Friday, November 30, 2012

Bring Leonard Peltier Home in 2012! Benefit Concert in NY, 12/14


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(701) 235-2206 (Phone); (701) 235-5045 (Fax)
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AN EVENING OF MUSIC & LEARNING
FOR LEONARD PELTIER

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Harry Belafonte   Jackson Browne   Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Bruce Cockburn   Pete Seeger
Jennifer Kreisberg Bill Miller Eagleheart Singers Wakeby LakeBuddy
Powless
Geronimo Powless Gina Buenrostro Margo Thunderbird Bear and theWillow

and Speakers Jack Healey (Human Rights Action Center, former
Executive Director ofAmnesty International USA) Peter Matthiessesn
Tom Poor Bear (Oglala Sioux Tribe V.P.)  Bill Means Dorothy Ninham

Friday, December 14th 7:30 p.m. The Beacon Theatre Broadway at West
74th St., New York City
Telephone: 212 465-6500
http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/
Human Rights Action Center, Washington, D.C.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

50 Children Killed and 450 Injured in Israeli Attack on Gaza -- Excellent Report from Jihan Hafiz, Real News Network


More at The Real News

Outrageous! "Many Still Wait for Help in Storm Battered Communities"


More at The Real News

Monday, November 26, 2012

Palestine: Oppression Will not Work



http://youtu.be/ME7OF1h3NQc

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mahmoud Darwish: ‘Silence for Gaza’ via Mondoweiss & Henry Norr

Please to go the link to read Henry Norr's Intro (poem is below):  http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/mahmoud-darwish-silence-for-gaza.html

Silence for Gaza  -- Mahmoud Darwish Translated by Sinan Antoon


Gaza is far from its relatives and close to its enemies, because whenever Gaza explodes, it becomes an island and it never stops exploding. It scratched the enemy’s face, broke his dreams and stopped his satisfaction with time.
Because in Gaza time is something different.
Because in Gaza time is not a neutral element.
It does not compel people to cool contemplation, but rather to explosion and a collision with reality.
Time there does not take children from childhood to old age, but rather makes them men in their first confrontation with the enemy.
Time in Gaza is not relaxation, but storming the burning noon. Because in Gaza values are different, different, different.
The only value for the occupied is the extent of his resistance to occupation. That is the only competition there. Gaza has been addicted to knowing this cruel, noble value. It did not learn it from books, hasty school seminars, loud propaganda megaphones, or songs. It learned it through experience alone and through work that is not done for advertisement and image.
Gaza has no throat. Its pores are the ones that speak in sweat, blood, and fires. Hence the enemy hates it to death and fears it to criminality, and tries to sink it into the sea, the desert, or blood. And hence its relatives and friends love it with a coyness that amounts to jealousy and fear at times, because Gaza is the brutal lesson and the shining example for enemies and friends alike.
Gaza is not the most beautiful city.
Its shore is not bluer than the shores of Arab cities.
Its oranges are not the most beautiful in the Mediterranean basin.
Gaza is not the richest city.
It is not the most elegant or the biggest, but it equals the history of an entire homeland, because it is more ugly, impoverished, miserable, and vicious in the eyes of enemies. Because it is the most capable, among us, of disturbing the enemy’s mood and his comfort. Because it is his nightmare. Because it is mined oranges, children without a childhood, old men without old age and women without desires. Because of all this it is the most beautiful, the purest and richest among us and the one most worthy of love.
We do injustice to Gaza when we look for its poems, so let us not disfigure Gaza’s beauty. What is most beautiful in it is that it is devoid of poetry at a time when we tried to triumph over the enemy with poems, so we believed ourselves and were overjoyed to see the enemy letting us sing. We let him triumph, then when we dried our lips of poems we saw that the enemy had finished building cities, forts and streets. We do injustice to Gaza when we turn it into a myth, because we will hate it when we discover that it is no more than a small poor city that resists.
We do injustice when we wonder: What made it into a myth? If we had dignity, we would break all our mirrors and cry or curse it if we refuse to revolt against ourselves. We do injustice to Gaza if we glorify it, because being enchanted by it will take us to the edge of waiting and Gaza doesn’t come to us. Gaza does not liberate us. Gaza has no horses, airplanes, magic wands, or offices in capital cities. Gaza liberates itself from our attributes and liberates our language from its Gazas at the same time. When we meet it - in a dream - perhaps it won’t recognize us, because Gaza was born out of fire, while we were born out of waiting and crying over abandoned homes.
It is true that Gaza has its special circumstances and its own revolutionary traditions. But its secret is not a mystery: Its resistance is popular and firmly joined together and knows what it wants (it wants to expel the enemy out of its clothes). The relationship of resistance to the people is that of skin to bones and not a teacher to students. Resistance in Gaza did not turn into a profession or an institution.
It did not accept anyone’s tutelage and did not leave its fate hinging on anyone’s signature or stamp.
It does not care that much if we know its name, picture, or eloquence. It did not believe that it was material for media. It did not prepare for cameras and did not put smiling paste on its face.
Neither does it want that, nor we.
Hence, Gaza is bad business for merchants and hence it is an incomparable moral treasure for Arabs.
What is beautiful about Gaza is that our voices do not reach it. Nothing distracts it; nothing takes its fist away from the enemy’s face. Not the forms of the Palestinian state we will establish whether on the eastern side of the moon, or the western side of Mars when it is explored. Gaza is devoted to rejection… hunger and rejection, thirst and rejection, displacement and rejection, torture and rejection, siege and rejection, death and rejection.
Enemies might triumph over Gaza (the storming sea might triumph over an island… they might chop down all its trees).
They might break its bones.
They might implant tanks on the insides of its children and women. They might throw it into the sea, sand, or blood.
But it will not repeat lies and say “Yes” to invaders.
It will continue to explode.
It is neither death, nor suicide. It is Gaza’s way of declaring that it deserves to live.It will continue to explode.
It is neither death, nor suicide. It is Gaza’s way of declaring that it deserves to live.

[Translated by Sinan Antoon From Hayrat al-`A’id (The Returnee’s Perplexity), Riyad al-Rayyis, 2007]

43rd Native American Day Of Mourning -Nov 22 2012; Thanksgiving Day; Plymouth, Mass.



http://youtu.be/vTXPiRQWJo8

What really happened in Gaza 14-22 November 2012 by Owen Jones



http://youtu.be/NhUnsG4zpMI

Friday, November 23, 2012

Israeli War Crimes: “Surgical Strikes” against Palestinian Children -- Felicity Arbuthnot

http://tinyurl.com/agnfoy4


“Light the fire so I can see my tears 
On the night of the massacre …” (Samih al-Qasim, b: 1939.)
It was that “pinpoint accuracy”, “surgical strike” stuff again, there were “unavoidable tragic errors”, “mistakes”, “scrupulous efforts made to avoid” etc., blah. And as Britain’s Colonel Richard Kemp declared of the fourteen hundred dead of the Christmas and New year onslaught on Gaza in 2008-2009: “Mistakes are not war crimes.” (i)
Colonel Kemp, with impeccable ties to British Intelligence Services, spoke to the BBC from Jerusalem in similar sanguine vein on 21st November(ii) of the then latest twenty four hour bombardment of the tiny, walled in Gaza Strip, where over half the population are children. But Colonel Kemp has seen a fair amount of carnage in his time, from Belfast to the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Seemingly after a while the dead and dismembered are just part of the day job.
The eight day blitz killed one hundred and sixty two Palestinians in what were merciless attacks on families with no where to hide. Nine hundred and ninety nine were injured. Eight hundred and sixty five houses are damaged or destroyed.
Six health centres are damaged, thirty schools, two universities, fifteen NGO offices, twenty seven mosques, fourteen media offices, eleven industrial plants, eighty one commercial stores and a UNRWA food distribution Centre.
In addition seven Ministry offices, fourteen  police or security stations, five banks, and two youth clubs. The sports complex where the Palestinians athletes and paralympians trained for the 2012 London Olympics is reduced to rubble, as is the beautiful and most necessary Gaza Interior Ministry.
On Universal Children’s Day, 20th November, an air strike destroyed the Oxfam-supported Al Bajan kindergarten school and damaged the Al Housna kindergarten. (iii) Oxfam’s Sara Almer commented that more than one hundred and fifty children attended these kindergartens. “The children are safe, but the places where they learned and played are now in ruins.” This in an area: “where they already suffer a high level of trauma …”
The Oxfam project was as a result of the devastation caused by “Operation Cast Lead” between 27th December 2008-17th January 2009, when they also repaired the now re-fractured water and sanitation facilities.
There is a shortage of two hundred and thirty schools in Gaza, the Agency points out – and a ban on importing construction materials, which means the further thirty two damaged, the two universities and all else may well stay that way.
Ironically, on the day of the nurseries’ destruction, the UN Secretary General announced, that marking Universal Children’s Day, the launch of a major UN initiative: “Education First.” The day commemorates the adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child of 1959 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. The 1989 Convention entered in to force on September 2nd 1990, under a month after the UN embargo on Iraq, with even baby milk formula importation denied.
“The child … needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection before as well as after birth” is included in the preamble to a fine document. (iv)
Four year old twins, Suhaib and Muhammed Hijazi will never learn of the “protection” they are entitled to by the United Nations. They were killed when their home was bombed as the dawn of Universal Children’s Day approached. Their parents, Fouad and Amna died in hospital.
