My Mideast Punchlines: of Iron Domes and cheap plastic gnomes…

In what may be one of the most ridiculous accusations yet against Israel, the UN’s top human rights official condemned Israel on Thursday for failing to share the Iron Dome anti-missile system with Hamas.

According to reports, human rights commissioner Navi Pillay condemned Israel’s military actions to stop Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, telling reporters that Israel was “deliberately defying International Law… in a way that may constitute war crimes.”

She backed this statement by citing Israel’s refusal to share its Iron Dome ballistic missile defence shield with the “governing authority” of Gaza. Pillay criticized the U.S. for helping Iron Dome, adding, “No such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling.”

Just because Hamas fires rockets indiscriminately aimed at Israeli civilian population centres without provocation and fires them from within its own population centres does not “absolve” Israel from its own legal violations, Pillay told reporters.

Small FistPillay reminds me of one of those cheap plastic gnomes people who haven’t got a life put in their front gardens. A plastic gnome is dumb, of course, but you know that if it could speak it would utter the sort of gibberish uttered by the UN’s very own lady of the night. Doesn’t Pillay realise that giving Hamas the Iron Dome would be a complete waste of wonderful technology? Why? Because Hamas’s raison d’etre is not to protect its innocent civilians, but to get the Israelis to kill as many of its own people as possible for propaganda purposes. Said a Hamas spokesman in his bunker: ‘Dome, shmome, I wanna go home’. (Okay, I made that last bit up).

 

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