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PHOTOS - Israeli Drone Attacks Killing 7 Gazans, Responding Resistance Rocket Kills Israeli

Israel's addiction to war gets a payback.

Victim of Israeli drone attacks
Martyred after Israeli attack on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011.
Photo: PalToday.com

(SALEM) - Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants in Gaza according to The Associated Press Saturday. Forces within Gaza responded with a volley of rockets aimed at southern Israeli towns, and one Israeli has died in the return attacks.

Israel never does stop attacking the mostly defenseless people of Gaza, sort of like a dog that bites at you every time you walk by, but occasionally goes for the throat.

This time however Israel got one of its own killed, and it is a sad price for an addiction to war and violence that represents the Netanyahu regime in the so-called 'Jewish state'.

It began Saturday when Israel drones killed seven people in Gaza in an unprovoked attack. This is the type of attack our reporter Ken O'Keefe covered frequently during his several recent months in Gaza. Israeli attacks represent the very face of what they claim to fear: terrorism.

No wonder the world's political arena has become such a dreadful, distrustful and deceitful place, but they could never do it without the complicity of the major media.

Gaza is surrounded by Israeli walls and sniper towers. Absolutely anyone Israel kills they deem to be a 'militant' and the west buys it. However the victims of Israel's attacks were part of Gaza's defence force, according to Al Qassam website. AL-Qassam Brigades in Palestine are the military wing of the Islamic resistance movement Hamas.

With regard to the first attack Saturday, Hamas said, "Israeli war planes shelled the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, with medics reporting five people were killed and three injured."

Witnesses told Hamas that Israeli forces fired two shells at a site used by Islamic Jihad's armed wing near Tal al-Sultan, northeast of Rafah city.

A medical official in Gaza, Adham Abu Salmiya, said five were killed and three injured in the strike, and transferred to Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah.

The names of those who died are:

  • Ahmed Ash-Sheikh
  • Khalil Basil
  • Abu Al-Ata
  • Emad Baker
  • Mohammed Shatat

Al-Quds brigades said in a statement that it was one of their military sites in Rafah that was attacked, and a number of fighters were killed and injured. The brigades said they will respond soon with an attack inside Israel, and that an Israeli army spokesman has confirmed the attack.

Then in another release, Hamas states that a fresh Israeli raid on southern Gaza Strip on Saturday killed two more Palestinians affiliated with the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad. Medical sources said that four were wounded in the same raid including one in a serious condition. The names of those killed were not yet released.

Israeli warplanes also launched a raid on Beit Lahia in northern Gaza while Israeli occupation forces opened machine gun fire at the eastern flank of the Strip.

The Response

Damage in Israel

It's sort of a paradox: Israel just released more than a thousand Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the release of their single POW held in Gaza, Gilad Shalit. The years he has been held by Hamas have made him a central figure in Israeli culture, which should make Israelis realize the immense value of just a single life, which they are so willing to snuff out in the name of 'Israeli security'. So now an Israeli has been killed as a response to their own unprovoked attack.

The Website forward.com reports that rockets were fired from Gaza into Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gan Yavne, and around Be’er Sheva, where a total of 17 trauma victims were reported.

'As a result of the escalation, classes were canceled in Ashdod, Ashkelon and other towns in the 40-kilometer range from Gaza. Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva also called off classes, which were due to begin on Sunday.'

According to Hamas' Al Qassam website:

"In response to the Israeli attacks against the Palestinian people, which led to killing 7 Palestinians in the past hours, Israeli media reported that a man had died from his injuries after a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip hit the southern city of Ashkelon."

More than 20 projectiles and mortar bombs are said to have hit different sites in southern Israel on Saturday, wounding two civilians and damaging buildings, Israeli police and the army said.

The mainstream press defines itself with a New York Times headline today: Israeli Drone Strike Kills Militants in Southern Gaza. They don't mention that Israel 'militants' struck first, which defines a clear breakdown of journalistic ethics.

I already know the NY Times is an apartheid supporting media group; they back Israeli war crimes routinely and publish non-factual propaganda provided by government flacks and sometimes, in the cases of Jason Blair and Judith Miller, they don't even need government propaganda, they literally just make the news up.

