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:: ONU - XX Assemblea Generale (1965):
La XX Assemblea Generale dell’ONU (1965) dichiara "la legittimità della lotta da parte dei popoli sotto oppressione coloniale, per esercitare il loro diritto all' autodeter-
minazione e all'indipendenza".
Inoltre, l'Assemblea invita "tutti gli Stati a fornire assistenza morale e materiale ai movimenti di liberazione nazionale nei territori coloniali".

:: ONU - Risoluzione 1514
"L'Assemblea Generale dichiara che: la soggezione dei popoli a dominio straniero, conquista e asservimento costituisce una negazione dei diritti umani fondamentali, è contraria alla Carta delle Nazioni Unite ed è un impedimento alla promozione della pace e della cooperazione mondiali.
Tutti i popoli hanno diritto all' autodeter-
minazione; in virtù di tale diritto essi devono liberamente determinare il loro status politico e liberamente perseguire il loro sviluppo economico, sociale e culturale".

:: Convenzione di Ginevra, Protocollo Addizionale I (1977):
La lotta armata può essere usata, come ultima risorsa, come mezzo per esercitare il diritto all' autodeter-

:: Tribunale penale internazionale
In base allo Statuto del Tribunale penale internazionale, sono definiti “crimini di guerra”:
(1) attacchi lanciati intenzionalmente contro popolazione civili in quanto tali o contro civili che non prendano direttamente parte alle ostilità;
(4) attacchi lanciati intenzionalmente nella consapevolezza che gli stessi avranno come conseguenza la perdita di vite umane tra la popolazione civile, e lesioni a civili o danni a proprietà civili ovvero danni diffusi duraturi e gravi all’ambiente naturale che siano manifestamente eccessivi rispetto all’insieme dei concreti e diretti i vantaggi militari previsti.

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35% of the wounded in Gaza suffer disabilities
Middle East Monitor

August 3, 2014 -Over 35 percent of the wounded as a result of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip suffer from visual, hearing, or mobility impairments, the spokesman of the Palestinian health ministry said Sunday.He added that 55 percent of the wounded are women and children who were home at the time they were attacked.The lack of medical supplies will likely raise these figures, he said. "The shortage in medical teams and the lack of safe exits for the wounded in Gaza will increase the number of disabilities, because most injuries are in the chest or head," he said...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108939] [ 20-aug-2014 02:15 ECT ]

'Protective Edge' and the re-evaluation of humanitarian concerns
Ramona Wadi

August 3, 2014 -Within a day following the commencement of Operation Protective Edge, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement replete with rhetoric embraced by Israeli allies. The statement's title, "Indiscriminate Palestinian rocket attacks", is followed by a brief speculation in the form of an inconspicuous subtitle, about the possibility of considering Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as collective punishment. While the statements may sound incongruous, they are perfectly in line with HRW's "core values" as stipulated on their website: "We do not embrace political causes, are non-partisan, and maintain neutrality in armed conflict." Taken within the context of Palestine, the so-called human rights organisation remains shackled to the convenient "humanitarian" approach, while spokespersons of organisations affiliated to the imperialist United Nations, such as UNRWA, have recently started expanding their rhetoric to include political references as recognition against divestment from the political implications...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108938] [ 20-aug-2014 01:22 ECT ]

Syria News - August 2, 2014
Local Coordination Committees of Syria

August 2, 2014 - By the end of Saturday, LCC were able to document 73 martyrs thus far including 15 children,6 women and 1 martyr under torture: 25 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 18 in Daraa; 13 in Idlib; 10 in Damascus and its suburbs; 4 in Hama; 4 in Homs and 1 in Swaida...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108937] [ 19-aug-2014 18:55 ECT ]

Heinous Crimes against Humanity, On the 26th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Massacre in Rafah, Most Violent Since the Beginning of the Offensive; Rafah Isolated and Unprecedented War Crimes Committed
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

August 2, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 26th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law, which ensure protection for civilians in times of war, and in violation of the principles of necessity, proportionality and distinction. Israeli forces have continued their aerial, ground and sea attacks throughout the Gaza Strip, causing more civilian casualties and damaging civilian facilities. Israeli forces escalated their attacks throughout the Gaza Strip. On Friday morning, 01 August 2014, following the collapse of the humanitarian truce declared at midnight, and as Israel claimed that an Israeli soldier was kidnapped in Rafah, Israeli forces in an unprecedented and hysterical manner bombarded all areas throughout Rafah from the air, the ground and the sea. No civilian was immune...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108936] [ 19-aug-2014 18:34 ECT ]

Why Being Human Matters, for the People of Gaza and the World
Stephanie Van Hook

August 2, 2014 - Dr. Mona El-Farra, medical doctor and associate of the Middle East Children’s Alliance recently made headlines on Democracy Now! with her plea to end the military assault on Gaza with one powerful statement: "We are human beings." She is, of course, absolutely right. Human beings live in Gaza, and it seems like nothing could be more obvious — if not human beings, then who or what does? And why are we paying attention? Of course, what she is really saying is something much deeper. She’s saying, that to the people in Gaza, it seems like we have somehow forgotten that human beings are there — and that raises more questions. For example: How could one forget the humanity of another and what does it tell us about who we really are?...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108935] [ 18-aug-2014 17:05 ECT ]

Iraq and Syria: The struggle against the multi-sided counterrevolution
by Michael Karadjis

August 2, 2014 - .... While the media focus has been about "regime(s) versus ISIS," in reality, in both countries, there are three main forces in contention:

1. The Bashar al-Assad and Nuri al-Maliki regimes. Both are sectarian-based regimes: the Assad regime is a "secular" totalitarian regime heavily based among the elite of the Alawite religious minority; the Maliki regime is a sectarian, semi-theocratic, Shiite regime closely aligned with both the former US occupier, that facilitated its rise to power, and with the Shiite theocracy in neighbouring Iran.2. The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), the most extreme Sunni sectarian and theocratic movement in the region, which has set up its own semi-state over parts of Syria and Iraq. A descendant of al-Qaida in Iraq, ISIS was disowned by al-Qaida last year for being unnecessarily and embarrassingly barbaric (though in fact the disagreement went back as far as 2005). It represents an "opposing counterrevolution," formed partially from within the ranks of the uprisings.3. In between, a vast opposition to the regimes which is also distinct from ISIS, in open war with it in Syria, and on and off at war with it in Iraq:In Iraq, this consists of a range of "Sunni tribes" and other Sunni militias which have, over the last year or so, alternatively been fighting the regime alongside ISIS, or fighting against ISIS....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108934] [ 18-aug-2014 16:46 ECT ]

It’s About the Lying: On John Brennan, the CIA, and Torture
Dan Froomkin

August 2, 2014 - I don’t want to understate how seriously wrong it is that the CIA searched Senate computers. Our constitutional order is seriously out of whack when the executive branch acts with that kind of impunity — to its overseers, no less.But given everything else that’s been going on lately, the single biggest — and arguably most constructive — thing to focus on is how outrageously CIA Director John Brennan lied to everyone about it. "As far as the allegations of the CIA hacking into Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth," Brennan told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in March. "We wouldn’t do that. I mean, that’s just beyond the, you know, the scope of reason in terms of what we do."...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108933] [ 18-aug-2014 13:32 ECT ]

Is there an 'anti-imperialist camp'? A debate (part 2)
By Felipe Stuart & Michael Karadjis

