I've been reading up on Gaza over the last
few days, and even Amnesty is framing Israel as being defensive
rather than exposing it for the aggressive terrorist state that
it really is:
"Amnesty International has again called on Hamas and the
Palestinian Authority to ensure that Palestinian armed groups
cease immediately from carrying out indiscriminate attacks against
Israel, and for those responsible to be held to account.
"It is high time that the leaders of Hamas and the Palestinian
Authority (PA) took effective steps to prevent and punish attacks
on civilians in Israel," said Malcolm Smart, "but their
failure to do so does not make it legitimate for the Israeli authorities
to launch reckless air and artillery strikes which wreak such
death and destruction among Palestinian civilians.
"At the same time, the Palestinian armed groups who launch
frequent rocket attacks from Gaza into nearby Israeli towns not
only show a callous disregard for the lives of Israeli civilians
but also expose the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip to
the danger of Israeli attacks."
Malcolm Smart said that Amnesty International condemned all attacks
on civilians, but that "unlawful attacks by one side cannot
justify violations by the other."
I expect this buying-into-the-myth from Human Rights Watch, but
this from Amnesty is like a defection.
and civilian bystanders in Gaza death toll