An unidentified email glitch prevented MC’s Day Three report from coming in early enough to be posted yesterday, so I’ve combined Days Three and Four into a single post.
Sderot: Days Three and Four
So the superiority of Iron Dome is now moot, and once more innocent civilians in Sderot, including young children, are dying. New names will have to be added to the memorial in the centre of town.
When one bombs civilians, it is indiscriminate. It is, for example, difficult to justify the bombing of Dresden, Hamburg and Tokyo, but in the end responsibility lies with him who started the aggression. Was there a need for Germany to invade Poland, or for Japan to attack Pearl Harbour?
The people of Gaza chose to be represented by Hamas in free and fair elections, knowing that Hamas was/is a terrorist organization and would attack Israel no matter what.
Israel on the whole is benevolent towards Gaza. We GIVE them money, electricity, food and water, and this they accept without acknowledgement; in fact they repay it with harsh words and actions, in line with the Muslim belief of absolute entitlement.
Let me emphasise again: Gaza is not ‘occupied’ and there is no Jewish presence in Gaza, but like their Nazi forebears, they want the their ‘Sudetenland’ and their ‘Danzig’.
Worse, many nations, and particularly those who accommodated the Nazis in the 1930s, encourage Hamas, and show their contempt for the Jewish State of Israel by calling for ‘restraint’ and ‘proportionate response’. These are diplomatic weasel words that can be defined by the utterer any way that they want.
The actions of Israel are studied under the microscope of world public opinion, where Hamas gets a clear slate. One need only to look at the Goldstone Report:
The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, also known as the Goldstone Report, was a team established in April 2009 pursuant to Resolution A/HRC/RES/S-9/1 of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) of 12 January 2009, following the Gaza War as an independent international fact-finding mission “to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law by the occupying Power, Israel, against the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, due to the current aggression”. South African jurist Richard Goldstone was appointed to head the mission. The other co-authors of the Report were Hina Jilani, Christine Chinkin and Desmond Travers.
Israel refused to cooperate with the investigation, claiming anti-Israel bias in the UNHRC.
One can look at just the first paragraph above and see the problems. This was ‘fact finding’, but only relevant to Israeli actions and in ‘occupied’ Gaza. Bias and misinformation which Goldstone should have scotched immediately, but of course ‘he who pays the piper’ applies, and Goldstone later walked back his claims.
The NYT loves to portray Hamas as appearing to respond to Israeli aggression because the fits with the woke idea of the ‘poor Palestinians’ and the nasty jooz. We have been seeing a lot of this anti-Semitism by proxy in the last decade. It is fashionable in leftist circles to only look at the history of the conflict from 1968 onwards. But the history goes back into the Ottoman ‘occupation’ and before.