Decades of Israeli High Crimes with Impunity
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The world community is complicit with Israeli high crimes of war, against humanity, and slow-motion genocide of Palestinians for not holding its regimes accountable as international law demands.
Failure to act lets its Ziofascist ruling authorities terrorize an entire population for not being Jewish, committing daily atrocities unaccountably, no end of them in prospect because long-suffering Palestinians are mistreated as nonpersons.
Over the weekend, preemptive Israeli terror-bombing killed and wounded Palestinians in Gaza, others in Damascus, repeat examples of high crimes committed throughout Israeli history — a Ziofascist police state run by its criminal class.
Since the 1940s Nakba catastrophe, Palestinians have repeatedly been blamed for Israeli high crimes committed against them.
When respond in self-defense as permitted by international law, they’re wrongfully accused of terrorism — Israeli state terrorism unjustifiably justified.
Israeli terror-bombing continued for a second day. The Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported on what it called “Israeli extrajudicial execution(s) (by) airstrike(s),” adding:
What’s happening is escalated aggression against besieged Gazans. Israeli “warplanes carried out multiple airstrikes on various targets in the Gaza Strip, some located within densely populated areas, causing great damage and destruction. PCHR teams and fieldworkers are working round the clock to document and investigate each incident.”
A residential apartment building was partially destroyed. “Another missile hit the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) office in…Gaza City.”
Two million Palestinians in Gaza are held hostage to Israeli viciousness. A state of emergency was declared, schools ordered closed to prevent slaughter of children in classes or when walking to and from schools.
PCHR condemned Israeli state terror, expressing “concern for a dramatic deterioration of the security situation, warning that the situation is susceptible to a deterioration on all aspects.”
A permanent Israeli state of war on long-suffering Palestinians exists without declaring it, high crimes of war and against humanity continuing.
According to Middle East Eye (MEE) on Tuesday, Israeli terror-bombing killed at least 24 Palestinians, 69 others wounded, including at least two dozen children.
Reuters reported that family members screamed and wept for lost loved ones — civilians in harm’s way threatening no one.
A farmer returning from his field and two sons were murdered in cold blood. MEE posted a photo of a young Palestinian girl in emotional pain, mourning the loss of her father.
Weak-kneed calls for a halt in violence by various nations and the UN fell on deaf ears in Tel Aviv.
On Tuesday, spokesman Abu Hamza for Islamic Jihad’s al-Quds Brigades said “(w)e hold the enemy fully responsible for the consequences of its stupid decision to assassinate the leadership of the resistance,” adding:
“The coming hours will add a new headline to the record of defeats of the enemy’s rash prime minister, who has only brought the Zionists destruction and war.”
“We tell the enemy: Perhaps you succeeded in starting this aggression against our people and resistance, but you will not be able to determine when it ends.”
Netanyahu threatened continued aggression. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned Israel’s flagrant violations of international humanitarian law.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi denounced the Israeli “child-killing regime, praising the “heroic resistance” of the Palestinian people.
On Wednesday, Netanyahu threatened escalated aggression. He clashed with Arab MKs, falsely accusing them of encouraging terrorism for denouncing IDF terror-bombing.
Joint (Arab) List MK Ahmad Tibi was forcibly removed from the Knesset for denouncing what’s going on. Other Arab MKs left on their own in response to the police state action.
Jewish Joint List MK Ofer Cassif condemned Israeli state terror on defenseless Gazans, saying:
“Netanyahu isn’t content with the starvation, death and destruction he imposes on Gaza and the severe harm to the communities around Gaza. Today he added insult to injury and came to the plenum to incite and lie and justify himself.”
“We went out because there was no point in staying. Even Netanyahu doesn’t believe Netanyahu.”
Joint List leader Ayman Odeh called him “(a) cynical man who lost two consecutive elections will leave only scorched earth in a desperate attempt to remain in office.”
“For ten years, he has risen every morning with the aim of deepening the occupation and distancing the chances for peace.”
As expected, Trump falsely blamed Gazans for Israeli aggression, saying: “It’s crazy. Missiles are flying and Israel is shooting back.”
Israeli terror-bombing “missiles” are murdering Palestinians in cold blood. Rockets fired on Israel are in response to its aggression.
Evangelical Christian fascist, imperial war cheerleader, white supremacist, neocon religious fundamentalist Pence condemned Palestinians for exercising their fundamental right of self-defense, saying:
“The United States condemns the barrage of rockets on Israeli civilians (sic). It’s clear Hamas & Palestinian Islamic Jihad put violence ahead of bettering the lives of the people of Gaza (sic). America strongly affirms Israel’s right to defend itself (sic)” — notably when committing naked aggression against defense Palestinians, along with terror-bombing Syrian sites.
The US and Israel partner in each other’s wars of aggression against nonbelligerent states threatening no one — as well as against Palestinians for not being Jewish.
Ruling regimes of both countries support jihadists to further their regional aims.
On Tuesday, Sergey Lavrov denounced what he called Washington’s “sheriff mentality, acting as the world’s policeman,” the same true about Israel’s regional extrajudicial actions.
Russia supports peace, stability, and mutual cooperation among nations.
It opposes endless wars of aggression — US, NATO, Israeli specialties, including their support for jihadists they pretend to oppose.
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