The following letter to the Toronto Star was published today with only two punctuation changes. To my mind this is quite unusual, and the fact that the Star would publish it indicates that people in general are becoming more aware of the pro-Israel bias of the mass media, and less tolerant of deliberate propaganda.
And now let the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth begin…
“During a brief Red Cross-brokered lull, paramedics entered the neighbourhood to retrieve the dead, pulling bodies from the rubble of homes. Dozens of houses over several blocks were destroyed or badly damaged, a scene reminiscent of Israel’s last major incursion into Gaza… Israeli military casualties also spiked in the fighting, with 13 killed Sunday, raising the total number of dead soldiers to 18. Two civilians have also died in mortar and rocket attacks.” (Emphasis added).
There is not much need for me to write up anything original regarding the present attack on Gaza; all I have to do is reproduce my comments on “Operation Pillar of Cloud” which took place in 2012. But first, here is an account of the deaths and damage caused by Israel in 2009 which appeared in The Palestine Chronicle on Nov. 23rd, 2012:
“In 2009 when Israel’s 22-day blitzkrieg was over, nearly 1,400 Palestinians had been wiped off the planet of whom four-fifths were civilians and 350 children, and over 5,000 wounded… Israel had destroyed or damaged 58,000 homes, 280 schools, 1,500 factories, water and sewage installations and 80 percent of agricultural crops. The cost to Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was estimated at $660 to 900 million while the total economic cost was put at $3 to 3.5 billion.”
Canada: Anti-Israel protestors demonstrate outside embassy
India criticizes Israel for “disproportionate use of force”
“Rampant butchery” – Daily Star, Lebanon
Gaza attack: Timing determined by U.S. and Israeli elections?
Gaza crisis: ‘More than 100’ killed in Israeli strikes – BBC
UK government and media’s grotesque travesty of the truth in Gaza
Top 10 Myths About Israel’s Attack on Gaza
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Russia: US Blocking UN Statement Calling for Gaza Ceasefire
Minister: 25 mosques bombed in Gaza
World has put up with Zionist apartheid for too long
Congress’s Shameful Support for Israeli Bombing
Chaos in Gaza hospital as doctors run out of life-saving medicines
In the line of fire: No escape anywhere in Gaza
“It seems to me that by issuing these leaflets, Israel is providing itself with an excuse ‘before the fact’ for causing mass civilian casualties. And if most of Gaza’s population is crammed into the centre of Gaza City, they will be sitting ducks for mistakes and accidents of war.”
Factors underlying this vicious military attack on a largely helpless civilian population are the upcoming Israeli election, Palestine’s move towards “observer” status at the U.N., and Israel’s never-ending quest to acquire more and more real estate and then clear it of unwanted “others”.
What I am attempting to do is extract salient information from the foreign (less-controlled) press and the internet, together with such revealing pro-Israeli propaganda and leaks as appear in the mainstream press, and then assemble it all into an easily-surveyed and digested presentation.
There are 17 links below.
“Operation Pillar of Cloud” has now become “Operation Pillar of Defence”, although nobody seems to have told Wikipedia yet.
Somehow, it seems to make “mowing the grass” a whole lot nicer… JG.
Israel just “mowing the grass”
Attack “won’t deter Palestinians from seeking observer status at the UN”
Tunisia sends foreign minister to Gaza with aid
Worldwide protests against Israel: Listing is updated
Iraq urges Arab states to use oil against US, Israel
Below are links to ten news items regarding the current military attack on Gaza being mounted by the ‘Jewish State of Israel’.
The first two items clearly demonstrate Israel’s delight that their servile U.S. lackey supports them in their murderous aggression and slaughter of innocents, and the remainder show the human cost of Israel’s malice, and give an idea of what may come next.
Well worth bookmarking if you want to stay ahead of the “mass media”.