An Infinite Distance

The Scourging of Gaza: Diary of a Genocidal War

Israeli airstrikes adjacent to Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza.

“I say that between colonization and civilization, there is an infinite distance.”

The norms of Israel’s abnormal war–waged primarily against a defenseless population–have been established. Every living thing is a fair target, even the Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza. From now on each atrocity will have to be even more grotesque to capture any attention from the press and Western politicians. And the way things are going, they probably will.

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Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His most recent book is An Orgy of Thieves: Neoliberalism and Its Discontents (with Alexander Cockburn). He can be reached at: or on Twitter @JeffreyStClair3

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