Israel, Palestine

Humanitarian Relief in Gaza

CNN-Gaza

The Craven News Network gives it to us straight.

A couple of weeks have elapsed since Gaza was drawn into the center of Mideast strife” and the chorus of outrage has grown louder, with several Nobel peace laureates calling for a military embargo against Israel and a US Secretary-of-State famous for his “who-moi” moments giving an impromptu shot across the bow from a hot mic. Will it matter? Does it ever?

The cravenness of some US-based newspapers on the situation is just mind-boggling. I don’t like blaming “The Media” for every last open pothole in Middle East politics because there are many good reporters working on the ground who have their hearts and minds in the right place.

But the headlines have been nauseating. “Hamas: Israeli soldier captured” screams CNN, reserving a mention of 87 dead Palestinians for the subtitle. “2 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza clash” says the Washington Post, adding “Death toll tops 330 as Hamas militants step up attacks.” As a friend commented on Facebook:

The 330 Palestinian lives (the overwhelming majority of which are innocent civilians) are not as worthy or important to the American press as 2 Israeli lives. In fact, they do not even deserve to be named (Palestinians). Whereas the Israelis are named and described as having been “killed,” the Palestinians are just “dead”– either they mysteriously stopped breathing, or they are responsible for their own killing, or Hamas is to blame (as is insinuated).

If you want to help in a small way, here is a list of aid organizations. Beyond the present crisis, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement — which has emerged as one of the most visible and effective methods of nonviolent advocacy for Palestinian rights — is organizing a military embargo petition. Read more here.

Finally, here is Hanan Ashrawi, one of the most eloquent spokespersons for her people’s rights, discussing the situation on ABC News.

ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid): An NGO with offices in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, and Jordan, working in the region since 1968.

PCRF (Palestine Children’s Relief Fund): A non-political, non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East, since 1991.

MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians): Delivers health and medical are to those worst affected by conflict, occupation, and displacement. Offices in Beirut, Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Gaza City.

UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency): funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions, providing assistance for some 5 million registered Palestinian refugees.

Oxfam: Fighting poverty around the world.

KinderUSA (Kids in Need of Development, Education, and Relief)

 

Discussion

286 thoughts on “Humanitarian Relief in Gaza

  1. I’m still applying for the Iceman’s moniker on this blog if available or foresaken. It seems to be the only one with such legendary reputation one could hope for.

    Posted by Mustap | July 26, 2014, 4:37 pm
  2. Zionist Palace. Yeah sure, let us kill each other in the thousands. In the meantime, just pack up your colonial disease. People don’t want it, except few excited white people from Poland squatting the land.

    Posted by 3issa | July 26, 2014, 6:00 pm
  3. No one is packing Threesa. Fire your missiles is that makes feel better.

    Here is an example what the Israel and the rest of world is dealing with. Islamic Extremism….

    http://safeshare.tv/w/cqjiYhtiXs

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 26, 2014, 6:06 pm
  4. Lally,

    I will never be eager for any civil war. All wars are destructive. However, my point was that the HA rhetoric is just that. They or its masters don’t think there’s any positive outcome from attacking Israel. As for confrontation the KSA backed man eaters of the troll’s wise king; it is in everyone’s interest to eliminate them. BTW it seems the sick puppy is still trying to engage someone…How pathetic!!

    Posted by danny | July 26, 2014, 7:08 pm
  5. Idiots’ guide to war crimes,

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1420133.stm

    Hamas killed only Israeli combatants in this latest saga. Seems like fair play to anyone with reason.

    Israel destroyed thousands of civilian ‘infrastructure’ and killed thousands of innocent civilians through indiscriminate shelling, carpet bombing and the use of banned munition. Seems like a slam dunk war crime to anyone with reason.

    Humanity in very thankful there’s such a Wise King around who would call a spade a spade or a BB Neten a war criminal.

    Arabization of Neten Yaho

    Neten = most vile dirt imaginable
    Yaho = O’ people

    Posted by Mustap | July 26, 2014, 7:54 pm
  6. Don’t worry folks, no violent demonstrations in Paris or London after Islamists whack several dozen Syrian soldiers and behead some of them. Yup, it just takes joos protecting themselves to bring out the very best in people.

    http://news.yahoo.com/jihadist-assault-syria-regime-territory-kills-74-monitor-101849041.html

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 26, 2014, 11:13 pm
  7. Jewish terrorists from all over the world are lured, by sex and other temptations, to join institutional Israeli terrorism,

    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/birthright-indoctrinating-fighting.html

    More than 700 french youths travelled to Israel to kill innocent civilians in Gaza.

    Do the countries of origin have any legislations to punish these international criminals? How will these terrorists be treated if and when they travel back to the countries of origin?

