Information Clearing House 22 July 2014: Bombing the Paralyzed: Stars of David on Rockets Bound for the Comatose

22 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

Reaping What We Have Sown In Gaza
By Amira Hass
Those who turned Gaza into an internment camp for 1.8 million people should not be surprised when they tunnel underneath the earth.


Why Do Television Producers Think a Grey Blob Over a Dead Person’s Face Shows Respect?
By Robert Fisk
Cruelly obliterating their image kills the child a second time.



Bombing the Paralyzed: Stars of David on Rockets Bound for the Comatose
By Paul Haeder
What a sick-sick little world the white Jewish-Christian species have become.



The Myth of Hamas’s Human Shields
By Kim Sengupta

Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas using “human shields” to gather “telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause”.



Netanyahu’s ‘Telegenically Dead’ Comment Is Grotesque but Not Original
By Glenn Greenwald
One can say many things about a military operation that results in more than 75 percent of the dead being civilians, many of them children, aimed at a population trapped in a tiny area with no escape.



Israel Has Discovered That It’s No Longer So Easy To Get Away With Murder
By Mira Bar Hillel
All you now need is a mobile phone and a Twitter account to hold power to account, and help change history.



The End of Israel
By Gilad Atzmon
Netanyahu acknowledged yesterday that the war on Gaza is a battle for the existence of the Jewish State. Netanyahu is correct. And Israel cannot win this battle.



You’re Paying for That War in Gaza
By Jesse Walker
The U.S. has been deeply involved with this war from the beginning, because the U.S. is underwriting it.



How American Propaganda Works
By Paul Craig Roberts
Would the world be a safer place with less death, destruction and displaced peoples and more truth and justice if the United States and Israel did not exist?



Foundation of the US Empire: Axes of Evil
By James Petras
It is not only the empire’s alliance with Israel which is driving the empire to crisis.



Tony Blair Sees His Millions As Modest
By Simon Jenkins
“I spend two-thirds of my time on unpaid work,” such as bringing peace to the Middle East. How dare anyone suggest he was motivated by money?



What Putin Knows
By Mike Whitney
Putin Knows What Happened to MH17, But He’s Not Saying– Yet ….



What Are You Trying To Hide, Mr Obama?

By Finian Cunningham

Western leaders and their media would have us believe that Russian-backed terrorists and bandits are defiling the dead, kicking around body parts and robbing corpses.



Obama Leads Republicans’ War Against Russia
By Eric Zuesse
In politics, like in religion, there’s not much of a market for truth.



The Russian Military Finally Speaks!
By The Saker
The Russians are challenging their American colleagues to show the images they claim show the launch of the BukM1 rocket.



Government Agents ‘Directly Involved’ in Most High-profile US Terror Plots
By Spencer Ackerman in New York

The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system’s ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases.



The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress
By John W. Whitehead
The American police state is a multi-billion dollar boondoggle, meant to keep the property and the resources of the American people flowing into corrupt government agencies and their corporate partners.



The Actor and the Minister
By Chris Hedges
What does not feed the mania for profit and the cult of the self is superfluous and often ridiculed.


Gaza death toll ‘rises above 600’:

The death toll in Gaza rose above 600 on Tuesday as emergency teams pulled dead bodies from the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli strikes on the 15th day of the assault. The deaths brought the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire on Tuesday to 31.



Palestinian boy clings to paramedic – story behind the viral photo:
What the haunting photograph does not capture are the Palestinian boy’s screams at the paramedic: “I want my father, bring me my father!”



Another Gaza Hospital Hit by Israeli Strike; Four Dead, 40 Hurt:
Israeli forces fired a tank shell at a hospital in Gaza on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 40 others, health officials said. The facility in Al-Aqsa was the third hospital the Israeli Defense Forces has struck in Gaza



UN school sheltering Gaza displaced hit by Israel shells: UNRWA: –
A United Nations school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza came under Israeli fire on Tuesday as a team was inspecting damage from a day earlier, a UN official said.



Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war:
Despite its thick walls dating back to the Crusades, the Church of Saint Porphyrius was still not a very safe haven. Shortly after they arrived, Israeli aircraft bombed a nearby field, spraying shrapnel on the church and damaging graves.



We Are Going through Hell” – Report from Gaza: Video and transcript:
On the 14th day of Operation Protective Edge, Gazan blogger Nalan al-Sarraj and TRNN Correspondent Yousef al-Helou discuss how Palestinians are responding to the massacre in Shujaiyeh, as well as the widespread support for the resistance against the siege



Rights groups accuse Israel of war crimes:
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Hamas confirms 10 fighters killed in operation:
It said that early Monday 12 al-Qassam fighters infiltrated an Israeli military site in eastern Beit Hanoun. The 12 split into two groups; the first fired an RPG shell at an Israeli military jeep completely burning it, while the other clashed with soldiers in another jeep.



Nine IDF soldiers killed, death toll rises to 27:
The four IDF soldiers killed near Nir-Am were: Lt. Col. Dolev Keidar, 38, of Modi’in; Sgt. Nadav Goldmacher, 23, of Be’er Sheva; Warrant Officer Baynesain Kasahun, 39, of Netivot; and 1st Lt. Yuval Heiman, 21, of Efrat.



Israeli soldier ‘kidnapped’ by Hamas is dead, says army:
Israeli army confirms soldier who Hamas militants claimed they had kidnapped is dead but body missing



Israeli Mood Turns Dark With Mounting Casualties:
In a country where military service is mandatory for most citizens, and military losses are considered every bit as tragic as civilian ones, the reaction to the setbacks was electric. Newspapers and broadcasts have been dominated by images and tales of the fallen – mostly young faces barely out of high school



How Do Ceasefires End?: How did the recent ceasefire unravel?
The mainstream media in the US and Israel places the blame squarely on Hamas. However, this account leaves out crucial facts.



Palestinians in Israel clash with police over Gaza assault:
The clashes came as Nazareth and cities in the West Bank observed a general strike to mourn the victims of the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas — the bloodiest since 2009 — that has cost more than 500 Palestinian lives in two weeks.



Gunshots fired at Al Jazeera bureau in Gaza:
Shots fired into Al Jazeera’s office in Gaza, a day after Israeli FM said Israel will work to close down the network.



UAE ‘offered to fund Israel’s Gaza offensive’:
The UAE knew in advance of Israel’s plans for an offensive in Gaza and even offered to fund the operation provided the militant Palestinian outfit Hamas was eliminated in the process, Israel’s Channel 2 claimed in a recent report, according to local Arabic daily Al Sharq.





Demonstration called by: Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Friends of Al Aqsa, British Muslim Initiative, Muslim Association of Britain, Palestinian Forum in Britain


Last Saturday, cities and towns across the world demonstrated against Israel’s barbaric attack on Gaza. The biggest was in London, where up to 100,000 marched.



San Francisco: Thousands protest Israel’s bloody war on Gaza:
 Some of the protesters expressed anger at the Obama administration’s inability or unwillingness to do more to prevent Israel from killing so many innocent people.



‘British Bulls**t Corporation’: Protest in Belfast accuses BBC of ‘biased’ Gaza coverage:
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast, expressing their concerns over what they see as “biased” reporting by the BBC on the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.



FAA: All U.S. Flights To Tel Aviv Prohibited Tuesday: Police:
Rocket Fired From Gaza Lands Near Ben Gurion International Airport



Israel said to bomb Sudan :
The site allegedly stored arms bound for Hamas; report disputes Sudanese army claim that a fire caused the explosion; IDF mum



Sudan denies providing rockets to Hamas:
The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) Monday denied press reports claiming that the Sudanese army provides Palestinian fighters of Hamas movement with long range missiles used to shell the Jewish state.



Sudanese editor beaten unconscious after calling for ties with Israel:
Attack comes at end of day with especially bloody images from Gaza



257 Killed Across Iraq, Mostly In Security Ops:
 In Rawa, air strikes left 38 militants dead. Two civilians were also killed and 13 more were wounded.



Children among ten killed in air strike north of Baghdad:
Ten people were killed, including a mother and three children, in a government air strike on a militant-controlled town north of Baghdad on Monday, hospital sources and witnesses said.



Three soldiers, 6 PYD militants killed in clash on Syria border:
 Three Turkish soldiers and six militants of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were killed during a clash on the Turkish-Syrian border, the Turkish army has said.



Turkey’s Erdogan: ‘I stopped talking to Obama’:
Erdogan, a supporter of rebel fighters opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, was upset, he said, that the United States did not follow through with military action against Damascus amid the fierce civil war there.



Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government:
Dozens of Turkish police including high-ranking officers were detained on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.



18 killed in Philippines clash:
The clash occurred at 1.15 a.m when the rebels from Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked a reconnaissance company of the 61st division of the Philippines military in North Cotabato province, Xinhua reported.



Four foreigners killed in suicide attack inside Kabul security compound:
A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives struck inside a security compound in the Afghan capital Tuesday, killing four foreigners and injuring six, police said.



16 killed as Libyan army, Islamist fighters clash:
“Most of the dead and injured are soldiers. Three civilians, including an Egyptian, were killed when a rocket hit their house,” a hospital source said on condition of anonymity. A military official said fighting broke out after an alliance of Islamist militia attacked an army barrack, killing five soldiers.



Suicide bomb kills at least four at army base in Benghazi: security source:
At least four people were killed in a suicide bombing at an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a security source said.



Over 500 civilians killed in eastern Ukraine during army operation:
 More than 500 civilians have been killed in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine during the army operation there, the Ukrainian Health Ministry said on Tuesday.



Four Killed as Minibus Explodes at Ukrainian Checkpoint:
Three servicemen and a driver were killed when a minibus exploded at a checkpoint as clashes between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in the country’s eastern regions continue.



Kiev forces attack city of Donetsk, civilian casualties reported:
Ukrainian troops equipped with tanks and armored vehicles are making an attempt to break into Donetsk, a city of approximately 950,000 people, an official of the rebels’ self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Sergey Kavtaradze, informed Reuters.



Ukraine air force strikes 30km from plane crash site despite ban – reports:
Earlier on, the Ukrainian air forces carried out a missile strike in 30 kilometers from the MH17 crash site – despite the 40-kilometer ceasefire.



Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close approach to MH17 before crash – Moscow:
The Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian Defense Ministry said.



Instead of Providing Evidence for Russian Guilt in Plane Shootdown, U.S. Says: Just TRUST Us …
Because Those Iraq War Lies Are Ancient History



Russia challenges accusations that Ukraine rebels shot down airliner:
Russia’s Defence Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and asked the United States to produce satellite images to support its assertions.



This Grandpa Has Had Enough of Police Killing People: Video –
On July 17 the NYPD killed Eric Garner, husband and a father of 6 children.



Appeals Courts Disagree Over Obamacare:
In a potentially lethal blow, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans for people in 34 states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under the law.



Price of Beef and Bacon Reach All-Time High:
 A decade ago, in June 2004, a pound of ground chuck cost $2.49, which means that the commodity has increased by 57 percent since then. Bacon has increased by 78.7 percent from the $3.42 it cost in June 2004 to the $6.11 it costs now.

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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