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Four Palestinian protesters were killed and hundreds others wounded by Israeli sharpshooters during the eleventh weekly protests along the Gaza – Israel fence, the Gaza Ministry of Health reported.

The ministry said a total of 618 people were wounded yesterday. Seven are in serious condition and 120 were struck by live fire at the protest over the course of the bloody day.

At least 122 unarmed protesters have been killed and close to 3,800 have been wounded by Israeli army fire since the marches began March 30.

Tear gas canisters fall on Gaza, June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

Among those injured were an AFP photographer, Mohamed al-Baba, shot in his foot, a second unidentified photographer working for al-Aqsa Radio and a 23-year-old protester who was on life support after a gas canister hit his face.

Tires burn and tear gas falls at demonstrations in Gaza. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

Demonstrators burned tires, hurled stones and flew flaming kites as part of March of a ‘Million for Jerusalem’, marking both International Jerusalem Day and the 51st anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war.

Paramedics carrying a wounded woman. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

The Israeli army said about 10,000 protesters had gathered in five places along the fence after the Friday prayer.

The Israeli forces dropped leaflets by drones on the Gaza Strip Thursday morning, warning residents “not to get close to the border or try to attack Israelis”.

“Residents of the Gaza Strip! Greetings, and may Ramadan bring you blessings,” the leaflets said. “A wise man considers the results of his actions in advance and chooses the action whose benefits outweigh the costs. If you consider this with regard to approaching or crossing the fence, you’ll reach the conclusion that this act isn’t worthwhile and is even harmful.”

Protester holds picture of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

No Israeli casualties have occurred in the more than two months of rallies along the tense border. However, Israeli farmers have lost wide spaces of agricultural fields and forests due to flaming kites launched by the Palestinians.

The protests have focused on lifting a decade-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory. Residents have demanded the right of return to ancestral homes in Israel for Palestinian refugee families.

Some protesters threw stones. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

Israel had predicted that the rallies would be a similar size and urgency as the demonstrations that occurred on May 14, the day the U.S. embassy was moved to Jerusalem, when 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire. Nevertheless, it appeared that turnout was lower than expected due to heat and fasting of Holy Ramadan.

Ahmed Abu Ertima, one of the original organizers of the protests, urged demonstrators not to moving too close to the fence to avoid being shot. He said the protests would be more successful if they were peaceful.

Oula al-Rabaey. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

Oula al-Rabaey, 43, Arabic literature instructor, said that she came to the protest for the first time after seeing images of the killed and wounded on social media.

“Even being a woman, sitting at home motivates a shamed feeling in your mind,” she told Mondoweiss.”All of us are obligated to scurry to retake Jerusalem and our stolen lands”.

A selfie for memories, at the Gaza border. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

Rabaey, who was holding a banner reading, “We will pray in Jerusalem”, believes that “our miserable situation of multi-blockade by Israel and Egypt will not be changed until hundreds of daily and weekly protesting. Then some wise European or western leaders might move to our benefit”.

Tayseer Abu Mouammer, June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

While Tayseer Abu Mouammer, a 44-year old cement mixer driver, shielded his face as tear gas was thrown near him. He said that the young generation lost all hopes for improving their non-ending siege comparing their situation to even the most poor in countries like Jordan or Egypt.

“I am sure the whole world are sympathetic with some burnt fields by paper kites, but who will pay attention for those who die every sun set or sun rise?” he added. And why are innocent civilians banned from receiving medical treatment in abroad? he added. Gaza has poor medical experiences.

Wounded man removed by paramedics. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

People do not die normally in Gaza, he said. “You will either die by medical mistake or by desperation,” Abu Mouammer told Mondoweiss.

Young women at the protests. June 8, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Asad.

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  1. John O
    June 9, 2018, 11:19 am

    “A wise man considers the results of his actions in advance and chooses the action whose benefits outweigh the costs.”

    Said the fool wrecking what little is left of Israel’s reputation.

    • CigarGod
      June 10, 2018, 9:17 am

      Their real “reasoning” is in a bullet and a bomb.
      Everything else is pretense.

    • Jackdaw
      June 11, 2018, 2:32 am

      And Hamas has considered the results of it’s actions?

      Which results are; needless death and maiming of it’s youth.

      Hamas has run out of options. If the intent of the Great March was to relieve the blockade or kickstart negotiations with Israel, or to increase international pressure on Israel, than the Great March is an utter failure.

      Israel is dropping leaflets because IDF military intelligence knows that Hamas is faltering and support for Hamas among Gazans is waning.

      • CigarGod
        June 11, 2018, 10:06 am

        There you go again…Jack.
        Still trying to sell the advantages of having an Israeli boot on their neck.

      • Cazador
        June 11, 2018, 10:35 am

        The day Hamas was elected democratically with a majority, that’s the day the Israeli president and the future Israeli governments would be the most at ease in constantly attacking, bombing, burning with illegal white phosphorus, limiting access to original Palestinian water sources, killing, famishing, attempting to poison (destruction of the waste water treatment plant…) Palestinians, over and over, particularly when the idiot nutàyahu needs to be re-elected, wants to change the news about his and his wife corruption. Nice family…

        https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj9zsX458vbAhVrzlkKHVh3DHwQFghZMAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2017%2Foct%2F14%2Ftony-blair-hamas-gaza-boycott-wrong&usg=AOvVaw2NNCvbWHxvDVwgGnc34mTe

        Tony Blair has said for the first time that he and other world leaders were wrong to yield to Israeli pressure to impose an immediate boycott of Hamas after the Islamic faction won Palestinian elections in 2006.

        As prime minister at the time, Blair offered strong support for the decision – driven by the George W Bush White House – to halt aid to, and cut off relations with, the newly elected Hamas-led Palestinian Authority unless it agreed to recognise Israel, renounce violence and abide by previous agreements between its Fatah predecessors and Israel. The ultimatum was rejected by Hamas. The elections were judged free and fair by international monitors.

        Blair, who became envoy of the Middle East quartet – composed of the US, EU, UN and Russia – after leaving Downing Street, now says the international community should have tried to “pull Hamas into a dialogue”. The boycott and Israel’s economic blockade of Gaza, which began the following year, are still in force today. A UN report two years ago said the combined effects of the blockade and the three military offensives conducted in Gaza by Israel since 2009 could make the territory “uninhabitable” by 2020. Humanitarian conditions have worsened markedly since the report was written.

        Interviewed for my new book Gaza: Preparing for Dawn, out later this month, Blair said: “In retrospect I think we should have, right at the very beginning, tried to pull [Hamas] into a dialogue and shifted their positions. I think that’s where I would be in retrospect.

        “But obviously it was very difficult, the Israelis were very opposed to it. But you know we could have probably worked out a way whereby we did – which in fact we ended up doing anyway, informally.”

      • Misterioso
        June 11, 2018, 10:44 am

        @Jackdaw

        “‘If the intent of the Great March was to relieve the blockade or kickstart negotiations with Israel, or to increase international pressure on Israel, than the Great March is an utter failure.'”

        Sigh. You have to get out of your mother’s basement and/or Hasbara Central.

        A brief sampling of reality:

        https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/protest-against-netanyahu-shuts-down-champs-elysees?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=01a129456d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-01a129456d-290675021
        The Electronic Intifada, June 8/18
        “Protest against Netanyahu shuts down Champs-Élysées”

        http://nyebevannews.co.uk/ labour-party-leader-jeremy- corbyn-tells-israel-we-cannot- turn-a-blind-eye-to-these- repeated-and-dangerous- breaches-of-international-law/
        NEW Bevin News, June 5/18 ​ ​
        “Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn tells Israel: ‘We cannot turn a blind eye to these repeated and dangerous breaches of international law.’”

        https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/eu-foreign-policy-chief-cancels-jerusalem-visit-1.6157982
        “EU Foreign Policy Chief Cancels Jerusalem Visit”
        “Mogherini’s attendance at AJC conference on Monday, following Jordan visit, canceled due to ‘agenda reasons.’ Netanyahu’s bureau says he was unable to meet her, while sources add that ‘her positions are very hostile.’ By Noa Landau. Jun 08/18 – Haaretz.

        http://jewishnews. timesofisrael.com/spains- third-largest-city-joins-bds- and-declares-itself-free-of- israeli-apartheid/
        The Jewish News (Britain’s largest Jewish newspaper) – June 8/18
        “Spanish city joins BDS and declares itself ‘free of Israeli apartheid’”

        “Leader of Spain’s third-largest party Podemos calls the Jewish state a ‘criminal country’ as a major city backs boycotts of Israel.”

