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  • Massive drop in support for Netanyahu — poll (down to 38% from 82% last month)

    08/25/2014 3:04:59 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 25, 2014, 10:28 pm
    Channel 2 reports survey showing nearly 50-point slide in prime minister’s approval rating A poll released Monday evening showed a massive drop in the Israeli public’s opinion of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance, as well as dissatisfaction with the way the government is handling the needs of southern communities battered by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. The poll, commissioned by Channel 2 and conducted by Shiluv Millward Brown, showed that on August 25 — 49 days into Operation Protective Edge — only 38 percent of Israelis “supported” Netanyahu, while a full 50% were dissatisfied, according to a Monday news...
  • Goldstone Report Judge Named to UNHRC Gaza Probe

    08/25/2014 12:47:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2014, 6:47 PM | (AFP/Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Former New York judge Mary McGowan Davis was appointed on Monday to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) commission investigating Israel’s Operation Protective Edge and that actions of the Hamas terrorist group. The move comes after Lebanese-born British lawyer Amal Alamuddin—Hollywood star George Clooney’s fiancée—turned down her nomination citing existing professional commitments. The selection of McGowan Davis is par for the course for UNHRC’s probe, given that the judge was part of the 2009 Goldstone committee which accused Israel of “war crimes” in Operation Cast Lead. Israel rejected the findings of the report which many assessed as blatantly biased, and...
  • IDF Reveals the Gaza That the UN is Hiding

    08/25/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2014, 8:38 PM | Ari Yashar
    An informative new video posted to YouTube on Monday by the IDF shows how the damage in Gaza reported by the UN is only giving half of the picture, and skewing the facts on the ground. In the video maps published by the UN showing Gaza buildings damaged in Operation Protective Edge are represented by red dots. However, the video goes on to clarify how these buildings—which include private homes, hospitals and schools—are being used to launch rockets and attacks from terror tunnels. …
  • 4-year-old Israeli boy killed by mortar fired from UNRWA school in Gaza

    08/22/2014 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the United Nations. As I wrote on July 29: “There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s investigative or intelligence apparatus.” Enough is enough. The UN should be defunded and expelled from the United States. “4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From UNRWA School in Gaza,” Algemeiner, August 22, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in...
  • Jewish groups accuse UN chief of being one-sided

    08/13/2014 1:57:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 4:50 PM EDT | Trenton Daniel
    Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their concerns, presenting a letter that listed what they said were 19 violations of international law by Hamas that have gone ignored, said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group with an office in New York. Chief among their demands was a need for the U.N. to investigate rocket attacks by Hamas, which controls the...
  • UN Names Panel to Investigate Israeli ‘War Crimes’

    08/11/2014 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 8/12/2014, 12:13 AM | Elad Benari
    A three-member panel appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will investigate allegations that Israel violated humanitarian law in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The commission of inquiry will be headed by Canada’s William Schabas, an international law professor at Middlesex University in London who served on the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 2002 to 2004, the UN council said in an e-mailed statement to the news website. The other members are Amal Alamuddin, a British-Lebanese lawyer who previously worked at the International Court of Justice, and Doudou Diene of Senegal, the...
  • MSNBC Anchor: Israel Responsible For Deaths Equal To "One-Hundred 9/11's" In Gaza

    08/06/2014 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | John Nolte
    MSNBC being left-wing is nothing new. But it is beyond the pale for an MSNBC anchor to say that Israel's war of self defense against terrorists (who use children and civilians as human shields) has resulted in Israel being responsible for deaths equal to "one hundred 9/11s."
  • Unwavering Support of Israel Harms U.S. Interests, Encourages Extremism (He's serious!)

