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My Take on the Ceasefire

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

For those of you who follow Israel_Shield on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I try to get information to you before you hear it on the news. You also know that I am VERY careful to release information only when it is confirmed and released by the IDF.

That is why this post is so difficult for me to write. Let me be perfectly clear, I have absolutely no information as to what is going on in Cairo. I have no idea why Netanyahu agreed at all to a ceasefire with a fanatic Islamic terror organization and I do not understand why he or anyone else (Obama) would ever contemplate accepting any terms by an organization that states loud and clear their goal of Israel’s destruction.

I have been feeding off Islamic news channels that are reporting a major breakthrough at the Cairo talks. I have heard everything from Netanyahu gave in to all Hamas’s demands to Hamas has agreed to let Abu Mazen take over Gaza.

Unfortunately, I have heard nothing from the Israeli side. My Prime Minister has kept complete and total silence and unlike the Gaza war where I had inside information, this time, I have nothing and it is making me VERY nervous.

The way I see it, there are one of three options here. 

1. Barack Obama has already held back missile delivery to Israel over this Gaza war and Mr. Obama is now threatening Netanyahu with some kind of apocalyptic threat.

As much as it is clear to me that Obama is no friend of Israel, I don’t believe Netanyahu would sell out, considering he knows Congress, the Senate and the majority of the American people understand that between Israel and Hamas, only Israel is a friend.

2. The second option is Netanyahu is waiting for Hamas to make a move and attack Israel. While Hamas has an impeccable record of screwing up and breaking ceasefires, this is a dangerous game of Russian Roulette Bibi is playing. All Hamas has to do now is keep a low profile and begin refurbishing its missiles without firing and call Bibi’s bluff. No missiles shot, Bibi can’t attack.

3. The third and most worrisome option yet most probable one is that Binyamin Netanyahu has given in to Hamas demands.

When I say Hamas demands I mean Bibi has given up on the demilitarization of Gaza demand as well as dropped the weapons blockade Israel has been holding on Gaza for the past 9 years and has also agreed to hold off all operations in Gaza including tunnel discovery, destruction and terrorist assassinations.

What has Hamas promised? Hamas has given us their word that they will not shoot at Israel (until their missile supply is fully refurbished!)

There is only one way for Israel to get out of this mess and that is if Hamas attacks. I know it sounds horrible but if they sit quiet and this ridiculous ceasefire goes through, Hamas will be busier than ever buying new missiles and digging new tunnels!

History of Cease-Fires Shows Israel as the Big Loser

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

President Barack Obama’s direct contact with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to devise a long-term cease-fire plan follows a long history of American and U.N. ventures that have flopped, all of them at Israel’s expense.

Egypt has been the power broker in trying to maintain a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel, and Obama is trying to put his foot in the Middle East door to reclaim American influence based by whittling down the popularity of Netanyahu.

His “poll numbers are a lot higher than mine” and “were greatly boosted by the war in Gaza,” Obama told Thomas Friedman of The New York Times last week. “And so if he doesn’t feel some internal pressure, then it’s hard to see him being able to make some very difficult compromises, including taking on the settler movement.”

It’s always the fault of the settlers. If it rains on the picnic, it is because of the settlers. If Obama’s popularity drops, it is because of the settlers who are an obstacle to his illusions.

The war against terror in Gaza has made Netanyahu even more popular. A Knesset Channel poll released this week shows that the Likud party that he heads would win almost 50 percent more seats than it now has in the Knesset if elections were held today. That translated into 28 mandates compared with 19.

Obama must be politically jealous of Netanyahu, considering the president’s dismal ratings.

Jealous or not, Obama has the habit of most previous presidents to pressure Israel, often by blocking or threatening to block military aid. That is what happened during the war, when Obama stopped the United States from shipping missiles to Israel, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Obama’s phone conversation with Netanyahu was reported as “combative,” nothing new for the two leaders who have distrusted each other during the president’s two terms of office.

The American government’s one-track mind for the “peace process” blocks out all reality, which is a lot different in the Middle East than in the United States. The Jewish Home party’s Housing Minister Ur Ariel said it in a matter of fact way on Thursday – “Americans don’t understand what is happening in the region.”

But that doesn’t stop Obama from throwing his weight around and bullying himself into Iraq, Syria and Egypt only to look like a fish out of water.

Like Carter, Clinton and even Reagan, Obama has the freedom to exploit Israel’s democracy and run roughshod over the government to “make peace” with cease-fires that make war.

That is what happened in 2012 to conclude the Pillar of Cloud campaign against Hamas terror, and that is what happened in 2009 to conclude the Operation Cast Lead campaign against terror.

That is what happened in 2006, when the United Nations and the United States brokered a cease-fire that ended the Second Lebanese War and promised the moon, whose location has not moved since. Hezbollah was supposed to be dis-armed under United Nations supervision, which is like Hamas agreeing to dis-arm under Mahmoud Abbas’ supervision.

“For proxies such as the Palestinian Sunni faction Hamas and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, the centuries old Islamic jurisprudence of Hudna (tactical truce) and Tahadiya (temporary calm) serve as a plausibly regrouping tactic that is continuously reshaped amid the changing face of modern warfare in the Middle East,” Israel Defense noted during the war.

Enter U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, whose “peace process” and ceasefires self-destruct.

He and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon orchestrated a humanitarian cease-fire last month. It lasted for 90 minutes. At least five other cease-fires failed.

Israel Defense reported, “Following the inability to transmute any ceasefire, Hudna or Tahadiya over the last decade into encompassing political progress, the tone is that ceasefires only exasperate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the medium-to long-term. Paradoxically, it is the achievement of these bitesize ceasefires as a short term benefit that has trampled on the utility of ceasefire.”

US Posture of Deterrence and Islamic Terrorism

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

According to the July 30, 2014 Rasmussen Reports, 59% of likely US voters believe that there is a global conflict between the Muslim World and Western civilization, only 17% disagree and 24% are undecided. Likely voters also believe that the “Arab Spring” does not bode well for the US.

The US posture of deterrence played a key role in bolstering Western civilization in face of intensifying threats, checking global violence and instability, bolstering the confidence of US allies, and constraining the maneuverability of rogue regimes.

However, the current perception of the US posture of deterrence among US Arab allies is reflected by a July 27, 2014 OpEd in the leading Saudi daily, A-Sharq al-Awsat, which is one of the most influential Arab newspapers, owned by the Saudi royal family: “…. Secretary John Kerry is representing a weak US administration…. He visits Baghdad to represent an administration that lacks decision-making. He shuttles between Tel Aviv and Cairo as a mediator with no real clout…. Barack Obama’s weak foreign policy is weighing on the deteriorating situation across the world…. Washington’s position on Egypt has changed over the course of the past three years in a manner which demonstrates America’s confused vision and weak foreign policy…. Obama did not even bother to issue a statement regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forcing Mosul’s Christians to flee. Obama’s increasingly isolationist policy is damaging Kerry’s credibility….”

In order to improve the US image in the Muslim World, President Obama issued a July 27, 2014 statement on the occasion of the Muslim holiday, Eid al Fitre:”…. In the United States, Eid reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” That statement was consistent with Obama’s June, 2009 speech at the University of Cairo: “America and Islam are not mutually-exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings…. Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality…. I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story…. Since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States…. [The] partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is….”

President Obama’s view of Islam has been reinforced by CIA Director, John Brennan, who was Obama’s Advisor on Counter-Terrorism: “Our enemy is not ‘terrorism’ because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not ‘terror’ because terror is a state of mind and as Americans we refuse to live in fear. Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘Jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because Jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenant of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one’s community….”

While Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman dread the clear and present lethal threat of Islamic, Jihadist terrorism – initially and mostly bankrolled by Saudi Arabia – President Obama claims that there is no Islam-driven terrorism or radicalism, but local cases of Al Qaeda, Taliban and ISIS terrorism and Major Nidal Hasan Ft. Hood “workplace violence.” Therefore, he ordered the revision of the US National Security Strategy and the training literature of the military, intelligence and homeland security agencies, deleting all references to Islamic terrorism. Thus, the Los Angeles Times editorial stated on June 8, 2010: “The [Obama] administration has assiduously avoided terms that recognize the distinct threat posed by those who cite Islam as a rationalization for terror.”

