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Carrie
- 1771 days ago - electronicintifada.net
After a week of threats and "warning rocket" fire last Friday on the al-Wafa rehab and geriatric hospital in eastern Gaza City, the Israeli army heavily shelled the building just hours ago and caregivers are scrambling to evacuate the most vulnerable...



   

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fly bird (26)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 4:38 pm
Horrifying! This is terrorism!
ty Carrie
 

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 4:50 pm
Well said Jess
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 5:53 pm
This is an important video. This is why children are being systematically murdered. Netanyahu is a genocidal maniac. Any one else, talking and acting like him, would be locked up!
VIDEO: The Gaza Bombardment - What You're Not Being Told
 

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 6:30 pm
FACTS: PART 4

As of 2011:
In 1880 there were about 0.5 million Indigenous Palestinians. Of the 25,000 Jews in Palestine half were immigrants (see: http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Palestine-Remembered/Story559.html and http://www.mideastweb.org/palpop.htm ). Palestinian casualties of war violence total about 80,000 since 1948 and about 100,000 since 1936 (see “Palestinian casualties of war”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_casualties_of_war ).

However one must also consider avoidable Palestinian deaths from war-, expulsion- and occupation-imposed deprivation that now total about 1.9 million since 1948.


The Occupied Palestinian avoidable deaths since 1950 are estimated from UN Population Division data (2002 revision) at 677,000 and for all of Palestine at 0.677 million x 5.7 million (all Palestinians still within Palestine)/4.1 million (Occupied Palestinians) = 940,000. However we must also include Palestinians outside Palestine and forbidden to return (roughly 2 times those within Palestine) and thus the estimate of post-1950 Palestinian avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation = 0.94 million x 2 = 1.88 million = 1.9 million.

Palestinian refugees total about 7 million of whom about 5 million are registered with the UN (see:http://www.unrwa.org/etemplate.php?id=1029 ).
This has been a Palestinian Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention: "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group".

According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry: “From 1920 through 1999, a total of 2,500 residents of Mandatory Palestine and, since 1948, the State of Israel fell victims to hostile enemy action; in most cases, terrorist attacks” (see: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+before+2000/ ) and “1,218 people have been killed by Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000” (see: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+since+2000/Victims+of+Palestinian+Violence+and+Terrorism+sinc.htm ).

The race-based, racist Zionist-run Apartheid State of Israel is a democracy by genocide. Of about 12 million Palestinians only the adults of 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis (21% of the Israeli population) can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus part of Lebanon and a near-completely ethnically cleansed part of Syria, albeit as third class citizens. 1.6 million Occupied Palestinians are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp and 2.7 million Occupied Palestinians live under highly abusive military rule in West Bank Bantustans. About 6 million Palestinians are forbidden to even live in Palestine. There are 5.9 million Jewish Israelis and 0.3 million non-Jewish and non-Arab Israelis.

Since 1936, the ongoing Palestinian Genocide has involved about 2.0 million war- and occupation-related Palestinian deaths, 0.1 million Palestinians killed violently (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_casualties_of_war ) , 1.9 million avoidable Palestinian deaths from war- , occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation, 7 million refugees. 3,000 Palestinian infants are passively murdered by Apartheid Israel each year, and 0.8 million Palestinian children are abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp for the "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians.

Each year Apartheid Israel passively kills about 3,000 Occupied Palestinian infants, passively murders about 5,600 Occupied Palestinians through deprivation and violently kills another circa 600 Occupied Palestinians. Decent anti-racists around the World must Boycott Apartheid Israel and its racist supporters just as it successfully boycotted Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South Africa after the Sharpeville Massacre (69 Africans killed) (see: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/ ). The racist Zionists and their supporters, notably the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists (NAZIs), must be sidelined in public life as have been like racists such as the Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and KKK (see “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ and the recent book “The Plight of the Palestinians”: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ).
 

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 6:32 pm
FACTS: PART 1
For anti-racist Jews and indeed all anti-racist humanitarians the core moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “bear witness”, “zero tolerance for lying” and “never again to anyone”, anyone including the Indigenous Palestinian victims of the racist Zionist Palestinian Genocide (Google "Palestinian Genocie" ) - 2 million dead since 1936, 0.1 million from violence, 1,9 million from war-, expulsion- and occupation-derived deprivation; 7 million refugees; 4.1 million Occupied Palestinians deprived of ALL the human rights listed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; 6 million Palestinians forbidden to even live in the homeland continuously inhabited by their forbears to the very dawn of agrarian civilization; 800,000 Palestinians children confined without charge or trial to what the Catholic Church has described as Israel's Gaza Concentration Camp for the asserted "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians living in a tiny, remorselessly Zionist-bombed patch of Palestine .

Ed Miliband's parents are anti-racist Jews who believe in justice for the 12 million Indigenous Palestinians of whom only the adults of the 1.6 million Palestinian Israelis (i.e. about 6.7%) can vote for the government ruling all of Palestine plus an ethnically cleansed slab of Syria. Ed Milliband as an elected politician in an ostensible democracy either believes in one man one vote NOW for everyone (including Palestinians) or he doesn't - if he doesn't he should be kicked out at the first opportunity by the Labor Party and the voters of Doncaster North.

