Information Clearing House 18 July 2014: Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missile Hits Gaza Live On CNN

18 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

Israel Ends “Humanitarian Ceasefire” With New Massacre of Gaza Children
By Ali Abunimah
Three children from a single family were killed when an Israeli air strike hit their home in the Sabra section of Gaza City.


US Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Israeli Attack on Gaza
By Chris Carlson
No dissenting vote was cast, and no mention was made of the hundreds of Palestinian civilians, most of whom are women and children, that have been killed by Israel in the past ten days.



‘The Jimmy Savile of Nation States’
Israel’s Historical Abuse Still Being Hushed
By John Hilley
America, Israel’s principal ‘parent’, has spoiled, protected and indulged this occupying, apartheid state now for over six decades.



Who is Winning?
By Uri Avnery
When a tiny fighting force in a tiny territory achieves a standoff with one of the mightiest armies in the world, it can be considered a victory.



Gaza: This Shameful Injustice Will Only End If The Cost Of It Rises
By Seumas Milne
The idea that Israel is defending itself from unprovoked attacks is absurd. Occupied people have the right to resist.



Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missile Hits Gaza Live On CNN
“I think you can probably see there are lots of Israelis gathered around who are cheering when they see these kinds of Israeli strikes.”



“Evacuate to Where?” – Report from Gaza
Gaza-based blogger Nalan al Sarraj and TRNN’s Lia Tarachansky report on the mood of the people in Gaza and Israel as Israeli ground troops join the attack.



The Dementedness Destroying Israel
By William A. Cook
Demented minds thrive on demeaning the economically less fortunate, those of a different complexion, those who speak a different language, and those not of the tribe and its beliefs.



“The Israeli Dream”
The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”?
By Felicity Arbuthnot
Ethnic Cleansing Planned in the Middle East? History, Legality Ignored.



Covert War Against Iran’s Nuclear Scientists: A Widow Remembers
By Scott Peterson
The wife of the first scientist to be assassinated speaks about her husband’s growing fear of a net closing around him – and of meeting his Israeli-trained assassin before his execution.



Sanctions and Airliners
By Paul Craig Roberts
As there is no act too dastardly for Washington to undertake, Putin and Russia could become victims of a devious machination.



Ukraine Releases YouTube Clip “Proving” Rebels Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH-17
By Tyler Durden
Something here smells very fishy…



Obama Caused the Malaysian Airliner to Be Downed
By Eric Zuesse
Obama has put in place the ethnic-cleansing campaign, which directly caused, as one of its tragic responses, the erroneous shoot-down of the Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner.



Should We Celebrate US War Crimes?
By Andy Piascik
We should counsel young people to emphatically reject the military – no matter how bleak the alternatives may be.



A Competing Currency?
Jim Rogers: Only a Russian/Chinese/Brazil Joint-currency Can Battle Dollar Dominance
BRICS members are capable of challenging the United States’ financial dominance.


Israel kills 274 Palestinians amid fierce fighting:
Unrwa, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, said the number of displaced Gazans had almost doubled in the past 24 hours with more than 40,000 seeking sanctuary with the UN.



38 Palestinians killed as Israel presses Gaza ground assault:
38 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by airstrikes and artillery fire since Israel launched a ground operation late Thursday, medics said.



Israel okays draft of 18,000 more reservists:
A spokeswoman told AFP the decision raised the overall number of soldiers called in since the start of Operation Protective Edge to 65,000, without saying how many of them had actually been mobilised.



Israeli tanks withdraw from Beit Lahiya after clashes with Hamas:
Hamas’ military wing the al-Qassam Brigades has claimed responsibility for hitting multiple Israeli military vehicles in the area, confirming direct hits with mortar shells and 107 rockets.



Obama: ‘No nation should accept terrorists tunneling into its territory’:
“While I was having the conversation with Prime Minister Netanyahu, sirens went off in Tel Aviv,” said Obama. “No nation should accept rockets being fired into its borders or terrorists tunnelling into its territory.”



Institutionalised Disregard for Palestinian Life:
Over the past 14 years, Israel has killed Palestinian children at a rate of more than two a week. There seems to be no Israeli child in harm’s way that Barack Obama will not compare to his own daughters, but their Palestinian counterparts are brushed aside with mantras about Israel’s right to self-defence.



Merkel says, Israel has right to defense:
“Both sides must accept painful compromises but we stand by the side of Israel when it comes to self-defense,” she said at a news conference in Berlin.



Israel Evacuates Diplomatic Families in Turkey Following Attacks:
Palestine suppoprters pelted the Israeli diplomatic missions in Ankara and Istanbul with stones, following Israel’s decision to launch a ground invasion into Gaza



Why Jews oppose Israel’s occupation of Palestine and attack on Gaza:
Tapping into a profound collective memory of discrimination and dispossession, Jews should feel no solidarity with Israel’s occupation. Our solidarity is firmly with the Palestinian people.



Reports: 115 killed in seizure of Syria gas field:
Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria following daylong clashes, activists said Friday.



Over 5,000 Iraqi’s civilians killed this year – UN:
Insurgents seized swathes of northern Iraq, including the area’s largest city Mosul and of the 2,400 people killed in June, 1,531 were civilians.



11 killed in Iraq attacks:
Two bomb attacks, one of which ripped through a sprawling Baghdad market, killed at least 11 people in Iraq today, officials said.



Militants Storm Iraqi Airbase: Military Sources:
“Last night, gunmen infiltrated the base. There were snipers and suicide bombers among them, they managed to reach the runway,” the officer, who witnessed the attack, told AFP on condition of anonymity.



New militant group replacing Isis in Mosul, says city governor:
Atheel Nujaifi says main strike force has withdrawn, with rebels linked to Saddam Hussein regime taking over



Iraq Christians told to convert or face death:
Islamic State group tells Christian community in Mosul they face death if they do not embrace Islam or pay tax.



U.S. officials defend $60B “wartime” request:
The Pentagon is requesting the money for its fiscal 2015 “wartime” budget, the overseas contingency operations fund (OCO), but only $11 billion of the total would go toward U.S. operations in Afghanistan



Nine killed in shootout and blast in Pakistan:
Two policeman and a fighter killed in gun battle in Lahore, as six people die in a bomb attack on a bus in northwest.



Eight soldiers killed in northwest Pakistan:
Eight paramilitary troops were killed when heavily armed militants attacked a security checkpoint in northwestern Khyber Agency — one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas in Pakistan — on Friday, officials said.



Libya: Fresh fighting breaks out in Tripoli airport despite truce:
The clashes came as the government sought United Nations help to prevent the country from becoming a “failed state.”



Ukraine : At least 20 are killed in heavy shelling across country:
Just hours after flight MH17 was shot down, the eastern city of Lugansk was hit by shelling leaving hundreds of residents wounded. Pictures show bodies lining the streets covered in blankets in the wake of the attack which was reportedly carried out by Ukrainian forces.



Shocking – FIRST FOOTAGE Malaysia flight MH17 Boeing 777 crash site, Ukraine reporter :
Warning –



Obama blames Russia for downed passenger jet:
Mr. Obama said that the evidence points to the separatists, who are allegedly armed and trained by Russia, firing the missile that brought down the Boeing 777 and killed all 298 passengers and crew aboard.



Ukrainian Buk battery radar was operational when Malaysian plane downed – Moscow:
The battery was deployed at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner, the ministry said in a statement. It said radiation from the battery’s radar was detected by the Russian military.



Ukraine Army with SAMs near Donetsk on July 5th : Video –
Here is a video from a few days ago showing Ukraine Army in the region in possession of SAM BUK.



Did MH17 pilot divert INTO the danger zone?
Aviation expert claims captain made last-minute change of course over Ukraine because he ‘felt uncomfortable’



Lavrov: Russia won’t take control of Malaysian plane’s black boxes:
The seizure of flight records would violate international law as it’s up to relevant international agencies to investigate of the incident, he explained.



Russia Today reporter resigns in protest at MH17 coverage:
Sara Firth criticises Kremlin-backed news channel’s ‘disrespect for facts’ in reports about Malaysia Airlines plane disaster



This Isn’t the First Time: 5 Other Commercial Airliners That Were Shot Down:
Passenger jets have been shot down in the past. Below is a list of five previous episodes.



Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to obtain non-NATO ally status, increase in transfer of military assets:
The U.S. Congress passed in two readings a Russian aggression prevention bill that provides major non-NATO ally status for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova for purposes of the transfer or possible transfer of defense articles or defense services.



Top American spy in Germany has left country:
Germany demanded that the “representative of the U.S. intelligence services” depart shortly after authorities uncovered two cases of alleged American spying.



Snowden: NSA Employees Are Passing Around Nude Photos:
Analysts working for the National Security Agency routinely pass around private, intimate photos found in the stream of communications data intercepted, according to Edward Snowden.



UK banks ‘have much to fear’: competition watchdog set to probe Lloyds, RBS, HSBC and Barclays:
Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Lloyds may be forced to break up following a finance watchdog’s inquiry. The watchdog claims Britain’s banking sector is characterized by anti-competitiveness and a failure to meet ordinary citizens and small business’ needs.



BRICS Create Development Bank to Rival IMF, World Bank:
 Emerging super nations BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have finally made good a plan flaunted in 2012 to establish a BRICS development bank that could rival and possibly topple the IMF and World Bank.



Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican presidents of links to drug cartels:
Anabel Hernandez talks to GlobalPost about why she thinks Mexico’s government is more dangerous than its gangsters.



Staten Island man by NYPD : VIDEO:
A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, video of the incident shows.



CHP seizes medical records of woman seen punched:
 California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.


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 :3,460


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
Total Cost of Wars Since 2001



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