Skip to comments.Blinken urges Israel to comply with international law and spare civilians in war against Hamas
Posted on 11/30/2023 9:56:19 AM PST by McGruff
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday stepped up calls for Israel to comply with international law and spare civilians as it wages its war against Hamas in Gaza.
On his third trip to the Middle East since the war began on Oct. 7, Blinken said the U.S. remains committed to supporting Israel’s right to self defense. But he also said it is imperative that Israel protect civilians if it starts major military operations in southern Gaza.
His message aligns with the Biden administration’s shifting rhetoric on the war, which began as a full-throated embrace of Israel’s response to the Hamas attacks but gradually tempered as the number of Palestinian civilian casualties began to rise dramatically.
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Will he tell HAMASS to do the same?...................
How about NO! One side is clearly evil. Bomb them until they surrender unconditionally.
International Law for thee, but not for me.
Ya...”sparing them” ....like the 1400 MURDERED by satan’s followers???? .../sarc
I agree that the 75 year long war is not going to end without unconditional surrender by one of the parties. Unconditional surrender will not be achieved by bombing.
Men with knives cutting hearts out will be required.
Since there are no civilians, only non-uniformed enemy combatants in Gaza, no problem. In fact per the Geneva Convention they are entitled to was less protections becuase they hide as civilians (pretty much all in Gaza do)
What does “international law” say about kidnapping, rape, beheading, and immolation of babies? Perhaps when “international law” is enforced on the Gazans then Israel will give it some consideration.
Israel should follow the same policies the US and its allies did in bombing Dresden or Hiroshima in World War II.
The rats love to fight one arm wars. There is money to be made and power to be cultivated on the graves of dead kids.
The Obama regime hates Israel. I do not know why they were giving any pretense otherwise.
Like the US has done in Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Belgrade, Libya, Afghanistan and via our proxy Ukraine?
Sounds like his check cleared. Was it marked “Loan repayment,” too?
This reminds me of my first day of international law class in college when the professor stood up and said “International Law doesn’t really exist but, it’s fun to talk about.”
The longer this goes on the less pressure there is on Hamas and the more there is.pressure on Israel.
The harder Israel tries to gain the moral high ground the more they lose it.
The moral inversion is stunning.
Time is not on their side.
The IDF needs to get back to dismantling Hamas because it is the way to resolve anything with these terrorists
In 628, Muhammad besieged and invaded the Jewish fortress of Khaybar, which hosted more than 10,000 Jews. Sound familiar?
2023 - 628 = 1,395 years.
what an embarrassment Blink is to USA!
I quite agree with you, but to see how apparently many feel read the comments to this YouTube video showing a prisoner release. We are living in a messed up world.
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