Israel practicing false-flag terrorism: Analyst
The current wave of strikes by the Israeli regime against the Palestinians is a manifestation of false-flag terrorism, an analyst writes for Press TV.
“Few accept Israel’s barbarity as defensive or justified. More and more see kidnappings, school shootings and car bombings and think ‘false-flag’ terrorism,” Gordon Duff wrote in a column for the Press TV website.
He added that there is “evidence” of the Israeli police and intelligence service having staged the killing of three Israeli teens in order to justify the attacks on Gaza.
“False-flag terrorism means Israel; they are one in the same,” the analyst wrote, describing Israel’s foray into the Gaza Strip as “a necessary deception.”
Duff said the Israeli regime has been enjoying the support of the US government in continuing its savagery against the Palestinians.
“America pays their bills, fights their wars and covers up their crimes…. Israel is defended by one or more US Navy AEGIS ships stationed in the Mediterranean,” the analyst wrote.
Nearly 110 Palestinians have so far been killed since Israel began pounding targets in the Gaza Strip earlier this week. Palestinian sources say one third of the casualties are women and children.
The Israeli regime has also mobilized 20,000 soldiers for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military frequently launches indiscriminate attacks against Palestinians residing in Gaza, which has remained literally cut off from the outside world by a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007.
In November 2012, Israel launched an eight-day war on Gaza. Over 160 Palestinians were killed and some 1,200 others were wounded in the offensive.