In fact, it matters little what you call it, so long as it is recognized that what Israel intends and is working toward is the erasure of the Palestinian people from the Palestine landscape. Israel most likely does not care about how systematic its efforts at erasure are, or how rapidly they proceed, and in these ways it differs from the Nazis. There are no gas chambers; there is no overriding urgency. Gas chambers are not needed. A round of rockets on a residential housing complex in the middle of the night here, a few million cluster bomblets or phosphorous weapons there can, given time, easily meet the UN definition (of ethnic cleansing) above.
There is no single fixed method for murder and not even for genocide. The author Y. L. Peretz wrote about "the righteous cat" that does not spill blood, but only suffocates. The government of Israel, using the military and its instruments of destruction, is not only spilling blood, but it is also suffocating. ... Of course, with our self-righteousness, with our self-adoration in our "Jewish ethics" we make sure to advertise how beautifully the doctors take care of Palestinian victims in the hospitals. We do not advertise how many of those are executed in cold blood in their own homes or how we destroyed their own hospitals. Therefore, it is not yet genocide of the terrible and unique style of which we were past victims. And as one of the smart Generals told me, we do not have crematoria and gas chambers. Is anything less than that consistent with Jewish ethics? Did he ever hear how an entire people said that it did not know what was done in its name?
Three years ago, Israel was shaken to its core for about twenty minutes, after proud Jewish pogromchiks did precisely the same thing, at the same place, except the time was the eve of Holocaust Day. In both cases, the gangs were organized in closed forums ~ the police thought they were organized by text message last time; the report says a Facebook group was the communication channel this time around ~ and in both cases, the police failed to grab the list and identify the organizers.
"The main difference between Bosnia and Palestine is that ethnic cleansing in the former took place in the form of dramatic massacres and slaughters which caught the world's attention, whereas in Palestine what is taking place is a drop-by-drop tactic in which one or two houses are demolished daily, a few acres are taken here and there every day, a few people are forced to leave" ~ Edward Said
Beginning with never-ending investigations; making it clear to hoodlums who hesitate to take part that they have nothing to fear; going along with the rabbis, who the police avoid, who provide the ideological framework for these crimes; and sealing the deal with the fact that those rabbis are government employees and their yeshivas are publicly funded. In fact, Israel, in fact, funds “price tag” activities.