Conflict between Palestine and Israel escalates

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Historian talks history. But basically, a lot of current buzzwords only started being used about Israel because of Soviet propaganda.
Such as?

((It's also worth pointing out that the way international media outlets report on the conflict is in large part down to how American media and the American state choose to frame it)).
 

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I have the distinct impression that Israel is going to stop existing in my lifetime. I only hope the transition is bloodless
 

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Whilst technically true Israel helped build "the tunnels" -

The underground infrastructure was part of a modernization and expansion effort at Al-Shifa commissioned by Israel’s Public Works Department. “The Israeli civil administration in the territories constructed the hospital complex’s Building Number 2, which has a large cement basement that housed the hospital’s laundry and various administrative services,” according to a report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The room and tunnels under Al-Shifa were reportedly completed in 1983. Tablet magazine described the space as “a secure underground operating room and tunnel network.” Zippor’s son Barak, who began working at his father’s architecture firm in the 1990s, said that during the construction at Al-Shifa in the 1980s, the Israeli construction contractors hired Hamas to provide security guards to prevent attacks on the building site.

“You know, decades ago we were running the place, so we helped them — it was decades, many decades ago, probably four decades ago that we helped them to build these bunkers in order to enable more space for the operation of the hospital within the very limited size of this compound,” former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak told a visibly stunned CNN host Christiane Amanpour.

- it's not as if they were built specifically to be used by Hamas.
 
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"It's not me who's wrong, it's the world!"
Imagine being on the opposite side of MSF and the WHO and think you're right.




No real statement yet, but the rumor mill says she's backing out in solidarity with Melissa.
It's been confirmed that Jenna Ortega is indeed not part of Scream 7, but the official claim is schedule conflicts with Wednesday. Given the timing, however, I read "schedule conflicts" in the same tone as when someone quits a band over "creative differences".
 

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Whilst technically true Israel helped build "the tunnels" -

The underground infrastructure was part of a modernization and expansion effort at Al-Shifa commissioned by Israel’s Public Works Department. “The Israeli civil administration in the territories constructed the hospital complex’s Building Number 2, which has a large cement basement that housed the hospital’s laundry and various administrative services,” according to a report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The room and tunnels under Al-Shifa were reportedly completed in 1983. Tablet magazine described the space as “a secure underground operating room and tunnel network.” Zippor’s son Barak, who began working at his father’s architecture firm in the 1990s, said that during the construction at Al-Shifa in the 1980s, the Israeli construction contractors hired Hamas to provide security guards to prevent attacks on the building site.

“You know, decades ago we were running the place, so we helped them — it was decades, many decades ago, probably four decades ago that we helped them to build these bunkers in order to enable more space for the operation of the hospital within the very limited size of this compound,” former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak told a visibly stunned CNN host Christiane Amanpour.

- it's not as if they were built specifically to be used by Hamas.
To clarify: they were very much built, with the assistance of Israel's government, for the use of the Gaza health ministry-- which is run by Hamas.

They were never built for military use, which is not the same thing. But the IDF has not adequately proven that they were in use for any military purposes. They have unequivocally broken international law in assuming so.
 
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