What the actual fuck is this all about?


Super Anarchist
I haven't been paying much attention to international news lately. My Wifi in greece is woeful


I did hear about the Israeli assassination of Shireen abu akleh

What the actual fuck?


Berlin, Germany – Police in Berlin have banned a vigil in memory of Al Jazeera’s journalist Shireen Abu Akleh who was shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

The event is one of a number of gatherings that have been forbidden by the authorities under an unprecedented and wide-ranging ban on pro-Palestinian protest in the German capital.


Western media slammed for coverage of Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing

Media outlets ignored Israel’s role in Abu Akleh’s death, according to social media users and commentators.


For 25 years, Abu Akleh was a constant presence on Al Jazeera for Arabic-speaking audiences around the world [Al Jazeera]

By Umut Uras

Published On 12 May 202212 May 2022


The killing of Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank has created an uproar as commentators and social media users criticise Western media outlets for “whitewashed” reporting that appeared to shy away from mentioning that Israeli forces had killed the seasoned reporter.

Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist who worked for Al Jazeera’s Arabic television channel, was hit by an Israeli live bullet on Wednesday morning, according to witnesses, as she covered an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.


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The news shocked Palestinians, for whom Abu Akleh has been a constant presence on Al Jazeera for 25 years.

But, despite showing respect for Abu Akleh’s career, many media organisations were careful to avoid implicating Israel in the killing, despite assertions by Al Jazeera and witnesses who were with her that Abu Akleh had been killed by Israeli forces.

As Western media began reporting the story, social media users criticised organisations for, as one Twitter user says, their “unbelievable” coverage of the story.

Beth Miller, the political director of Jewish Voice for Peace, slammed the New York Times for a headline that said Abu Akleh “dies at 51”, without mentioning the cause of her death.

“Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper while reporting on an Israeli military raid of a refugee camp,” she tweeted.

“‘Dies at 51’. Unbelievable, NYT.”

Referencing the same headline, Bassam Khawaja, the co-director of NYU Law’s Human Rights and Privatization Project, tweeted: “‘Dies at 51’ is a really strange way to say a journalist was shot in the head.”



Super Anarchist
Suwanee River
What? You're surprised that the IDF would assassinate a Palestinian reporter, then blame the Palestinians?

 Israel is not what it was supposed to be. It has been, for a very long time, corrupted by the very kind of people that made it's creation viable.

 There's a reason why lots of people don't like, or trust Israelis. (I'm not saying Jews, I'm saying Israelis)



Super Anarchist
What? You're surprised that the IDF would assassinate a Palestinian reporter, then blame the Palestinians?

 Israel is not what it was supposed to be. It has been, for a very long time, corrupted by the very kind of people that made it's creation viable.

 There's a reason why lots of people don't like, or trust Israelis. (I'm not saying Jews, I'm saying Israelis)
I've just read the Wiki page to get everything together.

No doubt it needs some cross checking because events are so recent. But again. What the actual fuck.

Israel is assassinating Journalists now and prohibiting the mourning of the same with batons.

Maybe they assume the worlds eyes are turned elsewhere at the moment. 

This is pure evil.

Shireen Abu Akleh[a] (Arabic: شيرين أبو عاقلة; January 3, 1971 – May 11, 2022) was a Palestinian-American journalist who worked as a reporter for the Arabic-language channel Al Jazeera for 25 years, and was a household name across the Middle East for her decades of reporting in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

On May 11, 2022, she was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid on the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West BankAl Jazeera, an AFP photojournalist and the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that the IDF killed her, while initial Israel reports suggested a Palestinian might have killed her, later press releases stated that the killer's identity was as yet unknown.

Abu Akleh was a leading journalist in the Arab world. Her career included reporting on major Palestinian events as well as analyzing Israeli politics; her television reporting and distinct sign-offs were well-known, and she inspired many other Palestinians and Arabs to pursue careers in journalism.


