We're All Gazans Now
Murdering civilians: official Israeli policy!
by Stephen Lendman
The whole world's watching. Growing millions know. Israel's a rogue terror state. It's amoral, brutish, and ruthless. Arabs are murdered for not being Jews.
Gazans suffer most of all. Israel's been terror-bombing them daily. Civilians are maliciously targeted.
Growing numbers are killed. Official totals way understate the toll. Many others are injured. Children are traumatized. Parents are frantic. How much more of this can people take?
Gazans dig through rubble for survivors. Others bury their dead. Media scoundrels assault truth. They run cover for Israel's worst crimes. Imagine supporting mass murder. Doing so makes them complicit.
A scurrilous New York Times editorial headlined "Hamas's Illegitimacy," saying:
"Hamas, which took control of Gaza in 2007 and is backed by Iran, is so consumed with hatred for Israel that it has repeatedly resorted to violence, no matter the cost to its own people."
Vicious lies like this demand condemnation. Setting the record straight is vital. Hamas is Palestine's legitimate government.
In January 2006, Palestinians elected their officials overwhelmingly. Israel and Washington imposed a West Bank coup d'etat regime. It's illegitimate. It's also pro-Israeli.
Conflict followed. Hamas was wrongly blamed. Abbas serves illegitimately as president. Israel rigged his election. His term expired in January 2009.
He won't step down or hold new elections. He's a longtime Israeli collaborator. He sold out at Oslo. He spurns his own people. He replicates Quisling harshness. He's an embarrassment to legitimate governance.
Hamas supports all Palestinians. It spurns violence. It responds defensively when attacked. It's their right and obligation under international law. All governments bear full responsibility to protect their people.