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Does Israel Encourage Palestinian Rocket Attacks?

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"They leveled areas of Palestinian land amidst indiscriminate shooting. A few hours later, they moved southwards to 'Abassan village. They opened fire indiscriminately and leveled areas of Palestinian land. An Israeli helicopter gunship also opened fire at the area. At approximately 16:30, as a result of the indiscriminate shooting by IOF [Israeli occupation forces] military vehicles, 13-year-old Ahmed Younis Khader Abu Daqqa was seriously wounded by a bullet to the abdomen. At the time he was shot, Ahmed had been playing football with his friends in front of his family's house, located nearly 1,500 meters away from the area where the IOF were present."
Ahmed subsequently died of his injuries.

In response, on November 10th, Palestinian resistance fighters attacked an Israeli army jeep near the boundary with Gaza, injuring 4 Israeli soldiers and fired several rockets into Israel.

Following this, Israel attacked civilian neighborhoods in Gaza. In the ensuing 72 hour period, Israeli forced killed 7 Palestinians. According to PCHR, five of the dead were civilians, including 3 children. Fifty-two others, including 6 women and 12 children were wounded.

"Four of these deaths and 38 of the injuries resulted from an Israeli attack on a football playground in al-Shoja'iya neighborhood east of Gaza City," PCHR reported.

On Nov. 13th, Reuters reported:

"After five days of mounting violence, Israel and the Palestinians stepped back from the brink of a new war in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, sending signals to each other via Egypt that they would hold their fire unless attacked."
The report added:


Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of Gaza's Hamas government, praised the main armed factions in the enclave for agreeing on Monday night to a truce. "They showed a high sense of responsibility by saying they would respect calm should the Israeli occupation also abide by it," he said.
Then, yesterday, Israel summarily executed Hamas military chief Ahmad al-Jabari. Reuters noted that the Israeli attack "appeared to end a 24-hour lull in cross-border violence that surged this week."

The Israeli government has a LONG history of deliberately breaking cease-fires with Palestinians in order to provoke Palestinian response and then justify Israeli mass murder of Palestinians.

For example, two months before the 2008-2009 Israeli 'Cast lead' operation that resulted in the mass murder of 1400 Palestinians, most of them civilians and 400 of them children, Israel broke a five-month-long ceasefire with Hamas on November 4th, 2008 by assassinating six Hamas officials in Gaza. Further proof of Israeli cynicism was the report that the 'Cast Led' attack on Gaza was planned six months previously.

I noted above that the firing of rockets from Palestine into Israel usually only occurs in response to Israeli aggression. Now and again, rockets are fired from Palestine and no one seems to know who was responsible.

Hamas blames 'Israeli collaborators' for launching rockets

Albawaba.com
Sun, 12 Oct 2008

The Hamas rulers of Gaza Strip on Tuesday lashed out at gunners who fire rockets at Israel from the Palestinian territory in violation of a seven-week-old calm, calling them Israeli collaborators. "About the rocket-firing, I think those who are responsible are those who collaborate with Israel because there is a consensus by all Palestinian groups to respect the truce," said Dr. Mahmud Zahar, a senior leader of the Hamas movement.

On Monday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an empty field outside the southern Israeli city of Sderot, causing no casualty or damage.

According to AFP, Zahar told a Gaza radio station that the party which fired the rocket was "linked to Israel as they provide a pretext to exercise pressure on the Palestinian people."

And from 2006:

Confusion in PA: Who launched Qassam?

Ynet
27/11/2006

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bozos in Congress who keep egging Israel on!... by Archie on Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 at 3:35:11 PM