But What About Hamas's Rockets?
Publisher: The Intercept
Date Written: 14/05/2021
Year Published: 2021
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX24340
We must be clear: What started this immediate horror was the intensification of Israels ethnic-cleansing campaign against Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
The Israeli and U.S. governments indeed all Western governments are promoting an insidious lie with a propaganda campaign to make Hamas the central issue of this bloodbath. The refrain, repeated over and over, that Israel has a right to self-defense, is intended to give Israel a shield of impunity and to justify its crimes against humanity. The U.S. position is that Israel has the right to self-defense, but the Palestinian people do not. Yet anyone who speaks of the horrors meted out against the overwhelmingly defenseless Palestinians is presented with a demand to denounce the firing of rockets by Hamas into Israel. It is an effort to both sides what is an asymmetric campaign of terror waged by a nuclear power against a people who have no state, no army, no air force, no navy, and an almost nonexistent civilian infrastructure.