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Israel & Palestine News Round-Up

Israel again refuses to join nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

UN finds Israel, Hamas probes on Operation Cast Lead ‘inadequate’

During War There Are No Civilians

“During War there are no civilians,” that’s what “Yossi,” an Israeli military (IDF) training unit leader simply stated during a round of questioning on day two of the Rachel Corrie trials, held in Haifa’s District Court earlier this week. “When you write a [protocol] manual, that manual is for war,” he added.

For the human rights activists and friends and family of Rachel Corrie sitting in the courtroom, this open admission of an Israeli policy of indiscrimination towards civilians — Palestinian or foreign — created an audible gasp.

Israeli Shin Bet electrocuted child prisoners to extract confessions

Towards a World War III Scenario? The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran

Report: Israel could hit Iran within a year

Israel could attack Iran within a year, even without a green light from Washington to do so, if it believes this is the only way to stop Tehran’s nuclear drive, the Atlantic magazine said in a story in its September 2010 issue.

The author of the article, Jeffrey Goldberg, writes that ‘a consensus emerged that there is a better than 50 per cent chance that Israel will launch a strike by next July.’

UN silence on Goldstone sends report to obscurity

Universal Jurisdiction to Hold Israel Accountable

The secrets in Israel’s archives: Evidence of ethnic cleansing kept under lock and key

One document in particular, Plan Dalet, demonstrated the army’s intention to expel the Palestinians from their homeland. Its existence explains the ethnic cleansing of more than 80 per cent of Palestinians in the war, followed by a military campaign to destroy hundreds of villages to ensure the refugees never returned.

Ethnic cleansing is the common theme of both these Israeli conquests. A deeper probe of the archives will almost certainly reveal in greater detail how and why these “cleansing” campaigns were carried out — which is precisely why Mr Netanyahu and others want the archives to remain locked.  But full disclosure of these myth-shattering documents may be the precondition for peace. Certainly, more of these revelations offer the best hope of shocking Israeli public opinion out of its self-righteous opposition to meaningful concessions, either to Syria or the Palestinians.

Israeli Intelligence Infiltrated Throughout Lebanese Government

BBC Documentary: Evidence Israels Nuclear Weapons (Banned Censored)

Israel Plans Mass Forced Removals of Bedouin

Cluster Crimes: Israel and Cluster Bombs

NEWS ON THE ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE

Palestinian loss of land 1946 – 2000

Israel Denies Gazans Access to Their Own Land and Waters

UN report: IDF barring Gazans’ access to farms, fishing zones

4320 Palestinian arrested in 2010 so far

Gaza Children Shelled With Flechette Bombs

The “Summer Camp Of Destruction:” Israeli High Schoolers Assist The Razing Of A Bedouin Town

Peace Now: 492 Israeli violations of the partial settlement freeze

What You Don’t Know About Gaza

Most of the people living in Gaza are not there by choice. The majority of the 1.5 million people crammed into the roughly 140 square miles of the Gaza Strip belong to families that came from towns and villages outside Gaza like Ashkelon and Beersheba. They were driven to Gaza by the Israeli Army in 1948.

Making Gaza A ‘European Ghetto’

While most Israeli leaders are resistant to fully lifting the blockade of Gaza, Avigdor Lieberman, the right-wing foreign minister, is advocating that Israel abandon the Strip to international monitoring and economic rehabilitation.  The proposal, recently leaked to the Israeli press, does not amount to freeing Gaza but rather to placing it under European sea and land inspections and a reconstruction plan.

South Africa’s lessons for Gaza

What is apartheid? As defined by the 1973 United Nations convention, apartheid is a policy of racial or ethnic segregation founded on a set of discriminatory practices that favor a specific group in order to ensure its racial supremacy over another group (“International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the crime of Apartheid,” 30 November 1973).

THE NEXT ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THE SIEGE ON GAZA

Asian activists to try to break Gaza blockade

Bigger aid flotilla to run Gaza blockade in February

‘US Boat to Gaza’ to join efforts from Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Italy, Sweden, Malaysia & the Netherlands to form the Freedom Flotilla II in March 2011

Preparing for the Next Gaza Freedom Flotilla in Canada

50 set to join Gaza aid flotilla

UPDATES FROM THE MAY 31 FLOTILLA RAID

UN Experts: Israel Flotilla Raid Broke Int’l Law

Turks take Flotilla attack case to ICC

Summary of the UN Human Rights Council’s Fact-Finding Mission Report

Free Gaza has been the only organization to send nine voyages to Gaza, successfully entering the port five times in 2008. The 6-boat flotilla was violently stopped May 31, 2010 as we and our coalition partners were trying again to break Israel’s illegal siege. That action by Israel has caused several countries to step up and start collecting money to send boats…the UK, the US, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Norway, Ireland…are all planning on sending boats in the spring of 2011.

