As the latest installment of Israel’s relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing and mass murder in the Gaza Strip winds down, we might ask whether the Israeli zionist leaders/mobsters are considering ‘lying low’ for a while and behaving, seeing as how they have been condemned around the world for their utter depravity and ruthless slaughter of men, women, and children. A recent story out of Jerusalem gives us the answer to that question and it is a resounding ‘no.’
Coming fast on the heels of the bombing of the Gaza Strip, the government in Tel Aviv said ‘it published tenders for 283 new homes in a West Bank settlement , just days after announcing its biggest land grab on occupied Palestinian territory for three decades’ according to AFP.
Israel is planning to expropriate 400 hectares of land in the south of the territory , between the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem. This has drawn international condemnation, even from usual lapdog the United States and even from some Israeli cabinet ministers. UN secretary Ban Ki-Moon stated he was ‘alarmed’ by Israel’s plans. The settlement building is, of course, illegal under international law.
However, limp protests from the US state department, the UN, and the Israeli cabinet will do nothing to stop the settlement building. The right wing, militaristic Likud party , led by rabid warmonger Netanyahu is in control in Israel and they don’t give a damn about what anyone outside their circle thinks. The zionists do whatever they want. They want all the Palestinian people gone, and settlement building in the occupied territories is an integral part of that objective.
Former hippy and raver in the USA, now a settler in the occupied territories:
Protests from the USA and the UN about Israeli policies vis a vis the Palestinians is nothing more than political theater. Zionists in the USA are in firm control of the levers of political power and the UN has done nothing over the last 65 years to punish Israel for its war crimes. Indeed, the UN was instrumental in helping the zionists occupy the land now known as ‘Israel’, so we shouldn’t hold out any hope that any help is coming from that direction.
Is it possible to speak of ‘international law’ these days without breaking out in laughter? On the world stage, there is only one law and that is the law of power and might. Israel has been the beneficiary of US largess for 60 years and is now a nuclear power with one of the most modern and well-equipped armies in the world. It does what it does because it can. Even now, Israel continues to receive a cool three BILLION a year in aid from the USA, most of used to continually upgrade the military. Amazingly, Americans who get 30-40 percent of their paychecks eaten by taxes have not yet revolted over this travesty.
The armed bulldozers will be going soon to the new settlements. Palestinian families will probably be told they must move within a matter of days or weeks. If not, the Israeli army will have no qualms about bulldozing the houses with the people still inside and burying them alive. Standard operating procedure for the Israeli Defense Forces.