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Iraqi families displaced by the Isis offensive in Mosul and northern Iraq at a refugee camp near Irbil. Photograph: Kamal Akrayi/EPA
Jul 24, 2014, The Guardian
The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Irbil.
“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said.
“This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists,” she added.
No one was immediately available for comment from Isis, which has led an offensive through northern and western Iraq.
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— Negotiations and mediations are underway to reach an understanding to ensure a safe exit of the military takfiri groups in Qalamoun area. The groups expressed interest and willingness to finalize a deal that would help them leave the area into other parts of Syria.
— Expectations are high that the Iraqi authorities and different political parties would finally reach an agreement to elect a new prime minister and a new president. Many political groups and influential figures are exercising pressure to hammer a deal that would bring the country out of the deadlock soon.
— The Israeli occupation is heading to receive a humiliating devastating blow from the resistance fighters in Gaza Strip. The hysteric military reactions of the occupation forces reveal the dilemma they were engulfed in. Israeli occupation is begging a deal that would save its face to avoid more major blows to its military.
Source: Al-Manar Website
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By Pepe Escobar
“The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.” Everyone remembers the Downing Street Memo, which unveiled the Bush/Blair “policy” in the run-up to the 2003 bombing/invasion/occupation of Iraq. The “policy” was to get rid of Saddam Hussein via a lightning war. The justification was “terrorism” and (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which had “disappeared”, mounted in trucks, deep into Syria. Forget about intelligence and facts.
The tragedy of MH17 – turned, incidentally, into a WMD – might be seen as a warped rerun of imperial policy in Iraq. No need for a memo this time. The “policy” of the Empire of Chaos is clear, and multi-pronged; diversify the “pivot to Asia” by establishing a beachhead in Ukraine to sabotage trade between Europe and Russia; expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to Ukraine; break the Russia-China strategic partnership; prevent by all means the trade/economic integration of Eurasia, from the Russia-Germany partnership to the New Silk Roads converging from China to the Ruhr; keep Europe under US hegemony.
The key reason why Russian President Vladimir Putin did not “invade” Eastern Ukraine – as much as he’s been enticed to by Washington/NATO – to stop a US military adviser-facilitated running slaughter of civilians is that he does not want to antagonize the European Union, Russia’s top trading partner.
Crucially, Washington’s intervention in Kosovo invoking R2P – Responsibility to Protect – was justified at the time for exactly the same reasons a Russian intervention in Donetsk and Luhansk could be totally justified now. Except that Moscow won’t do it – because the Kremlin is playing a very long game.
The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake. But it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos. By now, Russian intel may have already mastered the key facts. Washington’s predictable modus operandi was to shoot from the hip, igniting and in theory winning the spin war, and doubling down by releasing the proverbial army of “top officials” brimming with social media evidence. Moscow will take time to build a meticulous case, and only then lay it out in detail.
The Big Picture spells out the Empire of Chaos elites as extremely uneasy. Take Dr Zbigniew “The Grand Chessboard” Brzezinski, who as a former foreign policy mentor has the ears of the increasingly dejected White House paperboy. Dr Zbig was on CNN this Sunday challenging Europe’s leaders to “stand up to Putin”. He wonders if “Europe wants to become a satellite” and worries about “a moment of decisive significance for the future of the system – of the world system”.
And it’s all Putin’s fault, of course: “We’re not starting the Cold War. He [Putin] has started it. But he has gotten himself into a horrendous jam. I strongly suspect that a lot of people in Russia, even not far away from him who are worried that Russia’s status in the world is dramatically being undermined, that Russia’s economically beginning to fail, that Russia’s threatened by the prospect of becoming a satellite to China, that Russia’s becoming self-isolated and discredited.”
Obviously Dr Zbig is blissfully unaware of the finer points of the Russia-China strategic partnership, as well as their concerted voice inside the BRICS, the G-20 and myriad other mechanisms. His trademark Russophobia in the end always gets the better of him. And to think that in his latest book, Strategic Vision (2012), Dr Zbig was in favor of an enlarged “West” annexing Turkey and Russia, with the Empire of Chaos posing as “promoter” and “guarantor” of broader unity in the West, and a “balancer” and “conciliator” between the major powers in the East. A quick look at the record since 2012 – Libya, Syria, Ukraine, encirclement of China – reveals the Empire of Chaos only as fomenter of, what else, chaos.
