UNICEF: Israel deliberately targeting Palestinian children in Gaza

Wounded children of Palestinian Al Rakeb family are taken to the Nasser Hospital after Israeli Israeli airstrikes in Khan Yunis, GazaIf Israel’s barbaric slaughter of innocent Palestinian children doesn’t shock this Nation to its senses, nothing will?

There is no justification for the slaughter of 264 innocent little children.  This is terrorism in every sense of the word.

Everyone across the globe should be OUTRAGED. Condemn this savagery with fierceness. Palestinian lives matter!

Palestinian kids running for their livesMonica Awad, the spokeswoman of the UNICEF, condemned Israel’s targeting of women and children in its ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera yesterday, Awad said Israeli forces had deliberately killed 264 children in Gaza, which is equal to 11 children per day, and injured more than 2,000.

“Where’s the international community’s reactions to the slaughtering of children in Gaza? Where are the international human rights covenants?” she asked.

Earlier on Friday, an Israeli official said that a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire with Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had collapsed.

Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip for almost four weeks, which killed at least 1458 Palestinians and injured more than 8300 others. Almost a third of those killed are said to be children.

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41 Responses to UNICEF: Israel deliberately targeting Palestinian children in Gaza

  1. Ametia says:

    Israel ‘spied on Kerry during peace talks’

    54 min ago – Berlin (AFP) – Israel eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during doomed peace talks with the Palestinians last year, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday. The article said the Israelis and at least one other secret service list.


  2. Hey now! 08/02/2014 Austin Texas rolling out to protest for #Gaza!

    Free! Free! Palestine!

  3. This savage beast…

    Breaking News: Netanyahu: Operations will go on “no matter” how much time and how much force it takes. Israel to act “full scale” against Hamas.

  4. Ametia says:

    Do Palestinians Really Exist?

    We’re not all terrorists, we’re not “cockroaches,” and we’re certainly not an “invented” people. What you don’t know about Palestinians.

    Palestine. My late father, Abdul Musa Obeidallah, was born there in the 1930s. When I say Palestine, that’s not a political statement. It’s just a statement of fact. When he was born, there was no state of Israel. There was no Hamas. No PLO. There were just people of different faiths living together on the same small piece of land called Palestine.

    – See more at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/31/yes-we-palestinians-are-human-beings.html#sthash.cHArRFTx.dpuf

  5. Ametia says:

    Horse & PONY show, that’s all Netanyahu’s statement is. BULLSHIT

  6. Ametia says:

    So Richard Engel already knows what Bibi’s going to say. that Israel has accomplished it’s mission of destroying tunnels.and Gaza does not want the ceasefire.

  7. Ametia says:

    Netanyahu can blame USA-PBO , but there is NO STOPPING SOCIAL MEDIA, MOFO!!!

  8. Ametia says:

    MSNBC is calling PBO-Netanyahu a pissing match. Same jackasses spewing the defending Israel bullshit!

  9. Breaking News on @msnbc: Israeli Media: Israeli troops will withdraw from Gaza in 24 hours. Netanyahu to make a major statement soon.

    • Ametia says:

      Someone has told Netanyahu he’d better GET those TROOPS out of GAZA, ASAP! He can spew that “USA” get out of our business nonsense all he wants.

  10. [RARE] Mandela speaks on Palestine support during 1990 US visit

  11. Whoa!

    Netanyahu to US: Don’t second guess me on Hamas


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel.

    Sources familiar with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader advised the Obama administration “not to ever second guess me again” on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu said he should be “trusted” on the issue and about the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on cease-fire talks.

    The Obama administration on Friday condemned “outrageous” violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a “barbaric” action.

    The strong reaction came as top Israeli officials questioned the effort to forge the truce, accusing the U.S. and the United Nations of being naive in assuming the radical Hamas movement would adhere with its terms. The officials also blamed the Gulf state of Qatar for not forcing the militants to comply.

    With the cease-fire in tatters fewer than two hours after it took effect with an attack that killed two Israeli troops and left a third missing, President Barack Obama demanded that those responsible release the soldier.

    Obama and other U.S. officials did not directly blame Hamas for the abduction. But they made clear they hold Hamas responsible for, or having influence over, the actions of all factions in the Gaza Strip. The language was a distinct change from Thursday when Washington was focused on the deaths of Palestinian civilians.

    “If they are serious about trying to resolve this situation, that soldier needs to be unconditionally released as soon as possible,” Obama told reporters. He added that it would be difficult to revive the cease-fire without the captive’s release.

    • Ametia says:

      Message to Nut-YAHOO, the President and the USA have every right to QUESTION you, especially since AIPAC has been and still is bankrolling your ASSES!

  12. Why Does Israel Keep Changing Its Story On Gaza?

    Notice how Israel keeps changing its story on Gaza? First it was the kidnapped teens, 2nd rockets, 3rd defense & 4th tunnels.

  13. Israel assault on Gaza isn’t about eliminating Hamas’ tunnels. It’s about crushing & eliminating Palestinians from Gaza.

    • Ametia says:

      Better tell that to PBO, he started his talk off with “Israel has a right to defend itself, and the casualties of INNOCENT children being injured and killed is a result of Hamas and those FUCKING TUNNELS.

      • So discouraging I could cry.

      • Ametia says:

        PBO said Israel has a right to defend itself “over certain actions.”

        THIS MEANS HAMAS. not the bombing of hospitals, and stores… and the killing of children. I don’t for one moment believe they are using these children as human shields.

      • Liza says:

        POTUS should make a trip to Gaza and have a look-see at what is going on. They can’t show him just the good parts of Gaza because there aren’t any.

    • Liza says:

      It was also posted on the Five Towns Jewish Times and I copied it. Might be scrubbed by now, I don’t even know. But this is the article:

      Friday, August 01, 2014

      When Genocide is Permissible
      By Yochananan Gordon

      Judging by the numbers of casualties on both sides in this almost one-month old war one would be led to the conclusion that Israel has resorted to disproportionate means in fighting a far less- capable enemy. That is as far as what meets the eye. But, it’s now obvious that the US and the UN are completely out of touch with the nature of this foe and are therefore not qualified to dictate or enforce the rules of this war – because when it comes to terror there is much more than meets the eye.

      I wasn’t aware of this, but it seems that the nature of warfare has undergone a major shift over the years. Where wars were usually waged to defeat the opposing side, today it seems – and judging by the number of foul calls it would indicate – that today’s wars are fought to a draw. I mean, whoever heard of a timeout in war? An NBA Basketball game allows six timeouts for each team during the course of a game, but last I checked this is a war! We are at war with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people. Nothing, then, can be considered disproportionate when we are fighting for our very right to live.

      The sad reality is that Israel gets it, but its hands are being tied by world leaders who over the past six years have insisted they are such good friends with the Jewish state, that they know more regarding its interests than even they do. But there’s going to have to come a time where Israel feels threatened enough where it has no other choice but to defy international warnings – because this is life or death.

      Most of the reports coming from Gazan officials and leaders since the start of this operation have been either largely exaggerated or patently false. The truth is, it’s not their fault, falsehood and deceit is part of the very fabric of who they are and that will never change. Still however, despite their propensity to lie, when your enemy tells you that they are bent on your destruction you believe them. Similarly, when Khaled Meshal declares that no physical damage to Gaza will dampen their morale or weaken their resolve – they have to be believed. Our sage Gedalia the son of Achikam was given intelligence that Yishmael Ben Nesanyah was plotting to kill him. However, in his piety or rather naiveté Gedalia dismissed the report as a random act of gossip and paid no attention to it. To this day, the day following Rosh Hashana is commemorated as a fast day in the memory of Gedalia who was killed in cold blood on the second day of Rosh Hashana during the meal. They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over. History is there to teach us lessons and the lesson here is that when your enemy swears to destroy you – you take him seriously.

      Hamas has stated forthrightly that it idealizes death as much as Israel celebrates life. What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than obliterate them completely?

      News anchors such as those from CNN, BBC and Al-Jazeera have not missed an opportunity to point out the majority of innocent civilians who have lost their lives as a result of this war. But anyone who lives with rocket launchers installed or terror tunnels burrowed in or around the vicinity of their home cannot be considered an innocent civilian. If you’ll counter, that Hamas has been seen abusing civilians who have attempted to leave their homes in response to Israeli warnings to leave – well then, your beginning to come to terms with the nature of this enemy which should automatically cause the rules of standard warfare to be suspended.

      Everyone agrees that Israel has the right to defend itself as well as the right to exercise that right. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has declared it, Obama and Kerry have clearly stated that no one could be expected to sit idle as thousands of rockets rain down on the heads of its citizens, placing them in clear and present danger. It seems then that the only point of contention is regarding the measure of punishment meted out in this situation.

      I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?


  14. Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed: Israeli MP

    Mothers of all Palestinians must be killed- Israeli MP


    A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Daily Sabah reported.

    Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”

    “They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,” Shaked said, adding, “They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”

    The remarks are considered as a call for genocide as she declared that all Palestinians are Israel’s enemies and must be killed.

  15. I just read this article http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org that Hamas is putting their own children and civilians in harms way. Using them as human shields. The pictures of the Palestine children are horrific. I believe the Jews are capable and heartless based on John 8:44 ‘You are like your farther the devil . . . Either way children are being killed and it needs to stop. /4518/media-hamas

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