Israel Terror Bombs Gaza
Lawless aggressive bombing, an Israeli specialty.
by Stephen Lendman
Imagine living years under deplorable isolated siege conditions. Imagine also enduring regular Israeli land, sea and air attacks.
Gazan resistance groups launch Grad missiles, home-made rockets, and mortar shells in self-defense. Israel calls them "unprovoked" attacks. Palestinian freedom fighters vow to continue their liberating struggle. Under international law, it's their right, and for them a duty.
The latest Israeli attacks came Friday and Saturday. Expect more to follow. Deaths so far number at least 15. Over two dozen others were injured, some seriously, according to Gaza medical services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya. Israel falsely claimed only militants and weapons manufacturing sites were struck.
Israel often launches strikes to provoke responses. Hamas was maliciously blamed for initiating attacks. Israel's blame game targets victims. Aggression's called self-defense. Freedom fighters are called terrorists. World leaders don't intervene to stop cold-blooded IDF murder.
Four members of one family were killed. Israel treats civilians like combatants. Crimes of war and against humanity are committed regularly.
This time in response, Popular Resistance Committees member Abu Mojahid declared an end of truce and vowed revenge.
The latest incident began when Israeli air strikes killed Zuhir al-Qaisi, Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) secretary-general. PRC member Mahmoud Hanani was also killed. Both men died when two IDF missiles struck their car.
Hanani was released last October as part of the Shalit prisoner swap deal. Israel spuriously claimed al-Qaisi masterminded an August 2011 attack killing eight Israelis, a 2008 incident claiming two more, and planned another on Israel's border with Gaza.
Unilaterally maintaining truce for months, Hamas' interior ministry called Israel's "Zionist escalation an unjustified crime. It comes as part of the destabilization of a stable security situation in the Gaza Strip. We hold the international community fully responsible for the attacks."
It added that Palestinians have the right to self-defense against Israeli aggression. International law permits it.
A PA statement condemned Israel's attacks for "escalat(ing) the circle of violence in the region."
Al-Qassam Brigades officials "mourn(ed) the martyr Zuhir al-Qaisi and martyr Mahmud Hanani and (said) their blood will not be wasted. The enemy's crime will be a curse on him."