The Resist US-Led War Movement condemns yet another promise of military aid to the Zionist state of Israel to wage what will undoubtedly be another brutal campaign of indiscriminate violence against the Palestinian people.
In reaction to Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” by Hamas and the people of Gaza, in which Palestinian fighters carried out coordinated attacks against Zionist military targets throughout occupied Palestine, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu declared all-out war on Hamas, the elected governing party and military of Gaza. US President Biden pledged full support to the Israeli military. This is at a time when support for continuing the over $75 billion in weapons to Ukraine is at an all-time low and the UN, led by the US, is considering a full-on military invasion of Haiti.
All of this comes as Netanyahu’s own government is facing harsh criticism by Israeli citizens due to its corruption and political repression of Party rivals. War is meant to distract from the actual problems facing the Zionist society, largest of all being the occupation itself.
Despite only Hamas being named in this declaration, history has shown that Israeli military operations deliberately target civilians while using very little precision when targeting actual military targets. This is due to racist stereotypes of Palestinians as “terrorists” and even “vermin” and “snakes” constantly touted from Israeli leaders themselves to instill racial hatred into the minds of soldiers and citizens alike (often the same, given Israeli mandatory military service). Over 5,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza alone from Zionist airstrikes since 2006 in the name of “war on Hamas,” and there is nothing to suggest it will be any different this time.
The state of Israel is the largest recipient of US military aid in the world, with around $260 billion estimated since the Zionist occupation started in 1948. This is often in the form of money used to invest in domestic weapons development that is then advertised as “battle tested” to other militaristic states looking to purchase them. This “testing” is done through the constant killing of Palestinian civilians, making all states who provide support for and purchase these weapons complicit in this violence, most of all the US.
Many governments and humanitarian organizations have accused the state of Israel of war crimes, crimes against humanity and violation of international humanitarian law. Peace-loving people of the US and around the world must take the evidence presented seriously and do whatever necessary to end the US support for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. The Palestinian offensive from Gaza is the resistance of a people with no other option than to fight against a military occupier. The violence started with Israel’s occupation of Palestine, and it will only end when it is done.
With the unwavering vision of a just and lasting peace in the world one day in the future, the Resist US-Led War Movement calls on its members and all peace-loving people of the world to struggle for it by rejecting another unjust war on the Palestinian people and demanding an end to the US-Zionist occupation of Palestine.
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