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Gaza Situation

category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Friday November 23, 2012 22:24author by Zionism=Nazism

The targeting of tunnels by Israeli airstrikes has restricted the flow of food and fuel into Gaza. (

Few shops remain open and the UN has warned of an impending water crisis. There are reports of bombing campaigns purposely targeting irrigation wells. The Ministry of Health in Gaza is out of 40 per cent of essential medicines and running low on basics like bandages and syringes. (

Gaza's dire situation began in 1948 when Zionist militia groups expelled over 700,000 Palestinians from their land, 200,000 of whom fled to Gaza and tripled its population.

Historically, Gaza had been known for the fresh water oasis of Wadi Gaza ( ) an important stop on trade routes between Egypt and Syria.

No longer an oasis, lands razed and levelled by Israeli bulldozers. Along Gaza's eastern border ( 29 per cent of arable lands are now closed. Israeli naval ships harass and water cannon Palestinian fishermen, restricting them to three nautical miles from shore.

Polluted sewage is leaking into the coastal aquifer from water networks and buildings bombed by Israeli airstrikes in 2008-09's operation "Cast Lead"(

Israel has also blocked the equipment needed to repair the damaged infrastructure. With tap water undrinkable, some people in Gaza are now surviving on 20 litres per person per day (

Water consumption for the average Israeli is about 300 litres per person per day. (

All of Gaza's 10,000 smallholder farms were damaged in the 2008-09 onslaught ( half a million trees uprooted and more than one million chickens were killed along with sheep, cattle and goats. (

The Israelis destroyed 60 per cent of the agricultural industry in Gaza, causing $268m in losses.

The proportion of Gazans judged "food insecure" increased to 75 per cent and in the aftermath, many households have been found to be chronically food insecure (

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author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sat Nov 24, 2012 01:23author address author phone

As the recent murder of a 20-yr-old Palestinian Civilian clearly demonstrates, the Zio-Nazis regularly murder Palestinian civilians in Gaza without any retaliation whatsoever from the Palestinians

As stated earlier

Israel doesn't want peace - never did never will - the Zio-Nazis have been openly admitting that in print since at least as early as 1923

author by Anti-Semanticismpublication date Sat Nov 24, 2012 17:23author address author phone

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author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sat Nov 24, 2012 19:35author address author phone

Zio-Nazis like to attempt to portray themselves as poor likkle innocent victims of bewildering Palestinian rage from Gaza.

But Israel not only has kept Palestinians of Gaza in the world’s largest Concentration Camp, they also have kept Gaza under an illegal blockade with the deliberate aim of severely (and illegally) limiting their nutrition without altogether starving them to death. - - (shades of the Nazis and their "Minimum nutrition calculations" for Camp inmates, no?)

The food blockade has real effects.

At least 10% of Palestinian children in Gaza under 5 have had their growth stunted by malnutrition.

A recent report by Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians ( - - [pdf] ) found that , in addition, anemia (***) is widespread, affecting over two-thirds of infants, 58.6 percent of schoolchildren, and over a third of pregnant mothers.

*** Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide vital oxygen to body tissues.

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 01:22author address author phone

produced by: UN-OCHA in the Palestine Occupied Territories, - -

Situation report 22nd Novenber 2012

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 01:29author address author phone

. . .

Gaza - Injuries-Data breakdown: men women and children (percent)
Gaza - Injuries-Data breakdown: men women and children (percent)

author by Iron Domepublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:19author address author phone

OK, Z=N, nice propaganda work there. Now, can you explain:

a) How exactly it is "confirmed" that 65% of Gazan deaths were innocent civilians. For instance if a rocket launching team is attacked and the bodies are brought to hospital, the medical personnel have no realistic way of telling whether they were on "active service" or not. Its not like they are in uniform. In the last Gaza war, initial figures of 70/80% civilian casualties were reported. Eventually, both Hamas and the IDF independently reported about 50% civilian casualties.

b) Why the pejorative use of the term "settler" for the murdered Israelis? They were the ultimate in innocent civilians going about their own business in their own country. They were not in the disputed settlements of the West Bank; they were in Israel proper.

author by you are fascist-scumpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:53author address author phone

" Why the pejorative use of the term "settler" for the murdered Israelis? They were the ultimate in innocent civilians going about their own business in their own country. "

They were killed in an Illegal Israeli colony known as Kiryat Malachi

Kiryat Malachi was founded in 1951 on land set aside as Palestinian in the 1947 UN partitiion plan.

