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Opinion Editorials, July 2014
Israel Is Carrying Out a Holocaust Against Palestinian Families
By Khalid Amayreh
PIC, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, July 20, 2014
The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.
Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.
We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.
We are rather talking about an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.
This is Israel's way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.
So far, more than 36 entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing.
Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.
Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don't invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.
Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2014 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.
Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.
A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only "crime" is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.
There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.
We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on "Israel's civility and humanity".
In the final analysis, a country that murders hundreds of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.
The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.
Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets.
This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don't have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply cannot protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.
Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.
Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition to thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.
This very real massacre wouldn't have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel's face by the bulk of the international community.
This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.
But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won't finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.
But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.
We will not forgive or forget.
Education ministry: 50% of Gaza victims children & school students
[ 20/07/2014 - 08:14 AM ]
Education ministry in Gaza said that almost 50% of the victims of the Israeli aggression on Gaza, 333 so far, are children and school students.
It said in a statement on Saturday that a preliminary statistical report indicated that hundreds of the 2385 wounded Palestinians were also children and school students some of whom suffer serious injuries.
The ministry said that most of the half million students in the Gaza have been traumatized due to the savage Israeli military campaign that included horrific scenes of relatives and neighbors being massacred in front of their own eyes.
It pointed out that around one hundreds schools were damaged along with kindergartens and higher education institutions due to the repeated Israeli shelling.
The ministry called on the countries supporting Israel, mainly the USA, to stop their military, economic, and political backing or else they would be considered as accomplices in Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.
The ministry asked the world community, the UN, and all concerned international institutions such as UNICEF and UNESCO to play a role in curbing the Israeli aggression and to put Israeli political and military leaders on trial at international courts.
UNRWA stores in Gaza run out of stock
[ 20/07/2014 - 10:04 AM ]
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Sunday that its stores in the Gaza Strip have run out of stock.
Robert Turner, the director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, told a press conference in the Shifa hospital in Gaza that all of the agency’s food and medicine stores were empty.
He said that he would ask for supplies from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Jordan and Syria.
Turner lashed out at the Israeli occupation army for forcing thousands of inhabitants to evacuate their homes east of Gaza City, adding that UNRWA had turned six of its schools into temporary shelters for those displaced people.
Health ministry calls for probing Israel's use of banned weapons in Gaza
[ 19/07/2014 - 03:23 PM ]
The Palestinian health ministry appealed to international human rights and civil groups to investigate Israel's use of internationally-banned lethal weaponry against the population in the Gaza Strip.
In a news conference held on Friday in Gaza, deputy health minister Yousuf Abul-Rish urged the concerned groups to delegate envoys to the Strip to document the incidence of war crimes and Israel's use of forbidden weapons against civilians.
Abul-Rish said that specialists examined the bodies of several wounded and killed victims in Gaza and found out their exposure to severe injuries caused by internationally prohibited ordnance.
He added that the use of such weapons is a flagrant violation of the international law, especially the Fourth Geneva Convention.
The health official noted that the Israeli army during its military attacks on Gaza deliberately targeted ambulances and paramedics as they were trying to reach casualties in bombed areas.
He also said that the Israeli army targeted civilian structures directly and without prior warning, which led to the killing of large numbers of family members and unarmed civilians.
He stressed the need for opening the Rafah border crossing in order to send the wounded to hospitals in Egypt and warned that the current war worsened the environmental situation further after more than 50 percent of the sanitation plants sustained damage.
In a related context, Abul-Rish said that the health and medical assistance that were allowed into Gaza cannot cover the needs for the cases in hospitals as result of the ongoing Israeli attacks.
He said that only two medical delegations were able to enter Gaza to provide assistance for the victims.
Israel completely cuts electricity to Gaza
[ 19/07/2014 - 03:19 PM ]
The power distribution company in Gaza said that the Israeli occupation authority completely severed the power supplies to the Gaza Strip.
This Israeli measure raised the current power deficit in Gaza from 80 percent to 90 percent, according to an official in the electricity company.
Director of the company's public relations Jamal Dardasawi told SAFA news agency on Friday that the Israeli side shut down all electricity supply lines to Gaza.
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