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Israel's colonial violence gives Palestinians the right to defend themselves

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The Biden administration has been presented with an opportunity to sound its rocket rhetoric after Hamas retaliated against the Israeli colonial violence unleashed upon Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. As Israel bombed the Gaza Strip, creating yet another wave of internally displaced Palestinians, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken kept silent about the US-funded military aggression. But, he said, the US is: "Very deeply concerned about the rocket attacks that we're seeing now, that they need to stop, they need to stop immediately."

Another biased warning came from the US State Department's Spokesperson Ned Price: "We call for restraint and for calm. Israel has the right to defend itself and to respond to rocket attacks." US President Joe Biden called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reassure: "Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory."

Even former UN........

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