John Dugard is a UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories. Based on his credentials, he is educated in international law, and is qualified to lecture, among other things, in International Criminal Law and Public International Law capita selecta. He is also a blatant arabist.
John Dugard claims that Israel’s righteous targeting of a Hamas government office was a “war crime” and those responsible should be punished, a United Nations official said Saturday.
John Dugard also slammed the killing of palestinians in other attacks and the closing of border crossings.
John Dugard ignores the fact that Muslim Hamas terrorists in Gaza have fired 130 rockets (since 15-1-08) targeting civilians in Sderot and other Israeli towns and communities during the last few days.
John Dugard ignores the fact that Muslim terrorist organizations’ use of rocket and mortar shell fire between 2000 and 2007, the years of the terrorist campaign initiated by the Palestinians (called the Al-Aqsa intifada), totaled 2,383 identified rocket attacks aimed at unarmed Jewish civilians and more than 2500 mortar shells aimed at unarmed Israeli civilians.
John Dugard ignores the fact that since 2001, rocket fire has been directly responsible for the deaths of ten Israeli civilians , nine of them Sderot residents. In addition, 433 individuals have been wounded, 2 the overwhelming majority of them civilians, and during the past year and a half more than 1,600 instances of stress were reported.
John Dugard ignores the fact that mortar fire has been responsible for the deaths of ten Jewish individuals, eight civilians and two IDF soldiers. Of the 150 wounded, 80 were civilians and 70 soldiers.
John Dugard ignores the fact that continued attacks by Muslims on the Israeli population have an accumulated psychological impact on the population and destroy the sense of security previously had by more than 190,000 people, who now live under the potential threat of daily rocket and mortar shell attacks .
Therefore, we can clearly state that John Dugard’s comments are insignificant, and Israel’s restrained retaliation targeting Muslim terrorists is completely justified.
Hamas terrorists, the obvious aggressors, are completely responsible for any civilian casualties incurred, especially as they purposely fire rockets at Jews and their families while ensconsed in densely populated civilian areas.