Israel Always Initiates Violence in Occupied Palestine
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
When violence erupts anywhere in the Occupied Territories, it’s always Israel’s doing – except for isolated incidents too minor to matter. Yet Palestinians are always wrongfully blamed for what happens.
Western regimes and supportive media go along with the deception, part of the diabolical plan to let Israel get away with mass murder and much more.
Since creation of the Jewish state, Palestinians have endured virtually every form of indignity, degradation, and crime against humanity imaginable.
The world community consistently fails to hold Israel accountable for high crimes of war, against humanity, and overall apartheid ruthlessness.
Long-suffering Palestinians are largely on their own, held responsible for Israeli aggression, state terror, and other crimes committed against them.
Occupied Palestine is an isolated prison, besieged/densely populated Gaza the world’s largest open-air one. An entire population is being suffocated out of existence – a process Francis Boyle and Ilan Pappe call slow-motion genocide, ongoing for decades.
There’s not a sign of relief for one of the world’s most aggrieved people. Israeli viciousness is unrelenting.
The nation is run by Zionist ideologues, fascist extremists and religious fundamentalists, believing in Jewish supremacy.
It’s much like how Nazi Germany operated, considering Aryans a master race, all others inferior -Slavs, Jews, other unwanted people, and designated enemies of the state targeted for elimination.
Overnight Sunday and Monday into Tuesday, Israeli violence is the latest example of its undeclared war on Gaza. When Palestinians legally respond in self-defense, they’re falsely accused of terrorism.
The US and other Western countries support Israeli high crimes, falsely calling them self-defense. Virtually defenseless Palestinians throughout the Territories are up against nuclear armed and dangerous Israel, its military one of the world’s most formidable, especially its sophisticated airpower.
The Trump regime is more one-sided for Israel than any of its predecessors, contemptuous of fundamental Palestinian rights.
Through its embassy in Israel, Canada expressed “full solidarity” with the Jewish state – demanding “Hamas…immediately stop targeting civilians,” ignoring IDF terror-bombing.
It’s been more intense than any time since Israeli aggression on Gaza in summer 2014, civilians always harmed most. The Jewish state considers them legitimate targets – even infants, young children, women, the elderly and infirm.
They’ve been killed, dozens wounded in Israel’s latest state terror attacks on the Strip. Palestinian media reported that aerial attacks and ground shelling continued ferociously overnight Monday.
Israeli warplanes targeted a college in Tal al-Hawa, a Gaza City hotel, leveling the five-story structure to the ground and damaging surrounding buildings, the Al-Aqsa TV station struck to silence its reporting about the carnage, as well as at least six multi-story buildings, and numerous other sites.
When Gazans responded to Israel’s hostile overnight Sunday commando raid, killing seven Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades members of Hamas’ armed wing, ferocious Israeli terror-bombing began – intensified when Gazans fired a reported 300 crude homemade rockets at Israeli territory.
An Israeli bus and apartment building were struck, one person reported killed, several others injured. Israel bears full responsibility for what’s going on like all previous times when violence erupted.
The vast majority of Palestinian rockets land harmlessly, some intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. Many don’t explode on impact.
Direct hits on Israelis or structures are rare. Rockets are short-range and imprecise – polar opposite massive Israeli air and ground firepower. Its warplanes and ground-to-ground IDF missiles use laser guidance to strike targets with precision.
Israel’s medical service said 23 Israelis were treated for light injuries from shrapnel and smoke inhalation. Two others were critically wounded, one person killed.
On Tuesday, the Netanyahu regime’s security cabinet will meet to plot its next move, intense violence likely to continue.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ignored Israeli aggression, urging the Jewish state and Palestinians “to exercise maximum restraint,” pretending both sides are equally matched, a shameful remark like many times before, showing dismissiveness toward long-suffering Gazans.
EU envoy to Israel Emanuele Giaufret was just as contemptuous, demanding a halt to “indiscriminate” rocket fire on Israel – ignoring IDF terror-bombing and ground shelling.
Ziofascist Netanyahu regime deputy minister/former Israeli envoy to Washington Michael Oren arrogantly said “(w)e expect the world to stand with us.”
IDF spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said reservists are being ordered to active duty, calling them “vital forces, and if needed we’ll expand that” – perhaps indicating escalated conflict ahead.
Separately, the Netanyahu regime said it’s not discussing a possible ceasefire. Once Netanyahu security cabinet members meet, more information will likely follow on what’s coming next.
Clearly they reject peace and stability in Gaza and throughout the Territories – notions anathema to their hostile agenda.
It’s the same way Washington-dominated NATO operates, waging endless wars of aggression.
World peace and stability defeat its imperial objectives – why unthinkable nuclear war is possible, maybe inevitable with bipartisan extremists running things in Washington.
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