Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Israel, Hamas and moral equivalency

Those who support Hamas in the current Israel-Gaza war (like those in the last video I posted) are either idiots, evil or terribly mis-informed. For those who are not evil or idiots, Harvard law professor, Alan M. Dershowitz has written an outstanding article explaining what is really going on. Please take time to read it. In the mean time, I've pasted some exercepts below:
Over the past four years, Palestinian terrorists – in particular, Hamas and Islamic Jihad – have fired more than 2,000 rockets at this civilian area, which is home to mostly poor and working-class people.

The rockets are designed exclusively to maximize civilian deaths, and some have barely missed schoolyards, kindergartens, hospitals, and school buses. But others hit their targets, killing more than a dozen civilians since 2001, including in February 2008 a father of four who had been studying at the local university. These anticivilian rockets have also injured and traumatized countless children.

The most dangerous of the three responses is not the Iranian-Hamas absurdity, which is largely ignored by thinking and moral people, but the United Nations and European Union response, which equates the willful murder of civilians with legitimate self-defense pursuant to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.

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