Israel’s terror against the children outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

In this photo illustration a computer and a mobile phone screens display the Netflix logo on March 31, 2020 [OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images]

Israel’s terror against Gaza’s children on Netflix

Sayid Marcos TenórioMay 19, 2021

In this photo illustration a computer and a mobile phone screens display the Netflix logo on March 31, 2020 [OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images]HajjSayidOctober 16, 2021 at 10:37 am 

The celebration of Children’s Day on 12 October made me remember and rewatch the documentary Born in Gaza (2014) on Netflix by Italian-Argentinian war correspondent, writer and filmmaker Hernán Zin. The documentary was shot during the 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip and portrays the daily lives of ten children amidst the bombs and destruction caused by Israeli terrorist attacks.

What prompted the director to film the documentary were the terrifying images of one of the airstrikes on a beach in Gaza, resulting in the deaths of four children from the same family (Mohamed, Ismail, Zakariya and Ahed) while playing soccer. Cases like this are the so-called “side effects” of the “most modern army in the world”, which cannot distinguish between children and military fighters.

Born in Gaza translates the Palestinian effort to overcome the traumas after the attacks in a frank and direct way. It achieves this through testimonies like those of Mohamed, a boy who looks for things in the dumps to sell and support his family since his father cannot work; of Udai, who witnessed the death of his 22-year-old older brother, Muhammad; and of Mahmud, the son of a Palestinian peasant who had his crops destroyed and his lambs and camels killed by Zionist attacks.

The documentary also features Sondos, a little girl who still carries the scars of her liver wound; Rajaf, the son of an ambulance driver who was murdered while saving lives; Malak, a young woman who witnessed the bombing of a United Nations (UN) school for girls in the Jabalia refugee camp; Hamada, one of four boys who survived the attack on the Gaza beach; and Bisan, a little girl whose parents were killed in the bombing and needs cosmetic eye surgery outside of Gaza.

The testimonies are moving and clearly report the tragic experience and effects of the Israeli occupation on their lives, like when Mahmud says: “We don’t have missiles or tanks. We grow vegetables, not bombs.” There is the scene where Rajaf and his friends pay homage to his deceased father, spraying water from a plastic bottle on his grave. There is also the speech of Motasem, who suffers from post-traumatic stress and needs psychological help outside of Gaza, which is not allowed by Israel. He says that he sees the ghost of his dead brother every night.

The film uses the resource of sometimes showing children in slow motion as they walk through the debris, in an attempt to turn them into individuals, concrete victims of Israeli terrorism, and not mere statistics of a conflict in which Israel’s responsibility for destruction and death is minimised by the media and the Western historiography.

It portrays the harsh realities of how those children and their families suffer and struggle to overcome the trauma and to normalise their lives in the face of the destruction of their homes, schools and hospitals. Between 7 July and 26 August, 2014, Israeli terrorism murdered 2,200 Palestinians, including 550 children – 70 per cent under 12 years of age. Israel was responsible for more than 11,000 injuries, including 3,358 children. More than 100,000 people were displaced during the attacks that year, according to the annual report of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).[1] On the side of the Israeli aggressor, 73 people died, including 67 soldiers.

The facts reported in the documentary on the destruction and deaths are part of Gaza’s history, in which the Israeli occupier carries out permanent cruel aggression as a way to legitimise the Zionist colonial occupation and illegally expand the territory assigned to Israel. The US-supplied state-of-the-art fighter aircraft and bomb attacks aim to destroy Gaza’s infrastructure, create chaos, promote ethnic cleansing and weaken the Palestinian resistance.

Despite all the modern military apparatus, Israel has not been able to double the resistance forces nor prevent the widespread demonstrations of solidarity with the Palestinian people. Those resistance forces expose the crimes of the Jewish state in the main capitals of the world and organise anti-Israel demonstrations in several cities in the territories assigned to Israel, in which Jews and Palestinians from Israel reside.

The Gaza Strip covers 365 square kilometres and is inhabited by more than two million Palestinians. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with about 6,000 inhabitants per square kilometre. More than 70 per cent are children or young people without the right to clean water, electricity and medicine. Since 2007, Israel has prevented the entry of hundreds of types of goods and raw materials into Gaza, as well as the export of many industrial and agricultural products due to the closing of most commercial accesses.

Israel has turned the Gaza Strip into an unbearable place, as the siege has become the world’s largest open-air prison, recalling the Nazi concentration camps during World War II and used by Zionists as a way to blackmail the world and cover up their crimes. Israel carries out a slow-motion genocide against Palestinians in Gaza. Along with the daily suffering under the siege, repeated attacks only worsen the living conditions of its residents.

By robbing Palestinian children of their childhoods, Israel is consistent with its 1948 policy of the continued ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. While many children receive gifts on Children’s Day, the gift Palestinian children want is the right to play like any other child, running free through the streets of Palestine, without tanks and bombs, without daily funerals and arrests.

[1] OCHA: “2014 FOI ARRASADOR PARA PALESTINOS NOS TERRITÓRIOS OCUPADOS”. UN News, 2021. https://news.un.org/pt/story/2015/03/1506391-ocha-2014-foi-arrasador-para-palestinos-nos-territorios-ocupados. Accessed on: 10 October, 2021.

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Monitor.

Explosives set off outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Explosives set off at Gaza border

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IDF observers noticed two suspects trying to cross the no-mans-land at the Gaza border, the IDF Spokespersons unit reported on Twitter on Friday eveningUpon reaching the border, the two suspects put down an improvised explosive device, which exploded not long after.IDF soldiers arrived on the scene and arrested the suspects, taking them in for questioning

Casualties mount outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Gaza-Israel: Casualties mount as violence continues

UN officials say more than 100,000 people have been forced to take shelter in UN buildings in Gaza because of the violence – double the number of the Gaza conflict five years ago.

Diplomatic efforts to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas have intensified, with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meeting the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo. 

A woman the BBC filmed being pulled from rubble in a Gaza blast was taken to hospital – but later died from her injuries.

Paul Adams reports.

First broadcast Tuesday 22 July

Israel resumes Gaza offensive after Hamas rockets

Israel resumes Gaza offensive after Hamas rockets

Israel resumes Gaza offensive after Hamas rocketsClose

The Israeli military says it is resuming its air, ground and naval raids on Gaza as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets after rejecting a humanitarian truce.

Israel had accepted a UN request for a 24-hour ceasefire, but warned it would act if it was breached by Hamas.

Hamas said it would not accept a truce unless Israeli troops left Gaza and the displaced were allowed to return home.

More than 1,000 Palestinians and 46 Israelis have been killed.

Chris Morris reports from Gaza

Hamas building second front outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

REPORT: Hamas building second front against Israel on Lebanese border, already firing rockets at Israel

The Alma Research and Education Center,an Israeli think tank that specializes in security threats on the northern border, released a report this week outlining the true scope of Hamas’s military activities in Lebanon, indicating that the terrorist rulers in Gaza are building a second front from which to attack Israel.

The report identified the principal senior political and military Hamas leaders active on Lebanese territory, the organization’s multiple military projects, and working plans. It also identified the locations of some of Hamas’s key Lebanese military sites.

The report also analyzed Hamas’s complex relationship with the Iranian-led radical Shi’ite axis.

The report detailed how Hamas’s two operational units in Lebanon – El-Shimali and Khaled Ali recruit members, train them in specialized combat skills such as sniping, anti-tank missile attacks, operating drones, and more. The units also develop and produce their own weapons – rockets, offensive drones, and small unmanned underwater vehicles. And they set up operational cells while preparing attack plans against Israel.

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The two branches are guided by Hamas’s ‘Construction Bureau,’ based in Lebanon and Turkey, which influences Hamas activity in Gaza, Lebanon, and Judea and Samaria. the Construction Bureau operates covertly out of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, concealed from both Hezbollah and the Lebanese government. According to the report, the two units develop and manufacture weapons in Lebanon including rockets, drones, and small unmanned submarines. In addition, the two sections of the Construction Bureau recruit and train would-be terrorists in specialized courses such as sniping, operating anti-tank missile launchers, drone operators, urban warfare, aeronautics, naval diving, and tactical intelligence collection.

It is believed that Saleh al-Arouri , the deputy head of the Hamas’ political bureau In Lebanon who is responsible for terror attacks in Judea and Samaria was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers in 2014, which preceded the IDF incursion into Gaza.

One of Hamas’ leaders in Lebanon,

Hamas activity in Lebanon is ultimately directed by the Iranian Quds force. This creates a broad threat as Hezbollah was established as part of an Iranian effort, through funding and the dispatch of a core group of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (pasdaran) instructors, as an anti-Israel entity on Israel’s northern border. Iran also supports the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad in his civil war.

Proof of Hamas activity in Lebanon came in the form of five incidents of Grad rockets fired from Lebanon against Israel between May and August. According to the report, at least some of the rocket attacks were launched without the knowledge or consent of Hezbollah, a terrorist organization that represents fully one-third of the Lebanese Parliament. The Alma report concluded that this indicated a developing rift between Hamas and Hezbollah. The report claimed that as a response to Hamas firing rockets at Israel from Lebanon, Hezbollah was forced to follow suit.

