Palestinians shield Israeli policewoman from rocks thrown by Jewish extremists

Original post with 90 upvotes was deleted and account banned. Reposting.

Of course, the Israelis would justify their destruction/takeover of Palestinian land as self defense, rockets, etc... and just to head off that argument...

Credit goes to /u/whatiscensorship. I'm merely repeating a slightly edited version of their comment.

Israelis consistently broke ceasefires by attacking first with a ratio of 2 to 1

For example, the Israeli human rights group B'tselem, citing the Israeli Shin Bet, notes that nearly 14,000 projectiles were fired from Gaza from 2005 to 2013. UN OCHA noted that Israel fired about the same number of artillery shells into 2006 alone. Lastly, the Shin Bet keeps numbers on Palestinian fire from Gaza but does not differentiate between fire at Israeli targets that have entered Gaza vs. those outside it. Also, it does not have data available at the week level, only the month level. Even using their numbers for Palestinian fire though, Israeli violations outnumber them nearly two to one.

Before people cry about "shots fired aren't indicators of ceasefires broken," this analysis provides both number of projectiles launched as well as cease fire violations. Those statistics are tracked separately.


We decided to tally the data to find out. We analyzed the entire timeline of killings of Palestinians by Israelis, and killings of Israelis by Palestinians, in the Second Intifada, based on the data from the widely-respected Israeli Human Rights group B'Tselem (including all the data from September 2000 to October 2008).

We defined "conflict pauses" as periods of one or more days when no one is killed on either side, and we asked which side kills first after conflict pauses of different durations. As shown in Figure 2, this analysis shows that it is overwhelmingly Israel that kills first after a pause in the conflict: 79% of all conflict pauses were interrupted when Israel killed a Palestinian, while only 8% were interrupted by Palestinian attacks (the remaining 13% were interrupted by both sides on the same day). In addition, we found that this pattern -- in which Israel is more likely than Palestine to kill first after a conflict pause -- becomes more pronounced for longer conflict pauses. Indeed, of the 25 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than a week, Israel unilaterally interrupted 24, or 96%, and it unilaterally interrupted 100% of the 14 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than 9 days.


Israel has been shown to not only violate cease fires first, they violate them at a 2:1 ratio compared to the Palestinians and do far more damage every time they manage to provoke a response and subsequent conflict.

The articles above cite data from Israeli Human Rights group B'Tselem as well as from Shin Bet (Israeli FBI).

Edit - Won't be able to respond due to ban. If seeing what happened to the guy I copied this from is any indication, anyone who wants to post this should do so from an account they aren't afraid to lose.

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