Israel’s critics have long cited data showing the number of civilian deaths on both sides of Israel’s border, claiming that Israel kills significantly more civilians than the Palestinians do. But that data is skewed. It is more important to look at the intentions of each attack.
Gaza’s 70 rockets fired last week were aimed at Israeli cities and villages, areas where civilians live. When Israel’s air force performs air strikes, they target the Palestinian military bases and terror leaders. The Palestinians use their citizens — in hospitals and schools — to shield their weapons and leaders.
Agree or disagree with Israel’s current politics, it is plain ignorance not to acknowledge the Gaza Hamas terrorist organization’s intentions to kill Israeli civilians by firing dozens and dozens of rockets into Israel.
The day Israelis give up their army and weapons, their country will be invaded. The day the Palestinians give up their army and weapons, there will be peace.