Is AIPAC Persuading Americans to Break the Law?


Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute.



It is time for the American public to hold AIPAC accountable. (CODEPINK)

By Clive Hambidge | Palestine Chronicle | Jan 16, 2012

Habituation writes James Austin M.D ‘means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.’ Conversely and importantly he goes on, ‘Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.’ For in this understanding, ‘we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision of the artist or poet; focusing on the possible ways to relieve the depressed person held in the grip of a dreary grey world’, or indeed a Nation, Palestine, gripped by the dreary politics “free of law” of an increasingly violent Israel.  Moreover, “some people habituate consistently; others do not.” (Austin). It is crucial then that we, the right minded, faced with propaganda “habitually” spewed forth by the State, organs of the State and influencers of the State like American Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to become “Enmeshed in a propaganda system of awesome effectiveness.” (Chomsky), in “locutions” pernicious and with a distinct narrative of organized violence, sucking us into the undertow of American Israeli hegemony, that we ask this simple question if “There is an intimate interdependence of intellect and morals. Given the equality of two intellects-which form the most reliable judgments, the good, or the bad hearted?” (Emerson).  Having answered this satisfactorily, to know then “by our public force can we share and know the nature of things” (Emerson) we thereby free ourselves from the propagandists, and come upon this aphorism: it’s the law stupid! For “the law is the basis of the human mind. In us, it is inspiration; out there in Nature we see its fatal strength. We call it the moral sentiment” (Emerson).

So when in a spectacularly obtuse propagandist statement to a Parliamentary Committee, chief of staff of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) Benny Gantz is reported in the UK Guardian (Thursday 12 January 2012) as saying “For Iran, 2012 is a critical year, in combining the continuation of its nuclearisation, internal changes in the Iranian leadership, continuing and growing pressure from the international community, and things which [will] take place in an unnatural manner” (my emphasis) meaning “covertly” and illegally, in and to Iran’s infrastructure and innocent Iranians. Therefore, as we spare a thought for Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan who died in an “unnatural manner” a day later in Iran by extrajudicial execution, illegal under international law, one realises the scale of the problem and asks what other “unnatural” acts are being planned for Iran, Lebanon and Palestine? From this natural questions arise of the ‘unnatural’, of the perpetrators and supporters of such acts and their relationship with law for as Israel’s government stated “it’s not our policy to comment on this sort of speculation,” it must be then, our duty, the people, to comment on this sort of speculation, State and lobby ‘locutions’ and the rule of law.

If we do perhaps at the heart of the body politic in America and elsewhere a peaceful process sits as does summer in the sun like a seeded flame. Perhaps not.

Now, is the American Israeli lobby group AIPAC, “habitually” encouraging past and present American Administrations to break, also habitually, international laws? Thus costing dearly on an hourly, daily, and decade long basis the lives of countless Palestinians, encouraging also unnatural acts in Iran and deadly acts in Palestine, paid for by American Tax Dollars and lobbied for by AIPAC. If yes, then here is the opportunity for AIPAC and the Political Organizing Committees (PACs) these “detonators of democracy” (Ralph Nadar) to become “sensitized,” to obligations under public, constitutional and international norms.

Therefore, would AIPAC stand with the Rachael Corrie Foundation in calling upon the U.S. government to “enforce 22 U.S.C. 2304 (1994) protocol on Human Rights and Security Assistance, and the “Leahy Amendments” to the Foreign Operations Appropriations and Defence Appropriations Acts (e.g. P.L. 105-118 570), which prohibit the provision of security assistance to countries and military units that engage in a pattern of gross violations of human rights.”? (CRS Report for Congress Economic Sanctions to Achieve U.S. Foreign Policy Goals), If not, why not?

AIPAC, ‘Supporting an unlawful situation knowing it to be unlawful’ raises considerable concerns, therefore in the interest of the ‘Peace and Security of Mankind’ and in light of Israel’s numerous atrocities and egregious international law violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, would AIPAC support “US (Public Law 90-629; 22 USC 2778) that authorizes the president to limit sales and transfers in interest of world peace and security of United States. Violation of terms of section or related regulation may result in $1 million fine, 10-year imprisonment, or both.” (CRS). If not, why not?

