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War between Israel & Palestine is immoral & genocidal- Skelton-Cline

- calls out US as being ‘duplicitous’ for making funds available yet calling for peace
Local Clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called out the war between Israel and Hamas-led Palestine groups taking place in the Middle East as one that is tragic, unethical and genocidal. Photo: VINO/File
Local Clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called out the war between Israel and Hamas-led Palestine groups taking place in the Middle East as one that is tragic, unethical and genocidal. Photo: VINO/File
Local Clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called out the war between Israel and Hamas-led Palestine groups taking place in the Middle East as one that is tragic, unethical and genocidal. Photo: VINO/File
Biden speaks to Netanyahu amid cease-fire talks and evacuation of Rafah. Photo: Internet Source
Biden speaks to Netanyahu amid cease-fire talks and evacuation of Rafah. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Local Clergyman Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called out the war between Israel and Hamas-led Palestine groups taking place in the Middle East as one that is tragic, unethical and genocidal.

Skelton-Cline was at the time speaking on the May 7, 2024, edition of his ‘Eye on the Future of the Nation’ Show on ZBVI 780am.

According to Skelton-Cline “International groups have called it and one must concur… it's it genocidal, the behavior of the official [Benjamin] Netanyahu and what has happened… with Hamas who been categorized as a terrorist group, but in the eyes of the Arab world they are part of the Freedom Fighters movement.”

He added, “We are afraid and commercial news agencies are afraid and don't know how to talk truthfully be about the Israeli/Palestinian situation.”

He said in terms of the news, persons don't get a clear picture in Western news outlets like MSNBC, FOX, CNN, as to what is happening, “remember, Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress were are considered terrorists as well. Nelson Mandela was still on the terrorist list while he was President of South Africa,” he added.

All life is sacred - Slenton-Cline

He said for the persons in Gaza, their life is just as sacred and important as those in the State of Israel, “And the United States of America, this is why they are losing their footing and people's trusting them. You are wholeheartedly helping to fund in the billions of dollars, Israeli military to exact this kind of violence against the people,” 

Mr Skelton-Cline described the US as being duplicitous where on one hand, they make funds and arms available, yet on the other call for peace in the region. 

“There is that duplicity, that hypocrisy… there’s persons on the international level who were saying that these guys Netanyahu and Joe R. Biden needs to be war criminals,” he added. 

Armed conflict between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militant groups has been taking place on the Gaza Strip since October, 7 2023.

Israel invaded northern Gaza after attack, taking over territory and pushing south as it took over Hamas strongholds.

29 Responses to “War between Israel & Palestine is immoral & genocidal- Skelton-Cline”

  • Pure blood II (11/05/2024, 18:45) Like (5) Dislike (18) Reply
    Real talk CSC
  • what (11/05/2024, 19:37) Like (21) Dislike (13) Reply
    Maybe you would feel different if your wife or grandchild was butchered , raped ,or cooked in an oven. Remember what started this latest conflict . And remember too that Hamas was ELECTED by the Palistians.
    • Scholar (13/05/2024, 11:54) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      learn how to spell before speaking on political issues. it diminishes your credibility.
    • not so (14/05/2024, 15:45) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      This was not started on Oct 7th. Hamas did not just wake up and attack the peace loving state of Israel. Israel has been killing Palestinians at will for decades now.
    • Madussa (15/05/2024, 22:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Slavery in the United States was the biggest Holocaust, far outweighing the deaths of Jews in Germany. Don't even think we don't know how it feels, because we are still feeling the effects today. Do you think only your people suffered in this world of atrocities? Wake the hell up! Our people were raped, tortured, butchered, hung from trees, burned alive etc., so don't come on here thinking we Black people don't have feelings and don't know the horrors of wars.
  • @ CSC (11/05/2024, 20:22) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
  • resident (11/05/2024, 20:50) Like (24) Dislike (6) Reply
    Did CSC not watch the news, the war started after a brutal 9/11-style attack by terrorists on 10/7, and they still hold people hostage, there would be peace if Hamass surrendered
    • Citizen (12/05/2024, 13:00) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
      BB and Israel’s intelligence allowed Oct 7 to happen so that they can claim to have the moral right to commit genocide in Palestine. It took Israel over an hour to respond to this attack. This whole thing was allowed to finally wipe out Gaza. Half of those horror stories were made up by Israel and then promoted by the media to make it look like the worst revenge is necessary. Do not be fooled, those people living in the state of Israel are not Gods chosen. They chose themselves. Revelation 2:9 - “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” The behavior and arrogance to kill those innocent women and children proves they are not of God but indeed led by Satan.
    • Really (14/05/2024, 15:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Did you not watch the news before Oct 7th and see the number of Palestinians killed and their houses bulldozed. Just imagine you have to get a pass to leave or renter the BvVI, or have to get permission to go from town to East End.
  • ... (11/05/2024, 22:16) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    Tthey say taxes are going to schools & help kids and we are a big bad tax haven... yet the taxes its going to buy weapons and kill kids half way around the world.

    Whether you want it to or not that is your tax money at work. We support this by making sure other countries get their tax info.
  • Jones (12/05/2024, 04:39) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    CSC is hardly a man of morals.

    Though it may appear to most of us that this is a genocide, there has been no court ruling to confirm that this is. The case that the South Africans took to the court was not declared as genocidal. Most people seem to have understood what was actually said, especially as they haven’t read it
    • Kingdom of Britain. (12/05/2024, 07:42) Like (6) Dislike (38) Reply
      The Britain Monarch, the dispute court in the early 18th and 29th hundreds Court bias and wrongful decision is causing all these conflicts today.. They not only unfairly give Palestine land to Israel, they also gave Venezuela land to Guyana,, Both Israel and Guyana were under the monarch kingdom rule...As the truth comes out and people see the blatant bias and robbery of land, they are rebelling and fighting to take back what is rightfully their's...
      • Jones (12/05/2024, 10:14) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
        I think you will find that at the heart of most conflicts is religion. Not saying Britain hasn’t also played its role.
    • Hear this. (14/05/2024, 16:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Lots of innocent people are convicted in courts and lots of criminals walk free. You do not need court to tell you this is genocide. The amount of places they bombed and flattened because Hamas is there, then there should be no more Hamas by now.
  • Rubber Duck (12/05/2024, 08:32) Like (24) Dislike (12) Reply
    I with the Jews all the way
  • so stupid (12/05/2024, 09:37) Like (5) Dislike (27) Reply
    While thousands of women children and elderly are being massacred we are not supposed to post anything antisemitic because anything these monsters do is righteous.
  • UK (12/05/2024, 09:46) Like (35) Dislike (7) Reply
    Everyone condemning Israel for their actions, but no one seems to do the same for Hamas, who initiated this war by sending all these rockets into Israel and kidnaping these Israelites, didn't they expect Israel to retaliate, they knew that this was coming. ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO RESPOND WITH BRUT FORCE.
    • Grandpa (12/05/2024, 12:28) Like (8) Dislike (39) Reply
      So stupid
      Your comment is untrue, Hamas has been condemned, but what bibi and his gang is doing is also very wrong.
      Are palistians not human as well.
      Wrong is wrong and Right is right, regardless of whom you are.
    • Maroons (14/05/2024, 17:08) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      When the slaves rebelled and kill a few slaves, the whites reacted and killed many slaves and burn down their little tatch houses. Now we call the Maroons heroes for revolting against slavery. Is there a difference here. The ANC led the revolt against apartide and is now a key part of the governing of South Africa. But Hamas are savages and terrorists that must be slaughtered along with all Palestinians. We are all lucky the Maroons and Mr Hodge were terrorists.
  • ... (12/05/2024, 10:26) Like (5) Dislike (34) Reply

    So %$£&* dumb. Dropping bombs in civilian areas, where they told the people to shelter!! is actually terrorist acts. To kill 35,000 mostly innocent people including men women & children because of an invasion that Israel knew would happen in advance & did not stop with all their spies & technology is not right. They have no right to do that.

    When the halocaust came about Hitler justified it by saying a few jews were ruining German society and he sent not the few but the many to slaughter. Why do they repeat their own atrocity on other people. It would be as us putting a race into slavery.

    I dont understand how they justify this, there are Israeli protesters, but I understand why the UK & US would justify it because they support it with both history of slavery & genocide world wide for the UK.

  • @UK (12/05/2024, 10:30) Like (2) Dislike (44) Reply
    No one said murder is right but do you forget Isreal has been stopping the democratic aspirations of Palestine, killing palestinian civilians over many years and generally just fueling the hate that led to October 7th massacre. We had slave rebellions back in the day and it was not right the killing but it was fueled by the cruel master's treatment of the slaves!! Two wrong dont make a right.
  • complicit VI? Silence is a choice (12/05/2024, 10:44) Like (9) Dislike (34) Reply
    "While thousands of women children and elderly are being massacred we are not supposed to post anything antisemitic because anything these monsters do is righteous."

    Right. Killing of innocents and starving a people to death is not antisemitic to point out how absurdly evil & terroristic that is.

    Our ancestors went through the same bull crap, where we had to watch what was said against the white man even if he was evil rapacious & genocidal to the native Americans & African slaves they made profit on. They went through too much crap for US with freedom to watch what we say again in fear of the WHITE want-to-be master countries. If you call yourself Chrisitan stand for what is right, not what is popular.

    Remember who killed Jesus because it was popular & saved a theif instead.
  • Big Richard (12/05/2024, 11:22) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Speaking of immoral. CSC you’re at top of the list
  • Hmm (12/05/2024, 13:25) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    For those who don't know, Israel didn't take Palestinian land, the piece of land was under the rulership of Egypt, when the war between Israel and Egypt happen the agreement for the piece of land that Israel had in that part was made.
  • Same Thing Happening Under Our Nose (12/05/2024, 13:30) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
    The exact same scenario that is playing out in Palestine is happening in Haiti with our consent and participation via CARICOM but I guess we will only come to realize long after the deal is done. Too bad we are so duh slow. Why is it necessary for all the hand picked members of the transitional council to sign on to the US Imperial Agenda of invading Haiti and establishing a military base there which is nothing more than a well orchestrated ploy to steal their Iridium Gold Oil and other resources while ensuring that the people remain in perpetual poverty. The same scenario is playing out in Gaza with the new US Port and the newly constructed Israeli road that splits Gaza. It is all about the off shore oil reserves. Criminal capitalists masquerading as victims at the expense of the innocent on both sides. Problem Reaction Solution....The Hegelian Dialectic....the best game in town.
  • @ ••• (12/05/2024, 14:06) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    you just love to stir up conflict , and any excuse you can find to use as foundation you will use it / mow the HAMAS , is using the Palestinians as a SHIELD to launch their rockets at the ISRAELIES , so do you think that the ISRAELIES are just going to sit back and catch the
    POCKETS ❓️ ■ we have our own xenophobia war going on here for years , we getting to be a narcotics country , guns / drugs / cold blooded execution style murders ~ and corruption like peas , how come you are not hollering out on any of those ❓️ WE KNOW SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY WRONG WITH YOUR EGO , IS SOMETHING þWRONG WITH YOUR SIGHT TOO ❓️ ????
  • Stealth (13/05/2024, 18:50) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
    Was the UK in Palestine? Yes. So there is no doubt that there is an ongoing problem. The UK is the driver of the problem in Palestine. Former UK PM Arthur Balfour while serving as Foreign Minister drafted what is known as the Balfour Declaration in November 1917. The Declaration was forwarded to Lord Rothschild, a British Jewish Community leader. The intent of the Declaration was to displaced the Palestinians of out Palestine and created a Jewish homeland, ie, the state of Israel. Further, this Declaration was the driver of ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1947. The Palestinians were pushed out of a large portion of Palestine, and have been losing land ever since, ie, settlements, etc. Further, Israel enjoy the full support of the US and other western countries which provide it with military aid and weapons, economic aid, etc.,Furthermore, Israel control the human rights of Palestinians, freedoms, rights, privileges, etc. Additionally, Israel controls the supply of fuel, water, electricity, food, medicine, etc; travel, fishing rights, air services., etc. The Palestinians have been suppressed for decades, yearning for self-determination similar to what Israelis enjoy. Deprived of freedom and hope, and frustrated they penetrated the Israeli defense on October 07, 2023, attacking and killing over 1,300 Israeli, taking taking hundreds captive. We may not approve of the attack and slaughter, but a people deprive of hope, abused, seeing no way out, etc will respond. A two state solution may be solution to bringing peace, tranquility, to the region after 75 years. Without the two state solution whereby both Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side in peace. It will take compromise by both sides to make it happen.,The US has to play a key role in making the two state solution a reality. The Palestinians must unite, group effort is critical. Palestinians must want peace.
  • ... (14/05/2024, 11:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good reply donkey. Attack a persons character and say nothing of substance.

    "If you know your history you wouldnt have to ask me who the hell I think I am."

    I dont depend on you and I will continue to say what I want in accordance with that is right as a true follower of Christ. If you dont understand yet our people went through slavery.

    I will fight and I refuse to be a slave to you or anyone else. Were it older times they'd have to string me up or toss over board like the thousands that never made it here.

    I will speak my mind and make a difference while you will fade away having done nothing but breed. When innocent people are dying all that is what you have to say is Im stirring up conflict? Hello the conflict is ongoing.

    In addition to the 34,000 people killed 78,000 have been wounded. Palestinians live here. They are affected. It is not a game.

    There are people who say they are Christian yet do not love one another. They see the people beaten, robbed and naked. They pass by unlike the good Samaritan.

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