The lunacy of Israel's "human shield" line against Hamas
Even before the current crisis, water was a rare commodity in Gaza (AFP).
Israel deploys dystopian propaganda to depict Hamas as taking its own people hostage.
The logic is straightforward: insofar as Hamas hides weapons in houses (illegitimate), Israel can bomb them as if they were military targets (legitimate).
Source: Al Jazeera
Devil's advocate: an argument for why Israel is a beneficent peacemaker.
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.
Source: The Washington Post
How Israel and the West destroyed peace in Palestine
Israel and much of the international community placed a prohibitive set of obstacles in the way of the Palestinian “national consensus” government that was formed in early June.
Source: The New York Times
What much of the world's media thinks is inconsequential to inform its viewers about the conflict in Gaza.
For example, what is the relationship between Israel and Gaza? All ABC says is that Gaza has been "governed since 2007 by the militant group Hamas…which rejects the existence of Israel." So apparently you don't need to know that Gaza is largely populated by the descendants of refugees who used to live in what is now Israel.
Source: Fair Blog
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