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IPFS News Link • War Crimes

The Math of Murder

• by dennis j. kucinich

The stated public intention was to kill a single Hamas commander.

There are two million Palestinians warehoused in the sliver of land 26 miles long and between 2-7 miles wide, a containment camp holding indigenous peoples of the region hostage, known as the Gaza Strip.

Mr. Netanyahu has vowed to wipe out Hamas, which is estimated to have at least 40,000 members. If the ration of 50 -1 holds up, that is 50 Palestinians will die for every Hamas member killed -- then every single Palestinian in Gaza would be killed. This is not without possibility, perhaps the colonizers' plan.

A refugee camp was bombed again by Israel yesterday, killing 80 Gazans, and, I suppose, another Hamas commander. 

There is no refuge in Gaza refugee camps. Gaza is a walled-in slaughterhouse of broken people living on wretched, borrowed time, without food, water, electricity, sanitation, without hope to be spared pain and intense human suffering, until being relieved of their consciousness by sudden death descending into the Gaza maelstrom as a spectral Grim Reaper.

The broken bodies of at least 300 Gazans, pulverized by massive bombs, are being pulled each day from the wreckage of their land.

The further prosecution of this war is counterproductive to the security and survival of Israel and its citizens, who live in an increasingly hostile environment as the images of the plight of Gazans are broadcast to billions world-wide and to hundreds of millions of enraged Muslims and Arabs in the region.