Indiscriminate Injustices

Israel’s siege of Gaza amounts to a massive crime against humanity.


In his article, "Israel's Crime Against Humanity," Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges speaks with the former US ambassador to Jordon, Richard N. Veits:

"This is a stain on what is left of Israeli morality," I was told by Richard N. Veits, the former U.S. ambassador to Jordan who led a delegation from the Council on Foreign Relations to Gaza to meet Hamas leaders this past summer. “I am almost breathless discussing this subject. It is so myopic. Washington, of course, is a handmaiden to all this. The Israeli manipulation of a population in this manner is comparable to some of the crimes that took place against civilian populations fifty years ago."

Hedges concludes by wondering whether this contemporary tragedy will breed a new generation of militants and radicals.

The Israelis in Gaza, like the American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, are foolishly breeding the next generation of militants and Islamic radicals. Jihadists, enraged by the injustices done by Israel and the United States, seek to carry out reciprocal acts of savagery, even at the cost of their own lives. The violence unleashed on Palestinian children will, one day, be the violence unleashed on Israeli children. This is the tragedy of Gaza. This is the tragedy of Israel.

Read the complete article at AlterNet.

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Mowriter

Any of you morally righteous folk ready to acknowledge that those Jewish civilians, the PRIMARY HAMAS TARGETS (not collateral damage, mind you, but ACTUAL targets), killed by endless rockets from Hamas are ALSO human beings? We AGREE that Palestinian non-combatants are being victimized, here, with Israels current over-reaction. But 75% of the Hamas victims are directly connected to Hamas itself and/or Hamas security, i.e., plausible soldiers firing these rockets or supporting the effort, and therefore reasonable targets in a warfare scenario...while the VAST majority of Hamas targets are Israeli civilians. Hamas is specifically TARGETING civilians. [calling it "terrorism" is too good for Hamas; "cowardice" fits much better] Is that media bias? I buy into the idea we're seeing some media bias, and that we're not getting enough good info over there. But is it bias to state the percentage of the dead that were combatants? Or is it bias to point out the raw cowardice of the Palestinian agitators, suicide bombers, and Hamas bombers, specifically targeting civilians? I roll liberal, but this criticism of Israel is as intellectually dishonest as anything perpetrated by Faux News on the other side.

Mowriter

Any of you morally righteous folk ready to acknowledge that those Jewish civilians, the PRIMARY HAMAS TARGETS (not collateral damage, mind you, but ACTUAL targets), killed by endless rockets from Hamas are ALSO human beings? We AGREE that Palestinian non-combatants are being victimized, here, with Israels current over-reaction. But 75% of the Hamas victims are directly connected to Hamas itself and/or Hamas security, i.e., plausible soldiers firing these rockets or supporting the effort, and therefore reasonable targets in a warfare scenario...while the VAST majority of Hamas targets are Israeli civilians. Hamas is specifically TARGETING civilians. [calling it "terrorism" is too good for Hamas; "cowardice" fits much better] Is that media bias? I buy into the idea we're seeing some media bias, and that we're not getting enough good info over there. But is it bias to state the percentage of the dead that were combatants? Or is it bias to point out the raw cowardice of the Palestinian agitators, suicide bombers, and Hamas bombers, specifically targeting civilians? I roll liberal, but this criticism of Israel is as intellectually dishonest as anything perpetrated by Faux News on the other side.

Tiago

Any of you Jewish Extremists racists ready to admit that Hamas targets Zionist Militants and tries a hard as possible to avoid killing civilians. Ohhhh that's right every single Israeli serves in the fascist Zionist army by law. So I guess that makes you all complicit in the ILLEGAL OCCUPATION of Palestine. The only Israelis killed were known militants. Extremists who would only breed more terrorism. The Jews were trying to destroy freedom and a peaceful way of life. They are jealous of Palestine and want to rule the world. Peace deals were attempted with the Zionist scum but they broke them every time. Some times a people like the Israelis need to be taken out if they can't live in peace in the world. I'm just using your logic here Shlomo. Isn't that the exact same logic that Jews use to justify killing millions of Palestinians? Indeed it is. So what's good for the goose... You sewed the seeds Jew so you can reap the harvest of death. Complaining about it now is useless. You will live in fear for the rest of your life now. The only thing you can do is return what was stolen. There is no other way. Generations will never forget and in the end they will come for what is theirs and cut it from your bloody clutch. This is your curse in this life. The curse of all Jews who perpetuate the myth of "Israel" and the theft of Palestine. The Curse is upon you and you know deep in your heart there is no escape.

Tiago

Any of you Jewish Extremists racists ready to admit that Hamas targets Zionist Militants and tries a hard as possible to avoid killing civilians. Ohhhh that's right every single Israeli serves in the fascist Zionist army by law. So I guess that makes you all complicit in the ILLEGAL OCCUPATION of Palestine. The only Israelis killed were known militants. Extremists who would only breed more terrorism. The Jews were trying to destroy freedom and a peaceful way of life. They are jealous of Palestine and want to rule the world. Peace deals were attempted with the Zionist scum but they broke them every time. Some times a people like the Israelis need to be taken out if they can't live in peace in the world. I'm just using your logic here Shlomo. Isn't that the exact same logic that Jews use to justify killing millions of Palestinians? Indeed it is. So what's good for the goose... You sewed the seeds Jew so you can reap the harvest of death. Complaining about it now is useless. You will live in fear for the rest of your life now. The only thing you can do is return what was stolen. There is no other way. Generations will never forget and in the end they will come for what is theirs and cut it from your bloody clutch. This is your curse in this life. The curse of all Jews who perpetuate the myth of "Israel" and the theft of Palestine. The Curse is upon you and you know deep in your heart there is no escape.

lucifer

all must allow the jews and arabs to kill each other to the end. only then will there be peace. one people,one land. strength is good. weekness is evil. light for a second. darkness is forever.

lucifer

all must allow the jews and arabs to kill each other to the end. only then will there be peace. one people,one land. strength is good. weekness is evil. light for a second. darkness is forever.

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