Who is Responsible for the Suffering in Gaza?

A short video that puts the conflict in proper context.

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Comments (18)

(13) Bobby5000, July 30, 2014 10:11 PM

Some respectful suggestions

This conflict is shaping up as a sad tragedy with little accomplished except making radical Muslims stronger. From an isolated pariah to a spokesman for children hurt and killed in this conflict, Iran's power will rise. In the last decade, as people saw the brutality of Muslim conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Israel's prestige as a Democratic country providing equality to women rose. Comparative peace seemed to vindicate Netanyahu's policies. His moral division between terrorism and Israel's right of self-defense was being accepted.

That is gone as people see pictures of children dying and bombs at even a schools and shelters. I appreciate the suffering in Israel and having lost friends during 9/11 understand the desire for safety. I write sadly and reluctantly.

I hope there will be some decent Israeli spokesman. The military response is strong, please get a sympathetic spokesman who expresses concern over potential suffering.
Is striking a UN school worth the cost in public relations. Saying safety not public relations matter, until Iran rearms increases nuclear capacity and the consensus for sanctions disappears. If PM Netanyahu were to appear at the UN, pictures of children killed at the UN school would be the rebuttal.

Once the conflict ends, substantial pressure will be placed upon Israel for return to pre-1967, in a situation where the danger for Israel will be the highest. This conflict has not made Israel safer, but instead has strengthened its enemies and with innocent children killed, diluted Israel's argument for moral superiority.

Sheila Novitz, August 14, 2014 4:06 PM

I do not agree

Cannot agree with Bobby5000. Destroying the tunnels and many rocket launchers has certainly made Israel safer for at least a short time. Which is all we can hope for at present and perhaps forever, given the world's hatred of us. Israel's argument for moral superiority is not diluted: Hamas openly admits using women and children, civilians, as human shields, and is proud of this. How on earth does this dilute Israel's moral superiority? Would it be "morally superior" if the Israeli armed forces made no response at all to incessant rockets and mortars and tunnels of Hamas? NO. Israel would simply be stupid and very cowardly regarding world opinion. Finally, I do not believe that this conflict has strengthened Israel's enemies. Sure, in Europe they scream for our death, but this has always been the case. Meanwhile Hamas is militarily weaker (for a while) and a number of Middle East countries are heartily sick of its behaviour, e.g., Egypt and Jordan. And please, Bobby5000, could you stop even obliquely saying that we kill innocent children? Because we do not.

(12) Anonymous, July 30, 2014 1:46 PM


This is excellent! Thank you so much for posting this!

(11) Cynthia, July 29, 2014 8:36 PM

All that has been said is true but......

Aish is speaking to the 'converted'. We agree and see what is really happening. However, these videos and the truth of what is really happening needs to reach the rest of the World who only know what is reported by the wrong people

anon, July 30, 2014 2:23 PM

how many people have you e-mailed this link to?

how many people have you e-mailed this link to?

Anonymous, August 14, 2014 4:08 PM


Many. And all are gentiles.

(10) denise, July 28, 2014 9:17 PM

pro- Israel from a former white anglo saxon protestant

I am so upset about what is happening in Gaza. I was brought up as a Christian,in the US. I question everything,which was very annoying to my own anti-semitic father! The last disagreement we ever had,before his death,was about the Palestinians and the Israelis. I have always felt Israel has a right to defend themselves against aggression, terrorism,etc. it shocks me when people around the world scream out anti-semitic slurs,burn the Israeli flag,and on and on,when Israel tries to defend itself from terrorist groups like Hamas.I'm not very religious, but I belong to a spiritual center in San Antonio,Texas USA. We are basically for people to believe and worship however they wish. I am pro- Israel and definitely pro humanity!

(9) Antonio Perez, July 28, 2014 5:04 PM

Who is responsible?

Hamas, Iran and bigots. These people could live in peace but they prefer suffering and blaming Israel for it. Wake up people!

leah, July 30, 2014 1:21 AM

The human has no human value for their own people's

(8) Miriam, July 28, 2014 10:42 AM



(7) Ayalah Haas, July 28, 2014 9:04 AM

The Left is also onto Hamas

A big Yasher Ko'ach to producer Ariel Blumenthal for selecting most of this video's sound bites and headlines from left-leaning personalities and news outlets. There are well-known people besides those on "the Conservative right," and networks other than Fox who are outing Hamas for what it is its nefarious mission. WELL DONE!

(6) Anonymous, July 27, 2014 9:04 PM


thank you for showing the truth, i just wish the rest of the world would know the truth,
Hashem sould protect all Am-yisroel

(5) kate b, July 27, 2014 6:58 PM

For UK Foreign Office/MEPs and MPs to view

......but the UK F.O know this, they've been sent links to PMW and MEMRI, they refuse to know the truth, because facts, stubbornly won't go away so you chuck enough muck at someone, some of it has to stick. In the case of Israel, it all sticks.

(4) Anonymous, July 27, 2014 5:50 PM


"YES"!! The mosques ARE nothing but barracks, weapons storage areas, military types of training centers for many of the ones who are about violent jihad which are the majority of mosques. LEARN YOUR ENEMY BY READING THEIR koran, sunnah, sira and sharia. I will suggest also including the doc called 'The Project' that outlines the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood since Hamas is a military wing of the MB. AND so are most, if not all, the violent jihad groups around the world - including al qaeda.

(3) Maria Koenig, July 27, 2014 3:32 PM

Yes long live Israel !!!!!!!!!!!

May G-d protect Israel from those wild beasts terrorists!!!

(2) Allen Aigen, July 27, 2014 3:28 PM

Why can't Kerry watch this and learn?

It is only the antisemitic world that feels that they must prevent Israel from fighting back. Why has Kerry not been brokering peace in Syria or in Iraq? Of course, he is Obama's lap dog, and Obama knows that only Israel will yield to world pressure, making him look good.

(1) Yehudith Shraga, July 27, 2014 10:09 AM

Wake up World!

Thank you to Aish.com for placing this video, which shows the danger of the terrorists to all the mankind, including the Muslim Arabs themselves.

People who have programmed themselves on killing and living at the expense of others, will never stop, no matter what the world tries to give them or how the world tries to help them.

They are just up to satisfying their ego through the demolishing of the individualism of others, be it people of different to them worldview, or of their own origin.

All they wish is to live in the world, where the savage instincts rule, that is why they dream about Islamic state and Islamic world. One point they forget, that the world flourishing thanks to the individuals' bestowing efforts to make this world a better place. Without the bestowing quality, this world is going to be a real hell, where there is only one "morality" rules: kill first or get killed.

Long Live ISRAEL, the Nation which is created by G-d to promote and keep the World on the Bestowing Spiritual Path.

toini, July 27, 2014 4:20 PM

Be strong my beloved idf, Hashem is with us, and bzret Hashem with unity we overcome this challenge. Peace upon Israel !


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