    08/06/2014 2:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Professor Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University
    The blatant partiality of the United States in favor of Israel has already turned the words “peace process” into a bitter joke. Over many decades, American indulgence of Israel has blighted prospects of any resolution of the conflict with the Palestinians. Consequently, occupation has been entrenched and Israeli colonization of the West Bank and East Jerusalem has metastasized, going from under 200,000 illegal settlers in 1991 to over 600,000 today. This partiality only increases when Israel goes to war. By guaranteeing Israel impunity in its military actions, the United States has contributed massively to the bloodshed in Gaza in recent...
  • How to Fix It: Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor

    08/05/2014 5:38:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08/05/2014 | Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson
    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the powerless certainty that more will die, that more are being killed every hour. This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among the Palestinian factions was announced in April. This was a major concession by Hamas, in opening Gaza to joint control under a technocratic...
  • WH Advisor Jarrett: Attacks on Gaza Hospitals ‘Indefensible’

    08/03/2014 11:03:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 3, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    On Face the Nation Sunday morning, senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said that Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals were “indefensible.” “This is why the ceasefire is so important,” Jarrett said. “It’s a devastating situation. Israel absolutely has the right to defend itself, and we are Israel’s staunchest ally. But you also can’t condone the killing of all of these innocent children.” “I think everyone involved is frustrated,” Jarrett said. “But you can’t let your frustration get in the way of trying to be a constructive player here, and that’s what [Obama's] determined to do.”
  • Valerie Jarrett: White House Can't Condone Israel's 'Killing of All of These Innocent Children'

    08/03/2014 10:12:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 3, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said the Israeli strikes near civilian areas can not be "condoned."(continued)
  • Was a UN School in Gaza Really Bombed? (Update: No, It Wasn’t)

    08/04/2014 7:53:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/04/2014 | Rick Moran
    The UN is going bonkers because they say another one of their schools in Gaza was shelled. Ten people were killed and dozens injured, but read this account carefully from The Guardian: A deadly attack on a school in the city of Rafah in the south of Gaza has been denounced as a “moral outrage” and “criminal act” by the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon. At least 10 people were killed and dozens more wounded after a projectile struck a street outside the school gates on Sunday morning.The school was sheltering more than 3,000 people displaced by fighting in...
  • UN Seeks to Prosecute Israelis for "War Crimes" in Global Court

    08/05/2014 5:00:40 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 August 2014 | Alex Newman
    UN Seeks to Prosecute Israelis for "War Crimes" in Global Court The New American 04 August 2014 After the United Nations was caught last month giving rockets found at UN “schools” in Gaza to the terrorist group Hamas, the UN’s top “human rights” bureaucrat accused Israel of perpetrating possible “war crimes” — for, among other actions, refusing to share with Hamas its Iron Dome defense technology that protects Israeli territory and civilians from Arab missile attacks. The widely criticized UN official’s accusation, made in a press conference about the ongoing conflict, prompted a mixture of ridicule and outrage around...
  • Captured Hamas Combat Manual Explains Benefits of Human Shields

    08/04/2014 10:22:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | August 4, 2014 | Staff
    IDF forces in the Gaza Strip found a Hamas manual on “Urban Warfare,” which belonged to the Shuja’iya Brigade of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. The manual explains how the civilian population can be used against IDF forces and reveals that Hamas knows the IDF is committed to minimizing harm to civilians. Throughout Operation Protective Edge, Hamas has continuously used the civilian population of Gaza as human shields. The discovery of a Hamas “urban warfare” manual by IDF forces reveals that Hamas’ callous use of the Gazan population was intentional and preplanned. This Hamas urban warfare manual exposes two...
  • France Turns On Israel: ‘Security Does Not Justify Massacre’

    08/05/2014 11:30:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 8/4/14 | Ronak Kallainpur
    PARIS: Israel’s right to security does not justify its actions in Gaza, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday, as he called for a political solution to be “imposed” by the international community. “How many more deaths will it take to stop what must be called the carnage in Gaza?” Fabius said in a statement. “The tradition of friendship between Israel and France is an old one and Israel’s right to security is total, but this right does not justify the killing of children and the slaughter of civilians.” The statement comes amid global outrage over an Israeli strike next...
  • Will captured Hamas manual on using human shields help Israel block war crimes trials?

