Out-of-Control Israeli State Terror - by Stephen Lendman
It's raged for decades.
Having friends in high places in Washington have let Israel get away with murder.
On October 31, Ma'an News said continued Israeli air strikes so far killed 12 Gazans'. Others were wounded, some severely.
Overnight Sunday, the IDF confirmed additional air strikes. Another ceasefire took effect at 10:00PM. Nonetheless, early Monday attacks continued, targeting Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. Israel overflights continue.
Given its propensity for violence, expect more attacks any time for any reason or none at all. On Sunday, Netanyahu relished having them, saying:
"There is no ceasefire." Israeli forces will "protect the residents of the south and wipe out the rocket launchers. I promise that the other side will pay an even heavier price than it has up to now until it stops firing."
No matter that Gazans respond defensively to premeditated Israeli attacks. Netanyahu inverted truth, blaming victims of IDF crimes. Since "Cast Lead" Operation ended in January 2009, Hamas rigorously observed ceasefire terms. So do other resistance forces except when attacked.
Israel violated Egypt's brokered truce. Islamic Jihad (IJ) and other resistance groups said ending violence depends on stopping Israeli attacks. IJ's Sunday statement said: