Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Israel Bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of Them Children – Global Research

16-05-21 04:19:00,

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Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Michael E. Miller at WaPo report that Israeli air strikes on the densely populated urban areas of the Gaza Strip had by Thursday evening killed 109 Palestinians, among them 28 children, and had wounded 621 persons.

The Israeli Air Force deliberately destroyed some of Gaza’s taller buildings, alleging that the ruling Hamas party had offices in them. They gave advance warning so that families could leave their homes. But the huge bombs falling on a civilian city inevitably did damage also to nearby buildings and have left families homeless. Flying glass and debris injured noncombatants.

Claire Parker and Adam Taylor at WaPo report that Hamas and other militant groups in the Palestinian Gaza strip have fired a thousand rockets into Israel since Monday. Almost all landed uselessly in the desert or were intercepted by Israeli Iron Dome interceptors. Despite being unguided, some landed on buildings or parked cars, apparently more or less by accident, and they killed seven Israelis, including a teenage boy and a young girl. These are war crimes on the part of Hamas and the other groups in Gaza, since indiscriminate fire into civilian areas is strictly forbidden in international law.

It has to be underlined, however, that the thousand rockets did not damage a thousand buildings. More like a handful. Most Gaza rockets only travel 3 to 6 miles, and at that range they just stir up desert sand. Hamas has deployed a few longer range rockets, and hit Tel Aviv.

But the rockets are still primitive and there weren’t many longer distance ones.

This is psychological warfare. The organization is letting Israelis know that it can strike relatively distant targets. The barrage was provoked by the Israeli attack on worshipers in the al-Aqsa Mosque. Hamas styles itself and Islamic party and could not let this defilement of Muslim sacred space go unanswered.

The rockets killed Israeli noncombatants, which is terrorism.

But there is also a principle of proportionality in the law of war.

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“Gaza Will Burn”: Israel’s War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza – Global Research

14-05-21 02:13:00,

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Late Wednesday, cabinet members unanimously agreed to intensify IDF terror-bombing of Gaza — including strikes on civilian targets.

War minister Gantz said “Gaza will burn” — meaning an intent to commit greater crimes of war and against humanity than already.

He lied accusing Hamas of using civilians as human shields.

Israeli warplanes continue terror-bombing civilian neighborhoods as it’s done before during preemptive wars on the Strip.

Residential and government buildings, schools, medical facilities, at least one mosque, agricultural lands, farmers in their fields, children in harm’s way, and Strip infrastructure was struck to make conditions for Gazans more untenable than already.

Mass slaughter and destruction keeps increasing by the hour.

Cold-blooded murder of Arabs is longstanding Israeli policy.

According to Defense for Children International – Palestine on Wednesday:

“Israeli forces continue to exhibit…complete disregard for international law, deploying explosive weapons and attacking densely-populated civilian areas in Gaza,” adding:

“As Palestinian children and families seek shelter from Israeli attacks, there is no safe space in the Gaza Strip.” 

“Palestinian children in Gaza increasingly bear the brunt of Israel’s repeated military offensives and a human-made humanitarian crisis as a result of Israel’s closure policy toward the Gaza Strip.”

Deputy mayor of Lod, Ami Kaufman, said “hundreds of armed settlers from the West Bank are on their way to the city.”

“I suggest to every Arab resident not to leave their homes.”

“This has potential to be a bloodbath.”

Palestinian students in Israeli universities are being attacked, including in their dorms.

The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights condemned “intentional and disproportionate targeting of civilians and civilian properties” by Israeli terror-bombing and cross-border shelling,” adding:

The organization sharply criticized  “inaction of the international community, as Gaza is pushed into perpetually worse security and humanitarian conditions.” 

On Thursday, Al Jazeera reported that “residents and shop owners in Gaza City walked among the rubble and what is left of their homes and businesses following the heavy Israeli bombardment,” adding:

Shop owner Zakria Al-Halees  struggled for words to explain damage affecting “the whole area.”

Images show widespread debris from days of ruthless IDF terror-bombing,

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The Israel Narrative Is Crumbling Because Of Phone Cameras And The Internet

11-05-21 01:28:00,

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“Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes,” reads a new report from AP.

Nine children, killed with the help of United States funding to the tune of $3.8 billion a year.

Remember kids, the US loves Muslims and just wants to protect their human rights.

