🤥 Civilian casualties are a small price to pay for eliminating a terrorist organization.

Answer 1

Only a few countries and entities, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the EU, and New Zealand, have labeled Hamas as a terrorist organization, while Japan has designated only its military wing as such. Notably, many of these same countries are implicated in breaching the International Court of Justice’s provisional measures outlined in January by cutting off aid to and collectively punishing Palestinians.

Answer 2

This is against international law and the principle of proportionality. There is no justification for the killing (to date) of over 33,000 civilians, 13,000 of whom are children. In fact, this form of collective punishment in order to pressure or “destroy” Hamas is a form of state terror.

Answer 3

We know from the U.S. “War on Terror” that it is almost impossible to eradicate terrorist groups. In the case of Hamas, which is a national resistance movement, this is even more so the case. But even if it were possible, engaging in genocide to obtain these goals is in fact criminal.

Answer 4

By that logic, it’s okay to bomb an entire school to target an active shooter even if none of the children or teachers have been evacuated yet.