Israel claims that it is acting in self-defence by invading Gaza to stop the indiscriminate attacks from Hamas which are targetted at civillian areas. So can someone explain how Israel bombing two UN schools in crowded refugee camps in Gaza – presumably deliberate targets bearing in mind the top-grade weaponry the Americans have given them over the years – is any different or somehow right?
In the 11 days since Israel kicked off, over 600 Palestinians have been killed. During the same period, 3 Israeli civillians and 1 Israeli soldier have been killed by Hamas rockets. In the first couple of days, the UN said that about 25% of Palestinians killed were civilians – who knows what that figure is now if they’re bombing refugee camps.
We’ll never get the truth out of Israel, Palestine, the UK, the US or any of the arab states - they have access to information but they all have their vested interests. Israel has banned reporters from Gaza to try and keep a monopoly on information but the UN and the Red Cross are still there. The UN has condemned Israel’s invasion of Gaza, saying the conditions there are horific. The International Committee of the Red Cross are also very concerned about the humanitarian disaster in Gaza, something Israel denies is a problem.
The director of the UN aid agency, UNRWA, said:
You cannot conduct huge military operations in such densely-populated places without killing hundreds and injuring thousands of civilians
Funnily enough, I said much the same thing over on Iain Dale’s blog but the Israeli terrorist appeasers that prowl the comments on Tory blogs to find people to call racists and anti-semites either didn’t get the point or have such little value for the Palestinian life that they just don’t care.
How different would it be if Palestinians were Jews and Israeli’s were Arabs?