Jordan denies Israel border shooting incident
Oh, yeah: Israel Admits it Lied to U.N.
Israel Lied to the World About School Massacre in Gaza
The Gaza Rocket Squads
Please keep that incidence in mind the next time Israel makes any claim or presents any evidence!
"Israel Fakes Rocket-Fire Fatalities in Order to Launch Offensive Against Palestinians
For years there were no fatalities in Israel from the thousands of rockets fired over the border from Gaza, but after the Israeli Defense Forces launched a major offensive on December 27th against the Hamas militants responsible for the missiles, suddenly Hamas "got lucky," killing four people in Israel in three days.
But---Cui bono---it was Israel who needed Jewish fatalities to justify its aggression against the Palestinians of Gaza, and I submit an examination of the public record, along with a little common sense, will prove that Israel either faked these deaths or was actually responsible for the killings themselves.
In an interview with the Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua conducted by Todd Hasak-Lowy, a professor of modern Hebrew literature at the University of Florida, and first published at JBooks.com in June 2006. The deeply sensitive and aware Yehoshua said:
"Saddam Hussein's 40 Scuds in the Gulf War and all the Kassem rockets that have been fired at Israel since the withdrawal from Gaza haven't killed a single Israeli civilian."I had suspected that this, or something close to it, was the truth, but I lacked the ability to verify the fact, or the moral or intellectual authority to express it to any purpose. But what I could help with is acting lessons.
An Israeli perspective is found on a timeline put out by the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C., which says that "since December 27, four Israelis have been killed by rocket and mortar fire from Gaza."
Dec 27, 2008 - Beber Vaknin, 58, of Netivot was killed when a rocket fired from Gaza hit an apartment building in Netivot.
Dec 29, 2008 - Hani al-Mahdi, 27, of Aroar, a Beduin settlement in the Negev was killed when a Grad-type missile fired from Gaza exploded at a construction site in Ashkelon. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dec 29, 2008 - Irit Sheetrit, 39, of Ashdod was killed and several wounded when a Grad rocket exploded in the center of Ashdod. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.
Dec 29, 2008 - Warrant Officer Lutfi Nasraladin, 38, of the Druze town of Daliat el-Carmel was killed by a mortar attack on a military base near Nahal Oz.We will have to exclude the death of the combatant Nasraladin as being unverifiable, since it supposedly occurred behind the insurmountable veil of secrecy which covers all military force actions. But we may ask, why, if he was stationed at a military base near Nahal Oz beside the Gaza border, he would succumb to mortar attack? I should think if anyone, he would have been prepared for it. And we may assume that he was a non-Jewish member of the IDF, given that his hometown isn't one that has "Rightists buying housing in Druze town to boost Jewish population."
"Israeli President Shimon Peres (L) meets the family of Warrant Officer Lutfi Nasraladin, January 4, 2009"
Is it me, or does this scene look artificial and contrived---with no adults relating to each other, on any level? I bet this family is going to get more than the $2,500 handout given to the family of a suicide bomber. (What! That's not even a handbag!) If they're lucky, they'll get some of that good New York, 9/11 money---maybe $1.5 mil to start?
Likewise, the death of Muslim Hani al-Mahdi, along with the wounding of a dozen low-skilled Muslim workers at a construction site in Ashkelon is suspicious both for its isolated nature and its non-Jewish victims. It would be just as easy to plant a bomb at a construction site, and then claim one of the "new and improved" Grad rockets fired from Gaza had done the trick.
But the real giveaway for me is in the official pegging of the "Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack," label here. Hamas has no way of monitoring or recording what effects its direction-less and unguidable missiles achieve at such a distance. In this way, the vastly technologically superior Israeli projects his own state of awareness and oversight onto the enemy. Hamas appears glad to accept whatever responsibility Israel cares to bestow on it for the havoc and destruction visited upon southern Israel, such is the powerlessness and despair of the Palestinians.
