Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
Duncan, you asserted that Israel could threaten to deprive the Palestinians of water as a way of preventing anyone else applying pressure upon Israel to end that occupation. When I pointed out the enormity of that crime against humanity you had the gall to claim: d: "Self defence is no crime." Under your very own argument it can not be an act of self defense, because the people you are threatening are not the people who are threating YOU. It is "extortion". It is "blackmail". It is "holding the Palestinians as hostage". It is many other things beside. But "self-defense"? No, duncan, it requires a very warped mind indeed to think that.