A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Daily Sabah reported.
Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.”
"They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists," Shaked said, adding, "They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”
The remarks are considered as a call for genocide as she declared that all Palestinians are Israel’s enemies and must be killed.
We oppose S. 2363, the so-called “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014” and the related Senate bills (S. 1996, S. 170, S. 847, S. 1335, S. 1634, S. 1660 and S. 1212). We oppose this legislation because it threatens the conservation of fish, wildlife, and habitats that benefit all Americans. While there are many adverse special interest provisions contained in the legislation, the following aspects of the bill clearly demonstrate why it must be opposed.
Specifically, S. 1996 will exclude national wildlife refuge management decisions from environmental review & public input and aims to open vital wilderness areas to damaging construction projects for the purpose of energy and/or mineral production, energy generation and/or transmission infrastructure as well as recreational hunting and shooting on FEDERAL lands.
1- It contains several alarming rollbacks of long-standing federal environmental and public land laws including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Wilderness Act, and the National Forest Management Act. In the process, it would reduce or eliminate important protections for America’s public lands that have been in place for decades.
2 -In regards to NEPA, for example, the bill could exempt all decisions on and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service lands regarding trapping and recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting from compliance with NEPA by mandating that such lands be open to these activities. NEPA ensures that agencies assess and consider the impacts of their land-use decisions before those decisions are made. It also serves as an effective platform for the public to assess the environmental consequences of proposed agency actions and to weigh in on governmental decisions before they are finalized.
Senate Votes 82-12 to Advance Bill Protecting Hunting, Shooting on Federal Land
The Senate on Monday took a step toward passing legislation that would expand hunting, shooting and other sportsmen’s activities on federal lands.
Senators voted 82-12 in favor of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, a procedural vote that could put the Senate in a position to approve the bill as early as this week.
The bipartisan proposal has been kicking around Congress for the last few years, and is a combination of several proposals aimed at letting people use the thousands of acres of land controlled by the federal government.
Among other things, it would ensure that more target ranges are placed on public land, and that target shooting, hunting and fishing can take place on these lands. It also ends a ban on fishing gear made with lead components, something that was put in place for environmental reasons.
Additionally, it would allow people to import polar bear trophies from Canada harvested from bears taken before they were placed on the endangered species list.