• Israel’s collective punishment of the Palestinians.
By Ronald L. Ray —
Washington’s political prostitutes happily ignore millions of needy Americans and national infrastructure, but send billions of tax dollars annually to help the apartheid, terrorist, rogue nuclear state of Israel exterminate native Palestinians in the Holy Land. One of the more disturbing criminal aspects of this misanthropic Jewish hatred for Arabs is the brutal collective punishment of Palestinians by Israel for things as trivial as a traffic ticket.
Collective punishment is forbidden by Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, devised to protect civilian populations in time of war or occupation by a foreign power—the clear situation in Zionist-occupied Palestine.
Article 33 states: “No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.”
Nearly every action the Israeli government or state-protected illegal Jewish “settlers” take toward Palestinians is, however, collective punishment, a war crime or crime against humanity, with the genocidal intent to eliminate all Palestinians from “Greater Israel.” Children’s schools, hospitals, churches and mosques in Palestine are favorite Israeli terror targets.
Palestinian children suffer disproportionately and are more severely traumatized—if they survive. In Gaza alone, 60% of the 1.5 million Arab inhabitants are under age 25. Whenever some Palestinian fires a few protest rockets into an empty Israeli field, entire Palestinian neighborhoods are raided by Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Not only suspects, but the elderly, women and children are jailed, brutalized or killed, and homes are irreparably damaged or destroyed, while soldiers plunder valuables.
According to the online magazine, “+972,” Israel’s recent seven-week “Operation Protective Edge” killed over 500 children, injured over 3,000, and orphaned another 1,500. The UN says 373,000 Gazan children need immediate psychological care. The IDF demolished 18,000 homes (on top of the thousands already wiped out, whose rebuilding the Israelis prevent), creating 108,000 new homeless, while 500,000 people were displaced—almost a third of Gaza’s mostly defenseless population. Thanks to Israeli restrictions, rebuilding will require more than 20 years.
Home demolitions are one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s favorite means of terrorizing Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. One need only be suspected of “terrorism” or another “security” breach to be shot by the IDF, while the military pulls down the house around the widow and orphans. The actions are obviously racist. Nothing happened to the families or homes of Israelis who murdered 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
Palestinians are prevented likewise by official Israeli discrimination from building or rebuilding, moving about freely or, in most cases, even obtaining work to support their families. Jews mendaciously claim it is merely Palestinian laziness or preference for weapons.
Since 1968, Israel forbids registration of Palestinian property; consequently, hundreds of thousands of acres have been seized from rightful owners.
All Palestinians are treated as prisoners in their own land, forced to live enclosed by miles of massive walls, fences and machine guns. They suffer random searches and seizures, separation from families, destruction of farms and poisoning or destruction of water supplies; destruction of hospitals, schools, factories, power supplies and sanitation; widespread starvation, arrest, torture, exile, harvesting of vital organs and other atrocities—all from the IDF and IDF-supported psychopathic Jewish “settlers.”
Jews say they should not be punished collectively for killing Jesus Christ, yet they impose blood guilt on the Germans and try to annihilate the entire Palestinian people under pretext of alleged crimes by a few. “Six million Jews” is a myth; the Palestinian genocide is real.
Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.