The first Jewish victim was killed on the opening day of Israel's assault, Saturday, December 27, and in one of the earliest report I could find, still datelined Dec. 27, 2008, he is described thusly:
The Yeshiva World » Netivot Victim Identified as Beber Vaknin... The victim of the fatal Shabbos rocket attack in Netivot has been identified as Beber Vaknin, 58, a male, not a female as was reported by authorities earlier on motzei Shabbos. Vaknin, a bachelor, was unable to reach the bomb shelter on time. IDF Homefront Command officials report that Netivot officials have 30 second from the sounding of the siren until impact, twice the time of Gaza-belt and Greater Sderot Area residents who are located much closer to the Gaza border.
A report at 6:35pm GMT, on Sunday, December 28th, had this to say
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Rocket attacks plague Israeli towns
Beber Vaknin's heart was pierced by shrapnel from a rocket strike.
Israeli residents of communities close to Gaza have faced a wave of rocket fire from Palestinian militants in response to Israel's air strikes in the Strip.
Some 150 rockets and mortars have been fired, most of them on Saturday, since Israel launched its assault, killing one person and injuring about 12.
On Sunday residents of the southern town of Netivot buried Beber Vaknin, 58.
The metal worker was standing at the entrance of his apartment on Saturday when a rocket struck the third floor of the building across the street. Shrapnel pierced his heart.
Photos showed a hole in one of the building's walls, which was pocked with shrapnel marks.
(Any reason why photos of the dead Jews, like Mr. Vaknin and Irit Shitrit are available only in such low-resolution? Not a very honorific way to handle the dearly departed, unless, of course, they weren't really departed.)
A video on YouTube records a newscast in Hebrew :YouTube - Deadly Qassam attack on the Israeli city of Netivot
The subtitled English translation of the Hebrew-speaking newscaster reads: "Beber Vaknin was an alone man, orphan of his parents and childless. From all others he is the first victim of the Qassams in Netivot. His funeral was short due to the security concern. His family members mourned the tragic way he was killed." Then a woman identified as Eti Amir, "sister of Berber Vaknin of blessed memory," speaks: "It hurts me, it goes to my heart that it happened to him and that I wasn't there next to him, to caress him in his last breath. It hurts me a lot, it drives me crazy when I'm thinking about it."
Do you see the unintended irony in her reference to her heart, and the crazy talk? But a major article in The Jerusalem Post reports that Vaknin had no sister:
Kassam shrapnel kills Netivot man In Netivot, 58-year-old Beber Vaknin was killed on Saturday and five people were wounded - one seriously - when their house was hit by a rocket. All the wounded were evacuated to Beersheba's Soroka Hospital. "After the first rocket landed, people wanted to see what had happened," one of Vaknin's neighbors told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday night. "He went outside to look around when the rocket hit, and he was killed by the shrapnel. The medics said the shrapnel pierced his heart." Vaknin was unmarried and held a clerical position in the southern town. "He was a solitary, elderly guy," the neighbor continued. "He has brothers, one here in Netivot, but otherwise, he didn't have any family." By Abe Selig, THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 27, 2008 VIDEO
Unless there was a second rocket attack this story makes no sense, and it only makes sense that Vaknin didn't go to his safe room because no one anticipated Netivot being struck.
The following photograph was published in Time Inc., and it is described as being a "a hole in the 3rd-story wall" from an attack in Netivot. Apparently this is the attack that Israel claims took Vaknin's life, while he was standing in his doorway across the street.
A more logical argument would have Vaknin succumbing to a heart attack, or even a fatal injection into his heart muscle in order to cause death. As a low-key, life-long bachelor with few family connections nearby, he made for an ideal sacrifice.
Vaknin was the first rocket or mortar casualty in Netivot, supposedly representing a dramatic escalation in Hamas' ability to lob longer-range missiles into Israel---but here is the central absurdity, given the IDF's overwhelming military superiority and its total lockdown on the Gaza strip (is Hamas supposedly bringing in scores of these 122-millimeter missiles from Iran through tunnels under the Egyptian desert? Surely those tunnels should be the target of the IDF sorties then, using U.S.-made bunker-buster munitions if need be.)
Rocket kills Netivot man, six wounded - Haaretz - Israel News Residents of Netivot, which until now been largely left outside the cycle of violence, were united in their support of Israel's offensive. "We have the faith that the IDF will carry out its job," a resident said.
But that doesn't stop Israeli sources from reporting this absurdity with a straight face, and nowhere in the media is a skeptical report found.
Four Israelis Killed in Rocket Fire from Gaza
In the past two weeks, over 500 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, hitting targets surrounding the Gaza Strip, including Sderot, Ashkelon, and the Eshkol, Sha'ar HaNegev, and Sedot Negev Regional Councils. In response to the increased rocket fire, the Israel Defense Forces on Saturday began aerial attacks on Hamas military and political installations in the Gaza Strip in a continuing campaign that has been codenamed "Operation Cast Lead". Since the operation was launched on Saturday midday, Palestinians from the Gaza Strip have begun launching longer-range GRAD rockets – 122mm rockets that have the range and firepower of Katyushas employed by Hizbullah during the Second Lebanon War. Rather than a range of 8-10 km of smaller Kassams, or 10-14 km of the newer and improved Kassams, the GRADS have a range of up to 40 km, giving them the capability of hitting larger population centers at a greater distance, such as Netivot, Ofakim, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat, Ashdod, Yavne, Gedera, and even the edge of Rehovot. A GRAD rocket landed in Netivot on Saturday afternoon, killing 58-year-old Beber Vaknin as he sought refuge in the doorway of an apartment building.
The Irish Times newspaper published the photograph above with the caption:
"A grief-stricken friend of Beber Vaknin, killed by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants on Saturday, during his funeral in the southern Israeli town of Netivot yesterday.Typical of a second-rate newspaper like the Irish Times to fail to get the name and identification of such a prominently featured mourner. It is sad the way the newspaper fails journalism and us.
Photograph: Photograph: AP/Ariel Schalit"
The Washington Post, on the other hand, did a graceful front-page piece on December 29th, by Sudarsan Raghavan and Islam Abdel Kareem, Food and Medical Supplies Grow Scarce in the Gaza Strip, with the only cogently put explanation of Vaknin's death:
"Nearly 150 people gathered to pay their last respects to Beber Vaknin, 58, a reclusive bachelor. On Saturday afternoon, two hours after Israel launched its attacks on Gaza, he had stepped outside his apartment just as a rocket crashed into the building next door; the shrapnel instantly killed him."
"Some of those attending had mixed feelings about the attacks. They fondly remembered the days when they coexisted with Palestinians, often traveling to Gaza to eat lunch and visit friends.
"I don't feel great. I don't feel bad," said Tamar Vaknin, Beber's sister-in-law. "I say to myself, 'They are poor people'. It's a shame. I want things to be different."
"Others wanted Israel to escalate their attacks and invade Gaza again.
"I hope the Israeli army will not stop," said Mordechai Amar, 48, a family friend. "They should stop the terror. In order to win, you need the ground operation."
The funeral was kept short because everyone worried about incoming rockets."
Yeah, right. In the city that had never been hit before. Suddenly, everyone is up to speed.
The second supposed Jewish fatality also occurred in a town never before struck by a Hamas rocket, but rather than being a town only 15 kilometers away from the Gaza border like Netivot, this virgin territory is a town 35 kilometers away---Ashdot. [for distances see: www.israelforum.com/board/archive/index.php/t-5...]
Haaretz reported that "Hamas missiles first hit near Ashdod on Sunday. Monday's attack marked the first time the city suffered casualties from missiles."
According to this map from the Israeli Embassy in Washington, Ashdot is not within range for the best 122-mm Grad rockets that Hamas currently possess.
But on a page at globalsecurity.org they just change the map ever so slightly. While they can't get the stories straight---is this new rocket with twice the range, of Iranian manufacture, or Chinese?---they still simply call it a "standard" 122-mm rocket, but which now miraculously has twice the range and can threaten twice as much of Israel! And Hamas doesn't unleash this new weapon system they had tucked away until after Israel launched its offensive. Then, these new rockets have the luck of the Irish, striking and killing multiple targets.
Israel states unequivocally that a rocket which landed near Gan Yavne on December 28 was the Chinese made WS 1-E, but globalsecurity.org states just as unequivocally, that "The WS-1 series weapon system did not enter PLA service, and has not received any orders from foreign customers," going on to add,
"The WS-1E is compatible with legacy 122mm rockets. Each rocket is 2.94 meters in length, weighs 74 kg, carries a18 or 22 kg warhead, and is capable of engaging targets located at ranges between 20 and 40 kilometers. The WS-1E is the 122mm multiple rocket system developed by SCAIC as a successor to the PLA’s current Type 81 122mm rocket system. It is similar to the Type 90 122mm rocket system, but did not enter production."This is clear proof that the whole story of new rockets with a range between 20-km and 40-km is an an elaborate hoax put out by Israeli psychological-warfare operators, and the scores of actual missiles which may, or may not, have landed in these advanced areas, were launched by Israel itself, in a false-flag bid for sympathy and justification for attacking Gaza.
This leads me to believe that this story of an upgrade to Hamas', or the PTA's,"legacy" 122-mm rockets, with their new ability to target twice as deep within Israel, was long in the planning stages, including its development at the Sichuan Aerospace Industry Corporation, but likely to have been purely an Israeli or Western initiative---a psychological warfare conceit, which for some reason didn't pan out.
So whatever forced Israel's hand into launching its December offensive into Gaza, the intended extended-range missile product launch wasn't ready or in place. Combine these false-flag rocket attacks with four transparently faked deaths, two of whom would be impossible to reach without the new rockets, and these "truths" fall apart under the slightest examination. This is a clear and major defeat for Israel in the psy-opt war front.
Rockets fired from Gaza kill 2 Israelis within hour - Haaretz Israeli News Dec. 30, 2008
One Israel Defense Forces soldier was killed in a mortar strike in a western Negev base, and another was seriously wounded. Four others were lightly hurt in the attack. The other fatality occurred when a woman got out of her vehicle when she heard the early warning siren in the city of Ashdod, and sought shelter in a bus stop on the side of the road. She sustained critical shrapnel wounds, and later died.
Another passerby who also ducked into the bus stop for shelter suffered serious injuries in the attack. Three people were lightly hurt in Ashdod, which is situated some 35 kilometers from the Gaza border.
Hamas missiles first hit near Ashdod on Sunday. Monday's attack marked the first time the city suffered casualties from missiles, as Israel concluded a third day of aerial assaults on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.
see: Beber Vaknin, In Extremis
see: Israel's Transparent Bullshit Justification for Invading Palestinian Gaza
"The father and husband of 39-year-old Israeli Irit Shitrit mourn over her body during the funeral procession in the southern coastal Israeli city of Ashdod on December 30, 2008. Shitrit was killed last night during a Palestinian rocket attack on Ashdod. Magen David Adom, the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross, said the Ashdod blast was caused by a Grad-type rocket with a range of 25 miles. (AFP/Getty)"
I think it is very telling that even the Israelis sought out some independently credible verification that the "blast" that supposedly took Ms. Shitrit's life was caused by a "Grad-type rocket," but since when is it the Red Cross's job to determine the range of missiles? Such criminal forensic is routinely done all over the world---usually by police or military investigators. That a Jewish human-rights organization is tasked with making a determination such as this is strange in the extreme.
This is the bus stop where Irit Shitrit supposedly died, and her sister, Aylet, was seriously wounded, getting a once-over cleanup. Benjamin Netanyahu came to pay a visit here with foreign journalists and his web site has this to say:
Beginning of tour - Ashdod 11:00This is absurd on so many levels---first, because this city had never been under threat of rocket attack before. If it were under legitimate threat, would the journalists caravan around at will? What prevented a siren going off and an incoming missile attack?
The tour began with an introductory meeting with the press representatives who assembled in the city hall of Ashdod. However, the tour had really begun a few moments earlier, when a siren was heard, followed by two 'Grad' missiles which smashed into a neighborhood in Ashdod and in the nearby village of Shetulim. Netanyahu thanked Ashdod mayor, Yehiel Lassry, who volunteered to guide the group from city hall to the location where the missiles had landed. Netanyahu emphasized the importance of this kind of tour on a day like today: "This is an opportunity to explain to a global public the kind of terror the citizens of Israel are currently living under", said Netanyahu, "we will now go to the site where they landed and then continue to Ashkelon, a city which has also been the target of more than a few attacks".
On a small hill in a public garden
The journalists hurried back to the bus, which followed Netanyahu's car to the place where the missiles had fallen in Ashdod. There, next to a bus station, Ashdod resident Irit Shitrit, was killed yesterday by a Grad missile as she ran to find shelter. Netanyahu stood on a hill not far from the deserted bus station. Nothing in the quiet green garden hinted at the horror that had taken place there just a few hours earlier. "It gives you an understanding of what is going on here", Netanyahu told the journalists, "Tens of thousands of children in Israel are not going to school, hundreds of thousands of Israeli civilians live under constant terror".One of the journalists made her way to the front of the group: "Hundreds of Palestinians are being killed now. Is the IDF operation proportional at all?". "While the terrorists hide behind civilians in order to increase the number of casualties", answered Netanyahu, "we are trying as much as we can to decrease the number of civilian casualties. Calculating events according to this standard will lead you to the conclusion that Britain was wrong and Germany was right in the Second World War, since the number of British bombing victims was much smaller than number of the Germans hit in retaliatory raids". From the hill, the group proceeded to the bus station where Shitrit had tried to find shelter. The small booth could not provide her sufficient protection from the powerful blast of the Grad missile. "Mrs. Shitrit sat here, the missile went through the metal and hit her", explained Netanyahu to the foreign journalists. "If a siren were to be heard now, we would have 40 seconds to get to a secure space. Since this bus station is not a secure space, as of now you will not be able to get to a secure space even if you were Olympic runners".
A web site which attempts to debunk Israeli responsibility for what befell a Palestinian family on the Gaza beach one day in 2006, says of a slightly larger munition, a 155-mm tank shell, that it would leave a crater 4.5 meters wide and 1.75 meters deep, but in Ashdot there is nothing.
Rockets fired from Gaza kill 2 Israelis within hour
By Amos Harel and Yanir Yagana, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service, and Reuters
Two Israelis were killed Monday evening as Gaza militants pelted southern Israel with rockets and mortar shells, as Israel concluded its third day of aerial assaults on the Gaza Strip.Haaretz and Reuters got their facts wrong. It was Irit's sister, not some "passerby" who "suffered serious injuries in the attack." Surely that important fact adds to the human-interest drama of the story:
One Israel Defense Forces soldier was killed in a mortar strike in a western Negev base, and another was seriously wounded. Four others were lightly hurt in the attack.
The other fatality occurred when a woman got out of her vehicle when she heard the early warning siren in the city of Ashdod, and sought shelter in a bus stop on the side of the road. She sustained critical shrapnel wounds, and later died. Another passerby who also ducked into the bus stop for shelter suffered serious injuries in the attack.
Three people were lightly hurt in Ashdod, which is situated some 35 kilometers from the Gaza border.
Name of Ashdod Rocket Victim Released
Reported: 00:31 AM - Dec/30/08
The woman killed in the Grad rocket attack on Ashdod Monday night was 39-year-old Irit Shitrit, a resident of the city.And from The Yeshiva World:
According to Ynet, Irit and her sister had just finished a fitness workout and were driving home when the Color Red missile alert sounded. Following the instructions given out by security personnel, Irit got out of the car to seek cover when the rocket delivered its fatal blow. Her sister was also seriously wounded.
Their mother said that one of her daughters managed to notify her husband that they had been hit. Irit's husband was already in mourning. His mother died a month ago.
"Irit Sheetrit HY”D, 39, did the correct thing. She heard the siren, stopped her vehicle and headed to the bus stop for shelter. She was traveling together with her sister. The two spent the day together."Here is Irit's sister Aylet at her funeral, belying the seriousness of her condition.
The sirens were heard in Ashdod at shortly after 9:00pm. Irit stopped and together with her sister, ran for cover, realizing they must find shelter. The 122mm Katyusha rocket slammed into the bus stop and she was gravely injured and died en route to Kaplan Hospital in Rechovot. Her sister remains in serious condition."
