This from a May 17, 2021 article from Al Jazeera, the Qatar owned and operated network which spans the world. “Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities around the world, from New York and London to Cape Town and Auckland, demanding an end to deadly Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip.The Israeli bombings on Gaza come after weeks of mounting tensions over the looming forced expulsion of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem that Jewish settlers have been trying to expel them from for decades.The situation escalated when Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City – the third-holiest site in Islam – and wounded hundreds of Palestinian worshippers during several days of violence. Protests broke out across the occupied territories and inside Israel. The Palestinian faction, Hamas, which governs Gaza, launched rockets towards Israel, after it missed a deadline to remove its forces from the mosque compound. A map was shown but here is a list of the cities worldwide. Al Jazeera promises to update the the list as more information becomes available.
The map and list below show the locations where sizeable protests have occurred. More protests are planned throughout the week in several cities worldwide. Cities where protests have taken place: Al Aqabah; Algiers; Amman; Ankara; Athens; Auckland; Baghdad; Basrah; Beirut; Benslimane; Bergen; Berlin; Birmingham; Boston; Bradford; Brighton; Bristol; Brooklyn; Brussels; Calgary; Cape Town; Casablanca; Chicago; Christchurch; Copenhagen; Cork; Daraa; Dearborn; Dhaka; Diwaniyah; Doha; Dublin; Dunedin; Edinburgh; Edmonton; Frankfort; Galway; Glasgow; Halifax; Hamburg; Hamilton; Irbid; Istanbul; Jacksonville; Johannesburg; Kampala; Karachi; Kashmir; Kensington; Khartoum; Krakow; Kuwait; Leipzig; London, Canada; London, UK; Los Angeles; Madrid; Mahdia; Manchester; Manhattan; Marrakesh; Melbourne; Michigan; Milan; Milwaukee; Mogadishu; Montreal; Nabatieh; Nairobi; Nelson; New York; Nicosia; Norwich; Oslo; Ottawa; Palmerston; Paris; Peshawar; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Pristina; Rabat; Raleigh; Rome; San Jose; Sandton; Saskatoon; Sao Paulo; Srinagar; Sydney; St. John’s; Stuttgart; Tehran; Tokyo; Toronto; Tripoli; Tunis; Vancouver; Vienna; Warsaw; Waterloo; Washington; Wellington; Whanganui.
But then, more news that directly affects Qatar. “An Israeli air strike targeted the Qatari Red Crescent Society (QRCS) office in Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding 10 others.
The organisation tweeted that its offices were attacked “by the Israeli occupation forces” on Monday. “The Qatar Red Crescent condemns the targeting of its headquarters in Gaza [and] reaffirms the need to allow relief teams to work in accordance with international humanitarian law,” it added. QRCS Secretary-General Ali bin Hassan Al Hammadi slammed the attack as a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention, of which Israel is a signatory. Qatar’s foreign ministry also condemned the “Israeli occupation’s bombing of the Red Crescent Society Building”, adding that “the targeting of humanitarian and media institutions is a clear violation of international law, humanitarian norms and values”.
But an added condemnation came from another source, it was contained in an Al Jazeera May 17, 2021 article.”United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has not seen any Israeli evidence of the Hamas operating in the Gaza building that housed residences, offices and media organisations – including Al Jazeera and The Associated Press – that Israel destroyed on Saturday.Blinken said on Monday he has asked Israel for justification for the strike. The Israeli military, which gave journalists and other building occupants about an hour to evacuate, claims that Hamas used the building for a military intelligence office. “Shortly after the strike we did request additional details regarding the justification for it,” Blinken said from Copenhagen, Denmark. He declined to discuss specific intelligence, saying he “will leave it to others to characterize if any information has been shared and our assessment that information”. But he said, “I have not seen any information provided.” Israeli military spokesman Lt Gen Jonathan Conricus told CNN on Sunday, “We’re in the middle of fighting. That’s in process and I’m sure in due time that information will be presented.” We’re not standing in the way of diplomacy, on the contrary, we are exercising it virtually non-stop,” Blinken told a news conference with Denmark’s foreign minister when asked why the US had blocked a United Nations Security Council statement condemning Israel’s military response.
