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Killing in Self Defense Is Not "Assassination"

Wendy in AR Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:41 AM
When the terrorists use the civilians' homes, schools, mosques and hospitals as hiding places from which to fire thousands of rockets, yes, there will be civilian casualties....... When will you call out this cowardly behavior? If it were not so, Israel would have no reason to target said areas.... and what about the arms depots, in the same areas? Israel has to take them out.....

When Seal Team Six killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, no one described it as an “assassination.” Why not? Because Osama wasn’t a civilian political leader; he was a terrorist combatant who had declared war on America, and tried to continue his attacks in any way possible.

 

Why, then, have the New York Times and other media outlets referred to Israel’s killing of Ahmed Jabaari in Gaza as “an assassination?” He was the military commander of a terrorist organization, Hamas, which remains at war with Israel, and takes pride in aiming deadly rockets at Israeli civilian targets every day. There’s...