Palestinian Resistance Launch Major Attack on Israel: What Happened? – LIVE BLOG

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The majority of world agrees. It's sickening and unbearable to witness such lawlessness on an hourly basis, while at the same time being gaslit by (mostly) murdering US enablers and other Western politicians. Through my past studies I'd gained a hope in the United Nations but at this point everyone is disillusioned by the lack of accountability toward the vile pariah state of Israel. Within our global society the elements of exploitation, conquest, and the rule of "might over right" remain. It's a sobering fact but we should never lose faith in the vision of equal rights and justice.

I think this tweet is more of an idea than anything else but it's hard not to think the genocide of Palestine won't boil over into stronger attacks on Israel.

The polls that have come out since the war began have shown a disconnect between the people at the helm in Arab countries and the average person on the street. The former have demonstrated that they will support the Greater Israel project which means that resistance will have to come from the streets. Like we saw with the Arab Spring, these things aren't always black & white....would the same players arm the newly minted resistance fighters?

 

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From Al Jazeera

‘Horrifying’ killing of aid workers raises question over future of humanitarian work in Gaza

Al Jazeera’s Hind Khoudary, reporting from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir el-Balah, said she had spoken to the slain aid workers earlier in the day and their killing raises questions for other relief operations in Gaza.
“We know that there are five aid workers, who were working with World Central Kitchen: A Palestinian, Polish, British and Australian, and a fourth body is unrecognisable because it was severely injured. But, according to World Central Kitchen (WCK), employees that we met in al-Aqsa Hospital, they told us that he is an international worker also,” Khoudary said.
“They were on their way back from the aid convoy, the aid shipment that reached the Gaza Strip from Cyprus earlier today. They were on the way back to their guesthouse in Rafah when they were targeted in their vehicle near Deir el-Balah on al-Rashid Street, the main street that we [travel] through from the north to the southern area of the Gaza Strip,” Khoudary said.
Khoudary said that when she had spoken to the WCK staff earlier in the day, they said they were waiting on a “green light” to enter southern Gaza safely.
“We don’t know how they were targeted. We know that they have been – all of the international organisations have been – closely coordinating with Israeli forces. But this incident is horrifying and there are hundreds of other aid workers, international aid workers currently working” in Gaza, Khoudary said.
“Now the question is what is going to happen with other foreigners and international aid workers in the Gaza Strip.”
Tragic indeed but it is very likely that this is a false flag meant to generate acceptance for some ready-made plans. So i segue into this....
Ofcourse, when the story broke i thought "permanent military base". For a project that, according to the Guardian; Israel “fully supports” creation of such a facility, an Israeli official told Reuters....There is definitely something suspicious about it. A little detail jumped out at me in this Yahoo article:

"The temporary pier concept was developed in part by an organization called Fogbow, according to a person familiar with the planning, which is an advisory group comprised of former military, UN, and USAID and CIA personnel. The operation is being referred to internally as the Blue Beach Plan, the person familiar with the planning said.

Fogbow is run by former senior American military and intelligence officials. A Qatari official told CNN that they are investing $60 million into the maritime corridor initiative that Fogbow is expected to take an operational lead on, including by transporting the aid from the pier to the beach and handing it over for distribution.

“We are committed to supporting the maritime corridor which is planned by Fogbow,” the official said. “This public-private partnership will bring 200 truckloads of aid via barge from Cyprus to Gaza each day. Qatar has agreed to a significant financial contribution.”

So i went surface-digging....just look at the Fogbow team (iam purposefully not linking to their website). I don't have the time to dig deeper right now, but for those interested, atleast it's a lead to work with in trying to figure out what this "pier" idea is all about.

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Is the Gaza Pier a US Conspiracy? - Gaza on the Line

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It was perceptive of the guy in your video to pick up on Biden's "no boots on the ground" statement. Apparently, the DoD is muted on details for the pier and reading this made me wonder; what's the real need for boots on the ground in Gaza? Is it in preparation for confrontation with Iran? It doesn't make any sense because Iran is already surrounded by military bases. The only conclusion i could arrive at is that the troops will be there to protect whatever is established in Jerusalem.


"There is no way that the floating causeway the U.S. military wants to build connecting to the beach at Gaza won’t require “boots on the ground” say experts, putting another major question mark on the humanitarian surge project announced by the administration last week.

But according to experts like Sal Mercogliano, a former merchant mariner, professor, and host of the “What’s Going on with Shipping” podcast, the floating causeway project is going to be a massive endeavor to build and will require daily maintenance from personnel on the beach once put into place.

