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We support the resistance of the Palestinian people whether armed, diplomatic, cultural, or economic. It’s a resistance against occupation, oppression, genocides, terrorism, murder, wars, sieges, sanctions, imprisonment, homes demolition, tyranny, and ethnic cleansing. It’s a resistance towards the noble goals represented by freedom , human rights, justice, dignity, honor, equality and sovereignty. Palestine was raped in 1948 by Zionists who had no right in that land. Neither Britain Nor the UN had the right or power to grant a land of an existing nation to Zionist outsiders. Palestine belongs to its indigenous people whether Muslims, Christians or Jews who lived there in harmony and peace for centuries until the illegal immigration of Zionists started after world war 1. The illegal Zionist regime is a cancer implanted in the heart of the Middle East. Palestine shall be free one day and Palestinians shall have their rights fully restored. Only then justice can prevail.

An aside: How much longer does this go on. It seems as if the Palistinian situation only get worse as the years go by. Jump to 2019 with a US President that sides with Israel and with Netanyahu’s main rival conceding defeat in Israeli election, clearing the path for the expansionist prime minister to secure a fifth term. This is the man whose campaign promises is to annex settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A dark day indeed for Palestine. We had friends over last night to watch the Isreali elecetion results come in. It was with dispair as we watched the ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties, which Netanyahu has long courted, gain a larger proportion of seats in the next Knesset. In fact the two ultra-Orthodox parties won a total of 16 seats, up from 13 in the last elections, giving them greater negotiating power. “The fact that Bibi won, I think we’ll see some pretty good action in terms of peace,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Really! I was so upset this morning I knocked over a cafe of coffee onto my favorite oriental rug. I will now have to do a seach for a neighborhood carpet cleaning Manhattan company to see if they can remove the coffee stain.....LATER: I think the only good thing that happened today is I did successfully find a local carpet cleaning company that actually specilaizes in cleaning and repairing oriental rugs. They picked up the rug this afternoon with assurances that they could remove the stain. Although the rug fiasco took my attention off the Isreali elections for a bit, here I sit this evening once again discouraged from the headline's on Juan Cole's blog: Netanyahu’s Reelection Further Dooms Millions of Palestinians to Decades of Statelessness, Denial of Basic Rights. He got that right. The world is spinning more and more out of control as right wing extremists take over and islamophobia flourishes.



 

BREAKING NEWS


 

IOF KILLS 52-YEAR-OLD ABU MARIA, INJUES HIS SONS

July 23, 2015 By FalastinNews Staff

A Palestinian man was shot dead and his two sons were left wounded by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in a Thursday raid on al-Khalil’s northern town of Beit Ummar.

Spokesperson for the local anti-settlement committee, Mohamed Ayad Awad, said a flock of over seven Israeli army jeeps rolled into Beit Ummar moments before armed soldiers and undercover units broke into Palestinian civilian homes and spread terror among the natives.

The invading IOF troops attacked the 52-year-old Zamel Abu Maria with random spates of live ammunition after they chased down his 22-year-old son Mohamed, himself wounded in his leg.

Awad said the Israeli soldiers seized the ambulance that rushed to the scene to rescue Abu Maria, shot with three live bullets in his chest. As a result, Abu Maria succumbed to his serious wounds and died shortly afterwards.

The Israeli occupation officers also showered the vicinity of Abu Maria’s family home with tear gas grenades, resulting in a number of suffocation cases.

Abu Maria’s 25-year-old son, Ahmad, was also rushed to a local hospital after shrapnel of live rounds hit his chest.

The raid culminated in the abduction of ex-prisoner Hamad Ahmad Abu Maria, 23.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society dubbed Israel’s murder of the Palestinian elderly citizen Falah Abu Maria at his own home at dawn Thursday a war crime and a barefaced violation of international laws.

According to a statement by the Prisoner Society, Abu Maria was shot with three live bullets in his chest and succumbed to his wounds after the ambulance failed to rush him to the hospital due to deliberate obstruction by Israeli officers.

The group’s head Fares Qaddoura said a legal committee would record affidavits and document the crime in an attempt to bring Israeli murderers before the International Criminal Court.

The Prisoner Society called for suing the Israeli occupation for the field executions to which at least 300 Palestinian civilians have been subjected over the past few years.

