Keith Ellison on Gaza. The context is pure Israeli propaganda: "It is important to remember that Israel has real security interests at stake in Gaza. [But Gazans have no real security interests at stake, even as Israel unleashed eight massacres against Gaza in the past 14 years] Hamas has an arsenal of rockets and missiles [and poor Israel is defenseless against these enhanced fireworks], as well as sophisticated tunnels that threaten Israeli civilians [although even Israel acknowledges that militants in the tunnels never targeted Israeli civilians]. Likewise, we must remember that Hamas is exploiting the desperation of their own people in an attempt to inject violence into the border demonstrations." [Even if Hamas has exhorted Gazans not to engage in violence] But Ellison's practical proposals sound right.
May 25, 2018