Israeli Settlers Fire on Palestinians

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“Settlers from the West Bank village of Yitzhar clashed May 19 with residents of the Palestinian village Asira al-Qibliya,” jta.org reports. “A Palestinian man, 24 was injured in the head by the gunfire.” As always in the Middle East, context (or lack thereof) is everything. For those who seek more than a snippet, B’tselem (“The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories”) released three videos of the confrontation. Click here for their YouTube channel. “Both sides claim that the other began the rock throwing and set the fires. At least three Israeli soldiers stood with the settlers and did not intervene as they fired on rock-throwing Palestinians.” And there’s the source of the viral outrage: Israeli soldiers didn’t act to prevent further carnage. Which didn’t happen.

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62 Responses to Israeli Settlers Fire on Palestinians

  1. avatarStephen says:

    Good shot.

  2. avatarLT says:

    Whatever happens, I have no pity or sympathy for the Palestinians. They deny Israel’s right to exist, terrorize its people, and make a general nuisance of themselves – or worse – almost every single day. They deserve just about everything they get.

    • avatarStephen says:

      +1

    • avatarWiebelhaus says:

      They deny Israel’s right? I think you’ve got it mixed up, it is the Israelis who are pushing, killing and denying the indigenous Palestinians out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_people

      • avatarAPBTFan says:

        Bullshit. Ever since Biblical times that land has changed hands multiple times. The Brits were the current owners of the land and split it up. Both sides should be happy they got a share. All throughout history lands have changed ownership. It’s a natural progression. Get pissy all you want but it is what it is and the choice is either get along for everyone’s betterment or continue getting your panties in a wad over something that isn’t going to change.

        The Arab states have tried multiple times to wipe Israel off the map and only ended up getting whipped and some of their land taken as a buffer. The Israelis wanted nothing more than some land to peacefully call their own and wouldn’t have shown an ounce of aggression if they hadn’t been attacked from day one and repeatedly ever since. Every major action on Israels behalf has been a response to aggression. Maybe if the Arab States had shown a bit of of acceptance we wouldn’t have to see videos like this. Israel isn’t going away. In the event they can’t handle something themselves the U.S. will back them up. A person might as well get pissed off and throw rocks because the sky is blue.

        • avatarWiebelhaus says:

          Continue trying to justify your willful ignorance with a bunch of words that never really say anything other than prove your allegiance to a group of people because of some imaginary story you were told as a child, the fact of the matter is, the Jews are doing to Palestinians what we did to the Native Americans and any other explanation is an attempt to rewrite history or cover the truth with something prettier.

          Now if you said it’s the “Spoils of War” then I could fully understand that for what it is but not admitting what’s really happening there is a sad attempt to justify your support of an ethnic cleansing.

        • avatarAPBTFan says:

          Wiebelhaus,

          I wasn’t told anything as a child and even if I was I hold no religion so thank you so much for being high and mighty enough to presume anything about my upbringing. Since you know so much about me already can you tell me my future too, numbers for the lottery perhaps? If you can find it within yourself to make an actual argument as opposed to a bunch of presumptions and idealist fluff I look forward to it.

          Let’s start off simple. How, pray tell, have the Palestinians taken the high road? If violence wasn’t an issue the Israelis would be more than happy to allow anyone and everyone (as they try to do now) full access to their country and all holy sites contained within. How have the Palestinians repayed that favor?

          Trying to bring up the Native Americans is weak at best. The sociopolitical dynamics are entirely different except, that is, if you choose to ignore sociopolitical dynamics entirely as you’ve done already and simply go for the a soft steaming pile of emotion.

        • avatarJames says:

          “Both sides should be happy they got a share.”
          But the Palestinian’s side seems to keep shrinking. Strange. It’s almost like Israel refuses to declare it’s borders or something.

          “The Arab states have tried multiple times to wipe Israel off the map[...]“
          Nice use of standardized talking point created by the Republican theocracy-in-waiting, but the whole “wiped off the map” statement never happened. Even rabidly liberal Wikipedia agrees on that.

          “Every major action on Israels behalf has been a response to aggression.”
          <a href="www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE15/015/2009/en/8f299083-9a74-4853-860f-0563725e633a/mde150152009en.pdf"Operation Cast Lead (PDF) not ringing a bell?

          I wasn’t told anything as a child and even if I was I hold no religion[...]“
          Then why the rabid, unquestioning support for Israel? Is it because some politician with a spotlight and a teleprompter told you that you should? Are you buying into the “our closest ally” and “only democracy in the Middle East” nonsense?

          “If violence wasn’t an issue the Israelis would be more than happy to allow anyone and everyone (as they try to do now) full access to their country and all holy sites contained within.”
          Is that right? Happy to allow anyone? So, clearly, you’ve never read about Israel’s internal checkpoint system Checkpoints that even the Bush Administration said were violations of basic human rights? Or their 400+ mile long Berlin Wall they’ve been building since 2000?

          “The Israelis wanted nothing more than some land to peacefully call their own and wouldn’t have shown an ounce of aggression if they hadn’t been attacked from day one and repeatedly ever since.”

