Tel Aviv antiwar rally prematurely ended by resumption of Hamas rocket attacks.

You can’t make stuff like this up.

Several thousand left-wing activists gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday evening, calling for an end to bloodshed in the Gaza Strip and a return to negotiations with the Palestinians.

So, yeah, how did that go?

The demonstrations were cut short when Hamas unilaterally ended a humanitarian truce with Israel and resumed rocket-fire from Gaza.

Fortunately for the hardcore protesters, the Israeli government is more concerned with their safety than Hamas apparently is; the combination of the early shutdown and, of course, Iron Dome*: no casualties were reported.  Although five bucks says that not many people in that crowd will really get the contradiction.  Being a member of the antiwar movement in general is not exactly compatible with a stellar capacity for reason: but being one in Israel?  I’d like to know how many of them can actually tie their own shoes.

Via The People’s Cube, who admit that reality has defeated them here.  This is the sort of satire that you’d expect from that site… but it really happened.

Moe Lane

*You know: that totally ineffectual missile defense system that completely coincidentally has been deployed during a nigh-completely ineffectual rocket attack campaign by Hamas. …Man, I can’t imagine what it must be like to have Thou shalt not believe in SDI as part of your personal religion.

9 thoughts on “Tel Aviv antiwar rally prematurely ended by resumption of Hamas rocket attacks.”

  1. It’s like when the aliens show up over LA in “ID4” and all those peaceniks party on top of the skyscraper and then GREEN BEAM.

  2. I can’t help wishing (just a bit) that a missile had gotten through the defenses and arrived at the site of the protest, before the protest had broken up.
    Granted, few of the survivors would be likely to accept reality.
    But there’d be a lot fewer of the most vocal ones. And Israel could get on with protecting its citizens with less treason interfering.
    (Yes, treason. Providing aid and comfort to an enemy that’s outspoken in its desire to commit genocide against your country qualifies by any definition of the word.)

    1. People who didn’t deserve to would have died. And people who definitely didn’t deserve to would have had to clean it up.

    2. I don’t think people deserve to die simply because they happen to be naive…

      I think a lot of the people are going to wake up and realize Hamas doesn’t want peace, Hamas wants them dead.

      1. They aren’t going to wake up and realize it.
        Hamas loudly proclaims its intent, does its level best to fulfill its intent, and whenever it marginally succeeds, there’s dancing in the streets of Gaza.
        Anyone in Israel who doesn’t realize that Hamas wants them dead, is in active denial.
        People who don’t deserve to die, die every day. Hamas has been actively trying to increase this number greatly. And this crowd were aiding and abetting them in their genocidal quest.
        If Hamas had successfully killed a large number of Israelis (many, if not most, of them Jews), and that group had been gathered to aid Hamas, the cosmic irony of it would encourage me that all was right in the world and a supreme deity has the situation well in hand.
        Perhaps wishful thinking. (And it certainly wouldn’t lead to more international support for Israel. We all know the conspiracy theories that would arise from it.) But the fact remains that most of the people at the rally would have had it coming.

      2. “I don’t think people deserve to die simply because they happen to be naive…”

        Except they’re entirely too likely to get OTHER people killed. Peaceniks bearing the brunt of their own naivety would be a welcome change to the norm.

  3. As I have said elsewhere, if Israel decides to drive through Gaza exterminating everything that walks, crawls flies or dies…. *shrug*… the Gazans could only blame Hamas and themselves for electing Hamas. I wouldn’t shed any tears over it.

    1. Make a desert, and call it peace.
      It has the advantage of historical track record of actually working.
      And at this point, it’s the least-bad option.
      Want to embrace genocide? Brag that you love death like others love life? Here you go. Enjoy.

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