US Israel Murder
US Democrats and Republicans simply have to block passage of any bill that would continue to fund the Israel government.
This requires not 67 or 60 US Senate votes, or even 51, but just 41 — the number of US senators needed to maintain a filibuster and prevent a bill from coming up for a vote.
In other words, the US Democrats and Republicans have more than enough votes to end the Palestine conflict — if they choose to do so.
The US Democratic and Republican leadership may believe — rightly or wrongly — that such a strategy would entail unacceptable political costs, especially with the high level funding from AIPAC and other Israel backed monetary support.
But that's very different from being unable to affect policy.
To insist that the US Congress cannot stop the Palestine conflict obscures the actual choices facing the US people — by confusing "can't" with "won't.
 
Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat points at the Gush Shalom emblem with the Israeli and Palestinian flags.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: Gush Shalom/Rachel Avnery

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat points at the Gush Shalom emblem with the Israeli and Palestinian flags, which he used to wear at all times...
Gush Shalom website
See below:Do not blame Arafat:
        Camp David failed because Israeli hardliners manipulated intelligence.


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BBC July 12, 2004
A disabled man in his 70s died when Israeli troops demolished a building where he was living in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources say.
They say the death occurred when tanks and bulldozers began removing buildings near the town of Khan Yunis at the southern end of the strip.
The Israeli army said it was removing flimsy shacks and unfinished buildings.
Palestinian witnesses said it was possible that the troops were unaware that the man was inside the building.
The man, named as 70-year-old Mohammed Khallas, apparently did not hear calls to evacuate and was found dead in rubble shortly after the demolition.
His daughter, Mona, told the BBC that she rushed out into the darkness to plead for more time to get her father out of the house but the soldiers did not listen to her.
An Israeli military spokesman said the army was investigating the reports.
Israel has demolished the homes of thousands of people in the West Bank and Gaza since it began the policy of destroying the homes of Palestinian militants in August 2002.
Often those who lived in the houses say they were given just minutes to gather their families and flee.
Sometimes they say there was no warning at all before the house was hit by the first blow from one of the army's huge, heavily armoured bulldozers.
The buildings destroyed in the current operation were used as cover by militants who had launched attacks on Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers in the area and had been "abandoned", the Israeli army said.

New and unknown deadly weapons used by Israeli forces
'Direct energy' weapons, chemical and/or biological agents, in a macabre experiment of future warfare
by Professor Paola Manduca
August 7, 2006
GlobalResearch.ca

By now there are countless reports, from hospitals, witnesses, armament experts and journalists that strongly suggest that in the present offensive of Israeli forces against Lebanon and Gaza 'new weapons' are being used.
New and strange symptoms are reported amongst the wounded and the dead.
Bodies with dead tissues and no apparent wounds; 'shrunken' corpses; civilians with heavy damage to lower limbs that require amputation, which is nevertheless followed by unstoppable necrosis and death; descriptions of extensive internal wounds with no trace of shrapnel, corpses blackened but not burnt, and others heavily wounded that did not bleed.
Many of these descriptions suggest the possibility that the new weapons used include 'direct energy' weapons, and chemical and/or biological agents, in a sort of macabre experiment of future warfare, where there is no respect for anything:
International rules (from the Geneva Convention to the treaties on biological and chemical weapons).
Refugees, hospitals and the Red Cross.
Not to mention the people, their future, their children.
The environment which is poisoned through dissemination of Depleted Uranium
And toxic substances released after oil and chemical depots are bombed.
Right now, the Lebanese and Palestinian people have many urgent and impellent problems, yet many people believe that these episodes cannot and must not pass ignored.
In fact several appeals have been launched to scientists and experts with a view to investigating the issue.
Pasba
With the intent of responding to such appeals, we have set up a team to investigate the testimonies, the images, and possibly the material evidence that delegations and NGOs will be able to bring from the affected areas.
Ask constantly for help and external verification and monitoring
We want to offer support to the health institutions of Lebanon and Palestine, which ask constantly for help and external verification and monitoring, and we are examining all available materials in order to formulate hypotheses which can be verified or disproved.
We ask for the active participation of our scientific institutions, and, following the request from medical personnel in the conflict area, we are requesting that the UN set up an international independent verification and investigation committee, with a view to facilitating entry into the conflict zone, as well as collecting material and testimonies directly in the field, and undertaking inquries and verifications concerning the various claims regarding these new kinds of weapons of mass destruction being used by Israeli forces in Lebanon.
We request that such investigating teams be set up immediately, and that procedures be defined and implemented with a view to supporting future investigations.
Of particular concern is the issue of how to collect and store samples from the different theatres, with a view to preserving important information regarding the various impacts of these weapons.
We ask that the international committee have access to all sources of information, that it be fully operational, while abiding by relevant investigative procedures, including cross-checking of information between different laboratories.  
Islami Jamiat Tulba (IJT)
The international committee is to report to the competent authorities, including the Human Rights tribunals and international courts, if appropriate.
As people and as scientists, we are offering our time and expertise in order to reach an understanding of the underlying facts, in the belief that a perspective of justice, equity and peace among people can be reached only with the respect of the rules defined up to now within the international community of nations.
The issue pertains to the behavior of the parties in an armed conflict.
We ask that the respect of these rules be verified in the context of the present conflict.
We invite scientists to contribute to this effort by offering their specific competences.
In particular we seek collaboration of toxicology experts, pharmacologists, anatomy pathologists, doctors with an expertise in trauma and burns, chemists.
They can reach the working group at the E-mail address: nuovearmi   at   gmail.com 
Paola Manduca, Professor of Genetics, University of Genova, Italy
© Copyright 2006 GlobalResearch.ca
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To loud cheers outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) HQ in Wellington, New Zealand

Green MP Keith Locke said that one day the people responsible for destroying large swathes of the Lebanon and killing hundreds of civilians would be tried as war criminals.

New Zealand Green MP Keith Locke
Gaza Doctors Encounter 'Unexplained Injuries'
Doctors in Gaza are reporting what they say are unexplained injuries among the dead and wounded in operations by the Israeli military, which have killed more than 200 Palestinians in the past nine weeks.
By Colin Brown Deputy Political Editor
Published: 06 December 2005
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering whether there is a case for an investigation into the injuries amid suspicions by the medics that the injuries were inflicted by what they claim may have been unidentified "non-conventional" weapons.
Beside especially severe burning "down to the bones", the doctors say that, in other cases, internal organs have been ruptured without any obvious sign of shrapnel wounds.
While a report from the Hamas-run Ministry of Health said the injuries raised the possibility Israel could be using "unprecedented" projectiles with "radiant" substances, the medics acknowledge that there is no proof so far of their claims.
They also admit that the difficulty of establishing the exact cause of death is greatly exacerbated by the reluctance of most bereaved Palestinian families to allow autopsies.
Dr Juma al Saqqa, the director of public relations at Shifa Hospital, said the type of injuries presented by some victims were "very strange" and added: "We think this should be studied.
In some cases we have opened the abdomen and found very fragmented organs."
He said this was despite X-rays showing no shrapnel lodged in the patients' bodies.
He said one, unsubstantiated suggestion by sympathetic doctors consulted in Italy was that some injuries might have been caused by phosphorus.
The concerns were aired at the weekend by a group of Palestinian medics during a visit to Gaza by a delegation from Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR).
He warned Ms The delegation agreed to take away fragments of tissue from the bodies of Palestinians killed during the recent military operations in Gaza for possible analysis in Israel but urged the medics to seek an international investigation.
Dr Ambrogio Manenti, the head of the WHO's West Bank and Gaza office, said the organisation had undertaken a short preliminary assessment of the claims and had now referred the issue to the organisation's headquarters in Geneva so that it can decide whether fuller investigation was appropriate.
The Israel Defence Forces said yesterday all its "weapons and ammunition are legal under international law and conform with international standards".
It said it could not respond in greater detail without more information about the injuries.
A leader of the PHR delegation, Professor Zvi Bentwich, said PHR was focusing on raising the numbers of patients allowed out of Gaza into Israel and Egypt for treatment and the relief of equipment and medicine shortages because of frequent closures of the main Karni crossing, and external training for Palestinian medical staff.
PHR is pressing the Israeli authorities to reduce the costs of patients being treated in Israel. Professor Bentwich said the denial of external specialist treatment to Palestinians was a denial "of the basic human right to health".
He added that military operations since militants captured the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in June had "exacerbated an already appalling situation".
The army said the attacks were aimed at releasing Cpl Shalit and halting the firing of rockets into Israel.
©2006 Independent Digital (UK) Ltd.  All rights reserved
US Israel Murder
For many years the American media said that "Israel receives $1.8 billion in military aid" or that "Israel receives $1.2 billion in economic aid."
Both statements were true, but since they were never combined to give us the complete total of annual U.S. aid to Israel, they also were lies—true lies.
Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that "Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid."
That's true.
But it's still a lie.
The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees.
So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.
Nanci Pelosi — U.S. House Democratic leader — Congresswoman California, 8th District
Speaking at the AIPAC agenda   May 26, 2005
Mother her two babies killed by US
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.   This is absolute nonsense.
In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been:  it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran.
For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
The United States will stand with Israel now and forever.
Now and forever.
If you find the images in this article revolting, like me, think of the following: people everywhere in Palestine see such images on a daily basis not as pictures but live and anywhere they go, and that this genocide is supported equally by ALL western countries, the EU and the UN.
If you live in any "western" country, your taxes are very probably financing what you see here.
Speak with your politicians if you do not like what you see.
When the psychopaths and moral degenerates who commit these acts with the help of your governments stop commiting them, I (and others) will stop publishing these images.
Israel had to defend themselves from her,
so they did this.
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Since the criminal State of Israel denied me the right to work as a journalist in my homeland Palestine and forced me to flee to Europe, I often ask myself why the U.S.A does not stop donating to Israel the bombs which they use against the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
What, ever, have we done to the USA?
Why did the U.S.A send military detachments to Israel after the Israeli lost the war in the south of Lebanon?
The Israeli military radio, 'Tsahal Radio' announced these news.
They said that the American detachment of officers had arrived in Israel to take part in the 'Autumn Clouds' operation in Gaza.
That they helped the Israeli military to perform their 'killing duties' without any loss.
American officers were involved in the last Beit Hanoun massacre, in which in one incident 20 Palestinians were killed, at least 60 innocent children, old men and women were injured.
Leg injuries inflicted by new Israeli weapons
The flesh is apparently burnt and disintegrates into crumbles and liquids
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
The question poses itself, why is the political discourse of the European countries still fixated on the crimes against the Jews over 60 years ago?
All the while allowing and even supporting the perpetration of the big disaster which befalls my homeland Palestine?
Why do all European politicians keep silence about all the crimes which the Israeli perpetrates in Palestine?
Are they scared that the Jews will return to Europe, or are they themselves involved in these crimes?
Is it logical that the European countries signed the convention against Genocide, and then they impose a siege against the Palestinian.
Create conditions for real starvation for another nation in another land?
Why does the international media impose a veil of silence over what is happening in Palestine?
The concentration camps which are Gaza and the West Bank?
Never anything comes out in the media, the TV, the newspapers.
The media only relates minor incidents, or, in a hugely inflated manner, when something small happens against the Israeli occupation terrorists.
As far as I am concerned, all the western media is complicit in this genocide.
There used to be a house here.
Now only a pool of blood remains.
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
The Beit Hanoun massacre, a day of bloody clouds.
On November 1, 2006, the number of the Palestinians who were killed in Gaza during the 'Autumn Clouds' Israeli military terror operation reached 86, and at least 265 were injured.
This happened before the criminals of the Israeli State perpetrated the now generally known massacre in Beit Hanoun.
The morning of November 8, 2006, Israeli tanks shelled Palestinians in their homes in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.
They fired eleven shells into six homes, killing at least 20 Palestinians, wounding some 60 more.
The Irony is that this attack comes a day after Israeli troops pulled out of the town after a week-long offensive in which dozens of Palestinian died, and hundreds were injured.
A person from Gaza, who also sent me most of the pictures of this article, posted this on that day:
It has been the 7th day of the israeli aggression against citizens in gaza strip town of Bieth Hanoon, till this moment they have killed more than 90 citizen withen those 7 days.
What is most important about this, is the kind of strange weapons used in the attack.
These bombs explode in a strange way to make fatal damage of human body.
Cuts and burns more than any bomb we have ever experienced ... so this is why the number of kills is very high till now.
And for the most important even the wonded, thay almost have no hope to cure, as the damage that happens to their bodys .. the Palestinian Health ministray believes that some nuclear radiations might be contented in these weapons, as they can not really understand what is going on till now.
As i said more than 90 were killed and more than 500 wonded, tens in danger ... and more than 100 handdicapped as the type of weapons they use ..
The israelis destroyed many houses, and they killed many trees in simple words a New Jenin Camp.
If you remember what happened in Jenen, they destroyed roads, electricity and water nets.. in simple words what happened was an earth quack.
During searching some houses they stole what they found, some cellphones and PCs and gold.
What is happpening now that they Israelis partially withdrawn from Beith Hanoon, but not completely as some media say.
For that more than 9 were killed yesterday morning by Israeli snipers, or air raids and the army still ocuupying and having terrorist militant activities against civils.
Tonight some thing that happened which might be good to consider here, is an Israeli airstrike against the house of Jamila AL-Shanty, the member of the Palestinian Legaslative Council.
This caused the death of her sister and her sister's husband and an other passerby.
About the school bus that happened the day before, they shot the female teacher inside the bus in front of little kids about 4 and 5 years old.
Imagine how would they grow up?
Today there has been aggression using arsenal.
The Israeli arsenal killed more than 20 civilians as they bombed houses over the heads of the inhabitants.
So many kids and women were killed or injured this morning..."
Zionists protesting against 'fascism' and 'anti-semitism' in Vienna.
What do these deluded people think that zionism is, if not fascism and anti-semitism?
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Each time I read about the criminal Israeli operation in Gaza, seeing the increase in the number of the civilian victims, I swallowed my pain and closed the computer.
Until that evening, a day after the Beit Hanoun massacre, when I saw a group of Jews lead a demonstration against an Austrian rightist group which has its office near my house.
Suddenly the questions started coming:
How can it be that such a criminal nation has the gut to complain about the deplorable things which befell them in the past?
While they are perpetrating massacres and crimes on a daily basis.
Often worse than the most extreme crimes attributed to the Nazis.
Against the civilians of another nation.
The Palestinian population jailed in Gaza and the West Bank?
The face and head of this person was melted away
by the new American weapons which Israel is using
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
The Israeli practices in Gaza and the West Bank is indescribable.
The daily crimes of Israel in Palestine are uncountable.
Their hateful and shameless incitements against the Arab world increase day after day....
In Beit Hanoun, some of the shells landed on a home, killing 11 members of one family called Al-'Athamneh, including a 9-year-old child and a 73-year-old woman.
The other shells landed on other five homes at Hamad Street in Beit Hanoun.
Other victims were from the Al-Kafarneh family.
Muhammad Athamneh described the massacre to Palestinian newspaper Hayat Al-Jadidah.
He said that the killed were children, women, and old men, that they had killed his mother, sister, uncle and his six sons, and four sons of his second uncle.
This boy was sleeping,
so they killed him like this
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Athamneh said that it was 5:30 at the morning, everybody were sleeping, when they heared the very strong blast of the first explosion which landed at his cousins house, followed by screaming and crying.
He ran out, found his relatives, old and young men running in the streets, escaping from the shelling and looking for protection in other places, but that this did not help them to escape from the Israeli shelling.
The "Autumn Clouds" rained missiles on their heads.
They all were killed on the roads.
The whole place was converted into a collective grave.
Athamneh was shocked, he did not know how to save the life of his family and relatives, everybody was bleeding and the floor was covered by a big pool of blood!
He saw the horrible death in front of his eyes.
His cousin’s wife died with her two children while he was screaming and seeking the Ambulance.
Nobody was able to come near under the heavy, blind shelling killing everybody moving in the area.
The sky rained blood that day.
He was probably running away,
so they shot him thru the head
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Today Saturday, the US, who said in advance that Israel has the right to defend itself and gave the Palestinian resistance the responsibility for the massacre, vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning an Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip that killed 20 Palestinian civilians and injured more 60.
The disgusting American Psychopath Bolton described the text as 'unbalanced' and 'biased against Israel and politically motivated'.
Does anyone wonder why the Palestinian resistance is shooting missiles toward Israel, which by the way never really reach anything?
The reason is simple: the big concentration camp which is Gaza, where a million and a half people are caged, impoverished and hungry, and where almost all civilian infrastructure has been left in ruins caused by Israel.
The increased poverty and real hunger which the Palestinians suffer in their reclusion:
The shortage of food for the children,
The damaged infrastructure which the occupation left behind,
The closed entrances of the city,
The daily killings and destruction — including the bombing of the power station — in Gaza,
These reasons are enough for anyone to fight against the Genocide and look for a better life to live.
Does anyone wonder how much the face of the Israeli occupation is bloody, ugly and inhuman?
Does anybody wonder how much the American leaders are criminals in their support to Israel?
When will the world give Israel a firm ultimatum to stop the occupation, the genocide which has been going on for about 60 years now?
Carrying babies to their graves in Beit Hanoun
They died because Western politicians are cowards and racists under the heel of the Zionists
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Seeking International Military Forces in Palestine
Why did the European politicians not adopt the request of the Palestinians, who asked for European military forces to be sent to Palestine to protect them and the infrastructure from the Israeli crimes?
We are really seeking International military forces to stop the bloody crimes against Palestine, to make a halfways normal life possible.
The Palestinians Authority does not really exist any more.
Abbas and the people around him don’t have even the power to protect their underpants.
The Palestinian civilians lost their trust to the P.A. long time ago, when it became evident that they are a bunch of corrupt, sold-out traitors.
The Palestinian civilians are seeking protection against the Jewish criminals, and they will be thankful for anybody who will stop the crimes commited against them.
Please, send military forces to stop the Israeli rampage in Gaza and the West Bank.
Part of the images here come from the Al-Ittihad newspaper, part of them were submitted by somebody from Beit Hanoun who lost seven friends and relatives during this last Israeli rampage.
His only comment was "that's life", because he knows, as all those who live in Gaza, that his life is worth nothing.
This child was not yet born when it was shot by an anonymous Jew
soldiering for Zionism
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Pelosi
The United States will stand with Israel
now and forever.
Now and forever.
Waiting to cross one of the many checkpoints inside the West Bank
A US paid Israel border police officer is handed identity papers by Palestinian worshipers waiting to cross one of the many checkpoints inside the West Bank.

