- Israel’s Long Campaign of Home Demolitions Back in the Spotlight
by RAY HANANIA, https://www.arabnews.com/
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced its plans to investigate war crimes committed by Israelis and yet, despite that, Israel continues to commit war crimes and violate international laws such as the Fourth Geneva Convention.
These crimes don’t just involve what Israel has called the “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinian targets it has asserted but never proven were involved in “terrorism,” but also even more heinous crimes that have wider repercussions for a large population of civilians: The destruction of homes and eviction of civilians specifically because of their religion.
According to B’Tselem, the Israeli human rights organization, Israel’s government set a record for destroying the largest number of non-Jewish homes in occupied East Jerusalem last year. The group said Israel demolished 169 housing units in the city in 2019 — more than in any year since 2004, when it started keeping records. The second-highest number of homes demolished on Israeli orders was 92 in 2016.
The demolitions left 328 Palestinians homeless, 182 of them minors, according to the B’Tselem report released on Tuesday. In 42 cases, the homeowners were forced to demolish their own houses to avoid the hefty levies the city charges for doing the work itself. This is the highest number of such demolitions B’Tselem has recorded since it began keeping track.
The rights group also reported this week that an additional 96 non-residential structures were demolished in East Jerusalem in the past year, 13 by the owners and the rest by the city.
Meanwhile, in the West Bank, Israel demolished another 256 homes in 2019, leaving 349 Palestinians homeless, including 160 minors. Ordering the destruction of 425 homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank in a year may not seem like much but, according to another Israeli organization, Peace Now, there are a total of 40,000 homes owned by Palestinians that have been designated by Israel to be illegally built and so are also facing the threat of demolition.
The destruction of properties and eviction of non-Jewish families is a war crime, but obviously it is not Israel’s only war crime. Last week, B’Tselem issued another report stating that, in 2019, Israeli security forces killed 133 Palestinians, including 28 minors. These killings are not a “record,” though, just the continuation of an ugly policy by Israel’s apartheid government.
B’Tselem has been fearless in recording these atrocities despite coming under attack from Israelis and extremist American Jews, who seek to silence criticism and prevent the reporting of these statistics. When B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad addressed the UN in October 2018 and criticized Israel’s actions, Israeli ambassador Danny Danon made it quite clear what the government thinks of citizens who publicly report such facts. “Mr. El-Ad, you are an Israeli citizen who is serving our enemies. They’re using you against us. The soldiers of the (Israel Defense Forces) are protecting you and you are here to incriminate them,” Danon said. “Shame on you. Shame on you, you lousy collaborator.”
Israel hopes that, if these crimes are not spoken about or reported by the mainstream news media, it will be as if they never happened. But they did happen, and they continue to happen.
In the Gaza Strip alone, Israeli forces killed 104 Palestinians, including seven women and 22 minors, in 2019, B’Tselem reported. And, when you compile the statistics for all the years since 1967, there is clear evidence for the ICC to pursue.
“In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
- Mr. Benjamin Freedman, a Jewish industrialist born in New York, wrote in the Economic Council Letter published there of October 15 1947: “These Eastern European Jews have neither a racial nor a historic connection with Palestine. Their ancestors were not inhabitants of the Promised Land. They are the direct descendants of the people of the Khazar Kingdom. The Khazars were a non-Semitic, Turko-Mongolian tribe.” Mr. Freedman was challenged, unwisely, by a Zionist objector; he invited his challenger to go with him to the Jewish room of the New York Public Library. There they could together examine the Jewish Encyclopedia volume I pp. 1-12, and the published works of Graetz, Dubnow, Friedlander, Raisin and many other noted Jewish historians, which, as well as other non-Jewish authorities, “establish the fact beyond all possible doubt”.’
~ Somewhere South of Suez (1950) pp349-350.”
- See also:
The “Jews” Are Not The Seed of Abraham! How The Racial Hoax of The “Jews” Was Finally Exposed !
Zionist Claim to Israel Unfounded ! Ashkenazi Jews are NOT Descendents of Israel !
New DNA Research Confirms That Modern Khazarian “Jews” Are Not the Descendants of Ancient Isrealites or The Seed of Abraham!
The End of The LIE ! 90+% of Modern Jewry are Non Semitic Ashkenazi Khazars! Not Real Jews! Not Descendents of 12 Tribes of Israel !
New Genome Study Destroys Zionist Claims to Palestine! Koestler’s Khazar History Vindicated ! Zionists Design Myth of Jewish Genome to Usurp Palestine!
Debate on European Jews’ Origin Settled? Koestler’s Khazarian Theory Vindicated !
Ashkenazis ‘Self Styled’ Jews Are NOT the Descendants of the Ancient Israelites!
Benjamin Freedman: Ashkenazi Khazars Self Style “Jews” Are Not Semitic And Not The Biological Descendents of The 12 Tribes of Israel !
The 13th Tribe of Khazaria! Ashkenazi Khazars Are Not The Jews of The Bible!
Modern Ashkenazi Jews are not the Jews of the Bible!
New Genetic Research Confirms Koestler’s “Khazar” Theory! Ashkenazi Jews Are Not The Jews of The Bible !
Ashkenazi Jews are Turkic Khazars! They Are Not The Israelites of The Bible! Not The Biological Descendants of The 12 Tribes of Israel !