Operation ‘Genocidal Edge’

Three days ago, Israel launched “Operation Protective Edge” against the people of Gaza. Targeting civilian homes, mosques and cars, eighty-seven people have been killed and 625 injured. Israeli air-strikes on Gaza have reached eight-hundred and twenty four. Three mosques and at least 128 homes have been destroyed.

Four weeks ago, three Jewish teenagers from illegal settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory were kidnapped and murdered. Without any evidence, Israel accused Hamas of this crime. In retaliation, Israeli forces raided more than a thousand homes, arrested more than 500 people and killed eleven Palestinians, including a child. Obviously for political purposes, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called the murders of the teenagers the work of “beasts” before launching this beastly attack upon my people.
Netanyahu had been looking for an excuse to prevent reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, to once again paint my people as the obstacle to peace in the Middle East and to distract the world from Israel’s settlement building on stolen Palestinian land, which is the real obstacle to peace.

Jewish “security forces” can kidnap innocent civilians, imprison them for the crime of being Palestinian, maim and murder, torture and kill children, destroy our homes and deny us our human rights yet in their minds their actions are always defensive and blessed by God. In their minds they are victims of the fact that an indigenous people who have cultivated and lived and died on the land for millennia happen to exist.

Are Israeli F-16s and precision guided missiles necessary to stop the stone throwing of our children? Making peace and ending the occupation of our land will stop the stone throwing. My people have no air force, navy, heavy weapons, or artillery units. We have no army at all but Israel calls their attack a war. This is not war, it is murder. And their actions are neither defensive nor blessed by God. They are founded upon hatred. They hate us because we live on land they want for themselves. They refuse to share our land as equals because we are not Jewish and only Jews have rights to our land.

Yes, Hamas has launched highly imprecise bombs against Israeli cities but let us be clear: over the years Israel has launched many times more bombs against Gaza than Hamas has launched against Israel. In their report, “Summary of Rocket Fire and Mortar Shelling in 2008,” the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center (IICC), highlighted that during the nine years between 2000 and 2008 Palestinian groups fired a total of 8,088 mortar and rocket shells into Southern Israel. In only nine months, between the disengagement of Jewish settlers from Gaza in September 2005 and Gilad Shalit’s capture in June 2006, Israel fired 7,700 far more powerful shells into Gaza.

Furthermore, Israel has regularly broken truces with my people. On November 4, 2008, Israel unilaterally killed seven Palestinians, ending its truce with Hamas that began in June of 2008 and setting the stage for its genocidal invasion of my land, which it called Operation Cast Lead. A statistical analysis from Harvard, MIT and Tel Aviv University found that “79% of all conflict pauses were interrupted when Israel killed a Palestinian, while only 8% were interrupted by Palestinian attacks (the remaining 13% were interrupted by both sides on the same day)” and that “of the 25 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than a week, Israel unilaterally interrupted 24, and it unilaterally interrupted 100% of the 14 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than 9 days…. Thus, a systematic pattern does exist: it is overwhelmingly Israel, not Palestine that kills first following a lull. Indeed, it is virtually always Israel that kills first after a lull lasting more than a week.”

My heart is bleeding, my eyes dripping with tears. The United States must stop funding Israel, it must stop supporting its violations of our right to live in peace and it must stop providing Israel with the armaments to make our lives a daily living Hell.

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“Operation Protective Edge”

“Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques and slums to attack a population that has no air force, air defense, navy, heavy weapons, no artillery units, mechanized armor, no command in control, no army at all and calls it a war. It is not war, it is murder.” I would like to start my article with this quotation for the remarkable man ” Noam chomsky”. I am sick of everything that happened to my people. I collapsed witnessing two wars, martyrs, injuries, blood everywhere and being besieged over seven years. Everyday, every minute and moment just predicting who is the next victim. Where is the humanity again? where is the world who’s supporting us? where is the voice of truth? I am mad, helpless, angry towards the Israeli crimes and the silent world.

Four weeks ago three illegal settlers were kidnapped in the west bank. Israel accused the Palestinian resistance of doing that, but till this moment the Palestinian resistance denied that. Unfortunately, Israel this time failed to give any proof or evidence which shows that Palestinian resistance did that. Since then Israeli forces started their dirty game raided many houses, arrested many men and children even shot them. Its not enough to attack the west bank no but started bombing my people in Gaza. as a kind of revenge the resistance launched rockets on the settlements. 15 days later the three settlers found dead near Hebron look how they expose their lies by themselves.

Here we suffer, and here we resist! After the day they found the bodies of the three settlers, they kidnapped, tortured and burned a 16 year-old boy Mohammed abu khudeir. They burnt him alive in cold blood. Is this normal in the eyes of the Israelis or is this some kind of revenge? what he was guilty of? to be tortured and killed in this way?! They caught him when he went to pray Al-fajr salah. Above everything and their cruel crime they did not submit his body to his family. They told his parent in order to deliver his body, they should assign that he was killed by an accident. What the hell are they talking about? are they aware of their corrupt words?

In the following day, a 15 year- old cousin of Mohammed‘s khudeir was the next victim. The damn Israeli forces beating him heavily in a savage way. They kicked him and punched him without mercy. He was under arrest without any charge. I don‘t know how shall I complete writing as I sit here with tears in my eyes. Our children killed easily without any guilt, our men arrested because they have the right to defend and revolt against the violations towards us.

In the last two days, Israel started their operation entitled” protective edge”. They targeted the civilians homes, empty lands, mosques and cars! Above all the media that told you Israel bombs the resistance groups in Gaza they only lied to you! They targeted children, men and women.

The total of the Israeli air-strikes on Gaza reaches 550 raids in two days. Death toll is up to 61 Palestinians including children and women, Injuries are up to 500 Palestinians. The Israeli occupation raided and destroyed 3 mosques and at least 65 homes most of them are civilian homes. Still the number of martyrs and injuries increased!

What about the families who lost their members? Till when we will loose souls? The international community still silent though its time to pressure Israel and stop these crimes.

Terrorism is all about imperialism, capitalism, communism, Zionism and the most important one is” Domination”. You are a part of our suffering, of what is really happening to us. where is the media to tell your story about Mohammed, and other victims? When the Israeli settlers disappeared, Israel activated the media and using it well to show the world the fake reality and claim they were kidnapped. what about our reality? Wake up wake up wake up! Where are you Obama to see what happened? Israel asked for peace what peace ? Don‘t dream even in peace as long as Israel still doing these massacres in my land.! No peace without taking our revenge and free all the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails. No peace without accepting our conditions. Justice should be done to the Palestinian people.

The third Intifada started because of the death of Mohammed abu khudeir and his incident a turning point in the history of Palestinians. Shame on Israel, Shame on the Arab regimes, Shame on everyone who is conspired against us and help Israel ! We resist in order to exist.

My country has faced hardships, conflicts, wars, and aggression! Expose the lies of Israel, do what you see is right. My heart is bleeding! My eyes dripping! I am a human, we are human, whether Arab or not black or white we all bleed the same blood! Stop funding Israel, stop supporting them! Israeli forces still arrest Palestinian children on a daily basis, and bomb Gaza on a daily basis too. Share my message and pray for us make demonstrations for us in your country. Make the world aware of what’s happening here. We deserve our rights of exposing the truth to the media at large.