PREAMBLE OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
I see that generally speaking, the UK when compared to the USA and Israel, fights a more 'civilized' kind of warfare on it's enemies (when acting alone since WWI and not as the poodle of the USA)...yes I know 'civilized warfare' is an oxymoron, but let me elucidate....
The UK had many more years fighting 'terrorists' that the USA or Israel combined, yet the UK fought man to man, a vehicle carrying UK soldiers with small arms - fought the 'terrorists' in Northern Ireland (who also often attacked targets in England itself) that attacked them 'man-to-man', the UK did not use it's many fighter jets or attack helicopters or tanks (or cruise missiles) to fight the IRA or any other enemy of the UK, even when Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands - not ONE UK bullet touched Argentina itself, the UK forces fought for the area that was invaded ONLY - nothing more.
By comparison the USA was NOT invaded by Iraq or Afghanistan - yet traveled to the other side of the world to bomb the capital cities of those countries into rubble - killing tens of thousands of civilians and then invaded and occupied them for years. If Argentina had invaded Puerto-Rico I guarantee you that the USA would have bombed Buenos Aries killing thousands of civilians in retaliation - as they DID in Panama (where they killed over 2,000 civilians according to the Red Cross) in order to 'arrest' the leader of a Sovereign country they accused of drug smuggling (another act that violates International Law - unless you think that you 'own' the world and can do as you please).
The USA and Israel see absolutely nothing wrong with the kind of 'International Law violating' disproportionate 'overkill' and 'video-game' cowardly warfare they wage of weaker enemies from a distance that puts them safely out of harms way as they rain death and destruction down on their weak enemies most of the time....why don't they go wage war on - and invade - one of the MANY powerful countries that hate them as well? Iran, North Korea, Russia, China? Because they would not have the quick one-sided guaranteed victory every bully relishes...they would get a good ass-whipping before they stood any chance of winning in the long-run.
Instead of invading militarily weaker/inferior countries - some as pathetic as Grenada - that had not even a Coast Guard or Air Force and an Army with no heavy artillery whatsoever, only small arms and a few vintage Soviet armored personnel carriers - which the mighty USA invaded; or Israel with Hamas in Gaza - that has as their greatest weapon - notoriously inaccurate short range Katyusha rockets of which only 1% ever reaches Israeli soil...and even then rarely kills anyone.
Israel apologists (who tend to believe the 'Gods chosen people' crap) use the excuse 'Hamas fires thousands of rockets into Israel so we are only defending ourselves"....no sir, your Iron Dome anti-missile Defense system that shoots down 99% of them is ALREADY 'defending yourself'...by bombing civilian areas (whether the enemy hides there or not - the civilians can't stop armed men from doing as they please so how can you blame them for 'allowing' it) and killing 20 Palestinians on average for every Israel killed is not only Nazi style (whom they are supposed to be the 'righteous' opposite of) 'overkill' - but it is also a violation of the Geneva Convention that governs the civilized conduct in warfare (just like your ally the USA who committed acts of GENOCIDE according to the Geneva Convention - when it dropped Atomic bombs on 2 Japanese CITIES full of civilians.
The truth is, Hamas is an annoyance to Israel, but poses no serious military threat whatsoever to the State of Israel and it's most powerful military in the Middle East with over 200 Nuclear weapons. Israel has no legitimate legal or moral excuse for their 'military response' to their Palestinian 'enemies'......and if they knew what the Geneva Convention says (they do - just don't care as the USA always protects them from UN sanctions) - the Palestinians actually have a legal right (though not by killing any unarmed Israelis) to defend THEMSELVES for it is they who are living under the armed military occupation of other people who came to their land and found non-Hebrew people already living there (whether you read the Jews own Old Testament admission - or read about the Jewish emigration into Palestine in the 20th century...of which I might add the UK considered the founders of the state of Israel to be 'Jewish terrorists' as well).
Yes there are Palestinians - as there are Israelis - who are using bona-fide Geneva Convention described 'terrorist tactics' and they should BOTH be condemned, but whether all/most/some Arabs will always hate Jews and wish them dead (and Israel only helps create more and more Arabs with this deepening hatred by their 'terrorist actions in response to terrorist actions'...truly living by their prophet Moses' utterly IDIOTIC & bloodthirsty credo of 'an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth' - which is just as stupid as some of the similar IDIOTIC and bloodthirsty teachings of Wahabbi Islam with its stoning and beheading and amputations as 'punishments' (what kind of Medieval savage could think that such things could be 'God's teachings'?).
No matter what though, the Palestinians (and EVERY indigenous people in the world) DO have every legal right on Earth to have their own fully sovereign state if they so choose, and until Israel can see fit to stop trying to prevent the inevitable - there will be NO PEACE in the middle-East.
Let them build their own army if they want, Israel fought 3 Arab armies with far better weaponry than any Palestinian State could ever afford SIMULTANEOUSLY - and Israel STILL won, so there is no excuse in the world about 'they will only wage war on us if we 'let' them have their own state'...it is not in YOUR place to 'let' anyone have what is their inherent right under International Human Rights Law....who the hell do you think you are? The Gods of the Earth?
(1) Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, color, religion, or faith, sex, birth, or wealth, or any other similar criteria.
To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:
(a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment, and torture;
(b) taking of hostages;
(c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment;
(d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.
(2) The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for....