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‘An insult to Mecca’: Sex-tape heiress Paris Hilton sparks outrage among Muslims after opening luxury goods store in Saudi Arabia’s holy city

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Ed Note: Saudi's tear down traditional Islamic sites but they are happy having a Paris Hilton shop in Mecca:
"Paris Hilton has come a long way from her not-so-humble beginnings as a hotel heiress, via an infamous sex tape to her current position as a ubiquitous media presence and ‘businesswoman’ hell bent on global domination.
Nowhere is safe from Paris, not even the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia and the latest venue for one of Ms. Hilton’s fabulous handbags and accessories stores...."

By DAVID MCCORMACK

Paris Hilton has come a long way from her not-so-humble beginnings as a hotel heiress, via an infamous sex tape to her current position as a ubiquitous media presence and ‘businesswoman’ hell bent on global domination.

Nowhere is safe from Paris, not even the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia and the latest venue for one of Ms. Hilton’s fabulous handbags and accessories stores.

Of course Paris isn’t without her knockers and the idea that the notorious hard-partying socialite has opened a store in an Islamic holy place coveted by 1.2billion Muslims worldwide has proved a step too far for many.

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Paris Hilton, pictured in Dubai in 2009, has just opened one of her handbags and accessories stores in MeccaParis Hilton, pictured in Dubai in 2009, has just opened one of her handbags and accessories stores in Mecca

Paris announced the opening of the store to her nine million Twitter followers on Thursday. ‘Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia!’ she tweeted. 

Her announcement quickly prompted others to voice their displeasure and accuse her of ‘insulting Mecca’.

One person replied to her tweet saying, ‘R u kidding?’ Another comment, ‘Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, & if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Makkah?’

Another tweet questioned Hilton’s style of products and remarked, ‘that’s it? That’s why ppl are not buying it? Not coz she is a “adult star” who happens to be rich enough to have her own brand and open it in Mecca?’

Others were more understanding: ‘Why the attack? This is a global brand found everywhere, whether it was in an Arab country or a European one.’

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Muslim pilgrims pray after taking part in the

Paris Hilton has upset a number of muslims after opening one her stores in Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Mecca: A key site for the world's 1.2billion Muslims and now home to one of Paris Hilton's bag and accessory storesMecca: A key site for the world’s 1.2billion Muslims and now home to one of Paris Hilton’s bag and accessory stores

Another user said ‘Simply put, those who see this is a Western invasion of the Arab world shouldn’t be buying nor marketing their products. But to reject this concept and at the same time, buy all European and Western products is completely hypocritical.’ 

Paris will certainly be hoping her new store becomes a ‘mecca’ for those willing to make a pilgrimage to the famous Mecca Mall, located in King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Road, in search of ‘affordable luxury fashion products.’

Paris has come a long-way since her early days as one of New York’s leading It Girls in the early part of this century. She achieved international acclaim – and infamy – after a home sex movie she made with Shannon Doherty’s ex-husband Rick Salomon went viral in November 2003. 

Since then, she has tried her hand at a wide variety of careers including acting, singing and being a fashion designer – not always to great success, but it has helped establish her as a very powerful global brand.

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The store in the famous Mecca Mall, is Paris’ fifth store in Saudi Arabia

There are over 40 Paris Hilton Stores worldwide and her products include perfumes, handbags, watches and footwear. She reputedly earns over $10 million a year from sales and charges $300,000 for personal appearances. Her net worth is estimated at $100 million.

The middle east is a growing market for Paris, this is her fifth store in Saudi Arabia. ‘So proud to keep growing my brand!’ she recently tweeted.

To help improve her reputation in the region, she filmed a version of her BFF TV franchise in Dubai, U.A.E. which was broadcast in 2011.

The show was less racy than the U.S. and U.K. editions of the show, with alcohol, swearing and risque clothing kept to a minimum. The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, even had to give his blessing before filming could begin.

Watch the promo for Paris Hilton Handbags:

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Gaza-Konflikt: Hamas hilft IsraHell beim Kampf gegen Palästinenserstaat

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Gerhard Wisnewski

Die Hamas ballert mit Raketen, Israel sagt danke – und schon haben wir den schönsten Krieg. So weit, so fadenscheinig. Doch was das hauptsächlich für Raketen sind, die da aus dem Gazastreifen nach Israel fliegen, erfährt die Öffentlichkeit natürlich nicht. Und die Hintergründe des Konflikts schon gar nicht. Gerhard Wisnewski hat recherchiert – mit überraschenden Ergebnissen…

 

Die Waffenruhe während des Besuchs des ägyptischen Ministerpräsidenten Hescham Kandil im Gaza-Streifen am 16. November 2012 hielt nicht lang. »In nur zwei Stunden feuerte die Hamas 50 Raketen auf israelisches Gebiet«, berichteten die Medien. Raketen? Für einen Westler, der dabei an moderne Lenkwaffensysteme denkt, klingt das natürlich nach einem

bedrohlichen militärischen Angriff. Doch wenn man genauer hinsieht, erlebt man eine Überraschung. Nehmen wir zum Beispiel eine Rakete, die die palästinensische Organisation Hamas laut Medienberichten auf ein Einkaufzentrum in Tel Aviv abgefeuert haben soll.

