Is there a difference between aggression and self-defence? Accidental military attacks and intentional ones? Justified military operations and unjustified ones?
Not according to Eric Volmers of the Calgary Herald. In a May 1st article about the accidental Israeli attack on the family of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish which resulted in the tragic death of some of his family members, Mr. Volmers described the Israeli operation as having been carried out “for no apparent reason”. We wondered: was Mr. Volmers suggesting that the Israeli Defense Forces had either intentionally or haphazardly fired on innocent civilians? Was this Mr. Volmers’ belief, Mr. Abuelaish’s contention, or was this an established fact on the ground?