          So they’re just a peaceful, misunderstood bunch, right? They hold no ill will toward anyone. The redheaded step-child of the world, forced to perpetually endure the wrath of it’s older, unadopted siblings. Those poor souls.

          Since it’s the biggest block of information, I leave you with a list of UN resolutions Israel (that country only interested in peace) has violated since 1967. There’s roughly 240 of them, compiled from a couple different sources, so forgive the formatting.

          Immediately following that is a list of countries that have had to expel Jews from within their borders going back 2000 years. (Taken from this site.)

          Wonder why everyone keeps picking on them. They’re only interested in peace.

          I look forward to your reply. Replies of “anti-semite” or “tl;dr” do not count.

          233 6 June 1967 Calls for an immediate cease-fire and cessation of all military activities.
          234 7 June 1967 Demands a cease-fire.
          237 14 June 1967 Calls upon the Government of Israel to ensure the safety, welfare and security of the inhabitants, facilitate the return of those inhabitants who have fled the areas since the outbreak of the hostilities and recommends the scrupulous respect of the humanitarian principles contained in the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949.
          242 22 Nov 1967 Affirms that the fulfillment of Charter principles requires the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East which should include: withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict; and termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force.
          248 24 Mar 1968 Deplores the loss of life and heavy damage to property. Condemns the military action launched by Israel in flagrant violation of the U.N. Charter and the cease-fire resolution. Calls upon Israel to desist from acts or activities in contravention of resolution 237 (1967). (This was an attack against Karameh, Jordan.)
          250 27 Apr 1968 Calls upon Israel to refrain from holding the military parade in Jerusalem which is contemplated for 2 May 1968.
          251 2 May 1968 Deeply deplores the holding by Israel of the military parade in Jerusalem on 2 May 1968 in disregard of the unanimous decision adopted by the Council on 27 April 1968.
          252 21 May 1968 Deplores the failure of Israel to comply with General Assembly resolutions 2253 (ES-V) and 2254 (ES-V) of 4 and 14 July 1967. Considers that all legislative and administrative measures taken by Israel, including the expropriation of land and properties thereon, which tend to change the legal status of Jerusalem, are invalid and cannot change the status. Urgently calls upon Israel to rescind all such measures taken and to desist from further actions changing the status of Jerusalem.
          259 27 Sept 1968 Deplores the delay in implementation of resolution 237 (1967) because of the conditions still being set by Israel for receiving a Special Representative of the Secretary-General. Requests the Secretary-General to urgently dispatch a Special Representative to the Arab territories under military occupation by Israel following the hostilities of 5 June 1967 and to report on the implementation of resolution 237 (1967).
          267 3 Jul 1969 Reaffirms the established principle that the acquisition of territory by military conquest is inadmissible. Deplores the failure of Israel to show any regard for the resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council. Censures in the strongest terms all measures taken to change the status of the city of Jerusalem. Urgently calls once more on Israel to rescind all measures taken by it to change the status of Jerusalem and in the future to refrain from all actions likely to have such an effect
          271 15 Sep 1969 Grieved at the extensive damage caused by arson to the Holy Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on 21 August 1969 under the military occupation of Israel; calls upon Israel to scrupulously observe the provisions of the Geneva Conventions and international law governing military occupation.
          298 25 Sep 1971 Deplores the failure of Israel to respect previous U.N. resolutions concerning measures and actions by Israel purporting to affect the status of the city of Jerusalem. Confirms that all legislative and administrative actions taken by Israel … are totally invalid and cannot change that status. Urgently calls upon Israel to rescind all such measures….
          338 22 Oct 1973 Calls for an immediate cease-fire and termination of all military activity. Calls upon the parties concerned to start immediately after the cease-fire the implementation of Security Council resolution 242 (1967) in all of its parts….
          339 23 Oct 1973 Refers to resolution 338 (1973); confirms its decision on immediate cessation of all military actions; and requests the Secretary-General to take measures for immediate dispatch of U.N. observers to supervise observance of the cease-fire.
          381 30 Nov 1975 Expresses concern over the continued state of tension in the area. Decides to reconvene on 12 January 1976 to continue the debate on the Middle East problem including the Palestinian question, taking into account all relevant U.N. resolutions.
          425 19 Mar 978 Calls for the strict respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon. Calls upon Israel immediately to cease its military action against Lebanese territorial integrity and withdraw forthwith its forces from all Lebanese territory. Decides to establish immediately under its authority a United Nations Interim Force in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL).
          446 22 Mar 1979 Determines that the policy and practices of Israel in establishing settlements in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967 have no legal validity and constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East. Calls once more upon Israel, as the occupying power, to abide scrupulously by the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, to rescind its previous measures and to desist from taking any action which would result in changing the legal status and geographical nature and materially affecting the demographic composition of the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, and in particular, not to transfer parts of its own civilian population into the occupied Arab territories.
          452 20 Jul 1979 Calls upon the government and people of Israel to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem.
          465 1 Mar 1980 Determines that all measures taken by Israel to change the physical character, composition, institutional structure or status of the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, or any part thereof, have no legal validity and that Israel’s policy and practices of settling parts of its population and new immigrants in those territories constitute a flagrant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention and also constitute a serious obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East. Strongly deplores the continuation and persistence of Israel in pursuing those policies and practices. Calls upon the government and people of Israel to rescind those measures, to dismantle the existing settlements and in particular to cease, on an urgent basis, the establishment, construction and planning of settlements in the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem.

