The bloodshed that took place on the sands of Gaza Beach on Friday is truly horrific. Seven innocent sunbathers lost their lives just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. At the time of writing, it seems as though Israel is indeed to blame.
Supporters of the Palestinian Cause (of which I'm not and never shall be a member, or even an 'associate') are no doubt using this incident as yet another stick to beat Israel. The sad truth that that this incident seems to have been a terrible and regrettable mistake on the part of the IDF, will have no bearing on their incessant bleatings and rantings. Forget the fact that the Palestinians are firing Kassam rockets indiscriminately on the city of Sderot night and day, aiming to kill as many people as they can - I have yet to hear any condemnation of this willful campaign - I fear that once again Israel will be accused of all kind of acts, irrespective of what really happened.
I refuse to whitewash everything that Israel does. She makes mistakes and takes actions that I don't always agree with, but my strong belief in what is and isn't fair, takes precedence when a barrage of invective is launched in her direction.
The jury is out as to what happened two days ago in Gaza. An investigation by the IDF and the Justice System will take place and those culpable will be brought to trial, as is the case in similar situations. But I'll be damned if I let any Palestinian loving sonofabitch of a journalist plays judge and jury on an incident that they frankly know nothing about.