Disproportionate Denunciations: Israel Under Attack In The Court Of Public Opinion [Commentary]

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Nov. 7 2017, Updated 2:43 a.m. ET

Commentary by Noah Beck – When observers describe or denounce Israeli military actions as “disproportionate,” they glibly assume sweeping legal conclusions without the necessary proof or analysis. But a dispassionate review of the evidence indicates that it is Hamas, and not Israel, that has committed war crimes.

Hamas’ indiscriminate rocket and missile attacks – which now total about 3,500 in the last month – target primarily Israeli civilians. The effects of Hamas’ attacks have been serious (contrary to what most media reports suggest):

b) shutting down Israel’s biggest airport, blocking 90 percent of incoming and outgoing passengers,

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c) forcing about 8 million people to live on the edge 24/7, fearing that if their missile defense system or scramble to shelters falters, they could die,

d) constant interruptions throughout the day and night, with as little as ten seconds to find shelter,

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