Now compare a fearful Dr Zbig with Immanuel Wallerstein – who was a huge influence in my 2007 warped geopolitical travel bookGlobalistan. In this piece (in Spanish) Wallerstein argues that the Empire of Chaos simply can’t accept its geopolitical decadence – and that’s why it has become so dangerous. Restoring its hegemony in the world-system has become the supreme obsession; and that’s where the whole “policy” that is an essential background to the MH17 tragedy reveals Ukraine as the definitive do or die battleground.
In Europe, everything hinges on Germany. Especially after the National Security Agency scandal and its ramifications, the key debate raging in Berlin is how to position itself geopolitically bypassing the US. And the answer, as pressed by large swathes of German big business, lies in a strategic partnership with Russia.
Show me the missile
Slowly, with no hype and no spin, the Russian military are starting to deliver the goods. Here, courtesy of the Vineyard of The Saker blog, is their key presentation so far. As The Saker put it, Russia had – and has – a “20/20 radar vision”, or full spectrum surveillance, on everything going on in Ukraine. And so, arguably, does NATO. What the Russian Ministry of Defense is saying is as important as the clues it is laying out for experts to follow.
The damaged MH17 starboard jet engine suggests a shape charge from an air-to-air missile – and not a Buk; that’s consistent with the Russian Ministry of Defense presentation graphically highlighting an Ukrainian SU-25 shadowing MH17. Increasingly, the Buk scenario – hysterically peddled by the Empire of Chaos – is being discarded. Not to mention, again, that not a single eyewitness saw the very graphic, thick missile trace that would have been clearly visible had a Buk been used.
Way beyond the established fact of a Ukrainian SU-25 trailing MH17, plenty of unanswered questions remain, some involving a murky security procedure at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport – where security is operated by ICTS, an Israeli company based in The Netherlands and founded by former officers from the Israeli Shin Bet intel agency. And then there is the unexplained presence of “foreign” advisors in Kiev’s control tower.
As much as Bashar al-Assad in Syria had absolutely no motive to “gas his own people” – as the hysterical narrative went at the time – the Eastern Ukraine federalists have no motive to down a civilian airliner. And as much as Washington doesn’t give a damn about the current civilian slaughter in Gaza, it doesn’t give a damn about the MH17 civilian deaths; the one and only obsession is to force Europeans to sanction Russia to death. Translation: break up Europe-Russia commercial and geopolitical integration.
One week before the MH17 tragedy, the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies was already sounding the alarm concerning the Empire of Chaos’s “policy” and its refusal to “adhere to the principles and norms of international law and the rules and spirit of the existing system of international relations”.
Moscow, in building its case on the MH17 tragedy, will bide its time to debunk Kiev’s claims and maximize its own credibility. The game now moves to the black boxes and the cockpit voice recorder. Still Ukraine will remain the do or die battlefield – a chessboard drenched in blood.
Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007), Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge (Nimble Books, 2007), and Obama does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009).
He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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إلى محمود عباس: أطلق سراح الضفة
قيل سابقاً إنه لو شوهد الملك حسين على حصانه يقتحم ــــ ولو رياءً ــــ معبر اللنبي فاتحاً الطريق إلى القدس، للحق به الناس، لأنهم لن يسيروا إلا خلف من يرفع الراية.
وقيل، أيضاً، لو أن حسني مبارك قاد ــــ ولو رياءً ــــ تظاهرة لإغلاق السفارة الإسرائيلية في القاهرة، لصفح الناس عن خدماته لأميركا وإسرائيل.
يعرف عباس أن إسرائيل لا تقيم له وزناً. وهي كانت تطرده كلما طرق بابها قاصداً التسوية والصلح. وكانت ترفض أي وساطة دولية معها لدعمه أو شد إزره. وكانت تقمع كل محاولة لتثبيت سلطة مستقلة عن أوامر الحاكم العسكري. وكانت تقابل كل تنازل منه بفوقية تجعله يستعد لتنازل جديد. وهي لم تقابله يوماً إلا بالإهمال والإهمال والإهمال.
