A movie by a Jewish Film Maker and Journalist made after 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Israel’s blockade of Gaza—where trapped Palestinians for the past seven weeks have held nonviolent protests along the border fence with Israel, resulting in scores of dead and some 6,000 wounded by Israeli troops—is one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Yet the horror that is Gaza, where 2 million people live under an Israeli siege without adequate food, housing, work, water and electricity, where the Israeli military routinely uses indiscriminate and disproportionate violence to wound and murder, and where almost no one can escape, is rarely documented. Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen’s powerful new film, “Killing Gaza,” offers an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world, struggling to endure.
● Starting Tuesday, May 15, “Killing Gaza” can be seen at Vimeo On Demand.
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Andrew Bolt the Israel apologist simply flips the coin offers nothing himself simply when turning Israel into the victim and asks having killed a child " Well what would you do ?" Wasn't that the Eichman defence? The judge had no trouble deciding.
ISRAEL EVIL? BUT WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?
"Yes, Israel looks monstrous for shooting dead about 60 Palestinians who were threatening to tear down the fence along its border with Gaza." Bolt.
Bolt the apologist poses the defence question of every war criminal when he says"well what would you do?" as Israel's defence. What give you the right to judge? If you have just murdered women and children innocent people who have just cause to complain about your illegal treatment of them for the past 70 years then that question doesn't absolve the right to judged. Palestinians have been killed imprisoned and harassed on a daily basis for 70 years you simply don't get to pose that question "well what would you do?" as if it only has an immediate context. The world has already judged Israel for illegal occupation of Palestinian land and Israel has ignored that judgement and has acted illegally ever since. Simply justifying every illegal action with we feel uncomfortable so we need to be a fascist state.
The fact is one crime doesn't justify a lifetime of repetitive crime or mitigate your actions in the eyes of the world. Why does Bolt seem to minimize reality 110+ people were killed which the Israelis claim were all forced or inspired by Hamas? Over 10,000 were injured, 4000 by live Israeli bullets. These are facts left out by Bolt 78 women, 203 children, Journalists with well signed Press vests, and medics with fluoro jackets none of which could be declared Hamas supporters. Bolt doesn't mention the "fun" Israeli snipers were videoed hitting targets half a kilometre away.
Faced with an unarmed crowd unarmed because no shots were fired at any Israelis Bolt puts up photos of rocks flung from a distance but not the one of the Palestinian in a wheelchair who was shot. Does he show evidence that a fence was being breached or that snipers feared for their lives yet he talks of "fear" and Bolt asks what would you do?
What you wouldn't do is order trained snipers to arbitrarily kill and wound people as the Israelis did? You wouldn't order to aim at knees and elbows to incur the most damage possible the Israelis did? Wouldn't then blockade medical supplies from reaching hospitals so people couldn't be properly treated and limbs amputated instead the Israelis did? Could you possibly confuse women and children in the chaos from your high ground position Israelis did? They had the most advanced equipment money could buy and they had a choice but Bolt, ever the schoolboy debater flips the bullies position to the victim when he says "Your honour, I demand you tell me what you would do? and he claims that the accusing world that "Here is the question they won’t answer, in various permutations."
Injured Israelis 0 Palestinians 10,000 plus 4000 by bullets with 110 killed these are the permutations, Mr Bolt, When people are faced with one of the worlds most advanced armies fully equipped to kill and have been imprisoned illegally by them since 1967. That land allotted them is illegally taken on a daily basis and people killed and imprisoned without trial Bolt doesn't ask why is this happening he asks why are they angry. Which is the greater moral threat guess the Germans answered that one too when they faced Jews wanting to escape the Ghettos or complaining. They knew what to do and were tried. The White South African government had to kill blacks because they too were faced with a moral dilemma that they were angry. The question isn't what would you do given the last 70 years of oppression. Bolt's asks every slave owners question while whipping his property. You address the question of equality and humanity and do everything in your power to make amends not for this action but for every action deemed illegal since 1967
Instead of blaming the Palestinian leadership, Malcolm Turnbull should show some moral spine and reprimand Israel for killing unarmed protesters. The Palestinians have lost nearly everything since the acquisition of their lands by Israel in 1948 and 1967. They still have no country and are under occupation and/or siege.