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Ezra Levant is a holocaust denier

24 Nov

In light of the recent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip, Eclipse News is devoting a whole week to covering Palestinian topics. Most of Canada’s mainstream media are complicit in Israeli war crimes and have utterly failed in their responsibility to report on the truth.

The following post is the third in this week’s special Palestine coverage.

By Evan Zenobia

OTTAWA – Sun News has unleashed a revolting media blitzkrieg in favour of Israel’s war crimes, aggression and murder of Gaza civilians.

One of the most disgusting instances in this media campaign was when star pundit Ezra Levant tried to advance his defence of Israel by denying that several holocausts had ever happened.

In his 21 November feature, “Standing Up for Israel,” Levant attempts to defend Israel’s aggression by painting a false equivalence between Palestinian resistance and the 1940s Nazi genocide of Europe’s Jews, saying “There’s no other country that faces existential threat the way Israel does, there’s no other people in the world, who, within living memory were the target of genocide.”

Such a statement is a grotesque denial of historical fact and an insult to the suffering of the many other victims of genocide. Between 1914 and1915, the Ottoman Empire carried out the systematic murder of almost two-million Armenians and almost one-million greeks. Levant, apparently, believes that Armenians and Greeks were never the target of genocide.

During the 1940s, Jews were not alone in the concentration camps, as the Nazis attempted the extermination of homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, persons with disabilities and Roma (or “Gypsies”). According to Levant, the holocausts of these peoples also never happened. Although, given Levant’s anti-Roma racism, maybe he feels the annihilation of half of Europe’s Roma population had it coming.

Then there’s the Ukrainian holodomor, the Rwandan genocide, the Bosnian genocide, the East Timorese genocide and the Sri Lankan Tamil genocide, all of which have been decades more recent than Nazi extermination of Jews. But, Levant denies that these holocausts ever happened.

Congratulations Sun News! Canada’s first major media outlet to give a holocaust denier his very own hour-long Prime Time program!

In any case, Israel is probably the best fortified state in history, year after year getting more foreign aid from the US than all of Africa. Two if Israel’s neighbours, Jordan and Egypt, have been at peace with the state for decades. Its other two neighbours, Lebanon and Syria, are each partially occupied by the Israeli Defence Forces. Israel faces no existential threat.

The Palestinian people, however, do. Consider Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai promising “[t]he more qassam fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah because we will use all our might to defend ourselves.” Or, the Interior Minister Eli Yishai’s declaration that “the goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.”

These remarks certainly demonstrate genocidal intent. And Israel’s forced displacement of hundreds of thousands, home demolitions, and most recent massacres certainly point to that as well.

But Levant is a holocaust denier. No matter how many Palestinians die, no matter how close they come to utter extermination, Levant will deny it.

Eclipse News recognizes the Palestine’s peril, and stands in solidarity with the friends and families of the victims of Israel’s genocidal machinations. Long live Palestine!

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Victims of the tragedy: the list so far

23 Nov

In light of the recent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip, Eclipse News is devoting a whole week to covering Palestinian topics. Most of Canada’s mainstream media are complicit in Israeli war crimes and have utterly failed in their responsibility to report on the truth.

The following post is the second in this week’s special Palestine coverage.

By Rachid Mehenni

OTTAWA – Below is a list of all those who have been killed in Gaza since this most recent conflict erupted.

Ahmad Al-Ja’bary, 52 years old.
2-Mohammed Al-hams, 28 years old.
3- Rinan Arafat, 7 years old.
4- Omar Al-Mashharawi, 11 moonths old.
5-Essam Abu-Alma’za, 20 years old.
6-Mohammed Al-qaseer, 20 years old.
7- Heba Al-Mashharawi, six-month pregnant, 19 years old.
8- Mahmoud Abu Sawawin, 65 years old.

9- Habis Hassan Mismih, 29 years old.
10- Wael Haidar Al-Ghalban, 31 years old.
11- Hehsam Mohammed Al-Ghalban, 31 years old.
12- Rani Hammad, 29 years old.
13- Khaled Abi Nasser, 27 year old.
14- Marwan Abu Al-Qumsan, 52 years old.
15- Walid Al-Abalda, 2 years old.
16- Hanin Tafesh, 10 months old.
17- Oday Jammal Nasser, 16 years old.
18- Fares Al-Basyouni, 11 years old.
19- Mohammed Sa’d Allah, 4 years old.
20- Ayman Abu Warda, 22 years old.
21- Tahrir Suliman, 20 years old.
22- Ismael Qandil, 24 years old.
23- younis Kamal Tafesh, 55 years old.
24- Mohammed Talal Suliman, 28 years old.
25- Amjad Mohammed Abu-Jalal, 32 years old.
26- Ziyad Farhan Abu-Jalal, 23 years old.
27- Ayman Mohammed Abu Jalal, 44 years old.
28- Hassan Salem Al-Heemla’, 27 years old.
29- Khaled Khalil Al-Shaer, 24 years old.
30- Ayman Rafeeq sleem, 26 years old.
31- Ahmad Abu Musamih, 32 years old.