على ماذا يخشى عباس بعد؟
هل يعتقد إن هو أعلن مقاطعة العدو وحلفائه، بأن إسرائيل ستعيد احتلال كل فلسطين؟
وهل يعتقد بأن القتل سيكون أكثر قسوة مما يجري الآن؟ وهل يصدّق، فعلاً، أنه رئيس سلطة يخشى عليها من الانهيار؟ وهل يعتقد بأن الاحتلال المقنّع أقل قسوة من الاحتلال المباشر؟
إذا كان بعض من حوله ممن يستفيدون من هذه السلطة الكرتونية، ويستثمرون قهر أهلهم في مكاسب تافهة، يخشون على أنفسهم ومصالحهم، فليس لهؤلاء قيمة من دونه. إذ إنه الغطاء الحقيقي لكل هؤلاء. ومتى قرر إعلان الغضب، ووقف قمع الناس، سيدرك أن مكانته عند أهله ستكون أعلى بما لا يقاس من المكانة التي يضعه فيها العدو اليوم.
في «فتح»، اليوم، أزمة هوية وأزمة الانتماء. وما الاتصالات والاحتجاجات وبيانات التمرد، إلا إشارة إلى أن الكوادر الذين هم على تماس مع الشارع، يعرفون أنه لم يعد هناك من مجال للصمت، وأنه لا مجال بعد اليوم لبيع الناس أوهام السلام والحلول السلمية. هؤلاء يعرفون أن إرث «فتح» النضالي يمكنها من لعب دور محوري في قيادة حركة الاستقلال الوطني. ويدرك هؤلاء، تماماً، أن مقاومة غزة تحتاج نضالات «فتح»، وأن الهوية الوطنية الفلسطينية لا تقوم من دون مقاومة قادرة على تحرير الأرض، وأن الانتماء إلى فلسطين ليس عبر ورقة صدر الإذن عن إسرائيل بطباعتها وحيازتها.
ثمة أسباب كثيرة تدفع أهل الضفة إلى الانتفاضة، أو أقله لهبّة شعبية، تكفي لإشعار العدو بأن الأزمة تتجاوز حدود القطاع. والمعنى الفعلي لأي مصالحة وطنية، هو بانضمام الضفة اليوم، وقبل الغد، إلى معركة الدفاع عن فلسطين التي تخوضها غزة. وإذا كان في الضفة، كما في مناطق كثيرة من فلسطين أو العالم العربي، من لا تعجبه حركة حماس، أو لا يريد موالاة حركة الجهاد، فما عليه إلا رفع لواء المقاومة. وليحجز له مكانته الحقيقة في قيادة الشعب الفلسطيني.
هبّة الضفة ستكون الدافع الأكبر لجعل الشارع الفلسطيني في مناطق الـ48 أمام استحقاق وطني هو الأكبر في تاريخه. وستلمس إسرائيل لمس اليد، أنها مرفوضة في كل مدينة وقرية وناحية من أرض فلسطين. وأن كل سنوات الاحتلال لا تمنحها شرعية امتلاك الحق المغتصب.
يا عباس، أغث الضفة ولو رياءً!
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Mahdi Nazemroaya noted:
“People need to listen to Israeli Hebrew-speaking media and read Haaretz.Listen to what most Israeli officials and politicians are saying. They are openly talking abut genocide, killing all Arabs, and even raping Palestinian women systematically…
The current state of Israel is not the real Israel and has nothing to do with the Torah or Judaism and most the current Israelis are not the descendants of the Israelites of the past — let alone Semites —- or even practicing Judaism.
There is also major media censorship about the tens of thousands of practicing Jews that have held marches in opposition to Israel and who refuse to recognize this “Israel” as a Jewish State. Why is this not being reported? Because it would make people question the claims of this “Israel” and the religious criteria it presents for its justification.
Those practicing Jews opposed to Israel — true Torah Jews — that have done their best to preserve Judaism know that Biblical Scripture is VERY clearly against the formation of Israel, unlike some ignorant Western Christians who read mistranslated and defaced Bibles. To those who really want to learn about “the Way” (the name that Jesus and his early followers used to name their faith), go learn Aramaic and Koine Greek and visit the practicing Christians in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.
Stop hiding behind the Bible and using it to justify murder, transgression, and the appropriation of other peoples’ lands.
