The buildings and the people in them are burning while the soil, sea, air, and groundwater are being poisoned in Gaza.
Joshua Frank’s article, Making Gaza Unlivable ought to be read by everyone. Frank is the managing editor of CounterPunch. He describes the collapsing infrastructure and dire circumstances of Gaza in this January 12 story:
“Like the Allied forces of World War II, Israel is killing indiscriminately. Of the 29,000 air-to-surface munitions fired, 40% have been unguided bombs dropped on crowded residential areas. The U.N. estimates that, as of late December, 70% of all schools in Gaza, many of which served as shelters for Palestinians fleeing Israel’s onslaught, had been severely damaged. Hundreds of mosques and churches have also been struck and 70% of Gaza’s 36 hospitals have been hit and are no longer functioning. According to HRW, Israel is using a lack of food and drinking water as a tool of warfare.”
We’ll examine the deadly contamination that accompanies the Israeli onslaught, starting with Aljazeera’s coverage.