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Israel Uses Deadly Airstrikes in Gaza to Cover-up Their Massacres and Kidnapping Crimes

21st Century Wire says….

Western media outlets will have you believe that this was a violent incursion caused by the actions of Hamas but history tells us a different story…

In November of 2008, during the Israel-Hamas cease-fire “for the Gaza area,” a DC based NPO called The Jerusalem Fund reported that it was Israel who had first violated the Egyptian brokered cease-fire during that period:

Palestinian launches have been rare and sporadic and occurred almost always after successive instances of Israeli cease-fire violations, adding that, “Israel has violated these simple truce points continuously since they were agreed upon. Not only are the crossings still very restricted, but the fire into Gaza continues, with the first one occurring the next day after the truce agreement.”

Below is a YouTube video called “Who Broke The Cease Fire – Hamas or Israel 2008” that appears to coincide with the Jerusalem Fund findings…

This latest conflict seems to be playing out after the apparent deaths of three Israeli teens and the brutal beating of an American visiting Palestinian relatives. It turns out that Tariq Abu Khdeir, may have become targeted by Israeli border police for attending a protest following the subsequent burning of his cousin a week before his attack. 

According to reports Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri has stated that Israel has commited “massacres” against women and children in Khan Yunis:

The Khan Yunis massacre against women and children is an ugly war crime. All Israelis have now become legitimate targets.”

 The Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh, suggested that the sudden attacks have been exacerbated by the lack of concern from the international community, in particular the US:

The silence of the international community and US Administration is no longer acceptable,” continuing, “This will drive the Palestinian leadership to take fateful decisions to defend our people against this aggression.”

Incredibly, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have justified the Israeli Air Force bombings on civilians because the location was allegedly the home of a member of Hamas. Israel is now calling for 40,000 ground troops from reserves to be on the ready for a possible ground invasion.

On July 1st, Israel had removed a gag order on information surrounding the apparent kidnapping deaths of three Israeli teens. The information revealed that the government was aware of the kidnappings three days after June 12th incident. The timeline seems strange as it was reported that one of the young students abducted had called the Israeli police emergency hotline during the kidnapping. This has prompted some media outlets to claim incompetence but according to the Israeli news outlet Ynet:

The investigation raised other frustrations related to the hesitant response of security forces to the emergency call: IDF forces had been rushed to an area mere kilometers from the scene of the kidnapping, following up on a report of an Israeli vehicle entering the village of Beit Fajjar.”

I think the public deserves some answers in regards to the proximity of the IDF to the crime scene, how is it that police had knowledge of the crime taking place at the same moment the IDF was just a few kilometers away from the scene of the apparent kidnapping?

The bodies of the young Israeli students were not ‘officially’ discovered until June 30th.

Other accounts suggest this entire conflict has been orchestrated to derail the Palestinian Authority’s ability to hold general elections, breaking up the unity government prior to the election cycle

RT’s recent report below…


IMAGE: Israel launches airstrikes on 160 targets within Gaza city, less than two weeks after the hasty investigation into the kidnapping deaths of three Israelis. (Photo: nytimes.com)

Israel hits 160 Gaza sites, 8 children reported dead, Hamas fires rockets

Russia Today 

At least eight children have been killed in the last 24 hours as Operation Protective Edge launched by Israeli forces entered its second day. IDF claimed it has hit at least 160 targets in Gaza since Tuesday.

“Overnight, the IDF hit about 160 targets in the Gaza Strip. Over the last two days we attacked a total of about 430 targets,” General Moti Almoz told military radio.

According to Almoz, the targets included 120 concealed rocket launchers, 10 Hamas command and control centers, two homes and many tunnels.

Wednesday morning Palestinian militants fired more rockets at Israeli cities. with eight rockets intercepted by Iron Dome defense system over Tel Aviv, Ashkelon and Ashdod. Yet, people ran to bomb shelters.

Though Israeli authorities claim they target only Hamas militants, many civilians have been killed in a“ground offensive,” dubbed Operation Protective Edge.

The IAF official said that residents of the buildings targeted by Israeli Air Force for strikes tried to avert the attacks by going up the roofs en masse. Such ploys will not be effective, he added.

At least 50 houses were destroyed on Tuesday and 1,700 were partially damaged, said Palestinian Minister of Public Works and Housing Mufeel al-Hasayneh.

Reports of casualties vary. Palestinian medics told Al Arabiya that 28 people were killed in Operation Protective Edge, adding that more than 150 were wounded in the deadliest day of violence in the coastal strip since 2012.

Jerusalem Post, in the meantime, reported only 27 people killed and over 100 have been injured in the assaults since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.

Defense for Children International Palestine (DCI-Palestine) also released its data, saying Israeli military killed eight children and injured dozens more.

“Israeli forces killed six children when a missile struck the home of alleged Hamas activist Odeh Ahmad Mohammad Kaware in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis,” said a statement from the organization. Overall, at least 28 children have been injured in the offensive in the city of Khan Younis.

Also two Palestinian children died in strikes across Gaza: one from Gaza City’s Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, and the other from Gaza City’s Al-Shujaiyah community.

The youngest child killed in the assault was 6.

“The death and injury to children caused by Israel’s military offensive on Gaza demonstrates serious and extensive disregard of fundamental principles of international law,” said Rifat Kassis, executive director of DCI-Palestine. “Israeli forces must not carry out indiscriminate airstrikes in densely populated areas that fail to distinguish between military targets, civilians and civilian objects.”

According to RT Paula Slier, who is in the area, several teenagers were killed when the Israelis targeted a house belonging to a Hamas militant. In a separate accident, civilians were killed when the IDF stuck a car in which militants were traveling.

Gaza rocket hits Jerusalem as Palestinian death toll reaches 25

Among the victims is an 80-year-old woman killed in the Moghraqa area of central Gaza. A father and son were killed in the bombing of a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza by IAF aircraft, according to Palestinian media outlets.

In the meantime, Israeli officials note only two troops injured.

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