Read about the Irgun gangs and what they were doing to civilians in villages in an effort to “cleanse the land,”
Read the words of Israel’s preeminent historian Benny Morris.who admits that from the start they were forcing civilians to leave. I quote him: “A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads.”
I posted this earlier, but it is relevant and cited by Nazemroaya: Calls for genocide enter Israeli mainstream
“Here are comments from three rightwing Israelis – two leading politicians and a professor – who very much reflect a strain of mainstream thinking in Israel, one that the international media largely avoids noting.
Each, in their different ways, is advocating a genocide of the Palestinians.
Ayelet Shaked, of economics minister Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party, calls on her Facebook page for murdering the mothers of what she terms Palestinian “terrorists” (a very broad concept indeed in current Israeli thinking) so that they cannot give birth to more “little snakes”:
They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists. They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists. …
[The terrorists] are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.
Mordechai Kedar, a lecturer on Arabic literature at Bar Ilan University, believes the sisters and mothers of Palestinian “terrorists” should be raped:
A terrorist, like those who kidnapped the boys [in the West Bank on June 12] and killed them, the only thing that will deter them, is if they know that either their sister or mother will be raped if they are caught. What can we do? This is the culture that we live in.
Note that his university did not reprimand him. They defended his comments:
The purpose was to define the culture of death of the terrorist organizations. Dr Kedar illustrated in his words the bitter reality of the Middle East and the inability of a modern and law-abiding country to fight the terror of suicide bombers.
And finally we have Moshe Feiglin, a deputy speaker of the Israeli parliament and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, urging the Israeli army to kill Palestinians in Gaza indiscriminately and use every means possible to get them to leave:
[Netanyahu] announces that Israel is about to attack military targets in their area and urges those who are not involved and do not wish to be harmed to leave immediately. Sinai is not far from Gaza and they can leave. This will be the limit of Israel’s humanitarian efforts. … All the military and infrastructural targets will be attacked with no consideration for ‘human shields’ or ‘environmental damage’. …
The IDF will conquer the entire Gaza, using all the means necessary to minimize any harm to our soldiers, with no other considerations. … The enemy population that is innocent of wrong-doing and separated itself from the armed terrorists will be treated in accordance with international law and will be allowed to leave. Israel will generously aid those who wish to leave.
This psychosis is not going to get better on its own. In fact, it’s going to get much worse. How much worse will depend entirely on the continuing inaction of western leaders.
About 10,000 Christians left Mosul. Nothing like this has happened since the Armenian genocide in Turkey about a hundred years ago.
“Mosul deserves a united news bulletin like Gaza.”
The “up and coming” well-known and much admired Israeli politician and parliament member Ayelet Shakedof the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home has again branded Palestinians as terrorists, declaring as the 4th Zionist invasion of Gaza in the past ten years was being unleashed: “Mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed” she told the Daily Sabah, as she called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”
In a call for Genocide, she added, “They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,” Shaked said, adding, “They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of every dead terrorist we eliminate.”
On 7/7/14 Shaked wrote on her Facebook page:
“Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”
The development comes as many officials from various countries have slammed Israel’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Manyhave condemned the offensive diatribe, accusing Israel of massacring the Palestinians and have lashed out at Israel, saying it is committing state terrorism against the Palestinians in the region. Reacting to Shaked’s remarks, the Turkish premier said Israel’s policy in Gaza is no different than Hitler’s mentality. “An Israeli woman said Palestinian mothers should be killed, too. And she’s a member of the Israeli parliament. What is the difference between this morality and Hitler’s, he said peaking in parliament, as he also questioned the world’s silence toward Tel Aviv’s ongoing atrocities.
As the Zionist regime busies itself “Mowing the lawn, “ the obscene phrase used in Israeli military circles to describe how, every couple of years or so, Gaza is subjected to massive international crimes against humanity is a massive display of firepower to “trim back Hamas’s military capabilities and ambitions” in the words of its allies in the US Congress. Its US funding armed forces areyet again attacking and invading Gaza in violation of international and U.S. law. As former US Congressman Dennis Kucinich reminds us, its construction of settlements violates the Oslo agreement. Its Central Bank dries up the Gaza economy and blocks payments to Gazan civil servants. Its total control brings the Palestinians to utter subjection and total despair. Israel can kill, injure, and humiliate Palestinians at will, with impunity, which is exactly what gave rise to Hamas and strengthens Hamas’ hold in Gaza.
