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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Gaza is an undeclared war zone, its residents victimized by Israeli viciousness.

They’re brutalized by endless suffocating blockade, murder of peaceful demonstrators, and terror-bombing at the Netanyahu regime’s discretion – the latest attack occurring overnight.

Israel’s killing machine struck scores of targets in Gaza – hell-fire from its airspace against defenseless civilians, a large-scale military assault, perhaps prelude for worse to come.

According to an unnamed senior IDF officer, full-scale war on the Strip may follow, including extended terror-bombing and ground operations, saying:

“We don’t see the end of the escalation. We are closing in on (a full-scale) operation (on) Gaza.

Israel’s security cabinet will meet late Thursday afternoon local time, plotting the Netanyahu regime’s next move, more IDF aggression likely. How extensive and for what duration remains to be seen.

Gaza’s health ministry said a pregnant Palestinian woman, her 18-month-old daughter, and another civilian were killed by Israel’s overnight onslaught.

A dozen or more others were injured, requiring hospitalization, two victims reported in critical condition.

An IDF spokesman said Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout Gaza, enormous damage reported to the already ravaged Strip.

Late Wednesday, conflict erupted when a Palestinian reportedly fired at an IDF patrol along Gaza’s border, damaging a vehicle alone. Israel responded with terror-bombing.

In retaliation, Hamas fired scores of rockets from Gaza, mostly landing in open areas or intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome. Several slight injuries and scattered damage was reported.

Hamas spokesman Abed Lateef Kano said the following:

“The resistance forces are doing what they have to do as part of protecting the Palestinian people from Israeli aggression.” 

“The brutal Israeli attack and the targeting of civilians will not be tolerated quietly, and the occupation will pay the price and will not be successful in dictating a new equation.”

One Gazan tweeted the following: “Screaming and crying you can hear when the Israeli warplanes attacked a place near the #Gaza beach. #GazaUnderAttack.”

Overnight IDF terror-bombing occurred while Hamas and Israel were discussing deescalation in Cairo – futile talks going nowhere.

Israeli promises are made to be broken, consistently breached each time made.

As long as the world community fails to hold Israel accountable for its high crimes, occupation harshness won’t end – nor suffocating Gaza blockade and Israel terror-bombing at its discretion.

A Final Comment

The Trump regime falsely blamed Hamas for Israeli high crimes. Trump’s Ziofascist international negotiator Jason Greenblatt disgracefully tweeted:

“Hamas…again is launching rockets at Israeli communities.  Another night of terror & families huddling in fear as Israel defends itself. This is the Hamas…choice.  Hamas is subjecting people to the terrifying conditions of war again.”

The above accusations are bald-faced lies. Trump and Netanyahu regime officials conspire against the rights, well-being, and security of millions of Palestinians – treating them like nonperson subhumans.

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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.