The Palestinian resistance displayed an extreme precision during the current war on Gaza. According to the Israeli official numbers, 63 of the 66 deaths of the Palestinian fire were militants (numbers correct as of August 1) – despite the lack of a sophisticated weaponry system on the Palestinian side. The Palestinian resistance acts as surgically as possible in a very difficult combat situation as most of the military targets are embedded in Urban areas in the cities of Jerusalem, Haifa, Asdod and other cities. Some of the infrastructure of the Zionist state and its military wing the “Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)” – Haganah in Hebrew – has been targeted by the Palestinian resistance without any civilian causalities. The enemy suffered huge economic losses. For example, the resistance rockets managed to shut down “Ben Gurion” airport, an airport that expanded on the ruins of ethnically-cleansed Palestinian villages Wilhilma, Abbasiyeh and Kofr Ana. The state’s profits from tourism is channelled into the budget of its military wing the IDF that regularly commits war crimes.
Three Dead Civilians
ِA Thai worker was among the three dead civilians. He was left without proper protection working just right across the borders with the Gaza Strip. After all, he belongs to the population of foreign workers who faces daily hardships and discrimination. Even Israeli officials and Members of the Knesset (MK) incite against “the others” on a regular basis .
The second civilian victim was Eid AlWaj, a Palestinian holding an Israeli citizenship. Eid lives in Naqab where the Palestinian population is not provided shelters. Their petition for a proper protection was dismissed by court order. Even the State Prosecution said that they are “not responsible for protecting Bedouin communities from rocket fire“. The father of Eid said during his funeral that the Palestinian resistance is only protecting its people, and he blamed the Israeli government for the death of his son. Eid’s family lives in Al-Ghoraba village. It is one of the dozens unrecognised Palestinian villages in Naqab. The Israeli Prawer Plan aims to forcibly transfer Eid’s family along with 40,000 Palestinians from their villages.
The first civilian to die by Palestinian mortars was an Israeli who was present at a military camp at “Erez” right at the borders with the Gaza Strip. Is the admission of civilians to military camps in war zones a regular practice by the Israeli army?
Challenges for the Palestinian Resistance
The Palestinian resistance does not target civilians and does not target children. Despite the mostly-home-made rockets, 95% of the deaths caused by Palestinian fire were militants. Besides the relatively unsophisticated weapons, the resistance faced many challenges during the current war on Gaza. The main challenge is that the Israeli government and army use their urban areas and civilians as human shields. Most of the Israeli command centers are placed in civilian areas. Most of the wanted Israeli war criminals who are targets for the Palestinian resistance take the civilian population as a human shield for them.
The “Israeli Defense Forces” urges its members to use the civilian infrastructure and facilities on a daily basis, thus using the civilian population as human shields.
The Israeli Defense Forces – or Haganah in Hebrew – is a Zionist terrorist militia that was formed during the British occupation of Palestine – before the establishment of the Zionist State of Israel. The Haganah is responsible for many massacres in Palestinian villages and cities since the 30’s. It also served as the central command for all Zionist terrorist militias who drove +70% of the Palestinians out of their villages and cities. Many of those Palestinians became refugees in what is now known as the Gaza Strip. As many as 80% of the Palestinian population in the besieged Gaza Strip are refugees. These Palestinian families has been fighting since 1948 for their right to return to their villages and cities. The United Nations recognized that right.
The UN has also recognized “the legitimacy of the peoples’ struggle for liberation from colonial and foreign domination and alien subjugation by all available means, including armed struggle“. It also called upon all the states “to offer moral, material and any other assistance to all peoples struggling for the full exercise of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence”. Thus, states, members of the UNGA, are encouraged to provide more sophisticated weapons to the Palestinian resistance to assist them in their struggle for their inalienable rights and, most importantly, to guarantee that the precision of targeting solely the Israeli militants is maintained – and improved.