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Israel strikes across Gaza as U.S. says it will block another cease-fire resolution at U.N.

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The destruction of Gaza is wrong.

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The US government supports Israel at every turn, including genocide.

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Israel strikes across Gaza as U.S. says it will block another cease-fire resolution at U.N.

That another way to say, please continue genocide,

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

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While providing billions from US Tax payer.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/13/us-senate-approves-95bn-aid-for-ukraine-israel-and-taiwan

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Last month Turkey's Erdogan said comparison occupier leader with historical fact

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/turkeys-erdogan-says-israeli-pm-netanyahu-no-different-hitler-2023-12-27/

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Recently Brazil said the same thing too like Erdogan.

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2024-02-18/israel-incensed-after-brazils-lula-likens-gaza-war-to-holocaust

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The destruction of Gaza is wrong.

Talk to Hamas. They destroyed Gaza themselves just for a single murderous rampage through Israel that murdered, raped and tortured 1200 men, women and children - including babies.

Israel must not stop until Hamas ceases to exist as a force. Israel's existence depends upon it.

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Biden administration once again blocking UN ceasefire resolution while sending yet more bombs to Netanyahoo to kill more Gaza women and children. Looks like the ' Genocide Joe' nickname that is fitting. Wall Street journal reports -

The administration of US President Joe Biden is preparing to transfer a batch of bombs and other military equipment worth tens of millions of dollars to Israel amid its conflict with Hamas, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing sources.

According to current and former US officials interviewed by the paper, the potential delivery could include around 1,000 500-pound MK-82 bombs, precision guidance kits for the bombs, as well as fuses. The shipment is reportedly still under review by officials, and the terms could change. The transfer would also have to be approved by Congress.

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Hamas will be annhilated.

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Stan...no evidence of widespread rapes....Israel Police unable to get any witnesses or victims to come forward.

The only "dead baby " was killed by Israeli friendly fire.

Israeli TV even rejects the claims made by IDF individuals and others {"babies hung in a row on a clothes line "

One commentator wisely put it...

War has 3 elements...military, political and propaganda ", adding "perhaps propaganda is the most important "

The TV host made the point that these lies made it easier for some to deny the real horror of Oct. 7

BTW...Hamas is an idea....seeking a Palestinian state ...like Biden.

Hard to eliminate an idea "whose time has come ""

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wallaceToday  06:57 am JST

The destruction of Gaza is wrong.

Nutty Yahoo is so damn determined to obtain absolute power in Israel, even if he has to destroy Gaza to do it. It's Hamas who is to blame for starting this war but ne wants to annihilate Gaza, all of Gaza and slaughter innocents to get what he wants.

stanToday  07:46 am JST

The destruction of Gaza is wrong.

Talk to Hamas. They destroyed Gaza themselves

What's to talk about? Hamas started this but Nutty Yahoo sure ain't going to stop. He's set out to feed his appetite for destruction. He could just wipe out Hamas but he isn't stopping there. Killing Gazan mothers, fathers, children means nothing to him.

Israel must not stop until Hamas ceases to exist as a force. Israel's existence depends upon it.

I agree, Hamas is a terrorist thug gang that must be destroyed. But Israel needs a better and more sensible PM to wage this war.

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Biden has lost the election,thank to his support of Israel

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Get rid of the veto power of the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council. While you are at it boot France and the UK out and add an EU slot while also adding (for example) India, Brazil and Egypt.

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Netanyahu will try to push the Arabs into Egypt.

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Hamas is a fanatical Islamic terrorist militant organisation. Backed supported by Iran.

If Hamas had the faintest forbearance, mercy for the daily human tragedy, the devastation, the truly horrific loss of life, Hamas would release the hostages and negotiate a ceasefire.

In continuing to espoused violence, to call for the annihilation of Israel, will bring the Palestinian people, families nothing by their future destruction.

US congress, politicians will support back Israel economically militarily, no matter what President Biden states or calls for in public.

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Hamas would release the hostages and negotiate a ceasefire.

They have been negotiating. Just last week Netanyahu walked away from talks in Cairo. He has no intention of negotiating. He is going going to fo something so reckless he will bring an end to Israel.

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The last negotiation saw the release of over 100 hostages.

So negotiation did, and does, bear fruit.

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Stan...no evidence of widespread rapes....Israel Police unable to get any witnesses or victims to come forward

of course this is, as well know. a lie.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/28/world/middleeast/oct-7-attacks-hamas-israel-sexual-violence.html

https://abc7chicago.com/hamas-rape-accounts-sexual-assault-october-7-israel/14145996/

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/12/06/middleeast/rape-sexual-violence-hamas-israel-what-we-know-intl/index.html

2 The only "dead baby " was killed by Israeli friendly fire.

https://efe.com/en/latest-news/2023-10-13/israel-releases-photos-of-babies-killed-by-hamas/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahus-office-releases-horrifying-images-of-infants-murdered-by-hamas/

https://www.reuters.com/world/nato-ministers-shown-horrific-video-hamas-attack-2023-10-12/

I'd like to post images, not because I want to see them , but because people need to see them.