    08/05/2014 6:08:23 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-5-14 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    According to the IDF the posted pages of the manual focus on urban warfare, and discuss the benefits to Hamas when its own civilians' homes are destroyed. The Tuesday meeting of Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki with the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Office is likely far less significant than it seems. First, the Palestinians threaten over and over again to file complaints against Israelis in the ICC, but have consistently failed to pull the trigger. Also, though “Palestine” can probably overcome the statehood obstacles that blocked the Palestinians from filing war-crimes complaints against Israelis after Operation Cast Lead (2009),...
  • UN Chief: This is the Last Time We’ll Rebuild Gaza

    08/06/2014 6:47:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2014, 3:44 AM | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday that the organization is ready to help rebuild Gaza but it would be “the last time”. Ban opened a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with an appeal for a lasting peace as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was holding for a second day. “The senseless cycle of suffering in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in Israel must end,” he was quoted by AFP as having told the 193-nation assembly. After three wars in Gaza in six years, the UN secretary general warned that...
  • Captured Hamas Urban Warfare Manual Encourages Human Shields

    08/05/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-5-14 | Ari Soffer
    The IDF has published excerpts from a captured Hamas combat manual on "Urban Warfare", showing how the Islamist terrorist group exploits civilian casualties - and the knowledge that the IDF will seek to avoid them - to its advantage. The IDF says the manual was captured in Shujaiya suburb of Gaza City, which was the scene of particularly heavy fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. Among other things, the manual urges Hamas fighters to exploit the IDF's desire to minimize civilian casualties, noting: "The soldiers and commanders (of the IDF) must limit their use of weapons...
  • Hamas Combat Manual Endorses Use of Civilian Human Shields

    08/05/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 5, 2014 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    JERUSALEM -- A captured Hamas combat manual belonging to the Al-Qassam Brigades, the terrorist organization's military wing, confirms what Hamas sympathizers and the United Nations have done their best to ignore for weeks: Hamas deliberately uses its civilians as human shields, and knows that Israel will take extreme precautions not to kill those civilians. According to the contents of the manual, posted on the IDF blog, Hamas calls civilians "pockets of resistance" that force Israeli soldiers into several sets of problems:
  • The U.N. Handmaiden of Hamas

    08/08/2014 5:06:51 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 7, 2014 | CLAUDIA ROSETT
    The relief agency in Gaza, financed in part by the U.S., has become a patron of Palestinian grievance. On Wednesday, as a truce held between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group ..., United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed the U.N. General Assembly. "The senseless cycle of suffering" must end, he said, asking: "Do we have to continue like this: build, destroy, and build, and destroy?" For answers, the secretary-general would do well to look at the U.N.'s own main agency in Gaza, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, better known as Unrwa....
  • Greenfield: The UNRWA is Hamas

    08/07/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, August 05, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, August 05, 2014 The UNRWA is Hamas Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The UNRWA is on the front lines of the Hamas War in Gaza. In the headlines, its schools are forever being fired on or found to be stockpiling rockets. If individual Gazans are being used as human shields, the UNRWA often seems as if it is one big organizational human shield. But the UNRWA isn't Hamas' human shield. The UNRWA is Hamas. The "UN" part of the UNRWA, the blue logos and symbols, fool us into thinking of it as an international humanitarian...
  • BREAKING: Sunday’s Gaza UNRWA School Bombing Was COMPLETELY STAGED

    08/05/2014 3:28:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-5-2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday the Obama White House criticized Israel for firing on terrorists operating near a United Nations School in Gaza. Ten people were reportedly killed when Israel targeted terrorists on a motorcycle near the school. The Obama State Department said: The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least ten more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed. But it was all a hoax. Hamas staged the entire media spectacle. Via Jihad Watch: (video) The Israeli shell hit just outside of the UN school targeting and killing...
  • Why Hamas stores its weapons inside hospitals, mosques and schools (from Washington Post!!)

    08/04/2014 8:16:45 AM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31 | By Terrence McCoy July 31
    The United Nations found troves of rockets hidden in three UN schools since the conflict began. “We condemn the group or groups who endangered civilians placing these munitions in our school,” Chris Gunness, spokesman for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said Wednesday. “This is yet another flagrant violation of the neutrality of our premises. We call on all the warring parties to respect the inviolability of U.N. property.” Earlier this month, the United Nations also found rockets piled inside one of its vacant schools — near other schools used to accommodate displaced people. Inside a Gaza Strip mosque in...
  • U.S. Blasts Israel for 'Disgraceful' Attack on UN School

    08/03/2014 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    inn ^ | 8/3/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel was once again criticized on Sunday for an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza, which the United States said was “disgraceful”. According to the AFP news agency, in one of the most strongly-worded statements yet from Washington since the conflict began nearly a month ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States was "appalled" by the attack on the school in Rafiah. At least 10 people were killed in the shelling, the third time in 10 days that a UN school has been hit in fighting. "The United States is appalled by today's disgraceful shelling...
  • UN Blasts Israel for Not Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas

    08/01/2014 1:26:28 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 81 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Aug 1 , 2014 | Elad Benari
    In what may be one of the most ridiculous accusations yet against Israel, the UN's top human rights official condemned Israel on Thursday for failing to share the Iron Dome anti-missile system with Hamas, Breitbart reports. According to the report, human rights commissioner Navi Pillay condemned Israel’s military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, telling reporters that Israel was “deliberately defying International Law... in a way that may constitute war crimes.” "There is a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes,” Breitbart quoted Pillay as saying following...
  • Israelis Know Hamas Leaders Hiding in Shifa Hospital Because They Built the Bunkers

    08/01/2014 10:03:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    The Tower ^ | 07.31.14
    Israel knows that the leaders of the terrorist group Hamas are headquartered the Shifa hospital in Gaza: It was Israel that build the hospital – including the bunker in the basement that Hamas uses as its headquarters. The Israelis are so sure about the location of the Hamas bunker, however, not because they are trying to score propaganda points, or because it has been repeatedly mentioned in passing by Western reporters—but because they built it. Back in 1983, when Israel still ruled Gaza, they built a secure underground operating room and tunnel network beneath Shifa hospital—which is one among several...
  • Defund the UNRWA

    08/01/2014 5:00:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 1, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Defund the UNRWAPosted By Daniel Greenfield On August 1, 2014 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments The UNRWA is on the front lines of the Hamas War in Gaza. In the headlines, its schools are forever being fired on or found to be stockpiling rockets. If individual Gazans are being used as human shields, the UNRWA often seems as if it is one big organizational human shield.But the UNRWA isn’t Hamas’ human shield. The UNRWA is Hamas.The “UN” part of the UNRWA, the blue logos and symbols, fool us into thinking of it as an international...
  • Militants ‘blow up UNRWA clinic,’ killing 3 soldiers (terror tunnel inside)

    08/01/2014 1:26:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 30, 2014, 8:47 pm | Updated: July 31, 2014, 2:00 am | Mitch Ginsburg
    Three IDF soldiers were killed Wednesday morning in Gaza in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed a tunnel entry shaft, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander, Brig. Gen. Micky Edelstein, said in a briefing. After describing certain precautionary measures, Edelstein said, “And then we enter with our people, and they [the militants], from the very same terror tunnel, they blow up half the clinic on our troops.” “They blow [up] the UNRWA clinic on our troops.” UNRWA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. …
  • White House Blames Israel for UNRWA School Deaths

    07/31/2014 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/14
    The United States said Thursday there was little doubt Israeli artillery was the source of a "totally indefensible" strike that killed 16 people at a UN school in Gaza. White House spokesman Josh Earnest noted that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said all available evidence pointed to Israeli artillery and that the Israeli government had acknowledged its forces were firing in the area in response to Hamas fire near the school. “So while we underscore the importance of a full and prompt investigation of this tragic incident, as well as a shelling of other UN facilities and schools that have...
  • Booby-Trapped Explosives Built into Walls of UNRWA Clinic

