On January 3 Musab Tamimi became the first Palestinian to be killed by Israeli forces in the year 2018. Musab was the 16-year-old cousin of Ahed Tamimi, who remains imprisoned for slapping an Israeli soldier.
It is customary in Palestinian society to make posters of those killed by Israeli forces. For bereaved family members, it is a way of paying tribute to lost loved ones. Yesterday, on January 18, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, in an article by Gideon Levy and Alex Levac, reported that Israeli soldiers defaced a poster of Musab with stars of David and filthy graffiti.
[ Ed. note – Another sign of Israel’s growing pariah status ]
The British government has responded to the arrest of Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi saying that the Israeli occupation forces should not have been in Nabi Saleh in the first place.
In oral questions yesterday, Labour MP Julie Elliott asked Alistair Burt, minister of state for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, whether he shared her “outrage” over the “continued detention of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi”.
[ Ed. note – Colten Berrett was administered a Gardasil vaccination at the age of 13. A few weeks after his third dose of the vaccine he lost motor function of his limbs. In 2016, the roving Vaxxed film crew did an interview with Colten and his mother Kathleen (see video above). Yesterday, an article reporting his death appeared at the Vaccine Impact website.
[ Ed. note – If the report below is true, then the US is setting the stage for continued warfare in Syria, with the possibility of dramatic escalation depending on whether Russia will be content to sit back and allow the plans to proceed. A partitioning of this nature would also be an affront to the sacrifices made by the brave Syrians who fought and died for their country. ]
MOSCOW, January 4. /TASS/. Moscow warns Washington against attempts to interfere in Iran’s internal affairs, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Thursday.
“We warn the US against attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he stressed. “What is happening there is an internal affair, which attracts the attention of the international community. However, despite numerous attempts to distort the essence of what is going on, I am certain that our neighbor, the country that is friendly to us, will be able to overcome the current difficulties and emerge from the current period as a stronger nation and a reliable partner in solving various problems, including those related to further implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)”.
“I am very worried about my daughter. Her fate is now in the hands of people who don’t even see Palestinians as full human beings.”
Those are the words of Bassem Tamimi, father of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who at a hearing today was formally indicted on 12 counts by an Israeli military court.
One issue I’ve followed off and on over the past year is that of mass animal die-offs. A website that keeps regular tabs on this issue is a site here, which reports on mass deaths occurring throughout the world, documenting each instance with a link to a news story on each one.