Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The IDF does not commit 'murder' or 'state terror'
I think a clarification in our international discourse is needed! Beit Hanoun was not terrorism because the Israelis did not aim for civilians. The IDF, as its policy, do all they can to avoid civilian deaths, but they sometimes make mistakes. That is what happens in war. This contrasts with the Palestinians. Looking at a listing of fatalities is meaningless, since most Palestinians are killed by Palestinians. The people in charge of the Palestinians are terrorist criminals who terrorize the local population into submission. They kill more Palestinians than Israelis! Let's compare the reactions of the Israelis and Palestinians... Israelis: When Palestinian civilians are killed, there is a national mourning and inquiries into war tactics uses. Palestinians: When Israeli civilians are killed, there are celebrations, and an inquiry into what was done to kill so many civilians, so it can be replicated in the future for greater effectiveness. This is not murder. It was not deliberate. When the Palestinians act, it is murder. They purposely aim for civilians. I spoke to someone whose uncle was killed by a suicide bomber, and was on the scene and heard a Palestinian ululating over her uncle's death. THAT is murder. When Palestinian terrorists hide amongst civilians on purpose, knowing they are endangering the lives of the civilians, THAT is murder. What the Israelis did at Beit Hanoun was fight back after constant rockets being fired into their country, but missed. They engaged in self defense. It is as far from murder as one can get. Anyone who claims the IDF committed 'murder' at Beit Hanoun are saying so because they place unreasonable demands upon Israel, that they never would any other nation. They engage in 'the soft bigotry of low expectations.' They are also upset that Israelis do not lay down and die when the Palestinians ask them to. Sorry, that is not acceptable to me!