Creating people's geographies
After murdering 33 over 60 78 112 (as at 3 March) Palestinians since Tuesday (whose names and family status are rarely mentioned like the Israeli “father of four”, and two others, combatants), the Israeli regime and blight unto nations has now confirmed to the world its genocidal intent against the indigenous Palestinian population: the Deputy Israeli Defense Minister Matan Vilnai has threatened a shoah (holocaust, disaster) against Gazans, telling Israeli Army Radio:
“The more Qassam (rocket) fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah because we will use all our might to defend ourselves.”
This is not about “defence”, of course. Stopping the rockets — which are a response to the occupation, control and strangulation of the Palestinians — could be achieved by talking to the elected government of Gaza, and ending the longest-running military occupation in modern history, and one of the most brutal.
The Israeli hafrada state has never really considered more jaw-jaw for less war-war—despite the clear indications more ordinary Israelis now favour ceasefire talks with Hamas—and until it does, its genocide and occupation of the Palestinians will be the undoing of this increasingly revolting zionazi regime. To his credit, Yossi Beilin, former minister and ex-leader of the left of centre Meretz Party, is one of the few public voices calling for the only thing that will work: a diplomatic rather than military solution.
Beilin confirms that Hamas has at least twice offered a truce via a third party, adding: “My solution is to reach a ceasefire with Hamas.”
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