By Denis MacEoin
It has started all over again.
But war isn't about exact body counts. Most of the dead Palestinians have been Hamas fighters. If more soldiers on one side die than on the other, isn't that what is supposed to happen in war? As for the genuinely unfortunate Palestinian civilians who have been killed, won't anyone own up to the fact that their lives were put at risk by Hamas fighters hiding within the civilian population? That's illegal under international law, so let's be brutally honest and say that Hamas, not
Some sort of madness seems to grip people at a time like this.
The real disproportion here lies with Hamas, Fatah, and their allies, in their complete refusal to abide by any of the norms of modern international law or the principles of the United Nations. Here's an early passage from the 1988 Hamas Charter:
'The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the
'This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of Judgement.'
The Day of Judgement? How on earth does that fit into the concept of the Westphalian state and the rule of international law? In 1948, when
The consequence for the Palestinians has been horrific. Instead of enjoying the state they were given in 1948, instead of cooperating with
When Israeli children are killed by rockets or suicide bombers, the people of
We all want peace. But that will not come so long as Hamas struggle for the unrealizable and for the coming of Judgement Day.
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