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Time to add Palestine to the 'No-Fly Zone'Video by Ken O'Keefe Article by Tim King Salem-News.com
Every person in Gaza lives in peril.
(GAZA CITY / SALEM) - This latest video shows the reality of Gaza; Israel's constant merciless inhumane treatment of human beings trying to survive the bombs dropped by F-16's manufactured in the United States, paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
What is taking place in Gaza is as bad as anything in history. For those innocent people facing death from an enemy they did not offend, or otherwise violate, fairness does not even exist.
Israeli drones can still be heard overhead as the video shows an industrial part of Gaza City that was struck around 11:30 p.m. on 22 March 2011.
Near the 'target' of the Israeli military, are homes that families live in. About 150 metres away from where a massive bomb struck, windows were shattered as children slept. Three children in one home were transported to the hospital, and several adults were also injured.
This, in an an area adjacent to the attack.
What people in the U.S. and all western nations need to understand, is that people in Gaza don't have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which affects so many U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam, etc. Gazans suffer from Constant Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD) because their involuntary 'tour of war' is one that involves their entire lives. Gaza and all of Palestine should be added to the current No-Fly Zone under enforcement in Libya.
The lessons learned from Israel's brazen attack on Gaza's civilian population during Operation cast lead involved a long list of violations of international law. As revealed in our report, Wanted Posters Issued for Alleged Israeli War Criminals, there are many Israeli war criminal suspects now sought for violations of international law and like former U.S. President George W. Bush, they face arrest in a number of countries around the world and are therefore greatly restricted in movement. Only the U.S. government's veto in the United Nations has prevented Israel from being held accountable, based on the war crimes investigation headed by United Nations Judge Richard Goldstone, who is a Jew from South Africa.
There is no excuse; the United States does not even need to take part. The Royal Air Force and French Air Force should lead the action and tell Israel that no more bombings of targets in Gaza will be tolerated. This is a humanitarian issued of the highest order, because the western governments have funded and thus allowed Israel to rise to power, then be overtaken by an uncompromising right wing government.
For years now, every person in Gaza has been in peril. Israel on the other hand, comparatively, has seen little violence. Israel's actions create environments that breed resentment and drives members of an oppressed population who has lost almost everything to Israel already, to seek revenge.
Here is Ken O'Keefe's 22 March 2010 report from war torn Gaza
____________________________________Ken O'Keefe is a former U.S. Marine who served in the 1991 Gulf War and subsequently spoke out about the use of depleted uranium as a "crime against humanity" and the US military using soldiers as "human guinea pigs" with experimental drugs that were directly linked to Gulf War syndrome. He is also a social entrepreneur utilizing direct action marine conservation, he is more widely known for leading the human shield action to Iraq and as a survivor of the Israeli attack on the MV Mavi Marmara in which he participated in "defending the ship" and "disarming two Israeli Commandos". On January 7, 2004, O'Keefe burned his US passport in protest of "American Imperialism" and called for US troops to immediately withdrawal from Iraq. He replaced his US passport with a "World Passport", subsequently proclaiming himself a "Citizen of the World" with “ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth." Ken is also legal citizen of Ireland and Palestine citizenship. Read Ken O'Keefe's Biography, you can also visit Ken's Ken's Website alohapalestine.com
____________________________________Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines. Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 65 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can send Tim an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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