Netanyahu Shows His True Color: Israel Palestinian Bloodbath & The United States' Complicity
Day 19 of Israel's Bombing & Invasion into Gaza - The Absence of Outrage Is Outrageously Deafening
There is never - There cannot be - any justification for unleashing weapons of war on innocent children - women - the elderly - the disabled - and the sick
19 days ago, Israel began its incursion into the Gaza Strip. Although the excessive and deadly bombing of Gaza and of the West Bank by Israel—even before the two pieces of Palestine broke into two regions under different Palestinian leaderships, is nothing new, this particularly brutal action by Israel seems to have come out of what could only be referred to as an unfortunate, tragic, but predatory mal-opportunity. In early July, three Israeli youths disappeared in what turned out to be a kidnapping. The three teenagers were later found murdered and discovered in shallow graves. This created an upward in Israel. The country’s leadership immediately accused Hamas, the leadership of the Palestinians in Gaza for the murder of the three Israeli students. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay.” At the time, many observers and foreign analysts concluded that the murder of the three young men was not the act of Hamas, as the organization always claims responsible for actions taken by its military wing and its militants. With that statement, Israel mobilized its military and ordered the bombing of Gaza. This initial bombing campaign by air and sea killed over 200 Palestinians, the majority being women and children. The most horrendous day of this action saw Israeli war ships shelling a beach on the Gaza side, killing four young children playing ball.
New York Magazine’s Katie Zavadski wrote in a July 25 headline: “It Turns out That Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All.” Everyone from the United States to Benjamin Netanyahu knew or should have known that the killing of the three teens was not the work of Hamas. Nonetheless, following the initial bombings, which killed at least two hundred Palestinians during the first few days, Israel ordered a ground invasion under the pretense that “it must destroy Hamas’ tunnels and underground weapon warehouse, which the organization supposedly uses to fire rockets into Israeli cities.” Yesterday, the magazine reported that, “… now, officials admit the kidnappings were not Hamas's handiwork after all.”
The Faces of the Israeli War on Gaza
The Obama administration must condemn the killings of Innocent children and women in Gaza, now! There is no place in the world for this type of open massacre
Zavadski pointed out in an article, “BuzzFeed reporter Sheera Frenkel was among the first to suggest that it was unlikely that Hamas was behind the deaths of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach. Zavadski also noted in her piece in the New York magazine that Frenkel quoting “Palestinian sources and experts in the field,” noted that it would not be in Hamas’ best interest to engage in the kidnapping and killing of the three teenagers, given that Hama had just signed an agreement to form a unity government with the Palestinian authority headed by Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. Zavadski wrote, “Today, she [Frenkel] was proven right: After Israel's top leadership exhaustively blamed Hamas for kidnap of 3 teens, they've now admitted killers were acting as "lone cell."
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) July 25, 2014
Order of events: 3 teens kidnapped->hundreds of Palestinians [Edit] in West Bank [Edit] arrested->revenge attacks on Palestinians->violence along Gaza/Israel border->war
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) July 25, 2014
To recap: 3 teens kidnapped->100s of Palestinians in WB arrested->revenge attacks on Palestinians->violence along Gaza/Israel border->war
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) July 25, 2014
From a distance, it would appear that Israel uses the Palestinians territories for deadly military exercises. Palestinians on in Gaza have been leaving under Israeli blockage with no right to movement or the pursuit of any legitimate right to life or to form a statehood. For decades now, Israel has ruled the Palestinians people and their land with an iron fist, aided by the United States. To inflict the greatest of damage upon its neighbors, all Israel has to do is cry the same old hallow cry of 68 years, “They don’t want us to live securely and won’t acknowledge our right to be.”Recently, Netanyahu escalated the rhetoric by comparing Iran’s pursuit of nuclear science to the holocaust. This time, Netanyahu took advantage of a grim and tragic situation to enflame the Israeli population, and ignite nationalism and anti-Arab sentiments in Israel and some quarters of the United States, in order to go on a rampage killing hundreds and injuring thousands of innocent Palestinians. To use the death of those three youngsters to rage war and kill hundreds of children on the other side is a disgrace wrapped in a shame scattered around an outrage. Zavadski noted that “repeated inconsistencies in Israeli descriptions of the situation have sparked debate over whether Israel wanted to provoke Hamas into a confrontation. Israeli intelligence is also said to have known that the boys were dead shortly after they disappeared, but to have maintained public optimism about their safe return to beef up support from the Jewish diaspora.
She quoted Musa al-Gharbi, writing for Al-Jazeera, arguing:
“ All the illegal and immoral actions related to Operation Brother’s Keeper were justified under the premise of finding and saving the missing teens whom the Israeli government knew to be dead — cynically exploiting the tragedy to whip up public outcry in order to provoke and then confront Hamas. This pattern of deception continues under the ongoing military offensive in Gaza. For example, last week in collaboration with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Abbas, in its efforts to alienate Hamas, Israel announced a bad-faith cease-fire proposal, which Hamas was not consulted on and never agreed to but whose violation supposedly justified Israel’s expansion and intensification of the military campaign into Gaza.”