“[This] actually forced Hezbollah to join the rocket fire and in our assessment doing so without genuinely desiring to,” read the report. “[This] has the potential of creating a severely difficult challenge for Hezbollah. Hamas pursues its own interests in Lebanon, including not informing Hezbollah ahead of time when Hamas fires rockets into Israel – a pattern that could drag Hezbollah into a war with Israel, against Hezbollah’s own interests.”

Alma noted that Hezbollah views itself as the dominant force in Lebanon and tolerates Hamas as “guests”. “Based on the intensification and independent military operations carried out by Hamas from Lebanon, Hamas does not appear to see itself as ‘just a guest’ in Lebanon.\,” the report concluded.

“Hamas’s constant force build-up in Lebanon has the potential of creating a severely difficult challenge for Hezbollah. Hamas pursues its own interests in Lebanon, including not informing Hezbollah ahead of time when the Hamas fires rockets into Israel – a pattern that could drag Hezbollah into a war with Israel, against Hezbollah own interests,” the report stated. “For Israel, the time has come to stop viewing Hamas as separate Gazan and Lebanese entities and to view the organization as a single return address for any necessary future retaliation for Hamas aggression. Precise Israeli action against Hamas in Lebanon actually matches Hezbollah’s interests.”

The report came to a powerful conclusion, recommending a course of action for the Israeli defense establishment:

“Israel should ‘think outside the box’ and act openly against Hamas targets in Lebanon if Hamas attacks from the Gaza Strip and vice versa.”

Islamic Jihad and Hamas Warn Occupation Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Islamic Jihad and Hamas Warn Occupation Against Harming Prisoners

Hamas and Islamic Jihad warned the Israeli occupation against “testing the patience and resistance of the Palestinian people,” emphasizing that the occupation must bear the consequences of this “foolish policy” that may lead to a wide explosion in the region.

This was revealed during a meeting on Thursday between a Hamas delegation led by the deputy head of the Political Bureau Sheikh Saleh al-Arouri, who was joined by Zaher Jabarin, the official in charge of the prisoners’ file, and a delegation led by the Islamic Jihad movement’s Secretary-General Ziyad al-Nakhala.

The two movements affirmed that the occupation “is not allowed to single out any prisoner or faction inside prisons,” including removing all prisoners from isolation.

Hunger strikes of the prisoners were also supported by the movements, as well as their right to “Freedom and ending the unjust policy of administrative detention,” which according to the movements aims to undermine the determination of the people’s fighters.

Earlier, the Al-Quds Brigades announced a general mobilization among its fighters in response to the Israeli occupation’s punitive measures against prisoners.This was preceded by the movement’s announcement that about 150 of its prisoners started an open hunger strike, a step marking the start of a gradual escalation in their battle against the occupation prison authority.

Palestinian Refugee Children Facing Severe Trauma Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

UN: Palestinian Refugee Children Facing Severe Trauma in Besieged Gaza

The lasting impact of the latest round of Israeli escalation builds on already existing trauma from previous conflicts and a grueling ongoing blockade on the Gaza Strip, warned the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

UNRWA said in a feature published on the World Mental Health Day, that sixty-six children were killed in the latest conflict in Gaza and some 113,000 Palestinians were displaced during the 11 devastating days.

The more than two million Palestinians who call Gaza home have lived through four wars in the last thirteen years and this latest round of hostilities added another layer of psychological distress on an already traumatized population.

An alarming number of the population of Gaza, almost 600,000 of whom are children and youth, display symptoms of severe distress and are at risk of developing mental health conditions and display symptoms of severe distress.

UNRWA has implemented mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming to mitigate the mental health costs arising from the increased need for mental health support and being born by residents of Gaza. This includes individual and group counselling sessions, hotlines for mental health support, afterschool sessions and the Keeping Kids Cool (KKC) summer camp activities that ran in Gaza throughout July 2021, targeting 150,000 children.

On this World Mental Health Day, UNRWA underscored the importance of a life lived in dignity and free of the violence of war, remembering that the right to health, education and a dignified life are clearly enshrined in international human rights law. 

UNRWA also lauded the valiant efforts of mental health care professionals like those who are on the frontlines of service provision in Gaza.  Many of them were involved in this year’s Gaza Keeping Kids Cook summer activities, providing vital psychosocial support to tens of thousands of traumatized children.

People in Gaza have already been living on the edge and many families struggle to put food on the table. Their situation has deteriorated even further over the past year due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

According to data by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Gaza is one of the world’s most densely populated areas, with more than 5,000 inhabitants per square kilometer. The Gaza Strip is smaller than the city of Oslo but is home to three times as many people.

Gaza is described by many Palestinians and humanitarian actors as the world’s largest open-air prison, where nearly 2 million Palestinians live behind a blockade and are refused access to the other occupied Palestinian areas and the rest of the world.

