(Reuters) – President Barack Obama repeated on Monday that Israel had the right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas militants but said he had serious concerns about the growing number of civilian casualties resulting from the conflict.
“We have serious concerns about the rising number of Palestinian civilian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives, and that is why it now has to be our focus and the focus of the international community to bring about a ceasefire that ends the fighting and that can stop the deaths of innocent civilians,” he told reporters at the White House.
Israel would do well to ignore President Obama (as so much of the rest of the world does).
A cease fire gains Israel nothing.
As usual, the only time calls for a cease fire arise are when Israel responds to attack.
And for those on the left that “genocide” and “war crimes,” where is your outrage against the Hamas war crimes? For that matter, where are your protests against ISIS and the dozens of other Islamic terror groups that slaughter Muslims in numbers that make the casualties in Gaza look like a church picnic?