Israeli forces have killed 39 Palestinian men, women, & children since May

Israeli forces have killed 39 Palestinian men, women, & children since May

While there was some media coverage of the May violence, U.S. media have largely ignored the continued killing and invasions in the months since…

By Alison Weir

Since the end of May, Israeli forces have killed 39 Palestinians, including a 9-year-old, an 11-year-old, a 12-year-old, a 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds, and two 17-year-olds. Palestinian resistance groups have killed one Israeli: a police sniper shooting unarmed Palestinians, including children, who were gathered near the border wall surrounding Gaza.

During this time, Israeli forces have also invaded Palestinian towns and villages daily; attacked farmers and fishermen; abducted and assaulted dozens of men, women, and children; and destroyed homes and other buildings; while Israeli settlers (aka Israelis living in illegal Israeli colonies on Palestinian land), have periodically rampaged through the area, uprooted masses of Palestinian olive trees, stolen Palestinian crops, attacked shepherds, etc.

If armed Arab forces were invading Israeli towns every day, beating Israelis, abducting them, and destroying their trees and farms, it is hard to imagine that U.S. media would not report it.

Yet, U.S. media largely fail to report the situation for Palestinians, the historic context, and the fact that the U.S. has given tiny Israel far more U.S. tax money than to any other nation on earth. The media also rarely reveal the extraordinary power of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States.

To see the situation for Palestinians, go here.


Alison Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew, president of the Council for the National Interest, and author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel

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