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2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967, UN Report Finds


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2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967, UN Report Finds

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Palestinians suffered a dramatic increase in fatalities last year, with more killed by Israel in 2014 than any other annual period since the 1967 war nearly 50 years ago.

A new report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory found that, overall, Israel was responsible for 2,314 Palestinian deaths and 17,125 injuries last calendar year.


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The article does not say so but the US is as responsible for these deaths as the IDF.

mcp


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Your tax dollars at work.

"Since it was founded in 1948, Israel has become the largest single recipient of U.S foreign assistance — a total of $121 billion, almost all of which has been in the form of military assistance...

In 2007 the Bush Administration established a 10-year, $30 billion Israeli military aid package for fiscal years 2009 through 2018. The Obama Administration budgets have held true to this commitment, with $3.1 billion allocated for FY2014 and the same amount requested for FY2015.

This FY2015 foreign military financing (FMF) level would constitute roughly 55% of the United States’ total FMF funding worldwide and would finance 23% to 25% of the overall Israeli defense budget — percentages that clearly demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Israeli security and Israel’s dependence on U.S. support.

Since 2008 Congress has required the executive branch to submit biennial reports on “maintaining Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) over neighboring militaries.” The report states that “the rationale for QME is that Israel must rely on better equipment and training to compensate for being much smaller geographically and in terms of population than its potential adversaries.”

In addition to the $3.1 billion in FY2015 funding, the Obama Administration also requested $96.8 million for joint US-Israeli programs and $175.9 million for Iron Dome, Israel’s short-range anti-rocket system. This funding is provided in regular U.S. defense authorization and appropriations bills and does not formally constitute direct bilateral aid."

http://journalistsresource.org/studies/international/foreign-policy/u-s-foreign-aid-to-israel-2014-congressional-report#


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Not true! The average American political patron to Israel could care less if Palestinians lived or died. You sound as if you are channeling Chomsky. What the IDF are doing, with the support of a large Zionist majority is nothing but slow genocide of the Palestinian people. They WILL be held accountable.


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► Would you believe JewSA? Half the Jews in the world are over there doing it, and the other half are here egging them on.


#8

ok i cannot register on common dreams any more. i was once regitered.


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If you compare the current population of Gaza and the West Bank with that of 1967, you might question whether any "genocide," slow or otherwise, is going on.