skinster wrote:What do you expect people in Gaza to do when their people are repeatedly bombed and killed?
Don't make me laugh, this isn't some bunch of teenage lads getting riled up and throwing a few bricks at the police. This is Hamas a dedicated disciplined highly authoritarian, highly inegalitarian fascist movement. Hamas choose when to attack and when not to attack, and on occasion they allow smaller groups to attack Israel, finding it useful to act through third parties that they can claim not to control.
Hamas' priority is not lifting the blockade, improving the life conditions of Gaza residents or even getting basic rights for Gazans. Hamas' priority is Sharia law. As for some right to resist, the idea is utterly absurd. What State has ever accepted the right of non State actors to use violence against it? What state ever will? Warfare maybe a choice but its never a legal right. Warfare is the death of rights, at least while the war lasts. Warfare may gain you freedom if you win, but it is the death of freedom while it lasts.
Underground warfare by non state actors is the dirtiest war of all. Underground warfare necessitates extreme authoritarianism. As anyone who lived in IRA controlled territory during the Troubles can testify. If a woman was raped by a senior IRA member, what kind of rights do you think she had? What were her chances of a fair trial. Hamas are a terrorist group alright, but not for what they inflict on the Israelis, but for what they inflict on Gazans