 


INJURIES AMONG MUSLIM WORSHIPERS AS ISRAELI TROOPS STORM AL-AQSA

July 26, 2015 By FalastinNews Staff

A number of peaceful Muslim worshipers on early Sunday morning sustained wounds after Israeli army troops attacked them with randomly-shot spates of tear gas canisters and stun grenades at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.

Violent confrontations flared up since the early morning hours after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) broke into Muslims’ al-Aqsa Mosque and aggressively attacked the peaceful congregation and sit-inners.

Since predawn time the IOF has reportedly cracked down on the Muslim worshipers, denying men below the age of 50 and women of all age categories the right to enter the Mosque.

Meanwhile, the IOF provided a security shield for a horde of some 30 fanatic settlers who broke into the holy site on the occasion of the so-called destruction of the temple.

The Israeli occupation officers forced the al-Aqsa supervision staff out of the Qibli Mosque and sealed off its gates with iron chains.

Members of the Endowment personnel and children have also been barred from entering the Mosque.

Earlier, some few hours ago, Israel’s former settlement minister Uri Ariel, escorted by Israeli vandals and cops, broke into the holy shrine.

On-the-spot observers documented instances of physical assaults by the Israeli officers on the Muslim women who have been maintaining vigil at the Mosque.

“I was heavily beaten by a flock of Israeli policemen as I attempted to cover the break-ins,” journalist Liwa Abu Rmila told the Anadolu News Agency.

Abu Rmila warned of an underway abduction campaign launched by the IOF against the Muslim sit-inners, some among whom have just been kidnapped and others wounded.

The IOF further sealed off the main entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City with iron roadblocks and propped up military deployment at al-Amoud, al-Sahira, and Al-Asbat Gates in an attempt to provide protection for a group of Israeli pro-Judaization marchers.

National and Islamic committees across the occupied Palestinian territories called for stepping up presence at the Mosque at a time when Israel’s alleged temple mount organizations launched calls for more desecration break-ins to mark the so-called destruction of the temple ceremony.

 


EATING THE PALESTINIAN MARTYRS

July 20, 2015 By FalastinNews Staff

It is heartbreaking to see the kids of a political prisoners almost starving or living a dismay life. It is killing to see the mother of a martyr peddling or begging in the street. This mustn’t be allowed, this is the struggle to die for !!

During the first Intifada I remember we had a very harsh time funding our struggle and we had to look for creative ways for funding. “The revolution that cant fund itself doesn’t deserve to live,” said one of the leaders, and we had to wage a campaign of collecting fund. It was face to face fundraising, no banks, no checks, no virtual funding campaigns, no internet boosting p; but just face2face, and always cash money.

I  remember I traveled to different places seeking flourishing business sites and factories, and luxurious families. In a few days I could collect a good sum and went to hand it to the “financial officer” of the Intifada, he was a close friend too. When I handed him the sum he counted it smiling then counted part of it and gave it back to me:

-“What’s that?” I inquired thinking he would tell me to go to some Martyr’s mother or a prisoner’s family and give them. (at that time we did it anonymously and mostly at night to avoid being known and reported)
-“It is for you, it is your right.” He explained.
-“I am not in need, Thanks God.” I replied.
-“But it’s your right, you collected them. Everyone deserves one-sixth of what he collects.”
-“What!” I almost shouted thunderstruck. “What! Are you crazy?.” And I felt angry and sad as if eating the flesh of our martyrs.

That incident left a deep impression on me that even now I feel sad and angry remembering it. We collected money for the families of the martyrs and the prisoners but not for ourselves, nor for the one-sixth that “we deserved.”

Successful business:

The name of Palestine has been a successful business for lots of local inpiduals, scammer and also NGOs, but it is specially successful for the international inpiduals and NGOs (including pro”Israeli” jewish organizations) who are specialized in fundraising in the name of Palatine; Fundraising campaign are waged, paid boosting programs are launched, Paypal, Western Union, donation icons, fundraising specialists, calculations are made, accountants and accounting companies are recruited, site-hosting, clicks and “likes” counting, .. and ALL is paid from the blood of Palestine.