This one is near Bethlehem.

The worshipers are seeking to be allowed on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Friday, Sept. 14, 2007.

Thousands of Palestinians were at West Bank checkpoints trying to reach the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, despite being prevented by US paid Israel army and police.

In 1948 and subsequent years, millions of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes by the Israel army, police and new Jewish settlers, after the State of Israel stole their land with the economic and military backing of Europe and the US.

A 17-year old Palestinian was seriously wounded Saturday when he received a bullet in the back by US paid Israel troops in northern Gaza.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi
A Palestinian talks with an US paid Israel soldier while seeking to cross into Hawara Checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus September 13, 2007.

In 1948 and subsequent years, millions of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes by the Israel army, police and new Jewish settlers, after the State of Israel stole their land with the economic and military backing of Europe and the US.

A 17-year old Palestinian was seriously wounded Saturday when he received a bullet in the back by US paid Israel troops in northern Gaza.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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A US paid Israel border police officer is handed identity papers by Palestinian worshipers waiting to cross one of the many checkpoints inside the West Bank.
This one is near Bethlehem.
The worshipers are seeking to be allowed on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Friday, Sept. 14, 2007.
Thousands of Palestinians were at West Bank checkpoints trying to reach the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, despite being prevented by US paid Israel army and police.
A 17-year old Palestinian was seriously wounded Saturday when he received a bullet in the back by US paid Israel troops in northern Gaza.
The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.
More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.
Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.
(right)
A Palestinian talks with an US paid Israel soldier while seeking to cross into Hawara Checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus September 13, 2007.
In 1948 and subsequent years, millions of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes by the Israel army, police and new Jewish settlers, after the State of Israel stole their land with the economic and military backing of Europe and the US.
Photos: AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi, REUTERS/Ammar Awad
 Land stolen
In 1948 and subsequent years, millions of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes by the Israel army, police and new Jewish settlers, after the State of Israel stole their land with the economic and military backing of Europe and the US
 Land stolen
US Israel checkpoint Bethlehem
In 1948 and subsequent years, millions of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes by the Israel army, police and new Jewish settlers, after the State of Israel stole their land with the economic and military backing of Europe and the US
 Being choked by US paid Israel soldier on way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque
Land stolen
US Israel checkpoint Bethlehem
In 1948 and subsequent years, millions of Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes by the Israel army, police and new Jewish settlers, after the State of Israel stole their land with the economic and military backing of Europe and the US
Bush "Developing Illegal Bioterror Weapons" for Offensive Use
By Sherwood Ross
t r u t h o u t
Wednesday 20 December 2006
[Images inserted by TheWE.cc]
In violation of the US Code and international law, the Bush administration is spending more money (in inflation-adjusted dollars) to develop illegal, offensive germ warfare than the $2 billion spent in World War II on the Manhattan Project to make the atomic bomb.
So says Francis Boyle, the professor of international law who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 enacted by Congress.   He states the Pentagon "is now gearing up to fight and 'win' biological warfare" pursuant to two Bush national strategy directives adopted "without public knowledge and review" in 2002.
The Pentagon's Chemical and Biological Defense Program was revised in 2003 to implement those directives, endorsing "first-use" strike of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) in war, says Boyle, who teaches at the University of Illinois, Champaign.
Terming the action "the proverbial smoking gun," Boyle said the mission of the controversial CBW program "has been altered to permit development of offensive capability in chemical and biological weapons!"   [Original italics.]
The same directives, Boyle charges in his book Biowarfare and Terrorism (Clarity Press), "unconstitutionally usurp and nullify the right and the power of the United States Congress to declare war, in gross and blatant violation of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution."
Lahore,
Pakistan
For fiscal years 2001-2004, the federal government funded $14.5 billion "for ostensibly 'civilian' biowarfare-related work alone," a "truly staggering" sum, Boyle wrote.
Another $5.6 billion was voted for "the deceptively-named 'Project BioShield,'" under which Homeland Security is stockpiling vaccines and drugs to fight anthrax, smallpox and other bioterror agents, wrote Boyle.
Protection of the civilian population is, he said, "one of the fundamental requirements for effectively waging biowarfare."
The Washington Post reported December 12 that both houses of Congress this month passed legislation "considered by many to be an effort to salvage the two-year-old Project BioShield, which has been marked by delays and operational problems."
When President Bush signs it into law, it will allocate $1 billion more over three years for additional research "to pump more money into the private sector sooner."
"The enormous amounts of money" purportedly dedicated to "civilian defense" that are now "dramatically and increasingly" being spent," Boyle writes, "betray this administration's effort to be able to embark on offensive campaigns using biowarfare."
By pouring huge sums into university and private-sector laboratories, Boyle charged, federal spending has diverted the US biotech industry to biowarfare.
Pakistan
Awami Tehreek (PAT)
Karachi,
Pakistan
According to Rutgers University molecular biologist Richard Ebright, over 300 scientific institutions and 12,000 individuals have access to pathogens suitable for biowarfare and terrorism.
Ebright found that the number of National Institute of Health grants to research infectious diseases with biowarfare potential has shot up from 33 in 1995-2000 to 497.
Academic biowarfare participation involving the abuse of DNA genetic engineering since the late 1980s has become "patently obvious," Boyle said.
"American universities have a long history of willingly permitting their research agendas, researchers, institutes, and laboratories to be co-opted, corrupted, and perverted by the Pentagon and the CIA."
"These despicable death-scientists were arming the Pentagon with the component units necessary to produce a massive array of ... genetically-engineered biological weapons," Boyle said.
In a forward to Boyle's book, Jonathan King, a professor of molecular biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote that "the growing bioterror programs represent a significant emerging danger to our own population" and "threaten international relations among nations."
While such programs "are always called defensive," King said, "with biological weapons, defensive and offensive programs overlap almost completely."
Boyle contends the US is "in breach" of both the Biological Weapons and Chemical Weapons conventions and US domestic criminal law.   In February 2003, for example, the US granted itself a patent on an illegal long-range biological-weapons grenade.
Boyle said other countries grasp the military implications of US germ-warfare actions and will respond in kind.
"The world will soon witness a de facto biological arms race among the major biotech states under the guise of 'defense,' and despite the requirements of the Biological Warfare Convention."
"The massive proliferation of biowarfare technology and facilities, as well as trained scientists and technicians all over the United States, courtesy of the Neo-Con Bush Jr. administration will render a catastrophic biowarfare or bioterrorist incident or accident a statistical certainty," Boyle warned.
As far back as September 2001, according to a report in the New York Times titled "US Pushes Germ Warfare Limits," critics were concerned that "the research comes close to violating a global 1972 treaty that bans such weapons."   But US officials responded at the time that they were more worried about understanding the threat of germ warfare and devising possible defenses.
The 1972 treaty, which the US signed, forbids developing weapons that spread disease, such as anthrax, regarded as "ideal" for germ warfare.
According to an article in the Baltimore Chronicle & Sentinel of last September 28, Milton Leitenberg, a veteran arms-control advocate at the University of Maryland, said the government was spending billions on germ warfare with almost no analysis of threat.   He said claims terrorists will use the weapons have been "deliberately exaggerated."
In March of the previous year, 750 US biologists signed a letter protesting what they saw as the excessive study of bioterror threats.
The Pentagon has not responded to the charges made by Boyle in this article.
Reuters    July 1, 2004     By Bassam Massoud
— Israeli forces shot dead a 9-year-old Palestinian boy playing soccer in a Gaza refugee camp on Thursday as tanks rolled in to search for tunnels used by militants, witnesses said.
"We were playing soccer when Israeli tanks ... started firing inside the camp and toward us," said Bashir Abu Jlidan, 18, a resident of Rafah refugee camp.
He said Omar Zara'an, 9, fell to the ground bleeding. Doctors at Rafah hospital pronounced the boy dead after trying to revive him.
Rafah residents said 15 Israeli tanks and other armored vehicles backed by helicopters rumbled into Rafah's Brazil neighborhood while firing machine guns.


Killed for stone throwing
Mother of 15-year-old Palestinian Ishaq Abu Taleb cries over his body prior to his funeral in Gaza City.

Ishaq Abu Talib was killed in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanun when Israeli troops opened fire.

Youths were stone throwing in protest of the building of the wall on the only land they have left.

Israel sought assurances that the US would veto any action proposed by the Security Council over the World Court ruling against its separation barrier. 

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: AFP/Mohammed Abed
Mother of 15-year-old Palestinian Ishaq Abu Taleb cries over his body prior to his funeral in Gaza City.
Ishaq Abu Talib was killed in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanun when Israeli troops opened fire.
Youths were stone throwing in protest of the building of the wall on the only land they have left.
Israel sought assurances that the US would veto any action proposed by the Security Council over the World Court ruling against its separation barrier.
Younger brother looks on, as Ishaq Abu Talib lays wrapped in a green islamic flag during his funeral in Gaza City, Sunday, July 4, 2004. 

Abu Talib was shot Saturday evening while throwing stones at Israeli troops on the edge of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: AP/Kevin Frayer
Younger brother looks on, as Ishaq Abu Talib lays wrapped in a green islamic flag during his funeral in Gaza City, Sunday, July 4, 2004.
Abu Talib was shot Saturday evening while throwing stones at Israeli troops on the edge of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

