by Julie Webb-Pullman
Source: Gaza SCOOP
Israel’s chickens are coming home to roost, along with those of the UN and the international community. How can anyone be surprised?
You cannot subject a people to 50 years of illegal occupation and expect no response. To illegal demolition of their houses, arbitrary detention, torture and inhumane prison conditions and expect no response. You cannot subject a people to ongoing theft of their land for the construction of illegal settlements, to living behind an illegal apartheid wall and expect no response. You cannot subject a people to an illegal siege and expect no response.
The international community has sat on its hands while the Israeli rogue state rode roughshod over the few rights left to Palestinians, with total impunity.
The UN has not enforced international law even ONCE in response to at least 80 breaches of UN Security Council Resolutions. The US has vetoed many more.
Endless negotiations with dishonest brokers have yielded less than nothing for Palestinians – less land, less water, less natural resources, less houses, less jobs, less opportunities, less travel. It is nothing less than scandalous that this has all taken place under the watch of the Useless Nations. (more…)
Israeli F-16s are carrying out a series of air-raids in Gaza City. Residents report huge explosions, one near the seaport that caused the ground to roll.
Residential areas are also under attack. Raed Qaddura, father of a newborn baby, reported that all his dishes and glasses were broken in the first strikes, and another strike was happening as we spoke.
It appears that the main targets are training fields of the Al Qassam brigades.
Updates to follow.
UPDATE: 5 injuries have now been reported, four children and one woman
Israeli navy is also firing on Palestinian fishing boats at sea