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Biden approves military air drops of aid into Gaza after chaotic encounter left more than 100 dead

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If this is the only thing you want to focus on and take away from this tragedy you need a long hard look at yourself.

it’s not the only thing, for sure.

doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Even the article mentioned it.

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Did Biden twice refer the airdrops were in Ukraine?

This is madness.

total idiot.

If this is the only thing you want to focus on and take away from this tragedy you need a long hard look at yourself.

It is very significant and may very well indicate what is wrong with the meandering hapless policies of this president.

You need a long hard look at yourself if you don’t see this.

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Supplying missiles, bombs and artillery shells to the IDF with one hand while dropping care packages into Gaza with other.

It is so USA style.

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@YeahRight

turned all the hostages and made a complete surrender this would all be over. 

You just keep saying it's because that incident that happened in October, in fact is longer than that. You could consider Nakba for a start.

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2017/5/23/the-nakba-did-not-start-or-end-in-1948

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One side called it hostage other called prisoner, please check how many children detained by occupier, even Russia won't do anything like this.

https://www.unicef.org/sop/documents/children-israeli-military-detention

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-67600015

https://time.com/6548068/palestinian-children-israeli-prison-arrested/

https://time.com/6366734/palestinian-child-detainees/

https://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/defenceless-impact-israeli-military-detention-palestinian-children

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There are so many innocent children, women and men being detained by occupier but those prisoner never being called hostage, they are "prisoner" and never had any trial.

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Over 2000 trucks loaded with aid are BLOCKED at Rafah crossing by the IOF and Israeli civilians and yet the U.S. and the world can't convince Netanyahu to let the aid get delivered.

This anarchy led by Netanyahu and his supporters are the results of a blind and misguided backing from the current U.S. leadership,

Netanyahu has reached the point were he no longer listens to his masters and decided to kill and displace as many Palestinians as possible in preparation to retake Gaza.

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First deliberately starved and then killed for their hunger reminds us of those 20th century European sadists we all hate. Israel has created worldwide revulsion against itself and now must bear responsibility for the inevitable surge of anti-semitism among the ignorant who conflate hating Jews with hating the Zionists who run their terrorist racist "democracy". I do feel sorry for those young men of the IDF who know not what they do - there will be an awful lot of PTSD among them as they grow up, marry and have children of their own. The best will realize with deep regret the atrocities they inflicted on defenseless women and children, the total destruction of Gaza while the worst will insidiously infect and corrupt their own society with the rage and violence they bring home.

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Supplying missiles, bombs and artillery shells to the IDF with one hand while dropping care packages into Gaza with other.

Exactly, how about you stop sending more bombs to IDF to massacre more Palestinian civilians with Joe? 40 thousand dead , 80 %women and children. When will it be enough team Biden?

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Did Biden twice refer the airdrops were in Ukraine?

This is madness.

total idiot.

If this is the only thing you want to focus on and take away from this tragedy you need a long hard look at yourself.

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My only question is who is paying for this aid and delivering it? This should not be solely the US's responsibility despite what the anti-US crowd would like.

The cost of dropping some food and medicine to Gazans pales in comparison to the billions in weapons US sends to 'certain countries ' and which you support and advocate for on JT daily. Yet humanitarian aid bothers you. Pro war poster thinking is awesome.

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Looking at the video - Biden is examining his note cards, which they give him. And he managed to bungle it. He was reading off something on his lap, in the oval office in a comfortable chair next to the fireplace and he managed to completely confuse two separate places/problems. It was only 1 minute long.

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Mr. Pres. with all respect, comes Nov. you no longer need to worry about saving Palestinians lives, thank you.

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The Fu channeling some forgotten US Army line from the Vietnam war...

"We had to destroy the village to save it ""

Meanwhile...Hamas not defeated and Israel at the ICJ accused of genocide.

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CapuchinToday  08:15 am JST

There's a horrifying, twisted duplicity to America simultaneously funding the dropping of bombs and dropping of aid on the same people. Then calling for a cessation to violence and vetoing all international ceasefire proposals.

100% spot on. This is the long and short of it.

