Netanyahu tells Kerry: Hamas will pay a very high price for the capture of the soldier

So – he wants to kill another 1,000 non-Hamas members to “punish” Hamas! He is popular now and does not need to kill anymore children to get his party and government re-elected

The Israeli media has reported that the Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, told John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, on the phone that Hamas will pay a very high price for the operation they carried out this morning in Rafah.

Netanyahu said that Hamas had broken the terms of the ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire with this attack in which they killed two Israeli soldiers and capture another.

via Netanyahu tells Kerry: Hamas will pay a very high price for the capture of the soldier.




Soft as a gentle kiss, a touch on the skin of a memory In the wind,

A soft breeze, a West wind blowing through the trees, across the sea.

Travels through the years, not a face does It wear as It whispers,

It can only be seen with eyes that dream, soft as It speaks.

It changes tides, moves past and around what In nature exists,

Night and day It will go from here and there, place to place.

It Is the Zephy, has been since the time of man,

Energy without form, created by god In heaven, when and how long ago.

For It no beginning, no ending as It howls through time, not seen but why,

Powerful as It Is with no body or soul, why does It know just where to go.?

Keith Garrett

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WHO | WHO Director-General assesses the Ebola outbreak with three West African presidents

First, this outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries. As I said before, this meeting must mark a turning point in the outbreak response.

In addition, the outbreak is affecting a large number of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers, one of the most essential resources for containing an outbreak. To date, more than 60 health care workers have lost their lives in helping others. Some international staff are infected. These tragic infections and deaths significantly erode response capacity.

Second, the situation in West Africa is of international concern and must receive urgent priority for decisive action at national and international levels. Experiences in Africa over nearly four decades tell us clearly that, when well managed, an Ebola outbreak can be stopped.

This is not an airborne virus. Transmission requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, also after death. Apart from this specific situation, the general public is not at high risk of infection by the Ebola virus.

At the same time, it would be extremely unwise for national authorities and the international community to allow an Ebola virus to circulate widely and over a long period of time in human populations.

Constant mutation and adaptation are the survival mechanisms of viruses and other microbes. We must not give this virus opportunities to deliver more surprises.

Third, this is not just a medical or public health problem. It is a social problem. Deep-seated beliefs and cultural practices are a significant cause of further spread and a significant barrier to rapid and effective containment. This social dimension must also be addressed as an integral part of the overall response.

Fourth, in some areas, chains of transmission have moved underground. They are invisible. They are not being reported. Because of the high fatality rate, many people in affected areas associate isolation wards with a sure death sentence, and prefer to care for loved ones in homes or seek assistance from traditional healers.

Such hiding of cases defeats strategies for rapid containment. Moreover, public attitudes can create a security threat to response teams when fear and misunderstanding turn to anger, hostility, or violence.

Finally, despite the absence of a vaccine or curative therapy, Ebola outbreaks can most certainly be contained. Bedrocks of outbreak containment include early detection and isolation of cases, contact tracing and monitoring of contacts, and rigorous procedures for infection control.

Moreover, we do have some evidence that early detection of cases and early implementation of supportive therapy increases the chances of survival. This is another message that needs to be communicated to the public.

via WHO | WHO Director-General assesses the Ebola outbreak with three West African presidents.

Saudi king: World silence on Israel ‘war crimes’ ‘inexcusable’ | Maan News Agency

Saudi King Abdullah said Friday that world silence over Israeli “war crimes” in the Gaza Strip was “inexcusable” and would only breed more violence in the future.

“We see the blood of out brothers in Palestine being shed in collective massacres that have spared nobody, and in war crimes against humanity,” the king said in a speech carried by state news agency SPA.

via Saudi king: World silence on Israel ‘war crimes’ ‘inexcusable’ | Maan News Agency.

All true but will he denounce his allowing Saudi’s to fund ISIS?

90 Palestinians injured by live fire in Hebron clashes | Maan News Agency

More than 90 Palestinians were injured by live fire during clashes with Israeli forces in Hebron on Friday, medics said.

Wilid Zaloum, director of Hebron Governmental Hospital, told Ma’an more 90 Palestinians arrived at the hospital with bullet wounds after being shot by Israeli forces.

Three of the Palestinians were critically injured, Zaloum told Ma’an. Many others were in moderate condition after being shot in the lower extremities.

via 90 Palestinians injured by live fire in Hebron clashes | Maan News Agency.

My thalidomide family: Every time I went home I was a stranger | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian

Why does it take so long for new drugs to get approved? Thalidomide from the late 1950s and early 1960s and its unexpected effects is the best reason and reason not to give up regulations!

‘I can’t imagine what my dad thought or felt when a grim-faced doctor led him to a delivery room an hour after my birth,” says Louise Medus. “All I know is that he almost fainted with shock when I was fully revealed and blurted out: ‘Surely you’re not going to allow a child in this state to live.’”

Louise was born at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, Hertfordshire, on 23 June 1962 to David and Vicki Mason. Her mother had been prescribed thalidomide to prevent morning sickness.

“Like the other parents of thalidomide babies, I’m sure they were expecting a fully formed baby and some of us didn’t have arms, some of us didn’t have legs, some of us didn’t have arms or legs. Some of us had facial disfigurements and some were so deformed that they couldn’t survive.”

via My thalidomide family: Every time I went home I was a stranger | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian.

Israel attacks Rafah: at least 70 killed and over 300 injured

Local sources report at least 70 Palestinians have been killed during violent Israeli attacks on Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip. There is over 300 injuries and the attacks are ongoing at the moment of writing.

The Ministry of Health of Gaza has informed that the Israeli army is targeting civilian homes and bombing people in the streets. Dozens are trying to flee the area.

There were clashes during the night in Rafah between the Palestinian resistance and the IOF, and they intensified after Israel killed 4 Palestinians in the area.

Shortly afterwards the Israeli media reported a ‘serious security incident’ in Kerem Shalom, a few kilometers south of Rafah and the Israeli army declared it a ‘close military zone’. Minutes later Israel announced the end of the 72-hour ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ that started at 8 a.m. this morning, amid unconfirmed reports of an Israeli soldier being captured by Palestinian factions in Kerem Shalom.

The capturing of the soldier has not been confirmed by the Palestinian resistance or Israel at this moment.

via Israel attacks Rafah: at least 70 killed and over 300 injured.