|Today’s funeral for some of the terrorists killed in the tunnel|
Once again, the most striking unreported story about Palestinians isn’t what some of them are saying, but what none of the are not.
The only purpose of a tunnel reaching under the Gaza border into Israel is to perform war crimes. Whether the crimes are to kidnap civilians, kidnap soldiers, or to pop out of the tunnel and shoot everyone on sight, there is no justification from a human rights or international law perspective to these tunnels.
Looking through Palestinian media this morning, however, and you cannot find a single person who is against such tunnels.
Palestinian leaders rail about “international law” and “justice” at the UN and international forums all the time. They say that they want Israel to be treated as pariahs because of an alleged lack of “justice.”
While there is no shortage of Israeli and Western leftists who happily adopt this narrative, there is an absolute (or near-absolute) dearth of Palestinians who are writing op-eds or Facebook posts or tweets who say, you know what? Tunnels are a violation of international law too, just sayin’?
Fatah’s own Al Aqsa Brigades issued another statement saying “the occupation wants to drag the resistance to the square of direct escalation by performing ugly crimes and new massacres against our people. The resistance today fully aware of the behaviors of the occupation and therefore will respond to the crime with harsh consequences that will be painful to the occupation.”
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