30 May 2024

The continuum of fascism: the culmination – an holocaust in Gaza - in Palestine


The holocaust in Gaza, now in its eigth month, plumbs ever deeper depths of elemental evil. The word is Greek in origin - holokaustos ‘burnt whole’. Merriam Webster – 1: a sacrifice consumed by fire 2: a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life especially through fire - a nuclear holocaust 3: usually the Holocaust : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II 4: a mass slaughter of people.

The native people of Palestine have been subject to all of the above except a nuclear holocaust although one member of the Israeli ? cabinet suggested this might be applied to the 2.2 million fellow humans in Gaza – although he and many of his fellows of similar psychopathy did not regard the families in Gaza as ‘humans’.

On this last Sunday 26th of May, numbers 1 and 2 were carried out with the certain approval of the Israeli ‘high command’. This though was a ‘joint enterprise’, given the written and spoken support of the US and most of its NATO allies, especially the UK and the leaders of the two major ‘parties’, the mantra being ‘Israel has the right to defend itself’. The missile strikes (the usual euphemism) were probably of thermobaric weapons as used by Britain et al in Iraq and Libya ** - and in the Balkans etc. The fireball of these well named Hellfire missiles reaches 3000 Celsius so ignition of the man made fibre tents in this recorded refuge in the hell on earth was certain, and would have been forecast by the targeting team of the Israeli ‘Defence’ Force. Imagine the pain of those wrapped in flaming plastic as their skin and subcutaneous tissue was fried, especially of the face and our lovely and wonderful eyes. Some were burned beyond recognition, fitting definition 1.

How is it that Netanyahu, the grandson of a rabbi Nathan Mileikowsky he though a Zionist, leads a ‘cabinet’ that has forgotten or denies a central Jewish tenet? I quote -

In the 32nd verse of the fifth Sura, or chapter, of the Quran is a retelling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel. In it we read: “For this reason we have ordained for the Children of Israel that whoever kills a person, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it as though he had killed all men. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved the lives of all men. And certainly our messengers came to them with clear arguments, but even after that many of them commit excesses in the land.”

He does so with rabid hatred for the people his ilk has terribly oppressed starting with the first stage of a genocide – the Naqba. Read Professor Ilan Pappe’s ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’. And Netanyahu and that vast chain of underlings – including those pressing the release buttons on the bombs over the concentration camp of Gaza, know that national war criminals such as Blair, the paramount psychopath and war criminal, have never been brought to an international court of law.

Read my posting - https://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/48-election-2019/core-issues/266-law-and-order

19-12-2019 Quote - Abroad. All leaders of aggressive wars in recent decades to be brought to the Hague or similar structure without fail. Without well proven convictions, war will be infinite and global annihilation certain. The psychopath might crave the apocalypse. Blair and his ‘sofa cabinet’ are to be pursued straight away. The actions and words of Cameron et al, and May and Johnson et al are to be examined by an international group of lawyers. These to include Falk, McKinney, …… and to be advised by Halliday and Von Sponeck on universal jurisdiction law.

Or on 16-12-08 - https://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/7-articles/political/63-the-paramount-war-criminal-tony-blair

Quote - If the world is to draw back from the abyss over which are poised the weapons of a silent eternity, these creatures must be brought immediately before an international court. They are to be tried with all rigour of the law, unlike Milosevic, Hussein or currently, Aziz. Those many psychopaths waiting in the wings will be checked at least when smiling killers or cold liars are taken down below.

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men ~ Plato

** The destruction of Libya and at least 100,000 humans was carried forward, with war drums beating and with the BBC/ZBC in the vanguard, using Blair’s “Responsibility to protect’. Have you heard of this since October the 7th 2023?


08:00, 27 May until 08:00, 28 May 2024   [Source of statistics: Palestinian Monitoring Group]

Gaza Strip

Air strikes: Heavy aerial bombardment on buildings, homes and many facilities.

Attacks: All over Gaza, there are air strikes, heavy gunfire, tank and artillery shelling, as well as missiles fired from Israeli forces and military occupation, especially in Khan Yunis. The Israeli Navy continues to fire missiles, targeting facilities and buildings along the shoreline of the whole of Gaza.

