57% of those killed by Israel in 2009 were children; 428 dead since strikes began

Israel’s small casualties
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57% of those killed by Israel in 2009 were children; 428 dead since strikes began

Gaza – Ma’an – Sixteen out of the 28 killed in Israeli airstrikes since New Year’s Eve were children; nine were from the same family, five of the adults killed were women.

The percentage of Israeli casualties that are children in 2009 is 57%.

On Friday the bodies of the Rayan family children were buried, and Palestinian medical sources confirmed the deaths of three more Palestinians under 17.

Seven Palestinians have been killed since midnight Thursday bringing the death toll to 428 and the injured to 2,220 on day seven of the Israeli operation.

The day’s strikes were reported as follows:

2:45 One of the children killed Friday was from the Al-Astal family. He was playing outside his home in the Al-Qararra neighborhood was killed when a shell hit the area.

2:30 In the An-Nuseirat refugee camp the Israeli army targeted the home of Imad A’qel, a prominent leader of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. The home was destroyed but no injuries were reported.

A’qel is one of the assistants to general leader of the brigades Ahmad Al-Ja’bari.

2:15pm Three were killed in an airstrike on Al-Qarara village in southern Gaza.

2:00pm Shells landed on the home of Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades leader in the central Strip.

1:15pm 20 year-old Fadi Shebat killed in Israeli shelling at Bet Hanoun

1:00pm 15 year-old Hammad Mesbeh was killed by Israeli shells in Gaza City.

Medical sources in the Palestinian Red Crescent confirmed that Hammad was killed by shrapnel from an Israeli missile strike fired from a pilotless drone. His body was difficult to identify since it arrived to the hospital in pieces.

12:10pm Gazans crowd Jabaliya streets in public outcry against Israeli killing of Hamas leader Nizar Ryan and his 15 family members on Thursday.

12:00pm Shells fall on Der Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

10:30am One dead several injured as Israeli missiles land on home in Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip. 6 year-old Christine At-Turk died from her wounds sustained during the strike on Friday afternoon.

10:00am Foad Al-Matuq was killed and four were injured after Israeli shells hit an empty home in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Shelling targeted the home of Nabil Matuq, Fouad’s brother. The home was also demolished.

9:00am Missile strikes in residential areas across the Strip were reported.

7:00am Israeli missiles targeted the homes of two Hamas members in the Al-Bureij refugee camp near Gaza City. The strikes left the homes of the men totally demolished, as well as damaging several buildings in the area.

One of the damaged homes belonged to Jamal Ad-Durrah, the father of Muhammad Ad-Durrah, whose death at the hands of Israeli gunfire was caught on film in the now iconic image of the young boy cowering behind his father as they hide behind an oil drum in the face of Israeli fire.

6:45am Two homes in Rafah were bombed, injuring six people.

6:30am Israeli shelling targeted a house in the Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood west of Gaza City.

6:00am Israeli shelling hit the Caliphates’ Mosque in the Jabalia refugee camp injuring four Palestinians.

5:45am Thousands of birds were killed when Israeli fire targeted a farm in Gaza City.

***Updated 17:00 Bethlehem time

Yemeni and Palestinian women call for ending war on Gaza

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A sea of Palestinian flags could be seen as protestors turned out to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people against Israeli aggression. Those present also condemned Arab governments for their lack of action in support of the Palestinians living in Gaza.

Yemeni and Palestinian women call for ending war on Gaza

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Written By: Abdul-Aziz Oudah & Nasser Arrabyee Youth call on Arab governments to allow their citizens to join Gazan resistance

Thousands of Yemeni and Palestinian women and schoolgirls demanded a stop to Israel’s attacks against the Gaza Strip, where the death toll has now reached 350 and more than 1000 wounded mostly from civilians.

The women gathered in a play-ground in Al-Tahreer Square in the heart of Sana’a carrying pictures of the leaders of Hamas, and chanting anti-Israeli and anti-American slogans.

The women were led by the Yemen-based Hamas Women, and blamed Arab leaders for what they called an “Arab conspiracy” against the Palestinians.

“Jihad is the only solution”, “Jihad is the only solution”, read one of the banners. We are ready to die, another banner reads.

The female  chanted slogans in favor of Hamas leaders, including Khaled Mishal and Ismail Hania. Earlier, cleric Abdul Majeed Al-Zandani, who is also Vice-Chairman of the Popular Committee for Defending Al-Aqsa and Rector of Al-Eman University, called on Muslim scholars to issue a Fatwa prohibiting the closure of Palestinian border crossings into Egypt.

“To the President of Egypt, Mohmmed Husni Mubarak, we would say: participation in besieging our brothers in Gaza until death is participation in their killing,” Al Zandani said.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Freedom and Protection of Journalists, a local NGO, condemned the war crimes being committed by Israel against the Palestinians in Gaza. They urged local journalists to document such crimes and other violations of human rights.

“What is happening in Gaza is a war crime and genocide, violating all international conventions – and the world should stop them,” said a statement issued by the centre.

“The journalists are the witnesses of the truth, and they could rescue million of people from massacres by reminding the world that keeping silent is an unforgivable  crime, and that the perpetrators must be held accountable.”

In a related protest the previous day, thousands of young Yemeni’s took to the streets to protest Israeli actions against the Palestinians. They called on theirs, and other Arab governments to allow their people to travel to the West Bank to wage jihad against the Israeli occupiers.

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Hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets Sunday in angry rallies to denounce recent Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, which has left more than 271 dead.

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Sana’a Sport City Stadium in a public rally to condemn Israeli aggression against Gaza.

The rally was attended by many top officials and partisan officials, and called for an immediate Arab summit to put a stop to the Israeli assault against the people of Gaza. They also called for the lifting of the blockade in order to provide the people of Gaza with desperately needed supplies of food and medicine.

The angry demonstrators expressed their rage over the Israeli raids which they described as criminal and disgusting, and some analysts believe they are the worst attack in terms of civilian casualties since 1967. Others condemned the attack as the most barbaric attack in modern history, describing the Israeli regime as the last remaining apartheid regime in today’s world.

The speeches given at the rally expressed anger and grief over the Gaza situation, and held Arab regimes accountable for what is happening there. They called on regimes to allow citizens to join the Gazan resistance, after an official failure to support the resistance movement militarily.

Some demonstrators called on Arab governments to let the Arab youth to go to Palestine in order to fight against the Zionists, because violence is the only language that the Zionists understand.

Journalist Yahia Karad reported from Hodeidah saying that thousands of people and students held rallies in the University campus, denouncing the Israeli atrocities.

Arab diplomatic sources participating in the permanent delegation meetings said that an Arab summit is scheduled to be held next Friday in Doha to discuss the Israeli attacks against Gaza, however they said Egypt has expressed reservations.

According to media sources, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Husam Zaki said that the Foreign Minister Ahmed Abo Al-Ghait had made contact with his Arab counterparts to schedule an Arab League ministerial meeting, which would consider the need for an extraordinary Arab summit. Diplomatic sources confirmed that the initial meeting will be held next Wednesday to discuss the Israeli attack against Gaza.

“IRON WALL” PALESTINIANS IN LEBANON, those in submission to Jabotinsky’s wall

Lebanese Palestinians: We Can’t Fight Israel
Written by Rachelle Kliger
Published Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Palestinians refugees residing in Lebanon are viewing the state of affairs in Gaza with concern, but say the situation will not drive them to take up arms against Israel or the Lebanese army.
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon can do precious little to help Gazans, ‘Ali Hweidi, secretary general of the Thabit Organization for the Right of Return, told The Media Line.
Thabit is a non-governmental organization acting on behalf of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
“[Palestinians in Lebanon] can only carry weapons inside camps and they are prevented from doing anything against Israel or helping the Palestinians in Gaza,” Hweidi said.
Their main activity, while the operation in Gaza continues, is to stage demonstrations and to appeal to the international community and to Arab and Muslim governments to help the Palestinians in Gaza and restore their rights.
“The target is not Hamas soldiers but the Palestinians themselves. Israel is not respecting the law,” he said.
Hweidi blatantly dismissed the notion that Palestinians in Lebanon would turn their weapons against the Lebanese army in frustration over what is happening in Gaza.
“The Palestinian demonstrations are peaceful,” he said.
Refugees have been demonstrating outside the Egyptian embassy in Beirut to protest Cairo’s handling of the situation. Protests have resulted in minor clashes with Lebanese security forces, but nothing more than that, Hweidi said.
“Using weapons against the Lebanese is rejected and unacceptable and will never happen,” he added.
Lebanon hosts nearly 400,000 Palestinian refugees who complain of discrimination from the government.
Palestinians are not granted equal rights and are limited in job opportunities. Analysts say they are deliberately being discriminated against so they will not seek permanent residency in Lebanon, and so the refugees can be used as leverage in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
Beirut recently announced plans to upgrade its relations with the Palestine Liberation Organization.
The PLO is regarded by the Arab League as the sole representative of the Palestinian people and is currently headed by Fatah’s Mahmoud ‘Abbas, who is also chairman of the Palestinian Authority.

