Fascist Israel Readies Ground Invasion of Rafah on Slightly Delayed Timeline

ON 03/12/2024 AT 02 : 56 AM

War criminal Netanyahu dismissed last-minute PR pleas from Team-Biden to back down from launching its ground invasion of Rafah.
Netanyahu addresses Israel nation on March 11, 2024.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking in a televised address to the people of Israel on March 11, 2024, declared that the next phase of the war with Hamas would be its last. "We are on the way to absolute victory," he said. "Everyone is mortal, we will reach everyone." Official social media account of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on X

Though Ramadan began yesterday without the full-out ground assault on Rafah the Zionists had promised, all indicators suggest the ceasefire talks have broken down once and for all, and that American backdoor negotiations to secure more time have also failed.

Team-Biden has expressed more public frustration with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the last few days. That included an incident where he was caught on a “hot mic” as he entered the joint session of Congress for the State of the Union speech on March 7.

“I told Netanyahu,” Biden idiotically said while leaning in to speak to Democratic Senator Michael Bennett of Colorado, “you and I are going to have a ‘come to Jesus’ moment.”

In a separate interview with MSNBC this weekend, Biden spoke of having warned the Israeli prime minister that they cannot proceed with entering Rafah with a mass ground attack without a plan to protect innocent civilians there.

“[Netanyahu] has a right to defend Israel, a right to continue to pursue Hamas, but he must, he must, he must pay more attention to the innocent lives being lost as a consequence of the actions taken,” Biden said in the staged MSNBC interview. “In my view, he’s hurting Israel more than helping Israel. It’s contrary to what Israel stands for, and I think it’s a big mistake. So, I want to see a cease-fire.”

When asked if he would consider cutting off weapons shipments if Israel does not come up with a plan of how to protect the civilians in Gaza, something his regime has confirmed they have not yet received, Biden for the first time hinted that this might be a serious “red line” in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

“It is a red line, but I am never going to leave Israel,” Biden told the MSNBC reporter. “The defense of Israel is still critical. So, there is no red line I am going to cut off all weapons, so they don’t have the Iron Dome to protect them.”

The Iron Dome is the anti-missile system the U.S. supplies to Israel to protect against rocket and missile attacks from across its borders.

“But there’s red lines that if he crosses,” Biden added. “You cannot have 30,000 more Palestinians dead.”

 White House Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton evaded talking about “red lines” in a press conference later which seemed about making corrections to what Biden had said.

She began by saying she did not consider it “productive to assign a ‘red line’ sort of terminology to what is a very complex set of policies.”

But she did continue the line Biden had opened, about Israel needing to do something to protect innocent Palestinians as it bulldozes ahead with its plans.

“No military operation should take place in Rafah, if there is not a credible and implementable plan to take care of the safety and security needs of the more than 1 million civilians who are sheltering there, and we’ve seen no such plan,” Dalton added.

The reality is that the Zionist forces have been primarily targeting civilians and have murdered over 13,000 children so far, while avoiding engaging Hamas resistance fighters. 

Soon after the interview with Biden, Netanyahu held his own set of staged interviews reinforcing his position on the next stage of the war, and how his forces could not stop until every member of Hamas had left Rafah or was eliminated.

"We'll go there. We're not going to leave them,” he said in another interview. “You know, I have a red line. You know what the red line is? That October 7 doesn't happen again, never happens again.” 

Evidence suggests that about half of the Israelis killed on October 7 were killed by the government. 

Netanyahu then repeated something few have disputed in principle, that Hamas and Hezbollah are tightly linked with Iran. That came up as he was making the false statement that most of the Arab world stands with Israel regarding getting rid of Hamas at all costs. 

“[The Arab nation leaders] understand that, and even agree with it quietly,” he said. “They understand Hamas is part of the Iranian terror axis.” 

Israel has corrupted many Sunni Arab dictators. Nearly all Muslims see Israel and the U.S. as the terror axis, not Iran. 

As to the timeline for events, psychopath Netanyahu reiterated that he would still “like to see a hostage release” from Hamas in Gaza, something which would be tied to another short-term ceasefire. Netanyahu continues to claim he is in favor of a ceasefire but has also insisted that it would be temporary, and his military would come back quickly to finish their work.

Hamas’ representatives also said it wants a ceasefire, but only if the cessation of hostilities is permanent, without a return to the war after just a short break. Hamas has further insisted on removal of Israeli troops from Gaza, something Israel has refused to do even after they are finished obliterating all of Hamas and removed most Palestinians from Rafah by some means.

