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Suspicious Turkish 'Humanitarian Aid' Seized

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 31.07.2014 20:29

4. Turkish 'Humanitarian Aid' to Gaza: Ball-Bearings, Cement Mixers

by Ari Soffer Suspicious Turkish 'Humanitarian Aid' Seized

Customs officials at southern Israel's Ashdod port discovered hundreds of ball-bearings and cement mixers in a Turkish shipment of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza on Wednesday, raising fears the cargo could have been used by Hamas to support its ongoing war against Israel, according to Channel Two.

While both items have civilian uses, both have played a central role building Hamas's rocket arsenal and its vast network of "terror tunnels" into Israel.

Terrorists in Gaza regularly use ball-bearings to maximize the lethality of locally-made, short-range Qassam rockets. Unlike other, more powerful long-range rockets and military-grade mortar shells smuggled into Gaza from state-sponsors such as Iran, Qassam rockets have a relatively small warhead. But while the explosion itself may be relatively "small", the rockets are also packed with shrapnel - including nails, razors and, most commonly, ball-bearings - which are scattered throughout a relatively wide radius upon impact, maiming or killing anyone in the vicinity.

The co-opting of hundreds of tons of concrete supplies by Hamas to build its underground tunnel network, used to store and transport weapons as well as carry out attacks inside Israel, has also been well-documented.

The timing of those specific items of "humanitarian aid" is particularly suspicious; Gaza's civilian population are hardly appealing for fresh supplies of ball-bearings, and rebuilding targets struck by the Israeli Air Force while it is still operating over Gaza's skies seems a rather unfruitful endeavor.

The suspicious cargo had been handed over to security services for inspection. Authorities are currently withholding the problematic cargo, fearing it could be easily used by Hamas authorities to help replenish dwindling rocket supplies and rebuild the network of "terror tunnels" which has largely been destroyed by Israeli forces.

For their part, the owners of the seized container claim that the mixers were not specifically meant for making cement, but for other, unspecified, uses. They added that the ball-bearings were meant for use in the mixers.

Turkey's Islamist leadership is one of Hamas's main backers, along with Qatar, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has modeled himself as a champion of the "Palestinian cause", upping his already hostile rhetoric towards Israel since the start of Operation Protective Edge, comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany.

Erdogan's government has form when it comes to funding armed Islamist groups apart from Hamas. Kurdish fighters in northern Syria have long accused the Turkish government of backing Islamist rebels - including Al Qaeda-linked factions - to fight against them.

Last December the Turkish foreign ministry admitted its government had given 47 tons of arms to Islamist rebels in Syria, even as it attempted to pass them off as "non-lethal" cargo.

Amusingly, the weaponry in question had been filed as "guns without military uses" - despite being shipped into a country gripped by a bloody civil war.


Tags: Hamas, Turkey, Gaza Region, Operation Protective Edge
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Shame on THIS doctor !!!!!!!!!!!!!

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 31.07.2014 21:23

Belgian doctor refuses treatment to Jewish patient

By JTA

07/31/2014 16:07

ANTWERP, Belgium – A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggested she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.

The physician made the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish region, whose capital, Antwerp, has a sizeable Orthodox Jewish population, the local Jewish monthly Joods Actueel reported Thursday.

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The woman, Bertha Klein, had her son, who is American, call the hotline at 11 p.m.

“I’m not coming,” the doctor reportedly told the son and hung up. When the son called again, the doctor said: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she’ll get rid of the pain.” According to Joods Actueel, the doctor confirmed the exchange, saying he had an “emotional reaction.”

Health ministry officials were looking into the incident, according to the monthly’s online edition. According to Joods Actueel, the doctor knew the patient was Jewish because of Klein’s son’s American accent.

The family called a friend, Samuel Markowitz, who is an alderman of the Antwerp district council and a volunteer paramedic. He called the doctor to confirm the exchange, and also recorded their conversation.

Hershy Taffel, Bertha Klein’s grandson, filed a complaint with police for discrimination.

“It reminds me of what happened in Europe 70 years ago,” Taffel told Joods Actueel. “I never thought those days would once again be repeated.”

Joods Actueel editor-in-chief Michael Freilich said the incident is particularly alarming because it comes amid a string of recent incidents which involved boycotts against Jews in Belgium since the start of Israel’s attack on Hamas in Gaza on July 8.

Since then, an Orthodox Jewish woman was refused service at a clothes store in Antwerp, and police removed a sign in French and Turkish from a café near Liege which said dogs were allowed but Zionists and Jews were not.
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Islamic State Creates River of Blood - Butchers 1500 Innocen

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 01.08.2014 08:08

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PEOPLE ALL OVER: B E C A R E FU L !
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Journalists threatened by Hamas

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 01.08.2014 20:19

Journalists threatened by Hamas

Several journalists covering the current war from inside the Gaza Strip have emerged with tales of being threatened with violence if they reported on Hamas atrocities including using Palestinian civilians as human shields and firing rockets into Israel from civilians areas such as schools and hospitals. Additionally, hardly any pictures of Hamas fighters have appeared in the international press' reporting from inside Gaza, with the New York Times declaring that it simply can't find any Hamas terrorists to take pictures of. "It is inconceivable that there is zero visual footage of Hamas, as if they don't exist," commented Foreign Ministry spokesman Paul Hirschson. Several European, American and even Arab journalists have been expelled from Gaza by Hamas after posting reports which reflected badly on the terror militias currently making war on Israel.
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Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 03.08.2014 08:55

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Saudi-King-Publicly-Blames-Hamas-for-Gaza-War

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Proportionality in Gaza

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 04.08.2014 08:15

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18 year old vs 2 grown men Atlanta Stands with Israel 7 25 1

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 04.08.2014 08:55

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Bravo this young man! God bless him. Maybe he will be a future politician.
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