Friday, March 16, 2012

Israel’s moral bankruptcy at it’s Heights as it tries to get Human Rights Activist @KhuloodBadawi fired - post by @occpal

Originally published by the blog titled Occupied Palestine: Blogging 4 Human Rights and the Liberation of Palestine at

March 16, 2012 by @occpal
This world needs more people like @KhuloodBadawi

In the newest Israeli “witch-hunt” the dying propaganda machine of zionism has taken an aim on Khulood Badawi, a human rights activist and demands UN fires Khulood Badawi  over a ‘false Gaza’ picture
The “State of Israel’s success” solely consists due to a very ingenious propaganda campaign which might have been effective for some decades.  Nowadays it is fighting a severe “battle” online itself to sustain the myths it created, while in crescendo the social media create awareness, spread real facts in real time as well while Israel is running behind the technological developments,  possibilities but foremost it’s impact.

What happened?

On March 10, 2012  at 10:26 PM this  picture  posted on Facebook with the text :
“Palestine is bleeding… Another innocent victim of Israeli terror… in peace the son’s bury their father’s but in war the father’s bury their son’s…”
At the same moment it was tweeted automatically by the API of the facebook page posting the picture as you can see in the details and timestamp of the tweet below. Your attention please, the post does not even mention a date nor a momentum of the time of the picture concerning any event, it just recalls a child is dead an carried to the grave. Nothing more or less.

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Many people reacted shocked, especially because at the time Israel was pounding Gaza and had slained several Palestinians already. In total 27 people have lost their lives since the attacks on Gaza started on March 9, 2012. At twitter many people and human rights activists tweeted the picture too like @ManaraRam. Kindly notice again, even this tweet does not contain no date nor does it mention it happened at any particular day at all.

Nevertheless, paid hasbara troll Avi Mayer immediately took an aim at her with the next tweet:

It was only @AviMayer in person who started creating a suggestion in the first place the picture was taken “today”. Mentioned before, neither the facebook page nor ManaraRam’s tweet mentioned these words or facts about any date but calls on his hasbararecruits to join him in questioning @ManaraRam.
In this xcellent blogpost by @ManaraRam she answers the incitement of AviMayer and the pathatic hasabra campaign against her by paid bloggers and the @IDFSpokesperson.

Now what has this all to do with Khulood?

Not only Khulood – but at the moment of composing this blogpost-  94 others shared the facebook post again – without mentioning any relation to any event – and 64 people commented on it. Khulood Badawi’s tweet was not even a retweet of the initially by Avi Mayer attacked tweet. (!)  Just compare the FB post and Khuloods’ tweet you will notice they are very similar although Khulood’s version is a grammatical correcter version of the initial post on Facebook – and again – I want to emphasize, no date nor related event is mentioned.

Remains, the accusation only made by Avi Mayer it is related to the bombings on Gaza on that same day.
The one inciting to go ‘ en masse’ and  ‘en garde’ for questioning this, is also Avi Mayer and no one else.
Which did not result by the way in any “questioning” but in the usual very low standard and “no moral at all” smears and offenses which not even relate to any even in the least:
And not only Khulood but ManaraRam received likewhise offenses:

Translation from hebrew of this tweet to @ManaraRam “Your mother is garbage, you ugly ‘Arab-ushi’’.

In the meanwhile…

Another “paid spokesperson” of the most “moral army” in the world @ofirgendelman  tweeted deliberately a picture and accusation.  Kindly notice, this tweet contains a direct link (no suggestion) to Gaza, with a picture depicting a woman protecting a child as if it were actually happening at the very moment while the original picture was taken by Reuters in 2009 and among other places can be found here.

The original photo’s description is: “An Israeli woman and her two children take cover during a rocket attack near Kfar Aza, just outside the northern Gaza Strip January 7, 2009.”  This is during the Cast Lead war on Gaza in which Israel slained over 1500 people of which 352 children with no place to go nor hide. For the right perspective you can view this album which contains the by Ofir Gendelman tweeted picture as well, to get an idea of the context.

But Ofir Gendleman did not send an apology for his incitement. Of course not. These spokespersons are online and paid to spread lies. In stead,  hasbara launched the facebook picture into it’s usual mainstream channels to create even more hatred, propaganda and more lies like here: in Washington Post of March 15, 2012 : “Israeli official, Palestinian activist tweet outdated photos in competition for support” making it look like it is an ordinary low moral “media-battle” for sympathy.

Let’s take a little trip back to history…

The tweets of the by Avi Mayer instructed offenders already show the disrespect and immorality. But we love facts. So to put this in te right perspective and factualities:  At the time, the woman was in alleged danger laying on the ground with her child, zionists we’re enjoying the massacre on Gaza, rejoicing and even dancing on the hill celebrating the ongoing onslaught:

From a hill just outside the Gaza Strip, Israelis watch the air assaults on Gaza and dance in celebration of the attacks, 8 January 2009. (Picture by Newscom)

The Date does not change the Deed!

