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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


If the war hadn’t been such a disastrous tragedy for the Palestinian people, Israel’s counter-claims in response to the Goldstone report criticising Israel’s behaviour during the 08/09 Gaza War would be laughable.

According to a ‘Jerusalem Post’ article, the Goldstone Commission “never asked about:

1. Launching rockets at Israeli towns and villages from within residential dwellings.
2. Firing mortar shells into Palestinian neighbourhoods when IDF soldiers were operating in or near the area.
3. Firing anti-tank missiles, rifles and machine guns at Palestinian buildings in Gaza suspected of having been entered by the IDF despite the presence of Palestinian civilians in the area.
4. Seizing private homes from which to ambush IDF units.
5. Booby-trapping houses before and during the war and detonating the bombs.
6. Planting various types of anti-personnel and improvised anti-vehicular bombs near houses and detonating them.
7. Sniping and firing heavy machine guns at Israeli soldiers within residential areas.”

One needs to ask if the person who wrote this, Jonathan D. Halevi of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, actually stopped to think about the implications of what he was writing.

In item 1 Halevi seems to think that the rockets should have been launched from open paddocks where the Israelis could spot where they were launched from and then destroy them and the people firing them. As if.

In item 2, 3, 4, Halevi is implying that Gazan fighters, there to protect the Gazan civilian population from the Israeli invaders that were indiscriminately killing them, should not have done so.

In item 3 Halevi concedes that the IDF were using Palestinian civilians to cover their presence in civilian areas. In other words, the Israelis by their presence in the civilian areas were using the Palestinian civilians as human shields. To then complain that the IDF were being fired at while they were using Palestinian civilians as human shields and claiming it as a war crime is pure Chutzpah.

Apart from anything else, the Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on the planet. Buildings and neighbourhoods become the battlefield. The IDF went into built-up areas and they became legitimate areas for Palestinian fighters to defend. It was the IDF that made the civilian areas battlefields, not Hamas.

The Chutzpah is transparent. The crimes are inexcusable and utterly indefensible. Palestinian fighters have every right to defend themselves and their people. The Israelis are clearly the aggressors; their Chutzpah is nothing less than deceit.


Glenn said...

I have said it many times before, and i'll say it again.

Israel is like a rabid dog.

And what do we do with rabid dogs?

That's right, you put them down.

Visible said...

An excellent assessment.

Bibi's Lunatic Fringe said...

More entertaining claptrap from the sinking ship, and failed social-engineering experiment, known as Israel...

Israel's response to the Goldstone Report is pretty solid evidence that delusional Zionists believe that a state built on a foundation of theft, deceit, contempt for the law, verbal Chutzpah and physical and moral cowardice, will one day rise above its shortcomings and be welcomed into the Community of Nations.

Pathetic, isn't it?

michael mazur said...

`never asked about` ??

They didn't ask about them because they didn't happen!

This is a typical Jewish style of argumentation to exhaust the opponent with exasperations from having to conjure up a series of outrageous propositions as if they had actually happened in the real world when they actually hadn't!

None of the incidents 1 to 7 actually happened, one reason being that no IDF soldiers were killed, but claim variously between 6 and 13.

They had claimed 5 in a friendly fire incident on day one of the ground assault, but they made this claim up because they knew that it would be a turkey shoot, and that no one else would be really killed in the days following; and so to bulk up the numbers they did a bit of anticipatory invention in the knowledge that it would blend in with the later fictional losses, but which later fictional losses in themselves would have been too few for the world to accept without some surreptitious bulking as it would tell that there was negligible opposition, meaning that the Gaza people could not have had the capacity in the first place to initiate rocket assaults on southern Israel.

Going back to just the first of the things the Goldstone Commission `never asked about`, the `Launching rockets at Israeli towns and villages from within residential dwellings`;

This did not happen at all, because the IDF psyops over 22 nights of TV news then showed only faked rocket remains on each and every night.

So, as the Israeli author lied in the first of the JPost article claims, we are entitled therefore to disregard the claimed veracity for the remaining six, which incidentally, i understand to be a recognised principle in law.