WHITE WASH WATCH | Goldstone’s Reconciderations on the Gaza Cast Lead Report

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Current hasbara influenced media and kept backwards media outside the occupied terrritories almost are vomiting their propaganda for the next whitewash of Israel’s genocide on Gaza. Below this post continuous updates of (unbiased) news will be published.

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
~Adolph Hitler

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Israel is using it’s hasbara (again) to make us and media believe, no warcrimes were committed during Operation “Cast Lead” on Gaza which took place from 27 December 2008 until 18 January 2009. The current status quo since Judge Goldstone reconsidered his earlier “findings” in the self investigation of Israel’s acts during the war on Gaza is the reason IOA recently even had the courage to call on the United Nations to withdraw the whole report.

With utmost shameless courage Israels Foreign Minister Lieberman from Moldavia, like Goldstone zionist himself stated it was no surprise for him Goldstone retracted his earlier statements, as for even Bibi and himself had exerted great efforts to achieve the same before… (even without us noticing of course)

Here the Hitler quote falls in place: “Make the Lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.”

In one line, the most catching description for the propaganda (in hebrew called Hasbara) of IOA, whitewashing every crime they commit or ever have been committing before. If this “tactic” does not work, everyone falls in state of denial again but never ever it has lead to a conviction of the zionist entity or the people ordering and forfilling the ongoing massacres on Palestinian people. The Nakba. 63 Year ethnic cleansing and IOA’s hasbara keeps the world stupid and backwards.

As soon as reports like Goldstone’s hit the media, and his remarks of “never mind…” hit some journalists using their own minds and opinion, IOA is twisting it’s behind like never before. Eternally victimized by their Holocaust, it seems it gives them the right to get away with every crime, oppression, assassination, expulsions, evictions, ethnic cleansing and plain massacres.

Zionist, have become, exactly and even worse like those, they once feared and hated themselves.

Needless to say this was not the first massacre since IOA announced it’s own statehood.
Click here for an overview of All Israeli Massacres on Palestinians.



Recapulating the Cast Lead Massacre
Over 1,400 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were killed during 22 days of Israeli shelling from sea, air and land. Palestinians in Gaza had nowhere to flee from Israel’s onslaught as the border has been closed for two years, with disastrous consequences for the 1.5 million in habitants of Gaza — the majority of them children and refugees.

In this time, IOA used indiscriminate force and violence, even made use of forbidden chemical weapons like white Phosphorus, DIME, depleted uranium and more. But still, IOA wants us to believe there was no crime committed at all. I regard this as an insult of our intelligence, but formost an magnum opus of denial of the crimes on Palestinians, the massacred and their loved ones who where left behind.

The ongoing Siege on Gaza already made it to the largest open air prison in the world, but the weapons used on the people of Gaza made it also the largest gas chamber in history. Even now – and probably long lasting and continuing – effects on all kinds of health, of born and even unborn life are horrendous. Birth defects, massive increase of diseases like cancer and more.

Not to be forgotten: The thousands of injured, handicapped, eye- arm- or legless Palestinian people who were mutilated for life…physically as well as mentally. The children, traumatized for life. But IOA committed no crime.

This is an appeal from occupiedpalestine, to use your common sense and mind to behold the facts and judge for yourself, for it is clear judge Goldstone and companions do not want you and us to believe the reality. And as long as IOA’s warcrimes stay unpunished, the zionist modus operandi of ethnic cleansing in any way possible will continue and increase. It not has been enough it has been to much already too long.

Palestine is not waiting to be the next to hear the world says again:Wir haben es nicht gewußt…

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Goldstone’s Backtrack: Some points to remember

by Tom Pessah on April 2, 2011 | Mondoweiss

Justice Goldstone, author of the famous report on the 2009 attack on Gaza, published an op-ed today in which he seemed to be retracting some of his claims. He wrote that “while the investigations published by the Israeli military and recognized in the U.N. committee’s report have established the validity of some incidents that we investigated in cases involving individual soldiers, they also indicate that civilians were not intentionally targeted as a matter of policy”

This claim was immediately picked up by Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, who sees it as making it “clear that IDF is a moral army.”

It is important to respond to these claims for several reasons: because they are false and misleading, and because they serve to buttress many Israelis’ self-image of being morally superior to Palestinians, since all Israeli violence towards civilians is supposedly accidental. Portraying such attacks as accidental is also linked to seeing them as inevitable, and therefore justified – which means they can happen again.

