Several witnesses observed and reported to FPMag that three Palestinians were shot by Israeli police inside the Old City of occupied Jerusalem on Thursday. A few hours later, US President Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu banned from Israel two outstanding women from a fact-finding mission of Congress. The planned effort of US Congressional Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is banned. They are members of The Squad.
Would not transparency be paramount at a time when all sides commit atrocities?
Outright Zionism has been the staple fare of Palestinian media of late and it also has not gone unnoticed.
A UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination heard Chinsung Chung of South Korea, a special rapporteur for the Palestinian Authority’s review by the committee, say, “Several NGO reports [including The RINJ Foundation] pointed out antisemitic and anti-Israel prejudice and incitement to hatred, especially in the media and speeches of state officials.”
Member Chinsung Chung asked, “Can the state party provide any explanation in this regard.”
Leaked information and even videos about the horrid abuse of Palestinian children has many human rights activists and elected officials around the world aghast. More information is needed and the US Congress was on that mission when it was blocked by the efforts of the reportedly racist White House.
“Israeli interrogators are relying on verbal abuse, intimidation and threats to apparently inflict mental suffering for the purpose of obtaining a confession,” said Brad Parker, attorney and international advocacy officer at Defense for Children.
Israel has a law that allows police to “imprison a minor convicted of crimes such as murder, attempted murder or manslaughter even if he or she is under the age of 14.”
Israel has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the world that systematically prosecutes between 500 and 700 children arrested from the occupied West Bank in military courts each year.
“Three out of four Palestinian children endured some form of physical violence following arrest, and 97 percent of children had no parent present during the interrogation or access to legal counsel,” says a report to the European Parliament.
US Congress is to be blocked from fact finding.
AP reported at 6:10pm Thursday that Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely, told Israel Radio in an interview Thursday that “Israel has decided not to allow” Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to visit as planned.The deputy foreign minister said it is in keeping with a policy of denying entry to those who advocate boycotts of Israel.
Some people nearly fell out of their chairs around the world.
This followed President Donald Trump tweeting that “it would show great weakness” if Israel allowed them in.
“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace,” wrote Donald Trump on Twitter
“This is not what Yoni Netanyahu died for,” says elderly friend.
The Thursday ban from visiting Israel is because these two elected officials (see photo below) criticized Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. “The ban is a dangerous precedent and proof that neither Trump nor Netanyahu are fit statesmen,” said Isaac Kaften, an Israeli lawyer from Tel Aviv. “They are better suited to apartheid,” added the elderly gentleman who was once a friend of Yoni Netenyahu, the Israeli PM’s brother who led the raid on Entebbe and died that day.
Photo Art/Cropping/Enhancement/Editing: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag
The picture and its story: Two Congressional representatives of a large number of American people were planning a fact-finding trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
They wanted to learn truth.
“It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace,” wrote Donald Trump.
Following Trump’s Twitter-missive to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr. Netanyahu responded saying Israel “is open to all visitors and all criticism,” but will bar entry to Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar over their support for boycotts now in place against Israel.
Netanyahu’s office issued a statement Thursday saying, “it became clear that they are planning a trip whose [sic] sole purpose was strengthening the boycott and negating the legitimacy of Israel.”
“Don’t shut out American elected congresswomen from visiting,” said presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
More than half the countries in the world share the opinions of US Congressional Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Senator Amy Klobuchar says she does not share those opinions.
Opinions change as truths are shared. Blocking the sharing of truth is the work of people who have no honesty. On this week’s evidence, this forever more can be said about Donald John Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, that they are dishonest men. – FPMag