Zionists stole that land in 48 and built a colony/settlement on that stolen land in 1951

you can't go around armed to the teeth living on stolen land and then demand that you be seen as a "Civilian"

They are Illegal Colonists/Settlers - every bit as illegal, under international Law, as the Jewish fascist settlers armed to the teeth in the West Bank

author by you are fascist scumpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:59author address author phone

Under International Law, the 1948 borders are the only LEGAL borders of the fascist Zionist state.

All land built-on or occupied by the fascist zionist state or by it's undoubtedly fascist citizenry is as a result of continued illegal actions by successive Zionist regimes in Tel Aviv, the Israeli capital

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 13:27author address author phone

1,440 Palestinians dead, of whom 431were children and 114 were women - UN-OCHA FIELD UPDATE ON GAZA FROM THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR Situation report for 3 - 5 February 2009, 1700 hours -

Total Palestinian women and Palestinian children murdered by the ZIo-Nazis = 545

Even someone as ridiculous and dishonest as a Zio-Nazi cannot reasonably dispute that the 545 murdered Palestinian Women and Children were not "innocent Civilians"

Given those figures for murdered Palestinian Children and murdered Palestinian Women, it's not even remotely plausible that the Total figure for civilian dead is a mere 720 (ish)

In keeping with it's fascist ideology, borrowed from the NAZIS, Israel considers all Palestinian Males above the age of 12 to be "military age" and therefore legitimate targets, and operates on the principle of "guilty of 'terrorism' if male and Palestinian"

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 13:48author address author phone

Population stats of separate Jewish state and Arab states as envisaged under UN Partition Plan

Territory . . . . .Arab and other population . . . . . . . . % Arab . . . . . . . Jewish population . . . . % Jewish . . . . . . Total population

Arab State . . . . . . . 725,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99% . . . . . . . . . . .10,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1% . . . . . . . . . . .735,000
Jewish State . . . . . .407,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45% . . . . . . . . . . 498,000. . . . . . . . . . . . . 55% . . . . . . . . . . .905,000

As can be see clearly seen the population of the proposed Jewish/ZioNazi state comprised at least 45% Palestinian Arab natives - most of these people were either killed or ethnically cleansed in order to steal their land. Stealing land, especially in conjunction with Ethnic cleansing is an undoubtedly illegal act, under both domestic and International Law

Not only that but in 1948 the percentage of land in the proposed Jewish/ZioNazi State, that was actually held by Jews/ZioNazis was a minuscule 7%. that means that the remaining 93% of the land allocated for the proposed Jewish state was owned by non-Jewish/non-ZioNazi entities.

The Zio-Nazis were well aware that they needed to steal that remaining 93% of land - they had many conversations about it and much was written on the subject, clearly stating their intentions to steal anything that they liked.

Virtually ALL of the land on which the Jewish/ZioNazi state now resides was clearly stolen land under both domestic and International Law

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 13:57author address author phone

United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, Recommendations to the General Assembly, A/364, 3 September 1947

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 14:05author address author phone

where it says

should read

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 14:13author address author phone

On BBC's Question Time on 22.11.12, journalist Owen Jones described the reality-- largely ignored by the mainstream media -- of Israel's brutal attack on Gaza, 14-22 November 2012, that left close to 160 killed, over 30 of them children.

Caption: What Really Happened in Gaza, November 2012

author by JoeMcpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 17:38author address author phone

Gardai arrested a number of counter-demonstrators picketing a zionist rally held at the GPO earlier today .. Rte News website currently has a reporrt on the pro-Israel rally without mentioning the opposition or the arrests, which were made under the Public Order Act .

author by Zionismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 19:20author address author phone

So between the years 2005 and 2011 the Zio-Nazi military claim that 40 Israelis were killed by rockets, but an audit of the figures claimed by the Zio-Nazis could only confirm 17 such fatalities

Number of rocket/mortar fatalities, claimed by Israeli Military, by year, 2006–2011

- most likely those numbers are inflated by IDF in a deliberate attempt to mislead - Zio-Nazis : one thing you can always count on is the ocean of lies they insist on bringing with them

author by JoeMcpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 19:59author address author phone

Another thing you can always count on is oxymoronic drivel like this from some member of the Irish Labour Party - in this case the Labour councillor for Stillorgan, Richard Humpreys . According to the RTe report, Councillor Humphries told the the zio-nazi support rally :

"Israel's right to exist must be acknowledged, as the only Jewish state in the world and the only liberal secular democracy in the Middle East ."

Israel's "right to exist" comes from its arsenal of nuclear weapons, of course , and from the IDF's eagerness to ethnically cleanse and commit murder to maintain a "secular" Jewish state .

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Sun Nov 25, 2012 20:45author address author phone

... ever the victim


author by JoeMcpublication date Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:43author address author phone

Video below of the gardai heavy gang surrounding and arresting anti-zionist protester ,Steve, at the counter-rally yesterday . Another protester was arrested along with Steven and charged with public order offences. Pro-Israeli Facebook postings yesterday indicated that the the zionist provocation at the GPO was organized by elements within the ruling Blue Shirt coalition in alliance with right-wing Christian fundamentalists and the Israeli embassy .

author by Joe Mcpublication date Mon Nov 26, 2012 13:19author address author phone

The day previous to the zio-nazi rally at the GPO, SIPTU’s Jack O'Connor accused protesters of using “fascist tactics” after they heckled the platform at the GPO at the end of the anti-austerity march organized by his union through its affiliated body the Dublin Council of Trades Unions (DCTU) .

As well as being the General President of Siptu , O’Connor is a prominent member of the Labour Party, which is currently in government with Fine Gael (formely Cumann na nGaedheal aka "the Blue Shirts" ) and imposing the very austerity measures that the DCTU was supposed to be marching against .

The police who arrested the anti-zionist protesters yesterday were acting under orders from the FG/Labour coalition Justice and Equality Minister and blue-shirt friend of apartheid Israel , Alan Shatter.Jack O’Connor, who is a supporter of the IPSC , has made no comment on yesterday’s GPO rally or on the arrests of the anti-zionist protesters.

author by JoeMcpublication date Mon Nov 26, 2012 13:43author address author phone

I contacted SIPTU by email a few minutes ago to ask if Jack O' Connor would be prepared to issue a public statement condemning the arrests of the anti-zionist demonstraors yesterday. Siptu can be reached at

author by Coolpublication date Mon Nov 26, 2012 22:07author address author phone

And it comes from RT so it MUST be true

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Mon Nov 26, 2012 23:52author address author phone

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Israel’s propagandists shoot themselves
in the foot as they shoot off their mouths
September 30, 2009

author by JoeMcpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 00:52author address author phone

They are professional trolls - racist filth who should be told to clear off from this site .

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 01:14author address author phone

Israeli's Illegal "No Go" Murder Zones take quite a bit of land from the already land-poor Gazans

The illegal No-Go Murder-Zones stretch at times up to 3km inside Gazan territory. At it's narrowest, Gaza is only 12km wide. Israel will generally try to murder you if you enter these zones

See graphic below


According to the UN-OCHA report of 21st Nov 2012, linked above

Israel destroyed or seriously damaged 300 Palestinian houses.

Such dwellings tend to contain much larger numbers of people per household than households in Israel or the West

Due to the "Extended Family" style of living amongst Palestinians many of these houses would contain several generations of the same family along with spouses and each couple's children etc as opposed to the more western-style "One nuclear-family per household" living arrangement popular amongst the Jewish Israeli population of Southern Israel

A further 1700 Palestinian houses were also damaged, but to a lesser extent.

During the most intense periods of the Israeli assault on Gaza, UNRWA-run schools were left trying to provide shelter from more than 12,000 people desperately seeking refuge from Israeli bombs

In total 80 Israeli houses were destroyed or severely damaged.


