10-Year-Old Palestinian School Girl Abir Amarin Dies Two Days After Being Shot by Israeli Occupation Terrorist Soldiers 10-year-old Abir Aramin dies two days after shooting PNN, (Jerusalem) Maisa Abu Ghazaleh Thursday, 18 January 2007 Abir was carrying a book, a notebook and some pens in her 10 year old hands. She has yet to participate in a demonstration or a march protesting occupation, but that did not stop Israeli soldiers from hitting her. Abir Aramin was only injured at first by the gas bomb that was shot at the back of her head. She had just stepped out of the Anata School for Girls after taking a test when the gas canister hit her and she was knocked to the ground. Israeli occupation terroforces in Jerusalem had penetrated the town and began indiscriminately opening fire while detonating gas and sound bombs. Some young people responded with stones. Abir was the victime of the war game that the Israeli occupation soldiers play daily when they enter the town during school hours and begin shooting near the Anata schools. These children are under 13 years of age, and do not fall prey to the taunting.
Abir's father, Bassam Aramin, said, “I contacted the school administration while I was on my way to work and they told me that my daughter had been knocked to the ground and suffered a head injury. I thought it was just something simple. I contacted her mother and asked if she could go to the school and check it. But over the telephone I learned that the soldiers had done it and that Abir had been rushed to Makassed Hospital.” During her first examination we learned that her skull had been fractured and that she had bleeding in her brain. She was initially treated and then we rushed her to Hadassah Hospital, Ein Karim Branch, in order to follow up the situation which was described in both hospitals as serious. Abir was lying in intensive care and in critical condition. She underwent brain surgery at 9:00 pm as her health deteriorated.
On Thursday Abir died from the injuries. Abir's father works for the Jerusalem Society for Democracy and Dialogue and said, “I work in peace organizations and want to appeal to the entire work that what we want is a just and honorable peace. That is what is not wanted by the Israeli leadership.” Bassam Aramin had some words for the Israeli government. “The victims among the Palestinian people are no less important than Israeli people. We are all human beings.” He called on Israeli mothers to not be “tools of the occupation by sending their children to the battlefield without reason.” Aramin explained, “My daughter is a victim of a systematic oppressive policy and the Israelis must end the occupation and say yes to peace.” The Director of the Anata School for Girls said Wednesday that she regrets what happened to Abir Aramin. “What happened yesterday is a deliberate and provocative exercise practiced by border guards since the beginning of exams at the end of the first quarter at students in all of the Anata Secondary schools.”
She added, “The border guards are present daily at the doors of the Anata School for Boys and that for girls, and around Saladin Street where they know the kids must pass to reach buses or to walk home. They provoke the students by throwing grenades at them.” The school director appealed for international protection for Palestinian school students.
Israeli soldiers arrest the mother of senior Fatah commander Emad Akkobeh as retribution for a suicide bombing May 28, 2004. Note the soldier pointing his gun at the cameraman. Cameramen have to be very brave in Palestine. Especially if they are Arab descent. Isreali soldiers shoot at children. In their fear they will not stop at cameramen
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The Observer Sunday May 30, 2004 Lindsey Hilsum in Gaza:
International Editor of UK Channel 4 News These days Najla, too, wishes to be a martyr, and sometimes wears not just a headscarf but a black cloth leaving only slits for her light brown eyes. Her family abandoned their home when they heard rumours the bulldozers were on their way and returned next day to find it was rubble. At first they slept in a tent in her uncle's olive groves, but as Operation Rainbow continued Israeli tanks and bulldozers began to tear down the olive trees, so they moved into her uncle's house. A tank is now parked opposite and others move threateningly up and down the road. Najla worries that her uncle's house will be demolished next. She has lost her schoolbooks, finds it hard to concentrate and missed three school exams, but she still dreams of becoming a lawyer. 'It's because of all the things the Jews do,' she said. 'They lie on TV by saying there are resistance fighters shooting at them when there are no fighters. They destroy houses on the pretext there are tunnels, but there are no tunnels. They kill children. They never tell the truth.' There is little anyone can say to Najla to counter her feelings. The demolition of her home has made her mourn afresh for her cousins, shot in a series of incidents involving Israeli soldiers. 'I miss the courtyard in front of the house where I used to play with my cousins,' she said. 'I always liked going there because it brought back memories of them. We lived together, but they were martyred.' ...'I wish to become a martyr,' she said. 'This is not a life and they've stolen our childhood. The Jews have planted hatred in our hearts since we were little. 'What is there to live for? Our houses have been destroyed, and they took our land. They took everything beautiful in our life. What's the point of living?' Israeli helicopter missiles hit a motorcycle in Gaza City early today, killing three people, including a senior Hamas commander and his assistant, witnesses said. Seven others were wounded in the attack in the city's Zeitoun district.
