Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose

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      On Saturday, a representative of the Palestinian Health Ministry brought listed the names of 12 families who were killed, each one at its home, each one in a single bombing. Since then, in one air raid before dawn on Sunday, which lasted 70 minutes and was directed at three houses on Al Wehda Street in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza, three families numbering 38 people in total were killed. Some of the bodies were found on Sunday morning. Palestinian rescue forces only managed to find the rest of the bodies and pull them out from the rubble only on Sunday evening.

      Wiping out entire families in Israeli bombings was one of the characteristics of the war in 2014. In the roughly 50 days of the war then, UN figures say that 142 Palestinian families were erased (742 people in total). The numerous incidents then and today attest that these were not mistakes: and that the bombing of a house while all its residents are in it follows a decision from higher up, backed by the examination and approval of military jurists.

      An investigation by the human rights group B’Tselem that focused on some 70 of the families who were eradicated in 2014, provided three explanations for the numerous nuclear and extended families that were killed, all at once, in one Israeli bombing on the home of each such family. One explanation was that the Israeli army didn’t provide advance warning to the homeowners or to their tenants; or that the warning didn’t reach the correct address, at all or on time.

      In the intensive bombing of three residential buildings on Al Wehda Street in Gaza, before dawn on Sunday, the Abu al Ouf, Al- Qolaq and Ashkontana families were killed. In real time, when the number of dead from one family is so great—it is hard to find and encourage a survivor to tell about each family member, and their last days. So one must make do with their names and ages, as listed in the daily reports of the human rights organizations that collect the information and even note, when they know, if any family member belonged to any military organization. So far, it is not know whether and who among the residents of the Al Wehda buildings was considered such an important target, that “permitted” the obliteration of entire families.

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      A nation of people who once faced being wiped out themselves have forgotten and are now acting like the very nazi forces who once did that to them. I am very sure that the forces that worked to reestablish their home in the middle east did not want this to be the result of their plan to find a safe place for the victims of the consentration camps of the 1940s. If anything this action on the part of the neo-Israel saddens me greatly.


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      Ohio Barbarian
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    • #424514
      Babel 17
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      Hey, the ones in Israel who want to walk that walk will just have to hear talked that talk.

    • #424524
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      They learned from the best!

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

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      Babel 17
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