Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and PalestineSubmitted by LittleWing on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:06
Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine
Gaza (along with the West Bank and East Jerusalem) is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, determined by the vast majority of the world, as well as the highest court in the world, the UN’s International Court of Justice. Gaza cannot commit aggression against Israel, since Israel is in constant and continual commission of illegal aggression against Palestine by occupying it (illegally and sadistically blockading it and frequently committing terrorism against its civilians, including by targeting them with chemical weapons provided by US taxpayers – see “Rain of Fire” by Human Rights Watch). As documented by Amnesty Int’l, Human Rights Watch, and many others, Israel intentionally targets and murders civilians, including children, en masse.
Israel also kidnaps and tortures children, including by keeping them in outdoor cages, over night, in winter.
In the history of all rocket and mortar fire into Israel, 28 people, total, have been killed. see: How Many People have Died from Gaza Rockets into Israel? http://www.globalresearch.ca/how-many-people-have-died-from-...
Since the year 2000 Israel has killed 1,500 Palestinian children and the number rises daily.
But, even ignoring international law and that Gaza is under illegal Israeli occupation, Gaza did not initiate this current round of violence; Israel did. (see timeline in article link)
Israeli settlement building in Palestine is a war crime under international law.
Palestinians have the right under international law to resist occupation, ethnic cleansing, colonization, aggression, and annexation.
Hamas is the government elected by Gaza in elections that Jimmy Carter (and many others) observed and said were completely fair and free. Israel constantly says Hamas uses human shields. But in Israel’s biggest massacre of Gaza, the one in 2009, all the human rights organizations, including Amnesty, HRW, and the jurist Richard Goldstone, found that Hamas DID NOT use human shields. On the contrary, Israel used human shields, which is a regular practice for Israel. Israel uses civilians as human shields.
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