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After blast kills at least 500 at Gaza hospital, Hamas and Israel trade blame as rage spreads in region

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By NAJIB JOBAIN, SAMYA KULLAB, RAVI NESSMAN and MATTHEW LEE

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A blatant war crime.

Shocking stuff.

21 ( +35 / -14 )

Everyone knows the IDF bombed it. They are pretending they didn't post on SM an order for certain hospitals to be evacuated (an illegal action in itself) and then delete the posts.

The size of the blast was ridiculous. It was clearly caused by an aerial bomb.

It was a Baptist hospital. MSM has condemned it. So has the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Trudeau and many others.

19 ( +34 / -15 )

Biden do not realize Hamas supporters in the US vote too,it not smart to lay all eggs in the basket for Israel, even Rand Paul voted against the support Israel resolution,

-11 ( +13 / -24 )

Dr Ghassan Abu Sittah:

“Nothing justifies this shocking attack on a hospital and its many patients and health workers, as well as the people who sought shelter there. ​Hospitals are not a target. ​ This bloodshed must stop. ​Enough is enough.”

22 ( +28 / -6 )

First keep expanding occupied area through settlement over years and then destroying hospital?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0uLbeQlwjw

10 ( +23 / -13 )

If the ICC don't prosecute this, they should tear up that arrest warrant for Putin right now and stop the selective, contrived outrage. They couldn't be any more hypocritical to let this slide while pointing the finger at others.

6 ( +22 / -16 )

Hamas fires "awesome" missile at Israel.

Missile misfires and hits hospital.

Hamas blames Israel.

All terrorist sympathizers who hate Israel blame Israel.

Hamas propaganda job done.

If this was Israel, the Hamas loving Biden / Obama Administration would hang the out to dry.

If they don't, tells you all you need to know.

People are so gullible, to believe propaganda!

-16 ( +16 / -32 )

JJEToday 07:18 am JST

If the ICC don't prosecute this, they should tear up that arrest warrant for Putin right now and stop the selective, contrived outrage. They couldn't be any more hypocritical to let this slide while pointing the finger at others.

As soon as you provide conclusive proof that this is an Israeli airstrike, they can get right on that.

-1 ( +15 / -16 )

This a an avoidable human tragedy. An appalling loss of innocent life. A hospital where many were taking shelter refuge, doctors surgeons in unacceptably grueling circumstances saving lives.

A number, I suspect will continue to rise, as many still remain buried trapped rubble.

Both the IDF and Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) are in denial, blaming each other.

Until independent verification, both must accept reasonability for an act that is a war crime.

Hamas actions, the kidnap, hostage taking, slaughtering ultimately led to this tragedy.

This comes as no surprise.

Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran aim to annihilate every Jew, Jewish state, brought the horror of the holocaust to 21st century broadcast media. And subsequently to war.

A prolonged ground offensive, inevitable if the Israeli hostages remain in captivity, could well provide further horrific loss of life.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

People are so gullible, to believe propaganda!

Gullible?

Where are you getting the proof regarding the truth on this?

6 ( +13 / -7 )

It,were is evidence of Hamas wanting to kill all Jews, saying something and doing it like Hitler

-15 ( +6 / -21 )

Hundreds of patients, doctors, nurses, technicians and family members killed while the US navy sits in the Eastern Mediterranean to ensure Israel can commit ethnic cleansing, collective punishment and genocide at will.

Netanyahu's crimes have been enabled by Biden, Sunak, Starmer, Van Der Leyen and the rest. All are blood-soaked monsters supporting genocide and all have to go.

https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/1713984982702555335

16 ( +31 / -15 )

Israel tried an tried ,it did pacify the Palestinian,they only grew stronger and lethal,not like the PLO that use too hijack and blew up planes, even Israel were driven out of Lebanon and led to death of 100 of American military personnel,US citizen should not support Israel, American death usually follow

-15 ( +8 / -23 )

Everyone knows the IDF bombed it.

I agree

They are pretending they didn't post on SM an order for certain hospitals to be evacuated (an illegal action in itself) and then delete the posts.

It’s plausible.

The size of the blast was ridiculous. It was clearly caused by an aerial bomb. 

Probably was.

It was a Baptist hospital. MSM has condemned it. So has the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Trudeau and many others.

Sad, but this is the price of war.

If the ICC don't prosecute this,

They won’t be prosecuted, they’re defending their nation.

they should tear up that arrest warrant for Putin right now and stop the selective, contrived outrage. They couldn't be any more hypocritical to let this slide while pointing the finger at others.

Different, Putin wasn’t attacked, he attacked and invaded another country for his own political self-interests.

-20 ( +7 / -27 )

Unless an independent investigation is instigated, (which is unlikely), each will blame the other.