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Foiled Attack on Israel Embassy in Mauritania

Foiled Attack on Israel Embassy in Mauritania

Mauritanian security forces foiled an attack on the Israeli embassy in the capital Nouakchott on Wednesday.

A civilian stepped out of a taxi opposite the embassy’s buildings, and began shouting religious slogans and hurling stones at the checkpoint, according to a report in the Mauritanian Taqadoumy.com.

Other reports said he threw an explosive device at the embassy and it failed to detonate

Forces were summoned to beef up security around the compound in case more serious attacks occurred.

The assailant, a Mauritanian in his late 20s or 30s, was reportedly taken into custody by the local riot police and is being investigated.

Security forces around the embassy compound have been on high alert since Israel launched its offensive on Gaza on Saturday.

Demonstrators took to the streets shortly after the attacks on Gaza began to protest against Israel’s actions.

Mauritania is one of three Arab League members – including Egypt and Jordan – that enjoys full diplomatic relations with Israel.

Earlier this week The Media Line reported that coup leaders in Mauritania were considering severing diplomatic ties with Israel, in what could be a blow to the United States’ diplomacy efforts in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mauritania underwent a coup last August, and has been facing diplomatic and economic pressure from the international community, including the U.S.

Washington suspended non-humanitarian aid to Mauritania following the coup.

Washington is calling on the coup leaders to restore the deposed president to his position in a legitimate, democratic and constitutional role and to restore the democratically elected government.

Sources in Nouakchott say the coup leaders are considering severing relations with Israel in order to secure financial aid from Libya and later from Gulf countries. Libya has conditioned any aid on cutting ties with Israel.

An official affiliated with the junta said the next elected government would cut relations with Israel.

These statements coincide with Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip, in which up to 400 Palestinians, including civilians, have been killed.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said these calls to sever relations were not new, and Jerusalem had not observed any significant change in the attitudes in Nouakchott, and did not see the government there taking any action to suspend relations.

Calls of this nature have been made in the past from the opposition, but when the opposition leader came to power he did not act on these statements, Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Yigal Palmor told The Media Line.

“We’re engaged in contacts with the Mauritanian government and with other Mauritanian political forces who talk to us,” he said. “We’re examining the situation.”

The coup leaders, who are now the de facto rulers in Mauritania, can use developments in Gaza as an excuse for cutting relations, especially when anti-Israeli sentiments there are strong.

This is not the first time Israeli interests in Mauritanian are coming under attack.

A February 2008 attack on the Israeli embassy resulted in several people being wounded and was claimed by the Al-Qa’ida Organization in the Islamic Maghreb.

If relations with Israel are indeed slashed, this could deal a serious blow to Washington’s efforts to install democracy and push for normalization between Middle Eastern countries and its ally, Israel.

Mauritania could become more reliant on oppressive or extremist countries for aid, which could embolden anti-U.S. sentiment there and undermine democracy building.

It could also raise popular pressure on the regimes in Amman, Cairo and countries that maintain informal relations with Israel to take similar steps and sever or downgrade these ties.

There are already strong voices in Egypt and Jordan calling on their governments to cut ties with Israel until the Palestinian issue is resolved.

‘Let us help you fight Israel in Gaza’

‘Let us help you fight Israel in Gaza’

Fatah operatives in the West Bank on Thursday criticized the Palestinian Authority leadership and accused its representatives of failing to take a “tough stance” against the current IDF military operation in the Gaza Strip.

