Hamas using civilians as shields is despicable, if that is occurring. From what I’ve heard from within Gaza civilians are starting to turn to Hamas more than they were before because they are the only resource they have to protect them.
People seem to be forgetting that Gaza has literally no military to protect them. Resources are indeed a factor here, and you’re naive if you believe it isn’t. Gaza is virtually unprotected, Gaza does not have the Iron dome or any form of protection against these attacks. Hence the increasing sympathy for Hamas amongst some Palestinians.
Not to mention the fact that it is also despicable to fire at people who are using human shields, knowing you are killing innocents. I mean, I’m not one to defer to Russell Brand for any form of authority but he did a pretty damn good job challenging the issue. Hamas clearly was operating under the assumption that Israel would follow international laws and not fire on civilians. Hamas was wrong because Israel has broken multiple laws since this most recent conflict started. Hamas clearly assumed that Israel would care about taking innocent life - and again, they were wrong.
Also, not all Israeli targets were in any way related to Hamas
I suppose I got distracted by the bombing of shelters that were unrelated to Hamas and were actually run by the UN, the destruction of hospitals that were not housing Hamas weapons and the general disregard for any form of civilian safety by Israel.
They’ve now promised to bomb another hospital that is unrelated to Hamas, another violation of international law. Another example of not caring about innocent, wounded civilians. Yes, they called to tell them to evacuate, which is not so nobel when you consider they’re destroying a place that saves lives and treats the wounded, that they’re targeting, and have repeatedly targeted, places for the sole fact that they help palestinians.
You’re attempting to justify the massive loss of life by directing the blame onto Hamas. Hamas are not the good guys here - they started this current conflict, but despite the fact it’s a terrorist organisation it is still the lesser of two evils - and that’s not because I agree with Hamas but because of the absolute atrocities Israel has been committing. When you look worse than a terrorist organisation that’s when you know you’ve done something seriously wrong.
And you genuinely believe that his gives Israel authority to kill as many Palestinians as they please???
The existence of an active terrorist threat does not justify the targeting and killing of over a thousand innocent civilians.
To be fair to you the difference in tone and wording to this ask compared to this one from yesterday were quite different and I assumed that they were two different people. Although all of the asks from yesterday were quite clearly from the same person.
That being said both original asks were incredibly rude and the fact that you thought you were in some position to dictate how a person should respond to asks just reflects how entitled you think you are. Yes, you had the maturity not to resort to rape threats or stupid insults about eating disorders, but the original messages were both equally as arrogant and pointless.
I am a bit tipsy so probably shouldn’t be answering this.
But look at it this way.
There are now over 1,400 palestinian civilians dead at the hands of Israel. Not 1,400 members of Hamas, but 1,400 innocent people. 80% of palestinian casualties are civilians.
Hamas has killed 56 Israeli soldiers and 3 Israeli civilians.
Feel free to call me bias, but my bias is on the side of the innocent people being slaughtered. My bias is not with Hamas. If Hamas was doing the same as Israel I would be just as disgusted.
I would say I’m sorry to focus on the faults of those with exceptionally better fire power, man power and defence who are targeting innocent civilians, but I’m not. I’m really not. And no matter how many ceasefires are breached by Hamas Israel will not be justified in killing civilians, or children, on the scale that they are.
And the UN agrees.
Just in, kinda drunk.
But they played Heartbeat by Childish Gambino tonight.
And it was awesome.
So. Freaking. Awesome <3
Nope. I don’t think I could.
I wouldn’t want to, I’d have a difficult time coming to terms with it and actually carrying out the act. And because of how distressed I would be I highly doubt I’d be objective and detached enough to remove any trace of myself from the scene.
While someone may have all the knowledge in the world to carry out a crime where they’d never be caught, the experience of carrying it out - the adrenaline, the guilt, the emotional response either positive or negative - could compromise your objectivity and impede your judgement. There are no guarantees.
Thank you so much!