Over 1,300 Palestinians Shot In Last 11 Days

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Netanyahu declared war on Palestine before violent clashes began, instigated by security forces, willful provocations to get Palestinians to respond, blaming them for Israeli crimes.

From October 1 through Sunday, soldiers and police shot over 1,300 Palestinians – using live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and internationally banned dum-dum bullets, able to expand internally and cause far more serious wounds.

Through October 11, 24 Palestinians were murdered in cold blood. Official Israeli policy is shoot first. Ask no questions.

Blame victims for increasing numbers of real or fabricated stabbing attempts or incidents used to indiscriminately gun down defenseless Palestinians. Israel considers premeditated cold-blooded murder self-defense.

Daily horrors continue. A 15-year-old Palestinian girl was shot and critically wounded en route home from school with friends, threatening no one.

Teenager Mustafa Al-Khatib was assassinated by police. Eyewitnesses refuted false accusations, claiming he tried stabbing an officer. He had no weapon in his possession.

He was stopped in his car at East Jerusalem’s al-Asbat Gate, ordered to exit his vehicle, then lethally shot 10 times at point blank range.

Incident reports kept changing, initially saying he tried stabbing a settler, then a soldier, then refusing an order to be searched, then attempting to stab a soldier – four statements, all lies. All official Israeli reports about violent incidents lack credibility.

Human rights groups denounced state-sponsored violence. Palestinians are being murdered, injured and mass arrested daily.

On October 11, the PA Health Ministry said 75 Palestinians were wounded or killed by live fire on Sunday alone – another 77 injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, 208 more suffered from toxic tear gas inhalation.

Palestine in “on the brink” of exploding, warned the Al Haq human rights group. It blamed “Israel’s wanton and excessive use of force…with no accountability for” cold-blooded murder.

It noted increasingly severe and frequent settler attacks, including shootings, beatings, vandalism and crop destruction.

On Monday, Netanyahu addressed Knesset members, blaming Palestinians and Arab MKs for his high crimes, claiming nonexistent Palestinian “terrorism.” Saying it represents a “desire to destroy us.”

“That was the motive for terrorism in the early years of Zionism and that’s what it is today,” he ranted. Arab MKs walked out of the session before he began speaking.

All his rants are beginning-to-end Big Lies, in all public appearances. He outrageously accused Arab MKs of endorsing violence, claimed MK Hanin Zoabi incited terrorism. He wants “a criminal investigation against her” opened.

Why is world outrage absent? Why are the only comments heard outrageously calling on both sides to show restraint – ignoring premeditated, willful Israeli cold-blooded murder!

Palestinian victimhood doesn’t matter. Decades of suffering are ignored. So is fundamental international law.

Palestinians are on their own like always, facing three enemies – Israel, their illegitimate PA government, and world leaders turning a blind eye to brutalizing daily oppression.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html. Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

  • Robert H. Stiver

    As usual, a great post by Mr. Lendman! Thank you, sir! Viva Palestine! Palestine Is Still The Issue!

  • karen_fed

    Please cite your sources for Israel declaring war (and the date) and the number dead from October 1st – 11th. Though I can find news about increased violence, I can find nothing to back up these statements.


  • Lloyd Kennedy

    Zionism is cognitive dissonance not to mention neo Nazism .

  • karen_fed

    I see nothing on those sites that verify your statement about 1,300 shot or Isreal declaring war. I am pro-Palestine and think it’s important to accurately report so as not to inflame the situation further. If you can’t show me a quote from Netanyahu declaring war, or actual stats showing your numbers then they shouldn’t be in your article.

  • John Gore

    That is true (and it’s not my article). I just didn’t want people to come to this article and see nothing at all. These sites do show that deaths are occurring disproportionately among Palestinians. As to Netanyahu declaring or not declaring war, that’s irrelevant because war is already being waged, declared or not.

  • Opusisland

    Israel must be stopped!


    When you equate Zionism with Nazism you perpetrate a libel… against Germany!

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  • Blake

    Right this 67 year wrong. Stop the madness.

  • ddearborn


    This goes a long way toward explaining the US media’s sudden focus on the “Chinese threat” and the ratcheting up of the “Russian threat”. Every time Israel begins committing another round of atrocities against the Palestinian people, the US media finds somewhere else to look. An airliner being shot down, aggression in the Ukraine etc…. Always perfectly times to deflect attention away for Israel’s latest war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and ongoing Apartheid against the Palestinian people.