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A disposition for war

Can killing of innocents be justified? Israel says it is justified as a collateral damage in a vast operation in an attempt to protect oneself.....Well! Is it enough? I don't think so. Almost 400 out of the thousand casualties of this war are women and children. Israel's claims are even more skeptical as they have barred journalists from entering their war playground. Not just journalists, they even prevented humanitarian aid to reach the needy under the argument of danger of arms smuggling. Does self protection mean exterminating the entire race of the enemy? I sometimes wonder what Israel would have done if Palestine had been a state with a powerful defence architecture. Had they been equally belligerent? I doubt. The violent reaction is precisely because they know that Palestine is a helpless guerrilla state.
Everyday, more and more incidents of human rights abuse are being reported. Latest one is the use of white phosphorus. The chemical is known to burn flesh…