Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Israel's Genocidal Aggression on Gaza Revisited
By Khalid Amayreh
Al-Jazeera, CCUN, January 3, 2011
The Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip two years ago, which
lasted for three weeks, was pornographically criminal and graphically
genocidal. Israel knowingly and deliberately targeted innocent civilians,
including children, using state-of-the-art machines of death.
Entire families were simply exterminated at the pretext that a member was
involved with the resistance. Homes, hospitals, mosques and other public
buildings were obliterated. Even terrified and thoroughly terrorized people
raising white banners were mercilessly riddled with bullets.
sheer criminality of the Israeli army gave the impression that Israeli
soldiers were probably trying to mimic Old Testament savagery by murdering
men, women, and children, and by destroying and annihilating all that
The genocidal onslaught on Gaza is sufficient to render
Israel an illegitimate state. No state under the sun, Jewish or otherwise,
should behave in such a nefarious manner and remain legitimate.
Don't mention the holocaust. In the final analysis, since when did Israel
have the right to utilize one holocaust in order to commit another? Or use
it as red herring to divert attention from its genocidal atrocities against
To cover her crimes against humanity, Israel used her
effective lying machine to the fullest. It claimed that Israel was coming
under attack from Gaza and that it was merely exercising self-defense.
Such a claim, coming from a country that is based on mass murder,
ethnic cleansing and land theft, is very much analogous to an imagined
claim by the Third Reich that it was forced to deal stringently
with Jews because SS soldiers had been coming under attack from Jewish
resistance fighters at Ghetto Warsaw.
I am making this comparison
because as soon as Israel ostensibly left Gaza in 2005, it imposed a
hermetically tight blockade on the coastal enclave, turning it into the
largest open- air prison in the world. Gazans were tormented and
savaged and starved in manners unseen since Ghetto Warsaw, or probably the
great Ukrainian starvation under Stalin.
Israel simply wanted Gazans
to die unwept and as quietly as possible. However, when Gazans found out
that they had nothing to lose; they decided to die standing on their feet,
rather than walking meekly to the Israeli slaughterhouse.
rained death on Gaza for 21 consecutive days, hoping to get the people of
Gaza to crawl on their hands and feet, begging for mercy from an army that
combined all the elements of barbarianism and brutality of the Wehrmacht,
Gestapo and SS combined.
However, much of the so-called
international community kept up looking on as Gaza was being killed and
raped as if these abominations were occurring on a distant planet.
There is no doubt the pornographic apathy with which the so-called civilized
world related to the shameful Israeli aggression in Gaza two years ago
represented an all-time low in the world's morality.
What else can
be said of powerful states, some of which are considered cornerstones of the
international system, which related to the attempted lynching of nearly 2
million Gazans by merely saying that "Israel has the right to defend
itself."!! What kind of fornication with language is this, coming from the
President of the most powerful nation on earth?
To be sure, moral
depravity was by means the lot of an evil empire that allowed itself to be
transformed into a big whore by Israel and her supporters. Many other
countries betrayed and continued to betray Gaza, including countries that
shamelessly claim to be Arab and Islamic.
Unfortunately, the passage
of two years since the clouds of death were hovering over Gaza has not
brought any solace. The brutal ugliness of a manifestly fascist Israel is as
conspicuous as ever. And Israel continues to gang up on Gaza, barring the
victims of the 2008-2009 aggression from rebuilding their homes by
preventing building materials from getting through into Gaza.
true that the overall humanitarian situation in Gaza is slightly better in
comparison to what it was two years ago. However, it is also true that
whatever improvement there has been is not a result of Israeli magnanimity
but rather a cynical attempt to enhance her tarnished image.
why the free-minded people of the world must stay focused on Gaza lest
Israel decides to reactivate her genocidal instincts and gang up on Gaza's
We must not allow ourselves to forget the cardinal
fact that the murder of Palestinian children has always been a well-guarded
Zionist tradition. Unfortunately, there is no evidence whatsoever suggesting
that the Zionist entity is about to forgo this evil but intrinsic tradition
which for most Zionists constitutes a way of life.