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As Gaza Protests Resume, Urgent Call for Israeli Soldiers to Disobey 'Patently Illegal' Orders to Shoot Unarmed Demonstrators


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As Gaza Protests Resume, Urgent Call for Israeli Soldiers to Disobey 'Patently Illegal' Orders to Shoot Unarmed Demonstrators

Jake Johnson, staff writer

As anti-occupation protests kicked off once more in Gaza on Friday just a week after Israeli soldiers massacred 17 Palestinians and injured over a thousand more, the prominent human rights group B'Tselem launched its first-ever ad campaign calling on Israeli soldiers to disobey "patently illegal" orders to shoot unarmed demonstrators.


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‘“The use of live ammunition against unarmed persons who pose no danger to anyone is unlawful,” B’Tselem noted in a statement on Thursday.’

Bibi is typically unarmed, but does pose danger to over seven billion people. Food for thought.


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Sorry to say, but many of these soldiers don’t give a shit whether their actions are “patently illegal.” They have been taught at an early age that Palestinians are nothing more than insects that deserve to be squashed no matter what. These soldiers don’t have the ability to even think for themselves let alone consider whether their actions are illegal. Such is the power of cultural memes. Same goes for the USA where many of its citizens cheer on the killing of blacks by the police. Compassion for one’s fellow human beings is getting rarer and rarer if they are not members of one’s own “tribe.”


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Have the Zionists finally gone too far?

This has been their colonial project for over 100 years

Chris Hays broke the dam of support by his program the other night

Why did the dam break and what does it mean?

It happened because the left is applying all the force here, largely through social media; and the rightwing advocates are silent. Bill Kristol, Jeffrey Goldberg and Jennifer Rubin seem to have taken one look at the awful videos from Gaza and, finding the Israeli actions indefensible, turned back to Trump.

It is hugely meaningful: The American Jewish love affair with Israel is over. We are going to see more and more outright signs of the breakup in the discourse and in our politics too in coming years.

Let’s consider the dynamics first. The mainstream editorials appeared only after social media, alt web sites, and human rights groups said emphatically for several days what was plain as the nose on your face: that these were war crimes. And more important, the mainstream spoke after seeing there was no pushback from the Zionist center/right.

Israel just lost American Jews


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**Why are so many unarmed Palestinian protesters being shot and killed/wounded by Israeli forces? **

WHY are so many unarmed Americans, mostly people of color, being shot and killed by US cops?!

How many victims of US police shootings/killings can be traced directly to Israeli training? Israeli “security forces” are racist, killing Palestinians with total impunity - that racist mindset and MO is passed to US cops!

“Musta’ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.” Based in the Palestinian Occupied Territories to kill or arrest demonstrators. Over the past two weeks, Palestinians have been protesting US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds have been arrested by Israeli forces, and 10 people have been killed so far in the West Bank and Gaza Strip."

The AIPAC is an ostensibly US entity, a pro-Israel-at-any-cost group that subverts American politics, politicians, Congress and foreign policy, now thru the trump WH. An openly treasonous entity that serves Israeli extremism at great expense to the US in many ways!.

The extremist racist agenda of Israeli operations against Palestinians also have a very dangerous influence on US policy in training US police and actions inside the US. A supposed ally, Israel only cares about its own extremism and expansionist illegal settlements and uses the US for its own extremist purposes!.


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Israel uses snipers against unarmed Palestinians - US cops use lethal forse and tactics against Americans inside the US as a direct rezsult of training US cops by Israeli security forces inside Israel!

“Journalists from across the spectrum have documented the militarization of police forces in the United States”

"For 10 days in late November, police officers from New York, Miami, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and US Customs and Border Protection observed the daily operations of the Jerusalem police, the Israeli Border Police and the Shin Bet secret service, all of which play a vital role in administering Israel’s system of control over Palestinians. - some 9,500 law enforcement officials since 2004 through its Law Enforcement Exchange Program. - Since 1 October, Israeli forces have killed more than 100 Palestinians, including at least 19 children, in what human rights groups have labeled a “clear pattern” of summary executions.

" Israeli human rights group B’Tselem placed the blame squarely on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “the transformation of police officers, and even of armed civilians, into judges and executioner.”


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Israel is using rubber coated rounds hence low fatalities high injuries. But you guys can go head and fall for the pallywood acts. Israel is tough on the border because hamas uses these demonstrations to sneak jihadists into Israel and kill civilians. Hamas plans these events disguised as “peaceful demonstrations” but in reality they are intended to be violent to make Israel look bad


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From the article:

“…Israeli officials indicated that they are once again planning to use deadly force against nonviolent demonstrators who come within 100 meters of the border fence separating Israel and the occupied Gaza Strip.”

Just so we’re clear on this: Israel—which coyly refuses to this day to declare where its borders are—first builds another illegal fence, and then establishes, by deadly force of arms, a 100-meter buffer zone inside that fence; so, in effect, Palestine is yet again reduced in size by a settler-colonial power.

Anybody who isn’t outraged by this has lost all credibility to lecture about “human rights”—UN Ambassador Haley, take special note.


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The UN is useless.


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Are you serious?! I see you joined CD a couple minutes before posting your BS Zionist propaganda. Gotta love your Israel being tough on the borders shtick. You mean the borders that keep on changing as Israel continues to break international law by stealing more and more land from the Palestinians. I really love how you try to make peaceful demonstrations into violent ones by the Palestinians when they are unarmed and non-violent save for some yelling and chanting, who are then shot at by the Israeli’s for fun and sport. It’s especially fun to read how you are just fine with the idea of using “rubber coated rounds” for their “low fatalities high injuries.” Spoken like a true sociopath. You are a perfect example of those who cannot see other people as human because you are so embedded in your Zionist Tribe mentality who have zero ability to feel compassion for others. I know, you and your kind believe that you are god’s chosen people and anything goes because of that crazy belief. Actually the only thing you and your chosen people apparently have is a severe mental illness born of delusion and grandeur.


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“Bibi”, personally, is a criminal and he leads a criminal state that shows the same hate and disregard for human life, although so far on a smaller scale, that Nazi Germany showed toward the Jews and many other groups. Israel has to go. And by go I mean it has to be given back to the Palestinians. The Israelis don’t deserve their own state, one stolen from the people who previously lived there and are being persecuted by the criminal state of Israel.

Generally I am not in favor of shooting people but I would really enjoy a crack at shooting some of those cowardly Israeli snipers. You have to be a psychopath to do what they are doing. The world would be better off without them.


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Imprisonment is imprisonment regardless of what you call it. So is murder. Personally I would rather be dead then live in the hellhole of Gaza. I feel sorry for those who find it their reality each and every day.


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You are correct. Like the Hitler Youth, Israeli children are indoctrinated to hate the others as inferior.


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I have been supportive of Israel for many years due to the horrific treatment of Jews in Germany before and during World War II, and I supported the formation of Israel. But that isn’t a blank check for Israelis to slaughter Palestinians. The other nations of the world need to give Israel the strongest possible message to not shoot unarmed protesters. That looks like the Jews (excuse the expression) turning into the Nazis they hated…


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Urgent Call for American Politicians to find their Backbones and Testicles and Threaten the Israelis if the Murder and Oppression continues.


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Gaza has become the Warsaw Ghetto of our time.

Peace
Po


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Judge, Jury, and Executioner is what the American and Israeli governments have enabled their Police and Military to become.

Rest assured, those responsible, will never see the Pearly Gates.

The Devil’s Spawn will be destined for Warmer Climes.


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I believe the Israelis would long ago have fed the Palestinians into ovens, having been well trained by the Nazis, except for the “look” of it to the world. It would have been immediately obvious they are doing a long version of the “final solution.” Essentially, looking at Israel now, I believe it is fair to say that the Nazis won after all, that they are now instantiated solidly and implacably in the very group of people they once oppressed, the very group of people who were indeed fed to the Nazi ovens.
This “new” Israeli version of racial hatred takes longer and is a drop-at-a-time ethnic water torture but it looks as if the Israeli’s, now, because they are so close to their intended final goal (as spelled out, literally by Ben-Gurion in a 1930’s letter to his son), want to finalize it faster and faster. There is nothing good here.
Another note is that the entire Nazi era of control, from 30 January 1933 (Hitler appointed as chancellor) to the German surrender in late April/early May of 1945 was little more than a dozen years. The Nakba was around 70 years and the occupation since the war of 1967 (which I ignorantly cheered in those days) has now lasted more than half a century. Multiples longer than any third reich lasted. Perhaps Israel is the fourth reich, as irony.


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True, but it’s useless because of our actions and sending Ambassadors like Haley (who I’m convinced, can’t walk and chew gum at the same time), to subvert the will of the UN.


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Israel uses a troll army to spread their malignant - delusional propaganda on the world, especially the US where the “religious” extremists and right-wing politicians lap it up!

Israeli racism and violence against unarmed Palestinians is wrapped in the “we are victims only defending ourselves” BS - the big-lie repeated often and foisted on weak complicit politicians, like declaring any criticism of Israeli crimes, endless occupation and any violence/brutality as "anti-Semitism! The old lie trotted-out to cober and divert attention from crimes against humanity! Hasbara trolls are a constant blight on electronic media like CD!

https://www.commondreams.org/hambaconeggsThe Double Identity of an “Anti-Semitic” Commenter
Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel - the Israeli troll army is relentless in their subversion, as soon as one identity is exposed, they create another, like “Don” or “Gail” in Texas or Ohio, likely an Israeli or “settler” illegally occupying (stealing) Palestine!