What is still amazing me is that no one seems to be aware that the 2014 Gaza War had a political run-up that have led to … let me say … the preface of the war: protests in the West Bank over an issue and the missing of three settlers as result of that issue. That issue is this: In 2012, the US managed to revive peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The talks took more than a year to reach an agreement that included the release of Palestinian prisoners of war* in four batches. *) The Israelis are still in a never lifted stage of war since 1967, and are therefore obliged to apply themselves to the International Humanitarian Law. Three batches of POW’s were released in 2013. The fourth would be in April 2014. It didn’t happen as Netanyahu all of a sudden choose to decide not to release the fourth and last batch. Why? Well, not because of conditions that weren’t in the agreement. I personally believe it has to do with this macabre and complete un-Western issue: they collect dead bodies of Palestinians they have killed, put the bodies in unmarked graves, to stockpile for bargain. When, in May 2014 the Palestinians still didn’t see prisoners coming out from prisons inside Israeli territory, which is a war violation, a massive protest in the West Bank broke out. It is this fact that clearly shows Netanyahu have jeopardized the peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians
But, there was something, I couldn’t find out, that have led to the missing of three settlers who later were found dead. Whatever it is, it should be considered as …. let me say, having let the unknown to happen but by Netanyahu. However, Netanyahu was already accusing Hamas for the missing of the three settlers while not having carried out any investigation. And, when he in June 2014 became informed that the settlers were found dead, Netanyahu said “Hamas must pay”.
Now, the cover of the Israeli report bluntly reads “Israel didn’t want war, and the disaster it averted”. Let me remind the authors of that report that in 2012, Netanyahu said to CNN “Hamas must be destroyed”. That is already expressing the desire of using a destruction method, which actually war is. Then the second part of the title that complete lie: Israeli helicopters dropped leaflets over Central Gaza that reads the people should leave the area. Hours later, Israeli self propelled guns at the border opened fire forcing to people to flee north to Gaza City that was already under heavy bombardment. The Israelis were creating a disaster. And, if you read that report, you only read about issues over and against Hamas while these issues have nothing to do with how the war really began. All compiled references in that report deflects the reader from the real cause. Netanyahu’s jeopardizing of the peace talks is the roots of the 2014 Gaza War, not rockets that were fired from Gaza in response to the a so-called operation that had all the hallmarks of that what the Nazis did in my country: razzia.!
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