Attached below is a three-page summary of the UN Human Rights Council Fact-Finding Mission. Read it and pass it around. It is a vitally important document for us all. Thank you for your support and your donations.

Explosive Report on Gaza Flotilla Attack Places Israel and Flotilla Narrative side-by-side

The details of those killed on the Mavi Marmara

The following appears on pages 30 and 31 of the UN report into the Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla:

Furkan Dogan, a nineteen-year old with dual Turkish and United States citizenship, was on the central area of the top deck filming with a small video camera when he was first hit with live fire. It appears that he was lying on the deck in a conscious, or semi-conscious, state for some time. In total Furkan received five bullet wounds, to the face, head, back thorax, left leg and foot. All of the entry wounds were on the back of his body, except for the face wound which entered to the right of his nose. According to forensic analysis, tattooing around the wound in his face indicates that the shot was delivered at point blank range. Furthermore, the trajectory of the wound, from bottom to top, together with a vital abrasion to the left shoulder that could be consistent with the bullet exit point, is compatible with the shot being received while he was lying on the ground on his back. The other wounds were not the result of firing in contact, near contact or close range, but it is not otherwise possible to determine the exact firing range. The wounds to the leg and foot were
most likely received in a standing position.

Ibrahim Bilgen, a 60 year old Turkish citizen, from Siirt in Turkey, was on the top deck and was one of the first passengers to be shot. He received a bullet wound to the chest, the trajectory of which was from above and not at close range. He had a further two bullet wounds to the right side of the back and right buttock, both back to front. These wounds would not have caused instant death, but he would have bled to death within a short time without medical attention. Forensic evidence shows that he was shot in the side of the head with a soft baton round at such close proximity and that an entire bean bag and its wadding penetrated the skull and lodged in the brain. He had a further bruise on the right flank consistent with another beanbag wound. The wounds are consistent with the deceased initially being shot from soldiers on board the helicopter above and receiving a further wound to the head while lying on the ground, already wounded.

Fahri Yaldiz, a 42 year old Turkish citizen from Adiyaman, received five bullet wounds, one to the chest, one to the left leg and three to the right leg. The chest wound was caused by a bullet that entered near the left nipple and hit the heart and lungs before exiting from the shoulder. This injury would have caused rapid death.

According to the pathology report, Ali Heyder Bengi, a 38 year old Turkish citizen from Diyarbakir, received six bullet wounds (one in the chest, one in the abdomen, one in the right arm, one in the right thigh and two in the left hand). One bullet lodged in the chest area. None of the wounds would have been instantly fatal, but damage to the liver caused bleeding which would have been fatal if not stemmed. There are several witness accounts which suggest that Israeli soldiers shot the deceased in the back and chest at close range while he was lying on the deck as a consequence of initial bullet wounds.

Cevdet Kiliçlar, a 38 year old Turkish citizen from Istanbul, was on the Mavi Marmara, in his capacity as a photographer employed by IHH. At the moment he was shot he was standing on the bridge deck on the port side of the ship near to the door leading to the main stairwell and was attempting to photograph Israeli soldiers on the top deck. According to the pathology reports, he received a single bullet to his forehead between the eyes. The bullet followed a horizontal trajectory which crossed the middle of the brain from front to back. He would have died instantly.

41 year old Cengiz Akyüz from Hatay and 46 year old Cengiz Songür from Izmir, both Turkish citizens, were injured on the bridge deck in close succession by live fire from above. They had been sheltering and were shot as they attempted to move inside the door leading to the stairwell. Cengiz Akyüz received a shot to the head and it is probable that he died instantly.

The pathology report shows four wounds: to the neck, face, chest and thigh. Cengiz Songür received a single bullet to the upper central thorax below the neck, shot from a high angle, which lodged in the right thoracic cavity injuring the heart and aorta. Unsuccessful efforts were made by doctors inside the ship to resuscitate him through heart massage.

Çetin Topçuoglu, a 54 year old Turkish citizen from Adana had been involved in helping to bring injured passengers inside the ship to be treated. He was also shot close to the door on the bridge deck. He did not die instantly and his wife, who was also on board the ship, was with him when he died. He was shot by three bullets. One bullet entered from the top the soft tissues of the right side of the back of the head, exited from the neck and then re-entered into the thorax. Another bullet entered the left buttock and lodged in the right pelvis. The third entered the right groin and exited from the lower back. There are indications that the victim may have been in a crouching or bending position when this wound was sustained.

The location and circumstances of the shooting and death of Necdet Yildirim, a 31 year old Turkish citizen from Istanbul, remain unclear. He was shot twice in the thorax, once from the front and once from the back. The trajectory of both bullets was from top to bottom. He also received bruises consistent with plastic bullet impact

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The Ongoing Search for 9/11/01 Truth: Update on the Investigation, Documentaries, and more

Nine years after the events of 9/11/01, the American people still do not know what happened.  There is more than enough evidence to show that the official account is impossible, and even the 9/11 Commission is dissatisfied with the investigation.

Uncovering the truth cannot turn back time or reverse the horrific crimes that have been justified by 9/11/01.  However, the truth can only help us in our struggles for freedom and liberty.  It is still important to find out what happened, and these investigations cannot be allowed to be swept under the rug.

Obama Extends Bush’s 9/11 State of Emergency

The Anniversary of 9/11

Every single news outlet should be running this article.

Corporate News Runs 9/11 Truth, AE 911Truth Conference Presents Explosive Evidence

1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11

9/11: All In One Chunk

More than 100 unanswered questions, and links to detailed timelines and investigative articles

The Complete Index to 9-11 Articles from What Really Happened.com.

September 11 Television Archive

A Succinct, Up-to-Date Account of the 9/11 Investigation

Summary:
1. The “investigation” was a sham
2. Overwhelming evidence points to the existence of multiple explosions within the buildings
3. The government and mass media continues to push lies about the subject as news and marginalize and demonize investigators
4. The 9/11 demolitions were used as the pretext to invade Iraq and Afghanistan with the next stop being and illegal war against Iran

Documentary – “Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11” 2008

Video: 9/11 Truth is Still the Issue

The Corbett Report has released an in-depth audio / visual exploration of where the 9/11 Truth Movement stands and where it is heading.

Video: Missing Links: The Definitive Truth About 9/11

EXPERTS, VICTIMS AND PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE FIGHT FOR 9/11 TRUTH

A Guide to the 9/11 Whistleblowers

Mysterious Deaths of 911 Witnesses

100 Million Americans Question or Find Fault with the Official 9/11 Story

Bob Kerrey (9/11 commission) admits 911 was Pre-Planned

FORMER FBI CHIEF SAYS 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB

Highly-Credible People Question 9/11

The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission (Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton) said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”.

Commissioned and Non-commissioned US Military Officers for 9/11 Truth

1,000 Architects & Engineers Call for a Real 9/11 Investigation

29 Structural/Civil Engineers Cite Evidence for Controlled Explosive Demolition in Destruction of All 3 WTC High-Rises on 9/11

Yet Another Congressman Questions 9/11

The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement.

Ex-Malaysian premier still says 9/11 inside job

FORMER ITALIAN PRESIDENT SAYS 9-11 SOLVED

Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.

Twelve New England towns demand 9/11 reinvestigation

Ahmadinejad Calls 9/11 ‘A Big Fabrication’

Top Construction Firm: WTC Destroyed By Controlled Demolition

Respected Middle East expert and former BBC presenter Alan Hart has broken his silence on 9/11, by revealing that the world’s most prominent civil engineering company told him directly that the collapse of the twin towers was a controlled demolition.

Speaking on the Kevin Barrett show yesterday, Hart said he thought the 9/11 attack probably started as a Muslim operation headed up by Osama Bin Laden but that the plot was subsequently hijacked and carried out by Mossad agents in collusion with elements of the CIA, adding that since its formation, Israel has penetrated every Arab government and terrorist organization.

Retired NASA Flight Director: 9/11 Aircraft Speed Is The “Elephant In The Room”

WTC 1 and 2: Justice and 9/11 Demands Accountability. Forensic Evidence Indicates Presence of Controlled Demolition Material

THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS

9/11 responders demand justice

RT filmed this emotional footage of 9/11 first responders pouring their hearts out at a speech just blocks away from where the twin towers fell. The rally was in response to Congress defeating a federal bill that would have provided billions of dollars in health care for those sickened by toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers Sept. 11, 2001.

New York City tries to have 9/11 First Responders Health Claims Dismissed

9/11 heroes likely to suffer ‘World Trade Center Cough’ for life: study

HOW AND WHY DID WTCs 1, 2 & 3 COLLAPSE?

