Feel the Bern Israel?
Feel the Bern Israel?
Israel is understandably annoyed this morning. As the Times of Israel reports:
Massively amplifying even Hamas’s own figures, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders suggested Israel had killed “over 10,000 innocent” Palestinian civilians in Gaza during the war there in the summer of 2014, and said the high casualties were the result of an “indiscriminate” Israeli military offensive. Hamas health authorities in Gaza put the civilian death toll at about a seventh of the figure cited by Sanders; Israel puts it lower still.
Note to Bernie: the Big Lie is from the nazis. Not a group you want to quote or emulate. Bernie then continues on his babbling road to stupid:
Told that the number was “probably high,” Sanders responded: “I don’t have it in my number… but I think it’s over 10,000. My understanding is that a whole lot of apartment houses were leveled,” he went on. “Hospitals, I think, were bombed. So yeah, I do believe and I don’t think I’m alone in believing that Israel’s force was more indiscriminate than it should have been.”
But why did the Israelis bomb apartments and hospitals (with sufficient warning to evacuate non combatants no less)? This could be a reason:
The IDF targeted sections of the Al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital in Gaza’s Shejaiya neighborhood on Wednesday, explaining that the medical facility was being used as a Hamas command center and utilized repeatedly by Islamist gunmen to launch attacks on Israeli forces. It said it had issued repeated warnings to the hospital authorities, told civilians to vacate the premises, and warned the gunmen to stop abusing the medical facility.
So this was a command center for acts of terror against military and civilian targets. There was time given to evacuate the area. And most importantly Hamas was hiding in the apartment buildings and hospitals Bernie is talking about. But facts are inconvenient man. and blood libel does not amuse anyone with half a brain and a working knowledge of history.
— ADL (@ADL_National) April 6, 2016
Facts matter indeed. Then there is this:
In response to Bernie Sanders’ opinion that Israel uses “disproportional force” when defending itself. https://t.co/lVZT5HyfEq
— Creative News Junkie (@CNewsJunkie) April 7, 2016
This idiot is a contender? Bernie this is not a May Day march of the commies. This is a proportional response to increasingly violent acts of terrorism.