No Peace/Peace in Occupied Palestine
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Israeli aggression on besieged Gaza paused after 11 days of intensive IDF terror-bombing and shelling of residential areas.
The Netanyahu regime yielded to world community pressure temporarily.
Far from a pause that refreshes, it’s a momentary halt of Israeli aggression before another invented pretext reignites it at a time of its choosing.
A permanent state of low-level war by Israel against Palestinians has existed since the Jewish state’s creation by 1947-48 aggression — that featured mass murder and displacement of hundreds of thousands of defenseless Palestinians.
Born in bloodshed, tyrannical rule was established over remaining Palestinians in the new Jewish state.
Controlling 78% of historic Palestine, the rest was taken by brute force in June 1967.
Israeli tyranny now terrorizes and otherwise oppresses millions of long-suffering Palestinians throughout the Occupied Territories and against Israeli Arab citizens for being Muslims in a Jewish state.
Israeli ruthlessness is fully supported and encouraged by the US-dominated West, along with partnered Arab dictatorships.
Netanyahu’s agreed to ceasefire late Thursday is tenuous at best.
Two million Gazans remain trapped in the world’s largest open-air prison with no relief for them in prospect so far.
Denied their international law affirmed rights, they have no control over their borders, air space or offshore waters — no support from the US-dominated West and most other countries.
Palestinians throughout the Territories must demand that Israel’s illegal blockade of the Strip ends.
They must also demand that falsely designating Hamas a terrorist organization —which’s it’s not and never was — by the US at Israel’s behest end once and for all.
The same goes for Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
The US, West, other partners, and Israel are guilty of permanent state terrorism against humanity — yet remain unaccountable for the highest of high crimes.
Pausing war on Gaza by the Netanyahu regime left state-sponsored oppression of Palestinians in place unchanged.
It continues ruthlessly throughout the Occupied Territories.
As long as this reality exists, it’s just a matter of time before more full-blown conflict erupts in Gaza or perhaps throughout Occupied Palestine next time by Israel — with full US/Western support and encouragement.
Whenever this happens, Israel will bear full responsibility like always for violence in the Territories — Palestinians their victims for generations.
Despite agreeing to ceasefire late Thursday, Israeli security forces virtually breached it by violently storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday.
After worshipers stayed inside following Friday prayers, Israeli police attacked them with tear gas, stun grenades and beatings — a repeat of what preceded 11 days of IDF aggression on Gaza.
What happened Friday is one of many examples of daily Israeli oppression against Palestinians throughout the Territories.
It’s clear evidence that Israeli agreed on ceasefire is more farcical than real.
Dirty Israeli business continues unchanged. It’s just a matter of time before full-blown violence again explodes.
And when it does, the US will falsely blame Palestinians for Israeli aggression like always before.
Claiming its right of self-defense is code language for supporting the highest of high Jewish state high crimes against long-suffering Palestinians.
As long as Israel remains unaccountable — how it’s been from inception — it’s free to continue slow-motion genocide against millions of Palestinians with impunity.
Peace, equity, and justice are off-the-table as long as Jewish state enablers facilitate its regional wars on humanity by supplying it with weapons, munitions, funding and political support.
Both right wings of the US war party are far and away the most egregious abusers.
It’s been this way from day one of Israel’s existence.
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My two Wall Street books are timely reading:
“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”