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Only the ignorant were lied to. Those of us who have kept up to date with the Palestinian struggle knew this would come. Now we have to stand up and speak out and challenge those who choose to be complicit in this. We need to inform people of the threat from the Zionist movement.

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I Blame Biden & Harris equally for this mess with Iran as well. https://shorturl.at/ceiG4

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Deborah, I am impressed by your lengthy and detailed replies but in going over the events of the past you seem to have lost sight of what is happening in the present. It matters little what Chris Hedges says, or you say, about past events. The evidence of genocide by Israel is clear and compelling. Just look at photos of Gaza; it is decimated.

Let me repeat what Chris Hedges said. although I'm sure it's much worse now:

"Israel has razed 77 percent of healthcare facilities in Gaza, 68 percent of telecommunication infrastructure, nearly all municipal and governmental buildings, commercial, industrial and agricultural centers, almost half of all roads, over 60 percent of Gaza’s 439,000 homes, 68 percent of residential buildings — the bombing of the Al-Taj tower in Gaza City on Oct. 25, killed 101 people, including 44 children and 37 women, and injured hundreds — and obliterated refugee camps. The attack on the Jabalia refugee camp on Oct. 25 killed at least 126 civilians, including 69 children, and injured 280. Israel has damaged or destroyed Gaza’s universities, all of which are now closed, and 60 percent of other educational facilities, including 13 libraries. It has also destroyed at least 195 heritage sites, including 208 mosques, churches, and Gaza’s Central Archives that held 150 years of historical records and documents.."

May I point out that Gaza has no fighter jets, no bombers, no tanks, no warships, no precision guided munitions, and no long-range artillery. Just a glance at recent photos of Gaza show it is almost completely destroyed. It is a massacre.

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thank you for this, very accurate insight

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Why have American Presidents and Senators been talking about it for the last 50 years?

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Israel will never survive as a nation state if it did not respond to the October 7 atrocities by wiping out Hamas. What October 7 showed is that if Hamas has the capabilities to commit an actual genocide then they would do so. Israel has all the ability to wipe out Gaza and all Gazans but has not done so.

It is odd reading this… almost as if Israel is being blamed for Hamas committing a genocide by not being sufficiently vigilant to prevent Hamas from committing the horror to begin with.

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Jazeera is a lying news outlet

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The western media is full of lies anyway

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Now I understand why the Knesset so quickly passed a law allowing the ban on foreign media, so that Al Jazeera is no longer allowed to be broadcast there.

I've been a follower since they broadcast Collateral Murder and the follow-up interview with the US soldier who was on the ground very shortly after the Hero US helicopter fliers took out a Reuters journalist and his photographer, then shot up the poor bastard who tried to evacuate the wounded to a hospital. I wonder, is the US Army's "Investigation" of that incident progressing?

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If Israel had been willing, in good faith, to have a two state solution we wouldn't be in this situation. Unfortunately, Israel was not willing to give up a single inch of the land they have stolen. They want it all and are willing to commit genocide to get it. I might add that neither the British, or any other colonial power, had the right to give away Palestinian land.

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What makes you think that the Palestinians would ever accept a two state solution? Where is the evidence that the Palestinian leadership has seriously negotiated? Or the people themselves want it?

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ONE THING we know about Jews is THEY LIE.

Oh and they love Genocide so long as it isnt them.

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Thank you Jonathan for a courageous piece of journalism, as you well know you will never please Zionist and their special interests groups, but as you have so bodily done with this piece that ought not stop true journalism, again Thank you Jonathan.

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Thank you Jonathan for your honest joyrnalism.

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We were also lied to about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. History repeats itself.

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