28 – Number of people killed by Hamas rockets (2001-2014).
1,417- Number of Gaza residents killed in the three week war of 2009. (Most were children. 926 were civilians.)
13 – Number of Israelis killed in the three week war of 2009. (10 of those were by friendly fire.)
1200 – Number of Gazans killed so far in the current Israeli ground invasion as of 7/29/14. (One fourth are children.)
53 – Israelis killed in this current Israeli ground invasion. All but three are soldiers.
1967 – The year Israel seized Gaza from Egypt.
This is what is meant by proportionality.
The Thomistic understanding of what constituted a just war: “It is necessary that the response be commensurate to the evil; use of more violence than is strictly necessary would constitute an unjust war.”
Modern just war theory states: “The anticipated benefits of waging a war must be proportionate to its expected evils or harms.”
Is it just to kill 400 children children for the acts of a few fanatics? Is this justice?
My heart breaks at all this senseless violence.
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