First, some context is in order.
On November 21 2012 a ceasefire agreement was reached, with Egypt as the intermediary, after Israel took part in a short but vicious pummeling of Gaza (again, when peace nearly “broke out”).
Here’s how this agreement read:
Israel shall stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land sea and air, including incursions and targeting of individuals.
“All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel, including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border.
“Opening the crossings and facilitating the movement of people and transfer of goods and refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas. Procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire.
“Other matters as may be requested shall be addressed.”
“Setting up the zero hour understanding to enter into effect.
“Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon.
“Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding. In case of any observations, Egypt as a sponsor of this understanding, shall be informed to follow up.”
All attacks immediately ceased on the Palestinian side in Gaza.
The ceasefire was just as immediately breached, and continued to be breached almost daily by Israel.
Within just the first three months…
Nine people would also die over the next year in Gaza, with 27 being killed in the West Bank.
Hamas didn’t fire a single projectile throughout. The first projectile fired by other groups in Gaza didn’t occur until a month after the ceasefire (when their members were targeted).
Throughout 2013 there were a total of “32 rockets and 12 mortars” allegedly fired from Gaza. A 98% drop in numbers from the year before. None were fired by Hamas.
Palestine was ignored (hidden) for this year by the mainstream media. The racist media turns a blind eye when only Arabs were dying and when Hamas showed, as it has done time and time again, that it was interested in a settlement.
Then came 2014.
29 Palestinians were killed from January to July before the slaughter in Gaza
From January 1 to June 12 of this year, Israelis killed approximately 30 Palestinians, 4 of them children. None of the Israeli killers were held accountable for the murders. Mainstream media outlets almost never reported on any of these killings. Yet everyone was made aware of the names of the three Israelis allegedly abducted and murdered in June.
Remember that “Operation Protective Edge” began on July 8.
Hamas did not attack Israel first. Israel bombed the homes of three families and killed two Palestinians (one of whom was 10-years-old) in Gaza before a single Hamas rocket was launched back.
Hamas, as they are doing now, kept to their part of the 2012 ceasefire and hadn’t fired ANY rockets. This fact was admitted to by Israeli and mainstream media.
— 13 MORE Palestinians would be murdered by Israel after the kidnapping of the Israeli settlers and BEFORE the first Hamas launched rockets on June 28 (Times of Israel)
Israel admitted that no rockets had been fired from Gaza by Hamas since 2012 even in the face of severe provocation and constant breaches of the ceasefire agreement.
“While Israel has maintained it holds Hamas responsible for all rocket attacks, officials have said that smaller groups, such as Islamic Jihad, are usually behind the rocket attacks, while Hamas squads generally attempt to thwart the rocket fire.
Hamas hasn’t fired rockets into Israel since Operation Pillar of Defense ended in November 2012, and has yet to take responsibility for this latest barrage.”
Hamas fires rockets for first time since 2012, Israeli officials say | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-fired-rockets-for-first-time-since-2012-israeli-officials-say/#ixzz3U7tydGRr
— 9 MORE Palestinians would die BEFORE “Operation Protective Edge” was launched on July 8
“Since the start of the large-scale crackdown on June 13, 2014, at least nine (as of June 27) Palestinians – mostly unarmed civilians – have been killed by Israeli soldiers or died as a result of their operations in the West Bank and Gaza, and scores more have been injured.”
The godsend for Israel and Netanyahu in 2014 was the kidnapping of three Israeli settlers.
The Israeli teens were allegedly kidnapped on June 12th. The bodies would be “found” on June 30th a few kilometres from where they had gone missing. The Israeli government and intelligence service knew they were dead before June 14th when a burnt out car was found with the teenagers’ DNA.
The alleged kidnapping occurred just two weeks after the “Unity Government” between Hamas and Fatah had been set up (that is, it made no sense).
The Israeli government and intelligence agencies knew that a phonecall had been received by police in which one of the Israelis told them that they were being kidnapped. And multiple gunshots were heard.
IDF officers and police would later admit that they knew they were looking for “dead bodies” from a “very early stage”.
“We don’t know yet what led the kidnappers to shoot the teens. But we know it happened quickly, within hours, maybe within an hour, of when they were taken,”
THE ISRAELIS WOULD WITHHOLD THIS INFORMATION TO WHIP UP THE FRENZY NECESSARY TO LAUNCH THE CARNAGE THAT THEY DID ON GAZA EVEN THOUGH THE ALLEGED KIDNAPPING OCCURRED IN THE WEST BANK.
Israeli Defence Minister claims that the boys are still alive
IDF commander claims that the boys are still alive.
The recorded phonecall from one of the “kidnapped” Israelis was played for the parents the next day and when they asked what the “bangs” were, Israeli intelligence LIED and told them that it was “blanks” being fired.
When they found the car they also LIED to the parents and told them that no DNA (blood) was found in it. Nor did they mention the bullet cases also found.
“When the boys’ bodies were found and the full recording was revealed to the public, Bat Galim Shaer (Gil-Ad’s mother) said the following: “Defense officials told us that the shots in the recording were blanks, because if they wanted to kill they would shoot directly and not warn them. We heard Gil-Ad shout ‘Ai’ and it sounded like a pinch, not like someone about to be murdered. They told us that evidently they had fired shots outside the windows, and that was the reason that cases were found on the sides of the car. We were really hopeful that they were alive.” If so, then the teen’s parents were also not told the truth.
ISRAEL LIED TO THE PARENTS, THEIR OWN PEOPLE, THE US AND THE WORLD TO ENABLE THE GAZA MASSACRE.
The Israeli government placed a gag order on the Israeli media telling them not to report the deaths or investigation. Nothing was revealed by the Israeli media for a week except rumours that the Israelis were dead (June 19th)
The gag order lifted
THE IDF KNEW. THE ISRAELI MEDIA KNEW. ISRAELI POLICE KNEW. NETANYAHU AND THE POLITICIANS BAYING FOR REVENGE KNEW.
Netanyahu’s wife posts a #bringbackourboys photo on facebook
US synagogues hold yellow ribbon events for their “safe return”.
Israel’s propaganda mouthpiece, “UN Watch” called for the teenagers’ mothers to go to the UN to ask for help in finding her son.
They went accompanied by the Israeli Foreign Minister WHO KNEW THAT THE ISRAELIS WERE DEAD.
“Every child has the right to return home safely from school”, Rachel Fraenkel (mother of one of the teens) told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday morning in Geneva, as she urged the international community to help rescue her son and two other teenagers who were kidnapped by Hamas earlier this month.
THE ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER SAT BESIDE THIS MOTHER AND LET HER MAKE THAT SPEECH IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT HER SON WAS DEAD.
THE JERUSALEM POST REPORTED HER SPEECH IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ISRAELIS WERE DEAD.
The Israeli government and intelligence knew the identity of two of the alleged kidnappers within a day (they were executed in Hebron by the IDF).
And that they belonged to a family in the West Bank that had carried out attacks before WITHOUT Hamas leadership approval nor knowledge. And that this was no different. The Hamas leadership denied any involvement.
Members of the alleged perpetrators’ families were arrested the day after the “kidnapping”.
The names weren’t released until June 26th. 14 days after the alleged kidnapping, during which Hamas was constantly accused by the media and Netanyahu.
A leaflet was distributed in the West Bank claiming that ISIS had carried out the killings of the Israeli settlers. And this was reported by the media until Netanyahu’s accusations. The report was quietly dropped the next day.
The Israeli government watched as “yellow ribbon” and “Bring our boys home” events were rallied in the US and Israel IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ISRAELIS WERE DEAD.
The Israeli government watched as a Facebook page (which would go on to receive 40,000 likes) was posted calling for the murder of a Palestinian prisoner every hour that the Israeli teenagers were “missing”.
The Israeli government watched as flash hate mobs formed in Jerusalem shouting “Death to Arabs”
Israel kidnapped 560 Palestinians (50 of which were released under a previous ceasefire agreement).
The IDF raided 18 houses every day for almost 3 weeks “searching” for the 3 Israelis.
80 Israeli air strikes on GAZA in June had killed three “militants” and wounded more than a dozen other people.
$3 million in cash and property is stolen by the IDF.
IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ISRAELI SETTLERS WERE DEAD.
In spite of the Israeli rampage and assassinations, June 28 sees the FIRST Hamas rockets launched from Gaza.
The Israeli bodies are found in a “shallow grave” just TEN kilometres from where the burned out car was found.
They lay in a shallow grave on property owned by Marwan Qawasmeh, one of the two men suspected in their kidnapping and killing.
Netanyahu sent messages of revenge against Hamas, knowing full well that the Hamas leadership had nothing to do with the alleged kidnapping. He then disappeared for a few days while radicals take over online media and the streets.
Muhammad Abu Khudair, 16, is kidnapped, forced to drink petrol and burned alive on July 2nd. The day after the three Israelis’ funerals.
“Interrogation of six suspects in death of Mohammed Abu Khdeir reveals group attempted to kidnap 9-year-old boy in east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina day before; one suspect confesses to killing.”
Israel imposes another gag order on Muhammad Abu Khudair’s murder. Israeli police start a rumour that the kid was killed by his own family because he was “gay”.
“Yishai Fraenkel, uncle of Naftali Fraenkel, called upon Israelis and Palestinians to “refrain from any type of violence” following the deaths of the four young men.
“The life of an Arab is equally precious to that of a Jew. Blood is blood, and murder is murder, whether that murder is Jewish or Arab,” Fraenkel told CTV News Channel in a telephone interview from Israel.
“There’s no justification whatsoever to revenge or do anything as a result of the barbaric murder of my nephew.”
Of course, this was ignored and buried.
The following days and weeks are all too familiar….
And now the cycle starts over again. Gaza is devastated. Israel breaks the ceasefire agreement on a daily basis. Palestinians are murdered. Now attention is turned to the West Bank where more land is stolen and their places of worship are desecrated while Gaza dies a slow death waiting for the next globally excused massacre.