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Early life and education

Abu Akleh was born in Jerusalem on January 3, 1971, to a Palestinian Arab Christian family from Bethlehem.[1][3] She spent time in the United States, obtaining U.S. citizenship through members of her mother's family who lived in New Jersey.[1]

Abu Akleh attended secondary school in Beit Hanina, then matriculated at the Jordan University of Science and Technology to study architecture,[3] but decided not to pursue the trade;[1] she instead transferred to Yarmouk University in Jordan, from which she graduated with a bachelor's degree in print journalism. After graduating, Abu Akleh returned to Palestine.[3]


Abu Akleh worked as a journalist for Radio Monte Carlo and Voice of Palestine.[4] She additionally worked for the UNRWAAmman Satellite Channel, and MIFTAH.[3] In 1997, she began working as a journalist for Al Jazeera,[5] as one of their first field correspondents,[6] becoming well known as a reporter on their Arabic-language channel.[5][7] She lived and worked in East Jerusalem, reporting on major events related to Palestine including the Second Intifada,[8] and additionally covering Israeli politics.[5] She often reported on funerals for Palestinians killed by Israeli forces.[9]

Abu Akleh's career inspired many other Palestinians and Arabs to become journalists; her live television reporting and distinct signoffs were particularly well-known.[1] After her death, The New York Times and NPR both described her as "a household name" among Palestinians.[1][10] The Times of Israel characterized her as "a veteran journalist [...] among Arab media’s most prominent figures".[11] The BBC described her as being widely known and admired by both viewers and colleagues.[6]

Abu Akleh continued in her role with Al Jazeera until she was killed in 2022.[12] At the time of her death, she had been studying Hebrew in order to better understand narratives in the Israeli media, and had recently gained a diploma in digital media.[13]


Of course I get scared. In a specific moment you forget that fear. We don't throw ourselves to death. We go and we try to find where we can stand and how to protect the team with me before I think about how I am going to go up on the screen and what I am going to say.

Abu Akleh, asked in 2017 by An-Najah NBC if she was afraid of being shot while reporting[1]

A map by B'tselem showing where it says the Israel Defense Forces were exchanging gunfire with militants (B) versus where Akleh was killed (A).[14][15][16][17]

On May 11, 2022, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced the death of Abu Akleh. She had been reporting on an IDF raid on a house when,[18] according to witnesses and Al-Jazeera, she was shot and killed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Al Jazeera accused Israel of deliberately targeting the victim.[19][12] Abu Akleh was present at a raid which the Israeli military stated was targeted at capturing "terror suspects".[5] Al Jazeera said that Abu Akleh was shot in the head by the IDF,[12][20] and transported to Ibn Sina Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.[20] She was 51 years old.[13][21] Another journalist, Ali Samodi[20] of Al-Quds newspaper, was shot in the back but survived; two other Palestinians were transported to a hospital in moderate condition.[5] The Times of London reported that Abu Akleh was shot by a sniper. Shatha Hanaysha, a Palestinian journalist, said that she and a fourth journalist, along with Abu Akleh and Ali Samodi, had been pinned down by Israeli snipers, who did not cease firing even after Abu Akleh went down, preventing Hanaysha from pulling the victim in.[22]

According to the Israeli military, Palestinian militants had fired on IDF soldiers, after which the soldiers returned fire.[5] The IDF released a video showing Palestinian gunmen firing in the Jenin camp, purportedly in the area where Abu Akleh was killed.[23] In the video a militant was heard saying "They [Palestinian militants]'ve hit one, they've hit a soldier, he's laying on the ground." As no Israeli soldiers were injured during the operation, Israeli authorities said it was likely the Palestinians had shot Akleh by mistake, thinking she was a soldier.[2] A Haaretz report found the possibility unlikely as several buildings blocked a direct line of sight between that militant and the reporter.[24]

Multiple eyewitnesses, including two journalists standing next to Abu Akleh, reported that the area had been relatively quiet immediately prior to her death and no Palestinians, civilian or otherwise, were present, disputing Israeli statements of her having died in a crossfire.[25] Al Jazeera reported that according to their Ramallah bureau chief, Walid Al-Omari, there was no shooting by Palestinian gunmen;[12] Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative also stated that there was "no exchange of fire" at the scene.[26] Al-Omari also stated that Abu Akleh had been wearing a helmet and was shot in an unprotected area under her ear, suggesting that this demonstrated she was "deliberately targeted".[3] Video of the shooting showed Abu Akleh wearing a blue flak jacket that was clearly marked "PRESS".[5] An Agence France-Presse photojournalist reported that Israeli forces had shot and killed Abu Akleh.[27]

An autopsy at An-Najah National University was unable to determine who shot Abu Akleh; the pathologist found no evidence that she had been shot at close range. The autopsy confirmed that Abu Akleh was killed by a bullet which struck her in the head, causing skull fractures and damage to the brain.[28] The bullet was recovered and sent for further examination.[29] Minister of Defence Benny Gantz said the IDF had requested the Palestinians to let the Israelis examine the bullet.[30] Israel also suggested a joint probe into the death, which was rejected by the Palestinian Authority on the grounds that it wanted an independent investigation.[31]

The IDF later announced that it had begun investigating the possibility that one of its soldiers had shot and killed Abu Akleh, beginning inquiries in to three shooting incidents that involved its soldiers, with one of them occurring within 500 feet of where Abu Akleh was located. An IDF official said that this was "the more probable to be involved in the death" of the three being investigated.[32]


Al Jazeera reported that Abu Akleh's home was raided by Israeli forces after she was killed, who confiscated Palestinian flags and prevented "the playing of nationalistic songs".[26]

Al Jazeera additionally reported that thousands of people had gathered in Ramallah in honor of Abu Akleh, where her body was transported to the network's offices for colleagues, friends, and family to "bid her the final farewell". Alternative Syndicate of the Press journalists gathered to honor Abu Akleh in downtown Beirut. In her hometown of Beit Hanina, at least 5 Palestinians were injured in confrontations with armed Israeli soldiers, while at least three were detained; a crowd in front of her home protested her killing.[26]

Mourners carry Abu Akleh’s body, wrapped in a Palestinian flag and a blue press jacket

The Palestinian Authority scheduled a state funeral[1] procession to be held on May 12, 2022, in Ramallah, beginning at the Palestinian presidential headquarters. Mahmoud AbbasPresident of the State of Palestine, planned to attend.[33] Abu Akleh's body was transported from Jenin through Nablus and Ramallah to her funeral in Jerusalem.[34]


Israeli police attack pallbearers at Abu Akleh's funeral

Abu Akleh's funeral took place on May 13 in East Jerusalem. Thousands of mourners attended, many carrying Palestinian flags.[34] The procession began at the Saint Joseph Hospital in East Jerusalem when mourners blocked the hearse's path, insisting her body could be carried on their shoulders.[35][36] The mourners were attacked with batons and stun grenades by Israeli police, with her coffin nearly falling to the ground in footage broadcast by al-Jazeera.[37] The Israeli police said they acted on the grounds of the crowd "disrupting public order". Israeli police tried to prohibit the mourners from publicly displaying the Palestinian flag, but mourners were seen openly waving the flag and chanting "Palestine! Palestine!" The police also said that stones were thrown at its officers. A video showed a police officer telling the crowd that "If you don’t stop these chants and nationalistic songs we will have to disperse you using force and we won’t let the funeral take place."[38]

The coffin was later loaded on to a hearse and transported to the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin, with Abu Akleh's burial taking place at Mount Zion Cemetery where she will be buried next to her parents.[39][40]

The European Union released a statement saying it was "Appalled by the violence in the St Joseph hospital compound and the level of unnecessary force exercised by Israeli police throughout the funeral procession."[38]


Al Jazeera described the killing of Abu Akleh as a "horrifying crime that breaches international norms" and was committed "in cold blood".[5] The network's managing director Giles Trendle stated that the network was "shocked and saddened" by her death and called for a transparent investigation.[12]

President Abbas stated that he considered Israeli forces "fully responsible" for Abu Akleh's death. Hussein al-Sheikh, the Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister, wrote on Twitter that Abu Akleh had been "martyred by the bullets of the Israeli occupation", adding that the "crime of silencing the word" had been "committed once again, and the truth is murdered by the bullets of the Israeli occupation".[5] Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom Husam Zomlot described Abu Akleh as a "beloved journalist" and his close friend.[12]

