The rage Hamas purposely inspired by targeting civilians was intended to provoke a disproportionate Israeli response that would trigger flash points in the West Bank and Lebanon while dragging Iran and Russia into a proxy war with the West.
The point of disproportionate retaliation has been reached some time ago in this bloodbath.
Helen has spoken out…
A group of global leaders, including former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, say the collective punishment of civilians in Gaza as Israel targets Hamas is a clear violation of international law.
…and when Joe Biden starts becoming critical of Israeli aggression, you know things have gotten intense…
US President Joe Biden has spoken out against retaliatory attacks by Israeli settlersagainst Palestinians in the West Bank in the aftermath of the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel. He also said he was redoubling his commitment to working on a two-state solution to end the decades-long Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Biden said the attacks by “extremist settlers” amounted to “pouring gasoline” on the already burning fires in the Middle East since the Hamas attack.
“It has to stop. They have to be held accountable. It has to stop now,” Biden said at the start of a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who was being honoured with a state visit to Washington.
Settler violence against Palestinians has intensified since the Hamas attack, and Palestinians have been killed by settlers, according to Palestinian authorities. Rights groups say settlers have torched cars and attacked several small Bedouin communities, forcing them to evacuate to other areas.
…and this extreme situation at the UN where Israel has called on the UN to resign is extraordinary…
- Antonio Guterres last week traveled to Egypt to oversee U.N. preparations for a convoy bringing in humanitarian aid to Gaza.
- In a press briefing following the U.N. Security Council meeting, Gilad Erdan, Israel’s representative to the U.N., demanded Guterres’ resignation for his comments.
…meanwhile the war pimps make money from the death…
…Israel has never been proportional in their response to Palestinian violence and the desire to make group punishment merely sows the seeds of the next army of militants.
Israel risks starting an uprising on the West Bank and in Lebanon, escalation and death are the only masters this event serves now.
The only solution is an immediate ceasefire, the immediate release of all hostages, immediate aid into Gaza and an immediate summit following all that to hammer out a deadline for the two state solution.
War serves no human.
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