Civilian casualties are nothing new

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In the middle of an article on Isarel's domestic politics of the war, Gil Hoffman of the Jerusalem Post cites Benjamin Netanyahu's response to a British interviewer citing civilian causiaties as a reason to object to Israel's response to Hezbollah's aggression. His point is well worth keeping in mind.

...when a BBC interviewer accused Israel of harming Lebanese civilians, Netanyahu compared the situation to the British Royal Air Force's fight against the Nazis in World War II. He said that when the RAF targeted the Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen in 1944, they missed and hit a children's hospital, but "that didn't make the British pilots terrorists and it didn't make the Nazis the good guys."

Ed Lasky   7 30 06

 

In the middle of an article on Isarel's domestic politics of the war, Gil Hoffman of the Jerusalem Post cites Benjamin Netanyahu's response to a British interviewer citing civilian causiaties as a reason to object to Israel's response to Hezbollah's aggression. His point is well worth keeping in mind.

...when a BBC interviewer accused Israel of harming Lebanese civilians, Netanyahu compared the situation to the British Royal Air Force's fight against the Nazis in World War II. He said that when the RAF targeted the Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen in 1944, they missed and hit a children's hospital, but "that didn't make the British pilots terrorists and it didn't make the Nazis the good guys."

Ed Lasky   7 30 06