The Star Late Edition
Carnage in Jerusalem is barbarity gone mad
THE world’s fourth largest military power launches a full onslaught against civilians and worshippers during the holy month of Ramadaan.
Palestinian resistance is often criticised as futile, given the grotesque power imbalance between the two sides.
War continues in Palestine on a scale that is truly shocking. The global community looks on while the savagery continues.
The battle for the heart and soul of Palestine rages on unabated. This is the story of a courageous people who face horrors beyond belief, a people whose story is seldom told in the West and a story about war and its consequences. When blood is spilled on such a massive scale, there are no winners, only various kinds of pain.
The combination of revelations about the scale and intensity of the killings, the complicity of Western nations, the failure to intervene and the suppression of information about what is actually happening, is a shocking indictment, not just of the UN Security Council, but even more so of governments and individuals who could have prevented what was happening but chose not to do so.
This war is about blood and gore. It is shredding people into bloody little pieces, it tears them from limb to limb, or it burns them alive. It is the ultimate horror that man inflicts upon man.
Codified under Article 7 of the International Criminal Court Statute are crimes carried out by Israeli forces in conjunction with illegal settlers against unarmed civilians, including children. International human rights advocacy groups have been rallying for international intervention against the crimes being committed by Israel in occupied territory. The carnage in Jerusalem is barbarity gone beserk.
They are acts of savagery unprecedented in recorded history.