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World must prevent another Israeli assault on Gaza: Pundit

Palestinian men work on the remains of a building destroyed during Israel’s 50-day war against the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014, on April 30, 2016, in Gaza City. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli Minister of Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman has said the next war on Gaza would be the “last” one, threatening to “totally destroy” the Palestinian resistance movements in the blockaded territory.

Mukhaimer Abu Saada, a lecturer at al-Azhar University believes Lieberman’s comments "are very much slogans”, adding that these kinds of incitements and threats against the Palestinians are not new.

“Over the past few months we have heard so many of such incitements against the Palestinians and such threats and to be honest with you some of these threats were much even dangerous before Lieberman became Minister of Defense a few months ago,” the academic told Press TV.  

Elsewhere in his remarks, Saada mentioned the international community has failed to act in a very “serious” and “responsible” way to stop Israeli aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.  

“Israel has launched three massive wars against the Gaza Strip which led to the killing of thousands of Palestinians mainly children, women and innocent civilians and until now the international community has not acted to stop such aggression,” he stated.

He went on to say the International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating Israeli violation of international law in its assault on Gaza in the summer of 2014.

However, he said, until this moment nothing has been done to stop the Israeli violations.  

Sadaa further argued Israel feels it is above international law and it can continue its acts of aggression against the Palestinian people without any international “boycott” or “punishment”.

According to the academic, it is about time that the international community acts in order to prevent another Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip which will lead to further disaster in the Palestinian enclave.

Gaza has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in the standard of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.

Israel’s latest 50-day military offensive against the coastal strip left nearly 2,200 Palestinians dead, including 577 children.


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