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Israeli-Controlled US House of Representatives
Passes Resolution Supporting Israeli Attacks on Gaza, Killing 195
Palestinians, Injuring 1385, Mostly Children and Women, July 14, 2014
These little children of Gaza were
massacred because of the US blind support for the Israeli war
criminals, particularly in Congress:
of death and destruction inflicted
by Israeli occupation government
on the Palestinian people in the
Gaza Strip, on July 11, 2014.
how the billions of dollars in
military and economic aid to the
Zionist, Apartheid State of Israel
Passively Watching as Israel
Perpetrates Open-Ended Massacre in
The Israeli occupation army air force
also fired missiles into Gaza’s Ark
solidarity ship, docked at the
shore, destroying it completely. The
Ark was a symbol of attempts to
break the Israeli siege of Gaza
US House Unanimously passes resolution supporting Israeli
attack on Gaza
Tuesday July 15, 2014 09:33 by
Hagbard - IMEMC News
The US House of Representatives voted unanimously to support a
non-binding resolution to reaffirm full U.S. support for Israel’s
“defense of its citizens” and condemning Palestinian “unprovoked rocket
fire”. The resolution made no mention of the nearly 2,000 tons of bombs
that had been dropped by Israel on Gaza at the time it was passed
It also did not mention the 200 Palestinians (80% of whom are
civilians, according to the UN) or the multiple attempts by Hamas to
negotiate a ceasefire with Israel – including on July 6th, before the
Israeli attack began in earnest.
The US House of representatives
is currently Republican-led, but representatives of both political
parties offered full support to the Israeli military’s attack, and
ongoing siege of the Gaza Strip.
During the one minute speech
sessions that followed the opening prayer on Friday morning, Republican
Trent Franks from Arizona stated, “Last month Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas openly united with the terrorist group Hamas and right now
they are raining down rockets on the innocent people of Israel. One half
of all Israelis have sought shelter in bomb shelters.”
members of Congress mentioned the Israeli attack on Gaza that began on
July 8th, killing twenty civilians before Palestinian resistance
fighters responded with homemade shells.
The resolution passed
by the U.S. House claimed that Iran has provided material support in
long-range missile production to both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, a claim
that has been made by the Israeli government. But the Israeli government
has not offered anything beyond infographics that show evidence of
either group possessing any such weapons.
The American Israeli
Public Affairs Committee, which is the wealthiest Zionist lobby in the
U.S., immediately issued a statement praising the U.S. House for
“passing a forceful resolution affirming Israel’s right to self-defense
and holding Hamas responsible for the attacks on America’s democratic
Resolution 657 “states support for the state of Israel as
it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas
In the seven days of Israel’s “Operation
Protective Edge”, launched Tuesday July 8th against the people of Gaza,
Israeli forces have killed 195 Palestinians, including at least 35
children. Over 1400 Palestinians have been wounded, many of them
severely. Hospitals are overflowing with wounded civilians, and are
facing shortages of supplies and equipment since Israel began its siege
on Gaza eight years ago.
No Israelis have been killed or wounded
by Palestinian shells fired in response to the Israeli attck over the
past seven days. Around a dozen Israelis have reported minor injuries
sustained while running to bomb shelters.
UNICEF: Gaza Violence Most Devastating for Children
Tuesday July 15, 2014 02:56 by Chris Carlson - 1 of International
Middle East Media Center Editorial Group
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said via press
statement, that the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel
threatens devastating harm for children on all sides, urging restraint
to protect all children.
According to the statement: "Palestinian
children have been reported killed in airstrikes on Gaza and many more
injured. The coastal enclave is under closure, making it difficult for
civilians to flee. In Israel, rocket attacks from Gaza threaten the
lives of Israeli children as well.
"Both airstrikes and rocket
attacks are putting children at risk, leaving them exposed to physical
harm and mental distress," said the organization, adding: "many already
experienced violence and destruction during previous escalations."
"UNICEF reiterates the UN Secretary-General's call on parties to
exercise maximum restraint, and reminds them of their legal and moral
obligation to protect children from harm," the statement concluded,
according to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency.
indeed bearing the brunt of the worsening violence in the region, WAFA
further reports, with over 30 killed in Gaza, in recent days, and
hundreds more injured, according to UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony
Lake, who issued a press statement Sunday.
"No child should have
to suffer the terrifying impact of such violence," he said.
violence is taking a shocking toll on children both physically and
psychologically, with alarming consequences for future chances of peace,
stability and understanding. Too often children who witness such
violence, and come to view it as 'normal', are likely to repeat it
themselves in later life," the statement further read.
to WAFA, on-ground UNICEF staff members have spoken with families who
describe the deep emotional impact that the current violence is having
on children - children who are not sleeping or who are having
nightmares, children who have stopped eating, and children who are
exhibiting harrowing signs of mental distress.
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