Israelis “Outraged over Genocide in Gaza”

“Gaza is the biggest open-air prison. People inside cannot go in and out. They can find their way through tunnels sometimes, but most of the population is locked there as prisoners. Israel controls the air. Israel controls the sea and the land. And the little strip that Egypt controls is basically coordinated with Israel and the United States to keep this a cage with those 1.8 million people. I myself tried, with different groups and a flotilla, to sail to Gaza and to symbolically break the blockade, but we were stopped by the Israeli occupation forces, claiming that we are dangerous because maybe we are bringing a weapon. So, just it’s so ridiculous to see now. You know, they stopped us from bringing the weapons, and I don’t think that Hamas had any problem to bring a weapon in. Maybe even in some paradoxical way it helps Netanyahu and his guys, these missiles, because I’m here in Tel Aviv, and I have a 10-month-old baby, and I have to hug her and go to the shelter when the missiles are falling, but it’s really nothing compared to what people in Gaza are experiencing. And I have family in Sderot, next to Gaza, and I have even relatives who are in Gaza as soldiers.“

And I think that if I have to give one allegory to this whole thing, and this need of Israel and me, myself, of self-protection — legitimate thing, by the way; I want to be safe, I don’t want anyone to bomb me and to kill me and my baby — I would imagine it as gang rape. And forgive me for using this hard language, but when you have a group of people raping someone, and this person that is being raped starting to scratch, the first thing you want to do in order to stop the scratches is to stop the rape. And what Israel, official Israel, is trying to do is to continue the rape and deal with the scratches. And I say, stop the rape, stop the occupation, stop the apartheid, stop this inhumane ghettoization of Palestinians, and then — then — we can start talking, and we can reach peace agreements and all these beautiful words that now don’t mean anything for us.”

via Institute for Public Accuracy.

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