Today, Wikileaks provides us with still more insight into Israeli attitudes toward their incarcerated colonial subjects. According to newly released cables,
“As part of their overall embargo plan against Gaza, Israeli officials have confirmed to (U.S. embassy economic officers) on multiple occasions that they intend to keep the Gazan economy on the brink of collapse without quite pushing it over the edge.”
What a strange conception of not being pushed “over the edge” is. Is the destruction of tens of thousands of homes, schools, clinics, and agricultural fields consistent even with this already horrifying plan of keeping Gaza on the brink of collapse? One wonders how many houses Israeli army planners believe Gazan people need in order to not be “over the edge”. How many Gazans under one roof constitutes “over the edge”? This is absolutely sickening.
How in the world did we go from Holocaust survivors to sadistic ghetto wardens in two generations? How can anyone justify deliberately holding 1.5 million people in state of perpetual near-collapse?