If one agrees with Noam Chomsky, as upstanding and patriotic Americans, that “Even under its chosen conventions, then, it seems that the United States wins the prize for acts of international terrorism … The US client-state of Israel follows closely behind,” and further “its [Israel] Iron Fist operations in Lebanon were without parallel for the year as sustained acts of international terrorism in the Middle East.” Would AIPAC consider writing to congress and the president to remind him objectively and persuasively, of the Arms Export Control Act (Public Law 90-629; 22 USC 2780 ) [which] (prohibits sale, transfer, lease, loan, grant, credit, foreign assistance associated with munitions items to terrorist states) (CRS). If not, why not?

Further as a peace seeking organisation, deeply interested in democracy, AIPAC is, I am sure, concerned by the particularly egregious crimes committed by Israel during Belligerent and Illegal Occupation, Colonialism, and Apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Would AIPAC consider campaigning for ‘Economic Sanctions’ against the state of Israel to include measures such as “trade embargoes; restrictions on particular exports or imports; denial of foreign assistance, loans, and investments; or control of foreign assets and economic transactions that involve U.S. citizens or business.”?  And to remind The President and his Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton with whom AIPAC has excellent relations, that the “US Government in choosing to impose sanctions express[es] its condemnation of a particular practice such as military aggression; human rights violations; militarization that destabilizes a country, its neighbours or the region; proliferation of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons or missiles; political, economic, or military intimidation; terrorism; drug trafficking; or extreme national political policies contrary to basic interest of values of the United States (e.g.; apartheid, communism)” (CRS). If not, why not?

Would AIPAC agree and therefore stand with Ralph Nadar in ethical, moral good will and in recognition of constitutional law by “not tolerat[ing] presidents who violate our [American] Constitution and start wars without Congressional deliberation and a declaration of war (article 1, Section 8 Clause 11).” If not, why not?

A question for American lawmakers, why hasn’t AIPAC registered with FARA? According to Garaldi, registering under the Foreign Agents Registration Act would require a “full public disclosure of finances-details of income and expenditures-as well as periodic reports on the nature of the relationship between the organization and the foreign government in question.” Also, AIPAC “Closely coordinates policy with an agent of a foreign government. AIPAC should not be [therefore] allowed to keep its 501 (C) (3) tax-deductible charitable status, but should register as a lobbyist for a foreign agent.” (STOP AIPAC).  AIPAC then, a “foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as a domestic lobby.” (Jeff Gates).

Further to the above question, should American lawmakers should also consider that if founder L. “Si” Kenen changed the name of the organisation in 1959 from the American Zionist Committee to AIPAC, has therefore AIPAC’s constitution been amended accordingly? And should AIPAC still be registered with FARA?  If not, why not?

What Is An AIPAC?

In their ‘scrupulously researched book’ More Bad News From Israel Philo and Berry quote two journalists “It’s time to revive one of the oldest stereotypes in American politics, the power of the Jewish lobby. Today, it’s not the Jewish lobby that counts, it’s the pro-Israel and the difference is crucial. Two of the most formidable organizational networks in America, the Jewish Establishment and the Christian Right have joined forces. Together, they can penetrate deep into the body politic …. AIPAC’s power has become the stuff of Washington legend. Fortune magazine consistently puts it in the top five special interest groups. No other foreign policy based lobby group gets into the top 25.” (A Lobby to Reckon With, BBC Radio 4, 7 May 2002)

Still writes Alison Weir “coverage of the Israel lobby is so minimal that many well-informed Americans are unaware of such entities as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.” This is unsurprising as in Mearsheimer & Walt’s The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy we find, “most American commentators are pro-Israel.” They quote journalist Eric Alterman who writes Middle East punditry is “dominated by people who cannot imagine criticizing Israel”, he goes on to list 61 “columnists and commentators who can be counted upon to support Israel reflexively and without qualification.” “Conversely,” write Mearsheimer & Walt “Alterman found just five pundits who consistently criticize Israel behaviour or endorse pro-Arab positions.” make that 6.  “[P]rominent newspapers like The Chicago Sun-Times and The Washington Times regularly run editorials that are strongly pro-Israel. Magazines like Commentary, the New Republic, and the Weekly Standard also zealously defend Israel at every turn. And Editorial bias is also found in papers like the New York Times.” (Mearsheimer & Walt)