Wobei sich bereits die Frage stellt, warum die Hamas Einkaufszentren beschießen sollte, denn das ist ohne jeden militärischen Nutzen, bringt die israelische Zivilbevölkerung gegen die Palästinenser auf und rechtfertigt nur israelische »Gegenmaßnahmen«.

Hamas-Raketen treffen praktisch nie

Doch das vorerst nur am Rande, denn die Rakete traf überhaupt nicht. Vielmehr lag sie völlig daneben. Der israelischen Polizei zufolge ist die Rakete ins Meer gestürzt. Laut der israelischen Zeitung Haaretz schlug das Geschoss »im offenen Gelände« ein. Getroffen hat es jedenfalls nicht. Und das ist nicht etwa ein Missgeschick, sondern die Raketen der Hamas treffen praktisch nie. Laut einem anderen Bericht der Haaretz vom 16. November 2012 wurden seit Beginn der Feindseligkeiten zwar »550 Raketen Richtung Israel abgefeuert«, aber nur 26 davon seien überhaupt »in bewohnten Gegenden« explodiert – also fünf Prozent. Auch das sind aber noch keine Treffer. Tatsächlich berichtete Haaretz in diesem

 

Zusammenhang auch nichts von schweren (Personen-) Schäden: »Eine Frau wurde leicht verletzt und einige Anwohner erlitten Angstattacken«. Alles in allem zählt der Bericht neben den drei Toten vom 15. November in Kiriat Malachi etwa eine Handvoll Verwundete durch die palästinensischen Geschosse auf.

Blindflug in den Himmel

Eine »magere Bilanz« für 550 Raketen. Aber da die Flugbahn der Geschosse dem Zufallsprinzip gehorcht, treffen sie fast nie, und wenn, dann fast ausschließlich Zivilisten. Tatsächlich können die im Gazastreifen selbst gebauten Raketen auch gar nichts treffen – und wenn, dann nur nach dem Lotterie-Prinzip. Die sogenannten Kassam-Geschosse zum Beispiel gleichen von der Bauart her großen Silvesterraketen. Sie fliegen völlig blind in den Himmel – ohne Zielerfassung und Steuerungssystem. Die Steuerbarkeit ist genau wie bei einer Silvesterrakete gleich null. Viele schlagen sogar im Gazastreifen selbst ein.

Der palästinensische Historiker und Archäologe Nazmi Jubeh behauptete in einem Interview mittagesschau.de vom 7. Juli 2006, dass »über 70 Prozent der so genannten Qassam-Raketen« auf palästinensischer Seite niedergegangen seien und »dort Häuser zerstört« hätten. Interessant. Das würde also heißen, dass die Kassam-Brigaden der Hamas den Gaza-Streifen selbst beschießen.

 

Von 2001 bis 2008 zum Beispiel sollen aber auch insgesamt mehr als 8600 Raketen den Süden Israels getroffen und dabei 28 Menschen getötet haben. Natürlich ist das für jedes einzelne Opfer und gegebenenfalls für dessen Hinterbliebene eine Katastrophe. Was hier jedoch interessieren muss, ist der militärische Nutzen dieses Beschusses. Und der ist gleich null – jedenfalls für die Palästinenser. Für Israel ist der militärische Nutzen dagegen groß, da er das Land propagandistisch stärkt, ohne es auch nur ansatzweise militärisch zu schwächen. Mit anderen Worten rechtfertigen und fordern die Raketen einen Angriff der Israelis heraus, ohne ihnen (militärisch) auch nur ein Härchen zu krümmen.

Und da fragt man sich, was das Ganze überhaupt soll – warum irgendwelche palästinensischen Dunkelmänner seit Jahren in irgendwelchen Werkstätten Tausende von Geschossen zusammenkleben, nur um auf der gegnerischen Seite in acht Jahren gerade mal zwei bis drei Dutzend Zivilisten zu töten. Und warum dieselben Bastler für die jüngste »Offensive« 550 Raketen bauen und abschießen, wenn derselbe Effekt (mehrere Tote und Verletzte) auch mit einer einzigen (Selbstmord-) Bombe erzielt werden kann. Und natürlich, woher eigentlich der militärische Sprengstoff TNT kommt, der nicht im Gazastreifen hergestellt werden kann.