Saraya, eighteen months, won’t grow to read the fine words either, she died of a heart attack, literally frightened to death by the bombardment.
As the lights went off in Gaza’s hospitals, and their generator fuel hovered  on empty, Gilad Sharon – youngest son of eighty four year old former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, who has benefited from Israel’s fine health services and been on life support systems since 2006 – stated: “We need to flatten entire neighbourhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki too.”
Israel’s Interior Minister Eli Yishai stated that the goal of the attacks were to: “ … send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.”
Palestine has no army, navy, air force, no heavy weaponry. Israel is an undeclared nuclear power, regarded as having the fourth strongest military on earth.
Gaza was, of course being bombed by American supplied F-16s and a variety of American weaponry. But as Gaza grieved, America had parades across the land, ate turkey, prayed over their festive dinners on Thanksgiving Day, 22nd November.
Reality would have had them burning, city to city, The UN Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child, The UN Declaration on Human Rights, The Geneva Convention, The Nuremberg Principles and making a pyre of all the fine, meaningless words which do not end or mask international lawlessness and inhumanity. A bonfire which might light the  lie of the whole murderous hypocrisy of self proclaimed “democratic” nation states.
Notes

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Save Gaza Vigil, Saturday Nov.24, 12-2pm, Westlake (4th & Pine)


Please keep the People of Gaza in your prayers as you gather this evening with your family and friends for Thanksgiving!
 
The Israeli bombing of Gaza has stopped but the suffering of the Palestinian people in Gaza and the Westbank is not over, yet!
Gaza is STILL under illegal military siege by Israel and the U.S! This Siege MUST END!
Please join us this Saturday to call for an end to this genocide against the Palestinian people and to demand justice, equal rights and an end to Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine!
 What: Vigil for GAZA
Where: Westlake 4th&Pine
When: Nov 24, 12-2pm
 See you there......
Amin Odeh
VoicesofPalestine.org
"Stand up for what is right,even if you are standing alone"

Seattle Speaks Out for Palestine Freedom



http://youtu.be/P4siu6b-BZg

Obomba

Thanks, Elliot.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stop the Massacre In Gaza -- University of Toronto Students

University of Toronto Students

Little Hands by Lina Al-Sharif

Little hands
soft and round
cupped crayons,


in the corner of the paper,


drew smiley sun painted yellow


butterflies, swings, and green meadows,
huddled family, a house with small windows,
and a cloudless sky with a rainbow,


Little dreams,
thoughts of the unknown
as adventure bigger than their small world


Where they roam, float, and soar,


Laugh and agelessly grow,


Little hands,


But big tanks,


With calloused hands,


Found the house of small windows,


Tore the crayoned rainbow


Soft and round
became soon pillars of clouds,


Buried into the ground
so small a shroud
so quite a sound,


Little souls


Soared with the dew
roamed with the dunes
Left our world too soon,


Little hands
now will rain young forever,
no longer drawing dreams on paper,
Little hands,
cup your hands together
and pray for their hands to be tied
forever,
forever and ever.



via Mondoweiss.net
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/little-hands.html

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stop Israel's War Crimes in Gaza -- Freeway Bannering in Seattle -- 11/20/12




Heartbreaking, a boy holding his brother, after their parents were killed in a attacks on #Gaza. #GazaUnderAttack

National Lawyers Guild Calls for Immediate End to Israeli Attack on Gaza



November 19, 2012

Azadeh Shahshahani, President
The National Lawyers Guild calls for an immediate halt to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza and demands that the U.S. government immediately cease all aid to Israel. The NLG calls for further action by the U.N. Security Council, General Assembly, and Human Rights Council to protect the civilian population of Gaza, to oppose the bombardment, and to oppose any further escalation.
“Israel cannot rely on the cloak of self-defense to justify these ongoing attacks,” said NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani. “Occupying and settling Palestinian land by force, enforcing a blockade and siege of Gaza, assassinating Palestinian leaders, and periodically bombarding and invading both Gaza and the West Bank make Orwellian the Israeli government’s claims of self-defense. And yet the U.S. government trumpets this narrative, giving Israel carte blanche to go on killing Palestinian civilians.”
timeline of events contradicts official Israeli government reports that cite Palestinian rocket fire as the first breach of the recently brokered ceasefire and the justification for Israeli attacks on Gaza.
“Not only did this siege not begin with Palestinian aggression, but the laws of war and the Fourth Geneva Convention bar collective punishment and the targeting of civilian populations, which is clearly Israel’s chosen course of action,” said Andrew Dalack, Co-Chair of the NLG’s Free Palestine Subcommittee. “The Human Rights and Security Assistance Act mandates that the United States cease all military aid to Israel because of its consistent pattern of human rights violations.”
The Palestine Center for Human Rights reported Monday that 87 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli bombardment, including 58 civilians. The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world, and Israel’s latest bombardment has trapped the occupied territory's inhabitants in a warzone. The situation echoes Operation Cast Lead four years ago, an Israeli military campaign which killed 1,400 Gaza residents, a majority of whom were civilians.
The NLG reaffirms its resolutions to boycott Israel and to support the plight of Palestinians locked inside Israeli prisons. 
The National Lawyers Guild is the oldest and largest public interest/human rights bar organization in the United States. Its headquarters are in New York and it has members in every state.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

GAZA and PALESTINE- The Definitive & True Story -- Chris Hedges



http://youtu.be/QQ7yv5fjIJU

"Deadly mistake: IDF Wipes Out Palestinian Family Due to Technical Error"

RT original story here:  http://rt.com/news/gaza-family-idf-mistake-017/

Stop and put yourself in the place of these two men carrying this dead child.  "Technical Error?"  Was the founding of the bloodthirsty Zionist State of Israel a technical error?  Or a blot on the face of of what passes for Western humanity.  Linda

Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza

http://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/blog/jvp-statement-on-israels-operation-pillar-of-defense


As Israel launches operation “Pillar of Defense” in Gaza, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) calls for an immediate cessation of the air strikes and naval bombardment into Gaza and an end to the ongoing siege of Gaza. JVP urges Israel not to exploit its asymmetric power to exacerbate the instability in the region. We urge President Obama to  take a stand against these attacks and to use the power of the United States to insist that Israel pursue all diplomatic measures possible for the sake of life, safety and security on all sides. JVP opposes all attacks on civilians, and urges the end of rocket attacks from Gaza into civilian communities in Israel, which only serve to derail efforts for a just resolution to the conflict.

This operation is named in reference to a  biblical passage in which a pillar of cloud protects the Israelites as they wandered in the desert after leaving bondage in Egypt.
And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; that they might go by day and by night.                                                                                                         Exodus 13:21

It is unseemly to invoke the protection afforded the Israelites wandering in the desert when Israel is the dominant military power in the region. JVP rejects the possibility that such a military operation and escalation of violence will be of any protection for Israelis or Palestinians. As Israel continues to control Gaza by air, land and sea, Israel holds responsibility for the well-being and safety of Palestinian civilians in Gaza who will be traumatized, injured and killed through this escalation of violence. 

JVP calls on our chapters, members, and supporters to join us in redoubling our efforts to advocate for an end to the U.S.’s unconditional military aid to Israel and to intensify our calls for divestment from all companies that profit from this escalation of violence and Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza.

