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Did Richard Goldstone hide more sinister crimes in Gaza? Part 2 (Republished)

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Did Richard Goldstone hide more sinister crimes in Gaza? Part 2

Part 2 – DIME and Weapons Containing Uranium 

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 Two  DU Bombs igniting and two more on the way in

For those observant reader you will not the sea conditions in the background indicate a strong sea breeze which means the photographer who took this photograph from within Israel would have succumbed to the down wind fallout…….this clearly shows that the IDF was in actual fact also nuking their own population as million of radioactive nano particles drifted over central and southern Israel.

Again we see a classic example of a UN investigation that only plays with the periphery of War Crimes committed by Israel whilst at the same time ignoring the more important horrific crimes carried out by the IDF. Goldstone brushed aside the use of White Phosphorus and Flechette weapons and only touched briefly on DIME weapons. He totally ignored weapons containing Uranium components such as the four weapons shown in this photograph.


4 GBU-39B Cancer Bombs

So let’s look at DIME (Dense Inert Metal Explosive) and how it works:

DIME bombs (also known as the Cancer Bomb) produce an unusually powerful blast within a relatively small area, spraying a superheated “micro-shrapnel” of powdered Heavy Metal Tungsten Alloy (HMTA). Scientific studies have found that HMTA is chemically toxic, damages the immune system, rapidly causes cancer, and attacks DNA. It cuts through victims with ease and for those lucky enough to survive such an attack the outlook is fairly grim. The fragments from such a weapon once embedded in the flesh of its victim will lead to cancer and can result in death as early as three months.

Two Norwegian doctors working in the Hospital in Gaza observed the unusual injuries of its victims like none other they had witnessed before. One of the doctors had worked in such war zones for almost 30 years.  This same statement was supported by Egyptian doctors who had also noticed the unusual injuries. Some of those doctors went into more detail with the following report: Norwegian doctor Mad Gilbert, the blast results in multiple amputations and “very severe fractures. The muscles are sort of split from the bones, hanging loose, and you also have quite severe burns.” Most of those who survive the initial blast quickly succumb to septicaemia and organ collapse. “Initially, everything seems in order…but it turns out on operation that dozens of miniature particles can be found in all their organs,” says Dr. Jam Brommundt, a German doctor working in Kham Younis, a city in southern Gaza. “It seems to be some sort of explosive or shell that disperses tiny particles…that penetrate all organs, these miniature injuries; you are not able to attack them surgically.” According to Brommundt, the particles cause multiple organ failures. A footnote to these comments is that such fragments lead to an aggressive form of cancer. 

 DIME victim – note the peppered face wounds  that are basically incurable 

In Goldstone’s report it stated the following in Paragraph 49: While the Mission is not in a position to state with certainty that so-called dense inert metal explosive (DIME) munitions were used by the Israeli armed forces, it did receive reports from Palestinian and foreign doctors who operated in Gaza during the military operations of a high percentage of patients with injuries compatible with their impact. DIME weapons and weapons armed with heavy metal are not prohibited under international law as it currently stands, but do raise specific health concerns. One can see the extensive perforations of embedded fragments in this ladies face in Gaza

One could ask the question why the investigation team didn’t collect samples from the hospital or from its victims for testing in the laboratory. I am sure that these types of weapon are also banned under the Geneva Convention in regard to its usage in densely populated areas and the fact such weapons are totally indiscriminate and lethal. Again we see such matters swept under the carpet.

Now the big one – the issue of weapons containing uranium components. It was to be expected that Richard Goldstone would give an extremely brief reference to depleted uranium when his report said the following in Paragraph 49: The Mission received allegations that depleted and no depleted uranium were used by Israeli forces in Gaza. These allegations were not further investigated by the Mission!……I ask the question “Why on earth not”?

Could one ever imagine that one of the most experienced war crime investigators had, in a flick of his pen, written off something so serious? How such extremely serious allegations could be pushed to one side is beyond imagination. I myself provided my own submission to the team whilst in Geneva and highlighted the pictorial evidence of such explosions. I also advised them of the samples that had been recovered from Gaza for Prof Chris Busby  and that had tested positive to both DU/EU with a clear indication of fourth generation dirty weapons.

We are already seeing the signs of such contamination in the birth defects of newly born babies in the Gaza Strip – Sound familiar? It is clear that Gaza will succumb to the same genetic damage as in the Balkans, Iraq and now Afghanistan. We can now expect significant changes in the health statistics in Gaza and when this occurs will anyone ask the question “What is causing this”?   

 

 Relative of prisoners held in Israeli goals…… many are returned to Palestine as corpses,  minus their organs!!!

Organ harvesting is very good business in Israel, especially when they are taken from Palestinian prisoners!!

Again we see the UN with it large broom either avoiding the issues or removing the evidence. They lied in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and now Gaza. We see a massive clearing of buildings bombed by the IDF and the rubble being taken away for crushing to re surface the roads and streets in the Gaza Strip. This is an indespicable act that violates the UN’s own policy in regard to possible contaminated sites. Instruction to their own staff clearly states the procedures required prior to any attempt to clear such sites. Now they have failed to address any possible DU investigation and totally disregarded their own safety regulations. The resultant aftermath of this blatant act will now cause secondary contamination to occur not only within the Gaza Strip but also in adjacent Israel, Egypt, Jordan and further afield.

We will now leave the weapons and look at other aspects of this deeply flawed report.  I note with interest a strong emphasis on the holding of Gilad Shalit and the comments raised in paragraph 77: “The Mission is of the opinion that, as a soldier who belongs to the Israeli armed forces and who was captured during an enemy incursion into Israel, Gilad Shalit meets the requirements for Prisoner-of-war status under the Third Geneva Convention. As such, he should be protected, treated humanely and be allowed external communication as appropriate according to that Convention. The ICRC should be allowed to visit him without delay. Information about his condition should also be provided promptly to his family”……….Gilad was released after some considerable time.

I am sure that many concerned parents and families in Palestine would appreciate the same concern and respect in regard to the many Palestinian male, female and juniors held indefinitely by the Israeli Government. We must all be aware of the weekly ritual carried out by the families of those held in captivity without charge or trial who with great passion continue to hold their own special vigil and ask the same questions. Their loved ones are certainly not given the same treatment as Shalit and therefore this aspect of the report is totally out of context. In paragraph 86 of the report it stated: It is estimated that since the beginning of the occupation, approximately 700,000 Palestinian men, women and children have been detained by Israel. According to estimates, as at 1st June

A/HRC/12/48 page 28 2009, there were approximately 8,100 Palestinian ‘political prisoners’ in detention in Israel, including 60 women and 390 children. Most of these detainees are charged or convicted by the Israeli Military Court System that operates for Palestinians in the West Bank and under which due process rights for Palestinians are severely limited. Many are held in administrative detention and some under the Israeli “Unlawful Combatants Law”. 

What is ironic here is the fact that the long running atrocities carried out by the Israelis on the people of Palestine has for many years been very well documented. It did not, in some respects, warrant such a mission to highlight some of those atrocities when the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations had already done a magnificent job in reporting them over a long period of time. We can appreciate that this investigation was primarily for events just prior to Cast Lead and during the conflict. However, one must point out that this continued intimidation, oppression and humiliation as report by that Mission had so much to do with the retaliatory action taken by Palestinians.

Letters to the Secretary-General from The Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN are described as follows: “Identical letters sent to the President of the Security Council and the President of the General Assembly.  The purpose of these letters is to constitute a basic record of the crimes perpetuated by Israel, the occupying Power, against the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”.

These letters are sent almost weekly and are very well documented on their webpage: http://www.un.int/palestine/letters09.shtml. They stem back to September 2000 up to the current time and one can almost feel the frustration of the author at continuously writing these very accurate reports to no avail. As you can see from the extract below they now number 342 and when you add to this the hundreds of UN Resolutions passed against Israel that have been totally ignored it is painfully obvious that the Secretary – General and the United Nations has no power whatsoever.

This letter is in follow-up to our previous 342 letters to you regarding the ongoing crisis in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, since 28 September 2000. These letters, dated from 29 September 2000 (A/55/432-S/2000/921) to 3 August 2009 (A/ES-10/459-S/2009/401), constitute a basic record of the crimes being committed by Israel, the occupying Power, against the Palestinian people since September 2000.  For all of these war crimes, acts of State terrorism and systematic human rights violations committed against the Palestinian people, Israel, the occupying Power, must be held accountable and the perpetrators must be brought to justice.

I should be grateful if you would arrange to have the text of the present letter distributed as a document of the tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly, under agenda item 5, and of the Security Council.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Dr. Riyad Mansour

Ambassador, Permanent Observer            

of Palestine to the United Nations

 To be continued in Part 3

Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 30/11/2012 

 

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Did Richard Goldstone hide more sinister crimes in Gaza? – Part 1 (Republished)

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Did Richard Goldstone hide more sinister crimes in Gaza?

 Part 1 – White Phosphorus and Flechette weapons

 

White Phosphorus (WP) – Gaza City

 

Jewish Judge Richard Goldstone

What better way to investigate war crimes than to hire your own kind !!

Because of Israel’s recent violent attack on the people of Gaza I feel duty bound to again release evidence that Israel and the IDF are in total violation of the Geneva Convention for the third time in using Weapons of Mass Destruction on not only the people of Gaza but also on their own citizens in Israel. The IDF is also in violation of its own rules of engagement!!

In one of my past article I gave reference to the UN inquiry into possible war crimes carried out by Israel against the people of Gaza and the massive cover-up that followed when Congress voted to dismiss its findings and the US Veto that finally sank any possibility of justice.

Here’s the mini series I did on the topic……..I am sure you will not only be distressed by what is written but also realise that once again the “Zionist Mafia” (New World Order) hi-jacked the entire inquiry and had it removed from the public domain:

There was much praise for the UN investigations into war crimes committed in Gaza, led by Richard Goldstone.  However, I feel that this report did not go far enough to investigate some other more serious allegations that were made. There is a sense of urgency to bring this investigation forward and to put those responsible on trial but one must understand that something much more sinister did not even get a mention and has since been swept under the carpet.

Let’s take a closer look at some aspects of this report which certainly showed a distinct weakness in the team’s ability to understand what constitutes a breach of the Geneva Convention.

Quote from item 46: the Mission finds that the conduct of the Israeli armed forces constitute grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention in respect of wilful killings and wilfully causing great suffering to protected persons and as such give rise to individual criminal responsibility. It also finds that the direct targeting and arbitrary killing of Palestinian civilians is a violation of the right to life.

Quote from item 47: The last incident concerns the launch of a bomb on a house resulting in the killing of 22 family members. Israel’s position in this case is that there was an “operational error” and that the intended target was a neighbouring house storing weapons. On the basis of its investigation, the Mission expresses significant doubts about the Israeli authorities’ account of the incident. The Mission concludes that, if indeed a mistake was made, there could not be said to be a case of wilful killing. State responsibility of Israel for an internationally wrongful act, however, would remain.

Response to item 46 and 47: Even if an operational mistake was made it still constitutes wilful killing as such bombs were dropped in areas of dense population and thus had the correct target been hit the civilians in the adjacent target area would have died or been severely injured.

Quote from Item 48: Based on its investigation of incidents involving the use of certain weapons such as white phosphorous and flechette missiles, the Mission, while accepting that white phosphorous is not at this stage proscribed under international law, finds that the Israeli armed forces were systematically reckless in determining its use in built-up areas. Moreover, doctors who treated patients with white phosphorous wounds spoke about the severity and sometimes untreatable nature of the burns caused by the substance. The Mission believes that serious consideration should be given to banning the use of white phosphorous in built-up areas. As to flechettes, the Mission notes that they are an area weapon incapable of discriminating between objectives after detonation. They are; therefore, particularly unsuitable for use in urban settings where there is reason to believe civilians may be present.

Response to Item 48: First of all Mr Goldstone needs to understand that White Phosphorus is an Incendiary Weapon and therefore is covered under international law in its use of White Phosphorus on densely populated areas

It is in violation of the Geneva Convention: Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons (Protocol III) namely:

Certain use of incendiary weapons, in particular the use of air delivered incendiary weapons against targets situated amongst concentrations      of civilians (Protocol III to the Conventional Weapons Convention).

 

This used to be someone’s beautiful daughter until Israel used WP on the citizens of Lebanon in 2006

One should also draw attention to the fact that exactly the same treatment was handed out by the IDF in Southern Lebanon (2006). This picture shows the terrible lethal consequences on a child in Lebanon. Let’s now look at a case that was filed in Israel on the back of the Geneva Convention and the ICJ. As one would expect when dealing with the Israel court system the case failed. One could live in hope that such a case in the European Courts would carry a different result.

 

A Typical Flechette Shell

 

The “Flechette” shells (from the French “flêchette,” meaning “small arrow”) are known to contain thousands of small metal arrows, each some four centimeters long.  When the shell explodes in the air, at a height of approximately 30 m above the ground, the lethal arrows scatter over a cone-shaped area some 300 m in length and 94 m wide.  It should be noted that the Flechette was developed by the Americans in Vietnam, when they sought an effective weapon for attacking Viet Cong forces hiding among the trees in the jungles and dispersed over a large area.

It is worth noting that this weapon has been considered controversial since it was first introduced.  The arguments raised against the Flechette are based, inter alia, on the principles of international law in the field of the laws of war, according to which weapons causing “unnecessary suffering” are not to be used, and the indiscriminate use of weapons in population centers is prohibited. The Appellants will argue that the Flechette causes “unnecessary suffering” due to the enormous number of arrows, which injure the victim’s body (similarly to an explosive device containing nails), and that it is also considered an “indiscriminate” weapon, since it disperses over an enormous area, and is very difficult to use precisely.  Accordingly, the Appellants argue, its use is prohibited, particularly in civilian population centers.

 

These photographs show Flechettes as used in Gaza and an X-Ray of a boy’s shoulder clearly showing a Flechette deeply embedded. The prospects of survival are minimal!!

 

 

Factual Background

As mentioned above, the IDF has used this weapon for many years, particularly in the context of its operational activities in southern Lebanon, during which “dead areas” were declared along the border of the “Security Zone” – any person entering these areas was considered a “terrorist” to be eliminated.  As soon as movement was identified in these areas, the tanks fired Flechette shells.  It is worth mentioning that even during this period, arguments were raised against the IDF that the use of these shells caused the death and injury of dozens of Lebanese citizens, despite the fact that the use of Flechette shells was limited to sparsely-populated areas.

Among other publications, a special chapter was devoted to the IDF’s use of this weapon in Lebanon in a report of the organization B’Tselem entitled “The Violation of the Human Rights of Lebanese Citizens by Israel (January 2000).” 

Illegality in International Humanitarian Law – The Rules of War

It is a principle of international humanitarian law and the rules of war that means that cause indiscriminate injury or that are unable or incapable of distinguishing between civilians and combatants are prohibited.  In addition, means causing unnecessary suffering and superfluous injury are prohibited.

The obligation to protect the health and life of civilians who are not engaged in combat is mentioned in all the conventions constituting international humanitarian law; in some conventions, the obligation is mentioned several times.  The prohibition on the arbitrary taking of life outside the parameters of self-defense may be identified on several levels in international law.  The most basic level is that of the general rules of war, which establish the basic principle that civilian targets, including civilians, shall not be the targets of attacks.

Inter alia, Article 22 of the Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land, The Hague, 18 October 1907 (hereinafter “the Hague Regulations”), which was revolutionary for its time, stated that “the right of belligerents to adopt means of injuring the enemy is not unlimited”.

Among other provisions, a specific regulation was established prohibiting the use of weapons that cause unnecessary suffering.  Article 23 states:

“Art. 23. In addition to the prohibitions provided by special Conventions, it is especially forbidden

(e) To employ arms, projectiles, or material calculated to cause unnecessary suffering;

The second level establishes the prohibition against inhuman treatment for those not, at that time, actively engaged in fighting; the center of this facet is the prohibition against the taking of life.

This obligation is established in Article 3, which is common to all four Geneva Conventions from 1949.  This applies to all armed conflicts, not only to occupied territories.  Among other provisions, sub-clause 1 states:

Persons taking no active part in hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, color, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.

To this end the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:

Violence to life and person

A)     

The above-mentioned Article 3, which, as noted, is common to all four Geneva Conventions, is today considered international customary law binding all nations of the world; as such, it may be enforced by this Court.  In addition, the State of Israel signed and ratified the Geneva Conventions in 1951; accordingly, it is also legally bound to observe the conventions as a contracting party.

The third level of the rules of war comprises the rules for the control of occupied territory, which grant the occupied population special protection in addition to the rights and protections accruing from the general rules of law and to the rights and protections enjoyed by all citizens, whether or not living in an occupied territory.

These protections and rights are established both in the Hague Regulations and in many clauses scattered throughout the Fourth Geneva Convention regarding the Protection of Civilian Population, as well as in the two protocols to the conventions, signed in 1977.

Regulation 30 of the Hague Regulations relates to the protection of the residents of an occupied territory, stating as follows:

“Family honour and rights, the lives of persons and private property… must be protected”

No-one would deny that the general and special rules of law, as reflected in the Hague Regulations, now constitute international customary law binding all nations of the world, and enforceable in this Court (see, for example, the comments by then Justice Barak in HCJ 393/82, Jamayat Iskan Almu’alamoun v Commander of IDF Forces, Piskei Din 37(5) 785, in para. 11 of the ruling).

However, the principal protection is afforded to the citizens of an occupied territory in the Fourth Geneva Convention.  These citizens are “protected persons” as defined in Article 4 of the Convention.  The disagreements between the international community and Israel regarding the applicability of the definition in Article 4 to the Palestinian population in the Occupied Territories has already been resolved in a long series of petitions to this Court, in which the state has declared its commitment to observe the humanitarian provisions of the Convention as if they applied to the territory.

In order to complete the picture, we should note that additional protections on civilian lives are established in the two protocols to the Geneva Convention signed in 1977; these expanded the protection afforded to the civilian population to include disputes other than those between states.  The State of Israel has not signed these protocols, but some of their provisions constitute a part of international customary law, and as such bind Israel.

Prohibition on the Use of Weapons Causing “Unnecessary Suffering” and “Indiscriminate” Weapons – Customary Law

The Appellants shall argue that the use of Flechette shells by the IDF is incompatible with the principles of international customary law as noted above, which require the military echelon to consider, alongside military needs, the need to minimize unreasonable danger of injury to the local population.

Article 35(2) of the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I) (hereinafter “the First Protocol”) establishes as follows:

Article 35.–Basic rules

1. In any armed conflict, the right of the Parties to the conflict to choose methods or means of warfare is not unlimited.

2. It is prohibited to employ weapons, projectiles and material and methods of warfare of a nature to cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering.

3. It is prohibited to employ methods or means of warfare which are intended, or may be expected, to cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment.

Article 51 establishes:

Article 51.–Protection of the civilian population

1. The civilian population and individual civilians shall enjoy general protection against dangers arising from military operations. To give effect to this protection, the following rules, which are additional to other applicable rules of international law, shall be observed in circumstances.

2. The civilian population as such, as well as individual civilians, shall not be the object of attack. Acts or threats of violence the primary purpose of which is to spread terror among the civilian population are prohibited.

3. Civilians shall enjoy the protection afforded by this Section, unless and for such time as they take a direct part in hostilities.

4. Indiscriminate attacks are prohibited. Indiscriminate attacks are:

(a) Those which are not directed at a specific military objective;

(b) Those which employ a method or means of combat which cannot be directed at a specific military objective; or

(c) Those which employ a method or means of combat the effects of which cannot be limited as required by this Protocol; and consequently, in each such case, are of a nature to strike military objectives and civilians or civilian objects without distinction.

5. Among others, the following types of attacks are to be considered as indiscriminate:

(b) An attack which may be expected to cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, damage to civilian objects, or a combination thereof, which would be excessive in relation to the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated.

Although the State of Israel is not committed to the provisions of the First Protocol, these articles are considered customary and binding in international law.  Proof of this may be found in the “Advisory Opinion” of the International Court of Justice dated July 8, 1996 on the subject of the “Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons.”

In the course of the above-mentioned opinion, the court was asked, inter alia, to address the subject of an indiscriminate weapon that causes unnecessary suffering.  Among other points, the court ruled as follows:

A large number of customary rules have been developed by the practice of States and are an integral part of the international law relevant to the question posed.

The cardinal principles contained in the texts constituting the fabric of humanitarian law are the following. The first is aimed at the protection of the civilian population and civilian objects and establishes the distinction between combatants and non-combatants; States must never make civilians the object of attack and must consequently never use weapons that are incapable of distinguishing between civilian and military targets. According to the second principle, it is prohibited to cause unnecessary suffering to combatants: it is accordingly prohibited to use weapons causing them such harm or uselessly aggravating their suffering.

 In application of that second principle, States do not have unlimited freedom of choice of means in the weapons they use.

In conformity with the aforementioned principles, humanitarian law, at a very early stage, prohibited certain types of weapons either because of their indiscriminate effect on combatants and civilians or because of the unnecessary suffering caused to combatants, that is to say, a harm greater than that unavoidable to achieve legitimate military objectives. If an envisaged use of weapons would not meet the requirements of humanitarian law, a threat to engage in such use would also be contrary to that law.

Nor is there any need for the Court elaborate on the question of the applicability of Additional Protocol I of 1977 to nuclear weapons. It need only observe that while, at the Diplomatic Conference of 1974-1977, there was no substantive debate on the nuclear issue and no specific solution concerning this question was put forward, Additional Protocol I in no way replaced the general customary rules applicable to all means and methods of combat including nuclear weapons. In particular, the Court recalls that all States are bound by those rules in Additional Protocol I which, when adopted, were merely the expression of the pre-existing customary law, such as the Martens Clause, reaffirmed in the first article of Additional Protocol I. The fact that certain types of weapons were not specifically dealt with by the 1974-1977 Conference does not permit the drawing of any legal conclusions relating to the substantive issues which the use of such weapons would raise.”…

The entire text as per above was taken from http://www.btselem.org with reference to Legal Documents/HC8990 02 Flachette Appeal

Israel Supreme Court – Sitting as the High Court of Justice – HCJ/02 in the case of Physicians for Human Rights – Israel and The Palestinian Centre for Human Right (The Appellants) V General of the Southern Command – Doron Almog and The State of Israel – Ministry of Defense (The Respondents)

Petition for an Interim Decree

A petition is hereby respectfully submitted to the Court requesting that the Respondents be ordered to come and give grounds why the use of “Flechette” type tank shells in the context of IDF operations in the Gaza Strip area should not be halted and prohibited.

Data listed within this article were taken from the Internet site of the International Court of Justice (www.icj-cij.org). 

As we would expect the case failed to achieve it goals and was kicked out of court as follows:

The appellants asked us to prohibit the army from using flechette shells. Since we have realized that the use of this ammunition is not prohibited by the laws of war, the petitioners’ request cannot be accepted. This court has ruled that “the choice of weapons, which the respondents use for the goal of preventing murderous terror attacks, is not one of the topics in which this court sees fit to intervene.” (HCJ 5872/ 01, Bracha v Prime Minister, PD 56 (3)1). Needless to say, the respondents have eased our minds that the scope of use of this ammunition is arranged by the IDF through rules that are binding on the commanders of forces acting in the field. The decision regarding the question as to whether the conditions in the arena of combat, in every given case, justify use of the flechette, is determined by the authorized commander, who in formulating his decision is commanded to act according to professional guidelines, that in principle were intended to prevent harming residents not involved in activities that endanger IDF soldiers or Israeli citizens.

The petition is rejected. Justice The Honourable Justice M. Heshin: I agree. Justice The Honourable Justice A. Hayout: I agree. Decided, as stated, in Justice E. Matza’s decision.

Rendered today, 25 Nissan 5763 (27 April 2003)

It must be noted that Goldstone’s report did not follow the same conclusion as per the case above but rather highlighted Flechette’s unsuitability in an urban environment when he quoted the following: “As to Flechettes, the Mission notes that they are an area weapon incapable of discriminating between objectives after detonation. They are, therefore, particularly unsuitable for use in urban settings where there is reason to believe civilians may be present”

Part 2 of this series will next cover the use of DIME weapons within Gaza. It will also focus on Goldstones disregard of the use of depleted uranium that had been raised in earlier submissions. This surely must head the top of the list of the Israeli War Crimes in that weapons that contain uranium components do not discriminate between military and civilian targets or respect international borders. Consequently these weapons contaminated the entire Gaza Strip and crossed over the border to contaminate most of Central and Southern Israel and beyond. What is ironic was this same situation developed during the Lebanon War in 2006 when the entire Southern part of Lebanon was contaminated and again the contamination crossed over the border to do the same to Northern Israel. In other words the IDF has “Nuked” its own people.  

We will cover how these two weapons were clearly left out of the inquiry despite the fact they were originally very much part of the initial submissions. One would also assume that accordingly the people of Israel would have a case against the Israeli Government and the IDF.

 

When will the world stop these Zionist imbeciles from carrying out such atrocious acts of war that can only  lead to the eventual genocide of not only the people of Palestine but also their own innocent civilians……..have they not learnt lessons from their own Holocaust?

 

I guess when you look at the above maps you can clearly see that the Zionist cancerous growth has almost achieved its goal all  thanks to the Rothchild’s who created the first colony and who’s methodolgy (The New World Order) is behind all the ongoing conflicts and wars around the globe!!

