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“Just Another Mother Murdered”

Palestinian children weep in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip (July 15, 2014)

A dozen years ago Alison Weir described how U.S. media ignored a Palestinian death… This pattern has persisted year after year after year… 

By Alison Weir – If Americans Knew October 6, 2006

Almost no one bothered to report it. A search of the nation’s largest newspapers turned up nothing in USA Today, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Houston Chronicle, Tampa Tribune, etc.

There was nothing on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, NPR, Fox News. Nothing.

The LA Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Associated Press each had one sentence, at most, telling about her. All three left out the details, the LA Times had her age significantly off, and the Washington Post reported that she had been killed by an Israeli tank shell.

It hadn’t been a tank shell that had killer her, according to witnesses. It had been bullets, multiple ones, fired up close.

Neighbors report that Israeli soldiers had been beating her husband because he wasn’t answering their questions. Foolishly or valiantly, how is one to say, the 35-year-old woman had interfered. She tried to explain that her husband was deaf, screamed at the soldiers that her husband couldn’t hear them and attempted to stop them from hitting him. So they shot her. Several times.

Her name was Itemad Ismail Abu Mo’ammar.

She didn’t die, though. That took longer. It required her life to flow out of her in the form of blood for several hours, as Israeli soldiers refused to allow an ambulance to transport her to help. Her husband and children could do nothing to save her.

Finally, after approximately five hours, an ambulance was allowed to take her to a hospital, where physicians were able to render one service: pronounce her dead, a few days before the commencement of Ramadan, a season of family gatherings much like the Christmas season for Americans. She left 11 children. None of this was in the Washington Post story, which had reported her death in one half of one sentence.

Her husband’s brother, who lived in the same house, was also killed. He was a 28-year-old farmer.

Why did this all happen? The family lived behind a resistance fighter wanted by Israel. They were simply “collateral damage” in a failed Israeli assassination/kidnapping operation.

All together, five Palestinians were killed that day. The other three were young shepherds killed in another area, two 15 years old and one 14, who seem to have simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Gaza.

None of this was reported in most of America’s news media, and so the American public never learned about a mother bleeding to death in front of her children, or young shepherds being blown to pieces. Apparently, it just wasn’t newsworthy.

A Case Study of “Good” News Coverage

The Washington Post at least mentioned these deaths, so perhaps those who care about journalistic standards should laud the Post for its coverage.

And yet, the Post in its short report got so much so wrong.

In addition to misreporting Itemad’s cause of death and omitting critical facts, the Post’s story portrayed the entire context incorrectly, telling readers that these five deaths had broken a period of “relative calm.”

The fact is that while it was true that in the previous six months not a single Israeli child had been killed by Palestinians, during this period Israelis had killed 75 Palestinian young people, including an 8-month-old and several three-year-olds.

I phoned the Post and spoke to a foreign editor about the need to run a correction, providing information on Itemad’s murder. The editor said that she would pass this on to their correspondent (who is based in Israel), but explained that it was “impossible for him to go to Gaza.” When I disagreed, she amended the “impossible” to “very difficult.” She neglected to mention that the Post has access to stringers in Gaza available to check out any incident the editors deem important.

Next, I wrote a letter to the paper containing the above information. Happily, the Post letters department apparently checked it out and decided it was a good letter. They sent an email informing me that they were considering my letter for publication and needed to confirm that I was the one who had written it, and that I had not sent the information elsewhere.

I replied in the affirmative, we exchanged a few more messages, and everything appeared on target. Normally, when publications contact you in this way, your letter is published shortly thereafter. I waited in anticipation. And waited.

It is now almost two weeks after their report, and I have just been informed that the paper has decided not to print my letter. The Post has apparently determined that there is no need to run a correction.

I think I understand.

Although the Washington Post’s statement of principles proclaims, “This newspaper is pledged to minimize the number of errors we make and to correct those that occur… Accuracy is our goal; candor is our defense,” the American Society of Newspaper Editors clarifies these ethical requirements: corrections need only be printed when the error of commission or omission is “significant.”

