Debating Israel’s Latest Bombing of Gazan Civilians

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, after I shared a post from here


Diana D.: Over a hundred rockets fired from Gaza at Israel yesterday, the day of the sabbath….

Rayn: Hmmm… You seem to agree that bombing civilians is wrong… But, it’s also important to recognize the fact that the right to life is actually natural-borne, and not a mere privilege of citizenship…

Diana D.: Those civilians been hijacked by terrorists. #freegazafromhamas

Paul K.: Dual Citizenship I bet, Today is my Sabbath are you throwing BOMB`s today

Rayn: The only thing that Israeli bombs free Gazan civilians from is corporeality… Terrorism is terrorism… Being targeted by it in any way should provide adequate knowledge of its utter illegitimacy, and total immorality. It is always a criminal act, no matter the motivation, and no matter the author. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay from Israel After She Calls Criminals Who Cheered Gaza Bombing, then Threatened to Destroy Her Property, “Scum” in Tweet

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of fellow emcee, Tru Leo…

CNN correspondent, Diana Magnay, reporting live from Israel during Gaza invasion

CNN correspondent, Diana Magnay, reporting live from Israel during Gaza invasion

Tru Leo: CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After ‘Scum’ Tweet:

Rayn: I give this reporter props. In reality, MOST of humanity does not look kindly upon crowds of cowards cheering at the massacre of innocent civilians. Yet, in this case, such despicable behavior is magically acceptable? Never! And, since when did threatening others with destruction of their property for not speaking how you want them to magically stop being a criminal act? Never! So, why was this reporter penalized by her job for simply publicly posting her feelings about being victimized into censorship by this cheering mob? Would CNN prefer that their reporter sympathize with those who initiate aggression against her, instead? That’s laughable!

The lamestream media is a total joke. They are completely out of their depth when it comes to reporting the Truth, and should just stick to propagating the sorts of toxic Pentagonian lies that lead to illegal wars of aggression (such as: imaginary WMDs in Iraq, and the Kuwaiti incubator hoax).

Tru Leo: I definitely don’t look to mainstream media for truth unless it concerns it’s own agenda. Easy to see where they stand.

RaynBehind TV Analysts, Pentagon’s Hidden Hand:

Tru Leo: Thanks

Israel Still Continues to Commit Crimes Against Humanity in Their Attack Upon the the Residents of the Gaza Strip

The following is a fully updated version of my two posts, “In the Past Two Weeks, Israel’s Government Has Massacred Nearly 600 Gazan Civilians, Because… Terrorism!,” and “Israel Continues to Commit Crimes Against Humanity in Their Attack Upon the the Residents of the Gaza Strip,” with many new links included at end. Like the previous two articles, I originally posted it to my Facebook wall…

I created this chart using the latest data from United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and a previously-published version of their “Palestinian Casualties” illustration, which I have modified to reflect the newest figures, since OCHA doesn’t release graphics as quickly as data…


According to the latest figures from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Israeli military forces have killed an estimated 1,843 Gazans since their July 7th launch of Operation “Protective Edge.” About 73% of this total represents civilian casualties. In other words, approximately 1,354 civilians have been murdered by Israel’s government so far, with about 415 of that total being children, and 214 being women, which together represent 46% of all civilian deaths…

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – Gaza Crisis:

Sadly, these numbers reveal that the world’s “Most Moral Army” continues to snuff out the lives of more children than it is killing Hamas “militants” in its latest war-criminal adventures inside Gaza! Gazan youths represent about one quarter of the Israeli governments total killings, and almost one third of their total civilian murder victims!

Israel’s Offensive in Gaza has ‘Killed More Children than Fighters’, Say Human Rights Groups:

‘No Safe Place for Civilians’ in Gaza, United Nations Says:

Israel’s Gaza Offensive Has Killed Child Every Hour for Two Days:

Israel’s government is executing a full-scale massacre of purely cowardly proportions – to the welcoming cheers of celebrating Israeli audiences, in some cases! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Flashback 2004: Israeli Watchtower Sniper Executes Unarmed, Non-Threatening Gazan School Girl

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

An Israeli Watchtower

An Israeli Watchtower

Israeli Officer: I Was Right to Shoot 13-Year-Old Child:

An Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza dismissed a warning from another soldier that she was a child by saying he would have killed her even if she was three years old.

The officer, identified by the army only as Captain R, was charged this week with illegal use of his weapon, conduct unbecoming an officer and other relatively minor infractions after emptying all 10 bullets from his gun’s magazine into Iman al-Hams when she walked into a “security area” on the edge of Rafah refugee camp last month.

A tape recording of radio exchanges between soldiers involved in the incident, played on Israeli television, contradicts the army’s account of the events and appears to show that the captain shot the girl in cold blood.

