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Israel to evict 100 Palestinians in Jerusalem

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Ma’an News – Around 100 Palestinian Bedouins could be homeless by the end of the week after Israeli authorities issued eviction orders to 20 families in northeast Jerusalem, their lawyer said Wednesday.

An Israeli court initially ordered the families, from the al-Arara tribe, to leave their land in Jaba within three days, but the lawyer managed to delay the order for 15 days, which will run out this week, he told a news conference in Jerusalem.

Jaba borders Adam, an illegal Jewish settlement, which the families say Israel plans to expand onto their land.

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UK paper publishes anti-Israel cartoon on Holocaust day

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Apparently UK’s The Sunday Times published an anti-Israel cartoon on Holocaust day. The cartoon seems to depict Israel’s prime minister, Benjamim Netanyahu, paving a wall with blood, the blood of Palestinians.

The cartoon apeared in the paper on Sunday and was drawn by cartoonist Gerald Scarfe with a caption thet read “Israeli elections- will cementing peace continue?”

European Jewish Congress President, Dr. Moshe Kantor, stated that “This cartoon would be offensive at any time of the year, but to publish it on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is sickening and expresses a deeply troubling mindset. This insensitivity demands an immediate apology from both the cartoonist and the paper’s editors.”

The Holocaust was a terrible tradegy, it was. However, currently the Jews are doing to the Palestinians what was done to them. The Palestinians are experiencing their own Holocaust, therefore I do not find this cartoon to be offensive, not one bit.

In fact, rather than being offensive, this cartoon speaks the truth. It shows how Benjamin Netanyahu is a hypocrite. His people endured pain and suffering during World War 2 and now he is inflicting the same, if not worse, pain and suffering among millions of innocent Palestinians.

The only reason anyone would find this cartoon “offensive” is because it speaks the truth and they are denying the truth.

Let us not forget that the Palestinians are suffering just as the Jews did.

We learn about the Holocaust year after year in school, yet we never learn about the present day Holocaust occuring in Palestine.

It’s time for some change.


Soldiers Invade Mosque In East Jerusalem

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IMEMC – Sunday at night – January 27, Israeli soldiers broke into a mosque in the Al-Ezariyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, searched it and detained dozens of worshipers.

Local sources reported that the army invaded the Al-Morabetean mosque after surrounding it, and prevented the worshipers from leaving for a few hours.

Later on, the soldiers also inspected the ID cards of the worshipers , and also searched them after forcing them to stand against the wall outside of the mosque.

The army said that the soldiers conducted a search campaign in the area after an Israeli settlers bus came under fire leading to damages but no injuries.

The army claimed that the attack took place near Hizma Palestinian village, northeast of occupied Jerusalem, and added that two rounds have been fired at the bus; no arrests were made until the time of this report.

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Cartoon by cartoonist Carlos Latuff

Cartoon by cartoonist Carlos Latuff

Israel is always claiming that they only target “terrorists” in order to “defend” themselves when in reality they are willing to kill anyone. It’s like a game for them. A disgusting and inhumane act that the world continues to ignore.


Extremists Attack Arab Children In Jerusalem For Boarding Israeli Bus

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IMEMC – Last Sunday, and following the end of a normal school day in Jerusalem, a number of Arab Palestinian schoolchildren from Jerusalem (around age 12) boarded an Israeli bus while heading home; a number of adult Israeli extremists started insulting the children, and one of them spit a gum he was chewing on a child’s face.

Israeli paper, Haaretz, reported that after the Palestinian children boarded the bus, two settlers “noticed” that the children were speaking in Arabic, and started cursing at them, insulting them and one of the settlers even spit a gum, he was chewing, in the face of one of the children.

The Arab children study at a Jerusalem school attended by both Arab and Jewish students.

After the two settlers left the bus, a settler woman started harassing the children, cursing at them and uttered a number of racist statements against the Arabs and Palestinians.

The settler woman did not only use words to show her racist nature against the Palestinians, but even physically attacked one of the children by grabbing her hair and pulling it.

The bus driver then stopped his bus, and demanded the settler woman to leave, and when she refused he called the police who detained her.

Haaretz said that “Ayyoub”, the father of the child, said that his daughter goes to school through Jewish neighborhoods every single school day, and that she is repeatedly subject to verbal insults, but this time extremists decided to move to physical assault.

The father added that, in the latest bus incident, only one Israeli man stood up for the children, and prevented a more serious attack against them.

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Israeli Bulldozers Remove Large Areas of Ma’man-Allah (Mamanullah) Graveyard

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IMEMC – Monday January 21, The Al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage reported that Israeli bulldozers removed and bulldozed large areas of the lands of the Mananullah historic Islamic graveyard, in occupied Jerusalem, as part of Israel’s plan to build the so-called “Museum Of Tolerance”.

The foundation said that the bulldozer dug the land as deep as 15 meters (49.21 feet) in preparation for the construction of the museum, a coffee shop and a warehouse on 25 Dunams (6.17 Acres).

In a press release, the foundation said that the work is being conducted by the Israeli government and an American organization called the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

The foundation added that several Israeli companies are part of the work that also includes building a coffee shop on another section of the graveyard.

A section of the graveyard is now being used as a warehouse for storing construction materials and tools. Several graves and gravestones have been already destroyed and removed.

Engineer Zakki Ighbariyya, head of the Al-Aqsa Foundation, called on the international community to act and stop the Israeli violation, especially since Israel is destroying the ancient historic Islamic site in order to build the “Museum of Tolerance”.

Several historic Islamic figures, Muslim residents of Jerusalem and mullahs have been buried in the Mamanullah graveyard starting around 1400 years ago.

The Al-Aqsa foundation said that the Israeli destruction of the historic graveyard is part of ongoing serious Israeli violations, and crimes, against the Palestinians, their history and heritage in the land of Palestine.

The violations against the graveyard started after Israel was established in the historic land of Palestine in 1948, the foundation added.

It is worth mentioning that Israel has already destroyed most of the ancient graves, and that the original size of the graveyard used to be around 200 Dunams.

The graves have been replaced with coffee shops, a public yard, and Israel also installed sewage pipelines, electricity and water systems, and roads.

On June 25 2012, Israeli bulldozers removed and destroyed several graves in the cemetery as part of the Israeli plan to build the Museum.

On July 13 2012, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that Israel approved the building on top of a Muslim burial site. The plan was the subject of a lengthy legal battle brought by Palestinians, some of whom have family buried in the proposed site.

The Israeli Interior Ministry has given the go ahead for construction of “Museum Of Tolerance” on the site of the ancient Muslim burial ground.

The path to starting the construction had been cleared following a 2008 Israeli court decision that the site was: “No longer a burial ground.”

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“The ‘civilized’ world’s silence is more deafening than the explosions covering the city like a shroud of death and terror.”

– Vittorio Arrigoni on the world’s silence of Israel’s inhumane war crimes during Operation Cast Lead


Israeli army ‘provoked Palestinian teenager and then shot him’

A Palestinian schoolboy killed by Israeli gunfire near the West Bank separation barrier had been reacting to insults shouted by soldiers with loudhailers before he was shot, eyewitnesses have said.

Sidiqya Khalaf Awad holds a portrait of her 16-year-old son Samir

Sidiqya Khalaf Awad holds a portrait of her 16-year-old son Samir

The claim contradicts an account given by the Israeli army, which says 16-year-old Samir Awad was shot after cutting through a section of the security fence as he tried “infiltrate into Israel”.

The teenager died on Tuesday after being shot three times. He was hit from behind as he was running away from Israeli troops in the village of Boudrous, according to his family. Doctors at Ramallah Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, said he had suffered gunshot wounds to his neck, leg and torso.

An Israeli Defence Forces spokesman said the shooting happened after soldiers initiated “standard rules of engagement”, which include live fire, to respond to such incidents.