And, after all, these were only Palestinians, and it was just another mother dead.


Alison Weir is the founder and executive director of If Americans Knew. She is the author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel


Another Palestinian mother has just been killed. For a list of Palestinian and Israeli women killed see this Timeline.

October 15, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Subjugation - Torture, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes | , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. First of all, the so-obvious collusion of those committed to this Zionist juggernaut of criminality, constitutes a “tribe” mentality. Like it or not. It’s there. It’s operating. It’s fanatic in protecting, furthering and everything else which contributes to what it does. What it does is what it is.

    No matter how successful the “tribe” is able to censor, to use language as a weapon to talk away and justify these crimes, the crimes mount and mount and mount until the magnitude of criminality is so great as to burst upon Israel and its contributors.

    To contribute is to be complicit. The cowardice and soul destruction of America as a contributor in so many ways is lamentable; if this hasn’t already destroyed the moral fabric of America already, it will.

    Comment by michael | October 15, 2018 | Reply

  2. Check out.

    An eyeopener, this book, that I did not yet read. Good that this free pdf shows up..

    The Australian author of the the book Holy Hell, published in late 2014, Gail Tredwell opens unknown chapters
    of the life of a well known woman saint from India aka as the Hugging Mother.

    GT: To explain for those who don’t know who I am/was. I was Amma’s personal attendant for 20 years. I arrived in Jan. 1980 when she was Sudhamani living with her parents and left in Nov. 1999. I was nicknamed ‘Amma’s shadow’ because I was constantly by her side and lived in her quarters. I can speak fluent Malayalam so language was never a barrier to understand what was going on. It would not be an exaggeration to say I know her better than anyone in the world.

    Tredwell acted as Amma’s personal servant, expected to be available at the “saint’s” disposal at all hours

    In Granollers a city near Barcelona,Spain 9/10/11 oct. 2018 I was visiting the Hugging Mother.

    Getting very tired- strange I had been sleeping the whole day in a nearby hotel- after drinking the water blessed by A.- handed out in a small plastic cup to ca. thousand people present the third evening- I did not attend the Devi Bhava part (´cream on the cake´, the entire night) till the next morning. A. is adored by her devotees as an incarnation of Mother Divine, the Creative Energy of the universe and wears at this occasion a huge crown.

    Defnitely there is something in the air around Amma. Something good. Or is it?

    Comments from: https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?12,124116,page=1

    ´Amma sucks people in the West into her cult under the guise that she is this great humanitarian who radiates love. Yet the longer you stay in her org the more apparent it becomes to you that this is not all about love. It is about exploiting others for their free labour, about getting them to hand over their money to her organisation in the guise of it being used for her “charities” – that one now busted – as can be seen on the Foreign Currency declaration site of the Indian Office of Home Affairs that in fact less than 10% of these foreign donations being used for actual charities.´

    ´….the huge amount of money this organisation has – $342 million just in the foreign bank accounts investigators have managed to find out about…. (these comments are from nov. 2013, gj)

    A funny one:

    ´Right now, Amma is reminding me a lot of Bernie Madoff. Bernie had everything it took to become a highly successful legitimate business man, but somehow he made decisions along the way that eventually turned him into one of the biggest scam artists in history. Perhaps it started with a few lies and a heady exhilaration of power over people. From there, it snowballed. And of course, lots of money rolled in…millions and millions of dollars.´

    ´I spent a lot of time close to Amma, asking questions, listening, and closely observing her actions. In the end, a veil was lifted and I saw the entire operation for what it was: a theatrical mirage.´

    Apparently Western followers of A.

