Israel, Hamas Traits


Israel, Hamas, West, Rockets

I felt I need to put Israel, Hamas, Palestine’s. God’s traits on this page because Hamas Traits are the opposite to God and his Traits. Absolute opposite.

No Pureness, Not Peaceable, Not Gentle, No Kindness, No  Mercy, Not open to Reason, No Goodness, No Compassion, Does not Care about you, No certainty, No Sincerity,

It is true to say what is coming out of the Arab World, Palestine, Hamas, Iran is na evil which can only be classed out of coming from Hell itself.  Putting  what  is happening in a situation you would have to say it is Ant-Christ because it is the opposite to what God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit stands for. And therefore also the opposite to what Christians stand for.

So the traits of God are truly a picture of the living God a God, Jesus, Holy Spirit. God has a Kingdom right now as we live. A Kingdom who has a foundation fulfilling all of God’s Traits such as Pure, Peaceable, Gentle, Kind, Mercy, Open to Reason, Goodness, Compassion, Cares about you, No uncertainty, no insincerity,  Kindness and the list can go on.

Directly below here is an overview of the situation and further down is detail, Articles etc supporting my overview.

I am a Christian and I serve the living God. The God revealed in the Christian Bible, Old Testament and the New Testament and I have www.youmustrepent.com  also www.revelationyoucanunderstand.com

Plenty to read and 

below  an overview to save you reading the detail text

Israel, Hamas, Palestine, Think about this.

  • Last night 24-7-2014 Hamas leader said they have never  agreed to change their demands, Not now and will never in the future.
  • Hamas demand is blockage of Gaza to be lifted and yet even a blind donkey can see as soon as the blockage is removed the Terrorists, Palestinians will bring weapons in to fight Israel as they are doing even now with the tunnels they use to send weapons and other supplies out of Gaza into Israel. Prohibited weapons even between Egypt into Gaza etc
  • Hamas clearly states they will never state Israel has a right to exist.

Israel  is being at fault by Media, countries around the world and are always highlight the misery Israel army, Air force, Navy  highlighting the misery of Palestine’s..

You need to remember Israel is by itself in the region and the Arab World, Palestinians  would destroy Israel completely if they had the weapons to do it. For that reason Israel had to develop strong defences which they have with the help from those in the West. So for some do gooders saying things like  Israel mass killing people

Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN, condemned the attack, which came hours after the agency had warned that Israel’s actions in the Palestinian enclave could constitute war crimes. “Today’s attack underscores the imperative for the killing to stop and to stop now,” Ban said.

I felt I need to put Israel, Hamas, Palestine’s. God’s traits on this page because Hamas Traits are the opposite to God and his Traits. Absolute opposite.

No Pureness, Not Peaceable, Not Gentle, No Kindness, No  Mercy, Not open to Reason, No Goodness, No Compassion, Does not Care about you, No certainty, No Sincerity,

It is true to say what is coming out of the Arab World, Palestine, Hamas, Iran is na evil which can only be classed out of coming from Hell itself.  Putting  what  is happening in a situation you would have to say it is Ant-Christ because it is the opposite to what God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit stands for. And therefore also the opposite to what Christians stand for.

So the traits of God are truly a picture of the living God a God, Jesus, Holy Spirit. God has a Kingdom right now as we live. A Kingdom who has a foundation fulfilling all of God’s Traits such as Pure, Peaceable, Gentle, Kind, Mercy, Open to Reason, Goodness, Compassion, Cares about you, No uncertainty, no insincerity,  Kindness and the list can go on.

Directly below here is an overview of the situation and further down is detail, Articles etc supporting my overview.

I am a Christian and I serve the living God. The God revealed in the Christian Bible, Old Testament and the New Testament and I have www.youmustrepent.com  also www.revelationyoucanunderstand.com

 

Simple overview of information below further down to save you reading it all..Israel’s Iron Dome

  • Israel has said it will not stop war till Palestine’s, Hamas till rockets are stopped.
  • Israel also want to destroy tunnels that bring terrorists from Gaza to Israel
  • Hamas, Palestine’s has conditions for any truce till then, rockets will come.
  • Israel Army, Air force, Navy warn Gaza citizens to leave area before they come.
  • Hamas, tell people not to leave, so use people as a human shield.
  • As the Israel army invade all fighting is targeted to reduce civilian casualties.
  • Hamas rockets are trying to kill people in urban areas.
  • Israel Defence, America help  Iron Dome” defence system.
  • Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts Hamas rockets
  • Gaza rockets heading to urban areas are blown up others let go.
  • Attempts are made to show Israel being at fault
  • Palestinian president Mahmoud Addas blames Israel for rockets etc.
  • Yet Israel has said if rockets stop there will be quiet.
  • Yet Hama keeps the rockets coming and using tunnels to hurt Israel.

French Foreign minister Laurent Fabius called for an end to the massacres. As was said, “Nothing justifies continued attacks and massacres which do nothing but only claim more victims and stroke tensions hatred. Australian Thurs 24th 2014 . John Lyons writer of article. Flight risk: Hamas hits airport

You can see how Israel is stated to be part of the problem and yet Israel has made all the concessions and Hamas rejected all mediation and make rules, conditions and the core problem is that will never state Israel has a right to exist they believe Israel shown be blown up away out of existence as Iran said Israel will be evaporated and if they could they would try to destroy Israel.

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Israel as a country is hated particularly in Arab world and Palestine’s hate Israel and this hatred has its core back thousands of years.
I will give you an overview again and you can read more further down the page.

  • Abraham, Wife Sarai had a son Isaac the chosen line.
  • Abraham also had Concubine, Egyptian, Hagar gave a son Ishmael
  • Sarai tossed Hagar Ishmael out  but God said Ishmael would be a great multitude therefore Arab world
  • You  can imagine Abraham family would be hated by Hagar line
  • Isaac wife Rebekah has Esau 1st child and Jacob twins but Esau cam e out first.
  • Esau sold his birthright.
  • Rebekah and Jacob tricked Isaac so Isaac gave birthright to Jacob.
  • Esau was so upset he was going to kill Jacob when Isaac died
  • Once again you can imagine hatred in Esau’s line.
  • God changed Jacob’s name to Israel so Israel Nation came into being through Jacob.
  • Jacobs family went to Eqypt for 400 years and finally Moses delivered the Israelites out of Egypt.
  • God said to the Jews, Israel if you obey my voice you as a nation will be a blessing to all nations but God warned them if they did not obey God’s voice they would be hated and nations, people will treat them like off carts, good for nothing and people will lord over them.
  • Jews, Israel never obeyed God’s voice except for short periods of time.
  • Finally God kicked the Israelites out of their land Northern Kingdom to exile by Assyria approx 722 BC and Southern Kingdom, Jerusalem went into exile by Babylonians  approx 597 BC
  • So Israel no longer had a land till 1947 when the United Nations gave Israel a place and they took part of Palestine land.
  • So Palestines were, are not happy and are claiming Israel never should have existed.
  • So you can see why over thousands of years Arab World Palestine’s have a deep hatred of Israel. And on top of all this because they would not obey God there were cursed.

So you can see 2014 there is not going to be any peace with Hamas, Palestine and Israel and as stated by Iran Israel should be evaporated so they no longer exist.

So you can see why Israel needs all its friends because if they are weak they will be destroyed and that is exactly the Israelite Government knows and fortunately Israel is a strong Government, Army, Air Force Navy and helped by the Western world particularly America.

So above is simply an overview and for more information read below or use Google.

Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 and leaves 200 wounded

UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not givenGaza crisis: Israeli strike kills at least 15 – live updates

International scrutiny of Israel‘s assault on the Gaza Strip intensified on Thursday when more than 15 Palestinians were killed and 200 injured in a strike on a UN school in northern Gaza crowded with hundreds of displaced civilians.Most of the injured were women and children. Among the dead was a mother and her one-year-old baby. UN staff had been attempting to organise the school’s evacuation when the attack took place. Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN, condemned the attack, which came hours after the agency had warned that Israel’s actions in the Palestinian enclave could constitute war crimes. “Today’s attack underscores the imperative for the killing to stop and to stop now,” Ban said.The Israeli military first claimed, in a text sent to journalists, that the school could have been hit by Hamas missiles that fell short. Later, a series of tweets from the Israel Defence Forces appeared to confirm the deaths were the result of an Israeli strike.

“Today Hamas continued firing from Beit Hanoun. The IDF responded by targeting the source of the fire.”

“Last night, we told Red Cross to evacuate civilians from UNRWA’s shelter in Beit Hanoun btw 10am & 2pm. UNRWA & Red Cross got the message. Hamas prevented civilians from evacuating the area during the window that we gave them.”

Israel shells UN shelter in Beit Hanoun The attack was condemned by Ban Ki-Moon, who said ‘Today’s attack underscores the imperative for the killing to stop and to stop now.’ Photograph: Nidal Alwaheidi/Demotix/Corbis Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works agency said there had earlier been “firing around the compound” and his organisation had asked the Israeli army for time to evacuate civilians. “We spent much of the day trying to negotiate or to coordinate a window so that civilians, including our staff, could leave. That was never granted … and the consequences of that appear to be tragic.” Gunness said the Israeli military were supplied with coordinates of UN schools where those displaced were sheltering. UN sources told the Guardian a call was placed to the Israeli military at 10.55am requesting permission to evacuate but their call was not returned.

The deaths in Beit Hanoun raised the overall Palestinian death toll in the conflict that began on 8 July to at least 751. Israel has lost 32 soldiers – all since 17 July, when it widened its air campaign into a full-scale ground operation – and three civilians.

Israel shells Gaza school The majority of those injured in the attack on the school were women and children. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Hours after the attack, a trail of bloody footprints could be seen crossing a deserted playground littered with abandoned possessions. There were pools of blood both inside and outside the school building; more blood splashed over wooden school desks.

The Israeli military, which said it was “reviewing the incident”, claimed the incident had occurred during “heavy combat” in the area and accused “terrorists” of “using civilian infrastructure and international symbols as human shields”.

Although missiles belonging to Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups in Gaza do sometimes fall short, there was no visible evidence of debris from broken Palestinian rockets in the school. The injuries and the number of fatalities were consistent with a powerful explosion that sent shrapnel tearing through the air, in some cases causing traumatic amputations.

The surrounding neighbourhood bore evidence of multiple Israeli attacks, including smoke from numerous artillery rounds and air strikes. One building was entirely engulfed by flames.

