It must be election season in Israel as the nation is about to use their military on poor Palestinians.
Israel claims that Hamas, the Islamist terrorist organization that governs the Gaza Strip, was responsible for a rocket launched overnight that destroyed a private home in a farming community. What did, or did not happen, is not clear.
What is clear is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a forceful response, using his strident tone to show strength as he maneuvers for an election only two weeks away. He is even showing his ‘resolve’ by cutting short his US visit after meeting with Donald Trump. This morning I read in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, that the military alerted some reservists to prepare to be drafted in the event of a significant escalation. Mind you, that is the first time in years that the army has taken that move. Netanyahu must really be wary of the electors this cycle!
What many fear, of course, is the deranged military moves may indicate that the Israeli army is gearing up for a ground incursion into Gaza. The ones who will be most hurt are the poor and young Palestinians.
The polls in Israel show Netanyahu’s party trailing a new political alliance, the moderate Kahol Lavan (“Blue and White”) party, in part because Netanyahu is facing indictment on corruption charges. To secure a victory Netanyahu has proven he will go to any ends to win–even using the Golan Heights, captured from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War, as a tool. There is no way to support the reckless candidate while he shows such disregard for international norms that hold permanently acquiring territory through war is illegitimate, or using military might against poor populations which is reprehensible.
Just another black eye for Zionists.