#vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • Rêves sionistes au pays du Cèdre, par Olivier Pironet (Le Monde diplomatique, décembre 2020)
    https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/mav/174/PIRONET/62476

    Entre 1982 et 2000, cette politique de « normalisation frontalière » mise en œuvre dans la zone méridionale occupée permet notamment aux Israéliens d’exploiter massivement les ressources agricoles et hydrauliques du pays du Cèdre, en particulier les eaux du Hasbani, avant qu’ils soient contraints de se retirer sous les coups de boutoir du Hezbollah. Le retrait est pourtant loin d’être totalement achevé. En 2020 [et jusqu’à present], Israël occupe toujours illégalement deux localités stratégiques au Liban sud : une zone agricole de trente kilomètres carrés, dite des « fermes de Chebaa », riche en eau et revendiquée par Beyrouth ; et le versant libanais de Ghajar, un village à cheval sur le Liban et le Golan syrien, saisi par l’armée israélienne lors de la guerre de 2006. Elles sont toutes deux situées au pied du mont Hermon, cet imposant château d’eau brigué par les sionistes depuis cent ans.

    #sionisme #vitrine_de_la_jungle #Liban #eau

  • Israel Saw Brutal Myanmar Regimes as a Business Opportunity, Documents Reveal - Israel News - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-10-06/ty-article-magazine/.highlight/israel-saw-brutal-myanmar-regimes-as-a-business-opportunity-documents-reveal/00000183-adbd-d5eb-a3af-fdbfb0c30000

    Newly declassified documents show how Israel armed, trained and for decades built up successive military regimes in Myanmar. A murderous civil war? Torture? Massacre? For Israel, it’s fertile ground for cooperation.

    #vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • Updated: Palestinian Child Dies From Heart Attack After Israeli Soldiers Chased Him In Bethlehem
    Sep 29, 2022 – – IMEMC News
    https://imemc.org/article/child-killed-after-falling-from-altitude-as-israel-soldiers-chased-him-in-bet

    Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a child, only seven years of age, has died from a heart attack after Israeli soldiers chased the terrified child to his home, accusing him and his brother of throwing stones at them.

    Initial reports indicated that the soldiers chased Rayyan Yasser Suleiman, 7, and many other schoolchildren when the army invaded Tuqu town, southeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, before he fell from an altitude and died.

    However, further investigations and testimonies, including one of his teachers, revealed that the soldiers literally scared the child to death when many soldiers stormed and ransacked his family’s home to abduct his brother.

    The Israeli army claimed the soldiers wanted “question the parents about a stone-throwing incident. However, it is not unusual for the Israeli occupation army to abduct and interrogate small children.

    The Health Ministry said Palestinian medics rushed Rayyan to the Emergency Department of Beit Jala governmental hospital, but he had no heartbeats, and all efforts to save his life failed.

    After the child’s death, many soldiers invaded his family’s home and ransacked it before interrogating his parents and other Palestinians.

    #Palestine_assassinée

  • Sabra Chatila : de l’imprudence à la préméditation | Dominique Vidal
    https://seenthis.net/messages/973016

    « Les massacres – ceux perpétrés par les Russes à Butcha, par les Hutus au Rwanda, par les Serbes à Srebrenica comme par les Israéliens à Deir Yassine, Tantoura, Kfar Kassem et Sabra et Chatila – sont un instrument de guerre utilisé par des pouvoirs criminels pour modifier la démographie et redéfinir les frontières communautaires. » Il ne s’agit pas, nous précise-t-elle, de « vengeances spontanées », mais de « plans stratégiques prémédités ».

    #vitrine_de_la_jungle

    • Sabra et Chatila : histoire d’un massacre anticipé par Israël
      https://www.mediapart.fr/journal/international/160922/sabra-et-chatila-histoire-d-un-massacre-anticipe-par-israel

      Il y a quarante ans, le 16 septembre 1982, commençait dans les camps de réfugiés palestiniens du Liban une orgie de viols et d’assassinats qui allait se poursuivre pendant trois jours. Cinq mois plus tard, une commission d’enquête gouvernementale concluait qu’aucun Israélien ne pouvait être tenu pour responsable des massacres. Un universitaire a découvert à Jérusalem, dans les archives officielles, une tout autre vérité…

      René Backmann | 16 septembre 2022 | Mediapart

      (...) Jusqu’à présent, ceux-ci pouvaient être accusés, au mieux, d’une criminelle et cynique passivité devant la boucherie perpétrée sous leurs yeux par leurs alliés libanais. Au pire, de complicité dans ce crime. Les chefs de l’armée et les dirigeants politiques d’Israël lors de la guerre du Liban peuvent désormais être tenus pour instigateurs ou co-instigateurs de ce crime. Du carnage par procuration, on est passé au massacre prémédité.

      Et l’accusation est d’autant plus irréfutable qu’elle provient de leurs propres archives dont certains dossiers, liés à la guerre du Liban, ont été déclassifiés après des décennies de secret. C’est un chercheur américain, Seth Anziska, spécialiste des relations entre juifs et musulmans à l’University College de Londres, qui a fait cette découverte explosive. Il y consacre une vingtaine de pages dans le livre qu’il a publié en 2018 aux États-Unis. Et une partie importante du fonds tiré de l’oubli est aujourd’hui accessible aux chercheurs grâce au lien publié par la New York Review of Books du 17 septembre 2018, en complément d’un long article de l’universitaire.

      On peut se demander d’ailleurs pourquoi ces révélations, authentifiées par de nombreux experts, américains et israéliens, n’ont pas – encore – provoqué la réouverture du dossier et du débat sur ces trois journées de tuerie dont l’horreur est inoubliable pour ceux, dont le signataire de ces lignes, qui découvrirent la scène de crime quelques heures après le départ des tueurs. (...)

