21st Century Wire says…
Sling shots and stones versus bullets. Knives versus cannons. Israel has a monopoly of force over its indigenous Arab population.
What happened to the Washington’s glorious “peace process”, that diplomatic ritual which premiered all those years ago? Many believed at the time that it was all just political theater. Unfortunately, as we can see today – those skeptics were correct.
While the international media focuses on the “tension” between Israeli paramilitary forces and the Palestinian residents, the Israeli leadership have taken advantage of the crisis in order to militarily encircle the Al Aqsa Mosque, a Muslim holy site, in preparation of enacting its long-term plan of physically isolating and eventually ethnically cleansing the bulk of the remaining Palestinian population out of Jerusalem.
The military operation has been quietly underpinned by an architectural one, a Jonathan Cook revealed this earlier week:
“The big picture is that Israel is weakening the Muslim and Palestinian presence there so that Israeli Jews can believe they are the true owners of the site,” said Yonathan Mizrachi, head of Emek Shaveh, an organisation of Israeli archaeologists opposed to the use of archaeology for political ends.
“Various Israeli archaeological activities, he said, had almost completed Israel’s encirclement of the al-Aqsa compound, isolating it from Palestinian neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem,” says Cook.
Predictably, the US media has all but refused to cover this part of the story.
Meanwhile, the scale of Israel’s state-sponsored campaign of terror against the native Palestinian population continues unabated…
Palestinian women fight back as IDF brute tries to snatch a young Palestinian girl (Image Source: Counter Current News)
According to a recent report compiled by international aid organization Red Crescent, occupying Israeli military forces has been busy conducting target practice on the Arab population. The numbers from the month of October alone are staggering:
“At least 2,617 Palestinians have been shot and injured by Israeli forces using live and rubber bullets in the month of October, a Red Crescent officials says. On Sunday, the Palestinian news agency Ma’an released a report quoting a Red Crescent spokesperson as saying that at least 760 Palestinians were shot with live rounds across the occupied Palestinian territory, while another 1,857 were hit with rubber-coated steel bullets.
At least 5,645 Palestinians sustained injuries, including burns from tear gas canisters and excessive tear gas inhalation.
At least 72 Palestinians were also killed in Palestinian territories by Israeli soldiers in October.”
By contrast, the number of Israelis killed during this same period is said to total 10 persons, while Israeli officials allege that 130 others have been injured.
How long until the Israeli forces begin driving the unarmed Arab population away at gunpoint?
As bad as that might be, it wouldn’t be the first time Israeli militants have engaged in ethnic cleansing and genocide of the native population.
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