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Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:28 PM

Israel killed more Palestinians in 2014 than in any other year since 1967

Source: The Guardian

Israel killed more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than in any other year since the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, a UN report has said.

Israel’s activities in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and East Jerusalem resulted in the deaths of 2,314 Palestinians and 17,125 injuries, compared with 39 deaths and 3,964 injuries in 2013, according to the annual report (pdf) by the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The conflict in Gaza in July and August was largely responsible for the dramatic increase in fatalities. It claimed the lives of 2,220 Gazans, of whom 1,492 were civilians, 605 militants and 123 unverified.

More than 11,000 people were injured and about 500,000 Palestinians were internally displaced at the height of the conflict. About 100,000 remain so.
There was also a sharp rise in fatalities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, where 58 Palestinians were killed and 6,028 injured – the highest number of fatalities in incidents involving Israeli forces since 2007 and the highest number of injuries since 2005

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/27/israel-kills-more-palestinians-2014-than-any-other-year-since-1967

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Reply Israel killed more Palestinians in 2014 than in any other year since 1967 (Original post)
4now Mar 2015 OP
It is Tuesday Mar 2015 #1
geek tragedy Mar 2015 #3
Yupster Mar 2015 #12
geek tragedy Mar 2015 #13
Yupster Mar 2015 #15
Chemisse Mar 2015 #5
bjobotts Mar 2015 #6
bjobotts Mar 2015 #8
madokie Mar 2015 #9
R. Daneel Olivaw Mar 2015 #11
RiverNoord Mar 2015 #14
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2015 #2
bjobotts Mar 2015 #7
geomon666 Mar 2015 #4
moondust Mar 2015 #10
fingrin Mar 2015 #17
moondust Mar 2015 #18
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2015 #16
cstanleytech Mar 2015 #19
e-cigdub Mar 2015 #20

Response to 4now (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:40 PM

1. What can IDF do to stop Hamas from firing over 3,000 rockets over the summer,

 

and over 21,000 rockets fired towards Israel since 2001?

Israel was last hit by a rocket 16 days ago.

http://israelhasbeenrocketfreefor.com/

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Response to It is Tuesday (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:49 PM

3. Killing hundreds of children is your idea of a solution? nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 10:03 PM

12. Here's my solution

The refugees have been there too long. Three generations is too long to sit in a refugee camp without hope. These people need to be taken in by other countries and given a new chance at a life.

After World War II, a huge swath of eastern Germany was given to Poland or the Soviet Union. Millions and millions of civilians were pushed from their homes and removed west. The German cities were simply renamed and resettled with Poles or Russians.
The capital of East Prussia Konigsberg became Kaliningrad. Posen became Poznan. Breslau became Wroclaw. Stettin became Szczecin. Kolberg became Kolobrzeg.

So where are all those millions of German refugees today?

Are they sitting in refugee camps across the Oder River throwing bottles at Polish cops?

No, they long ago dusted themselves up from the ruins of war, restarted their lives somewhere else and those refugees can tell their horrible stories to their prosperous kids and grandkids. So why haven't the Palestinian refugees been resettled? Are brown refugees less worthy than white refugees?

Get these people resettled somewhere so they can start their lives. They are just political pawns, and just as helpless as pawns.

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PS - to see how ridiculous this situation from World War II is, take a look at a map of Russia in 2015. Start at Moscow and then go west. You'll go through Smolensk and then you leave Russia and go hundreds of miles through Belorussia and pass through its capital Minsk. Then you hit the Baltic States, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. You hit the Baltic Sea in Lithuania and then head west along the coast. You reach the city of Memel which is now called Klaipeda and then wait a minute. Now you're back in Russia? What is this enclave? It's the northern half of East Prussia including its capital city now part of Russia, but separated from any other Russian lands by hundreds of miles. What happened to all the Germans? They're gone. Does Russia just get to keep this land that they really have no claim to at all other than conquest? Well, yeah. They just get to keep it as weird as the map looks.

I actually wonder what will eventually become of this land? It doesn't seem long term it can remain part of Russia but maybe it will. Who's going to take it from them?

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Response to Yupster (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 10:13 PM

13. So, ethnic cleansing is your solution. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 10:29 PM

15. No, taking care of people and giving them a life is my solution

Sitting them in refugee camps for generations is not doing them any favors.

Someone take these people in and let's get normal lives for them.

There are about 1.8 million people in the Gaza Strip. That is not many people for the world to absorb. If you want to limit it to the Muslim world that is still one less than half of one percent. So why haven't these people given the opportunity to resettle? Because they are useful pawns in the camps.

Get these people into peaceful places so they can live normal lives. How many more generations of these families have to be sacrificed waiting for some politicians to agree on something they have no interest in agreeing to.

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Response to It is Tuesday (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:12 PM

5. When will those Palestinians ever learn to just give up and accept their fate?

Isn't that what we would all do if someone took our land? We sure wouldn't be shooting off ineffective projectiles that could possibly, occasionally hurt one of our oppressors. That would be just so wrong, and we would obviously expect our families to be slaughtered in response.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 09:16 PM

6. They are boxed in on all sides so it's a turkey shoot for Israel.

 

I've grown tired of Israel's hatred and slaughter of innocents in Gaza. Their God is another monster used as encouragement to kill. I sometimes wonder if the whole world would be better off if Jerusalem were blown from the earth so they would have nothing to fight over.
Peace comes when the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. I don't need religion to make me moral and kindly toward others. Everything is God so stop destroying the recognition of being. Non judgmental awareness is presence. Netanyahu wants dominion and stands in the way of peaceful solutions. According to him Iran would have a bomb 25yrs ago...and every year since.

