Saturday, January 03, 2009
Israel is in the Right
After taking hundreds and hundreds of missile attacks by Hamas militants launching their weapons from Gaza, Isreal has had enough. In a big air and ground offensive, they vow to stop Hamas and the missile attacks . Hamas, on the other hand, fades into the civilian population and thereby puts civilians at great risk. The full blame for this conflict rests on Hamas, and I hope they get their full desserts.
I reject the idea that Israel must conform to someone's idea of proportionality of response. I merely ask the Israeli military to try to minimize civilian casualties if they can. If they cannot avoid such casualties, that is just too bad for the people that voted Hamas into power in the first place. I believe that the Israeli would allow civilians to flee from Gaza to Palestine, but I wonder whether the Palestinian Authority would admit them.