Kriegsvorwand für Israel

Die Antwort kann nur lauten, dass es darum geht, Israel einen Kriegsvorwand zu liefern. Denn das Datum des Konflikts ist ja nicht zufällig. Bei der israelischen Regierung von Benjamin Netanjahu herrscht helle Panik. Just vor dem neuesten bewaffneten Konflikt war seine Regierung in Schwierigkeiten geraten. Im Januar 2013 sind in Israel aber bereits

Parlamentswahlen. Und genau wie der Hurrikan »Sandy« dem US-Präsidenten Barack Obama, soll nun die bewaffnete Auseinandersetzung mit den Palästinensern Netanjahu die Wahlen retten. Es gibt aber noch ein viel wichtigeres Datum. Am 29. November 2012 begehen die Vereinten Nationen den »Tag der Solidarität mit dem palästinensischen Volk«. Der Gedenktag erinnert an den Beschluss der Weltorganisation aus dem Jahr 1947, dass auf dem ehemals britischen Mandatsgebiet ein jüdischer und ein palästinensischer Staat entstehen sollen. Aus diesem Grund wollte Palästinenserpräsident Mahmud Habbas am 29. November einen neuen Vorstoß zur Aufwertung der Palästinenser unternehmen, und zwar durch die Beantragung des Beobachterstatus für Palästina bei den Vereinten Nationen.

Ein Status, den gewöhnlich nur ein eigenständiger Staat erhalten kann. Nun aber vereiteln die Raketen der Hamas das Vorhaben. Sie liefern eindrucksvollere Bilder und dicke Schlagzeilen. Auch im Hintergrund von dramatischen Korrespondentenberichten sind die Rauchfahnen äußerst schmuck. Israel macht mobil, und die Bevölkerung muss wie ein Mann hinter ihrem Ministerpräsidenten stehen. Und der Palästinenserstaat ist natürlich vom Tisch. Fragt sich eigentlich nur, warum ausgerechnet die Hamas für all das den Vorwand liefert…

 

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Middle Eastern shopkeepers scared for lives after serial killer strikes 3rd victim

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Family and friends of slain Brooklyn shopkeeper Rahmatolla Vahidipour mourn at funeral for him Sunday outside Ahavot Shalom Synagogue in Great Neck, L.I. He was the third victim of a serial killer who may have a hate motive. Photos by Joel Cairo and Norman Lono

ed note–what goes around come around. For years now the Jewish mainstream media has been hyping Islamophobia to brain-dead Americans who wouldn’t know the difference between an Iranian, an Arab, a Pakistani or a Sikh and now we see that in this case, the victim is an Iranian Jew. If indeed it is a case of ‘anti-Arab’ bias that resulted in the death of this Iranian Jew, then his family members can put the blame squarely on the same organized Jewish interests responsible for creating the anti-Arab/anti-Muslim/anti-Middle Eastern climate that pervades in America and Europe today.

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The NYPD added a hate-crimes detective to the hunt for a serial killer who may be targeting Brooklyn shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent — and continues to strike fear in business owners worried they will be next.

The twist in the chase for the .22-caliber killer, who has struck three times in four months, came Sunday as the latest target in the homicidal spree, Rahmatolla Vahidipour, was laid to rest and fellow shop owners tightened security.

The fear comes as the NYPD remains stumped.

“We’re not sure of the motive,” a police source told the Daily News. “Is it robbery and it’s a coincidence that these victims all have a Middle Eastern background? It could be. . . . Or, is this guy targeting men because he hates Muslims or hates Arabs?”

Neighbors of Vahidipour’s Flatbush Ave. shop said they were bolstering security regardless of the motive, terrified the madman could snatch their lives, too.

“I’m scared for my own store. I think that because I’m Middle Eastern, someone is going to come in and put a bullet in my head. It’s very scary,” said David Elmann, 24, a Lebanese immigrant and owner of Coolwear clothing on Flatbush Ave.

The funeral for Rahmatolla Vahidipour, who was fatally shot in Brooklyn. The family grieves as the body is taken away for burial after the wake service at the Ahavat Sholom synagogue.

“I’m definitely going to put cameras outside,” added Elmann, who has hired more staff so that no one has to work in the store alone.

Cops want to talk to four individuals spotted in the vicinity of the murder.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne was hesitant to link the killings to a bias against Middle Easterners, saying the evidence so far does not support the theory.

One of the four individuals authorities are looking for.

“We’ve added the detective from the hate crimes task force . . . to cover for the possibility that it’s a hate crime,” Browne explained Sunday.

One of the four that cops are looking for who was in vicinity.

Vahidipour, 78, a devout Jew from Iran, was shot three times in the head and chest at his Flatbush store, She She Boutique. His body was discovered Friday evening hidden under clothes at the rear of the business.

The last of the four that cops are looking for that was in vicinity of the crime.

The .22-caliber gun used in the Vahidipour slaying is the same weapon used to kill two other shop owners, cops said.

The bullet-riddled body of Mohammed Gebeli, 65, an Egyptian immigrant and a Muslim, was found July 6 hidden in the back of his Bay Ridge shop, Valentino Fashion Inc. On Aug. 6, Isaac Kadare, 59, also from Egypt but of Jewish faith, was discovered shot in the head and slashed in the neck in his Bensonhurst store, Amazing 99 Cent Deal.

A police source said no evidence linking the victims has been uncovered, even with the assistance of Interpol.

Money was taken in the first two slayings, but Vahidipour was not robbed, police said.

“The gun is the same. The detectives’ operating premise is that it is the same gunman, too,” Browne said.

