• Cumhuriyet: The US plan for the Black Sea – Caucasus.
    The United States and NATO want to subordinate Turkey and the Black Sea to their interests.
    One provision of the final declaration of the recent summit of NATO leaders in Washington was regarded by the Turkish pro-government media as a success of the Justice and Development Party of Turkey. Thus, in the 31st paragraph of the communique there is a reference to the 1936 Montreux Convention.
    Indeed, it is present, but with one significant detail ...
    The concept of "freedom of navigation" has also been added to the words "security, stability of the Black Sea".
    However, the existing Montreux Convention is an agreement to restrict the "freedom of navigation" of warships precisely in the name of the safety of the Black Sea. There is no "freedom of navigation" for warships in the Black Sea, there is a "restriction of navigation".
    Of course, the United States knows this best, this is why it wants a "free/open Black Sea." For 75 years, the United States has been looking for "open doors" for "unhindered" entry into this area.
    Moreover, for the United States, the Black Sea is a strategic goal and is crucial in the "new iron curtain" that they are trying to lower at a distance from the Arctic Ocean to the Eastern Mediterranean.
    That is why the United States subtly noted this goal in the NATO declaration even before the start of the Ukrainian conflict.
    One of the important guiding texts for understanding today's events is the NATO Declaration of June 14, 2021.
    The United States added two critical points to the statement:
    1) NATO members should develop bilateral relations, especially military relations, with Ukraine and Georgia, up to their membership in the alliance;
    2) NATO should expand its presence on land, sea and in the air in the Black Sea region as a whole.
    In addition to the western front opened against Russia through Ukraine, the United States is trying to open a southern front in the Caucasus, but they have not been able to do so.
    Saakashvili's attempt to start an uprising in Georgia after returning from Ukraine was thwarted due to Tbilisi's resolute position. To prevent the continuation, the Georgian government has adopted the "law on foreign agents".
    Now the United States is trying to play the Armenia card. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan was invited to the events of the NATO summit in Washington. Then there was the question of the US Army having its representative in the Ministry of Defense of Armenia. US Deputy Secretary of State Uzra Zeya confirmed this news and announced the "beginning of a new strategic stage" in relations between the United States and Armenia.
    With this move, the United States is trying to achieve a double goal:
    1) open the southern front against Russia;
    2) to put a wedge into the Astana triangle (Turkey – Russia – Iran).
    It is also important that it was at this time that the United States announced its position on the normalization of relations between Ankara and Damascus, the most important topic on the agenda of the Astana triangle. The US State Department openly announced that it "does not support efforts to normalize relations between Turkey and Syria."
    It is clear and obvious what needs to be done in these conditions:
    1) to accelerate the normalization of relations between Ankara and Damascus;
    2) to implement the 3+3 cooperation platform (Turkey– Russia – Iran plus Azerbaijan –Georgia – Armenia).
    As you can see, Turkey's membership in NATO does not prevent the alliance from targeting Turkey!
    The way out is not to be inside, but outside of NATO...
    @eurasianchoice
    https://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/yazarlar/mehmet-ali-guller/abdnin-karadeniz-kafkasya-plani-2229164
    Cumhuriyet: The US plan for the Black Sea – Caucasus. The United States and NATO want to subordinate Turkey and the Black Sea to their interests. One provision of the final declaration of the recent summit of NATO leaders in Washington was regarded by the Turkish pro-government media as a success of the Justice and Development Party of Turkey. Thus, in the 31st paragraph of the communique there is a reference to the 1936 Montreux Convention. Indeed, it is present, but with one significant detail ... The concept of "freedom of navigation" has also been added to the words "security, stability of the Black Sea". However, the existing Montreux Convention is an agreement to restrict the "freedom of navigation" of warships precisely in the name of the safety of the Black Sea. There is no "freedom of navigation" for warships in the Black Sea, there is a "restriction of navigation". Of course, the United States knows this best, this is why it wants a "free/open Black Sea." For 75 years, the United States has been looking for "open doors" for "unhindered" entry into this area. Moreover, for the United States, the Black Sea is a strategic goal and is crucial in the "new iron curtain" that they are trying to lower at a distance from the Arctic Ocean to the Eastern Mediterranean. That is why the United States subtly noted this goal in the NATO declaration even before the start of the Ukrainian conflict. One of the important guiding texts for understanding today's events is the NATO Declaration of June 14, 2021. The United States added two critical points to the statement: 1) NATO members should develop bilateral relations, especially military relations, with Ukraine and Georgia, up to their membership in the alliance; 2) NATO should expand its presence on land, sea and in the air in the Black Sea region as a whole. In addition to the western front opened against Russia through Ukraine, the United States is trying to open a southern front in the Caucasus, but they have not been able to do so. Saakashvili's attempt to start an uprising in Georgia after returning from Ukraine was thwarted due to Tbilisi's resolute position. To prevent the continuation, the Georgian government has adopted the "law on foreign agents". Now the United States is trying to play the Armenia card. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan was invited to the events of the NATO summit in Washington. Then there was the question of the US Army having its representative in the Ministry of Defense of Armenia. US Deputy Secretary of State Uzra Zeya confirmed this news and announced the "beginning of a new strategic stage" in relations between the United States and Armenia. With this move, the United States is trying to achieve a double goal: 1) open the southern front against Russia; 2) to put a wedge into the Astana triangle (Turkey – Russia – Iran). It is also important that it was at this time that the United States announced its position on the normalization of relations between Ankara and Damascus, the most important topic on the agenda of the Astana triangle. The US State Department openly announced that it "does not support efforts to normalize relations between Turkey and Syria." It is clear and obvious what needs to be done in these conditions: 1) to accelerate the normalization of relations between Ankara and Damascus; 2) to implement the 3+3 cooperation platform (Turkey– Russia – Iran plus Azerbaijan –Georgia – Armenia). As you can see, Turkey's membership in NATO does not prevent the alliance from targeting Turkey! The way out is not to be inside, but outside of NATO... @eurasianchoice https://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/yazarlar/mehmet-ali-guller/abdnin-karadeniz-kafkasya-plani-2229164
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  • ICJ: Israel obligated to end ‘unlawful’ presence in oPT as ‘rapidly as possible’
    Decensored News

    In a new advisory opinion, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) — also known as the World Court — ruled today that Israel's “continued presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is unlawful,” and that it is “under obligation” to:

    “end its unlawful presence... as rapidly as possible”

    “cease immediately all new settlement activities”

    “evacuate all settlers” from the oPT

    “make reparation for the damage caused...”

    They further stated that “all states” are obligated “not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by” the Israeli occupation, nor to recognize it “as legal.”

    The UN—“especially the General Assembly, which requested the opinion, and the Security Council”—should “consider the precise modalities and further action required to bring to an end as rapidly as possible” Israel's “unlawful presence,” they wrote.

    More details can be found in the ICJ’s press release, as well as their 32-page summary of the advisory opinion—or you can just read the full text.


    “The advisory opinion, while non-binding, [is] the first time the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has expressed its view on the legality of Israel’s presence in territories it captured in the 1967 war,” writes CNN.

    “An advisory opinion is not legally binding but carries moral authority and can shape international law, according to the ICJ.”

    "This is an historic decision, codifying what has long been known in the international legal community, but giving further support to the struggle for Palestinian liberation and providing another stepping stone in the path toward ending apartheid, colonialism and genocide in Palestine," said international human rights lawyer Craig Mokhiber a viral thread on X.

    In a press statement, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called the advisory opinion "a watershed moment for Palestine and the international law-based order."

    “The ICJ fulfilled its legal and moral duties with this historic ruling. Palestine will work with all law-abiding states and partners to uphold their clear obligations... No aid. No assistance. No complicity. No money, no arms, and no trade with the Israeli occupation."


    Others are, understandably, less optimistic:


    For his part, Israeli Prime Minister Netanayhu has already posted a defiant statement on X:

    “The Jewish people are not occupiers in their own land, including in our eternal capital Jerusalem nor in Judea and Samaria, our historical homeland. No absurd opinion in the Hague can deny this historical truth or the legal right of Israelis to live in their own communities in our ancestoral home.”

    Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel Katz, called the ruling "fundamentally warped, one-sided, and wrong," and said that it "plays into the hands of the extremists."


    This is a breaking news story which may be updated. For more reporting like this, please follow Decensored News on your favorite social media platforms, bookmark the website, and subscribe here on Substack:


    https://substack.com/home/post/p-146793806


    https://donshafi911iamthefaceoftruth.blogspot.com/2024/07/icj-israel-obligated-to-end-unlawful.html
    ICJ: Israel obligated to end ‘unlawful’ presence in oPT as ‘rapidly as possible’ Decensored News In a new advisory opinion, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) — also known as the World Court — ruled today that Israel's “continued presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is unlawful,” and that it is “under obligation” to: “end its unlawful presence... as rapidly as possible” “cease immediately all new settlement activities” “evacuate all settlers” from the oPT “make reparation for the damage caused...” They further stated that “all states” are obligated “not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by” the Israeli occupation, nor to recognize it “as legal.” The UN—“especially the General Assembly, which requested the opinion, and the Security Council”—should “consider the precise modalities and further action required to bring to an end as rapidly as possible” Israel's “unlawful presence,” they wrote. More details can be found in the ICJ’s press release, as well as their 32-page summary of the advisory opinion—or you can just read the full text. “The advisory opinion, while non-binding, [is] the first time the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has expressed its view on the legality of Israel’s presence in territories it captured in the 1967 war,” writes CNN. “An advisory opinion is not legally binding but carries moral authority and can shape international law, according to the ICJ.” "This is an historic decision, codifying what has long been known in the international legal community, but giving further support to the struggle for Palestinian liberation and providing another stepping stone in the path toward ending apartheid, colonialism and genocide in Palestine," said international human rights lawyer Craig Mokhiber a viral thread on X. In a press statement, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called the advisory opinion "a watershed moment for Palestine and the international law-based order." “The ICJ fulfilled its legal and moral duties with this historic ruling. Palestine will work with all law-abiding states and partners to uphold their clear obligations... No aid. No assistance. No complicity. No money, no arms, and no trade with the Israeli occupation." Others are, understandably, less optimistic: For his part, Israeli Prime Minister Netanayhu has already posted a defiant statement on X: “The Jewish people are not occupiers in their own land, including in our eternal capital Jerusalem nor in Judea and Samaria, our historical homeland. No absurd opinion in the Hague can deny this historical truth or the legal right of Israelis to live in their own communities in our ancestoral home.” Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel Katz, called the ruling "fundamentally warped, one-sided, and wrong," and said that it "plays into the hands of the extremists." This is a breaking news story which may be updated. For more reporting like this, please follow Decensored News on your favorite social media platforms, bookmark the website, and subscribe here on Substack: https://substack.com/home/post/p-146793806 https://donshafi911iamthefaceoftruth.blogspot.com/2024/07/icj-israel-obligated-to-end-unlawful.html
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  • Killing, torture, and injections of unknown substances: Intl. community must act on Israeli violations of Gaza detainees
    Killing, torture, and injections of unknown substances: Intl. community must act on Israeli violations of Gaza detainees
    Palestinian Territory - New testimonies from Palestinian detainees released from Israeli prisons and detention centres received by Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor confirm that thousands of civilians have been subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment and severe torture as part of Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip, ongoing since 7 October 2023.

    The international community and international justice institutions must break the cycle of silence, declare firm positions, and take concrete action against the horrific torture that Palestinian civilians, both male and female, are being subjected to. This abuse has escalated to such an extent that, for the victims fortunate enough to survive, it now includes sexual violence, forced injections with unknown substances, and deliberate scarring and unique marking of their bodies. The degree of the violence should compel the international community to force Israel to stop all of its crimes against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, including the crimes of torture, inhumane treatment, and enforced disappearance, which have been committedagainst thousands of individuals from the Gaza Strip over the past eight months.

    The Israeli army released dozens of prisoners from the Zikim area, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday 11 June. Once they were all released, the Israeli army opened fire on them and made them run walk hundreds of metres to return to their residential areas. Due to exhaustion, they arrived in deplorable condition, exacerbating existing health issues that many had developed while being tortured and abused during their detention. Thirty-three of them came to be treated at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia, in the north of the Gaza Strip.
    A 23-year-old recently freed detainee, Samir Abdullah Jamal Marjan, testified before the Euro-Med Monitorteam that he had been verbally harassed, beaten severely, and given electric shocks, as well as had rebuffed an attempt to have an unknown substance injected into his body:

    “On 11 March 2024, while attempting to flee to the south, I was detained by the Israeli army at the Nabulsicheckpoint, in the southwest of Gaza [City]. I was detained for two months in a detention centre across from Rafah, after which I was moved to AshkelonPrison, where I spent another two months. In thecorridors [of the prison], the other prisoners and I experienced very difficult days. We endured severe physical and psychological abuse every day, including beatings and taunts, as well as attacks by dogs, threats, and electric shocks. It was even worse in AshkelonPrison. I was kept in solitary confinement and went without food for 12 days.

    Throughout the interrogation, they used electric shocks to extract ‘confessions’ about Hamas and the tunnels. I was beaten when I replied that I did not know because I was a civilian, and did not know about other issues[either]. We had to endure terrible beatings and torture in addition to being questioned every 10 days. I saw people suffer from serious health declines; some even got sick there and were not given medical care, andsome inmates were also given unknown injections by the army. I was beaten and subjected to electric shocks since I refused to be injected with [the unknown substance]. Torture continued throughout my detention period.

    I was given electric shocks by one of the officers yesterday, for exceeding the allotted time in the toilet. The effects of that are still [visible] on my body. You would be exposed to electricity if you spent more thanfour minutes in the toilet, because even using the restroom has a set time. I was astonished to learn last night that I would be released, and I was unable to sleep. Then they drove us to Zikim, where they let us go and started shooting at us.”

    In a separate testimony to the Euro-Med Monitor field team, Amr Abdel Fattah Al-Aklouk stated that he was a Gaza Strip resident undergoing medical treatment in Jerusalem. Since the start of the attack on the Strip, the Israeli army has arrested him three times, the most recent arrest being on 5 June. Al-Aklouk verified the death of another detainee who was tortured to deaththat day by the Israeli army, stating: “I met a detainee named Muhammad Al-Kahlot, who lives in Al-Faluja, [in the] north of the Gaza Strip, about five days ago. He asked me to get in touch with his family and let them know he was okay if I got out. I did not know that I would be released when I was speaking with him in the room across from us. After our conversation, he died the following day due to torture, and the army put his body in a body bag and transported it to an unknown location. There was a group of Gaza Strip prisoners in custody who were designated as ‘security prisoners’. All day long, they endure oppression and random, violent beatings that cause their bodies to bleed. Muhammad was killed [through] the torture he endured at various points throughout the day."

    In a third testimony, S.A., a 65-year-old man who requested anonymity for safety reasons, described to the Euro-Med Monitor team how he was arrested from his home in the Jabalia refugee camp, subjected to torture and enforced disappearance, imprisoned in appalling conditions, and witnessed the torture of a deaf young man. He stated: “The Israeli army stormed Jabalia Camp last [month]. We chose to remain in our house in Al-Qasaib neighbourhood, behind the JabaliaCamp UNRWA clinic. The army stormed our house as their military vehicles barged into the area. They forced us all out, and took me and two of my nephews, while the rest were evacuated to the western areas. They took us somewhere we could not quite figure out on 21 May 2024. We were blindfolded from the start and had no idea where to go or what was going on around us.

    We were detained for about 20 days, but it seemed like 20 years at the time. There were abuse, beatings, and humiliation on a daily basis. As bedtime drew near, doors would start to rattle and ominous music would blast from speakers. Food is so scarce [there] that one can barely get a loaf of bread and some cheese. Using the restroom is a difficult and humiliating experience. They did not take into consideration that I was 65 years old, and I was not the oldest person there. There was someone else aged over 70 years old. We were in what appeared to be a ‘barracks’. We had no idea where we were. The occupation army was busy trying to deport a large number of the people who were arriving at this site, which appeared to be a detention centre, to unknown locations.

    In detention, there was a mute person. For many days, they would not stop beating and torturing him, demanding that he respond to [verbal] questions even though he was mute. From the moment of our arrest, we were handcuffed; we had to wear them even when we ate or used the restroom. On Monday night, 10 June 2024, they told us we would be released. However, before they [released us], one of the guards threatened me, saying, ‘Do not complain about anything to the press, or we will come to you again.’ In the Zikim area near Beit Lahia on the northwest border, one of the soldiers informed us, during our release on Tuesday afternoon, 11 June, that we had only four minutes to reach the residential areas. After that, he threatened to shoot anyone he saw. Although the terrain was difficult and there were no houses in sight, we began running in the sweltering heat.”

    Palestinian detainees who have been freed from Israeli custody attest to the fact that, despite knowing that the detainees are civilians, the Israeli forces are still abusing their power by torturing and treating theminhumanely. The international community’s continued silence—most notably; that of the pertinent United Nations bodies—will lead to the inevitable perpetuation of this torture.

    A June 12 report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, states that Palestinians from the Gaza Strip in general, and Palestinian detainees in particular, have been subjected to torture and inhumane treatment, including sexual violence; stripped in public while blindfolded; tied to chairs while kneeling or with their hands tied behind their backs; subjected to physical and psychological abuse while being interrogated; and made to perform humiliating acts while in their underwear, like dancing barefoot while being filmed.

    Karim Khan, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, has disregarded the grave offenses committed by Israeli security and military forces against Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the Occupied Palestinian Territory as a whole. These offenses include rape, torture, unlawful confinement, forced disappearance, inhumane treatment, and willful infliction of severe suffering by depriving prisoners and detainees of essential medical care and a fair trial. This is especially egregious in light of the numerous credible international reports and evidence released by human rights and media organisations which attest to the widespread and systematic use of torture and violence against Palestinians by Israel. Dozens of complaints have also been received regarding sexual violence—including forced nudity, in addition toverbal and physical sexual harassment—while international press reports document at least 7 cases of rape against Palestinian female and male prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centres.

    It is recommended that the International Criminal Court Prosecutor pursue an investigation into all crimes perpetrated by Israel against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, broaden its purview to encompass all individuals accountable for these offenses, and expedite the issuance of arrest warrants against each of them.

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment must also fulfill the role that has been assigned to her in accordance with her mandate and follow the rules of integrity and remainindependent in her work. This includes conducting timely investigations and making country visits to learn the truth about the treatment of male and female detainees who are subject to grave violations and serious crimes, and submitting reports about them, rather than letting the Israeli authorities handle suchmatters. This will clear the path for the work of fact-finding committees and international courts in examining, probing, and holding trials regarding crimes committed by the Israeli army against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    The international community should exert pressure on the Israeli authorities to return the bodies of Palestinian prisoners and detainees who were killed in Israeli jails and detention facilities, as well as to release all Palestinian detainees who were arbitrarily arrested and, if they are put on trial, to ensure all fair trial procedures.

    Israel must immediately cease its practice of forcibly disappearing Palestinian prisoners and detainees from the Gaza Strip; reveal all covert detention facilities;reveal the identities of all Palestinians it holds from the Gaza Strip, their whereabouts, and their fate; and assume full responsibility for their safety.

    Additionally, it is recommended that an independent international inquiry committee be established with a focus on the crimes committed during Israel’s current military assault on the Gaza Strip, in addition to facilitating the work of the committee already established in 2021 regarding the Occupied Palestinian Territory. This includes guaranteeing both committees’access to the Strip and initiating investigations into all crimes and violations against Palestinians there, including the circumstances surrounding the deaths of all Palestinian prisoners and detainees killed in Israeli prisons, as well as any sort of sexual violence against people of any gender.


    New testimonies from Palestinian detainees released from Israeli prisons and detention centres received by Euro-Med Monitor confirm that thousands of civilians have been subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment and severe torture

    https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6367/Killing,-torture,-and-injections-of-unknown-substances:-Intl.-community-must-act-on-Israeli-violations-of-Gaza-detainees
    Killing, torture, and injections of unknown substances: Intl. community must act on Israeli violations of Gaza detainees Killing, torture, and injections of unknown substances: Intl. community must act on Israeli violations of Gaza detainees Palestinian Territory - New testimonies from Palestinian detainees released from Israeli prisons and detention centres received by Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor confirm that thousands of civilians have been subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment and severe torture as part of Israel’s genocide in the Gaza Strip, ongoing since 7 October 2023. The international community and international justice institutions must break the cycle of silence, declare firm positions, and take concrete action against the horrific torture that Palestinian civilians, both male and female, are being subjected to. This abuse has escalated to such an extent that, for the victims fortunate enough to survive, it now includes sexual violence, forced injections with unknown substances, and deliberate scarring and unique marking of their bodies. The degree of the violence should compel the international community to force Israel to stop all of its crimes against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, including the crimes of torture, inhumane treatment, and enforced disappearance, which have been committedagainst thousands of individuals from the Gaza Strip over the past eight months. The Israeli army released dozens of prisoners from the Zikim area, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday 11 June. Once they were all released, the Israeli army opened fire on them and made them run walk hundreds of metres to return to their residential areas. Due to exhaustion, they arrived in deplorable condition, exacerbating existing health issues that many had developed while being tortured and abused during their detention. Thirty-three of them came to be treated at the Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia, in the north of the Gaza Strip. A 23-year-old recently freed detainee, Samir Abdullah Jamal Marjan, testified before the Euro-Med Monitorteam that he had been verbally harassed, beaten severely, and given electric shocks, as well as had rebuffed an attempt to have an unknown substance injected into his body: “On 11 March 2024, while attempting to flee to the south, I was detained by the Israeli army at the Nabulsicheckpoint, in the southwest of Gaza [City]. I was detained for two months in a detention centre across from Rafah, after which I was moved to AshkelonPrison, where I spent another two months. In thecorridors [of the prison], the other prisoners and I experienced very difficult days. We endured severe physical and psychological abuse every day, including beatings and taunts, as well as attacks by dogs, threats, and electric shocks. It was even worse in AshkelonPrison. I was kept in solitary confinement and went without food for 12 days. Throughout the interrogation, they used electric shocks to extract ‘confessions’ about Hamas and the tunnels. I was beaten when I replied that I did not know because I was a civilian, and did not know about other issues[either]. We had to endure terrible beatings and torture in addition to being questioned every 10 days. I saw people suffer from serious health declines; some even got sick there and were not given medical care, andsome inmates were also given unknown injections by the army. I was beaten and subjected to electric shocks since I refused to be injected with [the unknown substance]. Torture continued throughout my detention period. I was given electric shocks by one of the officers yesterday, for exceeding the allotted time in the toilet. The effects of that are still [visible] on my body. You would be exposed to electricity if you spent more thanfour minutes in the toilet, because even using the restroom has a set time. I was astonished to learn last night that I would be released, and I was unable to sleep. Then they drove us to Zikim, where they let us go and started shooting at us.” In a separate testimony to the Euro-Med Monitor field team, Amr Abdel Fattah Al-Aklouk stated that he was a Gaza Strip resident undergoing medical treatment in Jerusalem. Since the start of the attack on the Strip, the Israeli army has arrested him three times, the most recent arrest being on 5 June. Al-Aklouk verified the death of another detainee who was tortured to deaththat day by the Israeli army, stating: “I met a detainee named Muhammad Al-Kahlot, who lives in Al-Faluja, [in the] north of the Gaza Strip, about five days ago. He asked me to get in touch with his family and let them know he was okay if I got out. I did not know that I would be released when I was speaking with him in the room across from us. After our conversation, he died the following day due to torture, and the army put his body in a body bag and transported it to an unknown location. There was a group of Gaza Strip prisoners in custody who were designated as ‘security prisoners’. All day long, they endure oppression and random, violent beatings that cause their bodies to bleed. Muhammad was killed [through] the torture he endured at various points throughout the day." In a third testimony, S.A., a 65-year-old man who requested anonymity for safety reasons, described to the Euro-Med Monitor team how he was arrested from his home in the Jabalia refugee camp, subjected to torture and enforced disappearance, imprisoned in appalling conditions, and witnessed the torture of a deaf young man. He stated: “The Israeli army stormed Jabalia Camp last [month]. We chose to remain in our house in Al-Qasaib neighbourhood, behind the JabaliaCamp UNRWA clinic. The army stormed our house as their military vehicles barged into the area. They forced us all out, and took me and two of my nephews, while the rest were evacuated to the western areas. They took us somewhere we could not quite figure out on 21 May 2024. We were blindfolded from the start and had no idea where to go or what was going on around us. We were detained for about 20 days, but it seemed like 20 years at the time. There were abuse, beatings, and humiliation on a daily basis. As bedtime drew near, doors would start to rattle and ominous music would blast from speakers. Food is so scarce [there] that one can barely get a loaf of bread and some cheese. Using the restroom is a difficult and humiliating experience. They did not take into consideration that I was 65 years old, and I was not the oldest person there. There was someone else aged over 70 years old. We were in what appeared to be a ‘barracks’. We had no idea where we were. The occupation army was busy trying to deport a large number of the people who were arriving at this site, which appeared to be a detention centre, to unknown locations. In detention, there was a mute person. For many days, they would not stop beating and torturing him, demanding that he respond to [verbal] questions even though he was mute. From the moment of our arrest, we were handcuffed; we had to wear them even when we ate or used the restroom. On Monday night, 10 June 2024, they told us we would be released. However, before they [released us], one of the guards threatened me, saying, ‘Do not complain about anything to the press, or we will come to you again.’ In the Zikim area near Beit Lahia on the northwest border, one of the soldiers informed us, during our release on Tuesday afternoon, 11 June, that we had only four minutes to reach the residential areas. After that, he threatened to shoot anyone he saw. Although the terrain was difficult and there were no houses in sight, we began running in the sweltering heat.” Palestinian detainees who have been freed from Israeli custody attest to the fact that, despite knowing that the detainees are civilians, the Israeli forces are still abusing their power by torturing and treating theminhumanely. The international community’s continued silence—most notably; that of the pertinent United Nations bodies—will lead to the inevitable perpetuation of this torture. A June 12 report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in Israel, states that Palestinians from the Gaza Strip in general, and Palestinian detainees in particular, have been subjected to torture and inhumane treatment, including sexual violence; stripped in public while blindfolded; tied to chairs while kneeling or with their hands tied behind their backs; subjected to physical and psychological abuse while being interrogated; and made to perform humiliating acts while in their underwear, like dancing barefoot while being filmed. Karim Khan, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, has disregarded the grave offenses committed by Israeli security and military forces against Palestinian prisoners and detainees in the Occupied Palestinian Territory as a whole. These offenses include rape, torture, unlawful confinement, forced disappearance, inhumane treatment, and willful infliction of severe suffering by depriving prisoners and detainees of essential medical care and a fair trial. This is especially egregious in light of the numerous credible international reports and evidence released by human rights and media organisations which attest to the widespread and systematic use of torture and violence against Palestinians by Israel. Dozens of complaints have also been received regarding sexual violence—including forced nudity, in addition toverbal and physical sexual harassment—while international press reports document at least 7 cases of rape against Palestinian female and male prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centres. It is recommended that the International Criminal Court Prosecutor pursue an investigation into all crimes perpetrated by Israel against Palestinian prisoners and detainees, broaden its purview to encompass all individuals accountable for these offenses, and expedite the issuance of arrest warrants against each of them. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment must also fulfill the role that has been assigned to her in accordance with her mandate and follow the rules of integrity and remainindependent in her work. This includes conducting timely investigations and making country visits to learn the truth about the treatment of male and female detainees who are subject to grave violations and serious crimes, and submitting reports about them, rather than letting the Israeli authorities handle suchmatters. This will clear the path for the work of fact-finding committees and international courts in examining, probing, and holding trials regarding crimes committed by the Israeli army against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The international community should exert pressure on the Israeli authorities to return the bodies of Palestinian prisoners and detainees who were killed in Israeli jails and detention facilities, as well as to release all Palestinian detainees who were arbitrarily arrested and, if they are put on trial, to ensure all fair trial procedures. Israel must immediately cease its practice of forcibly disappearing Palestinian prisoners and detainees from the Gaza Strip; reveal all covert detention facilities;reveal the identities of all Palestinians it holds from the Gaza Strip, their whereabouts, and their fate; and assume full responsibility for their safety. Additionally, it is recommended that an independent international inquiry committee be established with a focus on the crimes committed during Israel’s current military assault on the Gaza Strip, in addition to facilitating the work of the committee already established in 2021 regarding the Occupied Palestinian Territory. This includes guaranteeing both committees’access to the Strip and initiating investigations into all crimes and violations against Palestinians there, including the circumstances surrounding the deaths of all Palestinian prisoners and detainees killed in Israeli prisons, as well as any sort of sexual violence against people of any gender. New testimonies from Palestinian detainees released from Israeli prisons and detention centres received by Euro-Med Monitor confirm that thousands of civilians have been subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment and severe torture https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6367/Killing,-torture,-and-injections-of-unknown-substances:-Intl.-community-must-act-on-Israeli-violations-of-Gaza-detainees
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  • Horrific Israeli attack in Khan Younis with almost no warning – Day 289
    [email protected] July 23, 2024 garbage in Gaza, israeli attack on UN convoy, israeli hostages killed, kamala harris, khan younis attack, knesset, october 7th myths, Palestinian journalists, polio vaccine, unrwa, west bank children, Yemen
    Palestinians, including women and children, living in the east of Khan Younis city move towards safe areas with whatever belongings they can take with them after Israel announced that an operation will be carried out and ordered the Palestinians to evacuate the area immediately in Khan Yunis, Gaza on July 22, 2024. (photo)
    A77 Gazans killed in Khan Younis with no chance to flee; Israeli army admits leaving Palestinian man with Down Syndrome to die; journalists killed by Israel reaches 163; Israeli forces fire on UN convoy; water and garbage crisis in Gaza; polio vaccines for Israeli soldiers, but not for Gazan civilians; Israel killed 2 more Israeli hostages; 250% increase in killing of West Bank children; Yemeni harbor still ablaze after Israeli strike; Knesset members listen to debunked myths of Oct 7; our founding fathers supported Israel?; JD Vance to skip Netanyahu speech; Dem Majority for Israel endorses Harris; potential VPs regarding Israel; more.

    By IAK staff, from reports.

    Israel gives 400,000 Palestinians minutes to flee Khan Younis before latest blitz

    The Cradle reports: The Israeli army ordered the sudden evacuation of over 400,000 Palestinians taking shelter in eastern Khan Younis on 22 July, dropping leaflets in the besieged city moments before warplanes began their raids.

    At least 77 deaths and 200 wounded have been reported in the aftermath of the attacks.

    Ha’aretz reports that the death toll from this operation has risen to 89, that 68 are reported missing, and 263 more people were injured. 13 houses in the city were reportedly directly targeted.

    Authorities at Nasser Medical Complex appealed for urgent blood donations, saying it faces a shortage of blood units, “which poses a serious threat to the lives of the sick and injured in light of the ongoing massacres carried out by the occupation forces against the innocent and civilians.”

    “The IDF is about to forcefully operate against the terror organizations and therefore calls on the remaining population left in the eastern neighborhoods of Khan Younis to temporarily evacuate to the adjusted humanitarian area in Al-Mawasi,” the Israeli military said in a statement on Monday morning.

    NOTE: The use of the word “terrorist” for a group that resists occupation and oppression is a political, not fact-based choice. In reality, international law supports the efforts of resistance groups against an occupying power, the UN extending that right to the point of armed resistance.

    Israeli Army Radio reported that Monday’s air raids in Khan Younis are the most violent since the end of the military operation in the city earlier this year.

    Local reports say many victims are still under the rubble and scattered along the streets, with ambulance and civil defense crews unable to reach them due to the violent and continuous shelling.

    AL JAZEERA ADDS: Many fleeing Palestinians are hesitant to join the swelling tent camps in al-Mawasi, declared a humanitarian zone in May, after a recent attack on the area killed at least 92 people and wounded more than 300, according to figures from the Health Ministry. That attack caused global outrage.

    OCHA ADDS: The new evacuation order by the Israeli military encompasses about 8.7 square kilometres (3.4 square miles) in the so-called “humanitarian zone” in Al Mawasi area of Khan Younis decreases the area of the zone by nearly 15 per cent.




    Gaza: Israeli army admits abandoning Palestinian man with Down syndrome

    Middle East Eye reports: The Israeli army has admitted that a Palestinian man with Down syndrome who died after being attacked and injured by an army dog was abandoned by its soldiers.

    The army’s admission comes two weeks after Middle East Eye originally reported on the death of Muhammed Bhar following a raid by Israeli soldiers on his family home in eastern Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood on 3 July.

    His family told MEE they had been forced at gunpoint to leave behind the 24-year-old after he was mauled by the dog. Relatives described Muhammed as “like a one-year-old”, and said he needed help eating.

    Family members contacted the Red Cross daily for a week, pleading for Muhammed’s release or medical treatment, but were told that the Israeli army was not cooperating.

    After a week, and once Israeli troops withdrew from Shujaiya, they returned to find his decomposing body at their home.

    An Israeli spokesperson said, “The IDF regrets the harm to civilians during the fighting.”

    Number of journalists killed in Gaza rises to 163

    The Israeli army struck a tent sheltering journalists in Al Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, central Gaza on Monday

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    At least one person, journalist Haydar Ibrahim al-Msaddar, was killed while several others were wounded and suffered serious injuries.

    Msaddar was a media researcher and a specialist in media affairs, according to local authorities.

    According to his friend and fellow journalist Islam Bader, Msaddar had specialized in the study of propaganda and public opinion.

    “All the contents in the tent are journalistic equipment,” Youssef al-Hindi, a rescue worker who attended the scene after hearing the explosion, told Middle East Eye.

    Holding up a press helmet he found at the scene, Hindi said that he believes the journalists’ tent was intentionally targeted.

    Khalil al-Dakran, a doctor at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, agreed. It was the second time a tent in the grounds of the hospital had been hit, he said.



    Israeli forces shoot at UN convoy heading for Gaza City

    Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the UN agency for Palestinians (UNRWA), said that Israeli forces shot at a UN convoy heading towards Gaza City on Sunday.

    The movement of the convoy was coordinated and approved by the Israeli authorities.

    “One vehicle received at least five bullets while waiting just ahead of the Israeli Forces’ checkpoint south of Wadi Gaza,” Lazzarini said on X.

    “The car was severely damaged, it left the convoy. The teams re-assembled & finally reached Gaza City.”

    He concluded saying that “those responsible must be held accountable.”


    Medical Threat: Water and Garbage in Gaza

    A new report by PAX, an international NGO, highlights the growing public health risks of solid waste exposure in Gaza due to the collapse of the waste management system and blocked access to designated landfills by Israeli forces.

    The report especially highlighted the potential medical threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), whereby patients in conflict areas fail to respond to antibiotic treatments, which health experts have linked to the degradation and damage of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure as well as to heavy-metal exposure including munition remnants.

    The environmental consequences of the crisis are also enormous, according to the report, as they can render Gaza wholly uninhabitable and cause grave ecosystem and public health problems in the overall region due to the contamination of agricultural lands and the aquifer and the possible penetration of toxic substances into the food chain.

    The report presents a number of short-term and long-term recommendations for policymakers.

    FOR A SAMPLING OF REPORTS ON ISRAEL’S RECENT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, SEE Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated)

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    Israel launches polio vaccination campaign for soldiers in Gaza, nothing for Palestinians

    The New Arab reports: On Sunday, the Israeli army launched a campaign to vaccinate its soldiers who are carrying out military operations in the Gaza Strip to avoid the infection of poliovirus, while ignoring the Palestinian population.

    Israel’s vaccination campaign occurs after an official announcement issued by the Palestinian health ministry said it discovered the spread of the poliovirus in the wastewater in the war-torn, besieged Gaza Strip.

    “The coastal enclave has been suffering from the lack of medicine and even vaccines that would be enough for the local people to avoid the spread of the poliovirus,” said sources.

    Meanwhile, Israel claimed “it sent about 300,000 polio vaccines to Gaza in cooperation with international organizations since the beginning of the war […] which is enough for more than a million citizens in Gaza.”

    “All the Israeli claims are not true […] it seems that the Israeli authorities decided to kill all the Palestinians in Gaza, either through the strikes or diseases and starvation,” Ismail Thawabta, the director of the Palestinian government media office in Gaza, remarked to TNA.

    HA’ARETZ ADDS: The IDF stresses that the soldiers not make any use of the local Gazan water system, and that the army regularly brings in large quantities of water from Israel, including millions of bottles of water for drinking and bathing, and tons of ice, as well as field showers, soap and disinfectant wipes.

