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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What Gaza Wants

By Haidar Eid
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Four years after the Israeli Occupation Forces perpetrated a massacre upon the population of Gaza, the third in 5 years, Apartheid Israel insists on committing more crimes by targeting civilians protesting peacefully every Friday demanding their internationally-sanctioned right of return to the towns and villages from which they were ethnically cleansed back in 1948. The latest round of Israeli war crimes has resulted in a new massacre ; since March 30th, when the first of a series of marches took place at the eastern fence of the Gaza Strip, more than 220 innocent civilians, including 34 children and 5 women, have been murdered brutally as they demonstrated non-violently.  More than 2000 have been injured, some very critically. (Statistics taken from Gaza Ministry if Health)

As we, Palestinians of Gaza, embark on our long walk to freedom, we have come to the conclusion that we can no longer rely on governments; instead, we request that the citizens of the world oppose these ongoing deadly crimes. The failure of the United Nations and its numerous organizations to condemn such crimes proves their complicity. We have also come to the conclusion that only civil society is able to mobilize to demand the implementation of international law and put an end to Israel’s unprecedented impunity. Our inspiration is the anti-apartheid movement. The intervention of civil society was effective in the late 1980s against the apartheid regime of White South Africa. Nelson Mandela, before his eminent death, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, amongst other anti-apartheid activists, did not not only describe Israel’s oppressive and violent control of Palestinians as Apartheid, they also joined this call for the world’s civil society to intervene again.

In fact, we expect people of conscience and civil society organizations to put pressure on their governments until Israel is forced to abide by international law and international humanitarian law. It did work last century; without the intervention of the international community which was effective against apartheid in South Africa, Israel will continue its war crimes and crimes against humanity.

We need to be more specific about our demands. We want civil society organizations worldwide to intensify the anti-Israel sanctions campaign to compel Israel to end to its aggression.

It has become crystal clear that the international conspiracy of silence towards the incremental genocide taking place against the 2 million civilians in Gaza indicates complicity in these war crimes.

It is high-time that the international community demand that the rogue State of Israel, a state that has violated every single international law one can think of, end its medieval siege of Gaza and compensate for the destruction of life and infrastructure that it has visited upon the Palestinian people. But this should also come within a package of demands to be made by all Palestine solidarity groups and all international civil society organizations that still believe in the rule of law and basic human rights:

  • An end to the siege that has been imposed on the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip since 2006 for voting against the fictional two-state solution and the Oslo Accords;
  • The protection of civilian lives and property, as stipulated in International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law such as The Fourth Geneva Convention;
  • That Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip be provided with material support to cope with the immense hardship that they are experiencing at the hands of Israeli Occupation Forces;
  • Immediate reparations and compensation for all destruction carried out by the IOF in the Gaza Strip;
  • Holding  Israeli generals  and leaders accountable for  war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against the civilians of Gaza;

And

  • An end to occupation, Apartheid, and other war crimes committed by Israel.

Why is that too much to ask? Were the anti-apartheid and Civil Rights movements too demanding for calling for an end to all forms of racism, institutional and otherwise ? And was the international community wrong to heed their calls?

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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Untold stories of everyday israeli (apartheid state) brutality

Untold stories of everyday Israeli brutality

Untold stories of everyday Israeli brutality

Israeli border police officers stand guard as a Jewish settler boy plays near a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Israeli soldiers and settlers terrorize Palestinians every day. Stories from November 4-5 (that won’t appear in mainstream media) include 2 Palestinian deaths, at least 14 abductions – some of them children, a settler free-for-all in Hebron, and an injured infant.

from IMEMC

Every day on the homepage of the If Americans Knew blog, you’ll find ten clickable headlines from IMEMC (International Middle East Media Center). The news may not be uplifting, but it’s important to be aware of the ongoing trials that are part of life under Israeli occupation. The headlines can be found on the righthand side of the page. (Scroll down just a bit.) Check them out every day.

Here are headlines from November 5:

RSS HEADLINES FROM THE REGION

A sample

Take a look at “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Four Children in Jerusalem.” (This one is a freebie – the rest you have to click yourself!)

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, four Palestinian children after storming and searching their homes, in occupied East Jerusalem, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported,

Silwanic said the soldiers abducted Adam Mansour Resheq, 15, Yousef Mohammad Hijazi, 14, Yazan Mohammad Froukh, 16, and Ali Ahmad Abu al-Hawa, 17, and moved them to the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation center.

Silwanic added that the five abducted children are from Silwan town and the at-Tour neighborhood, in Jerusalem.

On Monday at dawn, the soldiers abducted six Palestinians, including five former political prisoners from their homes in Jenin governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

In addition, the soldiers invaded the al-Matar neighborhood, north of East Jerusalem, and abducted a young man from his home. The soldiers also detained two young men at the Qalandia terminal, north of Jerusalem, and released them a few hours later, in addition to abducting two young man in Ramallah.

Furthermore, the soldiers shot a Palestinian man in his own home, and abducted his son, in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also abducted four other Palestinians in Hebron and Ramallah.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers abducted, at dawn, at least seventeen Palestinians from their homes, in several parts of the West Bank.

In Nablus, in northern West Bank, a Palestinian infant was injured after a group of illegal Israeli colonialists hurled stones at her family’s car.

Lieberman: Ready to Kill 40,000 Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Not to Lose one “Israeli”!

Lieberman: Ready to Kill 40,000 Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Not to Lose one “Israeli”!

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“Israeli” War Minister Avigdor Lieberman criticized his fellow Security Cabinet ministers on Monday for backing efforts to reach an arrangement with Hamas instead of delivering a strong blow to the Resistance Movement.

“Anyone who counts on an arrangement with Hamas is greatly mistaken,” Lieberman said at a meeting of his “Yisrael Beytenu” faction. “My stance on the situation in the south is clear and well known, but unfortunately some members of Cabinet are deluded, and we already know from the past where such delusions lead.”

Lieberman further insisted that “There’s no way to reach an arrangement with Hamas, and without delivering the hardest blow we can, we won’t restore the quiet or the calm to the south.”

“The majority of the Cabinet doesn’t think as I do,” he lamented. “I think that we should’ve already delivered such a blow several months ago.”

“There is no need for a ground operation in Gaza, since we have enough means to restore calm without it. Even if we kill 40,000 Hamas and Islamic Jihad ‘terrorists’ it is not worth losing one “Israeli” soldier,” the War minister stated.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

Why do we put up with this? Christian cemetery vandalized near Jerusalem (yet again)

Christian cemetery vandalized near Jerusalem (yet again)

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JTA – Several tombstones and crucibles were vandalized at a Christian cemetery and monetary near Beth Shemesh, west of Jerusalem.

Monks on Sunday discovered the vandalism, including the toppling of tombstones and smashing of tombs, Antonio Scudo, an Italian monk from the Bait Jimal Salesian monastery, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. Some 30 graves were vandalized in total.

A police forensic team is investigating the desecration of the cemetery. Police do not have suspects in custody.

A popular pilgrimage and tourism site, Bait Jimal has been vandalized several times.

Vandals desecrated the cemetery in 1981 and 2015. In 2013, a firebomb was thrown at the church causing minor damage, and the words “price tag” were spray painted on a wall. In 2017, vandals shattered stained-glass windows, destroyed a statue of the Virgin Mary, and damaged furniture, the Post reported.

Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid opposition party, condemned the attack on church property. “Harm done to cemeteries is a despicable act, and must not pass without widespread condemnation when it is carried out in Israel.”

Archaeologists identify Bait Jimal as the village of Rabban Gamaliel the Elder, a leading rabbinical authority in the Sanhedrin in the early 1st century and the grandson of the Mishnaic sage Hillel, the Post noted.

St. Stephen, a disciple of Jesus, is believed to be buried in a cave at the monastery.

IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

By Whitney Webb
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GAZA CITY — The chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Gadi Eisenkot, awarded the IDF’s Gaza Division with a “certificate of appreciation” for contributing to “Israel’s security” by brutally suppressing protests, ongoing since March in the Palestinian enclave.

The controversial award was given as the number of unarmed Gazan demonstrators wounded by the IDF since March 30 surpassed 22,000 while the number of those killed by the IDF over that same time frame reached 198. Since “Operation Protective Edge” in 2014, the IDF’s Gaza Division has sustained one single fatality.

A statement released by the IDF spokesperson on Wednesday stated:

The Gaza Division is dealing with a variety of threats, against which it stands strong, while showing determination, creativity and wisdom. It is working night and day to defend the residents of the South.”

During the award ceremony, which took place at the Gaza Division’s headquarters in Re’im, Eisenkot told those assembled:

Over the past six months you have dealt with terror attacks, attempts to violate our sovereignty and various terror activities under the guise of popular protests involving women, children and adults.”

Eisenkot added that the division had “acted responsibly and professionally in a complex reality” and deserved “international recognition” for its efforts.

Though commonly described by the corporate Western media as “clashes,” the protests in Gaza involve heavily-armed Israeli snipers firing into crowds of unarmed young Palestinians. Those killed by IDF fire include journalists, medics and children. IDF soldiers are under orders to shoot protesters who get “too close” to the border fence.

“No innocent people”

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The brutal nature of the repression led Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to assert that there are no “innocent people” in Gaza, despite the Strip being home to one million adolescents and children; and Israel Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to claimthat the only way for the Gaza border to be “completely quiet” would be for Israel “to conquer the Strip.”

Warnings have emerged periodically over the past year that the IDF is preparing to “conquer” Gaza. Earlier this year in July, the IDF stated that if “incendiary balloons” and similar objects continue to cross the Gaza-Israel border, Israel may decide it has “no choice” but to embark on a military campaign intended to “conquer all of Gaza,” according to a report that aired on Israel’s Channel 10 News on Tuesday and was cited by the Times of Israel. This warning was followed by a major IDF drill practicing “securing control” over Gaza.

In February, Eisenkot stated that another Israeli invasion of Gaza was “likely” to occur this year. Eisenkot ironically framed the imminent invasion as a way to “prevent a humanitarian collapse” in Gaza, suggesting that military action against Gazan civilians and infrastructure would somehow improve the daily lives of the Strip’s inhabitants.

The dire situation in Gaza is widely believed to be nearing a dangerous climax, with the vast majority of Gazan drinking water being non-potable and the UN warning that the entire Strip will be uninhabitable in less than two years. The increasingly troubling humanitarian situation in Gaza is largely the result of Israel’s blockade of the enclave, now in its 11th year.

 

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