Wikileaks has released a number of classified documents over the past few years that have shown a clear connection between the United States and Israel is committing serious crimes against humanity towards Palestine.
Here is a rundown of leaked information that has confirmed that Israel with the complacency of the U.S has been making Gaza Hell on Earth.
1. Purposefully Holding the Gazan Economy Hostage
This cable from 2008 shows that the United States was updated on the intentional obstruction of prosperity in the Gazan Economy. Israel was intentionally keeping the Gazan economy just above a “humanitarian crisis.”
“Israeli officials have confirmed to embassy officials on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis.”
2. Blockades Resulting in Lack of Access to Medical Supplies and Electricity and Water
A cable released from 2009 showed that Israeli imposed blockades are creating an artificial crisis in Gaza. Due to the blockades created by Israeli crossing points, basic necessities are kept from entering into Gaza.
“Access to Gaza for goods through Israeli
crossing points remains severely constrained. While there
are adequate stocks of basic food items in Gaza, the lack of
variety and continuing price increases are negatively
impacting people’s health. A lack of medicine is crippling
the health sector. The water and electricity grids, while
restored to 2008 levels, suffer from a lack of supplies and
3. The Deliberate Violent Targeting and Killing of Civilians.
Israel may arbitrarily consider civilian villages, military bases but the rest of the world does not. An Oct, 2008 cable that was leaked showing that one of the greatest enemies of Israel is IDF soldiers who speak publicly about the atrocities committed by the Israeli government.
“Eisenkot labeled any Israeli response to resumed
conflict the “Dahiya doctrine” in reference to the leveled
Dahiya quarter in Beirut during the Second Lebanon War in
2006. He said Israel will use disproportionate force upon
any village that fires upon Israel, ‘causing great damage and
destruction.’ Eisenkot made very clear: this is not a
recommendation, but an already approved plan — from the
Israeli perspective, these are “not civilian villages, they
are military bases.’”
4. The Beating, Looting, and Use Of Gazans as Human Shields.
A cable from, July, 2009 shows that IDF soldiers committed terrible acts against Palestinians. Thanks to the organization, Breaking the Silence, veteran IDF soldiers admitted to committed war crimes against the people of the Gaza Strip, during Operation Cast Lead
“IDF abuses such as looting, beatings, vandalism of property and the use of the local population as human shields. But by far the strongest reverberation [sic] in Israel was that created by the Israeli organization “Breaking the Silence”, which collected testimony from 26 unnamed IDF soldiers. All of the soldiers had been involved in Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, and testified to instances where Gazans were used as human shields, incendiary phosphorous shells were fired over civilian population areas, and other examples of excessive firepower that caused unnecessary fatalities and destruction of property.”
5. Israel Facilitated the Creation of Hamas.
This is one of the most controversial documents released. While it may seem outlandish, two leaked documents one from, 1988 and one from, 1989 make it clear this is not some unsubstantiated conspiracy theory. What would would western headlines read like of Hamas did not exist today?
“comment: earlier in the uprising, some israeli occupation officials indicated that hamas served as a useful counter to the secular organizations loyal to the plo. a number of palestinians loyal to the plo alleged that the idf was using hamas for such a purpose. outlawing the organization inkcates [sic] that the idf no longer sees — if it ever did — utility in allowing hamas to operate. the israelis may have been particularly troubled over the difficulty of penetrating the organization. as hamas has directed more violence against alleged collaborators, it is likely that the occupation authorities decided action was needed to discourage its further growth.”
“many west bankers believe that israel actively supports hamas in an effort to divide palestinians and weaken the intifada. they point to the fact that hamas operatives act boldly in distributing their leaflets. shopkeepers in jerusalem and nablus report that, whereas unlu leaflets are distributed secretly for fear of israeli security forces, hamas operatives walk into shops and present their leaflets directly to the owners. mayor freij of bethlehem claims that members of some well known families who collaborate with israeli officials have been seen among hamas street gangs in bethlehem.
Furthermore, despite massive arrests–and the public identity of many mb leaders–relatively few hamas leaders have been detained. in recent weeks, fundamentalist leaders have given interviews to israeli publications that would have landed secularistleaders in detention. we believe that, while israeli forces may be turning a blind eye to hamas activities, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that israel is providing active support.”