Israeli soldiers continued their march into Hell, getting closer and closer to Gaza City, the epicenter of Hamas’ intractable rocket campaign against Israeli civilians. Meanwhile, marchers gather in Chicago in support of the Palestinians, and against Israel.
— Shirien (@shirienbean) July 20, 2014
— m_x (@soit_goes) July 20, 2014
Also in London, large crowds march.
— George Aylett (@georgeayl) July 19, 2014
It’s now early Monday morning in Israel, and through the night, Code Red sirens sound in the Sha'ar Hanegev region which includes battered Sderot. Maybe some of those marching against Israel should spend a night in Sderot.
Israel and PM Netanyahu are caught in a devil’s choice: either continue to accept rocket fire over 75% of Israel, until all the Iron Dome interceptors are exhausted (at which time all of Israel will be fully vulnerable), or finish dismantling Hamas’ terror network in Gaza, knowing that the world will call them babykillers, and that Hamas will have every opportunity to tell the world that Israelis are butchers. Netanyahu was grilled by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, and when challenged that the Gaza ground campaign was “brutal”, he responded,
It's very difficult because Hamas is using them, Palestinians, as human shields. We develop anti-missile systems to protect, we use anti-missile systems to protect our civilians. They use their civilians to protect their missiles. That's the difference. So, against such a cynical, brutal, heartless enemy, we try to minimize civilian casualties, we try to target the military targets, and unfortunately there are civilian casualties which we regret and we don't seek. They all fall on the responsibility of Hamas.
While Blitzer was CNN’s A-team in Israel, they removed correspondent Diana Magnay after she tweeted, calling Israelis in Sderot “scum”.
— Asif (@moethemyth) July 18, 2014
The Bible entreats us in Psalm 122 to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We should pray, knowing that a loving God values Palestinian lives as much as Israeli lives. Those who place children on top of tunnel entrances, and hide weapons in hospitals are truly evil, and I pray that the world learn the truth about them.