Israel shells school in Gaza The attack happened as the playground was crowded with families waiting to be ferried to safety. Photograph: Adel Hana/AP Thursday’s assault on the school – one of the grimmest incidents of the war – occurred at about 2.50pm as the playground was crowded with families waiting to be ferried to safety. According to survivors, one shell landed in the schoolyard followed by several more rounds that hit the upper stories of the building.

Most of the wounded were moved initially to a local hospital where terrified women and children clung to each other, waiting for news of relatives. A shell exploded about 50 metres from the hospital building as they waited.

Nour Hamid, 17, was hoping for news of her sister. As she attempted to comfort her terrified nephew, she said: “We were packing up to leave when the attack happened. We were standing outside when they started hitting us, some of the women holding their babies. My sister-in-law was one of the injured. There were bodies everywhere, most of them women and children.”

Laila al-Shinbari told Reuters: “All of us sat in one place when suddenly four shells landed on our heads … Bodies were on the ground, [there was] blood and screams. My son is dead and all my relatives are wounded including my other kids.”

Sabah Kafarna, 35, had also been sheltering at the school. “At about 11.30 someone from the municipality came to tell us that we were going to be moved because it was too dangerous. But the buses didn’t come. That’s why [there were] so many people all outside when the shells landed,” she said. “The shells came one after the other. I was inside by the windows when they smashed.”

Ayman Hamdan, medical director at Beit Hanoun hospital, told the Guardian that medical staff were treating multiple shrapnel injuries and damage to internal organs. “Some of the bodies were blown apart. Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it,” she said.

Gaza school playground The playground of the school, filled with displaced families when the shell hit. Photograph: Sameh Rahmi/NurPhoto/Corbis The dead were ferried along with the most seriously injured in a fleet of ambulances to the relative safety of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia. Frantic relatives crowded the morgue looking for loved ones. The hospital’s emergency room was plunged into chaos as doctors struggled to cope with the influx.

One father, his white singlet stained with blood, sat on the floor cradling the body of his injured daughter as another relative held a drip above her. Two more children were brought in – one girl injured by shrapnel, and another body whose torso was covered in blood.

Several UN schools have come under fire in the last week. On Tuesday, a school in Maghazi, central Gaza, sheltering about 1,000 people, was hit by Israeli shells as an UNRWA team inspected damage caused by an earlier strike. Thursday’s strike occurred during a day of heavy fighting across the territory as Israel pressed ahead with its operation to halt rocket fire from Gaza and destroy a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels.

 

Gaza crisis: UN claims Israel did not allow evacuation from shelter before strikes – as it happened

  • Israeli army says it allowed four hours for evacuations
  • Israeli strike on UN shelter kills at least 15
  • US says Israel ‘could take additional steps to prevent civilian casualties’
  • Protest marches unfold in West Bank and Tel Aviv
Gaza airstrike

Summary

We’re going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here’s a summary of where things stand:• An Israeli strike on a UN shelter in Beit Hanoun killed at least 15 Palestinians and wounded 200, mostly women and children seeking cover there. The Israeli military said it was responding to fire in the area.• “I was shocked and appalled by what has happened in Beit Hanoun,” UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said. “It is totally unacceptable.” Reporters captured a horrible scene at the shelter and nearby hospital.• At least 797 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza in the current conflict and 5,130 wounded, according to health ministry figures.

Rocket fire out of Gaza diminished on Thursday, the Israeli military reported. There were no reports of casualties from rockets. The IDF said some Hamas rockets had fallen inside Gaza. The military said it had taken out 31 tunnels in the conflict.

A large protest march took shape in Ramallah in the West Bank and moved toward the Qalandia checkpoint, where clashes were reported.

• US secretary of state John Kerry, British foreign secretary Philip Hammond, Ban and others worked toward a ceasefire agreement, to be brokered by Egypt and helped on the Hamas side by Qatar, but encouraging signs were few.

Reuven Rivlin was sworn in as the next president of Israel.

Ban: strike on UN shelter ‘totally unacceptable’

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon said he was “shocked and appalled” by the attack on the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun Thursday. He spoke to reporters in Cairo before holding talks with US secretary of state John Kerry.”I was shocked and appalled by what has happened in Beit Hanoun,” Ban said. “It is totally unacceptable.”

Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) makes a statement regarding the violence in Gaza before his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo July 24, 2014.
Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) makes a statement regarding the violence in Gaza before his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo July 24, 2014. Photograph: POOL PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

The “situation looks bad in East Jerusalem tonight,” Reuters’ bureau chief tweets.

Situation looks bad in much of East Jerusalem tonight, clashes in various neighbourhoods, including Old City, plus Qalandia.

— crispian balmer (@crispiandjb) July 24, 2014

Earlier reports of clashes around Qalandia here.

Fewer rockets out of Gaza today.

As rocket fire decreases, a rocket was fired and intercepted near Eilat. #IsraelUnderFire

— Avital Leibovich (@AvitalLeibovich) July 24, 2014

The Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood (@harrietsherwood) in Jerusalem writes about the assertion of the Israeli army that Hamas uses civilians as human shields. “The picture is more complicated than either side claims,” Harriet writes:

Deliberately placing non-combatants in and around targets to deter enemy attack – the definition of human shields – is illegal under international law.

The Geneva conventions state: “The presence or movements of the civilian population or individual civilians shall not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations, in particular in attempts to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield, favour or impede military operations. The parties to the conflict shall not direct the movement of the civilian population or individual civilians in order to attempt to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield military operations.”

International law also bans the use of medical units or prisoners of war to deter enemy attack.

However, even if Hamas were violating the law on this matter, it would not legally justify Israel’s bombing of areas where civilians are known to be.

Read the full piece here.

Updated

The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont (@petersbeaumont) visited the scene of the strike today on the UNRWA shelter in the school in Beit Hanoun. At least 15 were killed and 200 wounded, he reports:

Most of the injured were women and children. Among the dead was a mother and her one-year-old baby. UN staff had been attempting to organise the school’s evacuation when the attack took place.

On the question of what hit the shelter, Peter reports:

Although missiles belonging to Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups in Gaza do sometimes fall short, there was no visible evidence of debris from broken Palestinian rockets in the school. The injuries and the number of fatalities were consistent with a powerful explosion that sent shrapnel tearing through the air, in some cases causing traumatic amputations.

The surrounding neighbourhood bore evidence of multiple Israeli attacks, including smoke from numerous artillery rounds and air strikes. One building was entirely engulfed by flames.

Thursday’s assault on the school – one of the grimmest incidents of the war – occurred at about 2.50pm as the playground was crowded with families waiting to be ferried to safety, Peter reports:

According to survivors, one shell landed in the schoolyard followed by several more rounds that hit the upper stories of the building.

Most of the wounded were moved initially to a local hospital where terrified women and children clung to each other, waiting for news of relatives. A shell exploded about 50 metres from the hospital building as they waited.

Nour Hamid, 17, was hoping for news of her sister. As she attempted to comfort her terrified nephew, she said: “We were packing up to leave when the attack happened. We were standing outside when they started hitting us, some of the women holding their babies. My sister-in-law was one of the injured. There were bodies everywhere, most of them women and children.”\

Read the full report here.

The Guardian’s Mona Mahmood (@monamood) has spoken on the telephone with Rulla Ali, a resident of Sheikh Radwan district of Gaza City. “We feel a bit lucky,” Rulla tells Mona, “though the rockets drop every five minutes”:

The full fledged attack against our district for the whole day makes it very difficult to soothe the terrified kids… The kids are turning violent and fighting among each other being strained by the war. We can only sleep for two hours a day, thanks to the naval vessels which commence their shelling against houses and residential towers in Gaza after 12 midnight. With every possible lull in bombardment, we run to ring up our relatives to make sure they are still alive, or we would get news about a relative or friend who gets killed or wounded in other parts of Gaza.

The power company was hit yesterday and our share of electricity reduced to two hours, during which we hurry to charge mobiles, laptops, wash clothes and watch news on TV. We tend to use a single mobile per day to save power, and connect it to the radio to keep listening to the news. I connect my mobile to the laptop to post what is happening in my neighbourhood. I do not trust the Israeli media in telling the truth of the war to the world.

[…] Two of my uncles who live in our neighbourhood with their families in a compound of six flats survived a deadly bombardment last Monday that have scratched out their residential compound. It is a miracle that none of them was killed. They are staying with us now, the only thing we chat about is the total number of the victims for the last 24 hour. It has become very common to find three or four families are staying in a single house sharing food and power and fear. Our district is narrow and there are few families who were wiped out entirely by the bombardment.

Food is growing short and rotting for lack of power, Rulla tells Mona, “but this is the last thing we would complain about”:

It is a war and most of the shops are shut. The only available vegetables now are tomato, cucumber, aubergine and onion brought by the farmers who have doubled the prices as most of the their farms are burned by the Israeli warplanes. There is no dairy product at all. We hardly can break our fasting at sunset which is the peak time for the Israeli warplanes, same at dawn meal before we start our fasting.

The UN Relief and Works Agency spokesman: “How can we sleep tonight?”

How can we in the UN system sleep tonight after the nightmarish carnage at Beit Hanoun northern #Gaza today? RT

— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) July 24, 2014

Updated

There are reports of a protest march in the West Bank, in the Ramallah area…

Thousands out for March in Ramallah to Jerusalem #48ThousandMarch

— Diana Buttu (@dianabuttu) July 24, 2014

… with ABC news reporting clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint, and other reports of ambulances on the move.

Clashes now at Qalandiya checkpoint as marchers try to enter Jerusalem for Laylat Al Qadar prayers. March began at Amari camp in Ramallah.

— Dalia Hatuqa (@DaliaHatuqa) July 24, 2014

Updated

US secretary of state John Kerry will not stay in the Middle East indefinitely trying to broker a ceasefire to halt the Gaza conflict and will decide soon whether the parties are willing to come to an agreement, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, Reuters reports:

“Gaps remain between the parties, so his focus is on finding a formula that both sides can accept,” said the senior U.S. official. “But he isn’t here for an indefinite amount of time and in the near future he will determine whether there is a willingness to come to an agreement on a ceasefire.”

