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Israel's Plan For Gaza: What's next? The Legacy Of Israel’s Occupation Described In Five Points:

 

Israel's Plan For Gaza: What's next

Israel's Plan For Gaza: What's next? The Legacy Of Israel’s Occupation Described In Five Points:

Israel initiated an intensive aerial bombardment of Gaza and is amassing troops at the border.

What's Next?

Israel is bombarding densely populated civilians areas so far until today 15 May 2021, 200 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed.

These images are from the Rimal district of Gaza's downtown commercial centre.

It's the equivalent of bombing Oxford Street in London Fifth Avenue in Manhattan or the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Isreal is targeting high-rise residential buildings and also mobilised its reservist army raising the prospect of a ground assault.

But with Netanyahu's ongoing corruption trial and family troubles as well as the ongoing political deadlock in Isreal.

Is Netanyahu prepared to lose political capital with an imminent escalation and face-off with Hamas?

The Legacy Of Israel’s Occupation Described In Five Points:

Israel's 50-year occupation of Palestinian territories has led to systematic human rights violations on a mass scale.

Here's the legacy of occupation in five points:

1: Land Theft:

In the UN Partition Plan, about 46% of historic Palestine was destined for the Arab state. But the Palestinian territories constitute only 24% including land occupied by Israeli settlers.

2: Occupation Of Resources:

According to the Palestinian Water Authority, the average Israeli consumption of water is 300 litres per person every day. And it is more than four times that of the Palestinian use of 72 litres per day.

3: Military Power:

Israel has one of the world's most modernised armies equipped with a nuclear arsenal. While Palestinians have no regular army. And don't have much to defend themselves with. 

According to data published by OCHA around 6000 Palestinians were killed between 2008 and 2020. While some 250 Israelis were killed during the same time.

4: Displacement:

Today, there are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees scattered around the world. Palestinians who were forcefully evicted in 1948 were not allowed to return to their country.

The settler population in the occupied West Bank has risen 43% since 2010. There are now more than 440,000 settlers in the occupied territory.

5: Status Of Jerusalem:

The status of Jerusalem remains one of the main sticking points in efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 war.

The western half of the holy city had been captured in the 1948 Arab-Israel war. Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem effectively put the city under de facto Israeli control.

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