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Friday Bloody Friday

Murder, mass murder, is nothing new for the Israeli Defence Force, sickeningly dubbed “the most moral army in the world” by former British Army Colonel, Richard Kemp. One would imagine this description would be difficult to reconcile with yesterday’s slaughter. Fortunately, the combined forces of the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Board of Deputies of British Jews were on hand to render assistance to the IDF.

The BBC tweeted and ran headlines on its website that spoke of “clashes” and “deadly protests.” As if the massacre of unarmed civilians clad in jeans, t-shirts, trainers and flags by soldiers of one of the most heavily-armed and well-equipped militias in the world was a spat amongst equals; as if the blame and responsibility were to be equally distributed between the two sides. As the BBC evidently struggles with accuracy, it’s worth pointing out that the protest wasn’t “deadly”. The protest was peaceful. What was deadly, however, were the sniper bullets and tank shells (yes, really) fired on the protesters. In one instance, into the back of an unarmed and fleeing youth.

The Board of Deputies, shamefully, went even further. In a grotesque and obscene display of victim-blaming, the Board tweeted, “Alarming developments at Gaza border as Hamas once again using its civilians – inc children – as pawns.” Apart from being a lie – Hamas did no such thing – to blame oppressed and subjugated people for provoking the bullets fired by their murderers is unconscionable to anyone with aspirations to humanity and decency. Still, from an organisation that fawned and gushed over arch racist Donald Trump, decency would be an unrealistic expectation.

The Board’s Twitter feed was soon filled with outraged Tweets from those it claims to represent.  This, from @msjenifferjames, was typical: “Repulsive comment. How dare you blame unarmed, peacefully-protesting Arabs for their own deaths by Israeli gunfire? On their own land. You do not and will never speak for me or thousands of other Jewish people. You are disgusting.”

Were all this not sufficiently appalling, a now deleted Tweet by the IDF implies that these murders were premeditated, pre-planned and carried out, not as reaction to Palestinian ‘violence’, but as a proactive military operation.

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Now is the time to underline some unshakeable truths. The residents, or rather prisoners, of the Gaza strip are waging a life and death struggle that transcends even national liberation; they are concerned with simply survival. In such a case there is no ‘plague on both your houses’ option available. There is no moral equivalency between a mighty military power invading and then subjugating a poverty-stricken and oppressed people. People who are desperately fighting for their lives and the very existence of the miserable 32-mile strip of open-air prison they call home. There is no quandary, no grey area and no ambiguity; Israel is the aggressor. The Palestinians are the victims. We should unconditionally, unquestioningly and unequivocally support their resistance and right to defend themselves in any way they see fit. Rockets into Israel are the legitimate and just resistance of a desperate people.

Palestinian violence is not terrorism. Israel illegally occupies Palestinian land and visits human rights abuses and war crimes upon the Palestinian people. Any violence by any Palestinian body or person, is justified and permitted under international law. It is not terrorism; it is resistance to an invader.

There is the violence of the oppressor – Israel – and there is the violence of the oppressed; the Palestinians. The former is immoral, illegitimate and illegal while the latter is not only moral and legitimate but unavoidable and necessary. Self-defence is never an offence.

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Je Suis Muslim!

hasan's picPhoto by Hasan Hamid.

David Cameron has turned up the heat in the West’s near quarter-century ideological offensive against Muslims.

The Independent reports today that there are to be tougher measures aimed at those Muslims who “…fail to oppose Islamist extremism.” The paper quotes the Prime Minister thus: “People who say, ‘Well, of course I don’t support terrorism. But a caliphate is that such a bad idea?’ Or people who say, ‘Do you know what? Christians and Muslims, we can’t really live together. And suicide bombing [is] alright in Israel, even if it’s not alright in America. “These are unacceptable views. We’ve got to call them out and confront them,” said Mr Cameron. “We’ve got to defeat the narrative of extremism, even when it’s not connected to the violence.”

Of course, the reader will search in vain for similar measures aimed at other faith groups or religions. Demands for white Christian communities to condemn Anders Breivik’s mass-murdering rampage on Utøya were not so much thin on the ground as entirely absent. Indeed, we could reasonably say that Breivik was a direct result of the West’s campaign of politicised Islamophobia. It would be perfectly fair to say, in fact, that Breivik had become’ radicalised.’

It is now a cliché that any acts of violence by individual Muslims or groups of Muslims are automatically designated acts of ‘terrorism.’ Equally, any lynchings, shootings – or fire-bombing of churches favoured by black people by white extremists – are never terrorism; the perpetrators are invariably ‘loners’ who are ‘disturbed’ or suffering from other unnamed mental illnesses. Ditto the white teenagers who shoot up US schools and slaughter children on a depressingly regular basis.

Similarly, the revelation of a paedophile ring comprising predominantly, or exclusively, Muslim men prompts fevered and hysterical commendations of Muslim ‘culture’ (as if Islam is some sort of homogenised group-mind directing the activities of its 1.6 billion adherents) and media commentators endlessly ponder what it is about ‘their’ culture and traditions that predisposes Muslims to child abuse.

The hypocrisy is sickening. There is now, beyond any reasonable doubt, evidence that an establishment paedophile ring has functioned for decades at the heart of British society, involving high-ranking politicians, entertainers and other VIPS. These would be white non-Muslim men, of course. Jimmy Saville alone probably raped and abused more children than every child-abusing follower of Islam in  the UK combined. And we know that Saville was facilitated by scores of other worthies; establishment pals who knew of his activities. As is well known he was a friend and confidant of and to no less a pillar of the white British establishment than Prince Charles…

We can only await the academics, journalists and politicians launching enquires and studies into what it is about white Western Christian culture that produces a desire to rape kids and, if the disturbing anecdotal evidence is to be believed, kill them.

But Christianity, Western neoliberalism, US imperialism can never be the cause of innocent lives lost. Muslims, on the other hand, are guilty until proven innocent.

Cynical political expediency on behalf of the US and its proxies, especially post-911, is the heart of the tsunami of Islamophobia that continues to sweep Europe and the United States. But at home in the UK it’s easily expedited by the legacy of empire and all that that entailed; invasion, genocide, land and resource-theft on an industrial scale and the racist division between them – brown-skinned savages of a psychopathic bloodthirsty bent – and us – enlightened civilised superior white folks.  Who cares about the historical evidence? Islam’s centuries-old civilisation that gifted the world so much in the fields of science, the arts and philosophy? Instead, Richard Dawkins sneering at the alleged paucity of Muslims with degrees.

