Gaza Update: 13 killed and 120 injured in 90 raids on Gaza
The Supreme Committee for Ambulance and Emergency Services have confirmed that the Israeli Occupation Forces have launched more that 90 raids on the citizens of the Gaza Strip since yesterday afternoon.
Commission spokesperson Adham Abu Salmiya said in a press statement to the Government Media Office a short while ago that the number of air strikes has climbed to 90, the number of dead has reached 13, and more than 120 have been injured.
Adham Abu Salmiya said that among the martyrs are two children, a pregnant woman and an old man. 20 women and 20 childlren have been injured, including a young girl who had to have her hand amputated.
Meanwhile, the US State Department, in stark contradiction of the facts, released a Press Statement in which it claimed “There is no justification for the violence that Hamas and other terrorist organizations are employing against the people of Israel.”
International Law is quite clear on this point – Palestinians have the right to resist Israeli occupation, and that all the means of this resistance – political as well as military – are valid. Further, as Hans Lebrecht has written more than once, at the Nuremberg Tribunal it was unequivocally set down that resistance fighters in occupied territories acting in accordance with international law are NOT deemed to be terrorists.
Israel broke the truce, extra-judicially assassinated a resistance leader, and has targeted, killed and injured scores of Palestinian civilians. These are CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
Israel is the aggressor in this military offensive, and Palestinians have as much a right to security and self-defence as does Israel.
Obama would do better to concern himself with the numerous breaches of international law committed by Israel, and the endless refusals of the Israeli rogue state to abide by United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
He would do better to open his other eye, and insist on Israel’s observance of international law.
Then, and only then, might he not only deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he was erroneously awarded, but he might even contribute to a genuinely peaceful solution to the ongoing Israeli-instigated conflict in the Middle East.