How the Scourge of Israeli Apartheid Ruthlessness Operates
by Stephen Lendman
State terror is longstanding Israeli policy against Palestinians for being Arabs, not Jews, and anyone challenging the scourge of Israeli apartheid ruthlessness.
Hegemon USA is the world's leading practitioner of state terror by far.
Yet pound for pound, Israel owns the dubious distinction, a nation hostile to peace, equity and justice in pursuit of its land-grabbing aims for exclusive Jewish development.
Its latest state terror against long-suffering Gazans under blockade murdered 47 Palestinians (the updated toll), including 16 children — injuring over 300 others, many seriously, and destroying or badly damaging around 1,500 dwellings, leaving their residents homeless and destitute.
On Sunday a few hours before ceasefire ended IDF terror-bombing of Gazan residential areas, 8 Palestinian children were killed in two attacks moments apart.
Three children aged 9 - 13 and their father, Yasser Nabahin, were killed at home in the al-Bureij refugee camp.
Five others aged-4 -17 in the same family were killed by Lapid regime state terror.
On August 2, Israel preempted things by illegally arresting senior Islamic Jihad political figure, Bassam al-Saadi.
Th group didn't respond until IDF terror-bombing killed senior IJ commander, Taysis al-Jabari last Friday.
In self-defense as permitted by the UN Charter and other international law, IJ justifiably responded with rocket fire.
Like always when Israeli state terror raises its ugly head, its latest actions were premeditated without just cause.
No Palestinian attack(s) occurred before what happened last Friday through Sunday.
And when Israeli aggression occurs, Palestinian civilian men, women, children, infants, the elderly and infirm suffer most.
The scourge of Zionist state terror has gone since the run-up to and after the Jewish state was created in May 1948.
Israel has carte blanche impunity to operate extrajudicially because of full US/Western support.
Instead of denouncing Israeli cold-blooded murder and mass-destruction in response to its latest aggression, the fake Biden recited the following pre-scripted lines, saying:
"My support for Israel's security (sic) is longstanding and unwavering — including its right to defend itself against attacks (sic)."
"Over these recent days, Israel defended its people from indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (sic), and (hegemon USA) is proud of support for" how the scourge of Israeli apartheid operates.
Likely next UK PM, Truss, a pure evil figure, said much the same thing in support of Israeli state terror.
The decadent, depraved West is united in support of Zionist ruthlessness.
Most other nations are largely silent. Exceptions prove the rule.
Analyst David Hearst cut to the heart of reality, saying the following:
"There can be no clearer demonstration of the hollowness of western values than in their persistent, cynical and criminally responsible failure to bring Israel to book for its actions."
Countless examples define Israeli contempt for the rule of law.
Despite 18 years spent by the Al-Homs family, seeking long denied justice for the murder of their daughter by IDF forces in 2004 during the years-long Second Intifada, Israeli Supremes dismissed the case in support of Jewish state terror.
Eyewitness testimonies of Israeli cold-blooded murder weren't good enough.
En route to school on October 5, 2004, 13-year-old Eman al-Homs was preemptively shot by Israeli soldiers despite posing no threat.
On the ground after being shot, an IDF officer fired multiple more rounds into her body, 23 in total, according to a doctor's report.
In response to contempt for justice by Israel's Supreme Count, Eman's father, Sameer, said the following:
"For 18 years, waited for justice for our child, killed in the worst conditions one can imagine, and we got nothing from the Israeli courts."
"But my daughter's killer was rewarded and offered compensation."
"This system only protects killers."
Separately on August 10, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights said the following:
A day earlier, "Israeli Occupation Forces (preemptively without justification) killed a Palestinian child and seriously wounded 7 other Palestinians, including 3 children, during clashes between Palestinian civilians and the IOF stationed at a military checkpoint at the entrance to Al-Shuhada street in Hebron, southern West Bank."
These type incidents happen with disturbing regularity because Israeli regimes initiate them, then falsely blame Palestinians for their own crimes.
Along with illegally blockading Gaza to suffocate and immiserate its people, the West Bank and Occupied East Jerusalem are dotted with over 600 military checkpoints.
They separate and fragment Palestinian communities from each other — a divide and conquer strategy, along with enforcing ruthlessness on their people by denying them free movement and virtually all other fundamental rights.
No place else worldwide is like Occupied Palestine.
The worst of tyrannical ruthlessness terrorizes millions of long-suffering Palestinians.
Murder, torture, false arrests and virtually all other forms of abuse occur daily throughout the Occupied Territories.
Yet victims are criminalized and their tormentors absolved for the highest of high crimes.
Legitimate resistance against tyrannical brutality is called terrorism, state-sponsored Israeli mass murder and other crimes against humanity considered self-defense.
Notably since the infamous 1917 Balfour Declaration, Palestinians have endured the worst of oppression, exploitation, and other forms of Zionist ruthlessness.
Yet despite generations of injustice, Palestinians remain steadfast in pursuit of the right to live free on their own land in their own country.
During the height of MLK's 1960s civil rights activism, he said the following:
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it."
"He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people."
Edmund Burke explained the same thing his way, saying:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and women) to do nothing."
And Gandhi famously said:
"First they ignore you."
"Then they laugh at you."
"Then they fight you."
"Then you win."
Historic Palestine's liberating struggle persists to end what B'Tselem called "(a) regime of (barbarously enforced) Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea."
That's what the scourge of apartheid ruthlessness is all about.