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5 January, 2008: Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,297,997"
www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’sWar On Iraq 4,221
icasualties.org/oif/
 
The War And Occupation Of Iraq Costs
$585,175,492,533
See the cost in your community
nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182

Your Tax Dollars At Work
Raw Video Footage: Israel Bombs Gaza Market
WARNING
This Video Shows The Reality Of Israel’s Attack On Gaza. It  Should only be watch by a mature audience.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21634.htm

Do Israel pilots feel happy killing innocent women and children?
A Palestinian in Gaza chronicles life under Israeli bombardment
By Fida Qishta
I run into the street and everybody is running, children and grown-ups, all looking to see if their relatives and friends are alive.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21638.htm

Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land
By Gilad Atzmon
Communicating with Israelis may leave one bewildered. Even now when the Israeli Air Force is practicing murder in broad daylight of hundreds of civilians, elderly persons, women and children, the Israeli people manage to convince themselves that they are the real victims in this violent saga.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21635.htm

The Rotten State of Egypt is too Powerless and Corrupt to Act
By Robert Fisk
Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, the Hizbollah secretary general in Lebanon, felt able to call on Egyptians to “rise in their millions” to open the border with Gaza, but they will not do so. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the feeble Egyptian Foreign Minister, could only taunt the Hizbollah leaders by accusing them of trying to provoke “an anarchy similar to the one they created in their own country.”
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21636.htm

Israel’s ‘Fait Accompli’ in Gaza
By Eric Margolis
When the air raids on Gaza began, Barak said: “We have totally changed the rules of the game.” – He was right. By blitzing Hamas-run Gaza, Barak presented the incoming US administration with a fait accompli, and neatly checkmated the newest player in the Middle East Great Game – Barack Obama, the US president-elect – before he could even take a seat at the table.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21639.htm

“Operation Cast Lead”,
Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda
By Michel Chossudovsky
The aerial bombings and the ongoing ground invasion of Gaza by Israeli ground forces must be analysed in a historical context. Operation “Cast Lead” is a carefully
planned undertaking, which is part of a broader military-intelligence agenda first formulated by the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2001:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21637.htm

Gaza death toll at least 507:
Independent sources however put the death toll at 507 and the number of injured at 2,790. The casualties are expected to rise drastically as the Israeli ground forces move deeper into the densely-populated area.
www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=80582&sectionid=351020202

Gaza Hospital Fills Up, Mainly With Civilians:
On Sunday, the day after Israel began its ground invasion of Gaza, Fida found Hanin at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. One of Hanin’s legs, her sister was told, had been amputated.
tinyurl.com/7gsdmq

West Bank protester shot dead by Israeli troops:
A Palestinian demonstrator was shot dead by Israeli troops in the northern West Bank on Sunday during a protest against the Gaza Strip offensive, medics and security officials said.
tinyurl.com/8rprz7

IAF missile hits two Gaza boys heating water over a fire:
Twenty hours later, the wounded were still bleeding in a shed in the courtyard of the house. There was no electricity, no heat, no water.
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1052606.html

Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells:
The Geneva Treaty of 1980 stipulates that white phosphorus should not be used as a weapon of war in civilian areas, but there is no blanket ban under international law on its use as a smokescreen or for illumination. However, Charles Heyman, a military expert and former major in the British Army, said: “If white phosphorus was deliberately fired at a crowd of people someone would end up in The Hague.
www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5447590.ece

Depleted uranium found in Gaza victims:
Norwegian medics told Press TV correspondent Akram al-Sattari that some of the victims who have been wounded since Israel began its attacks on the Gaza Strip on December 27 have traces of depleted uranium in their bodies.
www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=80443&sectionid=351020202

Israel bars ICRC entering Gaza:
For a second day running, Israeli authorities have barred a Red Cross medical team from entering Gaza to help treat residents injured in bombings.
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=80394&sectionid=351020202

Israeli troops divide Gaza in two:
Continuing the second stage of a massive offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip, Israeli troops pushed further into the salient Sunday, battling Palestinian
 
resistance fighters and cutting the enclave in two as they deployed south of Gaza City and seized control of a major traffic artery.
tinyurl.com/8rfbor

Hamas: Gaza will be a graveyard for IDF troops:
“You entered like rats,” Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan told IDF soldiers in a statement on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV. “Gaza will be a graveyard for you, God willing,” he said.
tinyurl.com/9l53qg

Robert Fisk: Why bombing Ashkelon is the most tragic irony:
How easy it is to snap off the history of the Palestinians, to delete the narrative of their tragedy, to avoid a grotesque irony about Gaza which – in any other conflict – journalists would be writing about in their first reports: that the original, legal owners of the Israeli land on which Hamas rockets are detonating live in Gaza.
tinyurl.com/9rvatm

Canada blames Hamas:
Rocket attacks from Hamas militants and other factions into southern Israel were to blame for the crisis, said Cannon, adding that civilian safety has to be taken into account as the conflict intensifies.
tinyurl.com/a5b2tn

World leaders condemn Israel:
“Blocking access to people who are suffering and dying is also a breach of humanitarian law,” Louis Michel, EU’s humanitarian aid commissioner, said in a statement.
english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/
2009/01/20091416255233877.html

At least 40 die in Iraqi suicide bombing:
At least 40 people were killed, many of them Iranians, and 72 wounded Sunday in Baghdad in a suicide bombing at the doorstep of one of the holiest Shiite shrines in Iraq, according to government and hospital officials.
www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/04/mideast/iraq.php

“Treacherous” U.S. breaks pacts, Iran tells Iraq:
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued the warning to Iraq’s visiting Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose country last year reached the agreement on the pullout of U.S. troops now numbering more than 140,000.
tinyurl.com/6skmhj

Pakistan suicide attack kills 7:
A SUICIDE bomber attacked police on Sunday in northwest Pakistan as they rushed to treat civilians injured by an earlier explosion, killing seven people and wounding at least 25 others, said a police official.
www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/
Asia/Story/STIStory_322077.html

The CIA-ISI axis:
India should have no illusions of US support
www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-68729.html

Australian occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan:
A statement from Australia’s defence department says the soldier was killed in action during an operation.
www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/200901/2458963.htm?desktop

‘If you have a problem, the Taliban solves it:
As it reasserts control over large swathes of countryside, the Taliban has been installing a shadow government to answer civilian needs. In the absence of effective local governance, the militants have been arresting criminals, providing courts, dispensing justice, running prisons and organising public executions – all within an hour’s drive of Kabul.
tinyurl.com/9kbpfw

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