President Obama’s ideological ambiguity undermines operational clarity in the battle against Islamic terrorism. It further erodes the US posture of deterrence among increasingly vulnerable US Arab allies, who are also concerned about Obama’s core belief in multilateral diplomatic engagement of – rather than unilaterally confronting – rogue regimes, such as Iran.

The anxiety of Saudi Arabia and other pro-US Gulf states – which are afflicted by domestic and regional Sunni and Shite Islamic terrorism – was expressed by a series of July 2014 columns in A Sharq al Awsat. For examples, “… it is clear that the policy of withdrawal and isolationism practiced by President Barack Obama’s administration has helped set instincts loose, encouraging [Middle Eastern] groups and people who show no respect for peaceful coexistence…. What if Egypt was left to the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the wishes of the Obama Administration?…. The Obama Administration is still dithering and preoccupied with the illusion of an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program….”

The Arab Tsunami-driven threat of Islamic terrorism is not limited to the pro-US Arab regimes. It has afflicted India (the largest victim of Islamic terrorism), China (XinjIang province), Russia (Chechnya), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Thailand, the Philippines and Africa. It constitutes a clear and present threat to Europe and the US mainland, emboldened by US ideological and operational ambiguity and indecisiveness.

When it comes to “third down and ten yards to go” in the battle against Islamic terrorism, the US quarterback can rely on the Israeli wide receiver, which provides a uniquely reliable and effective battle-tested laboratory and training ground for America’s defense and homeland security forces and industries, the unconditional and democratic ally of the US.

Operation Protective Edge: The Ugly Truth!

Friday, August 8th, 2014

We won! Victory is ours! We accomplished our goals!

The internet was abuzz. Facebook celebrations. Twitter propoganda. The stench of the spin doctor. If only it were so.

Netanyahu and his crew are spitting out lies faster than they can print them. The copious declarations of our victory in Gaza. Military experts explaining to us how badly Operation Protective Edge damaged Hamas. (Funny how these same experts also maintain that a protracted campaign would require five years and cost us the lives of unknown numbers of Jewish soldiers. If this is the case, then they merely made a tiny dent into an absolute monster of a terror network.) Naturally these carefully well crafted statements were to be expected, yet they are still terrible to read. Military minds using pseudo-babble to argue a ridiculous assertion. The same kinds of expert voices that swore to us that Gaza would never become a place where rockets could reach Israel. The illusion of victory.

What victory?

The truth is painful. We lost. We are reeling as a nation, while Hamas gloats. Fatah is watching, and so is Hizbollah. And you better believe that Iran is taking notes. Don’t think for a moment that the image of the IDF pulling out of Gaza doesn’t embolden them.

Politicians can twist the story, but the facts say otherwise. When one looks at what Hamas accomplished and where Israel stands today, there can be no discussion. Hamas defeated Israel. They don’t need to demolish us or invade the country to seize a victory. During this long dry summer season, we had plenty of rain in Israel. Deadly storms. A month of qassams and death raining non-stop upon the country. A tiny country where, by the IDF’s own estimates, at least 70% of the populace are within the rocket range.

While Hamas fought like hordes of blood crazed jinn, Netanyahu undermined the war effort by appeasing Obama and Kerry and allowing world diplomacy to take over. Weeks of government spokesmen whining about “our rights.” Countless lectures and TV interviews extolling Israel’s code of “moral warfare” from right out of the pages of the Mapai manual. This is Israel’s policy of skewed mercy, which Nachmanides rightly called “the mercy of fools.” One unilateral nonexistent ceasefire followed by another, and then another. What was the end result? Vulnerable Jewish soldiers waiting around while Hamas slaughtered them. Many soldiers died, not in combat, but rather while waiting around to resume combat during Bibi’s sham ceasefires.

Hamas Accomplishments: The Facts

* Infrastructure and Leadership Largely Intact: The Hamas leadership is breathing and smiling. Operation Protective Edge didn’t reach them for the most part. Hamas retains an unknown labyrinth of fortified tunnels. We have no idea how many tunnels remain, because the IDF was focused on the ones that crossed our border. And while we are on the discussion of tunnels, how was such a complex network which required years to build constucted right under our noses? Did our leaders know about them and remain quiet? Or is Israel’s security so severely compromised in the 21st century? Edge: Hamas

* Arsenal: Hamas retains a huge arsenal of rockets and they easily can replenish what they lost. It won’t be long before they start firing at us again. This will be alright with Bibi until they start aiming at Central Israel. The double standard of the western Negev is intolerable and repugnant, and it is indicative of the discrimination of the Israeli elite. Translation: The primitives of the South can endure rockets. Wars are fought when Tel Aviv leftists are in the crosshairs. Edge: Hamas

Don’t Rebuild Gaza

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

We’ve seen this movie before. Hamas attacks Israel, Israel fights back. Israel destroys Gaza. International community rebuilds Gaza. Hamas attacks Israel…

It’s always the same thing, and everyone chooses to ignore the lessons each time.

It’s time the international community stops rebuilding Gaza. You’re wasting your taxpayer’s money and donations.

President Obama did everything in his power to save the Hamas Jihadis, I don’t know why, except that he and the State Department want them as the legitimate representatives of the Gazan people.

But Hamas is evil. Hamas is Jihadi, like ISIS and Al Qaida.

And as long as evil like Hamas exists, an evil that vows to destroy Israel, this cycle will simply play out again.

It’s time to acknowledge what has been published on these pages before – two states on this side of the Jordan river is a recipe for unending war.

Take your foreign aid money, use it to relocate the people from Gaza.

Gaza’s residents want to leave, even the ones that support Hamas. Stop ignoring what they want. Stop recreating this conflict over and over again.

You want to give them money. Give it to them, freely.

But give it to them as part of the opportunity for a fresh start, with dignity and peace (if they’re capable of that) – elsewhere.

And then leave us alone to destroy what remains of Jihadi Hamas, once and for all.

Barack “Hussein” Obama: Enemy of G-d

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
(Originally appeared on the author’s blog, reposted here with the kind permission of the author)
The post that likely got me banned from the Times of Israel. I say likely because I cannot be certain that it was this post and not another. One day I had a blog. I posted this piece and several hours later my blog was gone. My wife thought it was a glitch. I laughed at her and noted that they probably terminated my account. So I contacted them politely and informed them politely that I couldn’t log into my blog account. A while later I received a curt email informing me that my account was terminated for violating their policy against disseminating hatred. Evidently, rudeness as well as a religious commitment to selective censorship prevented them from informing me initially. A disclaimer at the bottom of the email noted that I am probably prohibited from publicising the content. No matter, since I had no intention of doing so. Nevertheless I did send them the following email. I neither expect a response nor care to.
 
If you would, could you specify what I wrote that constitutes hatred? Seems more like typical leftist censorship for those who don’t march to your Bolshevik beat. Personally I don’t know what I might have written that agitated you so. I’m sorry that the Times of Israel is yet another example of media censorship for those who truly love Am Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel. I for one will not change my position nor sanitize the words of survival that need to be said. Knowing your position on the matter, it is my pleasure to have been banned from your forum. 
 
I then added a “good evening”. Because I am not rude. And because unlike my censor, I prefer to reserve my anger to those who want my people destroyed. Political correctness be damned. And so I loudly and proudly declare to all who will listen.
 
“I was banned from the Times of Israel. And I am proud of it!” 
 
End of theatrics. Now let me vent about Obama. Everything applies except that Tisha Baav has come and gone and please G-d, may we see the Messiah before the next one comes around.
 
 
Most of us who view Barak “Hussein” Obama as a malignancy agree on a few things. He hates America and white people. He hates Israel. And he hates Jews. Some people believe that he is a closet Muslim. Personally, I don’t think he believes in any sort of a creator. I agree that he has a soft spot for Islam, not the theology per se (although his moral relativism sees Islam as a glorious faith) but rather because he shares the Arab/Islamic hatred for America and Israel. In that sense, it would be fitting for him to put a keffyah on his head. And while he practiced Islam in his early years, and spent years attending church, I believe that he is thouroughly godless. Nursed on communist, radical ideology, Obama wants to undo both the U.S. And Israel. “Rules For Radicals” is his holy book. The genocidal Arab/Muslim world is his greatest ally.
 
So it’s useless to tell Obama to read the Old Testament. If he’s a communist, it means nothing to him. If he’s a Muslim, then the Old Testament is the fraudulent Jewish infidels’ perversion of the prophets, as these usurpers would have it. Nevertheless, those of us who believe in the one and only Torah understand that The Almighty created the world and designated the Land of Israel as our eternal Jewish inheritance long before the pagan Arab world discovered an illiterate war-monger named Muhammad. And those of us who are uncompromisingly Jewish, will scream it out loudly and proudly. G-d gave us the land. Deal with it. If only our leaders had the kishkes to talk like this.
 
He’s Not The First
President Obama would never have happened were liberals honest enough to call a racist black man a bigot. Liberals love to quote Martin Luther King and his vision of a color blind society where men were judged “by the content of their character” rather than the color of their skin. But in practice, a racial double standard exists. The media whitewashed Obama’s ties to his bigoted preacher several years back during his first campaign against John McCain. Could you imagine if John McCain had attended a church for 20 years where the preacher was a white supremacist who regularly spewed racism from the pulpit? Imagine that this same bigot married McCain off to his wife, and that McCain considered him a mentor. McCain would have been rightfully and completely ostracized from politics and labeled a racist. He wouldn’t have been able to become head dog catcher in Arizona. Yet Obama went on to become President of the United States. Twice.
 
Other anti-Semites have become President of the United States. FDR, Carter, and Clinton are just a few whose policies led to the slaughter of Jews. Yet Obama is one of the worst, a dangerous man who spends so much time facilitating Israel’s destruction. Neither a crumbling U.S. economy (trillions in debt), rampant unemployment, plummeting ratings, nor the nuclear aspirations of a genocidal bent Iran concern him. America is being eroded from within by illegal immigration because the western border is like swiss cheese. Americans in the U.S. and abroad have been murdered by Muslims becase of his policy of releasing terrorists and failure to properly protect the nation and fight Islam. Domestically, “Obamacare” has left millions with expensive, little or no medical care. And still, Obama finds time to harass Israel.
 
Since first blundering his oath of office several years ago, Obama has consistently appeased the Arab/Muslim world and offended the U.S. and Israel. And once again, in this tumultuous war with Hamas, Obama is parading his Jew hatred on the international stage. He agrees with them. We are butchers of children, women, and the elderly. We are ethnically cleansing the Arabs.
Several years ago, Obama cited the Holocaust as the reason for the creation of Israel and the alleged displacement of “Palestinians.” He blamed us. Not the Arab/Islamic barbarians who twice rejected Partition Plans and then tried to finish Hitler’s work. Not the vipers who send human time-bombs into marketplaces. Not the fiends who have an entire country under siege from constant rocket fire. Israeli occupation and “outposts” are the problem. Not the death culture of Arab/Islamic blood worship and human sacrifice.
 
Barack’s “former” pastor, the racist Reverend Wright must be very proud of him. This is the Obama he wanted to see. The Barack “Hussein” Obama who hates America. The Obama whose smug stoic face barely masks his contempt for Israel. And now that Obama has openly sided with Hamas, his beloved preacher can smile. Truth be told, I don’t think Obama ever severed ties with his mentor. It was politically expedient at the time to disassociate himself prior to his first election, when dozens of Youtube videos exposed Wright as a deranged, demented racist.

It annoys me when liberal Jews, upset with Obama’s anti-Israel stance, portray him as “misguided or ill-informed.” He’s not ill informed. He knows precisely what he is doing. He is calculating and crafty. Previously, he had to hide his Jew hatred if he wanted mainstream liberal Jewry to vote for him. The media hid all the nasty dirt on him, such as his friendship with former unrepentant Weatherman terrorist, Bill Ayers, and his already referenced relationship with Wright. Now, well into his second term, Obama has nothing to fear. In this latest sadly ineffectual war against the Amalekite Arabs, Barack Obama openly chose the Arabs and Hamas and kicked Israel in the teeth. Hamas is the victim. Fatah is moderate and reasonable. Abbas is a political leader, not a holocaust denying disciple of the Mufti. Only the stubborn belligerent Jews in Israel are to blame. Obama is giving insane sums of financial aid to save Hamas from destruction. He wants Israel to immediately stop fighting while the Arabs come at us with their daggers at our throats. This is an open act of war against Israel.
 
