UK: Catholic Journalist Criminally Investigated for Using the Wrong Pronoun in a Tweet


Caroline Farrow, a British Catholic journalist, is being investigated by the police for “misgendering” someone in a tweet. She was contacted by authorities after making an appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” in which she engaged in a debate with a transgender activist who has a trans child. Following this appearance, which took place last September, Farrow allegedly referred to the trans child by the wrong pronoun.

British police are now dedicated entirely to fighting perceived and imagined microaggressions on social media.

From Faithwire:

A British Catholic journalist is being investigated by the
police for allegedly “misgendering” someone in a tweet. Caroline Farrow
was contacted by authorities after making an appearance on “Good Morning
Britain,” in which she engaged in a debate with a transgender activist,
Susie Green, who has a trans child. Following this appearance, which
took place last September, Farrow allegedly referred to Green’s
daughter, Jackie, by the wrong pronoun.

In a series of tweets, Farrow noted that the police had told her she
would “need to be interviewed under caution for misgendering Susie
Green’s child.”

Farrow pointed out that, since the police announce that they would be
taking action against her, online trolls have been sending the mother of
five horrific, expletive-laden and sexually violent messages. However,
while the police are highly concerned about Farrow’s alleged
misgendering, they appear unbothered by this onslaught of cyber abuse.

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Trump To Declare US Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Heights


Israel’s foreign minister says that President Trump is expected to sign an Executive Order to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is a strategic military area and also provides one-third of Israel’s fresh water. It also is rich in oil. Genie Energy, which is dominated by US neocons and globalists, including Dick Cheney and Nathaniel Rothschild, has acquired the oil rights for this region. Global backlash against Trumps decision is expected. -GEG

Summary by JW Williams

Last week,
President Trump tweeted that it was time for the US to “fully recognize
Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is
of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and
regional stability.”

Israel seized the Golan Heights region from Syria during the Six-Day War of 1967, in spite of calls by the international community to withdraw, and UN resolution recognizing Syria’s sovereignty over the area. Israel expelled 130,000 Syrians from the Golan Heights in 1967. 
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The Golan provides over a third of Israel’s fresh water.
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Afek Oil and Gas, a division of Genie Oil, has obtained oil rights for the oil fields in the Golan Heights. Genie Oil board members include banking family scion Nathaniel Rothschild, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Congresswoman Mary Landrieu, former CIA chief James Woolsey, former Treasury Secretary and financial advisor to Obama, Larry Summers, billionaire hedge-fund manager Michael Steinhardt, and co-chairman of Fox Corporation Keith Rupert Murdoch. Mr Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has family investments in Genie.

According to Redress Online, Genie’s Israeli
subsidiary cannot sell any oil it extracts from the Golan on the
international oil market because that would violate UN resolutions.
However, if Washington declares the Golan to be part of Israel, then oil
could be legally traded with the US and those with a financial stake in Golan oil will greatly prosper. 

Sources:

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/trump-to-sign-order-to-recognize-israels-sovereignty-over-the-golan-heights/

RedressOnline: Trump Koshers Israel’s Theft of Syria’s Golan Heights

https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/trump-s-stance-on-the-golan-heights-will-allow-israel-to-operate-with-impunity-elsewhere-1.840887




President Trump Signs Broad Executive Order to Promote Free Speech on College Campuses

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Trump signed an executive order advising colleges to respect students’ First Amendment right to free expression under the threat of losing $35 billion in federal funding. The order was issued in response to colleges and universities that have banned presentations by conservative speakers using the excuse of protecting student safety. In addition, some campuses have imposed speech codes and free speech ‘zones’. It is unclear how the new grant restrictions will be enforced, prompting concern from critics that research grants could be stripped from schools that oppose the views and goals of the federal government and the grant-giving agncies, and that research will be micromanaged.[/su_note]

President delivers on promise to punish colleges that don’t show they guarantee free speech on campus, and includes language on outcomes data and risk sharing. But it’s unclear what force it will carry.

President Trump on Thursday delivered on his promise of an executive
order that would hold colleges that receive federal research funding
accountable for protecting free speech.

However, his bombastic rhetoric in a White House East Room ceremony wasn’t matched by the modest language of the order.

“If a college or university does not allow you to speak, we will not give them money. It’s that simple,” he said Thursday.

