A while back, one of our lefty friends told us that, of all the rightwing-ish language on MR, the phrase “fired at Israeli schools and hospitals” rings in a particularly artificial way. Artificial or not, it’s true:
Try to wrap your mind around what’s going on in Sderot. This is a town – filled with civilians – that is constantly getting bombed from the air. It’s like being an actual hot war that has lasted a decade, where bombs are getting dropped on houses – and yes, on schools and hospitals. There’s not a country on the planet that would permit this to go on if it was within their power to stop it. But Israel is expected to take it and roll because Palestinian civilians might hurt if Israel tries to root out the terrorists (or, if they’re Hamas members, war criminals) that they allow to live in their midst.
But the Sderot residents that are literally getting bombed? That’s the cost of living in Israel, apparently.
* Jihad claims rocket that strikes Sderot home [Ha'aretz]
* Fatah Group Declares "Summer Storm" Campaign, Calls On Palestinians To Burn Israeli Cities
* LA Times Can Give You Anti-Israel Cycle-Of-Violence Framing. Full And Accurate Reporting, However, Is Not Their Forte.
* Breaking: Palestinian Terrorists Still Trying to Murder Israelis