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  1. Gezza

     /  June 3, 2018

    UN Security Council resoundingly rejects US-drafted resolution criticising Hamas over recent Gaza violence.
    The United States has vetoed a Kuwait-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution calling for the protection of Palestinian civilians, while being the only country to back its own measure condemning Hamas for the recent violence in the Gaza Strip.

    More than 120 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded by Israeli forces during weeks-long peaceful protests in the besieged Gaza Strip near the fence with Israel. Among the victims have been medical professionals and journalists.

    Ten countries, including Russia and France, voted in favour of the Kuwait-sponsored resolution on Friday.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/vetoes-unsc-resolution-protection-palestinians-180601201831238.html

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 3, 2018

      Do you think Hamas should be unanimously supported then?

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      • Gezza

         /  June 3, 2018

        I think they need a UN protection force.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 3, 2018

          Palestinians need one – they need protecting from Hamas as much as they protecting from the IDF and extremist Jewish illegal settlers.

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    • David

       /  June 3, 2018

      There was nothing peaceful about those protests.

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  2. Gezza

     /  June 3, 2018

    The US-supported murders continue

    Israeli troops kill nurse running to treat Gaza wounded
    Friday 1 June 2018
    Razan al-Najjar was killed by Israeli live fire during the protests east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, according to Palestinian health officials.

    The 21-year-old volunteer paramedic died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the Palestinian health ministry said.

    A witness said she was shot while running towards the fortified fence to help a casualty.

    Wearing a white uniform, “she raised her hands high in a clear way, but Israeli soldiers fired and she was hit in the chest”, the witness told Reuters news agency. In a newsclip shown the witness said he was also a paramedic and a 2nd bullet also passed through another helper and hit him in the leg.

    Palestinian medical sources say more than 100 other protesters were wounded, 40 of them with live fire.


    Razan al-Najjar (R) reacting to tear gas during an April 1 rally in the southern Gaza Strip [File: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]

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  3. Gezza

     /  June 3, 2018

    Israeli forces kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank
    Israeli forces have killed a Palestinian man in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron.

    Residents identified the man as construction worker Ramy Sabreen, 36, who was working on a site in the old city of Hebron when he was shot on Saturday, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

    Citing eyewitnesses, WAFA reported that Sabreen was shot after he did not hear the Israeli soldiers’ commands to stop his vehicle, which was being used at the construction site. The witnesses told WAFA that Sabreen did not pose a threat to the soldiers.

    The Israeli army said in a statement that the man was shot after he attempted to “run over” soldiers with his vehicle. It added that no soldiers were injured.

    Video was shown on Aljaz tv of Israeli soldiers putting the body on a stretcher and taking it away.

    WAFA also reported that soldiers prevented emergency services from reaching the site where the shooting occurred.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 3, 2018

      Who cares he broke the law.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 3, 2018

        Anyone who cares about how the law is deployed. Obviously that is selectively not you (except in Gaza).

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        • Gezza

           /  June 3, 2018

          You condone lawbreaking?
          Fox News, Al, too. Always anti-Obama.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  June 3, 2018

            Certainly I condone breaking bad laws without question. I always have.

            But in this case the focus is on selective prosecution and coercion of political opponents. Obviously of no concern to you.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  June 3, 2018

            Written by the victim, not a journalist. Fox News just published it. Do you think they shouldn’t have?

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          • David

             /  June 3, 2018

            “You condone lawbreaking?
            Fox News, Al, too. Always anti-Obama.”

            Obama’s campaign received several million in illegal donations and only got fined for it. Care to explain why Obama did not go to jail, yet Danish did for the same crime, but a far lesser amount of money?

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        • Gezza

           /  June 3, 2018

          WTF’s a cow wandering between Bulgaria and Serbia got to do with Trump & Obama? 🙄
          Bloody moronic, that comment.

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      • David

         /  June 3, 2018

        “Who cares he broke the law.”

        The 330 drug dealers Obama pardoned on his last day as president broke the law too.

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  4. Missy

     /  June 3, 2018

    They start them young in Gaza.

    The end of year production for a Nursery School was a mock jihadi attack on Israeli Jews.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5798499/Proud-parents-video-fives-dressed-jihadis-storming-Israeli-building.html

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    • Blazer

       /  June 3, 2018

      compliments of Zionist propaganda organisation….
      ‘The Middle East Media Research Institute is a nonprofit press monitoring and analysis organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C. MEMRI publishes and distributes free English language translations … Wikipedia
      Founded: 1998
      Number of employees: 70
      Founder and president: Yigal Carmon
      Type of business: 501(c)(3) non-profit, think tank
      Senior analyst: Nimrod Raphaeli
      Founders: Yigal Carmon, Meyrav Wurmser’

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    • Gezza

       /  June 3, 2018

      Missy – I’ve been wanting to ask but waiting for you to show up. 😐

      What’s your take from over there on Tommy Robinson – hero or villain?
      I’m leaning towards the former.

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      • If I may join in, here is my take as an Englishman living in the South Island:

        I saw this on American Thinker, and judging by the news that has managed to evade the British State censor, it is spot-on:

        “When a 13 year old girl goes missing and a neighbor in another part of town hears terrified screams of a child and calls police and the police arrive and find the naked and drugged girl gang raped and in shock and the police arrest the girl for being drunk and disorderly and do not even cite the nine adult Muslim men with her then you understand Tommy Robinson”

        Add in fathers arrested for trying to rescue their daughters, Muslims let off rape and mayhem because “It is their culture”, a man jailed for twelve months for dropping a bacon sandwich outside a mosque then mysteriously dying in his cell, the State taking four hours to bang up Robinson for exposing the Muslim mayhem destroying his country but twenty years to get round to jailing Anjem Choudary for fomenting it, Muslims allowed to break the law with impunity (eg ‘praying’ in parks that forbid prayer) etc etc etc, and I would hope that you get the drift of things.

        There is plenty of information on this appalling situation if you stray outside the State-approved MSM. Legal technicalities aside, it is quite clear that any wrongs committed by Tommy Robinson are dwarfed by those committed by the State – that which is charged with protecting the innocent from the guilty, not the other way round as seems to be the current norm.

        I spent my first sixty years of life in Britain and what I see now of that once-lovely country simply turns my stomach. My father and his generation fought an horrendous war to save us from that sort of despotism, and here it is, masquerading as enforced “inclusiveness”. I think the populace may well be finally waking to the fact that it may be just a “common oik” called Tommy Robinson today, but if they stay cowed it will be them tomorrow.

        I believe we may be witnessing a dam bursting here as the People are horrified by the blatant injustice of what they are witnessing, reminiscent of a Third World Gangster country. “Beware the fury of a patient man,” said some English poet once. The British are very patient, but I think, and hope, that we may be on the verge of witnessing that fury.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 3, 2018

          The thing about Tony Robinson I’ve realised is that he sounds like a common oik, but it’s only his accent. He is far from actually being one.

          Brits won’t have woken up until they resoundingly dump Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London.

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      • Missy

         /  June 4, 2018

        hey G, sorry, was busy the last few weeks and currently in NZ visiting family which is why I have only popped in now and then. 🙂

        I wil put a post on today’s World Watch for you about my views on Tommy Robinson.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 4, 2018

          Thanks Missy.

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          • Missy

             /  June 4, 2018

            Done, it’s a long read though. 🙂

            And to be honest it is more about TR than my views which are pretty much one sentence. But I think understanding context is important.

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            • Gezza

               /  June 4, 2018

              No it’s not a long read. Nice job. Read it and commented already. 🙂

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