Friday, September 08, 2006

Genocide At The Hands Of Israel Has Not Stopped

One has to wonder how and why Israel gets such a free ticket to slaughter those it does not want to get along with but it looks obvious enough...if Israel suffocates all of the Palestinian people (the ones they do not murder) they will have nothing to stop them from taking the land left behind.

Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world's attention has been diverted by wars in Lebanon and Iraq.

A whole society is being destroyed. There are 1.5 million Palestinians imprisoned in the most heavily populated area in the world. Israel has stopped all trade. It has even forbidden fishermen to go far from the shore so they wade into the surf to try vainly to catch fish with hand-thrown nets.

Many people are being killed by Israeli incursions that occur every day by land and air. A total of 262 people have been killed and 1,200 wounded, of whom 60 had arms or legs amputated, since 25 June, says Dr Juma al-Saqa, the director of the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City which is fast running out of medicine. Of these, 64 were children and 26 women. This bloody conflict in Gaza has so far received only a fraction of the attention given by the international media to the war in Lebanon.

The above article can be found here in The Independent.

Just another in your face slap to the world and anyone who wants to believe that the American, British or Israeli government believes in or abides by democracy.

Millions of people are starving, men, women and children...all because the three countries that preach democracy did not agree with who was DEMOCRATCALLY ELECTED in the Palestinian elections so the U.S and U.K. cut off all financial aid and now they are letting their Middle Eastern bulldog...Israel...kill off any chance of the Palestinian people making ANY kind of life.

It was on 25 June that the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was taken captive and two other soldiers were killed by Palestinian militants who used a tunnel to get out of the Gaza Strip. In the aftermath of this, writes Gideon Levy in the daily Haaretz, the Israeli army "has been rampaging through Gaza - there's no other word to describe it - killing and demolishing, bombing and shelling, indiscriminately". Gaza has essentially been reoccupied since Israeli troops and tanks come and go at will. In the northern district of Shajhayeh they took over several houses last week and stayed five days. By the time they withdrew, 22 Palestinians had been killed, three houses were destroyed and groves of olive, citrus and almond trees had been bulldozed.

Fuad al-Tuba, the 61-year-old farmer who owned a farm here, said: "They even destroyed 22 of my bee-hives and killed four sheep." He pointed sadly to a field, its brown sandy earth churned up by tracks of bulldozers, where the stumps of trees and broken branches with wilting leaves lay in heaps. Near by a yellow car was standing on its nose in the middle of a heap of concrete blocks that had once been a small house.

His son Baher al-Tuba described how for five days Israeli soldiers confined him and his relatives to one room in his house where they survived by drinking water from a fish pond. "Snipers took up positions in the windows and shot at anybody who came near," he said. "They killed one of my neighbours called Fathi Abu Gumbuz who was 56 years old and just went out to get water."

Sometimes the Israeli army gives a warning before a house is destroyed. The sound that Palestinians most dread is an unknown voice on their cell phone saying they have half an hour to leave their home before it is hit by bombs or missiles. There is no appeal.

But it is not the Israeli incursions alone that are destroying Gaza and its people. In the understated prose of a World Bank report published last month, the West Bank and Gaza face "a year of unprecedented economic recession. Real incomes may contract by at least a third in 2006 and poverty to affect close to two thirds of the population." Poverty in this case means a per capita income of under $2 (£1.06) a day.

There are signs of desperation everywhere. Crime is increasing. People do anything to feed their families. Israeli troops entered the Gaza industrial zone to search for tunnels and kicked out the Palestinian police. When the Israelis withdrew they were replaced not by the police but by looters. On one day this week there were three donkey carts removing twisted scrap metal from the remains of factories that once employed thousands.

"It is the worst year for us since 1948 [when Palestinian refugees first poured into Gaza]," says Dr Maged Abu-Ramadan, a former ophthalmologist who is mayor of Gaza City. "Gaza is a jail. Neither people nor goods are allowed to leave it. People are already starving. They try to live on bread and falafel and a few tomatoes and cucumbers they grow themselves."

Again, Israel has knocked out the electric power station in Gaza, destroying civilian infrastructure as they did in Lebanon, which is yet another item counted as a WAR CRIME.

Where are those who preach about democracy and human rights? Why are they not putting a stop to Israeli terrorism? They are sitting on their couch hoping Israel will enpty out parts of the region so they can empty out the rest. Curse every single one of them and for every innocent killed, may they be haunted and plagued by their complicity.

Many people get testy with me for stating something that calls Israel terrorists. Not all Israelis are terrorists but many are. If you do not believe that it is possible, maybe you should check your actual history...

History actually acknowledges that plans to create Israel began before 1917 in Britain. I have read some starts with WWI and The Balfour declaration. In fact, the Balfour declaration was seen by many as a betrayal of promises made to the Arab people by Britain itself...a contradiction of agreements made to the Arabs.

In his November, 2002 interview with the New Statesman magazine, the UK Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has blamed Britain's imperial past for many of the modern political problems, including the Arab-Israeli conflict.

"The Balfour declaration and the contradictory assurances which were being given to Palestinians in private at the same time as they were being given to the Israelis—again, an interesting history for us, but not an honourable one," he said.

The "League of Nations" exercise was nothing more than a British plan set into motion.

Britain placed a ban on Jewish immigration to Palestine before WWII ended. The ban prevented a massive influx of Jews to an already tense Arab/Jewish living arrangement. The ban was kept up after the war ended and the Zionist apparently saw fit to assasinate British officials and commit acts of terrorism upon British entities which led to Britian turning over Israel's welfare (mandate) to the U.S. in 1948.

It is ABSOLUTE FACT that Israel is fully capable of terrorism and uses terrorism to achieve any goal it deems necessary...otherwise why would they have committed acts of terrorism on the very people who manipulated to give them what they wanted...