August 2, 2014 - ....But no need – because you, Felipe, ensure you fall into the "anti-imperialist camp" trap by spreading falsehoods and total delusions about Syria. To compare the US invasion of Iraq, with hundreds of thousands of troops, with US policy on Syria – i.e., to refuse to send even a bullet to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) for three years while the Assad regime destroyed the entire country with every conceivable "conventional" weapon of mass destruction – is too absurd to even begin to take apart; basically, for you to even make such an impossible comparison is in itself a classic example of bogus "anti-imperialist" analysis furiously attempting to push square poles into round holes. It is fascinating to read a writer like Felipe, who in other ways is very lucid and logical, refer to NATO having "nearly destroyed Syria". So apparently, the MiG fighter planes, helicopter gunships, ballistic missiles, barrel bombs, cluster bombs, incendiary bombs, tanks, artillery, starvation sieges of whole towns (and for that matter, of Palestinian refugee camps), and chemical weapons, have all been supplied to Assad by NATO! Oh, but no, you don’t mean that, do you. You simply think that the duty of "anti-imperialism" is to look the other way while a regime of mega-capitalists destroys every city of its country, including the working-class sections of Damascus and Aleppo, because condemning a capitalist regime for waging unlimited war on its working people is apparently too difficult for modern-day "anti-imperialist" analysis unless you can somehow show that imperialism is responsible.,,,
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108932] [ 18-aug-2014 02:42 ECT ]

Hamas’s return to the resistance axis

August 2, 2014 - In analyzing the conflict in Gaza, many observers have focused on the role of Hamas’s backers, Qatar and Turkey. But this analysis misses a key player. To understand Hamas’ strategy, the place to look is Iran. After the war broke out, senior Iranian officials, including Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, expressed strong support for the leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah also phoned the head of Hamas’s politburo, Khaled Mashaal, and Islamic Jihad chief Ramadan Shallah. Iran's relationship with Hamas has been strained for the past couple of years, so these statements mark a reinvigoration of the "Resistance Alliance."...

  continua / continued avanti - next    [108931] [ 18-aug-2014 02:33 ECT ]

Massacre Justification
Craig Murray

August 2, 2014 -There is a concerted media ploy to change the narrative on the massacre of hundreds of women and children in Gaza, on the grounds that it is Hamas’ fault for breaking the ceasefire. The Israeli account of the ceasefire breakdown is parroted relentlessly.I have put some effort into discovering why the ceasefire broke down, including contacting sources in Gaza itself. What is plain is that there were multiple incidents shortly after the ceasefire deadline, of violations by both sides. This is actually normal – such ceasefires usually take a few hours to take hold as fighting in hot progress and operations under way get stopped. At leasy eleven Palestinians were killed by shellfire in the first hour after the ceasefire...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108930] [ 18-aug-2014 02:24 ECT ]

What we talk about when we talk about genocide
Belen Fernandez

August 2, 2014 - On 1 August, a Times of Israel blog entry titled "When Genocide is Permissible" suddenly disappeared from the website. The Jerusalem Post explains that the entry had "provoked an avalanche of criticism and outrage on social media, prompting the news outlet to dismiss its author," Yochanan Gordon, son of the founder of the New York-based 5 Towns Jewish Times, where the problematic dispatch also ran. The elder Gordon recently objected to the notion that there are "innocent civilians" in Gaza. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, it seems. In his own post, Gordon junior suggests that all Palestinians maintain terror tunnels and store rocket launchers in their homes, and deftly converts the call for genocide into a he-started-it kind of a thing: "We are at war with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people."...

  continua / continued avanti - next    [108929] [ 18-aug-2014 02:16 ECT ]

Video: Israeli soldiers destroy Gaza mosque, dedicate explosion to dead comrades
Ali Abunimah

August 2, 2014 - This video uploaded to YouTube on 31 July is titled in Hebrew "Israeli army forces detonate a mosque with 11 tons of explosives."The Israeli soldiers apparently from the Givati brigade dedicate the mosque destruction to their fallen comrades and cheer as a massive explosion obliterates it."Long live the State of Israel!" a voice exclaims. According to the narration by the videographer, the detonation took place on 30 July in Khuzaa, which is east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108928] [ 18-aug-2014 02:10 ECT ]

Who broke the ceasefire? Obama blames Hamas against the evidence
Max Blumenthal and Allison Deger

August 2, 2014- A beleaguered-looking President Barack Obama appeared before the Washington press corps on August 1 to lash into Hamas for supposedly violating the 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire that his Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations had labored so tirelessly to secure. "I have unequivocally condemned Hamas and the Palestinian factions that were responsible for killing two Israeli soldiers and abducting a third minutes after a ceasefire was announced," Obama said....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108927] [ 18-aug-2014 01:47 ECT ]

The member of Knesset who called for genocide — against the mothers of the ‘snakes’
William McGowan

August 2, 2014 - As any street smart New Yorker knows, "you can say anything about me, but when you start talking trash about my momma, you got a problem." Especially so in the context of genocide and race war. Legal scholar and pundit Jonathan Turley has a great post on inflammatory comments by Ayelet Shaked, a member of the Israeli Parliament from the ultra-nationalist and ultra-religious Jewish Home Party whose leader, Naftali Bennett has been touted as a future Israeli Prime Minister....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108926] [ 18-aug-2014 00:49 ECT ]

The CIA’s Other Spy Scandal: Agency Monitored Emails Between Congress & Whistleblowing Officials
Demcracy Now!

August 2, 2014 - The Central Intelligence Agency has admitted its officials spied on a Senate panel probing the agency’s torture and rendition program. An internal probe found 10 CIA employees monitored Senate staffers’ computers. This development comes days after another revelation of CIA spying on Congress emerged. According to McClatchy Newspapers, the agency has also been spying on emails from whistleblower officials and Congress, "triggering fears the CIA has been intercepting the communications of officials who handle whistleblower cases." In part 2 of our interview, we are joined now by Jonathan Landay, senior national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108925] [ 17-aug-2014 23:36 ECT ]

The Audacity of Nope: Obama’s Failure to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison
By Dennis Trainor

August 2, 2014 - Jason Leopold, in the clip from the full-length Acronym TV episode, How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Guantanamo Prison, discusses the Obstacles President Obama faces in keeping his campaign promise to restore habeas corpus, shut down Guantanamo Prison, and restore America’s moral stature in the world. If President Obama’s true intention s are as described above, what can he do alone, and what does need cooperation from Congress to do?"What he could do now is actually start releasing some of these prisoners," says Leopold "The vast majority of those cleared are Yemeni prisoners. Yemen is a big country. To think that these men, who were never on a battlefield, can’t be sent back to Yemen because they will end up as part of Al-Qaeda (makes no sense)."...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108924] [ 17-aug-2014 23:13 ECT ]

Britain 'attempts to censor' US report on torture sites
Jamie Doward and Ian Cobain

August 2, 2014 - The government stands accused of seeking to conceal Britain's role in extraordinary rendition, ahead of the release of a declassified intelligence report that exposes the use of torture at US secret prisons around the world.The Senate report on the CIA's interrogation programme, due to be released in days, will confirm that the US tortured terrorist suspects after 9/11. In advance of the release, Barack Obama admitted on Friday: "We tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values."Now, in a letter to the human rights group Reprieve, former foreign secretary William Hague has confirmed that the UK government has held discussions with the US about what it intends to reveal in the report which, according to al-Jazeera, acknowledges that the British territory of Diego Garcia was used for extraordinary rendition...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108923] [ 17-aug-2014 22:31 ECT ]

Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'
By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland

August 2, 2014 - President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques." "We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values," Obama told a White House news conference..."It's important for us not to feel too sanctimonious in retrospect about the tough job that those folks had," he said. "A lot of those folks were working hard under enormous pressure and are real patriots."..
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108922] [ 17-aug-2014 21:32 ECT ]

Candid video reveals NYT bureau chief Jodi Rudoren’s Zionist bubble
Max Blumenthal

August 2, 2014 - In early July, New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren found herself under withering scrutiny for uncritically quoting slanderous and later discredited comments by Israeli police spokesperson Mickey Rosenfeld justifying the brutal beating of fifteen-year-old Tariq Abukhdeir. Rudoren took to Facebook to lash out at critics who accused her of "practicing stenography," attacking them as "anti-Israel activists." The rhetoric she used to characterize supporters of Palestinian rights echoed that of pro-Israel lobbyists like Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham Foxman, who has produced annual blacklists of Palestine solidarity activists and demonized critics of Israeli human rights abuses as anti-Semites...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108921] [ 17-aug-2014 21:12 ECT ]