AIPAC has been described by The New York Times as “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel.” Well, it would wouldn’t it?  AIPAC then a group that, according to Leonard C. Goodman, “demands [and gets] unequivocal support for all Israel’s policies even when they are indefensible.” Israel’s lack of “compliance with its obligations under international law” (Falk) is well documented as is their “persistent lack of  cooperation with the fulfilment of the mandate of the [various] Special Rapporteur[s], as well as other United Nations human rights mechanisms” (Falk). Israel’s illegal occupation is also ‘well documented’ but it persists as does AIPAC as to successive American Administrations pressured by AIPAC to further Israel’s illegal Occupation, Colonial, and Apartheid ambitions in the West Bank,  East Jerusalem, Gaza and put the “crosshairs” on Iran. Therefore and thereof making American Presidents and the lobbies that support them complicit in breaking international law and American laws in regard of US aid to Israel?

For States and in particular The United States and its support of Israel’s criminality through ‘abstention’ the following makes the legal position clear, for them and AIPAC of complicity:

“For States the legal consequences of Israel’s breach of the peremptory norms prohibiting colonialism and apartheid are clear. When faced with a serious breach of an obligation arising under a peremptory norm, all States have the duty not to recognise this situation as lawful and have the duty not to aid or assist the maintenance of this situation. Further, all States must co-operate to bring this situation to an end. If a State fails to fulfill these duties, axiomatically it commits an internationally wrongful act. If a State aids or assists another State in maintaining that unlawful situation knowing it to be unlawful, then it becomes complicit in its commission and itself commits an internationally wrongful act.” (HRSC)

AIPAC Pressure Hunting in PACS

Why then in regard to AIPAC and its activities in light of almost universal condemnation of Israel’s nefarious activities in OPTs do we find a champion of Palestine former President Carter having said this, “It would be almost politically suicidal for members of Congress to espouse a balanced position between Israel and Palestine, to suggest that Israel comply with international law or to speak in defence of justice or human rights for Palestinians.” This is not only shameful but short-sighted as it is accepted by the majority of Arabs and the world’s people that Israel represents the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East.  It is also both immoral and unlawful according to America’s own laws and international law in regards to Israelis illegal occupation and those that unequivocally support Israel’s criminal actions.

A major point because a moral one and one must agree with Alan Hart, “is that American politicians, including their Presidents, always had a choice. They did not have to do the bidding of the Zionist lobby. They chose to do it to serve their own short-term interests … Put another way; The Zionists are only playing the game, ruthlessly to be sure, by The System’s own rules. I blame most of all an American decision-making process which, because of the way election campaigns are funded and conducted, was, and still is, so open to abuse and manipulation by powerful and vested interests as to be in some very important respects undemocratic.”

That being the case, why, and how, this influence? As AIPAC grows in strength, numbers ‘mass membership;’ and therefore pervasive influence in the upper echelons of America’s body politic, the author J. J. Goldberg explains, “They do it partly by convincing, partly by implied threats. AIPAC does not raise money for candidates but there are Jewish PAC’s (Political Action Committees) that raise campaign funds for candidates. Four or five times over the last twenty years, these PAC’s have gone after members of Congress who voted in ways that AIPAC didn’t like. They flooded their opponents with money and enabled them to beat incumbents. Sent a message that if you really go up against AIPAC, you’d better know where you’re next dollar is coming from.” Writes respected attorney and author Jeff Gates, “When campaign support is provided by a nationwide network of pro-Israelis, that candidate can more easily be persuaded to support policies by Tel Aviv.”

Indeed a “Super PAC’ can “accept unlimited funds from unidentified corporations or people to pay for radio or television clips.” These “Super PACS” were ‘spawned’ in 1959 after AIPAC changed its name from the American Zionist Committee for the purpose of according to its founder L. “Si” Kenen to be seen to have “raised its funds from both Zionists and non-Zionists.”

This PAC practice, according to Jon Swaine writing for the British Daily Telegraph, was “made possible by a landmark Supreme Court case between a right pressure group and the US election watchdog. The court ruled that firms must be allowed to spend funds on ‘electioneering communication’ under the first amendment of the constitution which guarantees freedom of expression”, and was made legal in 2010 by the Supreme Court.

In the last days Republican Candidate Newt Gingrich has come under attack by ‘unofficial’ attack advertising paid for “by secret donations to opaque political groups” I have little sympathy with him or the activities of PACS; nor writes Jon Swaine do “Funding reform activists [who] are campaigning for the [Supreme Court] decision to be overturned, under the slogan “corporations are not people and money is not speech.” It is however a demonstration of power and influence just ask Newt Gingrich and a beneficiary of ‘attack advertising’ Mitt Romney.

AIPAC’s influence goes to the very heart of American politics and to the very top of what passes for American Democracy; Alan Hart, “every American president has to put up with the presence in his White House inner circle a Zionist minder. The minders job is to keep the Zionist lobby informed of any policy initiatives the president might be not be to Zionism’s liking. That gives the lobby the necessary lead time to organise its stooges in Congress to block the president, or at least to make life very, very difficult for him.”  It makes the life for millions of Palestinians intolerable.

Friends Like These

AIPAC’s ‘influence’ is shocking as America’s special friend Israel has according to the eminent John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt “provided sensitive military technology to potential rivals like China, in what the State Department inspector-general ‘called a systematic and growing pattern of unauthorised transfers.’ According to the General Accounting Office, Israel also ‘conducts the most aggressive espionage operations against the US of any ally’.” Such “collection efforts” states the Office of National Counterintelligence (CI) in the 2005 Annual Report to Congress on Foreign Economic Collection and Industrial Espionage, “Eroded the US military advantage by enabling foreign Militaries to acquire sophisticated capabilities that might otherwise have taken years to develop.” And further “undercut the US economy by making it possible for foreign firms to gain a competitive edge over US Companies.” (CI)

“Israel has sold advanced weapons systems to China that incorporated technology developed by American companies- including the Python-3 air-to-air missile and the Delilah Cruise Missile.” (The Council For The National Interest – CNI). Also “Tel Aviv has also  stolen Patriot missile avionics to incorporate into its own arrow system and that it used US technology obtained in its lavi fighter development program- which was funded by [the] US taxpayer provi[ding] $1.5 billion to help [the] Beijing government develop its own J-10 fighter.” (CNI).  The CI “Community expects no slackening in demand for State-of-the-art US technology and production know-how. Continued fierce global economic competition will fuel commercial technology theft.”

So think breathtaking and hubris when reading AIPAC’s mission statement which is “to strengthen the ties between the United States and its ally Israel,” where “The two countries have developed a resilient friendship, based in large part to an unshakable dedication to common values. Commitment to democracy, the rule of law, freedom of religion and speech and human rights are all core values shared between the United States and Israel.” (My emphasis) This “shared democracy” station finds Mearsheimer and Walt running a speeding freight train though it, “The United States is a liberal democracy where people of any race, religion, or ethnicity are supposed to enjoy equal rights. By contrast, Israel was explicitly founded as a Jewish state and citizenship is based on the principle of blood kinship. Given this conception of citizenship it is not surprising that Israel’s 1.3 million Arabs are treated as second-class citizens, or that a recent Israeli government commission found that Israel behaves in a “neglectful and discriminatory” manner towards them.”

Grant Smith of the ‘Antiwar Forum’ explains what this means for Americans “By deferring to Israeli, land grabs, military rampages, and diplomatic outrages and by mimicking Israel’s own defiance of the rule of law, the US undermines its own interests and governance.”  It is time for the American public to wake up and hold AIPAC’s activities in the searching light of America’s best interest and the ongoing suffering of the Palestinians under ‘brutal’ Israeli military occupation.

– Clive Hambidge is Human Development Director at Facilitate Global. He can be contacted at clive.hambidge@facilitateglobal.org. (This article was contributed to PalestineChronicle.com.)

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What is hidden even more

These lists, do not display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all?


The Rockets from Gaza Excuse

The Facts
So you only read melodramatic stories about home made unguided firecrackers flying from Gaza, zionism magnifying the flares untill the average ignorant thinks we’re talking 12 meter high nuclear head detonation (chemical nuclear or toxic) loaded warhead carrrying long range missiles.

While in fact, the “TENS OF THOUSANDS ROCKETS” which are allegedly “launched” by Gaza are non detonating, non guided and seldom hit any target at all regarding the alleged number of “rockets” we can easily state it is more a matter of high unlikely a Gaza rocket hits anything at all even more unlikely the chances it will kill.

Total Deaths from Qassams and mortars within Israel as from 2001 according to the “Israel Project”: 21 in 10 years

So let’s behold, the tens of thousands rockets which allegedly were launched: They killed 21 people if internationals counted as well, including Palestinians 29. 29 death from 10′s of thousands of rockets in 10 years, and 29 too many too.