A reflection on the psychological state of Israel, and the people of the United States of America, which funds from its taxpayer money Israel's military, Israel's nuclear and chemical weapons, and Israel's government.
Spasm in legs and hands, semi-consciousness, hyperventilation
"On June 10th, 2004, the two clinics in Al-Zawiya treated 130 patients for gas inhalation.   The patients were children, women, old people and young men.
"Dr. Abu Madi related that there was a high number of cases of [tetany], spasm in legs and hands, connected to the nervous system.
"Pupils were dilated...Other symptoms included shock, semi-consciousness, hyperventilation, irritation and sweating." (1)
Thus reads a report by medical units serving the West Bank village of Al-Zawiya, where nonviolent resistance to Israel’s impending wall has been extraordinarily resolute.
According to the medical report (procured by the International Middle East Media Center — IMEMC):
"The gas used against the protestors is not tear gas but possibly a nerve gas."
Something different
The following day, Israel’s ‘Peace Bloc’, Gush Shalom, began a press release with the following quote from Al-Zawiya:
"What the army used here yesterday was not tear gas.   We know what tear gas is, what it feels like.
"That was something totally different….
"When we were still a long way off from where the bulldozers were working, they started shooting things like this one:"
(holding up a dark green metal tube with the inscription "Hand and rifle grenade no.400" — in English)
"Black smoke came out.   Anyone who breathed it lost consciousness immediately, more than a hundred people.
"They remained unconscious for nearly 24 hours.   One is still unconscious, at Rapidiya Hospital in Nablus.
"They had high fever and their muscles became rigid.   Some needed urgent blood transfusion.   Now, is this a way of dispersing a demonstration, or is it chemical warfare?" (2)
Chemical and biological weapons for decades
The incident in Al-Zawiya appears to be the tenth attack by Israeli soldiers using an "unknown gas" against Palestinian civilians since early 2001.
We have photographs of the canisters.
We have film of victims suffering in the hospital.
We have interviews with Palestinian and European doctors who have treated the victims.
And we presumably have hundreds, perhaps thousands, of survivors.
But we know nothing of their fate.   Despite the evidence, we have not inquired.
Al-Jazeerah    July 12, 2004   By James Brooks
For footnote details   click here
December 4, 2006
When Will Kristof Visit the Occupied Territories?
Gaza and Darfur
By ALEXANDER COCKBURN
Women sitting on a roof
of a building in Beit Lahia
to stop Israel from
destroying the house
A s a zone of ongoing, large-scale bloodletting Darfur in the western Sudan has big appeal for US news editors.
Americans are not doing the killing, or paying for others to do it.
So there's no need to minimize the vast slaughter with the usual drizzle of "allegations."
There's no political risk here in sounding off about genocide in Darfur.
The crisis in Darfur is also very photogenic.
When the RENAMO gangs, backed by Ronald Reagan and the apartheid regime in South Africa were butchering Mozambican peasants, the news stories were sparse and the tone usually tentative in any blame-laying.
Not so with Darfur, where moral outrage on the editorial pages acquires the robust edge endemic to sermons about inter-ethnic slaughter where white people, and specifically the US government, aren't obviously involved.
Since March 1 the New York Times has run seventy news stories on Darfur (including sixteen pieces from wire services), fifteen editorials and twenty-one signed columns, all but one by Nicholas Kristof.
Darfur is primarily a "feel good" subject for people here who want to agonize publicly about injustices in the world but who don't really want to do anything about them.
After all, it's Arabs who are the perpetrators and there is ultimately little that people in this country can do to effect real change in the policy of the government in Khartoum.
Now, Gaza is an entirely different story.
The American public as well as the US government have a great deal of control over what is happening there.
And it is Israel, America's prime ally in the Middle East that is, on a day-to-day basis, with America's full support, inflicting appalling brutalities on a civilian population.
To report in any detail on what's going on in Gaza means accusing the United States of active complicity in terrible crimes wrought by Israel, as it methodically lays waste a society of 1.5 million Palestinians.
Of course the death rate is a fraction of what's alleged about Darfur, but all the same, we are talking here about a determined bid by Israel, backed by the U.S. and E.U. to destroy an entire society.
I wasn't at all surprised there was a sharp swerve in emphasis towards Darfur at about the time of the Kerem Shalom attack and the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit in Gaza in June of this year.
By the time Israel's campaign of destroying Lebanon got under way this summer (a campaign intricately linked to the Palestine issue), Darfur was hotter still as a distracting topic.
Where is Kristof?
Couldn't he trade at least one of his Darfur columns for one on Gaza's suffering?
Maybe he is deferring to Thomas Friedman, who owns the Middle Eastern turf on the NYT op-ed page the way Kristof owns chunks of Africa.
Israel's soldiers are not going to march into Gaza and truck all the inhabitants away.
The strategy is simply to make the place into a garbage dump picked over by destitute people.
The current ceasefire will do nothing to relieve the siege imposed physically, financially, commercially by Israel, the U.S. and the E.U. Israel and its accomplices are sentencing Gaza's occupants to a living death in situ, with actual death meted out each day to "terrorists" and those unfortunate enough to be in the line of fire, like the family in Beit Hanoun or the school teacher by the minibus filled with children (a near miss).
As Gideon Levy wrote in one of his many searing reports in Ha'aretz, the Israeli army "has been rampaging through Gaza-there's no other word to describe it-killing and demolishing, bombing and shelling, indiscriminately".
When my brother Patrick was there in September he reported in The Independent that "Israeli troops and tanks come and go at will.
In the northern district of Shajhayeh they took over several houses last week and stayed five days.
By the time they withdrew, 22 Palestinians had been killed, three houses were destroyed and groves of olive, citrus and almond trees had been bulldozed.
Fuad al-Tuba, the 61-year-old farmer who owned a farm here, said: 'they even destroyed 22 of my bee-hives and killed four sheep.'
His son Baher al-Tuba described how for five days Israeli soldiers confined him and his relatives to one room in his house where they survived by drinking water from a fish pond.
'Snipers took up positions in the windows and shot at anybody who came near," he said.
"They killed one of my neighbors called Fathi Abu Gumbuz who was 56 years old and just went out to get water.'"
Israel CEll phone
The sound that Palestinians most dread, Patrick wrote:
"is an unknown voice on their cell phone saying they have half an hour to leave their home before it is hit by bombs or missiles.
There is no appeal."
The Israelis have destroyed 70 percent of the orange groves; stopped the fishermen from going out in their boats, destroyed the central power station.
More than 50 percent of the population is out of work, and per capita income is less than $2 a day.
Jennifer Loewenstein, of the Middle Eastern studies program at the Unversity of Wisconsin at Madison, has visited Gaza many times and written powerfully about it on the CounterPunch website.
She wrote to me last week, "If people received genuine information about Gaza they would also be appalled-and that's of course why they don't get any real information about it from getting out.
In addition, if the Israeli blockade of virtually all human traffic into Gaza were to end and more visitors could actually get in, more people-including freelance journalists-would be outraged, or stunned into disbelief at what Israel with US and EU backing has done to that miserable strip of land.
Again, that's why the Israeli-imposed human blockade persists.
And while diplomats, UN and international aid workers and a few others do get in, the fact that most of them utter not a peep about this ongoing crime against humanity suggests in the most sinister way that they will continue not to utter a peep when things get worse.
As Loewenstein concluded: "Servility to power doesn't get more insidious or malignant than this."
US Democrats and Republicans Have Enough Votes To End The Palestine Israel conflict
Palestinian women confront US paid Israel occupation solidersAll funded by U.S. taxpayer
Missiles, tanks, arms supplied
Israel government, army paid for by U.S.
US taxpayer money to Israel's military — Israel nuclear and chemical weapons
Though it is a state secret, Israel’s development of chemical and biological weapons has been known and analyzed for decades —
The typhoid poisoning of Palestinian wells and water supplies in 1948. (3,4)
The conversion of F-16s into nerve gas ‘crop dusters’ in 1998. (5)
Israel has always demonstrated a strong interest in developing CBW agents and methods for their dispersal.
Links with US CBW and medical research centers
In 1992 an El Al 747 flying nerve gas ingredients from the US to Israel crashed into an Amsterdam apartment building. (6)
According to Salman Abu-Sitta, president of the Palestine Land Society, the respected Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad followed up the crash with an in-depth investigation of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), Israel’s CBW complex in Nes Ziona.
The paper reportedly found "strong links" with several US CBW and medical research centers:
"Close cooperation between IIBR and the British-American biological warfare programme."
"Extensive collaboration on BW research with Germany and Holland." (7)
Israel's Chemical Weapons:
Undetectable poison-needle gun for 'clean' assassinations
At IIBR, doctors publish world-class research in acetylcholine, the mother lode of nerve gas design.
The Nes Ziona complex is reputed to have invented an "undetectable" poison-needle gun for "clean" assassinations. (8)
In September 1997, two days after Jordan’s King Hussein told Israeli PM Netanyahu that Hamas was seeking negotiations, Mossad agents in Jordan attempted to kill Hamas leader Khaled Misha’al with a lethal dose of fentanyl. (9)
For years, rumors persisted that Israel was using or testing unknown chemical agents on Palestinian civilians.
The rumors began to reveal their substance February 12, 2001, when Israel began a six-week campaign of "novel gas" attacks in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
By chance, American filmmaker James Longley arrived in Khan Younis, Gaza in the middle of the first attack.
That afternoon he began filming the victims.
His award-winning film, Gaza Strip, documents the naked reality of Israel’s chemical weaponry — the canisters, the doctors, the eyewitnesses, and the hideous suffering of the victims, many of whom remained hospitalized for days or weeks. (10)

Israel's Chemical Weapons
Sweet, minty fragrance after few minutes
The February 12 gassing of neighborhoods in Khan Younis presaged the attacks that followed.
When the gas canisters landed, they began to billow clouds of either white or black, sooty smoke.
The gas was non-irritating and initially odorless, changing to a sweet, minty fragrance after a few minutes.   One victim recalled:
"The smell was good.   You want to breathe more.   You feel good when you inhale it."
The smoke often shifted to a 'rainbow' of changing colors. (11) (12)
Nothing we've ever seen before
From five to thirty minutes after breathing the gas, victims began to feel sick and have difficulty breathing.
A searing pain began to wrench their gut, followed by vomiting, sometimes of blood, then complete hysteria and extremely violent convulsions.
Many victims suffered a relentless syndrome for days or weeks afterward, alternating between convulsions and periods of conscious, twitching, vomiting agony.
Palestinians agreed: "This is like nothing we've ever seen before." (13)
Symptoms of exposure to the gas
Forty people were admitted to Al-Nasser Hospital "in an odd state of hysteria and nervous breakdown", suffering from "fainting and spasms."
Sixteen gas patients had to be transferred to the intensive care unit.
Doctors "reported the Israeli use of gas that appeared to cause convulsions." (14)
Israel's Chemical Weapons
Symptoms of exposure to the gas
At the Gharbi refugee camp, thirty-two people "were treated for serious injuries" following exposure to the gas.
Dr. Salakh Shami at Al-Amal Hospital reported the hospital receiving "about 130 patients suffering from gas inhalation from February 12."
Bewildered medical personnel had "never seen anything..like the gas at Tufa." Victims were "jumping up and down, left and right..thrashing limbs around", suffering "convulsions..a kind of hysteria. They were all shaking."
Others were already unconscious.
An hour or two later, they would come to. And the convulsions and the vomiting and disorientation and pain would return.(16)
The following day, February 13, Israeli forces again deployed the strange new gas canisters in Khan Younis.
Over forty new gas victims, "including a number of children..from 1 to 5 years-old", arrived at Al-Nasser Hospital and the hospital of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.
Israel's Chemical Weapons
The news began to trickle out:
"Palestinian security services have accused the Israeli army of using nerve gas during a gunbattle yesterday", reported AFX News Limited, noting "the army has strongly denied the charges." (18)
The Voice of Palestine reported that:
"...specialists believe that this is an internationally banned nerve gas."
Those who inhaled the gas:
"...suffered a nervous breakdown and vomited blood." (19)
Convulsions and spasms
The next day, Deutsche Presse-Agentur quoted Dr. Yasser Sheikh Ali from Al-Nasser Hospital:
"Israel has been using a powerful type of tear gas against the Palestinians that causes convulsions and spasms."
According to DPA, more than 80 Palestinians:
"...reported that Israeli soldiers had used the white smoky gas, but Israel denied doing so." (20)
Suffocation and spasms
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) reported that on February 15 three more canisters of the poison gas were fired at houses in the Khan Younis camp, and:
"...another 11 Palestinian civilians, mostly children, suffered from suffocation and spasms due to gas inhalation." (21)
British journalist Graham Usher wrote that Khan Younis civilians were "incapacitated" by "a ‘new’ form of toxic gas." (22)
Israel's Chemical Weapons
PA President Yasser Arafat publicly "accused Israel of using poison gas."
The IDF issued a second denial.   Israeli Communications Minister Ben-Eliezer called reports of gas casualties in Khan Younis "incorrect and false."
Senior PA minister Nabil Shaath said that a sample of the gas would be sent to "an international center for analysis." (23)
The results, if any, were never divulged.
Highly effective black gas
On February 18, Israeli soldiers near the Neve Dekalim settlement reportedly fired four poison gas canisters at Palestinian houses in Khan Younis.
Later that afternoon, more canisters were fired, forcing Palestinians to flee their homes.
PCHR reported that:
"41 Palestinian civilians, mostly children and women, suffered from suffocation and spasms." (24)
By PCHR’s count, 238 Palestinians were affected by poison gas attacks between February 12 and February 20.
Twenty-seven of the victims were still hospitalized on the 22nd. (25)
Israel's Chemical Weapons
On March 2, an unknown gas was used against civilians in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh.   Israeli soldiers reportedly fired "canisters of a highly effective black gas similar to the one used in Khan Yunis three weeks ago." (26)
Twenty-four days later, Israeli forces east of Gaza City used a gas that "left symptoms different from those of the..gas used first.. in Khan Yunis starting from February 12..", although several similarities also appeared.   In this attack the onset of abdominal pain seemed to be delayed. (27)
Large doses of anti-convulsants were required to control the boy’s seizures
On March 30, medical professionals in Nablus reported Israeli soldiers using the new poison gas against Palestinian demonstrators. (28)
British journalist Jonathan Cook reported a March gas attack on the schoolyard of Al-Khader village, near Bethlehem.  
Thirteen year-old Sliman Salah was playing when a gas canister landed next to him, "enveloping him in a cloud of gas described by witnesses as an unfamiliar, yellow colour."
Large doses of anti-convulsants were required to control the boy’s seizures and maintain consciousness.
His symptoms:
"...were finally brought under control five days after his exposure to the gas.
But Salah’s father says the boy is still suffering from stomach pains, vomiting, dizziness and breathing problems." (29)
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Internation Court of Justice 

The Hague.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Picture: AFP/CONTINENTAL
The judges of the International Court of Justice take their places in The Hague.
The Court ruled:
1) That Israel's right to self-defense does not justify the infringement on Palestinian rights caused by its building of the wall barrier in the West Bank.
2) That the construction of the Israeli wall was "tantamount to annexation" and impeded the Palestinian right to self-determination.
3) Israel should compensate owners of land seized to construct the barrier and those harmed by the barrier.
4) All states are under obligation not to recognise the situation and ensure Israel's compliance with international law.
Photo: AP/Nabeel al-Jurani
Wife of Victor Kreiderman cries during his funeral in the community cemetery of the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan in the northern West Bank, Sunday, July 4, 2004.
Kreiderman, 49, was killed and his wife was lightly wounded Sunday morning in a shooting attack near the northern West Bank village of Yabed.
The General Assembly of the United Nations, consisting of all 191 UN members, voted 90 to 8 in December 2003 to ask the court to determine the legality of the barrier.
The court document in response includes:
The Court notes that Israel is first obliged to comply with the international obligations it has breached by the construction of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Consequently, Israel is bound to comply with its obligation to respect the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and its obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
Furthermore, it must ensure freedom of access to the Holy Places that came under its control following the 1967 War.
Israel is accordingly under an obligation to return the land, orchards, olive groves and other immovable property seized from any natural or legal person for purposes of construction of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
In the event that such restitution should prove to be materially impossible, Israel has an obligation to compensate the persons in question for the damage suffered.
The Court considers that Israel also has an obligation to compensate, in accordance with the applicable rules of international law, all natural or legal persons having suffered any form of material damage as a result of the wall’s construction.
Given the character and the importance of the rights and obligations involved, the Court is of the view that all States are under an obligation not to recognize the illegal situation resulting from the construction of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem.
They are also under an obligation not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by such construction.
It is also for all States, while respecting the United Nations Charter and international law, to see to it that any impediment, resulting from the construction of the wall, to the exercise by the Palestinian people of its right to self-determination is brought to an end.
In addition, all the States parties to the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 are under an obligation, while respecting the United Nations Charter and international law, to ensure compliance by Israel with international humanitarian law as embodied in that Convention.