  • What Historical Mossad Files Reveal About ’Israel’s Most Planned War’ - Israel News - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-09-08/ty-article-magazine/.premium/israels-most-planned-war-historical-mossad-file-details-lebanon-policy/00000183-1dce-d11f-a1e3-5fde579b0000

    How the IDF called the shots, meals at the Gemayels, and the remiss sale of weapons: The spy agency document revealing Israel’s work in Lebanon between the 1950s and the run-up to the First Lebanon War

    “It was Israel’s most planned war,” states an official Mossad document. “The preparations had already begun in mid-1981, and they gained momentum towards the end of that year. In January of 1982, Ariel Sharon met the Christian leadership – and said to Pierre Gemayel: ‘We are embarking on a full-scale war and that as a result of it, there ought to be change in Lebanon-Israel relations.’’

    This account appears in a document submitted to the High Court of Justice by the Prime Minister’s Office – which is responsible for the activity of the Mossad spy agency – and released for publication this week. The state submitted “passages that have been approved for exposure,” unsigned and undated, in response to a court petition aiming to shed light on the connection between the Mossad and the Christian militias in Lebanon, which led to the massacre at the Sabra and Chatila refugee camps in Beirut in September of 1982. The petition was filed by attorney Eitay Mack.

    In the document, the Israeli military is described as the body that effectively dictated policy on Lebanon, and not the elected government. “We have the Lebanese to do what we want them to do,” the document states. “That is the asset we have, now tell us what to do with it. Because the state isn’t all that organized in its decision-making, the ones who told us what to do with the asset wasn’t [Prime Minister Menachem] Begin, and the government, but rather the military.”

    The document describes Israel’s military involvement in Lebanon’s affairs from the 1950s to the preparations for the First Lebanon War at the beginning of the 1980s. The connection was first created in 1958, at the request of the Lebanese president at the time, Camille Chamoun, who feared falling from power, in coordination with the Shah’s regime in Iran, which was sending arms to Lebanon by plane.

    In 1975, upon the outbreak of the civil war in Lebanon, Chamoun, a Maronite Christian and by then no longer president, again appealed to Israel for aid. Even then, according to the document, Israel did not consider the repercussions of selling the arms, some of which had originated in the Soviet Union and had been captured in the Yom Kippur War, and of the military training the Lebanese subsequently received. “There were no far-reaching diplomatic talks with the Christians, there was no profound discussion,” according to the document. The formula being used, it states, was the correct one: “We will help the Christians help themselves.” However, admits the author of the document, “we did not always see the interests involved correctly.”

    The connection that began with Chamoun broadened to other Maronite figures, among them the leader of the Al-Tanzim (literally “The Organization”) militia, Georges Adwan, and the head of the Guardians of the Cedars militia Étienne Saqr. On one occasion, according to the document, “[a]t the beginning of 1976 on a very rainy, stormy night, a boat that had apparently come down from Lebanon was in distress and was captured by the IDF. On the deck were three Lebanese. This group was coming to Israel with the intention of meeting with the Israeli leadership to ask for aid.”

    The document tells two versions of the beginnings of the direct contact between the Israeli military and the Lebanese Christians. In one version, direct contact had already been established in 1975, while in the other version it began in 1976 with a visit by a delegation from the intelligence and operational branches of the Mossad to study “in an unmediated way what is happening in the war between those sects.” Among the representatives named is Benjamin Ben Eliezer, at the time a liaison officer to southern Lebanon and subsequently the head of Military Intelligence and eventually a Labor Party Knesset member and cabinet minister.

    “We visited command posts of the Phalangists and the Chamounists, we had an additional meeting with Bashir Gemayel at his parents’ home in the village,” the document states. “As we were enjoying a meal, Amine Gemayel showed up in uniform from the front. He was very reserved with us, and barely agreed to shake our hands.” Subsequently, the Mossad took the lead in the responsibility for the meetings, but the document makes it clear that “everyone spoke with everyone.”

    The method of transferring the arms is described in the document as “shipments that were loaded onto rafts of a sort that carried quantities of arms. We would arrive on a given night with two shipments, and in the third stage we refined it even more. We were suppliers, we sailed back and forth.” The arsenal that was transferred included 6,000 M16 rifles and 1,000 bullets for each rifle; 40 120 mm mortars with 300 shells for each of them, and 100 81 mm mortars with 200 shells for each.

    In response to the petition, which was filed in 2020, the Mossad initially claimed it had difficulty locating the historical documents concerning its activity in Lebanon. Subsequently the documents were shown to Supreme Court President Esther Hayut, and she determined that some of the documents could harm Israel’s security if they were published, but asked the Mossad to re-examine whether it might be possible to uncover some of the material. The petition was dismissed last April, and this week the Mossad published the document.

    According to Eitay Mack, the petitioner: “It’s a fascinating decision by the Mossad to reveal this document, even though it isn’t clear why.” The document suggests, he says, that “the massacre at Sabra and Chatila was one event in a chain of massacres, executions, abductions, disappearances, amputations and abuse of corpses carried out by the Christian militias. The clandestine affair must come to light and enable discussion and drawing of public conclusions that might prevent continued support by the Mossad and the State of Israel for security forces and militias around the world that commit atrocities. However, the Mossad still believes it has the right to continue to conceal information concerning this from the public.”

    #sionisme #vitrine_de_la_jungle
    #Liban
    #milices
    #Liban

  • Pourquoi se torcher avec le gaz ? | Connaître les énergies

    https://www.connaissancedesenergies.org/questions-et-reponses-energies/pourquoi-torche-t-du-gaz

    Au total, près de 145 milliards de m3 de gaz seraient torchés chaque année dans le monde, soit davantage que les consommations annuelles de gaz de l’Allemagne et de la France cumulées. La Russie, l’Irak et l’Iran comptaient, à eux trois, pour près de 39% des volumes mondiaux de gaz torché en 2018.

    [alors que]

    le gaz peut être utilisé pour actionner une turbine électrique et satisfaire une partie des besoins énergétiques du site de production [ou d’ailleurs].

    merci @sombre !

    #vitrine_de_la_jungle ?

    • Remarque, il y a encore mieux pour réchauffer l’atmosphère. Au lieu de « torcher » le gaz, on le laisse s’échapper tout simplement :

      Le torchage du gaz (« flaring » en anglais) se pratique principalement faute d’infrastructures de traitement et de transport (gazoduc ou unité de liquéfaction) qui permettraient sa commercialisation. Ces infrastructures sont différentes de celles utilisées pour le pétrole et leur rentabilité n’est pas assurée si les volumes de gaz associé sont faibles ou si les zones d’exploitation sont très reculées(1).
      Le gaz est parfois aussi rejeté dans l’atmosphère sans être brûlé (« venting » en anglais). C’est la pire des solutions car on remet directement dans l’atmosphère du méthane, gaz à effet de serre au potentiel de réchauffement très supérieur à celui du CO2 produit par le torchage (aux côtés d’hydrocarbures volatils).

  • Al-Haq الحق sur Twitter :
    https://twitter.com/alhaq_org/status/1561274072029356032

    Breaking: Al-Haq’s G.D., Shawan Jabarin received a threatening call this morning from a person claiming to be from the (Shabak), requesting Shawan for interrogation & making threats of imprisonment & other measures if Al-Haq continues its work. We urge for immediate protection.

    #terrorisme #vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • L’armée israélienne ferme les bureaux de sept ONG palestiniennes - rtbf.be
    https://www.rtbf.be/article/l-armee-israelienne-ferme-les-bureaux-de-sept-ong-palestiniennes-11049888

    +972 Magazine sur Twitter :
    https://twitter.com/972mag/status/1560182609761783808

    The operation was carried out just hours after Israel’s West Bank military commander dismissed the NGOs’ formal appeals to cancel the designations.

    This marks a severe turn in Israel’s persecution of Palestinian civil society, pursued with more gall and impunity than ever.

    #vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • En Cisjordanie, la violence des colons israéliens explose
    https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2022/07/25/en-cisjordanie-la-violence-des-colons-israeliens-explose_6136069_3210.html

    Fin mai, le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations unies rapportait que 71 Palestiniens avaient été blessés par des colons depuis janvier. « 2022 est la pire année », juge Abboud Al-Sharif, coordinateur terrain de l’ONG Première Urgence internationale (PUI), qui intervient auprès des communautés palestiniennes victimes de la violence des colons en Cisjordanie.

    « Toutes les régions sont touchées »

    Selon lui, les attaques sur les personnes et les biens ont doublé depuis 2020. Autrefois, les agressions avaient surtout lieu la nuit, sur des petites routes, dans des zones sous contrôle total israélien. Plus maintenant : « Toutes les régions sont touchées », dit-il. Certaines attaques sont coordonnées entre colonies. Parfois, elles se font avec le soutien de militaires. Dans une réponse au Monde, l’armée israélienne dément s’associer à de telles actions. Ces pratiques ont pourtant été mises en évidence, notamment sur la base de témoignages d’anciens soldats publiés par l’ONG de vétérans Breaking the Silence.

    Le portable vissé à l’oreille, le maire de Huwara, Maïn Dumaidi, accueille les visiteurs sans interrompre sa conversation, les yeux rivés sur les collines du sud de Naplouse que l’on aperçoit depuis la fenêtre. « Il y a une attaque en cours, au rond-point, un peu plus haut », s’excuse-t-il. Des colons ont frappé l’un de ses employés qui aidait à la circulation, un handicapé clairement identifiable avec son gilet jaune fluo, et l’ont aspergé de gaz lacrymogène. Il a été transporté à l’hôpital. Les quelque 7 000 Palestiniens de la ville vivent cernés par cinq colonies israéliennes, illégales aux yeux du #droit_international. Ils partagent le même axe, la route 60, qui traverse la bourgade du nord au sud, avec l’armée et les colons.

    Il vous reste 63.99% de cet article à lire. La suite est réservée aux abonnés.

    #paywall

    #apartheid #sionisme #vitrine_de_la_jungle #impunité #complicité « #communauté_internationale »
    #Palestine

    • https://twitter.com/patrice_leclerc/status/1551541755849457665/photo/1

      Depuis Mai, ces grands carrefours embouteillés sont le théâtre d’une bataile des drapeaux : des colons israéliens tentent de décrocher la bannière palestinienne ; en réponse, les habitants en accrochant toujours plus. L’armée israélienne rapporte “ une augmentation des incidents impliquants des jets de pierre sur des véhicules israéliens” dans la zone, sans faire mention des violences des colons dénoncés par de nombreux témoins. ” “ C’est quotidien ! Ce n’était pas comme ça il y a 5 ans ” s’indigne le maire (...)

      Stratégie de harcèlement
      Sur le terrain, ce gouvernement est bien pire ” que ceux du pourtant très à droite Benyamin Nétanyahou pendant toute la décennie précédente, abonde Anthony Dutemple [ chef de mission à Première Urgence internationale (PUI) ] , Il fustige l’impunité dont bénéficie Israel sur la scène internationale : “ Tout augmente : la nombre de colons, les violences et ... les condamnations européennes, mais elles ne sont suivies d’aucun effet ! Il faut des actions concrètes, on ne peut pas se contenter de faire des tweets. ” Sur le terrain, les attaques ont des conséquences concrètes. Dans la bourgade d’At-Tuwni à l’extrême sud de la Cisjordanie, on vit “ dans la terreur , glisse Salwa Rabai, 26 ans. S’il y a un petit bruit à la porte, d’un coup je suis vidée de mes forces, je ne tiens plus debout ”.
      Face aux menaces de violences, les habitants ont crée “ des groupes sur Whatsapp ou Messenger, Si quelque chose arrive, on envoie un message et les jeunes débarquent, à plusieurs, pour nous défendre ” affirme la jeune Palestinienne. Lors d’ateliers organisés par PUI, elle retrouve d’autres femmes, qui viennent accompagnées de leurs enfants : “ Qui sait ce qui se passer en mon absence ” explique Feriel Ghissamou, 36 ans. Sa famille a perdu 4 bêtes, égorgées par les colons. Cette stratégie de harcèlement finit par l’emporter. Comme à Ras AL-Tin au nord-est de Ramallah, où plusieurs familles de bédouins ont fui, mi-juillet , après l’intensification des attaques contre eux. Aux alentours, une dizaine d’avant-postes sauvages avaient été érigés ces dernières années.
      Clothilde Mraffko

