Commenting on the latest Israeli one-directional onslaught against the Palestinians of Gaza Strip, the Israeli 10th TV channel has disclosed that the Israeli genocidal forces had used half of its air force and had launched at least 2500 air raids against Gaza Strip. The television military correspondent stated that the Israeli warplanes had dropped more than a thousand tons of explosives, including white phosphorous and DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive) bombs, during three weeks on the virtually unarmed densely populated 360 square Kilometers Strip. He added that the shells fired by tanks, artillery, gunboats, and infantry were not included in those fired by the air force.
After a whole week of continuous air bombardments Israel sent in its elite foot soldiers; 30,000 of them, and called in 10,000 of its reservists. Armed with the latest weapons of mass murder, covered with an umbrella of free reigning air force, and accompanied with raining shells of heavy artillery, they drove their tanks into the civilian towns murdering civilians and destroying every structure in their path.
Pretty fireworks courtesy of Israel.
Living outside of Gaza one cannot fully understand the barbarity of this genocide especially when the Western media had barely covered any of its atrocity. To gain a slight idea of its enormity one should remember that, during the 6-days war of 1967, this same Israeli army was distributed on four fronts; Egyptian, Jordanian, Syrian, and Lebanese, and it was fighting regular armies. Now the whole brunt of this army is concentrated on a small strip against an unarmed and untrained civilian population 50% of whom are under 20.
Latest official count was 1350 murdered, 40% of them were children, and 5300 were injured; mutilated and amputated. It was reported that 80% of the injured were the victims of burning phosphorous bombs. More dead are being discovered under the rubble, and many seriously injured are expected later on to die.
Israeli tanks left several city blocks completely destroyed without any homes or structure standing. The tanks shelled homes and apartment towers. Due to the small size of Gaza Strip Palestinians had to build vertically. Many apartment towers went up 15-20 stories high with each story containing 6-8 apartments. A total of 20,000 buildings were completely or partially burnt and damaged.
The UN has reported that more than 50,000 Palestinians are left homeless and are now crowded into 50 emergency shelters. An estimated of 50,000 more are living with relatives and in tents they erected on the ruins of their homes.
The Israeli bombardment targeted everything in Gaza including government buildings, police headquarters, banks and business offices, the main university, 67 schools sheltering civilians, shopping centers and market places, factories, water, sewer, and electricity infrastructures, private homes and apartment towers and charity organizations.
Farms, including their animals, were also targeted and hundreds of acres of crops and fruit groves were incinerated. Religious buildings, where civilians usually seek shelter, were specifically targeted. Israeli fighter planes had completely destroyed 41 mosques, and partially damaged 51 others. One church was also targeted. Even cemeteries were not spared; 5 of them were bombed. People spoke of it raining body parts; due to land constraints bodies were packed many into single graves.
This window once looked out on the family's olive grove and vegetable gardens. Green no more, this family has lost all, is displaced. This has happened to thousands of families over the years.
Although the Israeli army was given the exact GPS co-ordinates of every UN structure, as asserted by Christopher Gunness, the UNRWA spokesman, Israeli F-16 planes had repeatedly dropped phosphorous bombed on UN schools knowing very well that hundreds of civilians had taken shelter there. At least 45 children and women were burnt and murdered there.
Israeli the hellfire of white phosphorus rains upon a UN refugee post.
THIS WAS ONCE A SAFE UN HAVEN
FOR THE FAMILIES WHO HAD ALREADY LOST EVERYTHING.
The UN headquarters in Gaza City was also hit with three, not just one, phosphorous bombs burning tons of humanitarian aid and food stuff. The fire kept burning for three days. A UN-flagged humanitarian convoy was also shelled killing one driver.
Medical centers and paramedics were not spared. The Red Crescent Al-Quds hospital in Tal el-Hawa neighborhood was hit by Israeli shells and caught on fire. Other two hospitals; Al-Wafa and Al-Fata hospitals, were also shelled, leading the World Health Organization to express its deep concern about the serious implications of such bombardments. 16 other smaller health clinics and 16 ambulances were also damaged. Medics were targeted and prevented from helping the injured. Ten of them, including two doctors, were murdered.
Media centers were particularly targeted. Local and international news reporters were prevented from entering Gaza. Those, who were able to enter, were directly targeted. The Al-Shuruq office tower housing several international and Arab media outlets was directly hit. Two cameramen working for Abu Dhabi TV were injured, while the offices of Reuters News Agency, Fox TV, Sky, and Al-Arabiya TV offices were damaged. Another raid had damaged the headquarter offices of Al-Resala newspaper.
Similar to all their previous wars the Israeli soldiers had committed massacres against Palestinian unarmed civilians. They have used internationally banned weapons such as phosphorous bombs, DIME, and depleted uranium, as reported by international physicians, eyewitnesses, and military experts.
Israeli soldiers had mutilated the bodies of their victims to instill terror in the hearts of people hoping they will leave Gaza. Israeli soldiers herded many families in one building using them as human shield, and then later on bombed the building on top of them.
They shot civilians, mainly children, directly and at point blank. The bodies of some children were found shot several times; as many as 18 bullets in the body of a 12 year old girl, and 12 bullets in the body of her 2 year old sister.
Israeli soldiers wiped off whole Palestinian families. Al-Samuni family lost 11 members, Abu Aisha family lost 6, Batran family lost 6, al-Rayyan family lost 15 and al-Balousha family lost 5 sisters.
Other families, too many to mention here, were either murdered or incinerated by the phosphorous bombs.
The Israeli army has been carrying out a deliberate indiscriminate mass murder. During the first Intifada, 1987 – 1993, they murdered 1162 Palestinians.
During the second Intifada, 2001- 2006, they murdered 5500 Palestinians.
Now, in a short period of three weeks, they murdered 1350 Palestinians.
This onslaught is a holocaust since the many tons of phosphorous bombs, dropped on Gaza cities, had burnt civilians to the bones, burnt their homes and buildings, and burnt their fields and crops. This is the holocaust that the Israeli Deputy Defense Minister, Matan Vilnai, had threatened Palestinians with when he stated:
“All of the Palestinians must be killed;
men, women, infants, and even their beasts”
So cries the religious opinion of Rabbi Yisrael Rosen, the director of the long-established Tsomet Religious Institute. He wrote that Palestinians are like the nation of Amalekites, who attacked the Israelite tribes led by Moses on their way to Jerusalem. He stated that the Lord sent down in the Torah a ruling that allowed the Jews to kill the Amalekites, and that this ruling is known in Jewish jurisprudence.
The Torah states:
“Annihilate the Amalekites from the beginning to the end. Kill them and wrest them from their possessions. Show them no mercy. Kill continuously, one after the other. Leave no child, plant, or tree. Kill their beasts, from camels to donkeys.”
Rosen stated that Amalekites are not a particular race, but rather all those who hate and oppose the Jews; Christians and Muslims. Many leading Israeli Rabbis support Rosen’s views. Israel’s former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu advocated carpet bombing of Gaza stating that:
“there is absolutely no moral prohibition
against the indiscriminate killing of civilians
during massive military offensive on Gaza”
(The Jerusalem Post, 30 May, 2007).
His son Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu amplified his father’s genocidal call stating:
“if they don’t stop after we kill 100,
then we must kill a thousand,
then we must kill 10,000 and even a million”
that is so painful,
it will burn into the souls of all our enemies
the message that Jewish blood
is more valuable
than gold and platinum."
“They voted for killers (Hamas) and sent them to kill us. To call them (civilians) innocent is a tragic comedy… civilians are partners of the killers”
Eli Yeshai, Israeli official in the Orthodox Shas party argued that:
“extermination of the enemy is sanctioned by the Torah”
Many other politicians called for the need for “wiping off Gaza from the face of earth”, and “annihilating of every moving thing there.” The right-wing Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman proposed nuking Gaza following the US example when it dropped the atomic bomb on Japan during WWII.
during Biblical time,
why can’t it be right to commit genocide now.
Has God changed his mind?”
The Israeli spokesman, Nachman Abramovic demonized Palestinian children stating:
“They may look young to you,
but these people are terrorists at heart.
Don’t look at their deceptively innocent faces,
try to think of the demons inside each of them.
I am absolutely certain these people
would grow to be evil terrorists
if we allowed them to grow.
Would you allow them to grow to kill your children
or finish them off right now?
Honest and moral people ought to differentiate
between true humans and human animals.
We do kill human animals
and we do so unapologetically.
Besides, who in the West is in a position
to lecture us on killing human animals.
After all, whose hands are clean?”
The human animal mentioned by Abramovic refers to the Judaic religious belief that Jews are Gods chosen people; the elite and the pure-blooded, while all others (non-Jews, Goyims, gentiles) are animal souls incarnated into human bodies to serve the Jews. Killing a human animal is just a sport like hunting deer or birds.
Another Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache, stated that she was not worried about negative ramifications the Israeli onslaught on Gaza might have on the way the Obama administration would view Israel. She said:
“You know very well,
and the stupid Americans know equally well,
that we control their government,
irrespective of who sits in the White House.
You see, I know it and you know it
that no American president
can be in a position to challenge us
even if we do the unthinkable.
What can they (Americans) do to us?
We control congress,
we control the media,
we control show biz,
and we control everything in America.
In America you can criticize God,
but you can’t criticize Israel”
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U.S. Media and the Israeli~Palestinian Conflict
"Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land should be
required viewing for every citizen in the United States."
Robert McChesney ~ Professor, University of Illinois and Founder, Free Press