Four days of Israeli terror bombing left at least 25 Palestinians dead and dozens injured, some seriously. So did Arab League states, Iran, Turkey, and Malaysia.Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor wants the Security Council to condemn Palestinian victims.
Only five IDF soldiers died in the conflict, no civilians. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) said Israeli drone attacks killed 825 Palestinians, mostly civilians, from June 2006 through October 2011. It's typical Times journalism, betraying their readers through lies, deception, and willful misreporting. Views like that secure scurrilous reprobates like her and Ban top jobs. America and Israel have "shared values." None support right over wrong. A Final Comment After an agreed truce, Israeli forces attacked a funeral procession east of Gaza City. Medical spokesman Adham Abu Salmiyah said soldiers fired indiscriminately at mourners. An Israeli army spokeswoman said soldiers "operating along the security fence identified around 50 Palestinians gathered and in accordance with army procedures fired warning shots." Some warning!
Since Cast Lead ended in January 2009, Israeli forces killed another 300 Palestinians. PCHR deputy director Hamdi Shaqqura said: For us, drones mean death.... The same article falsely suggested Iran's an existential threat. Soldiers fired directly at nonviolent Palestinians threatening no one. " Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at [email protected]
When you hear drones, you hear death, and know its coming. It shows up daily in reports like The New York Times headlining, "As Rockets Fly, New Conditions Shape Fight in Gaza," saying: Ahead of an Egyptian-brokered truce, Israeli airstrikes continue and Palestinian "militants' rockets (are reaching farther into Israel." IDF head Gen. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon.
It called for expelling its ambassador, halting gas exports at below market prices, and reevaluating its 1978 peace treaty. Its text said: "Revolutionary Egypt will never be a friend, partner or ally of the Zionist entity, which we consider to be the number one enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation." "It will deal with that entity as an enemy, and the Egyptian government is hereby called upon to review all its relations and accords with that enemy." No Israeli comment followed. The latest incident shows what Palestinians endure regularly, including from media scoundrels ignoring their suffering and denouncing them. " Unasked was how targeted killings are ever justifiable. Instead, it sided with southern Israelis living under threat of Gazan rockets. It will not defeat terror nor reduce the Gaza threat." Nor will Cast Lead II.
Four days of Israeli terror bombings were unprovoked. Haaretz approves against alleged "ticking bomb(s)." By whose standard when no evidence linked al-Qaisi to past or claimed planned attacks. They're used defensively in response to Israeli attacks. Sensibly the editorial ended saying negotiations, not violence, produces solutions.
Assassinating Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) head Zuhir al-Qaisi and PRC member Mahmoud Hanani began them. But how can Palestinians negotiate in good faith without a willing partner!
Both men died when two IDF missiles struck their car. For decades, Israel chose violence, not peace or honest diplomacy.
Gazan resistance groups launched Grad missiles, home-made rockets, and mortar shells defensively in response. Relations with Netanyahu's like dealing with a snake. He proves it by committing cold-blooded murder, claiming self-defense.
Israel and Washington pointed fingers the wrong way. A same day Haaretz article was just as shameless, headlined, "TIMELINE/A breakdown of number of Gaza rockets fired at Israel over past year." Enumerating numbers fired by month from January 2011 through the latest March confrontation, it listed 200 this month alone. Unexplained was that Palestinians respond defensively to Israeli aggression. It also ignored their decades long liberation struggle against lawless, repressive occupation, and for Gazans years of suffocating siege. So does scurrilous UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.
Moreover, as Btselem documents, Palestinian rockets killed only 19 Israeli civilians from June 2004 through September 2011. He condemned Palestinian self-defense as "unacceptable," while urging Israel to "exercise maximum restraint." Hillary Clinton expressed Washington's official response, "condemn(ing) Gazan victims "in the strongest terms" while urging "all sides..make every effort to restore calm." In other words, killing Palestinians is OK.
In contrast, from September 29, 2000 through December 26, 2008, Israeli forces killed 4,788 Palestinians. Cast Lead killed over 1,400 Gazans in three weeks, mostly civilians. Responding to premeditated aggression defensively is terrorism.