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Horrendous Palestinian/Israeli Death Ratios - World Must Stop Latest Israeli Gaza Massacre  

By Dr  Gideon Polya

12 July, 2014

The world must urgently put a stop to the latest war criminal Apartheid Israeli massacre of Occupied Palestinians in the Gaza Concentration Camp that has, so far,  killed over 100 Palestinians and wounded 700 as reprisals for Gaza rockets (zero Israeli deaths) and the murder of 3 Israeli teenagers who may well have been killed by Israeli state  terrorists in a “false flag” operation to justify a further Gaza Massacre and other Apartheid Israeli excesses..

On 12 June 2014, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and subsequently  murdered on the Apartheid Israel-occupied West Bank, their bodies being found on 30 June 2014. Apartheid Israeli forces in response killed 5 West Bank Palestinians, destroyed homes, violently suppressed demonstrations, and arrested about 500 West Bank Palestinians including the West Bank representatives of Hamas, the most popular Occupied Palestinian party that is conveniently labeled a “terrorist” organization by Apartheid Israel and it US, UK, EU and Apartheid Australia backers [1].  An East Jerusalem Palestinian was subsequently kidnapped by Jewish Israelis and burned alive, with his American cousin being bashed unconscious and imprisoned by Israeli state terrorists.

On 8 July 2014 Apartheid Israel launched Operation Protective Edge against Gaza, destroying scores of buildings, killing over 100 Occupied Palestinians  and wounding 700 Occupied Palestinians (as of 12 July 2014)  as reprisals for Gaza rocket attacks (that so far have killed nobody) and for the murder of the 3 Israeli teenagers [2].  It is not known whether the 3 Israeli teenagers were killed by Occupied Palestinians or by Israeli  terrorists e.g. as a “false flag” operation to justify civilian -targeting Apartheid Israeli war crimes on the West Bank and in what the Catholic Church, many other commentators  and indeed the Israelis themselves describe as the Gaza Concentration Camp [3].

Despite international outrage, Apartheid Israel has mobilized scores of thousands of reservists, dispatched heavy armour to the boundary of the Gaza Concentration Camp,  warned 100,000 immediately adjacent Gaza residents to leave their homes, and threatens a land invasion of the Gaza Concentration Camp in addition to the present land, sea and air bombardment that would generate casualties  at least as great as those caused by Apartheid Israel's war criminal 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead in which about 1,400 Occupied Palestinians were killed and about 6,000 were wounded in response to zero (0) Israeli deaths from homemade Gaza rockets in the previous 12 months [4].

One notes that the physical reality of the Gaza Concentration Camp - guarded on all sides, by air, land and sea by Apartheid Israeli or Fascist Egyptian forces – means that the only people in the former Mandated Palestine with an alibi for the murders of the 3 Israeli teenagers are the 1.8 million Occupied Palestinians highly  abusively imprisoned  in the Gaza Concentration Camp, yet it is precisely this group of people, half of them children, who are subject to collective punishment for this crime that may well have actually been carried out by Israeli state terrorists in a “false flag” operation akin to the evidently US Government- complicit and possibly Israeli-complicit 9-11 atrocity that green-lighted horrendous US Alliance violence across the Muslim world [5].

Indeed one notes that on 18 June 2014, less than 1 week after the disappearance of the 3 Israeli  teenagers, 2 weeks before the discovery of the bodies, and 3 weeks before the massive bombing of the Gaza Concentration Camp,   Apartheid Israeli PM and war criminal Netanyahu cancelled his trip to pro-war, pro-Zionist, US lackey, Apartheid Israel-supporting Apartheid Australia set for mid-July and the first such visit to Apartheid Australia by the PM of its sister Apartheid state, Apartheid Israel (noting  that Apartheid states are countries that both support and practise Apartheid such as Apartheid Israel and Apartheid Australia [6, 7]).  Netanyahu inexplicitly cited “recent developments” as his excuse for the cancellation [6].  

Now heads of state don't cancel  their important  international trips over several kidnappings or even several murders of ordinary citizens but it takes time to organize and execute mass murder.  Thus the annual murder rate in “intentional homicides per million of population per year” is 18 (Apartheid Israel ), 10 ( UK ), 11 ( Australia ), 16 ( Canada ), 48 (US) and 74 (Occupied Palestine) [8]. The population (2014) of these countries  in millions is 8.2 (Apartheid Israel ), 64.1 ( UK ), 23.6 ( Australia ), 35.4 ( Canada ), 318.4 (US) and 4.4 (Occupied Palestine) [9]. From this data one can calculate that  the number of intentional homicides per day is 18 homicides per million per year x 8.2 million people x 1 year per  365.25 days  = 0.4 murders per day for Apartheid Israel as compared to 1.8 (UK), 0.7 (Australia), 1.6 (Canada), 41.8 (US) and 0.9 (Occupied Palestine). When Netanyahu cancelled his trip to Apartheid Australia on account of “recent developments” the Apartheid Israeli state would not have known that the 3 kidnapped teenagers had been killed unless the Apartheid Israeli state had actually killed them.

Decent people around the world must do everything they can to stop this ongoing atrocity against the  Occupied Palestinians and bring the war criminal Apartheid Israeli perpetrators to justice – most notably by (1) informing everyone they can, (2) demanding  justice over these ongoing atrocities , and (3) by peaceful  Boycotts , Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel and all its racist supporters. However  exposure, justice and Boycotts , Divestment and Sanctions (BDS must be (1) evidence-based and (2) proportionate and relative. To that end I have succinctly summarized below (A) the past and present killing of Indigenous  Palestinians  by racist Zionists and Apartheid Israel and (B) compared Palestinian deaths/Israeli deaths “death ratios” with those of the gold-standard in barbarism, the German Nazis.

(A). 2 million Indigenous Palestinian deaths from racist Zionist (RZ) violence or imposed deprivation since 1936.


Apartheid Israel excludes Occupied Palestinians from all provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [10] but the  most fundamental human right of all is the Right to Life of born humans.  Some important statistics on  Apartheid Israeli killing of Indigenous Palestinians are listed below.

1. Middle East Monitor reports that “Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel 's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel 's occupation has now reached 6,000”   [11].

2. Whether a child dies from imposed deprivation or from bombs, bullets or bashing, the death is just as real, wrong and irreversible [12].  UNICEF reports that 3,000 Occupied Palestinian under-5 year old  infants die each year. For  impoverished Third World countries the number  total avoidable deaths from deprivation is 1.4 times the under-5 deaths [12]. Thus 1.4 x 3,000 = 4,200 Occupied Palestinians  die avoidably from deprivation each year. About half the Occupied Palestinian population are children.  The killing of 2,100 Occupied Palestinian children annually  through violently-imposed deprivation (avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation) is just as deadly and irreversible as the direct violent killing of 1,518 Palestinian children in the period 2,000-2013 or 1,518/14 = 108 violent deaths per year at the hands of the war-criminal Israeli invaders.

3.   Since 1936, the ongoing Palestinian Genocide has involved  about 2.0 million war- and occupation-related Palestinian deaths, 0.1 million Palestinians killed violently [13] , 1.9 million avoidable Palestinian deaths from  war- , occupation- and expulsion-imposed deprivation, and 7 million refugees.  Since about half of Palestinians are children this means that racist Zionists and Apartheid Israel has actively or passively murdered 1 million Palestinian children since 1936 [14].  Of 0.8 million Palestinian children highly-abusively  confined to the Apartheid Israeli- and Fascist Egyptian-guarded Gaza Concentration Camp for the "crime" of being Indigenous Palestinians, about 10% are stunted as a result of the blockade. In addition to the life-threatening abuses suffered by Occupied Palestinians, the most fundamental is deadly deprivation – thus the annually per capita income is a First World $31,537 for Apartheid Israel and a Third World $2,431 for the Occupied Palestinian Territories under the heel of genocidally racist Apartheid Israel [15]. First World-imposed deprivation kills 17 million people in the Developing  World (minus China) every year of which 4,200 are Occupied Palestinians [16] (noting that one should also consider in this the estimated 6 million Palestinians forbidden by democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel from even stepping foot their own country and the “lucky” 1.7 million Palestinian Israelis who live as Third Class citizens under  Nazi-style, race-based Apartheid laws [14].

4. it is estimated from UN data that about 0.3 million Occupied Palestinians  have died avoidably from deprivation since the Apartheid Israeli Occupation began in 1967 and Occupied Palestinian  under-5 infant deaths since 1967 have totalled about 0.2 million [14].

(B). Indigenous Palestinian/Israeli invader death ratios compared to the WW2 Indigenous/Nazi German invader death ratio.