  • Israël attise une guerre civile contre ses citoyens palestiniens | Middle East Eye édition française
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/opinion-fr/israel-attise-guerre-civile-contre-citoyens-palestiniens-colons-milic

    « Tout ce qui ne peut être réglé par la violence peut être réglé par plus de violence encore »

    #vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • La journaliste Shireen Abu Akleh tuée par un tir des forces de sécurité israéliennes, selon l’ONU
    Publié le : 24/06/2022
    https://www.france24.com/fr/moyen-orient/20220624-la-journaliste-shireen-abu-akleh-tu%C3%A9e-par-un-tir-des-forces-

    La journaliste palestino-américaine Shireen Abu Akleh a été tuée le 11 mai par un tir des forces de défense israéliennes, a conclu le Haut-commissariat de l’ONU aux droits de l’Homme. Israël a cependant réaffirmé ensuite qui était « impossible » de déterminer comment la journaliste avait été tué.

    Le Haut-commissariat de l’ONU aux droits de l’Homme a affirmé, vendredi 24 juin, que la journaliste palestino-américaine Shireen Abu Akleh avait été tuée le 11 mai par un tir des forces de défense israéliennes.

    « Toutes les informations que nous avons recueillies – y compris de l’armée israélienne et du procureur général palestinien – corrobore le fait que les tirs qui ont tué Madame Abu Akleh, et blessé son collègue Ali Sammoudi provenait des forces de sécurité israéliennes et non de tirs indiscriminés de palestiniens armés comme l’affirmaient initialement les autorités israéliennes », a déclaré Ravina Shamdasani, lors d’un point-presse à Genève.

    « Nous n’avons trouvé aucune information suggérant qu’il y ait eu une quelconque activité de Palestiniens armés à proximité des journalistes », a-t-elle souligné, estimant qu’il était « profondément troublant que les autorités israéliennes n’aient pas ouvert d’enquête judiciaire ».

    #Shireen_Abu_Akleh
    https://twitter.com/LatuffCartoons/status/1540460434234527757

  • B’Tselem בצלם بتسيلم sur Twitter : “Life’s routine under the Israeli apartheid regime, Hebron: soldiers detained Salwa Sidr, a 13-year-old, on charges of possessing a knife. They threatened to handcuff her, took her in for questioning and only released her after she admitted to peeling a cucumber on her doorstep. https://t.co/WSB8zlQ5QX” / Twitter
    https://twitter.com/btselem/status/1538834804409520128


    https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1538815785174552581/vid/1280x720/J1ewid9HaUYF4dQ2.mp4?tag=14

    #vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • Huge scale and impact of Israeli incursions over Lebanon skies revealed | Lebanon | The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/09/huge-scale-and-impact-of-israeli-incursions-over-lebanon-skies-revealed
    https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/401f82c696b169575b6a60d550e7d3021e5a0d8b/516_11_2783_1671/master/2783.jpg?width=1200&height=630&quality=85&auto=format&fit=crop&overlay-ali

    Perhaps less understood is the psychological effect of foreign warplanes dominating the skies above a civilian population. They often fly at low altitudes that cause alarm and panic.

    #Liban

  • Matthew Teller sur Twitter : “They absolutely will not tolerate anybody displaying that flag for even one minute without intervening violently and in force. We see the same reaction from agents of the state in Moscow and Hong Kong. https://t.co/CUrPgtXXSv” / Twitter
    https://twitter.com/matthewteller/status/1530926000741269505

    #sionisme #vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • Palestine occupée : la journaliste Shireen Abu Akleh assassinée par les troupes d’occupation
    11 May 2022 | Par Al-Jazeera | Traduction : Chronique de Palestine
    https://www.chroniquepalestine.com/palestine-occupee-journaliste-shireen-abu-akleh-assassinee-par-t

    Les forces israéliennes d’occupation ont abattu Shireen Abu Akleh d’un tir à la tête alors qu’elle était en mission à Jénine en Cisjordanie occupée.

    Les forces israéliennes ont abattu la journaliste d’Al Jazeera Shireen Abu Akleh en Cisjordanie occupée, selon le ministère palestinien de la Santé.

    Elle a été touchée par un tir à balle réelle mercredi alors qu’elle couvrait des raids israéliens dans la ville de Jénine et a été transportée d’urgence à l’hôpital dans un état critique, selon le ministère et des journalistes d’Al Jazeera.

    Elle a été déclarée morte à l’hôpital, a indiqué le ministère.

    Les circonstances de sa mort ne sont pas encore connues dans le détail, mais des vidéos de l’incident montrent qu’Abu Akleh a reçu une balle dans la tête, a déclaré Nida Ibrahim d’Al Jazeera.

    « Ce que nous savons pour l’instant, c’est que le ministère palestinien de la Santé a annoncé sa mort. Shireen Abu Akleh, couvrait les événements qui se déroulaient à Jénine, en particulier un raid israélien dans la ville, située au nord de la Cisjordanie occupée, lorsqu’elle a été touchée par une balle dans la tête », a déclaré Ibrahim, s’exprimant depuis la ville palestinienne de Ramallah. .

    « Comme vous pouvez l’imaginer, c’est un choc pour les journalistes qui ont travaillé avec elle. »

    S’exprimant à travers les larmes, Ibrahim a déclaré qu’Abu Akleh était une « journaliste très respectée » qui travaille avec Al Jazeera depuis le début de la deuxième Intifada palestinienne en 2000.

    Un autre journaliste palestinien a également été touché d’une balle réelle dans le dos, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé. Ali Samoudi, qui travaille pour le journal al-Quds basé à Jérusalem, serait dans un état stable.

    Le chef du bureau d’Al Jazeera à Ramallah, Walid al-Omary, a déclaré qu’il n’y avait pas eu de tirs de combattants armés palestiniens, contestant une déclaration israélienne faisant référence à cette possibilité. (...)


    #Palestine_assassinée
    #Shireen_Abu_Akleh

    • Cisjordanie : la journaliste Shireen Abu Akleh tuée lors d’affrontements - Le Point
      https://www.lepoint.fr/monde/la-journaliste-shireen-abu-akleh-tuee-par-un-tir-de-l-armee-israelienne-11-0

      « L’armée [israélienne] mène une enquête sur ces événements et envisage la possibilité que les journalistes aient été atteints par des hommes armés palestiniens »

      #sionisme #criminel #vitrine_de_la_jungle
      #impunité #complicité

    • Al Jazeera reporter shot, killed by Israeli forces in West Bank city of Jenin
      May 11, 2022 - Quds News Network
      https://qudsnen.co/al-jazeera-reporter-shot-killed-by-israeli-forces-in-west-bank-city-of-jenin

      (...) Another journalist identified as Ali Asmoadi who works for the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds newspaper was also shot in the back by Israeli live bullet during the same raid and he is in a stable condition.

      Middle East Eye reporter Shatha Hanaysha said she and a group of six journalists, including Abu Akleh, were together when they came under fire by Israeli occupation snipers and that there was no fighting in the area.

      The [Israeli] gunfire didn’t stop. Although Shereen was lying on the ground, the gunfire didn’t even stop. People also couldn’t reach her from the other side,” Hanaysha said.

      “People were trying to reach her, even the private vehicle that took her to the hospital was hardly able to reach her [due to the continuing Israeli gunfire]”

      “One young man jumped off a wall and pulled me out. He then pulled Shereen out. This proved to me that we, journalists, were deliberately targeted,” Hanaysha confirmed.

      “We were a group of journalists. We were wearing a press vest. Until this moment, I’m still in my press vest. Shereen was even wearing a press-marked helmet. She was wearing a helmet.”

      “This means he who fired at her was intending to shoot her in an area of her body that’s uncovered. I consider what happened an assassination of all of us, journalists.”

      “If my colleague Mujahed and I had tried to reach her, we would’ve been directly targeted by gunfire. People were warning us that the [Israeli] snipers were not far away from us. We were opposite to the building where the Israeli snipers were positioned. This man was present there and he told us that the snipers were there. He was seeing them. The Israeli soldiers were opposite to us and were seeing us.”

      “We were standing in an area where the soldiers could identify us as journalists. I told one of my colleagues: “let’s go out of this area.””

      “But he insisted that we remained in the same area so that the soldiers could identify us as journalists.”

      “And then we would advance. We stood in an area opposite to the Israeli soldiers. We stood as a group and then we advanced. The gunfire started after we reached an area where we could not pull back.”

      “This means that if the gunfire was not aimed at our killing, then the snipers would’ve started the gunfire before we reached that area,” Hanaysha said.

      “What we know for now is that the Palestinian Health Ministry has announced her death. Shereen Abu Akleh, was covering the events unfolding in Jenin, specifically an Israeli raid the city, which is north of the occupied West Bank, when she was hit by a bullet to the head,” Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim said, speaking from the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

      “As you can imagine, this is a shock to the journalists who have been working with her.”

      Speaking through tears, Ibrahim said Abu Akleh was a “very well respected journalist” who has been working with Al Jazeera since the beginning of the second Palestinian Intifada in 2000.

      Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in Ramallah, Walid al-Omary, said that there had been no shooting carried out by Palestinians, disputing an Israeli statement that claimed the possibility.

    • EU condemns Israel’s killing of Al Jazeera reporter, calls to “independent investigation”
      May 11, 2022 - Quds News Network
      https://qudsnen.co/eu-condemns-israels-killing-of-al-jazeera-reporter-calls-to-independent-inve

      Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The European Union expressed on Wednesday shock by Israel’s killing of Al Jazeera journalist, Shereen Abu Aqleh, calling for a “swift and independent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

      “Shocked by the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqla who was reporting on ISF incursions in Jenin. We express our deepest condolences to her family and call for a swift and independent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the EU Delegation to the Palestinians tweeted today.

      “Imperative to ensure the safety and protection of journalists covering conflicts.”

    • Reporter killed in Israeli raid was U.S. citizen; ambassador urges ’thorough investigation’
      Jack KhouryNir Hasson May. 11, 2022 10:44 AM -Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/al-jazeera-reporter-killed-in-jenin-was-u-s-citizen-ambassador-urges-invest

      Shereen Abu Akleh, an al Jazeera reporter killed on Wednesday while covering an Israeli military raid in Jenin, was an American citizen, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides said.

      “Very sad to learn of the death of American and Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh,” Nides tweeted. “I encourage a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death and the injury of at least one other journalist today in Jenin.”

      The European Union Delegation to the Palestinians called for an independent investigation into the incident in order to “bring the perpetrators to justice.” (...)

    • @LinahAlsaafin
      11:28 AM · 11 mai 2022
      https://twitter.com/LinahAlsaafin/status/1524319721050542080

      Warning: Graphic video
      Clearly depicts continued Israeli firing after Shireen Abu Akleh went down. Screams of “Ambulance”. One man tries to retrieve Shireen, others scream at him to move back from Israeli sniper range.

      https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1524316985936523270/pu/vid/848x464/oq3auKfXMfuj_I7D.mp4?tag=12

      other journalist in video, Shatha Hanaysha, is paralyzed with fear and can’t reach Shireen bc of the sniper.

      “I couldn’t even extend my arm to pull her because of the shots,” Hanaysha said. “The one that killed her intended to bc he shot at area of body that was not protected.”

    • B’Tselem בצלם بتسيلم
      @btselem
      1:10 PM · 11 mai 2022
      https://twitter.com/btselem/status/1524346246743396355

      This morning, B’Tselem’s field researcher in Jenin documented the exact locations in which the Palestinian gunman depicted in a video distributed by the Israeli army, fired, as well as the exact location in which Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed.
      https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1524344718800433152/pu/vid/640x360/wK5-AyUmml-sLQJb.mp4?tag=12

      Location where journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed:
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/32%C2%B027'49.9%22N+35%C2%B017'02.3%22E/@32.4638611,35.285184,866m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x6d6a2a88db79175!7e2!8m2!3d32.4638721!4d35.
      Balat Al Shuhada’, Jenin

      Location of armed Palestinian firing in video distributed by Israeli army:
      https://www.google.com/maps/place/32%C2%B027'40.6%22N+35%C2%B017'01.7%22E/@32.4612778,35.2850966,866m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x59595f70b847a1e0!7e2!8m2!3d32.4612725!4d35

      Documentation of Palestinian gunfire distributed by Israeli military cannot be the gunfire that killed Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

    • Shireen Abu Akleh killing: media deflect responsibility away from Israel
      https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2022/05/11/the-media-absolves-israeli-forces-of-responsibility-for-killing-shireen-ab
      https://www.thecanary.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Palestine-layer.jpg

      Israeli forces have killed an Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank. They shot Shireen Abu Akleh in the head while she was reporting on a raid they were carrying out. Already, the corporate media has absolved Israeli forces of responsibility for her killing.