    According to a recent Lancet study, the death toll in Gaza could be at least 186,000 dead due to direct and indirect impacts of Israel’s war on Gaza.

    RECOMMENDED READING (March 2021): Israel’s pattern of broken Covid vaccine promises to Palestinians – is it genocide?

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    Knesset passes bills to close UNRWA, label it ‘terrorist organization’

    Middle East Eye reports: Israel’s parliament has passed three bills in their first readings to close the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and designate it a “terrorist organization”.

    The first bill prohibits UNRWA from operating any mission, providing any service or conducting any activity on Israeli territory. It was passed 58-9, The Times of Israel newspaper reported.

    The second bill was approved 63-9 and calls for stripping UNRWA personnel of their legal immunities and privileges offered to UN staff in Israel.

    The third bill calls for designating the UN agency as a “terrorist organization” and requires Israel to cut ties with it. It was passed by a 50-10 vote.

    The three bills will now go to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for further deliberation. They will require two more readings to become effective.

    Israel has lobbied hard to have UNRWA closed, especially since it began its war on Gaza in October.

    RECOMMENDED READING: Designation of Palestinian Rights Groups as Terrorists is an Attack on the Human Rights Movement

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    Two Israeli hostages confirmed dead – IDF admits likely at fault

    Jerusalem Post reports: The Israeli military confirmed on Monday that two more hostages are dead, and that they were probably mistakenly killed by IDF forces during battles in Khan Younis some months ago.

    On March 10, Hamas had announced that the two hostages had been killed, but Israeli officials chose to assume the announcement was a bluff, and did not believe it. Now, based on “new, unspecified intelligence,” they have accepted their deaths as fact.

    The IDF did not disclose the exact circumstances of the hostages’ deaths, but did admit it is likely that they were mistakenly killed by Israeli forces.

    NOTE: Hamas offered a prisoner swap immediately after October 7th, but Israel rejected it.

    RECOMMENDED READING: Israel has repeatedly rejected Hamas truce offers

    Israel’s Netanyahu says deal could be nearing for hostages

    The New Arab reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told families of hostages held in Gaza that a deal that would secure their loved ones’ release could be nearing, his office said on Tuesday.

    “The conditions are undoubtedly ripening. This is a good sign,” Netanyahu told the families on Monday in Washington, where was expected to meet US President Joe Biden later this week after making an address to Congress.

    Efforts to reach a Gaza ceasefire deal, outlined by Biden in May and mediated by Egypt and Qatar, have gained momentum over the past month. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said negotiators were “driving toward the goal line.”

    Ruby Chen, father of dual US-Israeli citizen Itai Chen, a soldier whose body is being held in Gaza, was one of the family members who met with Netanyahu.

    “He did say that conditions were ripening but I’m taking that with a pinch of salt,” Chen told Israeli Army Radio.

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    Israel’s West Bank Assault Sparks 250% Surge in Killings of Palestinian Kids

    Common Dreams reports: Three days after the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion stating that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is unlawful, the United Nations children’s rights agency said that after decades of being “exposed to horrific violence,” the number of children who have been killed in the West Bank since last October has skyrocketed.

    Since Israel began its bombardment of the Palestinian territories nearly 10 months ago, 143 Palestinian children have been killed in the West Bank, according to the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

    The number represents a 250% increase compared to the nine months preceding October 7th.

    “The situation has deteriorated significantly, coinciding with the escalation of hostilities inside Gaza,” said Catherine Russell, executive director of UNICEF. “We are seeing frequent allegations of Palestinian children being detained on their way home from school, or shot while walking on the streets. The violence needs to stop now.”

    Some of the killings of children in the West Bank over the last 10 months have received international attention, like the Israeli forces’ shooting of two children, Basil Suleiman Abu al-Wafa and Adam Samer al-Ghoul, during a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in November.

    Al-Ghoul, who was nine, was shown on CCTV footage trying to run away from IDF soldiers when he was gunned down.

    Since October, two Israeli children have been killed in fighting the West Bank, said UNICEF.

    RECOMMENDED READING: Genocide alert issued over Israeli violence in West Bank

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    Yemeni harbor still ablaze two days after Israeli attack, as US says Israel justified

    Al Jazeera reports: Firefighting teams are struggling to contain a blaze at Yemen’s Hodeidah port, two days after a deadly Israeli strike damaged oil storage facilities and endangered aid ships in the harbor, AFP reports.

    Firefighting teams appear to have made little progress. The blaze appears to be expanding in some parts of the port amid fears it could reach food storage facilities.

    High-resolution satellite images taken by Maxar Technologies showed flames consuming a heavily damaged fuel storage area at the harbor in Hodeidah, a city on the Red Sea.

    An analysis of satellite imagery from Planet by the Dutch peace organization PAX showed at least 33 destroyed oil storage tankers, said Wim Zwijnenburg, a project leader with the organization.

    “We expect [to find] more damage as not all storage tanks are visible because of heavy smoke” from the fire and burning fuel, Zwijnenburg said.

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    Knesset hears [fictitious] accounts of Hamas rape, infanticide from “casualty identification unit”

    Israel Hayom reports: In a chilling testimony before Knesset, Rabbi Moshe Dickstein, who served as a reservist in the IDF’s Southern Command, provided disturbing details of the alleged atrocities committed by Hamas members during the October 7 attack on Israeli communities.

    NOTE: Israel has disseminated numerous atrocity stories about the October 7th attack that have since been proven untrue. In addition, an unknown but significant number of the Israeli soldiers and civilians killed on October 7 were shown to have been killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military has also disseminated false stories about civilians captured.

    Visit https://www.oct7factcheck.com/index for a growing list of debunked myths.

    “The first body we came across was an overturned stroller. Inside the stroller was a baby, and his head was thrown aside with a knife in it. The woman we found, presumably the mother, was lying on the couch with blood flowing from her private area. We were told to collect only the bodies. In the next stage, they would come to clean up the blood and everything else,” Rabbi Dickstein said, choking back tears.

    The rabbi continued with the difficult [and fabricated] descriptions: “And so we went from house to house and found women lying on the floor with legs spread, it’s indescribable. Another house and another house, then also in the field. They cut off men’s genitals, and we found women with severed breasts. A pregnant woman with her belly opened up to reveal the umbilical cord and the baby with a knife in its body.”

    NOTE: There is zero evidence that any of these alleged incidents actually occurred. Israeli media and others have thoroughly debunked these and similar stories months ago.



    Colonists break into Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque, perform Talmudic rituals

    WAFA reports: Israeli colonists, under the protection of Israeli police, Monday morning broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem.

    Eyewitnesses said that dozens of colonists entered the holy site in groups, conducted provocative tours throughout the compound, and performed Talmudic rituals.

    During the incursion, Israeli police imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshippers to the mosque.

    Additionally, Israeli police intensified the restrictions at the gates of the Old City, effectively turning the area into a military zone.

    Ahistorical statement by Speaker Johnson: Supporting Israel Is One of America’s ‘Founding Principles’

    Antiwar reports: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) described US support for Israel as one of America’s “founding principles” during a speech at an event hosted by the Republican Jewish Committee on July 18.

    “It is an important principle that America and Israel stand together resolutely. That is part of who we are as a country. It’s one of our founding principles. I believe that we maintain peace through strength, and I think that the relationship with Israel is essential to who we are as Americans,” Johnson said.

    Since the modern state of Israel was created in 1948, it’s unclear what Johnson meant when he said the US-Israel relationship is a “founding principle.” The most well-known Founding Fathers would also disagree with Johnson since they strongly warned against permanent alliances and “attachments” to other nations.

    In his farewell address in 1796, George Washington said, “A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification.”

    Johnson also threatened Democratic lawmakers with possible arrest if they protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, which is scheduled for this Thursday.

    “There’s a number of Democrats in the House who have said they are going to boycott the event, and then some others are gonna protest,” he said. “We’re gonna have extra sergeants at arms on the floor, and if anybody gets out of hand the Speaker of the House will bang the gavel. We’re gonna arrest people if we have to do it. We’re gonna get the message out.”

    RECOMMENDED READING: Netanyahu purveyed a fictional history of Israel to Jordan Peterson


    Palestinian families flee their village of Tantura, May 1948. During its founding war to create a Jewish state in Palestine, Israeli forces committed numerous massacres like the one in Tantura and worked to expel the indigenous population of Palestinian Muslims and Christians. Photo from National Library of Israel. (photo)
    Democratic Majority for Israel endorses Harris: ‘She stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel’

    Ha’aretz reports: The Democratic Majority for Israel has wholeheartedly endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for the party’s nomination for the upcoming presidential election.

    “We proudly endorsed Kamala Harris as part of the Biden-Harris ticket in 2020 and again in 2024. Since then, the Vice President has helped lead the most pro-Israel administration in American history, standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel as it has faced unprecedented attacks on its homeland and people,” said DMFI President & CEO Mark Mellman.

    RECOMMENDED READING: Democratic bigwigs create group DMFI to promote Israel to progressives

    GOP Jewish group slams Harris for ‘snubbing’ Netanyahu; J.D. Vance won’t attend Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

    Ha’aretz reports: The Republican Jewish Coalition has described as “disgraceful” what it described as “Kamala Harris’ first official act as the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States […] to snub the leader of America’s key strategic ally, the Jewish state. Kamala Harris would be a total disaster for the US-Israel relationship,” the RJC said.

    Prior to Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race, Harris was scheduled to be on the road campaigning for him during Netanyahu’s address to Congress. She was also supposed to meet with the Israeli prime minister, though it remains unclear if this meeting will still occur.

    Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s running mate and the Republican senator from Ohio, J.D. Vance, has opted to hit the campaign trail rather than attending Netanyahu’s speech. It remains unclear whether he or Trump will speak or meet with the Israeli prime minister during his U.S. visit.


    Trump’s Ambassador to Israel David Friedman: VP Harris ‘never expressed sympathy for the Israelis suffering from Hamas’

    Ha’aretz reports: Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that Vice President and 2024 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris “has never expressed sympathy for the Israelis suffering from Hamas’ barbarism with the same fervor that she exhibits when speaking of Palestinian suffering.”

    He continued criticizing Harris, saying, “she wrongly accused Israel of overseeing a famine in Gaza, proven to be totally false. She said that Palestinians in Rafah ‘had no place to go’ just before 900,000 were successfully evacuated in a week. Apart from that, she plainly is not up to the task of protecting Americans from the growing threats around the world — threats that will intensify further if our enemies see her campaign gaining strength.”

    RECOMMENDED READING: This is the truth about “there is no famine in Gaza”

    The Forward says Harris’s past statements on Israel-Hamas, “broadly speaking, do not differ much from those of President Biden”

    Both centrist Democrats and those to the left are seeing what they want in Harris…

    Jewish Republicans are smearing Harris as anti-Israel. “The shock troops of misinformation deserve high marks for speed, but not so much for accuracy…”

    The veepstakes…

    Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona has strong ties to Jews and Israel, starting with his marriage by a rabbi to Gabby Giffords, the Jewish former congresswoman who survived a mass shooting in 2011. Kelly, a former astronaut and Navy captain, co-sponsored the bipartisan Countering Antisemitism Act and has visited Israel at least twice since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack. Read the story ➤

    Gov. Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania is proudly and publicly Jewish, and the experts we interviewed said that should help — not hurt — the campaign if he were chosen as Harris’ running mate. “The interesting thing is that, historically, that has always been a much greater concern for Jews,” while most other voters don’t care, said Jonathan Sarna, one of the leading historians of American Jewry. Read the story

    Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado was asked Monday on CNN if he’d accept the offer to be vice president. “Look,” he quipped, “if they do the polling, and it turns out that they need a 49-year-old, balding gay Jew from Boulder, Colorado, they got my number.”

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    STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 22:

    Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 22: at least 39,668* (39,090 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.]

    This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths.

    Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza.

    Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza.

    At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank).
    At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**.
    About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced.
    2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.
    Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 22: at least 95,567 (including at least 90,147 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how man Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]

    Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 22: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured.

    Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%.

    NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers.

    *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.**

    Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals.

    † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics.

    Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here.

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    Horrific Israeli attack in Khan Younis with almost no warning – Day 289 [email protected] July 23, 2024 garbage in Gaza, israeli attack on UN convoy, israeli hostages killed, kamala harris, khan younis attack, knesset, october 7th myths, Palestinian journalists, polio vaccine, unrwa, west bank children, Yemen Palestinians, including women and children, living in the east of Khan Younis city move towards safe areas with whatever belongings they can take with them after Israel announced that an operation will be carried out and ordered the Palestinians to evacuate the area immediately in Khan Yunis, Gaza on July 22, 2024. (photo) A77 Gazans killed in Khan Younis with no chance to flee; Israeli army admits leaving Palestinian man with Down Syndrome to die; journalists killed by Israel reaches 163; Israeli forces fire on UN convoy; water and garbage crisis in Gaza; polio vaccines for Israeli soldiers, but not for Gazan civilians; Israel killed 2 more Israeli hostages; 250% increase in killing of West Bank children; Yemeni harbor still ablaze after Israeli strike; Knesset members listen to debunked myths of Oct 7; our founding fathers supported Israel?; JD Vance to skip Netanyahu speech; Dem Majority for Israel endorses Harris; potential VPs regarding Israel; more. By IAK staff, from reports. Israel gives 400,000 Palestinians minutes to flee Khan Younis before latest blitz The Cradle reports: The Israeli army ordered the sudden evacuation of over 400,000 Palestinians taking shelter in eastern Khan Younis on 22 July, dropping leaflets in the besieged city moments before warplanes began their raids. At least 77 deaths and 200 wounded have been reported in the aftermath of the attacks. Ha’aretz reports that the death toll from this operation has risen to 89, that 68 are reported missing, and 263 more people were injured. 13 houses in the city were reportedly directly targeted. Authorities at Nasser Medical Complex appealed for urgent blood donations, saying it faces a shortage of blood units, “which poses a serious threat to the lives of the sick and injured in light of the ongoing massacres carried out by the occupation forces against the innocent and civilians.” “The IDF is about to forcefully operate against the terror organizations and therefore calls on the remaining population left in the eastern neighborhoods of Khan Younis to temporarily evacuate to the adjusted humanitarian area in Al-Mawasi,” the Israeli military said in a statement on Monday morning. NOTE: The use of the word “terrorist” for a group that resists occupation and oppression is a political, not fact-based choice. In reality, international law supports the efforts of resistance groups against an occupying power, the UN extending that right to the point of armed resistance. Israeli Army Radio reported that Monday’s air raids in Khan Younis are the most violent since the end of the military operation in the city earlier this year. Local reports say many victims are still under the rubble and scattered along the streets, with ambulance and civil defense crews unable to reach them due to the violent and continuous shelling. AL JAZEERA ADDS: Many fleeing Palestinians are hesitant to join the swelling tent camps in al-Mawasi, declared a humanitarian zone in May, after a recent attack on the area killed at least 92 people and wounded more than 300, according to figures from the Health Ministry. That attack caused global outrage. OCHA ADDS: The new evacuation order by the Israeli military encompasses about 8.7 square kilometres (3.4 square miles) in the so-called “humanitarian zone” in Al Mawasi area of Khan Younis decreases the area of the zone by nearly 15 per cent. Gaza: Israeli army admits abandoning Palestinian man with Down syndrome Middle East Eye reports: The Israeli army has admitted that a Palestinian man with Down syndrome who died after being attacked and injured by an army dog was abandoned by its soldiers. The army’s admission comes two weeks after Middle East Eye originally reported on the death of Muhammed Bhar following a raid by Israeli soldiers on his family home in eastern Gaza City’s Shujaiya neighborhood on 3 July. His family told MEE they had been forced at gunpoint to leave behind the 24-year-old after he was mauled by the dog. Relatives described Muhammed as “like a one-year-old”, and said he needed help eating. Family members contacted the Red Cross daily for a week, pleading for Muhammed’s release or medical treatment, but were told that the Israeli army was not cooperating. After a week, and once Israeli troops withdrew from Shujaiya, they returned to find his decomposing body at their home. An Israeli spokesperson said, “The IDF regrets the harm to civilians during the fighting.” Number of journalists killed in Gaza rises to 163 The Israeli army struck a tent sheltering journalists in Al Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, central Gaza on Monday . At least one person, journalist Haydar Ibrahim al-Msaddar, was killed while several others were wounded and suffered serious injuries. Msaddar was a media researcher and a specialist in media affairs, according to local authorities. According to his friend and fellow journalist Islam Bader, Msaddar had specialized in the study of propaganda and public opinion. “All the contents in the tent are journalistic equipment,” Youssef al-Hindi, a rescue worker who attended the scene after hearing the explosion, told Middle East Eye. Holding up a press helmet he found at the scene, Hindi said that he believes the journalists’ tent was intentionally targeted. Khalil al-Dakran, a doctor at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, agreed. It was the second time a tent in the grounds of the hospital had been hit, he said. Israeli forces shoot at UN convoy heading for Gaza City Philippe Lazzarini, the head of the UN agency for Palestinians (UNRWA), said that Israeli forces shot at a UN convoy heading towards Gaza City on Sunday. The movement of the convoy was coordinated and approved by the Israeli authorities. “One vehicle received at least five bullets while waiting just ahead of the Israeli Forces’ checkpoint south of Wadi Gaza,” Lazzarini said on X. “The car was severely damaged, it left the convoy. The teams re-assembled & finally reached Gaza City.” He concluded saying that “those responsible must be held accountable.” Medical Threat: Water and Garbage in Gaza A new report by PAX, an international NGO, highlights the growing public health risks of solid waste exposure in Gaza due to the collapse of the waste management system and blocked access to designated landfills by Israeli forces. The report especially highlighted the potential medical threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), whereby patients in conflict areas fail to respond to antibiotic treatments, which health experts have linked to the degradation and damage of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure as well as to heavy-metal exposure including munition remnants. The environmental consequences of the crisis are also enormous, according to the report, as they can render Gaza wholly uninhabitable and cause grave ecosystem and public health problems in the overall region due to the contamination of agricultural lands and the aquifer and the possible penetration of toxic substances into the food chain. The report presents a number of short-term and long-term recommendations for policymakers. FOR A SAMPLING OF REPORTS ON ISRAEL’S RECENT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, SEE Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated) Embed from Getty Images Israel launches polio vaccination campaign for soldiers in Gaza, nothing for Palestinians The New Arab reports: On Sunday, the Israeli army launched a campaign to vaccinate its soldiers who are carrying out military operations in the Gaza Strip to avoid the infection of poliovirus, while ignoring the Palestinian population. Israel’s vaccination campaign occurs after an official announcement issued by the Palestinian health ministry said it discovered the spread of the poliovirus in the wastewater in the war-torn, besieged Gaza Strip. “The coastal enclave has been suffering from the lack of medicine and even vaccines that would be enough for the local people to avoid the spread of the poliovirus,” said sources. Meanwhile, Israel claimed “it sent about 300,000 polio vaccines to Gaza in cooperation with international organizations since the beginning of the war […] which is enough for more than a million citizens in Gaza.” “All the Israeli claims are not true […] it seems that the Israeli authorities decided to kill all the Palestinians in Gaza, either through the strikes or diseases and starvation,” Ismail Thawabta, the director of the Palestinian government media office in Gaza, remarked to TNA. HA’ARETZ ADDS: The IDF stresses that the soldiers not make any use of the local Gazan water system, and that the army regularly brings in large quantities of water from Israel, including millions of bottles of water for drinking and bathing, and tons of ice, as well as field showers, soap and disinfectant wipes. According to a recent Lancet study, the death toll in Gaza could be at least 186,000 dead due to direct and indirect impacts of Israel’s war on Gaza. RECOMMENDED READING (March 2021): Israel’s pattern of broken Covid vaccine promises to Palestinians – is it genocide? Embed from Getty Images Knesset passes bills to close UNRWA, label it ‘terrorist organization’ Middle East Eye reports: Israel’s parliament has passed three bills in their first readings to close the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and designate it a “terrorist organization”. The first bill prohibits UNRWA from operating any mission, providing any service or conducting any activity on Israeli territory. It was passed 58-9, The Times of Israel newspaper reported. The second bill was approved 63-9 and calls for stripping UNRWA personnel of their legal immunities and privileges offered to UN staff in Israel. The third bill calls for designating the UN agency as a “terrorist organization” and requires Israel to cut ties with it. It was passed by a 50-10 vote. The three bills will now go to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for further deliberation. They will require two more readings to become effective. Israel has lobbied hard to have UNRWA closed, especially since it began its war on Gaza in October. RECOMMENDED READING: Designation of Palestinian Rights Groups as Terrorists is an Attack on the Human Rights Movement Embed from Getty Images Two Israeli hostages confirmed dead – IDF admits likely at fault Jerusalem Post reports: The Israeli military confirmed on Monday that two more hostages are dead, and that they were probably mistakenly killed by IDF forces during battles in Khan Younis some months ago. On March 10, Hamas had announced that the two hostages had been killed, but Israeli officials chose to assume the announcement was a bluff, and did not believe it. Now, based on “new, unspecified intelligence,” they have accepted their deaths as fact. The IDF did not disclose the exact circumstances of the hostages’ deaths, but did admit it is likely that they were mistakenly killed by Israeli forces. NOTE: Hamas offered a prisoner swap immediately after October 7th, but Israel rejected it. RECOMMENDED READING: Israel has repeatedly rejected Hamas truce offers Israel’s Netanyahu says deal could be nearing for hostages The New Arab reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told families of hostages held in Gaza that a deal that would secure their loved ones’ release could be nearing, his office said on Tuesday. “The conditions are undoubtedly ripening. This is a good sign,” Netanyahu told the families on Monday in Washington, where was expected to meet US President Joe Biden later this week after making an address to Congress. Efforts to reach a Gaza ceasefire deal, outlined by Biden in May and mediated by Egypt and Qatar, have gained momentum over the past month. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said negotiators were “driving toward the goal line.” Ruby Chen, father of dual US-Israeli citizen Itai Chen, a soldier whose body is being held in Gaza, was one of the family members who met with Netanyahu. “He did say that conditions were ripening but I’m taking that with a pinch of salt,” Chen told Israeli Army Radio. Embed from Getty Images Israel’s West Bank Assault Sparks 250% Surge in Killings of Palestinian Kids Common Dreams reports: Three days after the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion stating that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is unlawful, the United Nations children’s rights agency said that after decades of being “exposed to horrific violence,” the number of children who have been killed in the West Bank since last October has skyrocketed. Since Israel began its bombardment of the Palestinian territories nearly 10 months ago, 143 Palestinian children have been killed in the West Bank, according to the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The number represents a 250% increase compared to the nine months preceding October 7th. “The situation has deteriorated significantly, coinciding with the escalation of hostilities inside Gaza,” said Catherine Russell, executive director of UNICEF. “We are seeing frequent allegations of Palestinian children being detained on their way home from school, or shot while walking on the streets. The violence needs to stop now.” Some of the killings of children in the West Bank over the last 10 months have received international attention, like the Israeli forces’ shooting of two children, Basil Suleiman Abu al-Wafa and Adam Samer al-Ghoul, during a raid on the Jenin refugee camp in November. Al-Ghoul, who was nine, was shown on CCTV footage trying to run away from IDF soldiers when he was gunned down. Since October, two Israeli children have been killed in fighting the West Bank, said UNICEF. RECOMMENDED READING: Genocide alert issued over Israeli violence in West Bank Embed from Getty Images Yemeni harbor still ablaze two days after Israeli attack, as US says Israel justified Al Jazeera reports: Firefighting teams are struggling to contain a blaze at Yemen’s Hodeidah port, two days after a deadly Israeli strike damaged oil storage facilities and endangered aid ships in the harbor, AFP reports. Firefighting teams appear to have made little progress. The blaze appears to be expanding in some parts of the port amid fears it could reach food storage facilities. High-resolution satellite images taken by Maxar Technologies showed flames consuming a heavily damaged fuel storage area at the harbor in Hodeidah, a city on the Red Sea. An analysis of satellite imagery from Planet by the Dutch peace organization PAX showed at least 33 destroyed oil storage tankers, said Wim Zwijnenburg, a project leader with the organization. “We expect [to find] more damage as not all storage tanks are visible because of heavy smoke” from the fire and burning fuel, Zwijnenburg said. Embed from Getty Images Knesset hears [fictitious] accounts of Hamas rape, infanticide from “casualty identification unit” Israel Hayom reports: In a chilling testimony before Knesset, Rabbi Moshe Dickstein, who served as a reservist in the IDF’s Southern Command, provided disturbing details of the alleged atrocities committed by Hamas members during the October 7 attack on Israeli communities. NOTE: Israel has disseminated numerous atrocity stories about the October 7th attack that have since been proven untrue. In addition, an unknown but significant number of the Israeli soldiers and civilians killed on October 7 were shown to have been killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military has also disseminated false stories about civilians captured. Visit https://www.oct7factcheck.com/index for a growing list of debunked myths. “The first body we came across was an overturned stroller. Inside the stroller was a baby, and his head was thrown aside with a knife in it. The woman we found, presumably the mother, was lying on the couch with blood flowing from her private area. We were told to collect only the bodies. In the next stage, they would come to clean up the blood and everything else,” Rabbi Dickstein said, choking back tears. The rabbi continued with the difficult [and fabricated] descriptions: “And so we went from house to house and found women lying on the floor with legs spread, it’s indescribable. Another house and another house, then also in the field. They cut off men’s genitals, and we found women with severed breasts. A pregnant woman with her belly opened up to reveal the umbilical cord and the baby with a knife in its body.” NOTE: There is zero evidence that any of these alleged incidents actually occurred. Israeli media and others have thoroughly debunked these and similar stories months ago. Colonists break into Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque, perform Talmudic rituals WAFA reports: Israeli colonists, under the protection of Israeli police, Monday morning broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem. Eyewitnesses said that dozens of colonists entered the holy site in groups, conducted provocative tours throughout the compound, and performed Talmudic rituals. During the incursion, Israeli police imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshippers to the mosque. Additionally, Israeli police intensified the restrictions at the gates of the Old City, effectively turning the area into a military zone. Ahistorical statement by Speaker Johnson: Supporting Israel Is One of America’s ‘Founding Principles’ Antiwar reports: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) described US support for Israel as one of America’s “founding principles” during a speech at an event hosted by the Republican Jewish Committee on July 18. “It is an important principle that America and Israel stand together resolutely. That is part of who we are as a country. It’s one of our founding principles. I believe that we maintain peace through strength, and I think that the relationship with Israel is essential to who we are as Americans,” Johnson said. Since the modern state of Israel was created in 1948, it’s unclear what Johnson meant when he said the US-Israel relationship is a “founding principle.” The most well-known Founding Fathers would also disagree with Johnson since they strongly warned against permanent alliances and “attachments” to other nations. In his farewell address in 1796, George Washington said, “A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter, without adequate inducement or justification.” Johnson also threatened Democratic lawmakers with possible arrest if they protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, which is scheduled for this Thursday. “There’s a number of Democrats in the House who have said they are going to boycott the event, and then some others are gonna protest,” he said. “We’re gonna have extra sergeants at arms on the floor, and if anybody gets out of hand the Speaker of the House will bang the gavel. We’re gonna arrest people if we have to do it. We’re gonna get the message out.” RECOMMENDED READING: Netanyahu purveyed a fictional history of Israel to Jordan Peterson Palestinian families flee their village of Tantura, May 1948. During its founding war to create a Jewish state in Palestine, Israeli forces committed numerous massacres like the one in Tantura and worked to expel the indigenous population of Palestinian Muslims and Christians. Photo from National Library of Israel. (photo) Democratic Majority for Israel endorses Harris: ‘She stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel’ Ha’aretz reports: The Democratic Majority for Israel has wholeheartedly endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris for the party’s nomination for the upcoming presidential election. “We proudly endorsed Kamala Harris as part of the Biden-Harris ticket in 2020 and again in 2024. Since then, the Vice President has helped lead the most pro-Israel administration in American history, standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel as it has faced unprecedented attacks on its homeland and people,” said DMFI President & CEO Mark Mellman. RECOMMENDED READING: Democratic bigwigs create group DMFI to promote Israel to progressives GOP Jewish group slams Harris for ‘snubbing’ Netanyahu; J.D. Vance won’t attend Netanyahu’s speech to Congress Ha’aretz reports: The Republican Jewish Coalition has described as “disgraceful” what it described as “Kamala Harris’ first official act as the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States […] to snub the leader of America’s key strategic ally, the Jewish state. Kamala Harris would be a total disaster for the US-Israel relationship,” the RJC said. Prior to Biden’s withdrawal from the presidential race, Harris was scheduled to be on the road campaigning for him during Netanyahu’s address to Congress. She was also supposed to meet with the Israeli prime minister, though it remains unclear if this meeting will still occur. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s running mate and the Republican senator from Ohio, J.D. Vance, has opted to hit the campaign trail rather than attending Netanyahu’s speech. It remains unclear whether he or Trump will speak or meet with the Israeli prime minister during his U.S. visit. Trump’s Ambassador to Israel David Friedman: VP Harris ‘never expressed sympathy for the Israelis suffering from Hamas’ Ha’aretz reports: Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that Vice President and 2024 Presidential candidate Kamala Harris “has never expressed sympathy for the Israelis suffering from Hamas’ barbarism with the same fervor that she exhibits when speaking of Palestinian suffering.” He continued criticizing Harris, saying, “she wrongly accused Israel of overseeing a famine in Gaza, proven to be totally false. She said that Palestinians in Rafah ‘had no place to go’ just before 900,000 were successfully evacuated in a week. Apart from that, she plainly is not up to the task of protecting Americans from the growing threats around the world — threats that will intensify further if our enemies see her campaign gaining strength.” RECOMMENDED READING: This is the truth about “there is no famine in Gaza” The Forward says Harris’s past statements on Israel-Hamas, “broadly speaking, do not differ much from those of President Biden” Both centrist Democrats and those to the left are seeing what they want in Harris… Jewish Republicans are smearing Harris as anti-Israel. “The shock troops of misinformation deserve high marks for speed, but not so much for accuracy…” The veepstakes… Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona has strong ties to Jews and Israel, starting with his marriage by a rabbi to Gabby Giffords, the Jewish former congresswoman who survived a mass shooting in 2011. Kelly, a former astronaut and Navy captain, co-sponsored the bipartisan Countering Antisemitism Act and has visited Israel at least twice since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack. Read the story ➤ Gov. Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania is proudly and publicly Jewish, and the experts we interviewed said that should help — not hurt — the campaign if he were chosen as Harris’ running mate. “The interesting thing is that, historically, that has always been a much greater concern for Jews,” while most other voters don’t care, said Jonathan Sarna, one of the leading historians of American Jewry. Read the story Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado was asked Monday on CNN if he’d accept the offer to be vice president. “Look,” he quipped, “if they do the polling, and it turns out that they need a 49-year-old, balding gay Jew from Boulder, Colorado, they got my number.” MORE NEWS: IMEMC Daily Reports. Al Jazeera: Israel’s Netanyahu goes to the US: All to know about the visit Mondoweiss: Looking at Kamala Harris’s record on Israel Middle East Eye: Netanyahu’s US visit solidifies Israel’s upper hand in Washington Middle East Eye: Even the US propaganda machine can’t whitewash Biden’s sordid record The New Arab: Over half of European Jews feel ‘ashamed’ of Israel’s actions, survey shows STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 22: Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 22: at least 39,668* (39,090 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.] This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths. Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza. Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza. At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank). At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**. About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced. 2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 22: at least 95,567 (including at least 90,147 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how man Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.] Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 22: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured. Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%. NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers. *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.** Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals. † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics. Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here. Hover over each bar for exact numbers. Source: IsraelPalestineTimeline.org Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated) Hundreds of social media influencers attend Israel strategy summit in NYC Supporting Israel Is Big Business in the U.S. for Israel partisans Toys, spices, sewing machines: the items Israel banned from entering Gaza Synopsis of ICJ’s decision on Israeli occupation, reactions, and take-aways Russia attacks hospitals in Ukraine; Israel does the same in Gaza. The US response couldn’t be more different. ‘I have the prison inside me’: The emaciated Palestinian bodybuilder broken by Israel Israel has manufactured an industrial-scale version of Jim Crow rape hoaxes If Americans Knew Mobile Billboard Truck at Republican Convention Col. Douglas MacGregor: US is under the control of Israel, likens Gaza to Warsaw Ghetto Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7 Gaza has turned into Biden’s most perplexing moral and foreign policy failure ‘Suffering horrifically’: 10 months of Israel’s ‘war on children’ in Gaza Pro-Israel ADL ‘spied on’ African American activist over opposition to US-Israel police exchange programme ‘I’m bored, so I shoot’: The Israeli army’s approval of free-for-all violence in Gaza Lancet: Counting the dead in Gaza – difficult but essential ‘Revealer of Inconvenient Truths’ – Julian Assange’s Impact on Palestine Fact or Fiction: Is Israel Unfairly Singled Out for Global Condemnation? How an Israeli colonel invented the burned babies lie to justify genocide Widely reported Palestinian father-son ‘rape’ confession contradicted by piles of evidence The Gaza Project reveals how Israel has targeted the press – in 3 stories ‘Buying Our Own Stolen Water’ in Bethlehem – Scorching Summer Awaits Palestinians in the West Bank Israel’s covert info bots targeting America met with hypocritical silence AIPAC: Has the pro-Israel lobby bribed and bought the US Democratic Party? Israel’s war on Gaza is the deadliest conflict on record for journalists. Israeli army hits Gaza family, uses them as human shields, and runs over their mother. Strangling Israeli restrictions were in place long before October 7th. https://israelpalestinenews.org/horrific-israeli-attack-in-khan-younis-with-almost-no-warning-day-289/
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  • Vaccination video is emotional blackmail – and dishonest too
    Dr Elizabeth EvansMarch 6, 2024

    ARE your child’s vaccinations up to date? Not an unreasonable question, you might think, for a doctor or health visitor to ask a parent. But in the form of a fabricated filmed appeal by a series of small children rehearsed into learning words they would never say, it is disturbing and unethical.

    Yet this is exactly what the government has just produced to pressgang parents into compliance. This week Dame Jenny Harries, CEO of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), made her way to Liverpool and Manchester to launch an expensive marketing campaign to drive up childhood vaccination rates, specifically for measles and whooping cough. The 19-second commercial has already been condemned as ‘exploitative and unethical’ for using tiny children to target parents with such highly emotive appeals as these: ‘Our generation’s risk of illnesses like measles and whooping cough is rising’, ‘If we’re not vaccinated, we’re not protected’ and ‘We could get seriously ill, risking life-long disabilities’.

    This video is to be shown on TV and across social media and other platforms over the next few weeks, and will be viewed by potentially millions of adults and children. According to the UKHSA’s press release, the campaign materials were developed by the agency in partnership with Department of Health and Social Care Marketing, Liverpool City Council, NHS England, NHS North West and NHS Greater Manchester, and informed by input from parents in the North West. No little of our taxpayers’ money has been spent on this helping hand to Big Pharma.

    You can watch it here and judge for yourself.


    What concerns me, as well as this cynical manipulation of parents, is that the MSM has bought uncritically into a fearmongering exercise for which there is little foundation but significant risk. The Sun, for example, though critical of the video, does not question its premise or ask what the evidence is exactly for this purported alarming measles outbreak.

    I questioned this measles mania a month ago in these pages. On what basis were the government’s public health agencies ramping up the message in the media, insisting that children must get ‘up to date’ with their MMR vaccines and as quickly as possible? The answer, I found, was remarkably few cases. Across the whole country since October 1, 2023, the UKHSA had reported just 650 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles, and 183 in the four weeks since January 29, 2024. Of these relatively low numbers of cases I found no media reports of serious illness or deaths to justify this disturbing new campaign.

    So why, I am left asking, is the UKHSA pushing this expensive and monomaniacal child vaccination campaign, not least that it is not risk-free and when there are so many associated and concerning issues? The UK Medical Freedom Alliance (UKMFA) has set them out in a video statement here. The full text follows:

    ‘The UK Medical Freedom Alliance is appalled at the new UK Health Security Agency video which uses children in a highly coercive way, showing them pleading with parents to get them vaccinated in an apparent attempt to emotionally blackmail parents to accept vaccines for their children.

    ‘The claims made in the advert are highly sensational and the risks of the illnesses to individual children appear to be exaggerated and unquantified, promoting parents’ fear for their children’s safety.

    ‘No medication or vaccine is without side-effects or completely safe, yet there is no mention of any potential side-effects from the vaccines. This violates the law on informed consent, which requires full disclosure of risks as well as benefits from any medical intervention, to allow an individualised risk v benefit analysis.

    ‘The statement “If we are not vaccinated we are not protected” is factually inaccurate, as it ignores the innate protection provided by a healthy immune system that will enable the vast majority of children to sail through childhood infections without complications, especially when they are nursed well and supportively.

    ‘Instead of fearmongering, the Government and public health authorities should be empowering parents with the information that there are treatments to reduce the severity of measles and almost eliminate the risk of complications. In particular, high doses of Vitamin A, as advised by the World Health Organization in their guidance for prophylaxis and treatment in measles outbreaks.

    ‘Using children to advertise vaccinations is exploitative and unethical and we believe may be in breach of the Advertising Standards Authority code of advertising and the Government’s own advice on advertising medication. It is also highly likely that older children will see and be influenced by this advert to demand the vaccine through fear for their own safety, which would further breach these rules.

    ‘We deplore this cynical use of children to propagandise parents (and older children who may see this video) to accept a vaccine for their child that they may not personally benefit from and which they may experience harm from. This is not an ethical, sober or responsible way to practise medicine.’



    UKHSA Video Promoting Vaccination Using Children - Dr Liz Evans, CEO UKMFA
    "...The UK Medical Freedom Alliance is appalled at the new UK Health Security Agency video which uses children in a highly coercive way, showing them pleading with parents to get them vaccinated in an apparent attempt to emotionally blackmail parents to accept vaccines for their children.
    ‘The claims made in the advert are highly sensational and the risks of the illnesses to individual children appear to be exaggerated and unquantified, promoting parents’ fear for their children’s safety....
    ...‘We deplore this cynical use of children to propagandise parents (and older children who may see this video) to accept a vaccine for their child that they may not personally benefit from and which they may experience harm from. This is not an ethical, sober or responsible way to practise medicine.’"
    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/vaccination-video-is-emotional-blackmail-and-dishonest-too/
    Vaccination video is emotional blackmail – and dishonest too Dr Elizabeth EvansMarch 6, 2024 ARE your child’s vaccinations up to date? Not an unreasonable question, you might think, for a doctor or health visitor to ask a parent. But in the form of a fabricated filmed appeal by a series of small children rehearsed into learning words they would never say, it is disturbing and unethical. Yet this is exactly what the government has just produced to pressgang parents into compliance. This week Dame Jenny Harries, CEO of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), made her way to Liverpool and Manchester to launch an expensive marketing campaign to drive up childhood vaccination rates, specifically for measles and whooping cough. The 19-second commercial has already been condemned as ‘exploitative and unethical’ for using tiny children to target parents with such highly emotive appeals as these: ‘Our generation’s risk of illnesses like measles and whooping cough is rising’, ‘If we’re not vaccinated, we’re not protected’ and ‘We could get seriously ill, risking life-long disabilities’. This video is to be shown on TV and across social media and other platforms over the next few weeks, and will be viewed by potentially millions of adults and children. According to the UKHSA’s press release, the campaign materials were developed by the agency in partnership with Department of Health and Social Care Marketing, Liverpool City Council, NHS England, NHS North West and NHS Greater Manchester, and informed by input from parents in the North West. No little of our taxpayers’ money has been spent on this helping hand to Big Pharma. You can watch it here and judge for yourself. What concerns me, as well as this cynical manipulation of parents, is that the MSM has bought uncritically into a fearmongering exercise for which there is little foundation but significant risk. The Sun, for example, though critical of the video, does not question its premise or ask what the evidence is exactly for this purported alarming measles outbreak. I questioned this measles mania a month ago in these pages. On what basis were the government’s public health agencies ramping up the message in the media, insisting that children must get ‘up to date’ with their MMR vaccines and as quickly as possible? The answer, I found, was remarkably few cases. Across the whole country since October 1, 2023, the UKHSA had reported just 650 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles, and 183 in the four weeks since January 29, 2024. Of these relatively low numbers of cases I found no media reports of serious illness or deaths to justify this disturbing new campaign. So why, I am left asking, is the UKHSA pushing this expensive and monomaniacal child vaccination campaign, not least that it is not risk-free and when there are so many associated and concerning issues? The UK Medical Freedom Alliance (UKMFA) has set them out in a video statement here. The full text follows: ‘The UK Medical Freedom Alliance is appalled at the new UK Health Security Agency video which uses children in a highly coercive way, showing them pleading with parents to get them vaccinated in an apparent attempt to emotionally blackmail parents to accept vaccines for their children. ‘The claims made in the advert are highly sensational and the risks of the illnesses to individual children appear to be exaggerated and unquantified, promoting parents’ fear for their children’s safety. ‘No medication or vaccine is without side-effects or completely safe, yet there is no mention of any potential side-effects from the vaccines. This violates the law on informed consent, which requires full disclosure of risks as well as benefits from any medical intervention, to allow an individualised risk v benefit analysis. ‘The statement “If we are not vaccinated we are not protected” is factually inaccurate, as it ignores the innate protection provided by a healthy immune system that will enable the vast majority of children to sail through childhood infections without complications, especially when they are nursed well and supportively. ‘Instead of fearmongering, the Government and public health authorities should be empowering parents with the information that there are treatments to reduce the severity of measles and almost eliminate the risk of complications. In particular, high doses of Vitamin A, as advised by the World Health Organization in their guidance for prophylaxis and treatment in measles outbreaks. ‘Using children to advertise vaccinations is exploitative and unethical and we believe may be in breach of the Advertising Standards Authority code of advertising and the Government’s own advice on advertising medication. It is also highly likely that older children will see and be influenced by this advert to demand the vaccine through fear for their own safety, which would further breach these rules. ‘We deplore this cynical use of children to propagandise parents (and older children who may see this video) to accept a vaccine for their child that they may not personally benefit from and which they may experience harm from. This is not an ethical, sober or responsible way to practise medicine.’ UKHSA Video Promoting Vaccination Using Children - Dr Liz Evans, CEO UKMFA "...The UK Medical Freedom Alliance is appalled at the new UK Health Security Agency video which uses children in a highly coercive way, showing them pleading with parents to get them vaccinated in an apparent attempt to emotionally blackmail parents to accept vaccines for their children. ‘The claims made in the advert are highly sensational and the risks of the illnesses to individual children appear to be exaggerated and unquantified, promoting parents’ fear for their children’s safety.... ...‘We deplore this cynical use of children to propagandise parents (and older children who may see this video) to accept a vaccine for their child that they may not personally benefit from and which they may experience harm from. This is not an ethical, sober or responsible way to practise medicine.’" https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/vaccination-video-is-emotional-blackmail-and-dishonest-too/
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  • It Is Time for Freedom of Speech in the Freedom Movement
    We need to be disciplined enough to be present with the discomfort that comes with disagreement as we listen and communicate about all the critical issues of the day with each other~

    Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin
    There, in my inbox, was another substack essay on nanotechnology….a thoughtful, serious piece discussing why we should not fall for the concept that nanotechnology can actually control human behavior and thought or the way that human beings conduct themselves.

    The discussion made a lot of sense. And so do the microscopists — those scientists, including chemists, pathologists, engineers, and others examining the “COVID vaccines,” the nanotechnology, the quantum dots, the “white clots,” the graphene oxide, and all else being found in human blood and various matter present in human injectables, ingestables, and breathables.

    [continue reading below]

    The dissenting author I read mentioned one of our other colleagues (colleagues being those fighters for freedom, liberty, biological integrity, health, science, and community). The dispute centered around the ability of any science to actually technologically control human thought. I winced as I read this.

    Not because I fully agreed or disagreed with either person, but because I knew human feelings would be stirred up, maybe hurt, maybe angered. Those feelings would swirl around the concepts of the debate, but also generally through the readers of each person and their colleagues. And those feelings can get in the way. Because the discussions, the disagreements, and the differences of view about the details and degrees of dangers are critical conversations.

    We should be having these conversations all the time.


    I am not going to parse that science debate in this essay in detail — that is for another time. I will say that the desire to control the thoughts and actions of others is a hallmark of dark “science” used by the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense divisions as well as some aspects of medicine and psychology. From the early psychiatric ice pick lobotomies in the 1950s to the psychosurgery experiments at some of the highest academic centers in medicine, including Harvard, Brown, Tulane, McGill, University of Mississippi, Wayne State, and many more, there have been attempts to modulate, deter, and control behavior. Dr. Breggin devoted several years of his life to putting a stop to the psychosurgery resurgence that began in the late 1960s into the 1970s.

    The Desire to Control is not the Same as Being Able to Control Human Thoughts

    The desire to control human thoughts and actions is not the same as being able to control human thoughts and actions. At this point, “what science can do is damage the human brain through various means — surgical, electrical, energy wave frequencies, blunt force trauma, and drugs,” according to psychiatrist Peter Breggin MD. He explains that a human being can be stopped, subdued, or deterred, just as the furious bull was stopped in its tracks in the arena by psychosurgeon Delgado, through electrical shocks in 1963. It came to a dead stop, shaking its head. The brain-damaging effect of the shock had paralyzed the beast momentarily without actually changing or averting his desire to charge. The shock was the equivalent of being stunned by a blow to the head. Dr. Breggin has examined this issue further in his new essay “The Elite Strategy to Physically Ruin Our Brains, Minds and Willpower.”

    The Desire to Control May Lead to Attempts to Control

    We know the dark sciences and the deep state want to control people, populations, and “targeted audiences.” Whether or not they are successful, there appears to be little preventing them from attempting to establish control of people by inserting technology into their bodies, especially since there is such a delicious opportunity to experiment with inserting nanotech during the Great World Vaccination Drive of the COVID era.

    Why not drive the technology “forward” by seeing what human bodies can tolerate or survive in the way of foreign objects and substances? Who knows? If the objects and substances are small enough, maybe we can slip them by the body’s defenses? And who is to say no? The ethics division at the National Institute of Health is manned by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s wife. So it behooves us to ask questions, lots of questions.

    However, we must not succumb to the fear and terror propaganda that is certainly being salted into the mix of information we are consuming about possible mind manipulation. Those who wish to control us are using fear, promotion of false abilities, misdirection, and any other lies they can dream up to keep us frightened, intimidated, distracted, confused, and ineffective.

    So, what can we do?

    Team Freedom Needs to Speak Openly and Freely

    We, those of us who are on Team Freedom, need to be able to speak freely. To exchange ideas, data, and perspectives.

    We need to be disciplined enough to be present with the discomfort that comes with disagreement as we listen and communicate about all the critical issues of the day.

    We are on the cutting edge of politics, science, liberty, medicine, public health, sociology, psychology, public relations, and civics. We are all looking around corners, into back rooms, and examining issues, practices, and technologies that are being shepherded into our cultures, our bodies, and our environment over which we have had no say.

    We Have Had No Choice

    We have had no choice about whatever is in the injectable liquids that are contaminating various medicines, including what is coyly called the COVID-19 “vaccines.”

    We have had no choice about the substances put in our foods or our environments through geoengineering pollution or other forms of manipulations. We have had no choice about the use of energy frequencies like the 5G being launched. No choice about the littered landscape of Level 4 biolabs around the world. No choice about the engineered pathogens that definitely escape those labs from time to time, and no choice about whether they should be released upon the world for one reason or another.

    We have no choice about being a member of the United Nations or a member of the World Health Organization, and of sustaining them through our tax dollars.

    We aren’t being given any of these choices. Those topics are off the table, ‘Top Secret,’ ‘proprietary information,’ under “NDA” (non-disclosure agreement) or simply ‘embarrassing’ or a ‘distraction’ or a ‘trade secret.’

    We have certainly had no choice about the manipulations of information that are being disseminated throughout our societies every day via the controlled media except to turn that media on, or off but much of it is impossible to avoid.

    We have had no choice about the Department of Defense (DOD), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other alphabet agencies using psychological manipulation and propaganda to “win the hearts and minds” and if that fails, to control opinion and actions with foreign nations and foreign nationals. In reality, most of what goes on in the arena of experimentation on physical control of the mind is hidden behind the opaque Deep State curtain. Does the Deep State want to control? You betcha. Look back at the last four years. In country after country, especially the USA, all we see is control being exerted upon citizens, against tradition and constitutions.

    We have no say in whether the DOD and the CIA, the CDC, and the alphabets are directing their propaganda machines upon U.S. citizens. Are their propaganda activities in the U.S. ‘biting the hand that feeds them?’ NO? Then what hand is feeding them?

    Tell us, please.

    Are We Free Without Debate and the Free Exchange of Ideas?

    Push back. We must open our minds. Have lots of conversations, and lots of exchange of ideas, through essays, columns, via videos, zoom meetings, documentaries, debates, books, and live gatherings.

    We know personally that there are those among us who have been very engaged in trying to steer and stifle the debate. The thought-terminating concept is ‘do NOT speak about that subject — it will discredit you and ‘the movement,’ and you will look like a fool.’ Another deterrent that stifles debate is ‘don’t disagree — we need unity in the freedom movement.’

    A very big threat that has thrown a terrifying poisonous cloud over all of us is the dread of getting sued for $25 million dollars.

    That is not freedom. That is control.

    You Will Look Like a Fool….

    There is disagreement about whether censorship occurred in Stockholm during the “Pandemic Strategies: Lessons and Consequences” conference held January 21-22, 2023. Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger was the last presenter for this conference, after which there was a closing panel made up of the afternoon group of speakers. That last panel included Astrid Stuckelberger, Geert Vanden Bossche, John Steppling (playwright), Pierre Kory, Richard Urso, Jessica Rose, and Philipp Kruse.

    Dr. Stuckelberger’s talk was titled “From Biology to Population: Evidence-Based Public Health Situations: Analysis, Lessons and Next Steps.” “Censorship occurred at point C when I presented the results of nanotech and oxide graphene in the vials,” she told SGT Report. Her slide asked, “Is the content [of the vials] biological or not?” It is reproduced below.


    Her primary point, as I understand it, is that the materials being found in the ‘COVID vaccines’ are non-biological in nature — they are synthetic biological matter. Therefore physicians examining and testing blood who are trained to view biological matter are going to miss the synthetic materials, both due to the small size and due to the compositions of the materials.

    Dr. Stuckelberger posted a video clip later sent to her by an attendee that shows Dr. Cole up on the stage after Dr. Stuckelberger’s presentation. Though not listed on the final panel, Dr. Cole took the stage, gestured for, and was given a microphone by event organizers and then made “a real quick comment.” This was allowed even though Dr. Stuckelberger’s presentation was cut short by the organizers (they say because they were out of time).

    “From what we’ve looked at, there are no nano chips. There is absolutely no graphene oxide in the hundreds of vials we’ve looked at,” declared Dr. Cole. Turning to Dr. Stuckelberger, he declared, “I respect that you did a beautiful presentation,” which appeared patronizing or at least awkward.

    Dr. Cole said, “At the end of the day, to focus on freedom and focus on the wonderful freedom fight that we all have together is what matters. Other things are red herrings, and it’s not relevant, and it’s a distraction to our cause… Scientifically based on the analysis done, we respectfully disagree, having looked at what we’ve looked at as a group from Austria, as a group from the United States, and if we focus on freedom together, that’s what matters… but the rest of it makes us look a little like we are out there.”

    Dr. Richard Urso added, “The lipid nanoparticle messenger RNA is so dangerous itself – It’s the number one thing right now that we know, the data is there….it’s affecting DNA damage repair, its affecting toll-like receptors and viral immune surveillance, it’s doing the blood clotting, it’s doing a lot of the things we already know, we have the data on it…” (At 3:15 on the video)

    Doctors Cole and Urso both claimed “it’s not useful to our cause to put red herrings out there.”

    The shortened last panel gave each speaker three minutes to summarize their views, and then the organizers said Dr. Stuckelberger and another presenter could not present as they were out of time. She was handed the mic anyway, and she said “they are afraid of what I am going to say.” Then she said that we are living in an apocalyptic time. “Corruption is not new, it has been there for ages, and it is time that we see it. We must all strive to become autonomous again and create autonomous communities. I wish you will build happiness and find ways to heal yourselves with natural remedies, and there are some. Try to build community with others who have the same spirit and heart as you,” she concluded.

    Watch the videos. Look at the body language. Dr. Stuckelberger was body blocked by one of the local organizers, John Steppling, who loomed over her during Dr. Cole’s ‘explanation’ about why she should not present her data on the presence of nanotechnology in the blood. Dr. Kory came on stage and added his on-stage presence to the discussion. Doctors Kory, Cole, and Urso are among the pillars of Dr. Robert Malone’s medical juggernaut.

    The upshot is that Dr. Astrid Stucklberger was interrupted, distracted, or body-checked by at least four men, including Dr. Cole, Dr. Vanden Bossche, John Steppling, and Dr. Kory, who also made his presence known when joining the others on stage.

    The entire event was professionally filmed and posted online by conference organizers, the Swedish organization called The Doctors’ Appeal. The conference organizers also posted a two-page non-attributed paper titled “What happened at the conference.” The organizers assert that there was “no intent to censor Dr. Stuckelberger, nor place her in an awkward position at the end of her talk,” and they apologized “unreservedly for any animosity she may have experienced during the closing moments of the conference…”

    But key moments of the controversy are missing from the official recordings documenting the period directly after Dr. Stuckelberger’s speech was abruptly ended and the final panel was convened. Another video emerged and is available, memorializing some of the missing minutes where Dr. Cole took the stage to dismiss Dr. Stuckelberger’s comments.

    Sage Hana provides a good condensed version of one of the first post-conference interviews done with Astrid Stuckelberger by Dr. Jane Ruby, and offers some interesting observations in his “Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger, Dr. Jane Ruby Highlights #1–Details of her Stockholm presentation subject matter” substack published February 4, 2023. We first learned of the incident from happening upon Dr. Ruby’s interview of Dr. Stuckelberger.

    Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Daniel Nagase

    Suppression of ideas also occurred during a November 3, 2021, Zoom call between a number of Canadian medical colleagues, including Emergency Room physician Dr. Daniel Nagase. Dr. Robert Malone, from the US, was also invited to participate in that group Zoom meeting.

    Here are [Dr. Nagase] timestamps for interesting segments.

    40:30 Dr. Nagase: Backstory.

    45:30 Dr. Nagase: Cancer and reverse transcriptase.

    47:03 Dr. Malone: drops off call.

    57.53 Dr. Malone: comes back cautioning against speculating about reverse transcriptase.

    58:30 Dr. Malone: “We’re under intense pressure… we have to be super careful about our messaging and what we’re stating…not useful to speculate about things like integration [of DNA from reverse transcribed RNA]

    Dr. Malone was telling Daniel Nagase, MD, in effect, don’t talk about reverse transcription and DNA integration in that 2021 Zoom meeting. Dr. Malone interrupted and said, “We’re under intense pressure… we have to be super careful about our messaging and what we’re stating…[it’s] not useful to speculate about things like integration” [of DNA from reverse transcribed RNA].

    Imagine. If scientists, analysts, and the public had been able to speak, discuss, and argue, about these dangers, questioning which contents might be in the COVID ‘vaccines’ without being interrupted and silenced by others purporting to be on the side of freedom, what might we have accomplished at that time in convincing others to NOT submit to the toxic ‘COVID vaccines?’

    Trash-Talking on Twitter

    Former Vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Mike Yeadon, has been especially eloquent and outspoken about the elite’s global takeover via the World Economic Forum (WEF) and World Health Organization (WHO).

    Wide Awake Media reported:

    Former vice president at Pfizer, Dr. Mike Yeadon: The so-called “pandemic” was planned and coordinated in advance, by unelected globalist bodies like the WHO and WEF, as a pretext to deliberately depopulate the planet via lethal mRNA injections:

    “We’re facing something much worse than an alleged virus. The injuries to people from these so-called vaccines… I wish I could tell you that it was accidental, but it wasn’t accidental. I’m convinced that these injections have been made to injure people, to maim and kill deliberately.”

    Source: TRUTH BE TOLD RALLY | London | March 25 | 1pm CET | 8am EST | Parliament Square | Childrens Health Defense

    In his comment, Dr. Yeadon echoed what many others have been saying and offering evidence about for some time.

    Dr. Malone tweeted back:

    “Show me the receipts or go home. Yeadon can talk like that all day long and get lots of clicks and likes. Preaching to the choir. But all it does is delegitimizes him with the persuadable middle. Do we want to win this, or are we just playing tiddlywinks? Proof or shut up.”


    Dr. Malone’s insults toward Dr. Yeadon should be no surprise, given that he has so often attempted to silence or sully other freedom fighters, including Peter Breggin, MD, Ginger Breggin, Dr. Jane Ruby, Peter McCullough, MD, Harvey Risch, MD, Dr. Paul Alexander, The Wellness Company, Red State Media, America Out Loud, other independent journalists, Dr. Brian Ardis, Dr. Judy Mikovitz, Foster Colson, Clay Clark, Alex Berenson and others.

    Since 2022, Dr. Malone has increased his attacks involving much of The Wellness Company, Dr. Alexander, additional independent journalists, and reformers. Dr. Alexander himself has exposed two key instances where Dr. Malone maligned and discouraged others from having relationships with Dr. Peter Breggin – once when standing in the halls of the U.S. Senate prior to testimony, and once in a Brownstone email list among Brownstone members.

    Epidemiologist Paul Alias Alexander, Ph.D., is a Former Senior Advisor to Trump’s COVID Task Force and Former Advisor to WHO. He has courageously revealed in a recent substack column that during the Senate hearing that brought some of the top COVID critical scientists together, Dr. Malone was denigrating Dr. Peter Breggin, who was not present. Dr. Alexander reported:

    “I personally heard him, Malone, at a Senate meeting in Washington D.C. verbally ridiculing and smearing the Breggins to other scientists present. They were not there to defend themselves as he bragged about his lawsuit of $25 million against Dr. Peter Breggin and what he was doing against them. We run in similar circles. I was surprised he would do that in the Senate building (we were called there by Senator Johnson to discuss COVID and issues), and he was talking about his lawsuit on [the] Breggins as if it were a joke and a game, a sport, with listeners standing around enjoying a laugh. He poisoned the well, so to speak. He was trying to get the listeners to agree with him, yet they had no idea about the minutia. He was bragging, and it repulsed me. A joke on Dr. Breggin, who has done more for America and this movement than Malone could ever do?” [italics added.]

    The Biggest “Don’t Talk About That” Action

    The biggest “Don’t talk about that” action to date has been the $25 million dollar lawsuit against Peter R. Breggin MD, Ginger Ross Breggin, and Dr. Jane Ruby. The threats of a lawsuit and the official demand letter centered around an intellectual sociological/psychological debate of the validity of the so-called ‘Mass Formation’ or Mass Formation Psychosis concept, which we will be revisiting again in a separate column. The lawsuit complaint itself morphed into a litany of false allegations of defamatory statements. Some of the statements Malone attributed to Dr. Breggin were never uttered by Dr. Breggin. And none of the statements were defamatory. See our legal response and our amended response.

    We should all be aware at this time, four years into the takeover of the world, that those of us opposing the takeover are on the ‘outside.’ We are not part of the Good Club — the elite collection of billionaires and other entities who are implementing plans for controlling the world.

    We Can Do Science, Civics, Politics, Community, and Medicine the FREEDOM Way

    Whether you discuss nanotechnology or some other aspect critical of the official narrative, you are on the ‘outside.’ To those who are thinking about toeing the line set by the authorities, if you oppose masks, if you oppose lockdowns, if you mention ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine, you are on the outside. You are on the outside if you are opposing the so-called COVID vaccines.

    So let’s embrace freedom. We can do science, civics, politics, community, medicine the FREEDOM way. Through debate, disagreement, challenging, arguing, and discussing. Be very suspicious of anybody trying to steer the conversation….of anybody trying to shut the discussion down, of anybody trying to grab the microphone when it is not their turn.

    Humanity is at risk. Be bold, be courageous, speak up…and listen to each other.

    We are not free, if we cannot speak freely.

    Find us at Twitter: @GingerBreggin @AmericanMD

    Find us at our website: www.Breggin.com

    Find us at www.AmericaOutLoud.com

    Find us on Substack at: Peter and Ginger Breggin Exposing the Global Predators

    Find our legal defense fund here: GiveSendGo - Dr Peter and Ginger Breggin Legal Defense

    https://substack.com/home/post/p-138198485
    It Is Time for Freedom of Speech in the Freedom Movement We need to be disciplined enough to be present with the discomfort that comes with disagreement as we listen and communicate about all the critical issues of the day with each other~ Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin There, in my inbox, was another substack essay on nanotechnology….a thoughtful, serious piece discussing why we should not fall for the concept that nanotechnology can actually control human behavior and thought or the way that human beings conduct themselves. The discussion made a lot of sense. And so do the microscopists — those scientists, including chemists, pathologists, engineers, and others examining the “COVID vaccines,” the nanotechnology, the quantum dots, the “white clots,” the graphene oxide, and all else being found in human blood and various matter present in human injectables, ingestables, and breathables. [continue reading below] The dissenting author I read mentioned one of our other colleagues (colleagues being those fighters for freedom, liberty, biological integrity, health, science, and community). The dispute centered around the ability of any science to actually technologically control human thought. I winced as I read this. Not because I fully agreed or disagreed with either person, but because I knew human feelings would be stirred up, maybe hurt, maybe angered. Those feelings would swirl around the concepts of the debate, but also generally through the readers of each person and their colleagues. And those feelings can get in the way. Because the discussions, the disagreements, and the differences of view about the details and degrees of dangers are critical conversations. We should be having these conversations all the time. I am not going to parse that science debate in this essay in detail — that is for another time. I will say that the desire to control the thoughts and actions of others is a hallmark of dark “science” used by the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense divisions as well as some aspects of medicine and psychology. From the early psychiatric ice pick lobotomies in the 1950s to the psychosurgery experiments at some of the highest academic centers in medicine, including Harvard, Brown, Tulane, McGill, University of Mississippi, Wayne State, and many more, there have been attempts to modulate, deter, and control behavior. Dr. Breggin devoted several years of his life to putting a stop to the psychosurgery resurgence that began in the late 1960s into the 1970s. The Desire to Control is not the Same as Being Able to Control Human Thoughts The desire to control human thoughts and actions is not the same as being able to control human thoughts and actions. At this point, “what science can do is damage the human brain through various means — surgical, electrical, energy wave frequencies, blunt force trauma, and drugs,” according to psychiatrist Peter Breggin MD. He explains that a human being can be stopped, subdued, or deterred, just as the furious bull was stopped in its tracks in the arena by psychosurgeon Delgado, through electrical shocks in 1963. It came to a dead stop, shaking its head. The brain-damaging effect of the shock had paralyzed the beast momentarily without actually changing or averting his desire to charge. The shock was the equivalent of being stunned by a blow to the head. Dr. Breggin has examined this issue further in his new essay “The Elite Strategy to Physically Ruin Our Brains, Minds and Willpower.” The Desire to Control May Lead to Attempts to Control We know the dark sciences and the deep state want to control people, populations, and “targeted audiences.” Whether or not they are successful, there appears to be little preventing them from attempting to establish control of people by inserting technology into their bodies, especially since there is such a delicious opportunity to experiment with inserting nanotech during the Great World Vaccination Drive of the COVID era. Why not drive the technology “forward” by seeing what human bodies can tolerate or survive in the way of foreign objects and substances? Who knows? If the objects and substances are small enough, maybe we can slip them by the body’s defenses? And who is to say no? The ethics division at the National Institute of Health is manned by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s wife. So it behooves us to ask questions, lots of questions. However, we must not succumb to the fear and terror propaganda that is certainly being salted into the mix of information we are consuming about possible mind manipulation. Those who wish to control us are using fear, promotion of false abilities, misdirection, and any other lies they can dream up to keep us frightened, intimidated, distracted, confused, and ineffective. So, what can we do? Team Freedom Needs to Speak Openly and Freely We, those of us who are on Team Freedom, need to be able to speak freely. To exchange ideas, data, and perspectives. We need to be disciplined enough to be present with the discomfort that comes with disagreement as we listen and communicate about all the critical issues of the day. We are on the cutting edge of politics, science, liberty, medicine, public health, sociology, psychology, public relations, and civics. We are all looking around corners, into back rooms, and examining issues, practices, and technologies that are being shepherded into our cultures, our bodies, and our environment over which we have had no say. We Have Had No Choice We have had no choice about whatever is in the injectable liquids that are contaminating various medicines, including what is coyly called the COVID-19 “vaccines.” We have had no choice about the substances put in our foods or our environments through geoengineering pollution or other forms of manipulations. We have had no choice about the use of energy frequencies like the 5G being launched. No choice about the littered landscape of Level 4 biolabs around the world. No choice about the engineered pathogens that definitely escape those labs from time to time, and no choice about whether they should be released upon the world for one reason or another. We have no choice about being a member of the United Nations or a member of the World Health Organization, and of sustaining them through our tax dollars. We aren’t being given any of these choices. Those topics are off the table, ‘Top Secret,’ ‘proprietary information,’ under “NDA” (non-disclosure agreement) or simply ‘embarrassing’ or a ‘distraction’ or a ‘trade secret.’ We have certainly had no choice about the manipulations of information that are being disseminated throughout our societies every day via the controlled media except to turn that media on, or off but much of it is impossible to avoid. We have had no choice about the Department of Defense (DOD), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other alphabet agencies using psychological manipulation and propaganda to “win the hearts and minds” and if that fails, to control opinion and actions with foreign nations and foreign nationals. In reality, most of what goes on in the arena of experimentation on physical control of the mind is hidden behind the opaque Deep State curtain. Does the Deep State want to control? You betcha. Look back at the last four years. In country after country, especially the USA, all we see is control being exerted upon citizens, against tradition and constitutions. We have no say in whether the DOD and the CIA, the CDC, and the alphabets are directing their propaganda machines upon U.S. citizens. Are their propaganda activities in the U.S. ‘biting the hand that feeds them?’ NO? Then what hand is feeding them? Tell us, please. Are We Free Without Debate and the Free Exchange of Ideas? Push back. We must open our minds. Have lots of conversations, and lots of exchange of ideas, through essays, columns, via videos, zoom meetings, documentaries, debates, books, and live gatherings. We know personally that there are those among us who have been very engaged in trying to steer and stifle the debate. The thought-terminating concept is ‘do NOT speak about that subject — it will discredit you and ‘the movement,’ and you will look like a fool.’ Another deterrent that stifles debate is ‘don’t disagree — we need unity in the freedom movement.’ A very big threat that has thrown a terrifying poisonous cloud over all of us is the dread of getting sued for $25 million dollars. That is not freedom. That is control. You Will Look Like a Fool…. There is disagreement about whether censorship occurred in Stockholm during the “Pandemic Strategies: Lessons and Consequences” conference held January 21-22, 2023. Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger was the last presenter for this conference, after which there was a closing panel made up of the afternoon group of speakers. That last panel included Astrid Stuckelberger, Geert Vanden Bossche, John Steppling (playwright), Pierre Kory, Richard Urso, Jessica Rose, and Philipp Kruse. Dr. Stuckelberger’s talk was titled “From Biology to Population: Evidence-Based Public Health Situations: Analysis, Lessons and Next Steps.” “Censorship occurred at point C when I presented the results of nanotech and oxide graphene in the vials,” she told SGT Report. Her slide asked, “Is the content [of the vials] biological or not?” It is reproduced below. Her primary point, as I understand it, is that the materials being found in the ‘COVID vaccines’ are non-biological in nature — they are synthetic biological matter. Therefore physicians examining and testing blood who are trained to view biological matter are going to miss the synthetic materials, both due to the small size and due to the compositions of the materials. Dr. Stuckelberger posted a video clip later sent to her by an attendee that shows Dr. Cole up on the stage after Dr. Stuckelberger’s presentation. Though not listed on the final panel, Dr. Cole took the stage, gestured for, and was given a microphone by event organizers and then made “a real quick comment.” This was allowed even though Dr. Stuckelberger’s presentation was cut short by the organizers (they say because they were out of time). “From what we’ve looked at, there are no nano chips. There is absolutely no graphene oxide in the hundreds of vials we’ve looked at,” declared Dr. Cole. Turning to Dr. Stuckelberger, he declared, “I respect that you did a beautiful presentation,” which appeared patronizing or at least awkward. Dr. Cole said, “At the end of the day, to focus on freedom and focus on the wonderful freedom fight that we all have together is what matters. Other things are red herrings, and it’s not relevant, and it’s a distraction to our cause… Scientifically based on the analysis done, we respectfully disagree, having looked at what we’ve looked at as a group from Austria, as a group from the United States, and if we focus on freedom together, that’s what matters… but the rest of it makes us look a little like we are out there.” Dr. Richard Urso added, “The lipid nanoparticle messenger RNA is so dangerous itself – It’s the number one thing right now that we know, the data is there….it’s affecting DNA damage repair, its affecting toll-like receptors and viral immune surveillance, it’s doing the blood clotting, it’s doing a lot of the things we already know, we have the data on it…” (At 3:15 on the video) Doctors Cole and Urso both claimed “it’s not useful to our cause to put red herrings out there.” The shortened last panel gave each speaker three minutes to summarize their views, and then the organizers said Dr. Stuckelberger and another presenter could not present as they were out of time. She was handed the mic anyway, and she said “they are afraid of what I am going to say.” Then she said that we are living in an apocalyptic time. “Corruption is not new, it has been there for ages, and it is time that we see it. We must all strive to become autonomous again and create autonomous communities. I wish you will build happiness and find ways to heal yourselves with natural remedies, and there are some. Try to build community with others who have the same spirit and heart as you,” she concluded. Watch the videos. Look at the body language. Dr. Stuckelberger was body blocked by one of the local organizers, John Steppling, who loomed over her during Dr. Cole’s ‘explanation’ about why she should not present her data on the presence of nanotechnology in the blood. Dr. Kory came on stage and added his on-stage presence to the discussion. Doctors Kory, Cole, and Urso are among the pillars of Dr. Robert Malone’s medical juggernaut. The upshot is that Dr. Astrid Stucklberger was interrupted, distracted, or body-checked by at least four men, including Dr. Cole, Dr. Vanden Bossche, John Steppling, and Dr. Kory, who also made his presence known when joining the others on stage. The entire event was professionally filmed and posted online by conference organizers, the Swedish organization called The Doctors’ Appeal. The conference organizers also posted a two-page non-attributed paper titled “What happened at the conference.” The organizers assert that there was “no intent to censor Dr. Stuckelberger, nor place her in an awkward position at the end of her talk,” and they apologized “unreservedly for any animosity she may have experienced during the closing moments of the conference…” But key moments of the controversy are missing from the official recordings documenting the period directly after Dr. Stuckelberger’s speech was abruptly ended and the final panel was convened. Another video emerged and is available, memorializing some of the missing minutes where Dr. Cole took the stage to dismiss Dr. Stuckelberger’s comments. Sage Hana provides a good condensed version of one of the first post-conference interviews done with Astrid Stuckelberger by Dr. Jane Ruby, and offers some interesting observations in his “Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger, Dr. Jane Ruby Highlights #1–Details of her Stockholm presentation subject matter” substack published February 4, 2023. We first learned of the incident from happening upon Dr. Ruby’s interview of Dr. Stuckelberger. Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Daniel Nagase Suppression of ideas also occurred during a November 3, 2021, Zoom call between a number of Canadian medical colleagues, including Emergency Room physician Dr. Daniel Nagase. Dr. Robert Malone, from the US, was also invited to participate in that group Zoom meeting. Here are [Dr. Nagase] timestamps for interesting segments. 40:30 Dr. Nagase: Backstory. 45:30 Dr. Nagase: Cancer and reverse transcriptase. 47:03 Dr. Malone: drops off call. 57.53 Dr. Malone: comes back cautioning against speculating about reverse transcriptase. 58:30 Dr. Malone: “We’re under intense pressure… we have to be super careful about our messaging and what we’re stating…not useful to speculate about things like integration [of DNA from reverse transcribed RNA] Dr. Malone was telling Daniel Nagase, MD, in effect, don’t talk about reverse transcription and DNA integration in that 2021 Zoom meeting. Dr. Malone interrupted and said, “We’re under intense pressure… we have to be super careful about our messaging and what we’re stating…[it’s] not useful to speculate about things like integration” [of DNA from reverse transcribed RNA]. Imagine. If scientists, analysts, and the public had been able to speak, discuss, and argue, about these dangers, questioning which contents might be in the COVID ‘vaccines’ without being interrupted and silenced by others purporting to be on the side of freedom, what might we have accomplished at that time in convincing others to NOT submit to the toxic ‘COVID vaccines?’ Trash-Talking on Twitter Former Vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Mike Yeadon, has been especially eloquent and outspoken about the elite’s global takeover via the World Economic Forum (WEF) and World Health Organization (WHO). Wide Awake Media reported: Former vice president at Pfizer, Dr. Mike Yeadon: The so-called “pandemic” was planned and coordinated in advance, by unelected globalist bodies like the WHO and WEF, as a pretext to deliberately depopulate the planet via lethal mRNA injections: “We’re facing something much worse than an alleged virus. The injuries to people from these so-called vaccines… I wish I could tell you that it was accidental, but it wasn’t accidental. I’m convinced that these injections have been made to injure people, to maim and kill deliberately.” Source: TRUTH BE TOLD RALLY | London | March 25 | 1pm CET | 8am EST | Parliament Square | Childrens Health Defense In his comment, Dr. Yeadon echoed what many others have been saying and offering evidence about for some time. Dr. Malone tweeted back: “Show me the receipts or go home. Yeadon can talk like that all day long and get lots of clicks and likes. Preaching to the choir. But all it does is delegitimizes him with the persuadable middle. Do we want to win this, or are we just playing tiddlywinks? Proof or shut up.” Dr. Malone’s insults toward Dr. Yeadon should be no surprise, given that he has so often attempted to silence or sully other freedom fighters, including Peter Breggin, MD, Ginger Breggin, Dr. Jane Ruby, Peter McCullough, MD, Harvey Risch, MD, Dr. Paul Alexander, The Wellness Company, Red State Media, America Out Loud, other independent journalists, Dr. Brian Ardis, Dr. Judy Mikovitz, Foster Colson, Clay Clark, Alex Berenson and others. Since 2022, Dr. Malone has increased his attacks involving much of The Wellness Company, Dr. Alexander, additional independent journalists, and reformers. Dr. Alexander himself has exposed two key instances where Dr. Malone maligned and discouraged others from having relationships with Dr. Peter Breggin – once when standing in the halls of the U.S. Senate prior to testimony, and once in a Brownstone email list among Brownstone members. Epidemiologist Paul Alias Alexander, Ph.D., is a Former Senior Advisor to Trump’s COVID Task Force and Former Advisor to WHO. He has courageously revealed in a recent substack column that during the Senate hearing that brought some of the top COVID critical scientists together, Dr. Malone was denigrating Dr. Peter Breggin, who was not present. Dr. Alexander reported: “I personally heard him, Malone, at a Senate meeting in Washington D.C. verbally ridiculing and smearing the Breggins to other scientists present. They were not there to defend themselves as he bragged about his lawsuit of $25 million against Dr. Peter Breggin and what he was doing against them. We run in similar circles. I was surprised he would do that in the Senate building (we were called there by Senator Johnson to discuss COVID and issues), and he was talking about his lawsuit on [the] Breggins as if it were a joke and a game, a sport, with listeners standing around enjoying a laugh. He poisoned the well, so to speak. He was trying to get the listeners to agree with him, yet they had no idea about the minutia. He was bragging, and it repulsed me. A joke on Dr. Breggin, who has done more for America and this movement than Malone could ever do?” [italics added.] The Biggest “Don’t Talk About That” Action The biggest “Don’t talk about that” action to date has been the $25 million dollar lawsuit against Peter R. Breggin MD, Ginger Ross Breggin, and Dr. Jane Ruby. The threats of a lawsuit and the official demand letter centered around an intellectual sociological/psychological debate of the validity of the so-called ‘Mass Formation’ or Mass Formation Psychosis concept, which we will be revisiting again in a separate column. The lawsuit complaint itself morphed into a litany of false allegations of defamatory statements. Some of the statements Malone attributed to Dr. Breggin were never uttered by Dr. Breggin. And none of the statements were defamatory. See our legal response and our amended response. We should all be aware at this time, four years into the takeover of the world, that those of us opposing the takeover are on the ‘outside.’ We are not part of the Good Club — the elite collection of billionaires and other entities who are implementing plans for controlling the world. We Can Do Science, Civics, Politics, Community, and Medicine the FREEDOM Way Whether you discuss nanotechnology or some other aspect critical of the official narrative, you are on the ‘outside.’ To those who are thinking about toeing the line set by the authorities, if you oppose masks, if you oppose lockdowns, if you mention ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine, you are on the outside. You are on the outside if you are opposing the so-called COVID vaccines. So let’s embrace freedom. We can do science, civics, politics, community, medicine the FREEDOM way. Through debate, disagreement, challenging, arguing, and discussing. Be very suspicious of anybody trying to steer the conversation….of anybody trying to shut the discussion down, of anybody trying to grab the microphone when it is not their turn. Humanity is at risk. Be bold, be courageous, speak up…and listen to each other. We are not free, if we cannot speak freely. Find us at Twitter: @GingerBreggin @AmericanMD Find us at our website: www.Breggin.com Find us at www.AmericaOutLoud.com Find us on Substack at: Peter and Ginger Breggin Exposing the Global Predators Find our legal defense fund here: GiveSendGo - Dr Peter and Ginger Breggin Legal Defense https://substack.com/home/post/p-138198485
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  • Jab-Induced Immune Fatigue (ADEx): An Insidious Gateway to Transhumanism and Human Control
    Is this intentional to pave the way for transhumanist implants through injecting our bodies with harmful nanoparticles and nanotechnology by weakening our immune system’s response to them?

    Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin
    Twenty thousand VAERS deaths have now been reported to the FDA.1 In our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators,2 we document why there are at least 100 unreported deaths for every one death that gets sent to the CDC’s monitoring system, called VAERS. As a result, we almost surely now have at least 2 million deaths from the mRNA “vaccines” in America.

    Now we examine an overlooked method by which the COVID shots can cause physical ruination and death through exhaustion of the immune system, and how this will play into the ambitions of the global elite and especially the transhumanists.

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    Both SARS-CoV-23 and the COVID jabs4 can weaken the immune system, in part by impairing the function of critical T cells. While the CDC is willing to say that the disease of COVID-19 causes impairments of the immune system, the global predatory organization, of course, does not confirm vaccine-induced immune dysfunction and weakness.

    Nonetheless, as early as April 2022, four courageous researchers, Stephanie Seneff, Greg Nigh, Anthony M. Kyriakopoulos, and Peter A. McCullough, documented complex COVID “vaccine” impairments to the immune system:5

    In this paper, we present evidence that vaccination induces a profound impairment in type I interferon signaling, which has diverse adverse consequences to human health. … These disturbances potentially have a causal link to neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, immune thrombocytopenia, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, impaired DNA damage response and tumorigenesis [causing cancers]. We show evidence from the VAERS database supporting our hypothesis. We believe a comprehensive risk/benefit assessment of the mRNA “vaccines” questions them as positive contributors to public health. [Emphases added.]

    An editorial, “Repeated vaccination and ‘vaccine exhaustion’: relevance to the COVID-19 crisis,” was published online May 3, 2022 in Expert Review of Vaccines. According to the expert review, “The potential for repeated vaccination to cause vaccine exhaustion and, consequently, reduce protection against microbial infection merits further study.”6 They observe, “The European Medicines Agency has warned that repeat COVID-19 booster doses could adversely affect the immune response.”

    A June 5, 2022, article in Virology Journal reported:7

    Recently, The Lancet published a study on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the waning of immunity with time. The study showed that immune function among vaccinated individuals 8 months after the administration of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine was lower than that among the unvaccinated individuals. According to European Medicines Agency recommendations, frequent COVID-19 booster shots could adversely affect the immune response and may not be feasible.

    An examination of the Lancet article shows that the global predators, who have been deeply involved in pushing the worst of the narrative, manage to make lemonade out of the lemons of vaccine-induced weakening of the immune system.8 The globalist Lancet declared that the waning effectiveness of the “vaccines” indicated the need for even more booster shots!

    Confirming Post COVID “Vaccine” Injuries.

    On November 10, 2023, a large group of scientists and physicians from Yale and several other universities published a study of the “Post-Vaccine Syndrome,” which described the experiences of 241 individuals who joined an online project called LISTEN at Yale from May 2022 to July 2023. The median time between the jab and the onset of symptoms was a mere three days, mostly spanning 1-8 days! This strongly confirms causation.

    The median age was 46, and 80% were female, which raises the threat of the affinity of jab-related spike proteins for the ovaries. In my experience, studies like this based on spontaneous reports from the victims are more likely to detect the range of adverse effects from medical treatment than any other research approach now available to us. After these adverse effects are identified, more focused studies can be used to estimate their frequency in the general population. The study summarized their findings:

    The five most common symptoms were exercise intolerance (71%), excessive fatigue (69%), numbness (63%), brain fog (63%), and neuropathy (63%). In the week before survey completion, participants reported feeling unease (93%), fearfulness (82%), and overwhelmed by worries (81%), as well as feelings of helplessness (80%), anxiety (76%), depression (76%), hopelessness (72%), and worthlessness (49%) at least once.

    Because these reports are coming from individuals rather than their healthcare providers or other outside observers, they are mainly psychological or emotional symptoms. As we shall see below, the CDC confirms that subjective symptoms of fatigue and brain fog are among the most common and most disabling from long COVID.

    It is important to compare these symptoms related to vaccination to the symptoms of long COVID since the “vaccines” reproduce COVID by forcing the body to make the deadly spike protein found on the virus. A list of post-COVID symptoms from the CDC overlaps with many of the above post “vaccine” symptoms.9

    The following chart compares three of the most common major causes of disability from Long COVID listed by the CDC, with the corresponding top 3 out of 4 symptoms from Post-Vaccine study LISTEN in brackets:

    Post-COVID: Tiredness or fatigue

    [Post Vaccine: excessive fatigue (69%)]

    Post-COVID: Difficulty thinking or concentrating (sometimes called “brain fog”)

    [Post Vaccine: brain fog 63%]

    Post-COVID: Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    [Post Vaccine: exercise intolerance (71%)]

    In the general listings by the CDC of post-COVID symptoms, many are psychological, including depression and anxiety, and they too overlap with post-vaccine symptoms.

    Fatigue and brain fog seem to dominate the picture of both post-COVID and post-vaccine syndromes. With the exception of very serious medical problems, these symptoms of fatigue and brain fog are the most disabling. My own experience with COVID confirms these findings. After I was hospitalized for a very serious case of COVID-like illness for five days in early April 2023, I experienced several months of Long COVID, including severe fatigue in all aspects of living as well as “brain fog” in the form of a general reduction in my speed and clarity of thinking, and a lack of engagement in life, including with my family.

    Reports on post-COVID and post “vaccination” adverse effects, and my own personal experience with severe COVID, confirm my theory that all neurotoxins (poisons that affect the brain) produce a common endpoint that involves apathy, reduced engagement with life, and loss of mental acuity — and that these effects make us less sovereign and more controllable by authoritarians and totalitarians.

    I have most recently described my general observation that the elite have favored brain-damaging “therapies” for humankind since the 1930s with lobotomy and electroshock (ECT), followed by the crushing antipsychotic drugs in 1954 and the subtle SSRI antidepressants in 1989. My analysis is titled, “The Elite Strategy to Physically Ruin Our Brains, Minds, and Willpower: Are they now purposely continuing to damage our brains, minds, and spirits.”10

    ADE and ADEx: Their Contribution to Post-COVID and Post-Vaccine Syndromes

    ADE is the acronym for “antibody-dependent enhancement.” The word “enhancement” is a bizarre euphemism for a deadly reaction in which an infection followed by a vaccine, or vice versa, a vaccine followed by an infection, combine to cause potentially deadly over-reactions of the immune system. Sometimes the deadly reaction takes the form of a cytokine storm, in which elements of the immune system called cytokines give excessive signals for more antibody responses.

    In medicine, there are examples where overstimulation of a system can harm it. Cortisol suppression is an example of organ or system exhaustion and potential failure from overstimulation of the system, in this case, from almost any form of psychological or physical stress.11 In two of my earliest solo publications, I used my own hands-on animal research to draw conclusions about how excessive levels of the “fight or flight” hormone, adrenaline, produce a feedback mechanism from the hypothalamus that causes a paradoxical fatigue after the initial over-stimulation during “fight or flight.”12

    ADE — the overreaction of the immune system to overstimulation — can cause immune exhaustion, which we are labeling ADEx. ADEx is one probable cause of Long COVID and post “vaccine” symptoms of frequent illnesses, fatigue and exhaustion, brain fog, and fast-growing treatment-resistant “turbo” cancers that occur when the immune system is weakened, often compounded by brain injury and mental dysfunction from the agents that compromise immunity.13 The potential adverse effects of a compromised immune system include those mentioned in the above quote by Stephanie Seneff and her coauthors: “neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, immune thrombocytopenia, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, impaired DNA damage response, and tumorigenesis.”

    But is ADEx purposeful? Can it accomplish something far more insidious than even cancer or death that meets the deepest needs of the elite globalists, the global predators?

    A More Insidious Purposeful Result of Immune Exhaustion (ADEx)

    Ginger Breggin may be the first to have recognized an even more insidious reason why the elite might want to weaken all of our immune systems. Their motivation is to enable transhumanism.

    The globalists are intent on remaking human beings to perform tasks that benefit the elite. They want better warriors to impose totalitarianism on humanity. They want super-humans melded with AI computers to advance their technology and to manage their technocracies — the totalitarian institutions run by technocrats under their control. They want fewer humans, and they want them to be more docile and obedient. They want humans willing to sacrifice their well-being without reservation, and they want billions of more docile and obedient humans to serve them without rebelling. Ultimately, these elite globalists, the Apex Global Hunters, want longer, healthier lives for themselves.

    What has this got to do with weakening the immune system?

    Suppressing the immune system is a core strategy in transplantation medicine. The single biggest challenge when introducing a transplant into a human body is that the body’s immune system will consider the transplanted organ or other substance to be foreign and, therefore, an invader requiring attack by antibodies and specialized cells.

    One of the transhumanistic goals, as being developed by Elon Musk, requires modifying the behavior of people with implantations of electronic receivers and transmitters in the brain.14 Many are concerned that the mRNA or DNA “vaccines” are also implanting metallic and other construction materials in our blood that can self-assemble nanoparticle electronic receivers and transmitters in our circulatory system that are potentially under external control. The Department of Defense is a part of the global elite, and for decades it has been experimenting with how to artificially enhance the capacity of soldiers. So has Communist China’s military. Immune responses that interfere with biomedical devices remain a challenge15 to these aspirations.

    As in transplants of hearts, faces, or other body parts, the immune system often must be weakened to avoid immune rejection of them. When most of us already have immune systems weakened by genetic jabs and COVID-19, including by exhaustion of the immune system (ADEx) — transhumanists will have broken a biological barrier to making their transhumanistic fantasies come true, from building human beings more able to serve and less able to rebel against them, to preserving their own healthy lives as long as possible.

    A New Threat That May Depend on Our Weakened Immune Systems

    Even metallic elements, which are being reported in “vaccines” and in the bloodstream, might be destroyed or rendered ineffective by the immune system.16 Reports of unidentified materials, including metals, have been increasingly reported in freshly drawn blood by Ana Maria Mihalcea17 and other experienced physicians and researchers.

    David Hughes wrote a lengthy, detailed scientific review concerning findings of seemingly active objects circulating in the blood and concluded with an ominous warning:18

    Between July 2021 and August 2022, evidence of undisclosed ingredients in the COVID-19 “vaccines” was published by at least 26 researchers/research teams in 16 different countries across five continents using spectroscopic and microscopic analysis. Despite operating largely independently of one another, their findings are remarkably similar and highlight the clear and present danger that the world’s population has been lied to regarding the contents of the COVID-19 “vaccines.” This raises grave questions about the true purpose of the dangerous experimental injections that have so far been shot into 5.33 billion people (over two-thirds of the human race), including children, apparently without their informed consent regarding the contents. Surprise findings include sharp-edged geometric structures, fibrous or tube-like structures, crystalline formations, “microbubbles,” and possible self-assembling nanotechnology. The blood of people who have received one or more COVID-19 “vaccines” appears, in case after case, to contain foreign bodies and to be seriously degraded, with red blood cells typically in Rouleaux formation. Taken together, these 26 studies make a powerful case for the full force of scientific investigation to be brought to bear on the COVID-19 vaccine contents. If the findings of these 26 studies are confirmed, then the political implications are nothing short of revolutionary: a global crime against humanity has been committed, in which every government, every regulator, every establishment media organization, and all the professions have been complicit.

    Some of the objects found circulating in the blood are metallic.19 The immune system will sometimes attack metals, including those that rub off on the skin. A weakened or exhausted immune system would be less able to resist small metallic objects in the bloodstream if the genetic “vaccines” were also weakening the immune system.

    Some of the foreign objects found in blood appear to have qualities associated with biomedical electrical devices. When larger versions of these devices are implanted for measuring or stimulating biological processes, the immune system can also fight them off if special measures are not taken.20 It seems reasonable that nanoparticle biomedical electrical devices would be much more vulnerable to attack by the immune system, again requiring measures to weaken the body’s immune response in order to protect them.

    Other Potentially Lethal Effects of Weakening the Immune System

    Making us unable to defend against harmful alien substances injected into our bodies along with the mRNA is not the only danger from weakened immunity or ADEx. The immune system not only fights off viruses, bacteria, and parasites, but it also fights off cancer cells and tumors.21 Some viruses have been identified as contributing to the development of cancer in immunosuppressed subjects after organ or stem cell transplantation, or with HIV infection.22

    How does one explain the increase in malignant tumors, including “turbo cancers,” being seen in people who have been given the mRNA “vaccines?”

    Within our own social community, we have seen too many cases of cancers that turn out to be larger, more widespread, less treatable, more rapid in development, and more fatal than expected. Doctors with great integrity are reporting the phenomena and being dismissed by establishment medicine.23

    Nor are cancers the only other potential illnesses that can result from lowered immunity. Skin, intestinal, and neurological problems can occur. But most obviously, bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections can become more frequent and more deadly.

    Conclusions

    Have the global predators contrived their COVID genetic “vaccines” to cause deadly excessive immune overreactions, followed by vastly weakened immune responses? Have they done this purposely, along with all their other planned actions, like developing SARS-CoV in labs, spreading the virus around the world, outlawing early and effective treatments for COVID like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, pushing deadly treatments like Remdesivir and ventilators, enforcing injections of so-called vaccinations that have maimed and killed millions of people, and enforcing harmful and immune-compromising behaviors such as masking practices and shutdowns of schools, small businesses and churches?

    Specifically, those who are imposing their will on us, the Apex Global Predators, knew the pseudo-vaccines, which many are now accurately designating as bioweapons, were unsafe for even experimenting on humans, let alone flooding most of humanity with them. They knew excessive inflammatory reactions caused by storms of antibodies would injure and kill people, and they knew that a vast array of other adverse effects would occur.

    Did they also intentionally pave the way for transhumanist implants through injecting our bodies with harmful nanoparticles and nanotechnology by weakening our immune system’s response to them?24

    The answer is they did this purposely, exactly as they are knowingly and for their own benefit, systematically perpetrating all their COVID assaults on us, as we demonstrate in our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey.

    References:

    1 In a paragraph titled “Note of Concern to Colleagues, “Peter McCullough wrote, “As of August 25, 2023, the CDC has recorded 18,015 deaths reported to them in VAERS by healthcare professionals or pharmaceutical companies who believe the vaccine is related to the death. Approximately ~1100 deaths have occurred on the same day of vaccination.” If that were the number in August, it is probably over 20,000 now. The CDC purposely confuses the data by including reports outside the USA to their VAERS system but that is much less than half. U.S. On October 27, 2023, the VAERS system actually reported 36,501 reports of death associated with the COVID jabs, including a portion from outside America. www.openvaers.com/covid-data

    2 COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey, Chapter 11.

    3 https://covid19.nih.gov/news-and-stories/covid-19-reduces-immune-response-covid-19-vaccines and SARS-CoV-2 infection weakens immune-cell response to vaccination | National Institutes of Health (NIH) and F Gao, et al. Robust T cell responses to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine compared to infection and evidence of attenuated CD8+ T cell responses due to COVID-19. Immunity DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2023.03.005(link is external). (2023).

    4 https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/eu-regulators-warn-frequent-covid-19-booster-shots-could-affect-immune-system and Frequent boosters spur warning on immune response – BNN Bloomberg

    5 Stephanie Seneff, Greg Nigh, Anthony M. Kyriakopoulos, and Peter A. McCullough. Food Chem Toxicol. Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs. 2022 Jun; 164: 113008. Published online 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2022.113008 Best link: Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs – PMC (nih.gov)

    6 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14760584.2022.2071705. Bold added to the quote.

    7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9167431/

    8 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00089-7/fulltext?s=09

    9 Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA, Section | HHS.gov

    10 https://gingerbreggin.substack.com/p/the-elite-strategy-to-physically

    11 05 kudielka ok (researchgate.net)

    12 Breggin, Peter. (1964) “The Psychophysiology of Anxiety.” Journal of Nervous Mental Diseases, 139, 558-568, 1964 thepsychophysiology.pbreggin.1964.pdf and Breggin, Peter. “The Sedative-like Effect of Epinephrine.” Archives of General Psychiatry, 12, 255-259, 1965. sedativelike.pbreggin.1965.pdf

    13 The Dreadful Effects of ‘COVID Vaccines’ Are Overwhelming – America Out Loud News

    14 https://www.americaoutloud.news/will-musks-neuralink-also-be-safe-and-effective-with-dr-peter-breggin/ and https://breggin.com/article-detail/post_detail/FDA-Approves-Physical-Control-of-the-Mind-by-Musks-Neuralink

    15 Biomaterials: Foreign Bodies or Tuners for the Immune Response? – PMC (nih.gov)

    16 https://medbroadcast.com/condition/getcondition/metal-hypersensitivity

    17 My Interview With SGT Report On Darkfield Microscopy Findings Of Nanotechnology In Unvaccinated Blood And Rubbery Clot Investigation (substack.com)

    18 View of What is in the so-called COVID-19 “Vaccines”? Part 1: Evidence of a Global Crime Against Humanity (ijvtpr.com)

    19 (100) CV19 Bioweapon/Vax an Extinction Level Event – Dr. Ana Maria Mihalcea (substack.com)

    20 https://www.nature.com/articles/natrevmats201776

    21 https://ashpublications.org/hematology/article/2021/1/287/482959/How-immunodeficiency-can-lead-to-malignancy

    22 Immunodeficiency-associated viral oncogenesis – ScienceDirect

    23 https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/he-pushed-hydroxychloroquine-three-years-ago-harvey-risch-and-false-claim-of-turbo-cancers-caused-by-covid-19-vaccines/

    24 See our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey, with over 1,000 endnotes and many more citations within the notes.


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    Jab-Induced Immune Fatigue (ADEx): An Insidious Gateway to Transhumanism and Human Control Is this intentional to pave the way for transhumanist implants through injecting our bodies with harmful nanoparticles and nanotechnology by weakening our immune system’s response to them? Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin Twenty thousand VAERS deaths have now been reported to the FDA.1 In our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators,2 we document why there are at least 100 unreported deaths for every one death that gets sent to the CDC’s monitoring system, called VAERS. As a result, we almost surely now have at least 2 million deaths from the mRNA “vaccines” in America. Now we examine an overlooked method by which the COVID shots can cause physical ruination and death through exhaustion of the immune system, and how this will play into the ambitions of the global elite and especially the transhumanists. [continue reading below] Both SARS-CoV-23 and the COVID jabs4 can weaken the immune system, in part by impairing the function of critical T cells. While the CDC is willing to say that the disease of COVID-19 causes impairments of the immune system, the global predatory organization, of course, does not confirm vaccine-induced immune dysfunction and weakness. Nonetheless, as early as April 2022, four courageous researchers, Stephanie Seneff, Greg Nigh, Anthony M. Kyriakopoulos, and Peter A. McCullough, documented complex COVID “vaccine” impairments to the immune system:5 In this paper, we present evidence that vaccination induces a profound impairment in type I interferon signaling, which has diverse adverse consequences to human health. … These disturbances potentially have a causal link to neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, immune thrombocytopenia, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, impaired DNA damage response and tumorigenesis [causing cancers]. We show evidence from the VAERS database supporting our hypothesis. We believe a comprehensive risk/benefit assessment of the mRNA “vaccines” questions them as positive contributors to public health. [Emphases added.] An editorial, “Repeated vaccination and ‘vaccine exhaustion’: relevance to the COVID-19 crisis,” was published online May 3, 2022 in Expert Review of Vaccines. According to the expert review, “The potential for repeated vaccination to cause vaccine exhaustion and, consequently, reduce protection against microbial infection merits further study.”6 They observe, “The European Medicines Agency has warned that repeat COVID-19 booster doses could adversely affect the immune response.” A June 5, 2022, article in Virology Journal reported:7 Recently, The Lancet published a study on the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and the waning of immunity with time. The study showed that immune function among vaccinated individuals 8 months after the administration of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine was lower than that among the unvaccinated individuals. According to European Medicines Agency recommendations, frequent COVID-19 booster shots could adversely affect the immune response and may not be feasible. An examination of the Lancet article shows that the global predators, who have been deeply involved in pushing the worst of the narrative, manage to make lemonade out of the lemons of vaccine-induced weakening of the immune system.8 The globalist Lancet declared that the waning effectiveness of the “vaccines” indicated the need for even more booster shots! Confirming Post COVID “Vaccine” Injuries. On November 10, 2023, a large group of scientists and physicians from Yale and several other universities published a study of the “Post-Vaccine Syndrome,” which described the experiences of 241 individuals who joined an online project called LISTEN at Yale from May 2022 to July 2023. The median time between the jab and the onset of symptoms was a mere three days, mostly spanning 1-8 days! This strongly confirms causation. The median age was 46, and 80% were female, which raises the threat of the affinity of jab-related spike proteins for the ovaries. In my experience, studies like this based on spontaneous reports from the victims are more likely to detect the range of adverse effects from medical treatment than any other research approach now available to us. After these adverse effects are identified, more focused studies can be used to estimate their frequency in the general population. The study summarized their findings: The five most common symptoms were exercise intolerance (71%), excessive fatigue (69%), numbness (63%), brain fog (63%), and neuropathy (63%). In the week before survey completion, participants reported feeling unease (93%), fearfulness (82%), and overwhelmed by worries (81%), as well as feelings of helplessness (80%), anxiety (76%), depression (76%), hopelessness (72%), and worthlessness (49%) at least once. Because these reports are coming from individuals rather than their healthcare providers or other outside observers, they are mainly psychological or emotional symptoms. As we shall see below, the CDC confirms that subjective symptoms of fatigue and brain fog are among the most common and most disabling from long COVID. It is important to compare these symptoms related to vaccination to the symptoms of long COVID since the “vaccines” reproduce COVID by forcing the body to make the deadly spike protein found on the virus. A list of post-COVID symptoms from the CDC overlaps with many of the above post “vaccine” symptoms.9 The following chart compares three of the most common major causes of disability from Long COVID listed by the CDC, with the corresponding top 3 out of 4 symptoms from Post-Vaccine study LISTEN in brackets: Post-COVID: Tiredness or fatigue [Post Vaccine: excessive fatigue (69%)] Post-COVID: Difficulty thinking or concentrating (sometimes called “brain fog”) [Post Vaccine: brain fog 63%] Post-COVID: Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing [Post Vaccine: exercise intolerance (71%)] In the general listings by the CDC of post-COVID symptoms, many are psychological, including depression and anxiety, and they too overlap with post-vaccine symptoms. Fatigue and brain fog seem to dominate the picture of both post-COVID and post-vaccine syndromes. With the exception of very serious medical problems, these symptoms of fatigue and brain fog are the most disabling. My own experience with COVID confirms these findings. After I was hospitalized for a very serious case of COVID-like illness for five days in early April 2023, I experienced several months of Long COVID, including severe fatigue in all aspects of living as well as “brain fog” in the form of a general reduction in my speed and clarity of thinking, and a lack of engagement in life, including with my family. Reports on post-COVID and post “vaccination” adverse effects, and my own personal experience with severe COVID, confirm my theory that all neurotoxins (poisons that affect the brain) produce a common endpoint that involves apathy, reduced engagement with life, and loss of mental acuity — and that these effects make us less sovereign and more controllable by authoritarians and totalitarians. I have most recently described my general observation that the elite have favored brain-damaging “therapies” for humankind since the 1930s with lobotomy and electroshock (ECT), followed by the crushing antipsychotic drugs in 1954 and the subtle SSRI antidepressants in 1989. My analysis is titled, “The Elite Strategy to Physically Ruin Our Brains, Minds, and Willpower: Are they now purposely continuing to damage our brains, minds, and spirits.”10 ADE and ADEx: Their Contribution to Post-COVID and Post-Vaccine Syndromes ADE is the acronym for “antibody-dependent enhancement.” The word “enhancement” is a bizarre euphemism for a deadly reaction in which an infection followed by a vaccine, or vice versa, a vaccine followed by an infection, combine to cause potentially deadly over-reactions of the immune system. Sometimes the deadly reaction takes the form of a cytokine storm, in which elements of the immune system called cytokines give excessive signals for more antibody responses. In medicine, there are examples where overstimulation of a system can harm it. Cortisol suppression is an example of organ or system exhaustion and potential failure from overstimulation of the system, in this case, from almost any form of psychological or physical stress.11 In two of my earliest solo publications, I used my own hands-on animal research to draw conclusions about how excessive levels of the “fight or flight” hormone, adrenaline, produce a feedback mechanism from the hypothalamus that causes a paradoxical fatigue after the initial over-stimulation during “fight or flight.”12 ADE — the overreaction of the immune system to overstimulation — can cause immune exhaustion, which we are labeling ADEx. ADEx is one probable cause of Long COVID and post “vaccine” symptoms of frequent illnesses, fatigue and exhaustion, brain fog, and fast-growing treatment-resistant “turbo” cancers that occur when the immune system is weakened, often compounded by brain injury and mental dysfunction from the agents that compromise immunity.13 The potential adverse effects of a compromised immune system include those mentioned in the above quote by Stephanie Seneff and her coauthors: “neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, immune thrombocytopenia, Bell’s palsy, liver disease, impaired adaptive immunity, impaired DNA damage response, and tumorigenesis.” But is ADEx purposeful? Can it accomplish something far more insidious than even cancer or death that meets the deepest needs of the elite globalists, the global predators? A More Insidious Purposeful Result of Immune Exhaustion (ADEx) Ginger Breggin may be the first to have recognized an even more insidious reason why the elite might want to weaken all of our immune systems. Their motivation is to enable transhumanism. The globalists are intent on remaking human beings to perform tasks that benefit the elite. They want better warriors to impose totalitarianism on humanity. They want super-humans melded with AI computers to advance their technology and to manage their technocracies — the totalitarian institutions run by technocrats under their control. They want fewer humans, and they want them to be more docile and obedient. They want humans willing to sacrifice their well-being without reservation, and they want billions of more docile and obedient humans to serve them without rebelling. Ultimately, these elite globalists, the Apex Global Hunters, want longer, healthier lives for themselves. What has this got to do with weakening the immune system? Suppressing the immune system is a core strategy in transplantation medicine. The single biggest challenge when introducing a transplant into a human body is that the body’s immune system will consider the transplanted organ or other substance to be foreign and, therefore, an invader requiring attack by antibodies and specialized cells. One of the transhumanistic goals, as being developed by Elon Musk, requires modifying the behavior of people with implantations of electronic receivers and transmitters in the brain.14 Many are concerned that the mRNA or DNA “vaccines” are also implanting metallic and other construction materials in our blood that can self-assemble nanoparticle electronic receivers and transmitters in our circulatory system that are potentially under external control. The Department of Defense is a part of the global elite, and for decades it has been experimenting with how to artificially enhance the capacity of soldiers. So has Communist China’s military. Immune responses that interfere with biomedical devices remain a challenge15 to these aspirations. As in transplants of hearts, faces, or other body parts, the immune system often must be weakened to avoid immune rejection of them. When most of us already have immune systems weakened by genetic jabs and COVID-19, including by exhaustion of the immune system (ADEx) — transhumanists will have broken a biological barrier to making their transhumanistic fantasies come true, from building human beings more able to serve and less able to rebel against them, to preserving their own healthy lives as long as possible. A New Threat That May Depend on Our Weakened Immune Systems Even metallic elements, which are being reported in “vaccines” and in the bloodstream, might be destroyed or rendered ineffective by the immune system.16 Reports of unidentified materials, including metals, have been increasingly reported in freshly drawn blood by Ana Maria Mihalcea17 and other experienced physicians and researchers. David Hughes wrote a lengthy, detailed scientific review concerning findings of seemingly active objects circulating in the blood and concluded with an ominous warning:18 Between July 2021 and August 2022, evidence of undisclosed ingredients in the COVID-19 “vaccines” was published by at least 26 researchers/research teams in 16 different countries across five continents using spectroscopic and microscopic analysis. Despite operating largely independently of one another, their findings are remarkably similar and highlight the clear and present danger that the world’s population has been lied to regarding the contents of the COVID-19 “vaccines.” This raises grave questions about the true purpose of the dangerous experimental injections that have so far been shot into 5.33 billion people (over two-thirds of the human race), including children, apparently without their informed consent regarding the contents. Surprise findings include sharp-edged geometric structures, fibrous or tube-like structures, crystalline formations, “microbubbles,” and possible self-assembling nanotechnology. The blood of people who have received one or more COVID-19 “vaccines” appears, in case after case, to contain foreign bodies and to be seriously degraded, with red blood cells typically in Rouleaux formation. Taken together, these 26 studies make a powerful case for the full force of scientific investigation to be brought to bear on the COVID-19 vaccine contents. If the findings of these 26 studies are confirmed, then the political implications are nothing short of revolutionary: a global crime against humanity has been committed, in which every government, every regulator, every establishment media organization, and all the professions have been complicit. Some of the objects found circulating in the blood are metallic.19 The immune system will sometimes attack metals, including those that rub off on the skin. A weakened or exhausted immune system would be less able to resist small metallic objects in the bloodstream if the genetic “vaccines” were also weakening the immune system. Some of the foreign objects found in blood appear to have qualities associated with biomedical electrical devices. When larger versions of these devices are implanted for measuring or stimulating biological processes, the immune system can also fight them off if special measures are not taken.20 It seems reasonable that nanoparticle biomedical electrical devices would be much more vulnerable to attack by the immune system, again requiring measures to weaken the body’s immune response in order to protect them. Other Potentially Lethal Effects of Weakening the Immune System Making us unable to defend against harmful alien substances injected into our bodies along with the mRNA is not the only danger from weakened immunity or ADEx. The immune system not only fights off viruses, bacteria, and parasites, but it also fights off cancer cells and tumors.21 Some viruses have been identified as contributing to the development of cancer in immunosuppressed subjects after organ or stem cell transplantation, or with HIV infection.22 How does one explain the increase in malignant tumors, including “turbo cancers,” being seen in people who have been given the mRNA “vaccines?” Within our own social community, we have seen too many cases of cancers that turn out to be larger, more widespread, less treatable, more rapid in development, and more fatal than expected. Doctors with great integrity are reporting the phenomena and being dismissed by establishment medicine.23 Nor are cancers the only other potential illnesses that can result from lowered immunity. Skin, intestinal, and neurological problems can occur. But most obviously, bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections can become more frequent and more deadly. Conclusions Have the global predators contrived their COVID genetic “vaccines” to cause deadly excessive immune overreactions, followed by vastly weakened immune responses? Have they done this purposely, along with all their other planned actions, like developing SARS-CoV in labs, spreading the virus around the world, outlawing early and effective treatments for COVID like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, pushing deadly treatments like Remdesivir and ventilators, enforcing injections of so-called vaccinations that have maimed and killed millions of people, and enforcing harmful and immune-compromising behaviors such as masking practices and shutdowns of schools, small businesses and churches? Specifically, those who are imposing their will on us, the Apex Global Predators, knew the pseudo-vaccines, which many are now accurately designating as bioweapons, were unsafe for even experimenting on humans, let alone flooding most of humanity with them. They knew excessive inflammatory reactions caused by storms of antibodies would injure and kill people, and they knew that a vast array of other adverse effects would occur. Did they also intentionally pave the way for transhumanist implants through injecting our bodies with harmful nanoparticles and nanotechnology by weakening our immune system’s response to them?24 The answer is they did this purposely, exactly as they are knowingly and for their own benefit, systematically perpetrating all their COVID assaults on us, as we demonstrate in our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey. References: 1 In a paragraph titled “Note of Concern to Colleagues, “Peter McCullough wrote, “As of August 25, 2023, the CDC has recorded 18,015 deaths reported to them in VAERS by healthcare professionals or pharmaceutical companies who believe the vaccine is related to the death. Approximately ~1100 deaths have occurred on the same day of vaccination.” If that were the number in August, it is probably over 20,000 now. The CDC purposely confuses the data by including reports outside the USA to their VAERS system but that is much less than half. U.S. On October 27, 2023, the VAERS system actually reported 36,501 reports of death associated with the COVID jabs, including a portion from outside America. www.openvaers.com/covid-data 2 COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey, Chapter 11. 3 https://covid19.nih.gov/news-and-stories/covid-19-reduces-immune-response-covid-19-vaccines and SARS-CoV-2 infection weakens immune-cell response to vaccination | National Institutes of Health (NIH) and F Gao, et al. Robust T cell responses to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine compared to infection and evidence of attenuated CD8+ T cell responses due to COVID-19. Immunity DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2023.03.005(link is external). (2023). 4 https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/eu-regulators-warn-frequent-covid-19-booster-shots-could-affect-immune-system and Frequent boosters spur warning on immune response – BNN Bloomberg 5 Stephanie Seneff, Greg Nigh, Anthony M. Kyriakopoulos, and Peter A. McCullough. Food Chem Toxicol. Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs. 2022 Jun; 164: 113008. Published online 2022 Apr 15. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2022.113008 Best link: Innate immune suppression by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccinations: The role of G-quadruplexes, exosomes, and MicroRNAs – PMC (nih.gov) 6 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14760584.2022.2071705. Bold added to the quote. 7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9167431/ 8 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00089-7/fulltext?s=09 9 Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA, Section | HHS.gov 10 https://gingerbreggin.substack.com/p/the-elite-strategy-to-physically 11 05 kudielka ok (researchgate.net) 12 Breggin, Peter. (1964) “The Psychophysiology of Anxiety.” Journal of Nervous Mental Diseases, 139, 558-568, 1964 thepsychophysiology.pbreggin.1964.pdf and Breggin, Peter. “The Sedative-like Effect of Epinephrine.” Archives of General Psychiatry, 12, 255-259, 1965. sedativelike.pbreggin.1965.pdf 13 The Dreadful Effects of ‘COVID Vaccines’ Are Overwhelming – America Out Loud News 14 https://www.americaoutloud.news/will-musks-neuralink-also-be-safe-and-effective-with-dr-peter-breggin/ and https://breggin.com/article-detail/post_detail/FDA-Approves-Physical-Control-of-the-Mind-by-Musks-Neuralink 15 Biomaterials: Foreign Bodies or Tuners for the Immune Response? – PMC (nih.gov) 16 https://medbroadcast.com/condition/getcondition/metal-hypersensitivity 17 My Interview With SGT Report On Darkfield Microscopy Findings Of Nanotechnology In Unvaccinated Blood And Rubbery Clot Investigation (substack.com) 18 View of What is in the so-called COVID-19 “Vaccines”? Part 1: Evidence of a Global Crime Against Humanity (ijvtpr.com) 19 (100) CV19 Bioweapon/Vax an Extinction Level Event – Dr. Ana Maria Mihalcea (substack.com) 20 https://www.nature.com/articles/natrevmats201776 21 https://ashpublications.org/hematology/article/2021/1/287/482959/How-immunodeficiency-can-lead-to-malignancy 22 Immunodeficiency-associated viral oncogenesis – ScienceDirect 23 https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/he-pushed-hydroxychloroquine-three-years-ago-harvey-risch-and-false-claim-of-turbo-cancers-caused-by-covid-19-vaccines/ 24 See our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey, with over 1,000 endnotes and many more citations within the notes. https://substack.com/home/post/p-139021796
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  • What is going on in the world? Malcolm Out Loud Interviews Dr. Peter Breggin
    Interview on the Voice of the Nation

    Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin

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    A wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Peter Breggin using his vast knowledge and experience. Dr. Breggin is known as “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful reform work in mental health. He has published more than 20 medical and popular books, several coedited or coauthored by Ginger, including the huge bestseller Talking Back to Prozac. He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and testified in court more than 100 times in many cases related to drug companies and medical malfeasance.

