Lynn, the problem is this: As long as the West Bank remains occupied by Israel, the Palestinians can also claim to defend their country. So both sides seem to be under the impression that they have good reasons to defend themsel- ves. But that gives both parties not the right to intentionally harm civilians, which was the case here (the IDF knew exactly that they would kill his family and many of the neigh- bours when they levelled the house). And which is of course also the case when Palestinians are attacking Israeli civilians.
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