Debunking the Claim that Palestinians Use Civilians as “Human Shields”

“By Falsely Associating Itself with Judaism, Zionism Uses Jews Everywhere as Human Shields”

The Nation debunks the claim that Palestinians are using civilians as “human shields”

This is arguably one of Israel’s most insidious claims, because it blames Palestinians for their own death and deprives them of even their victimhood. Israel made the same argument in its war against Lebanon in 2006 and in its war against Palestinians in 2008. Notwithstanding its military cartoon sketches, Israel has yet to prove that Hamas has used civilian infrastructure to store military weapons. The two cases where Hamas indeed stored weapons in UNRWA schools, the schools were empty. UNRWA discovered the rockets and publicly condemned the violation of its sanctity.

International human rights organizations that have investigated these claims have determined that they are not true. It attributed the high death toll in Israel’s 2006 war on Lebanon to Israel’s indiscriminate attacks. Human Rights Watch notes:

The evidence Human Rights Watch uncovered in its on-the-ground investigations refutes [Israel’s] argument…we found strong evidence that Hezbollah stored most of its rockets in bunkers and weapon storage facilities located in uninhabited fields and valleys, that in the vast majority of cases Hezbollah fighters left populated civilian areas as soon as the fighting started, and that Hezbollah fired the vast majority of its rockets from pre-prepared positions outside villages.


In fact, only Israeli soldiers have systematically used Palestinians as human shields. Since Israel’s incursion into the West Bank in 2002, it has used Palestinians as human shields by tying young Palestinians onto the hoods of their cars or forcing them to go into a home where a potential militant may be hiding.

The Guardian reports:

These claims [that Hamas is using human shields] have not been backed up by independent reporting from international journalists covering the war from Gaza …. Many said nowhere in Gaza was safe, so they saw little point in abandoning their homes.

Others cited worries about not knowing the identities of people who would be their new neighbours; they could be evacuating a familiar neighbourhood for one that was a militant stronghold and others were simply too terrified to go out on the streets. Many media reports said there was no evidence of coercion by Hamas.

In fact, tens of thousands of people have fled their homes for what they hope is a safer place. UNRWA reports that more than 140,000 people have sought shelter in its properties; churches and mosques have been overwhelmed by displaced civilians; the grounds of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City have begun to resemble a makeshift refugee camp. These families are in fear of their lives, but they overwhelmingly cite Israeli bombing and shelling as the cause, rather than threats from Hamas.

Gaza is one of the most overcrowded places on earth. Almost two million people are crammed into a strip of land just 25 miles long and between three and a half and seven miles wide – roughly the same size as the Isle of Wight. In general there are few opportunities to leave; and in the midst of a conflict such as this, there is no exit.

The current war is not being fought on a conventional battlefield. Israel is pounding Gaza from the air, and its troops are increasingly fighting battles against a guerrilla army in densely populated urban areas – which constitute much of the Gaza Strip.

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Israel, meanwhile, does not have an unblemished record in the use of human shields. In 2010, two soldiers were convicted in an IDF military court of using an 11-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield in its 2008-09 operation in Gaza. The pair ordered the child to search bags they suspected of being booby-trapped.

Indeed, Monique Buckner provocatively tweets:

By falsely associating itself with Judaism, zionism uses Jews everywhere as human shields

(Background.)

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  • Robert Barsocchini

    Zionism uses all Jews as human shields.

    That is such a good point, because Zionists are simply a terrorist organization, like ISIS, of ethnic cleansers and land-grabbers who intentionally kill civilians, en masse, to exterminate them and drive them from their land.

    Zionists hide behind Jewish civilians by saying “Anti-Semitism” when people call out what they’re doing. They do this to everyone, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

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    • Albury Smith

      “Zionism” is not a pejorative term, and Israel provides bomb shelters and the “Iron Dome” to try to prevent Hamas from murdering Israelis. Hamas uses its people to protect its missiles, and has not even allowed them to take shelter in the myriad of tunnels they built to sneak into Israel and murder or kidnap Israelis. They WANT dead “Palestinians” for propaganda use.

      • Robert Barsocchini

        You must be isolating yourself from the rest of the world, because you are repeating the exact Israeli propaganda that has been debunked over and over, and been shown to be the opposite of reality, as Israel is in fact the only group that systematically uses civilians as human shields.

        This shows the amazing weakness and desperate delusion of your defense of Israeli terrorism and slaughter, since all you can do is lie. And when the lies are exposed, repeat the same lies, like a slow child who doesn’t get what’s happening.

        • Albury Smith

          The situation has changed little since 1948, so the “propaganda” doesn’t change much either. Israel is PROTECTING its people with the “Iron Dome” and bomb shelters, and Hamas is protecting its Iranian missiles with its people.
          I’m as sympathetic to ALL of the victims as you are to the “Palestinians,” but it’s always Muslims who start these wars, and they do it because Israel’s ~3/4 Jewish, despite not being a theocracy.

          • Robert Barsocchini

            Again exactly wrong. It’s clear facts don’t matter to you, but here, for others: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/facts-us-citizens-need-know-israel-palestine.html

          • Albury Smith

            Here are more clear facts I took from the comments after your drivel, since you like to c&p:
            “I never read a bigger piece of garbage in my whole life. Your ‘facts’ are just wrong and one sided. At first I thought it was a joke…children put in cages, seriously?!. You have a sick mind and should seek professional help immediately. Hamas is a terrorist organization with the sole purpose of wiping out Israel. All innocent civilian deaths are the fault of Hamas & Hamas alone. Hamas took their millions in international aid and instead of building shelters & hospitals for their people they built bombs and tunnels to terrorize Israel. Curious, where is your outrage toward Syria since they’ve killed 1000’s of Palestinian refugees in their country? Oh, that’s right, your selective indignation is reserved only for Jews.”

          • Robert Barsocchini

            The fact you just tried to deny, about Israel keeping children in outdoor cages in winter, is linked to a documentary by ABC Australia, which has footage of this being done.

            Now, you have two options for proceeding:
            1) Deny something on video taken by ABC Australia. This would be the “crackpot” option.

            2) Defend the practice. This would be the “sadist” option.

            Based on what you’ve said so far, you could definitely go either way. Surprise us 😉

            (There is also secret option number three: stop lying.)

            I’m now going to give you one more opportunity to see how isolated and weird you are, in the same way that the last fringe extremists defending south African apartheid were:

            http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/america-country-favorable-view-israel.html

            If this doesn’t work, and my hopes are pretty low for you, continue to enjoy your denial chamber, friend!

            Best of luck to you. 🙂

          • Albury Smith

            You just proved that Australia has Joo-hating propagandists too. Hamas routinely sends those “children” to harass the Israeli military, and then lies about their treatment when the military responds.

          • ahva

            Yes they do… Hamas has children to fight and cause as much problem as they can…Hamas sends the children,and they have been brainwashed… seen their cartoon characters marytrd by Israel.. This is a hate that will not die its the milk they were raised on.Its so sad.. no one is outraged by their treatment…The Institute for Palestine Studies published a detailed report on Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon – “At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials”.

          • glennwire

            How the hell would you know??

            These children are imprisoned without trial. It’s what Israel calls “administrative detention”.

            Israel is a complete mockery of the Judaism it purports to espouse, a central tenet of which is Law and justice.

            Israel is both criminal and savagely inhumane.

            Even if what you say is true- and it’s very likely the absolute bullshit
            of a colonial sadist trying to propagandize his genocidal barbarism –
            the Geneva conventions specifically forbid the punishment of child
            soldiers.

          • ahva

            I lived there… How the HELL would you know?..Cause I’m thinking you have Never been to Israel.And it’s “noted” That for YOU,Even if true..Your gonna stick with what YOU “feel”.I can’t help your hate.I only offer some truth.Deal with your hatred..Maybe you will care about truth more.Ignorant people are why Hamas can get away with this stuff.Everything comes out in the wash.Remember that when the truth stares you in the face.Or lies cold and sharp upon your neck..

          • glennwire

            Thank you for the information that you have provided.

            I.e. sub-zero.

            Please provide corrections to the following report:

            http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/israel-injustice-and-secrecy-surrounding-administrative-detention-2012-06-01

          • glennwire
          • James Hay

            And stoopid me thought all you “Jew haters” died off after hitler. Welcome to the “New Nazis!”

          • Toby

            You have no given one iota of proof for your asinine comments,

          • glennwire

            “Advisory Opinion

            The Court finds that the construction by Israel of a wall in
            the Occupied Palestinian Territory and its associated régime are contrary to
            international law; it states the legal consequences arising from that
            illegality”

            http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?pr=71&code=mwp&p1=3&p2=4&p3=6

            One of the main reason for the USA and Israel denying the
            Palestinains the status of legal statehood is precisely to avoid such legal
            opinions becoming judgements.

            Specifically with regards the most recent blockade the
            matter is still before the court.

            http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/sep/03/turkey-challenge-israel-gaza-blockade

            The siege is one of the oldest forms of warfare in history.

            Once Israel imposed the blockade – land, air and sea –
            Israel was unambiguously an occupying power. And hence subject to Article 47 of
            the Hague Regulations.

            http://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/WebART/195-200053?OpenDocument

            As an occupying power, Israel has been in constant violation
            of its obligation to protect citizens above all.

            http://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.nsf/WebART/195-200053?OpenDocument

          • Albury Smith

            It’s also contrary to international law to smuggle Iranian rockets into Gaza for the sole purpose of gratuitously attacking da Joos across the border in Israel, but that hasn’t deterred your peace-loving Hamas heroes from doing it every chance they get. They’ve found a new benefactor and arms supplier in peace-loving North Korea, and won’t be content until the Israeli infidels are wiped off the map and replaced with a peace-loving Muslim utopia.
            When you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas.

          • glennwire

            >>>”It’s also contrary to international law”

            What you have done is inadvertently and tacitly accepted my description of Israel as a state that continually and egregiously acts in violation of International Law.

            Iran is actually a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israel is not and AGAIN in yet another sphere behaves like a criminal and rogue state.

