|'The first eye-witness accounts of the war by serving Israeli reservists and conscripts describes the Israeli use of Palestinian civilians as "human shields". They detail the killing of at least two civilians, the vandalism, looting and wholesale destruction of Palestinian houses, the use of deadly white phosphorus, bellicose religious advice from army rabbis and what another battalion commander described to his troops as "insane firepower with artillery and air force".' (Independent)|
After Israel's top leadership exhaustively blamed Hamas for kidnap of 3 teens, they've now admitted killers were acting as "lone cell."I guess that puts the casus belli for the Gaza incursion up there with the 2003 US invasion of Iraq as one of those Big Lies.
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) July 25, 2014
Because the attack on Gaza has always been about the three Israeli kids, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel, who disappeared in the West Bank on the night of June 12,
“We are focusing on returning the abductees, on finding the kidnappers and on striking at the organization to which they belong. We have unequivocal proof that this is Hamas,” he told ministers at his government’s weekly cabinet meeting. ”We are sharing this proof and information to this effect with several countries. Soon this information will be made public.” (Algemeiner, June 22)But that unequivocal evidence wasn't, somehow, forthcoming. What was forthcoming was the corpses of the boys, who were dead in spite of the omniscience of Israeli intelligence, which "knew" they were alive. Not that they acknowledged having made any mistakes; on the contrary,
Netanyahu said in a statement: "In great agony, we found three dead bodies this evening, and all signs are that these are the dead bodies of our three kidnapped youths – Eyal, Gilad and Naftali."They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by beasts," he continued.... "Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay." (Haaretz, June 3o)
As part of the operation... Israel's military killed five to ten Palestinians and arrested between 350 and 600 Palestinians,including nearly all of Hamas' West Bank leaders. On the night of 6 July, an Israeli strike killed seven Hamas militants. (Wikipedia)In response to that last strike, the Hamas organization made its usual futile response, firing 100 amateur missiles harmlessly into Israeli territory, and the IDF swung from punishment mode into "self-defense".
Now we learn that there was no evidence, equivocal or otherwise:
Israeli police MickeyRosenfeld tells me men who killed 3 Israeli teens def lone cell, hamas affiliated but not operating under leadership1/2The operation which has so far killed over a thousand Palestinians, 80% of them civilians, and
— Jon Donnison (@JonDonnison) July 25, 2014
So there's a murder case or two here, but not one against the Hamas organization; it's against that psychopath Israeli prime minister and his henchmen. I hope, without much hope, that they are prosecuted.
|From Islamic Timeline Cover Photos.|
The youths of the Jewish state are attacking Palestinians in the streets of Jerusalem, just like gentile youths used to attack Jews in the streets of Europe. The Israelis of the Jewish state are rampaging on social networks, displaying hatred and a lust for revenge, unprecedented in its diabolic scope.... These are the children of the nationalistic and racist generation – Netanyahu’s offspring.
Hamas sux! Totally ruined my vacation! http://t.co/oA2bajBY8M #WhitePeopleProblems pic.twitter.com/mmwGRZ7jgMMeanwhile in Israel the suffering is incalculable, even including air raid sirens at the beach. Oh the humanity.
— Yastreblyansky (@Yastreblyansky) July 26, 2014