Anne's Opinions

A couple of items in today’s news caught my attention today which I would classify in the category of post-Hannukah miracles (or Christmas miracles for those who are celebrating).

The first and more important item is that Human Rights Watch, the NGO generally more interested in accusing Israel of war crimes than in prosecuting the genuine and most egregious human rights abuses that are endemic in the Middle East, has finally seen fit to accuse Hamas of violating the laws of war with their indiscriminate rocket-fire into Israel:

Armed Palestinian groups firing rockets at Israeli cities violated the laws of war during Operation Pillar of Defense, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Monday.

“Palestinian armed groups made clear in their statements that harming civilians was their aim,” said HRW’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson. “There is simply no legal justification for launching rockets at populated areas.”

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