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Gaza Ground Zero:
2,170 Palestinians Killed, 10900 Injured,
Total Neighborhoods Erased By Israeli Terrorist Forces
By Mazin Qumsiyeh
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 8, 2014
[First a correction/apology: Last week I broadcast information I received
erroneously from Twitter: It was not David but his brother Richard
Attenborough who died. Many of you wrote to correct me (over 200 messages),
so in a way this error showed that people read and check and that is good].
According to the United Nations, the Palestinian Ministry of Health and
the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, in its latest assault on the people
of Gaza, the occupation forces killed 2170 and injured 10900 human beings
(about 80% of them civilians, >519 children killed, 2114 children injured).
Israel was using the media distraction it created with slaughter of
Palestinians in Gaza (while shouting “hamas, hamas”) to hide the
intensification of its ethnic cleansing policies in the occupied West Bank.
For example, Israel announced one of the largest expropriation order of
Palestinian lands to expand its illegal Gush Etzion complex of colonies.
3799 dunums of land (1000 acres) are to be taken from the villagers of Husan,
Nahhalin, and Wadi Fukin.
The latest “ceasefire” arrangement between
the resistance factions and Israel are closer to resistance demands than
Israeli demands. A majority of Israeli citizens supported the genocide in
Gaza and they wanted even more mayhem. Polls also reveal that many do not
buy their government propaganda that the Israeli military won. But in wars
there are no winners but only losers and worse losers. Gaza was devastated
because the Israeli military was unable to find or attack resistance forces
and vented its frustration on civilians.
But politicians have a ways of twisting things to their advantage. Even
Mahmoud Abbas joined the fray to adopt the Israeli myth that the ceasefire
agreed to in the end was the same as the ceasefire offered in the beginning.
But Israel has just violated the cease fire by attacking fisherman off the
coast of Gaza. Alas, we are in for a long struggle and I urge people to
intensify the BDS movement against the apartheid regime of Israel. I get
interviewed a lot and speak to visiting internationals regularly. The
Palestinian cause is one of the most just causes in history. What we need o
do is change ourselves first and move towards more actions (especially by us
Palestinians but also by global activists).
Drones have been flying
over Bethlehem i n the past few dauys. A prelude to Gazafication of our
ghetto? Drones are a core part of Israel's military occupation and ethnic
cleansing strategy. Londoners have been doing great actions including taking
over the roof of a British drone supplier.http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/uav-factory-protest-drones-palestinian-gaza
Australian copycat action, also targeting Elbit: Palestine protesters
occupy roof of Port Melbourne factoryhttp://www.theage.com.au/victoria/palestine-protesters-occupy-roof-of-port-melbourne-factory-20140815-104dl4.html
For more actions from the London grouphttp://londonpalestineaction.tumblr.com/
Powerful virtual tour of Gaza ground zero. (click to go through
panoramic views from different locations) http://www.kolor.com/virtual-tours/20140818-kolor-lewis-whyld/#s=pano116
"Civil resistance and conflict transformation: Transitions from armed to
nonviolent struggle“ has just been released! I have a chapter in it on
Palestine struggle (colonial anti-colonial and tactics of the resistance)http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138019423/
ARIJ reports and maps (in Arabic and Hebrew) of the recent orders
affecting villagers (Nahhalin, Husan, Wadi Fukin, AlKhader):http://www.poica.org/details.php?Article=6868
A Common Dreams investigation has discovered thousands of anti-Semitic
comments over the past two years were posted by proxies who support Israel.
One included posting comments by a screen name, "JewishProgressive," whose
purpose was to draw attention to and denounce the anti-Semitic comments that
HE had written under many other screen names. One proxy commentator posted
inflammatory comments under sixty names and a host of identities/ Black,
White and Jewish!!!http://www.commondreams.org/hambaconeggs
Schlars at Risk Network:
Occupation attack on Palestinian Universities (another reason to boycott)http://monitoring.academicfreedom.info/reports/2014-06-22-birzeit-university-arab-american-university-al-quds-university-palestine
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