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Politicians of disgust
Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: Photo/Osamu Honda

Kewe comment:
These are the people — including Bush and the Republicans — but especially these people, because they fawn and abase themselves in obsequious behaviour for the support of the pro-Zionist Israeli lobby within their constituency, taking the substantial reward of monies for the use of their political careers.
It is US Taxpayer money that props up the present Zionist Israli government, US taxpayer money used to supply the Zionist Israeli military with its supposed needs.
It is these people, these politicians of disgust — and if there is a hell there has to be a special place reserved for such — that have not only allowed but furthered and nurtured over these many years the attitude from the people of Israel, most not born to the land, that they have a legitimate right to exclude the people of Palestine from the farms and olive reserves who's fathers and mothers and grandfathers and grandmothers going back generation upon generation have maintained.
The US taxpayer has and is supplying the money for US made bulldozers to tear down the olive trees.
US taxpayer money has and is supplying the highest technical armaments that are perpetuating this human misery.  US taxpayer money is allowing one grouping of people to overlord in a most vicious way another grouping, a grouping who do have right to the land that they are now excluded from.
Bloomberg News   July 9, 2004
“This fence is a legitimate response by a sovereign nation, a democratic nation, to protect its citizens.   It is clear to me that this fence saves lives,” U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, Democrat of New York, said in a speech near the UN today.   The court ruling is “not to be accepted by people who understand the legitimate needs of democratic nations to defend themselves.”
US supplied and paid Israel bombing across Lebanon expanded Monday with missiles targeting all areas.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: AFP/File/Eitan Abramovich
These are the people who have been perpetuating this racist exclusion.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Former Israeli opposition leader Shimon Peres.
Sick person
Sick mentally and spiritually
Calls Iran 'the centre of global terror'
Look a little closer Peres
They've been excluding and marginalizing for more than fifty years
(To relegate or confine to a lower or outer limit or edge, as of social standing.)
             All because of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
Crushed to death by bulldozer.
Palestinians carry the body of seventy-year-old Ibrahim Mahmoud Khalafallah, during his funeral at the Khan Younis refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip July 12, 2004.
An Israeli bulldozer crushed the disabled man to death when it demolished his Gaza Strip home.
Family members said he had not heard army calls to evacuate his home and had been killed under the rubble.
The demolition was during a raid to demolish homes the army described as 'militant gun posts'.
US Israel Murder
US Democrats and Republicans simply have to block passage of any bill that would continue to fund the Israel government.
This requires not 67 or 60 US Senate votes, or even 51, but just 41 — the number of US senators needed to maintain a filibuster and prevent a bill from coming up for a vote.
In other words, the US Democrats and Republicans have more than enough votes to end the Palestine conflict — if they choose to do so.
The US Democratic and Republican leadership may believe — rightly or wrongly — that such a strategy would entail unacceptable political costs, especially with the high level funding from AIPAC and other Israel backed monetary support.
But that's very different from being unable to affect policy.
To insist that the US Congress cannot stop the Palestine conflict obscures the actual choices facing the US people — by confusing "can't" with "won't.
 
 
All because of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
 
 
 



Earth, a planet
hungry for peace

(IPC, 7/4/04)
The Israeli apartheid (land grab) wall
around Palestinian population centers.
The Israeli apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in the West Bank, like a Python (Alquds, 1/25/03.
"Sharon, Why Did You Destroy My House?"
Palestinian Reporter Wins the Ethnic Media Award in Washington DC for his Story
RAFAH, November 14, 2006, (WAFA)
Palestinian reporter Mohammed Omar 22, won the "best" Ethnic Media Award, organized by New America Media in Washington DC.
Omar won the award for his story ""Sharon, Why Did You Destroy My House?": Operation Rainbow a Year Later" published by Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and the Norwegian "Morgenebladet" last year.
Omar, who is heading to attend the "New America Media's First National Ethnic Media Awards" in Washington DC told WAFA that he is the first journalist from the Middle East to win this award.
His story sheds the light on the daily suffer and human details of Palestinian family who was turned to homeless as Israeli Occupation Forces destroyed their home in the refugee camp of Rafah, south of Gaza, last year.
For two days I was worried
Mohammed Omar, from Rafah, works as reporter for Washington Report on Middle East Affairs as well as a freelance and photojournalist for the Morgenebladet and other European papers.
"When I received a phone call from Washington informing me about winning, I could not absorb, for two days I was worried," he said, "after two days, I digested it, I felt so proud, happy and full of self confidence."
Omar added that he thought that he won because his stories focus on the human touch, credibility and structure.
Mohammed Omar, lost his house in 2003 as Israeli caterpillars flattened it, and his father spent 11 years in Israeli prisons, said that his winning the Ethnic Media Award is a "Palestinian victory".
"I am the son of Palestinian cause, everyday I taste the bitterness of the daily life of the Palestinian people, so the real winner is the innocent children who were slaughtered by war machines and the rubble of the houses destroyed by Israeli bulldozers," he said.
Omar asserted that he will continue writing and taking pictures for those people who every day suffer as well as he will write also about Palestinian beauty, arts and music in Palestine to show the other face of Palestine.
The United Nations' top human rights body held a special session Wednesday to consider a call by Arab and Muslim states for action against the 'gross human rights violations' of Israel in Gaza.

The US vetoes a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel's recent attacks in Gaza at the U.N. headquarters in New York November 11, 2006.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
A reflection on the psychological state of Israel, and the people of the United States of America, which funds from its taxpayer money Israel's military, Israel's nuclear and chemical weapons, and Israel's government.
In its March, 2003 special report, Israel’s Secret Weapon, BBC Television reviewed this series of gas attacks, noting:
"The Israeli army has used new unidentified weapons.
In February 2001 a new gas was used in Gaza.
A hundred and eighty patients were admitted to hospitals with severe convulsions….
Israel is outside chemical and biological weapons treaties and still refuses to say what the new gas was." (30)
Typical of nerve gas poisoning
In my analysis of the reported comments of victims, eyewitnesses and medical professionals regarding this series of attacks, I identified thirty-three distinct symptoms attributed to the unidentified gas.
All but three of these symptoms appear to be typical of nerve gas poisoning. (31)
Tareg Bey, a chemical warfare expert at the University of California-Irvine, told the Chicago Reader that the symptoms described to him:
"...all fit really well to nerve gas."
Though he was puzzled by the reported fragrance and skin rashes. (32)
In an October 9, 2003 article, Jennifer Loewenstein and Angela Gaff asked, "What gas is Israel using?"
They reported the story of Mukhles Burgal, a Palestinian prisoner caught in a brutal attack inside Israel’s Ashkelon prison.
"...guards forced their way into the crowded cell, spraying two canisters of some type of gas.
"Some of the 14 prisoners passed out…
"The effects of the gas were severe muscle spasms and an overwhelming sensation of not being able to breathe." (33)

Israel's Chemical Weapons
Forbidden according to international law
Two days later, Palestine Monitor reported that Israeli forces in Rafah were allegedly "firing gas grenades containing a black gas believed to be adamatite [adamsite?] – the use of which is forbidden according to international law.   Medical authorities urged people to avoid the gas at all costs, as it not only causes difficulty in breathing but seriously affects the nervous system." (34)
[Editor's note: From Wikipedia
Adamsite or DM is an organic compound; technically, an arsenical diphenylaminechlorarsine, that can be used as a riot control agent.   DM belongs to the group known as vomiting agents or sneeze gases.   First synthesized in Germany, it was independently developed by the US chemist Roger Adams (for whom it is named) at the University of Illinois in 1918.   DM was produced and stockpiled by the Americans at the end of World War I, but never deployed on the battlefield.
DM is an odourless crystalline compound with a very low vapour pressure.   The colour of the crystals ranges from bright yellow to dark green depending on the purity.   It is readily soluble in some organic solvents (e.g. acetone, dichloromethane), but nearly insoluble in water.   In vaporous form it appears as a yellow smoke.
Adamsite is usually dispersed as an aerosol, making the upper respiratory tract the primary site of action.   Although the effects are similar to those caused by typical riot control agents (e.g. CS), they are slower in onset and longer in duration, often lasting several hours.   After a latency period of 5-10 minutes irritation of the eyes, lungs and mucous membranes develops followed by headache, nausea and persistent vomiting.
Early battlefield use was intended to be via "Adamsite candles".   These were large metal tubes containing Adamsite plus a slow burning incendiary composition.   A series of candles were lit and the Adamsite-laden smoke allowed to drift towards the enemy.
DM is regarded as obsolete.   It has been widely replaced by more modern riot control agents such as CS which are less toxic and more rapid in onset of symptoms.   Even so, DM could still be tactically deployed in combination with an attack of nerve agents.   While vomiting the soldier is forced to unmask, thereby exposing him to the lethal agent.
For some reason, PCHR’s press release from the same day, an apparent source of these reports, is no longer available. (35)
On the 14th, eyewitness Laura Gordon wrote, "The army used some kind of nerve gas for the first time in Rafah, leaving people in convulsions for days." (36)
Israel's Chemical Weapons
Following the recent gas attack in Al-Zawiya, town officials reportedly told Al Ayyam newspaper, "the Israeli occupation troops were using an illegal substance that caused nerve spasms and that several cases had been transferred to Nablus hospitals." (37)
Colors they have never seen
The PA’s International Press Center reported that
"Official and public sources in..Al-Zawya..asserted that those who have inhaled the tear gas IOF troops fired at them four days ago are still suffering from the effects of the gas…
"A number of those citizens have already had amnesias or partial memory loss, in addition to cramps…
"In addition to strange cramps every three hours… those who inhaled the gas are still suffering severe pains in the joints and nausea for four days now.
"Eyewitnesses recalled that the Israeli soldiers were keen on picking the empty tear gas canisters.."
Journalists told IPC:
"that the gas was in different colors they have never seen coming out of a tear gas canister before, and that some gases had an unrecalled smell." (38)
Israel's Chemical Weapons
Symptoms of a nerve gas
According to IMEMC:
"..tens of demonstrators who inhaled this gas had partial memory loss.
Dr. Bassam Abu Madi told IMEMC that the some of those who inhaled the gas had severe choking and some contraction in their feet and arm muscles.
Eyewitnesses said the gas has a strange smell and a reddish-brownish color." [corrected copy]
In a follow up story, IMEMC concluded that:
"protesters were attacked with gas that is not like the tear gas.
Those who inhaled the gas suffered some memory loss while others had other symptoms of a nerve gas.
Yet this was not medically confirmed for lack of laboratories to inspect the gas canisters collected from the scene." (39)
All because of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
Picture: BBC  News Online
The journey begins at Khalat al-Abed — a rich agricultural area — where Israeli contractors have just started clearing the ground for the Abu Dis wall.
Two diggers and three bulldozers work a few metres from Palestinian houses while a third digger uproots olive trees.
 
All because of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
All because of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
Mohammed Shorbaji, 13, killed during an exchange of fire
Israel's Chemical Weapons
Al Jazeera.net reported the opinion of Awni Khatib, a professor of chemistry at Hebron University:
"the new symptoms–particularly the violent convulsions experienced by some Palestinian protesters outside the village of Sawiya [Zawiya], southwest of Nablus–suggest..that the Israeli army may be using a new class of chemicals that lie somewhere between normal tear gas and chemical weapons." (40)
Israel’s repeated use of highly toxic unknown chemicals against Palestinian civilians is now an open secret.
We can expect these attacks to continue until a concerted effort is made to determine the facts and hold Israel accountable.
So far, the international human rights community has steadfastly ignored the mounting evidence.
When will professional investigators begin to retrieve and test the gas canisters?
Why has no one but James Longley bothered to document interviews with victims, doctors, and other eyewitnesses?
In a world in which one country’s mere possession of chemical weapons can be an excuse for international retribution, how another country’s use of chemical weapons against civilians be dismissed as a "regrettably excessive" tactic of crowd control?
Our silence is poisoning Palestine.
My initial report on the use of an unknown gas agent by Israeli troops in occupied Palestine (see
www.vtjp.org/report/ ) was used by the BBC, which consulted with me in its preparation of the controversial March, 2003 television special, 'Israel's Secret Weapon'.
Gush Shalom and others have reported a new 'chemical attack' against nonviolent demonstrators near Al-Zawiya, West Bank, June 10, 2004.
This article investigates the Al-Zawiya incident, places it in context, and calls for serious investigation of this very troubling phenomenon.
Thank you for giving it your consideration.   James Brooks
   Israel's Chemical Weapons   July 12, 2004   By James Brooks  
   For footnote details   click here  
Do you know what kind of weapons causes this damage?
www.counterpunch.org     Eliza Ernshire, West Bank, Palestine     August 4, 2006
Chemical weapons and phosphorous bombs
To further discredit the Israeli invasions of recent weeks and add weight to the immorality of Israeli tactics, evidence is slowly mounting about the use of chemical weapons and phosphorous bombs against the population of Gaza and the Lebanese people.
Doctors have started testifying in south Lebanon about the condition in which some victims are brought in to be identified.
They have reported how many corpses arriving in the hospitals show no signs of bleeding.
How the bodies were burnt beyond recognition and how a strange odor emanated from them.
Horribly mutilated bodies are regular sights in the hospitals of Gaza as well where victims have been hit by exploding nail-bombs.
To the relatives of these victims, and to the people who saw them die, nothing will make them ever forget.
To the little Hudas of this war who have lost everything and who saw everything, a psychological void is all that will be in front of them.
And this is Israel's psychological war, one directly encouraged and backed and maybe even orchestrated by America: practiced as they are in the means of torture, leaked to the world at Abu Ghraib, and unknown to the world in many other cases.
Safir Newspaper Beirut and Uruknet.info http://uruknet.info/     July 22, 2006     Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research
US Israel crimes against humanity:
Gruesome images of charred and mutilated bodies following Israeli air strikes
While these gruesome images have been released by acredited news agencies including Reuters, Agence France Press and the Associated Press, they are casually dismissed, they are not considered as reliable evidence of war crimes.
There is, in this regard, a deliberate media coverup of Israeli sponsored crimes and atrocities.
Civilian casualties continue to be presented in media reports as "collateral damage".
Laser guided missiles and "smart bombs" are very precise.
They rarely miss their target.
US Israel Murder
Do you know what kind of weapons causes this damage?
Beirut
July 21st, 2006
I left the office early last night; at midnight.
There was only one devastating picture yesterday: that of two people who were killed in air strikes on Akkar, (the poorer area) in the north, late Wednesday night.
Weird
Both corps were black, both were dismembered, both were "weird".   I don't think it matters anymore to try to prove that Israel is using unconventional, forbidden weapons ... that would only prove that it should have used "allowed" weapons.   Who cares, people are dying anyway.   And whatever weapons are being used, the pollution they're creating will kill the survivors from cancer later.
The rest of the pictures were less devastating, conventional: demolished houses, wiped out villages and towns, more refugees, some of them starving, lovely babes on board of US marines ships and colored people from poor countries lining up in front of embassies hoping they will get them out of this hell.
 
The really devastating pictures will came later, much later, some day when all this will stop maybe we'll be able to visit the ruins of whole villages.   But even then it might be too late: how long does it take corps buried under rubbles to disintegrate and vanish?
Anyway, so I left the office early and went home with my friend who's staying with us because his house is in the southern suburb of Beirut.   I was a bit worried because my brother in law, Khalil's brother, was there too and I was wondering if I'd be able to manage space for everybody to sleep comfortably.
Raed, my brother in law, and his eight-month pregnant wife, had left Jebshit in the south yesterday morning.   They reached Beirut by 5:00 pm.
They had crossed a bridge in Habbouche who'd been targeted only once.   It was destroyed but cars were still able to find a way through.   Half an hour after Raed had crossed the bridge, it was bombed again and completely demolished this time (sounds like an Indian movie, right?).   Of course Raed knew nothing about that, he trying to make out to Saida, then up to Baakline in the Shouf then way down back to Beirut.
When I got home, I asked if they had dinner.   I was a bit ashamed because my fridge is empty.   I hadn't had time lately to buy grocery and I'm "heavily" relying on milk to feed Kinda, my daughter.   "Dinner?" Raed asked, "we had 9 shawarma sandwiches, Rana (his wife) and I.   Today was the first time we eat in 3 days".
He tells stories about Jebshit.   Sad ones.   No electricity, no water, no roads, no food, no newspapers.   Some villages even run out of batteries, so they can't even listen to the news on the radio.   Funny, isn't it, that in Beirut we know more about what's going on than the people concerned.   Raed only knew they blew the Habbouche bridge when he listened to the news after he reached Beirut.
I have to admit to all of you that I have very mixed, weird, sick feelings about all this.
The first three or four days were very strange.   I was in Beirut, sitting in an air conditioned office, watching the devastation of the South and the southern suburb.   It felt like when you watch news and pictures from Palestine and Iraq.   You feel frustrated and concerned, but you know there's not much you can do for them, for mere geographical reasons, at least that's the excuse one uses to comfort one's self.   But "this" was happening a few kilometers away and I'd still be sitting here watching.
The other weird feeling was related to the first one: I felt that I was paying my dues.   The guilt feeling I've always had toward Palestine, and later towards Iraq, has diminished a little bit.   I felt like hugging Palestine and Iraq and screaming to them:
"We're with you, like you: left alone, suffering and part of your cause, a great one."
 
