Israel In Gaza: Such Barbaric Acts I condemn Most

In Photography, World History on January 3, 2009 at 3:36 pm

This is absolutely a genocide

Smoke from three days of Israeli air strikes against Hamas militants blends with brewing storm clouds to create a dramatic sunset over the Palestinian territory on December 29, 2008 viewed from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

A New Year Postcard made by one of the Film Directors at the office to commemorate the New Year’s attack.

Is This The World We Created?

(May, Mercury)

Just look at all those hungry mouths we have to feed
Take a look at all the suffering we breed
So many lonely faces scattered all around
Searching for what they need

Is this the world we created?
what did we do it for?
Is this the world we invaded?
Against the law?
So it seems in the end
Is this what we’re all living for today?
The world that we created.

You know that every day a helpless child is born
Who needs some loving care inside a happy home
Somewhere a wealthy man is sitting on his throne
Waiting for life to go by.

Is this the world we created
we made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated
Right to the bone?

If there’s a God in the sky looking down
What can He think of what we’ve done
To the world that He created?

(lyrics By Queen)

Original clip, please click here, for montage, click here

How it all started

Back in June, 2008, Egypt helped broker a 6-month cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas, the ruling body in the Gaza Strip. Though the cease-fire was broken several times by both sides, it largely held. Toward the end of the cease-fire in December, Israel, while closing Gaza’s borders since November, indicated that it might extend the agreement, if Hamas ceased all Qassam rocket attacks. Qassam rockets are the crude but deadly homemade missiles often launched towards Israeli territory (over 3,000 times in 2008 alone). Hamas leaders, angered by the blockade and seemingly little political headway made over the past 6 months, recently stepped up rocket attacks on Israel once again. Israel has now responded with five days (so far) of air attacks and Naval bombardment on Gaza, resulting in over 350 dead, nearly 1,500 wounded and countless buildings and smugglers’ tunnnels destroyed. Hamas has threatened to increase the rocket attacks send suicide bombers into Israel in retaliation, and Israel is massing troops and tanks around Gaza for a possible ground assault.

Haven’t you seen enough killings?

An Israeli Apache helicopter launches a missile during an attack inside the northern Gaza Strip on December 29, 2008 as seen from the Israeli-Gaza border.

Masked Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad place homemade rockets before later firing them into Israel on the outskirts of Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008.

A trail of smoke is seen after the launch of a rocket from the northern Gaza Strip aimed towards Israel on December 27, 2008.

Smoke rises above Gaza after another Israeli air strike on a Hamas target, December 29, 2008 along Israel’s side of the Gaza border.

Smoke rises after an Israel air strike in Gaza Strip December 28, 2008. Israel launched air strikes on Gaza for a second successive day on Sunday, piling pressure on Hamas.

An Israeli F15 fighter flies over the northern Israeli-Gaza Strip border on December 28, 2008.

An Israeli tank drives near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008.

Scores of Israeli army tanks and armored personnel carriers are massed on December 29, 2008 near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli soldier wearing a prayer shawl prays near a tank as troops take position on the Israeli-Gaza Strip border on December 30, 2008.

Mangled cars lie buried under rubble at the site of the Hamas ministry buildings compound, which was destroyed during an Israeli airstrike on December 30, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian boy looks up from inside a damaged house after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008.

Israelis sit in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon December 31, 2008. Hamas rockets had hit the major Israeli city of Beersheba earlier, on Wednesday.

Israelis take cover during a rocket warning siren in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, Monday Dec. 29, 2008.

An Israeli police officer and reporters take cover during a rocket attack in the southern town of Sderot, Israel on December 30, 2008.

A Palestinian man inspects the damage where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants – intended for a target in Israel – accidentally hit a building in Gaza City, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008.

Samera Baalusha (34) (right) sits with her daughter Eman (15) and surviving son Mohamad (15 months) while waiting to see the body of her 4-year-old daughter Jawaher Baalusha during the funeral held for Jawher and her four other sisters who were all killed in an Israeli missile strike, on December 29, 2008 in the Jebaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip. Jawher Baalusha and her sisters were killed during an Israeli air raid while they were sleeping together in their bedroom. Medics stated that the raid had targeted a mosque near their home in Jabalia.

A wounded Palestinian girl is carried into the Al-Shifa hospital on December 28, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza.

The body of a Palestinian security force officer lays in the rubble after an Israeli missile strike on a building in Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.

Many bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008.

Palestinian rescue workers carry a wounded prisoner past a fire, as another lays under the rubble in the central security headquarters and prison, known as the Saraya, after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in in Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008.

Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish flames at a medical warehouse after an Israeli airstrike targeted at a fuel tank nearby in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding Hamas targets, smugglers’ tunnels and a central prison.

A wounded child awaits medical attention at the Shifa hospital on December 27, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza.

Mahmoud Tark, an nine-year-old injured Palestinian boy, is transported by Red Crescent officials on an ambulance at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to a hospital in Al-Arish December 30, 2008. Palestinians wounded in the Israeli attack on Gaza trickled into Egypt on Monday after a day and a half of confusion and disagreement between the Hamas and the Egyptian government.

Eli Azran father of Irit Shitrit (39), a mother of four, leans over her dead body as he mourns during her funeral on December 30, 2008 in Ashdod, Israel. Shitrit was killed yesterday by a Hamas rocket in Ashdod, Israel, after hearing a warning siren and taking shelter in a roadside bus stop.

Palestinian men bury the body of 4-year-old Lama Hamdan at Beit Hanoun cemetery in the northern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008. Lama and her sister were reportedly riding a donkey cart Tuesday near a rocket-launching site that was targeted by Israel.

The way I see it, it’s not about RIGHT or WRONG, neither WEAK nor STRONG, or even CAUSE and RESULT. This is purely HUMANITY becoming the victim of GREED. It is sad to see people taking political sides, as this is a human problem, this isn’t merely about Middle-East, Palestine, Israel, some kind of localized, religion oriented, or race dependent problem. This is a problem to solve all over the world. After seeing all of these, I can only bow myself in deep sadness for all the sufferings of the innocents as well as hatred from both sides.

It all started with anger and it all ended with killing at both ends…

Let us pray for the world peace….

Have a look at what’s happening during the attack..

(Images: Getty Images, Reuters,

  1. Hamas can’t have it both ways, starting a fight through rocket attacks and then pretending the response wasn’t inevitable. They can’t fight toe-to-toe with Israel and need to learn to get along with their stronger neighbor.

  2. Since the Arab nations are not united, please help because the people of Israel will continue to hurt Palestine. Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and others are only condemning Israel without giving any help to Palestine.

  3. Iya, terima kasih, udah tak post di facebook, ben pada liat.

  4. Enaknya ntuh negara diapain..??

  5. Pemimpinnya ditempelengin sampe kapok….

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