What they should be asking, is:

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing war crime is being stopped once and for all?" (Special thanks to Karin Rougeau)

From: Gaza Under Attack – Oct 29, 2011 – in pictures

Palestinians wheel the body of a Palestinian resistance fighter of Islamic Jihad killed in an Israeli air strike into the al-Najar hospital in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on October 29 2011.

Palestinians carry one of five dead bodies of Islamic Jihad resistance into the morgue of Al Najar hospital following an Israeli air strike on an Islamic Jihad training base in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Medics wheeling one of the shuhada of the Israeli attack on Islamic Jihad compound, Oct 29, 2011 AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians wheel the body of a Palestinian resistance fighters of Islamic Jihad killed in an Israeli air strike into the al-Najar hospital in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on October 29 2011. Six Islamic Jihad resistance fighters were killed in the Israeli air raid on Gaza, the Palestinian organisation said, warning of a retaliation. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians wheel the body of a Palestinian resistance fighters of Islamic Jihad killed in an Israeli air strike into the al-Najar hospital in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on October 29 2011. Six Islamic Jihad resistance fighters were killed in the Israeli air raid on Gaza, the Palestinian organisation said, warning of a retaliation. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians stand next to the bodies of resistance fighters, killed in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital morgue in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip October 29, 2011. Israeli forces attacked an Islamic Jihad camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing a commander of the Palestinian faction and four other resistance fighters, officials on both sides said. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian mourns at a hospital following an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip October 29, 2011. Israeli forces attacked an Islamic Jihad camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing a commander of the Palestinian faction and four other resistance fighters, officials on both sides said. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian man grieves outside the al-Najar hospital in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on October 29 2011, after six Islamic Jihad militants were killed in the Israeli air raid on Gaza, the Palestinian organisation said, warning of a retaliation. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man grieves outside the al-Najar hospital in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on October 29 2011, after six Islamic Jihad resistance fighters were killed in the Israeli air raid on Gaza, the Palestinian organisation said, warning of a retaliation. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

A Palestinian man mourns at the morgue of Al Najar hospital following an Israeli air strike on an Islamic Jihad training base in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Palestinians wheel into the al-Najar hospital an injured Palestinian resistance fighter of Islamic Jihad following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on October 29 2011. Six Islamic Jihad resistance fighters were killed in the Israeli air raid on Gaza, the Palestinian organisation said, warning of a retaliation. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians wheel a wounded man to the treatment room of Al Najar hospital following an Israeli air strike on Islamic Jihad resistance fighter training camp in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Todays martyr's Ahmad Khaleel is now a mother of 5 martyrs.

Palestinians carry the body of martyr Basel Abu Alata, at the morgue of Al Najar, after attack on Gaza Strip, Oct 29, 2011

Palestinians wheel the body of a resiatance fighter killed in an Israeli air strike at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip October 29, 2011. Israeli forces attacked an Islamic Jihad camp in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing a commander of the Palestinian faction and four other resistance fighter, officials on both sides said. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians bring the body of a killed resistance fighter to a morgue of Al Najar hospital following an Israeli air strike on Islamic Jihad resistance fighters training camp in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Martyr of Israeli Attacks on Gaza | Oct 29, 2011

Martyred after Israeli attack on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Martyred after Israeli attack on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Martyred after Israeli attack on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Shaheed due to Israeli attack on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Shaheed due to Israeli attack on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

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Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Mourners with the Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Mourners with the Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Mourners pay respect to the Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Mourners pay respect to the Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Mourners pay respect to the Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Mourners pay respect to the Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Shaheed due to Israeli attacks on Gaza, Oct 29, 2011 | Picture by PalToday.com

Palestinians wheel the wounded into the al-Najar hospital in Rafah following a evening Israeli air strike on the southern Gaza Strip on October 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians wheel the wounded into the al-Najar hospital in Rafah following a evening Israeli air strike on the southern Gaza Strip on October 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians wheel the wounded into the al-Najar hospital in Rafah following a evening Israeli air strike on the southern Gaza Strip on October 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Palestinians wheel the body Sami Abu Sabt into the al-Najar hospital in Rafah following a evening Israeli air strike on the southern Gaza Strip on October 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

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salim February 29, 2012 5:27 am (Pacific time)

I think considering Israel suvival a good palistinian is the dead one

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