Earlier today, the Israeli military announced a four-hour “humanitarian lull” in the Gaza Strip, giving civilians in the strip a chance to go out and try to find food at the marketplaces, or so they thought.
Instead, Israel let hundreds of civilians pour into the Shejaiya marketplace and then attacked it long before the truce expired, killing at least 17 civilians and wounding 160 others.
It was one of several Israeli attacks reported during the four-hour “lull,” almost entirely focusing on civilian targets, and by all accounts so far killing exclusively civilians.
Displaced civilians were already reeling after Israel attacked a UN-run hospital packed full of civilians overnight, killing at least 19 other civilians there. The Israeli government has yet to respond to the marketplace attack, but continues to talk up escalation of the war.
9 thoughts on “Israel Pounds Crowded Gaza Marketplace, Kills 17”
That sort of mass murder requires some outside power take military action against Israel. The US would do it if anyone else pulled this, but now who is there?
Anybody else doing something like that would be called terrorists.
Israel has no right to exist.
The self-declared but putative Leader of the Free World has abdicated it's responsibilities and thrown in with the terrorists. As Mark indicates, if these actions had been done by anyone else, let's pick Russia just as an hypothetical, the US would have had bombers in the air and NATO troops massing for an interdiction mission last month.
I had hoped that blind allegiance to Israel by the USG would have had limits…but I guess not. Congress is even threatening the President over "supposedly" trying to broker a ceasefire.
What the hell has happened to my country?
One might think that the Russians would intervene militarily against the fascist Israeli killing machine, but Putin won't even help his fellow Russians in eastern Ukraine.
Not intervening because US neocons would "raise hell" and involve NATO in it…I'm pretty sure there is more than just moral support, just like 'west' (Washington and its puppets) has been sending/providing mercenaries and weapons there.
And Putin has his own 'AIPAC lobby' to deal with, I've read…
Where Israel is "at" at this moment in time could be best explained or understood through terms and concepts developed by psychoanalysis. The so-called two-state solution, the framework for negotiation since 1993, is no longer viable, and full realization of that has really been felt only this year. Now Israel is stuck with the Palestinians, when they rather wanted them to just disappear. The insane wanton destruction in Gaza is an expression of rage and frustration that the Palestinians are still there, and that the future of Israel requires relinquishing the concept of a Jewish-only state. The current apartheid structure will be strongly, ultimately decisively, challenged by the international BDS movement, which will grow in strength after the current hostilities as many many persons in the world react with horror and disgust at what is happening in Gaza.
BDS seems like it could affect you when you are not on US Welfare. I'm wondering if they are hoping to pull some kind of rabbit out of the hat – like some deal for a pipeline. We have to look up ahead a few months or years and see why they are risking BDS which they so richly deserve. They surely know people are annoyed with them all over the world.
If the UN and the EU have one ounce of credibility, they would indict Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes. This would NEVER be tolerated if for example Israel was Serbia. Heck look what they did to Gaddafi. NATO should now impose a no-fly zone over Gaza.
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