Cops returned to all three murder scenes Sunday, scouring for clues and questioning locals, some for a second time, in hopes of jarring memories. Detectives were also poring over security video from neighboring stores, hoping for a break.

The shop owner who discovered Vahidipour’s body said, “Whoever did this is sick.”

“The guy is still out there. I don’t want no problems,” said the shopkeeper, who did not want to be identified. “I haven’t slept since this happened. We’re always keeping two people in the store.”

Mohamed Elsayad, 58, owner of Pasha Fashion for Men on Flatbush Ave., admitted, “I’m scared.”

“I have a family,” said Elsayad, an Egyptian immigrant. “I have four kids. I want to be there for them.”

Cops continued to look for a “person of interest” they are eager to interview, a man spotted talking on his phone about killing someone near Vahidipour’s store Friday, about two hours before the shopkeeper’s body was discovered.

Police released a sketch of the man, described as a 5-foot-5 black man, 140 pounds and wearing sunglasses.

Cops also downplayed the theory that the killer is obsessed with numerology because each of the murder scenes has an “8” in the address.

“There is nothing to indicate anything beyond coincidence in the numbers,” a police source said.

The source admitted the investigation was going “very, very slow” as police poured over video of shops adjacent to Vahidipour’s store.

“But again, what are we looking for?” the source said.

Police continued to advise businesses to be on guard, and recommended they clear items blocking their windows so that passersby can see inside and report any suspicious activity.

“I wish they would catch him fast. God knows when it’s going to stop,” said Avi Zikry, 48, an Israeli immigrant store owner on Flatbush Ave.

“I’m definitely a little more careful,” Zikry added. “I make sure all the cameras are working. I have 16 cameras. I’m fully equipped.”

City Councilman Jumaane Williams and state Sen. Eric Adams, both Flatbush Democrats, called for a “tri-level task force” of NYPD, state police and FBI.

“Anyone with information on this, or any of the potentially connected shootings, needs to contact the NYPD so this killer can be taken off our streets and brought to justice,” Williams said.

Adams urged store owners, specifically those with Middle Eastern backgrounds, to be extra vigilant.

“They are the largest targets,” Adams said. “They don’t know the mind of the person doing it.”

Meanwhile, family and friends of Vahidipour, a grandfather of nine, filled the Ahavat Shalom Synagogue in Great Neck, L.I., to bid farewell.

“It’s really a source of comfort to see everybody’s faces,” Vahidipour’s daughter, Marjan, told mourners. “He loved me very much. He loved all of us.”

Vahidipour’s grandson, David Shokrian, said he’ll remember his family’s patriarch as a hard worker.

“He worked 364 days for nearly the past 20 years. He was never too sick, he was never too tired, he never complained,” Shokrian said.

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Gaza: Attempts to Rescue the al-Dalu Family Ongoing;

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Nazi Occupation Forces Destroy House over Its Residents

On Sunday afternoon, 18 November 2012, in an example of blatant targeting of civilians during their offensive on the Gaza Strip, that has been ongoing for the 6th consecutive day, Nazi Occupation Forces killed 8 members of the al-Dalu family in Gaza City. Another 2 members of the family are still missing, since Nazi warplanes bombarded the family home. 2 neighbours, including 1 old woman, were also killed, while 9 civilians, including 2 children and 3 women, were wounded.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 14:30 on Sunday, an Nazi F-16 fighter jet fired a missile at a 4-storey house belonging to Jamal Mahmoud Yassin al-Dalu, 52. 3 families comprising 11 individuals live in the house, which is situated opposite to Bank of Palestine in al-Nasser Street in the north of Gaza City. The house was completely destroyed with residents inside. As a result, 8 members of the family (4 children and 4 women) were killed; the Civil Defense crews have removed their bodies from the debris. The victims include a mother and her 4 children. The victims whose bodies have been found and identified are:

1- Samah Abdul Hamid al-Dalu, 27;

2- Jamal Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 6;

3- Yousef Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 4;

4- Sarah Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 7;

5- Ibrahim Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 1;

6- Tahani Hassan al-Dalu, 52;

7- Suhaila Mahmoud al-Dalu, 73; and

8- Raneem Jamal al-Dalu, 22.

Rescue crews are still searching for 2 members of the family who are still missing: Yara Jamal Mahmoud al-Dalu, 17; and Mohammed Jamal Mahmoud al-Dalu, 29. As a result of this violent attack, several nearby houses were destroyed, including one that belongs to the al-Muzannar family where 2 civilians, including an old woman, were killed:

1- Ameena Matar al-Mauzannar, 83; and

2- Abdullah Mohammed al-Muzannar, 19.

Additionally, 9 civilians, including 2 children and 3 women, were wounded.

Nazi media reported this morning that the Nazi military was investigating the possibility that the al-Dalu family home was attacked due to false identification of the its inhabitants. It added that the attack had been intended to target a member of the Izziddin al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas). Under international humanitarian law, Nazi forces are obliged to abide by the principles of discrimination and proportionality, and must only carry out attacks which fulfil the requirement of military necessity. It is clear that Nazi forces did not abide by these principles in carrying out this attack.

