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Internet, phone networks collapse in Gaza, threatening to worsen humanitarian crisis

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By WAFAA SHURAFA, JACK JEFFERY and LEE KEATH

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Obviously a war crime. The whole world is watching.

10 ( +19 / -9 )

Never retreat, never surrender.

-23 ( +6 / -29 )

Obviously a war crime.

One of many.

The whole world is watching.

That's why they're trying to cut off the internet.

2 ( +15 / -13 )

Obviously a war crime. The whole world is watching.

Except now with internet and phone communications out we can't watch, can we? And we shan't watch and we'll just become numb and apathetic, like we do with all other far-flung wars. Because we don't really care. And they know that.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Bass 4 funk forgot ..."Never apologise "

10 ( +15 / -5 )

The war, now in its sixth week, was triggered by Hamas' Oct. 7 attack into southern Israel in which the militants killed over 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and captured some 240 men, women and children.

OK. We get it (after being reminded 24/7 by MSM) but, as with 9/11, the MSM won't allow the question, what triggered 10/7? The answer is a long, complex one stretching over 75 years that requires an understanding of history and, above all, geopolitics, oil and money, topics politicians and their accomplices in MSM don't want the voting public privy to, so doing their darndest to make us believe the fairy story that before 10/7 all was quiet in Gaza and the West Bank where folks were living happily ever after. But this story of cruelty, callous inhumanity and cowardice is not a tale suitable for children. Let's all pray this is not a never-ending horror story (at least for the Middle East).

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Not only communications but food, medical supplies and fuel.

Israel is slowly killing not only their purported target Hamas but all Gazans too.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Bass 4 funk forgot ..."Never apologise "

You misspelled my name

-15 ( +3 / -18 )

Obviously a war crime. Hamas should not be storing weapons in a hospital. Or fighting from hospital grounds. I 'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

The Palestinian Arabs have reached a critical point in their fight for survival. Already nearly 5,000 children have been killed another 1,500 are believed buried under bombed structures. People will soon starve to death. 5,000 women will give birth this month.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

Israel is slowly killing not only their purported target Hamas but all Gazans too.

This isn’t even remotely close to being true. Spewing such disinformation really does disservice to your cause

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

The Palestinian Arabs have reached a critical point in their fight for survival. Already nearly 5,000 children have been killed another 1,500 are believed buried under bombed structures. People will soon starve to death. 5,000 women will give birth this month.

Sad, war is ugly.

This isn’t even remotely close to being true. Spewing such disinformation really does disservice to your cause

This is what they do, not even in the slightest surprised. This is how people get hurt or even killed. Disinformation is not good for anyone.

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

bass4funk

The Palestinian Arabs have reached a critical point in their fight for survival. Already nearly 5,000 children have been killed another 1,500 are believed buried under bombed structures. People will soon starve to death. 5,000 women will give birth this month.

> Sad, war is ugly.

Civilians are not forced into mass starvation. 5,000 children are not bombed. Civilians are not denied humanitarian aid. 2 million Palestinians are squeezed into a small area without facilities.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Civilians are not forced into mass starvation.

Civilians aren’t forced into mass starvation in war? That happens all the time in war. An estimated 3,000,000 Indians died of starvation as a direct result of Britain’s efforts in world war 2.

5,000 children are not bombed.

25,000 to 35,000 civilians are estimated to have died in Dresden, the majority of which were women and children

Civilians are not denied humanitarian aid.

Axis nations were blockaded in world war 2, preventing vital supplies the civilian population needed to survive from entering

Everything you listed, the allied powers also did in World War 2. So now I have a question for you: if those actions make you an immoral actor, would you agree that the allied powers were immoral actors in World War 2?

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

Meanwhile more information is coming out now about the mass rapes and murders committed by Hamas on October 7th. Here's one eyewitness report from CNN: "They bent someone over and I understood he was raping her, and then passing her to someone else. She was alive, she was bleeding from the back. I saw that he was pulling her hair, she had long brown hair . . . I saw him chop off her breast and then he was throwing it towards the road, tossed it to someone else and they started playing with it. I remember seeing another person raping her and while he was still inside her he shot her in the head."

And people are sympathizing with Hamas?! Unbelievable.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

The answer is a long, complex one stretching over 75 years that requires an understanding of history

meh, this^^^ is exactly how the MSM portrays it. It is much, much simpler than THIS ^.

Israel came before Palestine.

Ottoman Empire controlled what is now in conflict.

Then the British took over.

Jews started arriving in modern day Israel, and in 1948 it won statehood from the UN (using diplomacy). Note Palestine could have also won statehood if not the for other Arab states that against it. Arabs unite against diplomacy, preferring instead war and terrorism.

The Arabs didn't learn the lesson from 1947, 1948, tried again in 1967, lost more territories. Or shall we put it, put even more into conflict.

The PLO managed 'using diplomacy' to formally government 'Palestine', but that too was thwarted by the Arabs, which eventually turned what is a territorial control issue into a full blown religious war with the insertion of Iran and Hamas.

Now, fast forward to the present day, it's very simple, support diplomacy (Israel), or support terror (Palestine).

It's not complex. It's only complex if you want to understand history with biased lapses.

Israel is not fault free either, the rights have lost the plot, even though its actions is defense, defense, defense, Benji is openly speaking of revenge, revenge, revenge. I would have thought Israel would be best served by articulating defense, defense, and defense. Benji is realising the goal of Hamas by speaking of revenge, ie helping gather more Arab (religious) supports and involvement, and the evidence says a religious war is devastating on all civilians.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

In casual conversation I enquired into the concept of large-scale tunnel engineering with an old college friend now an architect, since qualifying has found various positions with construction companies engaged with large scale tunnel architecture design.

HS2, road transport, access tunnel renovations for the channel tunnel.

He just laughed out loud when I asked about Hamas building a labyrinth of tunnels a complex of command centers stretching 300 miles.

He stated the access tunnelling for the Euro tunnel took decades to complete, more than a hundred thousand skilled experienced tunnelling workers from across Europe, advanced construction technology, tunnel excavation equipment costing hundreds of millions, hybrid crawler excavator units, specialist industrial air conditioning units, cross tunnelling expertise explosive handlers able and experienced in secondary profiling,

In Gaza? Under a main hospital?

It’s possible a hundred meters or so with rudimentary equipment.

Without modern tunnel boring machines, ventilation it’s a nonstarter.

Look, what is going on?

Hamas has slaughtered 1400 Israelis, innocents, families, children, hid behind Palestine civilian population.  

Israel has set about an invasion of Gaza that has taken the lives of 11,000, soon to bomb and begin an offensive in the south.

UN/International community must demand some answers to some searching question.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Israel offered to evacuate the 36 preemies but Hamas refused.

If only Hamas would unconditionally surrender, then those occupying Gaza could receive the aid they need.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

Release the hostages, Israel will then be obliged to consider agree a cease of direct hostilities.

Hamas is a terrorist organization, the Palestinian population, without any doubt are being used as human shields.

However these so called networks tunnels, some exist no doubt

Hundreds miles?...... I suspect a strategy to continue a campaign that Hamas has instigated, but the resulting devastation, and a soon to begin southern offensive is more than questionable.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Absolutely disgusting! That anyone can dare to try and justify this genocide and war crime is as bad as the act itself!

Tell the civilians to evacuate south then move the operation south...the war criminals are just looking to steal some more land!

Straight to the Hague for Netanyahu and his cronies in the IDF!

9 ( +11 / -2 )

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