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Thursday, July 24, 2014


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“You must unlearn what you have been ‘programmed’ to believe from birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a universe where all things are possible.” -Jacqueline E. Purcell

“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” - William Paley

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." - Native American proverb

Israel, Not Hamas, Orchestrated The Latest Conflict In Gaza

By Musa al-Gharbi 

Washington's ironclad support for Israel provides effective shield for war crimes.
Israel: International Anger Mounts
By Felicity Arbuthnot

“Mr Obama, do you have a heart? I invite you, spend one night – just one night – with us in Al Shifa’a Hospital. 
HRW Whitewashes Israel, The Law Supports Hamas

By Norman Finkelstein

Some Reflections on Israel’s Latest Massacre.
AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy

By Stephen M. Walt

"The explanation for America's impotent and morally bankrupt policy is the political clout of the Israel lobby." 
US Aid to Israel - The Real Deal

3 Minute Video

With over 650 people killed in Gaza just this July and the Israeli military's long list human rights abuses, is this special relationship worth the price? 
Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

By Ramzy Baroud

One can say with a great degree of conviction that Israel cannot possibly subdue Gaza.
5 Broken Cameras 

Palestinian Documentary 

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.
The Mystery of a Ukrainian Army ‘Defector’

By Robert Parry

U.S. intelligence officials suggest that the person who fired the missile that downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been “a defector” from the Ukrainian army, an apparent attempt to explain why some CIA analysts thought satellite images revealed men in Ukrainian army uniforms manning the missile battery. 
The Tragedy of MH17
A Chessboard Drenched in Blood

By Pepe Escobar 

The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake. But it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos. 
Ukraine: Anvil of the New Cold War

By Tom Hayden 

To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War. 
Obama's Hot War

By Glen Ford

Washington appears to have crossed some kind of Rubicon, to embark “on a mad, scorched earth policy to terrorize the planet into submission through relentless escalation into a global state of war.” 
The Path to a New 1914?
How America Chose War After 9/11 

By Jonathan Schell

As shocking as September 11th was, it was not a decisive catastrophe, but rather a warning.
The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners

By Molly Crabapple

Civil liberties defenders must remember that Muslims are not a separate class of people. Attacks on Muslims’ rights are attacks on human rights. 
Postcard from the End of America: Wolf Point

