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U.S. State Dept. supports death squads, war crimes and soldiers dressed as medics...

•, Kevin Hughes

The U.S. Department of State is supporting death squads executing helpless patients while disguised as medical personnel.

Max Blumenthal, editor-in-chief of the Grayzone, remarked on X that the State Department backs "apartheid death squads which disguise themselves as doctors and nurses to execute comatose teens at point blank range, so long as they operate within the laws of war."

Blumenthal made the comment in response to a post by author Dr. Assal Rad who, in turn, referenced remarks made by State Department spokesman Matthew Miller. The spokesperson reportedly said during a Jan. 30 press briefing that "Israel has the right to carry out anti-terrorism operations to bring members of Hamas to justice."

"We want them to be carried out in full compliance with international humanitarian law," Miller continued. When asked by a reporter if such brutal conduct was befitting a state that controls every single person in a whole territory, he replied: "We think it is appropriate that they have the ability to bring members of Hamas to justice, but as I said it needs to be done in compliance with international humanitarian law."

Israelis kill 3 Palestinian militants in undercover operation

The Guardian reported on Jan. 30 that Israeli soldiers dressed in doctors' scrubs and women's clothes killed three Palestinian militants in a hospital in the West Bank city of Jenin. The attackers were from a border police counter-terrorism unit and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

CCTV footage of the operation's aftermath revealed that the soldiers entered the Ibn Sina hospital during the early hours of Jan. 30. Israeli media said the units made their way to a room on the third floor and shot all three men in the head using pistols equipped with silencers in an attack that took less than 10 minutes from beginning to end.