Here is yet another example of the high level of thought we get routinely from Leftists and Islamic supremacists. No wonder they won’t debate. “‘The Young Turks’ Host: Where is Hamas Supposed to Fire From?,” by Daniel Mael, Truth Revolt, August 7, 2014:
Cenk Uygur, a host of the liberal/progressive show The Young Turks, wondered on Twitter where Hamas was supposed to fire their rockets from as if to dismiss the concern:
TownHall Editor and FoxNews contributor Katie Pavlich was quick to highligh Uygur’s idiocy, responding via Twitter:
As Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz highlighted earlier this week, contrary to popular belief, Gaza contains vast expanses of land that the UN and Hamas do not highlight publicly:
There are dense parts of Gaza, especially Gaza City, Beit Hanoun and Khan Younis, but there are far less dense areas in Gaza between these cities. Just look at this population density map. Or look at Google Earth. The fact that these sparsely populated areas exist in the Gaza Strip raise several important moral questions: First, why doesn’t the media show the relatively open areas of the Gaza Strip? Why do they only show the densely populated cities? There are several possible reasons. There is no fighting going on in the sparsely populated areas, so showing them would be boring. But that’s precisely the point—to show areas from which Hamas could be firing rockets and building tunnels but has chosen not to. Or perhaps the reason the media doesn’t show these areas is that Hamas won’t let them. That too would be a story worth reporting. Second, why doesn’t Hamas use sparsely populated areas from which to launch its rockets and build its tunnels? Were it to do so, Palestinian civilian casualties would decrease dramatically, but the casualty rate among Hamas terrorists would increase dramatically. That is precisely why Hamas selects the most densely populated areas from which to fire and dig. The difference between Israel and Hamas is that Israel uses its soldiers to protect its civilians, whereas Hamas uses its civilians to protect its terrorists. That is why most of the Israeli casualties have been soldiers and most of Hamas’ casualties have been civilians. The other reason is that Israel builds shelters for its civilians, whereas Hamas builds shelters only for its terrorists, intending that most of the casualties be among its civilian shields.
Uygur then doubled-down on his bizarre remarks, responding to one Twitter user that Israel is firing “indiscriminately”:
According to a report from JNS.org, an international ethics analyst has stated that the IDF fulfilled all ethical requirements in Gaza:
The Israel Defense Forces carried out Operation Protective Edge in compliance with ethical requirements, according to Israel Prize laureate Professor Asa Kasher, who helped formulate the military’s Code of Ethics.
“We are fulfilling the ethical requirements,” he said, according toIsrael Hayom. “Every battalion commander has an officer in charge of locating civilians, and everything is overseen by too many lawyers, who help direct the operation on the ground. The number of casualties is irrelevant—it does not speak of omissions or any wrongdoing on the part of the IDF.”
Kasher said Israel’s operation is facing a torrent of aggressive criticism because “there are people whose perspective is very shallow.”
“[Critics] are shown photographs of a destroyed house and a doll’s severed leg, photographs that are sometimes even from Syria, and they cry out,” he said. “They do not understand anything and they feel the need to express a shallow sort of good-heartedness that has them momentarily identifying with the underdog.”