To turn a blind eye to Israel’s massacres in Gaza today is to be complicit in Israel’s genocidal attacks against the Palestinian people. As of 2 PM on August 9th, an estimated 1,922 Palestinians have been killed — of whom 448 are children and 235 women — and 7,469 wounded by the Israel since July 7, 2014. At least 86% of casualties are civilians. An estimated 200,000 people are still displaced, of whom 10,000 are pregnant women. 373,000 children are estimated to require psychosocial support. A conservative estimate of homes destroyed or damaged beyond repair is 65,000. Nineteen ambulance drivers and other medics, nine UNRWA workers and nineteen journalists are among the dead. Israel has targeted hospitals, schools, shelters, NGO offices, fishing boats, universities and mosques. It has destroyed Gaza’s only power plant and only sewage treatment system, and there is fear that sewage may contaminate drinking water. Among recorded war crimes are shooting at children and at fleeing civilians. This is not a war in which civilians are ‘collateral damage’. This is a war in which civilians are the targets.
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