US Now Says Jews Committed Atrocities in the West Bank (But Not in Gaza???)

This is so ridiculous.

How are units in the West Bank responsible for “gross violations,” while the IDF as a whole is not responsible for “gross violations”?

The IDF as a whole is the one doing the “infinity child massacre” in Gaza.

How can that go unaddressed, while Jews in the West Bank are being sanctioned for killing many fewer people?

The Guardian:

The US has found five units of the Israeli security forces responsible for gross violations of human rights, over incidents in the West Bank before the current Gaza war, the state department has said.

The findings come at a time when Israel is facing potential accountability from the international criminal court and the state department for its conduct of the conflict in Gaza, in which more than 34,000 people have been killed.

The units found to be involved in abuses in the West Bank are mostly from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) but include at least one police unit. They have not been sanctioned, however, the state department said.

Four of the units were judged to have carried out effective remedial action after the US state department shared its findings with Israel.

The fifth, an ultra-orthodox military unit known as Netzah Yehuda, drawn in part from West Bank settlers, was about to be blacklisted earlier this month under the Leahy laws, which ban US funding of any foreign military units involved in atrocities.

They are not even asking about applying these laws to Gaza.

Obviously, if someone even brought up the topic, they would be forced to admit that yes, Gaza is the largest atrocity ever committed by anyone on earth.

The unit had carried out no apparent remedial action despite having been alerted to the abuses and Israeli government lawyers had ignored communications about the issue for months, according to US officials.

Shortly before the sanctions were due to be announced, however, Israeli government lawyers urgently contacted Washington and insisted that under the current 10-year US memorandum of understanding governing military relations with Israel signed in 2018, Israel should be given more time to respond to the US finding. US officials stressed that Leahy sanctions remained under consideration.

After a careful process, we found five Israeli units responsible for individual incidents of gross violations of human rights. All of these were incidents much before October 7 and none took place in Gaza,” a state department spokesperson, Vedant Patel, said.

Yeah – no incidents in Gaza.


“Four of these units have effectively remediated these violations, which is what we expect partners to do … For a remaining unit, we continue to be in consultations and engagements with the government of Israel.

The Guardian reported in January that the Leahy laws were interpreted by different, more lenient rules in Israel compared with other countries.

This is clearly intended to convince the Americans (and I guess the Europeans as well) that the US government is doing something about Gaza.

What they are charging these West Bank soldiers with is stuff that has been happening for decades on end. The thing that is new is the wholesale mass slaughter in Gaza. Nothing like this has ever happened before anywhere in the world.

And hey – if these atrocities were happening before October 7th, doesn’t that mean October 7th was justified?

We are being told that the Jewish attacks on Gaza are justified because of the October 7th “atrocities,” so wouldn’t atrocities against Palestinians justify a response as well?

I don’t understand the math here at all, and apparently you’re not allowed to talk about it.