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The Senate overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure early Friday that could give $225 million in additional revenue to Israel for the country’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) received unanimous consent from his colleagues Friday morning when he asked them to consider approving the measure, The Hill reported. An attempt one day earlier by the Senate to approve funding for the system had failed.
Next, the House of Representatives will be tasked with weighing the request, which if passed will put nearly a quarter of a billion dollars towards Israel’s missile defense system as that country continues its campaign against Hamas in Gaza City.
“They’re running out of Iron Dome missiles to protect themselves,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) said at the hearing, according to The Hill. “We are with you. Here are the missiles.”
“We are with the Israelis, because if they don’t have the Iron Dome, they can’t defend themselves,” added Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona).
Earlier in the day, a previously agreed upon ceasefire agreement between the Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas fell apart barely two hours after it began. The IDF has been waging a campaign on Gaza for nearly one month now, and says the ongoing strikes are needed to retaliate against missiles being launched by Hamas into Israeli territory.
“Hamas violated the humanitarian ceasefire which began this morning by firing rockets at Israel from Gaza,”
the Jerusalem Post cited the Israeli Foreign Ministry as saying. The ceasefire was expected to last 72 hours.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, said: “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack, which led to the killing of two Israeli soldiers and the apparent abduction of another. It was an outrageous violation of the ceasefire negotiated over the past several days, and of the assurances given to the United States and the United Nations.” Kerry also said Hamas must “immediately and unconditionally” release the Israeli soldier in their custody.
According to Reuters, Kerry also reached out to officials in Turkey and Qatar on Friday in an effort to ease tensions in the Middle East.
“We have urged them, implored them to use their influence to do whatever they can to get that soldier returned,” a senior State Department official told reporters traveling with Kerry, Reuters reported. “Absent that, the risk of this continuing to escalate, leading to further loss of life is very high.”
Earlier this week, an IDF-attributed strike on Gaza resulted in the shelling of a United Nations-run school inside of a Palestinian refugee camp. The White House, UN and international community at large mostly condemned the attack, but that same day the Pentagon reportedly approved an Israeli-made request for additional rounds of ammunition from the US.
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show us the pope that you say you are
just words that you did not say when you visited our OCCUPIED LANDS
Pope Francis should cast out Netanyahu’s demons, Nicaragua president says
” “Why doesn’t anyone condemn or sanction the state of Israel?” wondered the president of Nicaragua. In his opinion, Palestine is the victim of “madness” on the part of the Israeli leader, who seeks to “annihilate the Palestinian people.”
For Ortega, Israel is “committing genocide” in the Gaza Strip, a crime so “terrible that it is only comparable to the crimes of the Nazis.”
Sir pardon us but these crimes WORSE Than nazi crimes
the weapons supplied by the necrophilic states US/UK burns the little babies to char
nazi did not have the technology of present times
Sir you South Americans have the humanity + high standards that the us/uk/hellis WILL NEVER HAVE
they stink of rotting bodies and no amount of kosherwood piss will wipe it off
yeah you mean oh yes we carried out CHILLING TORTURE on INNOCENT MUSLIMS, you know contrary to our blah blah blah …. BS, on tuesday I drone the Pakistanis little girls/innocents, on wednesday I drone Yemeni little girls/innocents, on thursdays I drone Somalian little girls/innocents, on Friday I drone Mali/Libya/Indonesian little girls/innocents, on saturday, sabbath for hellis i give weapons, MASS WEAPONS so that they can kill Palestinians for weeks/months/years/decades obomba mass murderer
but the most important
the DECENT GOOD people are with PALESTINE
FREE FREE PALESTINE
from stop the war uk site
A growing number of MPs, some who have previously been supportive of the Israeli state, are now speaking out against the Israeli attack on Gaza. John Prescott MP described the assault as “brutally disproportionate and so grossly indiscriminate”. Jim Fitzpatrick MP said he’d “received a record number of e-mails from constituents regarding [the] situation” and “that no justification can be found for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians”.
Pro-Israel MP Margot James, a policy board adviser to the government, said “the scale of suffering in Gaza is far too great, the loss of life, and particularly the lives of children and other vulnerable individuals, cannot be justified on the grounds of defence in proportion to the level of threat faced by Israel from Hamas.”
Israel’s ability to maintain its occupation of the West Bank and its siege on Gaza relies on the diplomatic, economic and military support of Britain and the United States. MPs are feeling the pressure of the anti-war movement and the growing public opposition to the actions of the Israeli state, which is why an increasing number, including members close to the government, are speaking out. We must keep the pressure on.
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION FOR GAZA
LONDON SATURDAY 9 AUGUST
No excuses. This must be the largest ever UK demonstration for Gaza. From every corner of the country, from every city and and town, all roads must lead to London 9 August.
Get organised. Transport must be organised now where you live, to bring everyone to London who is outraged by Israel’s barbaric onslaught. See the Stop the War website for details, as we get them.
Spread the word. Everyone must now mobilise wherever they are in Britain, spread the word as widely as they can — among family, friends, in their workplaces, colleges, community.