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Israel holds moral high ground in Gaza
Chicago Tribune ^
| Charles Krauthammer
Posted on 07/21/2014 12:01:39 PM PDT by SJackson
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.
"Here's the difference between us," explains Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."
Rarely does international politics present a moment of such moral clarity. Yet we routinely hear this Israel-Gaza fighting described as a morally equivalent "cycle of violence." This is absurd. What possible interest can Israel have in cross-border fighting? Everyone knows Hamas set off this mini-war. And everyone knows the proudly self-declared raison d'etre of Hamas: the eradication of Israel and its Jews.
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posted on 07/21/2014 12:01:39 PM PDT
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posted on 07/21/2014 12:01:58 PM PDT
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Israel protects its civilians with missiles. Hamas protects its missiles with civilians.
They got their pizza!!
posted on 07/21/2014 12:14:06 PM PDT
Surrounding combatants with civilians is a war crime:
posted on 07/21/2014 12:17:14 PM PDT
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