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At UN, Canada Blames Hamas for Gaza Casualties

Via The Star:

Canada’s representative to the UN, Guillermo Rishchynski, told the Security Council on Tuesday: “The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there can be no justification.”

Hamas has “sought to deliberately put civilians, from both sides, in mortal danger.”

“The Israel Defense Forces have continued to demonstrate a commitment to minimize civilian casualties in response to the relentless rocket attacks,” he added.

Canada called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to disarm Hamas, eliminate militias and private armies in Gaza, and keep smugglers from making military equipment available to militants there.

Israel: Human Rights Council Decision “Should Be Rejected by Decent People Everywhere”

From the Prime Minister’s office:

The decision by the UNHRC is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere. Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding behind Palestinian civilians, the UNHRC calls for an investigation of Israel, which has gone to unprecedented lengths to keep Palestinian civilians out of harm’s way.

The UNHRC should launch an investigation into Hamas’ decision to turn hospitals into military command centers, use schools as weapons depots and place missile batteries next to playgrounds, private homes and mosques. Like the investigation that led to the infamous Goldstone report, this investigation by a kangaroo court is a foregone conclusion.

Egyptians Hoping Israel Will Destroy Hamas

Via Gatestone Institute ( I gag mentioning Gatestone for their prolific bias against Israel but every now and then they gather courage and report facts and truth):

Over the past week there are voices coming out of Egypt and some Arab countries — voices that publicly support the Israeli military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s decision not to intervene in the current crisis did not come as a surprise. In fact, Sisi and many Egyptians seem to be delighted that Hamas is being badly hurt. They regard Hamas as the “armed branch of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization.” Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah are certainly not going to shed a tear if Hamas is crushed and removed from power in the Gaza Strip.

Christian Embassy Delivers Bomb Shelters to Embattled Kfar Aza

A humble thank you to our Christian supporters – the real Christians – not the Jew-hating Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) low-informed, mismanaged, vermin kind.  Via ICEJ:

On Thursday (10 July), the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem delivered two portable bomb shelters to the community of Kfar Aza along the Gaza border, which has been repeatedly targeted by Hamas rocket attacks over recent days. The delivery of the shelters came the day after an art school for the community’s children suffered a direct hit by a Kassam rocket from Gaza and was completely gutted.

Israel charges 3 suspects in Palestinian teen ‘revenge killing’

Hamas is an illegitimate terrorist regime.  Hamas is a certified terrorist organization by the US.  Yet, this is how a democratic, civilized sovereign nation – Israel – deals with their abberant civilians, unlike Hamas, all palestinians, Obama, and Kerry who show only tepid report for Israel.  And give it a try, journalists.  Try to report facts, in spite of your hatred for hook-nosed, money hungry Jews.  Via FoxNews:

Israel charged three Jews (Israelis, FoxNews, Israelis) Monday with the kidnapping and murder of a palestinian teenager, whose death sparked days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the three suspects — a 29-year-old man and a pair of 17-year-olds — appeared before a court Monday and admitted to abducting 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

 

German police megaphone used in anti-Israel rant

Fact: This is still our father’s Jew-hating Europe.  Nothing has changed.  Via AP:

German police allowed an anti-Israel protester to climb inside a police car and shout slogans including “child murderer Israel” and “Allahu akbar!” — Arabic for “God is Great!” — through a police megaphone, a spokeswoman for Frankfurt’s police said Sunday.

Police let the protester use the megaphone during a Free Gaza demonstration Saturday because he had offered to calm down a protest that had turned violent, spokeswoman Virginie Wegner told The Associated Press.

Instead of calming things down, the protester — whose identity was not revealed — shouted anti-Israel slogans in German and Arabic in downtown Frankfurt. A video that went viral shows a crowd following the police car, cheering and repeating the chants.

