#GazaUnderAttack | US taxes pay for Israeli war crimes

A Palestinian father holds the body of his son killed in a recent Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian father holds the body of his son killed in a recent Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:17AM GMT
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With numbing regularity, Israel bombs the Gaza Strip, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, from the air, land, and sea, and the excuse is always the same: Hamas “terrorists” don’t accept Israel’s “right to exist.” The specific trigger this time: the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers.

Hamas has publicly stated that it was not responsible for the deaths, and the claim is credible. It had just concluded reconciliation talks with Fatah, a popular move with the Palestinian public, which it was not likely to jeopardize.

Bombing Gaza is convenient for Israel for many reasons: It ends further progress on Palestinian unity talks. It ends focus on the failure of the Kerry peace talks during which Israel continued to announce illegal settlement construction. It reminds all Palestinians that they will suffer a similar fate if they have the temerity to defy Israel. And it unites Israelis like nothing else.

Following the abduction of three Israeli teenagers, Israeli politicians called for vengeance. Netanyahu called the perpetrators “human animals.”

In the Knesset, deputy speaker Moshe Feiglin called for cutting off power to Gaza hospitals. This was not the first time an Israeli politician in the Knesset has advocated war crimes against Palestinians.

Tel Aviv is commonly held up by Israelis as a secular city in which Jews and Arabs coexist. It produced Ayelet Shaked, a lawmaker who advocates “the slaughter of Palestinian mothers” because they “give birth to little snakes.” This was expressed on Facebook, which gave thousands of Israelis the opportunity to click Like and to add their own homicidal fantasies.

A widely circulating image on Facebook is of two Israeli girls holding up a banner that says “Hating Arabs is not racism, it’s values!” This image too got thousands of Likes. In a few years, these girls will be armed soldiers, able to act out their “values” on a captive population they have been primed to hate and control.

Rabbi Noam Perel, the secretary-general of World Bnei Akiva, was only one of many rabbis who demanded that the government turn the Israel Defense Forces into “an army of revenge.” Israeli media personalities called for blood. Revenge, not arresting the perpetrators.

So no one can claim to be too surprised when waves of Israeli Jews formed vigilante gangs and fanned out in Palestinian neighborhoods, terrorizing residents and destroying property. At least one Palestinian child was deliberately run over, and attempted kidnappings of Palestinian children were reported. Several hundred Palestinians were arrested without provocation.

Sixteen-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdeir was walking alone when a group of Israeli Jews stunned him, doused him with kerosene, and burned him alive.

At least 192 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed as of Tuesday. Palestinian homes, schools, hospitals, and mosques are taking direct hits. Israel claims that they are used as military installations. But here’s what the Israelis say in more candid moments.

On the eve of the Gaza bombing, Colonel Ofer Winter, the commander of the Israeli army’s Givati Brigade, has told his soldiers that they are engaged in a war “against a foe which curses [God’s] name.” In fact, this is not the first time that Israelis have framed their attacks against Palestinians in terms of a holy war.

How does Israel identify its “targets”? Journalist Gideon Levy cites two Israeli military types: According to Maj. Gen. (res.) Oren Shachor: “If we kill their families, that will frighten them.” Another says: “We must create a situation such that when they come out of their burrows, they won’t recognize Gaza.” State terrorism.

The Israeli military argues that it has made efforts to minimize civilian casualties, but it also refers to homes as “operation centers.” One of the “military targets” eliminated by Israel this week was known by local Gazans as the Batsh family (18 members).

Israel’s vision of the future is premised on total Jewish control over people, land, and resources in Mandate Palestine. This supremacist view is taught to their children, divinely sanctioned by their rabbis, repeated by their media, pumped into their soldiers, and reinforced with each bullet.

Why should we care about any of this? Perhaps the most compelling reason is this: On average, Israel has killed one Palestinian child every three days for the past 13 years.

And US taxpayers are making it possible.

Ida Audeh, an editor who lives in Colorado, grew up in the occupied West Bank. She can be reached at idaaudeh@yahoo.com.

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Current Attacks on Gaza – July 2014 – In Photos

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Gaza Under Attack | July 13, 2014

Gaza Under Attack July 12, 2014

Gaza Under Attack – July 11, 2014

Gaza Under Attack – July 10, 2014

Gaza Under Attack – July 9, 2014

Gaza Under Attack – July 8, 2014




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The History of Resistance – The Eagle of Palestine


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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 21, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 20, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 19, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 18, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 17, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 16, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 15, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 14, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 11, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 10, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 8, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Nov 5, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Oct 29, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Oct 28, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Oct 24, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Oct 22, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Oct 7, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Sept 29, 2012

Photos Gaza Under Attack Sept 19, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack Sept 10, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack – Sept 6, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack Aug 5, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack July 12, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack June 23, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack June 1-22, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack May 17, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack April 4, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack March 14, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack March 13, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack March 12, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack March 11, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack March 10, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack March 20, 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack February 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack January 2012

Photos #Gaza Under Attack December 2011

Photos #Gaza Under Attack Oct & Nov 2011

Photos #Gaza Under Attack Aug-Sept 2011

PHOTOS | Israel’s Massacre Cast Lead on Gaza 2008-2009




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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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