Gaza Invasion

by craig on July 17, 2014 8:46 pm in Uncategorized

CNN just announced that Israeli is launching a ground invasion “after ten days of Hamas attacks by land air and sea.” There was no questioning of that quite incredible statement. Talk about the big lie.

In a strange way I prefer this to the continued aerial bombardment, because at least the Palestinians will be able to fight back to some extent. I do hope the Palestinian defenders have a good deal of success against the Israeli tanks. Let us hope the IDF get a bloody nose like they did in Lebanon 2006.


The heroic Israelis have killed a five month old baby with a tank. Hope they are very proud of themselves.

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  1. Think evening the score with the mad Israelis is short-sighted.

    This could turn out to be a devastating, long conflict

  2. Your post is like waving your arms.

    How can we stop this and help??

  3. Let’s hope the two sides can arrive at a peaceful solution so that no more lives are lost.

  4. Aidworker1

    I am afraid there is nothing we can do. The US openly and the UK tacitly will protect Israel in the UN and all international organisations for as long as Israel wants to continue killing people. The only thing that might halt Israel is effective resistance on the ground. They are too used to being able to kill thousands of Palestinians with no casualties themselves.

  5. The Middle East peace envoy will be in London on Monday morning to answer questions about the latest developments:

    Philip Gould Lecture
    11am, Monday 21 July 2014 | Central London location
    Keynote: Tony Blair Former prime minister

    To mark the 20th anniversary of Tony Blair’s election as leader of the Labour party, we are delighted to be able to announce a very special event open only to Progress members. On Monday 21 July, former prime minister Tony Blair will give the inaugural Philip Gould annual lecture from at a central London location.

    Places for this event are extremely limited and will be £15 per person (early bird rate is £10).

    There will also be a special reception with our speaker after the event open to Progress 100 Club members. Admission to both events is included in 100 Club membership, £120 per annum. The 100 Club has been set up to allow members to help support and expand Progress’ work further by allowing us to reach out to more people. As well as supporting Progress, the ‘100 Club’ offers members the chance to attend other exclusive events with Progress supporters, staff, speakers and MPs, as well as priority booking at other special occasions. You can join the 100 Club online, or contact the office on 020 3435 6490 to upgrade your membership. Places are limited to the first 40 new 100 Club members to join.

    Please note, the venue will be announced 24 hours in advance.

    Government-issued photographic ID must be brought with your ticket. This event is open to Progress members only and you must buy a ticket in advance to gain admittance. Entry is conditional on being prepared to be searched. The bringing of bags is discouraged.

  6. Interesting this offensive has started so soon after the crashed airliner.

  7. Aidworker1.

    Contribute to humanitarian charities, join the boycott of Israeli products, and contradict Israel’s propoganda and lies when you hear them.

    And possibly join a political party. Western establishments are very much in the pockets of the Israeli lobby. That’s not just because of their activity but because of the inactivity of those who might oppose them.

    In the UK the Conservatives have about 170,000 members, Labour 190,000, Libdems 43,000. There are 2.4 million Muslims in the UK (whom I’m not one BTW) – if they started becoming politically active, in the way the Zionist lobby is, then they could put an end to 80% of Tory MPs being in Conservative Friends of Israel.

  8. ‘This could turn out to be a devastating, long conflict’

    Understatement of the century.

    It’s been ongoing since 1948.

  9. Only two things are certain, a lot more people on both sides will die needlessly and it won’t improve the situation one iota.

    Very sad that somebody should wish death onto young men who, as with all wars, aren’t really the ones most responsible.

  10. In case you don’t know (I didn’t), Progress was formed in 1995 and members are a who’s who of Blairites:

  11. peaceful youth peacefully looking around to only lynch some Arabs

    The notion of even one zionist mercenary death is far too heavy and as the good rabbi puts it, one million Arabs ought to be avenged for a Jewish finger nail!

    Wait and see if the Palestinian fighters can hand the butts of the zionist mercenaries back to them on a platter.

    This is the most one sided war in the history of warfare, the siege of Gaza is akin to no place on Earth and in the history of Earth. Gaza has been under siege for so long by a mendacious enemy. History shall not look back kindly at those who made this possible.

  12. Brother Nathanael is onto them:

  13. “after ten days of Hamas attacks by land air and sea.”

    As far as I know, that is word for word from Netanyahu’s office. Lisa Holland on Sky News read out the full statement from his office when Sky reported the start of ground invasion. When I heard those words, I was almost-stunned. (It takes a lot to stun me these days.)

