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Israel murders more Palestinians

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Palestinian medics treat a man wounded by Israeli fire in a hospital in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza Strip (photo: Reuters)

A two-year-old is among the victims of a barrage of violence Israel this week thrust on the Palestinians, writes Khaled Amayreh in the West Bank

Palestinian medics treat a man wounded by Israeli fire in a hospital in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza Strip The Israeli occupation army and paramilitary Jewish settlers killed more than 10 Palestinians this week, including a two-year-old toddler who died after her Gaza home was hit by a missile fired from an Israeli military drone.

Israeli sources claimed some of the victims were involved in attempts to attack Israeli targets or trying to lay landmines along the Israel-Gaza borders, which is disputed by Palestinians who argue that Israel is killing Palestinians for the sake of it.

On Monday, 18 June, Israeli aircraft killed four Palestinians in two separate attacks in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun. Five other Palestinians were also injured.

The killing in northern Gaza came after suspected resistance fighters killed a Jewish settler along Israel’s border with Egypt. Two of the fighters were subsequently killed by Israeli troops.

In addition to the toddler, Hadil Al-Hadad, the Israeli army targeted two people riding a motorcycle in Deir Al-Balah in central Gaza as well as two other people affiliated with the military wing of Hamas. The Israeli air force also targeted metal workshops and foundries Israel claimed were involved in manufacturing rockets. The Israeli army has targeted dozens of these workshops, exacerbating the already shocking state of poverty in the Strip.

Earlier in the week, fanatical Jewish settlers chased and killed two unarmed Palestinians near the town of Yatta in the southern West Bank. Palestinian eyewitnesses described the killing as amounting to an execution.

Israeli sources, quoting settlers involved in the killings, claimed the Palestinians were trying to steal money from a Jewish settler.

Settlers implicated in murdering Palestinians are routinely “advised” by their religious leaders to concoct narratives that would exonerate them in case they are arrested or prosecuted by the authorities.

Hamas and other Palestinian groups retaliated by firing homemade missiles on nearby Israeli settlements, injuring four Israeli soldiers.

Israeli sources said as many as 30 rockets were fired from Gaza onto Israel in less than 24 hours. Most of the rockets landed in open fields.

Hamas possesses a small arsenal of mostly primitive and ineffective rockets it hopes can create a semblance of deterrence vis-³-vis Israel. On the other hand, Israel uses the “rockets of Hamas” as a propaganda tool to justify murdering Palestinians on a nearly daily basis.

Hamas and other Palestinian military factions have fired thousands of homemade rockets on Israeli targets, mostly as a response to deadly Israeli aggressions, creating fear and panic in nearby settlements and towns, but very few casualties.

On the other hand, Israel has killed thousands of mostly civilian Palestinians and destroyed hundreds of homes, using state-of-the-art of US technology, including F-16 jet fighters and armed drones.

It is unclear why Israel is escalating its terror and violence against the Palestinians, especially in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli and Palestinian commentators believe the stepped-up attacks on Palestinians are intended to further exhaust the Hamas-run Gaza Strip and keep it in a perpetual state of imbalance. Israel may also be trying to appease settler circles following a recent government decision to evacuate a few settlers from a settlement outpost near Ramallah.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) blamed Israel for the “recent escalation”. It reiterated accusations that Israel was effectively eliminating any prospective chances for the resumption of the stalled peace process.

Hamas, for its part, accused the PA of adopting “a cowardly stance vis-³-vis Israeli aggression”. Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, said that while Israel was murdering Palestinians non-stop, the PA was still pandering to the murderers’ government, in the hope of resuming a peace process that everyone knows leads will nowhere.

Barhoum said recent contacts between occupied Ramallah and Israeli authorities aimed at resuming negotiations between the two sides were a brazen betrayal of Palestinian blood.

Earlier, it was reported that PA negotiator Saeb Ereikat might meet with Shaul Mofaz, leader of the Kadima faction that recently joined the Binyamin Netanyahu government.

SETTLERS ATTACK MOSQUE: Meanwhile, Jewish settlers attacked an desecrated a mosque in the Palestinian village of Jabaa near Ramallah, torching the entrance of the mosque and scrawling anti-Palestinian slogans on its walls.

The slogans scribbled read: “The war has begun” and “You will pay the price.”

The torching of the mosque is the sixth of its kind in the West Bank in the past two years. Israeli sources suspect the terrorist act was carried out by settlers protesting Israeli government plans to evacuate dozens of settlers living in apartments built on private Palestinian land near Ramallah.

Despite the shocking frequency of such incidents, the Israeli army has failed to apprehend the perpetrators, who are believed to act on instructions or religious edicts issued by their rabbis.