It’s the sort of mindset that even allows patrician privileged white men to draw a distinction between the methods that they deploy to massacre people and those utilised by ‘them.’ As evidenced by Cameron who, in the same article, referenced “suicide bombs in Israel.” Suicide bombs, clearly, are the sort of despicable tactic beloved of evil Islamic basket-cases while, as anyone knows, a decent white chap will at least have the courtesy of launching napalm, missiles and white phosphorous onto children from the comparative safety of 40,000 feet.

It’s tempting to finish an article like this with the expected condemnation of IS/ISIS/ISIL, call it what you will (although this writer prefers the term Daesh), and to draw a distinction between them and the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims. But that isn’t going to happen. No one should feel compelled to condemn such an outfit; it should be taken as a given.

Instead, let’s offer the PM the best advice for the most effective way of heading off the ‘radicalisation’ of Britain’s Muslims; stop the bombing and invasion of Muslim lands. Stop arming Israel and, instead, condemn the continuing Zionist apartheid and slaughter of the Palestinians.

In the current climate we should all stand up and declare: Je Suis Muslim!

Children of Gaza: Gone But Not Forgotten

GAZAPIC2Yesterday, my branch (Nottingham) of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a commemorative vigil for the child victims of Israel’s murder-spree on the Gaza strip, last summer.

All too often those who die in conflicts around the world are reduced to numbers. Stripped of their identities and recalled simply, if they are recalled at all by anyone outside their families, as a faceless statistic.

We couldn’t let that happen. Instead, our members read out the names and ages of all the five hundred-plus children slaughtered as Israel piled war crime upon war crime when it bombed the most densely-populated land mass on earth.

Please take a few minutes to read the list and reflect. Imagine that one of these children was your child. When you’ve done that, don’t stand idly by. Join us and help bring an end to the oppression and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Apply here or get in touch with your nearest branch.

 NAME AGE M/F  DISTRICT  ADDRESS  DATE OF DEATH
Ahmad Nae’l Mahdi 16 M North Gaza Jabalia 08/07/2014
Hussein Yousef Kawari’ 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 08/07/2014
Basil Salem Kawari’ 9 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 08/07/2014
Abdullah Mohammed Kawari’ 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 08/07/2014
Qasim Jabr Kawari’ 11 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 08/07/2014
Seraj Iyad Abdel ‘Al 8 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 08/07/2014
Mohammed Ibrahim Al Masri 14 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 09/07/2014
Aseel Ibrahim Al Masri 15 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 09/07/2014
Yasmin Mohammed Al Mutawaq 3 F North Gaza Jabalia 09/07/2014
Mohammed Mustafa Malaka 2 M Gaza Gaza city 09/07/2014
Ameer Iyad Areef 12 M Gaza Gaza city 09/07/2014
Mohammed Iyad Areef 10 M Gaza Gaza city 09/07/2014
Nidal Khalaf Al Nawasra 4 M Middle Al Maghazi 09/07/2014
Mohammed Khalaf Al Nawasra 2 M Middle Al Maghazi 09/07/2014
Raneem Jawdat Abdel Ghafoor 1 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 09/07/2014
Sulaiman Saleem Al Astal 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 09/07/2014
Musa Mohammed Al Astal 15 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 09/07/2014
Meryam Atiyyeh Al ‘Arja 9 F Rafah Rafah 09/07/2014
Abdullah Ramadan Abu Ghazal 4 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 10/07/2014
Abdel Rahman Bassam Khattab 6 M Middle Deir Al Balah 10/07/2014
Saad Mahmoud Al Haj 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 10/07/2014
Fatima Mahmoud Al Haj 14 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 10/07/2014
Ismail Hasan Abu Jame’ 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 10/07/2014
Saher Salman Abu Namous 2 M North Gaza Jabalia 11/07/2014
Anas Yousef Qandeel 17 M North Gaza Jabalia 11/07/2014
Nour Marwan Al Najdi 10 F Rafah Rafah 11/07/2014
Safa Mustafa Malaka 6 F Gaza Gaza city 12/07/2014
Anas Alaa’ Al Batsh 7 M Gaza Gaza city 12/07/2014
Manar Majid Al Batsh 13 F Gaza Gaza city 12/07/2014
Marwa Majid Al Batsh 7 F Gaza Gaza city 12/07/2014
Amal Bahaa’ Al Batsh 1.5 F Gaza Gaza city 12/07/2014
Qusai Issam Al Batsh 12 M Gaza Gaza city 12/07/2014
Mohammed Issam Al Batsh 17 M Gaza Gaza city 12/07/2014
Hossam Ibrahim An-Najjar 15 M North Gaza Jabalia 13/07/2014
Mu’ayyad Khalid Al A’raj 2.5 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 13/07/2014
Ziyad Maher An Najjar 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 14/07/2014
Sara Jehad Sheikh Al Eid 4 F Rafah Rafah 14/07/2014
Hamza Ra’ed Thary 5 M North Gaza Bait Lahiya 16/07/2014
Ahed Attaf Bakr 10 M Gaza Gaza city 16/07/2014
Zakariya ‘Ahed Bakr 10 M Gaza Gaza city 16/07/2014
Mohammed Ramiz Bakr 11 M Gaza Gaza city 16/07/2014
Ismail Mohammed Bakr 10 M Gaza Gaza city 16/07/2014
Ibrahim Ramadan Abu Daqqa 10 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 16/07/2014
Yasmeen Mahmoud Al Astal 5 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 16/07/2014
Hosam Mahmoud Al Astal 8 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 16/07/2014
Afnan Wesam Shuheebar 8 F Gaza Gaza City 17/07/2014
Jehad Issam Shuheebar 11 M Gaza Gaza City 17/07/2014
Waseem Issam Shuheebar 8 M Gaza Gaza City 17/07/2014
Mohammed Ibrahim Intaiz 13 M Gaza Gaza city 17/07/2014
Mohammed Salem Intaiz 13 M Gaza Gaza city 17/07/2014
Yamin Riyad Al Hamidi 4 M Middle Deir Al Balah 17/07/2014
Rahaf Khalil Al Jbour 4 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 17/07/2014
Mohammed Ismail Abu Msallam 15 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 18/07/2014
Walaa’ Ismail Abu Msallam 14 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 18/07/2014
Ahmad Ismail Abu Msallam 11 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 18/07/2014
Mousa Abdel Rahman Abu Jarad 8 months M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 18/07/2014
Haniya Abdel Rahman Abu Jarad 2 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 18/07/2014
Sameeh Na’eem Abu Jarad 1.5 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 18/07/2014
Ahlam Mosa Abu Jarad 17 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 18/07/2014
Samar Na’eem Abu Jarad 14 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 18/07/2014
Qasim Hamed Ulwan 4 M Gaza Gaza city 18/07/2014
Emad Hamed Ulwan 7 M Gaza Gaza city 18/07/2014
Rezeq Ahmad Al Hayik 1.5 M Gaza Gaza city 18/07/2014
Sara Mohammed Bostan 10 F Gaza Gaza city 18/07/2014
Abdallah Jamal Al Smeeri 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 18/07/2014
Amjad Salim Shaath 15 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 18/07/2014
Faris Jom’a Al Tarabeen 3 months M Rafah Rafah 18/07/2014
Omar Eed Al Mahmoum 17 M Rafah Rafah 18/07/2014
Seham Ahmad Zourob 11 F Rafah Rafah 18/07/2014
Mohammed Ziyad Al Rahl 5 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 19/07/2014
Mohammed Rafeeq Al Rahl 17 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 19/07/2014
Omar Jameel Hamouda 10 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 19/07/2014
Nagham Mahmoud Al Zweedi 12 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 19/07/2014
Ru’ya Mahmoud Al Zweedi 6 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 19/07/2014
Waseem Rida Salhiyeh 15 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 19/07/2014
Mohammed Bassam Al Sorri 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 19/07/2014
Mahmoud Anwar Abu Shabab 16 M Rafah Rafah 19/07/2014
Dina Omar Azeez 5 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 20/07/2014
Aya Bahjat Abu Sultan 17 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 20/07/2014
Khalil Usama Al Hayya 5 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Hamza Usama Al Hayya 4 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Amama Usama Al Hayya 6 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Marwa Suleiman Al Sirsawi 12 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Dina Adel Isleem 3 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Heba Hamed Al Shiekh Khalil 14 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Tala Ahmed Al I’tiwi 10 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Dina Rushdi Hamada 16 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Saji Hassan Al Hallaq 4 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Kenan Hasan Al Hallaq 6 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Mohammed Hani Al Hallaq 2 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Ibrahim Khalil Ammar 13 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Iman Khalil Ammar 9 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Asem Khalil Ammar 4 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Rahaf Akram Abu Jom’a 4 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Abdel Rahman Al Iskafi 12 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Marah Shakir Al Jammal 10 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Ahmed Sofyan Al Jammal 9 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Samia Ahmed Al Sheikh Khalil 2 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Shadi Ziyad Isleem 16 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Fadi Ziyad Isleem 10 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Ali Ziyad Isleem 11 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Mohammed Rami Ayyad 3 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Mohammed Ashraf Ayyad 3 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Najiyeh Jehad Al Helou 15 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Maram Ahmed Al Helou 2 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Kareem Ahmed Al Helou 5 months M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Karam Ahmed Al Helou 5 months M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Nirmeen Majid Daher 10 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Othman Raed Al Jammal 11 M Gaza Gaza city 20/07/2014
Ghada Subhi Ayyad 13 F Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Azmi Khalid Badwan 16 M Gaza Gaza City 20/07/2014
Sha’ban Jamil Ziyada 12 F Middle Al Buriej 20/07/2014
Mohammed Ayman Al Sha’ir 6 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Heba Akram Al Sha’ir 7 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Razan Tawfeeq Abu Jame’ 14 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Jawdat Tawfeeq Abu Jame’ 13 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Aya Tawfeeq Abu Jame’ 12 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Haifaa’ Tawfeeq Abu Jame’ 9 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Tawfeeq Tawfeeq Abu Jame’ 4 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Ahmed Tawfeeq Abu Jame’ 8 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Ayyoub Tayseer Abu Jame’ 10 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Nujoud Tayseer Abu Jame’ 6 months F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Fatima Tayseer Abu Jame’ 8 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Rayan Tayseer Abu Jame’ 2 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Rinad Tayseer Abu Jame’ 1.5 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Batoul Bassam Abu Jame’ 4 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Suheila Bassam Abu Jame’ 2 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Bisan Bassam Abu Jame’ 1 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Sajed Yasser Abu Jame’ 7 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Seraj Yasser Abu Jame’ 4 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Sarraa’ Yasser Abu Jame’ 3 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Nour Yasser Abu Jame’ 2 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Hosam Hosam Abu Qeenas 7 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 20/07/2014
Anas Mahmoud Mu’ammar 17 M Rafah Rafah 20/07/2014
Abdallah Yousef Daraji – Al Moghrabi 2 M Rafah Rafah 20/07/2014
Mohammed Rajaa’ Handam 15 M Rafah Rafah 20/07/2014
Yasmin Nayif Al Yazji 4 F North Gaza Jabalia 21/07/2014
Hatem Nayif Al Yazji 3 M North Gaza Jabalia 21/07/2014
Arwa Yasser Al Qassas 4 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Samar Yasser Al Qassas 3 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Israa’ Yasser Al Qassas 7 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Yasmeen Yasser Al Qassas 10 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Nesma Iyad Al Qassas 10 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Lamya Iyad Al Qassas 13 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Yasin Ibrahim Al Kilani 9 M Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Yasser Ibrahim Al Kilani 7 M Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Sawsan Ibrahim Al Kilani 11 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Reem Ibrahim Al Kilani 12 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Ilyas Ibrahim Al Kilani 4 M Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Dana Mohammed Daher 1 F Gaza Gaza City 21/07/2014
Abdallah Abu Hjayyir 16 M Middle Al Nuseirat 21/07/2014
Alaa’ Abdel Majeed Abu Dahrouj 17 M Middle Deir Al Balah 21/07/2014
Othman Salim Bree’im 17 M Middle Wadi Al Salqa 21/07/2014
Fadi Azmi Bree’im 17 M Middle Wadi Al Salqa 21/07/2014
Ghaidaa’ Nabil Siyam 7 F Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Mustafa Nabil Siyam 9 M Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Abdel Rahman Nabil Siyam 6 M Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Dalal Nabil Siyam 9 months F Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Ahmed Ayman Siyam 15 M Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Ameen Ayman Siyam 17 M Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Iyad Mohamemd Sabbah 17 M Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Fatima Ahmad Al Arja 16 F Rafah Rafah 21/07/2014
Mona Rami Ikhriwat 1.5 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 22/07/2014
Shahd Mu’een Qishta 9 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 22/07/2014
Mohammed Ahmad Al Baddi 3 months M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 22/07/2014
Mahmoud Ahmad Al Qassas 10 M Gaza Gaza City 22/07/2014
Abdel Nasser Sa’di Meslih 17 M Gaza Gaza City 22/07/2014
Nour Ra’ed Abu Hwishil 6 M Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 22/07/2014
Obaida Fadel Abu Hwishil 9 M Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 22/07/2014
Ibtihal Ibrahim Al Rmahi 3 F Middle Wadi Al Salqa, Deir Al Balah 22/07/2014
Iman Ibrahim Al Rmahi 15 F Middle Wadi Al Salqa, Deir Al Balah 22/07/2014
Wesam Alaa’ Al Najjar 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 22/07/2014
Mu’een Mohammed Siyam 5 M Rafah Rafah 22/07/2014
Khalaf Atiyeh Abu Snaimeh 16 M Rafah Rafah 22/07/2014
Rabee’ Qasim Abu Ras 9 M North Gaza Um An-Nasser Beit Lahiya 23/07/2014
Salma Rajab Al Radee’ 6 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 23/07/2014
Ayman Adham ElHaj Ahmad 16 M North Gaza Jabalia 23/07/2014
Hazem Na’eem Aqil 15 M Gaza Gaza City 23/07/2014
Rawan Ayman Sweedan 7 F Middle Deir Al Balah 23/07/2014
Jana Rami Al Maqat’a 3 F Middle Deri AL Balah 23/07/2014
Mahmoud Mansour Al Bashiti 7 M Khan Younis Khuza’s, Khan Younis 23/07/2014
Zeinab Safwat Abu Teer 4 F Khan Younis Absan, Khan Younis 23/07/2014
Mohammed Ahmed Abu Shaqra 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 23/07/2014
Adham Ahmad Abu Eeta 4 M North Gaza Jabalia 24/07/2014
Hadi Abdel Hameed Rab El-Nabi 3 M North Gaza Jabalia 24/07/2014
Abdel Rahman Mahmoud Rab El-Nabi 1 M North Gaza Jabalia 24/07/2014
Mohammed Jehad Matar 12 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Amna Jehad Matar 11 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Do’aa Ra’ed Abu Odeh 17 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Meryam Shayboub Al Shinbari 11 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Abed-Rabbo Shayboub Al Shinbari 16 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Ali Shayboub Al Shinbari 9 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Abed-Rabbo Jamal Al Shinbari 17 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Soha Abed-Rabbo Meslih 2 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Mohammed Akram Al Kafarneh 15 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 24/07/2014