By Linh Dinh
An indication of the poverty in Wolf Point is that 98% of the public school children qualify for free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - Iraqi forces kill 117 insurgents in single day: In Salahudin province, the army forces seized four villages after clashes with Sunni militants, including those who are linked to Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), just north of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, a provincial police source told Xinhua.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb Kills 23: Police: At least five of the those killed were policemen, as were eight of those wounded, said police and medical sources, who both gave figures higher than 40 for the number of wounded.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - Iraqi air strikes kill 19 around militant-held Falluja - medical official: Iraqi government air strikes killed 19 people, including children, in Falluja on Monday and Tuesday, a health official in the militant-held city said.
Recent Iraqi Air-strikes Killed 75 Civilians: Human Rights Watch: The New York-based human rights watchdog says it documented 17 airstrikes, the majority in the first half of July, in which barrel bombs were used.
Iraq Christians flee with little more than clothes: Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and gunmen stole much of what they did manage to take along.
‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’: Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL: High-ranking U.S. officials said Wednesday that not only are Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “worse than al Qaeda,” but that the group has a message for the president: “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama.”
24 Palestinians killed in Israeli assault on Gaza Wednesday morning: More than 650 Palestinians -- the vast majority of whom have been civilians, including more than 160 children -- have been killed in the assault so far, while Israel has suffered 29 deaths, 27 of whom have been soldiers.
Quds Brigades say fighters killed 3 Israeli soldiers in southern Gaza: The al-Quds Brigades said in a statement that its militants had set up an ambush al-Khuzaa near Khan Younis, killing three soldiers. An Israeli army spokeswoman did not immediately comment on the claim.
The moment 'unarmed civilian was shot dead by an Israeli sniper' : Video : Abdellah explained that he and the other ISM volunteers were unable to approach the young man, amid fears they would be targeted too.
Palestinians plead for UN action to stop Gaza violence: "On behalf of the Palestinian people, we ask: What is the international community doing to stop this bloodletting, to stop Israel's atrocities?" Riyad Mansour said during a debate on the Gaza crisis.
Israel 'Could Be Guilty Of Gaza War Crimes': UN: There is a "strong possibility" Israel is violating international law in Gaza, the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.
57% of Americans back Israeli attack on Gaza: The CNN poll conducted from Friday to Sunday – just as Israel was launching its ground operation in the conflict, which started July 8 – found that 57 percent of Americans see Israel’s actions as justified, with 12 percent among those respondents saying Israel is not using enough force.
An open letter for the people in Gaza: The Lancet: "We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel.
Al-Jazeera Gaza offices evacuated after direct hit by Israeli fire: . "Two very precise shots were fired straight into our building," said Stefanie Dekker. "We are high up in the building so we had a very strong vantage point over the area. But we have evacuated."
Israeli professor's 'rape as terror deterrent' statement draws ire: 'The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped,' says Bar-Ilan University professor.
The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce: Op-Ed: One could imagine that an agreement on the basis of the Hamas proposal could not only stop the current round of hostilities but also pave the way towards a lasting solution of the conflict. However Israel has shown no interest in considering this proposal
The most vile op-ed you will read about Gaza: Op-Ed: I’d like to propose a new rule of thumb for writers: When your op-ed’s first sentence reads “Let’s state the obvious: No one likes to see dead children,” you should step away from the keyboard, take a look in the closest mirror and think long and hard about exactly the argument you’re about to make.
Human Rights Group: Over 700 Killed in Deadliest 48-Hour Span of Syrian Civil War: Syria has reportedly seen the deadliest 48-hour period of its three-year civil war. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 700 people were killed on Thursday and Friday, more than those killed in the chemical attack on Ghouta nearly one year ago.
Two Turkish soldiers, 6 Kurdish rebels killed in Syria border clash: Two Turkish soldiers and at least six Kurdish rebels were killed in clashes in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border, the Turkish military said Tuesday.
Syrian insurgents seize 3 towns: Fighters from the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, have seized three strategic towns on the border with Turkey in a major blow to US-backed moderate rebels.
Syrian government forces launch offensive in key Damascus suburb: Syrian government forces launched an offensive to recapture the opposition-held district of Jobar, in eastern Damascus, on Tuesday, in an attempt to halt rebel mortar strikes on the capital.
75 ISIL militants 'defect' to Syrian rebel group: At least 75 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants in Syria have laid down their weapons and defected to an umbrella rebel group called ‘Islamic Front’, according to an opposition leader.
Yemeni Al-Qaeda Establishing 'Islamic Emirate' "We warn all women that they have to adhere to the Sharia-enforced hijab and [wear gloves] ... men must not enter women's souks unless strictly necessary ... Whoever violates this, will have to bear punishment," according to a statement in the leaflet distributed in the region, reports local daily al-Ayyam.
Second bomb in Nigeria's Kaduna kills 50 - Red Cross worker; A second bomb blast in Kaduna killed 50 in the north Nigerian city's crowded Kawo market on Wednesday, a local Red Cross worker on the scene told Reuters by telephone.
Somalia MP killed in drive-by shooting: Politician and folk singer Saado Ali Warsame is fourth MP killed in 2014 in attacks pinned on the armed group al-Shabab.
Egyptian judge accuses al-Jazeera journalists of being in league with devil: In explanation for jailing of three men, Mohamed Nagy Shehata says devil encouraged them to use journalism against Egypt
Kerry, Aides Undergo Metal Detector Screening Before Meeting With Egyptian President: Kerry and his aides were checked with a metal detector. Security personnel reportedly raised a handheld metal-detector wand to Kerry’s suit jacket before waving him through. Kerry’s aides were also subjected to the handheld wand and were told to walk through a metal detector.
Rebels 'shoot down two Ukrainian attack jets': "Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate of the pilots is not known," spokesman Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky said on Wednesday, adding that the planes were brought down about 25km from the crash site of MH17.
Ukraine to Conscript Military Reserves to Fight Separatists in Country's East: Ukraine's parliament approved a presidential decree on Tuesday to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine
All-out brawl breaks out in Ukrainian parliament over flight MH17 vote : Video - A brawl broke out in Ukraine's parliament as ministers voted to approve a presidential decree to call up more military reserves. Report by Laurie Blake.
US says rebels downed MH17 plane 'by mistake': US intelligence officials have said they believe pro-Russian separatists most probably shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 "by mistake" last week, not realising it was a civilian passenger flight.
US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing: The intelligence officials were cautious in their assessment, noting that while the Russians have been arming separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. had no direct evidence that the missile used to shoot down the passenger jet came from Russia.
Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard: Last Thursday, just a day after the US sanctions were announced, the German-Russian Foreign Trade Office in Moscow was besieged by phone calls from concerned German companies who do business with both the US and Russia. The risks are significant, with large fines threatening those who violate the American sanctions
MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands: The first two planes carrying victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrive in the Netherlands where a day of mourning has been declared.
19 alledged Taliban insurgents killed in separate NATO airstrikes: At least 19 peoples were killed in separate airstrikes carried out by NATO-led coalition forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
Five foreign guards killed in Kabul attack: A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed five foreign guards in Kabul yesterday, the latest blast to rock the Afghan capital during an impasse over presidential election results.
13 Alledged Militants Killed in Airstrikes in Pakistan's North Waziristan: At least 13 people were killed Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region.
A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary: Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage.
Thom Hartmann: Rich rats hijacked our democracy: Op-Ed: Make no mistake about it; when rich people or corporations put money into politics or politicians, it's an investment, and they're expecting a financial return, whether it be in lower taxes or fewer regulations.
Texas governor Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 troops to Mexican border: Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run after his 2012 bid flamed out in a series of public gaffes, spent part of the weekend in Iowa, where he questioned President Barack Obama's commitment to securing the border and said Texas would do so if the federal government did not.
Nearly one quarter of US children in poverty: A total of 16.3 million children live in poverty, and 45 percent of children in the US live in households whose incomes fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Shows Unexpected Deterioration In July: The unexpected decrease by the headline index reflected a deterioration in consumer expectations, as the gauge of consumer expectations fell to 71.1 in July from 73.5 in June.
Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal: One of America’s top judges has launched a dramatic attack on the use of medical drugs in executions, stating that the attempt to disguise the brutality of the death penalty by giving condemned prisoners the appearance of serenity in their final moments is “doomed to failure” and that the country should return to the firing squad.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