A Jewish settler holds the Jewish holy book Torah for a newly built synagogue in the settlement of Neguhot, near the West Bank city of Hebron, May 27, 2004. Bowing to hardline ministers opposed to his Gaza Strip pullout plan, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed on Thursday to a cut-down version that starts by removing just three of 21 settlements, officials said. At first Friday that was changed back to the original plan after making little progress with undecided ministers, the Haaretz newspaper said, but later Reuters announced the vote have been postponed indefinitely, Sharon calculating he would not muster a majority of ministers to support the slightly revised plan. "There will be no vote Sunday," Reuters quotes from its source. "Sharon will only present his plan and will start the debate (on it)."
Photo: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
|Nanci Pelosi U.S. House Democratic leader Congresswoman California, 8th District Speaking at the AIPAC agenda May 26, 2005 "There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. This is absolute nonsense. In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been: it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist. "The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran. For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology.... "In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.' "The United States will stand with Israel now and forever. Now and forever."|
A little girl stands in front of a large pool of raw sewage left in the street after the infrastructure was destroyed. The Israeli army came into the encircled Tal Sultan section of the Rafah refugee camp, Saturday, May 22, 2004. Rafah camp's Tel Sultan neighborhood, one of the worst-affected areas of an ongoing Israeli army raid, remained without water and electricity, and sewage from burst and backed-up pipes flooded the streets.
Photo: Yassin Al-Khalil, Teshreen, 5/15/04
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|Haaretz May 23, 2004: "At the end of the day, they'll kick us out of the United Nations, try those responsible in the international court in The Hague, and no one will want to speak with us." Israeli justice Minister Yosef Lapid on Sunday.|
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|The UN must intervene at once to halt bloodshed between Palestinians and Israelis, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told fellow non-aligned states on Thursday. kewe note: The United State of America has consistantly blocked the United Nations from intervening.|
|Palestine Chronicle William A. Cook
Some 56 years have passed, Meron Benvenisti writes in Ha'aretz, since Moshe Dayan and his crew drove the Palestinians from 418 towns and villages so they could be demolished and replaced with Israeli settlements. Now "The sights of Rafah are too difficult to bear trails of refugees alongside carts laden with bedding and the meager contents of their homes; children dragging suitcases larger than themselves; women draped in black kneeling in mourning on piles of rubble. And in the memories of some of us arise similar scenes that have been a part of our lives, as a sort of refrain that stabs at the heart and gnaws at the conscience the procession of refugees from Lod to Ramallah in the heat of July 1948." The ethnic cleansing continues, decade after decade, month after month, day after day, a forced colonization of the Palestinian homeland by an immigrant population done in broad daylight in this modern age of communication and electronic media.
A man is comforted by relatives after seeing the body of a loved one killed in an Israeli army operation in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip Thursday, May 20, 2004. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed or wounded since the beginning of the operation two days ago.
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Genocide By Public Policy Sam Bahour and Michael Dahan,
News from Within, 19 May 2004 A few weeks ago, Israeli professor and political sociologist at Ben Gurion University, Lev Grinberg, wrote an article that created a furor in Israel, entitled “Symbolic Genocide.”
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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon toasts during a meeting with players of Israeli basketball teams that won various titles, at his office in Jerusalem, Tuesday May 18, 2004. Israeli helicopters pounded the refugee camp of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip with missiles and machine gun fire Tuesday, killing at least 18 Palestinians as troops searched houses in a major military offensive that drew worldwide condemnation.