One of them, Ziad Abu Ein, a deputy minister in the PA, called on Hamas to return the weapons it had confiscated from Fatah members in the Gaza Strip so they could help in fighting against the IDF during a ground offensive.

Abu Ein said Fatah had about 70,000 loyalists in the Gaza Strip, many of them former members of the PA security forces, who were prepared to repel an Israeli incursion.

Meanwhile, a senior aide to PA President Mahmoud Abbas launched a scathing attack on Hamas and accused it of being a puppet in the hands of Iran. He also denied allegations by Hamas and other Palestinians that Abbas was planning to return to the Gaza Strip “aboard an Israeli tank.”

Some Fatah representatives went as far as accusing the PA leaders of “collusion” with Israel to get rid of the Hamas government so they could return to the Gaza Strip.

The Fatah members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, pointed out that the PA leadership here had banned all forms of demonstrations in support of Hamas in the West Bank.

“They allowed people to demonstrate in the first two days, but then started cracking down on the demonstrators,” said a senior Fatah official. “You’re permitted to demonstrate only if you promise to refrain from voicing your support for Hamas.”

The Fatah official and some Palestinians told The Jerusalem Post that Abbas’s forces in some West Bank cities had forced merchants who were on strike to open their businesses. The strike was organized by various Palestinian factions in protest against the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip.

Another Fatah official said it was “ironic and sad” that people were demonstrating in Tokyo and London against the Israeli offensive while the PA was trying to halt such protests out of fear that they would turn into pro-Hamas rallies.

The criticism against Abbas and the PA leadership is a sign of growing divisions inside the ruling Fatah faction over how to relate to the anti-Hamas IDF campaign.

Senior Fatah members – including Marwan Barghouti, the top Fatah operative who is serving life terms in Israeli prison – are said to be “enraged” with the way Abbas is handling the conflict.

In messages to the PA leadership, some of the senior Fatah figures threatened to come out in public against Abbas unless he took “real” steps to exert pressure on Israel to halt the offensive. One of their primary demands was that Abbas suspend peace talks with Israel and stop security coordination with Israel and the clampdown on Hamas members in the West Bank.

Moreover, the Fatah officials demanded that Abbas release all Hamas detainees from his prisons and agree to the resumption of reconciliation talks with Hamas.

The Fatah officials are worried that the IDF operation will make their leaders appear as if they were collaborating with Israel. The Arab media has been full of unconfirmed reports suggesting that the main goal of the Israeli operation is to pave the way for the return of Abbas’s men to the Gaza Strip after they were kicked out in the summer of 2007.

On Thursday, the secretary-general of the Damascus-based Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Nayef Hawatmeh, joined Hamas in claiming that some Arab leaders, including Abbas, had apparently given Israel a green light to launch its attack.

While some Fatah members appeared to be unhappy with the IDF operation, others expressed hope that Israel would destroy Hamas.

“I have no sympathy for Hamas because of what they did to our Fatah brothers in the Gaza Strip,” said a Fatah activist in the nearby Al-Amari refugee camp. “They brought this disaster on themselves because of their crimes against our people. We will never forget what they did to us.”

Senior PA officials here strongly denied Hamas allegations that Abbas had established an emergency room to prepare for the return of his loyalists to the Gaza Strip after the collapse of the Hamas government.

Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a senior adviser to Abbas, accused Hamas of spreading “lies” and of incitement against the PA leadership. He admitted, however, that the PA had formed a special committee “to follow up on the situation in the Gaza Strip.”

The attack on Hamas was the fiercest by a top PA official since the beginning of the IDF operation. It came despite an order issued by Abbas earlier in the day banning PA and Fatah representatives from openly criticizing Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

“The Hamas leadership has disappeared, and someone needs to look after the Palestinians,” he said. “What’s wrong with the establishment of a committee to follow up on what’s happening in the Gaza Strip? Mahmoud Abbas is the president of all the Palestinians, and it’s his duty to follow up on the situation on all levels.”

Abdel Rahim denied allegations by Hamas that the PA was providing Israel with information about the whereabouts of Hamas leaders and the location of security installations.

“The information is coming from within Hamas’s ranks,” he charged. “Hamas has been infiltrated [by Israel].”