 In 1944 German Nazi leader Adolph Hitler responded viciously to a partisan bombing of German soldiers in Italy by ordering reprisals of 10 civilians to be executed for every German soldiers killed by Indigenous partisans i.e.  an “Indigenous civilian executions”/”killed German invader”  “death ratio”  of 10. This order was carried out  in the Ardeatine Caves Massacre of 1944 in which 335 Italian  political prisoners and Jews were executed after 28 German soldiers were killed in a partisan bombing [17]. Disproportionate Apartheid Israeli reprisals listed above are compared below with Nazis reprisals in terms of “death ratio”.  

According to the  Israeli Foreign Ministry:”From 1920 to 1999, a total of 2,500 residents of Mandatory Palestine and, since 1948, the State of Israel fell victims to hostile enemy action; in most cases, terrorist attacks” [18]  and “ 1,245 people have been killed by Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000 ” [19] i.e. 3,745 Jews or Israelis were killed by “enemy action” since 1920.

1. Since 1936, 100,000 Palestinians have been violently killed by Jewish Zionists or Israelis [13], this giving a death ratio of 100,000/3,745 = 26.7 (3 times greater than Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

2. However, since 1936, 2 million Palestinians have been killed through violence or imposed deprivation by Jewish Zionist invaders  or Israelis [14], a death ratio of 2,000,000/3,745 = 534 (53 times greater than Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

3. Since 2000, 6,961 Palestinians have been killed violently by Israelis [20] as compared to 1,245 Israelis killed by Palestinians and others [19], this giving a death ratio of 6,961/1,245 = 5.6 (about 0.6 times Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

4. However, since 2000 about 6,961 Palestinians have been killed violently by Israelis [20] plus a further circa 4,200 avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation per year x 14 years = 58,800 avoidable deaths for a total of 66,000 Palestinian deaths from violence or imposed deprivation, this yielding a death ratio of 66,000/1,245 =  53.0 (about 5.3 times greater than Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

5. In the 2008-2009 Israeli Operation Cast Lead 1,416 Palestinians were killed to 13 Israelis [4], this giving a death ratio of 1,416/13 = 108.9 (about 11 times greater than Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

6. However the ostensible ”excuse” for  Apartheid Israel 's Operation Cast Lead was Gaza rocket firings. However zero (0) Israelis were killed by Gaza rockets in the 12 months preceding the Apartheid Israeli invasion, this giving a death ratio of  1,416/0 = infinity (infinitely greater than Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

7. In the current Israeli atrocity in 2014, the ostensible “excuses” for  Apartheid Israel's Operation Protective Edge were  Gaza rockets (0 deaths)  and the murdered teenagers (3 deaths, assuming the Israeli  terrorists were not responsible) [1, 2], this giving a death ratio of 106/3 = 35.3 (about 4 times greater than Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

8. However, if Israeli state terrorists killed the 3 Israeli teenagers for “false flag” reasons, then the current death ratio is 106/0 = infinity ((infinitely greater than Nazi dictator Hitler's advocated death ratio of 10).

The genocidally  racist Zionist war criminals  running Apartheid Israel  in several days of bombing and shelling have  killed over 100 and wounded 700  Occupied Palestinians in Gaza . They have already  exceeded the number of unarmed US sailors killed by the cowardly Israeli war criminals in the Israeli  attack on the unarmed USS Liberty in 1967 (34 killed, 171 wounded) [21] and the Sharpeville Massacre level of massacre by the UK-, US-, Apartheid Australia- and Apartheid Israel-backed, Nazi-style Apartheid South Africa minority regime (69 killed, 180 injured) [22].

Let us hope that international outrage will stop the merciless  mass murder by these  Apartheid Israeli latter-day Nazis. Decent people around the world must protest these latter day Zionist Nazis (Zionazis, Racist Zionists or RZs) who together with their supporters - notably the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist-perverted One Percenters in the Western Murdochracies , Lobbyocracies and Corporatocracies - should be sidelined from public life as have already been Nazis, neo-Nazis, Apartheiders and the KKK. Decent people must apply  Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against war criminal Apartheid Israel and its supporters until there is one-man-one-vote and full and equal rights for all in the former mandatory Palestine  [23]. The lead has been taken by numerous, eminent   anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish humanitarians around the world [23, 24, 25].