PCHR strongly condemns this crime, which constitutes a clear violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, and calls upon the international community to immediately act to stop crimes committed by Nazi forces. PCHR further renews the call to the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligation under Article 1 of the Convention to ensure that it is respected at all times, and their responsibilities under Article 146 to pursue perpetrators of serious violations of the Convention, which are determined in Article 147, which lists violations of the Convention amounting to war crimes.

 

 

 

 

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In Palestine, Something Miraculous Happens

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by Nahida the Exiled Palestinian

By Nahida- Exiled Palestinian

 

In Palestine 

 
Terror reigns
Psychopaths claim dominance
and a “G-d given right” to rob, kill and maim
 
In Palestine
Terror reigns
 
Smiles … wiped of innocent faces
 Little girls weep
Little boys butchered
Babies are slain
In Palestine
Terror reigns
Criminals are the law
They bomb, they shoot, they smite
With mini-nukes they wipe life out
In Palestine
Terror reigns
Without “lamp-shades”, bodies mutilated
Without “cremation-ovens”, toddlers charcoaled 
 
Without “gas-chambers”, Tiny tots… exterminated
In Palestine
Terror reigns
Aggressors crowned with “victim-hood”
Their victims… “anti-Semites”, “filled with hate” !
They murder then cry
Sneer as they lie
They twist and deceive, innocence they proclaim
 Apart from themselves, Everyone to blame
 
In Palestine
 
Primary colours no longer three
 Red and green, black and white
Freedom painted red… Love is green
Sacrifice and faith… black and white
In Palestine
 Out of the ashes humanity rises tall
 Resilience leaves you speechless
Courage takes your breath away
In Palestine
Something miraculous happens
 The more people die
The more hope is born!
Hope… Astounding
 Bequest of the Divine
 
Seen in every face 
Written with every name
 

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ONGOING NAZI OFFENSIVE ON GAZA

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Palestinian Civilian Deaths Rise to 58, Including 18 Children and 12 Women, and 622 Wounded, Including 175 Children and 107 Women

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The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in the course of the offensive on the Gaza Strip, that is ongoing for the sixth consecutive day, has increased to 87, including 58 civilians. The civilian deaths include 18 children and 12 women. Over the past 24 hours, many civilian casualties, mostly women and children, have been reported, as Israeli forces have bombarded populated houses, in the vast majority of cases without any prior warning. A number of houses have been destroyed over their residents, causing several civilian casualties. Additionally, Israeli forces have attacked civilian and governmental facilities located in densely-populated areas, and a number of civilian vehicles.

In a grave incident on Sunday afternoon, 18 November 2012, Israeli forces killed 8 members of the al-Dalu family in Gaza City. Another 2 members of the family are still missing, since Israeli warplanes bombarded the family home. 2 neighbours, including 1 elderly woman, were also killed, while 9 civilians, including 2 children and 3 women, were wounded.

The latest developments since the press release issued by PCHR yesterday noon, 18 November 2012, have been as follows:

The Northern Gaza Strip:

Since Sunday evening, 18 November 2012, Israeli forces have launched 41 airstrikes, targeting houses, civilian vehicles, agricultural plots and open areas. As a result of these attacks, 5 Palestinian civilians, including two children, have been killed, and 35 others, including 10 children and 10 women, have been wounded.

At approximately 16:30 on Sunday, 18 November 2012, Israeli warplanes fired two missiles at a vehicle which is used to distribute clean water, in which Suhail Aashour Mohammed Hamada, 42, and his child, 10-year-old Aashour, were traveling in Beir al-Naja area in Beit Lahia. The father and his child were instantly killed.

At approximately 22:00 also on Sunday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at Jalal Mohammed Saleh Nasser, 42, and his child, 8-year-old Hussein, while they were maintaining the water

network on the roof of their house at Abu Sharekh intersection in Jabalya town. The father and his child were instantly killed.

At approximately 05:50 on Monday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at Abdul Rahman Mohammed al-Attar, 51, when he was in front of his house in Beit Lahia town, killing him instantly.

Gaza City:

Israeli forces have launched dozens of airstrikes on Gaza City, targeting houses and security and police facilities. The most serious attack targeted the house of the al-Dalu family, in which 8 members of the family were killed; another two people are still missing. 2 neighbors were also killed, and another 9 civilians, including 2 children and 3 women, were wounded.

According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 14:30 on Sunday, an Israeli F-16 fighter jet fired a missile at a 4-storey house belonging to Jamal Mahmoud Yassin al-Dalu, 52. 3 families comprising 11 individuals live in the house, which is situated opposite to Bank of Palestine in al-Nasser Street in the north of Gaza City. The house was completely destroyed with residents inside. As a result, 8 members of the family (4 children and 4 women) were killed; the Civil Defense crews have removed their bodies from the debris. The victims include a mother and her 4 children. The victims whose bodies have been found and identified are:

1- Samah Abdul Hamid al-Dalu, 27;

2- Jamal Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 6;

3- Yousef Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 4;

4- Sarah Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 7;

5- Ibrahim Mohammed Jamal al-Dalu, 1;

6- Tahani Hassan al-Dalu, 52;

7- Suhaila Mahmoud al-Dalu, 73; and

8- Raneem Jamal al-Dalu, 22.

Rescue crews are still searching for 2 members of the family who are still missing: Yara Jamal Mahmoud al-Dalu, 17; and Mohammed Jamal Mahmoud al-Dalu, 29. As a result of this violent attack, several nearby houses were destroyed, including one that belongs to the al-Muzannar family where 2 civilians, including an old woman, were killed:

1- Ameena Matar al-Mauzannar, 83; and

2- Abdullah Mohammed al-Muzannar, 19.

Additionally, 9 civilians, including 2 children and 3 women, were wounded in the attack.

At approximately 03:00 on Monday, an Israeli F-16 fighter jet fired a missile at a 4-storey house belonging to Mohammed Khalil Azzam, 55, in al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, after Israeli drones had fired 3 warning missiles at the house. As a result, the house, which had been already vacated, was completely destroyed. Four nearby houses, whose residents were unable to leave, were also destroyed, and 4 civilians, including 3 members of the same family (2 women and 1 child) were killed:

1- Sahar Fadi Abu Zour, 20;

2- Nisma Helmi Abu Zour, 21;

3- Mohammed Eyad Abu Zour, 5; and

4- Aahed Hamdi al-Qatati, 34.

Israeli warplanes bombarded the building of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the centre of Gaza City, al-Abbas police station in the west of the City, and al-Shujaiya police station in the west of the City, destroying them completely. A number of nearby houses, civilian facilities and press offices were extensively damaged.

In other airstrikes, 7 Palestinians, including 3 civilians were killed:

At approximately 21:00 on Sunday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a motorcycle that was traveling near al-Maliya intersection in the west of Gaza City. 2 civilians who were traveling on it were instantly killed:

1- Nabeel Ahmed Ouda Abu Amra, 28; and

2- Ahmed Mohammed Abu Amra, 40.

At midnight, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at Mohammed Salama Sadi Jundiya, 31, who is mentally disabled, when he was near the Friday Market in al-Shujaiya neighborhood in the east of Gaza City, killing him.

4 members of Palestinian armed groups were also killed in 3 separate attacks in Gaza City.

Over the past 24 hours, 50 civilians, including 20 children and 8 women, have been wounded as a result of Israeli attacks in Gaza City.

The Central Gaza Strip:

Israeli forces have launched 16 air strikes on the central Gaza Strip, targeting houses, gatherings of civilians and a number of civilian facilities. As a result of these attacks, 5 Palestinian civilians have been killed, and 14 others, including 4 women and 3 children, have been wounded. A member of an armed group also died of wounds received in a pervious attack.

At approximately 17:45 on Sunday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a group of Palestinian civilians near al-Rahma Mosque in al-Nussairat refugee camp. As a result, 2 civilians were killed:

1- Atiya Abdullah Mubarak, 56; and

2- Hussam Hussein Abu Shawish, 37.

Another 2 civilians were wounded.

At approximately 07:30 on Monday, an Israeli warplane fired upon a van loaded with vegetables in al-Birka Street in the south of Deir al-Balah. As a result, 3 civilians who were traveling in it were killed:

1- Tamer Rushdi Bashir, 31;

2- Ameed Zuhdi Bashir, 41; and

3- Rashid Olayan Abu Amra, 51.

On Monday morning, medical sources at the European Gaza Hospital declared that a member of an armed group died of wounds he had sustained on 16 November 2012.

Khan Yunis:

Israeli forces have launched 9 airstrikes, targeting civilians, houses, a police station and agricultural areas. As a result of these attacks, 4 Palestinian civilians, including 1 child, have been killed, and 4 others, including 2 children, were wounded.

At approximately 08:20 on Sunday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at 2 Palestinian civilians, a man and his nephew, who were walking towards their agricultural land in al-Satar al-Gharbi area in the northwest of Khan Yunis. The 2 civilians were instantly killed:

1- Ibrahim Mohammed Suleiman al-Astal, 48; and

2- Omar Mahmoud Mohammed al-Astal, 14.

At approximately 09:40, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a group of Palestinian civilians near Abdullah Bin Rawaha Mosque in Maan area in the east of Khan Yunis. 2 civilians were killed:

1- Abdullah Harb Salem Abu Khater, 21; and

2- Mahmoud Saeed Abu Khater, 34.

1 civilian was also wounded.

Rafah:

Israeli forces have launched 50 airstrikes on Rafah, including 20 targeted at the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, where the tunnels are located. Other airstrikes have targeted houses, farmlands and a police station. As a result of these attacks, 2 Palestinians, including 1 civilian, have been killed, and 6 civilians, including 2 women and 1 child, have been wounded.

At approximately 15:45 on Sunday, an Israeli warplane fired a missile at a taxi that was traveling near al-Abadla fuel station in Musabbeh neighborhood in the north of Rafah. 2 members of an armed group were traveling in the taxi. As a result of the attack, the taxi driver, Saif al-Din Mahmoud Sadiq, 27, and one of the two members of an armed group, both from Khan Yunis, were killed. The other armed group member was wounded.

