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Updates on the Israeli invasion of Gaza

DOCUMENTING THE WAR CRIMES:

The Boston Globe Photo Gallery (Graphic) – via WUFYS 1/10/09

Israel Is Committing War Crimes  – Wall St Journal 1 /7/09

Depleted uranium found in Gaza victims  – Global Research 1/6/09

Israel Attacks UN Aid Convoys to Gaza – Global Research 1/10/09

Horrific new weapon used in Gaza – WUFYS 1/10/09

DIME bombs: cause severed limbs, rapid onset of cancer, damage to DNA.Used in Gaza by the IDF.

More Children Killed In Israel’s Attack On Gaza (Warning: Graphic Content) – WUFYS 1/7/09

Uncensored Video Report From Dr.Mads Gilbert In Gaza Hospital – WUFYS 1/7/09

Gaza Massacre pictures – Islam Boutique 1/7/09

Gaza cameraman films brother’s last moments – CNN 1/8/09

At a Gaza hospital, doctors tried to revive a 12-year-old victim of the violence, but their efforts were in vain. Mahmoud died. Recording the tragedy at the hospital was his brother, freelance cameraman Ashraf Mashharawi.

Israel’s War Crimes – Alternet 1/7/09

 The Israeli airstrikes represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law.

Israeli F-16 planes hit a 4-storey apartment building belonging to civilians in Gaza on Tuesday. While the building was razed to the ground, 25 people were killed in the building. – LiveLeak 1/6/09

Israeli troops kill U.N. truck driver at Gaza crossing – McClatchy DC 1/8/09

IDF uses live ammo to break up West Bank protests – Atheo News 1/11/09

Criticism of Israel’s war crimes mounts  – Global Research 1/9/09

 

HISTORY & CONTEXT:

Maps of War – Imperial History of the Middle East – Maps of War.com

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Europeans…the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.

Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority – Cryptogon 1/7/09

This is an outstanding documentary. Please pass it along. Official Site: occupation101.com

FLASHBACK – EXAMPLES OF HATE SPEECH – What Really Happened.com

“When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle.” Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defence Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

“There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed.” Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969

“The thesis that the danger of genocide was hanging over us in June 1967 and that Israel was fighting for its physical existence is only bluff, which was born and developed after the war.” Israeli General Matityahu Peled, Ha’aretz, 19 March 1972.

 “We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves.” Chairman Heilbrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, the mayor of Tel Aviv, October 1983.

“Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.” – Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio

 

NEWS HEADLINES:

UN human rights chief accuses Israel of war crimes – Guardian, UK 1/9/09

Video: Former Israeli Air Force captain speaks out against Israel’s attack on Gaza – YouTube.com

Yonotan Shapira, former Israeli Air Force captain, interviewed Jan 6 on BBC speaks out against the Israeli military’s attack on Gaza. Also says Obama “acts like a slave” by staying silent on this and not using his influence to try to stop it.

CNN Finally Confirms Israel Broke Ceasefire First – Global Research 1/7/09

UN demands ‘full withdrawal’ of Israel from Gaza – Raw Story 1/8/09

Homeless and terrified, 15,000 seek refuge in UN schools – Guardian, UK 1/6/09

Broader Middle East War? Plans for Redrawing the Middle East  – Global Research 1/11/09

JUSTIFYING THE WAR IN GAZA IS AS CRIMINAL AS THE WAR ITSELF – Desert Peace 1/10/09 

Israel’s bombardment of Gaza is not self-defence – it’s a war crime – Times Online, UK 1/10/09

Israel Attacks UN Aid Convoys to Gaza – Global Research 1/10/09

Reports: Khalilzad Ordered to Keep UN From Stopping Gaza War – Antiwar.com 1/6/09

Indeed, Israeli paper Haaretz is quoting sources at the UN who say Khalilzad had been ordered by the State Department to “torpedo any initiative proposed by the Arab bloc which is designed to grant the Security Council the status of an official arbiter that will have direct involvement with disentangling the Gaza crisis.”

US Senate Endorses Israel’s War on Gaza – Dissident Voice 1/9/09

The US Senate on Thursday passed a non-binding resolution promoted by the influential Israeli lobby AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee), effectively endorsing Israel’s war on Gaza. The resolution, entitled “A resolution expressing solidarity with Israel in Israel’s defense against terrorism in the Gaza Strip” recognizes “the right of Israel to defend itself against attacks from Gaza” and reaffirms “the United States’ strong support for Israel in its battle with Hamas”.

The resolution does not recognize the right to self-defense of the Palestinian people.

Pentagon denies arms shipment to Israel linked to Gaza fighting  – Haaretz, Israel 1/9/09

The U.S. military has sought to hire a merchant ship to deliver ammunition to Israel this month, tender documents show, but the Pentagon said the shipment was not linked to the conflict in the Gaza Strip.

If the US supplies the majority of Israeli weapons, then of course it’s tied to Gaza

Arms exports to Israel from EU worth €200m  – Global Research 1/9/09

Gaza: international plan hatched to bring back Fatah – Times Online, UK 1//10/09

Israeli planes fly over Egypt to bomb Gaza: witnesses – Reuters, UK 1/11/09

Vatican official: Gaza Strip has become a ‘concentration camp’     – Raw Story 1/7/09

The Gaza Ghetto Uprising – Global Research 1/9/09

GAZA : “This is an all-out war against the civilian Palestinian population” – Global Research 1/6/09

Israeli fighters penetrate into Lebanon  – Global Research 1/6/09

Seumas Milne: Having done the diplomatic groundwork for Israel’s assault on Gaza, Tony Blair now talks of ceasefire – Guardian, UK 1/6/09

Blair had three main points. First, there could be a ceasefire, he said – but only if there was “clear action” to cut off Hamas’s arms and cash supplies through tunnels under the Egyptian border. Second, there had to be Palestinian unity to achieve a Palestinian state – but only “on the right terms”. And third, that such a state had to built from the “bottom up” – just as was currently taking place in the northern West Bank, where Palestinians were now “doing” security.

On all counts, his comments reeked of the savage hypocrisy that underpins the west’s role in the current carnage. In fact, so long as Hamas survives in Gaza, there will be no ceasefire based on the closure of tunnels because that would amount to the elected administration’s unilateral disarmament. Such a demand is therefore simply a call for what Blair described as the only alternative: “a protracted conflict”.

10k descend on White H. in protest  – Raw Story 1/10/09

250000 in Madrid against Israel’s genocide – El Pais, Spain 1/11/09

Video: London, Paris face Gaza riots – Raw Story 1/10/09

What You’d Know About Israel If You Watched Al Jazeera TV  – Alternet 1/9/09

Naomi Klein: Enough. It’s time for a boycott of Israel – Guardian, UK 1/9/09

Israel Puts Media Clamp on Gaza – NYTimes 1/6/09

Journalists have been barred from the battle zone in Gaza, but they are given full access to sites in Israel hit by Hamas rockets.

Atrocities in Gaza: Piecing Together the Story  – Global Research 1/6/09 

The Bloodbath in Gaza: Separating the truth from the hype – Global Research 1/7/09

Israel’s aim: To make the Gazan prison even more secure  – Global Research 1/7/09

Israel ’s Collective Punishment of Gaza – Global Research 1/6/09

The Quartet’s Hypocrisy and Failure in Occupied Palestine – Global Research 1/7/09

 

Previously here and here

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