32- Osama Musa Abdeljawad, 27 years old.
33- Ashraf Hassan Darwish, 22 years old.
34- Ali  Abdul HakimAl-Mana’ma, 20 years old

35`- Mukhlis Edwan, 30 years old.
36- Mohammed Al-Loulhy, 24 years old.
37- Ahmad Al-Atrush, 22 years old.

38- Abderrahman Al-Masri, 31 years old.

39- Awad  Hamdi Al-Nahhal, 23 years old.
40- Ali Hassan Iseed, 25 years old, killed in an attack on his motorbike in Deer Al-Balah, central Gaza, at 8:10 pm, Novebmer 17.

41- Mohammed Sabry Al’weedat, 25 years old.
42- Osama Yousif Al-Qadi, 26 years old.

In an attack on central Gaza, to the west of Al-Masdar area, at 9:10 pm, two more people people killed:
43- Ahmad Ben Saeed, 42 years old.
44- Hani Bre’m, 31 years old.

At 9:40 pm, Israel attacked Qdeih family’s house in west Khan-Younis, Southern Gaza and a woman got killed.
45- Samaher Qdeih, 28 years old.
46- Tamer Al-Hamry,  26 years old, died after being seriously injured in an attack on Deer Al-Balah.

On November 18, the fifth day of the Israeli ongoing aggression on Gaza:

Israeli warplanes shelled the house of Abu-Alfoul family in northern Gaza, killing two children and injuring at 13 at least, mostly children and women.

47- Gumana Salamah Abu Sufyan, 1 year old.

48- Tamer Salamah  Abu Sufyan, 3 years old.

An Israeli warplanes fired missiles at a house that belongs to the family of Abu Nuqira in Rafah killing one person:

49- Muhamed Abu Nuqira

An Israeli war plane fired a missile at a house in an agricultural land east of Bureij camp, in the Central Gaza Strip, killing one child and injuring 2 other children:

50- Eyad Abu Khusa, 18 months old.

Two people were killed, one of them a child, when an Israeli missile hit a beachfront refugee camp in Gaza City:

51- Tasneem Zuheir Al-Nahhal, 13 years old.

52- Ahmad Essam Al-Nahhal, 25 years old.

Medics also reported finding the body of woman under the rubble of a house in eastern Gaza City who had been killed in a strike earlier in the morning.

53- Nawal Abdelaal, 52 years old.

At 3:10 pm, November 18, Israel rocked a house belongs to Al-Dalou family in Sheikh-Redwan area, west Gaza, killing at least 10 people, including 4 women and 4 children.

54- Mohammed Jamal Al-Dalou, the father.

55- Ranin Mohammed Jamal Al-Dalou, 5 years old.

56- Jamal Mohammed Jamal Al-Dalou, 7 year old.

57- Yousef Mohammed Jamal Al-Dalou, 10 years old.

58- Ibrahim Mohammed Jamal Al-Dalou, 1 year old.

59- Jamal Al-Dalou, the grandfather.

60-  Sulafa Al Dalou, 46 years old

61- Samah Al-Dalou, 25 years old

62- Tahani Al-Dalou, 50 years old

63- Ameina Matar Al-Mzanner, 83 years old.

64- Abdallah Mohammed Al-Mzanner, 23 years old.

Soon after Al-Dalou massacre, 2 more were killed, a father and his son, in an attack on a car for water supply in northern Gaza.
65- Suheil Hamada, 53 years old.

66-Mo’men Suheil Hamada, 13 years old.

In an airstrike that targeted Nussairat camp after that two people were murdered and 10 at least got injured

67- Atiyya Mubarak, 55 years old.

68- Hussam Abu Shaweish, 35 years old.

69- Samy Al-Ghfeir, 22 years old, killed in an attack on Shijaiyya area, west Gaza.

70- Mohammed Bakr Al-Of, 24 years old, killed in an attack on Al-Yarmouk st. in Gaza city.
71- Ahmad Abu Amra, 42 years old.
72- Nabil Ahmad Abu Amra, 20 years old.
73- Hussein Jalal Nasser, 8 years old.

74- Jalal Nasser, 35 years old.

75- Sabha Al-Hashash, 60 years old.

At 1:00 am,  an Israeli warplane rocked a car in Rafah killing two people:

76- Saif Al-Deen Sadeq.

77- Hussam Al-Zeiny.

78- Emad Abu Hamda, 30 years old, killed after being seriously injured in as a drone fired a rocket at Beach camp, west Gaza.

79- Mohammed Jindiyya, mentally disabled, killed in an attack on Helles roundabout in Shijaiyya, west Gaza.

80- Mohammed Iyad Abu Zour, 4 years old.

81- Nisma Abu Zour, 19 years old.

82-Sahar Abu Zour

83- Ahed Al-Qattaty, 38 years old.

84- Al-Abd Mohammed Al-Attar, killed in an attack on Beit-Lahya, northern Gaza at 6:00 am.

85- Rama Al-Shandi, 1 YEAR OLD, killed  as four F16s airstrikes hit former security compound Al-Saraya in Gaza City.

86. Ibrahim Suleiman al-Astal, 46 years old.

87. Omar Mahmoud Mohammed al-Astal, 14 years old.

As a warplane rocked a motorbike in Khan-Younis, southern the Gaza Strip, two people were killed:

88. Abdullah Harb Abu Khater, 21 years old.

89. Mahmoud  Saeed Abu Khater, 34 years old.

An Apache warplane fired a rocket at a car in Al-Berka street in Deer Al-Balah, killing three people:

90. Rashid Alyan Abu Amra, 45 years old.

91. Amin Zuhdi Bashir, 40 years old.

92. Tamer Rushdi Bashir, 30 years old

93- Hussam Abdeljawad, killed as an F16 rocked his car in Saftawi street, northern Gaza, at 2:25 pm.

94- Ramadan Ahmad Mahmoud, 20 years old, died this morning after being seriously injured in an attack that hit Al-Maghazi camp, two days ago.

95- Mohammed Riyad Shamallakh, 23 years old, killed as IOF targeted a car in Tal Al-Hawa, southern Gaza city.

96- A’ed Radi

97- Ameer Al-Malahi.

98- Ramez Harb

99- Salem Sweilem

100- Muhammed Ziyad Tbeil, 25 years old,  killed in an attack than hit central Gaza.

At 6:55 pm, an Israeli warplane attacked Al-Bureij camp killing two people:

101- Arkan Harbi Abu Kmeil

102- Ibrahim Mahmoud Al-Hawajri

103- Khalil Shhada

104- Osama Shhada

106- Suhaib Fo’ad Hjazi, 2 years old.

107- Mohammed Fo’ad Hjazi, 3 years old.

108- Fo’ad  khalil Hjazi

109- Mohammed Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra, 20 years old.

110- Ahmad Tawfeeq Al-Nassasra, 18 years old.

111- Yahya Akram Ma’roof, 38 years old, a farmer killed at 9:20 am as an Israeli warplane attacked agricultural lands in Al-Atatra area, northern Gaza. Four other farmers were injured in this attack.

112- Yahya Mohammed Awad, 15 years old.

113- Bilal  Jihad Al-Barawi, 20 years old.

114- Mahmoud Rezq Salman Al-Zahhar, killed in an attack on Al-Mughraqa are in the middle of the Gaza strip.

115- Abderrahman Hamad Abu Hamza, 22 years old, killed at 12:10 pm in an Israeli attack on Mokhabarat buildings, west Gaza.

116- Mohammed Abed-Rabbo Yousef Bader, killed at 12:20 pm as IOF targeted Abu Tama’a family in Deer-AlBalah, in middle the Gaza Strip, at 12:20 pm.

117- Ahmad Khaled Doghmosh, died in Egypt after being transferred to a hospital in Egypt for being seriously injured in an airstrike that hit Tal Al-Hawa on November 18.

118- Ahmad Jameel Hamdan Doghmosh

119- Sobhi Nemer Mohammed Doghmosh

120- Salah Nemer Mohammed Doghmosh

121- Musab Mahmoud Rushdi Doghmosh

122- Ameen Mahmoud Asad Al-Dadda, 22 years old, killed in an Israeli attack on Baghdad street in Shijaeyya, west Gaza at 2:30 pm.

123- Mohamoud Rezeq Ashoor

124- Saqer Yousef Bulbul

125- Ayman Rafiq Abu Rashid, 50 years old, killed in an Israeli attack on Jabalia camp, northern Gaza.In the same attack, a 5-year-old girl was seriously injured.

126- Yosra Basil Murtada Al-Shawwa

127- Mahmoud  Ali Ahmad Al-Koomi

128- Hussam Mohammed Abderrahman Salama

At 6:10 pm, two more were killed in an attack on Beit-Hanoon, northern Gaza.

129- Mahmoud Mohammed Hussein Al-Zahry

130- Tareq Azmy Mustafa Hjeila

131- Mohammed Musa Abu Eisha, the manager of Al-Quds educational radio.

132- Hassan Yousef Al-Ostaz, 22 years old.

133- Ahmad Abed Abu Moor, 24 years old.

134- Khaled Abed Abu Moor, 19 years old.

At 9:00 am, two cousins were killed in an Israeli attack on Deer Al-Balah:

135- Mohammed  Ahmad Abu Sitta

136- Salem ‘Ayish Abu Sitta

137- Shawqi Abu Sneima, killed as Israeli warplane targeted his motorbike in Rafah.

138- Ibrahim Ahmad Mahmoud Hamad

139- Mahmoud Kahlil Al-Arja

At 9:25 am: an Israeli warplane  hit  two places in Northern Gaza:

140- Abdallah Asseela, killed in as attack on Tal Al-Za’tar, northern Gaza.

141- Mustafa Awad Abu Hamidan, killed in an attack on Al-Shafi’y mousque compound in Jabalia, northern Gaza.

At 11:20 am, an Israeli warplane attacked a group of people in Khan-Younis, killing a child:

142- Ahmad Abu’liyyan

143- Fares Esbeita, 25 years old, died at noon after being seriously injured in an attack on Shijaeyya, west Gaza.

144- Ameera Abu Nasser, 21 years old.

145- Ibrahim Abu Nasser, 70 years old.

146- Mohammed Adnan Al-Ash,22 years old,

Aharon Smadga, 49,

Itzik Amsalem, 24,

Mira Sharf, 26

147- Talal Al-Assaly

148- Ayman Talal Al-Assaly

149- Hadil Talal Al-Assaly

“You don’t have to be of a certain faith or ethnic group to support the Palestinians, you just have to be human”

22 Nov

In light of the recent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip, Eclipse News is devoting a whole week to covering Palestinian topics. Most of Canada’s mainstream media are complicit in Israeli war crimes and have utterly failed in their responsibility to report on the truth.

The following article is the first in this week’s special Palestine coverage.

By Evan Zenobia

OTTAWA – Grief hung in the air outside the University of Ottawa’s Morisset Library on Wednesday, as over one hundred activists gathered for a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the latest Gaza crisis.

With a huge Palestinian flag draped over concrete steps illuminated by candles, speakers solemnly devoted the event to the memories and the families of all those who have been killed—both Palestinian and Israeli—in the recent escalation of violence. Speakers made sure, however, to draw attention to the enormous imbalance between the numbers of casualties in each group: of the over 150 people who have been killed thus far, only five have been Israeli.

The humanitarian dimension of the crisis gripped the crowd, and some were moved to tears as they heard the names of relatives and friends in the list of victims.

“You don’t have to be of a certain faith or ethnic group to support the Palestinians,” said the representative from the Muslim Student Association, “you just have to be human.”

And indeed, the general mood among the vigil’s participants did not seem to be driven by religious or ethnic zeal, but by general humanitarian compassion.

“Once it’s over, give it 20 years, it will be remembered as a humanitarian tragedy,” said a political science student.

Still, there was no absence of hostility towards Israel’s military manoeuvres, which were roundly condemned as excessively violent and as war crimes. Speakers pointed to the Palestinian children killed in Israeli strikes as well as they miserable conditions of poverty and desperation endured by Gazans.

Not everyone there felt the blame should fall entirely on Israel, however. An Israel-sympathizer who observed the tail-end of the event told Eclipse News that “it’s great that this event is commemorating both sides,” but that he was concerned that too much blame was laid at Israel defeat.

“Hamas has taken no interest in governing Gaza,” he said, and argued that Israel has a right to defend itself from the Qassam rockets launched from the Gaza Strip.

The representative from the MSA, however, expresses a different view. “The people of Gaza want peace, but they want peace with justice,” she said. Certainly, the vigil did not celebrate or seek to justify violence on any side.

As the vigil came to a close, activists arranged the candles to spell out “free Gaza.” But with Israel’s tide blockade around the enclave and unconditional support from the Canadian government to Israel, liberty is likely still distant for the people of Gaza.

For balanced coverage of the Palestinian conflict, vigil participants recommend journalist Harry Fear, or to follow Palestinians through social media.

Don’t trust Sun Media.

Sun News guest calls slain pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie “Saint Pancake”

6 Sep

Rachel Corrie was an activist with the pro-Palestinian Internation Solidarity Movement who was crushed to death by an Israeli Defense Forces bulldozer while she protested the demolition of Palestinian homes. She had previously worked volunteering in campaigns to improve the well-being of poor and crushed Palestinian neighbourhoods.
Sun News thinks it appropriate to mock the dead. And they think decency is imperiled by sexuality and gays…

It’s just so tasteless I can’t even get angry enough to rant on about it. You can see the idiotic video here

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