    Posted by Mustap | July 27, 2014, 2:28 am
  8. Nasrallah’s public appearance during Quds day on Friday in Lebanon indicates that he is out of Israel’s crosshairs.

    This whole Gaza offensive is merely deterring focus away from the “incredible” advances the IS have made in Syria and Iraq throughout the past weeks.

    The new Middle East is slowly but surely taking shape.

    Posted by Ray | July 27, 2014, 10:23 am
  9. Lebanese and Arabs in Australia force the resignation of top government official over remarks on Gaza,

    http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/140750-lebanese-arabs-in-sydney-force-top-official-to-resign-over-pro-israel-remarks

    Posted by Mustap | July 27, 2014, 2:55 pm
  10. Jumblatt meeting Nasrallah speaks volumes on the Saudi/American relationship and its future.

    Posted by Ray | July 27, 2014, 4:39 pm
  11. Albeit decades of sanctions imposed on Iran by the US, as well as the proxy war they waged against them through Saddam and their Gulf puppets, Iran today has the most sophisticated weapons and the most powerful army in the region.

    Iran is no Banana Republic and even the most modern Westernized Iranian wouldn’t accept that. Their history spans well beyond the creation of the US and McDonalds.

    .

    Posted by Ray | July 27, 2014, 5:08 pm
  12. Nasrallah desperately trying to sell Jumblat resistance mumbo jumbo:

    “During a Quds Days ceremony on Friday, Nasrallah had announced that his party was closely following the battle in Gaza, vowing that Hizbullah will do anything it perceives as duty to support Gaza’s people and resistance movements.”

    Nasrallah has more pressing matters on his wrapped head than worrying about Gaza. His HA’s very survival is at stake. Since when are so-called resistance heroes named rats? Every Arab now calls them as such.

    Watch third video in this link,

    http://www.annahar.com/article/155430-المعارضة-هروب-عناصر-حزب-الله-ومقتل-القائد-طباجة-يتصدران-معارك-القلمون-في-تموز

    If anything, the Gazans and other Palestinians will realize after this saga is over HA is of no use to their cause and never was, while Nasrallah will continue to argue with Jumblat about the gender of the angels.

    Posted by Mustap | July 27, 2014, 5:17 pm
  13. I doubt that the Iranians or Hezbollah seek to claim any rights on Palestine.

    In fact, I don’t think they give any real shit about it.

    They’ve been dragged into it.

    Posted by Ray | July 27, 2014, 5:36 pm
  14. It’s not the Iranians or the Shi’ites of Lebanon that are seeking to impose Sharia law in the region today. It’s the deprived Sunnis.

    Posted by Ray | July 27, 2014, 5:54 pm
  15. R2d2 is back lol

    Posted by Vulcan | July 27, 2014, 5:56 pm
  16. Obviously, you’re a new comer to the scene, Ray. The discussion usually revolves around HA ‘s most cherished of all concepts i.e. Resistance.

    Without it there is no HA. HA was never about claiming rignts in Palestine. It was about championing the resistance ideology in order to further its agenda and that of Iran.

    No resistance no HA. It’s as simple as that.

    Posted by Mustap | July 27, 2014, 6:07 pm
  17. I usually take Debka’s analysis with a grain of kosher salt, but the fact that David Hearst is saying the same things makes it interesting.

    http://app.debka.com/p/article/24135/Netanyahu’s-dilemma-Back-Obama’s-save-Hamas-policy-or-fight-for-its-downfall-with-Egypt-and-Saudis-

    Posted by Vulcan | July 27, 2014, 6:24 pm
  18. Netenyaho is stuffing his underpants with cloth to make it look bigger than it really is claiming imaginary allies where there’s none.

    He should be careful not to lose his ambassador in Cairo as he did with Brazil.

    Posted by Mustap | July 27, 2014, 6:40 pm
  19. Beyond visiting the sites that were built by the Romans, the Christians and the Arabs before the creation of Israel, is there anything worthwhile visiting Israel for architecturally beyond the Iron Dome they keep boasting about in the news?

    Posted by Ray | July 27, 2014, 7:04 pm
  20. Yad Vashem

    Posted by 3issa | July 27, 2014, 7:25 pm
  21. Eid Mubarak to all. Our prayers are for the revolutionaries in Syria and Gaza, its people and its resistance . We pray for the local tyrants and the Eastern Europeans squatters to be vanquished. The truth is one and the truth eventually prevails.
    #We_are_all_qassam

    Posted by 3issa | July 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
  22. Apart from us visiting Netanyahu’s find of his ancient name ring shrine that justifies and proves everything.

    Posted by Ray | July 27, 2014, 7:31 pm
  23. Peter in Dubai; R2D2, Ray…Anyone?

    Posted by danny | July 27, 2014, 8:02 pm
  24. “Saudi Arabia in the past, now and in the future will do all it can to support the Palestinian people in their claim for the return of their own land

    Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud”

    In Response to David Hearst.

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2014/07/26/In-response-to-David-Hearst.html

    Posted by Mustap | July 27, 2014, 9:18 pm
  25. Beyond visiting the sites that were built by the Romans, the Christians and the Arabs before the creation of Israel, is there anything worthwhile visiting Israel for…

    Ray,

    I like the sites built by the ancient Israeli yes like the second temple, Masada, the Dead Sea scrolls, the Cave of the Patriarchs,and scores of ancient synagogues like Beit Alpha, Tiberius, Qatzrin, Meggido, etc

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 27, 2014, 11:06 pm
  26. Arabs built loads of cool stuff in Andalusia too. It’s Spanish territory today. No problem…

    Posted by 3issa | July 28, 2014, 2:43 am
  27. Obama outfoxes Netenyaho. The latter is in the corner by his own devices.

    AIPAC will have to do something desperate, quick and NOW. O’ but Mr. O. is a goner in two years. Doesn’t care no more about Joowish votes.

    Kerry back to the table soon round next from last round and Hamas will be sitting across.

    Posted by Mustap | July 28, 2014, 4:22 am
  28. Daily Bursting Blood Vessel NewZ

    Another interesting speech from Iran. This time from someone appropriately named “salami”:

    “We will chase you house to house and will take revenge for every drop of blood of our martyrs in Palestine,” Salami said, “and this is the beginning point of Islamic nations awakening for your defeat.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/27/iran-general-we-will-hunt-down-israelis-house-to-house/#ixzz38lU3NiIF

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 28, 2014, 8:18 am
  29. When you guys get tired from Daily Stalking, make sure to drop by the Veterans,

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/26/a-six-step-program-to-prosecute-the-zionists-who-support-genocide-and-political-corruption/

    Posted by Mustap | July 28, 2014, 9:14 am
  30. Those (sane observers) asking Israel to withdraw from land for “peace” now understand why the Israeli government is reluctant to do so without rock solid guarantees.

    http://nypost.com/2014/07/27/hamas-evil-lurks-beneath-the-surface/

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 28, 2014, 10:06 am
  31. Sane people know that rock solid gurantees include among other things:

    BREAKING NEWS
    Israeli airstrike hits main Gaza hospital compound. More soon…

    Posted by Mustap | July 28, 2014, 11:16 am
  32. Typical 1.racist 2.zionist 3.humour (1 and 2 are synonyms / 2 and 3 and 1 and 3 are antonyms)

    I think QN deleted a suspicious joke the other day involving two “Jewish names”. What about this one ustaz ?

    Posted by 3issa | July 28, 2014, 11:19 am
  33. The occupiers killed more children today. Yet another sign that this racist experiment on Palestine is collapsing.

    Posted by 3issa | July 28, 2014, 5:16 pm
  34. New post coming tonight. I hope. In the meantime, pls behave yourselves.

    Posted by Qifa Nabki | July 28, 2014, 6:10 pm
  35. Sneaking this in just for you, Danny. It’s from an article written by this guy:

    Mitchell Prothero @mitchprothero · Jul 21
    I was told in Gaza as far back as 2008 that Hamas and PIJ being trained in Lebanon by Hezbollah. extend and effectiveness becoming clear now
    Reply Replied to 0 times RetweetRetweeted 4 times4

    ………..

    “The Kurdish [Peshmerga] officer said he doubted the residents’ account of 150
    Iranians present in the fighting, though he said it was possible that
    Iranians had taken command of Shiite militias fighting with government
    soldiers. He said he thought that Iran’s commander in Iraq, Gen. Qassem
    Suleimani [BOO HISS SNARL], had begun to re-evaluate the strategy for assisting the
    government in recapturing territory taken by the Islamic State.

    “Hajj Qassem,” he said, referring to Suleimani with an honorific, “has
    given up on the Iraqi army. His plan in Iraq is to replicate the plan
    which worked for him in Syria: to use the army to hold checkpoints but
    properly train elite fighters to do the real fighting, like he’s done
    with Hezbollah and other Syrian militias.”

    The officer cast doubt, however, on the quality of those forces. “In
    Iraq, there is no Hezbollah,” he said, referring to the Lebanese
    militia renowned for its fighting prowess.

    Read more here:
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/07/18/233786/islamic-state-overwhelms-iraqi.html##storylink=cpy

    Now who do you want next to you in the foxhole?

    Posted by lally | July 28, 2014, 8:22 pm
  36. The so-called elite training of Qassem: how to identify who to kill?

