What Israel Has Done Since “Ceasefire” with Gaza

The following is by Omar Robert Hamilton, from the London Review of Books:

On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has done the following:

1. Annexed another 1500 acres of West Bank land
2. Seized $56 million of PA tax revenue
3. Not lifted the illegal blockade (as required by the ceasefire)
4. Broken the ceasefire by firing at fishermen on four separate occasions
5. Detained six fishermen
6. Killed a 22-year-old, Issa al Qatari, a week before his wedding
7. Killed 16-year-old Mohammed Sinokrot with a rubber bullet to the head
8. Tortured a prisoner to the point of hospitalisation
9. Refused 13 members of the European Parliament entry into Gaza
10. Detained at least 127 people across the West Bank, including a seven-year-old boy in Hebron and two children, aged seven and eight, taken from the courtyard of their house in Silwad – and tear-gassed their mother
11. Continued to hold 33 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council in prison
12. Continued to hold 500 prisoners in administrative detention without charge or trial
13. Destroyed Bedouin homes in Khan al Ahmar, near Jerusalem, leaving 14 people homeless, and unveiled a plan to forcibly move thousands of Bedouin away from Jerusalem into two purpose-built townships

14. Destroyed a dairy factory in Hebron whose profits supported an orphanage
15. Destroyed a family home in Silwan, making five children homeless
16. Destroyed a house in Jerusalem where aid supplies en route to Gaza were being stored
17. Destroyed a well near Hebron
18. Set fire to an olive grove near Hebron
19. Raided a health centre and a nursery school in Nablus, causing extensive damage
20. Destroyed a swathe of farmland in Rafah by driving tanks over it
21. Ordered the dismantling of a small monument in Jerusalem to Mohamed Abu Khdeir, murdered in July by an Israeli lynch mob
22. Continued building a vast tunnel network under Jerusalem
23. Stormed the al Aqsa mosque compound with a group of far right settlers
24. Assisted hundreds of settlers in storming Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus
25. Prevented students from entering al Quds University, firing stun grenades and rubber bullets at those who tried to go in
26. Earned unknown millions on reconstruction materials for Gaza, where 100,000 people need their destroyed homes rebuilt. The total bill is estimated at $7.8 billion

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  • Carl_Herman

    Thank you, Robert. Yup, that’s how those psychopathic War Criminals roll until enough of us demand their arrests for their obvious War Crimes.

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    • Robert Barsocchini

      Well said.

    • MCB


      George Carlin misanthropic pragmatism Carl. 🙂

      • Robert Barsocchini

        Love George.

    • Tara Connor

      Dream on.

    • Abe Bird

      Did you check his allegations? Half of them are false or half lies and
      the other half are full lies

      Let’s take one example – the 33 arrested MPs. They are Hamas members,
      which mean direct enemies that Israel was fighting against in Gaza. They were
      involved in promoting a new intifada which was due to burst these days, while
      attacking also PA targets. Their arrests prevented a new bloody war in the
      streets of Ramallah and Jerusalem. By the way, PA sources were also reporting to
      Israel about the gathering of Hamas terrorists and politicians (which whom also
      have duties in Hamas itself) knowing that only Israel can save them from their
      Hamas brothers. If a decent reported put all information available to reader it’s
      good journalism, but here both, al-Maan and the above writer hided some
      information that would have pictures more accurate and reliable picture of
      reality. The average reader should ask himself: why the writer prevented to
      bring all relevant facts?

  • ICFubar

    These Nazis or their progeny will one day reap what they have sown. How can the average Israeli citizen if he is an honest man be apart of this nation of killers and thieves?

    • Greg

      Same as US citizens do.

      • MCB

        I don’t do those things Greg, so please don’t paint me with a broad brush or lump me in with what our government does. I don’t even believe in the death penalty, nor do I believe In abortion unless it’s rape, incest or jeopardizes the mother’s life. I abhor violence and destruction of humanity unless it’s in true self defense.

        • Tara Connor

          If you abhor violence that much, you should join the angels in Heaven.Human beings are instinctively violent and war-loving, and none of them will change.You’re living on the wrong planet.

          • MCB

            Congratulations Tara Connor! You have won the unofficial non sequitur award of the day! Maybe you can go 2 for 2 tomorrow yet with another extraneous comment. And you’re very welcome for me having served 8 years in The Air Force Tara because if it weren’t for our military backing up Israel, your country would be history in < 5 years. Have a good evening Tara. 🙂


    • Tara Connor

      The average Israeli citizen needs his country to defend his very existance. If Israel did not act just like the Arabs behave, they’d be dead.It’s like living in New York City; if you are not tough enough, you’re going to get flattened.

      • ICFubar

        The average Israeli needs his country to commit genocide to defend their existence! How very nice, especially when translated to a world view…yours?

  • Michael Bailey

    Thank you for further exposure of these War Criminals…

  • MCB

    Humans are inherently tribal and drawn to conflict over cultural, geographic and resource differences. The $20 million question is do we move forward to live in relative peace and harmony? It’s a very complex question and there are no easy answers as everyone is raised in different cultures with different biases and expectations.


  • Tara Connor

    I support Israel in everything they have to do. If you lived there,with no other place to go,while all the Arabs in the middle east tried to destroy you, you’d do the same thing.You don’t get that Hamas and the Arab states are doing ANYTHING TO DESTROY ISRAEL. There are no scruples or honor or honesty among the Arabs.I got plenty of info first hand.The Arabic code of honor is,anything goes to get what you want,and no matter who stands in your way,you destroy them.Mohammad attempted to give the corrupt Arabic nations some laws to reform them; it mostly did not work.


  • Rehmat

    The Zionist regime is doing what it has done during the previous ceasefires and the so-called “peace accords” – that’s grab more Palestinian land and demonize Palestinians and the rest of the Muslim world.

    The veteran British war reporter and author Alan Hart wrote in 2012 that “Israel is not interested to live in peace with its neighbor. Israeli leaders by their policies are preparing groundwork for another Holocaust.”