That was challenged on Wednesday by Samir Awad’s family, teachers and school friends, who said he had approached the fence only after being incited by Israeli troops, who had used loudspeakers to provoke pupils at Boudrous Secondary School, which sits 200 yards away, into a confrontation.

“They were shouting, ‘Come dogs, Come to the wall,” 10-year-old Khaled Shaheen told The Daily Telegraph. “They were also calling us sons-of-bitches and saying your mothers are dogs and adulteresses. They were shouting on the loudspeakers before Samir left his class.

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“When he came out of class, he and four friends told us younger children to stay inside the schoolyard while they approached the soldiers at the fence.”

His description was confirmed by several older pupils at the school, who said the soldiers uttered other obscenities they were reluctant to repeat.

An Arab language teacher, Nader Shalash, 37, said shouted insults from the army patrols were a daily occurrence.

“They went to say to the pupils, ‘We are here. Come and get a bit of trouble’,” said Mr Shalash, who described the teenager as intelligent and a

good student. “Some of the soldiers are Druze and some are Jewish. They also play loud music. We built a wall and fence around the school and also erected three gates which we keep locked during school hours because we don’t want any provocations. However, they happen.”

Family and friends say Samir was running away from the security barrier after soldiers fired tear gas. As he tried to head towards the school, he was intercepted by two other soldiers who had been hiding in a trench dug by the Jordanian army during the 1967 Six-Day War.

While his friends managed to get away, Samir’s escape route was cut off, forcing him to run back towards the barrier. It was at that point he was shot, witnesses say.

The incident happened shortly before 10am on Tuesday just after the teenager had finished a midterm science exam.

The Israeli human rights group, B’tselem, say the Israeli soldiers called for an ambulance but apparently did not administer treatment. They left the scene when villagers, including Samir’s brother, Jibril, arrived and carried him away.

Last night the IDF said it could not comment on the allegations of incitement as an investigation was underway into the shooting which is beign carried out by the military police.

On Wednesday, as the Awad family observed three days of mourning, The Daily Telegraph witnessed further confrontations in the area between the school and the security barrier. Israeli soldiers fired rounds of tear gas after several Palestinian youths approached the barrier, which consists entirely of fencing in the region around Boudrous.

The village achieved fame after being the first West Bank village to organise regular protests against the barrier, eventually succeeding in getting its route changed. The Awad family say they lost five acres of land to the barrier’s construction and that four of Samir’s brothers have been wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk


Army Demolishes Bab Al-Shams

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IMEMC – Late on Wednesday at night, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by military bulldozers, attacked and demolished the Bab Al-Shams Palestinian village established by nonviolent activists on Palestinian lands Israel considers as “E1” area, and wants to build Jewish settlements on it.

The soldiers removed the tents after sealing the area and declaring it a closed military zone.

Palestinian nonviolent activist, Ali Obeidat, told the Maan News Agency, that a large number of soldiers were deployed in the area, Wednesday, and sealed it and declaring it a closed military zone.

Obeidat said that the soldiers placed cement blocks on main roads, and by evening hours Wednesday, several military bulldozers were on the scene.

Activist Mahmoud Zawahra stated that the Palestinians will rebuild Bab Al-Shams, and added that “Israel will soon be surprised to see each removed tent reinstalled”, and stated that the Palestinians are practicing their legitimate right in their own land.

The army demolished the village after the Israeli High Court removed an injunction that prevented the army from demolishing and removing the tents installed by the Palestinians, and issue that granted the army a green light to act against the village and remove it instead of just removing the activists.

On Sunday at dawn, January 13, thousands of Israeli soldiers and policemen attacked the Bab Al-Shams Palestinian village, and forcibly removed dozens of activists loading them onto buses; several injuries were reported. The detained activists were released later on.

Two days ago, Palestinian medical sources reported that at least 11 nonviolent peace activists, and 7 reporters, have been injured when Israeli soldiers attacked a group of activists trying to reach the Bab Al-Shams, several activists have been kidnapped.

Bab Al-Shams was established in response to the illegitimate Israeli decision to build thousands of units for Jewish settlers in the “E1” area in occupied East Jerusalem, by illegally confiscating thousands of Dunams of Palestinian lands.

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Several Farmers Injured After Being Attacked By Settlers Near Bethlehem

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IMEMC – The Radio Bethlehem 2000 reported, Tuesday, that several Palestinian farmers, from Tequa’ village, east of Bethlehem, were injured after being attacked by a group of extremist settlers as they were heading to their lands.

Head of the Tequa’ Village Council , Taiseer Abu Mfarrih, stated that several members of the As-Sabah family were violently attacked and beaten by extremist settlers as they entered their own lands, close to the Nokadim illegal settlement, built on privately-owned lands that belong to the villagers.

Abu Mfarrih added that the settlers placed a mobile home and a barn for their sheep, in the land of As-Sabah family.

The residents saw the settlers in their lands and asked them to leave, but the settlers refused and attacked them.

Abu Mfarrih further stated that Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene, and fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at several farmers in the area leading to more injuries.

Source: http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org


Israeli Soldiers Attack, Evict, Bab Al-Shams, Arrest Dozens

Still From Palestine TV Live Stream

Still From Palestine TV Live Stream

IMEMC – Thousands of Israeli soldiers and policemen attacked, on Saturday at dawn, the Bab Al-Shams Palestinian village, installed east of in occupied East Jerusalem, and forcibly removed dozens of activists loading them into buses.

The soldiers dragged several activists into the ground, attacked reporters and journalist and declared the area as a closed military zone, several injuries were reported.

The Israeli decision to evacuate the village came, on Saturday, through a direct order issued by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his right-wing fundamentalist cabinet.

Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that by midnight Saturday, the order was signed by Osnat Mandel, head of the Israeli High Court division of the Justice Ministry, under the claimed that “the people and the tends must be removed due to security considerations”.

The Israeli Police said that the eviction order, issued by the court, prohibits the army from removing the tens, but orders the removal of the people staying there.

Also, the so-called Israeli Civil Administration Office, run by the occupation in the West bank, claimed that the Palestinian tent village “was installed on state land”.

But four Bedouin families living in the area confirmed that they own the land, and even showed deeds proving ownership.

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative, who was also at the Palestinian village, stated that hundreds of Israeli soldiers invaded the village after surrounding it, and attacked the nonviolent activists camped there, and started kidnapping them.

The soldiers violently attacked the residents, including journalists, elderly and women, and dragged several resident onto the ground.

The soldiers repeatedly interrupted the work of local reporters, flashing their lights onto the camera, and pushing the reporters away, and dragged dozens of activists into buses that were brought by the army to the area.

On Saturday evening, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered the army “to remove the Palestinians and their supporters from the Palestinian outpost” that was installed on privately-owned Palestinian lands to send a message to Israel and the entire world that this land is the land of Palestine, and the Palestinian people have the right to inhabit it.

The army installed dozens of roadblocks around the area to prevent Palestinian traffic and surrounded the Bab Al-Shams where around 200 activists installed around 20 tents declaring the Bab Al-Shams Palestinian village, in the area were Israeli illegally declared it intends to build thousands of homes for Jewish settlers, east of occupied east Jerusalem.

The Israeli decision to build the illegal settlements in the occupied state of Palestine came after the Palestinians managed to obtain an observer state status at the UN – General Assembly.

The Israeli decision was met with international condemnation, but the settler-led government of Benjamin Netanyahu, approved the illegal settlement project.

The so-called E1 settlement project aims at linking the Maale Adumim illegal settlement, where 35000 reside, with occupied East Jerusalem, thus illegally confiscating Palestinian lands and blocking geographical continuity in the occupied West Bank.

This illegal Israeli project would divide the West Bank into two parts, and would completely isolate it from occupied East Jerusalem, an issue that would prevent the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.

Abdullah Abu Rahma, a Palestinian nonviolent activist from the West Bank village on Bil’in, who was also detained when the army attacked and evicted Bab Al-Shams, stated that this village is on private Palestinian land, and that the Palestinians are not invading anybody’s property, as they are establishing a village in the land of Palestine.

