by shergald, Wed May 14, 2008 at 11:09:48 AM EDT
...on the 60th anniversary of Israel's independence.
Starting with the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians from their ancestral lands in 1948, which entailed the killing of at least 10,000 civilians, the killing of Palestinians has continued, especially after the military occupations of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, and the beginnings of their colonialism. The `intentional killing' of Palestinian children during the first and second Intifadas is a particularly gruesome phase of Israeli militarism that is still going on, constituting as it does: state terrorism. Since Israel and the US State Department have broadened the definition of terrorism to include all conditions in which civilians are intentionally killed, the term `state terrorism' deserves similar expansion: a state which intentionally kills civilians.
I am indebted to Lawrence of Cyberia for doing the legwork in pulling together this brief overview and permitting republication. Her article begins here: