For all the talk about security concerns, the truth is that the Israelis want the Palestinians on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. There is a US State Department cable proving it:
“Israeli officials have confirmed to Embassy officials on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy functioning at the lowest level possible consistent with avoiding a humanitarian crisis.. Israeli officials have confirmed.. on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge.”
… The most recent historical example of a nation walling off an ethnicity and then denying them access to the basic necessities of life is the reason Israel was created in the first place. The Israelis often chant “Never forget!” when discussing the holocaust. Apparently, the propaganda has lost its meaning and not only have they forgotten what it’s like to be walled inside ghettos and starved, but they now use the slogan to justify doing it to another ethnicity.
It is often said that “If the Palestinians laid down their arms, there would be peace. If Israel laid down their arms, they would murdered.” Of course, this is an utter propaganda lie. The vast majority of Palestinians support ceasefire. Israeli actions in Gaza are nothing short of the systematic elimination of an ethnicity. It’s genocide. It’s a slow, drawn out, painful form of genocide. At least the Nazis attempted to be efficient at imprisoning people and murdering them.
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September 8, 2014
Mr Dieng and Ms Walsh,
I was disturbed to read Tali Shapiro’s capable and thorough analysis of the failures of your office to discharge its responsibilities in relation to the prevention of genocide and related violations of international law and applicable human rights conventions, particularly in relation to recent events in Gaza. Ms Shapiro’s analysis is available here:
Ms Shapiro demonstrates carefully and at length the profound inadequacy – if not, indeed, complicity – of the statement from your office of 24 July 2014, which goes to exceptional lengths to maintain a familiar, unconvincing and immoral “balance” amongst parties involved in or affected by the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and blockade, and the ongoing oppression and persecution of, and discrimination against, Palestinians.
Please add my name to the growing list of people demanding a consistent and morally defensible stance from your office, and an official, urgent, public inquiry into the possibility that Israel is guilty of committing crimes of genocide against the Palestinian people.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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