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|Thy fearful symmetry: Can Israel break the spiral of vengeance?
August 22, 2003
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, severed limbs for severed limbs and other lethal exchanges of body parts too grim to be enumerated. That was the deadly symmetry, once again, behind yesterday's revenge killing of Hamas leader Abu Shanab, by which Israel sought to settle its blood debt or perhaps just exacted the first instalment for the massacre of 20 Israeli civilians in Tuesday's bus blast. Never mind that it led so quickly and predictably to a declaration by Hamas and Islamic Jihad that the three month ceasefire was at an end. Israeli officials had already disavowed the ceasefire, arguing that the suicide bombing changed "the rules of the game" and that the ceasefire was dead. No one should be surprised either that the target of the Israeli attack was a relative moderate who played an active role in negotiating the ceasefire. ("If the occupation stops," Abu Shanab had said, shortly before it was declared, "I think Palestinians are willing to live in peace and stop all kinds of violence.") An Israeli spokesman merely argued that there was a direct link between Abu Shanab and "the terrorists on the ground". Never mind too that the Palestinian Authority seemed at last to be edging towards a commitment to dismantle the armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Predictably, that planned crackdown is also now on hold and the tenuous grip of prime minister Mahmoud Abbas is thus further weakened.
Cause and effect in this vicious slugging match are now too inextricably mixed to be easily disentangled, and the protagonists themselves seem quite incapable of doing so. While Israel claims that terrorist attacks have continued to be planned since the ceasefire began, the militant groups can point to the evidence of Israeli targeted killings which have also continued. What is beyond doubt is that the current "game" has been played under the same mutually destructive rules over and again for the past three years. More than 650 Israelis, mostly civilians and including nearly 100 children, have been killed in terrorist attacks. More than 2,000 Palestinians, mostly unarmed and including some 380 children, have been killed by the Israeli army. It is a game in which there are absolutely no winners.
Neither side is entitled to use the others' violence as an alibi for its own, but Israel, with the preponderance of power, is better placed to reflect on the folly, even in narrow terms of self-interest, of perpetuating this vicious cycle. The "targeted killings" of Palestinian militants and innocent passers-by were described as exceptional two years ago: now they have become routine. Instead of deterring Palestinian terrorism they have encouraged it to the point where even many Israelis believe that it is being done by their government to sabotage the peace process.
The Guardian continued:
Targeted killings are also in breach of the obligations to which Israel is still bound as the occupying power in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Geneva conventions clearly state that civilians shall be protected "unless and for such time as they take direct part in hostilities" (against citizens of the occupying power). Israeli leaders say from time to time they would be only too willing to end the occupation and see a Palestinian state emerge if the terrorists would allow them to do so. There is a way out of this presumed dilemma: just start doing it now and yes, that will mean dismantling the settlements which are also illegal. Only then can there be peace, but it will be a prize well worth the exercise of restraint instead of vengeance.
Reuters Thursday May 20, 2004:
By Nidal al-Mughrabi
RAFAH, Gaza Strip Palestinian boys chased a limping ostrich through a Gaza refugee camp Thursday after an Israeli raid spelled disaster for a zoo that was a rare amusement spot for local children. The Israeli army, which uprooted over 1,000 Rafah residents by demolishing homes in a hunt for Palestinian militants, denied flattening the zoo and suggested its creatures had escaped because they were not being cared for. Whatever happened, Palestinian boys made the best of the situation. Spotting the ostrich on the loose, they gave chase, grabbed the bewildered, mangy-looking African bird and trotted through the streets with it, laughing heartily. The zoo site was in a neighborhood sealed off by Israeli troops. Residents said it had been a tiny, spartan affair hosting two ostriches, an array of colorful parrots and other exotic birds, some snakes, one monkey and a pony painted with black stripes to make it look like a zebra. Some 250 families in the camp erected in 1949 for Palestinians uprooted by Israel's independence war found themselves homeless again and were housed by U.N. relief workers in dingy school classrooms and rows of tents. The house demolitions were nothing new in the conflict between Israel and Palestinians who launched an uprising in occupied territories three and a half years ago. But the zoo was something special for Rafah's deprived youngsters. Its demise rubbed salt in the wounds of the community as the death toll from the raid rose to 40, several of them children in a protest march that came under tank fire. "Rafah's zoo was the only place of entertainment for kids here. It's a shame they destroyed it, but no surprise. Those who killed the children can also kill their fun," said Ahmed Hussein, a taxi driver who used to take families to the zoo. An Israeli army spokesman denied that troops had destroyed the zoo. "It was a very small petting zoo close to a school and the animals just escaped somehow. We didn't hurt them." The fate of the second ostrich, the monkey and pony was unknown. But children said they saw some of the parrots flying over the neighborhood, in addition to the wandering ostrich. "The demolished houses made me angry when I heard about it on the news, but the zoo was the only place where I could go with my friends to play and watch these strange animals," said Mohammed, a 12-year-old running after the ostrich.
