Friday, July 11, 2014

Stop Israeli War Crimes (video)

Debate: As Israeli kills of Palestinian top 100, who is escalating the violence? What can be done?
Israel launches horrific massacre in Gaza
The death toll in the Israeli occupied and controlled Gaza Strip continues to rise on the fourth day of Israel’s aerial bombardment of a civilian Palestinian city/open-air prison. Medical officials in Gaza estimate that at least 22 people were killed Thursday, bringing the number of Palestinian fatalities to 101, about half of them reportedly women and children. No deaths have been reported on the Israeli side.
The Israeli military -- engaging in abominable and clear cut war crimes -- says it has dropped hundreds of tons of bombs on 1,000 targets throughout the overcrowded city of Gaza, more than during its eight-day assault in late 2012.

The intensification of Israeli airstrikes has been met with an internationally legal, self-defensive posture of weak and hopelessly imprecise rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, which unlike Palestine enjoys the luxury of bomb shelters.

Democracy Now! hosts a debate between Palestinian human rights attorney Noura Erakat and Senior Adviser to Israel’s ambassador to the United States Joshua Hantman.

"Israel is currently under attack," Hantman says with a straight face, neglecting to acknowledge that Israel is the provocateur looking for a pretext to erase Palestinians off their land. "Since 2005, over 8,000 rockets, missiles. and mortars have been indiscriminately fired at our civilians."
AUDIO: Aid boat seized by Israel as it approaches war-ravaged Gaza
But Erakat says Israel’s bombardment of Gaza [with hundreds of tons of targeted weapons aimed at civilians] "amounts to a massacre." 

"Israel has precise weaponry and is targeting homes," she says. "This is a disproportionate attack, by what we consider the only 'democracy' in the Middle East [a laughable claim based on the fact that not only Jews but Muslim Palestinians live as second-class citizens or temporary inhabitants under surveillance and subject to imprisonment and expulsion with little to no recourse to the Jewish-Israeli slanted legal system], by the U.S.’s most unique ally, to whom we provide $3.1 billion a year." More

[The amount our military-industrial complex provides Israel is much higher, not only billions of U.S. dollars in direct publicly accounted payments but much more in black budget expenditures, high tech weaponry, military contracts, arms sales, and mutual protection in NATO, at Security Council meetings, World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings, and in the hallowed halls of Washington, D.C.] 

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