that the frequency of investigations into the inhumane and unethical use of firepower against defenseless palestinian civilians by the idf should somehow negate any subsequent reports of the same? or that because similar atrocities in other conflicts have gone unreported; everyone should just ignore what israel is doing? whether or not the focus on israel's actions is based in anti-semitism does NOT change the judgement of those actions in terms of justice and humanity. unfortunately, anti-semitism is indeed a motive for some... but certainly not ALL...and definitely NOT goldstone! there's other reasons for the attention israel gets, david. don't forget...israel purports to be a righteous, just, and law abiding "democracy"... and so it draws attention to itself by maintaining a harsh 42 year old military occupation of a territory whose population has been severely oppressed in order to maintain and expand a network of settlements with the ultimate goal of completely removing that population. and it draws attention to itself with its policy of collective punishment against the gazans with a total siege that allows them only the most basic human essentials and has literally turned gaza into an open prison. and so yes, i WOULD expect the world to take notice when israel takes that collective punishment a step higher by unleashing the kind of aerial bombardment that it used against a defenseless, and captive, civilian population that had no means of escaping it. and i WOULD expect the world to take notice of the tremendously undue amount of death and destruction systematically wrought by idf ground forces, using artillery, tanks, and "bulldozers", when in fact, the idf itself boasted that it had met virtually NO resistance from hamas fighters. do YOU have an explanation for the ratio of civilians killed(which actually rose when the idf entered gaza), and the tremendous amount of devastation that was carried out by idf ground forces; when according to the idf, hamas militants chose NOT to fight?
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