For folks refusing to contend with Zionist militarism & believe that Israel would cease its bombardment if Hamas was demilitarized, remember: in 1996, Israel deliberately struck a UN compound in #Qana sheltering civilians & protected by peacekeepers. Israel intends to terrorize.
Israel had the coordinates of the compound & multiple warnings from UN personnel that only civilians were inside. Under the command of Moshe Ya'alon, Israel struck the compound and killed 100 civilians, including two young boys from Michigan visiting their grandmama that summer.
I worked w @theCCR & cooperating attorneys to sue Ya'alon for #WarCrimes under the Alien Tort Statute in 2006- the case was dismissed on grounds that it was better suited for another branch of US Govt. These are the fruits of impunity. #Qana ccrjustice.org/sites/default/…
Even now, Israel has made clear that it wants to maintain Hamas in power. Onslaught of Gaza is meant to terrorize Palestinians, to deter them from resisting, to compel them to submission. Instead, it only inspires new generations of Palestinians committed to freedom.

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