Hamas attacks Israel

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
Doctor charged in ketchup vandalism of London, Ont. MP's office during pro-Palestinian protest
Dr. Tarek Loubani, 42, is charged with mischief for the alleged vandalism at Peter Fragistakos’s office on Oct. 22

Author of the article:Dale Carruthers, Beatriz Baleeiro
Published Nov 16, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 5 minute read
Dr. Tarek Loubani (middle) was protesting with about 40 other supporters of Palestine at the constituency office of MP Peter Fragiskatos in London on Wednesday November 15, 2023. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Dr. Tarek Loubani (middle) was protesting with about 40 other supporters of Palestine at the constituency office of MP Peter Fragiskatos in London on Wednesday November 15, 2023. (Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press)
Hours before he was arrested and charged with vandalizing a Liberal MP’s office, a London doctor and humanitarian activist accused police of trying to silence the pro-Palestinian protest movement.


Tarek Loubani, 42, is charged with mischief for the alleged vandalism at Peter Fragiskatos’s office on Oct. 22, when ketchup was sprayed on the front door and windows of the building at 231 Hyman St.

Investigators determined a group not affiliated with the demonstration stopped at the office, where one suspect removed a bottle of ketchup from his backpack and squirted it on the building before handing bottles of the condiment to three others to do the same, London police said.

Police identified all four suspects, three of whom entered a pre-charge diversion program, a process where police don’t lay a criminal charge against an individual arrested for a minor offence on the condition they take part in a rehabilitative program.


Loubani was arrested Wednesday night and released Thursday after appearing in court.

Peter Fragiskatos office vandalized
The downtown London office of Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos was vandalized with ketchup on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, by four people not affiliated with a pro-Palestinian rally, London police said. (Submitted photo)
“The London Police Service recognizes every person’s right to freedom of opinion, expression and peaceful assembly and are committed to protecting these rights,” police said in a statement Thursday.

“We will continue to take all measures necessary to ensure that citizens within our community feel safe and secure. Acts in violation of the law in the name of any cause will not be tolerated. All such acts will be investigated, and charges will be laid where appropriate.”

A police spokesperson declined to say whether the other three suspects sprayed ketchup on the building, citing the diversion program.

Loubani, who was part of a group of protestors who gathered outside of Fragiskatos’s office Wednesday, said police had recently showed up at his home multiple times while he was away doing humanitarian work overseas.


“I just arrived to London and I told them if they want to come get me, they can come get me,” he said in an interview Wednesday.

Loubani confirmed he was at the Oct. 22 protest but declined to say whether he sprayed the ketchup.

“Once we have the allegations, once we see the evidence, then I’ll make my defence, but until then, I’m not going to make my defence publicly. I want to see what the police have and what they say,” he said.

A photo posted on Loubani’s X account at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday appeared to show him being arrested.



Loubani’s lawyers, Arash Ghiassi and Riaz Sayani, released a statement after he was released from custody.

“The London police’s heavy-handed approach to political protest is this case is incompatible with the Charter right to freedom of expression. The police could have released Dr. Loubani immediately. Instead, they refused to release Dr. Loubani unless he agreed to a condition preventing him from protesting against MP Fragiskatos. Dr. Loubani refused to agree to such a condition and the police kept him in jail overnight,” the statement said.

Pro-Palestinian activists have been critical of Fragiskatos’s response to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that governs Gaza.

The long-simmering conflict was reignited on Oct. 7 when Hamas launched an attack on Israel that killed more than 1,400 people, most of them civilians, and took 242 people hostage, four of whom were later freed. Israel responded by attacking Gaza, a densely populated enclave of 2.2 million people, with airstrikes and a ground invasion. More than 10,000 people, including thousands of children, have been killed in the operation, now in its second month, according to Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry.


Tensions from the deadly conflict have led to massive demonstrations in cities across Canada calling for an immediate ceasefire. There have been weekly rallies in London, drawing hundreds of protesters.

Most recently, around 1,500 demonstrators gathered Sunday in Victoria Park before marching through downtown streets under police escort. A speaker at the event told those in attendance to email and call Fragiskatos to demand he call for an immediate ceasefire, something he has resisted.

Fragiskatos said his office has been bombarded with emails and calls, including one that was threatening and reported to police. The office has been the site of daily protests that continued on Thursday, forcing the office to close to constituents.


The three-term MP called the charge against Loubani “a police decision” and said he didn’t have a position on it.

“As with any police matter, it would be inappropriate for any elected official to comment on it,” Fragiskatos said.

“People have a right to express themselves. Those who are calling for a ceasefire have the right to do so . . . But I’ve made my point of view known as to why I don’t think that would be an affective course for the government of Canada to take.”

Fragiskatos has said a middle power such as Canada should focus on the humanitarian response to the conflict, rather than calling for a ceasefire, a demand only the United States is in position to make.

Shortly before his arrest, Loubani accused London police of trying to silence him.


“At the end of the day, for the police to show up at my home multiple times trying to arrest me over what, if the allegations are true, is fundamentally ketchup on a wall, it really does speak of attempting to sort of silence our protests and silence our dissent,” he said.

“I can’t imagine that this kind of offence warrants this kind of reaction. So to me, really, the police are kind of participating in the suppression of political speech here.”



Born in Kuwait, Loubani lived in Palestine as a child before his family came to Canada as refugees when he was nine, settling in Bathurst, N.B.


Loubani and Toronto filmmaker John Greyson, who grew up in London, made international headlines in 2013 when the pair was detained in Egypt while travelling to Gaza for a medical mission. The men were arrested in Cairo and spent more than 50 days in jail, accused of supporting the deposed president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

In 2018, Loubani was shot in the leg while treating patients injured in violent clashes in Gaza. He was part of a medical team testing 3D-printed tourniquets on wounded patients as protests unfolded in Palestinian territory.

Loubani, who studied family medicine at Queen’s University and emergency medicine at Western University’s Schulich school of medicine and dentistry, is authorized to practise at Victoria Hospital, University Hospital and St. Joseph’s in London, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario.

Loubani is an associate professor at Western University, according to the school’s website. University officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

dcarruthers@postmedia.com

bbaleeiro@postmedia.com
LDN20231115DR005.LF_-scaled-e1700151051890[1].jpg
 

Attachments

  • IMG_7216-scaled-e1698079937319[1].jpg
    IMG_7216-scaled-e1698079937319[1].jpg
    141.9 KB · Views: 16

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
House votes to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her Israel-Hamas rhetoric in a stunning rebuke
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Farnoush Amiri
Published Nov 08, 2023 • 4 minute read

WASHINGTON — The House voted late Tuesday to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — the only Palestinian American in Congress — an extraordinary rebuke of her rhetoric about the Israel-Hamas war.


The 234-188 tally came after enough Democrats joined with Republicans to censure Tlaib, a punishment one step below expulsion from the House. The three-term congresswoman has long been a target of criticism for her views on the decades-long conflict in the Middle East.


The debate on the censure resolution on Tuesday afternoon was emotional and intense. Republican Rep. Rich McCormick of Georgia pushed the measure in response to what he called Tlaib’s promotion of antisemitic rhetoric. He said she has “levied unbelievable falsehoods about our greatest ally, Israel, and the attack on October 7.”

With other Democrats standing by her side, Tlaib defended her stance, saying she “will not be silenced and I will not let you distort my words.” She added that her criticism of Israel has always been directed toward its government and its leadership under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


“It is important to separate people and government,” she said. “The idea that criticizing the government of Israel is antisemitic sets a very dangerous precedent. And it’s been used to silence diverse voices speaking up for human rights across our nation.”

That criticism reached new heights after the Oct. 7 attack by the terrorist group Hamas left hundreds of Israelis dead and scores injured. Tlaib, who has family in the West Bank, came under heavy reproval after she failed to immediately condemn Hamas after the attack.

All Democrats initially stood by Tlaib and helped defeat the first censure resolution against her last week. But since then, many of her colleagues, including prominent Jewish members, have become more conflicted about her rhetoric about the war, especially because of a slogan she has used frequently that is widely seen as calling for the eradication of Israel.


Ultimately, more than 20 of them joined Republicans on Tuesday night to censure her after an effort to shelve the measure failed earlier in the day.

The latest censure push resulted in a dramatic vote on the House floor amid political tensions over the ongoing, deadly Israel-Hamas war. While the majority of both parties have historically stood firmly on the side of Israel, divisions have emerged in the Democratic Party about the American response.

Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., the lone Democrat to vote with Republicans on Tuesday to advance the censure resolution, said he believed it was important to debate the slogan “from the river to the sea.”

“It is nothing else but the call for the destruction of Israel and murder of Jews,” the Jewish Democrat said. “I will always defend the right to free speech. Tlaib has the right to say whatever she wants.”


He added, “But it cannot go unanswered.”

While the censure of a lawmaker carries no practical effect, it amounts to severe reproach from colleagues, as lawmakers who are censured are usually asked to stand in the well of the House as the censure resolution against them is read aloud. But the resolution against Tlaib did not call for the public admonishment.

With the vote, Tlaib will become the second Muslim-American woman in Congress to be formally admonished this year for her criticism of Israel. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was removed in February from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for similar comments she made about Israel.

Some on the left have criticized President Joe Biden’s stance and urged him to put conditions on U.S. support for Israel as its aggressive military campaign drives the Palestinian death toll higher.


