Many Jews, (and many ‘born-again’ Christian supporters of Israel) justify the occupation of Palestine by claiming that the Jews are the Chosen People : chosen, that is, by God. This, of course, makes their ”God” a racist.
But not only a racist : a vicious, vindictive, merciless and cruel racist ; their holy Book, the ”Word of God” not only permits, but encourages inhumanity….
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.” (I Samuel 15:2-3)
“Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.” (Isaiah 13:15-16)
The second of these verses from the ”Holy” Bible might be applied to Gaza today, but in fact refers to the genocide of the people of Babylon. Fortunately not everyone in Babylon (modern Iraq) fell by the sword of Israel at that time, and had their children dashed to pieces, or their wives raped… (just another example of chronological errors in the Bible !)…but it beggars belief that some people to this day believe in the Bible as inspired by ”God’, or as somehow morally uplifting. If we believe these verses to be inspired by God, then the killing of children and the raping of wives is encouraged by the ”LORD”…..
And this ”Word of God”, when all is said and done, is the ONLY justification Israel has for its occupation of Palestine today.