Everything from the above mentioned is a paid job, when you host a site you pay, when you boost your NGO or FB group you pay, when you recruit an accountant you pay, when you hire a fundraiser you pay, when you start a petition you pay .. and where is all that from? It is from the blood of Palestine and in the name of palatine while the people of Palestine are starving and besieged. (one FB group run by a jew has reached 15,000 likes in a few months.. where is that from? It is from paid boosting using the blood of Palestine and the Palestinian martyrs)

In addition to the above expenses which might reach 20% of the total fundraising (which is used for further boosting), there is the group (or NGO) workers share which can be 25-50 of the total sum. There is also the huge sums paid to the fundraising specialists who get really fat quickly using their skills of “begging” in the name of Palestine to get inflated bank accounts, in addition to the paid travels, vacations and personal “stationary” .. they are all eating the flesh of the martyrs.

Using the collected capital, some Palestinian activists are bought, others are pushed aside and some others are silenced if not even literally assassinated to let them continue collecting money in the name of Palestine.

Let’s give you an example of how the piss process of “Oslo” has been used to generate billions of US dollars from the “benevolent” donors where these sums were used to further enslave the Palestinians and deepen the Zionist occupation of the West Bank and tightening the siege on Gaza.

Another example of a “writing program” for the kids of Gaza where huge sums of donations are run to generate more money paid for their jewish and Zionist specialists for further deception and brainwashing the Palestinian kids of the “culture of peace’. This program is run by a famous European institution which its main aim is to legitimize the Zionist occupation among the Arab countries under the umbrella of “peace and cooperation”

In Palestine, when you ask a kid what you want to be when you get older he will mostly reply you that he would like to be a “doctor or an engineer” both of jobs that are highly respected and generate money and high social position. If somebody ask my kids what you want to be when you get older, I will teach them to reply: I would love to be a fundraising specialist. That this job generate more money than being a doctor or an engineer, you will fast and easily get FAT and among the elevated social class where you can draw politics using the money collected in the name of Palestine and its numbers, sorry I mean its martyrs !!


Palestinian teen executed during arrest, injure 14 after his funeral

July 26, 2015 By FalastinNews Staff

Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Latifa was “executed” during an arrest raid in the Qalandiya refugee camp on Monday, his family said, refuting claims that he fell from a rooftop while being chased by Israeli forces. The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot and killed him at dawn Monday after brutally storming Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah, medicsp;

A number of peaceful Muslim worshipers on early Sunday morning sustained wounds after Israeli army troops attacked them with randomly-shot spates of tear gas canisters and stun grenades at the holy al-Aqsa Mosque.

Violent confrontations flared up since the early morning hours after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) broke into Muslims’ al-Aqsa Mosque and aggressively attacked the peaceful congregation and sit-inners.

Since predawn time the IOF has reportedly cracked down on the Muslim worshipers, denying men below the age of 50 and women of all age categories the right to enter the Mosque.

Meanwhile, the IOF provided a security shield for a horde of some 30 fanatic settlers who broke into the holy site on the occasion of the so-called destruction of the temple.

The Israeli occupation officers forced the al-Aqsa supervision staff out of the Qibli Mosque and sealed off its gates with iron chains.

Members of the Endowment personnel and children have also been barred from entering the Mosque.

Earlier, some few hours ago, Israel’s former settlement minister Uri Ariel, escorted by Israeli vandals and cops, broke into the holy shrine.

On-the-spot observers documented instances of physical assaults by the Israeli officers on the Muslim women who have been maintaining vigil at the Mosque.

“I was heavily beaten by a flock of Israeli policemen as I attempted to cover the break-ins,” journalist Liwa Abu Rmila told the Anadolu News Agency.

Abu Rmila warned of an underway abduction campaign launched by the IOF against the Muslim sit-inners, some among whom have just been kidnapped and others wounded.

The IOF further sealed off the main entrances to Jerusalem’s Old City with iron roadblocks and propped up military deployment at al-Amoud, al-Sahira, and Al-Asbat Gates in an attempt to provide protection for a group of Israeli pro-Judaization marchers.

National and Islamic committees across the occupied Palestinian territories called for stepping up presence at the Mosque at a time when Israel’s alleged temple mount organizations launched calls for more desecration break-ins to mark the so-called destruction of the temple ceremony.

 


Globalizing Homosexuality !!

July 3, 2015 By FalastinNews Staff

“I support the homosexuals’ right for their own bodies!” I concluded trying to finish the discussion, but I realized that you can never control a conversation when you are willing to listen, as he retaliated:

“Oh, really! Then go open your buttocks and let everybody f—k you!” he said in an offensive way and added “these people are worse than animals, they are beasts. What is the difference between the beasts and humans?” He asked waiting for my answer.

