Palestinian militants have figured out extremely inexpensive ways to violently harass southern Israelis ... kites, balloons and occasions (sic) endangered hawks come to mind.
Y’ur right DB. To think that endangered hawks are used to murder and maim peace-loving Israelis, living on land formerly stolen by the Palestinians, who don’t understand God willed it to the Jews a long time ago. They, the Palestinians, must learn, but for the time being, the carnage and terror wreaked by the kites and balloons and the hawks is terrible, striking fear into the hearts of Jews not only in the sacred motherland, but the world over.
I am powerless to help you DB, but I feel you pain.
CC of recent missive to Canadian PM J. Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
I read at the Government of Canada’s website ... Canadian policy on key issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in the section titled - Occupied Territories and Settlements:
“Canada does not recognize permanent Israeli control over territories occupied in 1967 (the Golan Heights, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip). The Fourth Geneva Convention applies in the occupied territories and establishes Israel's obligations as an occupying power, in particular with respect to the humane treatment of the inhabitants of the occupied territories. As referred to in UN Security Council Resolutions 446 and 465, Israeli settlements in the occupied territories are a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”
However, then I read of Canada’s vote in the UN General Assembly -
UN Resolution: A/RES/73/97
Title: Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
Vote tally (2018-12-07)
Canada voted NO, supporting those paragons of the principle of universality of international law; Israel and the United States of America, and seconded by important Canadian allies – the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (the Federated States of), and Nauru.
On December 7, 2018, Canada voted in the UN contrary to the stated aims of the Canadian government, and the opinion of a majority of Canadians and a clear majority of the world’s population as reflected in the above UNGA vote.
This is one of many such resolutions, again and again Canada voting against the interests of Canadians, against the stated position(s) of the Canadian government, against international law, and against basic human decency.
Why did/does this happen?
Whose interests do these Canadian votes in the UN represent?
Is it really Justin Trudeau’s unshakable love of and loyalty to the Zionist state of Israel?
The Zionist state which respects no law or authority beyond it’s own cruel violence, used continuously for many decades against its neighbours, coupled with its lethal racist mistreatment of the indigenous people of Palestine.
With federal elections looming this year (2019), Justin Trudeau must clarify and explain Canada’s current and future position on Israel/Palestine, and how Canadians can expect these positions to play out in the future in international fora such as the UNGA, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, commercial and political relationships with the state of Israel.
CC of e-mail to Canada's Prime minister Justin Trudeau,
From a recent post (Nov 29) at Médecins Sans Frontières’ web site
one can read -
"The huge numbers of patients with complex and serious gunshot wounds are overwhelming the healthcare system in Gaza
Untreated wounds could lead to lifelong disability for many, and untreated infections pose the risk of amputation or even death
MSF calls on the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to facilitate the treatment of patients in Gaza and abroad, and urges other countries to offer funding and space in hospitals where advanced surgical capacity exists
Although MSF and other organizations are working hard to provide treatment for these patients, the scale of the needs is quickly becoming overwhelming, challenging our continued ability to respond.
The situation is also worsening as more people are shot, wounded flesh and bone dies, and the risk of infection increases."
Mr. Trudeau, knowing your personal commitment to human rights and Canada’s long tradition of offering humanitarian aid (eg. Canada’s aid to the Rohingas, to Haiti etc.), I call on your government to take the following steps to alleviate the suffering in Gaza -
1. Immediately ship needed medical equipment and supplies directly to the Gaza strip.
2. Offer to make available and fly emergency cases to Canada where the medical facilities exist capable of dealing with the grievously injured Palestinians.
3. Demand that Israel immediately cease the brutal assault by the Israeli military on unarmed Palestinians who are protesting for their rights under international law.
4. Demand that Israel immediately lift the cruel criminal blockade of Gaza, ongoing now for over ten years.