Over the past couple of weeks, as the debate over Israel’s military intervention in Gaza has raged, I’ve noticed the same phrase being repeated. It’s basically a variation on the following: “Yes, Israel has a right to defend itself. But the response must be proportionate. And what we’re seeing is anything but proportionate.”
And who can argue with it? Who would want to see a disproportionate response to a crisis such as this?
But if we are calling for “proportionality” from Israel, then I’d like to ask a question: what would a proportionate response actually look like? If everyone accepts the principle of Israel defending itself, how should that defence operate in practice?
How proportionate is killing children and women everyday??? How proportionate is bombarding and massacring a whole population with no chance to escape?? How proportionate, to watch in silence what is happening everyday in Gaza without saying a word.
What the world did to stop that genocide and WHAT THE ARAB DID????????????????…………..
GAZA… 600 DEAD AND 4000 WOUNDED and still counting..
And the world out there watching.
Your hospitals are BOMBED Gaza
Your Mosques are BOMBED Gaza
Your Kids are BOMBED Gaza
Your Sky is BLACK Gaza
AND THEY ASK YOU WHY RESIST GAZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY DARE ASK YOU GAZA…. IT IS YOUR RIGHT AND WE ARE ALL GAZA
Palestinian Beisan Dhahir, 7, sleeps at Shifa hospital in Gaza City. Beisan’s home was shelled and collapsed by Israel’s military operation in Shijaiyah in the Gaza Strip. She survived the ordeal with her aunt and uncle. Beisan’s mother, father, brother, sister and baby sister all died in the attack.
A Palestinian girl from al-Shaer family, who medics said was wounded after an Israeli air strike hit their house, receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip
Smoke billowing from behind a hill following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City as seen from southern Israel.
A Palestinian medic carries a girl, who doctors say was wounded by Israeli shelling, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.The charity Save the Children has estimated that one in five people being killed and almost a third of the Palestinians injured are children.
Palestinian children sit in a car boot as they flee their family homes following heavy Israeli shelling during an Israeli ground offensive east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian medic carries a wounded girl in the emergency room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City
A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City
A Palestinian child shouts at al-Shifa hospital after Israeli forces shelled her house
Palestinians flee their homes to take shelter at the United Nations school in Gaza City
Palestinian families travel to a UN school in Gaza City to seek shelter after evacuating their homes