by The Islander at Telegram
Israel-Gaza Conflict: January 9 (Recap)
1️⃣ Israel’s bombardment of Gaza continues, with deadly strikes on the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza and on Rafah in southern Gaza.
2️⃣ US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said during his trip to Israel that Palestinians in Gaza must be allowed to return home as quickly as possible.
3️⃣ Israel’s Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, welcoming Blinken to Israel in a social media post, repeated calls for the expulsion of Palestinians from Gaza.
4️⃣ The Israeli army confirmed nine more of its soldiers killed during fighting in Gaza, bringing to 187 the total who’ve died since the ground invasion began.
5️⃣ Several countries have expressed support for South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at ICJ
6️⃣ Israeli forces storm the city of Jenin and conduct raids across West Bank. Raids and arrests have also been reported in the following locations: the village of Bitello, northwest of Ramallah, Jalazoun camp (north of Ramallah) and the Al-Faraa camp, south of Tubas.
At least 23,210 people including 9,600 children, have been killed and 57,697 injured in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7. The revised death toll from the October 7 attack in Israel stands at 1,139.
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by Bernhard at Moon of Alabama
The New York Times has claimed that Israel is cutting back its brutal war in Gaza:
The Israeli military has begun a new and less intense phase of its invasion of Gaza, its chief spokesman said on Monday, after weeks of pressure from the United States and other allies to scale back an offensive that has caused widespread devastation and civilian deaths.
The Nation however finds that this is certainly not the case:
The Israeli Defense Forces spokesman, Radm. Daniel Hagari, gave the Times the interview that it used for its headline. But Hagari’s quotes never actually promise the “less intense phase” in the Times paraphrase. Hagari instead describes the focus of the pitiless Israeli campaign shifting southward—while his superiors in the Israeli government indicate that it could expand regionally.
The Times isn’t the only main stream media to lie about the war. CNN is routing all news through its Jerusalem bureau where an Israeli military censor takes care that everything is ‘sanitized’. This while the Washington Post is sending out its most Zionist reporter to write a hit piece about pro-Palestinian news sites.
The Canadian Broadcast Corporation is using harmless language to describe Israeli air attacks while it brutalizes reports of Hamas ground attack. It even justifies this:
“Different words are used because although both result in death and injury, the events they describe are very different,” Waugh wrote. “The raid saw Hamas gunmen stream through the border fence and attack Israelis directly with firearms, knives and explosives. Gunmen chased down festival goers, assaulted kibbutzniks then shot them, fought hand to hand, and threw grenades. The attack was brutal, often vicious, and certainly murderous.”“Bombs dropped from thousands of feet and artillery shells lofted into Gaza from kilometers away result in death and destruction on a massive scale, but it is carried out remotely,” Waugh continued. “The deadly results are unseen by those who caused them and the source unseen by those [who] suffer and die.”
All these censorship and disinformation efforts hide the reality of the brutal war from the western public.
This while the extremely brutal Israel attacks on Gaza continue as the occupation forces now move into the center of the strip:…
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