Israel lashing out like a cornered rat: Analyst


The Israeli regime has become like a “cornered rat” because its massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is speeding up its own annihilation, a political analyst writes for Press TV.

Israel is not behaving like a confidently powerful regime, Kevin Barrett wrote in an article for the Press TV website, adding, “Instead, it is desperately lashing out like a cornered rat in the final throes of rabies.”

He said Tel Aviv has been trying to show itself as a powerful regime that can drop nuclear bombs on the European capitals and the Middle East, but these are just an “illusion.”

The analyst said Israel’s plan to carry out the current aerial and ground offensive in Gaza has backfired, as on one hand, it sparked a “seismic shift in world public opinion,” and on the other, it has “attained none of its announced strategic objectives,” including destroying Hamas and stopping rocket fire.

“Netanyahu had apparently hoped that when Israel slaughtered Palestinian children, the Palestinians would blame Hamas. Instead, the Palestinians (and the world) blame Israel…. Every last bit of Zionist-inflicted suffering elicits more strength and determination to resist Zionism by any means necessary, and to support whoever promises to fight the Zionists the hardest. And that goes for people all over the world, not just in Palestine,” Barrett pointed out.

He cited reports indicating that Israel will not exist in near future, as the US, its lone supporter on the world stage, will soon “turn against the Zionist entity” over its genocide in Gaza.

“Israel’s leaders know that time, history, and demographics are working against them. They know that apartheid South Africa, a racist regime that was not nearly as vicious or genocidal as Israel, was erased from the pages of time by a changing current of global public opinion very similar to today’s rising tide of anti-Zionism,” he added.

So far, more than 1,700 people have been killed and over 9,000 injured since Israel began its offensive against the coastal silver on July 8.

Palestinian resistance fighters continue their rocket attacks against Israeli cities in retaliation for Tel Aviv’s relentless onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip. Tel Aviv puts the Israeli death toll from 26 days of attacks at 66, while Hamas puts the number at more than 150.





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