One would have to wonder how the West would react if the Palestinians found a way of making successful ‘targeted killings’ of Israeli political and military leaders and their soldiers. Imagine if you will that Palestinians suddenly had in their possession an arsenal of incredibly accurate remotely controlled flying bombs that could roam the skies over Israel with impunity and that could strike down say Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni or Defence Minister Amir Peretz at will. There would be absolute outrage throughout the world. There would be a demand that such activities ceased forthwith and, furthermore, that those responsible be brought to justice.
Yet when Israel carries out targeted killings against Palestinians there is hardly a peep of outrage from the West. When Sheik Ahmed Yassin the spiritual leader of Hamas was assassinated in a targeted killing in March 2004, there was barely a ripple of outrage despite the fact the he was blind, wheelchair-bound and 67 years old. And we learn now that the Israeli cabinet has given the OK for the IDF to assassinate Hamas politicians.
This is state terrorism of the very worst kind. The world should be outraged. Hamas was elected by the Palestinian people to represent them. Now they are being targeted for assassination – and given the well-known reputation of IDF efficiency, this amounts to nothing less than the summary execution of democratically elected national leaders. Yet still the world remains silent. Have the peoples of the entire Western world been brought to their knees by fear and paranoia?
When are the peoples of the world going to denounce these crimes and demand that the perpetrators be brought to the International Criminal Courts charged with warcrimes?
TWO CONTRASTING HA’ARETZ ARTICLES PUBLISHED TODAY HIGHLIGHT HOW THE ISRAELI MEDIA DIFFERENTLY VIEW THEIR FELLOW HUMANS.
One article is entitled ‘Sderot traumatic stress center sees steep rise in new patients’ while the second is entitled ‘Nine die in IAF Gaza strikes, 8 of them in home of Hamas official’. Just about sums up the right-wing Zionist mentality does it not?