Amazing how the terrible unromantic cult of destruction is still not seen by some as what it is, a self inflicted cult, and that no one else can ever be blamed on whatever is going on there.
As Hamas Cuts Gaza Electricity, Sderot Israel BleedsIsrael News Agency, Israel – January 22, 2008 More than 10 Hamas missiles exploded in Sderot on Thursday morning, while children were on their way to school and kindergarten. My younger sister Liora… http://www.israelnewsagency.com/sderotisraelgazahamas
SSILES FALL DAILY ON SDEROTDafka – January 21, 2008 Since the first day of January until today, January 20th , over 430 Kassam missiles and mortars were launched towards Sderot, the Western Negev and … http://www.dafka.org/NewsGen.asp?S=4&PageID=1864
Sderot: Only 25% of students attend school Ynetnews, Israel – Jan 18, 2008 Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter visited Sdeort Friday, and was greeted by two Qassam rockets that landed near a school and local Kindergarten. … http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3495939,00.html
Barrage of rockets hits Sderot as kids go to school, Israel Insider, Israel – Jan 17, 2008 The Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades claimed responsibility for the ongoing barrage. Since the Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in mid-June 2007… http://web.israelinsider.com/Articles/Security/12578.htm
Rockets From Gaza Plague an Israeli Town http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jE2_RIv6dHiFyewvxAKLTx4dHzyAD8U95NQ80
Bombardment Of Sderot And Its Human Effects Evening Bulletin, PA – Jan 18, 2008 “Unfortunately, some parents are so scared that they are willing to get their children out of town at any price, even if this means missing school,” http://www.thebulletin.us/site/news.cfm?newsid=19210606&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=618959&rfi=6
Sderot Media Center… Israel – Jan 17, 2008 Hamas terrorists are being trained in Iran,” he noted bluntly. “They’re well trained, well equipped and their arsenal is growing. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/124953
Qassam lands in Sderot kindergarten – Israel News, YnetnewsYnet News: Rocket lands in schoolyard, damaging nearby buildings, including other adjacent schools. Kindergarten empty due to summer vacation; … http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3434446,00.html
Qassam hits kindergarten; 2 children lightly wounded – Israel News …Rocket lands next to kindergarten in town south of Ashkelon; 2 children hurt, … Thursday night five Qassams were fired towards Sderot and the Shaar … http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3282603,00.html
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1) A Summit based on Arabist false language. 2) Is Israel’s survival on the table?
Re: ILLEGAL Arab “Palestinians” have semantics
Let’s see, those Arab immigrants grandchildren, the so called “Palestinians”, don’t really pay much for their parents/grandparents, and their own crimes of initiating attacks on little Israel with a clear attempt of annihilation (What “occupation”? what was their plan in 1929, 1948, and all those years priort to 1967? and why are most attacks on innocent unarmed Israelis in: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya, Haifa, etc.?) So basically, they are back at square one, when the ILLEGAL Arab “Palestinians” refused the UN offer of a two states solution.
Now they have all the “moral” language all of a sudden? They can sing all day ñlong the fake excuse for the so called “occupation”, and Israel can’t even cry for it’s survival from Islamic Arab racist terrorism and genocide plans?
PA Objects to Use of ‘Terrorism’ in Draft Document – News Briefs …(IsraelNN.com) Gaps between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel on a joint statement before the Annapolis conference next week include PA objections … http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/136905
Notice this summit, it is all about what the Arabs demand, Arabs were always so good in exploiting kind Israelis’ urgent desire for peace, What else will the Israeli GIVERS not stop at???
But we were told that the Arabs hate us because of supposedly being biased against Arab “Palestinians”…
Wild Arabist writers/”activists” have been flooding us for years with brainwashing nonsense as if the Arab Muslim world is “enraged” mainly by the “Palestinian” Israeli conflict.
If only… — this is what they have been selling us for so many years — if only we’d be on the side of the “palestinian” Arabs, all would be singing kumbaya, the “peace loving” Arab world would just come rushing to embrace us.
Never mind the blatant daring hypocrisy of that Arab world, that never really cared about the Arab “Palestinian” brothers, on the contrary, it never allowed any improvement in their status, for fear of losing that anti-west card, (shoved at the westerners ever so often) of: “look at the poor ‘Palestinians'”.
The Arab nations keep the ‘Palestinians’ and their descendants in squalor. They are denied citizenship rights. They are denied work. They are denied property. They are denied their human rights because they are and always will be a political football in the Arab campaign against Israel.
The same vicious historic crimes, the Arab world leaders have been committing with this group of Arabs who call themselves (recently as) “Palestinians”, as in 1948, chasing them out with bragging promises of [ethnic cleansing and genocide] “throwing all the Jews into the sea”.
Even Jew haters “aryans-supremacists” have jumped the bashing-Israel wagon, oh no, not that they ever like the Arab BROWN “inferior” people, of course not! they’d like to get “rid” of them… as soon as possible, But for the time being, it can be used against the people they are so bitter jealous and hate so blindly, the Jews.
So the US has already helped in Israel’s giving away Gaza to the Arab “Palestinians” , an enormous sacrifice, uprooting entire families, communities, exposing and diminishing the little borderline with an enemy that is bent on eliminating Israel 24/7, when the only thing Israel got back is more support among their mainstream for Hamas type of advocating Genocide, still militants firing rockets into Israeli residential homes, still attempts of ‘genocide bombings’.
Where do Arabs stand in its anti-west, as well as in its use of the “Palestinian” propaganda card? Is it the same, better or worse?
So Israel has released hundreds of dangerous “Palestinian” terrorists, out of good will, how do “Palestinians” react? More demands, Qassam missiles aimed at Israeli kindergartens are still on, why not?
Where do Arabs stand in its anti-west, as well as in its use of the ‘Palestinian’ propaganda card? Is it the same, better or worse?
Annapolis 2007: President George W. Bush and Sec. Condoleeza Rice are pushing hard on Israel to give even more to Arabs that never manage to make one iota of investing in peace, not even reducing its media’s demon-ization of Israel.
Where do Arabs stand in its anti-west, as well as in its use of the ‘Palestinian’ propaganda card? Is it the same, better or worse?
IDF Concerned Hamas May Detonate Tunnels to Derail Summit
And what if… Bush succeeds in a big historic push for Arab “Palestinians” sake/favor (a group of people that never wanted to be improved, that has chosen death cult over life at any given opportunity by kind Israelis)? But we were told that the Arabs hate us because of supposedly being biased against Arab “Palestinians”…
How many Arabists will welcome any improvement in relations among Arabs & Israel?
OK, ENOUGH OF THE NONSENSE FOR SO LONG, NOW, TO THE PROBLEM/S
But don’t bet on Arabists ever to bother using real logical questions, the REAL ISSUES to be brought up, like, Are the Arabs, Muslims ready yet for democracy & free societies, have tnheir mainstream education in mosques & madsassas really strat to change? Is all of their media began to be less hateful of the “other”?
As you won’t expect any true points, matters that matter to be discussed, as they don’t sit well with their propaganda.
Even though it will answer all above points, plus: Iraq war, Lebanon, and other Arab on Arab, Muslim on Muslim violence.
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|A Palestinian child sits on the shoulders of gunmen during a Fatah march in the West Bank town city of Jenin, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. The demonstrators protested against Hamas gunmen who opened fire on a large crowd of Fatah supporters on Monday killing eight people.(AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)|
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas rulers issued an edict Wednesday banning journalists from working in the coastal strip unless they submit to sweeping press restrictions, and it said it would soon impose new restraints on public gatherings.
The moves, which follow the arrests of hundreds of opposition activists, appeared to be part of an intensifying clampdown after the Islamic militant group was confronted with a mass demonstration called by the rival Fatah movement that led to violence.
Monday’s march by 250,000 Gazans was the biggest challenge to Hamas since its fighters seized control of the territory in June. Discontent is growing, in part because Israel’s closure of Gaza’s borders after the takeover has shut factories, cost thousands of jobs and driven up prices.
“The movement is under pressure, has lost its balance, and they are taking irrational decisions, such as restricting media coverage,” said Hani al-Masri, an analyst in the Fatah-controlled West Bank. “This shows how deep the crisis is within Hamas.”
The crackdown began toward the end of Monday’s protest, when Hamas police fired on hundreds of people throwing stones. Eight civilians were killed and dozens wounded by gunfire.
Hamas later rounded up more than 400 Fatah activists, and it followed up Wednesday by announcing media restrictions and saying it planned to curb public assemblies.
Gaza’s Interior Ministry said journalists who do not hold Hamas-issued press cards would not be allowed to work in the territory.
News organizations have resisted getting the cards because that entails submitting to restrictions which include a vague ban on stories that “cause harm to national unity” or do not uphold “national responsibilities.”
The restrictions were first enacted in 1995 when Fatah was in power, and that group used the rules to crack down on Hamas.
“The government will not allow any reporter or photographer to work unless they get the press card,” said a statement on the Interior Ministry’s Web site. “This decision came after the rally of the Fatah movement in which dozens of cameramen and photographers were observed, not working for any media organization, but using these cameras for political parties and for personal reasons.”
After the restrictions were issued, Hamas police briefly detained a Palestinian cameraman for Germany’s ARD TV.
The cameraman, Sawwah Abu Sayef, said he was filming in the southern town of Khan Younis when he was escorted to a police station. He said he was asked whether he had a press card and whom he worked for. He was released after an hour.
Hamas issued a statement denying it detained the cameraman, saying police only asked a group of reporters to identify their employers.
The Tel Aviv-based Foreign Press Association, representing foreign journalists in Israel and the Palestinian areas, condemned what it called “harassment of Palestinian journalists in Gaza by Hamas security forces.”
In a statement, the association also objected to the new rules. “The authorities in Gaza are urged to respect press freedom and to allow all journalists to pursue their work without intimidation or interference,” it said.
Interior Ministry spokesman Ihab Ghussen said the government also planned to impose as yet undefined restrictions on “any rally, march or public event” in Gaza.
About 30 Fatah activists rounded up after Monday’s protest were released Wednesday, including Mohammed al-Nahal, a party district leader in Gaza City.
Al-Nahal said he was held for 36 hours, smacked while blindfolded and asked to sign a paper saying he would adhere to the decisions of the government, including seeking permission for holding future rallies.
“I refused to sign and asked them to tell me if Fatah was a banned organization so I can convey the message to my leaders,” he said. “They said no, it wasn’t.”
Hamas’ drive to cement its grip on Gaza coincides with efforts by moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israel to bridge differences ahead of a summit in the U.S. this month. The conference is aimed at relaunching peace talks and bolstering Abbas in his struggle with Hamas.
The two sides disagree on key issues, including the implementation of short-term peace obligations under the “road map” peace plan, which was dormant for years but is being revived by Washington.
The U.S. wants each side to meet obligations of the road map’s first phase. That calls for Israel to freeze all settlement construction and dismantle dozens of West Bank settlement outposts, while the Palestinians are supposed to disarm militant groups and prevent attacks on Israel.
Palestinian negotiators contend they have started meeting their security obligations but say Israel has done nothing on its requirements.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz said Wednesday that an Israeli delegation was going to Washington to negotiate with the U.S. on terms of a partial settlement freeze. That would contradict the road map, which says Israel must freeze all construction without exception.
Israeli government spokeswoman Miri Eisin said that “Israel is committed to fulfilling our side of the road map.” However, she would not confirm whether Israel would halt settlement construction, even partially.
The U.S. consul general in Jerusalem, Jacob Walles, went for a firsthand look Wednesday at the performance of Abbas’ security forces in the West Bank city of Nablus, a former militant stronghold was chosen as a test case by the Palestinian government for its forces.
“The Palestinian security forces have made some progress, and the condition in the streets is better,” said Walles, who was accompanied by Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.