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Netanyahu: Palestinians Guilty of War Crimes

And, uniquely in the savagery of warfare – WAR CRIMES AGAINST THEIR OWN PEOPLE.

There is no denying it. Except in the White House and at Foggy Bottom, where President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry companied repeatedly about Palestinian deaths with the clear suggestion that Israel was at least partially to blame for them.

From Netanyahu’s remarks at the United Nations today:

And the truth is this: Israel was doing everything to minimize Palestinian civilian casualties. Hamas was doing everything to maximize Israeli civilian casualties and Palestinian civilian casualties. Israel dropped flyers, made phone calls, sent text messages, broadcast warnings in Arabic on Palestinian television, all this to enable Palestinian civilians to evaluate targeted areas. No other country and no other army in history have gone to greater lengths to avoid casualties among the civilian population of their enemies. (Applause.)

Now, this concern for Palestinian life was all the more remarkable given that Israeli civilians were being bombarded by rockets day after day, night after night. And as their families were being rocketed by Hamas, Israel’s citizen army, the brave soldiers of the IDF, our young boys and girls, they upheld the highest moral values of any army in the world. (Applause.) Israel’s soldiers deserve not condemnation but admiration, admiration from decent people everywhere. (Applause.)

Now, here is what Hamas did. Here is what Hamas did. Hamas embedded its missile batteries in residential areas and told Palestinians to ignore Israel’s warnings to leave. And just in case people didn’t get the message, they executed Palestinian civilians in Gaza who dared to protest. And no less reprehensible, Hamas deliberately placed its rockets where Palestinian children live and play. Let me show you a photograph. It was taken by a France 24 crew during the recent conflict. It shows two Hamas rocket launchers, which were used to attack us. You see three children playing next to them. Hamas deliberately put its rockets in hundreds of residential areas like this — hundreds of them.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a war crime. And I say to President Abbas, these are the crimes, the war crimes, committed by your Hamas partners in the national unity government which you head and you are responsible for. And these are the real war crimes you should have investigated or spoken out against from this podium last week. (Applause.)

Ladies and gentlemen, as Israel’s children huddle in bomb shelters and Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense knocked Hamas rockets out of the sky, the profound moral difference between Israel and Hamas couldn’t have been clearer. Israel was using its missiles to protect its children. Hamas was using its children to protect its missiles. (Applause.)

Where was the outrage from the United States about what the Palestinians were doing? Why all the equivalency from Obama and “It’s a helluva pinpoint operation” Kerry.

“Part of the reason why we’ve been pushing so hard for a cease-fire is precisely because it’s hard to reconcile Israel’s legitimate need to defend itself with our concern with those civilians,” Obama said August 1. Essentially, while Obama did note that Hamas was contemptibly hiding behind civilians, he was also succumbing to the tactic with his constant lamentations and demands for a ceasefire.

The cause of the civilian casualties was not the Israeli assault on Gaza, but the circumstances that led to it. Pressing early and hard for a ceasefire was counterproductive in that, if successful, it would have inhibited Israel from eliminating the threat.

Fortunately, Israel, against the advice of the United States, continued its fight against Hamas for a substantial and maybe even sufficient amount of time. I haven’t heard much about Hamas rockets being launched into Israel lately, have you?

And that will limit Palestinian casualties in the future. And maybe the Palestinians will think twice next time about voting into power a terrorist organization.

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19 Responses to Netanyahu: Palestinians Guilty of War Crimes

  1. He could have included the US in his tirade about war crimes as our government drops bombs and drones into countries without real knowlege of who is being hurt, if anyone. There hasn’t been a declaration of war against anyone, so our actions of violence could be construed as terrorist acts or war crimes against people unknown in foriegn lands.
    MrObama has no idea how many innocent civilians have been killed as collateral damage by his weaponized drones over the years.
    Now, MrObama is dropping bombs onto buildings, depots and who knows what else in Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and where else.
    The WhiteHouse has just bragged that it bombed and destroyed a major utility in Syria, supposedly operated by a terrorist group. Do we know who was in the building as it was bombed, was the head engineer, the secretary, the payroll clerk, or the janitor inside and subsequently killed by our actions? No we don’t.

    Our leaders are at war with a shadowy group peopled by savages who use ancient means to overcome the population. They can’t be defeated by jet planes dropping bombs on buildings.
    There is no stated goal for our violence, no victory expected, and no way to know if the terrorists are defeated.
    This is no way for the US to conduct a war, this is not how Americans want to be, and no, MrPresident, this is not how we “roll”.

        • Amateur hour but Obama is a very dangerous idiot. He’s been killing lots of innocent people with drones for years and now throwing bombs at who knows who or what? Obama has no idea who he is killing, probably not the blood thirsty ISIS as they are advancing to Bagdad now. And Obama criticizes Israel? Obama is a regular killing machine who isn’t warning anyone in these buildings when they throw the 500 pound bombs — like Netanyahu did!

  2. Samantha Power anywhere to be found? Conveniently absent? Hiding under a desk? Huddling with Palestinians?

    Good on Netanyahu . He’s got nothing to lose in the court of public opinion. And the UN is ruled by a bunch of tin horn dictators that we pay for.

    • Barry has none of Bibi’s eloquence and gravitas. Obama is on the JV debating team, while Netanyahu graduated “summa cum laude” years ago.

  3. The World conspiracy is not a theory.

    Israel was a concept before it became a State and today is a State like no other. In fact it is the only Country in the World that has never defined its borders since its Declaration of Independence and now is ready to expand its territory through the use of any means.

    All Media and the many US politicians on payroll of Israel demand the US ground troops involvement to fight a new World War in place of Israel. After Al Qaeda and ISIS these phantom legions financed by Zionist sponsors will continue to appear on first page until the US troops will be obliged to intervene.

    Obama is aware of it and feels stuck in a quicksand

    The stalemate will go on until Jeb Bush will become US president, then …

    How could anyone still believe the story of Osama Bin Laden?

    http://www.wavevolution.org

  4. i admire B. Netanyahu so much. He laid it out there, and didn’t mince words at the UN, unlike our President who talks out of both sides of his mouth(or just relays what Valerie tells him to) , and still can’t quite bring himself to be proud to be an American. . Our countrys leaders have acted atrociously to Israel, and hope that someday we will have a President and leaders that can mend the relationship.

  5. Netanyahu’s speech was, as usual, the best, he really knows how to state the truth and facts, not like Kerry and Obama, who have decided to take the Palestinian side which is treasonous because Israel is our ally.

    Kerry and Obama bankroll Hamas which is a terrorist group just like ISIS. Pure treason for Obama and his minions to fund terrorists. Nothing like funding terror groups that chop peoples’ heads off. You can’t make this stuff up. God will get you Obama.