“We tied our hands, chained ourselves with each other to prevent the soldiers from removing us”, Abu Rahma said, “The Soldiers violently attacked us, beat us, and injured at least 10”

He added that there will be more nonviolent activities, and that the struggle for Bab Al-Shams, the nonviolent struggle for the liberation of Palestine will continue as the Palestinians are practicing their internationally-guaranteed right.

It is worth mentioning that the Palestine TV was live streaming from Bab Al-Shams, and the army repeatedly tried to interrupt the stream, pushing the reporters, and using large flashlight, pointing them against the camera to disrupt the images.

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Netanyahu receives letters from more than 700 Jewish clergy protesting settlement expansion

Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and J Street activists outside the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem after submitting letters.

Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and J Street activists outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem after submitting letters.

More than 700 letters drafted by Jewish rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical students around the world express fears the E-1 plans will be ‘final blow to a peaceful solution’ and also voice concern that it ‘damages the critical relationship between Israel and the United States.

Haaretz – A group of American rabbinical students studying in Israel delivered a stack of over 700 letters to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office in Jerusalem on Monday morning. Signed by rabbis, cantors, as well as rabbinical and cantorial students from around the world, the letter was written in protest of Israel’s recently announced plans to expand construction in the E-1 area of the West Bank.

The letter, a joint initiative undertaken by Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, J Street, and Americans for Peace Now, is an attempt to inform Netanyahu of concern over settlement expansion among Jewish spiritual leaders outside Israel.

The letter affirmed the leaders’ commitment to Israel, stating that “all of us believe that the ultimate safety and security of Israel as a Jewish state will depend on reaching a peace agreement that also allows Palestinians to live safely and securely in their own state,” read the letter.

“We fear that building settlements in E1 would be the final blow to a peaceful solution. If Israel builds in E1, it will cut East Jerusalem off from its West Bank surroundings and effectively bifurcate the West Bank. In doing so, E1 will literally represent an obstacle to a two-state solution,” continued the petition.

The students, joined by J Street activists in Israel, were met with confusion from the security officials at the Prime Minister’s Office, who did not know exactly how to handle the stack of letters. Eventually the letters were accepted, and promises to pass them along were made.

The effort to collect signatures from Jewish clergy started about two weeks ago, according to Yael Patir, the director of Israel programs for J Street. “We waited to achieve a critical mass before sending the letter,” says Patir, “as every attempt to get a meeting with someone inside the office failed.”

Patir pointed out that while the ultimate goal is to reach Netanyahu himself, copies of the letter were simultaneously being delivered to the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. and the White House, to make the U.S. government aware of the effort as well. The protest letter also mentions the connection between Israel and the U.S. “As American rabbis and cantors, we also fear that construction in E1 damages the critical relationship between Israel and the United States.”

The rabbinical students, studying at various institutions in the United States and in Israel – and some of whom are participants in RHR-NA’s year-in-Israel program – were enthusiastic about the effort. “These are values I believe in, Jewish values,” said Kerry Chaplin, from Los Angeles, when asked why she became involved with Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, and specifically this project. Chaplin is spending the year studying at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

After she delivered the letters, Marisa James, a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia , said “It makes me happy they accepted the letter. God willing it will get to someone who will read it and pass it along.”

Source: http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org


A Palestinian Arab and an American Jew

Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel protesting in front of the Israeli Consulate in London, 1973

Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel protesting in front of the Israeli Consulate in London, 1973


Snow covers much of Palestine

Snow covers the Dome of the Rock in in Jerusalem's Old City on January 10, 2013 (AMMAR AWAD -REUTERS)

Snow covers the Dome of the Rock in in Jerusalem’s Old City on January 10, 2013 (AMMAR AWAD -REUTERS)

A general view of the snow covered West Bank city of Nablus, taken from a hillside overlooking the city during snowy weather, on 10 January 2013. (ALAA BADARNEH - EPA)

A general view of the snow covered West Bank city of Nablus, taken from a hillside overlooking the city during snowy weather, on 10 January 2013. (ALAA BADARNEH – EPA)

Snow falls a an ultra-orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Bernat Armangue - AP)

Snow falls a an ultra-orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (Bernat Armangue – AP)

Christian nuns walking nearby some palm trees covered in snow near outside the Old City walls of Jerusalem near the the Damascus Gate, 10 January 2013. (JIM HOLLANDER - EPA)

Christian nuns walking nearby some palm trees covered in snow near outside the Old City walls of Jerusalem near the the Damascus Gate, 10 January 2013. (JIM HOLLANDER – EPA)

Flamingos are seen in their snow-covered enclosure in Jerusalem's Biblical Zoo January 10, 2013. (RONEN ZVULUN - REUTERS)

Flamingos are seen in their snow-covered enclosure in Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo January 10, 2013. (RONEN ZVULUN – REUTERS)

Palestinians play in the snow next to Israel's apartheid wall

Palestinians play in the snow next to Israel’s apartheid wall

A snowman wearing a Palestinian flag scarf in front of the Dome of Rock

A snowman wearing a Palestinian flag scarf in front of the Dome of Rock


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Israeli Soldiers Attack, Arrest Palestinian Youths Playing With Snow In Jerusalem

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, reported that Israeli soldiers violently attacked and arrested several Palestinians playing with snow, which has been blanketing much of Palestine for some time now.

The clashes occured when extremist Israeli settlers began to throw rocks at the local Palestinian youths who were playing in the snow. The settlers were also shouting and cursing at the youths as well as chanting anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, and anti-Muslim slogans.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that the current situation in the area is tensed as dozens of settlers and soldiers are still in the streets, and that the Palestinians were forcibly removed.

The center also added that several members of the Israeli Internal Security were also deployed in the area ordering the local Palestinians to leave; the extremist Israeli settlers were not ordered to leave.

This sort of behavior is nothing new to Silwan, which is frequently directly impacted by Israel’s illegal settlement activites. There has been multiple incidents of Israeli soldiers attacking and kidnapping residents, including children. Extremist settlers are also responsible for dozens of attacks against the residents, their homes and property.

The Wadi Hilweh Center recently reported that Israeli soldiers and policemen kidnapped in the last 6 months more than 350 Palestinians in Jerusalem, including dozens of youth and children, and 13 women.


Zionists are the present day Nazis

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It’s simple.
The Jews are doing to the Palestinians what the Germans did to them.
Zionists are the present day Nazis.
Zionism is Fascism.
They’re doing to Palestinians what was done to them.
The only difference is that this has been going on for 65 years.


Israeli solder with Arab-sounding name accuses El Al, an Israeli airline, of discrimination

A Jewish Israeli soldier is demanding an apology from El Al Airlines, claiming he was humiliated by security staff at the Brussels airport because he has an Arab-sounding name.

In November, Asaf Abudy was on his way to board a flight back to Israel from Belgium where he had been for 5 days representing Israel in a horseback-riding competition.

Once arriving at the airport Abudy says that the was separated from the other passengers and subsequently treated rudely and with no respect. He also upholds that some of the contents of his luggage went missing as well.

Avi Abudi, the Asaf Abudy’s father, told Haaretz that he believes his son, who is Jewish, was treated so badly because of his Arab-sounding name, specifically last name.

Asaf Abudy’s lawyer, Lior Har-Zvi, wrote to the airline following the incident stating that his client had very well made it clear to airline personnel that he was an Israeli Defense Force solder who was in the middle of his army service and that he was in Belgium representing Israel in a horseback-riding competition.

The letter read:

“Our client was taken by your company’s representative to an isolated area of the Brussels airport, and during the entire time he was held in the isolated area he was prevented from using the restroom, as if he was a dangerous detainee or someone accused of a serious crime.”

The soldier said he was held in an area with two other passengers who were speaking Arabic, and that he was later led onto the plane by security personnel shortly before takeoff.

It was later, when he arrived in Israel, that he noticed that some of his riding gear was missing from his luggage.