While the vote against Tlaib will take place against the extraordinary backdrop of the war, the push to censure her is part of a growing pattern in the House.

Censure had long been viewed as a punishment of last resort, just one step below expulsion and to be triggered only for the most egregious wrongdoing. But censure resolutions are quickly becoming routine in the chamber, often wielded in strikingly partisan ways.

Many Democrats and some Republicans who opposed censuring Tlaib cited free speech and warned of the precedent it would set.

“This resolution not only degrades our Constitution, but it cheapens the meaning of discipline in this body for people who actually commit wrongful actions like bribery, fraud, violent assault and so on,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who defended Tlaib against the resolution on the floor late Tuesday.


A second resolution by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., to censure Tlaib had also been scheduled for a procedural vote late Tuesday night. But that measure was put on hold after the censure resolution from McCormick advanced to a final vote.

Tlaib is now the 26th person to ever be censured by the chamber, and the second just this year. In June, Republicans voted to censure Democrat Adam Schiff of California for comments he made several years ago about investigations into then-President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

When the House was under Democratic control, Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona was censured in 2021 for tweeting an animated video that depicted him striking Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York with a sword. And Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York was censured in 2010 over serious financial and campaign misconduct.

— AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report.
 

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
U.S. Democrat Rashida Tlaib member of Facebook group which praised Hamas
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Nov 16, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 2 minute read

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is reportedly a member of a private Facebook group that has praised and glorified Hamas in recent weeks.


According to Fox News, the Michigan Democrat joined the “Palestinian American Congress/USA” group six years ago.


The secret group, which cannot be searched and membership is by invitation only, boasts more than 15,000 members after the U.S. broadcaster gained access to the page.

Since Oct. 7, when Hamas launched a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of at least 1,200 people and took more than 240 hostages back to Gaza, the group has featured pro-Hamas postings.

On Oct. 10, one group member shared their disgust with American media, specifically CNN and Fox News.

“You, and the people directing you, are the problem, you created it almost 100 years ago, made it official 75 years ago and you have been feeding its flam ever since,” the person wrote.


“You consider Hamas a terrorist organization and I am not going to argue with you. At the same time you have been broadcasting that they have been killing women and children, guess that is what terrorists do, at the same time no mention to the killing of Palestinian women, children and entire families killed on a daily basses (sic) by the peace loving state of Israel using American gifts of weapons and jet fighters.”

In another screenshot, a post dated Oct. 12 featured a picture of a Hamas fighter posing with an elderly Israeli woman held captive. “We don’t want to throw you in the sea … we want you to ride it back from where you came,” the caption read.

A week later, a member shared an image of a Hamas fighter and wrote about the “achievements of the resistance in northern occupied Palestine” that has led to the deaths and injuries of 40 Israeli soldiers along with scores of military equipment destroyed in battle.


According to Fox News, the group’s founder, Maher Abdel-qader, has a long history with Tlaib. In the past, he has been criticized for anti-Semitic social media posts, which he later retracted.

Following the report, Republican lawmakers denounced her alleged membership in the secret group.



“These reports only add to my conclusion that the Democrat Party — including in the House of Representatives — has a clear and present anti-Semitism problem,” California Republican Darrell Issa told Fox News.


“And it looks to be getting worse.”

Republican Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn also echoed her concerns about the Democratic Party.

“Rashida Tlaib appears to be part of a group that has glorified the horrific October 7th terrorist attacks on Israel,” she wrote on social media site X. “These associations by sitting members of Congress continue to elevate concern.”



Republican Sen. Tim Scott, of Florida, called her membership in the group “repulsive.”

“Every member of Congress, Republican and Democrat, needs to condemn @RashidaTlaib for being a member of this pro-terrorist group.”



Tlaib has not commented on the Fox News report.
 

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
Hamas terrorist who paraded Shani Louk's body killed by IDF, 'roasting in hell forever': Rabbi
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Nov 16, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read
Shani Louk, a German-Israeli woman who was kidnapped by Hamas and paraded around streets of Gaza.
Shani Louk, a German-Israeli woman who was kidnapped by Hamas and paraded around streets of Gaza. PHOTO BY @SHANIKKK /Instagram
The Hamas terrorist responsible for parading tattoo artist Shani Louk through Gaza has been killed by Israeli forces and “the monster is now roasting in hell forever.”

That’s according to rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who wrote on social-media site X that he spoke with the mother of the 22-year-old German-Israeli woman.



The rabbi said Ricarda Louk told him the Israel Defence Forces killed the terrorist who defiled her daughter – a young woman who became the face of the Oct. 7 massacre.

Ricarda Louk revealed “in her public conversation with me that the Hamas terrorist monster who parades her naked body around Gaza, defiling her in the name of Islam, and screaming Allahu Akbar, was killed by the IDF,” Boteach wrote on X.



“That monster is now roasting in hell forever as will the other Hamas savages who perpetrated this massacre,” added the TV host and author, who has been dubbed “America’s most famous rabbi.”


In a separate post, he wrote that Louk “was actually murdered after being tortured, and who knows what else.

“Hamas are evil incarnate. They are the Nazis of our time. Whoever denies, after witnessing what they did to this poor innocent woman, that Hamas does not need to be completely destroyed is immoral,” he said.

The rabbi’s claims have not yet been officially confirmed.

Late last month, Israeli President Isaac Herzog confirmed that DNA found on a piece of skull matched Louk, who was paraded through the streets of Gaza after the terrorists attacked a music festival near Kibbutz Re’im on Oct. 7.

Louk, whose body has not been found, had lived in Israel but spent some of her childhood in Portland, Ore., attending kindergarten at the Jewish Portland Academy.
1700313909190.png
 

Tecumsehsbones

Hall of Fame Member
Mar 18, 2013
56,767
7,690
113
Washington DC
Well, hard to criticize their PR.

If you really want the materialistic, sexually immoral West to understand that you're a vicious, sexually-repressed freak, nothing like parading around a cute chick to give maximum exposure to your deranged evil.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ron in Regina

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
California professor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jewish demonstrator
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
John Antczak and Julie Watson
Published Nov 16, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 3 minute read
A Jewish man lies on the ground after allegedly being hit by a protester in a Los Angeles suburb.
A Jewish man lies on the ground after an alleged confrontation with a pro-Palestinian protester in a Los Angeles suburb. PHOTO BY @LEEBRA1015 /X
LOS ANGELES — A Southern California college professor was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and battery in the death of a Jewish protester during demonstrations over the Israel-Hamas war.


Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko said in a statement that both charges have special allegations that Loay Abdelfattah Alnaji, 50, personally inflicted “great bodily injury” on Paul Kessler, 69, during a fatal confrontation at an event that started as a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Thousand Oaks, a suburb northwest of Los Angeles.


Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing of another person.

A man who answered the phone at a mobile number listed for Alnaji in public records said he did not want to comment. He did not give his name.

Kessler was among a group of pro-Israel demonstrators who showed up at the event that was advertised as a peaceful gathering to support Palestinians, officials said. Kessler died early Nov. 6 at a hospital, a day after the protest.


The district attorney did not explain what evidence they had to support those charges but planned a news conference for Friday.

Ventura County Sheriff Jim Fryhoff told reporters on Nov. 7 that deputies determined Kessler fell backward and struck his head on the ground but that investigators did not have a clear view from video footage of what they described as a physical altercation between the two men before the fall. He asked the public for help in providing additional footage.

Fryhoff at that time said investigators had not ruled out whether it was a hate crime.

The suspect stayed at the scene and told deputies he had called 911, Fryhoff said, adding that authorities later briefly detained him for questioning and searched his home in Moorpark.

Fryhoff said investigators had received conflicting information from witnesses on both sides about what took place, impairing witness credibility and making it difficult to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The department did not respond to questions Thursday from The Associated Press as to whether additional footage or other evidence prompted the arrest.

A short video clip surfaced showing Kessler on the ground, but there haven’t been any videos released showing the actual confrontation.



County Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Young said at the time that an autopsy found Kessler died from head injuries consistent with a fall. Young also said Kessler had injuries that could be consistent with a blow to the face but that it was unclear what caused his fall.

Edward Obayashi, a former San Diego police officer and special prosecutor, said he is not surprised by the arrest on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, the lowest level charge for a death. Additional charges, including for a hate crime, could still be considered, said Obayashi, who made one of the first arrests in the state under California’s hate crime law more than three decades ago.

“We have a very high profile incident, obviously, given the backdrop of what’s going on in the world,” he said. “So there is a lot of pressure on the authorities. The default position is making an arrest.”


Demonstrations have been widespread and tensions are escalating in the United States as the death toll rises in the Israel-Hamas war.

Alnaji, a professor of computer science at Moorpark College, had espoused pro-Palestinian views on his Facebook page and other social media accounts, many of which have since been taken down, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles said in a statement that it was grateful for the work of sheriff’s investigators.

“This arrest shows that violence towards our Jewish community will not be tolerated,” the federation said.

— Watson reported from San Diego.
LA[1].jpg
 

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
24,351
8,708
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
Patients, staff and displaced people left Gaza's largest hospital Saturday, health officials said, leaving behind only a skeleton crew to care for those too sick to move and Israeli forces who had taken over the facility earlier in the week.

The exodus from Shifa Hospital in Gaza City came the same day internet and phone service was restored to the Gaza Strip, ending a telecommunications blackout that forced the United Nations to shut down critical humanitarian aid deliveries because it was unable to coordinate its convoys.
1700321860476.jpeg
In the south, an Israeli airstrike hit a residential building on the outskirts of the town of Khan Younis, killing at least 26 Palestinians, according to a doctor at the hospital where the bodies were taken.

Israel's military has been searching Shifa Hospital for traces of a Hamas command center that it alleges was located under the building — a claim Hamas and the hospital staff deny - and urging the several thousand people still there to leave.

On Saturday, the military said it had been asked by the hospital’s director to help those who would like to leave do so by a secure route. Why wouldn’t this hospital director be asking Hamas to help those who would like to leave do so by a secure route?

The military said it did not order any evacuation, and that medical personnel were being allowed to remain in the hospital to support patients who cannot be moved.

But Medhat Abbas, a spokesman for the Health Ministry in Hamas-controlled Gaza, said the military had ordered the facility cleared, giving the hospital an hour to get people out.

After it appeared the evacuation was mostly complete, Dr. Ahmed Mokhallalati, a Shifa physician, said on social media that there were some 120 patients remaining who were unable to leave, including some in intensive care and premature babies, and that he and five other doctors were staying behind to care for them.

It was not immediately clear where those who left the hospital had gone, with 25 of Gaza's hospitals non-functional due to lack of fuel, damage and other problems and the other 11 only partially operational, according to the World Health Operation.
1700322179740.jpeg
Israel has said hospitals in northern Gaza were a key target of its ground offensive aimed at crushing Hamas, claiming they were used as militant command centers and weapons depots, which both Hamas and medical staff deny, etc…as, what else would they say?
The war, now in its seventh week, was triggered by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack in southern Israel, in which militants killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and abducted some 240 men, women and children.

More than 11,400 Palestinians have been killed in the war, two-thirds of them women and minors, according to Palestinian health authorities. Another 2,700 have been reported missing, believed buried under rubble. The count does not differentiate between civilians and combatants, and Israel says it has killed thousands of militants.
The U.N. has warned that Gaza’s 2.3 million people are running critically short of food and water, but it was not immediately clear when the agency for Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA, would be able to resume the delivery of aid that was put on hold Friday.
 

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
We must stand up to violence against all women in all spaces
MPP Sarah Jama's dismissal of evidence of Hamas atrocities is a betrayal of women

Author of the article:Victoria Mancinelli
Published Nov 17, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 2 minute read

MPP Sarah Jama was once an inspiration to women and disabled people everywhere.

Against many odds, she established herself as political leader in Ontario, advocating for female leadership, equality, and access to society.

That was until we got to know her real self – a person filled with hate who is willfully blind to the atrocities committed by Hamas in their vicious terrorist attack against Israel on Oct. 7.

Since then, Jama has ignored her duty to represent all of her constituents as an elected Member of Provincial Parliament, choosing instead to engage in anti-Semitic attacks and voices that despise Western values.

We all know that her strong support for the Hamas terrorists resulted in her expulsion from the NDP caucus and a formal censure by the Ontario Legislature. But her recent comments rejecting evidence that Hamas raped Jewish women during the attack betray fellow women as well.

In denying that Hamas committed torture, rape and other acts of barbarity, Jama is ignoring the evidence uncovered by military forensic teams and eyewitness accounts that have been verified by experts across the world.

In dismissing this evidence as propaganda, she is even ignoring the accounts provided by the Hamas terrorists themselves, who recorded video of themselves throughout the attacks and transmitted the recordings for all to see.

The evidence is there, but Jama refuses to see it due to her deep hatred for Israel and Jewish people.


As women, we are all part of a sisterhood that should transcend race, religion, country, and creed. We should fight together to create a world in which all women can live in safety, peace, and prosperity.

Instead, Jama uses political ideology in an attempt to silence the lived evidence of some women just because they are Jewish. The silence, the justification and the vile denial by Jama and many others sets a dangerous precedent and sends a despicable message to Jewish women here in Ontario that their lives matter less – that any danger posed to their lives is political propaganda.

When we say we stand up to violence against women, it must be for all women in all spaces. Standing up against sexual violence, rape and murder must never be met with irresponsible, dangerous claims of propaganda. But to Jama it seems that she views her privileged position as a democratically-elected representative as an invitation to express the grotesque opinion that Jewish lives do not matter.

In Canada, a woman is killed every six days due to intimate partner violence. Many elected officials have called for this to be recognized as an epidemic. Yet, those same voices have been silent in the condemnation of anti-Semitism and the rape, sexual assault and murder of Israeli women.

No woman – Israeli, Palestinian, Canadian, or anywhere in the world – should have to live in fear. All of our elected representatives, including Jama and the rest of the NDP, must acknowledge and condemn the atrocities committed by Hamas.

