Since the Gaza ceasefire, Hamas has not fired a single rocket. What has Israel done?

On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a war that killed 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and 73 Israelis (mostly soldiers). Since then Hamas has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has done the following:

  1. Annexed another 1500 acres of West Bank land
  2. Seized $56 million of PA tax revenue
  3. Not lifted the illegal blockade (as required by the ceasefire)
  4. Broken the ceasefire by firing at fishermen on four separate occasions
  5. Detained six fishermen
  6. Killed a 22-year-old, Issa al Qatari, a week before his wedding
  7. Killed 16-year-old Mohammed Sinokrot with a rubber bullet to the head
  8. Tortured a prisoner to the point of hospitalisation
  9. Refused 13 members of the European Parliament entry into Gaza
  10. Detained at least 127 people across the West Bank, including a seven-year-old boy in Hebron and two children, aged seven and eight, taken from the courtyard of their house in Silwad – and tear-gassed their mother
  11. Continued to hold 33 members of the Palestinian Legislative Council in prison
  12. Continued to hold 500 prisoners in administrative detention without charge or trial
  13. Destroyed Bedouin homes in Khan al Ahmar, near Jerusalem, leaving 14 people homeless, and unveiled a plan to forcibly move thousands of Bedouin away from Jerusalem into two purpose-built townships
  14. Destroyed a dairy factory in Hebron whose profits supported an orphanage
  15. Destroyed a family home in Silwan, making five children homeless
  16. Destroyed a house in Jerusalem where aid supplies en route to Gaza were being stored
  17. Destroyed a well near Hebron
  18. Set fire to an olive grove near Hebron
  19. Raided a health centre and a nursery school in Nablus, causing extensive damage
  20. Destroyed a swathe of farmland in Rafah by driving tanks over it
  21. Ordered the dismantling of a small monument in Jerusalem to Mohamed Abu Khdeir, murdered in July by an Israeli lynch mob
  22. Continued building a vast tunnel network under Jerusalem
  23. Stormed the al Aqsa mosque compound with a group of far right settlers
  24. Assisted hundreds of settlers in storming Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus
  25. Prevented students from entering al Quds University, firing stun grenades and rubber bullets at those who tried to go in
  26. Earned unknown millions on reconstruction materials for Gaza, where 100,000 people need their destroyed homes rebuilt. The total bill is estimated at $7.8 billion

Source: LRB

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