Monday, September 28, 2015

Daily Israeli Violence

Daily Israeli Violence

by Stephen Lendman

It never ends. Israel is more a warrior state than legitimate one - at war with its Arab population, ruthlessly persecuting occupied Palestinians, besieging 1.8 million Gazans, suffocating them, attacking its neighbors preemptively, inventing pretexts to justify aggression.

Half a dozen or more previous times it launched aggressive air strikes on Syrian targets, complicit with Obama’s war, again overnight Sunday - on the phony pretext of an errant rocket allegedly landing in Israel harming no one, likely either fired by US-supported takfiri terrorists or an invented IDF reason to strike at least three Syrian military targets on its side of occupied Golan.

It came a day after France launched airstrikes on Syrian infrastructure (not ISIS as it falsely claimed), joining Obama’s imperial war along with Britain, Canada and Australia.

Press TV said Syrian forces “seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from foreign-backed” takfiri terrorists. 

Netanyahu’s regime treats its wounded fighters in bordering field hospitals. Ahead of his Monday UN General Assembly address, Putin slammed Washington’s policy of arming and training terrorists fighting Assad. 

He deserves international support in his battle to eliminate these elements, Putin stressed. Russia will continue providing Syria with weapons, training and humanitarian aid, fulfilling its contractual obligations.

Putin urges diplomatic conflict resolution - along with world leaders uniting to defeat ISIS and other takfiri terrorists. Washington and Israel want endless war. Both nations partner in each other’s high crimes.

Israel’s war on Al-Aqsa continues. On Monday, its heavily armed security forces again stormed the compound, attacking Palestinian worshipers violently.

Maan News reported rubber-coated steel bullets fired indiscriminately, able to cause serious injuries. Snipers were deployed on the southern mosque’s rooftop.

“Israeli forces in riot gear” took over the main courtyards. Peaceful worshipers were forcibly removed. “(H)ammer drills and oxy fuel welding (and cutting) tools…removed several (Al Aqsa) windows.”

Zionist zealots with enormous influence want a new Jewish Temple replacing Al-Aqsa - a prescription for all-out holy war. The Temple Mount & Land of Israel Faithful Movement is an extremist, Arab-hating group - committed to “(l)iberating the Temple Mount from Arab (Islamic) occupation.”

“The Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque were placed on this Jewish or biblical holy site as a specific sign of Islamic conquest and domination.” 

“The Temple Mount can never be consecrated to the Name of G‑d without removing these pagan shrines. It has been suggested that they be removed, transferred to, and rebuilt at Mecca.”

Former deputy Knesset speaker Moshe Feiglin earlier said “I’m not asking for equality at the Temple Mount. There is no equality. It’s ours and ours alone.” Likeminded extremist Israeli lunatics share this view - including senior officials in Netanyahu’s ruling coalition and previous ones.

In May 2014, hardline MK Miri Regev introduced legislation permitting Jews to pray inside the compound - what’s been strictly forbidden for half a century, what Palestinians won’t tolerate, nor perhaps the entire Muslim world.

Israel generously funds organizations dedicated to replacing Al Aqsa with a new Jewish Temple. Netanyahu claiming no intention to change status quo arrangements likely conceals his real objective.

Temple Mount movement extremists are now mainstream, supported by numerous rabbis, encouraging what demands denunciation.

Israel violates Palestinian religious rights throughout the Occupied Territories, denying them access to East Jerusalem holy sites, waging war on Al-Aqsa with perhaps another major one on Gaza in mind.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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