Tag Archives: gaza

Confessions: Tales of Savagery by the Israeli Military

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan | Source: PalestineChronicle For outsiders, it is hard to sense the real character of Israel through all the artificial identity that has been imposed on it by its supporters without serious discussion about the Palestinians’ tragedy. Israel has imposed and tightened the harshest blockade and the brutal assaults and incursions on top of accumulated injustices against the Palestinian refugees in Gaza where thousands of civilians including children perished and many were injured, while the survivors are starved and their homes destroyed. Israel builds settlements on confiscated Palestinian lands in the West Bank and Jerusalem, enacted Read more ...
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Forget Daesh: Humanity is at Stake

By Ramzy Baroud | Source: PalestineChronicle I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq,” General Norman Schwarzkopf, known as ‘Stormin’ Norman, said at a press conference sometime in 1991, as he showed a video of US bombs blasting an Iraqi bridge, seconds after the Iraqi driver managed to cross it. But then, a far more unjust invasion and war followed in 2003, following a decade-long siege that cost Iraq a million of its children and its entire economy. It marked the end of sanity and the dissipation Read more ...

Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid in images

Below are 11 infographics that explain the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid. The graphics provide facts about the forced exile of Palestinian people, how the occupation has been maintained, the ongoing displacement of families and destruction of homes, the pattern of violence, illegal detentions, segregation of necessary resources like water and olive trees, segregation on travel and the wall. Just as was done during South African Apartheid, there is a campaign to put economic pressure on Israel using boycotts, divestment and sanctions. All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics Read more ...

Modern Israel: Pioneers of Terror in the Holy Land

I often hear the awfully misinformed and false claim: “They have been killing each other forever and they will just keep at it.” The truth is that, for 1400 years, Muslims ruled Palestine and the entire region, and Muslims, Christians and Jews had lived in peace. Of course, there were exceptions, such as when the European Crusaders, mowing down the inhabitants of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man on the way [Edward Peters, The First Crusade: The Chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and Other Source Materials (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), 84.], invaded Jerusalem and killed every man, woman and child,  and 10,000 people in the Al-Aqsa Mosque alone [Fulcher Read more ...

Rania Masri Speech: “Mr.Obama, What is Barbaric?”

A speech by Rania Masri, the keynote speaker, during the ‘Texas For Gaza’ protest on August 2, 2014 in Austin Texas.

(Note that the recording missed the first few seconds. She began it by saying that “Yesterday, the Obama administration said that the abduction of the Israeli invading soldier by the Palestinian Resistance was a ‘barbaric act’.”)

 

Israeli Deceptions Revealed in Story of ‘Kidnapped’ Soldier

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth | Source: PalestineChronicle A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza. On Sunday, as the army indicated it would start limited withdrawals, Israel claimed Hadar Goldin was dead, possibly buried in a collapsed tunnel as Israel bombarded the area in which he was seized. His family said he was being left behind. Israeli officials or media did not view Hamas’ operation dispassionately. Goldin was not “captured” but “kidnapped” Read more ...

When Reporting Becomes a Weapon of Mass Deception

By: Dr. Mosheer Amer – Gaza | Source: PalestineChronicle Mainstream media pursues reporting that is antithetical to the promise of ethical journalism and contributes in prolonging the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “I want to apologize now and tonight for my error on the broadcast Tuesday. We’ll correct it tonight on [ABC]”, said a tweet from America’s ABC News Diane Sawyer on 10 July after she falsely misreported the scene of the aftermath of an Israeli air raid on Palestinians in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rockets. Whether Sawyer’s misreporting of events on the ground is a case of gratuitous ignorance or willful omission, Read more ...

Special Du’a: For the People of Palestine

A Special Du'a by Mishary Rashid Alafasy for Gaza / Palestine Allah is sufficient for us. He is the best disposer of affairs. Allah is sufficient for us. He is the best disposer of affairs. Oh Magnificent, oh Honoured One, Oh Magnificent, oh Honoured One, Oh Allah, Save the Muslims of Gaza, Oh Allah, Save the Muslims of Gaza, Oh Allah!!! Oh Allah, be a Guardian and Helper for them, Oh Allah, Our Lord, strong are those who are near to You, Glorious is Your Praise and sanctified are Your Names, Oh Allah no one can abolish Your command and no one can defeat Your army. Praise and glory to You, Oh Allah, to You the Jews (those Read more ...

In the Case of Israel: Western Hypocrisy at its Best

Source: PalestineChronicle | By Ludwig Watzal The kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and their murder was a despicable crime. Those responsible must be held accountable and brought to justice. Everybody condemned this heinous crime, including all Western leaders. After the abduction, the Israeli occupying forces started a search throughout the West Bank that led not only to the killings of a lot of innocent Palestinians but also to the devastation of uncountable homes and the demolition of two houses of assumed suspects. Until now, nobody knows who committed the crime. Collective punishment of the Palestinian collective is the norm in the Occupied Palestinian Read more ...

The Whitewashing of Ariel Sharon

Source : PalestineChronicle | By Ramzy Baroud The death of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon enlivened US media’s interest in the legacy of a man considered by many a war criminal, and by some a hero. In fact, the supposed heroism of Sharon was at the heart of CNN coverage of his death on January 11. Sharon spent his last eight years in a coma, but apparently not long enough for US corporate media to wake up from its own moral coma. CNN online’s coverage presented Sharon as a man of heroic stature, who was forced to make tough choices for the sake of his own people. “Throughout, he was called ‘The Bulldozer’, a fearless leader who got things Read more ...