Update from BNI:
Times of Israel A Hamas official on Wednesday acknowledged that 50 of the 62 Palestinians reported killed during Gaza border riots on Monday and Tuesday were members of the Islamist terrorist group, bringing the total number of known members of terror groups among the fatalities up to 53.
“In the last rounds of confrontations, if 62 people were martyred, 50 of them were Hamas,” said Hamas official Salah Bardawil in an interview with the Palestinian Baladna news outlet. The Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad had said on Tuesday that three members of its Saraya al-Quds military wing were killed by Israeli forces in Khan Younis.
The Israeli military shared a portion of Bardawil’s interview with an Arabic news outlet, accompanied by English captions.
Yes, Israel looks monstrous for shooting dead about 60 Palestinians who were threatening to tear down the fence along its border with Gaza.
But there is one profound moral difference between the men and women defending Israel and the protesting class now damning them as war criminals.
Israel’s guardians must answer the question their Leftist haters won’t: yes, but what would you do? What would you do if you had their responsibility to protect? Most Twitter activists don’t have that kind of responsibility, and don’t even try to put themselves in the shoes of those who do.
They lack that moral seriousness that comes with making decisions that have real-world consequences. Theirs is the luxury of irresponsibility, which rots their ability to be morally serious.
Here is the question they won’t answer, in various permutations.
What would you do if tens of thousands of Gazans mustered along your border, threatening to tear down the fence?