ISRAEL’S BELIEFS SUMMARIZED: DO MASS MURDER OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS TO CONTROL PALESTINIANS IN ISRAEL’S IMPOSED APARTHEID GAZA PRISON + OVERWHELMING USE OF FORCE AND DESTRUCTION TO DOMINATE CIVILIANS INTO SUBMISSION.

ISRAEL’S BELIEFS SUMMARIZED: DO MASS MURDER OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS TO CONTROL PALESTINIANS IN ISRAEL’S IMPOSED APARTHEID GAZA PRISON + OVERWHELMING USE OF FORCE AND DESTRUCTION TO DOMINATE CIVILIANS INTO SUBMISSION.

ISRAEL = HERODOTUS USE OF EXTREME AND OVERWHELMING VIOLENCE

The role of graphic violence in Herodotus’ Histories is an alternative model for the role of violence influenced by his exposure to forensic torture.

“Otanes’ father Sisamnes had been put to death by Cambyses: he was one of the royal judges, and as a punishment for receiving a bribe and so diverting justice Cambyses had him flayed. His skin was peeled back and cut into strips, and these were stretched across the seat of a chair on which he sat in court.” Cambyses then appointed his son to be judge in his place, and told him not to forget what his chair was made of.

— Herodotus – Scenes of extreme and graphic violence litter Herodotus’ narrative of the Persian wars, gruesome deaths punctuated by a miscellany of the macabre.

ISRAEL = HERODOTUS USE OF EXTREME AND OVERWHELMING VIOLENCE

The Scythians feed a butchered child to Cyaxares, king of Media (1.73)
Xerxes mutilates Masistes’ wife, cutting off her breasts, nose, ears and lips (9.112)
Pheretima impales the men of Barca and sets their bodies upon the city walls, before cutting off the breasts of their wives and displaying these too (4.202)

HERODOTUS rising tide of blood and cruel tortures, savage executions and mutilation — sustained interest in the gruesome and the macabre = Graphic, explicit, vivid, extreme, and excessive VIOLENCE!

HERODOTUS in the 5th century BCE said Palaestina refers to their land as extending down all the coast from Phoenicia to Egypt.

Histories of Herodotus 500 BC, “The first known occurrence of the Greek word Palestine is the area of the Levant between Phoenicia and Egypt.” = Palestine Syria, or simply Palestine. Some of Herodotus’ references to Palestine are compatible with a narrow definition of the coastal strip of the Land of Israel. Herodotus visited Palestine in the fifth decade of the fifth century B.C. and defined the entire area between Phoenicia and Egypt—in other words, what is called Israel today. Herodotus traveled through the area had firsthand knowledge of the land and its people.

— Jacobson, David M. (February 1999). “Palestine and Israel”. In Weinstein, James M. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (The American Schools of Oriental Research) (313): 65–74. ISSN 0003-097X. JSTOR 1357617

Stathis Kalyvas’ theory of selective violence to induce civilian collaboration

http://jcr.sagepub.com/content/55/1/133

# 1 Selective violence by the stronger actor will be concentrated in areas where weaker actors exercise control

# 2 Relative level of selective violence used by weaker actors will be lower because of a reduced capacity to induce civilian collaboration

# 3 Selective violence perpetrated primarily by the strongest actor by Israel and two rival Palestinian factions from 2006 to 2008, are consistent with these predictions: Israel was more likely to use selective violence in areas largely controlled by Palestinian factions; zones of incomplete Israeli control were not prone to selective violence; and zones of mixed control witnessed moderate levels of selective violence, mainly by Israel.

Nonetheless, Palestinian weak violence remained consistent with Kalyvas’ predictions.

Israel’s indiscriminate murder of Civilians is to control the apartheid prisoners in Gaza. Stathis Kalyvas’s argument in “The Logic of Violence in Civil War” appears particularly well suited to analyze how desire for control shape violence in Gaza. Specifically, a high level of territorial control leads to exclusive or total civilian collaboration, eliminating the demand for denunciation to identify collaborators. Indiscriminate violence is used in areas completely under the control of rival actors = Palestinians.

ISRAEL’S BELIEFS SUMMARIZED: DO MASS MURDER OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS TO CONTROL PALESTINIANS IN ISRAEL’S IMPOSED APARTHEID GAZA PRISON + OVERWHELMING USE OF FORCE AND DESTRUCTION TO DOMINATE CIVILIANS INTO SUBMISSION.

 

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