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French protesters rally against Israeli genocide of Palestinians, defying ban

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Man with Palestinian flag placard, as protesters gather in Paris, France, July 19, 2014.
Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police.

A Reuters photographer said demonstrators in northern Paris launched projectiles at riot police, who responded by firing teargas canisters and stun grenades.

Demonstrators also climbed on top of a building and burned an Israeli flag. At least one car was set on fire.

A police spokesman said that 38 demonstrators had been arrested by early evening and that the clashes were dying down.

French President Francois Hollande said he understood emotional responses to the killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a flare-up of hostilities with Israel but would not allow violence to spill over into France.

"That's why I asked the interior minister, after an investigation, to ensure that such protests would not take place," he told journalists during a visit to Chad.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve justified bans in Paris, the Sarcelles suburb and the Mediterranean city of Nice by saying the security risk was too great, prompting outrage from left-wing and pro-Palestinian groups.

Comment: "Security risk too great"? Yeah, Israel's global propaganda campaign gets a little more insecure every time the murder another Palestinian child. An informed populace is Israel's greatest danger. Shame on the French government for this spineless ban.

Bizarro Earth

'Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee Israeli bombardment

Fiercest fighting yet as Israel widens ground offensive and faces accusations of war crimes over rising number of civilian deaths

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Palestinians flee their homes in Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on Sunday after heavy Israeli shelling.
The fiercest fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted on Sunday as Israel dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee.

Images of the corpses of women and children lying in streets were posted on Facebook as hospitals were overwhelmed with the dead, injured and those seeking sanctuary from the onslaught.

Palestinian human rights organisations warned that the disproportionate number of civilian deaths could constitute a war crime committed by Israel.


Comment: "Could"??


Despite Israel saying it had agreed to a two-hour ceasefire in the middle of the day, requested by the Red Cross, to allow for the injured and dead to be evacuated, shelling and gunfire continued. Israel blamed continued Hamas rocket fire for the breakdown of the humanitarian truce.

All morning, terrified people ran from their homes, some barefoot and nearly all empty-handed. Others crowded on the backs of trucks or rode on the bonnets of cars in a desperate attempt to flee. Sky News reported that some had described a "massacre" in Shujai'iya. Witnesses reported hearing small arms fire inside Gaza, suggesting gun battles on the streets. Heavy shelling continued from the air and sea.
Dollar Gold

Environmental concerns and risk to sea life from sonic canons ignored as Obama opens Atlantic Coast to oil exploration

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The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits - despite the threat to sea life.

The White House is attempting to sell its controversial energy plan on the back of desperately needed jobs in a stagnant economy, as well as reducing its energy dependency. However, those arguments have done little to persuade environmentalists and folks who depend upon fishing and tourism for their livelihoods.

Environmental groups attempted to extend a decades-old ban against drilling off the Atlantic Coast by pointing out the dangers that the use of sonic cannons, which emit powerful pulses of sound into the ocean every 10 seconds, presents to a multitude of sea creatures, including dolphins, turtles and whales. The argument, however, seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

Comment: In the psychopathically controlled USA, profits trump any concerns for the environment, humans or sea life.

Quenelle - Golden

100,000 march in London in solidarity with Gaza

About 100,000 protestors from across Britain have rallied in London to protest against Israel's onslaught on Gaza, according to demonstration organizers Stop the War coalition.

Demonstrators of mixed ethnicities, race and color from across Britain including grandmothers and children, Jews and Muslims, began their march from Downing Street on Saturday amid bright sunshine.

Protestors chanted: "David Cameron shame on you!" and "Free Palestine!" as they marched under the watch of police officers lining the streets and hovering in helicopters in the skies above the British capital.

As the march started, about 10 members of London's Hasidic Jewish community posed beneath a banner emblazoned with anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela's words: "South Africans cannot feel free until the Palestinians are free."

Stop the War rally organizer Lindsey German told the crowds: "We will demonstrate until Gaza is free," as she stood on a stage outside the Israeli embassy.

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Worldwide protests as Gaza offensive intensifies

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Anti-Israel demonstration in Paris over Gaza aggression.
In Turkey, rioters attempt to storm Israeli consulate; Polish pro-Palestinian demonstrators assault Jewish tourists.

Thousands of protesters in numerous cities worldwide took to the streets Thursday and Friday, from Cairo to Istanbul to Washington, to demand an immediate halt of Israel's ground incursion in the Gaza Strip and call on the international community to intervene on behalf of Gazans.

In Turkey, Egypt and Jordan, rallies were held in solidarity with the Palestinian cause, some of them turning violent as demonstrators clashed with police forces and vandalized public property. There were also protests in cities including London, Madrid, New York, and Cape Town.

In Istanbul, police warded off hundreds of rioters who attempted on Thursday to storm the Israeli embassy building. Demonstrators in Ankara and Istanbul also hurled stones at several compounds where Israeli officials reside. Calls for the destruction of the Jewish state were heard in both Turkish cities. Police responded by firing tear gas canisters and water cannons at the crowds.

In Cairo, supporters of overthrown Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, as well as members of his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, marched in protest of "Israeli aggression," and criticized Arab governments for failing to assist the Palestinian people.

In Jordan, protesters called on the Egyptian government to open the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and the Sinai peninsula, as Hamas has demanded, in order to allow the transfer of humanitarian aid into the Strip.

