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barely reach In the news on sleepy summer days in Europe and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. But this week’s Israeli attack on the refugee camp in Jenin, in the West Bank, is the worst in nearly 20 years. After the put-down of the second Palestinian Intifada (2000-2005), there were a number of major Israeli attacks on cities in the West Bank. So this must be the worst.
We write the worst Because it is the most comprehensive word. With drones and about 2,000 soldiers, the Israelis attacked on Monday night. 10 deaths were recorded on Tuesday afternoon in what the Israelis described as a purge to eliminate Palestinian terrorists who consider themselves liberation soldiers against the illegal Israeli occupation that has continued since 1967.
relatively low The death toll recorded so far is due to the ambulances not being fired and the general chaos in the war thrown into the refugee tenant, and perhaps also that the Israelis had good intelligence, and pursued more specifically their individual targets. A more illustrative figure of misery is that at least 3,000 of the 18,000 crammed into this slum of less than half a square kilometer are runaways. So more than 15 percent of the people here are running away from their refugee tenants.
The goal of the Israelis and the Jenin Brigades, stationed locally in the city and made up of fighters from several factions such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah. The Jenin Brigades are behind a number of terrorist attacks against Israel, and one event in particular is the starting point for the Israeli offensive now. Just over a week ago, Israeli soldiers clashed with the Jenin brigades, and were surprised by the extent of their weapons’ sophistication. Among other things, they destroyed Israeli tanks.
That was enough For Israel and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir of the far-right party, in perhaps the most right-wing government in Israel. Complete superiority in the ability to violence and killing is an Israeli hypothesis in the conflict with the Palestinians, especially during the era of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The two essentials The problem remains that this is a subversive prelude to any kind of dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians, who are fighting a legitimate battle for their liberation. Meanwhile, we declare that the vicious spiral of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues without good news in sight. While Europe and the Northern Hemisphere vacation, once again enough.
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