By: Max Blumenthal
As the five-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas took hold on August 15, residents of Shujaiya returned to the shattered remains of their homes. They pitched tents and erected signs asserting their claim to their property, sorting determinedly through the ruins of their lives.
In Tel Aviv, Israelis protested the continuing fighting and called for an end to the blockade on Gaza. The protest, expected to be larger, had originally been canceled by police, saying the security situation didn’t allow for a large gathering. A small minority of war opponents exists in Israel, but they complain of being silenced.
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You may have seen Sean Hannity offering to educate me on his Fox News show. This is my response to his ‘education’.
Israel’s continued military offensive in Gaza has many around the world questioning its objectives. Israel has put forth different reasons over time, but the question remains: what is its endgame in Gaza?
“Here’s my analysis of a Middle East ‘debate’ on Fox News.”
We agree with Russell that dehumanizing people is not a proper rationale for accepting the deaths of civilians as a legitimate function of war. This is also not a constructive way to solve this crisis. Watch the breakdown above.