Israeli objective: protecting civilians
Many states have enemies. But not many states have enemies that are dedicated to their total destruction. Unfortunately, the nation-state of the Jewish people has not one, but many such enemies. Hamas is a prime example.
Hamas is a Jihadist terrorist organization now controlling the Gaza Strip. Its founding Charter declares the elimination of Israel through “jihad” (holy war) to be its principal goal. In 2001, Hamas launched its first crude rocket against Israeli civilians. Since then, it has launched more than 14,000 rockets towards Israeli cities — an average of more than three rockets a day over more than a decade.… Seguir leyendo »