In this Fox news interview of a Palestinian legal advisor the Fox news anchor is just stunned how she spins the situation into one where Israel is the agressor with Hamas having done no wrong.

What is most disturbing is what she says and how she says it…let’s look at some of the quotes from the legal advisor:

“Even when Hamas does not fire a single rocket and it’s important to note that these rockets do not have explosive heads”

Let’s see…the rockets do not have explosive heads? Hamas appears to fire primarily two types of rockets: Qassams and Katyushas. The Qassams are developed locally by Hamas operatives whereas the Katyushas (also known as Grads) come from Russia. Qassams carry a warhead of anywhere from 11 – 22 lbs (5 – 10 kg) and have killed civilians as well as Israeli soldiers. See here for a list of Qassam attacks from 2002 until the end of 2007 and here for 2008. Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza strip in 2005.

Another comment made by Diana Buttu was

When Americans were Americans were celebrating the election victory of Barack Obama Israel used that opportunity to go into the Gaza Strip and kill Palestinians so this is not at all a question of Israel simply responding it’s a question of Israel initiating and this is a violation of International Law

What she neglects to point out is that Israel was responding to mortar attacks coming from Hamas in Gaza and that the attack was targeting suspected militants (“Israeli-Palestinian clashes in Gaza kill 6“, Los Angeles Times, November 5, 2008 ). Israel is once again responding to continual rocket fire coming from Gaza even though they withdrew from Gaza over three years ago. No country in the world would be vilified for responding to continual terror attacks from their neighbors…no country, that is, except Israel. Israel is the only one that is singled out for such criticism.

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