SPEAK OUT NOW BEFORE ALL OF PALESTINE BECOMES A CLOSED MILITARY ZONE

Nabi Saleh is a small village of 500 inhabitants, located near Ramallah. It’s an essential component of the Popular Struggle Committee, and one of the most active resistant villages in the West Bank. Since 2009, every Friday, they stage non-violent demonstrations against the Israeli occupation.

On Saturday the IDF declared Nabi Saleh ”closed military zone”, not allowing anyone to get in or out of the village and carrying out violent actions against the residents.

They are now under siege.

The village of Nabi Saleh stays steadfast but calls for NGO’s, human rights organisations/defenders to spread the news, monitor the situation and support them as much as possible.

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COLD BLOODED MURDER ONCE AGAIN BY TRIGGER HAPPY ISRAELIS

Both Palestinian and Jordanian authorities have urged the Israeli government to carry out a thorough investigation into what happened. But since when was Israel honest enough to investigate its own crimes? Can murderers and child-killers be trusted to investigate themselves?

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Killing judge is sheer, cold-blooded murder

By Khalid Amayreh in occupied Palestine
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Official Palestinian and Jordanian reactions to the cold-blooded murder of Ra’ed (Raji) Ze’ieter by Israeli soldiers on Monday have been minimal and almost totally inadequate to say the very least.

The 38-year-old Jordanian-Palestinian judge was traveling via the Allenby Bridge Crossing when he was shot and killed by a trigger-happy Israeli soldier. Hundreds or perhaps thousands of innocent Palestinians have been murdered this way at the indifferent hands of Gestapo-like Israeli troops.

The soldier who murdered the young judge claimed that Ze’ieter attacked him and tried to snatch his rifle, prompting him to shoot and kill him.

However, there are serious questions as to the veracity of the Israeli account of the incident. Indeed, why would an unarmed man in the prime of his life, who wanted to visit his family, attack crack and heavily armed soldiers, notorious for following the motto “shoot first, and ask questions later.”!

Besides, even if the Jordanian judge scuffled with the soldier or soldiers at the Allenby Crossing, there must have been more than one way to neutralize or control the man without killing him.

After all, the man was unarmed and could hardly pose a real threat to the soldiers.

This shows that the murderer wanted to spill blood, pure and simple, knowing that the Israeli state and its racist justice system won’t punish but rather award him for the killing.

We who live in occupied Palestine under the Israeli military occupation don’t need to indulge in hypothesizing about Israeli behaviors toward the Palestinians. Cold-blooded murder has always been Israel’s modus operandi toward our people. It would be naïve to think otherwise.

We all remember how Israeli soldiers during the past two intifadas lured Palestinian school children to get to the streets in order to shoot and kill them. And then we would hear pornographically-dishonest Israeli spokespersons claim that “our soldiers shot into the air and a number of Palestinian children got killed.”!

Disgraceful reactions

The murderous killing by Israeli troops of Ra’ed Ze’ieter is not the first and won’t be the last of its kind. Israel has always been murdering innocent Arabs knowingly and deliberately since time immemorial. This is the job Israeli soldiers are trained to do.

As to the Israeli government, its media, spokesmen and mouthpieces, their job is first and foremost to justify and rationalize the murderous killings. And in case the projected justifications and rationalizations sound unbelievable or unconvincing, the Israeli lying machine would simply concoct a “rational account” of the given incident.

Both Palestinian and Jordanian authorities have urged the Israeli government to carry out a thorough investigation into what happened. But since when was Israel honest enough to investigate its own crimes? Can murderers and child-killers be trusted to investigate themselves?

Indeed, expecting Israel to conduct a thorough and honest investigation of the latest murder at the Allenby crossing is akin to seeking justice at a thieves’ den or seeking safety at a snake’s hole.

We are not demanding that Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA) launch war on Israel. We know the facts on the ground too well as the two Arab entities are too weak to even think of making a truly pro-active response to Israeli provocation.

But neither Jordan nor the PA is completely helpless. Jordan does have some real diplomatic leverage it can utilize to curtail Israeli insolence and hegemony. Similarly, the PA can threaten to scale down or even stop the ignominious “security” coordination with Israel.

However, a meaningful Arab response to yet another unprovoked murder by Israel of an innocent Arab would require genuine freedom of Arab states from the state of subservience to the  US, Israel’s guardian-ally.

This gets us to the inevitable conclusion that Israel will continue to murder Arabs at will, with nearly total impunity, especially in the absence of any real deterrent on the part of the Arabs. But this situation can’t be sustained forever. Oppression, if allowed to continue, justifies both resistance and violence. The Anglo-American poet W. H. Auden said:

I and the public know,
What all school children learn,
Those to whom evil is done,
Do evil in return.

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RABBINICAL SATANIC VERSES

The Rabbis of The Devil

Posted by Khalid Amayreh

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Rabbis of the Devil

 

By Khalid Amayreh

Imagine, just imagine, the outcry that would follow an imagined call by a European Muslim or Christian religious leader suggesting sending hundreds of thousands of Jews to concentration camps.  The Sheikh or priest or  bishop would be lambasted  beyond imagination, and his  denomination  or church  would immediately distance itself from his foolish remarks.

Political authorities would also declare that Nazi-minded Sheikh or bishop has no place in modern Europe and that governments would nip the hateful and racist elements in the bud. In short, he would be looked upon  as a pariah, to say the very least. He even might be forced to commit suicide under public pressure.

 As to Jewish circles, their protests would be clarion and omnipresent.

But how would things look like if such a call took place in Israel and was made by a popular rabbi, with hundreds of thousands of followers?

According to a weekly Hebrew magazine, several rabbis, including the rabbi of Safad, Shmuel Eliyahu,  recently proposed  the establishment of death camps for the Palestinians.

The magazine indicated that the creation of these camps would be the duty of all devout Jews.

The Yedeot Ahronot’s YNet on Saturday, 15 January quoted the rabbis  as stating that the Torah requires Jews to wipe out any trace of the so-called Amalek in Palestine . Many religious Jews refer to their perceived or real enemies as Amalek.

The YNet quoted Jewish intellectual Audi Aloni as saying that calls for the extermination of Palestinians are openly made in the synagogues as the genocidal idea has become a practical option.

“No one objected to Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, chief rabbi of Safad and Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, Chief Rabbi of Beit El, who undersigned the advisory opinion, which suggested approval for their opinion.”

I realize that these evil men don’t represent Jews everywhere, nor do they even represent the entire rabbinic community. There are many esteemed rabbis who reject outright the satanic mindset permeating through the landscape of the sick minds of people like Elyahu,  his cohorts and evil colleagues. 

The Torah, after all, was supposed to be a light upon humanity. But when it becomes, thanks to those rabbis of Satan, a tool for genocide, there is obviously a huge catch-22 hanging over Judaism’s conscience.

Again, the fact that these nefarious rabbis don’t represent the entirety of Judaism is no guarantee that their damage will be limited. A fool man’s fire could frustrate a thousand wise men who wouldn’t know how to put it off.

Isn’t this the way the holocaust started? It didn’t start with concentration camps, or even with Kristalnacht.  Such death camps as Auschwitz , Treblinka, Mauthauzen and Bergen Belsen became only known much later.

The purpose of this small piece is not to vilify or demonize Jews. Nor am I particularly enthusiastic about hurling Nazi epithets at Jews. However, nothing should be further from truth.

The call for sending millions of Palestinians to concentration camps means that a sizeable segment of the Israeli Jewish society is capable, at least mentally, of embarking on the unthinkable. It means that a real Jewish holocaust against the Palestinian people is not outside the realm of imagination.

This matter is well known, even known too well for us who live in this part of the world. After all, Israel demonstrated two years ago, during its Nazi-like onslaught on the Gaza Strip, that it could do the unthinkable.

And that was not the first time Israel behaved manifestly nefariously. In 2006, during the Israeli aggression on Lebanon , the Israeli air force dropped more than 2,000,000 cluster bomblets on South Lebanon civilian areas, arguably enough to kill or maim at least  2 million Lebanese children.

The scant media coverage of the latest diabolic statements by the rabbis of evil in no way lessens their gravity and seriousness. After all, these are not marginal or isolated figures in society.

In fact, paying not sufficient attention to this phenomenon is tantamount to encouraging it. If Germans and others had not kept silence in the late 1920s and early 1930s, many things wouldn’t have occurred.

I would want to be cautious drawing historical analogy between every thing happening in Israel today and everything that happened in Europe several decades ago.  However, there are certain parallels that shouldn’t escape our attention, and the latest outrageous statements by these diabolical rabbis are one of them.

Let no one say that words are innocuous and can’t kill; nay, words can kill and do kill. A few years ago, a Jewish immigrant from France decapitated a Palestinian cabby from East Jerusalem after the taxi-driver gave the killer a ride to his home north of Tel Aviv. And when the murderer was eventually arrested and interrogated by the police, he said he heard his neighborhood synagogue rabbi say that the lives of non-Jews had no sanctity.

More to the point, it is abundantly clear that thousands of Israeli soldiers would rather heed and obey their respective rabbis’ homilies than their army superiors’ instructions when it comes to treating Palestinians. This fact was revealed during the Israeli onslaught on Gaza two years ago when Israeli soldiers knowingly and deliberately murdered innocent civilians, including children, by the hundreds.

