“In my opinion, the resistance is just a temporary phenomenon to achieve particular goals: to end the blockade and allow Palestinians to live in freedom and dignity in a state of their own.” – Nour Omar Shaban, 16 years old, Gaza, August 2, 2014.
“When the current attacks are called off, Israel hopes to be free to pursue its criminal policies in the occupied territories without interference, and with the U.S. support it has enjoyed in the past.” – Noam Chomsky, 86 years old, Lexington, Massachusetts, August 3, 2014.
Day 25 of Israel’s assault on Gaza. So far:
- 1,888 Palestinians killed, 1586 of them civilians, including 447 children and 235 women
- 7815 wounded, mostly civilians, including 2079 children and 1398 women
Through the toxic fog of propaganda, compelling voices speak out for truth and sanity. Here are two:
From a young Gazan: http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/25118-war-and-peace-the-youth-of-gaza.
From the venerable Noam Chomsky: http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25343-noam-chomsky-|-nightmare-in-gaza.
What is to be done?
Israel’s war crimes will only end when its illegal occupation of Palestine is stopped.
The occupation will only stop when it becomes impossible for Israel to sustain it.
The ruling authorities in Europe and North America offer no solution; they continue to support what Israeli historian Ilan Pappe calls “Israel’s incremental genocide on Gaza.”
For now, the only effective lever we have to end the occupation is the ever-growing international movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions.