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News, December 2008
Day 13 of the Zionist Israeli Terrorist War on Gaza, Death Toll 765, Injuries 3200, US-EU Governments Still Block UN Ceasefire Resolution
ccun.org, January 8, 2009, 6:00 pm ET
Editor's Summary and Commentary:
Zionist Savagery Is a Threat to World Peace
The Zionist Israeli terrorist attacks have continued for the thirteenth day killing and injuring Palestinian civilians inside their homes and in UN shelters.
Official statistics indicate that more than 65 Palestinians were killed and about 200 were injured. However, rescuers could not reach many areas, which were hit by Israeli terrorist forces fire. This means that there are many more victims than the official statistics indicate.
The Israeli terrorist attacks expanded to destroy Palestinian homes near the Palestinian-Egyptian border wall, in preparation for a re-occupation of the area.
The Israeli terrorist attacks continued to be conducted with US-made weapons, particularly F-16 warplanes and Apache helicopters as well as with European-made naval vessels.
All indications point to the determination of Palestinian resistance fighters to continue their struggle defending their people until they defeat the invading Israeli terrorist forces. This means that the continuous Israeli terrorist attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip will only lead to more casualties among civilians as well as among Israeli soldiers and Palestinian resistance fighters.
US-EU governments have continued to shield the Israeli terrorist government and its terrorist forces by blocking the Arab proposed resolution in the UN Security Council, which calls for a ceasefire (until the moment of writing this commentary at 6:00 pm ET. This means that the US-EU government are participant in the shedding of the blood of innocent Palestinian children and women for the past 13 days.
The Israeli use of US-made weapons in killing Palestinian civilians in Gaza is in violation of US laws which prohibit that use. The Bush administration officials are in violation of these US laws and federal prosecutors have the responsibility to indict them on that basis.
This Israeli terrorist war on the Palestinian civilian population will only increase Arab-Islamic hostility against the Israeli terrorist government and its backers, particularly the US-EU governments. It has made peace in the Middle East farther away than any time before.
This terrorist war, further, will make it almost impossible for President Obama to proceed toward a peaceful resolution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which could be the main objective of the planners of this savage war.
The Zionists thrive on war. Without it, they cannot justify the looting of the US treasury, or keeping their tight grip on US foreign policy.
Finally, this terrorist Israeli war is just another step in the escalation towards the coming war on Iran, which aims at keeping the Zionist-terrorist state as the only nuclear power in the oil-rich Middle East.
The Neo-Conservative Zionists want to make sure that the Obama administration will be forced to side with the Israeli aggressors, thus keeping the Middle East in a continuous state of war.
It has become clear that there will be no peace in the world as long as Zionists are allowed to control of the US-EU governments.
It's time for a wakening in the US and Europe to stop the Zionist savagery, terrorism, and threat to the world peace.
============================US military re-supplying Israel with ammunition through Greece
Report: US military re-supplying Israel with ammunition through Greece
As the Israeli occupation terrorist forces continue to pound the
crowded, impoverished and imprisoned population of the Gaza Strip with
the full force of its military might, Israel's strongest ally, the
United States, announced plans to ship large amounts of ammunition to
the Israeli forces – as it did during Israel's 2006 invasion of Lebanon,
when the Israelis ran out of (internationally-banned) cluster bombs, and
the US shipped them tens of thousands more.
“Required: Request US or foreign flag container vessel (coaster) to
move approximately 168 TEU's [standard twenty-foot containers] in each
of two consecutive voyages both containing ammunition.”
$12 Billion Annual US Aid Officially Announced:
In addition to $3 billion in direct aid a year, the US government
supplies around $3 billion in weapons transfers to Israel, and $6
billion in loan guarantees (none of which have ever been repaid by
Gaza: Palestinian journalist, his wife and mother-in-law killed by Israeli artillery
The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that a Palestinian journalist, his wife and his mother in law were killed on Thursday evening when the Israeli terrorist forces shelled their home in Gaza city.
Eyhab Al-Wuhaidi worked as a cameraman for the Palestinian President's Office in Gaza.
The children of Al-Wuhaidi, now orphaned due to the killing of their parents and grandmother, also sustained serious injuries.
While international and Israeli journalists have been kept out of the Gaza Strip throughout the two-week long Israeli offensive, Palestinian journalists who have managed to get reports out of Gaza via the internet and cellular phone have reported being targeted by Israeli forces.
The Palestinian Center for Human Rights reports that 8 Palestinian journalists have been killed by the Israeli terrorist army between the years of 2000 to 2008.
The Israeli terrorist army embarked on its current military offensive on Saturday December 27, 2008. The Palestinian Ministry of Heath in Gaza stated that the death toll in Gaza by Thursday evening stands at 765; half of them are children and women, in addition to 3,200 injured, among them 500 in critical condition.
13th day under attack; Death toll in Gaza reaches 765
The Israeli terrorist army continued its military offensive for the 13th consecutive day in the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Palestinian medical sources stated that 50 people were killed by Israeli terrorist army fire since early morning hours on Thursday.
