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U.N. Panelists Accuse Israel Of Ethnic Cleansing: ‘United States Has Crossed The Line Into Complicity’

via Good Morning America

Panelists at a United Nations discussion accused Israel of genocide and implicated the U.S. for supporting Israel in its conflict with Hamas.

They argued that Israel’s actions in Gaza constituted genocide, criticizing the IDF’s targeting of civilian structures.

The panelists also accused the U.S. of complicity in genocide due to its support for Israel. (Trending: Tucker Carlson Reveals ‘Secret’ Project He’s Been Working On For Months)

However, the discussion did not address Hamas’s use of human shields or the genocidal nature of the 1988 Hamas charter.

The panelists’ remarks included comparisons of Israel’s actions to historical genocides.

They also called for international action, including pressuring the ICC to issue arrest warrants.

“The indiscriminate bombing of Palestinian people, medical services not being able to respond to the people who are still under the rubble, and we have lost connection with most of our coleagues in Gaza,” Hannah Bruinsma of Law for Palestine said.

“Forced displacement, what is more commonly called ethnic cleansing, is not in itself an act of genocide, but we know that historically it has figured in genocidal processes,” said Stockton University Professor Raz Segal.

“Indeed, the process of pushing unwanted people into designated areas that eventually escalated into genocide characterized the Holocaust.”

“The ongoing genocide in Gaza is part of a much deeper history of Israeli agression against Palestinians as part of the broader context of Israel’s violent settler colonialism and occupiation of Palestinian land,” Jehad Abusalim said.

“Before, during, and after Israel’s establishment, the explicit goal of the Israeli enterprise has always been to create and sustain a Jewish demographic majority and deny Palestinians their rights,” Abusalim pressed.

“I would argue the United States has crossed the line into complicity,” attorney Katherine Gallagher said.

“It is important to emphasize here that for complicity or aiding and abetting, the complicit individual or state need not share the specific intent to commit genocide.”

“What it needs to do is know that the committer has that specific intent, i.e. those statements we heard from Israeli officials.”

“The United States is the largest provider of military, economic, and political assistance and – I would argue – political cover that has the ability to use its considerable influence and unique position to take all measures to stop Israel’s unfolding genocide,” she added.

“Of course, the United States is not the only country that has such influence and such ability. Instead, though, the United States at every opportunity has done the opposite.”

“When we look at what the elements of genocide are, and especially this creation of conditions of life to destroy the group in whole or in part – you do not have to achieve that goal, thankfully, to actually have committed genocide,” she said, drawing comparison’s between Israel’s operation and “the killing of over 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the context of Srebrenica. That is genocide, so I think to have a number in your head is the wrong way to approach what the crime of genocide is.”

The United Nations has a history of anti-Israel activity, and one official has denied Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas.

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