Demonstrators in Tel Aviv are calling for an end to the Gaza offensive:

Nouvelle manifestation à Tel Aviv pour la fin de l’offensive à #Gaza pic.twitter.com/7WbHsrQxjb (photo via @blecumberri #AFP)

— Agence France-Presse (@afpfr) July 24, 2014

Summary

As our live blog coverage continues, here’s a summary of where things stand:• Video and pictures began to emerge of a devastating attack on a UN shelter in Beit Hanoun in north Gaza where hundreds of people including many children had sought refuge. At least 15 people were killed in the attack, Gaza health officials said.• Reporters at the scene said Israeli tank shells and air strikes hit the UN shelter. Israel said it had responded to a source of hostile fire in the area, that it warned civilians to leave and Hamas rockets had fallen in the area.• Palestinian health officials say 788 have been killed in the conflict so far, including 190 children. Dozens of Gazans have been killed on Thursday, including six family members and an 18-month-old infant boy killed in Jebaliya refugee camp and five people killed in an airstrike on a home in Abassan near Khan Yunis.

• The Israeli military said that 13 rockets had been fired out of Gaza Thursday and hit Israeli territory and seven additional rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

American and British diplomats continued to work with peers in the Gulf, Egypt, Israel and the West Bank to try to reach a ceasefire. The US state department declined to discuss the negotiations.

Reuven Rivlin was sworn in as the next president of Israel.

Updated

ITV has a video report on the strikes on the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun. See it here. Warning: graphic.”A few minutes later, we watched the first casualties arrive at the local hospital,” says the voiceover. “Child after bloodied child.”

I will never forget the utter shock on these kids faces – they thought they were safe in a UN school #Gaza pic.twitter.com/0YRHVc6pxz

— Dan Rivers (@danieljerivers) July 24, 2014

Harf says the US is working with Qatar because Qatar is one of the few countries that can press Hamas to accept a ceasefire.She’s elusive on what a ceasefire might look like. “I’m not going to get into the details,” she says.She declines to say where secretary of state John Kerry might be planning on traveling tomorrow.

US secretary of state John Kerry, in Cairo, has been diligently working the phones trying to negotiate a Gaza ceasefire, Harf says, having spoken multiple times today with diplomats in Europe, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Qatar and elsewhere.

Hope @JohnKerry has good roaming plan! Since 11pm spoken to FMs of Qatar, Turkey, Norway, Egypt, Germany, Ukraine, France, UK & Jordan.

— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) July 24, 2014

Harf is asked whether the US condemns the attack on the UNRWA school. She says she has already said the US is very concerned.

“We are still looking into all the facts,” Harf says. “Let’s not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts.”

Updated

Palestinians sit at a hospital in the northern Gaza  Israel-Gaza conflict, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - 24 Jul 2014.
Palestinians sit at a hospital in the northern Gaza Israel-Gaza conflict, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories – 24 Jul 2014. Photograph: APAimages/REX
A Palestinian boy lies on a bed at a hospital in the northern Gaza Israel-Gaza conflict, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - 24 Jul 2014.
A Palestinian boy lies on a bed at a hospital in the northern Gaza Israel-Gaza conflict, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories – 24 Jul 2014. Photograph: APAimages/REX
A Palestinian woman lies at a hospital in the northern Gaza  Israel-Gaza conflict, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - 24 Jul 2014
A Palestinian woman lies at a hospital in the northern Gaza Israel-Gaza conflict, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories – 24 Jul 2014 Photograph: APAimages/REX

State department spokesperson Marie Harf reiterates the Psaki statement on the attack on the UNRWA shelter.“We are deeply saddened and concerned at the tragic incident at the UNRWA school and at the rising civilian death toll in Gaza,” she says.Matt Lee of the AP asks Harf about the Israeli argument that the facility would be a legitimate target if it’s a place where weapons are kept or from which attacks are launched.If a warning had been given by the Israeli military to evacuate the shelter, but it remained full, is it still a legitimate target? Lee asks.

I’m happy to check with our legal folks, Matt. I don’t wan’t to make a legal judgment from the podium,” Harf says.

She’s asked whether the US state department believes Israel is taking care to prevent civilian casualties.

We do but again as I said… we think they could take additional steps to prevent civilian casualties. We think that remains the case.

Updated

A spokeswoman for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a deadly Gaza school incident on Thursday in which at least 15 people seeking shelter were killed “underscores the need” for a ceasefire and resolution of the conflict, Reuters reports:

“This … underscores the need to end the violence and to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and enduring resolution of the crisis in Gaza as soon as possible,” said Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Kerry, who is trying to secure a truce to curtail 17 days of fighting.

“We again urge all parties to redouble their efforts to protect civilians,” she said.

A state department briefing with Marie Harf is scheduled to begin soon.

The Israeli military has put out a new statement about the strikes on the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun today. The statement says rocket attacks were coming from the area and that the Israeli army “responded by targeting the source of the fire.”The IDF statement plants many variant explanations for the bloodshed at the school – including the assertion that Hamas stopped civilians from leaving the shelter, an assertion that contradicts UN statements and reporters’ observations that Israeli fire had driven civilians from their homes to the shelter and that no place in Gaza is safe for civilians. The IDF statement says in part:

In recent days, Hamas has fired rockets from an area of Beit Hanoun where an UNRWA shelter is located. Last night, we told Red Cross to evacuate civilians from UNRWA’s shelter in Beit Hanoun btw 10 am & 2 pm. UNRWA & Red Cross got the message. Hamas prevented civilians from evacuating the area during the window that we gave them. Today Hamas continued firing from Beit Hanoun. The IDF responded by targeting the source of the fire. Also today, several rockets launched from Gaza toward Israel fell short and hit Beit Hanoun.

Today Hamas continued firing from Beit Hanoun. The IDF responded by targeting the source of the fire.

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 24, 2014

Updated

The UN says the number of displaced Palestinians during Israel’s current ‘protective edge’ operation is more than double the peak number during ‘cast lead':

The number of displaced Palestinians in #Gaza is now more than double the peak number from the 2009/9 conflict. pic.twitter.com/9rOP3vF4Pb

— UNRWA (@UNRWA) July 24, 2014

An Israeli military spokesman directly contradicts UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness, who said the UN “tried to coordinate with the Israeli Army a window for civilians to leave” the facility at Beit Hanoun “and [a window] was never granted”.Not true, says the IDF’s Peter Lerner. There was a four-hour window, he says:

Just listened to @ChrisGunness, speaking about Bet Hanun, don’t know why he missed the humanitarian window today between 1000-1400

— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) July 24, 2014

Al Monitor’s Laura Rozen seeks clarification:

@ChrisGunness @LTCPeterLerner can you all work out why chris says request to evacuate civilians never granted & peter says window agreed?

— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) July 24, 2014

Reuven Rivlin, the next president of Israel, is to be sworn in today in a ceremony at the Knesset.Shimon Peres is reading a valedictory statement. You can watch it live here.

I leave the presidency without parting from my faith. I’ll continue to serve my country as a deep believer that Israel is an exemplary state

— PresidentPeres (@PresidentPeres) July 24, 2014

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond said at news conference in Cairo on Thursday that Hamas must agree to a humanitarian ceasefire without conditions, Reuters reports. Egypt has been trying to mediate a truce.

Updated

Summary

As our live blog coverage continues, here’s a summary of where things stand:• At least 15 people were killed and many wounded when Israeli tank shells reportedly struck a compound housing a UN shelter hosting hundreds of displaced Gazans in Beit Hanoun in the north. It was the fourth time a UN facility had been hit in the fighting.• The Israeli military said “rockets launched from Gaza” landed in Beit Hanoun on Thursday afternoon.• The latest figures from the Palestinian health ministry said 771 people had died in Gaza and 4,750 had been injured, with at least 76 killed today. More than 140,000 Gazans are displaced, according to the UN.

Six members of the same family and an 18-month-old infant boy were killed when an Israeli airstrike hit the Jebaliya refugee camp in the early morning hours, according to Gaza police and health officials.

• An airstrike on a home in the southern Gaza town of Abassan, near Khan Yunis in the south, killed five members of another family, the ministry said.

• The Israeli military said that 13 rockets had been fired out of Gaza Thursday and hit Israeli territory and seven additional rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

• US and Israeli officials downplayed talk of a ceasefire timed to the Eid al-Fitr festival next Monday or Tuesday. Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said yesterday he may be open to a “humanitarian truce.”

Updated

As a terrible picture develops at the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun reportedly struck today by Israeli tank shells, the Israeli military tweets that ‘rockets launched from Gaza’ landed in the area:

#IDF sensors have confirmed that several rockets launched from #Gaza have landed this afternoon in Bet Hanun.

— Peter Lerner (@LTCPeterLerner) July 24, 2014

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A Washington Post correspondent on the scene at the Beit Hanoun UNRWA facility:

At Beit Hanoun UNRWA school after Israeli shells: a scene of flight & panic: blood, bandages and sheep running through the halls.

— William Booth (@BoothWilliam) July 24, 2014

Speculation in Cairo that a Gaza ceasefire could take effect by the weekend, in time for the Eid al-Fitr festival next Monday or Tuesday, is not echoed in Washington and Israel, Reuters reports, citing an unnamed US official and Israeli cabinet minister Gilad Erdan:

But a U.S. official described any truce by the weekend as unlikely, as did an Israeli security cabinet minister who said the army would need one to two weeks to complete its main mission of razing tunnels used by Hamas for cross-border raids.

“If the talk is of a humanitarian hiatus for – this is not pleasant to say – removing bodies, all kinds of things that are connected to the civilian population in the short-term, this might be weighed,” the minister, Gilad Erdan, told Israel Radio.

“But I will oppose any ceasefire until it is clear both that the tunnels will be destroyed and what will happen in the post-ceasefire period – how we will guarantee that quiet for the residents of Israel will really be preserved in the long-term.”

Israeli ch 2: the government holding a special meeting to discuss the expansion of the operation and increasing the financial support.

— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) July 24, 2014

Here’s a map locating the UN shelter compound hit today (map via the Guardian’s Paddy Allen):

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Chris Gunness, the UN Relief and Works Agency spokesman, tweets that the UN had sought and failed to gain from the Israeli army a window for safe passage of civilians from the Beit Hanoun shelter:

Precise co-ordinates of the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun had been formally given to the Israeli army RT

— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) July 24, 2014

Over the course of the day UNRWA tried 2 coodinate with the Israeli Army a window for civilians 2 leave & it was never granted RT

— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) July 24, 2014

Reuters has more grim details from the scene of the Beit Hanoun compound housing a UN school hit by Israeli tank shells:

A Reuters photographer at the scene said pools of blood had collected on the ground and on student desks in the courtyard of the school near the apparent impact mark of the shell.

Scores of crying families who had been living in the school ran with their children to the hospital where the victims were being treated a few hundred meters away.

Laila Al-Shinbari, a woman who was at school when it was shelled, told Reuters families had gathered in the courtyard expecting to be evacuated shortly in a Red Cross convoy.

