Yesterday, a Palestinian gunman broke into a religious school in Jerusalem. He killed eight people and wounded nine before he was shot and killed by an Israeli military officer who was also a student.
By the way, you probably won’t hear the names and ages of the victims, so I’ll commemorate them here:
- Yochai Lipschitz, 18, of Jerusalem
- Yonatan Yitzchak Eldar, 16, of Shiloh
- Yonadav Chaim Hirschfeld, 19, of Kochav Hashahar
- Neriah Cohen, 15, of Jerusalem
- Roey Roth, 18, of Elkana
- Segev Pniel Avihayil, 15, of Neveh Daniel
- Avraham David Moses, 16, of Efrat
- Maharata Trunoch, 26, of Ashdod.
Yes, fully half of them were children. You won’t hear that mentioned, either.
This is the latest result in the Palestinian move towards “reforming” the Geneva Conventions on warfare. Schools are now considered combat centers.
Well, not entirely. They’re not proposing making all schools battlegrounds. They’re doing it piecemeal. Israeli schools are valid targets for attacks, and Palestinian schools are legitimate sources to make attacks from.
They’re not completely changing things around, though. Attacks on Palestinian schools are still war crimes. Even when they’re being used to launch attacks, Israel better not shoot back.
I think I’m feeling another massive “why the Palestinians are so inconceivably wrong” posting coming on…