The situation becomes even more dangerous
, as Hamas extends its reach all the way to Israel’s eastern region where its nuclear facility at Dimona lies.
It staggers the mind to think that many within the Finnish media still believe Hamas’ rockets are mere annoyances. They have killed four Israelis since Hamas increased the volume of rockets being launched at Israel when it declared an end to its six month truce.
The article makes notes that “Israel’s military chiefs are worried about the increased range of Hamas’ rockets“, which IMHO, couldn’t have taken place without help, of Iran.
Here in Finland, we have so called “experts”, like Tapio Kujala
, (email him here
) Head of the Learning and Science Department at the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, who made light of Hamas’ rocket capabilities the other day, deeming them to being nothing more than “iron tubes”, though they have murdered four Israeli civilians in less than a week. Kujala also believes that Israel’s targeted strikes shouldn’t be causing so many civilian casualties either, which shows just how much he knows about warfare and the rules that govern it. Maybe he should read in full, the following article by Dore Gold, who knows
what he’s talking about.
by Dore Gold
Alan Dershowitz noted two years ago: “Proportion must be defined by reference to the threat proposed by an enemy and not by the harm it has produced.” Waiting for a Hamas rocket to fall on an Israeli school, he rightly notes, would put Israel in the position of allowing “its enemies to play Russian Roulette with its children.”
Israel is WELL WITHIN HER RIGHTS to go after Hamas targets, and if it means, regrettably, the killing of civilians while going after those targets, so be it. Read Dore Gold’s essay and respond with your thoughts in the comment section, especially if you happen to be a Finnish journalist who disagrees, I would love the chance to exchange comments with you. KGS
There were growing fears in Israel last night that Hamas missiles could threaten its top-secret nuclear facility at Dimona. Rocket attacks from Gaza have forced Israelis to flee in ever greater numbers and military chiefs have been shaken by the size and sophistication of the militant group’s arsenal. In Beersheba, until a few days ago a sleepy desert town in southern Israel, there is little sign of the 186,000 inhabitants. Schools are closed and the streets of shuttered shops echo with the howl of sirens warning of incoming rockets.