That would be the Israeli Government and Palestinians whatever. The fact that Palestinian children are dying in large numbers AGAIN is so very sad. Before the three Israeli teenagers were murdered – Israeli soldiers murdered in cold blood two Palestinians teenagers. This back and forth grudge match has been going on for generations. Children seem to be targeted by both sides.
In this latest incarnation of the cycle of hatred the social media has been used – if you look for racist tweets – they can be found. I read a few. The thing is that somehow this time the blood grudge match seems different. I’m reading comments following articles on this latest “war” that most of the world has really reached their limits on the poor “victims” or the Israeli victim card. This time the manipulation of the events leading up to the one sided blood bath became known. Apparently the Israeli command knew that that teenage Israeli boys has been killed almost immediately. But the “search” for the boys gave the Israeli Army cover to invade Gaza.
And now we see the old game of shooting fish in a barrel. Or asymmetrical warfare – where one side has all the military toys needed to slaughter mostly civilians. The Israeli Army claims the Hamas aggressors are using civilians as shields. Not hard to do when a large population is crammed into a tiny piece of land.
If the Palestinians could get away with being heavily armed by sugar daddies – they would do what the Israeli Government is doing.
But Israel is no longer the victim – they have lost many knee jerk supporters. The world has become war weary. There is that mess in the Ukraine. Then the ongoing mess in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let’s not forget the wars in Africa. Also the violence in Central America which is creating a refugee problem on the Mexican and U.S. borders.
Children are the ones who pay the biggest price when adults wage war. That to me is the most evil part of this so called modern war.
Additional comments and links.
Journalists horrified to see Palestinian children playing on the beach targeted by Israeli military.
More on the Israeli targeting children playing on the beach.
“Meanwhile in Israel:
A well-known Israeli politician and parliament member has branded Palestinians as terrorists, saying mothers of all Palestinians should also be killed during the ongoing Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to ‘little snakes.’
‘They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,’ Shaked said, adding, ‘They are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.”
So sad – when children are deliberately targeted with journalists as eye witnesses.
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