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The Night Won’t End: Biden’s War on Gaza

posted on: Jul 3, 2024

The destruction in Gaza as of December 6th, 2023. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

By: Arab America Contributing Writer / Mehdi El Merini

For most of us, the night typically means dinner with family, a movie, and preparing for bed. For those living—or more accurately, trying to live—in Gaza, the night signifies something entirely different: terror. “The night is long. The night is terrifying. The night means fear. The night means remembering Hind,” says the mother of Hind Rajab, a young girl who was shot dozens of times by the IDF in Gaza.

This documentary echoes the sentiments of many who endure the relentless bombing campaign in one of the most densely populated areas worldwide.

My mother, my brother, my sister, and my two children—they’re my only children and they’re gone...” This heart-wrenching account is just one of the many that highlight the horrors Gazans face under Israel’s brutal siege and bombing. Emily Tripp, Director of Airwars, emphasizes the severity, stating, “This is the conflict where we have counted more children killed in a single strike than we have in any other conflict… multiple times.”

The Night Won’t End: Biden’s War on Gaza,” a documentary by Al-Jazeera and Fault Lines, delves into these narratives, exposing the human toll and political intricacies of the ongoing crisis in Gaza. Through personal stories, interviews, and on-the-ground footage, it sheds light on the devastating impact of the conflict and the geopolitical forces at play.

The entire world watches, yet remains seemingly inert. On October 9, 2023, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant declared, “We are imposing a complete siege on Gaza. No electricity, no food, no water, no fuel. Everything is closed. We are fighting human animals and we are acting accordingly.” Since then, over 40,000 Gazans, including more than 15,000 children have been killed by Israeli bombing campaigns.

Israel’s War? Or Biden’s?

For many in Gaza, it feels as though it is America waging war on them, not just Israel. One Gazan voices this sentiment: “America, the U.S. military, they are all conspiring against us. America won’t stop the war. What did we do to America?” Despite these outcries, U.S. President Joe Biden has since vowed to keep supporting the current Israeli government and their relentless war on Hamas resistance to the occupation and besiegement of Gaza.

President Biden made the U.S. stance clear: “We want to say to the World and the terrorists everywhere, that the United States stands with Israel. We will not fail to have their back.” When asked about the chances of a Gaza ceasefire, his response on November 9, 2023, was stark: “None. No possibilities.”

Gaza aid worker praying for those still stuck under rubble. Photo source: Pexels

Gazans continue to be slaughtered by U.S.-made weapons, highlighting America’s proactive role in perpetuating almost daily massacres in the Gaza Strip since early October of 2023. “We have documented the use of U.S weapons in the obliteration of civilian families.

That was demonstrated by Amnesty International already in several October strikes, and we have again demonstrated that U.S.-made weapons were used against civilians in January in Rafah. There was no evidence of military targets, yet the U.S and others have continued to sell or transfer weapons to Israel.”, says a journalist for Earshot, an NGO dedicated to investigating potential violations of International law.

Despite Rafah being deemed a “safe zone” by the IDF, countless civilians were killed and injured by Israeli airstrikes, in stark contrast to the false narrative that only militants are being targeted.

“The Night Won’t End: Biden’s War on Gaza” compellingly documents the human cost of the ongoing conflict in Gaza. It provides a stark reminder of the devastation faced by civilians and the geopolitical dynamics that perpetuate the violence.

Presenting personal stories and expert analyses, the documentary underscores the urgent need for international attention and action. As the world watches, it becomes increasingly clear that the cries for peace and justice from Gaza cannot be ignored.

This film is a call to awareness and empathy, urging viewers to understand and advocate for those enduring unimaginable suffering.

View the documentary Here.

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