Sometimes I just flip and cry.   Cry because I'm so helpless and angry.   And most of the time I turn on my "automatic engine on".   I wake up at six, come to the office, report hideous stories, feel nothing about them, do my job: double check, choose "fantastic" headlines, pick up the "best" pictures, try to be as professional as one can be.
I do that for 12 to 14 hours.   I'd then go home, pick up my daughter from my mother's house, and go to bed at one.
The Israelis love to start their raids at ten past one, sometimes at five past one.   That's when I'm in bed.
Every night, when they start, I rush out to the balcony to see where the smoke comes from.   I live on the twelfth floor.   Every night, when I go out, I see the moon, my lovely moon, shyly hiding behind the clouds caused by the fires that are surrounding my Beirut.
This morning, I stayed home till 12:00.   I played with Kinda.   My poor little baby.   She doesn't understand what's going on.   She keeps asking about her cousins.   She looks at their pictures and keeps repeating their names; as if it was an exercise not to forget them.   I tell her they're in the mountains, and that we can't go there.   When they call us, she refuses to talk to them.   She thinks they abandoned her.
The first time she heard the bombing, she rushed to my arms asking me if this was fireworks.   I said " no, this is boum boum, ha ha ha " and started laughing.   So now, every time she hears the bombing she starts singing "boum boum " and she laughs.
I left her at noon.   She was sleepy, and wouldn't go to bed.   It took a few minutes to realize the reason: she wanted to fall asleep in my arms.   Before July the 12th, I would not move at her bed time.   I'd put her on my lap, sing to her until she sleeps.   For 10 days now, she's been sleeping in the stroller at my mother's house: only to guaranty that I will come pick her up when I finish working.
Two last notes: I feel ashamed talking about my daughter while other people's kids were either killed or lack of food and shelter.   But I feel so guilty towards her.
Second: to all the Israelis who have been sending their comments on what I write, I say this: I agree with you, we are savages, blood lovers, we don't have feelings, and we actually enjoy looking at the pictures of victims.   Actually, each time we see one, we party and dance.   And in my writings, I'm only pretending to have feelings, and being pathetically sentimental only to bluff.   Here, I'm admitting it.   And to all my friends in the west: don't believe anything I say, cause I'm only viciously using you and trying to turn you into sympathizers of fundamental terrorism.
Hanady
A Lebanese firefighter extinguishes the charred body of a Lebanese truck driver who was killed when Israeli planes attacked the port in Beirut, July 17, 2006.

War crimes in Lebanon.

US Israel aircraft and missiles continued to attack south, east, west and northern Lebanon.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: http://uruknet.info/AP
A Lebanese firefighter extinguishes the charred body of a Lebanese truck driver who was killed when Israeli planes attacked the port in Beirut, July 17, 2006.
War crimes in Lebanon.
US Israel aircraft and missiles continued to attack south, east, west and northern Lebanon.
The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.
More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.
Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.
Photos: http://uruknet.info/AP
Safir Newspaper Beirut and Uruknet.info http://uruknet.info/     July 22, 2006     Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research
US Israel crimes against humanity:
Gruesome images of charred and mutilated bodies following Israeli air strikes
When residential buildings are targetted, this means civilians will be killed.
These actions ordered by Israel's IDF are quite deliberate.
The atrocities in these pictures are beyond description.
Israel has being using, quite deliberately, deadly "weapons of mass destruction" in the real sense of the word against Lebanese civilians.
Israel is involved in crimes against humanity and the so-called international community unreservedly supports Israel's right to "self defense".
Moreover, in providing a green light to Israel to continue its criminal bombings for another week, the Bush adminstration is directly responsible for these atrocities.
No compassion on the part of western leaders.
"War is good for business".
The killings are for profit and political gain.
Safir Newspaper Beirut and Uruknet.info http://uruknet.info/     July 22, 2006     Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research
The entire Western meda is silent, focussing ad nauseam on the alleged terrorist actions of Hizbollah, its "links to Iran and Syria", the rescue of Western expatriates.
But not a word on the destruction of an entire nation.
What Israel is doing in a very concrete sense is "wiping Lebanon off the face of the map".
By destroying its civilian infrastructure and killing its people, Israel "questions Lebanon's right to exist" as a sovereign nation.
Is this what is called "the clash of civilisations"?
We are dealing with the criminalisation of the Western media.
If atrocities of this nature are not reported or acknowledged, what are the implications?
The end of "civilised society"?
Look at the foot
Safir Newspaper Beirut and Uruknet.info http://uruknet.info/     July 22, 2006     Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research
There can be no double standards.
If G-8 leaders and the UN Secretary General do not speak out explicitly, not only in condemning but in taking concrete actions against Israel, they too are collectively responsible for crimes against humanity.
It is time for the real war criminals be prosecuted.
Extensive sanctions should be adopted against the Israeli government.
Political leaders who endorse the Israeli sponsored killings must understand that they too can be prosecuted within their respective jurisdictions.
Beirut
July 19, 2006
The attached pictures are hideously gruesome, but you have to look at them. Help me find out what kind of weapons cause this kind of dismemberment and mutation.
What kind of weapons cause this kind of damage? Do you know? Could you find out?
None of this is confirmed, or could be here and now.
However, there are growing doubts that Israel might be using internationally forbidden weapons in its current aggression against Lebanon.
News from "Southern Medical Center", a hospital in Saida( in South Lebanon) are not good.
Dr. Bashir Sham, member of "French Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons", explains that the way the corps look when they reach the hospital, especially those of the air strikes in Doueir and Rmayleih, is very abnormal.
One might think they were burnt, but their colour is dark, they're inflated, and they have a terrible smell.
All this, and the hair is not burnt nor do the bodies bleed.
Eight of the victims of an air strike on Rmayleih bridge, near Saida, on the 15th of July, were transferred to Sham's hospital.
Sham says that only chemical poisonous substances "lead to instant death without bleeding".
And what indicates the power of these substances, is the high and unusual of number of dead victimes, compared to the number of injuries.
Sham thinks that whatever "abnormal" substance causing these features might penetrate through the skin, or another explanation would be that the missiles contained toxic gas that stopped the proper functioning of the nervous system, and led to blood clotting.
These toxic materials cause immediate death, within two to thirty minutes, according to Sham, who admits that these doubts can't be proven, not even by an autopsy.
The director of the same medical center, Ali Mansour, says that due to the strong smell of the corps, he couldn't breath properly for at least 12 hours after the corps were handled.
He explains that the center received eight bodies from Rmeileh last Monday, and none of them was bleeding.
Mansour tells us the hospital wrote to both the commissioner of the European Union for Foreign Affaires Javier Solana, and the United Nations Secretary general Kofi Anan.
He said that Dr Sham will communicate his doubts to the Doctors Order in Lebanon.
CAN YOU HELP US, PLEASE!
Hanady
Look at the eye
 
Lebanon
Lebanon
An 18-month-old Lebanese child lies dead 17 July on a hospital bed in Saida eight hours after being injured yesterday in an Israeli air attack in Tyre.

War crimes in Lebanon.

US Israel aircraft and missiles continued to attack south, east and northern Lebanon.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

Photo: http://uruknet.info/AFP
An 18-month-old Lebanese child lies dead 17 July on a hospital bed in Saida eight hours after being injured yesterday in an Israeli air attack in Tyre.
War crimes in Lebanon.
US Israel aircraft and missiles continued to attack south, east and northern Lebanon.
The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.
Photo: http://uruknet.info/AFP

Lebanon

Lebanon

Lebanon
September 14, 2006
A Walk Through the Rubble
Israel's Use of American Cluster Bombs
By FRANKLIN LAMB
Al Sultaneih, Lebanon.
A s the initial assessment and clean up of American cluster bombs, estimated at more than 130,000 unexploded bomblets across the south of Lebanon, gets underway, unanticipated findings are emerging:
The breadth and depth of the problem with cluster bombs found in 498 locations in scores of villages as of September 9th was not expected.
Israel dropped cluster bombs both before and after many buildings were destroyed by bombs
So far less than 4% have been disposed of, and 0% of the villages in the south have been certified as safe for domestic or agricultural use by the United Nations ordnance disposal task force.
Even operators of heavy rubble clearing equipment are finding their work is stymied because Israel dropped cluster bombs both before and after many buildings were destroyed by bombs, and therefore cluster bombs are sandwiched between layers of pancaked walls and piles of rubble.
While the M-26 Cluster Bomb Unit may have looked "promising" at military demo shows when observed in ideal conditions of level, obstruction-free open areas, using "polished bomblet" conditions, the reality is very different in villages which are seeing not the military touted "dud rates" in the 1% to 4% range, but rather "dud rates" in the 40-60% range.
No weapons with this performance statistic would be taken seriously at arms sale outlets.
The U.S. cluster munitions dropped across Lebanon have been a near total failure as far as their claimed purpose and justification, degrading Hezbollah forces.
Lebanese Army, UN, and Hezbollah sources agree the Cluster Bombs had virtually no impact on Palestinian, Amal, and Hezbollah fighters during the recent conflict.
One Hezbollah commander told this observer: "Maybe 3 or 4 [were killed] — perhaps a few more I didn't hear about — due to accidents by our forcesbut unlike the civilian population, we have a long history of confronting the Zionist aggressors and we often know what they will do before they do.
True, they have your country's latest weapons, but one-on-one they are not impressive at all.
They know they stole Palestine
Much more cowardly and incompetent than their propaganda claims plus they are very weak psychologically — they know they stole Palestine, and they realize that sooner or later they will have to make peace, or they will destroy themselves and disappear from the region."
Halat Bridge,
Lebanon
Another commander added:
"My brothers can't wait for their [Israeli] troops to enter Lebanon again on the ground.
We are eager to hit them harder next time.
The Zionists' training has been used to using tanks against stone-throwing children and harassing pregnant women at check points.
We now have the weapons to quickly destroy their tanks.
That is why they couldn't enter and finally accepted a ceasefire.
We don't respect them either as men or soldiers".
Yet another offered:
"When we fire a rocket or series of rockets at their weapon stockpiles or artillery positions in northern Palestine, our brothers know that they have approximately 6-7 minutes to disappear — usually underground.
The Zionists place their weapons next to Arab neighborhoods, where they have not provided shelters for the non-Jews.   We are accused of targeting civilians.
This is not true, we know where their weapons are exactly.
They hide behind the civilians in northern Palestine like they do in Gaza.
Using the people as shields."
Other recent findings confirm that Israel may have dropped as many as 60% of the cluster bombs they used during July-August 2006 in the 72 hours immediately before the ceasefire.
Military analysts on the ground offer two explanations:
1.   Shear frustration, hatred, and rage by Israel's leadership and its obsession with punishing Lebanon for its more than 85% support (including Lebanon's middle class and Christian citizens) for Hezbollah's resistance to Israel's attempted reoccupation up to the Litani River.
2.   A desire by Israel to get rid of as much of its U.S. cluster bomb inventory as possible, which the Pentagon has stipulated must be reduced to a lower level before Israel can reorder newer models like the M-26.
This is why the 33 year old CBU-58, almost extinct, was used so widely.
Israel was cleaning out its CBU closet for new orders, one Lebanese army source reported.
Senator Ted Stevens and those in the Senate who opposed banning cluster bombs on Sept. 9 might want to reflect on what actual utility the US cluster bombs used by Israel in Lebanon actually achieved.
* * *
According to Israeli soldiers, reported in the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz on Sept. 13, the Israeli military launched over 1.2 million cluster bombs into Lebanon, and used phosphorous shells as well — "the overwhelming majority used in the last ten days of the war."
The use of phosphorous, which causes excruciating burns, is prohibited under international law.
An Israeli rocket unit commander stated that because the Israeli rockets are so imprecise, his unit was ordered to "flood" the area with them.
The soldiers said that during IDF training exercises live rockets are almost never fired, to prevent leaving duds behind that would "fill the IDF's firing grounds with mines."
Yet, the soldiers said, Israeli forces in Lebanon fired the rockets at ranges of less than 15 kilometers, "even though the manufacturer's guidelines state that firing at this range considerably increases the number of duds."
The rocket commander, who said he had complained to Israel's Defense Minister but has received no response, stated: "In Lebanon, we covered entire villages with cluster bombs.
What we did there was crazy and monstrous."

Lebanon
Israel US War Crimes in Gaza, Palestine Territories
Silvia Cattori: While Israel maintains the complete closure of the Gaza Strip and continues its war in the northern part, cynically named "Summer Rain" — a war that has killed close to 200 people and left thousands wounded — can you confirm what other witnesses have said that, under the pretext of a war against "terrorism" or the rescue of Corporal Shalit, Israel is in fact pursuing its goal of ethnic cleansing?
Hassan: It's terrible.   They are doing everything possible to make us flee the zone.
Everyone here knows that the terror that they are bringing, with ever greater savagery these last weeks, is part of a plan that seeks to push us even further away.
The first warning leaves families 24 hours to quit their homes.
The second leaves them only 15 minutes.
I still think that they will never succeed in dislodging us, except by killing us all.
Here it is a refugee camp.
People have rebuilt their lives here; they are waiting to return home.
We always have in mind that these last years [from 2000-] the Israeli army has destroyed about 6000 houses and that 50,000 people have been forced into the street in Gaza.

