Syrians shell refugee camp

Anti-government protesters pray next to the bodies of murdered civilians (Photo: Flickr/ FreedomHouse).

This morning, we heard the terrible news that many Palestinian civilians had been killed by Syrian troops in mortar attacks on their refugee camp. It is not news that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is a monster who will kill whomever need requires (and in any number required) to maintain his power. But this latest escalation is certainly deplorable, and further evidence of how ugly things are getting in Syria.

Israel, we can be grateful, would not mindlessly shell a residential area.  On the contrary, Israel’s activities in the cities and refugee camps in the West Bank have always been pin-point in their precision, usually involving insertion of special forces units to a specific place in search of specific people, or of missile attacks on specific targets. When innocent civilians are killed, it is never due to Israel targeting them – it is due to human error or collateral damage.

Nonetheless, the relative silence about these deaths is deafening. Most probably, those who would usually be loudly condemning the deaths of civilians in a Palestinian refugee camp are waiting to learn the facts of this particular instance. That seems wise and reasonable. There is no such waiting period, however, when Israel is responsible. Condemnation always comes first, followed by the facts. The condemnation damages Israel’s reputation and, by the time the facts emerge, no one is paying attention to demand retraction of those who have slandered the Jewish state.

We hope and pray that Syria’s blood-soaked dictator, Bashar Assad, will soon be brought to justice for this latest crime and for those that preceded it. But we also hope that the world will see and note the horrible double-standard employed by Israel’s detractors and enemies.

Author: Stand For Israel | August 3, 2012
Posted in:  Uncategorized


What do you think?

  • shirley
    August 6, 2012
    4:12 pm

    Enough already, this crazy Assad brutally killing innocent women,children, elderly. NATO needs to step in & clean up this mess like they did in Libya. This dictator needs to GO whatever it takes

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  • Aliza
    August 4, 2012
    5:37 pm

    I’m not surprise to see the Arabs killing each other. That’s how they live. Soomer or later it will become a civil war among the Arab countries.
    I just pray the they would leave Iseael alone.

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  • Erin
    August 4, 2012
    4:29 am

    It is hard to do the right thing, even when everyone else is falling into their own self-interests, but Israel you are not like these fallen ones. Keep standing upright.Be the standard bearer.

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  • sandra
    August 3, 2012
    11:13 pm

    This is most unfortunate. The world must pray that this violence in Syria ends and without the innocent ones being used as human-shields. God’s protection will blanket Israel. There is power in prayer

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  • Alamanta
    August 3, 2012
    8:47 pm

    How long will a single monster continue to shell and kill it own people? This is not only unwise but senseless. This shelling and killings MUST stop.

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  • Steven
    August 3, 2012
    8:44 pm

    What has happened to a world that sees , but does nothing to help and protect innocent lives . I can’t begin to imagine the numerous mothers, Fathers and their children . Pray mercy over all.

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  • scott
    August 3, 2012
    8:18 pm

    pray all you want to people it wont make any difference. We live as in the days of Noah and are end will be much worse than there’s was. However, you can be ready for the rapture.

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  • Roberto
    August 3, 2012
    8:13 pm

    This is terrible,this Syrian Dictator is killing his own people and nobody really cares,except the rebel force that have shown a lot of courage.
    The UN is useless.Russia and China don!t seem to care much.

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  • Romeo
    August 3, 2012
    6:16 pm

    This tyranny must be stopped.lives of innocent civilians are wasted…..please,.don’t blame ISRAEL for this genocide…They are peace loving people..they care for human lives…believe me..

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  • Kirk
    August 3, 2012
    5:14 pm

    I agree with Gods word in Psalm 122:6. Lets all try to make it a point to pray for the peace of Jerusalem every day, and also remember what Gods word says in Genesis 12:3.

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  • Elizabeth
    August 3, 2012
    5:07 pm

    King Solomom said what has happend will happen again.Jeremiah 49:23 -27 sounds like it is happening again, right at this moment. The silence from the UN is indeed deafening.The tragic carnage goes on and on but Assad will bite the dust soon.

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  • susan
    August 3, 2012
    4:47 pm

    ” behold, He that keep Israel shall never slumber nor sleep..”

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  • Sandra
    August 3, 2012
    1:22 pm

    This is not a “war” it is genocide by the Assad regime. They must be stopped! Is there no limit to tyranny? Being of Armenian descent, I cannot believe this is happening. Legalized sadism.

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  • Holly
    August 3, 2012
    1:06 pm

    I love Israel and know with out any doubts that God will soviegntly( I hope this spelling is correct!) protect Israel. God loves Israel. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, you shall prosper that love thee – Psalm 122, verse 6……….

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  • nora
    August 3, 2012
    12:40 pm

    Im actually speechless to hear of all this that is happening. I will keep you in my prayers and may God’s peace and hand be upon Israel and Syria.

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  • yolanda
    August 3, 2012
    12:10 pm

    Well Rabbi we can always hope..and pray.I think this is a necessary evil to bring about the end. I also believe”we”as a people could change the events of the world,if we’d just repent.I do not foresee, that happening.

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  • Carol
    August 3, 2012
    12:00 pm

    I just hope that the palestinians are not trying to find a way to blame Israel for this and not syria. It would be just like the palestinians to do this.

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