Lethal force was used against yet another Palestinian – Mohammad Abu Jom’a. This is the 12th Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers this month; one Israeli was also killed during that time.
Shams was just playing football, but for Israeli occupation soldiers that’s enough to detain, arrest, beat, and threaten to kill an 11-year-old child – and it’s not just a fluke: CPT suggests that Israel is trying to “traumatize a generation.”
Yet another significant report points to Israeli guilt in the death of Shireen Abu Akleh: new forensic analysis shows she was “deliberately and repeatedly targeted” by an Israeli military sniper taking “precise and careful aim.” Palestinians filing at the ICC state that her assassination was in the context of wider “systematic targeting” of Palestinian journalists by Israeli occupation forces.
The report, published today, said Facebook and Instagram showed bias against Palestinians during a brutal Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip in May 2021.
Queen Elizabeth boycotted Israel, Charles hoped for “freedom, justice & equality to all Palestinians”
Queen Elizabeth was horrified by Israel’s occupation of Palestine, & refused invitations to visit Israel. In 2020 Prince Charles, on a trip to the West Bank, expressed his heartbreak over witnessing the ‘suffering’ and ‘hardship’ endured by the Palestinian population under Israeli occupation… He said his “dearest wish” was that the future would bring “freedom, justice and equality to all Palestinians…”
Weakening Iran & possibly even replacing its government is the most compelling issue for Israel & its powerful US domestic lobby, but the Israeli plan is much broader: to make the US the junior partner providing the money & weapons in an effort to militarily dominate the Middle East… Biden/Blinken administration caves on IDF killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, Syria, etc
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) calls out the Biden administration’s feeble response to Israel’s killing of a prominent American citizen: he asks the hard questions (why haven’t they been asked before?) that could trigger the withholding of US military aid to Israel.
Two Palestinian boys, aged 11 and 15, each lost sight in an eye after being shot by Israeli soldiers. The younger one has been denied entry into Israel to receive medical care because he is a ‘security risk.’ The older boy traveled to Jordan to try to save his eye.
In a 4-hour raid on a Palestinian village, Israeli soldiers shot teenager Odai Salah in the head with an expanding bullet, killing him, shot several others, stormed and ransacked homes, and threatened members of the Palestinian press.
Odai’s father stated, “The whole Palestinian people is like Odai. Killings have become daily, they happen in a monstrous way. We no longer have any dreams in this country.”
Nides did not mention the 49 Gazans, among them 17 children, killed by Israeli missile strikes in those “relatively calm” three days in August. (Nides is a lifelong Israel partisan who was a top executive at a firm that helped precipitate the 2007–08 financial crisis)