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Israel-Gaza : No Victory for Israel Despite Weeks of Devastation  : Information Clearing House - ICH

Israel-Gaza : No Victory for Israel Despite Weeks of Devastation  : Information Clearing House - ICH



Israel-Gaza : No Victory for Israel Despite
Weeks of Devastation




Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza,
and Hamas is still there



By Robert Fisk
’It was
not a famous victory – but that’s what the
Palestinians of Gaza are celebrating. There was
much shaking of heads in the international media
when the fireworks burst over that shattered
land on Tuesday night. After more than 2,100
dead – about 1,700 of them civilians – and
100,000 wounded, what did they have to crow
about? An end to the killing? Peace? Well,
no. In fact, Hamas – the vicious, horrible,
terrorist Hamas with whom “we” (as in “the
West”, Tony Blair, Israel, the US and all
honourable men and women) cannot talk – has
indeed won a victory.
Israel
said it must …

Video: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at 6-year-old children on their way to school

Video: Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at 6-year-old children on their way to school

The new school year started four days ago in the occupied West Bank, and Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas and hurled stun grenades at Palestinian elementary school students on at least two occasions already.


In the Nablus-area village of Burin, which is surrounded by illegal Jewish-only Israeli settlements, Israeli forces stormed
an elementary school Wednesday, firing tear gas and stun grenades at
students after a settler’s vehicle traveling nearby the school was
allegedly hit with a rock thrown by a Palestinian youth.


Many children were treated at the scene for tear-gas inhalation, reported Ma’an News Agency.


One day earlier, Israeli forces in Hebron fired up to 15 tear gas canisters and five stun grenades at small children as they made their way to school Tuesday morning.


Video of the attack — recorded and posted to YouTube by the International Solidarity Movement
(ISM) — shows frightened scho…