Massacre in Gaza — But if you Condemn It You Will be Called Anti-Semitic
Yesterday was Day of the Land in Gaza and thousands of people demonstrated near the border fence with Israel. Gaza has been under a starvation siege by Israel for more than a decade. It is a siege by air, land and sea yet Israel claims it is not the occupying power!
Some 17 people were murdered yesterday and up to 1500 people injured in a wanton massacre of an unarmed, civilian population which was exercising its right to demonstrate.
The Israeli state has what it calls an ‘existentialist’ fear of the Palestinians crossing the fence that sorrounds Gaza and entering the Israeli state. To understand this you must understand that Israel was born in fire, the Nakba. A Jewish state could only come into existence if the majority of its Arab inhabitants, over ¾ million, were expelled, ethnically cleansed. Those who tried to come back, termed ‘infiltrators’ were shot dead, mainly in the 1950’s. Thousands are estimated to have died.
The demonstrations yesterday threatened to effect a Return to Palestine for the Palestinians and nothing is more calculated to arouse Israel’s anger than the idea of a return of the refugees. 100 armed snipers were thus engaged to mow down anyone who even approached near to the fence.
The world will no doubt ritually condemn this massacre whilst moving on.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews, which has been frothing at the mouth all week over fake anti-Semitism and denouncing what it calls ‘conspiracy’ theories about the Israeli Embassy controlling its output enaged in a few conspiracy theories of its own. It tweeted in response to the massacres: ‘Hamas once again using its civilians — inc children — as pawns. We call for calm & a return to negotiating table resulting in a secure, Jewish & democratic Israel alongside a viable & vibrant Palestinian state.’
A helpful Twitter user amended the Guardian’s ‘shitty’ headline — armies clash, civlians get murdered or slaughtered but the Guardian believes in ‘balance’ — fortunately there were no Guardian reporters covering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising or they would have reported the attacks on Nazi soldiers as being unprovoked
According to these racists, thousands of Palestinians protested against the siege of Gaza and the theft of their land, not because they hate the siege and the starvation tactics of Israel, but because they have been put up to it by those wicked people in Hamas. Hamas has magical powers of coercion over thousands of people such that it can make them risk their lives. Of course these lies lack all credibility and simply betray the racist mentality of those that Corbyn appeases. Palestinians aren’t clever enough to know they are being manipulated by their leaders, unlike the savages that Israel employs in uniform.
The rest of the Board of Deputies’s tweet is equally as hypocritical. They know very well that not one member of Israel’s cabinet supports a Palestinian state of any description. Neither does the Israeli Labour Party either.
This however is the group that is responsible for claiming that all British Jews (except for a few ‘traitors’) support Israel’s atrocities and them proclaims, in mock horror, that there is a rise in ‘anti-Semitism’.
The wonder is that Jeremy Corbyn plays along with this fiction forgetting everything he ever did in 30+ years of work in the Palestine solidarity movement.
According to the committee organizing the march, the Palestinian in the video is Abed el-Fatah Abed e-Nabi, 18, and was killed as a result of the shooting IDF claims Hamas distributes many videos, some of which are partial and fabricated
Mar 31, 2018 12:38 PM
Screen capture of video distributed by Palestinian media
A Palestinian taking part in Friday’s “March of Return” near the Gaza border was shot with his back to Israeli army soldiers while moving away from the border fence, so appears to show a video published on Palestinian media Saturday.
According to the committee organizing the march, the Palestinian in the video is Abed el-Fatah Abed e-Nabi, 18, and was killed as a result of the shooting, which occurred east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza strip.
The video shows two Palestinians running away from the border towards a large group of protesters. When they are several feet away from the group, a shot is heard, and one of the Palestinians, reporedtly e-Nabi, drops to the ground. A small group gathers around to assist him. According to the committee behind the march, the video “clearly shows e-Nabi poses no threat.”
Israeli Defence Forces spokesperson has issued a reply, saying that Hamas distributes many vidoes, among which are those that show partial events that have been edited and fabricated.
“IDF acted Friday against violent protests and terrorists activities which included live fire towards its soldiers, attempts to inflitrate Israel … stone throwing, bottle boms,” read the statement. “The forces acted according to open-fire protocols and in a reasonable manner as they avoided harming civilians posted there by Hamas, who wish to embarrass Israel while risking those civilians … anyone who partakes in violent protests puts themselves at risk.”
An injured woman
E-Nabi is one of a 15 Palestinians killed in Friday’s demonstrations, in which 758 were wounded from live fire, 148 from rubber-tipped bullets, 422 from inhaling tear gas and 88 from other causes.
The UN Security Council convened Friday night to discuss the events on the Gaza border, despite the United States’ and Israel’s request to postpone deliberations for Saturday, due to Passover holiday eve. No Israeli envoy was present during discussions.
In a statement released Saturday, Israel’s envoy to the UN Danny Danon said “This disgraceful abuse of the holiday will not prevent us from presenting the truth regarding Hamas’ violent protests, whose only purpose is to ignite the sector and incite provocations.”
An Israeli Arab human rights organization condemned Israel’s action on the Gaza border as ‘unlawful’ on Saturday, alerting Attorney General Avichay Mendelblit that Israel was in breach of international law.