I am an Australian citizen whom is neither Jew nor Arab but have a strong interest in world events. As i have monitored the growing conflict in Israel it has become clear and apparent that the worst attrocities and human rights violations are being perpetrated by the israel state.
Suicide bombings that target civilians are indeed terrible and un-humane, but Israel has murdered 4 times as many innocent civilians by launching missiles into populated areas (refugee camps for gods sake), not allowing medical vehicles through and now firing on medical vehicles!!??? All because they are too weak willed and un-humane to send special ops troops into get hamas members out (like any dignified military would do). Accepting women and children as collateral damage is equal if not worse then targeting women and children in suicide bomb attacks.
Now i have been on many forums in the last few months trying to have intellectual debates about Israel's actions but the only retorts i get to these statements are brainless 'they started it, they target innocents, they dont want peace' type comments. What i am asking any supporter of Israel's actions is how can you morally justify that Israel's murderous tactics are any better than the Palastinians. My Jewish friends here in Australia Ive grown up with are appaled with what Israel is doing at the moment, They have at least enough intellectual independance to realise that no belief system or race makes you any more benevolent for murdering and repressing other people that think differantly from you.
So please, I am seeking an articulate point of view that will change my perception of Israel as a racist state responcible for some of the worst humane rights violations of the last few years.