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Gaza and Israel IX

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NDPP
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Hass: The Old Man and the 'Strip and Swim' Procedure in Gaza

http://www.australiansforpalestine.net/64250#more-64250

"...This strip-and-swim procedure is carried out several times a month, summer and winter, day and night, hot and cold, old and young, it makes no difference. More often, the gunboats shoot at the fishing skiffs. Al-Mezan, the Gaza human rights organization, has recorded 12 instances in May of the Israeli navy firing live ammunition at fishing boats that set out from the Gazan ports.

The navy detained nine fishermen (all of whom were released within 12 hours) and confiscated 4 fishing boats and their equipment (which are returned, usually in damaged condition, after about a year)."

Israeli Aircraft Strike Two Targets in Gaza

http://presstv.com/detail/2012/06/06/244807/israeli-aircraft-strike-gaza...

"Israeli aircraft have struck two targets in the besieged Gaza Strip, injuring at least two Palestinian men. A poultry farm in Rafah was also attacked. Human Rights organizations have called for an end to the attacks, but to no avail.."

 


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'Every Third Child in Gaza Stunted by Hunger'

http://electronicintifada.net/content/every-third-child-gaza-stunted-hun...

"Gaza's infrastructure has yet to recover and no one has been held accountable."

 And one of them is the Israeli military attache to Canada, Brig-Gen Eden Atias. Atias commanded the Nevatim Air Base from which air assets for  both the Gaza Operation and the attack upon the Mavi Marmara were launched. Atias has been named a warcriminal according to Turkish intelligence as well as the 'Dirty 200' list released by peace activists inside Israel. There has as yet been no official reporting of this fact inside Canada.

Canada was also the first country in the international community  to cut off all aid to Palestinians after Gaza voted in a Hamas government in free and fair elections. The Canadian Prime Minister has declared himself as "Israel's best friend'. The leader of the 'loyal' opposition, Thomas Mulcair describes himself as 'an ardent supporter of Israel in all circumstances and instances".


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Five Years and Counting: Israel Creates and Manages Its 'Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza' - by Jason Wall

http://wallwritings.me/2012/06/16/five-years-and-counting-israel-creates...

"...Here is just a part of the Gaza report from Save The Children. The report has gathered statistics on the effect os the blockade. These statistics reveal what we would rather not know.."

Vancouver Delegation Arrives in Gaza

http://vancouver.mediacoop.ca/story/vancouver-delegation-arrives-gaza/11385

"...We also are here to challenge Canada's complicity in the ongoing occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people and Palestinian land,' said delegate Aiyanas Ormond, an organizer with the Alliance for People's Health. 'Canada itself is also guilty of colonialism and genocide against Indigenous peoples, and Harper's government has become one of the biggest boosters of Israeli apartheid in the world. This is something that must change.."


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Vancouver 2 Gaza: Vancouver Delegation Arrives in Gaza

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A delegation from Vancouver, Canada has arrived in Gaza, Palestine on Saturday, June 16. The eight delegates will meet with health work, refugee rights, labour union, boycott divestment sanctions (BDS), women's, student and youth organizations and activists during their visit to the besieged Palestinian strip.

The delegation has a busy schedule of meetings and activities, including sailing with Gaza fishermen whose livelihoods are under attack by Israeli naval guns, sharing experiences - including the massive student movement in Quebec - with Palestinian student organizers, visiting Palestinian libraries, and meeting with former political prisoners and prisoners' families, including participants in the recent hunger strikes organized by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The delegates will bring with them a letter of solidarity from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to Palestinian trade unionists in Gaza.

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he delegation will produce a written report upon its return, and will continue to blog on its website (http://vancouver2gaza.org) throughout its visit, as well as on its Twitter account, @Vancouver2Gaza. Delegates have planned a reportback for Sunday, July 22 at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Room 1700 (Labatt Hall) at 7 PM in Vancouver. Delegation members are available for interviews while in Gaza and will also be available for speaking engagements upon their return.

Most of the delegation members are folks I've worked with on Palestine activism here in Vancouver. I was not in a position to be able to be part of the delegation.


Merowe
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thanks for that LT, this is news to me, I"ve bookmarked and will follow with interest.

 


NDPP
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Their visit is an important one. Gratifying also to see the link made between Canadian coloniaism and genocide also - especially after the outrageous CIJA organized delegation from Norway House to meet 'the Indigenous people of Israel' I keep waiting though, for the anti-Zionist community in Canada to note that the new Israeli Defence Attache to Canada, Brigadier General Eden Atias, the former commander of the Nevatin Airbase, one of Israel's principal military bases, is named on the 'dirty 200' list of Gaza warcriminals but also cited by Turkish intelligence sources as one of those with 'command and control' responsibilities for the Mavi Marmara attack and murders. Please pass on this information Left Turn, as these things get missed and it may be important that they as well as Palestinians know that a primary Israeli warcriminal is now resident in Canada with no protest or consequence thus far from Canadians.


