Qana massacre; perpetrator is Israeli education minister

The Israeli who sees all Arabs as terrorists and wish to kill as many as he could of them is in deciding now what Israeli students have to study at schools

Naftali Bennet, Israel’s minister of education was the first public official to come out in support of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who executed Abdel Fatah Alsharif as he lay wounded in Hebron.

In this case the main culprit is known, he admits his responsibility and yet not only did he go unpunished, he is unrepentant and is now in charge of the Israeli ministry of education. How ironic!

By Miko Peled

Naftali Bennet, Israel’s minister of education was the first public official to come out in support of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who executed Abdel Fatah Alsharif as he lay wounded in Hebron.

Bennet was critical of the government of which he is a member for not standing up for the soldier. I was listening to the interview with Bennet on Israeli television, where he made the argument that the government and the press judged the soldier harshly and prematurely.

Then he said something I never thought I would hear. “Maybe the soldier did make a mistake; you know I also made a mistake. During Grapes of Wrath, Operation Grapes of Wrath I was apparently mistaken and a very difficult thing happened.”

A very difficult thing happened! Interesting choice of words and interesting timing: It is exactly twenty-years since the massacre in Qana village in Southern Lebanon, a massacre for which Bennet was responsible. He then went on to explain that, “in my case, I received the full backing of the commanding general and the army chief of staff.”  In fact, he was backed by the entire chain of command going all the way up to the Prime Minister (and Nobel laureate), Shimon Peres.

Bennet was talking about the shelling by Israeli forces of the UN compound in the southern Lebanese village of Qana. It took place on April 18, 1996, when hundreds of local Lebanese were seeking shelter at the compound. Of the 800 Lebanese civilians who had taken refuge in the compound, a reported 106 were killed and 116 were injured.

The attack occurred amid fighting between the Israeli army and Hezbollah during operation “Grapes of Wrath.” There was evidence that an Israeli drone was spying on the compound before the shelling, making the argument that this may have been an error, unlikely at best.

Clearly all levels of the IDF command knew that the compound was there and that it served as shelter for refugees escaping the fighting. The building was clearly marked as a UN compound and was even marked on the Israeli maps. Bennet who was commander of an Israeli army reconnaissance unit called for massive artillery shelling of the site.

The BBC described the massacre as: “one of the deadliest single events of the whole Arab-Israeli conflict.”  Robert Fisk who reported from the site wrote: “Not since Sabra and Chatila had I seen the innocent slaughtered like this.”

Fisk’s descriptions of what he saw are not for the weak at heart but must be read and remembered. Over and over we hear the phrase “never again,” yet Israel commits one heinous massacre after another and gets away with it, usually absolved by the US.

In this case the main culprit is known, he admits his responsibility and yet not only did he go unpunished, he is unrepentant and is now in charge of the Israeli ministry of education. How ironic!

Again Fisk’s description: “The Lebanese refugee women and children and men lay in heaps, their hands or arms or legs missing, beheaded or disembowelled. There were well over a hundred of them […] The Israeli shells had scythed through them as they lay in the United Nations shelter, believing that they were safe under the world’s protection.

“Like the Muslims of Srebrenica, the Muslims of Qana were wrong.” And Fisk continues, “Now the Israelis are stained again by the bloodbath at Qana, the scruffy little Lebanese hill town where the Lebanese believe Jesus turned water into wine.”

Naftali Bennet was quoted as saying that he had killed many Arabs in his time and feels no remorse, and in his view “a soldier in the battlefield cannot commit murder.”

In a speech in the Knesset Bennet said he killed many terrorists during his military service and he wishes he had killed more. Bennet never saw an Arab he did not consider to be a terrorist, and therefore fair game. “Arabs are murdering Jews every day,” he said as he defended the execution in Hebron.

An important piece of information that is completely ignored is that another soldier shot Abdel Fatah first, even though he was unarmed and his hands were raised, and only later did Elor Azaria execute him. Bennet called the scene as a “battle ground” and the shooting perfectly legitimate because according to him “Viscous Palestinian terrorists are coming out every day to kill Jews.”

The result of Bennet’s call for the shelling in Qana, according to Fisk, was “The blood of all the refugees ran quite literally in streams from the shell-smashed UN compound […] in which the Shiite Muslims from the hill villages of southern Lebanon – who had heeded Israel’s order to leave their homes – had pathetically sought shelter.”

Once the news of the shelling had got out, relatives started arriving from other parts of Lebanon to look for loved ones. Their grief and anger were forceful, “we had suddenly become not UN troops and journalists but Westerners, Israel’s allies” Fisk writes, and he continues, “one bearded man with fierce eyes stared at us, his face dark with fury: […] “I would like to be made into a bomb and blow myself up amid the Israelis” the man cried.

The story of the Qana massacre was brought up during the Israeli elections of 2015, because Bennet was the head of one of the parties running. Claims were made that the “incident” was evidence that he had “poor judgment.”

Today, twenty years and countless massacres later a man who knowingly brought about the gruesome killing of countless innocents is in charge of educating Israeli children and is defending the execution of a young Palestinian. And yet, the one man that everyone is calling a terrorist is one who committed no act violence at all: the young Abdel Fatah Alsharif, may he rest in peace.

(Source / 09.04.2016)

Israeli Navy detains 4 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza shores

6 fishermen arrested within 24 hours

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli Navy Forces on Friday detained four Palestinian fishermen off the shores of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip and seized their two fishing boats. Local sources said that Israeli naval forces opened fire on the fishing boats before seizing them. The four fishermen who were on board were detained.  The sources identified the detained fishermen as: the two brothers Ahmed and Iyad Bardawil, and the brothers Mohamed and Bilal Muslah. Two other Palestinian fishermen were detained on Thursday while sailing within the designated 9 nautical miles fishing zone. Last week, Palestinian fishermen set sail within nine nautical miles at Gaza sea following an Israeli decision to extend the fishing zone off some parts of the Gaza Strip coast.   As part of Israel’s blockade of the coastal enclave since 2007, Palestinian fishermen have been forced to work within a limited six-nautical-mile fishing zone off Gaza coast.

(Source / 09.04.2016)

US builds secret military base in central Israel

America is dedicated to protecting Israel however it is fighting to afford basic needs for the poor across the states

Security sources have revealed that United States is constructing military base in central Israel to protect it from possible attacks.

White house has no money for the poor across the states, who pay their taxes to it, but it has plenty money to protect the criminal state of Israel

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Security sources have revealed that United States is constructing military base in central Israel to reportedly protect it from possible attacks.

The new secret base, which is being built, the security sources said, is reportedly designed to withstand ballistic missile attacks.

According to a report published by the Israeli news website Walla, the base, which is already in advanced stages of construction, will be fully manned at all times and prepared for emergency situations.

The base is linked to the US army’s radar facility in Dimona.

Israeli security officials revealed that the US military has serious concerns about the possibility of missile attacks by Iran, Hezbollah or Hamas, and is taking additional precautions to protect Israel.

(Source / 09.04.2016)

Israeli occupation killed 57 Palestinians in 3 months

Israeli occupation killed 152 Palestinians in the last three months of 2015

Israeli occupation forces killed 57 Palestinian citizens and wounded 1,412 other during the first three months of 2016, UN reported said on Friday.

Meanwhile, the UNOCHA recorded 30 violent attacks carried out by the extremist Israeli Jewish settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem

Days of Palestine, West Bank -Israeli occupation forces killed 57 Palestinian citizens and wounded 1,412 other during the first three months of 2016, UN reported said on Friday.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that this week was the first in six weeks which did not include Palestinians killed by the Israeli occupation forces.

It said that 52 out of the 57 killed by the Israeli occupation were murdered in the Gaza Strip, while the other were murdered in the occupied West Bank.

Of the 1,412 wounded, the UNOCHA said, 111 were wounded in the Gaza Strip and the others were wounded across 1412the different occupied West Bank cities and villages.

During the last three months of 2015, the UNOCHA said, the Israeli occupation killed 152 Palestinian citizens, including 25 in Gaza. They wounded 14,925 Palestinian citizens, including 1,372 in the Gaza Strip during the same period.

Meanwhile, the UNOCHA recorded 30 violent attacks carried out by the extremist Israeli Jewish settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

It is worth mentioning that the Israeli Jewish settlers carry out their attacks under the protection of the official Israeli occupation forces. Such attacks included burning houses and crops.

(Source / 09.04.2016)

Pals remember 254 massacred by Jews in Deir Yassin

Just one month after committing this crimes, the US, UK and other Western countries recognised Jewish entity in Palestine an independent state

Palestinians in different places remembered on Saturday 68th anniversary of slaughtering 254 civilians in in 1948 in Palestinian village of Deir Yassin.

After the end of the massacre, it was revealed that the Jewish terrorists had slaughtered 254 villagers out of around 600 of indigenous Palestinians

By Motasem A Dalloul

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Palestinians in different places remembered on Saturday 68th anniversary of slaughtering 254 civilians in in 1948 in Palestinian village of Deir Yassin.

On April 9, 1948, more than well and heavily-equipped Jewish paramilitary terrorists attached the Palestinian village near the occupied holy city of Jerusalem.

The Jewish terrorists, who were trained and supported by the British government, which occupied Palestine between 1922 and 1948, carried out fierce house-to-house slaughtering of unarmed Palestinians.

After the end of the massacre, it was revealed that the Jewish terrorists had slaughtered 254 villagers out of around 600 of indigenous Palestinians.

Deir Yassin has long been a symbol of Israeli violence for Palestinians because of the particularly gruesome nature of the slaughter, which targeted men, women, children, pregnant and the elderly in the small village.

Jewish and pro-Jewish organisations have been trying to distort facts and persuade people that only 107 Palestinians were slaughtered. In addition, they claimed that the Jewish leadership condemned the carnage.

However, that carnage was followed by many others, which were praised by the UN, UK and other Western countries, which immediately recognised the Jewish entity built on the skulls of Palestinians as an independent state.

The Jews announced their state in the middle carrying out a series of massacres against Palestinians similar to the one in Deir Yassin.

(Source / 09.04.2016)