Juan Cole had questioned the other day whether Israel has any war aims, “ordinary” countries when fighting wars usually have. Well, when looking at the map, it’s clear that there is only one aim: extermination. Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas on earth, has now been reduced by 44% (consider the pink areas as rubble) and people are told, vanish or die.
Thanks to Democracy Now! which showed a tiny clip by Jon Snow today, British broadcaster from Chanel 4, who had recently returned from Gaza. He had just discovered that most of the Gazan people are quite young, actually children.
“What I never knew is what I know now, which is that those people who live in Gaza are mainly the unbelievably young. The average age is 17. That means that about quarter of a million are under 10. There was one specific moment that stood out above all others, and that was penetrating the third floor of the Shifa Hospital, one of two floors dedicated to children. That’s where I met Maha, terribly crippled by shrapnel that had penetrated her spine. That’s where I saw this little two-and-a-half-year-old with panda-sized, huge, suppurating, round, panda-like wounds that almost prevented her eyes opening at all. They were the consequence of a broken skull and a fractured nose. I can’t get those images out of my mind. I don’t think you can either, because they’ve been everywhere. They are the essence of what is happening in Gaza.”
For Israel’s sake, how to stop the murderous regime in Israel?
29 July 2014 @ 8:09 pm. Last modified July 29, 2014.
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