Ma’an News reports today that an Israeli commander has issued an ominous warning to residents of the al-Duheisha camp near Bethlehem, threatening to “make all youth in the camp disabled.”
[ Ed. note – It hardly needs to be pointed out (but I’ll take the trouble to do so anyway) that a military authority investigating itself for war crimes is not likely to render much in the way of a “fair” and “impartial” verdict. I’ll also take a wild guess and say Dostoevsky would have agreed. ]
Vanessa Beeley Interviews Syrian Government Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban
By Vanessa Beeley
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ~ George Orwell.
The media furor surrounding the now viral image of wounded Syrian child, Omran Daqneesh, in terrorist-held eastern Aleppo, Syria is still raging, while the push back against the tide of western-sponsored anti-Syrian State propaganda reveals itself to be strengthening with each new spike in pro-terrorist hyperbole designed to provoke a knee-jerk foreign policy response that is either advocating a “No Fly Zone”, or some form of escalation foreign military intervention inside of Syria.
[ Ed. note – US Christians who pay attention to the teachings of Jesus. Yes–they’re out there and they’re waking up. ]
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted on Aug. 13 to adopt an investment screen that would prevent the church from investing in companies that profit from the Israeli occupation and other human rights violations around the world. A day earlier, the ELCA voted for a resolution that calls for an end to U.S. aid to Israel until there is a freeze on the construction of settlements in occupied Palestine.
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have agreed to release the body of Muhammad Jamal al-Kalouti, who was shot dead by Israeli police in March alongside Abd al-Malak Saleh Abu Kharoub outside of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, after the two opened fire in the area.
Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud from the prisoners’ rights group Addameer said that Israeli authorities would release al-Kalouti’s body to his family on Wednesday.
Israeli authorities agreed to release the body on the condition that the funeral be carried out at midnight Wednesday, that only 25 people be allowed to attend, and that the body be buried in the al-Mujahidin cemetery near Herod’s Gate in occupied East Jerusalem.
Corporate Crime Reporter
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. claims that United States aid to Israel is illegal under a law passed in the 1970s that prohibits aid to nuclear powers that don’t sign the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT).