If a picture is worth a thousand words…

How many is this worth? Courtesy of Mint Press, live, raw video of bombs exploding at a site where ambulances had rushed, presumably to pick up wounded. In Gaza, of course.

Is this necessarily a war crime? Consider this, and similar attacks by Israel, in light of what we learned from Sarajevo:

But keeping legitimate military targets separate from protected civilian sites is hard to do on the ground. Under international humanitarian law, the parties to a conflict are obliged to separate their military from their civilians as much as possible. But the reality is that this can be difficult. In Sarajevo, for example, the territory under siege was so small that to do so was all but impossible. That said, in Sarajevo, as in many towns across Bosnia-Herzegovina, it seemed clear that the besiegers’ primary target was civilians. That was one of the reasons why Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, the civilian and military leaders of the secessionist Bosnian Serbs, were charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague.

Netanyahu, his cronies, and his enablers should face no less when their stated policy objectives include intentional attacks on civilians to the nominal purpose of getting those civilians to stop supporting Israel’s political enemy, Hamas.

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    • I can respect that you feel that way. For what reason should we just support Netanyahu? What limitations, if any, should be placed on that support? If none, why should there be no limitations on that support? Are there other political voices in Israel that might also deserve our support instead? If not, why should we disagree with those Israelis in favor of the ones currently in power?