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That damned Middle East

That damned Middle East

The bottom line for Palestinians is simple as it has been often said. Israel and its Jews have no right to be on this earth. The whole lot must be pushed into the ocean to drown. Where can you start to negotiate under those firmly held beliefs? You could liken it to the militant Aboriginal activist group WAR that wants to “F” all whites in Australia and burn the place down—then we should leave! Nope, Israel is going nowhere and neither are we. Hamas is a declared terrorist group trying to storm Israel’s border to kill its citizens. And the activist mob, Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, are on record for suggesting “terrorism” could be an option to meet their goals in Australia. Time for a solution to both problems is in the offing.

Palestinians have rallied in Gaza for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops, while on the Gaza-Israel border Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final day of a Palestinian protest campaign. The violence on the border, which took place as the United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, was the bloodiest for Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza conflict.

Source: Reuters

Gazans bury dead after bloodiest day of Israel border protests sees 60 killed

The death toll rose to 60 overnight after an eight-month-old baby died from tear gas that her family said she inhaled at a protest camp on Monday (local time).
More than 2,200 Palestinians were also injured by gunfire or tear gas.
Palestinian leaders have called Monday’s events a massacre, and the Israeli tactic of using live fire against the protesters has drawn worldwide concern and condemnation.
Israel has said it is acting in self-defence to defend its borders and communities. Its main ally the United States has backed that stance, with both saying that Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the coastal enclave, instigated the violence.
There were fears of further bloodshed on Tuesday (local time) as Palestinians planned a further protest to mark the “Nakba”, or “Catastrophe”.
That is the day Palestinians lament the creation of Israel in 1948, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven from their homes in violence culminating in war between the newly created Jewish state and its Arab neighbours in 1948.
A six-week campaign of border protests dubbed “The Great March of Return” has revived calls for refugees to have the right of return to their former lands, which now lie inside Israel.

It was unclear whether large crowds would turn up at the border on Tuesday for the climax to the campaign after the heavy fatalities suffered on Monday.
Palestinian medical officials say that 104 Gazans have now died since the start of the protests on March 30. No Israeli casualties have been reported.
Israeli troops deployed along the border again on Tuesday.
The area was relatively quiet early in the day, with many Gazans at the funerals. Protesters are expected to go to the border later.
In Geneva, the UN human rights office condemned what it called the “appalling deadly violence” by Israeli forces and said it was extremely worried about what might happen later.
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville said Israel had a right to defend its borders according to international law, but lethal force must only be used a last resort, and was not justified by Palestinians approaching the Gaza fence.
More than 2 million people are crammed into the narrow Gaza Strip, which is blockaded by Egypt and Israel and suffering a humanitarian crisis.

At the Gaza hospital where the body of eight-month-old Laila al-Ghandour was being prepared for burial, her grandmother said the child was at one of the tented protest encampments that have been set up a few hundred yards inside the border.
“We were at the tent camp east of Gaza when the Israelis fired lots of tear gas,” Heyam Omar said.
“Suddenly my son cried at me that Lolo was weeping and screaming … I took her further away … When we got back home, the baby stopped crying and I thought she was asleep … I took her to the children’s hospital and the doctor told me she was martyred (dead).”
Most of the protesters stay around the tent camps, but groups of youths have ventured closer to the no-go zone along the fence, risking live fire from Israeli troops to roll burning tyres and throw stones.
Some have flown kites carrying containers of petrol that have spread fires on the Israeli side.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered a general strike across the Palestinian Territories on Tuesday and three days of national mourning.

Monday’s protests were fired by the opening ceremony for the new US Embassy in Jerusalem following its relocation from Tel Aviv.
The move fulfilled a pledge by US President Donald Trump, who in December recognised the contested city as the Israeli capital.
Palestinians envision East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they hope to establish in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Israel regards all of Jerusalem, including the eastern sector it captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in a move that is not recognised internationally, as its “eternal and indivisible capital”.
Most countries say the status of Jerusalem — a sacred city to Jews, Muslims and Christians — should be determined in a final peace settlement and that moving their embassies now would prejudge any such deal.
The United States on Monday blocked a Kuwait-drafted UN Security Council statement that would have expressed “outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian civilians” and called for an independent investigation, UN diplomats said.