Mahmoud Ismail Al Astal 17 M Khan Younis Bani Suheila, Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Nada Tha’ir Al Astal 5 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Ameen Tha’ir Al Astal 4 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Anas Hatim Qdeeh 7 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Mahmoud Sulaiman Al Astal 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Ahmad Mohammed Al Najjar 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Mahmoud Jehad Abdeen 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Nabil Mahmoud Al Astal 13 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 24/07/2014
Ameer Adel Siyam 12 M Rafah Rafah 24/07/2014
Mohammed Ahmad Siyam 7 M Rafah Rafah 24/07/2014
Ibrahim Abdel Rahman Al Sama’neh 17 M North Gaza Jabalia 25/07/2014
Waleed Sa’ad Al Harazeen 8 M Gaza Gaza City 25/07/2014
Abdel Kareem Anwar Al Darazeen 5 M Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 25/07/2014
Mohammed Anwar Al Darazeen 3 M Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 25/07/2014
Nour Mohammed Abu Dbagh 12 M Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 25/07/2014
Ahmad Ramzi Abu Qadous 13 M Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 25/07/2014
Walaa’ Mohammed Al Qabid 15 F Middle Wadi Al Salqa, Deir Al Balah 25/07/2014
Ahmed Mohammed Al Qabid 11 M Middle Wadi Al Salqa, Deir Al Balah 25/07/2014
Ahmed Waleed Sammour 9 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 25/07/2014
Hadi Salah Abu Hasanein 12 M Rafah Rafah 25/07/2014
Abdel Azeez Salah Abu Hasanein 14 M Rafah Rafah 25/07/2014
Do’aa Sami Sa’ada 11 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 26/07/2014
Anwar Abdel Qader Younis 2 M Middle Al Nussierat 26/07/2014
Ameer Hamoudeh Abu Shahla 2 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Islam Hamoudeh Abu Shahla 3 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Ameera Hamoudeh Abu Shahla 1 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Samir Hussein Al Najjar 1.5 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Mutaz Hussein Al Najjar 6 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Ghaliya Mohammed Al Najjar 1.5 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Bara’a Salah Al Riqib 11 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Rawan Khalid Al Najjar 17 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Ahmad Khalid Al Najjar 14 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 26/07/2014
Yousef Jamil Hamouda 15 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 27/07/2014
Fadi Salim Baraka 14 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 27/07/2014
Sameeh Jibreel Jneed 5 M North Gaza Jabalia 28/07/2014
Yousef Emad Qadoura 11 M North Gaza Jabalia 28/07/2014
Hind Emad Qadoura 10 F North Gaza Jabalia 28/07/2014
Mohammed Mousa Olwan 9 M North Gaza Jabalia 28/07/2014
Yousef Abdel Rahman Hassouna 11 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Mahmoud Hazim Shbeer 12 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Ahmed Hazim Shbeer 10 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Jamal Salih I’lyan 8 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Bara’ Akram Meqdad 7 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Mohammed Nahidh Meqdad 13 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Ahmed Jaber Washah 10 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Mohammed Mahmoud Abu Shaqfeh 7 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Mohammed Emad Baroud 10 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Mansour Rami Hajjaj 9 M Gaza Gaza City 28/07/2014
Abdel Samad Mahmoud Ramadan 16 M Middle Al Nussierat 28/07/2014
Hanan Salem Al Far 15 F Middle Al Maghazi 28/07/2014
Ali Hasan Al Howari 11 M Middle Al Moghraqa 28/07/2014
Rami Khalid Al Riqib 16 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 28/07/2014
Hussein Yasser Abu Saqer 16 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 28/07/2014
Dalia Nader Al Agha 17 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 28/07/2014
Dina Nader Al Agha 14 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 28/07/2014
Iyad Nader Al Agha 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 28/07/2014
Fadel Nader Al Agha 11 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 28/07/2014
Tamer Ahmed Al Najjar 16 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 28/07/2014
Israa’ Naeem Balata 13 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Alaa’ Naeem Balata 14 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Yehia Na’eem Balata 8 M North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Hadeel Adbel Kareem Balata 17 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Mohammed Abdel Nasser Al Ghandour 15 M North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Jood Yousif Abu Eedeh 8 months F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Halima Mohammed Suleiman 1.5 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Baraa’ Mohammed Suleiman 6 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Haneen Hosam Hamouda 13 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Rahaf Alaa’ Abed-Rabbo 2 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Jamal Mohammed Abed-Rabbo 1.5 M North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Ali Ahmed Shaheen 16 M North Gaza Jabalia UN School 29/07/2014
Aya Ismail Al Batsh 12 F North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Mohammed Taleb Asaaf 8 M North Gaza Jabalia 29/07/2014
Osama Ahmed Al Helu 5 M Gaza Gaza City 29/07/2014
Rahaf Mohammed Farahat 1 month F Gaza Gaza City 29/07/2014
Nada Izzo Al Ja’al 2 F Gaza Gaza City 29/07/2014
Mohammed Raed Abu Jabr 3 M Middle Al Buriej 29/07/2014
Sama Raed Abu Jabr 1.5 F Middle Al Buriej 29/07/2014
Toqa Salah Abu Jabr 1 F Middle Al Buriej 29/07/2014
Leen Anwar Abu Jabr 2.5 F Middle Al Buriej 29/07/2014
Salma Anwar Abu Jabr 1.5 F Middle Al Buriej 29/07/2014
Hala Ahmed Abu Jabr 6 F Middle Al Buriej 29/07/2014
Reeham Taysir Abu Mashi 14 F Middle Deir Al Balah 29/07/2014
Sara Ahmed Abdel Ghafour 1 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Samaa’ Mohammed Al Najjar 15 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Mohammed Atta Al Najjar 1 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Rafeef Atta Al Najjar 3 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Mona Jehad Al Najjar 1 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Omar Waddah Abu ‘Amer 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Abdel Ghani Waddah Abu ‘Amer 11 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Emad Waddah Abu ‘Amer 10 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Issa Waddah Abu ‘Amer 8 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Ez Eddin Waddah Abu ‘Amer 4 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Mohammed Ahmed Abu ‘Amer 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Marah Ahmed Abu ‘Amer 10 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Yasser Ahmed Abu ‘Amer 9 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Marwa Ahmed Abu ‘Amer 5 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Suleiman Ahmed Abu ‘Amer 2 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Mohammed Jamil Al Najjar 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Layali Wael Al Najjar 2 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Jana Fayiz Breeka 3 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Lama Fayiz Breeka 1 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Hala Ahmed Mu’ammar 2 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Yazan Ahmed Mu’ammar 3 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Aya Sami Al Ramlawi 9 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Mos’ab Ahmed Islaih 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Mohammed Mustafa Abu Hammad 14 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Mohannad Ashraf Al Qarra 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Zaher Mahmoud Al Najjar 7 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 29/07/2014
