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Yochanan Gordon's opinion piece, entitled "When Genocide is Permissible," wonders if the mass obliteration of a people would be justified if used as a means for Israeli military to "achieve its goal of sustaining quiet."
“Hamas has stated forthrightly that it idealizes death as much as Israel celebrates life,” Gordon wrote. “What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than obliterate them completely?”
Gordon said that the UN and U.S. are "completely out of touch" and criticized networks like CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera for only focusing on the "majority of innocent civilians who have lost their lives."
"Anyone who lives with rocket launchers installed or terror tunnels burrowed in or around the vicinity of their home cannot be considered an innocent civilian," he continued. He concluded:
“If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?”
The Times of Israel quickly deleted the post, but as Noah Smyth pointed out, the original headline remains in the URL.
I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?
a reply to: Willtell
The Germans also had excuses for their crimes against the Jews
Don't Human beings ever learn?
originally posted by: rebelv
a reply to: Willtell
I think HAMAS and Israel are getting lot's of
innocent people killed.
originally posted by: tsingtao
how can you genocide an organization?
"A Hamas-affiliated imam in Gaza says the group will “exterminate” Jews and launches an anti-Semitic diatribe in a video broadcast on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV station. The video, made available by the Middle East Media Research Institute, shows the cleric as he conducts a sermon at a mosque in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. “”Our doctrine in fighting you (the Jews) is that we will totally exterminate you,” he says. “We will not leave a single one of you alive, because you are alien usurpers of the land and eternal mercenaries.”