Joe Scarborough Tries to Play the Humanity Card – Epic Fail

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: What Joe failed to say: the obvious – Israel is a terrorist state.

It is a violation of international law to destroy civilian infrastructure and lives if there is no concrete military advantage in doing so. “Israel is repeatedly and flagrantly violating the law of armed conflict,” a group of international legal scholars said in a statement released this week. “Most of the recent heavy bombings in Gaza lack an acceptable military justification and, instead, appear to be designed to terrorize the civilian population.” AlterNet

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Israeli apologist Joe Scarborough has offered up a sort of olive branch to the suffering women and children in Gaza in an obvious effort to milk that pro-Palestine and pro-humanity dollar. That’s big market these days I suppose. But hidden in the nuance of his outburst lies an even more depraved indifference to their suffering than folks like Hannity and Clinton can muster.

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Palestinian Boy in Gaza with Homemade Flak Jacket

Perhaps the most striking image I have seen since this genocidal operation began and I have seen way more than I care to mention. I don’t know why, but it is the simplest and most moving.

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IMEMC Identifies 1151 of the 1359 Palestinians Killed So Far by IDF (VOG lists 315 Children)

” Among those killed, at least 315 were aged 18 or younger.. ”

This site, ‘Beyond Numbers’, has pictures of many of these victims.

The IMEMC (International Middle East Media Center) has compiled a list of the names of the Palestinians killed so far by Israel’s IDF during Operation Protective Edge. You will recall I linked to a U.N. report from Friday which showed that 77% of the fatalities in Gaza were civilians. That number was based on a death toll at the time which stood at 114. It would appear, looking at the names of the fallen since then that the 77% number, though exceedingly high for collateral damage in a war-zone, is low.

It is also important to remember that according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, prior to Israel launching Operation Protective Edge, in 2014 the conflict between Israel and Palestine had produced 4 Israeli victims compared to 50 Palestinians and that the 4 Israel victims include the 3 young university students who were probably killed by someone other than Hamas.

18 members of the al-Batsh family were killed in Khan Younis. The entire al-Hajj family was exterminated in the same city on Thursday.

Listed below are the names of the fallen as compiled by the IMEMC.

Previously I have been reporting the lists of names as compiled by Victims of Gaza. They list 1,375 victims thus far; 315 children).

IDENTIFIED by IMEMC: (176) are 16 or younger in red ; (94) are 50 or older in blue      –      (103 killed yesterday)

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US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza school

from RT

No sooner than the White House condemned the shelling of a United Nations-operated school in Gaza on Wednesday did news break that the Pentagon will supply the Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city.

That afternoon, CNN reported that the United States military will be honoring a request from Israel for assistance in the midst of their weeks-long campaign against militants from Hamas residing in Gaza City.

According to the network, Pentagon officials have confirmed that the US will honor a request from Israel for several types of ammunition, including 120mm mortar rounds and 40mm ammunition for grenade launchers. The exchange will not be an emergency sale, the unnamed officials said, and is coming from a stockpile of weapons maintained by the US in Israel worth more than $1 billion.

Only moments beforehand, however, the White House officially spoke out against an attack attributed to the IDF from earlier that day on an UN Relief and Works Agency school in Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp.

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Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement

from RT

Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded.

Canceling the 1972 agreement which allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” the country’s President Evo Morales announced.

Morales explained that Operation Protective edge clearly shows that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”

The announcement came after a cabinet meeting of the government of Evo Morales which decided that; “The Bolivian state and people have made a firm decision to terminate the agreement on visas to Israel, from August 17, 1972, signed under a regime of dictatorship in Bolivia and that allowed Israeli citizens to enter Bolivia freely without even entry visa.”

Earlier in July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”

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A Likudniks Pathetic Hasbara “Stand With Israel” Pep-Rally in New York (video)

by Scott Creighton

“Israel is the most moral army in the history of civilization” Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner

An Israeli propagandist,President of the NY Board of rabbis, at a Stand for Israel rally in New York said that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are not civilians and therefore deserve to be killed by the IDF.

He tossed out every cliched Hasbara talking point he could think of including “human shields”, the 3 dead Israeli youths (not killed by Hamas)and  Gaza hospitals storing WMD. It was a truly pathetic effort on his part yet each bit sound bite talking point received a hearty “whoo oo!” from the duel citizens and other Likudniks amassed in the Big Apple.

Curiously he also invoked a couple of psyops while he was at it wondering where were: 1. the outcries were for the thousands being killed by Assad in Syria, 2. the calls for action against “ISIS” in Iraq and 3. the squeals of the leftist in support of the missing girls taken by Boko Haram. I suppose your propaganda is judged by the company it keeps.

(video of the Stand with Israel speech after the break)

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Before and after satellite images reveal extent of destruction in Gaza

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