Dr Mu'awiya Hassanain, the Director of the Ambulance and Emergency Department in the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, stated that 50 dead bodies were retrieved today from several areas of the Gaza Strip as it was impossible to retrieve them yesterday and last night due to the continued Israeli shelling.
Dr Hassanain added that this afternoon, death toll in Gaza reached 765, half of them are children and women, in addition to 3,200 injured residents, among them 500 in critical condition.
According to local sources in the Gaza Strip, today's shelling targeted municipal buildings, homes, and mosques.
Dr Hassanain said that 50% of the Palestinian ambulances in the Gaza Strip are out of service now either from being hit by Israeli fire or due to the lack of spare parts.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza issued a statement on Thursday saying that Gaza hospitals lack 105 types of medicine, in addition lacking over 225 types of medical supplies used in ER rooms.
The Israeli terrorist army embarked on its terrorist offensive on Saturday December 27, 2008. Israeli warplanes started by shelling all the Palestinian security posts there. In the following days the shelling was expanded. Hospitals, homes, blacksmith workshops, schools, and mosques where targeted.
Day and night all the Palestinian coastal region was under attack. On Saturday January 3, 2009 Israeli ground forces entered the Gaza strip and divided it into two sections.
The latest civilian target was hit on Tuesday January 3, 2009; the Israeli terrorist forces launched an attack on a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency UNRWA in the northern Gaza town of Jabaliya. The attack left 43 Palestinians dead and at least 100 wounded.
Young brothers killed in shelling - Gaza toll rises to 765
Israeli terrorist forces
shot and killed a United Nations truck driver in Gaza on Thursday.
IOF warplanes blast tens of Palestinian homes along borders with Egypt
[ 08/01/2009 - 09:40 AM ]
Israeli terrorist forces warplanes on Wednesday blasted dozens of Palestinian civilian homes in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, along the borders with Egypt displacing thousands of inhabitants, eyewitnesses reported.
They said that the Israeli terrorist warplanes launched a series of intensified raids destroying scores of those houses using heavy bombs, and noted that thousands fled the area fearing the powerful shelling.
The displaced people sought refuge in a number of shelters provided by UN organizations amidst fears that the Israeli occupation forces might target them as well similar to what happened on Tuesday when the IOF warplanes bombarded a UN school that provided shelter for Palestinian civilians fleeing their homes.
IOF choppers resumed Wednesday evening their bombing of several targets in the Gaza Strip after three hours of suspension, which was granted to allow entry of humanitarian aid into the Strip.
Palestinian sources said that the gunships fired missiles at Nussairat refugee camp, in central Gaza, and at Palestinian homes in Shaboura suburb in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli terrorist soldier killed in Gaza
An Israeli officer was killed in Gaza following a battle with Palestinian Resistance Groups in Gaza on Thursday
According to media sources, Major Roey Rosner, 27, an officer in the
Kfir infantry brigade, was killed when his unit was hit with an
anti-tank shell while during the ground offensive the military is
conducting in Gaza since a week.
(Later, Israelis admitted that two other soldiers were killed today).
[ 08/01/2009 - 10:24 AM ]
The death toll of the continued Israeli terrorist forces wanton aggression on the Gaza Strip rose to more than 700 Palestinians, half of them were children and women, and the injuries to at least 3,100.
Dr. Mu'awiya Hassanain, the director of the ambulance and emergency in the health ministry, stated that the number of children rose to 230 and the women to 100.
Israel had intensified on Tuesday its military raids on civilian houses and UN schools sheltering hundreds of innocent Palestinians which resulted in the death of more than 135 civilians in one day.
In another context, Hamas political leader Mohamed Nazzal on Wednesday said that the Palestinian resistance fighters spearheaded by Al-Qassam Brigades managed to kill and wound more than 130 Israeli soldiers in five days.
In a statement to the Aqsa satellite channel, Nazzal added that the Palestinian resistance had killed since the start of the Israeli military aggression on Gaza more than 30 Israeli officers and soldiers and wounded more than 100 others including the commander of the Golani special unit.
Israel, for its part, alleged that only seven soldiers were killed and 103 others were wounded after they were met with fierce resistance during military operations.
The IOF troops also claimed that its warplanes on Wednesday bombed more than 40 Palestinian targets including tunnels in south Gaza in addition to 10 rocket launch areas, but all international reports refute such Israeli allegations, saying that Israel deliberately targets civilians, houses and mosques after failing to deal with the resistance.
ICRC: "Shocking" scenes result after Israeli army blocked ambulances from reaching wounded
Teams from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
discovered “shocking” scenes, four small children next to their dead
mothers, when rescue workers gained access to the Zaytoon neighborhood
of Gaza on Wednesday.
Projectiles fired from Gaza reach Beersheba
Palestinian fighters fired at least four projectiles and
rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip just before midnight on
Gaza toll passes 700; renewed shelling in Gaza City
More than 700 people have now been killed as Israel continues its
assault on the Gaza Strip for a 13th day.
Rockets from Lebanon land in Israel
At least two Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon landed in the town
of Nahariyah, in northern Israel on Thursday morning, lightly injuring
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