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Israeli Nakba Day Violence

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Israeli viciousness against Palestinians for not being Jewish gives new meaning to the term rogue state.

Israel brutalizes Palestinians the way Hitler mistreated Jews – slow-motion genocide instead of Nazi Germany’s industrial-scale elimination of unwanted people, same goal.

World community lip service criticism of Israeli viciousness alone permits no end of it. Full US support and encouragement of its high crimes assures continued Palestinian suffering under brutalizing occupation – Gaza’s blockade the worst of it.

Nakba Day Tuesday was marked by Israeli initiated violence throughout the Territories, Netanyahu regime forces attacking peaceful Palestinian demonstrators – on a day they mourned and buried the dead from Monday’s Gaza massacre.

At least two Palestinians were killed on Tuesday, over 400 others injured in Gaza alone, others throughout the Territories.

Israeli drones terror-bombed demonstrators with toxic tear gas canisters and foul-smelling smoke bombs. 

They dropped SIM cards in parts of Gaza, aiming to recruit Judas goat Palestinian collaborators to inform on their people.

Israeli soldiers have shoot-to-kill and shoot-to-disable orders in confronting peaceful Palestinian demonstrators.

Doctors Without Borders (MSM) in Gaza called the toll from Monday’s massacre “unacceptable and inhuman.”

A statement said its medical teams are “working around the clock, as they have done” since Great March of Return Fridays began on March 30.

They’re working under “chaotic” conditions “comparable to what (they) observed after the bombings of the 2014 war, with a colossal influx of injured people in a few hours, completely overwhelming the medical staff.”

MSM doctors performed over “30 surgical interventions (on Monday alone), sometimes on two or three patients in the same operating theater, and even in the corridors” under unsanitary conditions risking serious infection. 

MSM called Israeli violence in Gaza a “bloodbath” – ongoing for weeks, the worst of it on Monday, no end of it in sight with Friday Strip demonstrations to continue weekly at least until mid-June.

Ahead of Monday’s massacre, MSM US executive director Jason Cone explained horrendous wounds its doctors are coping to deal with, saying:

“The exit wounds are fist-size. Bone is pulverized into dust. This is the reality for half of the injured patients received in my organization’s clinics since the launch of the Great Return March in Gaza.”

Its medical personnel “are completely overwhelmed.” Before Monday’s massacre, Cone said MSM “will soon be unable to manage additional wounded,” adding “Gaza is on the verge of collapse.”

Undeclared Israeli aggression rages against all peaceful Palestinian demonstrations throughout the Territories – with full support and encouragement from Washington, greatly aided by the world community, doing nothing to stop the carnage, failing to hold Israel accountable.

A Final Comment

Eyewitness accounts of Gaza protests since begun explained the following:

Demonstrations have been entirely peaceful – unarmed men, women and children participating.

Israeli forces committed Nuremberg-level high crimes, demanding accountability not forthcoming.

Men, women, children, medical personnel, journalists, and amputees in wheelchairs were targeted by sniper fire and aerial attacks.

The already horrendous death and injury toll is certain to increase ahead – maybe another Israeli Gaza war of aggression coming.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.