But let’s stay close to the facts and dates. Which do not change the deed at all.  We have an Israeli firster now demaning to UN the firing of an employee for a tweet which does not even mention a date. Only displays a deed. Depicts it literally. You can’t hide these facts. Although Israel is very successful in removing content of the internet which could be harming them in any way possible.

1 Shot, 2 Kills (Click to enlarge)

Like the picture of the rejoicing zionists, they did not make a point of that at the time taken. Neither about more worse footage. No,  they even printed t-shirts about it and made a booming business out of the sickening reality of the zionist mindset: 1 shot 2 kills.  Shocking. Very shocking. But reality and above all, timeless displaying the real face of zionism. And what they try to hide. More images of this “Fashion-Show” can be found here  (Warning : very graphic content) To hide this ugly reality Israel has the urgent need to mute people.

Truth doesn’t bother Israel, Buttons do: to Mute. From tweeting to termination

And “Israel” pushes literally all buttons to distort the reality, mute those who are speaking, writing, block those who could possibly recall or relate. Target press, demolish their equiment, raid TV stations, shoot, target, harass and detain journalists and photographers, kill non-violent protesters like Mustafa Tamimi (in which case they lied too) and many more before him, and attempt to silence people like Khulood as well.  If it could it would silence any on- or offline activist which even could relate or recall about the reality or facts of the occupation in all it’s appalling aspects in the first place.

To prevent this “Israel” even launched (again) a 10 Million NIS campaign to learn it’s “diplomats” to spread propaganda on twitter. In the blogpost  Truth does not bother Israel, Buttons do you can convince yourself of all ways deployed by the hasbara (propaganda) machine of zionism to take care you will not hear any facts or they will be altered, hence, even history is being changed.

Palestinians, already in an hacked digital occupation aside their physical siege and restrictions shouting out to the world for justice and for awareness. While Israel even tests complete blackouts to mute their voices literally from getting outside the occupied territories.

Yet… communication is an essential human need and a  human right.
Free speech is a human right.

And your, mine right to information is also a human right (Art 19 ICCPR)

Web War Declaration

For years now and especially since the introduction and swift developments of media in particular social media “Israel’s hasbara machine” is working overtime to prevent the truth from reaching you. Students get paid 2000$ a month for spreading propaganda 5 hours a week on social media. Let’s do some math, this is about 92$ an hour so they dish you lies.

This is one of the “toolkits” which are used by zionism to instruct the “recruits” which were called to duty in a genuine WEB WAR DECLARATION

When it can’t prevent witnesses, it’s prevent them from becoming one

But it does not end in the virtual world. This entity called “Israel’s hasbara” trying to “terminate” Khuloods contract at the UN now, previously posted online a non discriminate and public hitlist against activist planning to travel on the #Flotilla2. To prevent they even boarded because this hitlist appeared online long before sails were raised.

In another event, Israel prevented #Airflotilla Israel manipulated and lobbied around till even activists were prevented in their country of origing to board flights. Children young as 5 and 6 years old were blacklisted on paper records to be prevented from boarding and airways ordered to keep them off the airplanes. Tagged as terrorists.

Those who managed to enter were detained immediately, abused and mistreated like criminals, denied a lawyer up to the very last of them.

Not long after this event, on the same internet a terrorlisted  affiliated organisation LDJ in France, connected to the Meir Kahane offspring Kach movement imported militants with experience for a rampage in the west bank of Palestine. Don’t fall for zionist rethoric they defended the settlements.

More hidden facts you have not been told….

In reality whenever a Palestinian even comes near one he will loose his life immediately. In Operation Summer Seeds Israel even equiped these illegal settling newcomers, granted them weaponry, attacking dogs and even trained them to use it. You can watch the full album of equipment, training and related posts and photography here.

All this under the pretext of Palestinians going to the United Nations (the same UN which is asked now to fire Khulood Badawi)  for a statehood bid and to train for protection against possible uprisings in the light of the statehood bid.

Protest which are mostly as not always suppressed with heavy violence even before they start. For an impression watch the category demos or videos. Most non-violent demos are muted before they start and after that even people in houses are attacked, indentified, photographed to be arrested and jailed afterwards even if they have done nothing at all staying arbitrary detained like Khaled Zawahre who was arrested on June 5, 2011 and served almost 9 months in prison for flashing a peacesign.

It get’s more pathetic…

To prevent people even arriving at the non-violent demos, Israel pulls all out of the closet to prevent people from arriving there. On July 29, 2012 tweep @Abou_Charlie was stalled at a checkpoint on his way to a non violent demo when his cellphone was stolen and hijacked by an Israeli soldier to send out lies. But we know our tweeps, and some online activists caught the soldier tweeting lies redhanded. You can read it all here.

Today in the article of Israeli media which is inciting accusations at the address of Khulood Badawi media states “Israel” is watching her for a while and observing her activities. Of course we do too. That is why this was captured: a soldier yelling: “We Follow you at  Twitter!

So for all who still do not have the picture here. The weak spot of Israel has become a pornographic visibility. Their biggest fear: TRUTH. Witnesses, mouth-to-mouth stories, facebook posts, tweets and if they are not distinctive enough Israel has people like Avi Mayer, Gendelman to make something out of it, or Like Leibovitch who seems to receive an extra bonus for every time she tweets the word “terror”. It makes me wonder if these servants of the most moral army also earn 92$ an hour like the hasbara-recruits.  Electronic Intifada did an extensive investigation into this matter of the use of student to spread state propaganda.

Not only pathetic, it get’s even sickening…

Not so long ago the IOF needed some serious profiling in the positive way so it orchestrated a video recommending the great aspects of the Israeli army. Boasting about saving lives, giving the helping hand, while in reality it keeps shutting mouths litterally even untill death. The most appalling hasbara might be their statement of their assistance in delivering babies.

In reality Israel targets pregnant women. 35 babies died in stillbirth at checkpoints because restrictions of movement are imposed on Palestinians. 18.000 women a year develop complications in their pregnancy due to these racist policies. These racist restrictions and the devastating shocking effects are described in a newly published report by the Israeli Physicians for Human Rights.

71 women gave birth at checkpoints. No news though neither. Already in 2003 Gideon Levy described in an article the lethal effects of Israel’s policies towards pregnant woman. And in this video you can witness it for yourself.

But news never gets out. Until Israel by accident X-Rays several times American and pregnant journalist Lynsey Addario and endagering her unborn baby and her life.

Tweeting with the army

As “Israel” seems to be paranoia spying on activists tweets, activists 24/7 also watch what is going on. Spokespersons of the “Israeli online twitterforces” are sometimes confronted with their lies instantly. Like in the case of Mustafa Tamimi where @SamiKishawi exposed the lies of the spokespeople who were shamelessly in the process of demonizing a non violent protester who just was murdered.

Not at the scene, not even informed just throwing up propaganda and creating a sphere of hostility and eternally hiding behind the so called security threats. Of a unarmed man, in a t-shirt,  shot by a till teeth protected soldier sitting inside a jeep btw, and violated already all rules of engagement of the army itself as well as international law by firing riot dispersal ammunition directly at the head of Mustafa Tamimi. Obstructing medical care, ignoring calls from (online) activists and eventually even lied about the circumstances in the hospital were he died.

To attack afterwards with great brutality even the funeral of Mustafa Tamimi as well as the press present (as usual). You can watch the video here.

Back to Khulood…

Why Khulood? She was not even initiating the launched picture of 2006. If you use google photo search you will see the same picture was used by tens of websites accompanying (also misplaced) posts about Operation Cast Lead or white phosphorus, illegal weaponry posts all over the web. Israel did not take no action there.Why ManaraRam? She got immediately attacked by Avi Mayer who in the end, cause this buzz himself with making the insinuation and inciting people against Khulood and ManaraRam.

Actually Khulood is being framed. If you read the story above you might have noticed that Israeli hasbara picked her out later to put her on the front of a smear campaign to enforce their very misplaced claim at the UN to fire her. The same United Nations of which Israel is a member and vowed to obey by it’s ruling and laws. The regulations, it is violating every day.

As an online activist I met many collegue activists online but seldom you meet sincere and genuine people like Khulood Badawi who embody all principles of Humanity in the fullest sense of the word. She not only speaks it out in respect and in clarity, never transgressing the lines, always states clear facts and events. Reliable and with a real big heart for her people in word and deeds.

Even withing the Israeli “society itself” resistance is growing against the propaganda which is damaging Judaism as well and reports about “Tweets and Silence of Propaganda war”.  Also +972 Magazine covered immediately the story by posting a blogpost In propaganda battle, PM Spokesperson tweets old photo.

The Washington Post as well as many by hasbara influenced media in the meanwhile covering the story ignoring the fact Khulood nor ManaraRam, nor any of the activists online stated what Israel names as an accusation. Furtheron, it is quite embarassing main stream media’s skills have sunk to levels beyond imagination that all the facts mentioned above, with all the proof and even many agencies own experiences with apartheid against their press-employees have made in the past years.

Journalism died.  And if we don’t act and open our eyes, create the awareness this silencing, until death keeps going on. Literally muting from tweeting until termination.

In defense of Khulood Badawi I want to ask you to spread this post and appeal to the UN not to give into the demands of Israel. Israel first needs to meet it’s obligations to International law and regulations as well as human rights which Khulood as a person, unregarded her profession also has: Free Speech.

We, as online activists will not let them silence us to spread the truth and create awareness about the atrocities which are imposed on Palestinians, not will we allow to silence our people, our supporters and those who  are fighting for the cause and humanity in any way possible.
And to our Sister Khulood we want to say, you are not alone. We will fight for you too. We will never give up and the world needs more people like you.

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