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.