Palestinians facing upsurge in Israeli repression | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Palestinians facing upsurge in Israeli repression

Israel’s attacks on Palestinians are continuing, as tensions increase in Jerusalem and beyond.

Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu, has announced the reintroduction of punitive house demolitions, an inflammatory and illegal act – whilst a further 200 settlement units have just been approved in East Jerusalem. This week Israel bombed a Palestinian fishing boat off the coast of Gaza, as attacks on fishermen become an increasingly common event. The UN are reporting a spike in the number of Palestinians with their homes demolished by Israel. Now Israel’s impunity looks set to continue with Israel refusing to cooperate with the UN Inquiry into the war on Gaza.

The Israeli far right have been mobilising, not only at Al-Aqsa mosque. On Monday night, a violent extreme right wing demo by supporters of Yisrael Beiteinu, the political party headed by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, demonstrated in Jerusalem outside an art exhibition, this time directing their anger at B’Tselem, an Israeli organization that documents human rights abuses against Palestinians. At the demonstration, at least one person was physically assaulted, with shouts of ‘may you burn in the gas chambers’ directed against B’Tselem supporters.

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