Victims: 46 people killed in Gaza brings the total number of deaths since 7 October to at least 36,096. With another 110 wounded, that figure has risen to more than 81,136.

Strike on displaced Palestinians kills 45 and leaves many grappling with the devastating aftermath. After sunrise, survivors of the Israeli bombing of a Rafah displacement camp returned to assess the damage. Children peeked through the window of a hollowed-out car, men searched the burnt debris, and journalists took photos of the blackened food cans. Around 12 hours earlier, Palestinian families were inside these tents, which were set ablaze after the Israeli military bombed the encampment, located in northwestern Rafah. Many had just finished night prayers, some were asleep and others were simply gathered with their families. “We were sitting down in peace when we suddenly heard the explosion,” said Layan al-Fayoum, a survivor of the attack. Chaotic scenes ensued, with panicked survivors running for safety amidst the charred bodies as one man held a headless child and a medic carried another with his brains blown out.    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/headless-child-charred-bodies-survivors-recount-israels-rafah-camp-massacre

Pained cries of the injured, frantic efforts by medics and unspeakable scenes of the aftermath in Kuwaiti Hospital. When Dr Muhammad al-Mughayer, from the Palestinian Civil Defence, arrived at the site of the attack, the fires were still burning. “The fires were very big and they were spreading all over the place,” al-Mughayer told Al Jazeera. Most of those who were killed had severe burns on their bodies, he added. As al-Mughayer’s team worked to rescue survivors and retrieve corpses, they encountered charred bodies and people whose limbs had been blown off.  https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/5/27/israel-attacked-rafah-at-night-all-the-people-burned

Israel continues to ignore orders from the International Court of Justice (ICJ), including the Court’s most recent ruling. This ruling requires Israel to halt its military assault on the Rafah Governorate in the southern Gaza Strip and reopen the Rafah border crossing to facilitate the movement of people and humanitarian aid. In the 48 hours that followed the ICJ’s ruling on Friday 24 May, however, Israel conducted more than 60 air raids on Rafah.   https://euromedmonitor.org/en/article/6348/Gaza:-After-ICJ-order-to-halt-attacks-on-Rafah,-Israel-launches-over-60-air-raids-on-the-city-in-48-hours

The Jewish Council of Australia renews our calls for the Albanese Government to use all possible diplomatic pressure to stop Israel committing the crime of genocide. Yesterday, an Israeli airstrike killed at least 45 people who were living in tents in the declared safe-zone of Rafah. The act is likely in breach of last week’s additional provisional orders of the International Court of Justice to immediately halt military operations in Rafah. This comes as the death toll from Israeli military actions in Gaza is increasing daily. In light of these developments, and the worsening conditions imposed on Palestinians in Gaza, and the West Bank, the Jewish Council of Australia calls on the Government to immediately cut all military ties and place sanctions on Israel. The Albanese Government must also place travel bans on extremist settlers and those suspected of war crimes. These actions would be in line with Australia’s obligations as a signatory to the Genocide Convention.  https://www.jewishcouncil.com.au/media/rafah-massacre-demonstrates-urgent-need-to-cut-ties-and-sanction-israel

The former head of the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, allegedly threatened a chief prosecutor of the international criminal court in a series of secret meetings in which he tried to pressure her into abandoning a war crimes investigation, the Guardian can reveal. Yossi Cohen’s covert contacts with the ICC’s then prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, took place in the years leading up to her decision to open a formal investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestinian territories. According to accounts shared with ICC officials, he is alleged to have told her: “You should help us and let us take care of you. You don’t want to be getting into things that could compromise your security or that of your family.” One individual briefed on Cohen’s activities said he had used “despicable tactics” against Bensouda as part of an ultimately unsuccessful effort to intimidate and influence her. They likened his behaviour to “stalking”. The Mossad also took a keen interest in Bensouda’s family members and obtained transcripts of secret recordings of her husband, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Israeli officials then attempted to use the material to discredit the prosecutor.     https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/28/israeli-spy-chief-icc-prosecutor-war-crimes-inquiry


Finally, this was linked to me by my professional gardener friend Jo Clarke-Irons -

https://www.palestinechronicle.com/100-testimonies-euro-med-monitor-documents-israels-abuse-of-palestinian-detainees/ published by the Palestine Monitor editor Ramzi Baroud