3 members of the al-Hashash family, including 1 woman, were wounded when Israeli warplanes bombarded their house in the northwest of Rafah.

PCHR reiterates condemnation, expresses utmost concern for these crimes, and:

 

1- Warns of deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of this continuous Israeli military escalation, threats to expand military operations, and the continued tightened closure of the Gaza Strip; and

2- Calls upon the international community to act immediately to stop these crimes, and renews the call to the High Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention to fulfill their obligation under Article 1 of the Convention to ensure that it is respected at all times, and their responsibilities under Article 146 to pursue perpetrators of serious violations of the Convention, which are determined in Article 147, which lists violations of the Convention amounting to war crimes.

3- Calls for establishing an international fact-finding mission to investigate war crimes committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and to take necessary measures to prosecute the perpetrators.

4- Strongly condemns statements by some States regarding Israel’s right to defend itself while the number of Palestinian civilian victims, including children and women, is increasing; PCHR believes that such statements provide cover for Israel to continue to commit crimes against unarmed civilians.

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Rupert Murdoch apologizes for tweet criticizing ‘Jewish owned press’ coverage of Gaza

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ed note–Saying that Murdoch is STAUNCHLY pro-Israel is like saying Larry Flynt likes porn. And yet, despite this, when Murdoch says what the rest of the freaking world knows concerning Jewish ownership of the press, he is pilloried by the SAME organized Jewish interests who indeed DO own the press and who know this fact too well.The lesson(s) in all of this is simple–(1) Organized Jewish interests LIE on a continual basis, and (2) there is no cooperating with them and getting a pass. 
It is like making a deal with a hungry alligator that if you turn in your neighbors that somehow you will avoid being eaten too, only to find out later that you are on the menu as well. 

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Rupert Murdoch apologized late Sunday for criticizing coverage of the ongoing conflict in Gaza by what he described as the “Jewish owned press.”

On Saturday, Murdoch turned to his favorite medium for unfiltered commentary—Twitter—to weigh in on the new “Lincoln” movie and the crisis in the Middle East.

“Middle East ready to boil over any day,” the 81-year-old News Corp. chairman and chief executivewrote. “Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment.”

“Can’t Obama stop his friends in Egypt shelling Israel?” he continued.

“Lincoln film magnificent,” Murdoch, whose Twentieth Century Fox co-produced the film with DreamWorks, tweeted. “Acting and directing best [in] world. Proud to be associated, even modestly.”

“Why is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?” Murdoch wrote.

The comment was quickly criticized.

“Displaying his typically staunch pro-Israel stance,” Natasha Lennard wrote on Salon.com, “Murdoch also managed to play on an anti-Semitic trope.”

“[It] is equal parts troubling and illuminating,” Dan Murphy wrote on the Christian Science Monitor’s website. “[Murdoch] seems to believe that the owners of media outlets should require their reporting to conform to their owners political preferences and world-views, rather than reflect observed reality. It’s fair to assume that’s what happens at his sprawling press holdings, particularly his U.S.-based flag-ship Fox News.”

“That’s the illuminating part,” Murphy continued. “The troubling part is his apparent belief that Jewishness should be synonymous with support for the current Israeli government, even for Jewish-Americans.”

“When you say ‘Jewish owned press,’” Bloomberg Businessweek’s Edmund Lee tweeted in response, “do you mean @nytimes?”

Murdoch subsequently issued an apology—on Twitter.

“‘Jewish owned press’ [has] been sternly criticised, suggesting link to Jewish reporters,” he tweeted. “Don’t see this, but apologise unreservedly.”

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STOP NAZI ” PILLAR OF CLOUD”

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Nearly four years after Nazi murderous “Cast Lead” assault on Gaza, Nazi military launched another deadly attack, “Pillar of Cloud,” on Nov. 14, 2012. That day saw the assassination, by missile, of Ahmed al Jabari, Hamas’ most senior military commander.

Why did Jewish Nazi attack now, and call its invasion “Pillar of Cloud”

Nazi air attack has killed 12 members of one family in the Gaza Strip, just hours after Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, said his country was ready to “significantly expand” its operation against Palestinian fighters in the territory.
Nazi “operation” is called “Pillar of Cloud” in Hebrew, but has been altered for Western consumption to “Pillar of Defense.” In the biblical book of Exodus, God adopts the form of a pillar of cloud to protect the Israelites and confuse the Egyptian army. Like “Cast Lead,” this operation is taking place just a few weeks before Nazi elections scheduled for January 2013. Israeli governments have a longstanding political tradition of launching military attacks to divert their voters’ attention from the country’s social and economic troubles. This new assault on the besieged people of Gaza fits the bill.

Marching in lockstep with Nazi propaganda, the mainstream American media are describing the Nazi lethal air attacks as “defensive retaliation” for Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza. According to White House press releases, in a Nov. 16 call to Nazi Prime Minister Binyamin Naziyahu, Niger Barack Obama reiterated U.S. support for the Nazi regime’s “right to self-defense in light of the barrage of rocket attacks being launched from Gaza against Zionist civilians.” The president urged Netanyahu to make every effort to avoid civilian casualties.