But the executive order
essentially directs federal agencies to ensure colleges are following
requirements already in place. And it doesn’t spell out how enforcement
of the order would work.

It directs 12 federal grant-making agencies to coordinate with the
Office of Management and Budget to certify that colleges receiving
federal research funds comply with existing federal law and regulations
involving free academic inquiry. While the administration expects public
institutions to uphold the First Amendment, the order says, private
colleges are expected to comply with their “stated institutional
policies” on freedom of speech. The free-speech directive doesn’t apply
to federal student aid programs.

The document also directs the Education Department to publish
program-level data in the College Scorecard on measures of student
outcomes, including earnings, student debt, default rates and loan
repayment rates.

And it requires the department to submit policy recommendations to
the White House by January 2020 on risk-sharing proposals for colleges
that participate in the federal student loan program.

The executive order puts extra force behind several policies the White House has backed
previously. For example, earlier this week the administration released a
report on priorities for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
that included program-level data and a new accountability system for
colleges.

President Trump has weighed in repeatedly on alleged suppression of
free speech on campuses, especially speech by conservative students.
Most recently, he announced plans
for an executive order addressing the issue at the Conservative
Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of activists and
elected officials.

“Free inquiry is an essential feature of this nation’s democracy, and
it promotes learning, scientific discovery and economic prosperity,”
the order reads. “We must encourage institutions to appropriately
account for this bedrock principle in their administration of student
life and to avoid creating environments that stifle competing
perspectives, thereby potentially impeding beneficial research and
undermining learning.”

The executive order had been in the works long before the president’s comments at the conservative event.

But it’s not clear what kind of teeth the order has beyond new
certification requirements for institutions. A senior administration
official told reporters on Thursday that federal agencies will enforce
it the same way they enforce existing federal grant conditions, which
colleges already are required to follow. The official didn’t address
details about how the order would be implemented.

Agencies covered by the order include the Departments of Education,
Defense, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human
Services, Transportation, and Energy, as well as the Environmental
Protection Agency, National Science Foundation and NASA.

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New Zealand Declares Massacre Video “Objectionable” and Arrests People Who Share It

su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Several of the largest ISPs in New Zealand and Australia are using the mosque shooting as a pretext to block access to 4Chan, 8Chan, LiveLeak, Voat, BitChute, Zero Hedge, Dissenter and a number of other sites. A 44-year old owner of an insulation company has been arrested and charged with two counts of distributing objectionable materials for sharing the video, and he is facing 28 years in prison. An 18-year old is also facing charges for sharing the video. Other Kiwis have reportedly lost their jobs for sharing the video with coworkers or viewing it at wor. A woman was reportedly arrested on suspicion of inciting racial disharmony after a hateful message was posted to her Facebook page.[/su_note]

The governments of New Zealand, Australia the United Kingdom have unveiled a host of authoritarian censorship measures to punish citizens and prevent them from sharing video of the mass shooting in New Zealand.

Multiple people have been tracked down and placed under arrest for either sharing video of the shooting or speaking positively of the shooting.

Several
of the largest ISPs in New Zealand and Australia are using the New
Zealand shooting as a pretext to block access to 4Chan, 8Chan, LiveLeak,
Voat, BitChute, Zero Hedge, Dissenter and a bunch of other sites.

Telstra, Australia’s largest telecom company, announced their censorship
effort on Monday, writing: “We’ve started temporarily blocking a number
of sites that are hosting footage of Friday’s terrorist attack in
Christchurch. We understand this may inconvenience some legitimate users
of these sites, but these are extreme circumstances and we feel this is
the right thing to do.”

Read full article here…

Additional source:

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/03/new-zealand-men-could-get-14-years-for-sharing-massacre-video/




The City Council of Everett, Washington Plans to Impose Agenda 21 on Residents, Removing Them from Their Cars and Downgrading Their Lifestyle


Agenda 21 expert, Gary Gileno, analyzes documents by the Everett City Council in Washington state that intends to implement Draconian regulations that are designed to monitor and control individuals’ every move.  Gileno shows where the document explicitly admits to the intention to modify human behavior. The document shows that the controllers plan to remove people from their cars and replace them with buses, bicycles, scooters and walking. In addition, they are changing land use laws to allow stack ’em-and-pack ’em high rise apartment housing to condense the population and replace single family homes. The goal is total control over humans, what they do, think and own, and to monitor and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all means of production, all construction, all energy, all education and all information. Gileno says it can be stopped if as few as 200 individuals push back against the city council. Agenda 21 “utopia” cities will ultimately fail, at tremendous expense to taxpayers, because the plans are built on the lie of global warming and other fraud including the fact that it is impossible to measure greenhouse gas emissions.