    Here is a Hindu ex-devotee:

    ´I am an ex-devotee of this Amma. I remember you and spoke to you in ashram. Now her ashram is a corporate business organization in the name of spiritualism. In the name of social service, having own medical college, university in her name and selling medical admission seats. But God will made us realize the trust. i am happy you are safe, they don’t dare to kill you, I am so proud of you! You show the courage to publish the trust to the world. I am sure there are many people like you who are suffering silently in the ashram. I can’t wait to read your book. I came to know that ashram people are trying to ban this book publication in India.´

    ¨I am an Indian, reside in Kerala. When I see the westerners around this bitch, used to think how foolish is this people. As a keralite I can not value this lady nothing more than a black magician, but I was sure that one day the truth will be disclosed to the world, Gali did that.´

    ´The Kerala-based writer and head of the Indian Rationalist Association, Sreeni Pattathanam wrote the book Matha Amritanandamayi: Sacred Stories and Realities, a controversial critique first published in 1985. The author reportedly claimed that miracles of Amritanandamayi are fake and bogus and there also have been many deaths around Amritanandamayi’s ashrams that are suspicious´

    ´It focussed on the mysterious deaths associated with this woman including those of her own brother, who died after criticising her activities and attempting to out her for being a fake. The death of her cousin and many other deaths, both of locals and foreigners, as well as in busting much of the “miracle” mythology that appears in her official biography.´

    +++

    https://brontebaxter.wordpress.com/blowing-the-whistle-chpt-9-amma-the-mother-saint-hugging-away-your-personhood/

    ´As one of the 25 core leaders in the U.N.’s religion parliament, Amma supports and promotes the “Big Brother” goals of the UN. For anyone wondering if the efforts by the global elite to create a New World Order have a spiritual component, Amma provides ample evidence.´

    Remember Agenda 21.

    A. is said to have longtime sex relations with certain of her celibates. But that´s a private part in the movie of life.

    ´A. has been flushing untreated raw sewerage, hormones and heavy metals into the local water systems now since the 1980s, just upstream from all those picturesque Keralan chinese style fishing nets we see on all the postcards!

    I mean if she was such a huge freaking environmentalist she would have used her millions of $$$s and installed a state of the art sewage treatment plant wouldn’t she!´

    OK. A lot. but A. is definitely not a present Incarnation of Mahadevi. Mother Divine.

    CIA O

    Comment by Gabreal Jones | October 15, 2018 | Reply

    • Check out:

      http://adishakti.org/pdf_files/Amma-s_personality.pdf

      I am absolutely no fan of psychiatry but this link on the Gail Tredwell / Sudhamani aka as Amma is profound.The author, Jacques Vigne, is a writer on India and psychological spirituality:

      ´How could any of this happen? The mistake has been to believe that Sudhamani was at the same spiritual level as Râmakrishna Paramhamsa, Swami Râmdâs or Mâ Anandamayî, because of superficial similarities in their Sâdhanâ. The deliberate choice of the name Amritânandamayî and the white outfit that Sudhamani started to wear has contributed to the confusion between her and Mâ Anandamayî. But the revelations of Gail who has been Sudhamani’s personal assistant for twenty years, and many points also confirmed by a series of other people’s testimonials, clearly show that she is far from having the required qualifications to reach to that level.´

      ´The author’s psychological analysis of A. has been approved by Gail Tredwell herself.´

      CIA O

      Comment by Gabreal Jones | October 16, 2018 | Reply

  3. The vast majority of the American Press ignored this evil deed, as they do so many others, and thereby are complicit in the crime(s)against the Palestinian people. They are very quick to point out “Anti-Semitism” though, and it’s everywhere, apparently……

    The way this woman was ‘persecuted’ by the Israeli’s was inhuman. Almost a ‘Crucifixion’. And, when the Israeli’s kill someone they do it in the most evil and pitiless way……

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | October 15, 2018 | Reply

  4. When Rupert Murdoch ceo of RotSchild lie factory started TM he was higly praised in the TM media.

    see gj-comment at: http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2018/10/mass-murder-by-starving-people-to-death.html

    And of course zionist jew Jerry Seinfeld (probably a pseudonym, JS is a longtime TM practitioner, Seinfeld, Field of Being)) who told pedo Hanks to start TM is another example of what I mentioned at Goon Squad.

    There is a whole list of types in the entertainment industry of them. Not only in that section of our present day societies.

