Tuesday 21 November 2017

Sanctions needed to stop Israel's slaughter of the innocents

A Palestinian child wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya (AP)
A Palestinian child wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya (AP)

THE latest onslaught by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) on Gaza, a stretch of land the size of Co Dublin with a population of 1.7 million, is the third time since 2009 that the IDF has invaded Gaza.

Israel's latest assault on Gaza has so far led to over 700 civilians being killed, including over 200 children, while less than 40 Israelis have been killed, the vast majority of whom were members of the IDF. This is akin to a person 'defending' their home against stones being thrown at it by burning down their neighbour's house and killing everyone in it. Also the IDF has attacked UN buildings, including schools, which have been used to house almost 150,000 Gazan refugees and have even killed UN employees.

Israel has continually ignored numerous UN resolutions condemning its treatment of the Palestinian people, especially Resolution 242, passed by the UN General Assembly, which calls upon Israel to withdraw its forces to its original 1967 borders, which would also bring to an end its illegal occupation of the West Bank.

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