Here Are Some of the War Crimes Committed by Israel So Far in Gaza – Mnar Adley 10/26/23


In the unfolding tragedy in the Middle East, it is imperative to discern the truth behind the narratives. What Israel presents as a conflict with Hamas is, in the eyes of most, an ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people, transpiring in real time.

Amidst extensive media coverage of the atrocities in Gaza, an unsettling pattern emerges. Media reports often document Israel’s airstrikes on civilian areas, hospitals, schools, and UN shelters. Yet, they consistently accompany these accounts with a disclaimer, attributing these actions to a response to the Hamas attacks of October 7. This narrative not only justifies Israel’s collective punishment of Gaza but also depicts Palestinians as mere collateral damage, implying their lives hold little worth.

This soft propaganda, being pushed upon billions of people by the media, effectively whitewashed Israel’s crimes instead of holding it accountable for its wanton breaches of international law. While the details of October 7 are still shrouded in mystery, Israel’s appalling violations of international law have been on display to the entire world. Since you likely won’t hear about many of them on mainstream news networks, here are some of the worst war crimes carried out by Israel since October 7, 2023.

Let’s not mince words: Israel is committing Genocide, and that’s according to Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 6 defines genocide as “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of a group” or “deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to bring about [a group’s] physical destruction in whole or in part.” And Israeli leaders have not been shy about expressing their intent to destroy the people of Gaza.

Calling them “human animals,” Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced his government would be cutting off food, water, electricity and fuel to the 2.3 million civilian population in Gaza. This nationwide denial of the most basic needs for human survival clearly fits within the Rome Statue’s parameters of genocide.

Israel also demanded that the more than one million residents of Northern Gaza evacuate south, giving them a window of only three hours to complete the journey. If they did not do so, they were told, they would face the consequences. Israel then bombed the convoy of fleeing refugees. It also carried out two airstrikes on the Rafah Crossing – Gaza’s international border with Egypt – to ensure humanitarian supplies would not enter Gaza. The “deportation or forcible transfer of a population… is an internationally recognized form of genocide.

“Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects” is also considered a war crime under international law. And in Gaza, hospitals, ambulances, medical workers, journalists – none have been spared in relentless Israeli airstrikes. Multiple hospitals, including the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, were bombed, and dozens of schools were destroyed and, in many cases, were targeted with civilians seeking shelter inside. In fact, more than 20 journalists have been killed during the onslaught.

Under Article 8 of the Charter of the United Nations, “intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, material, units or vehicles involved in a humanitarian assistance or peacekeeping missions” are considered war crimes and explicitly banned….

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