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Israel - Israeli-Palestinian conflict - War crimes


Israel tries to hit military targets

Attempts to find deliberate Israeli killing of civilians

The Palestinians try to kill civilians

The Hamas way of war

The Islamist way of war

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict - War crimes

There is no moral equivalence in warfare between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

The Israelis follow general Western ethics, where the lives of enemy civilians have value. It is true these were not always Western ethics, and in a fight against extinction might not be Western ethics again. But these are Western ethics in warfare now, and the IDF follows them.

The Palestinians, sadly, have no ethics in warfare. For them the rules of war are the same as for most armies in human history going back thousands of years. No morals. Anything goes. They deliberately target and kill civilians on the other side, and openly celebrate doing so, without any apparent shame. Polls show the majority of Palestinians support killing Jewish civilians.

The Israelis have a religion and a western philosophy that believes in basic human morality, where in war one should try only to attack military targets. The Palestinians, sadly, do not have a religion that defends basic human morality, and so their warfare is barbaric and racist, supporting the killing of all Jews, even children and infants. The Palestinians should be ashamed of their fighters, and ashamed of their war.

The 123 Israeli Children Killed by Palestinian Terrorists, 2000-05.
All deliberately. None as collateral damage. All as the intended target.

Summary - Israel tries to hit military targets. The Palestinians try to kill civilians.

The Palestinian way of war.
Picture credit unknown. Tell me here.

Of course, this is only one aspect of the shameful Palestinian/Islamist way of war. Another aspect would show the Palestinian "soldier" shooting into the baby carriage when it was alone.
I'm not being over-dramatic. You're familiar, of course, with the Palestinian attack where, in cold blood, they machine-gunned a baby in a baby seat at close range.

Another version of the image.
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Israel tries to hit military targets:

From the ICT study above: The Palestinians kill a broad section of society, including old people and people minding their own business in coffee shops and on buses:

The Israelis kill young men engaged in violent attacks and riots, and stupid kids standing around watching:

At around age 12, Palestinian boys (but note, not girls) start watching riots, helping, spotting, running back and forth, throwing stones and carrying toy guns, and, inevitably, getting shot:

The fact that Palestinian girls aren't being killed indicates that the Israelis aren't randomly killing civilians, but engaging in combat, and only those stupid enough to be in the middle of the combat are in danger. In fact, more Israeli girls are killed than Palestinian girls.


"How to Avoid Israeli Brutality."

The Palestinians use children in war

On Israel's rules of engagement against children and youths throwing rocks:

Cox and Forkum on how the Palestinians fight.
Cartoon from here. See Cartoon Use Policy.

Palestinian child abuse: The Silwan incident, Oct 2010.
An ambush is prepared in front of cameras. Palestinian children are encouraged to attack and stone an Israeli car with a settler and his 13 year old son in it. A child runs at the car and is hit. If the car stops, the settler and his boy may be killed horribly. Luckily the driver gets away.
Comical lies from the Palestinian boy afterwards: "I had just left the Friday prayers .. when I saw a car speeding towards me. I couldn't run away in time, I didn't even have time to signal him with my hands. It was clear he did it on purpose. I was on the sidewalk."
The parents of these children should be in jail.

Attempts to find deliberate Israeli killing of civilians

Chart sums it up.
Found here.

Two "massacres" in January 2023 show the difference:
On 26 Jan 2023, Israel raided a camp in Jenin to arrest jihadi terrorists from Islamic Jihad (the clue is in the name). The terrorists fought back. Nine terrorists were killed in the fighting.
On 27 Jan 2023, a racist Palestinian jihadi killed seven completely random Jews at a synagogue.
Deranged leftists compared the two "massacres", and if they were asked to condemn the synagogue massacre, they demanded the pro-Israel side condemn the Jenin "massacre".
A chart sums it up. See full size. From here.

The war since 1948 summed up in two pictures:
A study of deaths in the conflict in first half of 2023.
From here.

Palestinian deaths in the first half of 2023.

The Palestinians try to kill civilians

There is no ambiguity on the Palestinian side. It is policy (and always has been) to deliberately target and kill all civilians, from the old to the young. Endless attacks are made on civilian targets, with no military target in sight. Islam seems to possess no fundamental rules of warfare. Judaism seems clearly morally superior to Islam, since it opposes targeting civilians in warfare.

Selected major attacks before 1947

Selected major attacks after 1947

Lists of all attacks, 1920 to date

TV interview in 2011 of 92 year old Palestinian woman.
Her father took part in the Hebron massacre of the Jews in 1929.
She celebrates the massacre, and hopes for a greater massacre of the Jews in the future.

I point out that if Hamas had better technology, they would use it to more carefully target civilians at pre-schools, primary schools, synagogues, hospitals, cafes and so on.

The Sbarro massacre of children, 2001

The killing of 7 children (and 1 unborn) in the Sbarro pizzeria in August 2001 was the turning point in me abandoning the criticism of Israel I grew up with.

One month later, 9/11 then finished that world off for me.

The Sbarro massacre sums up the mental sickness (and I am being quite literal) of Palestinian society. It's not just that they targeted women and children. It's that they openly celebrated it afterwards.

Students at An-Najah University, Nablus, West Bank, celebrate the killing of the babies at the Sbarro pizzeria.
The old (pre-madness) LGF called it the "University of Death".
Picture from ADL. Picture credit Associated Press.

Sbarro butcher, the evil witch Ahlam Tamimi, describes in July 2012 how the Palestinians celebrated the killing of children: "Afterwards, when I took the bus, the Palestinians around Damascus Gate [in Jerusalem] were all smiling. You could sense that everybody was happy. ... inside the bus, they were all congratulating one another. They didn't even know one another, yet they were exchanging greetings. ... Two minutes later, they said on the radio that the number had increased to five. I wanted to hide my smile, but I just couldn't. Allah be praised, it was great. As the number of dead kept increasing, the passengers were applauding. They didn't even know that I was among them."

The killing of children

The worst thing about the Palestinians is that - unlike the Israelis - the Palestinians deliberately target women and children.

The Palestinians have no basic human morality in their conduct of war, and believe in killing all Jews, including children, toddlers and babies. Opinion polls show the majority of Palestinians support killing Israeli civilians. The Israelis are not like this. No opinion poll in Israel has ever shown majority support for killing Palestinian civilians. The Israelis fight a war against military targets. The Palestinians' war consists of almost nothing but war crimes against civilians.

Unnamed child victim of Palestinian suicide attack on No. 2 Egged bus, Shmuel Hanavi, Jerusalem, Aug 2003.
See here and here.
Unknown picture credit.

The leader behind this attack on defenceless children was the evil mass murderer Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. Justice came calling for him in Mar 2004.

Unnamed child wounded in
Palestinian suicide attack on No. 2 Egged bus, Shmuel Hanavi, Jerusalem, Aug 2003.
Picture credit lost.

Again, the reason why I show this is because the Palestinians wanted to kill or injure this child. They are happy at its suffering. They are not ashamed by this attack on women and children. They danced in the street and handed out sweets in celebration. And the majority of Palestinians support this.

Noam and Matan Ohayon, two little boys shot in 2002 by a brave young Palestinian Islamofascist as they cowered in their bedroom with their mummy.

The killing of Danielle Shefi

The killing of 5 year old Danielle Shefi in 2002 was particularly notable because a Western intellectual tosser had just been in the media a few days before, apparently calling for such killings.


Image from the killing of Danielle Shefi, age 5, by Hamas, Apr 2002.
She was sitting awake in her bedroom in the morning, with her mummy and two baby brothers, when the Hamas gunman came in and sprayed them with automatic fire.
Image from here.


The child killer Samir Kuntar


The story of what Samir Kuntar did.

The Guardian, 20 Dec 2015, printed this revolting happy happy image of the child killer after his death.
After outrage, they changed it.
What a sick paper.


The Palestinians celebrate the killing of women and children

Palestinians dance in celebration at the killing of Israeli civilian women and children in Aug 2004.
Images from Reuters. Found through here. Original source lost.

They are celebrating the Islamist suicide bombing of two buses of women and children doing back-to-school shopping in Beersheba, which killed 16 innocent civilians - including a 3 year old little boy, Aviel Atash - with no military target anywhere in sight. The women and children on the bus were the targets. And the Palestinians are not embarrassed by this. Instead they dance in the streets.

It is not unfair to show these pictures, since this is not just a small minority. The majority of Palestinians support and celebrate these killings.

When have Americans or Israelis ever done this?

Comment on the above: "I apologize for re-stating the obvious, but if Americans or Israelis openly celebrated the murder of innocent civilians, pictures of the celebration would be plastered on the front page of every newspaper on the planet."

It is very rare for modern westerners (American, Israeli or other westerners) to celebrate the death of civilians on the other side in war. Whereas such celebration is commonplace in Islamic societies. This is because western morality is superior to Islamic morality.

The Palestinians, with their primitive racist tribalism, want to kill women and children. The Israelis, with their sophisticated modern universal morality, don't. They only want to kill combatants. That is the difference between them.

There have, unfortunately, been a few times when extremists in Israel celebrated the death of civilians on the other side. But these are rare, and they are loudly condemned across Israeli society.

The difference between Israeli rules and Palestinian war crimes:
Hamas leader Fathi Hamad is famous for this video in Feb 2008 where he boasts that the Palestinians of Gaza "have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly" to help the Hamas fighters kill Jews. And Israel has to fight Hamas while avoiding these civilians.

The killing of the Fogel children at Itamar, Mar 2011

The barbaric killing of the Fogel children at Itamar in the West Bank in Mar 2011.

Palestinian jihadis enter a house, and stab an 11 year old, a 4 year old, and a baby to death. Palestinians then celebrate the killings.

Two animals from the PFLP were arrested for the killings, Apr 2011. "They saw children sleeping in the home, and entered the Fogel family residence. ... Immediately after entering the home, the youths set their knives on two young brothers sleeping in their beds, 4-year-old Elad and 11-year-old Yoav. ... The two then left the house. One of the suspects, however, returned and stabbed to death three-month-old baby Hadas after she began crying in her crib. ... Amjad said that he was unaware that there were two other children in the house, and that if he knew, he would have stabbed them as well."

The body of Elad Fogel, the 4 year old boy stabbed to death in his home by the Palestinian jihadis at Itamar in Mar 2011.
From massacre scene photos.
N.B. These photos were released by Israel with the permission of the family in order to illustrate the horror of what Israel is up against.

Palestinians celebrate the killing of the Fogel children at Itamar, Mar 2011.
A Palestinian man hands out treats to Hamas "policemen" (i.e. terrorists) in Gaza.
From Getty Images.

The same Palestinian "man" celebrates with a taxi driver.
From Getty Images.

Palestinians burn the synagogue of Netzarim in Gaza after the Jews have been expelled, 2005.
Ironically, the Fogel family was only in the West Bank because of the "peace" process.
They previously lived in Netzarim in Gaza, until they were ethnically cleansed in 2005 (an ethnic cleansing applauded by the entire left).
Image from here.

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