The 14 Words

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Israel and Collective Punishment

If a man commits a crime, should you punish his whole family, including his wife and kids, by destroying his house? Normal people would say “no.” But Jews aren’t normal people. They’re cruel. They’ve been practicing collective punishment by destroying Palestinian houses for decades, leaving women and children homeless. Also, note that these Palestinian men are only suspects. They have not been tried in a court of law [1].


[1] the Geneva Conventions – which Israel ratified in 1951 – prohibit collective punishment, and also prohibit using military force against civilians. Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention reads: “No persons may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited”

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