            Again, you Pharisaic savage, attend to the beam in your eye.

          • Albury Smith

            Peace-loving Iran is also sponsoring your peace-loving Hamas terrorist heroes.

          • glennwire

            You are an absolute simpleton.

            You live in infantile world of binary oppositions. Like a clinically ill paranoiac psychopath.

            I condemn Hamas and the ultra-Zionists. BOTH are murderous thugs.

            You in particular are a bloodthirsty halfwit reptilain drone.

          • Albury Smith

            Your peace-loving Hamas heroes are addressing your Joo problem, you “bloodthirsty halfwit reptilain [sic] drone.”

          • James Hay

            Oooo. I bet that one hurt him. You’ve shown your infantile mind in a most crystal clear manner. Recess is over, little glennie.

          • Toby

            You just described yourself.

          • James Hay

            I fear we’re just fanning this phule’s fire. Useful idiots are just that, useful idiots.

          • Albury Smith

            Useful for what?

          • Toby

            Fairy tales.

          • Toby

            The land belongs to Israel. They are NOT an occupying power.

          • tenebrae

            The Balfour Declaration, made in November 1917 by the British
            Government…was made a) by a European power, b) about a non-European
            territory, c) in flat disregard of both the presence and wishes of the
            native majority resident in that territory…[As Balfour himself wrote
            in 1919], ‘The contradiction between the letter of the Covenant (the
            Anglo French Declaration of 1918 promising the Arabs of the former
            Ottoman colonies that as a reward for supporting the Allies they could
            have their independence) is even more flagrant in the case of the
            independent nation of Palestine than in that of the independent nation
            of Syria. For in Palestine we do not propose even to go through the form
            of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the
            country…The four powers are committed to Zionism and Zionism, be it
            right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present
            needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desire and
            prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land,’” Edward Said, “The Question of Palestine.”

          • tenebrae

            Israel is a rouge state.

            The International Court of Justice,[1] the UN General Assembly[2] and the United Nations Security Council regards Israel as the “Occupying Power”.[3] UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk called Israel’s occupation “an affront to international law.”[4] The Israeli High Court of Justice has ruled that Israel holds the West Bank under “belligerent occupation”.[5] According to Talia Sasson, the High Court of Justice in Israel,
            with a variety of different justices sitting, has repeatedly stated for
            more than four decades that Israel’s presence in the West Bank is in
            violation of international law.[6] Israeli governments have preferred the term “disputed territories” in the case of the West Bank.[7][8] Officially Israel maintains that the West Bank is disputed territory.[9]

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli-occupied_territories

          • tenebrae

            Aren’t your SINGLE line posts a great proof of your mighty intellect!!!

            Well. It is simplicity itself to predict that your reply will consist of ONE line. Of total shite. And vacuous insult.

            Looking through your Disqus posting history you are distinguished in having posted the most content-free, evidence free single line posts in internet history.

            It will come as no surprise except to a total airhead such as you, that this “conversation” – a massively generous word to describe reading your SINGLE sentence simpleton posts- is well and truly over.

          • tenebrae

            “Britain’s high commissioner for Palestine, John Chancellor, recommended
            total suspension of Jewish immigration and land purchase to protect
            Arab agriculture. He said ‘all cultivable land was occupied; that no
            cultivable land now in possession of the indigenous population could be
            sold to Jews without creating a class of landless Arab
            cultivators’…The Colonial Office rejected the recommendation.” John Quigley, “Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice.”

          • tenebrae

            n 1919, the American King-Crane Commission spent six weeks in Syria
            and Palestine, interviewing delegations and reading petitions. Their
            report stated, “The commissioners began their study of Zionism with
            minds predisposed in its favor…The fact came out repeatedly in the
            Commission’s conferences with Jewish representatives that the Zionists
            looked forward to a practically complete dispossession of the present
            non-Jewish inhabitants of Palestine, by various forms of purchase…

            “If [the] principle [of self-determination] is to rule, and so the
            wishes of Palestine’s population are to be decisive as to what is to be
            done with Palestine, then it is to be remembered that the non-Jewish
            population of Palestine — nearly nine-tenths of the whole — are
            emphatically against the entire Zionist program.. To subject a people so
            minded to unlimited Jewish immigration, and to steady financial and
            social pressure to surrender the land, would be a gross violation of the
            principle just quoted…No British officers, consulted by the
            Commissioners, believed that the Zionist program could be carried out
            except by force of arms.The officers generally thought that a force of
            not less than fifty thousand soldiers would be required even to initiate
            the program. That of itself is evidence of a strong sense of the
            injustice of the Zionist program…The initial claim, often submitted by
            Zionist representatives, that they have a ‘right’ to Palestine based on
            occupation of two thousand years ago, can barely be seriously
            considered.” Quoted in “The Israel-Arab Reader” ed. Laquer and Rubin.

          • tenebrae

            Zionist land policy was incorporated in the Constitution of the
            Jewish Agency for Palestine…’land is to be acquired as Jewish property
            and..the title to the lands acquired is to be taken in the name of the
            Jewish National Fund, to the end that the same shall be held as the
            inalienable property of the Jewish people.’ The provision goes to
            stipulate that ‘the Agency shall promote agricultural colonization based
            on Jewish labor’…The effect of this Zionist colonization policy on
            the Arabs was that land acquired by Jews became extra-territorialized.
            It ceased to be land from which the Arabs could ever hope to gain any
            advantage…

            “The Zionists made no secret of their intentions, for as early as
            1921, Dr. Eder, a member of the Zionist Commission, boldly told the
            Court of Inquiry, ‘there can be only one National Home in Palestine, and
            that a Jewish one, and no equality in the partnership between Jews and
            Arabs, but a Jewish preponderance as soon as the numbers of the race are
            sufficiently increased.’ He then asked that only Jews should be allowed
            to bear arms.” Sami Hadawi, “Bitter Harvest.”

          • tenebrae

            Clearly, the last thing the Zionists really wanted was that all the
            inhabitants of Palestine should have an equal say in running the
            country… [Chaim] Weizmann had impressed on Churchill that
            representative government would have spelled the end of the [Jewish]
            National Home in Palestine… [Churchill declared,] ‘The present form of
            government will continue for many years. Step by step we shall develop
            representative institutions leading to full self-government, but our
            children’s children will have passed away before that is accomplished.’”
            David Hirst, “The Gun and the Olive Branch.”

          • tenebrae

            Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to
            the English or France to the French…What is going on in Palestine
            today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct…If they [the
            Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it
            is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious
            act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb. They
            can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs… As it is,
            they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have
            done no wrong to them. I am not defending the Arab excesses. I wish they
            had chosen the way of non-violence in resisting what they rightly
            regard as an unacceptable encroachment upon their country. But according
            to the accepted canons of right and wrong, nothing can be said against
            the Arab resistance in the face of overwhelming odds.” Mahatma Gandhi, quoted in “A Land of Two Peoples” ed. Mendes-Flohr.

          • tenebrae

            In 1948, at the moment that Israel declared itself a state, it
            legally owned a little more than 6 percent of the land of
            Palestine…After 1940, when the mandatory authority restricted Jewish
            land ownership to specific zones inside Palestine, there continued to be
            illegal buying (and selling) within the 65 percent of the total area
            restricted to Arabs.

            Thus when the partition plan was announced in 1947 it included land
            held illegally by Jews, which was incorporated as a fait accompli inside
            the borders of the Jewish state. And after Israel announced its
            statehood, an impressive series of laws legally assimilated huge tracts
            of Arab land (whose proprietors had become refugees, and were pronounced
            ‘absentee landlords’ in order to expropriate their lands and prevent
            their return under any circumstances).” Edward Said, “The Question of Palestine.”

          • tenebrae

            “By this time [November 1947] the United States had emerged as the most
            aggressive proponent of partition…The United States got the General
            Assembly to delay a vote ‘to gain time to bring certain Latin American
            republics into line with its own views.’…Some delegates charged U.S.
            officials with ‘diplomatic intimidation.’ Without ‘terrific pressure’
            from the United States on ‘governments which cannot afford to risk
            American reprisals,’ said an anonymous editorial writer, the resolution
            ‘would never have passed.’” John Quigley, “Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice.”

          • tenebrae

            Menahem Begin, the Leader of the Irgun, tells how ‘in Jerusalem, as
            elsewhere, we were the first to pass from the defensive to the
            offensive…Arabs began to flee in terror…Hagana was carrying out
            successful attacks on other fronts, while all the Jewish forces
            proceeded to advance through Haifa like a knife through butter’…The
            Israelis now allege that the Palestine war began with the entry of the
            Arab armies into Palestine after 15 May 1948. But that was the second
            phase of the war; they overlook the massacres, expulsions and
            dispossessions which took place prior to that date and which
            necessitated Arab states’ intervention.” Sami Hadawi, “Bitter Harvest.”

          • tenebrae

            Israel is a criminal and rogue state at odds with the entirety of all other 192 nations of United Nations.

            Once again for benefit of your tiny mind whose brain is incapable of producing nothing more than single sentences before it requires several days sleep:

            “The International Court of Justice,[1] the UN General Assembly[2] and the United Nations Security Council regards Israel as the “Occupying Power”.[3] UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk called Israel’s occupation “an affront to international law.”[4] The Israeli High Court of Justice has ruled that Israel holds the West Bank under “belligerent occupation”.[5] According to Talia Sasson, the High Court of Justice in Israel,
            with a variety of different justices sitting, has repeatedly stated for
            more than four decades that Israel’s presence in the West Bank is in
            violation of international law.[6] Israeli governments have preferred the term “disputed territories” in the case of the West Bank.[7][8] ”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli-occupied_territories

          • tenebrae

            Aren’t your SINGLE line posts a great proof of your mighty
            intellect!!!

            Well. It is simplicity itself to predict that your reply
            will consist of ONE line. Of total shite. And vacuous insult.

            Looking through your Disqus posting history you are
            distinguished in having posted the most content-free, evidence free, single line
            posts in internet history.