Media Hit-Job Continues as Stephen Colbert Ambushes Democrat Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard


US Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat running in the 2020 presidential race, has a progressive leftist domestic policy, but she is the only candidate calling for an end to US foreign wars. “Comedian” Stephen Colbert, and other talks show hosts, have ambushed her in order to smear her call for peace. Gabbard challenges the US foreign policy of military violence, the glue that holds the empire together, and she especially condemns regime change war, which has resulted in disaster in Iraq, Libya and Syria. During the interview, she called out the CIA for arming terrorists in Syria, leading Colbert to reveal himself as a tool for the military industrial complex as he tried to shut her down.

Hawaii Congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where instead of the light, jokey banter about politics and who she is as a person that Democratic presidential candidates normally encounter on late night comedy programs, the show’s host solemnly ran down a list of textbook beltway smears against Gabbard and made her defend them in front of his audience.

Normally when a Democratic Party-aligned politician appears on such a show, you can expect jokes about how stupid Trump is and how badly they’re going to beat the Republicans, how they’re going to help ordinary Americans, and maybe some friendly back-and-forth about where they grew up or something. Colbert had no time to waste on such things, however, because this was not an interview with a normal Democratic Party-aligned politician: this was a politician who has been loudly and consistently criticizing US foreign policy.

After briefly asking his guest who she is and why she’s running for president, Colbert jumped right into it by immediately bringing up Syria and Assad, the primary line of attack employed against Gabbard by establishment propagandists in American mainstream media.

Colbert: Do you think the Iraq war was worth it?

Gabbard: No.

Colbert: Do you think that our involvement in Syria has been worth it?

Gabbard: No.

Colbert: Do you think that ISIS could have been defeated without
our involvement and without our support of the local troops there?

Gabbard: There are two things we need to address in Syria. One is
a regime change war that was first launched by the United States in
2011, covertly, led by the CIA. That is a regime change war that has
continued over the years, that has increased the suffering of the Syrian
people, and strengthened groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS, because the CIA
was using American taxpayer dollars to provide arms and training and
equipment to these terrorist groups to get them to overthrow the
government. So that is a regime change war that we should not have been
engaging.

Colbert: So, but if it is someone like Bashar al-Assad, who
gasses his own people, or who engages in war crimes against his own
people, should the United States not be involved?

Gabbard: The United States should not be intervening to overthrow
these dictators and these regimes that we don’t like, like Assad, like
Saddam Hussein, like Gaddafi, and like Kim Jong Un. There are bad people
in the world, but history has shown us that every time the United
States goes in and topples these dictators we don’t like, trying to end
up like the world’s police, we end up increasing the suffering of the
people in these countries. We end up increasing the loss of life, but
American lives and the lives of people in these countries. We end up
undermining our own security, what to speak of the trillions of dollars
of taxpayer money that’s spent on these wars that we need to be using
right here at home.

Like I said, this is not a normal presidential candidate. How
often do you see a guest appear on a network late night talk show and
talk about the CIA arming terrorists in Syria and the fact that US
military interventionism is completely disastrous?
It just doesn’t happen. You can understand, then, why empire propagandist Stephen Colbert spent the rest of the interview informing his TV audience that Tulsi Gabbard is dangerous and poisonous.

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False Flag Alert: Neocons in the US Government and Media Falsely Blamed Maduro for Setting Fire to US Aid Trucks. Sabotage Suspected in Massive Blackout.


Last month, a convoy of humanitarian aid trucks from the US were set on fire and the mainstream media, along with neocons VP Mike Pence, Senator Marco Rubio, Mike Pompeo and others, were quick to blame President Maduro. However, video shows an anti-Maduro protester threw a Molotov cocktail that ignited the truck carrying aid. The same protester threw two other Molotov cocktails at trucks, appearing to be a provocation to initiate military action against Maduro. Elliott Abrams, the Trump-appointed US envoy for Venezuela, trafficked $27 million in weapons to overthrow the leftist government in Nicaragua in the 1980s, and US aid is not trusted.

Sabotage is suspected in the recent blackout of electricity across Venezuela that forced citizens to scavenge sewage drains for water. China responded by offering technical support to restore Venezuela’s power grid. Maduro said he would ask China, Russia, Cuba and Iran, as well as the United Nations, to probe the attack on the country’s power grid.


China offers to help Venezuela to restore power amid nationwide blackout

China says it is ready to help Venezuela to restore its power
grid. The South American country suffered a five-day blackout, with
Caracas accusing Washington of cyber “sabotage.”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing had noted reports that the power grid had gone down due to a hacking attack.

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Additional information, including quotes from neocons, on truck fires:

https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyts-expose-on-the-lies-about-burning-humanitarian-trucks-in-venezuela-shows-how-us-govt-and-media-spread-fake-news/




US Congress Disciplines Congresswoman Who Objects to Policies of Israeli Lobby by Passing Resolution Condemning White Supremacy and Antisemitism


Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who has been in Congress only for a few months, criticized the Israeli lobby (AIPAC) of buying American politicians with large campaign donations. Former Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, said the same thing when she was in office and, in 2008, lost her bid for re-election because of massive AIPAC funding for her opponent. In this video, McKinney explains how the lobby demands loyalty oaths and, thereby, directs US foreign policy to serve the interests of a foreign government. In response to the recent comment by Ilhan Omar, the leadership of the Democrat Party introduced a resolution that was approved by Congress 407-23 that, without mentioning Omar by name, stated, “white supremacists in the United States have exploited and continue to exploit bigotry and weaponize hate for political gain, targeting traditionally persecuted peoples, including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and others with verbal attacks, incitement, and violence.” -GEG

Follow this link to read US Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments:

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/09/ilhan-omar-israel-anti-semitism/

RESOLUTION

Condemning anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States and condemning anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States.
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Whereas the first amendment to the Constitution established the United States as a country committed to the principles of tolerance and religious freedom, and the 14th amendment to the Constitution established equal protection of the laws as the heart of justice in the United States;
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Whereas adherence to these principles is vital to the progress of the American people and the diverse communities and religious groups of the United States;
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Whereas whether from the political right, center, or left, big-otry, discrimination, oppression, racism, and imputations of dual loyalty threaten American democracy and have no place in American political discourse;
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Whereas white supremacists in the United States have exploited and continue to exploit bigotry and weaponize hate for political gain, targeting traditionally persecuted peoples, including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and others with verbal attacks, incitement, and violence;

Read House Resolution 183 in its entirety here:

https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20190304/BILLS-116hres183-SUSv1.pdf




Democrat Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Admits Her Goal in 2020 Is to Alter “Human Behavior”


Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris, while campaigning, said that she is looking to alter “human behavior” with regard to implementing drastic changes to cut global warming by eliminating fossil fuels. Changing human behavior is the opposite of freedom. Leftists are usually more careful with their language instead of exposing their true totalitarian goals when trying to appeal to voters in a general election. Harris is an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal is projected to cost up to $93 trillion.
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Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, says that the Green New Deal aims to phase out oil and gas usage over 10 years, which will impact farming and the transportation of food to cities, causing massive starvation and death across the world.

Campaigning in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina over the weekend, Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) made it clear that she is looking to alter “human behavior.”

Harris, a climate alarmist who just signed onto the outrageously
expensive and oftentimes incoherent “Green New Deal,” essentially argued
that tackling environmental issues means politicians conditioning and
controlling their constituents — for their own good, of course.

“It
is a fact that we can change human behaviors without much change to our
lifestyle and we can save the future generations of our country and
this world,” Harris told a crowd of supporters.

“But there has
been a failure to do that because this administration, and the people
who are apart of it, are in the pocket of big oil and are denying what
we know is a reality around greenhouse emissions and what we need to do
to curb those,” she continued, bluntly adding: “We need a new
President.”

Harris was mocked
online by conservatives for uttering out loud the Left’s true
totalitarian leanings. After all, savvy progressives know that such
admissions are supposed to only be referenced in coded language.