The Chosen People of Israel
“When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are to possess and casts out the many peoples living there, you shall then slaughter them all and utterly destroy them…You shall make no agreements with them nor show them any mercy…You shall destroy their altars, break down their images, cut down their groves and burn their graven images with fire. For you are a holy people unto the LORD thy God and He has chosen you to be a special people above all others upon the face of the earth…”
–Book of Deuteronomy, 7:1-8

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Ten-year-old Afnan Shuheiber was playing on a Gaza City rooftop with her cousins when she became one of at least 149 children killed as of July 23, according to the United Nations, by Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip.
The spiralling number of children killed in the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza has raised international concern. 
On Saturday, July 19, a group of international and Palestinian rights groups and aid agencies urged an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, noting the high number of children killed. "So far, more children have been killed by Israeli fire than Palestinian militants," said a statement from the groups, including War Child and Defence for Children International.
On Saturday, the UN children's agency, UNICEF, said children made up one third of civilian casualties in the conflict so far. "From July 8th, until 4:00am on July 19, at least 73 Palestinian children have been reported killed as a result of airstrikes and shelling Israel aerial, naval and ground forces," UNICEF's Catherine Weibel told AFP. 
She said the children included 53 boys and 20 girls under the age of 18. "The youngest was reportedly three months old," she said. More than half of the children killed are under the age of 12.
Afnan, known as Fulla by her family, was among them, killed on Thursday afternoon along with her cousins, Jihad and Wissam, in Gaza City's Sabra district. Neighbours said the children were taking advantage of the relative lull in the violence that afternoon, going to the roof to relax after days of being cooped up at home.
'Tragic victims'
At the Shifa hospital, the cousins were lined up side-by-side in front of relatives overwhelmed by grief. Seven-year-old Wissam's eyes were still open – he looked to be staring into the distance.
Their deaths came after those of another four children, killed as they played on the beach in Gaza City in strikes witnessed by journalists staying at a beachfront hotel. 
Ahed Atef Bakr, aged 10, Zakaria Ahed Bakr, also 10, Mohamed Ramez Bakr, nine, and Ismail Mohamed Bakr, 11, were also cousins. Relatives said they too had sought to escape the stifling confines of their homes in Shati refugee camp. Two strikes hit the areas where they were playing.
The first scattered the crowd of adults and children who were next to straw beach huts. A second followed as they ran along the sand in fear.
The Israeli army later said that a preliminary investigation showed the children were the "tragic" victims of a strike targeting "Hamas terrorist operatives". 
A senior army official said on Saturday that the military was "sorry" about the deaths of women and children. "When you fight there are mistakes," he said.
Gaza is home to 1.8 million people, one of the most densely populated places on earth.
Israel alleges that Hamas uses the population as a human shield and fires rockets from civilian areas and infrastructure.
Weibel said the number of children among the dead in Gaza was of "deep concern" to UNICEF. "Children should be protected from the violence, and they should not be the victims of a conflict for which they have no responsibility," she told AFP.
'Scarred for life'
She also raised concerns about the long-term effects of the violence on Gaza's children, many of whom are now living through their third war in less than six years.
Israel and Hamas fought similar conflicts in Gaza in both 2012 and over the New Year in 2009.
"You have children who are going to be scarred for life because of what they are seeing," said Weibel. Even before the war, some 60,000 children in Gaza were in need of psychosocial support, she said, and the number is expected to soar after this conflict.
The potential for such problems is evident every day in Gaza – wide-eyed children seeing their relatives and friends buried after shelling. One boy among the crowd hit by Israeli fire on the beach escaped unhurt, but was hysterical and inconsolable. "They're dead, they're dead," he cried over and over.