Lebanon

Lebanon
http://uruknet.info/     Silvia Cattori, Signs of the Times     August 2, 2006
Israel is waging a war of ethnic cleansing
Silvia Cattori: Are you drawing a parallel with what happened in southern Gaza?
Which means that the current war is not meant to "eradicate terrorists", as Israel pretends, but is destined to empty the new zone they seek of its population?
Hassan: Yes, Israel's plan is still the same.
In southern Gaza, Israel always acted to push the refugees further away in order to enlarge the zone they had annexed in previous operations.
Northern Gaza has known this same situation for some time.
The army propagates false information such as that there are tunnels or houses with hidden weapons.
This gives them the pretext to raze everything.
It is their way of saying "Leave or die".
In Lebanon, it is terrible.
The Israelis are doing the same thing, but in an even more massive way.
Amir Peretz spoke about "cleansing" southern Lebanon.
We see people fleeing in large numbers.
In places where people didn't have time to leave — as in Qana — it is a massacre.
US Israel Murder

Lebanon — Marwahin

Lebanon — Marwahin
http://uruknet.info/     Silvia Cattori, Signs of the Times     August 2, 2006
Israel is waging a war of ethnic cleansing
Hassan: Israel has always committed aggressions against us, even when our people did nothing.
We think that the war that they wage since June has nothing to do with the capture of the corporal.
We think the horrifying war that Israel is waging in Gaza has as its goal to break our will to resist and to dislodge us by force.
When Abu Mazen says that we shouldn't put the freeing of the Palestinian women and children held prisoner by the Israelis as a condition for the liberation of the French soldier [Shalit is a French citizen - Editor], the people themselves think that Israel has never respected any agreement and that it is out of the question to concede anything at all until the Palestinian prisoners are released.
Israel is a mosquito that could be easily beaten if there was the will on the part of the Arab states to liberate the people under its domination.
It was at Rafah, in southern Gaza, on March 16, 2003, that Rachel Corrie, a member of the International Solidarity Movement, was intentionally crushed by a military Caterpillar bulldozer while she tried to prevent the demolition of a house.
It was also at Rafah that the British photographer, Thomas Hurndall, also connected to the ISM, was badly wounded by the intentional shot from an Israel soldier. (He died in February 2004.)
Once again, it was at Rafah that the journalist James Miller was intentionally killed by shots from Israeli soldiers in May 2003.
Through these assassinations, Israel wanted to chase away any witnesses; they don't want anyone there to testify to the large scale of the crimes committed by its army.
http://abutamam.blogspot.com/
Imad Khadduri, Free Iraq
August 3, 2006
"Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, said he has recalled his country's ambassador to Israel to show his "indignation" over the military offensive in Lebanon.
In a televised speech on Thursday, he called the Israeli attacks "genocide".
... "It really causes indignation to see how the state of Israel continues bombing, killing ... with all of the power they have, with the support of the United States."
Chavez has repeatedly criticised the Israeli offensive.
He said: "It's hard to explain to oneself how nobody does anything to stop this horror."
His government has until recently said it had good relations with Israel.
... During a recent visit to Iran, Chavez called Israeli attacks on Lebanon a "fascist outrage".
He said: "The Israeli elite repeatedly criticise Hitler's actions against the Jews, and indeed Hitler's actions must be criticised, not just against the Jews but against the world.
It's also fascism what Israel is doing to the Palestinian people ... terrorism and fascism."
Israel US War Crime
But then on thinking a little deeper it became clear that the closed shops and the empty streets were the only means by which the people of Ramallah could say they did not want to acknowledge the presence of the Secretary, or allow her in any way to participate in the life of the city.
It was their way of turning their backs on American policy in this region, too closely allied with Israel's.
The people of Ramallah have precious little except the vibrancy of their always lively streets, and in protest that vibrancy was put behind locked doors to preserve it from the woman of America who had come smiling to gloat over their poverty.
Iraq Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 3 August 2006.
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board, the Free Arab Voice.
Battle rages for more than two hours in ar-Ramadi Thursday afternoon. Two US Humvees destroyed, their crews reported killed. American troops kill more than 10 civilians trying to get away from battle zone.
American soldier reported killed by Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter’s bullet in al-Ramadi.
Two US troops reported killed as Resistance carries out three attacks in al-Fallujah Wednesday evening.
"Israeli" emissary arrives in Baghdad with messages for puppet "Prime Minister" al-Maliki and SCIRI chief al-Hakim. America continues to transfer "smart weapons" through occupied Iraq to "Israel" for use in its aggression against the Lebanese people.
http://uruknet.info/   August 4, 2006
June 5, 1967: Israel war paid for by US money using US weapons.
Resulting in the continuing enslavement of the Palestinian people.
Continuing occupation of Arab Lands, and the continuation of the policy to subjugate muslims
The Day the 1967 Israeli War of Aggression Started.

The World on June 5, 1967 (right): Crying

The World on June 5, 2006 (left): Doesn't Know How to Cry Anymore 

Photo: www.aljazeerah.info/Hamed Najeeb, Alittihad, 6/5/06
The Day the 1967 Israeli War of Aggression Started.
The World on June 5, 1967 (right): Crying.
The World on June 5, 2006 (left): Doesn't Know How to Cry Anymore
Israel US War Crime

A cartoon has started circulating again in Palestine.
A poignant and tragic reminder of how much these two countries have suffered in like at the hands of a U.S backed Israel.
It shows Hamoodi, that strange little symbol of Palestinian resistance offering a flower to a maiden who is gazing down at Hamoodi through a gaping hole in a wall, caused by an exploding shell.
“Good Morning Beirut,” little Hamoodi says to the maiden.
“Welcome to our struggle.   We weep with you we, we suffer with you, we know how brutal your enemy can be.
We too are suffering.
Our sisters and brothers in Gaza are being buried every day.
Buried beneath the rubble of collapsing buildings, and beneath the sands blown by the desert winds in anger against the failure of the World leaders to act.
We have been waiting here for a long time.
We greet you and offer you a flower.   The ruins left by the inhuman military machine has devastated your people as it has ours.   And now all we in Palestine have to offer you is a flower.
We have nothing else.
I have not faced the world for a long time, because the world does not want to know what I have to say.   Nor could it bare to see the scars on my face.   But you, sweet maiden, can see my face because you are suffering like us”
www.counterpunch.org     Eliza Ernshire, West Bank, Palestine     August 4, 2006
"We Have a Death Warrant For Your Home"
In Gaza the people have long endured the night-time terror of sonic-booms even before the low-flying, sound-barrier-breaking jets were accompanied by bombs and exploding shells.
Now, as the war in Gaza continues unabated, the Israeli forces are tripling their psychological attacks against the already terrified civilians.
Everyone can remember waking in the dark of night and calling out for a light.
Everyone has heard their own little ones whimpering as they wake from a nightmare and everyone knows that to be soothed and to sooth and comfort, a light is turned on to disperse the shadows from the corners and make lie to the fears of the child.
''No, there is no one behind the door who will harm you my darling.''
But there are no lights in Gaza, and flickering candlelight only heightens the fear and anxiety in the face of the mother when she tries to comfort a child.
She can not say that no one is behind the door because there well might be, and if they are there they will harm her child, as the statistics of this conflict shamefully show.
There is no light, there is no fresh water to give the people, there is no sewage system and there is no way that the hospitals will be able to continue functioning.
All these factors are frightening.
That the 1.3 million people in Gaza will slowly starve to death, or die of some unsanitary disease, is frightening.
It is the feeling that one might have in a confined space wondering how long the air will last
www.counterpunch.org     Eliza Ernshire, West Bank, Palestine     August 4, 2006
"We Have a Death Warrant For Your Home"
The Israeli Army are now calling residents on their mobile phones them to warn them of an imminent raid on their family home.
Witnesses in Gaza tell of the following messages they have received:
"If you want to give shelter to terrorists, we will destroy your house, as we are destroying the houses of Lebanon,"
and
"Name and Surname, here is the IDF, you have just one hour to leave your house and to advise all your neighbors, as after that we will destroy your house.
"We have a death warrant for your home."
Whether the raid occurs or not, the family are traumatized by the messages that either they received or their neighbors received or that they are afraid they will receive today or tomorrow or in the middle of the next night.
In countless ways a war is being waged against the future social health of the Arab states, where at the very least 50% of the population grow up with missing members of their families due directly to Israeli and American conquest wars and subsequent occupation of territories.
www.counterpunch.org     Eliza Ernshire, West Bank, Palestine     August 4, 2006

Chemical weapons and phosphorous bombs
To further discredit the Israeli invasions of recent weeks and add weight to the immorality of Israeli tactics, evidence is slowly mounting about the use of chemical weapons and phosphorous bombs against the population of Gaza and the Lebanese people.
Doctors have started testifying in south Lebanon about the condition in which some victims are brought in to be identified.
They have reported how many corpses arriving in the hospitals show no signs of bleeding.
How the bodies were burnt beyond recognition and how a strange odor emanated from them.
Horribly mutilated bodies are regular sights in the hospitals of Gaza as well where victims have been hit by exploding nail-bombs.
To the relatives of these victims, and to the people who saw them die, nothing will make them ever forget.
To the little Hudas of this war who have lost everything and who saw everything, a psychological void is all that will be in front of them.
And this is Israel's psychological war, one directly encouraged and backed and maybe even orchestrated by America: practiced as they are in the means of torture, leaked to the world at Abu Ghraib, and unknown to the world in many other cases.
Safir Newspaper Beirut and Uruknet.info http://uruknet.info/     July 22, 2006     Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research
US Israel crimes against humanity:
Gruesome images of charred and mutilated bodies following Israeli air strikes
While these gruesome images have been released by acredited news agencies including Reuters, Agence France Press and the Associated Press, they are casually dismissed, they are not considered as reliable evidence of war crimes.
There is, in this regard, a deliberate media coverup of Israeli sponsored crimes and atrocities.
Civilian casualties continue to be presented in media reports as "collateral damage".
Laser guided missiles and "smart bombs" are very precise.
They rarely miss their target.
I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.
But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.
In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.
So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war.
     Bob Dylan     Copyright © 1963     
 
Aljazeera.Net   Tuesday 06 July 2004
Israeli occupation forces have killed a respected Palestinian academic and his 15-year-old son during a military operation near a refugee camp outside the northern West Bank town of Nablus.
Khaled Musa Salah, 52, was a professor of electrical engineering at Najah National University in Nablus.
Palestinian sources have described the overnight killing of Salah and his son, Muhammad, as a "totally unjustified cold-blooded murder".
The sources said Salah was killed as he opened the main door of his apartment after he was ordered to do so by Israeli troops conducting a raid on the building where he lived.
The killings took place in front of other family members.
Salah and his son were both US citizens.
"The man had no political affiliations. He didn't really get involved in politics. He was a brilliant academic," said Riyad Abdul Karim, dean of the engineering department at Najah University.
"They murdered him in cold blood for no reason other than wanting to shed Palestinian blood."
Najah University has declared a three-day mourning period and appealed to academic institutions around the world to condemn the killing of professor Salah.
Palestinian sources said the killings took place shortly after Israeli troops searching for resistance fighters encircled the four-storey building where Salah lived with his family at the edge of the Ain Baitelma'a refugee camp.
The soldiers reportedly began banging on apartment doors, ordering residents to open them.
Israeli troops blow up this Nablus apartment building on Tuesday
Israeli troops blow up this Nablus
apartment building on Tuesday
"When he opened the door for them, they immediately opened fire on him and his son, killing them both on the spot," neighbours quoted Salah's wife as saying.
She has since suffered a nervous breakdown, according to reports.
Subsequently, the Israeli army said "two civilians were killed" but did not explain the circumstances.
An Israeli army spokesman told Aljazeera.net that the "incident is being investigated".
The security operation in which Salah and his son were killed was launched shortly after two Palestinian resistance fighters and an Israeli army officer were killed and three Israeli soldiers wounded during a military incursion in the Ain Baitelma'a refugee camp area.
The two fighters - identified as Yamen Faraj and Amjad Arar - were members of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Faraj was a senior at the journalism college of Najah University.
A spokesman for the US consulate in Jerusalem refused to comment on the killing of the Salah and his son.
On several occasions in the past, Palestinian Americans living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have criticised consulate officials for failing to defend their rights in the face of mistreatment and attacks by Israeli occupation forces.
Last year, a well-known Israeli journalist, Amira Hass, reported that up to 80% of Palestinians killed by Israel in the course of the current intifada were not involved in hostilities between the Israeli army and Palestinian resistance groups.
All because of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
Note the words used in this 'unbiased' U.S. news article.
Words in [ ] are an attempt to clarify:
Yahoo! News    July 4, 2004    Day of violence
A Palestinian militant [resistance member] was killed trying to infiltrate a Jewish settlement, another Palestinian was shot dead after a car-chase involving Jerusalem police and a youth was killed in a Gaza town.    [Why was the youth killed?]
Earlier, Palestinian gunmen
[armed resistance fighter] shot dead a 49-year-old settler in an ambush on a West Bank road claimed by the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed group in Palestinian President Yasser Arafat faction.
Late on Sunday, six people were wounded when Israeli helicopters
[US paid for and supplied helicopters] fired missiles [U.S. paid for and supplied] at the two metal foundries in Gaza.
Israel has stepped up such attacks against workshops it says are used to manufacture rockets fired into its territory from Gaza.
The missiles [no mention these are U.S. made and paid for missiles] tore through a foundry in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp, sending glass and debris flying and causing panic among residents living in the upper-floors of the apartment building.
Missiles
[U.S. paid for] also hit a metal workshop in Gaza's Zeitoun neighborhood.
The Israeli army said both workshops were used to manufacture Qassam rockets fired by Palestinian militants
[resistance fighters] in recent days toward the nearby Israeli town of Sderot.
Violence has surged since Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he planned to evacuate settlers and soldiers
[not occupying aggressors seeking to keep the land they have stolen] by the end of next year, as Palestinian militants [resistance fighters] and the army [occupying aggressors paid for by the U.S. taxpayer] vie for supremacy in Gaza before a withdrawal.
Note the words used in this 'unbiased' U.S. news article.
    Words in [ ] are an attempt to clarify:
Yahoo! News    July 4, 2004    Day of violence...continued
NORTHERN GAZA TENSE
Israeli troops have been operating around the Gaza border town of Beit Hanoun since a rocket militants [resistance soldiers] fired from the area killed a three-year-old Israeli boy and a man aged 49 in the Israeli town of Sderot on June 27.
Military
[Israel occupying aggressors paid for by the US taxpayer] sources said the soldiers [occupying aggressors] could remain in northern Gaza for months to prevent further rocket attacks.
Despite the military
[Israel occupying aggressor] operation, militants [resistance soldiers trying to take back their land] fired several makeshift rockets toward southern Israel on Sunday, causing no casualties.
In Jerusalem, Israeli paramilitary border police [no idea what to call them] in civilian clothes
[???] killed a Palestinian after chasing his vehicle on suspicion that it was carrying Palestinians without entry permits, a police spokesman said.
A police spokesman said the van pursued tried to "run down one of the policemen
[paramilitary??? in civilian clothes???] ... and then pulled over and stopped.
The driver got out and fled on foot.
"Police
[paramilitary??? in civilian clothes???] fired in the air, and when he didn't stop, shot toward him.   [Allegedly — or better — that's what they said]   He was fatally wounded," he said.
[THEY KILLED HIM FOLKS.   HE IS DEAD NOW BECAUSE SOME PARAMILITARY IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES???  DECIDED TO SHOOT HIM.    I DO NOT KNOW WHO THE PERSON KILLED IS.   BUT HIS FAMILY DO.   AND THEY ARE MOURNING.   AND THEY ARE HURTING.   AND THEIR LOVED ONE IS DEAD.]
Israel Radio said police had launched an internal investigation into the incident.    [Favorite answer to be quickly forgotten.]
Several hours earlier soldiers [Israel occupying aggressors] killed a Palestinian gunman [resistance soldiers trying to take back their land] the army [Israel occupying aggressor paid for by the U.S. taxpayer] said was trying to slip into Har Bracha settlement [illegal settlement — All settlements have been declared illegal by the United Nations] near Nablus to carry out an attack.
Residents of his village said he belonged to the militant
[Did they use the word 'militant' or did they just say:] Islamic Jihad group.
In Gaza, a 17-year-old boy was killed by Israeli gunfire at the entrance to Beit Hanoun, Palestinian medical sources said.    Doctors said two other youths were hit in the legs by bullets.  
[Was that because they were throwing stones?    The only weapons they have to vent their anger on Israel's occupying forces?]
Military [Israel occupying armed aggressor paid for by the U.S. taxpayer] sources said troops
[Israel occupying armed aggressor's] opened fire to disperse a riot [was that a protest?] at the entrance to the town, hitting the ring-leader.  [Did you mean leader or head of the protest, or were you trying to make whoever it is sound evil?]
A Palestinian opinion poll released on Sunday showed almost half of Palestinians oppose Egypt's offer of a security role in Gaza if Israel pulls out, underscoring deep-seated concern that it would serve only Israeli interests.  [One has to wonder why.]  
[Kewe note:   Sarcasm is less than pointless in these past fifty years and years in the future that seem to have no end because the violence is continually being funded by the U.S.
The US continues to veto any attempt by the United Nations, who should be protecting the Palestinian people from the Israelis, from stopping this Israel and US state funded and controlled terror.
With the US Congress totally committed to funding Israel from the US people's hard-earned taxpayer money what is there to say.
Only to explain to those who do not know.
That so many Israelis and so many Palestinians are, and will be, killed and injured due to this funding.]
'He was just shooting at children to amuse himself'
All because of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
www.aljazeerah.info
Israeli Occupation Soldiers Arrest two 15-Year Old Palestinian Girls Aseel Al-Hendi and Majd Al Kokhen, in Nablus
Israeli Soldiers Steal the Flowers of Nablus for Prison
NABLUS, Palestine, June 21, 2004 (IPC)
The Israeli pre-programmed campaign against children in the West Bank, especially the city of Nablus, has been recently stepped up.
Aseel Al Hendi
In one day, the Israeli occupying forces (IOF) arrested two young girls, after raiding their homes and terrorizing them and their families, leading both girls, younger than 15 years of age, into the military jeep in their pajamas, despite the begging and cries of their families.
Aseel Al Hendi, born on October 10, 1989 and a ninth grade student at the Al Fatemiya School in Nablus, was arrested on the dawn of June 16, after large forces of the Israeli occupation surrounded her family's house and ordered all dwellers to come out barefooted with their house gowns.
Aseel begged the soldiers to give her time to wear proper clothes and some shoes, but they were deaf to her cries.
Then the barbaric interrogation of the mother and Aseel's young siblings, the oldest is 14, with the soldiers shoving the mother's shoulder with the butts of their rifles and shouting at them.
The horrified children were too afraid to even breathe.
After checking everybody's ID card, they found out that Aseel was only 15 years old, but that did not prevent them from leading her into the military jeep along with her father, leaving the mother behind crying and begging the soldiers to let her child wear at least some shoes.
Al Hendi's mother said her daughter is considered one of the best students in her class, enjoys reading and has interests in computers. She was hoping to travel abroad to pursue her postgraduate studies.
At the same night, the Israeli forces had a date with another young flower to pick in the middle of night, and in the same cruelty, they advanced to the Rafidia neighborhood, where they surrounded the house of Al Kokhen family and arrested their 15-year-old daughter Majd.
Majd Al Kokhen
Majd was born on April 7, 1989 and with her arrest, she was deprived of participation in the honoring ceremony of her scout group at the Al Fatemiya School.
IPC correspondent said that the Israeli forces surrounded the Al Kokhen family house and then ordered all the dwellers of the house to leave immediately.
Afterwards, the soldiers barbarically checked the family members' ID cards, before asking about Majd in a sharp tone, as the Israeli soldier was holding a list of names in his hand.
Majd, who was arrested by the occupying forces and thrown into the military jeep along with her father, is under the international standard of childhood, so she is considered a child. The IOF troops argue that she was two months older than 15!
Majd's mother watched in silent tears as the jeep that has her daughter and husband drive away to the western part of the city, praying that it won't be the last time she sees them.
According to Al Kokhen's teachers, she was also a top student, and led the basketball team of her school. She has also artistic and sports interested, in addition to her preparation to join the "Seeds of Peace" international organization for her beliefs in the virtue of peace.
After 24 hours of detention and interrogation at Howara military base, both Aseel's and Majd's fathers were released, but without their daughters, and later they were both transferred to the notorious "Al Ramleh" prison, according to the complaints office "Hamoked" in Jerusalem.
The Association of Prisoners and Ex-Detainees "Hossam" says that the Israeli occupying authorities torture even the children inside the Israeli jails and concentration camps, pointing out that child prisoners are frequently tortured, and this was particularly obvious in the "Etzion" prison, where children were being beaten and placed in solitary confinement cells, after being stretched all night on barbed razor wire in the prison's yard.
Also, the children are also deprived of hot water and bathroom visits, due to which hygienic problems spread among them, especially when treatment is not provided and cleaning materials are not present.
According to a report by the Palestinian National Information Center (PNIC) in Gaza, the number of children that have been imprisoned in Israeli jails has reached more than 2,500 children, 463 of them are still inside prisons.
The ratio of children among the Palestinian prisoners is 7.6%.
243 children are still detained pending trial, while 22 others are "administratively detained" without charge or trial.
As for the female children, they are sent immediately to the infamous "Neveh Tirtza" prison, which has frequently witnessed since April 2001 attacks on the Palestinian female prisoners there by the Israeli wardens and shock troopers.
During these attacks, their personal possessions were confiscated, and some of them were placed in solitary confinement, such as the prisoner Soad Ghazal, 17, who was placed in a solitary confinement cell of two square meters.
PNA International Press Center
     All continuing because of the outpouring of U.S. money.
URI AVNERY     www.gush-shalom.org
The Nightmare comes true
I thought it was terrible.   I was wrong.
      It is far, far worse! — These words sum up my feelings at that moment.
I was standing on a hill overlooking the infamous Kalandia checkpoint.
Below me was a narrow road, packed with Palestinians in the blazing sun, 30 degrees centigrade in the shade (but there was no shade) trudging towards the checkpoint.
Very soon this road will be transformed.   It will be widened to three lanes and be reserved for Israelis: on both sides of it, 8-meter high walls will spring up.
It will allow the settlers of the Jordan valley to reach Tel-Aviv in about an hour.   The Palestinians living on either side will be cut off from each other.
This is a small part of the new reality that is rapidly being created on the West Bank and that is changing the country we knew and loved beyond recognition.
I was standing near the edge of a-Ram.   Once this was a small village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on the road north to Ramallah.   Since successive Israeli governments have prevented the Palestinians in East Jerusalem from building new homes, the severe overcrowding has forced a mass exodus to a-Ram, which has grown into a town of 60 thousand inhabitants.
Most of them are officially still Jerusalem residents, carrying the blue identity cards of inhabitants of Israel.   This allows them to come to Jerusalem, a drive of 10 minutes, work there, tend to their businesses, go to the hospitals and the universities there.
This is about to stop. Along the age-old road from Jerusalem to Ramallah (leading on to Nablus, Damascus and beyond) construction of the 8-meter wall is due to start any minute now — not across the road, but along the middle of the road, the full length of it.
The inhabitants of a-Ram, east of the wall, will not only be completely cut off from Jerusalem, but also from all the townships and villages to their west — their relatives, the schools which thousands of their children attend, their cemetery and their places of work.
A small part of a-Ram remains outside the wall and will be cut off from the main part of the town in which they live.
URI AVNERY     www.gush-shalom.org     The Nightmare comes true continued:
But this is only part of the story.
Because the wall (or in some places a barrier, consisting of a fence, trenches and roads) will completely surround a-Ram from all sides.   The sole exit from this walled-in area will be a narrow bridge connecting it with the adjacent area to its east, consisting of several Palestinian villages, which will be surrounded by another barrier.
This enclave will have a narrow exit to the Ramallah enclave.
Through this it will be possible for a person from a-Ram to reach Ramallah, God willing, by a roundabout route of some 30 kilometers, instead of the ten minutes or so it took before the occupation.
A few kilometers to the west of a-Ram lies a group of villages centered around Bidou (where five Palestinians have been killed so far in protests against the wall).
This area is rapidly becoming another enclave, completely surrounded by a separate barrier.
The only way out will be a tunnel to be built under road No. 443 — the settlers' road of which the section I mentioned before will become part.
All existing roads to Bidou have long since been cut off by trenches or piles of dirt, one can enter only at one spot controlled by a checkpoint.
This will cease to exist.
URI AVNERY     www.gush-shalom.org     The Nightmare comes true continued:
If a villager from Bidou has some business in a-Ram, he will have to go through the tunnel to Ramallah, turn to the enclave east of a-Ram and enter a-Ram by the narrow bridge, a semicircle of about 40 kilometers instead of a drive of a few minutes.
A-Ram will be especially hard hit.   Because of its location, it has developed in the last few years into a kind of transshipment point for goods travelling from Israel to the West Bank and vice versa.
Israelis and Palestinians do business there.
All this will end with the wall.
The means of livelihood for many of its 60 thousand inhabitants will disappear.
This is only one example of what is happening now all over the West Bank, turning it into a crazy quilt of walled-in enclaves, "connected" by bridges, tunnels or special roads, which can be cut off at any moment at the whim of the Israeli government or of a local army officer — and, all around them, roads-for-Israelis-only, expanding settlements and military installations.
Every Palestinian town — Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarm, Kalkilia, Bethlehem, Hebron and others — will become the "capital" of a tiny enclave, cut off from all the others, from their "hinterland" and villages, except by tortuous roundabout routes.   Fifty-five percent of the West Bank will be Israeli, the Palestinian enclaves will amount to 45% (about 10% of historical Palestine).
This is no longer just a nightmarish future prospect — it is happening now, visible to the naked eye, while Sharon babbles about a "disengagement" to happen sometime in the future in one small part of the occupied territories. [Gaza]
URI AVNERY     www.gush-shalom.org     The Nightmare comes true continued:
Practically no Israeli has any idea about all this.
It may be happening one kilometer from his home (in Jerusalem, for example), but it might as well be on far side of the moon.
The media are not interested, nor is the world.
This is the peace Sharon has been dreaming about.
This is the "Palestinian State" George Bush promised.
This is a cornerstone of the new democratic Middle East.
It will lead, of course, to bloodshed on an unbelievable scale.   No people on earth will submit to such a life.
For thousands and thousands of young Palestinians, a martyr's death will be preferable.
And sometime in the future this awful structure will be torn down, like the Berlin wall, which, evil as it was, was much less inhuman.
As always, after much suffering, the human spirit will prevail.
www.counterpunch.org — Josh Ruebner:
Why I Burned My Israeli Military Papers
On Thursday [May 20, 2004] I set fire to my Israeli military deferral papers across the street from the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC.   This act of civil disobedience took place during a protest organized by a Jewish American peace organization against the atrocities that Israel is committing in the occupied Gaza Strip.
In the first half of May, Israel made homeless close to 2,200 Palestinians through the purposeful destruction of their homes.
Since Tuesday in Rafah, Israel has killed at least 40 Palestinians, some of whom were children engaged in nonviolent protest when they were killed. Amnesty International has described these acts of wanton death and destruction as "war crimes."
Although I am a Jewish American, born and raised in the United States, I am also a citizen of Israel by virtue of my father's birth in that country.   Israel's laws automatically confer citizenship on the children of citizens regardless of their place of birth. Like all other Jewish citizens of Israel, I am required to serve in the Israeli army.
I decided to burn my military deferral papers, the closest equivalent I have to a draft card, to protest the policies of the government of Israel and to declare my intention never to serve in an army of occupation and oppression.
By doing so, I stand in solidarity with more than 1,300 Israelis who have stated openly, at the risk of jail time, that they refuse to serve Israel's occupation of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem and commit war crimes and flagrant breaches of international law.
Perhaps my burning of these papers constitutes a crime according to Israeli law.   But what is my trespass compared to the criminal acts committed by Israel?
As a result of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 and the policy of ethnic cleansing that accompanied it, millions of Palestinians and their descendants have been dispossessed of their homeland and remain refugees to this day because their human right to return to their properties has been denied.
For the past 37 years Israel has enforced a brutal occupation on the Palestinians of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.   This military occupation works hand in glove with the government's plans to transfer its civilian population into Palestinian areas — a violation of international law — and its illegal expropriation of their land and resources to make impossible the formation of a viable Palestinian state.
These policies deny Palestinians their internationally recognized human rights, including the right to national self-determination.
Like the woes of Job, the injustices of Israel's policies are numerous.
No amount of rationalization, justification, moral equivocation, brainwashing or sophistry can shake my firm belief:  Israel's treatment of the Palestinian people is a moral outrage and a blight on the soul of the Jewish people.   The fact that Jews have been dispossessed and stripped of their dignity and human rights on numerous occasions in the past is not a license for Israel to do so to the Palestinians in the present.
 

All because of the stupidity of the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
 
