i won’t even try to make a bigass post about the situation in my country rn (israel) because i’ll be overwhelmed with SJW trash and i have no time for this but i’ll just put this here:
- ISRAEL ARE NOT ATTACKING PALESTINE CIVILIANS
they’re targeting the hamas - an extremist muslim terror…
FIrstly, they’re not targeting ‘Hamas terrorists,’ (just a clue, just because you think someones democratically elected government is a terror group, doesn’t mean you’re right! Imagine that!) By that logic (which you apply only to the Palestinians) they aren’t allowed to fight back against a government that consistently fucks them over, kills thousands of people and ruins hundreds of thousands of lives. If they’re targeting Hamas, why have nearly all of the deaths been civilian casualties (and don’t give me that ‘meat shield’ bullshit. These were kids in the houses of their parents who happened to be members of Hamas (maybe). That doesn’t give the IDF the excuse to blow up their whole house. That’s something called collective punishment which I guess you might know a bit more about considering that’s what Israel has been doing to the entire Palestinian population for the last month.
Also, how about this lovely fact (yes, fact). Netanyahu’s government knew those three teens were dead! Straight from the start! He let you all believe there was a little bit of hope, and knew they were dead the whole time in order to dismantle Hamas in the West Bank (just so you know, that is totally immoral. Letting their parents believe they were alive… That’s absolutely disgusting.
Additionally, there is no goddamn proof that Hamas fucking did it. What happened with Shalit? They swapped ONE Israeli for over a thousand Palestinians. WHY THE FUCK WOULD THEY KILL THREE WHEN THEY COULD HAVE SWAPPED THEM FOR THREE TIMES THAT? THAT LITERALLY MAKES NO SENSE. Hamas has not claimed responsibility. When has Hamas ever not claimed responsibility for an act of aggression against Israel? Please.
Now, as a result of accusing Hamas (again, WITH NO PROOF) Israel bombed the fuck out of the Strip. Hamas eventually retaliated and what gets into the news? That they started it. That somehow, Israel is allowed to “protect their civilians against evil horrible terrorists” but God forbid Palestinians do the same. Not just that, but when Operation Brother’s Keeper went into the West Bank for the express purpose of trying to dismantle Hamas, they killed 8 Palestinians, including 2 minors. How the fuck is that justified?
Now, lets get on to the rockets, seeing as you seem pretty sure that somehow Hamas’ shitty ass Qassam rockets are somehow equivalent to American made Israeli F-16’s and missiles.
Here’s a quick comparison:
Yep. Totally the same. I used to feel sorry for the population of Sderot as well, before you say that. I really, genuinely did. Until I saw a picture of them sitting outside during this apparently horrible rocket fire and clapping and laughing as Israel bombed Gaza (and civilians inevitably died). Here’s the picture, if you’d like to take a look.
Hey, they’re obviously in the same amount of danger as the people in Gaza. While women and children in the Strip run around screaming as their houses are demolished around them, and bodies are blown apart in front of their eyes, the residents of Sderot laugh and clap. Because you’re killing ‘terrorists.’
Aiming at a house is NOT targeting specific terrorist activity. It’s punishing whoever else lives in that house for the alleged crimes of another. You say these people have a choice. Okay, here’s their choice.
1. Leave their house. Maybe they’ll survive (but in Gaza you can never be sure) but they’ll lose everything they own. The strength of Israeli missiles will ensure that only rubble will be left of their house. No more clothes, no children’s toys, no food, no money. No memories. No pets, probably. If they’re lucky, they might be able to grab the ID, because we all know how fucked Palestinians are without their ID.
2. Stay, and definitely die. But hey, at least they won’t have to deal with the massive trauma of living in the Gaza Strip anymore.
Also, the residents of Sderot can leave. They can pack up and go whenever they want. Gazan’s are literally stuck in Israel. They cannot leave.
