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By Alan Caruba On Sunday, July 27, Eleanor Clift, a member of The McLaughlin Group panel, referred to Israel’s “disproportionate” response to the thousands of rockets and missiles that Hamas has been firing at its citizens for months, if not years.


This is a common criticism of Israel, but it is far easier to make if you are living safely somewhere other than Israel and not being awakened by alarm sirens at 5 A.M. with just a little time to make it to a bomb shelter.


Ms. Clift was hardly alone. In Great Britain, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, in contrast to Prime Minister David Cameron, also declared Israel’s response to Hamas as a “disproportionate form of collective punishment” on the citizens of Gaza.

On July 26, The Times of Israel reported that “Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in London and Paris on Saturday, calling out against Israel’s military operation in the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave."

In London, the second Saturday in a row,

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Hamas tunnel raid kills 5 soldiers in southern Israel


One Palestinian gunman killed in attack on IDF post near Kibbutz Nahal Oz; IDF death toll rises to 53


BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF July 29, 2014, 6:19 am 34


A squad of Hamas terrorists emerged from a tunnel inside Israel Monday evening and killed five soldiers, but failed to carry out an abduction


The attack took place south of Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the vicinity of the Karmi Crossing with the Gaza Strip. Scissors-32x32.png


Earlier in the day, four Israeli soldiers were killed in a mortar attack from Gaza on Monday afternoon, Scissors-32x32.png

Read more: Hamas tunnel raid kills 5 soldiers in southern Israel | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-tunnel-raid-kills-five-idf-soldiers-in-southern-israel/#ixzz38sbpekGW

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