1 July 2010

War criminal and minister Ben-Eliezer: ' This business just isn't working anymore'

Israeli Minister of Trade, Industry and Labor, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, says the world is tired of Israel and that Israel, rather than the Gaza Strip, is actually blockaded.

"We're not the ones maintaining a blockade. We're blockaded, utterly isolated. We're in a situation where the world is tired of us," the Jewish Daily quoted Ben-Elezier as saying in an interview in the Yediot Ahronot Friday supplement.

"They're tired of hearing our explanations, of showing empathy for our troubles, even if they're real troubles. (The world is) Tired of understanding us. This business just isn't working anymore. After 43 years, nobody wants to hear any more explanations about why this occupation is continuing and how we have nobody to talk to." Elezier continued.

Born in 1936 in Basra in southern Iraq, Binyamin “Fuad” Ben-Eliezer is the senior leader of the Labor Party’s hawkish wing, a tough-as-nails ex-general and currently the party’s grand old man.

Press TV, 30 Jun 2010

Coca Cola honouring a war criminal

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (L), and Defense Minister Brigadier-General Binyamin Ben Eliezer at an army camp outside the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin in the West Bank, 10 April 2002, being briefed on the progress of the on-going slaughter of the Palestinian inhabitants which began 7 days ago.

In September 2009 Coca-Cola hosted a special reception at the Coca-Cola world headquarters to honour Brigadier-General Binyamin Ben-Eliezer[33][34], Israel's ex-Minister of Defense currently Minister of Industry, Trade & Labor. The reception was attended by the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and almost 150 members of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce[18]. Brigadier-General Binyamin Ben-Eliezer is a wanted war criminal. According to Dr.Aryeh Yitzhaki, a mainstream Israeli military historian, the IDF killed around a 1000 Egyptian POWs during the Six-Day War. Ben-Eliezer "Shaked unit" was responsible for one-third of those murders. [44][45]

Dr. Yitzhaki reports that Palestinian volunteers in the Egyptian army were executed Nazi-style in El-Arish in 1967. Gabby Biron, a right-wing journalist who witnessed the murder of about 10 POWs before being forced to leave, confirmed Yitzhaki's report. Biron says that Israeli intelligence officers put POWs one by one through a short interrogation. If the IDF determined by the prisoner's accent that he was Palestinian, he was taken behind the building, forced to dig his own grave, and shot. According to Holocaust survivors, the incident bears a striking similarity to Nazi tactics.[46][44][43]

Defense Minister Brigadier-General Binyamin Ben Eliezer(L), Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon (C) and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (R) - three war criminals.[61]

Ben-Eliezer was the First Commanding Officer in Southern Lebanon, appointed in 1977, acting as a liaison between the local Christian militias and Israel, laying the foundations for the collaboration which would result in the Sabra Shatilla massacre in 1982. From 1978-1981 he was the Military Governor of the West Bank and from 1983-1984 he was the Government Coordinator of Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Under Sharon, Ben-Eliezer served as Defence Minister (Mar 2001- Oct 2002) during Operation Defensive Shield where Israel brutally attacked and reoccupied Palestinian cities perpetrating war crimes with total disregard for civilian populations, prominent among them was the massacre at Jenin.

Source & footnotes: Inminds UK

Jenin 2002

The burned remains of a Palestinian boy lay amidst toys in a house destroyed by Israeli soldiers in the Jenin refugee camp Saturday, April 13, 2002.

A Palestinian woman looks at dead bodies in a house in the refugee camp in the West Bank town of Jenin, April 13, 2002.

April 15: UN Commission on Human Rights Condemns Israeli Mass Killings in Palestine

April 17: Red Cross workers cover the remains of a Palestinian woman killed by Israeli soldiers in the Jenin refugee camp.

They were warned by loudspeaker to get out of the house before I come, but I gave no one a chance. I didn't wait. I didn't give one blow, and wait for them to come out. I would just ram the house with full power, to bring it down as fast as possible. I wanted to get to the other houses. To get as many as possible. ...

Many people were inside houses we started to demolish. They would come out of the houses we were working on. I didn't see, with my own eyes, people dying under the blade of the D-9. and I didn't see house falling down on live people. But if there were any, I wouldn't care at all. I am sure people died inside these houses, but it was difficult to see, there was lots of dust everywhere, and we worked a lot at night. I found joy with every house that came down, because I knew they didn't mind dying, but they cared for their homes. If you knocked down a house, you buried 40 or 50 people for generations. If I am sorry for anything, it is for not tearing the whole camp down.


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