During and after the conflict in Gaza last summer, the prime-mover behind it – the terrorist group Hamas, which controls the area – mounted a successful information operation blaming Israel for attacking and killing civilians.
Never mind that the Israelis went to unprecedented lengths to avoid such losses, including by exposing their own troops to enemy fire.
The world’s media and policy elites bought this Palestinian disinformation. They forced the Israelis to end prematurely the campaign to prevent Hamas’ missiles and rockets from harming civilians in Israel, and its construction of tunnels to kill or kidnap many more.
Now, Amnesty International has issued a new report that condemns Hamas for torturing and murdering its own civilians in Gaza during the war last year.
Israel was right: Hamas must be destroyed, not protected.