http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090112/f ... eaccordian
• Collective punishment: The entire 1.5 million people who live in the crowded Gaza Strip are being punished for the actions of a few militants.
• Targeting civilians: The airstrikes were aimed at civilian areas...the most densely populated area of the Middle East.
• Disproportionate military response:
Israeli actions...have led to severe shortages of medicine and fuel (as well as food)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... trike.html
"When the missile stuck, I lay down with my daughter under me...The persons killed around me were my husband, who was hit in the back, my father-in-law, who was hit in the head and whose brain was on the floor, my mother-in-law Rabab..."
Israeli soldiers were within a hundred yards of the children but did not help them led to the ICRC to issue an uncharacteristically strong condemnation.
'My cousin is still under the rubble' ~ Mona El Farra, a paediatrician from Gaza City currently in the UK, tells of her feelings about Israel's assault in Gaza: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/de ... or-victims
Gaza massacre slide-show: http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2008/12/2 ... slideshow/
Pictures from the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery ... =341550366
Pictures comparing damage from Gazan Rockets to Israel's attacks: http://palestinian.ning.com/forum/topic ... -the-story
Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShAr ... mNo=487412
Brief history of the Israeli/Arab conflict: http://www.mideastweb.org/briefhistory.htm
Tidy synopsis of the wars and division of land: http://www.ifamericansknew.org/history/index.html
Map of shrinking Palestine: http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2006/05/1 ... palestine/
Ratio of deaths, prisoners, homes destroyed, etc: http://ifamericansknew.org/
Abandoned Gaza Zoo destroyed, animals shot at point blank by Israeli soldiers: http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=51213&s2=26
UN: IDF officers admitted there was no gunfire from Gaza school which was shelled: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1054009.html
The United Nations is claiming Israeli military officers have admitted there was no Palestinian gunfire emanating from inside an UNRWA school in Gaza which was shelled by an IDF tank...a Palestinian working for the UNRWA was killed by an IDF tank shell while driving an aid truck...the UN truck was well-marked and the incident took place during the humanitarian hiatus.
http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2009/01/0 ... a-victims/
Norwegian medics told Press TV correspondent Akram al-Sattari that some of the victims who have been wounded since Israel began its attacks on the Gaza Strip on December 27 have traces of depleted uranium in their bodies.
Israeli firing phosphorous after ceasefire. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 Israel has shelled Gaza with white phosphorus after it called for a unilateral ceasefire, in an obvious violation of its own declaration: http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=82 ... =351020202
Popular special order shirts by Israeli soldiers: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1072466.html
A Religious War in Israel’s Army: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/22/weeki ... 1&emc=eta1
“the rabbinate brought in a lot of booklets and articles and their message was very clear: We are the Jewish people, we came to this land by a miracle, God brought us back to this land and now we need to fight to expel the non-Jews who are interfering with our conquest of this holy land. This was the main message, and the whole sense many soldiers had in this operation was of a religious war.”
CBS 60 minutes exposing Israel's apartheid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYAgyv2M ... 08&index=8
Video commentary on the conflict: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWjYHP9 ... ture=email
US support of Israel is the Primary motive for the 9/11 attacks, says 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed; w/support from US intelligence officials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7EB1FxE ... xt_from=PL
65 US Vetoes at the UN protecting Israel from following International laws: http://www.krysstal.com/democracy_whyusa03.html
Islam against terrorism, loads of links: http://www.unc.edu/~kurzman/terror.htm
Jews against the Israeli genocide of Palestinians: http://www.ijsn.net/home/
Media bias: although 22 times more Palestinian kids were killed by Israeli's in 2004, ABC, CBS, & NBC reported the deaths of Israeli kids killed by Palestinians 10 times more instead: http://www.ifamericansknew.org/media/net-report.html
Outlines context of the conflict & US media propaganda; Chomsky, etc: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8578139565
Jimmy Carter on Gaza now: http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ ... inionsbox1
An Unnecessary War - By Jimmy Carter~January 8, 2009
I know from personal involvement that the devastating invasion of Gaza by Israel could easily have been avoided...
http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/ ... 10/moyers/
For too much of the world at large, the names of the dead and wounded in Gaza might as well be John Doe too. They are the causalities and victims of Israel's decision to silence the rockets from Hamas terrorists by waging a war on an entire population... by killing indiscriminately, the elderly, kids, entire families, by destroying schools, & hospitals, Israeli did exactly what terrorists do"
US Marine comments compares US Army to Israel's crimes in Gaza: http://community.nytimes.com/comments/w ... ecommended
I am dismayed by the rhetoric from US politicians and pundits to the effect that if the US were under rocket attack from Mexico or Canada, we would respond like the Israelis. This a gross insult to US servicemen; I can assure you that we would NOT respond like the Israelis...Americans do not, I repeat DO NOT, respond to that fire indiscriminately... We always evaluate the threat to civilians before responding, and in an urban area the threat to civilians is extremely high.
Robert Fisk: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/co ... 30046.html
"Yes, Israelis deserve security. Twenty Israelis dead in 10 years around Gaza is a grim figure indeed. But 600 Palestinians dead in just over a week, thousands over the years since 1948 – when the Israeli massacre at Deir Yassin helped to kick-start the flight of Palestinians from that part of Palestine that was to become Israel – is on a quite different scale. This recalls not a normal Middle East bloodletting but an atrocity on the level of the Balkan wars of the 1990s."
Many Civilian Targets, but One Core Question Among Gazans: Why? January 19, 2009: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/world ... 3&emc=eta1
"Israel may face war crimes trials over Gaza"
• Court looks at whether Palestinians can bring case
• International pressure grows over conflict
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/ma ... rimes-gaza
The deliberations would potentially open the way to putting Israeli military commanders in the dock at The Hague over the campaign, which claimed more than 1,300 lives...amid mounting international pressure on Israel...(an) inquiry by the International Committee of the Red Cross into the actions of Israel and Hamas during the recent conflict in Gaza is expected to accuse Israel of using "excessive force"
BALFOUR’S ODYSSEY ~ From Betrayal to Expulsion and Quest for Return ~ In my day dreams, I often imagine sitting among the audience in a huge court-room, watching Balfour in the dock, hearing a recital of a long list of charges against him. Indeed for almost a century, eighty-eight years to be exact, Palestine and beyond have been the scene of 5 major wars and hundreds of air, land and sea raids. It had witnessed destruction of its towns and villages, untold suffering by 6 million Palestinian refugees, at least half a million killed or injured, many millions outside Palestine dispersed in war years in Sinai, Suez Canal, Golan and Lebanon. All this is topped by the longest and most brutal occupation in the world today.
Above all, Balfour has the dubious distinction of being the first to set the policy for what became the biggest planned ethnic cleansing operation in modern history.
http://www.prospectsforpeace.com/2008/0 ... out_t.html
Zertal, a leading Israeli historian, and Eldar, a chief political columnist and a former Washington correspondent for the Israeli daily Ha'aretz, have recently published Lords of the Land: The War for Israel's Settlements in the Occupied Territories, 1967-2007. It is a detailed history of Israel's nearly forty-year occupation of Gaza and the West Bank with a painful contention at its core. The occupation, say Zertal and Eldar, has wounded Israel's very psyche, damaging both its sense of self and its moral standing in the world.
Video of Israeli Kill-dozer driver laughing just after he ran over Rachel Corrie: http://judicial-inc.biz/r,lachel_corrie_video.htm
Fighting for life: American peace activist shot by Israelis: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 52604.html
The parents of an American peace activist publicly appealed yesterday for a full investigation into how their son was shot in the head with a high velocity tear gas canister by Israeli security forces...the canister round – with a range of more than 400 metres – was fired directly at Mr Anderson from about 60 metres...Tristan Anderson, 38, remains in critical condition after three brain operations...Mr Anderson suffered a multiple fracture to his skull, severe injury to the frontal lobe of his brain, and a collapsed eye socket
Naomi Klein's pitches in: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... ott-israel
"Enough. It's time for a boycott. It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa."
Is there a sliver hope?
"JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed the idea of establishing an independent Palestinian state beside Israel for the first time on Sunday, dramatically reversing himself in the face of U.S. pressure but attaching conditions the Palestinians swiftly rejected."