Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Israel’s latest crime - another UN compound hit

As it has happened repeatedly in this latest genocidal campaign in Gaza, the rogue state of Israel has attacked a UN school. The head of the main UN relief agency in Gaza has denounced the Israeli strike on one of its schools, which killed 19 people.

"I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces," said UNRWA commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl.

"This is the sixth time that one of our schools has been struck," he said. He Tweeted, “We have moved beyond realm of humanitarian action alone. [We] Are now in the realm of accountability and the need for action to end the carnage.”

He said the location of the school was given to the Israeli army 17 times.

Mr Krahenbuhl said about 3,300 people had been sheltering in the school at the moment it was struck.

Elsewhere, eight people, including five members of the same family in Jebalya, were killed in other strikes, Gaza officials said.

Seven other people were killed in Israel tank shelling in Khan Yunis and Deir al-Balah.

Jebalya, which has been under Israeli fire for the past 24 hours, is the largest refugee camp in Gaza.

Its population of 120,000 has been swollen by Palestinians trying to escape the fighting.

UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness tweeted: "UNRWA condemns in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces.

"Tens of thousands may soon be stranded in the streets of Gaza, without food, water and shelter if attacks on these areas continue.

"[The] international community must take deliberate international political action to put an immediate end to the continuing carnage in Gaza."

Hospital officials put the total number of Palestinians killed in the conflict at 1,245, most of them civilians.

On the Israeli side, 53 soldiers and three civilians have been killed since the start of the offensive on 8 July.

UNRWA, the main UN relief agency in Gaza, said it was at "breaking point" with more than 200,000 Palestinians having taken shelter in its schools and buildings following calls by Israel for civilians to evacuate whole neighborhoods before military operations.

124 civilians in Gaza died in Tuesday alone.

Yesterday, Israel knocked down Gaza’s only power supply station, thus cutting down power supplies to all inside Gaza. Gazans now have no electricity, no water, and no sewage system. Through such attacks, Israel has essentially denied services in hospitals that rely on electricity and water to treat patients. Twenty-three medical
centers in  Gaza haved also been bombed by Israel.

In spite of such crimes against humanity, the western media try to  shield Israel from any blame. In particular, I am disappointed with the news coverage and the line of questioning and the answers within the US media - all seemingly to shield Israel from taking responsibility for crimes against humanity. Since its birth, one after another the pariah state has been committing horrendous crimes and strengthening its positions through never ending negotiations with a clear cut objective on its side never to give away anything annexed thus far. And yet the western media like CNN and neo-pundits of world affairs like Dr. Fareed Zakariya continue to evade such facts that are root causes for the crisis since 1948.

In the last few weeks alone some 1300 Palestinians have been killed because of Israel's latest mayhem in Gaza where 90% of the victims have been children and unarmed people. The Israeli casualty was only 3  civilians. And yet, Israel and her mouthpieces in the western world propagates that Israel is fighting terrorists of Hamas, and not civilians. What a joke! And guys like Fareed and media like CNN propagate such lies for our consumption! It is shameful, disgusting! The CNN and Fareed should be ashamed of justifying Israel's murderous campaign which is an international crime.

You can view CNN’s interview of Fareed by clicking here and let them know that you are appalled by their insensitivity to the crisis in which Israel is the culprit.

 

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