Washington, a strong ally of Israel, has been isolated at the UN over its objection to a public statement by the council because it worries it could harm diplomacy behind the scenes.
Blinken said Israel has the right to defend itself, but that he had been alarmed that journalists and medical workers had been put at risk, in particular, after Israel destroyed the tower block in Gaza housing a number of media outlets.” The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, known by its French acronym RSF, said in a letter to the court’s chief prosecutor that the offices of 23 international and local media organisations have been destroyed over the past six days.The RSF said it had strong reason to believe that the Israeli military’s “intentional targeting of media organizations and intentional destruction of their equipment” could violate one of the court’s statutes. It said the attacks serve “to reduce, if not neutralize, the media’s capacity to inform the public”.Saleh Hijazi, deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, told Al Jazeera Israel was trying to hide what it was doing in Gaza and to the people of Gaza, adding that Amnesty has been prevented from entering the enclave since 2012.“We now have an International Criminal Court investigation open on the situation in the Palestinian territories since 2014. We call on the ICC to look into this incident,” he said, referring to the bombing of international media offices by Israeli forces.
“Even if there is a legitimate military target there, it is disproportionate to attack a building in such a manner,” Hijazi added.
“Such a disproportionate attack amounts to war crime. In addition, this follows a pattern of collective punishment against the Palestinian people in Gaza.” Sally Buzbee, AP’s executive editor, said the agency has had offices in al-Jalaa tower for 15 years and it was never informed or had any indication that Hamas might be in the building. She said the facts must be laid out.”
All of this is most alarming. Israel is acting with total impunity, in a stupendous show of arrogance and aggression. In the midst of all of this – where is freedom of the press, why are not any of these atrocities receiving the attention that is deserved. So much of the media, owned and controlled by Jews moan about anti-Semitism. I have said in this blog before – I am NOT anti-Semitic but I am anti arrogance and anti aggression.
It is rather pathetic that strong condemnation has to come from the blog of a little old lady born in Saskatchewan. But the whole world is listening – look at the statistics of this blog even before I took on Israel. And I am taking on Israeli. It is my considered viewpoint that Allah must step in. It is a possibility as Israeli has been warned.
Here is the good news. My close up glasses have been found. Therefore, Ebn Saud’t First Pronouncement can be read and then conveyed to the world.
Stupendous is defined as extremely impressive. Its synonyms are: immense, vast, giant, gigantic, massive, monumental, mammoth, elephantine, gargantuan, prodigious, huge, very large, great, enormous, mighty, titanic, Herculean, Brobdingnagian; informal jumbo, bumper, monster, humongous, whopping, astronomical, mega; ginormous. ANTONYMS minute, tiny.
The display of arrogance and aggression by Israel is elephantine, gargantuan, prodigious, mighty, titanic Herculean, whopping, astronomical but mostly humongous.
A photograph of King Ibn Saud with the caption. King bn Saud has the fine head of an Old Testament patriarch, the hooded eyes of an Arab Carrie and granite face of a Moslem Fundamentalist. There is also a photograph behind palace walls “in the cool of the afternoon, the moving columns of back clothing are Arab women, perpetually veiled in public. In Arabia adultery is, of course, punished by death for both the man and woman a a woman’s main field of activity is the harem. The mass of loose clothing worn by desert Arabs is really the only way to keep relatively cool in the awful heat.”
Goodbye until tomorrow! I do trust that Allah will keep me safe. If not, I will not have to worry about where I am going on Judgment Day. The Islamic faith is most rational and rational minds must know that I am taking on Israel, which I am and die I shall not be going to hell and damnation.