He also denied that Fatah had set up special cells of its supporters in the Gaza Strip to help Israel get rid of Hamas and to prepare for the return of the PA.

The PA official accused Hamas of serving Iran’s agenda and of seeking to marginalize the role of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in the region.

“Hamas is trying to turn this conflict into a card in the hands of the Iranians so that Teheran could later use it in negotiations with the Americans,” he said. “The Iranians want to appear as if they have influence in the region.”

Accusing the Hamas leaders of being “arrogant and political idiots,” Abdel Rahim said the Islamist movement did not believe that Israel would attack the Gaza Strip out of fear for the life of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit and because of the upcoming general elections in Israel.

He also condemned Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh for declaring that Hamas would not succumb even if the entire Gaza Strip were wiped out.

World in Solidarity with Gaza on “Day of Wrath”

World in Solidarity with Gaza on “Day of Wrath”

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02/01/2009 Demonstrations and rallies across the Arab and Islamic world kicked off in support of Gaza as Palestinians in the West Bank and the Strip have responded to Hamas’ call to mark “Day of Wrath” after Friday prayers.

Al-Manar correspondent in the West Bank said that Israeli occupation security forces have erected several roadblocks around the Aqsa mosque to prevent Palestinians from reaching Quds.

In territories occupied in 1948, the Palestinian follow up committee has announced a week of demonstrations, rallies and sit-ins in towns and villages including Tel Aviv and Haifa, while a central demonstration will take place in Sikhnin. The Israeli occupation army has ordered all entrances to the West Bank be closed as security forces were on very high alert across occupied Palestine in case of war, according to an Israeli police spokesman.

However, thousands of Palestinians were demonstrating in the West Bank city of Ramallah. “We will sacrifice our soul and our blood for Gaza,” chanted the demonstrators, shouting out pro-Hamas slogans and calling on the resistance fighters to “hit Tel-Aviv.”

Thousands of Gazans also defied the cold weather and Israel’s savage aggression and took to the streets of the bombarded city in a show of steadfastness and challenge to the Israeli killing machine. The demonstrators took part in the funeral of Hamas field commander martyr Nizar Rayan, who was assassinated Thursday.

And in Tehran, a huge demonstration was organized after Friday prayers to protest Israel’s bloody aggression on Palestinians in Gaza. “Death to Israel, death to the US” they chanted and demanded an immediate halt to the Israeli war on Gaza. “We are calling for an immediate ceasefire, a halt to the attack and aid for the population of Gaza as well as an end to the blockade of the Palestinian territory and the opening up of all crossings,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Manucheher Mottaki said as he slammed the world’s inaction on Gaza. He added that Gazans were justified in their belief that some Arab countries have betrayed them.

Also in Turkey, thousands of people demonstrated and burnt Israeli flags. A senior official from Turkey’s ruling party meanwhile condemned the operation as “a crime against humanity” and said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert “deserved a pair of shoes to be thrown at him.”

In Ankara, a deputy chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party harshly criticized the Israeli operation in Gaza. The offensive “has reached the scale of a crime against humanity,” Bulent Gedikli told Anatolia news agency, slamming the Zionist entity also for failing to facilitate the access of humanitarian aid for the Palestinians.

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, thousands took to the streets of Kabul and Herat to protest against Israel’s strikes on Gaza, chanting anti-Israel slogans. The demonstrators burned an effigy of Israeli President Shimon Peres. The protesters also chanted anti-US slogans and the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai.

And in Pakistan, thousands of demonstrators rallied in several cities, with some calling for a jihad, or holy war, against the Zionist entity. “The Islamic world failed to take timely action to stop Israeli action on Gaza,” one of the leaders of the radical Jamaat-i-Islami party, Liaqat Baloch, told the demonstrators. He blasted the United Nations, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and human rights groups for failing to prevent the “massacre of Palestinians” and called for UN sanctions against Israel.

Indonesians in Jakarta also demonstrated against the Israeli blitz on Gaza. Tens of thousands of Indonesians staged a protest after Friday prayers and marched towards the US embassy while chanting religious and anti-Israel-US slogans.