Ground Zero EMT: We Were Told Building 7 Was to Be “Pulled”

A New Jersey EMT has gone public on how emergency workers were told that Building 7 was going to be “pulled,” before a 20 second demolition countdown broadcast over radio preceded its collapse. The ground zero rescue worker also blows the whistle on how he witnessed multiple underground support columns of the WTC towers that had been severed before the buildings imploded.

9/11 ANALYSIS: Hard evidence that all three WTC skyscrapers were destroyed by explosive controlled demolition.

New WTC 7 Video Posted on YouTube

9/11 The Smoking Gun: World Trade Center 7

‘Evidence proves 9/11 story is a lie’ Buildings Were Taken Down by Controlled Demolition

9/11/01: North Tower – Visible detonations

9/11 Firefighters: Bombs and Explosions in the WTC

Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the 9/11 Demolition

9/11 News Videos Reporting WTC Explosions

Neither Gravity nor Thermite: Video Evidence Points to High Explosives Used in the Controlled Demolition of Twin Towers

New 9/11 photos ‘prove WTC exploded from inside’

Video: Unusual Evacuations & Power-Downs before WTC 911 Demolition

9/11 Firefighters: Bombs and Explosions in the WTC

9/11/01: Controlled Demolition

Video Evidence of an Explosion at the Base of WTC 1

NEWLY RELEASED UNEDITED VIDEO REVEALS WTC 7 EXPLOSION PRECEDES COLLAPSE

New Evidence Of Controlled Demolition On 9/11

U.S. Government Lies about Molten Steel Found at Ground Zero after 9/11

WTC Towers-First Explosive, Not Implosive Controlled Demolition

Shaped Charges and the World Trade Center Collapses

Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight

At 5:21 PM on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been hit by a plane – a fact that is important because of the widespread acceptance of the idea, in spite of its scientific absurdity, that the Twin Towers collapsed because of the combined effect of the impact of the airliners plus the ensuing jet-fuel-fed fires. The collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7) thereby challenges the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center, according to which it was accomplished by al-Qaeda hijackers, even if one accepts the government’s scientifically impossible account of the Twin Towers.

Five Years After and We Still Don’t Know

In a September 1, 2006, New York Times article, “U.S. moves to debunk ‘alternative theories’ on Sept. 11 attacks”, Jim Dwyer reports that the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, disputes Professor Jones’ suggestion. NIST believes that such “enormous quantities of thermite would have to be applied to the structural columns to damage them” that engineered demolition is not feasible.

Gentle reader, note what NIST is saying. If no reasonable quantity of the explosive thermite, which is used for engineered demolition, could damage the powerful buildings, the measly energy from an airliner, a bit of jet fuel, and gravity could not have collapsed the buildings.

THE 9/11/01 HIJACKERS

CIA Ordered Visas For 15 of The 19 9/11 Hijackers in Jeddah

The 9/11 hijackers are alive

Four of the 9-11 Hijackers trained by US military!

Tracking the 19 Hijackers What are they up to now? At least 9 of them survived 9/11

ISRAELI / MOSSAD INVOLVEMENT?

Why The Military Knows Israel Did 9/11

Army War College Prof. Says Military Brass Knows Mossad Behind 911

Army War College Prof. Alan Sabrosky presents convincing evidence that CIA-Mossad carried-out 911. This echoes what the formerly Italian President and head of Italian Counter-Intelligence Francesco Cossiga said in 2007: that it is widely known among all the European intelligence community that CIA-Mossad carried-out 911.

FLASHBACK -The FBI Allowed the 1993 WTC Bombing to Happen

FLASHBACK – Art Students in WTC Connected to Israeli Intelligence Service

Video: BBC Correspondent says MOSSAD did 9/11 and Iran doesn’t want Nukes

All 9/11 Airports Serviced by One Israeli Owned Company

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11

Mossad Link To 1st WTC Bombing Raises Eyebrows

The Israeli Moles Who Controlled U.S. Defense Computers on 9/11

OTHER ASPECTS OF THE 9/11 TRUTH INVESTIGATION

9/11 Pentagon Eyewitness Accounts

The Mother of All Lies About 9/11 Barbara Olson’s “Phone Call” From Flight 77

Rumsfeld said Flight 93 shot down

Power Downs, Evacuations, Strange Events in Weeks Before 9/11

Keiser Report: 9/11 ‘Insiders’ Escaping Extradition!

