Self-Defense Against Peace
Israel's Unjust War on Gaza

Mandel, Michael

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  05/02/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX8453

Legally and morally, an aggressor cannot rely upon self-defence to justify violence against resistance to its own aggression. The most plausible reason Israel is fighting Hamas (and the PLO before it) is 'self-defence', not against rockets and mortars, but against having to make peace with the Palestinians on the basis of the pre-1967 borders as required by international law.

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