Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a direct link between the devastating attacks in Brussels and Palestinian terrorism.
It is to be noted that the terrorist group that calls itself Islamic State claimed responsibility for the tragic incidents that shook up Brussels.
“I already said many times that terrorism is caused not by occupation and despair, but by hope — the hope of the Islamic State terrorists to establish an Islamic caliphate in all of Europe [and] the hope of Palestinian terrorists that they will succeed in establishing a Palestinian state in the entire territory of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said.
Apparently the Israeli PM has no qualms about making irresponsible statements.
Not long ago, he likened the Palestinians to Nazis. In his opinion, it was a Palestinian, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, who gave Hitler the idea of annihilating European Jews during World War II.
Israel totally outranks and overwhelms not only the entire country of Palestine but even Hamas — a group fighting against Israel and the group that should be considered the enemy instead of the people of Palestine.
Even Hamas, despite all its aggression, does not have the might to match Israel. They use largely homemade rockets and bombs. It is widely known that over 2,000 of their Qassam rockets launched caused two civilian casualties on the Israeli side.
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In comparison, Israel has one of the world’s most formidable and sophisticated militaries with state-of-the-art equipment.
James E. Jennings, president of Conscience International and executive director of U.S. Academics for Peace, puts this imbalance in perspective: “Unless you have been on the street facing Israeli troops in Gaza, or sleeping on the floor under an Israeli aerial assault, as I have several times while delivering aid in 1989, 2000, and 2009, it’s impossible to imagine the total disproportion of power in this conflict.
“I saw boys who were merely running away shot in the back by Israeli soldiers with Uzi [submachine guns] and arrayed in body armor, and in 2009 and 2012 at Rafah witnessed Israel’s technological superiority in coordinating sophisticated computers, drones, and F-15s with devastating effect,” he said.
Under the circumstances, comments like these seem ridiculously unbelievable from a grown man like Netanyahu, let alone a man ruling an entire nation.
But such is Benjamin Netanyahu’s paranoia.
"At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all," goes one of his famous quotes. "I'll be told, 'this is what you want, to protect the villa?' The answer is yes. Will we surround all of the state of Israel with fences and barriers? The answer is yes. In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves against the wild beasts."
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