Mondoweiss’ Adam Horowitz has already responded to this, but here are some more points to keep in mind in regard to the 2009 Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

1. They were very well documented by a variety of sources. Human Rights Watch wrote that “First, the repeated use of air-burst white phosphorus in populated areas until the last days of the operation reveals a pattern or policy of conduct rather than incidental or accidental usage. Second, the IDF was well aware of the effects of white phosphorus and the dangers it poses to civilians. Third, the IDF failed to use safer available alternatives for smokescreens.”

Breaking the Silence testimonies show that “Fire power was insane. We went in and the booms were just mad. The minute we got to our starting line, we simply began to fire at suspect places. You see a house, a window, shoot at the window. You don’t see a terrorist there? Fire at the window. In urban warfare, anyone is your enemy. No innocents.”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights, and others, collected many testimonies of attacks on civilians. For example:

The al-Helu family had been told to evacuate their house in Zaytoun, eastern Gaza, but while they were attempting to flee, Israeli soldiers opened fire on them. Farah was shot in the stomach and bled to death two hours later

2. As Adam wrote:

The U.N. committee of independent experts (led by former New York judge Mary McGowan Davis) which was charged with following the Israeli and Palestinian investigations following the Goldstone report […] point to Israel’s unwillingness, and in fact inability, to investigate the policies of the Israeli military as the greatest fault of the Israeli investigation to this point… The experts’ report also addresses the structural reason the Israeli investigation has failed to look into military policy. Evidently the Israeli office responsible for investigating the question of crimes committed in Gaza is the same office that would be responsible for providing legal counsel to the Israeli military’s Chief of Staff and other military authorities. So basically, office that would accusing the military of committing crimes is the same one that would be defending them from the same charges.

As a result, few officers have been charged in relation to crimes committed. An internal IDF investigation found two officers responsible for dropping phosphorus bombs on civilians, and all they got was a little reprimand in their personal files.

On the other hand, an anti-war activist was given three months in jail for riding his bicycle too slowly at a protest.

3. The claim that there was no policy behind this stems from a poor understanding of civilian-military relations in Israel. The details of policy are often not set by the government, but they give army officers leeway to set these policies, and then don’t take any significant steps to punish them for causing human rights violations. For example, the 1982 invasion of Lebanon was supposed to end, according to the government’s decision, 40 kilometers north of the border. The army initiated a full invasion, and no one was ever reprimanded for this discrepancy. In 2000, some government ministers wanted to limit the use of force against Palestinian protestors at the beginning of the second Intifada, while the army shot an estimated million bullets (as can be seen in the excellent Israeli documentary “a Million Bullets in October,” available on Youtube). In 2006 the Chief of Staff asked the government for permission to attack Lebanese infrastructure and was refused (see Shelah’s and Limor’s book on that war)- but infrastructure was attacked nonetheless. And so it was in Gaza: as I mentioned an internal IDF investigation found two officers responsible for dropping phosphorus bombs on civilians, and all they got was a little reprimand in their personal files.

The background for such actions was ongoing incitement to attack civilians – Deputy Defense secretary Vilnai’s threat to bring a “Shoah” on Gaza or the hate leaflets distributed to soldiers entering the Strip – and many more examples.

4. It is true that the army is taking criticism of its actions more seriously than after the attack on Lebanon in 2006. This can only be explained as a direct result of international pressure, which hopefully could prevent some loss of civilian life in the future. In other words, instead of praising the army’s liberality, Goldstone should be praising the international community of activists for successfully putting pressure on the army to investigate its own actions..

5. Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t believe the hype. Don’t believe the hype.

Tom Pessah is a graduate sociology student at UC Berkeley.

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Airstrikes in Gaze Injure 11 People, Including Four Children

09.02.11 – 10:01

Gaza City – PNN – A series of airstrikes at dawn on Wednesday morning injured 11 people throughout the Gaza Strip.

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Scenes from an earlier airstrike in Gaza City (PNN Archive).

A local reporter for the state-run Wafa news agency said that nine Palestinians, including two women and four children, were lightly or moderately injured when an F-16 fighter jet struck a metal workshop owned by the al-Hatu family in northeast Gaza City.

The injured were taken to Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, most with cuts from glass that shattered inside the workshop.

