Bill Clinton: Hamas "forces Israel to kill civilians"

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Published Thursday, July 17, 2014

Former US president Bill Clinton on Wednesday blamed Hamas for deaths in Gaza, saying the Islamist group "forces" Israel to kill civilians, and warned Israel that its image was at stake.

"Hamas can inflict terrible public relations damage on Israel by forcing it to kill Palestinian civilians to counter Hamas," he told Indian NDTV news channel.

Hamas had a "strategy designed to force Israel to kill their own (Palestinian) civilians so the rest of the world will condemn them," while Israel couldn't "look like fools" by not responding to the heavy missile attacks.

Concerned over Israel's image, Clinton advised Israel not to "isolat[e] itself from world opinion" with its repeated assaults on Gaza, after Israeli naval forces shelled a beach killing four children in an attack that horrified the world.

Israel has killed more than 220 Palestinians, most of them civilians, during 10 days of Israel's assault on Gaza. Fighters from Hamas and other groups fought back with over 1,200 rockets which have been largely ineffective.

One Israeli has died.

(AFP, Al-Akhbar)

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Bill Clinton? Oh, I remember him. Wasn't he the idiot who had a 19 year old girl perform an oral sex act on him while he was the president of the USA?

Sorry, what is his position with regard to Hamas? He thinks the Zionists are not culpable for mass murder a defenseless Palestinian population? He believes the Palestinian elected government caused its own populations to be murdered because the government seeks to defend its population? Wow, that is strange logic. It follows the same logic that a rapist uses when stating he has a right to rape a woman, as well as murder members of her family because she dressed in a provocative manner. This is Clinton's illogic.

If I was in the position of Hamas, watching thousands of innocent civilians killed by a murderous Israeli regime over the years I would adopt the same approach toward Israeli civilians. What is to stop Hamas to fill the rockets with Ebola ?
No corrupt western country will go against Israel and that means most of them, so if they do not defend themselves in the same manner as Israel does they will be wiped out. The US is already willing to accept that, make no mistake.
Israel owns the US admin and whatever they do is followed by poodle Britain.
The world is run by crooks and they will do whatever it takes to hang onto power.
Regards Bert

Did Hamas "force" Israël to do this too?

Please google the number of the report!

UN: Israel uses Palestinian children as human shields! (June 14th, 2013)

UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, CRC/C/ISR/CO/2-4, 14 June 2013.

Concluding observations on the second to fourth periodic reports of Israel, adopted by the Committee at its sixty-third session (27 May – 14 June 2013)

"71. The Committee expresses deep concern about the continuous use of Palestinian children as human shields and informants (14 such cases having being reported from January 2010 to 31 March 2013 only) and about the failure of the State party to comply with the ruling of the High Court of Justice in Adalah et al. v. Commander of the Central Region et al. (HCJ 3799/02, Judgement of 23 June 2005) as recommended by the Committee in 2010 (CRC/OPAC/ISR/CO/1 para. 25) in this respect......

.....Almost all those using children as human shield and informants have remained unpunished and that the soldiers convicted for having forced at gunpoint a nine-year old child to search bags suspected of containing explosives only received a suspended sentence of three months and were demoted".

"72. The Committee urges the State party to immediately abide by the High Court of Justice in Adalah et al. v. Commander of the Central Region et al., to take active measures to prevent the use of children as human shields and informants, effectively enforce the prohibition to use of children as human shields and informants and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice and punished with sanctions commensurate with the gravity of their crimes".

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