Exclusive Interview: Israeli Whistle Blower: 'Horrible Lies.' No Gaza Attacks On Tel Aviv, No Iron Dome Op
Exclusive, Before It’s News
by Deborah Dupré
Israel is fraudulently reporting Gazans are attacking it and its Iron Dome is operational, according to a Tel Aviv human rights whistle blower’s report Sunday. The Obama Administration this week endorsed Israeli government’s war crimes against Palestinians, massacring them after caging them so they have nowhere to flee, as recent news reports document, confirmed by the whistle blower.
Extremist American Christians, duped by the hoaxes, support Israeli government’s war crimes, according to their comments under related articles, such as Deborah Dupre’s Before It’s News report Saturday. The truth, however, is that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is making fraudulent claims to justify its war crimes, according to the Israeli human rights defender whistle blower.
Photo above: Tel Aviv beaches – people continue their summertime leisure
Tel Aviv Residents Enjoy Summer Beach Fun As Netanyahu Claims They Are Being Bombed
“The facts simply don’t add up,” stated Joseph Zernik PhD, head of Human Rights Alert and OccupyTLV. “And fraud on the people by the Israeli and US governments in matters related to anti-missile systems is nothing new, either.”
Dr. Zernick, an Israeli citizen, spent years in Los Angeles until targeted for blowing the whistle on the city’s corrupt judicial system responsible for thousands of falsely imprisoned people there. After officials heavily targeted him, he fled home to Israel where he continues his human rights investigations and reporting.
Hundreds of senior Israeli officials are participating in the fraud against Gaza, according to Zernick in an email interview Sunday.
“By reasonable estimate, several hundred senior people must be part of the fraud, relative to the inoperational Iron Dome system – in the Ministry of Defense, in the IDF, in the military industries and in academia, etc,” Zernick told Dupré.
“Through the recent reported missile attacks from Gaza on Tel Aviv, I have continued to go to the beach every morning at dawn, take my intensive hour-long swim,” Zernick says in a written statement. “Twice during the past week, missile attack alarms were heard while I was far out at sea. I did not care. I was not alone either. Even Israeli media noted that the people of Tel Aviv continue their summer leisure at the beach uninterrupted, perhaps with a good reason.”
Zernick says he gives the beach report as an extreme example, of how relaxed people are in Tel Aviv, in contrast with the panicky TV 24/7 military analysis and alarming news.
“They try to portray it like people in Tel Aviv are under life threat, which justifies what they do in Gaza,” he said in a separate email to Dupré. “It is a horrible lie!”
‘Roof Knocking’ Tactic Employed on Caged Palestinians
Have Israeli forces really imprisoned Gazans, so there is no way they can flee to escape IDF bombs?
Israel claims Gaza militants have fired close to 500 rockets since Israel launched its Operation Protective Edge early Tuesday; many of those rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system; and it has attacked about 780 Gazan targets over the same period, according to the BBC.
There have been no reports of fatalities in Israel since Tuesday. Over 90 Gazans have died since Tuesday, Palestinian officials say, and about half of those killed are civilians, according to the health ministry, plus some 600 people – mainly civilians – injured. (BBC)
Photo above: July 12, 2014 ruins in Gaza, following IDF bombardment (AP)
Iron Dome ‘Bluff’
Photo above: June 2013 photo op of Obama and Netanyahu in front of the Iron Dome anti-missile system.
Gazan makeshift rockets cannot even reach Tel Aviv, according to Zernick, explaining how Israel is duping the world and American fundamentalists are being unwittingly used to support genocidal war crimes.
“The claimed missile attacks from Gaza on Tel Aviv would represent doubling or tripling of the range of the Gazan makeshift rockets,” he says. “That, after Israel kidnapped in 2011 the Gazan engineer, who was the mastermind of the development and production of these rockets.”
Unofficial Internet sites in Hebrew are reporting on the minute the sounding of missile attack alarms in various cities of the greater Tel Aviv area (Gush Dan). Dozens of alarms were sounded since the current violence started. In the center of Tel Aviv, where I live, such alarms are heard several time a day. With them, Israeli media routinely report that the incoming missiles were successfully intercepted by the Israeli-developed Iron Dome anti-ballistic missile system, according to Zernick.
In the past, IDF claimed the ridiculously accurate success rate of 84% for the Iron Dome system. In contrast, world-renowned, MIT expert, Prof Ted Postol published reports, based on actual data from the previous round of violence – Pillar of Defence, that the actual success rate is more likely 5-10%. Postol used similar criteria to those used by IDF for calculating success – intercepts only of rockets that would hit inhabited areas. (Weapons Experts Raise Doubts About Israel’s Antimissile System, NYTimes, March 2013-03-20)
Over the past week, IDF upped its claimed success rate of the Iron Dome system to 90%.
“Even with such fabulous success rate, however, if all or most missile attack alarms were real, one would have expected some hits in the greater Tel Aviv area. But there were none,” says Zernick .”Moreover, even if the intercepts were real, one would have expected some official or unofficial reports of debris that fell in the greater Tel Aviv area. Such reports are hard to find, if any exist.”
In contrast, Israeli papers report that in areas closer to Gaza, 400 claims for property damages have been filed since the beginning of the present cycle of violence. And pictures, which document the hits are easy to find. Such data seems to contradict the 90% intercept success rate of the Iron Dome system. (Since the beginning of the operation, more than 400 damages claims have been filed, Calcalist, 2014-07-13)
Likewise, one is hard pressed to find any video clips of the successful Iron Dome intercepts over the greater Tel Aviv area, or elsewhere in Israel. One should recall that such video clips of claimed intercepts were the raw data, which was used by Prof Postol to refute the claims of astounding success of the US-made Patriot anti-missile defense system during the First Gulf War. (Postol/Lewis Review of Army’s Study on Patriot Effectiveness, FAS.org, 1992-09-08)
Photo above: Israeli media continue panicky round-the-clock reports “Israel under Fire”, emphasizing missile attacks on greater Tel Aviv area.
Meanwhile, Israeli media continues its round-the-clock panicky broadcasts by Israeli military analysts under the title “Israel under Fire.” The same is reported by the talking heads on corporate media in the United States, where fundamentalists hail Israel’s attacks as fulfilling the Old Testament and ushering in their long awaited and also hailed End Times.
Israel uses those claims of missile attacks on Israel’s population center to justify the IDF heavy bombardment of Gazan civilians in Gaza.
In Gaza, however, “the dead, the wounded, and the ruins are fully documented.” Zernick says.
“In short: The claimed missile attacks on the greater Tel Aviv area, successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome system, are likely to be largely or entirely an Orwellian beating of the drums of war. Likewise, the IDF data of 90% intercept success rate of the Iron Dome system are likely to be vastly exaggerated.
Netanyahu’s new claims, that Israel is using anti-rocket batteries to protect Israeli citizens, whereas Hamas is using Gaza’s citizens to defend their rockets, are obviously directed at drawing public emotional outburst against Palestinians.
“The false claims of ongoing missile attacks on Tel Aviv serve to justify war crimes against the people of Gaza in the eyes of the public both in Israel and abroad, while the false claims of 90% intercept success rate of the Iron Dome serves for numbing the public and greasing the Israeli military-industrial complex.”
Dr. Zernick’s Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2010 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in the United States, with the note: “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California”.
His Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations was incorporated into the 2013 Periodic Review Report regarding Human Rights in Israel, with the note: “lack of integrity of the electronic records of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees courts in Israel.”