More Proof of Israeli Ruthlessness
by Stephen Lendman
Endless examples provide voluminous evidence of Israeli rogue state viciousness against defenseless Palestinians – trapped by the scourge of state terror.
On Thursday, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said Israeli security force thugs lawlessly detained around 550 Hebron district Palestinians from January through June.
Over 100 youths were targeted along with seven women. Around 225 were imprisoned uncharged and untried – including 78 “fac(ing) a real life threat” because of denied medical treatment, according to PPS’ Amjad Najjar.
Israel routinely treats Palestinian detainees “savage(ly) and inhuman(ely),” he explained. Multiple daily security force community incursions result in numerous lawless arrests – state terror by any standard entirely for political reason.
Targeted Palestinians committed no crimes. Israel lies claiming they engaged in illegal activity, including violence or terrorism.
Last summer’s Operation Brothers’ Keeper terrorized Hebron and other West Bank Palestinian communities. Over 2,000 homes were lawlessly ransacked. Up to 1,000 arrests followed, at least seven deaths and millions of dollars of personal possessions and cash stolen.
Palestinians live under the daily threat of ruthless persecution – state terror targeting them for not being Jews, for legitimately resisting brutal occupation harshness.
Israel’s message to millions of Palestinians is “submit, leave or die,” Jeff Halper explains. In response to the killing of three Israeli boys and bogus claims of preemptive Hamas rocket attacks, Operations Brothers’ Keeper and Protective Edge followed with all the horrors they inflicted on thousands of defenseless Palestinians having nothing to do with what happened.
Collective punishment is longstanding Israeli practice – against millions of Palestinians brutalized by occupation harshness. Nothing in prospect suggests change. Israel’s fascist regime promises continued ruthlessness.
It’s partnered with Egypt’s military junta threatening more attacks on Gaza. Both countries falsely claim Hamas collaborates with ISIS.
Following Sinai attacks killing scores of Egyptian soldiers and civilians, Cairo claimed Hamas provided ISIS terrorists with weapons. It said air strikes against Gaza may follow – perhaps jointly with Israel.
Maybe Netanyahu has Operation Protective Edge 2.0 in mind. Maybe massacring and maiming thousands of Palestinians last summer – including nearly 600 children and 300 women weren’t enough.
Maybe he plans killing and maiming thousands more. IDF sources accused Hamas of collaborating with ISIS terrorists operating in Sinai – with no corroborating evidence provided.
An alert was heightened along the Israeli/Egyptian border. Sinai fighting is the deadliest since the 1973 Yom Kippur war. Some reports indicate about 200 deaths so far.
Blaming Hamas for involvement begs the question. What could it possibly gain by collaborating with attacks against Egyptian forces and civilians? It would only risk more devastating aggression against Gaza than already.
Does Israel have this in mind – perhaps collaboratively with Cairo? Its sordid history suggests anything is possible.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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