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Worldwide protests as Israel attacks Gaza

November 15, 2012

List of world-wide protests from Bethlehem to Quebec, November 14-17, 2012

Child wounded in Israeli air strike on November 14th

[From The Electronic Intifada]

Yesterday Israel ended an effective truce with armed groups in Gaza, and carried out the extrajudicial execution of Ahmed al-Jabari, the commander of the military wing of Hamas.

Israeli attacks today killed at least seven people including two young girls in Gaza.

Aside from the fact that it almost always violates truces and ceasefires, seeking escalation where instead there could be calm, what motives might Israel have?

Israel’s “Minister of Home Front Defense” [Avi Dichter] says Gaza must be “reformatted” as if it were a computer hard drive, just like Israel did in the West Bank in 2002 during a series of massacres it called “Operation Defensive Shield.”

Israel’s Ynet reported in Hebrew that Dichter

said in a closed meeting, in the course of his visit in the south under the escalation, that “there is no other choice, Israel must carry out a formatting action in Gaza, actually format the system and clean it out, the way we did in Judea & Samaria during Operation Defensive Shield.” 

Protest in London over Israeli airstrikes in Gaza in 2009

9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2012 3:19 AM

    Reblogged this on A Collective Consciousness and TJP Production.

  2. Nivedita Menon permalink*
    November 16, 2012 7:50 AM

    Bodies for Ballots
    by Yousef Munayyer
    They say when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. But when you are a politician and all you have is a hammer, you must convince voters every problem looks like a nail. This is the only thinking that can explain Israel’s behavior in escalating bombardment of Gaza.

  3. Vrinda permalink
    November 16, 2012 9:40 PM

    Is there a protest planned in Delhi? The global list of protests posted on this blog has no such mention..

    • Nivedita Menon permalink*
      November 17, 2012 9:49 AM

      We’ll post information here if there is one. Thanks.

  4. Nivedita Menon permalink*
    November 18, 2012 4:18 PM

    Protest Demonstration in Front of Israeli Embassy, New Delhi (3 Aurangzeb Road)
    Monday, 19 November, 2 pm

    The Genocide Goes On…
    Gaza Needs Your Voice Now!
    Resist U.S. Backed Israeli Attack on Gaza!
    Shame on IndIa Govt’s Silence On Israel’s Aggression!

    AISA, AIPWA, RYA, AICCTU, LDTF
    INCACBI
    JNUSU

  5. Nivedita Menon permalink*
    November 18, 2012 4:21 PM

    We Are Fine in Gaza. How Are You?

  6. Nivedita Menon permalink*
    November 19, 2012 7:12 AM

    PROTEST IN LUCKNOW TODAY 19 November, 2012, Monday
    Candle light demonstration against the Israeli attacks on Palestine
    Venue: in front of Sardar Patel statue,
    GPO, Hazratganj, Lucknow

    Time: 5 pm to 6 pm

    Contact: Sandeep Pandey, 0522 2347365,
    Rajeev Yadav, 9452800752, Shahnawaz Alam, 9415254919

  7. Nivedita Menon permalink*
    November 21, 2012 9:48 AM

    Why do journalists and media companies pretend the battle between Israel and Hamas is an even one?
    Mark Steel in The Independent

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