Lest we forget

US Israel Murder
Earth, a planet
hungry for peace

(IPC, 7/4/04)
The Israeli apartheid (land grab) wall
around Palestinian population centers.
10-Year-Old Palestinian School Girl Abir Amarin Dies Two Days After Being Shot by Israeli Occupation Terrorist Soldiers
10-year-old Abir Aramin dies two days after shooting
PNN, (Jerusalem) Maisa Abu Ghazaleh Thursday, 18 January 2007
Abir was carrying a book, a notebook and some pens in her 10 year old hands.
She has yet to participate in a demonstration or a march protesting occupation, but that did not stop Israeli soldiers from hitting her.
Abir Aramin was only injured at first by the gas bomb that was shot at the back of her head.
She had just stepped out of the Anata School for Girls after taking a test when the gas canister hit her and she was knocked to the ground.
Israeli occupation terroforces in Jerusalem had penetrated the town and began indiscriminately opening fire while detonating gas and sound bombs.
Some young people responded with stones.
Abir was the victime of the war game that the Israeli occupation soldiers play daily when they enter the town during school hours and begin shooting near the Anata schools.
These children are under 13 years of age, and do not fall prey to the taunting.
Abir's father, Bassam Aramin, said, “I contacted the school administration while I was on my way to work and they told me that my daughter had been knocked to the ground and suffered a head injury.
I thought it was just something simple. I contacted her mother and asked if she could go to the school and check it.
But over the telephone I learned that the soldiers had done it and that Abir had been rushed to Makassed Hospital.”
During her first examination we learned that her skull had been fractured and that she had bleeding in her brain.
She was initially treated and then we rushed her to Hadassah Hospital, Ein Karim Branch, in order to follow up the situation which was described in both hospitals as serious.
Abir was lying in intensive care and in critical condition.
She underwent brain surgery at 9:00 pm as her health deteriorated.
On Thursday Abir died from the injuries.
Abir's father works for the Jerusalem Society for Democracy and Dialogue and said, “I work in peace organizations and want to appeal to the entire work that what we want is a just and honorable peace. That is what is not wanted by the Israeli leadership.”
Bassam Aramin had some words for the Israeli government.
“The victims among the Palestinian people are no less important than Israeli people. We are all human beings.”
He called on Israeli mothers to not be “tools of the occupation by sending their children to the battlefield without reason.”
Aramin explained, “My daughter is a victim of a systematic oppressive policy and the Israelis must end the occupation and say yes to peace.”
The Director of the Anata School for Girls said Wednesday that she regrets what happened to Abir Aramin.
“What happened yesterday is a deliberate and provocative exercise practiced by border guards since the beginning of exams at the end of the first quarter at students in all of the Anata Secondary schools.”
She added, “The border guards are present daily at the doors of the Anata School for Boys and that for girls, and around Saladin Street where they know the kids must pass to reach buses or to walk home. They provoke the students by throwing grenades at them.”
The school director appealed for international protection for Palestinian school students.
10-year-old Abir Amarin Announced Brain Dead
Abir Amarin, ten years old, who was wounded by an Israeli border policeman Tuesday the 16th was announced brain dead this morning, International Solidarity Movement (ISM) SAID.
ISM said said in a press release that the girl was announced brain dead at the Haddasa Ein Karem hospital and is being examined by a committee to determine whether or not to unplug her from life support machines.
Bassam Amarin, the girl's father, is a member of Combatants for Peace, the Israeli-Palestinian peace organisation, adding that Israeli and International supporters have gathered at the girls School in Anata to express their solidarity and protect the traumatised students from the ongoing threat of the Israeli border police.
Hassan, a sixteen-year old student who witnessed Abir's injury and carried her back to the girls school stated:
"The students of the girls school and the boys school had both just come out of an examination.
A border police jeep approached the gathering of girls.
The girls were afraid and started running away.
The border police jeep followed them in the direction in which they were retreating.
Abir was afraid and stood against one of the shops at the side of the road, I was standing near her.
The border policeman shot through a special hole in the window of the jeep that was standing very close to us.
Abir fell to the ground.
I picked her up and took her to the girls school.
I saw that she was bleeding from the head."
According to Avichai Sharon of Combatants for Peace and a friend of the family:
"The Israeli border police have been entering Anata frequently when students go and return from school for the last year and eight months.
This began with the construction of the Wall near Anata, supposedly in order to protect the construction workers from the students, but construction of the wall was completed over a month and a half ago".
According to Wael Salameh, a close friend of the family and a member of Combatants for Peace, "This week border police would invade the village twice a day when the students were going and returning from school."
JERUSALEM, January 18, 2007 (WAFA) -
US taxpayers paid for this
Palestinian students peer into the doorway as they look at a large pool of blood on the floor at the United Nations school in Gaza.

The shooting took place Tuesday, June 1, 2004.

Two students, ten years old, were critically wounded by Israeli forces while attending class a shortime earlier.

Palestine Monitor      Wednesday, June 2, 2004:

Israeli army shoots two more schoolchildren in Rafah

Two 10 year-old schoolchildren were shot in the al-Omaria school run by UNRWA in Rafah, when an Israeli tank fired into their classroom.

Bullets fired from the tank flew through the classroom window, hitting Mahmoud Hamad in the neck and Hisham al Habil in the head.    Hisham is now in a stable condition but Mahmoud remains in a serious condition. 

The boys had not even been sitting by the windows but in the middle of the room. 

The school director, Atia Abed al Wahed said there had been no shooting from Palestinians before the tank fired and that the school was well-known to the Israeli troops anyway, and even flies an UNRWA flag. 

Despite this, the school has been fired on many times, placing the 1,300 students and their teachers in constant danger.

Atia said that all they could do was rely on UNRWA to negotiate with the Israeli troops, but that this seemed to have little effect.


The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Photo: AP/Kevin Frayer     

Palestinian students peer into the doorway as they look at a large pool of blood on the floor at a United Nations school in Gaza.
The shooting took place Tuesday, June 1, 2004.
Two students, ten years old, were critically wounded by Israeli forces while attending class a shortime earlier.
Palestine Monitor:
Israeli army shoots two more schoolchildren in Rafah
Two 10 year-old schoolchildren were shot in the al-Omaria school run by UNRWA in Rafah, when an Israeli tank fired into their classroom.
Bullets fired from the tank flew through the classroom window, hitting Mahmoud Hamad in the neck and Hisham al Habil in the head.    Hisham is now in a stable condition but Mahmoud remains in a serious condition.
The boys had not even been sitting by the windows but in the middle of the room.
The school director, Atia Abed al Wahed said there had been no shooting from Palestinians before the tank fired and that the school was well-known to the Israeli troops anyway, and even flies an UNRWA flag.
Despite this, the school has been fired on many times, placing the 1,300 students and their teachers in constant danger.
Atia said that all they could do was rely on UNRWA to negotiate with the Israeli troops, but that this seemed to have little effect.
The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.
More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.
Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.
In their sickness they do this
And they produce more of this
An armed militant with the Popular Resistance Committee (PRC) walks through Gaza City. 

