Saturday, 17 November 2012

Finkelstein: Israel-Gaza Conflict Designed to Crush Palestinian Development + Excellent Assessment

The Israeli military is converging on Gaza, as it continues to pummel the Palestinians from air, sea and land. The Operation, dubbed "Pillars of Defence" - is on the verge of turning into a new invasion, as Tel Aviv says it's prepared to go all the way - under the pretext of self-defence. 3 Israelis and at least 15 Palestinians - including children and a pregnant woman - have already been killed. Political scientist, activist and author Norman Finkelstein doubts that the current crisis in Gaza will further escalate.

This is a MUST SEE.

Finkelstein provides an excellent chronology of events leading to the conflict that paint Israel as the leading antagonist. More importantly he reveals that the Palestinians had been working well with their regional neighbours on the diplomatic front. The latest bombardment of Gaza, and the assassination of their leaders, may be designed to keep the people of Gaza under the thumb of their oppressors. Check out the above analysis - it's a great deal better than the corporate news accounts of the conflict.

Related Info:

Hamas Chief Held Peace Deal Draft as IDF Strike Smashed his Car - Reports

An Israeli peace activist says the Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari, assassinated at the start of Israel's offensive, was murdered amid talks on a long-term truce with Israel. For details, RT talks to peace activist Gershon Baskin.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 17th, 2012.]

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