Numbers Don’t Tell the Mideast Story
by Thane Rosenbaum, thedailybeast.com via dailyalert.org, July 10, 2014
“Retaliatory responses in the Gaza settings will invariably result in equations that simply won’t add up to equivalent losses.
Hamas fires rockets the way Brazilians dance: all over the place. They have launched thousands of them at Israel since 2005-unsuccessfully but indiscriminately, without any regard to where they might land.
When it comes to its retaliatory airstrikes, Israel calls the cell phone numbers of the Palestinians whose houses are about to be bombed.
Paradoxically the world is holding Israel responsible for Hamas being unable to shoot straight. Israel’s moral position would be stronger if the casualty count was more equal. But under what moral principle must a nation mimic both the madness and the misdirection of its enemy?”…