[ PIC 29/08/2014 - 02:36 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– Israel’s death toll has risen to 71 as an Israeli soldier has died this morning of injuries he sustained during a rocket fire at Ashdod a week ago, Israeli media sources revealed. Netanel Maman, 22, who was critically wounded a week ago from a Grad […]

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Meshaal: Hamas will refuse to disarm – Video

    Published on Aug 28, 2014 Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal has rejected any attempts to disarm the Palestinian resistance movement. Meshaal says the weapons of the resistance are sacred and not up for negotiations. Israel’s called for the disarmament of Palestinian fighters in Gaza in return for the reconstruction of the war-torn coastal […]

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#BlockTheBoat | Organizer with Block the Boat action in Oakland, CA

  Thursday August 28, 2014 23:25 by Emoprog Army  | IMEMC Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), the main organization behind the wildly successful #BlockTheBoat protests in Oakland. Boat blockade logo Hosted by @violentfanon, @dankmtl, @cushbomb, and new cohost @TerrinaMajnoona. Members of the Bay Area Arab community and their […]

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Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Gaza Worsens

 DRAH | Aug 29, 2014 Gaza,(DRAH.ps)–The number of displaced Palestinain refugees staying in UNRWA shelters is 52,235. 60 shelters remain open. Over the next couple of days UNRWA is expecting the IDP numbers to stabilize.It is still premature to draw conclusions regarding the number of IDPs who would opt to remain in UNRWA shelters for […]

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