5thElefant - Member
Yes, a minor skirmish with a few hundred deaths is exactly like gas chambers, ovens and industrialised murder.
The Germans were able to do what they did to Jews because there was a global war going on and essentially no one was watching.
Although the Nazis were extraordinarily secretive about what they were doing, they were also very much aware that, even if the horrible truth came out, no one could do anything about it. And of course they were fully convinced that they would win the war.
Even if the Israelis wanted to carry out the 'industrialised murder' of the Palestinians, they would be physically unable to do so.
The suggestion by many, of the similarities between what the Nazis did and what the Israelis are doing now, is not based by identical circumstances, it is based on a similar mindset.
That is, that the Palestinians are sub-human and there lives worthless. That the Palestinians have no rights and can be simply driven off their lands. That the Palestinians can be herded onto small areas of land and then those areas sealed off from the outside world etc. etc.
An example of this is, when challenged about the shelling of a UN school and the resulting death of young Palestinian children, the Israelis responded by claiming that Hamas was using the school to launch mortar attacks against their forces. Obviously they felt this completely justified their actions (quite apart from the fact that it was complete bollox)
The Israelis seemed genuinely confused when it was suggested that this was unacceptable. They didn't appear to understand the concept that the lives of Palestinian children are in fact precious, not worthless and to be conveniently discarded if necessary. Of course there can be no doubt that the Israelis would not even consider such action, if Hamas fighters were launching an attack from a school crammed with Israeli children.
Yes 5thElefant, the comparison is not with identical historical events, but with a similar attitude which suggest that one group of people are simply 'sub-human'. I would have thought that was obvious, no ?