Israel “wipes out” Gaza ice cream factory that stored vital medicines
Rami Almeghari

August 2, 2014 - Israel fired more than ten tank shells at an iconic ice cream and cookie factory in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip late on Thursday night, starting a fire that continued to blaze into the next day.The attack puts hundreds of people out of work and destroyed vital medicine stocks that had been stored in the building. Surrounded by a few workers and an administrator attempting to assess the damage to the 1.5-acre facility, Iyad al-Tilbani, whose father owns the 38-year-old Al-Awda Factory, said on Friday that much of the building was "reduced to rubble overnight." As he spoke, a bulldozer cleaned up debris in the background...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108920] [ 17-aug-2014 18:32 ECT ]

We shall live to tell the stories of war crimes in Gaza
Hana Baalousha

August 2, 2014 - In all Holywood action films, when the enemy uses a civilian as a human shield, the policeman drops his gun and lets the enemy go in order to save the civilian. The innocent person’s life is always depicted as more important than the enemy’s death. Clearly these morals are only for movies. The morals on the ground in Gaza, however, are totally different. Israel shoots and bombs children and young people, leaving them to bleed to death in front of their parents while bombarding ambulances that try to reach them. In this horrendous aggression against Gaza, every Palestinian is a target and age isn’t an issue. As I hold my three-month-old Jolie close to my chest, I recall the pictures of babies her age with face injuries that hide their beauty and innocence, and others dead with amputated limbs, heads emptied from their contents, or burnt bodies....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108919] [ 17-aug-2014 17:32 ECT ]

Israel 'deliberately' targeting Gaza's health sector
Middle East Monitor

August 2, 2014 -Spokesman of the Palestinian Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra has accused the Israeli occupation forces of "deliberately" targeting Gaza's health sector.Counting the number of Israeli attacks on Palestinian hospitals and paramedics during the war on his Twitter page, Al-Qidra described the Israeli acts as "war crimes" and "violations of the international law and Fourth Geneva Convention" that warranted urgent prosecution."Healthcare facilities have come under Zionist's fire," he tweeted. "Abu-Yousif Al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, which is the only one in the whole city that serves around 350,000 Gazans is an example. Its staff was forced to evacuate the dead and wounded and abandon the hospital under heavy Israeli fire on Friday."...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108917] [ 17-aug-2014 04:51 ECT ]

Debunking Israel's narrative on Gaza – Truth Out!
Catherine Shakdam

August 2, 2014 - Amid the cries of outrage and the flurry of condemnations the world has thrown at Israel, the Zionist State remains adamant it owns absolute moral ground on Gaza, arguing high and low that no state should ever be made to suffer the ravage of bombs. And indeed, no people should be made to live under terror; it seems however that Israel has forgotten whose hands have been bloodied in this conflict and whose bombs have landed on schools, hospitals and designated UN shelters.Israel's argument, its only argument one might add, is that in the name of its national security there is no crime it can commit as its stands the eternal victim....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108916] [ 17-aug-2014 04:30 ECT ]

Syria News - August 1, 2014
Local Coordination Committees of Syria

August 1, 2014 - By the end of Friday, the coordination committees were able to document 54 martyrs including 2 women, 4 children and 1 martyr under torture: 26 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 9 in Damascus and its Suburbs; 9 in Hama; 4 in Daraa; 3 in Homs and 3 in Idlib...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108915] [ 17-aug-2014 04:14 ECT ]

On the 25th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Humanitarian Truce Collapse Less Than One Hour of Its Entry into Force; Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed and Hundreds Wounded by Israeli Shelling in Rafah
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

August 1, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 24th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law, which ensure protection for civilians in times of war, and in violation of the principles of necessity, proportionality and distinction. Israeli forces have continued their aerial, ground and sea attacks throughout the Gaza Strip, causing more civilian casualties and damaging civilian facilities. Israeli forces escalated their attacks throughout the Gaza Strip. Electricity supplies have been off in the Gaza Strip for the 4th consecutive day. Municipalities face extreme difficulties in their work due to the lack of fuel supplies and because if Israeli attacks. These developments raise concerns regarding public health in Gaza Strip, which is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. The crisis has further aggravated as at least 400,000 civilians were forcibly displaced from their homes, and were forced to resort to shelters in the centers of towns and refugee camps...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108914] [ 17-aug-2014 04:11 ECT ]

Bombed homes, shelling and cars charred by missiles: Fidaa Zaanin on how Israel destroyed Beit Hanoun
Alex Kane

August 1, 2014 --Six months after flying to Iceland to study, Fidaa Zaanin returned to her home in the Gaza Strip. One month later, the 25-year-old Zaanin was confronted by yet another Israeli attack on the coastal enclave that is surrounded on all sides by hostile forces. Zaanin, a resident of Beit Hanoun, in Gaza’s north, has seen two punishing wars come and go. The only difference this time is that the ferocity of Israel’s assault has surpassed the others–something that many thought was hard to do given the immense destruction wrought by Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108913] [ 16-aug-2014 23:13 ECT ]

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Business
By Danny Schechter

August 1, 2014 -The U.S. Congress is rushing to give Israel another $225 million to replenish its supply of "Iron Dome" anti-missile missiles depleted during its war with Gaza, a boost to Israel’s war effort and a shot in the arm for its arms industry, as Danny Schechter explains. When you go to a dictionary to look up dome, you find lots of references to hemispherical structures or forms. You also find that it is slang word for the human head. And so, it may not be much of a stretch to look at the "Iron Dome" counter-missile system utilized by the Israeli forces as a perfect metaphor for the men authorizing its deployment and use, the iron domes of the heads who head up Israel’s military, and orchestrate its most assuredly not defensive war against Gaza...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108911] [ 16-aug-2014 22:06 ECT ]

Understanding Israel’s War as Racist Is Crucial to Ending Occupation
Sonali Kolhatkar

August 1, 2014 - The nearly month-long attack by Israeli forces on Gaza has revealed that anti-Arab racism permeates many levels of Israeli society. Indeed, to acknowledge Palestinians as humans worthy of a state, a home and basic necessities such as medical care, electricity, food and water, would undermine the brutality of Operation Protective Edge.Racism among the Israeli population is either stronger than ever, or simply more visible today thanks to social media and the proliferation of online means of expression.Some Israelis are openly thrilled that Gaza is being leveled. A Danish reporter came upon a cheery group of people who gathered outdoors in the southern Israeli town of Sderot with folding chairs and popcorn to watch the air war, clapping each time a bomb dropped on Gaza. Other Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv to celebrate the killing of Gaza’s children. They were videotaped singing a song whose words included, "In Gaza there’s no studying; No children are left there," and calling for violence against two of the Israeli Knesset’s Arab members...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108910] [ 16-aug-2014 20:21 ECT ]

How Netanyahu Got Snookered
The Moral Universe Will Swing Palestine’s Way


August 1, 2014-Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t the brightest bulb on the Hanukkah bush, but that doesn’t explain why he concluded that he could benefit himself and Israel by launching another assault on Gaza, the third in six years.From any remotely plausible point of view, this was a colossal mistake. It is as if resistance fighters in Gaza snookered him into it.Perhaps they did; they seem shrewd enough, and he seems dumb enough. But "the dead weight of history" and American politics played a role too.Israel has gotten away with murder – and worse — before; many times...

  continua / continued avanti - next    [108909] [ 16-aug-2014 19:07 ECT ]