Exactly. Hamas started this, not Israel. When you have a terrorist inside your country, it is irresponsible NOT to deal with them completely until they have no desire or ability to fight any longer.

This is the one sided, myopic view of those that con not see the context and history of the whole story.

You should take a trip to Israel, it's rather revealing.

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It seems to me that if Hamas returned all the hostages and made a complete surrender this would all be over. But that terrorist organization doesn't care about helping Palestinians, just killing Jews. It's up to Hamas to do what's right. I'm not going to hold my breath on that one.

Exactly. Hamas started this, not Israel. When you have a terrorist inside your country, it is irresponsible NOT to deal with them completely until they have no desire or ability to fight any longer.

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It seems to me that if Hamas returned all the hostages and made a complete surrender this would all be over. But that terrorist organization doesn't care about helping Palestinians, just killing Jews. It's up to Hamas to do what's right. I'm not going to hold my breath on that one.

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No more weapons for Israel !!!..

Stop the genocide !!!..

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There's a horrifying, twisted duplicity to America simultaneously funding the dropping of bombs and dropping of aid on the same people. Then calling for a cessation to violence and vetoing all international ceasefire proposals.

Its sickening.

chaotic encounter?

Chaotic encounter is not exactly the term to describe the carnage after the Israeli armed forces opened fire on hungry people. War crime would be a better way of putting it.

Well said. Even Jon Stewart ripped CNN a new one for referring to it as a chaotic encounter.

Jon Stewart BLASTS CNN For Calling Food Line Massacre A "Chaotic Incident" (youtube.com)

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There's a horrifying, twisted duplicity to America simultaneously funding the dropping of bombs and dropping of aid on the same people. Then calling for a cessation to violence and vetoing all international ceasefire proposals.

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chaotic encounter?

Chaotic encounter is not exactly the term to describe the carnage after the Israeli armed forces opened fire on hungry people. War crime would be a better way of putting it.

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The idea is to keep one side that lives Gaza to stay suffer and dying but keep them alive by let supply get in.

approves military air drops of aid into Gaza 

While giving billions in aid and munition to other side.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/17/us-to-send-weapons-to-israel-amid-invasion-threat-in-gazas-rafah-report

Can anyone imagine if this happened to Ukraine-Russia conflict, people will go wonder. You don't give billions, you give sanctions.

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After all that's why he got his nick name now.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20240208-hundreds-chant-genocide-joe-as-biden-visits-nyc/

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Did Biden twice refer the airdrops were in Ukraine?

This is madness.

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it’s going to be stolen by hamas, just like all aid and money going to gaza for humanitarian aid is.

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The president twice referred to airdrops to help Ukraine, but White House officials clarified that he was referring to Gaza.

total idiot.

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Airdrop's not enough to convince US youth, Muslims and Arabs to support Biden in Nov, due to Gaza Genocide. they'll stay home, vote 3rd party and some for Trump, winning youth (under 29) in this week's Emerson poll.

Two State solution needed ASAP.

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Because the terrorists in the IDF won’t let any aid in! They continue to commit war crimes on a daily basis while the US keeps giving them protection at the UN and bombs and ammunition to kill civilians! The hypocrisy is palpable!

The US could stop this today if they really wanted to but the Us politicians are to scared of the Zionist lobby in the US

THIS!

Biden is tone deaf,he is catching hell from Democrats,who do not support his Israel agenda,he is insecure to confront, because of the political Price he will pay

The crazy thing is he IS going to pay the ultimate political price because of his staunch support for this Genocide.

It was a deliberate massacre of starving people by the barbarians.

Yes. It was.

It seems that for Biden, Netanyahu and Zelensky are basically one and the same.

Yeah- he also thinks the President of Egypt and Mexico are also the same.

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Imagine opening fire on starving people looking for food?

Not only that but blaming starving people for hurrying to the trucks?

Why didn’t the IDF just refrain from interfering?

The aid is for the Palestinians.

Does Israel believe that war crimes should be part of their policy to protect themselves from Hamas.

