(Original post by UniOfLife)
Yeah, and you don't admit that you're posting in French when you clearly are.
(for those who don't understand - simply saying something is "clearly" true doesn't make it true. And for the truly dense - genocide is the concerted effort to kill all members of one "race" or ethnic group which, if that had been Israel's attempt, would make them the most inept army in the entire history of the universe. After all, isn't Gaza just one open air prison of defenceless people just waiting to be slaughtered and yet Israel in their attempted "genocide" managed to kill about 0.1% of the population).
In short, please don't make fools of yourselves by talking about genocides.
Genocide doesn't have to mean the whole group:
While precise definition varies among genocide scholars, a legal definition is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG). Article 2, of this convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part
, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
I don't think they committed genocide in Gaza, btw or have any intention of doing so. The worst they could have done there is intentionally caused mass civillian deaths in order to frighten and sudue the occupied population of Gaza. As the former foreign minister Tzipi Livni said, "they must believe that Israel will go wild" - (by 'going wild' I assume she didn't mean taking all due care to avoid innocent civillians).
I think they plan to remove most or all the Palestinian population of the West Bank by force (by pushing them into Jordan) when the opportunity arises, but they would never commit genocide in my view.