          Calls upon all States not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories; and requests the Commission to continue examining the situation relating to settlements, to investigate the reported serious depletion of natural resources, particularly water, with a view to ensuring protection of those important natural resources of the territories under occupation.
          468 8 May 1980 Recalling the Geneva Convention of 1949 and expressing deep concern at the expulsion by the Israeli military occupation authorities of the Mayors of Hebron and Halhoul and of the Sharia Judge of Hebron, calls upon Israel as occupying Power to rescind these illegal measures and to facilitate the immediate return of the expelled Palestinian leaders.
          469 20 May 1980 Strongly deplores the failure of Israel to implement resolution 468 (1968). Calls again upon the Government of Israel, as occupying Power, to rescind the illegal measures taken by the Israeli military occupation authorities in expelling the Mayors of Hebron and Halhoul and the Sharia Judge of Hebron.
          471 5 June 1980 Expresses deep concern that the Jewish settlers in the occupied Arab territories are allowed to carry arms thus enabling them to perpetrate crimes against the civilian population. Calls for the immediate apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators of these crimes and condemns the assassination attempts on the lives of the Mayors of Nablus, Ramallah and Al-Bireh. Expresses deep concern that Israel, as occupying Power, has failed to provide adequate protection to the civilian population in the occupied territories in conformity with the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Calls again upon the Government of Israel to respect and comply with the provisions of the Convention as well as with the resolutions of the Council, calls once again upon all States not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories. Reaffirms the overriding necessity to end the prolonged occupation of Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem.
          476 30 June 1980 Reaffirms the overriding necessity to end the prolonged occupation of Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem. Strongly deplores the continued refusal of Israel, the occupying Power, to comply with the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly. Reiterates that all measures taken by Israel which have altered the geographic, demographic and historical character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with the relevant resolutions of the Security Council. Reaffirms that all such measures and actions constitute a flagrant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Reaffirms its determination in the event of non-compliance by Israel to examine practical ways and means in accordance with relevant provisions of the U.N. Charter to secure full implementation of this resolution.
          478 20 Aug 1980 Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the “basic law” on Jerusalem and the refusal to comply with relevant Security Council resolutions. Affirms that the enactment of the “basic law” by Israel constitutes a violation of international law and does not affect the continued application of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since June 1967, including Jerusalem. Determines that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and the status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular, the recent “basic law” on Jerusalem, are null and void and must be rescinded forthwith. Decides not to recognize the “basic law” and such other actions by Israel that, as a result of this law, seek to alter the character and status of Jerusalem. Calls upon all members of the United Nations (a) to accept this decision, (b) and upon those States that have established diplomatic Missions in Jerusalem to withdraw such Missions from the Holy City.
          484 19 Dec 1980 Expressing grave concern at the expulsion by Israel of the Mayor of Hebron and the Mayor of Halhoul, calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to adhere to the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Declares it imperative that they be enabled to return to their homes and resume their responsibilities.
          508 5 June 1982 Calls upon the parties to the conflict to cease immediately and simultaneously all military activities within Lebanon and across the Lebanese-Israeli border. Requests all Member States which are in a position to do so to bring their influence to bear upon those concerned so that the cessation of hostilities declared by Security Council resolution 490 (1981) can be respected. (Beginning of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.)
          509 6 June 1982 Demands that Israel withdraw all its military forces forthwith and unconditionally to the internationally recognized boundaries of Lebanon and demands that all parties observe strictly the terms of paragraph 1 of resolution 508 (1982).
          512 19 June 1982 Expressing deep concern at the suffering of the Lebanese and Palestinian civilian populations, calls upon all the parties to the conflict to respect the rights of the civilian populations, to refrain from all acts of violence against those populations and to take all appropriate measures to alleviate the suffering caused by the conflict.
          513 4 Jul 1982 Expressing alarm at the continued sufferings of the Lebanese and Palestinian civilian populations in southern Lebanon and in west Beirut, calls for respect for the rights of the civilian populations without any discrimination and repudiates all acts of violence against those populations. Calls further for the restoration of the normal supply of vital facilities such as water, electricity, food and medical provisions, particularly in Beirut.
          515 29 Jul 1982 Demands that the government of Israel lift immediately the blockade of the city of Beirut in order to permit the dispatch of supplies to meet the urgent needs of the civilian population.
          516 1 Aug 1982 Confirms its previous resolutions and authorizes the Secretary-General to deploy immediately, on the request of the Government of Lebanon, U.N. observers to monitor the situation in and around Beirut.
          517 4 Aug 1982 Confirms once again its demand for an immediate cease-fire and withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon. Censures Israel for its failure to comply with the above resolutions. Takes note of the decision of the Palestine Liberation Organization to move the Palestinian armed forces from Beirut and authorizes the Secretary-General to increase the number of U.N. observers in and around Beirut.
          518 12 Aug 1982 Demands that Israel and all parties to the conflict observe strictly the terms of Security Council resolutions relevant to the immediate cessation of all military activities within Lebanon and, particularly, in and around Beirut. Demands the immediate lifting of all restrictions on the city of Beirut
          520 17 Sep 1982 Condemns the recent Israeli incursions into Beirut in violation of the cease-fire agreements and of Security Council resolutions. Demands an immediate return to the positions occupied by Israel before 15 September 1982, as a first step towards the full implementation of Security Council resolutions.
          521 19 Sep 1982 Condemns the criminal massacre of Palestinian civilians in Beirut; reaffirms its resolutions 512 (1982) and 513 (1982), which call for respect for the rights of the civilian populations without any discrimination, and repudiates all acts of violence against those populations. Requests the Secretary-General, as a matter of urgency, to initiate appropriate consultations and, in particular, consultations with the Government of Lebanon on additional steps which the Security Council might take, including the possible deployment of United Nations forces, to assist that government in ensuring full protection for the civilian populations in and around Beirut. (Massacre of Sabra and Shattilla refugee camps while eastern Beirut was under Israeli military occupation.)
          573 4 Oct 1985 Condemns vigorously the act of armed aggression perpetrated by Israel against Tunisian territory in flagrant violation of the U.N. Charter, international law and norms of conduct; and demands that Israel refrain from perpetrating such acts of aggression or from threatening to do so. (Israeli raid against PLO Headquarters in Hammam Al-Shut)
          592 8 Dec 1986 Strongly deplores the opening of fire by the Israeli army resulting in the death and the wounding of defenseless students at Bir Zeit University. Calls upon Israel to abide immediately and scrupulously by the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949. Calls upon Israel to release any person or persons detained as a result of the recent events at Bir Zeit University.
          605 22 Dec 1987 Strongly deplores those policies and practices of Israel, the occupying Power, which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories, particularly the opening of fire by the Israeli army, resulting in the killing and wounding of defenseless Palestinian civilians. Calls once again upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide immediately and scrupulously by the Fourth Geneva Convention.
          607 5 Jan 1988 Calls upon Israel to refrain from deporting any Palestinian civilians from the occupied territories; and strongly requests it to abide by its obligations arising from the Fourth Geneva Convention.
          608 14 Jan 1988 Reaffirming resolution 607 (1988) of 5 January 1988, deeply regrets that Israel, the occupying Power, in defiance of U.N. resolutions, has deported Palestinian civilians. Calls upon Israel to rescind the orders and to desist from forthwith deporting any other Palestinian civilians from the occupied territories.
          611 25 Apr 1988 Having noted with concern that the aggression perpetrated on 16 April 1988 in the locality of Sidi Bou Said (Tunisia) has caused loss of human life, particularly the assassination of Mr. Khalil Al-Wazir, condemns vigorously the aggression perpetrated against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Tunisia in flagrant violation of the U.N. Charter; and urges Member States to take measures to prevent such acts against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States. (Al-Wazir (Abu-Jihad) was the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization.)
          636 6 Jul 1989 Deeply regrets the continuing deportation by Israel, the occupying Power, of Palestinian civilians. Calls upon Israel to ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those deported and to desist forthwith from deporting any other Palestinian civilians. Reaffirms that the Fourth Geneva Convention is applicable to the Palestinian territories, occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, and to the other occupied Arab territories.
          641 30 Aug 1989 Deplores Israel’s continuing deportation of Palestinian civilians. Calls upon Israel to ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied Palestinian territories of those deported and to desist forthwith from deporting any other Palestinian civilians. Reaffirms that the Fourth Geneva Convention is applicable to the Palestinian territories, occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem, and to the other occupied Arab territories.
          672 12 Oct 1990 Reaffirming that a just and lasting solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict must be based on its resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973) through an active negotiating process which takes into account the right to security for all States in the region, including Israel, as well as the legitimate political rights of the Palestinian people. Expresses alarm at the violence which took place on 8 October at Al-Haram Al-Sharif and other Holy Places of Jerusalem, resulting in over twenty Palestinian deaths and the injury of more than one hundred and fifty people, including Palestinian civilians and innocent worshippers. Condemns especially the acts of violence committed by the Israeli security forces, resulting in injuries and loss of human life. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
