Jan 4, 2009
If only this were a "war" or a "conflict". This is just disproportionate slaughter.
Israel controls all 10,000 square miles of Palestine. Israel has a population of over 6.5 million. Life expectancy is over 75 years, and infant mortality about 7 per thousand.
The Palestinian areas account for about 2,800 square miles of the total territory. They have a population estimated at about 3 million, per capita GDP of under $2,000, literacy rate of about 86% and infant mortality of 33 per thousand. Their living and working existence is cut up and controlled into miserable bubbles placing them constantly at the mercy of the Israeli military.
We are talking about the Palestinians right to stay alive. We are talking about total ethnic cleansing.