Information Clearing House 13 July 2014

13 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

Israel’s Real Purpose in Gaza Attack? To Kill Arabs
By Gideon Levy
Death to Arabs, accompanied by the cheering of the masses.

Save Gaza Today; Tomorrow May Be Too Late!
By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
This is a war on humanity and perhaps even human race.
 
‘We Stay Together, Or We Leave This World Together’
By Samer Badawi
You can see the panic in her face. When I hold her hand, she won’t let go, murmuring ‘please don’t leave me, please don’t leave me.’
 
Gaza Civilians Waiting ‘For The Slaughterhouse’
By Amira Hass
“You can never know which window the missile will come through.”
 
Canada Supports Israeli Murder In Gaza
By Governement Of Canada
Canada Rejects UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Criticism of Israel’s Response to Rocket Attacks from Gaza.
 
HRW – Murder’s Apologists
By Norman G. Finkelstein
It takes considerable talent to describe Hamas’s firing of primitive “rockets” – as a “war crime,” while describing Israel’s killing to date of 120 Palestinians, as mere “collective punishment.”   
 
No, Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory
By Noura Erakat
Israel is asserting rights that may be consistent with colonial domination but simply do not exist under international law.
 
Ever Wondered Why the World is a Mess?
By Roberto Savio
While the Third World War has not been formally declared, conflicts throughout the world are reaching levels unseen since 1944.
 
What Has War Achieved?
By William Blum
Imagine Osama bin Laden or some other Islamic leader speaking of September 11, 2001: “We came, we saw, 3,000 died, ha-ha.”
 
Why the Return of American Torture Is Inevitable
By Rebecca Gordon
Torture, though by another name, still goes on in the American prison complex.
 
What Would a Real Democracy Look Like?
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Democracy Rebellion Rolls Across United States as Americans Are Repeatedly Shown How Anti-Democratic the Government Really Is.
 
 
Gaza Death Toll at 167 as Deadly Israeli Attacks Continue:
Husam Ibrahim al-Najjar, 14, was killed in Sunday attacks in northern Gaza and 80-year-old Hijaziyya al-Hilou was killed in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City when an Israeli missile hit the al-Hilou family home.
 
Fifty-two killed as Israel bombs charity, mosques, homes in Gaza’s bloodiest day:
18 from one family killed in Gaza…:
 
Thousands flee northern Gaza in fear of Israeli attack:
“It was the middle of the night, and I gathered the children, they were so afraid,” said Samari al-Atar, breaking down in tears as she described how her family had left everything and fled barefoot with shooting all around.
 
Israeli troops launch first incursion in Gaza:
Commandos clash with Hamas fighters in Gaza, after deadliest night of bombings that killed 18 members of same family.
 
Ben White: Israel’s war on the Palestinian people in Gaza : Op-Ed:
In roughly the first 48 hours, Israel dropped an estimated 800 tons of explosives on an area the size of Detroit. Young people watching a World Cup match in a beachside café, killed by an airstrike.
 
Twitter photo showing Israelis ‘cheering’ Gaza bombing goes viral:
The picture, shows Israelis relaxing on lawn chairs while in the background lights emanate from the heavily bombarded Gaza Strip. Clapping when blasts are heard.
 
In Pictures:
People around the world demand an end to Israel’s assault on Gaza
 
Anti-Israel protesters trap hundreds in Paris synagogue:
Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead.
 
Why I’m on the brink of burning my Israeli passport:
I can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children
 
Venezuela’s Maduro Launches “SOS Palestine” Campaign to Demand End to Israeli Bombardment:
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has launched an “SOS Palestine” campaign to demand an end to Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Palestine’s Gaza strip.
 
IDF attacks Syrian military post following rocket fire at occupied Golan Heights
 
Over 130 Sunni Militants Killed in Iraq :
At least 133 Sunni militants were Sunday killed in fierce clashes with security forces across Iraq, officials said. The clashes with the Sunni militants, claiming to be from the Islamic State (IS), took place in al-Qadsiyah district in Tikrit.
 
