WHILE ISRAHELL'S SOLDIERS SLAUGHTER INNOCENTS, IT TRIES TO JUSTIFY ITS ONGOING BLATANT GENOCIDE
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Date: Saturday, 2-Aug-2014 08:13:51
An Israeli newspaper appeared to attempt to avert a backlash on Friday evening, when it removed a post entitled 'When Genocide is Permissible' from its website less than a minute after it was uploaded.
The post, made live on The Times of Israel website at 5:36pm, was written by Yochanan Gordon regarding Israel’s current offensive in Gaza.
More than 1,400 Palestinians have died in the almost month-long war, and nearly 7,000 wounded. Israel says that alongside the deaths of 63 of its soldiers, two civilians and a Thai national have died and more than 400 have been injured.
“We are at war with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people. Nothing, then, can be considered disproportionate when we are fighting for our very right to live,” the piece argues.
"[the US and the UN are] completely out of touch with the nature of the foe [Hamas]” and “therefore not qualified to dictate or enforce the rules of this war," he continues, writing hours after a ceasefire between the two sides announced by the UN and US on Thursday disintegrated.
“Hamas has stated forthrightly that it idealizes death as much as Israel celebrates life. What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than obliterate them completely?”
“Anyone who lives with rocket launchers installed or terror tunnels burrowed in or around the vicinity of their home cannot be considered an innocent civilian,” he writes.