    • Mort de Shireen Abu Akleh : les vidéos et la géolocalisation réfutent les allégations israéliennes | Middle East Eye édition française
      https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/actu-et-enquetes/palestine-mort-shireen-abu-akleh-videos-geolocalisation-refutent-alle

      L’analyse des vidéos, images et récits des témoins oculaires de la mort de la reporter d’Al Jazeera discrédite les allégations israéliennes selon lesquelles elle aurait été touchée par des tirs palestiniens

    • Is blood of iconic journalist redder than blood of anonymous Palestinians?
      Gideon Levy | May 11, 2022 | Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-killing-of-shireen-abu-akleh-now-you-re-appalled-1.10793446

      Is blood of iconic journalist redder than blood of anonymous Palestinians?

      The relative horror expressed over the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh is justified and necessary. It is also belated and self-righteous. Now you’re appalled? The blood of a famous journalist, no matter how brave and experienced she was – and she was – is no redder than the blood of an anonymous high school student who was traveling home in a taxi full of women in this same Jenin a month ago when she was killed by gunfire from Israeli soldiers.

      That is how Hanan Khadour was killed. Then, too, the military spokesman tried to cast doubt on the shooters’ identity: “The matter is being examined.” A month has passed, and this “examination” has yielded nothing, and never will – but the doubts were planted, and they sprouted in the Israeli fields of denial and suppression, where no one actually cares about the fate of a 19-year-old Palestinian girl, and the country’s dead conscience is silenced again. Is there a single crime committed by the military that the right and the establishment will ever accept responsibility for? Just one?

      Abu Akleh seems to be another story: an internationally known journalist. Just this past Sunday a more local journalist, Basel al-Adra, was attacked by Israeli soldiers in the South Hebron Hills, and no one cared. And a couple days ago, two Israelis who attacked journalists during the Gaza war last May were sentenced to 22 months in prison. What punishment will be meted out to soldiers who killed, if indeed they did, Abu Akleh? And what punishment was given to whoever decided on and carried out the despicable bombing of the Associated Press offices in Gaza during the fighting last year? Has anyone paid for this crime? And what about the 13 journalists who were killed during the Gaza war in 2014? And the medical personnel who were killed during demonstrations at the Gaza border fence, including 21-year-old Razan al-Najjar, who was shot dead by soldiers while wearing her white uniform? No one has been punished. Such things will always be covered by a cloud of blind justification and automatic immunity for the military and worship of its soldiers.

      Even if the smoking Israeli bullet that killed Abu Akleh is found, and even if footage is found that shows the face of the shooter, he will be treated by Israelis as a hero who is above all suspicion. It’s tempting to write that if innocent Palestinians must be killed by Israeli soldiers, better for them to be well-known and holders of U.S. passports, like Abu Akleh. At least then the U.S. State Department will voice a little displeasure – but not too much – about the senseless killing of one of its citizens by the soldiers of one of its allies.

      At the time of writing, it was still unclear who killed Abu Akleh. This is Israel’s propaganda achievement – sowing doubts, which Israelis are quick to grab onto as fact and justification, though the world does not believe them and is usually correct. When the young Palestinian boy Mohammed al-Dura was killed in 2000, Israeli propaganda also tried to blur the identity of his killers; it never proved its claims, and no one bought them. Past experience shows that the soldiers who killed the young woman in a taxi are the same soldiers who might kill a journalist. It’s the same spirit; they are permitted to shoot as they please. Those who weren’t punished for Hanan’s killing continued with Shireen.

      But the crime begins long before the shooting. The crime starts with the raiding of every town, refugee camp, village and bedroom in the West Bank every night, when necessary but mainly when not necessary. The military correspondents will always say that this was done for the sake of “arresting suspects,” without specifying which suspects and what they’re suspected of, and resistance to these incursions will always be seen as “a breach of order” – the order in which the military can do as it pleases and the Palestinians cannot do anything, certainly not show any resistance.

      Abu Akleh died a hero, doing her job. She was a braver journalist than all Israeli journalists put together. She went to Jenin, and many other occupied places, where they have rarely if ever visited, and now they must bow their heads in respect and mourning. They also should have stopped spreading the propaganda spread by the military and government regarding the identity of her killers. Until proven otherwise, beyond any shadow of a doubt, the default conclusion must be: the Israeli military killed Shireen Abu Akleh.

  • شنشون sur Twitter : https://twitter.com/humanprovince/status/1521141668111695876

    Good reporting on Americans trying to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from Jerusalem and getting a tax break for their efforts

    Americans in Jerusalem Are Helping Kick Out Palestinians - YouTube
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kbPnF8Hvj0I

    What’s a guy from Virginia doing building a fence outside a Palestinian family’s house?

    In exclusive footage obtained by AJ+, a group of Americans were filmed installing wiring and a fence around the land just outside the Salem family home in occupied East Jerusalem.

    The incident happened just days after the family was served an eviction notice by settlers who are linked to U.S. charities .