That little dot in the circle was the first Zionist settlement in Palestine  This laid the cornerstone for Jewish settlements in Palestine –  Most settlements met with financial difficulties and most of the settlers were not proficient in farming. Baron Edmond James de Rothschild took this and other settlements under his wing, which helped them survive until more settlers with farming experience arrived. That little dot has now become the cancerous growth that continues to spread to this day!! 

To be continued…………………….  

 

Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant –  25/11/2012

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Israel’s rape of Gaza’s Natural Resources (Final Part)

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Israel’s rape of Gaza’s Natural Resources (Final Part) 

What the conflict was really about

As you would aspect it’s all about oil and gas…..just like all the other conflicts in the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya etc !!

Just ask the executives of Noble Energy – A joint venture between the Zionists of the US and Israel…..they have become experts at ripping off someone else’s oil and gas……especially when it comes to Gaza and the people of Palestine.

The Eastern part of the Mediterranean is prolific in natural gas with a very good change of oil being found much deeper. In many parts of the world we find sufficient reserves for everyone to share and benefit from. For some strange reason Israel does not agree with this principle and in actual fact wishes to take not only its own reserves but also those belonging to the Palestinians.

 

We will first look again at the offshore natural resources and see how Israel could or already have the ability to deprive Palestine of its own vital resource. Later in this article we will also look at the onshore possibilities in the West Bank and show that some of the areas taken by and under the control of Israel could well yield some interesting finds.

 

As I have previously pointed out Israel’s Mari B natural gas field sits on the border with Gaza and in surrounded by a cloak of secrecy. The area around the platform is totally off limits as one would normally expect but is there more to this gas field and could it extend into Gazan waters? Should this be the case then a grave injustice has taken place which basically is depriving the Palestinians of a shared resource and all the incredible wealth that goes with it.

 

The Mari B platform came on line in December 2003 and delivered around 100 million cubic feet per day (MMcfpd). Later in 2004 this increased to reach around   170 MMcfpd. The production facilities for the Mari B were expected to produce up to 600 MMcfpd.  The company estimates total recoverable reserves in the Mari-B field to exceed one trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Noble Energy also has an undeveloped discovery, Noa, which is estimated to contain over 200 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas. Noa is scheduled to be brought on line at a later date through a sub-sea tieback to the Mari-B platform.

 

Let’s look again at this issue and ask the question does the Mari B gas field extend over the border and if so then Israel is guilty of stealing a shared resource. Noa natural gas field (which sits further out to the West of Mari B) is expected to be commissioned in the near future. This field in actual fact is two fields consisting of Noa and the Noa South. My concern is the fact that they certainly do extend into the Gaza Marine Area and therefore are a shared resource. Finally we have Gaza’s own legal reserves in Marine 1 and Marine 2 all of which are totally in their own territory.

I have drawn up my own map of the current situation  (above) which  shows that the US Company Noble Energy and its Joint Venture Partners in Israel (Mari B and Noa gas fields) are clearly taking Palestinian Gas all under the watchful eye of the United Nations and the world…….we have another word in England for such an act – “Thieving Bastards”

Again I ask the question do the Palestinian know this and if so what is being done to investigate and stop this exploitation by the Israeli Government? It is absolutely disgraceful that the world just watches and says nothing whilst the people in Gaza live in absolute poverty. Where is the United Nations and where is our conscience?

 

 It is also important to note that the Oslo Accord (with manipulation by Israel) shows a buffer zone on both side of this area thus reducing the Gaza Marine Area and depriving them of their own legal territorial rights. The Israel gas platform (Mari B) actually sits barely one nautical mile from this border which again may indicate that something sinister is going on here. Gas platforms normally sit well inside the limits of their respective reserves which would again indicate that this field does extend beyond the Israeli border.

 

Let’s now take a look at the onshore oil and gas scene. In one of my earlier articles I talked about an onshore oil field that sits very close to the north-eastern corner of Gaza. This reserve is called the Heletz Field and has been producing crude oil over many years. Some wells were drilled within the Gaza Strip and have been abandoned for some considerable time; one can only assume that one day we will see a return to exploration in this area. I would assume that with the offshore reserves in the Gaza Marine Area and the crude oil sitting close to Gaza onshore that this area could bring is some exciting finds.  It is also interesting to note that such productive areas as Heletz once belonged to the Palestinians.

Having worked in the oil and gas industry for many years it is clear to me that  many oil companies use a technique known as slant drilling or diagonal drilling to take the natural resources from someone else’s territory and Noble Energy certainly have a very shady past.

This image clearly shows how oil companies can drill under borders and take the natural resources of another country without that country even knowing………this has happened in many locations around the world and the outbreak of  the Iraq War was no exception when oil rigs positioned on the Kuwait-Iraqi border started taking the resources of Iraq from the Kuwaiti side – hence one of the reasons for Iraq going into Kuwait………..ask that mongrel George W Bush how it is done because his family are experts at cheating the system!!!

“Hey George are you by any chance taking my oil from under the border” ? –  “No Sir  – we in Texas do not do such things”

The Israeli’s are experts at taking anything that does not belong to them as we can see from above map showing just how much Palestinian Territory is actually controlled by Israel and that US Stooge Abbas is a traitor to his own people and is currently illegally running the country since his term of office expired some years ago. 

Over in Gaza we can see a clear indication that gas and oil does exist. The main areas of interest has been declared as Israeli Military Restricted Areas and therefore are off limits to Palestinians. It is ironic that the West Bank is zoned as Palestinian territory and yet barely a third of it is available for their usage. Historically tar frequently popped up in the Dead Sea giving a clear indication that the underground geology had something to offer.

In more recent times oil has been found on the western shores of the Dead Sea which is controlled by the Israelis. The reserves were found in the Northern, Middle and Southern shores which clearly puts them in Palestinian – West Bank Territory. Because of the nature of the geology in the region I would say that oil/gas would also exist along the rift valley separating West Bank from Jordan. Exploration activity is also taking place on the other side of the border in Jordan.

So what lies ahead for the Palestinians? Will they ever see justice and have the opportunity to explore and recover their own natural resources? I have to say that Israel can do exactly what it wants, when it wants and the United Nations continues to be non effective. The United States likewise sits on the fence and says nothing and for a very good reason…..most of the oil/gas exploration programmes are Joint Ventures with US companies and such interference would be counter productive.

  Israeli washing his hands in Dead Sea Oil

 

One must also remember that the Dead Sea area brings other natural resources that Israel has been commercialising for many years. The region has been a worldwide producer of fertilizers, some of which are based on minerals extracted from the Dead Sea. The evaporating Dead Sea waters leave behind them a unique array of chloride salts magnesium, sodium, potassium, calcium and bromine etc. The other unique aspect in such an environment is that of Health Care and Body Products. As we have already discussed the Palestinians are totally deprived of their own resource and the commercialisation of its resources are stolen by Israeli companies.

Maybe you do not believe me – well folks just visit any Zionist run major shopping centre around the world – they are called “Westfield” – we have many here in Australia (the home base of the company) – this empire  is run by Frank Lowy, AC – an Australian — Israeli  businessman.

The Westfield Group has interests in and operates one of the world’s largest shopping centre portfolios. The global portfolio has 105 high quality regional shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil valued in excess of $62.9 billion, with approximately 22,964 retailers in 9.6 million square metres of retail space.

Soap & Co UK

Take a stroll around any Westfield Shopping Centre and look out for a small store selling soap and other skin products…..in the UK one such store/kiosk is called Soap & Co and always employs young Zionist staff all of whom intercept its potential clients as they walk past in a very insistent way…….in the UK I have studied such stores and many times observed the staff talking to many Islamic women, holding their hands and charming them with their hand creams or face creams etc……….if only these women knew!!!……..around Christmas time many other small kiosks suddenly emerge which are all staffed by young  Zionist……..I can clearly remember one Palestinian male challenging the staff that these products belong to Palestinians……one of the Soap & Co staff really lost his mind and starting yelling at the Palestinian as hating his homeland and existence and denying the holocaust etc…..as you would expect the holocaust always manages to become the main theme in their defence and yet no ones says anything about the genocide that Israel itself has carried out via its secret service Mossad (9/11) and the use of depleted uranium weapons in both Lebanon and Gaza which has also nuked the citizens of its own country – Israel!!!

Dead Sea Salts

This brief below was recovered from an activist webpage and clearly explains what they feel about Westfield’s and these cosmetic company that are in all of their centres……especially in Australia and New Zealand:

If you visit a shopping centre, chances are that you’ll eventually come across a kiosk selling Dead Sea beauty products. These kiosks have attracted a lot of attention, not just for the origin of their natural resources, but also for their shady practices and coercive sales techniques that would make a snake oil salesman blush.  

