If they are so blatant why not protest them?

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If they are so blatant why not protest them?

Via LGF and Mere Rhetoric we find out why Peres’ speech is so impor­tant:

Human rights groups argued Wednes­day that a detailed probe into Hamas’s fir­ing of Kas­sam rock­ets at Israeli com­mu­ni­ties is not nec­es­sary, because it con­sti­tutes such a “bla­tant” war crime. By con­trast, Israel’s actions are more com­plex, and there­fore do require such inves­ti­ga­tion, they said.

With Israel it is much more com­pli­cated apparently;

With Israel things are more com­pli­cated because Israel states it does not delib­er­ately tar­get civil­ians and that it safe­guards them. With Israel, you have to inves­ti­gate each spe­cific inci­dent because even if a civil­ian is killed in an attack, it doesn’t mean its nec­es­sar­ily a war crime.”

Hamas how­ever says not so fast:

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum was quoted by AP Wednes­day as say­ing Hamas attacks on south­ern Israel towns are “a means of self-​defense.” “Those are not civil­ians. They are all sol­diers,” Barhoum said of the res­i­dents of south­ern Israel. “We are fir­ing at places that bring us the F-​16s, the war­planes and the tanks.”

But Micha’eli dis­missed Barhoum’s state­ments as absurd. “No cred­i­ble human rights law expert would accept that excuse,” she added.

This explains why they are not inves­ti­gated but it doesn’t explain why they are not con­demned or protested. The less that these guys make of this stuff the more they are ignored and for­got­ten. If these “bla­tant” crimes are ignored by the NGO’s then as far as the world com­mu­nity is con­cerned they don’t exist.

Via LGF and Mere Rhetoric we find out why Peres’ speech is so important:

Human rights groups argued Wednesday that a detailed probe into Hamas’s firing of Kassam rockets at Israeli communities is not necessary, because it constitutes such a “blatant” war crime. By contrast, Israel’s actions are more complex, and therefore do require such investigation, they said.

With Israel it is much more complicated apparently;

“With Israel things are more complicated because Israel states it does not deliberately target civilians and that it safeguards them. With Israel, you have to investigate each specific incident because even if a civilian is killed in an attack, it doesn’t mean its necessarily a war crime.”

Hamas however says not so fast:

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum was quoted by AP Wednesday as saying Hamas attacks on southern Israel towns are “a means of self-defense.” “Those are not civilians. They are all soldiers,” Barhoum said of the residents of southern Israel. “We are firing at places that bring us the F-16s, the warplanes and the tanks.”

But Micha’eli dismissed Barhoum’s statements as absurd. “No credible human rights law expert would accept that excuse,” she added.

This explains why they are not investigated but it doesn’t explain why they are not condemned or protested. The less that these guys make of this stuff the more they are ignored and forgotten. If these “blatant” crimes are ignored by the NGO’s then as far as the world community is concerned they don’t exist.