Israel was founded on land taken from the Palestinians and then occupied the Left Bank and Gaza in the Ten Day War. They have continually stolen, and established settlements on, the most productive Palestinian land. Now that the Palestinian territories have areas have been reduced to unviable concentration camps which can only survive with assistance from outside, Israel continues to terrorise the populations with constant air and ground attacks, assassinations and kidnappings.
Palestinians' puny attempts at retaliation are used as excuses to continue the carnage. A recent suicide bombing (a few deaths - less than 10), the first in 18 months, was used as the pretext for attacks which killed over 1,000. Israel's depredations have also mean't that they have control of essential services in, and access to, Palestine and periodically, just for a bit of sadistic fun, electricity, water etc are cut off and access for UN food and medical supplies denied.
All of these activities are, of course illegal which makes it no surprise to find that the US and Israel (complicit in this) are among the few nations which do not accept the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice or the International Criminal Court. The UN has passed countless resolutions calling upon these two to stop their illegal acts but these have been ignored.
Both of these nations, in an effort to 'justify' themselves, claim that the Palestinians have vowed to drive Israel into the sea. While some Arab organisations did take this stance, the Palestinians, and subsequently and consequently the Arab League (including Iran despite current US rhetoric) accepted the UN position that the solution was two states on internationally agreed borders over 30 years ago.
If you want to know what is really going on, do not trust US or Israeli mass media which are completely government compliant.
Israeli information Centre for Human rights in the Occupied Territories
· 1 decade ago