  14. There was a good turnout tonight at the Council House in Birmingham, in fact too many to accommodate so the room was paid for for nothing. But it was hot and we went outside. A young man from Gaza who now lives in Birmingham made an impassioned speech, unable to comprehend the genocide against his people. When he spoke to his father on the telephone his father was happy. He asked how he could be so happy when all around was danger. His father said he was happy because he had one son safe in England. The discriminate bombing of selected homes with a warning missile giving families at most three minutes to get out was killing people with the warning missiles. Israel is testing its latest weapons on Palestinians to sell abroad, said the young Palestinian.


    17 Jul, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    The Greenwald piece was interesting. The NBC Egyptian/American reporter who witnessed Israeilis attacking Palestinian children on the beach in Gaza will be lost in the fog of Israel’s continuation of genocide, and the super-righteous invasion.


    17 Jul, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    This blog has become a ghost town. Where is everyone?

  17. I think that the eruption of violence cannot be stopped for the following reasons:-
    1. Around 1947 and 1948 some 700,000 Palestinians were expelled and their land was occupied in a colonial conquest.
    2. There has been no real effort from the Israel side ( despite International Law’s acceptance of an Israeli right to land up to the 1967 border).
    3. A Zionist philosophy assumes that God gave them the land, so illegal settlements and a system that is Bantustan and Apartheid has not the least meaning for the Zionists.
    4. There is a process of racism in operation:-

    i) How can one ethnic/religious group dominate representative politics in Israel when some 20% plus are non-Jews?
    ii) Is there not in Israel a process of racism pervading every aspect of society, including the economy, land distribution, urban planning, security and politics?

  18. ii) Is there not in Israel a process of racism pervading every aspect of society, including the economy, land distribution, urban planning, security and politics?

    Yes! There exists a process of pervading racism in every aspect of the zionists society that is successfully getting exported to the rest of the world too. The world pays with goods and services and the zionists in return pay back through the export of their congenial hatred, bigotry and prejudice to the rest of the world.

  19. BBC Ten O’clock News 14 mins in

    Lyse Doucet has been reporting factually live from Gaza and unusually for the BBC it is not the usual ‘Israel says’ stuff.

  20. The Sky News report timed at 1.25am

    Israel Launches Ground Offensive In Gaza

    The operation’s objective is to strike “a significant blow to Hamas’ terror infrastructure”, the Israeli army says.

  21. The two sides have fought wars before. How did they end?

    Palestinians run during an Israeli strike at a UN school in Beit Lahya, northern Gaza, on 17 January 2009


    Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was damaged extensively during Israel’s ground offensive in 2009.

    Israel launched a ground offensive in December 2008 dubbed Operation Cast Lead in response to rocket fire. It ended when Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire 22 days later, saying its goals were “more than fully achieved”.

    An estimated 1,300 Palestinians had been killed, many of them civilians. Thirteen Israelis also died, including four soldiers in a “friendly fire” incident. Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was damaged extensively.

    Four years later, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defence, again with the stated goal of stopping rocket fire and crippling Hamas’s capability to launch attacks. Eight days into the operation, Egypt brokered a ceasefire agreement that included a promise from both sides to stop attacks. At least 167 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed.

    Gaza-Israel conflict: Why are civilians on the front lines?

    As you can see, the photo shows white phosphorus raining down on a UN schoolyard during Cast Lead. Note that there is NO mention in the caption of that being used, illegally as it happens.

  22. BrianFujisan

    18 Jul, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Hullo Ben…one or Two of your Ghosts.

    i can’t get over what they ( israel ) are allowed to get away with – Bombing Hospitals, targeting Children at Play… Just days after the World cup ends..Four wee Footballers dead…Sorry Murdered

    And the Hate of those spectating –

    And teach them very young to hate…Young kids writing messages on Missiles in Israel. i can barely comprehend this Sordid activity…

    And as this Piece asks…

    Not only are the Israeli state and its ruthless methods here to stay they could also be, very frighteningly, a prototype of our collective global future.

    Watching the unbelievable destruction wrought by the Israelis in Gaza a simple question very high on many minds must be “How in hell does this artificially concocted child of European guilt and American ambition get away with all this again and again and again?”’

    The answer is that instead of being a strange historical aberration Israel may well be a model state that global elites want to establish to control the world in the days to come.

    A world where the ruling classes live off the stolen resources and labour of those they contemptuously deem as lesser human beings in a system of institutionalized apartheid.

    A world where the forces of the militarized State can routinely shoot anybody, even entire populations and call them ‘terrorists’ with complete impunity.

    A world where the process of nation building automatically involves smashing the sovereignty of every other nation reducing their people to a faceless, nameless, helpless mass.

