I Despise Netanyahu. That Doesn't Make Me an Anti-Semite.
I hate terrorism.
I hated the it when Assad ordered barrel bombs dropped on civilians in Aleppo. I hated it it when ISIS savagely overran the center of Iraq to establish a caliphate in the gaping wound they had created. I hate the murderous shenanigans of Boko Haram in west Africa. I hate terrorism but that doesn't make me an anti-Semite.
When water lines are broken. When sewage gathers in the streets. When there's no electricity to power ventilators for Covid-patients. When those things happen it's not a targeted assault on an adversary. It's an assault on the civilian population. To me, that's terrorism. That's why we have outlawed it in the laws of warfare. It's a war crime. If it happens to be committed by some state that doesn't transform it into something else. It's terrorism. Whether that state is Assad's Syria or Netanyahu's Israel doesn't matter.
Now as these internally displaced persons, or IDPs, flock to school shelters, the UNRWA fears for the spread of Covid. Just 5 per cent of Gazans have been vaccinated because that's how little vaccine Israelis have allowed across the border.
Israel contends it has no responsibility for the pandemic and the Palestinian plight but that's - a lie. Israel has gotten very good at claiming they're not an "occupying power" but they are. They have Gaza sealed off. Israelis don't have to live there. It's their prison. People there are born into captivity and many will die in captivity, a really hard fact our current leaders struggle to ignore.