    First anyone whose name is Omar, then anyone who is non-shiite,

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/iraqi-forces-battle-swiftly-moving-militants/2014/06/17/f472df6e-00a6-4815-acfa-0f23506ef0e8_story.html

    Omar is the most sought after name by Qassem thug trainees. And Qassem has good reasons of his own for the grudge. Soon he’ll eat his heart out.

    Posted by Mustap | July 28, 2014, 8:57 pm
  37. Ya lalloush,

    What’s the point? We all know that both terrorist entities are supported by Iran (save a bit of a hiccup two years ago). Whether sunni or shia makes no freaking difference. Same master. Money talks.

    Now the khamas “effectiveness” is quite doubtful…Rather the ineffectiveness of IDF in urban warfare. They much like all major superpowers depend on their aerial and technological prowess; all the time forgetting that they are fighting in their back alleys!

    Hamas has not proven anything on the field IMHO. Rather they have proven to be slaves of their masters who wanted to exert extra pressure on Israel during their nuclear talks.

    Whether anyone likes it or not; nobody gives a living crap about Palestinians. It’s all a misjudgement by Hamas. Then again; terrorists always work for their masters. What a pity!

    Posted by danny | July 28, 2014, 9:24 pm
  38. Danny,

    Huh? Most of the 350 million arabs care about the Palestinians as well as many western anti-zionists. I do question whether Hamas cares about the Palestinians.

    Ok, Today’s Question: Who said the following:

    I don’t think any country would find it acceptable to have missiles rheaining down on the heads of their citizens.

    The first job of any nation state is to protect its citizens. And so I can assure you that …if somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I’m going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.

    In terms of negotiations with Hamas, it is very hard to negotiate with a group that is not representative of a nation state, does not recognize your right to exist, has consistently used terror as a weapon, and is deeply influenced by other countries. I think that Hamas leadership will have to make a decision at some point as to whether it is a serious political party seeking to represent the aspirations of the Palestinian people. And, as a consequence, willing to recognize Israel’s right to exist and renounce violence as a tool to achieve its aims. Or whether it wants to continue to operate as a terrorist organization. Until that point, it’s hard for Israel, I think, to negotiate with a country that — or with a group that doesn’t recognize Israel’s right to exist at a country..

    New York Times, July 23, 2008.

    Press conference by presidential candidate Barack Obama.

    http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2014/07/who-said-this-statement-in-sderot.html?m=1

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 28, 2014, 9:53 pm
  39. Every real human being cares about the Palestinians. Criminals are human beings but they’re not real. So, they in most cases don’t care and they may even cheer the killing.

    However, the Palestinians need to care about themselves and not look for those who want to piggy back on their miseries for agendas of their own. If the Palestinians don’t learn by the end of this saga that HA and its master Iran along with its puppet Assad are the furthest from having Palestinian interests at heart, then they’re the only ones to blame for their misfortunes.

    As for fighting skills, the Palestinians are known fighters well before the Iranian thugs appeared on the scene. They were, in fact, the ones who trained the main Shiite militias. So, stop this ridiculuous pretense of Iranian super training when it is well known the Iranians are the cowardest bunch of fighters who are using the Shiite of the area to fight on their behalf. Notice, that they don’t fight directly but love to instigate infighting in Arab countries. Some idiots are so eager to listen to them and even propagate on their behalf. Luckily, some Shiite in Iraq and elsewhere are standing up to them and refusing to be their puppets.

    Posted by Mustap | July 28, 2014, 10:13 pm
  40. A major shift in Egypt’s position just took place which would further corner Netenyaho, throwing cold water on his claim of some alliance he dreamed about in some lala land.

    Hamas and Islamic Jihad are now in Cairo for direct talks. The shift was facilitated by Egypt’s pledge to deal with the Rafah crossing as an Egyptian-Hamas issue and not predicated by Israeli conditions.

    Egypt now felt the heat and had no choice but to act like the responsible state every one expects it to be, and in accordance with international law.

    Of course, Erdogan had to call Sisi names and Sheikh Tamim was deeply concerned about having to go to bed without taking dinner after Perez threatened to blockade Qatar.

    Another reason for Hamas and Palestinians to realize who they should be dealing and who they should NOT be dealing with. This is a good sign.

    Posted by Mustap | July 28, 2014, 10:42 pm
  41. Khaled Meshaal was on Charlie Rose today and yesteday. I saw a part of it. He sounded very calm, competent and I would even say reasonable,

    http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Charlie-Rose-Interviews-Hamas-LeaderKhaled-MeshaalToday-on-PBS-20140728

    Posted by Mustap | July 29, 2014, 12:30 am
  42. I must admit, Danny, that your theory that Hamas is yet but another catspaw of Iran is “creative”. Who knows, if it gains cachet, it could be used to bolster an attack on Iran.

