It's all in Self Defense People!
How do you translate the anger that you feel when you hear UN Secretary General mention the “terrorist rocket attacks” before mentioning the “disproportionate” response by the Israelis?
What is happening in Gaza today is far from a Holocaust. The Holocaust happened under different circumstances, and different times. Gaza today is experiencing a Modern Holocaust. Where innocent civilians are being killed while the world watches in silence; where the UN justifies the action of an army under the banner of “self defense.” Self defense against whom? Palestinians who don’t even have clean drinking water?
To examine who truly needs self defense we need to only look at the numbers of the few days. The timeline is shown in a BBC article:
At least 52 Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers killed
Ashkelon activates warning system after rocket hits
Four Palestinian children and seven militants killed
Six-month-old Palestinian boy and six militants killed
Israeli civilian killed in Sderot
The BBC article is now outdated. The latest numbers from Aljazeera show 102 deaths from the Palestinian side of them 39 children.
As I write this Israel continues to launch attacks against civilians in Gaza. Meanwhile the IOF is launching an assault on Hebron in the West Bank, fully knowing that the media is too busy covering its crimes in Gaza. The results of the attack on Hebron so far are the death of 13 year old girl, and the injuring of seventy.
I ask you take a moment to step back and examine what is happening, because I truly think we’re becoming desensitized to hearing of Palestinian deaths. No matter what side you’re on when you look back on what’s happening, the human in you should tell you one thing. What’s happening right now isn’t a political dilemma. It’s a Moral dilemma.