“The problem with this one it is not as durable (as a permanent non-floating elevated causeway system) and it has to be maintained. You can’t just set it up and leave it alone, you got to be constantly monitoring it, resetting anchors on it. It takes a lot to keep this system up and running. It is not something you just set up and walk away. You also got to have people ashore for it,” he said on an earlier podcast before the Trident floating option was actually confirmed by the Pentagon.

“I’m not sure how the DoD is going to get away with this without having people on the beach,” he continued. “There’s got to be some interaction here. You can have some people maybe do it for you, but I’m telling you, to do this right, and professionally, you got to put people ashore.”

The Pentagon’s plan for floating piers and a causeway to surge humanitarian aid into Gaza is drawing fire from military experts for its lack of detail, potential danger to U.S. troops, and risk of mission creep. Bottom line, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher.

DiMino says his “Spidey senses are tingling,” as there is “no such thing as zero risk.”

“I think the biggest potential problem is mission creep,” he said, noting we have no guarantee that this won’t go from “one pier to two piers, to beach head, to forward operating base — in for a penny, in for a pound.”

Ultimately, DiMino said, “you’ll now have a fixed U.S. presence in the warzone, in what is probably the most unstable place in the world right now."

He said the lack of detail from the Pentagon (Ryder said Tuesday that, for operational security reasons, they would not say exactly where the construction would take place) on the size, scope, and manpower, and most importantly, what the beach operation would look like and who would secure deliveries there, is raising serious questions.

Using private contractors to deliver the aid from causeway to beach and beyond could be a gambit to put a “non-military face” on these military operations, as (Ret.) Col. Doug Macgregor points out to RS, and there are plenty of former Special Operations forces ready to earn a paycheck. It was also suggested in the WSJ article that Fog Bow has already offered to begin delivering aid by sea before the pier is built and to start dredging a corridor on a “private beachfront” to allow barges to land close to shore.



 
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Tragic indeed but it is very likely that this is a false flag meant to generate acceptance for some ready-made plans. So i segue into this....


It was perceptive of the guy in your video to pick up on Biden's "no boots on the ground" statement. Apparently, the DoD is muted on details for the pier and reading this made me wonder; what's the real need for boots on the ground in Gaza? Is it in preparation for confrontation with Iran? It doesn't make any sense because Iran is already surrounded by military bases. The only conclusion i could arrive at is that the troops will be there to protect whatever is established in Jerusalem.


"There is no way that the floating causeway the U.S. military wants to build connecting to the beach at Gaza won’t require “boots on the ground” say experts, putting another major question mark on the humanitarian surge project announced by the administration last week.

But according to experts like Sal Mercogliano, a former merchant mariner, professor, and host of the “What’s Going on with Shipping” podcast, the floating causeway project is going to be a massive endeavor to build and will require daily maintenance from personnel on the beach once put into place.

“The problem with this one it is not as durable (as a permanent non-floating elevated causeway system) and it has to be maintained. You can’t just set it up and leave it alone, you got to be constantly monitoring it, resetting anchors on it. It takes a lot to keep this system up and running. It is not something you just set up and walk away. You also got to have people ashore for it,” he said on an earlier podcast before the Trident floating option was actually confirmed by the Pentagon.

“I’m not sure how the DoD is going to get away with this without having people on the beach,” he continued. “There’s got to be some interaction here. You can have some people maybe do it for you, but I’m telling you, to do this right, and professionally, you got to put people ashore.”

The Pentagon’s plan for floating piers and a causeway to surge humanitarian aid into Gaza is drawing fire from military experts for its lack of detail, potential danger to U.S. troops, and risk of mission creep. Bottom line, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher.

DiMino says his “Spidey senses are tingling,” as there is “no such thing as zero risk.”

“I think the biggest potential problem is mission creep,” he said, noting we have no guarantee that this won’t go from “one pier to two piers, to beach head, to forward operating base — in for a penny, in for a pound.”

Ultimately, DiMino said, “you’ll now have a fixed U.S. presence in the warzone, in what is probably the most unstable place in the world right now."

He said the lack of detail from the Pentagon (Ryder said Tuesday that, for operational security reasons, they would not say exactly where the construction would take place) on the size, scope, and manpower, and most importantly, what the beach operation would look like and who would secure deliveries there, is raising serious questions.

Using private contractors to deliver the aid from causeway to beach and beyond could be a gambit to put a “non-military face” on these military operations, as (Ret.) Col. Doug Macgregor points out to RS, and there are plenty of former Special Operations forces ready to earn a paycheck. It was also suggested in the WSJ article that Fog Bow has already offered to begin delivering aid by sea before the pier is built and to start dredging a corridor on a “private beachfront” to allow barges to land close to shore.



The attack on the WCK was to speed up the starvation process,

Al Jazeera reports,

Israel’s attack on convoy could push more aid groups out of Gaza

The Israeli military’s attack on the World Central Kitchen aid convoy is devastating – targeting one of the most prominent humanitarian organisations in Gaza coordinating much-needed food delivered through the recently established maritime corridor.

