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Israeli Troops Finally Out?

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Posted on Jan 21, 2009
Gaza Rubble
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After three weeks of destruction, Israel Defense Forces have pulled out of Gaza Strip. Though they still patrol Gaza’s borders. And the Israeli navy is still firing onto Gaza’s beaches. And spy planes are still flying over Gaza.

About 1,300 Palestinians dead, $2 billion in damage and thousands of devastated families later, Israel claims it has officially pulled its troops from the Gaza Strip after its three-week assault—with no formal deal between Israel and Hamas and thus no real change in relations between the two sides.

The BBC:

The Israeli army says it has completed its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, following a three-week assault against militants from the Hamas group.

Its troops will remain near the border and its spy-planes continue to fly over Gaza, and its navy vessels are still firing sporadically at Gaza’s beaches.

Earlier, the UN urged Israel to fully open all of Gaza’s borders to allow reconstruction work to begin.

Aid agencies estimate it could cost up to $2bn to repair the damage.

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By john from ojai, January 22, 2009 at 11:59 am Link to this comment
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Please contact Obama and other politicians today and demand that Israel lift the illegal blockade immediately.The blockade is an act of war and violates the 4th Geneva Convention.As long as it exists, Hamas has a duty eliminate it. Prosecute Israel for war crimes including the blockade, phosphorous bombs and targeting civilians. Demand that we stop spending $6 million a day in taxpayer money to support the Israeli war machine. Consider a one state solution that addresses the root cause which is hundreds of thousands of indigenous Palestinians having their homes and land stolen.Work for justice and peace will follow.

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By Nozferatu, January 22, 2009 at 11:02 am Link to this comment

Thank you Nefertiti for the link….

As one US Marine posted there:

““Pretty sad heh while America sleeps and slumbers and sleeps in their waterbeds. And the world has finally have the right to be angry at the US for involvement.
I am a former US Marine and a buddy of mine is former Israeli soldier/FBI jewish friend Sephardic. He hates Israel worth a passion. Nothing like having a friend with first hand experience who knows what happened and walks away from the tragedy. Soon, all the more to be leaving America, whom I served my country, has gone and turned facists. Let me give you a little hint. Ever notice the Lincoln memorial, and ever notice the stripes on his chair? Those are facists. They made him out to be a facist. And how about those decorations in the US Senate in the background. Facists decorations. Amazing heh?

Sincerely Yours,
David Maxie
Former US Marine.””

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By Fadel Abdallah, January 22, 2009 at 11:00 am Link to this comment

By Gulam, January 22 at 7:56 am #

“I am not religious, I do not believe in God at all, Judaism is my race, my ethnicity.”
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Gulam,

Though I liked your revealing post, I think you’re mistaken about using the term “Judaism” to refer to a race or ethnicity. “Judaism” is a term used to refer to the religion of the Jews. Your race is actually “Semitic” like the race of the Arabs, and the the term “Jew” should refer to the ethnicity within that race. “Israeli” is supposed to refer to a nationality in the modern sense of the word. But the problem is that many people, including many Jews, think that the term “Judaism” is both a religion and an ethnicity.

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By nefertiti, January 22, 2009 at 10:39 am Link to this comment

check this link for more Obscenities , hidden by the US media

http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/phopto-gallery-of-gazas-martyred-children/

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By nefertiti, January 22, 2009 at 10:33 am Link to this comment

Not REALLY some are still there , the gunships are in a circle around Gaza shooting at its fishermen and any civilian in the Area in the port area . they injured 4 people and destroyed a home TODAY (on AL jazeera and Haaretz ) the US media and CNN and BBC still have not paid attention to this break of Ceasefire . they must be waiting for Hamas to retaliate to Announce it to the world .

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By Gulam, January 22, 2009 at 8:56 am Link to this comment

In 1980 I took the full Ulpan course in Israel, the course in language and culture given to new immigrants to Israel. During the three months of this course I spoke with each member of the class, most of whom were from Russia, and a clear majority of the students would have agreed completely with this statement “I am not religious, I do not believe in God at all, Judaism is my race, my ethnicity.” They often stated it precisely that way without my asking. Why do Americans feel obliged to support atheist Zionists with their socialized, free-love kibbutzim, their hot-pants, halter-tops and night clubs while helping to drive out the straight-laced, modest, Christian and Muslim Arabs?

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By Nozferatu, January 22, 2009 at 1:25 am Link to this comment

By the way,

Here are some images and video of the subhuman pieces of shit dropping white phosphorous on CHILDREN’S SCHOOL.

Please be warned…it is somewhat graphic.

http://cc.aljazeera.net/node/47

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45397000/jpg/_45397730_006735951.jpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7841999.stm

Man I can’t wait for justice to be served to these people…I just can’t wait.

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By Nozferatu, January 22, 2009 at 1:16 am Link to this comment

Hemi:

Yes you are correct.  They really did sucker us this time real good….placing a black guy in office while they brainwash people with “change.”

There are even more zionist bastards in the cabinet and white house now than before.

They are trying their best to integrate and infiltrate as deeply into the system as possible.  Makes it much harder to get rid of them this way.

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By Steve E, January 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm Link to this comment
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I assume the only winner in this act of debauchery is the bloodthirsty Israeli Foreign Minister Livni. I hope 1,300 dead, 2 billion dollars in damage and approx. 2 billion in costs for genocide will be enough to bolster her election fortunes. This is truly a vile person. Anyway the U.S. government will pick-up the tab. Neocon Zionists are vermin.

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By Fadel Abdallah, January 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm Link to this comment

May every one of this terrorist army will be out of this world and go straight to hellfire, along with the evil terrorist political-military-industrial complex in both Israel and the U.S.!

Amen!

This will be my prayer for today, tomorrow and every day for the rest of my life, and I do pray five times a day!

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By Hemi*, January 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm Link to this comment

And this exit completed just as Bush leaves and Barry takes over. Things that make you go hmmmm!

If in fact the Israelis were still in Gaza and Barry said virtually nothing that would tip everyone off very early in his term that he is a closet Zionista. Three words folks: Rahm Israel Emanuel.

I reiterate, there is one team in the game and they never lose.

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