    #états-unis #sionisme #vitrine_de_la_jungle #crimes #sans_vergogne

  • AJ+ sur Twitter : “Sick of the way Western news media talk about his people and the abuses they suffer, this Palestinian activist is calling out the networks. m7mdkurd is facing forced expulsion from his home by Israeli settlers. He wants to see U.S. networks reflect the realities he sees.” / Twitter
    https://twitter.com/ajplus/status/1518077772953837568

    https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1397976488901636103/vid/640x360/6nZcocQSdxqrO0lU.mp4?tag=14

    #sionisme #vitrine_de_la_jungle
    #Palestine

  • UN expert warns Israeli crackdown will fuel more violence, urges international response | OHCHR
    https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2022/04/un-expert-warns-israeli-crackdown-will-fuel-more-violence-urges

    The reported incidents of settler violence towards Palestinians or their property in 2021 was the highest since statistics were first gathered in 2017. And the number of Palestinian homes demolished as a result of Israeli orders in 2021 was the most since 2016.

    “Israel has chosen to deepen its occupation through the establishment of 300 settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in violation of international law, where 700,000 Israeli Jewish settlers live with full legal and political citizenship rights amidst five million stateless and rightless Palestinians,” Lynk said.

    “A permanent occupation – a legal oxymoron – provides the Palestinians with no political horizon and no hope, only the despair of more of the same.”

    #sionisme #criminel #impunité #vitrine_de_la_jungle

  • WATCH: The dark past and present of the Jewish National Fund - +972 Magazine
    https://www.972mag.com/video-jnf-palestinians-israel

    Massive wildfires in the Jerusalem hills uncovered both the ecological dangers of the JNF’s afforestation project and the vestiges of Palestinian life from before 1948, which the organization deliberately buried under those forests after Israel’s founding.

    #vol #vitrine_de_la_jungle #sionisme

  • There’s a mass Palestinian grave at a popular Israeli beach, veterans confess - Israel News - Haaretz.com
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT.MAGAZINE-there-s-a-mass-palestinian-grave-at-a-popular-i

    The Israeli veterans of the 1948 battle at Tantura village finally come clean about the mass killing of Arabs that took place after the village’s surrender

    #vitrine_de_la_jungle #sionisme

    • There’s a mass Palestinian grave at a popular Israeli beach, veterans confess

      The Israeli veterans of the 1948 battle at Tantura village finally come clean about the mass killing of Arabs that took place after the village’s surrender

      Adam Raz - Jan. 20, 2022- Haaretz.com
      https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT.MAGAZINE-there-s-a-mass-palestinian-grave-at-a-popular-i

      “They silenced it,” the former combat soldier Moshe Diamant says, trying to be spare with his words. “It mustn’t be told, it could cause a whole scandal. I don’t want to talk about it, but it happened. What can you do? It happened.”

      Twenty-two years have passed since the furor erupted over the account of what occurred during the conquest by Israeli troops of the village of Tantura, north of Caesarea on the Mediterranean coast, in the War of Independence. The controversy sprang up in the wake of a master’s thesis written by an Israeli graduate student named Theodore Katz, that contained testimony about atrocities perpetrated by the Alexandroni Brigade against Arab prisoners of war. The thesis led to the publication of an article in the newspaper Maariv headlined “The Massacre at Tantura.” Ultimately, a libel suit filed against Katz by veterans of the brigade induced him to retract his account of a massacre.

      For years, Katz’s findings were archived, and discussion of the episode took the form of a professional debate between historians. Until now. Now, at the age of 90 and up, a number of combat soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces’ brigade have admitted that a massacre did indeed take place in 1948 at Tantura – today’s popular Dor Beach, adjacent to Kibbutz Nahsholim. The former soldiers describe different scenes in different ways, and the number of villagers who were shot to death can’t be established. The numbers arising from the testimonies range from a handful who were killed, to many dozens. According to one testimony, provided by a resident of Zichron Yaakov who helped bury the victims, the number of dead exceeded 200, though this high figure does not have corroboration.

      According to Diamant, speaking now, villagers were shot to death by a “savage” using a submachine gun, at the conclusion of the battle. He adds that in connection with the libel suit in 2000, the former soldiers tacitly understood that they would pretend that nothing unusual had occurred after the village’s conquest. “We didn’t know, we didn’t hear. Of course everyone knew. They all knew.”

      Another combat soldier, Haim Levin, now relates that a member of the unit went over to a group of 15 or 20 POWs “and killed them all.” Levin says he was appalled, and he spoke to his buddies to try to find out what was going on. “You have no idea how many [of us] those guys have killed,” he was told.

      Another combat soldier in the brigade, Micha Vitkon, talked about an officer “who in later years was a big man in the Defense Ministry. With his pistol he killed one Arab after another. He was a bit disturbed, and that was a symptom of his disturbance.” According to Vitkon, the soldier did what he did because the prisoners refused to divulge where they had hidden the remaining weapons in the village.

      Another combat soldier described a different incident that occurred there: “It’s not nice to say this. They put them into a barrel and shot them in the barrel. I remember the blood in the barrel.” One of the soldiers summed up by saying that the his comrades-in-arms simply didn’t behave like human beings in the village – and then resumed his silence.

      These and other testimonies appear in an impressive documentation project of the director Alon Schwarz. His documentary film “Tantura,” which will be screened twice this weekend online as part of the Sundance Film festival in Utah, would seem to undo the version that took root following the libel suit and Katz’s apology. Even though the testimonies of the soldiers in the film (some of them recorded by Katz, some by Schwarz) were given in broken sentences, in fragments of confessions, the overall picture is clear: Soldiers in the Alexandroni Brigade massacred unarmed men after the battle had concluded.

      In fact, the testimony Katz collected was not presented to the court during the libel trial, which was settled midway through the proceedings. Listening to those recordings suggests that if the court had probed them at the time, Katz would not have been impelled to apologize. Often what the soldiers told him was only hinted at and partial, but together it added up to an unequivocal truth.

      “What do you want?” asked Shlomo Ambar, who would rise to the rank of brigadier general and head of Civil Defense, the forerunner of today’s Home Front Command. “For me to be a delicate soul and speak in poetry? I moved aside. That’s all. Enough.” Ambar, speaking in the film, made it clear that the events in the village had not been to his liking, “but because I didn’t speak out then, there is no reason for me to talk about it today.”