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Muslim man stabbed in ‘hate crime attack’ outside mosque

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Ahmad Bashir was stabbed as he walked into the Masjid al-Saaliheen mosque in Flushing, Queens.


It was a moment of horror for a Muslim man who was savagely attacked outside his mosque by a crazed assailant who shouted ‘I’m going to kill you, Muslim’ as he stabbed him on Sunday morning.

The NYPD identified the victim as Ahmad Bashir, 57, who was walking into the Masjid al-Saaliheen mosque in Flushing, Queens, early on Sunday morning when the attacker came up behind him.

The man said that the merciless thug sputtered anti-Muslim statements as he plunged the knife into his body in the mosque stairwell.

Ehtashamuo Hhuqe, a fellow worshiper at the mosque, told the station: “He had him from the backside, his head – also he bit his nose. Twelve stitches – this is very horrible.”

Bashir was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where he was treated for wounds to his head, face, back and leg and later released.

Police are now hunting for the attacker, who fled the scene after stabbing him. He is described as a Hispanic male in his 40s. The Daily Mail

HIGHLIGHTS

In an interview Sunday, Mr. Ahmad said he heard steps from behind as he arrived at about 4:45 a.m., as he does every day to open the mosque for prayer. Someone then began attacking him, he said. WSJ

“I don’t understand this guy, he’s crazy,” said Mr. Ahmad, noting Sunday was the first time he had missed a full day of prayers. WSJ

Mr. Ahmad told police he had climbed the stairs to the modest strip mall mosque and was fiddling with a lock when the man approached and began yelling anti-Muslim statements, the official said. He said the man stabbed him multiple times in the back with an object he believed was a knife, the official said. WSJ

Those showing up for prayer on Sunday afternoon were stunned to see crime scene detectives going over every inch of Masjid Saaliheen. A trail of blood leads away from the house of worship. ABC Local

Detectives are searching surveillance cameras around the mosque for clues. ABC Local

 

The victim was in stable condition Kings County Hospital. No arrests have been made. NY Post

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IsraHelli officials use fake graphic to justify bombing Gaza hospitals

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As Israel steps up its targeting of civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on the fourth day of an assault that began when it violated a truce on 14 November, and calls up reservists in advance of a possible ground invasion, Israeli officials are distributing a graphic that appears intended to justify in advance the bombing of Gaza hospitals and health facilities.

The graphic published by the Israeli army is a fake hospital sign that purports to show that Hamas leaders hide under hospitals and stockpile weapons there.

Ofir Gendelman, an official spokesman for the Israeli prime minister tweeted the same image in Arabic.

Israeli attacks on hospitals during “Cast Lead”

During Operation Cast Lead,” its savage 2008-2009 assault on Gaza, Israel carried out widespread attacks on hospitals and health facilities. As a 2009 report by European develoment and rights organizations noted:

A World Health Organization (WHO) assessment of 122 health facilities in Gaza revealed that 48% were damaged or destroyed during the offensive: 15 hospitals and 41 primary health care centres were partially damaged; two primary health care centres were destroyed; and 29 ambulances were partially damaged or destroyed.

And during the 2008-2009 invasion, as The Electronic Intifada reported, Israeli forces killed 16 medical rescuers, four in one day alone. Another 57 were injured.

UN investigators find no evidence to back Israeli claims

The UN-commissioned Goldstone report examined the Israeli claims. On page 142, the report says that Israel alleged that:

Hamas systematically used medical facilities, vehicles and uniforms as cover for terrorist operations, in clear violation of the Law of Armed Conflict. This included the extensive use of ambulances bearing the protective emblems of the Red Cross and Crescent … and the use of hospitals and medical infrastructure as headquarters, situation rooms, command centres and hiding places.”

The commission of inquiry investigated the Israeli claims with regard to several hospitals that Israel had bombed, for example the al-Quds hospital in Tal el-Hawa, which had been hit by Israeli white phosphorus shells and high explosives.

It also looked at the flimsy nature of the “evidence” cited by Israel. In the case of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, this was “an interview with a ‘Hamas activist’ captured by Israel and an Italian newspaper article which in turn bases this assertion on a single anonymous source.”

“On the basis of the investigations it has conducted,” the Goldstone report said, “the Mission did not find any evidence to support the allegations made by the Israeli Government.”

Similarly, the report found no evidence to support frequent Israeli claims that ambulances were misused, and much evidence to contradict that claim. Israel’s Magen David Adom, its affiliate with the ICRC, even told the UN investigators that “there was no use of PRCS [Palestinian Red Crescent Society] ambulances for the transport of weapons or ammunition … [and] there was no misuse of the emblem by PRCS” (page 144).

In short, Israel has never presented any credible evidence to back up its claims, and yet it continues to produce propaganda like the “hospital sign” above to justify its very real crimes against Gaza’s already fragile health system.

Just how low can you go?

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