In what universe do you find the owner of a building housing Hamas militants along with media outlets arguing with an IDF commander to allows a crew to go back into an evacuated building to retrieve their equipment before the building is demolished? It is unheard of for any armed force to notify its enemy to minimize the loss of civilian lives – even though it may spare militants in the process.
The owner does not deny that Hamas is in the building and that the forthcoming strike is in error. From his speech, he accepts the fact that the building is about to be destroyed.
The progressive Hamas-loving Associated Press is outraged that Israel would dare strike a military target that also housed journalists being used as human shields against attack by design…
An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets on Saturday. All AP employees and freelancers evacuated the building safely.
[OCS: If not for an Israeli courtesy call to prevent innocents from being killed, your people would be normal and customary collateral damage in a war zone.]
AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt has released the following statement:
We are shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing AP’s bureau and other news organizations in Gaza. They have long known the location of our bureau and knew journalists were there. We received a warning that the building would be hit.
[OCS: You should be ashamed of yourself for placing your employees at grave risk by co-locating in a building with militant combats engaged in open warfare with Israel. I do not see Hamas providing warnings before they bomb innocent civilians. You are a dishonest poseur that had to know that Hamas is a U.S.-designated terrorist organization and that their use of any building makes it a lawful military target under international law.]
We are seeking information from the Israeli government and are engaged with the U.S. State Department to try to learn more.
This is an incredibly disturbing development. We narrowly avoided a terrible loss of life. A dozen AP journalists and freelancers were inside the building and thankfully we were able to evacuate them in time.
The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today. <Source>
[OCS: Right, Hamas intelligence cannot still take the elevator down a few floors to hand you propaganda to disseminate to your large network of mostly progressive media outlets.]
The White House backs up their progressive propaganda mouthpieces…
Nothing new as militants hide behind hospitals, schools, mosques, and civilians…
The progressive left, including Jews, are becoming socialist snowflakes...
Dozens of American rabbinical students have issued a public letter accusing Israel of apartheid and calling on American Jewish communities to hold Israel accountable for the “violent suppression of human rights.”
[OCS: Another useful idiot who believes there can be some degree of moral equivalency between good and evil. I wonder how many non-Jews use their children as targets, hoping they will become martyrs and earn the family a monthly stipend?]
The letter comes as Israel is engaged in an intense exchange of fire with Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, in which nine Israelis and more than 100 Palestinians have died. Israel is facing fierce criticism from progressive politicians and activists for its airstrikes on Gaza in response to Hamas rockets. Alongside the bombing, Israel has been shaken by days of clashes between Arabs and Jews across the country.“Why not call out Hamas?” Sandmel said. “I can’t speak for the group. For myself, as an American Jew who has never lived in Gaza or the West Bank, I don’t feel like I have ground to stand on to try to influence how Palestinians respond to oppression. I do have the ability to speak to the American Jewish community that I am hoping to lead, to look at the ways that we vote and the ways that we give tzedakah and the ways that we educate our communities.”Frankie Sandmel, a rabbinical student at Hebrew College, a nondenominational school in suburban Boston, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the letter was intended as an act of caring, but also a call to change policy regarding Israel. Sandmel, who will be ordained next year, is a former intern at T’ruah, the rabbinic human rights group that has been calling for greater scrutiny on the ways that American philanthropic giving reaches right-wing Jewish extremists in Israel. <Source>
There has never been a large, capable fighting force in the history of the world that has demonstrated their innate morality and regard for human life on both sides of the conflict. I wouldn't be surprised if Joe Biden's multi-trillion infrastructure plan will have an assistance package to help rebuild the destroyed Hamas/Al Jezeera/AP office building?
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell