Child killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza + US blocks cease-fire, gives Israel carte blanche to continue killing

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AFP
1.3.09

A Palestinian child was killed by Israeli tank fire in the Gaza Strip late Saturday, becoming the first victim of a ground offensive against the Hamas stronghold, medics said.

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via Child killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza.

h/t: ICH

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US blocks cease-fire, gives Israel carte blanche to continue killing in Gaza

By Barry Grey
http://www.wsws.org
3 January 2009

As the Israeli devastation of Gaza enters its second week and signs point to an imminent ground invasion of the densely populated and impoverished Palestinian territory, the US government is working to block diplomatic initiatives for a cease-fire in order to give Israel a free hand to intensify its assault on the defenseless population.

While Israeli planes, warships and missiles continued to level civilian buildings, mosques and homes, and thousands of Israeli troops with tanks, artillery and armored vehicles awaited the order to enter the Palestinian enclave, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared outside the White House Friday morning following a briefing on the Gaza crisis with President George W. Bush. In a terse statement, Rice once again placed the blame for the Israeli aggression on Hamas and underscored Washington’s support for Israel’s rejection of cease-fire proposals from France, the European Union and a number of Arab governments.

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via US blocks cease-fire, gives Israel carte blanche to continue killing in Gaza.

see

Israel’s politics spill into Gaza

Israel sends troops into Gaza, raising stakes in Hamas fight

A week of Israel’s war on Gaza + Israeli bombardment of Gaza enters second week

Israel defies peacemakers and prepares for invasion

Rabbi Feldman: Zionism is “Illegitimate Political Movement” + Ibrahim Ramey

Israel-Palestine-Gaza-Occupation

5 thoughts on “Child killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza + US blocks cease-fire, gives Israel carte blanche to continue killing

  1. “For the US, aggression by its main political and military ally in the Middle East is seen as a means of advancing the hegemonic aims of American imperialism against such obstacles as Iran and Syria in the oil-rich and strategically crucial region.”

    -very relevant words telling why the Palestinian innocent people have to endure the cold blooded, calculated cruelty of Israel and U.S.–the terrorist states.

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