        “Pablo Iglesias Turrión, leader of the Podemos far-left party, said this in an interview earlier this week on RTVE. ‘We need to act more firmly on an illegal country like Israel,’ said Iglesias Turrión, whose party in 2015 won 20 percent of the votes in the general election just one year after its creation.

        ‘Last week, a motion promoted by a local fraction of Podemos on the city council of Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, was passed declaring a boycott of Israel and Valencia a ‘Israeli apartheid-free zone.’

        “Podemos has called for a blanket boycott of Israel and has accused its government many times of pursuing apartheid-like policies. However, calling Israel’s existence illegal is a new development.”

        Wake up Jackdaw!! the Palestinians have the momentum and the international image of the entity known as “Israel,” is going down the toilet.

      • Mooser
        June 11, 2018, 12:57 pm

        “Wake up Jackdaw!!”

        Oh, I’m pretty sure “Jackdaw” is ‘woke’, and can turn his aliyah-oops into a long visit whenever he feels it’s time.

    • Misterioso
      June 11, 2018, 11:16 am

      John O, et al

      Let’s take a break and remember Anthony Bourdain, a true friend and dedicated supporter of the Palestinians:

      All short videos:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=phJE7QtC_oI
      Anthony Bourdain has traditional Palestinian meal in Gaza.

      He also had great respect and admiration for Iranians:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysYGCtGYGdc
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGWhGCy1CNE
      Two videos re his visit to Iran: “The land of secret recipes”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53pRNV8wAws&feature=youtu.be
      Anthony Bourdain speaks about Palestinians while receiving the MPAC Media award.

      • John O
        June 11, 2018, 2:16 pm

        Indeed. Not being familiar with Bourdin (I know he was a chef, but hadn’t watched his shows or read his books), it was only when I read Juan Cole’s Informed Comment blog yesterday that I learned of his support for the Palestinian cause.

  2. Ossinev
    June 9, 2018, 12:35 pm

    “A wise man considers the results of his actions in advance and chooses the action whose benefits outweigh the costs”

    They forgot to insert “Zieg Heil” or the appropriate Zio equivalent after this bit.

  3. Kay24
    June 9, 2018, 2:03 pm

    This is as disgusting as the nazis wishing their victims a Happy Hanukkah. These zionists are sadistic, and have a cruel streak in them.

    • Jackdaw
      June 11, 2018, 10:04 am

      What’s sick and disgusting is Kay’s comparison between the Holocaust and the I/P conflict.

    • Kay24
      June 11, 2018, 6:48 pm

      What is sick and disgusting is Jackdaw pecking at comments, and seemingly unable to understand them, and acting outraged at nothing.

      • Mooser
        June 12, 2018, 12:54 pm

        “What is sick…/…outraged at nothing.”

        “Kay24”, keep in mind, that unlike every other person who speaks or writes to inform or persuade, Zionists never have to think about what they say, or how they say it.
        It’s enough that they do say it.

        That is an incredible advantage in debate, and very hard to counter.

      • Kay24
        June 12, 2018, 5:36 pm

        Mooser I agree. Those who are paid will also embarrass themselves by saying anything for a few shekels.

  4. Keith
    June 9, 2018, 4:35 pm

    FOLKS- When I read the headline for this article, I was reminded of something most Americans are unaware of. At the end of World War II, after the Japanese had unconditionally surrendered but before the US Congress accepted their surrender, the US Air Force launched a 1000-plane bombing of Japanese cities to demonstrate their logistical prowess. They also dropped leaflets.

    “No one considers an apology for the 1000-plane raid five days after Nagasaki on what remained of major Japanese cities, a triumph of military management skills designed to be “as big a finale as possible,” the official Air Force history relates…. Thousands of civilians were killed while amidst the bombs, leaflets fluttered down proclaiming: “Your government has surrendered. The war is over.” (p238, “Year 501: The Conquest Continues,” Noam Chomsky)

    • CigarGod
      June 10, 2018, 9:19 am

      Gotta use those bombs so they can turn in the invoices and get paid.

    • Cazador
      June 11, 2018, 10:45 am

      They also dropped the two first atomic bombs on two cities that were inhabited only by civilians, and not by military personnel as the crooked US of Aggression claimed.

    • Mooser
      June 11, 2018, 12:15 pm

      “At the end of World War II, after the Japanese had unconditionally surrendered…

      Hey, “Keith” don’t remind Zionists of that part of the war. Zionists consider the Pearl Harbor attack a legal precedent:

      “The author labored to prove that Israel attacked without being under existential threat. What a waste of effort, what a major-league fallacy this is. States do not and need not wait for existential peril before using armed force. See under “Pearl Harbor,” for an example.” “Naftush”

  5. Citizen
    June 9, 2018, 5:08 pm

    Nothing in US cable tv news shows about this. NO surprise, when’s the last time you saw an actual homeless US soldier veteran being interviewed on those shows, or one who can’t get timely, proper treatment from the VA?

  6. JLewisDickerson
    June 10, 2018, 2:08 am

    RE: “Israeli drones drop Ramadan blessings leaflet on Gaza– before four more are killed”

    MY SNARKCASM: “Blessed be the fruit!”
    That touching gesture is so much in keeping with the IDF’s hard(ly)-won reputation as The World’s Most Moral Army™.
    They truly are such ‘caring people’.
    Congratulations IDF, nicely done!

    • Cazador
      June 11, 2018, 10:53 am

      That MMA, Most Moral Army, has found a new way of using the BBP, Broken-Bone Policy, originated by Yitzhak Rabin

      https://www.haaretz.com/1.4880391

      So you shoot the Gazan prisoners on the hands, the elbows, the knees, and even on the head.

      NICE CULTURE THE ZIONIST ISRAELI ONE!

      Enough to make all diaspora Jews think twice before supporting NaZionists.

  7. Marnie
    June 10, 2018, 7:15 am

    “Residents of the Gaza Strip! Greetings, and may Ramadan bring you blessings,” the leaflets said. “A wise man considers the results of his actions in advance and chooses the action whose benefits outweigh the costs. If you consider this with regard to approaching or crossing the fence, you’ll reach the conclusion that this act isn’t worthwhile and is even harmful.”

    You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know where the zionists get their most sadistic material from.

    • echinococcus
      June 11, 2018, 4:43 am

      Nah. Their most sadistic material is their own. It’s the run-of-the-mill stuff that’s generally dated 1936-1945 and translated from the German, but the real creative genius is modern and Zionist.

      • Marnie
        June 11, 2018, 11:07 am

        why do you say ‘nah’? I didn’t specifically say where they get their material from, considering the shite the u.s. has done over the decades.

  8. Kay24
    June 10, 2018, 3:13 pm

    Not covered by the MSM. Nothing about the killing of the young medic, nothing about the latest killings, and no mention about these leaflets by sadistic zionists at all. I guess they cannot portray Israel as the victim, so they don’t bother.

  9. Jackdaw
    June 11, 2018, 2:38 am

    Oh look, everyone in the echo chamber has chimed in.

    Cult roll call. Kay…Marnie…Citizen…

    Don’t any of you work?

    • Annie Robbins
      June 11, 2018, 2:42 am

      Don’t any of you work?

      do you, jack the cultmaster?

      • Mooser
        June 11, 2018, 11:56 am

        “do you, jack the cultmaster?”

        “Annie”, consider “Jackdaw’s” alternatives. If he didn’t come here, he would have to talk to Israelis. But if he does that, things devolve pretty quickly:

        FYI, I don’t discuss religion or politics with Israelis because I’m polite and because I lack the requisite rhetorical skills. I don’t discuss religion or politics with my close friends either.

        Also, Israeli sabras, lacking my good manners, argue and fight over religion and politics with each other all the time. Who of them, even cares to hear my ‘two cents’?” “Jackdaw”

        Ah yes, the all-rightnik from America (A brocheh tzu Columbus!) who knows more about Israel than the real sabras.

    • Marnie
      June 11, 2018, 8:36 am

      I can actually do more than one thing at a time Jackdoo. Am sure Kay24 and Citizen can too. Maybe even yourself?

    • biggerjake
      June 11, 2018, 9:56 am

      Jackdaw

      Did you take time out from killing women and children in Gaza to share a few words with us here at Mondoweiss?