NRC said 7 out of 10 Palestinians in Gaza are registered as refugees, and many of these come from families who were forced to leave their villages in 1948. Many have also been forced to leave their homes due to war, violence, and economic hardship.

Hamas terror expansion outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

The whole Hamas group should be listed as a terrorist organisation , a parliamentary committee says.
The whole Hamas group should be listed as a terrorist organisation , a parliamentary committee says.

MPs seek Hamas terror listing expansion

Andrew BrownOctober 14 2021 – 2:23PM

All of the Palestinian group Hamas should be listed as a terrorist organisation by the federal government, a parliamentary committee has recommended.

The report by the joint intelligence and security committee found the entirety of Hamas, along with four other groups, should be formally listed as a terrorist organisation.

Previously, only Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was formally listed.

The committee’s chair Liberal senator James Paterson said the listing of all of Hamas would be in line with measures taken by the US and EU.

“The expert evidence provided to the committee overwhelmingly rejected the idea that Hamas’ Izz-al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operates independently from the rest of the organisation,” Senator Paterson said.

“Leaders of Hamas have repeatedly made statements which meet the advocacy test for terrorist listing, including direct incitement of acts of violence against Jewish people.”

The committee agreed that Hamas operated as one entity and had overlapping members with the military wing.

However, the report warned the listing of all of Hamas may come with problems for government departments.

“Should the Australian government accept this recommendation, the committee acknowledges there will be some practical challenges for various agencies in implementing and adjusting to this decision,” the report said.

The entirety of Hamas has been previously listed as a terrorist organisation in 2014, but was removed shortly after.

The Nations Trample Hamas Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

PJCIS recommends expanding terrorist listing of Hamas

Issue date: Thursday, 14 October 2021

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended the government consider listing Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organisation.

The PJCIS today tabled its report on the Review of the relisting of five organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal CodeThis review considered the relisting of al-Shabaab, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). 

While the Committee supported the relisting of all these organisations under the Criminal Code it has gone a step further, recommending the government expand the listing of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades to include the whole organisation of Hamas. The Committee made a similar recommendation in June 2021 in its Report on the review of the relisting of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code that the listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation be expanded to the whole organisation of Hizballah. 

Committee Chair Senator James Paterson, said that it was clear from evidence received during this review that the whole organisation of Hamas met the definition of a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code

‘Currently, the US, Canada and the EU list the whole organisation of Hamas as a terrorist organisation under their respective proscription regimes.

‘The expert evidence provided to the committee overwhelmingly rejected the idea that Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operates independently from the rest of the organisation. There was agreement that Hamas operates as a singular entity with overlapping personnel, finances and structure. In addition, leaders of Hamas have repeatedly made statements which meet the advocacy test for terrorist listing, including direct incitement of acts of violence against Jewish people,’ Senator Paterson said.

Further information on the inquiry as well as a copy of the report can be obtained from the Committee’s website

Chair, Senator James Paterson via Deborah Seccombe on 0451 255 891 or deborah.seccombe@aph.gov.au

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Report: Hamas increasing activity in Lebanon outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Report: Hamas increasing activity in Lebanon

New report states that Gaza-based terrorist group behind series of rocket attacks since May from Lebanon

Hamas is gaining a foothold in southern Lebanon, establishing a military infrastructure in the past year-and-a-half, according to a new report from the ALMA Research Center, an Israeli think tank that specializes in security threats on the northern border.

The report states that Hamas was likely behind a series of five rocket attacks aimed at northern Israel in May, July and August.

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The Gaza-based terrorist group has an active “Construction Bureau,” headed by Majed Qader Mahmoud Qader, who recently moved to Lebanon from Istanbul. Two units of the Construction Bureau contain hundreds of operatives — Al-Shimali and Khaled Ali.

The Al-Shimali unit is headed by William Abu Shanab and the Khaled Ali unit is commanded by Muhammed Hamed Jabara.

The two units are responsible for recruitment and training and also operating drones and rockets.

According to the report, many if not all of the rockets fired since May were launched without the knowledge of Hezbollah, which could indicate a rift between the two terrorist organizations.

The Construction Bureau is covertly based out of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The activities are kept hidden from the Lebanese authorities and Hezbollah, which the report states “has the potential of creating a severely difficult challenge for Hezbollah.”

However, the Iranian Quds force ultimately manages the activities of the two groups as the Islamic Republic’s proxies on Israel’s borders, security analysts suggest.

The recent rocket attacks on northern Israel launched by Palestinian militants in Lebanon include three rockets fired toward the town of Nahariya on May 13; two rockets fired toward Central Galilee on May 17; four rockets fired toward Acre and Haifa on May 19; two rockets fired toward Western Galilee on July 19; and most recently three rockets fired toward Kiryat Shmona on August 4.