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Israel Terrorizing Palestinians Lawlessly - by Stephen Lendman
Palestinians bear witness daily to Israeli state terror. Complicit Western and regional nations, in fact, condone it through silence or failure to condemn what never is tolerable and must end.
For nearly a week, Israeli aircraft struck Gaza preemptively. As a result, fear of a new war grows.
Israel claims strikes follow rocket attacks. In fact, when launched, they're few in number and respond to Israeli aggression in self-defense.
On July 12, IDF jets struck alleged northern Gaza "weapons manufacturing sites," injuring one woman.
On July 13, three tunnels were bombed. Israel falsely blamed them for "terrorist activity." Two Palestinians were missing after one of the tunnels collapsed. Later one body was recovered. Five or more other Palestinians were wounded.
On July 14, other targets were struck, wounding four Palestinian civilians.
On July 15, overnight attacks wounded four Palestinians, including two children. Over the weekend, other preemptive raids followed. Blaming the victims, a July 14 IDF statement said:
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