Zionist killing of Palestinians is so routine that it hardly evokes any reaction anywhere, least of all in the racist Western media and the equally racist Western governments. When the bodies of three Israeli squatters were discovered in the West Bank, all hell broke loose but before that, at least 10 Palestinians among them a 7-year-old and 15-year-old Palestinian youth were already murdered by the zionist occupiers.
Tuesday July 01, 2014, 15:57 DST
Palestinian lives do no matter, as far as the racist zionists are concerned. Ten Palestinians were murdered, among them a 7-year-old and 15-year-old, in the West Bank over the last two weeks because three Israeli teenage settlers had gone missing.
Their bodies were discovered on June 30 leading Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare that he would “avenge” their death. He singled out the resistance group Hamas for his murderous wrath.
Dozens of Palestinian homes were demolished during the same period while the Zionist occupiers kidnapped more than 570 Palestinians among them lawmakers and other leading figures of Palestinian society, all because three Zionist illegal settlers had gone missing.
They should not have been in the West Bank in the first place. It is illegally occupied territory that is being invaded by Zionist squatters, illegal immigrants from North America and Europe.
Israeli planes have already bombed the besieged Gaza Strip where 1.7 million Palestinians have been put on a starvation diet. Very little food, much needed medicines or building material is allowed to enter the Gaza Strip.
As if not to be outdone in racism, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today that the Israeli army should launch a ground and air offensive against Gaza. He need not have bothered; Zionist occupation forces are already gearing up for an assault on the besieged enclave despite Hamas’ announcement that it had nothing to do with the teens’ kidnapping.
Hamas is right; its power resides in Gaza, not on the West Bank that is under the control of the Palestinian Authority lorded over by Mahmoud Abbas, the US-zionist puppet. Abbas is a paid agent of the Americans and zionists and he does their bidding.
While the zionists believe any harm to Zionist squatters is illegal, Israeli minister for military affairs Moshe Yaalon has vowed to continue kidnapping Palestinian resistance fighters.
Israeli warplanes have also conducted a dozen air strikes in central and southern Gaza over the past few days.
As a result of Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip since 2007, the 1.7 million Palestinians have been kept on a starvation diet. More than 95 percent of Palestinians are food deficient according to UN statistics.
There are also more than 6,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prison in what is referred to administrative detention. What this means is that a Palestinian is arrested and held without charge or trial for six months.
At the end of the six-month period, the detention order is extended for another six months. This has resulted in thousands of Palestinians being held without charge or trial for years.
In protest over these illegal detention orders, hundreds of Palestinians have gone on hunger strike that ended only a few days ago.
All of this is considered perfectly normal but when three Israeli teenagers disappear and are found dead some days later, then all Palestinians must pay the price for this. Has it been established as to who was responsible for their deaths?