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Israel's war without end

Israel's war without end
Press Release: 5 June 2017 | Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand
www.palestine.org.nz
On 5 June 1967, Israel launched its Six-Day War for territorial expansion and population-control in what was left of Palestine following the Nakba and the Zionist State's unilateral 'declaration of independence'.
The world has been led to believe that Israel launched the Six-Day War because its very existence was threatened – but that is not supported by the facts. In 1982, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin admitted in a speech to the National Defence College that Israel’s war on Egypt in 1956 had been a matter of choice. He said: “In June 1967 we again had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches do not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack . . . We did not do this for lack of an alternative. We could have gone on waiting. We could have sent the army home.”
Israel’s first prime minister David Ben-Gurion put it this way: “No Zionist can forgo the smallest portion of the Land Of Israel.” In a written letter he made it absolutely clear that, for Zionists, “A Jewish state must be established immediately, even if it is only in part of the country. The rest will follow in the course of time.”
Israel's 1967 determination was irreversible territorial gains and no Palestinian state. The result has been 50 years of belligerent military Occupation.
Fifty years on – a wounded child left to die: Jenin – 1 June 2017. Israeli checkpoint troops, in south Ya'bad, shot and critically wounded a 15-year-old girl, Nouf Iqab Abd el-Jabbar Enfeat. The child died of her wounds later in hospital. Video shows Nouf Iqab Abd el-Jabbar Enfeat, still alive, lying on the ground, while Israeli soldiers stand around making no effort to cover, care for, or comfort her. Defence for Children International- Palestine (DCIP), a human rights group, says it has opened an investigation into her case. At least nine Palestinian children, including Nour, have been killed by Israeli forces or settlers so far this year.

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