To retaliate these deaths Israel commits the following attacks (kindly notice, all related posts are covered by media, reports and international organisations:

The Counterfacts

Gaza Under Israeli Attacks – Timeline Military Operations on Gaza
For all attacks all over Palestine check the Category → Attacks
For all attacks and violation of Law and crimes against → Children
For all attacks commited by (Illegal Colonists) → Settler Violence
For all attacks on Gaza’s Fishermen at sea → Fishing Under Fire
For all attacks on Press to prevent u see Truth → Attack on Press
For all assassinations by Israel → Assassinations
For all kidnap attacks by Israel → Kidnapping & Abductions
For all unlawfull incursion attacks by Israel → Incursions
For all massacres by Israel → Massacres & Genocide

So you did read in worldwide newspapers and media about a home made flare or “flying” from Gaza towards the occupied desert?

But you never read about the DAILY attacks by army, airforce, navy, police, intelligence, undercover agents AND settlers which happen on land from the air and from and on the sea in Gaza as well as in the West Bank? The tens of thousands rockets from Gaza killed as said 29 people inside occupied territories in 10 years.

Aside 10′s of Thousands rockets did hit 29 people they only hit The Israeli Qassam Rocket counter and Israeli (influenced media which is 96% of worlds media)

Your media did not cover it:
Israel detonated the 1st bomb ever in the diaspora & introduced terrorism: Learn a/ Menachim Begin

Neither about the fight of Real Judaism against Zionism which older than Israel itself, read the
130 Year record of jewish opposition against zionism

Even Einstein warned for it. Real Smart Jewish people know and knew
Einstein’s Letter Warning Of Zionism/Facism In Israel

For the sceptics: It was published in the New York Times
Original scans from microfilm of NYT Dec 4, 1948

And
Einstein’s letter to the Stern terror gang when it solicitated him to raise fund in the US

But #US is keeping the facts from the people, serving Israel and silencing while The power of lies, deceptions and disinformation as Americans pay the price of collective stupidity which is funneled up by their gov’t. Silencing the facts the giv’t knows too well:
The Facts US is aware of and hiding for you

But Checkpoint Washington is like Bibi explains
Netanyahu: ‘America is a thing you can move very easily’


Now we behold the real cost of human lives which has 2 sides

  • Deaths due violent attack
  • Deathd due to passive aggression (so called avoidable mortality)



This year 2011, Israel killed 239 people with direct violence
Siince the year 2000, Israel killed 1472 children
This year only, Israel killed, in Gaza only: 19 children, wounded 200 by shelling | Report



Deaths at Checkpoints
You only hear of death or possible death at a checkpoint, when a pregnant American reporter get’s forced 3 times after eachother to go through the X-Ray at a checkpoint.
Only than, media makes a little noise about possible (!) danger for the foetus. 18.000 women a year develop complications due to this policies and 35 children have died since start of monitoring of the effects of obstruction or entrance to medical aid

Avoidable Death of Pregnant women & their Unborn at Israeli Checkpoints – incl video
71 Palestinian Women Forced to Labor at Checkpoints-Israelis Deny Women Access to Hospitals, Clinics



Obstruction to medical aid or infringement of aid cost many lives in Palestine:
B’tselem Report | Death due to infringement on humanright of medical care: 2000 -2011

(This list only displays the direct reported effects of death by policies or denial to healthcare, while te real avoidable mortality rate due to deliberate deprivation of basic needs is much higher.)

For a comparision: During the Holocaust 1 in 6 Jewish people died due to deliberate deprivation of Nazi policies, causing death of 1 million Jewish people. A warcrime. Remembered every year. And this is justified to remember people which are slain in the awful Nazi war

Aside from the number of deaths in Palestine, it is widely silenced that Israel not only in Palestine cause many deaths, but also in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and beyond.

From 1967-2005 0,5 Million Palestinians died due to all other factors causing avoidable mortality or so called excess death

If you have no idea about the effects of deprivation meet Baby Firas:
Baby Firas – video

Or read about the effects of cuts of electricity for example for patients in need of dialysis:
Since 2007, 67 patients in need of dialysis or other treatment unavailable in Gaza have died

While International Law states:

Geneva Convention

Articles 55 and 56 of the Fourth Geneva Convention clearly establish that Israel, as the occupying power, not only has a duty to ensure medical supplies reach hospitals in the OPT, but to ensure and maintain the services of the hospitals too. As High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions, other states not only have a moral duty but also a legal obligation to ensure Israel abides by its commitments to the protected population of the OPT.

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child

As a States Party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israel is obliged under Article 24 of the treaty to recognise the right of every child under its effective jurisdiction “to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health. States Parties shall strive to ensure that no child is deprived of his or her right of access to such health care services”.

In deliberate deprivation for Israel is refusing to lend a permit for repairs, supplies or denies entry of fuel:
Murder by denying repairs or materials to arrange basic life sustaining needs

That is is deliberate targeted to Palestinians may be proven by the fact that Israel donates streetlights to African countries to prevent traffic deaths, but demolishes ‘Imneizils (by Spain funded) solar systems which also provide the hospital, schools and the whole village of basic electricity needs:
If Israel would be able to “turn off” the sun above #Palestine, It would” ~ in pictures

Israel floods dams deliberately in Gaza, or deprives Gaza of repair materials for the aquifier (which also not works without power by the way) Causing only 5% of the water is fit to drink.
A fact which is known by world authorities on WHO since 2006.
Water-borne diseases cause 26 %of Illnesses


But Israel has become exactly as those it feared and hated once themselves. Than it accused beginning of December 2011 Ireland for being the most hostile country in the EU, because it compared Israeli soldiers to Nazis. You make the comparision. Judge for yourself:
HaShoah versus Al Nakba – in pictures

Or worse, it even kills life before it is born and “shows off” zionism proudly, the trophy pictures Israel does not want you to see:
The New Abu Ghraib – Israel’s own “Trophy Pictures” – in pictures

Israel is laying an illegal siege on Gaza, and even has
Policies to near starvation which it tried to prevent from leaking out

Forcing people (like in many wars) to smuggle:
Since 2006 over 160 Palestinians have died in tunnels

We need not to discuss assassinations are deliberate caused deaths:
Assassinations

To create the “State of Israel” about 77 massacres were committed: Here’s a list:
All Israeli Massacres – in Palestine only

And the genocide still goes on every day without your media covering it:
Daily updated list of Massacred Palestinians

Silence about the
Oct- Nov 2011 massacre on Gaza

Media silences
The Aug 2011 in Gaza massacre and no government condemned it

Retaliation 4 something it NEVER DID
Israel hiding evidence

Only during Cast Lead war in Gaza, Israel kiled
Over 1500 of which over 352 children in just 22 days time from dec 2008-jan 2009
The Names of the 352 Children slained by Israel in 22 days

Israel having cruel policies when not kill, to invalidate, the Rabin Herecy since the First Intifada: The Breaking Bones policy:
Literally breaking the law (and bones) with their own hands – video

Deliberate extermination by neglect:
Slow death’ [is] the Israeli system for exterminating prisoners

More than 200 Palestinians died in Israeli prisons due to the illegal Israeli policies of medical negligence since Israel occupied the rest of Palestine in 1967.
Several Palestinians were shot and killed by the arresting soldiers and officers.

Since the beginning of the Occupation in 1967, over 750,000 Palestinians have been arrested by Israel. Almost 95% of them have been subjected to some form of torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Since 1967, over 105 documented torture techniques have been used by Israel. At least 66 Palestinians have been tortured to death.

Israel itself adopted by enactment in March 2011 a mine clearance law, but only valid as it seems for Israeli grounds, for Golan is still paved and remaing 1 million personell mines stay in the soil of Palestinian occupied teritories
Those mines costed only for example in Golan (by Israel occupied Syria) 16 deaths
Many more deaths Israel caused by the left behind in for example Lebanon

Unexploded ordinances, also are a common (!) danger throughout Palestine, where daily invasions of Israeli forces often result in explosives, ordinances and tank shells that are (deliberately) left behind.
It is often children who are the victims of these unexploded ordinances, as they are naturally curious and drawn to the strange objects left by the army.

Not to forget, the kind of weapons Israel uses: US funded White Phosphorus, GBU-39 Bunker Busters with 75kg depleted uranium each, DIME, toxic, and other chemical warfare like CS gas (which last killed the first protester of this year 2011 Jawaher Abu Rahma on Jan 1 2011)
Special Topic: Israel’s Weapons a Crime on Humanity
More footage of Israel’s arsenal of weaponry

As you can read in the previous post these weapons not only kill instantly but also have long term risk effects for health, can cause diseases and/or death in the end. (even in Egypt and Israel itsaelf)

Only(!) during the war 2008-2009, Gaza police have put the weight of weapons dropped on the Strip by Israel during the war two years ago at over 3000 tons.