Settler and pro-settler groups have long infiltrated the Israeli army and justice system to the point that the Israeli army is hesitant to confront settlers head-on, even when they are caught red-handed murdering, harassing, beating or aggressing Palestinians. (end)

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29 Responses to Israel murders more Palestinians

  1. Cosmo June 22, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    A two-year-old is among the victims of a barrage of Hamas violence. He died of a rocket misfire.
    Will your lies never stop?

    • Cosmo June 22, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      From the Palestinian website Maan.
      Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said in a statement that Hadil al-Haddad, 2, was killed and her brother was injured in the Zaitoun neighborhood of Gaza City.

      A Hamas medical official told Reuters the cause of the child’s death was not clear. Witnesses said she was killed when militants launched a rocket close by.

      An Israeli military spokesman told Ma’an the army had not attacked that area. He said the army’s initial investigation suggested al-Haddad’s death was caused by a failed rocket launch by Palestinian militants.

      http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=496884

  2. Cosmo June 22, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    “Earlier in the week, fanatical Jewish settlers chased and killed two unarmed Palestinians near the town of Yatta in the southern West Bank. Palestinian eyewitnesses described the killing as amounting to an execution.”
    And now for the truth

    An Israeli truck driver shot and killed two Palestinians on Sunday morning during what appears to have been an attempted robbery. According to the driver, three Palestinian men blocked his path in south Mount Hebron, attempted to forcefully extract him from his vehicle and hit him with a blunt object. The driver said he struggled with the men and shot at them.

    Will your lies never stop?

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-man-kills-two-palestinian-assailants-after-attacked-in-west-bank-incident-1.436880

    • Cosmo June 22, 2012 at 11:54 am #

      And the “fanatical Jewish settlers”.
      Is only one person and not a settler, he lives in Ashkelon.

      • Roy Bard June 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

        “The village was occupied by Israeli forces on 5 November 1948, by which time most of the Arab population of 11,000 had been forced to leave.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkelon

        settler [ˈsɛtlə]
        a person who settles in a new country or a colony
        Collins English Dictionary

        Are we supposed to believe the Israeli version just because Haaretz reports the police version of the truck drivers account?

        • Cosmo June 23, 2012 at 2:54 am #

          So all Americans are settlers?
          You are supposed to believe the obvious truth yes.

          • who_me June 23, 2012 at 3:10 am #

            “So all Americans are settlers?
            You are supposed to believe the obvious truth yes.”

            probably one of the best things that could happen for palestine would be for american zionist fundie christians to find out how zionist jews hold them in absolute contempt.

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos June 23, 2012 at 3:16 am #

            It wouldn’t matter. The knuckle draggers would press on to save the Jews’ souls and hasten Jesus’ return. Like the Mormons baptizing dead Jews.
            The only thing that shake them would be if one of their leaders had a “vision”– say he saw Jesus’ face in his breakfast waffle and it spoke to him.

          • who_me June 23, 2012 at 3:40 am #

            “It wouldn’t matter. The knuckle draggers would press on to save the Jews’ souls”

            save them with ropes. it’s a major fear among the chosen, both zionist and supremacist. a lot of the fundies really are not that thrilled with jewish people.

            “Like the Mormons baptizing dead Jews.”

            they did that? dug up the bodies and dunked them in one of their polluted rivers? sounds very mormon, considering utah is probably the strongest israel supporting state in the country (except maybe ny). they like dead things, too.

            but seriously, the american fundie christian support for israel is very shallow, and if they found out how much zionist jews had been using them, well…sales of shotguns would increase dramatically.

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos June 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

            ““Like the Mormons baptizing dead Jews.”
            they did that? dug up the bodies and dunked them in one of their polluted rivers?”

            No, it is done symbolically, reciting the name of the deceased and then whatever ceremonial incantation they use to pronounce him baptized.
            It occurs to me that the Transfer of the Right to Return could be done in a somewhat similar manner: “exorcise” live jews whose names are recited of their “right of return”… :-)
            Like the dead jews baptized by the mormons, they don’t to be present or agree… I’d start with the list of obvious and famous ones who are so many that it would take quite a while to relieve them of their ‘right of retunr”:
            Kissinger (quick, befpre the mormons can claim him), Perle, Wolfowitz, Frum, Goldman, Morgan, Bernanke, Foxman, Schumer, Feinstein, Lautenberg (or is he dead already, in which case I’d cede him to the Mormons), Lieberman, Rahm Emanuel, etc

          • happeh June 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

            “the american fundie christian support for israel is very shallow,”

            I will never get used to bald faced liars even after witnessing their activities hundreds of times.

          • Cosmo June 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

            Hey, I am Jewish but when and if Jesus ever come back to life I am will to admit we guys had it all wrong and convert :)

          • Ariadna Theokopoulos June 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

            I understand that will be too late. I guess you missed your chance already.
            My guess is that if you are not an outright criminal you’ll be in the First Circle (according to Dante at least), with those who were born too early, like Socrates, or too late, like you. That’s the bad news.
            The good news is that you don’t have to be a christian to be a decent human being. But you have to give up being special and chosen… No free lunch.

    • happeh June 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

      You must be kidding Cosmo?

      “According to the driver, three Palestinian men blocked his path in south Mount Hebron, attempted to forcefully extract him from his vehicle and hit him with a blunt object. The driver said he struggled with the men and shot at them. ”

      Doesn’t that story sound familiar? Doesn’t it sound like George Zimmerman saying Trayvon Martin started a fight and Zimmerman shot at him?

      Israelis are trained in these stories. They are trained how to get away with murder and other crimes. They know exactly how to psychologically manipulate the authorities of any of their colonies they may be visiting or residing in.

      Israelis are advised to go ahead and murder people, because then they can say anything they want about what happened, and there is no “other side of the story” coming from the murder victim.

      Israelis are trained in the psychological reality that living people always elicit more sympathy than the dead, because the living can stand in front of you crying and sobbing about how sorry they are.

      Because they are dead, those murdered Palestinians cannot say “We were walking down the side of the road on the way to the market when this Israeli pulled up next to us and shot us without warning”, just like Trayvon Martin never got the chance to say “Someone I though was a sex pervert confronted me in the dark and shot me dead when I tried to resist his sex perversions”.

      • Cosmo June 23, 2012 at 2:51 am #

        I already know you would take the Palestinian lie over the truth any day. It is obvious to anyone what really happened.

        • happeh June 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

          Yes we do know what really happened.

          Murderous Israeli settler whose government encourages him to murder unarmed men did indeed murder unarmed men.

          • Cosmo June 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

            You guys ability to stick to a lie no matter what is really something. You already know he doesn’t live in a settlement so why keep calling him that?
            This isn’t Palestine where the government encourages people to murder.

      • Jay Knott June 23, 2012 at 10:21 am #

        “Doesn’t it sound like George Zimmerman saying Trayvon Martin started a fight and Zimmerman shot at him?” – Happeh, referring to an ongoing case in Florida.

        This is not a good analogy. American politics and the media is behind Israel, but it is not behind George Zimmerman! Though there is not a shred of evidence that Zimmerman was racially motivated in shooting Martin, politicians, including the president and an ex-president, plus all the media, implied he was. He was re-arrested as a result of mob justice. Racism in America is Jewish racism.

        • happeh June 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

          Wow. Two bald faced liars in the comments of one post!

          “He was re-arrested as a result of mob justice. ”

          Zimmerman was rearrested because he lied to the judge about his finances.

          • Jay Knott June 26, 2012 at 10:55 am #

            Check more carefully before you libel other commenters, Happeh.

            I was referring to the FIRST time Zimmerman was re-arrested, which was because of the media storm about his release.

            Initially, the police thought he may have acted in self-defense, so they couldn’t charge him. Then the media and politicians got involved. Supporters used Facebook to allege that Zimmerman was racially motivated – without a shred of evidence. The prosecutor decided to prosecute, saying her office doesn’t listen to campaigns, BUT, sometimes it takes a campaign to move justice forward. In other words, her office does listen to campaigns.

            Like I said, mob justice.

          • Jay Knott June 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

            “We do not prosecute by public pressure.” – prosecutor Corey.

            “The outcry helped bring the case to justice.” – congresswoman Wilson.

    • Blake June 24, 2012 at 11:22 am #

      Encyclopedia Judaica boasts that “Israel” was created by illegal immigration. You are all illega immigrants in Palestine.

  3. alex June 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    The settler’s slogans scribbled read “The war has begun” and “You will pay the price.”

    Meanwhile, the American Brothers are busy with Nato secret War on Syria, and Khalid (Ibn Al-walid) Amayereh massing his forces to defend Mecca from the deviant

  4. Ariadna Theokopoulos June 23, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    It’s a good time to be killing Palestinians: all eyes are on Syria

    • who_me June 23, 2012 at 1:44 am #

      exactly.

    • Cosmo June 23, 2012 at 2:48 am #

      So I guess they should have attacked Israel so many times in one week to provoke Israel.

      • Cosmo June 23, 2012 at 2:48 am #

        *shouldn’t

        • Ariadna Theokopoulos June 23, 2012 at 3:07 am #

          You were right the first time, Cosmo; it appears you are right only by Freudian slips.
          Israel needs no provocation–it is a rabid dog on a hot day terrified of water

      • who_me June 23, 2012 at 2:52 am #

        i wasn’t aware the idf forced it’s queens to work hasbara over the weekend. i think this is a first. is it not?

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