Note the July 26, 2014 date on the RT video below which clearly shows the horrific and clearly inhumane massive Israeli bombing of apartment blocks in Gaza. This was a major warcrime on the most massive scale when it took place and Israel has never owned up and accepted responsibility for this inhumane mass slaughter. Over 2,000 innocent people died during the July 2014 bombing of Gaza, yet the event received very little attention at the time due to the corrupt mainstream media establishment focusing the publics attention nearly entirely on the shootdown of MH-17 and the demonization of the Russian President Vladimir Putin at that time.
CNN eventually started covering the massive bombings only toward the very end of the month of July, but painted the Israel air force as conducting polite “knocks on the roof”…even after they bombed the U.N. children schools. They even go so far as to refer to the entire period prior to these ‘roof knocks’ as a time of a humanitarian truce, even though the RT video above clearly shows there was nothing humanitarian about anything Israel was doing to Gaza. Even if some militants from Gaza had fired rockets into the confiscated territory of Israel there is no way that these counter strikes were proportional in response to shoulder fired rockets. Israel was literally exterminating whole city blocks of people. The estimate minimum death toll was 2,000 civilians. The majority of the MSM was notably absent at this time. A current 2017 You Tube search shows very little MSM participation in reporting about what happened in Gaza in July 2014. Strangely enough, due to the fact they are often reporting fake news themselves, it was only CNN that provided video reports on the massive bombings of Gaza by the Israeli air force.
The Israeli Ambassador slammed CNN on air for reporting that Israel even went so far as to bomb the United Nations children schools in Gaza.
The following video covers the MH-17 psychological groundwork and compares it to what really took place on July 17, 2014.
Of course the real reason for the massive bombing of Gaza is hidden and revolves around Israeli Zionists true plans…..
The Zionists have made know, since that late 1800s, of their intent to drive out (ethnically cleanse) all the Palestinians.
Despite the steady arrival in Palestine of Jewish colonists after 1882, it is important to realize that not until the few weeks immediately preceding the establishment of Israel in the spring of 1948 was there ever anything other than a huge Arab majority. For example, the Jewish population in 1931 was 174,606 against a total of 1,033,314.” Edward Said, “The Question of Palestine.”
“The aim of the Fund was ‘to redeem the land of Palestine as the inalienable possession of the Jewish people.’…As early as 1891, Zionist leader Ahad Ha’am wrote that the Arabs “understood very well what we were doing and what we were aiming at’… ‘We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in transit countries, while denying it employment in our own country… Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly’…At various locations in northern Palestine Arab farmers refused to move from land the Fund purchased from absentee owners, and the Turkish authorities, at the Fund’s request, evicted them…
“Before the 20th century, most Jews in Palestine belonged to old Yishuv, or community, that had settled more for religious than for political reasons. There was little if any conflict between them and the Arab population. Tensions began after the first Zionist settlers arrived in the 1880’s…when purchased land from absentee Arab owners, leading to dispossession of the peasants who had cultivated it.” Don Peretz, “The Arab-Israeli Dispute.”
“Serfs they (the Jews) were in the lands of the Diaspora, and suddenly they find themselves in freedom ; and this change has awakened in them an inclination to despotism. They treat the Arabs with hostility and cruelty, deprive them of their rights, offend them without cause, and even boast of these deeds; and nobody among us opposes this despicable and dangerous inclination.” Zionist writer Ahad Ha’am, quoted in Sami Hadawi, “Bitter Harvest.”
Here’s more by the Independent UK on the massive damage done to Gaza……
Israel-Gaza conflict: 50-day war by numbers
The latest conflict has left more than 2,200 people dead, mostly civilians
As discussions for a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas continue in Cairo, Gaza is picking up the pieces of a 50-day war that left more than 2,200 people dead.
People are beginning to leave refugee camps and UN shelters amid hopes that a ceasefire declared yesterday will hold but many have no home to return to.
More than 20,000 homes are estimated to have been rendered uninhabitable by shelling and air strikes that the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) claimed targeted only “terrorist” sites used by Hamas for military purposes.
Just a day before the peace deal was struck, bombing toppled one of Gaza’s tallest buildings, the 15-storey Basha Tower full of apartments and offices, after days of strikes against shopping complexes and high rises.