Stop for just a few seconds to check the label and you’ll be approached by a young Israeli of the opposite sex, dressed in black and pawing at your hands to entice you to purchase an overpriced container of lotion. If you think they’re just being friendly, think again. Most of them work from scripts like this:

NAIL KIT SALE SPEECH
SPEECH
STEP
Excuse me mam, may I ask you a question?
Show me your hands please.
I want to show you something amazing.
Come with me.
APPROACHING
Mam, You see those lines on your nails – those lines called ridges, and it’s the main reason why nails splits and breaks.
Now, I’m going to show you a natural way to prevent it.
Challenge me with you worst nail.
This is the professional buffer. It has three sides. I will start with the black side to remove all your ridges – no ridges – no breaks, o.k?
You will use it once a month for only ten seconds.
Now, check your nail – you can feel its much smoother, right?
Now, I’m going to use the green side – it’s the most important side. It’s made out of cotton.
What I’m doing right now is stimulates your blood circulation. That streams oxygen into your nail, which make your nail stronger and healthier. Can you feel it getting warm?
Great that means you are still alive.
Now, the last side is the white side, made of pure silk.
When the silk touches your nail, there is an immediate reaction.
The nail releasing oil into the upper surface of your nail, and you are going to be amazed now. Mam, are you promise to behave yourself?
Now, this shine will make your nails stronger, healthier and more beautiful, it will never break and split, and do you know how long it will shine? for two weeks, even if you make the dishes, housework, gardening – this is guaranteed.
BUFFER
DEMO
SPEECH
STEP
Now, your nail is beautiful, but we have one problem left – your cuticles. Most people push them back, cut them, or chewing them – don’t do that, it’s just makes them grow faster. If you want to get rid of them, just put one drop of our cuticle oil around your nail, leave it for a few seconds, and wipe it of. It will nourish the area, and make your cuticles disappear, you see? No more cuticles, and the nail looks like a mirror.
CUTICLE
DEMO
Now, to complete the treatment, I’m going to take this lotion
Which is a very light one – based on minerals from the dead sea.
You will not feel it greasy or sticky, like other lotions, that based on water or oil, and it’s much healthier for your skin.
Now, I would like you to touch your hands, can you feel it?
HAND LOTION
It’s all come together in this beautiful set. You get inside the buffer, the cuticle
oil, hand and body lotion, nail file and instructions. It costs 29.99 and it going to last you for two years – it’s a full manicure and pedicure kit, and today we have a special offer – only 25 pounds.
ABOUT THE KIT
Now, choose your favorite smell
We have the vanilla, the ocean, the almond, and the passion fruit. What would you like the most?
Great choice, this is my favorite too.
THE SMELL
Mam, come into my office please.
Do you use cash or credit?
CLOSING
Thank you very much, mam. Don’t forget to save the receipt, it will give you 10 percent discount for all our products, and it’s a guarantee certificate for the buffer for one year. Mam, have a great day, and come back to visit us with shiny nails.
UP SALE

Or alternatively this:

Salt scrub and Body Butter sale speech
Stage
Description
Stopping
Excuse me mam/sir, may I ask you a question?
Show me your hands please.
(Gently put your hand under the costumer’s hand – don’t hold or pull)
I want to show you something amazing,
Come with me.
(At this point – turn and walk to the Island/Cart)
Creating first impression
(This stage begins when you arrived the Island/Cart)
Mam/sir, what do you use for your skin?
The presentation of the salt
(put a little amount of salt into the costumer’s hand)
This is the pure salt from the dead sea
Now I want you to scrub your hand (you may have to tell the costumer to scrub the back of the hand and in between the fingers)
This is working like an exfoliate. It removes all dry and dead skin, opens the pores and allows the dirt and toxic to come out. At the same time it is also enriching you skin with
the 27 unique minerals you can find in the dead sea.
(at this point you wash the costumers hand)
You have to do this only once a week from the neck down, you should give extra time for the elbows, knees and heels.
(give the costumer a paper towel to wipe the hands)
This is a very good treatment for a lot of skin problems such as exsema, psoriasis, acne, fungus, stretch marks (for the ladies) and also dry skin from bad weather.
How does it feel?
The presentation of the body butter
Now to close the pores you can use any lotion toy have in the house but I recommend this body butter.
It is very rich and thick but because it is based on the same 27 minerals you have in the salt and not based on water and oil, it will not feel sticky and greasy like other body butters. It will absorbed very quickly into the skin and make it soft and smooth. (Like the babies bum…)
Now when the last time was your hand were so soft? Imagine that all over your body…
Presenting the product
( at this point you take the costumer away from the sink and present the product)
The salt comes in two sizes.
The big one is 500 ml and will last you for 1 year treatment, the smaller one is 350 ml and will last you for six months (point at each product when you say the price) the
small one is 29.99 and the big one is 39.99
(take the body butter, open it and turn it up side down)
The body butter will last you for a long time because it is so thick and rich, you only need to use a small portion at a time. It is 29.99 but if you take it with the salt (any size) I will give you 10 £ discount and it will be only 19.99
We have 3 different smells you can choose from (like the kits lotion)
Closure
(After the costumer chose her favorite flavor, we take the relevant salt and body butter off the Shelf, and tell the costumer)
Mam, come into my office please.
(While saying that line, you go toward the cashier, assuming the costumer wants to buy. After you arrived to the cashier, you tell the costumer)
How do you want to pay? Cash or Credit?
UPSALE and stabilization of the purchase
(After the credit card or the cash are in your hand, you can UPSALE. You will learn to UPSALE separately after few days of work)
(After the costumer paid and received the product, we tell her)
Thank you very much, mam. Don’t forget to save the receipt; it will give you 10 percent discount for all our products the next time you come. Have a nice day.

Kiosks stocking Dead Sea beauty products can be found in many malls run by Israeli companies who employ almost exclusively Israelis.

These kiosks are legitimate targets, as every sale supports companies who in turn support the apparatus of oppression in the racist apartheid state. Dead Sea Premier kiosks were targeted in April and July 2011 at malls in Auckland, New Zealand and in June and November, Seacrest kiosks in Brisbane and Perth Australia were also targeted.

So there you have it folks and when one looks at the tourism potential available to the Palestinians we can see that if the international community stood firm and insisted that West Bank be returned to the people of Palestine we could well see a dramatic change in the prosperity of West Bank and Gaza. Only when each and every Israeli has left the region will stability return.

As I have said so many times before if the people of Gaza and West Bank were allowed to recover their own natural resources Palestine could become the Dubai of the Eastern Mediterranean within a very short period of time – with one exception – they have been nuked by the Israeli’s who have now basically killed the genetic code of all Palestinians by attacking their DNA with depleted uranium weapons and other illegal  WMD’s and “Dirty Bombs”.

The progressive mass genocide of the Palestinians using depleted uranium weapons on a daily basis

How the US, UK, France, Germany, Israel , NATO and the United Nations are secretly carrying out mass depopulation (of not only many Islamic Nations) but also the world in general via its Agenda 21 policy and its mass vacination programmes……….now that is what I call a real holocaust!!!

Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 22/11/2012

 


 

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Israel’s rape of Gaza’s Natural Resources – The truth behind the conflicts

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Israel’s rape of Gaza’s Natural Resources 

 What the conflict is really about

 Israel is openly taking Palestinian gas from the Gaza offshore marine area

 Back in 2000 Gas was discovered close to shore off Gaza. The vast majority of this vital resource lies within the Gaza Marine Area. Israel from the onset decided it wanted the entire field for its own purposes having decided to changeover to Natural Gas as the main fuel for its power stations and industry. Two plans were originally drawn up.

 

  • Take the gas by sub-sea pipeline to El Arish (Egypt) and then by sub-sea pipeline to Ashkelon (making it look like Egyptian Gas)

 

  • Take the Gas directly to Ashekelon.

 

In December 2007, BG Group withdrew from negotiations with the Government of Israel for the sale of gas from the Gaza Marine field to Israel. In January 2008, BG Group closed its office in Israel and continued to evaluate options for commercialising the gas. In my own opinion I found the share ratio between all parties very unbalanced with Palestine only retaining 10%.

By mid 2008 BG had signed up with Egypt to pipe the entire supply to Egypt and then convert it to LNG for onward shipment to the US or EU. This was a potential disaster for Israel as they needed the gas desperately to fulfil their supply requirements having decided to convert to natural gas.

The other problem was that the Gaza Strip had, during these discussions, come under the control of Hamas and added even more complications to a possible deal. By June 2008 Israel was now on a war footing with Gaza with a clear intention of removing Hamas from the strip in order to try and get something salvaged from the failed deal.  It was during this time that the ex British Minister, Tony Blair became involved and tried to get BG and Israel to come back to the table and open up negotiations. BG responded and again returned to Israel for urgent talks and scrapped the deal with Egypt.