SEC: Government Destroyed Documents Regarding Pre-9/11 Put Options

The 9/11 USAF Stand Down

On 9/11 the world’s only military superpower was apparently oblivious to the location of rogue airliners in it’s airspace for over an hour, and military commanders were left perplexed on how to deal with the situation of hijackers using these planes as flying bombs.  This confusion resulted in fighter jets flying around aimlessly whilst the hierarchy fully assessed what was going on, and this total lack of cohesion ultimately led to the loss of nearly 3000 lives.  All that was required to overcome America’s military might on 9/11 were 19 hijackers on 4 airliners.  Does this sound plausible to you?

THE FINAL MOMENTS OF FLIGHT 93 – A CLOSE LOOK AT THE RADIO TRAFFIC

International Center for 9/11 Studies Secures Release of Thousands of Photos and Videos from NIST

How NORAD Radar Screens Displayed False Tracks All Through the 9/11 Attacks

The Shanksville Deception of 9-11

Something incredibly ugly happened to Flight 93 over rural Pennsylvania on 9-11. A mass murder atrocity could explain why the public was deceived into thinking that a small crater was the crash site while the bodies of the victims and wreckage were actually being picked up from the real debris field hundreds of meters away in the dark woods. How many victims were there anyway? Two hundred? Why was the wreckage of Flight 93 kept hidden?

Senior BBC Mideast Correspondent: “Here’s what may have REALLY happened on 9/11”!

Regarding 9/11, Hart suggested that while there may have been some original terrorist plot conceived by fellow-travelers of Osama Bin Laden, the Israeli Mossad, with its near-total penetration of Middle Eastern governments and terrorist groups alike, would have quickly detected and hijacked the operation to its own ends, orchestrating a spectacularly successful attack on America designed to be blamed on its Arab and Muslim enemies. Hart added that the Mossad operation that became 9/11 would have been aided and abetted by certain corrupt American leaders.

9/11 third tower mystery ‘solved’

Washington Times Questions Inaccuracies In 9/11 Story

FEMA was in New York the Night Before 9/11

Colleen Rowley: Minders Ensured She Didn’t Say Anything About 9/11 the FBI Didn’t WANT Told, Even to Government Officials With Top Security Clearance

FBI whistleblower Colleen Rowley says in a new interview that she was “minded” during her testimony to the Joint Intelligence Committee investigation of 9/11. Specifically, she said that “FBI minders” listened to her every word, to trail her and make sure that she didn’t tell government personnel with top secret clearance even higher than her own anything which the FBI did not want to be told.  While this might sound fantastic, it is nothing new.  Rowley said the same had happened to Daniel Ellsberg went to members of Congress with the Pentagon papers.

Government Warned 9/11 Commission ‘Not To Cross The Line’

Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Tenet told Hamilton and Kean not to pursue questioning of terror patsies

Mainstream 9/11: The Art of Overlooking the Obvious

WTC Building 7 Exposed to One Million New Yorkers

Renewed search for 9/11 remains in New York

Further details on command and control system used to coordinate 9/11 incident

Who Told Giuliani the WTC was Going to Collapse on 9/11? (updated)

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News on UN Probe of Israeli Attack on Mavi Marmara

UN experts end Jordan probe of Israeli flotilla raid

Zoabi, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara, told the inquiry on Tuesday the Israeli commandos had a “licence to kill.” “I told the UN investigators in Amman that the Israeli attack was violent from the start and that the Israelis had a clear licence to kill, and they did not even try to avoid the bloodshed,” the Israeli MP told AFP.

“I sensed that the investigators were serious about the probe. They asked clear questions and I gave them clear answers. I stressed that the Israeli commandos wanted to kill the activists, who were unarmed,”” she added.

Investigating the Freedom Flotilla Attack

On June 2, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) approved formation of an international committee (like the Goldstone Commission) to probe the Flotilla attack, saying it will include lawyers and international law and human rights experts, its findings to be presented in September (during the Council’s three week session in Geneva) after visiting Gaza and contacting Israel, Turkey, Greece, and the Freedom Flotilla coalition.

UN: Israel Not Cooperating in Flotilla Probe

Israel threatens to pull out of UN’s Gaza probe

PM to quit UN panel if soldiers probed

Barak contradicts Netanyahu’s testimony on flotilla

Israeli DM: Aid Ship’s Goal Is to Help ‘Kill Israeli Civilians’

Activists on Mavi Marmara Fired First, Israeli Military Chief Says

Uribe’s appointment to flotilla probe guarantees its failure

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