They make a desert and call it peace

Yossi Schwartz ISL (RCIT section in Israel/Occupied Palestine), 07.04.2024

The Zionist know how to kill women and children, how to starve the population, and how to destroy towns, and yet they lose the war on Gaza.

Tacitius famously wrote that:

“These plunderers of the world [the Romans], after exhausting the land by their devastations, are rifling the ocean: stimulated by avarice, if their enemy be rich; by ambition, if poor; unsatiated by the East and by the West:  the only people who behold wealth and indigence with equal avidity. To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.” [i]

At the beginning of the war, the most rightwing government in the history of the Zionist state declared two main goals for the war. The first is the collapse of the Hamas regime. The second is the return of the Israeli captives. Elad Katzir, whose body was returned to Israel on Saturday night by the Zionist commando, is a testimony to the resounding failure of Israel in the case of the Israeli prisoners. He was alive, and videos of him in captivity were released twice by Hamas fighters before he was killed, most likely by Israeli attacks on the Gazans. If there had been a more honest negotiation process – especially in the early stages of the war – it is possible that he would be alive today. Netanyahu’s idea is to continue the war for years rather than go to jail, even if it will cost the lives of all the Israeli prisoners.

Yoav Limor, a right-wing reporter for the daily rag “Israel Today” wrote on 7/4/24: “Israel has acknowledged at many stages the military pressure on conducting negotiations, claiming that the more Hamas is pushed into a corner, the more it will flex its terms. The rigid line Hamas has taken recently shows that this approach has failed. The fact that the north of the Gaza Strip and Khan Yunis have been occupied and destroyed, that almost all of its inhabitants have become refugees, and that according to the army, 12 thousand Hamas operatives were eliminated Yahya Sinwar was not swayed.” [ii]

“A delay in the completion of the war in Gaza stems from a resounding failure of the government in managing the political-strategic part of the campaign. Israel set out with unprecedented legitimacy following the brutality of the October 7 attack. The whole world (Western and Arab) supported her decision to crush the Hamas regime. Six months later, Israel has lost all the legitimacy it had and remains more isolated than ever and dangerously exposed to boycotts, sanctions, and legal proceedings against its senior officials and officers. The main reasons for this are the reckless decision to confront the Biden administration, the unwillingness to deal with the issue of the day after in the Gaza Strip, and statements by ministers and members of the Knesset in favor of deporting the residents of the Gaza Strip and re-establishing settlements – contrary to the government’s position and explicit promises made to the international community”[iii].

In the book of Amos, the prophet says in chapter 5 what is going to happen to Israel:

“11You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; you have planted lush vineyards and will not drink their wine.

12 For I know how many offenses are and how great your sins are. Some oppress the innocent, take bribes, and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.

18. Woe to you who long for the day of the LORD! Why do you long for the day of the LORD? That day will be darkness, not light.

19 It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.

20 Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, not light— pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?

21 “I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me.

22 Even though you bring me burnt and grain offerings, I will not accept them, and I will not regard choice fellowship offerings.

23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.

24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

Down with the Zionist monster!

For Palestine red and free from the river to the sea!




[iii] Ibid

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