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Response to IronGate (Reply #33)

Thu Jul 31, 2014, 11:59 AM

42. Regardless of what the Palestinians do

 

it doesn't change what Israel does to the Palestinians. The West Bank is currently relatively passive, even though they are highly oppressed under occupation with an apartheid government. That's not acceptable.

In the 1990's the Palestinians tried to make a permanent peace agreement, and they did recognize Israel. Israel rewarded them with a strengthening of the apartheid government and a massive expansion of "settlements." Israel refuses to recognize the Palestinians' right to exist, and they were mostly there first.

The IDF murders Palestinians with regularity, frequently children. Israel bulldozes Palestinian homes and way of life, and commits numerous other crimes against them. That makes Israel the aggressor. The siege against the Gaza Strip makes Israel the aggressor.

Israel initiated this massacre based of the false claim that Hamas murdered the settler kids in the West Bank. The Gaza Strip isn't the West Bank and the murders were a crime, not an act of war. (Palestine isn't a country so it can't conduct war against its occupiers. Wars are conducted by countries. Plus the occupation makes Israel the aggressor, by definition, and Israel's massacres and massive destruction of property constitute collective punishment against a captive population.)

International Law is on the Palestinians' side. I could ramble much more, etc....

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