            It will come as no surprise except to a total airhead such
            as you, that this “conversation” – a massively generous word to
            describe reading your SINGLE sentence simpleton posts- is well and truly over.

          • glennwire

            >>>”those “children” to harass the Israeli military,”

            How the hell would you know??

            These children are imprisoned without trial. It’s what Israel calls “administrative detention”.

            Israel is a complete mockery of the Judaism it purports to espouse, a central tenet of which is Law and justice.

            Israel is both criminal and savagely inhumane.

            Even
            if what you say is true- and it’s very likely to the absolute bullshit
            of a colonial sadist trying to propagandize his genocidal barbarism –
            the Geneva conventions specifically forbid the punishment of child
            soldiers.

          • Albury Smith

            I guess the countless videos of Palestinian children provoking an IDF reaction for propaganda purposes are all fake, huh? What do the Geneva Conventions specifically say about the USE of child soldiers? Israel kicks ass every time Hamas attacks them, and the borders rarely change, so your “colonial sadist” remark is especially mendacious. They GAVE BACK Gaza to the “Palestinians” in 2005.
            Duh…

          • glennwire

            >>>”the borders rarely change,”

            This absolute BS renders your credibility to be sub zero.

            ANY map of Israel shows continual land theft.

          • Albury Smith

            Like GIVING BACK Gaza in 2005?

          • glennwire

            >>>” countless video”

            And the “countless videos” of abuse and children being killed?

            >>>”Israel kicks as”

            Your are a truly sickening and despicable savage. The fascist ultra-nationalist militarist delight you take in statements like this only underlines my earlier description of you and your criminal ilk as “colonial sadists”.

          • Albury Smith

            You’d be “a truly sickening and despicable savage” if your peace-loving Hamas heroes were constantly firing rockets at you.

          • James Hay

            Actually, ever since before WWII the arabs that are causing all the trouble have been real facists and were buds with hitler. Damn phule!

          • Toby

            And you are really one sorry excuse for a human being.

          • glennwire

            >>>”Palestinian children”

            They are civilians who are living under military occupation.

            Israel is engaged in criminal and state terroristic activity by continuing to deprive them of basic necessities and in the continual brutalization and murder of them.

            Again, your Pharisaic hypocrisy is vile.

          • Albury Smith
          • James Hay

            You sure have some vocabulary for someone so STOOPID.

          • Toby

            And there are no words I can use to describe what you are, besides psychotic, Try to get some meds for you condition.

          • Everyman

            The Jew/chriSTAIN zioTURD is a moron

          • Toby

            You should be committed.
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          • scott_ewing

            It’s a zionist tactic to hide behind ‘jewish’, albury. Which is exactly what you are attempting to do here.
            “where is your outrage toward Syria since they’ve killed 1000’s of Palestinian refugees in their country?”

            I’ve never understood this reasoning, albury. Are you trying to say that ‘if bad things happen elsewhere – then the zionists can do whatever they want to the Palestinians?’ Shameful, albury, shameful.

            Also noticed your casual smear of Syria there – the horror unfolding in Syria exists largely as a result of Western meddling in attempt to destabilize and balkinize the region – so that your zionist buddies can instal their own vampire-like debt based central banking system. It is not a civil war and it never was.

          • Albury Smith

            Of course not. Peace-loving ISIL doesn’t want to turn the entire Levant into a caliphate either, and their car and truck bombings, crucifixions, beheadings, fatal beatings, and bullets to the heads of Shiite Muslims and other “infidels” in Syria and Iraq that THEY record on video are.all the “result of Western meddling in attempt to destabilize and balkinize [sic] the region,” or just “a zionist [sic] tactic to hide behind ‘jewish’ [sic].”

          • scott_ewing

            you really are the king of bullshit, aren’t you.

          • Albury Smith

            You really are the king of ad hominem and avoidance of facts, aren’t you?

          • scott_ewing

            @everyone else

            Anyone else interested in who this albury guy is and what he’s doing here
            – as he pumps out zionist talking points while demanding everyone believe him and disregarding any opposing claims out of hand –
            him and his ongoing internet spam job can be explained in this.

            How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder To Legitimize Murder

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsunQGmGeJ8

          • Albury Smith

            This albury guy isn’t the topic here. Should Israel just keep quiet about the Hamas attacks while Hamas smears them with propaganda? Russia Today apparently thinks so, but what about peace-loving Iran’s PressTV?
            Great source there…

          • thetruthnothinmore

            Funny how the American (state-run) media knew within mere minutes of the plane going down that it was the Russians or Pro-Russian Ukrainians…

          • Albury Smith

            “Mere minutes,” or long enough to confirm where the missile was fired from using US satellite images, and to ALLEGE pending further investigation that Russia or Putin’s Ukrainian goons did it? How long did it take Russia Today and Russian officials to start lying about it?

          • thetruthnothinmore

            How could shooting down a random airline possibly help Russia or the Pro-Russian Ukrainians? The only group that would help is the banking cabal that puppets the US government that wants to instigate a war with Russia.

          • Albury Smith

            Wasn’t Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in March enough reason to “instigate a war with Russia”? Does the “banking cabal that puppets the US government ” have Russian-made SAMs? Did Russia and the pro-Russian Ukrainians corrupt the MH17 crash site and prevent a proper investigation of the wreckage to protect this “banking cabal,” or are you just fos?

          • thetruthnothinmore

            No. The US was busy in Ukraine installing new leadership (which ironically are literal Neo Nazi). Russia went into Crimea to prevent their weapons from falling into the hands of US backed Neo Nazis. I have no idea what Russia/Rebels were doing at the crash site, but I will assume they don’t trust the US backed Neo Nazis so they went in to expose the US backed Ukrainians for shooting down the airline. My opinion would be different if the US wasn’t going around the world arming jihadists and backing Neo Nazis.

          • James Hay

            That’s it. When your misguided sense of reality fails start calling names. Never fails. Your’s isn’t bull sh@#, its people crapolla.

          • Toby

            No, he’s not. You along with Robert and tenebrae are full of it. If you all feel so strongly about the fakenstinians, why don’t you volunteer to go over there and help them.

          • tenebrae

            “fakenstinins”

            Genocide by
            conceptual means.

            It isn’t enough for Zionist ultra-nationalists to commit mass murderous acts of
            ethnic cleansing. They must also cast their victims as untermenschen whose very
            identity is denied.

            The Nazis never denied that the Jews actually had an
            identity.

            In the post-Westphalian system of nation-states the ONLY thing which matters is
            legal definition and diplomatic recognition.

            Everything else with regards “Zionism” is military colonial myth-making and
            ultra-nationalist, religiously lunatic blood and soil fantasy.

            All nation states in the modern period have constructed their populist
            nationalistic identities through a process of “imagined communities (Benedict
            Anderson) and “invented traditions” (Eric Hobsbawm).

            “passed by a vote of 138 to 9 on November 29, 2012.”

            “The General Assembly,

            Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the
            United Nations, and stressing in this regard the principle of equal rights and
            self-determination of peoples,”

            “Recalling its resolution 181 (II) of 29 November 1947,

            Reaffirming the principle, set out in the Charter, of the
            inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,”

            “Reaffirming also its resolutions 43/176 of 15 December
            1988 and 66/17 of 30 November 2011 and all relevant resolutions regarding the
            Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine, which, inter alia, stress the
            need for the withdrawal of Israel from the Palestinian territory occupied since
            1967, including East Jerusalem, the realization of the inalienable rights of
            the Palestinian people, primarily the right to self-determination and the right
            to their independent State, a just resolution of the problem of the Palestine
            refugees in conformity with resolution 194 (III) of 11 December 1948 and the
            complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in the Occupied
            Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,

            http://www.cfr.org/palestine/un-general-assembly-resolution-67l28-palestine/p29574

            As of 14 September 2015, 136 (70.5%) of the 193 member states of the United
            Nations and two non-member states have recognised the State of Palestine. Many
            of the countries that do not recognise the State of Palestine nevertheless
            recognise the PLO as the “representative of the Palestinian people”.
            On 29 November 2012, the UN General Assembly passed a motion changing
            Palestine’s “entity” status to “non-member observer state”
            by a vote of 138 to 9, with 41 abstentions.[3][4][5][6]

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_recognition_of_the_State_of_Palestine

          • tenebrae

            Ann Hum Biol. 1983 Sep-Oct;10(5):453-63.

            Genetic composition of Jewish populations: diversity and
            inbreeding.

            Kobyliansky E, Livshits G.

            Abstract

            Genetic diversity and F statistics analysis, using 9 and 5
            blood group loci, respectively, were carried out on 16 Jewish populations from
            5 geographic regions: East Europe, Central Europe, South Europe, Middle East
            and North Africa. The proportion of total diversity found within populations
            was 98.9% while that between populations, within geographic groups and between
            groups altogether was only 1.1%. The average heterozygosity between geographic
            groups ranged from 0.3867 to 0.4150. There were no significant differences
            between geographic groups of populations in heterozygosity or in its variance.
            Average estimates of inbreeding were as follows: Fis = 0.0419, Fst = 0.0084 and
            Fit = 0.0498. Because the heterogeneity and relative proportion of diversity
            were less between Jewish populations than between non-Jewish ones, we conclude
            that genetic similarity between Jews is higher than between Gentiles. The
            findings are in agreement with our previously obtained calculations of genetic
            distances (Kobyliansky, Micle, Goldschmidt-Nathan, Arensburg and Nathan 1982).

            PMID: 6638941 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

          • tenebrae

            1. The Egyptian “Pw-r-ts-wy”, “Peleset”,
            Greek “Pelasgians/Palaistínē (Παλαιστίνη)” Arabic “Filastin (فلسطين)” and Biblical
            “Philistines/Filistines” in other words Palestinians; sources Medinet
            Habu reliefs, Papyrus Harris, Homer’s Odyssey, Herodotus’ The Histories.

            2.The very distinct Hebron glassware, Bethlehem mother of
            pearl and olive wood carvings and unique pottery as mentioned below show
            Palestine has a distinct cultural history since it’s inception. Palestinian
            poetry and music is well known throughout the Muslim world because it is unique
            to Palestine.

