Gaza, 15 Shafar 1434/28 December 2012  (MINA) – Memory cannot be erased of the pain the Palestinian people have suffered in the israeli war ” Cast Lead” on Gaza despite competing of events day after day. In these days of December 4 years ago we were suffering the pain, killing, shelling, victims and the smell of bloody massacre against Palestinians in the Gaza strip.

     The massacre extended For 22 days, leaving over 1,500 dead and more than 5,000 injured and thousands of destroyed homes and damaged land, according to report in the website received by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Friday.

      Today after 4 years on the anniversary of the massacre, there are still details of the story engraved in the face of the little memory, holding hope and determination to live on this ground.


       In its first day the smell of barbecue wafted from flesh of children and civilians, which melt under the bombs and missiles, especially in the first strike, which focused on the security headquarters, where hundreds were killed. Day after day, the massacres appeared more clearly and thousands of families have been displaced. 


       The political analyst, Talal Okal, said that the Gaza war is considered to be the major war after war of 1967.


       He says, ” Israel tried an entire war within the occupied territory, using all the military means available , causing thousands of casualties, injuries and destroying thousands of homes.”


       He points out that years of Al-Aqsa Intifada carried many of the victims and developments; but did not reach the form of 2008 if the war Israel used internationally banned weapons.


       Political analyst Suheel Muheisen says that the recent aggression, which Israel called as “Pillar of cloud” is not the only thing that made Gaza the crossroads point, despite horrendous crimes in it.


      He added, ” Israel has been defeated in 2006 war against Lebanon, as Hezbollah killed dozens of Israeli soldiers. So, Israel wanted to get its military deterrence back, so it commits all these crimes against Palestinians in the war of 2008.”


       Outlawed, which occurred in the south of Lebanon by Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006 open occupation appetite for restoring deterrence and restoring morale in 2008 in Gaza declared war without declaring its objectives.


       Observers agree that the objectives of israeli war in 2008 concentrated on  the “overthrow of  Hamas rule in Gaza and  restoration of the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and  destruction of the resistance power as well as restoring  deterrence that has been lost in Lebanon.”


       The analyst Tawfiq Abu Schumer says that the goal of israeli war in 2008 was to subject Gaza and destroy the resistance.


       He added that the biggest beneficiary of the Israeli war in 2008 was the push it gave to the resistance to prepare itself very well to the next round. That was what the resistance did, so that they defended the Palestinian people against Israeli attacks in the Israeli war in 2012. (T/R-022/R-006)


Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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