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Response to It is Tuesday (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 09:22 PM

8. Rockets don't hit anything.It's a protest for attention to the situations there

 

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Response to It is Tuesday (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 09:29 PM

9. Mostly fall on un inhabited land

How many Israeli have died by these rockets?

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Response to It is Tuesday (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 10:00 PM

11. Welcome to DU. How you been?

 

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Response to It is Tuesday (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 10:15 PM

14. The IDF can't do much of anything at all.

 

It can kill a lot of people and blow up a lot of stuff. Somehow, that only results in an otherwise powerless, stateless, penned in people being more determined to do whatever they can to resist their occupiers.

This isn't 1948, and it's time for the modern state of Israel to grow up. It is a genuine apartheid state, governed, at present, by fanatics who stay in power because of the votes of the people who, in violation of some very serious international laws, have been encouraged to emigrate to the country and grab land from people who can't do anything to stop them, except hurl some rather large bottle rockets in the general direction of the people backing them up.

The government that's been running the show for many years likes those damn rockets! It gives them cover to keep pushing land grabs and supporting them with massive shows of force from time to time.

I'm also damn fed up with the far-right Israeli lobby's excessive influence on American politics. Why do we veto every single United Nations security council resolution that says anything not nice about Israel? We don't do that for any other country in the world. Not one. Israel is a member of quite a club, including North Korea, Pakistan and India, each of which possess nuclear weapons but won't sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

This is one very dangerous country that does indeed face an existential threat - its own behavior.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:45 PM

2. The summer offensive in Gaza was an absolute massacre of civilians

 

The world twiddled its thumbs.

Tra la, no other way.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 09:18 PM

7. So offensive Israel kicked the media out-no witnesses.Red cross too

 

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:08 PM

4. They're just Palestinian mongrels right, who cares?

Israel doesn't consider Palestinians to be human. Which allows them to commit massacre upon massacre on Palestinians without guilt. It's disgusting.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 09:43 PM

10. Probably could have destroyed the tunnels

from the Israeli side with few if any casualities. Send down some army sappers to clear them out, lay exposives, and then remotely detonate.

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Response to moondust (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 12:24 AM

17. I posted at JP the other day

And was unsurprised to see it was deleted.
The point I made was that Jews in the Warsaw ghetto during WW2 built tunnels to smuggle goods and to attack the Germans. Why were the Palestinian tunnels "terror tunnels" when in effect they were doing exactly the same thing. Racism, pure and simple.

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Response to fingrin (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 12:51 AM

18. How soon some forget.

Although technically the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto were probably trying to attack the occupying German army rather than the local Polish population. I believe the Gaza tunnels were being used to attack Israeli civilians so naturally the Israeli gov't was eventually going to put an end to it. It's their heavy-handed methods and unnecessary carnage that trouble me.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 12:16 AM

16. Even without Gaza, Israel killed more than 2X the number of Palesinians in 2014 than in 2013.

 

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 06:23 AM

19. I'm willing to bet that they could have killed them all and the republicans would still support

them entirely.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 11:37 PM

20. 250,000 syrians dead

 

in fact, more syrians have been killed in the past 4 or so years. then the entire wars between israel and all its arab neighboors since 1948. This doesn't include the millions that saddamn has killed or the other massacres including the first syrian civil war in the early 80s..

but see.. when 250 quarter million syrian muslims die.. because other muslims are doing the killing no one bats an eye.. but if israel a LIBERAL PRO GAY RIGHTS COUNTRY who provides free health care to ALL its citizens defends itself against extreme radical hamas who uses human shields to hide behind. executes gays , political oppositions,prisoners.... then statics suddenly matter..

Of course ethnic cleansing is a great topic as well.. Many speak of the Palestinian ethnic cleansing even though the reason 20 percent of israels population is arab is because the jews never kicked out the palastanians. The ones that left, left because they thought israel would be destroyed in the war of 1948. They could have stayed and been a part of israel and been part of the 20 percent arabs that live in israel today.

but lets talk about ethnic cleansing.. the 1 MILLION JEWS whose homes, wealth, property, lively hood were taken in arab and muslim countries across the middle east. Does anyone speak of RIGHT OF RETURN for those jews? does anyone speak of the ethnic cleansing for those jews? the justice they deserve? NAHHHH.. see.. you can commit genocide against jews.. ethnic cleanse them.. commit anti semetic attacks agianst the them.. and the BEST the jews can expect.. is

a few people lighting candles in solidarity.. "ohhh those pooor jews they say.. oh those innocent jews they say.." but god help israel if it defends itself agaisnt murdering bastards like hamas, islamic jihad, hizbollah.. then suddenly.. wait a second.. the jews are defending themselves..

THATS NOT RIGHT.. how dare the jews defend themselves.. they need to live at the mercy of arab muslims who have been OH SO GREAT to them since 1500 years ago. see if israel JUST HANDED over there well being and country to the Palestinians and hamas and hizbollah.. then of course living as "minority jews" they would be protected.. and they would never be harmed. OH thats worked out great for them in the past.

I SUPPORT all liberal countries who defend themselves against radical religous fanatics.. the shit that is happening in indiana IS NO DIFFERENT then what the jews face from hamas and hizbollah.. i will not submit to crazy religous fanatics.. the crazy christian tea partiers here or the radicals in the middl east.

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