Iraq: Gunmen kill ‘at least 29’ in attack in Baghdad:
Gunmen have stormed two buildings in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 29 people, officials say. At least 20 of those killed were said to be women.
 
In Baghdad, middle-class Sunnis say they prefer militants to Maliki:
As the militants take aim at Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government, these educated, professional Sunnis leave no doubt that their sympathies lie with the insurgents.
 
Iraq parliament defers vote on new government:
 Acting parliament speaker ends brief session due to disagreement on nominees and absence of Kurdish delegation.
 
Syrian rebel commander assassinated in Jordan:
A Syrian rebel commander has been shot dead in the Jordanian capital in the first such incident on the kingdom’s territory since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, a police source said on Saturday.
 
US ‘extremely concerned’ over link-up between Yemen and Syria Islamists:
Attorney General Eric Holder calls ‘cooperation’ between expert bomb-makers in Yemen and jihadists in Syria ‘deadly combination.’
 
Iran warns could walk away from nuclear talks:
“If we see that the excessive demands (of Western powers) persisting and that a deal is impossible, this is not a drama, we will continue with our nuclear programme,” Araqchi said.
 
77 “militants” killed within day in Afghanistan:
At least 77 Taliban militants were killed in army operations in Afghanistan since early Saturday, defence ministry said today.
 
Govt of national unity to be formed: Ghani, Abdullah accept audit of all votes:
 Both of the contenders reached agreement on burying the hatchet and forming a government of national unity.
 
13 Pak Militants Killed in North Waziristan Air Strikes:
At least 13 militants were killed today in air strikes on their hideouts in the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, the military said.
 
Pakistani army captain, two soldiers killed in attack on Afghan border:
A group of about 60 militants entering from Afghanistan fired on a vehicle carrying security forces, killing three members of the Pakistani military. Separately, a Pakistani airstrike killed 13 suspected militants Saturday.
 
Seven killed, 36 wounded in clashes in Libyan capital – ministry:
Seven people were killed and 36 wounded on Sunday in the worst clashes in the Libyan capital for six months, the Health Ministry said.
 
Roadside bomb kills seven members of Algeria’s security forces:
Militants attacked a military convoy in Sidi Bel Abbes province in western Algeria late on Saturday, the defense ministry said in a statement. Three soldiers and four municipal guards were killed in the blast.
 
Boko Haram chief voices support for IS, claims deadly attacks in new video:
The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram radicals has vowed support for the Sunni Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria and other Islamist groups in a new video, according to AFP. The group also claimed responsibility for the deadly June bombings in Nigeria.
 
1 killed, 2 injured: Russia vows response to Ukraine shelling Russian city:
An artillery shell from Ukraine has hit a private house in the Rostov region of Russia, killing a citizen and leaving two more injured. The Russian Foreign Ministry promises heavy consequences.
 
Ukraine conflict: Fighting flares near city of Luhansk:
Rebel military leader Igor Strelkov was quoted as saying his forces had beaten off columns of government armour attacking from the south and west.
 
Over a dozen CIA-recruited spies work in German ministries – report:
US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on Sunday.
 
Merkel doubts whether US will stop spying on Germany:
On Saturday, Merkel said spying on allies eroded trust. “We are not living in the Cold War anymore and are exposed to different threats,” she said. “We should concentrate on what is essential.”
 
Holder sees ‘racial animus’ in opposition:
“There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”
 
Pope Francis: ‘About 2%’ of Catholic clergy paedophiles:
The Pope said that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church, according to the Italian La Repubblica newspaper.
 
Deadly dose: US labs close after mishandling highly infectious pathogens:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention have closed two labs after it was found they had made dangerous mistakes when transporting pathogens like anthrax. The CDC’s director has called the errors “unacceptable” and potentially deadly.
 
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 :3,459
Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001      

 

1,549,073,162,130

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