Gaza: The Usual Suspects Condemn Israel

(Gatestone Institute) Col. Richard Kemp - A week ago U.S. President Joe Biden ordered the elimination of al-Qaeda boss Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul. A few days later Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid ordered the elimination of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander Tayseer al-Jabari in Gaza. The strike against Jabari and his attack team prevented the deaths of innocent civilians. These were two of a kind: mass killers whose sole purpose was to inflict pain, death and destruction on ordinary decent people to bring about their vision of Islamic conquest. Francesca Albanese, UN Special Rapporteur on the "Occupied Palestinian Territories," described Israel's actions as "flagrant aggression" in breach of international law. This is pure fiction. Israel has made it clear that the strikes were to prevent an imminent threat to the Israeli population. Protecting its people from violent external attack is not only permitted under international law, it is the duty of every government. The writer, a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, was chairman of the UK's national crisis management committee, COBRA.

2022-08-08 00:00:00

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