The Guardian • Issue #2096

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  • Issue #2096

This week Dingo focuses on the crime of the 21st century.

To throw light on the blackout of news by the mainstream media of Israel’s crimes in Gaza, some historical context.

In 1947 the United Nations decided to divide Palestinian territories into two states, one Jewish and the other Palestinian. However, this decision has been systematically undermined by Israeli aggression, the seizure of Palestinian land, the expulsion of Palestinians, the building of settlements and strategic roads and the construction of a huge apartheid wall meant to seal off forever the Palestinians from Zionist held-territory.

Several wars have been imposed by Israel on the region. In 1967 a war was launched against Israel’s neighbours during which more Palestinian territory was seized.

The United Nations adopted several resolutions at the time that Israel return behind its pre-1967 borders. These UN decisions have been systematically flouted and ignored and have not been carried out to this day. The UN decisions have been ignored by all Australian governments.

Israel’s policy of a ‘greater Israel’ and its seizure of Palestinian land has been made possible only by the massive financing and arming of Israel by the United States and some European governments. The United States sees Israel as its military arm in the Middle East to threaten and control the surrounding Arab states.

PARASITE OF THE WEEK: The Israeli ‘Defence’ Force. Nearly 200 bodies from a mass grave inside the Nasser Medical Complex in Gaza’s Khan Younis were uncovered by Palestinian civil defence crews, two weeks after Israeli forces withdrew from the area.

The bodies included elderly women, children and young men, Al-Jazeera reported from the ground.

The mass grave is the largest one discovered so far.

Some bodies were found inside plastic bags that had Hebrew writing on them, according to the crews, and some had their hands tied behind their backs.

Family members gathered by the site to search for the bodies of their missing loved ones.

Last week, several mass graves were discovered at al-Shifa Hospital following a two-week siege by Israel.

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has called for the roles of major technology companies and social media platforms in the killings of civilians in Gaza to be investigated.

It follows reports that Israel uses artificial intelligence systems to track and monitor Palestinians.

The group said: “Google and Israel are collaborating on several technology initiatives, including Project Nimbus, which provides the Israeli army with tools for the increased monitoring and illegal data collection of Palestinians, thereby broadening Israeli policies of denial and persecution, plus other crimes against the Palestinian people.

“These companies need to be held accountable if found to be complicit or not to have taken adequate precautions to prevent access to, and exploitation of, users’ information.”

The US House of Representatives has passed a US$95 billion international aid package, with about $26 billion for Israel’s missile systems.

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