“All of us sat in one place when suddenly four shells landed on our heads … Bodies were on the ground, (there was) blood and screams. My son is dead and all my relatives are wounded including my other kids,” she wept.

Chris Gunness, spokesman for the main U.N. agency in Gaza UNRWA, confirmed the strike and criticised Israel:

“Precise co-ordinates of the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun had been formally given to the Israeli army … Over the course of the day UNRWA tried to coordinate with the Israeli Army a window for civilians to leave and it was never granted,” Gunness said on his Twitter page.

Six members of the same family and an 18-month-old infant boy were killed when an Israeli airstrike hit the Jebaliya refugee camp in the early morning hours, according to Gaza police and health officials, the AP reports:

Twenty others were injured in the strike, they said, and rescuers were digging through the rubble of flattened homes, looking for survivors.

An airstrike on a home in the southern Gaza town of Abassan killed five members of another family, said Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra. Abassan is near Khan Younis, in an area that saw intense fighting on Wednesday.

The Associated Press has published a longer dispatch from the compound housing a UN school hit, the AP reports, by Israeli tanks shells:

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.

Pools of blood soiled the school courtyard, amid scattered books and belongings. There was a large scorch mark in the courtyard marking the place where one of the tank shells hit.

The strike occurred during a day of heavy fighting throughout the coastal territory as Israel pressed ahead with its operation to halt rocket fire from Gaza and destroy a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels. […]

UNRWA, the Palestinian refugee agency, has said it has found militant rockets inside two vacant schools.

At least 15 were killed in the Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials, the AP reports:

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the 15 were among hundreds of people seeking shelter in the school in Beit Hanoun from heavy fighting in the area. At least 150 people were injured.

Thursday’s strike is the fourth time a U.N. facility has been hit in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, which is ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas. But it’s the first time casualties have been reported.

A CNN correspondent tweets:

Bait Hanoun update: 15 dead, and 70 injured, including critical injuries in strike on UN facility sheltering civilians. Chaos. #Gaza

— benwedeman (@bencnn) July 24, 2014

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Palestinians wheel a stretcher transporting a girl, who medics said was wounded Thursday by an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
Palestinians wheel a stretcher transporting a girl, who medics said was wounded Thursday by an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Photograph: APAimages/REX

The Israeli military says that this morning Tel Aviv was targeted by Hamas rockets and asks Parisians to consider what they would do if rockets flew at the Eiffel Tower:

Ce matin, les habitants de Tel Aviv ont été la cible des roquettes du Hamas. Et si votre ville était bombardée ? pic.twitter.com/6wZZrnFPPO

— Tsahal-IDF (@Tsahal_IDF) July 24, 2014

An hour ago the IDF tweeted that 13 rockets had been fired out of Gaza Thursday and hit Israeli territory and seven additional rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

Update: In an email a reader challenges the news value of the above image:

And when reposting the IDF PR images of Paris under rocket fire… Well, I don’t know what to say about that, it’s just not journalism to let those images be reposted without strong comment.

There’s a demo on Saturday in London, 12 midday outside the Israeli embassy, please send a journalist to cover the story!

We invite strong comment – please let us know what you think of the ‘What would you do?’ campaign below the line.

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NBC News reports that Gaza ambulances have come under attack in Shuja’iya:

Ambulances under attack again tdy. Was in one that came under fire in shejaia market. #gaza #israel

— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) July 24, 2014

Israeli shells hit UN-run shelter for displaced Gazans

The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont (@petersbeaumont) has visited a UN-run school sheltering displaced Palestinians that was hit by Israeli shelling – or possibly air strikes – Thursday.Peter confirms a Gazan ministry of health report saying at least 10 people were killed and many wounded in the attack.Reuters quotes the director of Beit Hanoun hospital, where wounded people were transported:

The director of a local hospital said various medical centres around Beit Hanoun were receiving the wounded.

“Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it,” said Ayman Hamdan, director of the Beit Hanoun hospital.

More than 140,000 Palestinians have fled 17 days of fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, many of them seeking refuge in buildings run by the U.N. UNWRA agency.

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UN school hit in Gaza – reports

Peter Beaumont is on his way to a United Nations Refugee Agency school reported to have been hit in an Israeli airstrike or shelling. Initial reports of more than 10 dead. More details soon.

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Summary

• More than 700 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge 17 days ago. According to Palestinian medics 736 Palestinians have now died – more than 165 of these children. Israel has lost 32 soldiers and three civilians including one Thai national have been killed in Israel.
• Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry into whether war crimes had been committed during Israel’s latest military offensive. He vowed to continue to destroy tunnels created by Hamas.• British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has warned that international sympathy for Israel is running out in a visit to the region. At a news conference Hammond said that the British government was “concerned” about civilian casualties and urged both parties to work towards a ceasefire.• Both the American and European aviation authorities have lifted a ban on flights going in to Tel Aviv. The US national aviation agency and the European Aviation Safety Agency issued a ban two days ago when a rocket fired from Gaza landed a mile away from Tel Aviv airport.

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Israel’s finance minister Naftali Bennett has given an unapologetic interview to Sky News, accusing Hamas of using their own civilians as human shields, adding that “you fight back – there is no proportionality when you fight terror.”Asked about growing support for Hamas in the face of increasing bloodshed in Gaza, he called supporters of Hamas “immoral”, adding:

We want to live side by side, it’s them who are running after us. We handed them the land and they turned it into a fortress of terror.

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Audrey Landmann, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical coordinator in Gaza has told Sky News that the situation in Gaza is deteriorating rapidly. Medical supplies are stuck at the border and rescue teams are unable to operate safely in Gaza.She said the situation was worsening daily, adding that at the last count more than 150,000 were now gathered in shelters, many more trying to find safety in their homes. Some medical supplies had passed over the border yesterday, but others were stuck, she said.

The hospitals are overstretched because the health system was already fragile..now its putting lot of pressure on the system.

The main problem is not availability of food and water, the main problem is the security. There is no way to move safety for humanitaitan aid workers to provide this help because of the constant shelling.

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an is reporting that Hamas have killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City.

The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was potentially the deadliest attack on the military since the ground invasion began last week.

Al-Qassam Brigades said that they infiltrated into the eastern part of al-Tuffah neighborhood earlier on Thursday and launched an attack on Israeli soldiers deployed there.
The group claimed to have destroyed an armored personnel carrier with an RPG 29, a rocket-propelled grenade.
An Israeli military spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.
The Brigades also declared that their fighters clashed with Israeli soldiers in two areas in northern Beit Hanoun.
On Sunday, Hamas fighters killed seven Israeli soldiers in a similar attack on an armed personnel carrier.
Palestinian resistance groups have engaged the Israeli military in intense clashes across the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the ground invasion last week, with the military admitting 32 dead and hundreds of wounded

Earlier today the UN under secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Baroness Amos, described the plight of Gazan civilians who were trapped in increasingly desperate conditions. She told the BBC:

We are extremely concerned with the deteriorating humanitarian situation,” she told the BBC.

We have over 118,000 people now who are sheltering in UN schools. People are running out of food. Water is also a serious concern.

With about 44% of Gaza not able to be used by Palestinians who are fleeing their homes, the situation is even more dire.

In a joint press conference with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem this morning foreign secretary Philip Hammond called for a swift ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.Hammond put the blame for the latest outbreak of fighting firmly on Hamas while reiterating Britain’s support for Israel’s right to defend itself. He said:

Britain has also been very clear that Israel has the right to defend itself and its citizens but we are gravely concerned by the ongoing heavy level of civilian casualties. We want to see a ceasefire quickly agreed.

We welcomed the earlier ceasefire proposal by Egypt. We are disappointed that Hamas has once again apparently rejected ceasefire proposals.

Netanyahu thanked Hammond and said Israel would continue in its attempt to dismantle Hamas’s network of tunnels penetrating into Israeli territory. He said:

I thank you for keeping your moral focus and your moral clarity. We shall need it in the days ahead.

The Palestinian death toll has now reached 718. It is thought that among those 165 are children.

Netanyahu expressed regret for civilian deaths but said, the responsibility lay with Hamas.
“This use of human shields is extraordinarily cynical, it is grotesque, it’s inhuman”, he said.

He condemned a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry into whether war crimes had been committed during Israel’s latest military offensive. He said:

It is a travesty of justice, it is a travesty of fairness, it is travesty of common sense, it is a travesty of truth.

It will not prevent us from continuing to defend our people, to protect them against rocket attacks and to dismantle the vast terror tunnel network that we have seen that is geared to penetrate our territory.

Our data team have produced this map which shows where residents are trapped in the village of Khuzaar in Gaza, and places where International Red Cross ambulances went in yesterday to rescue the wounded.

A school in Gaza which was sheltering 1500 people has been hit by Israeli fire, according to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).The organisation says it is the third time that a school has been hit by Israeli weapons.UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said that a Girl’s School in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza was hit at 7.45am this morning and five people were injured. He said:

“This is the second time in three days that an UNRWA school has taken a direct hit from Israeli shelling and we again condemn this in the strongest possible terms.”

The UNRWA said that the Maghazi Preparatory Girls School in Central Gaza took a direct hit injuring one girl on Monday. When UNRWA went to investigate, the area came under fire again “endangering the life of UNRWA staff members”.

He said:

“They were inside investigating, during a “coordinated window” in which the Israeli Army said the UN could move freely in a marked vehicle”

“We call on all sides to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and refrain from any action that endangers the lives of humanitarian workers.”

Middle East expert at Chatham House Nadim Shehadi has said that Israel is likely to resist a cease fire, in order not to hand a significant political victory to Hamas.”If Hamas can achieve any results from the violence and from what they call the resistance it will be a victory for Hamas and a message that only violence can achieve results and not negotiation,” he said, in an interview on Sky News.
“That message is too strong and too important to be allowed to pass through.”
Asked if he thought Israel would take notice of public opinion, he said. “Success in negotiation is the only way forward. If they allow for any success or result to happen through violence, then they will only get more violence in the future.”

An astonishing photograph from astronaut Alexander Gerst – which shows explosions and rockets flying over Gaza and Israel – has gone viral.The German flight engineer, geophysicist and volcanologist called the it his “saddest photo yet”.Gerst – who has been orbiting the Earth for 57 days – is spending six months aboard the International Space Station, 300km above Earth.

