Sky News nailed the current behaviour of Israel towards the people of Palestine in this clip:
— Zak (@absolutegoat_) May 12, 2021
And the commentary could have gone further.
This escalating persecution began when Israeli forces started invading the homes of people in the Sheikh Jarrah area of Jerusalem, intending to force people out of homes they have had for many hundreds of years.
It intensified with the invasion of the Al Aqsa Mosque – Islam’s third most holy site – by troops who shot worshippers with rubber bullets and let off stun grenades.
These atrocities provoked Palestinians to take to the streets in (admittedly) violent protests. What were they supposed to do? Lie down and wait for the Israelis to evict them or shoot them?
And now the Israeli government is playing its usual game – playing the victim in order to justify further atrocities. It has invaded Gaza again.
Here’s a quick reminder of what happened the last time an Israeli government sent ground forces into Gaza:
The last time Israel conducted 'ground operations in Gaza: 2014
2,200 Palestinians dead, 490 of them children.
11,000 Palestinian wounded, 3,000 of them children.
500,000 residents displaced, 20,000 homes destroyed.
This must not happen again. https://t.co/dYd4iAixVH
— The Prole Star (@TheProleStar) May 13, 2021
There were also Israeli casualties but they were minimal in comparison: 67 soldiers and six civilians killed; 469 soldiers and 87 civilians wounded.
Now Israel is back in Gaza again.
BREAKING NEWS: @Israel has launched an invasion into #Gaza with a ground operation underway following days of airstrikes. The casualties on both sides could quickly escalate, this is the worst outcome for the civilian population of #Gaza. pic.twitter.com/LRxSm1RxE8
— Bywire News™ (@bywirenews) May 13, 2021
Expect many, many Palestinian deaths, caused by Israeli “victims”. Who do you think are the real victims?
The perversion of language by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is an abomination. Look at this:
Israel’s political leaders said on Thursday that violent street clashes between Jews and Arabs inside the country pose a bigger threat.
Netanyahu visited the town of Lod, where there has been rioting, burning of cars, destruction of property and violent attacks on individuals.
“We have no bigger threat now than these pogroms, and we have no choice but to restore law and order via determined use of force,” he said.
He was accusing Palestinians of launching pogroms – organised massacres – against Jews. This is gaslighting on an epic scale. It should be clear to anybody that he is the aggressor.
He went further:
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, tweeted: “The last word was not said and this operation will continue as long as necessary.”
“The last word” seems unpleasantly close to “the final solution”. Doesn’t it?
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