Knowing what he was thinking about I replied: “It is the mind, or “la reason”, if to say it the French way.”

“Exactly! It is not only that, but it is the morals, and these people are immoralp; they are like the animals who think only of their stomachs and what is between their legs p; following their beasty instinct.” !!

This kind of conversation happened with me repeatedly with my friends, coworkers and relatives, and it could happen in any Arab and Muslim street p; I took it to the extreme, but this is the reality, and to tell you the truth, they are perfectly right if to take their words within the Arab and Muslim cultural context.

As a western reader you have the right to think whatever you like but you cant force your way of thinking on the Arab culture, you will be intrusive and offensive then.

We can put is in a story style: once, a wolf came to a black goat and told her: “You know what, little goat? Let me paint your kids like my brownish kids and let them play together! p;orp; A western man came to an Arab and told him: “You know what? Your kids won’t be “civilized” until I paint their asses with the homosexual rainbow and let them be “beautifully modernized” like us !!”

The Arabs and Muslims (generally speaking) might understand being a western homosexual as long as you are doing it away in your home and society but not to come and “spread the brothel culture” among us the “moral Muslims.”, if to speak the common language here.

These People are Beasts !!

No doubt that the Western society (and specially the American) has been inpidualized (“beastalized”) and accordingly demoralized in the sense that nobody cares what you believe in or do as long as you are not violating his own freedom. It has been demoralized in the sense that there is no common morals (other than inpidual freedom) that bound inpiduals and communities together. Demoralizing a society can be destructive if not replaced by being “legalized” , the burden that was taken by the government and the police that put legal (instead of moral) boundaries for the inpidual behavior. The legal governmental structure within its institutions has become the harmonizing frame for the social behavior but not the moral system. It is inpidually structured that the Western citizen has to struggle by himself and within himself, either to succeed or to become homeless alone in the street.

On the other hand, the Arab and Muslim society is a family structured one, and the government has very little to do (specially in the moral frame) with the inpiduals. The legal and social problems are mostly solved (the Arab way) within the family, neighborhood and the local community. The family bound and relation is so strong that has an influential dominance on the inpidual’s social, economic and moral behavior. The Arab and Muslim inpidual is “communized” or “familized” that you rarely find a homeless unless s/he was demoralized and kicked out of the family nest.

Though I consider myself to be very open minded and understand the internal social and moral mechanism of the western society, I definitely prefer to live in my natural protective social habitat rather than struggling alone. Sometimes I think that I wouldn’t care if I die and leave my family and kids behind knowing that my extended family would provide the needed care for my kids, both emotional and substantial. This doesn’t happen in the western societies; instead, the government provides a dry emotionless habitat for the orphan kids and kicks them out when they become 18+ both in the sexual and social connotation to struggle alone with drugs, alcohol and crime.

Religion and Family:

What the western people don’t know (the western governments know) is that the strongest point in our Arab society is both the familial and religious bounds. In most of the cases the family (parents and extended family) provide the financial help for the kids and pay for education, building a house and even getting married, and even after that s/he is not kicked out but provided the emotional and even financial support. Religion, is the harmonizing “father” of the socio-economic and moral structure of the Muslim communities. Breaking any of these two components – family and religion- will eventually lead to the devastation of the Arab societies, and this is precisely why the Western governments endeavor to break one or both of them through strongly funded NGOs that work on inpidualizing the Arab and Muslim communities and fragment them into pieces in the name of “personal freedom”,  “feminism”,  the “children rights”, the “women rights” and (yet to be) the “homosexual rights”!

Inpidualizing the Arab and Muslim society is not at all an innocent work, but a well-planned and financed work done by the Western NGOs in full cooperation from the local corrupt governments to fragment and devastate the Arab-Muslim countries to keep its economic enslavement of the Arabs while plundering their resources.

Within this context one can understands the Arab-Muslim stance in opposing introducing and forcing in homosexuality on our societies, but also the western MODEL of morals of “women rights” and the “children rights” which are not more than a mean of forcing the western culture on us.

