It’s not fair! say Hamas supporters
Bereft of any moral argument for the targeting of civilian population centers with (so far) over 1000 rockets, Hamas supporters have taken up the “it’s not fair!” argument so familiar to any parent with children between the ages of two and six. It goes something like this… “It’s not fair that your missiles (and Iron Dome) work and our rockets suck! It’s not fair that you got to kill more of us than we killed of you!”.
Here is what it looks like.
The argument taken to its illogical conclusion is that Israel needs to put her citizens in harms way in order to gain the moral high ground. A bizarre and gruesome competition if you will, to see who can get their own civilian death toll higher than the other. This is a game the Israelis are not willing to play.
There is no better argument for Israel’s moral superiority than her desire to preserve the lives of her own citizens while minimizing as best as possible the civilian casualties of her enemies.