People in Western countries have been extremely brainwashed about Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, an analyst writes for Press TV.
“The story of Israel is the story of ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.’ This story has been hidden by Western ‘moral’ governments and by a corrupt Western media…from Western populations…who are now too brainwashed and disinformed to know,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a column for the Press TV website.
He scoffed at the Western governments’ insinuations that “Palestinians are a threat to Israel,” saying, “How is it possible that Palestinians are locked away into sealed ghettos in the remnants of their own country or into refugee camps in foreign countries?”
Roberts said Israel’s ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip is the continuation of the Zionist regime’s decades-old land grab policy.
“Since the 1940s, Zionists have been stealing Palestine from the Palestinians. The majority of Palestinians have been removed from their homes and their country,” he wrote.
He noted that Israel’s confinement of the Palestinians in the “Gaza ghetto” facilitates Tel Aviv’s policy of attacking “from time to time…the civilian population and civilian infrastructure in Gaza.”
“Israel is always the aggressor but always takes the role of the victim,” wrote Roberts, noting that Israelis are “evicting the Palestinians from their properties.”
The death toll from the ongoing Israeli aerial and ground attacks on the war-stricken Gaza Strip is on the rise. About 1,500 Palestinians have been killed and over 8,000 injured following 25 days of Israeli aerial and ground assaults on the Gaza Strip.