Sunday, June 11, 2006

Reporting current events...

As recorded 14:16 NZST 12/6/05

Current events in Palestine...

FoxNews acknowledges Abbas' call for a plebiscite on the establishment of a Palestinian nation.

USAToday has "news" that I was reading a week ago in the Herald.

I did the rounds of the list of right whine blogs I moniter; not one mentions Palestine.

Speaking of the Herald -

GAZA - Hamas launched rockets at Israel today, formally ending a 16-month-old truce, after blaming Israeli artillery fire for the killing of seven Palestinians relaxing on a Gaza beach.
This is only the start and rocket firings will continue," said a spokesman for Hamas's Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, a group that carried out nearly 60 suicide bombings in Israel since the start of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.


Israel said it was investigating whether its forces were responsible for killing the seven Palestinians on the beach in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday. It had been shelling the area to stop militants firing rockets over the frontier.

Among the dead were three children aged 1, 3 and 10.

"This may have been an accident which caused an artillery shell to fall off course, or an older unexploded shell which went off, or perhaps an explosive device which was tinkered with," said Israeli Major-General Yoav Galant.

[Say WHAT???]

He said he was sorry for the loss of civilian life.

Washington said Israeli artillery fire was responsible for the deaths.

"The United States expresses its regret for the killing and wounding of innocent Palestinians in Gaza ... as a result of artillery fire by the Israeli Defence Forces," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement.

Before the explosion on the Gaza beach, Israel killed three men in an airstrike on what the army said was a rocket crew. Palestinians said they were civilians. Rocket fire had intensified on Friday following Israel's killing of a senior militant the day before.
The proposed manifesto implicitly recognises Israel by calling for a Palestinian state on all of the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip last year.

Opinion polls show most Palestinians back the proposal, drawn up by militants imprisoned in Israel, which calls the manifesto a non-starter.

Now this would be most curious if it were not so tragic.

Credit to "Washington" for calling the truth.

I wish, oh how sincerely I wish that I had the time and resources to fully research the timing relationship between major palestinian moves toward peace and the aggressive murder of Palestinian civilians by the Israelis.

Obviously, the mere thought of Palestine recognising Israel would not be something that would help Israel's cause. It was obviously something that had to be stopped.

It has been.

And who do you think will carry the blame for deaths into the future?

Sickening, quite sickening.

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