In what is reported to be the bloodiest onslaught by the Israeli military, which is actually more of an ethnic cleansing, on blockaded Gaza since it was captured and occupied by Israel 41 years ago, more than 350 people have been killed and more than a thousand injured, resulting in World powers calling for an end to the fighting — it took awhile, but the U.S., after playing the usual propaganda-laden-rhetorical-blame-game that the western press picks up and runs with, has finally joined in — as worldwide protests against Israel mount.
Most Middle Eastern newspapers do not, as the Guardian Uk put it, habitually sanitize the barbarity meted out in the name of multiple wars on terror, unlike most of their brethren in the Western world.
Once again Israel embarked on more unnecessary acts of terrorism under the guise of politically motivated war. Israel is committing war crimes in retaliation of Hamas — a corrupt Palestinian Sunni paramilitary organization and political party — launching a series of rocket attacks into Israel, killing one Israeli. Hamas rockets are not nearly as effective as the ones supplied to Israel by the U.S. There are reports that blame Israel for breaking the previous ceasefire with Hamas on November 4, 2008 by destroying the ‘ticking tunnel.’ Israel fired missiles that were aimed at closing down a tunnel operation they believed Hamas was building in order to kidnap Israeli soldiers. Hamas allegedly launched their attack in retaliation of Israeli allegedly breaking the ceasefire. Retaliation between Hamas and Israel never ends.
Retaliation by Israel may or may not be justified, but the slaughter that has resulted since the Hamas rocket attack is inhumane, immoral and violates International law. Israel is now and has been committing numerous war crimes with British and American backing and blessings.