            A carved ivory handle from excavations on Enkomi Cyprus with
            a warrior with Palestinian feathered headdress dated 1200 BCE and originating
            from Askelon, source: British Museum.

            3.Palestinian Arabic is different from Levantine Arabic and
            Arabic in all other Arabic speaking nations. It is closer to Classical Arabic
            than any other Arabic language around the world and contains loanwords from
            ancient and modern Middle Eastern (Canaanite, Aramaic, Turkish, Israeli Hebrew)
            and European (Greek, Latin, French, English) languages not found anywhere else.
            Source: F. E. Crow in 1901.

            4.It’s history as proven by the archaeological and
            genealogical records is taught at all Universities across the world including
            Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, we have to assume you’ve never attended such classes
            nor have you ever researched the subject on your own using the same sources
            everybody else uses. There is physical evidence to place Palestinians and the
            land of Palestine where Israel and the occupied territories are now since 1100
            BCE.

            5.In the 2nd century CE under the Romans,
            “Palestine” as a stand-alone term came into widespread use, printed
            on coins, in inscriptions and even in rabbinic texts as has been mentioned in the writings of Philo, Josephus and Pliny
            the Elder.

            6. Pottery found on Palestinian sites across Israel show a
            distinct difference in ware, shape, paint and decorative concepts closer
            related to LHIIIC period Aegean and Greek islands.

            A decorated gold pommel cap was found in Ashdod and dated to
            1100-1000 BCE which was similar to Aegean examples as expected from Palestinian
            craftsmanship as opposed to Assyrian/Mesopotamian.

            Distinct reliefs and clay moldings found in Palestine on
            sarcophagi of the feathered headdresses worn by all Palestinians on Egyptian
            reliefs like the Medinet Habu and Abu Simbel reliefs corroborate the
            archaeological record of the Palestinians existence since at least 1400 BCE in
            Palestine.

            Furthermore genetics shows inhabitants of Palestine belong
            to the Haplogroup J1 Y-DNA to which the majority of modern Jews, Muslims,
            Christians, Druze, Samaritans and Bedouines within it’s borders belong. This
            can be traced back to Cohanian genes considered linked to the Cohen Priestly
            lineage of Aaron. 80% Of Palestinians and 70% of Israelis share these genes.
            Source: Doron M. Behar; Bayazit Yunusbayev; Mait Metspalu; Ene Metspalu;
            Saharon Rosset; Jüri Parik; Siiri Rootsi; Ildus Kutuev; Guennady Yudkovsky;
            Elza K. Khusnutdinova; Oleg Balanovsky; Olga Balaganskaya; Ornella Semino;
            Luisa Pereira; David Gurwitz; Batsheva Bonne-Tamir; Tudor Parfitt; Michael F.
            Hammer; Karl Skorecki; Richard Villems (July 2010) “The genome-wide
            structure of the Jewish people”.

            Irrefutable evidence corroborated by Jewish historical,
            scientific and rabbinical scholars that Palestinians and Palestine exists and
            existed alongside the Jews and included these Jews for the same 3000 years
            Hasbaras like to claim ownership of Palestine for.

          • tenebrae

            The following are verbatim excerpts from news articles,
            which are linked below. This material is readily available to all for
            verification.

            http://www.salon.com/2001/02/07/solomon/

            http://freethought.mbdojo.com/archeology.html

            Exodus never happened and the walls of Jericho did not come
            a-tumbling down. How archaeologists are shaking Israel to its biblical
            foundations.

            Israel Finkelstein, chairman of the Archaeology Department
            at Tel Aviv University, with archaeology historian Neil Asher Silberman, has
            just published a book called “The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New
            Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Text.”

            “The Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in
            the desert, did not conquer the land [of Canaan] in a military campaign and did
            not pass it on to the twelve tribes of Israel. Perhaps even harder to swallow
            is the fact that the united kingdom of David and Solomon, described in the
            Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal kingdom.”

            “In the 12th chapter of Joshua is given a list of 31
            kingdoms which were conquered by Israel. This was in the fifteenth century B.C.
            From this time forward they are represented as a mighty nation by Bible
            historians.

            Rameses III overran Canaan and conquered it between 1280 and
            1260 B.C. The Egyptian records give a list of all the tribes inhabiting it. The
            children of Israel– the Hebrews– were not there. In the 5th century B.C.,
            when Herodotus, the father of History, was collecting materials for his
            immortal work, he traversed nearly every portion of Western Asia. He describes
            all its principal peoples and places; but the Jews and Jerusalem are of too
            little consequence to merit a line from his pen. Not until 332 B.C. do the Jews
            appear upon the stage of history, and then only as the submissive vassals of a
            Grecian king.”

            John E. Remsburg, The Bible (1901), pg. 263.

            Jerusalem was essentially a cow town, not the glorious
            capital of an empire. These findings have been accepted by the majority of
            biblical scholars and archaeologists for years and even decades.

            The tales of the patriarchs — Abraham, Isaac and Joseph
            among others — were the first to go when biblical scholars found those
            passages rife with anachronisms and other inconsistencies. The story of Exodus,
            one of the most powerful epics of enslavement, courage and liberation in human
            history, also slipped from history to legend when archaeologists could no
            longer ignore the lack of corroborating contemporary Egyptian accounts and the
            absence of evidence of large encampments in the Sinai Peninsula (“the
            wilderness” where Moses brought the Israelites after leading them through
            the parted Red Sea).

            Finkelstein is an iconoclast. He established his reputation
            in part by developing a theory about the settlement patterns of the nomadic
            shepherd tribes who would eventually become the Israelites, bolstering the
            growing consensus that they were originally indistinguishable from the rest of
            their neighbors, the Canaanites. This overturns a key element in the Bible: The
            Old Testament depicts the Israelites as superior outsiders — descended from
            Abraham, a Mesopotamian immigrant — entitled by divine order to invade Canaan
            and exterminate its unworthy, idolatrous inhabitants.

            The famous battle of Jericho, with which the Israelites
            supposedly launched this campaign of conquest after wandering for decades in
            the desert, has been likewise debunked: The city of Jericho didn’t exist at
            that time and had no walls to come tumbling down. These assertions are all
            pretty much accepted by mainstream archaeologists.

            “Research is research, and strong societies can easily
            endure discoveries like this.” By comparison with today’s skeptical
            turmoil, the early years of the modern Israeli state were a honeymoon period
            for archaeology and the Bible, in which the science seemed to validate the
            historical passages of the Old Testament left and right. As Finkelstein and Silberman
            relate, midcentury archaeologists usually “took the historical narratives
            of the Bible at face value”; Israel’s first archaeologists were often said
            to approach a dig with a spade in one hand and the Bible in the other. The Old
            Testament frequently served as the standard against which all other data were
            measured: If someone found majestic ruins, they dated them to Solomon’s time;
            signs of a battle were quickly attributed to the conquest of Canaan.
            Eventually, though, as archaeological methods improved and biblical scholars
            analyzed the text itself for inconsistencies and anachronisms, the amount of
            the Bible regarded as historically verifiable eroded. The honeymoon was over.

            Marcus says that Finkelstein is “difficult
            to dismiss because he’s so much an insider in terms of his credentials and
            background. He’s an archaeologist, not a theologian, and he is an Israeli. It’s
            hard to say that someone who was born in Israel and intends to live the rest of
            his life there is anti-Israeli.”

            http://freethought.mbdojo.com/archeology.html

          • tenebrae

            The “Land of Israel” is barely mentioned in the
            Old Testament: the more common expression is the Land of Canaan. When it is
            mentioned, it does not include Jerusalem, Hebron, or Bethlehem. Biblical
            “Israel” is only northern Israel (Samaria) and there never was a
            united kingdom including both ancient Judea and Samaria.

            Even had such a kingdom ever existed and been
            promised by God to the Jews, it is hardly a clinching argument for claiming
            statehood after more than 2,000 years. It is an irony of history that so many
            past Zionists, most of whom were secular Jews, often socialist, used religious
            arguments to buttress their case. Besides, the biblical account makes it quite
            clear (insofar as such accounts are ever clear) that the Jews, led by Moses and
            then by Joshua, were colonisers themselves and were commanded by God to
            exterminate “anything that breathes”. “Completely destroy them –
            the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites – as the
            Lord your God has commanded you.” Imagine if the Amorites came back and
            claimed their ancient land. If they did, this is what Deuteronomy 20 has to
            say: “Put to the sword all the men … As for the women, the children, the
            livestock and everything else … you may take these as plunder for
            yourselves.” Today, such an injunction would take you straight to the
            international criminal court.

            http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/apr/18/invention-land-israel-shlomo-sand

          • James Hay

            What a bunch of poppycock. You write as if educated but think as a a mongoloid idiot.. Go join ISIS if you’re so damn in love with them and their terrorist buddies.

          • scott_ewing

            You sound like the hater here, pal.
            Ever wondered why ISIS doesn’t attack Israel? Didn’t think so.
            Go be brainwashed at someone else – you frothy little dickhead.

          • Toby

            They have said they know Israel would kick their butt.Moron

          • Toby

            Another brainwashed idiot.

          • scott_ewing

            Quite right, facts don’t matter to him.
            He’s here to justify war crimes in the public eye.

          • ahva

            HAHAHAHHA Thats YOUR blog!… Nice try hehehhe Fail

          • ahva

            They use human shields..plenty of reporter have given their story’s .Hamas set up war within the civilians..I saw a child actually look down the barrel of a rocket launcher.There is plenty of proof.They sey up by hospitals and schools and residences-Aishi Zidan,a Finnish journalist,for the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said in a report that was uploaded to YouTube on Friday that Hamas terrorists launched a rocket attack at Israel from a hospital.—Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati said he was able to speak freely about witnessing a Hamas misfire that killed nine children at the Shati camp, confirming the Israel Defense Forces version of events, but only after leaving Gaza, “far from Hamas retaliation.”

          • James Hay

            Idiot! You still think if it’s on the internet, it must be true? Sad, sad racist and hater.