War has 3 elements...military, political and propaganda ", adding "perhaps propaganda is the most important "

And that is called gaslighting; confession through projection..

It only takes days to convince many people that what they saw with their own eyes didn't just happen.

Don't stop Israel. Keep going until the job is done.

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They have been negotiating. Just last week Netanyahu walked away from talks in Cairo

Translation; How dare Israel keep on defending herself and asking for her hostages back!

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Israel strikes across Gaza as U.S. says it will block another cease-fire resolution at U.N.

This is it for Biden. He's not getting a second term. The man is tone deaf.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is without doubt accountable responsible directly for the deaths of innocent civilians,

That is undeniable.

Hamas and Netanyahu deserve each other, the Palestinian people have been and seemingly continue to be ruthlessly betrayed.

A crime against humanity.

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Please explain in detail how why Netanyahu would try to "push" 473 million Arabs into a supposedly willing Egypt.

There are not 473 million Arabs in Gaza. In Raffa, there are now about 1.5 million Arabs. Netanyahu will attack Raffa and force the Arabs into Egypt which has made a camp on the border.

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Zion groups contributing financially to US politician campaign, what yo expect from this country then? Nothing...

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@Stan

You know all of these nonsense stories you are spreading have been verified as false. Many of them even debunked on Israeli TV. You only have to wait a matter of days, sometimes just hours for the latest Israel talking point to be disproven. Disproving Israeli lies has now become low-hanging fruit for many legacy news stations.

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Netanyahu will attack Raffa and force the Arabs into Egypt which has made a camp on the border.

A concentration camp

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Egypt is building a fortified buffer zone near its border with the Gaza Strip as fears mount of an imminent Israeli ground invasion of the southern city of Rafah, which could displace hundreds of thousands of Palestinians across the frontier, according to satellite images and media reports.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/2/16/satellite-photos-show-egypt-building-gaza-buffer-zone-as-rafah-push-looms#:~:text=Egypt%20is%20building%20a%20fortified,satellite%20images%20and%20media%20reports.

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Stan...citing "news reports " based on IDF statements is not sound.

I rely on the observation that some people are happy to live in a bubble.

In the future, the truth will be told...mostly by Israeli people who value truth.

At present we are seeing a sand storm of lies from IDF and political players.

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The only good thing to come out of this is that the Israeli genocidal regime has been fully exposed as has the US’s hypocrisy in its calls that it only supports morally superior regimes!

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Sanction Israel Now!

Send Netanyahu and the criminals in the iDF to The Hague

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Translation; How dare Israel keep on defending herself and asking for her hostages back! - stan

"Herself". See what you did there. I've seen this linguistic chicanery used a few times recently. Is this the new Hamas = "ghkamas!". Article 54, clause 15 of the Hasbara user manual?

Poor little old Israel must defend "herself" from the consequences of a brutal, decades long, illegal occupation and colonization campaign.

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"Herself". See what you did there.

Language more loaded than me on a Friday night.

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OK Stan, so I googled some of the stories you relied on with photos of dead babies etc....adding the word "fake " to the google enquiry found that a lot of news agencies saw these images as FAKE !!!

AI generated.

A "dead baby " in one shot has an identical background {including identically placed hands in blue gloves }as a photo of a rescued puppy from an existing image on the net.

The "charred baby " has been found to be AI generated...French media exposing this.

The White House spokesman shut down any talk of this saying {try not to laugh }

"These images were provided by the PM of Israel...{thunderous tone } and we have no reason to doubt them "

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Can see it now, Republican adds targeting US Youth and Muslim voter...."U.S. blocks X# of GAZA cease-fire resolution at U.N.

Biden's got serious problems with above voters and it's not getting better as the death count increases.

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Stan...citing "news reports " based on IDF statements is not sound.

I rely on the observation that some people are happy to live in a bubble.

In the future, the truth will be told...mostly by Israeli people who value truth.

At present we are seeing a sand storm of lies from IDF and political players.

As always, IDF information is proven correct, and your information from Hamas is proven... lies.

remember the "500 killed after Israeli missile strike!"

You do you.

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May God have mercy on the suffering Gazans and deliver them from the ruthless Israeli government and its chief enablers, the US.

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Hamas, what you are doing is known as "reaping the whirlwind". You wanted a death struggle, you got it. The so-called 'innocent' civilians in Gaza have had more than 15 years to throw the terrorist scum out and did not do so, Rather, they coddled and encouraged them, with the overt support of UN groups like UNRWA.

Gaza was not occupied when the terrorists attacked on October 7. It was simply pure evil in human form.

For those calling for sanctions on Israel, what sanctions do you propose to put on Hamas? Or is it OK for Hamas to remain in power in Gaza for you. It is kind of hard for Israel to try and negotiate, when the other partner in the negotiation starts from the perspective that Israel should be eliminated and all Jews should die.