      How very generous of you……

    • Misterioso
      June 11, 2018, 9:59 am

      @Jackdaw, et al

      Ah, yes, once again Jackdaw, the raving Zionist, crawls out of his hate filled hole and true to form, spews forth nothing but bilge. He must enjoy making a fool of himself.

    • Cazador
      June 11, 2018, 10:58 am

      Contrary to you, jackdawwww, they’re not on the nutàyahu’s hasbara payroll!

      Don’t tell us you’re jealous because nutàyahu stopped paying you when his corruption was made public and that he decided to save some more corruption money to defend himself and his wife in Court, soon…

    • CigarGod
      June 11, 2018, 8:29 pm

      I’m always on the job, Jack.
      Taking photos of enablers, is job security.
      Say “cheese.”

  10. Ossinev
    June 11, 2018, 11:08 am

    @Jackdaw
    “What’s sick and disgusting is Kay’s comparison between the Holocaust and the I/P conflict”

    Those Jews who were subjected to ethnic cleansing in the Europe of the 1930`s and 1940`s and who were murdered by the Nazis would be sick and disgusted by the Nazi attitudes,behaviour and actions of Zionist Jews in Palestine in the years since then.

    There is one distinct difference however. The Nazis did not so grotesquely and desperately portray themselves as the “victims” as they carried out their carnage.

  11. Ossinev
    June 11, 2018, 1:31 pm

    Army says shooting death of Palestinian teen a case of mistaken identity
    Military prosectors announce they were not pursuing criminal charges against soldiers who shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded several others in 2016 in what the army described as a case of mistaken identity.

    “As the troops were operating in a clear operational event that was complicated and intense, the professional failures do not justify criminal proceedings, despite the tragic outcome,” the army says in a statement.

    On a noncriminal, disciplinary level, the commander of the unit that killed Mahmoud Badran, 15, was denied entrance into the army’s company commanders course and left the military.

    On the night between June 20 and 21, 2016, Israeli troops opened fire at a car full of Palestinian teenagers as they were traveling down the Route 443 highway in the West Bank, believing them to be a group of Palestinian youths who had earlier thrown cinderblocks at cars and spilled oil on the road, the army said.

    “The commander of the unit misidentified the car… and the troops fired at the wheels of the vehicle. A short while after shooting, the mistake became known and medical treatment was given to the wounded,” the army says.

    The military notes there were a number of “professional failings” in how the shooting was carried out, but says that the misidentification was “earnest and reasonable.”
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-june-11-2018/
    Ergo Nazi standards of justice for wannabe Nazis. And this is accepteed and enouraged by the vast majority of Zionist Israelis and their Gruppen leaders.
    Their forebears in 1930`s Germany were equally “earnest and reasonable”.
    Read Gideon Levy`s civilised non – Nazi narrative on this brutal and callous Nazi standard murder:
    https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-palestinian-boy-killed-by-mistake-1.5399928

    • John O
      June 11, 2018, 2:24 pm

      “A short while after shooting, the mistake became known and medical treatment was given to the wounded,”

      Oh, the glorious ambiguity of the passive voice. Or should that be the passive-aggressive voice.

  12. Maghlawatan
    June 11, 2018, 3:10 pm

    “Israeli drone” reminds me of Jon_66 , Jon_s and Nathan

  13. jon s
    June 11, 2018, 4:08 pm

    The Hamas leadership once again encouraged their people to attack the fence , hoping for as many casualties as possible. They must be disappointed by the relatively low turnout and relatively low casualty count.

    Meanwhile the flaming kites and weaponized baloons are causing extensive damage and are life threatening. Hopefully the IDF will come up with a solution .

    • Mooser
      June 11, 2018, 4:40 pm

      “The Hamas leadership once again encouraged their people to attack the fence , hoping for as many casualties as possible.” “Jon s”

      Amazing, the intelligence reports that former reserve IDF medics get.

    • Mooser
      June 11, 2018, 5:21 pm

      “Meanwhile the flaming kites and weaponized baloons are causing extensive damage and are life threatening. Hopefully the IDF will come up with a solution .”

      Gosh, you settlers lead a precarious existence. Is there no defense against these Gazan super-weapons?

    • Annie Robbins
      June 11, 2018, 5:59 pm

      motor vehicles are life threatening jon.