– Victoria Mancinelli is the director of public relations, communications, marketing and strategic partnerships with LiUNA
 
  • Like
Reactions: Taxslave2

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
SickKids anesthesiologist investigated for anti-Israel comments
Post called Israel "absolute evil."

Author of the article:Jane Stevenson
Published Nov 17, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 2 minute read

Christian Zaarour, a SickKids anesthesiologist and University of Toronto teacher, is under investigation by SickKids Hospital for anti-Israel comments posted online.

Christian Zaarour, a SickKids anesthesiologist and University of Toronto teacher, is under investigation by SickKids Hospital for anti-Israel comments posted online. University of Toronto Anti-Israel comments posted online by a SickKids anesthesiologist, who is also a University of Toronto teacher, are under investigation by the hospital.

“We consider Israel to be absolute evil. There is nothing worse than Israel. If Israel and the devil fight each other, we will stand with the devil,” reads Christian Zaarour’s Instagram post.

It was reposted on X by @HonestRepCanada who asked: “Why would any Jewish person feel comfortable getting treatment or being taught by him?”

SickKids doctor Christian Zaarour, an anesthesiologist at SickKids, is being investgated by the hospital after some anti-Israel comments he posted on Instagram. PHOTO BY POST BY @HONESTREPCANADA

SickKids responded Friday saying: “Some concerning anti-Semitic social media activity related to the war in Israel and Gaza has been brought to our attention, which is being investigated in relation to SickKids’ Code of Conduct. For confidentiality reasons, we are not able to provide more information.”

“Everyone who works at SickKids is expected to treat each other, and our patients and families, with respect and professionalism at all times,” the hospital’s statement continued. “All who come to an organization of hope and healing must feel safe.”

Meanwhile, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario said: “The College expects all physicians to abide by the expectations outlined in its policies, including Social Media. The College cannot comment on any specific matter due to restrictions contained in the Regulated Health Professions Act.”

And a spokesperson for the University of Toronto said: “Temerty Faculty of Medicine acknowledges the immense grief, anger and distress that many members of the community are experiencing and condemns antisemitism, Islamophobia and all forms of racism.

All our community members are expected to adhere to relevant university policies and professional standards of behaviour. We work closely with our affiliated hospital partners to uphold these standards in our learning and clinical environments.”

A request for comment from Zaarour went unanswered.
1700392615090.png
 
  • Angry
Reactions: Taxslave2

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre signs Jama's letter denying Jewish rapes

Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Nov 17, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read

Ousted Hamilton Centre NDP MPP Sarah Jama was captured on video claiming the raping of women and beheading of children by Hamas during their Oct. 7 terror attack on Israel is 'misinformation.'
Ousted Hamilton Centre NDP MPP Sarah Jama was captured on video claiming the raping of women and beheading of children by Hamas during their Oct. 7 terror attack on Israel is 'misinformation.'

The University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre has signed onto an open letter penned by ousted Ontario MPP Sarah Jama that denies Israeli women were subjected to rape and sexual violence on Oct. 7.

Jama, an Independent MPP from Hamilton who was booted from the NDP caucus last month after controversial comments in support of Palestinians, is the first signatory.

“Insane,” political columnist Robyn Urback said in reply to the letter, which also calls for the resignation of all Members of Parliament to whom the letter is addressed.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is named for talking about Hamas sexual violence against Israeli women on Oct. 7.

The letter’s signatories attribute the many instances of rape to “unverified accusations.”

“Meanwhile Jagmeet Singh repeated the unverified accusation that Palestinians were guilty of sexual violence,” reads the letter.

“All Canadian political parties dehumanize Palestinians, facilitating Israeli-led genocide against them. If you truly value Palestinian life and international law, we thus call on you to resign now.”

The letter also refers to Israeli occupation as “terrorist.”

“All of you are complicit in Israel’s killing of over 5000 Palestinians in Gaza thus far,” the letter continues. “By failing to recognize Israeli occupation as ‘terrorist’ and only directing this term at Palestinian resistance, you perpetuate an Islamic trope.”

A video recently emerged of Jama expressing her controversial viewpoints.

“There is no actual evidence of these rapes and the babies with their heads cut off — all these things are pieces of misinformation,” Jama says in the video posted on X by @AntisemitismCA.

“So I think it shows the strength of the Zionist lobby here in Canada and the ways in which they were able to pressure an entire government operation to censure me indefinitely until I apologized.”
 

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,513
3,145
113
He was told his 9-year-old daughter was dead. Now she’s believed to be alive and a hostage in Gaza

Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press Leanne Italie Published Nov 17, 2023 • 3 minute read

Emily Hand. This September 2023 photo shows Hand near Kibbutz Be’eri, Israel. Emily is believed to be among the hostages taken by Hamas militants in their incursion into Israel on Oct. 7, 2023. PHOTO BY YAEL SHAHRUR NOAH /AP
NEW YORK (AP) — Emily Tony Korenberg Hand celebrated her eighth birthday last year romping with friends and family among the jugglers, acrobats and stilt walkers for her circus-themed party at Kibbutz Be’eri, not far from the Gaza Strip.

