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Israel Guilty of Disproportionate Attacks by not Wiping Out Hamas

The only thing disproportionate is the world’s hatred of Israel.
A miracle, and instructions from Home Front Command, saved hundreds from death when a Grad missile fired by Hamas struck a gas station in Ashdod. Most civilians were in their bomb shelters at the time.

A miracle, and instructions from Home Front Command, saved hundreds from death when a Grad missile fired by Hamas struck a gas station in Ashdod. Most civilians were in their bomb shelters at the time.
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International condemnation of Israel is beginning to mount for its supposed “disproportionate response” to Hamas’ latest and escalated missile and rocket war on Israel, but Western leaders do not state what exactly is a “proportionate” response.

The United States, United Nations and the European Union constantly take the lead in pleading for Israel to show “restraint” and not to “escalate” violence after Palestinian Authority attacks, whether from Judea and Samaria, controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, or from Gaza.

What really ruffles the feathers of the Western bleeding hearts is that Israel kills more terrorists and civilian shields in Gaza than the number of Israeli citizens and soldiers who are killed by rocket and missile fire from Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other “unity government” allies.

“The rising death toll has sparked international concern over the proportionality of Israel’s response to rocket fire from Gaza,” The LA Times reported Sunday. “The rockets have struck deeper into Israel than in past conflicts, but have caused only one serious civilian injury. There have been no Israeli deaths as a direct result of a rocket strike.”

It simply is not a fair fight, according to the media establishment and the bleeding heart lefties. Hamas fires inaccurate missiles while Israel uses pinpoint aerial bombing raids to eliminate terrorists.

According to that logic, when Hamas fires rockets that land in open areas in Israel, Israel should fire at open areas in Gaza.

Hamas got “lucky” on Sunday when shrapnel from a rocket seriously injured a 16-year-old boy in Ashkelon. Presumably, Israel should have responded by seriously injuring an innocent 16-year-old Arab.

When Hamas terrorists kidnapped three Israeli yeshiva teenagers a month ago in the Hebron area, Israel promptly clamped a curfew on dozens of Palestinian Authority villages in a search for the boys, who more than two weeks later were found murdered.

Before their bodies were discovered. Israel was vilified for inflicting supposed  “collective punishment” on the Palestinian Authority by looking for the murderers. Days after the bodies were found, Jewish hoodlums barbarically kidnapped and burned to death a 16-year-old Arab from Jerusalem.

The depraved crime was a wrenching punch in Israel’s collective gut, but according to Western logic, the Israeli government itself should have carried out the unthinkable act of kidnapping three Arabs and killing them.

No one would suggest such a horrid thought.

And no one should anyone suggest that Israel react to every missile and rocket attack on its citizens by responding with the same number of rockets and the same results.

A proportionate response to the intention to kill is to kill before the intention is fulfilled.

Why don’t police in American cities, or in any other civilized place in the world, shoot and kill someone trying to kill them? Shouldn’t they wait until the killer “succeeds” before responding?

Of course, then it is too late, but that is a small detail that would ruin the principle of a “proportionate response.”

The real reason that “proportionate response” applies primarily to Israel is the world cannot stand seeing Jews have the upper hand.

Some of the worst condemnations come from American Jews, for whom Israel is supposed to be a nice doggie that woofs when his master, not God but the American liberal Jewish community, says, “Sit.”

They can’t stand Israel being anything that is not an expression of their own attempt at being good Americans by encouraging a State of Israel that doesn’t upset the apple cart of the “loyal American Jew” who needs to be trusted by his non-Jewish government. Israel must not do anything that jeopardizes American Jews’ standing as good loyal Americans. Israel is supposed to be nothing but a safe haven for other Jews who suffer from anti-Semitism in Russia and France, among other countries.

Israel must not be too religious, lest it make it difficult for the top-heavy non-Orthodox American Jewish community to identify with it and according to the American Constitution.

Israel as a nice doggie makes the liberal Jewish American establishment feel safe from anti-Semitism.

A disproportionate response by Israel would make Israel too strong for any American administration, whether headed by Obama , Reagan, Clinton, Bush or whoever is next, to call the shots in the Middle East.

And what would happen if Israel played nice doggie and refrained from killing those who try to kill Israelis?

The Israeli Air Force has eliminated thousands of rockets in Gaza. If they were still in the terrorists’ stockpile, it is more probable, and still is possible, that one or two would kill Israelis. Lots of us.

And you know what the international response would be?

Gee, you see what happens when you don’t sit down and make peace with Hamas.

Arf, arf.

(In the CNN clip below from 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, then-New York Mayor Bloomberg said at 1:00 in the video, “There is no such thing as a proportionate response to terrorism.”)

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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141 Responses to “Israel Guilty of Disproportionate Attacks by not Wiping Out Hamas”

  1. What is the virtues of a Proportional attack and just what is a Proportional attack? In my book a Proportional attack is you murder one of our people I will kill 1,000 of your, you murder 2 of mine I will kill 10,000 of yours! Get the POINT!? Stop murdering my people are there won’t be any of your people left to murder my people!

  2. lol yeah right.. what are Israeli supposed to do? walk over with flowers and candy and ask nicely to stop firing missiles at civilians?? O.o a multitude of 10,000lbs bunker buster gets the point across much more effectively that firing at civilians is not acceptable behavior. Israel has gone above and beyond to protect civilian collateral damage.. G-D bless Israel

  3. Carolin Knox says:

    As an american Jew, I personally wpuld like to see Israel re-take Gaza. That is the only way to get any quiet. Sort of.

  4. I stand with and pray for Israel.

  5. Ivan Masarik says:

    No , you shoot rockets you get forceful reply…..!

  6. Kahane was right. Self hating Jews should go live with their good friends the ” Palestinians “.

  7. no there guilty of being to good to those Hamas palaistinians terrorist and should have kicked there ass years ago.

  8. Kick their asses!!! They have been begging for it!! Give it to them!!!

  9. Raine Balite says:

    it’s not tit for tat. you do whats necessary to subdue and conquer your enemies.

  10. Barbara Ann says:

    God will curse those who curse Israel :)

  11. Hamas has bitten off a lot more than it can chew.

  12. Go Israel. God will protect the IDF and his people

  13. Yes, but soon the illegal state of the Arabs will be permanently broken.

  14. I know I’m “preaching to the choir” here, but really this is quite crazy; there is no such thing as a disproportionate act; there is only the act of stopping the terror; whatever it takes. We are not negotiating for a better price for girl scout cookies; we’re trying to save the Jewish Nation!

  15. Remember those children’s sports leagues where everyone gets a trophy and nobody “wins”? The gentiles want to set up a summer league for Israel and the Arabs. Stick the trophies where the sun doesn’t shine.

  16. America loves Israel!!

  17. Paula Martin says:

    Um, wasnt it 3 Israeli teens who were found dead first and no one did anything? Israel didnt even launch the first missel… It WAS hamas who fired the first rockets from Gaza! You attack a country, you can expect they will fight back! At least Israel warned the civilians to leave Gaza before striking. Hamas did not…

  18. Karen Bryant says:

    If it was any other country they would have wiped out Hamas. Israel has been patient and shown a great deal of restraint and mercy.

  19. Too bad! What did they think would happen when Israel finally decided to defend herself?! What? Is Israel supposed to set aside all their technology and go back to the stone age with them?!

  20. Too bad! What did they think would happen when Israel finally decided to defend herself?! What? Is Israel supposed to set aside all their technology and go back to the stone age with them?!

  21. Holy Nation of Israel !

  22. Holy Nation of Israel !

  23. Claude Amiel says:

    Dear Jordan I praise your commitment and tenacity I wish all of us will not stay on the sidelines god bless you and your entire family

  24. elliminate islam!

  25. Barbara Ann says:

    If you reference the true law (the law of God Almighty) you will see Israel was appointed and given by God. The law of man has no standing if it contradicts Gods law.

  26. what other nnationn tells the ennemy there going to bomb here this day get real its nnot disperportionnate enough hit them till there ability to strike bback are dismall

  27. what other nnationn tells the ennemy there going to bomb here this day get real its nnot disperportionnate enough hit them till there ability to strike bback are dismall

  28. Barbara Ann says:

    There is one God you will see :)

  29. Barbara Ann says:

    There is one God you will see :)

  30. Gaza has Ben Palestinian since 2005. What are you talking about?

  31. what a crock Israel is only defending herself and I applaud B.Netanyahu for the love for his people. Wish we could say the same here.!!!!! Why dos the world not ask hamas to show restraint they are the murderers

  32. better a strong israel. a weak israel would be even more disrespected.

  33. better a strong israel. a weak israel would be even more disrespected.

  34. Victory does not equate guilt.

  35. Tom Harmon says:

    hit them HARDER!!!!

  36. Tom Harmon says:

    hit them HARDER!!!!

  37. Jane Folkard says:

    Don’t worry about world hatred Israel. You are the apple of Gods eye.

  38. ISIS just created an extremest caliphate Islamic State in Iraq. … let Hamas and any other extremist Palestinians move there.

  39. ISIS just created an extremest caliphate Islamic State in Iraq. … let Hamas and any other extremist Palestinians move there.

  40. ISIS just created an extremest caliphate Islamic State in Iraq. … let Hamas and any other extremist Palestinians move there.

  41. Wil Son says:

    Am yisrael chai (עם ישראל חי)

  42. Wil Son says:

    Am yisrael chai (עם ישראל חי)

  43. How asinine! But that is what the ragheads always say, going back to 1948.

  44. How asinine! But that is what the ragheads always say, going back to 1948.

  45. How asinine! But that is what the ragheads always say, going back to 1948.

  46. Why Nena says:

    hurrah Yisrael…God have mercy of the entire world

  47. Jane O'grady says:

    We support Israel! God bless and protect Israel.

  48. Disproportionate! What are they trying to say. Good on Israel for standing up to Hamas and terrorism. Israel in my opinion should go in 100% and rid the earth of this evil.

  49. Barry Gibson says:

    Israel has a right to defend.go israel

  50. Interesting the Jewish press allows all the hateful Arabs post here amazing

  51. Interesting the Jewish press allows all the hateful Arabs post here amazing

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