The Israeli Government then decided that the attack of Gaza would now have to be put back on hold as any activity could jeopardise talks between BG, Israel and the PA. Unfortunately yet again the talks failed and BG continued looking into other possibilities. By the end of the year Israel had made up its mind to go into Gaza and remove Hamas and in doing so would be in a good position to get their hands on these vast offshore reserves. 

 

The Ex IDF Chief stated “We have to remove Hamas in order to drill for oil and gas”

Now that’s what I call  true Israeli style democracy!!!

The attempted take over of the Gaza Strip failed as a direct result of the fortitude and spirit of Hamas and worldwide condemnation. We now have a situation whereby the people of Gaza/Palestine have this incredible offshore wealth but are unable to bring it ashore.

We read about all the financial aid that was promised by so many governments but where is this aid and do they really need it? The answer is simply no as they have all the wealth in the world in their offshore natural gas reserves.

Gaza does need urgent short term help in medical supplies and basic infrastructure support to get it up and running again. It needs significant help with its health infrastructure to cope with the ongoing sickness as a direct result of the Israelis bombardment and their use of weapons containing uranium components. There will now be a progressive rise in cancers, diabetes and birth complications which will put great pressure on their health system. Gaza also needs good quality water and basic food supplies and most of all it needs assistance to update and maintain its sewerage system which has totally collapsed.

Doesn’t it appear strange that raw sewerage now has to be dumped into the sea as a direct result of Israelis blockade? Would anyone in Israel imagine that to swim off their beautiful beaches is now a severe health risk? Can they even imagine the volume of sewerage from 1.5 million people…I think last year alone it somewhere in the region of 16 billion litres. This year the system is in total collapse and therefore the sea is the only answer. The tidal currents will take all the pollution North along Israel’s beautiful coastline. As they say what goes around comes around!

Now that we all fully understand what lies behind the Israeli – Gaza conflict we should be asking the question where are the United Nations and what are they doing about this? They were very quick to respond to Israel’s disproportionate attack on Gaza. They were very quick to place a war crimes team into Gaza but what about the long running issue of the exploitation of Gaza/Palestine natural resources and these so called disputed borders that they have known about for many years? Let’s just refresh their memories!

The EU and the UN Security Council have a prominent role to play in law enforcement and regulation in the region. Israel should be condemned internationally for its grave violations of international law regarding the exploitation of the Occupied Territory’s natural resources. The country’s       blatant disregard for the pronounced international regulations has done       nothing but increase Palestine’s dependency on Israeli oil supplies. Israel is also in violation of the Oslo Accord which it manipulated to its own advantage.

Resolution 1803 (XVII) 18 December 1962 declares the right of peoples/nations to permanent sovereignty over their natural wealth/resources,

UN resolution 3005 (XXVII) 15 December 1972 affirmed the principle of sovereignty of the population of occupied territories over their natural wealth and resources and called upon all States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize or co-operate with, or assist in any manner in, any measures undertaken by the occupying Power to exploit the resources of the occupied territories or to effect any changes in the demographic composition or geographic character or institutional structure of those territories

Affirms the right of the Arab States and peoples whose territories are under foreign occupation to permanent sovereignty over all their natural resources,

Reaffirms that all measures undertaken by Israel to exploit the human and natural resources of the occupied Arab territories are illegal and calls upon Israel to halt such measures forthwith;

Affirms the right of the Arab States and peoples whose territories are under Israeli occupation to the restitution of and full compensation for the exploitation and looting of, and damages to, the natural resources

Resolution No. 3175 (XXVIII) 17 December 1973

Affirming the Right of the Arabs to Permanent Sovereignty over National Resources in the Occupied Arab Territories

 

The above map shows UN International Maritime Borders but doesn’t give any reference to Gaza/Palestinian Waters

 

 It is ironic however that the UN does acknowledge that a disputed international border exists (as the map below shows) so why doesn’t the UN do something about all the above violations or address this so called disputed international border?

 

The UN forms part of the New World Order so what chance do Palestinians have in the recovery of their own natural resources and for their future prosperity? Decades of false promises has left this enclave with no future!!

It is obvious that despite the UN condemnation of such issues it has no real strength in its ability to perform its duty. One would hope that the UN does not follow in the footsteps of its predecessor The League of Nations which failed dismally.

In the map below several natural gas fields sit within or stagger the Gaza/Israel disputed border which I have redrawn in white which is the 12 + 12 limits (that should apply to Gaza) and the extended red area which would be their EEZ. The area is prolific in Gas and I also believe that crude oil lies deeper under these fields. The map is not to scale but gives some idea of the proximity of the resources. As you can see considerably more offshore territory is available if it could rightfully claim its own EEZ (which is applicable to any other country).

 

My map showing not only the legal limits (White)  but also the extended legal EEZ (Red)

The areas in yellow are the current vast gas fields which Israel is taking under the watchful eye of the UN!! 

Now you can see what all the fuss is about. How can we, as an international community or how can the UN just sit on our hands and allow Israel to rape the natural resources of Gaza/Palestine. It is obvious that one of the above fields is Gazan owned and sits totally in the middle of their zone (Gaza Marine 1 & 2). The one to the North (staggering the border) is jointly owned even though Israel claim it as their own (Noa & Noa South) and then we have the production platform called Mari B that may also be jointly owned sitting right on the border. We will discuss these fields in more detail in Part 2 of this series.

It is obvious that if Gaza/Palestine were allowed to claim what is rightfully theirs and if the United Nations stood firm in supporting them we would see a transformation in Gaza and West Bank that is beyond imagination.

Why does this simple problem become a major headache for them all to resolve? Why cant the UN Peacekeepers move into Gaza and take over the border control and once in place lift the entire blockade of Palestine by land, sea and air?

I think I already know the answer which caused the same problem in the Balkans and in Lebanon. All locations had been bombarded with new tech weapons which contained components of depleted or enriched uranium. All locations were used as a test bed for US manufactured weapons. What peacekeeper, in their right mind, would subject themselves to such contamination?

As we have already know the UN peacekeepers in the Balkans fell victim to DU contamination and many of those have since died. In Lebanon we saw a similar situation but this time the IDF did not reveal it had used such weapons even though samples recovered since the 2006 attack have tested positive to DU/EU weapons usage. The Lebanese and the UN suppressed this information in order to put in place the peacekeeping forces. It is obvious that had such troops found out the truth no troops would have gone into such a contaminated environment.

The writing is on the wall that we are unlikely to see UN Peacekeepers in Gaza or West Bank. To add insult to injury the UN through its agencies the UNEP and the UNDP have now commenced the clearing of all bombed structures and will over the next year remove and crush the rubble. This highly toxic residue will then be spread around the Gaza Strip for new roads.

As I have previously pointed out this is against the normal policy of the UNEP and UNDP in dealing with potentially contaminated sites so why has this been allowed to happen. Why are both these authorities allowed to create a vast secondary contamination of aerosols to drift over the entire strip once again and also spread into adjacent countries such as Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon etc?  It is extremely hard to ascertain what the final death toll will be from the initial action by Israel (Cast Lead) and how this secondary contamination (by the UNEP/UNDP) will affect the entire region and beyond.   

Gaza/Palestine does not need any handouts or run of the mill aid when it has such vast reserves. It can have whatever it wants if it were given the same chance like any other country to reap in its own resources….rather than let Israel rape it of its future. When we look at all the aid that is sent by boat or by convoy it’s easy to understand that in most cases it doesn’t get through….why? Because Israel doesn’t allow it to get through? They control all borders (even the so called Egyptian controlled border) and have been handed control of the offshore waters by President Abbas.

WE should stop wasting these vast sums of money in aid, which incidentally frequently gets dumped in vast stockpiles out in the desert, because it has either expired or that the authorities don’t allow it to be kept in good storage and it perishes. Is this the right way to treat compassionate donations from around the world?

So what is the simple solution….”Allow Gaza/Palestine to bring their own natural gas onshore to the Gaza Strip. Allow the wealth of these resources to fund major projects such as a large Domestic Gas Plant, a large Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant, build new Industrial Gas Turbine power stations (that run on natural gas), promote new Joint Venture industrial entities that run on natural gas and then create a public transport system that also runs on gas.

As you can see Gaza/Palestine could have a very prosperous future but will we, the world, allow this to happen and what price will the people of Palestine have to pay? One thing for sure the United Nations must accept that it failed Palestine miserably. As for the Oslo accord we can also look at this extremely flawed agreement in the next part and show how Israeli manipulated this agreement and then totally disregarded it.

 

IDF for the second time on standby around the border with Gaza

Depleted Uranium Weapon exploding in Gaza in total violation of the Geneva Convention

In closing we now have a second conflict on the horizon with Israel on full alert for yet another genocidal attack on the Gaza strip and as you may have guessed using the same illegal weapons of mass destruction against these innocent people.

What the people of Israel do not know is that their government and the IDF are “Nuking” their own country as a result of using depleted uranium in all of their weaponry…………millions upon millions of radioactive nano particles are now drifting over the border into Israel from this ongoing conflict causing a major hike in many forms of cancer and infertility within their own country!!

 

Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 17/11/2012

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The UN was guilty in allowing the establishment of the Oslo Accord

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The UN was guilty in allowing the establishment of the Oslo Accord

The collapse of the Gaza fishing industry

 

In 2007 the UNHCR reported on the decline of Gaza’s Fishing Industry and stressed the importance of allowing the fisherman to go about their daily lives in this vital industry. Fishing historically has been the only lifeline for the people of Gaza. It has been very much part of their daily life and nutritional intake. The UN has allowed the establishment of the deeply flawed Oslo Accord to decimate it.

The outcome from this arrangement was that the fishermen of Gaza would be given a 20 nautical mile fishing zone which under the terms of the UNCLOS international maritime rulings is totally illegal.

Generally speaking each coastal state is allowed its own EEZ which allows it access and control of all the natural resources that exist within it 200 nautical mile extremity. In the case of Gaza it is not possible to gain such an extended marine zone as the borders between Israel and Egypt, when extended,  converge into a sort of extended triangle shape.

However having said that the amount of extended sea space that could be applied to the Gaza EEZ would be around 60 nautical miles. This fact is actually know to the UN and diplomatically comes under the classification of a Disputed Zone.

The other illegal aspect of this accord is that it was totally manipulated by the Israeli Government to their own advantage. In addition to this dramatic reduction in offshore waters they also imposed a North and South “No Fishing Area” (a sort of buffer zone) further reducing the area available.

The Israeli IDF have totally violated the Oslo Accord by further restricting the fishermen of Gaza to go just a few nautical miles. This can change on a day to day basis and sometimes involves severe intimidation by the Israeli Navy in firing live rounds or water cannons at the respective crews. This has in the past led to death and injury in total violation of international maritime law.

 

A typical catch that brings little money

         What they could possibly catch

Because of the Israeli restrictions the waters close to shore have now been depleted of fishing stock putting the entire Gaza Fishing Industry into a state of collapse. This evil act contributes to the poor health of the people of Gaza

When one adds that the security of the offshore waters was handed over to the Israeli Government under the terms of the Oslo Accord and that this was later renegotiated by Mr Abbas as part of the offshore Natural Gas deal one can see that Gaza was well and truly short changed.

Whilst in Cyprus (during my attempt to sail to Gaza) I had the opportunity to investigate the fishing industry in Larnaca and observed many trawlers returning time and time again with the smaller species of Tuna caught by long line technique. Their catches would weight in around 1,500 kg per trawler which one can clearly see is a fairly lucrative business. On speaking to the skipper they told me the days when they used to go down to offshore Gaza and fish. They also told me that the Gaza coastline was good for prawns.

One can clearly see that these severe illegal restrictions is keeping the people of Gaza in a severe state of poverty that in itself must be classified as an act against mankind and the UN just keeps watching and doing nothing. I would also ask the question who is fishing in the deeper water off Gaza? Could it be the fishermen of Israel?

The hidden agenda of course is that of the other rich resources that belongs to Gaza, namely Natural Gas. This extremely prolific resource is being totally controlled by the Israeli IDF. In actual fact under the terms of the MOU signed between Livni and Rice (during her last day in office) this MOU offers not only US support for coastal security but also NATO naval forces. When you link this with the fact that Israel is seeking to become a full NATO member you can see the main reason behind this conflict.

 Because of the extremely lucrative natural gas fields (and possible oil) the coast is obviously going to be militarized to restrict, control and secure these vital resources. It is also ironic that British Gas has for some time become a pawn under the control of the US, UK, Israel and Egyptian Governments with no current possibility of bringing these fields into commercial production.

It is my firm believe that Israel is currently or about to exploit Gaza’s natural gas especially those gas fields that by my own calculations are jointly own i.e. the gas field extends over both borders. Again we see the UN sitting on its hands watching this happen.

On must fully understand that apart from the fields that were controlled by British Gas, namely Marine 1 and 2 the other fields are US/Israel Joint Ventures hence the total manipulation by those involved.

I will cover this potential maritime theft in another article.

 

Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 13/11/2012

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US gift to Palestine

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US gift to Palestine

Some time ago the US gave $200 million to the struggling Palestinian Authority

Downtown West Bank Style

Downtown Gaza Style – Don’t forget to wipe your feet when you enter my house !!

They say a gift comes from the heart but one can clearly see from Gaza’s perspective this meager gift is rather heartless. The donation is only a fraction of the $1.5 billion in donor assistance that was promised but in the case of Gaza I guess it doesn’t mean anything anyway.

Try walking the street of Ramallah and you will see that although West Bank is totally occupied like Gaza there is absolutely no comparison between the two.

Gaza resembles a moonscape in places totally barren of normal development as the pictures above portrays. Its people live in the world’s largest open air prison in the most terrible of conditions. Despite their inability to gain access to the basics of life, such as fresh food, air and water they remain strong and spiritually bonded. I guess one of Ghandi’s quotations would be relevant at this stage when he said “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind”.

They say that when money is injected into the economy the country will grow and its benefits will trickle down to everyone. In the case of Gaza this trickle-down economics becomes watered down economics whereby those that have stand on the shoulders of those that don’t have and urinate down on them thinking that this is perhaps a life-sustaining liquid.

 

The reality of poverty (Dixon 1999),

Gaza has been dealt a bitter blow in much the same way as Lebanon when the Israeli forces used disproportionate fire power and weapons in total violation of the Geneva Convention. The IDF was also in total violation (in every aspect) of its own Code of Conduct.

Like Lebanon, Gaza became the testing ground for new US and Israeli technological weapons. Almost every weapon violates each and every Geneva Conventions when used on a city so densely populated. To this day the military forces of the US, UK, NATO and Israel continue to use these weapons that contain uranium as either a penetrator, shaped cone liner or as a counterbalance with devastating consequences. We have seen medical evidence in the returning servicemen, that in the US alone probably now amounts to around one million.

We also see the terrible suffering in the civilian populations of the Balkans, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza, North Pakistan and soon possibly Libya where these weapons were used excessively (including tactical Nuclear Weapons). If one could compare the amount of troops in relation to the amount of civilians in all theatres of war we are talking about millions of innocent people.

 

Gaza under attack from Depleted Uranium Weapons (2008/9)

Lets just take a closer look at this meagre sum of $200 million and what it could do for the people of Gaza, if they were the recipients’ ….”Absolutely nothing”…

Gaza has now been severely contaminated by the use of the weapons as described above. As we have learnt previously, Israel used weapons containing uranium, both depleted and enriched, which some refer to as “Dirty Weapons” and in doing so have left a legacy of terrible contamination.

 As an example it would be advisable to carry out a urine sample on each and every resident of Gaza, which generally costs around $1,000. One can see that such a gift becomes insignificant. How are the citizens of Gaza ever going to find out with any certainty if they have been exposed or not. There is also the possibility that hair samples may also have to be taken for similar tests and who will pay for those that fall victim to the many diseases from such weapons.

When we look at a population of 1.5 million people the truth suddenly sinks in.

One very important aspect not yet covered is who will pay for the clean-up of contaminated areas? Can such contamination ever be cleaned up? Can we possibly even imagine the huge costs associated with such a major task?

Normally in any other country the polluter pays! So who do you blame for the catastrophe that befell Lebanon and Gaza? It is obvious that the instigators were Israel but having said that one must also point a finger at the United States who manufactured and supplied most of these weapons. If it were possible to clean up uranium contamination we are looking at huge amounts of money. With Depleted Uranium alone you are looking at a half life of 4.5 billion years.

How will the international community deal with this issue? Is the answer to encapsulate the entire city under a very thick layer of concrete!

Finally let’s look at the cross border contamination when Israel blasted Southern Lebanon. For instance, in the area around Khiam, some 95 Artillery Shells and 91 Bombs were used; not only wiping out and killing some staff at the UN observation post but also within minutes the contamination was crossing the border into Israel. Within one hour it had covered most of Northern Israel and commenced its deadly task of contaminating its own people, ground, crops and water. This was later to prove significant in that areas health statistics as a result of the annual change in weather patterns when rains returned to the region.

