UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said Tuesday that he respects the legitimacy of Israel’s right to defend itself, but also called on Israel to limit its reaction to ongoing Hamas rocket fire at Israeli civilians.

According to a report on the Hebrew-language Ynet website, Mr Ban also said his organization rejected the terror gang’s use of hospitals and other civilian sites for military purposes.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Secretary General that Israel is trying hard not to harm civilians, but pointed out that Hamas’ strategy is to implant fighters amongst the civilian population in order to ensure civilian casualties.

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  1. If they know that Israel has that military power why then launched those rockets indiscriminately by the hundreds and even thousands with the intent to murder or massacre civilians? Why would they complain disproportionate actions, who would go to war to defend one’s country without counting the cost and jeopardizing the soldiers? It is never Israel’s fault about those casualties of war having warned those people to evacuate, but yet the other side made them human shield. Do they mean that Israel will not shoot back while the enemies are shooting at them? Where in the laws of war is this found making people as human shield? It is to win the propaganda war at the expense of those human shield. This is terrorism and should be suppressed valuing death more than life.

  2. Ban ki moon you are an idiot! PLEASE take a trip to Israel and go to Sderot or Ashkelon or Ashdod for a few days then you maybe you will understand why Israel HAS to defend herself with everything she has got. Why don you tell your friends Hamas to stop firing rockets?

  3. Why should a nation limit their reaction to attacks on their civilians? Has any nation in history other than Israel been asked to do that? Did anyone expect the US to limit their reaction to 9-11? No. Why should they? Israel needs to destroy Hamas once and for all. That civilians die is tragic but all civilian deaths in this conflict are squarely on Hamas’ hands.

  4. God Almighty bless, Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu. Israel holds a strong defense with the bravest and best educated soldiers in the world. You defeat your evil enemies and with all your knowledge of living daily with those evil enemies. Save the world from this evilness. Amen

  5. Ki Moon and Kerry: I respect the right of Israel to defend itself, but they shouldn’t. My question –still unanswered– who is Hamas and who are civilians, and how do we know? (A soldier passes and they lay down a weapon =civilian, till he passes and then picks it up and shoots him in the back? =Hamas)

  6. Israel is already showing remarkable restraint! Screw Ban Ki Moon and any other jerk who tells Israel how to protect itself! He should be deploying armies to kill Hamas instead of criticizing Israel! Go get em Israel, stop the enemy and destroy all the rockets from Gaza and the rest of the hostile regions.

  7. Israel is already showing remarkable restraint! Screw Ban Ki Moon and any other jerk who tells Israel how to protect itself! He should be deploying armies to kill Hamas instead of criticizing Israel! Go get em Israel, stop the enemy and destroy all the rockets from Gaza and the rest of the hostile regions.

  8. Israel is already showing remarkable restraint! Screw Ban Ki Moon and any other jerk who tells Israel how to protect itself! He should be deploying armies to kill Hamas instead of criticizing Israel! Go get em Israel, stop the enemy and destroy all the rockets from Gaza and the rest of the hostile regions.

  9. This is such a silly concept. What do you mean Israel has the RIGHT to defend herself? What a dumb question. Of course Israel, or anyone, has the right to defend themselves. Should we let ourselves be beaten over and over and wait until we are given permission to defend? How ludicrous! They’re asking the wrong question. The right question is, “Should Israel expel all non-Jews from her land, ALL her land?” Now that’s a good question.

  10. Are you out of your mine Ban ki Moon.Go Israel all the way and finish your clause.Don’t listen to your right or left or even hear them.Charge right in to enemy’s eyes.Victory is in your hands.Your God is Lord of many hosts.Amen!

  11. move quickly and decisively… remember George Bush ALSO stopped Israel before they could FINISH the job in Lebanon!! AND GEO BUSH PREVENTED Israel from destroying the Iranian Nuclear Facilities BEFORE they were this horrendous level of THREAT!!!

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