Israel has entered its fourth week of war against Hamas after the terrorist group infiltrated the country on October 7, firing thousands of rockets at residential areas and butchering civilians
As many as 9,400 people have been killed in the war on both sides, including at least 1,400 Israeli civilians and soldiers and 33 Americans. The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry claims more than 8,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza and 110 in the West Bank. At least 10 Americans are feared to be among the 239 people held captive by Hamas
Israel has greatly expanded its ground operations in Gaza over the weekend, marking a new stage in the conflict.
Israel should take responsibility for protecting innocent civilians in Gaza even though Hamas is using them as human shields, Biden administration national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday, as Israeli forces continue to bombard the Gaza Strip following the deadly terrorist attack more than three weeks ago.
Sullivan appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying the Israeli government should take every possible action to distinguish terrorists from civilians during its ongoing operations.
“Hamas is making life extremely difficult for Israel by taking civilians as human shields and putting their rocket infrastructure and terrorist infrastructure among civilians,” Sullivan said. “That creates an added burden for Israel, but it does not lessen Israel’s responsibility under international humanitarian law to distinguish between terrorist and civilians and protect lives of innocent people.”
Sullivan added: “And that is the overwhelming majority of the people in Gaza.”
If you listen to the media, you’d think people in Gaza are starving in the streets, sleeping on rubble and drinking their own tears for survival.
You know, in between volleyball matches at the beach.
These pictures were taken today at the Deir Al-Balah beach in the central part of the Gaza Strip.
Israel only targets Hamas-ISIS and does everything possible to save civilian lives in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/TXIALenD6S
— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) October 29, 2023
Weird this didn’t make the headlines.
Well, that doesn’t align with the prevailing narrative at all, does it?