El Al responded that, although it regrets any distress caused to the passenger, it conducts security arrangements according to procedures set by the Israeli government.

It then added that any “special scrutiny” is based on professional criteria and is not meant to offend any particular passenger.

The airline also claimed that in Abudi’s case procedure required that he be subjected to additional security measures as part of routine security sampling.

Source: http://www.Haaretz.com


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Terrorists

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Benjamin Netanyahu is a terrorist.


A look back at Operation Cast Lead: The five sisters who were killed why sleeping

I made a post on the fourth anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, in my post I named the 352 innocent children who were killed during this Israeli massacre on Gaza. Now, if you look at the list of names you will see that the first five names are those of 4 year old Jawaher Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha, 7 year old Dena Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha, 12 year old Samar Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha, 13 year old Ekram Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha, and 17 year old Tahreer Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha. Just like every other name on this list, these sisters have a terrible and heart wrenching story.

At aproximately 10 P.M. on Sunday, December 28th, 2008 electricity was cut off in Jabalia Refugee Camp, located in the north of the Gaza Strip. At the time, the 9 children of the Ba’lousha family and their parents were all at home.

The sound of jet aircrafts and drones could be hear flying overhead. Everyone was in a complete state of terror, not knowing what was next. “We could hear explosions and were all terrified. I told my girls to go to sleep to relieve them from the tension” recalls the mother, 35 year old Samira. Samira them went to her bedroom which she shared with her husband, Anwar, one year old son, Mohammad, and 13-day-old baby daughter, Bara’a.

The Ba’lousha house was located next door to the Imad Aqel Mosque, in the centre of the densely crowded camp. Several hours later, at around midnight on Monday December 29th 2008, a missile struck the Mosque, destroying it completely and damaging the surrounding houses, many of which had asbestos roofs.

‘I woke and saw the roof and walls of my house falling,’ recalls Samira. When she awoke Samira was wounded and covered in stones and sand “When I woke, I looked around and could only see dust. I was covered in stones and sand; I could hardly breathe. My husband Anwar was also covered in stones and sand. I then heard the screams of my baby daughter, Bara’a. I started removing stones from my body and managed to stand up. I rushed over to where the cot was and started to remove the rubble. Bara’a’s cot was upside down and formed a kind of protective tent. I picked up Bara’a and passed her to Anwar, whose face was covered in blood. I then looked for Mohammad but could not find him. A wall had fallen on where his mattress had been. I then heard Mohammad screaming from under the rubble and started to dig him out. When I found him his head was covered in blood.”

Samira handed Mohammad to a rescue worker and then went in search of her seven daughters. “I went to their bedroom, but there was no room, all the walls had collapsed. The room where my girls had been sleeping was not there. The ground was covered with wood, stones and asbestos. I started to scream.”

A neighbour helped Samira to an ambulance and she was taken to Kamal Edwan Hospital to be treated for her injuries. While she was in hospital Samira was informed that five of her daughters had been killed.

She would never again see her 4 year old daughter Jawaher, 7 year old daughter Dena, 12 year old daughter Samar, 13 year old daughter Ekram, or 17 year old daughter Tahreer.

Bara’a, Samira and Anwar’s 13 day old daughter, was the only member of the family to escape injury.

On December 30th a field worker from DCI-Palestine visited the survivng members of the Ba’lousha family wha had moved in with relatives 200 meters away from their destroyed home. During the visit there was an air raid and an explosion near by in which Anwar looked up toward the sky and started screaming, ‘do you want to kill my remaining children?’ and began weeping.

4 year old Jawaher Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha.

4 year old Jawaher Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha.

4 year old Jawaher Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha.

4 year old Jawaher Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha.


Remembering Operation Cast Lead 4 Years Later

December 27, 2012 is the fourth anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, a 3-week armed conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israeli and Palestinian militants which started on December 27, 2008 and ended on January 18th 2009 in which 13 Israelis died and anywhere between 1,166 and 1,417 Palestinians died.

Now, let’s take a moment and look at those numbers again, 13 ISRAELIS AND ANYWHERE BETWEEN 1,166 and 1,417 PALESTINIANS.

13 verses anywhere between 1,166 and 1,417…
The fact that many people continue to call the Palestinians terrorists is absolutely disgusting and repulsive and it is quite clear that those who do choose to call the Palestinians terrorists are eating what many of the biased, false, racist, and ignorant news reports and channels are feeding them.

Operation Cast lead, which was the name given to the massacre by the Israeli Military, is also referred to as the Gaza War, Battle of al-Furqan, and the Gaza Massacre.

So what exactly happened during Operation Cast Lead, in which ONLY 13 ISRAELIS and anywhere between 1,166 and 1,417 PALESTINIANS DIED?

Israel had been planning for a military operation as early as six months before the conflict by collecting intelligence on potential and future targets. The Israeli Military partook in a disinformation campaign in which they gave Hamas a false sense of security, thus allowing the Israeli Military to take the Palestinians by surprise, thereby increasing militant casualties.

At 11:30 am on December 27th, 2008 Israel launched the campaign titled Operation Cast Lead. The massacre of innocent Palestinians began with airstrikes in which F-16 fighter jets and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters simultaneously struck 100 preplanned targets within a span of 220 seconds. Thirty minuters later, a second wave of 60 jets and helicopters struck an additional 60 targets. These air strikes hit Hamas headquarters, government offices and 24 police stations. An Israeli UAV airstike on the police headquarters of Gaza City killed 40 people, including police cadets at their graduation ceremony.

Israeli F-16I of the 107th Squadron preparing for take-off

Israeli F-16I of the 107th Squadron preparing for take-off

At least 225-230 Palestinians were killed and more than 700 injured on the first day of the air strikes, the deceased and injured included civilians and children. Human rights groups noted that the attacks began around the time children were leaving school. This Israeli attack was the deadliest one-day toll in 60 years of conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, a day that came to be called the Massacre of Black Saturday by Palestinians in Gaza.

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni told reporters that Israel would strike all targets associated with what she called the “illegitimate, terrorist government of Hamas.”

What I do not understand is how innocent children and civilians are associated with “illegitimate” terrorist governments. Israel will come up with the most pathetic excuses just to get away with the killing of Palestinians.

Hamas responded with a rocket barrage on Southern Israel, and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip kept Southern Israel under constant rocket fire during the entire war. Beersheba suffered two rocket attacks, the farthest Palestinian rockets had ever reached. Palestinian rocket fire killed three Israeli civilians and one soldier in the early days of the conflict.

What people must understand is that these rockets that Hamas retaliates with, in order to defend the Palestinians, are home made, cheap, and weak items of weaponry that do not cause much damage. Now, Israel recieves MILLIONS of dollars per day in military aid from the United States, therefore, are equipted with much fancier and sophisticated machinery used to kill innocent Palestinians who have home made rockets and rocks to defend themselves with.

In the weeks following the initial air raids Israeli F-16Is, AH-64 Apaches, and many other weapons of destruction continued to target Palestinian territories, killing thousands.

Quick timeline of major events during the massacre:

December 27: Israel begins assault on Gaza, codenamed “Operation Cast Lead”, by launching air raids that kill more than 225 Palestinians.

December 28: Israeli aircraft bomb the Islamic University in Gaza City and the length of the Gaza-Egypt border, taking out more than 40 tunnels used to smuggle vital goods to the strip.

December 29: Israeli air strikes hit the interior ministry in Gaza City as Israel declares a “closed military zone” around the Gaza strip.

December 30: Rockets fired from Palestinian positions kill three Israelis, taking the death toll from Palestinian rocket attacks to four since the beginning of the Israeli offensive.

January 3: As Israel begins its ground offensive in Gaza, at least 11 Palestinians, including one child, are killed after Israeli forces strike a mosque in the town of Beit Lahiya.

January 4: The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, pledges an additional $4.2 million of emergency aid for Gaza and calls on Israel to respect international law. An Israeli air strike hits two ambulances in Gaza, killing four paramedics.