Hamas’ Useless Attempt to Plead Innocence

The murders of the three kidnapped Israeli boys was state-sanctioned by Hamas, in spite of them denying any knowledge about it. Via Jerusalem Post:

There is a media campaign underway attempting to wash the blood of three innocent Israeli teens off the hands of the Hamas terrorist organization. Both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority urgently seek exoneration to protect the PA-Hamas reconciliation agreement.

“The whole issue of who did this, we don’t know, really, even though Israel managed to punish everybody,” said Hanan Ashrawi, a senior PLO official, to The New York Times. “Hamas has never been self-effacing. Whenever they carried out an operation, they always declared it and took responsibility.” According to Israeli reporter Shlomi Eldar, a “rogue” group was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of the three boys.

Hamas’ denial of responsibility is a longtime tradition in Palestinian terrorist operations. The lies provided “plausible deniability” to the PLO and Yasser Arafat in the early 1970s. In September 1971, Fatah secretly established a terrorist unit called “Black September” to carry out major attacks on Israeli and Western targets, such as the murder of Israeli sportsmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Terrorist leader Salah Khalaf (aka Abu Iyad) wrote in his book Stateless that members of Black September “always denied any ties between their organization and Fatah or the PLO.”

The decentralization of Hamas today is vital to its operations and the survival of its leadership. Who is responsible for the kidnapping of the Israeli teens and the rocket barrage from Gaza launched at Israel? None of its leaders, Hamas claims. All of them, Israel insists. No one should absolve the terrorists’ leadership, even if the lines of authority are temporarily and purposely blurred.

Numbers Don’t Tell the Mideast Story

Talk of equivalencies in death tolls or ideas of vengeance are misapplied in the Israel-Hamas fight, where the two sides play by very different rules. Via Daily Beast:

“Under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, a nation has the right to defend its own citizens. But defending a nation under wartime conditions does not require the precision of “eye for an eye” justice.”

Hamas fires rockets the way Brazilians dance: all over the place. They have launched thousands of them at Israel since 2005—unsuccessfully but indiscriminately, without any regard to where they might land. (The Iron Dome, increasingly, ensures that those rockets never land.)

When it comes to its retaliatory airstrikes, Israel calls the cell phone numbers of the Palestinians whose houses are about to be bombed; they also drop leaflets from the sky warning residents to evacuate the area. And when it is time to fire, Israel retaliates with pinpoint accuracy. Unfortunately, there are still civilian dead.

Keeping track of bombs and body counts in Gaza and Israel defies the logic of analytics. If the ledgers of loss are imbalanced, don’t be fooled by the numbers. Disproportionate death tolls, tragic though they may be, are an excuse to place Israel in an utterly indefensible position.

Infographic: How Far Can Gaza’s Rockets Reach in Israel

Don’t fall for the typical palestinian canard that they have no weapons to defend themselves with except rocks. Everything about Grads and Qassams:

Qassam Rockets and Their Ranges

PA and Other Arab Reactions to the Gaza Crisis

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and President Mahmoud Abbas are not calling for Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israeli cities. Via Washington Institute:

The most striking aspect of ongoing Arab reactions to the latest Hamas-Israeli clashes is an act of omission: the Palestinian Authority (PA) and President Mahmoud Abbas are not calling for Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israeli cities. This contradicts Abbas’s recent declarations that the new PA government and its Hamas backers would honor past PA commitments regarding nonviolence against Israel. A new statement from Abbas’s office claims that “the Palestinians have the right to defend themselves by all legitimate means” against “Israeli escalation.”

In today’s latest twist, Abbas and the PA are not just calling for Israel to stop its airstrikes against Hamas targets inside Gaza. According to several plausible press reports, they are also threatening to haul Israel before the International Criminal Court for the “war crime” or “genocide” of responding to Hamas rocket attacks.
High-level U.S. statements, from President Obama on down, have so far not asked Abbas to account for the PA’s failure to oppose the Hamas rocket fire. Washington should unconditionally demand that Hamas stop shooting rockets into Israel — and that the PA fulfill its longstanding commitment to precisely that position.