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Israel and Palestine: Who is The Victim and Who Is the Aggressor?

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The "victim" claims it can't trust the "aggressor" government to maintain cease-fires. Yet a study found that from 2000 to 2008, it was the "victim" that "overwhelmingly kills first after a pause in the conflict," and that this pattern "becomes more pronounced for longer conflict pauses," with the "victim" unilaterally having interrupted 96% of the periods of nonviolence that lasted longer than a week and 100% of the periods of nonviolence lasting longer than nine days.

In June 2008, a six-month truce was arranged between the "victim" and the "aggressor," and was broken by the "victim" on the night of Nov. 4-5, 2008. In the 22 days beginning December 27, the "victim" killed 1,440, wounded more than 5,000 and left homeless 50,000 aggressors. In contrast, 11 "victims" were killed, five by their own military in friendly fire incidents. 

In November 2012, a draft proposal for a long-term cease-fire, with mechanisms to ensure compliance, had been agreed to by a negotiator for the "victim" and by the "aggressor's" deputy foreign minister, and was submitted to Ahmed al-Jabari, the "aggressor's" militia chief, and to the "victim's" Israeli security officials for their consideration. Jabari, who had authorized the negotiations, received a copy of the proposal the day he was assassinated by the "victim's" specific targeting of him through an air strike that destroyed his car and burned him alive.

The Israeli characterization of themselves as "victims" is refuted by their violent, inhuman and unjust treatment of the Palestinians whom they refer to as the "aggressors." Indeed, the Israeli government is the true aggressor and the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are the victims.

For a list of questions to test your knowledge about Gaza and Israel, please take the "Gaza Quiz" by Stephen Shalom.

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Ann Wright is a 29 year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq. She served in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia. In December, 2001 (more...)
 

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