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Academic says Israeli regime is becoming more openly genocidal

Mourners carry the bodies of Palestinians killed in an Israeli raid earlier in the day, during their funeral in Jenin city in the occupied West Bank, on March 16, 2023. Four Palestinians including a teenager were killed in a raid by Israeli forces, the latest deadly raid in the Jenin refugee camp. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli regime has always had the tendency for extermination of the Palestinians, but now it is becoming more openly genocidal, according to an academic.

David Miller, a leading critic of Israeli acts of aggression against Palestinians, who had been sacked for his anti-Zionist stances from the University of Bristol in 2021, criticized Israel’s “fascist approach” and its tendency to expel the Palestinians.

Zionism is “moving more and more towards a fascist approach. So, it becomes more and more openly genocidal, but the tendency has been there from the beginning,” he said.

In February, the Times of Israel which was launched just over 11 years ago to peddle Israeli propaganda, published a piece under the title “Palestinian children are the explosives of the future?”

Some argue that the headline could be understood as an incitement to genocidal violence against Palestinian children.

“They had to have the tendency to want to expel the Palestinians. That tendency is only showing itself much more nakedly now and we now see, even in titles like [that of the] Times of Israel, naked promotional genocide,” Miller said.

In addition to the recent piece, in 2014, the Times of Israel called for genocide against Palestinians in another article by Yochanan Gordon with the extremely inflammatory headline “When genocide is permissible.”

Within the piece, Gordon compared the ground invasion of Gaza, carried out by the Israeli military to an NBA basketball game. His piece hit out at politicians and news channels for pointing out the numbers killed by Israel during a campaign that saw over 2000 Palestinians exterminated.

He concludes his tirade with the following sentence: “If political leaders and military experts determined that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining peace is to genocide, is it then permissible to achieve these responsible goals?”

Following a significant backlash online, the article was removed by The Times of Israel editor, Miriam Herschlag who claimed it breached the website's editorial guidelines.

Miriam Herschlag has a history of publishing pieces written by serving Israeli soldiers to beautify the image of the army of occupation. When challenged online and asked if the publication of the piece involve the military directly, her answers were evasive.

Miller explained that the article writer Gordon is a member of an extremist Zionist sect, Chabad Lubavitch.

The religious faction of Chabad is held by the Zionist intelligence agency, Shin Bet, to be responsible for most “price tag” revenge attacks on Palestinians including murders.

“The price tag attacks are largely carried out in a particular part of the West Bank by a group which is known as the hilltop youth, … so, we see a real encouragement here to direct attacks on Palestinians and the murders of Palestinians” Miller concluded.

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