#GazaUnderAttack | US losing regional allies over backing for Israel’s attack on Gaza

A Palestinian man inspects a damaged building following overnight Israeli airstrikes on the town of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012.
The American backing for the massive Israeli bombardment of besieged Gaza enclave has put the Obama administration at odds with two of its key Middle East partners, a report says.

PRESSTV | Nov 20, 2012

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom the US views as a ‘moderate voice’ in the region, described the Israeli regime as a “terrorist state” on Monday and condemned the deadly airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, which is run by the Islamist resistance group Hamas.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, meanwhile, has warned Tel Aviv against a ground invasion, invoking support for Hamas’s leadership and dispatching his prime minister to the blockaded territory, the US daily Washington Post states in a news analysis on Tuesday.

The growing regional outcry over hundreds of indiscriminate Israeli aerial strikes on Gaza, blessed by top American officials as “defensive” measures, has exposed the United States to mounting condemnation for its unwillingness to press Israel to agree to a cease-fire.

The conflict, initiated and intensified by near daily Israeli bombardment of the impoverished territory and assassination of a senior Hamas commander, has also undermined US relations with officials in Egypt and Turkey, highlighting the limits of American influence in the Middle East following the wave of revolutions that swept the region in 2011.

According to the article, as international diplomatic efforts for a cease-fire intensified in Cairo, with growing frustration by Egyptian officials with US refusal to urge the Israeli regime against continued bombardment of Gaza, American officials still did not back any plan.

“We don’t practice diplomacy from the podium,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Monday. “We have been very clear that Israel has a right of self-defense.”

Other administration officials went as far as demanding their regional allies to intervene in efforts to halt retaliatory rocket fires by Hamas resistance forces.

“Our position continues to be that those nations in the region, particularly nations that have influence over Hamas, and that’s principally Egypt and Turkey, also Qatar…that those nations need to use that influence to ­de-escalate the conflict,” White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Monday. “De-escalation has to begin with, again, an end to rocket fire from Gaza.”

The daily notes that even during Israel’s 2006 war against Lebanon, as European and Arab nations lobbied the George W. Bush administration to intervene with Israel or to push for a cease-fire, the US initially resisted calls for a cease-fire, “because Israel argued that it needed the military latitude.”

The article also cites growing frustration at the United Nations with the persistent American efforts to block any condemnation of the Israeli aggression by the world body.

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Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

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* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, 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.





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