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October 22, 2009
Peres: 'One of the human rights is to remain alive.'
In an interview with Israel's president, Shimon Peres, Adrian Blomfield of the UK's The Daily Telegraph cluelessly accused Israel of an unnecessarily harsh and disproportionate reaction during its defensive invasion of Gaza last winter. In response Peres reminded Blomfield that for over eight years Israel suffered through more than 12,000 rockets and missile attacks launched from Gaza which fell on homes, schools, hospitals and other civilian areas, killing, injuring and traumatizing thousands, numerous attempts by terrorists to sneak into Israel to kill, including kidnapping a soldier, who is still held hostage, and other acts of war from Gaza. And then he bluntly told Blomfield."One of the human rights is to remain alive.Yes, Mr. Blomfield, Israelis have the right to remain alive; to fight back when others are trying to slaughter them. Further, he informed BlomfieldWe didn't initiate it (the war in Gaza). We never went to war on our own initiative. We were attacked, in...(Read Full Post)