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‘Genocide’ is a political term by Greg Felton
January 10, 2009
The concept of genocide, the deliberate killing of a specific group of people, is codified in international law. It does not distinguish among people. Genocide is genocide, or at least that's the way it's supposed to be.
Turns out, though, that when Israel commits genocide against Palestinians, as it is doing now and has been doing for decades, we are not supposed to acknowledge the fact. We are expected to deny our morality and our law because by definition we assert that Israel cannot commit genocide. Why?—because, well, Israel and its Western stooges say so.
Any attempt to discuss the mass murder of Palestinians runs up against the knee-jerk retort “It’s Hamas’s fault,” even though Hamas is not the one dropping bombs on schools, shooting doctors or cutting off food supplies. As an occupied people, the Palestinians, including Hamas, are within thier rights to resist the occupier by military means, but we are not allowed to say this.
Consequently, “genocide” does not have any objective meaning, as this article originally published April 28, 2005, (May 3 in The Middle East Times )shows. To continue to read Greg's essay go to: