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Israel's demands for Gaza's reconstruction must be opposed

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The international community speaks of mechanisms, while Israel is preoccupied with exploiting the need for Gaza to be reconstructed to free the Israelis held by Hamas in the enclave. Meanwhile, displaced Palestinians face yet another round of humanitarian deprivation, even as the dissociation between the experience of displaced Palestinians and the politics seeking to prevent reconstruction becomes more apparent.

Building upon former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's colonial aggression, Naftali Bennett wasted no time in promoting his blatantly violent agenda. Israel, the new prime minister and former settler leader, said, "Does not have any intention to harm those who have not risen against us in violence, and those who are held captive by a ruthless and violent terror organisation." His attempt to make the resistance movement the issue rather than Israel's brutal military occupation — which predates Hamas by decades — exposes the deceitful narrative at which Zionists are expert.

With over 100,000 Palestinian civilians displaced, not to mention those murdered in the latest bombardment of........

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