Israel and Hamas agree an indefinite ceasefire but discussions on key demands are delayed. Laura Kyle speaks to Gil Hofman – chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post; Samer Badawi – a contributor to +972 Magazine, and a former executive director of the United Palestine Appeal; Daniel Levy – director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
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A brilliant overview of the latest wave of Israeli violence against Palestine. For those wanting a basic understanding of why Israel attacked Palestine, offered a ceasefire and had a ground invasion should watch this interview with Dr. Norman Finkelstein. Finkelstein, who has extensively studied and written about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for over three decades, explains the reason behind this offensive and what the end game will be for Gaza. In addition to this analysis, he answers questions about Hamas’ rockets and tunnels as well as Israel’s Iron Dome. We take a look at how these components came together resulting in the deadliest attack in Gaza.
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1. “Hamas fired 2,000 rockets at Israel!”
A: How many rockets, missiles, tank shells, cluster bombs, white phosphorous bombs, bullets, cannons and grenades has Israel unleashed on the Palestinians? It’s a sad situation and only reflective of the evident bias when you can count to the 3rd decimal point the number of Hamas projectiles but be completely clueless about Israel’s arsenal.
2. “Israel is defending itself. What would you do if someone was firing rockets at your country?!”
A: If I occupied a people, placed a crippling trade and economic embargo on them, placed them under siege, humiliated them daily via military and police checkpoints, controlled their water and electricity, constructed apartheid “Jewish-only roads”, shot their children, bombed their schools, mosques and business, illegally seized their lands, destroyed their crops, demolished their homes, threw thousands of them in dungeons and treated them like sub-humans and they fired rockets at me – I would probably stop doing all of the above.
Secondly, Israel has been mass murdering the Palestinians for over 60 years — long before any rockets were fired and long before Hamas was even in existence. So this is nothing but a fallacy designed to deflect the reality of the situation and mislead others. Finally, Israel’s indiscriminate use of heavy weaponry in civilian areas is a war crime, not self defense. Continue reading ‘Reply to common excuses given by Zionists to justify Israeli aggression on Gaza’
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Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions has begun all over the world. ATP tour in Israel cancelled due to the Israeli aggression in Gaza. It will not be long before the rest of the world realise that this illegal Zionist entity is the cancer of the Middle East.
ATP cancels tournament in Israel amid Gaza conflict
International tennis competition was set to be held September 15-21 and would have been first ATP tournament in Israel since 1996.
The ATP tour on Monday canceled the inaugural Israel Open that was set to be played next month in Tel Aviv because of security concerns “arising from the military conflict in the region.”
The tournament was set to be held September 15-21 and would have been the first ATP tournament held in Israel since 1996. Continue reading ‘ATP cancels tournament in Israel amid Gaza conflict’
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin remarks on the latest news regarding the conflict in Gaza, highlighting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for 16,000 additional reserve troops as well as the announcement of a 72-hour ceasefire. Abby then features an exclusive debate on the issue between Journalist and Author Max Blumenthal and President of the Zionist Organization of America, Morton Klein asking both guests their opinions on everything from what the appropriate Israeli response should be to Hamas rocket attacks to why the US refuses to allow the UN to investigate Israel for war crimes.