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Sun Oct 29, 2023, 02:44 PM Oct 2023

Poll: Do you believe Israel is committing genocide against the population of Gaza? [View all]

I think we can all acknowledge civilian casualties are happening every day as a result of the campaign against Hamas, but do you believe this is an intentional and purposeful genocide to eliminate the population of Gaza?

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The word genocide is use liberally around here by some that have no idea what MarineCombatEngineer Oct 2023 #1
Same with "carpet bombing" DetroitLegalBeagle Oct 2023 #4
Putin has continued to bomb Ukrainian apartment buildings. brush Oct 2023 #44
Zero cimparison. Putin is intentionally targeting wnylib Oct 2023 #49
You see a difference in targeting civilian buildings in Gaza than what... brush Oct 2023 #56
You may not care, but there is a reason the laws of war DO care. Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #99
We shall see after this is over if it's a war crime. Meanwhile, the desth toll keeps rising. brush Oct 2023 #111
MNore than 600, 000 German civilians died in WWII. Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #112
I agree on the rising anti-semitism worldwide. I don't like it... brush Oct 2023 #115
Well, there were new articles to the Geneva Convention passed after WW2 to deal with the targeting of civilians.... TheRealNorth Oct 2023 #124
True SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #127
We shall see. IMO there have been war crimes commited by both sides. brush Nov 2023 #156
brush SYGDeb Nov 2023 #155
Stop gaslighting, Israel admitted (on CNN) they are targeting civilians krawhitham Oct 2023 #146
That is not what targeting civilians looks like Zeitghost Nov 2023 #148
Uh no SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2023 #150
Bush, Cheney enid602 Oct 2023 #65
Except there is no International warrant issued for them for war crimes EX500rider Oct 2023 #80
For reference... Think. Again. Oct 2023 #32
To be clear... AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #58
All true SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #62
To be very VERY clear... Think. Again. Oct 2023 #92
They have no such responsiblility Zeitghost Oct 2023 #134
Not according to the United Nations... Think. Again. Oct 2023 #142
Reminder, it's not too late to cast your vote in the poll! Abolishinist Oct 2023 #84
I wonder... FirefighterJo Oct 2023 #102
If has a definition, and Israel is clearly committing it krawhitham Oct 2023 #145
It's antisemitic rhetoric Sympthsical Oct 2023 #2
Yes. It's similar to accusing Israelis of being Nazis. yardwork Oct 2023 #16
That was my sense but I hadn't seen it explained like this before LymphocyteLover Oct 2023 #72
Sympthdical SYGDeb Nov 2023 #154
Is the question about effectiveness/competence? Because Bibi's speech yesterday RockRaven Oct 2023 #3
There will be plenty of protest and condemnation from Israelis Mossfern Oct 2023 #5
But but but SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #6
Yeah, I know... Mossfern Oct 2023 #7
They've also said that waving swastikas isn't antisemitism either AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #9
Really? It is common for people on the left to wave swastikas? Redleg Oct 2023 #43
I didn't say it was common AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #45
You said "Apparently it's quite common for people on the left to wave swastikas." Redleg Oct 2023 #47
Oh, bad phrasing on my part AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #51
I agree with getting the nutters out of the party Redleg Oct 2023 #54
What does all that have to do with whether bombing civilian occupied... brush Oct 2023 #48
Ukrainian military wasn't hiding SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #50
"That's the difference." Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #70
Yep SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #71
+1000 nt NutmegYankee Oct 2023 #94
Oh, and IDF knows exactly which buildings they destroy is sheltering Hamas? brush Oct 2023 #91
Not always SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #93
How long will Netanyahu remain in power? AntiFascist Oct 2023 #12
No I don't... brooklynite Oct 2023 #37
What post are you responding to? brush Oct 2023 #40
Wow, that's a hideous statement from Netanyahu! At the same time what Hamas did is hienious..... electric_blue68 Oct 2023 #114
That was a declaration of war, and it was wrongheaded and stupid. yardwork Oct 2023 #19
Putin has to be careful to what countries he travels to because... brush Oct 2023 #42
Apples and oranges. wnylib Oct 2023 #55
Not just apples and oranges. yardwork Oct 2023 #60
They're like Hamas shelling into Israel as well as Israel bombing... brush Oct 2023 #64
Apples and oranges, huh? Apartment buildings being bombed and shelled... brush Oct 2023 #63
When did Ukraine launch a terrorist attack on Russian people? yardwork Oct 2023 #57
Bibi is fucking awful. Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #100
Genocide is more of a long-term, sustained annilation over years.... brush Oct 2023 #8
What is the war crime? N/t SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #13
Killing of 8000 civilians. What hamas did I would also consider it a war crime... brush Oct 2023 #15
There's a fine line between war and war crimes, but I'm not going to argue. yardwork Oct 2023 #20
Killing civilians is not a war crime SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #21
OK, your wording is different. How about obliterating whole swathes of... brush Oct 2023 #23
If Hamas is hiding there SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #24
You have to know better than that. Another way has to be found. brush Oct 2023 #28
I'm not going to change my mind SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #36
Tell it to Hamas. They are the ones hiding behind Gaza civilians wnylib Oct 2023 #59
That's a matter of opinion. Targetilng whole swathes of civilian housiing... brush Oct 2023 #27
You do realize that it is Hamas supplying the death figures right? GuppyGal Oct 2023 #29
Ok, but do you doubt that hundreds of civilians are killed... brush Oct 2023 #31
Apparently not Redleg Oct 2023 #39
So you believe that Hamas is entitled to a wnylib Oct 2023 #73
You should know that both sides are responsible to avoid the killings innocents. brush Oct 2023 #86
