On November 20, Mondoweiss published a letter from Khan Yunis to the world. Maissa Abdul-Halim wrote it. She's an Al-Aqsa University student. She could die any moment, she said. She wanted others to hear her words and act.
"Our blood is being shed every day," she said, "and the world has yet to learn that we are human beings."
November 20 was UN Children's Day. It was day 7 of Israeli terror bombings. Innocent civilians are dying. Many are children. "What crime have they committed to deserve what is happening to them?!!"
"For all the world: we don't need your tears. We can cry all the day ourselves. We need you to act, to act against your governments which support Israel, act now against your silence."
"WE ARE NOT NUMBERS".We are human beings. We have feelings and passions. We have blood. We have hearts in our chests. We have families. We deserve to live just as you do."
Palestinian deaths don't matter. Media scoundrels don't keep count. One Israeli fatality makes headlines. Terrorism, they scream.
Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) headlined "Day 8: Terrorists bomb Tel Aviv bus, again miss Jerusalem."
When Israel terror bombs Gaza, kills civilians, and ruthlessly threatens an entire 1.7 million population, it's called self-defense. When counterattacks kill Jews, it's "terrorism."
On November 21, a Tel Aviv bus was struck. An explosive device may have been placed on board. Haaretz reported at least 21 hurt. Maan News said at least 10. DF said 25, "five seriously." A later DF report said 27, "three" seriously.
IDF spokesman, General Yoav Mordecai, said Cairo talks haven't slowed Israeli attacks and possible ground operation preparations.
Chief of Staff General Benny Gantz said military priorities will continue no matter what happens politically. In other words, diplomacy won't deter Israel's belligerency and occupation harshness.
Peace isn't won on battlefields. It's when both sides prefer dialogue to belligerence. Israel shuns it. Violence and instability serves its imperial agenda.
Peace defeats it. Strategy calls for assuring it doesn't erupt. Bombing continues conflict. Ground operations sustain it longer. On November 20, Israel National News gave Efraim Inbar and Max Singer op-ed space.
Both urge invasion. "A thorough terrorist cleanup is necessary to ensure the Jewish state's ability to stand against the rising tide of Islamist militancy," they said. "Let the international community oppose it as much as they want to."
Confront Hamas "head-on." Do it sooner, not later. Wipe out resistance. Ignore criticism about civilian casualties. Expand the current offensive. "Clear-cut victory needs boots on the ground."