Watch: Late Night Hack, John Oliver, Trashed Israel - They're 'War Criminals' For Defending Themselves?
John Oliver, late-night hack and self-proclaimed 'comedian' slammed Israel on his HBO show over the weekend accusing them of "war crimes". According to Oliver, Israel's "Iron Dome' is an unfair advantage to attacks from Palestine. The Iron Dome is a sophisticated defense system that was recently tested when Palestine fired hundreds of rockets into Israel's air space.
I guess the Iron Dome was too successful in protecting citizens because the ultra-left seems to think it's 'unfair'?
“Israel has [the] so-called Iron Dome. And I know ‘What if we blew up the rockets with more rockets?’ Sounds like something someone drunkenly wrote down on a napkin once, but it is a real military defense system that works,” argued Oliver. “And I also know not all the rockets were shot down. Israeli civilians were killed this week, which is terrible. But the point is, this isn’t ‘Tit for tat.’ There is a massive imbalance when it comes to the two sides’ weaponry and capabilities.”
Oliver then compared the Hamas rocket strikes with Israeli airstrikes, which he characterized as overwhelmingly violent and unnecessarily destructive. Oliver referred to some of these attacks as “war crimes.”
“While most of the rockets aimed toward Israeli citizens this week were intercepted, Israel’s airstrikes were not,” he said. “They hit their targets, including a house in a refugee camp, a building housing the associated press and Al Jazeera, and this 13-story office and apartment building. And while Israel insisted that there were military targets in that building and that they’d destroyed it as humanely as possible, even warning people to evacuate beforehand. For the record, destroying a civilian residence sure seems like a war crime regardless of whether you send a courtesy heads-up text.”
The fighting began after weeks of rising Israeli-Palestinian tension in occupied East Jerusalem that culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews. Hamas, which controls Gaza, began firing rockets after warning Israel to withdraw from the site, triggering retaliatory air strikes.
Israel says more than 3,000 rockets have been fired into the country over the past week.