Post by lucretia borgia
and entertained us with
Post by Mirjam Bruck-Cohen
For the time being , the ones kin on eradicating somebody else are the
Palestinian Hamas , a side group of Iranian terror .
I advice you lucretia to check your education ,,,,
on the 25 th of June they tunneled under the International border and
kidnapped one of our boys.
Would that be after you bombed their power station, or before ??? Or
maybe when you bombed some parents to death on the beach in front of
their children ?
Most of the following incidents in the Gaza Concentration Camp
as reported by Israeli sources are about PEOPLE (not statistics).
On June 8, the Israeli army assassinated the recently appointed Palestinian
head of the security forces of the Interior Ministry, Jamal Abu Samhadana,
and three others.
On June 9, Israeli shells killed seven members of the same family picnicking
on Beit Lahiya beach. Some 32 others were wounded, including 13 children.
On June 13, an Israeli plane fired a missile into a busy Gaza City street,
killing 11 people, including two children and two medics.
On June 20, the Israeli army killed three Palestinian children and injured
15 others in Gaza with a missile attack.
On June 21, the Israelis killed a 35-year old pregnant woman, her brother,
and injured 11 others, including 6 children.
After the beach deaths, Hamas, the ruling party in the Palestinian
Authority, broke an 18-month ceasefire and joined other militant groups in
firing Kassam rockets into Israel. The Financial Times reported on June 23
that the missiles, principally targeted towards the Israel town of Sderot,
have caused damage and some casualties but no fatalities in the recent
On June 24, Israeli commandos entered the Gaza Strip and kidnap two
On June 25, Palestinian militants at an army post at Kerem Shalom near Gaza
capture an Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit and kill two others.
On June 29 Israeli troops arrested dozens of Hamas ministers and
parliamentarians as they stepped up their campaign to free the soldier
kidnapped by militants in Gaza at the weekend.
Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in September 2005 'til June 29, the
estimates run between 7,000 and 9,000 heavy artillery shells have been shot
and fired into Gaza. On the Palestinian side, the estimates are
approximately 1,000 Kassam missiles, (crude missiles), have been fired into
Israel. So there is a ratio of between seven and nine to one. A June 29
Guardian leader noted that the home-made Kassam rockets are "not in the same
league as Israel's hi-tech (though not always accurate) weaponry". 'Storm
Gaza,' The Guardian, June 29, 2006)
Up to June 29, approximately 80 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza due to
Israel artillery firing. There have been exactly eight Israelis killed in
the last five years from the Kassam missiles. Again, we have a huge
disproportion, a huge discrepancy."
('AIPAC v. Norman Finkelstein: A Debate on Israel's Assault on Gaza,' June
Finkelstein also compared the situation with regard to hostages: "let's talk
about those 9,000 Palestinians who are effectively hostages being held by
Israel. 1,000 of them are administrative detainees. Administrative detainees
who are being held without any charges or trial. And the other 8,000 are
being held until military courts have convicted them. So if you're going to
look simply at the numbers, you have one hostage on the Palestinian side
(the captured Israeli soldier), and effectively you have about 9,000 on the
Earlier in the month, the Israeli human rights organization, B'Tselem,
published fatality figures for June 2006 in the Occupied Territories and
Israel. Forty-two Palestinians, six of them minors, were killed by Israeli
armed forces. Twenty-four of the fatalities were bystanders not involved in
the conflict. (http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db9
00SID/EKOI-6RC53K?OpenDocument&rc=3&cc=isr ) B'Tselem's figures do not
include the seven members of the Ghaliya family killed on Beit Lahiya beach.
Also according to B'Tselem, in May 2006, 36 Palestinians were killed by
Israeli security forces, one Israeli civilian died from injuries he
sustained the previous month.
Collective Punishment - Frailer Palestinians Are Dying. Having killed many
more people in recent weeks, Israel's response to the soldier's capture has
been to heap yet more suffering on the Palestinian people. Israel re-invaded
Gaza with 5,000 troops on June 27 and then bombed Gaza's only electrical
generating station, so depriving half a million people of electricity. Human
Rights Watch commented:
"The destruction of the power station could quickly cause a humanitarian
crisis in Gaza, as electricity is essential to power the water system,
sewage treatment, and medical services". ('Gaza: Israeli Offensive Must
Limit Harm to Civilians,' June 29, 2006;
In the same attack, Israel destroyed three bridges, and the main water pipes
for two refugee camps. Will Hutton noted in the Observer: "Sealing off
access to water and food can only inflict acute discomfort on the people
there; already, frailer Palestinians are dying." (Hutton, 'Israel's act of
war is inexcusable,' The Observer, July 2, 2006)
Prior to these attacks, Save the Children's UK Programme Manager Jan Coffey
reported that 78% of the population in Gaza were living below the poverty
line with 10% of children under five suffering from chronic malnutrition. In
June, the World Food Programme reported that 51% of Palestinians - 2 million
people - were unable to meet their food needs without aid, and that in Gaza,
"the situation is becoming critical". (Justin Podur, 'Summer rains,' ZNet;
The New York Times reported July 3: "for all the pyrotechnics, the
[Israeli] operation has been relatively restrained". (Ian Fisher and Steven
Erlanger, 'Israel steps up Gaza raids in bid to free soldier,' New York
Times, July 3, 2006)
"Relatively Restrained" - NO KIDDING!!!
In July, the Israeli military killed 163 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, 78
(48 percent) of whom were not taking part in the hostilities when they were
killed, B'Tselem claimed. According to the report, thirty-six of the
fatalities were minors, and 20 were women. In the West Bank , 15
Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in July. The number of
Palestinian fatalities in July was the highest in any month since April
2002. 1,200 Palestinians were injured by the end of July.
On 12 July 2006, a group of youths sought shelter from IDF bombing. Ten of
the youths went and hid in a big pit. A missile fired from by an Air Force
plane hit the pit, killing six of the youths, five of them minors: Mahmmuad
al-'Asar, Ibrahim a-Nabahin and Ibrahim Qatush, age 15, Ahmad Abu hajaj, age
16. Salah Abu Maktomah, age 17 and Hassan 'Abeid, age 18.
On 21 July 2006, a few members of the Hararah family went onto the roof of
their house in the a-Sheja'iyeh neighborhood in Gaza City to watch tanks
advancing toward the neighborhood. One of the tanks fired a shell at the
house. It hit the staircase and killed Muhammad Hararah,, 45, the brother of
the owner of the house. Almost immediately afterwards, another shell was
fired at the same spot, killing the mother of the family, Sabah, 45, and two
of her sons, Muamen, 16, and 'Amer, 23.
On 24 July 2006, two youngsters left their family's farm in the Beit Lahiya
area after shells had fallen on the farm's land. They went by horse-drawn
wagon and on the way picked up two of their family. A missile, fired by an
Air Force plane, made a direct hit on the wagon, killing Khairieh al-'Attar,
58 and her grandchild Nadi al-'Attar , 11. Another member of the family,
Shadi, 14 was injured. Testimony of Shadi al-'Attar. IDF also fired a shell
that fell next to the a-Nada Towers , a housing project located in the
northern Gaza Strip. The shelling killed three civilians, one of them a
minor: Saleh Naser, 14, Sadeq Naser, 33, and S'adi Na'im, 29.
Note - The term "Kassam rockets" is sometimes spelt as "Qassam rockets".
When we were kids we used to make rockets like these from 4 feet of
eave-trough down pipe stuffed with propellant - range about 1/2 to 1 mile or
just under 2 km if one could get them to fly straight.