"Go ahead and stop us..."
The Attack on the People of Gaza


August 1, 2014 -When the facts cannot be contained within the prevailing intellectual framework (the conventional wisdom), honesty requires that the framework be modified.According to the conventional wisdom, the purpose of Israel’s assault on Gaza is self-defense, i.e., to stop rocket fire and to destroy "terror tunnels". However, the facts include repeated attacks on hospitals, an open air market, UN schools designated as safe refuges, playgrounds, zoos, Gaza’s only power plant, etc.) by means of high-tech "smart weapons", and these attacks are inconsistent with the notion of self-defense. These are calculated, deliberate attacks on civilians and the numbers speak for themselves: about 80% of Israel’s victims are non-combatants, including at least (for now) 318 kids...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108908] [ 16-aug-2014 19:02 ECT ]

Unfair and Unbalanced
Lazy Journalism and Israel’s Punitive War


August 1, 2014 -The Israeli army’s punitive expedition in Gaza has revived a major aspiration of modern journalism: the right to be lazy. In professional terms, this is known as "balance" (the far-right US television channel Fox News describes itself, not without irony, as "fair and balanced").In the Middle East conflict, where the wrongs are not equally divided, "balance" gives the occupying power an advantage. It also enables western journalists to escape the anger of those who dislike hearing inconvenient facts by "balancing" them against the words of other commentators explaining them away. The same concern for balance is not apparent, however, in other international crises such as Ukraine. In any case, true balance — between pictures of protracted carnage in Gaza and warnings of a rocket attack on a Tel Aviv beach — should tip the scales a little. If only because one side — the Israelis — use professional communicators, while the other has only the sufferings of their civilians to show to western media....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108907] [ 16-aug-2014 18:57 ECT ]

Gaza War emboldens Iran’s leaders
Mahan Abedin

August 1, 2014 - ....Despite Hamas’ stoic resistance in the latest bout of fighting – confirming its status as Israel’s most proximate adversary – the fact remains that none of this necessarily affects Hamas’ attitude to the situation in Syria. Absent a modified Hamas position on the Syrian conflict, Iranian leaders are unlikely to restore substantial support. In the final analysis, whilst the Israeli War on Gaza has captured global headlines for the past three weeks, the fact remains that the conflicts in Syria and Iraq are much bigger than the one in Gaza. The fact also remains that much of Iran’s energy is being spent on containing the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, as opposed to fighting Israel....

  continua / continued avanti - next    [108906] [ 16-aug-2014 18:46 ECT ]

A Protracted Genocide
Israel’s Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza


August 1, 2014 - Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism. This becomes circular, for sadism does not come out of thin air, its presence—whether through the experience of conquest, arrogance inhering in a superiority mindset, the profound darkness of introversion and collective nightmare of, here, having suffered the Holocaust and internalizing poisonous thoughts, values, and actions of the Perpetrators, or, as I believe, ALL of the foregoing—is itself the catalyst for creating and enlarging disproportionate power ready for use and to be used continually to demean and debase the Other and periodically in spurts, as now in Gaza, to take special delight in cruelty while therefore, because of subjugation of the weaker and defenseless, taken as self-confirmation of moral-political exceptionalism...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108905] [ 16-aug-2014 04:01 ECT ]

Blood on American's Hands
US Provides Israel Weapons Used on Gaza


August 1, 2014 - The United States exported to Israel a substantial amount of the same types of weapons Israel is using to kill Gazans, a new analysis of US Census Bureau export data reveals. For example, in 2013, the United States sent Israel at least $196 million in parts for military airplanes and helicopters, a category that includes F-16 fighter jets and Apache helicopters, both of which Israel is currently using to attack Gazan homes, offices and farmland. Between January and May 2014, the United States had already exported $92 million in parts for military airplanes and helicopters...
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On Israel/Palestine
This is Genocide


August 1, 2014 - Israel and its supporters continue to inanely argue for Israel’s right to defend itself. "How can we be expected to stand by as Hamas launches rockets into our territory?" they cry. "How can we allow them to kidnap and murder our children? To threaten the lives of our civilians?" they moan. And yet, arguing for the right to Palestinian self-defense is branded as simple anti-Semitism. Of course, it is this narrative that has worked so well for Israel. They continue to stoke the fires time and time again: land-grabbing, forcible evictions, forcing Palestinians into an ever-smaller open-air prison, controlling their power supply and even the very water that is under their feet, and yet, Palestinians are expected to bow their heads and submit to their overlords as their very culture, history, sustenance, and families are being taken from them. We expect that Israel would not want to live under threat of danger, and yet we expect that Palestine will dutifully give up all autonomy and all safety in the name of Israel....
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July 2014 Update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia
Victoria Parsons, Jack Serle and Alice K Ross

August 1, 2014 - At least 32 people died in three CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, making this the bloodiest month since July 2012. The strikes all reportedly occurred in and around Datta Khel in North Waziristan. The high death toll from just three attacks dramatically increased the casualty rate – the average number of people killed in each strike on average. This month the casualty rate was 10.7 people per strike. That is more than double the rate for June (4.6) and the highest since April 2011, when 24 people died in two attacks....
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Echoes of Syria: Hezbollah reemerges in Iraq
By Alexander Orleans

August 1, 2014 - Visibility on Lebanese Hezbollah’s current response to the crisis in Iraq has markedly increased, with reliable sources describing that military advisors are being deployed from Lebanon to assist Iraqi Shi’a militia forces. Nicholas Blanford, for example, has reported that sources close to Hezbollah have revealed that a 250-member advisory unit is being deployed to Iraq. The unit’s primary mission is to advise, train, and coordinate Iraqi Shi’a militias operating under the guidance of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The sources furthermore indicated that the advisory unit is also already engaged in conducting intelligence and reconnaissance operations against ISIS forces. This advisory mission echoes Hezbollah’s early primary role in Syria as advisers and trainers of pro-regime forces. ...

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The Experts’ Verdict
Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime


August 1, 2014 -Today’s Guardian includes an article that appears to be excusing Israel of responsibility for the massive death tolll it has inflicted on Palestinian civilians. But, more significantly, it includes a lot of useful – and damning – information about just how "indiscriminate" Israel’s weapons really are.This interests me a great deal because I have been warning about problems with the interpretation of international law used by leading human rights groups on this very point since the 2006 Lebanon War. At that time I got into a dispute with Human Rights Watch’s Middle East policy director, Sarah Leah Whitson....
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Azzun’s kidnapped youth - Across the West Bank and Gaza, children have a different “normal”
Ellis Garey

August 1, 2014 - Mohammad A., 17, was threatened and beaten by Israeli soldiers on the street in front of his house on the night of July 5."One soldier pushed me to the ground and sat on my back while [another soldier] took a photo," Mohammad said."I asked for an officer, and they began insulting me. They asked me 'do you want to be a martyr like the boy [Mohammad Abu Khdeir] from Shuafat?’ When I asked him to stop cursing at me he beat me instead."Bruises and minor cuts from the incident were visible two days later. Mohammad lives near the eastern entrance of Azzun, a central West Bank town bordered by the settlements of Ma’ale Shomron and Karnei Shomron...
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Watching the Occupation at a Close Distance
Amahl Bishara

August 1, 2014 - On May 15, 2014, Nakba Day—a day on which Palestinians commemorate the mass dispossession caused by the formation of the state of Israel—Israeli army snipers shot and killed teenagers Nadeem Siam Nawara and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher during a protest outside of the Ofer prison, where Palestinian political prisoners are held near Ramallah. A few days after their deaths, Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI) issued a video, "Unlawful Killing of Two Palestinians Outside Ofer," featuring surveillance camera footage of the shootings from a nearby business, as well as an interview with the business owner...
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A Teenager Contemplates Life and War in the Gaza Strip
Noor Ismail

August 1, 2014 - I am Noor Omar Shaban Ismail, a sixteen year-old teenager who lives and grew up in one of the most dangerous areas in the world, the Gaza Strip. I have only one brother who is studying civil engineering in France. I really hope to follow in his footsteps and become successful to achieve my dreams and goals. The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It has absolutely no kind of infrastructure and one of the highest rates of people living below the poverty line. Every year there are 20,000 new college graduates who have the enthusiasm to work and achieve success for their country. Sixty per cent of the people are unemployed, so they will lose their enthusiasm and start to become radicals and stop thinking about their future. This is what the Israeli siege is doing to Gaza...
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Analysis: Gaza and the West Bank are one political entity
By Daoud Kuttab

August 1, 2014 - The admission was buried deep in a long drawn out analysis by Israel's leading columnist. Nahum Barnea revealed that one of the yet to be declared results of the war on Gaza is the realization that the attempts to separate Gaza from the West Bank has failed. While the focus of discussion in various regional and world capitals has been on lifting the siege on Gaza and specifically the opening up of the Rafah crossing with Egypt, another crossing point is coming to focus now...

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Tunnel Vision
Israel, Apartheid and World Opinion


August 1, 2014 -As the Israeli massacre of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip continues, a review of some pertinent facts surrounding this tragic, deadly, genocidal situation may be useful.Military preparedness. Palestine, including the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, has no army, navy or air force. Israel has one of the most powerful military systems in the world, backed and financed by the most powerful (United States). It has the deadliest and most technologically-advanced weaponry in the world.The killing of three residents living in illegal settlements was not the cause of the Israeli bombardment and invasion. Earlier, much to Israel’s dismay, the divided government of Palestine, Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Fatah in the West Bank, reunited. Their seven-year separation was seen, disingenuously, as an impediment to a peaceful solution, a solution Israel has no interest in achieving. Further angering Israel was the fact that most of the world, including its favorite puppet and open-ended check book, the U.S., said it would work with the new government...
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Enshrined Ignorance
Censorship and Myth-Making About Hiroshima and the Bomb


August 1, 2014-The US atomic destruction of 140,000 people at Hiroshima and 70,000 at Nagasaki was never "necessary" because Japan was already smashed, no land invasion was needed and Japan was suing for peace. The official myth that "the bombs saved lives" by hurrying Japan’s surrender can no longer be believed except by those who love to be fooled. The long-standing fiction has been destroyed by the historical record kept in US, Soviet, Japanese and British archives — now mostly declassified — and detailed by Ward Wilson in his book "Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)...
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Confronting Your Member of Congress
Let August be Action Time for Palestine


August 1, 2014 -In Italy, France, Spain, and much of Western Europe, August is vacation time. That is one of the few customs that members of the US Congress might admit sharing with what they see as "dead and dying Europe."It also provides an unparalleled opportunity for those justifiably frustrated by the limited effects of protests in front of Israeli consulates and marching down city streets to show their opposition to the latest bloody chapter in Israel’s efforts to eliminate its "Palestinian problem."In every Congressional district across the United States, members of the House and Senate are expected to use this month as an opportunity to meet and glad hand their putative constituents and shore up their votes in November’s mid-term elections...
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Warplane delivery makes Italy complicit in Israeli crimes
Stephanie Westbrook

August 1, 2014 - Italy has offered more concrete support for Israel’s latest attack on Gaza than perhaps any other European Union country. As the massacres began earlier this month, two Italian-made M-346 jet trainer aircraft were delivered to Hatzerim, an Israeli Air Force base in the Naqab (Negev). These warplanes — the most "advanced" of their type, according to their manufacturers — will be used to train pilots for similar operations to the one now being carried out against Gaza’s 1.8 million people....
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Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith groups demand US stop arming Israel
Ali Abunimah

August 1, 2014 - More than two dozens faith groups representing Christians, Muslims and Jews are calling for an arms embargo on Israel and an end to the $3.1 billion a year in military aid the US gives to the country.The statement comes as the death toll from Israel’s horrific bombardment of Gaza reached 1,437, surpassing the total from "Operation Cast Lead," Israel’s assault on the besieged territory in 2008-2009. "We deplore and condemn the use of violence by anyone, anytime, anywhere," the faith groups say, "for each of these casualties is a child of God."...
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Rights NGO: Israel destroyed 250 economic facilities in Gaza in 25 days
Middle East Monitor

August 1, 2014 - Israel has destroyed 250 economic facilities during its war on the Gaza Strip, a human rights organisation told Anadolu news agency.Speaking to the news agency, Rami Abdo, the director of the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights, said that the Observatory's teams in the Gaza Strip had monitored the destruction of 250 economic facilities, including 180 factories, since the start of the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip on 7 July. Abdo pointed out that the losses incurred by the economic sector in the Gaza Strip are unprecedented, stressing that Israel has dragged Gaza's economy decades backwards...
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Syria News - July 31, 2014
Local Coordination Committees of Syria

July 31, 2014 - By the end of Thursday, the coordination committees were able to document 28 martyrs including 2 women, 7 children and 1 martyr under torture: 11 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 6 in Damascus and its suburbs; 5 in Daraa; 3 in Hama; 2 in Idlib and 1 in Homs...
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On the 24th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Indiscriminate Artillery Shelling Most Dangerous to Civilians; 30 Palestinian Civilians, Including 10 Members of One Family Killed in Public Market in al-Shuja'iya; No One Is Immune
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

July 31, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 24th consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law, which ensure protection for civilians in times of war, and in violation of the principles of necessity, proportionality and distinction. Israeli forces have continued their aerial, ground and sea attacks throughout the Gaza Strip, causing more civilian casualties and damaging civilian facilities. Israeli forces escalated their attacks throughout the Gaza Strip. At approximately 15:00 on Wednesday, Israeli forces declared a humanitarian truce for 4 hours, so many Palestinian civilians went out to buy basic needs. Soon, Israeli tanks fired many shells at Palestinian civilians in al-Shuja'iya market. As a result of the attack, 30 civilians, including 8 children, 2 journalists, a paramedic and 2 civil defense workers, were killed. At another levels, Palestinian civilians were released from custody by Israeli forces stated that Israeli forces put them on the fronts of tanks as human shields while moving into Palestinian communities east of Khan Yuniss...
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Debunking Israel’s self-defense argument
by John Dugard

July 31, 2014 -Israel claims that it is acting in self-defense in Gaza, thereby portraying itself as the victim in the present conflict. President Barack Obama and both houses of the U.S. Congress have endorsed this justification for the use of force. But is it an accurate assessment?Gaza is not an independent state like Lebanon or Jordan. Israel accepts this but instead sees Gaza as a "hostile entity," a concept unknown to international law and one that Israel has not sought to explain.But the status of Gaza is clear. It is an occupied territory — part of the occupied Palestinian territory. In 2005 Israel withdrew its settlers and the Israel Defense Forces from Gaza, but it continues to retain control of it, not only through intermittent incursions into and regular shelling of the territory but also by effectively controlling the land crossings into Gaza, its airspace and territorial waters and its population registry, which determines who may leave and enter....
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A View from Gaza: We're Still Alive (Whatever That Means)
Mona El-Farra

July 31, 2014 - I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living in Gaza, luck means how close to you the bombs fall from Israel’s tanks, planes, or warships. Some hours it’s raining bombs. Americans say "It’s raining cats and dogs." In the new Gaza idiom, we say "It’s raining bombs and shells."Today I started my day in the Red Crescent Society’s medical center. The electricity has stopped, but the X-ray still functions, so we received many patients. Let me share with you some of what I saw....
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Is there an 'anti-imperialist camp'? A debate (part 1)
By Felipe Stuart & Michael Karadjis

