Israel’s hit-and-run war crimes

April 13, 2008

The Zionist regime’s army started a new round of assaults against the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing and wounding several Palestinians, while the international community, and most conspicuously Arab leaders, remained silent.

The occupiers of the Palestinian territories savagely attacked the Gaza strip after a five-day war games exercise but immediately pulled back afterwards.
Since the Israeli army did not gain sufficient preparedness through the war games, Zionist officials are trying to compensate by implementing a strategy of quick attack and withdrawal.
The Gaza Strip poses less of a security threat than other regions close to Israel, such as Lebanon and Syria, and thus it is viewed as the best place for the army to test its capabilities.
Continuous attacks on the Gaza Strip exacerbate the dispute among Palestinians over whether to call a truce with the Zionist regime, which is favorable for Israel.
Since the extraordinary Palestinian attack on the Nahal Oz crossing in the northeastern Gaza Strip, Israeli army commanders have felt the pressure of public opinion.
In the operation, members of various Palestinian movements broke the siege of Gaza, entered the occupied region of Nahal Oz, and killed two Israelis.
In response, the Zionist army has decided to massacre Palestinian civilians in order to regain public approval and eliminate the pressure caused by their military blunder.
The Zionist regime is also trying to discourage Gaza Strip residents about the future to turn them against the Islamic resistance movement Hamas.
The Israeli army is aware that occupying the region or staying in the Gaza Strip for a long time would be a security nightmare, thus, in order to avoid casualties from rockets launched by the Palestinian resistance forces or martyrdom-seeking operations, they withdrew from the Gaza Strip after the assault.
In the Israeli army commanders’ viewpoint, this tactic puts pressure on the resistance movement and also prevents instigation of a protracted war with Hamas. In order to avoid such a war, Israel agreed to withdraw from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 after 38 years of occupation.
Zionist officials are preparing to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine, or, as they put it, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Israel. Some world leaders, like U.S. President George W. Bush and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, plan to attend the event, so they are trying to prevent actions which would influence world public opinion.
However, it seems that Tel Aviv is uncertain about how it should respond to the Palestinian resistance.
On the one hand, the Zionist regime wants to keep the atmosphere calm for the celebration so that it can invite its special guests, but on the other hand it is under public pressure over its inability to keep the Palestinian forces in check.
The confusion has increased in recent years as Israel was forced to pull out from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and did not accomplish its goal in the 2006 Lebanon war.
Yet, the portentous silence of Arab leaders in the face of Israel’s continuous attacks on the Palestinians has only encouraged the Zionists to commit more war crimes.
Most Arab leaders have refrained from condemning the Zionist regime’s crimes out of fear that such action would harm their relations with the United States, and they are well aware that Washington wants them to have close ties with Israel