Palestinian Terror Attacks Continue; Israel Retaliates
Since Thursday, more than 100 rockets have been launched at Israel, and that followed the deadly terrorist attack outside Eilat, which killed 7 Israelis.
Each and every one of those rockets, mortars, and missiles fired from Gaza towards Israel has the intent to murder, maim, and destroy property. Each has the intent to terrorize civilians living within range of those missiles and mortars and rockets.
The onus and responsibility for all the carnage that has followed falls entirely on the Palestinian terrorists in Gaza who sought this latest round of fighting.
And once again, it isn’t surprising that media outlets have no problem conflating Palestinian civilian casualties with those of the terrorists responsible for carrying out attacks. It makes Israel appear to be attacking indiscriminately and without regard for civilian casualties, even though the terrorists are the ones who have no regard for any human lives, whether Israeli or Palestinians. The terrorists purposefully hide behind human shields - their fellow Palestinians - because they know if Israel successfully kills terrorists, civilian casualties may well follow and they further know that the media will focus not on the terrorists who were involved in these attacks, but on the civilians. Moreover, the terrorists know that if media outlets see kids injured that will further incite hatred towards Israel.
Yet, several of the Palestinian terror rockets that have slammed into Israel have hit yeshivas, homes, and have injured children, including a 9-year old and an infant.
It’s all yet another manifestation of the double standard applied to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
And speaking of double standards, it cute how the Arab League blames Israel for escalating the latest violence, when it was on the receiving end of a terror attack that is attributed back to terrorists in Gaza and the terrorists further responded with more than 100 rockets fired at Israel. None of these Arab League countries would ever tolerate any such terror attacks, and none would accept the level of restraint that Israel has shown. After all, in just the past few weeks, Turkey responded to what it called Kurdish terror attacks inside Turkey with a series of airstrikes both inside Turkey and in northern Iraq (another sovereign country). The world yawned at that breach of international peace. The Arab League was silent.
The Arab League ignores the terror attacks against Israel, but focuses on the Israeli response because that’s what the Arab League does.