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Friday, January 23, 2009

Jangan Beri Derma Palestin Pada UMNO dan Seangkatan Dengannya

UMNO parti hipokrit. Segala derma akan disalurkan kepada Duta Palestine di Malaysia. Duta Palestine ini adalah Duta haram (jadah). Kenapa? Beliau mewakili parti yang telah kalah dalam pilihanraya Palaestine, yakni Fatah. Lagi pula, Fatah adalah agen yahudi dan pemimpin Fatah telah terbukti menjadi barua dan balachi Israel/Yahudi.

Kita jangan lupa fakta-fakta ini:

a. UMNO memang anti kepada Parti Islam. UMNO dengan Fatah dengan Yahudi adalah adik beradik mak sama, tapi bapak lain. UMNO memperjuangkan sekularisma dan sekularisma adalah ajaran yang dipaksa oleh Yahudi ke atas umat Islam. UMNO itu sendiri agen Yahudi.

b. Sewaktu Menteri Luar Palestine yang sah, dari Hamas, datang ke Malaysia untuk menghadiri Persidangan OIC. Namun UMNO telah tunduk kepada permintaan Yahudi dan tidak mengiktiraf kerajaan Duta Hamas tersebut. UMNO telah mengizinkan wakil haram dari Fath untuk mewakili Palestine.

c. Dr. Mahathir dan UMNO seluruh Malaysia telah menyokong George Bush pada 2000 dahulu.

d. Sehingga sekarang, UMNO tidak mengiktiraf HAMAS sebagai kerajaan yang sah. UMNO lebih suka tunduk kepada arahan Yahudi dan mengiktiraf hanya Fath kerana Fath adalah agen Yahudi.

f. Pemimpin UMNO ramai yang perangai macam Yahudi pun, anti Islam dan sebagainya.

Semua duit yang kita derma pada UMNO kelak akan diserahkan kepada Fath dan Fath akan menggunakan duit tersebut untuk menindas serta menghancurkan Islam. Fath adalah antara sebab pembantaian umat Islam di Palestine berlaku. Fath adalah balachi serta agen Israel. Sama sahaja Fath dengan Israel.

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  1. Salam

    Saudara TB

    Lembutkan sedikit bahasamu. Banyakkan fakta dan perkara baru yang tidak diketahui pembaca bukan emosi. Itu akan menjadikan tulisan kamu lebih menarik.

  2. Memnag betui!!Si barua Abu Mazen aka Mahmud Abbas and geng semunya balachi Zionazi..termasuk Saudi Arabia,Jordan,dan Mesir..Pemimpin pemimpin EU kesemunya pondan..mereka takut mentally retard devil worshipping talmud freaks khazars akan gelar mereka anti semite,sebab tu,mereka nak naikkan si barua Abbas n geng..kahkahkah..

  3. Israel Plans To Widen Economic Warfare on Palestinians, Using EU/Saudi Rebuilding Funds

    Israel Seeks to Restore Fatah to Gaza - Via
    by Hillel Fendel
    ( Those who feared that Israel might be trying to restore Gaza to Fatah control militarily, now fear that Israel might be trying to restore Gaza to Fatah control financially.

    A “senior security source” in Jerusalem told correspondent Haggai Huberman that Israel is anxious to have the funding for the rehabilitation of Gaza funneled through the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority, and not via Hamas. The reason: “In order to restore Mahmoud Abbas to power via the back door.”

    The question of whether Hamas or Fatah will rebuild Gaza is on the table between Israel and the countries of the European Union, which have promised to help pay the expenses of war-ravaged Hamas-run Gaza. Israeli diplomats, anxious to see a “partner” running Gaza, explain as follows:

    “Abu Mazen Abbas does not have a military force strong enough to face Hamas, even when Hamas is the weakest and most humiliated it’s ever been. Restoring him to power via an Israeli victory would have de-legitimized his regime. The only way to enable the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria to regain power in Gaza is for it to rehabilitate Gaza, which suffered tremendous damage during the 22 days of warfare. This is why Israel is trying to have the international monies for Gaza funneled through the PA and not Hamas.”

    “It’s better to have the Gazans receive the money from Abu Mazen and not from Iran,” the source said.

    HaEtzni was Wrong – and Right
    During the war, former MK Attorney Elyakim HaEtzni of Kiryat Arba warned that Israel and the international community were hoping to see Hamas destroyed so that a Fatah–run state could be established on its ruins. He said the goal is to fulfill the principles of the Road Map and the Annapolis Summit by carving out a piece of the historic Jewish homeland for a state for ‘moderate’ Palestinians. “But as long as Gaza is controlled by ‘extremists,’” HaEtzni wrote, “such a state cannot be established. This is why Olmert, Livni and the others want to destroy Hamas – even though they deny it…”

    Whether this was their goal or not, in fact it was not achieved. HaEtzni explains, however, that both Hamas and Fatah have the same goal – the destruction of Israel: “They are different only in their tactics. Fatah believes in our liquidation via peaceful means, and is therefore considered ‘moderate,’ while Hamas likes its liquidations dripping with blood, and so is considered ‘extremist’ and ‘terrorist.’”

    The Tag: $2 Billion
    The cost of rebuilding Gaza has been roughly estimated at two billion dollars. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has already offered to pay half this sum. He made the offer during this week’s Arab summit in Kuwait.

    Israel is supported by Egypt in its bid to strengthen Fatah at the expense of Hamas, and have Fatah distribute the money. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has already declared that he would not allow Iranian or Syrian money to pass through his country to Gaza.

    The European Commissioner for External Relations and the European Neighborhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, announced on Tuesday that the European Union would not give money for rebuilding infrastructures in Gaza as long as Hamas still rules the region. She said that money would be given for humanitarian aid, however.

    Gazans Commandeer Aid Convoy
    In a related item, Jordan reported that armed Arabs in Gaza had commandeered a Jordanian aid convoy on Monday and forced it to head to their own warehouses. The number of trucks in the convoy was not reported. The trucks arrived in Gaza at the Kerem Shalom checkpoint, and was headed for UNRWA warehouses – but armed men opened fire at the drivers and hijacked them to a different destination. UNRWA later asked the Jordanian transport company not to send additional aid convoys until the issue of the seized convoy is resolved.

  4. Hamas calls for dialogue between Palestinian factions
    DAMASCUS, Syria

    Eight Damascus-based Palestinian groups, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, called for national dialogue between rival Palestinian factions on Thursday, but said they will not give up their fight against Israel.

    Hamas said it will reject any political deals that hinder the "continuity of the resistance" against Israel.

    Thursday's statement suggested the reconciliation discussions be sponsored by Egypt, Qatar, Syria and Turkey.

  5. Alarm Spreads Over Use of Lethal New Weapons
    By: Erin Cunningham on: 23.01.2009 [07:43 ] (285 reads)

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    January 23, 2009
    In Gaza, Alarm Spreads Over Use of Lethal New Weapons

    by Erin Cunningham
    GAZA CITY - Eighteen-year-old Mona al-Ashkar says she did not immediately know the first explosion at the United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahiya had blown her left leg off. There was smoke, then chaos, then the pain and disbelief set in once she realized it was gone – completely severed by the weapon that hit her.

    Mona is one of the many patients among the 5,500 injured that have international and Palestinian doctors baffled by the type of weaponry used in the Israeli operation. High-profile human rights organizations like Amnesty International are accusing Israel of war crimes.

    Mona's doctors at Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital found no shrapnel in her leg, and it looked as though it had been "sliced right off with a knife."

    "We are not sure exactly what type of weapon can manage to do that immediately and so cleanly," said Dr. Sobhi Skaik, consultant surgeon general at al-Shifa hospital. "What is happening is frightening. It's possible the Israeli army was using Gaza to experiment militarily."