The western government never ever cared about the Arab-Muslim “human rights” but only a cultural mean to agitate and pide the Arab societies and break their strong religious and familial frame into pieces. If the western governments care about the Arab lives they wouldn’t have invaded and devastated Iraq and Syria for the oil based on fabricated lies of WMD and the Iraqi ties to Alqaeda. The Western government never cared but about backing the Zionist occupation with capital and weapons to keep it dominating the Arab-Muslim world to keep enslaving the Arabs as an underdeveloped market for their products and to keep plundering their natural resources

“Homosexual rights”? Are you foolish? It is just a mean for further and farther cultural enslavement of the Arabs. I personally fully support the homosexual movement to do whatever they want within their societies and communities, but first, it is YOU who got to wake up and think globally but not from within the lesbians’ breasts and the gays’ buttocks !

Homosexuality? Every society has its own homosexual inpiduals and they should be taken care of and socially cured but not to be left for their “sickness” to devastate them.

I can give you tens of local stories of how the homosexuals are treated and protected and taken care of to be normal people.

Homosexuality, just like drugs and alcohol, is an addiction but not genetics as some try to convince us. As one can be socially and psychologically cured from his drug addiction, homosexuals can be treated the same way.

Global morality:

The western syndrome is that they think that they are the most civilized people and their social morals should be globalized for the “under-civilized” others. They undermine and belittle the other cultures even like the Arab-Muslim one that taught them to come back to civilization in the medieval ages, this is the racist way of thinking that is not acceptable , not only for Arabs but also for any culture that respects its roots.

As the economic glottalization was an imperial mean to dominate the world’s economy and plunder the “third-world” resources (both natural and human resources), moral globalization is also a mean for cultural and moral dominance.


A message to Obama from a Palestinian teenager

APRIL 12, 2015 By FalastinNews Staff

 Dear President Obama,

I am 14 and live in the Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem. Almost four years ago my family and I were evicted from part of our home by Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli court decisions. The process has made life almost unbearable for me and tens of thousands of Palestinians. Settlers are working towards Jewish control of all of East Jerusalem, at times using violence against Palestinians.

This was once a beautiful neighbourhood. Everybody was so close, and before part of my house was evicted, I was never afraid of going to sleep. We used to have no worries. Now it doesn’t feel like a Palestinian neighbourhood any more. All the signs are in Hebrew, and the music too.

The people who’ve been evicted have lost financially and emotionally. My father has stopped going to work for almost a year, because it was so crowded and dangerous and every day there was tension and violence, so he couldn’t just leave us alone in the house with the settlers. The little kids wet their beds. My sister couldn’t sleep. The settlers have a dog in our house and every time it went past, she wet herself.

This thing that happened tore us apart. We were one big family, and now everyone lives in a different city. We are extremely uncomfortable and uncertain about what is going to happen here. Children my age and much younger are regularly arrested, interrogated and beaten by Israeli police, and violently attacked by settlers. For most of my life I have felt unsafe and threatened in my own neighbourhood and even in my own home.

Mr President, you have the power to change that. The most simple thing you could do is see our situation for yourself and speak out about it, to see the reality and talk about what you see. It’s not like you don’t know what’s happening here. I’m sure you know everything.

On this trip I hope that you will speak out against the Israeli government’s role in supporting the settlers and pressure the Israeli government to change its policies. US military aid to Israel is used directly against unarmed Palestinian demonstrators. I hope in the future you will stop giving military aid to support Israel’s illegal occupation of my people.

I also hope that in the future justice will return to the people. I hope the world will begin to speak out against the oppression we face in my neighbourhood and [the oppression] against all Palestinians. That you and others will not remain silent while our homes are taken, children are arrested and injured, and our future threatened.

Mr President, we want our houses back. And our pre-1948 land. It’s not fair what’s happening here, and most of the world doesn’t realise it. So if I had one wish I would get everyone’s rights back. From a little ball they stole from a boy in the street to a big farm they stole from a grandfather.

Comments

Robert martin April 12, 2015 at 10:53 pm
He's an amazing young man. truly an inspiration.
 
Abdallah Abdallah April 12, 2015 at 11:55 pm
I hope this letter would have an effect on the President and House of Representatives and have a positive action of relief.
 
Ishmael Moby April 13, 2015 at 12:26 am
Obama can never be the instrument of your peoples' salvation, young man.
It is neither in his interests, nor within his scripted agenda to acknowledge you or your family as human, but rather as a political watermark, towards a much larger agenda, which he is but a mere pawn in himself.
You are right to feel as you do, and to be concerned as you are. Yet only other humans are capable of resonating with your plight;
Unfortunately, there are no humans in power, only daemons cloaked in the flesh of men.