Israeli watching the destruction in Gaza from hilltop
Apparently, the world learned nothing from the Holocaust. Had anything been learned, the world would not just be whimpering while Palestinians are being annihil
Talking on one of the Sunday Talk Shows last week, Netanyahu said,
"I think the important thing to understand is that we can't enable our population to be under continuous rocket fire. I mean, I just want your viewers to imagine the United States being bombarded not in one city or two cities, but in every city between New York and Colorado. Maybe 20 percent of the United States would be exempt from this; 80 percent of your citizens would have to be in bomb shelters or ready to go into bomb shelters within a minute to a minute and a half max."
Looking at the flip side of this coin, one could imagine a people [The Palestinians] leaving under such brutal a dictatorship and tyrannies, in the persons of politicians who are willing to use circumscribed army and sophisticated and lethal weaponry against a civilian population in one of the most condense area in the world. If this was happening anywhere else in the world, the United States government would express outrage and threaten military action if the bloodshed did not come to an end, and the war hawks in Congress and other political circles would shake their fists to the sky and demand that this country gets involved militarily to put an end to the cold-blooded murder of innocent civilians. At the opening ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Netanyahu said,
“”Just like before World War II, there were those in the world today who refused to face uncomfortable truths.”
"In this place I have said many times that we must identify an existential threat in time and act against it in time and tonight I ask 'why in the years before the Holocaust did most of the world's leaders not see the danger ahead of time?' In hindsight, all the signs were there," he said.
"Has the world learned a lesson from the mistakes of the past? Today we are again faced with clear facts and before a real danger. Iran calls for our destruction, it develops nuclear weapons."
This is for Amos Yadlin writing in the Washington Post, “To Save Gaza, Destroy Hamas.” Then he continues to write, “[Hamas] placing many of its military assets-
& tunnels to infiltrate Israel, bunkers for its fighters, rocket launchers to terrorize Israeli civilians — under or among mosques, hospitals and schools
The United Nations indicated that their schools, at least one serving as a shelter, were destroyed by Israeli bombs, despite the fact that UN workers made sure to give the GPS coordinates or UN facilities to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). When the Israeli gunboat fired on the Palestinian children on Gaza side of the beach, they fired twice. Upon the first shelling, the children can be seen on video running for safety. Then, they fired again, shooting and killing the four children ages 7 to 9 for the terrorist act of playing ball on the beach. There is no way the soldiers on the boat could have just fired blindly. It was broad day light and the boat appeared on video to be fairly close to shore. And no responsible soldiers would fire indiscriminately without looking into some sort of long-view device to narrow their targets. This was not an accident; this was an assassination. Blaming Hamas will not clean this blood off the hands of the Israelis. Calling Hamas a terrorist group will neither absolve anyone from soiling their conscience for taking the lives of innocent children, while Israeli spectators sit on lawn chairs eat snack, drink beer, and use binoculars to get a good view of the bloody spectacle, only to be interrupted by applauses and cheers. There goes the fear of Hamas’ rocket “raining down on Israeli cities,” terrorizing the Israeli population. Who are the terrorists here? Seriously!
The only people who still believe in this propaganda are those who are already predisposed to believe it.
This week, on Thursday and Friday, massive protests were organized in the West Bank to denounce Israel’s war crime in Gaza. An estimated 20,000 Palestinians marched and clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem with several hundred of them arrested, killed, or injured. Among people who remember the history of the violence between Israel and the Palestinians, some have expresses the fear of a third Intifada [uprising] against the brutal killing in Gaza and the Israeli occupation and oppression in the territories as a whole. But for some in the United States, no amount of killing by Israeli forces in the West Bank is enough. Despite UN schools, hospitals, Mosques, and apartment buildings being pulverized by Israelis bombardments and shells from air, land, and sea, neither the United Nations nor the United States have had any influence on halting or slowing down Israel’s homicidal behavior in Gaza. This aggression and warmongering have been a constant in Israeli politics, and their absurd effort to mitigate the images of wounded and dying children in Gaza will only work with similarly blood-thirsty people. Earlier in the year, Israeli warplanes unilaterally bombed Syria, under claims that they went on a mission to destroy chemical weapon facilities. No one knows for sure. Israeli intelligence confirmed the bombing; The Syrians did not raise the question, and no government spoke to the issue. Last April, Netanyahu responded to President Obama’s order to the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, to enter into diplomatic negotiations with the Iranians over their nuclear program by saying, “it a major mistake.” From the Knesset to the United Nations General Assembly, to American television appearances, Netanyahu ranted about how the Iranians were near to crossing some invisible, yet arbitrary, red line to building nuclear weapons. He enticed the American press into pressuring President Obama to declare war on Iran on the basis of such imaginary red line. Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has nuclear weapons. Next, one would have to travel to India and Pakistan to find the immediate two countries with nuclear weapons, and then there are North Korea and China. Yet, Netanyahu paraded a fake vile with a red line on it telling the world that the Iranians pose an imminent threat to the “civilized” world in their quest to acquire “nuclear capability,” and especially to Israel’s existence. If talking diplomacy with the Iranians is a “major mistake,” as Netanyahu put it, his policy toward Palestine is a disaster. Netanyahu could keep on pretending, but the cost of his delusional and genocidal vision for the Palestinians is too high for the world to pay. He demanded that the world community takes military action against Iran, and said, “If others will not act, then Israel will.” Today, Secretary of State John Kerry is in Vienna discussing Iran's nuclear enrichment program with European and Iranian officials.
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