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If Palestinians aren’t suffering they are dead.


PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, GAZA, PALESTINE – 2018/07/17: A general view of the arts and handcraft village that was damaged by the Israeli air strikes in Gaza City.

Jomma Alzaem was still looking frantically for his rare antiques amid the rubble in Gaza’s Arts and Crafts Village on Wednesday, four days after it was severely damaged during Israeli air strikes.

Israel said the strikes across Gaza were against Hamas, the group that rules the isolated Palestinian territory. One strike hit an unfinished building right next to the village, where Mr Jomma owned a brass shop.

“I believe that Israel wanted to target the village, not the building. They targeted Palestinian heritage, a heritage that they don’t own,” Mr Jomma, 67, told The National.

“I spent years collecting the brass. I had items about 100 years old. My shop was considered as a tourist attraction, and now all of the brass and relics are under rubble.”

UN reports a 12 percent increase in the demolition of Palestinian-owned structures in Jerusalem over the first half of 2018.

Israel using ‘strange gases’ against protesters in Gaza

The Great March of Return protests acted as a laboratory for Israel to trial its latest technologies in a real-life situation. This provides concrete evidence of the technologies’ efficacy, which can then be used as fuel for international arms trade deals.

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Gaza Strip—Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel [occupied Palestine]  , engulfing the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli snipers. Palestinian resistance is covered by international law, even armed struggle, while the Zionist occupation is illegal and barring the Palestinians from returning to their homes since 1948.]

Israeli occupation forces used “strange” and “unknown” gases against unarmed, peaceful protesters in Gaza, Quds Press reported the central commission for documentation and pursuit of Israeli war criminals –Tawtheeq saying.

Head of the commission Imad Al-Baz told Quds Press that Israel used strange gases against the protesters for the first time last Friday as Palestinians continued their peaceful activities as part of the Great March of Return.

The gases caused protesters’ bodies to convulse and tremble, he explained. Many lost consciousness as a result for several hours, he added.

“We do not know the kind of gases which were used for the first time,” he said, “but we took cultures from the blood and urine of those affected and we expect the results will be shocking.”

Israeli occupation forces used unmanned drones to drop the gas on the demonstrators, Al-Baz said.

Protesters were being targeted in their lower body, Al-Baz said, with many  shot with live ammunition in their genitals..

The following lists the consecutive attacks on the Gaza strip: “There is something wrong with a regime that requires a pyramid of corpses every few years”. G. Orwell

  • 2000: Muhammad al-Durrah incident

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    Father and son shot by Zionist Occupation forces.

  • 2004 May: Operation Rainbow (2004)

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  • 2004: Operation Forward Shield

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  • 2004 September: Operation Days of Penitence

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  • 2005: (Israeli disengagement from Gaza)

  • 2006: Operation Summer Rains

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    Gazans examine a bridge destroyed by Israeli F-16 warplanes as part of Operation Summer Rain

  • 2006: Gaza beach explosion (2006)

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    7-year-old girl who lost her parents and five of her brothers in Friday’s Gaza beach by Occupation militant shelling

  • 2006: 2006 Israel-Gaza conflict

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  • 2006: 2006 shelling of Beit Hanoun

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  • 2006 November: Operation Autumn Clouds

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  • 2008: Beit Hanoun April 2008 incident

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  • 2008 February: Operation Hot Winter

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     2010 May: Gaza flotilla raid (in international waters)

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    IDF personnel began firing on the Mavi Marmara from both the speedboats and helicopters before boarding had commenced, 9 activists executed, another activist died later.

  • 2011: August 2011 Gaza Strip air raids

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  • 2012 March: March 2012 Gaza–Operation Returning Echo

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  • 2012: Operation Pillar of Defense

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  • 2014: 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict

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2018: The Great march of Return

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  • 25 May 2018: Israeli forces have injured 109 demonstrators

  • 15 May 2018: two Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli forces in Gaza, and 417 injured

  • 14 May 2018: 55 Palestinians were reported killed by Israeli forces, including six children, 2,771 injured.

Why Israeli Soldiers Feel Comfortable Shooting Journalists Reporting on the Gaza Protests

For the past 11 years, Israeli journalists have been forbidden from entering Gaza. This has affected not only their reporting, but also the way fellow Israelis understand what is happening there.

She is a veteran journalist, who has covered a number of bloody conflict zones. She’s clearly upset. “Yesterday was madness,” she says. “At a certain point I stopped counting the number of people wounded who were evacuated from the area.” She describes one scene at the main protest in Jabaliya, across from Kibbutz Nir Oz.

“The people who stood next to me, hundreds of meters from the fence, who did nothing, were shot by snipers. Someone who stood near me was shot between his eyes,” she says. In another case, she said she saw the driver of a few foreign journalists shot while he was standing alongside them.” https://972mag.com/how-do-israeli-jou…

IDF has shot over 500 Palestinians in the head during protests.

Journalists — of any nation — are present in areas of confrontation to report on events. The army of a democratic country should not harm reporters who are doing their jobs. For this reason we view the fact that reporters were hurt gravely.”

The media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders accused the IDF of the “deliberate shooting” of journalists.

The Israeli military has reacted with deadly and purposeful force, killing and wounding at seemingly random. And still people have come from all over Gaza to demonstrate and protest their right of return to the lands from where they, their parents and grandparents, were once evicted.

With them we came, the journalists, watching and filming, bearing witness to the events as they transpired and talking to people to hear their stories and motivations.

Israeli occupation forces are likely targeting Palestinian journalists in an attempt to prevent them from covering Israeli violations against Palestinian people.

On Sunday overnight, a group of around 200 Israeli settlers broken into the houses of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron while IDF forces prevented journalists from getting close to the targeted area, Safa news agency reported.

And from that relatively mundane example to the deadly, journalists have been very much in the line of fire.

So far, there have been two fatalities among those covering the protests. There have been a high number of injuries to journalists – as many as 66 over the four demonstrations held so far, according to Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesperson for Gaza’s ministry of health – prompting calls for the protection of journalists and investigations into the violence. Human right organizations and international watchdogs like the Committee to Protect Journalists have been at the forefront of these calls.

These have had little effect on Israel’s behavior.

Gaza continues to serve as a laboratory for testing weapons from hell

Zionists are pros when it comes to remote controlled bombs. They are masters at the art of deception.

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Israeli forces have been using the Great Return March and its thousands of protesters as a sort of “testing ground” for new forms of weaponry and crowd control, say physicians in the Gaza Strip. They talk of exploding bullets and and an unknown gas that causes severe convulsions and loss of consciousness, among other symptoms.“We are being used as guinea pigs to test new weapons, as we have in past Israeli wars on Gaza,” says Ashraf al-Qedra, MD, spokesperson for the Gaza Health Ministry.

Bullets that shatter

Bullets actually extracted from an injured protester

The most damaging of the new weapons are explosive bullets, which shatter into many fragments in the body. To date, local government statistics show that 1,935 unarmed protesters have been shot by Israeli snipers with live bullets. No estimate is available for how many of those involved “exploding” bullets, but in the experience of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF), it’s high.

“Half of the more than 500 patients we have admitted in our clinics have injuries where the bullet has literally destroyed tissue after having pulverized the bone,” says Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, head of the MSF mission in Palestine. “These patients will need to have very complex surgical operations and most of them will have disabilities for life.”

Ingres adds that the number of injured treated in MSF clinics in Gaza since the protest began March 30 is more than the number seen throughout all of 2014, when Israel launched its last major war on the Strip.

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“This type of ammunition is unfamiliar to us,” says al-Qedra. “What is so damagng about this type of bullet is the path it takes in the body.”

An explosive bullet shatters into fragments in the body, often at high speed. It smashes through organs and tissue, shreds blood vessels and pulverizes bones.

Among the victims of these explosive bullets is the slain journalist Yasser Murtaja, who was hit in his abdomen and died after 12 hours of severe bleeding, and the 11-year-old Abdelrahman Nofal, one of 701 minors injured in the protests to date (along with five killed).