    In your eyes, do the Palestinians have any reason to object to their conditions in Gaza? Given the complications of their history vis a vis Lebanon, it could be that things that seem clearly abominable to those outside of the Levant aren’t quite so clear cut to those with ties to the region.

    The IDF is a bit too infatuated with their own mythology of being fab soldiers just ’cause they’re zionist princes but that has nothing to do with the surprise of the extent of the military resistance shown by Hamas this go ’round.

    What continues to puzzle me is that ziomonsters don’t understand that their own actions are setting the stage for the approval of the world’s citizenery when the tables are turned against them. They really do only live in the present and seem oblivious to the dangers that lay down the road.

    Tic toc

    Posted by lally | July 29, 2014, 1:49 pm
  43. They’re saying now this alleged conversation didn’t take place or inaccurate. Jspace is jooish as many may know.

    http://www.jspacenews.com/leaked-phone-conversation-obama-bibi-breach-trust/

    Posted by Mustap | July 29, 2014, 4:18 pm
  44. Wow Jspace looks zionist to the bone. Must be hasbara to portray Ben, the war criminal, as steadfast and not willing to negotiate with kh7hkramasss. LoL.

    Did you folks see the video allegedly showing Qassam commandos infiltrating a terrorist israeli base outside Gaza ?
    What credit to give to that ?

    Posted by 3issa | July 29, 2014, 4:34 pm
  45. 3issa

    It’s posted on most ME TV stations’ websites. It looks a bit off. Them running around and no Israeli soldier noticing them?

    Lally,

    I do think the living conditions of Palestinians especially in Gaza is deplorable. We can go on forever about how the Palestinians have screwed up their chances throughout the past 60 years. They have trusted corrupt and terrorist leaders. They have trusted more corrupt Arab brethren. They have a lot to do with where they are right now. However; that does not absolve a collective punishment meted out by the IDF.

    We all know Hamas is being pushed by some “foreign” power thinking that the sight of dead kids on TV will turn the world to sympathize with them instead of abhorring disgust. One thing they have forgotten though: The world did not give a shit when thousands were gassed (until now) by Assad; or thousands more are dying in Iraq…

    Now the chic thing is Ukraine. That’s why BB is pushing forward with his plan to reduce Hamas to a shrivel.

    Posted by danny | July 29, 2014, 6:25 pm
  46. On a good note it seems an old friend; AK; is back blogging (for now)…

    http://www.beirutbeltway.com/

    Posted by danny | July 29, 2014, 6:27 pm
  47. Kerry is more suited to solving problems at Downton Abbey than in the Middle East.

    I said it once, I’ll say it again:

    Samuel L. Jackson for envoy to Israel !

    Posted by Ray | July 29, 2014, 6:31 pm
  48. By resorting to misinformation or leaks of actual conversations, whichever it is, as presented by Jspace, the Israelis are desperately trying to cover up their failures. So far, they have accomplished nothing except proving to the world that they are a bunch roaming war criminals, devoid of any morality and deserving of no sympathy. Today, they destroyed the only electrical power plant in Gaza, which will take years to repair, in addition to demolishing hundreds of homes and residential buildings killing in the process hundreds of innocent civilians, mostly woment children and elderly.

    On the other hand, Hamas continues to show discipline targeting and killing combatants as they did today claiming 10 such combatants while Israel conceded only 5. Hamas has fought a perfectly legitimate jihad against an invader which was and still is the aggressor in this and other cases.

    Whether Netenyahu is trying to show himself with big balls in front of an Israeli public which has lost its sense of purpose or attempting to mobilize AIPAC troops in the US proves either way the predicament he put himself in.

    Posted by Mustap | July 29, 2014, 6:50 pm
  49. Danny,

    I agree with most of your post and sentiments. However, it is not “collective punishment”. Actually, it is Hamas that is collectively using Palestinians civilians as cannon fodder by launching missiles and digging tunnels among the civilian population, which is a gross war crime. Firing missiles into Israeli population centers is the other “little” war crime.

    So, what is there to do? Most Israelis are hoping the IDF apprehends the Hamas thugs and bring these “leaders” to justice, so Gazans can live in peace, If it was collective punishment, there would be a lot more dead like Syria and Iraq. Oh yeah, remember those two arab utopias?

    Currently, the IDF is doing a good job closing the tunnels and missile launchers one by one.

    https://www.facebook.com/idfonline?hc_location=timeline

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 29, 2014, 7:19 pm
  50. Nope, no one is popping any major artery or blood vessel when it comes to arabs killing arabs. Here, on SC, we see the barbarity of the islamofacists….(Lilly, you may want to sit down for this):

    http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/factions-raqqa-province/#comments

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 29, 2014, 7:23 pm
  51. Terror apologist is feeling in confidence again for the colonial project when a local equals kh7ghamas with terror.

    He doesn’t want to think of the 99.99% of the others who rejects Israel as a project….or the 98.99% who intensely hate Israel and will always do.

    This is what happens when your endeavor is not based on respect and justice but on lies, theft and massacres (as you can see on the news these past 23 days).

    Resistance.

    Posted by 3issa | July 29, 2014, 7:32 pm
  52. Hamas is no longer using the fake parlance of resistance which is commendable showing maturity and repentance from past errors and previously held misconceptions.

    Instead, they are using the proper term of jihad and mujahedin which in this particular case is legitimate. They had to go through a long process of roaming in the wilderness and getting misguided by the phantoms created by those seeking to push their own agendas using the misfortunes of the Palestinians such as the now defunct HA and its patrons.

    This is good and welcome change. They have proven to themselves and to many others jihad can be legitimate in cases when you’re up to it and capable of abiding by its moral rules.

    Resistance is an abhorrant concept and must be shunned.

    Posted by Mustap | July 29, 2014, 7:46 pm
  53. Danny.

    Those folks who have “abhorring disgust” for Palestinians are a very narrow demographic of a world citizenry that is more likely to regard those holding such sentiments about an oppressed group with “abhorring disgust”. Truth be told, the empathy of the masses is with the oppressed.

    This insistence that some “foreign” power has pushed Hamas to force Israel to have yet another *Golda Meir moment of being forced to kill Arab kids yet again is, FYI, another minority position. It’s having another go at creating the justification memes for killing Assad, regime changing Iran, wiping out Hezbollah, toppling Putin, etc.

    BTW who is it that now cares about the “1000s gassed by Assad”? I have seen the usually Syrian activist networks roll it out again but have yet to see any wider resonance. Iraq will be back on the radar (because of ISIS) once Gaza is off.

    *”We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children,” she said, “but we can never forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.”

    The Qassam video of the intrusion into Nahal Oz (an evacuated kibbutz, not an IDF base) is real and I agree that the approach seems almost casual. Did they know they could count on not being closely monitored by the IDF guarding the outpost? Criminal IDF undisciplined sloppiness failed to act on the warning of 20 Hezbollah crossing the border on 7/12/06. It’s institutional and could have come into play among those assigned to guard the empty kibbutz. Hamas and co would be watching them go about their routines. Play soldiers.

    I see leftist Israelis predicting another bloodbath in revenge for the humiliating airing of the tape. They know their own.

    Posted by lally | July 29, 2014, 9:33 pm
  54. Apparently hundreds of palestinian children have been killed digging tunnels.

    Blood vessels bursting in 1,2,3…

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2014/07/27/report-hamas-used-child-labor-build-terror-tunnels-hundreds-killed

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 29, 2014, 9:46 pm
  55. BDS and the Joos NewZ

    WASHINGTON –  The rise of ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq, and the unwillingness of Americans to see their military involved in another foreign conflict, appear to have cooled President Obama’s once-strident rhetoric demanding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “must go” — even as the death toll in the three-year-old civil war tops 170,000.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/29/administration-focus-syria-death-toll/

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 29, 2014, 10:31 pm
  56. lally,

    You keep on talking about minority positions. Who cares? People walking down the street in Grafton, Wisconsin don’t really care about the “oppressed”. I am sick and tired of seeing Palestinians playing the victims. They did it in Jordan (although they were the ones conspiring to overthrow the Hashemite king). They did the same shit in Lebanon..Pushing it into a civil war that it has not recovered from…Never mind agitating the beast on the South to destroy Lebanon over and over again at whim.

    I have had enough of justifications for the behavior of terrorist entities like Hamas and HA (destroy a country to save a child killer…kudos). We all know the barbarity of the IDF as well as the nonsense justifications that it is not Israelis fault that people are dying in UN shelters…

    I have said from the outset that there’s enough blame to go around. That BB used the killing of the teenagers as an excuse to go to war. Well; what are you gonna do? Hamas could have tried to negotiate a better outcome…Arafat could have agreed with Barak..and on and on…

    Now please do tell. What’s Hamas’s end game? Do they think Israel should be destroyed? Now really what do you expect most people to say to that? Accept it?

    Anyway I went on too long. Lakhayem

    Posted by danny | July 30, 2014, 6:28 am
  57. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Jul-30/265438-hamas-calls-on-hezbollah-to-help-fight-israel.ashx#axzz38fmW7HUa

    Alright now. Nassy promised to help and Hamas is asking him to point his gun where he promised he would (Israel not Syrian people,,,). Any bets the rat will not even flinch! As I said earlier a lot of hot air.

    Posted by danny | July 30, 2014, 7:22 am
  58. Ok, Danny,

    Other than the good points you’ve made, if HA helps Hamas, and fires missiles into Israel is Israel allowed to fire back or should they use rubber bullets?

