Editor’s notice: Humorous that Stuart would ship us this coinciding with Zelensky’s announcement that he deliberate to create a brand new Israel in Ukraine. Additionally the day we acquired affirmation that Zelensky ordered an ethnic cleaning of Bucha of “Russian collaborators” who have been thrown in mass graves.
Blame the Russians? Like they couldn’t have worn out the city and put the our bodies in vans. It will have taken an hour.
Does anybody keep in mind Auschwitz? You already know, after all not one spec of Jewish DNA was present in a grave there. The story is that the Germans, whereas fleeing the Russians dug up all of the ashes from the 6 million (later lowered by 85%) they then mentioned have been gassed there and the ashes taken to secret places in Bavaria, maybe hidden away with the WMD’s Rumsfeld and Cheney have been searching for after 9/11. Now for Stuart Littlewood, quickly to be pushing his third decade at VT. Signed Gordon Duff
by Stuart Littlewood
First revealed 6 April 2022
Proper now the air is thick with accusations towards Russia for atrocities in Ukraine particularly the alleged bloodbath of civilians. And main the cost is US President Biden demanding the ICC (Worldwide Felony Courtroom) investigates. The US withdrew from membership of the ICC in 2002 citing considerations that it clashed with the US Structure. Properly, that’s their story.
Israel isn’t a member both and refuses point-blank to co-operate with the ICC’s investigations into its warfare crimes dedicated in Gaza and the West Financial institution since 2014. However Israel’s outrages towards the Palestinians return a great distance earlier than then.
We’ve all heard in regards to the Deir Yassin bloodbath.
Right here’s an account of what occurred:
The Irgun attacked the village from the southeast, Stern attacked it from the east whereas the Haganah bombarded the village with mortars. Round 80 Palestinian villagers fought heroically and tried to guard the residents and the village from the over 1000 Zionist terrorists, however, with few weapons and restricted ammunition, they’d little likelihood towards fully-armed terror gangs. On this three-front battle, the Zionists used all types of automated weapons, missiles, cannons, and tanks.
The preventing continued till round 15:30 afternoon when the Palestinians ran out of ammunition. The Zionists opened fireplace at whoever they caught attempting to flee, after which moved into the village and began their “clear up”: they moved from one home to the opposite, torturing civilians earlier than killing them, executing the injured, raping girls, slaughtering youngsters. Those that weren’t killed by machine weapons or grenades have been slaughtered with knives. Entire households have been lined up towards the wall of their properties and executed. Pregnant girls have been bayoneted and the our bodies of kids have been mutilated. Cash and jewellery have been snatched from the our bodies of victims and different private belongings have been stolen earlier than homes have been burnt. Of the 144 homes of Deir Yassin, at the very least 15 have been blown up over the heads of their inhabitants by the Zionist terror gangs.
Most sources put the variety of martyrs at 254, some as much as 360, together with 25 pregnant girls who have been bayoneted and 52 youngsters who have been maimed in entrance of their moms earlier than being beheaded and the moms slain, and 60 different girls and ladies have been additionally killed and their our bodies mutilated. The our bodies have been present in homes and underneath the rubble of the destroyed properties, together with the maimed our bodies and components of our bodies of 150 girls, youngsters, and aged, and plenty of have been scattered alongside the streets of the village. Along with these butchered of their properties, 25 Palestinian males have been rounded up by the Zionist terrorists, loaded onto a truck, and paraded by Jerusalem in a kind of “victory tour” earlier than being executed at a close-by quarry and buried in a mass grave.
Additionally, round 150 girls and kids who survived the bloodbath have been uploaded into vans and paraded bare by the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem, the place Jewish residents mocked, insulted, and attacked them, some even took images, after which some have been returned to the village and executed, others “dumped” in Jerusalem. In the course of the battle and the bloodbath, some residents of Deir Yassin managed to flee from the western entrance of the village and ran to close by Ein Karim. There, they requested the stationed Arab troopers to assist Deir Yassin, however the troopers declined to say that they’d orders to not intervene.
Then there’s Lydda. I notably like this story from Could 2003 by an irate airline passenger:
“This morning on a flight from Rome to Tel Aviv, after touchdown the pilot introduced within the microphone: ‘Welcome to Palestine’. I feel that is essentially the most disgusting factor for a pilot to say.”
It led to a protracted and acrimonious argument with many demanding dire punishments for the Alitalia pilot.
However he made a sound level.