Some posters (pro Israel. pro Hamas) are predictable with their assumptions.

1 ( +9 / -8 )

 while the US navy sits in the Eastern Mediterranean to ensure Israel can commit ethnic cleansing, collective punishment and genocide at will.

Actually no, that isnt the reason the US Navy is there, but to accept that ruins your agenda.

The world stood by while 6.5 million Jews were exterminated, those against Israel today, seem to want the same thing, but the US is not going to let that happen, no matter how much Hamas, PLO, Hezbollah or any other group in the region tries to eliminate them.

That area is a cesspool no doubt, and neither side is willing to budge an inch, and as long as that is the status quo, innocents will sadly pay the price.

No other countries care enough to step in.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

Sad, but this is the price of war.

A hospital is not a military target.

they’re defending their nation.

Against a hospital?

18 ( +26 / -8 )

A hospital is not a military target.

True.

Against a hospital?

Again, that’s the price of war. Expect more to come.

-26 ( +3 / -29 )

It's all ok, because of the Holocaust the Jews can do anything they want. There will be no come back, the US will still support 100%

Sick.

10 ( +24 / -14 )

The IDF first made a ham-fisted attempt to blame it on Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Realizing that was silly, they then did a U-turn and blamed al-Qassam Brigades (military wing of Hamas). Meanwhile the scrubbed their SM postings (fortunately we have screenshots to prove they are lying).

And it's all on candid camera - there were witnesses including westerners - particularly doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières. It shows a massive aerial bomb.

We know Israel and the US don't recognise the ICC (Russia too). But the ICC has the moral obligation to investigate and indict.

The photos above are a cakewalk compared to the stuff on Telegram. The carnage is off the scale.

This is not self-defense; it's mass murder.

8 ( +19 / -11 )

Again, that’s the price of war. Expect more to come.

This is disgusting.

27 ( +31 / -4 )

Again, that’s the price of war. Expect more to come.

as Express sister said, this is disgusting.

Tell me, why would Israel bomb a hospital?

20 ( +22 / -2 )

An IDF air strike.....but who in the IDF authorized it ?

What a sad and pathetic nation Israel has become

10 ( +17 / -7 )

It was probably Hamas in which case it might not have been an accident.

-10 ( +8 / -18 )

bass4funk

Today 07:55 am JST

Again, that’s the price of war.

You don't think the people responsible should pay any price at all? Even if it was just a horrible mistake?

11 ( +13 / -2 )

I was just thinking, the point bass is making is identical to the one made by Hamas.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Is it beyond belief it would kill its own people?

No, but you need proof. Getting hysterical after watching rightwing North American podcasts is not proof.

What is beyond belief is calling the death of people including children at a hospital ‘good’.

Moral depravity.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

*The IDF first made a ham-fisted attempt to blame it on Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Realizing that was silly, they then did a U-turn and blamed al-Qassam Brigades (military wing of Hamas). Meanwhile the scrubbed their SM postings (fortunately we have screenshots to prove they are lying).*

Proof?

*And it's all on candid camera - there were witnesses including westerners - particularly doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières. It shows a massive aerial bomb.*

Doubt it, Israel knows what that would do to their overall credibility.

We know Israel and the US don't recognise the ICC (Russia too). But the ICC has the moral obligation to investigate and indict. 

The vast majority of the UN doesn’t recognize Hamas as a terrorist group.

The photos above are a cakewalk compared to the stuff on Telegram. The carnage is off the scale.

The Israel government has the absolute right to protect itself and to be honest after what happened Israel has the moral responsibility and duty to protect the Jewish nation.

This is not self-defense; it's mass murder

What Hamas did on 10/7 it absolutely was.

I was just thinking, the point bass is making is identical to the one made by Hamas

If you want to think that, that’s your right.

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Yes it is, if it is used to store weapons that will be used against Israel, and if Israel gives adequate warning to evacuate it.

Why is Hamas shooting its people's own buildings?

Ah so you're claiming it is legitimate military target whilst simultaneously asking why Hamas is targeting their own hospitals. Makes total sense.

Again, that’s the price of war. Expect more to come.

Pretty sick.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

They won’t be prosecuted, they’re defending their nation.

This isn’t how international law works. Even if you are defending your country it doesn’t mean you have carte blanche to blow up hospitals full of unarmed civilians. That is a war crime even if you are fighting a war that is otherwise justifiable and legal.

The Israelis might not be prosecuted for it, but that will be a political rather than a legal decision.

Personally a few days ago I was feeling massively on Israel’s side and wishing them well in taking Hamas down. Today after seeing stuff like this and just looking at the near genocidal level of rage the Israelis are conducting this war with, those feelings are quickly being replaced with anger about the death and destruction Israel is raining down on civilians. I get that Hamas is probably mixed in with them, which is inevitable in an area as crowded s that, but its no excuse.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

This is not self-defense; it's mass murder

What Hamas did on 10/7 it absolutely was

So hospitals are now fair game?

13 ( +16 / -3 )

as Express sister said, this is disgusting.

Tell me, why would Israel bomb a hospital?

If they did, and even if they did, who said it was intentional on their part? Because Hamas said so? For all we know our own people could have been down there, there is zero proof that the Israelis would purposely attack a hospital knowing that hostages could be hidden there.

You don't think the people responsible should pay any price at all? Even if it was just a horrible mistake?

I don’t have the answer to that, maybe? In this situation what Hamas did I personally think Israel should do what it must to finally rid itself of this cancer, war is violent and brutal, no one wants to see innocent lives lost, but it will happen, that’s the price. Hamas started this and Israel will finish it once and for all.

-16 ( +4 / -20 )

bass4funk

Today 08:11 am JST

And it's all on candid camera - there were witnesses including westerners - particularly doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières. It shows a massive aerial bomb.

Doubt it, Israel knows what that would do to their overall credibility.

Hm. You seem have changed your tune a bit, weren't you just saying you agreed that the IDF were probably responsible?

bass4funk

Today 07:42 am JST

"Everyone knows the IDF bombed it."

I agree

Now you don't agree?

11 ( +13 / -2 )

So hospitals are now fair game?

Bombs have no names. Having said that, you do what you can, but casualties will mount on both sides, expect more to come.

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

A mass murder, schools and now hospital! As Colombian president said, gaza is what aushwitz was. At least, some countries see clear on this genocide that started decades ago...ONU is definitely useless.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Hm. You seem have changed your tune a bit, weren't you just saying you agreed that the IDF were probably responsible?

Possibly, I do think so, but do we know for sure? We do not

Now you don't agree?

I never said that I disagreed.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

Proof?

The IDF posted on Twitter with a video of a Gaza-launched rocket malfunctioning, and said that this rocket fell on the hospital. That was proof, it said, that Hamas did it.

When it was pointed out that the time code on the video they posted was nearly an hour AFTER the hospital was destroyed, they deleted the video but kept the claim.

Further, an Israeli media personality tweeted that the IDF had heroically bombed the hospital, killing terrorists. When the backlash was worse than he expected, he deleted his tweet and said it was Hamas.

Doubt it, Israel knows what that would do to their overall credibility. 

The Israeli government has no credibility, and it doesn’t care. So long as there are people - some on this very thread - who think murdering and starving Palestinian children is good and cool and funny, they’ll just keep at it. And those ghouls will continue to cheer genocide.

11 ( +16 / -5 )

Pretty sick.

Yes, war is sick.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

I stand with Palestine because to do anything less would make a mockery of calling myself antiracist, and pro human rights.

As someone pointed out, the only thing that was possibly missing from calling what has been done to Palestinians since before I was born a genocide was a declaration of intent, and many times in the past week, various members of the Israeli regime have ticked off that box, too.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Lives don't count much in that whole region and among all those from there, independent from that specific conflict. Could also be a populated street vegetable market, a missile into poor Yemen, another knife attack in Belgium or an acid attack in London streets. It's of course a general and deeply anchored intrinsic problem, although admitted that we have now here an intentional escalation attempt while all world's governments and heads of state try to calm down the very fragile situation.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

No, but you need proof. Getting hysterical after watching rightwing North American podcasts is not proof. 

So, an overly emotional far left Eurocentric reaction after reading headline news does not provide proof either does it?

Well done. Less hysterical now.

The point I made is simple. You need proof.

You’re improving.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

This was probably a Hamas rocket because they never really cared about their own people. All they really care about is spreading their hate agenda.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

If they did, and even if they did, who said it was intentional on their part? 

The IDF said they should leave the hospital (impossible, given the number of sick and dying). It was an intentional attack on the hospital by the IDF by their own admission.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Isreal is quickly losing the world's sympathy.

10 ( +15 / -5 )

There has been plenty of time to discuss morals concerning the massacre of Israeli infants, children, and unarmed civilians.

Let's not get distracted by leftist news media.

Oh so reporting on tragedies, horrific mistakes, war crimes is somehow "leftist".

Par for the course from the usual suspects but if that is the case the media needs to be more scarlet red leftist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunduz_hospital_airstrike

These incidents are too familiar.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Israel’s own Digital Spokesperson Hananya Naftali, appointed by Netanyahu himself, literally admitted to bombing the hospital and then deleted it a few minutes later and replaced it with a very dubious version of events.