January 5: Air and naval bombardments kill 45 Palestinians.

January 6: An Israeli strike on a UN school in the northern town of Jabaliya kills 43 Palestinians and injures at least 100 who had taken refuge inside the school… Once again allow us to keep in mind that Israel only targeted those who were involved in “illegitimate” terrorist activity…yet I’m still trying to understand how children at school are terrorists.
Israeli strikes hit two other schools, killing two in the southern town of Khan Younis and three in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City.

January 7: 11 Palestinians are killed by air strikes and shelling in Gaza City and in the north of the Strip. Also the first day of Israel’s “humanitarian cease fire.”

January 8: The UN’s refugee organisation in Gaza suspends all aid deliveries after an Israeli tank attacks a UN convoy, killing one Palestinian driver and injuring two other people.
Israeli bulldozers cross into Gaza and destroy a number of houses.
At least three rockets fired from Lebanon hit the northern Israeli town of Nahariya.
The UN Security Council passes resolution, with 14 votes in favour and only the US abstaining, that “stresses the urgency of and calls for an immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire, leading to the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza”.

January 9: Israeli attacks continue in Gaza soon after passing of UN resolution, with a series of explosions and gunfire heard.
Six Palestinians reportedly killed in an air strike in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to around 770, including more than 200 children, since the Israeli offensive began.

January 10: Israel drops leaflets on Gaza City warning of a “new phase” in its two-week-old offensive.
Eight family members are killed by an Israeli tank shell in Jabaliya, raising the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to 831 people.
Khalid Meshaal, the exiled political leader of Hamas, says that Israel must halt the Gaza offensive and lift the blockade before Hamas agrees to a ceasefire deal.

January 11: Israel is accused of firing white phosphorous bombs on densely-populated Gaza in violation of international law.

January 12: The toll rises to 935 Palestinians killed and 4,300 wounded. At least 25,000 people in Gaza are internally displaced but are unable to flee because crossing points remain closed.

Explosion in Gaza, January 12, 2009

Explosion in Gaza, January 12, 2009

January 13: Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, the president of the UN General Assembly, condemns the offensive and says the killing of Palestinians in Gaza amounts to “genocide”.

January 14: The number of Palestinians killed exceeds 1,000 as the UN’s aid agency in Gaza urges an end to the fighting, calling the war “a test of our humanity”.
Venezuela and Bolivia sever diplomatic ties with Israel, calling the onslaught on Gaza a “holocaust”. Bolivia pledges to get Israeli officials charged in the International Criminal Court with committing “genocide”.

January 15: Israeli shells hit a UN warehouse setting fire to tonnes of food and medical supplies, as well as three hospitals as troops advance into Gaza City.
The UN General Assembly accuses Israel of violating international law and targeting civilians in Gaza, and rebukes member-states for the lack of action over the crisis.

January 17: More than 50 air strikes are carried out in Gaza and heavy explosions are heard south of Gaza City.
Israeli warships and tanks enter the outskirts of Gaza City, keep lobbying shells into the densely populated urban area.
Fifteen Palestinians are killed in the Gaza Strip.
United Nations demands an investigation into an Israeli strike on a UN school in the northern town of Beit Lahiya. Two children, aged five and seven, are killed in the attack.

January 20: Amnesty International, the human rights group, accuses Israel of war crimes, saying its use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated areas of the Gaza Strip was indiscriminate and illegal.

Due to the number of civilian casualties and the deteriorating humanitartian situation, Israel faced significant international pressure for a ceasfire, the establishment of a humanitarian corridor, access to the population of Gaza and the lifting of the blockade in order to bring humanitarian help the the Palestinians. On January 7th, 11 days before the end of the massacre, Israel opened a humanitarian corridor to allow the shipment of aid into Gaza. The Israeli army agreed to interrupt fighting for three hourse. Israel agreed to repeat the ceasefire either daily or every other day, an act that they attempted to use in order to make themselves seem “human”, which they are not, however, aid officials and the UN said it was not enough due to the fact that fighting ususally resumed immediately after the humanitarian ceasefires.

Israeli Military use of human shields and violations of international law

On March 24th, a report from the UN team responsible for the protection of children in war zones was realease, it found hundreds of violations of the rights of children and accused Israeli soldiers of using children as human shields, bulldozing a home with a woman and a child still inside, and shelling a building they had order civilians into a day earlier (the Samouni family, which I made a post about a while back). One case involved using an 11-year old boy as a human shield, forcing him to enter suspected building first, walk in front of soldiers who were being fired at, as well as inspect bags, the boy was also used as a human shield when Israeli soldiers came under fire. Three Palestinian brothers, aged 14, 15, and 16 also were used as human shields.

The UN fact-finding mission investigated four incidents in which Palestinian civilians were coerced, blindfolded, handcuffed and placed at gunpoint ordering them to enter houses ahead of Israeli soldiers. Some civilians were also questions under the threat of death or injury to release information about Palestinian combatans and tunnels, constituting a further violation of international humanitarian law.

Violations of the Israelis “were reported on a daily basis, too numerous to list” stated Radhika Coomaraswamy, a UN undersecretary general.

Many say that after the war Israel was victorias militarily, however, if you call the killing of innocent children a victory then you are a sick and disgusting human being and I suggest you go see a psychologist.

Let’s take a moment to remember the 352 innocent children killed in the Israeli massacre of Palestine.
These children had names and ages.
These children are martyrs, shaheeds.

