Friday, January 09, 2009

World outrage as almost one Israeli a day dies in Gaza conflict...


* The Times produces photographic evidence that the Israelis have been causing horrific injuries by raining white phosporous shells on civilians in Gaza - in breach of international laws, HEREand HERE...

* The United Nations suspends humanitarian operations in Gaza after two of their aid workers were killed in an Israeli rocket attack...

* The New York Times reports that the normally conservative International Red Cross issues a scathing condemnation of Israel for failing its obligations under international law to care for the wounded in a war-zone. Here's how the main ABC network in the United States reports the story, hopefully waking up the American public to the horror resulting in pressure on Condi Rice and George W. Bush to push Israel to make peace, rather than continue to give them the nod to bomb Gaza. (Israel has still not agreed to a ceasefire, but I expect they want at least another day of bombarding Gaza and in the face of mounting condemnation will agree to a ceasefire round late tomorrow or Saturday).

* The Canadian Government has the balls to blame Israel for the deaths of 40 - including many children - when they shelled a school being used by Gaza families trying to shelter from the Israeli attacks.

* UN figures reveal that 257 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli acrtion in the past fortnight and more than 1,000 children injured. Newsnight reports that 750 people have died in Gaza since Israel launched its offensive compared to just 11 Israelis.

Just another day of carnage in the war of the children in Gaza.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If they didn't have rockets thrown at them in the first place they wouldn't have to.

fairdealphil said...

yes, we need to stop the rockets being thrown into Israel, but international law demands that response is 'proportionate' and the past fortnight has been totally over the top.

Israel has to be held accountable for the actions of its troops.

And maybe this time, those who control Gaza's borders - the Israelis - could actually look at the refugee ghetto that has been created and deal with the real problem of why the rockets are thrown...

ian said...

Perhaps if Hamas were to stop using civilians as human sheilds, the civilian death toll would be close to zero.

fairdealphil said...

Tell that to the families of the 30 Palestinians killed after being evacuated by Israeli troops to a 'safe' which was later bombed by Israeli forces.

Sure, Hamas are no doubt a nasty bunch of extemists, and may, as you say, be using civilians as human shields.

But that doesn't excuse the Israelis from their responsibilities under international law.

They have to be accountable - not just on the level of the response (750 Palestinians dead in the past fortnight v 11 Israelis) but also UN allegations that they prevented wounded civilians getting to hospitals and whether they have used white phosperous against international law because of the horrific burns it causes.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's so sad how Palestinian babies, children and women (and don't forget those 1000 year old Orchards) continue to terrorize the Israelis. Those poor Israelis. They Israelis used White Phosphorous and Depleted Uranium on the (Lebananese) and the Gazans. Well guess what, Depleted Uranium has a half-life of 4 1/2 BILLION years, doesn't completely dissipate for 25 Billion years. Israel has poisoned itself too, just a wind is all that's needed. The Food, Crops, Air, Land, everything is now poisoned. Just wait til the birth defects start...Talk about cutting off noses to spite the face. Poetic Justice in my book! And if Gazans are terrorrists then I guess so were the American Rev'ists and William Wallace (Braveheart), when they both overthrew the brutal oppr'n of the British. (Acc'g to Brits) And so is any group or individual trying to fight for Freedom against Brutal Oppression and Occupation that believe people should be FREE to live in peace, harmony and security. My dog must be a terrorist too, cuz he hasn't invaded or bombed a Country to exterminate them, then tried to justify the UNJUSTIFIABLE.