July 31, 2014 - The more restrictive version which has been more in vogue since the collapse of the USSR, which is an entirely ill-defined lump of left and progressive, and reactionary, repressive, fascist and even arguably rising imperialist states, which have nothing in common other than having one or another conjunctural issue at some time with imperialism. Thus a monstrous "camp" of Cuba, Venezuela, Putin’s Russia, China, Assad’s Syria (some days, not others, I guess), Iran’s theocracy (though I guess not when it was hailing NATO’s war on Gaddafi) , the hereditary monarchy in North Korea, Gaddafi’s Libya (some days, not others, I guess), the Sinhala-chauvinist regime in Sri Lanka (not usually, just when it gets criticised for massive crimes against humanity), Belarus, probably the Islamic dictatorship in Sudan (though I guess not when it was hailing NATO’s war on Gaddafi), Maliki’s sectarian regime in Iraq (oops – wasn’t this Assad- and Iran-aligned regime installed by a US imperialist invasion?). So briefly, I’m all in favour of the first two, the third confuses non-imperialist with anti-imperialist but has some, very limited, uses, and the fourth is such anti-Marxist and anti-working-class garbage that the entire European and American ultra-right can spout identical discourse....
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Gaza Genocide Promoter Baroness Cox – Dundee University Must Withdraw Honorary Degree
Craig Murray

July 31, 2014 - Baroness Cox is a prominent supporter of organisations which actively and openly promote the ethnic cleansing of all Palestinians from Gaza. She was incredibly given an Honorary Degree by the University of Dundee in 2006. I call on the students and academic staff of Dundee University to campaign to have this award stripped from her.It is a matter of shame to me that my University has honoured a woman whose primary political activity is as a promoter of genocide.Baroness Cox’s support for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is persistent and consistent. She is the deputy head of the Presidium of the Jerusalem Summit, an organisation which states that: "The establishment of a Palestinian state must be removed from the political agenda" ...
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War’s Other Casualties
Gaza and the Global Refugee Crisis


July 31, 2014 - By the time John Kerry left Tel Aviv and a 12-hour ceasefire began on July 26, 2014, the body count in Gaza had reached 856 Palestinians and 40 Israelis dead, as well as several thousand wounded. Now, the Palestinian toll has exceeded 1,000. Left out of the casualty figures, but no less important, are all the people who have been forced from their homes and have become refugees in their own country. This reality, that war’s heaviest impact is on civilian populations, is often obscured by its frequency. People flee as the bombs fall; another refugee camp is set up to house thousands of them; and thousands more line the roads leading to another country. How often have we read such reports?...
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Lawless CIA spied on computers Senate panel used to investigate agency's torture program
Meteor BladesFollow

July 31, 2014 - A CIA admission Thursday that its agents had sneaked into computers set up for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to compile a report on the agency's torture program has brought calls for an investigation by an independent counsel from Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado and angry comments from other senators.One came from Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon who said in a statement: "The CIA Inspector General has confirmed what Senators have been saying all along: The CIA conducted an unauthorized search of Senate files, and attempted to have Senate staff prosecuted for doing their jobs," Wyden said. "Director Brennan’s claims to the contrary were simply not true. "What’s needed now is a public apology from Director Brennan to staff and the committee, a full accounting of how this occurred and a commitment there will be no further attempts to undermine Congressional oversight of CIA activities."...
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Racist at Its Core
Canada’s Pro-Israel Zealots


July 31, 2014 -From a left-wing community once at the forefront of struggles against racism, unconditional support for Israel has turned a significant proportion of Toronto Jews into promoters of hatred against "Arabs" and into allies of right wing, bigoted, homophobic Christian Bible literalists.During 15 years of activism in Montréal, Ottawa and Vancouver I haven’t seen anything equivalent to the racist, militarist pro-Israel movement experienced recently in Toronto. And sadly the quasi-fascistic organization driving the charge seems increasingly enmeshed within a community that once led the fight against racism and fascism in the city...

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Iraq: Pro-Government Militias’ Trail of Death
Attacks on Sunnis in At Least 3 Provinces

Human Rights Watch

July 31, 2014 - Government-backed militias have been kidnapping and killing Sunni civilians throughout Iraq’s Baghdad, Diyala, and Hilla provinces over the past five months. The killings and abductions mark a serious escalation in sectarian violence at a time when the armed conflict between government forces and Sunni insurgents is intensifying. Human Rights Watch documented the killings of 61 Sunni men between June 1 and July 9, 2014, and the killing of at least 48 Sunni men in March and April in villages and towns around Baghdad, an area known as the "Baghdad Belt." Witnesses and medical and government sources said that militias were responsible in each case. In many cases, witnesses identified the militia as Asa’ib Ahl al-Haqq (League of the Righteous), commonly referred to as Asa’ib...
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Naming the Dead project records the names of over 700 killed by drones in Pakistan
by Jack Serle

July 31, 2014 - The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Naming the Dead project has now recorded the names of more than 700 people reportedly killed by CIA drones in Pakistan. Nearly half – 323 – of the people identified are reported to be civilians, including 99 children. The database of names has grown since its launch last year, but those identified still make up fewer than one in three of the 2,342 reportedly killed in drone attacks.The Bureau uses open source materials to monitor and record all drone attacks in covert war situations including Pakistan. The data gathered reveals that at least 2,342 people have been killed in these attacks in the northern tribal areas of Pakistan. Of those killed at least 416 are reported to be civilians....
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A War of Collective Punishment
Gaza: Where International Law Has Gone Down in Flames


July 31, 2014 -As Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip rages on, ceasefires come and go. Most last just long enough for Palestinians to dig out the dead from beneath their collapsed houses, get the injured to overcrowded and under-resourced hospitals, and seek enough food and water to last through the next round of airstrikes."There is nothing left but stones," Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer quoted an old woman saying as she searched desperately through the rubble of what had been her home. Casualties are soaring. By late July, Israel had killed more than 1,100 Palestinians — at least 73 percent of them civilians, including hundreds of children. Fifty-six Israelis, almost all of them soldiers, have died too...

A July 28 poll shows that 86.5 percent of Israelis oppose a ceasefire. Yet we continue to hear that Israelis want peace.
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Leaked US Government ‘talking points’ on Senate CIA torture report: Reprieve comment

July 31, 2014 - A White House document showing the State Department’s recommended 'talking points’ on a major Senate report into CIA torture – the executive summary to which is expected to be declassified and released next week – has today been leaked to the Associated Press.The document says that the soon-to-be-published report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence "leaves no doubt that the methods used to extract information from some terrorist suspects caused profound pain, suffering and humiliation."The document also argues there has already been sufficient debate around the methods of torture used. It says: "Our Congress issued this report, and the Obama administration strongly supported its declassification, in that spirit. This report will help the American people can understand what happened in the past, and that will help to guide us as we move forward."...
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Iraqi Shiite militia executes, hangs 15 by electricity poles

July 31, 2014 - Shiite militia forces executed 15 Sunnis and then hung them by electricity poles in a public square in a town northeast of Baghdad on Wednesday, police said. A police officer at the scene in Baquba, a mixed Sunni and Shiite town 65 km from Baghdad, said he believed the action was designed to keep Sunnis from supporting the Islamic State.The victims, who were kidnapped over the last week, were shot in their heads and chests and then hung up by cables. "The militia forces are preventing the medical crew from bringing down the bodies hanging from the electricity poles," he told Reuters...

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68 Palestinian families have had 3 or more members killed

July 31, 2014 -According to the United Nations, at least 68 Palestinian families in Gaza have had three or more members killed by the Israeli military in the same incident since Israel began its current assault on Gaza on July 7, for a total of 360 people. In its daily Gaza emergency report on July 30, the UN expressed deep concern at the "alarming number" of such incidents.For journalists covering this story, the IMEU offers the following partial list of incidents in which Palestinian families have lost four or more members killed by Israeli attacks in Gaza since the current assault on Gaza began. To date, Israel has killed approximately 1400 people in Gaza during its current assault, approximately 75% of them civilians according to the UN, including more than 250 children....
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Guantánamo Review Boards Clear Kuwaiti Prisoner Fawzi Al-Odah for Release, But Defend Ongoing Imprisonment of Fayiz Al-Kandari
Andy Worthington

July 31, 2014 - On July 14, the board members of the Periodic Review Boards at Guantánamo — consisting of representatives of the Departments of State, Defense, Justice and Homeland Security, as well as the office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — approved the release of Fawzi al-Odah, one of the last two Kuwaiti prisoners in Guantánamo, but recommended that the other Kuwaiti, Fayiz al-Kandari, should continue to be held.This is good news for Fawzi al-Odah, but the decision about Fayiz al-Kandari casts a dark cloud over the whole process. I have been covering the stories of both men for many years, and it remains as clear to me now as it always has been that neither man poses a threat to the US. Here at "Close Guantánamo," we profiled both men back in February 2012, shortly after Tom Wilner and I, the co-founders of the "Close Guantánamo" campaign, had been in Kuwait trying to secure their release ....