As an integral part of the ethnic cleansing process, the zionists used to raze the native villages and poison the wells to prevent any expelled native from coming back.


Doctors were forced to amputate one leg, in which they said several bones were literally missing and his blood was “poisoned.” Fragments from the exploded bullet penetrated the boy’s other leg as well, but it was saved.

“Yasser Murtaja couldn’t recover from injury because the bullet fragments destroyed his colon, spleen, liver and ureter. He died despite having two surgeries,’’ explains al-Qedra.

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Poison in the shepherd fields

Palestinian children burning to death by Israel’s white phosphorous

In a call for an international arms embargo against Israel, Amnesty International states, “Many [protesters] have suffered extreme bone and tissue damage, as well as large exit wounds measuring between 10 and 15 mm, and will likely face further complications, infections and some form of physical disability, such as paralysis or amputation.

Reports of the high number of injuries to the knees, which increase the probability of bullet fragmentation, are particularly disturbing. If true, they would suggest that the Israeli army is intentionally intending to inflict life-changing injuries.”

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Israel’s use of internationally prohibited exploding bullets on unarmed civilians, is a war crime

Amnesty goes on to say that a forensic pathologist who reviewed photographs of the injuries reports that they some appear to be caused by U.S.-manufactured M24 Remington sniper rifles filled with 7.62 mm hunting ammunition, which expand and mushroom inside the body.

Rule 15 of customary international humanitarian law states that, “In the conduct of military operations, constant care must be taken to spare the civilian population, civilians and civilian objects. All feasible precautions must be taken to avoid, and in any event to minimize, incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians and damage to civilian objects.”

Chemical weapons drones

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Toxic gas

Another new tactic Israel is using to disperse the protesters is a type of chemical with effects much more severe than the typical teargas. Canisters containing the new type of gas are either dropped on the crowds by drones or fired by soldiers.

‘’It’s a dangerous chemical weapon that causes bizarre symptoms we’ve never seen before: violent convulsions, severe shaking in all parts of the body, coughing and vomiting, fast heart rate, an increase in body temperature and loss of consciousness for more than an hour,” says Ayman al-Sahabani, MD, head of the emergency department at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. “We took blood and urine samples from patients to determine the composition of this chemical, but have not been able to identify it.’’

To date, government statistics show that 820 protesters have been injured by inhaling some type of gas, including this unidentified chemical. Even protesters who stay 800 meters away from the separation fence have been succumbing to the effects of the gas. “Dozens” of them, doctors say, have returned to the hospital after being released because they experience symptoms once again.

Gaza’s hospitals are overwhelmed with the number of injuries caused by Israeli snipers; not knowing just what they are dealing with when patients come in makes the odds of patients’ survival that much lower.

Exploding bullets,  Mystery gas

Gaza is the biggest “concentration camp” ever to exist

This is not Gaza, this is occupied Hebron. All of Palestine is occupied by the most disgusting aliens on the planet.

“Innocent people, most of them young, are slowly being poisoned by the water they drink.”

Norman Finklestein

First of all, as Amira Hass, the respected journalist from Haaretz, pointed out today in the newspaper, the blockade of Gaza, in its milder form, but still severe form, it goes back 27 years. It started in 1991 during the first intifada. The blockade was then significantly, qualitatively intensified after the Hamas won the parliamentary elections—what Jimmy Carter, who was an observer, called a completely and honest—completely honest and fair elections, in January 2006.

The immediate reaction of Israel, followed by the United States and then the EU, was to impose this brutal blockade on Gaza, which at a certain point even blockaded, prohibited chips, potato chips, baby chicks, chocolate from entering Gaza. And then, after Hamas preempted a coup, orchestrated by the United States, Israel and elements of the Palestinian Authority in 2007, Israel ratcheted up the blockade of Gaza.

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Palestinian children wait for donated food while Israel eats theirs.

