The Garbanzo Annex

eretzyisrael:

So to those condemning Israel: Are you pro-Palestinian, or are you really just anti-Israel? Many of you purportedly care so much when you really care so little. As Leon Wieseltier of the New Republic once wrote: It is easier “not to dive deep into the substance of anything. It is less immediately satisfying than cursing and linking.”

My Twitter and Facebook feeds would have me believe that the only noteworthy military conflict in the world today is that between Israel and Hamas. Either many of you care about war only when it involves a Jew holding a gun, or you are woefully unaware of what else is going on in the world. In case it is the latter, and I sincerely hope it is, here is a (very) partial list of the death tolls from other ongoing conflicts. In no particular order:

Syria: 170,000 (~700 this past weekend alone!)

Mexico: ~80,000

Nigeria: ~5,000

South Sudan: ~10,000.

Gaza: ~600

eretzyisrael:

Some Tunnels are made for Transportation and Some are made for Terror.
Which underground would you live near?

eretzyisrael:

Some Tunnels are made for Transportation and Some are made for Terror.

Which underground would you live near?

eretzyisrael:

Hamas has put Shuja’iya’s residents in the line of fire!The IDF warned civilians in Shuja’iya to evacuate the area many days before striking the terror infrastructure within it. Dropping leaflets, making phone calls and sending text messages are just some of the many actions the IDF has been taking to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza.Hamas knows that Israel is reluctant to attack areas with many civilians. The terrorist organization fights from within civilian population and uses them as human shields.Hamas ordered the residents of Shuja’iya to ignore the IDF’s warning and stay in the neighborhood. By doing so, Hamas put them in the line of fire.Despite the fact that many of the residents ignored warnings and didn’t leave the neighborhood, the IDF continued to operate in the most precise and surgical way possible, targeting only terrorists and their infrastructure.Watch original video from Al-Aqsa TV:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERz6YgOIGo&feature=youtu.be

eretzyisrael:

Hamas has put Shuja’iya’s residents in the line of fire!

The IDF warned civilians in Shuja’iya to evacuate the area many days before striking the terror infrastructure within it. Dropping leaflets, making phone calls and sending text messages are just some of the many actions the IDF has been taking to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza.

Hamas knows that Israel is reluctant to attack areas with many civilians. The terrorist organization fights from within civilian population and uses them as human shields.

Hamas ordered the residents of Shuja’iya to ignore the IDF’s warning and stay in the neighborhood. By doing so, Hamas put them in the line of fire.

Despite the fact that many of the residents ignored warnings and didn’t leave the neighborhood, the IDF continued to operate in the most precise and surgical way possible, targeting only terrorists and their infrastructure.

Watch original video from Al-Aqsa TV:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERz6YgOIGo&feature=youtu.be

Hillel Neuer schools PLO’s Diana Buttu & HRW rep in Gaza debate on Al Jazeera

eretzyisrael:

Hamas is lying to you, again! This photo was taken in 2013 in Syria, not in Gaza. Help us share the truth. Fake Facebook post on “Stop Israel War Crimes in Gaza”: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=657377257673091&set=a.650486328362184.1073741825.383038591773627&type=1&theater Original “Daliy Mail” report from Syria: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2399092/Syria-nerve-gas-White-House-deeply-concerned-reports-1-300-killed-chemical-attack.html

eretzyisrael:

Hamas is lying to you, again!

This photo was taken in 2013 in Syria, not in Gaza.

Help us share the truth.

Fake Facebook post on “Stop Israel War Crimes in Gaza”: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=657377257673091&set=a.650486328362184.1073741825.383038591773627&type=1&theater

Original “Daliy Mail” report from Syria: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2399092/Syria-nerve-gas-White-House-deeply-concerned-reports-1-300-killed-chemical-attack.html

eretzyisrael:

The late Christopher Hitchens infamously saw no difference between radical Islamism and European fascism. As he put it, ‘both movements are based on a cult of murderous violence that exalts death and destruction and despises the life of the mind.’

