Gaza - It’s not what you think it is …
A two-year-old Gazan, Mohammed al-Hamadin, died on Monday from injuries suffered last week when a rocket exploded during assembly in his home, the Palestine Press reported on Monday. The blast also killed his father, 26, and three other members of Hamas’s military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades.
The rocket explosion also injured five other people in the house, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip.
Last week, Palestine Today said that the explosion was on the third floor of a family house, and added that the bodies of the “martyrs” were “cut to shreds.”
On Friday, a 62-year-old woman was reported to have died from a similar accidental rocket explosion, also in Beit Hanoun.
Blogger Elder of Ziyon, who flagged the reports, noted these accidental deaths were no longer being recorded by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), which “used to keep track of the people killed in ‘work accidents’, ‘internal explosions’ and the like. They hardly do that any more. They did not report about either of these. The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights likewise has ignored deaths of Arabs because of Palestinian Arab terror groups.”
The blogger said it seemed “funny for organizations that pretend to care about ‘human rights’” to disregard these deaths. “Apparently, even they believe that only Arabs killed by Israelis deserve ‘human rights’; those killed by Arabs are just irritating distractions from the important news,” Elder of Ziyon said.
Last week I mentioned a "work accident" that killed 4 Hamas terrorists in Beit Hanoun, and injured several others, in a family house. (Some sources say three were killed.)
Today, a 2-year old child who was injured in the explosion died. he was named Mohammed al-Hamadin, the same name as one of the Hamas members who was killed, and the house was owned by that family.
According to that article, the terrorists were working on building rockets in their house when it blew up on them.
A 62-year old woman also died last Friday from a separate blast with unknown origins in Beit Hanoun the day before.
PCHR used to keep track of the people killed in “work accidents,” “internal explosions” and the like. They hardly do that any more. They did not report about either of these. The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights likewise has ignored deaths of Arabs because of Palestinian Arab terror groups.
Which is funny for organizations that pretend to care about “human rights.” Apparently, even they believe that only Arabs killed by Israelis deserve “human rights;” those killed by Arabs are just irritating distractions from the important news.
Yesterday Israel unveiled the awful scale of Iran’s evil duplicity.
Laid out on the dockside in Eilat is the full haul of weapons Israel seized on the high seas when it intercepted a deadly shipment of weapons from Iran to the terrorists who run the Gaza strip.
And while Israel was keeping its citizens safe, perfidious representative of the EU, Catherine Ashton, was grinning and smiling and licking the arses of the “reformed” Iranians. So as Bibi addressed Israelis (and then the world in English) the TV news here showed a split screen of Ashton being warmly welcomed by the evil that sent these weapons to try to kill my family.
And Bibi said this directly to Ashton and her ilk (full text at the end of this post):
“So my message today is simple: those engaged in self-deception must awaken from their slumber.”
And after all that, Bibi even took time out to get in on the #selfie act taking this shot with a few of the service men and women of the IDF:
“There are those who would prefer that we do not hold this news conference here today. They feel uncomfortable that we show what is really happening inside Iran. They prefer that we continue to nurture the illusion that Iran has changed direction. They’re not prepared to recognize that Iran, a brutal regime, has not abandoned its deep involvement in terrorism, its systematic efforts to undermine peace and security throughout the Middle East, and its ambition to destroy the State of Israel.
The weapons on this ship were destined for terrorists in Gaza who are committed to Israel’s destruction. The goal was to have these weapons rain down on the heads of Israel’s citizens. The ship was organized by Iran, dispatched by Iran, financed by Iran. The missiles were loaded by Iran in Iran.
As usual Iran denies these facts. In fact, its foreign minister calls these facts ‘failed lies.’ But it’s Iran who’s lying. Our intelligence services exposed the ship’s wayward route and Iran’s efforts to disguise it; they exposed the ship’s deadly cargo, and its intended destination.
I appreciate the close cooperation of the intelligence services of the United States that have verified all these facts. The forged bill of lading that was presented to you here proves how Iran tries to disguise the loading of the weapons contained in this ship, the loading of the weapon containers on its own soil.
The ship’s crew testified how they loaded the containers which contained the weapons unknown to them in the main port of Iran, Bandar Abbas. In other words, Iran sent these missiles to terrorists, and Iran is brazenly lying.
So Iran hasn’t changed. Iran’s true ruler is not the smiling Rouhani – he’s nothing more than a PR man. The real ruler of Iran is the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who is aptly called the Supreme Leader.
What is new? Are not Iran’s deeds or its lies but the desire of many in the international community to bury their heads in the sand? They conveniently ignore Iran’s continued criminal aggression in the mass killings in Syria; in supporting the terrorist organizations in Lebanon, in Gaza; in subversion throughout the Middle East; in dispatching terrorists to five continents; in the execution of hundreds of innocent people inside Iran every year. Above all, they deceive themselves into believing that Iran has given up its goal of developing nuclear weapons.
This determination to ignore the truth, that was exposed once again with the capture of the ship, is first of all hypocritical. I said a moment ago that at most I heard a few faint condemnations of Iran from the international community after we intercepted this murderous shipment. We even saw representatives of the world powers shaking hands and smiling with the heads of Iran’s regime, at the same time we were unloading these missiles here in Eilat.
And by contrast, if we build some apartment or some balcony in a neighborhood of Jerusalem, we hear a chorus of vociferous international condemnations against the State of Israel.
This is not only farcical, it’s dangerous. Because the willingness to ignore Iran’s real fallacies is highly irresponsible. Just as Iran hid its deadly missiles in the belly of this ship, Iran is hiding its actions and its intentions and many of its key installations for developing nuclear weapons.
Does anyone truly believe that Iran has given up its plans to develop nuclear weapons or long-range ballistic missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads to Europe and the United States?
The missiles that we uncovered today were intended to strike at the citizens of Israel. The intercontinental ballistic missiles that Iran is developing are intended to strike at the citizens of the West. Come to think of it, Iran might not need ICBMs. Just as they concealed these weapons in containers on this ship, they could tomorrow conceal in other containers the ultimate weapon, nuclear weapons, which they could ship to any port in the world.
So my message today is simple: those engaged in self-deception must awaken from their slumber.”
Watching this video, I am at a loss to figure out exactly whom these terrorist thugs were protecting themselves from. Were they defending themselves from three-year-old Adele Biton, who was killed by Palestinian rock throwers? Or from five-month-old Yehuda Haim Shoham, also murdered by rock throwers? Maybe from Koby Mandell, 13, and Yosef Ishran 14, who were stoned to death and their bodies hidden in a cave covered by stones?
And you might want to have a chat with the Egyptian military.
If it’s guns and machinery that concern you, Israelis are also murdered by Palestinian guns and rockets. Of course, sometimes Palestinians are also “martyred” by their own weaponry in “work accidents”.
We also know that Hamas loves to launch rockets from highly populated areas, especially schools, mosques, and hospitals, using their own people as human shields so that when Israel is forced to fight back, Hamas can cry crocodile tears over the lives of their pawns.
Your defense of these psychotic murderers is sickening.
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.