Picture: AFP/File/Mahmud HamsAn Israeli soldier looks at the remains of a car bomb that exploded earlier in the day, near an Israeli convoy on the
Gaza-Egypt border, killing a Palestinian attacker and lightly wounding two soldiers, at Safa checkpoint, Friday, May 28, 2004.

Haaretz   May 30, 2004:   On Friday, Ahmed Abu Jamus, 22, a resident of Rafah, attempted a suicide attack on a bus of Israeli port authority workers at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip.

He drove a vehicle packed with explosives and tried to approach the Philadelphi road to align the car alongside the bus. When he failed to do so, he detonated the car he was driving near the bus. 

Two IDF soldiers were moderately injured in the explosion.   They were escorting the bus in a jeep and lost control of their vehicle as a result of the blast, crashing into the back of the bus.   Islamic Jihad and a local faction of the Fatah claimed responsibility for the attempted suicide bombing.

AP/Tsafrir Abayov

(left)
An armed militant with the Popular Resistance Committee (PRC) walks through Gaza City.
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An Israeli soldier looks at the remains of a car bomb that exploded earlier in the day, near an Israeli convoy on the Gaza-Egypt border, killing a Palestinian attacker and lightly wounding two soldiers, at Safa checkpoint, Friday, May 28, 2004.
Haaretz   May 30, 2004:  On Friday, Ahmed Abu Jamus, 22, a resident of Rafah, attempted a suicide attack on a bus of Israeli port authority workers at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip.
He drove a vehicle packed with explosives and tried to approach the Philadelphi road to align the car alongside the bus. When he failed to do so, he detonated the car he was driving near the bus.
Two IDF soldiers were moderately injured in the explosion.   They were escorting the bus in a jeep and lost control of their vehicle as a result of the blast, crashing into the back of the bus.   Islamic Jihad and a local faction of the Fatah claimed responsibility for the attempted suicide bombing.
Early yesterday morning, a Fatah activist, Nabil Zina, 22, was killed near the Brazil neighborhood in Rafah.   Zina, a member of the Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades, tried to fire an anti-tank rocket at an IDF vehicle but the soldiers fired first and killed him.
Also yesterday morning, Sadi Nuseyer, 25, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, was killed as he tried to plant an explosive device near the security fence east of Gaza.
On Friday, Aiman Hasani, 23, a resident of the Tel Sultan in Rafah, died from wounds, sustained during the IDF action in Rafah. Also on Friday, a farmer, Tayseer Abu Awad, was killed by the IDF near the Kfar Darom settlement when he entered a forbidden zone.
Photos: AP/Tsafrir Abayov
And this
The Observer   Sunday May 30, 2004
Lindsey Hilsum in Gaza
Ahmed was only 12, but he wanted to be a militant.   A skinny kid with a ready giggle, he hung out with the masked men in the labyrinthine alleyways of Rafah refugee camp, trying to impress them by posing with a metal tube, pretending it was a shoulder-launched missile.
He and his friend Mohammed played shooting games and then went on the streets to do the real thing, fashioning home-made hand-grenades from nails, sulphur, sugar and charcoal to lob at Israeli soldiers and settlers.
Najla, 16, a white headscarf framing her round face, was studying hard, dreaming of becoming a lawyer 'so I can give justice to people'.
Six of her young relatives had been killed during her life, as Israeli troops periodically swept through Rafah.   'They all died sad,' she said.
That was last year, when Ahmed and Najla featured in the documentary Death in Gaza, shown on Channel 4 last Tuesday, about children living under Israeli occupation.
In the last few weeks, as Israel launched its biggest operation in Rafah for decades, both children have endured a new trauma: being made homeless.
...In the film, Ahmed was inseparable from his friend Mohammed, but now they have been parted.   'I don't know where Mohammed's family went.   Their house was destroyed.   They might have gone to Brazil camp or Sultan, where their relatives are,' said Ahmed, sitting in the rubble of Block O, the neighbourhood where they used to live.
Ahmed shows little attachment to material possessions.   'There were many things I couldn't get out,' he said, describing how bulldozers came to his home in the middle of the night.   'My video game, my books, my exercise books, my photographs.'
His concern was for his family.   'I had to struggle to get my brothers out.   We went to bed at midnight.   They were fast asleep, and it was me who had to wake them all up.'
Ahmed has absorbed the militants' language.   All Palestinians who die are shahid (martyrs); all Israelis are Yehuda (Jews); all Jews are the enemy.
In this culture of death, children rush to gather pieces of flesh when Israel assassinates militants in missile attacks.   Boys cluster round the body at the daily funerals, 12-year-olds aspire to die for Palestine.
The Observer   Sunday May 30, 2004
Lindsey Hilsum in Gaza contined:
Two of Ahmed's friends have been 'martyred' — one in front of him, as they threw stones at a tank.
The ruined streets of Rafah are plastered with badly produced posters of young men and boys carrying weapons, standing next to the golden dome of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem — 'martyrs'.
Graffiti proclaims murderous triumphs: 'The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade celebrates the al-Quds bombing.  We killed seven Jews.'
Amnesty International says Palestinian militants killed 21 Israeli children last year, while Israeli troops killed more than 100 Palestinian youngsters.
Doctors in Rafah say 12 children were killed in Operation Rainbow.
Ahmed says he no longer acts as a lookout for the militants, but they are still his heroes.
During the making of the film he grew close to its director, James Miller.
But on 2 May last year, as the TV man emerged from Najla's house, Miller was shot dead by an Israeli soldier.
A year later, Ahmed said: 'I think about James a lot.
He came here to defend us.
He used to film me in the street and we played football.'
After Miller's death, Ahmed decided that, rather than be a militant, he would like to be a cameraman when he grows up. 
Now, he's not so sure.
'After seeing all this damage I can't think what to be.
Maybe a doctor.
But I keep telling myself I could get killed tomorrow.
All the brothers want to be martyrs.'
The Observer   Sunday May 30, 2004
Lindsey Hilsum in Gaza:
International Editor of UK Channel 4 News
These days Najla, too, wishes to be a martyr, and sometimes wears not just a headscarf but a black cloth leaving only slits for her light brown eyes.
Her family abandoned their home when they heard rumours the bulldozers were on their way — and returned next day to find it was rubble.
At first they slept in a tent in her uncle's olive groves, but as Operation Rainbow continued Israeli tanks and bulldozers began to tear down the olive trees, so they moved into her uncle's house.
A tank is now parked opposite and others move threateningly up and down the road.   Najla worries that her uncle's house will be demolished next.   She has lost her schoolbooks, finds it hard to concentrate and missed three school exams, but she still dreams of becoming a lawyer.
'It's because of all the things the Jews do,' she said.   'They lie on TV by saying there are resistance fighters shooting at them when there are no fighters.   They destroy houses on the pretext there are tunnels, but there are no tunnels.   They kill children.   They never tell the truth.'
There is little anyone can say to Najla to counter her feelings.   The demolition of her home has made her mourn afresh for her cousins, shot in a series of incidents involving Israeli soldiers.   'I miss the courtyard in front of the house where I used to play with my cousins,' she said.   'I always liked going there because it brought back memories of them.   We lived together, but they were martyred.'
...'I wish to become a martyr,' she said.   'This is not a life and they've stolen our childhood.   The Jews have planted hatred in our hearts since we were little.
'What is there to live for?   Our houses have been destroyed, and they took our land.   They took everything beautiful in our life.   What's the point of living?'
Israeli helicopter missiles hit a motorcycle in Gaza City early today, killing three people, including a senior Hamas commander and his assistant, witnesses said.   Seven others were wounded in the attack in the city's Zeitoun district.