    07/31/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Piranha · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) ^ | July 31, 2014 | Uzi Baruch and Elad Benari
    New details have emerged about the booby-trapped clinic explosion that killed three IDF Maglan unit soldiers in Gaza earlier this week - Sergeant First Class Matan Gottlieb, 21, from Rishon LeZion; Sergeant First Class Omar Chai, 21, from Savion; and Sergeant First Class Guy Algranati, 20, of Tel Aviv, hy"d. Over eighty kilograms of explosives were built into the UN-funded hospital's walls themselves, it was cleared for publication Thursday - revealing that the clinic itself was built to mask, and perform, potential acts of terror on the IDF. Moreover, the clinic was built over tens of terror tunnels, according to...
  • 3 IDF soldiers killed in booby-trapped UNRWA clinic

    07/30/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/3014 | Mitch Ginsburg
    Three IDF soldiers were killed on Wednesday in Gaza in an explosion at a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic that housed the opening of a tunnel, the IDF’s Gaza Division commander, Brig. Gen. Micky Edelstein, said. Two of the three were named as Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib, 21, of Rishon Lezion, and Staff Sgt. Omer Chai, 21, of Savion. The three troops, part of the elite Maglan unit, were taking precautionary measures in efforts to limit damage to the structure before eliminating the tunnel, when the explosives detonated in the small building.
  • Third rocket arsenal found in UN school in Gaza

    07/29/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/29/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s investigative or intelligence apparatus. In any case, if we had a President who had America and its allies’ best interests at heart, that President could announce that no U.S. funds would go to the United Nations if any more jihad rockets were found in its schools — and the schools would thenceforth be clear of the rockets. “THIRD Rocket Arsenal Found At UN School...
  • UN Blasted for Giving Rockets Found in Gaza School to Hamas

    07/26/2014 4:39:03 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | July 25, 2014 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations is facing tough criticism and allegations of major misconduct after caches of rockets were found hidden at a UN-run school in Gaza before reportedly being handed to terrorists, sparking a global scandal that threatens to further undermine the credibility of the dictator-dominated world body. Making matters even worse, after being found, the U.S. taxpayer-funded UN “Relief and Works Agency” (UNRWA) handed the deadly rockets over to Hamas, the terrorist group that runs Gaza with an iron fist and hides behind Arab civilians while firing thousands of rockets into Israel. Now the global outfit is complaining that its...
  • Israel Calls Out UNRWA for Claiming IDF Shelled School UNRWA's claims that an evacuation of a Gaza

    07/24/2014 8:30:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 7/24/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel on Thursday called out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed in an Israeli attack, reports the Washington Free Beacon. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility. UNRWA released a statement claiming, “UNRWA had been attempting to negotiate with the [IDF] a pause in the fighting during which they would guarantee a safe corridor to relocate...
  • FIFTEEN Palestinians Dead After Hamas Refuses to Allow Civilians to Escape Shelter

    07/24/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/14 | Jim Hoft
    Today at least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school in northern Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon condemned the attack. The IDF said it was looking into the matter. Last night the IDF told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. But Hamas refused to let the civilians leave the area.
  • Hamas Terror Tunnels: What Did the UN Know and When Did It Know It?

    07/25/2014 3:42:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | Roger Simon
    Amidst news the Israelis have turned down secretary of State Kerry’s latest, apparently Qatar-inspired, ceasefire, not to mention the other day’s nauseatingly familiar anti-Israel fusillade from the mega-Orwellian UN Human Rights Council, comes word that Hamas had been planning a gigantic attack on Israel this September via its dozens of tunnels.From the Gatestone Institute [1]: Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today [2] by the Israeli daily Maariv.The Hamas...
  • IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties ___ UNRWA blamed for civilian deaths

