12 Straight Days of Israeli State Terror Against Palestinians

12 Straight Days of Israeli State Terror Against Palestinians

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Has it only just started? Has a third intifada begun? It’s too soon to know. Hindsight alone will tell.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Israeli violence against Palestinians since December 7 already took a horrendous toll.

Eleven Palestinians were killed in the West Bank and Gaza, 3,400 injured, scores shot with live rounds, nearly 800 Palestinians needing hospitalization.

Planned well in advance of Trump’s outrageous Jerusalem declaration, Israel launched “Operation Green Candles,” state terror unleashed across the Occupied Territories, including horrendous violence against defenseless people and sweeping arrests.

So far around 400 Palestinians were detained, maybe hundreds more to come, around 1,600 occupation forces involved in the operation.

According to the Addameer prisoner support group, community leaders, a Palestinian lawmaker, lawyers defending Palestinians, human rights activists, journalists, and former prisoners are being targeted, regardless of whether they’re involved in what’s going on.

Palestinians are protected people under international law, ignored by Israel throughout its existence, imposing collective punishment, flagrantly violating Fourth Geneva’s Article 33, prohibiting it.

Nothing justifies what’s going on, the world community dismissive of Palestinian rights, offering lip service support only, nothing with teeth holding Israel accountable for its high crimes.

Trump’s Jerusalem declaration flagrantly violated international law along with fundamental Palestinian rights.

Jerusalem will always be part of Palestine. It’s their eternal capital. No one can deny them, not Trump, Netanyahu or anyone else.

Washington supports occupation harshness, opposes Palestinian self-determination despite claiming otherwise, rejects peaceful and equitable conflict resolution – complicit in decades of aggression against the Palestinian people.

Trump’s declaration breached numerous Security Council resolutions related to Jerusalem, calling Israel’s claim to the city as its capital null and void, of no legal validity.

Scores of Arab civil society organizations rejected his outrageous action, including:

Palestinian Bar Association

Arab Organization for Human Rights

Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate
Tunisian Association of Democratic Women

Palestine National Institutes for NGOs

Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights

Coalition for Accountability and Integrity – AMAN

Arab NGO Network for Development

Human Rights and Democracy Media Center

Palestinian NGOs Network

Committees for Development and Heritage – France

Social and Economic Policies Monitor (Al Marsad)

Palestinian Consultative Staff for NGOs Development

Arab Network for Tolerance
Human Rights Information and Training Center

Tammuz Organization for Social Development

Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement

Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession

Filastiniyat Organization
Ein Iraq Elections Monitoring Network

Rafe’a Bin ‘Ashour, Carthage University, Judge of the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights

Palestinian Coalition for Enonomic and Social Rights

Palestinian NGOs in Lebanon Organization

Arab Organization for Human Rights in Jordan

Emirates Association for Human Rights

Bahrain Human Rights Society
The Tunisian Human Rights League

Algerian League for Human Rights

Sudan Human Rights Monitor
Arab Organization for Human Rights in Syria

National Organization for Human Rights in Syria

Iraqi Network for Human Rights Culture and Development

Kuwait Society for Human Rights

Arab Organization for Human Rights in Libya

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Moroccan Organization for Human Rights

Moroccan Association for Human Rights

Yemen Organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms

Organization of Human Rights in the Arab States – Germany

The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Austria

Arab Organization for Human Rights in Mauritania

Palestinian Human Rights Organization in Lebanon

Human Line Organization in Kuwait

Human Rights and Democracy Studies Center – Morocco

Arab Organization for Human Rights in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunisia

The Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Profession – Musawa

Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights

Regional countries are dismissive of Palestinian rights, except for Syria, Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”



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