What’s unfolding now in Gaza is a humanitarian catastrophe the world can’t ignore and America and Israel must work cooperatively to halt. Otherwise, hundreds of thousands of innocents may die.
Thank you, Seth, for an incredibly thorough, important report on conditions inside Gaza. Thanks also for continually offering clarity and deeper understanding about the ever-shifting situation in Israel and Gaza. I'm astonished how many people apparently can't distinguish between Hamas terrorists and the Palestinan citizens who are trapped in what has been so aptly described as an open-air prison with 2-million inmates.
If Netanyahu proceeds with his inhumane evacuation of northern Gaza, as you noted, hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians could die. The UN and the Biden administration, therefore, must inform the Israelis that it would be a war crime for IDF to kill unarmed Palestinian citizens whose only "crimes" are living in Gaza.
There will never be perfect peace in the region but anything is better than the Hellscape Hamas and Netanyahu are working hard to create. The suffering imposed on the innocents in Gaza is difficult to comprehend.
And yes, as Seth points out, look at how difficult it's been to deal with the hard right and their crimes in the US by those who are well fed, sheltered and live in something that resembles a democracy. How do you overthrow that? How can Gazans, or for that matter Israelis hope to do the same in Israel?
putin has Played his pawns, Hamas & Bibi, trump their social media advanced Cambridge Analytica, well. Bibis face says it all when Blinken speaks. And don’t think the MIC isn’t skipping, along with private equity where you can be sure putin’s wallets still reside.
Not unlike the welfare queen of old, blaming the person with the LEAST POWER has been an effective GOP tool.
That there are those in power who have no issue with GENOCIDE OF UKRAINIANS JEWS OR PALESTINIANS as a means and in furtherance of their goals MUST BE SEEN BEFORE IT CAN BE ADDRESSED!
Terrifyingly, there’s a possibility this is ONLY the beginning of a dominionist’s power grab by this transnational crime syndicate.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your clarity, sanity, for drawing together such an unflinching assessment of all of the different threads in this senseless debacle. A head for an eye -- an unfettered genocide of an innocent people in the face of a terror attack -- is beyond cruel, beyond insane, beyond evil, frankly. I've been braced for the worst for the last few days -- and yet am shaking inside, horrified and terrified by the sheer force about to be unleashed on a civilian population largely composed of children.
What I don't understand, can't grasp, is how/why the US govt got behind this genocide? Why is our state department telling diplomats they can't talk about ceasefires, or any de-escalation at all? WHY?
That is just horrible :(
Well written and informative. Thank you. I have so many questions, but this piece answered quite a few while also displaying humanity and emphasizing the terrible deprivations that the people of Gaza are undergoing.
The human suffering going on right now is simply appalling. I do not understand how Egypt - or Israel or
for that matter - can turn its back on the women and children of Palestine.
I pray this conflict ends quickly and aid to the area can be restored. Our own national security is going to be very much compromised if America and UN cannot help the Palestinian innocents survive even we help the Israelis secure their own freedom and safety.
How any freedom loving nation can stand by and watch this crisis and do nothing to ease it is simply beyond my comprehension.
God help us all.
At last , a thoroughly well thought through article explaining the inhumanity of this action by Israel whilst accepting the inhumanity of the terrorist attack by Hamas.
The retaliation is too extreme. The innocent people and children should be allowed to leave safely.
What amazes me is how many people "support" this wholesale slaughter. It's actually easy when the news media -provides no context for the war and instead, prefers the mendacious narrative that keeping people behind a blockade since 2007 does not cause extremism to grow. Israel caused this war. They have been the aggressor for many years.
Safe passage into Egypt must happen for the Gazan people before Israel attacks both North and South Gaza.
International aid can be setup quick enough as it’s been done before for far more people.
I’d like to add that for those in Gaza who’s hearts💕 are good, connected to God/Allah, will not have been caught completely off guard with the current tragedies.
Being able to read the signs while living through biblical times, is meant to help save lives.
This current war is not the “end war” as I’ve seen many speculate on social media. As there’s many more prophecies and years to come before 🌎 earth and it’s people transform to a higher power✨
We can continue to pray for our brothers and sisters who’re in harms way in Gaza.
Know if they do die, there really is no death, just a change in point of attention✨
We’re eternal beings on earth to learn and grow as individuals. To 💕 love all we can🥰
Thank you for detailing the geography and population density comparisons. As you pointed out about half the population consist of children. Clearly the abysmal conditions there have had little impact upon the people’s reproductive drives.
Do cooler heads ever prevail in a conflict like this? If Netanyahu wasn't in charge, do you think the response from Israel would be different?
Thank you for the list of organizations.
BLOW BACK ? an unforeseen and unwanted effect, result, or set of repercussions