Three little letters that have been used to justify great evil.
We hear it a lot these days,
Israel must take greater care not to kill civilians, but
Too many children are dying. but
Israel's response has been disproportionate, but
Well you get the idea. The problem is there are no buts in what Israel is doing to Gaza, they are on a murderous rampage against a mostly defenseless population of refugees. People who have been displaced by Israel in the first place
A people imprisoned in this tiny strip of land with no freedom of movement, people who suffer under a brutal occupation. Men, women and children forced to subsist under an illegal blockade that sees their oppressor control the number of calories it allows each person to consume lest it suffer the public relations nightmare of starving people.
The but sayers dance all around these issues fearing to utter the one word that needs saying...OCCUPATION.