UN Report on Gaza Ignores Who Started the War

(Ynet News) Ron Ben-Yishai - The UN report on the 2014 Gaza war fails to mention that Hamas is the one which opened fire and initiated the fighting, and it gives no weight to the fact that Israel did everything in its power to reach a ceasefire before moving on to a full-scale counterattack. The report also does not emphasize sufficiently that Hamas intentionally opened fire on Israeli civilians, while the IDF did everything in its power to minimize civilian casualties. This fact makes all the difference between Hamas and Israel. If the report's wording indicates that there are two sides here with the same combat ethics and the same operational procedures, the report no longer reflects reality. Hamas - which began bombarding Beersheba and Tel Aviv - brought a disaster on itself. The report's conclusions serve as a warning against what might happen to Israel in the international arena if a war breaks out in the north with Hizbullah, which has placed a considerable part of its heavy rockets and missiles inside houses.

2015-06-24 00:00:00

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