The Western World is saturated with false Zionist propaganda in support of genocidally racist, neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel, but horrendous mortality data reveal that after one month of the latest genocidal Gaza Massacre by Israel, and as averaged over the last 16 years for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Israel is equal worst in the World with crime-wracked Honduras for annual killing of children per million of population, and is worst in the World by far for killing journalists.
As outlined below, I have made these quantitative estimates by including data from the Gaza Massacre over the last month. One can only hope that Western journalists who surely (a) love children and (b) feel an obligation towards fellow journalists will find the courage to expose the horrendous, World-leading killing of Occupied Palestinian children and of journalists by out-of-control, neo-Nazi, genocidally racist, and serial war criminal Apartheid Israel.
(A). Neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel is equal worst in the World with crime-wracked Honduras for killing children.
On 15 June 2022 I wrote: “Apartheid Israel in its illegal and war criminal occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories is among world leaders in “children killed per year per million of total occupied territory population” with a value of 25.8 as compared to 75.7 (Honduras), 53.6 (Ituri Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo), 7.6 (the World), and 2.6 (Kashmir, India). However while the killing in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is being done by the occupying military forces of the neo-Nazi Apartheid State of Israel, that in Honduras is mostly being done by criminal gangs, and that in Ituri Province (Democratic Republic of the Congo) is mostly being done by criminal rebel gangs” .
However the Apartheid Israel-permitted Breakout of Occupied Palestinian fighters from the Gaza Concentration Camp on 7 October 2023 changed this horrifying statistic for the worse, as set out below.
The UK Guardian has reported that 859 Occupied Palestinian children were killed in the period 2008-September 2023. However it also reports that subsequent to the 7 October 2023 Breakout and as of 5 November 2023, 3,900 Gaza children have been killed and another 1,250 have been buried in bomb-blasted rubble and presumed killed, for a total of 5,150 child deaths .
One can then calculate “children killed per year per million of population” by Apartheid Israel in the Gaza Concentration Camp over the last 30 days = ( 5,150 deaths / 30 days) x (365.25 days/ year) / 2.3 million Gazans = 27,261 “children killed per year per million of total territory population” . This horrifying number of 27,261 is 3,587 times greater than for the World (7.6) and 360 times greater than for crime-wracked Honduras (75.7).
This awful number is set to increase because there are 50,000 pregnant women in the Gaza Concentration Camp, the killing is continuing at the same horrendous level, and neo-Nazi Apartheid has only permitted a trickle of life-sustaining aid into Gaza that from 7 October was subject to a war criminal Israeli siege involving a near-total ban on water, food, medicine, other medical requisites, electricity and fuel.
In order to be exquisitely “fair” to the child-killing Israelis one should estimate the average from 2008 onwards of “children killed per year per million of the total Occupied Palestinian Territory population”. Children killed in this period totalled 859 + 5,150 = 6,009, this giving “children killed per year per million of total Occupied Palestinian Territory population” = 6,009 Children killed / 16 years)/ (average population of 5.15 million) = 72.9, about the same as for world’s worst Honduras (75.7) but set to rise enormously in coming days, weeks. and months in the deadly absence of water, food, medicine, medical services, electricity and fuel. Indeed neo-Nazi Israeli forces have targeted 58 health care facilities in Gaza, with 132 medics dead, 25 ambulances destroyed, and 58 hospitals and 32 primary care centres forced out of service due to bombing and fuel shortage. 1 million Gazans are homeless .
Another way of seeing this carnage is as Gaza child deaths as reprisals for the killing of 35 Israeli children in the 7 October Breakout from the Gaza Concentration Camp. One can readily estimate from data provided by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that of the 1,400 Israeli dead, 84.2% ( 1,179) were 18-39 year old military regulars, conscripts and reservists, 15.8% (221 ) were under 18 and 40 and over, 13.3% (186) were 40 and over (most with military service for the illegal 56-year Occupation), and 2.5% (35) were children. Thus in the last month the neo-Nazi Israelis have killed 5,150/ 35 = 147 Gaza children killedfor every Israeli child killed on 7 October  .
