Abby Martin reports on the latest violence in Gaza, highlighting how Israel is targeting civilians and using weapons called ‘Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME) which are banned under international law.
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Israel is keeping up a steady stream of attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, killing 11 more Palestinians in its latest airstrikes.
The air raids targeted four different locations in the coastal enclave. Officials say two of the victims were killed when a strike hit a facility for the disabled in Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza. Israel has pounded more than one thousand targets in the impoverished region since Tuesday. 119 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have lost their lives. And about 800 others have been injured. Tel Aviv has now massed thousands of troops along the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground incursion.
Israeli forces clash with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem after police found the body of a teenager in the Jerusalem area.
Palestinians believe the body to be that of a Palestinian youth who was reported kidnapped from an Arab suburb the night before. Locals identified the victim as 16-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir from the Shufat neighborhood. Locals believe he was killed by Israelis in revenge for the recent abduction of three Israeli teenagers. Israeli police are investigating the incident.
Hundreds of angry youths blocked the Holy City’s light rail and threw stones at Israeli security forces, who responded with rubber bullets.
Rare footage originally recorded by the Lumier Brothers in 1896 of Palestine. At the time, it was part of the Ottoman Empire. It would be 21 more years until it was conquered by the British in World War I.
From The Electronic Intifada:
The immense cruelty of Ariel Sharon
Submitted by David Cronin on Thu, 01/09/2014 – 21:28
If it wasn’t for a brief encounter with Ariel Sharon, I may never have become a Palestine solidarity activist.
It was towards the end of 2001. I was among a number of reporters accompanying a European Union “peace mission” to the Middle East. On a Sunday afternoon, we waited for Sharon, then Israel’s prime minister, to give a press conference in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel.
When Sharon eventually appeared, I was struck by how venomous he was. My memory has — naturally enough — faded a little in the interim. But I’m fairly sure that there was a smirk on his face as he spoke of how Palestinians sometimes blew themselves up.
The gist of his lengthy monologue was that all resistance to the Israeli occupation amounted to “terrorism.” He seemed to be rejoicing in Palestinian suffering.
We celebrate the death of this Butcher of Beirut, who has the blood of thousands of Palestinians on his hands!