Tahseen Saad, head of the police force’s explosives engineering unit, indicated that a lot of the weapons used were illegal under international law. Occupation forces used different types of bombs with the most significant ones weighing between 150 – 500 Kg. Most controversial weapons were/are used including white phosphorous bombs which are illegal to use in populated areas.

Furtheron Israel used an assortment of missiles, such as anti-tank guided missiles, against civilians and their vehicles. Israeli army used bombs that dispersed red smoke made up of explosives and tungsten. When the bomb is dropped it sprayed a liquid which creates fog and in less than a second it disappears and the bomb explodes.

Reminder that Israel also murders people in Gaza by remote control: Israel’s video game killing technology . These drones which fly 24/7 365 days a year over Gaza/West Bank as well for several purposes like espionage,
Remote killing technology & surveillance but also precise and remote “liquidation”

The effect of the weapons is not limited to killing. Weapons containing materials that are forbidden under international accords, such as phosphorous, tungsten and uranium, spread cancer in the targeted population, destroy nature and cause terrible burns and amputations. Some of the consequences, like foetal abnormalities, are not immediately apparent.

So next time you see Israel telling, they had another rocket “attack” remember it has the most advanced Iron Dome system which indeed intercepts missiles if there are any REAL ones.

Remember also. Gaza… does have no dome at all. No iron dome, and no dome of Human Rights. It is indiscriminately bombed by F16′s, surveilled and attacked by drones, shelled by tanks, shelled & bombed by navy ships, from coast or at sea, and invasions on the land occur almost daily.
All the above is just a fraction of aggression regarding to the presumptions about the so called waves of rockets from Gaza and to put this into a more realistic perspective.

This is by no means a complete overview and this list can be made exhausting if we go name all passive and direct aggression, oppression in any way imaginable which Israel or it’s settlers impose on Palestinians.


The Right to Self-Defense of Palestine

For who does still not understand the (need or concept of) resistance of Palestine recommended read:
The Eagle of Palestine

and
The Palestinian Right of Self-Defense against this disproportional power and agression of ” Israel”
Palestinian right to fight occupation not only moral, but legal as well ~ by @myaguarnieri

The average civilian in Palestine has no more of self defense than a stone he or she can throw.
24 Years ago Palestinians massively engaged in civil disobedience and we’re heavily suppressed, which happens even today. Even last friday a unarmed civilian protester Mustafa Tamimi was murdered by the Israeli army. There is still not even evidence he even had a stone.

Overview ▶ With surgical precision Israel shot Mustafa Tamimi & deliberately delayed aid. He died. – pictures & videos

 

And remember

The First Intifada | انتفاضة – in pictures
24 Years later Palestinians living under occupation for 64 years now, still only have a stone, and some flares while the daily disproportional violence and aggression of the occupier, the collective punishment and the daily oppression and exiling is influencing 11 Million Lives in Palestine but most still outside, unable to return to their home.


While International Law – Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

UDHR Art 13(1)
“Everyone has the right 2 freedom of movement & residence within the borders of each state”

UDHR Art 13(2)
” Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country”

UDHR 17:(2)
“No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.”

UDHR 20(1)
“Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.”

UDHR 20(2)
“No one may be compelled to belong to an association.”

UDHR Art 9:
“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile”

UDHR Art 5:
“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

UDHR Art 3:
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person

UDHR 15:1
“Everyone has the right to a nationality”

All of the Human Rights above, are not valid in Palestine. Just because Israel unilateral decided Palestinians have no rights at all, of no kind at all. Even when this means they pretend to be a Jewish state, violating not even international law, regulations, but also every divine law.



Something to ponder about…
For who not sees or who’s eyes are still closes. IOA has become exactly and even worse than those, they feared and hated once themselves. Using the same atrocities, policies to oppress, ethnically cleanse and eradicate human beings. Creating a new Shoah (Holocaust) for the Palestinians in 1948 with Al Nakba, and sustaining it by hasbara and the world’s ignorance or at least those not using their own mind to reconsider the realistic facts. So Hasbara in 16 words explained:

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it…”
~ Joseph Goebbels

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