Jawaher Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha (4), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Dena Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha (7), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Samar Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha (12), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Ekram Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha (13), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Tahreer Anwar Khalil Ba’lousha (17), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Sedqi Zeyad Mahmoud al-‘Absi (4), Yebna Camp, RAFAH
Mohammad Zeyad Mahmoud al-‘Absi (13) Yebna Camp, RAFAH
Ahmad Zeyad Mahmoud al-‘Absi (12), Yebna Camp, RAFAH
Ebtihal Abdallah Tawfiq Keshko (7), Gaza City, GAZA
Yasmin Wa’el Dhaban (16), Gaza City, GAZA
Hanin Wa’el Dhaban (15), Gaza City, GAZA
Mustafa Khader Saber Abu Ghanima (16), Gaza city, GAZA
Mohammad Basel Mahmoud Madi (17), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Lama Talal Shehda Hamdan (4), Beit Hanoun city, NORTH GAZA
Ismail Talal Shehda Hamdan (9), Beit Hanoun city, NORTH GAZA
Haia Talal Shehda Hamdan (12), Beit Hanoun city, NORTH GAZA
Abed Rabbo Iyad Abed Rabbo al-Astal (8), al-Qarara, KHAN YUNIS
Mohammad Iyad Abed Rabbo al-Astal (11), al-Qarara, KHAN YUNIS
Abed as-Sattar Waleed Abed al-Raheem al-Astal (11), al-Qarara, KHAN YUNIS
Yousif Abed Hasan Barbakh (14), al-Shawkeh village, Rafah, RAFAH
Musa Yousif Hasan Barbakh (16), al-Shawkeh village, Rafah, RAFAH
Marwan Hasan Abed al-Ma’thoun Qdaih (4), al-Qdaihat, ‘Abasan, KHAN YUNIS
Mohammad Hussam Elaian (17), as-Sawarhi neighbourhood, CENTRAL GAZA
Azza Salah al-Samouni (2), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Helmi Talal al-Samouni (5 months), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Al-Mo’tasem Bellah Mohammad Ibrahim al-Samouni (1), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Akram Abu-Daqa (14), Abassan al-Kabira, KHAN YUNIS
Ibrahim Akram Abu-Daqa (15), Abassan al-Kabira, KHAN YUNIS
Tawfeeq Khaled Ismail al-Kahlout (11), Sheikh Zayed City, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Habeeb Khaled Ismail al-Kahlout (13), Sheikh Zayed City, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Khaled Ismail al-Kahlout (14), Sheikh Zayed, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Shaban Adel Hamed Hanif (16), Gaza City, GAZA
Ismail abu-Snima (14), al-Shawkeh village, Rafah, RAFAH
Hani Mohammad Mousa al-Silawi (6), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Hasan Naseem Amer Hejjo (15), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Mousa Ismail al-Silawi (11), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Lina Abed al-Meni’m Nafez Hasan (9),al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Basem Ahmad Shaqoura (8), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Bilal Hamza Ali Obaid (17), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Nour Mo’in Shafeeq Deeb (3), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Aseel Mo’in Shafeeq Deeb (9), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Esam Sameer Shafeeq Deeb (13), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mustafa Mo’in Shafeeq Deeb (13), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Mo’in Shafeeq Deeb (16), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Abdullah Mohammad Shafiq Abdullah (10), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mahmoud Khaled ‘Elaian al-Mashharawi (14), al-Remal, Gaza City, GAZA
Ahmad Khader Diab Sbaih (17), al-Remal, Gaza City, GAZA
Ismail Adnan Hasan Hawila (16), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Bayan Khaled Ibrahim Khleif (12), Mashrou Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Bara Iyad Sameeh Shalha (6), Mashrou Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Osama Said Mohammad Lubbad (17), Mashrou Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Suliman Mohammad Baraka (11), Bani Suhaila, KHAN YUNIS
Bashar Samir Mousa Naji (13), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Ahmad al-Samouni (4), Gaza City, GAZA
Maryam Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (9), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Aya Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (11), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Zainab Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (8), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Reem Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (4), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Aysha Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (2), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Ghassan Nizar Abed al-QaderRayyan (16), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Abed al-Qader Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (11), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Abed al-Rahman Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (5), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Osama iben Zaid Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (2), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Aya Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (1), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Halima Nizar Abed al-Qader Rayyan (4), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Ahmad Asad Deeb Tbail (15), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Moaz Yaser Abed Abu Tair (6), ‘Abasan, KHAN YUNIS
Rajeh Nahed Rajeh Zeyadeh (17), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Tareq Yaser Mohammad Afani (16), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Rafeeq Abed al-Baset Saleh al-Khudari (16), al-Remal, Gaza City, GAZA
Amjad Majdi Ahmad al-Bayed (15), al-Remal, Gaza City, GAZA
Abed al-Rahman Jaballah (13), Sekka St, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mahmoud Mohammad Mahmoud Jaballah (13), Sekka St, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Nabeel Mahmoud Mohammad Abu T’aimeh (16), Abasan, KHAN YUNIS
Qasem Tal’at Jameel Abed an-Nabi (6), al-Falouja, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Basem Tal’at Jameel Abed an-Nabi (11), al-Falouja, Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Osama Khaled Hussein Abu Rjaileh (16), Rumeida, Bani Shaila, KHAN YUNIS
Mahmoud Mohammad Khamees Abu Qamar (14), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Jameel Abdullah Qdaih (14), Khuza’a village, KHAN YUNIS
Mamdouh Msa’ed Mohammad Qdaih (17), Khuza’a village, KHAN YUNIS
Mohammad Atta Hassan Azzam (13), al-Meghraqa town, GAZA
Hasan Atta Hassan Azzam (1), al-Meghraqa town, GAZA
Ezz al-Dein Adel Khaled al-Fara (13), Al Qarara, KHAN YUNIS
Mohammad Maher Sayah Abu Sweireh (16), as-Sawarhi, CENTRAL GAZA
Tamer Hassan Ali al-Akhras (5), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Abed al-Karim Zeiad al-Nemer (13), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Suhair Zeiad al-Nemer (17), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Shahad Mohammad Hejji (3), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Fatima Ra’d Zaki Jadallah (10), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Samir Hejji (14), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Abdullah Nasser Abdullah al- Sdouri (6), an-Nusairat camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Ahmad Osama Mohammad Qurtom (6), al-Ghafri, Gaza City, GAZA
Ismail Mohamad Ibrahim al-Samouni (15), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Ishaq Mohamad Ibrahim al-Samouni (13), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Zakaria Hamed Khamis al-Samouni (7), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Huda Na’el Fares al-Samouni (16), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Walid Rashad Helmi al-Samouni (16), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Rezqa Wa’el Fares al-Samouni (14), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Fares Wa’el Fares al-Samouni (12), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Abdullah Jehad Hosain Judeh (15), Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Mustafa Rashad Fadel al- Khaldi (17), Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Mahmoud Zaki Issa Hmaid (17) , Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Ali Musa Sameer al-Qatnani (15), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Ahmad Hassan Ma’rouf (14), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Abed al-Rahman Mohammad Ghaben (14), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Haitham Yaser Yousif Ma’rouf (10), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Maha Yaser Yousif Ma’rouf (15), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Fatima Mohammad Rushdi Ma’rouf (14), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Khawla Ahmad Ramadan Ghaben (14), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Sahar Ahmad Ramadan Ghaben (16), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Farid al-Ma’sawabi (15), Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Noor Ezz al-din Mohammad Musa (15), as-Sabra neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Oyoun Jihad Yousif an-Nasleh (15), an-Nada towers, Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Almoe’z Ledeenillah Jihad Yousif an-Nasleh (2), an-Nada towers, NORTH GAZA
Iyad Nabeel Abed al-Rahman Saleh (16), al-‘Awda, Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Hamzi Zuhair Rizq Tanteesh (11), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mahmoud Zaher Rizq Tanteesh (17), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Thaer Shaker Qarmout (16), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Ahed Eyad Quddas (13), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Husam Rae’d Sobuh (11), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Rola Fayez Nour Salha (1), Mashrou Beit Lahiya, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Baha’ al-Deen Fayez Nour Salha (4), Mashrou Beit Lahiya, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Rana Fayez Nour Salha (11), Mashrou Beit Lahiya, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Deia’ al-Deen Fayez Nour Salha (13), Mashrou Beit Lahiya, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Areej ‘Ata Hasan Ermailat (2 months), Sheikh Zayed city, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Bara’ ‘Ata Hasan Ermailat (1), Sheikh Zayed city, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Sabreen ‘Ata Hasan Ermailat (15), Sheikh Zayed city, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Ahmad Salameh Abu Aitah (15), al-Hawa, Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Anwar Salman Abu Aitah (6), al-Hawa, Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Malak Salameh Abu Aitah (2), al-Hawa, Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Ayat Kamal al-Bana (11), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
‘Arafat Mohammad ‘Arafat Abed ad-Dayem (12), Izbet Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Islam Jaber ‘Arafat Abed ad-Dayem (16), Izbet Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Khaled Sami al-Astal (11), as-Satr al-Gharbi neighbourhood, KHAN YUNIS
Ali Kamal al-Nader (10), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Amer Kamal al-Nader (15), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Aicha Ibrahim an-Najjar (3), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Hamada Ibrahim Ali Mesbeh (15), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Adam Ma’moun al-Kurdi (3), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Emad Mohammad Abu Askar (13), al-Fakhoura, Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Imad Nabil Abu Khater (14), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Wesam Akram Eid (13), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Rajab al-Awadi (16), Gaza City, GAZA
Mos’ab Subhi Modad (16), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Ismat Fathi al-Qarm (15), Gaza City, GAZA
Ala Fathi al-Qarm (13), Gaza City, GAZA
Nabeel Kamal Mohammad Mekhraq (17), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Feras Fayez Kamel Abu Samra (17), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Abed al-Jalil al-Halis (8), ash-Shate’a camp, Gaza City, GAZA
Raneen Abdallah Saleh (11), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Abdullah Mohammad Abed al-Juju (16), Tel al-Hawa, Gaza City, GAZA
Abed al-Hakem Khader al-Sultan (14), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Faraj Hassouneh (15), at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Ezz al-Deen Isa Abed al-Hadi al-Batran (3), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Belal Isa Abed al-Hadi al-Batran (6), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Ehsan Isa Abed al-Hadi al-Batran (10), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Iman Isa Abed al-Hadi al-Batran (10), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Islam Isa Abed al-Hadi al-Batran (14), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Mohammad Atef Abu al-Hasna (12), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Aya Ezz al-Din Abu al-Aish (13), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Mayar Ezz al-Din Abu al-Aish (14), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Nour Shehab al-Din Abu al-Aish (16), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Luai Yahia Salman Abu Halima (17), as-Seefa, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Deia’ al-Din Aref Abu Khabiza (14), an-Nusairat Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Mohammad Abdallah Abu E’taiwi (17), an-Nusairat camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Bilal Mohammad al-Ashkar (5), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Shihda al-Ashkar (3), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Kamelia Ra’fat al-Bardini (13), Deir Al Balah, CENTRAL GAZA
