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Netanyahu Tells Biden Fu*k Off

by Oui Fri Dec 1st, 2023 at 08:15:02 AM EST

As the slaughter resumes and Antony Blinken couldn't sway the ultimate goal of hardliner, war criminal Netanyahu is the total destruction of Palestine and its people.

Blinken, making his third visit Thursday to Israel since the war began on Oct. 7, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and cautioned Israel to protect Gaza civilians.

"Israel has one of the most sophisticated militaries in the world," Blinken told reporters. "It is capable of neutralizing the threat posed by Hamas while minimizing harm to innocent men, women and children. And it has an obligation to do so."

IDF bombing on the populous Gaza Strip has resumed.

Israel strikes Gaza after truce expires, in clear sign that war has resumed in full force | AP News |

Israeli fighter jets hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday shortly after a weeklong truce expired, the military said, as the war resumed in full force.

Airstrikes hit southern Gaza, including the community of Abassan east of the town of Khan Younis, the Interior Ministry in the Hamas-run territory said. Another strike hit a home northwest of Gaza City.

Loud, continuous explosions were heard coming from the Gaza Strip and black smoke billowed from the territory.

US said to send Israel precision bombs, 'hateful rhetoric' from Israeli minister who said nuking Gaza was 'an option' | 6 Nov. 2023 |

Two years of good relations left no political leverage to change the murderous path of the ultra right-wing Netanyahu government.

Today Antony Biden left Israel to visit the UAE, closest Arab ally of Washington and strong supporter of the Trump Abraham Accords.

Hamas should be destroyed ‘without compromises’: Ben-Gvir | Al Jazeera Live Blog |

Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir says the army “must return to and crush Gaza with all our might.”

In a post on X, he said the enclave should be attacked at maximum power “for the sake of the children who have not yet returned, for the murdered who will no longer return, and so that the horrors of 7/10 will never return.”

He added that Hamas should be destroyed “without compromises, without deals.”

Harsh Statement From Qatari FM

New York Times report says Israel knew about Hamas attack over a year in advance | AP News |

Israeli officials had obtained Hamas's plan for an unprecedented attack on Israel over a year in advance, but had deemed the scenario to be aspirational, reports The New York Times in an investigation based on secret documents, published on Thursday, November 30. Israeli military intelligence had gotten hold of a 40-page Hamas document detailing, point by point, a large-scale attack matching the one perpetrated by commandos on October 7 - which left some 1,200 people dead in Israel - according to the American newspaper.

The document, which had circulated within intelligence circles under the code-name "Jericho Wall", did not specify a possible date for an attack, but defined precise points for overwhelming the Israeli security apparatus and then attacking towns and military bases. More specifically, the document describes a barrage of rockets, the use of drones to take out security cameras and automated defense systems, and then fighters who would cross to the Israeli side by paraglider, car and on foot - all of which were factors in the October 7 attack.

'A plan designed to start a war'

Yet it was "not yet possible to determine" whether this plan had been "fully accepted" by the Hamas leadership and how it might work out in reality, insists an internal Israeli army military assessment obtained by The New York Times. In July, however, an analyst from the elite signals intelligence Unit 8200 warned that Hamas had just conducted a military exercise that in many respects resembled the "Jericho Wall" document's attack plan. But a colonel in the military division responsible for Gaza dismissed her warning.

From Kan News link above (Hebrew) ...

The Wall of Jericho: Hamas's plan to occupy settlements and bases presented in May 2022

The information was in front of our eyes - Israel refused to see: in a presentation presented to the head of the IDF and the commander of the Southern Command back in May 2022, Hamas' plan to invade Israel was presented. A discussion on the issue was scheduled for October - but the attack preceded it | Written by Ila Hasson - 28.11.2023 |

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 3rd, 2023 at 10:52:17 AM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 4th, 2023 at 09:03:17 PM EST
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  • Palestinian Rights Groups Snub ICC Prosecutor

    Khan has been visiting Israel and the occupied West Bank following a request by a group representing families of victims of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas gunmen, but he was also due to meet Palestinian officials in Ramallah.

    However Palestinian activists said they would refuse to see him because of their objections to what they saw as unequal treatment of Israeli and Palestinian cases.

    "As Palestinian human rights organizations, we decided not to meet him," said Ammar Al-Dwaik, director general of the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR).

    "I think the way this visit has been handled shows that Mr. Khan is not handling his work in an independent and professional manner."

  • Palestinian President Urges ICC to Speed Up Prosecution of `Israeli War Criminals'

    Abbas briefed the Prosecutor on Israel's violation of the sanctity of hospitals and shelters, the demolition of homes with civilians inside, the crimes of settler-colonial expansion, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, and various other violations of international law and international humanitarian law.

    - Cases handover -

    In 2014, the Palestinian Authority (PA) handed over files to the ICC on multiple Israeli crimes during the war on Gaza.

    Furthermore, there is the case against Israeli settlement, including illegal construction on Palestinian land and settlers' terrorism, which led to the killing of Palestinian civilians.

    The Palestinians will now submit new files about the current war.

    - Delayed justice -

    For years, the Palestinians have been documenting Israeli crimes in the Palestinian territories.

    Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said during his meeting with Khan on Saturday that delaying justice is an absence of justice itself.

    Shtayyeh added that the ICC should be for sentencing and deterrence, asserting that for 75 years now, Israel has been acting like it is above the law.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 3rd, 2023 at 05:23:54 PM EST
ICC Chief Prosecutor: We must show that the law protects all

Karim Khan finishes his first visit to Israel and the West Bank.

Khan, who arrived Thursday on an unofficial and unannounced visit, said, "I have just concluded my first visit to Israel and the State of Palestine. During this mission, I had a simple message: my Office is here to ensure that the protection of the law is felt by all."

He said he was "grateful for the warmth and openness shown by all those I met with during this visit. The clarity, compassion and courage that victims, in particular, in both Israel and Palestine, demonstrated in explaining their experiences were deeply impactful.  While not investigative in nature, this mission allowed me to listen to their accounts and deepen my understanding of what they experienced."

Khan explained that his "visit to Israel was conducted at the request of family members and friends of Israeli citizens who were either killed or taken hostage by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups on 7 October 2023."  

Next, he said that during his visits to both Kibbutz Be'eri and Kibbutz Kfar Azza, as well as at the site of the Nova Music Festival in Re'im, "I witnessed scenes of calculated cruelty. The attacks against innocent Israeli civilians on 7 October represent some of the most serious international crimes that shock the conscience of humanity, crimes which the ICC was established to address."

The readers of the JPost have problems with the ICC visiting the "State of Palestine" ...

Khan's earlier visit to the Rafah crossing and press briefing in Cairo.

Statement of ICC Prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan KC from Cairo on the situation in the State of Palestine and Israel

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 3rd, 2023 at 05:25:17 PM EST
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She lost a colleague a few days ago ...

Anadolu cameraman killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza | Anadolu Agency |

Montaser Al-Sawaf lost a great deal of blood and was in serious condition, and doctors - struggling with substandard conditions and a lack of supplies - were unable to save him, says his cousin

Montaser Al-Sawaf, an Anadolu freelance cameraman reporting in Gaza on Friday, was killed in Israeli airstrikes, newly resumed after a one-week pause. 

"Sawaf, his brother Mervan, and other family members were martyred during Israeli airstrikes in the Ed-Durc neighborhood of southern Gaza," Hassan Ismameh, the journalist's cousin, told Anadolu.

After being seriously injured in the bombing, Al-Sawaf had to wait for an ambulance for about half an hour, he added. Al-Sawaf was eventually transported to the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital by private vehicle after no medical teams arrived, said Ismameh.

Al-Sawaf, along with his brother and other relatives killed in Israel's attack, was laid to rest in the city's al-Batsh cemetery.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 4th, 2023 at 09:58:12 PM EST

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