DE ROOIJ, Paul. Dutch mathematician and economist: "When the scale, intent and period are taken into account, then one can only conclude that Israel's policy is genocidal"

Paul de Rooij is a Dutch mathematicians, economist and writer based in London, UK. A committed activist for the Palestinians since the First Intifada, he has written  extensively for “alternative” media `including Z magazine, Agenda, Counterpunch, Arab Media Internet Network, Miftah and various media research journals (see: http://cosmos.ucc.ie/cs1064/jabowen/IPSC/php/authors.php?auid=227 ).

 

Paul de Rooij on Palestinian Genocide (2004): “Is it Genocide? It is evident that Israel under Ariel Sharon is pursuing relentless campaign that aims to drive the Palestinians off the land and dispossess an ever-greater number of people. The construction of the wall is proof that this policy is being implemented. Driving armored Caterpillar bulldozers through refugee camps obviously entails a casualty toll. Similarly, the usually violent suppression of the demonstrations against this policy conjures its own grim statistics. From the graphs we detect a pattern: the repression is systematic and gradually increases the severity of its methods – this is especially apparent after July 2003. In Ariel Sharon's calculus, and with American blessing, the dispossession and repression of the Palestinians can continue as long as it is performed gradually with a slowly increasing rate. So, mass abuses are occurring in the occupied territories today; these are chronic, and indeed systematic. When the scale, intent and period are taken into account, then one can only conclude that Israel's policy is genocidal.” [1, 2].

[1]. Paul de Rooij, “Palestinian misery in perspective”, The Blanket, 3 June 2004: http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu:81/miseryinpdr.html .

 

[2]. Paul de Rooij, “Palestinian misery in perspective” republished as Chapter 10 in  “The Plight of the Palestinians. A long history of destruction”, edited by Willam Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html .

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