Opinion

The folly of 'even-handedness' in the Hamas-Israel conflict

By Colin Rubenstein
May 18 2021 - 7:25pm
Israel's Iron Dome aerial defence system intercepts rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza towards Israel on May 10. Picture: Getty Images

It is easy when watching the latest bloodshed between Israel and Hamas to throw up our hands in despair, to blame both sides for the conflict, to call for both to pull back, with Israel as the stronger party expected to lead, and for the resumption of peace talks. But is it fair or helpful?

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