The Monday night airstrikes were in response to rocket attacks by Gaza resistance groups which had reportedly injured six Israelis, and those rocket attacks were in turn were a response to a deluge of Israeli police brutality footage in Jerusalem in preceding days. Electronic Intifada reports:

This came at the end of a day of violence that began in occupied East Jerusalem, where Israeli forces assaulted worshippers at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, injuring hundreds.

Scenes of brutality in Jerusalem generated outrage and solidarity among Palestinians and around the world.

The military wing of the Palestinian resistance organization Hamas issued an ultimatum giving Israel an hour – until 6 pm local time – to withdraw its forces from al-Aqsa and the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and free detainees.

When the deadline passed, resistance groups in Gaza fired volleys of rockets towards Jerusalem for the first time since the summer 2014 war, prompting celebrations from some Palestinians.

This is a Twitter bot that tracks changes and edits to stories in the New York Times. Take a look at this and tell me there isn’t systemic anti-Palestinian bias in media.

— Jennine | Save Sheikh Jarrah From Evictions (@jennineak) May 11, 2021

The mass media are working furiously to spin this in a way that rivals my satire piece from the other day. The New York Times has been cartoonishly re-writing its own reporting in a desperate attempt to make Israel look like an innocent victim of unprovoked attacks instead of the obvious aggressor against people protesting a brutal apartheid regime backed by an entire empire. The New York Post falsely reported that the deaths on Monday were caused by “Airstrikes from Hamas militants” (when did Hamas get an air force?) when sharing an article which falsely implied that those fatalities were inflicted by both sides.

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Israël: nu vier keer per jaar vaccinaties – anders geen vaccinatiebewijs – Frontnieuws

12-04-21 07:14:00,

De Israëlische premier Benjamin Netanyahu heeft nu aangekondigd wat “samenzweringstheoretici” al geruime tijd verkondigen: namelijk dat de inenting van de bevolking – Israël en Chili zijn pioniers op dit gebied – na de eerste inentingen voortdurend zal worden herhaald, of beter gezegd moet worden herhaald.

Netanyahu letterlijk over het worstcasescenario:

“De 9 miljoen Israëli’s zullen elke zes maanden met dubbele doses moeten worden ingeënt”.

“We have to vaccinate 9 million citizens of #Israel, every 6 months, two doses”

– When you have a contract with #Pfizer that puts your own nation’s national security at risk if vaccination targets are not met.

— Freedom Israel 🙂 (@FreedomIsrael_) April 1, 2021

Concreet betekent dit dat de mensen in Israël 4 (!) keer per jaar zullen worden ingeënt met het vaccin van Pfizer dat daar wordt gebruikt, aangezien per inentingssessie twee vaccinaties moeten worden gegeven. Dus gemiddeld om de 3 (!) maanden. En natuurlijk geldt dit ook voor mensen die vanwege hun leeftijd geen bijzonder risico lopen. Zeker tot vreugde van de farmaceutische industrie, bericht Unser Mitteleuropa.

Voor de burger betekent dit dat het vaccinatiepaspoort slechts 180 dagen geldig zal zijn en dat wie niet deelneemt een tweederangs burger zal zijn – zelfs op het strand (zie foto hierboven) en onderworpen aan enorme beperkingen.


Pfizer vaccin in Israël: deskundigen spreken van “een nieuwe Holocaust”

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Israel tells International Criminal Court it doesn’t have authority to investigate crimes in Palestinian territories

09-04-21 08:34:00,

Tel Aviv has formally responded to the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s plans to investigate possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories, claiming the tribunal does not have jurisdiction over Israel.

“Israel has decided to respond to the notice sent by the ICC and make clear it is acting without having the jurisdiction to do so,” the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a statement carried by Israeli media on Thursday.

“Moreover, it should be noted that Israel is a law-abiding country that is capable of carrying out its own investigation.”

Israel had been given until April 9 to respond to an ICC notification letter sent on March 9 and was required to say whether it would launch its own investigation into potential war crimes in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

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The Jewish state is not party to the Rome Statute that created the Hague-based court, which investigates serious crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity.

The Palestinians have said they will cooperate with the ICC and have sent a formal response to the court on the issue.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said last month the court would investigate alleged war crimes going back to 2014, when violent conflict erupted between the Israeli military and Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza.

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Bensouda’s comments came after the ICC determined that it does have jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which the international community consider to be Israeli-occupied.

A report by the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict suggested that both Palestinian and Israeli armed groups had committed war crimes during the 51-day conflict in 2014.

The conflict, which included rocket and shell attacks, killed 2,251 people on the Palestinian side, 1,462 of whom were civilians, while 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed on the Israeli side, the report said.

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