Shameful and unconscionable. Not a word about how Hamas launches attacks from civilian areas in order to provoke civilian casualties they can use for propaganda purposes. Not a word about how the Palestinian propaganda machine publishes faked footage of civilian deaths. Not a word about the indiscriminate rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. Not a word about how “Palestinians” celebrate the mass murders of Israeli civilians by passing out candy.
The Vatican has entered a very, very dark age.
“The Vatican on Gaza: Israel is a Baby-Killer,” by Giulio Meotti for Israel National News, November 21 (thanks to JW):
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Vatican Council for Culture, commenting on the war between Israel and Hamas, delivered a severe attack on the Jewish people: “I think of the ‘massacre of the innocents’. Children are dying in Gaza, their mothers’ shouts is a perennial cry, a universal cry”.
“This video has been removed as a violation of Youtube’s policy on shocking and disgusting content”
No shiite. We cant be trusted with seeing what Islam does to Muslims. We might wake up and realise that Islam is not a ‘religion of peace’, and our minders really don’t want us to miss the next ‘interfaith’ meeting.
Not worth the paper its written on. But as long as it helps Hamas to regroup western “leaders” will babble mindlessly about ‘peace’ and praise Hamas for moderation, while blaming Israel for “disproportionate response”.
Israel is under fire as the direct result of Obama’s actions and statements during his first term. This is what happens when sixty years of support and cooperation are abandoned in an effort to curry acceptance by Middle Eastern regimes and people. (More)
Challah Hu Akbar grabbed the text of the cease-fire agreement that is supposed to be going into effect right about now:
Understanding Regarding Ceasefire in Gaza Strip
1. a. Israel shall stop all hostilities on the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals.
b. All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel, including rocket attacks, and attacks along the border
c. Opening the crossings and facilitating the movement of people and transfer of goods, and refraining from restricting residents free movement, and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.
d. Other matters as maybe requested shall be addressed.
2. Implementation Mechanism:
a. Setting up of the zero hour for the Ceasefire Understanding to enter into effect.
b. Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commit to what was agreed upon.
c. Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations, Egypt – as the sponsor of this understanding – shall be informed to follow up.
Fairly generic as far as I can see. One immediate issue, though, is that it sounds like it is requiring Israel to no longer enforce the buffer zone – the 300-to-1000 meters that Israel requires to remain clear so that there won’t be any attempted explosives along the fence or other attempts to infiltrate Israel.
I can see that being a problem, and possibly it will be interpreted differently by each side.
Not that I am optimistic that this will last the night anyway – there are enough nutty jihadist groups that will be happy to lob a few rockets to prove their manhood.
UPDATE: So far, 23 minutes after the “cease-fire” was to go into effect, there have been rockets towards Hof Ashkelon, Beer Sheva, Shaar HaNegav and Eshkol. It appears that this is the world’s definition of a cease fire – only Israel can break one.
While the newly elected Muslim majority in a local board in Kokkedal, Denmark decided not to spend 1,000 USD on a Christmas tree a few days after having spent 10,000 USD on their Eid-party, their brothers and sisters in faith in the municipality North Als found a way to benefit from the infidels’ tradition: Applying for economic help to celebrate Christmas… They want our money but not our culture and we gladly pay – even if it means that Christian Danish families will then have to do without. When Christian organisations will stand up for the culture and tax payers supporting them…? One more example of The sad, sad lack of solidarity among Christians:
“We must not have a Denmark where Danish traditions disappear as soon as there is a Muslim majority.”— Tom Behnke, Spokesman, Danish Conservative Party
Muslim immigrants in a town near Copenhagen have forced the cancellation of traditional Christmas displays this year even while spending lavishly on the Islamic Eid celebration marking the end of Ramadan.
The controversy has escalated into an angry nationwide debate over the role of Islam in post-Christian Denmark, where a burgeoning Muslim population is becoming increasingly assertive in imposing its will on a wide range of social and civic issues.
There are some strange efforts to make the vanquished mingle with their Mohammedan overlords:
The growing criminality and violence in Denmark’s culturally enriched ghettos has prompted the Danish government to offer cash incentives to “persons of Danish background” in an attempt to induce them to return to neighborhoods from which they have fled. Based on the interviews in the following video, the initiative will be a tough sell with most Danes —money is not enough to persuade them to live cheek-by-jowl with all those culture-enrichers. Resorting to Bribes via GoV:
The soldiers of allah are mobilizing on all fronts:
When I published my book in 2009, I was criticised for claiming that Muslim criminals are not just “criminals”, but religious and flirting with Islamic extremism. It was about time that our intelligence services realize the problem…
A fresh report from the Danish Police Intelligence Service (PET) warns that members of criminal gangs travel abroad to fight in the world’s conflict zones. And that they return as radicalised warriors that constitute a terror threat back in Denmark.
CAIR Katzenjammer: ‘Not Acceptable’ to Portray Jihadists As ‘Savage’
(By Elizabeth Harrington/ CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is launching an ad campaign to counter billboards posted in the D.C. metro system that urge the defeat of jihad and support for Israel.
Evidently no trial was deemed necessary. Whether the victims were actually spies is anybody’s guess.
Meanwhile, the international welfare dollars pour in to finance the dysfunctional culture of pure evil that Islam and moonbattery have combined to create in Gaza. –Justice Among Our Partners in Peace (Moonbattery)
CAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UN chief Ban Ki-moon, amid a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at sealing a truce in Gaza.
Hillary Clinton: “The goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians alike”
Are we ruled by children? Does Willary Rotten Clitman not realize that such a goal is absolutely unattainable? Is it because she has been fed, and has readily accepted, politically correct nonsense about the jihad doctrine or is she just parroting platitudes and meaningless phrases?
“Israel Gaza Attacks Intensify Despite Truce Talks,” by Ravi Nessman and Ibrahim Barzak for the Associated Press, November 20:
JERUSALEM — A diplomatic push to end Israel’s nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained momentum Tuesday, with Egypt’s president predicting that airstrikes would soon end, the U.S. secretary of state racing to the region and Israel’s prime minister saying his country would be a “willing partner” to a cease-fire with the Islamic militant group Hamas.
Yet the mainstream media ignores this. This isn’t desperation — it’s showing that they know how to play the game, as the mainstream media has rigged the rules for them.
“Brazen faking of images reveals Hamas’ desperation,”by Paul Alster for Fox News, November 20 (thanks to JW):
Haifa, Israel – There is only one thing worse than the image of a child killed by military conflict, and that is the image of a child killed by military conflict having deliberately been placed in the line of fire.
In other news:
CNN reports the U.S. is sending three Navy ships to the region in case U.S. citizens need to be evacuated from Israel (see related story here). Meanwhile, an Israeli man attacked a security guard at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv with a knife and an ax. Israel Police do not suspect political motives or that a protest of the military conflict are behind the attack. The man has been taken into custody.
Senior Hamas bastard tries to get away as a reporter:
When terrorists disguise themselves as civilians, it can only end badly for civilians. Today, a senior Hamas operative was targeted while driving a press vehicle, effectively disguising himself as a reporter. By doing so, he risked the lives of all journalists in the Gaza Strip.
16 are wounded in explosion on Tel Aviv’s Shaul Hamelech Street, one serious, one moderately and the remainder in light condition; police confirm explosion is terror attack, are searching for additional suspects, explosives. (Thanks to TT for the tip)
Once again Israel is scrupulous to avoid civilian casualties against an enemy that does all it can to make them a reality. “Israel army orders Gaza City residents to evacuate ‘immediately,’” from al Arabiya, November 20:
The Israeli army gave Gaza City residents leaflets ordering them to evacuate “immediately,” heightening fears that a ground invasion might be imminent.