We’ve all read transcripts of Obama’s disgraceful conversation with Netanyahu. I understand that spokesmen on both sides are denying the conversation, but the ones who leaked the story are insisting that it is authentic. And many reputable news sources are arguing likewise. Frankly, this is precisely how the arrogant Obama speaks to anyone who questions his authority. In person, you would have seen his stupid bony finger waving in Bibi’s face, as if he were scolding a child.
 
Truth Will Prevail
Obama is sealing his fate. What becomes of him in this world is anyone’s guess, but as long as he breaths air he will continue to wage war with Am Yisroel. When his term is over, he will make millions traveling the world with his reprehensable wife, and like Jimmy Carter he will spread his oral version of “The Protocols” to a morally bankrupt world who still believes that we drink Gentile blood. He will certainly get his due in the next world. Perhaps with G-d’s wisdom, we will merit to see his downfall in this world as well.
 
The Torah promises the nations of the world, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.” We Jews don’t need the world’s support. Our Divine covenant is eternal and irrevocable. And while we appreciate righteous Gentiles who support Israel with no hidden agenda, (assuming it does not abrogate Halacha or endanger the spiritual integrity of the nation, i.e. Missionizing), at the end of the day we will be fine. Our eternal covenant ensures our redemption, while the vipers of the world will have their heads crushed. But moral people in the U.S. need to heed the Bible’s promise, because it is directed to non-Jews. Obama’s path will seal America’s fate. Not merely because he is actively destroying the country. But rather, because the bible promises it. The eroding moral fabric of conservative America is proof of this, as Obama undermines the very notion of family and the sanctity of marriage, on the altar of moral relativism, sexual degeneracy and social perversion.
 
Today, we can see Barak Hussein Obama for who he is. The mask is gone. Let this rabid dog bark to himself in the oval office. There is no reason for Netanyahu to speak with him. Obama speaks with more respect towards the savages of Iran and the Wahhabi Saudi’s. He is the greatest friend Hamas ever had. And don’t expect the self-loathing losers of the Anti-Defamation League to defend Israel against Obama. Even if Abe Foxman comes out with some neutral, parve statement supporting Israel, Obama will remain unscathed. Too many liberal donors go gaga for this big-eared buffoon. And the ADL has a long history of showing a double standard against black anti-Semites.
 
Have no fear of Obama. From the Torah’s perspective, this can be viewed in a positive light. Now we have one choice. We can continue on the suicidal path of Shimon Peres and his morally bankrupt leftists, or we can turn to The Almighty and create a Torah State that both asserts our eternal right to the land, and presents the Jewish nation with the moral clarity to fight for it.
As the Fast of Av approaches and we mourn the destruction of the second Temple, the Jewish people have an opportunity to do collective, national repentance to alter our destiny. Please G-d, we will finally open our eyes and pursue the authentic Torah path, which will see the coming of the true Messiah.

US Condemns Israel for Bombing Terrorists near School

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

The U.S. State Dept. said Sunday it was “appalled” by an Israeli Air Force raid on terrorists near a school run by UNRWA and that Israel must “do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties.”

Hamas sources, which for some reason remain unquestioned by foreign and even Israeli media,  reported that 10 people were killed in the targeted strike on motorcycle terrorists near the school that was used to shelter approximately 3,000 Gazans.

“The IDF targeted three…Islamic Jihad…terrorists on board a motorcycle in the vicinity of an UNRWA school in Rafah,” the IDF announced.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was “outraged” at the attack on terrorists in a civilian area, as if there is a non-civilian area in Gaza where terrorists are located, called for those responsible for the “gross violation of international humanitarian law” to be held accountable. “This madness must stop,” he said , according to a spokesperson.

The harsh comments from Washington came one day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slobbered praise all over President Barack Obama and  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for their statements “regarding Israel’s right to defend itself against rockets and tunnels.”

The Geneva Convention clearly states in Article 51(7) of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, “The presence or movements of the civilian population or individual civilians shall not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations, in particular in attempts to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield, favor or impede military operations.”

U.S. State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who says what she is told to say, stated Sunday, “The suspicion that militants are operating nearby does not justify strikes that put at risk the lives of so many innocent civilians.”

Suspicion?

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