You can see both his offending tweets here:

https://twitter.com/dmmiletisim/status/1714398466762240223

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Israelis and Jews do not realize,you only make a smidget of the world population,80 years ago the world knowingly watch Jews go to their death without indifferent

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Importantly, Hamas has also dug a large portion of its tunnels under, and connected to, civilian sites like school, hospitals, and mosques in dense urban areas. Among other reasons for doing so, this is part of its defensive lawfare strategy.

(mwi.westpoint.edu)

Hey Hamas! Don't do that! This is why this has happened.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

This was probably a Hamas rocket because they never really cared about their own people.

Exactly.

All they really care about is spreading their hate agenda

True, we still don’t know, still very early to tell, we may never know.

No, he’s saying that you are sick

That feeling goes both ways.

for your blasé attitude towards murdering doctors, nurses, the sick, the injured, and the sheltering displaced. Your lack of humanity is repulsive.

No, I’m just a realist and yes, I’m pro-Israel and I’m for democracy, not apologetic and I think Israel should do what is necessary to keep its nation safe and if that means the utter destruction of Hamas, then that is what they need to do. People are going to die, innocent people will die, you think the IDF can completely avoid unnecessary slaughter? Biden, this administration, the UN, EU has no business or right to tell the Israelis how to deal with this problem, they will deal with the threat accordingly. I don’t think Israel should listen to anyone on this. Hamas will hide these hostages possibly where civilians are or schools or even hospitals, it will be a challenge to find these people I hope they do, but real men won’t hide among the innocent or dress like women in order to evade Justice. If they were so powerful, why take in hostages? Sorry, I don’t have an ounce of sympathy for Hamas and I feel for every innocent person caught up in this growing conflict, but it is inevitable that more people will die as a result of their actions, Hamas bears 100% of their impending demise.

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

It gets even more absurd - one of the videos the IDF is using to support the "hamas rocket attack did it" fraud is a video from 2022 - and it clearly shows the lights are on in buildings all through Gaza.

Now the area is totally blacked out because the power is cut off and has been for some time now. Keep on pretending.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

And it's all on candid camera - there were witnesses including westerners - particularly doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières. It shows a massive aerial bomb...

That's all propaganda, could be anyone, it's a war zone, this was the target for who ever wanted to disrupt the upcoming talks..

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

The Israeli Minister of National Security has pledged that victims of Israeli violence will receive “not an ounce of humanitarian aid” but instead “tons of explosives”.

For context, this man had a picture of a mass murderer in his living room. He is a member of the Israeli government. A disgrace.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Horrific. A clear crime against humanity, and the Israeli government at the IDF should be held accountable. Absolutely sickening to see such flagrant disregard for human life. In the meantime the US continues to supply them with the weapons they need to carry on.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

A misfired rocket? I doubt a Hamas or an Islamic Jihad rocket could take out an entire hospital. Even in the event of a misfire, I doubt that was the case. Its more likely that it was the IDF. They would also lie about it.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

If the ICC don't prosecute this, they should tear up that arrest warrant for Putin right now and stop the selective, contrived outrage.

Israel has already said they are not going to cooperate with the ICC in an ongoing investigation of actions of both themselves and Hamas. It's not like they're going to cooperate here either (I get that it's not something that should stop the ICC moving forward on this, but there are plenty of similar instances, scale aside, in another ongoing conflict that have yet to be prosecuted as well). Also, Putin (the same Putin that also does not cooperate with the ICC) hasn't been charged because of any bombing, but something else entirely.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Someone filmed the strike on their phone from a from a few hundred meters away and the sound was caught too. It is exactly the same sound of a JDAM. Went and looked at multiple old videos from Afghanistan on YouTube to compare the sound. Exactly the same sound pattern. Absolutely an aerial bomb whizzing in.

https://twitter.com/alihashem_tv/status/1714336121558126805

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_uwzugvv-g

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Someone filmed the strike on their phone from a from a few hundred meters away and the sound was caught too. It is exactly the same sound of a JDAM

I was just about to post this. T

here is of course an alternative possibility, in which the US have been supplying Hamas with these weapons as well... could you imagine.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

BBC reports similar.

https://x.com/mofarooka/status/1714419800506503531?s=20

4 ( +5 / -1 )

*Now the area is totally blacked out because the power is cut off and has been for some time now. Keep on pretending.*

That means a ground assault will soon take place, it’s going to get messy very fast going forward.

You don’t. You’ve said as much. You don’t care that civilians will die.

I do care, you don’t speak for me.

You don’t care that children are being starved.

Well, you don’t care that over 40 babies were brutally decapitated.

You think that Israel should bomb hospitals to protect itself from the sick and injured.

