Wanted: A march calling on Hamas to stop shooting rockets at Israel
Nobody likes civilian casualties, especially not Israel. The Israeli army is always very careful in waging a thankless urban war where civilian casualties are inevitable. The Israeli army is going after legitimate targets but has to walk over civilians, and children, strategically located to create headlines.
Over the last couple of days, there have been deaths in Gaza and riots:
"Israeli security forces have shot dead two Palestinians dur
ing a massive protest in the West Bank, according to medical officials.
The victims were among an estimated 10,000 people who clashed with soldiers and border police at a checkpoint in Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah.
The protest came hours after 15 people were killed and more than 200 injuredwhen a UN school in the city of Beit Hanoun was hit by an artillery shell.
At least 90 people were injured in the checkpoint clashes, with some reports that live fire was being used.
An Israeli army spokeswoman told the AFP news agency soldiers used "riot disposal means" to control the protest."
My anger is over the reaction, especially in so many Western cities like the riots in Paris.
What would these Parisians say if rockets were landing in their neighborhoods?
My opinion is that Israel has every right to defend itself. They should be allowed to crush Hamas, as Michael Oren wrote.
And it is shameful that people are not marching calling on Hamas to stop shooting rockets that threaten civilians in Israel.
The silence is shameful. It speaks volumes about the lack of integrity in the anti-Israel movement.