Netanyahu Blames Palestinians for Israeli Crimes

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by Stephen Lendman
Israeli soldiers and police continue daily state terror against defenseless Palestinians, waging war against the entire population, wanting to live free from occupation harshness after a near-half century of ruthless repression.
On Sunday, Netanyahu blamed the PA puppet regime Israel installed for failing to resolve the ongoing conflict. “Israel will not be a binational state,” he blustered.”
“But in order for there to be peace, the other side must decide that they also want peace, and unfortunately that is not what we are seeing.”
He blamed Abbas and other PA officials for inciting ongoing violence he instigated. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom rightfully accused Israel of extrajudicially executing Palestinians.
In response, its ambassador to Sweden Isaac Bachman lied, claiming high Israeli “moral standards when it comes to fighting terrorism (and) even more successful in avoiding civilian casualties than” other Western countries.
Netanyahu condemned Wallstrom, calling her accusation “outrageous,” adding: “I guess Israelis are expected to offer their necks to those who wish to stab them. This will not happen and we will continue to protect Israeli lives.”
He and likeminded coalition partner racists instigated the current violence over two months ago – murdering, injuring, kidnapping and terrorizing Palestinians ruthlessly, blaming them for their high crimes.
The Al Haq human rights group reported on how Israel targets Palestinian universities and students, notably Al-Quds and Palestine Technical universities.
Israeli forces damaged campus facilities, “put students’ lives at risk, and hindered their education.” Palestine Technical University land was confiscated for Israel’s apartheid wall and a military training area.
Since October 1, attacks against both universities and their students escalated, including use of live fire. Classes at times were suspended. Israeli raids continue.
On Sunday, dozens of heavily protected extremist settlers again stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound hours ahead of the start of Hanukkah, the so-called festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple.
Israel continues banning Palestinians on a so-called “black list” for being “troublemakers” – one of many provocative acts arousing justifiable Palestinian anger.
Settlers advocating replacing Al-Aqsa with a third Jewish temple called for daily mass compound break-ins throughout the Hanukkah period, ending on December 14.
Israeli instigated violence throughout Occupied Palestine continues with no letup – ruthless state terror by any standard.
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Stephen Lendman
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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.