This is horrific, Jon Snow is 100% right, as always, and he has a balanced view on this. The absolutely imperative point is the utter lack of resources of the Hamas, whether you agree with them or not, and the consequential barrier of protection that Israel (aided by America, who 100% share a huge, huge, huge amount of responsibility for Israeli actions, this cannot be ignored, it is irrefutable) has on the other foot. It’s this that has led to the death of over 200 Palestinian children (out of over 1000 civilian deaths). I don’t care what you believe, or who you think is right in this conflict, that is not okay. It is not ok to bomb hospitals, schools on the pretence that these are Hamas hiding places. It is not ok that 200 innocent kids are dead!!
The average population of Gaza is 17 years of age, meaning 1/4 of the population are under 10. Please watch this video.
Snow says it, and yes we do share some responsibility for this (and I’m not even American) and we have to do something about it too, however small that is. I’m sharing the video, because I’m not sure what else I can do, but I hope other people will watch it too. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the level of discussion that’s been happening on tumblr, especially among young, widely followed bloggers and if all we can do is talk about it and raise awareness of the horrendous war crimes that are being committed, then that’s what we should do!