The Israeli army denied flattening the zoo and suggested its creatures had escaped because they were not being cared for.
BBC Tuesday, 25 May, 2004 by Alan Johnston:
The Israeli army probably took about 10 minutes to turn it into a wasteland, with tanks churning the whole area into an expanse of mud and twisted metal. There were ostriches, kangaroos and crocodiles, but the zoo's pride was its jaguar he is missing now. An ostrich is rotting in the rubble and its stench hangs over the ruins. Mohamed Jumaa and his brother, Fateh, spent more than 10 years building the Rafah zoo. The Jumaa brothers say that their zoo was important, it was somewhere for children to go in what is the most deprived corner of the Gaza Strip. Kids came in their hundreds, and they loved it. One of the kangaroos was hurt when the tanks came but survived, and the other is on the loose somewhere in Rafah. So are all the monkeys and one of the pythons. The fox got away, but when he turned up in a private house the frightened owner attacked him with a saw later, the vet had to amputate a leg. When the aviary was smashed, the parrots, cockatiels and lovebirds took flight. Far up the Gaza Strip, people say they've been hearing strange birdsong.
Some 850 demonstrators, who came from all over the country in 15 full buses and a fleet of private cars, demonstrated Friday near the Gaza Strip and tried to march on Rafah. They were stopped by the Border Police and a number of violent confrontations ensued. Five demonstrators were arrested. The demonstration was called by "Gush Shalom", "The Committee against House Demolitions", "The Campus is not Silent", "Pilots Refuse", "Yesh Gvul", "The Forum of Refusers' Parents", "The Women's Coalition for Peace" and "Ta'ayush for Arab-Jewish Partnership", which was responsible for the organization of the action. The demonstrators announced in advance that they were going to the Sufa checkpoint near Rafah, but changed course and stopped near the Kissufim checkpoint, surprising the police and the army. They reached the checkpoint on foot, marching for four kilometers in the blazing sun. For an hour, they listened to the shocking testimonies of the Israeli reporter Amira Hass and the chief of the local hospital in Rafah, conveyed by telephone, and to the words of a British woman whose son was shot dead by the Israeli army. Then they broke through the police line and started to march in the direction of Rafah. However, they were stopped by the Border Police. A series of violent confrontation occurred. There were also several confrontations with settlers. The demonstrators shouted: "Refuse! Refuse!", "Soldier, Listen You Can Refuse!", "All the Ministers are War Criminals!", "Mofaz, Minister of Defense How Many Children Did You Kill Today?" One of the buses carried a big slogan: "Soldiers, Get Out! Don't Take Part in War Crimes!"
|Gush Shalom is a liberal active group of Israeli people. It has been running a political ad weekly under the headline "Warning!" The ad reads: "Sharon now resembles a wounded bull. "A wounded bull is a dangerous animal. "His plan is dead. He is incapable of dismantling even one single settlement. He is incapable of getting another plan accepted. "His only way out is to order a spectacular military adventure. "There is no limit to the bloody deeds he is capable of now in order to survive."|
|The human rights group Amnesty International charged Tuesday that Israel is guilty of war crimes and grave breaches of the Geneva Convention. Amnesty accused Israel of collective punishment, of demolishing homes and property of Palestinians who are not involved, even according to Israel, in attacks against Israel. "This is the case with the majority of land and home destruction," said Donatella Rovera co-author of the rights group's report. "It's unnecessary, disproportionate, unjustified, and deliberate." The Amnesty report said that Israel has demolished more than 3,000 homes during the current three-year conflict with the Palestinians, most of them in the Gaza Strip. The report also found that 10 percent of Gaza's agricultural land has been destroyed and more than 226,000 trees uprooted there in 2002 and 2003. The release said the demolition and destruction of houses are "grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention and are war crimes," calling on Israel to halt the practices immediately. Amnesty Report: Israel and the Occupied Territories|
The Palistine Monitor Monday, May 24, 2004
Israeli troops fire on funeral service as Rafah tries to bury its dead.
Several Palestinians were injured, some seriously, when Israeli troops opened fire on a Palestinian funeral in Rafah today. 23 year-old Ziad Alwan was shot in the eye, and is now in hospital in a serious condition. Several other mourners also required medical attention. An estimated 50,000 Palestinians had attended the funeral for 17 citizens of Rafah killed in the Tel al-Sultan neighborhood during the Israeli invasion of the area. Some of those being buried had been killed at the beginning of the invasion a week ago and preserved in fridges used for storing vegetables because the hospital and morgue had no room for the bodies. The residents of Tel al-Sultan took the opportunity to bury their dead after the Israeli army moved to the outskirts of the area. The bodies were taken to a local mosque and after prayers were moved to the al-Shuhada cemetery in the al-Salam district of Rafah. Israeli soldiers watching the funeral then fired on the mourners. kewe note: This is all paid for by US taxpayer money.See below: The death of Peace Activist Tom Hurndall He was just shooting at children to amuse himself.
The bodies of Palestinian Ahmed Mughayer, 13, and his sister Asma, 16, right, are wrapped in blankets after being brought from the Talesultan area of the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, May 18, 2004. Both were on the roof of their three-story apartment building when they were hit by army fire, said their older brother, Ali. The shots were fired from an Israeli army position on the sixth floor of the neighboring building, he said.
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|The Daily Star Tuesday May 25, 2004 By Omar Karmi For three days, the children's bodies had been lying in one of the morgue's two freezers waiting for relatives to collect them. But the closure on Tel al-Sultan had not been lifted, and the children's parents and siblings remained unable to leave their neighborhood. Finally they decided they couldn't wait. "It's been three days. They phoned me and asked me to arrange the funeral," said the children's cousin, Mohammed Abu Ahmed, 34, outside the morgue on Friday. The family says the two children were killed by Israeli sniper fire from a nearby rooftop. Earlier in the week, the Israeli Army was reported as blaming Palestinian explosives for their deaths, but a spokesman on May 22 acknowledged they couldn't be sure. When reporters finally managed to get into Tel al-Sultan on Saturday, there was no evidence of shrapnel from explosives on the Moghraia family's rooftop. On the wall at the top of the stairwell, beside what appeared to be brain matter and blood stains, were four bullet holes. In the corner of the step below was a pool of dried blood. "This is where Ahmed was shot," explained Asma and Ahmed's brother Ali, 26, who was first on the roof that night. He and his father Mohammed Ali, 49, an unemployed construction worker, were both calm, almost meticulous, as they recounted the events. "Asma was collecting washing right here," said Ali, pointing to the corner of the roof where the same clothes Asma would have been collecting still hung, blood spattered and bullet torn. On the floor below was another pool of dried blood where Ali said Asma fell. "Ahmed was feeding the pigeons," he continued, nodding at a pigeon cage on the other side holding some 15 birds. "He loved feeding the pigeons." Ali and his father both think Asma was shot first. "Ahmed heard the shot and saw his sister, and he tried to run down the stairs," says Ali. "I heard him shout for me, but then he was shot and we didn't hear anything else." Both children were killed by a single shot to the head, hospital officials said. Ali said when he got to the top of the stairs more shots were fired. Besides the bullet marks at the top of the stairs, there were also three bullet holes in the satellite dish to the left of the clotheslines and behind where Asma would have been standing. Ali recounted how he pulled his brother down the stairs. His mother was screaming in the background. He placed his brother in a spare bedroom and then went up to get his sister. "I had to crawl on my stomach to get to her, and when I got there I could see her brain hanging out. Her head was spilt open in the middle. I wrapped her head in a towel, and then I carefully dragged her body across the floor. I was flat on my stomach all the way. It took almost 15 minutes." "She was a good girl," said Mohammed Ali. "She was number one in her class, she liked performing her prayers and she wanted to become a doctor. She was a good girl." "We knew there was a curfew on," said Mohammed Ali. "But there was no shooting in the neighborhood, and we thought it was safe for the children to be on the roof. We didn't know there were snipers there." The three-story Abu Jalala building is clearly visible from the Moghraias' rooftop. The