Headlines and Context: Israel invades Gaza; your protests will not stop them


Bush says Hamas to blame for Gaza – BBC 1/3/08

And Obama remains silent.

Top 5 Lies About Israel’s Assault on Gaza – Foreign Policy Journal 1/2/09

Israeli troops move into Gaza Strip – Financial Times, UK 1/3/09

Israeli troops backed by helicopters advanced into Gaza, a Palestinian witness and the Israeli army said, in the first ground action of an eight-day offensive against Hamas in the Palestinian enclave 

US gives Israel free reign to send in ground forces – Raw Story 1/2/09

Israel Accused Of Massive War Crime Atrocities  – PrisonPlanet 12/29/08

Falk, United Nations Special Investigator for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, listed numerous actions by Israel that clearly break the rules of engagement codified in the Geneva Conventions.

Bolton: Gaza Conflict Could Lead To U.S. Attack On Iran  – PrisonPlanet 12/31/08

UN: 25% of those killed in Gaza civilians – YNetNews 12/31/08

“A minimum of 25% of all those killed are civilians and it may well be far higher,” UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness told AFP

Since the start of the Israeli offensive on Saturday at least 390 Palestinians have been killed and another 1,900 wounded, according to Gaza medics. At least 42 of those killed have been children, they say.


Day 8 of Israeli War On Gaza Death toll 450, injured 2350, disastrous humanitarian situation

IDF begins shelling northern Gaza for 1st time since op began – Jerusalem Post 1/3/09

Israel fires artillery into Gaza as airstrike hits mosque with up to 200 people inside – Guardian, UK 1/3/09 

White Phosphorous: Israel fires artillery shells into Gaza – SOTT.net 1/3/09 

The AP photo above shows what appears to be a white phosphorous shell fired into Gaza, as was used by Israel in Lebanon. White phosphorous is indiscriminate killer that ignites once it is exposed to oxygen, producing such heat that it bursts into a yellow flame and produces a dense white smoke.  It causes painful burn injuries to exposed human flesh, as discovered by Lebanon’s Children at the hands of Israeli Phosphorous Bombs in 2006.

(links to these gruesome photos at bottom of this post)

IAF uses new US-supplied smart bomb – Jerusalem Post 12/31/08

More here

CNN: US weapons sold to Israel ‘kill civilians’ – Raw Story 1/2/09

Israel fires artillery into Gaza as airstrike hits mosque with up to 200 people inside – Guardian, UK 1/3/09 

Obama to offer Israel “nuclear umbrella”: report (Reuters)  – Yahoo 12/11/08

Obama: No more ‘blank checks’ for Israel – Raw Story 12/7/08

Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza – BBC 12/27/08

Air strikes kill at least 195 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, medics say, in Israel’s heaviest raids on Gaza for decades.

Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza – VIDEO – BBC 12/27/08

Israeli minister: ‘No humanitarian crisis’ – Raw Story 1/2/09

Russia to send humanitarian supplies to Gaza Strip soon – Lavrov – Global Research 1/1/09

Israelis, Arabs plan Tel Aviv protest together; We ‘refuse to be enemies!’ – Raw Story 1/2/09

Demonstrations worldwide – Raw Story 12/30/08

Israeli Lawmaker and Conscientious Objector Nephew of Ex-PM Benjamin Netanyahu Denounce Israeli Attack on Gaza Strip – Democracy Now! 1/3/09

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Illegal Israeli Massacre in Gaza  – Global Research 12/30/08

Europeans protest violence – Raw Story 1/3/09

Israeli Navy attacks and wounds Dignity in International Waters – FreeGaza.org 12/29/08

On Tuesday, December 30, at 5 a.m., several Israeli gunboats intercepted the Dignity as she was heading on a mission of mercy to Gaza. One gunboat rammed into the boat on the port bow side, heavily damaging her. The reports from the passengers and journalists on board is that she is taking on water and appears to have engine problems. When attacked, the Dignity was clearly in international waters, 90 miles off the coast of Gaza.  The gunboats also fired their machine guns into the water in an attempt to stop the mercy ship from getting to Gaza.

