An excellent summary

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An excellent summary

I wish I wrote this but mod­esty for­bids:

I com­pletely agree with the pro­test­ers who say that the war crimes in Gaza should end.

So, what are those war crimes?

Let us count the charges, shall we?

* I agree that the delib­er­ate tar­get­ing of Israeli civil­ians by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of res­i­den­tial areas by Hamas to attack Israeli civil­ians in order to draw retal­ia­tory fire to civil­ians is a war crime.

* I agree that the recruit­ment of civil­ians to act as human shields by Hamas for com­bat­ants not in uni­form is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of jour­nal­ists as human shields by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of civil­ians and chil­dren by Hamas as bait for the enemy so that snipers can tar­get relief per­son­nel accom­pa­ny­ing their mil­i­tary is a war crime.

* I agree that the delib­er­ate killing of injured and wounded civil­ians by Hamas to increase casu­alty rates is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of uni­ver­sity build­ings for weapons man­u­fac­ture by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that stock­pil­ing explo­sives in civil­ian areas or the trans­port of explo­sives through civil­ian areas by Hamas so that those civil­ians are wounded or killed by mis­han­dling or tar­get­ing of those weapons is a war crime.

* I agree that sys­tem­at­i­cally exter­mi­nat­ing mem­bers of a rival party (Fateh) or reli­gion (Chris­tian­ity) by Hamas for polit­i­cal pur­poses is a war crime.

* I agree that the tor­ture of Fateh mem­bers and Chris­tians while held in jail with­out charges by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that the pas­sage of laws by Hamas which threaten inhu­mane pun­ish­ments such as cru­ci­fix­ion, tor­ture, ampu­ta­tion, and death for polit­i­cal crimes is a war crime.

* I agree that tak­ing hostages and refus­ing to give free access to Red Cross/​Crescent per­son­nel or their use as pro­pa­ganda mate­r­ial is a war crime.

* I agree that Hamas’ use of civil­ian police forces as a reserve army by an orga­ni­za­tion on inter­na­tional ter­ror lists is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of pub­lic air­waves by Hamas to incite vio­lence upon Israeli civil­ians is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of civil­ian for­eign aid by Hamas for mil­i­tary pur­poses is a col­lec­tive war crime.

Oh. Wait. That’s not what you’re protesting.

If it’s been put bet­ter else­where I’m not aware of it.

I wish I wrote this but modesty forbids:

I completely agree with the protesters who say that the war crimes in Gaza should end.

So, what are those war crimes?

Let us count the charges, shall we?

* I agree that the deliberate targeting of Israeli civilians by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of residential areas by Hamas to attack Israeli civilians in order to draw retaliatory fire to civilians is a war crime.

* I agree that the recruitment of civilians to act as human shields by Hamas for combatants not in uniform is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of journalists as human shields by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of civilians and children by Hamas as bait for the enemy so that snipers can target relief personnel accompanying their military is a war crime.

* I agree that the deliberate killing of injured and wounded civilians by Hamas to increase casualty rates is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of university buildings for weapons manufacture by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that stockpiling explosives in civilian areas or the transport of explosives through civilian areas by Hamas so that those civilians are wounded or killed by mishandling or targeting of those weapons is a war crime.

* I agree that systematically exterminating members of a rival party (Fateh) or religion (Christianity) by Hamas for political purposes is a war crime.

* I agree that the torture of Fateh members and Christians while held in jail without charges by Hamas is a war crime.

* I agree that the passage of laws by Hamas which threaten inhumane punishments such as crucifixion, torture, amputation, and death for political crimes is a war crime.

* I agree that taking hostages and refusing to give free access to Red Cross/Crescent personnel or their use as propaganda material is a war crime.

* I agree that Hamas’ use of civilian police forces as a reserve army by an organization on international terror lists is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of public airwaves by Hamas to incite violence upon Israeli civilians is a war crime.

* I agree that the use of civilian foreign aid by Hamas for military purposes is a collective war crime.

Oh. Wait. That’s not what you’re protesting.

If it’s been put better elsewhere I’m not aware of it.