- Israeli army admits it killed 3 Gazan civilians, including a 91-year-old farmer, although initially it claimed the victims were “terrorists”.
- Israeli human rights group Btselem publishes new report that Israeli soldiers who kill Palestinian civilians are rarely punished.
- Israeli settlers vow to keep building, as the second round of “direct talks” continue in Egypt.
- Peace Now group says at least 13,000 settler housing units in the occupied West Bank are set for construction.
The feature marked two very tragic anniversaries for the Palestinian people, the 40th anniversary of the Black September aggression against the Palestinians in Jordan and the 28th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacres in Beirut. The panel discussed the similarities between the two horrific attacks on the Palestinian people, both carried out by Arab collaborationists with Israeli and U.S. complicity, and both with high Palestinian civilian casualties and betrayal/broken promises by U.S. officials. The feature concluded with a statement by Robert Fisk in his own voice when he re-visited Sabra and Shatila in 2009, eyewitness reports and poetry and music by Palestinian artists.
Focus on Zionism:
A short précis of the Btselem report entitled “Void of Responsibility: Israel Military Policy not to investigate Killings of Palestinians by Soldiers”, released September 14, 2010.
Here is an audio file of this show: