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Posted in: Airstrike kills 27 in central Gaza and fighting rages as Israel's leaders are increasingly divided See in context

Desert Tortoise you are 100% correct.

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Posted in: Wars are raging around the world, so why are young people so passionate about Gaza? See in context

gaijintraveller

Excellent post! Agree with everything you said.

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Posted in: Airstrike kills 27 in central Gaza and fighting rages as Israel's leaders are increasingly divided See in context

These IDF soldiers kill with impunity,why they should held and tried as a group.

absolutely. agree 100%

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Posted in: Biden tells Morehouse graduates he hears their voices of protest over war in Gaza See in context

Biden tells Morehouse graduates he hears their voices of protest over war in Gaza

He hears them. He just doesn't care.

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Posted in: Airstrike kills 27 in central Gaza and fighting rages as Israel's leaders are increasingly divided See in context

Zibala, children are too small to be effective human shields....need a big ,fat person for good coverage.

Oh, BT, those denying Palestine ever existed will be interested to know Golda Meir {Spelling ? } once held a Palestinian Passport.

You can google it....she said so on a Thames TV interview

Well said Mick!

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Show me a quote where Israel said that.

You can't.

Israel saying that They will be headed babies is documented.

Must be tough seeing Syria get continually beat by Israel, eh?

Must be hard seeing Israel continually beat by Hamas and Hezbollah

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Even officials in the Biden Admin are calling it a genocide

They can call it whatever they want, they’re free to be just as wrong as you are

I'll take their word over yours any day.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Then why are the places they’ve told people to evacuate to bombed less than the areas they were told to evacuate from? You can’t answer so you’ll dodge this question like my other one

Bombed less?? they were still bombed. Stupid question. next

You posted an article claiming 55% of Gaza is destroyed. If Israel was trying to genocide them, why isn’t more of Gaza destroyed? 35,000 people were expected to have been killed in 3 days T Dresden. You’re telling me that Israel has only killed 35,000 people in 7 months while intentionally trying to kill every Palestinian they can? Again, you don’t live in reality

Many people have already posted links for you showing that Gaza was worse than Dresden. MANY times

Like I said- you don't accept facts when they don't fit your narrative

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

You can cope all you want and keep trying to avoid my question but I’m just going to keep on asking, the third time now: Where does it directly state bombing a safe zone qualifies as genocide? The U.S. attacked a safe zone in Afghanistan in 2015. So in your eyes that was a genocide, correct?

I've already answered this question

So let me get this straight: Israel is intentionally targeting every Palestinian they can, but they’ve only killed 35,000 people in one of the most densely populated areas on earth, issue evacuation orders and allow in any aid. You do realize you’re not operating in any sense of reality, right? None of this makes any sense

that's like saying that hitler didn't commit a holocaust against the Jews because he didn't kill all of them

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

You claimed the word damaged was used only in the headline and that was blatantly false.

I never once claimed “damaged” was only used in the headline. Quote where I said “damaged” was only used in the headline

Sorry. On that you are correct. I meant destroyed

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

No I’m literally reading from your source. If you don’t like the information your own source posts then don’t use it as a reference. If you can’t back up what it’s stating (like you are now) don’t post it

I've backed everything up. YOU just can't handle being called out on your challenges and losing.

Thanks for clearing up that you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Again, you are projecting. You have NO clue what you are talking about and get frustrated when you are shown out for being incompetent

Nobody is being targeted “because they’re Palestinian”.

Yes they are. More proof that YOU don't know what you are talking about.

If that was the case, why hasn’t the entirety of the Al Mawasi beach been targeted?

Wasn't your original claim that it was never targeted? AGAIN shifting the goalposts

Why are they issuing evacuation orders at all?

To send people to areas where they can kill them MORE easily ! DUH!

Why isn’t 100% of Gaza destroyed?

Have you seen what the place looks like? What a dumb question .

Your conspiracy theory doesn’t align with the reality on the ground at all

Even officials in the Biden Admin are calling it a genocide

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

im still waiting for you to exact quote where it states bombing a safe zone qualifies as genocide. You can keep trying to dodge answering all you want I’ll just keep asking

Here is the official definition of genocide

In 1948, the United Nations Genocide Convention defined genocide as any of five "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group". These five acts were: killing members of the group, causing them serious bodily or mental harm, imposing living conditions intended to destroy the group, preventing births, and forcibly transferring children out of the group. Victims are targeted because of their real or perceived membership of a group, not randomly

Pay attention to the last sentence.

