Is Israel thinking of genocide?

By Zhao Jinglun
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It is also wrong to identify all Gazans with Hamas. Half of Gaza's population are children, and it is they who have suffered the most under IDF attacks. They, of course, did not vote for Hamas. Many of the Palestinians who did vote for Hamas did so not because they want to see Hamas destroy Israel, but mostly for internal political reasons—as a protest against the corruption and incompetence of Fatah and the PLO.

It is not far-fetched to talk about genocide when discussing Israel's actions. Israel is one of the few countries that has gotten away with repeatedly violating international law and UN resolutions, simply because it is shielded by the veto-wielding United States.

UN sanctions devastated Iran and Saddam Hussein's Iraq after they committed similar violations. But Israel has no fear of UN Security Council sanctions because it knows full well that any such sanctions would be automatically vetoed by the US.

Even as Washington publicly demands an immediate ceasefire, the U.S. keeps resupplying Israel with lethal arms. It is a profound contradiction: the interests of the United States and Israel should clash sharply over Gaza, since Israel's mass killing is only escalating terrorist activity against Americans. Yet Israel and the United States remain the closest of allies. Netanyahu is defiant because polls show that 91 percent of Israelis support the Gaza war (has the entire nation become psychopathic?!), and the US Congress (which is mostly in the pocket of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (aka AIPAC)) is warning Obama not to push Israel to agree to a ceasefire.

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) insisted he was totally comfortable with Israel killing thousands of civilians in the current war if it meant wiping out Hamas. There you have another psychopath calling for genocide!

But the idea that mass killing will resolve Israel's problems is a fantasy. There is no military solution. The IDF's bloody war only isolates Israel further as boycotts of Israeli goods and services spread in Europe. The only way out of this terrible situation is peace through political negotiation.

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