For Omar Misharawi: Killed by Israeli Airstrikes on 11/14/12 -- Shadab Zeest Hashmi via Pulse Media

Originally on Pulse Media:  http://pulsemedia.org/2012/11/18/for-omar-misharawi-killed-by-israeli-airstrikes-on-111412/


BBC journalist Jihad Masharawi carries his son’s body at a Gaza hospital. (Associated Press)
BBC journalist Jihad Misharawi carries his son’s body at a Gaza hospital. (Associated Press)
Omar Misharawi (Jihad Misharawi, via Paul Danahar)
Omar Misharawi (Jihad Misharawi, via Paul Danahar)
by Shadab Zeest Hashmi
At death you measure
no more than our arms
When we rise
to blow a prayer into your charred lung
we find resplendent
butterflies
milling about — lapidary
punctuations of our time
together
(eleven months in all)
Horror turned honey
and lustrous
as buds of new fruit
Ya Shahid
                                                    You Witnessed
Shadab Zeest Hashmi (born August 16, 1972) is a poet from Pakistan. She graduated from Reed College in 1995 and received her MFA from Warren Wilson. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including Poetry International, Vallum, Nimrod, The Bitter Oleander, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, The Cortland Review, South Asian Review, Universe: A United Nations of Poets. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence. Hashmi has served as the editor of Magee Park Poets Anthology since 2000.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gaza is a Massacre -- A Righteous Rant [NSFW]



http://youtu.be/akN_2kWZXnU

Gaza is No Longer Alone -- Ahdaf Soueif



In the nations of the Arab spring, people are now rising up to demand Palestinian rights as well
Gaza funeral
A Palestinian woman makes the victory sign during the funeral of a child killed in an Israeli attack in Gaza last week. Photograph: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images
Ahdaf Soueif
The Guardian, Fri 16 Nov 2012 20.00 GMT
Comment
If you click here, you can listen to the Israeli attacks on Gaza. You can hear explosions, drones and ambulances. This is the soundtrack of the lives of Palestinians there now. They're recording it and transmitting it, and their friends all over the world – particularly the Arab world – are listening to it live.
We are also reading the tweets and blogs the young Gazans are putting out, and taking a good look at the images they're posting – like the one of Ranan Arafat, before and after. Before, she's a pretty little girl with green eyes, a green halter-neck top and green ribbons in her hair. After the Israeli bomb, she's a charred and shrunken figure. Her mouth is open. A medic lifts – for just a moment – her blue hospital shroud.
In that hospital, Shifa in Gaza City, we watched the Egyptian prime minister, Hisham Kandil, this morning. For the first time in 42 years an Egyptian prime minister was where we Egyptians wanted him to be. For the first time a government official was telling the truth when he said he spoke for the Egyptian people. And he was spot on when he referred to the Egyptian people first, before the Egyptian president.
Since he won the presidency,Mohamed Morsi has tried to be a pragmatic politician. He pressed on with "security co-ordination" with Israel in Sinai; he started sealing up the tunnels that provide a lifeline to the besieged Gazans; he rejected the proposal of a free trade area on the borders between Egypt and Gaza; and he sent an ambassador to Tel Aviv with a fulsome letter to Shimon Peres. And so he found himself uncomfortably cosied up with remnants of the Mubarak regime and aficionados of the military government.
The rank and file of the Muslim Brotherhood and their Freedom and Justice party had a hard time justifying the actions of their man in the presidential palace to the rest of the country. Progressives and liberals mocked them for their big talk on Palestine all the years they were in opposition, and their resounding silence now they were in power. Skits about Morsi's "love letter" to Peres appeared online and parodies on Cairo walls.
Now, the Israelis have pushed him – pushed him perhaps into a position where he'll find himself more at ease in his presidency, and more in tune with the people. Large groups of young Egyptians have been heading for Gaza; my youngest niece is one of them. Like the efforts of the world's civil society to send ships to Gaza, young Egyptian civilians with a passion for freedom are going to support their friends. And on a more "official" level, medics and pharmacists have already arrived there. Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, a presidential candidate and doctor, has gone – as he did in 2008 during Israel's "Operation Cast Lead", long before he had political intentions. The Arab Doctors' Union has called for donations and volunteers.
Israel has always sold itself to the west as a democracy in a sea of fanaticism. The Arab spring has undermined that narrative, possibly fatally. So Israeli politicians have been pushing hard for a war against Iran and, in the interim, they've gone on a killing spree in Gaza. If they had wanted to instigate violence against themselves they could not have done better than to assassinate Ahmed al-Jaabari, the Hamas commander who's prevented attacks on Israelis for the past five years. With his killing they've raised the probability of these attacks resuming, as is happening now. They can then try to hijack the narrative of the Arab spring and wind the clock back to "Islamist terrorists v civilised Israelis". Meanwhile, they take the heat off Bashar al-Assad's murderous activities in Syria – and, of course, score hawkish points for Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak before the coming elections.
But they have served to remind the world that Israel is a democracy where politicians may order the murder of children to score electoral points. Palestinian children, true. But the citizens of the world don't make racist distinctions. On Thursday there were protests for Gaza across the world. They continued today. And there will be many more.
In every Arab country where the people rise up to demand their rights, they demand action on Palestinian rights as well. Tunis has just announced that its foreign minister is heading for Gaza. In Jordan today, hundreds of thousands were on the streets and, as well as demanding the fall of their own regime, they're also calling for justice for Palestine. Protesters are out in Libya. In Egypt, people are heading for Rafah. We are heading for true representation of the people's will in the region and, in the coming years, governments will need to follow the road shown to them by their people.

