The world, once again, is applying a double standard to the only Jewish, democratic state in the world. To Hamas’ great joy, the world, including the United Nations, Russia, and the United States, among many other countries, are only providing “humanitarian aid” to the innocent Palestinian victims of this war, but the world is forgetting about the innocent Israeli victims of the same war.
Israel, too, has innocent victims. How about “humanitarian aid” to the Israelis who lost everything which they held dear: their houses, their parents, their children, their means of earning their living, their crops, their, synagogues, and their schools. How about “humanitarian aid” to the women who have been raped, the parents whose children are being held hostage, the children whose parents are been held hostage. How about “humanitarian aid” to the people who have been evacuated from their homes because they were the targets of terrorist missiles, every one a war crime, a war crime which the terrorists continue to commit daily by firing missiles into Israel. How about “humanitarian aid” for the people who have “merely” lost a limb or their job. What about the immense expense that Magan David Adom has spent on saving the people who had not yet been killed by the terrorists?
Israel did not start this war. Israel is not firing missiles every day at Gazan civilians. It appears that Israel is being penalized because it has invested billions of shekels in Iron Dome, which has saved and continues to save thousands of Israeli lives and homes, while the terrorists use their people, their mosques, their hospitals, and their schools as shields from Israel’s counterattack.
I am NOT suggestions that there are no innocent victims of the war in Gaza, but the reality is that innocent Israelis are victims, too. For every dollar a country and the UN spends on providing aid to the “poor Palestinians”, it should provide an equal amount to the “poor Israelis”.