Skip to comments.The Gaza Rules: Israel, unlike Hamas, is taking great pains to spare civilians.
Posted on 07/11/2014 2:20:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
According to many critics, Israel is slaughtering civilians in Gaza. Its purposefully wiping out entire families, says an Arab member of Israels parliament. Its committing genocidethe murder of entire families, says Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority. Iran says Israel has committed massacres against the defenseless Palestinians.
The charges are false. By the standards of war, Israels efforts to spare civilians have been exemplary.
Israel didnt choose this fight. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the terrorist organizations that dominate Gaza, claim that Israel provoked the conflict by arresting Hamas members in the West Bank. But arrests in one territory dont justify aerial bombardment from another. Israel didnt hit Gaza until terrorists had fired more than 150 rockets into Israel and had rejected a cease-fire.
Some of the pictures that purport to show devastation from the Israeli strikes are fakes borrowed from other wars. As of Wednesday afternoon, the death count ranged from 30 to 50 or more, depending on where you mark the onset of the conflict. Every death is tragic, and the longer the assault goes on, the higher the toll will go. Still, given that Israel has launched more than 500 airstrikes, youd have to conclude that either Israel is failing miserably to kill people or, more plausibly, its largely trying not to kill them.
Israels defense minister admits his forces have targeted terrorists houses as well as arms, terror infrastructures, command systems, Hamas institutions, [and] regime buildings. The houses belong to Hamas military leaders. An Israeli official boasts that there's not a single Hamas brigade commander that has a home to go back to. Israels legal rationale for targeting these homes is that they were terror command centers involved in rocket fire or other terror activity.
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Genocide is being defined down.
Why? Take out the next-generation of savages.
It’s a long-standing principle for Israel ... they do everything they can to avoid collateral damage to the Palestinian civilians ... but NOT avoiding severe damage to the terrorists!
Former Prime Minister Golda Meier said ...
We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.
I suppose it could be said the Israeli's are forcing the bad guys to ground and letting the civvies at least live.
so left wing media is just realizing this now?
How do you get left-wing media to
print the truth more often.