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US opposes peace as Israel ethnically cleanses Palestinians, waging war on ‘entire nation’ of Gaza

Israel is ethnically cleansing Palestinians, trying to force them out of Gaza into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The US and EU support Netanyahu’s scorched-earth war on the “entire nation”, and the State Department ordered diplomats not to call for peace, de-escalation, or a ceasefire.

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The Israeli government is in the process of ethnically cleansing more than 1 million Palestinians, pushing them out of their homes in Gaza.

According to senior Israeli officials, the plan of the far-right Benjamin Netanyahu government is to force Palestinians into the desert of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where they will live in so-called “tent cities”.

At the same time, Israel is brutally bombing the besieged Gaza strip – one of the most densely populated areas on Earth.

There are even reports that Israel has attacked convoys of Palestinian civilians who were abiding by its evacuation order and fleeing from the north to the south of the 40-kilometer strip.

Meanwhile, the United States has adamantly refused to support calls for peace.

Instead, the State Department told US diplomats not to mention the phrases “de-escalation/ceasefire”, “end to violence/bloodshed”, and “restoring calm” when discussing Gaza, according to a memo obtained by HuffPost.

On 12 October, Israel ordered the roughly 1.1 million Palestinians living in the northern half of Gaza to evacuate to the south.

The United Nations warned that it would be “impossible for such a movement to take place without devastating humanitarian consequences”.

The UN “strongly appealed” for the Israeli evacuation order “to be rescinded”, noting it “could transform what is already a tragedy into a calamitous situation”.

Israel ignored the UN and instead cracked down even harder, bombing Palestinian civilians as they evacuated.

The BBC acknowledged that the Israeli military attacked a Palestinian convoy, writing, “These vehicles were carrying civilians, who were fleeing northern Gaza after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) issued an evacuation order”.

The BBC verified a video of the attack, describing it as “a scene of total carnage”, which “is too graphic for us to show”.

“Bodies, twisted and mangled, are scattered everywhere”, the BBC described, adding that many of the victims of the Israeli attack were women and children, including infants aged 2 to 5 years old.

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The Associated Press confirmed the same, writing:

Two witnesses reported a strike on fleeing cars near the town of Deir el-Balah, south of the evacuation zone and in the area Israel told people to flee to. Fayza Hamoudi said she and her family were driving from their home in the north when the strike hit some distance ahead on the road and two vehicles burst into flames. A witness from another car on the road gave a similar account.

As of 14 October, Israel had killed at least 2,215 Palestinians, including 724 children and 458 women, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry.

Another 8,714 Palestinians have been wounded in a week of Israeli attacks, among them 2,450 children and 1,536 women.

Meanwhile, top Israeli officials have engaged in borderline genocidal rhetoric.

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog declared at a press conference that the country is at war with the “entire nation” of Gaza.

“It is an entire nation out there that is responsible” Herzog said, in reference to Palestinians.

“It is not true this rhetoric about civilians not being aware, not involved. It’s absolutely not true. They could have risen up [against Hamas]”, he argued, in comments reported by HuffPost.

According to Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, Israel’s plan is to ethnically cleanse Palestinians and force them into Egypt.

Citing an anonymous high level source, Hersh wrote, “I have been told by an Israeli insider that Israel has been trying to convince Qatar, which at the urging of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a long-time financial supporter of Hamas, to join with Egypt in funding a tent city for the million or more refugees awaiting across the border”.

This plan was in fact confirmed by Israel’s former deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, who previously served as the Israeli ambassador to the United States and a foreign policy adviser for far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In an interview with Al Jazeera reporter Marc Lamont Hill on 12 October, Ayalon stated:

DANNY AYALON: This was, this is thought out. It’s not something that we tell them, go to the beaches, go drown yourselves, God forbid, not at all. There is a huge expanse, almost endless space in the Sinai desert, just on the other side of Gaza.

The idea is – and this is not the first time it will be done – the idea is for them to leave over to the open areas where we and the international community will prepare the infrastructure, you know, tent cities, with food and with water – you know, just like for the refugees of Syria that fled the butchering of Assad a few years ago to Turkey; Turkey received 2 million of them.

This is the idea. Now Egypt will have to play ball here, because once the the population is out of sight, then we can go…

I’ll tell you in a practical manner what we should do, and what we can do: create, like in the past, in history, a humanitarian corridor.