          673 24 Oct 1990 Deplores the refusal of the Israeli Government to receive the mission of the Secretary-General to the region in violation of resolution 672 (1990).
          681 20 Dec 1990 Expresses its grave concern over the rejection by Israel of its resolutions 672 (1990) and 673 (1990). Deplores the decision by the Government of Israel, the occupying Power, to resume the deportation of Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories. Urges the Government of Israel to accept the de jure applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention to all the territories occupied by Israel since 1967
          694 24 May 1991 Declares that the action of the Israeli authorities of deporting four Palestinians on 18 May is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which is applicable to all the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem. Deplores this action and reiterates that Israel refrain from deporting any Palestinian civilian from the occupied territories and ensure the safe and immediate return of all those deported.
          726 6 Jan 1992 Strongly condemns the decision of Israel, the occupying Power, to resume deportation of Palestinian civilians. Reaffirms the applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 to all the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem. Requests Israel to ensure the safe and immediate return of all those deported.
          799 18 Dec 1992 Strongly condemns the action taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to deport hundreds of Palestinian civilians (on 17 December 1992). Expresses its firm opposition to any such deportations by Israel. Reaffirms the applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention to all the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem. Demands that Israel ensure the safe and immediate return to the occupied territories of all those deported.
          904 18 Mar 1994 Strongly condemns the massacre in Hebron committed against Palestinian worshippers in Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, on 25 February 1994, during the holy month of Ramadan, and its aftermath which took the lives of more than 50 Palestinian civilians and injured several hundred others. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to continue to take and implement measures, including, inter alia, confiscation of arms, with the aim of preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers. Calls for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians throughout the occupied territory, including, inter alia, a temporary international or foreign presence, which was provided for in the Declaration of Principles, within the context of the ongoing peace process.
          1073 28 Sep 1996 Expresses its deep concern about the tragic events in Jerusalem and the areas of Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem and the Gaza Strip, which resulted in a high number of deaths and injuries among the Palestinian civilians. Calls for the immediate cessation and reversal of all acts which have resulted in the aggravation of the situation and which have negative implications for the Middle East peace process. Calls for the safety and protection of Palestinian civilians to be ensured. Calls for the immediate resumption of negotiations within the Middle East peace process on its agreed basis and the timely implementation of the agreements reached. (The draft resolution was issued officially as a presidential text, which normally indicates unanimity prior to the vote.)
          1322 7 Oct 2000 Reaffirms that a just and lasting solution to the Arab and Israeli conflict must be based on its resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967 and 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973, through an active negotiating process. Deplores the provocation carried out at Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Jerusalem on 28 September 2000, and the subsequent violence there and at other Holy Places, as well as in other areas throughout the territories occupied by Israel since 1968, resulting in over 80 Palestinian deaths and many other casualties. Condemns acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force against Palestinians, resulting in injury and loss of human life. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and its responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva. Calls for the immediate cessation of violence, and for all necessary steps to be taken to ensure that violence ceases, that new provocative actions are avoided, and that the situation returns to normality. Stresses the importance of establishing a mechanism for a speedy and objective inquiry into the tragic events of the last few days with the aim of preventing their repetition.
          Resolution 1328 (27 Nov 2000)
          Resolution 1337 (30 Jan 2001)
          Resolution 1351 (30 May 2001)
          Resolution 1397 (12 Mar 2002) the first resolution to explicitly call for a two-state solution.
          Resolution 1435 (24 Sep 2002) demanded an end to Israeli measures in and around Ramallah, and an Israeli withdrawal to positions held before September 2000.
          Resolution 1559 (2 September 2004) called upon Lebanon to establish its sovereignty over all of its land and called upon Syria to end their military presence in Lebanon by withdrawing its forces and to cease intervening in internal Lebanese politics. The resolution also called on all Lebanese militias to disband.
          Resolution 1583 (28 January 2005) calls on Lebanon to assert full control over its border with Israel. It also states that “the Council has recognized the Blue Line as valid for the purpose of confirming Israel’s withdrawal pursuant to resolution 425.
          Resolution 1648 (21 December 2005)
          Resolution 1701 (11 August 2006) called for the full cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah.
          Resolution 1860 (9 January 2009) called for the full cessation of war between Israel and Hamas.

