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The misconception of genocide

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The United States does not have evidence that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza as it carries out its war against Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

No genocide has been committed. There is a war during which civilians are being killed © Mena Today 

The United States does not have evidence that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza as it carries out its war against Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

"We don't have evidence of that," Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel killed 1,200 people, according to Israeli tallies. Israel's subsequent military assault on Hamas-governed Gaza has displaced nearly all its 2.3 million population and led to genocide allegations that Israel denies. 

Indeed, no genocide has been committed. There is a war during which civilians are being killed.

There is no intentional strategy to kill the civilian population. The objective is to eliminate terrorist groups that hide among the population, a significant portion of which supports them.

In the same vein, international organizations and media claim that a famine situation has arisen in the Gaza strip.

This is false. Admittedly, there are difficulties in supplying food aid, but no famine has been observed.

In this case, it is an asymmetric war between a regular army and terrorist organizations.

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Mena Today 

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