MORAL CLARITY in Gaza. “Israel is so scrupulous about civilian life that, risking the element of surprise, it contacts enemy noncombatants in advance to warn them of approaching danger. Hamas, which started this conflict with unrelenting rocket and mortar attacks on unarmed Israelis — 6,464 launched from Gaza in the past three years — deliberately places its weapons in and near the homes of its own people. . . . There’s only one grievance and Hamas is open about it. Israel’s very existence.”

UPDATE: Alan Dershowitz: Hamas are the real war criminals in this conflict. They can’t be war criminals. They’re neither Republican nor Jewish.

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