Opinion

Celebrities off beam in one-way criticism

OPINION: Another day, another bunch of ignorant celebrities hating on the State of Israel.

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, among others, have denounced Israel and its "attack on Gaza", specifically the bombing "against the Palestinian civilian population".

It's amazing that these celebrities feel the need to berate Israel but never Hamas, the terrorist group which first started launching attacks against Israel and started the current conflict.

It needs to be noted that Israel does not target civilian populations, whereas Hamas has never pretended to do anything but target Israeli civilians.

The death toll is lopsided, with 1100 Palestinians killed compared to 56 Israelis.

But protecting Israel is the Iron Dome, which intercepts rockets from Gaza, providing significant protection to its population.

Israel has agreed to a ceasefire numerous times and Hamas has consistently refused to come to the party.

At the expiry of a 12-hour ceasefire both sides agreed to, it was Hamas that re-started the conflict, firing rockets at Tel Aviv, one of Israel's biggest cities, and other parts of the country.

But the ongoing conflict is somehow still all Israel's fault.

These people urge Israel to lift its blockade, a blockade which is keeping worse weapons than the ones the country is currently facing out of the hands of Hamas.

Hamas attacks Israel and provokes a military response that I believe would be no different if one of Australia's close neighbours fired rockets daily at our population.

Why do people deny Israel's right to defend itself?

Topics:  carlie walker, celebrities, criticism, opinion




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