Suppose you conquer a country through violence, ethnic cleansing and destruction of villages.
And suppose you drive out a peaceful people so that you can steal their homes and their farms.
And suppose you herd them together into a tiny strip of land, causing one of the highest population densities in the world.
And suppose you force them to live in conditions of poverty, filth and deprivation, where open sewers run in the streets.
And suppose you build a gigantic wall around these people to keep them in.
And suppose you guard this wall with machine-gun towers.
And suppose you routinely bomb these people.
And suppose you cut off all electricity.
And suppose you cut off all food supplies.
And suppose, when they resist, you call them terrorists.
What would you call this place where 1.5 million people are concentrated in appalling conditions under armed guard?
I’d call it a concentration camp, but you might call it the Gaza Strip. Of course, you might also call it a ghetto.
And what would you call the people who caused this?
I’d call them Nazis, but you’d probably call them Israelis.
It’s hard to tell the two apart these days.
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