Mr. Noam Chomsky is a renowned Linquist and generally regarded as one of international societies leading intellectuals and here is what he thinks of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. A situation which tragically is once again very topical as they deploy “collective punishment” which is an official war crime to murder over 100 Palestinian men, women and children, maim hundreds more and destroy hundreds of civilian homes. I never knowingly buy anything being sold by Israel, just as I did during the boycott which helped to bring down the evil Apartheid white supremacist state of South Africa I urge you to follow my lead.
“The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel, it is not about achieving peace. The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battlefield on a largely defenseless civilian population, is the final phase in a decades-long campaign to ethnically-cleanse Palestinians.Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army… and calls it a war. It is not a war, it is murder. When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing. You can’t defend yourself when you’re militarily occupying someone else’s land. That’s not defense. Call it what you like, it’s not defense”.-------- NOAM CHOMSKY.