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Muslims Intend and Attempt Genocidal Jihad Against the Jewish State; When Israel Defends Itself, World Media Sides with the Jihadists, and EU and USA Deplore Israel's Efforts at Self-Defence
Three utterly-typical samples of the reporting of this latest episode in the Ummah's neverending Jihad against the Jews.
First, from The Australian, channelling the reliably Islamophile AFP. The reader must supply, mentally, the words 'Arab Muslims' or 'Arab Muslim' every time the word 'Palestinians' or 'Palestinian' appears.
'Israeli Air Strikes Kill 14 in Gaza'.
One should note that there is no 'Australian' news report with a headline reading - 'Gaza Muslims Hammer Israel with Rockets Randomly Aimed at Israeli Jewish Civilians.' - CM
'Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed 14 Palestinians, including a militant group chief, medics said, in the deadliest 24 hours in the border area in more than three years.
'Two men riding a motorcycle in the town of Khan Yunis were killed in a raid, medics said. They had earlier reported one man as clinically dead but said he died later in hospital.
'The Israeli military confirmed its aircraft attacked a target in the Gaza strip but had no immediate details.
'The raids came as Palestinian militants (that is: rabidly Jew-hating local Muslim jihadists - CM) fired at least 90 rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel since Friday morning, according to an army spokeswoman.
'The Palestinian barrage injured four people, one of them seriously, Israeli military sources said.
'Israeli media said that three of the casualties, including the badly wounded man, were agricultural labourers from Thailand working on a farm near the border with Gaza.
'Local residents interviewed on radio and television said they had been told to stay close to bomb shelters and that large public gatherings had been banned, leading to the cancellation of several football matches.
There is no mention of the closure of schools - CM
'The army said earlier that the air force had attacked a range of targets in Gaza since Friday.
'One of the retaliatory air strikes killed the head of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) Zohair al-Qaisi, and fellow member Mahmud Hanani, the ultra-hardline militant group (that is, the violent Jew-hating jihad gang - CM) said.
'The PRC threatened reprisals for Qaisi's death.
'Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, said the air strikes also killed 10 of its members.
'Thousands of mourners, many chanting calls for revenge and firing automatic weapons into the air, buried the 12 Palestinians killed earlier at funerals across the strip on Saturday. About 1000 took part in Qaisi's funeral in the southern Gaza town of Rafah.
'The Israeli military said its air raids were "in direct response to the rocket fire at Israeli communities in southern Israel".
"Aircraft targeted a terrorist in the central Gaza Strip and six additional terrorist squads who were in the final stages of preparing to fire rockets at Israel from separate locations in the northern and the central Gaza Strip."
'The PRC and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed offshoot of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement (funny how all these jihad groups seem to spawn additional 'military wings' and 'armed offshoots' - CM), said they fired rockets into Israel on Friday.'
'The Palestinian WAFA news agency quoted a statement by the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority condemning Israel's retaliation, saying it would "escalate the circle of violence in the region".
One must remember that under the Pact of Omar, archetype of all restrictions imposed by Muslims upon dhimmis, the dhimmi had no right either to bear arms or to engage in self-defence if attacked by Muslims. And it becomes plain from the examination of other Muslim texts that Muslims a/ feel entitled to attack non-Muslims - whether dhimmis or not at will - and that b/ they are outraged when those who are attacked engage in self-defence - including pre-emptive strikes undertaken after prior bitter experience of Mohammedan acts of violence. As Chesterton noted in a famous essay, 'The Barbarism of Berlin', aimed at early 20th century Prussian militarism, but equally applicable to Muslim jihadists: the mark of the true savage is that he laughs when he hurts you, but howls when you hurt him. The Mohammedans of Gaza, the jihadists of Hamas and those of Fatah as well, are perfectly described in Chesterton's definition of savagery. - CM
'The Israeli military said Qaisi "was among the leaders who planned, funded and directed" a deadly cross-border attack into southern Israel from Egypt's Sinai peninsula last August.
'In that attack gunmen (that is, armed jihadists - CM) carried out a coordinated series of shooting ambushes on buses and cars (most of them carrying civilians - CM) on Route 12, which runs along the Egyptian border, 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat.
'The shootings took place over several hours, leaving 8 dead (that is, murdering 8 Jews - CM), and more than 25 wounded.
'The army said on Saturday that it had once again closed Route 12 to traffic "in light of situation assessments and security considerations".
The PRC militants (that is, jihadists - CM) killed on Friday night were "responsible for planning a combined terror attack that was to take place via Sinai in the coming days", according to the Israel military.
'Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, has maintained a tacit truce with Israel (really? - CM), but other armed Palestinian (sic: Arab Muslim - CM) groups (over whom Hamas pretends to have no control, wink, wink, nudge, nudge - CM) regularly fire rockets and mortars across the border, often sparking retaliatory air strikes.
'Retaliatory'. No: self-defensive. - CM
'The relatively small PRC (oh, it's that 'tiny minority of extremists' canard, again - CM) is one of the most active.
"We are not committed to the truce; we will respond very strongly to this (Israeli) crime", Abu Ataya, a spokesman for the PRC's military wing, the Al-Nasser Salaheddin Brigades, told AFP.
'Hamas also branded the killings a crime.
"The Al-Qassam Brigades mourn the martyr leader Zohair Qaisi and martyr Mahmud Hanani and confirm that their blood will not be wasted, the enemy's crime will be a curse on him", the group's military wing said in a statement.
"The recent Zionist escalation...comes as a part of the destabilisation of a stable security situation in the Gaza Strip", the Hamas-run Gaza government's interior ministry said."
And that's where AFP and The Australian end the report: reproducing at some length the rantings of the Mohammedan savages.
And now for the Melbourne 'Age', relying on AP, which is also reliably Islamophile.
'Israel airstrikes kill 15 Gaza militants'.
I guess that's marginally an improvement on the AFP headline which did not specify that the victims were far from being innocent civilians minding their own business. But - militants? - no, Jew-hating Gazan jihadists would be a more precise description. - CM
'Israel pounded Gaza for the second day in a row Saturday, trading airstrikes and rocket fire with Palestinian militants (Gaza Muslim jihadists - CM) and killing 15 of them as the deadliest Gaza violence in over a year showed no signs of abating.
Note that this opening paragraph begins by casting Israel as the aggressor and the Gazan Muslims as the victims - ;'Israel pounded Gaza', before adopting a pose of moral equivalence - Israel and the 'Palestinian militants' are 'trading airstrikes and rocket fire'.
'Despite Egyptian efforts to mediate a ceasefire, Pelestinians fired more than 100 rockets, some striking major cities in southern Israel and seriously wounding an Israeli civilian. The military responded with more than a dozen airstrikes and the targeted killings of Palestinian miltants from various Gazan organisation.
'Israel's lauded Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted more than 25 projectiles. Still, residents were told to stay close to home and the cities of Beersheba, Ashdod and Ashkelon called off school for Sunday.
Those two paragraphs were not so bad. However, it's on to the implied moral equivalence as the report continues. - CM
'Tit-for-tat exchanges between Israel and the Palestinians have been routine since the 2009 war, but a flare-up of this intensity is rare.
'The Arab League (with reliably overblown rhetoric - CM) called the Israeli attacks a "massacre".
'The United Nations and the State Department condemned the violence and called on both sides to exercise restraint.
Israel is already exercising extraordinary and - indeed - almost suicidal restraint. To urge Israel to 'restraint' in the present situation is tantamount to denying them the right to any sort of effective self-defensive or deterrent action. If the UN were not under the sway of the Islamintern and if the US State Department was not heavily influenced by Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators, it would make more sense for them to tell Israel to do whatever it takes to end the jihadist rocket barrages altogether...and if that 'whatever it takes' were to involve the razing of armed camp Jihad Fortress Gaza (from which spews an endless torrent of genocidal Jew-hatred exceeding in virulence that of the Third Reich at its height), so be it. - CM
'This round in Gaza is far from being over", Israel Defence Minister Ehud Barak said in a visit to southern Israel. "We will not allow anyone to harm the citizens of the country and we will act against anyone who attempts to launch rockets. They will pay a heavy price and no-one will have immunity".
'The latest spate of violence got under way Friday afternoon, when an Israeli airstrike on a car in Gaza City killed top militant commander (that is, jihad gang boss - CM) Zuhair al-Qaissi and two of his underlings. It was the highest-profile killing Israel has carried out in many months, interrupting a period of relative calm on the volatile southern front.
'Relative calm'. Would AP like to enumerate exactly how many rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel during the past six months? Had the AP staff and editors spent one of those months in one of the Israeli towns within rocket range, diving for cover every time the 'Code Red' alarm sounds, they might rethink their use of the term 'relative calm'. - CM
'Almost immediately, Gaza militants unleashed a barrage of rockets toward southern Israeli border communities.
Not 'toward'. Into. - CM
'So far, militants have fired more than 100 rockets since al-Qaissi's killing; a major escalation from recent months.
'Gaza's militant Islamic Hamas rulers condemned the Israeli strike but, pointedly, their fighters did not fire rockets at Israel. Instead, they quietly allowed other smaller Palestinian militant groups to unleash salvos.
'Allowed'. If Hamas is in a position to allow or disallow, then Hamas is finally responsible for all those rockets, no matter what other allied - or wholly-owned-subsidiary - group or groupuscule is nominally firing them. - CM
'In previous flare-ups, Hamas has used such a strategy to allow Palestinian militants to burn off their anger with an eye toward the exchange of strikes eventually quieting down.
'Hamas hasn't been eager to participate in rocket barrages (but their 'allowing' of other groups to fire rockets, is 'participation', in my book - CM) since Israel conducted a punishing three-week war against the militant group (sic: jihad gang - CM) in 2009. Hundreds of Palestinian civilians and militants were killed (that should read - Many Arab Muslim jihadists and some civilians were killed - CM) and the air and ground assault destroyed much of Hamas' infrastructure. Since then, Hamas has sought to shore up its Gaza rule and amass a better weapons arsenal.
In other words, they are still regrouping and rearming. But in the meantime, the war of attrition continues in the shape of low-level ghazi raids - whether the rockets, or attempted armed incursions - against Israel. - CM
'Still, Israel's military said Hamas, as the territory's ruler, would "bear the consequences" for any attacks that emerged from Gaza.
'Egypt, which has helped arrange truces in the past, said Saturday it was trying to cobble together a cease-fire.
One suspects they are afraid that this time the Israelis may decide that enough is enough, and do what they did in January 2009...and, perhaps, this time around, do a more thorough job of it. - CM
"(We) won't give the occupation a free truce while our leaders and heroes are being killed", said Abu Mujahid (that is, 'Son of Jihad' - CM), spokesman for al-Qaissi's group.
'The UN and the State Department on Saturday called for an end to the violence.
They, too, appear to be horrified at the very idea that the Israelis may go in and give another long-overdue walloping to Jihad Armed Camp Gaza. - CM
"We deplore the fact that civilians are once again paying the price", said Richard Miron, a spokesman for Robert Serry, the UN's special coordinator for the Middle East peace process. He called the situation in Gaza "very fragile and unsustainable".
He appears to be much more solicitous for Arab Muslim 'civilians' in Gaza - all of whom have been fed a Third-Reich-style diet of genocidal Jew-hatred virtually from birth - than for the Jewish civilians in southern Israel who have been enduring continual random rocket fire - aimed indiscriminately at civilian targets, at homes, schools, yeshivas, farms - for more than four years now. If Israel does nothing, the rocket fire will continue and will probably get worse, and bigger rockets will penetrate further into Israel. - CM
'In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, "We condemn in the strongest terms the rocket fire from Gaza by terrorists into southern Israel in recent days, which has dramatically and dangerously escalated in the past day. We call on those responsible to take immediate action to stop these cowardly acts".
My dear Ms Nuland, the only thing that has ever caused Mohammedan jihadists to cease and desist from attacking Infidels is the sudden and sustained application, by those Infidels, of overwhelming force. Hand-wringing, begging and pleading will go in one ear of the jihadists and out the other. Indeed, it merely encourages them. - CM
'Israel released a number of video clips showing militants who were apparently hit by airstrikes moments before they were to fire rockets.
'Palestinian rockets against Israeli communities have killed more than a dozen Israelis in the past decade.
And wounded many more, and destroyed a great deal of property, and forced hundreds of thousands to live in fear. - CM
'This weekend's events are the deadliest in Gaza in more than a year. Last April, Israelis killed 11 Palestinians, including four civilians, after Palestinian militants fired a rocket that hit a school bus and badly wounded a 16 year old boy.
'Fired a rocket that hit a school bus'. Actually, the jihadists who fired that rocket knew exactly what they were doing. They deliberately targeted the school bus, using an anti-tank missile. And the boy was not just 'wounded'. He died of his wounds; so it would be more correct to say that he was murdered. - CM
'In August, Israel assassinated Kamal al -Nairab, al -Qaissi's predecessor as leader of the Popular Resistance Committee, after the group carried out an attack from Sinai that killed 8 Israelis and injured 40.
'Barak said Al-Qaissi was preparing a similar attack. He said he couldn't say yet whether the plan had been completely thwarted.
'The Popular Resistance Committee is a group closely aligned with Hamas that is best known for the 2006 abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalt. Schalit was freed last year (correction: After having been held virtually incommunicado for five years, with no access permitted for the Red Cross or other human rights agencies, Schalt was free last year - CM) in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners (most of whom were hardened jihadists responsible for carrying out, attempting, plotting, or assisting in murderous jihad attacks upon Jews in Israel - CM).
'The current fighting could spiral out of control if Palestinian militants manage to kill Israeli civilians or if the Israeli strikes kill Palestinian civilians or another top militant (sic: jihadist head thug - CM).