As we’ve heard from the directors, the charity has now suspended its operations in Gaza and is considering future work inside the enclave. This could lead to negative repercussions for the humanitarian situation in the desperate north, where the group was distributing aid.

The attack further shows that Israel, despite repeatedly saying it is facilitating aid within Gaza, is at the same time attacking aid workers, aid seekers, and now the very organisations responsible for distributing humanitarian relief.

From a Palestinian perspective, this could be a possible step by the Israeli military to push humanitarian organisations to stop operating inside Gaza. That would give the military more flexible operational mobility on the ground in the north and force residents to flee from there.


And

  • Aid ships heading from Cyprus to Gaza to turn back with undelivered aid

    Cyprus’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Theodoros Gotsis says 100 tons (90 tonnes) of aid were unloaded before World Central Kitchen suspended operations after seven of its workers were killed in an Israeli strike earlier today.
    About 240 tons (220 tonnes) of aid will be turned back.
    Cypriot Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos said the charity is suspending its operations in Gaza out of respect for the victims as well as to review its security protocols.
    Cyprus has played a key role in establishing a maritime aid corridor to Gaza from its port city of Larnaca.
And

World Central Kitchen pausing operations in Gaza after ‘unforgivable’ attack

Here’s more from World Central Kitchen (WCK) on the Israeli attack that killed seven of the organisation’s team members.
“World Central Kitchen and the world – lost beautiful lives today because of a targeted attack by the [Israeli army],” said World Central Kitchen (WCK) CEO Erin Gore.
“This is not only an attack against WCK, this is an attack on humanitarian organisations showing up in the most dire of situations where food is being used as a weapon of war,” said Gore. “This is unforgivable”
The statement added that WCK is pausing our operations “immediately” in the region and would “make decisions about the future of our work soon”.
According to a post shared on social media before the attack, WCK was operating more than 60 kitchens in central and southern Gaza, cooking hundreds of thousands of meals each day.
 
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While this is horrific, I can’t help but wonder why there needs to be western people dying over there for the world to take notice. The massacre and remains of Al Shifa hospital patients, residents and the surrounding areas was beyond horrific. The images and videos speak for themselves…but this story regarding a handful of aid western aid workers is what gets the media talking…
Yup. One Australian or British life is worth more than thirty three thousand Palestinian lives. It's the very definition of racism.

The WCK attack was also a great tactic in drawing the worlds attention away from the mass horrors committed at Al Shifa. Two birds with one stone (or 3 missiles). Deflect attention from Al Shifa and make aid workers and agencies too afraid to continue their work.
 
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If you would rather read the article

Israel Keeps Getting More Murderous

 

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Al Jazeera,

Anera suspends relief operations in Gaza Strip

The organisation, which runs the second largest humanitarian operation in Gaza after UNRWA, has said it is suspending its work in the besieged coastal enclave following yesterday’s attack on World Central Kitchen (WCK) workers by Israeli forces.
“The killing of WCK humanitarians, occurring less than a month after the still-unexplained killing of Anera staff member Mousa Shawwa, alongside the loss of numerous other aid workers and their families, has led our team to conclude that delivering aid safely is no longer feasible,” Anera said in a statement.
“The ongoing targeting of humanitarian workers and the lack of adequate safety measures demand thorough investigation and immediate action. Israel bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the unhindered delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance and basic services to those in need,” it said.
 

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"Israel's state budget for 2024 includes details of a ground operation in Rafah with a timeline of six months specified for its completion, according to policy consultant Itay Epshtain.

The fiscal budget shows that 2024 military spending which had been earmarked at $21 billion was adjusted to $36 billion, a 72 percent increase.

That makes up a military spend of 6.7 percent, Epshtain said, which is significantly above the defence spend of Nato countries."


 

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"Israel is crossing every possible red line, still with full impunity," said Francesca Albanese, the United Nations special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories.

 

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From a Palestinian perspective, this could be a possible step by the Israeli military to push humanitarian organisations to stop operating inside Gaza. That would give the military more flexible operational mobility on the ground in the north and force residents to flee from there.
Reading this a couple days ago made me wonder if the decision was also meant to accomodate the building of the pier. That said, the murder of the WCK workers (i've listened to a couple of interviews) has sent a chill down the spines of aid orgs in Gaza and we have to ask whether this is meant to drive them out..."blinding" any would-be witnesses to the forcible transfer of Palestinians when the Rafah operation begins.

Interesting Timing: Israel Is Reportedly Getting Ready To Launch A Massive Ground Operation In Rafah "In Mid-April Or Early May"

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