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Agricultural Workers Union: 1250 Dunums of Land Destroyed Last Week By Israeli Army in Gaza

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Al Amjad
- 3947 days ago -
The Palestinian Union of Agricultural Workers issued a report on Wednesday stating that the Israeli army has destroyed 1250 dunums of agricultural lands belonging to farmers in the Gaza strip.

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Jennifer P (7)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 9:31 am
I always wonder how the cowards in the idf can look themselves in the mirror after they commit heinous crimes against other humans (I say this knowing that they refer to them with names from the animal kingdom which I won't mention here), but indirectly to themselves.

Palestinians aren't attacking, their defending. How much longer before the israeli government realizes that the world isn't stupid???

Dave Kane (308)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 9:48 am
Hey, they've -- the Israeli state -- gotten away with everything they've done so far. Why would they change. Just like the Bush regime, why change anything when it all suits them just fine?

As long as the world is their oyster they have no reason to change.

If they are not forced to change, they will not. Their own citizens need to take them down. The governments should serve the people-- period. That is the only reason for them to exist in the first place. They should be torn down if they refuse to listen to their own citizens.


Anita H (142)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 10:24 am
Israel is the usa and the usa is israel. Unfortunately Palestine is the pawn. Unless the whole world knows what is really going on things will NOT change. It is so sad.

Blacktiger P (247)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 5:15 pm
As long as the USA supports all the crap it does, that's how long the diatribe will continue. Change the executive AND the POLICIES.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 6:55 pm
Very strange bedpartners they are too. The US was not even upset with Israel after the full blown attack on their most prized naval flagship "US LIBERTY", killing 34 and badly injuring 145 of the personnel onboard. Not only that, they withdrew air support to the LIBERTY after being informed that it was Iraeli jets carrying out the attack.

So lets rule out any split in the two because as AniTa states, "Israel is the usa and the usa is israel". Palestine is easy as there is no resistance. Hence, the little brother of the big bully has the right to shove other people around as he has the protection of the big brother. The big brother in turn does entirely as he pleases. He even kills off his own classmates, subjects them to all kinds inhumane experimental drug and chemicals tests, exposure to nuclear radiation, sends them out to murder others and dump infected medication into the outside market and whatever else. Nobody stops them for some reason or another. In a nutshell.... when we refer to Israel or the US we must regard them as a team of imperialists, a brutal team who seems hell-bent on world domination by way of ethnic cleansing and terror.

What really gets me is the fact that the citizens themselves offer no resistance to the the hijacking of their own country and the using of all its resources to spread terror throughout the world. The vocal resistance is only from outside the US borders. What has happened to the spirit of the American people, or the loving rightousness of the Isrealites, have they just given up and forgotten that their youth will have to face the world in shame ? A future of correcting the errors, repairing the damage and all because of the now generation who decided to rather wait it out and hope for the best instead of fighting to regain control of their country.

Alan Harris (1)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 11:05 pm
its all been said before and the unelected president of the usa bush would perhaps only respond if the palestinians tore down the hamberger stands in he usa.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marci Marcel S (326)
Friday August 3, 2007, 11:31 am

Past Member (0)
Friday August 3, 2007, 6:22 pm
That is so true Marcel S. so true. It wont be any good to them as far as i see, because at last i had for the first time read of an impeachment threat in one of the posts. Surprisingly some people in the US are wakeing up and that means that if the USA goes down, they go down. A bit late though but at least an end to the terrorist attacks from both USA and Israel.

David Cromie (6)
Saturday August 4, 2007, 6:11 pm
Sadly, the Zionists hold, as does George Bush, that they are 'God's Chosen People'. Whilst these self-deluded beings belive this, they can do no wrong in their own eyes. This is bad news for the Middle East, and any prospect of peace.
As Aldous Huxley wrote in 'Eyeless in Gaza', 'One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfils our worst wishes. In the person of our nation. we are able, vicariously, to bully and to cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous'. In the case of Israel and its allies (including the UK), one might now add 'murder and steal', in the furtherance of the nation's 'virtuous' aims.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 7, 2007, 2:42 pm
Very scary aint it David ? One expects protection from the government, and yet, here we need to be protected from these theiving murderers. I have a bad feeling about the outcome on this one.I doubt if
he and his henchmen will back off when they are so very close to hitting that button.

I wonder if the big guys at Volvo have ever given thought to the negative impact their products are having
on the victims of this world. Probably just another day at the office.

Volvo blacklisted

On the basis of well the documented research the United Methodist Church came to the conclusion that Volvo supports the Israeli occupation of Palestine in a significant way. The report states, "Volvo bulldozers have been photographed and videotaped destroying Palestinian homes. They have also been used in Israel's construction of the Separation Wall, which is on Palestinian land and has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice. Mayers Cars and Trucks in Israel is a Volvo distributor, and according to Israeli sources is one of the main providers of construction equipment for the settlements and the wall."

The United Methodist Church's blacklisting of Volvo followed calls from War on Want and Pax Christi for economic measures against Volvo as a company profiting from the Israeli occupation.

Symbol of safety or abuse?

Many drivers choose a Volvo car because of the perception that it provides safety for the family. For the Bedouin Arab families in the unrecognized villages in the Naqab the Volvo brand has a completely different meaning. When the yellow Volvo bulldozers enter the villages, the owners of the houses that have received a demolition order from the Israeli authorities, feel anger, hatred and fear. They know that the Israeli forces bring in the Volvo bulldozers to destroy their homes, leaving them, their children and grandchildren behind in insecurity.

Adri Nieuwhof is human rights advocate based in the Netherlands.

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Al Amjad Tawfiq Isstaif (75)
Wednesday August 8, 2007, 11:52 am
Hi Richard!

Thanks very much for the information, I'm also happy to hear your voice, as we were worried about you after we heard about floods in South Africa.

Can you provide us with the link of that? I'll be so grateful..
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