On Friday, when she turned 9, there was no party. Emily is believed to be somewhere in Gaza among the hostages taken by Hamas militants who swarmed her kibbutz Oct. 7 during the incursion into Israel that left some 1,200 dead and 240 abducted.

“She won’t even know it’s her birthday. She won’t know what day it is,” her tearful father, Thomas Hand, 63, said via Zoom. “Can you imagine the fear?”

Soon after the Hamas attacks, Hand had been told by leaders of Be’eri that Emily was among the dead after she had spent the night at a friend’s house on the kibbutz. His shock and grief at the news was tinged with comfort.

“I was sort of relieved because I’d rather that than have her taken hostage,” he recalled thinking. “The way they told me was Emily has been found. She was found in the kibbutz, and she’d been found dead. I’ll never forget those three statements.”

Then, on Oct. 31, Hand’s world turned upside down once again.

That’s when the Israeli military informed him Emily’s body had not been recovered, nor her DNA found among the blood and many dead at Be’eri. There was no blood in the bomb shelter she would have used or in the house where she had gone for her sleepover.

“I had to shift my whole brain and digest this new information. And when they told me, I just went, ‘No, no, no no,”‘ he said, his voice cracking.

Hand and his daughter, both dual Irish-Israel citizens, weren’t strangers to heartbreak. When Emily was 2 1/2 , her mother, Liat Korenberg, died of breast cancer. Korenberg and Hand had never married and were living apart, she in Haifa and he at Be’eri after he married another woman.

Before Liat succumbed, she and Emily moved in with Hand at Be’eri so Emily’s transition would be easier. Liat suffered for just over two years.

At the kibbutz, Emily quickly made friends and settled into school. She has varied interests: Brazilian dance, judo, volleyball, tennis and piano. She loves gymnastics. She excels at academics. “This year she wanted to learn the guitar. I hope that happens,” her father said.

Emily, he said, is a leader among her friends. “She didn’t demand to be. People just followed her,” he said.

Emily’s life includes her father’s now ex-wife, Narkis Hand, and two older children from his marriage that ended more than 20 years ago. Emily remains close with Narkis and her now-grown half-siblings, including 26-year-old Natalie. They also live at Be’eri, a tight-knit community Hand discovered as a volunteer before he decided to stay 30 years ago.

“Emily loved cooking so Emily and Natalie would cook together,” said Hand, a Dublin native. “Narkis really became Emily’s second mother. Even Narkis’ mother, she became a second grandmother.”

In a message to her sister, Natalie told The Times of Israel: “I want to tell you that we are doing everything to get you home. We know you are being held hostage. We love you so much and miss you.”

Hand was in New York for media interviews but also to unveil a billboard of Emily on Friday in Times Square. It’s the first of hundreds to go up around the United States with images of the hostages as some protesters continue to tear down “kidnapped” posters. A billboard, Hand said, can’t be ripped apart.

“Can you imagine what that poor little child is going through every single day, terrified for her life?” he said. “Death. Death in my head is an easier option.”
CP169131055-scaled-e1700230298563[1].jpg
 
  • Wow
Reactions: Twin_Moose

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
24,351
8,708
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
That 9 year old was oppressing Palestinians and she's a far right wing wackadoodle.


pssst Kibbutzers are hardcore leftists that live on communes.
Yes, & potentially, in another decade, she might have served in the Israeli military so “totally justified” by Hamas (Hamas are Palestinians but not all Palestinians are Hamas) to kidnap her, and 10 month old babies, and 80yr old geriatrics, etc…
1700409403184.jpegWhen this was unfolding back on October 7th & 8th, there’s a few images that I kept seeing in my minds eye. One was the Kidnapped woman in bloody sweatpants being pulled out of the hatchback of an SUV and then stuffed into the backseat of the same,
1700408424202.jpeg…and another is the German Tourist who was stripped and beaten and laying in the back of a pick-up being driven through Gaza as the common citizens (Hamas are Palestinians but not all Palestinians are Hamas) took so much glee in spitting on her or throwing things at her as she lay there…
1700408367166.jpeg
…all awkward angles and hopefully unconscious. Another was the common citizens of Gaza enthusiastic joining in on the Hamas Frivolity on that Oct 7th morning.
1700409031874.jpeg
1700409052571.jpeg
Hamas & the Palestinians (Hamas are Palestinians but not all Palestinians are Hamas) didn’t set themselves up for sympathy or empathy Internationally or in any other sense with these images or other Go-Pro or Cell Phone footage from that morning.