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 8:31 am
  59. AP,

    Don’t get silly. Just to remind you of the random and illegal use of munitions and its effects years later. Thank you IDF!!

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2014/07/pictures-lebanon-land-mine-sur-2014728123218640766.html

    Posted by danny | July 30, 2014, 9:09 am
  60. Danny,

    We need a humanitarian like yourself to lead the IDF to make sure they win the war without hurting the Holy Palestinians.

    Anyway, interesting article. Let’s all give the brave Hamas fighters a big round of applause and a loud “lululu” for their kill of 5 IDF soldiers. They do the Palis proud!

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4552236,00.html

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 9:50 am
  61. Not only the Palestinians.

    Posted by 3issa | July 30, 2014, 10:11 am
  62. Real men. Heard of that before ?

    Posted by 3issa | July 30, 2014, 10:12 am
  63. Add 30 more dead to the “innocent civilians” killed by the IDF….

    http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/38508-140728-hamas-executes-30-suspected-collaborators-report

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 10:37 am
  64. AP,

    It is so easy for you guys to sidestep all the brutality of your democratically elected regime…Even though they bomb UN shelters (in Lebanon as well my boy)…and drop thousands of illegal munitions that serve no military purpose except to maim civilians. What the hell makes you better than the terrorist Hamas or HA?? …Oh I forgot you guys don’t use crude stuff like barrel bombs.

    Posted by danny | July 30, 2014, 11:07 am
  65. The mujahedin of Hamas are once again on track in their legitimate jihad to liberate occupied territories from invading war criminals one war criminal at a time.

    In Khan Younes, the mujahedin claim to have succeeded in luring a number of such roaming war criminals into a house and then blowing it with them inside. Twenty such war criminals were eliminated according to the mujahedin. Israel is yet to announce and concede the number of those killed. It has been observed by many that Israel is deliberately avoiding announcing losses, and when it does it either gives lower numbers than the actual or postpones the announcement for later or never. It appears, that niw any hopes of victories have disappeared, Israel has no end game in sight except buying more time.

    Posted by Mustap | July 30, 2014, 11:36 am
  66. Danny,

    So put yourself in the shoes of the IDF MoD. How would you destroy the tunnels and missile launchers without killing innocent civilians (which we have no clue about)?

    Near as I can tell, most missile launchers and tunnels are near public buildings including schools, hospitals, and private homes.

    As far as Assad is concerned, he wasn’t democratically elected, and the unarmed Syrian demonstrators weren’t firing missiles indiscriminately into Syrian towns and cities.

    If you can answer these questions with any reasonableness, I won’t blow you off as just more hot air.

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 11:45 am
  67. AP,

    I think you are repeating the same shit over and over again. Remember how easily you did not even stop to comment on the cluster bombs’ effect on civilians and the savagery of IDF?

    As for the tunnels…Most civilians are killed away from the so called tunnels you are so eager to bring in the conversation… Missile launchers? Lol…so you are justified in massacring hundreds because there is a firecracker launcher nearby? Your sensibility befuddles even the worst war criminals!

    Posted by danny | July 30, 2014, 11:55 am
  68. Danny’s Plan for the IDF: play sheshbesh

    Danny,

    Ok, your position is everyone is equally criminal. And you are entitled to your opinion; I see anything I write will not change your mind. If you think a Qassam or Grad can’t cause lethal damage and a huge disruption to normal living, then I’m glad you’re not leading my people’s state.

    Love live outside observers!

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 12:14 pm
  69. More exciting details on how Hamas was going to destroy Israel and Free Palestine. It was close, but the effort by Hamas will be celebrated for years to come.

    Meanwhile, we expect lots of begging for the next 10 years until Hamas is ready to free Palestine again!

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4552418,00.html

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 12:23 pm
  70. Arab nationalism crippled the Palestinian cause and political Islam will give it the coup de grace.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/world/middleeast/fighting-political-islam-arab-states-find-themselves-allied-with-israel.html

    Posted by AIG | July 30, 2014, 4:03 pm
  71. So who is funding the IS?

    Qatar and Turkey?

    Posted by Ray | July 30, 2014, 6:10 pm
  72. If the Saudis, Jordanians and the Emiraties are so scared of political Islam, why did they advocate toppling Mubarak and Assad who kept that in check?

    Posted by Ray | July 30, 2014, 6:23 pm
  73. AP,

    It’s obvious the only conversation you enjoyed was with the salafist… There’s nothing to gain from any discussion with you. Sheshbesh,,,

    Ciao

    Posted by danny | July 30, 2014, 6:26 pm
  74. Excellent!

    Soon we shall see bibi practicing the traditional swords parade at the Wise King’s beckon at the Royal Desert Ranch of his choice.

