armed militias are only frowned upon when they are shiite and oppose Israel and the west. Where is the outrage over Sunni militias in Iraq, Kurdish militias? Some would point to the kurdish militias by reminding us of the violence kurds have been subjected to and their need for an armed militia for defense. The same people should look in the mirror and observe that the lebanese did live under occupation for 20 years, shiites primarily bearing the brunt of the IDF troops in southern Lebanon.
IDF strikes Gaza targets in response to rocket fire (Haaretz)
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