israel-war-crimes

anonymous asked:

The fact you support Israel disgusts me how can u support a Terrorist state that steals people's land and treats non Jews like animals and bombs innocent kids . Look into the war crimes Israel has committed look at the amount of deaths in Palestine and compare that to Israel. You are one uneducated and heartless person

(Let me just point out how you didn’t respond to ANY of the points I made earlier..making me right but I’ll still take the precious time out of my day to continue proving you wrong)

Are you ready for me to rip and tear apart your whole sentence to pieces? 

  1. Israel is definitely NOT a Terrorist State. In fact, you calling it one, you might as well call America a terrorist state as well no? Both Israel and America are democracies. And let me take this even further for you, Israel is the ONLY democracy in the Middle east. Yeah, thats right, can you name me ANY other country in the middle east that even has women’s rights?? Or even freedom of speech??
  2. What land has Israel stolen exactly? Israel was rightfully declared as a state in 1948 (which was voted on in the UN). Also, Israel has EVEN offered a two state solution THREE times but was declined each time. How do you expect Israel to make peace with people who don’t even consider Israel a state?
  3. There are MANY MANY MANY NON-JEWS AND ARABS IN THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT 
  4. I shredded this in your last pathetic message 
  5. You are right, there are more innocent Palestinian deaths than Israelis, but that is because HAMAS is using them as human shields. Hamas knows that they wont beat Israel with military, so they are trying to beat Israel socially by manipulating minds (definitely including yours).  
  6. Call me heartless but I sure am not uneducated. 
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Israel “directly targeted” children in drone strikes on Gaza, says rights group

Israel deliberately targeted children in Gaza last summer, according to a new report by Defence for Children International-Palestine (DCI-Palestine).

Of the 2,220 Palestinians killed during Israel’s 51-day bombing campaign, at least 1,492 were civilians, including at least 547 children.

A total of 535 of those children were killed as a direct result of Israeli attacks. Moreover, 68 percent of children Israel killed in Gaza were under the age of twelve, according to the report.

An additional 3,374 children were injured, including over 1,000 who have been left with lifelong disabilities, many of which require medical care that is inaccessible in Gaza due to a crushing Israeli siege that has yet to be lifted. Another 373,000 children are suffering from deep trauma and require desperately needed psychosocial support that is severely lacking in the Gaza Strip.

Nowhere was safe for children

As a matter of policy, Israel deliberately and indiscriminately targeted the very spaces where children are supposed to feel most secure. Such acts violate international law and amount to war crimes, according to the report.

Children were crushed to death while they sheltered in their homes, dismembered as they slept in their beds and torn to pieces as they played in their yards. At least eighteen children were killed by Israeli attacks targeting schools. For the children of Gaza, nowhere was safe from Israeli violence.

Equally as haunting as where children were killed is the assortment of weapons Israel deployed against them.


At least 225 children were killed in airstrikes “while they were in their own homes or seeking shelter, often as they sat down to eat with their families, played, or slept,” the report states.

An investigation by the Associated Press yielded similar data, finding that 844 Palestinians, over half of the total of civilians killed in Gaza last summer, were killed by Israeli airstrikes on civilian homes, “including nineteen babies and 108 preschoolers between the ages of one and five.”

Israel tried to justify the targeting of Gaza’s civilian population by arguing, without evidence, that Palestinian resistance fighters were using civilians as human shields, giving Israel no choice but to fire at children. DCI-Palestine strongly disputes this claim, arguing:

The rhetoric voiced by Israeli officials regarding “human shields” during the military offensive amounted to nothing more than generalizations that fall short of the precise calculation required by international humanitarian law when determining whether something is actually a military object. Even if evidence existed that Hamas or other Palestinian armed groups did use civilians as human shields, this does not relieve Israel from its obligations under international law nor does it justify an attack on civilians or civilian structures.

In fact, it is Israel which has a long and documented history of using Palestinian children as human shields, and last summer’s attack was no exception, as detailed by the DCI-Palestine report.

DCI-Palestine attributes Israel’s indiscriminate and deliberate attacks on civilian homes and schools in Gaza to the Dahiya doctrine. Named after the Dahiya neighborhood in Beirut that Israel purposely devastated in its 2006 assault on Lebanon, the Dahiya doctrine refers to the Israeli army’s stated policy of deploying overwhelming force against civilian infrastructure.

Israel’s baseless “human shields” accusation against Palestinians is an attempt to mask a military policy that systematically violates international law.

“Directly targeted” by drones

Another 164 children were “directly targeted and unlawfully killed” in Israeli drone strikes on their homes and in the street as they attempted to flee to safety, according to DCI-Palestine.

DCI-Palestine is particularly alarmed by the high number of children targeted in drone attacks because Israeli drones deliver well-defined images of the people below in real time. Furthermore, Israeli officials often boast that drone strikes are superior to other methods of warfare due to their surgical precision, says DCI-Palestine, suggesting that Israel deliberately targeted children in drone attacks.

One of the many cases highlighted in the DCI-Palestine report is the death of nine-year-old Rabi Qasem Rabi Abu Ras, who was dismembered by an Israeli drone missile that targeted him as he ran to an ambulance after an Israeli shell landed near him and his mother.

“His arms and legs were cut off. The upper part of his body was separated from his lower body, which was turned into small pieces. I screamed,” recounted his mother, Aisha Abu Ras, in an interview with DCI-Palestine. “I shouted to the ambulance. I rushed to the paramedics and told them about it, but they said they could not approach the location without prior coordination with the Israeli army.”

Aisha and Rabi were traveling back to a UN shelter after collecting extra belongings from the home they fled in Um Nasr, a town in northern Gaza near the boundary with Israel.

An Israeli drone fired the missile that tore through the home of Issam Jouda on 24 August, killing his wife, Rawiya, and four of their five children as they played together in the family’s yard in Gaza’s Tal al-Zaatar neighborhood.

The Joudas were one of an estimated 140 families partially or completely annihilated by Israel last summer.

Another was the El-Farra family, which lost nine members on 1 August, including five children between the ages of four and fifteen, in a drone strike that targeted them as they ran into the street fleeing two prior drone attacks that struck their home in the middle of the night without warning, according to DCI-Palestine.

Over the last decade, Israel’s use of robotic warfare against Palestinians has escalated dramatically, with each new military assault on Gaza relying more heavily on drones than the last. Thirty-seven percent, or 840 people, were killed in drone attacks alone during last summer’s attack.

As the world’s largest exporter of drones, Israel is profiting immensely from the technology used to kill children.

“A man-made humanitarian crisis”

The bombs have stopped falling for now but children continue to suffer due Israel’s eight-year-long siege, imposed in partnership with Egypt.

The circumstances in Gaza are so desperate that 46 international international aid agencies have called for sanctions on Israel over its blockade, which DCI-Palestine has labeled “a man-made humanitarian crisis.”

Since reducing much of the Gaza Strip to rubble, Israel has refused to allow the entry of desperately needed reconstruction material into Gaza, leaving 108,000 people, the majority of them children, homeless.

Consequently, four infants whose homes were destroyed by Israel last year have died of hypothermia due to lack of proper shelter. The youngest was just one month old, according to the UN.

Other children have died as a result of unexploded Israeli ordnance littered across the Gaza Strip. In October last, four-year-old Muhammad Sami Abu Jarad was killed by an unexploded Israeli hand grenade left behind by Israeli soldiers who occupied his house in Beit Hanoun during the ground invasion, according to DCI-Palestine.

Waging war on a ghetto

The ferocity of Israel’s violence against Palestinian children may have reached new heights in 2014, but DCI-Palestine notes that the brutality is part of an ongoing systematic campaign.

“Since 2000, a generation of children living in the [occupied West Bank and Gaza] have been shot at, shelled and bombed,” says the report. “During this time, Israeli forces and settlers have killed more than 1,950 Palestinian children, the vast majority of whom were living in the Gaza Strip,” it adds.

Indeed, since 2006, Gaza has been subjected to six devastating Israeli military assaults that have killed scores of children.


Gaza is home to 1.8 million Palestinians, eighty percent of whom are refugees. Their families were forcibly expelled from present-day Israel and barred from returning because they are not Jewish.

Meanwhile, 43 percent of Gaza’s inhabitants are under the age of fourteen. Israel’s ongoing war against Gaza is essentially a war on a refugee ghetto.

Killing children with impunity

“While Israeli authorities have selectively opened their own investigations into several incidents occurring during the latest military offensive, previous experience has shown that Israeli authorities persistently fail to investigate alleged violations of its armed forces in accordance with international standards,” warns DCI-Palestine.

Indeed, the Israeli army recently absolved itself of wrongdoing for its behavior in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on 1 August, a day referred to by Palestinians as Black Friday.

On that day Israeli forces executed the Hannibal Directive, an Israeli military protocol that calls for massive firepower to prevent a captured Israeli soldier from being taken alive, even if it means killing the soldier and hundreds of civilians in the process.

To prevent the capture alive of a soldier wrongly believed taken by Palestinian fighters, Israeli forces carpet-bombed Rafah, killing 190 Palestinians in under 48 hours, including at least 49 children on 1 August alone, according to DCI-Palestine.

With the morgues full to capacity, medical workers were forced to store corpses in vegetable refrigerators and ice cream coolers to accommodate the high volume of dead bodies.

The Israeli army’s internal investigation ruled this carnage to be “proportionate.”

The DCI-Palestine report ends by calling for international action to lift the siege on Gaza and hold Israel accountable for its crimes.

“The continued failure of the international community to demand justice and accountability has provided tacit approval of the persistent denial of Palestinian rights,” says DCI-Palestine. “Without an end to the current regime of collective punishment, targeted assassinations, and regular military offensives, the situation for Gaza’s children is all but guaranteed to further deteriorate.”

We demand that Intl. Criminal Court & UN charge Benjamin Netanyahu & Israel for War Crimes against Humanity


We the citizens of the world demand that Benjamin Netanyahu as person and Israel as the apartheid state is put on trial along with all the evidences that prove it to be a country responsible for terrible war crimes against humanity and people of Palestine in general.

Only in the first three weeks of the genocide by Israel, they used over 17 000 tons of rockets and bombs, martyred 1967, from which 1600 were civilians, 371 children, 10000+ civilians injured and over 500 000 people made homeless.

Why should Israel be put on trial?

1. At the time of writing this, Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for killing over 1000 civilians. Many of those are children, women and people with absolutely no affiliation with any group of any sort. They have been wiped off the map as if they were totally insignificant people with no right to live.

2. Israel has been bombing public places, schools, family homes, religious places and has sunk to the lowest level and recently attacked children hospitals.

3. They used White Phosphorus in 2009 and have used it again in 2014. They air-burst white phosphorus in 155mm artillery shells in and near populated areas. Each air-burst shell spreads 116 burning white phosphorus wedges in a radius extending up to 125 meters from the blast point. White phosphorus ignites and burns on contact with oxygen, and continues burning at up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit (816 degrees Celsius) until nothing is left or the oxygen supply is cut. When white phosphorus comes into contact with skin it creates intense and persistent burns.

4. The establishment of settlements by an occupying power in occupied territory violates international humanitarian law which is the body of law governing situations of armed conflict and military occupation. Yet Israel is expanding it’s settlements and will obviously take over the Gaza area as no Palestinian will come back since they have no place to call home.

5. Israel’s apartheid setup where they have check-posts, blockades, and have taken every right from the Palestinians so they can’t even breath without having an Israeli soldier on their back. This has to stop and it’s nothing less than being a perfect definition of an apartheid settler state.

We demand that Israel is put on trial for war-crimes and Benjamin Netanyahu is held responsible for the deaths of all innocent people of Palestine along with being the reason for thousands of families being destroyed mentally and physically to the extent that they will never recover again.

Mr. President, I know you see what’s happening down there, I also know you have a family, I am sure you do everything possible to take care of them. If we are to live in this world as a big happy family, we have to start caring for others as well. What’s happening in Palestine, since over 60 years, is absolutely unacceptable, it needs to STOP!

You can get lots more evidence from Human Rights Watch, UN, journalists, and doctors in Gaza. If that still isn’t enough, I feel you are letting down billions of people worldwide by letting a criminal get away with it. We can NOT allow a country get away with what they are getting away with on a daily basis, just because USA always VETOES them out whenever a charge against Israel is mentioned in the UN.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/President_of_International_Criminal_Court_Song_SangHyun_Charge_Israel_for_War_Crimes_against_Humanity/?stPBhdb

#Israel #WarCrimes #Gaza #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine #FreePalestine

Israel ‘Defense’ Forces are murdering countless children …even those that are within UN shelters/safe zones are being bombed! Brutal massacres are being covered up through Israeli propaganda and media outlets. The truth is there if one has the will to seek it… don’t be a spoon-fed sheep in this troubled world, think for yourselves… as for Gaza and the Palestinian people well:

~ If patience was a country, Gaza would be the capital!

WikiLeaks has posted a searchable archive of more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 private documents belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment. This particular thread exposes some prominent figures in Hollywood discussing ways to whitewash Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. This is just the tip of the iceberg…other emails show Sony executives referring to Al Jazeera chief executive as “Hamas.”…JUST confirms what many of us already know. Hollywood is firmly in Israel’s corner! 1

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Israel Braking Palestinian Bones - Violation of Article 32 of the IV Geneva Convention

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kohenari asked:

Actually, Hamas was at its weakest point, politically, before the current rockets/air strikes. And Hamas *currently* has no defense against Israel in Gaza, as you might have seen on the news.

Where did you get this point,from other pro-Israel media outlets? Plus why make a mention of the “news” coverage of the conflict? Contributors are criticizing their own networks over the coverage because, as a lot of people agree, the media is acting as a speakerbox for Israel propaganda bullshit.

As Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza and human rights lawyer, told Amy Goodman, “Hamas…are part of us, part of our chemistry…They are competent. They can defend themselves. And I think they are doing fantastic with Israelis in Gaza.” When asked about Israel’s asinine defense that Hamas is the reason for killing innocent people, he responded “…[W]e are in defense of Palestinian blood and suffering and civilians.” If Hamas were so unpopular as you say, this advocate for Gaza would have said so.

But since you are so particular about getting your news from Israeli sources, why not ask journalist Amira Hass, the only Israeli journalist in Gaza and has actually spoken to Hamas members. “The great gain of Hamas is that it has united—or Israel, actually, has united also the opponents of Hamas who are behind Hamas. The people see the ability of Hamas and Islamic Jihad to launch missiles at Israel, toward Israel, while they are being attacked, and so severely, by such a strong military power, it’s already an achievement. And somebody told me it’s not about killing, it’s about a message, a message that we are not going—that if you expect Palestinians to give up the struggle against the end of occupation, you are mistaken. This is how Palestinians understand the missiles, the launching of missiles. It’s true that there are—also the international media gives a lot of—and also, of course, the Israeli—gives a lot of prominence to demands of Palestinians for revenge. But this is not so much about the revenge as the feeling that one is standing up against Israel. And this is something that the Palestinian Authority has not done. Israel has been really humiliating the Palestinian Authority for so many years, even though the Palestinian Authority has given so many—has had so many concessions and agreed with so many demands of the Israeli government. So people are weighing this, one against the other. And they, even secular, who really detest Hamas’ ideology, feel that right now Hamas represented them in saying, “No, we are not going to give up the struggle against occupation.”“

I hope you brush up on your expertise of the situation, really for the sake of your students, cause as moderate as you think you are, you’re skirting on important details. And if you really want to appear moderate on the issue, don’t title protests against Israel as anti-Semitic, or at least make sure to include pro-Kill-Palestinian protests that beat up dissenters and scream “Death to Arabs”.

Israel continues to bombard the Gaza Strip amidst talks over a ceasefire. Israeli military attacks today include the bombing of Gaza’s sole power plant and the heavy shelling of Khan Younis, killing six people and leaving at least 20 wounded. The Palestinian death toll is near 650, including more than 160 children. More than 4,000 have been wounded. According to Gaza officials, 475 houses have been totally destroyed, and more than 2,600 homes have been partially damaged. Israel has also struck 46 schools, 56 mosques and seven hospitals. Meanwhile, two more Israeli soldiers have been killed, bringing the Israeli military death toll inside Gaza to 29. A farm worker from Thailand also died inside Israel after being hit by rocket fire from Gaza.

Israel relentless in making Gazan’s lives a living hell or sending them quickly and violently to their graves. This is not self-defense. This is genocide witnessed by the globe as the world’s most powerful nations stand idly by, condoning the murders of innocent civilians.