          • Toby

            Stupid!!!

          • ahva

            They use human shields..plenty of reporter have given their story’s .Hamas set up war within the civilians..I saw a child actually look down the barrel of a rocket launcher.There is plenty of proof.They sey up by hospitals and schools and residences-Aishi Zidan,a Finnish journalist,for the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said in a report that was uploaded to YouTube on Friday that Hamas terrorists launched a rocket attack at Israel from a hospital.—Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati said he was able to speak freely about witnessing a Hamas misfire that killed nine children at the Shati camp, confirming the Israel Defense Forces version of events, but only after leaving Gaza, “far from Hamas retaliation.”—The Institute for Palestine Studies published a detailed report on Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon – “At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials”.Hamas has made the nimble fingers and the agility of small size to become part of a weapon.I hear no outrage… I hear no crys for these children who are fed hate..and drink violence.Google – Hamas mickey mouse… educate yourselves.. Don’t take my word.. I have names in each account I have posted.. Google it.. Check my facts..Learn of the Islamic supremacy coming your way.Alot of people that protest and want to side with Hamas.. are the people they will destroy…Gay? Off with your head!..christian..hindu.. well anything other than the flavor of Islam the sword wielder is? OFF with your head.And don’t think you can convert and save yourself.. I saw a man say the shahada …he was told he was still a kifir(infidel) and.. shooting him too merciful.. Off with his head..And they cut his head off.I saw it happen.

          • Albury Smith

            This New Delhi TV footage is even more proof of Hamas using human shields — in this case trying to draw fire from Israel that would kill plenty of foreign journalists:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_fP6mlNSK8&feature=youtu.be
            They’re sweethearts compared to ISIL.

          • Albury Smith

            I’n no fan of Alan Dershowitz, but he nails it here:
            http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4580/gaza-population-density

          • glennwire

            Again, how typical that you would quote the work of one of O.J. Simpson’s lawyers.

            He defends and apologizes mass murder.

          • Albury Smith

            As I pointed out when I posted that article, I’m no fan of Alan Dershowitz (or any of the other lying scum on OJ’s so-called “Dream Team”). Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while however, and scumbag Dershowitz nailed it there. Your peace-loving Hamas terrorist heroes could easily stop the killing of innocent civilians by not firing missiles into Israel at all, but especially from populated areas in a deliberate attempt to get civilians on both sides killed. They were recently caught on video by a New Delhi TV reporter setting up a missile launch site under a big blue tent right next to a hotel full of foreign journalists, and firing the missiles into Israeli civilian areas or at IDF troops dismantling their dozens of terror tunnels into Israel from the Gaza side, obviously seeking the sensational “Israel Kills a Dozen Foreign Journalists” headlines worldwide.
            http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/watch-ndtv-exclusive-how-hamas-assembles-and-fires-rockets/332910

            The NDTV team in Gaza was very critical of Israel’s rising body count there, but presented BOTH SIDES of the story with irrefutable evidence on that video of Hamas’s dishonesty and treachery. The IDF obviously didn’t take Iron Dome into Gaza with them when they finally went in after months of Hamas rocket fire into Israel, so it’s fortunate that they didn’t return fire in self defense and harm any journalists in that Gaza hotel full of them.

          • glennwire

            Two men who agree with you are Wilders and Dershowitz! I find that highly significant.

            Israel and Apartheid South Africa enjoyed cordial and cooperative relations for decades after the rest of the world condemned Apartheid. Again, highly significant.

            Where did I ever say that I supported Hamas?

            It’s only in the your bellicose Manichean world of total and perpetual war and violence that simpleton binary oppositions and connections like this are made.

            It is typical of Pharisees like you that you refuse to attend to the beam in your own stinking and bloodthirsty eye.

          • Albury Smith

            This “Pharisee” wants a two-state solution, as do the Israeli “Pharisees.” Your peace-loving Hamas heroes don’t, plain and simple; they want Israel wiped out at any cost in human lives on either side.

          • glennwire

            I just stated for your imbecilic benefit that I don’t support Hamas. And that I equally condemn ultra-Zionists like you.

            You steal land and resources. You construct apartheid roads. You continually brutalize and murder the indigenous population.

            Everything you *DO* militates against a “two-state solution”.

          • Albury Smith

            Everything you *DO* militates against basic facts, reason, and sanity.

          • glennwire

            I realize that you’re a self-stroking, self-loving narcissistic little Jewish wanker, but why don’t you answer a simple question?

            When you steal land and resources and place the population that you have dispossessed under brutal and lethal military occupation, everyone else calls this ethnic cleansing, state terrorism and colonial expansion.

            So what do you call it?

            My strong guess is that you’re such a psychopathic Pharisee that your insectoid little “mind” doesn’t even acknowledge that this occurs at all and that you live in a perpetual state of denial and cognitive dissonance.

            Despite the banquets of blood that you gorge yourself upon, it’s possibly your state of constant denial which is the most sickening and vile aspect of your murderous being.

          • Albury Smith

            You’re a slow learner. I’m not a Joo or a wanker, and da evil Israeli Joos are doing no “ethnic cleansing, state terrorism [or] colonial expansion.”

          • Albury Smith

            “Israel and Apartheid South Africa enjoyed [blah, blah, blah…]” Your “world of total and perpetual war and violence” would stop if your peace-loving Hamas heroes wanted it to.

          • glennwire

            So do you agree now that your whole Zionist project was bellicose, terroristic and colonial from the very beginning?

            Why bother to act like a denialist imbecile when right at the very beginning Jabotinsky used the word colonialism specifically with regards to Zionism.

            “”Zionist *COLONIZATION* must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population.”

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Wall_%28essay%29

          • Albury Smith

            You’re a one-trick pony and totally fos, as is Jabotinsky da self-loathing Joo. “COLONIZATION” and (proselytism) are not Israel’s thing.
            See ISIL for both, and Russia for colonization/imperialism.

          • glennwire

            >>>” Jabotinsky da self-loathing Joo”

            Jabotinsky was the archetypal Zionist. His descriptions of the Zionist were prescient and notable only for the civilized restraint that he displayed in relation to the blood-soaked horror and terror which subsequent Zionists unleashed.

            You Jews really are quite f**ked up aren’t you? Must be all that headbutting of the Wailing Wall that you do.

            You’re such a pack of precious little princesses that *ANY* criticism of you – and Christ knows you Zionists are major criminals against humanity well deserving of condemnation – is either “anti-semitic” or “self-hating”

            Just a pack of narcissistic colonial interational welfare queens.

          • Albury Smith

            You geniuses who think I’m Jewish and “Zionist” is an insult are really quite f**ked up, aren’t you?

          • glennwire

            “Zionist” is a vile word. Under its banner crimes against humanity have been committed.

            TRUE Judaism is a great religious and philosophical tradition which emphasized the Law and Justice.

            Ultra- Zionists colonial criminals against humanity like you are an absolute travesty of this legacy.

            Again, why are you Israelis so goddamned precious and self-stroking?? It’s bizarre and very camp.

            Aussies like me, we insult and mock ourselves all the time. It’s because we’re actually quite robust and comfortable with ourselves.

            It’s also because we are true democrats who realize that our actions – both past and present – will often be very flawed, very human-all-too-human.

          • Albury Smith

            Earth to glennwire: I’m not a Joo or an Israeli, but I did visit Sydney, Australia once in the late ’60s. All they ever do down there is screw, drink, and gamble; it was so awful that I wish I’d stayed.

          • glennwire

            Anyway, my dear Mr Albury Smith, this exchange has been very enlightening but the real world calls.

            Fare thee well and give my regards to the Golden Calf next time you kiss it.

          • Albury Smith

            I’ve heard of no Joos who kiss this Golden Calf I’d never heard of either, my dear glennwire. Please do something about your Joo problem before it eats you up alive. Jeepers; <14 million Joos worldwide are not the end of the world as you know it. 🙂

          • glennwire

            You are colonial sadist who drowns in pools of blood. And then has the vile Pharisaic habit of denialism.

            There is ONE word and one word only for illegal settlements. And that’s colonialism.

            That’s the only word which applies to land theft and erasure of the native inhabitants culture and language.

            “Take over of Palestinian homes by settlers

            In 1981, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that non-Jews could not buy property in the Jewish Quarter
            in Jerusalem so as to “preserve the homogeneity” of the Jewish Quarter.
            On the other hand, no law prohibits Jews from buying property or living
            in East Jerusalem.[21][unreliable source?] The efforts of fundamentalist Jewish groups who enjoyed government backing in attempts to take over Palestinian homes in the Muslim and Christian Quarters of the Old City between 1993 and 2000 are cited by Rubenberg as one example of the Judaization of Jerusalem. Meron Benvenisti
            writes that these groups succeeding in taking over several buildings,
            “but only after receiving massive assistance from the government to,
            among other things, finance an extensive system of armed guards to
            protect them day and night, and hire armed guards for their children
            anytime they go out into the streets.”[22]

            Not only homes of Palestinian residents are targeted, but also those of absent refugees. Alterations of the Absentee Property Law
            to enable the confiscation of ‘enemy’ property, while hindering
            Palestinian reclamation of property in West Jerusalem and reserving as
            much territory as possible for Jewish use while obstructing Palestinian
            construction, in addition to punitive demolition of residences, have all
            played a role in the judaization of Jerusalem. It is calculated that
            about 35% of East Jerusalem is used by Israelis, while 80% of the land
            is denied use by Palestinian as a result of restrictive zoning measures.[23]

            Demolition of Palestinian homes

            Jeff Halper, an anthropologist and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), describes the Judaization of the city as one of the effects of settlement growth and house demolitions in East Jerusalem,
            describing it as being aimed at “eliminat[ing] the idea that there is
            an East Jerusalem, to create one unified, Jewish Jerusalem.”[24]
            In March 2009, defending its planned demolitions against Palestinian
            houses in the Bustan area of Silwan that would leave 1,500 people
            homeless, Jerusalem authorities said the houses were built illegally,
            without zoning and construction permits. Palestinians and human rights
            organisations countered that “Israel makes it almost impossible for
            Palestinians to get the requisite permits, as a part of the policy to
            Judaise the eastern part of the city.”[25]

            Replacing Arabic place names with Hebrew names

            Another major aspect of Israel’s effort to Judaize Jerusalem was to replace the Arabic names of streets, quarters and historical sites with Hebrew names.[26] The Jordanian newspaper, al-Ra’i,
            published a list of such names and accused the Israeli government of
            changing the Arab names systematically to erase Arab heritage in
            Jerusalem and prevent the reassertion of Arab sovereignty over the city.[citation needed]
            The newspaper also claimed the new names had nothing to do with the old
            names and sometimes attributed a Jewish patrimony when in fact there
            was no such relation. One example it cited was the site named Solomon’s Stables by the Israeli government, which the newspaper claimed was not built in Solomon’s time, but at the time of the Roman emperor Hadrian.[26] Solomon’s Stables
            were named as such by crusaders, who built the stables, because they
            were adjacent to the location of Solomon’s temple. This name was used by
            the Israeli government.

            In December 2010, the Jerusalem Municipality decided that Arab store
            owners in East Jerusalem neighborhoods should change the language of
            their store signs into Hebrew.[27]”

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaization_of_Jerusalem#Take_over_of_Palestinian_homes_by_settlers

          • Albury Smith

            Earth to glennwire: Israel is not colonialist, and GAVE BACK Gaza in 2005.

          • glennwire

            >>>”You’re a one-trick pony”

            Oh, this one is really god damn hilarious coming from the like of murderous thugs like you!!

            ALL you ever spew forth is hamashamasmuslimmuslim.

            And someone ELSE is a “one trick pony”?? ROFL

            Pharisee!

          • Albury Smith

            So “hamashamasmuslimmuslim” doesn’t apply here? Who’s “really” constantly at war with Israel, Drama Queen?

          • Albury Smith

            Here’s a LONG speech on the Islamization of Europe by the Netherlands’ Geert Wilders:
            http://europenews.dk/en/node/14505

          • glennwire

            How typical that an ultra-Zionist colonizing, apartheid constructing, mass murdering drone like you would cite a fascist like Wilders.

            Are you going to start quoting Anders Breivik next?

            http://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/aug/05/jerusalem-post-apologises-norway-attacks

            Japanese ultra-nationalists to this day deny WWII atrocities. Neo-Nazis deny the Holocaust.

            In a completely similar vein, ultra-Zionists deny the Nakba.

            Israel is a terrorist colonial state that was born in terrorism – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel_bombing

            and genocidal ethnic cleansing

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killings_and_massacres_during_the_1948_Palestine_war-

            And to this day Israel is full of bloodthirsty psychopathic liars and denialists.

          • Albury Smith

            Instead of simply attacking the messenger(s), please feel free to point out anything in Wilders’ speech that was untrue. Tiny Israel (~5.9 million Joos) is not a “terrorist state” or “colonial”; it defends itself when attacked by the far greater number of peace-loving Muslims in terrorist organizations and states, including peace-loving Iran’s peace-loving Hamas thugs.
            Using “Zionist” pejoratively is just another display of abysmal ignorance.

          • glennwire

            Israeli Zionist propagandists are terrorist and colonial in origin and continue to be to this day.

          • Albury Smith

            You have a serious Joo-hatred problem.

          • glennwire

            And you are a precious little narcissistic princess. Go headbutt a wall.

          • Albury Smith

            Go shave your head for Jeeezus, Aryan supremacist.

          • glennwire

            Geert Wilders is man of murderous hate.

            Just like you.

          • Albury Smith

            If a “man of murderous hate” is just one who’s addressing the facts, many millions of us are guilty.

          • glennwire

            “Zionist” is a filthy word synonymous with colonial ethnic cleansing, land theft, state terrorism, war crimes, contempt for any form of law except that of the violent jungle.

            The crimes against humanity conducted under the Zionist banner dwarf those of the Chinese in Tibet or the Afrikaners of South Africa.

            It’s no accident that Israel and South Africa enjoyed cordial and cooperative relations for decades after the rest of the world condemned South African apartheid.

            The horror and disgrace for Israel is that the bantustans of South Africa were paradises compared to the Israeli treatment of

          • Albury Smith

            “Zionist” is only a filthy word synonymous with colonial ethnic cleansing to Joo-haters. The idea of ~5.9 million people “colonizing and ethnic[ally] cleansing” ~1.1 BILLION others is laughably insane.

          • glennwire

            >>>”Tiny Israel (~5.9 million Joos) is not a “terrorist state” or “colonial”

            You have stolen land and killed or expelled the original inhabitants. You continue to build and expand illegal settlements manned by vigilante militias who regularly shoot at children.

            You make the Belgian Congo look like a civilizing mission.

            You can headbutt the Wailing Wall until kingdom come, but that’s called “colonialism” in every part of the civilized world. Not in the genocidal, denialist mind of the Zionist barbarian however.

            This is colonialism. No other word for it:

            “Take over of Palestinian homes by settlers

            In 1981, the Supreme Court of Israel ruled that non-Jews could not buy property in the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem so as to “preserve the homogeneity” of the Jewish Quarter. On the other hand, no law prohibits Jews from buying property or living in East Jerusalem.[21][unreliable source?] The efforts of fundamentalist Jewish groups who enjoyed government backing in attempts to take over Palestinian homes in the Muslim and Christian Quarters of the Old City between 1993 and 2000 are cited by Rubenberg as one example of the Judaization of Jerusalem. Meron Benvenisti
            writes that these groups succeeding in taking over several buildings,
            “but only after receiving massive assistance from the government to,
            among other things, finance an extensive system of armed guards to
            protect them day and night, and hire armed guards for their children
            anytime they go out into the streets.”[22]

            Not only homes of Palestinian residents are targeted, but also those of absent refugees. Alterations of the Absentee Property Law
            to enable the confiscation of ‘enemy’ property, while hindering
            Palestinian reclamation of property in West Jerusalem and reserving as
            much territory as possible for Jewish use while obstructing Palestinian
            construction, in addition to punitive demolition of residences, have all
            played a role in the judaization of Jerusalem. It is calculated that
            about 35% of East Jerusalem is used by Israelis, while 80% of the land
            is denied use by Palestinian as a result of restrictive zoning measures.[23]

            Demolition of Palestinian homes

            Jeff Halper, an anthropologist and director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), describes the Judaization of the city as one of the effects of settlement growth and house demolitions in East Jerusalem,
            describing it as being aimed at “eliminat[ing] the idea that there is
            an East Jerusalem, to create one unified, Jewish Jerusalem.”[24]
            In March 2009, defending its planned demolitions against Palestinian
            houses in the Bustan area of Silwan that would leave 1,500 people
            homeless, Jerusalem authorities said the houses were built illegally,
            without zoning and construction permits. Palestinians and human rights
            organisations countered that “Israel makes it almost impossible for
            Palestinians to get the requisite permits, as a part of the policy to
            Judaise the eastern part of the city.”[25]

            Replacing Arabic place names with Hebrew names

            Another major aspect of Israel’s effort to Judaize Jerusalem was to replace the Arabic names of streets, quarters and historical sites with Hebrew names.[26] The Jordanian newspaper, al-Ra’i, published a list of such names and accused the Israeli government of changing the Arab names systematically to erase Arab heritage in Jerusalem and prevent the reassertion of Arab sovereignty over the city.[citation needed] The newspaper also claimed the new names had nothing to do with the old names and sometimes attributed a Jewish patrimony when in fact there was no such relation. One example it cited was the site named Solomon’s Stables by the Israeli government, which the newspaper claimed was not built in Solomon’s time, but at the time of the Roman emperor Hadrian.[26] Solomon’s Stables
            were named as such by crusaders, who built the stables, because they
            were adjacent to the location of Solomon’s temple. This name was used by
            the Israeli government.

            In December 2010, the Jerusalem Municipality decided that Arab store
            owners in East Jerusalem neighborhoods should change the language of
            their store signs into Hebrew.[27]

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judaization_of_Jerusalem#Take_over_of_Palestinian_homes_by_settlers

          • Albury Smith

            How are da Joos treated in “Palestine” and other Muslim utopias? There are currently 69 past or present Arab Muslim Knesset members. How many Joos have ever served in Muslim governments?

          • Albury Smith

            Peace-loving ISIL just beheaded a US infidel on video and has threatened another one:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgll2mcdqeM
            http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-19/islamic-extremist-video-shows-beheading-of-american.html
            They’re upset at the evil US infidel for trying to stop them from murdering tens of thousands more in the name of Almighty Allah. I wonder if the masked ISIL man of god in the video has a “blessed right hand” like Khalid Sheikh Muhammad’s when he hacked off the head of “American Jew Daniel Pearl” in Karachi in 2002.

          • glennwire

            >>>”it’s always Muslims who start these wars”

            Typical despicable and utterly damnable ultra-Zionist Nakba denialism. The Zionists started the violence and the land theft.

            It was Zionist militia and terror groups such as Irgun who start belligerent actions against the native Palestinian population in 1948.

          • Albury Smith

            ~5.9 million Joos in evil Israel v. ~1.1 BiLLION Muslims worldwide. Do the arithmetic.

          • glennwire

            1948 dickhead.

            You arseholes started it.

          • Albury Smith

            You’re only right if “you arseholes” are Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq (which only supported the other 1948 peace-loving Muslim nations’ attacks on newly-partitioned Israel).

        • wfmcfp

          I must side with those who believe Israel is merely attempting to protect herself.
          Has it been the Jews who’ve strapped bombs on humans (young and old alike) to blow up buses, coffee shops, public squares? Has it been the Jews digging tunnels into the Gaza strip…to affect terror on its citizens? Has it been the Jews who’ve so far launched over 3200 missiles in this current conflict? Has it been the Jews who’ve refused to construct a peace accord be tween the two people groups over the past 100 years? Has it been the Jews who’ve literally trained their school children at very early ages to hate and wish to kill the Palestinians? Has it been the Jews who’ve placed their weapon cashes and missile launching sites along side school, churches and hospitals? Is it the Jews that have a current Covenant declaring death to the Palestinians and annihilation of them? NO…..it’s been the Palestinian Hamas organization that’s done all of these things. Robert. How do you see these things I’ve mentioned here? Fiction?

