Bernie once again being one of the only American politicians willing to stand up for both justice and common sense.
Before this comment section gets flooded with “but Hamas started it,” let’s have a quick history lesson. Since the cruelty and barbarism of Israel’s imprisonment, apartheid and slaughter of Palestinians in the present day is already extremely obvious, let’s address the next most common claim: Israel was birthed in peace and understanding and Hamas started the wave of terrorism.
This is a lie. Israelis and proto-Israelis were terrorists back when it was still Mandatory Palestine under the British. Israelis began the cycle of terrorism and have kept it up ever since.
The current colonial nation was birthed in terrorism.
They assassinated the British Minister of State for the Middle East while WW2 was ongoing. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Moyne
They took hostages and then murdered them when they flubbed their own poorly thought out plan https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sergeants_affair
They bombed a Hotel being used as government offices, murdering 91 people: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel_bombing?wprov=sfla1
And then they became the IDF. Their current military has its roots firmly planted in terrorism. That’s how they formed their country. They tossed grenades into people’s homes. It was systematic. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_towns_and_villages_depopulated_during_the_1947%E2%80%931949_Palestine_war
They threw grenades into crowds of day laborers looking for work https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haifa_Oil_Refinery_massacre
Then they murdered the survivors while they slept https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balad_al-Shaykh_massacre