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category cork | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Thursday January 29, 2009 01:46author by gota hope - People against slaughter of inocents Report this post to the editors

It was a very wet and windy saterday, in cork . but despite this people were keen to express there outrage at the carnage being inflicted on a unarmed population in Gaza.
wet and windy but glad to  make a stand.daunt square
wet and windy but glad to make a stand.daunt square


Around 150 people of all ages met at Daunt sq, cork to express there outrage at the carnage in Gaza.
A carnage that somehow the Israeli media and propaganda machine justify as 'defensive'.How can the use of weapons of mass destruction being used on a civilian population be described as defensive........................................................
it cant! and every body knows.

so we marched down Patrick street , in terential rain and heavy gusts , and perhaps due to that and the on going and escalating situation in gaza we spontaniously entered the shopping center.
boycott israel, boycott israel ,
and freedom for palestine.

we were heard.
then after leaving merchnts key shoping center , marks and spencers
we continued to Tescos.by this point gards arrived
one over keen one arested
a very respectable and peaceful protestor.
so from there we headed to the garda station
.
and he was releasted without charges.
and of we went
satisfied that we had expressed ourselfes
and been heard.

if protests were llike this more ,
............................what a result?

into the shops
into the shops

marks and spensers , buisness not quite as usual.
marks and spensers , buisness not quite as usual.

an over keen garda.
an over keen garda.

picket outside  piggy station (sorry joke)
picket outside piggy station (sorry joke)

author by maverick - the rock that doesn't rollpublication date Thu Jan 29, 2009 18:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

'gota hope' says that:

.......carnage is being inflicted on a unarmed population in Gaza

maverick replies:

yes, a lot of men, women & children have been killed in Gaza ....but not all in Gaza are _unarmed_. someone has been firing 6,000+ rockets into Israel.

Hamas have killed IDF not with bare hands but with guns....Hamas have also murdered their own......why?

http://adamholland.blogspot.com/2009/01/gaza-hamas-tort....html

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90876
author by gota hopepublication date Thu Jan 29, 2009 21:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

just to respond,
point well made maverick ,
rockets and guns.
but lets just think what do we want to happen in palestine? in israel?
how can it be achieved.
we want peace i presume.
bombing a weak and relatively(compaird to the israeli army) unarmed population.
is no way forward,
enclosing a population behind a wall and starving them is no way forward.

what is a terrorist?
Ive seen pictures of a man sheltering his son from bullets try ing to protect him.
and a soldier shoots his son killing him in his arms.if this is not an act of terrorism i dont know what is.

as is using wepons of mass distruction.Like phosphorous.

Do you think Israel is guilty of war crimes?

but lets not argue,
Israel is an occuping force , from a palestinian point of view, and its right to exist is questionable ,it was born in massacres of civilian popualtions.
So let us not be blinded by propoganda .
a state terrorist is a highly organised and leathely equipped product of
an evil and twisted idea.(am i expressing this ok?)
basicly Israel is sowing great big seeds of hatred, and
palestine needs help.
they are the opressed.

and my heart goes out to them.
sallam ,shallom peace.
and fuck war.and dont belive what you read especially propoganda.

good luck working it out.

author by maverick - the rock that doesn't rollpublication date Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

gota hope says:

dont belive what you read especially propoganda.

maverick replies:

propaganda comes from both sides in any conflict. remember the first "shelling of a UN School" in Gaza?

John Ging, UNRWA’s operations director in Gaza, in an interview this week, acknowledged that all three Israeli mortar shells landed outside the school and that ‘no one was killed in the school.’

This is the same school where allegedly 40/50 people had been apparently sheltering & were killed, in early January.

Ging is contradicting his own original story now.

where & how did this story go so wrong? propaganda perhaps?

things are never black & white ever. it's too easy to demonise "the enemy".

in Saudi Arabian national curriculum school textbooks, Christians & Jews are demonised by being called Apes & Pigs. we won't even talk about the Goebbels-type mask, of a rabid Jewish caricature "devouring" a child, displayed at a recent Palastinian rally in London.

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/90876
author by David L - IPSC (pers cap)publication date Mon Feb 02, 2009 19:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Propaganda does come from both sides, but only one side killed over 400 kids in a three week attack on a heavily built up zone. Only one side used phosphorus when bombing civilians. Only one side herded people into a building and bombed it (by mistake, apparently). Only one side bombed schools (yes they did), and deliberately destroyed a university. Do I continue?

In the end its not particularly maverick to repeat the talk points put out by the Israeli embassy. It's somewhat disgraceful though to try and efface the carnage in Gaza, or blame it (once again) on the victims.

 
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