Reading the ICC Prosecutor’s statements on Palestine from the Global South by Abdel Ghany Sayed

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As predicted, the International Criminal Court prosecutor has applied for arrest warrants to be issued against “both sides” in the situation[1] in Palestine.

…Not unlike the International Court of Justice proceedings where Israel is being accused of genocide, what is “historic” is not how the international legal institution is reacting to Palestinian suffering; it is rather the extreme suffering and criminality that force such institutions to act.

…Israeli officials’ conduct has resulted in two million direct and indirect victims. Their conduct provides a rare example satisfying each possibility that may alone manifest the temporal and geographical aspects of the scale factor. 

…The offenses by or as a result of the conduct of Israeli statesmen include wilful killing and wounding, torture and ill-treatment, rape, starvation, wanton destruction, displacement and unlawful confinement and hostage-taking. These satisfy the “nature” factor and top any conduct by other actors within the Palestine situation, both quantitatively as well as qualitatively.

On the “manner of commission” factor, the Office has ignored the “particular cruelty” demonstrated in the reports concerning sexual violencetorture and summary execution, and the videos that Israeli soldiers post routinely documenting their appalling crimes.

On the “impact” factor, the amount of terror inflicted on the entire population of Palestine is of significant gravity when compared with anything happening in the entire world. 

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Palestine and the case for abolitionist medicine by Ayah Abo-Basha and Sourik Beltrán on Mada

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These forms of violence signify two related yet disparate relationships between healthcare and the strategy of settler colonization. On one hand, colonial powers require well-staffed hospitals and advanced medical care to ensure the continued presence of healthy, able-bodied settlers and the soldiers who defend them. On the other, settler-colonizers actively decimate local healthcare delivery systems that serve Palestinians, in Palestine and elsewhere, a strategy for advancing genocide.

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