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Israel & Palestine News Round Up

Baroness Tonge: “Israel stands accused of war crimes witnessed by the whole world” – YouTube 1/24/09

Israeli Massacres: Details and Numbers – Sound of Egypt 1/26/09

Hamas ‘would recognise’ pre-1967 Israel – The Age, Australia 2/1/09

Saudi Arabia pledges $1 billion to rebuild Gaza (AP)  – Yahoo 1/19/09

Taxpayers are spending over $1 billion to send refined fuel to the Israeli military — at a time when Israel doesn’t need it and America does. – Salon 1/18/09

VIDEO: “Prima Facie Evidence of War Crimes” by Israel  – Global Research 1/21/09

Unseen Gaza High Quality: Part 1 of 6 – YouTube 1/25/09

VIDEO: American Press Club journalists confront Israeli FM – Global Research 1/18/09

Gaza: Analysis, Pictures, Video Material  – Global Research 1/18/09

Photographic Evidence: Compare the Nazi Regime to the Israeli Regime in Palestine  – Global Research 1/18/09

Don’t get taken alive, Israeli soldiers told – Russia Today 1/26/09

Israeli soldiers fighting in Gaza this month were ordered to kill themselves rather than be captured, according to the Israeli newspaper Yediot Achronot. Troops were also told to kill any Israeli soldier they saw being taken by Hamas.

Israel switches to Iran after Gaza  – Press TV, Iran 1/25/09

Israel ‘admits’ using white phosphorus munitions (a war crime)  – Global Research 1/21/09

Zionism: A Disease of the Mind – PakAlert blog 1/23/09

To virtually incarcerate the Palestinian people inside degrading cages, destroying their livelihoods, confiscating their lands, stealing their water and uprooting their trees, and then to condemn their legitimate resistance as terrorism is a disease of the mind, notes Zaid Nabulsi.

Military components factory ransacked in Gaza protest – Guardian, UK 1/18/09

Extensive Crimes against Humanity: IOF Redeploys inside Gaza. Entire Neighborhoods Destroyed – Global Research 1/19/09

Israel accused of war crimes over 12-hour assault on Gaza village – Guardian, UK 1/18/09

In testimony collected from residents of the village of Khuza’a by the Observer, it is claimed that Israeli soldiers entering the village:

• attempted to bulldoze houses with civilians inside;

• killed civilians trying to escape under the protection of white flags;

• opened fire on an ambulance attempting to reach the wounded;

• used indiscriminate force in a civilian area and fired white phosphorus shells.

Israel accused of executing parents in front of children in Gaza  – Telegraph, UK 1/22/09

One nine-year-old boy said his father had been shot dead in front of him despite surrendering to Israeli soldiers with his hands in the air.  Another youngster described witnessing the deaths of his mother, three brothers and uncle after the house they were in was shelled.  He said his mother and one of his siblings had been killed instantly, while the others bled to death over a period of days.

Alarm Spreads Over Use of Lethal New Weapons – Information Clearinghouse 1/23/09

Eighteen-year-old Mona Al-Ashkar says she did not immediately know the first explosion at the United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahiya had blown her left leg off. There was smoke, then chaos, then the pain and disbelief set in once she realised it was gone – completely severed by the weapon that hit her.  Mona is one of the many patients among the 5,500 injured that have international and Palestinian doctors baffled by the type of weaponry used in the Israeli operation. High-profile human rights organisations like Amnesty International are accusing Israel of war crimes.  Mona’s doctors at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital found no shrapnel in her leg, and it looked as though it had been “sliced right off with a knife.”

Secret Israeli database reveals full extent of illegal settlement – Uruknet 1/30/09

The official database, the most comprehensive one of its kind ever compiled in Israel about the territories, was recently obtained by Haaretz. Here, for the first time, information the state has been hiding for years is revealed. An analysis of the data reveals that, in the vast majority of the settlements – about 75 percent – construction, sometimes on a large scale, has been carried out without the appropriate permits or contrary to the permits that were issued. The database also shows that, in more than 30 settlements, extensive construction of buildings and infrastructure (roads, schools, synagogues, yeshivas and even police stations) has been carried out on private lands belonging to Palestinian West Bank residents.

Controversial Bestseller Shakes the Foundation of the Israeli State – Alternet 1/28/09

Amid dust and death, a family’s story speaks for the terror of war – Guardian, UK 1/20/09

48 members of the Samouni family were killed in one day when Israel’s battle with Hamas suddenly centred on their homes

Gaza desperately short of food after Israel destroys farmland – Guardian, UK 1/31/09

Spain caves into Israel, says it will amend war crimes law so that it does not apply to Israelis. – UK Reuters 1/31/09

The BBC’s pact with Israel – Redess.cc 1/26/09

Many people have been shocked and bewildered by the BBC’s refusal to broadcast a national humanitarian appeal for Gaza on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella organization for 13 humanitarian aid agencies.  However, the decision by the BBC’s director-general, Mark Thompson, not to broadcast the appeal should have come as no surprise. In fact, media observers have been witnessing a steady tilt by the corporation towards Israel since the turn of the millennium.

“The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium and the Dying Children” – Grassroots Pece 1/24/09

 

FLASHBACK – Ringworm and Radiation– Israel Insider 8/19/04

To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on “school trips” and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, while many of the rest developed cancers that killed thousands over time and are still killing them now. While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic headaches and psychosis.  That is the subject of the documentary in cold terms. It is another matter to see the victims on the screen.

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