    The question of why Israel’s brazen crimes against humanity have been tolerated by the so called international community is not new at all, being one asked from the very day this nation was violently forged nearly seven decades ago. The legacy of Zionist terrorism, the numerous pogroms against the Palestinians, the systematic usurpation of their land, the routine bombing of civilians, the murder of peace activists— any other fledgling nation even contemplating crimes on this scale would have been ostracized out of existence by now.

    Full piece @

  23. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Not quite at the target of 300 dead Palestinians required to satisfy Israeli public opinion. The ground invasion is necessary to achieve this. Please don’t call it the Jewish Jihad.

    Yes, the Malaysian airliner made it a good day to bury bad news. (and, pace the last thread, a good day to compare the instant indignation at this, in all media, with the grudging reportage of the constant, wholly intentional murder and maiming going on in Gaza)

    Other than that, what’s to say? We’ve seen it all before, four times.

    Blair flew back to the UK yesterday, having done the groundwork for the Israelis by colluding in an unacceptable and failed truce proposal. Interesting that the UN, without his help, managed to get a temporary ceasefire yesterday.

    Trivium: I’m going to have to buy a new razor,as the current one’s blades are made in Israel. And check everything else I buy very carefully. So be it.

  24. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 8:22 am

    And thanks for the Sagar link, Brian. You can’t help wondering, can you?

  25. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Just an aside here. The media are happy to supply the numbers (variously calculated/estimated) of dead in Gaza. Not so prominent are the numbers of wounded. Credible recent estimate: 1685. Of which we can take it that perhaps 20% will be permanently and badly disabled, and/or in pain, and a further drag on the nonexistent resources of the shot-to-pieces Gaza health structure.

    I am sure this figures, too, in the Israelis’ long term strategic planning.

  26. CNN forced to film Israelis cheer Gaza strike
    18 July 2014

    Here is CNN’s Diana Magney put in a very uncomfortable position indeed for a mainstream reporter. She has to acknowledge the delight a large crowd of Israelis on a hilltop near Sderot are taking in watching missiles hurtling into Gaza. As they cheer in the background of her video report as a missile explodes (see link to CNN below), she has to explain what the noise is.

    Notice too how the cameraman avoids panning across to show the celebrating Israelis, despite Magney assuming that we can see them. Can you imagine CNN not leaping at the chance to film Palestinians cheering Israeli deaths? No, neither can I.

    This is a narrative the media like to play up in the case of Palestinians, but not when it refers to Israelis.

    That may in part also explain her angry tweet against the crowd on the hill, calling them “scum” after they made threats if she did not say nice things about Israel. The tweet, of course, was quickly deleted – presumably after her minders at CNN intervened.

    It is a revealing moment, showing the difference between the carefully choreographed, pantomime-like “reality” we are supposed to be shown, and the far more complex and ugly reality on the ground.

    (h/t Padraig McShane)

  27. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 9:13 am

    PLEASE don’t call it the Jewish Jihad…

    Fundamentalist rabbis literally in step with the IDF. See it.

  28. Signatures on this petition are going through at a rate of knots. The aim is to get large investment conglomerates and banks to stop investing in Israel. As a colleague pointed out that had a big effect on bringing apartheid to an end in South Africa. Please sign.

  29. Ali Abunimah last night on BBC World.

    ‘I would strongly recommend that the BBC do some journalism’. !!

    He is very good with the media and has his facts.

  30. Thanks John. From the petition website,

    ‘To many, particularly in Europe and North America, calling for companies to withdraw investments from financing or taking part in Israel’s occupation of Palestine sounds completely biased. But it’s not — this is the most potent non-violent strategy to end the ritual violence, ensure Israelis’ security and achieve Palestinian freedom. Israel’s power and wealth dwarfs Palestine, and if it refuses to end its illegal occupation, the world must act to make the cost unbearable.

    Dutch pension fund, ABP, invests in Israeli banks that help fund the colonisation of Palestine. Massive banks like Barclays invest in suppliers of Israeli arms and other occupation businesses. British G4S provides extensive security equipment used by the Israeli Defence Force in the occupation. France’s Veolia operates transport for Israeli settlers illegally living on Palestinian lands. Computer giant Hewlett-Packard supplies sophisticated surveillance to control the movement of Palestinians. And Caterpillar provides bulldozers that are used to demolish Palestinian homes and farms.’

  31. Determined and relentless. Have you noticed that the propaganda message has now been switched from ‘rockets’ to ‘terrrrrr tunnels into Israel’?

    Breaking news 18 July 2014
    Israel may widen Gaza offensive –
    Israel prepared to significantly widen ground offensive in Gaza, PM Netanyahu says

    More to follow.

  32. When the IDF infantry go in, then it will become as close to a air fight as it will ever get.
    Their special forces already got a bloody nose with their commando attack from the sea. I hope that this trend continues.
    The world has protested against Israel’s crimes, but the worlds media has hushed that up.
    Those that write history will always cast themselves as the great and the good.
    Thank god that there is an alternative.
    The evil is all interconnected and money is at the root of it all.Israel is propped up by money printed from thin air.Who owns the media and the banks and our Government.Who runs the US ? It will take a revolution to change any of it.
    Blessed are the cheesemakers !

  33. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 11:11 am

    The petition link you supplied, JG –

    seems to be clicking away nicely. Over 170,000 signatures for divestment from Israel by major finance institutions.

    South African signers are prominent, I see. They know better than most what apartheid means.

  34. This is the new spokesperson for the IDF war criminals Peter Lerner, born here and ex resident of the UK until he made aliyah.

    Note how many international outfits have given Lerner houseroom.

    Replacing that motormouth Avital who has moved on to other things. Perhaps she could not stomach her role as mouthpiece for the murderers any longer.

    Note how many international outfits have given Lerner houseroom.

    There is a special unit for the stuff.'s_Unit How very thorough they are. So like the Nazis/Stasi.

  35. “The Great Goddess, to whom the land of Palestine originally belonged, is always tripping them up and seducing them into folly. Belili, hear earliest name, they spell Belial, meaning Utter Destruction.”

    Robert Graves in King Jesus (1946)

  36. Ba’al can’t hear me (what a shame!) but the petition is addressed not only to financial institutions but to the likes of Caterpillar, Veolia, HP and G4S.

  37. Thanks to Craig and to all for info and updates on these war crimes. Nothing to see, move along now, in MSM. Comments? Not a snowflake in hell’s chance.

  38. Hmm … strange … I read about someone hoping for Israelis death, almost as if making that kind of death acceptable, while the death of Palestinians if presented – and, of course, it is – as a tragedy.

    Would anyone please be so kind as to explain me how many Israelis have to die in order to have the same value as one Palestinian death, in the eyes of the author ?

    Weren’t some Israeli teenagers abducted and killed, not too long ago ?
    Who killed them ? I don’t recall of any post about that from Mr Craig Murray, here.

  39. “The heroic Israelis have killed a five month old baby with a tank. Hope they are very proud of themselves”

    They are.
    They always are,
    When you have a serving Israeli Parlimentarian saying Arab women should be killed because they will give birth to snakes.
    What do you think Israel cares about the death of a “snake”?

  40. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    Would anyone please be so kind as to explain me how many Israelis have to die in order to have the same value as one Palestinian death, in the eyes of the author ?

    Approximately 0.01, going by figures generated since the Intifada, and assuming the books are currently balanced. At least, that seems to be the IDF’s assumption.

    Glad to be of assistance.

  41. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Actually, we seem to be a little short at only 240 or so Pals for three settler teenagers. But I’m sure the difference will be made up somehow.

  42. John Goss I am told (having eagerly subscribed to Avaaz some years back) that this petition site is funded by George Soros.

    Not in a position to verify, sadly.

    Sadder still, sickening/excruciating there just are no words to describe

    the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.

    Unbelievable and unconscionable,
    as now

    two Malaysian 777’s ex-Amsterdam have met their demise

    Also, I signed the petition to Ban-Ki-Moon to have Bliar removed as envoy to ME.

    Somehow, it is obvious to me that the Masters of the UNiverse are the final arbiters for the interests of the NWO

    as BRICS faces off with the dying/dead ‘western emperors’.

  43. Blimey:
    We shouldn’t be embarrassed about wanting to see a murderous invasion repelled, and I for one am not. The cheering Sderot residents don’t appear to have been mentioned in your post.
    Two Israelis have died during this conflict, one soldier today and another one taking food to soldiers at a checkpoint a day or so ago. They called him a civilian but feeding an army is a military support role.
    If only Israel had such a good record of avoiding civilian casualties.

  44. Twp

    Robert Graves, whom I met, romanticised Europe’s religion of Romantic Love i.e. putting faith in finding the ideal woman, with descriptions of mediterranean landscape, mythology and romantic poetry.

    His research and his poetry therefore made him a High Priest of Falsehood. Two world wars were fought entirely for economic/political gain with the false slogans of Romantic Love/Freedom on the one side and Brutality/Control on the other.

    A totally false dichotomy. We are being served the same rubbish to this day, and we were served the same rubbish before. The Powers that be hate the moral factor of the religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They don’t want the Criterion of Right / Wrong to exist.

    So they create Calvinism, a black-clothed, indiscriminately murderous ( one of my Kurdish family have just been killed by Daish in Kirkuk ) extremism which all intelligent, moral human beings will find abhorrent, in the hope that people will be blown back on the re-bound into Romanticism )( Totalitarianism.

