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De Telegraaf - Netherlands | Monday, November 19, 2012

Hamas committing war crimes

As a result of its intensified air strikes against Gaza, a growing number of countries are calling on Israel to prevent an escalation. But this is distorting reality, the conservative tabloid De Telegraaf writes: "Since Israel's voluntary withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, missiles have rained down on Israeli cities. For the first time since the Gulf War in 1991 Tel Aviv has also come under fire. The constant expansion of an arsenal of long-range missiles in Gaza betrays Hamas' true intentions. This radical Islamic movement does not want peace, but only the destruction of Israel. Hamas' actions are no different to those in terrorist attacks. The civil population in Israel is its target. The deliberate aiming of missiles at the inhabitants of Tel Aviv is not self-defence; it is a war crime. This needs to be emphasised when certain people can't resist the temptation to read Israel the riot act."

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