US/Western Support for Israeli Mass Slaughter and Destruction Throughout the Occupied Territories
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Support by the US-dominated West lets apartheid Israel reign terror on Occupied Palestinians with impunity — as it’s done from inception since its 1947-48 war of aggression.
An illegitimately created Jewish state in the Arab Middle East remains a prescription for endless conflict.
It’s ongoing perpetually by Israel against Palestinians its ruling regimes want dispossessed of their homes and land, against Syria for years and Lebanon at the Jewish state’s discretion.
As long as apartheid Israel exists, the Middle East will remain one of the world’s hot spots.
What the Netanyahu regime named Operation Guardian of the Walls, Hamas calls Operation Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Sword.
A statement its leadership issued last week said the following:
“We warned the enemy not to insist on attacking our holy sites and our people.”
“The enemy, however, continued its brutality, so it’s time now to pay a price.”
“We have accumulated our military experience in a bid to defend our people, whom we will never abandon.”
“Our weapon is the weapon of all our people.”
“The time when the coward enemy can attack Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds without being held accountable is over.”
Sunday marks day-seven of Israeli aggression on Gaza — and throughout the Occupied Territories perpetually — defenseless Palestinian civilians paying the biggest price.
Deaths, injuries and mass destruction increase by the hour, including by smashing residential buildings in the Strip and other non-military-related targets.
In all preemptive Israeli wars, inflicting maximum pain, suffering, deaths, destruction, and slow-motion genocide are key objectives — in flagrant breach of the UN Charter and other international law.
On Saturday, Netanyahu pledged to continue endless Israeli aggression on Gaza.
In response, Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyah vowed that “resistance” to Israeli state terror “will not give in.”
According to Gaza health officials Sunday morning, pre-dawn Israeli terror-bombing killed over two dozen more Palestinians in the Strip, including 8 more children.
As of early Sunday morning local time, at least 182 Palestinians were massacred by Israel in cold blood, including around 50 children — thousands injured in Gaza and throughout the Territories.
Whatever the death, injury, and destruction toll at any moment in time, carnage continues to increase hourly throughout one day after another — how it’s been since May 10.
On Sunday, the UN Security Council will hold a first-ever open discussion on the ongoing conflict — to include representatives from Occupied Palestine, Israel and other regional countries, notably Jordan and Egypt.
Two earlier closed-door sessions were held in the past week.
So far, Biden regime hardliners — in support of Israeli aggression — blocked issuance of a statement criticizing it.
Over the weekend, the Biden regime again defied reality by falsely blaming Hamas for Israel’s preemptive reign of terror on Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Netanyahu regime envoy to Washington Gilad Erdan thanked “POTUS” for its one-sided support.
In cities worldwide, large-scale pro-Palestinian rallies continue to be held.
Some participants carried banners and chanted:
“Israel is a terrorist state.”
“Occupation No More.”
“We demand change.”
“Not in my name.”
“Solidarity with Palestine.”
“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” and other anti-Israeli slogans.
Jewish state flags were burned.
In the US, thousands turned out in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, and elsewhere nationwide, including downtown Chicago where I live — in solidarity with long-suffering Palestinians.
According to WGN TV Chicago:
“A massive group of protesters from The Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine filled Congress Plaza in downtown Chicago Wednesday to condemn…Israeli aggression.”
“Demonstrators (rallied along the city’s) Magnificent Mile,” including near Chicago’s landmark Water Tower.
CBS TV Chicago reported on a south side “Bridgeview (rally) in support of Palestinians.”
In Los Angeles on Saturday, one demonstrator likely spoke for many others nationwide, saying:
“I’m here because I want a Palestinian life to equal an Israeli life and today it doesn’t,” adding:
“When you have a nuclear-armed state and another state of villagers with rocks, it is clear who is to blame.”
May 15 marked the 73rd anniversary of Nakba Day — the catastrophe, reflecting mass-displacement of Palestinians and decades of endless suffering under suffocating occupation.
Earlier I quoted a violently displaced Palestinian saying the following:
“I cannot forget three horror-filled days in July of 1948.”
“The pain sears my memory, and I cannot rid myself of it no matter how hard I try.”
“First, Israeli soldiers forced thousands of Palestinians from their homes near the Mediterranean coast, even though some families had lived in the same houses for centuries.”
“My family had been in the town of Lydda in Palestine at least 1,600 years.”
“Then, without water, we stumbled into the hills and continued for three deadly days.”
“The Jewish soldiers followed, occasionally shooting over our heads to scare us and keep us moving.”
“Terror filled my eleven-year-old mind as I wondered what would happen.”
“I remembered overhearing my father and his friends express alarm about recent massacres by Jewish terrorists. Would they kill us, too?”
“We did not know what to do, except to follow orders and stumble blindly up the rocky hills.”
“I walked hand in hand with my grandfather, who carried our only remaining possessions-a small tin of sugar and some milk for my aunt’s two-year-old son, sick with typhoid.”
Palestinians are no match against Israeli brutality committed against them — how it’s always been.
Nakba survivors recall the horror they endured.
Arabs were gunned down in cold blood, women raped.
Other atrocities were committed. Hundreds of thousands displaced hoped one day they’d return.
They and descendants are still waiting, enduring ruthless militarized occupation.
On Nakba Day 2021, the
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) explained “10 facts you need to know about the Palestinian Nakba:”
1. Zionist militia forcibly displaced from “750,000 and 1,000,000 Palestinians into exile, making them refugees.”
2. Around eight million Palestinian refugees are denied their legal “right to return to their homes, lands and other property by Israel, simply because they are not Jewish.”
3. The Nakba was well-planned forced displacement of indigenous Arabs to create a Jewish state in historic Palestine.
4. “Zionist militia begun its ethnic cleansing of Palestinian towns and villages months before the creation of the State of Israel.”
5. Jewish state Arab citizens are discriminated against for being non-Jews and treated like fifth column threats which they’re not.
6. In creating an illegitimate Jewish state by stealing historic Palestinian land, Zionist militia “destroyed about 530 Palestinian towns and villages to prevent refugees from returning.”
7. The Jewish National Fund (JNF)…holds…stolen (Palestinian) land as “the perpetual property of the Jewish People” — illegally.
8. “The Nakba did not end in 1948 and continues to this day, in the form of Israel’s ongoing theft of Palestinian land for settlements and for Jewish communities inside Israel, its destruction of Palestinian homes and agricultural land, revocation of residency rights , deportations, demographic engineering, periodic brutal military assaults, and forced displacement.”
9. “Many (East Jerusalem)Sheikh Jarrah…residents were ethnically cleansed from their homes during the Nakba.”
“They currently face becoming refugees for the second or third time.”
Throughout the Occupied Territories, “(i)ndigenous Palestinians are being forced from their homes by state sponsored violence at the hands of Israeli soldiers, Israeli police, and armed Israeli” settlers.
10. Israeli law “prohibits Palestinians who are second-class citizens of the state from commemorating the Nakba on May 15.”
“This does not stop Palestinians from remembering.”
According to the BNC, the most effective way to support justice for long-suffering Palestinians is by “(s)har(ing) stories of the Nakba from Palestinians and join(ing) BDS campaigns.”
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“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”