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Israeli Negotiator: Hamas Commander Was Assassinated Hours After Receiving Truce Deal from Israel (2 articles)

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  • Romi Elnagar
    Obama s kill list policy compels US support for Israeli attacks on Gaza The US was once part of the international consensus against extra-judicial
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      Obama's kill list policy compels US support for Israeli attacks on Gaza
      The US was once part of the international consensus against extra-judicial assassinations. Now it is a leader in that tactic.
      *   Glenn Greenwald
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      * guardian.co.uk, Thursday 15 November 2012 13.23 EST
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      Jihad al-Masharawi, a
      Palestinian employee of BBC Arabic in Gaza, carries the body of his
      11-month-old son Omar, who according to hospital officials was killed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City 15 November, 2012. Photograph:
      Mohammed Salem/Reuters
      (updated below)
      Israel's escalating air attacks on Gaza follow the depressingly familiar pattern that shapes this conflict.
      Overwhelming Israeli force slaughters innocent Palestinians, including
      children, which is preceded (and followed) by far more limited rocket
      attacks into Israel which kill a much smaller number, rocket attacks
      which are triggered by various forms of Israeli provocations -- all of
      which, most crucially, takes place in the context of Israel's
      45-year-old brutal occupation of the Palestinians (and, despite a
      "withdrawal" of troops, that includes Gaza, over which Israel continues
      to exercise extensive dominion). The debates over these episodes then follow an equally familiar
      pattern, strictly adhering to a decades-old script that, by design at
      this point, goes nowhere.

      The rest of this article is at
      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/15/israel-gaza-obama-assassinations


      Israeli Negotiator: Hamas Commander Was Assassinated Hours After Receiving Truce Deal from Israel
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      Israel broke an
      informal ceasefire on Wednesday by assassinating Hamas military
      commander Ahmed Jabari in an air strike. The Israeli peace activist
      Gershon Baskin, who helped mediate talks between Israel and Hamas in the deal to release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, has revealed Jabari was
      assassinated just hours after he received the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel, which included mechanisms for maintaining the
      ceasefire. Baskin, the founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for
      Research and Information, joins us from Jerusalem. We also speak with
      Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer based in Gaza. [includes rush
      transcript]


      Video and transcript of this dialogue at
      http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/16/israeli_negotiator_hamas_commander_was_assassinated


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