    In today’s episode of The Voice of a Nation, we’ll discuss the psychology behind college uprisings and what’s happening nationwide on America’s campuses. We’ll also talk about anti-Semitism and the global predators’ attack against the people.

    ‘Death to Israeli real estate,’ ‘Death to America’ signs found on NYU property, NYPD says

    New York Police Department officers broke up an “illegal encampment” at New York University on Friday, with cleaning crews called in to remove tents and sweep away the belongings of the protesters. “The NYPD proudly protects everyone’s right to free speech and peaceful protest,” Daughtry said in the post before sharing the signage. (Fox)

    Palestinian Flag Raised at Harvard University

    Anti-Israel protesters at Boston’s Harvard University raised Palestinian flags over University Hall in the Ivy League institution’s famed Harvard Yard on Saturday, according to school officials. The flags flew in place of the stars and stripes, sparking national outrage in the U.S. Harvard employees were called to remove the three flags, which flew over a statute of John Harvard, after a student spotted them around 6:30 p.m. (Los Angeles Magazine)

    What Antisemitic Campus Chants Tell Us About This Angry Era

    Even speech that I would find morally repugnant—the “whataboutism” that waves away the atrocities of Hamas and Iran and their terrorist collaborators—is, in a liberal democracy, free to be expressed. Christians, though, ought to be especially attentive to what’s happening to a society that increasingly seems, on the horseshoe extremes of the populist right and the activist left, to be driven toward the pull of the channeled rage of the mob.

    If history has shown us anything, though, it is how dangerous it can be when a collective meant to channel awe becomes instead a channel of a much more uncontrollable emotion—that of anger. In those chants, the individual is lost not in a mass but a mob. The energy that lights up such a gathering is not shared smallness in the face of something or Someone greater but what the Bible calls the “works of the flesh,” the drive to idolize the tribe by delighting in the darkest, most violent aspects of our fallen human nature. (Christianity Today)

    If free speech is to be protected, antisemitic speech must also be protected!

    Our own focus on the antisemitic hatred driving these riots tempts us to ban the hateful rhetoric rather than just the illicit actions of the rioters. Banning rhetoric itself, of promoted ideas no matter how vile, loathsome, or hateful, sets the stage for legitimizing the censorship of any other speech. Religion and political protest that oppose the ideology of the ruling party are thereby imperiled.

    If we are provoked by justified outrage to add laws “against antisemitic rhetoric” in response to these riots, we will have played right into the totalitarian designs of our Marxist enemies. The same rationale used “against antisemitic rhetoric” will then be deployed against speech deemed “transphobic,” “climate denial,” “anti-vax,” and any other political dissent. (America Out Loud)

    ‘This Is 1984’: Faculty Participation in Pro-Hamas Demonstrations a ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Americans, Professor Says

    University faculty have been joining pro-Hamas demonstrators in taking over US campuses over the past week, fueling concerns that higher education institutions have become hatcheries of dangerous, anti-Western political ideologies that foster hatred for Israel and could hasten a new age of antisemitism.

    At Northeastern University in Boston, professors formed a human barrier around a student encampment to stop its dismantling by officers, and at the University of Texas at Austin, members of the group Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine have openly called for the resignation of their president, Jay Hartzell, because he requested police assistance in restoring order. (the algemeiner)

    [Note by Ginger Breggin, May 6 2024: since this interview several instances of protecting the American flag on college campuses have taken place, including this event at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.]

    Dr. Peter Breggin is the co-author, along with Ginger Breggin, of the explosive book Covid-19 and the Global Predators: We Are The Prey. Breggin has uncovered a worldwide web of global predators, including Anthony Fauci, multi-billionaires, America’s most powerful corporations, the government agencies NIH, CDC, FDA, and Communist China. Find out more at wearetheprey.com.

    Peter R. Breggin MD and Ginger Ross Breggin are authors of COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We are the Prey

    Find us at X— formerly known as Twitter: @GingerBreggin @AmericanMD

    Find us at our website: www.Breggin.com

    Find us at www.AmericaOutLoud.com

    Find us on Substack at: Breggin Alerts! Exposing Global Predators


    https://substack.com/home/post/p-144373089
    What is going on in the world? Malcolm Out Loud Interviews Dr. Peter Breggin Interview on the Voice of the Nation Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | TuneIn | RSS Dr. Breggin segment begins at 5 minutes By Malcolm Out Loud A wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Peter Breggin using his vast knowledge and experience. Dr. Breggin is known as “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful reform work in mental health. He has published more than 20 medical and popular books, several coedited or coauthored by Ginger, including the huge bestseller Talking Back to Prozac. He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and testified in court more than 100 times in many cases related to drug companies and medical malfeasance. In today’s episode of The Voice of a Nation, we’ll discuss the psychology behind college uprisings and what’s happening nationwide on America’s campuses. We’ll also talk about anti-Semitism and the global predators’ attack against the people. ‘Death to Israeli real estate,’ ‘Death to America’ signs found on NYU property, NYPD says New York Police Department officers broke up an “illegal encampment” at New York University on Friday, with cleaning crews called in to remove tents and sweep away the belongings of the protesters. “The NYPD proudly protects everyone’s right to free speech and peaceful protest,” Daughtry said in the post before sharing the signage. (Fox) Palestinian Flag Raised at Harvard University Anti-Israel protesters at Boston’s Harvard University raised Palestinian flags over University Hall in the Ivy League institution’s famed Harvard Yard on Saturday, according to school officials. The flags flew in place of the stars and stripes, sparking national outrage in the U.S. Harvard employees were called to remove the three flags, which flew over a statute of John Harvard, after a student spotted them around 6:30 p.m. (Los Angeles Magazine) What Antisemitic Campus Chants Tell Us About This Angry Era Even speech that I would find morally repugnant—the “whataboutism” that waves away the atrocities of Hamas and Iran and their terrorist collaborators—is, in a liberal democracy, free to be expressed. Christians, though, ought to be especially attentive to what’s happening to a society that increasingly seems, on the horseshoe extremes of the populist right and the activist left, to be driven toward the pull of the channeled rage of the mob. If history has shown us anything, though, it is how dangerous it can be when a collective meant to channel awe becomes instead a channel of a much more uncontrollable emotion—that of anger. In those chants, the individual is lost not in a mass but a mob. The energy that lights up such a gathering is not shared smallness in the face of something or Someone greater but what the Bible calls the “works of the flesh,” the drive to idolize the tribe by delighting in the darkest, most violent aspects of our fallen human nature. (Christianity Today) If free speech is to be protected, antisemitic speech must also be protected! Our own focus on the antisemitic hatred driving these riots tempts us to ban the hateful rhetoric rather than just the illicit actions of the rioters. Banning rhetoric itself, of promoted ideas no matter how vile, loathsome, or hateful, sets the stage for legitimizing the censorship of any other speech. Religion and political protest that oppose the ideology of the ruling party are thereby imperiled. If we are provoked by justified outrage to add laws “against antisemitic rhetoric” in response to these riots, we will have played right into the totalitarian designs of our Marxist enemies. The same rationale used “against antisemitic rhetoric” will then be deployed against speech deemed “transphobic,” “climate denial,” “anti-vax,” and any other political dissent. (America Out Loud) ‘This Is 1984’: Faculty Participation in Pro-Hamas Demonstrations a ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Americans, Professor Says University faculty have been joining pro-Hamas demonstrators in taking over US campuses over the past week, fueling concerns that higher education institutions have become hatcheries of dangerous, anti-Western political ideologies that foster hatred for Israel and could hasten a new age of antisemitism. At Northeastern University in Boston, professors formed a human barrier around a student encampment to stop its dismantling by officers, and at the University of Texas at Austin, members of the group Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine have openly called for the resignation of their president, Jay Hartzell, because he requested police assistance in restoring order. (the algemeiner) [Note by Ginger Breggin, May 6 2024: since this interview several instances of protecting the American flag on college campuses have taken place, including this event at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.] Dr. Peter Breggin is the co-author, along with Ginger Breggin, of the explosive book Covid-19 and the Global Predators: We Are The Prey. Breggin has uncovered a worldwide web of global predators, including Anthony Fauci, multi-billionaires, America’s most powerful corporations, the government agencies NIH, CDC, FDA, and Communist China. Find out more at wearetheprey.com. Peter R. Breggin MD and Ginger Ross Breggin are authors of COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We are the Prey Find us at X— formerly known as Twitter: @GingerBreggin @AmericanMD Find us at our website: www.Breggin.com Find us at www.AmericaOutLoud.com Find us on Substack at: Breggin Alerts! Exposing Global Predators https://substack.com/home/post/p-144373089
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  • Israel’s relentless bombing of Gaza; reactions to Biden’s departure, a look at Kamala Harris – Day 288
    [email protected] July 22, 2024 israeli settler violence, itamar ben gvir, kamala harris, nuseirat, sanctions
    Palestinians examine the destroyed makeshift tents and shelters after Israeli attack hits a UNRWA school, killing and injuring many in Nuseirat Refugee Camp of Deir al-Balah, Gaza on July 14, 2024 (Ashraf Amra – Anadolu Agency)
    Densely populated Nuseirat refugee camp targeted nine times a day; another Palestinian journalist killed; Kamala Harris’ Gaza ceasefire speech was “watered down” by NSC; TOI says Harris has “ironclad commitment” to Israel’s security; friends and foes of Joe Biden weigh in on his withdrawal; brutal Israeli settler attack on international volunteers; threats by Itamar Ben Gvir in face of possible personal sanctions; French lawmaker does not welcome Israeli athletes at Olympics; more.

    By IAK staff, from reports.

    Israel bombed Nuseirat camp 63 times in 7 days


    Middle East Monitor reports: Gaza’s Government Media Office revealed that the Israeli occupation army has bombed the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip 63 times in seven days, killing 91 Palestinians and wounding 251 others.

    In a statement, the media office said that the occupation army has intensified its barbaric bombing of the Nuseirat refugee camp in an unprecedented manner. More than 75 per cent of the victims arrived at hospitals with their corpses and bodies burned as a result of the occupation’s use of thermal and chemical weapons.

    It also noted that the Nuseirat refugee camp is inhabited and there are currently 250,000 citizens and displaced persons in it. It is being subjected to barbaric bombing by the Israeli occupation which is not taking into account the fact that the camp is overcrowded with people.

    The media office pointed out that the occupation deliberately bombs neighbourhoods, inhabited homes, buildings and residential towers, aiming to harm the largest possible number of people, either killing or wounding them. The most horrific massacre committed by the occupation during the past seven days was that committed at Al-Razi School in the camp, which claimed the lives of 23 people and wounded 73 others.

    “We condemn in the strongest terms the Israeli occupation committing these horrific massacres against civilians in the Nuseirat camp, in particular, and we also condemn the American administration siding with the occupation as it commits the crime of genocide,” the statement said.

    “We hold the Israeli occupation and the American administration fully responsible for the continuation of these massacres against the displaced and civilians, and we hold them fully responsible for the occupation’s use of thermal and chemical weapons that are burning the bodies of the martyrs and the wounded.”


    Number of journalists killed by Israel rises to 162

    Gaza’s Government Media Office has confirmed that Israeli forces killed Palestinian journalist Mutasim Mahmoud Gharab.

    It said in a statement the number of journalists killed since October 7 has risen to 162.

    The office added that Gharab had been working for years as a journalist for various media outlets.





    Administration officials watered down Kamala Harris’ Gaza speech before delivery

    NBC News reported in March: Before Vice President Kamala Harris delivered pointed remarks Sunday about the need for an immediate six-week cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as part of a deal to release hostages, officials at the National Security Council toned down parts of her speech, three current U.S. officials and a former U.S. official familiar with the speech told NBC News.

    The original draft of Harris’ speech, when it was sent to the National Security Council for review, was harsher on Israel about the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the need for more aid than were the remarks she ultimately delivered, according to one of the current officials and the former official.

    Two of the U.S. officials said the initial draft specifically called out Israel more directly about the need to immediately allow additional aid trucks in. One of them described Harris’ original language as strong but not controversial. (Read the full article here.)

    Harris’ ironclad commitment to Israel’s security

    The Times of Israel says Biden officials “argue those claiming vice president will take a harder line with Jerusalem are engaged in wishful thinking, say she shares ironclad US commitment to Israel’s security’”

    See Harris’ 2023 speech below:



    Reactions to Biden’s departure from the presidential race:

    U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights: “It was not Biden’s failed debate that showed he is unfit to lead. It was the tens of thousands of bombs he sent to kill Palestinian families,” the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights said in a statement.

    “Biden’s refusal to adhere to international law or enforce U.S. law has deepened Israel’s illegal military occupation. The International Court of Justice’s latest advisory opinion on Friday asserted that every state has a legal obligation ‘not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation’ created by Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights.”

    Waleed Shahid, co-founder of the Uncommitted National Movement — which has garnered over 700,000 people nationwide casting protest votes against Biden’s hard-line support for Israel: “While by no means a champion of the cause, I’ve heard numerous people note that Vice President Harris exhibited a deeply different emotional reaction to the stories of Palestinian suffering than President Biden.

    While the Vice Presidency is limited, many feel that she would be an improvement from Biden’s severe lack of empathy for Palestinians and his ties to the AIPAC old guard in the party. However, challenging AIPAC’s power within the Democratic Party establishment remains a formidable task regardless of who the nominee is.”

    Israeli President Isaac Herzog: I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Joe Biden for his friendship and steadfast support for the Israeli people over his decades long career. As the first US President to visit Israel in wartime, as a recipient of the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor, and as a true ally of the Jewish people, he is a symbol of the unbreakable bond between our two peoples.”

    NOTE: Conflating Israel with “the Jewish people” leads more or less directly to conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism.

    Some 1,200 Jewish university professors signed a statement in May that warned against “the dangerous notion that Jewish identity is inextricably linked to every decision of Israel’s government… Far from combating antisemitism, this dynamic promises to amplify the real threats Jewish Americans already face.”

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: “President Biden is a true friend of Israel who stood by us in our most difficult moments,” he wrote on X. “During my tenure as prime minister, I witnessed his unwavering support of the State of Israel. Thank you for everything.”

    Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant: “Thank you for your unwavering support of Israel over the years. Your steadfast backing, especially during the war, has been invaluable. We are grateful for your leadership and friendship.”

    NOTE: Biden’s “unwavering support” for Israel has led him to support genocide, dismiss international law, and disregard the global justice system. It also flies in the face of American public opinion – which he chose to ignore throughout his campaign.

    Israeli Settlers Brutally Attack Palestinians and Int’l Volunteers One Day After ICJ Rules Israeli Occupation, Settlers Illegal

    International Solidarity Movement reports: On the heels of the ICJ decision pronouncing Israeli occupation illegal as a whole and pointing out to systematic lack of accountability for settler violence, three international volunteers were evacuated to a hospital in Nablus after being attacked by settlers in the West Bank village of Qusra, south of Nablus.

    Settlers who descended from the extremist Esh Kodesh south of Nablus, attacked Palestinian farmers tending to their lands, as well as international volunteers accompanying them for protection against such attacks. The Israeli settlers carried out the attack using metal pipes, batons and threw stones at the people from close range.

    Three of the international volunteers sustained wounds requiring hospitalization with suspected fractures. A German national was hit in the face and arm with a metal pipe, and two American volunteers were clobbered using wooden batons. A fourth American volunteer suffered more minor injuries after being hit by stones thrown at her by the settlers, who also stole her phone.

    Soldiers who arrived at the scene failed to carry out any arrests. Additionally, the Israeli Police emergency hotline refused to dispatch forces, telling the volunteer who called them for help that “the army notified them there is no need to send forces.”

    (Read the full incident description here, see video below – TW.)

    One of the American ISM volunteers, in hospital
    One of the American ISM volunteers, in hospital (photo)
    Such attacks have gone on for years. For example, see: “Heroism in the Holy Land,
    Chris Brown Beaten for Walking Children to School” and the video below:



    View another recent settler attack below.

    NOTE: The first moments of the video below show the actual attack; after that is a slightly longer clip showing the context – which included a conversation with an Israeli soldier.


    Israel’s Ben-Gvir threatens to dismantle Palestinian Authority if US imposes sanctions on him

    Al Jazeera reports: Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has warned that if the US imposes sanctions on ultranationalist ministers including himself, they would respond by “completely dismantling the Palestinian Authority, including all its institutions and economy”, Israeli media has reported.

    Reports suggest the Biden administration has been considering imposing sanctions on Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich in response to their policy of expanding settlements in the occupied West Bank.

    “The very act of imposing sanctions on Israeli citizens by the American administration, which has already begun, constitutes a severe violation of Israeli sovereignty,” Ben-Gvir said, according to the Jerusalem Post.

    NOTE: ABC News describes Itamar Ben-Gvir: Ben-Gvir has been convicted eight times for offenses that include racism and supporting a terrorist organization. As a teen, his views were so extreme that the army banned him from compulsory military service.

    Ben Gvir gained notoriety in his youth as a follower of the late racist rabbi Meir Kahane. He first became a national figure when Ben-Gvir famously broke a hood ornament off then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s car in 1995.

    “We got to his car, and we’ll get to him too,” he said, just weeks before Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace efforts with the Palestinians.

    He was first elected to parliament in 2021.

    Ben-Gvir has called for deporting his political opponents, and in the past has encouraged police to open fire on Palestinian stone-throwers. As national security minister, he has encouraged police to take a tough line against anti-government protesters.

    Ben-Gvir has been a magnet of controversy throughout his tenure — encouraging the mass distribution of handguns to Jewish citizens, backing Netanyahu’s contentious attempt to overhaul the country’s legal system and frequently lashing out at U.S. leaders for perceived slights against Israel.

    Among Itamar Ben Gvir's radical actions are creating an even harsher environment inside prisons holding Palestinian detainees by reducing their food rations, to the point of starvation.
    Among Itamar Ben Gvir’s radical actions are creating an even harsher environment inside prisons holding Palestinian detainees by reducing their food rations, to the point of starvation. (photo)
    French lawmaker says Israelis ‘not welcome’ at Olympics

    Al Jazeera reports: A French member of parliament has sparked a political row by saying Israeli athletes were not welcome at the Paris Olympics because of Israel’s war on Gaza.

    Portes said at a rally in support of Palestinians that “the Israeli delegation is not welcome in Paris. Israeli sportspeople are not welcome at the Paris Olympic Games” and called for “mobilization” around the event.

    He later told the Parisien newspaper that “France’s diplomats should pressure the International Olympic Committee to bar the Israeli flag and anthem, as is done for Russia”.

    “It’s time to end the double standard,” Portes added.

    Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a limited number of Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in Paris as individuals and not under their country’s colors, and only after being vetted to ensure they have not expressed support for the war.



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    STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 21:

    Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 21: at least 39,584* (39,006 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.]

    This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths.

    Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza.

    Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza.

    At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank).
    At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**.
    About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced.
    2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.
    Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 21: at least 95,228 (including at least 89,818 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children).

    [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 21: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured.
    Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%.

    NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers.

    *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.**

    Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals.

    † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics.

    Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here.

    Hover over each bar for exact numbers.
    Source: IsraelPalestineTimeline.org
    Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated)
    Toys, spices, sewing machines: the items Israel banned from entering Gaza
    Synopsis of ICJ’s decision on Israeli occupation, reactions, and take-aways
    Russia attacks hospitals in Ukraine; Israel does the same in Gaza. The US response couldn’t be more different.
    ‘I have the prison inside me’: The emaciated Palestinian bodybuilder broken by Israel
    Israel has manufactured an industrial-scale version of Jim Crow rape hoaxes
    If Americans Knew Mobile Billboard Truck at Republican Convention
    Col. Douglas MacGregor: US is under the control of Israel, likens Gaza to Warsaw Ghetto
    Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7
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    Pro-Israel ADL ‘spied on’ African American activist over opposition to US-Israel police exchange programme
    ‘I’m bored, so I shoot’: The Israeli army’s approval of free-for-all violence in Gaza
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    How an Israeli colonel invented the burned babies lie to justify genocide
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    ‘Buying Our Own Stolen Water’ in Bethlehem – Scorching Summer Awaits Palestinians in the West Bank
    Israel’s covert info bots targeting America met with hypocritical silence
    AIPAC: Has the pro-Israel lobby bribed and bought the US Democratic Party?
    Israel’s war on Gaza is the deadliest conflict on record for journalists.
    Israeli army hits Gaza family, uses them as human shields, and runs over their mother.
    Strangling Israeli restrictions were in place long before October 7th.



    https://israelpalestinenews.org/israels-relentless-bombing-of-gaza-reactions-to-bidens-departure-a-look-at-kamala-harris-day-288/
    Israel’s relentless bombing of Gaza; reactions to Biden’s departure, a look at Kamala Harris – Day 288 [email protected] July 22, 2024 israeli settler violence, itamar ben gvir, kamala harris, nuseirat, sanctions Palestinians examine the destroyed makeshift tents and shelters after Israeli attack hits a UNRWA school, killing and injuring many in Nuseirat Refugee Camp of Deir al-Balah, Gaza on July 14, 2024 (Ashraf Amra – Anadolu Agency) Densely populated Nuseirat refugee camp targeted nine times a day; another Palestinian journalist killed; Kamala Harris’ Gaza ceasefire speech was “watered down” by NSC; TOI says Harris has “ironclad commitment” to Israel’s security; friends and foes of Joe Biden weigh in on his withdrawal; brutal Israeli settler attack on international volunteers; threats by Itamar Ben Gvir in face of possible personal sanctions; French lawmaker does not welcome Israeli athletes at Olympics; more. By IAK staff, from reports. Israel bombed Nuseirat camp 63 times in 7 days Middle East Monitor reports: Gaza’s Government Media Office revealed that the Israeli occupation army has bombed the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip 63 times in seven days, killing 91 Palestinians and wounding 251 others. In a statement, the media office said that the occupation army has intensified its barbaric bombing of the Nuseirat refugee camp in an unprecedented manner. More than 75 per cent of the victims arrived at hospitals with their corpses and bodies burned as a result of the occupation’s use of thermal and chemical weapons. It also noted that the Nuseirat refugee camp is inhabited and there are currently 250,000 citizens and displaced persons in it. It is being subjected to barbaric bombing by the Israeli occupation which is not taking into account the fact that the camp is overcrowded with people. The media office pointed out that the occupation deliberately bombs neighbourhoods, inhabited homes, buildings and residential towers, aiming to harm the largest possible number of people, either killing or wounding them. The most horrific massacre committed by the occupation during the past seven days was that committed at Al-Razi School in the camp, which claimed the lives of 23 people and wounded 73 others. “We condemn in the strongest terms the Israeli occupation committing these horrific massacres against civilians in the Nuseirat camp, in particular, and we also condemn the American administration siding with the occupation as it commits the crime of genocide,” the statement said. “We hold the Israeli occupation and the American administration fully responsible for the continuation of these massacres against the displaced and civilians, and we hold them fully responsible for the occupation’s use of thermal and chemical weapons that are burning the bodies of the martyrs and the wounded.” Number of journalists killed by Israel rises to 162 Gaza’s Government Media Office has confirmed that Israeli forces killed Palestinian journalist Mutasim Mahmoud Gharab. It said in a statement the number of journalists killed since October 7 has risen to 162. The office added that Gharab had been working for years as a journalist for various media outlets. Administration officials watered down Kamala Harris’ Gaza speech before delivery NBC News reported in March: Before Vice President Kamala Harris delivered pointed remarks Sunday about the need for an immediate six-week cease-fire between Israel and Hamas as part of a deal to release hostages, officials at the National Security Council toned down parts of her speech, three current U.S. officials and a former U.S. official familiar with the speech told NBC News. The original draft of Harris’ speech, when it was sent to the National Security Council for review, was harsher on Israel about the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the need for more aid than were the remarks she ultimately delivered, according to one of the current officials and the former official. Two of the U.S. officials said the initial draft specifically called out Israel more directly about the need to immediately allow additional aid trucks in. One of them described Harris’ original language as strong but not controversial. (Read the full article here.) Harris’ ironclad commitment to Israel’s security The Times of Israel says Biden officials “argue those claiming vice president will take a harder line with Jerusalem are engaged in wishful thinking, say she shares ironclad US commitment to Israel’s security’” See Harris’ 2023 speech below: Reactions to Biden’s departure from the presidential race: U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights: “It was not Biden’s failed debate that showed he is unfit to lead. It was the tens of thousands of bombs he sent to kill Palestinian families,” the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights said in a statement. “Biden’s refusal to adhere to international law or enforce U.S. law has deepened Israel’s illegal military occupation. The International Court of Justice’s latest advisory opinion on Friday asserted that every state has a legal obligation ‘not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation’ created by Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights.” Waleed Shahid, co-founder of the Uncommitted National Movement — which has garnered over 700,000 people nationwide casting protest votes against Biden’s hard-line support for Israel: “While by no means a champion of the cause, I’ve heard numerous people note that Vice President Harris exhibited a deeply different emotional reaction to the stories of Palestinian suffering than President Biden. While the Vice Presidency is limited, many feel that she would be an improvement from Biden’s severe lack of empathy for Palestinians and his ties to the AIPAC old guard in the party. However, challenging AIPAC’s power within the Democratic Party establishment remains a formidable task regardless of who the nominee is.” Israeli President Isaac Herzog: I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Joe Biden for his friendship and steadfast support for the Israeli people over his decades long career. As the first US President to visit Israel in wartime, as a recipient of the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor, and as a true ally of the Jewish people, he is a symbol of the unbreakable bond between our two peoples.” NOTE: Conflating Israel with “the Jewish people” leads more or less directly to conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism. Some 1,200 Jewish university professors signed a statement in May that warned against “the dangerous notion that Jewish identity is inextricably linked to every decision of Israel’s government… Far from combating antisemitism, this dynamic promises to amplify the real threats Jewish Americans already face.” Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett: “President Biden is a true friend of Israel who stood by us in our most difficult moments,” he wrote on X. “During my tenure as prime minister, I witnessed his unwavering support of the State of Israel. Thank you for everything.” Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant: “Thank you for your unwavering support of Israel over the years. Your steadfast backing, especially during the war, has been invaluable. We are grateful for your leadership and friendship.” NOTE: Biden’s “unwavering support” for Israel has led him to support genocide, dismiss international law, and disregard the global justice system. It also flies in the face of American public opinion – which he chose to ignore throughout his campaign. Israeli Settlers Brutally Attack Palestinians and Int’l Volunteers One Day After ICJ Rules Israeli Occupation, Settlers Illegal International Solidarity Movement reports: On the heels of the ICJ decision pronouncing Israeli occupation illegal as a whole and pointing out to systematic lack of accountability for settler violence, three international volunteers were evacuated to a hospital in Nablus after being attacked by settlers in the West Bank village of Qusra, south of Nablus. Settlers who descended from the extremist Esh Kodesh south of Nablus, attacked Palestinian farmers tending to their lands, as well as international volunteers accompanying them for protection against such attacks. The Israeli settlers carried out the attack using metal pipes, batons and threw stones at the people from close range. Three of the international volunteers sustained wounds requiring hospitalization with suspected fractures. A German national was hit in the face and arm with a metal pipe, and two American volunteers were clobbered using wooden batons. A fourth American volunteer suffered more minor injuries after being hit by stones thrown at her by the settlers, who also stole her phone. Soldiers who arrived at the scene failed to carry out any arrests. Additionally, the Israeli Police emergency hotline refused to dispatch forces, telling the volunteer who called them for help that “the army notified them there is no need to send forces.” (Read the full incident description here, see video below – TW.) One of the American ISM volunteers, in hospital One of the American ISM volunteers, in hospital (photo) Such attacks have gone on for years. For example, see: “Heroism in the Holy Land, Chris Brown Beaten for Walking Children to School” and the video below: View another recent settler attack below. NOTE: The first moments of the video below show the actual attack; after that is a slightly longer clip showing the context – which included a conversation with an Israeli soldier. Israel’s Ben-Gvir threatens to dismantle Palestinian Authority if US imposes sanctions on him Al Jazeera reports: Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has warned that if the US imposes sanctions on ultranationalist ministers including himself, they would respond by “completely dismantling the Palestinian Authority, including all its institutions and economy”, Israeli media has reported. Reports suggest the Biden administration has been considering imposing sanctions on Ben-Gvir and Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich in response to their policy of expanding settlements in the occupied West Bank. “The very act of imposing sanctions on Israeli citizens by the American administration, which has already begun, constitutes a severe violation of Israeli sovereignty,” Ben-Gvir said, according to the Jerusalem Post. NOTE: ABC News describes Itamar Ben-Gvir: Ben-Gvir has been convicted eight times for offenses that include racism and supporting a terrorist organization. As a teen, his views were so extreme that the army banned him from compulsory military service. Ben Gvir gained notoriety in his youth as a follower of the late racist rabbi Meir Kahane. He first became a national figure when Ben-Gvir famously broke a hood ornament off then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s car in 1995. “We got to his car, and we’ll get to him too,” he said, just weeks before Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace efforts with the Palestinians. He was first elected to parliament in 2021. Ben-Gvir has called for deporting his political opponents, and in the past has encouraged police to open fire on Palestinian stone-throwers. As national security minister, he has encouraged police to take a tough line against anti-government protesters. Ben-Gvir has been a magnet of controversy throughout his tenure — encouraging the mass distribution of handguns to Jewish citizens, backing Netanyahu’s contentious attempt to overhaul the country’s legal system and frequently lashing out at U.S. leaders for perceived slights against Israel. Among Itamar Ben Gvir's radical actions are creating an even harsher environment inside prisons holding Palestinian detainees by reducing their food rations, to the point of starvation. Among Itamar Ben Gvir’s radical actions are creating an even harsher environment inside prisons holding Palestinian detainees by reducing their food rations, to the point of starvation. (photo) French lawmaker says Israelis ‘not welcome’ at Olympics Al Jazeera reports: A French member of parliament has sparked a political row by saying Israeli athletes were not welcome at the Paris Olympics because of Israel’s war on Gaza. Portes said at a rally in support of Palestinians that “the Israeli delegation is not welcome in Paris. Israeli sportspeople are not welcome at the Paris Olympic Games” and called for “mobilization” around the event. He later told the Parisien newspaper that “France’s diplomats should pressure the International Olympic Committee to bar the Israeli flag and anthem, as is done for Russia”. “It’s time to end the double standard,” Portes added. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a limited number of Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in Paris as individuals and not under their country’s colors, and only after being vetted to ensure they have not expressed support for the war. MORE NEWS: IMEMC Daily Reports. The Cradle: Yemen gears up for ‘long war’ against Israel Mondoweiss: Polio and the destruction of Gaza’s health infrastructure The New Arab: Pro-Palestine Bella Hadid ‘to sue Adidas’ after axe for 1972 Olympic shoe ad STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 21: Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 21: at least 39,584* (39,006 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.] This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths. Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza. Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza. At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank). At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**. About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced. 2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 21: at least 95,228 (including at least 89,818 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 21: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured. Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%. NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers. *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.** Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals. † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics. Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here. Hover over each bar for exact numbers. Source: IsraelPalestineTimeline.org Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated) Toys, spices, sewing machines: the items Israel banned from entering Gaza Synopsis of ICJ’s decision on Israeli occupation, reactions, and take-aways Russia attacks hospitals in Ukraine; Israel does the same in Gaza. The US response couldn’t be more different. ‘I have the prison inside me’: The emaciated Palestinian bodybuilder broken by Israel Israel has manufactured an industrial-scale version of Jim Crow rape hoaxes If Americans Knew Mobile Billboard Truck at Republican Convention Col. Douglas MacGregor: US is under the control of Israel, likens Gaza to Warsaw Ghetto Israel’s leading paper says its own army deliberately killed Israelis on October 7 Gaza has turned into Biden’s most perplexing moral and foreign policy failure ‘Suffering horrifically’: 10 months of Israel’s ‘war on children’ in Gaza Pro-Israel ADL ‘spied on’ African American activist over opposition to US-Israel police exchange programme ‘I’m bored, so I shoot’: The Israeli army’s approval of free-for-all violence in Gaza Lancet: Counting the dead in Gaza – difficult but essential ‘Revealer of Inconvenient Truths’ – Julian Assange’s Impact on Palestine Fact or Fiction: Is Israel Unfairly Singled Out for Global Condemnation? 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    Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin
    SciTechDaily calls graphene oxide nanoparticles a “wonder material” that is now “verified safe” in humans by new research.1 It further declares graphene oxide is, in bold, “A revolutionary nanomaterial with huge potential to tackle multiple global challenges could be developed further without acute risk to human health, research suggests.”

    [Continue reading below]


    Imagine that—graphene oxide nanoparticles are “without acute risk to human health.” That would suggest it’s harmless in vaccines, at least in the short run. The medical-industrial-military complex seems bent on proving graphene oxide nanoparticles are safe — perhaps because critical researchers have discovered them hidden in COVID “vaccines.”2

    The defenders of graphene oxide nanoparticles are handicapped in making safety claims because a motherload of research going back many years finds graphene oxide and nanoparticles in general are harmful to multiple body organs, to cells, and even to life itself across a spectrum of species.

    The actual research study3 that supposedly proved the safety of inhaled graphene oxide nanoparticles was published in Nature Nanotechnology in 2024. It reports and dismisses the importance of their own findings: That the blood of the volunteers who inhaled graphene nanoparticles consistently caused clotting (thrombosis) when passed through arteries removed from people with pre-existing heart disease.

    Here is what the research scientists themselves conclude:

    The magnitude of the greater thrombogenicity after GO [graphene oxide nanoparticles] exposure was relatively mild and would be potentially of limited consequence, even in patients with pre-existing heart disease. Nevertheless, we recommend that characterization of the thrombogenic potential is included in experimental models used to develop risk assessments for graphene materials that may be of higher risk, or to consider higher exposure scenarios. [Emphasis added]

    The authors have no right to draw such benign conclusions, declaring that it would be safe “even in patients with pre-existing heart disease.” As noted above, the danger signs came from testing the blood of the volunteers who had inhaled graphene oxide on cardiac arteries taken from patients with heart disease. The conclusion should be that it is especially dangerous in patients with pre-existing heart disease.

    Given the surfacing of this risk in a very small study of humans, no further human studies and no commercial use of inhaled graphene nanoparticles should be allowed until further animal studies investigate this risk.

    To add to these concerns, thrombosis is one of the tragic outcomes of the COVID genetic jabs, which release graphene oxide nanoparticles into the cells and the blood along with the genetic material.

    The corruption of science today makes science entirely unreliable, in this case, whether we are reading a commentary in a science magazine or the research study itself.

    Summarizing the Limits of the Study

    Ironically, the study is largely worthless except as a warning about the potential clotting dangers of graphene oxide nanoparticles:

    (1) The study involved only 14 health volunteers, making it virtually useless as a proof of its general safety It takes not 14, but hundreds and preferably thousands of subjects to evaluate the safety of a potentially dangerous substance, already unleashed on the public. Nonetheless, the clotting problem was found in a statically significant number of the 14 volunteers, which make it an especially alarming and valid signal that should produce fears instead of optimism.

    (2) The authors boast that this is the first respiratory study of its kind, and yet they leap to dangerous conclusions about the safety of the graphene oxide nanoparticles.

    (3) The authors admit that their graphene oxide nanoparticles are far more “clean” or “pure” than those in commercial use, which makes the study less relevant to real-life use.

    (4) The authors largely ignore the vast existing literature on harm caused by graphene oxide nanoparticles and nanoparticles in general to living things, including mammals.

    Earlier Research Warns of Dangers

    A 2016 review of “graphene-family nanomaterials” (GFN) with 240 scientific citations came to ominous conclusions about their safety, citing numerous mechanisms of harm:4

    This review collects studies on the toxic effects of GFNs in several organs and cell models. We also point out that various factors determine the toxicity of GFNs… In addition, several typical mechanisms underlying GFN toxicity have been revealed, for instance, physical destruction, oxidative stress, DNA damage, inflammatory response, apoptosis, autophagy, and necrosis. … and oxidative stress plays a crucial role in these pathways.

    They note that lung studies are comparatively more available and have threatening results:

    In conclusion, the lung injury induced by GFNs has been studied in several studies, the results of which have demonstrated inflammatory cell infiltration, pulmonary edema and granuloma formation in the lungs.

    They also note that the dangers of graphene oxide have not been as well studied in other organs:

    However, only a few specific studies have evaluated in other organs, such as the liver, spleen, and kidney, and the injury symptoms… nor have the related behavioural manifestations been studied. The developmental toxicity of GFNs may induce structural abnormalities, growth retardation, behavioural and functional abnormalities, and even death. … However, based on studies of other nanomaterials toxicity, long-term GFNs exposure may be an important factor harming health [3 citations]. Therefore, the long-term study of GFNs is necessary.

    A September 2022 in-depth review of the literature on the toxicity of graphene oxide (GO) concluded:5

    One feature that needs more attention is toxicity; it was discovered that the concentration of GO affects whether or not it is physiologically harmful, which restricts its use in the field of medicine. It has been found that there are a lot of animal species for which GO showed some cytotoxic nature. This is one of the aspects that needs more study. GO can be functionalized quite easily. Therefore, there is a need for more research to find ways to reduce its toxicity.

    A 2024 study reviewed the toxic effect of all kinds of nanoparticles. Using nematodes as an animal model, they found that aging is a serious consequence.6

    Graphene and other nanoparticles enter into the cells of the body and can do harm in a wide variety of barely studied mechanisms. More specifically, studies have already documented that graphene oxide and graphene oxide nanoparticles are potentially highly dangerous to humans.

    Summary and Conclusion

    The research study we discussed that used 14 volunteers subjected to inhaled graphene oxide nanoparticles actually gives very serious warnings about increased blood clotting but the announcement of the article and the article itself claim to demonstrate the safety of graphene oxide. Meanwhile graphene oxide nanoparticles are being found throughout our environment and, thanks to the COVID genetic vaccines,7,8 in our cells and in our blood stream.

    Implications for COVID Vaccines

    Concerning the COVID genetic “vaccines,” for many additional reasons they should have been stopped within days of their release. Indeed, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was withdrawn from the U.S. because of 9 deaths due to thrombosis,9 while the mRNA vaccines continue being promoted despite more than 18,000 reports of deaths to the CDC and FDA’s VAERS reporting system as of January 26, 2024.10

    As we document in our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators, the government backed the Moderna and Pfizer deadly injections because they were picked as far back as 2010 by Bill Gates as his favorite “vaccine” investments. Potentially hundreds of other vaccines were put out of business by the government picking Gates’ preferences.

    No one should take these genetic vaccines. And in general, all of us need to be alert and concerned that we are being inundated with nanoparticles and nanotechnology with potentially grave consequences, now and in the foreseeable future.

    Primary author Peter R. Breggin MD

    References:

    1 https://scitechdaily.com/wonder-material-graphene-verified-safe-in-groundbreaking-human-study/

    2 Here is the actual Pfizer document that mentions graphene oxide on page 7: 125742_S1_M4_4.2.1-vr-vtr-10741.pdf (phmpt.org). Here is an article discussing it: FDA confirms Graphene Oxide is in the Covid-19 Vaccines | Principia Scientific Intl. (principia-scientific.com). One scientist has identified it in all 4 vaccines: Dr. Robert Young Finds Graphene Oxide in All Four Vaccines and Other Disturbing Ingredients | The Liberty Beacon. Also see: https://d6scj24zvfbbo.cloudfront.net/f70819d756ae5bccc8a997b74aa0253a/200000404-ccb3dccb40/Dr-CAMPRA_DETECTS_GRAPHENE_IN_COVID19_VACCINES.%20NotOnTheBeeb.co.uk.pdf?ph=995abaf71c

    3 Andrews, J.P.M., Joshi, S.S., Tzolos, E. et al. First-in-human controlled inhalation of thin graphene oxide nanosheets to study acute cardiorespiratory responses. Nat. Nanotechnology. (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-023-01572-3. First-in-human controlled inhalation of thin graphene oxide nanosheets to study acute cardiorespiratory responses | Nature Nanotechnology

    4 Ou, L., Song, B., Liang, H. et al. Toxicity of graphene-family nanoparticles: a general review of the origins and mechanisms. Part Fibre Toxicol 13, 57 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12989-016-0168-y https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013935124000100

    5 Yadav S, Singh Raman AP, et al. An Update on Graphene Oxide: Applications and Toxicity. ACS Omega. 2022 Sep 28;7(40):35387-35445. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.2c03171. PMID: 36249372; PMCID: PMC9558614. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9558614/

    6 Evaluating the adverse effects and mechanisms of nanomaterial exposure on longevity of C. elegans: A literature meta-analysis and bioinformatics analysis of multi-transcriptome data – ScienceDirect

    7 BREAKING: FDA confirms Graphene Oxide is in the mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines after being forced to publish Confidential Pfizer Documents by order of the US Federal Court – The Expose (expose-news.com)

    8 Graphene oxide as novel vaccine adjuvant – ScienceDirect

    9 FDA puts the brakes on J&J vaccine after 9th clotting death reported | Ars Technica

    10 COVID Vaccine Data – OpenVAERS


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    Graphene Oxide Nanoparticles are in COVID Vaccines; a new report says they are safe for humans....They are lying! Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin SciTechDaily calls graphene oxide nanoparticles a “wonder material” that is now “verified safe” in humans by new research.1 It further declares graphene oxide is, in bold, “A revolutionary nanomaterial with huge potential to tackle multiple global challenges could be developed further without acute risk to human health, research suggests.” [Continue reading below] Imagine that—graphene oxide nanoparticles are “without acute risk to human health.” That would suggest it’s harmless in vaccines, at least in the short run. The medical-industrial-military complex seems bent on proving graphene oxide nanoparticles are safe — perhaps because critical researchers have discovered them hidden in COVID “vaccines.”2 The defenders of graphene oxide nanoparticles are handicapped in making safety claims because a motherload of research going back many years finds graphene oxide and nanoparticles in general are harmful to multiple body organs, to cells, and even to life itself across a spectrum of species. The actual research study3 that supposedly proved the safety of inhaled graphene oxide nanoparticles was published in Nature Nanotechnology in 2024. It reports and dismisses the importance of their own findings: That the blood of the volunteers who inhaled graphene nanoparticles consistently caused clotting (thrombosis) when passed through arteries removed from people with pre-existing heart disease. Here is what the research scientists themselves conclude: The magnitude of the greater thrombogenicity after GO [graphene oxide nanoparticles] exposure was relatively mild and would be potentially of limited consequence, even in patients with pre-existing heart disease. Nevertheless, we recommend that characterization of the thrombogenic potential is included in experimental models used to develop risk assessments for graphene materials that may be of higher risk, or to consider higher exposure scenarios. [Emphasis added] The authors have no right to draw such benign conclusions, declaring that it would be safe “even in patients with pre-existing heart disease.” As noted above, the danger signs came from testing the blood of the volunteers who had inhaled graphene oxide on cardiac arteries taken from patients with heart disease. The conclusion should be that it is especially dangerous in patients with pre-existing heart disease. Given the surfacing of this risk in a very small study of humans, no further human studies and no commercial use of inhaled graphene nanoparticles should be allowed until further animal studies investigate this risk. To add to these concerns, thrombosis is one of the tragic outcomes of the COVID genetic jabs, which release graphene oxide nanoparticles into the cells and the blood along with the genetic material. The corruption of science today makes science entirely unreliable, in this case, whether we are reading a commentary in a science magazine or the research study itself. Summarizing the Limits of the Study Ironically, the study is largely worthless except as a warning about the potential clotting dangers of graphene oxide nanoparticles: (1) The study involved only 14 health volunteers, making it virtually useless as a proof of its general safety It takes not 14, but hundreds and preferably thousands of subjects to evaluate the safety of a potentially dangerous substance, already unleashed on the public. Nonetheless, the clotting problem was found in a statically significant number of the 14 volunteers, which make it an especially alarming and valid signal that should produce fears instead of optimism. (2) The authors boast that this is the first respiratory study of its kind, and yet they leap to dangerous conclusions about the safety of the graphene oxide nanoparticles. (3) The authors admit that their graphene oxide nanoparticles are far more “clean” or “pure” than those in commercial use, which makes the study less relevant to real-life use. (4) The authors largely ignore the vast existing literature on harm caused by graphene oxide nanoparticles and nanoparticles in general to living things, including mammals. Earlier Research Warns of Dangers A 2016 review of “graphene-family nanomaterials” (GFN) with 240 scientific citations came to ominous conclusions about their safety, citing numerous mechanisms of harm:4 This review collects studies on the toxic effects of GFNs in several organs and cell models. We also point out that various factors determine the toxicity of GFNs… In addition, several typical mechanisms underlying GFN toxicity have been revealed, for instance, physical destruction, oxidative stress, DNA damage, inflammatory response, apoptosis, autophagy, and necrosis. … and oxidative stress plays a crucial role in these pathways. They note that lung studies are comparatively more available and have threatening results: In conclusion, the lung injury induced by GFNs has been studied in several studies, the results of which have demonstrated inflammatory cell infiltration, pulmonary edema and granuloma formation in the lungs. They also note that the dangers of graphene oxide have not been as well studied in other organs: However, only a few specific studies have evaluated in other organs, such as the liver, spleen, and kidney, and the injury symptoms… nor have the related behavioural manifestations been studied. The developmental toxicity of GFNs may induce structural abnormalities, growth retardation, behavioural and functional abnormalities, and even death. … However, based on studies of other nanomaterials toxicity, long-term GFNs exposure may be an important factor harming health [3 citations]. Therefore, the long-term study of GFNs is necessary. A September 2022 in-depth review of the literature on the toxicity of graphene oxide (GO) concluded:5 One feature that needs more attention is toxicity; it was discovered that the concentration of GO affects whether or not it is physiologically harmful, which restricts its use in the field of medicine. It has been found that there are a lot of animal species for which GO showed some cytotoxic nature. This is one of the aspects that needs more study. GO can be functionalized quite easily. Therefore, there is a need for more research to find ways to reduce its toxicity. A 2024 study reviewed the toxic effect of all kinds of nanoparticles. Using nematodes as an animal model, they found that aging is a serious consequence.6 Graphene and other nanoparticles enter into the cells of the body and can do harm in a wide variety of barely studied mechanisms. More specifically, studies have already documented that graphene oxide and graphene oxide nanoparticles are potentially highly dangerous to humans. Summary and Conclusion The research study we discussed that used 14 volunteers subjected to inhaled graphene oxide nanoparticles actually gives very serious warnings about increased blood clotting but the announcement of the article and the article itself claim to demonstrate the safety of graphene oxide. Meanwhile graphene oxide nanoparticles are being found throughout our environment and, thanks to the COVID genetic vaccines,7,8 in our cells and in our blood stream. Implications for COVID Vaccines Concerning the COVID genetic “vaccines,” for many additional reasons they should have been stopped within days of their release. Indeed, the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was withdrawn from the U.S. because of 9 deaths due to thrombosis,9 while the mRNA vaccines continue being promoted despite more than 18,000 reports of deaths to the CDC and FDA’s VAERS reporting system as of January 26, 2024.10 As we document in our book, COVID-19 and the Global Predators, the government backed the Moderna and Pfizer deadly injections because they were picked as far back as 2010 by Bill Gates as his favorite “vaccine” investments. Potentially hundreds of other vaccines were put out of business by the government picking Gates’ preferences. No one should take these genetic vaccines. And in general, all of us need to be alert and concerned that we are being inundated with nanoparticles and nanotechnology with potentially grave consequences, now and in the foreseeable future. Primary author Peter R. Breggin MD References: 1 https://scitechdaily.com/wonder-material-graphene-verified-safe-in-groundbreaking-human-study/ 2 Here is the actual Pfizer document that mentions graphene oxide on page 7: 125742_S1_M4_4.2.1-vr-vtr-10741.pdf (phmpt.org). Here is an article discussing it: FDA confirms Graphene Oxide is in the Covid-19 Vaccines | Principia Scientific Intl. (principia-scientific.com). One scientist has identified it in all 4 vaccines: Dr. Robert Young Finds Graphene Oxide in All Four Vaccines and Other Disturbing Ingredients | The Liberty Beacon. Also see: https://d6scj24zvfbbo.cloudfront.net/f70819d756ae5bccc8a997b74aa0253a/200000404-ccb3dccb40/Dr-CAMPRA_DETECTS_GRAPHENE_IN_COVID19_VACCINES.%20NotOnTheBeeb.co.uk.pdf?ph=995abaf71c 3 Andrews, J.P.M., Joshi, S.S., Tzolos, E. et al. First-in-human controlled inhalation of thin graphene oxide nanosheets to study acute cardiorespiratory responses. Nat. Nanotechnology. (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-023-01572-3. First-in-human controlled inhalation of thin graphene oxide nanosheets to study acute cardiorespiratory responses | Nature Nanotechnology 4 Ou, L., Song, B., Liang, H. et al. Toxicity of graphene-family nanoparticles: a general review of the origins and mechanisms. Part Fibre Toxicol 13, 57 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12989-016-0168-y https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013935124000100 5 Yadav S, Singh Raman AP, et al. An Update on Graphene Oxide: Applications and Toxicity. ACS Omega. 2022 Sep 28;7(40):35387-35445. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.2c03171. PMID: 36249372; PMCID: PMC9558614. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9558614/ 6 Evaluating the adverse effects and mechanisms of nanomaterial exposure on longevity of C. elegans: A literature meta-analysis and bioinformatics analysis of multi-transcriptome data – ScienceDirect 7 BREAKING: FDA confirms Graphene Oxide is in the mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines after being forced to publish Confidential Pfizer Documents by order of the US Federal Court – The Expose (expose-news.com) 8 Graphene oxide as novel vaccine adjuvant – ScienceDirect 9 FDA puts the brakes on J&J vaccine after 9th clotting death reported | Ars Technica 10 COVID Vaccine Data – OpenVAERS https://substack.com/home/post/p-142282349
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    SciTechDaily calls graphene oxide nanoparticles a “wonder material” that is now “verified safe” in humans by new research.1 It further declares graphene oxide is, in bold, “A revolutionary nanomaterial with huge potential to tackle multiple global challenges could be developed further without acute risk to human health, research suggests.”
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  • UN and WHO: Stooges of the global rapists of humanity...
    Neither a Communist nor a Capitalist strategy—it is the shared strategy of all tyrants and global predators.

    Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin
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    The World Health Organization (WHO) is conspiring with predatory capitalists, predatory progressives, and communists to dominate the world. This theme gets robustly hammered home by Dr. Peter Breggin on the Peter and Ginger Breggin episode of America Out Loud PULSE.


    Tedros, the Director-General of the WHO, is beholden to two camps–what we call the Western and the Eastern Global Empires. The Western globalists include nearly all the presidents, premiers, and assorted rulers of the Western nations as well as the European Union (EU); billionaires like Bill Gates and organizers of the wealthy like Klaus Schwab; the global bankers and the CEOs of the global industries, including big tech companies; our Department of Defense and the Deep State; and nearly all the influencers and leaders of our Western institutions from education to the media.

    The Eastern Global Empire is easier to describe. The Eastern globalists are dominated by the Chinese Communist Party, which is building deep political and economic ties with other nations, not only in their region but even inside the West and the United States. The Communists are closely involved with and dominate the United Nations and the WHO. At the same time, Bill Gates and other Western predators try to get a stronger foothold into these socialist/communist organizations.

    The above is my background briefing for an hour-long interview with James Roguski, which becomes more robust as it proceeds. It takes place on our radio show on America Out Loud-Pulse, and it is also heard on our Substack and many other platforms.

    James Roguski has been studying the WHO’s attempts to use treaty-like agreements and amendments to its International Health Regulations (IHR) to exploit and impose control over the nations of the world. His website is a tremendous source of information.

    Today, he and I have a major but invigorating disagreement about what to emphasize or focus on regarding the WHO’s attempt to rule the world. Roguski’s emphasis is on the “capitalist predators,” and he provides important information on how the new WHO scam aims to work with the global banks and our Department of Defense to organize the world markets around the next “pandemic” or other worldwide threat. The scam will drain money from the people of the West into the global military-industrial and pharmaceutical complex under the guise of getting more vaccines to the poor around the world.

    This is globalism at its most ferocious, and the global banks were actually organized from the start to act on these vile, self-serving principles. The international banks believe they are taking from the rich to give to the people of poor nations. In reality, they are draining money from the taxpayers of the West and laundering it so that it goes to the global predators. In this manner, the global predators continue their ongoing rape of 99.99% of America’s citizens through higher taxes and inflation while enslaving the poor nations with bank loans they cannot pay off, turning them into perpetual debtors. Along the way, the criminal leaders of many of these countries also grow wealthier and more powerful.

    Roguski focuses on the machinations of the “predator capitalists,” while I view it as neither capitalist nor communist, neither for the individual nor for the collective—but for global predators. Some masquerade as “good” Communists and some as “good” Capitalists, but in reality, they have no allegiance to anything other than their own ambitions to grow wealthier and more powerful, with the ultimate glory of dominating humanity with their often-mentioned new world governance.

    For example, in contrast to Western pseudo-capitalist predators like Bill Gates, the head of WHO, Tedros, is not a “capitalist predator.” He is a thoroughgoing lifetime Communist thug put into power by Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping, in turn, is the leader of the world’s largest organization of thugs, called the Chinese Communist Party. Tedros does nothing without Xi Jinping’s approval. As an aside, the other largest organization of global thugs is probably the global banking system.

    The current assault on humanity requires that the globalists, on their way to world domination, destroy the constitutional democracies, especially America, as the most powerful. The America First anti-globalist movement is the biggest threat to their power.

    The global predators are using the WHO to weaken the people of the West while draining their wealth even more into the coffers of the ongoing global empire and will use it to further enslave the poor nations. This is neither a Communist nor a Capitalist strategy—it is the shared strategy of all tyrants and global predators—take as much as possible for yourself while dominating everyone else.

    First published on AmericaOutLoud.news Feb 23, 2024

    Find us at X— formerly known as Twitter: @GingerBreggin @AmericanMD

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    UN and WHO: Stooges of the global rapists of humanity... Neither a Communist nor a Capitalist strategy—it is the shared strategy of all tyrants and global predators. Dr. Peter and Ginger Breggin Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS [see below for write up!] The World Health Organization (WHO) is conspiring with predatory capitalists, predatory progressives, and communists to dominate the world. This theme gets robustly hammered home by Dr. Peter Breggin on the Peter and Ginger Breggin episode of America Out Loud PULSE. Tedros, the Director-General of the WHO, is beholden to two camps–what we call the Western and the Eastern Global Empires. The Western globalists include nearly all the presidents, premiers, and assorted rulers of the Western nations as well as the European Union (EU); billionaires like Bill Gates and organizers of the wealthy like Klaus Schwab; the global bankers and the CEOs of the global industries, including big tech companies; our Department of Defense and the Deep State; and nearly all the influencers and leaders of our Western institutions from education to the media. The Eastern Global Empire is easier to describe. The Eastern globalists are dominated by the Chinese Communist Party, which is building deep political and economic ties with other nations, not only in their region but even inside the West and the United States. The Communists are closely involved with and dominate the United Nations and the WHO. At the same time, Bill Gates and other Western predators try to get a stronger foothold into these socialist/communist organizations. The above is my background briefing for an hour-long interview with James Roguski, which becomes more robust as it proceeds. It takes place on our radio show on America Out Loud-Pulse, and it is also heard on our Substack and many other platforms. James Roguski has been studying the WHO’s attempts to use treaty-like agreements and amendments to its International Health Regulations (IHR) to exploit and impose control over the nations of the world. His website is a tremendous source of information. Today, he and I have a major but invigorating disagreement about what to emphasize or focus on regarding the WHO’s attempt to rule the world. Roguski’s emphasis is on the “capitalist predators,” and he provides important information on how the new WHO scam aims to work with the global banks and our Department of Defense to organize the world markets around the next “pandemic” or other worldwide threat. The scam will drain money from the people of the West into the global military-industrial and pharmaceutical complex under the guise of getting more vaccines to the poor around the world. This is globalism at its most ferocious, and the global banks were actually organized from the start to act on these vile, self-serving principles. The international banks believe they are taking from the rich to give to the people of poor nations. In reality, they are draining money from the taxpayers of the West and laundering it so that it goes to the global predators. In this manner, the global predators continue their ongoing rape of 99.99% of America’s citizens through higher taxes and inflation while enslaving the poor nations with bank loans they cannot pay off, turning them into perpetual debtors. Along the way, the criminal leaders of many of these countries also grow wealthier and more powerful. Roguski focuses on the machinations of the “predator capitalists,” while I view it as neither capitalist nor communist, neither for the individual nor for the collective—but for global predators. Some masquerade as “good” Communists and some as “good” Capitalists, but in reality, they have no allegiance to anything other than their own ambitions to grow wealthier and more powerful, with the ultimate glory of dominating humanity with their often-mentioned new world governance. For example, in contrast to Western pseudo-capitalist predators like Bill Gates, the head of WHO, Tedros, is not a “capitalist predator.” He is a thoroughgoing lifetime Communist thug put into power by Xi Jinping. Xi Jinping, in turn, is the leader of the world’s largest organization of thugs, called the Chinese Communist Party. Tedros does nothing without Xi Jinping’s approval. As an aside, the other largest organization of global thugs is probably the global banking system. The current assault on humanity requires that the globalists, on their way to world domination, destroy the constitutional democracies, especially America, as the most powerful. The America First anti-globalist movement is the biggest threat to their power. The global predators are using the WHO to weaken the people of the West while draining their wealth even more into the coffers of the ongoing global empire and will use it to further enslave the poor nations. This is neither a Communist nor a Capitalist strategy—it is the shared strategy of all tyrants and global predators—take as much as possible for yourself while dominating everyone else. First published on AmericaOutLoud.news Feb 23, 2024 Find us at X— formerly known as Twitter: @GingerBreggin @AmericanMD Find us at our website: www.Breggin.com Find us at www.AmericaOutLoud.com Find us on Substack at: Breggin Alerts! Exposing Global Predators https://substack.com/home/post/p-142037762
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  • It's the reason I am proud that I have only girls...but those who don't understand (especially the traditionalists) may mock me, but what they don't realize is that as I pray for my daughters, I know from the sons I need will come,BUT MY GIRLS FIRST
    A newly married couple decided not to open the door for anyone, for a week.

    On the first day, the husband's father came home. But he decided not to Open the door because of their agreement.

    On the second day, the wife's father came. Though she had agreed not to open the door, but she found herself in tears when the dad kept knocking.

    "I can't do this to my father". She said and rushed to the door as she opened it.

    Years passed and the couple had three children. The first two were boys, and the third was a girl.

    On the birthday of their daughter, the husband threw a grand party.

    "Why such a party for our daughter and not for our sons?" The wife asked.

    The husband smiled and said,
    " Because one day, she will open the door for me ".

    A daughter is the most precious gift that a father can ever ask for. The reason why daughters love their dad the most is because, there is at least one man in the world who can never hurt her.

    The love between a father and daughter know no distance...

    Daughters are special...
    It's the reason I am proud that I have only girls...but those who don't understand (especially the traditionalists) may mock me, but what they don't realize is that as I pray for my daughters, I know from the sons I need will come,BUT MY GIRLS FIRST🥰 👇A newly married couple decided not to open the door for anyone, for a week. On the first day, the husband's father came home. But he decided not to Open the door because of their agreement. On the second day, the wife's father came. Though she had agreed not to open the door, but she found herself in tears when the dad kept knocking. "I can't do this to my father". She said and rushed to the door as she opened it. Years passed and the couple had three children. The first two were boys, and the third was a girl. On the birthday of their daughter, the husband threw a grand party. "Why such a party for our daughter and not for our sons?" The wife asked. The husband smiled and said, " Because one day, she will open the door for me ". A daughter is the most precious gift that a father can ever ask for. The reason why daughters love their dad the most is because, there is at least one man in the world who can never hurt her. The love between a father and daughter know no distance... Daughters are special...
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  • Israel attacks Gaza, Yemen, Lebanon with US, NATO weapons – Day 287
    [email protected] July 21, 2024 aid to Israel, biden withdrawal, houthis, icj ruling, israel lobby, lebanon attack, nato, palestinians at the olympics, polio, Sir Alan Duncan, West Bank, yemen attack
    Israel carries out major strikes on three regions in one day (collage)
    Baby born after mother killed in Gaza; Israeli raids in West Bank tripled; Palestinians at the Olympics; Israel gets weapons from countries that have officially halted arms sales; Israel bombs Lebanon, Yemen; Israel’s privileged soldiers will be vaccinated against polio, as Gazans remain at risk; Netanyahu’s intransigent response to ICJ; UK minister calls out pro-Israel lobby; how much aid has the US given Israel since October 7th?; Biden’s withdrawal may be linked to Netanyahu’s visit; Germany criticizes Israel’s opposition to Palestinian state; more.

    By IAK staff, from reports.

    AFP reports: A Gaza hospital said Saturday it saved a baby boy from his mother’s womb after she died from wounds sustained in an Israeli strike.

    Ola Adnan Harb al-Kurd, who was nine months pregnant, barely survived a punishing night of missile strikes that reportedly killed more than 24 people, including six members of the same family.

    Doctors were unable to save the mother, but quickly staged an emergency cesarean section “and extracted the fetus,” the surgeon told AFP.

    The newborn was initially in critical condition, but after receiving oxygen and medical attention was stabilized, said Raed al-Saudi, head of the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology department.

    He was placed in an incubator and transferred to Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah.

    Kurd was among three women and a child killed by an Israeli missile fired on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, according to a medical official at Al-Awda Hospital. Her husband was also wounded in the strike on the family home.

    Israel has not confirmed individual strikes, but a military statement said troops were “conducting targeted raids on terrorist infrastructure sites” in central Gaza.



    Gaza ministry warns residents of Israel’s safe passage hoax

    Israeli raids more than triple in occupied West Bank

    Al Jazeera’s Nour Odeh reports from Ramallah: The number of daily raids in the West Bank, whether at night or in the morning, has more than tripled in these past months. We’ve also seen an escalation in attacks by illegal Israeli settlers.

    Yesterday, as that ruling at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was being read against the Israeli occupation, settlers attacked Palestinians in the Nablus area in Huwara; they burned businesses and fields.

    Also in the South Hebron Hills, there was an attack by a group of Israeli settlers against a family. A woman, who was severely beaten, is now being treated in hospital.

    In all those attacks of Israeli settlers, the Israeli soldiers were close by defending the settlers and protecting them and barring the Palestinians from defending themselves, which is something again referenced by the judges at the ICJ in The Hague.

    Palestinians are winners by just being at Paris Games, say athletes

    Reuters reports: The presence of Palestinian athletes at the Paris Olympic Games is already a major victory for the team amid the conflict in the Middle East, they said on Saturday, less than a week before the start of the Olympics.

    The Palestinian team for the Games starting on Friday consists of six athletes who will be competing in boxing, judo, taekwondo, shooting and swimming, with slim hopes of a medal. “Whether a medal or not, we already win,” swimmer Yazan Al Bawwab told Reuters.

    “The fact that we’re here. The fact that people don’t want us to be here, they don’t want us to play sports. They don’t want us to exist.”

    “People don’t want Palestinians to exist. They look at the flag and they don’t want it. So to be here is a win,” said Al Bawwab, who will be the team’s flag bearer during the opening ceremony.

    Palestinian sports officials have said that since the start of the conflict in October 2023 more than 300 athletes, referees and sports officials have been killed and all sports facilities in Gaza demolished.

    “I said it before but I’m one of the luckiest people in the world,” swimmer Valerie Tarazi said. “I have the opportunity to compete for my country, to raise the flag for my country.”

    “My heart is with them. Every time I swim, every time I jump in the pool, I’m thinking about the people of Palestine, their struggles. And I just want to represent them in the best way possible.”

    Valerie Tarazi and Yazan al-Bawwab, swimmers for Palesitne in Paris Olympics
    Valerie Tarazi and Yazan al-Bawwab, swimmers for Palesitne in Paris Olympics (screengrab)
    Israeli official implies call for Olympics ban for athletes is ‘unsportsmanlike’

    Al Jazeera reports: An official with Israel’s Foreign Ministry has suggested that calls from the Palestine Olympic Committee (POC) for a ban on Israeli athletes participating in the Paris Olympics over the war on Gaza is unfair.

    POC has called for a ban on Israeli athletes at the games in Paris, which start on July 26, as they say some have failed to uphold the Olympic spirit.

    The POC cited examples including Israeli Olympians visiting troops and posting pictures of signed missiles used by Israel in its war on Gaza, in which about 39,000 people have been killed.

    “The reason why we’re doing this – for the human rights violations happening in Gaza, and the killings and murders of every single person,” said Nader Jayousi, the deputy secretary-general of the POC.

    European countries use 3rd-party countries to keep arming Israel: British journalist

    Andalou Agency reports: European countries continue providing weapons to Israel through third countries and secret deals, according to some media reports.

    Although countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and the UK have announced a halt to arms sales to Israel, international media reports suggest otherwise.

    The UK maintains that it has not directly supplied arms to Israel since Oct. 7 last year, which marks the beginning of Tel Aviv’s devastating Gaza offensive that has killed over 38,800 Palestinians. However, estimations suggest that private British companies have continued to sell Israel weapons.

    Italy, meanwhile, has reportedly halted arms supplies to Israel as required by law. But according to a report in business magazine Altreconomia, the country’s Customs Agency data confirmed that Rome exported arms and ammunition to Tel Aviv between December 2023 and January 2024.

    Despite Norwegian law prohibiting arms sales to any country at war, media reports have said Israel continues to procure weapons produced in a US subsidiary of a defense company in which Oslo has a 50% stake.

    While the Greek Cypriot administration appears on paper to be one of Tel Aviv’s smallest arms suppliers, it has been claimed that Western nations are using it as a military stockpile site for their own weapons destined for Israel.

    Media reports indicate that the British base in Southern Cyprus has facilitated more than 30 military transport flights delivering weapons and equipment to Israel since the attacks on Gaza began.

    British journalist Iain Overton told Anadolu that almost all European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK, have exported arms to Israel in the past, and many continue to do so today.

    Overton cited the example of the UK, which issued 100 export licenses for arms sales to Israel since Oct. 7, hiding this fact for months, only to later reveal the truth.

    He noted that many other European countries also sell arms to Israel, adding that this is often concealed from the public.

    (Read the full article here.)

    Relentless Israeli airstrikes cause widespread damage across Gaza.
    Relentless Israeli airstrikes cause widespread damage across Gaza. (photo)
    NATO/US Complicity in The Relentless Israeli Genocide of Gaza


    World Beyond War reports: According to NATO documents, NATO and Israel have worked together for almost 30 years, cooperating in science and technology, counter terrorism, civil preparedness, countering weapons of mass destruction and women, peace and security.

    To strengthen NATO naval interoperability NATO brought on Israel as a partner for its Operation Sea Guardian. Israel’s military medical academy now serves as a “unique asset” for NATO’s Partnership Training and Education Centers community.

    Israel is not officially integrated in NATO but is part of the Mediterranean Dialogue, a program sponsored by NATO in cooperation with seven countries of the Mediterranean.

    NATO’s long-standing working relationship with Israel has translated into NATO countries selling weapons to Israel and other countries buying weapons from Israel’s big weapons industry.

    Israel ranks 98th in world population, with a population of 9.4 million, only 0.11 percent of the world’s population, and ranks 154th of all countries in land mass. Despite its small population and land, a study by SIPRI ranks Israel as the world’s 15th top weapons importer, receiving 2.1 percent of all imports, according to globally available data from 2019-2023. Israel is the world’s 9th top weapons exporter, responsible for 2.4 percent of exports.

    With the exception of Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium, the remainder of the 32 NATO members continue to sell/send weapons to Israel as Israel conducts genocide operations on Palestinians in Gaza.

    All of the Israeli Air Force’s manned aircraft that are bombing people in Gaza are American-made, with the exception of one helicopter built by France’s Airbus Helicopters. Israel is the first international operator of the U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most technologically advanced fighter jet ever made, and had taken delivery of 36 of 75 F-35s by the end of 2023, paying for them with U.S. assistance.

    (Read the full article by Colonel (Ret) Ann Wright, here.)

    Israeli jets bomb Yemen city in response to Tel Aviv drone strike

    The Cradle reports: Israeli warplanes launched heavy raids on Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah on 20 July, targeting fuel depots and oil refineries as well as the province’s power station, according to reports in Saudi media and Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV.

    Local reports say the air raids left several dead and wounded. Videos shared on social media show massive fires blazing at the Port of Hodeidah.

    Nasr El-Din Amer, Vice President of the Ansarallah Media Authority, stressed on Saturday evening that the Israeli raids “will not change” Yemen’s steadfast support for the Palestinian resistance in Gaza.

    “We are also a people who, when targeted, do not retreat but instead increase in determination and conviction in the necessity of confrontation and response. We are Yemen, the land of faith, wisdom, jihad, and steadfastness.”

    Ansarallah spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam issued a similar statement, saying that by targeting civilian facilities, Israel “aims to double the suffering of the people and pressure Yemen to stop supporting Gaza. This is a dream that, Allah willing, will never come true.”

    Israel’s first-ever direct attack on Yemen comes one day after Sanaa launched an unprecedented drone strike on the city of Tel Aviv, bypassing all air defense systems before hitting a building near the US consulate.

    Hours after this attack, the Israeli prime minister said in a televised address that Israel will “defend ourselves by all means…I have a message for Israel’s enemies: Make no mistake. We will defend ourselves by all means, on all fronts. Anyone who harms us will pay a very heavy price for their aggression.”


    Israel strikes Hezbollah ammunition depot in south Lebanon, sources say

    Reuters reports: Israeli strikes late on Saturday targeted a depot storing ammunition belonging to Lebanese armed group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, three security sources told Reuters.

    The strikes on the town of Adloun, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Lebanon’s border with Israel, set off a string of loud explosions heard by witnesses across the south of Lebanon.

    At least four civilians in Adloun were wounded in the strikes, a medical source and a security source told Reuters.


    IDF to Vaccinate Israeli Soldiers Against Polio After Virus Found in Gaza Sewage

    Ha’aretz reports: The Israeli army will begin on Sunday to vaccinate against polio all soldiers operating in Gaza or due to enter there soon, after a high concentration of the virus was found in sewage in Gaza.

    The IDF stresses that the soldiers not make any use of the local Gazan water system, and that the army regularly brings in large quantities of water from Israel, including millions of bottles of water for drinking and bathing, and tons of ice, as well as field showers, soap and disinfectant wipes.

    Regarding a possible polio outbreak in Gaza, the IDF says that, according to the information it has, there is no confirmation of any clinical cases of the disease, but that there is real concern over a possible outbreak, especially given the conditions in Gaza.

    NOTE: Palestinians in Gaza have no choice but to use local water. An Oxfam report released July 18, Water War Crimes, reveals how Israel has been systematically weaponizing water against Palestinians in Gaza, showing disregard for human life and international law. 

    The report, finds that Israel’s cutting of external water supply, systematic destruction of water facilities and deliberate aid obstruction have reduced the amount of water available in Gaza by 94% to 4.74 liters a day per person – just under a third of the recommended minimum in emergencies and less than a single toilet flush.

    Israeli military attacks have damaged or destroyed five water and sanitation infrastructure sites every three days since the start of the war. 

    Israel has destroyed 70% of all sewage pumps and 100% of all wastewater treatment plants, as well as the main water quality testing laboratories in Gaza, and restricted the entry of Oxfam water testing equipment. 

    Gaza City has lost nearly all its water production capacity, with 88% of its water wells and 100% of its desalination plants damaged or destroyed. 

    The report also highlighted the dire impact of this extreme lack of clean water and sanitation on Palestinians’ health, with more than a quarter (26%) of Gaza’s population falling severely ill from easily preventable diseases. 

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    Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated)

    The polio virus has been detected in Gaza's sewage, which flows through areas with displaced persons and residential zones due to infrastructure destruction, and “represents a new health crisis.”
    The polio virus has been detected in Gaza’s sewage, which flows through areas with displaced persons and residential zones due to infrastructure destruction, and “represents a new health crisis.” (photo)
    Netanyahu filed draft decision rejecting ICJ’s advisory opinion –without consulting Israel’s AG

    Ha’aretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu filed on Sunday a draft decision that rejects the advisory opinion published by the International Court of Justice on Friday about the illegality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

    The draft was written without the collaboration of Israel’s Attorney General, Gali Baharav-Miara, and the legal opinion attached to it was written by Professor Talia Einhorn.

    “The people of Israel are not occupiers in their own land and in their eternal capital, Jerusalem!” the document reads, and “Israel rejects the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, that blatantly ignored the natural and historic right of the Jewish people over the state of Israel, that was recognized in International law.”

    The statement adds that the ICJ opinion ignores the right of Israeli citizens to settle in any parts of the land, “from accepted international legal principles regarding territories that did not have a foreign sovereign, and from Israel’s duty and right for self-defense and safe boundaries.”

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    Root out the ‘poison’ of the pro-Israel lobby, says former Tory minister cleared of anti-Semitism


    Middle East Monitor reports: A former Conservative minister and Foreign Office official has been cleared of anti-Semitism allegations following an internal party investigation. Following his exoneration, Sir Alan Duncan issued a stark warning to his party, asserting that if the Conservative Party hopes to recover from its huge defeat in the recent General Election, it must confront and address what he termed the “poison” in its midst.

    According to Duncan, this “poison” is the undue influence of pro-Israel lobbying groups, particularly the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), on party policy and decision-making. He argued that this influence has led to a distortion of UK foreign policy, prioritising Israeli interests over Britain’s, and has undermined the party’s integrity.

    Anti-Semitism allegations against Duncan — a major target of the pro-Israel lobby — stemmed from comments he made during an interview in which he took aim at the CFI over its influence on government policy and criticized senior Conservative figures for not acknowledging the illegality of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. “The Conservative Friends of Israel has been doing the bidding of Netanyahu,” Duncan told Ferrari, “bypassing all proper processes of government to exercise undue influence at the top of government.”

    He argued that “money, improper influence, and the promotion of Israeli interests above our own [British interests] have contributed to the destruction of the UK’s independent foreign policy.”

    Drawing on his experience in the Foreign Office, Duncan revealed that there is “a lot of deep concern amongst officials and ambassadors about this undue influence.”

    (Read the full article here.)

    NOTE: Actual antisemitism is not as prevalent as Israel partisans would like us to think. A large portion of what they call antisemitism is simply criticism of Israel, the self-proclaimed “Jewish State.” Most of the animosity Israel experiences is opposition to Zionism. Zionism is not a benign philosophy, but a racist ideology – the ideology under which Israel dispossessed 750,000 Palestinian people and exiled them to Gaza and other locations. The so-called “demonization” of Israel is in most cases a legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies of occupation, apartheid, and genocide, and other illegal practices.

    A few of the many children wounded by shrapnel – some also severely burned – in the course of Israel's now nine-month-long attack on Gaza. The weapons create small pieces of shrapnel that leave barely discernible entry wounds but create extensive destruction inside the body.
    A few of the many children wounded by shrapnel – some also severely burned – in the course of Israel’s now nine-month-long attack on Gaza. The weapons create small pieces of shrapnel that leave barely discernible entry wounds but create extensive destruction inside the body. (collage)
    Pakistan calls Netanyahu a ‘terrorist’

    Voice of America reports: Under pressure from right wing protesters, Pakistan’s government declared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a terrorist Friday, demanding the leader be brought to justice for alleged war crimes against Palestinians.

    The statement by Rana Sanaullah, adviser to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on political and public affairs, was part of a deal with a religious political party, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan or TLP, to end its days-long sit-in on a key road outside the capital.

    Thousands of TLP supporters rallied near the capital last Saturday to condemn Israeli strikes in Gaza. They demanded the government declare Netanyahu a terrorist, boycott Israeli products and send aid to Palestinians.

    How much aid has the US given to Israel since October 7th?

    Middle East Monitor reports: In the aftermath of the Hamas attack of 7 October, 2023, the Biden administration announced its support for Israel in the form of a $105 billion national security package, including military and humanitarian assistance for Israel and Ukraine.

    Of this $105 billion, $14.3 billion – as supplementary funding – was meant to provide security support to Israel, release hostages, provide humanitarian aid to Israel and Gaza and replenish Israel’s stockpile of interceptors for its Iron Dome missile defense system, artillery shells and other munitions.

    The assistance further included support for air and missile defense, investments in the industrial base and replenishment of US stocks to aid Israel. This aid is intended to improve Israel’s air and missile defence systems’ readiness and help procure and develop various missile defence components.

    Additionally, $3.7 billion in aid and assistance continued under the Ten-Year Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Israel, enhancing Israel’s military capabilities and security. In comparison, approximately $3.3 billion in aid is given to Israel every year to purchase arms from the US and Israeli companies.

    More recently, in April 2024, the Biden administration approved an additional $95 billion assistance package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. Of this package, $26 billion would go to Israel and $9.15 billion in humanitarian assistance to Gaza, the West Bank and Ukraine.

    POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 "I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict."
    POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 “I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict.” (photo)
    Biden may delay his withdrawal from presidential race until after Netanyahu’s speech in Congress: Report

    New York Times reports: While Mr. Biden and his team publicly insist that he is staying in the race, privately people close to him have said that he is increasingly accepting that he may not be able to, and some have begun discussing dates and venues for a possible announcement that he is stepping aside.

    One factor that may stretch out a decision: Advisers believe that Mr. Biden would not want to do it before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visits Washington on Wednesday at the initiative of Republicans to address Congress, unwilling to give the premier the satisfaction given their strained relations lately over the Gaza war.

    Germany: ‘Israel is isolating itself by refusing to establish Palestine state’


    Middle East Monitor reports: The German government expressed its deep concern about the Israeli Parliament’s refusal to establish a Palestinian state.

    A German Foreign Ministry spokesperson shared on Friday in Berlin: “The decision contradicts many UN Security Council resolutions. Israel is, therefore, distancing itself from the overwhelming majority of the international community and isolating itself. We all know that isolation is the enemy of any security.”

    The spokesperson said that although the resolution is non-binding, it: “Poses a setback to our efforts to achieve a balance between the legitimate security interests of Israel and the Palestinians’ right to self-determination,” adding that the German government believes that there is no alternative to a two-state solution that also protects the rights of the Palestinians. He noted that Israel’s long-term security can only be guaranteed through a two-state solution, adding: “Just like the Israelis, the Palestinians also have the right to live in security and dignity through their ability to determine their fate in a state of their own.”

    The majority of Knesset members voted on Thursday in favor of a resolution rejecting the establishment of a Palestinian state.

    Footage shared by local media shows the destruction caused by Israel’s attack on the Shati refugee camp where at least 24 Palestinians have been reported killed.
    Footage shared by local media shows the destruction caused by Israel’s attack on the Shati refugee camp where at least 24 Palestinians have been reported killed. (screenshot)
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    STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 20:

    Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 20: at least 39,497* (38,919 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.]

    This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths.

    Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza.

    Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza.

    At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank).
    At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**.
    About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced.
    2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.
    Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 20: at least 95,042 (including at least 89,622 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children).

    [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]
    Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 20: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured.

    Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%.

    NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers.

    *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.**

    Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals.

    † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics.

    Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here.

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    Israel attacks Gaza, Yemen, Lebanon with US, NATO weapons – Day 287 [email protected] July 21, 2024 aid to Israel, biden withdrawal, houthis, icj ruling, israel lobby, lebanon attack, nato, palestinians at the olympics, polio, Sir Alan Duncan, West Bank, yemen attack Israel carries out major strikes on three regions in one day (collage) Baby born after mother killed in Gaza; Israeli raids in West Bank tripled; Palestinians at the Olympics; Israel gets weapons from countries that have officially halted arms sales; Israel bombs Lebanon, Yemen; Israel’s privileged soldiers will be vaccinated against polio, as Gazans remain at risk; Netanyahu’s intransigent response to ICJ; UK minister calls out pro-Israel lobby; how much aid has the US given Israel since October 7th?; Biden’s withdrawal may be linked to Netanyahu’s visit; Germany criticizes Israel’s opposition to Palestinian state; more. By IAK staff, from reports. AFP reports: A Gaza hospital said Saturday it saved a baby boy from his mother’s womb after she died from wounds sustained in an Israeli strike. Ola Adnan Harb al-Kurd, who was nine months pregnant, barely survived a punishing night of missile strikes that reportedly killed more than 24 people, including six members of the same family. Doctors were unable to save the mother, but quickly staged an emergency cesarean section “and extracted the fetus,” the surgeon told AFP. The newborn was initially in critical condition, but after receiving oxygen and medical attention was stabilized, said Raed al-Saudi, head of the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology department. He was placed in an incubator and transferred to Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah. Kurd was among three women and a child killed by an Israeli missile fired on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, according to a medical official at Al-Awda Hospital. Her husband was also wounded in the strike on the family home. Israel has not confirmed individual strikes, but a military statement said troops were “conducting targeted raids on terrorist infrastructure sites” in central Gaza. Gaza ministry warns residents of Israel’s safe passage hoax Israeli raids more than triple in occupied West Bank Al Jazeera’s Nour Odeh reports from Ramallah: The number of daily raids in the West Bank, whether at night or in the morning, has more than tripled in these past months. We’ve also seen an escalation in attacks by illegal Israeli settlers. Yesterday, as that ruling at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was being read against the Israeli occupation, settlers attacked Palestinians in the Nablus area in Huwara; they burned businesses and fields. Also in the South Hebron Hills, there was an attack by a group of Israeli settlers against a family. A woman, who was severely beaten, is now being treated in hospital. In all those attacks of Israeli settlers, the Israeli soldiers were close by defending the settlers and protecting them and barring the Palestinians from defending themselves, which is something again referenced by the judges at the ICJ in The Hague. Palestinians are winners by just being at Paris Games, say athletes Reuters reports: The presence of Palestinian athletes at the Paris Olympic Games is already a major victory for the team amid the conflict in the Middle East, they said on Saturday, less than a week before the start of the Olympics. The Palestinian team for the Games starting on Friday consists of six athletes who will be competing in boxing, judo, taekwondo, shooting and swimming, with slim hopes of a medal. “Whether a medal or not, we already win,” swimmer Yazan Al Bawwab told Reuters. “The fact that we’re here. The fact that people don’t want us to be here, they don’t want us to play sports. They don’t want us to exist.” “People don’t want Palestinians to exist. They look at the flag and they don’t want it. So to be here is a win,” said Al Bawwab, who will be the team’s flag bearer during the opening ceremony. Palestinian sports officials have said that since the start of the conflict in October 2023 more than 300 athletes, referees and sports officials have been killed and all sports facilities in Gaza demolished. “I said it before but I’m one of the luckiest people in the world,” swimmer Valerie Tarazi said. “I have the opportunity to compete for my country, to raise the flag for my country.” “My heart is with them. Every time I swim, every time I jump in the pool, I’m thinking about the people of Palestine, their struggles. And I just want to represent them in the best way possible.” Valerie Tarazi and Yazan al-Bawwab, swimmers for Palesitne in Paris Olympics Valerie Tarazi and Yazan al-Bawwab, swimmers for Palesitne in Paris Olympics (screengrab) Israeli official implies call for Olympics ban for athletes is ‘unsportsmanlike’ Al Jazeera reports: An official with Israel’s Foreign Ministry has suggested that calls from the Palestine Olympic Committee (POC) for a ban on Israeli athletes participating in the Paris Olympics over the war on Gaza is unfair. POC has called for a ban on Israeli athletes at the games in Paris, which start on July 26, as they say some have failed to uphold the Olympic spirit. The POC cited examples including Israeli Olympians visiting troops and posting pictures of signed missiles used by Israel in its war on Gaza, in which about 39,000 people have been killed. “The reason why we’re doing this – for the human rights violations happening in Gaza, and the killings and murders of every single person,” said Nader Jayousi, the deputy secretary-general of the POC. European countries use 3rd-party countries to keep arming Israel: British journalist Andalou Agency reports: European countries continue providing weapons to Israel through third countries and secret deals, according to some media reports. Although countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and the UK have announced a halt to arms sales to Israel, international media reports suggest otherwise. The UK maintains that it has not directly supplied arms to Israel since Oct. 7 last year, which marks the beginning of Tel Aviv’s devastating Gaza offensive that has killed over 38,800 Palestinians. However, estimations suggest that private British companies have continued to sell Israel weapons. Italy, meanwhile, has reportedly halted arms supplies to Israel as required by law. But according to a report in business magazine Altreconomia, the country’s Customs Agency data confirmed that Rome exported arms and ammunition to Tel Aviv between December 2023 and January 2024. Despite Norwegian law prohibiting arms sales to any country at war, media reports have said Israel continues to procure weapons produced in a US subsidiary of a defense company in which Oslo has a 50% stake. While the Greek Cypriot administration appears on paper to be one of Tel Aviv’s smallest arms suppliers, it has been claimed that Western nations are using it as a military stockpile site for their own weapons destined for Israel. Media reports indicate that the British base in Southern Cyprus has facilitated more than 30 military transport flights delivering weapons and equipment to Israel since the attacks on Gaza began. British journalist Iain Overton told Anadolu that almost all European countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK, have exported arms to Israel in the past, and many continue to do so today. Overton cited the example of the UK, which issued 100 export licenses for arms sales to Israel since Oct. 7, hiding this fact for months, only to later reveal the truth. He noted that many other European countries also sell arms to Israel, adding that this is often concealed from the public. (Read the full article here.) Relentless Israeli airstrikes cause widespread damage across Gaza. Relentless Israeli airstrikes cause widespread damage across Gaza. (photo) NATO/US Complicity in The Relentless Israeli Genocide of Gaza World Beyond War reports: According to NATO documents, NATO and Israel have worked together for almost 30 years, cooperating in science and technology, counter terrorism, civil preparedness, countering weapons of mass destruction and women, peace and security. To strengthen NATO naval interoperability NATO brought on Israel as a partner for its Operation Sea Guardian. Israel’s military medical academy now serves as a “unique asset” for NATO’s Partnership Training and Education Centers community. Israel is not officially integrated in NATO but is part of the Mediterranean Dialogue, a program sponsored by NATO in cooperation with seven countries of the Mediterranean. NATO’s long-standing working relationship with Israel has translated into NATO countries selling weapons to Israel and other countries buying weapons from Israel’s big weapons industry. Israel ranks 98th in world population, with a population of 9.4 million, only 0.11 percent of the world’s population, and ranks 154th of all countries in land mass. Despite its small population and land, a study by SIPRI ranks Israel as the world’s 15th top weapons importer, receiving 2.1 percent of all imports, according to globally available data from 2019-2023. Israel is the world’s 9th top weapons exporter, responsible for 2.4 percent of exports. With the exception of Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium, the remainder of the 32 NATO members continue to sell/send weapons to Israel as Israel conducts genocide operations on Palestinians in Gaza. All of the Israeli Air Force’s manned aircraft that are bombing people in Gaza are American-made, with the exception of one helicopter built by France’s Airbus Helicopters. Israel is the first international operator of the U.S. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most technologically advanced fighter jet ever made, and had taken delivery of 36 of 75 F-35s by the end of 2023, paying for them with U.S. assistance. (Read the full article by Colonel (Ret) Ann Wright, here.) Israeli jets bomb Yemen city in response to Tel Aviv drone strike The Cradle reports: Israeli warplanes launched heavy raids on Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah on 20 July, targeting fuel depots and oil refineries as well as the province’s power station, according to reports in Saudi media and Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV. Local reports say the air raids left several dead and wounded. Videos shared on social media show massive fires blazing at the Port of Hodeidah. Nasr El-Din Amer, Vice President of the Ansarallah Media Authority, stressed on Saturday evening that the Israeli raids “will not change” Yemen’s steadfast support for the Palestinian resistance in Gaza. “We are also a people who, when targeted, do not retreat but instead increase in determination and conviction in the necessity of confrontation and response. We are Yemen, the land of faith, wisdom, jihad, and steadfastness.” Ansarallah spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam issued a similar statement, saying that by targeting civilian facilities, Israel “aims to double the suffering of the people and pressure Yemen to stop supporting Gaza. This is a dream that, Allah willing, will never come true.” Israel’s first-ever direct attack on Yemen comes one day after Sanaa launched an unprecedented drone strike on the city of Tel Aviv, bypassing all air defense systems before hitting a building near the US consulate. Hours after this attack, the Israeli prime minister said in a televised address that Israel will “defend ourselves by all means…I have a message for Israel’s enemies: Make no mistake. We will defend ourselves by all means, on all fronts. Anyone who harms us will pay a very heavy price for their aggression.” Israel strikes Hezbollah ammunition depot in south Lebanon, sources say Reuters reports: Israeli strikes late on Saturday targeted a depot storing ammunition belonging to Lebanese armed group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, three security sources told Reuters. The strikes on the town of Adloun, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Lebanon’s border with Israel, set off a string of loud explosions heard by witnesses across the south of Lebanon. At least four civilians in Adloun were wounded in the strikes, a medical source and a security source told Reuters. IDF to Vaccinate Israeli Soldiers Against Polio After Virus Found in Gaza Sewage Ha’aretz reports: The Israeli army will begin on Sunday to vaccinate against polio all soldiers operating in Gaza or due to enter there soon, after a high concentration of the virus was found in sewage in Gaza. The IDF stresses that the soldiers not make any use of the local Gazan water system, and that the army regularly brings in large quantities of water from Israel, including millions of bottles of water for drinking and bathing, and tons of ice, as well as field showers, soap and disinfectant wipes. Regarding a possible polio outbreak in Gaza, the IDF says that, according to the information it has, there is no confirmation of any clinical cases of the disease, but that there is real concern over a possible outbreak, especially given the conditions in Gaza. NOTE: Palestinians in Gaza have no choice but to use local water. An Oxfam report released July 18, Water War Crimes, reveals how Israel has been systematically weaponizing water against Palestinians in Gaza, showing disregard for human life and international law.  The report, finds that Israel’s cutting of external water supply, systematic destruction of water facilities and deliberate aid obstruction have reduced the amount of water available in Gaza by 94% to 4.74 liters a day per person – just under a third of the recommended minimum in emergencies and less than a single toilet flush. Israeli military attacks have damaged or destroyed five water and sanitation infrastructure sites every three days since the start of the war.  Israel has destroyed 70% of all sewage pumps and 100% of all wastewater treatment plants, as well as the main water quality testing laboratories in Gaza, and restricted the entry of Oxfam water testing equipment.  Gaza City has lost nearly all its water production capacity, with 88% of its water wells and 100% of its desalination plants damaged or destroyed.  The report also highlighted the dire impact of this extreme lack of clean water and sanitation on Palestinians’ health, with more than a quarter (26%) of Gaza’s population falling severely ill from easily preventable diseases.  RECOMMENDED READING: ‘Buying Our Own Stolen Water’ in Bethlehem – Scorching Summer Awaits Palestinians in the West Bank Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated) The polio virus has been detected in Gaza's sewage, which flows through areas with displaced persons and residential zones due to infrastructure destruction, and “represents a new health crisis.” The polio virus has been detected in Gaza’s sewage, which flows through areas with displaced persons and residential zones due to infrastructure destruction, and “represents a new health crisis.” (photo) Netanyahu filed draft decision rejecting ICJ’s advisory opinion –without consulting Israel’s AG Ha’aretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu filed on Sunday a draft decision that rejects the advisory opinion published by the International Court of Justice on Friday about the illegality of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. The draft was written without the collaboration of Israel’s Attorney General, Gali Baharav-Miara, and the legal opinion attached to it was written by Professor Talia Einhorn. “The people of Israel are not occupiers in their own land and in their eternal capital, Jerusalem!” the document reads, and “Israel rejects the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, that blatantly ignored the natural and historic right of the Jewish people over the state of Israel, that was recognized in International law.” The statement adds that the ICJ opinion ignores the right of Israeli citizens to settle in any parts of the land, “from accepted international legal principles regarding territories that did not have a foreign sovereign, and from Israel’s duty and right for self-defense and safe boundaries.” RECOMMENDED READING: Netanyahu purveyed a fictional history of Israel to Jordan Peterson Root out the ‘poison’ of the pro-Israel lobby, says former Tory minister cleared of anti-Semitism Middle East Monitor reports: A former Conservative minister and Foreign Office official has been cleared of anti-Semitism allegations following an internal party investigation. Following his exoneration, Sir Alan Duncan issued a stark warning to his party, asserting that if the Conservative Party hopes to recover from its huge defeat in the recent General Election, it must confront and address what he termed the “poison” in its midst. According to Duncan, this “poison” is the undue influence of pro-Israel lobbying groups, particularly the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), on party policy and decision-making. He argued that this influence has led to a distortion of UK foreign policy, prioritising Israeli interests over Britain’s, and has undermined the party’s integrity. Anti-Semitism allegations against Duncan — a major target of the pro-Israel lobby — stemmed from comments he made during an interview in which he took aim at the CFI over its influence on government policy and criticized senior Conservative figures for not acknowledging the illegality of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. “The Conservative Friends of Israel has been doing the bidding of Netanyahu,” Duncan told Ferrari, “bypassing all proper processes of government to exercise undue influence at the top of government.” He argued that “money, improper influence, and the promotion of Israeli interests above our own [British interests] have contributed to the destruction of the UK’s independent foreign policy.” Drawing on his experience in the Foreign Office, Duncan revealed that there is “a lot of deep concern amongst officials and ambassadors about this undue influence.” (Read the full article here.) NOTE: Actual antisemitism is not as prevalent as Israel partisans would like us to think. A large portion of what they call antisemitism is simply criticism of Israel, the self-proclaimed “Jewish State.” Most of the animosity Israel experiences is opposition to Zionism. Zionism is not a benign philosophy, but a racist ideology – the ideology under which Israel dispossessed 750,000 Palestinian people and exiled them to Gaza and other locations. The so-called “demonization” of Israel is in most cases a legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies of occupation, apartheid, and genocide, and other illegal practices. A few of the many children wounded by shrapnel – some also severely burned – in the course of Israel's now nine-month-long attack on Gaza. The weapons create small pieces of shrapnel that leave barely discernible entry wounds but create extensive destruction inside the body. A few of the many children wounded by shrapnel – some also severely burned – in the course of Israel’s now nine-month-long attack on Gaza. The weapons create small pieces of shrapnel that leave barely discernible entry wounds but create extensive destruction inside the body. (collage) Pakistan calls Netanyahu a ‘terrorist’ Voice of America reports: Under pressure from right wing protesters, Pakistan’s government declared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a terrorist Friday, demanding the leader be brought to justice for alleged war crimes against Palestinians. The statement by Rana Sanaullah, adviser to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on political and public affairs, was part of a deal with a religious political party, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan or TLP, to end its days-long sit-in on a key road outside the capital. Thousands of TLP supporters rallied near the capital last Saturday to condemn Israeli strikes in Gaza. They demanded the government declare Netanyahu a terrorist, boycott Israeli products and send aid to Palestinians. How much aid has the US given to Israel since October 7th? Middle East Monitor reports: In the aftermath of the Hamas attack of 7 October, 2023, the Biden administration announced its support for Israel in the form of a $105 billion national security package, including military and humanitarian assistance for Israel and Ukraine. Of this $105 billion, $14.3 billion – as supplementary funding – was meant to provide security support to Israel, release hostages, provide humanitarian aid to Israel and Gaza and replenish Israel’s stockpile of interceptors for its Iron Dome missile defense system, artillery shells and other munitions. The assistance further included support for air and missile defense, investments in the industrial base and replenishment of US stocks to aid Israel. This aid is intended to improve Israel’s air and missile defence systems’ readiness and help procure and develop various missile defence components. Additionally, $3.7 billion in aid and assistance continued under the Ten-Year Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Israel, enhancing Israel’s military capabilities and security. In comparison, approximately $3.3 billion in aid is given to Israel every year to purchase arms from the US and Israeli companies. More recently, in April 2024, the Biden administration approved an additional $95 billion assistance package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. Of this package, $26 billion would go to Israel and $9.15 billion in humanitarian assistance to Gaza, the West Bank and Ukraine. POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 "I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict." POTUS tweet, October 18, 2023 “I spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding the situation on the ground, security assistance and humanitarian needs, and information on unaccounted Americans. I asked tough questions as a friend of Israel. We will continue to deter any actor wanting to widen this conflict.” (photo) Biden may delay his withdrawal from presidential race until after Netanyahu’s speech in Congress: Report New York Times reports: While Mr. Biden and his team publicly insist that he is staying in the race, privately people close to him have said that he is increasingly accepting that he may not be able to, and some have begun discussing dates and venues for a possible announcement that he is stepping aside. One factor that may stretch out a decision: Advisers believe that Mr. Biden would not want to do it before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visits Washington on Wednesday at the initiative of Republicans to address Congress, unwilling to give the premier the satisfaction given their strained relations lately over the Gaza war. Germany: ‘Israel is isolating itself by refusing to establish Palestine state’ Middle East Monitor reports: The German government expressed its deep concern about the Israeli Parliament’s refusal to establish a Palestinian state. A German Foreign Ministry spokesperson shared on Friday in Berlin: “The decision contradicts many UN Security Council resolutions. Israel is, therefore, distancing itself from the overwhelming majority of the international community and isolating itself. We all know that isolation is the enemy of any security.” The spokesperson said that although the resolution is non-binding, it: “Poses a setback to our efforts to achieve a balance between the legitimate security interests of Israel and the Palestinians’ right to self-determination,” adding that the German government believes that there is no alternative to a two-state solution that also protects the rights of the Palestinians. He noted that Israel’s long-term security can only be guaranteed through a two-state solution, adding: “Just like the Israelis, the Palestinians also have the right to live in security and dignity through their ability to determine their fate in a state of their own.” The majority of Knesset members voted on Thursday in favor of a resolution rejecting the establishment of a Palestinian state. Footage shared by local media shows the destruction caused by Israel’s attack on the Shati refugee camp where at least 24 Palestinians have been reported killed. Footage shared by local media shows the destruction caused by Israel’s attack on the Shati refugee camp where at least 24 Palestinians have been reported killed. (screenshot) MORE NEWS: IMEMC Daily Reports. The Guardian: Slowly but surely, Israel tightens its grip on Gaza’s lifeline to Egypt Jacobin: Getting Rid of Netanyahu Is Not Enough – an interview with Gideon Levy STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 20: Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 20: at least 39,497* (38,919 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.] This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths. Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza. Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza. At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank). At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**. About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced. 2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 20: at least 95,042 (including at least 89,622 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.] Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 20: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured. Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%. NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers. *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.** Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals. † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics. Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here. https://israelpalestinenews.org/israel-attacks-gaza-yemen-lebanon-with-us-nato-weapons-day-287/
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  • Landmark ICJ ruling says world must act to end Israel’s illegal occupation
    Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 19 July 2024


    Nawaf Salam, president of the International Court of Justice, delivered a landmark advisory opinion on 19 July. (ICJ)
    In a landmark ruling announced on Friday, the International Court of Justice declared Israel’s continued presence in the West Bank and Gaza, occupied by its military and heavily colonized by its settlers since 1967, to be unlawful.


    The tribunal, which is composed of 15 judges and is also known as the World Court, stated that Israel is obliged to “bring an end to its unlawful presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” halt all new settlement activity and evacuate all settlers.
    Israel is also obliged to make reparations, the court declared, and other states and international organizations must not “recognize as legal” Israel’s presence in the occupied territory or render assistance in maintaining the occupation.


    The court confirmed that the obligation to affirmatively act to end the illegal occupation does not fall on Israel alone, but on all states.
    All countries around the world are “under an obligation not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by Israel’s illegal presence” in the occupied Palestinian territories, the judges stated in their ruling.

    States must ensure that “any impediment resulting from the illegal presence of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to the exercise of the Palestinian people of its right to self-determination is brought to an end,” the judges add, in what can be seen as an endorsement of international sanctions on Israel.

    Similarly, the judges stated, all countries that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention, which protects the rights of civilian populations under military occupation, “have the obligation … to ensure compliance by Israel with international humanitarian law as embodied in that convention.”

    The court added that the United Nations, especially the General Assembly and Security Council, “should consider the precise modalities and further action required to bring to an end as rapidly as possible the unlawful presence of the State of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory.”

    Long road to justice

    The court’s advisory opinion was rendered following a request by the General Assembly in late 2022 to determine the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.

    The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the court hears both legal disputes between states and considers requests for advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it within the UN system.

    The tribunal is separately considering a complaint initiated by South Africa alleging that Israel is perpetrating genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. The court found a plausible risk of genocide in an interim ruling handed down in late January.

    The International Court of Justice is independent and distinct from the International Criminal Court, which is also based in The Hague and opened an investigation into alleged war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza in March 2021.

    Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor at the time, identified Israel’s settlement enterprise in the West Bank as a primary focus of her investigation.

    But the court’s current prosecutor, Karim Khan, appears to have largely disregarded Bensouda’s work and has requested warrants for the arrest of the leadership of Israel and Hamas for alleged crimes perpetrated on and since 7 October 2023.

    Palestinians have long advocated for international institutions such as the United Nations to examine Israel’s system of repression as a whole, rather than treating its violations of Palestinian rights in a fragmented manner while ignoring the context of settler-colonialism in which they occur.

    Impunity

    Friday’s advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice is not the first time that the tribunal has weighed in on Israel’s occupation and annexation of Palestinian land.

    In July 2004, the court issued an advisory opinion determining that Israel’s construction of a wall in the occupied West Bank and its associated settlement regime violated international law.

    In the 2004 case, as in the new advisory opinion, the court held that Israel was obliged to “terminate its breaches of international law and to make reparation for all damage caused,” as the Palestinian human rights Al-Haq summarizes in a briefing paper published on the eve of Friday’s ruling. The court also maintained two decades ago that states were obliged “not to recognize the illegal situation” resulting from those violations.

    However, as Al-Haq observes, enforcement of the court’s 2004 advisory opinion “has been unacceptably weak, a situation which has greatly contributed to the environment of impunity in which Israel has accelerated and expanded its commission of abuses against Palestinians.”

    Ahead of the advisory opinion delivered on Friday, nearly 60 countries weighed in on the question of the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied Palestinian territory.

    “The overwhelming majority” of those interventions during the hearings “expressed the view that Israel’s occupation of Palestine is characterized by unlawful policies and practices,” Al-Haq states.

    The majority of the opinions presented before the court expressed the positions that Israel’s occupation violates the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination; that Israel practices apartheid or systematic racial discrimination in the West Bank and Gaza; and that “the occupation itself is illegal as a whole” and must end immediately, according to Al-Haq.

    Significantly, a handful of states, including the Netherlands and China, recognized “the legitimacy of armed struggle and the use of force to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination” in the context of liberation from colonial rule.

    Libya expressed the position that “it is a moral and legal obligation for third states to assist and support Palestinians in their legitimate struggle for liberation and independence,” as Al-Haq summarizes.

    “No more excuses”

    Following the announcement of the court’s opinion on Friday, Israel’s foreign ministry predictably rejected the opinion as “fundamentally wrong” and biased, while Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, said that “the Jewish nation cannot be an occupier in its own land.”

    Bezalel Smotrich, Israel’s far-right finance minister, issued a call to formally annex the West Bank in response to the court.

    By contrast, the Palestinian mission to the UN as well as human rights and advocacy groups celebrated the ruling.

    Al Mezan, a human rights group based in Gaza, stated that it “sets clear legal obligations for third states and international organizations, and we demand full compliance.”

    The group noted that the court backed its position that “Israel’s effective control over Gaza meets the definition of belligerent occupation, imposing obligations on Israel … with regards to the over two million Palestinians living there.”

    Al-Haq, which is based in the West Bank, said that the new advisory opinion “is a first step towards rectifying the generational harm of Israel’s illegal occupation, ongoing Nakba, settler-colonialism and apartheid to the Palestinian people, which must be ended, and all Israeli discriminatory measures and legislation repealed.”

    The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) said that the ruling “demands imposing immediate targeted sanctions on Israel, starting with a comprehensive military embargo.”

    B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, reacted to the court ruling by stating “no more excuses. The international community must force Israel to end the occupation.”

    Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, likewise said it was a “historic day for international justice and the decolonization of Palestine.”

    ICJ rejects Oslo cover

    The advisory opinion clearly establishes the illegality of Israel’s occupation of the territories occupied since 1967 and reaffirms the illegality of the acquisition of territory by force.

    It also affirms that the Oslo accords signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the mid-1990s do not relieve Israel of its legal obligations.

    The bilateral negotiations initiated with the Oslo accords have been “non-existent for more than 10 years,” as Judge Nawaf Salam, the Lebanese president of the International Court of Justice, observes in his declaration appended to the advisory opinion.

    Yet the framework of bilateral negotiations, however long dead, have been used by Israel’s allies, principally the US and European states, as a pretext to preserve the situation of impunity and treat Palestinian rights as subject to negotiation – a situation that the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani presciently described in 1970 as “a conversation between the sword and the neck.”

    Indeed, Israel in its intervention to the International Court of Justice said that an advisory opinion would be “harmful” to the peace process, while the US urged the court to avoid issuing a decision that could undermine negotiations toward a two-state solution.

    Diana Buttu, a lawyer and former negotiator with the Palestine Liberation Organization, said that one of the big takeaways of the court ruling is “that it puts to rest the idea that Palestinians must negotiate an end to Israel’s military rule.”

    “No land swaps; no accommodating settlers; no ‘generous offers’ because it isn’t Israel’s land to be generous with,” Buttu added.



    This finding is particularly important as Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to impose a similar framework in the context of Gaza, forcing Palestinians to “negotiate” an end to Israel’s American-backed genocide.
    “Scarce” victory

    Yet the ruling may be viewed as legitimizing the violent usurpation of Palestinian land for the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 – the ongoing injustice from which the 1967 occupation stems.

    By limiting the scope of the advisory opinion to the question of the occupation since 1967, the General Assembly would seem to be normalizing the theft and colonization of Palestinian land in 1948, for which the UN paved the way through its inherently unjust 1947 partition plan.

    In his declaration, President Salam points out that the failure of Israel to respect the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination “dates back to 1948 and not 1967,” as the General Assembly acknowledged in Resolution 32/20, adopted in 1977.

    But Friday’s watershed advisory opinion – an “earthquake,” according to international lawyer Michael Sfard – provides more legal levers for those defending Palestinian rights today, according to Alonso Gurmendi, a lecturer in international law at King’s College London.

    “Do not discount the power of authoritative statements in the formation of world order,” Gurmendi stated. “Especially when world order is already changing so fundamentally.”

    “Celebrate victories, they are few and scarce,” he added.

    And while nothing may seem changed tomorrow, expect third states to “reconsider the nature of their relations with Israel” – commercial, military, economic and diplomatic – in the coming weeks and months, Sfard stated.

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    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/landmark-icj-ruling-says-world-must-act-end-israels-illegal-occupation
    Landmark ICJ ruling says world must act to end Israel’s illegal occupation Maureen Clare Murphy Rights and Accountability 19 July 2024 Nawaf Salam, president of the International Court of Justice, delivered a landmark advisory opinion on 19 July. (ICJ) In a landmark ruling announced on Friday, the International Court of Justice declared Israel’s continued presence in the West Bank and Gaza, occupied by its military and heavily colonized by its settlers since 1967, to be unlawful. The tribunal, which is composed of 15 judges and is also known as the World Court, stated that Israel is obliged to “bring an end to its unlawful presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” halt all new settlement activity and evacuate all settlers. Israel is also obliged to make reparations, the court declared, and other states and international organizations must not “recognize as legal” Israel’s presence in the occupied territory or render assistance in maintaining the occupation. The court confirmed that the obligation to affirmatively act to end the illegal occupation does not fall on Israel alone, but on all states. All countries around the world are “under an obligation not to render aid or assistance in maintaining the situation created by Israel’s illegal presence” in the occupied Palestinian territories, the judges stated in their ruling. States must ensure that “any impediment resulting from the illegal presence of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to the exercise of the Palestinian people of its right to self-determination is brought to an end,” the judges add, in what can be seen as an endorsement of international sanctions on Israel. Similarly, the judges stated, all countries that have signed the Fourth Geneva Convention, which protects the rights of civilian populations under military occupation, “have the obligation … to ensure compliance by Israel with international humanitarian law as embodied in that convention.” The court added that the United Nations, especially the General Assembly and Security Council, “should consider the precise modalities and further action required to bring to an end as rapidly as possible the unlawful presence of the State of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory.” Long road to justice The court’s advisory opinion was rendered following a request by the General Assembly in late 2022 to determine the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the court hears both legal disputes between states and considers requests for advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it within the UN system. The tribunal is separately considering a complaint initiated by South Africa alleging that Israel is perpetrating genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. The court found a plausible risk of genocide in an interim ruling handed down in late January. The International Court of Justice is independent and distinct from the International Criminal Court, which is also based in The Hague and opened an investigation into alleged war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza in March 2021. Fatou Bensouda, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor at the time, identified Israel’s settlement enterprise in the West Bank as a primary focus of her investigation. But the court’s current prosecutor, Karim Khan, appears to have largely disregarded Bensouda’s work and has requested warrants for the arrest of the leadership of Israel and Hamas for alleged crimes perpetrated on and since 7 October 2023. Palestinians have long advocated for international institutions such as the United Nations to examine Israel’s system of repression as a whole, rather than treating its violations of Palestinian rights in a fragmented manner while ignoring the context of settler-colonialism in which they occur. Impunity Friday’s advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice is not the first time that the tribunal has weighed in on Israel’s occupation and annexation of Palestinian land. In July 2004, the court issued an advisory opinion determining that Israel’s construction of a wall in the occupied West Bank and its associated settlement regime violated international law. In the 2004 case, as in the new advisory opinion, the court held that Israel was obliged to “terminate its breaches of international law and to make reparation for all damage caused,” as the Palestinian human rights Al-Haq summarizes in a briefing paper published on the eve of Friday’s ruling. The court also maintained two decades ago that states were obliged “not to recognize the illegal situation” resulting from those violations. However, as Al-Haq observes, enforcement of the court’s 2004 advisory opinion “has been unacceptably weak, a situation which has greatly contributed to the environment of impunity in which Israel has accelerated and expanded its commission of abuses against Palestinians.” Ahead of the advisory opinion delivered on Friday, nearly 60 countries weighed in on the question of the legal consequences arising from Israel’s continued presence in the occupied Palestinian territory. “The overwhelming majority” of those interventions during the hearings “expressed the view that Israel’s occupation of Palestine is characterized by unlawful policies and practices,” Al-Haq states. The majority of the opinions presented before the court expressed the positions that Israel’s occupation violates the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination; that Israel practices apartheid or systematic racial discrimination in the West Bank and Gaza; and that “the occupation itself is illegal as a whole” and must end immediately, according to Al-Haq. Significantly, a handful of states, including the Netherlands and China, recognized “the legitimacy of armed struggle and the use of force to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination” in the context of liberation from colonial rule. Libya expressed the position that “it is a moral and legal obligation for third states to assist and support Palestinians in their legitimate struggle for liberation and independence,” as Al-Haq summarizes. “No more excuses” Following the announcement of the court’s opinion on Friday, Israel’s foreign ministry predictably rejected the opinion as “fundamentally wrong” and biased, while Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, said that “the Jewish nation cannot be an occupier in its own land.” Bezalel Smotrich, Israel’s far-right finance minister, issued a call to formally annex the West Bank in response to the court. By contrast, the Palestinian mission to the UN as well as human rights and advocacy groups celebrated the ruling. Al Mezan, a human rights group based in Gaza, stated that it “sets clear legal obligations for third states and international organizations, and we demand full compliance.” The group noted that the court backed its position that “Israel’s effective control over Gaza meets the definition of belligerent occupation, imposing obligations on Israel … with regards to the over two million Palestinians living there.” Al-Haq, which is based in the West Bank, said that the new advisory opinion “is a first step towards rectifying the generational harm of Israel’s illegal occupation, ongoing Nakba, settler-colonialism and apartheid to the Palestinian people, which must be ended, and all Israeli discriminatory measures and legislation repealed.” The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) said that the ruling “demands imposing immediate targeted sanctions on Israel, starting with a comprehensive military embargo.” B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, reacted to the court ruling by stating “no more excuses. The international community must force Israel to end the occupation.” Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, likewise said it was a “historic day for international justice and the decolonization of Palestine.” ICJ rejects Oslo cover The advisory opinion clearly establishes the illegality of Israel’s occupation of the territories occupied since 1967 and reaffirms the illegality of the acquisition of territory by force. It also affirms that the Oslo accords signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in the mid-1990s do not relieve Israel of its legal obligations. The bilateral negotiations initiated with the Oslo accords have been “non-existent for more than 10 years,” as Judge Nawaf Salam, the Lebanese president of the International Court of Justice, observes in his declaration appended to the advisory opinion. Yet the framework of bilateral negotiations, however long dead, have been used by Israel’s allies, principally the US and European states, as a pretext to preserve the situation of impunity and treat Palestinian rights as subject to negotiation – a situation that the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani presciently described in 1970 as “a conversation between the sword and the neck.” Indeed, Israel in its intervention to the International Court of Justice said that an advisory opinion would be “harmful” to the peace process, while the US urged the court to avoid issuing a decision that could undermine negotiations toward a two-state solution. Diana Buttu, a lawyer and former negotiator with the Palestine Liberation Organization, said that one of the big takeaways of the court ruling is “that it puts to rest the idea that Palestinians must negotiate an end to Israel’s military rule.” “No land swaps; no accommodating settlers; no ‘generous offers’ because it isn’t Israel’s land to be generous with,” Buttu added. This finding is particularly important as Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to impose a similar framework in the context of Gaza, forcing Palestinians to “negotiate” an end to Israel’s American-backed genocide. “Scarce” victory Yet the ruling may be viewed as legitimizing the violent usurpation of Palestinian land for the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 – the ongoing injustice from which the 1967 occupation stems. By limiting the scope of the advisory opinion to the question of the occupation since 1967, the General Assembly would seem to be normalizing the theft and colonization of Palestinian land in 1948, for which the UN paved the way through its inherently unjust 1947 partition plan. In his declaration, President Salam points out that the failure of Israel to respect the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination “dates back to 1948 and not 1967,” as the General Assembly acknowledged in Resolution 32/20, adopted in 1977. But Friday’s watershed advisory opinion – an “earthquake,” according to international lawyer Michael Sfard – provides more legal levers for those defending Palestinian rights today, according to Alonso Gurmendi, a lecturer in international law at King’s College London. “Do not discount the power of authoritative statements in the formation of world order,” Gurmendi stated. “Especially when world order is already changing so fundamentally.” “Celebrate victories, they are few and scarce,” he added. And while nothing may seem changed tomorrow, expect third states to “reconsider the nature of their relations with Israel” – commercial, military, economic and diplomatic – in the coming weeks and months, Sfard stated. International Court of Justice Al-Haq Al Mezan Oslo accords Nawaf Salam Diana Buttu Alonso Gurmendi https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/landmark-icj-ruling-says-world-must-act-end-israels-illegal-occupation
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  • ICJ ruling offers some vindication after 76 years of Palestinian struggle; Israeli strikes keep killing Gazans – Day 286
    [email protected] July 20, 2024 Christina Assi, eilat port, genocide, hind rajab, houthis, icj, illegal occupation, international law, netanyahu congress, recognition of israel, reparations, tel aviv attack, unseat israel, west bank deaths
    The International Court of Justice says Israel's ongoing presence in Occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and violates international law. Judges determined Israel is obligated to end its unlawful presence as quickly as possible and must stop all new settlement activity. (photo)
    Int’l Court of Justice deals a severe blow to Israel; at least 50 killed in Gaza; Israel’s killing of Hind Rajab a war crime; West Bank deaths; Yemeni drone hits Tel Aviv; Eilat Port in Israel declares bankruptcy; calls for Israel to be “unseated” from UN; 200 Congress staffers call for boycott of Netanyahu’s Congress speech; Calls to investigate Israel for genocide; more.

    By IAK staff, from reports.

    Israel should evacuate settlements, pay reparations, ICJ says


    Washington Post reports: The International Court of Justice, the top judicial arm of the United Nations, said Friday that Israel should end its occupation of Palestinian territory, evacuate existing settlements, stop building new ones and pay reparations to Palestinians who have lost land and property.

    In a sweeping 83-page legal opinion, the court, based in The Hague, said Israel is responsible for “systematic discrimination” against Palestinians based on race or ethnicity, has breached the right of Palestinians to self-determination and has effectively annexed large swaths of land.

    “Israel has an obligation to bring an end to its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” Nawaf Salam, the court’s president, said from the bench Friday. He added that the court considers Israel’s continued presence illegal and a “wrongful act.”

    The searing advisory opinion is nonbinding but still holds legal weight and could have broader consequences in the international arena, including in trade and diplomacy. The court said member states should not recognize as legal the situation arising from Israel’s presence in occupied territory, nor should they render aid or assistance in maintaining it.

    The key points in the ICJ’s opinion

    Israel’s ongoing presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is deemed illegal.

    Israel must end its presence in the occupied territories as soon as possible.

    Israel should immediately cease settlement expansion and evacuate all settlers from the occupied areas.

    Israel is required to make reparations for the damage caused to the local and lawful population in the Palestinian territories.

    The international community and organizations have a duty not to recognize the Israeli presence in the territories as legal and to avoid supporting its maintenance.

    The UN should consider what actions are necessary to end the Israeli presence in the territories as soon as possible.



    At least 50 killed across Gaza over last day

    Al Jazeera reports: As the world responded to a landmark ICJ ruling declaring Israel’s occupation of the West Bank in violation of international law, Israeli forces continued attacks across Gaza.

    At least 24 people were killed in attacks in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, according to local authorities.

    Other killings included three people in an Israeli raid on a house south of Khan Younis and another Palestinian killed north of Nuseirat. Attacks were also reported in Deir el-Balah.

    Video shows strike near Civil Defense, journalists in az-Zawayda

    Al Jazeera reports: A video, which has been verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad unit, shows a man wearing a “press” vest standing next to a member of the Civil Defence with a fire hose over his shoulder in the central Gaza area.

    An Israeli strike then hits just metres (yards) away as the men dive for cover.

    In a post on Instagram, the man who took the video, activist Saleh Aljafarawi, said the Israeli attack “deliberately targets the place where the ambulance crews, Civil Defence and press crews are located”.

    Gaza’s Government Media Office said on Wednesday that 160 journalists and 79 members of the Civil Defence have been killed since the war began.

    Gaza: Killing of Hind Rajab and her family – a war crime

    OHCHR reports: The killing of five-year old Hind Rajab, her family and two paramedics may amount to a war crime, independent experts warned Friday.

    “The brutality of these killings seem to illustrate how reckless the army has been in its Gaza campaign: all instances of extrajudicial killing must be duly investigated and accounted for,” the experts said.

    “These killings are not isolated cases,” the experts said. “We are extremely troubled by the pattern of apparent indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civillians in Gaza, including on locations used for humanitarian assistance or to shelter IDPs,” they said.

    “The firing of heavy-calibre projectiles at a humanitarian zone near an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza, killing 22 displaced civilians, and most recently the attacks on IDP tents in Al Mawasi area, on Ash Shati’ Refugee Camp, and on the UNRWA Abu Oreiban school sheltering IDPs, among others, killing nearly 320 Palestinians, half of them women and children, have reinforced the fact that there is no safe place in Gaza” the experts said.

    “Such attacks amount to grave violations of international humanitarian law, must be promptly and reliably investigated, and should be severely punished.

    “The willful or indiscriminate killing of protected persons, including civilians, medical personnel and humanitarian workers, amount to war crimes, and if systematic, crimes against humanity, and should be prevented at all costs,” the experts warned. “We remain deeply troubled by the total impunity and apparent lack of investigations, and prevention of these crimes. This is all the more worrisome in the context of the recent order from the International Court of Justice for Israel to take immediate measures to protect Gaza’s population from the risk of genocide,” the experts said.

    RECOMMENDED READING: You need to meet this little girl named Hind

    West Bank: Israeli forces kill 20 year old; 22 year old dies of injuries

    IMEMC reports: Israeli forces shot and killed Palestinian Ibrahim Hamza Zaqaqiq, age 20 on Friday night, in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron.

    Israeli soldiers reportedly fired live rounds, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades at citizens, shooting Zaqaqiq in the head with a live round, causing serious injuries; he was transported to Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, where he later died.

    WAFA reports: Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, north of the West Bank, announced this evening the passing of 22-year-old Yaman Ahmed Asfour, who succumbed to injuries sustained from Israeli army gunfire in January.

    The medical staff worked tirelessly to save his life, but his condition remained critical until his passing earlier today.

    Israeli forces, and in some cases settlers, have killed over 570 Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7th, with near total impunity.
    Israeli forces, and in some cases settlers, have killed over 570 Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7th, with near total impunity. (photo)
    PIJ, Hamas call on PLO to ‘withdraw recognition’ of Israel

    The Cradle reports: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement called in a joint statement on 19 July for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to drop its recognition of Israel.

    The statement called on the PLO and its affiliated legislative body, the Palestinian Authority (PA), to “withdraw its recognition of the Zionist entity, in response to the Knesset’s decision not to recognize a Palestinian state.”

    Yemen declares Tel Aviv ‘unsafe zone’ after successful drone attack

    The Cradle reports: The Yemeni Armed Forces has claimed responsibility for a deadly drone attack that hit the Israeli city of Tel Aviv during the early hours of 19 July, killing at least one and injuring several others.

    The drone did not set off any alarms as it entered Israeli airspace from the south before hitting a building near the US consulate.

    The Yemeni drone also bypassed US warships.

    The Armed Forces of Yemen’s Sanaa government reportedly has a “very large” stock of this type of drone.

    The Yemeni Houthis’ attacks target ships linked to Israel, the United States or Britain, as part of the rebels’ support for Gaza

    RECOMMENDED READING: Houthi drone strikes Tel Aviv: How significant is the attack?

    A view of the destruction following an explosion caused by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack near the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19, 2024
    A view of the destruction following an explosion caused by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack near the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19, 2024 (photo)
    Israel’s Eilat Port declares bankruptcy

    Middle East Monitor reports: The Israeli port of Eilat officially declared its bankruptcy, after eight months of complete paralysis of commercial activity and its cessation of receiving ships and containers, especially coming from the Asian countries’ markets, carrying with them the needs of the economy and its industrial sector.

    The reason for this was the successive attacks launched by the Yemeni Houthi group on Israeli ships in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea, as well as the targeting of ships from countries supporting the Occupation in the genocidal war it is waging against the people of Gaza, most notably American and British ships.

    According to the World Cargo website that reports global shipping news, the port of Eilat has officially declared bankruptcy due to the lack of commercial activity.

    Special rapporteur supports call for Israel’s ‘unseating’ from UN

    Francesca Albanese, the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, has added her voice to a call for Israel to be unseated from the United Nations.

    Reposting an earlier call on social media for the “unseating” of Israel by the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Albanese said it was “time” to remove Israel from the world body.

    The UN rapporteur on housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, said on Tuesday that it was “high time” to take action as Israel continued its “criminal attacks” on the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza “without any consequences”.

    Israel should be unseated “from the UN, as was done with apartheid South Africa”, Rajagopal said in a post on social media.


    Over 200 congressional staffers sign letter protesting Netanyahu address

    The Hill reports: More than 200 anonymous staff members across 122 Democratic and Republican congressional offices signed a letter this week calling for Congress to protest or boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech next week on Capitol Hill, citing concerns about the ongoing war in Gaza.

    The letter, organized by the Congressional Progressive Staff Association and signed by 230 House and Senate staffers, said speaking out against Netanyahu’s July 24 joint address to Congress was an “issue of morality” and not politics.

    “Citizens, students, and lawmakers across the country and the world have spoken out against the actions of Mr. Netanyahu in his War on Gaza,” the letter reads. “Israelis have been protesting in the streets for months, decrying his failure to negotiate a ceasefire and release of hostages. We hope you will join your fellow Members of Congress in protest at his speech or in refusing to attend it.”

    Rights Group Urges DOJ to Investigate US-Bound Netanyahu for Genocide

    Common Dreams reports: As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to visit Washington, D.C. next week, an American legal group on Friday pressured the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into him and other officials for committing or authorizing genocide, war crimes, and torture targeting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    “We believe ample credible evidence exists to sufficiently establish that serious crimes falling within U.S. criminal jurisdiction are systematically being perpetrated in Gaza,” says the Center for Constitutional Rights’ (CCR) 23-page letter to Hope Olds, who leads the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) of the DOJ’s Criminal Division.

    “Given the frequent travel of Israeli officials and citizens to the United States resulting in their presence within U.S. jurisdiction, and recalling that HRSP is part of a coordinated, interagency effort to deny safe haven in the United States to human rights violators,” the letter states, “the Department of Justice must urgently investigate and hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and other serious crimes being committed on a wide-scale basis in the occupied Gaza Strip, including potentially U.S. and U.S.-dual citizens.”

    (Read the full article here.)



    MENA sports headlines:

    Belgium and Italy refuse to host Israel match over Gaza war

    The Belgian Football Federation (RBFA) said it would not host a Nations League match against Israel on 6 September as the event was likely to spark demonstrations.

    The city of Brussels said last month that the match would not be played at the King Baudouin stadium as authorities had deemed it “impossible to organize this very high-risk match” in the city due to tensions linked to Israel’s war on Gaza.

    Other Belgian cities also refused to host the match.

    Similarly in Italy, a northeastern city has refused to host the Israeli national team for a Nations League game in October.

    “Hosting such a match at a time when Israel is a country at war carries risks of causing divisions and social problems […],” the mayor said. “We refuse to associate the name of our city with this match”.

    Lebanese journalist who survived Israeli strike to carry Olympics flame

    Lebanese photojournalist Christina Assi who was severely wounded by an Israeli strike in southern Lebanon last October while on assignment, is set to carry the Olympic Flame on Sunday, 21 July, in Vincennes, France.

    The AFP photographer made the announcement on her Instagram page on Wednesday, which she described as a tribute to journalists who had lost their lives while doing their job.

    Assi, 29, was struck by an Israeli shell on 13 October 2023 while reporting on cross-border attacks from southern Lebanon, and has since had her right leg amputated.

    “When AFP was asked to carry the Olympic Flame, we thought of Christina, whose courage and tenacity are admired by everyone at the Agency. Having her carry this symbol of peace sends a powerful message for her and for all journalists affected in the line of duty,” said Pierre Galy, AFP’s head of sport.

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    STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 19:

    Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 19: at least 39,497* (38,919 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.]

    This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths.

    Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza.

    Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza.

    At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank).
    At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**.
    About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced.
    2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.
    Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 19: at least 95,042 (including at least 89,622 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children).

    [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.]
    Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 19: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured.

    Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%.

    NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers.

    *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.**

    Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals.

    † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics.

    Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here.

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    https://israelpalestinenews.org/icj-ruling-offers-some-vindication-after-76-years-of-palestinian-struggle-israeli-strikes-keep-killing-gazans-day-286/
    ICJ ruling offers some vindication after 76 years of Palestinian struggle; Israeli strikes keep killing Gazans – Day 286 [email protected] July 20, 2024 Christina Assi, eilat port, genocide, hind rajab, houthis, icj, illegal occupation, international law, netanyahu congress, recognition of israel, reparations, tel aviv attack, unseat israel, west bank deaths The International Court of Justice says Israel's ongoing presence in Occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and violates international law. Judges determined Israel is obligated to end its unlawful presence as quickly as possible and must stop all new settlement activity. (photo) Int’l Court of Justice deals a severe blow to Israel; at least 50 killed in Gaza; Israel’s killing of Hind Rajab a war crime; West Bank deaths; Yemeni drone hits Tel Aviv; Eilat Port in Israel declares bankruptcy; calls for Israel to be “unseated” from UN; 200 Congress staffers call for boycott of Netanyahu’s Congress speech; Calls to investigate Israel for genocide; more. By IAK staff, from reports. Israel should evacuate settlements, pay reparations, ICJ says Washington Post reports: The International Court of Justice, the top judicial arm of the United Nations, said Friday that Israel should end its occupation of Palestinian territory, evacuate existing settlements, stop building new ones and pay reparations to Palestinians who have lost land and property. In a sweeping 83-page legal opinion, the court, based in The Hague, said Israel is responsible for “systematic discrimination” against Palestinians based on race or ethnicity, has breached the right of Palestinians to self-determination and has effectively annexed large swaths of land. “Israel has an obligation to bring an end to its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory as rapidly as possible,” Nawaf Salam, the court’s president, said from the bench Friday. He added that the court considers Israel’s continued presence illegal and a “wrongful act.” The searing advisory opinion is nonbinding but still holds legal weight and could have broader consequences in the international arena, including in trade and diplomacy. The court said member states should not recognize as legal the situation arising from Israel’s presence in occupied territory, nor should they render aid or assistance in maintaining it. The key points in the ICJ’s opinion Israel’s ongoing presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is deemed illegal. Israel must end its presence in the occupied territories as soon as possible. Israel should immediately cease settlement expansion and evacuate all settlers from the occupied areas. Israel is required to make reparations for the damage caused to the local and lawful population in the Palestinian territories. The international community and organizations have a duty not to recognize the Israeli presence in the territories as legal and to avoid supporting its maintenance. The UN should consider what actions are necessary to end the Israeli presence in the territories as soon as possible. At least 50 killed across Gaza over last day Al Jazeera reports: As the world responded to a landmark ICJ ruling declaring Israel’s occupation of the West Bank in violation of international law, Israeli forces continued attacks across Gaza. At least 24 people were killed in attacks in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, according to local authorities. Other killings included three people in an Israeli raid on a house south of Khan Younis and another Palestinian killed north of Nuseirat. Attacks were also reported in Deir el-Balah. Video shows strike near Civil Defense, journalists in az-Zawayda Al Jazeera reports: A video, which has been verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad unit, shows a man wearing a “press” vest standing next to a member of the Civil Defence with a fire hose over his shoulder in the central Gaza area. An Israeli strike then hits just metres (yards) away as the men dive for cover. In a post on Instagram, the man who took the video, activist Saleh Aljafarawi, said the Israeli attack “deliberately targets the place where the ambulance crews, Civil Defence and press crews are located”. Gaza’s Government Media Office said on Wednesday that 160 journalists and 79 members of the Civil Defence have been killed since the war began. Gaza: Killing of Hind Rajab and her family – a war crime OHCHR reports: The killing of five-year old Hind Rajab, her family and two paramedics may amount to a war crime, independent experts warned Friday. “The brutality of these killings seem to illustrate how reckless the army has been in its Gaza campaign: all instances of extrajudicial killing must be duly investigated and accounted for,” the experts said. “These killings are not isolated cases,” the experts said. “We are extremely troubled by the pattern of apparent indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civillians in Gaza, including on locations used for humanitarian assistance or to shelter IDPs,” they said. “The firing of heavy-calibre projectiles at a humanitarian zone near an office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza, killing 22 displaced civilians, and most recently the attacks on IDP tents in Al Mawasi area, on Ash Shati’ Refugee Camp, and on the UNRWA Abu Oreiban school sheltering IDPs, among others, killing nearly 320 Palestinians, half of them women and children, have reinforced the fact that there is no safe place in Gaza” the experts said. “Such attacks amount to grave violations of international humanitarian law, must be promptly and reliably investigated, and should be severely punished. “The willful or indiscriminate killing of protected persons, including civilians, medical personnel and humanitarian workers, amount to war crimes, and if systematic, crimes against humanity, and should be prevented at all costs,” the experts warned. “We remain deeply troubled by the total impunity and apparent lack of investigations, and prevention of these crimes. This is all the more worrisome in the context of the recent order from the International Court of Justice for Israel to take immediate measures to protect Gaza’s population from the risk of genocide,” the experts said. RECOMMENDED READING: You need to meet this little girl named Hind West Bank: Israeli forces kill 20 year old; 22 year old dies of injuries IMEMC reports: Israeli forces shot and killed Palestinian Ibrahim Hamza Zaqaqiq, age 20 on Friday night, in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron. Israeli soldiers reportedly fired live rounds, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades at citizens, shooting Zaqaqiq in the head with a live round, causing serious injuries; he was transported to Al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, where he later died. WAFA reports: Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, north of the West Bank, announced this evening the passing of 22-year-old Yaman Ahmed Asfour, who succumbed to injuries sustained from Israeli army gunfire in January. The medical staff worked tirelessly to save his life, but his condition remained critical until his passing earlier today. Israeli forces, and in some cases settlers, have killed over 570 Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7th, with near total impunity. Israeli forces, and in some cases settlers, have killed over 570 Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7th, with near total impunity. (photo) PIJ, Hamas call on PLO to ‘withdraw recognition’ of Israel The Cradle reports: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement called in a joint statement on 19 July for the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to drop its recognition of Israel. The statement called on the PLO and its affiliated legislative body, the Palestinian Authority (PA), to “withdraw its recognition of the Zionist entity, in response to the Knesset’s decision not to recognize a Palestinian state.” Yemen declares Tel Aviv ‘unsafe zone’ after successful drone attack The Cradle reports: The Yemeni Armed Forces has claimed responsibility for a deadly drone attack that hit the Israeli city of Tel Aviv during the early hours of 19 July, killing at least one and injuring several others. The drone did not set off any alarms as it entered Israeli airspace from the south before hitting a building near the US consulate. The Yemeni drone also bypassed US warships. The Armed Forces of Yemen’s Sanaa government reportedly has a “very large” stock of this type of drone. The Yemeni Houthis’ attacks target ships linked to Israel, the United States or Britain, as part of the rebels’ support for Gaza RECOMMENDED READING: Houthi drone strikes Tel Aviv: How significant is the attack? A view of the destruction following an explosion caused by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack near the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19, 2024 A view of the destruction following an explosion caused by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack near the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19, 2024 (photo) Israel’s Eilat Port declares bankruptcy Middle East Monitor reports: The Israeli port of Eilat officially declared its bankruptcy, after eight months of complete paralysis of commercial activity and its cessation of receiving ships and containers, especially coming from the Asian countries’ markets, carrying with them the needs of the economy and its industrial sector. The reason for this was the successive attacks launched by the Yemeni Houthi group on Israeli ships in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea, as well as the targeting of ships from countries supporting the Occupation in the genocidal war it is waging against the people of Gaza, most notably American and British ships. According to the World Cargo website that reports global shipping news, the port of Eilat has officially declared bankruptcy due to the lack of commercial activity. Special rapporteur supports call for Israel’s ‘unseating’ from UN Francesca Albanese, the UN’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, has added her voice to a call for Israel to be unseated from the United Nations. Reposting an earlier call on social media for the “unseating” of Israel by the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Albanese said it was “time” to remove Israel from the world body. The UN rapporteur on housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, said on Tuesday that it was “high time” to take action as Israel continued its “criminal attacks” on the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza “without any consequences”. Israel should be unseated “from the UN, as was done with apartheid South Africa”, Rajagopal said in a post on social media. Over 200 congressional staffers sign letter protesting Netanyahu address The Hill reports: More than 200 anonymous staff members across 122 Democratic and Republican congressional offices signed a letter this week calling for Congress to protest or boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech next week on Capitol Hill, citing concerns about the ongoing war in Gaza. The letter, organized by the Congressional Progressive Staff Association and signed by 230 House and Senate staffers, said speaking out against Netanyahu’s July 24 joint address to Congress was an “issue of morality” and not politics. “Citizens, students, and lawmakers across the country and the world have spoken out against the actions of Mr. Netanyahu in his War on Gaza,” the letter reads. “Israelis have been protesting in the streets for months, decrying his failure to negotiate a ceasefire and release of hostages. We hope you will join your fellow Members of Congress in protest at his speech or in refusing to attend it.” Rights Group Urges DOJ to Investigate US-Bound Netanyahu for Genocide Common Dreams reports: As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to visit Washington, D.C. next week, an American legal group on Friday pressured the U.S. Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into him and other officials for committing or authorizing genocide, war crimes, and torture targeting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. “We believe ample credible evidence exists to sufficiently establish that serious crimes falling within U.S. criminal jurisdiction are systematically being perpetrated in Gaza,” says the Center for Constitutional Rights’ (CCR) 23-page letter to Hope Olds, who leads the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP) of the DOJ’s Criminal Division. “Given the frequent travel of Israeli officials and citizens to the United States resulting in their presence within U.S. jurisdiction, and recalling that HRSP is part of a coordinated, interagency effort to deny safe haven in the United States to human rights violators,” the letter states, “the Department of Justice must urgently investigate and hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and other serious crimes being committed on a wide-scale basis in the occupied Gaza Strip, including potentially U.S. and U.S.-dual citizens.” (Read the full article here.) MENA sports headlines: Belgium and Italy refuse to host Israel match over Gaza war The Belgian Football Federation (RBFA) said it would not host a Nations League match against Israel on 6 September as the event was likely to spark demonstrations. The city of Brussels said last month that the match would not be played at the King Baudouin stadium as authorities had deemed it “impossible to organize this very high-risk match” in the city due to tensions linked to Israel’s war on Gaza. Other Belgian cities also refused to host the match. Similarly in Italy, a northeastern city has refused to host the Israeli national team for a Nations League game in October. “Hosting such a match at a time when Israel is a country at war carries risks of causing divisions and social problems […],” the mayor said. “We refuse to associate the name of our city with this match”. Lebanese journalist who survived Israeli strike to carry Olympics flame Lebanese photojournalist Christina Assi who was severely wounded by an Israeli strike in southern Lebanon last October while on assignment, is set to carry the Olympic Flame on Sunday, 21 July, in Vincennes, France. The AFP photographer made the announcement on her Instagram page on Wednesday, which she described as a tribute to journalists who had lost their lives while doing their job. Assi, 29, was struck by an Israeli shell on 13 October 2023 while reporting on cross-border attacks from southern Lebanon, and has since had her right leg amputated. “When AFP was asked to carry the Olympic Flame, we thought of Christina, whose courage and tenacity are admired by everyone at the Agency. Having her carry this symbol of peace sends a powerful message for her and for all journalists affected in the line of duty,” said Pierre Galy, AFP’s head of sport. MORE NEWS: IMEMC Daily Reports. The Guardian: Shellshocked, attacked, left to die – this is the reality for disabled people in Gaza Common Dreams: ‘Ticking Time Bomb’: International Alarm as Poliovirus Found in Gaza Sewage Al Jazeera: Adidas drops Bella Hadid from campaign referencing 1972 Munich Olympics Mondoweiss: The end of Israel’s economy Middle East Eye: ICJ opinion on Israel’s occupation upends the order that oppresses Palestinians STATISTICS OCTOBER 7 – JULY 19: Palestinian death toll from October 7 – July 19: at least 39,497* (38,919 in Gaza* – 11,445 women (30%), 16,034 children as of June 17. [The Ministry’s figures have been contested by the Israeli authorities, although they have been accepted as accurate by Israeli intelligence services, the UN, and WHO. These data are supported by independent analyses, comparing changes in the number of deaths of UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff with those reported by the Ministry, which found claims of data fabrication implausible.] This is expected to be a significant undercount since thousands of those killed have yet to be identified – and at least 578 in the West Bank (~140 children). This does not include an estimated 10,000 more still buried under rubble (4,900 women and children). Euro-Med Monitor reports 46,848 Palestinian deaths. Lancet: “Applying a conservative estimate of four indirect deaths per one direct death9 to the 37,396 deaths reported, it is not implausible to estimate that up to 186 000 or even more deaths could be attributable to the current conflict in Gaza. Ralph Nader earlier estimated 200,000 Palestinians may have been killed in Gaza. At least 46 Palestinians have died in Israeli prisons (27 from Gaza, 18 from West Bank). At least 40 Palestinians have died due to malnutrition**. About 1.7 million, or 75% of Gaza’s population are currently displaced. 2.15 million (out of total population of 2.3 million) are projected to face Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity. Palestinian injuries from October 7 – July 19: at least 95,042 (including at least 89,622 in Gaza and 5,420 in the West Bank, including 830 children). [It remains unknown how many Americans are among the casualties in Gaza.] Reported Israeli death toll from October 7 – July 19: ~1,481 (~1,139 on October 7, 2023, of which ~32 were Americans, and ~36 were children); 326 military forces since the ground invasion began in Gaza; 16 in the West Bank) and~8,730 injured. Times of Israel reports: The IDF listed 41 soldiers killed due to friendly fire in Gaza and other military-related accidents – nearly 16%. NOTE: It is unknown at this time how many of the deaths and injuries in Israel on October 7 were caused by Israeli soldiers. *Previously, IAK did not include 471 Gazans killed in the Al Ahli hospital blast since the source of the projectile was being disputed. However, given that much evidence points to Israel as the culprit, Israel had previously bombed the hospital and has attacked many others, Israel is prohibiting outside experts from investigating the scene, and since the UN and other agencies are including the deaths from the attack in their cumulative totals, if Americans knew is now also doing so.** Euro-Med Monitor reports that Gaza’s elderly are dying at an alarmingly high rate. The majority die at home and are buried either close to their residences or in makeshift graves dispersed across the Strip. There are currently more than 140 such cemeteries. Additionally, according to Euromed, thousands have died from starvation, malnourishment, and inadequate medical care; these are considered indirect victims as they were not registered in hospitals. † For most of the conflict, women and children accounted for about 70% of deaths in Gaza, with children making up a little over 40% of those killed, according to official statistics. Find previous daily casualty figures and daily news updates here. Hover over each bar for exact numbers. Source: IsraelPalestineTimeline.org Human rights reports on Israel-Palestine (regularly updated) Russia attacks hospitals in Ukraine; Israel does the same in Gaza. The US response couldn’t be more different. ‘I have the prison inside me’: The emaciated Palestinian bodybuilder broken by Israel Israel has manufactured an industrial-scale version of Jim Crow rape hoaxes If Americans Knew Mobile Billboard Truck at Republican Convention Col. 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