    People load up their body/mind batteries but remain j-bankers matrix slaves.

    CIA O

    Comment by Gabreal Jones | October 15, 2018 | Reply

  5. AMMA THE STRANGLING MOTHER

    Amma originally known as Sudhamani is linked up with extremely violent nationalists in India, who beat up – to say the least- people there who dare to differ from this holy hugging mamma.

    That certainly will not be the reason for deleting them.

    She is said to have murdered one of her own brothers who wanted to out her as fake. Reported by a reliable dissenter at this Amma´s Crime site.

    All of her hidden hellish things makes her really the wolf/sheep proverb incarnate. Worse than her catholic colleague from Albania who was ´helping the poor´ in Calcutta.

    No wonder she signs intentional declarations with pedo pope F.

    She creates a subtle sattvic (harmoniuos) atmosphere with all these devotional songs, mantra´s, chanted by her swamis who did not yet leave her as many others of their fellow orange soul seekers already did.

    I did not know anything about Gail Tredwell, nor the money, murders etc. till when I left the 12th october. I still regarded her as a OK source to visit for Darshan once in the so many years.

    It appeared to be the National Holiday of Spain. I saw on the tv in the hotelroom the Spanish King inspecting the troops and saluting the flag.

    Btw this Juan Carlos is total loss anyway, don´t know about his son Felipe.

    What I did not know was the same day the Catalonia Independistas launched a proposal to finish the monarchy in Spain*

    Did not read yet Holy Hell, only the beginning chapters nor this important link, in support of Tredwell:

    http://adishakti.org/pdf_files/Amma-s_personality.pdf

    He was a insider of this Amritapuri ashram which he calls somewhere softly Asatpuri (place without truth).

    It actually must be really a hell hole.

    At Aletho I mention the fact that PM Modi is adoring her and that he should do his homework about her.

    She recorded a short video where she congratulates Modi with his birthday a week ago or so and she hopes that India will be a gem to the World.
    Pearcing through her hugging charade what Tredwell & other reliable longtime insiders did, posing as the Incarnation of the Universal Life Mother Energy Who Creates All This Maya which is bloody real as all beings know from second to second….

    All these skeletons in her cupboard, Mamma Mia, Mercadona….

    *She should abdicate from her fake Sovereign Supreme Soul throne and release all her hidden accounts to really help the poor in Mother India at least…

    And break ties with the j-bankers United Nations and their genocidal Agenda 21.

    That alone will make ancient Bharat, Mother India which as Paramatma, the Author Of Creation wrote the only landmass on Terra diamond shaped,

    D.I.AM.O.N.D.

    Divinity I.AM. Opening New Dimensions.

    A plus point: to my knowledge she never went to the territory occupied by the fake jews.

    see: http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2018/10/amma-hugging-mother.html

    Last but not least:

    PM Modi honouring MAM for the largest contribution to Clean Up India

    That bitch gave 14 million usd 3 okt. 2018 to clean up Mother India. The biggest amount till now to that necessary project.

    The report of the hidden millions dates from years ago:

    see: http://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2018/10/mass-murder-by-starving-people-to-death.html

    MMY has much slushed away more money made from India´s Wisdomto his family accouint

    India could be the cleanest environment on the planet with the money of these two diabolic would be ´saints´.

    They are both collaborators with the former colonial rulers (now organised in the cricket club BB BohemiaBilderberg) of that Sacred Spot on Earth.

    CIA O

    Comment by Gabreal Jones | October 17, 2018 | Reply

  6. Remember the comment of an ex-A. aforementioned:

    ´A. has been flushing untreated raw sewerage, hormones and heavy metals into the local water systems now since the 1980s, just upstream from all those picturesque Keralan chinese style fishing nets we see on all the postcards!

    I mean if she was such a huge freaking environmentalist she would have used her millions of $$$s and installed a state of the art sewage treatment plant wouldn’t she!´

    All good to Mother India and Mother Earth and all its life-forms.

    CIA O

    Comment by Gabreal Jones | October 17, 2018 | Reply


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