US Media Outlets Cite Israeli Military Propaganda, Cast Doubt on Whether Israel Bombed UN-Run School

By: Friday July 25, 2014 12:50 pm

After shelling a Gaza school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), where Palestinian refugees were being sheltered, Israel immediately sought to blame Hamas for an attack that resulted in 15 people being killed and 200 people being wounded.

The Israeli military forces immediately claimed that “rockets launched by Hamas had landed in the Beit Hanoun area during fighting with its forces, and that those rockets may be responsible for the deaths.”

 

Israel Tries New Rationale for War

By: Tuesday July 22, 2014 12:09 pm

Watching Operation Protective Edge move from a few air strikes to invasion and decimation of the land and people of Palestine is so reminiscent of Cast Lead and the horrors we covered then. But there’s a new theme to this round of genocide – the Israeli claim that Hamas has a huge network of tunnels enabling Hamas “terrorists” to attack Israeli locations virtually at will.

Israeli Ground Invasion Kills 28 More Palestinians, Forces Fire Unknown ‘White Poisonous Gas’

By: Friday July 18, 2014 6:46 am

Twenty-eight more Palestinians have been killed since Israeli military forces launched a ground invasion into Gaza, according to Ma’an News Agency.

Shelling apparently killed three children when “targeted shelling” killed three children in a home in northern Gaza. The three children killed in their bedroom were: 14-year-old Ahmad Ismail Musallam, his 13-year-old sister, Alaa, and his 15-year-old brother, Muhammad

State Department Responds to Israel’s Bombing of Children Playing on Gaza Beach by Blaming Hamas

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:04 pm

Four Palestinian boys, who were from the same family, were targeted and bombed by Israeli military forces while they were playing football (or soccer) on the beach. The boys were killed nearby the Al Deira hotel, where international journalists have been staying. They appeared to be targeted yet to the United States State Department the children would not have died if Hamas had accepted the ceasefire proposed yesterday.

53 Palestinians, 0 Israelis Die in Air and Missile Strikes …

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:03 pm

And yet still we get obscene propaganda from the mainstream ‘news’ masquerading as a headline:

“Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave”

On Gaza, Key Israelis Speak of Ethnic Cleansing and Mass Killing

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 5:46 pm

Found this remarkable comment by 46nd2 under a CNN article on the latest Israeli air strikes on Gaza, mostly on civilians and government officials. (At least 13 have died so far, all but two apparently civilians.)

Stick Another Fork in the I/P Peace Farce

By: Sunday April 27, 2014 8:47 am

“Semantics of the Israeli occupiers

Imagine a war breaking out between Israel and Jordan. Within two or three days the Israeli army occupies the entire territory of the Hashemite Kingdom. What will be the first act of the occupation authority?

Establish a settlement in Petra? Expropriate land near Aqaba?

No. The very first thing will be to decree that the territory will henceforth be known as “Gilead and Moab”.”

The Israel/Palestine Peace Farce Drags On and On

By: Tuesday August 13, 2013 6:12 pm

I’ve been covering the Israel/Palestine for well over a decade now and one would think I’d be inured to the farcical actions by now…! But, once again, my jaw hit the desk with this bit of news…

The Two-State Solution is Dead. Long Live the Two-State Solution

By: Monday March 25, 2013 7:35 am

This diary is a preliminary attempt to specify a general conviction of mine that the way forward in the Middle and North Africa region (MENA) is through cooperation between the “democratic” secular movements and the Moderate Islamist movements (Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, and Hamas in occupied Palestine), and that this understanding is something U.S. progressives should support.

The title refers to one possible element of the specification. Given that the idea of a two-state solution, meaning Israel and a secular Palestine has become a mere fantasy that no longer has a realistic possibility of implementation, perhaps Fatah and Hamas can finally realize that it is vital for them to settle their differences, and come to an understanding on international issues to struggle for, of which one element might be a new two-state proposal.

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