Years ago people of my generation watched in revulsion the TV images of a young naked Vietnamese girl fleeing in pain and terror as her body burned from an American napalm attack. We also watched in disbelief as a South Vietnamese policeman carried out the summary execution of a North Vietnamese man by murdering him with a close up shot to the head from his revolver. The so called civilised western world was horror-struck at what our American allies had become. There can be no doubt that these TV images contributed an enormous amount of damage to the American cause as they lost and deserved to lose the Vietnam War.
Fast forward to now and we see the equally barbaric murder of a captured and badly wounded young Palestinian man by an Israeli soldier in the Palestinian town of Hebron. As the Palestinian lay injured and immobile he was shot in the head at close range, an Israeli soldier is heard saying “is the dog dead yet”. It was only a matter of time before the world would have to admit to what the State of Israel is doing, this is now happening rapidly they have joined the ranks of war criminals and despots. This is what Netanyahu calls the most moral army in the world and over 60 % of Israeli citizens have backed the soldier’s conduct, this is to say that a majority of people who live in the State of Israel are in favour of summary execution of their enemies even if they are injured. Netanyahu is also fond of describing Israel as the only civilised democracy in the Middle East, if that doesn’t scare you nothing will. This was not an action against terrorism it was murder sanctioned by the War Criminal State of Israel who are fast running out of the high moral ground that they bogusly claim to occupy. I have copied out below a section of the --- The Israeli declaration of independence.
“The State of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the Ingathering of the Exiles; it will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all! its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions; and it will be faithful to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”
The underlining is mine – many of its inhabitants are being persecuted, murdered, and turned into refugees, and The United Nations has just categorised Israel as the worst country in the world for human rights abuses. Do not react by saying there is nothing that you can do because there is, you can join the BDS movement which stands for BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT. and SANCTIONS. Not many have investments so they can’t disinvest and sanctions are done by governments but everyone can boycott!. The Israeli Government are twisting the arms of many countries to get them to ban BDS but the truth is that no one can stop you from boycotting Israeli goods and refusing to have any contact with them, it worked with apartheid South Africa and the State of Israel is feeling the heat so ‘pile it on’.