ICH 14 November 2012: Mayhem in Gaza – Live Updates

14 November 2012 Information Clearing House


Israeli Attack Kills Hamas Military Chief And 8 Other People In Gaza

Israeli assassination of Jabari has ‘opened the gates of hell’


Hamas spokesman Taher Anunu told BBC Arabic: “This was a heinous crime that will have repercussions.




Noam Chomsky On Gaza


“Its kind of amazing and inspiring to see people managing somehow to survive, as essentially caged animals, and subject to constant, random, sadistic punishment only to humiliate them”



Israel/Palestinian : More Of The Same From US

By Jonathan Cook

The reality, as Netanyahu understands well, is that Obama’s hands are now tied as firmly in the Middle East as they were during his first term.



Obama: “The Best is Yet to Come.” Really?

By Alan Hart

American Jews are giving up on Israel.



In case you missed it

‘Tears of Gaza’


‘Tears of Gaza‘ by Vibeke Lokkeberg is a documentary film that should be watched by every American, to see how Israel spends our taxes. Every European should watch it, to see the true face of Israel. It should be viewed by every Arab, to renew our resolve not to allow a racist nation to wipe Palestine and her children from the map and from history.



U.S. Drone Strikes: Of Backward Nations and Modern Nations

By William Blum

This is Washington’s “cure” for the mental illness of not believing that America is the savior of mankind, bringing democracy, freedom and happiness to all.



An American Legacy: Her Deadly Warriors-in-Chief

By Gary Brumback

We live in a culture that accepts and even expects war. That must change or war will eventually annihilate humanity.



Is Impeachment Gone for Good?

By David Swanson

If Bush had been known to keep a secret list of men, women, and children, American and foreign, to be killed, and had routinely killed them, support for his impeachment would not have been the bare majority it was.



US Military Behind Africa News Websites

By Jason Straziuso

At first glance it appears to be a sleek, Horn of Africa news site. But the site – sabahionline.com – is run by the U.S. military.



UN Calls on US to end Cuba Embargo

Votes 188-3 to condemn US trade ban

By Agencies

Cuba’s foreign minister said the blockade against country was tantamount to “genocide.”



Tropical Storm Sandy: Natural or Political Disaster?

By James Petras

Neo-liberal policies, climate change and militarist empire building leading to domestic neglect and decay.



Attention America: Welfare is Not a Dirty Word

By Adam Parsons

Americans have long been duped by the political right into believing that they do not benefit from a welfare state.



Iraq attacks leave 19 dead on eve of Muslim New Year:

 A spate of apparently coordinated attacks across Iraq on the eve of a festival marking the Islamic New Year killed 19 people and wounded more than 150 others on Wednesday, officials said.



Syria rebels ‘kill 18 soldiers, seize post in northeast’: Activists:

The clashes — which also left an unknown number of soldiers wounded — took place near Ras al-Ain, a border town that the opposition fighters seized on Friday, said the Britain-based watchdog.



Enemy inside the gates: Syria’s main foe is ‘foreign-sponsored terrorists’:

Today, Western countries are implementing the primitive tool of ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ to influence the internal situation in foreign countries, argues Pavel Zolotarev, deputy director of the Institute for US and Canada Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.



Syria rebels call for action, not words:

Rebel fighters in Syria on Tuesday dismissed Gulf and Western support for a new opposition bloc, expecting little to change on the ground unless they get cash and weapons.



Syrian officials, opposition to meet in Tehran next week;

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Tehran is to host a meeting between Syrian government and opposition groups next week, PressTV reported.



Iranian boy dies due to medication shortage:

A 15-year-old hemophiliac boy has reportedly died in Iran due to a shortage of medication in the country.



Israeli attacks on Gaza kills 9:

Medical sources said nine people died in the Israeli air strikes, including a young girl, and 35 others were wounded.



Child killed in Israeli attack on Gaza: Picture:

Omar jihad Mashrawi, a Palestinian from Al Zeitoun holding his one year old son, who just died from his injuries, at Al Shifa hospital, city of Gaza, on November 14, 2012.



Israel and Hamas on the brink of war after airstrike kills top militant commander:

The attack came despite signs that Egypt had managed to broker a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants after a five-day surge of violence which saw more than 100 missiles fired out of Gaza and repeated Israeli strikes on the enclave.



Egypt will no longer tolerate attacks on Palestinians: FJP:

Egypt‘s Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, formerly headed by President Mohammed Mursi, said on Wednesday Egypt would no longer stand by as Israel attacked Palestinians after air strikes killed a Hamas leader.



In Pictures: 4 Days Of Bombing Gaza:

Ahram Online looks at the human cost of four days of Israeli bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip



Gaza under Israeli attack:

Live Updates



Welcome to Gaza: Video –

A look at the people, life, culture and history of Gaza



Israel threatens to ‘topple’ Abbas if Palestinians win statehood – report:

“Toppling Abbas’s regime would be the only option in this case. Any other option would mean waving a white flag and admitting the failure of the Israeli leadership to deal with the challenge,” the Foreign Ministry position paper obtained by AFP says.



China repeats support for Palestinian U.N. bid::

China said on Tuesday it supports the Palestinian bid for U.N. observer status, with a vote on the matter at the United Nations later this month.



Egypt to receive $6.3 bn in ‘support’ from EU:

Presidency: Egypt‘s presidency says the European Union approves $6.3 billion in support, to be mainly provided by the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development



Protests in Jordan after spike in fuel prices:

Thousands gathered in Amman and in other cities across the country after government announced rising fuel costs.



Two NATO interpreters killed: Afghan police:

Afghan police say Taliban insurgents have shot and killed two young Afghan men who were working as translators for NATO occupation forces.



Germany to cut Afghan-based troops by a quarter over the next year:

Germany’s foreign minister says his country is planning to reduce its troop contingent in Afghanistan by about a quarter over the next year as it moves to bring all combat soldiers home by the end of 2014.



Afghanistan halts Helmand police fuel supplies after major theft:

Cut to fuel supply after theft estimated at £380m risks ability of police to operate in Taliban stronghold



Senior Taliban official killed in Quetta city of Pakistan:

National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday announced that a senior Taliban official was killed in Quetta city of Pakistan.



Senator Feinstein, Former CIA Director Petraeus To Testify On Benghazi Attack:

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.



Growing the empire:

Australia to host 2 US space surveillance systems:

Australia will host two U.S. space surveillance systems as part of closer military ties agreed to Wednesday at a bilateral security summit.



Google report reveals sharp increase in government requests for users’ data.

The US accounted for the most requests, as it has consistently since the report was launched. US authorities asked for private details of Google users on 7,969 occasions, up from 6,321 in the last reporting period. The number is more than a third of the 20,938 requests for users’ details worldwide. Google fully or partially complied with 90% of those requests.



Anti-austerity strikes and protests across Europe turn violent – live:

There have been serious clashes between demonstrators and riot police in several Italian cities.



Expert: Detroit Could Go Bankrupt Before End Of Year:

Detroit’s financial condition is rapidly deteriorating, and City Hall could run out of cash in December, an official told a state oversight board



Cost Of War


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,883


Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,227


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001




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