Zum Thema Proportionalitaet November 20, 2012, 4:57Posted by Lila in Presseschau, Qassamticker (incl. Gradraketen), Uncategorized.
Ich mach’s mir leicht – hier ein paar Lese-Links, die alles sagen, was ich zum leidlichen Thema body count zu sagen habe.
Petra Marquardt ueber Tote und Todesursachen in Gaza:
You won’t see much in the news about this, but according to the IDF – which of course monitors all rocket launches from Gaza – about 10 percent of the rockets that Hamas shoots in the hope that they will kill and maim Israeli civilians crash back into Gaza. Inevitably, some of these rockets will kill and maim Gazans – after all, as we hear so often, Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
But by now, almost 100 Hamas rockets have crashed in Gaza. Needless to say, the damage and casualties these rockets are causing are usually blamed on Israel. That was also the case when the body of a young boy was brought to a Gaza hospital just when Egypt’s Prime Minister was visiting there last week. The dramatic images were widely distributed by the media – but ultimately, it turned out that the dead boy whom CNN presented as “a symbol of civilian casualties” was the victim of a crashed Hamas rocket.The blogger Elder of Ziyon was the first to point out that the available evidence in this case didn’t justify the claim that the boy had been killed by an Israeli airstrike. In the meantime, a few media sites have corrected their related stories. However, this will probably remain an exceptional case, and most of the damage and casualties caused by crashed Hamas rockets in Gaza will likely be blamed on Israel.
Der Aufschrei der Welt angesichts der Bilder, die auch wir dann, aber auch schon jetzt liefern und liefern müssen, weil dies unsere journalistische Verpflichtung ist, ist garantiert. Und verständlich.
Nur, was ich nicht verstehe: Warum ist der Aufschrei der Welt soviel leiser, wenn er denn existiert, wenn Tag für Tag für Tag Raketen auf Zivilisten in Israel abgefeuert werden und das nicht erst seit gestern, warum ist der Aufschrei nicht groß, daß Organisationen wie Hamas, Islamischer Jihad, Hizbollah im Libanon usw. zivile Wohngegenden wählen, um von dort aus ihre Raketen auf den Feind abzufeuern und damit “Kollateralschaden” zu provozieren, denn sie w o l l e n ja, daß es zivile Opfer gibt, damit diese Bilder um die Welt gehen und die Welt dann aufschreit.
NONE OF the international media considered the huge disparity between the number civilian casualties in Libya and Kosovo compared to zero NATO casualties worth mentioning. The question of proportionality simply did not arise.By contrast, in the current Israel-Gaza conflict, reporters have been quick to accusingly blazon repeatedly that only 3 Israelis have been killed to date, compared to 61 Gazans, and on this account they charge Israel with a disproportionate response.How then does one explain this selective focus on body count, and how should one interpret the dismal lack of understanding that every one of the 12,000 rockets fired into civilian areas of Israel during the past three years was intended to kill and maim as many as possible? Rockets were fired towards schools deliberately at 8 a.m. when the kids were on their way to classes, and only by the grace of the Almighty did they not succeed in these mass murder attempts.
Moreover the manner in which the rockets are fired into civilian Israeli areas from the midst of populated civilian areas constitutes a double war crime. This procedure ensures that responsive attacks on the rocket launchers cannot be achieved without tragically incurring collateral civilian casualties.