What happened in Israel on October 7, 2023 was an inexcusable terror attack, as is the current hostage situation. What is currently happening in Gaza is a humanitarian crisis, or rather, a continuation/escalation of a humanitarian crisis.
Both things can be true.
The numbers I share in today’s blog post were pulled from UNRWA situation reports.
How big is the Gaza Strip.
How many internally displaced persons?
What is the population density of the Gaza Strip?
How many people have died in Gaza and Israel since October 7?
The people of Gaza were in bad shape before all of this.
How many UNRWA staff members have been killed in the last couple of weeks?
Just so we are clear.
I am for the most part a pacifist.
The Hamas attack on October 7 was horrendous.
But I don’t see how Israel’s actions, supported by the U.S. government and U.S. tax dollars, will improve anything. I don’t see how any of this doesn’t just lead to more death, destruction, and increased poverty. I don’t see how any of this makes anyone safer, anywhere.