Friday, April 13, 2018

NY Times Editorial Suggests Israel Use Fire Hoses on Palestinian Protesters - by Ira Stoll

...Maybe next time around, the Times could consider editorializing with a suggestion that the Hamas terrorists equip themselves with garden hoses rather than with their standard Molotov cocktails, suicide bombs, burning tires, and rockets. Until then, the whole thing is enough to make a reader wish some editor had directed a high-powered fire hose at the computer used to draft the Times editorial, or at whatever soggy-headed individual is to blame for having typed the draft of it.

Ira Stoll..
12 April '18..

A New York Times editorial recommends that Israel use water cannon instead of live ammunition against Hamas rioters in Gaza.

The Times editorial, headlined, “Israel’s Violent Response To Nonviolent Protests,” includes this sentence: “Israel has a right to defend its border, but in the face of unarmed civilians it could do so with nonlethal tactics common to law enforcement, such as the use of high-powered fire hoses.”

There are so many serious problems with the Times editorial that it’s difficult to decide where to begin dismantling it, but the “high-powered fire hoses” suggestion is probably a good place.

Here are six reasons that is a bad idea.

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