Is Israel Carrying Out a ‘Holocaust’ on Gaza Palestinians?

Quick, simple and to the point illustration excerpted from David Harris, The Jerusalem Post:

When Israel entered Gaza in a war of self-defense in 1967, the population was 360,000. After Israel withdrew totally from Gaza in 2005, it was estimated at 1.4 million.

Would that the Jewish population under Nazi rule had quadrupled!

When Israel entered Gaza in 1967, life expectancy for women was 46. When it left Gaza, it was 73.

Shall we even bother to discuss life expectancy for Jews under Nazi occupation?

The Second World War in Europe lasted from September 1, 1939 to May 8, 1945 – 68 months in all. That means an average monthly extermination rate of nearly 90,000 Jews.

Compare that to the total number of victims in Gaza over three weeks – roughly guesstimated at more or less 1,000 – and recall that the majority were armed fighters committed to Israel’s destruction, who used civilians, including children, as human shields, mosques as arms depots, and hospitals as sanctuaries.

Believe me… if the “grandchildren of the Holocaust survivors” had wanted to do exactly what the Nazis did to their grandparents, they would have unleashed their full air, land, and sea power. They would have thrown the Israel Defense Forces’ ethical guidelines to the wind, kicked out the UN and Red Cross personnel on the ground, stopped humanitarian transports of food, fuel, and medicine, prevented media reporting, and left absolutely nothing – and no one – standing.

See also Israel Kicking Hamas Butt Videos & Pics (and Hamas Using Human Shields) and other posts on the conflict.

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6 Responses to “Is Israel Carrying Out a ‘Holocaust’ on Gaza Palestinians?”

  1. marlyn Says:

    Frank Adam comments:
    Another useful detail in the seated three men photo:Jewish prisoner in pukka Brit shorts and two Arab Legion guards. The corporal on the viewer’s right is a negro. So? The nearest negroes to the Holy Land are in Sudan (deeply south from Egypt) or escaped slaves from Saudi Arabia. Either way he is an immigrant to the region which is one in the eye for the Arab complaint about Zionist Jews being immigrants.

  2. cloister Says:

    A Rasmussen survey shows that 70% of Americans view Israel as an ally as compared with just 8% that view her as an enemy
    The only other country in this region with a positive rating is Egypt at +30. Others all negative

  3. bleep Says:

    The World keeps complaining about the ‘blockade’ of Gaza. Here are some statistics from this week’s ‘blockade.’

    Gaza exported more flowers to Europe last week, while receiving nearly 14,000 tons of humanitarian aid through Israel via the various crossings. Business owners in the region shipped out eight truckloads of carnations to be sold in the European market. The Gaza region is famous for its fragrant and highly-prized carnations.

    Meanwhile, at the same time, hundreds of trucks laden with wheat, flour, meat, chicken, fish, legumes and other agricultural produce made deliveries in Gaza. Animal feed, hygiene products and medical supplies were among the non-food items that were packed on to the trucks that made their way into the region from Israel.

    A total of 533 trucks transferred 13,919 tons of essential humanitarian food products and non-food items into Gaza just last week alone, according to the IDF spokesperson.

    In addition, 1,308,260 liters of diesel fuel and 832 tons of cooking gas were pumped through the fuel terminal at the Nahal Oz crossing.

    At the Erez Crossing, 190 medical patients and their escorts crossed into Israel from Gaza, many of whom continued on into the Palestinian Authority areas. Moving in the opposite direction, 190 staff members of international organizations crossed through Erez from Israel in to Gaza.

    Some blockade, isn’t it?

  4. Harry Sokaden Says:

    “I have been disappointed this past year with the lack of boldness and the lack of creativity and the lack of strength in our diplomacy with respect to this peace process. We have not articulated a policy, and we don’t have a strategy,” Kurtzer, who advised Obama’s presidential campaign, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week.

    Kurtzer is right. Obama has bowed to every Arab dictator in the region, but has refused to speak to Israel or to visit here. In his last meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister came and left late at night through a backdoor of the White House, and all photographers were barred other than the White House’s own photographer. It goes without saying that there was no press conference.

    Obama’s first act upon taking office was to appoint retread George Mitchell as his ‘special envoy.’ Mitchell’s biases against Israel were known before he ever assumed his position. Obama’s second act was to be more ‘Palestinian’ than the ‘Palestinians’ by demanding a ‘settlement freeze’ when the ‘Palestinians’ had been talking to Israel without one for 16 years. Worse, he demanded that it include Jerusalem, to which no Israeli government could agree.

    Spit in Israel`s face, Mr. Obama, and they`ll spit in yours. Don’t treat Israeli Prime Minister like your butler and expect your Vice President to be treated like a king in Israel.

    What could go wrong?

  5. nasty Says:

    This picture was taken on September 30, 2000, the Eve of Rosh HaShanna, the Jewish New Year.

    On September 30, 2000, The New York Times, Associated Press and other major media outlets published a photo of a young man — bloodied and battered — crouching beneath a club-wielding Israeli policeman. The caption identified him as a Palestinian victim of the recent riots — with the clear implication that the Israeli soldier is the one who beat him.

    The victim’s true identity was revealed when Dr. Aaron Grossman of Chicago sent the following letter to the Times:

    ” Regarding your picture on page A5 of the Israeli soldier and the Palestinian on the Temple Mount — that Palestinian is actually my son, Tuvia Grossman, a Jewish student from Chicago. He, and two of his friends, were pulled from their taxicab while traveling in Jerusalem, by a mob of Palestinian Arabs, and were severely beaten and stabbed.

    That picture could not have been taken on the Temple Mount because there are no gas stations on the Temple Mount and certainly none with Hebrew lettering, like the one clearly seen behind the Israeli soldier attempting to protect my son from the mob.”

  6. nasty Says:

    UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) there is a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Gaza. Even a cursory review of the claims shows that they are utter nonsense with manufactured standards not used elsewhere in the World. Here are a couple of highlights:

    “According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), there is no shortage of most basic commodities in the Gaza Strip and anything can be brought in through the tunnels, although most Gazans do not have enough money to purchase these goods. The great catastrophe is not starvation, but the fact that 80% of the population are charity cases. In OCHA’s eyes, Gaza is not Somalia, but there is a crisis of human dignity there.”

    If 80% of Gaza is charity cases, whose fault is that? Until 2000, many Gazans worked in Israel. In 2000, when Gazans started turning themselves into splodeydopes, Israel banned them from working within Israel and closed the ‘security fence’ except to persons seeking medical attention and persons accompanying them. Even then, Gazans were receiving millions of dollars in international aid and could have used that aid to build a self-sustaining economy. But they didn’t. Instead, the spent the money on weapons and explosives and tried to destroy the State of Israel. And when Israel expelled all the Jewish residents of Gaza in 2005, that trend just accelerated. Why should anyone feel sorry for them?

    In fact, ‘international law’ does not require Israel to provide Gazans with food, clothing, electricity and water.

    OCHA cannot argue that Gazans are starving because they’re not. So they’ve invented a new condition to describe what Gazans are ostensibly going through. They call it ‘food insecurity.’

    Even when it comes to food, OCHA maintained in a study published in August 2009 that Gazans are suffering from what it calls “food insecurity.” According to the organization, 1.1 million of Gaza’s 1.5 million population is food insecure, up from just over half in 2008.

    “The main causes of food insecurity are the increase in poverty, the destruction of agricultural assets, and the inflation in prices of key food items,” it wrote.

    “There has been a gradual shift in the diet of Gazans from the high-cost and protein-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables and animal products, to low-cost and high-carbohydrate foods such as cereals, sugar and oil, which can lead to micro-nutrient deficiencies, particularly among children and pregnant women.”

    In other words, they’re not eating expensive Western diets. Or maybe they are – the fruit stand below is in Gaza and the picture was taken in November 2009. I don’t believe their diets are deficient, but if their diets are so deficient, let them take vitamins. I’ll bet if you took ten people off the streets of New York City half of them would have deficiencies in micronutrients.

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