Although the process of genocide and ethnic cleansing targeting the Palestinians in Gaza strip Although it has captured the world’s attention for weeks, one of its dimensions has received little attention, as it passes without anyone noticing, which is our accustomation – and indeed the accustomation of all humanity – to a new international reality free of the humanitarian law that has governed armed conflicts since 1949. And then getting used to a jungle-like world in which only the rights of the strongest prevail and in which the worst atrocities are “allowed” to be committed against the weak.
With this introduction, Greek journalist and blogger Giorgos Mitralias opened his blog post on the French Media Part website, in which he said that this “accustomation” to inhumanity occurs in two ways, the first of which is keeping people daily for weeks and months in front of news and pictures of real genocide and ethnic cleansing in which thousands of Palestinian civilians are victims, from Without the “adults” in this world doing the slightest thing to stop the barbarism, if not encouraging and applauding it.
The second is to criminalize any manifestation of sympathy for the victims and any criticism of the executioners who openly admit to violating humanitarian law and its basic rules, as the Israeli army does by bombing hospitals, schools, churches, mosques and facilities. United nations And international organizations, by targeting civilians and killing doctors, journalists, and ambulance drivers, and by forcing residents to leave their homes, depriving them of the means of livelihood, such as water, food, and medicine, and destroying their infrastructure.
The result of this dangerous habit – according to the writer – must be a superior immunity to the poison of unlimited barbarism that divides people into “masters” and others who obey them, stripped of their humanity without protest, otherwise they are “terrorists.”
All of this with the help of global “McCarthyism” that not only criminalizes protest, but is accompanied by a “deviant” media campaign, as is evident in the current “Macronite” France, in reference to the current French President Emmanuel Macron, as a new “normal state” has been established in which some rights and freedoms are criminalized. Democracy, such as the right to freedom of expression, under the pretext of combating anti-Semitism, on the basis of which those who dare to condemn the continuing bombing of civilians in Gaza are arrested.
The writer concluded that what is most dangerous is getting used to the disappearance of humanitarian law and the collapse of moral values while watching the “final crushing” of the Palestinian people that Israel seeks, and its enjoyment of complete impunity, and even its boasting to everyone of its complete disregard for the moral imperative, and its public acknowledgment of the intention of genocide and war crimes. Which it commits, unlike those like it in history who hide their actions and try to erase the slightest trace of them.
However, what is more worrying – according to the author – is that Israel’s attack on October 7 last year (Al-Aqsa flood) A pretext for implementing the “great project” of extermination and final ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, will become a pretext for capitalist and obscurantist reaction all over the world against what remains of democratic freedoms and rights.