Israeli Warplanes Fly Low Over South Lebanon – Uruknet 12/28/08

At least five Israeli warplanes on Sunday flew low over south Lebanon, already the target of an overnight reconnaissance flight

Israel’s “bloodstained hands” stir up anger-Mubarak – Reuters 12/31/08

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday slammed what he called Israel’s “savage aggression” on the Gaza Strip, and said its “bloodstained hands” were stirring feelings of rage among Arabs.

Israel takes war on Hamas to Twitter, YouTube – Raw Story 12/30/08

364 Killed, Over 1,500 Wounded as Gaza Strikes Continue – AntiWar 12/29/08

Gazans breach Egypt’s border – Raw Story 12/29/08

Egyptian border guards open fire; Israel bombs 40 smuggling tunnels.

Israel calls up reservists as Gaza strikes continue – Guardian, UK 12/28/08

Israel’s cabinet approved a call-up of reservists today, as its military continued attacking Gaza, destroying the main security headquarters after killing more than 280 Palestinians in a first round of strikes yesterday…Israel’s actions come just weeks before a general election, due on 10 February, in which the future of Gaza and its Hamas rulers will be a key issue.

Gaza families eat grass as Israel locks border – Times, UK 12/14/08

As a convoy of blue-and-white United Nations trucks loaded with food waited last night for Israeli permission to enter Gaza, Jindiya Abu Amra and her 12-year-old daughter went scrounging for the wild grass their family now lives on.  “We had one meal today – khobbeizeh,” said Abu Amra, 43, showing the leaves of a plant that grows along the streets of Gaza. “Every day, I wake up and start looking for wood and plastic to burn for fuel and I beg. When I find nothing, we eat this grass.”

Abu Amra and her unemployed husband have seven daughters and a son. Their tiny breeze-block house has had no furniture since they burnt the last cupboard for heat.  “I can’t remember seeing a fruit,” said Rabab, 12, who goes with her mother most mornings to scavenge.

British telecom firm severs ties with Israeli counterparts – YNet News 1/2/09

British telecommunications firm FreedomCall has terminated its cooperation with Israel’s MobileMax due to the IDF operation in Gaza.



If Americans Knew – what every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine – If Americans Only Knew.org

The Gaza Crisis – Global Research 1/1/09

Uri Avnery : Molten Lead in Gaza – CounterPunch 1/2/09

Israel’s Actions Are Irrational, No Matter How Much U.S. Politicians Try to Cast Them As Normal  – Alternet 12/31/08

Israel’s Four Real Objectives in the Gaza Attacks – Alternet 12/29/08

Operation “Cast Lead”: Israeli Air Force strike followed months of planning – Global Research 12/28/08

The Massacre in Palestine and the Threat of a Wider War  – Global Research 1/1/09 

Binoy Kampmark : Humanitarian Imperialism: Obama and the Genocide Task Force – CounterPunch 12/12/08

America’s Hidden Role in Hamas’s Rise to Power – Alternet 1/3/09

Israel and the ignored UN Resolutions – YouTube, UK 1/3/09

Rabbi Feldman: Zionism is “Illegitimate Political Movement” – YouTube 1/3/09

Profile of Sderot – Redress

A town built on the ashes of an ethnically cleansed and defaced Palestinian village

Israel’s War Crimes and “Change we can believe in” – Global Research 1/2/09

FLASHBACK – Israeli crimes against humanity: Gruesome images of charred and mutilated bodies following Israeli air strikes – Uruknet 7/22/06

FLASHBACK – Israel Drops White Phosphorus Bombs, Littlest Victims Suffer – APFN 7/25/06 

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US and European people pay tax and their governments give it to Israel to kill women and innocent children. Hamas was selected with Palestine nation vote. Why Israel surrounds Gaza and don’t let food and drug to wounded persons? Isn’t Israel a occupier??
I think Democracy and Human right is a big lie in West.

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