In recent weeks I was on the border of Gaza and getting reports from soldiers in the Gaza Strip who leak information out to me. I am in the process of publication of two big stories in major U.S. newspapers, but there are some things I can share with you right now: Soldiers in two different units inside Gaza leaked information about the murdering of Palestinians by sniper fire in Shuja’iyya neighborhood as punishment for the death of soldiers in their units. After the shooting on the Israeli armored personnel carriers, which killed seven soldiers of the Golani Brigade, the Israeli army carried out a massacre in Shuja’iyya neighborhood. A day after the massacre, many Palestinians came to search for their relatives and their families in the rubble. In one of the videos uploaded to YouTube, a young Palestinian man calls the names of his family and looking for them between the ruins when he is suddenly shot at in his chest and falls down. A few seconds after that, there are two additional shootings from snipers into his body, killing him instantly. Since the video was released, there was no official response from the IDF spokesperson. Today I can report that the official command that was handed down to the soldiers in Shujaiyya was to capture Palestinian homes as outposts. From these posts, the soldiers drew an imaginary red line, and amongst themselves decided to shoot to death anyone who crosses it. Anyone crossing the line was defined as a threat to their outposts, and was thus deemed a legitimate target. This was the official reasoning inside the units. I was told that the unofficial reason was to enable the soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers (something that for years the IDF has not faced during its operations in Gaza and the West Bank), out on the Palestinian refugees in the neighborhood. Under the pretext of the so-called “security threat” soldiers were directed to carry out a pre-planned attack of revenge on Palestinian civilians. These stories join many other similar ones that Amira Hass and I investigated in Operation Cast Lead. The death toll that continues to rise is steadily reaching the numbers of the massacre of 2009.
More than 1,100 have been killed in Gaza, at least 80 percent of them civilians. Today it is cleared for publication that at least 4 soldiers were killed by a rocket in a gathering area outside of Gaza, and another soldier was killed in Gaza. They join 43 soldiers that have already been killed. We know that more acts of revenge will come soon and it is important that we not stay silent. This is the time to take to the streets and to social media. Demand from your representative wherever you are to stop supporting this massacre and to immediately boycott the state of Israel until the occupation ends, the blockade is lifted and Palestinians will be free. We all want to be in the right place at the right time when history knocks on our door, and history is knocking in Gaza right now. You need to decide on which side you want to go down in history.

Eran Efrati (via momo33me)

My dad doesn’t thinking killing someone in war is considered murder.

He also thinks it’s “too bad” that I don’t watch Bill O’Reilly.

I live 1500 miles from home for reasons.

Why y’all cryin’? I’ve killed way more people with drone strikes than these muthafukkas with a rocket shootin’ shit down over Ukraine. Blew up some houses and trucks, too!
Now sit cha asses down, and stop cryin’ like a bitch.

Barack Obama, from an unused speech today, regarding the MH17 crash.

Dad beats man unconscious after allegedly finding him sexually assaulting his son |

I would’ve killed him.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after he allegedly caught him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.

The suspect appeared in court, his eyes almost swollen shut.

His face is covered in bruises but police say the man who did the beating isn’t facing any charges.

Officers say the father of the rape victim did exactly what many parents would do in his situation.

“Dad reacted like a dad. He’s acting like a father, protecting his son and he’s furious over what has occurred,” said Chief Mike Chitwood, with the Daytona Beach Police Department.

“I just walked in and found a grown man molesting [my son]… and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now officer,” the father said on the 911 call.

Authorities say Raymond Frolander asked the 11-year-old boy first to sit on his lap, then took him to a bedroom, pulled his pants down and the child’s, sexually battering him.

That’s the scenario the victim’s father walked in on.

“You beat him up?” asked the 911 dispatcher.

“Oh yeah, send him an ambulance. He’s going to need one,” said the father.

According to the victim, Raymond Frolander had been abusing him for more than three years.

Authorities say he was a trusted family friend who would always play video games with the boy.

“The young man was in fear that if he didn’t comply, he’d get hurt,” said Chief Chitwood.

Frolander allegedly admitted to the ongoing sexual abuse, saying ‘I’m guilty.’

He also claimed he had been abused as a child.

“I knew what was going on and I did what I had a right to except I didn’t kill him. You are damn lucky boy that I love my God,” said the father on the 911 call.

Due to the nature of the crime, a judge ruled that Frolander will be held without bond.

Cop Shoots 17-Year-Old Boy Who Answers Door, Nothing Else Happens

People ask me all the time, “What is your problem with cops?”

I wonder how many more stories I have to post before it finally sinks in.


In February, Beth Gatny of the Euharlee, Georgia, police department fatally shot 17-year-old Christopher Roupe after the boy opened the door for the officer. Gatny was at the residence to serve a probation warrant for Roupe’s father. Police claimed the 17-year old pointed a gun at the officer but the family insisted he as holding a Nintendo Wii controller.  One witness said she saw the cop sobbing into her hands after the shooting.

In April, a grand jury recommended the District Attorney, Rosemary Greene, take action, finding the use of deadly force was not authorized. The DA’s office said it would collect additional evidence and return to a grand jury. Unfortunately you can probably guess what happened next. Via WSB-TV in Atlanta:

The District Attorney’s Office for the Cherokee Judicial Circuit presented a proposed indictment charging Gatny with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. However, the grand jury did not find sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to trial.

"Because the Grand Jury has determined that the actions of Officer Gatny did not rise to the level of a criminal offense, this concludes the involvement of the District Attorney’s Office in this matter," District Attorney Rosemary Greene said.

Gatny, who had been with the Euharlee Police Department less than a year, was fired from her previous police job, in Acworth, Georgia. While there, among other things, she apparently shot a suspect while he was trying to remove his backpack, believing he was going for a gun. She was fired for exhausting her medical leave.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation completed its investigation into the shooting sometime in April and sent the results to the DA. That report does not appear to have been made public but Reason has placed an open records request for the final report.

  • Israel: You guys should probably evacuate, we're going to drop some bombs.
  • Gaza: Okay, we're coming!
  • Israel: Well, actually, you can't come in to Israel, since you're Palestinians.
  • Gaza: But, you control all of our borders, where do we go?
  • Israel: Sounds like a personal problem.
  • Gaza: .... So, stay here?
  • Israel: If you want, but don't say we didn't warn you..