AFTER 24 days of continually racheted up Israeli aggression against captive Palestinians in Gaza with massive fatalities and humanitarian fall-out we have a genocidal scenario in that narrow strip of a sealed land. Already, this has taken a toll of 1,435 out of whom two-thirds have been civilians with half of them being women and children. A greater humanitarian disaster is on the card as Netanyahu's war machine fed on western, particularly US, military assistance is being reinforced.
Sixteen thousand reservists are being mobilised to spike the number Israeli force deployed to around one lac. They are on a killing mission against a total of 17 lac Gazans, the ratio being one soldier to 17 Palestinians. As if that is not enough, Pentagon has granted a request for ammunition including some from a US stockpile kept in Israel for emergency use. Homes, schools, hospitals, market places -- nothing has been spared their onslaught. Not content with air offensive they are mercilessly ramping up ground operations.
In a muted and disunited world and amid a flurry of weak UN resolutions and empty rhetoric, a neo- Hitlerite Holocaust is being played out by Netanyahu with the West perhaps salving its 'conscience' at the expense of the Arabs.
While we put on record our strongest condemnation against such a deliberate policy of extermination of the Palestinians we demand that the world must unite to stop Netanyahu's disdainful defiance of international law and civility. In the process, let the Palestianians be saved from obliteration.