As Hamas Recklessly Launches Rockets Into Israel, How Does Israel Respond?


Melanie Phillips points out just how super duper mean Israel has been so far

Here is some information about the war between Gaza and Israel that for some unaccountable reason you may have missed today in Britain’s mainstream media.

The casualty rate in Gaza from Israeli strikes is astoundingly low

Since the beginning of Israel’s operation Pillar of Defence last Wednesday against Hamas rocket attacks, there have been more than 1000 Israeli air strikes. At time of writing, the Palestinian death toll is 69. That is a staggeringly small number of fatalities for more than 1000 bombing raids.

It shows beyond doubt that the Israelis are not only doing everything they can to avoid civilian casualties, but have achieved a degree of precision in doing so which no other army can match. For sure, every civilian casualty is regrettable, and the deaths of children are always tragic — today’s apparently heavy toll particularly so, including at what appears to have been a mistaken target. Such mistakes inevitably happen in war.

Consider that most of those deaths can be laid on Hamas’ doorstep, as they surround themselves and their weapons with human shields, yet, that is a low body count. All Israel wants is for these “Palestinian” terrorists, backed by Syria and Iran, among others, to stop targeting Israel. Hamas, for its part, is intentionally targeting civilian areas, yet, the media, and liberal, outcry is barely noticeable.

We also learn that the breathless reports by many media outlets about Israel having killed a child in Gaza was a load of mule fritters, typical Islamist fake propaganda. We look towards the Sunday Telegraph

But there were signs on Saturday that not all the Palestinian casualties have been the result of Israeli air strikes. The highly publicised death of four-year-old Mohammed Sadallah appeared to have been the result of a misfiring home-made rocket, not a bomb dropped by Israel.

Hamas to blame.

The child’s death on Friday figured prominently in media coverage after Hisham Kandil, the Egyptian prime minister, was filmed lifting his dead body out of an ambulance. “The boy, the martyr, whose blood is still on my hands and clothes, is something that we cannot keep silent about,” he said, before promising to defend the Palestinian people.

That’s strange, it’s almost like the Egyptian PM has gone Islamist, talking about martyrs. Who would have thought Egypt would end up with extremists in government?

But, we all know that Liberals around the world will take the side of the Islamic extremists in Gaza. Why? They hate Israel. Doesn’t matter that the Islamic extremists stand against everything that Liberals do….well, they do both want fascist government and shut down opposing viewpoints, but, otherwise, disagree on every social issue…..and Israel is closer on social issues: liberals loathe Israel, and would like to see the country wiped off the map.

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