Wednesday, January 7, 2009

War means being aggressive

Haaretz wrote:

The incident in which some 40 Palestinian civilians were killed when Israel Defense Forces mortar shells hit an UNRWA school in the Jabalya refugee camp Tuesday surprised no one who has been following events in Gaza in recent days. Senior officers admit that the IDF has been using enormous firepower.

"For us, being cautious means being aggressive," explained one. "From the minute we entered, we've acted like we're at war. That creates enormous damage on the ground ... I just hope those who have fled the area of Gaza City in which we are operating will describe the shock. Maybe someone there will sober up before it continues."[...]


  1. Geneva Convention Part II Article 15b protects Civilians against military actions and attacks.

    Attacking a school is certainly a blatant violation.

    The Geneva Conventions consist of four treaties formulated to set the standards for international law for humanitarian concerns.

    They chiefly concern the treatment of non-combatants and prisoners of war.

    Could there be ANY justification for ignoring the standards of international law for humanitarian concerns?

    Please refer me to the Torah source that permits violating international law regarding humanitarian concerns with regard to civilians.

    Or has the religion of Christian Zionism trumped Torah not only with regard to the issue of "who is a Jew" but also with regard to "what is Judaism"?

  2. Before you jump the gun, how about giving the benefit of the doubt? (Don't count on Ha'aretz to do that!)

    On Tuesday, Israeli shelling killed some 40 Palestinians at a U.N.-run school in Gaza where hundreds of civilians were taking refuge.

    Israel said its shelling at the school was in response to mortar fire from within the premises and accused Hamas militants of using schools, mosques and other civilian places to hide.

  3. Check out the latest posting by the Zoo Rabbi for IDF footage proving its case:

  4. Freelance Kiruv Maniac said...

    Check out the latest posting by the Zoo Rabbi for IDF footage proving its case:
    That video is entitled:

    Mortar Bombs Shot from UN School in Gaza 29 Oct. 2007

    It is only evidence that terrorists do in fact hide in schools - it is not proof that it happened in the present case.


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