    Both international organizations and human rights groups, including the UN, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have condemned Israel's use of unconventional weapons in civilian areas of the Gaza Strip.

    Amnesty International's chief researcher for Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Donatella Rovera, told IPS in Beit Lahiya that Israel's use of white phosphorus and other "area weapons" on civilian populations amounted to war crimes.

    "The kind of weapons used and the manner in which they were used indicates prima facie evidence of war crimes," she said.

    Israel announced Wednesday it would be launching its own probe into reported use of white phosphorus, but has so far refused to comment further.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, said it would look into a claim made by the ambassadors of a number of Arab nations that Israel used depleted uranium in its recent attacks on Gaza.

    Local doctors say a number of both widespread and unusual injuries may indicate that new types of weapons were used on the Gaza population during the war. Health officials are seeing wounds they have never seen before, or at least not on such a massive scale.

    "There has been a significant loss of life here in Gaza for reasons that are unexplainable medically," said Dr. Skaik.

    Mona's injury is characteristic of Dense Inert Metal Explosives (DIME). DIMEs are munitions that, packed with tungsten powder, produce an intense explosion at about the level of the knee, with signs of severe heat at the point of amputation.

    "If you ask a patient how it happened, how their leg was removed, they won't know," Dr. Skaik said. "They'll say that a rocket or missile exploded and took only their lower limbs off."

    Once in the body, tungsten is both difficult to detect and extremely carcinogenic, and can produce an aggressive form of cancer, according to both military experts.

    Dr. Skaik says the al-Shifa hospital alone has seen between 100 to 150 patients with this type of injury. Over 50 patients at al-Shifa had two or more limbs severed, he says.

    But because Gaza's hospitals are so poorly equipped, it has been nearly impossible so far to test properly for the substances and count accurately how many wounded Palestinians may have been hit with this weapon.

    The Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert who worked at al-Shifa hospital during the siege confirmed to journalists that the injuries were aligned with those produced by DIME explosives.

    Human rights groups say Israel used the weapon for the first time in Lebanon in 2006.

    What is worrying health officials even more, however, is that some of the patients' organs are being ruptured with little or no sign of a shrapnel entry point.

    This is something they have never seen before, they say, and also something they do not know how to treat.

    "Normal shrapnel has a clear path, with both an entry and an exit point," said Dr. Mohamed al-Ron, another surgeon at al-Shifa hospital.

    "But someone's entire abdomen will be ripped open, and only after searching will we find a miniscule hole in the skin. Then we will find small black dots all over the organ, but we don't know what they are."

    It is an indication, he continued, that whatever is entering the body is exploding and doing the damage once it is inside. Multiple organs will fail, and will continue to fail even after surgery removes any shrapnel.

    "We are consulting with international colleagues, and they are confirming that there is something unusual going on with these cases," said Dr. Skaik.

    "We have seen plenty of nails, of metal shrapnel and foreign metallic parts, but there was never violence of this character or something that continued to damage even after the parts of the weapon were removed. What is being intentionally created is a population of handicapped people."

    Some of the injuries, including multiple organ failure, mutilation and severed limbs, are so debilitating that Dr. Karim Hosni, an Egyptian doctor volunteering at the al-Naser hospital in Khan Younis, says he wishes he could just end his patients' misery.

    "Sometimes I wish my patients would just die," he said. "Their injuries are so horrifying, that I know they will now have to lead terrible and painful lives."

  6. EU lifts ban on MKO terrorists
    By: Press TV on: 23.01.2009 [06:54 ] (96 reads)

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    EU lifts ban on MKO terrorists
    Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:27:44 GMT

    MKO Leader Maryam Rajavi's calls for her group to be removed from blacklists have fallen on deaf ears in Canada and in the United States. The EU, however, has long sought to legitimize the anti-Iran activities of the MKO.
    The European Union has reportedly decided to remove the anti-Iran Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from its terror blacklist.

    "The deal has been done. MKO will be delisted," an EU diplomat said on conditions of anonymity on Thursday.

    He, however, asserted that the consensus must win final approval from EU foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels on Monday in order to become fully operational.

    The Mujahedin Khalq Organization, which identifies itself as a Marxist-Islamist guerilla army, was founded in Iran in the 1960s but was exiled some twenty years later for carrying out numerous acts of terrorism inside the country.

    The terrorist group is especially notorious for the help it extended to former dictator Saddam Hussein during the war Iraq imposed on Iran (1980-1988).

    The group masterminded a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, one of which was the 1981 bombing of the offices of the Islamic Republic Party, in which more than 72 Iranian officials were killed, including then Judiciary chief Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti.

    A May 2005 Human Rights Watch report condemns the MKO for running prison camps in Iraq and committing human rights violations. According to report, the outlawed group puts defectors under torture and jail terms.

    In recent months, high-ranking MKO members have been lobbying governments around the world to acknowledge the dissidents as those of a legitimate opposition group.

    The group has a 40-year history of involvement in terrorist activities. It assassinated several Americans in Iran in the 1970s and criticized the founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for releasing the American diplomats in 1981, arguing instead that the hostages of the embassy takeover should have been executed.

    The United States and Canada have refused to drop the MKO from their lists of terrorist organizations.

  7. Protests over Gaza spread to eight [now 11] English universities (Update on Oxford Occupation by 100 students)
    By: Anthea Lipsett/BBC Oxford/occupation blogs on: 22.01.2009 [14:19 ] (559 reads)

    The protesters want the university to condemn Israel's attack on Gaza

    Youtube video of student protests:

    Support from Trafalgar square:

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    Protests over Gaza spread to eight English universities

    Thursday 22 January 2009 13.38 GMT

    As student protests over the bombing of Gaza spread to eight universities across England today, the director of the London School of Economics, Sir Howard Davies, issued a joint statement with student protesters saying he understood their concerns and backing a fundraising drive for scholarships for Palestinians.

    LSE protesters ended their week-long occupation of the institution's Old Theatre peacefully last night, after Davies, former chairman of the Financial Services Authority, agreed to meet some of their demands.

    But he refused to issue an official university statement condemning the Israeli bombardment of Gaza or to publish regular financial statements spelling out LSE's investment in companies involved in supplying arms to Palestine and Israel.

    The LSE will waive scholarship application fees for students affected by the conflict, help students organise a fundraising day, and donate surplus computers and books to institutions in Gaza.

    The joint statement quoted Davies as saying: "I well understand the concerns felt by many students about the events in Gaza. It is painful to observe the suffering of the civilian population. Like Professor Rick Trainor of Universities UK, who speaks for the sector as a whole, I supported calls for an end to the conflict. As he has said, many of the casualties have occurred in educational establishments. Wherever in the world scholars or their institutions are threatened, or their lives are disrupted by conflict, I believe all parties should respect the integrity of scholarship and intellectual and academic freedom, and should work to minimise suffering".

    The agreement with students includes establishing a working party to look at socially responsible investments that will be "content to receive" proposals about disinvestment from companies implicated in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

    Michael Deas, a third-year environmental policy student involved in the occupation, said: "We're delighted with the result, although nothing we could have done would ever have been enough. It's a real victory for student activism, particularly forcing the director into making a statement.

    "We would encourage other students to take this sort of action and have the confidence to do so."

    More than 80 students at Oxford occupied part of the historic Bodleian building today to demand that the university release a statement condemning the attack on Gaza, and cancel a lecture series at Balliol College inaugurated by Shimon Peres, the president of Israel.

    At Warwick, students started an occupation last night demanding the university sever links with companies supplying equipment used in the conflict.

    At King's College London, students have demanded the cancellation of an honorary degree for Peres, a demand rejected by the university. Trainor, the vice-chancellor of King's and president of the vice-chancellors' umbrella group, Universities UK, has said: "UUK supports calls for an end to the conflict in and beyond Gaza. We are particularly aware that many of the civilian casualties have occurred in educational establishments.