As journalist Rami Khoury reminds us, military assaults against Gaza cause Israel to lose ground in three vital respects inasmuch as they enhance Palestinian military resistance, intensify global condemnation and pressure due to Israel’s disproportionate military savagery, and “deepen the nationalist identity and will to struggle for justice among all Palestinians, especially those children in Gaza who will grow up with a single aim in life: to vanquish colonial Zionism”.
Meanwhile, on 7/22/14 on of Americas largest airlines, Delta, has announced it is canceling all flight to Israel citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s airport. This against the backdrop of a growing BDS campaign increasingly similar to the one that destroyed the pro-Zionist Apartheid regime in South Africa. The development come as the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has recently said women and children make up a sizeable number of Palestinian fatalities caused by Israeli attacks on the besieged region.
Undeterred, the US Senate, while claiming to be overworked, did find time to passed (100-0) an AIPAC-drafted resolution supporting the Gaza invasion. There is not one word of compassion for Palestinians killed or injured, not a word calling for peace, not a word indicating that the Senate would perhaps prefer to see the invasion end. On the other hand, it calls for dissolution of the Palestinian unity government which has been Netanyahu’s goal since it was established.
For example, the Senate Resolution declared that it was:
“Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization. Whereas Hamas is a United States-designated terrorist organization whose charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel; Whereas Hamas continues to reject the core principles of the Middle East Quartet (the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia)–recognize Israel’s right to exist, renounce violence, and accept previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements; whereas Hamas has killed hundreds of Israelis and dozens of Americans in rocket attacks and suicide bombings.”
The same kind of Resolution that AIPAC sends more than 80 to Congress each year to make sure Congress does the right thing by the Zionist regime still occupying Palestine.
On 7/22/14, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. to the media that Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the “unimaginable restraint” they are showing in fighting Hamas, has said, backing his country’s right to self-defense.Ambassador Ron Dermer made the comments at an event hosted by the Christians United for Israel group late Monday, according to a text of the speech posted on his Facebook page.Comparing Hamas rocket fire on Israel to Germany’s bombardment of London during World War II, Dermer slammed those “shamelessly accusing Israel of genocide and (who) would put us in the dock for war crimes.The truth is that the Israeli Defense Forces should be given the Nobel Peace Prize… a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint.”
As for the truly pathetic Ms. Shaked, whose psychotic words and deeds not only trumpet savagery against Palestinians and praise those who would undertake a genocidal mission such as today being witnessed and documented in Gaza, but have also become a clarion call corrupting further the minds of Israeli youth and colonial squatters. May the sick woman live to see the dismantling of the last of the 19th Century colonial enterprises which she calls to slaughter those whose land it still criminally occupies.
Source: Al-Manar Website
|23-07-2014 – 23:15 Last updated 23-07-2014 – 23:21|
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On Friday, July 18, Zionist army launched a ground invasion in Gaza strip and pushed its elite Golani troops to destroy the tunnels network which was used by the Palestinian resistance fighters to carry out specific operations behind the enemy’s lines and to end the resistance rocket fire.
The high number of deaths and injuries at the side of the Israeli army (officers and soldiers) at the first confrontation with the Palestinian resistance altered the Zionist situation and diminished the entity’s hopes.
In the battlefield, the Israeli tanks kept positioned at the northern as well as the eastern outskirts and could not prevent the well-prepared Palestinian resistance from encountering the Zionist aggression.
Israel’s failure has also been evident because of its inability to track the variety of attacks being done by the Palestinian resistance.
The Palestinian resistance has recently attacked the Israeli army patrol in Eshkol, conducted a martyrdom operation in an Israeli tank, and continued carrying out retaliatory strikes in response to the Israeli attacks in Al-Maghazi and Khan Yunis.
The Palestinian resistance fighters of Saraya Al Quds released a video, confirming they had seized and destroyed the Zionist machine gun of the military tank that targeted Beit Hanoun.
Resistance fighters also said they intercepted a radio communication, in which the Israeli soldiers admitted that many of the Zionist military members were killed when their tank was destroyed.
