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Israel pushes further into parts of north Gaza; new cracks in Netanyahu coalition

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams

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Rafah had been sheltering more than one million displaced Gazans. 

Israel says it must capture Rafah 

Even when Palestinian already being displaced they still target, it just show that actual purpose is genocide.

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When is the ICC going to issue the arrest warrant for the war criminal Netanyahu?? The threats by the US must have worked sadly.

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Round refugees into a corner, then drive into them with all of the military might you have, and kill, kill, kill.

Genocide.

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Even when Palestinian already being displaced they still target, it just show that actual purpose is genocide.

If they’re trying to commit genocide why are they issuing evacuation orders for Rafah?

“Israel issued new evacuation orders in Gaza's southern city of Rafah”

If you’re trying to genocide a people, why would you tell them to leave a place you’re going to bomb?

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Rooting out terrorists is understandable

Hower why the innocent civilian refugees are being slaughtered ??

Obviously they are NOT being used as a human shields as we are being told

Drone strike on Netanyahu didn't happen yet ?

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Obviously they are NOT being used as a human shields as we are being told

They are. Hamas operates out of civilian areas which, according to international law, designates those civilians as human shields

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If you’re trying to genocide a people, why would you tell them to leave a place you’re going to bomb?

Useless argument because the genocide has been happening for months

Making them homeless and destroying their homes isn't saving them is it

Rounding them up and putting them in camps is questionable also

The Israel's have done their best to stop aid assistance from reaching refugees

The plan is to destroy Gaza and anything or anyone that gets in the way !

Unfortunately for Israel it's not going to stop Israel from being targeted in the future

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Useless argument because the genocide has been happening for months

No it isn’t. When trying to prove genocide you need to prove intent. Evacuating people out of an area is the exact opposite thing someone committing genocide would do. So I’ll ask again: if Israel was trying to commit genocide, why would they issue evacuation orders?

Rounding them up and putting them in camps is questionable also

What camps are you talking about?

The plan is to destroy Gaza and anything or anyone that gets in the way !

If that’s the plan then why hasn’t it been completely destroyed? Why are there humanitarian zones? Nothing Israel is doing makes any sense if they’re trying to commit a genocide

I have a genuine question: Do you know what genocide means?

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What ever happened to Bibi's " Absolute Victory " !?

Netanyahu can't even keep his government from falling a part let alone to achieve total victory over machine guns and RPG armed militias.

The Palestinians have crossed that bridge of NO RETURN, death means nothing to a Martyr.

Netanyahu has created a situation were the Palestinians have NO CHOICE but to fight till the bitter end, it's about their Land, Their Homes, Their brothers and sisters, and most of all their Dignity.

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"troops and tanks pushed in CONGESTED PART of the Gaza strip ""

Took over some parts of Raffa packed with DISPLACED PEOPLE '

"Israel has continued strikes in Jabalia the largest of Gaza''s 8 historic. refugee camps "

"Israel has continued to carry out precise operations against terrorists and infrastructure "

"Israel says it must capture Raffa to destroy Hamas and ensure the countries security "

""Israel is committing genocide " not included in the article but the subtext makes the IDF intentions clear

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The Israeli military said its forces have continued to operate in areas across Gaza including Jabalia and Rafah, carrying out what it called "precise operations against terrorists and infrastructure".

And Israel has every right to engage in those operations.

The reason it is taking longer than it should is because Israel is being careful to not harm civilians.

And the fact Hamas continues to hide in schools and hospitals and use civilians as human shields, Israel has to slow down its efforts at a rate like no other military in history.

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"troops and tanks pushed in CONGESTED PART of the Gaza strip ""

So doesn’t that prove my point? If they were trying to commit a genocide why wouldn’t they just bomb that area instead of sending in tanks?

Took over some parts of Raffa packed with DISPLACED PEOPLE '

Taking over isn’t killing

"Israel has continued strikes in Jabalia the largest of Gaza''s 8 historic. refugee camps "

We don’t know how many terrorists those strikes killed so bringing it up as a point is null.

"Israel has continued to carry out precise operations against terrorists and infrastructure "

Exactly. Precise. Which means they’re trying to avoid unnecessary casualties which doesn’t support a genocide claim

"Israel says it must capture Raffa to destroy Hamas and ensure the countries security "

""Israel is committing genocide " not included in the article but the subtext makes the IDF intentions clear

It doesn’t at all. It actually proves my point

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The "intent " aspect in the crime of Genocide is set out in the UN description of the crime.

The widespread destruction of cultural, religious, agricultural, water, fuel, electricity, now absence of any learning institutions, from Kindergarten to Universities, the with holding of medical supplies , withholding aid, such that there is now famine, the forced displacement of millions, the rendering into abject poverty with concurrent destruction of fresh water supplies and sewerage systems, leading to starvation and disease....

AND THE WORDS OF POLITICAL AND IDF LEADERS CALLING FOR THE EXPULSION OF PALESTINIANS

All these are evidence of INTENT TO COMMIT GENOCIDE

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The widespread destruction of cultural, religious, agricultural, water, fuel, electricity, now absence of any learning institutions, from Kindergarten to Universities, the with holding of medical supplies , withholding aid, such that there is now famine, the forced displacement of millions, the rendering into abject poverty with concurrent destruction of fresh water supplies and sewerage systems, leading to starvation and disease....

Literally everything you just listed can be applied to any conflict. The Genocide Convention states that to constitute genocide, there must be a proven intent on the part of perpetrators to physically destroy a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Specific intent is acknowledged as one of the defining characteristics of genocide, while motives are often considered irrelevant for the consideration of the crime. The fact that Israel has been issuing evacuation orders, setting up humanitarian areas, and letting in aid directly flies in the face of any argument you can make that they are intending to commit genocide

Why would Israel issue evacuation orders, set up humanitarian zones and allow in aid if they were trying to commit a genocide?

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Tdawg and others....the Nazis issues relocation orders and crammed Jews into small areas...they called them ghettos.

Forcefully relocating people into ghettos and issuing evacuation orders are completely different things. You know that right?

Then the demands for Jews to be put on the trains came.

Issuing evacuation orders is not opposite for an intention to annihilate people then , is it.

Yes it is. If I want to kill as many people as possible I don’t tell them to leave the place I’m going to bomb. How does that make any sense in your eyes? Please explain how it makes sense

Hamas is fighting to regain a small piece of land called Palestine that Zionist Jews stole with British connivance.

They didn’t “steal” anything. There was never a Palestinian state to steal it from. The British rightfully won it after defeating the Ottoman Empire, who controlled the region of Palestine for 400 years.

And those parsing the definition of Genocide, well, its a very one sided war with Israel killing multiple tens of thousands

Winning a war doesn’t equal genocide, I’m sorry to disappoint you.

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More than 35000 deaths and 75000 wounded !!!!...

STOP THE GENOCIDE !!!!...

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