But this is not the time for demonization; it is rather the time for action. Jewish leaders of all orientations should speak up as strongly as possible against those who are besmirching the good name of their religion.

The likes of Shmuel Eliyahu must be told that there is no place in Judaism for those who advocate genocide for non-Jews. In the final analysis, when Jews or anybody else think or behave or act like the Nazis acted, they simply become Nazis themselves.

Finally, Jews shouldn’t keep silent in the face of these abominations just because the media and public opinion in the West are more or less keeping silent. Well, since when a moral stance was decided by other people’s apathy or silence?   In fact, the immoral silence of much of the west toward what is happening in Israel these days is bad and dangerous for Jews and their future.

Anything that causes moral desensitization to occur is definitely bad, and this is putting it mildly. 

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GOD WOULDN’T BE JUST IF HE DIDN’T SEND SHARON STRAIGHT TO HELL

Sharon was a Jew. But his deeds ever since he was a young man starkly contradicted the Ten Commandments and every other conceivable moral code of Prophetic Judaism.

Judaism taught “thou shall not murder,” but murder was obviously Sharon’s modus operandi and way of life. Judaism taught that man shouldn’t oppress his fellow man, but Sharon was par excellence a criminal oppressor all his life.

Judaism commands its followers to be just and righteous and refrain from doing evil, but Sharon utterly disregarded all these virtues. He sold his soul to the devil at an early age and never repented. He basked in his evil, remorseless and undisturbed, without the slightest compunction or feeling of guilt.

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God wouldn’t be just if He didn’t send Sharon straight to hell

By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied East Jerusalem

As a firm believer in divine justice, I have no doubt that Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli Prime Minister, who perished three days ago following a long comma that lasted for eight  years, will now find his way straight to hell.

Many people are likely to scoff at this language and view it with ridicule and derision.  However, I believe that in the absence of divine justice in this world and especially after death, life becomes quite futile and meaningless.

Indeed, if Adolph Hitler were to have equality in death with Mother Teresa and Ariel Sharon with Jesus Christ-then life is pointless. Pure and simple.

It is unlikely that evil men, and Sharon was undoubtedly an evil man by every standard of imagination, believe in a hereafter or Day of Judgment when all men stand before their Maker for accountability and judgment.

But disbelief in the hereafter and in divine justice doesn’t mean that there will be no hereafter and no divine justice.

Sharon was a Jew. But his deeds ever since he was a young man starkly contradicted the Ten Commandments and every other conceivable moral code of Prophetic Judaism.

Judaism taught “thou shall not murder,” but murder was obviously Sharon’s modus operandi and way of life. Judaism taught that man shouldn’t oppress his fellow man, but Sharon was par excellence a criminal oppressor all his life.

Judaism commands its followers to be just and righteous and refrain from doing evil, but Sharon utterly disregarded all these virtues. He sold his soul to the devil at an early age and never repented. He basked in his evil, remorseless and undisturbed, without the slightest compunction or feeling of guilt.

There is no doubt that Sharon was a son of perdition. The wicked man had to “live” eight long years in suspension-between life and death.

Doctors call this “vegetative stage.” It is defined as a clinical condition in which there is complete absence of awareness of the self and the environment. However, it is likely that the eight years were a period of perdition, punishment and damnation. This was probably a foretaste of what was awaiting him.

Sharon will now meet his Maker, overburdened with so much nefariousness and murderousness. The crimes he committed in his long life will haunt him in the depth of hell.

Cheap sycophancy

It is really sad that some world leaders, even some Nobel Prize recipients, have heaped praise on the wicked criminal. Well, this is no less that an expression of moral bankruptcy, lack of rectitude and cheapness of character.

But people such as Shimon Peres, the hero of the Qana massacre of 1996, and Tony Blair, the co-author of the war on Iraq (the other author is George W. Bush) are actually no less criminal than Sharon. Hence, it is only natural that they praised him, as if the perished criminal was a paragon of virtue, justice and truth. Their moral repugnance cries out to the seventh heaven.

Very much the same thing can be said about U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden and his boss at the White House Barack Obama, who throw words of hypocrisy and sycophancy right and left, with little or no regard to truth and honesty.

In the final analysis, birds of feather flock together. I have no doubt that Sharon will be joined in the depth of hell at the proper moment by the equally evil criminals they are now heaping praise on him.

There they will also find Hitler, Joseph Stalin and numerous other murderers and criminals throughout human history.

God is holy and He can’t be holy without being absolutely just. But a just God wouldn’t be just if he didn’t consign people like Sharon to hell.

