CJK 48. You're wrong. Hamas is civilian as well as military. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 26.10.09 | 17:28 (IST)

    "only through this deliberate blindness could goldstone conclude that the gaza police were a civilian agency. only this moral blindness could result in calling the hamas assembly building a civilian structure." Hamastan functions like any state. It has a military as well as a civilian side. The two often have overlaps, but they are distinct. The Hamas assembly is a civilian political body for administering Gaza, just like the Knesset. And just as MKs can threaten in the Knesset to destroy Gaza and IDF generals attend meetings in the Knesset and often get elected to it, and MKs have mostly served in the IDF, so there are links between the military and civilian sides of the Hamas state in Gaza. When targetting you have to distinguish between the two, just as anyone targetting Israel would have to do. Or would you regard the Knesset and MKs as totally legitimate targets? If so would you support the release of the PFLP team who assassinated that Israeli tourism minister?

    from the article: Investigating the IDF would be the real war crime
    First published 01:00 26.10.09 | Last updated 09:45 26.10.09
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