We’re Again Confronted with a Choice of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”

Nonviolence is the only option for Israeli/Palestinian coexistence

Guy Nave
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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Children stand in front of their house targeted in an Israeli air strike (UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan|Flickr)

Warmongering never leads to peace

In response to Hamas’ brutal and savage attack against Israel on Oct 7th, 2023, that resulted in the death of over 1,000 Israelis, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has engaged in two weeks of artillery bombardment and airstrikes of Gaza. The retaliatory attacks have resulted in more than 15,000 Palestinians being injured and more than 5,000 being killed. Women and children comprise over 60 percent of the fatalities and those injured.

In addition to the nearly 6 million Palestinians who are currently refugees as a result of the 1948 “Nakba,” almost 1.4 million Palestinians have been displaced during the past two weeks and have sought refuge in UN schools and hospitals, while hundreds of thousands more are facing genocide as the current Israeli siege — which has only worsened what were already dire conditions due to Israel’s 16-year blockade — has cut off water, food, electricity, and medical supplies.

While the October 7 attack by Hamas against Israel is indefensible, the actions of the IDF, which include bombing and issuing evacuation orders for hospitals, are not acts of self-defense…

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Guy Nave
ILLUMINATION-Curated

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