UN: “Gaza is Becoming a Graveyard for Children”

Should Netanyahu and Biden be Tried for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity?

Hossein Askari

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As of November 6, allegedly over 10,000 civilians, a number which includes 4,100 children, have been killed in Gaza as a result of Israeli bombing and the United Nations has declared that Gaza is becoming a graveyard for children. On the West Bank, Palestinian land illegally occupied, Israel’s terrorist settlers are killing Palestinians and evicting them from their homes. All the while, Israel claims with a straight face that it is only defending itself, as the killing continues unabated in Gaza and in the West Bank. We have to assume that by killing Palestinian children today Israel’s aim is to reduce the number of future Palestinian adults who could become enemies of Israel!

How is it that killing hundreds with AR-15s is called terrorism and an abomination but dropping bombs and killing thousands is more acceptable and called defending one’s people?

Yes, Israel has the right to defend itself after the terrorist massacre of October 7, but not to retaliate by carrying out a genocide and crimes against humanity. And yes, Palestinians have the right to get their land back and to live in peace in their homes but not to kill Israeli settlers. Both sides have rights, not just one side.

Who are the supporters of Israel’s one-sided rights? First and foremost, Israel itself. There is a long list of others — countries, organizations and individuals — but two stand out: U.S. President Joe Biden and the leaders of Evangelical Christians.

The United States has supported, and is supporting, Israel with military hardware — planes, tanks, bullets, armored vehicles, air defense systems, missiles, bombs — with money and intelligence and in every political forum imaginable. Unfortunately, America’s support has been unconditional and as a result has hurt both Israel and the U.S. And in the middle of this genocidal massacre of civilians, the United States is trumpeting three messages: Israel has the right to defend itself; the U.S. is shipping more lethal arms to Israel; and the U.S. will be funneling over $14 billion in financial aid. Hasn’t America been complicit in what we are witnessing before our eyes?

Evangelical Christians, who one would assume have read the New Testament and studied the teachings of Jesus, are also devoted backers of Israel — not directly with…

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Hossein Askari

MIT engineer-economist. Prof: Tufts, UT-Austin, GW. IMF Board. Government-Mediator Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. Econ-Finance, Oil, Sanctions, Mid-East, Islam.