by Jonathan Azaziah
The blood ain’t dry in Karrada. The pure blood of more than 300 martyrs didn’t even dry yet in Karrada for God’s sake, we’re still counting, identifying and mourning our fallen, and these ISIS maniacs unleash their hellishness on Iraqis once again. This time the target is the shrine of Sayyed Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Hadi, the son of Shi’a Islam’s Tenth Imam (A.S.) and the brother of Shi’a Islam’s Eleventh Imam Hassan al-Askari (A.S.), in the Salahuddine Province town of Balad. First a suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of the holy site and then terrorist gunmen opened fire on pilgrims in the midst of celebrating Eid al-Fitr. The martyr count is at least 37 and is expected to rise, as is the wounded count which currently stands at 62. This isn’t the first time Balad has been struck with murderous chaos. Just last May, MossadDaesh shooters opened fire on the Fourat Café, brutally and senselessly slaughtering 14 Iraqi Real Madrid fans gathering to discuss all the latest from the football world. Yesterday a harmless sports event. Today a sanctity. What will be hit tomorrow la sama7 ALLAH (God forbid)? It feels like there is no village, town, city or province in Iraq that doesn’t know bloodshed, heartbreak and trauma. Continue reading Iraqis In Balad Bleed Again: New ISIS Massacre At Holy Shrine At Salahuddine
by Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor
sraeli media outlets have been publishing, in an unprecedented move, the 2014 Gaza war diary since early April 2015. These documents discuss the Israeli army’s failures in the face of Hamas. The most serious Israeli avowal was that of Ofer Shelah, a member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, which was made public on April 2 and caused vehement reactions.
by Orouba Othman, Al-Akhbar English
The file of the reconstruction of Gaza has resulted in crude paradoxes, ones that will bring additional misery throughout the small enclave following the fragile ceasefire agreement. What most breaks the hearts of Gazans is that the same hands that dropped tons of explosives over their heads will shower them with their “charities,” and even benefit as a result. While they have paid the price with their blood, their slaughterers are rewarded by the reconstruction of the Strip, and by spying on them under the cover of the international community.
The Gaza Strip – Now that time has revealed what was hidden, it is clear that the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip will be a lucrative deal for many parties, namely the Palestinian Authority (PA), which is supposed to be moved by the sight of displaced Gazans sleeping in the open. However, it has turned a blind eye to this “rewarding” deal through two investment arms: the Palestinian Investment Fund and the Palestinian Economic Council for Development & Reconstruction (PECDAR). Via these two arms, large amounts of money will be channeled into the pockets of the Israeli company Nesher, which is contracted by the PA for the import of construction materials, particularly cement, while the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) gets a slice of the cake. Continue reading The Gaza ‘Pillage’ Troika: Israel, the PA, and UNRWA
(EDITOR’S NOTE: No doubt that it is a well-known fact that the usurping Zionist regime has been actively plotting to recapture the Sinai ever since it dismantled the criminal Jewish settlement of Yamit decades ago. To facilitate its reentry into the strategic Egyptian territory, the illegitimate Talmudic entity has been engaged in a full-blown intelligence war against Egypt for the last several years. But due to the extreme pro-“Israel” nature of the Sisi regime, which gave its approval to the genocidal assault on Gaza over the summer, questions have lingered as to why the Jewish gangster “state” has continued supporting Takfiri proxies ostensibly against its ostensible ally. Looks like the answer may have finally arrived. The Takfiris of Sinai, who have now pledged allegiance to Zionist tool and ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, have announced their intention to stop weapons from coming into illegally besieged Gaza — the same weapons being smuggled by Iran, Syria and Hizbullah to their brothers in the Palestinian Resistance — and there are fears growing in numerous circles of Hamas that the ISIS expansion into the Strip is a very credible, very imminent threat. We recall the brief war in Rafah, the southernmost point of Gaza, between Hamas and the Takfiri group Jund Ansar Allah, which resulted in the latter’s defeat and dozens dead. A similar and more catastrophic battle could most certainly take place now considering that the IOF assassinated Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar during Operation Protective Edge, as these three men were known for their anti-Takfirism and for their coordination of the uprooting of Jund Ansar Allah and like-similar Wahhabi-Takfiri terrorist groups. This horrific development, coupled with the new geopolitical clout of the Takfiris and the seemingly lackadaisical response to the growing ISIS problem from the political leadership of Hamas, which clearly does not want to offend its allies in Turkey and Qatar whom are still bankrolling Takfiri terrorists, including ISIS, in Iraq and Syria, is, for all intents and purposes, a recipe for a nightmare scenario. The calculations of “Tel Aviv” are quite simple: Due to its failure to strike the leadership of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the PFLP and other Resistance factions overtly in Cast Lead, Pillar of Cloud or Mighty Cliff, it is now resorting to the same covert unconventional military strategy which it has implemented in Syria as a way of weakening the Syrian Arab Army and Hizbullah. Therefore, there is only the *appearance* of a Zionist-Takfiri war on what some foolish commentators have had the gall to refer to as the “Arab nationalist” Egyptian military, an insult to martyred Egyptian giant Gamal Abdel Nasser if there ever was one; the real target of the Mossad-ISIS activity in the Sinai is Hamas and the other factions of the Falasteeni Mouqawamah. While we have faith in the Qassam Brigades to contain and ultimately overwhelm then bury the Zionist-designed ISIS threat, they need a free hand to do so, and if the Hamas political heads, particularly the treacherous, Doha-based Khaled Meshaal, don’t stop making token statements and start taking concrete action, then Zion’s barbarians will be inside the gates and the Palestinian refugees of the besieged Strip will be set for another round of bloodshed. Moreover, IGGIS, “Israel’s” Goy Golem in Iraq and Syria, will need another “G”, thus transforming it into IGGGIS, “Israel’s” Goy Golem in Gaza, Iraq and Syria. May ALLAH (SWT) prevent such darkness from unfolding and strengthen the resolve of the Palestinian Resistance. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading A New Zionist Plot Against Gaza: ISIS in Sinai poses threat to Hamas