The worst thing about what Israel does though, and what Israeli’s do, is that you blame the victim. You say there will be peace when their parents love their kids as much as they hate you. You force these children to hate you. I understand why they do. These kids have grown up seeing their friends get killed, their houses get demolished repeatedly, their bothers killed or arrested, their fathers killed or arrested, their mothers die at the checkpoint, and they wait up at night scared that they will be arrested, underage, and charged with something they didn’t even do. I understand why they feel hopeless and why they think more violence is the only answer. Did you know 99% of children in Gaza display signs of severe PTSD? That’s what Israel’s bombing has done to them. A seven year old child is living through their THIRD intense bombing, where houses fall to pieces beside them and limbs get torn off.
Can you really, really say ANY Israeli child has had the same experience?
Israeli children are indoctrinated more than Palestinians ever could be. You say they’re taught to hate. They are - by Israel. They have nothing. And when something goes wrong, it’s their fault. If a kid gets shot, its his fault for being there - not the soldiers fault for pulling the trigger. If a kid dies in a bombing, it’s his fault for being born Palestinian. Not Israel’s fault for shooting a missile. Israeli children, you are taught to hate Palestinians simply because they exist. The amount of vitriol I have seen the last few days, with Jewish Israeli’s chanting “death to Arabs,” while looking for Palestinians to kill. When your politicians join in and encourage this, there is a serious fucking problem with your society. It is genuinely sick. Your government gets the public angry, and the end result is an innocent Palestinian boy being burnt alive.
Which again you tried to pin on the Palestinians. It was his fault, because he was killed for “being gay” is what the police tried to say. What bullshit. He died because your trigger happy, racist, abhorrent fucking politicians wanted revenge. And they got it, with the death of an innocent kid.
If I applied the same logic to Israel that Israel applies to Palestinians, it would be Israeli citizens fault for being in the same house as a soldier in the IDF. It would be Israeli children’s fault if they ever got shot throwing rocks, and it would be their parents fault for letting them go out and do it. It would be the settler teenagers fault for getting kidnapped while hitchhiking and their fault for dying. Israel would have no right to defend itself when it’s civilian population is under attack. It would be their fault they had no bomb shelters, and their fault they exist.
And I’ll just leave you with a few quotes, by ex Israeli soldiers.
They told the force to shoot anyone in the street:
BTS: …”They actually shot people?”
Soldier: "They actually shot at whoever was walking around in the street. It always ended with ‘we killed six terrorists today.’ Whoever you shot on the street is ‘a terrorist’"
In this same book, multiple other soldiers admit to planting guns on Palestinians they killed, so it would look like they were armed. They also admit to using children as human shields, stealing valuables from Palestinian homes and attesting to the fact that most of the people they arrest, are really doing nothing wrong.
I genuinely pity you, because you cannot understand the horrific nature of what your country is doing to the Palestinians. 50 years from now, your grandchildren will look at you and wonder if you stood up for the right thing, or if you were like the whites in Southern America who lynched blacks, supported Jim Crow and kept them as slaves because it’s all they knew. They will wonder if you were like the whites in South Africa, who institutionalised apartheid. They will wonder why you just went along with what was happening and believed what you were being told was the truth.
Sometimes it takes people from the outside looking in to see how fucked up a place truly is. And when you’ve got lynch mobs going around looking for minority groups all night, stopping cars and asking them if they’re of a certain ethnicity, well… You’re pretty fucked at that point.
Plus, one more thing. This is a quote from one of your upcoming politicians:
This is an article by the late Uri Elitzur, which was written 12 years ago, but remained unpublished. It is as relevant today as it was at the time.
The Palestinian people has declared war on us, and we must respond with war. Not an operation, not a slow-moving one, not low-intensity, not controlled escalation, no destruction of terror infrastructure, no targeted killings.
It is not a war against terror, and not a war against extremists, and not even a war against the Palestinian Authority…This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people.
What’s so horrifying about understanding that the entire Palestinian people is the enemy?
…[T]the morality of war (yes, there is such a thing) is founded on the assumption that there are wars in this world, and that war is not the normal state of things, and that in wars the enemy is usually an entire people, including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.
And the morality of war knows that it is not possible to refrain from hurting enemy civilians.
They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.
Honestly, you’d think that with the history behind the creation of Israel, one would be hesitant about calling for a genocide, but hey! Fuck it. All Palestinians are evil right?