Israel Moves to Make its Biggest Land Grab in 30 Years, in Palestine’s West Bank. A general view of constructions in the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim and Kedar in the West Bank.
The practice, against international law, continues today. Photograph by Mahmoud illean. What Does Hamas Really Want? Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy on Ending the Crippling Blockade of Gaza. This is a rush transcript.
Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! , democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Aaron Maté. Global Voices · Indefinite Ceasefire in War-Battered #Gaza. Relatives mourn at a hospital following an Israeli air strike that killed three members of al-Shair family, in Khan Yunis in the southern of Gaza strip on July 20, 2014.
At least 815 Palestinians have been killed and more than 5,240 injured since Israel launched a massive offensive against the coastal strip on July 8. Seventy-five percent of the Palestinians killed are civilians, which has raised questions about the tactics and targets being used in Israeli strikes. Israel says the assault is targeting Hamas, a group that has ruled the territory since 2007, for firing hundreds of missiles across the border into Israel. As Bombs Go Silent, Testimonies Mount That Israeli Soldiers Used Gazans as Human Shields. Abdul Rahman tells journalist Max Blumenthal that Israeli troops forced the Wahadans to stay home before bombing their house.
(Photo tweeted by Max Blumenthal from his Twitter account on Aug. 27) One of Israel's most repeated official claim during the latest war in Gaza was that Hamas was using Palestinian civilians as human shields. Now, several independent journalists, human rights organizations and the United Nations are accusing Israel of using Palestinian civilians as human shields. Alle artikels. Palestine-Israel Map 1947-Present.
“SPIEGEL DATABASE” OF WEST BANK SETTLEMENTS AND OUTPOSTS:View Excerpts: “SPIEGEL DATABASE” OF WEST BANK SETTLEMENTS AND OUTPOSTS in a larger map Also see this iPhone App to track Jewish settlements.
A map of the region according to the 1967 borders: Wij, vrienden van Israël. Kan Beijing het Gaza-conflict ontmijnen? Interview Husam Zomlot on Dutch... - Franklin Marantika. UN: Israeli forces tortured Palestinian children, used them as human shields Israel News. NDTV Reporter Provides Backstory On Hamas Rocket Report by Aussie Dave. Middle East - Exclusive: Hamas rocket launch pad revealed near Gaza homes. Wie Israël bekritiseert, is geen Jodenhater. Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza - Debunked. Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied.
Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more. Israel has killed upwards of 1500 Palestinians in the past three weeks. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Gaza, Palestina, Hamas: Quo Vadis? (deel II) Gaza, Palestina, Hamas: Quo Vadis? (deel I) Voor het begrijpen van een conflict tussen twee partijen is het nodig de beweegredenen en achtergrond van beide partijen te kennen.
Hamas is immers niet enkel de fundamentalistische antisemitische organisatie waarvoor ze in het Westen al te makkelijk wordt weggezet. Met Hamas valt te praten, maar dan moet je wel proberen te begrijpen wat de organisatie drijft. Gaza/Israël: de diplomatieke oorlog achter de oorverdovende stilte. Steeds meer mensen ervaren een kloof tussen de oorverdovende stilte van westerse leiders en de gruwel die van onze televisie -en computerschermen spat.
Op drie weken vielen al 999 Palestijnse doden, waarvan 760 burgers. Zeker 226 kinderen en 117 vrouwen werden gedood, 6233 mensen raakten gewond. Geweld in Gaza: destructief en contraproductief, maar wel doelgericht én strategisch. ‘Na een nacht van onophoudelijke bombardementen wordt Gaza wakker met meer nieuws over dood en vernieling.
Israël en Palestina: Cascade van de dood. Palestijnse jongens doodgeschoten.
'Human Shield' Propaganda Used to Justify State-Sponsored Massacres for Decades. It’s been three weeks since Israel launched its bombing campaign and subsequent invasion of the Gaza strip. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, over 1,500 Palestinians have been killed and over 6,500 have been wounded in what has become one of the bloodiest offensives ever launched in the region. The overwhelming majority of casualties are civilians. On the contrary, 3 Israeli civilians have died due to Hamas launched rockets and 56 IDF soldiers have lost their lives. Over the last 4 days Israel has bombed more than 70 sites, including Gaza’s power plant, the only provider of electricity to the territory’s 1.8 million citizens. Extreemrechtse Israëli's zingen: "Morgen geen school, er zijn geen kinderen meer in Gaza"
Israël - Gaza : l'offensive se durcit, le bilan s'alourdit (Partie 2) - #DébatF24. 'Europa moet schadeloosstelling eisen van Israël': hoe 8 Vlaamse partijen naar de oorlog in Gaza kijken. Uitpers - De EU, Oekraïne en Palestina. Twee crisissen, Oekraïne en Palestina, het is uiterst boeiend en leerrijk om te zien hoe de Europese Unie daar mee omgaat. Bizar zicht: strandgangers Tel Aviv maken zich niet te druk over raketten uit Gaza.
Hoe in Israël alles begint en eindigt bij het leger. Met een stralende glimlach toont Karl Walter ons de skyline van Tel Aviv. Hamas Didn’t Kidnap the Israeli Teens After All. 'Israëlisch leger verdient Nobelprijs voor de Vrede' Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity - Comment. And there’s something very odd, isn’t there, about our reactions to these two outrageous death tolls. In Gaza, we plead for a ceasefire but let them bury their dead in the sweltering slums of Gaza and cannot even open a humanitarian route for the wounded. For the passengers on MH17, we demand – immediately – proper burial and care for the relatives of the dead. We curse those who left bodies lying in the fields of eastern Ukraine – as many bodies have been lying, for a shorter time, perhaps, but under an equally oven-like sky, in Gaza.
Because – and this has been creeping up on me for years – we don’t care so much about the Palestinians, do we? We care neither about Israeli culpability, which is far greater because of the larger number of civilians the Israeli army have killed. We would call it – rightly – a slaughter, an atrocity, a crime for which the killers must be made accountable. Aardgas in Gaza motief voor Israëlische inval? Kerry betrapt op ergernis over offensief Israël (video) – Israeli Lawmaker Outlines Final Solution For Gaza: ‘Elimination’ Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, and an elected lawmaker representing the Likud Party of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has used an Op Ed in the Israel National News to call for the ‘elimination’ of Gaza as a final solution to the ‘Palestinian Problem’. Before we address Feiglin’s words, it is important to understand them in the context of Israel’s deeds when it comes to Palestine in general, and Gaza in particular: There are more than 5 million Palestinian refugees living in UNWRA camps having been displaced from their lands by IsraelThe UN has made 69 resolutions against Israel, declared its settlement program ‘deplorable’ and illegal and that its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank violates International LawBefore and since Israel ‘withdrew’ from Gaza in 2009, it has imprisoned Gaza’s 1.8m inhabitants behind an apartheid wall, and blockaded the strip of land by air and sea too.
The MK breaks his argument down into parts: We are witnessing a genocide. Israel using flechette shells in Gaza. An image provided by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights of darts from a flechette shell it says the Israeli military fired in Gaza last week. The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza. Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, on 17 July, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. Nahla Khalil Najjar, 37, suffered injuries to her chest, it said.
PCHR provided a picture of flechettes taken by a fieldworker last week. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) did not deny using the shells in the conflict. B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, describes a flechette shell as "an anti-personnel weapon that is generally fired from a tank. The munitions are not prohibited under international humanitarian law, but according to B'Tselem, "other rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal. شاهد انهيار وبكاء مراسل الجزيرة وائل الدحدوح بعد مجزة حى الشجاعية بغزة. Gaza: Israel's $4 billion gas grab. If Palestinians develop their own gas resources, the resulting economic transformation could in turn fundamentally increase Palestinian clout. Israel's defence minister is on record confirming that military plans to uproot Hamas' are about securing control of Gaza's gas reserves The conquest of Gaza is accelerating.
Israel has now launched its ground invasion, bringing the Palestinian death toll to 260, 80% of whom are civilians. A further 1,500 have been wounded and 1,300 Palestinian homes destroyed. Israel's goal, purportedly, is to "restore quiet" by ending Hamas rocket attacks on Israel. Last Tuesday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya'alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas.
The operation "won't end in just a few days", he said, adding that "we are preparing to expand the operation by all means standing at our disposal so as to continue striking Hamas. " Dr. Benjamin Netanyahu Stops Pretending To Support A Sovereign Palestinian State. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank, he told reporters last week in remarks that largely have been overlooked.
“There cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan," he said July 11 at a press conference. But if Israel doesn't relinquish security control, Palestinians cannot establish a state. The alternative, then, would be a single state in which Palestinians are residents but not full citizens.
"That sentence, quite simply, spells the end to the notion of Netanyahu consenting to the establishment of a Palestinian state,” summed up Times of Israel editor David Horovitz, whom Ha'aretz described as a Netanyahu supporter. “If we were to pull out of Judea and Samaria, like they tell us to, there’d be a possibility of thousands of tunnels," Netanyahu explained. The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told. On July 7, 2014 Israel began a massive assault on the Gaza strip of Palestine. In the first week alone Israel dropped over 400 tons of bombs, killing over 130 Palestinians. Most were civilians, about half of them were women and children. By the time you are watching the the number will be higher. CNN-reporter die Israëli's 'uitschot' noemde, is overgeplaatst. What a 'period of calm' looks like in the Occupied Territories. Israeli finance minister expresses boycott fears. Ophef om CNN-journaliste die Israëli's 'uitschot' noemt.
Juan Cole prints a map and the blogosphere erupts. NBC News Pulls Veteran Reporter from Gaza After Witnessing Israeli Attack on Children. These are the images from Gaza that are too graphic for many US news outlets to publish (DAY 10 UPDATE) How US and Blair plotted ‘ceasefire’ scam. Understand the Israeli - Palestinian Apartheid In 11 Images » ThrivalRoom.
Vranckx, Sartre en koloniale situatie Palestina. The Best of Norman Finkelstein. Israel's real purpose in Gaza operation? To kill Arabs - OpinionIsrael News - Haaretz Israeli News source.