While we embark on the celebration of Christmas around the world, I have been personally grappling with the prognosis of the state of Israel and the ongoing genocide of Palestinians.
For a couple of good weeks, I have been collecting video footage and articles relating to the most unprecedented and genocidal war of all time for my Substack.
Because of this, I have been shedding a lot of tears, particularly over the last few days. Much of the video footage and images I have collected regarding the onslaught against the Palestinians are too heartwrenching to share.
No human should be subjected to witnessing, let alone experiencing, such events.
I find what I have been witnessing on the screen traumatizing…. I can only imagine what so many Gazans, particularly the children, are enduring 24/7 without relief.
The above video is part 1 of 2. The second part goes into much more detail about current events.
Only hours ago, the United Nations Security Council passed a watered down resolution:
…calling for immediately speeding aid deliveries to hungry and desperate civilians in Gaza but without the original plea for an “urgent suspension of hostilities” between Israel and Hamas….
…..and to enhance humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza and demanded the release of hostages held by Hamas. The resolution, which saw 13 countries voting in favor, was not opposed by the U.S., although it abstained from voting alongside Russia.
The resolution's final text, altered after U.S. interventions, calls for adherence to international humanitarian law and condemns attacks against civilians, while urging steps for sustainable cessation of hostilities.
The irony is America has been supplying arms for the very attacks it is condemning, most recently bypassing Congressional review for 13,000 rounds of tank ammunition to Israel.
The resolution also calls for the appointment of a senior U.N. official to facilitate aid delivery in Gaza.
The UAE, the resolution's sponsor emphasized that only a ceasefire could truly end the suffering in Gaza, currently experiencing a severe humanitarian crisis and famine conditions as the UN claims 1 in 4 Gazan’s are starving.
On December 8th, the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Friday morning New York time to discuss the catastrophic situation in Gaza. This follows Wednesday’s urgent letter by Secretary-General António Guterres – one of the most powerful tools at his disposal – urging the body to help end carnage in the war-battered enclave through a lasting humanitarian ceasefire. A resolution tabled late afternoon in the chamber calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire was vetoed by the United States.
In Part 2 I will explore the grim prognosis for the state of Israel, particularly in Gaza and the West Bank, leading to Israel’s eventual downfall. Israel's military campaign is genocidal, aimed at creating a state exclusively for Jews, while Palestinians are either exterminated or stripped of basic rights. This brutal approach is already showing signs of a backfire, alienating key allies, including younger generations of American Jews and potentially the United States itself.
No doubt, Israel's historical reliance on violence and repression is coming to an end. There is a massive global condemnation of Israel's actions, including its treatment of Palestinians in Gaza, as evidence of its declining international standing. I will share more on this in my next video.
Israel's actions, and the US government’s (of which many US representatives have dual citizenship with Israel) are not only morally reprehensible but also strategically flawed, leading to increased resistance and diminishing the Israeli and the US’ reputation.
I cannot help but see the dichotomy of witnessing such a brutal genocide during the season of celebrating Christ and Peace on Earth.
Stay tuned for Part 2.
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