17 years have passed since the Israeli Defence Force ‘backed’ massacre at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Not a singular atrocity, but an example of the continued and relentless subjugation of Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli “victims“. What justice for the real victims and their families? Who has been held to account? It is enough to break any decent persons patience.
Now we have the damning report from the UN to confirm that Israel knowingly and wilfully committed war crimes on a shocking scale only a couple of months ago, all the while keeping an entire population under siege by force with no access to medical aid or proper sanitation, with no access to building supplies to rebuild their lives. A million people trapped in a place the size of Manchester having bombs dropped on them with no where to run to in the height of winter. We all saw the pictures and heard the reports, even the censorial talents of the BBC couldn’t whitewash over them.
Chris Davies has an unenviable job ahead of him but I hope he holds on to that anger and that 10 seconds of madness lasts for his whole term…maybe then I’ll join his fan club!
Sabra and Shatila
News Reports from Irish and French TV regarding the UN report