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Save Gaza" Protest / Vigil tomorrow, Nov 17, at Westlake, 11AM-1:00PM


Thanks to all who came out last night to the emergency protest at the Federal Building!
 
 
Please join us tomorrow at Westlake to support the people of Gaza and to protest the Israeli terror attacks and to call for End to U.S Aid to Israeli War Crimes
 
Where: Westlake Park, downtown Seattle
When: Saturday Nov 17, 11:00AM- 1:00PM 
 
Also please call the numbers below and demand an end to the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
State Dept (202) 647-4000

TIMELINE: ISRAEL'S LATEST ESCALATION IN GAZA -- IMEU



- TIMELINE: ISRAEL'S LATEST ESCALATION IN GAZA -


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Following a two-week lull in violence, Israeli soldiers invade Gaza. In the resulting exchange of gunfire with Palestinian fighters, a 12-year-old boy is killed by an Israeli bullet while he plays soccer.

Shortly afterwards, Palestinian fighters blow up a tunnel along the Gaza-Israel frontier, injuring one Israeli soldier.



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

An anti-tank missile fired by Palestinian fighters wounds four Israeli soldiers driving in a jeep along the Israel-Gaza boundary.

An Israeli artillery shell lands in a soccer field in Gaza killing two children, aged 16 and 17. Later, an Israeli tank fires a shell at a tent where mourners are gathered for a funeral, killing two more civilians, and wounding more than two dozen others.



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11

One Palestinian civilian is killed and dozens more wounded in Israeli attacks. Four Israeli civilians are also injured as a result of projectiles launched from Gaza, according to the Israeli government.

During an Israeli government cabinet meeting, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz urges the government to "cut off the head of the snake... take out the leadership of Hamas in Gaza." He also calls for a cutting off of water, food, electricity, and fuel shipments to Gaza's 1.7 million people.



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Palestinian militant factions agree to a truce if Israel ends its attacks.



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Israel breaks two days of calm by assassinating Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas' military wing. According toreports, at least eight other Palestinians are killed in Israeli attacks, including at least two children. Palestinian militant groups vow to respond.


Click here for a link to an earlier IMEU factsheet:
Self-Defense or Provocation?: Israel's History of Breaking Ceasefires

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Over 100 Seattleites Came Out to Demand an End to Israel/USA's Shredding of Gaza 11/15/12 4-6





UPDATE:  These pics were taken towards 5 p.m.  By the time 6 o'clock rolled around it was dark, but the crowd swelled to over 150!  Supporting the people of Gaza and all of Palestine.







Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Emergency Protest tomorrow in front of the Seattle Federal Building to demand an End to Israeli terror attacks on Gaza


Join us tomorrow for an Emergency Protest in front of the Federal Building to demand an End to Israeli terror attacks on Gaza and to call for End to U.S Aid to Israeli War Crimes
 
Where: Federal Building
915 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
When: Nov 15, 4-6pm
 
We can NOT and should NOT stay SILENT!
See you there…..
 
Amin Odeh
VoicesofPalestine.org
"Stand up for what is right,even if you are standing alone"