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- Apr 15, 2006
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This is such a high-horsey take.
I hate to break it to you but almost every take you see on this topic is 'high-horsey' with every single one of us having the distinct benefit of being absolutely nowhere near the conflict or suffering.
So are you suggesting that people who support attacking innocent civilians in a poll are no longer considered innocent civilians themselves? Because hoo boy will that be a slippery slope, lemme tell ya. They are being wiped out by the government of a country many of whose citizens supported them being wiped out. There being a general feeling of “let’s see how they like it” among that population in the moment that they are losing their lives and their loved ones on a daily basis, and live in a state of constant fear of losing more, should hardly come as a surprise to anyone, whether we agree from the safe comfort of our homes or not. Does that make it right? Of course not. But what’s happening to them isn’t remotely right, either. It is extremely disturbing, to use your word. And it should be easy for anyone with empathy to see why so many of them could feel that way when under relentless siege and extreme duress, courtesy of the aforementioned nation. It’s not like Israel hasn’t been destroying any potential for goodwill with the Palestinian people for years or anything.
When people get pushed to a certain point, they tend to stop worrying about what’s “fair and rational” punishment for the side that’s doing the pushing and never paid them any such consideration.
Erm.. no that's not what I'm suggesting at all.
Where is the pushback when the other side has similar popular support when they do similar things.
It is an ugly, ugly business. Gaza has been called an open air prison. And you are expecting the majority of its residents to support the nation of their jailors.
There has been plenty of pushback, widespread protests & criticism from all over the globe against Israel/IDF & anyone supporting their inhuman bombardment of Gaza in their ongoing war with Hamas.
I would expect there to be next to no support for Israel from Gazans as a whole for obvious reasons, but I'd like to think, at least on a human level, that there would be minimal support for the recent actions of Hamas.