Palestinian Resistance Vows Defending People & Land in Face of Israeli Aggression

Palestinian Resistance Vows Defending People & Land in Face of Israeli Aggression

November 12, 2018

Palestinian Resistance Factions Joint Operation Room Monday stressed, in a statement, that the Zionist enemy is completely responsible for the martyrdom of seven Palestinian citizens, adding that he resistance is able to retaliate and deter the enemy.

The statement added that the resistance would keep vigil to confront any Israeli aggression on and defend the Palestinian land and people.

Elite Israeli occupation soldiers crossed the border into Gaza on Sunday in a civilian car in a special operation to assassinate Hamas commander prompting an exchange of fire between Zionist soldiers and the Palestinian resistance.

One of the Israeli officers was killed, and one another was injured during the clashes which claimed also one the Palestinian resistance field commanders.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

Around 100 Palestinian Missiles Fired at Zionist Settlements near Gaza in 40 Minutes

In response to the escalating Zionist aggression on the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Palestinian resistance fired around 100 missiles on the occupation settlements in the vicinity in 40 minutes, according to Al-Manar reporter who added that the rocketry shelling injured 12 settlers, with two serious cases).

The reporter added that Israeli warplanes raided several sites in Gaza, claiming two locals and injuring three of others.

The Zionist media confirmed the reports, adding that the dozens of Israeli settlers were shocked as a result of the Palestinian rocketry shelling.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

MULTIPLE ROCKETS LAUNCHED AT SOUTHERN ISRAEL IN RESPONSE TO IDF ACTIONS IN GAZA (VIDEO)

12.11.2018

Multiple Rockets Launched At Southern Israel In Response To IDF Actions In Gaza (Video)

A bus was hit by one of the rockets

On November 12, Palestinain armed groups launched a massive shelling of targets in southern Israel causing casualties and destruction in the targeted areas.

According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), at least 80 rockets and projectiles were launched from Gaza. Local media claim that one of the rockets hit a bus (photo above) killing several civilians.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that its warplanes are currently striking targets across the Gaza Strip.

On November 11, the IDF carried out a ground operation in the town of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip. The IDF killed Nur Barake, a deputy commander of an elite unit of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and up to 6 other Palestinains in its attack. The followed clashes resulted in the death of at least one IDF soldier. Another IDF service member was injured. The IDF’s Air Force was also employed.

The November 12 escalation is the result of the series of events started by the IDF attack in Khan Yunis.

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Zionist Settlers Attack School in Occupied West Bank, Injure Seven Students

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Zionist Settlers Attack School in Occupied West Bank, Injure Seven Students

November 7, 2018

Zionist settlers attacked on Wednesday Auref school in southern Nablus in the occupied West Bank, stoning the students who clashed with them.

The clashes between the settlers who were guarded by the Israeli occupation army at the spot and the Palestinian students left seven of the latter injured.

Local sources noted that the clashed were sill ongoing till preparing this report, adding that the Zionist occupation forces were firing at the nearby Palestinian houses.

Source: Al-Manar English Website

 

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Israel Waging War on Gaza Without Declaring It

By Stephen Lendman
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Under international law, blockades are acts of war – waged by Israel on Gaza, suffocating its two million people, destroying the strip’s economy, creating humanitarian crisis conditions.

Gazans are held hostage to Israeli viciousness, solely for political reasons. Hamas poses no security risk to the state. Claims otherwise are bald-faced lies, the world community supporting what demands condemnation.

Its criticism of Israeli violence against peaceful Palestinian demonstrators is largely muted. Former UN special rapporteur for human rights in Occupied Palestine Richard Falk considers unlawful Israeli blockade of Gaza a crime against humanity.

So do numerous other human rights supporters. In his book, titled “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein discussed the “human suffering” of an entrapped people, explaining that “virtually all the incidents between Israel and Gaza (are) initiated by Israel, and it’s well documented.”

Israel is the aggressor every time, Gazans and other Palestinians the victims. Most often, world leaders ignore Israeli high crimes against a defenseless people, Palestinian suffering of no consequence in Gaza or elsewhere in the Territories.

Washington supports and encourages Israeli high crimes, both countries partnering in each other’s wars of aggression.

Pre-dawn Wednesday, a locally produced rocket fired from Gaza by an unknown party landed in Beersheba, Israel, causing no injuries or damage. A second rocket fell harmlessly into the Mediterranean Sea.

Hamas denied responsibility for the incident. So did Gazan resistance groups, a joint statement saying:

“The representatives of the resistance in Gaza salute and thank the Egyptian effort to achieve our national goals, and reject all irresponsible attempts to thwart these efforts – including these rockets fired last night.”

“The resistance does not hide behind any veil. We are always willing to claim responsibility for our actions. But we did not fire these rockets.”

Spokesperson of the National Resistance Committees in Gaza, said Israel “is coming up with excuses to attack and bomb Gaza. The resistance will always be ready to retaliate (against) any Israeli offensive.”

Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued similar statements, saying rockets fired overnight from Gaza aim to sabotage constructive talks.

Hamas and resistance groups fired no rockets on Israel since peaceful weekly Great March of Return demonstrations began on March 30.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for everything occurring in the Strip, the world community failing to denounce its unacceptable actions.

In response to the overnight incident, the IDF terror-bombed multiple Gazan sites, at least one death reported, 14 Palestinians wounded, including six children.

Gaza’s health ministry said 27-year-old Saddam Abu Shallash died on Tuesday after being seriously wounded by Israeli live fire.

On Monday, Israeli forces shot 32 Palestinians with live fire, dozens more affected by toxic tear gas, protesting against blockade conditions – two more Gazans shot on Tuesday.

The Netanyahu regime closed all border area checkpoints, along with restricting fishing areas more than already. Days earlier, Qatar donated fuel to Gaza was blocked.

Hamas is falsely accused of Israeli state-sponsored terrorism, the Netanyahu regime entirely responsible for violence in Gaza.

Haaretz lied about the overnight incident, claiming a rocket from Gaza “hit a house in the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva in the early morning hours of Wednesday, damaging it heavily.”

The rocket landed harmlessly near a house, causing no damage or injuries.

On Tuesday, Israeli war minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested Israel may wage another war on Gaza, saying the Netanyahu regime’s security cabinet should confront Hamas militarily “even at a price of moving to a wide-scale confrontation,” adding:

“My opinion is very clear. We must land a strong blow against Hamas. That’s the only way to lower the level of violence to zero or close to zero.”

Israel initiates all violence, terrorizing Palestinians throughout the Occupied Territories. There’s no ambiguity about it.

Netanyahu’s security cabinet is meeting on Wednesday, according to a statement from his office.

Security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said “(w)e  must aggressively respond with force to the rocket strike on Beersheba, but there is a difference between that and being drawn into a full campaign in Gaza,” adding:

“If we go to war in the Strip, we will call it ‘Abbas’s war,’ because he is the architect of this flareup.”

Israel is the “architect” and perpetrator of violence throughout Occupied Palestine – defenseless Palestinians always blamed for its high crimes.

Why Israel Gets Away with Murder in Occupied Palestine

By Stephen Lendman
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Israel brutalizes defenseless Palestinians as viciously as Nazis mistreated Jews.

Since creation of the Jewish state, they’ve endured virtually every form of indignity, degradation, and crime against humanity imaginable, including land theft, political imprisonments, brutal torture in detention, and cold-blooded murder, among other serious offenses.

Law Professor Francis Boyle earlier accused Israel of “heinous war crimes inflicted every day…against the Palestinian people,” including “willful killing” and state terror.

The late Law Professor Michael Mandel called illegal Israeli settlements “war crimes,” citing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Geneva Conventions, along with other international and Canadian law.

Israel gets away with murder and much more because the world community fails to hold it accountable, largely turning a blind eye to its high crimes of war, against humanity, and daily apartheid persecution of a long-suffering people – illegally blockaded Gazans harmed most of all.

Last May, Israel’s High Court rejected petitions by the Adalah and Al Mezan human rights groups, demanding Israeli soldiers stop using live fire against peacefully demonstrating Gazans.

A three-justice panel lied, ruling protesters endanger Israeli soldiers and civilians. Throughout 27 straight Great March of Return Friday protests, Gazans alone were grievously harmed, no Israelis.

The justices turned truth on its head, claiming Israeli and international law permits live fire against peaceful Gazan protesters because Hamas controls the Strip.

In response to giving Israel “a green light to its continued use of snipers and live fire against Palestinian protesters,” petitioners Adalah and Al Mezan issued a statement, condemning the ruling, saying:

“The Israeli Supreme Court completely ignored the broad factual basis presented to it by the petitioners, which includes multiple testimonies of wounded and reports of international organizations involved in documenting the killing and wounding of unarmed protesters in Gaza,” adding:

The justices “refused to watch video clips, documenting Israeli shootings of demonstrators and, rather than actually examining the case, fully accepted the claims presented to it by the state.”  

“The extreme nature of the ruling is also highlighted by the striking absence of any mention of the casualty figures that had been presented to the court…”

On September 30, Adalah accused Israel of “blatantly ignoring domestic and international law…demand(ing) accountability and prosecution of those responsible for gross violations of right to life,” adding:

“From October 2000 (start of the Second Intifada) to Gaza 2018, Israeli snipers continue killing unarmed Palestinian demonstrators with Israeli Supreme Court’s approval.”

In October 2000, Israeli police killed 12 Arab citizens and one Palestinian.

Israel’s Orr Commission of Inquiry said police and other security forces must alter the way they treat Arabs. 

It called use of live fire, toxic tear gas, rubber bullets, and similar tactics against nonviolent demonstrators illegal.