Victims are targeted because of their real or perceived membership of a group, not randomly

This is EXACTLY what Israel does when it tells people to go to a safe zone and then bombs them. Its the very definition of genocide spelled out for you- although I'm sure you won't accept facts under your nose

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

It literally only mentions the word “destroyed” once and the entire methodological note never once states they assessed the current conflict using “destroyed” as a criteria. The methodology only uses the phrase “damaged”

Again, changing the goalposts once again. Your claim was

No, the headline does. When you actually read it it says “damaged”.

You claimed the word damaged was used only in the headline and that was blatantly false.

Everything you accuse others of are things you actually do yourself

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Posted in: Japan passes revised law allowing joint child custody for divorced parents for first time See in context

I have to agree with most here that it is a step in a good direction.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

No it isn’t. I’ve literally brought up multiple points why it isn’t a genocide that you haven’t refuted, even going so far as to make up what constitutes a genocide

I didn't make it up. And the fact that you don't even know that shows you are not even up to the debate since you can't even recognize the definition of genocide.

And yes I've debunked everything you've said AND provided links. You just can't stand that.

Yes, links that I’ve poked holes in or proven wrong.

You've got that backwards.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

No, the headline does.

No it doesn't. the headline is Assessment of physical damage caused to buildings by the war on Gaza: October 2023 – April 2024 [EN/AR]

When you actually read it it says “damaged”.

N it doensn't. the second sentence of the article says Since 7 October 2023, more than 50 per cent of all the structures in the Gaza Strip have been destroyed; 

If he gave an exact breakdown why can’t you tell me how much it was in an actual measurable amount of tonnage instead of some non-unit like “trucks”?

Because that's how UNRWA measures it. That's how the spokesman framed it

Come on, it should be easy shouldn’t it?

Well you go and volunteer and then come back and tell us how easy it is.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Nothing in the Genocide convention you literally posted above states that at all

yes it does

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Nothing was debunked. You haven’t been able to give a single lick of evidence to your claim that there’s a genocide happening. You’re entire argument boils down to “it’s a genocide because I don’t like it”

Your entire argument is that its not a genocide cause I like Israel. And yes I've debunked everything you've said AND provided links. You just can't stand that. IF SO, as I've said to you before on your other account, stop asking for links if you are not going to accept them

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Thats a very cute headline but when you actually read the assessment they don’t differentiate at all between “destroyed” or “damaged”

“The collaboration helped provide a better understanding of the different methodologies, integrate the data from different sources, and obtain more consistent, reliable and detailed information on the physical damage incurred by the different structures, to differentiate between buildings, housing units and structures. The collaboration improved the accuracy of the estimations related to the extent of the damage incurred by buildings and the types of buildings damaged in the administrative districts of Gaza, to provide reliable and timely data on the social and economic repercussions of the war, post-war recovery and needs assessment for the State of Palestine.”

The source says destroyed. Again, you are throwing a tantrum after being presented with facts you don't like.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

If you can’t answer that’s fine, it’s okay to be wrong.

I gave you one

No you didn’t. You gave me a source with someone stating an unspecific amount of aid isn’t being let in. All I’m asking is for something measurable, not a weird measurement like “trucks”

Such bs. Lets dissect this:

Someone- the spokesman for the main aid agency in Gaza is not just someone.

stating an unspecific amount of aid isn’t being let in. All I’m asking is for something measurable, not a weird measurement like “trucks”

Unspecific and unmeasurable? the man gave a complete breakdown of what was needed. again you choose to ignore the facts.

yes. 

Cool I’m glad you agree

I don't

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Also you almost had me. It looks like the article you posted is from March 14th, the one I posted from Reuters is from March 21st. So I was right about your data being more outdated than mine

Really? is that how silly your argument has become? Ok. Look above. I post one from April. So my info is more updated than yours.

Oh I've proven it just fine.

Not at all

Again, you want to throw the toys out of the pram cause all your claims have been debunked. Sorry, but that's what it is

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

No it isn’t. There isn’t any part of the genocide convention that lists “bombing a safe zone” as an act of genocide. You’re factually wrong.

Yes there is.

