Terrorism in Gaza?Posted: January 1, 2009
I’m just wondering. When Mumbai was under seige not too long ago, it was under “terrorist attacks”. It was called “terrorism”.
Now that Gaza is under seige, it is “self-defense”, claiming that the attack was “aimed at stopping rocket attacks that have traumatized southern Israel”.
Being curious, I checked my faithful dictionary for the meaning of “terrorism”, and I found this:
terrorism: the systematic and organized use of violence and intimidation to force a government, community, etc to act in a certain way or accept certain demands.
Quite frankly, if the Mumbai attacks were considered to be terrorist attacks, which the whole world seemed to agree it to be, then surely the attacks on Gaza by Israelis are also considered terrorist attacks.
Or is this a matter of perception?