By MATTHEW KALMAN
Special to The Globe and Mail
Monday, July 19, 2004 - Page A1
JERUSALEM — Palestinian president Yasser Arafat's government was on the verge of collapse yesterday after a weekend of abductions, resignations, shooting and street violence that left the Gaza Strip in chaos.
Mr. Arafat is facing unprecedented pressure for democratic change and an end to corruption — long called for by Israel and the international community but now openly demanded by his own people.   It was the second day of mass protests and uncertainty over the future of prime minister Ahmed Qureia, whose resignation Mr. Arafat rejected on Saturday.
Large demonstrations took place in Gaza City and elsewhere, including the southern town of Rafah, where militants and security forces fought late into the night.
Earlier yesterday, militants from Mr. Arafat's own Fatah movement burned down a security headquarters building in Khan Younis, in a growing struggle for control of Gaza's sprawling security services.
"We have a major crisis that we're trying to handle and deal with," cabinet minister Saeb Erekat said after a series of meetings failed to resolve the status of Mr. Qureia. A final decision on the prime minister's fate is expected after an emergency cabinet meeting set for today.
The crisis began early this month, when Palestinian legislators investigating allegations of corruption in the cement industry discovered that wealthy associates of Mr. Arafat, including his top financial adviser and the minister for trade, had facilitated the sale of cheap Egyptian cement to Israeli contractors building the hated security wall in the West Bank.
Last week, United Nations Middle East envoy Terje Larsen broke years of silence and publicly condemned Mr. Arafat, who he said was blocking progress toward peace and failing to implement security and democratic reforms demanded by the internationally backed "road map" for Middle East peace.
UN
littered with endless US vetoes
protecting Israel's
massacres and war crimes
The cement scandal and Mr. Larsen's comments were particularly embarrassing because they overshadowed a major coup for the Palestinians: an advisory opinion from the International Court in The Hague that declared the security wall illegal under international law.
As murmurs about corruption and democracy rose to a crescendo, masked militants from Mr. Arafat's own Fatah faction took the law into their own hands Friday, abducted seven people in Gaza, including four French aid workers and hated police commander Ghazi Jabali.
All the captives were released unharmed early Saturday, but not before Mr. Jabali had recorded a taped confession in which he admitted various acts of corruption and indecency.
"It seems that the militant group is already taking control," said Majdi al-Malki, a Palestinian analyst from Bir Zeit University.   "They have transformed their own strategy from fighting the occupation to a strategy to impose reform within the Palestinian Authority."
Mr. Arafat moved swiftly Saturday, declaring a state of emergency in Gaza and announcing the long-awaited merger of 14 different security services into three streamlined units.   But then came a fatal decision that for his critics seemed to sum up all that is wrong with his rule: the appointment of his own cousin, Moussa Arafat, as head of the new combined security forces.
Thousands of Palestinians poured into the streets of Gaza, led by the masked militants who until two days ago were the vanguard of Mr. Arafat's struggle against Israeli occupation.   The crowds denounced Moussa Arafat as a corrupt collaborator and pointedly questioned the motives of the president himself.
"For many months already, people have been begging president Arafat, the head of the Palestinian Authority, to carry out reform," said Safian Abu Zaideh, a deputy minister.   "President Arafat is responsible for this situation.   We've had enough, and we insist on real reforms.   We are fed up with this method of administration."
In a rare news conference, the president's cousin brushed aside protests against his appointment.   "I take my orders from His Excellency president Arafat," he told reporters.
The growing crisis is set against the background of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip by the end of next year.   Palestinians are beginning to ask who will control the area after Israel withdraws and whether there will be any improvement in the lives of 1½ million people living in conditions of extreme poverty, overcrowding and unemployment.
Waiting in the wings is former security chief Mohammed Dahlan, who was one of the first Palestinian leaders to welcome Israel's pullout plan and has been strengthening his influence in the area with discreet U.S. and British backing.
Many observers believe Mr. Dahlan will be the main beneficiary of the current chaos and suspect he may have played more than a passive role in the events of the past few days.   In a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, he made no secret of his aspirations for the area.
"We can, with the international community, use this area to turn it to strategic steps for the future," he said.   "Sharon wants this step to be the end of the peace process.   We must use it as a beginning of the peace process."
Israeli leaders said Mr. Arafat is merely reaping the fruits of his failure to heed calls for democracy.   Mr. Sharon said the chaos in Gaza illustrates the difficulty in finding a Palestinian negotiating partner who can be relied on to deliver peace and security in return for ending the occupation.
Mr. Sharon, meanwhile, began efforts to shore up his own shaky government yesterday, opening talks between his Likud Party and the more moderate Labour opposition.   The talks are to continue today.
        Do not blame Arafat:
        Camp David failed because Israeli hardliners manipulated intelligence.        
Camp David failed because Israeli hardliners manipulated intelligence
David Hirst , Guardian,   13 July 2004
“And who,” asks the peace activist Uri Avneri, “is this man who has had a greater influence than any other person on the policies of Israel over the last few crucial years, and whose 'concept' is still directing the path of the state?
It is the very same Amos Gilad, who [recently] claimed the benefits due to disabled army veterans.
He was not wounded in battle, but claimed that the stress of his difficult job had inflicted on him irreversible mental damage.
When did this mental damage start, the first symptoms appear?
When he started endlessly repeating that Arafat wants to throw us into the sea?
Or was this declaration itself a symptom of his mental problem?”
All because of Despite the continued outpouring of U.S. money.
People stand and afirm their belief, and call and wave to each other — and play.
The sign on the balloon reads in Hebrew:
'There is someone to talk to.'
December 30, 2006
                We have the US president under our control.
Longtime and now recently deceased confidant to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Uri Dan, published a book in France that may have been his 2006 one titled Ariel Sharon: An Intimate Portrait in which he accused the former prime minister of assassinating Palestinian Authority (PA) President Yasser Arafat by poisoning him.
Dan claimed Sharon got approval from George Bush by phone early in 2004 to proceed with his plan after he told the US president he was no longer committed to "not" liquidating the Palestinian leader who then was under siege and practically incarcerated in what remained of his Ramallah compound, most of which had already been destroyed by the Israelis in a lawless act of retribution against him.
Based on his record during his tenure as Texas governor, when he authorized more death row inmate executions than any US governor in history (and was called by some the Texecutioner), this revelation should come as no surprise.
It's even clearer based on Ariel Sharon's boast once about his relationship with George Bush saying: "We have the US president under our control."
What happened?
Arafat died in Paris on November 11, 2004 at age 75.
He was taken there on October 29 that year and hospitalized for treatment for an undiagnosed illness that began developing in April and became serious enough for him to need special care.
It may have already been too late when he arrived as he slipped into a coma on November 3 and remained in that state till his death eight days later from what was explained at the time as complications from a blood disorder.
Indeed it may have been true if his blood was poisoned by a substance able to work slowly and from which no cure was possible at least once the former Palestinian leader arrived in Paris.
To those knowledgeable about Israel's history since it became a state in 1948 and earlier, this revelation, if true, should come as no surprise.
All Israeli governments have a long and disturbing record of conducting targeted assassinations in Israel and abroad as it suited them against all persons thought to be a threat to the Jewish state.
From his earliest days in 1969 as Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman and President, Arafat went from enemy to ally and back to enemy again under various Israeli governments depending on his willingness to deny his people their rights in service and pledging fealty to Israeli authority as he did in agreeing to the Oslo Accords, or Declaration of Principles (DOP), signed at a White House ceremony in September, 1993.
This was an agreement from hell, a disgraceful act of surrender, giving Israel what it wanted and Arafat and his cronies a "get-out-of-Tunis-free pass" (where they took refuge when forced out of Lebanon after the 1982 Israeli invasion) to return to the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) where he agreed to serve as Israel's enforcer against his own people.
As it always was earlier and since that time, the Palestinians got nothing but the right to have their lands stolen and lives immiserated with the help and duplicity of their own leader and those complicit in his Fatah-led government.
They endured this fate until the outbreak of the al-Aqsa Mosque (or Second) Intifada on September 28, 2000 following Ariel Sharon's provocative visit to what Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary in occupied East Jerusalem.
It's gone on since unabated up to and following Arafat's death and led to the democratic election of a Hamas government in January, 2006.
Fed up with the corrupted Fatah party under Arafat (now under Palestinian President and loyal Israeli servant Mahmoud Abbas), the long-suffering Palestinian people voted them out in an election the Israelis and Bush administration thought they had "arranged" properly enough to assure their preferred quisling party would remain in power but learned to their dismay it didn't turn out that way.
It also didn't turn out as Palestinians hoped either as Israel and the US, with complicity or silence from the West, conducted a scorched earth campaign against a defenseless people through invasions, daily attacks with sophisticated and powerful weapons (supplied by Washington at US taxpayer expense), targeted assassinations and other daily killings, mass arrests and incarcerations, a systemic policy of torture, destruction of property, and denial of the most basic rights and services essential to life and survival.
And that leaves out all the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did to the Lebanese people over the summer that will take a least many years to recover from if Israel will even allow it to happen.
Throughout it all, the courageous Palestinian people continue struggling daily for their freedom and the right to be treated as human beings to live in peace in their own land - against the greatest odds with virtually no outside support or any show of caring about their desperate state even from within the Arab world.
If Ariel Sharon murdered Yasser Arafat, it should surprise no one, and further, if proved beyond dispute, it would never be reported in the US corporate-controlled media even if it made headlines in Israel which might be possible in a country allowing far more press freedom than the total lockdown of it in "the land of the free and home of the brave" where no press freedom is allowed through dominant news and information sources and only is through alternative sources like the one through which readers are now receiving this report.
As we begin the new year with the 110th Congress about to convene on January 4, it's one of many issues to reflect on and consider what we ought to be doing about it in our own behalf.
ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
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'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
'Oh!'
Kewe — TheWE.cc
9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
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Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
For Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
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Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
Image: Natasha Mayers
The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza
April 2004
US missiles — US money — and Palestine
March 2004
A young Palestinian man hitting an Israeli teargas bomb with his shoes away from demonstrators.
Israeli occupation soldiers killed two demonstrators and injured more than a hundred of them during anti-Wall demonstrations in the West Bank.
February 2004
A Palestinian elderly woman screaming in despair, complaining to God, as an Israeli occupation army bulldozer started to prepare her land for the construction of the separation wall in the village of Dair Qidees, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
January 2004
Israeli occupation soldiers guarding bulldozers demolishing Palestinian homes.
A Palestinian man, perhaps who has lived in one of the homes, sits on the ground watching, his small daughters around him.
December 2003
Palestinian boys cry over the body of their father.
8 Palestinians were killed and 40 were injured,in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.
Many homes were destroyed during a savage Israeli occupation raid on the refugee camp on Tuesday.
November 2003
A Palestinian family in Jenin, moments before the Israeli occupation forces blew up their home.
October 2003
Tom Hurndall, the peace activist who was shot by Israeli occupation forces while helping to shield some Palestinian children, is declared to be brain dead.
Two Palestinian children were among about 100 Palestinian civilians injured in the Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip, which also resulted in killing 10 civilians.
September 2003
See the home blow up.
Blowing up more Palestinian homes as a collective punishment is a daily Israeli practice (paid for by US money) to control Palestinians under occupation.
The life and death of Kamala Sawalha
A student leaves her house every night, leaving her two young children at home, spends the next several hours traveling by taxi and on foot to get to the university in the neighboring town — just 15 minutes away.
Kamala wanted very badly to study — otherwise, it would be hard to understand the sacrifice she made for it.
To get up before dawn every morning, to leave the babies with their grandmother, to spend hours on the road in the heat and cold, even when pregnant, in order to get to the campus on time; to risk being shot or subjected to endless humiliations around every turn, and then to travel the whole way back — in a taxi where possible and on foot where necessary....
“Suddenly we were facing the soldiers,” he recounts. The jeep was parked on the left side of the road and its right door was open. Kamala let out a long scream. It was the last sound she would ever make.
At 11:30 A.M., they buried Kamala Sawalha in the town cemetery.
Children trying to commit suicide
Now the landscape itself has changed
Punching an arab in the face.
The father went through it and now the son is going through it and no one talks about it around the dinner table.
Furer is certain that what happened to him is not at all unique.
Here he was — a creative, sensitive graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, who became an animal at the checkpoint, a violent sadist who beat up Palestinians because they didn’t show him the proper courtesy, who shot out tires of cars because their owners were playing the radio too loud, who abused a retarded teenage boy lying handcuffed on the floor of the Jeep, just because he had to take his anger out somehow.
Notes:
1. One Israeli, one Palestinian arrested and 40 wounded in anti-wall protest, International Middle East Media Center, 6/14/2004
http://www.imemc.org/headlines/2004/june/
week2/061404/al-zawiya-protest.htm
2. Sharon Praised While Wall Construction Continues, Gush Shalom, 6/11/2004
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00152.htm
Return to Notes: 1 and 2
3. The Jews of Iraq, by Naeim Giladi, The Link, April-May, 1998, American Middle East Update
http://www.ameu.org/uploads/vol31_issue2_1998.pdf
4. Traces of poison, by Salman Abu-Sitta, Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 27 Feb. — 5 March 2003
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/627/focus.htm
5. Israeli WMD — Israel's Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Neil Sammonds, ZNet, 10/11/2002
http://communication.ucsd.edu/911/massdestruction.html
6. ibid.
7. Traces of poison, by Salman Abu-Sitta, Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 27 Feb. — 5 March 2003
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/627/focus.htm
Return to Notes: 3 to 7
8. Israel's Anti-Civilian Weapons by John F. Mahoney, January — March 2001
http://www.ameu.org/uploads/vol34_issue1_2001.pdf
9. Diplomatic Struggle Follows Bungled Assassination Attempt in Jordan, New York Times, October 15, 1997
http://www.payk.net/mailingLists/iran-news/html/1997/msg01333.html
10. Gaza Strip, James Longley, producer 2001
http://www.littleredbutton.com/gaza/
Return to Notes: 8 to 10
11. The Israeli Poison Gas Attacks: A Preliminary Investigation, James Brooks, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel, January 8, 2003
www.vtjp.org/report/The_Israeli_Poison_Gas_Attacks_Project.htm
12. Selected Interviews Gaza Strip by James Longley
http://www.littleredbutton.com/gas_interviews/interviews.pdf
13. ibid.
14. Israelis Kill 14-year-old, Assassinate Arafat Bodyguard, IANA Radionet, Islamic Assembly of North America, February 13, 2001
http://www.ianaradionet.com/E_newstext/2001/Feb/2-13ME.htm
Return to Notes: 11 to 14
15. Israeli Army Fires Highly Toxic Quantities of Tear Gas at Civilians in Khan Yunis, Gaza, Palestine Monitor, February 15, 2001
http://www.palestinemonitor.org/eyewitness/Gaza/Israeli_army_fires_tear.htm
16. Selected Interviews Gaza Strip by James Longley
http://www.littleredbutton.com/gas_interviews/interviews.pdf
Return to Notes: 15 to 16
17. Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Feb. 8 — 14, 2001
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/15-02-2001.htm
18. AFX News Limited, AFX European Focus, February 13, 2001
19. Selected Interviews Gaza Strip by James Longley
http://www.littleredbutton.com/gas_interviews/interviews.pdf
20. ibid.
21. Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, February 15 — 21, 2001
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/22-02-2001.htm
22. Unprepared for the worst, by Graham Usher, Al-Ahram Weekly Online, Feb. 15 — 21, 2001
Return to Notes: 17 to 22
http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly/2001/521/re1.htm
23. Arafat accuses Israel of using poison gas, CNN Asia, February 16, 2001
http://asia.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/meast/02/15/arafat.gas
24. PCHR Weekly Report, Feb. 15 — 21, 2001
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/22-02-2001.htm
25. ibid.
Return to Notes: 23 to 25
26. Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, March 1 — 7, 2001 (contains typographical error incorrectly listing incident as occurring "Friday, February 22")
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/07-03-2001.htm
27. Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, March 22 — 29, 2001
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/29-03-2001.htm
28. Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, March 29 — April 4, 2001
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/05-04-2001.htm
29. Vale of tears: Tear or poison gas?, by Jonathan Cook, Al-Ahram Weekly On-line, 5 — 11 April 2001
http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly/2001/528/re3.htm
Return to Notes: 26 to 29
30. Israel's Secret Weapon, transcript, BBC, March 17, 2003
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/programmes/
correspondent/transcripts/17_03_2003.txt
31. Symptoms — The Israeli Poison Gas Attacks: A Preliminary Investigation, by James Brooks, VTJP
http://www.vtjp.org/report/Symptoms.htm
32. Gas Attack/What Was It?/News Bites, by Michael Miner, Chicago Reader, August 23, 2002 Reader Archive — Article: 2002/020823/HOTTYPE
33. What gas is Israel using?, by Jennifer Loewenstein and Angela Gaff, Electronic Intifada, 10/9/2003
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article1796.shtml
Return to Notes: 30 to 33
34. UPDATE: Israeli invasion of Gaza refugee camps leave 7 dead and 65 injured meanwhile strict lock down of Palestinian territories continues, Palestine Monitor, 10/11/2003
http://www.palestinemonitor.org/updates/invasion_of_rafah.htm
35. PCHR press release index 2003
http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/PressR/English/2003/press2003.htm
36. Eyewitness account of the invasion of Rafah, by Laura Gordon, International Middle East Media Center, 10/14/2003
http://www.imemc.org/opinion/october/laura-gordon.htm
Return to Notes: 34 to 36
37. "This damned, racist wall", by Omar Karmi, Palestine Report, 6/16/2004
http://www.palestinereport.org/article.php?article=398
38. Israeli Sources: IOF Uses Chemical Weapons Against Palestinian Demonstrators, International Press Center, 6/13/2004 [erroneously refers to Gush Shalom as "Peace Now"]
http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2004/2004_06/077.html
Return to Notes: 37 to 38
39. Nonviolence Protestors managed to halt the construction, International Middle East Media Center, 6/16/2004
http://www.imemc.org/headlines/2004/June/week3/061604/iskaka-wall.htm
Return to Notes: 39
40. Palestinian resistance leaders killed, Al Jazeera, June 26, 2004
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D85E4012-B7B8-4365-8123-8B4341C38A9E.htm
Return to Notes: 40
James Brooks is a writer, activist, and volunteer webmaster for Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (www.vtp.org ).
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