The answer might lie in the Carl Jung observation that “the healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.”
The inference to be drawn is that Israel, if not a sick society, is very much a sick state with a body politic poisoned by its ardour for child murder and civilian massacre.
Last Monday night some citizens of Drogheda for the second day in a row took to the town's Bridge of Peace for a vigil in solidarity with those being massacred hourly in Gaza by the Israeli military. I rushed in on the bus from Dublin to make it. It was organised by Sinn Fein who the vile Israeli ambassador to Ireland has since taken to lambasting. At various points in Israel's persecution of Gaza, the party has put people on the street in a bid to rally public opposition to what a friend today called IDF Battalion 101's murder mission. Each time it does I turn up. Political differences here matter little in the face of the Nazi-like onslaught bearing down on the innocent of Gaza. Bickering in the face of the blitzkrieg is a symptom of vanity, not sanity.
A certain image shudders to mind upon learning of Israeli air strikes that bury the civilians of Gaza under the debris of the buildings in which they either lived or sought shelter. The image is the ravine Babi Yar where the Nazi murder squads killed Jews and buried them much like the Palestinians are being buried. The Nazis, comparatively less cruel, killed their victims before covering them with soil. The Israelis don't always kill their victims immediately, opting to bury them alive in rubble where they die slowly and silently. Babi Yar is a site of genocide which helped spawn the phrase never again. Gaza too is a site of genocide which has rendered the phrase never again pretty much redundant, a mere myth contrived to allow the tormenter to continue tormenting.
Even as I write I am certain that Palestinian children lie huddled and terrified, their parents unable to console them or assuage their fears, as they await in dread the terror assault from the skies. Much like their fellow Jewish children when faced with a Luftwaffe assault, they can only hope or pray to the god of indifference. Often the Luftwaffe was challenged by other air forces and had, with some courage, to fight for air superiority. Not so with the Israeli air force. Even the world's biggest coward can fly safely in the skies above Gaza, in the certain knowledge that the children they intend murdering can offer no defence nor strike back
Meanwhile the Slaughter Squads continue to mass on the border. English observers familiar with notorious English child killers will hardly feign surprise if they were to hear on the news that amongst those assembling for invasion are the Hindley Brigade, the Brady Brigade, The Huntley Brigade, The Black Brigade and the Letby Brigade, all gagging for the child murder that awaits them.
It is sometimes said that the Israeli military is the child of the Nazi death camp. If so its line of descent is easier traced back to the quarter where the Kapos were housed.
One of the most common uses of the slur within the Jewish community comes from those on the right towards those they perceive as being too sympathetic towards the Palestinians.
The children of Kapos are murdering the children of Gaza.