The airstrike caused serious damage to a number of shops in the area including a carpentry storehouse belonging to the al-Susi family, where a fire broke out, which local authorities put out “with much difficulty.” A Ministry of Health drugstore was also damaged.

The Jahar al-Deek neighborhood in the southern Gaza Strip and Gaza City’s western coast were also targeted by airstrikes, as was empty land in the northern Strip and farmland in the al-Zeitoun neighborhood southeast of Gaza City.

Two rockets struck west of Khan Younis, injuring two Palestinians who were taken to the al-Nasser hospital in Khan Younis for treatment.

 

PNN – Palestine News Network – Airstrikes in Gaze Injure 11 People, Including Four Children.

Hamas government seeks to rebuild Gaza

Hamas government seeks to rebuild GazaEXCLUSIVE PICTURES

The Ministry of Public Works in Gaza has held an exhibition to promote the construction industry in the beleaguered territory. Held in conjunction with the Palestinian Contractors Union the event was part of the international forum for the reconstruction of Gaza.

The Prime Minister of the Palestinian government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said the exhibition was an example of the skills and great achievements of the Palestinian people, despite the ongoing illegal siege imposed by Israel.

The exhibition opened on Sunday (16 January) and will last for two days. Local Palestinian companies taking part in the exhibition said that it gave them the chance to highlight Palestinian products and workmanship. The Contractors Union chose 22 companies out of a possible 500 local industrial plants and factories to take part. Those showcasing their products include companies which specialise in building materials, paints and tiles, cork and plastic, building plant, general trading and contracting, aluminium, insurance and investment.

The Hamas-led government will be supporting the rebuilding project and hopes that this will boost the quality of life and meet the needs of local Palestinians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamas government seeks to rebuild Gaza.

Israeli tanks and soldiers invade central Gaza

Israeli tanks and soldiers invade central Gaza

17-01-2011,11:33 | – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades

Al Qassam website- Israeli occupation forces IOF invaded on Monday at dawn east of Al Bureij refugee camp central Gaza strip under heavy gunfire at homes of Palestinian citizens in the area.

Al Qassam reporter at central Gaza Strip confirmed that three Israeli tanks and two bulldozers started razing and searching the invaded area amid apache helicopter flying.

He added that the Israeli military forces retired from the mentioned area at 5 am at dawn after clashes erupted with Palestinian resistance fighters.

Israeli occupation forces invade border areas of Gaza continuously to terrorize Palestinian civilians and farmers who are living in their lands near Gaza border.

Israeli occupation forces have executed one week before a 65-year-old Palestinian farmer Sha’ban Qarmut, who was deliberately hit with three bullets in the chest by the IOF soldiers near Gaza border.

Israeli tanks and soldiers invade central Gaza – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades.

Zahhar: Egypt, other parties warned Hamas of new Israeli war on Gaza

[ 16/01/2011 – 04:27 PM ]

 

AMMAN, (PIC)– Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, a political bureau member of Hamas, has affirmed that his movement had received warnings from Egypt and a number of international official parties, which he did not name, that Israel was planning a new war on the Gaza Strip.

Zahhar told the Jordanian paper Al-Ghad published on Sunday that Palestinian resistance factions were anticipating the Israeli aggression and preparing for it.

He did not rule out a new Israeli war on Gaza due to the Arab and international silence regarding what the Palestinian people are suffering in the occupied lands.

The Hamas leader said that Palestinian forces and factions in Gaza agreed on an understanding to guide armed struggle, explaining that they would refrain from any armed activity that does not serve national interest and escalate whatever may entail positive results.

The agreement stipulates responding to Israeli attacks and incursions while refraining from armed struggle in the event the Israeli aggressions came to a halt, Zahhar elaborated.

In the same context, Ehab Al-Ghussain, the spokesman for the interior ministry in Gaza, said that the agreement does not mean giving up resistance, but rather denying Israel any pretext to launch a new war.

He told a local radio station on Saturday that controlling the field condition is one of the methods of running the battle with the “enemy”.

Zahhar: Egypt, other parties warned Hamas of new Israeli war on Gaza.

Israel shoots Gazan scrap collector

PressTV – Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:15PM

Israeli troopers near Gaza’s border with Israel
Israeli forces have reportedly opened fire on and injured a Palestinian male as he was gleaning gravel near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel.

The Sunday shooting injured the 21-year-old victim in the leg, AFP reported.

The Israeli military said it had opened fire on “several suspicious persons,” aiming for the targets’ “lower bodies.”

The Palestinian scavengers trawl through the remnants of former Israeli settlements for collectable materials. The measure serves as a coping strategy against a crippling blockade Israel has been imposing on Gaza since mid-June 2007.

Tel Aviv has also enforced a so-called buffer zone close to the coastal sliver’s border, regularly targeting the rubble collectors, who would approach the area.

Last year, the shootings killed scores of Palestinians, many of them children.

Highlighting the attacks, an August study by the United Nations showed, “Palestinians have been totally or partially prevented from accessing land located up to 1,000-1,500 meters” from the border.

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PressTV – Israel shoots Gazan scrap collector.

Palestinian Worker Injured in Northern Gaza

Sunday January 16, 2011 17:52 by Alessandra Bajec – IMEMC & Agencies

A young Palestinian was wounded by Israeli forces, on Sunday morning, in the northern Gaza Strip, medics claimed on Sunday.

(photo from http://jnoubiyeh.com)
(photo from http://jnoubiyeh.com)

The victim, known as 21-year-old Ramadan Subih, was shot in his left leg while collecting gravel from destroyed buildings in in Beit Lahiya, north of the Gaza Strip. The young man was evacuated to hospital in moderate condition.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the use of gunfire but said she was not aware of any injuries.

The army spokeswoman also pointed out that troops, stationed along the Gaza border, initially fired warning shots in the air after seeing several Palestinians approaching and urging them to stop.

Earlier on Sunday morning, Ma’an News said another 21-year-old man, who sustained burns last week inside a smuggling tunnel in Rafah, died Saturday evening of his wounds.

Israeli troops continue targeting unarmed civilians and workers along the border area of the Gaza Strip. The number of casualties in similar incidents has gone up to 110.

Palestinian resistance factions lately agreed on retaining calm along the borders of Gaza to prevent any possible Israeli attack on the coastal enclave.

Palestinian Worker Injured in Northern Gaza – International Middle East Media Center.

PFLP: The calm with Israel is a resistance tactic

[ 16/01/2011 – 10:45 AM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– Senior official of the popular front for the liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Kayed Al-Ghoul stated that the truce with the Israeli occupation is a tactical decision in the context of resistance, but it should be addressed by a unified resistance front able to develop tactics to confront the occupation.

Kayed in a press release on Saturday said that the mission of this front is to decide when and where the resistance can confront or declare a truce with the Israeli occupation.

He also called for not approving or dealing with the remarks that portray rocket attacks or any kind of resistance as the cause of the Palestinian people’s suffering and the reasons that justify Israel’s aggression against them, stressing that Israel’s crimes against them did not stop for a moment whether there were resistance activities or not.

In this regard, Palestinian interior minister Fathi Hammad said that the Palestinian security forces in Gaza fear no psychological warfare or threats from the Israeli occupation.

“We declare to the world that we will remain loyal to the blood of all martyrs and we will continue to protect and support the resistance,” Hammad stated on Saturday during the opening of a new police station in Azeitoun neighborhood east of Gaza.

For his part, Hamas’s representative in Lebanon Ali Baraka said that any Israeli incursion into Gaza would be no picnic for the Israeli occupation and its troops, highlighting that the Gazans are able more than before to defend themselves against any new aggression.

Baraka stated in televised remarks on Saturday that Israel is trying to amplify the capabilities of the Palestinian resistance in Gaza in order to justify its war tendencies against Gaza, but despite that Gaza today is stronger than before and cannot be intimidated by the blockade or war threats.

PFLP: The calm with Israel is a resistance tactic.

Danish figure: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza

code: 221328 Date: 2011/01/16 source: Qodsna
Danish figure describes Zionist regime as aggressor and war criminal
 

Danish figure: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Director of foreign relations in Denmark’s Muslim Council told Qudsna that Israeli criminals must be prosecuted in international courts.Abdul Wahid Pederen called for the trial of Zionist criminals, adding “Whoever commits war crimes should be tried in international courts”. 

He also lashed out at those who kept silence over Zionist regime’s crimes in the 22-day Gaza war in 2008-9.

More than 1450 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were martyred during Zionist regime’s 22-day war.

All states, especially the Muslim ones should help provide the grounds for the formation of an independent Palestinian state, he said.

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Danish figure: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza.