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Israelis Murdered, Maimed Thousands of
Palestinian Civilians, Knowingly and Deliberately
By Khalid Amayreh
in the West Bank, Palestine
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, June 17, 2015
A report issued Sunday by the Israeli occupation army on last year's
genocidal blitz in the Gaza Strip claimed that Israeli forces didn't
intentionally target Palestinian civilians.
The report, issued
belatedly and scandalously fraught with half-truths, selective data taken
out of context and containing a preponderance of sheer lies, seems to be
intended to counter growing international convictions that Israel did commit
real war crimes and crimes against humanity during its 50-day devastating
aggression on Gaza last summer.
However, it seems that Israelís task
of exonerating itself of manifestly damning charges related to war crimes is
not going to be easy.
Indeed, the irrefutable facts available to the
UN, the Red Cross and other neutral third parties should be sufficient to
condemn and convict Israel as a murderous state.
There are also
thousands of testimonies by on-the-ground eyewitness who have presented
credible and honest narratives of the atrocities which killed and maimed
thousands of civilians including hundreds of children.
It is really
hard to believe that thousands of civilians were killed inadvertently or by
mistake or as a result of collateral damage. Believing such claims would be
an insult to human intelligence.
True, Israel is constantly shielded
from international condemnation, especially punishment, by the United
States, Israel's ultimate guardian-ally, as well as the governments of
But in this age of open skies and internet, it is
imperative for all honest men and women around the world, irrespective of
their religion or race, to expose the brutal ugliness of this criminal
entity called Israel. This is the very least humanity should do on behalf of
the helpless victims.
This is very crucial because Israel is
convinced it is above the laws of man and God and unbounded by the
And should the world, God forbid, continue to
fail to call the spade a spade, especially when the proverbial implement is
seen in the hands of our grave-diggers, and I am not speaking
metaphorically, it should be a foregone conclusion that Israel could or
probably would eventually embark on the unthinkable vis-ŗ-vis its helpless
I don't know for sure how the unthinkable would be played
out on the ground. However, 67 years of the Israeli experience should be
more than sufficient to invoke and remember Stalin and his Gulags, Hitler
and his concentration camps, Pol Pot and his genocidal crimes and Bashar
El-Assad and his sectarian massacres.
Donít tell me Israel is too
civilized and wouldn't indulge in the unthinkable. The truth is that Israel
would unhesitatingly embark on the unthinkable should the humanity go into a
brief moment of slumber.
Israel calculates that apart from a brief
outburst of half-hearted denunciations and some vociferous demonstrations in
some western capitals, the world powers, particularly the US, would just
"let it pass" and probably content with issuing indifferent calls on "all
sides to exercise self-restraint."
I really don't know if the
macabre Israeli calculations are accurate or not. However, from our bitter
experience with the West especially since the Second World War, Israel seems
ostensibly correct in its prognosis of western moral bankruptcy.
Indeed, a West that is looking on rather passively as Assad with active
support from the Russians, the Iranians and Hizbullah is slaughtering
hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians, is decidedly unlikely to
experience an awakening of moral conscience if and when the Israeli death
machine gangs up on the Palestinians.
Israel is not Denmark or Sweden or even Britain. There is a definitely
genocidal mindset in Israel which millions of Europeans and North Americans
cannot easily detect due to many years of sustained brain-washing by
Zionist-influenced or Zionist controlled media in the West.
years ago, an Israeli settler leader named Daniela Weiss from a colony in
the northern West Bank delivered a hair-raising speech to dozens of
fanatical Gush Emunim settlers in Hebron.
In her brief tirade, the
gung ho settler leader told the fanatical multitude that the best way to
deal with the Palestinians was the Joshua's way, an allusion to Biblical
massacres carried out by Biblical Israelites against indigenous Canaanite
The speech, met with loud cheers, didn't raise many eyebrows
in Israel, neither in the media nor in the government.
claim that Israelis or Jews wouldn't allow the government of Israel to
resort to genocide against the Palestinian is based more on wishful thinking
than on any convincing arguments.
Today, the Palestinian people owe
their survival as a people to the good-will of the international community.
But the continuity of this good-will cannot be taken for granted. This
is why humanity must remain vigilant because the Israeli snake is venomous
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian
journalist and current affairs commentators living in occupied Palestine.
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