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At least 39 people killed in Israeli strikes across northern Gaza, officials say

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Israel off the leash now and showing the world how it conducts war.

Brutal, malicious intent, no thought of non combatants.

I hope the time comes when having Israel as an ally in the ME will no longer be necessary for the US .

Wake up world....we are witnessing a genocide.

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It is time for concerted action against Israel!

UN condemnation of its actions should lead to sanctions on Israel to pressure it to stop the killing!

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Occupier really hate medical professional, those professional just keep decreasing in number. Occupier does everything necessary to detain medical professional or even make it gone for good.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/gazan-doctor-being-investigated-by-israels-shin-bet-dies-in-custody/3252902

https://www.palestinechronicle.com/palestinian-doctors-hospitals-and-health-care-workers-are-primary-israeli-military-targets-in-gaza/

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Less medical professional, less people who'll stay alive. That's another indirect tactics by occupier.

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The west created a Frankenstein

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Wake up world....we are witnessing a genocide.

Exactly, many us still wondering why WW2 happened. Simply because people in Europe stay silent when there's fascist regime in rise. Now there's serious issue need to be tackle, however some is quite while some others ensure people that has voice being tone down.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/1/us-house-passes-controversial-bill-that-expands-definition-of-anti-semitism

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Hamas started this whole mess, totally. Hamas is a rotten fanatical terrorist group, absolute scum and crumbums. Yet that ain't enough for the maniac Nutty Yahoo; he has made it an excuse to kill everybody he can in Gaza because he wants his fellow Israelis to be diverted from his crimes and unite against the Gazans. And he wants all of Gaza to himself, all of it! He don't give a damn who dies from it all, he don't give a damn even if Israelis are at risk. He sure didn't when he launched those missile wars during the past few years!

Look at those pictures, a 12-year-old boy, dead. He could've been an astronaut, he could've been a doctor who cures cancer, he could've been a Nobel Prize winning peacemaker (like the Israeli PM Yehudi Rabin (sp?) who was murdered by a Jewish fanatic in the terrorist club Kach in the 90s).

Guess we'll never know now. He won't get to truly fall in love, graduate high school, get a career.

This is sad and tragic to both sides of this sick war. No matter what flag covers the body, Palestinian or Israeli; whether the funeral is Islamic or Jewish - it's all the same. Those people are all united, in defeat - and death.

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Off centre thoughts but...if the Saudis' said to the west and US, "no more oil unless you stop funding Israel's endless wars ", OR if alternative energy means the ME oil countries reduce in importance meaning US and west dont need an "ally" like Israel in the area...

Maybe some change.

Israel doesnt want to be "another country in the region "

It wants to be the "preeminent country "in the region .

What "chutzpah " a country of 10 million with a history of existence less than 80 years.

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GuruMickToday  07:07 am JST

Off centre thoughts but...if the Saudis' said to the west and US, "no more oil unless you stop funding Israel's endless wars ",

That did happen in the early 70s. In late 1973 OPEC (along with the Saudis) did just that. I was in the 2nd grade and my teacher asked me to pronounce what she had just written on the blackboard. I said, 'Ener-gee chris-sez'. Of course I mispronounced the phrase 'energy crisis'.

Problem is, as for alternative energy sources nobody in America really gave a damn. Look at all the wars fought for oil in the ME since the Cold War ended. With the exceptions of Libya, Haiti and the Yugoslavia wars (Somalia?) the real basic reasons have been oil oil oil oil OIL. If that isn't enough, the stupid 2003 - 2011 Iraq War was first titled 'Operation Iraqi Liberty' = OIL. D'oh!

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@starpunk

Here we go again, you make it as if everything being started from October 7th. People just don't wake up in one morning, being angry and do something like October 7th. There's must be reason behind it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Palestinian_expulsion_and_flight

https://press.un.org/en/2024/gapal1467.doc.htm

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Again the obligatory inclusion of rise repeat of this by western media

The Israel-Hamas war erupted on Oct. 7. when Hamas militants who stormed southern Israel killed about 1,200 people and took some 250 others hostage

It would be nice if the did the same for all the UN resolution violations by Israel now 28 and climbing.

The UN reports that basically show Israel lied about UNRWA participation, the latest reports like this:

Navi Pillay the head of a UN inquiry: Israel has committed crimes against humanity, forced starvation, extermination, murder, and inhuman and cruel treatment of Palestinians.

> “We found that Israeli forces committed sexual and gender-based violence with the intent to humiliate and further subordinate the Palestinian community. Palestinian women were targeted and subjected to sexual violence and harassment online and in person.

> “Men and boys experienced specific persecutory acts, including sexual and gender-based violence amounting to torture and inhuman and cruel treatment.”

The UN and every human rights groups reports on illegal abductions by Israel from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem of tens of thousands of Palestinians including children, intellectuals, teachers and lawyers that dare inquire about these people, etc...and their unlimited detention in blackhole prisons which includes torture and all of that was going on for decades long before October 7th!

But don't hold your breath, western MSM is going to repeat October 7th in every article but drop all the long list of Israeli violations and atrocities and only report on the latest but of course they will include the obligatory

Israel said Saturday that it was investigating

And

Israel denies Blah blah blah blah blah.

Now if the western news would reports each killing of Palestinians by West Bank settlers along with the killing of Israelis by Palestinians that would be interesting, because it would be somewhere between 2 to one and 10 to 1 with Palestinian death being the much higher number.