I know I have a bias in this conflict/war and the above is why, and though trying to keep an open mind, the above images are the ones that mentally kept coming back to, and hearing the “Common Palestinians” yelling “Allah Akbar” as they spit on or strike that naked German tourist being paraded through Gaza in the back of that pick-up…so obviously beaten and broken already but zero empathy or humanity being shown towards her…& that’s the people that I’m suppose to have empathy and sympathy for? That’s a tough pill to swallow…& maybe that’s a short falling on my part, but it’s real and that’s where I’m at in this whole ball of fecal matter.

I just can’t find a whole lot of empathy knowing which side of this conflict started this most recent shit show on that Holiday Saturday October 7th, and seeing the raw unscripted reactions from the average people in Gaza that morning.

I know there’s a whole pile of “Yeah, But’s” just like the whole Canadian Residential Schools thing, but eventually, generationally, people have to take responsibility for their own actions, and the more I learn about this UNWRA organization, the more disgusted I get with the whole situation in all honesty.
 

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
24,351
8,708
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
MPP Sarah Jama was once an inspiration to women and disabled people everywhere.

…In denying that Hamas committed torture, rape and other acts of barbarity, Jama is ignoring the evidence uncovered by military forensic teams and eyewitness accounts that have been verified by experts across the world.
The University of Alberta says it has fired the director of its campus sexual assault centre after she signed an open letter calling reports of sexual violence during Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel an “unverified accusation.”

University president Bill Flanagan issued a statement Saturday afternoon, saying that “effectively immediately,” the director of the U of A Sexual Assault Centre “is no longer employed by the university.”

The centre and its director, Samantha Pearson, were listed as signatories to a petition from Ontario MPP Sarah Jama and Victoria Coun. Susan Kim, which called on MPs who support a humanitarian cease fire in Gaza to resign in protest.

The letter took particular issue with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who it said “repeated the unverified accusation that Palestinians were guilty of sexual violence.”
In dismissing this evidence as propaganda, she is even ignoring the accounts provided by the Hamas terrorists themselves, who recorded video of themselves throughout the attacks and transmitted the recordings for all to see.
1700419442183.jpegThe evidence is there, but Jama refuses to see it due to her deep hatred for Israel and Jewish people…oh well. Surprisingly she was a NDP Representative & not for the Green Party Umbrella, but life is about choices.

As women, we are all part of a sisterhood that should transcend race, religion, country, and creed. We should fight together to create a world in which all women can live in safety, peace, and prosperity.
“Samantha Pearson, @ualbertasac director, and the @ualbertasac have signed a letter alleging that Israelis were not raped or sexually assaulted by #Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7,” it wrote in a social media post. “Shouldn’t a sexual assault centre believe all victims, and not just the non-Jewish ones?”
Instead, Jama uses political ideology in an attempt to silence the lived evidence of some women just because they are Jewish. The silence, the justification and the vile denial by Jama and many others sets a dangerous precedent and sends a despicable message to Jewish women here in Ontario that their lives matter less – that any danger posed to their lives is political propaganda.
According to the Times of Israel, Israeli police are currently investigating reports Hamas members raped women when they breached the country’s borders Oct. 7 and killed around 1,200 people. A police officer told the outlet much of the state’s case would rely on circumstantial evidence given many of the reported victims were killed.

The official said criminal cases could nonetheless be made on video taken from security footage and Hamas bodycams, as well as the physical condition of the bodies and numerous witness testimonies, some of which have been published in the media.
When we say we stand up to violence against women, it must be for all women in all spaces. Standing up against sexual violence, rape and murder must never be met with irresponsible, dangerous claims of propaganda. But to Jama it seems that she views her privileged position as a democratically-elected representative as an invitation to express the grotesque opinion that Jewish lives do not matter.

In Canada, a woman is killed every six days due to intimate partner violence. Many elected officials have called for this to be recognized as an epidemic. Yet, those same voices have been silent in the condemnation of anti-Semitism and the rape, sexual assault and murder of Israeli women.

No woman – Israeli, Palestinian, Canadian, or anywhere in the world – should have to live in fear. All of our elected representatives, including Jama and the rest of the NDP, must acknowledge and condemn the atrocities committed by Hamas.

– Victoria Mancinelli is the director of public relations, communications, marketing and strategic partnerships with LiUNA
1700420631129.jpeg
A lack of evidence pining specific attackers to specific crimes has hampered efforts to charge the infiltrators individually.

Speaking to Ha'aretz, a senior police source said most suspects have already admitted their guilt, while comparatively few have denied taking part in atrocities.
Several of these rape victims appear to have been later executed. Others were taken to Gaza. In photographs released online, you can see several paraded through the city’s streets, blood gushing from between their legs.