mercredi 31 décembre 2014

Feiglin: Invade Gaza, Keep It, And 'Destroy All Who Fight Back'

Feiglin : Envahissez Gaza, Saisissez-la et « Détruisez Tous Ceux Qui Résistent »

By Randa Morris/ AddictingInfo

A recently released video of a speech made by Israeli leader Moshe Feiglin in July of this year, shows Feiglin calling for an Israeli sponsored bloodbath in Gaza.

During the speech, Feiglin said that there are no innocent people in Gaza:

"We have a war over here, and the war is not against the Hamas and there's no innocent people around it."

He was met with applause by an audience of eager listeners, even as he claimed that refraining from attacking civilians and children is 'immoral' and a violation of Jewish law that puts Israeli soldiers in danger:

"So these are the two rules. First of all, we should look for victory, we should win, we should take over, we should destroy Hamas and take over the whole city and we should do it according to Jewish law and not according to this immoral ideas that putting our soldiers in danger..."

Feiglin's speech was nothing less than a veiled call for genocide:

"We're not defending ourselves, we're fighting for justice. It's ours. This is the first thing we should understand. And we should take it over, capture the whole Gaza Strip – as we did in 1967 and I'm talking about the right goal, the right goal should be victory, nothing less than that. Victory means destroying your enemy, and take over the place."

During the speech, Feiglin compares an Israeli invasion of Gaza to the defeat of Hitler during World War II. He states that the allies didn't set out to 'weaken Hitler' but destroy the Nazi army entirely. There's are huge problem with his analogy. First, Hitler's armies were guilty of the same type of genocide that he calls for in his speech. Feiglin said:

"Israel should invest a lot of money [that's] today is being invest in rockets, in barbed wires, in guards in every coffee shop and so on, exactly in that target. So in 10-15 years the Arab population in Gaza will be much smaller and the minority that will decide to stay can stay, somehow with the same position as the Arab in East Jerusalem did. Not immediately, not automatically– they'll have to go through a few tests and so on."

The other big problem with this is that the Palestinian people are in no way perpetuating genocide on the citizens of Israel. The Israeli's are clearly in control of the region and as November 4, Gaza has been almost completely isolated from the world. The Palestinian people's movements are restricted by Israel, not the other way around. Border closings have limited the people's access to medical supplies and other humanitarian aid, which is critically needed after the 50 day long Israeli attack on the region this past summer.

Earlier this summer, Feiglin called for cutting off power to hospitals in Gaza. Later he called for establishing Hitler-style concentration camps in the region, saying that Israel should:

...designate certain open areas on the Sinai border, adjacent to the sea, in which the civilian population will be concentrated, far from the built-up areas that are used for launches and tunneling. In these areas, tent encampments will be established, until relevant emigration destinations are determined.

Whether Israel is already operating Nazi-style concentration camps is questionable. In November, Addicting Info's Kerry-Anne reported that Israel had imprisoned an 11 month old child, along with her mother and two-year-old sister.

Since the Israeli occupation of Gaza began, more than 720,000 Palestinian men, women and children have been imprisoned by the Israeli government.

In 2011, a single Israeli soldier was taken prisoner by Hamas. In exchange for that single prisoner, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian captives.

The hypocrisy of the Israeli government is beyond appalling.

Israeli leaders drawing on comparisons to World War II, would do best to start by looking at themselves in a mirror.

The list of war crimes and human rights violation committed by Israel goes on and on and on. Whether they are executing unarmed Palestinian citizens, imprisoning infants and children or torturing and burning people alive, Israeli soldiers are far from innocent victims in this conflict.

In his July speech, Feiglin told his audience:

"You understand that you are the good guy and they are the bad guy, you represent good, they represent evil."

Similar things have been said about various groups of people, throughout history. For instance:

...the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.

-Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

What is truly evil is any group of people labeling any other group of people 'evil,' while openly calling for mass genocide against them.

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