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Saturday, December 23, 2023

Israel V Palestine

The conflict between these two peoples has been going on for decades and I will not pretend to understand the history of how they reached the point where so many of a civilian population came to be slaughtered or displaced with so little accountability. I will just say that it is a sickness that seems to be spreading across the globe and I fear for the future of mankind not just where conflict is now ongoing but world wide in general. Read on and if you are not bothered you are not listening!

Israel declared war after Hamas gunmen stormed across the border on Oct. 7, killing some 1,200 people and taking some 240 hostages. More than 20,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's war to destroy Hamas and more than 53,000 have been wounded, according to health officials in Gaza, a besieged territory ruled by the Islamic militant group for the past 16 years. ….............

Israel's offensive has been one of the most devastating military campaigns in recent history, displacing nearly 85% of Gaza's 2.3 million people and leveling wide swaths of the tiny coastal enclave. More than half a million people in Gaza — a quarter of the population — are starving, according to a report this week from the United Nations and other agencies. ….......

Israel says it has killed thousands of Hamas militants, including about 2,000 in the past three weeks, but has not presented evidence. It says 139 of its soldiers have been killed in the ground offensive.....................

From https://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-hamas-war-gaza-airstrikes-southern-offensive/

Genocide is the intentional destruction of a people[a] in whole or in part.

In 1948, the United Nations Genocide Convention defined genocide as any of five "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group".


War is an intense armed conflict[a] between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias.


You decide, I know where I stand!

Merry bloody Christmas........

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