13 thoughts on “Shurat HaDin Files ICC Claim: Hamas Responsible for IDF Murders in Gaza – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
Comments are published at the sole discretion of the owner.

  1. Hello.

    Richard says: “(t)he goal is to commemorate Land Day and the Nakba, bringing the world’s attention to Israel’s ongoing theft of Palestinian land and patrimony.”

    This may be the gist of what the grass roots organizers are saying, but the goals of Hamas differ.

    “The March of Return will continue,” Sinwar said. “It will not stop until we remove this transient border [between the Gaza Strip and Israel].”

    Sinwar the newly elected Prime Minister of Hamas, also said that the protests, “mark the beginning of a new phase in the Palestinian national struggle on the road to liberation and return [of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to their former homes inside Israel].”

    The “March of Return,” Sinwar added, “affirms that our people can’t give up one inch of the land of Palestine. The protests will continue until the Palestinians return to the lands they were expelled from 70 years ago.”

    Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh said from the protests that the demonstrations marked the beginning of the Palestinians’ return to “all of Palestine.”


    According to the leaders of Hamas, the goal of the March of Return is to invade, en masse, Israel’s sovereign territory.

    And BTW, I agree with you that some of Shurat’s lawsuits are frivolous and obnoxious.

    1. @ Frank: Again, Frank. Hamas does not control this March. Sinwar can say whatever he likes. He doesn’t control it. He doesn’t stop it. He doesn’t start it.

      Further, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Palestinians expelled illegally from Israel during Nakba returning to their homes in Israel; or to an equivalent option if they aren’t available.

      the goal of the March of Return is to invade, en masse, Israel’s sovereign territory.

      Returning to claim lands illegally taken from you is not an “invasion.” It’s a repatriation. You took from them what was theirs. You must return it or offer something equivalent which they are willing to accept.

  2. Hi Richard,

    “Hamas certainly does control Gaza and could, if it wished, stop the protest. But that is far different from organizing, funding, and directing it, which Hamas has not done.”

    I’m believe Hamas is strongly involved in, or has even hijacked, the Great Return March.

    ‘Hamas strong-arms Gaza bus companies to ferry demonstrators to the border fence.’

    Hamas needs the ‘Great Return March’ in order to distract the masses from it’s abject failures as governors of Gaza.https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/behind-bloody-gaza-clashes-economic-misery-and-piles-of-debt/2018/04/23/b4e6476c-3744-11e8-af3c-2123715f78df_story.html?utm_term=.75926a57d548

    1. @ Frank:

      I’m believe Hamas is strongly involved in, or has even hijacked, the Great Return March.

      Who cares what you believe??

      Your first source is Israeli and proves nothing. As for the second source, you paraphrased the article and twisted its meaning in doing so.

      As for abject failures as governors, I’d say your current Israeli government fits that bill precisely. And why don’t you stop worrying about how Palestinians are governing themselves and worry more about how badly Israel is governing itself. What you’re doing is zio-splaining and it’s offensive.

  3. The irony of the whole ‘human shields’ argument is that human shields could only be of conceivable use against an opponent who is reluctant to kill children. As everything about the IDF demonstrates — their statements, ‘one shot, two kills,’ their own actual use of Palestinian children as human shields, their cheerful murder of children in general — they aren’t reluctant to kill children at all.

    Of course the Palestinians don’t use ‘human shields.’ How could they? Maybe if they pushed Jewish children to ther front — that might work. But Palestinian children? I don’t think so. The IDF would have and in fact has no compunction about murdering them at all. In fact, see the recent video; they seem to enjoy it.

  4. Anyway, going by this week’s bag, it would appear to be medics and journalists that are the human shields.

    ‘Of the wounded, at least 115 of which by live Israeli fire, four were medical staff and six were journalists, reported the ministry. Two of the wounded are said to be in critical condition, five in very serious condition and 161 in moderate condition.’

    Or, it could be that the IDF is just targeting the medics. Those wascally wabbits…

  5. Meanwhile, the once-credible New York Times does what it can:

    ‘Gaza Protestors Charge Fence: 3 killed, 100s wounded

    Hundreds of Palestinian protestors attacked the fence between Gaza and Israel. Israeli troops opened fire.’

    Now, back in the day, I would have actually thought this might have some truth to it. It goes to show how far its support for Israel has degraded the credibility of the Times that I’m confident it’s at best a gross distortion.

    Yep. This would appear to be the factual basis for the NYT’s distortion.

    ‘East of Gaza City and the town of Jabaliya in northern Gaza, protesters reportedly removed sections of barbed wire put there by Israeli forces to prevent demonstrators from getting too close to the borderline with Israel.’

    It was a section of fence that Israel had (illegally) erected within Gaza.

    It’s really sad. Israel has managed to corrupt one of our finer institutions. The New York Times used to be a fine paper.

  6. The Great Return March is petering out, as Palestinians have come to realise that the cost of trying to infiltrate Israel is too high, and the value of the propaganda is too low.

    A infinitesimally small number of Palestinian Gazans don’t consider the risks, and today, these rioters broke away from the demonstration and breached the security fence. 3 were killed after breaching the border fence.


    1. @Frank:

      The Great Return March is petering out

      Your hasbara is so patently obvious you’re boring me. You are no analyst of Palestinian affairs and your opinion, as I wrote earlier, ain’t worth a bucket of warm piss.

      Stop telling us what’s happening in Gaza. You don’t know s*** about it.

    1. [comment deleted: read the comment rules. This is your 7th comment in the past 24 hours. This violates the 3-a-day rule for hasbarists like you. You’re already on warning, Frank. Do this again and you may be moderated.]

  7. Meantime, where the metal meets the meat, so to speak…

    This is how Israel’s criminality pays off.

    ‘RAMALLAH (WAFA) 19 Apr — A Ramallah hospital amputated, on Thursday, the left leg of Gaza child Abdul Rahman Noufal [or Abderahman Nofal], aged 13, from Nuseirat refugee camp, who was shot in the leg with an explosive bullet that ruptured his bones during protests at the Gaza border with Israel, according to family members…’

    Of course, there’s almost certainly no reason an unarmed thirteen year old who wasn’t even IN Israel should have been shot in the first place, but at least if Israel could have confined itself to using normal military issue as it shot the child, odds are he would have been left with a scar and perhaps a bit of a limp instead of being crippled for life.

    This is evil. We’re looking at it. This is what it looks like.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share via
Copy link