‘Israel’ further faced the toughest battle strike since the July 2006 war in Lebanon, when 13 Golani soldiers were killed, and many others were injured.
Among those wounded was Ghassan Elian, the commanding officer of the Golani Brigade.
The Zionist entity’s failures in Gaza have become so clear, with former Israeli Air Force General, Amos Yedlin, even admitting that ‘Israel’ has not yet achieved any of the military operation’s goals in Gaza.
Source: Al Manar TV
|23-07-2014 – 18:45 Last updated 23-07-2014 -19:26 ||
- حزب الله سيتدخل: سقوط المقاومة في غزة.. ممنوع !
- سورية ثابتة في دعم المقاومة.. رغم تصديها للحرب الشاملة عليها
- جنود احتياط في الجيش الاسرائيلي يرفضون الالتحاق بالخدمة
- بالفيديو.. قناة المانية تكشف: سبب مقتل المستوطنين الثلاثة جنائي ولم يتم خطفهم بالضفة الغربية
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The Palestinian Authority has adopted a rhetoric that is radically different from previous attitudes voiced throughout its existence.
“Gaza’s demands to lift the siege is the demand of the entire Palestinian people, and not just one particular faction” – Yasser Abed Rabbo, PLO official
”The Palestinian Authority wants a stake in a new agreement without any real effort or role” – Adel Samara, political analyst
Updated: July 22, 2014
Since Israel began its latest offensive “Operation Protective Edge” on July 8, 2014, 693 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have been killed, as of July 21 (the numbers continue to grow). Although the media is largely portraying Israel’s actions as defensive, violence in the region did not begin with the kidnapping and murder of the three Israel settlers on June 12, 2014. In fact, Israel has been kidnapping and murdering Palestinian adults and youth on a regular basis for decades (read about how the conflict was started), yet this is rarely covered in U.S. news.
It’s also important to recognize that rocket attacks from Gaza began decades after Israel had already been militarily occupying Palestinian territory. The first rocket (largely home-made projectiles that rarely caused any death, injuries, or even damage) was fired from Gaza in April 2001 – after Israeli forces had already killed 35 Gazans that year, and had repeatedly shelled Gazan neighborhoods. From April 2001 through July 2014, rockets killed approximately 29 Israelis. During the same period, Israeli forces killed over 4,700 Gazans.
Here are the facts:
- From January 1 to May 31 of this year, Israel kidnapped 2,330 Palestiniansand held them in Israeli prisons. During these months, there were an average of 203 Palestinian children in Israeli jails on any given day. Palestinians help captive by Israel can be denied access to a lawyer for up to 90 days, and torture is routine. But the media only expresses outrage when Israelis are kidnapped and held prisoner by Palestinians.
- From January 1 to June 12 of this year, Israelis killed approximately 30 Palestinians, 4 of them children. None of the Israeli killers were held accountable for the murders. Mainstream media outlets almost never reported on any of these killings. Yet everyone was made aware of the names of the three Israelis abducted and murdered in June.
- Since “Operation Protective Edge” began (July 8 through July 22), Israeli forces have killed 693 Palestinians, 155 of them children. During this time, Palestinian resistance forces killed 29 Israelis, none of whom were children. Approximately 76 percent of the Palestinians killed during this period were civilians, while approximately 7 percent of the Israelis killed were civilians.
- Israel actually rejected a legitimate ceasefire offer, not Hamas. The ceasefire Hamas has offered Israel would ensure that Gazans have the same freedoms that most people view as basic human rights (right to trade with other nations, right to travel freely, right to worship at Holy places, etc).
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Worse still, some Arabs have begun to blame the Palestinians for the situation they are now in, instead of demanding Israel to halt its unjust aggression.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu
- A full stop to security coordination with Israel.
- Signing up to join the International Criminal Court, and suing Israeli political and military leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- Reviewing all agreements signed with Israel, particularly the Oslo Accords and related agreements.
- Sending all members of the Executive Committee and the national reconciliation government to Gaza to remain there and show solidarity with the people they represent in their steadfastness and resistance.
- Supporting the brave Resistance and deeming it an essential part that represents the Palestinian people and its three components [Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and within the 1948 territories].
- Declaring a clear position on any initiative that does not take into account the need for the immediate end of the siege, the reopening of all crossings, and the restoration of the full freedom of movement.
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- Israel shells Gaza school housing displaced Palestinians during UN inspection
- Gaza: International Red Cross abandons residents during al-Shujayeh massacre
- President Rouhani: Iran Ready to Treat All Injured Gazans
- Israelis Must Be Given Nobel Prize for Their “Unimaginable Restraint” in Gaza!
- Zarif to Meshaal: Iran Fully Supports Palestinian Resistance against Israel
- Iranian Defense Minister: Zionist Aggression on Gaza Shows Entity’s Failure
- Zionist Entity Admits: One Soldier Unaccounted for in Gaza
- Lebanese Channels Unite on Gaza: “Palestine, You’re Not Alone”
- New Israeli Strikes on Gaza, Death Toll Nears 600
Dr. John Andrew Morrow is the author/editor/translator of The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World. Based on some of the oldest manuscripts in the history of Islam, this book shows that the Prophet Muhammad (peace upon him) made agreements with various Christian communities that are binding on all Muslims till the end of time. These agreements require Muslims to protect and defend Christians. Today, some self-styled Muslim extremists and obscurantists are persecuting Middle Eastern Christians. This must stop!
According to credible reports, ISIS has killed hundreds if not thousands of Christians in Syria, and is now in Iraq ethnically cleansing Mosul of its ancient Christian community. Yet the US and its allies are not just standing by – they are the ones who created, trained, and funded ISIS and unleashed it on the people of the region!
On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, Dr. John Andrew Morrow, author of The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World, delivered the following declaration at the House of Lords in the United Kingdom:
I am here to express my solidarity with the people of Iraq.
The Muslim world suffers from a crisis of leadership. The traditional religious and political infrastructure was dismantled by Western colonialists and imperialists as well as internal decay.
A void was created and that void has been filled by those who offer the loudest voice and the biggest bank accounts.
The situation in Syria and Iraq is the product of poor foreign policy.
Western powers have a history of sometimes supporting terrorists abroad and then they expect us to contain them domestically.
Who created ISIS? Who supported ISIS? Who funded, armed, trained, and advised ISIS?
You cannot mobilize 100,000 foreign-backed fighters and mercenaries in Syria and Iraq without the complicity of the surrounding countries and without the support of regional powers.
History is our greatest teacher.
Experience should inform our decisions.
Present decisions impact our future.
Supporting the Mujahidin, in the way we did, gave us al-Qaeda.
Supporting the Syrian rebels, the way we have, gave us al-Nusra and DAISH, this so-called “Islamic” State of Iraq and the Levant.
In their attempt to remove little devils, they replaced them with greater devils.
It’s sad to say, but Libya had more stability under Qaddafi.
It’s sad to say, but Egypt had more order under Mubarak.
It’s sad to say, but Syria was more stable under Assad.
What can we do? What can be done?
1) For starters, pressure Western powers to stop supporting groups, directly or indirectly, that persecute Christians, Shi’ites, Sunnis, and anyone else who opposes them.
2) Help put a halt to religious colonialism. Take steps to prevent outside interference in our religious affairs in the West. Stop the spread of Takfiri-Jihadi preachers and propaganda.
3) Support the dissemination of traditional Islam and by traditional civilizational Islam, I include the Sunnis, the Shi’ites, and the Sufis.
4) Help reconnect Muslims to their spiritual tradition: the Qur’an, the Sunnah, the true Shari’ah, and, most critically, the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World.
The Covenants of the Prophet provide an authentic model for Muslims to follow with real implications. They can’t solve the ISIS crisis. They can, however, help undermine the theological and political foundation of so-called “Islamic” extremism. They can also help galvanize Muslims around foundational primary sources which came straight from the Prophet.
The real army of Islam is not ISIS.
The real army of Islam are those who oppose them while abiding by the Islamic rules governing combat.
Who speaks for Islam?
It certainly isn’t ISIS and other terrorists who slaughter, unarmed men, women, and children; who crucify Christians and who cannibalize corpses.
Who speaks for Islam?
THE PROPHET SPEAKS FOR ISLAM!
And those who terrorize Muslims and Christians have broken the Covenant of the Prophet, made a mockery of Islam, and merit the malediction of Allah.
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