While media outlets and Gaza sympathizers continue to accuse Israel of targeting civilians, very few point out the Law of Armed Conflict, or the LOAC, which governs nations in war to differentiate between lawful conflict and unlawful conflict.

Recently journalists have streamed into the Gaza Strip, and their proximity to sites where Hamas is unlawfully launching missiles makes them military targets, and also makes any casualties the legal fault of Hamas, and not Israel.

Nour Samaha works for Al-Jazeera, and points out the uncomfortable fact that Hamas is launching rockets from near a hotel with journalists:

https://twitter.com/Nour_Samaha/status/271269040910127106

https://twitter.com/Nour_Samaha/status/271271817203822592

It’s a shame when we have to depend on Al-Jazeera for honest reporting:

https://twitter.com/AJELive/status/271267248684032000

Of course, it’s easier to simply ignore the Law of Armed Conflict, and screech at Israel for following the law while ignoring the many ways that Hamas breaks it:

https://twitter.com/DirkdeJager73/status/271271794864959488

Thanks Dirk!

https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/271062575939194880

https://twitter.com/MhmtSlmz/status/271233078075207680

Director for the “Palestine Center” in Washington, DC:

https://twitter.com/YousefMunayyer/status/270542126608175104

Again, the media works on the ignorance of the common person in order to further their political agenda, instead of actually enlightening their audience with the truth.

UPDATE:

Here’s a perfect example of the anti-Israeli bias:

https://twitter.com/erinmcunningham/status/271278516488794112

The Reuters article lists all the places that Israel has “targeted”, listing among them:

  • - Dozens of houses and apartment blocks, including one in which nine members of the same family were killed
  • - The Hamas-run interior ministry, destroyed along with civil affairs offices that documented Gaza civilians
  • - Several police stations, evacuated before the fighting by police who redeployed elsewhere

No one bothers to make the point that just because something is destroyed doesn’t mean that was the thing targeted – the very fact that Hamas is launching rockets from near a journalist hotel doesn’t mean that any reporter hurt while Israel defends itself was necessarily “targeted.”

Read more from National Review on how Hamas breaks Laws of Armed Conflict while Israel respects them.
correction: earlier version of this post had “missiles” instead of rockets.
 
  • jclay357

    Finally- someone that actually makes sense and is not afraid of being viewed as politically incorrect. Keep ‘speaking’ the truth amigo!!!

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