    07/25/2014 5:27:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 24, 2014 6:01 pm | BY: Adam Kredo
    However, in an unusual move late Thursday, multiple IDF sources rejected UNRWA’s claims and characterized them as outright falsehoods when reached by the Washington Free Beacon. “For two days we were trying to move people out of that school in particular and the Beit Hanoun area in general,” said an IDF official who was involved in the interactions between the IDF, UNRWA, and International Red Cross (ICRC) leading up to the incident. The official continued: “This morning we sought a cease-fire in the area and a humanitarian evacuation of civilians, but Hamas refused—because they wanted to keep civilians in the...
  • At least 15 dead in Israeli shelling of Gaza school: Health Ministry

    07/24/2014 9:50:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reuter ^ | 07/24/2014 | BY NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI AND DAN WILLIAMS
    Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750. Israel Radio said, without citing a source, that most of those killed at the United Nations school were children. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on the incident reported as a truce between the Jewish state and Hamas-led Islamist guerrillas remained elusive, despite intensive attempts at mediation.
  • IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties

    07/24/2014 7:43:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Israel is calling out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed today. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility. UNRWA—which has been under fire in recent days for allowing Hamas to use its facilities to store rockets—released a statement claiming: “UNRWA had been attempting to negotiate with the [IDF] a pause in the fighting during which they...
  • UN Chief ‘Outraged’ Over Rockets at UNRWA Schools

    07/24/2014 12:06:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Wednesday that 20 rockets found hidden in a United Nations school in Gaza had gone missing and directed the world body to deploy experts to deal with the situation, Reuters reports. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, found the rockets in one of its vacant schools a week ago. It found a second batch in a vacant school on Tuesday, but said in a statement that because staff were withdrawn quickly, they were “unable to confirm the precise number.” […] Ban “expresses his outrage and regret at the...
  • Diplomat: UN Gave Hamas Rockets to the Palestinian Government

    07/21/2014 12:27:40 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 21, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    United Nations officials handed Hamas missiles found last week in a U.N.-run school in Gaza to the Palestinian government, according to a Western diplomat familiar with the case who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. At least 20 rockets were discovered last week in a Gaza school run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which operates several schools in Gaza and elsewhere. Israeli officials claimed on Sunday that the weapons were given back to Hamas, but Western sources familiar with the case say that they were turned over to “local authorities” working under the Palestinian unity government
  • UNRWA Gives Rockets to Hamas

    07/20/2014 12:04:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 7/20/2014, 8:28 AM | Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin
    The UN agency for Palestinian Arab “refugees,” UNRWA, has caused outrage by apparently giving rockets to Hamas. On Thursday, UNRWA confirmed that 20 rockets had been found in one of its vacant schools in Gaza. UNRWA staff said last week that they had “informed the relevant parties and successfully took all necessary measures for the removal of the objects.” However, Channel 2 reports Sunday that—rather than destroying the rockets—UNRWA workers called Hamas to come remove them. …
  • Understanding UNRWA

    07/17/2014 5:48:38 PM PDT · by OddLane
    The National Interest ^ | July 17, 2014 | Alexander Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky
    The Palestinian refugee issue has been around since 1948. UNRWA, the United Nations institution dedicated to their preservation, has been in existence since 1950. With the recent re-approval of UNRWA’s mandate for more than three years, it is worth asking: how long have Western policy makers understood that UNRWA was a tool for Palestinians and Arab states to perpetuate the “refugee crisis” and that Palestinians would never accept anything except repatriation to Israel, an attitude that guarantees hostilities in perpetuity? The answer is, since the beginning. That is why after more than sixty years, British diplomatic documents on UNRWA and...
  • 'Growing Stream' of Gazans Flee Homes as IDF Prepares to Strike

    07/13/2014 2:47:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    The UN's special refugee agency for Palestinians, UNRWA, reported Sunday that about 4,000 residents of northern Gaza have fled their homes after the IDF told them to do so, starting last night. In addition, about 850 Palestinians with foreign nationalities are leaving Gaza through the Erez checkpoint. Three hundred of these had already done so by the early afternoon. Israeli aircraft dropped leaflets on border areas in northern Gaza, calling on the citizens to evacuate their homes before noon Sunday as it prepared to bomb the area. The IDF warned that those who do not obey their instructions will be...
  • The Self-Inflicted Palestinian Victimhood

    04/30/2014 6:01:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 29, 2014 | Joseph Puder
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - The Self-Inflicted Palestinian VictimhoodPosted By Joseph Puder On April 29, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Palestinians are viewed on some college campuses in North America as victims of Israel, largely thanks to organizations such as Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and their Islamist allies.The professional propagandists in groups such as SJP are relying on provocative imagery in their attempt to portray Israel as the oppressor. This is patently false when considering the facts. The picture of an Israeli tank facing a Palestinian rock thrower, painted by SJP and...
  • Hamas Upset with Textbooks that Recognize ‘Zionists’

    02/11/2014 9:32:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2014, 6:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Hamas has taken issue with new textbooks introduced by the UN’s relief agency and which recognize “the Zionists.” […] “We denounce the publication and distribution of syllabus in UNRWA-run schools without the approval of the ministry of education and higher education,” the ministry said in a statement quoted by Ma’an. The statement added that such curricula “do not fit the culture of our Palestinian society, and its meant to brainwash Palestinian students and convince them to accept the Zionist enemies while they continue to kill our people, carry out more oppressive procedures, Judaize the holy city (Jerusalem) and build the...
  • U.S.-funded U.N. camps teach Palestinian kids: Jews are ‘wolves’

    07/23/2013 12:03:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A video has revealed that youth camps run by a United Nations body and funded in part by the United States teaches Palestinian children to hate Jewish people. The camps are run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency and are targeted to children, Israel National News reported. A documentary of camp activities called “Camp Jihad” and produced by the Nahum Bedein Center for Near East Policy Research shows that some Palestinian children may be receiving an anti-Israel message. …
  • Not Everyone in the Middle East Hates Israel (my title)

    12/19/2001 7:29:22 AM PST · by mmmmmmmm....... donuts · 4 replies · 550+ views
    Jerusalem Report ^ | December 31, 2001 | Michael Rubin
    In the safe haven of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Jews and Israel are remembered fondly,if increasingly vaguely. "THEY CALL That lack of restraint?" the former Iraqi army officer exclaimed, while watching the BBC’s coverage of the Al-Aqsa Intifada on satellite TV last winter. "If this demonstration were held in Baghdad, there’d be 10,000 bodies in the street," said the Arab from Baghdad who now teaches in Iraqi Kurdistan. Almost 4 million people live in the safe haven of northern Iraq. A de facto autonomous region, it has been administered by the Kurds since 1991 when Saddam Hussein withdrew his administration in ...
  • Op-Ed: From the Hebrew Press: Refugee Fraud

    07/01/2012 2:50:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Maariv, in translation in Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/12 | Ben Dror Yemini
    The U.S. Senate recently passed a precedential decision regarding refugees, UNRWA and the Palestinian Arabs.... ..... This paradox is known to anyone who has eyes in his head. It has many causes. One is the strange definition of an UNRWA refugee as those who: “... were in the territory of Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and lost both their homes and livelihoods as a result of the Arab- Israeli conflict.” But over time their descendants also came into the framework, and strangely enough, and contrary to the definition, those who were not needy in the first place, and...
  • Palestinians: US refugee bill may delay peace

    06/05/2012 5:16:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-5-12 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    06/05/2012 04:36 Legislation would force State Department to differentiate between Palestinian refugees and descendants of refugees. WASHINGTON – Palestinian advocates are warning that a new US Senate amendment dictating a reporting requirement on the issue of Palestinian refugees could set back efforts to reach a peace deal. The amendment to a bill, recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, mandates that the secretary of state must report how many of the Palestinians serviced by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency fled or left homes in Israel during the War of Independence and how many are only their descendants. Related:...