Posted 8 years ago on July 26, 2014, 7:21 a.m. EST by struggleforfreedom80
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Israel has now, within a few weeks, murdered over 900 Palestinians. Israel, which is conducting an illegal occupation of Palestine, as well as a vicious blockade of Gaza, claims it has the right to defend itself from the people it is oppressing by murdering children and innocent civilians.
Rockets being launched into Israel should be denounced as well, but in order to understand the Israel/Palestine conflict, we have to look at the root causes of it. Hamas aren't firing rockets into Israel for no reason, they're doing it because of Israel's vicious treatment of Palestinians.
The root cause of this conflict is Israel's illegal occupation and the vicious blockade.
Israel should start accepting international law and withdraw from the occupied territories, accept the international consensus (the 1967-borders), stop the blockade, and stop murdering civilians.
As long as Israel continues on with current policies, and as long as U.S. leaders continue to support them, the violence and atrocities will continue.