Abdallah Nidal Abu Zaid 4 F Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Shama Wael Abu Zaid 16 F Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Bisan Iyad Abu Zaid 12 F Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Mohammed Omar Dheer 10 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Maria Omar Dheer 12 F Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Tasneem Mohamed Dheer 8 F Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Mu’min Omar Dheer 9 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Ghaidaa’ Omar Dheer 7 F Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Salama Mahmoud Dheer 12 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Mohammed Mahmoud Dheer 7 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Arwa Mahmoud Dheer 16 F Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Yamin Omar Dheer 5 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Ibrahim Ahmed Al Hashash 15 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Bilal Ahmed Al Hashash 16 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Alaa’ Bahaa’ Al Ghareeb 16 M Rafah Rafah 29/07/2014
Alaa’ Ramadan Khader Salman 17 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 30/07/2014
Osama Mohammed Sihweel 17 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 30/07/2014
Sujoid Abdel Hakim Olwan 11 F Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Lama Ahmed Al Khalili 5 F Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Deema Ashraf Al Khalili 4 F Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Ziyad Ashraf Al Khalili 3 M Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Leena Alaa’ Al Silik 9 F Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Omniya Mohammed Al Silik 8 F Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Malak Jalal Al Silik 7 F Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Abdel Azeez Mohammed Al Silik 3 M Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Abdel Haleem Mohammed Al Silik 5 M Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Abed Wael Al Shamali 16 M Gaza Gaza City 30/07/2014
Shaimaa’ Ibrahim Al Sheikh Ali 1 week F Middle Deir Al Balah 30/07/2014
Mohammed Ibrahim Abu Khousa 1 M Middle Al Zawayda 30/07/2014
Shahd Ibrahim Abu Khousa 10 F Middle Al Zawayda 30/07/2014
Yazan Emad Abu Khousa 3 M Middle Al Zawayda 30/07/2014
Retal Basheer Abu Khousa 1 F Middle Al Zawayda 30/07/2014
Mohammed Mohammed Abu Shamala 9 M Middle Al Buriej 30/07/2014
Ibrahim Mu’tasim Kalloub 4 M Middle Deir Al Balah 30/07/2014
Mohammed Akram Al Smiri 14 M Middle Wadi Al Salqa, Deir Al Balah 30/07/2014
Ibrahim Akram Al Smiri 10 M Middle Wadi Al Salqa, Deir Al Balah 30/07/2014
Asmaa’ Abdel Haleem Abu Al Kas 15 F Middle Al Buriej 30/07/2014
Mayar Jamal Abu Msabeh 10 F Middle Deir Al Balah 30/07/2014
Salah Mousa Hejazi 8 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 30/07/2014
Layan Nael Al Silik 3 F Gaza Gaza City 31/07/2014
Ola Jalal Al Silik 15 F Gaza Gaza City 31/07/2014
Nour Ezz Al Ja’al 5 F Gaza Gaza City 31/07/2014
Hosam Ra’fat N’eem 16 M Gaza Gaza City 31/07/2014
Mahmoud Ashraf Al Khalili 7 M Gaza Gaza City 31/07/2014
Hadeel Amer Al Bayoumi 14 F Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 31/07/2014
Aseel Amer Al Bayoumi 16 F Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 31/07/2014
Hasan Mohammed Al Bayoumi 14 M Middle Al Nuseirat 31/07/2014
Rinad Ashraf Al Assar 1.5 F Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 31/07/2014
Lama Ra’fat Al Assar 7 F Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 31/07/2014
Malak Shakir Abu Shouqa 2 F Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 31/07/2014
Mohammed Ammar Shalat 10 M Middle Al Nusierat refugee camp 31/07/2014
Faris Mohammed Siyam 11 M Rafah Rafah 31/07/2014
Othman Fawzi Abdeen 17 M Rafah Rafah 31/07/2014
Sama Nael Al Birrawi 10 months M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 01/08/2014
Fayiz Tareq Yaseen 16 M Gaza Gaza City 01/08/2014
Mohammed Ahmed Al Neirab 14 M Gaza Gaza City 01/08/2014
Mu’men Ahmed Al Neirab 8 M Gaza Gaza City 01/08/2014
Mahmoud Ahmed Al Neirab 10 M Gaza Gaza City 01/08/2014
Lujayn Basim Al Farra 4 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Abdel Rahman Basim Al Farra 8 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Nadeen Mahmoud Al Farra 16 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Mohammed Mahmoud Al Farra 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Yara Mahmoud Al Farra 8 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Maysoun Ra’fat Al Breem 7 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Haytham Ahmed Al Smeeri 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Raneen Ali Al Qarra 15 F Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Fadi Nasser Al Qawasmeh 17 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Omar Shakir Barbakh 15 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Mu’tasim Mohammed Al Najjar 12 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 01/08/2014
Nagham Shareef Al Namla 10 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Jehad Suleiman Abu Omran 12 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Khalil Ibrahim Sheikh El Eed 4 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Aya Ibrahim Sheikh El Eed 5 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Abdel Kareem Ibrahim Sheikh El Eid 2 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Hala Bassm Madi 3 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Jana Bassm Madi 2 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Yousef Ahmed Madi 3 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Ibrahim Anwar Al Sha’er 16 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Emad Ahmed Ahmed 17 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Yehia Salim Al Tarabin – Al Mahmoum 13 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Do’aa Mustafa Al Mahmoum 4 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Bisan Mustafa Al Mahmoum 12 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Heba Mustafa Al Mahmoum 9 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Obada Mustafa Al Mahmoum 2 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Asmaa’ Salim Al Tarabin – Al Mahmoum 16 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Ibrahim Suleiman Al Masri 5 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Khalid Suleiman Al Masri 4 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Mohammed Ahmed Abu Sha’ar 17 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Anas Ibrahim Hammad 4 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Mohammed Anas Arafat 5 months M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Ameer Ra’fat Zorob 15 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Odai Ra’fat Zorob 13 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Shahd Ra’fat Zorob 10 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Khalid Ra’fat Zorob 8 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Ahmed Mustafa Zorob 15 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Mohammed Musrafa Zorob 12 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Waleed Mustafa Zorob 6 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Mu’tasim Musrafa Zorob 2 M Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Rawan Nash’at Siyam 8 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Rami Nash’at Siyam 15 F Rafah Rafah 01/08/2014
Ameen Yousef Abu Madi 8 M Middle Al Nuseirat 02/08/2014
Yousef Shadi abu Madi 7 M Middle Al Nuseirat 02/08/2014
‘Hala Shadi Abu Madi 10 days F Middle Al Nuseirat 02/08/2014
Aseel Sofyan Ghaith 3 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Nour Mohammed Abu ‘Assi 1 month M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Haitham Yasser Abedl Wahab 15 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Ayman Yasser Abedl Wahab 13 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Lama Yasser Abedl Wahab 9 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Mohammed Yasser Abedl Wahab 2 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Ibrahim Fathi Eeeta 13 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Ahmed Fathi Eeeta 7 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Mohammed Fathi Eeeta 5 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Ibtisam Bassam Al Neirab 12 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Doha Bassam Al Neirab 15 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Ola Bassam Al Neirab 3 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Mohammed Omar Salih 17 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Rana Raed Abu Suleiman 10 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Ahmed Rami Abu Suleiman 2 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Lama Rami Abu Suleiman 3 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Mohammed Rami Abu Suleiman 11 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Jana Rami Abu Suleiman 3 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Emad Naseem Saidam 17 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Mohammed Nidal Abu Mehsin -Al Nims 17 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Yousef Mahmoud Abu Taha 16 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Riziq Ismail Abu Taha 1 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Somoud Ahmed Al Roumi 5 F Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Ameen Ahmed Al Roumi 15 M Rafah Rafah 02/08/2014
Rajab Abdel Rahman Al Shrafi 9 M North Gaza Jabalia 03/08/2014
Abdallah Abdel Hadi Al Majdalawi 13 M North Gaza Jabalia 03/08/2014
Rawan Ahmed Al Majdalawi 9 F North Gaza Jabalia 03/08/2014
Mahmoud Ahmed Al Majdalawi 8 M North Gaza Jabalia 03/08/2014
Ahmed Mohammed Abu Nijm-Al Masri17 M North Gaza Jabalia 03/08/2014
Raghad Mohammed Nijm-Al Masri 3 F North Gaza Jabalia 03/08/2014
Shaimaa’ Wael Qasim 14 F North Gaza Jabalia 03/08/2014
Remas Salem Khattab 5 F Middle Deir Al Balah 03/08/2014
Tareq Eid Abu Mashi 12 M Middle Dier Al Balah 03/08/2014
Dalia Atwa Khattab 13 F Middle Dier Al Balah 03/08/2014
Ismail Wael Al Ghoul 14 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Mustafa Wael Al Ghoul 1 month M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Malak Wael Al Ghoul 6 F Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Mahmoud Mohammed ‘Okal – Hejazi 9 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Mohammed As’ad ‘Okal – Hejazi 10 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Aya Mohammed Abu Rijl 3 F Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Monthir Mohammed Abu Rijl 6 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Saqr Bassam Al Kashif 7 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Tareq Ziyad Abu Khatleh 15 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Amr Tareq Abu Al Roos 15 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Ahmed Khalid Abu Harba 14 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Yousef Akram Al Iskafi 16 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Ismail Sameer Shallouf 17 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Muneer Khalil Abu Dbaa’ 14 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Maria Mohammed Abu Jazar 2 F Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Firas Mohammed Abu Jazar 2 M Rafah Rafah 03/08/2014
Nour Bahjat Wahdan 2 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 04/08/2014
Ghena Younis Saqr 2 F North Gaza Beit Hanoun 04/08/2014
Ahmed Hatim Wahdan 13 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 04/08/2014
Hussein Hatim Wahdan 9 M North Gaza Beit Hanoun 04/08/2014
Aseel Mohammed Al Bakri 4 F Gaza Gaza City 04/08/2014
Asmaa’ Mohammed Al Bakri 4 months F Gaza Gaza City 04/08/2014
Mohammed Amjad Uwaida 13 M Rafah Rafah 04/08/2014
Amal Amjad Uwaida 5 F Rafah Rafah 04/08/2014
Hammam Mohammed Abu Suheeban 11 M Rafah Rafah 04/08/2014
Kamal Ahmed Al Bakri 4 M Gaza Gaza City 05/08/2014
Khalid Ziyad Al Hindi 15 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 05/08/2014
Osama Hussein Lafi 11 M Rafah Rafah 05/08/2014
Ibrahim Ahmed Al Najjar 16 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 06/08/2014
Ibrahim Zuheer Dawawsa 10 M Gaza Gaza city 08/08/2014
Bilal Bassam Mish’al 15 M Middle Deir Al Balah 08/08/2014
Mahmoud Maher Hassan 14 M Middle Deir Al Balah 08/08/2014
Mahmoud Mohammed Abu Haddaf 8 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 08/08/2014
Mahmoud Khalid Abu Haddaf 15 M Khan Younis Khan Younis 08/08/2014
Aya Anwar Al Sha’er 13 F Rafah Rafah 09/08/2014
Ez Eddin Saleem Abu Sneima 12 M Rafah Rafah 09/08/2014
Ahmed Mohammed Al Masri 14 M Middle Deir Al Balah 10/08/2014
Maidaa’ Mohammed Aslan 1.5 month F Middle Al Maghazi 11/08/2014
Ali Mohammed Daif 7 months M Gaza Gaza city 19/08/2014
Mustafa Rabah Al Dalu 14 M Gaza Gaza city 19/08/2014
Nour Mahmoud Abu Haseera 2 F Gaza Gaza city 20/08/2014
Saher Mohammed Al ‘Abeet 11 M Middle Deir Al Balah 20/08/2014
Mohammed Emad Al ‘Abeet 15 M Middle Deir Al Balah 20/08/2014
Mustafa Ra’fat Al Louh 10 M Middle Deir Al Balah 20/08/2014
Maysara Ra’fat Al Louh 7 M Middle Deir Al Balah 20/08/2014
Farah Ra’fat Al Louh 6 M Middle Deir Al Balah 20/08/2014
Hassan Srour Tamboura 13 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 21/08/2014
Abdallah Tareq Al Reefi 6 M Gaza Gaza city 21/08/2014
Ziyad Tareq Al Reefi 13 M Gaza Gaza city 21/08/2014
Omar Nasser Al Reefi 4 M Gaza Gaza city 21/08/2014
Ahmed Nasser Kellab 17 M Rafah Rafah 21/08/2014
Yousef Nasser Kellab, 15 M Rafah Rafah 21/08/2014
Abdallah Shehda Abu Dahrouj 3 M Middle Al Zawayda 23/08/2014
Abdel Hadi Shehda Abu Dahrouj 2 M Middle Al Zawayda 23/08/2014
Badr-Eddin Hashim Abu Mnee’ 17 M Gaza Gaza city 24/08/2014
Zeinab Bilal Abu Taqiya 1 F Gaza Gaza city 24/08/2014
Mohammed Wael Al Khodari 16 M Gaza Gaza City 24/08/2014
Hussein Khalid Ahmed 8 M Middle Al Nussierat 24/08/2014
Tasneem Issam Joudeh 14 F North Gaza Jabalia 25/08/2014
Raghad Issam Joudeh 12 F North Gaza Jabalia 25/08/2014
Mohammed Issam Joudeh 8 M North Gaza Jabalia 25/08/2014
Osama Issam Joudeh 6 M North Gaza Jabalia 25/08/2014
Ahmed Radad Tanboura 15 M North Gaza Beit Lahiya 26/08/2014
Amna Radad Tanboura 13 F North Gaza Beit Lahiya 26/08/2014

‘Touts Will Be Shot’

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It is believed that the deaths yesterday of three high-ranking commanders of Hamas’s military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, were facilitated by intelligence given to Israel by Palestinian spies inside Gaza.

The trio are Raed Attar, imprisoned for five years by Israel and who, Israeli intelligence sources claim, was the mastermind behind Hamas’s tunnel network, as well as overseeing the operation that led to the 2006 capture of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, Abu Shamala, South Gaza Military Operations Commander and Mohammed Barhoum, a senior quartermaster and finance chief.

US news agencies also report that the targeted strikes killed Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Commander-in-Chief, Mohammed Deif. While Hamas have yet to confirm this, it is known that Deif’s wife and baby son perished in the attack.

In response Hamas has executed a number of people in retaliation for allegedly spying for Israel. Twenty-one suspected informers were executed in three batches with a Hamas spokesman stating that “The same punishment will be imposed soon on others.”

A press release issued in the name of the ‘Palestinian Resistance’ said the executed were “collaborators who betrayed their religion and sold their people and land for a cheap price, and achieved many missions for the enemy”.

As with much surrounding the conflict, these events have been liberally seasoned with predictable cant and double-standards.

Hamas has been condemned in Western media outlets and by various human rights organisations yet many of these same organisations have remained silent on Israel’s extra-judicial murders.

It would be naïve to automatically assume Hamas has ensured a strict application of due process and natural justice for the accused spies, prior to their executions, and should such be the case, then the organisation will be in contravention of the relevant international statutes governing conduct during times of war. That said, the New York Times quotes a Hamas official saying, “The judiciary procedures and measures were completed against the accused.” However, much of the outrage is focused on the executions themselves, as much as the presumed absence of fair trials for the accused.

Palestinian law provides for the execution of spies and traitors, in much the same way as many states around the world. The Geneva Convention allows the execution of spies as do The Hague Convention and the International Criminal Court. All of which state that non-uniformed combatants engaged in espionage shall not be treated as prisoners of war and may be prosecuted by the country against which they are spying. This can include the death sentence for those convicted.

Regarding any abuse of due process, one can only wonder at Israeli and Western bourgeois hypocrisy. After all, if true, Hamas is merely emulating the governments of Israel, the UK and USA. Extra-judicial killings, rendition flights, torture and detention without even charge, never mind trial, at Guantanamo Bay, all appear to be perfectly acceptable.

Interestingly, Israel’s use of Palestinian collaborators is widely known to rely on extreme pressure and blackmail. Which in itself is a serious breach of Article 82(b)(XV) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which explicitly proscribes, “… compelling the nationals of a hostile party to take part in the operations of war directed against their own country.”

All the above aside, the issue, in essence, can be reduced, yet again, to oppressors insisting that those who they oppress follow rules advantageous to their oppressors. Israel and its Western allies aren’t satisfied with occupation, murder and imprisonment of the Palestinian people; they even want to dictate how the Palestinians resist.

Under the circumstances, there is only one rule that should morally inform Palestinian resistance and that can be summed up by the following slogan – By Any Means Necessary. If that means, to borrow an old Irish Republican slogan, that touts will be shot, then so be it.

Israel: You Only Sing When You’re Winning

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They say you should never meet your heroes. As a man in his forty-seventh year, I reckon I’m a little long in the tooth and too world-weary to have heroes anyway.

Having said that, there are those who once were but are now simply people I admire and respect. Usually for the integrity, honesty and high-quality of their work. Mainly writers – both fiction and non-fiction writers – and would include people like Mick Wall, Seumas Milne, John Harvey and David Pratt. To name just a few. Some of these I’m proud to call close friends and their work and their friendship enriches my life.

Charles Shaar Murray, who I won’t insult by introducing here, is also someone who I’ve grown to hugely respect. Obviously the man’s work is an important part of our cultural landscape and is as innovative and influential as anything by, say, Lester Bangs and, for the most part, superior to that of most of his contemporaries. Certainly enough there for a writer to admire and respect.

However, there is a further reason. CSM consistently displays great humanity on wider social and political questions. A Jew himself, he consistently defends the Palestinian cause and has been principled and consistent in his unsparing critiques of Israel.

It was, then, as disappointing as it was disgusting to see the man insulted to a particularly appalling degree by none other than Nick Cohen.

Cohen has certainly been no hero of mine and his previous makes it a cast-iron certainty that he never will. His bizarre insistence that the left is anti-Semitic, his support for the invasion of Iraq and his US apologia place him in a political space somewhere to the right of Blairite fundamentalists. Which, as you might have noticed, isn’t really how I roll.

Even so, to brand CSM a “… fascist-loving fucker” during a Facebook exchange, earlier today, was unworthy even of the red-baiting Islamophobic Cohen.

On one level, it’s just Facebook though, right? Not a medium renowned for inculcating sober and reflective contemplation of weighty geopolitical issues. On the other hand, however, Cohen’s outburst is typical of the increasingly hysterical denunciations meted out to those who oppose the brutality, immorality and illegality of the Zionist terror state. They’re desperate to make Jews synonymous with Israel; ergo any criticism of the latter is de facto anti-Semitism. Look no further than the Zionist outrage currently levelled at the hapless members of the Tricycle Theatre Company.

Notwithstanding the discomfort and upset caused to the Charles Shaar Murrays and Tricycles of the world, in one sense all this is actually good news. The increasingly shrill protestations of Israel’s apologists are because the mask has slipped. They’re losing the PR war and they know it. When even natural allies like Boris Johnson are forced into making criticisms of Israel’s literal and figurative overkill, you know the tide is turning.

You only sing when you’re winning and you’re not singing anymore.

Not singing but whining.

When Pigs Fly

Good evening and here is the news from the BBC.

Talks between Palestine and Israeli militants are entering their second day.

But Likud, whose armed wing continues to bomb Gaza, says there is no agreement and there is a big gap between the two sides’ positions.

The armed wing of Likud – the Israeli Defence Force – has warned of renewed fighting if Palestine does not end its resistance to the blockade of Gaza’s port. Four weeks of fierce fighting between Palestinian forces and Israeli militants has claimed more than 1,900 lives.

John Kerry, the US Secretary of State told the BBC, “The armed wing of Likud – the Israeli Defence Force – is a terrorist organisation and Palestine has the right to defend itself. We support that right. Meanwhile, we are hopeful that progress can be made by continuing dialogue over the next seventy two hours.”

The issue of human shields continues to cause controversy. BBC reporter, Jeremy Bowen, recently returned from Gaza, said, “I saw no evidence of Palestinian forces using Israelis as human shields.” By contrast, Israeli militants have been condemned for their use of human shields. Recent photos of a captured Palestinian teenager, handcuffed to the bonnet of an IDF vehicle, drew statements of condemnation from several world leaders.

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said, “Any organisation which exploits and abuses civilians in this way is a terrorist organisation and until such people renounce violence and these heinous acts there can never be a lasting peace.”

In other news Oceania is still at war with Eurasia.

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The Moral High Ground

As a writer, I have an almost instinctive objection to the old cliché, a picture paints a thousand words. Sometimes, though, one encounters just such a picture. This example, by Peter Brooks, which appeared in The Times on August 1st, justifies every letter of that trite and hackneyed old saying. No further explanation is required.

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