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2014

EDUCATION, PALESTINE, U.S, WORLD

FROM EBOLA TO 911 TO HOW WE TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY LISTEN NOW!

October 27, 2014 By Nicky Nelson

From Ebola to 911 to How We Take Back our Country LISTEN NOW! Big Talk Radio Show w/ Jim Condit & Nicky Nelson. You can join us again next Sunday! We have 1 more week to take advantage of the reasonable access laws! Join us LIVE next Sunday, November 2nd again at www.55KRC.com at 10PMp;

 


EUROPE, GAZA, MIDDLE EAST, OCCUPIED PALESTINE AKA ISRAEL, PALESTINE, U.S, WORLD

JOIN US LIVE TONIGHT AT 10PM EST WITH JIM CONDIT JR! ASK ??? ON FACEBOOK!

October 27, 2014 By Nicky Nelson

Join us LIVE TONIGHT at www.55KRC.com at 10PM EST with Jim Condit Jr! LISTEN, CHAT & ASK QUESTIONS at our Facebook Page EVENT www.facebook.com/Palestinesfans – Nicky Nelson with Falastinews.com will join Jim & read some of your questions LIVE ON AIR! To check out Jim, visit www.LetFreedomRing2014.com SEE YOU THERE! We support the resistance ofp;


PALESTINE

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON IN SYRIA?

October 21, 2014 By Michael Aydinian

The answer flowed out p;p;p;I do – By: Michael Aydinian      the moment the Zionist controlled media manufactured a reason (ISIS), that allowed the governments of US & UK (ZIONIST PUPPET TRAITORS) to resurrect what was the 6th stage of a 14 year old Zionist plan (PNAC)p;

the moment the Zionist controlled media manufactured a reason (ISIS), that allowed the governments of US & UK (ZIONIST PUPPET TRAITORS) to resurrect what was the 6th stage of a 14 year old Zionist plan (PNAC) to take out 7 Muslim countries (WESLEY CLARK), which by some extraordinary coincidence just happened to be all the countries Israel wanted creamed p;p;..guess what happened? .. EBOLA!

HEADLINE NEWS – a US citizens has been struck down by the virusp;p;p;shock, horror! Only another 320,784,612 to go! In the UK – a nurse may have caught the bug! OH DEAR! What the hell are we going to do about this? OH MY GOD – MORE HEADLINE NEWS – a 2nd US citizen has succumbed!p;p;p;.. Jesus – this could go epidemic! Only another 320,784,611 to go! Back in the UK, we hear how our brilliant government is doing all it can, making sure of this, doing thatp;p;p;p;p;p;just so none of us get it!p;p;p; PHEW! I was beginning to shit myself! Back in the States – we hear the US government is desperately trying to track down 130 people that were on some flight!p;p;p;..TRACK DOWN? How long does it take to get hold of a passenger list? Amazon (ZIONIST) report sales of expensive protective clothing is going through the roof. Ebola could be coming to get you!p;p;p;p;..Every day, it’s Ebola this, Ebola that. Forget about working out why they’re doing this – if you can’t see the blatant fear-mongering then you are one proper mug!

In the meantime, US war planes are dropping 1000’s of bombs on a country that’s never done anything to anyone! Every day 100’s of innocent folk are being slaughtered; the country’s infrastructure is being decimated. It’s a humanitarian catastrophe of unimaginable proportions yet we are being fobbed off with this Ebola crap, as if we’re the ones under threat. THE REAL NEWS IS THIS – if the Zionist media is saying nothing about the mayhem that’s occurring in Syria, then you can be sure, for Israel – EVERYTHING IS GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN! THAT’S THE NEWS!

WRITER BIO: Michael Aydinian is an activist and critic of main stream media, he is a professional freelancer and writer currently living in the UK.


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ISRAEL’S UNLAWFUL USE OF WHITE PHOSPHORUS IN GAZA

October 21, 2014By Rosemary Malloy 

Israel’s unlawful use of White Phosphorus Fred Abrahams, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch and co-author of the report  White Phosphorus Use Evidence of War Crimes Indiscriminate Attacks Caused Needless Civilian Suffering March 25, 2009   “For the needless civilian deaths caused by white phosphorus, senior commanders should be held to account.”  

Indiscriminate Attacks Caused Needless Civilian Suffering

March 25, 2009

“For the needless civilian deaths caused by white phosphorus, senior commanders should be held to account.”

(Jerusalem) – Israel’s repeated firing of white phosphorus shells over densely populated areas of Gaza during its recent military campaign was indiscriminate and is evidence of war crimes, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

The 71-page report, “Rain of Fire: Israel’s Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza,” provides witness accounts of the devastating effects that white phosphorus munitions had on civilians and civilian property in Gaza. Human Rights Watch researchers in Gaza immediately after hostilities ended found spent shells, canister liners, and dozens of burnt felt wedges containing white phosphorus on city streets, apartment roofs, residential courtyards, and at a United Nations school. The report also presents ballistics evidence, photographs, and satellite imagery, as well as documents from the Israeli military and government.

Militaries use white phosphorus primarily to obscure their operations on the ground by creating thick smoke. It can also be used as an incendiary weapon.

“In Gaza, the Israeli military didn’t just use white phosphorus in open areas as a screen for its troops,” said Fred Abrahams, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch and co-author of the report. “It fired white phosphorus repeatedly over densely populated areas, even when its troops weren’t in the area and safer smoke shells were available. As a result, civilians needlessly suffered and died.”

The report documents a pattern or policy of white phosphorus use that Human Rights Watch says must have required the approval of senior military officers.

“For the needless civilian deaths caused by white phosphorus, senior commanders should be held to account,” Abrahams said.

On February 1, Human Rights Watch submitted detailed questions to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) about its white phosphorus use in Gaza. The IDF did not provide responses, citing an internal inquiry being conducted by the Southern Command.

In the recent Gaza operations, Israeli forces frequently air-burst white phosphorus in 155mm artillery shells in and near populated areas. Each air-burst shell spreads 116 burning white phosphorus wedges in a radius extending up to 125 meters from the blast point. White phosphorus ignites and burns on contact with oxygen, and continues burning at up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit (816 degrees Celsius) until nothing is left or the oxygen supply is cut. When white phosphorus comes into contact with skin it creates intense and persistent burns.

When used properly in open areas, white phosphorus munitions are not illegal, but the Human Rights Watch report concludes that the IDF repeatedly exploded it unlawfully over populated neighborhoods, killing and wounding civilians and damaging civilian structures, including a school, a market, a humanitarian aid warehouse, and a hospital.

Israel at first denied it was using white phosphorus in Gaza but, facing mounting evidence to the contrary, said that it was using all weapons in compliance with international law. Later it announced an internal investigation into possible improper white phosphorus use.

“Past IDF investigations into allegations of wrongdoing suggest that this inquiry will be neither thorough nor impartial,” Abrahams said. “That’s why an international investigation is required into serious laws of war violations by all parties.”

The IDF knew that white phosphorus poses life-threatening dangers to civilians, Human Rights Watch said. A medical report prepared during the recent hostilities by the Israeli ministry of health said that white phosphorus “can cause serious injury and death when it comes into contact with the skin, is inhaled or is swallowed.” Burns on less than 10 percent of the body can be fatal because of damage to the liver, kidneys, and heart, the ministry report says. Infection is common and the body’s absorption of the chemical can cause serious damage to internal organs, as well as death.

If the IDF intended to use white phosphorus as a smokescreen for its forces, it had a readily available non-lethal alternative to white phosphorus – smoke shells produced by an Israeli company, Human Rights Watch concluded.

All of the white phosphorus shells that Human Rights Watch found were manufactured in the United States in 1989 by Thiokol Aerospace, which was running the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant at the time. On January 4, Reuters photographed IDF artillery units handling projectiles whose markings indicate that they were produced in the United States at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in September 1991.

To explain the high number of civilian casualties in Gaza, Israeli officials have repeatedly blamed Hamas for using civilians as “human shields” and for fighting from civilian sites. In the cases documented in the report, Human Rights Watch found no evidence of Hamas using human shields in the vicinity at the time of the attacks. In some areas Palestinian fighters appear to have been present, but this does not justify the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus in a populated area.

Human Rights Watch said that for multiple reasons it concluded that the IDF had deliberately or recklessly used white phosphorus munitions in violation of the laws of war. First, the repeated use of air-burst white phosphorus in populated areas until the last days of the operation reveals a pattern or policy of conduct rather than incidental or accidental usage. Second, the IDF was well aware of the effects of white phosphorus and the dangers it poses to civilians. Third, the IDF failed to use safer available alternatives for smokescreens.

