Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Invasion of Gaza: "Operation Cast Lead", Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda

The aerial bombings and the ongoing ground invasion of Gaza by Israeli ground forces must be analysed in a historical context. Operation "Cast Lead" is a carefully planned undertaking, which is part of a broader military-intelligence agenda first formulated by the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2001 ...

... The longer term objective of this plan, as formulated by Israeli policy makers, is the expulsion of Palestinians from Palestinian lands:

"Terrorize the civilian population, assuring maximal destruction of property and cultural resources... The daily life of the Palestinians must be rendered unbearable: They should be locked up in cities and towns, prevented from exercising normal economic life, cut off from workplaces, schools and hospitals, This will encourage emigration and weaken the resistance to future expulsions" Ur Shlonsky, quoted by Ghali Hassan, Gaza: The World’s Largest Prison, Global Research, 2005)


1 comment:

  1. 'Anonymous' writes:

    "I don't see how this article can be taken seriously if it attributes that quotation to Ur Shlonsky, who is well know as an anti-Israel activist. If it is indeed something he said, then he was not advocating that but describing a theoretical process."

    In reply I would say that it seems that what you mean by an 'anti-Israeli activist' is anyone who dares to criticise the criminal behaviour of the government of Israel which Avi Shlaim -below- describes as a gangster state.