PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.
Recently, the United Nations has warned of the implications of the Israeli siege and emphasized that Gaza could
soon be unlivable. Using data collected through semi-structured interviews with six Palestinian students from Gaza who are currently studying in the US, the present study adopts a sociological perspective to examine whether Israel is committing a slow-motion genocide in Gaza. The findings indicate that Israel uses direct but more often indirect methods to inflict the utmost destruction upon Gazans as a social group.
Continue reading at https://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1993/34791/Nijim_Mohammed.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
We have now entered 2020, the year in which experts at the United Nations (UN) once predicted Gaza would become unlivable. But the sad reality is not only that those same experts said that Gaza was already unlivable in 2017, but that now the population of 2 million residing in Gaza are under the real threat of genocide.
Continue reading at https://portside.org/2020-01-20/israel-systematically-poisoning-one-million-palestinian-children
It’s been forever unlivable. We have expressed our pain and recounted the brutality that we endured before the eyes of the whole world. We voiced our desperation in so many ways, ranging from testimonies, to art and documentary, to armed-struggle against our occupying power, Israel, which has the mightiest military in the world. It doesn’t need an expert or the UN or Save the Children or an international body to testify that Gaza ‘has become unlivable‘ or ‘might become uninhabitable by 2020’.
Gaza has been unlivable as a direct result of Israel’s existence, and the whole world has to be accountable for this ongoing dehumanizing cycle of violence that is endorsed by treating Israel as a normal state, which effectively means sentencing Palestinians to eternal misery.
International boycott of Israel is the way forward.
Continue reading at http://www.palestinechronicle.com/has-gaza-ever-been-livable/
One million children in Gaza are living in dire conditions. Many celebrated Eid in the dark without electricity. A UN report in 2012 said Gaza would be unlivable by 2020. Save the Children considers Gaza to be unlivable now.
Continue reading at http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/2017-09/gaza-1-million-children-suffering-unlivable-conditions
In the summer of 2012, UNICEF and UNRWA asked if Gaza will be liveable by 2020. At the time- five years into Israel’s siege, and post Israel’s 2008 and 2012 carpet-bombing campaigns- one might have been led to think that if the situation only had eight more stable years to go until apocalypse, then it probably doesn’t look too good already. What one might have missed is that Gaza in 2020, as in 2017, as in 2012, is what genocide looks like.
Continue reading at https://pulsemedia.org/2017/07/13/lets-talk-about-genocide-the-united-nations-lack-of-responsibility-to-protect-from-and-prevent-israels-genocide-of-the-palestinian-people/
Power outages, 95 percent undrinkable water, constant fuel and cooking gas shortages, sewage and sanitation crises, a shattered economy (unemployment at 45 percent) and manufactured poverty rendering 80 percent of the population dependent on inadequate and dignity-shattering food aid hand-outs (no vegetables or fruit, high carb, almost no protein); food insecurity (72 percent insecure or vulnerable to food insecurity), stunting (31.4 percent) and anemia (72.8 percent) among children. This is Gaza, and with each passing month, even each day, life is less and less tolerable. In August, 2012, UNRWA questioned if by 2020 Gaza would be a livable place. We don’t have to wait till 2020 for Gaza to be declared unlivable: it already is unlivable by any standards.
Continue reading at http://www.panorama.am/en/analytics/2014/12/22/eva-bartlett/
TAKE ACTION now and write a letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Make sure to post a copy of the letter in our comments as well, so we can publish it.