Hours before Hamas strongman Ahmed Jabari was assassinated, he received the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel, which included mechanisms for maintaining the ceasefire in the case of a flare-up between Israel and the factions in the Gaza Strip. This, according to Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, who helped mediate between Israel and Hamas in the deal to release Gilad Shalit and has since then maintained a relationship with Hamas leaders.
The question naturally arises- did Israel kill Jabari in order to derail the peace process? It very much looks like it and it isn’t even surprising if it is exactly what happened, given Netanyahu’s perverse wickedness and manipulating quest for power.
Baskin told Haaretz on Thursday that senior officials in Israel knew about his contacts with Hamas and Egyptian intelligence aimed at formulating the permanent truce, but nevertheless approved the assassination.
That’s pretty much the same as killing a guy as he picks up a white flag.
“He was in line to die, not an angel and not a righteous man of peace,” Baskin said of Jabari and of his feelings in the wake of the killing, “but his assassination also killed the possibility of achieving a truce and also the Egyptian mediators’ ability to function. After the assassination I spoke to the people in Israel angrily and they said to me: We’ve heard you and we are calling to ask if you have heard anything form the Egyptians or from Gaza.”
Israel’s government has a lot to answer for. A lot. Who has the most to gain if no two state solution is found? Israel. Who stands to profit with ongoing conflict? Israel. Who gets to spin the media in its direction? Israel. Who gets to claim ‘self defense’ even though it struck first in assassinating Jabari? Israel.
Netanyahu is the world’s most evil man and he needs to be arrested and tried for crimes against humanity.
- Israel rejects truce and escalates fighting in Gaza with assassination of Hamas leader Ahmed Al-Jabari (mondoweiss.net)
- Ferocious Israeli Assault on Gaza Kills a Leader of Hamas (nytimes.com)
- This is just the ‘beginning’: Israel ready to expand attacks after assassinating Hamas head (news.nationalpost.com)