    Islam is a religion of recognising the Creator and worshipping Him, establishing the moral laws of Right / Wrong. Nothing could be further from Islam than the many manifestations of Zionist neo-Calvinism.

  45. Those French are at the vanguard of the wave of suppression All in good taste of course!

    There were false claims made last week that synagogues in Paris had been targeted by pro-Palestinian demonstrators.

    In fact videos showed armed vigilantes from a group called the Jewish Defence League (LDJ) baiting demonstrators into fights.

    However an earlier DM article was;

    Paris bans pro-Palestinian protest amid tensions

    “The Jewish population is worried because they are finding themselves cornered on the one hand by the right, the extreme right, which is gaining electoral support, and is still anti-Semitic in its ideology and in its ranks, and on the other hand, by pro-Palestinian forces, by the extreme left, by disaffected youth from suburban housing projects, and by the Muslim population in general,” renowned Nazi hunter Serge Klarsfeld said Wednesday at a memorial service in remembrance of Jews deported during World War II.

    “History tells us that when there is an anti-Jewish movement we cannot control, the best thing to do is to move to another country,” he said.

    Meanwhile even in the small towns and villages the solidarity with the Palestinians is manifest judging by the numbers of people marching and demonstrating to show their disgust at the inhuman and barbaric behaviour of the land stealing genocidal zionist mad dogs.

    However given the frequency of the Cobra meetings will the prime minster call a Cobra meeting, for an emergency in our street; there is five year old girl who has grazed her keen after tripping and falling on the pavement, and I hear Mrs. Wiggins car tyre is punctured!

    These Cobra meetings are getting more and more regular for even the tiniest of the reasons, is there an attendance allowance issue?

  46. Babushka, you said it right, with the wisdom of one with the experience of life. This explains just what it is about but I suspect it will not be long before the trolls dub me anti-Israeli. The Zionists control everything. “But people are sarting to learn.”

  47. “But people are starting to learn.”

  48. A great revelation from Rabbi Michael Lerner.

    “Hamas is “objectively even if not subjectively” the best friend of the Israeli settlers, right-wing Israeli extremists, and the Netanyahu government.“

  49. Ba’al Zevul (With Gaza) 18 Jul, 2014 – 11:11 am

    I’m pleased to see the petition going so well. I think it was around 150,000 when I signed. Keep it going all you who want justice for the Palestinians and others living in Gaza.

  50. @Passerby

    The JTA, Tablet magazine and the rest of Israel hasbara media has claimed that hatred toward Jews is on the rise thanks to seven million French Muslims who don’t even have a single member in French parliament. The Jewish Agency for Israel, which is dedicated to bringing European Jews to settle on Arab lands in Israel and the west Bank, has announced that it expects over 5,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel by the end of this year.

  51. Craig – about Israel’s “bloody nose” in 2006 Israel-Hizbullah War – I recommend Alastair Crooke report published at Asia Times on October 13, 2006.

  52. IDF, the worlds greatest ‘Moral’ Army.

    Can we refer to the area in question as intelligent people should refer to it? the area in question is Palestine?

    Who has the right to give anyone else’s land to another group of people?

    Have the Palestinians been shelling their own land, as defined as theirs, under international law and stolen by Israel?

  53. So without further addo, may I present a ‘self’ hating Jew. Of course, had it been a non Jew giving the presentation, they would have been called out for being anti-Semitic.

  54. As of this time petition is at 191,600 signatures.

  55. Mustn’t have anyone seeing what dirty deeds are being committed.

    ‘Gaza-Israel conflict: Journalists evacuated from Gaza hotel18 July 2014 Last updated at 00:22 BST

    International journalists joined Gaza residents in an evacuation after Israeli military warned that its offensive was poised to enter the area.

    The BBC’s Lyce Doucet said that before the message was given she heard shell and rocket fire from Israeli and Hamas forces.’

  56. “As of this time petition is at 191,600 signatures.” Would that be this petition Porkfright?

  57. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    The Middle East peace envoy will be in London on Monday morning to answer questions about the latest developments:

    Thanks, but I believe ‘Arrest Blair’ got there first…

    Persons wishing to bathe in Mr. Tony’s magical aura should always consult that site.

  58. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Repeated shelling of al-Wafa hospital continues:


    18 Jul, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Cheers, Brian. The NBC reporter pulled after the Egyptian/American was caught telling the story keeps journalism in Gaza ‘balanced and fair’.

  60. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 2:57 pm


    18 Jul, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Relish the thought of Blair having to take refuge in the Saudi Embassy for a few years, Ba’al. :)

  62. Sorry, John-yes. Still going very strong. What times we live in.

  63. technicolour

    18 Jul, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Sinn Féin’s four MEPs – with other members of the GUE/NGL group – standing in solidarity with the people of Gaza in the EU Parliament in Strasbourg

    Martina Anderson, MEP for the Six Counties, said:

    “Gaza is once again at crisis point, and millions worldwide are protesting in solidarity with the people of Gaza amid this appalling carnage.

    “The Joint resolution by the EU Parliament on the situation in Gaza is an awful attempt to neutralise the onslaught to avoid criticising Israel and it ignores the causes of the conflict. This EPP and S&D cosy consensus is disgraceful.

    “The UN must recognise that Israeli actions have violated international law. For too long the UN and the wider international community has watched the blockade of Gaza; watched an apartheid wall being built; watched as road blocks were erected and segregated buses introduced.

    “We have witnessed Israel demolishing thousands of Palestinian homes and force thousands of families from their land to build Israeli settlements. All of this is in violation of the 1993 Oslo Accord.”

  64. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Relish the thought of Blair having to take refuge in the Saudi Embassy for a few years, Ba’al. :)

    I relish it. But it does not delight me. Delight would involve sharp instruments and a long time.

  65. Just a reminder to anyone who wants to avoid buying products that are made in Israel: The bar code will start with 729 even if it is not clear from other info on the packaging where the product originates.

  66. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Here’s Cherie, for a change, last December, in Saudi, offering her thoughts on pirated designer handbags. At the

    Arab-British Chamber of Commerce International Intellectual Property Conference “Combating Transnational Intellectual Property Crime”, no less.

    Transnational Physical Property Crime isn’t on the radar, apparently:

    (Dec 13th.)

  67. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    Thanks, Matt. I’ll take care to leave the discards (eg an orange) in some other shelf or stack (eg condoms), too.

  68. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    18 Jul, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    Blair’s latest sidie – more details:

    I was pretty sure he was cosying up to BP earlier this year. He is.

    Q. What possible advice can this irredeemable scrote give to anyone on anything? Let alone get paid for it?

  69. How fucking noble of CNN not to show the faces of those retards cheering someone else dying. I bet they would be happy to film those vermin, the Palestinians if the boot was on the other foot.

    I’m guessing the cheering is from mentally retarded atheists, because good old fashioned Jewish/Israeli people, people of God, wouldn’t cheer at at the prospect of others being murdered……

    What a fucking disgusting area? on both sides.

    Oh and who exactly is paying for B’Liar, the Peace Envoy?

  70. ” Just a reminder to anyone who wants to avoid buying products that are made in Israel: The bar code will start with 729 ”

    Christ on a bike not that old one again.

    It’s only the BARCODE that originated in Israel NOT the product.

  71. nevermind, it will happen anyway

    18 Jul, 2014 - 5:12 pm

    “The only thing that might halt Israel is effective resistance on the ground. They are too used to being able to kill thousands of Palestinians with no casualties themselves.”

    Agree, so who will start the fundraising and training of some resistance fighters?
    Who will disinvest first from all those countries supporting Israel, those who arm it? and thereby harm Israels future prospects of survival, subsumed by eternal violence.

    Only when they sit down at the table and accept that Palestine is a country for all its people, not just immigrant Jews, but also indigenour Palestinians.

    So who will roll the first rubel to launch this ‘effective resistance’?


    18 Jul, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    A potential candidate for POTUS runs when asked about Gaza.

  73. Avaaz petition is now at 207,359

  74. If you have not already, you need to watch this.

    Legal analysis of how Israel changes the status of civilians to combatants or ‘voluntary human shields’ and their deaths to ‘collateral damage’ to justify air strikes on homes. Forensic analysis of the ‘Knock on the Roof’ tactic.

    Chilling. So the most moral army in the world have two hurdles for their defence. If the occupants stay in the house after the ballasted ’round’ penetrates the roof, they are designated ‘human shields’. I think of that boy with his dad in Rafah – pinned against a house and both shot like rats.

  75. An anecdote.

    Jabah Wisha a deputy in PCHR was in a prison of the Zionist entity for 15 years. He is one of those 600,000 who have been through the cruel prisons of a people who tell us endlessly about their own imprisonment. When he kissed his youngest daughter good bye he smelled her hair. He said that smell lasted in his mind in all those years in prison. I have no words for these Israelis but speak of the British part in their Occupation of the Palestinian people’s land and homes.

  76. “Christ. Just. Christ.”

    Yes, Twitter doesn’t spare people when it comes to photos and details.

    This 5 hours ago from Peter Beaumont, Jerusalem correspondent of the Guardian and the Observer:

    “I’ve seen some truly shocking scenes this morning. A man putting the remains of his two year old son into a shopping bag…”

  77. The Zionist are racist scum the American neocons are fascist bastards the british media are complicit in war crimes. The destruction of the Malay airlines is a nasty thing but all hand wringing and false melodrama just shows how the west deflect any criticism away from the real murder and slaughter Whitch the Palestinians have been suffering for decades . American navy shot down an Iranian airliner the captain was treated as a hero the Ukraine shot down a russian airliner but at the time no great deal was made of it. the bbc news is nothing but go state functioning propogander machine which we who pay the licence must contribute,Maybe one day the so called great british public will wake up .and see what a filthy and corrupt system we live under.

  78. On the other hand, #TerroristsIsrael has been trending almost all day.

    That says something.

  79. Philip Giraldi [ex-CIA] – Is Israel a U.S. ally?

  80. That should be ‘Is America Israel’s Puppet’?

  81. That should be ‘Is America Israel’s Puppet’

    It is a lot more cheaper for mad zionists to buy a few politicos who will sell their grandmother for peanuts, along with a couple of news organisations. Then they don’t have to pay the going rate for the land they steal and they can get away with the mass murder to boot, whilst everyone is sitting around and watching the smoke filled skies of Gaza, much for the delight rabid zionist population of the zionistan.

  82. Token discussion by some mortal British MP’s who have saved, even treasured some sense of empathy, kindness and mercy:


    18 Jul, 2014 - 8:15 pm

    Butcher’s bill currently 260 dead Palestinians. It’s approaching the number of victims on MH17, but which death countdown is prevailing?

  84. God bless this man. He is heroic. You can feel his anguish for the suffering.

    From: Mads Gilbert
    Date: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 7:10 AM
    Subject: Gaza needs you!

    Dearest friends –
    The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

    The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24hrs shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!

    Now, once more treated like animals by “the most moral army in the world” (sic!).

    My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian “sumud” gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace – but we cannot afford that, nor can they.

    Ashy grey faces – Oh NO! not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out – oh – the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes, cannulas – the leftovers from death – all taken away…to be prepared again, to be repeated all over. More then 100 cases came to Shifa last 24 hrs. enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here – almost nothing: electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors – all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterdays hospitals. But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormous resolute.

    And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flows, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear. This is not happening!

    And then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic ‘Zennanis’, the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made and paid in and by US.

    Mr.Obama – do you have a heart?

    I invite you – spend one night – just one night – with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe.

    I am convinced, 100%, it would change history.

    Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people.

    But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another “dahyia” onslaught on Gaza.

    The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death.

    Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue.

    Gaza, Occupied Palestine

    Numbers are enclosed (last page in the MOH-report in English. The pictures are mine, taken some few hours ago, in the early morning hours of Friday July 18th 2014). More to come. I’m sorry to bug you).

    Mads Gilbert MD PhD
    Professor and Clinical Head
    Clinic of Emergency Medicine
    University Hospital of North Norway
    N-9038 Tromsø, Norway
    Mobile: +4790878740

  85. Avaaz petition at 224,330. One of the fastest-moving I’ve ever seen.

    Worth watching: Glenn Greenwald on Democracy Now: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?

    He talks about the fear in American media when the subject of Israel comes up. And the difference social media makes. People on the ground reporting direct to Twitter etc.

  86. BBC WORLD NEWS INTERVIEW WITH Ali Abunimah 18 Jul 2014

  87. “And the difference social media make” (not makes)

  88. Guano,

    We all have faults and Robert Graves certainly had some. The quote was from King Jesus, which is a difficult but interesting read. I happened to be reading it today and posted the curious words in it about Jews and Palestine. It was just a little something out of nowhere, a few words of support.

  89. Who is who of the rats knackers shameless bastards facilitating genocide and getting away with it;

    FDD’s founding Chairman was Jack Kemp, and its founding board members included Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick.

    FDD’s current Chairman is former CIA director R. James Woolsey.

    FDD’s distinguished advisors include Sen. Joe Lieberman, former National Security Advisor Robert “Bud” McFarlane, former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, former State Department Under Secretary Paula Dobriansky, Gen. P.X. Kelley (ret.), Francis “Bing” West, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol, former CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Richard W. Carlson, and Forbes CEO Steve Forbes.

    Have set up yet another vipers nest, and pushing the neo conservative agenda.

    Clifford D. May: Sixty-six years later, too many Arabs still dream of slaughtering Israel’s Jews

    Julius Streicher would have to go back to school to learn from these propagandists;

    …. I’m impressed: I ask him what is required to achieve this dream. He disappoints me: He doesn’t say that Hamas needs to stop firing missiles at Israeli population centers. He doesn’t say that Hamas needs to delete from its charter its vows to “obliterate” Israel and kill all the Jews. He says nothing about Hamas’ insistence that there “is no solution for the Palestinian question except through jihad” and its unequivocal rejection of “so-called peaceful solutions.” Nor does he offer any criticism of “moderate” Fatah for joining with Hamas in a “unity government.”

    Instead, he asserts that the only way to resolve the conflict is for Israel to “end the occupation,” and shut down the “settlements.”

    When will this kind of facilitators of crimes against humanity stand trial in the ICC?

    Note the phtoshoped image In case anyone skipped the long farticle to take away the message!

  90. John Goss

    very funny this AVAAz organization. They claim to have about 37 million members but what are 99% of these wankers doing if they cannot lift their asses and stop wanking or sodomizing children that presumably prevents them from signing the petition “Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends”. Are these all zombies or hasbara clowns?

  91. This petition is adding currently more than 10,000 signatures per hour. But now it is mostly southern hemisphere. Please sign.

  92. Good point Karel. However it is moving fast. It has only been up for about two days tops.

  93. kempe, a sergeant of the local hasbara brigade

    although you claim that “It’s only the BARCODE that originated in Israel NOT the product.” I suggest to boycott your future contribution as your bar code undoubtedly starts with 729. Craig, have you not never heard of the BDS?

  94. John Goss,

    I admire your optimism. The No. of signatories after a two-day campaign is still bellow 1%. Cannot they stop wanking for at least one minute?

  95. Karel, I’m only pointing out the truth. Sorry if that upsets your adopted mindset but it doesn’t change anything. Boycott anything with a 729 barcode if you wish but you might still be buying stuff from Israel.

  96. BrianFujisan

    19 Jul, 2014 - 1:32 am


    Number on the Petition, is fast approaching – 250,000. at 1;35….about 50%

    Just SCREAM in helpless pain…

    I wont share the link for this one…. as a doctor holds in front of him…a dead Toddler….

    A horrific scene and very painful

    ( Translation in below )

    Doctor loses his temper when he is carrying a child was killed by Zionist warplanes which hit the civilian homes

    The Translation –

    (( Is there no dignity in you ???
    To the whole world
    To that who seen in these moments

    How long this slence will remain ??

    Every day, our kids is targeted
    What is the crime committed by this child ??
    What is the crime that he had done to killed in this way

    Is not the time is come to act ??
    Is there no hearts on you ?
    You do not have any a children ?
    You don`t have any women ?
    To the this world, which who seen
    Look Obama
    Look what are your millions which you sent killing our children
    Look ..O unjust unfair world
    Look Ban Ki-moon
    Look Abbas
    Look all world
    Is the time come to get out from your silence ?

    off to the National Gaza, Glasgow Demo tomorrow.

  97. BrianFujisan

    19 Jul, 2014 - 1:48 am

    Stop Bombing Gaza! Free Palestine! All Scotland Demonstration

    Saturday 19 July 1pm
    Buchanan Street
    Royal Concert Hall steps

    Scottish National Demonstration for Palestine to coincide with the national demonstration in London.

  98. Yes Ali Abunimah was brilliant in that BBC World interview.

    18 Jul, 2014 – 9:48 am
    Ali Abunimah last night on BBC World.

    ‘I would strongly recommend that the BBC do some journalism’. !!

    He is very good with the media and has his facts.

  99. I am sure that Netanyahu is going to take a lot of notice of Obomber.
    If Obomber withdrew the $3b annual handout from Israel, Bibi might sit up like a good dog.

    Obama gives Israel PM Gaza warning
    President Obama supports Israel’s right to self-defence, but warns PM Benjamin Netanyahu against further escalation in Gaza.

    The skies above Gaza are lit up by flares amid the continuation of Israel’s ground offensive – 19 July 2014

    Israeli tanks manoeuvre outside the northern Gaza Strip – 19 July 2014

    Gaza conflict: UN says number of displaced almost doubles

    The number of people in Gaza seeking sanctuary from the conflict with Israel nearly doubled on Friday, the UN says.

    Relief workers in Gaza said there were now more than 40,000 people being protected in 34 UN shelters.

    It comes after Israel sent troops and tanks into Gaza targeting Hamas militants who are firing rockets into southern Israel.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a “significant expansion” of the offensive.

    Hell brought to earth. The video on the link demonstrates the inequality.

    Mr Ailon from S Africa shelters in the basement of his pleasant house in case he is killed by a rocket. A small pockmark on the house wall is shown.

    The people is Gaza are shown hurrying to find a place of safety whilst the (American) tanks roll in and whole buildings and homes are being blown up.

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