Israeli occupation forces launch brutal attacks on Gaza

A child stands beside the remains of a building struck by Israel in Gaza.

Since Khader Adnan died on May 2 after 86 days of refusing food in protest of his detention in an Israeli prison, the apartheid government’s terror campaign against Gaza has only escalated. 

Beginning May 9, the Israeli Air Force launched a series of brutal attacks against densely populated Gazan residential areas. The Israeli attacks across the Gaza Strip have killed 30 people, including six children. In addition, more than 90 Palestinians have been wounded, including many elderly. 

As part of this terror campaign, Israel assassinated senior Al-Quds Brigades commander, Iyad Al-Hassani. This is the sixth Al-Quds Brigades commander assassinated in their homes by Israel in as many days.  

The IDF martyred Al Hassani in a massive strike against the Al-Nasr neighborhood in western Gaza City. Several children were killed as well. Al-Hassani has led Palestinian resistance operations in Gaza City on behalf of Palestinian Islamic Jihad for 26 years, including operations against illegal Israeli settlements during the Second Intifada. 

The Israeli strategy is clear, cut the head off of Palestinian militant resistance no matter the cost. No matter how many children are killed or orphaned — no matter the overall cost of human life. 

Absolute brutality is the only way for Israeli apartheid to survive. Consequently, militant resistance is the only way it will fall. CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News will continue to spread the lie that Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation is criminal or terrorist. Israel is not the victim in this situation. The Zionists are the aggressor at the behest of their imperialist backers in Washington, D.C. 

It’s as if the Palestinian people are supposed to take their genocide lying down. History demonstrates that they will and should do no such thing. 

From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!

Lev Koufax is an anti-Zionist Jewish activist.

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