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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Israel Massacres Gazans, Claims Self-Defense, Its High Court Agrees
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Since Great March of Return peaceful demonstrations began on March 30, Israel massacred 120 Gazans, including 14 children, injuring other 13,000 others, hundreds in serious condition.
The toll keeps mounting, about 50 Palestinians near death, according to health officials. Gazans demonstrated against 11 years of suffocating/illegal blockade – the world community doing nothing to end it.
For weeks, Israel responded to demonstrators with overwhelming bloodshed, despite facing no threat.
Six human rights groups – Adalah, Al Mezan, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) Gisha, Hamoked, and Yesh Din – sued Israel for using lethal force against peacefully demonstrating Gazans.
Israel's High Court of Justice heard the case in late April – plaintiffs challenging the IDF's open-fire rules of engage
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