Israeli genocide proceeds with calculated effects:
Israel caused $5 billion in damage to Gaza, 40,000 Homes Destroyed or Damaged
Tens of thousands of Palestinian families struggle to simply have a place to live today. The brutal, Nazi-like assault by the rogue state of Israel should call for international sanctions and a complete embargo of that terrorist nation.
The diesel containers belonging to Gaza’s power plant have been destroyed as well, he said.
Stop all “aid” to those cold, calculating murderers. They want all the land, and they are making life unlivable so that the targets of their military aggression eventually flee. This is what Israel has done for 70 years, and it continues today without deviation. The last thing this brutal aggressor wants is peace and co-existence. They have made that very clear.
He added that 70 percent water wells had been completely destroyed, “in addition to waste water lines.”
In the 1980s Israel helped create Hamas in order to divide and conquer the Palestinians who were trying to achieve a peace with borders they could live with. The Israelis do not want any Palestine to exist, at all. They want all the land, and all their aggression is directed at this aim. They want enemies to hold up in the media and justify their illegal land theft and mass murder. Hamas fit the bill.
According to UN figures, up to 485,000 people — a quarter of Gaza’s population — has been forced to leave their homes throughout the assault on the Strip.
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.”
“In a situation, when the National Guard of Ukraine is leading punitive operations in the Donbass, the US promises to allocate $19 million for training and equipping this military structure – which also includes militants of the ultra-nationalist organization Right Sector – can be considered a direct financial and organizational complicity of the US in the genocide of civilians in south-east of Ukraine, as well as war crimes,” the head of Russia’s Lower House committee for security and countering corruption, Irina Yarovaya, told the press.
Abby Martin has been on a rampage lately. Good.
The Nazi-style Big Lies emanating from the pariah state, through its supporters in the media and on the internet, is some of the most shameful, despicable noise of the modern age.
Israel wants to sell you genocide to keep raking in more than $3 Bn of US tax money every year. It wants diplomatic protection from prosecution at the UN for violating dozens of resolutions and demands to stop stealing Palestinian land and resources and murdering the helpless population.
They trot out every lie in the book, and provide no evidence for their outrageous claims.
This performance speaks for itself. The barrage of lies is as expected.