“The
essential premise espoused by Harris is one that has deep roots in the
Democrat philosophy. Raising prices and taxes on everything from
carbon-based fuel to fattening foods is a hallmark of Democrat
legislating and rule-making, from Capitol Hill down to city halls across
the country. It is in that sense not a surprising thought for Harris to
have or even share, but it was delivered decidedly more ‘on the nose’
than such liberal reflexes usually are by politicians hoping to win a
popular vote,” argued TheBlaze.

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Democrats Pass House Bill to Change the Electorate by Allowing Illegal Aliens, Criminals and 16-Year Old Minors the Vote


House Democrats passed the For the People Act (H.R. 1), a sweeping 700-page voting rights bill that they claimed was intended to make voting easier and remove corruption. The bill includes measures to add a Constitutional amendment to end Citizens United corporate campaign donations, it requires the disclosure of dark money donors to political campaigns, and it compels big tech companies to disclose the source of political ads on their platforms. However, the bill also includes regulations that would encourage voter fraud such as automatic voter registration through the DMV and colleges, and it prevents the purge of voter rolls that contain the names of dead and inactive voters. The bill aims to restore voting rights to criminals and to lower the voting age to 16. House Democrats also rejected an amendment to prevent illegal aliens and non-citizens from voting in elections. If the bill became law, vote harvesting would be made legal in every state.  US Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) claims that this bill would give candidates a government match of 6-1 in taxpayer money for campaigns, so if a citizen gives $200, the government gives $1,200.

U.S. House Democrats passed a sweeping anti-corruption and voting rights bill Friday that they said was intended to make voting easier, as well as strengthen ethics rules, while also rejecting a motion to condemn voting by undocumented immigrants.

The legislation, dubbed the “For The People Act” or “H.R.1,” passed 234-193 along party lines.

The
proposal — nearly 700 pages — calls for Election Day to be designated
a federal holiday, requires all states to offer automatic voter
registration, restores voting rights to convicted felons, institutes
independent redistricting commissions to weed out gerrymandering and
requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names of donors who
contribute more than $10,000 in an effort to rein in dark-money groups. .

“It’s a power grab for the American people,” U.S. Rep. Zoe
Lofgren, D-Calif., who leads the House administration committee that
shepherded the legislation, according to the New York Times.

FLORIDA: VOTING RIGHTS OF MORE THAN 1 MILLION FELONS RESTORED

The
bill also requires the sitting president and vice president to release
10 years of federal tax returns, as well as presidential candidates.

“This
bill is a massive federal government takeover that would undermine the
integrity of our elections,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy,
R-Calif., said Friday, the Times reported.

Read full article here…

Read the ‘For the People’ bill here:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1/text




Venezuela Suffers major Power Outages After Alleged Cyber Attack


An blackout has covered most of Venezuela over the past several days after the country’s main electricity generator, the Guri Dam, failed. The Maduro administration alleges that the failure was due to cyber attacks and pointed the finger at the US government that has called for Maduro’s ouster. Venezuela’s Communications Minister reported that a cyberattack had taken place against the dam’s computerized system forcing its turbines to stop. Venezuela intends to present evidence of the attack to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to other international bodies. Meanwhile, US-backed “Interim President” Juan Guaido is using the crisis to call for the armed forces to back his efforts in ousting the Maduro government and tweeted, “electricity will return once the usurpation ends.”

Caracas, March 10, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com)
– An electricity blackout has affected most of Venezuela for several
days after an alleged cyber attack crashed the country’s main
electricity generator, the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant in Bolivar
State, commonly known as the Guri Dam.

Starting around 5 PM on Thursday, the outage affected 70 percent of
the country, with only several eastern states unaffected. By Saturday
morning, power had been restored to most of Caracas and to central
states such as Miranda, Aragua and Carabobo, when a second major outage
took place as a result of a renewed cyberattack, according to Venezuelan
authorities.

As of Sunday evening, power has been restored to most of the capital
and to parts of the western states of Tachira and Barinas. According to
on the ground testimonies on social media, various other states,
including Merida and Zulia, have not had power since Thursday.