In 1948, the United Nations Genocide Convention defined genocide as any of five "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group". These five acts were: killing members of the group, causing them serious bodily or mental harm, imposing living conditions intended to destroy the group, preventing births, and forcibly transferring children out of the group. Victims are targeted because of their real or perceived membership of a group, not randomly

The targeting of civilians in safe zone is therefore genocide. You are 100% wrong

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Israel's airstrikes and bombardment of Gaza from 7 October 2023 through 9 March 2024 have resulted in the destruction or damage of an estimated 157,200 buildings -- a whopping 55 percent of all buildings in the strip.”

or damage

Your link doesn’t disprove anything I said. That 55% is including damaged buildings, not purely destroyed. I don’t know how your article qualifies “damaged” but I have seen other research include things as minor as broken windows into the “damaged” category. Again, this isn’t helping your case that it’s a “genocide”

How about this?

Since 7 October 2023, more than 50 per cent of all the structures in the Gaza Strip have been destroyed;

Assessment of physical damage caused to buildings by the war on Gaza: October 2023 – April 2024 [EN/AR] - occupied Palestinian territory | ReliefWeb

And THIS article is from April. So even more recent than March. There you go.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

It’s not a measure of anything. How big are the trucks? How much aid are they carrying? It’s not a real, measurable number.

When the spokesman for Unrwa says its not enough, I'll believe him over you. Plus your complaint was

 I haven’t found any source stating they aren’t letting in a required amount of aid

I gave you one

Al Mawasi? It isn’t at all. There are hundreds of thousands of people there and you said there was what, 1 strike? 

yes. But what YOU said was

Al Mawasi is a humanitarian zone that Israel refuses to bomb

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

I don’t know how your article qualifies “damaged” but I have seen other research include things as minor as broken windows into the “damaged” category.

Really? Where?

Again, this isn’t helping your case that it’s a “genocide”

Oh I've proven it just fine.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Doesn't matter. It was designated a safe zone and it was bombed.

It 100% matters when your argument is that what Israel is doing is a genocide.

No it doesn't. If you bomb a safe zone that you indicated was safe that's a genocide

To a much lesser extent than the places they deemed not safe and issued evacuation orders for, which makes no sense if they’re trying to commit a genocide

It makes perfect sense if you are committing a genocide to tell civilians to go there and then bomb them.

Israel's airstrikes and bombardment of Gaza from 7 October 2023 through 9 March 2024 have resulted in the destruction or damage of an estimated 157,200 buildings -- a whopping 55 percent of all buildings in the strip.”

or damage

Your link doesn’t disprove anything I said.

Sure it does. but if you want to ignore the facts, that's on you.

That 55% is including damaged buildings, not purely destroyed. I don’t know how your article qualifies “damaged” but I have seen other research include things as minor as broken windows into the “damaged” category. Again, this isn’t helping your case that it’s a “genocide”

and how do you define damage? Just because the buildings haven't been razed to the ground doesn't mean they haven't been destroyed.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

I guess if people rely on the terrorist organization Hamas Health Ministry for information they will believe another Arab "media" source like Ahram Online.

Better than believing Israeli propaganda BS about 40 beheaded babies.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

So how does one strike prove a genocide?

Its not just one strike. Its when they strike areas repeatedly designated by them as safe zones its a genocide.

Wouldn’t the entire area be leveled if they were trying to genocide them?

It pretty much is.

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

Trucks” isn’t a measurable amount of aid.

Sure it is. That's how its measured.

If 500 trucks carrying 1 banana each came through would that satisfy you? What is the necessary amount in tonnage?

When Jonathan Fowler, a spokesperson for UNRWA, the U.N. agency that aids Palestinians says that the aid is not enough you should listen.  BUT If you want to close your eyes and ignore facts that’s fine with me

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Posted in: Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as aid starts to roll off U.S.-built pier See in context

They bombed it significantly less than the other areas where the majority of the conflict was happening.

Doesn't matter. It was designated a safe zone and it was bombed.

Prior to their major assault on Rafah they issued an evacuation order didn’t they?

And bombed all the areas they said were safe.

Here’s a question: prior to the nuclear bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima the U.S. dropped leaflets telling people of those cities to evacuate. Does that then make it a war crime to bomb other areas of Japan during the war?

I'm not going to comment on that as it is a completely different topic.

This article is from January. The article from Reuters stating only 35% have been destroyed is from March. That information was wrong

Read the SECOND link I posted. Its ALSO from March. I'll post it again. I've posted 2 different sources saying that over half were bombed. So your info is wrong. Not mine.

Israel's airstrikes and bombardment of Gaza from 7 October 2023 through 9 March 2024 have resulted in the destruction or damage of an estimated 157,200 buildings -- a whopping 55 percent of all buildings in the strip.

Infograph: Israel destroyed or damaged 55 percent of buildings in Gaza as of 9 March 2024 - War on Gaza - War on Gaza - Ahram Online

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