The laws of war obligate states to investigate impartially allegations of war crimes. The evidence available demands that Israel investigate and prosecute as appropriate those who ordered or carried out unlawful attacks using white phosphorus munitions, Human Rights Watch said.

The United States government, which supplied Israel with its white phosphorus munitions, should also conduct an investigation to determine whether Israel used it in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said.


GAZA, OCCUPIED PALESTINE AKA ISRAEL, PALESTINE, U.S

LOS ANGELES ACTIVISTS BLOCK ISRAELI CARGO SHIP FOR TWO DAYS

October 20, 2014 By Rosemary Malloy 

Los Angeles activists block Israeli cargo ship for two days Submitted by Charlotte Silver on Sun, 10/19/2014 – 18:51 An Israeli shipping vessel was delayed at the port of Long Beach, California, by Palestine solidarity activists. (Wayne Marchyshyn) The Block the Boat coalition of Los Angeles claimed another victory this weekend after an Israeli cargop;

The Block the Boat coalition of Los Angeles claimed another victory this weekend after an Israeli cargo ship, the Zim Savannah, delayed docking at the port of Long Beach for at least 34 hours.

Cookie Partansky, an organizer with the LA Block the Boat coalition, told The Electronic Intifada that approximately 150 activists gathered at the Los Angeles port at 6am on Saturday, 18 October. The morning’s action followed weeks of communication with the longshoremen’s union and educating workers about Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine, as well as the group’s reasons for targeting Zim, an Israeli shipping line.

The coalition — representing nineteen different activism groups — showed up at the port Saturday morning despite being informed at 5am by a member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13 that the ship was still at sea and no workers had been called in to unload it.

“The fact that the boat is delayed for 24 hours is already costing Zim shipping a significant amount of money because they’re entire schedule will be delayed. This is already a victory for us,” Partansky said Saturday afternoon.

Another protest planned

The Block the Boat activists had planned to return to the port Sunday morning, in hopes to again stop the unloading of the ship after the 24 hour delay ended, but were informed by the union on Saturday at 4pm that the morning shift had been canceled.

Now the group plans to return to the Long Beach port Sunday afternoon, at 4pm, when the ship has been rescheduled to unload.

Partansky said that while the rank and file members of LA’s ILWU Local 13 have been more “reserved” in their support for the Block the Boat actions than those in the Bay Area union chapter, the LA coalition has continued to reach out to the union and the port truck workers in order to secure their support, and increase their understanding of why the anti-Zim picket lines have been organized.

Block the Boat LA, which delayed a Zim ship from unloading on 23 August, was formed in the image of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Block the Boat coalition. That group aimed to prevent the offloading of Zim ships at the Oakland port in response to the brutal, 51-day military assault by Israel on Gaza this summer.

The Bay Area Block the Boat campaign was launched in August and delayed the Zim line for four straight days — widely considered a historically successful action in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. Other Bay Area activists also delayed the ship from unloading in Oakland on 27 September, and the Bay Area Block the Boat coalition is readying for yet another port shutdown on 25 October.
Update:
The Zim Savannah has again delayed its arrival at the port of Long Beach until Monday, 5pm local time. In a statement to the press, the Block the Boat coalition writes, “Each reschedule has an economic consequence, every twelve hours the Zim vessel is not unloaded the cost is in the thousands of dollars; a victory for Block The Boat Los Angeles.”


EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, OCCUPIED PALESTINE AKA ISRAEL, PALESTINE, U.S, WORLD

PRE-1948 ARABS & JEWS BABYSAT EACH OTHER’S CHILDREN!

October 19, 2014 By Rosemary Malloy 

Pre-1948 Arabs & Jews Babysat Each other’s Children! A MUST WATCH video featuring Ken O’Keefe. Hear the Rabbis state themselves “We trusted each other with our most precious gifts.”  Then Ken discusses the dangers of political correctness and the use of the words; Jews and Zionists, among many more important topics in this presentation fromp;


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ISRAELI TERROR AND OCCUPATION CONTINUES!

October 19, 2014 By Rosemary Malloy 

Israeli Terror and Occupation Continues! Today at the Salaymeh checkpoint in Hebron, Israeli border police detained three Palestinian men, checking their ID cards and making them remove their belts. One Palestinian was detained for around 20 minutes and another for 10 minutes. The other Palestinian was detained for around 30 minutes. A small boy fellp;

 


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