When there is a humanitarian corridor – and we have been discussing this with the United States – then we can guarantee in this corridor that nobody will get hurt.

Now, again, I say, there is a way to receive them all on the other side for temporary time, on the Sinai, because what did Hamas turn –

MARC LAMONT HILL: On the other side? Are we talking about Rafah? Are you saying the other side, they go to Egypt?

DANNY AYALON: Yes, absolutely, absolutely. And Egypt will have to play ball.

While Israel is ethnically cleansing Palestinians and killing large numbers of civilians, Western governments have showed unflinching support.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen both traveled to Tel Aviv to symbolically back the far-right Netanyahu government.

The Financial Times reported that some EU officials are concerned “that the European Commission president could look as if she is endorsing military actions that will cause mass civilian casualties — and that will swiftly be labelled as war crimes”.

An unnamed EU diplomat told the Times, “We may be about to see massive ethnic cleansing” – a clear indication that Western capitals know exactly what Israel is doing.

“Our fear is that we’ll pay a heavy price in the global south because of this conflict”, an anonymous EU official confessed to the newspaper.

The vast majority of countries in the Global South support the Palestinian people in their struggle against Israeli colonialism. A rare exception is the far-right government in India, whose Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents a vehemently anti-Muslim Hindu-nationalist party, the BJP, which sees Israel’s religious ethnostate as an inspiration and potential model for its own plans for a so-called “Hindu rashtra”.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu has suggested that Israel plans to further escalate its extreme violence. He told soldiers near the border of Gaza that the “next stage is coming”.

The Israeli military has also been attacking neighbors Lebanon and Syria.

Human Rights Watch confirmed that Israel used white phosphorous in strikes on both Gaza and Lebanon. The human rights organization made it clear that this “puts civilians at risk of serious and long-term injuries” and “violates the international humanitarian law prohibition on putting civilians at unnecessary risk”.

Israel has likewise bombed Syria multiple times, even targeting the international airport in Aleppo.

For the roughly 2.3 million Palestinians trapped in the besieged Gaza strip, conditions are virtually unlivable.

Israel has cut off Gaza’s access to electricity, water, food, and fuel. The Associated Press reported, “When water does trickle from pipes, the meager flow lasts no more than 30 minutes each day and is so contaminated with sewage and seawater that it’s undrinkable, residents said”.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) cautioned, “Mass casualties are unlike anything seen in past years”.

“The medical system is on its knees. As Gaza loses power, hospitals lose power. Water cannot be pumped. Sewage systems will likely flood. People have nowhere else to go”, the humanitarian organization stated.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Eric Arthur Blair

    2023-10-15 at 11:50

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable”
    – JFK – who was murdered by US deep state warmongers

    “We can continue to fight. We can continue to kill – and continue to be killed. But we can also try to put a stop to this never-ending cycle of blood. We can also give peace a chance.”
    – Prime Minister ex-General Yitzhak Rabin – who was murdered by Zionist deep state warmongers

    The Gaza strip has been a de facto concentration camp for many years, imprisoning millions of Palestinians whose forebears had been violently evicted from their homes by the Zionists.
    The Israeli “defense” minister recently called Palestinians “human animals”.
    The Zionists are now committing wholesale slaughter of Palestinian civilians, collective punishment, by indiscriminate carpet bombing and use of white phosphorus.
    An overcrowded concentration camp, in which the untermenschen are herded together, in order to achieve a “final solution”.
    Sound familiar?

    Benjamin Netanyahu publicly called for the murder of peacemaker Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 and that murderous yahoo is now committing wholesale genocide against the Gaza strip Palestinians. That genocider’s motto must surely be this:
    “Putting the Nazi into Ashkenazi”.

  2. JonnyJames

    2023-10-15 at 13:20

    Of course Ben is on it, and joins other honest journalists to call out the horrific crimes being committed by the US/UK/Israel “special relationship” psychopaths, and expose the lies and gross hypocrisy.

    This time it is much worse than the usual “mowing the lawn” against an occupied population under siege. Norman Finkelstein and others have called Gaza the world’s largest concentration camp, now it is turning into a death camp with well over 2 million people.

    Anyone even casually familiar with the history and context of the region will know that the crimes being committed by Israel and the US/UK (and EU vassal-sycophants) are historic in proportion. Arguing with racist, imperialist, supporters of mass murder is futile: the facts are beyond dispute. The Zionists only have one rhetorical defense: to call anyone who disagrees anti-semites and self-hating Jews. How childish and pathetic.

    The US/UK/EU hypocrites parading around with gross hypocrisy, Orwellian Newspeak and support of genocide will go down in history books. Future generations will consider the US/UK/EU imperialists to be among the worst butchers in history.

    It is hard to watch what is happening in a slow-motion genocide, funded, supported and blessed by the US and vassals.

    The UK has a special role here: we can blame the British Empire for giving away land that did not belong to them, creating the state of Israel, the “unsinkable aircraft carrier in the ME” for the US Empire, with the UK now as junior partners in crime.

  3. Eric Arthur Blair

    2023-10-15 at 15:25

    Fact #1: Zionists do NOT represent all Jews, Zionists do NOT speak for all Jews. They just have a bigger loudmouth platform on the sewer outlets of the mainstream media. Being anti-Zionist is NOT the same as being anti-Jewish.
    Many historic pro-Zionists were anti-semitic, such as many British behind the Balfour declaration, who simply wanted to rid Britain of Jews.
    Many righteous humanistic Jews of today are anti-Zionists.
    Jeremy Corbyn IS NOT and NEVER WAS anti-semitic, that was a filthy lie perpetrated in a smear campaign by The Guardian and other mainstream sewer outlets. As Goebbels said, repeat a lie often enough and people come to believe it.
    Fact #2: Israeli Zionists are using the holocaust inflicted on their grandparents as an excuse to inflict a holocaust on the Palestinians.
    Fact #3: Israel is a de facto Apartheid Theocracy, it is NOT a democracy. ZIONISM IS RACISM and must be OPPOSED by all decent human beings. BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION – BDS!
    Live and let live. Allow Israel to exist but it must return all terroritory illegally seized since 1967 so an independent separate Palestine can be established.
    Fact #4: The hysterical claim by rabid Zionist religious lunatics that God promised Palestine to his (her?) “chosen people” ie the Jews, is MADE UP BULLSHIT. It was written down by anonymous hallucinating Jews millenia ago in the most self serving manner, with ZERO EVIDENCE behind it. Today it is used by the Zionists as an excuse to conduct criminal atrocities in the name of their “one true god”, supposedly truer than the many thousands of other made up gods in human history. Why? Because the Zionist religious nutcases say so. Some of them, along with Christian religious nutcases like Mike Pompeo and his lying weasel sidekick Adrian Zenz and the sanctimonious pentecostal nutcase Scott Morrison believe the “end times” are nigh and may even try to bring it about by pushing for nuclear war. Bomb Iran! Bomb China!

  4. Cure E Us

    2023-10-16 at 16:24

    Enough of this deranged non-sense, and endless warmongering.The psychopaths criminally maneuvering the U.S. and Israel will kill us all if we don’t intervene.

    Israel has a sovereign home. Why aren’t the Palestinians afforded the same accommodation? Can you not see the hypocrisy and slippery-slope here? Totalitarianism will be knocking on our door next.This is not the way to live life!

  5. Cure E Us

    2023-10-16 at 19:54

    The U.S. frequently claims to be a bastion of democracy and freedom. However, as usual, some context has been deliberately omitted for intended obfuscation. What the U.S. suggests (the United States is essentially a holding company) is that freedom and democracy is (available) for a kind of imposed extortion.

    For example, let’s say you are indignant about how Israel is oppressing the Palestinians, and you decide to express your opinion at a protest: here’s an example – Dozens Arrested at Jewish-Led White House Protest Against Israeli War on Gaza https://www.commondreams.org/news/white-house-protest-gaza. You now have the ‘freedom’ to pay for your freedom from arrest (it’s almost as if the system was intentionally designed to shakedown, or extort lucre, right?).

    Further, the ‘democracy’ (a system of government by the people, typically through elected representatives) referred to, is the democracy the American public experiences after the judge (elected representative) pronounces them innocent or guilty – in either case you will most likely pay an additional fee (either the loss of your freedom for a specified term, or discretionary fees for court costs and probable legal fees).

    There you go, you have democracy and freedom in the USA: what a racket – made in America!

  6. Cure E Us

    2023-10-17 at 15:59

    Israel, according to Defense for Children International, has killed roughly one child every 15 minutes since it began its relentless bombing campaign on October 7. Israel appears to be nothing more than an unhinged rogue state (sponsored by the United States). The United States and Israel, as demonstrated by both, have very little to offer the world, aside from lies, chaos, destruction and death. The time of barbaric imperialism/colonialism must end; we must learn to peacefully coexist and respect self-determination.

  7. Cure E Us

    2023-10-18 at 19:49

    China did this; Russia is going to do that; Iraq has WMD; Iran wants (1) nuclear weapon; Nicaragua desires self-determination; Hungary is not promoting the U.S. agenda; Cuba is too skillful at refurbishing a 1955 Chevrolet… What will we do next, blame children for our dysfunction and greed? As a matter of fact: Israeli Politician Says “Children of Gaza Have Brought This Upon Themselves”- When children are explicitly framed as “not innocent,” all-out genocidal warfare is possible. https://truthout.org/articles/israeli-politician-says-children-of-gaza-have-brought-this-upon-themselves/

    The United States deploys fearmongering to manipulate or exploit most everyone: you’ll forfeit your career if you don’t take the jab; if you can’t pay your student loan, and default, your wages will be garnished, your credit rating will be debased, and you can’t borrow money for the future; if you tell the truth about some malfeasance you are aware of, you might suffer like Julian Assange; If you are a sovereign country, and desire self-determination, you just might experience internal meddling, regime-change and austerity; or, if you are a Biden staffer, and you question U.S. military support for Israel, you might fear retaliation: Some Biden Staffers Report a “Culture of Silence” Around Horrors in Gaza: Workers in national security-related positions fear retaliation if they question U.S. military support for Israel. https://truthout.org/articles/some-biden-staffers-report-a-culture-of-silence-around-horrors-in-gaza/

  8. Cure E Us

    2023-10-18 at 21:57

    China did this; Russia is going to do that; Iraq has WMD; Iran may want (1) nuclear weapon; Nicaragua desires self-determination; Hungary is not promoting the dictated U.S. agenda; Cuba is too skillful at refurbishing a 1955 Chevrolet… What will we do next, blame children for our dysfunction and greed? As a matter of fact: Israeli Politician Says “Children of Gaza Have Brought This Upon Themselves”- When children are explicitly framed as “not innocent,” all-out genocidal warfare is possible. https://truthout.org/articles/israeli-politician-says-children-of-gaza-have-brought-this-upon-themselves/

    The United States deploys fearmongering to manipulate and exploit most everyone: you’ll forfeit your career if you don’t take the jab; if you can’t pay your student loan, and default, your wages will be garnished, your credit rating will be deliberately debased, and you’ll be constrained with borrowing money for future success; if you tell the truth about some malfeasance you are aware of, you might suffer like Julian Assange; If you are a sovereign country and desire self-determination, you just might experience internal meddling, regime-change and austerity; or, if you are a Biden staffer, and you question U.S. military support for Israel, you might fear retaliation: Some Biden Staffers Report a “Culture of Silence” Around Horrors in Gaza: Workers in national security-related positions fear retaliation if they question U.S. military support for Israel. https://truthout.org/articles/some-biden-staffers-report-a-culture-of-silence-around-horrors-in-gaza/

  9. Eric Arthur Blair

    2023-10-22 at 23:53

    The lies of the mainstream media sewer outlets are piling up.
    Demented Biden said he saw pictures of Jewish babies that were beheaded by Hamas, but US officials later had to retract that as untrue. Israeli military sources that started the “40 beheaded babies” lie eventually admitted it was all made up. An avalanche of evidence has proved that the missile strike on the Al-Ahli hospital killing ~500 Palestinians was definitely by Israel and not by the Palestinians themselves, as was absurdly claimed.
    How many Israeli hostages were captured and killed by Hamas? The fact is that large numbers of Israelis were killed by indiscriminate shelling and gunfire by the IDF, as stated by a released Israeli hostage herself, who said she was humanely treated by Hamas (interview later deleted by the Zio-propagandists, but preserved here) :
    https://electronicintifada.net/content/israeli-forces-shot-their-own-civilians-kibbutz-survivor-says/38861
    Goebbels would be so proud!!
    Putting the Nazi into Ashkenazi!!

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