building stands at the end of the Salahin Mosque Street, where a T-junction has been completely torn up by Israeli bulldozers. Mohammed Abu Jalala, 21, is a business student at the Islamic University in Gaza City. At around 10 am last Tuesday, he said, Israeli soldiers arrived and took over the building. The family of nine was ordered to stay in their flat. "They wouldn't allow us even to go to the bathroom without asking permission." Shifts of two and three soldiers took turns guarding the family, according to Mohammed. The Jalala family apartment is on the first floor. They built the house during the Oslo years, but never finished the top-two floors, which are still uninhabited. The soldiers left plenty of evidence of their stay there, including half empty cans of moldy corn, half a loaf of white bread, and tuna cans, all labeled only in Hebrew. There were also empty bullet cases. Mohammed had collected at least 20 and showed them to reporters. On the top two floors and on the stairwell between them, holes had been punched through the walls. The roof affords an almost uninterrupted view of Tel al-Sultan and the surrounding area. On one side it looks over the hills that lead to the settlement of Rafiah Yam to the west and the Mediterranean beyond. On the other side, the building overlooks other rooftops, including the house where the children died, about 150 meters away. At the base of a 1-meter-high concrete wall at that corner, is a watermelon-sized hole. Through it, the bullet marks at the top of the Moghraias' stairwell were visible with the naked eye. During the four-day curfew, residents of Tel al-Sultan had no water or electricity. The soldiers had also taken the family's mobile phones. The soldiers only spoke directly with Mohammed's father, who had worked as a laborer in Israel and spoke some Hebrew. "I felt they were afraid," he says of the soldiers. "They always had their fingers on the trigger. They even escorted me to the toilet. We tried as much as we could to ignore them." The soldiers finally left at around 2am on Wednesday, said Mohammed. They had been in the building for 15 hours. At the Moghraia home, family and neighbors were at a loss to explain the Israeli Army's actions. "There are no fighters here," said a neighbor, Omar Abu Libdeh, 67. "The streets are wide, so tanks can move easily. Nobody is armed here, and there was no fighting. It was revenge. They avenged their dead soldiers by attacking citizens." At the Abu Yussef al-Najjar Hospital's tiny morgue a single body was being prepared for funeral on Friday. Asma al-Moghraia, 16, was killed last Tuesday, the first full day of the Israeli Army's "Operation Rainbow" into Rafah, along with her brother, 13.|
|Palestinian students peer into the doorway as they look at a large pool of blood on the floor at the United Nations school in Gaza. The shooting took place Tuesday, June 1, 2004. Two students, ten years old, were critically wounded by Israeli forces while attending class a shortime earlier. Palestine Monitor Wednesday, June 2, 2004: Israeli army shoots two more schoolchildren in Rafah Two 10 year-old schoolchildren were shot in the al-Omaria school run by UNRWA in Rafah, when an Israeli tank fired into their classroom. Bullets fired from the tank flew through the classroom window, hitting Mahmoud Hamad in the neck and Hisham al Habil in the head. Hisham is now in a stable condition but Mahmoud remains in a serious condition. The boys had not even been sitting by the windows but in the middle of the room. The school director, Atia Abed al Wahed said there had been no shooting from Palestinians before the tank fired and that the school was well-known to the Israeli troops anyway, and even flies an UNRWA flag. Despite this, the school has been fired on many times, placing the 1,300 students and their teachers in constant danger. Atia said that all they could do was rely on UNRWA to negotiate with the Israeli troops, but that this seemed to have little effect.|
|Comment from Kewe. U.S. active participation in irradication of Palestinians. U.S. involvement in the Zionist cause is the reason for the continuing horror being perpetrated upon Palestinian people. These horrors are directly a result of U.S. taxpayer money and U.S. produced armaments being given to the state of Israel. Including the transfer of 'Bunker Buster Bombs' likely to bring forth a yet more extensive 'holocaust.' In the 1930's and beginning of the 1940's, America looked the other way as the Nazi humiliated, tortured and began the process which led to 6 million murders. U.S. active participation in irradication of Palestinians. In the years from 1948 to today, the United States of America has actively participated in the irradication and attempted extermination of Palistinians. It is difficult to admit the truth but American money and military equipment has been poured into Israel to the point where they have been led to believe that they can kill and brutalize at will. They have the support of the most powerful nation in the world. As the working individual in the United States daily earns to pay for this, this grief and horror bought by his or her money voted and agreed by the will of the US Congress the atrocities continue. All the military rifles used are American made M-16's All the helicopter gun ships are American Apaches & Cobras All the fighter jets are American F-15's and F-16's All have been supplied with American taxpayer money. All of this brutality; all of this violence; all of these atrocities are fueled by the continuation of the American purse. The United Nations must take care of this beleagured land and its people. The world must assist. Why? Because, if for nothing else, the world has created this. The United State of America must be forced to stop blocking the United Nations from intervening. Now, with the supposed withdrawal from Gaza, which is not a withdrawal, many believe this problem will go away. It will not go away. But it can be solved. The United State of America must be forced to stop blocking the United Nations from intervening.|
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZeI1FBwk3I People and The Land: Israel occupation of Palestine The full length 57 minutes click here.
People and The Land airdrops viewers into the universe of an occupied people, unreeling images of a new form of apartheid based on ethnicity. Challenging U.S. foreign policy and the conventions of the documentary form itself, People and The Land examines the concrete realities of Israel's conduct in the West Bank and Gaza. The level of U.S. support for that conduct through foreign aid, and the human cost of that aid in Palestine and the U.S.
They maim young childrenThey burn toddlers to death
They shoot for the headSons lose their hands
They shoot older children who dare protestJewish settlers threw a molotov cocktail at this child
Atrocities committed by Israel graphic pictures
What CNN nor the BBC ever shows you
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They perforate the organs, the kidneys and liver like a sieve rendering the victims inoperableUS Israel massacres desire to kill one and half million people They keep sucking off the teat of America and the banking systems of Europe
The so-called flechettes, literally the force of these razor sharp steel slivers has taken people's legs offThey ran those bulldozers over everything including shelters which people were trying to take refugeYou had the family members clinging to the bulldozers, they crushed these people and buried them aliveThe mass graves in Ein el-Hilweh created rivulets of body fluids, the body fluids were flowing right into the Red Cross building
The olive trees and the land they offer me a sense of connection to my history and that of my people. A sense reinforced each time I remember or climb a tree that was planted several hundred years before by me forefathers. We know it’s rape, and though the world records your names and deeds, the future courts and trials will not revive the dead, displaced and missingAnd yes, I speak of Palestine Olive trees planted by Palestine farmers on their land near the Jewish stolen land settlement of Kiryat Arba being destroyed by US Israel army contractors
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A tree that was planted several hundred years before by my forefathers
New settlements spring up everywhere; more than 60 since I was here last you can watch their metamorphosis from a handful of caravans, to some Portakabins, then basic bungalows and, finally, the bristling, concrete hilltop fortress that is an Israeli settlement 51 Palestinian villages were isolated from most of their land, and 25 lost total access to their land 440,000 Palestinians would be enclosed cut off from their lands, their families and from other Palestinian communities I thought it was bad three years ago now the landscape itself is changed And there are people waiting; waiting with bundles, with briefcases, with babies, at gates, at roadblocks, at checkpoints, waiting to perform the most ordinary tasks of their everyday lives
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The Israeli army arrived on our street at 2 am yesterday morning
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The horror of January 2009
'Two soldiers were on the tank eating chips, then one man came out of the tank with a rifle and started shooting the kids,' Mr Abed Rabbo, who receives a salary as a policeman from the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in Ramallah said. 'I carried Suad who was dead, my wife carried Amal and my brother Ibrahim carried Samer' On Friday January 23, 2009, days after the ceasefile was called by US Israel, Mohammed woke early and walked to the ocean to fish for the first time since the horrific attacks on the Gaza population by US Israel in late December 2008 through the three weeks in January He and two of his sons had caught only three fish when a US Israel navy gunboat fired on themIsrael massacres children bullets to the head I watched an Israeli soldier shoot dead my two little girls