No, I don’t think so and I just explained my point of view, but Hamas doesn’t care about kidnapping innocent men, women and children, babies, not a word of outrage.

You think that children should die of thirst so Israel can protect itself from literal infants. You’re saying that innocent deaths are fine - if Israel does it. 

No, I think children from both sides will die, but no one told Hamas to paraglide on a bunch of hippie kids enjoying themselves attacking and killing them. Honestly, do they think a response of this magnitude and scale would happen?

And don’t even bother with “I’m pro-democracy”

I am, if you don’t think so, that’s your right, my job is not to persuade you. You do you and I’ll do me.

when you cheered the Jan 6 insurrectionists trying to overthrow the government because they didn’t get the result they wanted. Spare us your hypocrisy, just once.

Well, that’s your opinion, I have a different one and that’s the beauty of democracy, the ability to disagree.

-17 ( +0 / -17 )

Israelis are fleeing Israel, because they do not know what a response by Hamas would be like ,they have know confidence in Bibi and his government,an invasion would seen Israel into recession or even a depression, Biden already told they cannot occupy Gaza,I am one of the few American that is not control by Israel and do not get my marching orders from Bibi,even Israelis or supporters do not have a response

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

And the crazy thing is... the IDF has already struck hospitals over the last week... this isn't a one-off.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Israel had the right to defend itself from attack. What doesn't give Israel the right to do, though, is commit war crimes!

What makes this different from Russia bombing Ukrainian hospitals?

Israel can try and play dumb all they want, but that doesn't mean that everyone is dumb enough to believe their lies. Not when Israel’s own Digital Spokesperson appointed by Netanyahu himself literally admitted (on Twitter/X) to the IDF bombing the hospital and then quickly deleted it a few minutes later.

And it is absolutely disgusting how my own country - the British government - continues to condone the war crimes that are being committed by Israel with impunity. Makes me ashamed of being British, tbh.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

bass4funk

Today 08:45 am JST

No, I’m just a realist and yes, I’m pro-Israel and I’m for democracy, not apologetic and I think Israel should do what is necessary to keep its nation safe and if that means the utter destruction of Hamas, then that is what they need to do.

Given the gross failure to prevent the attacks last week I doubt they are capable of that, and what long-term good would it do anyway? As long as they treat Gaza and the West Bank as theirs to do whatever they want with there will always be terrorism and Israel will never be safe.

People are going to die, innocent people will die, you think the IDF can completely avoid unnecessary slaughter?

Clearly not, which is a bit surprising considering how advanced their military hardware is. If they can't go in quietly and just eliminate the terrorist leaders what do they have intelligence agencies and special forces units for?

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Here are the two sounds of JDAMs put in the same video. Listen:

https://twitter.com/KeithWoodsYT/status/1714395174527254844

I saw a picture taken on an IDF airfield with hundreds of JDAMs being assembled last week. They had loads of them.

It also means this strike was targeted.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

If anyone owe Jews,it the European, because too American leaders Jews dying in the concentration camp was not their priority, because it was seen as a European problem,even when they knowed it was Google US Indifferent Too the Holocaust

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

Given the gross failure to prevent the attacks last week I doubt they are capable of that, and what long-term good would it do anyway? As long as they treat Gaza and the West Bank as theirs to do whatever they want with there will always be terrorism and Israel will never be safe.

Hamas’s charter is to see the ultimate destruction of the Jewish state, you can’t talk to them, can’t reason with them, it is apparent now, and more than ever the two-state solution will never come to fruition. You don’t have a lot of options here. Personally, I wish they could stop this conflict and find a peaceful resolution, but that’s just a fantasy pipe dream.

Clearly not, which is a bit surprising considering how advanced their military hardware is.

Ours just as well, these devices are created by men, fallible and imperfect, mistakes will unintentionally happen

If they can't go in quietly and just eliminate the terrorist leaders what do they have intelligence agencies and special forces units for?

A bit more complicated especially if Hezbollah gets involved in this, you will probably see American troops assisting them at some time point. Personally, I don’t think Israel should hold back, care to avoid civilian casualties as much as humanly possible, but make no mistakes, Hamas or at the very least it’s core leadership are all on borrowed time.

-14 ( +0 / -14 )

I really don’t think Biden needs to go there and provoke the situation. If something happens to him we have ww3.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

HELL ON EARTH! The West just fiddles while Gaza burns. This was always going to happen and we know it. Biden and his predecessors must bear the blame for decades of US failed policy, coddling Israeli governments which refuse to give up their Zionist day dreams instead of forcing Jews and Arabs to set up one state for both semitic peoples.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

Bass4,US learned in Lebanon,not to be a sacrifical for Israel,when 100 of marine died , because of Israel invasion and occupation of Lebanon

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Bassem Youssef in this interview perfectly distills the frustration and helplessness the Palestinians must feel with the total imbalance of justice in this conflict and the ridiculousness of the rhetoric that surrounds it. First time I think I've laughed and cried at the same time.

