Some Telling Reactions to the Rockets Raining Down on Israel

On of the rockets that landed in a kindergarten in southern Israel

Since yesterday, over 130 rockets and mortar shells have been launched at Israel, the largest projectile barrage from Gaza targeting Israel since the 2014 war. One actually struck the yard of a kindergarten shortly before children were due to arrive.

Thankfully, no-one was killed, despite the intent of those firing them.

Yes, make no mistake about it: those firing the rockets are deliberately aiming at Israeli population centers, striving to cause mass casualties. At the same time, they know Israel will respond, and are hoping the response will involve the death of their own civilians. (To help that process along, they tend to fire their rocket launchers from civilian neighborhoods in Gaza).

There has actually been quite a bit of unequivocal condemnation without the usual “cycle of violence” palava. For example:

At the same time, the following has been the response from many high-profile people who have been quick to condemn Israel for palestinian deaths in the “March of Return” riots (even though vast majority of those killed were terrorists and rioters were trying to break border fence and storm in to Israel with express intention of murdering Jews):

This includes celebrities like Judd Apatow, Bette Midler, Chelsea Handler and Michael Ian Black. Hypocrites and virtue signalers.

Meanwhile, Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch, was not silent. He managed to tweet about Israel as the rockets were raining down.

History is not going to judge these people kindly. And neither should we.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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