Who Should We Blame for Civilian Deaths in Gaza?

Source: Antiwar.com
by Noah Carl

“Many pro-Israel commentators argue that civilian deaths in Gaza are entirely the fault of Hamas, since it was Hamas who started the current war when they brutally attacked Israel on 7th October. Such commentators also point out (correctly) that Hamas uses human shields by placing its weapons in civilian areas. They insist that Hamas is a ‘terrorist organisation’ and get angry when news outlets do not use the term. What they don’t mention is that the Israeli government has at various points supported Hamas, with the aim of dividing the Palestinians and preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state.” (11/20/23)