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Israel bombs Hospital – 121 Children Dead In Gaza

The army of Israel has bombed a school ran by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in downtown Gaza. The UN school network us part of a number of shelters which usually house a thousand people each. Witnesses confirmed to news agencies that there were no victims since the director of this institution had ordered ...

Israel Expanding Ground Invasion Of Gaza

The first night of the Israeli ground offensive against Gaza has killed at least 20 Palestinians and one death in the ranks of the army of Israel, which is investigating whether the soldier was a victim of friendly fire. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has now ordered to intensify the raid on Gaza: “I have given instructions to ...

Israel Hits Gaza With Marines, Drones And Attack Helicopters

The Israeli military operation “Operation Protective Edge“ in Gaza, which has caused 151 Palestinians to be killed and a thousand to be injured, entered its second week with intensified air strikes, ground penetrating missiles and a wave of Israeli Marines who have invaded Gazan territory on Sunday. Israeli soldiers, members of the Naval Command 13 entered Gazan ...

Was The Netanyahu Government Behind The Killings Of The Three Israeli Teenagers?

By, Michel Chossudovsky "Justified Vengeance”, The Pretext for Bombing Gaza. The pretext for bombing and shelling Gaza was the death of three Israeli teenagers allegedly killed by Hamas. ‘Operation Protective Edge (OPE)  directed against Gaza in reminiscent of the infamous 2001 Dagan Plan entitled “Operation Justified Vengeance” in which the deaths of innocent Israeli civilians had been envisaged ...

Imminent Ground Attack On Gaza

At least 22 Palestinians were killed last Tuesday in a massive military operation against the Gaza Strip carried out by Israel. There are over a hundred injured. The military struck 160 targets from the air and from warships that block sea access to the Palestinian region. It is the largest military operation in the area ...

Israel Launches Airstrikes Against ‘Terror Sites’ In Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck five targets in Gaza on Saturday evening in "retaliation" for what a military spokesman called "terrorist aggression." Four of the "targeted ... terror sites" were in northern Gaza while one was in southern Gaza, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said the strikes were "precision" and ...

New EU Guidelines on Israel

  A previous article discussed them. They pertain to illegal Israeli West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Golan settlements. They leave besieged Gaza unaddressed. It's a glaring omission. It's dismissive of 1.7 million Gazans. Their rights don't matter. Israel's suffocating them illegally. A humanitarian crisis persists. Dealing with it responsibly is urgent. EU nations don't care. It's off their radar. ...

Israeli Pillar of Cloud War Crimes

  On May 8, B'Tselem published a report titled "Human Rights Violations During Operation Pillar of Defense: 14 - 21 November 2012." Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud (aka Cloud Column/Pillar of Defense) was naked, premeditated aggression. Previous articles discussed it. "And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them the way, and ...

Israeli Gaza Airstrikes Violated Laws of War

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said so. Rarely does HRW do the right thing. Exceptions prove the rule. Most often it's a reliable imperial partner. Connections in high places and corporate funding keep it that way. Services rendered in return are expected. Conflicts of interest are rife. HRW and likeminded sources followers rely on operate like their scoundrel ...

Israel’s Likely Coalition Partner Government Threatens Humanity

Extremist Israel officials favor wealth, power, privilege and dominance. Tuesday's elections hardened fascism. Palestinians have the greatest cross to bear. Jews have their own. Humanity very much is threatened. More on that below. Expect occupation harshness to be worse than ever. Palestinians are blamed for Israeli crimes. World leaders target them. On January 20, Electronic Intifada contributor Amena ...

Premeditated Israeli Violence

Merriam-Webster calls a police state "a political unit characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures." In other words, it's governance ...

The “Why” Question

I am not anti-Semitic and not anti-Israel. I was raised Jewish and wanted to be a Cantor in a large temple at one point in my early years. Since then, with a lot of experience and learning, I have gained the ability of separating religion from reality, government from the people, and policy from the ...

Netanyahu Mocks Legitimate Governance

Netanyahu never met a non-Jew he considered equal, a peace plan he didn't spurn, a law he didn't violate, or truth he didn't turn on its head. He reveals Israel's true face. He's contemptuous of Palestinians, other Arabs, and Iranians. He considers them subhuman enemies. More on his latest outburst below. New York Times columnist Tom Friedman ...

Israel’s Genocidal War on Palestine

Longstanding Israeli policy reflects slow-motion genocide. Non-Jews aren't wanted. Israel considers them subhuman. Peace, nonviolence, diplomacy, human and civil rights, as well as fundamental rule of law principles are systematically spurned. That's now rogue states operate. Pillar of Cloud raged from November 14 - 21. Memorandum of understand terms ended eight terror bombing days. Israel violated its ...

Israel Signals Hardline Policy Intentions

Observers thinking Palestinians gained from Pillar of Cloud might think again. Nothing changed. Hardline Netanyahu policies continue. Expect worse ahead. Palestinian peace, reconciliation and unity advocates are murdered or arrested. Qassem brigades leader Ahmed Jabari negotiated a truce agreement draft. Ways for establishing ceasefires in case of future flare-ups were included. Jabari was working with Egypt to establish ...

Netanyahu Plans More War

He admitted it. He's not finished. He has lots more killing and destruction to do. He "will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people," he said. In other words, he'll ignore memorandum of understanding ceasefire terms, maintain Gaza's siege, manufacture pretexts to eliminate Israeli enemies, and kill Palestinian civilians he calls threats. On ...

Abbas: Collaborating with the Enemy

Previous articles explained Abbas' longtime collaboration with Israel. He sold out long ago for whatever benefits he derives. He's Israel's enforcer. He ill serves and insults Palestinians. His presidency is illegitimate. Israel rigged his 2005 election. In January 2009, his term expired. He's still in office. At least for now, Washington and Israel want him there. He's ...