Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.
Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), confirmed the bombing, saying that no warning was given by Israel before the missile hit.
"There are certainly multiple dead and injured," he told Al Jazeera.
The strike comes as the United Nations continued to stress the urgent need for an end to the bombardment of Gaza amid rising civilian deaths and a growing humanitarian crisis.
There is literally no limit to what Israel will do and get away with.
Gaza, a poem
By Nisha Bolsey
I’m walking and a man says, “If the Palestinians would just love their children more than they hate their enemy, the violence would be over.”
If only they would love their children.
If only they had chosen the four corners
(so they would die)
or kept them in the middle
(so they would die).
If only they would have brought four-day old Noura back to life.
If only they would kiss their children’s dead mouths and breathe life into them.
If only they would raise their arms to the sun to block the bombs with the palms of their hands.
If only they would dry the rivers of blood in the streets and pour them back into the hearts of their daughters and sons.
Why don’t they?
Why can’t they just pull out their own lungs and stick them into their slaughtered children’s chests?
Why can’t they just sing, 24 hours a day, louder than thunder, to prevent their ears from hearing the sound of bombs?
If only they would love their children, and carry their bodies up into the air, above the siege, past the blockade, into freedom.
If the Al-Batsh boys’ parents had really loved them,
they wouldn’t have let their insides be wrenched apart by the bomb that fell.
They would use their hands to hold their limbs together so that they could stay in one piece.
If only they would stop the vibrations which create sound,
the sound which crashes and bleeds through their children’s ears.
If only they would stop all light from traveling, so that their children wouldn’t have to see their sisters, cousins, fathers, brothers.
Dead on the floor.
Their house turning to rubble.
Their family turning to dust.
Their family turning to nothing.
Their world disappearing.
And why doesn’t their love sustain their children more than food?
Heal the wounds from the weapons?
They had seconds to leave before the bombing began.
They should have thrown their children out the window,
knowing they would take flight
with the wings their love had created.
If only they loved Mohammed, Ahed, Zakaria and Mohammed
to rise above their soccer game and change
the magnetic forces of the Earth,
to pull away the bomb,
headed for the beach.
Israel using illegal weapons in Gaza
July 21, 2014
Israeli occupation forces are using lethal and internationally banned weapons in their aggressive war against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, experts and witnesses said this morning.
Israeli warplanes fired white phosphorus munition in the eastern Gaza Strip. White phosphorus burns fiercely and can set cloth, fuel, ammunition and other materials on fire, and cause serious burns or death. It was heavily used by Israel during its savage war on Gaza in 2008/2009, and caused many severe casualties.
Meanwhile, witnesses said that the Israeli occupation used flechette bombs on Saturday in the Shujaya neighbourhood causing the death of 100 civilians in the bloodiest day Gaza has witnessed so far.
Doctors saw bodies with nail shrapnel, and removed them from the wounds of those who came into hospital. While, several people and journalists collected nails from bomb sites and posted their photos on Facebook.
In the early days of the Israeli war, Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert told a press conference in Al-Shifa Hospital that he found effects of DIME weapons on the bodies of the Palestinian casualties.
"A good number of the injuries seen here are consistent with the use of dense inert metal explosives, or DIME, that we saw during the 2009 attack and also in 2006," said Gilbert.
He continued: “The bodies are pretty much destroyed by the enormous energy released by the explosives that are shot near them or at them.”
Illegal weapons supplied by $8.5 million daily aid from the US to Israel.
This is disgusting did they just smack the walden instagram filter on her
This isn’t the Walden instagram filter otherwise the shirt color would have changed, they lightened her skin by a fucking lot.omg do you see this shit??? Ugh this makes me so mad
In a nutshell why I still to this day get insecure about my skin color. This pisses me off to no endWow they didn’t even try to be subtle wtf
This is terrible news.
After June’s $70 billion budget surplus, you’d think that the right would be ecstatic that the deficit has been reduced so much.
YOU WOULD THINK. From the article: “the CBO says the entire deficit for 2014 will “only” be $492 billion. That’s down from the over the $1.4 trillion deficitBush left when Obama took office in 2009.”
I think it’s time for us to collectively admit that Obama could reduce the deficit by two thirds, set new record highs for the Dow and the S&P, and facilitate 52 straight months of job growth (to the tune of nearly 10 million private-sector jobs) and Republicans STILL wouldn’t be happy.
And we know that, because he did all of those things, and they still aren’t happy.
Yeah, conservatives do the right thing for once and then get pissy when a democratic president enforces it.
They have fallen so deep into the hole of obstruction that they themselves have dug that they have no other alternative but to keep it up, even if it destroys the country.
An FYI, since I wasn’t familiar with this law: Bill Clinton signed the first version of this law in 2000, and W. reauthorized it three times during his presidency. Obama reauthorized it once, more than a year ago.
So, yes. Conservatives are mad Obama is following the law. Conservatives are mad Obama is doing anything. Conservatives are mad because Obama.
Anyone who thinks the migrant children escaping the drug war that we created should be deported or treated like criminal elements is a monster. These are children. Fuck, people, even Glenn Beck wants us to treat them with love and dignity. Even if the U.S. government weren’t required to immediately resettle undocumented children, we have obligations as human beings to help these children.
Just, fuck anyone who has any objection to these children. Fuck each and every one of them.