It is an inhumane crime to bomb civilians during a war. It’s worse to bomb them when there is no war as Hamas has been doing from Gaza. It’s important to understand why war crimes are so serious. they stand far above lesser crimes. War crimes involve murder but they rise to the inhuman level because of the way the murders are committed. “These crimes are so calculated; so malignant and so brutal that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated”, as Prosecutor Justice Robert H. Jackson said at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial.
Bombing Israel by flying bombs attached to rockets launched in Gaza is terrorism, worse than other types of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. Hamas has killed and will continue to kill Israelis’ who have done nothing to deserve being bombed. Yet the United Nations condemns the victims, the Israelis’. What’s wrong with the United Nations that they get it so horribly wrong? Israel wants peace and it gets bombed. Hamas want’s war and it gets praised. there is no peaceful purpose for the existence of the United Nations.
Secretary of State John Kerry said on July 21, 2014 that the U.S. was planning to grant the Gaza Strip $47 million in humanitarian aid. Money is fungible. Giving Hamas $14 million means Hamas doesn’t have to spend $41 million for humanitarian purposes. Instead they can spend $14 million on more bombs.
Hamas is guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes according to Article 7(1) of the Rome Statute, which applies to murder and extermination. Hamas is guilty of a government policy in which those two crimes are part of a widespread and systematic practice. Terror bombing is more than an isolated inhumane act. They prove a consistent pattern of criminality that offends the sensibilities of normal people. The stated aim of Hamas is not simply to harm Israeli civilians, but rather genocide; the killing of Jews, and the elimination of the State of Israel. Hamas has really two grievances: the existence of Israel and the existence of Jews.
Article 8(2)(b) of the Rome Statute deals with the war crime of using people to shield a military objective. Hamas has been guilty on numerous occasions of this crime. Another major war crime of Hamas is to use children for this purpose. Golda Meir, in her straightforward manner, once commented, “We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” In contrast, Hamas has stated that preserving the capacity to bomb civilians in Israel is more valued than the loss of Palestinian children.
The entire culture of Gaza is guilty of war crimes.