Truthout examines the biases of Western countries and media in their coverage and responses to Israeli and Palestinian deaths. The article explains how dehumanization of Palestinians ignores the long history of settler colonialism and systemic discrimination and serves to legitimize the United States’ increased military funding for Israel and for further attacks on Gazan civilians. Truthout quotes Phyllis Bennis’s op-ed in The Hill, in which she says plainly and succinctly, “There is no military solution here.”
Phyllis Bennis Quoted in Truthout: Israel Is Using Starvation as a Weapon of War Against Palestinians
A full-scale ground offensive on Gaza is imminent, even as Palestinians are already suffering collective punishment.
October 10, 2023