New answers tagged

4 votes

Why has the U.S. airdrop of supplies to Gaza been criticized as hypocritical?

The critics aren't saying food shouldn't be delivered, or that US delivering it is in itself bad. They're implying, justifiably, that this US airdrop is happening as a PR move for the purpose of ...
Pete W's user avatar
  • 2,867
7 votes

Why has the U.S. airdrop of supplies to Gaza been criticized as hypocritical?

It's somewhat simplistic to approach this situation with "good actions should be praised" approach. It works with small children, who might lack long-term perspective, but governments are ...
Danila Smirnov's user avatar
11 votes

What reasons has Israel given for its actions related to food and Palestinians?

You ask "why", when the "that" has not been proven. Your source is Michael Fakhri, and while UN sounds objective and neutral, we know that it isn't. Mr. Fakhri is not entirely ...
Tom's user avatar
  • 6,351
0 votes

Is mutilation, sexual assault and kidnappings of minors a part of Hamas' ideology or do they oppose it?

TLDR: Probably neither, but they certainly don't strongly oppose it. It would be very difficult to determine if Hamas terrorists participating in the 2023-10-7 raid were given specific instructions to ...
cjs's user avatar
  • 2,074
0 votes

Is mutilation, sexual assault and kidnappings of minors a part of Hamas' ideology or do they oppose it?

Hamas represents itself as highly Islamic, hence I assume Islamic values should be default for them. And, very unfortunately (and to my surprise), Islam permits rape of civilian women by soldiers of ...
Stančikas's user avatar
  • 20.2k
39 votes
Accepted

What reasons has Israel given for its actions related to food and Palestinians?

So, to repeat myself because your previous, similar Q was deleted by a mod... There's a poll that found that Israelis want food/aid traded for hostages: Also regarding the hostages, Channel 12 asked ...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar
2 votes

What reasons has Israel given for its actions related to food and Palestinians?

Israel does not want palestineans in Gaza (or elsewhere) and they manage to have quite high birth rate. Israel does not consider assimilating palestineans as desirable and has reasons for that. For ...
alamar's user avatar
  • 15.6k
6 votes

Has any German politician proposed an official national policy that individuals must support Israel?

Not as you put it, but close. The German term for the constitutional order is freiheitlich-demokratische Grundordnung (short FDGO, translated free and democratic basic order). There are questions and ...
o.m.'s user avatar
  • 108k
7 votes

Is rape and sexual assault a part of IDF's ideology or do they oppose it?

While there are widespread reports of some sexual assaults by the IDF, there has been no reports of widespread policy of or support for such assaults. The IDF has a history of prosecuting sexual ...
bharring's user avatar
  • 1,739
-1 votes

Did the US provide its own estimates of hunger in Gaza during the 2023 war?

Thus far I wasn't able to find something that has an official endorsement on the same level as in my Q, but the closest thing I found are FEWS NET estimates. About that source, Wikipedia writes: FEWS ...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar
3 votes

Hamas' military spending

I wonder whether Hamas faces a substantial Guns vs. butter trade-off According to MEMRI, probably not a significant trade-off. MEMRI says life in Gaza was decent under Hamas, despite the restrictions ...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar
3 votes

Has Fox News shown any footage from inside Gaza, esp. from a civilian perspective?

Actually they did. At least more recently, and at least in terms of photos. For example, they have a lengthy article about the non-crisis [according to Israel] of food in Gaza. The only photos from ...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar
1 vote

Has Fox News shown any footage from inside Gaza, esp. from a civilian perspective?

The "left-wing" media in the US and Europe appears to be striking for some kind of balance in their reporting of the recent attacks by Hamas and response by Israel, i.e. they've shown ...
Roger V.'s user avatar
  • 18.9k
2 votes

Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Speaking about the tanks specifically, this is form of "gunboat diplomacy". When a state wants to find a diplomatic solution to an issue, but feels that the other involved states might be ...
Ted Wrigley's user avatar
  • 69.1k
-1 votes

Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Egypt has 3 major goals in bolstering its Rafah borders: Prevent the genocide of Palestinians by Netanyahu's government. Prevent Israel from capturing the Philadelphia Corridor or the Salah Al-Din ...
sfxedit's user avatar
  • 8,841
4 votes

Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Egypt seems to send mixed messages - on the one hand threatening to suspend the Egypt-Israeli peace treaty, while in the same time setting ultimatums to Hamas, essentially threatening to give Israel ...
Roger V.'s user avatar
  • 18.9k
6 votes

Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

Egypt Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told (Daily Express USA) leaders in Sinai: We are prepared to sacrifice millions of lives to ensure that no one encroaches upon our territory. Egyptian fears ...
Stančikas's user avatar
  • 20.2k
12 votes

How many hostages has Israel freed through direct military operations (rather than negotiations) after Oct. 7?

As of 12/2/2024, the answer is 3: Ori Megidish was freed from northern Gaza in 31/10/2023. Fernando Simon Marman and Louis Har were freed from Rafah in 12/2/2024.
Erel Segal-Halevi's user avatar
3 votes

Why did Egypt bring tanks to Rafah?

What purpose did these tanks have? Israel did fire across the border by accident. There's no way to answer your question with the precision you ask. They are there both as a show and "just in ...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar
5 votes

Are there any pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian conspiracy theories?

There are plenty of pro-Israel "Pallywood" conspiracy theories. Israel's supporters allege that Palestinains conspire to produce staged footage of Palestinian suffering to evoke Western ...
Stand with Gaza's user avatar
0 votes

Are there any pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian conspiracy theories?

On October 17th, 2023, there was an explosion in the parking lot of the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. News agencies, based on statements from Hamas and the Gaza Health Ministry, initially reported ...
Kelvin Sherlock's user avatar
7 votes
Accepted

Examples of military operations that Israel could have followed after October 7?

TLDR: the only "simple" solution was not to go in and leave Hamas in power after 10/7. Everything else was going to be a mess and if you want certainties, go look at other answers. There ...
Italian Philosophers 4 Monica's user avatar
-1 votes

Are there any pro-Israel/anti-Palestinian conspiracy theories?

I can name one. Just after October 7, some Ukrainian/pro-Ukrainian sources had this conspiracy theory that Russia was behind Hamas attack. I believe that would qualify as pro-Israel conspiracy theory ...
alamar's user avatar
  • 15.6k
2 votes

Examples of military operations that Israel could have followed after October 7?

While this question is clearly asking for opinions (because no 2 situations are alike), it can be answered by stating an authoritative opinion. Instead of offering my own, I'll defer to the opinion of ...
wrod's user avatar
  • 9,075
3 votes

Is there evidence that Hamas killed civilians as a matter of policy on October 7th?

The documents found on the bodies of Hamas fighters by Israeli first responders show that targeting civilians has been a matter of policy. These documents include detailed maps and show that Hamas ...
Stančikas's user avatar
  • 20.2k
7 votes

Is there evidence that Hamas killed civilians as a matter of policy on October 7th?

Targeting civilians has been a long-standing policy of Hamas: Hamas first began suicide attacks specifically targeting civilians in response to the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre carried out by the ...
Roger V.'s user avatar
  • 18.9k
10 votes

Examples of military operations that Israel could have followed after October 7?

Depends whom you're asking. If you asking Russia, China, Qatar or any of the countries that have been more of less vociferously asking for an immediate & permanent ceasefire, no continued military ...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar
2 votes

Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

The intention of Hamas isn't to kill off the Palestinians collectively, but to spend individual lives to liberate the collective. That's not genocide, that's ordinary war. The Gazan population has ...
Steve's user avatar
  • 5,828
-3 votes

Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

If intentional and consistent using of humans and hospitals as human shields, children soldiers firing rockets as well as other ways of intentionally seeking to maximize the casualties with the goal ...
Stančikas's user avatar
  • 20.2k
6 votes
Accepted

Could Hamas be charged with a genocide of Gazans?

It's not the first time Israeli politicians have said something like this, but I'm not aware of any court cases of "self-genocide" initiated somewhere. In another context, the term has been ...
Dolphin 613 Motorboat's user avatar

Top 50 recent answers are included