The Genocide of Palestinians is Israel’s Long Term Goal | Mnar Muhawesh (1 of 2)

In launching Operation Protective Edge, Israel has stated it has a goal of achieving “sustained calm in the region.” To achieve this, they maintained, they needed to destroy the tunnels and do anything required to protect Israeli citizens.

It is hard to reconcile the destruction of over 134 factories in Gaza (and counting) with sustained calm in the region.  A Palestinian Union said recently that Israel’s attacks have caused:

“Severe damage to an already fragile industrial sector. The union of Palestinian industries said that most factories stopped operations for over 30 days, with reported losses of at least $70 million. Over 30,000 workers were made redundant due to the closures. “The Israeli war machine deliberately destroyed the infrastructure of the Palestinian national economy by targeting factories which posed no security threat to the occupation,” the union said. The industrial sector had already suffered major damage during previous Israeli military offenses in Gaza in 2012 and 2008. The ongoing Israeli blockade has also severely limited the productivity of the industrial sector since it was imposed eight years ago, forcing factories to close or fire workers to remain in operation. “

According to Mnar Muhawesh, Editor in chief of Mint Press News (interviewed in the video above) these actions and more add up to Israel being a Terrorist and Apartheid state actively engaged in genocide.

Calling Israel a Terrorist, Apartheid state engaged in genocide is not hyperbole, according to Muhawesh; those terms reflect the situation on the ground. “Netanyahu said he was going to bring darkness on Ramadan for the Palestinian people, and that is what happened in Operation Protective Edge. That is why we saw the killing and murder of over 500 children and the destruction of over 10,000 homes.”

Muhawesh went on to call what Israel calls a “security fence” in the West Bank an “Apartheid Wall.”  When it comes to genocide, Muhawesh said: “Israel has been committing ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian population since its inception. (…) Israel is doing everything in its power to make sure Palestine does not exist. That is what we have been seeing and it is a part of Apartheid, genocide and essentially, colonialism.”

About the Guest |

Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News. Ms. Muhawesh is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She is also regularly interviewed on nationally and internationally syndicated networks like RT about the need for independent journalism and neoconservatism in the media. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today.

In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media, and Muhawesh is currently the first American Muslim woman to work as an editor at large for an American newsroom.


    1. If the Israeli actions in Gaza represents “genocide,” then Israel has been really bad at it. The population of Gaza has grown 4-fold since 1948 when Israel was established. If Israel wanted to commit “genocide” as this article unceremonially states, it could easily do so by unleashing a massive bombing campaign similar the one the Allies used on Dresden, Germany during WWII. The fact that it hasn’t and the fact that Hamas is a terrorist organization seems to be lost to the author, no doubt because this article is nothing but a poor piece of propaganda.

  1. It is astonishing to see that there are still so many people who clearly do not understand the meaning of the words they use. Committing a genocide means that every living member of a designated group (in our case here the Palestinians) has been systematically killed. Logic would dictate therefore that their numbers should have gone down, just as the genocide against the Jews by Hitler known as the Holocaust reduced the world Jewish population by a third since 6 million out of 18 were physically eliminated. But wouldn’t you know it, most astonishingly, the Palestinians’ numbers have shot upwards instead of going down, from roughly 800,000 altogether in 1948 to 3.5 to 4 million today. How do you explain that? What kind of genocide is that? The answer is simple enough: either Ms. Muhawesh is an ignoramus who has no idea of the legal definition of genocide but she certainly has a big mouth, or she’s simply a liar who knows exactly that Israel never committed a genocide against the Palestinians, but she nevertheless peddles that slander, as all Israel haters do, truth be damned. Either way, she comes across as another hater with no credibility whatsoever.

  2. Good on mnar for stating the facts. While some imbiciles are negating over which word to describe the obvious which is Palestinian people have been murdered by israel in large numbers for over 60 years. Lets just call a spade a spade. Israel was CREATED in 1948 and the guardians of the holy land which are the palestinians were slaughtered, driven from their villages, became refugees on their own land. The blood that israel has on its hands is greater then the blood that the nazis had on theirs. Do you know why? Because apparently the jews suffered “genocide”and should have known better then to cause such suffering onto another innocent group of people. It is truly sad that the jews have been hijacked by extreme nazi like zionists who have no soul and are clearly eager to kill children and destroy families in order to remain on stolen land that will never truly belong to them. Palestine will never die and hopefully israel will come to an end in our lifetime. Jews who are against the fake state of israel are the only people who have the right to call themselves jews, those living in israel or moved to this demonic state are worshippers of money, greed and satanic in nature.

    1. You are one big mouth who loves to hear his own prose, aren’t you? If only you were as good at maths as you are at repeating empty slogans that you clearly don’t even understand. “The blood that israel has on its hands is greater then the blood that the nazis had on theirs.”? Do you know the difference between SIX MILLION and (at most) THIRTY THOUSAND? Keep foaming at the mouth if that makes you happy. You have so much hateful bile to share. I hope you choke on it.

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