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‘No food, no water to revive awaiting certain death…’: Horrifying report from Khuza’a village following Israeli attack

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Palestinians flee their homes following heavy Israeli shelling during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. (Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Palestinians flee their homes following heavy Israeli shelling during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. (Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

I just received this report from Yamen Radwan who lives in Khuza’a, a village east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip (Editor’s Note: The news from Khuza’a was mentioned briefly in Yousef Alhelou’s post earlier today). He sent me these updates over Facebook. His house was hit but he survived the attack.

Our Village #Khuza’a Still isolated from the world and practiced the occupation forces horrific massacre saluting fifty dead and hundreds wounded who does not prevent them saluting the #Red_Cross ambulances and the #media from entering the besieged village 48 hours ago… and still …

Martyrs and the wounded in the streets and under the rubble asking for help no one answered

Shots fired tank shells and sniper most of the houses were destroyed, including my house, #Red_Cross ambulances four times were hits , shot by the occupation forces offender.

No food, no water to revive awaiting certain death…

Therefore, we call upon everyone has the possibility to help break the siege and the introduction of Cross vehicles and ambulances to bring out the dead and wounded and the introduction of the media to expose the massacre that was committed in this town and raise the rubble of the detainees under the housing demolished.

Felice Gelman

Felice Gelman is a member of the Wespac Middle East committee and is on the board of the Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre

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  1. Kay24 on July 23, 2014, 4:42 pm

    This is terrible. This is what Israel really wanted. They wanted the Palestinian to suffer and perish. The SOBs have NO compassion for children who are horribly injured and killed by the dozens by their US made weapons. They are the Devil’s chosen. No decent people who pretend they are from a democratic nation, will resort to such inhumane treatment of helpless civilians.
    No decent people will support them, arm them and protect them at the UN.

    Time for decent people to speak out on behalf of these helpless people, who gets slaughtered every day.



    • michelle on July 24, 2014, 12:06 am

      i wonder if the Palestin people are fans of the famous
      i wonder if any of the children think about what it must
      be like to be Sasha and/or Malia Obama
      maybe they look at pictures of them and wonder
      if they might be friends if they had known one another
      maybe they have photos and/or interviews of their favorite
      singers actors sports figures writers inventers ectra
      maybe they dream of being like them one day
      maybe they make believe they are them like fans
      sometimes do …. maybe they play
      on the beach and pretend they’re playing for the World Cup
      i wonder what our famous think of these their fans
      G-d Bless

  2. just on July 23, 2014, 4:50 pm

    “No food, no water to revive awaiting certain death…”

    This is genocide, folks.

    (Felice thank you for bringing this to my attention, and thank you for your work yesterday @ FIDF)

    • Kay24 on July 23, 2014, 4:55 pm

      Sadly you are right, we knew this from the beginning, and we are complicit in these crimes. Holocalust No.2 going on in front of our eyes.

      • Boomer on July 23, 2014, 5:26 pm

        Yes, we are complicit. We have allowed the Palestinians to be relegated to refugee camps and to open air prisons, where they are now being slaughtered. Our elected leaders are unwilling to stop Israel, or to deny them anything. The only moral response I see then is to give the Palestinians a new home as citizens of the United States. Give them passage here, and let Israel take Gaza and what little of the West Bank remains to the Palestinians.

      • lysias on July 23, 2014, 5:41 pm

        More than 2 million more Palestinians able to vote in the U.S.? AIPAC would never allow that.

      • just on July 23, 2014, 5:41 pm

        Nope. Kick the settlers out, cut all funding and weapons to them, and have UN monitors on the ground to watch.

        Palestinians belong in Palestine, if they want to be in Palestine.

        btw, your scenario is the Zionists’ dream. I know you probably mean well, but it ain’t gonna fly.

      • Kay24 on July 23, 2014, 7:44 pm

        Helen Thomas was right….send the illegal settlers back to where they came from.

      • just on July 23, 2014, 7:53 pm

        She was right then, and it’s right now.

        Despicable what happened to her for speaking the truth. It’s taking a lot of people a long time to recognize the damage done by our ‘special relationship’ with the apartheid state, and it will take even longer to make amends.

      • Kay24 on July 23, 2014, 6:56 pm

        That would be an easy way out of this misery, but that would mean the loss of identity, their history, and culture in their lands, for generations, being wiped out. This is a crime.
        The choice must be the Palestinians.
        Funny, zionists keep saying Arabs want to “wipe them off the map” but take a look at any recent map, and anyone can see who really is being ethnically cleansed.

      • Abierno on July 23, 2014, 7:14 pm

        Then they will simply move on to occupy portions of Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, and of course, Sinai as well as the Suez canal. This will, of course, be undertaken in the name of security, with the rationale that the existence, integrity and safety of Eretz Israel is severely threatened without these additional territories.

      • wondering jew on July 23, 2014, 11:05 pm

        Israel has signed a peace treaty with Jordan and is prepared to sign one with Lebanon from which it has withdrawn up to the blue line affirmed by the UN. It also has a peace treaty with Egypt and has withdrawn from the Sinai. But this is not useful to your rhetoric, so why let facts stand in the way. Go preach to the choir. The choir won’t contradict you.

      • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 9:25 am

        @ yonah freedman

        Y worry? US senate is totally bribed by AIPAC matrix?

      • samlebon2306 on July 23, 2014, 8:55 pm

        This exactly what they want.

    • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 9:23 am

      Me too!

  3. RobertB on July 23, 2014, 4:58 pm

    US Aid to Israel – The Real Deal

    By Video

    “The special relationship between Israel and the United States goes deep…real deep. It’s based on security, conflict and most of all money. Most of it for the Israeli military. But with over 650 people killed in Gaza just this July and the Israeli military’s long list human rights abuses, is this special relationship worth the price?”

    Posted July 23, 2014

  4. seafoid on July 23, 2014, 4:59 pm

    The First Handwringing Brigade of Liberal Judaism is due to parachute in bromides in the next few minutes.

    • just on July 23, 2014, 5:07 pm

      grimacing an lol, jaw clenched.

      • Kay24 on July 23, 2014, 6:18 pm

        Ted Cruz has just attacked Obama accusing him of using the FAA for the punitive economic boycott of Israel.
        Looks like AIPAC has unleashed their servants. More to come.

      • just on July 23, 2014, 6:24 pm

        No surprise there.

        Bloomberg pulled a nutty on wolf when he was asked if he thought that the ban was politically motivated– I guess he didn’t get the memo, or maybe he has enough $$$ himself.

      • Basilio on July 23, 2014, 9:13 pm

        Do you know what Obama should say if he’s honest? First of all, “Are you saying you don’t want to ensure our people are safe? This is what the FAA naturally recommends. Yet, you prefer to ignore that over politics? ” I understand that probably nothing would happen to people flying into Tel Aviv, but people like to be conservative. Obama doesn’t have complete control over the bureaucracy. It’s not like the US doesn’t issue travel warnings. It does.

      • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 10:26 am

        The zionist rag Algemeiner says Obama is using FAA to harm Israel, directly implying there ‘s no problem of safety to Americans in flying to and from Israel regardless of HAMAS missiles and the death of the airliner over Ukraine that especially harmed the Dutch.

      • SQ Debris on July 23, 2014, 10:30 pm

        According to Netanyahu, Israel is butchering Palestinians because Hamas rockets have made life unlivable in Israel. Everyone is in danger all the time wherever they are! So the FAA believes Netanyahu and judiciously bans flights to Tel Aviv. Then Netanyahu says, “No,no,no, it’s perfectly safe.” If it’s perfectly safe, then the butchery is just for the fun of killing Palestinians.

      • wondering jew on July 23, 2014, 10:47 pm

        I wish Israel had followed a different path towards tolerance of the reconciliation of Hamas and Fatah, but that is not the Likud’s path and because their path does not seem to include a resolution (that seems feasible) I oppose it as wrongheaded. Nonetheless, the logic that SQ Debris offers here is faulty. Removed from its context, rockets from Gaza are not tolerable. Certainly if Ben Gurion Airport was in Ashkelon, it would be too dangerous to really fly out of there or into there. But the airport is not that close to Gaza and it is not really that unsafe. But not every inch of Israel has to be unsafe in order to declare the rocket fire intolerable for the government, even if it is safe to fly out of Ben Gurion.

      • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 10:32 am

        @ SQ Debris
        Israel regime says, on the one hand, that there’s no worry about rockets from HAMS regarding BG airport, yet those rockets are its excuse for kiling Gaza civilians at a rate of 75% according to UN, with 33% of those killed by IDF being kids.

      • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 10:22 am

        Yeah, Cruz says Obama is screwing Israel–Algemeinier, that Zionist rag, is covering it, saying so.

      • Pixel on July 24, 2014, 11:17 am


      • Pixel on July 24, 2014, 11:19 am

        (+1 @just )

      • MahaneYehude1 on July 24, 2014, 11:28 am



        Correct!! I agree with you.

  5. Kay24 on July 23, 2014, 6:36 pm

    Kerry leaves ME without any breakthrough in ceasefire talks.

    The massacre will go one.

    • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 10:46 am

      @ Ka24
      Is there anyone more ridiculous that Kerry? Consider that Kerry can’t say anything officially unless it has Obama’s blessing. Obama is a real disgrace. U want reality politics? Obama already got the Noble Prize for Peace. Most Americans are just ignoring foreign policy. If you want to see why, go watch PBS show on Poor Kids in USA. It’s delivered through the real voices of American poor kids with no narrative direction. Really hard to support US foreign aid to Israel after watching this show, and I can’t help thinking of the crisis in Detroit. That does not seem to bother the US Congress. Sheldon Adleson and Soros reign supreme as to US financial aid to anybody; it’s not Americans they care about, just the Jews in Israel. US campaign finance law is killing American kids. It’s a real domestic issue, but US mainstream media treats it as a foreign policy deal. The two are connected. Dick and Jane need to wake up.

  6. LanceThruster on July 23, 2014, 7:38 pm

    There was a time when such brutality took place mostly in the shadows. Now it is done right out in the open.

    • Kay24 on July 23, 2014, 8:50 pm

      Still, no one does a thing to help the victims of savagery and hate.

      • LanceThruster on July 23, 2014, 8:58 pm

        Certainly not enough.

      • seafoid on July 24, 2014, 4:49 am

        “In an interview with Sky News this morning British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has reiterated the view that Israel has a legitimate right to defend itself but warned that international sympathy was running out.

        On a visit to the region, he told Sky News that his clear message to Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was “as the campaign goes on and civilian casualties mount, western public opinion is becoming more and more concerned and less sympathetic to Israel”.

        Hammond said Britain was urging Israel to move towards a cease fire but it “takes two to tango.”

        He said: “We are appealing to Israel [to consider] their western values and do everything they can to exercise their legitimately right to self defence while minimising the damage caused.”

        He added that discussions were ongoing with Hamas, but the negotiations did not involve the UK and “had to be through the channels that Egypt had created”.

        Asked about the impact of a UNHCR decision to carry out a war crimes investigation, he said:

        “I think that is a clear message as the campaign goes on and civilian casualties mount, western public opinion is becoming more and more concerned and less sympathetic to Israel. That is simply a fact.”

        He added: “It is also the case that the longer the campaign goes on the stronger Hamas becomines politically.”

      • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 10:57 am

        @ seafoid
        I have not seen any US mainstream media broadcast of what HAMAS has to say about the situation in Gaza, but Bibi Netanyahu’s take is all over US mainstream media news. Why is that? Given AIPAC, is that a rhetorical question? Are we left with Imus In The Morning to explain the why and what is happening in Gaza? Really depressing, this state of Take your pick.

  7. can of worms on July 23, 2014, 9:31 pm

    Boomer says “We have allowed the Palestinians to be relegated to refugee camps and to open air prisons, where they are now being slaughtered.”

    Through the last years israelis were either rooting “level Gaza”, “turn Gaza into a parking lot”, “send it back to the stone age”, or else turning a blind eye to Gaza altogether, out of sight out of mind.

  8. Qualtrough on July 23, 2014, 11:44 pm

    Never again? Guess we can scrap that one.

  9. Daniel Rich on July 23, 2014, 11:50 pm

    I think the hasbara troll that was sent in to explain to everyone why Khuza’a has to be razed to the ground must have lost his kippah somewhere in the maze and can’t find it…

  10. kalithea on July 24, 2014, 12:02 am

    What Israel is doing is so barbaric, so grotesque and depraved; it’s clear just how hate-driven this massacre against the people of Gaza is and the abuse against Gaza’s children is unspeakable. This is an outrage.

    War crimes.

  11. crone on July 24, 2014, 12:05 am

    International Anger Mounts Against Israel

    Ecuador has recalled its Ambassador from Israel, Chile has suspended its free trade agreement negotiations. Bolivia’s President Evo Morales and Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro have called the assault on Gaza genocide and “extermination”, with Maduro demanding that the UN address the: “systematic violation of the Human Rights of the Palestinian population in Gaza by the State of Israel and adopt the necessary measures to halt those violations.” Venezuela severed all relations with Israel after its last massacre, “Cast Lead” over Christmas and New Year 2008-2009.

    … snip

    Meanwhile, amid massive protests in South Africa, the African National Congress in Parliament (who suffered their own long years of apartheid) is calling for the Israeli Ambassador to leave with “immediate effect” and for the South African Ambassador to Tel Aviv to be immediately recalled.

    … snip

    In Europe, the Norwegian government is resisting pressure to expel the Israeli Ambassador from pro-Palestinian and human rights organizations with the leader of the Joint Committee for Palestine (Fellesutvalget for Palestina, FuP), Anna Lund Bjørnsen telling Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK): “Norway can not uncritically maintain close diplomatic relations with a state that does not show respect for human life, international treaties or UN conventions.”

    much more

    Norwegian Dr Mads Gilbert stated on Democracy Now:

    “This was truly a massacre, and the injuries were just horrible … Children came in without heads and totally dismantled by the shelling of the residential areas.”

    On the same day, Monday July 21st, Obama merely said weakly that he had “serious concerns.” Pathetic!

  12. kalithea on July 24, 2014, 12:47 am

    Shuja-iyeh – Khuza’a



  13. seafoid on July 24, 2014, 4:01 am

    Slaughter in Gaza- remember who is watching.

    :What slices American Jewry into segments is age. Anyone over 70 remembers the Holocaust and is religiously committed to Israel. Anyone over 50 remembers the younger Israel and finds it hard to free himself of its charm. But anyone under 30 experiences a duality: On one hand, he is drawn to the Israel of high-tech and Tel Aviv and night life, but on the other hand, he is horrified by the Israel of the “price-tag” attacks and the exclusion of women. When this duality comes into contact with a hostile left-wing atmosphere, the results are devastating. Many students at Harvard and Columbia and Stanford feel that current Israeli politics makes it hard for them to love Israel.
    Thus when Netanyahu is getting high on the sweeping support of the American Jewish establishment, he is disconnected from reality. He has no idea where the new America stands, and he has no idea where young Jews stand. He doesn’t understand what’s happening at the universities where he himself studied. The first Israeli prime minister to speak perfect English speaks 1970s- and 1980s-era American.”

    Israel deserves the crash that is coming.

    • traintosiberia on July 24, 2014, 6:50 am

      Haaretz is yearning to have the good old days back. Jingoistic Arab leaders breathing fire . Palestine getting ovation from 3 rd world countries with no power in UN NAM,
      American campus and British campus have no Muslim presence. Israel with US fight the bad people in Middle East . No reporter in Gaza and Wrst Bank. That was the golden days . An enemy could be blamed for being a member of a decreipt value system around it. An enemy could be ridiculed, shamed,ignored and blamed for pathetic losses from 1947 to 1973 and also could be accused of starting the wars falsely without fear of getting exposed. 3rd world countries consisted of poor India and poor China and poorer Latin America ,SE Asia and impotently corrupt Iran,Iraq,Egypt,Turkey. Any narrative could be shoveled down the throat successfully as was done on the honest,poor,persecuted and ill informed Holocaust generation for decades prior and after the Holocaust.
      What hurts Haaretz is the loss of the carefully managed and created image . What hurts Haaretz is the confidence and vigor the Palestinian exhibits that their forefathers did not It was not that the forefathers did not know how to stand up,fight or protect. They had faith in justice in humanity,in common sense,and believed that a honest settlement could be reached. They underestimated and miscalculated the depth of the Zionist pathetic deception . The ill preparation for the fight came from the culture that had faith that justice and the zeitgeist of the self determination would prevail. This generation has seen it all.They have seen the corruption of the monarchs,dictators sheiks,and of the democrats within their friend circles. They have seen the deception ,played on them by Soviet,Chian,France,UK,and US This generation would die rather flee and when they die they would leave all the thousands fingers of different ages pointing blame at the core of the Zionism. Haaretz knows that Israel loses when it loses thecarefully crafted image of the moral authority . It does not lose anything when it loses the moral authority which Israel never had . The propangada within and outside are falling apart.
      Some Islamophobe some opportunistic,some bribed will support Israel. But their power is diminishing . Sheldon or Marcus or Singer can pay only so much for only so long . Capitalism is getting very poor in returning real money in the west .3rd world citizen don’t believe any more the Western narrative , their own experiences have taught and inserted that reality into the DNA.

    • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 2:01 pm

      The system how the US gets its elected government really needs to be changed. That future US foreign policy depends on the whims of the younger generation of 2% of its citizens is an acute Achilles heel, as it is currently in the hands of the Jewish Establishment orchestrated by AIPAC. Future history books about America will tell readers the USA lost it’s soul and went beyond repair to the dismay of the whole world–due to this flaw, this flaw which enabled a tiny foreign state without oil to rule the lone superpower in the world. The readers of history in the future will see that the US electoral system was a form of bribery with no cut-off for this foreign country of Israel’s proxy cash via a 5th column in the USA.

  14. mijj on July 24, 2014, 5:18 am

    Zionist mythology would have us believe this coin is either fake or from a parallel universe:

  15. gracie fr on July 24, 2014, 6:10 am

    Salon’s Article on Israel Loosing the media war….
    One of its first instructions is that pro-Israeli propagandists need to show empathy. The manual insists that they should “show empathy for BOTH sides” (caps in original) as a way of gaining credibility and trust. To make sure that the point is understood, the manual repeats again (in bold, and underlined this time) the instruction “use Empathy”—the suggestion being that empathy is an important tool to be used in the propaganda war.

    When innocent Palestinian children and women are killed, the first response should be to show empathy; the next is to reframe the issue stating that Israel is not to blame and that it is only defending itself and further that it only wants peace. Even when it is raining death and destruction on Palestinians, the manual is clear: “Remind people—again and again—that Israel wants peace.”

    • Citizen on July 24, 2014, 2:04 pm

      Yep, gracie fr they’ve laid out the formula for continue US enablement–it’s interesting that nevertheless , Bibi N still finds it hard to do.

  16. RobertB on July 24, 2014, 6:43 am

    AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America’s Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

    By Stephen M. Walt

    July 23, 2014

    — The official name for Israel’s latest assault on Gaza is “Operation Protective Edge.” A better name would be “Operation Déjà Vu.” As it has on several prior occasions, Israel is using weapons provided by U.S. taxpayers to bombard the captive and impoverished Palestinians in Gaza, where the death toll now exceeds 500. As usual, the U.S. government is siding with Israel, even though most American leaders understand Israel instigated the latest round of violence, is not acting with restraint, and that its actions make Washington look callous and hypocritical in the eyes of most of the world.

    This Orwellian situation is eloquent testimony to the continued political clout of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and the other hardline elements of the Israel lobby. There is no other plausible explanation for the supine behavior of the U.S. Congress–including some of its most “progressive” members–or the shallow hypocrisy of the Obama administration, especially those officials known for their purported commitment to human rights.

    The immediate cause of this latest one-sided bloodletting was the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli hikers in the occupied West Bank, followed shortly thereafter by the kidnapping and fatal burning of a Palestinian teenager by several Israelis. According to J.J. Goldberg’s reporting in the Jewish newspaper Forward, the Netanyahu government blamed Hamas for the kidnappings without evidence and pretended the kidnapped Israelis were still alive for several weeks, even though there was evidence indicating the victims were already dead. It perpetrated this deception in order to whip up anti-Arab sentiment and make it easier to justify punitive operations in the West Bank and Gaza.

    And why did Netanyahu decide to go on another rampage in Gaza? As Nathan Thrall of the International Crisis Group points out, the real motive is neither vengeance nor a desire to protect Israel from Hamas’ rocket fire, which has been virtually non-existent over the past two years and is largely ineffectual anyway. Netanyahu’s real purpose was to undermine the recent agreement between Hamas and Fatah for a unity government. Given Netanyahu’s personal commitment to keeping the West Bank and creating a “greater Israel,” the last thing he wants is a unified Palestinian leadership that might press him to get serious about a two-state solution. Ergo, he sought to isolate and severely damage Hamas and drive a new wedge between the two Palestinian factions.

  17. fingrinn on July 24, 2014, 6:52 am

    How much longer do we have to witness this atrocity and genocide against a people and remain silent?
    Face reality and swallow the bitter pill of truth. I do not condemn you because of your
    faith after all it is something that belongs to you. I condemn you as a person of conscience with a voice. My humanity demands it. My soul craves it. I do not raise my fists in anger towards you.

    Exposed to a common, consistent message by your ruling elite. You are a victim, Arabs want to wipe you off the earth, we must kill, kill, and kill some more. And when we are done, mow the lawn. By your own leaders words you condemn yourselves. But yet the controlled masses are silent in opposition, but loud in their approval.
    We must wipe these infiltrators of the face of existence, and our land. Again your leaders words, not mine.
    Your beliefs, not mine. Something I will never condone or accept as a person of conscience. When I finally pass from this existence I will pass knowing that I had tried to balance my soul with something good. I spoke in a sea of voices, and was not silent.

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    I do not wish this lesson to be rewritten in my lifetime.

    Any historical reference to the massacres against the indigenous inhabitants before the creation of the state of Israel conveniently forgotten and banned from curriculum and where the only photo of a Palestinian in some history books is one dressed up as a terrorist holding a gun. Every means taken to beat into submission and cower a once proud people with a rich history. Genocide but with a much more palatable aftertaste. Genocide 21st century Israeli style. Erasing from your history the ethnic cleansing from once proud cities like Jaffa and its peoples expulsion, driven into the sea. Covering the Palestinian graves and villages with Jewish only ones.

    Do you not see the irony?

    We must take their land by force and destroy 800,000 olive trees. Their means of livelihood, We must diverted their water to our Kibbutz, because it is our God given right to steal. All the while casting away as trash the laws of an ancient God whom anointed you as the chosen ones. What a mockery you make of Him and yourselves.

    The rot starts at the head with your masters calling for the Genocide of Palestinians in your Knesset, the rape of their woman, and the murder of their children.
    Your Rabbinical edicts offering their professional teachings on how it is OK to Murder the children of your enemy. One only has to examine the teachings of Torah Hamelech (The King’s Torah) on how Arabs are perceived to be a threat to the purity of the Jewish religion, blood, and State and how the “infiltrators” must be driven into the sea.
    My heart bleeds for the state of Israel. You were given so much, and at the same time dishonor you history. A tragedy in the making in real life recording your own undoing. Constantly exposed on social media, and by your own who are “Breaking the silence” for what you have become. If only modern communication was around 75 years ago. How history could have been different.

    History exposes you for what you have become. You have become the thing that caused your own people some much misery. My heart bleeds because it was a lesson 6 million of your people involuntary died to teach you.

    Your Masters carefully calculating the daily nutrition required to keep your conquered captives in a state of existence in Gaza. Nothing more. Cattle. The only flour factory bombed, the only airfield ploughed up. The factories desperately needed to rebuild their miserable existence erased. Power utilities destroyed, Their places of worship desecrated, vandalized and destroyed. Yours sacred where no Gentile dare deface, lest he be labeled Anti Semite and imprisoned. Controlled by guilt for deeds our ancestors did or dint do.
    Walls surrounding them, denying them the beauty of something so simple as the Horizon at sunset. Or the warm kiss of the sun.
    Human shields? The IDFs “Neighbor policy” was Human shields, painted in non threatening words to deceive and sanitize. Let he without sin, cast the first stone.

    Does the world forget the last tyrant in modern history who tried to erase a people from existence, Based on religion, color and racial purity?
    How quickly We forget. How quickly They forget.
    How quickly the tragedy of the Holocaust turned into Do unto others, as they do unto you.
    How quickly it is justified the slaughter of 28 family members, so you can erase one suspected militant.
    How easily International law granting them the right to resist as an occupied people is never spoken.
    How readily Israel cries in anguish when 3 teenagers are brutally kidnapped and murdered to the world , Whilst quietly pretending that the 3 Palestinians that are murdered by the IDF each and every week for years is irrelevant and meaningless.
    Maintain the silence whilst pretending to hold the moral high ground.
    How easily the words of anti Semite, 6 million and holocaust slips off the tongue. Words abused to silence voices and stifle debate about the morality and legality of it all.
    Words of victim-hood, justification, and alibi.
    I mourn for the loss of whole generations be it Palestinian or Jew, Sudanese or any other people.
    I also remember history that records up to 25 million allied forces that died in WW2 to defeat this kind of atrocity against fellow mankind. How easily we are made to feel guilt for not sacrificing enough.
    There can be no future for Israel without peace, compassion and acknowledgement for past injustices committed by all.
    My voice does not just say shame, but words like bully, hypocrisy, infanticide, thief, genocide and war crimes.
    Enough is enough. Symbolically lay down your swords and turn them into plows in the field of peace. How much longer must you carry anger and hate, that eats at the soul of Israel?
    What line must be crossed before you challenge openly the hate and rhetoric feed to you, you 5 year old grandchildren, sons, daughters, and friends?
    You remain silent when property is illegally confiscated, whole villages forcible cleared, ethnic minorities mobbed and abused, and ghettos established in your name.

    • just on July 24, 2014, 8:51 am

      well said, fingrinn– very powerful and true.

      thank you & welcome.

    • Pixel on July 24, 2014, 11:36 am


      “I do not wish this lesson to be rewritten in my lifetime.”

      It already has been.

  18. seafoid on July 24, 2014, 8:21 am
    “The website “Walla!” published talkback comments on an article about the four children killed on the Gaza beach. Shani Moyal: “I couldn’t care less that Arab children were killed, too bad it wasn’t more. Well done to the IDF.” Stav Sabah: “Really, these are great pictures. They make me so happy, I want to look at them again and again.” Sharon Avishi: “Only four? Too bad. We hoped for more.” Daniela Turgeman: “Great. We need to kill all the children.” Chaya Hatnovich: “There isn’t a more beautiful picture than those of dead Arab children.” Orna Peretz: “Why only four?” Rachel Cohen: “I’m not for children dying in Gaza. I’m for everyone burning.” Tami Mashan: “As many children as possible should die.”
    “Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. 4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods,[b] Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.”

    5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the Lord.” 6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”

    • just on July 24, 2014, 8:38 am

      The evil comments wrt the 4 precious children should be spread far and wide… perhaps available in church bulletins and services this Sunday…it would prove instructive to the masses.

      btw– I was thinking of the PCUSA vote and wondering how the dissenters feel now…

  19. just on July 24, 2014, 8:34 am

    Ban lifted… so who wants to go to Israel now that everything is ‘safe and normal’?

    Anyone who does is an idiot. Who wants to fly to war? If a rocket hits a plane or BG, Hamas will be blamed– not Israel, not the FAA, not the airline, not the passenger or the crew. So remember folks, Israel does not care about safety of international passengers during this war of their making and execution, they care about your shekels.

    • just on July 24, 2014, 9:55 am

      one more thing…the airport is a “legitimate” target because the IAF uses it……..

  20. Justpassingby on July 24, 2014, 8:45 am

    40 killed today!
    Before the day is over, probably 800 will have been killed by Israel

  21. seafoid on July 24, 2014, 9:32 am
    Israel’s finance minister Naftali Bennett has given an unapologetic interview to Sky News, accusing Hamas of using their own civilians as human shields, adding that “you fight back – there is now proportionality when you fight terror.”
    Asked about growing support for Hamas in the face of increasing bloodshed in Gaza, he called supporters of Hamas “immoral”, adding:
    We want to live side by side, it’s them who are running after us. We handed them the land and they turned it into a fortress of terror.”

    • traintosiberia on July 24, 2014, 10:10 am

      Did he kill “the Arabs” for they did not want to live side by side as half citizen?
      Bennett should read the NY Times archives and look up the last paragraph confirming the failure of the Arabs to get the UN Assembly consider the proposal for a Federal State of Palestine with a constitution directly drawing ideas from that of US.

  22. just on July 24, 2014, 9:45 am

    “We want to live side by side, it’s them who are running after us. We handed them the land and they turned it into a fortress of terror.”

    What breathtaking hubris he has, and terrible filthy lies he tells, seafoid.

    • seafoid on July 24, 2014, 10:58 am

      This is one of the people who Rick Jacobs wants US Reform Jews to support politically, no questions asked. The Jewish prison.

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