A Gaza salafist group which has sworn its loyalty to the terrorist Islamic State organization has posted a video showing the bombing of the coastal enclave’s French cultural center late last week, NRG News reported Thursday.
“It is very symbolic,” Fenwick added, because it was “the last foreign consulate left in Gaza where Palestinians could get visas for abroad.”
http://www.france24.com/en/20141212-blast-rocks-french-cultural-centre-gaza/ – with video – 12/13/2014
The Guardian understands the text to be a compromise between Jordanian and French resolutions.
Israel’s prime minister said the moves in Europe were an example of “staggering hypocrisy”. Speaking before a meeting with the US senator, Joni Ernst, Binyamin Netanyahu invoked the Holocaust: “In Geneva they call for the investigation of Israel for war crimes, while in Luxembourg the EU court removed Hamas from the terror list … It seems that too many in Europe, on whose soil 6 million Jews were slaughtered, have learned nothing.”
Posted to YouTube 12/12/2014
Recording NOT vetted by BackChannels.
Nonetheless, the essentials: ISIS appears to have appeared on the Gaza Strip; the “French Cultural Center”, which provides some diplomatic services, appears to have been bombed; and the European Parliament, “in principle”, supported this week the concept of Palestinian statehood, which is fine, but would be even better if any of the talk and underlying anti-Semitic raving actually served to liberate the residents of Gaza rather than continue and actually reinforce their enslavement by Hamas and others.