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Israel Drops 70,000 tons of Explosives on Gaza

By Dr Marwan Asmar

Israel has dropped more than 70,000 tons of explosives on the Gaza Strip between 7 October and 24 April according to the Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor.


The 70,000 tons is trending on social media. One writes the “the carbon footprint and the scale of genocide are beyond any horror witnessed.”


Historical figures are revealing. The nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were about 15,000 tons of explosives.

What is revealing and devastating are the bombs dropped on the enclave are far higher than those dropped on Dresden, Hamburg and London during World War II, the Monitor pointed out.


One points out that the 70,000 tons that landed basically on all Gaza, from the north to the south and from the east to the west and the center of the enclave in the past eight months is roughly the equivalent to about 4.67 atomic bombs of the size dropped on Hiroshima.

The total number of bombs dropped by the German and the allies on each other was only 30,700 tons for the whole duration of WWII between 1939 and 1945.


This is whilst the Germans in London, fired 18,300 tons of explosives between 1940 and 1941. Historical records show the allies dropped 3,900 tons of TNT on the city of Dresden in German.

Another blogger suggests since Gaza, an area of 364 kilometers meters is “five times smaller than the size of London,” and “how can anybody not call this kind of bombing other than ethnic cleansing.”–

Dr Marwan Asmar is an Amman based journalist

6 June 2024

Source: countercurrents.org

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