        • James Hay

          This shows what a racist pig and delusional person you are. Do you hate nigras as well?

        • Toby

          Insane.!!!

      • scott_ewing

        The only people who want palestinians dead are the zionists, albury. As reflected in the zionist’s aggressive and expansionist foreign policy.
        Your hasbera is wearing pretty thin these days.

        • Albury Smith

          Israel wants Hamas to stop firing rockets at its people, Scott. Hamas wants dead “Palestinians” for their own hasbAra. Please feel free to explain why their many tunnels into Israel from Gaza for terrorism against the Israeli people are not open to Gaza’s civilians to use for shelter. Israel’s bomb shelters are in constant use by its people as SHELTERS right now.

          • scott_ewing

            Anyone else interested in who this albury guy is and what he’s doing here

            – as he pumps out zionist talking points while demanding everyone believe him and disregarding any opposing claims out of hand –

            him and his ongoing internet spam job can be explained in this.

            How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder To Legitimize Murder

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsunQGmGeJ8

          • Albury Smith

            Gee, I wonder why Hamas has to replenish its missile supply:
            http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/27/hamas-negotiating-secret-arms-deal-with-north-korea-to-replenish-missile-stocks/
            Peace-loving North Korea to the rescue, and let’s hope the evil Israelis don’t try to keep the North Korean weapons out of Gaza.

          • Matt

            Albury, this whole crusade is predicated on destroying those very tunnels.
            Why would they ever hide there?

          • Albury Smith

            Jews don’t do crusades, and the IDF was not in Gaza when the conflict started. Hamas did not go to all of the trouble of digging dozens of tunnels 25 or more feet deep and miles long into Israel just to grab 3 Israeli teenagers and torture and murder them. It’s now RUMORED that they planned a full-scale attack inside Israel around the upcoming Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur holidays using peace-loving Hamas terrorists in IDF uniforms, and hoped to wipe out Israel completely. They planned to catch the Israeli Army when their numbers were down because of religious observances, and carry out their own “Final Solution,” although they’d have missed the ~7 million Jews not living in Israel.

          • Matt

            Albury, this whole crusade is predicated on destroying those very tunnels.
            Why would they ever hide there?

        • MCB

          Bullshit. They both want to kill each other. Open your eyes and take the bananas out of your ears to paraphrase Yuri Bezmenov…

      • glennwire

        Zionism has become such a toxic word, that even Israeli ultra nationalist apologists hate the word.

        http://www.newstatesman.com/media-mole/2014/08/louise-mensch-accidentally-calls-father-modern-zionism-anti-semite

      • glennwire

        Notice how a formerly neutral word – “fascism” – has become a term of abuse?

        Notice how the same has happened to “hasbara”?

    • Steven Raff

      When did you discover your antizionism? Was it before or after you discovered your Jew hatred?

      • Robert Barsocchini

        Sure

        • Steven Raff

          Well, at least you don’t deny being a bigot. thanks for that.

          • Robert Barsocchini

            Your opinion: Israel should cease colonizing Palestine beyond the June, 1967 borders. Yes? No? It’s complicated?

          • Steven Raff

            I think this was tried in 2005. Your opinion: Did this work in 2005? Did this not work in 2005? Do you think that being anti-Zionist and being anti-Jew are two entirely different things?

          • Robert Barsocchini

            Ohhh, so Israel is not currently building illegal settlements outside its June, 1967 borders, huh?

            Seems you may be a very confused young man 😉 Can’t say this would surprise me. Sorry.

            Or, perhaps, Palestinian lives are so utterly meaningless to you that Palestinians being colonized is not even worth a comment, in your mind.

            Maybe you are so aggressive in calling people bigots because you are trying to keep the attention off your bigotry?

            Nah, that couldn’t be it, could it?

    • Toby

      Are you insane, stupid or sarcastic?

  • MCB

    What long lasting peaceful solution does Washingtons Blog propose for Middle East stability?

    • Robert Barsocchini

      How about the international democratic and legally required consensus supported by virtually every group in the world except the US and Israel, since Israel wants to keep building illegal Jewish only settlements in Palestine and beyond.

      Here: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/facts-us-citizens-need-know-israel-palestine.html

      • MCB

        That is certainly one step, but it doesn’t come anywhere near close to addressing the multitude of other systemic underlying issues as to why there has been war in the region for thousands of years. My question was a bit rhetorical in nature. Wars are one won when one side unconditionally surrenders to the other side. To think that peace can or will be brokered is naive. To think that either side will ever surrender ignores history. History doesn’t have to be repeated, but this will not be brokered with a peaceable solution. It’s hopeless. We should withdraw all support from both sides and mind our own business. I don’t care if oil goes to $200+ a barrel and gas to $12 a gallon which will happen if we pull support from Israel because middle east instability will increase proportionally. Pulling all support is the right and moral thing to do in my opinion. It’s not our war; let them fight it out.

        • Robert Barsocchini

          Step two: stop committing crimes. This step is unpopular with people who support US state violence.

          • MCB

            How about we take my big picture macro approach, cut funding to all sides and stay out the war minding our own business? This plethora of tactical solutions are meaningless half measures that will never get traction individually or collectively. We’d have a better chance organizing a 10 million person peaceful tailgate party clogging the hill, K street and 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. then we would trying to implement meaningless half measures one by one with almost zero support. The way you smash open a castle door is with a battering ram, not whittling away like Shawshank Redemption.

  • Test

    Washington’s Blog has jumped the shark here – time to get a more balanced view – spend a few minutes a day here for some balance – http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/

  • Listen…here’s the EXACT SAME 3 STORIES they use all my life whenever Israel attacks Gaza, I’ve pointed this out for years:

    1. “ROCKETS FROM GAZA”

    2. “HUMAN SHIELDS”

    3. “TUNNELS”

    It’s like some sort of playbook, anyone can see this. It’s IMPOSSIBLE that the same exact 3 talking point stories come up EVERY SINGLE TIME, without some sort of propaganda media plan to do so.

    I’m thinking of adding a #4, I’m seeing this all the time, too:

    4. “HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE BY ISRAEL”

    It’s the SAME EXACT SH*T EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!

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  • MCB

    It’s really sad to see some of the bloggers here on Washington blog descend into childish mocking and incendiary, condescending and derisive comments using an ad hominem style of responses to your readers. There’s a big disconnect between your wonderfully written op-ed pieces and the way many of the bloggers here childishly handle readers in such an insulting manner who take their time to comment. I’d like to see the same professionalism from those bloggers in the comments section as I do in their actual blogs. You all are better than than engaging in such repetitive and mocking sarcastic behavior. Just my $0.02

  • FPaes

    Excelent text!!! This is exactly what I think. I am horrified, not only by the shocking images of wounded and dead children, but also with the insensibility of the jews all around the world. Even my closest jews friends are now behaving in such evil way that I am beggining to be scare. They not only feel no regret or even sadness for all the death. They are proud of it.

  • Tabsterdin

    Sorry but there are films of this. Hamas beating Palestinians and forcing them to places where they’ll be blown up. I saw them. I’m very sorry for this horrible mess and I agree that apartheid is taking place. But let’s not be naive — one cannot deny the films. They’re all over youtube.

    Here’s one from the horse’s mouth:

    http://youtu.be/eQ6S0-o3uFI

    • Mimi Wright

      ROFL……!!!

      In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack [GENOCIDE] on Gaza
      OMG….These PICS are WONDERFUL!
      WOW so AMAZING….all around the WORLD every Race and Religion [even the HONEST JEWS] coming together to show SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE!!!
      The World know the TRUTH That ISRAEL IS A ZIONIST TERRORIST STATE!!!
      http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/worldwide-protest-israeli.html

  • Consuelo

    “The Gentiles are behind this…”

    -Ruth Madoff while being wire-tapped during Bernie’s ensnarement…

  • Mimi Wright

    WOW……The World Knows THE TRUTH!!!
    All around the World every Race and Religion [Even the Honest Jews] Support PALESTINE!!!
    These PICS are AMAZING…..Thank you WORLD!

    In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)
    http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/worldwide-protest-israeli.html

  • Guest

    NOT from Palestine….it is from Egypt…..your friends
    ‘It’s the revolution’s fault’: Egyptian teacher arrested after shocking footage shows him beating terrified children
    This shocking video captures a belligerent day care teacher – who was arrested after this video came to light – violently whacking at least 10 of his young pupils in “Egypt.”
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391439/Egyptian-teacher-arrested-shocking-footage-shows-beating-terrified-children.html

  • Stephen Barraclough

    The whole situation is extremely sickening! Evil acts abound in ‘The Holy Land’, proclaimed Holy by the three major religions, including the two which have association with it by conquest – Judaism & Islam! It is held so Holy, that Evil deeds are committed there almost daily, using their own version / interpretation of their Holy Books to JUSTIFY them – though those wonderful religious tomes SPECIFICALLY DECRY ANY SUCH ACTS OR THOUGHTS!
    Evil behaviour is a product of Evil thought, having NOTHING TO JUSTIFY IT IN ANY RELIGION!
    Peaceful thought, religious study, good and worthy deeds are ALL called for in the Holy Books! NOT the buying/selling/using of arms to commit deadly deeds, WHICH ARE NOT THE WORK OF GOD!
    So, calm down, stop thinking ill of others/doing ill deeds yourselves.
    THEN TALK OF HOW EASY PEACE CAN BE ACHIEVED. And it will happen.

  • MMaximuSS1975

    Here’s how it works people. This isn’t Iron Dome. Something different. Military radar used as a counter attack weapon that detects and triangulates the location of an enemy piece of artillery. When an attack is launched, artillery is fired back on that location. HAMAS knows this. This is why they fire from civilian positions.

    You can go to YouTube. Search for a channel called “MEMRI TV”. Its kind of like a RightWingWatch.org in the middle east. You can see a video there, from about a month or two ago, where multiple Egyptian tv hosts lambaste HAMAS for such activity. Human Shields. There are subtitles.

  • ahva

    They use human shields..plenty of reporter have given their story’s .Hamas set up war within the civilians..I saw a child actually look down the barrel of a rocket launcher.There is plenty of proof.They sey up by hospitals and schools and residences-Aishi Zidan,a Finnish journalist,for the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said in a report that was uploaded to YouTube on Friday that Hamas terrorists launched a rocket attack at Israel from a hospital.—Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati said he was able to speak freely about witnessing a Hamas misfire that killed nine children at the Shati camp, confirming the Israel Defense Forces version of events, but only after leaving Gaza, “far from Hamas retaliation.”—The Institute for Palestine Studies published a detailed report on Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon – “At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials”.Hamas has made the nimble fingers and the agility of small size to become part of a weapon.I hear no outrage… I hear no crys for these children who are fed hate..and drink violence.Google – Hamas mickey mouse… educate yourselves.. Don’t take my word.. I have names in each account I have posted.. Google it.. Check my facts..Learn of the Islamic supremacy coming your way.Alot of people that protest and want to side with Hamas.. are the people they will destroy…Gay? Off with your head!..christian..hindu.. well anything other than the flavor of Islam the sword wielder is? OFF with your head.And don’t think you can convert and save yourself.. I saw a man say the shahada …he was told he was still a kifir(infidel) and.. shooting him too merciful.. Off with his head..And they cut his head off.I saw it happen.

    • glennwire

      In only the last 30 days, the IDF has now killed close to 2000 Palestinians, injured
      close to 12, 000, destroyed 10 000 homes, 12 hospitals, 141 schools, 6 UN
      shelters, the Great Mosque, the University, the only power plant.

      In the West Bank, dozens have been killed and injured by soldiers firing live ammunition on civilian protesters.

      IDF soldiers have left their calling card in the form of faeces, urine and racist anti-Arab graffiti in the few buildings left standing.

      And yet you have the god-almighty chutzpah to claim that you care about Gazan children!

      Israel was a state born in terrorism and ethnic cleansing.
      And so it continues.

  • James Hay

    You lying, prejudiced apes! Someday you’ll all die out and we might live in peace. I’ve seen nothing but lies meant to stir up the rabble here and it seems it has. Like they say: “you can write whatever you want on the inet.” If you love the Arabs so well, go live with them. Don’t come back crying when they behead you ’cause you’re from “the Great Satan.” Dumb asses!

  • David Sanders

    actually we Zionists use palestinians as test tubes for lead poisoning.

  • Robert Kessler

    This article is beyond horseshit. It’s Nazi apologetics.

    Gaza does not prosecute it’s own soldiers for hiding behind children. It instructs them to shoot “traitors” in the street.

    The evidence is overwhelming that they use schools and hospitals as launch sites. Gaza is two thirds open farmland. Why the hell do the Gazans need to shoot rockets from hospitals? Have you ever even LOOKED at Gaza? Use Google Maps! *!!!!!*

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMiG9JD2OxM

    On the other hand, Israel prosecutes every claim of soldier abuse, which is why you KNOW ABOUT THEM.

    You people better look in the mirror and ask yourself why, after bringing the world the Ten Commandments, and being systematically murdered by Jew hating mobs for 2000 years, after finally getting their own sliver of desert marsh from the United fucking Nations and making every Arab in that marsh a full Israeli citizen, the Jews are SUDDENLY acting like Nazis????????????

    They’re not.

    YOU are, you unconscious numbskulls. Now you understand how the good German people were trained to kill Jews by Hitler. He just told them a story.

    You dopes.

    • glennwire

      Israel bears responsibility for *everything* which occurs in
      the Occupied Territories. Try as they might the Israeli government cannot wash
      their hands of this culpability.

      As the military occupying power, Israel is the real power
      and government of Gaza and the West Bank.

      Israel controls even the finances of the PA.

      Gaza is NOT an autonomous nation.

      Israeli soldiers and Mossad agents swarm both regions.

      Gaza is strangled by a total land, air and water siege. The
      siege is one of the oldest forms of warfare in history. When you wage war upon
      a region, it is entirely to be expected that there will a warlike reaction.

      As we learn from modern history. And as the right to resist
      occupation is enshrined in International Law.

      1/Israel was instrumental in the creation of Hamas. They
      were to be used as a foil against Fatah.

      Once again Israeli interference must be taken into account
      whenever we consider Palestinian affairs.

      “”Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel’s creation,” says Mr.
      Cohen, a Tunisian-born Jew who worked in Gaza for more than two decades.
      Responsible for religious affairs in the region until 1994,”

      “Instead of trying to curb Gaza’s Islamists from the
      outset, says Mr. Cohen, Israel for years tolerated and, in some cases,
      encouraged them as a counterweight to the secular nationalists of the Palestine
      Liberation Organization and its dominant faction, Yasser Arafat’s Fatah. Israel
      cooperated with a crippled, half-blind cleric named Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, even
      as he was laying the foundations for what would become Hamas. Sheikh Yassin
      continues to inspire militants today;”

      http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123275572295011847

      2/Israel had absolutely no right to be colonizing the Gaza
      Strip. All their actions in Gaza were illegal.

      3/Israel scorch earthed Gaza upon leaving it.

      4/Israel then tried to organize a coup against Hamas after
      Hamas won the Gazan elections.

      5/It is blatantly false that Israel’s actions are
      “defensive”.

      They are offensive and colonial. They have been from the
      very outset. 1948 onwards.

      6/What has become the dominant position in Israeli politics
      is the ultra-Zionist position of Eretz Israel. Again, Eretz Israel has been a
      Zionist project and position from the beginning.

      This can be clearly seen from the Likud Charter which completely
      rejects ANY two-state solution.

      http://www.juancole.com/2014/08/charter-destruction-palestinian.html

      Which involves the complete expulsion of the indigenous
      Palestinian inhabitants.

      7/New Gas reserves have been found in the Seas of the Gazan
      coast.

      This material economic reason informs Israeli Gazan policy.

      The Israelis both want to exploit these gas reserves
      themselves. And to deny the Gazans this natural resource.

      Judaism is *supposed* to be about the Law and the Justice of
      the prophets and of the messianic age to come.

      The ultra-Zionist military welfare queen state of Israel has
      broken and is contempt of every International Law that there is.

      Zionism is the enemy of Judaism.

    • glennwire

      >>>” He just told them a story.”

      Which is all it takes to turn Jews into vicious religious fanatics.

    • glennwire

      >>>” Israel prosecutes every claim of soldier abuse”

      Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by
      killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, including children, in the
      occupied West Bank over the past three years with near total impunity,
      said Amnesty International in a report published today.

      The report, Trigger-happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank,
      describes mounting bloodshed and human rights abuses in the Occupied
      Palestinian Territories (OPT) as a result of the Israeli forces’ use of
      unnecessary, arbitrary and brutal force against Palestinians since
      January 2011.

      In all cases examined by Amnesty International,
      Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers did not appear to be posing a
      direct and immediate threat to life. In some, there is evidence that
      they were victims of wilful killings, which would amount to war crimes.

      “The
      report presents a body of evidence that shows a harrowing pattern of
      unlawful killings and unwarranted injuries of Palestinian civilians by
      Israeli forces in the West Bank,” said Philip Luther, Middle East and
      North Africa Director at Amnesty International.

      “The frequency and
      persistence of arbitrary and abusive force against peaceful protesters
      in the West Bank by Israeli soldiers and police officers – and the
      impunity enjoyed by perpetrators – suggests that it is carried out as a
      matter of policy.””

      https://www.amnesty.org/en/articles/news/2014/02/trigger-happy-israeli-army-and-police-use-reckless-force-west-bank/

    • glennwire

      >>>”You dopes”.

      Typical IDF skinhead violence and abuse.

      There isn’t an ultra-nationalist fiction that you don’t regurgitate.

    • glennwire
    • glennwire

      There are at least Fifty laws in Israel which explicitly
      discriminate against Arabs.

      http://www.adalah.org/en/content/view/7771

      Plus the *real* racial and religious discrimination which
      Arabs face daily.

      The Association
      for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) published reports documenting racism in
      Israel, and the 2007 report suggested that anti-Arab racism in the country was
      increasing. One analysis of the report summarized it thus: “Over
      two-thirds Israeli teens believe Arabs to be less intelligent, uncultured and
      violent. Over a third of Israeli teens fear Arabs all together….The report
      becomes even grimmer, citing the ACRI’s racism poll, taken in March 2007, in
      which 50% of Israelis taking part said they would not live in the same building
      as Arabs, will not befriend, or let their children befriend Arabs and would not
      let Arabs into their homes.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_Israel#Racism_against_Israeli_Arabs_by_Israeli_Jews

      The “Jewish State Law” is only the latest of these
      explicitly discriminatory racists laws.

      “No longer would
      there be a horizontal balance between the two parts, but instead a disconnect
      between the two, and the creation of a vertical balance, so that following the
      acceptance of this proposal, at the top of the constitutional hierarchy would
      be placed the principle of the state of Israel as the nation state of the
      Jewish people, and only beneath it on the constitutional hierarchy would be
      placed the principle of a democratic state.”

      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/27/bill-israel-judaism-democracy-president-israel-jewishness-reuven-rivlin

      Even most Americans recognise that there is fundamental
      contradiction between Israel as “Jewish” State and Israel as
      *democratic* state.

      This can be seen in the latest survey from the Brookings
      Institute.

      71% of respondents state that Israel should value
      “democracy” over “Jewishness”.

      The fact that many surveyed recognise the distinction in the
      first place is significant.

    • glennwire

      >>>”Now you understand how the good German people were trained to kill Jews by Hitler. He just told them a story.”

      You have just answered your own question how about Israelis – or ANY human being – can routinely commit genocide and systematic human rights abuses.

  • honestbeliever