Gaza Under Attack From A Swarm Of Drones
By Julie Webb-Pullman
The whole of Gaza City is under air attack with Israel Defense Force (IDF) drones and other aircraft roaming the skies firing rockets and dropping bombs on the Palestinian population.
For Scoop, Julie Webb-Pullman reports from within Gaza that there are swarms of strike aircraft: “There was at least one explosion, then sirens. I can still hear drones , more sirens, lots of sirens, more explosions.”
From one vantage point, she can see a lot of smoke emitting from near Gaza City’s university.
From her rooftop, Julie Webb-Pullman reports: “It looks like a massive airstrike – the city of Gaza is under a pall of acrid smoke. The drones still droning. I can’t tell where the strikes were, but definitely in the middle of town, as well as further out.”
Home demolition in Hebron (image from anticap.wordpress.com)
By International Middle East Media Center
A Committee of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) passed a first draft of a law that will require that Palestinians whose homes are destroyed by Israeli forces pay the Israeli government for the demolition costs.
The law will now be passed to the full Knesset for a final reading, where it is expected to pass due to the current makeup of the Knesset.
By Craig Murray
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan
I am proud to call Ray McGovern a friend. He is a retired senior member of the CIA, and was so valued as an analyst that he used to give the US President his daily intelligence briefing. Ray and I both had senior government service careers, in the course of which you make personal friendships that last, hopefully as long as you do. So sometimes we both get told things from the inside of government.
As Ray sets out on the US Gaza peace flotilla ship, he has been warned in the starkest of terms that the Obama administration will do nothing to protect their US flagged vessel, or the US citizens on board, against attack by the Israelis.
Posted in Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged audacity of hope, gaza, gaza aid ship, Greece, hillary clinton, international waters, Israel, israeli genocide, israeli war crimes, palestine, ray mcgovern
Radio Netherlands reports:
Israeli troops opened fire on Sunday as protesters from Syria stormed a ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights, with Damascus saying 23 demonstrators were killed.
Hundreds of protesters rushed the ceasefire line, cutting through barbed wire as they tried to enter the Golan Heights in a repeat of demonstrations last month that saw thousands mass along Israel’s north.
Similar protests were held in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.
By One World
Palestine is in crisis. Today Palestinians face daily human rights abuse and live in crushing poverty in refugee camps and under Israeli Occupation.
In response to this injustice, a group of international musicians are releasing the song Freedom for Palestine by OneWorld.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged free palestine, freedom for palestine, freedom one world, israeli genocide, palestine
We the Palestinians of the Besieged Gaza Strip, on this day, two years on from Israel’s genocidal attack on our families, our houses, our roads, our factories and our schools, are saying enough inaction, enough discussion, enough waiting – the time is now to hold Israel to account for its ongoing crimes against us.
Posted in Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, MSM Shills, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East
Tagged boycott israel, divest, israeli genocide, israeli war crimes, Land Grab, palestine
Argentine FM Says Recognition None of US Business
By Jason Ditz
Speaking today in Santiago, Chile, Undersecretary of State William Burns condemned the moves by multiple South American nations to recognize Palestine as an independent nation, calling the moves “premature” and insisting such recognitions were unacceptable until Israel agreed to a two-state solution.
The comment was not well greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who expressed annoyance that “once again the United States has publicly expressed an opinion about sovereign actions taken by the Argentine Republic.”
By Robert Fisk
It is the season of grovelling.
Only a week after CNN’s Octavia Nasr and the British ambassador to Beirut, Frances Guy, dared to suggest that Sayyed Hassan Fadlallah of Lebanon was a nice old chap rather than the super-terrorist the Americans have always claimed him to be, the grovelling began. First Ms Nasr, already fired by the grovelling CNN for her effrontery in calling Fadlallah a “giant”, grovelled herself. Rather than tell the world what a cowardly outfit she had been working for, she announced that hers was “a simplistic comment and I’m sorry because it conveyed that I supported Fadlallah’s life’s work. That’s not the case at all”.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged Censorship, cnn, frances guy, israeli censorship, israeli genocide, israeli lobby, lebanon, octavia nasr, palestine, sayyed hassan fadlallah
By Rady Ananda
Despite the words of her detractors in this video, Helen Thomas’ reaction to the Israeli flotilla massacre and to Israel’s genocide of Palestinians is compassionate common sense. She speaks for all moral people when saying that Israel does not belong in Palestine. The 60-year experiment proves its folly; Isreal is over. Isreal killed itself by killing so many others. The numbers bear this out; the atrocity of Gaza bears this out. The flotilla massacre bears this out.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Human Rights Civil Liberties, MSM Shills, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East
Tagged helen thomas ends career on a high note, helen thomas for president, israel out of palestine, israeli genocide, palestine, we are all palestinians
Gaza gas map
By Michel Chossudovsky
The Broader Military Agenda
The Israeli Navy Commando had prior knowledge of who was on the Turkish ship including where passengers were residing in terms of cabin layout. According to Swedish author Henning Mankell, who was on board the Marmara , “the Israeli forces attacked sleeping civilians.”
These were targeted assassinations. Specific individuals were targeted. Journalists were targeted with a view to confiscating their audio and video recording equipment and tapes.
Posted in Energy, Land Grab, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East
Tagged flotilla attack part of Israel war strategy, gaza blockade, gaza natural gas fields, gaza oil, israel flotilla attack, israel land grab, israeli genocide, palestine, resource wars