Blogging Tory "GayandRight" Fred claws his way through the actual news to get at the real outrage:
Lebanon fires two rockets into Israel....
I guess there'll be huge condemnation in the UN today...
In other, apparently insignificant developments, well, there's this:
Electricity in Gaza decreases by 10%
The total electricity supply in the Gaza Strip has been reduced by 10 percent as of last Saturday because of additional cuts in the supply of industrial diesel that Israel allows to be imported into the area, the project manager of the Gaza Power Generating Company said Sunday in a sworn affidavit to the High Court of Justice.
Israel, which originally introduced cuts in the supply of gasoline, diesel and industrial fuel to Gaza on October 28 after declaring the area to be a "hostile territory," increased the cuts in gasoline and industrial fuel several days ago.
The end result being ... ah, here we go:
"The cut to industrial diesel, used exclusively to power the turbines in Gaza's power plant, mean longer and more frequent power outages for hospitals, water wells, and other humanitarian services, in blatant violation of international law," said Sari Bashi, executive director of Gisha, one of 10 NGOs that have petitioned against the fuel and electricity sanctions.
According to Gisha, the new cuts will cause up to eight hours of daily blackouts.
And the problem is ... yeah:
Even though military action is allowable if it is in self-defense (see point #1), it still must be limited just to targets that are directly involved in the original offensive action. The self-defensive response cannot punish people or property that are not directly involved in the original act of aggression. When innocent people or property are punished by a self-defensive military action - this is called "Collective Punishment", and it is forbidden by international law (see below for quotes) - it is a violation of the basic legal principle of "proportionality"(see point #4).
This has been another public service announcement from people who actually know stuff.