80% of the dead people are civilians. Israel targeted schools, hospitals, with thousands dying, babies, toddlers, mothers, grandmas, ALL of them DEAD because of Israel.
The isreali government to be exact.
Yes, but the Palestinians are not guilt-free either.
I think both the Israeli government and Palestine are responsible for their actions, both should be "charged". Just as AI said, No one is guilt-free. As for Israeli government, they have killed much more babies, women, and children, so I'd say they have more innocent blood on their hands. However, one life is not any more valuable than another's. It's as if inevitable that civilians can't be kept out of this.
The un told them not to bomb that school 17 times and they did it anyway
Israel had the right to attack Hamas, not innocent civilians on a mass scale though... Though as has been said. Hamas too is far from innocent and let's be honest, is just as guilty if not more so than the Israeli government.
I understand defending yourself but Israel has been aiming directly at innocent people there is no excuse for that, their leadership needs to be tried by Geneva. By the way america needs to be warned (or tried) by Geneva for selling Israel weapons with full knowledge of what their intend use was.
say what you will about the Palestine-Israeli conflict, Hitler himself was a Zionist. He actually stated once that all the Jews at the time should move and make their own country, and he cited either Madagascar or, as it just so happens, Palestine. In fact, it was his meeting with the ruler of Palestine (at the time) that launched the support of the Allies countries moving and colonizing Palestine. Couple that with his vision of the supremacist Aryan race leading to the genocide of all nom-white races, not just Jews, and make of it what you will. He may be dead now, but his vision of empowering the white race by weakening both the Jews and the non-white Palestinian inhabitants lives on through Israel.
I really don't think this is even debatable. Of course they should be charged with genocide. Genocide is defined as the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group. And that is actually what Israel is doing. Israel is firing missiles at the most densely populated area on the earth. They are killing women, children and families who have nothing to do with the conflict. Israel has Palestinians locked into an open air prison (with a wall trapping them in with is pretty similar to the Berlin wall). They control the boarders, what goes in or what and they even have power over their electricity grid. The UN has stated that Israel has commited crimes against humanity numerous times. However due to the USA's veto power there has been nothing anyone else can do about it. During the last conflict Israel bombed both hospitals and schools how can this not be called a genocide? It is argued that Israel are fighting for the right of self-preservation. When Palestine attacks them they fight back. This is not an accurate statement. Do not get me wrong Palestine is also reasonable for attacks of violence. Nonetheless they are trapped in an area with no human rights. Israel has complete control over their nation. How can they be expected not to fight for their freedom when they have no human rights what so ever. Their land can be taken from them for no reason, their electricity can be turned off when Israel wants it to. Look at how many times the UN has tried to stop Israel. How can anyone say this is not a genocide?
This is a ridiculous argument because if anyone on the opposing side who was commenting actually took the time to look at the "dangerous" weapons Palestinians are using to defend themselves, they'd see it was nothing more then homemade rockets; while Israel, on the other hand has one of the world's most powerful militaries. It's really an unfair fight and is most definitely genocide.
just watch anything other than main stream media
Yes, but NOT the current genocide. They should be prosecuted for systematic and violent deportation of muslims over 80 years ago.
are you kidding me, are u actually saying that Israel done nothing wrong? would you like me to come to Ur house, break in and claim that it is mine? Israel have slaughtered innocent children and bombed cities. its like when you fight with your brother and your parents are on his side so you cant do anything. same in this situation. Israel is destroying Palestine and they cant do anything cause Israel is supported by America. and its not called Israel, its called preoccupied Palestine .
I am going to make an assumption, I admit, but I will back up my assumption with solid argument. If the shadoe were on the other foot and Muslims had financial and military advantages over Israel, they would have committed genocide far more effectively. Muslims fire rockets aimlessly into Israeli general civilian population That is an evil act meant to instill terror.
They've intentionally killed innocents.
Hey, wait. This isn't porn
They've done stuff worse than this and gotten away with it. The Jews need to be punished. People need to wake up and smell the napalm in the morning because sticking your head in the sand will only make it worse.
Al-Nakba was the start of the genocide which continues to this day. Look at the Map, IT GENOCIDE! http://www.arendt-art.de/deutsch/palestina/BILDER/index.14.JPG
Israel is a war criminal. Every single day they violate Geneva Code and our tax dollars pay for it. It is disgusting what they do to Palestinians.
Israel is one pain in the butt... they make blockades around Plaestine and say that its their's.. bunch of idiots...they even developed the iron dome for god's sake... they should pay the price of this mass slaughter.. i don't see any difference between Hitler and them..
Israel is committing genocide every single day
Israel is a orchestrated state, created by UK. Since its creation it has destabilized the region. Through years, it was given aid in the form of money to build it larger and larger, it is considered a hostile satelite state by neighboring countries. It is more like a overgrown base in the region and is still growing. It will not stop untill Gaza and the Eastern region is not fully annexed.
Because most people Israel targeted were civilians.
Israel as a country should cease to exist.
yeah, As humans, We should all fall under the same rules
They should be charged with oppression that's what.
Israel is currently defending themselves against the Palestinians and the Hamas terrorist who want nothing more then the destruction of Israel.
The People of Israel do not want to be fighting. Muslims in the mid east have attacked them many times in history. What would you do if every day you were under constant threat of missile attack or suicide bombers every day. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't sit idle. Also, the Palestinians have broken many cease fires and store their weapons in schools and hospitals were there are children. This has caused many Israelite attacks to unintentionally hit children. We need to understand that the Palestine people live by war or Jihad.
Israel is defending themselves from terrorism groups that have A) abducted jewish teens B) are responsible for the deaths of those that have died from Missile attacks C) have been bombing buses and killing Jews since these terrorist groups were founded ... Also-a genocide is killing a group of people because of their race. What the Nazis did to the Jews was genocide-Israel is defending themselves from a group of people that have attacked them rather than hunting people down inside their borders because of their race.
They aren't systematically killing them, just systematically making their lives hell. Honestly the stuff I read about how Israelis treat Palestinians makes me shutter with utter disappointment. You would think a group that has been oppressed by almost every nation they have come in contact with would understand the value of compassion. Yet settlers feel some god given right to trample over others because they are not of the same ethnic group or religion. Israel is truly a hypocritical nation that doesn't deserve the land they were bestowed. This isn't a jab at Judaism, but is a jab at Israelis who believe they can be hypocrites and not be called out for it.
No, but I would support charging Palestine with genocide
Hamas attacked Israel first by launching rockets. Israel then launch its invasion to neutralize any launch sites and hidden tunnels in the Gaza strip. The death of civilian lives is tragic, but not new or unexpected when it comes to warfare. So (in my personal opinion) the one who started the conflict is to blame, in this case, Hamas.
Its Palestine's fault for choosing a terrorist organization to run their government...
If someone shoots you, why wouldn't you shoot back?
What a weird genocide it would be, since the so-called Palestinian population is always growing, and living in better conditions than populations in sovereign states such as Syria, Iraq, and many African countries. Instead of keeping blaming Israel for committing war crimes, the free world should help Israel in its righteous fight against terror, and to replace the Palestinian leadership that supports terror in a moderate one, that would negotiate with Israel for a peace initiative to help secure a better future for both sides
Israel do everything it can to prevent harming innocent people. however, Israel has to defend itself against terror. Israel spent hundreds of millions of dollars in order to save life, while Hamas does whatever it can in order to hit as many citizens as possible, in both sides. They use innocent people as human shield and then cry to the world that Israel is killing civilians. Hamas is committing self genocide
If Israel were to be charged with genocide then Palestine should be as well. For years, Palestinians have been bombing Israel, killing, raping and kidnapping their people. So why do we not condemn this? Why when Israel is trying to defend itself do we have a problem?
The palestines are setting up bases in schools, hospitals, businesses, etc. to make Israel look bad and they gain more support.
It was Israels land in the first place,Jews have been through enough! they are never accepted where they go,there are faults on both sides,no side is more responsible than the other.Both Palestine and Israel should be allowed to keep their land and the world can just move on
Self-defense is a right. Whether it's individuals or nation-states, they can defend themselves from aggression. The two have a right to self-determination, and have the right to govern their own affairs, but Israel never resorts to terrorism. They don't send suicide bombers into cities, Israel is clearly on the defensive, and it's their right to defend their people, their country, and their culture as we do ours.
Israel is, and has been, DEFENDING ITSELF FROM TERRORISTS.
I don't always approve of everything the Israeli government does, but genocide is an extremely serious and unwarranted claim, in my opinion. I have sympathy for those suffering on both sides.
Isreal has the right to defend its self
Palestine attacked first and Israel gave them what they deserved, anyone who thinks you can attack a country and then play the victim is a complete idiot.
No, there is no genocide. Israel defends itself. The "Palestinian" governments are corrupt and warmongerers. The people of Palestine brought this on themselves when the rejected an Arab state and Israeli state in 1948 and when they elected a terrorist government.
Is this a joke. Israel is about to be destroyed by Iran and terror organizations like al shabaab, Isis, and Benghazi and you want to punish them!! They are on the brink of extinction and we the United States of America are supporting it through our nuclear deals and sanctions with Iran, the very country that chants death to america! NO NO NO NO!!!!!!
As an Israeli citizen, I can tell you, Israel does it's best to give the bast life to Palastinians without hurting the Israelis security. when thousands of missiles are being dropped on your head, it's the natural thing to fight back. try thinking what would happen if missile were deoping on your kid's head. we as Israelis do nod want to fight the muslims do because they want to extinct us... please support the right side!
Israel is just protecting itself and has gone out of their way to protect civilian lives of both Arabs and Israelis. Palestinians is a term from 5th century BCE hundreds of years after Israel was first founded and refers to the area of modern-day Israel and Jordan. If you note the media at the time that Israel became a state called the Jews Palestinians and not the Arabs. But in the end, Civilizations rise and fall no matter what you believe one day it won't matter much if at all.
Opression isnt synonomous with genocide
Hell no! The wicked are rebuked by the Upright and Palestine is wicked.
Israel is the only pro-democratic state in the Middle East that supports equality for women, Religious freedom, Capitalism, And not cutting someone's head off for apostasy or having a woman drive a car. Israel defends itself from terrorist groups that are the primary government of Palestine currently, Most notably Hamas. People need to realize just who they're supporting when they decide to demonize Israel for protecting its citizens, Arab, Jewish or otherwise, From outside evils.
Oh yes we should totally side with the nations that have an ongoing history of stoning gays and throwing them off buildings, Not allowing women to drive, Physically attacking women who aren't seen as beautiful or remove their hijabs. Not to mention These nations have been trying to destroy Israel since day one (Seriously the day England gave the Jews their promised land every middle eastern country declared war on Israel). Over 70 years of near constant war should make anyone a bit jumpy (but Israel will still help these countries if they need it)
Genocide is not the term for this neither is any definition close to this.