    "The UK's universities are resolutely committed to the right to education, enshrined in the UN universal declaration of human rights. Higher education, in particular, is a global activity and we value our academic links with universities all over the world.

    "The international nature of higher education means it is a force for understanding, tolerance and respect between peoples."

    Students have also protested at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Birmingham, Essex and Sussex.

    Simon Englert, a student at the University of Sussex, said: "The atmosphere is very good, and everybody there is absolutely committed to what we're doing.

    "Lots of different political stances are represented in the room. It has been a very good and interesting exercise, building a united front and agreeing on tactics.

    "There has been a very uncomfortable silence in general about what's happened and is happening in Gaza. We feel there should be concrete action, and the university making a statement would be symbolic and strong."

  8. Falk: Enough evidence of Israeli war crimes
    By: Press TV on: 22.01.2009 [19:56 ] (231 reads)

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    Falk: Enough evidence of Israeli war crimes
    Thu, 22 Jan 2009 19:32:11 GMT

    UN investigator Richard Falk says Israeli crimes in Gaza will leave Palestinians mentally scarred for life.
    There is more than enough evidence that Israel committed war crimes in its three week-long offensive into Gaza, says a UN investigator.

    UN special rapporteur Richard Falk called for an independent inquiry into Israel's violation of international humanitarian law.

    Falk said Israel's actions against the besieged Gazans are reminiscent of "the worst kind of international memories of the Warsaw Ghetto" which included the starvation and murder of Polish Jews by Nazi Germany in World War Two.

    "There could have been temporary provision at least made for children, disabled, sick civilians to leave, even if where they left to was southern Israel," said the Jewish American academic on Thursday.

    Falk, who was denied entry to Israel in December, said Gazans may have been mentally scarred for life because Israel made no effort to allow civilians to escape.

    Israeli officials moved closer to being prosecuted for war crimes after Norwegian medics in Gaza found traces of depleted uranium on Gaza victims, suggesting that Israel used the illegal weapons in its war on the impoverished territory, which houses some 1.5 million Palestinians.

    According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), there is a "high risk of developing cancer from exposure to radiation emitted by ... depleted uranium weapons. This risk is assumed to be proportional to the dose received."

    The Geneva Convention has classified depleted uranium ammunitions as 'illegal weapons of mass destruction' due to their high radioactivity and toxicity.

    Israel faces potential war crimes charges over its excessive use of other controversial weapons on the densely-populated coastal strip.

    Human rights group Amnesty International has also touched on the issue, saying that Tel Aviv used white phosphorus munitions "indiscriminately and illegally" in overcrowded areas of Gaza.

    "The repeated use of White Phosphorus in this manner, despite evidence of its indiscriminate effects and its toll on civilians, is a war crime," said Donatella Rovera of the Amnesty International.

    White phosphorus is a high-incendiary substance that bursts into all-consuming flames that cannot be extinguished with water, burning flesh to the bone and often leading to death.

    Israel launched its Operation Cast Lead on December 27 to allegedly defend its territories from Hamas rockets, which were fired in retaliation for Israel's violation of a ceasefire that had then been in place.

    Falk, dismissed Israel's argument that the assault was for self-defense, saying that "the UN charter, and international law, does not give Israel the legal foundation for claiming self-defense."

  9. Viva Palestina! (Update: reaction to BBC ban)
    By: World Press Network on: 23.01.2009 [16:51 ] (956 reads)

    Viva Palestina!

    A lifeline for Gaza

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    "Three weeks of barbaric Israeli bombardment has laid waste to Gaza. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have had their lives reduced to rubble. They have lost everything - their loved ones, their homes, their hospitals, their schools, their fields, their university, and any semblance of normal family life.

    Now is the time to deliver the help they so desperately need – medical supplies, food, clothing, toiletries, building materials, tools, clean water, furniture, computers, toys, schoolbooks – in fact anything and everything that we take for granted, the people of Gaza are crying out for to rebuild their lives.

    That is why I have gathered people together from cities, towns and organisations across the UK to form a convoy of material aid – a lifeline for Gaza, headed by a fire-engine, packed full with donated firefighting equipment. You can fundraise and collect in your locality, fill a truck - fill ten trucks - and join us en route

    We will all assemble in London on Saturday 14 February, on Valentine's Day, to set off to Palestine, journeying through Paris, Madrid and Casablanca, then across north Africa to Rafah. We will travel with speed, with hope and with love.

    You can help to send a Valentine to Palestine in so many ways. You can donate a truck. You can collect supplies. You can offer your services as a driver, a mechanic, a translator, or volunteer in our London office. You send us money. You can talk to friends, families and colleagues, to publicise this appeal and garner even more support.

    The people of Gaza cannot wait while governments wrangle and apportion blame. They need action, not platitudes - they need a lifeline now. Support the convoy. Viva Palestina!"

    George Galloway

    Contact us today


    phone 07958 450 867


    George Galloway first spoke of this at the end of his 10th January speech:

    He repeated it when he spoke to the LSE occupation recently:

  10. Israel sets up team to escape crime charges
    By: Press TV on: 23.01.2009 [11:38 ] (140 reads)

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    Israel sets up team to escape crime charges
    Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:06:27 GMT

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has set up a team to defend Tel Aviv against the charges of war crimes during the 23-day Gaza attack.

    Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann will head the team assembled on Thursday to tackle the international lawsuits against Israel's use of phosphorus bombs against civilian Gazans during the three-week onslaught.

    The team will be reportedly comprised of representatives from Olmert's office and the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Justice, as well as experts on international law.

    The team will convene in the coming days to discuss possible ways of handling the charges, a Press TV correspondent reported.

    Israel is accused of using white phosphorus in overcrowded areas and committing war crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged 'a thorough investigation' into Israeli strikes on a UN agency compound providing aid for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and on a UN school.

    The UN special investigator Richard Falk has also called for an independent inquiry into Israel's violation of international humanitarian law.


  11. Muhammad Hasanin Haykal, highly respected Egyptian journalist on Gaza... suggests Blair is responsible
    By: Dan, Craig Murray's website on: 23.01.2009 [09:59 ] (252 reads)

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    I've listened to Muhammad Hasanin Haykal, highly respected Egyptian journalist. analyzing the war on Gaza, he mentioned many things that baggers belief.

    One thing for sure, if Haykal said something, he must have strong evidence on it.

    He said, the congregation of European leaders visiting Israel two days before the end of war, was suggested campaigned for, and organized by Tony Blair.

    He aimed at giving Israeli officials immunity and personal support before the anticipated war crime investigations begin.

    The other disturbing point is the scale of damage, Israelis deliberately brought as much destruction as possible, not only houses and infrastructure, but Universities, all official and government buildings, factories, schools, industrial areas.. people has been left with nothing.. this is to create new urgent need for palestinians more important than occupation, Rebuilding.

    Blair talked so many times about economical aids and the need to build palestinian economy as a foundation for peace, Natanyahu mattered alot about the same... now you have it.... everything is destroyed, and the need to rebuild is imperative.

    EU countries will step in to rebuild Gaza.. and enforce their own agenda .. they will form the society they want... away from resistance... and turn palestinians into beggars and slaves for EU money.

  12. BBC firm on Gaza appeal boycott

    Last Modified: 24 Jan 2009
    By: Carl Dinnen

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    The BBC's refusal to broadcast an appeal by charities for aid in Gaza is attacked by the government, opposition and protesters.

    But the corporation's chairman has warned against undue political interference.

    This attempt to protect the impartiality of the BBC is in danger of achieving the opposite.

    All the other terrestrial broadcasters - Channel 4, ITV and Five have decided they will break with the BBC and broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal on Monday night.

    Tonight the BBC is isolated but it insists it will not change its mind, although it is now facing increasing pressure to run an emergency appeal for the victims of the bombings in Gaza.

    The Disasters Emergency Committee is a group of 13 aid agencies that work together during humanitarian crises.

    Hundreds of people angry over the BBC's decision staged a protest through central London earlier today.

    The Channel 4 statement on the Gaza appeal.

    "Channel 4 will broadcast the DEC appeal for humanitarian aid for civillians caught up in the Gaza conflict. We accept the DEC's guidance on the urgent need for humanitarian aid and believe this need should take precedence over any considerations as to the causes of the suffering that necessitates it.

    "We believe Channel 4's news coverage of the conflict in Gaza has at all times been appropriately impartial and we do not believe our impartiality will be compromised in the eyes of our audience by broadcasting this appeal. We have informed other broadcasters of our decision."

    Douglas Alexander
    The International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander spoke to Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

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    Caroline Thomson
    Krishnan Guru-Murthy spoke to the BBC's chief operating officer Caroline Thomson.

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    BBC Headquarters Occupied in Scotland

    Written by Stop the War Admin
    Sunday, 25 January 2009

    Over 100 supporters of Scottish Stop the War Coalition and Palestinian groups occupied the BBC headquarters in Glasgow today demanding that the BBC reverse its decision not to broadcast an emergency aid appeal for Gaza.

    The occupation lasted for five hours and gained significant media coverage. No one was arrested.

    The occupation adds to the pressure the BBC is now receiving from all sides that the aid appeal be shown immediately. The BBC admits that over 11,000 people have complained already. See below for how you can send your complaint.


    MPs back motion on BBC Gaza row

    The appeal is to raise money for emergency supplies in Gaza

    More than 50 MPs say they will back a parliamentary motion urging the BBC to screen a charity appeal for Gaza.

    The BBC says broadcasting the Disasters Emergency Committee film would put its reputation for impartiality at risk.

    Criticism over the corporation's decision has come from archbishops, government ministers, charity leaders and 11,000 viewers.

    Broadcasters ITV, Channels 4 and Five are to show the appeal later. Sky is yet to make a decision.

    The DEC, which represents more than a dozen aid agencies, is asking for money to buy food, medicine and blankets following the Israeli assault on Gaza.

    Labour MP Richard Burden is putting forward the early day motion.

    He said: "Last time I looked... it was 57 MPs from different parties, Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats and others.

    "I think there's great concern about what the BBC has done here."

    Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has said the BBC is right to make its own judgement over the appeal.

    BBC director general Mark Thompson said the danger for the BBC "is that this could be interpreted as taking a political stance on an ongoing story".

    A string of politicians, including International Secretary Douglas Alexander, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and opposition spokesmen, have urged the corporation to reconsider its position.

    Their comments drew criticism from BBC Trust chairman Michael Lyons who said some were "coming close to constituting undue interference in the editorial independence of the BBC".

    The corporation's former director general, Greg Dyke, said it was in a "no win" situation.

    Disasters Emergency Committee Gaza humanitarian appeal:
    Launched by UK charities on 22 January to raise money for Gaza aid relief and reconstruction
    Participants: Action Aid, British Red Cross, Cafod, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Help the Aged, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund, World Vision
    Information on 0370 60 60 900 or at DEC website

    Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has accused the BBC of getting its priorities "upside down".

    The Church of England also waded into the row, with the Archbishop of York appealing for the BBC to consider humanity, not impartiality, and show the film.

    In a direct appeal to the BBC, Dr John Sentamu said: "Come on Auntie Beeb. Wake up and get on with it."

    The Charity Commission, which regulates UK charities, echoed calls for the BBC to reconsider, saying the work of the agencies would be hampered without "maximum public support".

    However, Conservative MP Mark Field believes the row has boosted the profile of the appeal.

    "The high profile controversy has given this appeal more publicity than it could possibly have imagined getting," he said.

    "In many ways, it has achieved a lot of its aims that way without necessarily having to have a fully-fledged BBC coverage

  13. Canadian Academics support boycott of Israeli goods
    By: Tadamon on: 25.01.2009 [16:34 ] (217 reads)

    | 25.01.2009 07:54 | Education | Palestine | Terror War | World

    We are a group of teachers and employees at Quebec colleges and universities who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and with the people of Gaza who have suffered through the Israeli siege as targets of Israel’s brutal military attack. It will take more than ceasefires to bring a just and lasting peace in Palestine and Israel. We are acting in response to an appeal for support issued January 2, 2009 by the Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees. In the wake of the Israeli bombing of the Islamic University of Gaza, the Federation of Unions has urged academics around the world to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

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    Montreal: professors and university employees call for Israel boycott

    We support this call and place it within a wider campaign of boycott, divestment, and sanctions. The struggle against apartheid in South Africa was supported through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. We support a similar strategy against the Israeli state.

    We will undertake actions within our own institutions to promote education on this issue, to support students, faculty, and employees to speak out on this question, and to pressure the institutions in which we work to participate in a boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign that aims for a just and lasting settlement for the Palestinian people.

    We strongly condemn the government of Canada’s position on the ongoing conflict in Gaza and for its bilateral trade agreements that help sustain Israeli military actions. The Harper government has condemned Hamas, an elected government, as a terrorist organization. Yet it consistently supports the government of Israel, which has used weapons causing mass destruction on a mainly civilian population, including attacks on children and schools, and has violated International prohibitions against collective punishment through its blockade of the Gaza strip.

    We call on the Harper government to re-evaluate its policies and to unequivocally condemn the Israeli siege and assault on Gaza, which constitute serious violations of international and humanitarian law. We further demand that the Israeli government immediately cease its violence.

    As well, we urge that all economic relations between Israel and the governments of Canada and Quebec — including trade agreements – be suspended until there is not only a just and lasting peace for the Palestinian people, but that Israel, in compliance with international law, recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.

    Brian Aboud, Vanier College
    Sajida S. Alvi, McGill University
    Rachad Antonius, Université du Québec à Montréal
    Sima Aprahamian, Concordia University
    David Austin, Concordia University
    Gregory Baum, McGill University
    Rachel Berger, Concordia University
    Martin Blanchard, Université de Montréal
    James (Jay) Brophy, McGill University
    Peter Button, McGill University
    Joel Casseus, Vanier College
    Jean Chapman, Concordia University
    Dolores Chew, Marianopolis College
    Jennifer Chew, McGill University
    Aziz Choudry, McGill University
    Jocelyne Couture, Université du Québec à Montréal
    Mary Ellen Davis, Concordia University
    Caroline Desbiens, Université Laval
    Martin Duckworth, Concordia University
    Maurice Dufour, Marianopolis College
    Arwen Fleming, McGill University
    Roy Fu, John Abbott College
    Monika Kin Gagnon, Concordia University
    S. Gourlay, Concordia University
    Wael B. Hallaq, McGill University
    Jill Hanley, McGill University
    Michelle Hartman, McGill University
    Sumi Hasegawa, McGill University
    Oscar Hernandez, Marianopolis College
    Christina Holcroft, McGill University
    Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University
    Helen Hudson, McGill University
    Adrienne Carey Hurley, McGill University
    Andrew M. Ivaska, Concordia University
    Sandra Jeppesen, Concordia University
    Yasmin Jiwani, Concordia University
    Steven Jordan, McGill University
    Denis Kosseim, Cégep André-Laurendeau
    Anna Kruzynski, Concordia University
    Marc Lafrance, Concordia University
    Thomas LaMarre, McGill University
    Diane Lamoureux, Université Laval
    Andrée Lévesque, McGill University
    Charmain Levy, Université du Québec en Outaouais
    Abby Lippman, McGIll University
    Margaret Lock, McGill University
    Richard Lock, Vanier College
    Ehab Lotayef, McGill University
    Gada Mahrouse, Concordia University
    Chantal Maillé, Concordia University
    David Mandel, Université du Québec à Montréal
    Rosanna Maule, Concordia University
    Mark Patrick McGuire, John Abbott College
    Elizabeth Miller, Concordia University
    L. Monet, Université de Montréal
    Norman Nawrocki, Concordia University
    Holly Nazar, McGill University
    Devora Neumark, Concordia University
    Greg Nielsen, Concordia University
    Kai Nielsen, Concordia University
    Marielle Nitoslawska, Concordia University
    Samuel J Noumoff, McGill University
    Marielle Olivier, McGill University
    Anthony Paré, McGill University
    Andrew Pearce, McGill University
    James Pettit, Marianopolis College
    Veronica Ponce, Marianopolis College
    Najat Rahman, Université de Montréal
    Frances Ravensbergen, Concordia University
    Trish Salah, Bishop’s and Concordia Universities
    Daniel Salée, Concordia University
    Kim Sawchuk, Concordia University
    Gale Seiler, McGill University
    Eric Shragge, Concordia University
    Lee Soderstrom, McGill University
    Martha Stiegman, Concordia University
    Miwako Uesaka, McGill University
    Indu Vashist, McGill University
    Julian Vigo, Université de Montréal
    Sarwat Viqar, John Abbott College
    Nadia Wardeh, McGill University
    Thomas Waugh, Concordia University