My supposition is that the 39-year-old mother of four, Irit Shitrit, is a false flag victim rendered into a new identity in some upstate New York community of Hasidim, perhaps to undergo facial plastic surgery but not necessarily, awaiting reconciliation with her family after a sufficient cooling-down period, thereafter to live with "her little secret," which her community is all too eager to keep along with her.
The falsity and the mendacity is apparent to me in the photographs of her father, brother and husband who never show their faces in any of the images. Perhaps I am culturally deficient in some facet of the expression of Jewish grief, but I don't think so. This is not truth. This is not real.
This level of Jewish manipulation and control in the formation of reality is infinitely deeper and more malicious than the sort of agent provocateur behavior, which used to constitute the outside limit one hazarded. Like at the watchdog site, C.A.M.E.R.A, which poo-poos such talk like this:
"In perhaps the most absurd example of denying reality, Ahmed Yousef, an advisor to Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, alleged that Israel employs collaborators to shoot rockets at Israeli civilians."Its awful to come to the conclusion that every word out of these mouths is a lie. This certainly doesn't represent all Jews. It is only that fraction for whom any means to an end is suitable, laudable even. Evolved and evolving Jewish souls will have to separate out from this sort of madness by first calling it by it's correct name.
We all choose what truth to believe in. You could believe the statistics about casualties from Palestinian rocket attacks contained in this web site:
Rocket and Mortar Fatalities in Israel - The Israel Project
Total Deaths from Qassams and Mortars within Israel and in the former Israeli Settlements in Gaza including Israelis, Palestinians and Foreign Workers: 25 Total Deaths from Qassams and mortars within Israel: 17
What has occurred since July of 2006 likely has served Israeli purposes solely. Like the tiresome overacting this young woman affects. Is this one of Shitrit's four children? If so, how unbecoming. And since we are on to the tactic now, we're going to have to have open caskets, like the Palestinian infants and toddlers, whose ashen faces we see unenshrouded at funerals.
Actually, this body bag seems to have changed shape. It doesn't look like it contains a human form anymore. Is that the Rabbi checking below?
Wikipedia has the 10th protocol of the Elders of Zion, as "Staging catastrophes against one's own people, then claiming a moral high ground for leverage (False flag)" but that's not my reading of the forgery. However, like Machiavelli's tome, the Protocols should be required reading for every awakening individual who claims to understand human nature, as foul as that can be sometimes. The whole former structure of the clandestine and the covert is coming to an end now, I believe.
This crowd would constitute a conspiracy in my book. Lots of front-line Zionists banding together, justifying the ends.
Truth and justice will win out in the end. The web site, dictatorshipwatch.com, is so satirically wonderful that I shall forever love them. It took a rabid blog posting by a sweetheart named Katie at http://www.digitaljournal.com/blog/1665, and spins that little c**t on her ear, (if that's not mixing my metaphors.) But such efforts help us recognize the good Jews from the bad Jews---the perpetrators, and not the victims, as they style themselves.
It never occurred to me that when Israel withdrew its settlers from the Gaza strip, that they would lay waste to the infrastructure, leaving nothing behind, more than the outlines of the former crescent streets. Where I come from such a thing is profoundly immoral, akin to wasting food while others are starving. How would it have hurt the Israelis to have given their Semitic brothers and sisters those houses and developments? Might not such a thing be a bridge to peace? Do Jews really think themselves immune to karma? Do they ever analyze the fact they are hated so much as being a logical development?
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I also learned where "Operation Cast Lead" came from:
The Chanukah Massacre was dubbed “Operation Cast (or Solid) Lead”
so named after a Chanukah poem by H.N. Bialik, national poet of Israel
“Teacher bought a big top for me,
Solid lead, the finest known.
In whose honor, for whose glory?
For Hanukkah alone.”
From now on, Hanukkah/Chanukah will always be associated in my mind with a tragic 2008 Massacre in which Israel again took a gamble that no power in the world would raise a finger to stop their 60-year long campaign of genocide and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians but will let them have as many spins of the “solid lead” dreidel as they need to win all of Eretz Israel.
How is it that Jews can make even a toy seem like a guided missile?