If one compares the similarity of the attack on Gaza and the probability that other types of new weapons could have been used, we are looking at a true catastrophe beyond imagination. We must remember that the contamination did not just remain as a Lebanon or Gaza issue. The radioactive aerosol from these weapons crossed immediately in central and southern Israel, adjacent international border in the region and then continued its journey around the globe at the mercy of the prevailing weather

It is ironic that Israel nuked its own population during the attacks on Lebanon and Gaza which now clearly reflects in the hike in cancer related illnesses and the massive rise in infertility throughout Israel.

One must therefore remember the pain and suffering of these innocent Israeli citizens who fell victim to their own government’s action in Lebanon and Gaza ……….as they say what goes around comes around!!

The international community must insist that all uranium based weapons are totally prohibited forever.

 

Peter Eyre –  Middle East Consultant –  10/11/2012

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What future lies ahead for the victims of NATO and IDF?

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What future lies ahead for the victims of NATO and IDF?

Somalia-Balkans-Kuwait–Iraq–Afghanistan–North Pakistan-Yemen-Lebanon-Gaza-Libya

NATO and its Con Man – Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

The Israeli Defense Force

Both are the military arm of the New World Order

What I found remarkable is that this axis of evil has even more wars in their gun sights with Syria-Iran-Yemen-Sudan still on the cards………All of which was planned in America over 20 years ago by Paul Wolfowitz and his cabal at the Project for the New America Century.

The Project for the New American Century plays a major part in the foreign policy of the US all of whom (via the New World Order) control the United Nations and all of its outlets such as the WHO, UNICEF, UNDP etc.

You should take time out to read its intro and what it hopes to achieve on the following link:    http://www.newamericancentury.org/

The Project for the New American Century is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; and that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle.

The Project for the New American Century intends, through issue briefs, research papers, advocacy journalism, conferences, and seminars, to explain what American world leadership entails. It will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement and to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy and America’s role in the world.

Add all of the above to the other Zionist controlled outlets such as the CFR, AIPAC etc and one can clearly see who controls the entire US political scene with most of congress being their puppets!!!!……….both US Presidential candidates were both painted with the same Zionist brush……….nice to have such choice hey?

Despite NATO and IDF forces telling us Depleted Uranium (DU) has not been used we keep finding evidence in all theaters of war to prove otherwise. The Balkans was an excellent example as to how NATO deceived the world in denying it usage. Evidence was eventually produced and they were then forced to admit to its extensive usage. The UNEP were called in twice to evaluate the locations and levels of contamination. Their first report revealed gross neglect in not testing known DU contaminated military vehicles and also the fact that they only carried out selective sampling at respective roadside locations. The UNEP’s second visit was much more in depth but its final report concluded that Low Level Radiation (such as DU) did not present itself as a health hazard to humans. This early assessment would not only prove incorrect but would also reveal that the methods used were totally outdated.

To give some comparison as to how harmful DU can be, we can revisit the report that was published late last year as per below. Reader will clearly see the medical status pre Balkans War and the post evidence. This comparison has been repeated in so many areas of conflict with the best example being the pre and post medical reports from Southern Iraq centred on the Basra area. We see time and time again the UN fail in its ability to represent its members and their respective populations. Simple logic has now revealed that Low Level Radiation (LLR) such as DU is certainly a major health hazard and that an independent enquiry is urgently required. It must be carried out without any involvement by the respective governments, Departments of Defence, military or representatives from the nuclear industry. It should be monitored under the watchful eye of a select committee with total media transparency.

 

The article was published in Croatian “Javno” 2008

NATO – Still killing People in Kosovo

Back in 1999 NATO carried out a 78-day shelling of Serbia and Kosovo. They allegedly used depleted uranium which continues to kill people.

Nine years after NATO’s bombing of Serbia, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is still taking lives in Kosovo, Serbia’s Press online reported. The NATO allegedly used shells with depleted uranium which are still today causing an increase in the number of cancer patients. Prior to 1999, the number of Serbs who suffered from malignant tumours was three times lesser, according to the statistics of Serb hospitals. In Kosovo’s Kosovska Mitrovica in 2005 there were 38 percent more cancer patients than in 2004.In those two years, a total of 3,500 cancer cases in Kosovo Albanians were diagnosed. Globally, six people out of a thousand suffer from malignant tumours on average. In the Kosovska Mitrovica hospital, there are 200 cancer patients to 1,000 people.

NATO used weapons banned by international conventions?

After 2000, groups of experts in atomic energy tested water, food, air, plants and animals to establish the damage caused by radiation from NATO shells. Beta and Gamma radiation was higher than the permissible level and radiation was discovered in the soil, water, plants and animals. After it gets into the soil, it takes some 250 years for depleted uranium to degrade.

The conclusions of the studies were that the environment on 100 locations in Kosovo was not safe for animals or people, but no bans or moving of the population was carried out.

European peace troops stationed in Kosovo knew there was great danger of radiation in these areas. Italian military experts concluded in 2005 that 34 soldiers had died from leukaemia and various malignant tumours. Since then 150 soldiers from Kosovo were sent home.

In mid-2000 NATO published a map with 112 marked locations that had been shelled with depleted uranium. Over the 78 days of NATO bombing, a total of 31,000 shells with depleted uranium, weapons banned by international treaties, were dropped in Kosovo.  (Objavljeno: 17.11.2008. u 12:04h).

NATO – The Axis of Evil

It is interesting to note that only one country so far as attempted to address this major world DU contamination problem. Belgium voted unanimously on the 22nd of March 2007 to ban DU ammunition from the 20th of June 2009. It was stated that the Belgium Ministry of Defence had said that they haven’t bought any and won’t buy them in the future. The Foreign Minister was asked whether a ban would be possible, he replied “We can’t do it, because NATO and the UN aren’t encouraging it. So long as there is no international ban, it isn’t possible for a small country like ours to ban them”.

The fact that Belgium has embarked on this path is truly a remarkable achievement. The Port of Antwerp has in the past played a major role in both receiving and despatching weaponry. It is even more remarkable that this small country houses the NATO Headquarters, in Brussels and is the political headquarters of the Alliance and the permanent home of the North Atlantic Council NATO’ as well as  US Nuclear Weapons. Belgium has managed to reach this wonderful decision despite the Belgium Prime Minister receiving a call from the US Government asking him not to let the ban go through. 

As a footnote to the above, the term ban should be replaced by the term prohibit and in doing so would eliminate depleted uranium from military stockpiles

A lot of money has been spent on poor quality research and the propaganda machine to reassure the public that Low Level Radiation (LLR) is no threat to health despite the fact that other independent experts have said the opposite.

The following is an extract from http://www.counterpunch.org/du.html dated 5h February 2001: Months of bombing of Iraq by US and British planes and cruise missiles has left behind an even more deadly and insidious legacy: tons of shell casings, bullets and bomb fragments laced with depleted uranium. In all, the US hit Iraqi targets with more than 970 radioactive bombs and missiles.

More than 10 years later, the health consequences from this radioactive bombing campaign are beginning to come into focus. And they are dire, indeed. Iraqi physicians call it “the white death”-leukaemia. Since 1990, the incident rate of leukaemia in Iraq has grown by more than 600 percent.

 “The desert dust carries death,” said Dr. Jawad Al-Ali, an oncologist and member England’s Royal Society of Physicians. “Our studies indicate that more than forty percent of the population around Basra will get cancer. We are living through another Hiroshima.”

This is part of a larger horror inflicted on Iraq that sees as many as 180 children dying every day, according to mortality figures compiled by UNICEF.

So what is the future for Gaza and all the people in the region? Only time will tell. The coming months and years will reveal the truth through medical statistics and by taking further samples from victims, bomb sites and fragments. Will the IDF be forced to admit it has used such weapons on both Lebanon and Gaza…….I don’t think so!!

Will NATO admit to using Weapons of Mass Destruction (including low yield nuclear weapons) in all areas of conflict, especially in Libya…….I don’t think so!!

In conclusion I would also like to remind you that the more recent Libyan conflict has left that country in the same state of health and one will soon see the outcome of NATO attacks on that country which  was apparently a humanitarian war………It should be noted that around 5,000 people died according to doctored reports by the rebel army and other false reports from international charities and yet after the war over 50,000 had died and the country was totally contaminated with both depleted uranium and other low yield nuclear weapons…………millions will now die a very painful death as a direct result of this radioactive contamination and many unborn babies and young children will succumb to this deadly trend.

I have the health statistics for Libya pre war and now it will be so simple to carry out an analysis in say one year’s time and see the dramatic rise in all forms of cancer and gross birth defects etc.

So much for the West’s humanitarian concerns!!!!

  

Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 7/11/2012

 

 

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