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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tell us more about the genocidal Israelis

It has been an open secret that, unlike the Palestinian Refugee camps in Israel where nobody is forcing the residents to remain, the Palestinian refugee camps in Syria and Lebanon are virtual concentration camps where the residents are forced to live in open air prisons. 

For years, there have been reports of Palestinians living in Syria and Lebanon being denied the most basic freedom of movement, being barred from being able to work in a wide range of desirable fields, and being forced to live in truly appalling conditions.  

But because these were Arab regimes violating human rights and ignoring international law, the world has taken little or no notice.

Today I read a news report that in the midst of the ongoing Syrian civil war, as well as a particularly harsh winter, the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria has been kept under a stage of siege by Syrian President Assad's forces, and more than 40 people have died recently from starvation... with another 10 near death.

According to the article, there used to be 170,000 Palestinians living in this camp, but most of them fled to Jordan or Lebanon during the chaos of the recent military upheaval.  But 18,000 or so remained in the camp, and are now being deliberately starved to death by Syrian troops.

Where is the public outcry?  Where is the EU's Catherine Ashton's public outrage?  Where are President Obama's 'red lines'?  Where are the United Nations' resolutions condemning these atrocities?

Oh I know... they are all too busy condemning the construction of apartments and houses in existing Israeli communities.  It is this construction that is the cause of such outrage around the world that college students in the world's capitals routinely hold anti-Israel demonstrations, invariably waving placards about 'The Israeli Genocide of the Palestinian People' and shamelessly comparing Israelis to Nazis.

It is apparently of interest to nobody that nearly as many Palestinians in Syria have been killed in the two-and-a-half years since the start of the Syrian Civil War as have been killed in the last 25 years of the ongoing 'armed resistance' of the various Palestinian groups against Israel (a conflict to which they are an active party).

But please... tell us more about the genocidal Israeli nazis.

Posted by David Bogner on January 14, 2014 | Permalink

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Soft bigotry of lowered expectations.

Posted by: Ari | Jan 15, 2014 7:45:58 AM

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