Netanyahu’s Way to Restore Calm: More Violence
by Stephen Lendman
On Tuesday, Netanyahu vowed to use “all means” available against Palestinians – more intense state terror than already.
His promise “to bring quiet back to the citizens of Israel” is by escalating violence, including premeditated murder and mayhem.
More troops and militarized police will be deployed. Palestinian neighborhoods will be isolated and surrounded by security forces – with orders to shoot to kill.
More Palestinian homes will be demolished. Residency status for increased numbers East Jerusalem families will be revoked.
“Israel will settle its accounts with the murderers, with those who try murder and with those all those who assist them. Not only will we revoke rights from them, we will exact the full price,” Netanyahu told Knesset members – longstanding Israeli blame-the-victims tactics, including their families.
Zionist zealots infesting Israel’s Knesset want all-out war on Palestine, no-holds-barred, more bloodshed, more brutality, policies sure to enrage Palestinians further.
State Department spokesman Admiral John Kirby outrageously blamed Palestinians for Israeli high crimes, saying:
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, which resulted in the murder of three Israelis and left numerous others wounded.”
“We continue to stress the importance of condemning violence and combating incitement. We are in regular contact with the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority,” – an axis of evil against peace, equity and justice.
Palestine is a war zone. Premeditated Israeli state terror shows no signs of ebbing – nor are international leaders doing anything to stop the systematic slaughter of defenseless Palestinians.
On Tuesday, the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) reported 30 Palestinians killed so far since October 1 – Israeli soldiers and militarized police murdering them in cold blood, willful assassinations, summary judgment.
PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi issued a stinging indictment of Israeli state terror, condemning vigilante justice saying:
“By calling on Israeli Jewish citizens to openly carry arms, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is giving them license to shoot at will and execute Palestinians on the spot, proves that the Israeli government is transforming its own public into vigilantes and gangsters following the official Israeli policy of land theft and summary executions, while providing incentives and protection to settler terrorists.”
“It has thereby generated a culture of hate, racism and violence and translated Israel’s state impunity into lawlessness and individual impunity for its own citizens.”
“Israel’s acts of aggression and violence have resulted in the killing of 24 (now 30) Palestinians and the injury of more than 1,200 (now over 1,600) Palestinians.”
“Israel is provoking violence in Jerusalem and creating a situation of instability and crisis as a cover to exercise control over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and expropriate Al-Haram Al-Sharif, transform the character of Jerusalem, annex more Palestinian land, and escalate its illegal settlement activities.”
“All the while, it persists in spreading a false narrative labeling Palestinians as terrorists, and blaming the victim once again in an act of grand deception.”
“Yet, another generation of Palestinian young men and women, born under occupation and enduring its ruthlessness and cruelty, has again engaged in popular resistance to send a clear message to Israel and the rest of the world that they will not forget or surrender.
“Their spirit cannot be broken and they will continue the struggle for freedom and dignity. They are literally dying to be free.”
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said Israeli soldiers and police attacked their ambulances and medical teams 53 times from October 3 through the 11th – injuring 37 personnel, damaging 20 ambulances, preventing medical teams from reaching and aiding wounded Palestinians.
These actions flagrantly violate international humanitarian law. Israel’s war on defenseless Palestinians replicates Nazi Germany’s high crimes against Jews.
Expect lots more state-sponsored terror ahead, Palestinians on their own like always, getting no desperately needed outside aid and support.
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