"Warring parties are both responsible for taking all precautions to avoid innocent civilian deaths." Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #74
Oh, please. Chk my posts on this thread. I've said several times that Hamas shelling into Israel is subject... brush Oct 2023 #85
That's not what I asked you to condemn, though, is it? Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #119
Consider it done. Now let me ask you something... brush Oct 2023 #120
Despite being blindsided by 10/7, Israel has extremely competent security services. Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #121
Let's hope for a ceasefire as it's a complex and extremely vexing situation. brush Oct 2023 #122
I suspect a ceasefire is not in the cards unless something drastically changes. Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #123
I think you would need a good lawyer Redleg Oct 2023 #38
"You are generally required to find another means to get the bad guys." Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #76
I am not saying that it's not a legitimate target Redleg Oct 2023 #97
It's very much a strained analogy. Comparing war to law enforcement really isn't apples to apples. Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #118
The military has more choices in dealing with this Redleg Oct 2023 #132
Special forces really isn't a viable option here, as I pointed out. Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #133
special operations missions are often supported by infantry Redleg Oct 2023 #135
A ground incursion into Gaza by the IDF, with infantry support and Mossad teams, is still a bloody proposition. Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #136
I understand the calculus and the concept of warfare Redleg Oct 2023 #137
I don't think any reasonable person wants to see the destruction of Gaza or mass deaths among Palestinians. Jedi Guy Oct 2023 #138
I don't know why Hamas would not expect this response Redleg Oct 2023 #143
So no Hamas fighters have died, just all civilians? Unlikely EX500rider Oct 2023 #26
So when the Hutus killed 800,000 Tutsis with machetes over the course of 3 months milestogo Oct 2023 #22
Someone is pushing a button that drops a weapon they no not where randr Oct 2023 #10
Gosh edhopper Oct 2023 #11
According to a couple of posters here SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #14
Tired of the edhopper Oct 2023 #25
They're not Hamas apologists! AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #30
You had me going there edhopper Oct 2023 #34
There is a distinction between "blaming" and "criticizing" Redleg Oct 2023 #52
I do edhopper Oct 2023 #81
Yes- "genocide" is laden with meaning and strong emotion Redleg Oct 2023 #96
+1 And the latent antisemitism BannonsLiver Oct 2023 #110
Vowing to do it and actually doing it are different things Redleg Oct 2023 #41
Fine edhopper Oct 2023 #82
That is a good point Redleg Oct 2023 #95
No question this was a complete failure edhopper Oct 2023 #109
I see I'm in good Cha Oct 2023 #17
intentional and purposeful genocide to eliminate the population of Gaza?? NO WarGamer Oct 2023 #18
Honestly Gaza will need a complete reset... Happy Hoosier Oct 2023 #101
Nope. Elessar Zappa Oct 2023 #33
This message was self-deleted by its author Thinker Cats Oct 2023 #35
Yes they are, imo. So is Hamas. Oneironaut Oct 2023 #46
Nope. Hamas declared war, the Palestinians are paying for it, big time. OAITW r.2.0 Oct 2023 #53
I think that Hamas is killing people in mass numbers. Initech Oct 2023 #61
I will say this for Hamas... They are marketing GENIUSES AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #66
Well the real bad guy in all of this is Vladimir Putin. Initech Oct 2023 #68
I'm sure he has a hand in it AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #69
It is a very complicated and tangled web. Initech Oct 2023 #75
Honestly I'd like to see Mossad do some targeted operations AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #77
Mossad is very patient. revmclaren Oct 2023 #116
+1. Few people know that one fifth of Israel's citizens are Palestinian. Genocide, my ass dalton99a Oct 2023 #126
I don't think it's genocide, which, by definition, has the aim of the complete destruction of the group targeted. lees1975 Oct 2023 #67
Extremism in the defense of liberty... dchill Oct 2023 #78
"Genocide" has become an antisemitic dog whistle as it relates to Israel. nt LexVegas Oct 2023 #79
Yes, exactly what you said. madaboutharry Oct 2023 #83
Anyone Claiming this is genocide..... Willto Oct 2023 #87
Yes. betsuni Oct 2023 #88
Exactly, they can spin it however they fucking want to and the bullshit still smells like fucking bullshit anti Semitism SoFlaBro Oct 2023 #89
The vast majority of us condemned the US for killing all those Iraqis ecstatic Oct 2023 #90
The post above yours provides a good rebuttal, but I'll weigh in as well. yardwork Oct 2023 #98
I would add SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #103
Yes! yardwork Oct 2023 #113
Who? Willto Oct 2023 #104
Your post is exhibit 1A in gaslighting. madaboutharry Oct 2023 #105
And destroy the credibility of a poster on DU. revmclaren Oct 2023 #117
Of course it's not millions yet. That's why everyone is calling for a ceasefire so it doesn't get to that point. nt ecstatic Oct 2023 #125
"...not millions yet." madaboutharry Oct 2023 #128
I mean SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #129
Yes.. DemocratInPa Oct 2023 #106
Please SickOfTheOnePct Oct 2023 #107
It is.. Willto Oct 2023 #108
certainly disregard of life. pansypoo53219 Oct 2023 #130
NO................... but it is regrettable............... DemocraticPatriot Oct 2023 #131
22% of American Jews believe Israel is committing genocide Army Brat Oct 2023 #139
I hate this but I'm wading in again. haele Oct 2023 #140
Israel isn't doing anything that's all that different from Area Bombing by the Allies in WWII Kennah Oct 2023 #141
Genocide/expulsion enid602 Oct 2023 #144
Yes, as does my 97 year old Jewish mother in law, and her 5 children. Goddessartist Nov 2023 #147
If Zeitghost Nov 2023 #149
No, but the air strikes of refugee camps and civilian housing is... brush Nov 2023 #151
No combatant SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2023 #152
Poll SYGDeb Nov 2023 #153
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