My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel pic.twitter.com/jNGWxHilSy

— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 23, 2014

In an interview with Sky News this morning British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has reiterated the view that Israel has a legitimate right to defend itself but warned that international sympathy was running out.On a visit to the region, he told Sky News that his clear message to Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu was “as the campaign goes on and civilian casualties mount, western public opinion is becoming more and more concerned and less sympathetic to Israel”.
Hammond said Britain was urging Israel to move towards a cease fire but it “takes two to tango.” He said:

We are appealing to Israel [to consider] their western values and do everything they can to exercise their legitimately right to self defence while minimising the damage caused.

He added that discussions were ongoing with Hamas, but the negotiations did not involve the UK and “had to be through the channels that Egypt had created”.

Asked about the impact of a UNHCR decision to carry out a war crimes investigation, he said:

I think that is a clear message as the campaign goes on and civilian casualties mount, western public opinion is becoming more and more concerned and less sympathetic to Israel. That is simply a fact.

He added:

It is also the case that the longer the campaign goes on the stronger Hamas becomines politically.

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The leader of Islamist militant group Hamas said yesterday that there could be no ceasefire to ease the conflict in Gaza unless there was an end to Israel’s blockade.Khaled Meshaal said Hamas would continue to reject a ceasefire until its conditions were met.Khaled Meshaal at a news conference in Qatar on Wednesday, said:

We will not accept any initiative that does not lift the blockade on our people and that does not respect their sacrifices.

But the group would not “close the door” to a humanitarian truce, he said. “We need the calm for a few hours to evacuate the wounded and assist in [aid] relief.”

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The Red Cross has said that it is struggling to evacuate wounded civilians in Gaza, with rubble and power lines strewn across roads and sporadic intense fighting.

LISTEN – Red Cross ‘struggling to evacuate wounded civilians’ in Gaza http://t.co/3mHwYd6mlj #r4today

— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) July 24, 2014

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has arrived in the region where he held late-night talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.
Abbas meets British foreign secretary Philip Hammond
Abbas meets British foreign secretary Philip Hammond. Photograph: APAimages/REX

 

He called for an immediate ceasefire, but said that was “not enough”, adding that he would push for a “stable solution” that allows Palestinians and Israelis to “live in peace together”.
Hammond will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this morning. Netanyahu is then expected to convene the Knesset for a special briefing on the military operation in Gaza.

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In other breaking news US airlines have lifted a flight ban to Israel this morning,The ban was lifted hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry concluded talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah and returned to Cairo to continue pushing regional efforts for a ceasefire.
The US national aviation agency said: “The FAA has lifted its restrictions on US airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport.” The FAA imposed a ban on commercial flights to Israel after a rocket hit a house a mile away from Tel Aviv airport.
It has warned the situation was still “very fluid” as the fighting continued in Gaza. European airlines, including Air France and Lufthansa, have also banned flights. There is no immediate indication that they will be lifting the ban.

After 17 days of bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinian death toll has reached 718.The Israeli army has said that three more soldiers were killed in combat inside Gaza on Wednesday, raising the total number of soldiers killed since the start of a ground operation on July 17 to 32.

 

 

Israel, Hamas, Palestine, If you read below you will see why the Jews are absolutely hated by the Arab world and the countries simply tolerate Israel because the super power America supports Israel.The largest community of Jews live in the USA with 5,7 millionSo you can see why Israel has survivied even though the Palestines had the Jews and would wipe them out if they could.

Israel, Hamas, Palestine,

History a reason the conflict between Israel and Palestine cannot be sorted out except the Palestine State put in place. Israel and Palestine living side by side. Palestine absolutely hate  Jews, Israel  and believe Israel should not exist and Iran thinks the same so the Iran, Palestine would be happy if Israel was wiped out. That is all people killed.

UN says, Israel, Palestine must immediately stop fighting.

America supports Israel because no country can have Hamas, Palestine sending rockets into their country. Imagine what would happen if somebody sent rockets into America. America would sort out the problem immediately. Yet for some reason for  justifies continued attacks and massacresyears Israel has been forced to stop sorting out the problem.

So the only option is for Israel and Palestine to live side by side in spite of each other. That is if Palestine people hate the Jews, so what, who cares. Palestine people are never going to change so they are never going to stop hating the Jews because it is rooted deep in history back thousands of years. The Jews Old Testament is an accurate History of why Palestine people etc hate the Jews.

I will now go back and give you an overview going back to approx 3000 BC to today.

 

The big question is why are the Jews so hated?The Jews absolutely refuse to listed to God. Even though there was no Israel nation until Abraham the Jews disowned the God who brought them into being.God himself told the Jews he brought them into being to be a blessing to all countries. That would only be the case if they did what God told them to do. If they did what God said he would bless them and they would be a nation the countries would be blessed by them.Unfortunately

The Jews always refuse to listen to God’s voice and God has warned them if they did not obey him nations would hate them and that is exactly what has happened.

As we know at WW11 Jews were treated badly and they were being expelled from countries and in the end they had no where to go. They had no country to be called their own so in a compassionated way the UN brought Israel into existence in 1947 so Israel had a place they could go to.

Unfortunately

the would around Israel went to war the Arab world was pretty upset

United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Partition of Palestine” redirects here. For the Partition of Palestine into Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank, see 1949 Armistice Agreements.
UN General Assembly
Resolution 181 (II)
UN Palestine Partition Versions 1947.jpg

UNSCOP (3 September 1947) and UN Ad Hoc Committee (25 November 1947) partition plans. The UN Ad Hoc committee proposal was voted on in the resolution.
Date November 29, 1947
Meeting no. 128
Code A/RES/181(II) (Document)
Voting summary
33 voted for
13 voted against
10 abstained
Result Recommendation to the United Kingdom, as the mandatory Power for Palestine, and to all other Members of the United Nations the adoption and implementation, with regard to the future government of Palestine, of the Plan of Partition with Economic Union set out in the resolution[1]

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal developed by the United Nations, which recommended a partition with Economic Union of Mandatory Palestine to follow the termination of the British Mandate. On 29 November 1947, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending the adoption and implementation of the Plan as Resolution 181(II).[2]

The resolution recommended the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and the Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem. The Partition Plan, a four-part document attached to the resolution, provided for the termination of the Mandate, the progressive withdrawal of British armed forces and the delineation of boundaries between the two States and Jerusalem. Part I of the Plan stipulated that the Mandate would be terminated as soon as possible and the United Kingdom would withdraw no later than 1 August 1948. The new states would come into existence two months after the withdrawal, but no later than 1 October 1948. The Plan sought to address the conflicting objectives and claims of two competing movements: Arab nationalism in Palestine and Jewish nationalism, known as Zionism.[3][4] The Plan also called for Economic Union between the proposed states, and for the protection of religious and minority rights.

The Plan was accepted by the Jewish public, except for its fringes, and by the Jewish Agency despite its perceived limitations.[5][6] With a few exceptions, the Arab leaders and governments rejected the plan of partition in the resolution[7] and indicated an unwillingness to accept any form of territorial division.[8] Their reason was that it violated the principles of national self-determination in the UN charter which granted people the right to decide their own destiny.[6][9]

Immediately after adoption of the Resolution by the General Assembly, the civil war broke out.[10] The partition plan was not implemented.[11]

Jesus Christ said that the Scribes Pharisees were going to kill him which through Roman Soldiers took him and finally he was put on a cross and died. As we know on the third day he rose from the grave Jesus also said that the source of God’s Kingdom was going to be taken from the Jews and given to the Gentiles and that is the case today 2014.Even after Jesus left the Jews had all Jesus  12 Apostles killed and the Jews absolutely persecuted the Christians by using the governments in place, such as the Roman Authorities.
Two Exiles. Israel lost the Northern Kingdom in Israel http://en.wikipedia.org/2nd exile

In the late 7th century BCE, the kingdom of Judah was a client state of the Assyrian empire. In the last decades of the century, Assyria was overthrown by Babylon, an Assyrian province. Egypt, fearing the sudden rise of the Neo-Babylonian empire, seized control of Assyrian territory up to the Euphrates river in Syria, but Babylon counter-attacked. In the process Josiah, the king of Judah, was killed in a battle with the Egyptians at the Battle of Megiddo (609 BC). After the defeat of Pharaoh Necho’s army by the Babylonians at Carchemish in 605 BCE, Jehoiakim began paying tribute to Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon. Some of the young nobility of Judah (such as Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) were taken to Babylon. In the following years, the court of Jerusalem was divided into two parties, in support of Egypt and Babylon respectively. After Nebuchadnezzar was defeated in Battle in 601 BCE by Egypt, Judah revolted against Babylon, culminating in a three-month siege of Jerusalem beginning in late 598 BCE.[3] Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, died during the siege,[4] and was succeeded by his son Jehoiachin (also called Jeconiah) at the age of eighteen.[5] The city fell on 2 Adar (March 16) 597 BCE,[6] and Nebuchadnezzar pillaged Jerusalem and its Temple and took Jeconiah, his court and other prominent citizens (including the prophet Ezekiel) back to Babylon.[7] Jehoiakim’s uncle Zedekiah was appointed king in his place, but the exiles in Babylon continued to consider Jeconiah as their Exilarch, or rightful ruler. Despite the remonstrations of Jeremiah and others of the pro-Babylonian party, Zedekiah revolted against Babylon and entered into an alliance with Pharaoh Hophra. Nebuchadnezzar returned, defeated the Egyptians, and again besieged Jerusalem, resulting in the city’s destruction in 587 BCE. Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the city wall and the Temple, together with the houses of the most important citizens. Zedekiah was blinded, and taken to Babylon with many others. Judah became a Babylonian province, called Yehud Medinata (Judah Province),[8] putting an end to the independent Kingdom of Judah. (Because of the missing years in the Jewish calendar, rabbinic sources place the date of the destruction of the First Temple at 3338 HC (423 BCE)[9] or 3358 HC (403 BCE)).[10]

The first governor appointed by Babylon was Gedaliah, a native Judahite; he encouraged the many Jews who had fled to surrounding countries such as Moab, Ammon, Edom, to return, and took steps to return the country to prosperity. Some time later, a surviving member of the royal family assassinated Gedaliah and his Babylonian advisors, prompting many refugees to seek safety in Egypt. By the end of the second decade of the 6th century, in addition to those who remained in Judah, there were significant Jewish communities in Babylon and in Egypt; this was the beginning of the later numerous Jewish communities living permanently outside Judah in the Jewish Diaspora.

