Is blood on American hands in the Palestine Israeli conflict?
By Roger Caldwell
The conflict in Gaza has lasted 19 days, and Israeli propaganda would have the world believe that Hamas was the aggressor. This is the third time in five years that Israel has decimated the residents in Gaza, and very few from Israel have died. Gaza is a defenseless country, where one of the world’s mightiest military powers in 19 days has killed over 1,000 people and injured 6,000 Palestinians.
Many humanitarians around the world believe this conflict is out right murder, and the United States is complicit in this carnage in Gaza. For the last 20 years the United States has supported Israel with military weapons and fighter jets, and Israel has initiated major air campaigns against the Palestine people. Americans has also supplied financial support for Israel and never questioned their murderous strategy.
There are now over 160,000 Palestinians that have been displaced from their homes, and Israel is saying that they are operating with restraint. There is something insane about this philosophy, because the news around the world is saying that Hamas started this conflict.
But, this conflict was started when three Israeli youths were kidnapped and killed around June 12, 2014. As a result of this incident, Israel mounted an anti-Hamas campaign, detaining 500 Hamas; locking downed many Palestine towns, and implementing random violence. Hamas many times indicated and denied any involvement in the incident, but Israel continued with the violence.
As Israel created an atmosphere of vigilante vengeance, Hamas was forced to retaliate by shooting rockets. This is never discussed in the news, because Israel is always positioned as a victim. But in 19 days there are only 45 Israeli deaths, over 1,000 Palestine deaths, and it appears that most of the killing is being done by Israelis.
After 19 days there is a 16 hour ceasefire that both countries have agreed on. All around the world people are starting to side with the Palestinians, because it appears that the Israeli’s are barbaric and they are out to kill as many Palestinians as possible. The Israelis are not killing soldiers or strategic locations, but they are killing women and children.
President Obama and his administration must force Israel to end its occupation in towns in Gaza and curtail its violence and barbaric killing. America has supplied Israel with much of its military strength, and we should help end the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza. Israel is getting away with murders, because the United States is their ally.
There is blood on America’s hands and we must operate on a higher moral level. We cannot support a country that is slaughtering its neighbor, or a country that is killing its people. It is also important that the world is told the whole story, and not just pieces of the story.
Israel wants control of the Gaza strip, but the Palestinian legally controls the land. America must be transparent and do what’s right in this conflict. America must negotiate a permanent ceasefire and help clean up the mess in this part of the world. We must supply financing for the displaced in the area and America needs to tell the truth.
It is time for our country to stand up for what is right, and murder should never be allowed or supported. This was never a war, but it was a barbaric slaughtering of a culture of people. Americans have supplied the military weapons to kill these Palestinians, and there is blood on our hands.