Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Illegal actions of Israel ignored by America and UN

ISRAELI bombs rain down on Gaza again, to date killing more than 100 people, wounding more than 700, making many homeless and traumatising a trapped population living under an illegal land, sea and air siege.

Gaza's hospitals are struggling to cope; according to Medical Aid for Palestine, the list of zero stock medicines is now 139 items. In the West Bank, 936 Palestinians have been arrested since mid-June and at least nine have been killed.

Yet the media presents the Israeli narrative of its actions being "retaliation", simply ignoring that Israel is the occupier, the aggressor, has an army, an air force, a navy and the support of the US and the EU.

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the International Court of Justice ruling Israel's wall, snaking far beyond the Green Line into Palestinian land, is illegal, yet there has been no sanction for this or any other of its breaches of international law.

ZOE LAWLOR

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