Ezz ad-Deen Ali al-Bars (16), an-Nusairat Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Farah Ammar al- Hilou (1), az-Zeitoun neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Naji Nedal al-Hamlawi (15), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Ayat Yousef al-Defda’ (12), at-Tuffah neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Zakaria Yahia al-Taweel (4), an-Nusairat Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Rakan Mohammad al-Err (4), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Feda’ Mohammad al-Err (17), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Mohammad al-Err(11), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Rawan an-Najjar (6), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Ala’ Ahmad Jaber (11), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Majed Ali Hussein (16), an-Nasr, Gaza City, GAZA
Thaer Suhail Ali Hussein (17), an-Nasr, Gaza City, GAZA
Ghanima Sultan Fawzi Halawi (10), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Mosa’ab Abed al-Mohsen Ali Khader (13), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Ahmad Shaher Khdair (12), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Sahar Hatem Dawoud (16), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Adham Na’im Mohammad Abed al-Malek (16), at-Twam, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mahmoud Nabil Ghabayen (13), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Nada Radwan Mardi (5), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Suad Khaled Abed Rabbu (9), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Amal Khaled Abed Rabbu (2) , Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Khalil Mohammad Halas (15), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Asma’ Ibrahim Afani (12), az-Zeitun, Gaza City, GAZA
Odai Rajab Mansi (6), Deir Al Balah, CENTRAL GAZA
Mohammad Jaber Hweij (17), at-Tuffah , Gaza City, GAZA
Sharif Abed al-Mo’ti Ermailat (15), al-Shawkeh village, Rafah, RAFAH
Mahmoud Sami Asaliya (2), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Wadee’a Omar (2), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Weam Jamal al-Kafarneh (3), Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Jaber Mohammad ‘Elaian (15), Aslan, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Omniya Nafez al-Helou (13), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Ahmad Reiad as-Senwar (3), az-Zahra, Gaza City, GAZA
Amer Ibrahim Khalil Ba’lousha (9), Zahra’, CENTRAL GAZA
Shahd S’adallah Matar Abu Halima (1), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Hamza S’adallah Matar Abu Halima (7), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Zaid S’adallah Matar Abu Halima (13), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Abd al-Rahim S’adallah Matar Abu Halima (13), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Matar S’ad Matar Abu Halima (17), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Hikmat Abu Halima (16), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Hammam Mohammad al-Khudri (16), Gaza City, GAZA
Sameer Mohammad Kamel Mqat (17), at-Tuffah , Gaza City, GAZA
Shaima’ Adel al-Jadba (8), az-Zarqa neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Nassar Mohammad Ibrahim al-Samouni (5), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Hosam Mohammad Esleem (7), al-Ghafri, Gaza City, GAZA
Ahmad Mohammad Esleem (13), al-Ghafri, Gaza City, GAZA
Mahmoud Salah al-Ghoul (17), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Majed Ka’bar (16), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Mahmoud Jamal Hasan Mohammadain (16), ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Ali Kamal Badawi Khader (13) at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Khalil Mohammad Musa Bhar (12), ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Jihad Sameer Fayez Erhayem (8), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Hanady Basem Kamel Khalifa (12), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Mo’men Mahmoud Talal E’law (10), at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Ahmad Sameeh Ahmad al-Kafarneh (17), Beit Hanoun City, NORTH GAZA
Angham Ra’fat al-Masri (10), Beit Hanoun City, NORTH GAZA
Aseel Muneer Matar al-Kafarneh (1), al-Amal, Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Nareman Ahmad Abed al-Kareem Abu Odeh (15), al-Amal, Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Samed Mahfouz Abed Rabbo (16), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Ahmad Fawaz Ahmad Saleh (4), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Fawzeya Fawaz Ahmad Saleh (3), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Yasmin Adel al-Jadba (14), az-Zarqa neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Abed al-Hameed Jamal Khaled as-Sawi (14), at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Islam Odeh Abu Amsha (11), ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Ahmad Jaber Hweij (6), at-Tuffah , Gaza City, GAZA
Yousif Mohammad Fuad Ahmad Farahti (16), ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Majdi Nahed Harb Esleem Lebsous (14), ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Medhat Harb Esleem Lebsous (10), ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Jehan Sami Sa’di al-Helou (16), al-Remal, Gaza City, GAZA
Aya Osama Nayef al-Sersawi (5), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Nadia Mesbah Salem Sa’d (12), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Ahmad Abed Ali Bannar (17), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Samer Mohammad Abu Asser (17), ash-Shujaeya neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Ismail Haidar ‘Elaiwah (6), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Lana Haidar Ismail ‘Elaiwah (9), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Moamen Haidar Ismail ‘Elaiwah (12), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Moatasem Haidar Ismail ‘Elaiwah (13), Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Radwan Mohammad Ashour (11), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Abed al-Rahman Mohammad Ashour (10), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Yahia Ibrahim Farouq al-Hayek (11), Tel al-Hawa, Gaza City, GAZA
Fadlallah Emad al-Najjar (1), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Ghaida’ Amer Rizq Abu Aisha (7), an-Nasr, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Amer Rizq Abu Aisha (9), an-Nasr, Gaza City, GAZA
Sayed Amer Rizq Abu Aisha (11), an-Nasr, Gaza City, GAZA
Yousif Saed al-Kahlout (17), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Shadi Yousef Ghaben (13), al-Amal, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Yahia Said al-Baba (11), al-Manshiya, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Nash’at Raed al-Feeri (11), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Basma Yaser al-Jalawi (5), Beit Hanoun, NORTH GAZA
Anwar Marwan Fayeq Shehadah (13), Leghbari, Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Eyad Taher Shehadah (16), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Shahad Hussein Nazmi Sultan (6), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Ahmad Ibrahim Abu Qlaiq (17), Um an-Nasr, Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Mostafa Fraih Sa’id (17), Gaza City, GAZA
Salsabil Ramez Fayez ad-Dayah (4 months), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Iyad Fayez ad-Dayah (7 months), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Bara Ramez Fayez ad-Dayah (1), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Rab’a Iyad Fayez ad-Dayah (2), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Yousif Mohammad Fayez ad-Dayah (2), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Areej Mohammad Fayez ad-Dayah (3), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Sharaf ad-Din Iyad Fayez ad-Dayah (4), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Qamar Mohammad Fayez ad-Dayah (5), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Ala Iyad Fayez ad-Dayah (6), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Amani Mohammad Fayez ad-Dayah (6), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Khetam Iyad Fayez ad-Dayah (8), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Ali Iyad Fayez ad-Dayah (10), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Tamer Omar Ismail al-Louh (17), Gaza City, GAZA
Jihad Rashad Sha’ban Daloul (15), Gaza City, GAZA
Ruba Mohammad Fadel Abu Ras (13), Gaza City, GAZA
Shatha al-Abed Mohammad al-Habbash (10), at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Isra’ Qusai Mohammad al-Habbash (12), at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Atteiah Rushdi Khalil al-Khouli (15), Gaza City, GAZA
Fares Tala’at Asa’ad Hamouda (2), Tal al-Hawa, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Nader Khalil Abu Sha’ban (16), Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Tala’at Asa’ad Hamouda (15), Tal al-Hawa, Gaza City, GAZA
Mahmoud Ahmad Fares Juha (16), Gaza City, GAZA
Mustafa Mohammad Naser al-Ashi (17), as-Sudaniya, Gaza City, GAZA
Hala Essam Ahmad al-Munai’e (8 months), Tal al-Hawa, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Salam Awad Terfawi (4), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Hathem al-Kahlout (17), Jabalia camp, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Kamal Subhi Awaja (8), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Amaal Najib Mohammad ‘Aloush (12) Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Ala’ Khaled Khalil an-Najjar (15), Khuza’a village, KHAN YUNIS
Nader Bassam Ibrahim Qadourah (16), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Abed al-Rahim Rajab Suliman (17), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Mamdouh Walid Asad Shhaiber (17), Gaza City, GAZA
Moneer Sami Ameen Shhaibar (15), as-Sabra, Gaza City, GAZA
Tasnim Yaser Jaber al-Rafati (1), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Hadeel Jabr Diab al-Rafati (8), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Wesam Ibrahim Mosbah Nabhan (16), Jabalia City, NORTH GAZA
Belal Jamal Ismail Abu ‘Awwad (17) Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Issa Mohammad Jaber Abu Eidah (15), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Mo’in al-Abed Joha (14), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad as-Sayed Mohammad Akela (7), an-Nasr, Gaza City, GAZA
Jihad Kamal Hasan Ahmad (17), al-Baidar, Gaza City, GAZA
Sondos Sa’id Hasan Abu Sultan (3), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Yousef Awni Abed al-Rahim al-Jaru (1), as-Sabra, Gaza City, GAZA
Hashem Awni Abed al-Fattah Jadou’ (17), as-Sabra, Gaza City, GAZA
Hanin Fadel Mohammad al-Batran (8), Jabalia, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Maher Ahmad az-Zainati (16), al-Karama neighbourhood, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad ‘Ala al-Din Falah al-Sawaferi (14), Gaza City, GAZA
Mahmoud Majed Mahmoud Abu Nahla (16), Rafah City, RAFAH
Ahmad Rasmi Mohammad Abu Jazar (16), Rafah City, RAFAH
Sabreen Mohammad Azara Abu Samah (17), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
’Aaed Emad Jamal Khera (14) ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Ramadan Ali Mohammad Felfel (15), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Hasan Ratib Mohammad Sam’an (17)
Abdullah Mohammad Hamdan Abu Rok (16), Khuza’a village, KHAN YUNIS
Zeyad Mohammad Abu-Snima (9), an-Nasr, RAFAH
Ibrahim Mohammad Shorab (17), Khan Yunis, SOUTH GAZA
Alsayed Jawad Mohammad as-Seksek (15) at-Twam, NORTH GAZA
Abdullah Mu’ataz al-Dahnoun (7), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Ibrahim Rawhi Mohammad Aqel (16), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Anas Aref Aref Barakeh (7), Abu al-Ajeen, Deir al-Balah, CENTRAL GAZA
Mohannad Amer Khalil al-Jadili (7), al-Bureij Camp, CENTRAL GAZA
Mahmoud Khader Mohammad Abu-Kamil (13), al-Meghraqa, Central Gaza
Kareem Misbah Mohammad Abu-Sido (15), at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Ismail Hussein Yaseen (17), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Ahmad Fawzi Hassan Labad (17), Gaza City, GAZA
Sahar Ali Esleem (15), al-Ghafri, Gaza City, GAZA
Abdallah Nabil Sh’aban Esleem (16), al-Ghafri, Gaza City, GAZA
Deema Said Ahmad al-Rehel (5), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Akram Mohammad Meqdad (17), ash-Shatea Camp, Gaza City, GAZA
Mohammad Maher Nemer Badawi (17), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Sojoud Hamdi Juma’a ad-Dardasawi (13), ash-Shujaeya, Gaza City, GAZA
Suhaib Mohammad Ibrahim al-Qaran (15), Az Zawayda, CENTRAL GAZA
Widad Mohammad Ibrahim al-Qaran (16), Az Zawayda, CENTRAL GAZA
Baha’ Muayyad Kamal Abu Wadi (7), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Ala’ ‘Odai Salameh al-Haddad (13),Tal al-Hawa neighbourhood, Gaza city, GAZA
Emad Maher Saleh Farwaneh (17), Gaza city, GAZA
Mohammad Khader Abed Rajab (16), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA
Tamer Riyad Ibrahim Faza’ (17), Gaza City, GAZA
Issa Mohammad Eyada Ermailat (11), Rafah, SOUTH GAZA
Abed al-Rahman Ahmad Abedallah Haboush (4), at-Tuffah, Gaza city, GAZA
Omar Mahmoud Ahmad Elbaradei (11) ad-Dahdouh, GAZA CITY
Omar Mahmoud Ramadan al-Marnakh (17), At-Twam neighbourhood, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Younis Naseer Abu Jame’a (17), az-Zaneh, Bani Shaila, KHAN YUNIS
Mohammad Ismail Abed Abu Daqqa (17), Bani Shaila, KHAN YUNIS
Abed al-Rahman Ahmad Abed Rubo al- Atawneh (15), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Omar Khader Mohammad Jumaa (17), Beit Lahiya, NORTH GAZA
Mohammad Taysir Mohammad Zamlat (10), Jabalia Camp, NORTH GAZA
Fathiya Ayman Saleem ad-Dabari (3 months), ash-Shuhada’ village, Rafah City, RAFAH
Sa’eb Nafez Sha’ban al- Bahteeti (17), at-Tuffah, Gaza City, GAZA
Mustafa Nehad Taleb Abu Sido (11 months), at-Tuffah, GAZA
Nancy Said Mohammad Waked (5 months), az-Zeitoun, Gaza City, GAZA

IMAGES FROM THE MASSACRE

Palestinian doctors hold deceased Palestinian children during Operation Cast Lead

Palestinian doctors hold deceased Palestinian children during Operation Cast Lead


Palestinian children killed by Israel during Operation Cast Lead

Palestinian children killed by Israel during Operation Cast Lead


Palestinian mourners conduct funerals for the deceased after the massacre

Palestinian mourners conduct funerals for the deceased after the massacre


A Palestinian girl wounded by the Israeli bombardment of a UN school located in Gaza where hundreds were taking shelter

A Palestinian girl wounded by the Israeli bombardment of a UN school located in Gaza where hundreds were taking shelter


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Rabbis hold a banner reading: “Judaism rejects Zionism”

reject


Zionism

Essentially, Zionists support a Jewish nation in the land of Palestine.
However, not all Jews are Zionists..
then again, not all Zionists are Jews either.


Israel approves 1,500 more settler homes in East Jerusalem

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Ma’an News – Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in East Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days after provoking international protests against a project for another 3,000 such homes on land it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Washington had condemned the latest plans, for ultra-Orthodox neighborhood Ramat Shlomo, when they were published during a 2010 visit by US Vice President Joe Biden.

Palestinians see the settlements as obstacles to achieving independent statehood. The settlements have been condemned by many countries, and the latest project is slated to be built on a portion of West Bank land Israel annexed as part of Jerusalem, in a move never recognized internationally.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms these Israeli actions and the determination of Israel to continue expanding settlements and in the process undermining the two-state solution,” said senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat.

“These are very dangerous and alarming steps. The Israeli government is showing its determination to contravene the will of the international community,” the top peace negotiator said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged last week to build at least 3,000 more settler homes on West Bank land as an expression of Israel’s objections to a United Nations vote last month recognizing Palestinian statehood.

Those plans led to a string of Israeli diplomats summoned for reprimands across Europe.

Israeli Interior Ministry spokeswoman, Efrat Orbach, said on Monday a district planning commission “gave preliminary approval for” the Ramat Shlomo project which must pass a series of bureaucratic decisions before construction may actually begin.

Israeli and Palestinian peace talks have been frozen since late 2010, largely due to a dispute over the settlements, which the International Court of Justice in The Hague has ruled as illegal.

Source: http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org