        • avatarErik says:

          +1 to James

          Let’s also not forget that the US has vetoed a bunch of resolutions that the UN made towards Israel when it blatantly violated human rights. We in the US forget that the US government is completely pro-Israel and the media will reflect as such.

        • avatarAnon in CT says:

          @James.

          TL DR.

          Israel’s borders were declared in 1948. The Arabs didn’t respect them, started a war and lost, and justly lost land.

          In 1956 Israel kicked Egypt’s ass, and then gave land back under an agreement to demilitarize the Sinai. Naturally Egypt violated that agreement and declared a blockade to boot (i.e. an act of war). Israel kicked ass and took more land, justly.

          Hey Arabs – stop attacking Israel and you’ll stop losing land.

        • avatarJames says:

          @ Anon in CT:
          TL;DR shows your complete lack of any kind of understanding of the situation, and completely removes any right of comment you have from it.

          Volumes have been written on this issue. More volumes wait to be written. If one post is TL;DR, then you don’t really know shit about shit, do you?

          If you love Israel so much, why don’t you just go there? I hear they love having visitors, especially Western Christians.

      • avatarSanchanim says:

        I hate to say this but the Palestinians were not indigenous. They were mainly forced out of other surrounding countries. None of the Arab world wants them, there are Palestinian camps in most of the surrounding countries, and they are treated like dirt. A lot worse than how Israel treats them. Then again how do you treat someone who shoots rockets at you or blows up your malls, buses, and hotels?
        I used to live near the mall in Netanya. Twice it was bombed, and we had to mop up what was left of the idiot off the walls so our kids wouldn’t see it. I almost lost my first wife in a bombing in Tel Aviv. I really have no sympathy for someone who wants to kill me or my kids. If they were using peaceful protests which they never really did, intafadas have been going on as long as I can remember, then I might be moved.
        While I Gaza I saw first hand the kindergarteners playing kill the Jew. Or seeing their racist sesame street. I am not believing the hype or a story or the media, I made my own conclusions with what I saw with my own eyes.
        Then again as a new recruit I remember try to fix an old Palestinian mans car. He was on his way to visit his son. We couldn’t get it started so we gave him a ride to the prison. But you know we were mean oppressors..

        • avatarDex says:

          james, well done :)

          palestinians are not indigenous? do your damned homework.

          I cant wait to see that region burn some more.

          Nobody bailed my parents out when their home was foreclosed on…but the US bails out a JEWISH state clear over in the middle east. Utterly stupid.

      • Whenever guys with guns are fighting against guys throwing rocks, I’m sympathetic with the rock-throwers.

        I’m surprised Robert even posted this one because it makes the Israelis look like the US-backed bullies that they are. This is true from top to bottom, from the tables of diplomacy to the village skirmishes.

        They’re attitude of, “you kick my dog, I’ll blow up your house,” really appeals to you gun-rights advocates. But it’s nothing more than school-yard bully activity.

        • avatarDan says:

          Their attitude of “you kick my dog, I’ll blow up your house” makes perfect sense if you are a country with the tactical depth of toilet paper surrounded by countries who have been incredibly vocal about the fact that they want to destroy your country and everyone in it.

          Being so overwhelmingly militarily superior and leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind about their willingness to use that superiority is the only way Israel can survive.

          “Whenever guys with guns are fighting against guys throwing rocks, I’m sympathetic with the rock-throwers.”
          So numbers don’t matter? Israel is 8 million people surrounded by 120 million whose governments what Israel gone.

          Israel has been at war with its neighbors 8 times in the 60 years it’s been a state, and 3 of those were coalitions that included Egypt, a country with 10 times Israel’s population.

          Right now, there’s a terrorist attack in Israel every few weeks.

          Calling Israel’s actions those of a schoolyard bully is simply ludicrous. In your analogy, the “bullied” people have been trying to kill the “bully” for 60 years, and have only been held at bay through the actions you call “bullying.”

          Israel’s not perfect, and they sometimes do stupid things in their striving to be aggressive, but aggressive the have to be.

    • avatargej88 says:

      They are defending themselves from religious nuts pushing them from their homes. I’m all for Isreal’s right to exist, but I think the bring half of their problems on themselves.

    • avatarSteve says:

      +1

      And there is no such thing as a “palestinian” and there is no county, province, or geographical area called palestine.

      • avatarTom says:

        My Internet is so much fun.
        Area has been up for grabs for a long time. Was forcibly settled by the Egyptians putting the Sea Peoples ( who may have been from what is now Greece ). Haribu enter the picture later and settled there. See saw with Syrians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. The Hebrews were later dumb enough to take on Rome and got scattered. What was left of the Daughters of the Roman Empire regurgitated the Jews to Palestine which was formerly under control of the Turks.
        Heck with it.
        All the Earth is Roman Earth.

      • avatarJames says:

        Of course there isn’t. The US (and its various mouthpieces) is the only one who call it Palestine and its inhabitants Palestinians.

        The country was known as Philistia, and the inhabitants were the Philistines.

        But, by all means, give 100% unquestioning credence to what some cowboy on a park bench says. Based on his coffee mug, I don’t think he has a dog in the fight anyway.

        • avatarDex says:

          james, you keep doing my work for me. I think you are fighting a gnarly battle here. Ill stand by you.

      • Thanks for that video of Wild Bill. His description of all the things Islam has given the world was one of the most hateful and bigoted little diatribes I’ve ever heard. That, followed by his simplistic description ad the Arab-Israeli conflict, made that one of the all-time most hateful videos I’ve seen.

  3. avatarST says:

    If your first instinct is to toss stones at a man with a loaded AR15, you deserve to reap the consequences of doing so.

  4. avatarabe says:

    My my the harsh words coming from ignorance plz if u don’t know don’t comment here in the states if u throw a rock I throw one back or we fight like man fist for fist not like punks ill shoot at u because I can’t fight like a man put guns on both sides give them tanks rockets etc. u
    just don’t know what ppl have to live thru there both wrong but what’s worse is one side has a military & weapons to protect themselves &
    families while the other only has what god gave them rocks so think b4 u say anything in my opinion the ones throwing the rocks are man the shooting are bitches give them all the freedom to bare arms

    • avatarAPBTFan says:

      Not even commenting on your topic…..

      You’d be much more convincing if you posted in something resembling adult English. A forum affords a person the luxury of time to use actual words, proper capitals and punctuation. Children write the kind of drivel you just took two seconds to type and you pretty much just posted the online equivalent of a crayon-written holiday card.

      • avatarabe says:

        I bet u feel great using big words & proper English to make u feel special or worth anything I feel sorry for you don’t worry ill pray that some day you’ll feel good enough about yourself that you won’t have to hide behind your fancy degree Ian glad to be in the land of the free were ppl like me make as much or more off smart asses like u feels good in the end I feel sorry for you must be real small need big words feel like man him cave man savage lmao ;-)

        • avatarAPBTFan says:

          You presume far too much. All I got was a high school diploma, and barely at that. I also don’t make the big bucks which means you’ve completely misjudged me, are deflecting and are missing the point entirely. It’s not a matter of education or wealth. It’s a matter of caring enough about what you say to put forth the effort to be as clear as you can. Write like a slob all you want but if you want to be taken seriously, let alone understood, try putting some effort into expressing your feelings in a way that truly reflects and does justice to your convictions.

        • avatarMoonshine7102 says:

          Haven’t we already had this conversation, Abe?

    • avatarRopingdown says:

      Just out of curiosity, abe, what then do you call the guys who who send in a retarded kid with explosives strapped to his body? Would this be manly or the other thing?

  5. avatarMike in NC says:

    B’tselem is a hard left anti Israel NGO, in B’tselem’s opinion Israel is a serial human rights abuser and the IDF is a brutal force of repression, in short anything they say is suspect.

  6. avatarCharlie says:

    Nothing beats watching kooky desert savages massacre eachother.

    • avatarJames says:

      Very true. It would be the best comedy/reality show we could possibly ask for – two tribes killing each other off over whose peaceful, loving, imaginary sky-daddy has the bigger dick.

      It’s just a damn shame the American taxpayer is footing the bill for most of it.

      • avatarCharlie says:

        “Reality show” seems about right. Truth and fiction are identical in the Middle East. Maybe our taxes can pay
        Colby to referee.

  7. avatarTom says:

    Palestinians like to egg on the Israelis for propaganda purposes.
    I thought the Israelis were fairly restrained in the video.
    I am not a Jew and not really pro-Israel.
    Too much religion and not enough faith in the Holy Land or un Holy Land, depending on your view.

  8. avatarGS650G says:

    Lovely neighborhood over there, wonder what the property values are like with shootings, riots, and Army walking about.

  9. avatarRAN58 says:

    Much ado about nothing. The settlers were very restrained. They were firing rubber bullets. Any attempt to portray this as use of real bullets is all kabuki theatre. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4231791,00.html

  10. avatarRKflorida says:

    Article I read this morning stated they were shooting rubber bullets. I’ve tried to find it again, but I’m too lazy.

  11. avatarSilver says:

    With all the demonizing, marginalization, and false-flag operations like FnF by the O administration, it’s only a matter of time before factions in the US are like that. Future American neighborhoods right there.

  12. avatarSanchanim says:

    Kind of got a little misty eyed.. I remember those times. Gaza was fun. You know you are searching for a bad guy and people are dropping cinder blocks on you from roof tops. Or throwing large stones, or shooting at you. But you know you just kept moving quickly to get in and out. As much as we would have liked to take them on it wasn’t our mission.
    It is funny, in the last month alone three Palestinians brought sick kids to boarder crossings. One was a small baby and the medic there saved her life, so she could be transported to Israel for further treatment. Of course this doesn’t make the news outside of Israel because it would make the IDF, i.e. me look compassionate.
    I have three of my kids living there now so I do worry..
    I remember when the boarders we open and we used to go into the west bank or Gaza all the time to eat or shop. Once the line 5 bus bombing everything changed.

  13. avatarabe says:

    You know Mr wild bill and the rest ill never forget the summer of 1993. it was the 4th of July I was in equally playing happy it was our independence day I was throwing those snap bombs that we throw on the ground that make a weak popping sound let alone a bomb sound. When five zionist soldiers came running towards me I was only 13 at the time frighten & yes scared they pressed there machine guns to the back of my head yelling at me in what they call English they knew I was American. when I tried to explain it was the 4th I’m just proud to be American no harm intended here my passport I’m sorry they were yelling spitting telling me we gives. a dam f America they stepped all over my passport spitting on it saying this isn’t America we don’t give a dam about your country so on it gave me nightmare I still think about it till this day and here we are Mr wild bill paying taxes giving them aid while here in our states were homeless starving and dying to ppl who really hate everything and everyone most of all us America the country who made them , don’t take my word for it like they told me then they can’t wait till our country falls thinks for the help dummies so were was Mr sanchacim and wild bill when I needed my help from my country men so they can see what they did to me my flag and passport I was a kid man unarmed and it was a time of no war or violence I’m sorry for my ruin sentences fragments and poor English but it hurts to see my country men blind to the facts they wish the whole world dead not just Arabs the zionist not all good Israelis because there are good Israelis but there army and the zionist pigs are the ones who are gonna destroy the world they are the man that will destroy the world like all religious sayings talk about the zionist I love all mankind and want peace for all bless all of u good or evil .

    • avatarMatthew says:

      Please, do not feed this troll.

      • avatarabe says:

        Sorry truth hurts

      • avatarabe says:

        Sorry truth hurts to be honest this is exactly what I expect from someone like you sorry to say a lot of us are sad cases like you but still were all entitled to our opinion at least here we can have are own opinion and beliefs thats what the real problem is over there to begin with like I said give each of them there own army and weapons stay out of it and let them deal with it. it’s not exactly fair now is it on side has an army and the other has rocks not to mention Israelis and Palestinians are first cousins look the same so who to say is really causing the problem just be open minded but the hard for most to do its easier to get wasted

      • avatarabe says:

        You proved my point Matthew were lost

  14. avatarabe says:

    I’m sorry to say were blind our country is falling apart from with in the rich is getting richer and were falling apart sorry to say were gonna be the new Israel and Israel is gonna be the new America watch and let me see them help us the way we helped them mark my words there gonna spit and laugh in our faces I can’t but admire the Israelis they got the world were they want us wow sorry to say it but history always repeats itself I just wish this time around will still be on top just look around open your eyes guys were losing freedom everyday while we watch it slip on bye who cares right I’m just gonna get drunk do drugs and watch sports yeee haaa god help us all for what is to come I pray I’m wrong long live America god bless all mankind for we don’t know what we do or care about our fellow man.

  15. avatarabe says:

    Just remember Mel Gibson movie the passion of Christ it’s true and I’m not Christian but believe in Jesus and mother Marie for god sakes they killed Jesus and punished mother Marie plz tell me I’m lying so when god burns you for lying I can say told u so like I said blind and helpless that’s fact and the only true fact I care about crucified by the Jews the zionist Jews sorry can’t be on no ones side that did that to Jesus and the mother I wanna go to heaven if u believe in god that is theses days. peace to all mankind.

  16. avatarJames says:

    I just spent 45 minutes writing a reply above that does not appear to be going through. Maybe because there’s a lot of links? I don’t know, but it’s a real kick in the nuts to see all that time and effort flushed down the toilet.

  17. avatarbontai Joe says:

    I am sure it is the devil’s doing that 3 major religions that can’t/don’t/won’t get along with each other have to share the same “holy” ground. People have been fighting and killing over that same patch of earth for thousands of years, and I have every confidence that they will still be fighting and killing over it thousands of years from now, all in the name of their loving Gods.

  18. avatarstompahippie says:

    Don,t pick on abe for his grammar. He is obviously the product of lead paint poisoning.

    I would and if needed will gladly pick up a rifle and defend Israel against the people who attack her every day.

    • avatarabe says:

      I guess u can start with me I got so many rifles ill let u borrow. one I got so many don’t know what to do with them last see who draw faster. name the place and time ill be glad to stand toe to toe with you got a new 50 cal I’m I still never took to the range what u say ill let u borrow one of mine everything. I own is top notch name it u got it ill even buy u one to your liking if u want I’m all about fair and extending my pricey collection u down.

    • avatarWiebelhaus says:

      May I ask why you would defend Israel with force if called upon to do so? I won’t respond to your answer if you don’t want me to, I’m not trying to pick a fight, I’m just curious because you said you would but didn’t follow with why.

      • avatarabe says:

        No Ian talking to the idiot anstompahippie that comment was directed towards his coward ass all I got to say Mel Gibson rocks he showed us the truth passion of the Christ if your against god and his will I’m against u sorry that hit home for me I’m against anybody who can be with anybody the crucified Jesus and the mother

      • avatarabe says:

        What’s said is that Mel Gibson had to apologize for showing and telling the truth it shows how much power and influence they hold over our government and television its sad that u have to hide from the truth what type of example are we teaching our future children of our great nation is to give up and bend over for a country not even the size of Chicago that’s sick if u ask me and worse its saying don’t believe in gods word sad so so sad I’m sorry to say the truth is coming good luck and goodbye all peace

      • avatarAPBTFan says:

        Because he, as do I, hold no religion but follow geopolitical issues with a passion. He is my brother and we both find the Israeli cause far, far more compelling than the Philistines.

    • avatarabe says:

      U know what’s fucked up is I think your right lol I have over 10,000 lead bullets Shit I’m a doomsday prepare but only with my second amendment right Shit thanks never thought about that thanks for shading some light on that all my multi culture and multi racial friends always told me I’m kinda off my bc the 5 zionist. pigs that had the machine guns pressed against my head and stepping on my red white and blue flag than spitting on my us passport had something to do with it don’t know but all my friends glad when Shit hits the fan that got my bunker to run to don’t matter what color culture your are if I love u I got your back in anytime of need believe that lead poisoning or not

    • avatarabe says:

      To answer your question I think I do have lead poisoning from the 15,0000 lead bullets. I have Shit your right man I love my second amendment right I’m pro American and truth so plz don’t hate stompahippie at least when Shit hit the fan like when those zionist pigs pressed those 5 machine guns to my skull ripped my red whit and blue flag out my hand threw it and my passport spitting and stomping on them that showed me that day how much they love our great nation that put them on the map and still paying there way how dare u say you’ll protect the ones that did that to our flag unless your not American yea that’s it and I’m sorry I’m off after that day buddy

      • avatarAPBTFan says:

        So is it 10 or 15 thousand lead bullets? What is it – you cast 5,000 bullets in 57 minutes, you can’t count or you’re full of shit? What alloy? What lube? Gas checked or no? What calibers?

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