HARSH WORD MUST BE FOLLOWED BY ACTIONS
After the “harsh words” of shock and condemnation that Israel, once again, attacked an URWA school (that transmitted its precise coordinates 33 times to “Israel’s” authorities), will there be action? The Secretary-General of the UN called it “another blatant violation of international humanitarian law” which clearly means that the other violations are not only known but recognised. The Secretary-General has the power and authority to refer a case to the International Criminal Court, but will he? Will the Americans veto another Security Council resolution on behalf of their client state? And what about the ‘final solution’ being spouted by Ministers of “Israel’s” parliament for Palestinians in Gaza? In the totality, the world must unite to stop this genocidal, rogue state.
The seventh UNRWA school in Gaza acting as a shelter for almost three thousand displaced Gazans was attacked by the invaders yesterday, 2 August, killing almost twenty and wounding scores.
The names released earlier today by the Ministry of Health killed in that attack (I don’t have the others at this time):
- Mohammed Abu rijil
- Sami Abdullah cream
- Sami Ismail Abu Shalluf
- Ahmed Khaled Abu bayonet
- Mohammed Mssaad Qishtah
- Hazem Abdel Basset Hillal
- Omar Tareq Abu Rouss
- Ahmad Kamal Al Nahhal
- Yusuf Akram Skafi
- Tariq Saeed Abualros
“Israel” said it was targeting “militants” in the area and did not mean to strike the school’s courtyard. Is that relevant? In criminal law, killing a person with one’s vehicle accidentally still caries a title of “vehicular manslaughter” and international law requires a warring party to not strike a target, even a legitimate one, if it is clear that it will harm civilians. Yet that is precisely what Israel does, and it does so repeatedly. Considering the much-vaunted “precision” targeting ability of the American-donated weapons, “Israel’s” attacks on civilians and protected facilities cannot be considered anything other than intentional.
The latest statement by UNRWA Secretary-General Pierre Krähenbühl on the seventh UNRWA school attack:
On six occasions since the start of the conflict, UNRWA schools housing the displaced were subject to direct shelling. This is the first time a strike in the immediate vicinity of one of our premises, of which there have been several, caused fatalities. As in previous incidents, UNRWA had notified the Israeli Army of the location of the school to make sure that it was protected from the violence that has so dramatically affected the entire population of Gaza, displacing a total of at least 475,000 people. For this particular installation we notified the Israeli Army on 33 separate occasions that this school in Rafah was being used to accommodate the displaced, the last time only an hour before the incident.
While UNRWA will continue to provide all possible aid and protection to the displaced, we remind the parties that they must respect the sanctity of civilian life, the inviolability of UN property and that they must abide their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and humanitarian workers.
We vigorously condemn today’s Israeli strike and find it incomprehensible that such violence has happened again, only four days since we carried out dead and wounded civilians who had sought refuge in a UN installation. We again call on the Israeli authorities immediately to investigate this appalling incident in Rafah. We made two similar calls after the shelling incidents at our schools housing thousands of displaced people in Beit Hanoun and Jabalia, which caused multiple deaths and injuries. We fully expect the result of these three investigations to be transmitted to us.
International law requires that principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution in attack must be taken into account by parties to a conflict to reduce civilian casualties; the frequency of these incidents increases the urgency to find out why this continues to happen and hold accountable those responsible. We echo the Secretary-General’s call for an immediate cease-fire. This is another urgent reminder that the people of Gaza need an end to this violence and a negotiated settlement that addresses so the underlying causes; instead of this being the third war, it must be the last.
But is it merely the ‘fog of war’ that results in repeatedly striking targets in which it knows civilians are located? Is it a faulty command structure, or miscommunication? Apparently not.
There have been multiple calls from Jews in Israel and outside it for genocide of Palestinians in Gaza. Ayalet Shaked a Minister of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has a facebook post in which she advocates genocide that garnered thousands of “likes” and remains up to this day. No shame, not even an inkling that this is in any absolutely reprehensible and unacceptable. None.
And also on facebook, various Jews of “Israel” have posted photos and statements that curdle the blood of any decent person – 99.9% of the world are Gentiles and we just cannot comprehend the brutality, the inhumanity displayed by these Jews and their mentality, both inside and outside “Israel.” The tiny “peace camp” in Israel is, well, tiny, irrelevant and mostly serve as a salve to their consciences for invading and occupying another people’s land and continuing to oppress them. If they were truly decent people, they would leave “Israel” and turn away from Jewishness in all its forms. And for those that recoil at that statement and believe it to be harsh, keep in mind that Judaism is based on ethic-supremacy and gentile-hatred. What we Gentiles are taught is filtered in order to keep that very simple truth from us. Take a look at the Old Testament again and also the Talmud and re-evaluate what you have been taught about Judaism.
And speaking of Talmudic Jews, if the “When Genocide is Permissible” article wasn’t enough, Moshe Feiglin, the Minister of Knesset who called for electricity to be cut off to Gaza so dialysis patients there would die, has penned his own “final solution” for Palestinians in Gaza on the right-wing settler colonist site, Arutz Sheva on 15 July:
Ultimatum – One warning from the Prime Minister of Israel to the enemy population, in which he announces that Israel is about to attack military targets in their area and urges those who are not involved and do not wish to be harmed to leave immediately. Sinai is not far from Gaza and they can leave. This will be the limit of Israel’s humanitarian efforts. Hamas may unconditionally surrender and prevent the attack.
Attack – Attack the entire ‘target bank’ throughout Gaza with the IDF’s maximum force (and not a tiny fraction of it) with all the conventional means at its disposal. All the military and infrastructural targets will be attacked with no consideration for ‘human shields’ or ‘environmental damage’. It is enough that we are hitting exact targets and that we gave them advance warning.
Siege – Parallel to the above, a total siege on Gaza. Nothing will enter the area. Israel, however, will allow exit from Gaza. (Civilians may go to Sinai, fighters may surrender to IDF forces).
Defense – Any place from which Israel or Israel’s forces were attacked will be immediately attacked with full force and no consideration for ‘human shields’ or ‘environmental damage’.
Conquer – After the IDF completes the “softening” of the targets with its fire-power, the IDF will conquer the entire Gaza, using all the means necessary to minimize any harm to our soldiers, with no other considerations.
Elimination– The GSS and IDF will thoroughly eliminate all armed enemies from Gaza. The enemy population that is innocent of wrong-doing and separated itself from the armed terrorists will be treated in accordance with international law and will be allowed to leave. Israel will generously aid those who wish to leave.
Sovereignty – Gaza is part of our Land and we will remain there forever. Liberation of parts of our land forever is the only thing that justifies endangering our soldiers in battle to capture land. Subsequent to the elimination of terror from Gaza, it will become part of sovereign Israel and will be populated by Jews. This will also serve to ease the housing crisis in Israel. The coastal train line will be extended, as soon as possible, to reach the entire length of Gaza.
According to polls, most of the Arabs in Gaza wish to leave. Those who were not involved in anti-Israel activity will be offered a generous international emigration package. Those who choose to remain will receive permanent resident status. After a number of years of living in Israel and becoming accustomed to it, contingent on appropriate legislation in the Knesset and the authorization of the Minister of Interior, those who personally accept upon themselves Israel’s rule, substance and way of life of the Jewish State in its Land, will be offered Israeli citizenship.
It’s important to know that this is not the only call for a “final solution” in so many words in “Israeli” Jewish press, or in its government.
And previous diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks highlight the Dahiya doctrine and that “Israel” intentionally destroys civilian infrastructure using intentionally “disproportional force.”
Eisenkot labeled any Israeli response to resumed conflict the “Dahiya doctrine” in reference to the leveled Dahiya quarter in Beirut during the Second Lebanon War in 2006. He said Israel will use disproportionate force upon any village that fires upon Israel, “causing great damage and destruction.” Eisenkot made very clear: this is not a recommendation, but an already approved plan — from the Israeli perspective, these are “not civilian villages, they are military bases.” Eisenkot in this statement echoed earlier private statements made by IDF Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, who said the next fight in Southern Lebanon would come at a much higher cost for both sides — and that the IDF would not hold back.
It is clear that the Dahiya doctrine is also being employed in Gaza: water infrastructure including water lines, pumps and sewage treatment have been attacked and destroyed, power grid including over 15 power lines the power plant and its fuel tank destroyed, and the healthcare system including one-third of hospitals, 14 primary healthcare clinics, 29 ambulances have been damaged, according to the UN .
And we know that since Feiglin and his co-criminals cannot actually implement their hoped-for deportation, the next best thing (in their minds) they can do is make Gaza un-livable and therefore the Gazans will have to become refugees. Many for the second time.
So the question becomes: in the face of public calls for genocide, repeated intentional targeting of protected structures and persons (forbidden by the Laws of War) and the statements made by UN officials that they note the “repeated violations of international law” is this latest attack on the UNRWA school – the seventh since 8 July, the last straw? Or will the officials tasked with maintaining peace (UNSC) and upholding international law (ICC) allow “Israel” to carry out a final solution to the Palestinian problem in Gaza?