“It should be unequivocally clear that live fire, including by snipers, is not a means for the police to disperse crowds,” it stressed.

“These universal norms apply equally and without discrimination to citizens and non-citizens alike, regardless of the content of the protest, their slogans, their location, their organizational affiliation, and the ethnic and national affiliation of the participants.”

The commission said police must renounce its culture of lying. It called for ending racist discrimination. Its report focused on Israeli Arab citizens. Its findings hold for Occupied Palestinians.

Adalah said 18 years after the October 2000 massacre, “despite solid condemnation of this practice on both the national and international levels – the Israeli military continues killing unarmed Palestinian civilian protesters with snipers and live fire in the Gaza Strip, with the approval of Israel’s Supreme Court.”

Adalah’s call for “immediately” halting this practice fell on deaf ears in Israel. The world community ignores the plea.

Not a single Israeli political or military official has ever been held accountable for crimes of war, against humanity, and cold-blood slaughter of peaceful Palestinian demonstrators.

Adalah: “Israeli armed forces backed up by the Supreme Court’s ruling, continue to target unarmed Palestinian demonstrators with snipers and live ammunition today in Gaza just as they killed Palestinian citizens of Israel protesting in October 2000.”

On October 1, Israeli Arab citizens engaged in strike action, commemorating the October 2000 massacre, along with protesting against Khan al-Ahmar village’s illegal demolition and Israel’s new apartheid Nation State Law.

Richard Hardigan, The Other Side of the Wall. An Eyewitness Account of the Occupation of Palestine

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This book is a personal account of a US American professor about his volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) against the Israeli occupation in Palestine in the summer of 2014. His eyewitness report tells the story about oppression, subjugation and the daily sufferings and injustices of the Palestinians People under the Israeli occupation regime.

Right from the outset, Richard Hardigan, a University professor from California, sets the record straight: There can’t be a balanced or neutral point of view concerning the Israeli/Palestine conflict. When helpless children are beaten up, or a civilian population is crushed by military might, “neutrality is not an option.” Quoting Bishop Desmond Tutu said:

“if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

Having taught at different universities in Egypt, the author traveled by bus to Israel visiting the occupied territories. What he saw was a shock and made a deep impression on him. He visited Hebron where a few hundred settlers guarded by more than 3 000 heavily armed soldiers make the life over the original inhabitants a living hell. He traveled to Qalqilia, a city surrounded by an Apartheid Wall that destroyed economic growth. He saw the ghetto wall surrounding Bethlehem. He also had to experience waiting in line in the blistering sun crossing Qualandya checkpoint experiencing himself the arrogance and the sense of superiority of young Israeli soldiers that the Palestinians have to endure daily.

This book gives daily accounts, starting on 17 June till 26 July 2014. His visit coincides with the events before the military onslaught on the Gaza Strip where 2 000 people were killed. The author experienced the daily humiliations ant the brutality of the occupation at first hand. His report corrects the illusions way too many have about “beautiful Israel,” its intentions, policies, and practices. Despite the rampant injustices and hardship the People of Palestine have to suffer on a daily basis, Hardigan can see no sign of surrender; on the contrary, their resistance and determination to fight for their rights are resilient. The mere existence of the Palestinian People disapproves David Ben-Gurion’s saying:

The old will die and the young will forget.

The daily reports reveal a depressing and inhumane reality of which the Western readers, especially the American ones, have not the faintest idea. For Hardigan, to end the occupation is to convince Israel’s benefactor, the US government. The people in the US have to be informed of what is going on with American help and sufficient financial support. But under the Trump administration, this is a hopeless cause. Hardcore Zionist has hijacked US Middle Eastern policy and to try to blackmail the Palestinian leadership into submission to sign a document of unconditional surrender. Despite their collaboration with the Israeli occupier, not even Mahmud Abbas is willing to sign such a document.

To understand the described unbelievable sufferings of the Palestinians, one can’t understand the ignorance of Western societies and their dance attendance on Israeli politicians who come on state visits. Especially Netanyahu and his security establishment have to be shown the red card.

The book is excellently written. It gives a different view then the mainstream media. It should be widely spread. It has to get to the ordinary folks in the US. If Americans knew about the misuse of their Dollars, change might come about in Palestine.

By Ludwig Watzal
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Palestinian Teen Stabs Zionist Settler to Death in Occupied West Bank

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September 16, 2018

A Palestinian teen stabbed an Israeli settler to death Sunday at a busy mall in the occupied West Bank.

The Zionist military said the 17-year-old attacker arrived at the mall near a major junction in the southern West Bank, close to the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, and stabbed the Israeli before fleeing (Other reports mentioned that he was arrested).

Israeli medical teams arrived to treat the stabbed settler, identified as a 40-year-old with multiple stab wounds in the upper body. He was evacuated to a hospital but pronounced dead shortly after.

Source: Websites

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