In Australia, thousands of people staged a protest after Friday prayers in Sydney. Holding Palestinian flags and pro-Palestinian banners, more than 4,000 demonstrators marched to the Parry Park and held prayers for the martyrs of Gaza. A makeshift coffin draped in the Palestinian flag was carried before the crowd, followed by a procession of eight imams.

In Manila, Muslims took to the streets of the Philippines capital and denounced Israel’s aerial and naval assault on the Gaza Strip. Protesters held placards accusing Israel of “war crimes.” The protest leader stressed “we are here with the rest of the world to express our outrage against the genocidal attack by Israel against the Palestinian people.”

Also in Srinagar in Kashmir, thousands demonstrated in the main town square shouting anti-Israel slogans and carrying Islamic flags. They also set an Israeli flag on fire.

The Israeli Nazis and the Palestinian Allies

The Israeli Nazis and the Palestinian Allies

The latest Israeli slaughter in Gaza and the rockets of Hamas in the context of Allied “Good War” morality

by Michael Hoffman

The latest Israeli war crime in Gaza reminds me of a central idea of a book I hope to one day complete on the Cryptocracy’s great game with Islam, in this case pertaining to the morality message of World War II.

In World War II the Allies conducted themselves, as Franklin Roosevelt stated, as though the entire German people were collectively involved in a conspiracy against civilization. With this rationale in hand, the Allies proceeded to terrorize the German people as no people have ever been terrorized by a state. Every instrument of the terrorist was employed: assassination, bombing and mass murder. Rather than being condemned or prosecuted, the Allied terrorism was characterized as history’s one, certain “Good War” and I will not exhaust you with a litany of the other sterling sobriquets with which moralists and alleged humanitarians have laurel-wreathed the Allied bloodbath.

The Muslims, along with the rest of the world, observed the Allied morality play and in the midst of the West’s media blitz have had a center seat at all of the movies, documentaries and official commemorations of the heroism and goodness of the Allied attacks on civilians, on the basis that the Germans, including German women, children, infants and the unborn of pregnant German mothers, were occupiers, colonizers, aggressors and exterminators who got what they deserved.

I have witnessed no serious attempt anywhere across the spectrum of western public opinion to overthrow World War II Allied morality. If anything, it has become more extravagant in its claims of moral purity and ethical crusading.

The Palestinians, having learned the lesson of World War II as perpetually imparted by Hollywood and New York, identify the Israelis as Nazis who colonize, occupy and yes, exterminate — in so far as they are able in a media age where little is done in secret that escapes hand-held video cameras and Internet blogs.

For example, in the Gaza ghetto, for years the Israelis have forced 1.5 million people to go without food, medical care, heating fuel, electricity, clean water and facilities and infrastructure necessary to life or even a half-way decent standard of living. In response to these Nazi-like actions by the Zionists, Hamas fires primitive rockets at Zionist civilians. The West tends to see only the Hamas rockets, not the record of Israeli mass murder, dispossession and occupation which led to the rocket fire.

According to the Allied logic of World War II, Hamas is completely in the right and nothing Hamas does to the Nazi-Israelis is wrong; in fact, the Hamas rocket fire must be classed, by Allied logic, as a step on the path toward civilization and against barbarism.

This writer believes that attacks on civilians are always wrong, whether they be German, Palestinian or Israeli. But the West can’t have it both ways: it can’t teach, as it has for generations, that one may burn and slaughter German civilians righteously, without restraint of any kind, and then celebrate that terrible carnage for the next six decades in every possible forum, while telling Hamas and the Palestinians that they dare not imitate the Allied/World War II example. Muslims have no regard for western hypocrisy and they will hurl themselves at the Israelis as the Allies hurled themselves at the Germans and this will probably continue for as long as the Allied slaughter of Germans is held to be the gold standard of ethical conduct in war.

Those who uphold the myth of Allied morality ought to uphold Palestinian resistance to Israeli conquest and slaughter. In view of this, the Israeli-Nazi attacks today in Gaza will only further enflame the resolve of Arabs and Muslims throughout the world to resist by any means — including guns and bombs — the “collectively guilty” 21st century Israeli people, just as the Allies murdered, burned and bombed the “collectively guilty” German people of the 1940s. Few in the West today view the Allies as terrorists and few in Islamic countries view Hamas as terrorist.

The next “Good War” has only just begun.