Jeff. We must look at the root cause of the aggression, the ongoing occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been occupied since 1948, with the Israelis continuing to take more land, breaking international laws, denying the basic human rights for the oppressed Palestinian people, and have turned Gaza into a giant prison because of the blockades. The latest offensive on Gaza has nothing to do with self-defense, it has to do with slow genocide, and Netanyahu using his power to make sure that the Unity Government, just announced in May, will fail. In addition, two Palestinians teens were murdered by IDF soldiers in early May outside of Ramallah, then the three missing Israeli settlers (which still has not been proven to be the responsibility of Hamas, even the State Dept said that), then the collective punishment campaign which shut down entire cities in the West Bank, including Hebron, (where I just spent one month working and witnessed this) arrested over 800 Palestinians, killed 20 Palestinians in the West Bank, and now killed over 200 Palestinians in Gaza and injured almost 2000. Please tell me who is protecting themselves, tell me who the terrorists are? Hamas is not using civilians as human shields, just today we saw on the news, even CNN, Israel targeting four children playing soccer, last week we saw reports of eight Palestinians killed watching a soccer game, and just two days ago an entire housing complex wiped out eighteen members of one family. Were the kids on the beach playing soccer, hiding a "terrorist" under the sand? We must end the impunity of Israel, we must end the 8 million dollars of U.S. tax dollars everyday to help commit these crimes, and we must hold Israel accountable for their crimes against humanity.
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