Ben Gurion airport, which serves Tel Aviv, was previously Lydda airport. Lydda, a significant city in its personal proper throughout the British mandate, was designated Palestinian within the 1947 UN Partition. In July 1948 Israeli terrorist troops seized Lydda, shot up the city, and drove out the inhabitants. On this report by Donald Neff we’re advised how, as a part of the ethnic cleaning, the Israelis massacred 426 males, girls, and kids. 176 of them have been slaughtered within the city’s major mosque. Of all of the blood baths they are saying this was the largest. See additionally right here for lurid particulars. Right here’s an extract…
Out of the 19,000 individuals who used to name Lydda dwelling, just one,052 have been allowed to remain.
Yitzhak Rabin, the Nobel Prize winner, wrote in his diary quickly after Lydda’s and Ramla’s occupation: “After attacking Lydda, Ben-Gurion would repeat the query: What’s to be achieved with the inhabitants?, waving his hand in a gesture which mentioned: Drive them out!…” (Soldier Of Peace, p. 140-141)
The rest have been pressured to stroll into exile within the scalding July warmth leaving a path of our bodies – males, girls, and kids – alongside the way in which. The cruelty, on high of being robbed of every little thing, was horrific.
“The residents of Lydda have been promised that in the event that they congregated in mosques and church buildings they’d be secure. On July 12, a quick firefight broke out in Lydda between Israeli troopers and a Jordanian reconnaissance workforce wherein two Israelis have been killed. In retaliation, the Israeli commander issued orders to shoot anybody on the streets. Israeli troopers turned their wrath at these cowering in mosques and church buildings, killing scores of them within the Dahmash mosque alone. Palestinians venturing from their properties have been additionally shot and killed. No less than 250 Lyddans have been killed and plenty of others wounded.
“That very same day, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion ordered all of the Palestinians expelled. The order mentioned: “The residents of Lydda have to be expelled rapidly with out consideration to age.” It was signed by Lieutenant Colonel Yitzhak Rabin, operations chief of the Lydda-Ramleh assault and later Israel’s army chief of workers and its prime minister in 1974-77 and once more right this moment since 1992. An identical order was issued about Ramleh.
“The subsequent day the huge pressured exodus of the Palestinians started. The Ramlehans have been luckier than their neighbors from Lydda. A lot of the Ramleh expellees have been pushed into exile in buses and vans. The Lydians have been pressured to stroll.
“The exodus was an prolonged episode of struggling for the refugees.
“The commander of Jordan’s Arab Legion, John Bagot Glubb Pasha, reported: ‘Maybe 30,000 folks or extra, nearly completely girls and kids, snatched up what they may and fled from their properties throughout the open fields… It was a blazing day in July within the coastal plains-the temperature about 100 levels within the shade. It was 10 miles throughout open hilly nation…. to the closest Arab village of Beit Sira.’
Israeli historian Benny Morris reported: “All of the Israelis who witnessed the occasions agreed that the exodus, underneath a scorching July solar, was an prolonged episode of struggling for the refugees, particularly from Lydda. Some have been stripped by troopers of their valuables as they left city or at checkpoints alongside the way in which …. Nimr Khatib put the dying toll among the many Lydda refugees throughout the trek eastward at 335; Arab Legion commander John Glubb Pasha extra fastidiously wrote that ‘no one will ever know what number of youngsters died.”
The assault on Lydda was led by Israel’s nice ‘hero’ Moshe Dayan, who was later to develop into protection minister and overseas minister, and witnessed by two American information correspondents. One recorded that “virtually every little thing of their manner died. Riddled corpses lay by the roadside.” The opposite wrote that he noticed “the corpses of Arab males, girls and even youngsters strewn about within the wake of the ruthlessly sensible cost”.
The homicide spree was adopted by systematic looting. Israeli troops carried away 1,800 truckloads of Palestinian property. Jewish immigrants then flooded in and Lydda was given a Hebrew title, Lod.
Let’s wipe ‘em off the map
So Israel has no actual proper to Lydda/Lod/Ben Gurion airport – it was stolen in a terror raid, as was one other city we hear a lot about – Sderot.
That’s the place, say Israel’s propagandists, Hamas rockets have been “raining down”. It’s a bitch that types the principle plank of their efforts to justify the bloodshed Israel has inflicted on the folks of Gaza. They use it advert nauseam to brainwash the media and their very own folks. Their pimps and stooges, returning to those shores after indoctrination, repeat it right here. They studiously depend and broadcast the variety of erratic, backyard shed Qassam rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, with out ever admitting to the large variety of missiles, bombs and shells that Israel’s high-tech army fires into the tight-packed humanity of Gaza with rather more murderous impact.
These sympathetic to Israel ought to know that Sderot has no enterprise being the place it’s. It’s constructed on the lands of a Palestinian village known as Najd, which was ethnically cleansed by Jewish terrorists in Could 1948, simply earlier than Israel was declared a state and on the fag-end of Britain’s watch because the mandated authorities once they have been packing as much as depart. The 600+ villagers have been pressured to flee for his or her lives. This and plenty of different atrocities have been dedicated whereas nobody was trying.
Palestinian Arabs owned over 90 % of the land in Najd. In line with UN Decision 194 and the Common Declaration of Human Rights, they’ve a proper to return dwelling. However as we now have come to count on, Israel refuses to acknowledge the rights of others and won’t enable them again. Anyway, what’s there for them to return to? The 82 properties in Najd have been bulldozed as a part of Israel’s wipe-‘em-off-the-map coverage.
Najd was one among 418 Palestinian villages and cities ethnically cleansed and erased by Zionist Jews. Its inhabitants presumably turned refugees in close by Gaza and their households are most likely nonetheless residing within the depressing camps there. The irony is that a few of them might have been manning the rocket launchers.
When Barack Obama visited Sderot he spouted the well-worn mantra backing Israel’s proper to guard its residents from rocket assaults. “If any individual was sending rockets into my home the place my two daughters sleep at evening, I’d do every little thing to cease that, and would count on Israel to do the identical factor.” Sure, properly mentioned, Obama. However let’s hope you wouldn’t be so silly or boastful as to settle your loved ones on land stolen out of your neighbor at gunpoint.
After Israel’s atrocities regular poodle service was resumed by the West
Quick-forward to 2009 and the aftermath of Israel’s Operation Solid Lead. When the 22-day blitzkrieg was over, almost 1,400 Palestinians had been slaughtered of whom four-fifths have been civilians and 350 youngsters, and over 5,000 wounded.
Israel had destroyed or broken 58,000 properties, 280 faculties, 1,500 factories, water and sewage installations, and 80 % of agricultural crops. The price to Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was estimated at $660 to 900 million whereas the entire financial value was put at $3 to three.5 billion.
It was actually a non-war, mentioned Norman Finkelstein in his e book This Time We Went Too Far, and testimonies of Israeli troopers included remarks like: “There was nothing there… nothing moved”; “No actual resistance”; “Everybody was dissatisfied about not partaking anybody”.
In direction of the top of the invasion Israeli overseas minister, Tzipi Livni mentioned: “Hamas now understands that while you fireplace on Israel’s residents it responds by going wild – and it is a excellent factor.” She later waxed happy with how Israel had “demonstrated actual hooliganism” and mentioned she would fortunately repeat her choices as a result of they have been meant to revive Israel’s deterrence and had achieved so.
And after that murderous binge wherein Gaza has been decreased to rubble and its civilian inhabitants devastated, what did the European Union’s 27 overseas ministers do?
They sat right down to dinner in Brussels with Livni.
This will need to have come as a slap within the face for the thousands and thousands of justice-loving EU residents who have been anticipating to see Ms. Livni arrested for crimes towards humanity the minute she set foot outdoors Israel.
However no. All was forgiven. Regular poodle service was resumed. Israel’s admirers in Europe queued as much as pay with our tax cash for the humanitarian and financial wreckage, and to supply Israel the providers of EU member states in serving to to show the screw but once more on the folks Israel had terrorized, abused, and dispossessed for 60 years.
By no means thoughts that the EU had spent billions over time on infrastructure initiatives in Gaza, solely to see them wantonly smashed by Israel’s army. The EU was particularly keen to assist with stopping the ‘smuggling’ of arms to the Palestinians, who by then have been crushed and stripped of every little thing amid the ruins of their properties, their wrecked utilities, their shattered hospitals and faculties, and confronted with a public well being catastrophe. That’s what occurs when folks have solely AK47s, RPGs, and ineffective rockets to fend off a ruthless occupying power bristling with all of the armor and high-tech weaponry of recent warfare.
And nonetheless, the unlawful army occupation goes on together with the indiscriminate killing of civilians, abductions, imprisonment and even torture of kids, confiscation, and destruction of property and livelihoods, restriction of motion, and interference in each facet of Palestinian life. Israel is branded by an growing variety of organizations as an apartheid state practising its vile racist insurance policies on the ‘inferior’ Muslim and Christian residents of the Holy Land.
Appropriate me if I’m incorrect, however I used to be underneath the impression that individuals underneath unlawful occupation and siege are entitled in worldwide legislation to take up arms towards their oppressors. Israel’s relentless assaults to annihilate Gaza’s civil society was illegal and a warfare crime then, and is right this moment. Who’re we to disclaim them their proper of self-defense…. and justice?
© Stuart Littlewood – 5 April 2022