And this
In their sickness — with US money
Nanci Pelosi — U.S. House Democratic leader — Congresswoman California, 8th District
Speaking at the AIPAC agenda   May 26, 2005
"There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.  This is absolute nonsense.  In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been:  it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
"The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran.  For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
"In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
"The United States will stand with Israel now and forever.   Now and forever."
       The Politics of Anti-Semitism      
       99 US Senators, 350 US House members attend AIPAC May, 2005 meeting     
Operation Rainbow
— the name the Israel army gave to its incursion
People carry belongings
Haaretz May 23, 2004:
"At the end of the day, they'll kick us out of the United Nations, try those responsible in the international court in The Hague, and no one will want to speak with us."
Israeli justice Minister Yosef Lapid on Sunday.
Palestine Monitor:
Dr. Shainskaya gives her impressions as an observer from the slightly different perspective of someone who has been at the receiving end herself in Russia before she moved to Israel.
The picture is simple and frightening.    Can this be real?    Or is it a scene in a film?    A historical déjà vu that painfully pierces me to the heart?    I must be dreaming, this can't be reality!!!
Heat…sand and pavement….burning sun.    And the line of women and children, pregnant women, old and young, men.    No matter if they are healthy or sick, if they bear heavy burdens in their hands, on their heads, or carry nothing at all.    And the eyes….a wall….ice, fear, exhaustion, suffering…there is no thought, no feeling, nothing…
Yes, I know where I've seen this before.    The zombie faces of those who must do as commanded, zombies who cannot express any independent thought, any sign of real life.
"Stand in line!    Only behind the pole!    Can't you understand?    We have time to wait!    No room to move back?    Pushed from behind?    OK, you and you and you up front, go back to the end of the line!    Immediately!"    Those who don't obey the command are moved by force.
And once again they begin to count the passing hours in the endless line….
"A sick child!    So what!    It's only a Palestinian child!"    "Them?    Maybe they'll sleep here!    What do we care?"    The well known answer….
The words of the Soviet official who opened files before me in 1989 as I was waiting approval to make aliya to Israel.    "These people will die before they receive approval!"    And the picture returns, don't respond, fear…we are in their hands…they can mete out punishment or reprieve….
I want to scream, I want to cry!    I pinch myself to make sure I am alive, is this a dream?    A horror movie?    Is this here?    Are they us?    Us?    And me as well?    Not me!    I am not a partner!    And you, where do you stand?
I cannot sleep!    This is not a dream!    This is reality.    This is the Qalandiya Checkpoint.    Today, 2004!    So that the people of Israel can live in peace and quiet…

Dr. Alla Shainskaya
Rehovot, Israel
Nanci Pelosi — U.S. House Democratic leader — Congresswoman California, 8th District
Speaking at the AIPAC agenda   May 26, 2005
Mother her two babies killed by US
More than Fifteen million US dollars
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each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.   This is absolute nonsense.
In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been:  it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran.
For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
The United States will stand with Israel now and forever.
Now and forever.
If you find the images in this article revolting, like me, think of the following: people everywhere in Palestine see such images on a daily basis not as pictures but live and anywhere they go, and that this genocide is supported equally by ALL western countries, the EU and the UN.
If you live in any "western" country, your taxes are very probably financing what you see here.
Speak with your politicians if you do not like what you see.
When the psychopaths and moral degenerates who commit these acts with the help of your governments stop commiting them, I (and others) will stop publishing these images.
Israel had to defend themselves from her,
so they did this.
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Since the criminal State of Israel denied me the right to work as a journalist in my homeland Palestine and forced me to flee to Europe, I often ask myself why the U.S.A does not stop donating to Israel the bombs which they use against the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
What, ever, have we done to the USA?
Why did the U.S.A send military detachments to Israel after the Israeli lost the war in the south of Lebanon?
The Israeli military radio, 'Tsahal Radio' announced these news.
They said that the American detachment of officers had arrived in Israel to take part in the 'Autumn Clouds' operation in Gaza.
That they helped the Israeli military to perform their 'killing duties' without any loss.
American officers were involved in the last Beit Hanoun massacre, in which in one incident 20 Palestinians were killed, at least 60 innocent children, old men and women were injured.
Leg injuries inflicted by new Israeli weapons
The flesh is apparently burnt and disintegrates into crumbles and liquids
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each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
The question poses itself, why is the political discourse of the European countries still fixated on the crimes against the Jews over 60 years ago?
All the while allowing and even supporting the perpetration of the big disaster which befalls my homeland Palestine?
Why do all European politicians keep silence about all the crimes which the Israeli perpetrates in Palestine?
Are they scared that the Jews will return to Europe, or are they themselves involved in these crimes?
Is it logical that the European countries signed the convention against Genocide, and then they impose a siege against the Palestinian.
Create conditions for real starvation for another nation in another land?
Why does the international media impose a veil of silence over what is happening in Palestine?
The concentration camps which are Gaza and the West Bank?
Never anything comes out in the media, the TV, the newspapers.
The media only relates minor incidents, or, in a hugely inflated manner, when something small happens against the Israeli occupation terrorists.
As far as I am concerned, all the western media is complicit in this genocide.
There used to be a house here.
Now only a pool of blood remains.
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given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
The Beit Hanoun massacre, a day of bloody clouds.
On November 1, 2006, the number of the Palestinians who were killed in Gaza during the 'Autumn Clouds' Israeli military terror operation reached 86, and at least 265 were injured.
This happened before the criminals of the Israeli State perpetrated the now generally known massacre in Beit Hanoun.
The morning of November 8, 2006, Israeli tanks shelled Palestinians in their homes in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.
They fired eleven shells into six homes, killing at least 20 Palestinians, wounding some 60 more.
The Irony is that this attack comes a day after Israeli troops pulled out of the town after a week-long offensive in which dozens of Palestinian died, and hundreds were injured.
A person from Gaza, who also sent me most of the pictures of this article, posted this on that day:
It has been the 7th day of the israeli aggression against citizens in gaza strip town of Bieth Hanoon, till this moment they have killed more than 90 citizen withen those 7 days.
What is most important about this, is the kind of strange weapons used in the attack.
These bombs explode in a strange way to make fatal damage of human body.
Cuts and burns more than any bomb we have ever experienced ... so this is why the number of kills is very high till now.
And for the most important even the wonded, thay almost have no hope to cure, as the damage that happens to their bodys .. the Palestinian Health ministray believes that some nuclear radiations might be contented in these weapons, as they can not really understand what is going on till now.
As i said more than 90 were killed and more than 500 wonded, tens in danger ... and more than 100 handdicapped as the type of weapons they use ..
The israelis destroyed many houses, and they killed many trees in simple words a New Jenin Camp.
If you remember what happened in Jenen, they destroyed roads, electricity and water nets.. in simple words what happened was an earth quack.
During searching some houses they stole what they found, some cellphones and PCs and gold.
What is happpening now that they Israelis partially withdrawn from Beith Hanoon, but not completely as some media say.
For that more than 9 were killed yesterday morning by Israeli snipers, or air raids and the army still ocuupying and having terrorist militant activities against civils.
Tonight some thing that happened which might be good to consider here, is an Israeli airstrike against the house of Jamila AL-Shanty, the member of the Palestinian Legaslative Council.
This caused the death of her sister and her sister's husband and an other passerby.
About the school bus that happened the day before, they shot the female teacher inside the bus in front of little kids about 4 and 5 years old.
Imagine how would they grow up?
Today there has been aggression using arsenal.
The Israeli arsenal killed more than 20 civilians as they bombed houses over the heads of the inhabitants.
So many kids and women were killed or injured this morning..."
Zionists protesting against 'fascism' and 'anti-semitism' in Vienna.
What do these deluded people think that zionism is, if not fascism and anti-semitism?
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Each time I read about the criminal Israeli operation in Gaza, seeing the increase in the number of the civilian victims, I swallowed my pain and closed the computer.
Until that evening, a day after the Beit Hanoun massacre, when I saw a group of Jews lead a demonstration against an Austrian rightist group which has its office near my house.
Suddenly the questions started coming:
How can it be that such a criminal nation has the gut to complain about the deplorable things which befell them in the past?
While they are perpetrating massacres and crimes on a daily basis.
Often worse than the most extreme crimes attributed to the Nazis.
Against the civilians of another nation.
The Palestinian population jailed in Gaza and the West Bank?
The face and head of this person was melted away
by the new American weapons which Israel is using
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given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
The Israeli practices in Gaza and the West Bank is indescribable.
The daily crimes of Israel in Palestine are uncountable.
Their hateful and shameless incitements against the Arab world increase day after day....
In Beit Hanoun, some of the shells landed on a home, killing 11 members of one family called Al-'Athamneh, including a 9-year-old child and a 73-year-old woman.
The other shells landed on other five homes at Hamad Street in Beit Hanoun.
Other victims were from the Al-Kafarneh family.
Muhammad Athamneh described the massacre to Palestinian newspaper Hayat Al-Jadidah.
He said that the killed were children, women, and old men, that they had killed his mother, sister, uncle and his six sons, and four sons of his second uncle.
This boy was sleeping,
so they killed him like this
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Athamneh said that it was 5:30 at the morning, everybody were sleeping, when they heared the very strong blast of the first explosion which landed at his cousins house, followed by screaming and crying.
He ran out, found his relatives, old and young men running in the streets, escaping from the shelling and looking for protection in other places, but that this did not help them to escape from the Israeli shelling.
The "Autumn Clouds" rained missiles on their heads.
They all were killed on the roads.
The whole place was converted into a collective grave.
Athamneh was shocked, he did not know how to save the life of his family and relatives, everybody was bleeding and the floor was covered by a big pool of blood!
He saw the horrible death in front of his eyes.
His cousin’s wife died with her two children while he was screaming and seeking the Ambulance.
Nobody was able to come near under the heavy, blind shelling killing everybody moving in the area.
The sky rained blood that day.
He was probably running away,
so they shot him thru the head
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each day for their military use
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Today Saturday, the US, who said in advance that Israel has the right to defend itself and gave the Palestinian resistance the responsibility for the massacre, vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning an Israeli attack in the Gaza Strip that killed 20 Palestinian civilians and injured more 60.
The disgusting American Psychopath Bolton described the text as 'unbalanced' and 'biased against Israel and politically motivated'.
Does anyone wonder why the Palestinian resistance is shooting missiles toward Israel, which by the way never really reach anything?
The reason is simple: the big concentration camp which is Gaza, where a million and a half people are caged, impoverished and hungry, and where almost all civilian infrastructure has been left in ruins caused by Israel.
The increased poverty and real hunger which the Palestinians suffer in their reclusion:
The shortage of food for the children,
The damaged infrastructure which the occupation left behind,
The closed entrances of the city,
The daily killings and destruction — including the bombing of the power station — in Gaza,
These reasons are enough for anyone to fight against the Genocide and look for a better life to live.
Does anyone wonder how much the face of the Israeli occupation is bloody, ugly and inhuman?
Does anybody wonder how much the American leaders are criminals in their support to Israel?
When will the world give Israel a firm ultimatum to stop the occupation, the genocide which has been going on for about 60 years now?
Carrying babies to their graves in Beit Hanoun
They died because Western politicians are cowards and racists under the heel of the Zionists
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given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Seeking International Military Forces in Palestine
Why did the European politicians not adopt the request of the Palestinians, who asked for European military forces to be sent to Palestine to protect them and the infrastructure from the Israeli crimes?
We are really seeking International military forces to stop the bloody crimes against Palestine, to make a halfways normal life possible.
The Palestinians Authority does not really exist any more.
Abbas and the people around him don’t have even the power to protect their underpants.
The Palestinian civilians lost their trust to the P.A. long time ago, when it became evident that they are a bunch of corrupt, sold-out traitors.
The Palestinian civilians are seeking protection against the Jewish criminals, and they will be thankful for anybody who will stop the crimes commited against them.
Please, send military forces to stop the Israeli rampage in Gaza and the West Bank.
Part of the images here come from the Al-Ittihad newspaper, part of them were submitted by somebody from Beit Hanoun who lost seven friends and relatives during this last Israeli rampage.
His only comment was "that's life", because he knows, as all those who live in Gaza, that his life is worth nothing.
This child was not yet born when it was shot by an anonymous Jew
soldiering for Zionism
More than Fifteen million US dollars
given by US taxpayers to Israel
each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Pelosi
The United States will stand with Israel
now and forever.
Now and forever.
29 July 2007
Israel hails US military aid rise
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has confirmed that the United States is planning a significant increase in military and government aid to Israel.
The UN must intervene at once to halt bloodshed between Palestinians and Israelis, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told fellow non-aligned states on Thursday.
kewe note:
     The United State of America has consistantly blocked the United Nations from intervening.
Israeli soldiers shot the girl
Palestine Chronicle — William A. Cook
Drove the Palestinians from 418 towns and villages
Some 56 years have passed, Meron Benvenisti writes in Ha'aretz, since Moshe Dayan and his crew drove the Palestinians from 418 towns and villages so they could be demolished and replaced with Israeli settlements.
Now "The sights of Rafah are too difficult to bear — trails of refugees alongside carts laden with bedding and the meager contents of their homes; children dragging suitcases larger than themselves; women draped in black kneeling in mourning on piles of rubble.
And in the memories of some of us arise similar scenes that have been a part of our lives, as a sort of refrain that stabs at the heart and gnaws at the conscience the procession of refugees from Lod to Ramallah in the heat of July 1948."
The ethnic cleansing continues, decade after decade, month after month, day after day, a forced colonization of the Palestinian homeland by an immigrant population done in broad daylight in this modern age of communication and electronic media.
US missiles
Genocide By Public Policy
Sam Bahour and Michael Dahan,
News from Within, 19 May 2004
A few weeks ago, Israeli professor and political sociologist at Ben Gurion University, Lev Grinberg, wrote an article that created a furor in Israel, entitled “Symbolic Genocide.”
It provided an unsettling argument:   “Unable to recover from the Holocaust trauma and the insecurity it caused, the Jewish people, the ultimate victim of genocide, is currently inflicting a symbolic genocide upon the Palestinian people.
What is symbolic genocide?
Every people has its symbols, national leaders and political institutions, a home land, past and future generations, and hopes.
All these symbolically represent a people.
Israel is systematically damaging, destroying and eradicating all of these, with unbelievable bureaucratic jargon.”
During the last few years and weeks, in particular, such actions can no longer be accurately defined as “symbolic.”
In the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian cities and refugee camps are being battered beyond recognition.
This is the same fate that today's very same Israeli leaders forced upon Palestinians in Lebanon in 1982 and upon Palestinians inside Israel proper nearly 60 years ago.
The Israeli targets have been many, most recently, as we write, Rafah City and the Rafah refugee camp in the Southern tip of the Gaza Strip.
Yet the world remains silent.
As Professor Grinberg stated, “This is a dangerous policy.   It poses an existential threat to the Palestinian people, but also to the state of Israel and its citizens, thereby endangering the entire Middle East.”
Palestinian youths who climbed on an Israeli army Merkava tank to dismentle its machinegun, during an Israeli army raid in Deir al-Balah in the center of the Gaza Strip 05 May 2004, nothing could be closer to the truth.
With every Palestinian assassinated from Israeli helicopter gunships, with every Palestinian home demolished, with every Palestinian illegally detained in Israeli prisons, ten times as many children are witnessing their ill fate before their very own eyes.
Palestinian children now routinely climb on top of Israeli tanks invading their cities.
Sadly, young Palestinians who have equated their life — the only life they know — under this brutal military occupation to death are being recruited to take innocent Israeli lives along with them while committing suicide themselves.
Victims of a naked aggression
Victims of a naked aggression, Palestinians are slowly losing control of their society and being blamed for it as well.
Palestinians are slowly losing control of their society
Palestinians are slowly losing control of their society and being blamed for it as well.
Being blamed for it as well
And being blamed for it as well.
Israelis, too, now glorify death rather than life
Israelis, too, are beginning to glorify death rather than life, as Israeli psychologist Yoram Yovel recently noted in an editorial in Ha'aretz newspaper (17 May 2004).
He notes that what is happening in Gaza reflects a deep psychological process that Israeli society is undergoing, making it more and more similar to Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.
As the world powers watch
As the world powers watch the Palestinians being destroyed as a people, they have the arrogance and audacity to demand that a caged people develop and align their society's institutions for inclusion in a globalized world.
While the world's sole superpower watches, funds and provides political cover for the maze of Israeli military checkpoints and cement walls being erected to encircle Palestinian cities, they have the nerve to preach to Palestinians about necessary governmental and economic reforms and WTO accession.
As if economic liberalization is a solution for the humanitarian and political disaster facing the Palestinian people, the world's organizations, including the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan himself, are acknowledging Israeli war crimes while casually sending more teams of foreign consultants to document the gravity of the situation and suggest boilerplate reforms.
Knowing Palestinians' ability to remain steadfast in the face of earthshaking odds, we would venture to bet that Palestinians will continue to sustain the damages being systematically inflicted upon them.
Palestinian students will continue their studies, even in makeshift schools if necessary.
Palestinian investors and business persons will continue to invest and over-extend themselves to maintain even the minimal level of jobs possible.
Palestinian women, the real unknown soldiers, will continue to be the threads of steel that hold together the strongest Palestinian institution yet: the family.
All of this can be expected, not because President Bush has some kind of blurry vision that keeps getting repeated like a broken record, but rather because Palestinians are the owners of a just cause and have been programmed to survive, despite all odds, and will continue to juggle two extraordinary struggles, one to free themselves from military occupation and the other to build for statehood.
Why does the community of nations refuse the screaming calls for an international peace-keeping presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, especially and immediately in the Gaza Strip, to prevent further escalation and destruction?
The least that the world could do is to stand between our two peoples, for both of our people's sake, and theirs.
Silence means acquiescence
If, to use Professor Grinberg's words again, “Silence under the present circumstances means acquiescence,” then what does one call the United States' blatant arming of, financial support for, and political cover of Israel's — or its own in Iraq, for that matter — current policy of destruction and self-destruction?
Genocide too accommodating a word
Indeed, “genocide” seems too accommodating a word to describe such examples of the arrogance of power.
US taxpayers paid for this
Cries over friend
Thy fearful symmetry: Can Israel break the spiral of vengeance?
The Guardian
August 22, 2003
Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, severed limbs for severed limbs and other lethal exchanges of body parts too grim to be enumerated.
That was the deadly symmetry, once again, behind yesterday's revenge killing of Hamas leader Abu Shanab, by which Israel sought to settle its blood debt — or perhaps just exacted the first instalment — for the massacre of 20 Israeli civilians in Tuesday's bus blast.
Never mind that it led so quickly and predictably to a declaration by Hamas and Islamic Jihad that the three month ceasefire was at an end. Israeli officials had already disavowed the ceasefire, arguing that the suicide bombing changed "the rules of the game" and that the ceasefire was dead.
No one should be surprised either that the target of the Israeli attack was a relative moderate who played an active role in negotiating the ceasefire.
("If the occupation stops," Abu Shanab had said, shortly before it was declared, "I think Palestinians are willing to live in peace and stop all kinds of violence.")
An Israeli spokesman merely argued that there was a direct link between Abu Shanab and "the terrorists on the ground".
Never mind too that the Palestinian Authority seemed at last to be edging towards a commitment to dismantle the armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Predictably, that planned crackdown is also now on hold and the tenuous grip of prime minister Mahmoud Abbas is thus further weakened.
The Guardian:
Cause and effect in this vicious slugging match are now too inextricably mixed to be easily disentangled, and the protagonists themselves seem quite incapable of doing so.
While Israel claims that terrorist attacks have continued to be planned since the ceasefire began, the militant groups can point to the evidence of Israeli targeted killings which have also continued.
What is beyond doubt is that the current "game" has been played under the same mutually destructive rules over and again for the past three years.
More than 650 Israelis, mostly civilians and including nearly 100 children, have been killed in terrorist attacks.
More than 2,000 Palestinians, mostly unarmed and including some 380 children, have been killed by the Israeli army.
It is a game in which there are absolutely no winners.
The Guardian:
Neither side is entitled to use the others' violence as an alibi for its own, but Israel, with the preponderance of power, is better placed to reflect on the folly, even in narrow terms of self-interest, of perpetuating this vicious cycle.
The "targeted killings" of Palestinian militants — and innocent passers-by — were described as exceptional two years ago: now they have become routine.
Instead of deterring Palestinian terrorism they have encouraged it to the point where even many Israelis believe that it is being done by their government to sabotage the peace process.
The Guardian continued:
Targeted killings are also in breach of the obligations to which Israel is still bound as the occupying power in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Geneva conventions clearly state that civilians shall be protected "unless and for such time as they take direct part in hostilities" (against citizens of the occupying power).
Israeli leaders say from time to time they would be only too willing to end the occupation and see a Palestinian state emerge — if the terrorists would allow them to do so.
There is a way out of this presumed dilemma: just start doing it now — and yes, that will mean dismantling the settlements which are also illegal.
Only then can there be peace, but it will be a prize well worth the exercise of restraint instead of vengeance.
The Petting Zoo
Reuters Thursday May 20, 2004:
By Nidal al-Mughrabi
RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Palestinian boys chased a limping ostrich through a Gaza refugee camp Thursday after an Israeli raid spelled disaster for a zoo that was a rare amusement spot for local children.
The Israeli army, which uprooted over 1,000 Rafah residents by demolishing homes in a hunt for Palestinian militants, denied flattening the zoo and suggested its creatures had escaped because they were not being cared for.
Whatever happened, Palestinian boys made the best of the situation.
Spotting the ostrich on the loose, they gave chase, grabbed the bewildered, mangy-looking African bird and trotted through the streets with it, laughing heartily.
The zoo site was in a neighborhood sealed off by Israeli troops.
Residents said it had been a tiny, spartan affair hosting two ostriches, an array of colorful parrots and other exotic birds, some snakes, one monkey — and a pony painted with black stripes to make it look like a zebra.
Some 250 families in the camp — erected in 1949 for Palestinians uprooted by Israel's independence war — found themselves homeless again and were housed by U.N. relief workers in dingy school classrooms and rows of tents.
The house demolitions were nothing new in the conflict between Israel and Palestinians who launched an uprising in occupied territories three and a half years ago.
But the zoo was something special for Rafah's deprived youngsters.
Its demise rubbed salt in the wounds of the community as the death toll from the raid rose to 40, several of them children in a protest march that came under tank fire.
"Rafah's zoo was the only place of entertainment for kids here.
It's a shame they destroyed it, but no surprise.
Those who killed the children can also kill their fun," said Ahmed Hussein, a taxi driver who used to take families to the zoo.
An Israeli army spokesman denied that troops had destroyed the zoo.
"It was a very small petting zoo close to a school and the animals just escaped somehow.   We didn't hurt them."
The fate of the second ostrich, the monkey and pony was unknown.
But children said they saw some of the parrots flying over the neighborhood, in addition to the wandering ostrich.
"The demolished houses made me angry when I heard about it on the news, but the zoo was the only place where I could go with my friends to play and watch these strange animals," said Mohammed, a 12-year-old running after the ostrich.
The Israeli army denied flattening the zoo and suggested its creatures had escaped because they were not being cared for.
BBC    Tuesday, 25 May, 2004     by Alan Johnston:
The Israeli army probably took about 10 minutes to turn it into a wasteland, with tanks churning the whole area into an expanse of mud and twisted metal.
There were ostriches, kangaroos and crocodiles, but the zoo's pride was its jaguar — he is missing now.
An ostrich is rotting in the rubble and its stench hangs over the ruins.
Mohamed Jumaa and his brother, Fateh, spent more than 10 years building the Rafah zoo.
The Jumaa brothers say that their zoo was important, it was somewhere for children to go in what is the most deprived corner of the Gaza Strip.
Kids came in their hundreds, and they loved it.
One of the kangaroos was hurt when the tanks came but survived, and the other is on the loose somewhere in Rafah.
So are all the monkeys and one of the pythons.
The fox got away, but when he turned up in a private house the frightened owner attacked him with a saw — later, the vet had to amputate a leg.
When the aviary was smashed, the parrots, cockatiels and lovebirds took flight.
Far up the Gaza Strip, people say they've been hearing strange birdsong.
Photo: Gush Shalom
      Photo: Gush Shalom
Some 850 demonstrators, who came from all over the country in 15 full buses and a fleet of private cars, demonstrated Friday near the Gaza Strip and tried to march on Rafah.    They were stopped by the Border Police and a number of violent confrontations ensued.    Five demonstrators were arrested.
The demonstration was called by "Gush Shalom",   "The Committee against House Demolitions",   "The Campus is not Silent",   "Pilots Refuse",   "Yesh Gvul",   "The Forum of Refusers' Parents",   "The Women's Coalition for Peace" and "Ta'ayush for Arab-Jewish Partnership", which was responsible for the organization of the action.
The demonstrators announced in advance that they were going to the Sufa checkpoint near Rafah, but changed course and stopped near the Kissufim checkpoint, surprising the police and the army.    They reached the checkpoint on foot, marching for four kilometers in the blazing sun.
For an hour, they listened to the shocking testimonies of the Israeli reporter Amira Hass and the chief of the local hospital in Rafah, conveyed by telephone, and to the words of a British woman whose son was shot dead by the Israeli army.
Then they broke through the police line and started to march in the direction of Rafah.     However, they were stopped by the Border Police.
A series of violent confrontation occurred.
There were also several confrontations with settlers.
The demonstrators shouted: "Refuse! Refuse!",   "Soldier, Listen — You Can Refuse!",   "All the Ministers are War Criminals!",   "Mofaz, Minister of Defense — How Many Children Did You Kill Today?"   
One of the buses carried a big slogan:   "Soldiers, Get Out!    Don't Take Part in War Crimes!"
Gush Shalom is a liberal active group of Israeli people.
It has been running a political ad weekly under the headline "Warning!"
The ad reads:
"Sharon now resembles a wounded bull.
"A wounded bull is a dangerous animal.
"His plan is dead.    He is incapable of dismantling even one single settlement.    He is incapable of getting another plan accepted.
"His only way out is to order a spectacular military adventure.
"There is no limit to the bloody deeds he is capable of now in order to survive."
The human rights group Amnesty International charged Tuesday that Israel is guilty of war crimes and grave breaches of the Geneva Convention.
Amnesty accused Israel of collective punishment, of demolishing homes and property of Palestinians who are not involved, even according to Israel, in attacks against Israel.
"This is the case with the majority of land and home destruction," said Donatella Rovera co-author of the rights group's report. "It's unnecessary, disproportionate, unjustified, and deliberate."
The Amnesty report said that Israel has demolished more than 3,000 homes during the current three-year conflict with the Palestinians, most of them in the Gaza Strip.
The report also found that 10 percent of Gaza's agricultural land has been destroyed and more than 226,000 trees uprooted there in 2002 and 2003.
The release said the demolition and destruction of houses are "grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention and are war crimes," calling on Israel to halt the practices immediately.
Amnesty Report: Israel and the Occupied Territories
May 24, 2004
The Palistine Monitor Monday, May 24, 2004
Israeli troops fire on funeral service as Rafah tries to bury its dead.
Several Palestinians were injured, some seriously, when Israeli troops opened fire on a Palestinian funeral in Rafah today.
23 year-old Ziad Alwan was shot in the eye, and is now in hospital in a serious condition.    Several other mourners also required medical attention.
An estimated 50,000 Palestinians had attended the funeral for 17 citizens of Rafah killed in the Tel al-Sultan neighborhood during the Israeli invasion of the area.    Some of those being buried had been killed at the beginning of the invasion a week ago and preserved in fridges used for storing vegetables because the hospital and morgue had no room for the bodies.
The residents of Tel al-Sultan took the opportunity to bury their dead after the Israeli army moved to the outskirts of the area.    The bodies were taken to a local mosque and after prayers were moved to the al-Shuhada cemetery in the al-Salam district of Rafah.
Israeli soldiers watching the funeral then fired on the mourners.
kewe note:   This is all paid for by US taxpayer money.
See below:   The death of Peace Activist Tom Hurndall — He was just shooting at children to amuse himself.
 
 
Later in the day a 14-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by army fire as troops shot at stone throwers.
Story of two children dying.
The Daily Star   Tuesday May 25, 2004
By Omar Karmi
For three days, the children's bodies had been lying in one of the morgue's two freezers waiting for relatives to collect them.   But the closure on Tel al-Sultan had not been lifted, and the children's parents and siblings remained unable to leave their neighborhood.   Finally they decided they couldn't wait.
"It's been three days.   They phoned me and asked me to arrange the funeral," said the children's cousin, Mohammed Abu Ahmed, 34, outside the morgue on Friday.
The family says the two children were killed by Israeli sniper fire from a nearby rooftop.   Earlier in the week, the Israeli Army was reported as blaming Palestinian explosives for their deaths, but a spokesman on May 22 acknowledged they couldn't be sure.
When reporters finally managed to get into Tel al-Sultan on Saturday, there was no evidence of shrapnel from explosives on the Moghraia family's rooftop.   On the wall at the top of the stairwell, beside what appeared to be brain matter and blood stains, were four bullet holes.   In the corner of the step below was a pool of dried blood.
"This is where Ahmed was shot," explained Asma and Ahmed's brother Ali, 26, who was first on the roof that night.   He and his father Mohammed Ali, 49, an unemployed construction worker, were both calm, almost meticulous, as they recounted the events.
"Asma was collecting washing right here," said Ali, pointing to the corner of the roof where the same clothes Asma would have been collecting still hung, blood spattered and bullet torn.   On the floor below was another pool of dried blood where Ali said Asma fell.
"Ahmed was feeding the pigeons," he continued, nodding at a pigeon cage on the other side holding some 15 birds.   "He loved feeding the pigeons."
Ali and his father both think Asma was shot first.
"Ahmed heard the shot and saw his sister, and he tried to run down the stairs," says Ali.   "I heard him shout for me, but then he was shot and we didn't hear anything else."
Both children were killed by a single shot to the head, hospital officials said.
Ali said when he got to the top of the stairs more shots were fired.   Besides the bullet marks at the top of the stairs, there were also three bullet holes in the satellite dish to the left of the clotheslines and behind where Asma would have been standing.
Ali recounted how he pulled his brother down the stairs.   His mother was screaming in the background.   He placed his brother in a spare bedroom and then went up to get his sister.
"I had to crawl on my stomach to get to her, and when I got there I could see her brain hanging out.   Her head was spilt open in the middle.   I wrapped her head in a towel, and then I carefully dragged her body across the floor.   I was flat on my stomach all the way.   It took almost 15 minutes."
"She was a good girl," said Mohammed Ali.   "She was number one in her class, she liked performing her prayers and she wanted to become a doctor.   She was a good girl."
"We knew there was a curfew on," said Mohammed Ali.   "But there was no shooting in the neighborhood, and we thought it was safe for the children to be on the roof.   We didn't know there were snipers there."
The three-story Abu Jalala building is clearly visible from the Moghraias' rooftop.   The building stands at the end of the Salahin Mosque Street, where a T-junction has been completely torn up by Israeli bulldozers.
Mohammed Abu Jalala, 21, is a business student at the Islamic University in Gaza City.   At around 10 am last Tuesday, he said, Israeli soldiers arrived and took over the building.   The family of nine was ordered to stay in their flat.
"They wouldn't allow us even to go to the bathroom without asking permission."
Shifts of two and three soldiers took turns guarding the family, according to Mohammed.   The Jalala family apartment is on the first floor.   They built the house during the Oslo years, but never finished the top-two floors, which are still uninhabited.
The soldiers left plenty of evidence of their stay there, including half empty cans of moldy corn, half a loaf of white bread, and tuna cans, all labeled only in Hebrew.
There were also empty bullet cases.   Mohammed had collected at least 20 and showed them to reporters.   On the top two floors and on the stairwell between them, holes had been punched through the walls.
The roof affords an almost uninterrupted view of Tel al-Sultan and the surrounding area.   On one side it looks over the hills that lead to the settlement of Rafiah Yam to the west and the Mediterranean beyond.
On the other side, the building overlooks other rooftops, including the house where the children died, about 150 meters away.   At the base of a 1-meter-high concrete wall at that corner, is a watermelon-sized hole.   Through it, the bullet marks at the top of the Moghraias' stairwell were visible with the naked eye.
During the four-day curfew, residents of Tel al-Sultan had no water or electricity.   The soldiers had also taken the family's mobile phones.   The soldiers only spoke directly with Mohammed's father, who had worked as a laborer in Israel and spoke some Hebrew.
"I felt they were afraid," he says of the soldiers.   "They always had their fingers on the trigger.   They even escorted me to the toilet.   We tried as much as we could to ignore them."
The soldiers finally left at around 2am on Wednesday, said Mohammed.   They had been in the building for 15 hours.
At the Moghraia home, family and neighbors were at a loss to explain the Israeli Army's actions.
"There are no fighters here," said a neighbor, Omar Abu Libdeh, 67.   "The streets are wide, so tanks can move easily.   Nobody is armed here, and there was no fighting.   It was revenge.   They avenged their dead soldiers by attacking citizens."
At the Abu Yussef al-Najjar Hospital's tiny morgue a single body was being prepared for funeral on Friday.
Asma al-Moghraia, 16, was killed last Tuesday, the first full day of the Israeli Army's "Operation Rainbow" into Rafah, along with her brother, 13.
Rawan Abu Zeid died today.
Photo: AP/Lefteris Pitarakis Photo:  AP/Khalil Hamra
Photo: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Palestinian medics and witnesses said Israeli soldiers shot the girl.
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Khader Abu Zeid, uncle of the dead girl, said his niece had been cooped up indoors since the start of the raid and had gone out to buy something from a nearby shop.
Witnesses said soldiers had opened fire from a nearby position.
“She took half a shekel from her father and left the house,” Abu Zeid said.
“We heard heavy shooting and when we went out we found her on the ground, two bullets in her neck and head.”
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Photo: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Photo: Annahar, 5/23/04
Photo: Alhayat Aljadeda, 5/23/04
The UN must intervene at once to halt bloodshed between Palestinians and Israelis, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told fellow non-aligned states on Thursday.
    The United States of America has systematically and consistently blocked the United Nations from intervening.
Lest we forget


