Gillerman On O’Reilly (Video)
Israel’s ambassador to the U.N., Dan Gillerman, was on O’Reilly tonight to talk about Israel’s operations against Hezbollah in Lebanon. Most of the discussion focused on the world’s opinion of Israel’s “disproportionate” assault and the resulting civilian casualties.
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What’s worth repeating here though, is Gillerman’s contrast between the tactics of Israel and those of Hezbollah:
We try very hard to minimize civilian casualties. Israel is very very very sorry for every civilian that is killed. But the difference is that, while for us, every dead Lebanese child is a mistake, a tragedy, for them, every dead child is a victory.
It’s an obvious distinction, but one that bears repeating from time to time to remind us that there is a fundamental moral difference between the way the state of Israel wages war and the way in which Hezbollah does.