Warning: Very dark humour.

https://youtu.be/4idQbwsvtUo?si=-oyaasc0bsWJqVKj

5 ( +6 / -1 )

israel continued daily airstrikes, tanks, and artillery attacks on Gaza civilians must stop,

israell has already gone beyond war crime, this is a GENOCIDE and NOT self defense NOR the dismantling of Haman.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

This was the result of an Islamic Jihad missile.

Now Hamas and other Palestinian terrorists have killed almost 2000 civilians since October 7.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

Strength in numbers,the one with number will prevail

-10 ( +0 / -10 )

Israel is killing innocent civilians while the rest of the so called Free World is watching,

Hamas and Israel are two failed Ideologies and systems that uses religion as a cover up for their EVIL agendas.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

As long as they treat Gaza and the West Bank as theirs to do whatever they want with there will always be terrorism and Israel will never be safe.

That is exactly what Hamas thinks.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

All that is left is to sit in an armchair witnessing the horrors of war unfolding.

Attempt to trudge through the propaganda to justify/blame the disinformation, the deliberately spread of unsubstantiated crimes of inhumanity committed to harm the enemy and galvanize strengthen national resolve.

Israel, Hamas have ruthlessly used the tools of propaganda to reminding men soldiers terrorist that it was their job to protect the women and children from the atrocities committed without any shred of human restraint to commit acts of war crime.

President Biden has 24 hours to persuade the government of Israel to hold off whatever phase this bloodier conflict could escalate into or spread through the Arab world.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

This is what Hamas does, they blame Israel for everything.

HERE IS THE PROOF THAT HAMAS TRY TO SEND ROCKET TO ISRAELI CIVILIANS (WHICH IS A WAR CRIME) AND IT SHORT FALL ON GAZA HOSPITAL.

Please get your facts right before you blame Israel for Hamas war crimes

https://www.facebook.com/reel/323138393739049

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

If 2 + 2 is 4, this was an attack by Israil.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Where is the outrage against these attacks by Palestinian terrorist organizations on their own people?

And can someone send me a link to any Palestinian leader apologizing, or speaking out against the Hamas attack last week against Israel young men and women, the elderly and disabled, and infants and children?

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Please get your facts right before you blame Israel for Hamas war crimes

Oh boy, please don't get all uppity for one incident as you, me, everyone knows that Israel is the clear front runner in war crimes against the Palestinians.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

@bass

Biden, this administration, the UN, EU has no business or right to tell the Israelis how to deal with this problem

The U.S. gives over $3 billion a year to Israel. So, yes, Biden and "this administration" has a right to speak their mind. I wish they were more forceful in telling Israel to stop what it's currently doing.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

*A massive blast rocked a Gaza City hospital packed with wounded and other Palestinians seeking shelter Tuesday, killing hundreds of people, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said. *

Anyone believing this propaganda is supporting Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.

Your complicity is exactly what these terrorists want.

Therefore, you support this attack on these people by these radical militants.

Shame on everyone supporting this crime against humanity, the second in ten days by these terrorist organizations.

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The U.S. gives over $3 billion a year to Israel. So, yes, Biden and "this administration" has a right to speak their mind.

But not comment on how Israel should respond.

I wish they were more forceful in telling Israel to stop what it's currently doing.

I am glad that they are not, we wouldn't want anyone to tell us what to do and with the help and intel the Israelis have given us over the years, the US should be thankful that the ONLY democracy in the ME is on our side, because of them, so many lives in the US have been saved because of them, they can throw that justifiably in our faces as well. Let Israel handle this the way they see fit. No restraints.

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Hamas is infamous for using hospitals and schools to store their terror weapons. So no surprise if this is a result of that.

Israeli parents use their bodies to shield their children. Hamas filth use children to shield their bodies.

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This is WAR. Most of the commentator are obviously so naive. It's not a tit-for-tat fighting. After 1000 of their civilians were slaughtered, the Israelis are now in it to annihilate the enemy. While the Palestinians continue to keep the hostages and bomb Israel, the Israelis won't stop. The side that's going to suffer the most now are the Palestinians. It's self-genocide. D-U-M-B.

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I had a friend, a really dumb one I might add, who almost blew his own hand off with a pipe bomb he made. Hamas is stupid like he was.

If it boils down to he-said, he-said, the Israelis are more honorable, believable and ethical than Hamas.