However this deadly ratio is probably much higher because it is not clear how many of these 35 Israeli children – and indeed how many of the 1,400 Israelis killed – were actually killed by Israeli forces responding to the Breakout. Thus Jonathan Cook (eminent reporter on the Middle East and author of “Israel and the Clash of Civilisations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East” (Pluto Press) and “Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair” (Zed Books)): “Given Hamas’ situation, effectively managing the Israeli-controlled concentration camp of Gaza, it has limited resistance strategies available to it. Capturing Israeli soldiers maximises its leverage. They can be traded for the release of many of the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners held in jails inside Israel, in breach of international law. In addition, in the negotiations, Hamas usually hopes to win an easing of Israel’s 16-year siege of Gaza. To avert this scenario, Israeli commanders reportedly called in the attack helicopters on the military bases overwhelmed by Hamas on October 7. The helicopters appear to have fired indiscriminately, despite the risk posed to the Israeli soldiers in the base who were still alive. Israel’s was a scorched-earth policy to stop Hamas achieving its aims. That may, in part, explain the very large proportion of Israeli soldiers among the 1,300 killed that day” .
(B). Neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is worst in the World for annual killing of journalists per million of population.
On 6 June 2022 I wrote: “The World was shocked by the recent deliberate killing by an Israeli sniper of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. However over 50 journalists have been killed by Apartheid Israel in the last 2 decades. Careful analysis reveals that Apartheid Israel leads the World by far in terms of “average number of journalists killed per 10 million of population per year”. Self-respecting journalists world-wide must report this shocking fact… Apartheid Israel tops the ranking by “average number of journalists killed per 10 million of population per year” that yields the following order: Occupied Palestine, over 6.164; Syria, 4.733; Afghanistan, 2.563; Israel-Palestine, over 2.190; Somalia, 1.751; Yemen, 1.278; Iraq, 0.897; Mexico, 0.750; Colombia, 0.366; Philippines, 0.283; Pakistan, 0.152; World, 0.084; India, 0.027. On a per capita basis, the killing of journalists by Apartheid Israel in Occupied Palestine leads the World, and is 73.4 times greater than for the World as a whole. In contrast, India scores 3.1 times lower than the World. The present data shows that Apartheid Israel leads the World by far for killing journalists” .
I have updated the death toll of journalists killed by Apartheid Israel in the Occupied Palestinians Territories since 2001 as follows. The respected Irish Times reported (May 2022): “Israel has killed more than 50 Palestinian journalists since 2001, according to the Palestinian Journalism Syndicate, and Reporters Without Borders has recorded more than 144 journalists injured in just the last four years” . The number of journalists killed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories between 2001 and May 2022 averaged 50 deaths/ 21years = 2.4 per year. Accordingly the number of journalists killed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the 1.3 years between mid-May 2022 and October 2023 totals about 2.4 per year x 1.3 years = 3.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) (November 2023): “As of November 5, CPJ’s preliminary investigations showed at least 36 journalists and media workers were among an estimated 11,000 killed since the war began on October 7 – with more than 9,700 Palestinian deaths in Gaza and the West Bank, and 1,400 deaths in Israel” .
Thus the number of journalists killed in the Occupied Palestinians Territories in the circa 22 years from 2001 to 6 November 2023 = 50 (from 2001 to mid-2022) + 3 (from mid-2022 to 6 October 2023) + 36 (7 October 2023 – 5 November 2023) = 89/ 22 years = 4.05 deaths per year. The average Occupied Palestinian Territory population in this period was 4.4 million . Accordingly in the Occupied Palestinian Territory the “average annual number of journalist killed per 10 million of population” since 2001= 4.05 deaths per year /4.4 million of population = 0.92 deaths per million of population = 9.2 journalist deaths per 10 million of population or nearly 2 times greater than for the next worst entity, US Alliance-devastated Syria (4.7 journalist deaths per 10 million of population) .
Final comments and conclusions
As set out above, (A) as averaged over the last 16 years for the Occupied Palestinian Territory, neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel is equal worst in the World with crime-wracked Honduras for “annual killing of children per million of population” (72.9 ad 75.7, respectively) , and (B) as averaged over the last 22 years is worst in the World by far for “annual killing of journalists per 10 million of population” (9.2 or nearly 2 times greater than for the next worst entity, US Alliance-devastated Syria (4.7 journalist deaths per 10 million of population).
Yet Zionist-subverted, Zionist-perverted and US-beholden Western Mainstream journalists resolutely ignore these horrendous realities that have been reported before the present genocidal Gaza Massacre [1, 6] and are apparent from applying first year High School mathematics to the latest data from authoritative sources as carefully documented here.
One naively makes the assumptions that Western Mainstream journalists (a) like other human beings love children, and (b) have human and collegiate loyalty to fellow journalists and especially to their colleagues reporting in dangerous conflict zones. However with some notable exceptions (e.g. the UK Guardian) the Silence is Deafening. The Silence is not through Stupidity (you have to be smart to land a job at the New York Times or the Washington Post) and not through Ignorance (Mainstream media have huge internal information resources as well as ready access to Google, ChatGPT, and ethical, humane and truth-telling Alternative media such as Countercurrents). One concludes that the Silence is due to a combination of unspoken entrenched racism towards non-Europeans and despicable cowardice in self-censoring to please Zionist-subverted media owners.
“Killing children” is such a fundamentally awful crime that it is not even among the Ten Commandments that inform the major historicist Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
However one notes that in the hopefully fictional Old Testament of the Holy Bible the “God” of the genocidal Biblical Israelites repeatedly orders them to totally exterminate their enemies, sparing no men, women, children or even livestock . Indeed serial war criminal and mass murderer, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in declaring ”war” on the imprisoned Occupied Palestinians in the Gaza Concentration Camp recently echoed the Old Testament and the genocidal Nazis in stating “You must remember what Amalek has done to you, says our Holy Bible” . Brett Wilkins of Common Dreams: “Human rights defenders on Monday accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of an “explicit call to genocide” after he delivered a televised address calling Israel’s imminent invasion of Gaza a “holy mission” and invoked an ancient mythical foe whom the God of the Hebrew Bible commanded the Israelites to exterminate. Declaring the start of a “second stage” of Israel’s war on Gaza—which he described as a “holy mission”—Netanyahu said that “you must remember what Amalek has done to you, says our Holy Bible.” According to the Hebrew Bible, the nation of Amalek was an ancient archenemy of the Israelites whose extermination was commanded by God to Saul via the prophet Samuel” .
In stark contrast, the wonderful Palestinian humanitarian Jesus stated: “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea” . Likewise in the New Testament, Matthew 18.21-23: “21. Then Peter came to Him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times? 22. And Jesus said unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times, but until seventy times seven. 23. Therefore is the Kingdom of Heaven likened unto a certain king who would settle accounts with his servants” .
But sin one more time? Indeed a highly controversial and explicit 1964 Swedish movie called “491” was premised on the following: “It is written that 490 times you can sin and be forgiven. This motion picture is about the 491st” .
Neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel has sinned vastly more than 491 times and has so far killed about 5,150 Occupied Palestinian children in the Gaza Concentration Camp since 7 October 2023. The final death toll is likely to be unimaginably higher. This is an utterly unforgivable crime that is continuing day after day while the World looks on. On 27 October the UN General Assembly demanded an immediate Ceasefire via a Resolution supported by 120 decent and mostly non-European countries, but opposed by 59 countries that included a majority of European allies of pro-Apartheid America and hence of pro-Apartheid Israel . Apartheid is among the worst of crimes as set out in the UN International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.
In my own country, Australia, a nation with a shocking history of an ongoing, 235-year Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Aboriginal Ethnocide and blind support for UK, US and Apartheid Israeli settler-colonialism and imperialism, the US lackey Labor Government, the Coalition Opposition, and the Mainstream media overwhelmingly support neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel and pro-Apartheid America, this involving diplomatic support for Israel and military collaboration. The core human ethos is Kindness and Truth but this is rejected by pro-Apartheid Israel and hence pro-Apartheid Australia that has instead substituted support for genocidal racism and extraordinary, Orwellian Zionist lying and entrenched mendacity . I fervently hope that a majority of decent Australian are utterly revolted by the ongoing genocidal Gaza Massacre by neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel and will kick out the shamefully dirty Labor Government at the next election and consign both the racist Coalition and racist Labor to the sewer of history. One envisions a new Australian Government in 2025 composed of the decent Greens in coalition with socially progressive and pro-climate change action Independents.
There are 2 kinds of people in this world, those opposing the killing of innocents, and the others. Zionism is genocidal racism and Nazism without gas chambers but with 90 nuclear weapons, and one of the world’s biggest high technology militaries and arms industries. Free Palestine! All human rights for all Palestinians! End the Occupation! From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free! Ideally there must be a secular and democratic state in Palestine as in post-apartheid South Africa and involving peace, equal rights for all, reconciliation, economic justice for all, secular democracy, security, freedom of movement for all, and return of all refugees .
Decent people around the World must unite against neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel and its neo-Nazi pro-Apartheid supporters by (a) informing everyone they can, and (b) urging and applying Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and all people, politicians, parties, collectives, corporations and countries supporting this genocidally racist and neo-Nazi Apartheid rogue state.
. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel Among World Leaders For Killing Children”, Countercurrents, 15 June 2022: https://countercurrents.org/2022/06/apartheid-israel-among-world-leaders-for-killing-children/ .
. Emma Graham-Harrison and Jason Burke, “Gaza’s children face catastrophe as death toll nears 4,000, UN warns”, Guardian, 5 November 2023: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/05/gazas-children-face-catastrophe-as-death-toll-nears-4000-un-warns .
. Mohamed Majed, “Gaza’s death toll from Israeli assault climbs to 8,796”, AA, 1 November 2023: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/gaza-s-death-toll-from-israeli-assault-climbs-to-8-796/3040221 .
. Gideon Polya, “Horrendous Death Ratios, Child Deaths & Palestinian Genocide Demand Immediate Cessation Of Gaza Massacre”, 30 October 2023: https://countercurrents.org/2023/10/horrendous-death-ratios-child-deaths-palestinian-genocide-demand-immediate-cessation-of-gaza-massacre/ .
. Jonathan Cook, “What our Media fails to tell you about October 7”, Pearls & Irritations, 6 November 2023: https://johnmenadue.com/what-the-bbc-fails-to-tell-you-about-october-7/ .
.Gideon Polya, “Remember Shireen Abu Akleh: Apartheid Israel Leads The World For Killing Journalists”, Countercurrents, 6 June 2022: https://countercurrents.org/2022/06/remember-shireen-abu-akleh-apartheid-israel-leads-the-world-for-killing-journalists/ .
. Brendan Ciarán Browne, “Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh a fatal sign of Israel’s control. Pattern of Palestinian media bodies being attacked by Israeli policy is all too evident”, The Irish Times, 16 May 2022: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/killing-of-shireen-abu-akleh-a-fatal-sign-of-israel-s-control-1.4878879 .
. “Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war”, CPJ, 5 November 2023: https://cpj.org/2023/11/journalist-casualties-in-the-israel-gaza-conflict/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, 2nd edition, Korsgaard Publishing, 2021.
.”Zionist quotes re racism and Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/zionist-quotes .
. Brett Wilkins, “Netanyahu Accused of ‘Genocidal Intentions’ in Gaza After ‘Holy Mission’ Speech”, Common Dreams, 30 October 2023: https://www.commondreams.org/news/netanyahu-genocide .
. The New Testament of the Holy Bible, King James Version, Mark 9.42: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/kjv/kjv-idx?type=DIV2&byte=4562737 .
. The New Testament of the Holy Bible, King James Version, Matthew 18.21-23: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:21-23&version=KJ21 .
. “491”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/491_(film) .
. Gideon Polya, “59 Countries Invite Global Sanctions By Backing Apartheid Israel’s Genocidal Gaza Massacre”, Countercurrents, 3 November 2023: https://countercurrents.org/2023/11/59-countries-invite-global-sanctions-by-backing-apartheid-israels-genocidal-gaza-massacre/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Submission To National Anti-Corruption Commission: Australian Labor Government’s Lying For Apartheid Israel”, Countercurrents, 22 July 2023: https://countercurrents.org/2023/07/submission-to-national-anti-corruption-commission-australian-labor-governments-lying-for-apartheid-israel/ .
. “Secular, democratic, one state Palestine: https://sites.google.com/view/onestatepalestine/home .
Dr Gideon Polya taught science students at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia over 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, notably a huge pharmacological reference text “Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds”. He has also published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (2007, 2022) and “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (1998, 2008, 2023). He has recently published “US-imposed Post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide” (2020), and “Climate Crisis, Climate Genocide & Solutions” (2020), and contributed to Soren Korsgaard (editor) “The Most Dangerous Book Ever Published – Dangerous Deception Exposed!” (2020). For images of Gideon Polya’s huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ .