Either way, as limbs and rotting guts from recently buried victims of Israel's war-crimes [or not. The International Criminal Court is doubly and triply washing its hands of jurisdiction in Gaza, on the back of endless petitions that Israel be tried for what most of the world can see plain as day. Of course, this didn't stop them in Sudan] were flung through the windows of neighbouring houses, Israel got along with their next stage of "fighting terror" - testing experimental weapons by burning refugees with white phosphorous that burns flesh down to the bone.
Because, you know, if they run away they must be guilty of something, right? Like being Palestinian? Or working for the United Nations?
Looks like Tzipi Livni's election campaign's coming along nicely, then. Especially now that those pesky Arab party's won't get to take part and interfere with the "only democracy in the Middle East". Mind you, Livni's idea of what constitutes democracy clearly leave a little to be desired:
"I am willing to give up a part of the country over which I believe we have rights so that Israel will remain a Jewish and democratic state in which citizens have equal rights, whatever their religion."Mind you, when you have Israeli academics whose solution to the Gaza issue is like that below, Livni seems positiviely moderate...
Apparently, Arnon Sofer, a Jewish Israeli intellectual, "teaches" at Haifa University that:
"When 2.5 million [Palestinians] live in a closed-off Gaza, those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day. If we don't kill, we will cease to exist. The only thing that concerns me is how to ensure that the [Jewish] boys and men who are going to have to do the killing will be able to return home to their families and be normal human beings." (Jerusalem Post weekend supplement Up Front, May 21, 2004. quoted here)
But who cares, anyway? Israel certainly doesn't. They can't even be arsed keeping their story straight:
And just in case you thought Israel's upporters might be well-meaning but merely misguided, Max Blumenthal went along to the pro-Israel rallies in New York, attended by a number of major Democratic politicians, and some of the statements made there will send shivers down your spine [eat your heart out Paul Sheehan]:
Just don't forget the protests. End the massacre in Gaza! NOW!