Mon 04 Mar 2024 5:57 am - Jerusalem Time

Israeli writer: Israelis must wake up before it's too late

An Israeli writer admitted that the people of Gaza lived through the “flour massacre” that took place in the Nabulsi roundabout in the Gaza Strip last Thursday, a night of death and hunger, when at least 118 people were murdered and 760 others were injured, explaining that Israel tried to deny its responsibility, which cannot be denied because it is the occupying power in the Sector.

In his article in Haaretz newspaper, Gideon Levy refuted the Israeli army’s account of the massacre, and pointed out that among the 176 wounded who were taken to the hospital, 142 had gunshot wounds.

Levy pointed out sarcastically that trucks - according to what is known - do not fire, and that the claim that the security guards of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) were the ones who fired such an insane amount of ammunition into the crowd has no credibility other than the credibility that the Palestinians were the ones who fired at the Palestinian-American journalist Sherine Abu Aqla was shot in Jenin in 2022.

False narrative

The writer explained that video clips published on the Instagram platform show hundreds of people gathering around fires in an attempt to alleviate the winter cold, while they are waiting for trucks, before a convoy of trucks coming from Egypt heads through the Israeli checkpoint north on Al-Rashid Street.

Although the Israeli army says that there are 30 trucks, an eyewitness told the British BBC channel that there were 18 trucks surrounded by crowds of people as they approached the Nabulsi roundabout. Then, video clips broadcast by the Israeli army showed 4 trucks surrounded by people, in addition to people lying on the road and army vehicles parked on the side.

He continued that Al Jazeera also showed a video clip that was partially filmed at the back of the convoy, where gunfire could be heard and people could be seen crawling to the trucks or taking cover behind them. Eyewitnesses also reported that the gunfire came from the direction of the Israeli vehicles, and even more than that. The Israelis prevented access to the wounded.

Israel is an outcast

However, if it were proven that the Israeli army soldiers were the ones who opened fire on this gathering and killed and wounded hundreds of hungry residents, no one in Israel would be upset about that - according to Gideon Levy - because it is “a war as you know: remember October 7th.”

Levy said, "The minimum level of sympathy for the Palestinians completely stopped in Israel on October 7, as if we were in a coma. We only feel sympathy for ourselves, our soldiers and our hostages, and anyone else could explode."

Indeed, Levy continues, Gazans and the world are exploding with anger, and Israel is on the verge of being outcast, as it has never been condemned, denounced, or incited such hatred as is the case today, and soon every Israeli will feel this.

The writer wondered: What must happen in order for the Israelis to wake up from their sense of complacency and activate their moral sensors regarding what has happened since October 7?

He concluded that the night of death and hunger, in which body bags replaced food bags in trucks, and blood mixed with flour, did not inspire Israel to confront the continuation of the war, and nothing would stop it, even to think about its fate, if not because of the horrific price that the residents of Gaza are paying, at least for the price that Israel itself will pay.

Source: Haaretz


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Israeli writer: Israelis must wake up before it's too late