Tuesday, November 20, 2012

'There Are No Innocents In Gaza, Mow Them Down'

A member of Israel's parliament has joined the nation's interior minister in calling for the mass slaughter of civilians in the besieged Gaza strip, arguing that there are no innocent people there because they elected Hamas to lead them.
Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari, a member of the far-right National Union alliance, delivered a message to Israeli troops in which he urged them to show no mercy towards any man, woman or child in Gaza.
"Brothers! Beloved soldiers and commanders-- preserve your lives. Don't give a hoot about Goldstone," Ben-Ari implores, referring to the United Nations Human Rights Council report authored by South African Jew Richard Goldstone that detailed mostly Israeli but also some Palestinian war crimes during the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead invasion of Gaza.
"There are no innocents in Gaza," Ben-Ari continued. "Don't let any diplomats who want to look good in the world endanger your lives, at the tiniest concern for your lives, mow them!"
"There are no righteous men [in Gaza]," Ben-Ari added. "Turn it into rubble! Paint it red!"
Although he is a member of the Israeli Knesset, Washington considers Ben-Ari to be a terrorist supporter and has denied him entry into the United States before. Ben-Ari is a devoted disciple of the late ultra-nationalist rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the outlawed Kach party, which is listed as a terrorist organization in both the United States and Israel.
Ben-Ari's call for mass slaughter in Gaza follows a shocking remark by Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai, who said that "the goal of the operation [Pillar of Defense] is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages."
While Israeli government officials were calling for genocide, the aerial and naval bombardment of the Gaza strip continued into its sixth day.
The number of innocent civilians killed spiked to 95, with more than 720 injured... a bomb  struck a family home in Gaza City, killing three generations of one family. Nine of the 11 dead were members of the Dalu family. Shop owner Jamal Dalu was visiting a neighbor's home when the bomb hit but his wife, his sister, his two daughters, his daughter-in-law and four of his grandchildren, aged 2 to 6, died along with an 18-year-old neighbor and his grandmother.
In a separate bombing attack, two houses belonging to the same family were hit, killing two children and two adults and injuring 42 others.
Shrapnel from another attack killed one child and wounded several others.
Via: "Digital Journal"

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