Israeli lawmaker’s call for genocide of Palestinians gets thousands of Facebook likes by Ali Abunumah

A day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive allegedly by six Israeli Jewish youths, Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked published on Facebook a call for genocide of the Palestinians. It is a call for genocide because it declares that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and justifies its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.” It is a call for genocide because it calls for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.” If Shaked’s post does not meet the legal definition of a call for genocide then nothing does.

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A Global Legal Intifada: If It’s a Genocide in Gaza, then Invoke the Convention to Stop it by Osama Husseini

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On Monday, Iran is hosting a meeting of the Non Aligned Movement urging global action to end what top Iranian officials have called the “genocide” in Gaza. Certainly meaningful action is desperately needed. And if Iran and other governments are serious about taking action and the charge of genocide, they have an avenue open to them: Go beyond denunciations and invoke the Genocide Convention against Israel.

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Nakba Memoricide: Genocide Studies and the Zionist/Israeli genocide of Palestine by Haifa Rashed, Dr. Damien Short, and Professor John Docker

In our view, taken together, the collections and books on genocide in Genocide Studies represent an archive of Nakba denial. Our concern is not so much that Israel is not classed as a case of genocide, but that it is never substantively discussed, even though there are good clear reasons for doing so… In Genocide Studies, international Zionism has achieved one of its most successful scholarly ideological victories. In its silent refusal to entertain substantive studies of the Nakba, without any self-reflexive discussion, Genocide Studies is on ethically dangerous ground. Because the field fears Zionist intimidation and ad hominem attack, it judges that a determined disinclination to pursue critical scrutiny of the Nakba as genocide serves its self-interest as a growing discipline. Genocide Studies is now on the edge of an ethical precipice, a crisis of intellectual bad faith, claiming to be making scholarly choices only, when those choices are subtended by political considerations. This essay calls for further research and discussion on this particular case study, which has thus far been sorely neglected in Genocide Studies.

 

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Nakba Memoricide: Genocide Studies and the Zionist/israeli Genocide Of Palestine and other articles by Haifa Rashed, Dr. Damien Short, and Professor John Docker

In our view, taken together, the collections and books on genocide in Genocide Studies represent an archive of Nakba denial. Our concern is not so much that Israel is not classed as a case of genocide, but that it is never substantively discussed, even though there are good clear reasons for doing so… In Genocide Studies, international Zionism has achieved one of its most successful scholarly ideological victories. In its silent refusal to entertain substantive studies of the Nakba, without any self-reflexive discussion, Genocide Studies is on ethically dangerous ground. Because the field fears Zionist intimidation and ad hominem attack, it judges that a determined disinclination to pursue critical scrutiny of the Nakba as genocide serves its self-interest as a growing discipline. Genocide Studies is now on the edge of an ethical precipice, a crisis of intellectual bad faith, claiming to be making scholarly choices only, when those choices are subtended by political considerations. This essay calls for further research and discussion on this particular case study, which has thus far been sorely neglected in Genocide Studies.

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U.N. rights investigator accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’ by Stephanie Nebehay

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Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, told a news conference that Israeli policies bore “unacceptable characteristics of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing”.


“Every increment of enlarging the settlements or every incident of house demolition is a way of worsening the situation confronting the Palestinian people and reducing what prospects they might have as the outcome of supposed peace negotiations.”


Asked about his accusation of ethnic cleansing, Falk said that more than 11,000 Palestinians had lost their right to live in Jerusalem since 1996 due to Israel imposing residency laws favouring Jews and revoking Palestinian residence permits. “The 11,000 is just the tip of the iceberg because many more are faced with possible challenges to their residency rights.”

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CAPTIVE REVOLUTION: Palestinian women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System by Nahla Abdo

CAPTIVE REVOLUTION (2014) could not have come out at a more timely and pertinent epoch in the history of Palestinians under Israeli brutal occupation. The book represents one chapter ithe long history of the Palestinian suffering of about 66 years at the hands of Israel’s settler colonial occupation…  Today in the Gaza Strip we are witnessing another chapter of Israel’s policies and practices of ethnic cleansing and, I may add, genocide against Palestinian women, men and children. On the 29th day of Israel’s bombardment of the Strip, more than 10000 women, children and men have been killed and injured. In a population of about 1.8 million people about half a million, mainlwomen and children have been displaced. Entire families were annihilated and wiped out from the registers of the citizenship map.

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Israeli Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestine – The Slow-Motion Genocide by Stephen Lendman

Why aren’t Israeli leaders held accountable? Why is Palestinian suffering allowed to continue? Why aren’t their legitimate rights respected? Why isn’t international law enforced? Terrorism’s infrastructure lies in Israel’s occupation… Decades of Israeli leaders bear full responsibility. Palestinians are wrongfully blamed for their crimes. Israel is guilty of slow-motion genocide.

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Advocating for Palestinian Rights in conformity with International Law: Guidelines An outcome document by Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, Birzeit University Institute of Law

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“Today, colonialism, including settler colonialism, is absolutely prohibited. Colonialism, however, was not expressly prohibited by international law at the time Israel was established. The normative shift began only in the 1950s as result of anti-colonial liberation movements, and colonialism became expressly prohibited in 1960, when the UN adopted the Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. Since the prohibition does not apply retroactively, earlier colonial processes in which settler colonial societies had established themselves as nation-states were de facto immunized and normalized by UN-led ecolonization. As a result, the dominant legal opinion is that the legal framework of colonialism is not applicable within the borders of existing states, even where founded through aggression, colonization, ethnic cleansing or genocide, such as the United States, Australia and Israel.”

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Amnesty International: Trigger Happy – Israel’s Use of Excessive Force in the West Bank

5. ISRAEL’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
Several bodies of international law apply to Israel’s conduct in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem…  International criminal law, which establishes individual criminal responsibility for certain violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, such as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, as well as torture, extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearance…

5.5 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
Individuals, including military personnel and law enforcement officers, can be held criminally
responsible for certain violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian
law.
Under the principle of universal jurisdiction, all states have an obligation to investigate and, where
enough admissible evidence is gathered, prosecute crimes under international law, including
genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, extrajudicial executions and enforced
disappearances.

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BDS to stop the incremental genocide in Gaza! (International Alliance of Inhabitants, August 2014)

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The International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) is calling for inhabitants’ organizations all over the world to show solidarity and mobilize to stop the incremental genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza carried out by Israel. The IAI is launching a call for BDS to obtain a just peace with Zero Evictions and rebuild demolished Palestinian homes.

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