Ed Miliband merely trots out the mantra "I support a two-state solution because I long for the peace that both Palestinians and Israelis need so badly" - yet if he had offered the same opinion about Apartheid Israel-supported Apartheid South Africa "I support a two-state solution involving 90% of the country for the Whites and 10% for the majority Non-Europeans in uneconomic Bantustans" his political career would have been finished.

Disraeli (a convert to "God is an Englishman" Anglicanism) was a mass murderer complicit in the Irish Famine (1 million starved to death, 1-2 million forced into exile), the butchery of 10 million Indians in the decade after the 1857 Indian Rebellion, and genocidal atrocities in all parts of the British Empire, not least in India where 500 million Indians died avoidably from British imposed deprivation under Queen Victoria alone (1837-1901) (read my books "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" and "Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History" now available for free perusal on the Web ).

From an extremely charitable anti-racist Jewish perspective Ed Miliband is at the very least "confused" and should seek moral guidance from a large body of outstanding anti-racist Jews from Arendt to Zinn (Google "Jews Against Racist Zionism"). As a refugee from both the anti-racist and anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish tradition and from the anti-racist, anti-Zionist secular Jewish tradition, Ed Miliband should also seek moral guidance from a large body of outstanding anti-racist non-Jews including the likes of Nobel Laureates Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Máiread Maguire and José Saramago who have unequivocally condemned the ongoing Palestinian Genocide by Apartheid Israel (Google "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism").

This site is a compendium of the authoritative views of outstanding anti-racist humanitarians bearing witness to the ongoing Palestinian Holocaust that is a Palestine Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention. Indeed this website provides an alphabetical listing of the documented views of numerous people and organizations referring to the Palestinian Genocide or to related terms such as Palestinian holocaust, Palestinian ethnic cleaning, Palestinian liquidation.

The situation in Palestine has been recently described as a Palestinian Holocaust by Palestinian scholar Dr Elias Akleh, exiled from his homeland and now living in the US (see: http://www.countercurrents.org/akleh040308.htm ). It has been frequently described by others as a Palestinian Genocide, a term that is amply justified in relation to the definitions of the UN Genocide Convention as outlined below.
Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ) states:

“In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group”.

Using the latest available UN Agency data we can systematically analyze these UN Genocide Convention points thus.
 

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 6:41 pm
MORE FACTS:

“Intent to destroy in whole or in part" - sustained (and frequently asserted) intent over about 150 years of the Zionist colonial project; 0.75 million Palestinian refugees in 1948; currently 7 million Palestinian refugees, and 4.2 million Palestinian refugees registered with the UN in the Middle East; over 40 years of illegal Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza; 0.1 million 1948-2011 violent Palestinian deaths, post-1967 excess deaths 0.3 million; post-1967 under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million; 3,600 under-5 year old Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) infants die avoidably EACH YEAR in the OPT "Prison" due to Apartheid Israeli war crimes.

a) Killing - about 5100,000 Palestinians killed since 1948; post-1967 excess deaths 0.3 million; post-1967 under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million; 3,600 under-5 year old Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) infants die avoidably EACH YEAR in the OPT "Prison" due to Israeli ignoring of the Geneva Convention; 254 OPT Palestinians killed by the Israeli military in the LAST 2 MONTHS OF 2008 ALONE, 301 killed thus last year (latest UNRWA data; see above).

b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm - see (a) and the shocking UNICEF reports of the appalling conditions psychologically scarring OPT children: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/oPt.html .

(c) Conditions to cause destruction in whole or in part - see (a) and (b); Professor Noam Chomsky describes the OPT as a highly abusive "Prison"; others use the valid term "Concentration Camp" and make parallels with the Warsaw Ghetto; one has to turn to US-guarded Vietnamese hamlets and the Nazi era atrocities to see routine, horrendously violent and deadly military policing of civilian concentration camps.

(d) Measures intended to prevent births - see (a), (b), and (c) above; dozens of pregnant women dying at road blocks; other killing of pregnant Palestinian women; huge infant mortality in the OPT with the Occupier in gross violation of the Geneva Convention.

(e) Forcible transferring of children – irreversible transferring by killing of children - 0.2 million post-invasion infant deaths; 27 OPT children violently killed in the LAST WEEK ALONE; mass imprisonment of 2 million OPT children; hundreds of Palestinian children in abusive Israeli high-security prisons in Israel; forcible separation of families by racist Israeli Apartheid Laws, marriage laws and immigration laws.

For all anti-racist humanitarians - and anti-racist Jews in particular - the core moral messages from the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) and from the more general WW2 European Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Gypsy dead) are “zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone”, “bear witness” and “zero tolerance for lying”.

However these sacred injunctions are grossly violated by the anti-Arab anti-Semitic racist Zionists running Apartheid Israel and their Western backers variously involved in the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million, 2.3 million and 3-7 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively; refugees totalling 7 million, 5-6 million and 3-4 million, respectively, plus a further 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees) (for details and documentation see "Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide": ).
 

