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6,000 Mercenaries Participate in Israeli Attacks on Gaza, Fascists Sing Death to Arabs, University Students Launch Propaganda Campaign in Support of Israeli Aggression, July 28, 2014

Euro-Mid Observer: 6,000 mercenaries take part in killing Palestinian civilians

[ 28/07/2014 - 12:19 PM ]


The Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights has called on western countries to withdraw their citizens who serve as mercenaries in the Israeli occupation army.

Euro-Mid Observer revealed on Sunday that hundreds of Europeans, Americans, and Canadians, who have enrolled in the Israeli army, had taken part in killing Palestinian civilians especially in Gaza.

The human rights observer pointed to the Israeli programs and campaigns that work on recruiting Jews from foreign countries in the Israeli army.

Around 6,000 foreign mercenaries including 2,000 Americans are currently fighting within the Israeli occupation army, the report said.

The U.S. State Department announced last week that two Jewish American soldiers were killed during clashes in Gaza, identified as Max Steinberg, 24, and Nassim Sean Carmeli, 21, who were fighting within the Golani Brigade.

Euro-Mid Observer documented that a number of non-Israeli soldiers were also killed during the ongoing aggression on Gaza.

The report said that dozens of non-Israeli soldiers took part in the two previous Israeli aggressions on Gaza in 2008/2009 and 2012.

“In light of the horrific crimes committed by the Israeli army in Gaza, we call on western countries to withdraw their citizens and to prevent them being engaged in future crimes”, the Geneva-based Observer said in its statement.

Euro-Mid Observer expressed its fears that these non-Israeli soldiers might receive financial motivation to serve in the Israeli army, which make them mercenaries according to Article 47 of Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions, 8 June 1977.

VIDEO -- Israelis Chant: “There’s No School Tomorrow, There’s No Children Left in Gaza! Oleh!”
 Tuesday July 29, 2014 02:52, by International Solidarity Movement
Israelis in Tel Aviv, on 26.7.2014, the 19th day of Israel’s massacres in Gaza, cheer the genocide on: “There’s no school tomorrow, there’s no children left there [in Gaza]! Oleh!”

29th July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement | Tel Aviv, Occupied Palestine

Every evening, in Tel Aviv, right wing marchers flood the streets, waving Israeli flags and chanting hate-slogans, such as the most common, “death to the Arabs” and many others. Often, these are counter-protests to the anti-war demonstrations that have begun since Israel’s latest onslaught on the Gaza strip, but these are also independent initiatives, which aim to encourage the State of Israel to continue the bombardment with full force.

Israeli activists who oppose the war have become the victims of these rallies, as they turn into full-fledged riots. One of the activists testified that after the rally in the video, “a few of them started kicking and throwing punches, someone tried to beat us with a flag stick, and one rioter in an IDF uniform pepper sprayed me in the face…friends who stayed in the area told me that the cops shook the soldier’s hand.”

The day of this particular rally, OCHA reported: Approximately, 1000 Palestinians have been bombed to death, over 200 of them children. Over 6200 have been injured, 2000 of them children. Over 215,000 displaced people- schools have turned into refugee camps. 130 schools have been bombed.

This is Israel’s third such operation on the Gaza Strip in the past 6 years, which it besieges from land, air and sea. Gaza is 360 km² , about twice the size of Washington DC. It is one of the most crowded places in the world, with a population density of 4,505 persons per square km. 52% of its population are children.


IMEMC note:

The words of the song have been translated for The Electronic Intifada by Dena Shunra:

Tibi – Ahmed Tibi
I wanted you to know
The next kid to be hurt will be your kid
I hate Tibi
I hate Tibi the terrorist.
Tibi – is dead!
Tibi – is dead!
Tibi – is dead!

Tibi is a terrorist.
Tibi is a terrorist.
Tibi is a terrorist.

They’ll take their papers away.
They’ll take their papers away.
They’ll take their papers away.
Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé
In Gaza there’s no studying
No children are left there,
Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé,

[Three lines, not entirely clear]

Who is getting nervous, I hear?
Zoabi, this here is the Land of Israel
This here is the Land of Israel, Zoabi
This here is the Land of the Jews
I hate you, I do, Zoabi
I hate all the Arabs.
Gaza is a graveyard
Gaza is a graveyard
Gaza is a graveyard
Gaza is a graveyard

Israeli Academia Joins War on Gaza

IMEMC, Monday July 28, 2014 23:58 by Alternative Information Center

Academic institutions in Israel have enthusiastically and voluntarily joined Israel's campaign of massacres and destruction in the Gaza Strip. From disciplining students and staff who express "offensive" opinions, establishing hasbara (propaganda) teams and offering tuition assistance to soldiers: Israel's academia on the front lines.

Tel Aviv University joins the offensive on Gaza: polices students Facebook accounts and encourages physiotherapy students to offer massages to soldiers in a naval base in Ashkelon / photo: students in Tel Aviv University (illustration)

07/28/14 | Alternative Information Center | Connie Hackbarth

In a circular sent to all staff and students, the administration of Tel Aviv University wrote that "Tel Aviv University embraces and supports all security forces acting to restore the quiet and security to Israel, including its students and workers who were called for reserve duty". The official letter continues: "The university denounces and condemns all offensive and extreme remarks propagated these days on social networks which have no place in the public discourse. The university will operate in accordance with disciplinary regulations applicable to students and faculty in all cases of infringement."

In response to a question by the Israeli economic news outlet TheMarker, the university administration stated that the purpose of the letter is to "prevent expressions of extreme hatred by the radical left and radical right". It is the university, apparently, which will both police private statements by students and teachers, and rule on their 'extremity'.

In countering the Palestinian demand for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, administrations often righteously explain the importance of freedom of expression and dialogue, values they inherently promote, suggest that many of their staff members are working for peace and that the campuses themselves are living examples of coexistence between Israelis and Arabs.

Tel Aviv University may well present this "patriotic act" in its fundraising efforts from abroad. Indeed, the university has promised tuition assistance to students currently in Gaza, help that will come from the various 'friends of Tel Aviv University' chapters throughout the world. The university further gathered "equipment, food and supplies" for soldiers.


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