Gideon Polya, 16 February 2009 Letter to Media re Gaza Massacre (edited 24 January 2010 by inserting active links).
Letter to Media, Politicians, ICC & Anti-war Activists re “The Lancet” on Gaza Massacre & Huge Human Cost of US Alliance Wars & Occupations
Horrendous mortality and morbidity in Apartheid Israel’s latest Gaza Massacre have been revealed by the paper “The Wounds of Gaza” just published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet – 1,350 killed (60% children) and 5,450 severely wounded (40% children) in what the Catholic Church describes as Israel’s “Gaza concentration camp” in reprisals for zero (0) Israeli deaths from Gaza rockets in the preceding year (for a summary see “Apartheid Israel Gaza Massacre. “The Lancet reveals horrendous Israeli war crimes”:
In the last 2 months 1,350 Palestinians have been violently killed by Israelis in asserted reprisals for zero (0) Israeli deaths from Gaza rockets in the preceding year and 28 Israeli deaths from Gaza missiles in the preceding 8.25 years, this latter statistic yielding an “annual homicide rate” in “persons killed per million of population” of 0.5 (Israelis killed by Gaza missiles) – as compared to 0.5 (rapist husbands killed by raped wives), 1.0 (violent husbands killed by battered wives), 15 (Israelis by Israelis), 56 (Americans), 100 (Americans by guns), 164 (Palestinians killed violently by Israelis), 200 (African-Americans), 473 (citizens of Detroit, Michigan, USA) and 902 per million per year (annual Palestinian non-violent deaths through war criminal, Geneva Convention-violating Israeli-imposed deprivation) (see “Palestinian-Israeli Death Ratios . Nazi-style Israeli Gaza War Crimes”: http://sites.google.com/site/palestinegenocideessays/palestinian-israeli-death-ratios ). So much for racist Zionist (RZ) “terror hysteria” lies that have killed millions (mostly Arab, Muslim and Asian women and children) and horribly perverted Western values.
According to The Lancet report this Israeli Gaza Massacre has involved civilian targeting, execution of unarmed civilians, mass murder of children, use of horrendous weapons (phosphorus, DIME or Dense Inert Material Explosive bombs, fuel air explosives (bunker busters and implosion bombs) and new deadly “silent bombs”) and : “Over the period of 27 December 2008 to the ceasefire of 18 Jan 2009, it was estimated that a million and a half tons of explosives were dropped on Gaza Strip. Gaza is 25 miles by 5 miles and home to 1.5 million people. This makes it the most crowded area in the whole world. Prior to this Gaza has been completely blockaded and starved for 50 days. In fact since the Palestinian election Gaza has been under total or partial blockade for several years.” (see: http://www.thelancetglobalhealthnetwork.com/archives/608 ).
In the period 1967-2009 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, post-invasion non-violent excess deaths totalled 0.3 million; post-invasion violent deaths at the hands of Israelis totalled about 10,000; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths totalled about 0.2 million; there are over 7 million Palestinian refugees (4.3 million registered with the UN) - a Palestinian Holocaust and a Palestinian Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ).
The Palestinian Holocaust is one part of a Bush (and now Obama) War on Arab, Muslim, Asian and non-European Women and Children. Thus authoritative UN and medical literature data indicate that in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraq and Afghan Territories post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths total 0.3 million, 2 million and 4-6 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.1 million, respectively; and refugees total 7 million, 6 million and 4 million, respectively (see: “9-11 excuse for US global genocide. The real 9-11 atrocity: millions dead (9-11 million) in Bush wars (1990-2009):) – Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention and war crimes under the Geneva Convention.
Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War demand that an Occupier provides life-sustaining food and medical resources to the Conquered Subjects “to the fullest extent of the means available to it” (see: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/92.htm ). However the Gaza Concentration Camp has been blockaded by Apartheid Israel for 2 years and according to WHO (see: http://www.who.int/en/ ) the “total annual per capita medical expenditure” permitted by the Occupiers in Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan is $130 and $26 , respectively, as compared to $6,347 in the US. According to UN Population Division data (see: http://esa.un.org/unpp/ ) the “annual death rate” is 1.6%, 2.5% and 6.3% for under-5 year old infants in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories, respectively – as compared to that of 10% for Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese in World War 2 (for which war crimes Japanese generals were tried and executed).
One of the best-known Jewish scholars in the world today, Professor Jared Diamond, in his best-selling book “Collapse (Prologue, p10, Penguin edition) enunciated the “moral principle, namely that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate, or exterminate another people” – an injunction grossly violated by Apartheid Israel and its racist, genocidal US Alliance backers.
“Zero tolerance for racism”, “never again to anyone” and “bear witness” are the fundamental, moral messages from the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation), the World War 2 Holocaust in general (30 million Slav, Jewish and Roma dead) and the World War 2 Eastern Theatre Holocaust (35 million Chinese dead under Japanese occupation and 6-7 million Indians starved to death by the British in the man-made 1943-1945 Bengal Famine - for details of the latter “forgotten” Bengali Holocaust see the BBC broadcast in which I participated together with 1998 Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen, Harvard University, medical historian Dr Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Wellcome Institute, University College London, and other scholars: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot/bengalfamine_programme.html ).
However these fundamental moral injunctions from the Jewish Holocaust are also being grossly violated by the racist Zionists (RZs) running Apartheid Israel and their racist, genocidal US Alliance backers.
If the racist US Alliance continues to decree that 4 million Palestinians (50% children, 75% women and children) must remain subject to race-based, highly abusive imprisonment without charge or trial in the Gaza Concentration Camp and West Bank Bantustans then the UN should insist at the very least on an immediate, interim replacement of war criminal Israeli forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territory by forces from neutral, Civilized Countries (e.g. Costa Rica , Switzerland and Fiji) coupled with US, EU and UN guarantee of “total airport level security” and “national security” for the race-based state of Apartheid Israel behind the Internationally-recognized 1967 border.
These continuing Apartheid Israeli and US Alliance war crimes demand International Criminal Court prosecutions and intra-national prosecutions (e.g. in major Israeli military Rest & Recuperation destination countries, notably Australia, the US, the UK and India) plus international and intra-national Sanctions and Boycotts against Apartheid Israel and its racist US Alliance backers by all decent people around the world.
Dr Gideon Polya
29 Dwyer Street, Macleod, Melbourne, Victoria, 3085, Australia (telephone day & night: 03 9459 3649).
Credentials. Dr Gideon Polya published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003). He has recently published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contribution “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm ). He has just published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot/bengalfamine_programme.html ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for Peace and for Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ .