Last Friday, the International Court of Justice directly ordered Israel to prevent genocide in Gaza and allow humanitarian aid. With its attack on UNRWA, Israel is blatantly violating that order, and the Biden administration has also put itself in the dock.
Daniel Finn is the features editor at Jacobin. He is the author of One Man’s Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA.
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US officials suggested that Israel would have to shift to a “lower-intensity” campaign in Gaza from the new year. But Joe Biden is still unwilling to apply any serious pressure, even if his support for Israel’s war threatens to hand victory to Donald Trump.
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It is farcical for US politicians to suggest that Israel is trying to avoid killing civilians in Gaza. Mass destruction and intentional killing is an integral part of the Israeli campaign, intended to break Palestinian resistance to occupation and apartheid.
Israel is deliberately targeting the civilian population of Gaza in a horrifying campaign of mass killing. The Biden administration’s claim to be concerned about civilian casualties is a cynical PR exercise intended to deflect pressure for a cease-fire.
A temporary cease-fire made it easier to grasp the horrifying violence inflicted upon civilians in Gaza by the Israeli military. As Israel begins another onslaught, Joe Biden will bear full responsibility for the carnage that follows unless he demands a halt.
Britain’s political class overwhelmingly supports Israel’s war on Gaza, even though the British public backs the call for a cease-fire. One of the biggest protest movements in living memory is defying threats of state repression to challenge this complicity.
As Israel’s war on Gaza’s civilian population becomes ever more brazen, the Biden administration has been trying to wash its hands of responsibility. In reality, Joe Biden simply doesn’t want to use his leverage over Benjamin Netanyahu to impose a cease-fire.
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As the Israeli military uses ever more violence against Gaza’s civilian population, there have been massive demonstrations calling for a cease-fire. The protesters are taking a stand for basic human solidarity against the moral bankruptcy of Western leaders.
Palestinian-American historian Rashid Khalidi spoke to Jacobin about the horrific human cost of Israel’s war on Gaza, the growing protests in solidarity with Palestinians, and the effort by Israel’s supporters to shut down free discussion.
Last night Israel launched a major escalation of its war on Gaza, cutting communication and pummeling the strip relentlessly. Yet as the bodies of Palestinian civilians pile up, Joe Biden has been sowing doubt about the casualty figures, enabling more killing.
Israel’s war on Gaza has already resulted in a horrendous death toll, yet Western politicians still refuse to call for a cease-fire. We need mass popular pressure in the US and Europe against the killing and the threat of forced population transfer from Gaza.
The horrific bombing at Gaza’s al-Ahli hospital last night should have been the catalyst for an immediate cease-fire. But Joe Biden has doubled down on his support for a criminal war on the civilian population of Gaza.
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Israel’s government has declared war on Gaza’s civilians in the name of collective punishment, ordering them to flee their homes or face unrestrained violence. European leaders who have supported this war will bear responsibility for what happens next.
The divide between Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank dates back to a crucial period in the mid 2000s. The US and its allies sabotaged an effort to achieve national unity for peace negotiations with dire consequences that are still unfolding today.
Israel’s backers in the US and Western Europe claim to be opposed to violence. But they’ve done everything they can to shut down or criminalize nonviolent action by Palestinians and their supporters, from international legal cases to the BDS movement.
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