IDF completed the unloading and inspection of the weapons containers uncovered onboard the Klos-C.
The above is a list of the weapons and ammo IDF found in the Iranian arms shipment to the terrorist organizations in Gaza.
Code Pink, the Israel-hating uber-leftist organization, was planning a publicity stunt to try to get into Gaza for "International Women’s Day." Of course, they knew quite well that it was a stunt and there was very little chance that they would actually get into Gaza.
We will meet in Cairo on March 5. We will attempt to enter Gaza on March 6 and return from Gaza on March 12, 2014. Due to the political and security issues in Egypt, there are no guarantees that we will be able to get into Gaza. If we get to Gaza, we will spend our time meeting with women’s groups, human rights leaders, fisherfolk, farmers, UN representatives, youth activists and journalists. If we do not get into Gaza, we will make your time in Cairo very worthwhile.
(That webpage, by the way, was created using Israeli webpage software from WiX.)
A Photograph you won’t see at an IAW event.
Looks like sports will be the next arena for boycott.
There’s a petition (yawn) on change.org. There is always a petition on change.org. Anti-Israel activists are asking that membership of the Israeli Football Association (IFA)in the FIFA be suspended. And there is a new website devoted to the evil spoil sport Israelis and the poor oppressed Palestinians who just want to have fun.
Check it out: Israeli Occupation Transgressions against Palestinian Sports
In it we learn that ”Palestinian Sports lost the following athletes during the Israeli Bombardment of Gaza”
This is the photo they choose to show you of Ayman Al-Kurd: National Team player.
And here’s the martyrdom announcement of Ayman Ahmed Al-Kurd
His blessed efforts for the path of jihad are emphasized and not his good sportmanship
Here’s the photo they show you of Wajeeh Mushtaha: Al-Shijayah Union Club player
Even B’ Tselem admits that 24 year-old resident of Gaza city was killed as he participated in hostilities as a member of the military wing of the Islamic Jihad.
And check out Emad Al-Najjar, Billiards Federation/player (Yes, apparently billards is a sport in Gaza)
And now check out Emad’s martyrdom announcement
Emad’s mom is Fatima Al-Najar is mentioned in his obituary, so you just know she’s someone special.
And yes, she is. She is reported to have been the oldest Palestinian suicide bomber to date, wounding 4 Israeli soldiers in a November 2006 attack.
Equally fascinating are photos of the Gaza sports facilities damaged in Cast Lead. (Does “just like the Warsaw ghetto” come to mind?)
These, of course, are the “before ” photos. After their use as launching pads for missiles targeting Israeli civilians, they looked quite different.
This silly little website declares:
Football, as one of the world’s foremost sports, is all about bringing people together, promoting ethics, and building bridges of friendship between nations, based upon the values of peace and fair competition
The actions of the athletes on this website had nothing to do with peace, or with building bridges or promoting ethics. These men were simply jihadists and thugs, who died participating in hostile actions against Israel.
The tired narrative advanced by uninformed observers, the mainstream media about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict often includes the flippant cliché that Gaza is a “concentration camp” or an “open air prison” — and that Israel is to blame.
Such lazy characterizations of the situation in Gaza are simply fictitious.
First, Gaza is ruled by Hamas, a terrorist group sworn to Israel’s destruction, and rockets fired from the strip routinely strike southern Israel. So, is it really difficult to comprehend why the IDF can’t allow imports into Gaza without first inspecting the contents to ensure that there aren’t weapons?
Further, not only is there no “humanitarian crisis” in Gaza but, in certain areas of the territory, the economy is booming. Every day, the IDF transfers thousands of tons of goods and gas into Gaza - products delivered to Palestinian merchants and international organizations such as UNRWA.
But some things can’t go in, right?
Wrong. All items can go in, even dual-use items — those that can be used for both civilian and military purposes, like certain fertilizers that can be used to build rockets. (Such dual-use items merely require permits, and are typically sent to Gaza via international aid agencies to ensure that they don’t fall into the hands of Hamas terrorists.)
While no single photograph can capture the entire reality of life in Gaza, the common refrains, that Gaza is a “big concentration camp” or a big “prison camp”, are simply lies.
As a 2010 report in the Washington Post described:
“[Gaza] grocery stores are stocked wall-to-wall with everything from fresh Israeli yogurt and hummus to Cocoa Puffs smuggled in from Egypt. Pharmacies look as well-supplied as a typical Rite Aid in the United States.”
Palestine Today, an organ of Islamic Jihad, has an article today saying that Gaza is not at all like the image of ”destruction and siege” that the world believes.
Far from the image of war, destruction and siege in the Gaza Strip, Gazans during the year 2013 restored many aspects of normal life after years of blockade.
"The return of building and construction in the first half of the year, and the entry of modern cars, luxury goods, and the emergence of artists in the international arena in the areas of singing and painting, in addition to the Arab reader who is the best in the Arab world in the recitation of the Koran, as well as the continuation of weddings and other happy occasions. are some of the aspects of the Gaza Strip in 2013," said the article.
It goes on to say that many building projects were started, roads were paved, Gazans won recognition for their singing, art and Koran recitation talents, and there are concerts and weddings daily in the sector.
Funny. I follow Gaza pretty closely and this is the first time I have heard that there was a shortage of blankets. .
It is also interesting to read that Israel prohibits medicines to Gaza (they don’t,) Israel opened “dams” (that don’t exist,) and that most Gazans don’t have shelter or live in tents or temporary structures (which is absurd) and that over half of Gazans live in refugee camps (actually, about 30%.)
The PLO ambassador to Italy (who used to work for UNRWA) knows the truth. But she knows something more important: that lies that are provided as part of a “humanitarian aid campaign” will not be questioned by most people. Who would presume that blankets for people who don’t have a blanket shortage is a cover for anti-Israel lies? Especially when Pope Francis is quoted to support the campaign of falsehood!
This “charity” is nothing of the sort. It is skillful propaganda directed by the PLO. And they know, from experience, that anti-Israel lies will be swallowed whole, especially when disguised as “humanitarian aid.” (I fully expect that not a single blanket will be sent to Gaza from this campaign - no one is asking for them. Israel routinely sends truckloads of blankets, sheets and mattresses to Gaza.)
Yaalon’s “new strategy” seems to have been composed in complete ignorance of the Peel Commission Report of 1937. This Report indicated that thanks to Israel’s economic assistance, Arab income in the “West Bank” multiplied four-fold. Moreover, the Report noted that Israel’s Government established new hospitals, health centers, primary and secondary schools and universities. Nevertheless, the Israeli-built schools and universities became hotbeds of Arab insurrection.
In fact, the Peel Commission Report of 1937 concluded that the Jewish contribution to Arab prosperity in Palestine only increased Arab hatred!
The same phenomenon occurred after the Six Day war of 1967 when Israel regained control of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. Once again both Israeli and American officials and decision makers failed to understand that there are motives and even cultural affinities which are stronger than economics.
Ignorant of history, they were (and continue to be) oblivious of the fact that France and Germany were the greatest trading partners before the Franco-Prussian War—and these countries, unlike Muslims and Jews, shared the same European heritage.
Now ponder this: after 1967 Six Day War, as many as 100,000 Arabs from Gaza had jobs in Israel and thus worked alongside Jews. In fact, even though an increasing majority of Israel’s own Arab citizens, who enjoy a relatively high standard of living and possess educational and professional opportunities unequalled in the Islamic world, they nonetheless identify with Israel’s enemies and are therefore committed to Israel’s demise—contrary to their own economic interests.