…by Jonas E. Alexis
Israel’s National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz has recently told the European Union where to go whenever they criticize Israel for literally killing Palestinian protesters: to hell. Take it from the horse’s mouth: “The European Union can go to a thousand hells.”
One of the individuals whose leg was broken by the Israeli police was Jafar Farah, director of the NGO Mossawa, the Advocacy Centre for Arab Citizens in Israel.
But let’s turn the table around here. Can you imagine any leader of the entire Western world saying this to Israeli officials? What would happen to that leader? Wouldn’t the Zionist regime and the Neocon machine ask for his head on a silver platter?
Moreover, the fact that the Zionist regime hasn’t published Steinitz’s statement tells us something about who controls the media after all. Let us keep in mind that Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy towards the Palestinians hasn’t changed much over the years. As Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has meticulously put it, it is ethnic cleansing. In fact, Israeli officials encourage the IDF to take Palestinians down immediately and without hesitation.
Any Israeli officer should be able to “shoot to kill” the Palestinian “without thinking twice…no attacker male or female should make it out of any attack alive.” The evidence doesn’t matter at all. The IDF and the police themselves are the evidence. Whatever they say is final. All they have to do to defend their case is just say that the Palestinians were about to do something bad or that they were just violent. Not even peaceful protesters will do. Sari Bashi, Israel advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, declared that this clearly violates international law.
The question is simply this: Has the Israeli regime gunned down Palestinians in the past based on this ridiculous policy? The answer is yes. This should not be a surprise at all. We know for a fact that Israeli politician and Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked has unequivocally and ontologically declared in the past that the Palestinians are Israel’s enemies.
“Who is the enemy?,” she asked. “The Palestinian people. Why? Ask them, they started…” Shaked’s political ideology with respect to the Palestinians is worth quoting in full:
“The Palestinian people has declared war on us, and we must respond with war. Not an operation, not a slow-moving one, not low-intensity, not controlled escalation, no destruction of terror infrastructure, no targeted killings. Enough with the oblique references. This is a war. Words have meanings. This is a war.
“It is not a war against terror, and not a war against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority. These too are forms of avoiding reality. This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people. Why? Ask them, they started…
“Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. Actors in the war are those who incite in mosques, who write the murderous curricula for schools, who give shelter, who provide vehicles, and all those who honor and give them their moral support.
“They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.”
And if you think this is far-fetched, perhaps we need to bring in Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, who said unequivocally:
“Any trial based on the assumption that Jews and goyim are equal is a total travesty of justice.”
The million-dollar question is this: Was Shaked ever challenged by the Zionist Mafia and Neocon puppets for saying disgusting things about the Palestinians? Did any US politician reprimand her for her essentially diabolical plan?
Of course not. They are actually the Deep State, and they make their money and plundering and pillaging. As Jim W. Dean has recently reported: “US war and trade policies are hurting everybody but the Deep State crowd.” Dean rightly put it:
“The US State Department issued it horrendous report on Iran, blaming it on having the economic boot on its own people, when virtually all of that hardship was caused by US sanctions by people here who don’t give a hoot about the Iranian people.
“The creeps even threw out the 25% unemployment figure. So let’s take a quick look at the EU southern countries, how they are doing in the free world, and just looking at the youth unemployment, a key indicator.
“In Greece it is 45%, Spain 35%, Ukraine 23% (an EU candidate), France 21%, Portugal 21%, Slovakia 18.4%. Mind you they have not been hit with the Trump sanctions yet.”
-  Yossi Lempkowicz, “Israeli minister says EU ‘can go to a thousand hells’ after body criticizes Israel,” Jewish News Syndicate, May 27, 2018.
-  Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford: One World, 2006); The Forgotten Palestinians (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).
-  “‘Israeli shoot-to-kill policy belongs to western movie laws’ – HRW official to RT,” Russia Today, January 4, 2017.
-  Harriet Agerholm, “Israeli officials back shoot-to-kill policy of Palestinian suspects, says Human Rights Watch,” Independent, January 3, 2017.
-  For scholarly studies on this, see Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom (Oakland: University of California Press, 2018).
-  Ishaan Tharoor, “Israel’s new justice minister considers all Palestinians to be ‘the enemy,’” Washington Post, May 7, 2015.
-  Quoted in Alan Cowell, “An Israeli Mayor Is Under Scrutiny,” NY Times, June 6, 1989.