Saturday, 7 November 2009
28 Oct 09, 10:54am
· The article's highlighted disastrous consequences of declaring a Palestinian state under occupation are frightening. Yet, I fear it would be even worse.
The life of most Palestinians under the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is unbearable. Declaring a Palestinian state under occupation would only intensify the Israeli systematic destruction of Palestinian lives.
To add to orwellwasright, regarding Israel's policy of total destruction - the Dahiyah Doctrine:
On 10 February 2008, Meir Sheetrit [then the Israeli Interior Minister] said:
"... I would bomb neighborhoods, etc…. We did it in Lebanon in 2006; we wiped out a whole neighborhood, the Dachya, including tall buildings, sometimes with people in it ..."
A few months after his threat, the Israeli military wiped out not one but many whole neighbourhoods in Gaza.
I hope Sheetrit and other Israeli government ministers would indeed be brought to justice, as suggested in the Guardian article http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/27/olmert-could-face-warcrimes-arrest with the subtitle Prosecution of Israelis likely, says solicitor