The Israeli government is just fomenting hate against the Jewish people and that is unconscionable.

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This is story simply incredible.

In a nutshell. Israel have razed Gaza, killed over 30,000 people, hearded them into the south and have effectively cut off food, medicine and water so that the population is now starving.

BUT, as details start to emerge from this latest atrocity, it's even damning that first thought for Israel.

It appears that the military have tailed the convoy, then as the starving people desperate for food have rushed to the trucks, the Israeli military have shot them. I would urge people to look at the current BBC headlines into the incident, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68445973

A couple of quick grabs:

"Israelis purposefully fired at the men... they were trying to get near the trucks that had the flour," he said. "They were fired at directly and prevented people to come near those killed."

Dr Mohamed Salha, interim hospital manager at al-Awda hospital, where many of the dead and injured were taken, told the BBC: "Al-Awda hospital received around 176 injured people...142 of these cases are bullet injuries and the rest are from the stampede and broken limbs in the upper and lower body parts."

The Israeli account of the incident?

At 13:06 local time on Thursday, an IDF statement posted on Telegram stated: "Early this morning, during the entry of humanitarian aid trucks into the northern Gaza Strip, Gazan residents surrounded the trucks, and looted the supplies being delivered.

"During the incident, dozens of Gazans were injured as a result of pushing and trampling."

He said the tank commander decided to retreat to avoid harming civilians and "they were backing up securely, not shooting at the mob".

He said the IDF had opened fire in a separate incident not related to the lorries, but did not provide further evidence.

Mr Regev added: "In the incident of the truck being swarmed there was gunfire, that was Palestinian armed groups. We don't know if it was Hamas or others."

So the Israelis are involved in wholesale murder again, and are openly lying about what they have done.

The levels of horror and dishonesty here by Israel ranks up there with the very worst examples of human atrocities in history now. This is just evil, callous killing with not a shred of conscience or remorse. They are just lying to the world.

Israel is a monster.

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I've mostly not commented on the current Israel/Palestine situation because I'm woefully under-informed on it all. But I've seen some news reports on this, and the fact that people waiting for food got shot up is a travesty.

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chaotic encounter

It was a deliberate massacre of starving people by the barbarians. What an utter joke AP has become.

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Biden, along with top Democrats and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, strongly urged Johnson during a White House meeting this week to take up the foreign aid package, but Johnson responded by saying that Congress “must take care of America’s needs first.”

We don't care why you think, Mikey, call a vote and let's see what the house believes.

And what do you mean, Congress “must take care of America’s needs first.”? This House has done nothing and isn't planning to do anything to "take care of America".

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Biden is tone deaf,he is catching hell from Democrats,who do not support his Israel agenda,he is insecure to confront, because of the political Price he will pay

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Because the terrorists in the IDF won’t let any aid in! They continue to commit war crimes on a daily basis while the US keeps giving them protection at the UN and bombs and ammunition to kill civilians! The hypocrisy is palpable!

The US could stop this today if they really wanted to but the Us politicians are to scared of the Zionist lobby in the US

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no way of ensuring the aid gets to civilians in need 

Because the terrorists will kill the civilians in order to keep the food for themselves.

Biden approves military air drops of aid into Gaza after chaotic encounter left more than 100 dead

Palestinian Arab convoy truckers plowing into crowds, Hamas shooting Gaza civilians---no one should even be in that location right now, as Israel gave ample, humanitarian warning to leave it months ago.

Supplying missiles, bombs and artillery shells to the IDF with one hand while dropping care packages into Gaza with other.

What part is wrong--helping our democratic ally fight against terrorism, or providing humanitarian aid to civilians?

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Biden, along with top Democrats and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, strongly urged Johnson during a White House meeting this week to take up the foreign aid package, but Johnson responded by saying that Congress “must take care of America’s needs first.”

Time is running out for MAGA Johnson not to end his days in disgrace.

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My only question is who is paying for this aid and delivering it? This should not be solely the US's responsibility despite what the anti-US crowd would like.

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Supplying missiles, bombs and artillery shells to the IDF with one hand while dropping care packages into Gaza with other.

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