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, I have a different one and that’s the beauty of democracy, 

Well now we are dealing with criminal courts and a jury..... Which is part of democracy

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This is WAR. Most of the commentator are obviously so naive. It's not a tit-for-tat fighting. After 1000 of their civilians were slaughtered, the Israelis are now in it to annihilate the enemy. While the Palestinians continue to keep the hostages and bomb Israel, the Israelis won't stop. The side that's going to suffer the most now are the Palestinians. It's self-genocide. D-U-M-B.

Exactly.

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Israel has not saved on American life ,based on what criteria of national security, Israel cannot be trusted, because of all the Jedua they recruited against America

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Israel is not a democratic country anymore especially Bibi trying to use the courts to hide his crimes

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This is a religious war,that how both sides rationalize their justification,you being ignorant of religion, even if you are not a believer of faith,you do it at your own peril, especially in Israel lots of Jews spend their waking moment waiting for the Messiah to appear, your secular rational thought do not matter , Google Waiting For The Messiah

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Even if Israel are successful in their objective and manage to kill every last member of Hamas and completely destroy the organization, if the cost of doing that is to kill thousands of innocent civilians, destroy their cities and homes, make orphans of children, terrorize a population of 2 million people, then something just as bad or worse than Hamas is only going to spring up in its place over the next generation.

Now a hospital attacked - each side blaming the other. Do Hamas or Islamic Jihad have rockets available that are capable of destroying an entire hospital? From what I've seen what they have look like little more than long-range RPGs.

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Under no circumstances will I vote for Biden as Palestinians lives are not worthless and matter.

USA and Europe gave Israel free license to kill civilians.

USA and EU have blood on their hands.

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“Biden to ask Netanyahu ‘tough questions’ while in Israel in wake of hospital explosion”

oh really?

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“By tough questions I don’t mean menacing or in any way adversarial. Just hard questions that a good friend of Israel would ask about where they think they are going, what their plans are going forward,” Kirby said.”

oh ok then those aren’t tough questions at all.

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“Biden to ask Netanyahu ‘tough questions’ while in Israel in wake of hospital explosion”

oh really?

Of course. If you read the non-extremist media, you would see that Biden is acting like a very respectable leader in these difficult times. The rest of the world outside the extremist media is reporting that.

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The worst traits of so called humanity are being shown by both sides who believe in ancient myths that have no basis on fact. The things I've heard from both sides the last few days is grim and sickening.

Both these groups have a sickness, a different kind mind you. Both sides are willing to kill innocents without remorse.

Leaders of both sides are involved in war crimes justified by their belief system. World is a shambles.

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I heard that 68 percent of Americans support Israel.

What a ship of fools my country is.

Of course the captains, the one percenters, are not fools. They don't care who dies or how many so long as they get rich selling arms and other military contracts.

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kurisupisuToday  07:02 am JST

Dr Ghassan Abu Sittah:

“Nothing justifies this shocking attack on a hospital and its many patients and health workers, as well as the people who sought shelter there. ​Hospitals are not a target. ​ This bloodshed must stop. ​Enough is enough.”

This war crime was committed the last time Nutty Yahoo launched a missile war last year to divert the Knesset's attention from his crimes.

But this time Hamas started this entire ruckus themselves. Israel did nothing whatsoever to provoke any of this.

Still, bombing hospitals is a war crime and two wrongs don't make anything right or even. And there are many Palestinians and Israelis who don't want this insanity.

Wars don't make anyone 'great'. Joe has said himself that Hamas doesn't reflect or represent most Palestinians. They don't.

There won't be any winners here, Palestinian or Israeli; Muslim, Jewish or anything. Losses for everyone.

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Hamas are the only cowards who kill its own people...

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Hell on earth. I cannot imagine any good way out of this. Even Egypt won’t help its neighbor.

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This was a tragic war crime against the sick and injured, and many trying to shelter from the killing, also, I think there were probably hundreds of Hamas killiers inside it, hiding behind the sick and injured, because that is what they do. But I do not believe for one minute it was a Hamas bomb, they do not have that kind of weaponry with that power. And I also believe that given Netanyahu and his extremists evil doctrines, their goal is to destroy every thing Palestinian, it was deliberate. But where was a bomb of that power made, I would bet in another country.

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“Biden to ask Netanyahu ‘tough questions’ while in Israel in wake of hospital explosion”

oh really?

It would be nice to see Biden act like a tough leader.

Come to Israel and show his unwavering support. Ask what Israel needs. Speak out against Hamas, other terrorist groups, and the Palestinian leaders and people who failed to speak out against the attack on Israeli and other civilians.

Let the entire Arab community know that the US stands with Israel.

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President Biden has made quote just 15 international trips to 23 countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank) during his presidency so far, which began on January 20, 2021.