    • Mooser
      June 11, 2018, 6:36 pm

      “The Hamas leadership once again encouraged their people to attack the fence , hoping for as many casualties as possible.” “Jon s”

      And “Jon s” condones the massacre of Palestinians which come near the fence.

      • eljay
        June 12, 2018, 7:31 am

        || Mooser: “The Hamas leadership once again encouraged their people to attack the fence , hoping for as many casualties as possible.” “Jon s”

        And “Jon s” condones the massacre of Palestinians which come near the fence. ||

        And he does so quite easily: All the Israeli government has to do is define as “armed terrorists or criminals” any Palestinians who approach the fence and jon s’ “moral compass” says it’s OK to massacre them.

      • just
        June 12, 2018, 12:18 pm

        Haaretz Editorial that goes to your point:

        “What Israel’s State Prosecutor Ignored at Umm al-Hiran

        In Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel, Arabs are presumed to be terrorists unless proven otherwise …

        The Shin Bet coordinator who conducted the investigation at the scene of the incident concluded that policeman Erez Levy died due to operational errors by the police rather than a car-ramming attack.

        So why did Nitzan ignore this conclusion, even though the coordinator testified about it to the Justice Ministry department responsible for probing police misconduct and submitted a written report, which effectively rejected the possibility that this was a terror attack?

        It’s no surprise that Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich spoke to Nitzan in an effort to influence his decision. Both Erdan and Alsheich have good reasons to want the public to continue believing that Abu al-Kiyan was a terrorist rather than a victim of operational errors by the police.

        As readers may recall, a few hours after the incident, the police commissioner demonstrated a lack of professional responsibility by asserting, without sufficient evidence, that Abu al-KIyan was an “evil terrorist.” Alsheich even accused him of ties to Islamic State. And Erdan, in an act of national irresponsibility, declared that Levy was run over in a terror attack.

        But it’s not just the Shin Bet coordinator, who investigated at the scene and took statements from those involved in the hours after the incident occurred, who rejected the possibility that this was a terror attack. …

        Despite all this, Nitzan decided to close the case against the policemen; it was only the stain of terrorism on Abu al-Kiyan that he refused to wash away. “There is no significant evidence that could decide this issue unequivocally, with a high level of probability,” he said in his decision issued a month ago.

        This decision blatantly ignored the Shin Bet report, the positions of the senior legal officials who dealt with the case, and even the starting point for every criminal proceeding, which is the presumption that a man is innocent until proven guilty.

        Like Alsheich and Erdan, Nitzan’s behavior shows how, in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Israel, Arabs are presumed to be terrorists unless proven otherwise. The time has come to put an end to this ugly affair. …”

        More @ https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/editorial/what-israel-s-state-prosecutor-ignored-at-umm-al-hiran-1.6171016

      • Mooser
        June 12, 2018, 4:54 pm

        “And he does so quite easily”

        He is a real trip, a bum voyage. The Zionist Stuart Smalley.

    • Mooser
      June 11, 2018, 8:14 pm

      “The Hamas leadership once again encouraged their people to attack the fence , hoping for as many casualties as possible.” “Jon s”

      “Horrible. Razan impresses me as having been dedicated and brave. Her death should be investigated and whoever is responsible should be prosecuted .” “Jon s”

      Lemme guess who’s responsible! It’s either Hamas or Yoni Falic.

    • Marnie
      June 11, 2018, 11:48 pm

      “flaming kites and weaponized” balloons “are causing extensive damage and are life threatening. Hopefully the IDF will come up with a solution .”

      “Hopefully” he says! The only solution the IOF knows is kill, kill some more and keep killing. Thank you for confirming the suspicion that ‘liberal zionists’ are no different that the regular zionists; they cry when ‘jewish blood’ is spilled and cheer with joy when palestinian blood is spilled. When confronted with the wholesale slaughter that is the zionist occupation, they wistfully remark that ‘hopefully’ the butchers will come up with a solution, finally! Or is that a final solution? Oh the irony.

      An 8-month-old baby jon? Another cheap trick from a zionist whore.

      • Mooser
        June 14, 2018, 6:20 pm

        ” Another cheap trick from a zionist”.

        And so “Jon s” as has been his habit for years, thread-jumps (to 3:14pm, below) and keeps beating his dead baby horse.

