Israeli genocide proceeds in broad daylight, while racist / xenophobic westerners cheer, supply arms and money to the Israelis, or change the channel.
The death and destruction to midnight on 31st July are:
Palestinians killed: 1372 (315 children, 166 women and 60 elderly).
Palestinians wounded: 7680 (2307 children, 1529 women and 287 elderly).
Buildings destroyed: 5238
Buildings damaged: 4374
Damaged Hospitals and Health Centres:
13 hospitals and 10 clinics
34 health facilities closed
12 ambulances damaged
The Israelis have completely turned international law on its head. Israel claims that anyone who stays in their homes rather than running outside into a war zone is no longer a civilian who needs to be protected under the Geneva Conventions:
“Nafeez Ahmed reports that,
“White highlights a Ha’aretz report from 2009 which revealed that “IDF officers were receiving legal advice that allowed for large numbers of civilian casualties and the targeting of government buildings.”
“The people who go into a house despite a warning do not have to be taken into account in terms of injury to civilians, because they are voluntary human shields,”
said one senior official of the international law division (ILD) of the Israeli Military Advocate General’s Office.
“From the legal point of view, I do not have to show consideration for them. In the case of people who return to their home in order to protect it, they are taking part in the fighting.” (emphasis added)
This statement presupposes that Israel has the right to order people out of their homes, without having to give a justification, without having to prove that it is a military outpost, just an arbitrary pronouncement by the military and either the civilians must flee or be murdered in cold blood by the IDF, in which case they will be referred to as ‘human shields’ and their extrajudicial slaughter justified in the eyes of the military machine and its legal aides; even if the civilian does flee, Israel presupposes the right to destroy their homes, property, and belongings- in other words, their property (and as well their lives) belong to us, because we say so.”