      One of the grimmest testimonies in Schwarz’s film is that of Amitzur Cohen, who talked about his first months as a combat soldier in the war: “I was a murderer. I didn’t take prisoners.” Cohen relates that if a squad of Arab soldiers was standing with their hands raised, he would shoot them all. How many Arabs did he kill outside the framework of the battles? “I didn’t count. I had a machine gun with 250 bullets. I can’t say how many.”

      The Alexandroni Brigade soldiers’ testimonies join past written testimony provided by Yosef Ben-Eliezer. “I was one of the soldiers involved in the conquest of Tantura,” Ben-Eliezer wrote, some two decades ago. “I was aware of the murder in the village. Some of the soldiers did the killing at their own independent initiative.”

      The testimonies and documents that Schwarz collected for his film indicate that after the massacre the victims were buried in a mass grave, which is now under the Dor Beach parking lot. The grave was dug especially for this purpose, and the burial went on for more than a week. At the end of May 1948, a week after the village was conquered, and two weeks after the declaration of statehood, one of the commanders who was posted at the site was reprimanded for not having dealt properly with the burial of the Arabs’ bodies. On June 9, the commander of the adjacent base reported: “Yesterday I checked the mass grave in Tantura cemetery. Found everything in order.”

      In addition to the testimonies and documents, the film presents the conclusion of experts who compared aerial photographs of the village from before and after its conquest. A comparison of the photographs, and the use of three-dimensional imaging done with new tools, makes it possible not only to determine the exact location of the grave but also to estimate its dimensions: 35 meters long, 4 meters wide. “They took care to hide it,” Katz says in the film, “in such a way that the coming generations would walk there without knowing what they were stepping on.”

      Disqualified

      The confession of the Alexandroni Brigade troops casts a new light on the dismal attempt to silence Teddy Katz. In March 1998, while a graduate student at the University of Haifa, Katz submitted a master’s thesis to the department of Middle Eastern history. Its title: “The Exodus of the Arabs from the Villages at the Foot of Southern Mount Carmel in 1948.” Katz, then in his fifties, received a grade of 97. According to custom, the paper was deposited in the university’s library, and the author intended to proceed to doctoral studies. But his plan went awry.

      In January 2000, journalist Amir Gilat borrowed the study from the library and published an article about the massacre in Maariv. It touched off a firestorm. Besides the libel suit initiated by the Alexandroni veterans association, the university also went into a tizzy, and decided to set up a committee to reexamine the M.A. thesis. Even though the original reviewers found that Katz had completed the thesis with excellence, and even though the paper was based on dozens of documented testimonies – of Jewish soldiers and Arab refugees from Tantura – the new committee decided to disqualify the thesis.

      Katz’s paper is not fault-free, but probably the primary target of criticism is the University of Haifa, which accompanied the research and the writing in a deficient manner, and after approving it then reversed course and disowned its student. That made possible the years-long silencing and repression of the bloody events in Tantura. For Katz, one court hearing was all it took for him to sign a letter of apology in which he declared that there had not been a massacre in the village and that his thesis was flawed. The fact that just hours later he retracted this, and that his lawyer, Avigdor Feldman, was not present at the nighttime meeting in which Katz came under pressure to recant, was forgotten. The apology buried the findings the thesis had uncovered, and the details of the massacre were thereafter not subjected to comprehensive scrutiny.

      The historians who addressed the episode – from Yoav Gelber to Benny Morris and Ilan Pappé – reached different and contradictory conclusions. Gelber, who played a key role in the struggle to discredit Katz’s paper, asserted that a few dozen Arabs had been killed in the battle itself, but that a massacre had not occurred. Morris, for his part, thought that it was impossible to determine unequivocally what happened, but wrote that after reading several of the testimonies and interviewing some of the Alexandroni veterans, he “came away with a deep sense of unease.” Pappé, who engaged in a highly publicized debate with Gelber over Katz’s thesis, determined that a massacre had been perpetrated in Tantura in the straightforward sense of the word. Now, with the appearance of the testimony in Schwarz’s film, the debate would seem to be decided.

      In one of the more dramatic scenes in the documentary, Drora Pilpel, who was the judge in the libel suit against Katz, listens to a recording of one of Katz’s interviews. It was the first time she had encountered the testimony collected by Katz, whose speedy apology brought the trial to a quick end. “If it’s true, it’s a pity,” the retired judge tells the director after removing her headphones. “If he had things like this, he should have gone all the way to the end.”

      The Tantura affair exemplifies the difficulty that soldiers in the 1948 war had in acknowledging the bad behavior that was on display in that war: acts of murder, violence against Arab residents, expulsion and looting. To listen to the soldiers’ testimony today, while considering the uniform stand they demonstrated when they sued Katz, is to grasp the potency of the conspiracy of silence and the consensus that there are things one doesn’t talk about. It’s to be hoped that from the perspective of years, such subjects will be more readily addressed. A possibly encouraging sign in this direction is the fact that the film about Tantura received funding from such mainstream bodies as the Hot cable network and the New Fund for Cinema and Television.

      The grim events at Tantura will never be completely investigated, the full truth will not be known. However, there is one thing that can be asserted with a great deal of certainty: Under the parking lot of one of the most familiar and beloved Israeli resort sites on the Mediterranean, lie the remains of the victims of one of the glaring massacres of the War of Independence.

      Adam Raz is a researcher at the Akevot Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research. The Akevot Institute assisted the filmmaker (without remuneration) .

      traduction en français : https://seenthis.net/messages/946137#message946214

    • Mohammed El-Kurd
      @m7mdkurd
      https://twitter.com/m7mdkurd/status/1484631528718094338

      Our grandparents have viscerally narrated the harrowing massacres upon which the Zionist state was built.

      But our testimonies aren’t enough. It takes the “confessions” of an ex-soldier or the belated “miraculous epiphanies” of foreign human rights orgs for the world to listen.

      Mohammed El-Kurd
      @m7mdkurd
      https://twitter.com/m7mdkurd/status/1484635981701648384

      Why do we give the authority of narration to those who’ve murdered and displaced us, when the scarcity of their guilty consciences means honesty is never guaranteed?

      Why do we wait for those carrying the batons to speak when our bruised bodies tell the whole truth?