On July 22, Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed, “Israel Can’t Be Held Back by Hamas’s Cynicism,” in The New York Times.
In the op-ed, Guiora writes, “While the loss of innocent life is always tragic, aggressive self-defense is the essence of operational counterterrorism. Israel has the right to protect its innocent civilians while making every reasonable effort not to harm innocent Palestinians deliberately endangered by Hamas. The Israel Defense Force undertook a sophisticated early warning system; in many cases, Hamas encouraged the civilian population to act as human shields.
Israelis need not pay the price for Hamas’s unconscionable decisions.”
To read the op-ed, click here.