Monday, 2 January 2012


In Gaza Memorium–Barak: Gaza probe shows IDF among world’s “most moral armies”

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The Israel Defense Forces announced on Wednesday that an internal investigation has determined that no civilians were purposefully harmed by IDF troops during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.
Following the release of the investigation results, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the army’s willingness to probe itself “once again proves that the IDF is one of the most moral armies in the world.

“The IDF is not afraid to investigate itself and in that, proves that its operations are ethical,” said Barak. The defense minister added that he has “complete faith in the IDF, from the chief of staff to the last of the combat soldiers.”   The inquiries were performed by five IDF colonels who were not involved in the fighting in Cast Lead, and examined reports of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, medical personnel and facilities, United Nations facilities, and also the use of white phosphorous.

The investigation, which was supervised by IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, did find cases of civilians killed by mistaken fire on the part of IDF troops, but said the incidents were isolated.
Deputy IDF Chief of Staff General Dan Harel said that in the dozens of cases they examined, they found that throughout Cast Lead the IDF “adhered to international law and maintained a high level of professionalism and morality.”

The most glaring case of mistaken fire found by the inquiry was the attack on the Al-Dahiyeh family home in the Gaza City neighborhood of Zeitoun, in which 21 members of the same family were killed.

In the incident, the IDF called a household that was suspected of being a weapons storehouse and told the residents to evacuate, saying an attack was imminent.

The subsequent IAF strike, which was targeting a suspected weapons storehouse, landed dozens of meters from its target, slamming into the Al-Dahiyeh household.

The mistaken fire reportedly came as a result of a malfunction in the targeting system of the aircraft carrying out the mission.

The IDF has called the incident “regretful”, but said it resulted from “an operational mistake that is bound to happen during intensive fighting.”

Another incident reported in the probe’s findings was the case of an IAF attack on a truck that military intelligence had reported was carrying Grad rockets. After the attack, which killed 8 Palestinians, including 4 Hamas gunmen, it was determined that the truck was transporting gas canisters.

Tibi: No reason to acknowledge IDF inquiry

MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List) on Wednesday criticized the findings of the probe, saying “there’s no reason to acknowledge the IDF inquiry, which comes from a murderous, secretive, and moaning army known for being murderous and for complaints and cover-ups.”

Tibi said “if these hundreds of civilians were killed knowingly, that is a war crime, and under Israeli law, it is considered even more severe.”

Tibi added that he is “not surprised that the IDF has refused to cooperate with UN probes of mass killings in Gaza.”

Head of the Hadash party Mohammed Barakeh also blasted the report, saying those who performed the inquiry are obscuring the truth about “war crimes that Israel committed in Gaza. There is a price for committing war crimes, and also for mistakes that cause war crimes.”

Barakeh also criticized the source of the inquiry, saying “military officials are not commissions of inquiry, there are a part of the system that perpetrated these crimes, and is carrying out a cover-up.”

Barakeh added that eventually those responsible for the “war crimes” will be brought to trial “from those at the top of the pyramid, all the way down to rank-and-file soldiers.”

Human rights group B’Tselem IDF inquiry “flawed”

An Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, called the military’s investigation flawed. and said it “does not answer the need for an independent inquiry outside the army that would look at the whole range of violations the army is incapable of looking at.”

“It shows how important it is that Israel cooperate with the fact-finding mission of [Richard] Goldstone that would look at violations,” said spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli, speaking on behalf of a group of human rights groups that have made this demand in the past.

Goldstone, a former United Nations chief prosecutor for war crimes, was recently appointed to head a UN investigation into atrocities allegedly committed during Israel’s three-week war against Gaza’s Islamic Hamas rulers.

The investigation called by the UN’s Human Rights Council was only supposed to look at Israeli conduct. But Goldstone did not accept the assignment until the mandate was changed to also examine Palestinian actions.

Israel has not said whether it would cooperate with the Goldstone investigation. But it has rejected council investigations in the past, calling them biased.

Among questions being raised is whether Israel used disproportionate force and failed to protect civilians.

In one case, Israeli artillery fire reportedly hit near a UN school where hundreds of Gazans had sought refuge, killing an estimated 42 people. Israeli said its troops were responding to fire from militants near the school, and both the incident and number of casualties have been disputed.

In another instance, Gazans allege Israeli soldiers ordered 110 civilians into a warehouse, then shelled it the next day, killing 30. Israel denies the army targeted the warehouse.
Israel also has been criticized for using white phosphorus weapons, which can be legitimately used in war to create smoke screens or provide illumination.

But rights activists have said its use over populated areas can indiscriminately burn civilians and constitute a war crime.

Israel says its army took great care to avoid harming civilians in Gaza, preceding some airstrikes with leaflets or phone calls warning civilians to flee – a contention confirmed by Gaza residents.
Israel is preparing for potential legal action, barring the media from publishing pictures of officers’ faces and their names for fear of investigations. It has promised legal and financial support for any officers facing trial, despite the difficulty of prosecuting Israelis.


Operation Cast Lead Remembered–’I watched an Israeli soldier shoot dead my two little girls’

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Grieving Palestinian father says children were killed after family obeyed order from troops to leave Gaza home

Police investigate reports of attack on Islamic center

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The attacks resulted in damage but no injuries, the New York Police Department said.

Santorum–I will bomb Iran nuclear sites

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US Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said he would bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities upon his election as president if Tehran does not open up its sites for international arms inspectors.

Lest We Forget–1 January 2009: The Nasla family

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“I wish that if our fate is to die, that we die together, I wouldn’t want anybody left to have to bear this sort of pain”

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    I am a sovereign Freeman-on-the-land (or I would like to believe so), serve only GOD and no earthling or government. Never voted and never belonged to any religious or political group.

    I have been defending John Anthony Hill (Muad'Dib) ALL ALONE until I saw him win his case. After recently meeting with Pr Nick Kollerstrom, I tried to follow up my struggle with him, but he has apparently found me unqualified.

    I allow only commentaries that bring provable facts to my postings and no distraction from the issues raised.

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    #20 by Pro-Gentile on July 23, 2012 - 3:01 am

    Here’s a quote from the youtube page in which this video is found :


    Islam comes from the people of Ishmael. Yet Psalms 83:2-6 says the people of Ismael are the enemies of the children of Israel.

    Who is who’s enemy…?

    #21 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on July 23, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    #20 by Pro-Gentile on July 23, 2012 – 3:01 am

    “Islam comes from the people of Ishmael. Yet Psalms 83:2-6 says the people of Ismael are the enemies of the children of Israel. ”

    Please, don’t promote this Jewish or Judeo Christian garbage and lies!

    Islam does not come from “the people of Ishmael”, but well before the first humans of the new generation appeared on earth. I bet you do not even know the meaning of the word ISLAM!

    Of course, the Israelist thieves have a damn good reason to accuse the “people of Ishmael” supposedly to mean ARABS because they STOLE Ishmael first born rights and inheritance, which did not mean real estate, property, but RESPONSIBILITY AS THE ELDEST OF THE FAMILY and called him the “BASTARD SON OF ABRAHAM”! I read this in the Talmud about somebody else!

    Today, Arabs are again accused by the Israelists of being the ETERNAL ENEMY OF “JEWS”, because they (the notorious thieves) have now STOLEN THE WHOLE OF PALESTINE!

    Farrakhan said one hundred or more good things with which I agree, the PEG, but I do not concentrate on the few I disagree with, the STRAW.

    He is one kind of a Muslim and there are many other kinds. But, few people appreciate his worth even if I disagree on certain issues because they are not interested in the truth.


    #22 by Pro-Gentile on July 23, 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Of course, the Israelist thieves have a damn good reason to accuse the “people of Ishmael” supposedly to mean ARABS because they STOLE Ishmael first born rights and inheritance, which did not mean real estate, property, but RESPONSIBILITY AS THE ELDEST OF THE FAMILY

    That was my point. I guess I wasn’t clear.

    #23 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on July 23, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    #22 by Pro-Gentile on July 23, 2012 – 2:14 pm

    “That was my point. I guess I wasn’t clear.”

    16:40 PM
    I came back from the dentist, a charming very young Romanian young woman. She said my molar tooth had to be pulled out. I said no unless I get an implant in its place. She said: this will cost you £2,000. I said this is a rip off; it costs more than gold. She said no; this is what it costs!

    Jews have a monopoly not only on gold, diamonds, optical lenses, uranium, plutonium, and other stuffs that are not rare but that they have made rare, but also on enamel! What a world. So, I’ll try my luck in Paris or Nice as soon as possible. In the mean time, let me kill myself slowly with “antibiotics”! The oilpulling did not seem to work, but I keep using Jasmine oil just in case.

    Was it not George Bernard Shaw who said the “Old Testament” was a dangerous book and should be kept locked up? Arabs are not A RACE, but a mixture of biological types! In that sense, JESUS WAS AN ARAB! “Jehovah” was definitely not an Arab as he said he came from outer space, an alien, and wanted the Israelists to bring him all the gold and precious stones, perfumes and other material they could STEAL and not come to near him or else he would destroy (nuke) them!

    YA HU WA (YHWH) in Arabic means HE IS or when in reported speech I AM. But, European “antisemites” failed to understand this subtlety and they called God “IAM” as reported by Moses and as we can see in the Jewish film “The Ten COmmandments” where the Israelists are falsely portrayed as SLAVES and as PYRAMID BUILDERS with only RUDIMENTARY TOOLS!

    Sorry, love, if I am not read you correctly. Even the term “Gentile” means only NATION (GENS as in French) and not CATTLE as in GOY(IM)!

    Take care