And no, I’m not antisemitic but I seriously do despise the arrogance and inhumanity of the country. It has been in constant war with it’s neighbors, in the process committing many heinous crimes against humanity that for some weird reason much of the world and the fucking UN overlook. It’s gotten worse in recent times, for example in early 2009, Israel carried out a 3 week long offensive on the Gaza strip against Hamas, but at the end of it ended up killing over 1000 civilians of which 300 were children and over 75 were women. A further 5000 were injured in those attacks of which 1600 were children and 750 were women.
Isn’t this murder? Aren’t these war crimes? Shouldn’t Israel be punished for this genocide and crime against humanity, because according to the UN law on human rights, it does. According to the UN –
“The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) defines genocide (article 2) as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group…” including:
- (a) Killing members of the group;
- (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
- (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
- (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
- (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
All such acts are violations of human rights, and may also be crimes against humanity or war crimes, depending on the context in which they were committed. The Convention confirms that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or war, is a crime under international law which parties to the Convention undertake “to prevent and to punish” (article 1). Because it is a part of international customary law the Convention is considered applicable in all countries, irrespective of whether they have signed or ratified it.”
Well it certainly fits the bill, but no action was taken and accusations made, but the incompetence and bias of the UN is a whole other story.
Siting the presence of Hamas as a reason, the Gaza strip has been under a naval blockade since 2007 and it’s continued since, causing much inconvenience to the people of Gaza because it limits their resources. But in 30th May a number of NGO’s assembled a flotilla of six ships carrying aid from different countries. The passengers included activists, diplomats and journalists, and they intended to take the ‘freedom flotilla’ to the Gaza strip. But on the 31st of May Israeli Defensive Forces intercepted the Freedom Flotilla and after meeting resistance from the activists when asked to turn around, attacked the flotilla killing up to 19 activists.
That’s clearly an example of state terrorism, one which for some weird reason the world overlooks. The reason for this is beyond me, but I suppose the world still harbors some sympathy for the Israeli’s considering the holocaust, etc, but does that give them the right to do whatever they want?