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I Resist: Palestine: A Campaign Like Never Before

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I Resist Palestine: a campaign like never before

As Operation Lead was closing early this year, a new organization rose based in Beirut. The intent was to instill pride in the Palestinian resistance. During the hostilities the emphasis had been on victimhood. Pictures of bleeding bodies stacked up at hospitals had an immediate effect on world public opinion. The impression was of an Israeli shooting gallery with Palestinians as ducks on a pond.

After they adjusted to the carnage, various UN aid workers began to speak of crimes against humanity and mass murder. The innocent civilians had nowhere to hide from the furious bombardment. Instead of defending them, the soldiers hid in tunnels. They claimed victory by virtue of surviving the onslaught.

This did not inspire public confidence. After years of posturing and boasting, the militias had retired to the bomb shelters after four days of combat while the women and children dodged bullets to collect food.

These practices were hardly the type to inspire confidence in the Hamas regime. They left it to outside sources to carry the attack to Israel. Outside legal experts took the Israeli authorities to the international courts. Since Gaza is not a country, the complaints had to pass through the Israeli courts that proved unsympathetic to the collection of hearsay and gossip that constituted most of the charges. Another legal weakness occurred when the Palestinians stretched the allegations to war crimes. Claims of genocide involve the intent of the perpetrator. If he failed to take all measures available to him to destroy the Gaza citizenry, what he did was not genocide.

The basic legal problem for Hamas is they initiated the hostilities. If they withdrew four days into the fight, they should have never started it. The aggressor had exposed his civilian population to severe damage without gaining anything for them. Hamas was the war criminal in this case.

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Born a month before Pearl Harbor, I attended world events from an early age. My first words included Mussolini, Patton, Sahara and Patton. At age three I was a regular listener to Lowell Thomas. My mom was an industrial nurse a member of the (more...)
 
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