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Matthew Hoh On Israel-Palestine, The Recent Hamas Attacks & Israeli Crimes

Matthew Hoh returned to the show for the 6th time, this time for a conversation about Israel-Palestine and the recent attacks/conflict. We spoke about The Recent Hamas Attacks, Hamas, Israel's Response, Settlers, Apartheid, Israeli Crimes and more.

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Bio - Matthew has been a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy since 2010. In 2009, Matthew resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan with the State Department over the American escalation of the war. Prior to his assignment in Afghanistan, Matthew took part in the American occupation of Iraq; first in 2004-5 in Salah ad Din Province with a State Department reconstruction and governance team and then in 2006-7 in Anbar Province as a Marine Corps company commander. When not deployed, Matthew worked on Afghanistan and Iraq war policy and operations issues at the Pentagon and State Department from 2002-8. - Center for International Policy | Matthew Hoh

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A War Long Wanted Many in Brussels, DC, Kyiv, London and Moscow have desired this war for decades MATTHEW HOH JUN 5, 2023 -

No Other Option: Eastern Ukraine Must Be Destroyed To Save It In the war's second year, it is clear Russia had options other than ruinous invasion and occupation. MATTHEW HOH JUN 27, 2023 -

A Force for Peace in The New York Times Our full page ad today urging diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine MATTHEW HOH MAY 17, 2023 -


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Opinion | Israel Can’t Imprison Two Million Gazans Without Paying a Cruel Price Haaretz Gideon Levy Follow Oct 9, 2023

Palestinian boy discovers undercover Israeli forces, they kill him By Al Jazeera Staff On 21 Sep 2023

Protection of Civilians: OCHA OPT Bi-Weekly Highlights 2 – 15 May 2023 UN

Orlando shooting survivor describes attack: 'We knew what his motive was Pulse nightclub shooting survivor Patience Carter, 20, spoke on Tuesday about being held hostage in the bathroom with two of her friends who eventually died Wed 15 Jun 2016 The Guardian

"While I was deployed, I went to bed at night believing that I was protecting the homeland because coming after me and my fellow Marines was a much easier commute for those so hell-bent on killing Americans. But that argument no longer makes sense if my war has inspired enemies at home." I could justify fighting in Afghanistan — until the Boston bombing The Washington Post April 26th 2013

Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, officials say The Washington Post 23 Apr 2013

Hamas celebrates election victory Simon Jeffery and agencies Thu 26 Jan 2006 The Guardian

How Israel Helped to Spawn Hamas By Andrew Higgins Jan. 24, 2009 WSJ

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US plotted to overthrow Hamas after election victory Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Tue 4 Mar 2008 The Guardian

The Gaza Bombshell Vanity Fair BY DAVID ROSE MARCH 3, 2008

"After more than three years of civil war, there are hundreds of militias fighting President Bashar al-Assad — and one another. Among them, even the more secular forces have turned to Islamists for support and weapons over the years, and the remaining moderate rebels often fight alongside extremists like the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.“There’s a lot of skepticism about this piece of the president’s strategy,” said Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California, a member of the House Intelligence Committee. “The so-called moderate rebels have often been very immoderate and ineffective.” US Pins Hope on Syrian Rebels With Loyalties All over the Map,” New York Times, September 11, 2014

Who's Funding ISIS? Wealthy Gulf 'Angel Investors,' Officials Say 'Angel investors' from the Gulf continue to provide money to the terror group, say officials. Image: ISIL militants driving in vehicles near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit An image from a propaganda video uploaded on June 8 by the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, AKA ISIL or ISIS, allegedly shows militants driving in vehicles near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit Sept. 21, 2014, By Robert Windrem NBC

"2. Reaffirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle" Right of peoples to self-determination – GA resolution 35/35. Importance of the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination and of the speedy granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights United Nations United Nations resolution 35/35 of 14 November 1980

An Israeli lawmaker is urging her government to use 'everything in its arsenal,' including 'doomsday' weapons, against Hamas Kwan Wei Kevin Tan Oct 11, 2023 Business Insider

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Defense minister announces ‘complete siege’ of Gaza: No power, food or fuel By EMANUEL FABIAN 9 October 2023 The Israel Times

"No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited." GENEVA CONVENTION RELATIVE TO THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIAN PERSONS IN TIME OF WAR OF 12 AUGUST 1949 UN Article 33

Israel’s Collective Punishment of Palestinians Illegal and an Affront to Justice: Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the oPt – Press Release GENEVA (17 July 2020)

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West Bank wall elevates barrier to water access for Palestinians

Gaza Strip | The humanitarian impact of 15 years of the blockade - June 2022 UNICEF

What to Know About the Arab Citizens of Israel WRITTEN BY Kali Robinson March 9, 2023 CFR

15 years of blockade and health in Gaza (July 2022) Format News and Press Release Sources Health Cluster WHO Posted 9 Oct 2022

Gaza children face acute water and sanitation crisis Water and power shortages put children's health at risk By Abeer Abu Shawish and Catherine Weibel GAZA, State of Palestine, 1 September 2017

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7853RD MEETING (PM) SC/12657 23 DECEMBER 2016 Israel’s Settlements Have No Legal Validity, Constitute Flagrant Violation of International Law, Security Council Reaffirms 14 Delegations in Favour of Resolution 2334 (2016) as United States Abstains UN

9263RD MEETING (AM) SC/15203 20 FEBRUARY 2023 Security Council Expresses ‘Concern’, ‘Dismay’ over Israeli Settlement Expansions, Adopting First Presidential Statement on Question of Palestine in Years UN

Israel Rejects Over 98 Percent of Palestinian Building Permit Requests in West Bank's Area C Trend to limit Palestinian development over the past three years correlates with expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank from Hagar Shezaf Follow Jan 21, 2020 Haaretz

Nearly 100% of All Military Court Cases in West Bank End in Conviction, Haaretz Learns s from Chaim Levinson Follow Nov 29, 2011 Haaretz

Elementary school of Ein Samiya demolished 17 Aug 2023 UN

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A former Mossad chief says Israel is enforcing an apartheid system in the West Bank BY TIA GOLDENBERG AP September 6, 2023

Two former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa accuse Jewish state of 'apartheid' i24NEWS June 08, 2021

Mandela’s grandson on visit: ‘Israel is the worst apartheid regime' “The settlements I saw here [in the West Bank] reminded me of what we had suffered in South Africa..." By ILANIT CHERNICK NOVEMBER 28, 2017 Jerusalem Post

2023 marks deadliest year on record for children in the occupied West Bank 18 Sep 2023

Abu Akleh shooting: fatal shot came from Israeli forces, says OHCHR Veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh spent a quarter century covering life under Israeli military rule. Al Jazeera Veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh spent a quarter century covering life under Israeli military rule. 24 June 2022 Human Rights

Amendment to clarify equality in Nation-State Law rejected Yesh Atid - Telem brought bill to insert clause guaranteeing equality to all citizens in controversial nation state law, which Gantz, Blue and White vowed to change during election campaigns. By JEREMY SHARON JULY 29, 2020 The Jersuselm Post

"In Syria, if the choice is between Iran and the Islamic State, I choose the Islamic State. They don’t have the capabilities that Iran has" Israeli defense minister: If I had to choose between Iran and ISIS, I’d choose ISIS By Adam Taylor January 19, 2016 The Washington Post - Times of Israel

"The initial message about the Syrian issue was that we always wanted [President] Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran,” he said. This was the case, he said, even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated to al-Qaida. “We understand that they are pretty bad guys,” he said, adding that this designation did not apply to everyone in the Syrian opposition. “Still, the greatest danger to Israel is by the strategic arc that extends from Tehran, to Damascus to Beirut. And we saw the Assad regime as the keystone in that arc. That is a position we had well before the outbreak of hostilities in Syria. With the outbreak of hostilities we continued to want Assad to go.” 'Israel wanted Assad gone since start of Syria civil war' SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Jerusalem Post in a parting interview

"Nusra Front, however, hasn’t bothered Israel since seizing the border area last summer—and some of its severely wounded fighters are regularly taken across the frontier fence to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals… Only about one-third of the Syrians treated in Israel, however, were women and children. An Israeli military official acknowledged that most of the rebels on the other side of the fence belong to Nusra but said that Israel offered medical help to anyone in need, without checking their identity. “We don’t ask who they are, we don’t do any screening…Once the treatment is done, we take them back to the border and they go on their way,” he said." Al Qaeda a Lesser Evil? Syria War Pulls U.S., Israel Apart Mountaintop on edge of Golan Heights illustrates complexities. WSJ March 12th 2015

"Israel stood by our side in a heroic way,” said Moatasem al-Golani, spokesman for the rebel group Fursan al-Joulan, or Knights of the Golan. “We wouldn’t have survived without Israel’s assistance." Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian RebelsFighters near Golan Heights in Syria receive cash and humanitarian help By Rory Jones WSJ June 18, 2017

In the Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister by Alan Duncan

Palestinian journalist hit in head by bullet during raid on terror suspect’s home This article is more than 4 months old News photographer Moamen Sumreen, 22, had been covering the demolition of the apartment in Ramallah Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem Thu 8 Jun 2023 The Guardian

Abu Akleh shooting: fatal shot came from Israeli forces, says OHCHR Veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh spent a quarter century covering life under Israeli military rule. Al Jazeera Veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh spent a quarter century covering life under Israeli military rule. 24 June 2022 Human Rights

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