Je vous suggère d’aller lire cet excellent billet de Royce Christian portant sur la fameuse affaire de la flottille de Gaza. Je suis entièrement d’accord avec lui sur le fond. Voilà l’analyse la plus raisonnable que j’ai lue sur ce sujet! Fuck l’État terroriste d’Israël! Fuck les mafieux terroristes du Hamas! Vive les Israéliens et les Palestiniens!
Voici les deux paragraphes les plus intéressants:
Looking at the larger picture, we begin to run into problems. For those looking to defend the actions of Israeli soldiers and the state, yes, the commandos were attacked by people on deck. Yes, logically, men armed with firearms, (even if they are pistols and the commandos were, supposedly, wearing asbestos gloves) are going to fire back if attacked, and they did. Yet, self defence rests upon shaky ground; not all of those protesters killed by Israeli fire would have been involved in the melee, and exactly, why did the soldiers keep shooting? If the claim is made that the Israeli commandos had a right to self-defence, then doesn’t that mean after the first bystander was shot that the protesters would have a right to self-defence also? There is no easy answer to this question as the situation was chaotic, but it is worth considering for those leaping to support of the Israeli state, particularly as the Israeli military was involved in an act of aggression at the time. Then there is the larger context of the blockade on Gaza and the history associated with the appropriation of land from Palestinians, settlements and settlers, use of white phosphorous (which I personally watched being used over Gaza on live webcam feeds), the demolitions of houses, infrastructure and entire neighbourhoods. This is not anti-Israel, this is a reflection of the facts.
Likewise, there is no great win either for those who are using this opportunity to hate on Israel. Those quick to collectively denounce every Israeli as part of the murdering war-machine forget one sobering point; the average Israeli is drafted into the armed forces at a young age. Refusing to put on a uniform and pick up a gun for the state results in imprisonment and pariah status as someone who ‘hates their country’. Military training, by design, reprograms people. It breaks down basic family structures and replaces them with those relationships formed with fellow soldiers in order to foster an atmosphere of loyalty and obedience to the group and the authority that controls it; the paternal authority of military higher-ups and the political elite. In short, it makes an individual identify with an abstract, non-existent entity that makes up the state. It’s a process that embodies at it’s very core, the most absurd and dehumanising influences a person may find themselves exposed to. So then, ask yourself, since this is mandatory for all Israeli’s, how much does this influence their attitudes and behaviours? How much fear and indoctrination occurs, daily, to ensure that young Israeli’s to behave a certain way — the right way?