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January 19 - 21
Doctors operating the only brain-scanning machine at an Egyptian hospital near Gaza have been almost overwhelmed by the number of Palestinian children arriving with bullet wounds to the head I can't precisely decide whether these children are being shot at as a target, but in some cases the bullet comes from the front of the head and goes towards the back, so I think the gun has been directly pointed at the child A girl aged 8 returned from hospital to the Beit Lahiya Elementary Co-educational school, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 The young girl was burned by white phosphorus in Beit Lahiya by a US Israel white phosphorus attackIsrael massacres children bullets to the head Places flag on family home East Gaza City
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January 14 - 18 2009
Olmert parties with Brown, Berlusconi, Topolanek, Merkel, Sarkozy and Zapatero Livni and Rice kiss And every president and prime minister who repeated this mendacity as an excuse to avoid a ceasefire has the blood lust on their hands It was a lie it was another lie then the Israeli helicopter mowed them down at close rangeIsrael massacres desire to kill one and half million people They came up again with the Hamas-was-in-the-UN-school lie
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Wounded Palestine children arrive for treatment at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City after US Israel strike Palestine man looks at a covered body as the bodies of three children killed by a US Israel tank shell are seen on the floor of the morgue at Shifa hospital in Gaza US paid US Israel forces attacked Gaza Strip houses, businesses and mosques from the air, land and sea Frantic families across Gaza sought any shelterIsrael killing US paid army fires towards populations to cause death and injury The 42 vetoes of the US for Israel
In the insanity that is the U.S. today the US Congress have given this to Israel The issue we are dealing with is dual loyalties the double allegiance of the myriad officials at high and middle levels who cannot distinguish U.S. interests from Israel interests Financed by US military aid to Israel, the United States has given Israel 5,000 smart bombs including 1,000 bunker-buster high precision GPS-guided Small Diameter Guided Bomb Units 39 (GBU-39) smart bombs produced by Boeing Beneath cabinet level the list of pro-Israel people who are either policy functionaries themselves or advise policymakers from perches just on the edges of government, reads like the old biblical 'begats'US Israel attack on Gaza City The Politics of Anti-Semitism 99 US Senators, 350 US House members attend AIPAC meeting
Did you see any of these images on the BBC? Even the most fearsome inquisitors purr like a pussycat Their rottweiler instincts evaporate, their investigative skills desert them, objectivity takes a nosedive Palestinians in the West Bank don't fire rockets yet the Israelis are still in occupation after 40 years, still stealing their land and water, and now dumping their toxic waste thereTwenty Questions Radio/TV interviewers avoid asking about Israel Which parts of the Declaration of Human Rights and Geneva Conventions don't Israelis understand? Why is Israel still stealing Palestinian land for more illegal construction?
What the army used here yesterday was not tear gasIsrael, chemical weapons and phosphorous bombs New and unknown deadly weapons used by Israeli forces Undetectable poison-needle gun for 'clean' assassinations
We know what tear gas is, what it feels like
That was something totally different… Israel's soldiers are not going to march into Gaza and truck all the inhabitants away.
The strategy is simply to make the place into a garbage dump picked over by destitute people. The typhoid poisoning of Palestinian wells and water supplies in 1948 The conversion of F-16s into nerve gas ‘crop dusters’ in 1998
Close cooperation between IIBR and the British-American biological warfare programme
As Jews we march with the Palestinians and raise their flag! His Majesty King Abdullah The American Magazine November 1947 Norman Finkelstein, Professor Marc Saperstein and Middle East JournalAll with U.S. Money: US and Israel War Crimes He was just shooting at children to amuse himself. The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza April 2004US missiles US money and Palestine
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