THE ISRAEL MASSACRE FORCES

April 8, 2018 – 3:46 am

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The shooting on the Gaza border shows once again that the killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes. By Gideon Levy.

The death counter ticked away wildly. One death every 30 minutes. Again. Another one. One more. Israel was busy preparing for the seder night (The Seder feast is held on the first two nights of Passover [just the first night in Israel], after nightfall). TV stations continued broadcasting their nonsense.

If there was any concern, it was because soldiers couldn’t celebrate the seder. By nightfall the body count had reached at least 15, all of them by live fire, with more than 750 wounded. Tanks and sharpshooters against unarmed civilians. That’s called a massacre. There’s no other word for it.

Comic relief was provided by the army spokesman, who announced in the evening: “A shooting attack was foiled. Two terrorists approached the fence and fired at our soldiers.” This came after the 12th Palestinian fatality and who knows how many wounded.

Sharpshooters fired at hundreds of civilians but two Palestinians who dared return fire at the soldiers who were massacring them are “terrorists,” their actions labeled “terror attacks” and their sentence - death. The lack of self-awareness has never sunk to such depths in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

By nightfall the body count had reached at least 15, all of them by live fire, with more than 750 wounded. Tanks and sharpshooters against unarmed civilians. That’s called a massacre. There’s no other word for it.

As usual, the media lent its appalling support. After 15 deaths, Or Heller on Channel 10 News declared that the most serious incident of the day had been the firing by the two Palestinians. Dan Margalit “saluted” the army.

Israel was brainwashed again and sat down to a festive meal in a spirit of self-satisfaction. And then people recited “Pour out Thy wrath upon the nations that know Thee not,” impressed by the spread of plagues and enthusing at the mass murder of babies (the killing of the first-born Egyptians, the 10th plague).

Christian Good Friday and the Jewish seder night became a day of blood for the Palestinians in Gaza. You can’t even call it a war crime because there was no war there.

The test by which the IDF and the pathological indifference of public opinion should be judged is the following: What would happen if Jewish Israeli demonstrators, ultra-Orthodox or others, threatened to invade the Knesset? Would such insane live fire by tanks or sharpshooters be understood by the public? Would the murder of 15 Jewish demonstrators pass with silence? And if several dozen Palestinians managed to enter Israel, would that justify a massacre?

Christian Good Friday and the Jewish seder night became a day of blood for the Palestinians in Gaza. You can’t even call it a war crime because there was no war there.

The killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes. There’s nothing cheaper in Israel than Palestinian blood. If there were a hundred or even a thousand deaths Israel would still “salute” the IDF. This is the army whose commander, the good and moderate Gadi Eisenkot, is received with such pride by Israelis. Of course, in the holiday media interviews, no one asked him about the anticipated massacre and no one will ask him now either.

But an army that prides itself on shooting a farmer on his land, showing the video on its website in order to intimidate Gazans; an army that pits tanks against civilians and boasts of one hundred snipers waiting for the demonstrators is an army that has lost all restraint. As if there weren’t other measures. As if the IDF had the authority or right to prevent demonstrations in Gaza, threatening bus drivers not to transport protesters in territory where the occupation has long ended, as everyone knows.

Despairing young men sneak in from Gaza, armed with ridiculous weapons, marching dozens of kilometers without hurting anyone, only waiting to be caught so as to escape Gaza’s poverty in an Israeli jail. This doesn’t touch anyone’s conscience either. The main thing is that the IDF proudly presents its catch. Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas is responsible for the situation in Gaza. And Hamas, of course. And Egypt. And the Arab world and the whole world. Just not Israel. It left Gaza and Israeli soldiers never commit massacres.

The names were published in the evening. One man was rising from his prayers, another was shot while fleeing. The names won’t move anyone. Mohammed al-Najar, Omar Abu Samur, Ahmed Odeh, Sari Odeh, Bader al-Sabag. This space is too small, to our horror, to list all their names.

Note: This article was originally published by “Haaretz”.

BACKGROUND

Thousands of Palestinians had marched to the border at the start of a six-week protest, dubbed the Great March of Return. They had pitched five camps near the border for the protest. They were demanding that refugees be allowed to return to homes that are now in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said there were about 17,000 Palestinians in five locations near the border fence. It said it had “enforced a closed military zone” in the area surrounding Gaza. Although most protesters stayed in the encampments, some groups of youths ignored organisers’ calls to stay away from the fence and headed closer to Israeli positions.

The IDF said troops on March 30, 2018 were “firing towards the main instigators” to break up rioting that included petrol bombs and stones being thrown at the fence. A spokesman said all those who were killed had been trying to breach or damage the border fence, the Jerusalem Post reports. Israel deployed tanks and snipers. Witnesses said a drone had been used in at least one location to drop tear gas.

Palestinian health officials said at least 400 people had been wounded by live ammunition. Source BBC.

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HOW THE GAZA MASSACRE WAS REPORTED ON TV IN $INGAPORE

From a comment by reader beanhead001:

“This morning, Channel News Asia on Island $ingapore began the story with ‘the Israeli forces shot at violent protestors’. The scene that followed was of the most menacing army sitting around on their jeeps playing cards. I kid you not. It was set up to show that these killers (the ‘Israeli’ ones) were pretty much minding their own business and it was the Palestinians who threw rocks at them and incited their own killing. Be sure the language, and not to mention the judgemental glare from the talking head, made it seem like it was an ambush from Palestinians only the death toll was on the Palestinian side. Not a single Zionazi was dead (unfortunately). It was hypocrisy beyond my stomach could handle. Rocks vs. machine-gun-wielding immoral beasts.

“Aagh! It’s so sickening. When are these beasts going to be thrown into history’s trash bin?”

$ingapore is preparing to pass a “fake news” law. The problem is who decides what’s “fake”. See above comment.

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WATCH THE VIDEOS

The now-deleted tweet from the official @IDFSpokesperson account stated: “Yesterday we saw 30,000 people; we arrived prepared and with precise reinforcements. Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.”

Click here for the video clips.

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OHIO
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming
We’re finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming
Four dead in Ohio

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Click here for the video.

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  1. 4 Responses to “THE ISRAEL MASSACRE FORCES”

  2. There certainly is room for a rational discussion of the events addressed in this article, but as written this diatribe will be lapped up by supporters of the Palestinians and easily dismissed by nearly all others.

    Propaganda is no substitute for political discourse.

    By Rick on Apr 8, 2018

  3. You sir, are a fool. you are a puppet for those nasty animals. Read your history.

    By otis t on Apr 8, 2018

  4. The state of Israel is one big illegal settlement led by some of the worst warcriminals of modern times. Israel was created by Europeans trying to buy of their collaboration with the nazi’s trying to murder all Jews in all of Europe. Based on some fairytales, the state of Israel was instantiated on Palestinian territory.

    By Jos on Apr 10, 2018

  5. I agree with Otis & Jos .and,yes, Rick is talking Shite.

    By Tony zimnoch on Apr 11, 2018

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