whereas over 1000 missiles and rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel, many of them from launch sites located amidst the local civilian population (itself a war crime),
how many of them have actually targeted an Israeli military base which might be a legitimate object?
Nu, how many?
That's right, you don't know and actually, now that you are thinking about it, you realize that Hamas - and the Islamic Jihad, etc. are firing off deadly objects exclusively and sometimes blindly at civilian targets only. Residential locations, schools, synagogues, shopping centers.
And yes, Gazan civilians and children have been killed and injured by IDF strikes - but unintentionally. And we express regrets. We called up 50,000 persons to warn them to stay away from potential targets and dropped leaflets. We called off drops until civilians dispersed.
So, if you have any sense of morality and conscience, ask yourselves: why is Hamas behaving this way?
Peaceful Solutions, [Peace] Initiatives and International ConferencesArticle Thirteen[Peace] initiatives, the so-called peaceful solutions, and the international conferences to resolve the Palestinian problem, are all contrary to the beliefs of the Islamic Resistance Movement. For renouncing any part of Palestine means renouncing part of the religion; the nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its faith, the movement educates its members to adhere to its principles and to raise the banner of Allah over their homeland as they fight their Jihad: "Allah is the all-powerful, but most people are not aware."...There is no solution to the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. The initiatives, proposals and International Conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility. The Palestinian people are too noble to have their future, their right and their destiny submitted to a vain game.....The Powers which Support the EnemyArticle Twenty-TwoThe enemies have been scheming for a long time, and they have consolidated their schemes, in order to achieve what they have achieved. They took advantage of key elements in unfolding events, and accumulated a huge and influential material wealth which they put to the service of implementing their dream. This wealth [permitted them to] take over control of the world media such as news agencies, the press, publication houses, broadcasting and the like. [They also used this] wealth to stir revolutions in various parts of the globe in order to fulfill their interests and pick the fruits. They stood behind the French and the Communist Revolutions and behind most of the revolutions we hear about here and there. They also used the money to establish clandestine organizations which are spreading around the world, in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests. Such organizations are: the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, B'nai B'rith and the like. All of them are destructive spying organizations. They also used the money to take over control of the Imperialist states and made them colonize many countries in order to exploit the wealth of those countries and spread their corruption therein...
Yes, Hamas is not only fanatically irrational and violently fundamentalist but also anti-Semitic.
This came in later today: