Bad Comparison: Auschwitz and Gaza

Yes, there are fences and civilians in both pictures. The bottom picture is probably a border crossing. Israelis have been understandably paranoid about that border crossing since 2004.

Border crossings for pedestrians typically have fences (see the picture below, at a border crossing between the US and Mexico).

Scene: Traffic and pedestrians are pictured at the San Ysidro border crossing, the world's busiest

The difference is that Jews were put in Auschwitz to kill them.

I cannot prove that Israel is not trying to kill the Arabs in Gaza. However, I can offer a number of argument as to why, if Israel is committing genocide, it is doing an incredibly bad job of it.

  1. The population of Gaza is increasing. The graph ends in 2006, when the population was about 1.4 millions. However, the current estimate is about 1.8.
  2. Genocide usually does not include medical treatment, other than experimentation.
  3. Even Arab sources concur that Israel provides Gaza with electricity and water. It is to avoid a humanitarian crisis, but when you commit genocide you don’t worry about such niceties.

Proper disclosure: I lived in Israel until I left at the age of 24. I may be biased, but the facts I cite are still facts.

h/t Mark Olivares


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