Comment: The children on the Gaza beach were systematically mowed down by deliberate Israeli gunfire. There was nothing "errant" about it. They were only a few of thousands of children and civilians that have been starved, tortured, maimed and eliminated over the past few weeks, months, years, decades...

It is some comfort that protesters around the world are expressing deep indignation for the heinous conduct of the Israeli government and military. At least the message is coming through in more enlightened parts of the world. It is appalling that the United States, that rusted beacon of "human dignity and freedom," continues to blindly support Palestinian genocide and financially underwrite the Israeli military to do so. How long will it take for the U.S. to wake up and at what price?

Ambulance

Killing continues in E. Ukraine despite calls for cease-fire

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Two relatives hold their hands up to their faces in the aftermath of the shelling attack. At least 20 residents are said to have died
At least 20 civilians have been killed during fighting in eastern Ukraine today despite calls from the international community for a ceasefire.

Just hours after flight MH17 was shot down, the eastern city of Lugansk was hit by shelling leaving hundreds of residents wounded.

Pictures show bodies lining the streets covered in blankets in the wake of the attack which was reportedly carried out by Ukrainian forces.

Vladimir Putin has called for both sides to lay down their weapons after the Malaysian Airlines plane carrying 298 passengers was hit by a surface-to-air missile yesterday, but the request seemed to fall on deaf ears.

The UN and their international leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel also called for an end to the fighting so an investigation into yesterday's events can take place.

Fighting is also said to have carried on to the north of the city, in the village of Metallist, 10km from Lugansk, and in the west, in Yubileynoye settlement.

It also emerged that the The Lisichansk Oil Refinery has also been attacked and set on fire.

Apple Green

Sick! New Jersey teacher and former councilman asks boy students to bring semen-stained tissues to school for art projects

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A teacher and former councilman in Camden County faces prison after admitting he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students.

Charles Reilly is scheduled to be sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty to official misconduct, child endangerment and attempted child endangerment.

The boys ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old and were students at Pine Hill Middle School. Reilly was an art teacher, boys' soccer coach and a Pine Hill councilman.

Prosecutors say Reilly asked the boys to bring semen-stained tissues to school so he could make art projects with them.

Prosecutors will seek a 15-year prison sentence and he would have to serve at least five years before he'd become eligible for parole.
Heart - Black

Palestinian child death toll rises to 70 - 50,000 are now homeless as a result of Israel's air and ground attacks


Relatives carry the the bodies of children during the funeral of eight members of the Abu Jarad who were killed overnight in an Israeli strike in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza strip
A total of 50,000 people in Gaza have fled their homes as Israel steps up its ground offensive on the Gaza strip. The refugees are seeking sanctuary in 34 UN shelters in the strife-hit region, relief workers said. At least 60 Palestinians are thought to have been killed since Israel launched the ground offensive in Gaza on Thursday.

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants in Gaza on the second day of the operation as the Palestinian death toll from the 12-day offensive topped 340, according to officials in Gaza. 70 of those killed are children.

Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said overnight airstrikes killed 12 people while the the death toll from the offensive has gone up to more than 340 Palestinians. An Israeli soldier was killed after the start of the ground operation, probably by friendly fire, and an Israeli civilian was killed earlier this week.

The sound of tank fire and heavy machine guns mixed with the mosques' morning call to prayer along the Gaza-Israel border. The Israeli military said three soldiers were wounded in overnight fighting, one seriously. Israeli troops were staying close to the border and have yet to enter heavily populated areas. Today Israeli bulldozers demolished more than a dozen tunnels in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian authorities reported intensified airstrikes and shelling.

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Australian family loses family in both Malaysian Airlines disasters

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Wreckage from the nose section of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane which was downed on Thursday is seen near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014.
An Australian family, who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370, has suffered another stroke of fate, with their loved ones being aboard the Malaysian jet shot down over Ukraine.

Irene and George Burrows' son Rodney and his wife Mary vanished together with Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 this March, leaving their family in grief.

But just a few months later, the couple from Biloela in Queensland State took another blow, with their step-granddaughter, Maree Rizk, and her husband Albert being among the passengers of the crashed MH17 flight.

"It's just brought everyone, everything back," Rodney's brother Greg Burrows told AP. "It's just ... ripped our guts again."

Despite the double tragedy, Burrows stressed that he holds no grudges against the Malaysia Airlines. "Nobody could predict they were going to get shot down," he said. "That was out of their hands."

Comment: It is doubly odd that the disappearance of MH370 happened right as the situation in Ukraine was escalating, and now MH17 is shot down over Ukraine. What is the universe saying?

Ambulance

Florida dad catches pedophile abusing his son and beats him black and blue

Raymond Frolander
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Pedophile Perp: Raymond Frolander
A Daytona Beach father who walked in on a man sexually battering his 11-year-old son Friday said he did what he had a right to do when he beat the suspect unconscious, leaving him in a puddle of blood, according to a 9-1-1 call.

"I just walked in on a grown man molesting ...," the upset father told a dispatcher. "And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer."

The father was acting like a dad, said Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood.

Comment: It's so unfortunate that this was going on for years and even close family friends can't be trusted. Kudos, Dad, for standing up for your son in the end.

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