According to the book of Ezra, the Persian Cyrus the Great ended the exile in 538 BCE,[11] the year after he captured Babylon.[12] The exile ended with the return under Zerubbabel the Prince (so-called because he was a descendant of the royal line of David) and Joshua the Priest (a descendant of the line of the former High Priests of the Temple) and their construction of the Second Temple in the period 521–516 BCE.[11]

Archaeological and other extra-biblical evidence[edit]

Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem, his capture of King Jeconiah, his appointment of Zedekiah in his place, and the plundering of the city in 597 BCE as described in 2 Kings in the Bible are confirmed by a passage in the Babylonian Chronicles:[13]:293

In the seventh year, in the month of Kislev, the king of Akkad mustered his troops, marched to the Hatti-land, and encamped against the City of Judah and on the ninth day of the month of Adar he seized the city and captured the king. He appointed there a king of his own choice and taking heavy tribute brought it back to Babylon.

Tablets describing ration orders for a captive King of Judah, identified with King Jeconiah, have been discovered during excavations in Babylon, in the royal archives of Nebuchadnezzar.[14][15] One of the tablets refers to food rations for “Ya’u-kīnu, king of the land of Yahudu” and five royal princes, his sons.[16]

Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian forces returned in 588/586 BCE and rampaged through Judah, leaving clear archaeological evidence of destruction in many towns and settlements there.[13]:294 Clay ostraca referred to as the Lachish letters from this period were discovered during excavations; one, which was probably written to the commander at Lachish from an outlying base, describes how the signal fires from nearby towns are disappearing: And may (my lord) be apprised that we are watching for the fire signals of Lachish according to all the signs which my lord has given, because we cannot see Azeqah.[17] This correlates with the book of Jeremiah,[18] which states that Jerusalem, Lachish and Azekah were the last cities to fall to the Babylonians. Archaeological finds from Jerusalem testify that virtually the whole city within the walls was burnt to rubble in 587 BCE and utterly destroyed.[13]:295

The biblical books of 2 Kings and Jeremiah give varying numbers of exiles forcibly deported to Babylon and at one time it was widely believed that virtually the entire population was taken into captivity there. However archaeological excavations and surveys enable the population of Judah before the Babylonian destruction to be calculated with a high degree of confidence at approximately seventy-five thousand. Taking the different biblical numbers of exiles at their highest, twenty thousand, this would mean that at most twenty-five percent of the population were deported to Babylon, the remaining seventy-five percent staying in Judah.[13]:306 Although Jerusalem was destroyed and depopulated, large parts of the city remaining in ruins for one hundred and fifty years, numerous other settlements in Judah continued to be inhabited with no signs of disruption visible in archaeological studies.[13]:307

The biblical book of Ezra includes two texts said to be decrees of Cyrus the Great, conqueror of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, allowing the deported Jews to return to their homeland after decades and ordering the Temple rebuilt. The differences in content and tone of the two decrees, one in Hebrew and one in Aramaic, have caused some scholars to question their authenticity.[19] The Cyrus Cylinder, an ancient tablet on which is written a declaration in the name of Cyrus referring to restoration of temples and repatriation of exiled peoples, has often been taken as corroboration of the authenticity of the biblical decrees attributed to Cyrus,[20] but other scholars point out that the cylinder’s text is specific to Babylon and Mesopotamia and makes no mention of Judah or Jerusalem.[20] Professor Lester L Grabbe asserted that the “alleged decree of Cyrus” regarding Judah, “cannot be considered authentic”, but that there was a “general policy of allowing deportees to return and to re-establish cult sites”. He also stated that archaeology suggests that the return was a “trickle” taking place over decades, rather than a single event.[21]

As part of the Persian Empire, the former Kingdom of Judah became the province of Judah (Yehûd medîntā’) with different borders, covering a smaller territory.[21] The population of the province was greatly reduced from that of the kingdom, archeological surveys showing a population of around thirty thousand people in the fifth to fourth centuries

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/

1st Exile

The captivities began in approximately 740 BC (or 733/2 BC according to other sources[1]).

And the Elohim of Israel stirred up a spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tigathpileser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.(I Chronicles 5:26)

In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abelbethmaachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria.(II Kings)

In 722 BC, nearly twenty years after the initial deportations, the ruling city of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Samaria, was finally taken by Sargon II after a three-year siege started by Shalmaneser V.

Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents.

And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison. Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.

In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.(II Kings 17:3-6)

And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded and would not hear them, nor do them. (II Kings 18:11-12)

The term “cities of the Medes” mentioned above may be a corruption from an original text “Mountains of Media“.[2][3]

The Book of Kings states several times that the entire people of the Kingdom of Israel had been taken into exile by the Assyrians. Some believe that the Books of Chronicles information about the fate of the Northern Kingdom adds up differently. What is often cited is 2nd Chronicles, Chapter 15, which mentions that there had been people from the hill-country cities of Ephraim and Manasseh who were captured by the Judean king, Asa of Judah. And Asa, sojourning among the Judean kingdom population, returned practicing the Hebrew belief. However, this is a mis-characterization of the events. Since those scriptures clearly declare that it was at a time when the Northern Kingdom was still intact, this happened in an era before the Assyrian Captivity.

And when Asa heard these words, even the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the detestable things out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from the hill-country of Ephraim; and he renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.

And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and them that sojourned with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon; for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.

So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa. (II Chronicles 15:8-10)

According to 2nd Chronicles, Chapter 30, there is evidence that at least some people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel were not exiled. These were invited by king Hezekiah to keep the Passover in a feast at Jerusalem with the Judean population. (The holiday was set one month forward from its original date.) Hezekiah sent his posts to spread the word among the remnant of the Northern kingdom; the posts were mocked during their visit to the country of Ephraim, Manasseh and Zebulun. However, some people of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. In a later part of the chapter, even people from the Tribe of Issachar and the strangers that “came out from the land of Israel” were said to take part in the passover event. Biblical scholars such as Umberto Cassuto and Elia Samuele Artom claimed that Hezekiah might have annexed these territories, in which inhabitants of the Kingdom of Israel remained, into his own kingdom.

And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the LORD, the God of Israel. (II Chronicles 30:1)

So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beer-sheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD, the God of Israel, at Jerusalem; for they had not kept it in great numbers accordingly, as it is written.

So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, according to the commandment of the king, saying: ‘Ye children of Israel, turn back unto the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that He may return to the remnant that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria. And be ye not like your fathers and like your brethren who acted treacherously against the LORD, the God of their fathers, so that He delivered them to desolation, as ye see. Now be ye not stiffnecked as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD and enter into His sanctuary which He hath sanctified for ever; and serve the LORD your God that His fierce anger may turn away from you.

For if ye turn back unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that led them captive, and shall come back into this land; for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you if ye return unto Him.’ (II Chronicles 30:5-9)

So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, even unto Zebulun; but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them. Nevertheless certain men of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.(II Chronicles 30:11-12)

For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it is written. For Hezekiah had prayed for them, saying: ‘The good LORD pardon…’ (II Chronicles 30:18)

And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced. So there was great joy in Jerusalem; for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem. (II Chronicles 30:25-26)

In 2nd Chronicles, Chapter 31, it is said that the remnant of the Kingdom of Israel returned to their homes, but not before destroying Ba’al and Ashera places of Idol worship left in “all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh”.

Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and broke in pieces the pillars, and hewed down the Asherim, and broke down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities. (II Chronicles 31:1)

Assyrian cuneiform[edit]

Assyrian cuneiform states that 27,290 captives were taken from Samaria,[4] the capital of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, by the hand of Sargon II.

Sargon records his first campaign on the walls of the royal palace at Dur-Sharrukin (Khorsabad):

In my first year of reign *** the people of Samaria *** to the number of 27,290 … I carried away.

Fifty chariots for my royal equipment I selected. The city I rebuilt. I made it greater than it was before.

People of the lands I had conquered I settled therein. My official (Tartan) I placed over them as governor. (L.ii.4.) [4]

The description of the final defeat of the Northern Kingdom of Israel above appears to be a minor event in Sargon’s legacy. Some historians attribute the ease of Israel’s defeat to the previous two decades of invasions, defeats, and deportations.

Some estimates assume a captivity numbering in the hundreds of thousands, minus those who died in defense of the kingdom and minus those who fled voluntarily before and during the invasions.

However, it has also been suggested that the numbers deported by the Assyrians were rather limited and the bulk of the population remained in situ.[5] There is also evidence that significant numbers fled south to the kingdom of Judah.

Return[edit]

Unlike the Kingdom of Judah, which was able to return from its Babylonian Captivity, the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom never had a foreign edict granting permission to return and rebuild their homeland. Many centuries later, rabbis of the restored Kingdom of Judah were still debating the return of the lost ten tribes.[6] However, Assyria had been conquered by Babylon, and Babylon had been conquered by the Medo-Persians.

However, according to the Books of Chronicles chapter 9 line 3, the Israelites, who took part in The Return to Zion, are stated to be from the Tribe of Judah alongside the Tribe of Simeon that was absorbed into it, the Tribe of Benjamin, the Tribe of Levi (Levites and Priests) alongside the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, which according to the Book of Kings 2 Chapter 7 were supposely exiled by the Assyrians (The Biblical scholars Umberto Cassuto and Elia Samuele Artom claimed these two tribes’ names to be a reference to the remant of all Ten Tribes that was not exiled and absorbed into the Judean population).[1]

And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh. This particular verse is often misconstrued, since the obvious declaration being made in I Chronicles are that of a genealogical reference. The clear indication is seen when directing the readers attention to I Chronicles when mentioning the Nethinims of which were a people conquered by Joshua (Joshua 9:27. This thereby dictates that it’s referring to a completely different time and era, as further seen with the description in verse 2 where it indicates that the Israelites were gaining their land designated possessions attributed to their God YHWH and his General in charge Joshua.(I Chronicles)

The scriptures of the titled “Old Testament” are not accurately complete without the records of those Hebrew writers that penned them. This points to the complete records that declare the clarity of the Grecian conquests of the Judeans during and after the reign of Alexander, as indicated by the book of Maccabbees.[7] The historical accuracy by the prophet Ezra is complete only when the details of the Apocrypha’s 1st and 2nd Esdras are referenced, since there is where the complete history of the dispersion of the Northern Kingdom tribes is seen, in

Abraham, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmail. Isaac.
Sarai had Isaac and after her birth Sarai Abrahams wife said Ishmail born to Egyptian Hagar was not to inherit in Abraham’s family so Hagar and Ishmael were tossed out and God said to Hagar because you came from Abraham your son will be a great nation
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In Genesis 16, the birth of Ishmael was planned by the Patriarch Abraham‘s first wife, who at that time was known as Sarai. She and her husband Abram (Abraham) sought a way to have children in order to fulfill the Abrahamic covenant that was established in Genesis 15. Since Sarai had yet to bear Abraham a child, her idea was to offer her Egyptian handmaiden Hagar to Abraham, so that they could have a child by her. Abraham consented to a marital arrangement taking Hagar as his second wife[3] when he was in his late 85th year of age. Customs of that time dictated that, although Hagar was the birth mother, any child conceived would belong to Sarai and Abraham (Sarah and Abraham).[4] Genesis 16:7-16 describes the naming of Ishmael, and Yahweh‘s promise to Hagar concerning Ishmael and his descendants. This occurred at the well of Beer-lahai-roi, located in the desert region between Abraham’s settlement and Shur. Hagar fled here after Sarai dealt harshly with her for showing contempt for her mistress following her having become pregnant. Here, Hagar encountered an angel of Yahweh who instructed her to return and be submissive to Sarai so that she could have her child there. The blessing that this child’s father was promised was that Abraham’s descendants would be as numerous as the dust of the earth. However, the promise would be to a son of Sarai; yet God would make of this child a great nation, who would be named Ishmael, because he was of the seed of Abraham. When Ishmael was born, Abraham was 86 years old.