Gaza - Israel maintains  illegal "No GO" Murder-Zones, murdering Palestinians that wander on Palestinian Territory
Gaza - Israel maintains illegal "No GO" Murder-Zones, murdering Palestinians that wander on Palestinian Territory

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 02:22author address author phone

The testimonies by Israeli veterans that follow are taken from 145 collected by the non-governmental organization Breaking the Silence and published in
"Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies From the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010."
Those in the book represent every division in the IDF and all locations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
1. House Demolition

author by JoeMcpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 03:01author address author phone

Breaking the Silence gives a chilling insight into the racist mindset instilled into IDF reservists by zionist commanders .Euphemisms like "demonstration of presence" disguise the terror of the night patrols -young Palestinian girls peeing themselves as soldiers ransack their houses dragging adults blindfolded into detention centres . One conscript describes the detention centre routine to Breaking The Silence :

". I don't know who the deputy brigade commander was, the deputy brigade commander arrived with a driver and a radioman or some other guy and when I took [the detainee] I certainly wasn't rough but I also wasn't gentle, I was very assertive, I took him and made it clear, so it was totally clear who the boss was in the situation, but when I got to the to the deputy brigade commander then the deputy brigade commander decided that instead of taking him with assertiveness he would also remind him, he would remind him who the boss is, who the Jew is and who the Arab is, who the prisoner is and he gave him some two, three, four, chops, elbows to the ribs, a kick to the ass, all kinds of..."

author by Elricpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:39author address author phone

Interview at link.

American journalist and scholar Gregory Harms believes that the recent 8-day Israeli war on the Gaza Strip might have been waged to distract public attention from the internal socioeconomic crises and problems the Israeli regime faces, especially ahead of the January 2013 legislative elections. He believes that launching airstrikes on Gaza may serve to give Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud party a secure vote in the upcoming elections.

“[P]ushing the Gaza button focuses Israelis on matters of security. The population in Israel is highly manipulated and taught to be fearful… Israel's isolation is bad for the country and its people; it cultivates a very unhealthy national psychology. As a result - and quite similar to Americans - the public is easily turned around. When things are too calm, the people begin focusing on domestic issues and the economy. This has been a serious issue in Israel, with massive protesting occurring over housing costs and income disparity. Israel's economy is better than most, but there are serious grievances, and when the Arab Spring took hold of North Africa and the Arab Middle East, its effects were felt in Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv,” he said in a recent interview with me after the announcement of ceasefire between Hamas and Israel on November 21.

Gregory Harms is an independent scholar specializing in U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. He lectures, keeps a blog on Facebook, and publishes articles on CounterPunch, Truthout, and Mondoweiss. Harms has traveled throughout Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, and has been interviewed on BBC Radio.

His first book “The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction,” 3rd ed. (Pluto Press, 2012) is brief and general summary of the history of Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the establishment of the Israeli regime in 1948.

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author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:17author address author phone

It rains rocket from Gaza, never bombs from Israel -

By Stuart Littlewood

The UK Foreign Minister, Willy Hague, as well many many other Brit Politicians, including Prime Minister David Cameron are members of . . . . . . .

William Hague was, rather conveniently, Chairman of CFOI immediately before being appointed UK Foreign Minister
William Hague was, rather conveniently, Chairman of CFOI immediately before being appointed UK Foreign Minister

author by UN 1947publication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:07author address author phone

Another Myth

he was never Chairman of Cons F of I

The lies we get here are ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

author by Zionsim=Nazismpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:28author address author phone

Mea culpa

Hague was never chair of CFoI

BUT he was recruited into the Conservative Friends of Israel at the worryingly tender age of 15.

In 2007, as shadow foreign secretary, he said, "We will always have strong economic and political ties with Israel. We will always be a friend of Israel."

Any effort to portray either William Hague or David Cameron merely as a passive instrument of the pro-Israel lobby is wide of the mark.

In the months after William Hague was appointed shadow foreign secretary, accepted personal donations from CFI board members totalling tens of thousands of pounds

In 2008, he declared, "The unbroken thread of Conservative Party support for Israel that has run for nearly a century from the Balfour Declaration to the present day will continue. Although it will no doubt often be tested in the years ahead, it will remain constant, unbroken, and undiminished by the passage of time."

Hague told the Jewish Chronicle in an interview, "We don't approve of expanding settlements on the West Bank and East Jerusalem because it makes the two-state solution more difficult." Not, mark you, because it’s a barbaric crime to dispossess Arabs of their lands, homes and livelihoods... he doesn’t approve because it's a bit awkward politically.

"I've traveled across the country,” he continued. “I've stood on the Golan Heights and swam in the Sea of Galilee. I've stood on the part of the West Bank where you can see the Mediterranean, where you really understand Israel's strategic fragility."

Hague's Zionist sympathies ooze from every pore.

All things considered, given how happy he appears to take their money, the guy is a big worry

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:46author address author phone

as of Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. [Does not include one civilian murdered by Israel on the morning of Sat 24th Nov 2012]

Total number of victims of Israel’s assault on Gaza and child/women numbers out of total
Total number of victims of Israel’s assault on Gaza and child/women numbers out of total

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Wed Nov 28, 2012 00:02author address author phone

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees said that the ceasefire halting the recent violence between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza offered a chance to “address the real problems underlying the crisis.”

It is of crucial… importance that we seize the opportunity provided by this tragic escalation,” the Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA), Filippo Grandi, on 26 November said in remarks at a meeting of the body’s Advisory Commission, taking place by the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Mr Grandi noted that an Israeli blockade on Gaza, imposed since 2007, was illegal, and the “greatest danger is to return to the status quo ante, and restore the prison-like conditions of Gaza.” He said it would be “only a matter of time (until) violence resumes” if there was such a return.

Grandi called for the blockade to be “lifted in all its aspects.”

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:46author address author phone

. . .

The REAL story
The REAL story

author by Contrarian - Cartoons and Khartoumpublication date Thu Dec 06, 2012 16:56author address author phone

So I moved to this new neighbourhood. Found a guy who sold me a house. He was happy to do the deal and I paid him the price he asked. Ok we haggled but thats a way of life around here. Anyway, I moved in and all was well. Told my friends it was a nice area and they came bought some houses too from the guys pals. Problem was, the guy then said it was still his house and he wanted it back. His pals wanted the houses they sold back too. Then they all got a big gang of their mates to come and start a fight with us to try and throw us out of the houses. Fortunately we won the fight but some of my friends died in the battle. The guy built another house close to mine so I thought, great, he's now going to be happy in his house and leave me in peace in mine. No such luck. The guy wouldn't even talk to me about where the boundary was between his garden and mine. For 19 years! Anyway, the guy kept on attacking my house and my family from his house. His pals did the same to my friends. More of my friends were killed. Then their big gang of mates got involved again and started to block stuff coming to our houses and throw big rocks at us. Eventually we got really fed up of this and decided to occupy his house. And some of his pals and his big gang of mates houses too. As soon as we did, we said right, if you agree to live in peace with us we will get out of your houses. Straight away. We thought this was a pretty good offer. But his pals got together with their big gang of mates again and said, no, they wouldn't live in peace with us; no, they wouldn't talk to us and no, they wouldn't recognise our right to the houses they sold us. Oh, well, what could we do? Some of the big gang of mates eventually did a deal with us and we got out of their houses. They don't fight with us any more. We even gave some of the guys pals their houses back without doing a deal. But they're the biggest problem of all. They're still fighting with us. What can we do?

author by Zionism=Nazismpublication date Thu Dec 13, 2012 21:04author address author phone

US to Re-Arm Israeli Terrorists -

The U.S. Department of Defense stated this week that it will now replenish all of the munitions used by Israel in its recent eight day siege on Gaza, which lead to the deaths of over 180 Palestinians and hundreds of injuries—a large portion being children.

The DoD notified Congress on Monday of the $647 million deal with Israel to restock the Israel Air Force (IAF) with munitions used in the over one thousand bombings conducted during the [recent Israeli Massacres of Palestinians] in Gaza last month. Congress is expected to approve the deal this week.

The DoD said the deal includes roughly 7,000 Joint Attack Munitions kits, and 10,000 bombs of various kinds, mostly bunker-buster bombs, including 1,725 BLU-109 bunker-buster bombs, and 3,450 GBU-39 bunker-buster bombs.

In addition to the large amount of civilian casualties, the assault on Gaza also destroyed roughly 8,000 buildings and roughly $1.2 billion in infrastructural damage, according to Palestinian officials.

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