UPDATE 10th January 2009
When I originally wrote this, it was titled Israel Murders 200 People in Gaza.
Sadly, I have had to multiply that figure by four, and the killings still go on.
As Israeli soldiers pull out of Gaza, the Palestinian body count now stands at 1300, and Gaza is in ruins. 95 bodies have so far been found in the rubble and the search goes on.
I have no figures on the number of people crippled by the Israeli attack.
Little did I realise they’d kill so many before they temporarily ran out of hatred. Why does the oppressor always hate the oppressed? Perhaps it’s necessary to hate your victim if you don’t want to hate yourself for the crimes you do.
Why doesn’t Israel, of all countries in the world, understand the nature of oppression?
Hamas won the elections in Gaza, yet was ostracised for refusing to renounce violence. On the other hand, I notice that the Israeli government has no intention of renouncing violence, having bombed out of existence 200 living souls today.
No intention whatever of renouncing violence, yet somehow, in the shadow world of Israeli propaganda, that isn’t terrorism.
What is a terrorist? Somebody who attacks Israelis with a rocket. What is a pilot who bombs and kills 200 civilians? A member of the Israeli defence forces. The difference seems to be the delivery system. If it cost a hundred dollars to kill children, you’re a terrorist. If it cost 30 million dollars to kill a lot more children, you’re defending your country.
Of course there were rockets fired at Israel from Gaza. Many rockets. How many people did the Hamas rockets kill? Will I tell you?
Tragically for the murdered person’s family, they killed one.
And what was the Israelis’ response? Simple. They murdered 800 people in Gaza, the most densely-populated place on the face of this planet. They bombed the hell out of a people hemmed in by the Israeli-built concrete wall. Men, women and children. They bombed their own concentration camp.
After all this violence, did you notice anyone declaring that the Israeli government had no democratic legitimacy?
Of course not. Why would that happen when Israel is backed by the USA?
That only applies to the untermenschen. The under-people, like Palestinians, designated by the Israelis as people deserving of oppression and murder, much like the Jews were treated in the Thirties and Forties.
God. Have they learnt nothing?
Isn’t it appalling to think that Israel, of all countries, would define an Untermensch, the citizen of Gaza. Someone beneath contempt. Someone who can be killed and maimed without fear of condemnation?
Isn’t it terrible that the Israelis, of all people, would adopt the same outlook as the Nazis, and define a people as something sub-human, something with no rights, to be murdered at will?
” Bomb them when attacked. Make them sorry. Make them dead.
But get rid of the problem of Gaza. “
” Why risk a single Israeli soldier? We have enough artillery and MLRS
vehicles to blast Gaza into dust. ”
— Comments on article in the Jerusalem Post
(MLRS = Multiple Launch Rocket System)
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