Siege strangulation subjugation of Palestine.  Not apartheid but slow gradual systematic annihilation.

Scottish Emergency Demo

Could it be about Natural Resources

Brought to my attention by

Nafeez Ahmed

Nafeez Ahmed


bestselling author & international security analyst on climate change, peak oil, food scarcity, economic crisis, terror, intelligence, war & militarization

London ·

the central role of recent discoveries of substantial natural gas reserves in Gaza; and joint Anglo-American and Israeli attempts to monopolize the lucrative (and strategic) energy resources through a political process tied to a corrupt Palestinian Authority run by Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party.

Source: Is the Gaza Catastrophe Really About Natural Resources?

MOST MAINSTREAM accounts of the Palestinian Hamas organization present it as a bunch of rabid fanatics, bent on violence and motivated by an irrational hatred of Jews and the state of Israel.

This view is reflected both in the mainstream media and in many books published on the topic.

When we separate propaganda from reality, however, what we find is a group that has taken on the mantle of national resistance against Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands.

Hamas describes itself like this: “The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) is a Palestinian national liberation movement that struggles for the liberation of the Palestinian occupied territories and for the recognition of the legitimate rights of Palestinians.”

In its manifesto in the lead-up to the 2006 elections, it stated: “Our Palestinian people are still living through the phase of national liberation; they have the right to endeavor to regain their rights and end the occupation using all available means, including armed resistance.”

It is because of this commitment to the national liberation struggle–and the recognition among Palestinians that Hamas, whatever else it may stand for, refuses to concede on the question of resisting Israeli repression–that the organization has won wide support.

Hamas began to gain a hearing in the late 1980s, when the secular nationalist Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), dominated by the Fatah faction led by Yasser Arafat, gave up on the long-term goal of liberating all of historic Palestine–and followed a path of negotiations that resulted in the Oslo Accords of 1993.

The culmination of Hamas’ growing support was the January 2006 elections to the Palestine Legislative Assembly, in which Hamas won a majority.

Source: SWP. Author: Deepa Kumar [Please read the full article here]

Ron Ben-Yishai, a Ynet columnist with close ties to the “security” establishment wrote that the attack on al-Jabari and other anticipated attacks “was planned a long time ago, but it was postponed due to the election campaign.” Ben-Yishai did not specify whether he was referring to the US election that saw President Barack Obama re-elected on 6 November, or the Israeli election scheduled for January.


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