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.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/12/18/islamic-state-boasts-of-french-cultural-center-blast-gaza-operations-video/ – 12/18/2014


“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.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/17/eu-parliament-backs-palestine-state – 12/17/2014.


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.

Related Reference

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-hamas-taken-off-european-union-terror-list-israel-anger-20141217-story.html – 12/17/2014.