06 January 2009

Top 5 Lies about Israel’s Assault on Gaza [news story]

Article: Top 5 Lies about Israel’s Assault on Gaza
Source: Les dessous de l’information mondiale-Downside World News (eldib.wordpress.com)
Link to Full Story: http://eldib.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/top-5-lies-about-israels-assault-on-gaza/

Israel’s violation of the cease-fire predictably resulted in retaliation from militants in Gaza who fired rockets into Israel in response. The increased barrage of rocket fire at the end of December is being used as justification for the continued Israeli bombardment, but is a direct response to the Israeli attacks, notes Jeremy Hammond.

Lie #1: Israel is only targeting legitimate military sites and is seeking to protect innocent lives. Israel never targets civilians.

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated pieces of property in the world. The presence of militants within a civilian population does not, under international law, deprive that population of their protected status, and hence any assault upon that population under the guise of targeting militants is, in fact, a war crime.

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