Miko Peled was born in Jersusalem into a famous and influential Israeli Zionist family. His father was a famous General in the Israeli Army, of which Miko also served his time. When Miko's niece was killed by Palestinian suicide bombers, you may have expected the family to put Palestinians at fault, but surprisingly they blamed the state of Israel, and their violent torturing and persecution for driving people to such sadness that they would take their own lives.

Through his father's deep knowledge of the Israeli war of terror, together with his own research, Miko Peled ruins the myths surrounding the Israel and Palestine situation, and delivers a truth so damning that many Jews and Israel supporters will not be able to bear it. He reveals facts such as the original expelled Jews are not the ones returning, and they are not their descendants either, covers the double standards regarding the right of return, which doesn't apply to Palestinians, and dispels the myth that there has been a conflict for ages by producing proof that it was peaceful up until 1947 when Israel launched their illegal attacks.

Miko is just one of the many modern day Jews against Zionism and the state of Israel, and with the information he delivers in this astounding talk, it is not difficult to see why more and more Jews are rejecting Zionism and calling for the dismantling of Israel. It is a true eye-opener for anyone who has for too long been blinded by the fake misinformation given by the mainstream media, and the truths come straight from the heartland where he has spent many years documenting the real story. 



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: Every single satellite orbiting Earth, in a single image: The image shows every single satellite in space that is currently orbiting Earth, in one graphic.
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. 



Republican Sinn Féin

Sarah Hollywood Murphy – Statement from Comhairle Uladh

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Sarah Hollywood Murphy from South Armagh. Sarah was known by Republicans the length and breadth of Ireland and nowhere more so than her native South Armagh.

Sarah lived in Ardoyne, for a time after she married. A woman with a social and political conscience, Sarah joined the Civil Rights movement and with others set up the North Belfast branch and took part in the march from Coalisland to Dungannon in 1968.

Sarah joined Sinn Féin and worked with Maire Drumm and Leo Martin (among others) to set up a Sinn Féin office at Dunville Park on the Falls Road with Sean Caughey. Sarah was a very active Republican and was deeply involved in the campaign against internment from 1971 to 1975.

When her family home was attacked in 1974 they moved to Newry but the move did not deter Sarah from her work in the Republican Movement. She was Secretary of the South Armagh H-Block Committee during the Blanket protest and the H-Block Hunger Strikes. Up to her death Sarah was a member of Republican Sinn Féin and a representative of the National Graves Association for Newry and South Armagh.

She worked tirelessly to highlight the internment of Martin Corey and called for his and Marian Price’s release, she considered both as political hostages. Political prisoners were always close to her heart and she highlighted right up until her death the dreadful conditions in Roe, House, Maghaberry jail, co Antrim, faced by current Republican Prisoners.

Throughout her years in the Republican Movement, Sarah was never afraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she believed in. She matched her words with deeds and will be sadly missed by all her friends and Comrades in Republican Sinn Féin.

Cait Trainor

Rest in Peace Sarah

Seán Nollaig Connolly A lovely woman and a true republican to the end. RIP Sarah.

Brian Clarkefamily 

I was introduced to Sarah, by Tom Lonergan more 33 years ago. Tom was 
adopted, as Provisional Sinn Fein's first candidate, for the elections after the Hunger Strike but an undemocratic coup, overturned the wishes of the majority of republicans in South Armagh at that time.

 Sarah was a true Irish Republican, who embodied Irish resistance to British Crown forces in Ireland to the very end. Her Spirit, along with that of Maire Drumm, lives in Ireland as long as Irish women and Irish men, in the same Spirit of Freedom, resist the jackboot of British Occupation in Ireland. An Phoblacht Abu ! Saoirse Red Sarah ! Spiorad Saoirse na hEireann ! Saoirse ! 

My sincere condolences to her extended Family ! I'm sorry I cannot make it back to Ireland from Asia in time for her funeral !

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