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Gaza, Egypt and Syria: a Common Thread of Genocide, War Crimes, and Wars Against Humanity

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Gaza: Indiscriminate Israeli War Crimes against Civilians

From July 7 to August 12, 2014

Number of Gazans killed by Israel: 1,943 (with 80 percent  civilian casualties including 437 children and 243 women)

Number of Gazans wounded by Israel: 9,886

Number of Houses Destroyed: 5,622; Damaged: at least 36,700

Number of Mosques Destroyed: 64; Damaged: 152

Number of Churches Damaged: 2

Number of Schools or Educational Facilities Destroyed or Damaged: 189

Number of Hospitals or Medical Facilities Destroyed or Damaged: 24

Number of Structures Destroyed including the only Electric Power Plant: More than 1500

 

Egypt: A Brutal Military Coup To Halt Democracy and Silence Political Dissent

Number of people killed by the coup regime from July 3, 2013 to January 31, 2014: at least 3248 (including 299 students with 289 males and 10 females (table 5 at the bottom); at least 80 died while in custody)

Number of people injured by the coup regime from July 3, 2013 to February 28, 2014: 18,535 (including at least 1400 students)

Number of people arrested by the coup regime from July 3, 2013 to May 31, 2014: 41,163 (By April 2014 only 9,220 have been tried with about 1,260 receiving death sentences in mass trials)

 

Syria: a Bloody Civil War Fueled by Sectarianism and Foreign Interference

Number of people killed in the Syrian civil war between March 2011 and August 2014: 102,082 to 171,509 (between 9,100 to 11,400 are children; and between 5,800 to 7,100 are women)

Number of detainees in the Syrian Civil War: as much as 53,700 (between 617 and 847 died under torture)

Number of Syrian Refugees and Displaced Persons according to the UN by end of July 2014: 2,951,423 (three fourths of which are women and children)

American Military Aid to Israel: Aiding and Abetting Israeli War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Israel GDP per capita: $38,700 (more than Japan)

Gaza GDP per capita: less than $2,000 (164 in the world; less than half of West Bank)

Annual U.S. military aid to Israel: $3.6 Billion ($3.1B in direct military aid and $504 million in subsidies to Israeli military industries)

Daily U.S. military aid to Israel: $10 million

All Time Aid US Aid to Israel: $125 Billion ($160B when adjusted to inflation)

Amount of weapons and munitions US sent to Israel since its 2012 war on Gaza:  $276 million not including exports of military transport equipment and high technologies

Amount of stockpile of ammunition the US military stores in Israel for that country’s use (called War Reserve Stockpile Ammunition-Israel): $1 Billion

Amount of rocket launchers, guided missiles, bombs, grenades and munitions of war US sent to Israel between January and May 2014: $37 million

Congressional Vote to give Israel $225 million in emergency military aid in early August 2014:  House of Representatives: 395 to 8; Senate: 100 to 0.

The eight courageous dissenters in the House (four Democrats and four Republicans) are: Keith Ellison (D-MN), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jim Moran (D-VA), Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Justin Amash (R-MI), Walter Jones (R-NC), Tom Massie (R-KY), and Mark Sanford (R-SC).

Esam Al-Amin is the author of The Arab Awakening Unveiled: Understanding Transformations and Revolutions in the Middle East. He can be contacted at alamin1919@gmail.com.

 

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