Netanyahu the war criminal

6 wars and more than 13,000 killed since he took office

Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Twitter/X)
The current prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has had the longest term in office in the history of the Israeli occupation, has supervised six wars in the Gaza Strip since he took office in 2009 until now, according to Al-Ghad Newspaper.اضافة اعلان

He has been labeled as a "war criminal" due to the wars he led in Gaza, which, until now, have resulted in the deaths of over 12,542 Palestinians and tens of thousands missing under the rubble.

These wars also led to the deaths of thousands of Palestinian civilians and the arrest of others based on fabricated charges. Additionally, many leaders of Palestinian resistance movements were assassinated, and tens of thousands of housing units were destroyed, displacing their residents.

We look back at the history of the controversial and repulsive politician.

2012 "Pillar of Defense":This war started on November 14, 2012, and lasted for 8 days. The goal was to destroy locations storing rockets of resistance movements. Approximately 180 Palestinians, including 42 children and 11 women, were killed, and around 1,300 others were wounded. Israel lost 20 soldiers and 4 civilians. The resistance launched over 1,500 rockets.

2014 "Protective Edge":This conflict began on July 7, 2014, and lasted for 51 days, with over 60,000 Israeli airstrikes. It was sparked by the alleged kidnapping and murder of three Israeli settlers and the kidnapping and killing of the Palestinian child Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Israel claimed the objective was to destroy underground tunnels used by the resistance. This war resulted in 2,322 Palestinian deaths and 11,000 injuries. Israel lost 68 soldiers and 4 civilians. The financial loss to Israel exceeded $1 billion.

2019 "Dawn of Jerusalem":
This began on November 12, 2019, with the assassination of the leader of the northern region of Saraya al-Quds, Bahaa Abu al-Ata, by an Israeli drone-launched missile. The response, known as the "Dawn of Jerusalem" battle, saw hundreds of rockets fired towards Israeli towns. Israel suffered human and material losses, with 34 Palestinians killed and more than 100 injured.

2021 "Sword of Jerusalem":This battle, referred to as "Guardian of the Walls" by Israel, was triggered by settlers seizing homes of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and Israeli forces entering Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinian resistance launched over 4,000 rockets at towns and cities in Israel. Some of these rockets had a range exceeding 250 kilometers, and some targeted Ramon Airport. This resulted in the deaths of 12 Israelis and the injury of around 330 others, according to Israeli sources.

Approximately 250 Palestinians were killed and more than 5,000 injured. Israel also bombed several residential towers and claimed to have destroyed about 100 kilometers of tunnels in Gaza.

2022 “True Dawn”:In 2022, Israel assassinated the commander of the northern region of Saraya al-Quds (the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement) in Gaza. The Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian factions retaliated with the "Unity of Arenas' ' operation, launching hundreds of rockets into Israeli towns and cities, including Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport, Ashdod, Be'er Sheva, and more.

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