I'm pro Palestine but I find it hard to counter arguments that point out that Hamas is trying to kill civilians and annihilate Israel altogether. how can I respond? because I can't defend that.
Hamas is a despicable organization, and their firing rockets into civilian areas is an explicit war crime. They’d put those rockets to better use aiming at the wall. There are a few things to keep in mind about Hamas though: 1) They only won the election by a slim margin, so 50% of voting-age Gazans don’t even like them. 2) The vast majority of Gazans don’t agree with them politically. The only reason they were voted into power is because they were the only people offering any kind of organized resistance. Most of the people fighting with Hamas aren’t extremists, they’re just normal people trying to defend their homes. And 3) Nearly half of the entire population of Gaza is under the age of 18. Children make up half of Gaza, unable to vote. That means only 25% of the population of Gaza put Hamas into power. Hamas is terrible, but their actions are hardly a reason to collectively punish the people of Gaza.
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