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Hillary Clinton said, in relation to what is happening in Gaza: “The responsibility falls on Hamas. I have no doubt that it was a deliberate provocation." Also, Elizabeth Warren ran from a question concerning Israel. She can run, but on her website she clearly shows support for Israel.

They’re so-called liberals and democrats. Regardless, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Unless one comes around like John Brown they’re just disguised republicans. 50 years after Malcolm X made it clear that white liberals are the fox and that republicans are the wolf, we still make the same mistakes. One lets you know they are against you, the other smiles in your face, calls you their friend, but is only pretending.

ELIZABETH WARREN FINALLY SPEAKS ON ISRAEL/GAZA, SOUNDS LIKE NETANYAHU

alxndrasplace:

(The Intercept : by Glenn Greenwald) The last time Elizabeth Warren was asked about her views on the Israeli attack on Gaza – on July 17 – she, as Rania Khalek put it, “literally ran away” without answering. But last week, the liberal Senator appeared for one of her regularly scheduled “office hours” with her Massachusetts constituents, this one in Hyannis, and, as a local paper reported, she had nowhere to run.

One voter who identified himself as a Warren supporter, John Bangert, stood up and objected to her recent vote, in the middle of the horrific attack on Gaza, to send yet another $225 million of American taxpayer money to Israel for its “Iron Dome” system. Banger told his Senator: “We are disagreeing with Israel using their guns against innocents. It’s true in Ferguson, Missouri, and it’s true in Israel … The vote was wrong, I believe.” To crowd applause, Bangert told Warren that the money “could have been spent on infrastructure or helping immigrants fleeing Central America.”

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It is intellectual dishonesty to act like the Israeli's are the only one's at fault in this conflict. Hamas and other militant groups operate in densely populated civilian areas with the full knowledge that they are endangering the people around them. Essentially they use the civilians in Gaza as human shields. Israel is an internationally recognized state and Hamas is continuously attacking this state with rocket artillery and suicide bombings. What are they supposed to do, roll over and die?

fotojournalismus:

So, then, are they supposed to hit a rehabilitation centre for the disabled or a beach cafe where people watching the World CupA hospital or a mosque? Do you know how many Palestinians who were older than the state of Israel murdered as a result of Israeli strikes?

This is not about Hamas; before or after Hamas nothing has changed. Israel has been shelling homes, hospitals, schools, mosques; slaughtering unarmed civilians, journalists, men, women & children in their sleep. Israeli army tells Palestinians to evacuate their homes? How thoughtful, isn’t it? There is no safe place in the Gaza Strip, nobody is safe and there is no escape for anyone. So if you drop hundreds of tonnes of bombs on this territory where nearly 2 million people are packed, you kill them anyway. They have been living under occupation for decades and once again one of the most powerful militaries in the world is attacking them in the name of protecting the state of Israel. It’s true that Israel is an internationally recognized state but Palestinians have been stateless because of the state of Israel and it’s a nation that was built on the stolen land of Palestinians, and above all, upon the graves of countless Palestinian lives. Therefore, Palestinians fight back because they have to resist in order to exist. What are they supposed to do, roll over and die?

I’m putting that Palestinian farmer words from 2012 that I posted one more time for I couldn’t have said it any better:

"I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to work on a farm in Israel. I speak Hebrew. I watch their news. All the time they talk about fear. How they have to run to their bunkers to hide from the rockets. How their children can’t sleep because of the sirens. This is not a good way for them to live.

"We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying."

Especially, if you look through the pictures coming from the Gaza Strip, you’d understand it much easier. There is no way to justify such massive killings. At least, shouldn’t be, yet I keep getting messages like this one. As I’m trying to find not-too-graphic pictures to be posted among the dozens of photos of the dead, despite the headlines you can read, it’s just tragic to find pictures from Israel titled as “people relaxing on the beach during the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

(the following is quoted from this AJ article

"Israelis are free to indulge in a grand delusion of self-righteousness. "No normal country could tolerate terrorists firing missiles into its urban centres," they say.

"No normal country practises the crime of apartheid."

"No normal country demolishes the homes of suspects…

or punishes millions of people…or seeks vengeance and vengeance and vengeance in a fit of bloody wrath,” we might wearily reply.”

Maybe one day if Israel as an internationally recognized state stops violating international laws, such as that prohibiting the targeting of civilians, then we’ll talk again.

mirelamonte:

44 % of Gaza has been taken by the Israelis; they call it a ‘buffer zone’, and they have expelled the people from that region into the remainder of Gaza. The population of the most densely populated place on earth has been crammed into an even smaller space.

In the attached article, I describe how there is a land grab going on. The Israeli prime minister, Binjamin Netanyahu, has shrunk Gaza’s habitable land mass by 44%, with an edict establishing a 3km (1.8-mile) buffer zone, a “no-go” zone for Palestinians – and that’s quite significant, because a good part of Gaza is only 3 to 4 miles wide. Over 250,000 Palestinians within this zone must leave their homes, or be bombed. As their territorial space collapses, 1.8m Gazans now living in 147 square miles will be compressed into 82 square miles.

Gaza’s entire social and physical infrastructure of housing, hospitals, places of worship, more than 130 of its schools, plus markets, water systems, sewer systems and roads are being destroyed. Under constant attack, without access to water, sanitary facilities, food and medical care, Gazans face an IDF-scripted apocalypse.

With Gaza’s land mass shrinking due to Israeli military action, it’s about time someone asked: What is the end game? Three weeks ago, Moshe Feiglin, deputy speaker of the Knesset, called for Gaza to “become part of sovereign Israel and will be populated by Jews. This will also serve to ease the housing crisis in Israel.”
Israel has a housing crisis? After the “no-go” buffer zone is evacuated, there will be 21,951 Palestinians per square mile in Gaza, while Israel’s population density stands at 964 persons per square mile.

Deputy Speaker Feiglin wants the Palestinians in Gaza to lose all of their land. One must not assume that Mr Feiglin or his Likud faction speak for the main government actors like Prime Minister Netanyahu. After all, Knesset politics are complex and divergent. But since Gaza has just lost control of that 44% of its land, it may also be time to ask: does the establishment of that 3km zone represent the unfolding of a larger plan? Is that the end game?

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/05/gaza-buffer-zone-dennis-kucinich


An Israeli Progressive on His Country’s Moral Culpability

I can think of no military objective in the world that would justify an eighty percent non-combatant casualty rate.

This latest message is about the ways in which—from a progressive Israeli’s point of view—the nation’s government and military should and should not be held culpable for the destruction of houses, schools, power plants, hospitals, and other structures in Gaza, and the appalling civilian death toll there…

Every Israeli action in Gaza has U.S. fingerprints all over it. Many Americans may wish that the Israeli attack on Gaza were a matter of no special relevance or concern to them, but it is their own government that centrally enables this violence.

Glenn Greenwald, "Cast, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack"  (via sabrwasumud)

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9 UN staff members killed in Gaza

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