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7 Gazans Die in Two-Day Israeli Killing Spree

http://presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/20/247059/7-gazans-die-in-israeli-killi...

"At least 7 Palestinians, including two teenagers, have been killed and five others injured in a series of airstrikes carried out by Israeli warplanes on the besieged Gaza Strip, reports say. The Israeli military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes.."

as always with complete impunity


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Israeli Strike Kills 6 Year Old Boy in Gaza

http://www.rt.com/news/israeli-strike-kills-boy-gaza-563/

"Relatives are mourning a six year old Palestinian boy who was killed by an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip. Israel confirmed the strikes, which also wounded 20 other people, but denies any involvement in the child's death.."

 

Water in Blockaded Gaza 'Not Fit for Human Consumption'

http://www.rt.com/news/water-dangerous-contaminated-gaza-909/

"The water in Gaza is too dangerous to drink as it is contaminated with fertilizers and sewage says a new report. Several charitable organizations have called on Israel to immediately lift its blockade to allow crucial sanitation equipment in..."


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Egypt, Israel's Accomplice in Gaza Siege: Analyst (and vid)

http://presstv.com/detail/2012/09/09/260638/egypt-accomplice-in-israel-g...

"A political analyst says the destruction of supply tunnels by the Egyptian Army shows that Cairo is collaborating with Israel in the siege of Gaza. 'It shows us that President Morsi is in complete collusion not only with the Egyptian military apparatus at the SCAF but with Israel itself,' Ralph Schoenman said in an interview.."


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Gaza Vittorio Arrigoni murder: Four Palestinians jailed

A Hamas-run military court in the Gaza Strip has convicted four Palestinians for their involvement in the abduction and murder of the Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in April 2011.

Two of the men were sentenced to life in prison, another was jailed for 10 years, and the fourth to one year.

Arrigoni, a pro-Palestinian activist, was killed by ultraconservative Islamists known as Salafists.

The 36 year old was found dead hours after he was seized in Gaza City.

Before he was strangled, a video showing him beaten and blindfolded was posted on a Salafist website. The kidnappers demanded the release of Salafists being detained in Hamas jails, including their leader.

Salafists call for a return to the practices of the first Muslims, in particular the "righteous ancestors", known as "al-Salaf al-Salih" in Arabic. Many of them consider Hamas - the Islamist movement which has governed Gaza since 2007 - as too moderate, says the BBC's Jon Donnison in Ramallah.

There was widespread outrage in Gaza at the killing of Arrigoni, who had been a member of the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and had lived in the coastal territory for several years.

The Hamas authorities promised to track down those responsible.


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Israel Attacks Gaza: Counting on West's Support (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/13/271943/israel-attacks-gaza-coun...

"Israel has always initiated deadly attacks on the besieged coastal territory, counting on the support of the West..."

It would appear that Netanyahu wishes to ensure his re-election in the tried and true method of Zionists - murdering some more Palestinians. It has already begun and some are predicting CAST LEAD REDUX...


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Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza: The Lie of Who Started It  -  by John Glaser

http://antiwar.com/blog/2012/11/11/israels-latest-assault-on-gaza-the-li...

"...As in every vicious military offensive Israel carries out in Gaza, the dominant narrative is that it is a response to rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel. This is how it's being reported in the US, and this is how virtually every American understands it.

And it's a lie..."

 

A Pre-Election War?

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/11/12/a-pre-election-war-israeli-politician...

"Here we go again, firve months ahead of Israel's January 2013 vote, and Israeli politicians are once again debating the possibilities of invading the Strip..."


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Gaza Under Israeli Attack: Live Updates (and vid)

http://rt.com/news/gaza-israel-hamas-attack-687/

 

Updates From Gaza Under Zionist Attack    -   by Eva Bartlett

http://ingaza.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/updates-from-gaza-under-zionist-a...

 


Ken Burch
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Israel needs to stop its attacks on Gaza immediately(and end all restrictions on freedom of movement for the people of Gaza AND the delivery of relief supplies to Gaza).

 

At the same time, Hamas needs to stop the rocket attacks on Sderot and Sfad.  Those attacks have never done anything to make Israel change what it is doing to Gaza, have never contributed to the Palestinian independence cause in the slightest, and have only harmed people who bore no personal responsibility for Israeli persecution of Gazans.

 

Neither side's leadership is doing anything positive or defensible here...and the civilians on both sides are innocent victims of the corrupt, arrogant stupidity. 



The only side a decent person can take in this is the side of peace, justice, reconciliation and equality...a side neither the Israeli government NOR Hamas will ever support-taking this side is the only way to take the side of the civilians of Gaza and of Israel, and the civilians of the human race in general.

 

A plague on the houses of both leaderships...victory to the people!

It's not about wanting anyone to be Gandhi...just about wanting leaders in all major factions(Israel, West Bank, Gaza)who aren't murderous life-hating bastards.

The people of all three entities deserve better than that.

