Originally Posted by Here2Learn22
I am so incredibly tired of hearing people defend Hamas and condemn Israel. You cannot victimize a group of people who use random intances of violence and death to get what they want.
I feel for the civilians being lost in the conflict in Gaza. I'm not proud of Israel's actions, but I understand their necessity. Hamas are hiding behind villages and settlements of innocent people that are being killed when Israel attempts to attack Hamas. They are using human sheilds and these people are called victims?
Sorry, I'm not sure if this applys to the forums. I just needed to vent.
I agree, basically, with the statement I have highlighted. Using that logic, however, leads one to condemn the authorities of both Israel and Hamas - not the country and not the general population.
Israel severely limits supplies that are essential to human survival - killing many "non-violently". Hamas conducts rocket attacks that kill small numbers of people, but that create a constant tension and fear. Israel responds by bombing and killing a hundred or so Palestinians and by shutting down the supply pipeline even further. Hamas responds by tripling the rocket attacks, which is entirely predictable, and kills another Israeli. Israel responds and the death toll reaches 230. Tit for tat, except for each person Hamas is responsible for killing, Israel kills about a 100 violently and uncounted numbers through lack of medical supplies, power and food. The Palestinian death toll is now over 500.
Not only is the response disproportionate, but the count of militant vs. civilian deaths is suspect. See the story below.