On Saturday, President Maduro told crowds at the end of a
pro-government rally that a large scale attack against the country’s
electric infrastructure had taken place on Thursday afternoon. He
pointed the finger at the US, stressing the high level of sophistication
of the alleged aggression and adding that efforts to restore power were
set back by a new cyber attack on Saturday morning.

Maduro announced that he was ordering a massive distribution of food
and drinkable water starting Monday, as well as efforts to secure the
normal functioning of hospitals. Water Minister Evelyn Vazquez announced
on Sunday that water tanks were being deployed while the water pumping
system was getting up to speed.

On Friday, Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez told press that a
cyberattack had taken place against the “Ardas” computerized system of
the Guri Dam, targeting 3 of the 5 generators and forcing the dam’s
turbines to stop. He added that Venezuela would present evidence of the
attack to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and to other
international bodies.

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UN Commission on Human Rights Says Israel’s Killing of Gaza Protesters Is An International War Crime


The UN Human Rights Council released a report on the Gaza ‘Great Return March’ stating there is a strong case for concluding that Israel committed International war crimes against demonstrators. 89 demonstrators were killed between March 30 and December 31, 2018. Of these,183 were killed with live ammunition, including 35 children, 3 health workers, and 2 members of the press. Only 29 were members of Palestinian armed groups. No Israeli soldiers were killed. Regarding the killing of children, health workers, and journalists, the commission found “reasonable grounds to believe that snipers shot them intentionally.” The commission concluded that the use of live ammo by Israel was unlawful and that Israeli soldiers engaged in disproportionate use of force. -GEG

The
United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council have released a powerful
report, on the Gaza ‘Great Return March’ demonstrations, stating that
they have grounds to believe Israel committed International War Crimes
against demonstrators during “large-scale civilian protests”.

The 22-page document has been
condemned by the Israeli government, as there is talk of Israel being
brought to the International Court of Justice and tried for war crimes
and violations of International Law against demonstrations that “were
civilian in nature”.

The commission conducted
325 interviews and meetings with victims, witnesses, government
officials and members of civil society, from all sides, and gathered
more than 8,000 documents, including affidavits, medical reports, open
source reports, social media content, written submissions and expert
legal opinions, video and drone footage, and photographs.”

Here are the most important points concluded in the report:

  • The
    commission found in the killings of 189 demonstrators between 30 March
    and 31 December 2018, 183 were killed with live ammunition, including 35
    children, 3 health workers and 2 members of the Press. Only 29 of those
    killed were members of Palestinian armed groups.
  • Only 4 Israeli snipers were lightly injured, none were killed by demonstrators.
  • 23,313
    Palestinian demonstrators were injured during the 2018 demonstrations,
    6106 with live ammunition, “contributing to the highest toll of injuries
    recorded in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 2005.
  • On the
    killing of child demonstrators, the commission found “reasonable grounds
    to believe that Israeli snipers shot them intentionally, knowing that
    they were children”.
  • On the
    killing of health workers, “the commission found reasonable grounds to
    believe that Israeli snipers intentionally shot health workers, despite
    seeing that they were clearly marked as such”.
  • On the
    killings of journalists, “the commission found reasonable grounds to
    believe that Israeli snipers shot journalists intentionally, despite
    seeing that they were clearly marked as such”.
  • The
    commission found that both male and female protestors were shot in the
    groin. The female victims told the commission they are now “unlikely to
    be able to have children”.
  • The policy
    of the Israeli Minister of Defense, was to deny passage to any person
    injured during demonstrations, causing unnecessary deaths and life
    changing injuries.
  • According
    to the commission, except in two possible cases, “the use of live
    ammunition by Israeli security forces against demonstrators was
    unlawful”.
  • Israel used a “disproportionate use of force”.
  • The
    “demonstrators were shot in violation of their right to life or of the
    principle of distinction under international humanitarian law”.
  • The
    commission found “reasonable grounds to believe that the excessive use
    of force by Israeli security forces violated the rights” of thousands of
    demonstrators who were peaceful.
  • The commission found “reasonable grounds” to believe that Israel violated “The Convention on the Rights of the Child”.
  • “Violations
    of international law, such as those committed by Israeli security
    forces and set out in this report, give rise to State responsibility…”.

The commission found serious human rights violations that may
constitute crimes against humanity and called on Israel to “Lift the
blockade on Gaza with immediate effect.

Read full article here…