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 7:56 pm
THE ABOVE ARE EXCERPTS FROM: PALESTINIAN GENOCIDE
 

B Lewenza (76)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 8:35 pm
Noted This is absolutely horrifying for sure and disgraceful, they are acting like they are throwing water balloons. No one is getting hurt so why quit. Fine examples for what kids will come out of this, and so the war carries on. It is truly shameful. I despise political wars but this is just a pure hatred war.
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:55 am
All this makes one despair for the world.
 

Alexandra G (250)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:09 am
this is very-very sad :(:(
 

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:57 am
Absolutely tragic situation!
 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:23 am
Let us not forget that the British foreign minister called Balfour was the one who sent to Zionists that Great Britain had decided to handle Palestine to them. That declaration was the first stone to create a strange body in the middle east . A body called later Israel. As former Egyptian President Nasser wrote to JFK " the one who doesn't own gave to the one who doesn't deserve"

I tend to believe ,after Israel rejected all Arab initiatives to reach a peace agreement that would allow Palestinians to live safely in a Palestinian state, it is time to reconsider the whole situation not only in the Middle East but the whole world. It is time for the UN to consider dissolving the Zionist entity and send Zionists back to where they came from. This should put an end to violence in the Middle East and the whole world

Sham on the British which betrayed All Arabs and gave Palestine on a golden plate to Zionism. Great Britain gave the land which it doesn't own to a gang of settlers who have no right in this land. Shame on all wester countries which still support Zionism and deny Palestinians rights.
 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday July 18, 2014, 6:35 am
The concept for Jews to have a state is expressly forbidden in the Torah, in the Jewish teaching since the destruction of the temple two thousand years ago. We were told by the almighty in a prophecy of King Solomon that we are forbidden to have our own entity, our own state, our own kingdom even in an uninhabited land and this was held by all Jews around the world for thousands of years and it makes it worse. It compounds the sin. The crime in having the state because this state of Israel that these nationalists made it in Palestine made it in a land that was inhabited by the majority of Muslim people by Palestinian people. So to steal their land, to kill, to oppress, to banish them from their home, it flies in the face and contradicts everything from the Torah that says;
“….thou shall not kill, thou shall not steal, that one has to emulate God, be compassionate so they use our identity to rebel against God, to desecrate Gods name and create a rift between Jews and Muslims and to make a river, an endless, river of blood for Muslims, for the Palestinian people, and death for the Jewish people also.”
Rabbi Weiss
- See more at:
http://asheepnomore.net/2014/01/22/video-rabbi-weiss-explains-zionism-vs-judaism/#sthash.MU1QjjSx.dpuf
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday July 18, 2014, 9:40 am
And the excuse for all of this most likely is: "Since last week, international solidarity activists have maintained a constant presence inside the hospital in an effort to stop Israel from attacking it." Israel will contend that this geriatric hospital is a hide-out for Hamas, and these are not international solidarity activists but Hamas terrorists.
 

Elizabeth brown (20)
Friday July 18, 2014, 1:57 pm
There are no excuses. Within every nation there are good people and bad people. This is no more than legalized mass murder. Within the group of good people there are exceptional humans so marvellous,courageous,and altruistic that they would lay down their life for their fellow man. I salute Dr. Basman Alashi,I salute the Doctors,Nurses ,Hospital Porters all the staff ,You are what all the human race should aspire to be.It is not possible, and that is why our world is in such a mess.May you all stay safe.My heart goes out to you all,along with gratitude for your humanity,kindness and grace.You are HEROES.God bless you all.
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 18, 2014, 2:06 pm
Sadly noted, thanks.
 

Carrie B (306)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:00 pm
Thank you Abdessalam for your thoughtful comments and the links you provided. It is very much appreciated.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:05 pm
*After a week of threats and “warning rocket” fire last Friday*

* Alashi receive a phone call from the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) relaying a message from the Israeli army. A woman who identified herself as a delegate of the ICRC said, “the Israelis asked ‘how much time do you need to evacuate,’” said Alashi, answering “two hours.”*

*DR. BASMAN ALASHI: Last night, just before 9:00, they sent us a warning over the phone that "We will bomb the hospital, so you need to evacuate", but we did not take that call.*
 

Carrie B (306)
Friday July 18, 2014, 3:07 pm
So you are saying it is OK to bomb hospitals as long as they call first to warn them? That's ridiculous!
 

fly bird (26)
Friday July 18, 2014, 5:04 pm
What might Jesus have said, done, Barbara D, I wonder....
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 1:07 am
Noted. Criminal, without excuses. Thanks Carrie.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 19, 2014, 9:38 am
Noted.....terrible!
 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 7:24 am
Ros G : ". .question.....the IDF did send warnings.. but the phone call via the Red Cross came after the bombings?

What kind of warning ? To leave their homes? Where to ? Please watch :

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152330001112663


 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 9:01 am
"I’ve already raised the white flag. I’ve stopped searching the dictionary for the word to describe half of a boy’s missing head while his father screams 'Wake up, wake up, I bought you a toy!'
--Haaretz's Amira Hass expresses her frustration at sharing stories from the Palestinian side that no one hears and about 'analysts' and 'experts' who don't understand the people on the ground.**
 
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