They know how to tug on the West’s guilty heartstrings. They know no one, or hardly anyone, will stop to consider the fact that the Jews didn’t send 200+ rockets into Germany before the real Holocaust. They know no one, or hardly anyone, will consider how grotesque is an analogy between the calculated murder of six million innocents and the casualties resulting from an entirely justified military action.
Beirut- A wave of Israeli air strikes on Hamas bases in Gaza that killed more than 195 people and wounded scores more reverberated across the Middle East on Saturday, as graphic images of the dead and wounded were beamed to millions watching Arab satellite channels.
The Israeli attacks, in response to stepped up rocket salvos by militants in Gaza, drew dire warnings of retaliation from Hamas and threatened to ignite outrage on the streets of Arab nations whose governments were accused by critics of doing little to help the Palestinians in Gaza.
Protests erupted in Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and in the Jordanian capital Amman, where demonstrators urged Hamas fighters to “destroy Tel Aviv.” Protests were also reported in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The Israeli attacks were called a “massacre” and “Holocaust” by Hamas spokesmen in Gaza, their voices broadcast over images of piled bodies in a morgue and wounded youths being tended on the floors of Shifa Hospital, which was overwhelmed with casualties. In one lingering image, a man kissed the head of a dead child carried out of the hospital.
Sheikh Yussuf al-Qaradawi, an influential Muslim cleric, decried what he called the “silence” of the Arab world and urged “the entire Islamic nation to stand against this criminal and savage aggression,” in comments broadcast on the popular satellite channel Al-Jazeera….