Nazi is as Nazi does. Apartheid Israel mostly vastly exceeds the Indigenous/Invader death ratio of 10 advocated by Nazi dictator Adolph Hitler and executed by German soldiers in WW2. Democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel also mirrors Nazi Germany in abolition of democracy and human rights (72% of the Indigenous Palestinian subjects of Apartheid Israel are forbidden to vote for the government  ruling all of the former Mandatory Palestine and have zero human rights under invader military rule [10]) .  While Nazi German concentration camps were guarded by soldiers with small arms, the Gaza Concentration Camp is policed by air force bombing and rocketing and naval and army shelling. Apartheid Israel mirrors Nazi Germany in having race-based laws, compulsory race-based ID, ethnic cleansing (genocide), invading other countries, devastating other countries, and ethnic cleansing of other countries. This Nazi-style rogue Apartheid state is based on genocidal racism, theft, ethnic cleansing and egregious mendacity – it is therefore appropriate that an anagram for “ISRAEL” is e-LIARS and that the acronym for the Neocon American and Zionist  Imperialists backing Apartheid Israel and the Palestinian Genocide is indeed NAZI.  

Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Decent people must stand up and be counted in their opposition to this latest Apartheid Israeli atrocity and bring it to a speedy conclusion. But merely voicing such opposition is not enough. Decent people must (1) inform everyone they can about the horrendous human rights abuses and war crimes of anti-Arab anti-Semitic, anti-Jewish anti-Semitic, Islamophobic,  nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, racist Zionist-run, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel in its ongoing Palestinian Genocide; (2) demand justice  through the International Criminal Court or in the face of Apartheid Israeli contempt  for International Law,  through an International Tribunal of the most eminent humanitarians;  and (3) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against not just Apartheid Israel but also where practicable  against all people, politicians, parties,   collectives, companies, corporations and countries complicit in Apartheid Israeli state terrorism in Palestine, the Middle East and indeed throughout the world.


[1]. “2014 kidnapping and killing of  Israeli teenagers”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_kidnapping_and_murder_of_Israeli_teenagers .

[2]. “Operation Protective Edge”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Protective_Edge .

[3]. “Gaza Concentration Camp”, Palestinian Genocide: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/gaza-concentration  .

[4]. “Gaza War”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_War .

[5]. “Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .

[6]. “Netanyahu cancels Australia visit over “recent developments””, Haaretz, 18 June 2014: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.599677 .

[7]. Gideon Polya, “Coalition-ruled Apartheid Australia backs Apartheid Israel & rejects descriptive “Occupied” for the Occupied Palestinian Territories ”,  Countercurrents, 11 June, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya110614.htm .

[8]. “List of countries  by intentional homicide rate”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate .

[9]. “List of countries by population”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population .

[10]. Gideon Polya, “Apartheid Israel excludes Occupied Palestinians from all provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”,  Countercurrents, 20 May, 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya200512.htm .

[11]. “One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the last 13 years”, Middle East Monitor, 4 June 2014: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/6185-one-palestinian-child-has-been-killed-by-israel-every-3-days-for-the-past-13-years .

[12]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes a history of every country since Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web: :  http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  .

[13]. “Palestinian casualties of war”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_casualties_of_war .

[14]. “Palestinian Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .

[15].  “List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28nominal%29_per_capita .

[16].   Gideon Polya, “4 % annual Global Wealth Tax to stop the 17 Million deaths annually”,  Countercurrents, 27 June, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya270614.htm .

[17]. “Ardeatine Massacre”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardeatine_massacre .

[18]. Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Terrorism deaths in Israel – 1920-1999” : http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFA-Archive/2000/Pages/Terrorism%20deaths%20in%20Israel%20-%201920-1999.aspx .

[19]. Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs,, “Victims of Palestinian violence and  terrorism since September 2000”: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/foreignpolicy/terrorism/palestinian/pages/

[20]. “Israelis and Palestinians killed in the current violence”, If Americans Knew (2014): http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stat/deaths.html#source .

[21].  “USS Liberty incident”,Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident .

[22]. “Sharpeville Massacre, Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpeville_massacre .

[23]. “Boycott Apartheid Israel ”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottapartheidisrael/  .

[24]. "Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/jewsagainstracistzionism/ .

[25]. "Non-Jews Against Racist Zionism": https://sites.google.com/site/nonjewsagainstracistzionism/ .

Dr Gideon Polya has been teaching science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm ) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .



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