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PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORKERS MARCH FOR JUSTICE AT GAZA’S BORDER CROSSING

New Yorkers stage protest to demand the opening of Rafah Crossing

Organised by Brooklyn for Peace and co-sponsored by 20 local solidarity organisations, the protest called upon the Egyptian authorities to “stop doing Israel’s dirty work”

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NYC Peace and Justice groups protest against Egypt
and its restrictions at the Rafah
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With shouts of “Egypt! Don’t be Israel’s prison guards!” a diverse coalition of peace and human rights groups gathered on the afternoon of Saturday January 4th 2014 to call attention to the plight of the people of Gaza. In front of the Egypt Consulate, 1110 Second Avenue between 58-59 Streets, New York City, scores demonstrators met, despite freezing temperatures, to call for a permanent opening of the Rafah Border Crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

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PALESTINIAN PRISONER INJECTED WITH DEADLY DRUG PRIOR TO HIS RELEASE

The Family of Naim Shawamreh, a 45-year-old Palestinian prisoner released by Israel on Tuesday has accused the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of having deliberately injected him with a chemical substance that caused him an incurable illness.
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Family of released prisoner accuses Israel of causing him incurable illness
By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
 

The Family of Naim Shawamreh, a 45-year-old Palestinian prisoner released by Israel on Tuesday has accused the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) of having deliberately injected him with a chemical substance that caused him an incurable illness.

The illness is known medically as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or (ALS).  It is also known as Lou Gerig’s Disease.

According to medical dictionaries, ALS is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as those in the arms, legs, and face).

Early symptoms include fasciculation, cramps, tight and stiff muscles (spasticity), muscle weakness affecting an arm or a leg, slurred and nasal speech, or difficulty chewing or swallowing. These general complaints then develop into more obvious muscle weakness and atrophy, spreading to other parts of the body as the disease progresses.

It is obvious that many of these symptoms appeared rather conspicuously on Naim who arrived at his home in an ambulance. He could hardly verbally communicate with well-wishers or the media.

Journalists were politely asked by Naim’s family to refrain from “asking too many questions” in light of his health condition.

A strongly slurred speech and an inability to hold a microphone with his hands were noticed.

They wanted to kill him

Nabil, Naim’s younger brother, says Naim told him the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) deliberately injected him with a chemical substance that caused the ALS disease to afflict his body.

“He told me they (the Prison’s doctors) gave him a pill seven months ago which caused several symptoms to appear on him including a severe swelling of the face, severe headache and slurred speech.

“They simply wanted to kill him.”

Nabil said the Israeli Prison Service admitted that that the “pill” was given to him by mistake.

Nabil, who didn’t seem fully aware of his brother’s medical condition, said he hoped Naim would be able to receive proper medical care abroad and be cured.

The Governor of Hebron who came to wish him well promised his family that every effort would be made to give him the best possible medical treatment.

Nabil was reminded of the gravity and seriousness of the charges he was voicing. He argued that his brother was in nearly perfect physical condition and that he only began to experience the illness soon after he was given “the pill.”

The Israeli response

This correspondent contacted Sivan Wayzman, a spokeswoman for the IPS who categorically denied the accusations.

Wayzman, who expressed her astonishment at the charges, emailed the following response.

“The Israel Prison Service declines all allegations of any intended actions which allegedly caused the prisoner’s disease.  It is a well-known fact that there is little understanding of the causes of ALS disease.  Nonetheless, 10 percent of the cases have to do with genetic disorders.

Since the prisoner has been diagnosed as suffering from it, he has been examined and treated by specialists who have laid out the ways in which he must be treated – the IPS has followed accordingly.

The court, who has discussed the prisoner’s petition, concluded that the treatment he is receiving is professional and adjusted to his needs.”

Ahmed Ibrahim is a medical doctor from the Hebron region specialized in muscular flaccidity. He says that it is not medically known that a given chemical or biological agent can cause the sudden occurrence of ALS.

However, he noticed that Israel was highly advanced in the production of chemical and biological agents that can kill people either immediately or slowly.

He cited the Khalid Mishaal case in 1997, when two Mossad agents carrying fake Canadian passports tried to assassinate the Islamist Palestinian leader by smacking a device to Mishaal’s left ear that transmitted a fast-acting poison.

The two Mossad agents were captured and Israel was forced to hand over to the Jordanians the antidote that saved Mishaal’s life.

However, despite his progressive disability and deteriorating health (it is unclear if he knows his condition is incurable), Naim maintained a broad smile as he thanked everyone who came to congratulate him.

His mother, although relieved that her son is finally free, is worried that he may not live long due to his incurable illness.

“I am really having a lot of mixed feelings. On the one hand, I am happy that he is out of jail. On the other hand, I am extremely worried about his illness and the possibility that he won’t recover.  I implore God to cure him.”

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