Palestinian students peer into the doorway as they look at a large pool of blood on the floor at the United Nations school in Gaza.

The shooting took place Tuesday, June 1, 2004.

Two students, ten years old, were critically wounded by Israeli forces while attending class a shortime earlier.

Palestine Monitor      Wednesday, June 2, 2004:

Israeli army shoots two more schoolchildren in Rafah

Two 10 year-old schoolchildren were shot in the al-Omaria school run by UNRWA in Rafah, when an Israeli tank fired into their classroom.

Bullets fired from the tank flew through the classroom window, hitting Mahmoud Hamad in the neck and Hisham al Habil in the head.    Hisham is now in a stable condition but Mahmoud remains in a serious condition. 

The boys had not even been sitting by the windows but in the middle of the room. 

The school director, Atia Abed al Wahed said there had been no shooting from Palestinians before the tank fired and that the school was well-known to the Israeli troops anyway, and even flies an UNRWA flag. 

Despite this, the school has been fired on many times, placing the 1,300 students and their teachers in constant danger.

Atia said that all they could do was rely on UNRWA to negotiate with the Israeli troops, but that this seemed to have little effect.

Photo: AP/Kevin Frayer
Palestinian students peer into the doorway as they look at a large pool of blood on the floor at the United Nations school in Gaza.
The shooting took place Tuesday, June 1, 2004.
Two students, ten years old, were critically wounded by Israeli forces while attending class a shortime earlier.
Palestine Monitor     Wednesday, June 2, 2004:
Israeli army shoots two more schoolchildren in Rafah
Two 10 year-old schoolchildren were shot in the al-Omaria school run by UNRWA in Rafah, when an Israeli tank fired into their classroom.
Bullets fired from the tank flew through the classroom window, hitting Mahmoud Hamad in the neck and Hisham al Habil in the head.    Hisham is now in a stable condition but Mahmoud remains in a serious condition.
The boys had not even been sitting by the windows but in the middle of the room.
The school director, Atia Abed al Wahed said there had been no shooting from Palestinians before the tank fired and that the school was well-known to the Israeli troops anyway, and even flies an UNRWA flag.
Despite this, the school has been fired on many times, placing the 1,300 students and their teachers in constant danger.
Atia said that all they could do was rely on UNRWA to negotiate with the Israeli troops, but that this seemed to have little effect.
Comment from Kewe.
U.S. active participation in irradication of Palestinians.
U.S. involvement in the Zionist cause is the reason for the continuing horror being perpetrated upon Palestinian people.
These horrors are directly a result of U.S. taxpayer money and U.S. produced armaments being given to the state of Israel.
Including the transfer of 'Bunker Buster Bombs' likely to bring forth a yet more extensive 'holocaust.'
In the 1930's and beginning of the 1940's, America looked the other way as the Nazi humiliated, tortured and began the process which led to 6 million murders.
U.S. active participation in irradication of Palestinians.
In the years from 1948 to today, the United States of America has actively participated in the irradication and attempted extermination of Palistinians.
It is difficult to admit the truth but American money and military equipment has been poured into Israel to the point where they have been led to believe that they can kill and brutalize at will.
They have the support of the most powerful nation in the world.
As the working individual in the United States daily earns to pay for this, this grief and horror bought by his or her money — voted and agreed by the will of the US Congress — the atrocities continue.
All the military rifles used are American made M-16's
All the helicopter gun ships are American Apaches & Cobras
All the fighter jets are American F-15's and F-16's
All have been supplied with American taxpayer money.
All of this brutality;
all of this violence;
all of these atrocities are fueled by the continuation of the American purse.
The United Nations must take care of this beleagured land and its people.
The world must assist.
Why?
Because, if for nothing else, the world has created this.
The United State of America must be forced to stop blocking the United Nations from intervening.
Now, with the supposed withdrawal from Gaza, which is not a withdrawal, many believe this problem will go away.
It will not go away.
But it can be solved.
The United State of America must be forced to stop blocking the United Nations from intervening.
People and The Land airdrops viewers into the universe of an occupied people, unreeling images of a new form of apartheid based on ethnicity.
Challenging U.S. foreign policy and the conventions of the documentary form itself, People and The Land examines the concrete realities of Israel's conduct in the West Bank and Gaza.
The level of U.S. support for that conduct through foreign aid, and the human cost of that aid in Palestine and the U.S.
YouTube also has it in 6 parts — part 6 deals with US involvement and payment to Israel
              Sands of Sorrow (1950) — click here        
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two years after they were forced from the present state of Israel.          
              UK Respect Party Clive Searle — click here        
       Manchester Emergency Demonstration July 21, 2006.          
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He was just shooting at children to amuse himself.
The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza
April 2004
US missiles — US money — and Palestine
March 2004
A young Palestinian man hitting an Israeli teargas bomb with his shoes away from demonstrators.
Israeli occupation soldiers killed two demonstrators and injured more than a hundred of them during anti-Wall demonstrations in the West Bank.
February 2004
A Palestinian elderly woman screaming in despair, complaining to God, as an Israeli occupation army bulldozer started to prepare her land for the construction of the separation wall in the village of Dair Qidees, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
January 2004
Israeli occupation soldiers guarding bulldozers demolishing Palestinian homes.
A Palestinian man, perhaps who has lived in one of the homes, sits on the ground watching, his small daughters around him.
December 2003
Palestinian boys cry over the body of their father.
8 Palestinians were killed and 40 were injured,in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip.
Many homes were destroyed during a savage Israeli occupation raid on the refugee camp on Tuesday.
November 2003
A Palestinian family in Jenin, moments before the Israeli occupation forces blew up their home.
October 2003
Tom Hurndall, the peace activist who was shot by Israeli occupation forces while helping to shield some Palestinian children, is declared to be brain dead.
Two Palestinian children were among about 100 Palestinian civilians injured in the Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip, which also resulted in killing 10 civilians.
September 2003
See the home blow up.
Blowing up more Palestinian homes as a collective punishment is a daily Israeli practice (paid for by US money) to control Palestinians under occupation.
The life and death of Kamala Sawalha
A student leaves her house every night, leaving her two young children at home, spends the next several hours traveling by taxi and on foot to get to the university in the neighboring town — just 15 minutes away.
Kamala wanted very badly to study — otherwise, it would be hard to understand the sacrifice she made for it.
To get up before dawn every morning, to leave the babies with their grandmother, to spend hours on the road in the heat and cold, even when pregnant, in order to get to the campus on time; to risk being shot or subjected to endless humiliations around every turn, and then to travel the whole way back — in a taxi where possible and on foot where necessary....
“Suddenly we were facing the soldiers,” he recounts. The jeep was parked on the left side of the road and its right door was open. Kamala let out a long scream. It was the last sound she would ever make.
At 11:30 A.M., they buried Kamala Sawalha in the town cemetery.
Children trying to commit suicide
Now the landscape itself has changed
Punching an arab in the face.
The father went through it and now the son is going through it and no one talks about it around the dinner table.
Furer is certain that what happened to him is not at all unique.
Here he was — a creative, sensitive graduate of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, who became an animal at the checkpoint, a violent sadist who beat up Palestinians because they didn’t show him the proper courtesy, who shot out tires of cars because their owners were playing the radio too loud, who abused a retarded teenage boy lying handcuffed on the floor of the Jeep, just because he had to take his anger out somehow.
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