Something Rotten In Palestine

It is NO secret that I am a supporter of the Palestinian people and their struggle for a homeland to call their own…..my support comes from personal experience and I also worked in the region for a time in my younger days…..

I try to give my readers a look into what being Palestinian means…..sometimes it does not come off so well…..but I will continue to try and help the world see the injustice the people have to deal with every day…..

I have written about the last 3 wars in Gaza and other happenings around the Occupied territories but I recently read one that took my aback……

This article was written in Al-Bawaba News………

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has blocked an attempt to push for the prosecution of Israel for war crimes in Gaza at the International Criminal Court, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament said on Friday.

Hasan Khreisha told Ma’an that the Palestinian Authority’s decision to join the ICC and thus press charges against Israel for its offensive that killed more than 2,100 and devastated the Gaza Strip was halted by Abbas in order to push forward a new peace talks bid.

“President Abbas decided not to sue Israel at the ICC unless his new initiative fails to resume peace talks with Israel,” Khreisha said, adding that the PA was waiting for the United States to officially reply to a message from Abbas asking for the resumption of talks.
Khreisha told Ma’an that even though all major Palestinian parties had given president Abbas a document in which they voiced their support for Palestinian accession to the ICC, “so far no practical steps have been taken in that direction.”

okay I understand that the president of the Palestine National Authority, Abbas, would be concerned about finding a lasting peace with Israel…..but to decide NOT to support the actions by Israel just flies in the face of justice.

I use to think that abbas was the best person for the job…..but with this action he has lost my support.

Is Israel Finished?

Fellow bloggers, do you ever feel like you are spinning your wheels……I do too….but I refuse to let my guard down and succumb to the feelings of inadequacy……I do the research so my readers do not and I try to keep them informed on how and where the next big bang will occur……..sorry had to get that off my chest…..now onwards and upwards!

I was asked the other day by a friend who knows that I keep up with the Middle East religiously…..do you think Israel is finished now?  I mean they have a tenuous ceasefire and all is quiet, as quiet as it gets on their southern border…….what could they possibly need to do more?

My personal opinion is that Israel is not through with armed conflict….not just yet.  They are finished with Gaza for they accomplished what they intended….to totally destroy the infrastructure……the tunnel crap was just that …..total crap!

If they are not finished but are finished with Gaza, for now…..where will they hit next?

Think Lebanon and Hezbollah.

 

I listen to a report from Israel’s channel 2………..

The report, for which the army gave Israel’s Channel 2 access to several of its positions along the border with Lebanon, featured an IDF brigade commander warning that such a conflict “will be a whole different story” from the Israel-Hamas conflict in which over 2,000 Gazans (half of them gunmen according to Israel) and 72 Israelis were killed. “We will have to use considerable force” to quickly prevail over the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, “to act more decisively, more drastically,” said Colonel Dan Goldfus, commander of the 769th Hiram Infantry Brigade.

The report said Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 rockets — 10 times as many as were in the Hamas arsenal — and that its 5,000 long-range missiles, located in Beirut and other areas deep inside Lebanon, are capable of carrying large warheads (of up to 1 ton and more), with precision guidance systems, covering all of Israel.

Israel is catching grief from all over the world for the death and destruction in Gaza…..and they will go to southern Lebanon for, right now, they have little to lose.  Hezbollah is as much a pain in Israel’s butt as Hamas…..I cannot imagine that they, Israel, will let those rockets and such go for too long.

BiBi will need something to sure up his supports so that he can keep his power trip…….his latest okay of the theft of Palestinian land for settlements is his way of pacifying the right wing extremists………any Gaza investigation will lessen some of his support…..he will need a new “enemy” that is about to destroy Israel…..and Hezbollah fits that bill perfectly.

Of course they are not finished!  Israelis are famous, or infamous depending on your point of view, for brutality and destruction…..from Moses until today…….not much has changed with completion of their Gaza campaign.

Just wait for it………..

 

FOI Gives Important Info

For years we have been warned about the possibility of a Middle East country getting a nuke and all the disasters that could cause…..

There already is a nuke power in the Middle East….Israel!  And for years NO one would admit to it, that Israel had nuke weapons…….guess what FOI can punch holes in a lot of lies, huh?

 

Haaretz.Com.

West Bank: Spoils Of War?

Now that we have the closest thing to a ceasefire in Gaza…..the Israelis have turned their eyes to the West Bank…….the best guess for the reconstruction of Gaza is about 20 years, so Israel did what it needed to do…totally destroy the infrastructure of the Palestinians….and then BiBi has a problem with his Right Wing, they wanted to totally destroy Gaza and make the Palestinians pay for their audacity to be free thoughts…….BiBi had to cpome up with a way to keep the Right in tow so that his government can continue to govern….but what would placate the ‘haters’ on the Israeli Right?

They will do what they always do…STEAL LAND from the Palestinians on the West Bank…….

In a move the US calls “counterproductive,” Israel has made a huge land seizure in the West Bank and is expected to use it to expand Jewish settlements. The Israeli anti-settlement group Americans for Peace Now says the 990-acre seizure in an area called the Etzion bloc—one of the parts of the West Bank that Israel wants to keep under any future deal with the Palestinians—is the biggest appropriation of its kind since the 1980s, the Los Angeles Times reports. A spokesman for the group calls the move a “stab in the back” to Palestinian moderates.

The appropriation is being seen as revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the area in June, which sparked the recent fighting in Gaza, Voice of America notes. Israel says the area has been declared “state land” not owned by Palestinians, the New York Times reports, but the local mayor says the area is planted with olive trees and belongs to Palestinian families. A spokesman for the Palestinian Authority says the move will “further deteriorate the situation,” and officials will seek to have the decision reversed.

Basically it is revenge against the Palestinians because they, Israel, could not break their resolve…….if Israel can keep postponing the ‘peace deal’ then it gives them more time to take more land thus diminishing the size of any Palestinian state if and when it becomes a reality…..and as a side benefit….it keeps the Right smiling and on BiBi’s side…..for now.

Israel is just doing what it does best…..destruction and thievery……they are stealing Palestinian land…that makes them NO better than any other authoritarian prick from history.

Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’ | Al Jazeera America

Many people have questioned just why Israel continued to attack Gaza…the tunnel BS has been debunked……rockets are notoriously inaccurate and have killed less than 10 people…..then why?

My opinion is that it was to destroy as much of the infrastructure as possible before the ceasefire……would make a two state solution harder to enact….

Even the US is asking some of the same questions…….read it for yourself…..

 

Why Israel’s bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers ‘stunned’ | Al Jazeera America.