    Hint for the WK; bibi will do anything asked of him provided his dear wife Sara is first slathered in precious gems befitting an Arab queen.

    Posted by lally | July 30, 2014, 6:50 pm
  75. American media has portrayed Iran as the worst of the bunch in the region for decades when in reality the Islamic Republic of Iran is actually the most tolerant country when it comes to religious diversity in the region today. Jews, Sunnis and Christians are free to practice their customs with the utmost respect and security, but nobody talks about that.

    Yet, Saudi Arabia, which is the most intolerant country in the world when it comes to religious freedom has been open for business with every US administrations bowing to these Royal Highnesses that have contributed Billions to the US economy for decades paying whatever to garner their “right” to do whatever pleases them with their subjects/objects.

    It wasn’t Iran that instigated a war against Iraq that cost over a million lives but Iraq under Saddam with the full patronage of American support that did. It wasn’t Iran that deposed the democratically elected Mossadegh but the Brits and the Americans that did in a coup to reinstate the weakling Puppet whom they didn’t even have the decency to accord asylum to after he tried to save his skin by nationalizing the oil industry in a last moment effort.

    When will this charade end?

    Posted by Ray | July 30, 2014, 7:17 pm
  76. The Wise King has made it crystal clear that he continues to support the jihad in Gaza as he did in the past, continues to do now and will continue to do in the future. This is not subject for negotiations. Izrahell is also a declared enemy of the Kingdom and the Wise King never negotiates on this matter.

    The Wise King also made it clear that the sword’s parade is reserved to distinguished personalities. War criminals, such as neten yaho, cannot partake in such honors. Their places are in the dungeons of international tribunals along with other criminals currently living in Haret Hreik next to Hay Assolom where you live. Say hello for me to hay allailaki.

    Hamas is now repenting from past errors and the Wise King is very forgiving whenever they uphold the Mecca accord which they reneged upon. At that point in time the Wise King will order Sisi to open the Rafah crossing unconditionally. Sisi will also make sure according to the wise King’s instructions that the Suez canal will never be used by Iranian mercenaries as a conduit for exporting terrorism to Syria and to Gaza as Morsi did.

    Resistance must be burried as an abhorent concept and a dark chapter to be shunned. Jihad is welcome and is the only way to liberate occupied territories.

    Posted by Mustap | July 30, 2014, 7:24 pm
  77. Danny,

    I can assure you that jews and israelis do not enjoy killing palestinians, Lebanese or anyone.

    Anyone who thinks Israel shouldn’t defend herself is in Lally land.

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 7:45 pm
  78. +$100 for a barrel of oil that costs less than $10 to extract.

    Posted by Ray | July 30, 2014, 7:48 pm
  79. Oops, another 75 dead arabs found. Don’t worry folks, they weren’t palestianian, and no joos used excessive force.

    http://news.yahoo.com/temporary-ceasefire-near-tripoli-blaze-more-diplomats-flee-134458289.html

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 30, 2014, 8:08 pm
  80. Hamas to HA: “what are waiting for? The fall of Gaza? Why don’t you show resolve to the Israeli? Why do you remain hands folded? Why don’t you at least respond to the kidnapping of the Shebaa farmer by the Israelis? Does UN resolution 1701 allow that?”

    If Hamas is saying the above about HA, imagine what an ordinary Gazan is saying.

    Again Hamas, you’re asking for help from the wrong sources as you have been deluding yourself for the last couple decades. HA was never about you and your so-called resistance.

    Resistance has been uncovered as an abhorent concept in urgent need of burial as a dark chapter. Even Hamas is saying so.

    But again, you haven’t been true to your own pledges when real help was offered, reneging on your own words in less than 24 hours.

    Posted by Mustap | July 31, 2014, 4:26 am
  81. Looking forward to the long anticipated ICC court hearing…

    http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2014/07/26/photos-idf-finds-weapons-throughout-gaza/

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 31, 2014, 8:52 am
  82. Not everyone is a knee-jerk BDSer…

    http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/why-dont-i-criticize-israel

    Posted by Akbar Palace | July 31, 2014, 9:40 am
  83. Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber 1h
    #IDF any comment on this: #Israel army on Tuesday kidnapped a herd of goats 4m the southern #Lebanese border town of Shebaa 1/

    Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber 1h
    .2/ The shepherd Mohammed Khalil Nabaa and Khodr Hamdan managed to escape in what was described as ” kidnapping attempt.

    Hala Jaber ‏@HalaJaber 58m
    .3/3 “The #Israeli Army seized by force a herd of goats! ” Were the sheep a terrorist threat? or HA using them as “animal shield?” #IDF

    Posted by lally | July 31, 2014, 3:25 pm

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