UPDATE: There are now more than 600 people who’ve been killed in Gaza, whilst Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to very unconvincingly insist that it’s Hamas’s fault for “using civilians as human shields”. Considering how 1,800,000 have been crammed into such a tiny strip by Israel’s policy of apartheid, there isn’t anywhere for them to go in order for them not to be so-called “human shields”. And even if there were any truth to his ridiculous claim, if the “shield” is in fact a human, why the hell would you continue to pulverize it while claiming with a straight face that you want to “limit human casualties”?! If Netanyahu and his goons think this is somehow going to draw a wedge between Palestinians and Hamas, they are mistaken. If anything it will only legitimize the need and desire for armed resistance.
***GRAPHIC IMAGERY AHEAD***
The videos you are about to see are incredibly sickening and disturbing to watch. They should NOT be viewed in the presence of small children. I URGE YOU NOT TO LOOK AWAY, for as difficult as it might be for you to watch it, it pales in comparison to the 1.8 million people who are living through this hell in Gaza at the very moment. It is the American tax payers who have been footing the bills for this illegal occupation, along with the slaughtering of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants that goes along with it. Every single member of the U.S. Senate and House voted to continue shelling out at least $3 billion annually to this regime’s weaponry, and the West has continually refused to hold Israel accountable for its outrageous war crimes. If the following images disturb you, then you should DEMAND your local and/or state representatives in the U.S. Congress cease supplying the weaponry for wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians immediately.
Do not accept for a moment the lie that these people are just “collateral damage” in Israel’s war against Hamas. The fact is that more than 469 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by the Israeli military in the past 12 days. As of 8:15 P.M. Central time on Sunday, July 20, there had been at least 100 Palestinians killed by Israeli military forces in a single day alone. Even if we are to ignore for a moment the fact that Hamas would never have existed were it not for the need of an oppressed people to resist against a colonial occupier, the brutal attack of an entire population, trapped with nowhere else to go – carried out from the air, the sea and the land – cannot in any way be justified as an act of “self-defense.” If anything it will only harden the feelings of the occupied and oppressed Palestinians, whose every attempt to carry on and start a new life is thwarted and destroyed by Israel simply because it will not rest until all of Palestine belongs to the state.
The grieving man in the first video is the father of 4 year-old Sahar Salman Abu Amous whose life was so needlessly and viciously cut short.
Images From the Ongoing Attacks on Gaza:
Do these look like “terrorists” to you?