For over 2 decades the number of Palestinian civilians killed by IDF and settlers has been more than 15 times higher than Israeli civilians killed over 6000 by IDF and 1,000 by settlers not counting 2023 where settlers killed nearly 1,000 Palestinian civilians! Oh Israel's own number of Israeli civilians killed by Palestinians since 2003 is 350 to 380.

Now AP, AFP, Reuters start putting these facts into every single article on this event!

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starpunk

Today 07:07 am JST

Hamas started this whole mess, totally.

It did and it didn't!

Israel has been killing Palestinians civilians for decades over 6000 between 2009 and October 7th 2023 (under 350 Israeli killed in the same period).

Israel was regularly kidnapping Palestinians from all areas the West Bank, Gaza this includes women, children intellectuals teachers and even lawyer trying to find out what happened to those abducted.

Israel keeps these people without charges or trial and tortures them.

And all this is in a yearly report by the UN and part of the 28 resolutions against Israel!

So who really started this?

Hamas is a rotten fanatical terrorist group

100% agree but then so is Israel!

It has conducted bombings, killings, assassinations, in other countries no different than any other terrorist group.

I irony is that the Palestinians got their tactics from the actions of the founding fathers of Israel people like:

Menachem Begin: became Israel's 6th PM

Yitzhak Shamir:became Israel's 7th PM

Uri Avnery: Became a member of the Knesset.

Nathan Yellin-Mor: served in the Knesset after he planned the assignation of "Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne the British minister of state in the Middle East"

Mordechai Olmert: another Knesset membre.

All wanted terrorist and plenty more

Interesting how Israel condemns terrorism but it had no problem electing a whole bunch of terrorists as leaders of their country!

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Hamas must also be included in the condemnation for all the innocent people being killed in this brutal war. They knew all this will happen when they started their terrorist attack, but they just didn't care. They must release unharmed all the hostages they took before starting any peace negotiations.

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This is all 100% on Hamas. They attacked innocents. They put their own people, many of whom are innocents, in harm's way as human shields. This can end tomorrow if Hamas releases all hostages and makes a complete, unconditional surrender. Israel has every right to protect its citizens and its nation. Might doesn't make right, but Right dies make Might, and Israel is in the right and will use its might to make things right.

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Doubling down on war crimes the "most cowardly army in the world" has been on display daily for the last 9 months burnishing its reputation for sadistic brutality to take its place in history alongside that other unmentionable notorious organization that specialized in killing civilians.

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Israel said Saturday that its fighter jets struck two Hamas military sites in the Gaza City area but did not elaborate further.

More successful, precise strikes by the IDF against the terrorist occupiers who infest Gaza and need to be eliminated.

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Gaza Children never forget, Nor Forgive, think abut that for a while Bibi.

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zibala

Today 10:01 am JST

Israel said Saturday that its fighter jets struck two Hamas military sites in the Gaza City area but did not elaborate further.

> More successful, precise strikes by the IDF against the terrorist occupiers who infest Gaza and need to be eliminated

Israel also said the October 7th babies thing which was a lie even the Whitehouse had to admit that it wasn't true.

Israel also said UNRWA was involved in October 7th, which a UN investigation found again wasn't true as Israel couldn't provide the supposed evidence it had.

Funny when pressed to provide facts and evidence, Israel unusually can't.

The same for the supposed tunnels under the hospital, no facts or proof only the standard service tunnels AKA basement!

Seems Israel has a problem telling the truth!

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YeahRight

Today 09:34 am JST

This is all 100% on Hamas. They attacked innocents. They put their own people, many of whom are innocents, in harm's way as human shields. This can end tomorrow if Hamas releases all hostages and makes a complete, unconditional surrender. Israel has every right to protect its citizens and its nation. Might doesn't make right, but Right dies make Might, and Israel is in the right and will use its might to make things right

OK as soon as Israel does the same!

Israel according to the UN is holding well over 6,000 men women and children in blackhole prisons without charges or trial and tortures them.

This is not after October 7th but for over 2 decades with more being Taken by force from Gaza the West Bank and East Jerusalem and many are never seen again.

Even lawyer that dare inquire end up in the same blackhole prisons.

Israel has killed over 6,000 Palestinians since 2009 and settlers have killed another 1,000 with any fear of consequences because Israel encourages them to take more territory in the West Bank.

So lets make a deal!

Israel will comply with all 28 resolutions against it, it will comply with the Palestinian Israeli accord and remove the 140 extra illegal settlements, it will return the Golan heights to Syria as is international law.

It will comply with letting the Palestinians have their autonomy as per their agreements.

After all that, I'm sure that Hamas will be willing to give up the hostages, how about it?

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Israel also said the October 7th babies thing which was a lie even the Whitehouse had to admit that it wasn't true.

Wrong. The White House didn't say it was a lie. It only said Biden hadn't seen the photos, which many others did. So, in your antisemitic tirade to try and support genocidal-bent terrorists you have confused the reality with your distorted views.

*Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for the Israel Defence Forces, said: *“We got very, very disturbing reports that came from the ground that there were babies that had been beheaded. 

“And I admit it took us some time to really understand and to verify that report and it was hard to believe that even Hamas could perform such a barbaric act.

*“But after eyewitnesses came forward, and after a senior official in the Israeli coronary service Zaka came forward on record on CBS News and said ‘yes, I saw the bodies of beheaded babies’, I think we can now say with relative confidence that this is unfortunately what happened in Be’eri. This is what Hamas did to Israeli citizens.”*

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/10/12/photo-baby-dead-hamas-israel-palestine-blinken/

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how many hostages killed by Hamas and how many of them still in captivity?

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