President Obama set a record.....

https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/travels/president/obama-barack

Obama set the record as the most-traveled president for any first year in office; Obama made ten trips to 21 countries (four countries were visited twice) and was out of the U.S. a total of 40 days.

So for President Biden to see fit to fly to Israel in such circumstances gives an indication to the seriousness of what is at stake.

With respect Joe Biden America's oldest president and the first octogenarian in the Oval Office, could find what is waiting for him, his most challenging political conundrum/diplomatic conflict of his entire career.

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oh ok then those aren’t tough questions at all.

What questions do you think he should ask?

Be careful in your answer, for if he asks those questions you’ll have to find something else to complain about.

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Posters, please tell me what country you came from that had a terrorist attack on their soil then just accepted it and moved on. Unless you are a child and have zero knowledge of history, Israel ALWAYS fights back ten fold when their land and citizens are attacked. Maybe Hamas should have thought about that beforehand if they truly care about their people.

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Man! That photo in itself is really heartbreaking. No one deserves that kind of torture at the expense of terrorists. It's the civilians who pay the most. My prayers to them.

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Israel ALWAYS fights back ten fold when their land and citizens are attacked. Maybe Hamas should have thought about that beforehand if they truly care about their people.

Oh they did, and they anxiously await Israeli troops arrival inside Gaza.

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Israel could have said that there was no missile launch or arial bombardments on their side at the time, but immediately brought up the "trajectory" story, pointing a finger to its enemy. So, I have some doubt about Israel's explanation. On the other hand, considering it happened one day before Biden's arrival, it could be the radical groups' action so as to spoil the visit or to turn the table in their favor. Etc. etc., I am afraid that we will know the truth for some time. Whatever, I am hoping that the extremists on both sides will be marginalized soon to pave the way for the two states solution.

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To the extensors

Err, extremists. Weird apple autocorrect.

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By whom?

So what hard questions do you want him to ask?

It’s not a hard question, but I can understand that you have no idea.

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I don’t want him asking any questions. This is solidarity visit.

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Who is Joe Biden to be questioning or dictating a response to Israel who was the victim of a terrorist attacked?

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BlacklabelToday 01:22 pm JST

I don’t want him asking any questions. This is solidarity visit.

Biden will conduct himself in whatever way he sees fit.

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What does the Muslim world think of this, their furious will laid blame on U.S. enabling this tragedy!

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Many Israelis want Netanyahu to take responsibility for the Hamas attacks and resign.

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Why did Netanyahu give $1 billion to Hamas?

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Hamas kills 1400 Israeli civilians because the terrorist organization felt threatened by Israel and Saudi Arabia's growing relationship.

Islamic Jihad bombs a hospital in Gaza because it felt threatened by the planned meeting between Biden and the PA leader Abbas.

Anyone who doesn't recognize what a sick and depraved mentality it is that drives Hamas and Islamic Jihad is supporting such behavior,

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Hamas kills 1400 Israeli civilians because the terrorist organization felt threatened by Israel and Saudi Arabia's growing relationship.

Islamic Jihad bombs a hospital in Gaza because it felt threatened by the planned meeting between Biden and the PA leader Abbas.

Anyone who doesn't recognize what a sick and depraved mentality it is that drives Hamas and Islamic Jihad is supporting such behavior,

I honestly couldn't agree with you more.

Many Israelis want Netanyahu to take responsibility for the Hamas attacks and resign.

No, just the liberals predominately.

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Liberals demand that everyone resign at some point.

Liberals were also quick to blame Israel for the Hamas murder of civilians, even where there was video--provided by body-cam worn by Hamas terrorists--that showed Hamas and other Palestinian civilians breaching the boundary to enter Israel to commit the murders, rapes, and kidnappings.

Now, with this bomb blast at a hospital in Gaza, there is no definitive video yet showing responsibility but because the Hamas-run Health Ministry blames Israel, the left takes the side of Hamas.

So, the liberals didn't believe video provided by Hamas when the committed 1400 murders, but suddenly they believe Hamas when there is no conclusive video as to the responsibility of this bomb blast.

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Open source analysts say that the missile that hit the hospital was fired from within Gaza.

So, everyone here eager to jump to the unlikely conclusion that Israel shot the missile is wrong.

What led you to make that hasty conclusion?

Again,** the missile was not shot from Israel according to Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT).**

A blatant war crime.

Yes, but not on Israel's part.

Israel is killing innocent civilians while the rest of the so called Free World is watching,

Nope, Israel had nothing to do with this.

Israel had the right to defend itself from attack. What doesn't give Israel the right to do, though, is commit war crimes!

What makes this different from Russia bombing Ukrainian hospitals?

Israel did not commit a war crime. And if Russia bombed their own hospital it would be almost the same as the Palestinians bombing their own hospital.

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