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Mar-23-2011 17:28printcommentsVideo

Time to add Palestine to the 'No-Fly Zone'

Every person in Gaza lives in peril.

Damage from 22 March 2011 Israeli attack in Gaza
Photos and video by Ken O'Keefe in Gaza

(GAZA CITY / SALEM) - This latest video shows the reality of Gaza; Israel's constant merciless inhumane treatment of human beings trying to survive the bombs dropped by F-16's manufactured in the United States, paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

This father's home was rocked by an
Israeli bomb dropped near their home.

What is taking place in Gaza is as bad as anything in history. For those innocent people facing death from an enemy they did not offend, or otherwise violate, fairness does not even exist.

Israeli drones can still be heard overhead as the video shows an industrial part of Gaza City that was struck around 11:30 p.m. on 22 March 2011.

Near the 'target' of the Israeli military, are homes that families live in. About 150 metres away from where a massive bomb struck, windows were shattered as children slept. Three children in one home were transported to the hospital, and several adults were also injured.

Windows in Gaza family home blown out by Israeli bomb.

This, in an an area adjacent to the attack.
This, as eight other Gazans, at least four of whom were civilians, were targeted and killed in the Israeli bombing attacks.
Try to imagine this taking place in your town.

Even if militants are fighting and rebelling against the constant attacks from Israel; it is the families who pay the ultimate price, and this is not right. This aerial bombing of Gaza is not an act the American public would tolerate if they had real unfiltered news from the mainstream media, and that is a fact.

What people in the U.S. and all western nations need to understand, is that people in Gaza don't have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which affects so many U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam, etc. Gazans suffer from Constant Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD) because their involuntary 'tour of war' is one that involves their entire lives. Gaza and all of Palestine should be added to the current No-Fly Zone under enforcement in Libya.

Incredible perspective by Sami Yusuf and
Outlandish: "Try Not To Cry"

The lessons learned from Israel's brazen attack on Gaza's civilian population during Operation cast lead involved a long list of violations of international law. As revealed in our report, Wanted Posters Issued for Alleged Israeli War Criminals, there are many Israeli war criminal suspects now sought for violations of international law and like former U.S. President George W. Bush, they face arrest in a number of countries around the world and are therefore greatly restricted in movement. Only the U.S. government's veto in the United Nations has prevented Israel from being held accountable, based on the war crimes investigation headed by United Nations Judge Richard Goldstone, who is a Jew from South Africa.

There is no excuse; the United States does not even need to take part. The Royal Air Force and French Air Force should lead the action and tell Israel that no more bombings of targets in Gaza will be tolerated. This is a humanitarian issued of the highest order, because the western governments have funded and thus allowed Israel to rise to power, then be overtaken by an uncompromising right wing government.

For years now, every person in Gaza has been in peril. Israel on the other hand, comparatively, has seen little violence. Israel's actions create environments that breed resentment and drives members of an oppressed population who has lost almost everything to Israel already, to seek revenge.

Here is Ken O'Keefe's 22 March 2010 report from war torn Gaza

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Ken O'Keefe is a former U.S. Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequently spoke out about the use of depleted uranium as a "crime against humanity" and the US military using soldiers as "human guinea pigs" with experimental drugs that were directly linked to Gulf War syndrome. He is also a social entrepreneur utilizing direct action marine conservation, he is more widely known for leading the human shield action to Iraq and as a survivor of the Israeli attack on the MV Mavi Marmara in which he participated in "defending the ship" and "disarming two Israeli Commandos". On January 7, 2004, O'Keefe burned his US passport in protest of "American Imperialism" and called for US troops to immediately withdrawal from Iraq. He replaced his US passport with a "World Passport", subsequently proclaiming himself a "Citizen of the World" with “ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth." Ken is also legal citizen of Ireland and Palestine citizenship. Read Ken O'Keefe's Biography, you can also visit Ken's Ken's Website alohapalestine.com

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Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 65 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can send Tim an email at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com




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Gil April 13, 2011 1:15 am (Pacific time)

KEN is my hero. 

EDITOR: all vulgarity will be demolished. Be more civilized in your expressions and perhaps your voice will be heard. 


ikas April 11, 2011 5:55 pm (Pacific time)

moronic and absurd.. where are these morons when it comes to launching attacks from Gaza against innocent Israelis? that's always justified.

Editor: It is a tiny number in comparison. Israel is at least 100 times worse.


Israel Muse April 11, 2011 1:34 pm (Pacific time)

Ken O'Keefe its time to give up on your bullshit parade, your lies will only get you so far mate... Free Gaza movement are distancing themselves from you as is,

Editor: Well what the hell would you know about the Free Gaza movement and what they think?  You're a pig, you work for Israel and it is funny that you think you even are qualified to mention his name you Zionist blood hound.  You try to represent Free Gaza from your false position while Ken IS Gaza, Ken doesn't sit around and play games like this, he is hands on dedicated and down with the program like nobody else.  I know the fact that he is a real man really screws people up, and it is true that there are shills in the movement who only work for Israel (wink!) but all you idiots do is soil yourselves in public by writing and you should realize that because not just his friends and supporters, but the whole world knows who Ken O'Keefe is and friend, they will never know you.  You are exceptionally unimportant and may be a real contender for the 'STUPID COMMENT OF THE MONTH' award.  

perhaps you need a good massage and a break to refresh your brain for the hypocritical crap you talk....

Editor: Ken is not what you suggest, just watch the videos and reports here and see what he is doing for the people of Gaza.  And for the record, Ken is playing for keeps and so are we.  Genocide and torture are not games nor are they allowed to carry on for very long.  When I read and watch Ken's reports about the Samouni family it makes me sad the way people like you make me sick.  It is very serious.


Hans April 11, 2011 1:16 pm (Pacific time)

Crazy Ken... Yeah, right... The British and the French, with their closest base being in Cyprus are going to fight one of the best air forces in the world?!...

Editor: Isn't keyboard bravery 'neat'?  It allows little morons to write whatever they want, how quaint!  

I think that Ken has been drinking the piss to long...

Editor: You know 'Mate' maybe you shouldn't be trying so hard, you don't have even the most basic grasp on the English language, bet your Hebrew is right on time though eh?  You're the only piss drinker here today you idiot.  

And, by the way Ken, Goldstone recanted his allegations of war crimes vis a vie Israel.

Editor: No he didn't, he isn't changing squat in that report.  I mean he's rolling on the ground like a fish and all of that, but he was taken out of context and has no intention of changing the Goldstone Report, looks like you are so full of crap that it is affecting your brain's ability to function.  

Plus, the only warrants issued against Israelis and Bush are by moonbat regimes (like Iran) and crazies like yourself who can go to a judge according to "universal jurisdiction" laws and have a warrant issued. Such warrants prove nothing other then that some people are waging a war through legal tactics.

Editor: The fact that Bush and so many Israeli officials are scared to fly the public airways is one of our condolence prizes, and some bizarre form of proof that we are not as crazy as it might seem.  I mean I give you that, we are crazy for thinking that such a small band of humanity could ever take on an evil giant like Israel, but some people don't take the time to think about that.  

Also, I note that you're silent on the Palestinians willfully and deliberately targeting Israeli civilians. Color me surprised - NOT!

Editor: Don't you guys have a good  inner-office memo system?  It was revealed long ago that Ken and myself and thousands of others like us are not into seeing anyone die, it is tragic and sad.  However man can only take so much battering and abuse before they have to do something in return, it is human nature,.  

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