Inheritance rights and the first circumcision[edit]

When he was 13 years old, Ishmael was circumcised at the same time as all other males in Abraham’s house becoming a part of the covenant in a mass circumcision. His father Abram, given the new name “Abraham,” was also at this time, at the age of 99, initiated into the covenant by having himself and the males of his entire household circumcised. (Genesis 17)

At the time of the covenant, God informed Abraham that his wife Sarah would give birth to a son, which he was instructed to name Isaac. God told Abraham that He would establish his covenant through Isaac, and when Abraham inquired as to Ishmael’s role, God answers that Ishmael has been blessed and that He “will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.” (Genesis 17)

A year later, Ishmael’s half-brother Isaac was born to Abraham by his first wife Sarah.

On the day of feasting during which Abraham celebrated the weaning of Isaac, Ishmael was “mocking” or “playing with” Isaac (the Hebrew word is ambiguous[5])[1] and Sarah asked Abraham to expel Ishmael and his mother, saying: “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”[4][6] This proposition was grievous in Abraham’s sight because of his son and the bondwoman, Hagar. Abraham only agreed when God told him that “for in Isaac your seed shall be called”, and that He would “make a nation of the son of the bondwoman” Ishmael, since he was a descendant of Abraham. (Genesis 21:11–13)

At the age of 14, Ishmael was freed along with his mother. The Lord’s covenant made clear Ishmael was not to inherit Abraham’s house and that Isaac would be the seed of the covenant. Abraham gave him and his mother a supply of bread and water and sent them away. Hagar entered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba where the two soon ran out of water and Hagar, not wanting to witness the death of her son, set the boy some distance away from herself, and wept. “And God heard the voice of the lad” and sent his angel to tell Hagar, “Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.” And God “opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water”, from which she drew to save Ishmael’s life and her own. “And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.” (Genesis 21:14–21)

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The issue here is Rebekah loved Jacob and Isaac hate Esau and it was time  and seeing Esau was the 1st child he was enjoyed his birthright so Isaac was old and he was going to bless Esau.

Rebekah heard what Isaac was going to do she she tricked Isaac and Isaac gave the birthright blessing to 2nd son Jacob. When this happened Esau was so mad he was going to kill Jacob after Isaac died so Jacob left for about 20 years. To be fair to Jacob Esau did give Jacob his birthright after he came back and was almost dieing so he needed food. Being famished he sold his birthright for food.
So you can see Esau hated Jacob and from here his hate of Israel, Jews. Jacob’s name was changed by God to Israel
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In Genesis, Esau returned to his brother Jacob being famished from the fields. He begged his twin brother to give him some “red pottage”. (paralleling his nickname, Hebrew: אדום‎ (`Edom, meaning “Red”).) Jacob offered to give Esau a bowl of stew in exchange for his birthright (the right to be recognized as firstborn) and Esau agreed.[3] The birthright has to do with inheritance of goods and position both. The tale is typically biblical. Esau acts impulsively. As he did not value his birthright over a bowl of lentil stew, by his actions, Esau demonstrates that he does not deserve to be the one who continues Abraham’s responsibilities and rewards under God’s covenant, since he does not have the steady, thoughtful qualities which are required.[4] Jacob shows his wiliness as well as his greater intelligence and forethought. What he does is not quite honorable, though not illegal. The birthright benefit that he gains is at least partially valid, although he is insecure enough about it to conspire later with his mother to deceive his father so as to gain the blessing for the first-born as well.[4] Later, Esau marries two wives, both Hittite women, that is, locals, in violation of Abraham’s (and God’s) injunction not to take wives from among the Canaanite population. Again, one gets the sense of a headstrong person who acts impulsively, without sufficient thought (Gen.26:34-35). His marriage is described as a vexation to both Rebekah and Isaac. Even his father, who has strong affection for him, is hurt by his act. This action alone forever rules out Esau as the bearer of patriarchal continuity. Esau could have overcome the sale of his birthright; Isaac was still prepared to give him the blessing due the firstborn. But acquiring foreign wives meant the detachment of his children from the Abrahamic line. Despite the deception on the part of Jacob and his mother to gain Isaac’s patriarchal blessing, Jacob’s vocation as Isaac’s legitimate heir in the continued founding of the Jewish people is reaffirmed. Daniel J. Elazar suggests that the Bible indicates that a bright, calculating person who, at times, is less than honest, is preferable as a founder over a bluff, impulsive one who cannot make discriminating choices.[4]

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So the Jews, Israel led to a line away from God’s blessing away from the Abraham line, Ishmael, Esau became great in multitude. So we see people who are not the God’s promised line and they hate Abraham’s line, Jews, Israel.

 


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The Obama administration accused Israel on Thursday of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.

Noting the deaths a day earlier of four boys who were killed on a Gaza beach by an Israeli strike, the State Department said the high civilian death toll in Gaza has been “heartbreaking.” Three more children were killed in Gaza on Thursday.

Still, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also criticized Hamas militants in Gaza who continue to fire rockets and mortars into Israel, prolonging the latest round of violence in the Mideast that has so far killed 235 Palestinians and at least one Israeli.

“I don’t think we’ve made any secret about our strong concern about the actions of Hamas, the indiscriminate rocket attacks, the targeting of civilians,” Psaki said. “And that concern remains.”

Of the Gaza beach attacks that killed four cousins on Wednesday, Psaki called the attack “horrifying.”

“The tragic event makes clear that Israel must take every possible step to meet its standards for protecting civilians from being killed,” Psaki said. “We will continue to underscore that point to Israel.”

Asked whether the U.S. believes Israel has not done enough to prevent civilian casualties, Psaki said: “We believe that certainly there’s more that can be done.”

Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated U.S. concerns about civilian casualties in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the State Department said in a statement late Thursday.

Netanyahu described the “imminent threat” posed to Israel by Hamas tunnels from the Gaza Strip, and Kerry reaffirmed strong U.S. support for Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorist threats from such tunnels, the statement said. “This should be a precise operation to target tunnels,” Kerry said of the Israeli ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.

Kerry also emphasized the need to avoid further escalation of the fighting and to restore the 2012 cease-fire as soon as possible, the department’s statement said, noting the importance of Hamas accepting this plan “as soon as possible.”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also urged Israel on Thursday “to do far more to stop civilian casualties,” calling the killing of four boys on a beach in Gaza City “appalling.”

The U.S. has been pushing plans for a cease-fire that Egypt proposed. Kerry also spoke Thursday to top diplomats in Cairo and the Qatari capital Doha to try to negotiate an end to hostilities that entered their eleventh day.

But fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas resumed almost immediately after a five-hour lull in attacks that the United Nations brokered to let Palestinians stock up on food and supplies after days of staying at home for protection. There were intermittent rocket attacks during the lull as well.

Palestinian militants fired more than 50 rockets at Israel, including a barrage at the Tel Aviv area, according to the Israeli military. Israel responded with airstrikes, including the one that killed three youngsters in Gaza City, said a Gaza health ministry spokesman.

The conflict intensified Thursday as thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip. That escalated a military operation that was trying to destroy Hamas’ weapons arsenal, rocket-firing abilities and tunnels.

The latest wave of violence was spurred by last month’s kidnapping and killings of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found in the West Bank, followed almost immediately by what authorities believe was a retribution attack on a Palestinian youth who was strangled, beaten and burned to death .

But tensions between Israel and Palestinian authorities have been simmering for years. They threatened to boil over earlier this spring when Israel shelved nearly nine months of peace negotiations that were being personally shepherded by Kerry after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to create a unity government with Hamas.

 

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House near airport hit by rocket

Photo: The site of the rocket strike near Ben Gurion airport (AFP: Gil Cohen-Magen)

Major airlines are suspending flights to and from Israel after advice from US and European aviation authorities, as intense fighting continues on the Gaza Strip.

The move comes as Israel continues to pound targets across the Gaza Strip, saying no ceasefire was near in the conflict that has so far claimed more than 600 lives.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US carriers from flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the Tel Aviv airport’s fringes, injuring two people.

US airline Delta was one of the first carriers to announce the suspension of flights, citing concerns for the safety and security of customers and employees.

A spokesman said the European Aviation Safety Agency would soon issue a bulletin containing a “strong recommendation” that airlines avoid Ben Gurion.

“The recommendation applies to all European airlines,” the spokesman said in an email.

European airlines including Germany’s Lufthansa, Air France and Dutch airline KLM joined the action, saying they were halting flights to the troubled area.

Israel’s flagship carrier El Al continued flights as usual.

“There is no reason for American companies to cancel their flights and yield to terrorism,” Israel’s transport minister Yisrael Katz was quoted as saying.

‘A ceasefire is not near': Israel

Efforts to broker a ceasefire in Gaza have continued, with US secretary of state John Kerry holding discussions in neighbouring Egypt with that country’s foreign minister Sameh Shukri.

“There is a framework … to end the violence, and that framework is the Egyptian initiative,” Mr Kerry said at a news conference with Mr Shukri.

“For the sake of thousands of innocent families, whose lives have been shaken and destroyed by this conflict – on all sides – we hope we can get there as soon as possible.”

Egypt was key to securing an end to a previous bout of Gaza fighting in 2012, but the country’s new leadership is openly hostile to Gaza’s rulers Hamas, possibly complicating the negotiations.

“We hope [Mr Kerry’s] visit will result in a ceasefire that provides the necessary security for the Palestinian people and that we can commence to address the medium and long-term issues related to Gaza,” Mr Shukri said.

Meanwhile, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon met Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv and planned to see the Palestinian prime minister in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

“A ceasefire is not near,” said Israeli justice minister Tzipi Livni, who is viewed as the most dovish member of Mr Netanyahu’s inner security cabinet.

“I see no light at the end of the tunnel,” she told Israel’s Army Radio.

Israel has signalled it is in no hurry to achieve a truce before reaching its goal of crippling Hamas’s militant infrastructure, including rocket arsenals and networks of tunnels threatening Israelis living along the Gaza frontier.

Hamas has said it will not cease hostilities until its demands are met, including that Israel and Egypt lift their blockade of Gaza and its 1.8 million people, and that Israel release several hundred Palestinians detained during a search last month for three Jewish teenagers later found dead.

Gaza death toll continues to rise; UN secretary-general issues ‘stop fighting’ plea

With the conflict entering its third week, the Palestinian death toll rose to 616, including nearly 100 children and many other civilians, Gaza health officials said.

The latest strikes killed a six-month-old infant and a 24-year-old Palestinian in northern Gaza.

The Israeli military said it had killed 183 militants so far. Israel accuses Hamas of using civilians in Gaza as human shields.

Israel’s casualties also mounted, with the military announcing the deaths of two more soldiers, bringing the number of army fatalities to 27, almost three times as many as were killed in the last ground invasion of Gaza in 2008-2009.

Two Israeli civilians have also been killed by Palestinian rocket fire into Israel.

Addressing reporters, with Mr Netanyahu at his side, Mr Ban said: “My message to Israelis and Palestinians is the same: stop fighting, start talking.”

“Take on the root causes of the conflict, so we are not back to the same situation in another six months or a year.”

Mr Kerry, who has no set departure date from the region, said the United States would provide $47 million in humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip.

An Egyptian official who attended some of Mr Kerry’s meetings said Mr Ban was working toward reaching a humanitarian truce, perhaps lasting for several days, to get aid into the territory.

“The sensitivities between Egypt and Hamas are what is halting a final inclusive ceasefire deal,” the official said.

With Israeli shells and bombs hitting Gaza day and night, thousands of people have fled districts close to the border.

The main UN agency in Gaza, UNWRA, said almost 102,000 people had taken shelter in 69 of its schools.

 

 

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Every day, for 12 days, the tally of casualties was grim, the details often grisly.

Every day, the rockets kept soaring in a trail of white vapour out of Gaza and Israeli air strikes pounded this blighted sliver of land along the Mediterranean.

Then came the ground offensive which intensified Israel’s campaign. Then came Shejaiya.

Israel’s assault on a densely populated neighbourhood brought the greatest fighting and the grimmest news in this, the third Gaza conflagration in just six years.

Gaza’s list of the dead crossed 500 and keeps climbing, according to figures from the health ministry here. The UN says the vast majority are civilians; many are children.

Israel’s casualty toll was much lower. But confirmation that 13 soldiers were killed in the fight caused grief in a country where everyone serves in the army.

Israel said its troops met “a huge level of resistance” as they moved in to destroy “extensive tunnelling” underground, and the infrastructure for what it calculates as 10% of the rockets being fired into Israel.

Hamas fighters in Shejaiya, 20 July 2014

Hamas fighters were visible on the streets of Shejaiya

In Shejaiya we saw Hamas spotters taking up positions on empty streets, talking into telephones and walkie-talkies as they maintained a lookout.

Colleagues who arrived later in the day saw gunmen with black balaclavas and concealed weapons moving through the neighbourhood. And journalists and medics got caught in crossfire when a two-hour humanitarian truce was shattered in minutes.

‘Where do we go?’As Israel digs in deeper, the fighting intensifies.

For many days now, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge had almost seemed to be a ghost war. In areas we were able to reach, Hamas fighters had only been visible by the rockets they fired, and through defiant messages on their TV and radio networks.

Almost every day Israel reports that it has thwarted infiltration attempts through underground tunnels.

On the ground it has been women and children who keep emerging from front lines as they flee their homes close to Israel’s border.

It was the same in Shejaiya, only worse.

When we arrived in the neighbourhood in the morning, after a night of Israeli shelling, the streets were largely deserted as black and white smoke billowed on the horizon, amid incessant artillery fire.

Residents were still escaping whenever and however they could. Some families darted out of doorways, one by one, into battered cars when they thought it was safe to make a run; others moved like a human stream flowing away in all directions.

Israel said it repeatedly warned residents to leave the area.

“We asked them to leave again and again,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told BBC Arabic TV.

“We called them up, we texted, and we sent them messages. But Hamas said ‘don’t leave’,” – a reference to allegations that Hamas is using civilians as “human shields.”

“Warning?” said Anas, a 20-year-old university student with a mop of curly black hair who stood on a street corner. “They don’t warn us, they kill us.”

Whenever we ask Gazans that question, they reply: “Where do we go?”

Displaced Palestinians rest at a UN school in Gaza (21 July 2014)

Many who fled Shejaiya have taken refuge in schools run by the UN

The UN says 43% of Gaza is now “affected by evacuation warnings” or declared a “no-go area”.

In the past four days, the numbers seeking shelter in UN-run schools shot up by 400%.

The UN is running out of supplies, morgues run out of space, and hospital wards are packed.

On day 13, Gaza’s main Shifa Hospital took in the greatest number of casualties since this war began.

As the day wore on, one family after another huddled on a wooden bench at the entrance waiting for news of loved ones inside the emergency surgery unit.

The ambulances kept screaming in, bringing stretchers with them.

The body of a Palestinian killed in Shejaiya is carried away (20 July 2014)

Emergency crews and ordinary civilians helped carry away the dead and injured

By early afternoon it was the turn of four inconsolable girls, who sat with their wailing grandmother unable to offer much comfort.

When their father Nihad joined them, he knelt close to deliver the bad news: their mother, 28-year-old Israa, was dead.

Then, for a moment, the four girls lost their father too. He fainted and lay slumped on the floor as medics rushed to help.

As the days go by, there’s a sad familiar choreography to Gaza’s recurrent wars. As the news gets grimmer, the demands mount for an urgent ceasefire.

And as the chorus of concern grows, both sides know their time may be running out, so military operations escalate, and the human cost deepens.

And this time, mediation is more complicated.

In 2012, neighbouring Egypt, then led by the Muslim Brotherhood, had more clout with Hamas. Now would-be peace-makers criss-cross the region from Qatar to Istanbul to Cairo, looking for the right voice at the right time.

The UN’s top diplomat is already in the region, and Washington’s man has just arrived.

Day 13 is over, and no-one can say whether day 14 will be any better. There is always the fear it could get even worse.

 

Source http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/
hamass-khaled-meshaal-says-no-gaza-truce-
without-end-to-blockade/story-e6frg6so-1226999706492WASHINGTON’S top diplomat said global efforts to end 16 days of bloodshed in Gaza were progressing Wednesday as the fighting raged on and airlines kept flights suspended over rocket fears.

As US and UN diplomats continued intensive diplomacy, the Islamist Hamas movement rejected any truce without the lifting of Israel’s eight-year blockade on Gaza.

“We will not accept any initiative that does not lift the blockade on our people and that does not respect their sacrifices.” Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said.

Hamas hailed the suspension of Tel Aviv flights by many world airlines as a “great victory.” “The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure,” spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said as traffic to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport slowed to a trickle after a rocket hit close to runways on Tuesday.

As US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN chief Ban Ki-moon held talks in Jerusalem, they said they had pooled their efforts in the hope of boosting the quest for a truce in a conflict that has killed 695 Gazans, 34 Israelis and a Thai worker.

Flight risk: Hamas hits airport

“We have certainly made some steps forward, but there is still work to be done,” Kerry said as he met the UN chief for the second time this week.

“We are now joining our forces in strength to make a ceasefire as soon as possible,” Ban said, warning there was no time to lose as concern mounted over the rising civilian body count.

The US diplomat offered a similar message to the Palestinians as he met president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah

“We have in the last 24 hours made some progress in moving toward that goal,” he said before heading to Tel Aviv for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The men met for about two hours but made no statements after their talks. Kerry then left for Cairo and Netanyahu opened a meeting of his security cabinet.

Britain joined the truce efforts with new Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond holding late-night talks with Abbas.

Palestinian medics said Israeli attacks on Wednesday hiked the death toll to 695 with a Gaza-based rights group saying more than 80 per cent of them were civilians.

Most of Wednesday’s dead were in Khuzaa on the Israeli border, close to the southern city of Khan Yunis, the scene of very heavy fighting since before dawn.

In the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during a pre-dawn clash died of his injuries, Palestinian officials said.

The army said three more soldiers were killed in combat inside Gaza on Wednesday, raising to 32 the total number of soldiers killed since the start of a ground operation on July 17.

A Thai farm labourer also died when a rocket fired from Gaza struck the greenhouse where he was working in southern Israel, police said.

On the ground, the fighting was briefly suspended in several flashpoint areas to allow ambulances to extricate the wounded, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

A spokeswoman said seven ambulances had entered Shejaiya near Gaza City and another nine ambulances had entered Khuzaa, while a third convoy had entered Beit Hanun in the north.

In Gaza City, hundreds of people, mostly women and children, packed into the pews of Saint Prophyrios Greek Orthodox Church seeking shelter from the violence outside.

Kerry’s arrival in Tel Aviv came a day after a Gaza rocket struck close to the main international airport, prompting the US Federal Aviation Authority to ban commercial flights to and from Israel for at least 24 hours.

It renewed the ban for another 24 hours on Wednesday, citing the “potentially hazardous situation.” And its European counterpart advised all carriers to avoid Tel Aviv “until further notice” in a move mirrored Wednesday by Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines, prompting Hamas to hail a “great victory.”

Kerry began his regional mission in Cairo, discussing ceasefire proposals with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, that he said provided a “framework” to end the fighting.

An initial Egyptian proposal calling for a halt to hostilities ahead of talks was accepted by Israel early last week but rejected by Hamas, which wants agreement on a comprehensive package before holding its fire.

As the violence raged on, UN rights chief Navi Pillay condemned both Israel and Hamas at an emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

She said Israeli attacks which had killed civilians, among them children, “could amount to war crimes” but also denounced Hamas for its “indiscriminate attacks” on Israeli civilians.

The Gaza-based Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said 81.5 per cent of the dead were civilians, 24 per cent of them children.

The UN Human Rights Council voted to launch a probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive.

The United States was the sole member to vote against, while European countries abstained.

A statement from the Israeli prime minister’s office said the council’s decision was “a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere.”

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