A video taken by an Israeli camera crew shows a family home where a woman was shot and medical aid withheld until it was too late. The army decided the video should not be aired, per their agreement with the three Israeli television stations allowed into Gaza. Along with the family, interviews were shown with two soldiers who were part of the brigade. A soldier (in his words, “a good Hebrew boy”) admits he doesn’t know what they are doing in Palestine. “Purification, maybe? This is a dirty place. ”
That chilled me to the bone. Purification. Purify. Make clean. Cleansing.
The idea that Jews are practicing ethnic cleansing infuriates some–no, the idea that others could say such a thing infuriates them. But it is ethnic cleansing.
Some Israelis pack a lunch and take it to a hill with a good view of Gaza. They picnic while they watch the slaughter below. They cheer when Gazans die.