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  • luk1955 16/05/2018, 6:34 am

    First of all, Jerusalem is not sacred to moozies, nothing is for those rats but allah. Second, the palestinos are a leftover mob of moozies that not even other moozies want in their countries. Third, the more moozies eliminated by Israel the better. But it won’t make a dent in their overpopulated countries that are supported by the European Union.

    Rather, let’s praise Israel for eliminating some scum from the planet, and not listening to the UN who support scum around the world.

    Instead of sending our foreign aid to Indo to support moozie terrorists, Bishop may want to divert funds to Israel so they can eliminate more of those unwanted by other moozies scumbags calling themselves “palestinians”.

    • Muphin 16/05/2018, 6:48 am

      Lik1955 .. Bishop is diverting foreign aid to her campaign for a seat in that useless organization, the UN.

      • angry 16/05/2018, 9:02 am

        julie bishop……….bloody treasonous DOG !

  • Bob 16/05/2018, 7:18 am

    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and having a good friend and ally in the US , about time Australia to follow suit , I congratulate the countries who sent their representatives to the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem : Austria, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic .

    • Albert 16/05/2018, 10:27 am

      Bob, you wouldn’t expect the Stick Insect to turn up for that gig would you? After all, it is not part of the UN agenda.

  • bushwanker 16/05/2018, 7:32 am

    Israel should exterminate every last one of the filthy Muslims who claim to be Palestinians.

    • Tom 16/05/2018, 3:57 pm

      Hmmmm, bushwalker, that ‘plan’ of yours sounds awfully like another plan around 75 years ago where the Jews were on the receiving end.

      • Neville 17/05/2018, 1:41 am

        … so .. there’s a precedent, then? Or what?

  • TommyGun 16/05/2018, 8:02 am

    They do nothing but breed; sustained by aid donated by the useless, interfering UN.

  • Graham Richards 16/05/2018, 8:24 am

    Good target practise. If they are that dumb to go & threaten the border, try to set fires on Israeli land they will die. I haven’t noticed any of the political leaders running around throwing stones. Guess they leave that up to the many thousands of morons!

    • Neville 17/05/2018, 1:42 am

      The “palestinian” leadership are the puppetmasters, the people their pawns ..

  • Sandy 16/05/2018, 8:37 am

    The families of the Palestinians who are martyred receive a substantial payment and pension from the funds we donate to Palestine. This seems like a pretty good reason to send a few of the family to the border but an eight month old baby is a bit much.

  • Penguinite 16/05/2018, 8:44 am

    Like lemmings, following the bloke in front to their death.

  • Aktosplatz 16/05/2018, 8:49 am

    I certainly believe in Israel’s right to live in peace and safety. And the only way they can do that is to hit back – hard -towards those who attack them.

    I am delighted that President Trump is so onside with Israel.

  • angry 16/05/2018, 9:01 am

    just nuke the bloody east ffs!!
    neutron bombs kill all biological life with short lived radiation leaving infrastructure intact.

  • Jack Richards 16/05/2018, 9:02 am

    The usual suspect of the MSM are trying their hardest to muster sympathy and outrage for the Muslims. Like the story of the baby dying from inhaling tear gas. How utterly callous and negligent do you have to be to take a baby into a war zone? Then there’re all the shots of kids aged 10-16 who have been shot in the legs – and how horrible are the Jews for doing it. Well, if you don’t want top get shot don’t go a border, light fires, attempt to storm the fence, and throw rocks. Simple.

    I have zero sympathy for the Palestinians. They’re such stinker not even their Muslim brothers want them.

    • angry 16/05/2018, 10:16 am

      a baby muslim is just an immature terrorist!
      no sympathy from me!

  • Zoltan 16/05/2018, 9:54 am

    Those Stinyans don’t seem very Pally to me, they want to fight everyone

  • Joe Blogs 16/05/2018, 10:45 am
    • Neville 17/05/2018, 1:49 am

      You must have an astonishing index file, JB!
      Always impressive how you find a relevant music title.

  • Clarion Call 16/05/2018, 10:56 am

    Maybe it’s time for the Jews to consider the complete carpet bombing of the Palestinian sector. They could code name the operation as: The HolyCause

    • luk1955 16/05/2018, 1:34 pm

      I love it CC!

    • Joe Blogs 16/05/2018, 5:24 pm

      Good God!

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