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Blaming Palestinians for their own deaths
By Hagai El-Ad (translated by Keren Rubinstein)

July 31, 2014 - It is moral because we told them to leave, and those who stayed did so at their own peril. It’s moral because Hamas encouraged them to stay, that’s why this is a self-inflicted genocide carried out by Hamas. The Palestinians who died in Shejaiya, in Khan Younis, actually everywhere and always, are to blame for their own deaths. Maybe it’s only the children who aren’t guilty of their own deaths – maybe it’s the parents who are to blame. As for the elderly people who died, that’s definitely Hamas’ fault. Whichever way you twist it, that blood was not spilled by our hands. How deeply can you suppress the denial by Israelis? How can the prime minister – the prime minister of the army whose air force killed four nameless children on the beach in Gaza for the world’s cameras to see – look straight into the camera and tell the Palestinians of Gaza, "We want you to be safe"?....
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Court motion details Palestinian American Rasmea Odeh's torture by Israeli jailers
Charlotte Silver

July 31, 2014- In what is expected to be a crucial pre-trial hearing for Rasmea Yousef Odeh, prosecution and defense attorneys will convene in US district court in Detroit, Michigan on 31 July to argue several motions that could have significant bearing on how the trial, scheduled to begin in September, proceeds. Odeh is a Palestinian American accused of "immigration fraud" for allegedly falsely answering "no" to the question on an immigration application as to whether she had ever been convicted of a crime....
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Israel uses Palestinians as human shields but US lawmakers condemn Hamas
by Rania Khalek

July 31, 2014 - Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to prove Hamas is employing this tactic. Over the last 22 days, the Israeli army has deliberately bombed family homes, UN shelters, schools, places of worship, hospitals, water infrastructure and more, killing more than 1,300 Palestinians, 80 percent of whom have been civilians, including nearly 300 children. In propaganda echoed by the US State Department, the Israeli government has repeatedly claimed that Hamas is using women and children as human shields to protect its weapons and rocket ...
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"People are being killed because they demand to live in dignity": Voices from Gaza
Nora Barrows-Friedman

July 31, 2014 - Writers, bloggers, journalists and activists in Gaza are scrambling to tell their stories and inform the outside world about the atrocities that Israel continues to commit as the weeks-long assault destroys lives, homes, clinics, hospitals, offices and UN shelters across the Gaza Strip.After Israel bombed the sole power plant, plunging Gaza into darkness and leaving hospitals and homes with scarce electricity, and as mobile phone networks are damaged or destroyed, getting information to the outside world — as well as within Gaza itself — is becoming increasingly difficult."Though war is not something new to us in Gaza — I myself survived two — in 2008-09 and 2012 — this is the scariest and most blood-curdling one," writes activist Ayah Bashir, in a moving article for the online publication Middle East Eye....
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Video shows Israeli shelling of Shujaiya that killed Gaza journalist
Ali Abunimah

July 31, 2014 - On Wednesday, Israeli forces shelled the Shujaiya neighborhood of eastern Gaza City, killing 17 Palestinians at a market where people had gone to shop during what they thought would be a four-hour "humanitarian truce."This video uploaded to YouTube shows the shelling. It is titled in Arabic "Shujaiya massacre and the targeting of a journalist and the injury of the Manara News Agency’s photographer."At the very beginning of the video a man can be seen wearing a flak jacket, helmet and carrying a camera, as he walks past an ambulance...
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Seven journalists killed during Israeli assault on Gaza
Middle East Monitor

July 31, 2014 - Since the beginning of the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip, Israel has killed seven Palestinian journalists and media workers.According to Pls48.net news website, Palestinian medical sources announced on Wednesday afternoon the death of photojournalist Rami Rayan, who was killed while working in the Souq Al-Bastat, east of Gaza City, when Israeli forces committed a massacre against civilians. Earlier in the day, journalist Ahed Zaqqout, who worked in sports journalism for several agencies, was announced dead.Israel's assault on Gaza also led to the killing of photojournalist Khaled Hamad, as well as journalists Najla Mahmoud Haj, Abdul Rahman Ziad Abu Hin, Ezzat Duheir and Bahauddin Ghareeb....

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Syria News - July 30, 2014 (Warning: Graphic Videos)
Local Coordinating Committees of Syria

July 30, 2014 - By the end of Wednesday, the coordination committees were able to document 75 martyrs including 10 women, 8 children and 1 martyr under torture: 40 martyrs were reported in Aleppo; 21 in Damascus and its suburbs; 8 in Daraa; 4 in Idlib and 2 in Hama....
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Democrats’ Unapologetic Support for Israel Enables Daily War Crimes Against Palestinians
By: Kevin Gosztola

July 30, 2014 - Politicians from the Democratic Party in the United States have expressed fervent support for Israel’s assault on Gaza, even going so far as to sponsor multiple resolutions which demonstrate unwavering solidarity and appropriate more funds for weapons and the US-funded missile defense system known as Iron Dome. This support has worked to ensure that the political climate discourages condemnation for war crimes, which Israel now seems to be committing on a daily basis. Many of the comments in this story could easily have come from the mouths of Republicans. There simply is no political opposition in Congress to the ongoing war in Gaza...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108866] [ 11-aug-2014 15:24 ECT ]

SAIA York Statement on Gaza
Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University

July 30, 2014 - ...We call on the York University Board of Governors to divest from companies involved in Israeli war crimes and military occupation. We demand that the York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investment press for divestment from Israeli war crimes and occupation. We call on the YFS, GSA, CUPE 3903, the York University Faculty Association (YUFA) and all campus clubs and associations committed to social justice and human rights to join us in demanding that York’s endowment and pension funds are no longer tainted with the blood of Palestinians and others oppressed by military regimes, gangs, and militias around the world. We condemn the York administration’s ill-informed and aggressive position against the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions, and we call on President Mamdouh Shoukri to stop the hypocrisy of affirming, on the one hand, a commitment to the protection of core values of academic freedom while, on the other hand, refusing to condemn the bombing of universities in Palestine by stating that his role as president is "not to take political positions or make foreign policy statements."...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108865] [ 11-aug-2014 15:19 ECT ]

On the 23rd Day of the Israeli Offensive: Indiscriminate Artillery Shelling; Complete Families Annihilated; UNRWA Shelter Shelled and 15 Civilians Killed; More Corpses Recovered from Debris of Houses
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

July 30, 2014 - Israeli occupation forces have continued their brutal and immoral offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 23rd consecutive day, and have continued the policy of collective punishment in disregard for the international law and humanitarian law, which ensure protection for civilians in times of war, and in violation of the principles of necessity, proportionality and distinction. Israeli forces have continued their aerial, ground and sea attacks throughout the Gaza Strip, causing more civilian casualties and damaging civilian facilities. Israeli forces escalated their attacks throughout the Gaza Strip. They attacked civilians, houses and other civilian facilities....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108864] [ 11-aug-2014 15:07 ECT ]

A Year Since Military Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Was Convicted
By: Kevin Gosztola

July 30, 2014 - United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning was convicted of offenses related to her disclosures to WikiLeaks one year ago. In this time, Manning’s case has become a clear example to future whistleblowers of what the US government will do to military officers or federal government employees, who follow their conscience. And her case seems to have only emboldened President Barack Obama and his administration to continue to wage a war to control information that includes a clampdown on leaks, a campaign against national security whistleblowers and a concerted attack on press freedom. Manning was convicted of five Espionage Act offenses. The military prosecuted her as if she had committed strict liability crimes, which is how the Justice Department had pursued previous leak prosecutions...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108863] [ 11-aug-2014 14:01 ECT ]

Watchlist Rulebook Reveals "Global Stop and Frisk Program"
By Amy Goodman and Aaron Mate, Democracy Now!

July 30, 2014 - The Obama administration has expanded the national terrorist watchlist system by approving broad guidelines over who can be targeted. A leaked copy of the secret government guidebook reveals that to be deemed a "terrorist" target, "irrefutable evidence or concrete facts are not necessary." Both "known" and "suspected" suspects are tracked, and terrorism is so broadly defined that it includes people accused of damaging property belonging to the government or financial institutions. Other factors that can justify inclusion on the watchlist include postings on social media or having a relative already deemed a terrorist. We are joined by investigative reporters Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux of The Intercept. Last week they published the secret U.S. document along with their new article, "The Secret Government Rulebook for Labeling You a Terrorist."...
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Will there be justice for the crimes committed in Gaza?
Toby Cadman

July 30, 2014 - On July 25, Palestinian officials filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The complaint accuses Israel of war crimes as a result of its ongoing campaign in Gaza, which has now left more than 1,200 Palestinians and 53 Israeli soldiers dead. The filing alleges crimes including the crime of apartheid, attacks against civilians, excessive loss of human life and crime of colonisation.The immediate response from the Israeli government is that it will need to consider the new filing, but according to Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Paul Hirchson, "The Israeli military is working 100 percent within the dictates of international humanitarian law." There are now counter allegations emerging from Tel Aviv that the responsibility lies with Hamas and not the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)...
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Gaza "plunged into darkness" on Eid
Rami Almeghari

July 30, 2014 - The children were all dressed in new clothes. They were gathered to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Yet their faces did not look cheerful.Thirteen-year-old Muayad al-Sahqar was not venturing further than the footstep of a house in central Gaza. "We are here sitting because of our constant fear that an Israeli air strike might rip through the street if you go outdoors," he said. "We are so scared."Normally, Gaza families spend Eid al-Fitr in parks and restaurants. They mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, by eating and relaxing. The atmosphere should be joyful. Eid 2014 — which began on Monday this week — was desperately sad and bloody. Ten children were killed as they played in Beach refugee camp in Gaza City...
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Video: Israelis in Tel Aviv chanting, “There’s no school tomorrow, there’s no children left in Gaza! Oleh!”
International Solidarity Movement

July 30, 2014 - Israelis in Tel Aviv, on 26.7.2014, the 19th day of Israel’s massacres in Gaza, cheer the genocide on: "There’s no school tomorrow, there’s no children left there [in Gaza]! Oleh!" Every evening, in Tel Aviv, right wing marchers flood the streets, waving Israeli flags and chanting hate-slogans, such as the most common, "death to the Arabs" and many others. Often, these are counter-protests to the anti-war demonstrations that have begun since Israel’s latest onslaught on the Gaza strip, but these are also independent initiatives, which aim to encourage the State of Israel to continue the bombardment with full force...
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108859] [ 11-aug-2014 02:27 ECT ]

Collective Punishment in Gaza
By Rashid Khalidi

July 30, 2014 - Three days after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the current war in Gaza, he held a press conference in Tel Aviv during which he said, in Hebrew, according to the Times of Israel, "I think the Israeli people understand now what I always say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in which we relinquish security control of the territory west of the River Jordan."It’s worth listening carefully when Netanyahu speaks to the Israeli people. What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas. It is not about rockets. It is not about "human shields" or terrorism or tunnels. It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives....
  continua / continued avanti - next    [108858] [ 11-aug-2014 02:22 ECT ]

Labor must stand for Gaza
Various undersigned

JUly 30, 2014 - As Israel's war on Gaza continues, with more than 1,000 Palestinian killed already, most of them civilians, Labor for Palestine is urging labor activists and unions in the U.S. to speak out. In the statement printed below, more than 200 labor activists call on the U.S. government to cut ties with Israel--and fellow workers to take action to show their solidarity with Palestine. The statement is a response to a July 20 call from Palestinian trade unions and other organizations that states in part: "We call on the UN and governments across the world to take immediate steps to implement a comprehensive and legally binding military embargo on Israel, similar to that imposed on South Africa during apartheid."Included with the statement below is a model resolution for unionists to present to their unions for support ...
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Back to Black and Back to the Stone Age
Dan Sanchez

July 30, 2014- You know how sometimes a cop will turn off his dash cam (often "mistakenly," or it "malfunctions") right before he brutalizes or executes a victim? That’s what Israel did yesterday, when it knocked out Gaza’s only power plant, killing the power for most of the population. This, besides its economic/humanitarian impacts, will make it much harder for Gazans to convey their plight to the rest of the world. As smartphone and computer batteries run out, powerful, sympathy-inducing voices from Gaza, like that of the 16-year old Twitter-user Farah Baker
(@Farah_Gazan), and the 10-year-old girl in this viral video, will be silenced. And as camera batteries die, we may see fewer heart-rending images of the carnage and wreckage that Israel’s pogrom is inflicting upon civilians, especially children...
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Hell on Earth: Gaza in Ruin
by Talal Alyan

July 30, 2014 - Gaza has been transmuted from a concentration camp into an inferno. A photo taken by the European Pressphoto Agency, taken July 29 2014, shows the hell that has become of the Tuffah neighborhood. More than 1,100 Palestinians have been slaughtered, the overwhelming majority of them non-combatants, and modest estimates indicate that an additional 7,000 have been injured. Over 200 Palestinian children no longer walk this earth. Or what remains of it for the Palestinians trapped in Gaza...
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Obama Continues to Defend Israel's Massacre of Palestinians
Genocide and US Hypocrisy


July 30, 2014 - President Barack Obama continues, incredibly, to defend the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In a news report from July 29, he proclaims that Israeli Prime Murderer Benjamin Netanyahu "’consistently said he would embrace a cease-fire that permits Israel to protect itself against the tunnels’ used by Palestinian militants in Gaza".No one doubts that that is part of what Israel wants. Certainly it wants no threat from its oppressed colony, the Gaza Strip. An end to rocket fire and a return to the status quo will be fine with Israel. That status quo includes the full, illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip, the deprivation of food, water, medical supplies, household goods that much of the world takes for granted, and the total control of everything that enters or leaves Gaza. That is what Mr. Obama appears to want for the Middle East...
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Don't Look Behind the Curtain
Israel’s Pretexts for War in Gaza


July 30, 2014 - ...I’ve seen a lot of Zionists and Israel apologists on social media wringing their hands about Israel’s desire for peace, and the warlike nature of Islam. All I can say is, if they don’t think Israel has been itching a long time for a war and an excuse to put its latest target list into play, they’re prime suckers. I can’t prove Israel deliberately instigated this war precisely because it feared a unified Palestinian party across the bargaining table. But it sure looks to me like the dots line up that way.Creating pretexts for war, ostensibly to counter some imminent "foreign threat," is what states do. Many Germans in 1939 sincerely believed that Hitler went to war against Poland in self-defense, in response to terroristic provocations against ethnic Germans in Danzig...
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Why Has Obama Rejected a More Humane Response to the Hunger Strike at Gitmo?
Jeff Bachman

July 30, 2014 - On July 15, the Miami Herald reported that a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue to participate in the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are on hunger strike. According to Cori Crider of Reprieve, who was informed of the Navy officer’s decision by her client, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, "Once [the officer] saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking place here, he decided he could not do it anymore." Dhiab also told Crider that the officer announced, "I have come to the decision that I refuse to participate in this criminal act."In May 2013, Al Jazeera obtained an unredacted copy of a revised set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), issued in March 2013, for dealing with Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike...
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