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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Israel holds Gazans hostage under an illegal blockade since mid-2007 – unrelated to security issues, solely for political reasons. 

The Netanyahu regime conducts cross-border incursions and terror-bombs the Strip at its discretion – naked aggression with impunity.

The latest terror-bombing incidents came overnight into Saturday daylight hours, following another day of Israeli attacks on peaceful Great March of Return demonstrators.

Multiple Strip targets were terror-bombed. The IDF said 60, the largest-scale attack since Operation Protective Edge in summer 2014, naked Israeli aggression for 50 unrelenting days, civilians massacred in cold blood, accountability not forthcoming.

Maan News reported three Gazan injuries from the latest incidents, saying explosions from missiles occurred in various areas struck.

Hamas and Palestinian resistance groups retaliated with rocket fire, a pretext for Israel to intensify attacks.

Haaretz reported Israeli warplanes “targeted Hamas centers in Gaza after 31 shells were fired from the coastal region overnight.”

IDF spokesperson Ronen Hanelis said the weekend offensive is “the biggest daytime attack” since summer 2014.

Haaretz quoted an Israeli statement, saying strikes were launched on Gaza to “break the equation which Hamas called balance of deterrence,” falsely adding “Israel is not interested in escalation.”

Terror-bombing IS escalation. Does Israel have another full-scale war in mind? It considers Palestinian civilians legitimate targets, including women, young children, medical personnel and journalists doing their job, reporting on what the Netanyahu regime wants suppressed.

On July 12, the Palestinian Center for Development & Media Freedoms reported an increasing number of attacks on media freedoms – by Israel and its PA collaborators, including sexual assaults on female journalists, stressing Israeli soldiers “continued targeting (Palestinian) journalists with live ammunition.”

Cast Lead, Pillar of Cloud and Protective Edge wars were preemptively launched by Israel on Gaza earlier, each operation planned months in advance, Gazans victimized by Israeli aggression.

Does Israel have another Gaza war in mind, perhaps more devastating than earlier ones?

Plans were likely prepared for one long ago. It may be just a matter of time before it’s launched full-scale.

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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.