Now, who is responsible for the current crisis in Gaza? First of all, we have to be clear about—OK, let me start with who’s responsible. As you are no doubt aware, there’s been a—there’s a proliferation of reports, from the World Bank, from various U.N. agencies, UNCTAD, the IMF.

They put out report after report after report after report. And there’s a complete—there’s a consensus. There’s a consensus that the proximate cause of the horror in Gaza, the proximate cause, is the Israeli blockade. It’s not Hamas. There might be some Hamas responsibility, but it’s so marginal, so minimal, as compared to that blockade.

Children caged by occupation forces swinging their guns in Hebron

Now, we have to be clear, and I don’t want to get too dramatic about it, too emotive about it, but we have to be clear about that blockade. Number one, it’s a flagrant violation of international law, because it constitutes a form of collective punishment. Number two, since 2012, the United Nations—and these are very staid, conservative bureaucrats, who don’t use—they don’t use poetic language.

They start, in 2012, by saying—issuing a report in the interrogative: Will Gaza be livable in 2020? In 2015, UNCTAD issued a report. It then used the declarative. It said, on its present trajectory, Gaza will be unlivable in 2020. Now, bear in mind, literally unlivable. These are U.N. reports by professional economists. By 2017, the U.N., Robert Piper, he said, “We were too optimistic. Gaza passed the unlivability threshold years ago. Gaza, as we speak, it’s unlivable.”

Now, what does that mean concretely? Ninety-seven percent of Gaza’s drinking water is contaminated. Now, bear in mind, of the 2 million people in Gaza, 1 million or more, 51 percent, are children. One million or more are children. Sara Roy, who’s the world’s leading authority on Gaza’s economy—she’s at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies—in the latest edition of her standard work on Gaza’s economy, she says, “Innocent people, most of them young, are slowly being poisoned by the water they drink.”

Now, Sara is a very respected, cautious economist, or political economist, as she calls herself. “Innocent people, most of them children, are slowly being poisoned.” That’s what Gaza is today.

Now, to get back to Nikki Keddie—Haley, excuse me—to get back to Nikki Haley, she said, “What country in the world would do anything different to protect their border?” Let’s be clear: That is not a border, and that is not a border fence. Baruch Kimmerling, the sociologist in Hebrew University, the late sociologist, he said Gaza is the biggest “concentration camp” ever to exist.

David Cameron, the conservative British prime minister, he said Gaza is an “open-air prison.” Haaretz, the most respected of Israel’s newspapers, referred to the “Palestinian ghetto.” Israel’s snipers are poised not on a border. They’re poised on the perimeter—call it a concentration camp, call it a ghetto, call it an open-air prison.

And the people of Gaza—it’s unusual in the world today. As the United Nations Relief and Works Agency pointed out, they said Gaza is different than all the other humanitarian crises. Why? If there is a natural disaster, like a drought, people move. If there’s a human-made disaster, like Syria, people move. Gaza is the only place on Earth where the place is unlivable and the people can’t move. They can’t leave. They’re trapped.

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And then that raises, for me, what’s the fundamental question. Even the human rights organizations which haven’t been bad, even they refer to Israel’s use of excessive force. They refer to Israel’s use of disproportionate force. Implicit in that language is, Israel has the right to use proportionate force. Israel has the right to use moderate force. In fact, leaving aside the legalities and the technicalities, let’s just look at the picture raw.

Israel doesn’t have the right to use any force. Two million people, half of whom are children, are trapped, caged in an unlivable space where they are, to quote Sara Roy, “slowly being poisoned.” Unless you believe that Israel has the right to poison 1 million children, it has no right to use any force against the people of Gaza. They have the right to break free from the cage Israel has created for them.

‘Burn them, shoot them, kill them’: Israelis cheer in Jerusalem as Palestinians shot in Gaza

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Palestinian Christians and Muslims call on faith communities to help end Israeli occupation

While the US officially and illegally transferred its embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli forces killed scores of demonstrators in Gaza

GAZA CITYThe contrast could not have been more jarring on Monday between Jerusalem and Gaza, even as a mere 75 kilometres separated the two.

As American and Israeli officials inaugurated the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem – an Israeli victory over the international community’s rejection of its claim to Jerusalem as its capital – Israeli forces gunned down Palestinian protesters in Gaza, the death toll rising inexorably throughout the day.

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‘Friends, what a glorious day, remember this day. This is history. Mr Trump, by recognizing history, you made history’ – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exuberantly hailed the embassy move as a “historic” moment.

“Friends, what a glorious day, remember this day,” the Israeli leader said in a triumphant address on Monday. “This is history. Mr Trump, by recognising history, you made history.

“All of us are deeply moved and grateful. The embassy of the most powerful nation on earth, the United States of America, opened here.”

“People in Jerusalem celebrating the Embassy Move and people in Gaza trying to ruin that celebration.”- former Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner

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Israel shoots 15 yr old Gaza child in the head.

Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner also gave a speech at the ceremony, during which he hailed US support for Israel, seemingly casting aside concerns about the Israeli army’s actions in Gaza occurring at the same time as his speech.

“We stand with Israel because we both believe in human rights, democracy worth defending, and believe that we know that it is the right thing to do,” Kushner said.

Meanwhile, just outside the new embassy, Palestinian demonstrators in Jerusalem were brutally repressed by Israeli forces.

MEE witnessed dozens of unarmed Palestinians beaten and arrested by Israeli security forces outside the embassy, eliciting cheers from Israeli demonstrators who came out to support the embassy’s opening.

‘Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, and Trump and the USA cannot decide to give our land to Zionists’

– Samira Mohsen, 27, protester in Gaza City 

“Burn them”, “shoot them”, “kill them”, the Israelis chanted.

Meanwhile, former Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner complained on social media, implying Palestinian deaths in Gaza were an attempt to rain on Israel’s parade.

My feed is a mixture of people in Jerusalem celebrating the #EmbassyMove and people in #Gaza trying to ruin that celebration.

— LTC (R) Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) May 14, 2018

But in Gaza, Palestinians expressed their deep anger and disbelief at the celebration occuring in Jerusalem as hundreds were indiscriminately shot by Israeli forces.

According to Gaza’s health ministry, fifty-eight Palestinians had been killed and 2,410 had been wounded by Israeli forces in the bloody culmination of the six-week “Great March of Return” in Gaza which had already claimed 49 lives before Monday.

In total, 101 Palestinians have been killed during demonstrations in Gaza since 30 March.

The scenes in Gaza in the zone close to the fence separating the small Palestinian enclave from Israel were ones of chaos and blood since the morning, with numerous demonstrators shot in the head, neck or chest.

A number of bodies were trapped close to the fence, army fire too heavy for ambulances to reach them.

“A lot of Palestinians died today for the sake of Palestinians peacefully protesting, and we won’t give up on the blood they shed,” Wadee Masri, 52, told Middle East Eye. “I came here to participate in the march, to prove that I am a person that has a right to return to my land.

Protester near the Gaza border on Monday (MEE/Mohammed al-Hajjar)

“Celebrations today in Jerusalem make me feel sad for what the US did against Palestinians,” he added. “There is no peace without Jerusalem. We will live and die fighting for Jerusalem.”

International groups decried the situation in Gaza as a “bloodbath”.

“The policy of Israeli authorities to fire irrespective of whether there is an immediate threat to life on Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza, caged in for a decade and under occupation for half a century, has resulted in a bloodbath that anyone could have foreseen,” Human Rights Watch said in a statement.

Jamal Zahalka, a political leader for Palestinian citizens of Israel, told MEE that Israel and the US bore responsibility for the violence in Gaza.

‘Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, and Trump and the USA cannot decide to give our land to Zionists’

– Samira Mohsen, 27, protester in Gaza City 

“This is a violation of international law. Trump and the US are responsible for all the blood that has been shed since the US decision,” Zahalka said.

“Those who are celebrating today [the US embassy inaguration] have blood on their hands.”

But despite the trauma of the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war, Samira Mohsen, a 27-year-old protester east of Gaza City, remained defiant despite the heavy toll of the day’s demonstrations.

“One day we will be celebrating in Jerusalem, we will pray there, no one will ban us,” she told MEE. “My dream is to see Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, and Trump and the USA cannot decide to give our land to Zionists.”

2018 Israel, as always, using illegal weapons on Palestinians, targeting school children

Israel, using illegal explosive bullets wounded 4,279 Gazans since March 30. Israel shoots 84 Palestinian school children in the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis & legs — 7 are critical

After conducting medical examinations, it turned out that Israeli occupation forces used live explosive bullets and poisonous tear gas while quelling the peaceful marches of return. Most of the shots were in the neck, chest, abdomen and the pelvis. Many children had fractures in the limbs as well.

Gaza girl shot during the peace march.

‘Explosive bullets’ have been cited in state practice as weapons that violate this norm in some or all circumstances.

A trauma doctor treating the 750 severely injured Gazans in the Great March of Return massacre offers evidence that the IDF used exploding bullets to maximize the damage done.

After conducting medical examinations, it turned out that Israeli occupation forces used live explosive bullets and poisonous tear gas while quelling the peaceful marches of return. Most of the shots were in the neck, chest, abdomen and the pelvis. Many children had fractures in the limbs as well.

The prohibition of exploding bullets, under customary international law, on the use of means and methods of warfare which are of a nature to cause unnecessary suffering applies in international and non-international.

Abdul Rahman Noufal, a native of the Nuseirat during his participation in the peace march. His leg has been amputated.

Expansion, or hollow point, bullets are specialized bullets designed to deform upon impact because of a collapsible space within the projectile tip. The result is that a single projectile will inflict greater overall damage to a target, allowing an increased transfer of kinetic energy compared with a standard bullet. The “benefits” include a decreased risk of ricochet because the overall penetration distance is reduced; however, some of the older ammunition failed to expand on impact as a result of pieces of clothing obstructing the cavity.

Israel accuses the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against it’s citizens and recently attacks Syria targets killing Russians and Iranians who are in Syria legally. US-Israel has for decade after decade had a monopoly on chemical weapons use, and supply their proxies. They also routinely violate the airspace and borders of any country they wish, at will.  It’s not like there isn’t proof, what don’t people get about US-Israel?

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Israel attack on Lebanon 2006: badly burnt body of young Lebanese girl with telltale signs of white phosphorous attack.

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The Gaza that has not sunk into the sea

The snipers lined themselves up on the hill and started to target the unarmed boys one by one. The scene looked like a hunting trip with automatic rifles, ending with the prey hitting the ground with bullets in their heads. Hundreds were injured in just a few hours, and about 20 lost their lives. None of the victims were armed, nor did they pose any danger to heavily-armed soldiers or the integrity of the border with Israel.

Soon after writing this, the IDF deleted its six-tweet thread.

The massacre was obviously premeditated; planned in advance by an Israeli leadership aiming to contain major peace — and peaceful — rallies, which the Palestinian refugees decided to organize throughout the weeks from 30 March onwards in order to ask for their legitimate rights.

The whole world witnessed what happened last Friday when tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip declared their adherence to their rights and ownership of their original homes and land in the parts of Palestine that the Israeli occupation usurped in 1948. In Gaza, the refugee population of over 2 million people forms the majority; they live in both overcrowded and isolated areas. The UN has already declared that by 2020 the Strip will be “unlivable”, owing to the scarcity of resources and the lack of access to potable water and basic services.

There is no need for the world to devise complex solutions for a besieged area where most of the people are refugees. The practical option is easily available by enabling them to return to their homes, land and resources, from which they were ethnically-cleansed by Israeli forces during one of the cruelest military operations that the twentieth century witnessed. Since then, the Israeli authorities have refused to comply with UN resolutions, including General Assembly Resolution 194 of 1948, and they more or less ignore international laws and conventions, as well as the human rights and access to justice that they provide.

The Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip refuse to waive their rights and do not appear to be likely to do so under any circumstances. This steadfastness has pushed Israel’s leaders to wish mass destruction upon the people of Gaza, who are increasing in number before their eyes and insist on restoring their rights and pursuing popular uprisings. Israel’s desire was given voice by former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who wished that he could wake up one morning and find the Gaza Strip sinking into the sea. Rabin was assassinated by an Israeli fanatic, and Gaza has remained steadfast year after year.

Rabin’s wish was never fulfilled, but the Israeli leadership has worked quietly to plunge Gaza into darkness by cutting off electricity supplies for most of the day, every day; preventing medical supplies from entering the enclave, and preventing patients from travelling abroad. Gaza has been overwhelmed by economic and social troubles caused by the Israeli-led siege. It is clear that the UN prophecy about the Gaza Strip is going to be achieved if it has not reached that stage already.

To the amazement of many, though, the Palestinian people have not yet raised the white flag, nor have they renounced their rights. Rather, they have sent a clear message of defiance and determination to the Israeli occupation authorities and the rest of the world with the Great March of Return.

Every single one of those who took part in the march had his or her own story. Mohammed Ayyash, for example, is a boy in a family which hails originally from Jaffa. He took part in the march while using his own invention to protect him from the tear gas that the Israelis dropped on the crowds from drones flying overhead.

He had a look of defiance as he sat quietly, apparently indifferent to the gas swirling around him. The mask on his face contained some green onion. He was inspired by the experience of his father who, when he was his son’s age during the First Intifada, which erupted 30 years ago, used onions to reduce the harmful effects of tear gas.

That is how Palestinians resort to simple solutions made from the land that they cling to so as not to surrender in the face of Israel’s power, which harnesses the world’s most up-to-date technology and equipment to strengthen its occupation, aggression and intimidation. Generations of Palestinians have inherited and in turn passed on their experiences in challenging the occupation, regardless of the huge sacrifices that they have made for freedom in successive uprisings and acts of resistance, up to and including the “Great March of Return”.

If any ministers from the Netanyahu government happened to see the image of “the boy using onions” on the Gaza border, they might have to acknowledge that history is not yet over in Palestine and that they will face more troubles with this new Palestinian generation prepared to challenge Israel’s current hegemony. Those arrogant ministers may recall Rabin’s wish to wake up to find that Gaza has sunk into the sea. It hasn’t; it won’t; they might.

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US 5th Column Ambassador to the UN Defends Zionist Murderers in Gaza

The 5th column Bitch at work for a foreign nation.

 

 Scrapped Security Council draft urges investigation into IDF response, reaffirms ‘right to peaceful protest’
The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said. [when one party is armed and shooting, and the other is not, can we call it a ‘clash’?]

“Council members called upon all sides to exercise restraint and prevent a further escalation,” the draft said. The proposed statement stressed the need to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians based on a two-state solution.” [ But.. such peace plan dead in the water and officially does not exist!]

The Hamas ‘terror group’, for its part, expressed “regret” over the Security Council’s failure to issue a resolution condemning Israel. [Hamas terrorist Hamas terrorist Hamas terrorist]

New Israeli offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip is inevitable

During the last 51-day offensive, Israeli forces killed more than 2,260 Gazan, wounded more than 11,000 others.

Mar 27 2018

During a meeting with the new graduates of Yonatan, a pre-army preparatory programme, Brigadier General Itay Virov said: “Each passing day gets us farther away from the previous campaign, but closer to the next one. It’s only a matter of time.”

He added: “We paid a heavy price in ‘Operation Protective Edge’. You don’t have to be a great military man or an erstwhile intelligence operative to know that these fields will know the treads of our tanks, that infantrymen will run to the fence here and that the houses in Gaza not yet rehabilitated from the last campaign will suffer our wrath in the next one.”

According to Ynet News, he continued: “We’re standing here, 800 meters from the border fences and Gaza’s immense tunnel enterprises, and we’re still here—that’s victory.”