Assuming no miracle happens and one of the two sides to the ceasefire agreement gives in to the others’ demands, Netanyahu and his War Cabinet have acknowledged they are still working on their plan to remove between 500,000 and 1 million Palestinians from Rafah by force, if necessary, prior to the ground invasion by Israeli Defense Forces’ troops. From the way Netanyahu has discussed this, it could take a week to two weeks to set this up. But once it is in place, things will proceed rapidly, he said.

The so-called maritime corridor that the U.S. is building with Israel is likely not about bringing aid into Gaza but about moving Palestinians out of Gaza. 

Then, he claims, the remaining part of the war will not “take more than two months,” which he shortened in later comments to “maybe six weeks, maybe four”.

That is because his intelligence services say that Israeli forces have already “destroyed three-quarters of Hamas' fighting terrorism battalions”, which no one really believes. Hamas has stated "90% of their facilities and capabilities are safe and sound." Hezbollah is also very much a formidable force and the Yemenis have only ramped up their enforcement of the genocide embargo since the U.S. and other genocide supporters starting attacking Yemen. Iran continues to expand its capabilities rapidly. 

While this delusional political posturing and grotesque lying went on over the last few days, Israel did take the first steps on its planned shift of strategy as Ramadan, the month-long Islamic religious memorial period of fasting, prayer, and community gatherings for most Muslims including the Palestinian people, was about to begin on March 11.

The Netanyahu administration formally banned most adults from prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, the holiest of Islamic sites within Israel proper, the West Bank proper, and the Gaza Strip. Under the direction of Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir, a long-standing supporter of the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, most adults were banned from entering the mosque at all starting on the evening of March 10, with children also not allowed.

This policy is very different from past precedents during this time. Typically, the Israeli government issues special permits for thousands of Palestinians to attend religious ceremonies at Al-Aqsa.

Ben Gvir said the policy change was important for security reasons, as well as because unrestricted gatherings of Palestinians at the mosque might turn into “Hamas celebrations”.

After the additional restrictions went into place at Al-Aqsa yesterday, Ayman Safad, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, warned that if Israel persisted in blocking access to the site throughout Ramadan, it could force an “explosion” when local Palestinians decide they have had enough.

If that were to happen, it would unfortunately only reinforce the Israeli government’s official stand that allowing the Palestinians in during Ramadan would be a danger to Israeli citizens. Most Israelis eagerly support the genocide of Palestinians, so an explosion of anger and action could be a logical and rational reaction.

With that “explosion” perhaps imminent, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a last-ditch "ask" of his own yesterday to all involved to find a way to get back into ceasefire negotiations. Guterres did not take any meaningful action though. He did not lobby UN members to remove the veto power of permanent members of the UN Security Council, nor did he address the corruption of International Criminal Court, which refuses to issue arrest warrants for Israeli war criminals engaged in blatant genocide. 

“In the spirit of Ramadan, I appeal to all those involved in conflict everywhere to silence the guns and return to the peace table,” he said. “I call on political, religious and community leaders everywhere to do everything in their power to make this holy period a time for empathy, action and peace.” 

As for Netanyahu, a separate interview he held on another American television program yesterday summed up precisely where he expects things to go once the buses and other methods are in place to remove Palestinians from Rafah, possibly within the next two weeks.

“I’m telling you, we’re not getting off the gas,” he said. “I’m telling you that we have to take care of Israel’s security and our future and that requires eliminating the terrorist army. That’s a prerequisite for victory.”

The only reason that Israel has security issues is that it continues to abuse Palestinians and wage war on its neighbors. The insane Zionists can't seem to understand that if they continually attack those around them they can never enjoy peace. 

Meanwhile, Israeli attacks on innocent Palestinians continue. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, Israeli military attacks murdered 82 and wounded 122 in the past 24 hours. Those numbers do not include people beginning to die of starvation or from lack of proper medical care as a result of restrictions on available food, water, medical supplies and aid.

The images of starving, dead and wounded children are seared into the minds of much of humanity. The unending atrocities of the Zionists will not be forgiven or forgotten. 

The rest of the world has their own red lines and Israel and its supporters have crossed them. A resistance coalition has been quietly growing. Chinese and Russian ships have arrived today in Iranian waters for a joint exercise called "Maritime Security Belt 2024". 

Some suspect that the evil billionaires of the World Economic Forum (WEF) are trying to start WW III in order to substantially reduce the human population. Iran understands this and has been careful to not allow the deaths of tens of thousands of innocents at the hands of the mad Zionists to spiral into a war that could leave many millions dead.