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett initially posted a tweet blaming the death on Palestinian gunmen, citing a video posted by the Israeli military.[41] Human rights organization B'Tselem documented the exact location from which Palestinian militants depicted in that video had fired and the exact location in which Abu Akleh had been killed, observing that the two locations were hundreds of meters apart[42] and separated by multiple walls and buildings.[23] The Washington Post verified the distance between the two locations.[25] Later in the day, the Israeli military chief, Lt Gen Aviv Kochavi, said: "At this stage we cannot determine by whose fire she was harmed and we regret her death."[8] In the evening Benny Gantz said "We are trying to figure out exactly what happened," and "I don’t have final conclusions", and promised a transparent investigation.[43]

According to Amos HarelIsraeli communications on the incident were overly hasty, and risked feeding suspicions of a cover-up. Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel told Israel Hayom he assumed Palestinian gunfire was to blame for her death.[44] According to Haaretz, Kochavi's statement was made "before any offer was relayed to the Palestinians" and several hours passed before Foreign Minister Yair Lapid discussed the situation with senior PA official Hussein al-Sheikh, who denied that any offer was made.[45]

The United States Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, said "I encourage a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death and the injury of at least one other journalist today in Jenin."[46] US State Department spokesman Ned Price and US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield both strongly condemned the killing. The former called it an "affront to media freedom everywhere" and said the perpetrators "must be held accountable", while the latter called for a "thorough investigation".[46]

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), 144 Palestinian journalists have been wounded by Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip, West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2018. In April 2022, the International Federation of Journalists filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Israeli forces of systematic targeting of journalists.[8] The director of RSF, Christophe Deloire, described her killing as a violation of the Geneva Conventions and United Nations Security Council resolution 2222 on the protection of journalists. He stated that RSF was "disappointed" with a proposal by Yair Lapid that Israel should participate in a joint investigation into Abu Akleh's death, saying that "an independent international investigation must be launched" instead.[26] The Committee to Protect Journalists called for a "swift, immediate, and transparent investigation" into the killing, while the International Federation of Journalists condemned the killing "by Israeli troops" and called for an "immediate investigation".[47] Amnesty International described it as a "bloody reminder of the deadly system in which Israel locks Palestinians" and called for an end to "unlawful killings" of Palestinians by Israeli forces. The Palestine Journalists Syndicate described the killing as "a clear assassination perpetrated by the Israeli occupation army".[26]

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, deputy prime minister of Qatar, condemned what he called the "horrific crimes by the occupation against unarmed Palestinian people." Deputy foreign minister Lolwah Al-Khater tweeted "state sponsored Israeli terrorism must stop" and "unconditional support to Israel must end."[22] The foreign ministry of Kuwait issued a statement condemning what they described as the killing of Abu Akleh by Israeli forces; similar statements were made by the foreign ministries of EgyptAfghanistanPakistanDjiboutiChina, and Iran.[47]

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LB 15

Was the Greek Internet weak before you arrived and started cut and pasting? I am sure Stavros and the lads have noticed how slow it is to load porn since you showed up. 

WTF would you waste your time on here when you are supposedly on your holiday of a lifetime? Now close your laptop and go eat some fried cheese.



Super Anarchist
Was the Greek Internet weak before you arrived and started cut and pasting? I am sure Stavros and the lads have noticed how slow it is to load porn since you showed up. 

WTF would you waste your time on here when you are supposedly on your holiday of a lifetime? Now close your laptop and go eat some fried cheese.
It's 2am and the cheese shop doesn't open until July :p  

Check out George on my FB page :D  

Going to bed now :)



Super Anarchist
Israel behaving badly again.  I’m shocked.  They are malign actor and the US would be best to drastically cut ties with them and The Saudi, while reaching out to Iran who is a better culture fit 



Super Anarchist
journalists with the best intentions (and the most integrity) are getting fkn' murdered all over the world, some of these incidents just end up being more high profile than others.

same 'ol shit; silence the truth.