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UK raps Palestinians for Israeli crimes

Press TV – June 21, 2012

The top British Foreign Office official on Middle East has turned a blind eye to the Israeli regimes’ killing and injuring of 15 Gazans while condemning Palestinians’ response in the form of rocket fire in yet another hypocritical defense of Israeli brutalities against Palestinians.

British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said he is “deeply concerned” about and condemns the Palestinian rocket fire into the Occupied Territories, keeping silent on the Israeli warplanes’ pounding of the population-packed Gaza since Monday.

The Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have killed at least eight civilians, including a 14-year-old, and injured another seven, including children over the past days.

The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, said on Tuesday that it has fired 10 Grad rockets at the Occupied Territories in response to Tel Aviv’s atrocities against Palestinian civilians.

“This is our answer to the Zionist crimes. It will continue if they carry out more strikes on Gaza,” a Hamas spokesman said.

However, Burt condemned the rocket fire without any reference to Israeli crimes and only called for restraint in the region.

“I am deeply concerned about this week’s escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel,” Burt said.

“I condemn this indiscriminate rocket fire into southern Israel, as I do all acts of terrorism. The UK urges all parties to exercise restraint and prevent civilian casualties and loss of life,” he added.

The Israeli regime’s military frequently bombs the Gaza Strip, claiming the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes.

However, disproportionate force is always used, in violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or injured.

The Israeli regime killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, many of them women and children, in a 22-day barrage of attacks on Gaza in late December 2007.

The strikes left thousands of others injured, homeless or traumatized while a great part of the infrastructure in the coastal strip was destroyed.

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  1. Have the 10 Grad rockets killed or injured any Israelis? I doubt it. One could almost wonder whose side Hamas, or this faction of Hamas, is really on. One could reason that the effect of the rockets do nothing more than give Nazi Israel the right to destroy what is left of Gaza, and kill as many innocent civilians as they can.


    Comment by Jay Colbe | June 21, 2012

    • Bardawil: No one-sided calm


      GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas leader Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil has refused the idea of a one-sided calm with the Israeli occupation forces.

      Bardawil told Quds Press on Wednesday that the Israeli military escalation was meant to test the Palestinian resistance and to impose new conditions on it, which, he said, is rejected.

      He said that the “Zionist enemy” was exploiting Cairo’s preoccupation with the presidential elections and the Arab countries’ concern with their internal affairs to launch its aggression.

      Asked whether there were any new efforts to mediate calm, Bardawil said, “We are concerned with defending our people” and any requests for calm would be studied on condition that it should not be one-sided.

      He opined, however, that the escalation was not heading to an all-out war due to a number of factors including the strength of resistance, American presidential race, and the political changes in the Arab region, which make any Israeli military adventure an uncalculated risk.


      Comment by aletho | June 21, 2012

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