'On Saturday the low whooshing noise of rocket fire from border areas toward Israel was palpably heard inside Gaza City. Israeli drones hovered in the skies above. Tens of thousands of Palestinian mourners marched through the streets in funeral processions. They carried slain militants (dead Jihadist thugs - CM) in coffins, their bodies too torn up to be wrapped in cloth as Muslim tradition dictates. Masked militants sprayed machine gun fire above the mourners' heads in angry grief.
In other words, typical Mohammedan theatrics. Nobody fired machine-guns in the air at the funerals of the Fogel family. - CM
'Revenge, revenge!' chanted the crowds.
'Airstrikes continued throughout the day.
'The latest airstrike hit militants in the southern city of Rafah...
'Palestinian officials said one militant was killed and three others wounded.
'An earlier strike killed two Palestinian militants on a motobike in the border town of Bani Suheila in southeast Gaza.
'Palestinian officials acknowledged that several of the dead were preparing to fire rockets". - AP.
In other words, the Israelis - as is their wont - are carefully targeting identifiable combatants.
And now for Auntie ABC, relying primarily on AFP.
'US Concerned by Deadly Gaza Strikes'.
Note that this headline carefully avoids saying who is doing what to whom. Query: by 'deadly Gaza strikes' do they mean 'Muslim jihadist strikes against Jews in Israel', or 'Israeli strikes against Gaza Muslim jihadist rocket-launchers'? - CM
'The United States has expressed concern over deadly violence between Israel and Palestinians across the Gaza border and urged both sides to restore calm.
Observe the moral equivalencing. And note the focus is on Gaza, not Israel: the report reads 'across the Gaza border', not 'across Israel's border' - CM
'Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed 15 Palestinians, including a top militant, medics said on Saturday.
Note no mention yet of more than 100 rockets fired by the Muslims into Israel, aimed at Jewish civilian targets - CM
'It was the deadliest violence between Israel and the Palestinians across the Gaza border in more than three years, prompting the European Union and United States to call on both sides to restore calm.
More weaselly moral-equivalencing. Why should Israel not take out groups of jihadist thugs whom it can see getting ready to fire rockets at Israeli civilian targets? - CM
"We are deeply concerned by the renewal of violence in southern Israel", US state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
"We call on both sides to make every effort to restore calm".
Waste of time, Ms Nuland. The Jew-hating jihadists will not cease and desist until and unless the equivalent of a great big stick is brought down hard upon their heads. When and if Jihad Fortress Gaza meets a fate resembling that of Hitler's Berlin...then there will be something resembling peace, for the terrorised civilians of southern Israel. - CM
'EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the bloc "is following with concern the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and in the south of Israel" and urged "all sides to re-establish calm".
More weaselly moral equivalence. - CM
'The Arab League also condemned the raids, accusing Israel of carrying out a "massacre", and called for a tough stance from the international community against the Jewish state.
Any killing of murderous Muslim jihadists by embattled non-Muslims attempting self-defence against the Jihad is a 'massacre'. On the other hand, killings of groups of non-Muslims by Muslims - for example, the butchering of the unarmed Fogel family in their beds, by a group of Arab Muslim amateur assassins - are never massacres. They are very frequently boasted of and rejoiced over, and the butchers are lauded to the skies and adulated as 'heroes'. - CM
'The army said it attacked several targets inside Gaza, including "a terrorist squad" planning to fire rockets. It said the air raids were "in direct response to the rocket fire at Israeli communities in southern Israel".
'One of the strikes killed the head of the Popular Resistance Committees, Zohair al-Qaisi, and fellow member Mahmud Hanani, the ultra-hardline militant group said.
Ultra-hardline militant group. Translation: fanatically Jew-hating Jihad gang. - CM
'Palestinian militants vowed to avenge their dead and Israel threatened to hit back if its citizens came under renewed rocket attacks from the coastal enclave.
'Residents interviewed on radio and television said they had been told to stay close to bomb shelters and that large public gatherings had been banned, leading to the cancellation of several football matches on Saturday.
'Schools in southern Israel were due to remain closed on Sunday for security reasons.
'Israel defence minister Ehud Barak said, "The Israeli army will hit anyone planning to attack Israeli citizens", and that he expected the violence to continue another day or two."
It will take more than that to convince the jihadists in Gaza to pull in their horns. - CM
'The Palestinian WAFA news agency quoted a statement by the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority condemning Israel's retaliation, saying it would 'escalate the circle of violence in the region". - ABC/ AFP.
Muslims are, as ever, outraged when non-Muslims dare to employ armed force to resist or to deter the Jihad assault ceaselessly waged upon them by Muslims. - CM