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If using white phosphorous in a crowded urban area is not a war crime, then nothing is.

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How can one put into words the feelings you get when you see videos of white phosphorous bombs exploding above a crowded city? White phosphorous burns people to death in a most horrible way. If it gets on you it burns deeply into your body. But that is preferable to inhaling it, in which case it burns you up from the inside out.

You can see doctors with white phosphorous burn victims here.

You can see video of white phosphorous bombs expoding over the urban skyline here.

If using white phosphorous in a crowded urban area is not a war crime, then nothing is.

If the Israeli leadership was doing that in the Balkans instead of Gaza, they would surely wind up on trial the The Hague.

Really I cannot my express my horror and anger at such a thing. Fortunately, I can instead refer to the statement just made by Sir Gerald Kaufman, a senior British MP who was brought up as an orthodox Jew and Zionist.

My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town .. a German soldier shot her dead in her bed. My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.

The spokeswoman for the Israeli army, Major Leibovich, was asked about the Israeli killing of, at that time, 800 Palestinians. The total is now 1,000. She replied instantly that '500 of them were militants'. That was the reply of a Nazi. I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.

The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploit the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.

It is time for our Government to make clear to the Israeli government that its conduct and policies are unacceptable and to impose a total arms ban on Israel.

It is time for peace - but real peace, not the solution by conquest which is Israel's real goal but which is impossible for them to achieve.

I find his comparison to the Warsaw ghetto to be politically courageous and directly to the point, and extend my thanks to Sir Kaufman for making it so eloquently.

Since his speech, his Wikipedia page has been repeatedly vandalized. The current headline on the page reads:

The Right Honourable Sir Gerald Kaufman IS A NAZI BASTERD.

Prior to that the headline read:

The Right Honourable Sir Gerald Kaufman WAS A JEW NOW NO WAY CAN U BE CLASSED AS 1 U R DISGUSTING !! NAZI