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israelfacts:

Israel approves 1,100 illegal homes in East Jerusalem just three days after their call for renewed negotiations with the PA

Israel’s government has granted the go-ahead for construction of 1,100 new housing units in illegally occupied east Jerusalem, raising already heightened tensions fuelled by last week’s Palestinian move to seek full UN membership.

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The American response of head shaking and frowning is not sufficient. We must at the very least cut, and I mean cut to the bone, any and all financial support for Israel until they get serious about peace and returning to the pre-1967 borders.

(Reblogged from pieceinthepuzzlehumanity-deacti)

There is another significant anniversary this week, one that is not attracting the same attention as the commemorations of 9/11: September 16-17, 1982, Around 3000 were massacred in Sabra and Chatila…The world will not observe a minute of silence for the innocent victims of Sabra and Chatila, nor will there be news coverage of the survivors and the unhappy life they lead on the scene of this horrible crime. Let us, at least, honor the victims by publishing this on our walls

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Stemming from a deadly Israeli commando raid in international waters on a Turkish flotilla delivering aid to the Palestinian territory of Gaza in May last year, the crisis has escalated in recent days over Israel’s decision not to apologize for the raid that claimed the lives of nine Turkish activists. It has also said it will keep its controversial naval blockade on the Gaza Strip in place.

“Israel defends its interests and its government will not apologize,” Israel Katz, Israel’s transport minister and a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, said last week. “Israel maintains its naval blockade of Gaza to stop the transfer of weapons to terrorists from Hamas.”

Turkey responded to Israel’s hard line by ejecting Israel’s ambassador, suspending military agreements with the Jewish state and threatening to lodge a legal case against Israel before the International Criminal Court. It also condemned the United Nations report on the flotilla raid, which described the Israeli operation as “excessive” but “legal,” as it failed to condemn the naval blockade.

Turkey’s response was swift and aggressive. Just days after the report was published, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed plans to increase Turkey’s marine presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and then announced at a subsequent press conference that “trade relations, military relations, the relationships between defense companies - all of these things [with Israel] will be completely frozen.” He added that “additional steps will follow” suggesting more sanctions against Israel.

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intoxicatedspirit:

A truly tragic story of a Palestinian mother living in Gaza. Please read her story.

Late one afternoon, I meet Kauthar, a pretty young mother of four, as she entertains her 9-month-old son Muhammad in front of their demolished home in Abed Rabbo, Jabaliya.
I ask Kauthar if everyone in her family is safe. She shakes her head and points toward the sky. Then she tells me the shocking story of how two of her daughters died on Jan. 7, 2009, the 5th day of the Israeli invasion.She says that on that day, the Israeli soldiers used loudspeakers to warn people to vacate their homes. Abed Rabbo had already been under attack from the air, and now the soldiers were going to raze all of the buildings with dynamite.Kauthar, her daughters Amal, 3, Samar, 4, and Suad, 7, and her mother-in-law, came out of the house as instructed, bearing a white flag. An Israeli tank sat 10 meters away. After a few minutes, an Israeli soldier opened fire, shooting the three little girls. As Kauthar’s mother-in-law picked up one of the girls and turned to run back inside the house, she was shot as well.
Other family members helped pull the girls back into the house. Khalid, the father, began calling everyone he knew for help. The family was stuck inside the house for three hours. There was an ambulance nearby, but Israelis ordered the driver from behind the wheel and shot at it. Amal and Suad died inside the house.Finally the grandfather walked out of the house carrying one of the dead girls, in hopes that he wouldn’t be shot. The soldiers allowed him out and the rest of the family followed. As they departed the neighborhood, Khalid said the soldiers shot at their feet.

intoxicatedspirit:

A truly tragic story of a Palestinian mother living in Gaza. Please read her story.

Late one afternoon, I meet Kauthar, a pretty young mother of four, as she entertains her 9-month-old son Muhammad in front of their demolished home in Abed Rabbo, Jabaliya.

I ask Kauthar if everyone in her family is safe. She shakes her head and points toward the sky. Then she tells me the shocking story of how two of her daughters died on Jan. 7, 2009, the 5th day of the Israeli invasion.

She says that on that day, the Israeli soldiers used loudspeakers to warn people to vacate their homes. Abed Rabbo had already been under attack from the air, and now the soldiers were going to raze all of the buildings with dynamite.

Kauthar, her daughters Amal, 3, Samar, 4, and Suad, 7, and her mother-in-law, came out of the house as instructed, bearing a white flag. An Israeli tank sat 10 meters away. After a few minutes, an Israeli soldier opened fire, shooting the three little girls. As Kauthar’s mother-in-law picked up one of the girls and turned to run back inside the house, she was shot as well.

Other family members helped pull the girls back into the house. Khalid, the father, began calling everyone he knew for help. The family was stuck inside the house for three hours. There was an ambulance nearby, but Israelis ordered the driver from behind the wheel and shot at it. Amal and Suad died inside the house.

Finally the grandfather walked out of the house carrying one of the dead girls, in hopes that he wouldn’t be shot. The soldiers allowed him out and the rest of the family followed. As they departed the neighborhood, Khalid said the soldiers shot at their feet.

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al-qudseya:


Huda Al-KhawajaDuring an Israeli army assault on Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem on 08.03.2002, Israeli soldiers hammered on the house door of Huda Al-Khawaja in search of “alleged weapons”. As Huda approaches the door to open it, the soldiers blow it up using explosives injuring her seriously. She fell to the ground bleeding while her husband and children surrounded her, cried and pleaded with the soldiers to get medical help and save her. But the soldiers refused and went on with their search of the alleged weapons which were never found. During the search, the soldiers destroyed the property of Al-Khawaja family and several walls in the house all while ignoring the dying Huda. Huda, 31 years old mother of 5, was left for one whole hour to bleed to death before the Israeli army finally allowed medical help to come — it was too late.

when the IDF commander who was in charge of the events that happened that day , was interviewed about the murder, he responded ”it was a mistake”
Tell that to her children and husband.
watch it here…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW1-_JmXQt0

al-qudseya:

Huda Al-Khawaja
During an Israeli army assault on Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem on 08.03.2002, Israeli soldiers hammered on the house door of Huda Al-Khawaja in search of “alleged weapons”. As Huda approaches the door to open it, the soldiers blow it up using explosives injuring her seriously. She fell to the ground bleeding while her husband and children surrounded her, cried and pleaded with the soldiers to get medical help and save her. But the soldiers refused and went on with their search of the alleged weapons which were never found. During the search, the soldiers destroyed the property of Al-Khawaja family and several walls in the house all while ignoring the dying Huda. Huda, 31 years old mother of 5, was left for one whole hour to bleed to death before the Israeli army finally allowed medical help to come — it was too late.

when the IDF commander who was in charge of the events that happened that day , was interviewed about the murder, he responded ”it was a mistake”

Tell that to her children and husband.

watch it here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW1-_JmXQt0

(Reblogged from danholepond)