This is Zionism.

August 31st, 2010

This is a syndicated post, originally from LENIN'S TOMB.

"An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday.

"The soldier, who has only been identified as "Captain R", was charged with relatively minor offences for the killing of Iman al-Hams who was shot 17 times as she ventured near an Israeli army post near Rafah refugee camp in Gaza a year ago.

"The manner of Iman's killing, and the revelation of a tape recording in which the captain is warned that she was just a child who was "scared to death", made the shooting one of the most controversial since the Palestinian intifada erupted five years ago even though hundreds of other children have also died."

Copyleft of Lenin's Tomb

[Read the original at LENIN'S TOMB (2010-08-31)...]


June 20th, 2010

From Ivan Eland’s recent Op-Ed column on the Israeli government’s military attack on an unarmed ship bearing humanitarian relief for Gaza

Terrorism is usually defined as harming a population by collective punishment to pressure its leadership to make political changes. Normally we think of small groups terrorizing a population with bombs, but governments purposefully killing civilians with bombs (such as the allies did to Japan and Germany in World War II) or inducing starvation and illness with a more slow-motion blockade should also be considered terrorism. It is appalling that civilized nations, such as Israel and its U.S. patron, are committing or endorsing, respectively, this illegal and immoral quarantine.

Ivan Eland (2010-06-02), Israeli Attack May Have a Silver Lining

Israel targets any vehicle in south Lebanon. The body count rises.

August 8th, 2006

But even as Olmert expressed willingness to consider the Lebanese initiative, he said his security Cabinet would meet Wednesday to consider deepening Israel’s ground offensive in Lebanon, which has now advanced about 4 miles, according to the army.

Leaflets dropped by Israel in southern Lebanon on Monday night and Tuesday declared an effective no-drive zone south of the Litani River. The ban emptied the streets of Tyre, the main city in the area, and left remaining civilians in villages across the south unable to flee.

A military spokeswoman said the ban did not apply to Red Cross and United Nations relief convoys traveling in coordination with the Israeli army. She said the ban had been imposed in an attempt to choke off supplies to guerrillas who have continued firing rockets into northern Israel. On Tuesday about 160 rockets landed in communities across northern Israel, the army said, causing damage to property and several injuries.

… In Israeli artillery and air strikes across southern Lebanon, buildings were bombed in Ghaziyeh, a Shiite town southeast of Sidon, killing 13 people after a funeral for 15 people killed Monday, hospitals reported. Witnesses said one of the houses hit belonged to a cleric linked to Hezbollah, but it was unclear whether he was a casualty. The army said it had targeted buildings used by senior Hezbollah officials and had no information on casualties.

In a southern suburb of Beirut, workers pulled 14 more bodies from the rubble of two buildings struck by Israeli aircraft Monday, raising the death toll from that attack to 30, The Associated Press reported.

One of the victims was Ali Rmeity, 45, who lost three children when missiles slammed into his building, AP reported. Rmeity and his wife were badly wounded; his only surviving son was in intensive care. Rmeity’s parents, three brothers and two sisters were also killed.

Nearly 700 people have been killed in Lebanon in four weeks of fighting, most of them civilians, and more than 100 Israelis have died, 39 of them civilians.

Joel Greenberg, Chicago Tribune (2006-08-08): Israel targets any vehicle in south Lebanon