In London, symbols of fascism are brandished in public without any public concern. Our MPs are too busy critiquing ‘Israeli war crimes’ in the comfort of Westminster than they are stopping intimidating displays of racism around the corner.

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That man on the bus was not a humanitarian or a pacifist. He was expressing his admiration for an ideology akin to fascism.
Fascists are not humanitarian. 

This is such an old point, but where are the demonstrations against Assad? Where are the rallies against Putin?

It is only the Jews which fascists are so disturbingly obsessed with.

Read here

eretzyisrael:

A new report reveals what we have already known: Hamas is using hospitals for their own, cynical purposes.

The source? A (French) palestinian journalist (hat tip: EoZ).

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On Wednesday night, I reported that foreign journalists have begun to quietly acknowledge that Hamas is using hospitals and mosques to store and fire rockets and is using the civilian population generally as human shields for its activities. Unsurprisingly, we now have word that some foreign journalists have been threatened for their reporting

On Wednesday, Peter Stefanovic of Australia’s Channel Nine News tweeted: “Hamas rockets just launched over our hotel from a site about two hundred metres away. So a missile launch site is basically next door.”

An account called @ThisIsGaza said this was Stefanovic’s fourth time “passing and fabricating information to Israel… from GAZA” and threatened to sue him.

Another account, @longitude0 wrote: “You are a cretin. Are you working for the IDF” and “in WWII spies got shot.”

Financial Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief John Reed reported seeing “two rockets fired toward Israel from near al-Shifa hospital, even as more bombing victims were brought in.”

Shifa, in Gaza City, is the main medical facility in the Strip [and is where the Hamas leadership is hiding out. CiJ].

In response, @Saritah_91 tweeted: “We’ll hold you responsible if Israel uses your tweet to bomb the hospital & then justify it.”

Another twitter user, @ Faysal_FreeGaza, said he’s “subtly justifying and encouraging IDF attacks on hospitals,” and @Maysara_ ara wrote: “Get out of Gaza u informant.”



Harry Fear, a journalist from the UK reporting from Gaza for RT (formerly Russia Today) television, tweeted last week: “Early morning Gaza rockets were fired into Israel. A well-known site in W. Gaza City, near my hotel, was among the origins, confirm locals.”

Fear then took on the critics, tweeting soon after that he rejects “loaded complaints that I ‘informed’ Israel about the specifics of Gaza military sites… These sites are well-known among locals and internationals here.”

“Should a journalist only report the noise and ferocity of Israel’s attacks & not the sounds of Gaza’s rockets? Both terrify people,” he tweeted.

Later that day, Fear tweeted: “Al-Wafa hospital has been hit in the last while; injuries reported – this is the hospital with human shields.” 

While a Goldstone 2 is unlikely to be any less biased than the GoldstoneCommission after Operation Cast Lead, these tweets should be filed away for future reference. If a future inquiry (there’s already one in the making - more on that later) is biased against Israel, these tweets can be used to show that Israel acted justifiably.

Israel Matzav

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eretzyisrael:

HAMAS spokesman explains the HAMAS dictionary

eretzyisrael:

HAMAS spokesman explains the HAMAS dictionary

girlactionfigure:

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On Wednesday night, I reported that foreign journalists have begun to quietly acknowledge that Hamas is using hospitals and mosques to store and fire rockets and is using the civilian population generally as human shields for its activities. Unsurprisingly, we now have word that some foreign journalists have been threatened for their reporting

On Wednesday, Peter Stefanovic of Australia’s Channel Nine News tweeted: “Hamas rockets just launched over our hotel from a site about two hundred metres away. So a missile launch site is basically next door.”

An account called @ThisIsGaza said this was Stefanovic’s fourth time “passing and fabricating information to Israel… from GAZA” and threatened to sue him.

Another account, @longitude0 wrote: “You are a cretin. Are you working for the IDF” and “in WWII spies got shot.”

Financial Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief John Reed reported seeing “two rockets fired toward Israel from near al-Shifa hospital, even as more bombing victims were brought in.”

Shifa, in Gaza City, is the main medical facility in the Strip [and is where the Hamas leadership is hiding out. CiJ].

In response, @Saritah_91 tweeted: “We’ll hold you responsible if Israel uses your tweet to bomb the hospital & then justify it.”

Another twitter user, @ Faysal_FreeGaza, said he’s “subtly justifying and encouraging IDF attacks on hospitals,” and @Maysara_ ara wrote: “Get out of Gaza u informant.”



Harry Fear, a journalist from the UK reporting from Gaza for RT (formerly Russia Today) television, tweeted last week: “Early morning Gaza rockets were fired into Israel. A well-known site in W. Gaza City, near my hotel, was among the origins, confirm locals.”

Fear then took on the critics, tweeting soon after that he rejects “loaded complaints that I ‘informed’ Israel about the specifics of Gaza military sites… These sites are well-known among locals and internationals here.”

“Should a journalist only report the noise and ferocity of Israel’s attacks & not the sounds of Gaza’s rockets? Both terrify people,” he tweeted.

Later that day, Fear tweeted: “Al-Wafa hospital has been hit in the last while; injuries reported – this is the hospital with human shields.” 

While a Goldstone 2 is unlikely to be any less biased than the GoldstoneCommission after Operation Cast Lead, these tweets should be filed away for future reference. If a future inquiry (there’s already one in the making - more on that later) is biased against Israel, these tweets can be used to show that Israel acted justifiably.

Israel Matzav

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eretzyisrael:

Following our previous Gazan casualties analysis - which was deliberately based on the Al Jazeera list (itself based on data from the Gaza Health Ministry) to prove a point – our reader noticed that the list itself is replete with duplicate names. In fact, there are at least 33, as I have attempted to show below. Note there could actually be way more.

(click on images to enlarge).

I noticed that another website showing the list of casualties – Gazadeaths.com – also contains duplicate names (for example, 4 year old Mona Rami al-Kharwat/Mona Rami Al Kharwat).

I have no doubt this is a deliberate ploy on the part of the Gaza Health Ministry, to inflate the number of dead for propaganda purposes.

Which also begs the question. How many of these named people died from rockets launched by Hamas (which misfired and landed in Gaza), or in traffic accidents, honor killings or even natural causes?

eretzyisrael:

Says it all..

eretzyisrael:

Says it all..

girlactionfigure:

Medea Benjamin at her finest



Gotta love this photo of Zach Hanover and Medea Benjamin, taken as Medea attempted to crash a pro Israel rally in Washington D.C.

From Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals:"Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”
Medea Benjamin, the  millionaire populist 1% er and leader of the BDS movement while investing in BDS stock is certainly ripe for ridicule. 
 
Thanks for the laugh, Zach.

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girlactionfigure:

Medea Benjamin at her finest

Gotta love this photo of Zach Hanover and Medea Benjamin, taken as Medea attempted to crash a pro Israel rally in Washington D.C.
From Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals:

"Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

Medea Benjamin, the  millionaire populist 1% er and leader of the BDS movement while investing in BDS stock is certainly ripe for ridicule. 
 
Thanks for the laugh, Zach.
eretzyisrael:

Just when you thought they could not get any lower: ‘Palestinians’ using Fogel family murder pics for propaganda

I just found the picture above on Facebook.Do the pictures look familiar? The originals from the Fogel family home in Itamar in March 2011 may be found in the video here. From Facebook again:

How low can one go.Hamas is using the pictures of the Fogel family massacre for their propaganda purposes and are claiming that this is what we did to a family in Gaza.It is just beyond belief……..disgusting creatures.

How low can they go? I don’t think we’ve hit the bottom yet.

eretzyisrael:

Just when you thought they could not get any lower: ‘Palestinians’ using Fogel family murder pics for propaganda

I just found the picture above on Facebook.

Do the pictures look familiar? The originals from the Fogel family home in Itamar in March 2011 may be found in the video here. 

From Facebook again:

How low can one go.

Hamas is using the pictures of the Fogel family massacre for their propaganda purposes and are claiming that this is what we did to a family in Gaza.

It is just beyond belief……..disgusting creatures.

How low can they go? I don’t think we’ve hit the bottom yet.