Killing people from preventable diseases as a result of the collapse of infrastructure, lack of food and health care, and displacement is also an element of genocide.
“There is scarcely a field, from Art and Literature, to Academics and Political Economy, from Politics and Media, to the most secret domains of sensuality and criminality, in which the Jewish spirit cannot be clearly traced and has not imparted a peculiar warp to the affairs of life.”
Water Works in Gaza Destroyed
Overnight on August 8-9, Israeli warplanes bombed the Water and Sanitation system for al-Mughraqa City in Gaza.
from Quds News Network
There are several possible explanations for this heinous act:
Someone accidentally hit this site – multiple times
This site was targeted on purpose, with full knowledge that Gazans have almost zero access to clean water and are slowly dying – and this will cruelly speed up their death.
Not surprisingly, the destruction of water works is a breach of international law:
Attacks against Objects Indispensable to the Survival of the Civilian Population
Article 54(2) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I provides:
It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove, or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works, for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians, to cause them to move away, or for any other motive.
“My olives. My olives!!”
An elderly Palestinian man protests Israeli occupation forces destroying his olive trees, which represent his only source of income.
Since 1967, Israel has destroyed 800,000 Palestinian owned olive trees.
It’s part of Israel’s ethnic cleansing strategy pic.twitter.com/pUJr2z5HUF
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) August 11, 2018