Regarding the online Opinion piece by Yehuda Shaul (“What Have We Become?”), about civilian deaths in Gaza: It’s easy to take the moral high ground and deplore the killing of civilians, but the writer offers no alternative. What Israel is doing is very different from what the United States and Great Britain did in World War II, because Israel is trying to minimize civilian casualties. We killed about 2 million German civilians, and another 1 million Japanese.
Even though the U.S. has tried to minimize civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, the numbers are in the tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands.
Has anyone in Gaza tried to stop the incessant attacks, challenged the jihadis, or asked the UN or Arab League to free them from Hamas? There’s no White Rose movement in Gaza, as there was in Germany, no opposition to jihad, no opposition to “kill the Jews” and no opposition to “from the river to the sea.”
The people of Gaza, like the people of Berlin, have brought a terrible fate upon themselves; but it’s one they cheered, supported, and abided.