 


kropotkin1951
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One side is trying to commit genocide and ethnic cleansing.  I wish no one would kill but you know I would never tell someone else that it is partly their fault that their neighbor kills their children and bombs their neighborhoods with the most sophisticated military ordinance ion the planet. .  Was Palestine's skirt to short or her veil too long?   Israel is a rape culture and its citizens elect people who demand violence be done.  A pox on the imperialist colonizers. There is no relativity in this struggle there is an evil occupying force and a people who have all lost members of their families to this decades long tragedy.

I think is disrespectful of the Palestinian people to presume to tell them how to fight against such an evil regime.


Ken Burch
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I was saying it was their leaders' fault...Nothing in my post was about the rank-and-file Gazans themselves.

Nothing Hamas is doing can ever liberate the people of Gaza or Palestine-Hamas itself(its leaders)is just as much about rape culture as any Israeil party...it has no positive, social-progressive vision...no program for ending any oppression at all.  It just wants to win a war.  And just winning a war isn't anything. 

Hamas has never cared about the people of Gaza...just as Israeli political parties don't care about the people of Israel.


NDPP
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I'll pass your advice on to the rank and file Gazans I know Ken. I'm sure they'll seriously consider the error of their ways, including their ecstatic celebrations at sending Bibi Netanyahu and others in the Jewish State scurrying for their bomb shelters. Just imagine how excited they will be to receive such advice at this critical juncture. So, let me get this right: THeir government only wants to win a war and winning a war isn't anything. Yep, straight from a genuine Canadian progressive. That oughta make them buck up and think on the error of their ways, for sure. Solidarity forever right? Oh and stop with the rockets. I think they've heard that before...Is this what is meant by 'hasbarah' Ken, or is it just obvious and ordinary bullshit arising out of some rather obvious conflicts and contradictions in  position here?

 


Ken Burch
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Not hasbarah at all(and I'm a Yank leftist, if that fact has slipped your mind).  And it doesn't conflict with solidarity to say that the rocket attacks on the innocents in Sderot and Askelon launched by the Hamas leaders(it isn't ordinary Gazan civilians launching them)are stupid and need to stop.  Those attacks are not as bad as what Israel does, but they're still wrong and they're still pointless. 


If those rockets haven't helped the Gazans gain freedom yet, they never will.  Some other tactics are needed.  Why defend what we all know doesn't work?  There's no solidarity in saying nothing about a totally failed strategy. Tactics that don't ever lead to gains aren't worth defending and aren't effective means of resistance. 


And I always made it clear that the rockets didn't justify what the Israelis do to Gaza.  The Israelis are in the wrong and are the main wrong-doers.


kropotkin1951
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There is no solidarity in telling other people how to fight their life and death battles.  There is also no moral relativity in occupation. One side is wrong and evil. This is not a battle between two evils.

Your response is merely a more subtle variety of American Exceptionalism.  Ken why do you think you can tell a society that is 60 years into collective PTSD how they should respond to their abusers.  Don't you see the arrogance in that?  It is akin to saying really don't like my neighbour beating his wife and raping his daughter but I really wish that the wife and daughters would not resort to senseless violence in response. Those attacks are not as bad as what he does, but they're still wrong and they're still pointless. 


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Very very well said, kropotkin.

 


shartal@rogers.com
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One of the questions is that with its very powerful army Israel can win the battle but it cannot win the war. The Palestinians are not going away. Hamas is not going away. Israel cannot produce and maintain calm for Israelis if it occupies Gaza.

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Israel Wants 'A Land With No People' (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/19/273316/israel-wants-a-land-with...

"Israel is the only entity in the world that has not declared its borders because land theft drives its agenda and it doesn't have enough yet, says an analyst.."


shartal@rogers.com
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Land without a people was what the early Zionist dreamed of but it isn't possible . Moreover every poll in Israel finds that the overwhelming majority acknowledge that the Palestinians exist as a people and are not going anywhere.

shartal@rogers.com
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Land without a people was what the early Zionist dreamed of but it isn't possible . Moreover every poll in Israel finds that the overwhelming majority acknowledge that the Palestinians exist as a people and are not going anywhere.

shartal@rogers.com
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Land without a people was what the early Zionist dreamed of but it isn't possible . Moreover every poll in Israel finds that the overwhelming majority acknowledge that the Palestinians exist as a people and are not going anywhere.

shartal@rogers.com
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Land without a people was what the early Zionist dreamed of but it isn't possible . Moreover every poll in Israel finds that the overwhelming majority acknowledge that the Palestinians exist as a people and are not going anywhere.

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HAMAS Says Netanyahu's Two-State Solution A Hoax (and vid)

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/21/273748/netanyahus-twostate-solut...

"Israel started this war, not Palestine..."

 

Increase in Settlement Building Amid Settler Violence (and vid)

http://www.presstv.com/Program/273036.html

"The Israeli regime is planning to build over 1,200 new settler units in East al-Quds, and the West Bank despite international criticism.."


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