Evolution of Dispossession

Evolution of Dispossession
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Israeli War Crimes Confirmed

Titles can be deceiving. Yahoo is carrying an article that both Hamas and Israel committed war crimes in Gaza. This is true of course. The Israelis killed over 1400 Palestinians, some 400 children, and close to 1100 civilians. Hamas killed 3 Israeli civilians and 10 IDF soldiers. Hamas certainly committed war crimes when it fired its homemade rockets into Sderot. But for every Israeli civilian killed, 367 Palestinian civilians were killed. Think about that.

But the real story is embedded in the 500 page report in which Goldstone's team point to the disproportionate nature of the Palestinian losses, the use of white phosphorus, DIME, bombing a dozen UN schools and several hospitals, using Palestinians as human shields, and compelling testimony from IDF soldiers who claim they were told by their commanders to shoot all Palestinians.

But did we really need to wait 6 months for a 500 page report that states the obvious, for people who actually give a damn and care about justice that is?

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