Monday, January 19, 2009

War in Gaza - RESOURCES

Other Resources:

Action: Contact Elected Officials
-- AIPAC will help you craft letters to Members of Congress, urging them to vote for a resolution supporting Israel's right to self-defense:
-- ADL’s site will help you send a message to Congress, urging your Senators and Representatives to support Israel’s right to self-defense:

Action: Support the Soldiers
-- Send a smile and a message to an IDF soldier – let them know how much you appreciate their courageous efforts!
-- Send the soldiers some love through A Package From Home:

Petition: Support Israel
-- Consider signing ADL’s petition to the UN Security Council, supporting Israel and condemning the UN’s "equivalency" between Hamas's terrorism and Israel's attempts to eliminate that terrorism:

Stay Informed: Hamas’s Human Shields
-- Hamas Exploitation of Civilians as Human Shields (Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center):
-- Aerial photographs in this report: Hamas Use of the Civilian Population of Gaza as Human Shields:
-- Hamas representative Fathi Hamad stating the terror group’s use of human shields:
-- News flash on Palestinian television, which states, “Following a threatened airstrike – Hamas calls upon all Gaza children to gather near the house of Abu Hatal in the A-Shouqaf quarter, in order to form a human shield”:
-- UN Humanitarian Affairs Chief John Holmes blasts Hamas for its "cynical" use of civilian facilities in Gaza:
-- Reports from Gaza residents regarding Hamas’s use of human shields by hiding in civilian homes and stairwells, UNRWA ambulances, and mosques:,7340,L-3651783,00.html
-- More reports from Palestinian sources of Hamas officials hiding in hospitals and taking refuge near Red Cross and UN buildings:
-- In this report, Gaza residents recount how Hamas fighters appropriated their civilian homes as bases, mined them as booby-traps, and returned after the war to retrieve weapons and ammunition:,1518,603203,00.html
-- Reports from a Gaza family of how Hamas turned their farm into a “fortress”:
-- Italian paper: Gazans say Hamas kept them in houses used by gunmen, Haaretz:
-- Hamas tried to hijack ambulances during Gaza war, Sydney Morning Herald:
-- Mohammed Shriteh, a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance driver, says that Hamas would lure the ambulances into the heart of a battle to transport fighters to safety:
-- Talal Safadi, an official in the leftist Palestinian People's Party, said that Hamas fighters were firing from positions all around the hospital in Gaza City:
-- A Palestinian resident recalls how Hamas would use teenagers from civilian houses to shoot at Israel and then blame Israel for war crimes:,7340,L-3660423,00.html
-- Other Gaza civilians shouted at Hamas gunmen and urged them to leave the area so as to spare their lives; Hamas callously responded by calling them traitors:
-- More reports from Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that on the first day of the war Hamas ordered its gunmen to take off their uniforms; that the Hamas gunmen who participated in the fighting against the IDF were all dressed as civilians; and that the majority arrived at hospitals without their weapons or any other signs revealing their status as gunmen:
-- Old footage of Palestinian fighters using an ambulance as a troop-carrier:
-- Footage of Hamas firing rockets from a mosque:
-- Last year, terrorists fired rockets at Israel from a school in Gaza:
-- One Hamas fighter recounted how he takes cover in civilian homes after firing at Israelis:
-- Israel says Hamas leaders hide in foreign missions, Reuters:
-- Dichter: Hamas salaries paid at Shifa hospital, Amir Mizroch, Jerusalem Post:
-- UN envoy: Hamas uses Gazans as human shields, Yitzhak Benhorin,,7340,L-3655758,00.html
-- U.N. Agency That Runs School Hit in Gaza Employed Hamas and Islamic Jihad Members, Joel Mowbray, Fox News:,2933,479940,00.html
-- Video regarding Hamas’s use of civilians as shields:
-- Power Point presentation, showing how the IDF limits harm to civilians, whereas Hamas intentionally puts civilians in harm’s way:

Stay Informed: Educate Yourself
-- Key Facts (The David Project):
-- Israel’s Military Operation Against Hamas (Stand With Us, multimedia):
-- Israel’s War Against Hamas – A Primer:
-- Hamas escalation in the south:
-- Fact vs. Fiction in Gaza:
-- Hamas In Their Own Words:
-- Gaza Casualties: Civilian or Combatant? (CAMERA):
-- Israel Strikes Back (ADL):
-- Who is Hamas?:
-- Map of Gaza conflict:
-- Map of Israeli cities within range of rocket-fire from Gaza:
-- Memorandum of Understanding between Israel and the U.S. regarding the prevention of weapons smuggling to terrorists:{84dc5887-741e-4056-8d91-a389164bc94e}/MOU2.PDF

Educate Others
-- Help fight the war of words and ideas! See: You do not need to be an expert to make a difference! Help spread Israel’s side of the story to various media sites across the web. We will provide you with talking points, links, and videos for you to distribute and discuss online to show Israel's side of the story. If you choose to volunteer yourself to 10-20 minutes a day, please email Ron Kutas at with your Name, Email Address, and Country. Subject Title should read: "HelpUsWin Volunteer".
-- For Facebook users, consider “donating your status” to Qassam Count, which will automatically update your Facebook status either every time a rocket lands in Israel or once a day. Help let the world know about the number of Qassams and other rockets that hit Israel every day:

International Law / Law of Warfare
-- Did Israel use “Disproportionate Force” in Gaza?, Dore Gold:
-- International Law and the Fighting in Gaza, Justus Reid Weiner and Avi Bell:
-- Proportionality and Disproportionality: A Guide to Arguments about Gaza, Allan Gerson, Huffington Post:
-- Amnesty International’s criticism of Israeli action in Gaza distorts the law of war, Marc Stern, Jurist:
-- On Proportionality, Michael Walzer, New Republic:
-- Irwin Cotler: Hamas is a war crimes ‘case study’, Haviv Rettig Gur, Jerusalem Post:
-- The Phony War Crimes Accusation Against Israel, Alan Dershowitz, Huffinton Post:
-- Weighing Proportionality in Gaza, Alon Ben-Meir, Huffington Post:
-- The NGO Front in the Gaza War: Exploitation of International Law:

Media bias against Israel:
-- Fact Sheet – Disinformation From Gaza:
-- HonestReporting’s latest video:
-- French TV apologises over footage mix-up:

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