(Read Entire Article Here…)

My Commentary: FLASHBACK 2004: An Israeli Captain is accused of executing Iman al-Hams, an innocent thirteen-year-old Gazan schoolgirl, who had accidentally wandered towards one of the many Israeli military posts occupying her tiny, overcrowded refugee prison camp “community,” and was trying to find her way back to safety. The commanding officer allegedly emptied his full clip of ten rifle rounds into the child’s body at close range, after she was first immobilized by a single sniper shot to the leg from a soldier in a nearby Israeli military watchtower post…

Of course, these sorts of events never get the full journalistic, investigative coverage they deserve, and they are quickly swept under the rug, as though an “isolated incident”…

But, here’s the conclusion…

“Not Guilty.” The Israeli Captain Who Emptied his Rifle Into a Gazan Schoolgirl:

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Support Israel’s Indiscriminate Bombing of the Gaza Strip, or Recognize it as Mass Murder?

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Props to All 7,000 Peace-Loving Israelis Who Protested in Tel-Aviv Against Gaza Massacre!“…

2014-07-29 - Support Israel's Indiscriminate Bombing of the Gaza Strip, or Recognize it as Mass Murder

Rayn: In Tel Aviv, Thousands Protest Against the Gaza Operation:

Props to every last the 7,000 peace-loving citizens of Israel who risked their safety on Saturday to gather together at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in order to firmly let the world know that being Jewish DOES NOT mean being PRO-WAR-CRIMES against the innocent civilians of Gaza! These brave Israeli war protesters faced off against an angry mob of their own fellow citizen-terrorists from the right wing, who not only chanted death threats at them, and continuously sang a song celebrating the IDF’s mass murder of Gazan children, but also eventually forced their way through police barricades, where they immediately began to block protesters from accessing one of Tel Aviv’s major streets. After the cavalry cops finally arrived and broke the up the roving mob, police then requested organizers to wrap up their event early for “safety” reasons. Protesters complied, disbanding without further incident…

Some excerpts from the article…

“The former demonstration was organized by Hadash, the leftist political party, and the organizations Combatants for Peace and The Parents Circle Families Forum…

The ill-will felt towards the Israeli left could be gauged well among the group of right-wing protesters that the police corralled in a separate part of the plaza. They continually shouted ‘Death to the leftists’ and expressed hope that ‘a rocket from Gaza’ would kill them. In addition they merrily sang ‘WHY IS THERE NO SCHOOL IN GAZA? BECAUSE NO MORE KIDS ARE LEFT.’ [emphasis mine] Some protesters tried to convince this group to stop singing these songs as they were detrimental to the message of support for the IDF that they were trying to promote, but to no avail.

Later in the evening these right-wing protesters tried to break through the police barrier into the greater demonstration and even succeeded for a short while to block Ibn Gevirol St., one of Tel Aviv’s major arteries. The police quickly pushed them out of the street with cavalry. During the clashes four protesters were arrested. Due to these outbursts of violence the police asked the organizers to cut the protest short. The demonstrators eventually left without incident.”

Here is a video recording of the large group of right-wing Israelis who showed up to this peace-promoting event in Tel Aviv in order to celebrate the Israeli government’s Gazan massacre, gleefully singing and chanting, “There’s no school tomorrow! There’s no children left in Gaza! Oleh!”:

Israelis in Tel Aviv 26.7.2014: “There’s no school tomorrow,there’s no children left in Gaza! Oleh!

Melissa M.: Really? IDFs mass murder? Their people wouldn’t be getting killed if they weren’t operating out of their homes and in front of their citizens. What is Israel supposed to do? If they see they are being targeted from a civilians home they need to take the home out. Of course it’s a no win for anyone but Hamas is giving Israel no choice.

Melissa M.: Hamas has not honored the cease fire agreements so what is Israel supposed to do

Genaire: Israel is suppose to not keep these people in an open air prison. Israel is suppose to stop illegally expanding its borders into Palestinian territory.Israel is suppose to either give these people the right to take part in their government our release them from occupation (that has lasted 40+ years). Israel suppose to not intentionally target journalists offices. Israel is suppose to not intentionally target schools. Israel is suppose to not intentionally target UN facilities. Israel is suppose to not target children playing on the beach.Israel is suppose to not be a state based on an apartheid system. Should I go on?

Rayn: Yes. Really, Melissa. I consider the actions of the IDF to be mass murder, as well as a Crimes Against Humanity (or a War Crime, if you’re willing to qualify the Israeli government’s attack against the civilians of Gaza as a “war”). To blame Hamas for the massacre of Gazan civilians is a flawed exercise in causality. Since IDF forces are the ones pulling the triggers of their weapons, and executing trial-free death warrants on the hundreds upon hundreds of innocent, unaffiliated civilians of Gaza, all in pursuit of Hamas – terrorizing men, women and children, alike, in the process – truly, these victims “wouldn’t be getting killed if ” Israel’s government would simply refuse to indiscriminately murder them, and finally reject the immoral claim that such criminal activity EVER qualifies as a “right,” or as “self-defense,” since such logic is, indeed, EXACTLY the IDEOLOGY of a TERRORIST!!! What Israel is “supposed to do” is RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS! They absolutely have a “choice,” and have chosen the COWARD’S ROUTE! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)