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May God have mercy on the suffering Gazans and deliver them from the ruthless Israeli government and its chief enablers, the US.

no need for prayer. They could simply overthrow the Hamas terrorists that destroy their lives and homes.

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Poor little old Israel must defend "herself" from the consequences of a brutal, decades long, illegal occupation and colonization campaign.

The Jewish people are not indigenous to Europe

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The so-called 'innocent' civilians in Gaza have had more than 15 years to throw the terrorist scum out and did not do so,

Yeah sure, the tens of thousands killed and maimed women and children brought it on themselves, they should have thrown out Hamas instead. Any ideas on how these women and children should have done that?

Gaza was not occupied when the terrorists attacked on October 7. It was simply pure evil in human form.

I agree, Hamas attack on October 7 was evil, but now what Israel is doing is same kind of evil multiplied a hundred times.

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Netanyahu has vowed to continue the Gaza offensive until Israel achieves a “total victory” over the Hamas militant group 

As any leader of any country that has been attacked by terrorists has the right and the duty to do.

Israel has been extremely patient with letting the Arabs live on Israeli land in Judea and Samaria and Gaza. This is all the responsibility of Hamas and its supporters, so Israel has no other choice but to defend itself no matter what it takes, and credit to the IDF for its international compliant precise military target strikes, and for it delivering humanitarian aid at the same time.

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"Ten Myths About Israel " by esteemed Israeli historian , Ilan Pappe , really is the source book for an examination of the creation of Israel and the myths it relies on for it's policies and oppressions.

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"Ten Myths About Israel " by esteemed Israeli historian , Ilan Pappe , really is the source book for an examination of the creation of Israel and the myths it relies on for it's policies and oppressions.

Oh yeah--like that is the ultimate authority on the subject.

Let's just look at the facts--Israel is a country. There are antisemites who are against the existence of Israel.

That's the sad truth in this world.

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It is better for the Palestinians to agree to the two-state solution.

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With impunity in their back pockets Biden and other leaders in the Western block need not fear extradition to the Hague nor any Nuremberg knot so they will continue their callous support for Netanyahu's sadistic, genocidal destruction of a people and their ghetto-like society. Invidious comparisons with other genocides are sadly unavoidable.

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"The Wilson Centre " has a paper on Hamas.

The most recent proclamations, a departure from earliest iterations, says

1 /A 2 state solution alongside Israel is possible

2/ It rejects the allegation of "death to all Jews ",saying its fight is against Zionist expansionism.

Hamas was elected by people in Gaza, but elections were held a number of years ago and 50% of Gaza's present population were not alive or too young to vote at that time.

Hamas support is stronger since the war and the destruction , than before Oct 7...so it's Israel who will "reap the whirl wind.

Netanyahu is the obstacle and a negotiated cease fire is the way to ease the suffering of Gaza....who I see...are NOT GOING ANYWHERE !!!

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With impunity in their back pockets Biden and other leaders in the Western block need not fear extradition to the Hague nor any Nuremberg knot so they will continue their callous support for Netanyahu's sadistic, genocidal destruction of a people and their ghetto-like society. Invidious comparisons with other genocides are sadly unavoidable.

a complete misrepresentation of reality.

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With impunity in their back pockets Biden and other leaders in the Western block need not fear extradition to the Hague nor any Nuremberg knot so they will continue their callous support for Netanyahu's sadistic, genocidal destruction of a people and their ghetto-like society. Invidious comparisons with other genocides are sadly unavoidable.

Because the Western "block" is on the right side of justice. Very simple. There is no room in the world for terrorism or antisemitism.

Interesting how the antisemites get all riled up when Israel stands up to them.

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NB: sadly too many Palestinians aren't interested in a 2 state solution. They perfer a one state solution- theirs, with Israel being destroyed. "From the river to the sea", remember? How is Israel supposed to negotiate with people like that?

Again, it seems like the so-called "genocide" is quite slow motion. Even if we believe the inflated and inaccurate numbers provided by Hamas, less than 30,000 Gazans have been killed in more than 4 months of intense fighting. That is a remarkably low number, and also represents less than 2% of the population. Some genocide...

As for the ghetto-like society, perhaps for some. But the leaders of Hamas and the PA live in luxury, having reaped billions in illicit gains. Not to mention, Gaza was far from a 'camp' before this attack. It was thriving, vibrant, there were 3 star hotels and restaurants (just check TripAdvisor), hardly a refugee camp as most people imagine.

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Netanyahu has a 15% poll support for him to continue as PM.

Thats not good

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30,000 deaths is NOT a "remarkably low number "

Its a fake number.

Must be hot in the bubble with the other shills....and summer is coming !

Again. SOMEONE hasn't given me my shill money. Where do I go to get it??

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Netanyahu has a 15% poll support for him to continue as PM.

Thats not good

https://www.jns.org/netanyahu-right-wing-coalition-pull-ahead-in-poll/

Is this better?

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Joe is going to block yet another ceasefire. Michigan voters, young voters and minority voters take note and join the #AbandonBiden coalition.

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