Ukraine is a different situation than Gaza. Ukrainian children were evacuated to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Romania, Slovakia and other countries. Gaza children are not allowed out of Gaza by IDF. Israel considers all the children as suspect Hamas fighters from babies through 18 years old.
Geneva – As the war on the Gaza Strip enters its seventh week, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said today that the death toll from Israel’s genocide campaign has likely risen to 20,000 dead Palestinians, including those missing under the rubble with little hope of survival.
Euro-Med Monitor estimated that at least 15,271 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed, including 3,561 women and 6,403 children. Over 32,310 additional people have been injured by the Israeli attacks, many of whom are in critical condition and unable to receive even the bare minimum of medical attention due to the Gazan health system’s collapse.
There are reportedly 4,1500 people missing beneath the debris of buildings hit by Israeli air and artillery strikes, with little chance of their survival. Hundreds of bodies that cannot be recovered remain on the roads, according to Euro-Med Monitor, particularly in areas where the Israeli army has conducted ground incursions.
But a prerequisite to anything like that is a working civil society, and the Arab states, USA, and especially Israel effectively gave up on that when Israel withdrew from Gaza without an agreement, leaving it to the most violent and vicious to control, only reentering it periodically to (as one commander put it) “mow the grass” in recurring violent suprressions. This was a policy with no vision nor conceivable outcome but the explosion of horrors that is now still unfolding.
I blame nobody and everybody, going back at least as far as the egregious blind greedy policies of the great powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. The religious fanatics of Christians, Jews, and Muslims all played an ugly and crucial part, but mostly what we see is what the ancients down through Hobbes defined and deprecated as the ultimate scourge
ANARCHY, the war of all against all because legitimate authority is lacking.
Within that anarchy there are sectors of ordered power, but those sectors only serve to exacerbate the problems of the enraged powerless, and to enhance the scale of violence. All the shrieking and blaming I see in the news and on this board is emblematic of the problem. All of us, all over the world, keep contributing to that problem by focusing on phantom and/or long passed curing causes and ludicrously impossible solutions. Hamas will soon be gone (except for the monstrous leadership safe with their bank accounts in the UAE etc), but it is inevitable that more insanely deluded enraged Palestinian teenagers will agglomerate into new insane formations, confronting a deranged Netanyahu and his followers.
If I remember right, Hobbes called the essential monarch “the monster of peace”. He can kill anyone, destroy anything, take anything, and he demands the assent of everyone on pain of death. Then you can have a civil society.
Takes some time to evolve that out of an anarchy. Can happen via invasion, as witness this terrifying scene from the end of thebrillian opera Boris Godunov, when a renegade monk pretending to be the legitimate Czar is “leading” (actually he is a stooge) an invading Roman Catholic Polishj/Lithuanian army into anarchic Orthodox starving Russia. Mussorgsky’s music provides a brilliant insight into glorious religious fanaticism as a key element of dominating control, and the fake Tsaravcih calling on all the people to join him in marching on Moscow to storm the Kremlin echoes perfectly to Jerusalem and the Holy Mount.
Most tellingly (jump to 6:00) of the video, it is only a schizophrenic simpleton fool, in chains, who prophetically understands what is really happening, and cries out a final song of pure woe.: the darkness is here, weep starving people…
Why didn’t the German people rise up against Hitler?
Why don’t the Israelis rise up against Likud party?
Why didn’t the Russian people rise up against Putin or Stalin?
Why didn’t the Italian people rise up against Mussolini?
The largest mass ethnic refugee exodus in Europe occurs after WWII in Eastern Europe where millions and millions of Ethnic Germans were forible removed from their ancient homelands in Eastern Europe. Over a million ethnic Germans were held in the concentration camps formerly used by the NAZIs to carry out the final solution. Half of thses ethnic Germans were murdered there.
This because Ethnic Germans were held responsible for supporting Hitler, electing hin and following him. Just in the same way Palestinians elected Hamas and carry out the orders of Hamas to end all Jewish life in Israel.