The UN estimates that more than 20,000 homes have been reduced to rubble or rendered uninhabitable and workers are racing to avert humanitarian crisis by fixing damaged water mains and power lines.
More at link above…..
50 Days of Death & Destruction: Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”
PALESTINIANS KILLED & INJURED
According to the United Nations, between July 7 and August 26, at least 2131 Palestinians were killed in Gaza as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge.” According to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, a total of 2168 Palestinians were killed, while the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) put the total number of Palestinian fatalities at 2191. (NOTE: Updated February 2015 to reflect revised PCHR figures)
According to the UN, at least 1473 of the dead were civilians, including 501 children and 257 women, with another 379 individuals yet to be identified. According to PCHR, 1660 Palestinian civilians were killed, including 527 children and 299 women, while Al Mezan reported that 1666 of the dead were civilians, including 521 children and 297 women. For further reference, see “Notable Incidents of Civilian Casualties” section in fact sheet here. (NOTE: Updated February 2015 to reflect revised PCHR figures)
According to the UN, at least 142 Palestinian families lost three or more members killed in a single Israeli attack, for a total of 739 fatalities (see here for more), and up to 1500 children were orphaned.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 11,100 Palestinians were wounded, including 3374 children, 2088 women, and 410 elderly people. The UN estimates that 1000 of the injured children will suffer a lifelong disability.
The UN estimates that at least 373,000 children require direct and specialized psychosocial support (PSS), while every child in Gaza has been affected by the crisis and will need some level of psychosocial support. (For more on the toll inflicted on Gaza’s children, see our recently released fact sheet, The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege.)
During the same period, 71 Israelis were killed by Palestinians, including 66 soldiers and four civilians, as well as one foreign worker from Thailand.
HOMES DESTROYED & PALESTINIANS DISPLACED
According to the UN, 18,000 housing units were totally destroyed or severely damaged by Israeli attacks, leaving approximately 108,000 of Gaza’s 1.8 million Palestinians homeless. Prior to this latest assault, there were 12,000 Palestinians still displaced from Israel’s 2008-09 attack, “Operation Cast Lead,” and a shortage of 71,000 housing units, according to the UN. (See here for UN Gaza Crisis Atlas, showing satellite images and geographic distribution of attacks.)
According to the UN, at the peak of Israel’s assault, an estimated 485,000 people (approximately 28% of Gaza’s population) were displaced.
DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIAN INFRASTRUCTURE
Israeli attacks caused widespread damage to Gaza’s already frail and dilapidated electrical grid, run down and in disrepair after seven years of siege and blockade. Most notably, on July 29 Israel bombed Gaza’s only power plant, knocking it out of commission indefinitely, prompting Amnesty International to condemn the attack as an act of “collective punishment” against the entire population. (Israel previously bombed the plant during assaults in 2006 and 2008-09.) According to the UN, even following repairs to what remains of the electrical grid, most areas of Gaza continue to endure up to 18 hours of electrical outages a day.
Israel’s destruction of Gaza’s power plant caused the shutdown of water treatment plants, while Israeli tank fire put Gaza’s largest sewage treatment plant out of commission. Other Israeli attacks did extensive damage to Gaza’s water and sewage systems, also already in critical condition due to the siege and previous Israeli assaults, leading to the release of raw sewage into open pools, farmland, and the Mediterranean Sea, causing health concerns and affecting fishermen. On August 5, Oxfam warned that Israeli attacks damaging wells, pipelines, and reservoirs had caused the contamination of fresh water supplies, already heavily contaminated before the assault, and that 15,000 tons of solid waste had leaked into the streets of Gaza.
According to the September 4 UN Gaza crisis report:
450,000 people were unable to access municipal water systems due to infrastructure damage and/or low water pressure.
On average, 20% to 30% of Gaza’s water and wastewater systems remain significantly damaged.
According to the UN, 22 schools were destroyed and 118 damaged, and at least six teachers killed. As a result of the ongoing violence, schools being damaged and destroyed, and displaced people taking refuge in schools, nearly half a million children had the start of their school year delayed, from August 24 to September 14. As the UN noted in its September 4 Gaza crisis report.