As Israel violates the conditions of the current cease-fire, and Palestine adheres to its part of the bargain, Prime Murder Benjamin Netanyahu continues to proclaim that he will not negotiate with Palestine due to that government’s recent unification. The Palestinian Authority and Hamas, after several years of operating independently, have settled their major differences. Israel will not negotiate, it says, because Hamas’ charter calls for the destruction of Israel. The irony of this is perhaps lost on members of the corrupt U.S. governance body, generally known as Congress, the president and the judiciary.
Hamas, with no army, navy or air force, can call for the end of the world if it wants to; it is in no position, as it cobbles together ineffective rockets from the few items Israel allows to be imported to the Gaza Strip, or the fewer that can be smuggled in, to cause anything more than minor inconvenience to Israel, a fact that was proven during Israel’s recent bombardment of the Gaza Strip. Israel, on the other hand, which claims it wants a two-state solution, has worked for generations toward the gradual annihilation of Palestine.
Israel was only established by theft, with United Nations complicity, of 55% of Palestinian land and the violent displacement of at least 750,000 Palestinians. With ever-increasing settlement activity, condemned as illegal by the United Nations and even by Israel’s favorite, unlimited checkbook, the United States, Palestinian land in the West Bank has shrunken to a fraction of what it was prior to the 1967 war.
In the Gaza Strip, blockaded by land, sea and air by Israel, the ‘security’ border is ever growing in size, squeezing the nearly 2,000,000 Palestinians who live there into a 223 square mile area. This is a population density of nearly 10,000 people per square mile. Compare this to New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the U.S., where there are 1,200 people per square mile.