Israel’s illegitimate, terrorist and criminal violence against Palestinians

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By Stephen Gowans

Pro-Israeli propagandists on the front lines of Israel’s flagging public relations war label the Palestinian resistance as a terrorist movement that threatens Israeli civilians. But the labels “terrorist” and “war criminal” are more aptly applied to Israel.

Prior to Israel launching Operation Protective Edge, not a single Israeli citizen had been killed by rocket or mortar fire out of Gaza since November 2012, when Israel had launched an earlier assault on the territory. Only a small fraction (one-twentieth) of Israelis killed by the Palestinian resistance in the current Gaza conflict have been civilians. By contrast, Israel has killed three Palestinian civilians for every militant it has killed.

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Over 99 percent of civilian deaths in the conflict have come at the hands of Israeli forces.

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Yesterday, Israel bombed Gaza’s lone power plant. Gazans rely on the plant to power machinery to desalinate their drinking water. Israeli forces also…

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One Response to Israel’s illegitimate, terrorist and criminal violence against Palestinians

  1. beetleypete says:

    Incisive comment from Mr Gowans as always. He usually gets it dead right.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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