  14. Israel’s propaganda mainstay, Sderot, is a lie (like everything else)
    By: therearenosunglasse on: 25.01.2009 [16:58 ] (225 reads)

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    Israel’s propaganda mainstay, Sderot, is a lie (like everything else)


    Israel’s propaganda mainstay, Sderot, is a lie (like everything else)
    Sderot, the Israeli township on which Hamas rockets have been “raining down”, is the main plank of the Israelis’ attempt to justify the bloodshed they have inflicted on the people of Gaza.

    They use it ad nauseam to brainwash the media and their own people. They have studiously counted and broadcast the number of erratic, home-made Qassam rockets coming into Israel, without ever admitting to the huge number of missiles, bombs and shells that Israel’s high-tech military fires into Gaza with much more deadly effect.

    Those sympathetic to Israel – can there really be any who still wish to be associated with such appalling crimes? – will be mortified to know that Sderot has no business being where it is. It is built on the lands of a Palestinian village called Najd, which was ethnically cleansed by Jewish terrorists in May 1948, before Israel was declared a state and before any Arab armies entered Palestine. The 600-plus villagers were forced to flee for their lives. Britain was on watch as the mandated government, while this and many other atrocities were committed by terrorists.

    Palestinian Arabs owned over 90 per cent of the land in Najd and, according to UN Resolution 194 and also the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they have a right to return home.

    But as we have come to expect, Israel refuses to recognize the rights of others and will not allow them back. Anyway, what is there for them to return to?

    The 82 homes there were bulldozed. Najd was one of 418 Palestinian villages and towns ethnically cleansed and wiped off the map by Zionist Jews. Its inhabitants, presumably, became refugees in Gaza and their families are probably still living in camps there. The sweet irony is that some of them were probably manning the rocket launchers – well, wouldn’t you?

    Several months ago when Barack Obama visited Sderot (he didn’t have the gumption to call in on Gaza) he spouted the well-worn mantra backing Israel’s right to protect its citizens from rocket attacks. “If somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I would do everything to stop that, and would expect Israel to do the same thing.” Well said, Obama. But presumably you wouldn’t be so stupid or arrogant as to live on land stolen from your neighbour at the point of a gun.

    Find yourself some new advisers, Obama, ones that are savvy enough to brief you on the facts about Sderot and everything else about the Palestinians’ plight. Relying on Israeli propaganda lies will only make you look like another mindless Zionist tool.

    As the slaughter goes off the dial, what pearls of wisdom are we getting from the European Union?

    The Czech EU presidency spokesman defended Israel, saying: “We understand this step as a defensive, not offensive, action.” Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, currently leading a EU delegation to the region, said Israel had the right to defend itself, clearly reading off Israeli notes and forgetting that the Palestinians have an equal right to self defence. “Let us realize one thing: Hamas increased steeply the number of rockets fired at Israel since the ceasefire ended on 19 December.”

    This staunch ally of Washington understands nothing, as demonstrated when he went on to say that Hamas had excluded itself from serious political debate due to its rocket attacks on Israel. “Why am I one of the few that have expressed understanding for Israel?… I am enjoying the luxury of telling the truth,” said Schwarzenberg. This would have been achingly funny if ignorance at such a senior level weren’t so dangerous! Those silly words earned him a cringe-making thank-you from none other than the American Jewish Committee:

    30 December 2008
    Dear Minister Schwarzenberg:

    On behalf of the American Jewish Committee, we write to thank you for your unwavering public recognition of Israel’s right to self-defence against repeated rocket and mortar attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza.

    Your recent comments once again demonstrated the courage and moral clarity of your support for a fellow democracy, Israel, in the face of an unrelenting terrorist threat.

    We applaud your principled leadership and your commitment to, in your words, “telling the truth”. We will continue to rely upon both as the Czech Republic assumes the presidency of the European Union…

    Richard J. Sideman
    David A. Harris

    This is what happens when a juggernaut like the EU finds itself “led” by a dumb-ass nobody in an hour of crisis. Back in the 1940s the Czechs supplied Jewish terrorists with weapons to be used against the British. How dare you, Schwarzenberg, make us Britons accomplices in Israel’s crimes? Taint yourself if you wish, but DON’T TAINT US!

    President Sarkozy of France told the Lebanese press that Hamas ”bears major responsibility for the suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza, because it decided to break the truce and begin launching rockets again into Israel.” Another one who doesn’t do his homework before opening his mouth.

    And where is Tony Blair, our wonder peace envoy, in all this? Still trying to find the balls to go to see Hamas. He says: “We are doing everything we possibly can to bring about an end to a situation of immense suffering and deprivation. I know over next few days there are going to be intensive diplomatic efforts. We will increase our efforts to bring about a resolution to this situation.”

    So why haven’t there been intensive efforts before now? How many must die or be maimed before you pull your finger out? Tell you what, Tony, if the Israelis won’t listen, say to them in a nice clear voice: “Ceasefire immediately or say goodbye to economic and technological cooperation.” If they still act deaf, you could add: “Say goodbye to your London embassy also. You loons are not taking us Britons down with you.”

    In the meantime, Israeli Foreign Minister Tsipi Livni reiterated her country’s position, that it was Hamas and not the Palestinian people that were the targets: “This is a war against terror … we have nothing against the Palestinians.” Great. So why does your illegal occupation continue? Why are you still making their lives a misery? Why slaughter their kids? Why trash their infrastructure and public institutions?

    Today, I think the last (and most chilling) word goes to Dr Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas. He warned: “They the Israelis have legitimized the murder of their own children by killing the children of Palestine. They have legitimized the destruction of their synagogues and their schools by hitting our mosques and our schools.”

    Al-Zahar knows all about a father’s grief. He has been the target of assassination attempts. His two sons were killed and his daughter injured in Israeli raids.

    By Stuart Littlewood 7 January 2009 Stuart Littlewood views Israel’s amoral friends, from ignoramus Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg to war criminal Tony Blair, whose hypocrisy and lies are helping to sustain the biggest lie of all, Israel.

  15. Guardian: Hamas fights to rebuild Gaza in new battle for hearts and minds

    25 January 2009 | 03:43 | FOCUS News Agency

    Gaza City. Islamists say only they can lead the reconstruction, but the west is reluctant to give them aid, The Guardian reports. A bitter struggle is taking place over the right to oversee the reconstruction of Gaza, even as the leadership of Hamas emerges from the rubble of areas that were devastated by 23 days of Israeli bombardment.
    The international community insists that it cannot channel billions of dollars in reconstruction aid to Hamas, and is calling for the involvement of the more moderate Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. But Hamas is insisting on sole control of Gaza's rebuilding, as well as claiming moral leadership of the Palestinian people. In the week since Israel and Hamas declared unilateral ceasefires to bring an end to more than three weeks of fighting, in which almost 1,500 Gazans died, the movement has acted rapidly to assert its control over assistance to civilians.Sitting on huge cash reserves, Hamas has said that it will begin distributing emergency payments of EUR 4,000 to those who have lost homes, and has already been handing out coupons for food as well as aid, some of it seized from foreign and international donors.
    The role of Hamas in the reconstruction effort, and the group's tense relations with Abbas and his Fatah movement, have come to permeate every corner of Gaza's bruised and bloodied society.

    At the al-Filisteen mosque in the Rimal area of Gaza City on Friday, the imam was preaching the necessity of brotherhood and unity. But on the steps after prayers, Hamas's economics minister explained what the conditions for Palestinian unity involved. Senior Hamas officials are demanding that the conditions for reconciliation should include an end to negotiations with Israel and to the peace process, a unity agreement under a banner of "resistance", and continued Hamas control of Gaza.
    "Everyone recognises the need for reconciliation among Palestinians," said Abu Rushdi Zaza. "It will happen immediately if the Palestine Liberation Organisation dominated by Fatah can be rebuilt. But it must be understood that Hamas is the government. If international institutions want to do rebuilding projects in Gaza, then that is fine - but they must do it under our supervision.
    "Ramallah the West Bank city that is Abbas's seat of government has no authority here," he added. "The president's office has no authority. Abbas is no longer prime minister. Salam Fayyad is not a minister."
    Zaza's comments were echoed last week by other Hamas figures on the West Bank as well, who accused Abbas's administration of in effect siding with Israel in the war against Hamas by ordering the continuing campaign of arrests aimed at Hamas figures and banning demonstrations in support of the Islamic organisation.
    "It is unbelievable that, all over the world, people were supporting Gaza," Yazid Khader, a spokesman for the movement, said last week. "Yet here on the West Bank people were unable to do so. We ask: will the blood spilled in Gaza be enough for the Palestinian Authority to move towards reconciliation with us?"
    Calling for the release of hundreds of Hamas prisoners from Palestinian jails, he reiterated that only Hamas could be responsible for the rebuilding of Gaza. "We call this the battle of reconstruction. And Hamas and the resistance organisations are the only ones that can be in charge. No one else."
    Mahmoud Musleh, a Palestinian legislative council member aligned with Hamas, added: "The organisation that should be talking for the Palestinian people is the PLO. But it has not been speaking. If it does not rehabilitate itself, there will be dramatic changes. At present it does not represent the Palestinian people. They can longer make decisions. They do not own the power."
    He continued: "There is a new balance of power emerging. For the first time, through the steadfastness of the resistance in Gaza, we have seen Israel's project halted."
    Other Hamas supporters said that, in standing on the sidelines for the first time in its history while other Palestinians fought, the PLO had revoked its claim to lead the Palestinian struggle.Even those regarded as Hamas moderates, such as Ghazi Hamad, who yesterday was helping to co-ordinate the aid effort for Hamas at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, was sceptical about how reconciliation could be achieved.
    "I think that, after all this bloodshed, it is difficult for people to be neutral and tell the truth. There are some Fatah people in Ramallah accusing us of robbing humanitarian assistance. It is not true. They accuse us of killing Fatah people during the Israeli attack. There were mistakes, but that does not mean that is a policy."
    Describing how he saw a future Palestinian policy towards Israel, he added: "My personal position is that it needs to be mixed. You cannot have resistance without politics, or politics without resistance."
    "There is a huge distance between the two sides," said Gazan writer and political analyst Talal Okal. "There is a feeling in Hamas that they won a victory. They want this victory to be represented in any reconciliation talks with Fatah. They think they should set the agenda. They have been trying to do it by force, both during the war and afterwards. They want to show that they control Gaza. They do not want any other party to show itself."
    Hamas's greatest problem is likely to come not from Fatah but from ordinary Gazans. It may have access to hundreds of millions of dollars, smuggled through the tunnels under the Rafah crossing, which are now operating again. But as Faisal Abu Shalah, a Fatah member of the legislative council for Gaza points out, while Hamas insists on controlling the reconstruction, Israel will not lift its economic blockade.
    "They have the power and the money. They can give people money to rebuild," he said last week. "But with what? There is not a single bag of cement to be had on the Gaza Strip.
    "Look at my window," he points to a large frame, its glass blown out, replaced with sheet plastic. "Do you think they can smuggle panes of glass or window frames through the Rafah tunnels? Hamas has the money, but it still cannot help the people in their long suffering."
    And if one place is the symbol of the destruction wreaked in Gaza, it is the demolished houses of the Samouni family in Zeitoun, a place where the stink of death still seeps from out of the rubble.A member of the family, who lost his father and his son, asks not to be identified for fear of being beaten by Hamas - as others were during the war - for criticising it. "No one from Hamas has come to offer us help. None of the leaders has been here. We were farmers, not fighters with a militant faction.He pulls out a crumpled photograph showing a wedding scene. "This was my father. This, my son. After what happened to us here, I hate the name Hamas."

  16. Israel’s Lies
    By: London Review of Books on: 25.01.2009 [11:09 ] (141 reads)

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    Israel’s Lies
    London Review of Books 25 gennaio 2009

    Siegman, ex direttore dell’American Jewish Congress, smentisce Israele

    Western governments and most of the Western media have accepted a number of Israeli claims justifying the military assault on Gaza: that Hamas consistently violated the six-month truce that Israel observed and then refused to extend it; that Israel therefore had no choice but to destroy Hamas’s capacity to launch missiles into Israeli towns; that Hamas is a terrorist organisation, part of a global jihadi network; and that Israel has acted not only in its own defence but on behalf of an international struggle by Western democracies against this network.

    I am not aware of a single major American newspaper, radio station or TV channel whose coverage of the assault on Gaza questions this version of events. Criticism of Israel’s actions, if any (and there has been none from the Bush administration), has focused instead on whether the IDF’s carnage is proportional to the threat it sought to counter, and whether it is taking adequate measures to prevent civilian casualties.

    Middle East peacemaking has been smothered in deceptive euphemisms, so let me state bluntly that each of these claims is a lie. Israel, not Hamas, violated the truce: Hamas undertook to stop firing rockets into Israel; in return, Israel was to ease its throttlehold on Gaza. In fact, during the truce, it tightened it further. This was confirmed not only by every neutral international observer and NGO on the scene but by Brigadier General (Res.) Shmuel Zakai, a former commander of the IDF’s Gaza Division. In an interview in Ha’aretz on 22 December, he accused Israel’s government of having made a ‘central error’ during the tahdiyeh, the six-month period of relative truce, by failing ‘to take advantage of the calm to improve, rather than markedly worsen, the economic plight of the Palestinians of the Strip . . . When you create a tahdiyeh, and the economic pressure on the Strip continues,’ General Zakai said, ‘it is obvious that Hamas will try to reach an improved tahdiyeh, and that their way to achieve this is resumed Qassam fire . . . You cannot just land blows, leave the Palestinians in Gaza in the economic distress they’re in, and expect that Hamas will just sit around and do nothing.’

    The truce, which began in June last year and was due for renewal in December, required both parties to refrain from violent action against the other. Hamas had to cease its rocket assaults and prevent the firing of rockets by other groups such as Islamic Jihad (even Israel’s intelligence agencies acknowledged this had been implemented with surprising effectiveness), and Israel had to put a stop to its targeted assassinations and military incursions. This understanding was seriously violated on 4 November, when the IDF entered Gaza and killed six members of Hamas. Hamas responded by launching Qassam rockets and Grad missiles. Even so, it offered to extend the truce, but only on condition that Israel ended its blockade. Israel refused. It could have met its obligation to protect its citizens by agreeing to ease the blockade, but it didn’t even try. It cannot be said that Israel launched its assault to protect its citizens from rockets. It did so to protect its right to continue the strangulation of Gaza’s population.

    Everyone seems to have forgotten that Hamas declared an end to suicide bombings and rocket fire when it decided to join the Palestinian political process, and largely stuck to it for more than a year. Bush publicly welcomed that decision, citing it as an example of the success of his campaign for democracy in the Middle East. (He had no other success to point to.) When Hamas unexpectedly won the election, Israel and the US immediately sought to delegitimise the result and embraced Mahmoud Abbas, the head of Fatah, who until then had been dismissed by Israel’s leaders as a ‘plucked chicken’. They armed and trained his security forces to overthrow Hamas; and when Hamas – brutally, to be sure – pre-empted this violent attempt to reverse the result of the first honest democratic election in the modern Middle East, Israel and the Bush administration imposed the blockade.

    Israel seeks to counter these indisputable facts by maintaining that in withdrawing Israeli settlements from Gaza in 2005, Ariel Sharon gave Hamas the chance to set out on the path to statehood, a chance it refused to take; instead, it transformed Gaza into a launching-pad for firing missiles at Israel’s civilian population. The charge is a lie twice over. First, for all its failings, Hamas brought to Gaza a level of law and order unknown in recent years, and did so without the large sums of money that donors showered on the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority. It eliminated the violent gangs and warlords who terrorised Gaza under Fatah’s rule. Non-observant Muslims, Christians and other minorities have more religious freedom under Hamas rule than they would have in Saudi Arabia, for example, or under many other Arab regimes.

    The greater lie is that Sharon’s withdrawal from Gaza was intended as a prelude to further withdrawals and a peace agreement. This is how Sharon’s senior adviser Dov Weisglass, who was also his chief negotiator with the Americans, described the withdrawal from Gaza, in an interview with Ha’aretz in August 2004:

    What I effectively agreed to with the Americans was that part of the settlements i.e. the major settlement blocks on the West Bank would not be dealt with at all, and the rest will not be dealt with until the Palestinians turn into Finns . . . The significance of the agreement with the US is the freezing of the political process. And when you freeze that process, you prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state and you prevent a discussion about the refugees, the borders and Jerusalem. Effectively, this whole package that is called the Palestinian state, with all that it entails, has been removed from our agenda indefinitely. And all this with President Bush’s authority and permission . . . and the ratification of both houses of Congress.

    Do the Israelis and Americans think that Palestinians don’t read the Israeli papers, or that when they saw what was happening on the West Bank they couldn’t figure out for themselves what Sharon was up to?

    Israel’s government would like the world to believe that Hamas launched its Qassam rockets because that is what terrorists do and Hamas is a generic terrorist group. In fact, Hamas is no more a ‘terror organisation’ (Israel’s preferred term) than the Zionist movement was during its struggle for a Jewish homeland. In the late 1930s and 1940s, parties within the Zionist movement resorted to terrorist activities for strategic reasons. According to Benny Morris, it was the Irgun that first targeted civilians. He writes in Righteous Victims that an upsurge of Arab terrorism in 1937 ‘triggered a wave of Irgun bombings against Arab crowds and buses, introducing a new dimension to the conflict’. He also documents atrocities committed during the 1948-49 war by the IDF, admitting in a 2004 interview, published in Ha’aretz, that material released by Israel’s Ministry of Defence showed that ‘there were far more Israeli acts of massacre than I had previously thought . . . In the months of April-May 1948, units of the Haganah were given operational orders that stated explicitly that they were to uproot the villagers, expel them, and destroy the villages themselves.’ In a number of Palestinian villages and towns the IDF carried out organised executions of civilians. Asked by Ha’aretz whether he condemned the ethnic cleansing, Morris replied that he did not:

    A Jewish state would not have come into being without the uprooting of 700,000 Palestinians. Therefore it was necessary to uproot them. There was no choice but to expel that population. It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads. It was necessary to cleanse the villages from which our convoys and our settlements were fired on.

    In other words, when Jews target and kill innocent civilians to advance their national struggle, they are patriots. When their adversaries do so, they are terrorists.

    It is too easy to describe Hamas simply as a ‘terror organisation’. It is a religious nationalist movement that resorts to terrorism, as the Zionist movement did during its struggle for statehood, in the mistaken belief that it is the only way to end an oppressive occupation and bring about a Palestinian state. While Hamas’s ideology formally calls for that state to be established on the ruins of the state of Israel, this doesn’t determine Hamas’s actual policies today any more than the same declaration in the PLO charter determined Fatah’s actions.

    These are not the conclusions of an apologist for Hamas but the opinions of the former head of Mossad and Sharon’s national security adviser, Ephraim Halevy. The Hamas leadership has undergone a change ‘right under our very noses’, Halevy wrote recently in Yedioth Ahronoth, by recognising that ‘its ideological goal is not attainable and will not be in the foreseeable future.’ It is now ready and willing to see the establishment of a Palestinian state within the temporary borders of 1967. Halevy noted that while Hamas has not said how ‘temporary’ those borders would be, ‘they know that the moment a Palestinian state is established with their co-operation, they will be obligated to change the rules of the game: they will have to adopt a path that could lead them far from their original ideological goals.’ In an earlier article, Halevy also pointed out the absurdity of linking Hamas to al-Qaida.

    In the eyes of al-Qaida, the members of Hamas are perceived as heretics due to their stated desire to participate, even indirectly, in processes of any understandings or agreements with Israel. The Hamas political bureau chief, Khaled Mashal’s declaration diametrically contradicts al-Qaida’s approach, and provides Israel with an opportunity, perhaps a historic one, to leverage it for the better.

    Why then are Israel’s leaders so determined to destroy Hamas? Because they believe that its leadership, unlike that of Fatah, cannot be intimidated into accepting a peace accord that establishes a Palestinian ‘state’ made up of territorially disconnected entities over which Israel would be able to retain permanent control. Control of the West Bank has been the unwavering objective of Israel’s military, intelligence and political elites since the end of the Six-Day War.* They believe that Hamas would not permit such a cantonisation of Palestinian territory, no matter how long the occupation continues. They may be wrong about Abbas and his superannuated cohorts, but they are entirely right about Hamas.

    Middle East observers wonder whether Israel’s assault on Hamas will succeed in destroying the organisation or expelling it from Gaza. This is an irrelevant question. If Israel plans to keep control over any future Palestinian entity, it will never find a Palestinian partner, and even if it succeeds in dismantling Hamas, the movement will in time be replaced by a far more radical Palestinian opposition.

    If Barack Obama picks a seasoned Middle East envoy who clings to the idea that outsiders should not present their own proposals for a just and sustainable peace agreement, much less press the parties to accept it, but instead leave them to work out their differences, he will assure a future Palestinian resistance far more extreme than Hamas – one likely to be allied with al-Qaida. For the US, Europe and most of the rest of the world, this would be the worst possible outcome. Perhaps some Israelis, including the settler leadership, believe it would serve their purposes, since it would provide the government with a compelling pretext to hold on to all of Palestine. But this is a delusion that would bring about the end of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.

    Anthony Cordesman, one of the most reliable military analysts of the Middle East, and a friend of Israel, argued in a 9 January report for the Center for Strategic and International Studies that the tactical advantages of continuing the operation in Gaza were outweighed by the strategic cost – and were probably no greater than any gains Israel may have made early in the war in selective strikes on key Hamas facilities. ‘Has Israel somehow blundered into a steadily escalating war without a clear strategic goal, or at least one it can credibly achieve?’ he asks. ‘Will Israel end in empowering an enemy in political terms that it defeated in tactical terms? Will Israel’s actions seriously damage the US position in the region, any hope of peace, as well as moderate Arab regimes and voices in the process? To be blunt, the answer so far seems to be yes.’ Cordesman concludes that ‘any leader can take a tough stand and claim that tactical gains are a meaningful victory. If this is all that Olmert, Livni and Barak have for an answer, then they have disgraced themselves and damaged their country and their friends.’

    Henry Siegman

    Source > London Review of Books

  17. France deploys frigate, helicopter to stop Gaza smuggling
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    A French frigate carrying a helicopter was on its way to international waters off the coast of Gaza to participate in a mission against arms trafficking in the Palestinian territory, officials said.

    The deployment was ordered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in cooperation with Israel and Egypt as part of "immediate actions to fight against the smuggling of weapons towards Gaza," his office said in a statement yesterday.

    The French warship will conduct "surveillance in international waters off Gaza, in full cooperation with Egypt and Israel," the French presidency said.

    The statement appeared to indicate that the ship would be restricted to surveillance operations and will not board boats suspected of carrying weapons.

    Cooperation with Israel and Egypt appeared to imply that France would share intelligence with the two countries, which could conduct searches of suspect ships in their respective waters.

    The French military said late Friday that the warship named Germinal, which was deployed off Lebanon as part of a UN mission, would reach its destination "in the coming hours".

    The ship carries a helicopter and radars that can track nearby boats, said Captain Christophe Prazuck.

    Germinal will act as a "maritime control tower that detects all ships within its radar range and allows the tracking of their movements in a radius of several dozen kilometres," Prazuck said.

    The warship was also on a mission to prevent weapons smuggling to Lebanon by sea.

  18. Breaking Gaza’s Will: Israel’s Enduring Fantasy
    By: Ramzy Baroud on: 24.01.2009 [10:47 ] (156 reads)

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    Breaking Gaza’s Will: Israel’s Enduring Fantasy

    Isn't 60 years of suffering and survival enough to convince Olmert that the will of the Palestinians cannot be broken? How many heaps of wreckage and mutilated bodies will be enough to convince the prime minister that those who fight for their freedom will either be free or will die trying? Asks Ramzy Baroud.

    My three-year-old son Sammy walked into my room uninvited as I sorted through another batch of fresh photos from Gaza.

    I was looking for a specific image, one that would humanise Palestinians as living, breathing human beings, neither masked nor mutilated. But to no avail.

    All the photos I received spoke of the reality that is Gaza today - homes, schools and civilian infrastructure bombed beyond description. All the faces were either of dead or dying people.

    I paused as I reached a horrifying photo in the slideshow of a young boy and his sister huddled on a single hospital trolley waiting to be identified and buried. Their faces were darkened as if they were charcoal and their lifeless eyes were still widened with the horror that they experienced as they were burned slowly by a white phosphorus shell.

    It was just then that Sammy walked into my room snooping around for a missing toy. "What is this, daddy?" he inquired.

    I rushed to click past the horrific image, only to find myself introducing a no less shocking one. Fretfully, I turned the monitor off, then turned to my son as he stood puzzled. His eyes sparkled inquisitively as he tried to make sense of what he had just seen.

    He needed to know about these kids whose little bodies had been burned beyond recognition.

    "Where are their mummies and daddies? Why are they all so smoky all the time?"

    I explained to him that they are Palestinians, that they were hurting "just a little" and that their "mummies and daddies will be right back."

    The reality is that these children and thousands like them in Gaza have experienced the most profound pain, a pain that we may never in our lives comprehend.

    "I think that Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons," Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian doctor who had recently returned from Gaza told reporters in Oslo.

    "This is a new generation of very powerful small explosives that detonates with extreme power and dissipates its power within a range of five to 10 metres

    "We have not seen the casualties affected directly by the bomb, because they are normally torn to pieces and do not survive, but we have seen a number of very brutal amputations."

    The dreadful weapons are known as dense inert metal explosives (DIME), "an experimental kind of explosive" but only one of several new weapons that Israel has been using in Gaza, the world's most densely populated regions.

    Israel could not possibly have found a better place to experiment with DIME or the use of white phosphorus in civilian areas than Gaza.

    The hapless inhabitants of the strip have been disowned. The power of the media, political coercion, intimidation and manipulation have demonised this imprisoned nation fighting for its life in the tiny spaces left of its land.

    No wonder Israel refused to allow foreign journalists into the tiny enclave and brazenly bombed the remaining international presence in Gaza.

    As long as there are no witnesses to the war crimes committed in Gaza, Israel is confident that it can sell a fabricated story to the world that it is, as always, the victim, one that has been terrorised and, strangely enough, demonised as well.

    The Jerusalem Post quoted Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on January 15.

    "Livni said that these were hard times for Israel, but that the government was forced to act in Gaza in order to protect Israeli citizens.

    "She stated that Gaza was ruled by a terrorist regime and that Israel must carry on a dialogue with moderate sources while simultaneously fighting terror."

    The same peculiar message was conveyed by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as he declared his one-sided ceasefire on January 17.

    Never mind that the "terrorist regime" was democratically elected and had honoured a ceasefire agreement with Israel for six months, receiving nothing in return but a lethal siege interrupted by an occasional round of death and destruction.

    Livni is not as perceptive and shrewd as the US media fantasises. Blunt-speaking Ehud Barak and stiff-faced Mark Regev are not convincing men of wisdom. Their logic is bizarre and wouldn't stand the test of reason.

    But they have unfettered access to the media, where they are hardly challenged by journalists who know well that protecting one's citizens doesn't require the violation of international and humanitarian laws, targeting medical workers, sniper fire at children and demolishing homes with entire families holed up inside. Securing your borders doesn't require imprisoning and starving your neighbours and turning their homes to smoking heaps of rubble.

    Olmert wants to "break the will" of Hamas, i.e. the Palestinians, since the Hamas government was elected and backed by the majority of the Palestinian people.

    Isn't 60 years of suffering and survival enough to convince Olmert that the will of the Palestinians cannot be broken? How many heaps of wreckage and mutilated bodies will be enough to convince the prime minister that those who fight for their freedom will either be free or will die trying?

    Far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman, a rising star in Israel, is not yet convinced. He thinks that more can be done to "secure" his country, which was established in 1948 on the ruins of destroyed Palestinian towns and villages. He has a plan.

    "We must continue to fight Hamas just like the United States did with the Japanese in World War II," said the head of ultra-nationalist opposition party Yisrael Beitenu.

    A selective reader of history, Lieberman could only think of the 1945 atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But something else happened during those years that Lieberman carefully omitted. It's called the Holocaust, a term that many are increasingly using to describe the Israeli massacres in the Gaza Strip.

    It is strange that conventional Israeli wisdom still dictates that "the Arabs understand only the language of force." If that were true, then they would have conceded their rights after the first massacre in 1948. But, following more than 60 years filled with massacres new and old, they continue to resist.

    "Freedom or death," is the popular Palestinian mantra. These are not simply words, but a rule by which Palestinians live and die. Gaza is the proof and Israeli leaders are yet to understand.

    My son persisted. "Why are Palestinians so smoky all the time, Daddy?"

    "When you grow up, you'll understand."

    Ramzy Baroud is a Palestinian-American author and editor of His work has been published in numerous newspapers and journals worldwide, including the Washington Post, Japan Times, Al Ahram Weekly and Lemonde Diplomatique. His latest book is The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto Press, London). Read more about him on his website:

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