Shoah’- as I understand it – is the Hebrew word for ‘Holocaust’. Vilnai was promising nothing less genoicide.
Yet, for many who have visited occupied Palestine and worked with the Palestinians and Israelis who struggle for Justice and Peace it is not “news” – or to clarify, it is not news that what we witness in Palestine is nothing less than ethnic cleansing.
But there is still something shocking about hearing it said out loud, and by a member of the Israeli government. Incitement to genocide is a punishable crime under the international Genocide Convention.
While his comments are shocking, perhaps what is more shocking is the silence of the world.
A Palestinian mother carries the body of her 21-month-old girl Salasabeel Abu Jalhoum after medics said she was killed early on Sunday when an Israeli missile landed near her house in the northern Gaza Strip March 2, 2008 Photo from Reuters on Yahoo News