In a failed acting scene, Netanyahu appeared on the screen after rubbing his eyes with an onion to induce crocodile tears and appear as if he was affected and sad by what he claimed were brutal attacks, raping women, beheading children and burning Israelis alive. He claimed that these crimes were committed by the Al-Qassam fighters during their attack on the Gaza settlements.
Then the military leaders followed him with faces dripping with hatred and threatened to crush Hamas and erase it from existence, justifying this as a response to Hamas killing hundreds of civilians, describing it as ISIS.
US President Biden made hateful statements that were unusual in diplomatic custom, to the point that the White House later retracted them and confirmed that neither Biden nor anyone else had seen any pictures showing rape, burning or beheading, and that Biden based his statements on Israeli media claims, without verifying them.
What is very dangerous in the statements of the Israeli and American leaders is that they give the army full authority to continue killing the population and destroying Gaza over the heads of its citizens, without considering this as brutality and without classifying them as war crimes. This is because, firstly, Biden did not mention in his speeches any support for the Palestinians and, secondly, he did not address or give attention to their suffering and national aspirations. He just compared the Hamas attack to the hatred of Jews, using the phrase “pure evil”, which is a phrase usually used to describe Nazism.
Third, the statements by the Israeli Defence Minister that the army deals with the residents of Gaza as “human animals”, dehumanises and demonises them all, and considers them legitimate targets for bombing. This means that the Israelis can practice murder and criminality with a clear conscience. This is a statement that is not isolated from the Zionist ideology, which considers the Palestinians (and everyone who is not Jewish) as mere gentiles who do not deserve to live. It also is not far from some Israeli literature, which has always described the Palestinians as frightening beings who do not like life.
Fourthly, perhaps for the first time ever, Israeli discourse likened Hamas to ISIS, taking advantage of their statement, “We will execute a civilian hostage and we will broadcast this with audio and video.” While Hamas retracted the statement and realised it was a mistake, the Israeli mindset is always ready and prepared and, even before this statement was made, it sought with all its might to label he Palestinian struggle as terrorism, and it punished the Palestinian Authority which paid salaries to the families of martyrs and prisoners, claiming that by doing so, it was supporting terrorism. The American and European positions were consistent with these allegations, but they failed, and the Palestinian struggle remained in the global mindset as a national moral and legitimate struggle. Nowadays, Israel is not content merely with labelling the Palestinian struggle as terrorism but, rather, it will make it comparable to ISIS; and this is only the beginning to paving the way to describing the entire Palestinian nation as ISIS.
Source : MEMO