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Friday, February 06, 2009


The stories now emerging out of the Gaza less than three weeks after the Israeli ground withdrawal suggest that rather than Palestinian fighters using civilians as human shields, it has been Israeli soldiers that have been deliberately, callously and indiscriminately shooting to death surrendered civilians, including very young children, in situations and circumstances where no Palestinian fighters have been in the vicinity.

Barbara Lubin of the Middle East Children’s Alliance writes:

Out of all the devastation I have seen so far, there is one story in particular that I think the world needs to hear. I met a mother who was at home with her ten children when Israeli soldiers entered the house. The soldiers told her she had to choose five of her children to “give as a gift to Israel.” As she screamed in horror they repeated the demand and told her she could choose or they would choose for her. Then these soldiers murdered five of her children in front of her. The concept of “Jewish morality” is truly dead. We can be fascists, terrorists, and Nazis just like everybody else.

There were no Palestinian fighters in the vicinity.

Sameh Habeeb and Janet Zimmerman tell the story of how a Palestinian who, with his family and others, had surrendered as Israeli tanks parked near their home. He was then forced to witness his wife, mother and his three daughters aged seven, three and two, all holding white flags, shot and killed by an Israeli soldier in front of him.

There were no Palestinian fighters in the vicinity.

Then there is the case of the Palestinian doctor who lost three of his daughters and a niece when an Israeli tank shelled his apartment for no apparent reason.

There were no Palestinian fighters in the vicinity.

One also has to wonder why the mainstream media find it so important to tell the world that the Israelis didn’t actually hit a UN school. Oh… the 43 civilians that were killed just outside of the school, however, are still dead but the important thing, apparently, is that the school wasn’t actually hit.

The fact that there were no Palestinian fighters in the vicinity also seemed to escape the notice of, in this case, the Murdoch press.

No doubt as time goes by there will be many more stories emerging of Israeli atrocities committed against Palestinian citizens in the Gaza.

So far, however, despite all the accusations from the Israelis, not a skerrick of evidence has been found to support their accusations that Palestinian fighters used ‘human shields’.


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Listen Ear said...

13 Israelis killed in the conflict; at least 4 by friendly fire, at least 50 IDF wounded by them shooting at themselves.

Hamas were not fighting. Hamas do not have an Army.

It was a blatant killing rampage by berzerk lunatics, hell bent on killing defenceless innocent people.

The supposed weapons smuggled from Iran by Camel Train Via, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are as real a Saddams WMD's.. They were not in Gaza!

I wonder if they Give Israeli Pilots, Tank Commanders and Artillery Crews "Hero of Israel" Medals for Slaughtering Children, Shelling Schools, Killing UN Aid Truck Drivers, Shelling Hospitals!

Anonymous said...

The Rabbis are out in the field with the forces now to keep up the pep talk so taht they soldiers don't feel human about killing real people.