As usual, Hamas hides behind civilians

Ethel C. Fenig
While the Arabs rage internationally that their fellow Gazans can no longer bomb Israeli civilian areas with impunity because the Israelis have decided to fight back and target the military infrastructure rather than civilians,  Hamas TV itself admitted

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A news ticker running repeatedly from 10:00 AM announced:
More than 180 Palestinian policemen were killed including the [Police] Commander, General Tawfik Jaber.
 
It is almost impossible not to destroy civilians as the military is woven into the fabric of Gazan life; as with most Arab/Moslem countries putting civilians into military endangerment is deliberate. The Israeli Air Force destroyed Hamas' Islamic University and its attached government compound.  Not used for contemplation and peaceful knowledge, according to the Jerusalem Post, 
 
Two laboratories in the university, which served as research and development centers for Hamas's military wing, were targeted. The development of explosives was done under the auspices of university professors.

University buildings were also used for meetings of senior Hamas officials.

 The IDF said rockets and explosives were stored in the buildings.

And as for the usual whinings that Israel is now using "disproportionate force" coming from France and others, what is proper force?  And who is to decide?  Are the Israelis just passive victims, letting others set the limits of what they must endure?  Do others have the right to write the rules, excluding Israel? If Israel breaks these artificially imposed terms are they aggressors? Actually these questions aren't worth answering; those who gurgle about Israel's disproportionalty reveal their own bigotry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the Arabs rage internationally that their fellow Gazans can no longer bomb Israeli civilian areas with impunity because the Israelis have decided to fight back and target the military infrastructure rather than civilians,  Hamas TV itself admitted

(scroll down)
 
A news ticker running repeatedly from 10:00 AM announced:
More than 180 Palestinian policemen were killed including the [Police] Commander, General Tawfik Jaber.
 
It is almost impossible not to destroy civilians as the military is woven into the fabric of Gazan life; as with most Arab/Moslem countries putting civilians into military endangerment is deliberate. The Israeli Air Force destroyed Hamas' Islamic University and its attached government compound.  Not used for contemplation and peaceful knowledge, according to the Jerusalem Post, 
 

Two laboratories in the university, which served as research and development centers for Hamas's military wing, were targeted. The development of explosives was done under the auspices of university professors.

University buildings were also used for meetings of senior Hamas officials.

 The IDF said rockets and explosives were stored in the buildings.

And as for the usual whinings that Israel is now using "disproportionate force" coming from France and others, what is proper force?  And who is to decide?  Are the Israelis just passive victims, letting others set the limits of what they must endure?  Do others have the right to write the rules, excluding Israel? If Israel breaks these artificially imposed terms are they aggressors? Actually these questions aren't worth answering; those who gurgle about Israel's disproportionalty reveal their own bigotry.