Category Archives: Articles about Genocide and Israel

What you need to know about the ICC Investigation of war crimes in occupied Palestine by Romana Rubeo and Ramzy Baroud

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The ‘narrow scope of the investigation’ has thus far excluded such serious crimes as crimes against humanity. According to the Gaza legal team, the killing of hundreds and wounding of thousands of unarmed protesters participating in the ‘Great March of Return’ is a crime against humanity that must also be investigated.

The ICC’s jurisdiction, of course, goes beyond Bensouda’s decision to investigate ‘war crimes’ only.

Article 5 of the Rome Statute – the founding document of the ICC – extends the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate the following “serious crimes”:
(a) The crime of genocide
(b) Crimes against humanity
(c) War crimes
(d) The crime of aggression

It should come as no surprise that Israel is qualified to be investigated on all four points and that the nature of Israeli crimes against Palestinians often tend to, constitute a mixture of two or more of these points simultaneously.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200510-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-icc-investigation-of-war-crimes-in-occupied-palestine/

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How Mainstream Media Uses Tools of the Trade to Consistently Blame the Victim by Benay Blend

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Both Palestinians and Native Americans have been subjected to genocidal settler-colonial regimes; nevertheless, partly because of their resiliency, neither are extinct, as the myth would have us think. As Steven Salaita observes, that assumption persists in the belief that “Natives have been permanently dispossessed or exist as ahistorical monuments of conquest unable to access modernity, if they exist at all.” Because of this notion, Salaita warns, Palestinian activists might be tempted to use Natives as a model for a “tragic fate” that they do not want themselves. However well-intentioned, as Lujan-Grisham seemed, her statement reinforces what Salaita calls “an ongoing colonial erasure of Indigenous people” both within our borders and beyond.

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/how-mainstream-media-uses-tools-of-the-trade-to-consistently-blame-the-victim/

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Remembering the Qana Massacres by Denijal Jegić

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Israel’s invasion in the summer of 1982 entailed the Siege of Beirut. More than 17,000 civilians were killed and more than 30,000 wounded in ferocious attacks. Israel was also complicit in the Sabra and Shatila genocide
… In her poem “Apologies to All the People in Lebanon,” June Jordan deconstructs the dominant U.S.-Israeli narrative in Lebanon. In dedicating the piece “to the 600,000 Palestinian men, women, and children who lived in Lebanon from 1948-1983,” Jordan implies the continuity of genocide.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2020/04/remembering-the-qana-massacres/

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Israel must free Palestinian detainees immediately on New Straits Times

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We express our solidarity today with all Palestinians and freedom fighters in conjunction with the Palestine Prisoner’s Day on the 17th April… We demand… Prosecute Israel in the International Criminal Court for Genocide and the violation of human rights against Palestinians in Israeli detention.

Continue reading at https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2020/04/585758/israel-must-free-palestinian-detainees-immediately

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Guilt and Impunity: Gaza and COVID-19 by Judith Deutsch

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Israeli leaders brazenly and sadistically, overtly and covertly, carry out their matrix of control, securitization, and incremental genocide. This article raises the question of guilt. Eyal Weizman [3] explores the moral depravity wherein a lesser evil is justifiable if it prevents a greater evil. Michael Ignatieff, human rights scholar and once the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, defended the use of torture on this basis, and also said that he did not lose sleep over Israel’s massacre of 57 people, including 37 children, in the Lebanese village of Qana in 2006. Israel has bombed, with impunity, the entire life-sustaining infrastructure of Gaza, and unless the siege is entirely dismantled, there are many warnings that the Covid-19 pandemic could well be a holocaust.

Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/14/guilt-and-impunity-gaza-and-covid-19/

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Palestine: Crimes of occupiers intensify during pandemic by Tony Seed

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The global COVID-19 crisis is simultaneously bringing out the very best and the very worst of humanity. This is no more true than in Palestine, whose heroic people this year are marking 72 years of steadfast resistance to occupation, dispossession and lawlessness by the Israeli occupation. Whereas the global pandemic requires all of humanity to rise to the occasion, Zionist reactionaries are using the crisis as a means to further their genocide against the Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://tonyseed.wordpress.com/2020/04/12/palestine-crimes-of-occupiers-intensify-during-pandemic/

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A Lethal Virus Called Israeli Occupation: Another Somber Easter in Occupied Palestine by Raouf Halaby

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Palestine’s population in the West Bank and Gaza is over 5 million people. As previously stated, since the year 2000, over 10,000 Palestinians have been brutally murdered by Israel’s army and settlers, funded exclusively with hard earned U.S. tax dollars. To extrapolate, that means that between the year 2000 and 2020,  660,00 American citizens would have been murdered.
Would we allow such a genocide?

Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/10/a-lethal-virus-called-israeli-occupation-another-somber-easter-in-occupied-palestine/

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Gareth Smith, Byron Bay: Extremely simplistic account of Israel and Palastinian talks on The Echo

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When Palestinians protested, 21 were gunned down by the Israeli occupation forces, and the heart of Hebron, Shuhada Street, was closed down to all but Jews. To this day it remains closed, and its shop and home doors are welded shut. Netanyahu told the illegal settlers at the shrine that his political party, Likud, is the party of Baruch Goldstein!
However, this genocidal attitude is not confined to Netanyahu and Likud. Take for example the mass rally in Tel Aviv (April, 2016) where thousands of Israelis bestowed hero status on Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who had murdered an injured Palestinian. Jewish reporter, Dan Cohen, tweeted ‘Crowd chants “Elor the hero” and “death to Arabs”. This seems more like a celebration of murder than anything’.

Continue reading at https://www.echo.net.au/2020/04/extremely-simplistic-account-of-israel-and-palastinian-talks/

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How does the Israeli Military Censor Impact Our News Coverage? by Hanna Kawas

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Here is a just-released open letter that demonstrates how CBC’s coverage, and their justification of such biased reporting, is both “unacceptable and disingenuous”.
… We would all do well to take a lesson in morality, humanity and objectivity regarding the Palestinian genocide, from archbishop Desmond Tutu, the renowned fighter against South African apartheid and racism, who said:

“Those who turn a blind eye to injustice actually perpetuate injustice. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/how-does-the-israeli-military-censor-impact-our-news-coverage/

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