ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Solidarity with Gaza

The world is once again witness to the macabre dance of death in Gaza unleashed by the Israeli aggressors, and once again the news of scores of innocent Palestinian deaths, including those of a number of women and children, is flooding in. The tragedy is compounded many-fold by the conspiracy of silence on this issue entered into by all the major powers of the world, who have singularly failed to take any effective measure to restrain the Israeli aggressors. The only exception to this silence is the United States (US), Israel’s long-time sponsor, which has once again blocked efforts at the United Nations Security Council to pass any motion of censure against Israel.

Israel’s alibi for the latest attack – to punish perpetrators of abduction and murder of three Israeli boys – holds little merit when Israel is the occupying force and its leaders are belligerently calling for the annihilation of ordinary Palestinian lives without discretion, in accordance with their doctrine of “collective responsibility”. The deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Moshe Feiglin, has called Arab people “a gang of bandits” and has argued in favour of Israeli government cutting off electricity supply to Gaza in order to paralyse its hospitals. His reported statement is – “The blood of a dialysis patient in Gaza is not redder than the blood of our IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) soldiers who will, God forbid, need to enter Gaza.”

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