The Latest on Islamic Palestinian Crimes against Humanity (Feb 1, 2009)
A reexamination of body parts brought to the Abu Kabir forensic institute brought the death toll in the Jerusalem suicide bombing to 11. In addition, over 50 people were wounded, 13 of them seriously, in a suicide bombing of an Egged bus no. 19 shortly before 9:00 AM at the corner of Gaza and Arlozorov streets in Jerusalem. The bus starts its route at Hadassah Ein Kerem and makes its way through the center of Jerusalem to Hadassah Hospital and the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.
The bomber was in the back of the bus when he detonated the explosives, said Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy. The blast tore apart the bus, turning it into a twisted wreck. The back half of the roof was blown into the air and every window was blown out.
Both the Fatah-related Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, naming the bomber as Ali Yusuf Jaara, a 24-year-old Palestinian policeman from Bethlehem.
Hamas’s explicitly genocidal agenda and its war-crime use of civilian shields goes unmentioned, while Israel is denounced as “Nazi-like” because there were …
Kansas City Star, MO – Feb. 1, 2009
There, Fatah security forces suppressed anti-Israeli protests and reportedly have jailed dozens of Hamas members. Hamas officials in Gaza dismissed …
Ynetnews, Israel – Jan 30, 2009
Meanwhile, Hamas said most Army of Islam members were in fact Fatah members who chose the cover of Global Jihad in order to destabilize Hamas’ Gaza rule.
Spectator.co.uk, UK – Jan 30, 2009
When Israel kills a man responsible for planning and implementing mass atrocities against both its own citizens and those in the west, this alone is a war …
srael clearly had to right to take whatever military action was necessary to stop the Hamas government from playing Russian roulette with the lives of its children. So far, no problem under international law. But here’s the rub. International law also requires that Israel’s actions must not be disproportional to its military aims and it also prohibits the willful targeting of Palestinian civilians.
To make things even more complicated, international law prohibits the use of human shields to protect combatants from lawful military actions taken by those against whom it has waged an armed attack. And there can be absolutely no doubt that it is the official policy of Hamas to use children, women, schools, mosques, hospitals and other civilian institutions and areas as shields to protect its combatants from legitimate Israeli military actions. In addition to the video evidence showing Hamas fighters deliberately placing their rockets adjacent to UN schools, mosques and to residential areas, there are the express statements of officially-elected Hamas leaders both before and during the fighting. Consider the following public statement delivered by a Hamas legislator, transmitted on Hamas television and widely circulated by video. The legislator’s name is Fathi Hammad and here is what he said:
“[The enemies of Allah] do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: ‘We desire death like you desire life.’”
There are videos available for all to watch in which Al-Aqsa TV news broadcasts a report showing a crowd of civilians gathered on the roof of a home that was a military target. Indeed those who arranged for these human shields to protect that military target do not shy away from actually using the term “human shield.” On another occasion, Hamas leader, appearing on television demands that “the people of Palestine should gather as one to protect the Jihad warriors’ house,” calling for these civilians to “die as warriors.”
Jerusalem Post, Israel – Jan 23, 2009
Watch those films of Hamas gunmen dragging screaming children along with them to act as human shields, watch how they fire from behind the little ones, …
Israel News Agency, Israel – Jan 15, 2009
Fire at Israel cities from school yards, and make Israel choose between allowing its own children to be targets or risking harm to others. …
Pete Chagnon – OneNewsNow – 1/22/2009 9:35:00 AM… despite media reports, Israel showed enormous restraint in the recent Gaza conflict… those people marching at the Holocaust Museum and making the horrific comparison between a genocide and an effort to stop terrorism — I hope they would be a minority…
The Associated Press – Jan 31, 2009
… Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot official says authorities will conduct a second search of a ship suspected of carrying Iranian arms to Hamas militants in Gaza.
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, MA – Jan 30, 2009
Israel defended itself against Hamas’ years of…
Ynetnews, Israel – Feb 1, 2009
Fatah’s military wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. At around 9 am, Palestinian gunmen fired at an IDF force …
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