    • Mooser
      June 11, 2018, 5:24 pm

      Good old Hareetz Where the information tastes wonderful, and the articles are all so long!

    • Maghlawatan
      June 11, 2018, 5:34 pm

      FFS Jon
      How many kids does Israel murder every year?
      Is that kosher lemehadrin?

    • Annie Robbins
      June 11, 2018, 6:06 pm

      i’ll tell you what’s a blood libel, blaming the murders committed by the idf targeting unarmed people, on hamas. israel idf spokespeople commits blood libel after blood libel , the king of the blood libel is netanyahu. spare us your drama queen victimhood status.

      • just
        June 11, 2018, 10:54 pm

        Thanks for that, Annie. You are spot- on!

      • Annie Robbins
        June 12, 2018, 12:56 am

        first thing i thought of was actually the blood libel against the hares boys. guy pulls his truck over the the side of the road because he thinks somethings wrong with his tire. woman driver rear ends him and hurts her baby and makes up some story about a rock after calling her mother who works in netanyahu’s office, then the truck driver changes his story. then all these settlers start calling in claiming they had been hit by rocks earlier that day, tho not a one had called prior to this accusation. storm the nearest town and torture a bunch of kids and change the law to make rock throwing manslaughter, like a few years later! and they get 15 years or something! each, accusing them of killing the baby. if that’s not a blood libel i don’t know what is.

      • just
        June 12, 2018, 1:07 pm

        Annie~ it’s another stain on the “Jewish state” and an ongoing blood libel that I will remember, too.

        Here’s another one that I read yesterday:

        “Police Doctor Failed to Treat Wounded Bedouin Man During Deadly Umm al-Hiran Clashes …

        A police physician at the scene of the 2017 demolition in Umm al-Hiran claimed in her testimony that she had not seen the wounded body of Yakub Abu al-Kiyan, before he died, and therefore did not give him any medical treatment, contradicting other testimonies, Haaretz has learned.

        Nevertheless, the Justice Ministry’s department for the investigation of police officers and the State Prosecutor’s Office did not question her as a possible suspect, even though Kiyan, a Bedouin man police shot at the scene of the clash during the Bedouin village’s demolition, did not die immediately, but bled to death, and despite the fact that other testimonies contradicted her version of events.

        It was also learned that the police delayed submitting all the investigative materials to the department, as a result of which policemen involved were exposed to multiple versions of events and even got to see investigative material before submitting their own testimonies.

        Around a month after the incident the state prosecution closed the case against the policemen involved after concluding there was no reasonable suspicion that any of them had committed a crime.

        After that decision, Haaretz reported that after Kiyan was shot, which led to his vehicle accelerating and hitting and killing policeman Erez Levy, Kiyan was left to bleed to death at the scene without receiving any medical attention.

        Some policemen testified they had thought that Kiyan, who had been shot twice in the back and in his right leg, had been killed on the spot. But the pathology report said he was still alive after hitting Levy, and that he died from loss of blood.

        In turns out there was a police doctor and medical team on the scene at the time, and that Justice Ministry investigators had questioned her about the lack of medical attention given to Kiyan.

        According to a source familiar with the investigation, the physician testified that after being told of the car ramming she came to the scene, but did not see Kiyan and thus did not give him any treatment.

        She said when she came to the area where Levy had been hit, she focused on treating the two injured policemen and had not noticed any other injured person at the scene. She said it was only several hours later that she understood someone had been killed besides Levy.

        But the investigators were suspicious of her testimony, because Kiyan’s body, removed from the vehicle after the ramming, was only a few meters away from the injured policemen. Moreover, the investigators had collected other testimonies that contradicted the doctor’s account. One of these accounts said that the doctor saw Kiyan while she was treating the policemen yet issued no instructions to treat the man.

        Haaretz has learned that police investigators were divided over whether to question the physician again under caution – with an eye to filing charges – given her behavior at the scene. But in the end the department and the southern district prosecutor’s office decided against making such a recommendation.

        It also turns out that although the Justice Ministry had immediately announced it was launching an investigation into the deadly incidents, it took the police four days to hand in its findings, including the testimony and video of policemen taken from a hovering helicopter. Yet the police did release video footage of the incident to the media on the very same day that it occurred.

        Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich and other police sources issued media statements containing details about police conduct at the scene in an effort to demonstrate that Levy’s death had been a deliberate ramming attack. These public statements and the delays in transferring other materials significantly undermined investigators’ ability to get at the truth.

        According to several sources, the policemen involved in the shooting had been shown the video by other policemen before it was issued to the media and before they were called on to give testimony to their superiors a few hours later, developments which could well have influenced the version of events that these officers provided to investigators.

        https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-police-doctor-failed-to-treat-bedouin-man-in-negev-clash-1.6170888?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

        (sorry for the length, but this is behind the wall)

        I guess there’s a reason that nobody has commented on the article, eh? This continues by all of the IOF forces/medics/doctors. Yet they dare to question the professionalism and heart of Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, while celebrating their murdering & ‘brave’ snipers and the assassin Elor Azaria, etc. The US and the EU and others continue to pump them up with $$$, terrible weapons, praise, and always turning a blind eye. So does Bensouda. I have believed for a long, long time that Israel wants a perpetual state of war because they can continue the ongoing Nakba and the world says zip. Of course they never wanted peace and I seriously doubt that the great colonial powers did either. It’s been a horrific series of daily crimes against humanity and constant violations of international law that only the Palestinians have been the targeted victims of.

        The bedouins of Umm al-Hiran continue to be targeted victims of this horrid and violent state and have been for years…

      • jon s
        June 14, 2018, 3:05 pm

        Annie, eljay,
        Unarmed civilians protesting non-violently should not be targetted. Shooting unarmed civilians who pose no threat to anyone is a crime and should be treated as such.
        Armed terrorists attempting to cross the fence with guns, grenades and explosives, are, of course, in a different category. The challenge to the IDF is in making that distinction, especially when the terrorists are taking cover among the civilians, the usual Hamas strategy.
        And let’s not forget that arson is not a form of non-violence. The burning kites and helium baloons have caused hundreds of fires, burning fields and crops, pasture and nature preserves,and endangering lives. Incidentally , the helium for the baloons is taken from supplies delivered for hospital use in Gaza

      • Mooser
        June 14, 2018, 6:09 pm

        Don’t stop now, “Jon s”! One more comment will do the trick.
        And besides, what could it hurt?

      • Mooser
        June 14, 2018, 6:24 pm

        “Armed terrorists attempting to cross the fence with guns, grenades and explosives”

        Especially imaginery terrorists without gun, grenades and explosives. Those are the worst kind.

        How much “guns, grenades and explosives” (oh my!) did the IDF come up with?

      • eljay
        June 14, 2018, 9:01 pm

        || jon s: Annie, eljay,
        Unarmed civilians protesting non-violently should not be targetted. … ||

        Unless they are deemed by someone (the Israeli government, an IDF commander, a sniper outside of Gaza prison, etc.) to be “armed terrorists or criminals” and then its massacres away!

      • echinococcus
        June 14, 2018, 9:25 pm

        Johnny S,

        Shooting unarmed civilians who pose no threat to anyone is a crime and should be treated as such

        Correct, and you are an accessory.
        Look up what was done in Nuremberg to the no’count accomplices of too low a grade to be judged.

    • echinococcus
      June 11, 2018, 7:50 pm

      Johnny is really the best.

      He just gave us a link that confirms definitely that the 8-month-old baby girl was murdered by the genocidal Zionist entity.

      Whoever is paying Johnny is in the business of scoring auto-goals.

      • Mooser
        June 12, 2018, 1:12 pm

        “Whoever is paying Johnny…”

        …could never equal the deep-down personal satisfaction “Jon s” gets from knowing he is defending Israel so effectively, and that he is uniquely and completely qualified to do so. And make everybody like him in the process.
        (Not that “Jon s” ever shows his Mondo comments to anybody in Beersheba. He’s too modest.)

      • jon s
        June 14, 2018, 3:14 pm

        hechi,
        An 8 month old baby girl died and we all saw the heartbreaking photo of the mother holding her body. It turns out that Israel was not responsible for her death. According to this report the Gaza health authorities themselves have removed her name from the list of ” martyrs”.

      • Mooser
        June 14, 2018, 6:15 pm

        “An 8 month old baby girl died and we all saw the heartbreaking photo of the mother holding her body.”

        “Jon s”, Israel’s carnival barker. “spare us your drama queen victimhood status”.

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